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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

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




        TRACK LISTING

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

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

        Various Artists

        The Men In The Glass Booth: Part 1

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

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

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


          STAFF COMMENTS

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

          **Import item!! {DETROIT}

          - Strictly pre-orders only!

          - Limited copies!

          TRACK LISTING

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

          Various Artists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


            TRACK LISTING

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

            2CD:
            CD1
            1) Slowdive – Slomo
            2) Chapterhouse – Pearl
            3) Ride – Vapour Trail
            4) Blind Mr Jones – Henna And Swayed
            5) The Telescopes – Flying
            6) Lush – Sweetness And Light
            7) Spirea X – Chlorine Dream
            8) Kitchens Of Distinction – The 3rd Time We Opened The Capsule
            9) Pale Saints – Sight Of You
            10) A.R.Kane – Lollita **
            11) Airiel – In Your Room **
            12) Lowtide – Alibi
            CD2
            1) Ringo Deathstarr – Kaleidoscope
            2) Horsegirl – Billy
            3) Air Formation – Daylight Storms
            4) DIIV – Taker
            5) Bdrmm – A Reason To Celebrate
            6) Flyying Colours – Long Holiday
            7) Echo Ladies – Overrated – Robin Guthrie Version
            8) The Daysleepers – Flood In Heaven **
            9) Astrobite – Crasher **
            10) Beach House – Lazuli
            11) Mogwai – Kids Will Be Skeletons
            12) Fleeting Joys – Go And Come Back
            13) Ultra Vivid Scene – Mercy Seat
            14) Galaxie 500 – Ceremony

            ** Exclusive Tracks To CD Format

            Various Artists

            Fabric Presents Chaos In The CBD

              After a year of sold-out tours, thousands of vinyl sales on their imprint In Dust We Trust, and their fifth Boiler Room set, New Zealand siblings Chaos In The CBD round off a decade-spanning career with a ‘fabric presents’ mix. The duo’s grasp of house music history is showcased as they create a slick and nostalgic journey through the genre’s hidden gems – making it fabric’s most challenging licensing project to date, with much of the music available digitally for the first time. Louis and Ben see the project as an ode to those underappreciated tunes that made a huge impact on them. Their exclusive ‘Higher Elevation’ blends in with the rest as an everlasting house cut with its delicate dreamy keys, fluffy bass and a groovy loop. The highlight-heavy comp boasts a personable album cover shot in Egypt, adding an extra layer of individuality to this stand out release.

              TRACK LISTING

              VINYL:
              A1 Chaos In The CBD - Higher Elevation [fabric Records]
              A2 Ronin - Romantic Yearnings [Night Lights]
              B1 J.D. Hall - Into You (Johnathan Morning Mix)
              B2 Raymond Castoldi - The Jungle [X-Ray Records]
              C1 Hanna - You & Me [Room Records]
              C2 Miquifaye Ft Javairia Ali - Never Let You Go (Cosmic Vision Vocal Pass) [Metaphor]
              D1 Psychedelic Research Lab - Tarenah (Chill Mix) - 2021 Remaster [Gyroscopic Recordings]
              D2 Z-Formation - Secret Departure [Hi-Bias Records]

              CD:
              1. Paradise Presents Afrikali - Out Of The Jungle (Dancing Flute Mix) [Easy Street Records]
              2. Z-Formation - Secret Departure [Hi-Bias Records]
              3. Turntable Terror Trax - Fingers [Low Frequency Recordings]
              4. Hanna - You & Me [Room Records]
              5. Ronin - Romantic Yearnings [Night Lights]
              6. Chris Brann - Journey To The Centre [Peacefrog Records]
              7. Miquifaye Ft. Javairia Ali - Never Let You Go (Cosmic Vision Vocal Pass) [Metaphor]
              8. Raymond Castoldi - The Jungle [X-Ray Records]
              9. Psychedelic Research Lab - Tarenah (Chill Mix) - 2021 Remaster [Gyroscopic Recordings]
              10. Deep Sided - Fly You [Chicago Deep]
              11. Joshua - Worry No More [Prescription]
              12. The Element - Oh You Got Me (The Deeper Than Deep Mix) [Nervous Records]
              13. Byron Burke Presents Komputer Kidz - String Section [Nettwerk Productions]
              14. Chaos In The CBD - Higher Elevation [fabric Records]
              15. Dana Kelley Aka Dr. Pompeii - Sassparilla Tea (Deep Dub Mix) [Fourth Floor Records]
              16. Brothers Of The Undergound - Gotta Love [MixxRecords]
              17. The Logic Box - Seven [Adult Only Records]
              18. JUZU A.K.A. MOOCHY - Lugar Precioso (The Drums De Fuego Version) [Sacred Rhythm Music & Cosmic Arts]
              19. Blak Beat Niks - I’ll Be There (Kerri Chandler’s Brazilian Vibe) [Large Records]
              20. Morada - Night On Earth (Alex Neri Dub Mix) [DWBoys]
              21. Box Clever - I'll Eat You (If You Were A Box) [Conceive Records]
              22. Sound Clash Republic - Raunchy After Dark [Junk Rock Records]
              23. J.D. Hall - Into You (Johnathan Morning Mix) [Sunfire Records]

              Various Artists

              Music Against Misogyny

                Label Two-Piers announce new compilation Music Against Misogyny, released for International Women’s Day 2023 (Wednesday 8th March). This ‘Charity’ Compilation features artists such as Brix Smith, Panic Shack, Sinead O’Brien, Los Bitchos, Girl Ray, Peaness, Dream Wife, Nuha Ruby Ra, Lande Hekt, Dana Gavanski, CIEL, Momma, ARXX, and more. It has been created to raise awareness of the work and challenges women face daily as well as to celebrate women’s achievements. With this, they are working to challenge gender stereotypes and discrimination whilst fighting for inclusion and equality, not only in the music industry.

                Two-Piers have teamed up with Music Distributor ‘Republic of Music’ and ALL profits from the sales of this album will go to two charities that we believe do their utmost to help women from all backgrounds from domestic abuse to bereavement and homelessness - Brighton Women's Centre & RISE.

                RISE is an independent, Brighton-based registered charity that helps people affected by domestic abuse, who offer practical help ranging from direct advice to refuge accommodation for those whose lives are at risk.

                Brighton Women’s Centre have been supporting self-identifying women in Sussex for over 45 years. We help women from all backgrounds, facing all kinds of issues, to live happier lives. Women dealing with bereavement or trauma, women who have been through homelessness or the criminal justice system, survivors of abuse or discrimination – we’ve welcomed them all

                All the Artists and Bands on ‘Music Against Misogyny’ have given the use of their tracks for Free to help raise awareness and much needed funds for these two charities so support us by buying a copy!


                TRACK LISTING

                Vinyl:
                SIDE 1
                A1. Nuha Ruby Ra – My Voice
                A2. Lande Hekt – Gay Space Cadets
                A3. Panic Shack – The Ick
                A4. Sinead O Brien – Like Culture
                A5. CIEL – Baby Don’t You Know
                A6. Brix Smith – Fast Net
                A7. Momma – Motorbike
                A8. Dream Wife - Leech
                SIDE 2
                B1. Los Bitchos – Las Panteras
                B2. Peaness – How I’m Feeling
                B3. Girl Ray – Everybody’s Saying That
                B4. ARXX Ft. Pillow Queens – Call Me Crazy
                B5. Roe – I Can Change
                B6. Ailbhe Reddy – Walk Away
                B7. Lexie Carroll – The Sky Looked Nice Today
                B8. Dana Gavanski – I Kiss The Night

                CD:
                1. Nuha Ruby Ra – My Voice
                2. Lande Hekt – Gay Space Cadets
                3. Panic Shack – The Ick
                4. Sinead O Brien – Like Culture
                5. CIEL – Baby Don’t You Know
                6. Brix Smith – Fast Net
                7. Queen Cult – Better Believe It*
                8. Momma – Motorbike
                9. Dream Wife – Leech
                10. Los Bitchos – Las Panteras
                11. Peaness – How I’m Feeling
                12. Girl Ray – Everybody’s Saying That
                13. ARXX Ft. Pillow Queens – Call Me Crazy
                14. King Hannah – All Being Fine*
                15. KID 2 – The Loud Noise Of Your Spine*
                16. Anna B Savage – The Ghost*
                17. Roe – I Can Change
                18. Ailbhe Reddy – Walk Away
                19. BATTS Ft. Sharon Van Etten – Blue*
                20. Lexie Carroll – The Sky Looked Nice Today
                21. Dana Gavanski – I Kiss The Night

                * These Tracks Are Exclusive To The CD

                Various Artists

                Adrian Sherwood Presents: Dub No Frontiers

                  Dub No Frontiers is inspired by and features female vocalists that Adrian Sherwood and the On-U Sound label knew from the UK or had met while travelling around the world. Many of the singers said they felt the dub and reggae arena was a bit of a male preserve and a little intimidating even, so Sherwood decided to invite artistes to perform a song of their choice, all in non-English on his rhythm tracks. Vocalists include Likkle Mai (singing in Japanese), Rita Morar (Hindi), Kerieva (Romani), Neyssatou (Arabic) & Yehaiyahan (Chinese).

                  The album is dedicated to the memory of both Ariane ‘Ari Up’ Forster and Lincoln Valentine ‘Style’ Scott with whom the project started.

                  Peter Harris’s cover painting of Afeni Shakur Davis sets the visual tone of the record and both the LP and CD come with a 12-page booklet featuring more of his paintings of inspiring women from the world of literature, politics, law, civil rights and medicine, such as Claudia Jones, Flo Kennedy, Barbara Jordan, Claudette Colvin and Mary Seacole.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Yehaiyahan — Love Hurts [3:11]
                  2. Likkle Mai — Haste Makes Waste [4:12]
                  3. Rita Morar — Meri Awaaz Suno (Hear My Voice) [3:15]
                  4. In Temi Oyedele — I Dupe (Thanks Giving) [4:21]
                  5. Neyssatou — War [4:15]
                  6. Maria Wenda — Okama Werek Halok [3:42]
                  7. Kerieva — Chavale [3:52]
                  8. JaGodDa — Krysztalowy Aniol (Crystal Angel) [3:57]
                  9. Saba Tewelde — Semarulay Daqey [2:36]
                  10. Nadya Ostroff DR.NO — Little Cosmonaut [4:31]

                  Various Artists

                  Suburban Annihalation (The California Hardcore Explosion From The City To The Beach: 1978-1983)

                    Futurismo present their new anthology series: Altered Vision, beginning with SUBURBAN ANNIHILATION The California Hardcore Explosion / From The City To The Beach: 1978-1983.

                    This aggressive collection draws from California’s rich history of punk, more specifically hardcore: a new sound that eschewed melody for intensity, a sound that took punk harder and faster, a sound intrinsically American. Whilst hardcore was also burning over on the East Coast, it was in California that it had ignited and sprawled, a sonic punch in the face that raged socio-political disdain and total abandonment for commercialism, fuelled by a crumbling American Dream and the collapse of family values.

                    Suburban Annihilation takes you from the major cities, to the coastal towns, to the SoCal suburbs, showcasing some the most important bands of the West Coast. Blasting off with the Adolescents ‘I Hate Children’, it heads from the year zero of Middle Class’s ‘Out Of Vogue’ to the surf punk of Agent Orange’s ‘Bloodstains’, from the blues tinged outlaw of The Gun Club’s ‘She’s Like Heroin to Me’ to the classic anti-anthems: ‘Live Fast Die Young’ by the Circle Jerks, lifted from their seminal Group Sex album, and the hardcore staple ‘California Über Alles’ by the Dead Kennedys. Also present are so many other bands integral to the era: T.S.O.L, Wasted Youth, Germs, Social Distortion, Suicidal Tendencies, Negative Trend, Flipper and many more.

                    Though the music was designed to repel, this historical document has been lovingly designed to remind us that this genre created some of the most immediate and acutely-realised music ever produced. Making this collection of choice cuts essential for long-time fans of hardcore and punk, just as those new and inquisitive about one of the most angry and pissed off genres to have given birth in America. 

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Adolescents - I Hate Children
                    2. Middle Class - Out Of Vogue
                    3. Agent Orange - Bloodstains
                    4. Dead Kennedys - Chemical Warfare
                    5. Simpletones - I Like Drugs
                    6. Suicidal Tendencies - Fascist Pig
                    7. T.S.O.L. - Abolish Government/Silent Majority
                    8. Circle Jerks - Beverly Hills
                    9. Wasted Youth - Fuck Authority
                    10. The Gun Club - She’s Like Heroin To Me
                    11. Redd Kross - Burn Out
                    12. China White - Live In Your Eyes
                    13. Circle Jerks - Live Fast Die Young
                    14. Negative Trend - How Ya Feeling?
                    15. Eddie And The Subtitles - American Society
                    16. Channel 3 - Manzanar
                    17. Flipper - Ha Ha Ha
                    18. Rikk Agnew O.C. - Life
                    19. Social Distortion - Playpen
                    20. Dead Kennedys - California Über Alles
                    21. Shattered Faith - I Love America
                    22. The Weirdos - Helium Bar
                    23. Middle Class - Insurgence
                    24. Germs - Communist Eyes
                    25. Adolescents - Kids Of The Black Hole 

                    Various Artists

                    Pacific Breeze Volume 3 : Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1975-1987

                      Light in the Attic’s Pacific Breeze series has supplied the world’s growing legions of Japanese music fans with an expertly curated selection of the most sought-after City Pop recordings—the mesmerizing and nebulous genre of Japanese bubble-era music of the ‘70s-’80s that encompasses AOR, R&B, jazz fusion, funk, boogie and disco. These familiar sounds are spun through the unique lens of optimistic, cosmopolitan fantasy colored by Japan’s affluence at the time. Much of the music has previously been nearly impossible to acquire outside of Japan and continues to captivate listeners with its unique blend of groove-laden escapism, even birthing wholly new genres such as Vaporwave.

                      Pacific Breeze 3: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1975-1987 marks the latest chapter in the famed series and features holy grails plus under-the-radar rarities. The collection bursts at the seams to reveal some of the greatest Japanese tracks ever laid to tape, pushing towards the edge of City Pop to reveal glimmers of the next waves of styles to spring forth from the country’s creative minds. The appearance of Pizzicato Five hint at the emergence of Shibuya-kei while the influence of hip hop and electro as an emerging global trend are also evident here through the prevalence of heavier programmed drum beats on tracks such as “Heartbeat” by Miho Fujiwara.

                      This volume of Pacific Breeze, like its predecessors, is a female-forward offering with many tracks being voiced by women who would become household names in Japan as actresses and pop idols. Their songs here subvert the norm and brim with an innovative spirit that shatters gender roles in favor of sonic transcendence. Techno-pop classics from Susan, Miharu Koshi and Chiemi Manabe sit alongside sublime funk from Atsuko Nina and Naomi Akimoto while Teresa Noda slides into the mix with a sultry reggae jam. The genre span is stretched wider with hypnotic jazz fusion by Parachute and Hiroyuki Namba, a synthesizer fantasy from Osamu Shoji, and magnetic pop by Makoto Matsushita and Chu Kosaka.

                      Although not front and center, the visionary members of Yellow Magic Orchestra are still very present on Pacific Breeze 3, with Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Yukihiro Takahashi taking up producer and musician roles on many of these tracks. Pacific Breeze 3 serves up a captivating musical journey that adds an essential chapter to the iconic compilation series.


                      TRACK LISTING

                      Naomi Akimoto - Bewitched (are You Leaving Soon)
                      Atsuko Nina - Tonkachi
                      Miho Fujiwara - Heartbeat
                      Miharu Koshi - Scandal Night
                      Chu Kosaka - Shirakechimauze
                      Teresa Noda - Tropical Love
                      Makoto Matsushita - Business Man Pt. 1
                      Susan - Ah! Soka
                      Yukako Hayase - Suiyoubi Madeni Shinitaino
                      Parachute - Kowloon Daily
                      Hiroyuki Namba - Tropical Exposition (who Done It? Version)
                      Pizzicato Five - Boy Meets Girl
                      Mari Iijima - Love Sick
                      1986 Omega Tribe - Cosmic Love
                      Osamu Shoji - Pub Casablanca
                      Chiemi Manabe – Untotooku

                      Various Artists

                      Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986 - 2023 Repress

                      Compiled by Andy Cabic (Vetiver), Zach Cowie (DJ & music supervisor) and Mark “Frosty” McNeill (dublab), "Pacific Breeze" documents Japan’s blast into the stratosphere. By the 1960s, the nation had achieved a postwar miracle, soaring to become the world’s second largest economy. Thriving tech exports sent The Rising Sun over the moon. Its pocket cassette players, bleeping video games, and gleaming cars boomed worldwide, wooing pleasure points and pumping Japanese pockets full of yen.

                      Japan’s financial buoyancy also permeated its popular culture, birthing an audio analog called City Pop. This new sound arose in the mid ’70s and ruled through the ’80s, channeling the country’s contemporary psyche. It was sophisticated music mirroring Japan’s punch-drunk prosperity. City Pop epitomized the era, providing a soundtrack for emerging urbanites. An optimistic spirit buzzed through the music in neon-bathed, gauzy tableaus coated with groove-heavy strokes.

                      "Pacific Breeze" is an expertly compiled collection of choice cuts that range from silky smooth grooves to innovative techno pop bangers and everything in between. Long-revered by crate diggers and adventurous music heads, this music has never been released outside of Japan until now. Including key artists like Taeko Ohnuki and Minako Yoshida, as well as cult favorites Hitomi Tohyama and Hiroshi Sato, the long-awaited release also features newly commissioned cover painting by Tokyo-based artist Hiroshi Nagai, whose iconic images of resort living have graced the covers of many classic City Pop albums of the 1980s.

                      Many of the key City Pop players evolved from the Japanese New Music scene of the early ’70s, as heard on Light In The Attic’s acclaimed Even a Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973, the first release of the ongoing Japan Archival Series. In fact, you could say City Pop set sail with a champagne smash from Happy End, the freakishly talented subversives who included amongst their ranks Haruomi Hosono and Shigeru Suzuki, both featured on this compilation. As Michael K. Bourdaghs noted in his book, Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon, this music was, “Deconstructing the line between imitation and authenticity.” Some of the best City Pop teeters in this zone—easy listening with mutant exotica, tilted techno-pop, and steamy boogie bubbling beneath the gloss.


                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Patrick says: If like me, Ryan Horsebeach, Piccadilly supply teacher Michael and mailorder Sil, you've had your head turned by the sounds of Japan, you'll be giddy at the arrival of this LITA compiled collection of City Pop gems. Featuring a who's who of 80s Japan, and their best moments no less, this is sunkissed tropical synth pop with a heavy helping of Japanese soul. Sophisticated music from the future past, presented in typically lavish fashion from the mighty Light In The Attic.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. I Say Who - Tomoko Soryo
                      2. Kusuri Wo Takusan - Taeko Ohnuki
                      3. Midnight Driver - Minako Yoshida
                      4. Subterranean Futari Bocci - Nanako Sato
                      5. Sports Men - Haruomi Hosono
                      6. Coffee Rumba - Izumi Kobayashi
                      7. In My Jungle - F.O.E.
                      8. Sun Bathing - Akira Inoue, Hiroshi Sato, Masataka Matsutoya
                      9. Say Goodbye - Hiroshi Satoh
                      10. Drip Dry Eyes - Yukihiro Takahashi
                      11. Bamboo Vender - Masayoshi Takanaka
                      12. Lady Pink Panther - Shigeru Suzuki
                      13. Mykonos No Hanayome - Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa, Masataka Matsutoya
                      14. L.A. Night - Yasuko Agawa
                      15. Exotic Yokogao - Hitomi Tohyama
                      16. Machibouke - Tazumi Toyoshima

                      Various Artists

                      Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972-1986 - 2023 Repress

                        When Light In The Attic released Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986 in 2019, it was the first collection of its kind to be released outside Japan. It proved to be just what music fans had been waiting for—a compilation of sought-after tracks that had been nearly impossible to obtain unless you were well-connected with dealers and collectors, or traveled regularly to the countless record stores in Japan. Pacific Breeze included Minako Yoshida, Taeko Ohnuki, Hiroshi Sato and Haruomi Hosono among other key players of ‘70s-’80s Japanese City Pop, the nebulous genre that encompassed an “amalgam of AOR, R&B, jazz fusion, funk, boogie and disco, all a touch dizzy with tropical euphoria,” as we described it the first time around.

                        With Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972-1986 we dig deeper into those sounds of bubble-era Japan. From the proto-City Pop funk of Bread & Butter and Eiichi Ohtaki to the crate-digger favorites Eri Ohno and Piper, the latest entry in Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series brings another set of sought-after tunes, most of which have never before been available outside of Japan. Tomoko Aran and Anri, also included in this compilation, are just a few of the artists who have gained popularity in recent years thanks to Vaporwave, the meme-genre that heavily samples Japanese City Pop to create its particular aesthetic.

                        Pacific Breeze 2 once again feature the artwork of renowned Tokyo-based illustrator Hiroshi Nagai, whose iconic images of resort living have become synonymous with City Pop. Nagai’s urban tropical imagery is a perfect match for the expertly curated tunes, evoking a certain sense of nostalgia for the leisure lifestyles of ‘70s-’80s Tokyo, while simultaneously being perfectly in tune with the current zeitgeist.


                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Ryan says: Light In The Attic return to the optimism and affluence of Japan’s City Pop era, digging a little deeper to find a wealth of sophisticated grooves largely unknown outside their homeland. Glistening with the sheen of a new technology, these tracks fused soul, funk and new wave influences into a pristine urban pop, perfectly suited to the heat and high rises of a modern Japan. Now you can savour the flavour of Eri Ohno or Yuji Toriyama while saving your air miles for a rainy day.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1 Pink Shadow - Bread & Butter
                        2 Yubikiri - Eiichi Ohtaki
                        3 Vibration (Love Celebration) - Kimiko Kasai
                        4 Kindaichi Kosuke No Theme - The Mystery Kindaichi Band
                        5 Hidari Mune No Seiza - Tetsuji Hayashi BUY
                        6 Last Summer Whisper - Anri
                        7 Blind Curve - Momoko Kikuchi BUY
                        8 I'm In Love - Tomoko Aran
                        9 Kindaichi Kosuke Nishi E Iku - Yu Imai
                        10 Tokyo Taste - Sadistics
                        11 Hot Sand - Piper
                        12 Rainy Saturday Coffee Break - Junko Ohashi & Minoya Central Station
                        13 Skyfire - Eri Ohno
                        14 Kanpoo - Yumi Murata
                        15 Harumifutou - Kyoko Furuya
                        16 Bay/Sky Provincetown 1977 - Yuji Toriyama

                        Various Artists

                        Mainstream Disco Funk: The Finest Funky Sound Of Mainstream Records

                          A collection of rare early Disco singles from cult New York label Mainstream Records headed by Bob Shad. Primarily known for jazz, Mainstream Records turned in the early 70s to the burgeoning underground Disco scene and released a handful of great singles produced by the likes of Tommy Stewart, Jimmy Roach or Bert DeCoteaux.

                          Featuring artists from the early Disco hotbed including South Side Coalition, Chocolate Syrup and Three Ounces of Love, these singles, proving Shad's great fair, accompanied the rise of the New York club and block party culture that was going to revolutionise the musical landscape a few years later.

                          Most of the singles are officially reissued here on vinyl for the first time and show the funky side of early Disco from the Funky "(Don't You Wanna) Get Down Get Down' to the mid-tempo groove of Electric Ladies' "Nothing Between Us" and the proto- Disco anthem "Disco Man" by Three Ounces of Love whose full mix previously was previously unissued on vinyl.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. The Grand Jury - Music Is Fun To Me (Inst)
                          2. The Grand Jury - Music Is Fun To Me (Voc)
                          3. South Side Coalition - (Don't You Wanna) Get Down
                          4. Chocolate Syrup - We've Got To Get Together
                          5. Three Ounces Of Love - Disco Man Part 1 & 2
                          6. Crystal Image - Gonna Have A Good Time (inst)
                          7. Crystal Image - Gonna Have A Good Time (Voc)
                          8. Lenny Welch - A Hundred Pounds Of Pain
                          9. Prophecy - What Ever's Your Sign Pt 1
                          10. Prophecy - What Ever's Your Sign Pt 2
                          11. The Dramatics - No Rebate On Love
                          12. The Electric Ladies - Nothing Between Us

                          Various Artists

                          Music Lovers - Bossa Nova



                            TRACK LISTING

                            A1. Antonio Carlos Jobim & Roberto Paiva - Um Nome De Mulher
                            A2. Maysa - Outra Vez
                            A3. Carlos Lyra - Ciúme (Dá Um Geito)
                            A4. Sérgio Ricardo - Maxima Culpa
                            A5. Silvia Telles - Só Em Teus Braços
                            A6. João Gilberto - Brigas, Nunca Mais
                            A7. Lúcio Alves - A Sobrinha Da Judite (On The Sunny Side Of The Street)
                            A8. Johnny Alf - Rapaz De Bem
                            A9. Elizete Cardoso & Moacyr Silva - Palhaçada
                            B1. Paulo Alencar & His Brazilian All-Stars - Ideas
                            B2. Laura Villa - Corcovado
                            B3. Walter Santos - Samba Só
                            B4. Agostinho Dos Santos - A Felicidade
                            B5. Shorty Rogers & His Giants - Chega De Saudade (No More Sadness)
                            B6. Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - O Pato
                            B7. Sérgio Ricardo - Pernas
                            B8. Lalo Schifrin - Bossa Em Nova York

                            Various Artists

                            Music Lovers - Calypso



                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1 Attila The Hun - Scorpion
                              A2 Lord Caresser - Exploiting
                              A3 Wilmoth Houdini & The Bamboo Orchestra - Poor But Ambitious
                              A4 Duke Of Iron - Don't Stop The Carnival
                              A5 Lord Invader - Rum & Coca Cola
                              A6 The Mighty Sparrow - Benwood Dick
                              A7 Harry Belafonte - Jamaica Farewell
                              B1 Sonny Rollins Four - St. Thomas
                              B2 Lord Invader - Old Time Cat-O'-Nine
                              B3 Mighty Dougla - Ancient And Modern
                              B4 Mighty Terror - That Woman Could Lie
                              B5 Mighty Panther - The Bedbug Song
                              B6 Henri Debs Sextet & Paul Blamar - Moune A Toupé

                              Various Artists

                              Wanted Surf Music – From Diggers To Music Lovers

                                Classic surf rock from some of the best: The Beach Boys, Duane Eddy, The Tornados, Dick Dale, Link Wray and more.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                A1. The Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari
                                A2. The Bel Airs - Mr. Moto
                                A3. The Frogmen - Underwater
                                A4. The Chantays - Pipeline
                                A5. Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn
                                A6. The Tornadoes - Bustin' Surfboards
                                A7. The Fireballs - Vaquero
                                A8. The Lively Ones - Guitarget
                                A9. The Surfmen - The Ghost Hop
                                A10. Kenny & The Ho-Daddies - Surf Dance

                                B1. Dick Dale And His Del Tones - Miserlou
                                B2. The Ventures - Walk, Don't Run
                                B3. The Lively Ones - Crying Guitar
                                B4. The Frantics - Werewolf
                                B5. The Mar-Kets - Surfin'
                                B6. The Sentinals - Latin'la
                                B7. The Gamblers - Moon Dawg!
                                B8. The Challengers - Bulldog
                                B9. Link Wray & The Wraymen - Rumble
                                B10. Don And The Galaxies - Avalanche

                                Various Artists

                                Soul Jazz Records Presents 'Space, Energy & Light' - 2023 Reissue

                                  Soul Jazz Records’ ‘Space, Energy & Light’ is a collection of music by early electronic and synthesizer pioneers (from the 1960s through the 1970s), mid-1970s proto-new age gurus and 1980s guerrilla DIY cassette-era electronic artists, spanning in total over a near 30-year time frame. These artists used electronic advancements in music technology as a means of exploring not only space and the idea of the future but also of looking inwards to the soul and of creating music in harmony with the natural world.

                                  From computer software and hardware experimentalists and sound pioneers such as Laurie Spiegel and Kevin Braheny, as well as Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company - the first synthesizer ensemble created in collaboration with Robert Moog - through to the earliest musique concrète experimentation of Tod Dockstader, the album shows how technological advancements and creative artistic expression went hand in hand.

                                  In the mid-1970s artists Steven Halpern and Iaxos were instrumental in creating proto-new age music, experimenting in both the healing properties of sound and its relationship with the natural world. These artists also pioneered a new self-contained and underground DIY approach to music, creating their own record labels, forming new distribution networks (with albums sold in meditation centres, health food stores and ashrams) far away from the commercialism of the mainstream music industry. In the early 1980s after the revolution of punk, these DIY attitudes and ideas appeared once more in the growth of the distinctly anti-commercial and underground cassetteonly careers of artists such as Germany’s Stratis and Carl Matthews in Britain.

                                  Album artwork includes some of the earliest photography of the Plieades star cluster dating from the 1880s.

                                  “Listening to ‘Space, Energy & Light’ in one sitting is a bit like experiencing constellations exploding within constellations inside your brain.” - Record Collector

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  J.B. Banfi - Gang (For The Rock Industry)
                                  Michael Garrison - To The Other Side Of The Sky
                                  Iasos - Lueena Coast
                                  Carl Matthews - As Above, So Below
                                  Tim Blake - Midnight
                                  Stratis - By Water
                                  Laurie Spiegel - Improvisation On A ‘Concerto Generator’
                                  Mother Mallard’s Portable
                                  Masterpiece Company - Ceres Motion
                                  Michael Stearns - In The Beginning
                                  Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Ever New
                                  Richard Pinhas - Variations VII Sur
                                  Le Thème Des Bene Gesserit
                                  Tod Dockstader - Piece #1
                                  Kevin Braheny - Ancient Stars
                                  Steven Halpern - Starborn Suite (Part 1)

                                  Various Artists

                                  Scrap Metal Vol. 2

                                    If you were smart enough to get your grubby paws on the first Scrap Metal compilation, you probably have a pretty good idea of what you’re in for with our second installment. Featuring long-lost gems from ultra-rare 45s and private press singles—plus one previously unreleased banger—Scrap Metal 2 maintains a steady NWOBHM course. Packed with infectious outliers and supremely talented one-and-done metal warriors from the crucial British movement of the late ’70s and early ’80s (and some killer American obscurities inspired by them), this collection delivers all the fist-pumping, riff-mongering and flashy solos of heavy metal’s golden age. As always, every track has been officially licensed and every artist gets paid.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    01. JJ’s Powerhouse – Running For The Line
                                    02. Storm Queen – Raising The Roof
                                    03. Jameson Raid – It’s A Crime
                                    04. A.R.C. – Homemade Wine
                                    05. Metropolis – The Raven
                                    06. Prowler – Temporary Insanity
                                    07. Christian Steel – Need Your Love
                                    08. Black Rose – Sidewinder
                                    09. Dark Age – Star Trippin’
                                    10. Sorcery - Whales

                                    Various Artists

                                    OZ Days Live: '72 -'73 Kichijoji The 50th Anniversary Collection

                                      OZ DAYS LIVE was originally released in 1973 as a private press two-disc set, packaged in a brown paper bag with its album title hand-stamped in rainbow-colored ink. The self-distributed record was made to commemorate the closure of OZ, the now-legendary venue located in the Kichijoji neighborhood of Tokyo.

                                      Operating out of a small upstairs space just around the corner from the train station, OZ was a scruffy, DIY affair that lasted not much more than a year. Over the course of its short existence from June 1972 to September 1973, the cafe and performance space became the nerve center for the city’s burgeoning underground and counterculture set. The OZ DAYS LIVE LP, now an incredibly rare collector’s item, featured five different artists spread over four vinyl sides, on recordings made right at OZ.

                                      Now, 50 years after OZ first opened its doors, we are incredibly excited to offer OZ DAYS LIVE ‘72-’73 Kichijoji: The 50th Anniversary Collection, a reconfigured special edition of the original LP. Available as a 3CD set, the new collection includes all the tracks from the recently released Les Rallizes Dénudés’ The OZ Tapes, plus bonus tracks from the same sessions that were first released in 2022 on a limited edition 12”. The set also includes newly remastered versions of the Masato Minami and Miyako Ochi tracks from the original release, plus over 40 minutes of previously unreleased OZ recordings from Acid Seven, newly unearthed from reel-to-reel tapes that had been stored away for half a century by OZ manager Minoru Tezuka. A newly written 100-page oral history, compiled from hours of interviews, provides first-hand accounts of what made the OZ scene so special.

                                      “I think that a record is a nutrient for the soul, and each one allows people to see (and hear) a particular situation,” Tezuka told The Shinpu Journal (The New Music Journal) at the time of OZ DAYS LIVE’s release.

                                      “That makes it ‘music’ purely by definition, and it can’t possibly be anything else.” It may be a bit difficult to decipher what he meant by these existential musings, but one thing is clear: that music is timeless, and records like OZ DAYS LIVE allow us to participate in an experience that would otherwise be lost to time.


                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      OZ Days - Les Rallizes Dénudés 
                                      Ń

                                      Various Artists

                                      Typical Girls Volume 6

                                        "Who invented the Typical Girl?" The Slits gleefully proclaimed as they attacked sexual stereotypes way back in 1979. There are no typical girls. Just remarkable women making remarkable music, as this compilation highlights. 16 of the greatest current female fronted independent punk, darkwave and independent bands, from around the world, celebrated on vinyl. Inspired by the pioneering women of the 1st wave punk era and beyond, Emotional Response continues to bring you the sixth volume of their acclaimed TYPICAL GIRLS series. Featuring the finest in current punk, indie, darkwave female fronted music for all corners of the globe.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Linda Lindas - Claudia Kishi
                                        2. Fake Fruit - No Mutuals
                                        3. Naked Roommate - Wandering Thumb
                                        4. Cindy - No Flags
                                        5. Swab - Nothing To Lose
                                        6. Selofan - Black Box
                                        7. Sweeping Promises - Falling Forward
                                        8. Wet Specimen - Abraxas
                                        9. The Glass Beads - Music Box
                                        10. Body Double - Critter
                                        11. Lande Hekt - Lola
                                        12. Provoke - Prison Strike
                                        13. Persona - Old Man, Young Woman
                                        14. Luu Kurkkuun - Luu Kurkkuun
                                        15. Squid Ink - SunDown
                                        16. Optic Nerve - Landscape Shift

                                        Various Artists

                                        A Giant Has Nowhere To Go: Tongue Master Records Presents Selections From Comes With A Smile (2000-2006)

                                          "A Giant Has Nowhere To Go: Tongue Master Records Presents Selections From Comes With A Smile (2000-2006)" is a celebratory vinyl-only release drawn from the magazine's sixteen cover-mounted compilation CDs. Across some 300 tracks, the magazine presented previously unheard tracks from its eclectic array of interviewees drawn from the worlds of the Singer Songwriter, Americana, Post-Rock, Electronica, and all things Indie.

                                          Comes With A Smile's designer/editor Matt Dornan’s association with Tongue Master Records began with the first TM 7" and has continued to the present day. In some ways the association has come full circle with this curated release. The selections on this album represent the place where the worlds of Tongue Master and Cwas converge. Most remain exclusive to the magazine, and all appear on vinyl for the first time.

                                          Side one features artists who appear in the Tongue Master discography - from established masters Mark Eitzel, Mark Mulcahy and Howe Gelb to the equally idiosyncratic stylings of New York’s The Scene Is Now, Athens’ Sigmatropic (featuring Edith Frost) and London’s cinematic The Real Tuesday Weld. The latter revisits a CWAS favourite, featuring a newly recorded vocal by Sephine Llo, exclusive to this release. Other contributions include intimate demos from Eitzel and Gelb (better known in embellished form by American Music Club and Giant Sand respectively), to standalone gems like Mulcahy’s “Elephantine” (which gives this collection its title) and the bruised avant-garde blues of The Scene Is Now’s “The Word”.

                                          The tracks on side two and the accompanying 7” are a diverse selection drawn from the sixteen CDs CWAS issued between 2000 and 2006 that reflect and complement the oeuvre of Tongue Master Records. Here you will find the dense literature-infused art-folk of Lullaby For The Working Class, the sparse acoustic balladry of Nina Nastasia and the curious Matmos-enhanced stylings of veteran polymath and fellow New Yorker David Grubbs. In their wake comes an epic jazz-tinged duel between Douglas McCombs’s Brokeback and sometime labelmates Chicago Underground Duo, and the raw gothic Americana of Blanche. The LP concludes with a haunting lo-fi lament by the sorely missed Jason Molina in his Songs: Ohia guise. The 7" presents two further gems: a concise edit of the lengthy title track from a 2005 12” tour EP from CWAS regulars The American Analog Set, and an acoustic rendition of a track from the album ‘The Great Destroyer’ by shapeshifting veterans Low from the same year.

                                          Together the fourteen tracks hint at the breadth of the CWAS archive, a treasure trove from a not-too-distant musical past. With full lyrics, a special four page insert tracing the history of the magazine, and an Alex Wharton Abbey Road cut, this quality release is a testament to the legacy of Comes With A Smile.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          SIDE ONE
                                          The Scene Is Now - ‘Words’ (3:10)
                                          Howe Gelb - ‘Wolf Pup’ (4:42)
                                          Mark Mulcahy - ‘Elephantine’ (4:12)
                                          Sigmatropic Featuring Edith Frost - ‘Haiku 4 (Alt)’ (2:31)
                                          Mark Eitzel - ‘Bought A Book’ (3:36)
                                          The Real Tuesday Weld Featuring Sephine Lo - ‘Dreaming Of You’ (3:47)
                                          SIDE TWO
                                          Lullaby For The Working Class - ‘In Defense Of Abstractions’ (3:18)
                                          Nina Nastasia - ‘I Will Never Marry’ (3:29)
                                          David Grubbs- ‘Aging Young Lovers’ (2:53)
                                          Brokeback With Chicago Underground Duo- ‘Chomsk, Live!’ (7:08)
                                          Blanche -‘Never Again (Demo)’ (3:26)
                                          Songs: Ohia - ‘Untitled’ (3:01)

                                          7” -
                                          SIDE THREE
                                          The American Analog Set - ‘Everything Ends In Spring (Edit)’ (4:41)
                                          SIDE FOUR
                                          Low - ‘Walk Into The Sea (acoustic Version)’ (3:07)

                                          Various Artists

                                          Rough Trade Counter Culture 2022

                                            Your annual almanac of the wildest, weirdest and most wonderful hits we'll be jamming to all through 2023. If this crop of Counter Culturists are anything to go by it's going to be one hell of a year. Buy one for yourself, buy one for your nan, buy one for your milkman, buy one for his hamster, there's something for everyone on here.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            LP 
                                            Side A
                                            A1. Sessa - Música
                                            A2. Gloria Scott - Promised Land
                                            A3. Anysia Kym Feat Mike - Real Love
                                            A4. Master Peace - Country Life
                                            A5. Suzi Moon - Dumb & In Luv
                                            A6. Hater - I'm Yours Baby
                                            Side B
                                            B1. Sam Burton - Leaving Here Still
                                            B2. Pale Blue Eyes - Chelsea
                                            B3. The Prescriptions - Love Is Red
                                            B4. Saloon Dion - Pressure
                                            B5. Oldboy - Wow
                                            B6. Benefits - Flag

                                            CD 
                                            1. Sessa - Música
                                            2. Gloria Scott - Promised Land
                                            3. Anysia Kym Feat Mike - Real Love
                                            4. Jeshi - National Lottery
                                            5. Master Peace - Country Life
                                            6. Girl Ray - Give Me Your Love  (Version Francaise)
                                            7. Hater - I'm Yours Baby
                                            8. Priestgate - Lucifer
                                            9. Bartees Strange - Daily News
                                            10. Sam Burton - Leaving Here Still
                                            11. MF Tomlinson - The End Of The Road
                                            12. Pale Blue Eyes - Chelsea
                                            13. The Prescriptions - Love Is Red
                                            14. Saloon Dion - Pressure
                                            15. Oldboy - Wow
                                            16. Benefits - Flag
                                            17. Suzi Moon - Dumb & In Luv
                                            18. High Vis - Fever Dream
                                            19. Dazy - Split
                                            20. Ex-vöid - Boyfriend
                                            21. Humour - Yeah! Mud 

                                            Various Artists

                                            Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe - Höga Nord Rekords Singles Collection Vol.4

                                            The Mothership has come! It has arrived in the form of the strictly limited collection box “Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe”, containing all singles released on the label between 2019 and 2021. The Höga Nord – galaxy resounds of all good between strict electro and loose jams, fluffy krautrock and moist world music to underwater techno and space funk. Although, what it is that defines the Höga Nord sound is not genres, instead it is, to cite Mathias Nilsson, founder of and boss for the label, music “strongly connected to fantasy, to the creative world.” Creativity over profit!

                                            The collection is an overview on Gothenburg’s underground music and on an international scene that breathes similar air as the local Swedish acts that Höga Nord Rekords has chosen to highlight. The kinship between Jesse’s 80’s varnish sports car-electro and Purple Desert Rain God’s more traditional mountain sound can appear distant but the artists come together in their free spirited approach to their own productions – what all acts on this collection has in common is that they move toward something new, something beyond the genre they are in.

                                            “Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe ” mark the closer for Höga Nords first run. The 2010s are over and the 2020s lies open for further investigation of the cream of the Swedish and international of underground scenes!

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Record 1 - A. Global Tracks - Hither Green
                                            Record 1 - B. GlobalTracks - Shelley
                                            Record 2 - A. Kanot - Bottenmannen
                                            Record 2 - B. Kanot - La Danse Des Corneilles
                                            Record 3 - A. Tecwaa - Cï
                                            Record 3 - B. Tecwaa - Xentæh
                                            Record 4 - A. Dame Bonnet - Portamento
                                            Record 4 - B. Dame Bonett - Dark, Slow
                                            Record 5 - A. Birds - Transcendental Phases
                                            Record 5 - B. Birds - Tunnel Vision
                                            Record 6 - A. Purple Desert Rain God - Invisible Matter
                                            Record 6 - B. Purple Desert Rain God - Bridge To Nowhere
                                            Record 7 - A. Jesse - Possibilities
                                            Record 7 - B. Jesse - Shazzy
                                            Record 8 - A. The Exorcist GBG - Stonerdisco
                                            Record 8 - B. The Exorcist GBG - Superstandard
                                            Record 9 - A. Timothy J. Fairplay - Pathfinder Theme
                                            Record 9 - B. Timothy J. Fairplay - UFOs Over China
                                            Record 10 - A. Pink Skull - Taki Chrome
                                            Record 10 - B. Pink Skull - Strummer Maxx

                                            Various Artists

                                            Grandmaster Flash Presents: Salsoul Jam 200 - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                              Originally released in 1997—Salsoul Jam 2000 was Grandmaster Flash’s first album in nine years. A testament to his power as a DJ, the record was produced & segued together as one continuous mix in front of a live audience.

                                              This is the first re-release of the album in two decades and it’s first repressing on vinyl since the original ‘97 release.

                                              Salsoul Jam 2000 is a perfect introduction to the deep bench of talent on the Salsoul Records roster— featuring hits like “Let No Man Put Asunder”, “Love Sensation” & “Ten Percent”—while continuing to connect dots on the family tree from disco to hip-hop.


                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              SIDE A
                                              1. Intro
                                              2. Runaway - The Salsoul Orchestra
                                              3. Hit And Run - Loleatta Holloway
                                              4. High - Skyy
                                              5. Love Thang - First Choice
                                              6. Spring Rain - Silvetti
                                              SIDE B
                                              1. Dr. Love – First Choice
                                              2. Checking You Out - Aurra
                                              3. Make Up Your Minda - Aurra
                                              4. I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl) - Instant Funk
                                              5. Just The Right Size - The Salsoul Orchestra
                                              SIDE C
                                              1. My Love Is Free - Double Exposure
                                              2. Ooh I Love It (Love Break) - The Salsoul Orchestra
                                              3. Let’s Celebrate – Skyy
                                              4. I Call Me - Skyy
                                              5. Slap Slap Lickedy Lap - Instant Funk
                                              SIDE D
                                              1. Let No Man Put Asunder - First Choice
                                              2. Love Sensation - Loleatta Holloway
                                              3. Here’s To You - Skyy
                                              1. Ten Percent - Double Exposure

                                              Various Artists

                                              Bob Stanley / Pete Wiggs Present Winter Of Discontent

                                                There was plenty of genuine discontent in Britain at the tail end of the 1970s, and it had little to do with bin strikes or dark rumours about overflowing morgues. In the world of popular music, the most liberating after-effect of the Sex Pistols was that anyone with something to say now felt they could make a 7” single. “Winter Of Discontent” is the sound of truly DIY music, made by people who maybe hadn’t written a song until a day or two before they went into the studio. It’s spontaneous and genuinely free in a way the British music scene has rarely been before or since.

                                                “Winter of Discontent” has been compiled by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs, the latest in their highly acclaimed series of albums that includes “The Daisy Age”, “Fell From The Sun” and “English Weather” ("really compelling and immersive: it’s a pleasure to lose yourself in it" - Alexis Petridis, the Guardian). The era's bigger DIY names (Scritti Politti, TV Personalities, the Fall) and the lesser-known (Exhibit A, Digital Dinosaurs, Frankie’s Crew) are side by side on “Winter Of Discontent”. Mark Perry’s Sniffin’ Glue command – “Here’s one chord, here’s another, now start a band” – was amplified by the Mekons and the Raincoats, whose music shared a little of punk’s volume, speed and distortion, but all of its obliqueness and irreverence.

                                                The discontent was with society as a whole. No subject matter was taboo: oppressive maleness (Scritti Politti); deluded Britishness (TV Personalities); gender stereotypes (Raincoats, Androids of Mu); nihilistic youth (Fatal Microbes); alcoholism (Thin Yoghurts); self-doubt and pacifism (Zounds). The band names (Thin Yoghurts!) and those of individual members (Andrew Lunchbox!) had enough daftness to avoid any accusations of solemnity.

                                                “Winter Of Discontent” is the definitive compilation of the UK DIY scene, and a beacon in grim times. 


                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                SIDE ONE
                                                1. WHERE WERE YOU? – The Mekons
                                                2. VIOLENCE GROWS – Fatal Microbes
                                                3. THE TERRAPLANE FIXATION – Animals & Men
                                                4. WORK – Blue Orchids
                                                5. SMALL HOURS – Karl’s Empty Body
                                                6. SOMEBODY – Frankie’s Crew
                                                SIDE TWO
                                                1. CONFIDENCE – Scritti Politti
                                                2. DRINK PROBLEM – Thin Yoghurts
                                                3. LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT – Anne Bean & Paul Burwell
                                                4. BROW BEATEN – Performing Ferret Band
                                                5. NO FORGETTING – The Manchester Mekon
                                                6. FAIRYTALE IN THE SUPERMARKET – The Raincoats
                                                SIDE THREE
                                                1. CAN’T CHEAT KARMA – Zounds
                                                2. BORED HOUSEWIVES – Androids Of Mu
                                                3. IN MY AREA (Take 2) – The Fall
                                                4. THE SIDEWAYS MAN – The Digital Dinosaurs
                                                5. ATTITUDES – The Good Missionaries
                                                6. THE WINDOW’S BROKEN – Human Cabbages
                                                SIDE FOUR
                                                1. KING AND COUNTRY – Television Personalities
                                                2. IN THE NIGHT – Exhibit ‘A’
                                                3. NUDES - Performing Ferret Band
                                                4. DIFFERENT STORY – Tarzan 5
                                                5. THE RED PULLOVER – The Gynaecologists
                                                6. PRODUCTION LINE – The Door And The Window

                                                Various Artists

                                                Guerrilla Girls! She-Punks & Beyond 1975-2016

                                                  “Guerrilla Girls!”, Ace Records’ much-anticipated first release of 2023, takes us on a thrilling ride from punk’s mid-70s origins, via the left-field post-punk groups, jangly female combos, grunge bands and vigilante Riot Grrrls of the 80s and 90s, to the she-punk bands of recent years – a five-decade alternative to the macho hegemony of rock.

                                                  The collection highlights songs that emerged out of a dynamic underculture of female creative expression. What unites the featured artists is a healthy disregard for the way the music industry ties up its female performers into pretty, neo-liberal packages. From Patti Smith, universal mother of the punk movement, to the Bags, Bikini Kill and Skinny Girl Diet, this music is anti-A&R. Including lesser-known names such as San Francisco street punk Mary Monday and London-based experimentalists pragVec, it shows that, rather than being a few novelty bands existing on the margins, these performers represent a stronger, more three-dimensional version of the female experience.

                                                  Glorious resistance was on display in the first wave of UK female-fronted punk bands. Poly Styrene’s charged vocals on X-Ray Spex’s ‘Iama Poseur’, for instance, were a deliberate refusal to be a pretty punkette. With 15 year-old Lora Logic on saxophone, X-Ray Spex epitomised a fearless, self-defined agency that was at odds with the pastel shades and flowery, submissive Laura Ashley version of 1970s girlhood. By the early 80s, there was a hugely vibrant scene propelled by the diverse rhythms and voices of post-punk feminism. Lora Logic had left X-Ray Spex to form the interweaving textures of Essential Logic, the Mo-dettes mangled ska and off-kilter pop, and Birmingham band Au Pairs sliced political rigour into their lyrics and funky guitar work.

                                                  Some female artists took that elemental energy into pop, creating pop-punk with a twist. We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It!! made a statement on music technology and female power with a cheeky play on words. Their song ‘Rules And Regulations’ shows that what Guerrilla Girls do well is debunking – taking genres of popular song and turning them inside out – like the way the Pandoras and the Pussywillows would amp up the driving beat and high vocals of the 60s girl group style, and subvert it with a DIY garage element.

                                                  In its fanzine culture, use of montage and DIY music, 90s Riot Grrrl bands such as Bikini Kill and Bratmobile drew direct inspiration from 70s punk, articulated through the prism of Third Wave feminism. Too often, Riot Grrrl gigs were invaded by men intent on heckling “the enemy”. Liz Naylor, manager of British Riot Grrrl band Huggy Bear, says that their concerts became war zones. From the US grunge and Riot Grrrl scenes emerged more female instrumentalists, with bands such as L7 and Babes In Toyland proving that it was possible to recruit cutting-edge drummers, bass players and guitarists. Lori Barbero, whose relentless power drumming is a major element of Babes In Toyland, took the one instrument that has been a staple of male rock’n’roll and made it her muse.

                                                  In the 2000s a new generation of girl-punk bands drew on the Riot Grrrl underculture to form their own sound. London trio the Tuts refashioned C86, Riot Grrrl and lush dream pop on songs like the ironically titled ‘Let Go Of The Past’, while the Regrettes injected shots of ska and doo wop into their explosive West Coast pop-punk. What began with Patti Smith and 70s punk has grown into a vast, spikey infrastructure of girl music. Many take inspiration from their foremothers, like Skinny Girl Diet whose vigilante feminism and punk distortion has been championed in return by Viv Albertine of the Slits. As long as these female artists stay aware of their musical vision and what they are trying to express – in a sense, A&R themselves – the underculture will continue to grow and flower. And this “Guerrilla Girls!” compilation is a celebration of that power.

                                                  The back sleeve of the release features a scene-setting introductory essay by Lucy O’Brien (author of She Bop: The Definitive History Of Women In Popular Music). Each of the two discs come in a swanky inner bag containing a track commentary by compiler Mick Patrick (Ace Records’ long-serving champion of female artists of all persuasions) and exclusive interviews with many of the featured artists by Vim Renault and Lene Cortina (founders of the Punk Girl Diaries webzine).


                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  SIDE ONE
                                                  1. GLORIA: In Excelsis Deo / Gloria (Version) - Patti Smith
                                                  2. SURVIVE - The Bags
                                                  3. IAMA POSEUR - X-Ray Spex
                                                  4. I GAVE MY PUNK JACKET TO RICKIE - Mary Monday & The Bitches
                                                  5. I DIDN’T HAVE THE NERVE TO SAY NO - Blondie
                                                  6. YOU’RE A MILLION - The Raincoats
                                                  SIDE TWO
                                                  1. POPCORN BOY (WADDLE YA DO?) - Essential Logic
                                                  2. EXPERT - PragVEC
                                                  3. MY CHERRY IS IN SHERRY - Ludus
                                                  4. KRAY TWINS - Mo-Dettes
                                                  5. EARTHBEAT - The Slits
                                                  6. DAS AH RIOT - Bush Tetras
                                                  SIDE THREE
                                                  1. BITCHEN SUMMER (SPEEDWAY) - Bangles
                                                  2. SHAKEDOWN - Au Pairs
                                                  3. IT’S ABOUT TIME - The Pandoras
                                                  4. COME ON NOW - The Pussywillows
                                                  5. RULES AND REGULATIONS - We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It!!
                                                  6. HER JAZZ - Huggy Bear
                                                  7. BRUISE VIOLET - Babes In Toyland
                                                  SIDE FOUR
                                                  1. REBEL GIRL - Bikini Kill
                                                  2. PRETEND WE’RE DEAD - L7
                                                  3. WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU - Bratmobile
                                                  4. LET GO OF THE PAST - The Tuts
                                                  5. HOT - The Regrettes
                                                  6. SILVER SPOONS – Skinny Girl Diet

                                                  Various Artists

                                                  Do It All Night - The Sound Of Tardam Records

                                                    Acid Jazz collaborates with Dutch-Italian vinyl specialist Tardam Records for this collection of raw R&B and Soul hard-hitters Featuring the likes of The Mighty Typhoons, Spinshots and Voodoo Working Club, it’s a modern exploration of a classic soul-night ready sound Presented in impeccable style with a specially commissioned sleeve illustration by Emanuel Wiemans of a midcentury pool party to really set the tone.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. I’m Com’un Home In The Morn’un – The Mighty Typhoons Ft. Beaulah Enser
                                                    2. Seven Bullets, One Gun – The Spinshots
                                                    3. Scorched – Rosie Stevens & The Dry Riverbed Trio
                                                    4. Do It All Night – Working Voodoo Club
                                                    5. Open Your Heart – The Uppertones
                                                    6. Gigglewater – 44 Shakedown
                                                    7. Waddasei – The Mighty Typhoons Ft. Viky De Sentis
                                                    8. One More Chance – The Might Typhoons Ft. Beaulah Enser
                                                    9. Sweet Baby Of Mine – Rose Stevens & The Dry Riverbed Trio
                                                    10. The Snake – The Mighty Typhoons
                                                    11. For A Minute – Voodoo Working Club
                                                    12. Sometimes I Feel – The Uppertones
                                                    13. Ramrod – 44 Shakedown
                                                    14. Diabolik - Skepticals

                                                    Various Artists

                                                    Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Funk - 2023 Reissue

                                                      18 years on from its original release, ‘Studio One Funk’ remains one of Soul Jazz Records’ most in demand Studio One titles.

                                                      ‘Studio One Funk’ is made up of rare and unreleased reggae funk from the vaults of Studio One. Ever since the birth of funk in America, the sound has been an ever-present ingredient in the melting pot of Studio One’s musical output.

                                                      The music on this release is a combination of originals, US covers and versions of existing Studio One cuts. Jackie Mittoo shows his appreciation for Booker T and The MGs, the studio group at Memphis’ famous Stax Records, with ‘Hang ‘Em High’, itself a cover of a film soundtrack by Dominic Frontiere. Incredibly this version has never before been released. Booker T’s super funky ‘Melting Pot’ is also covered by the little-known Underground Vegetables.

                                                      Other versions include Isaac Hayes’ classic Blaxploitation soundtrack ‘Shaft’, again by Cedric Im Brooks, another unreleased gem, straight from the tape master. Motown gets a look in with Alton’s stripped-down version of the Spinners classic, ‘It’s A Shame’, written by Stevie Wonder and Syreeta.

                                                      James Brown is apparent in spirit with the JBs-inspired groove on the super rare cut, ‘Now’, by Lee Arab. Lloyd Williams similarly does a fine Kingston-style version of the hardest-working man in showbusiness on ‘Reggae Feet’.

                                                      Version-wise, we have ‘Idleberg’, Cedric Im Brooks’ tough instrumental cut on Horace Andy’s seminal ‘Skylarking’. The little-known Prince Moonie gives us a rare DJ cut of another Horace Andy classic, ‘See A Man’s Face’.

                                                      Pablove Black’s cut of Sidewalk Doctor (aka Poco Tempo) is one of a handful of Studio One releases featuring Augustus Pablo’s trademark instrument, the melodica, played by Black himself.

                                                      Add to these original cuts from Studio One’s heavyweight session players, including Leroy Sibbles, Jackie Mittoo, Leroy Sibbles, Eric Frater, Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace, Richard Ace, Vin Gordon and more, and you have one of the finest selections of reggae and funk you will ever hear.

                                                      “An absolute treasure trove for the collector as well as being great for the ears and feet. Jackie Mittoo's 'Hang Em High' is worth the price of the album on its own.” - Echoes

                                                      “A superb collection that shows how much many Jamaican musicians were influenced by the heavy funk belting out of American studios from the early seventies onwards.” - Touch

                                                      “The most satisfying listening experience so far in the Studio One series.” - The Wire

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Cedric Im Brooks - Shaft
                                                      Alton Ellis - African Descendants
                                                      Pablove Black - Poco Tempo
                                                      Lloyd Williams – Reggae Feet
                                                      Jackie Mittoo - Hang ‘Em High
                                                      Cedric Im Brooks - Idleberg
                                                      Prince Francis - Beat Down Babylon
                                                      Lee Arab - Now
                                                      Soul Bros - 007
                                                      Prince Moonie - See A Man’s Face
                                                      Im And Sound Dimension - Love Jah
                                                      Leroy Sibbles - Do Your Thing
                                                      The Sharks - Music Answer
                                                      Underground Vegetables - Melting Pot
                                                      Devon Russell - You Found Heaven
                                                      Vin Gordon - Steady Beat
                                                      Alton Ellis - It’s A Shame
                                                      Roy Richards - Another Day
                                                      Delroy Wilson - Funky Broadway

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      Electronic Music Anthology - The Techno Session

                                                        Another high quality compilation from Wagram here, as ever running us through a who's who of the scene, this time it's the turn of the beloved Technomusik. Including a number of massive well known hits (Armand Van Helden's 'Witch Doktor' for example) and a good selection of sleeper hits to boot. Slam's 'Positive Education' or Luke Slater's 'Stomp' make the decent double LP entry price worth it on their own, not to mention the brilliant Thomas Gold 'What The F**k mix' of Fatboy Slim's brilliant 'Star 69'. It's always worth a bash with a Wagram comp if you're not sure about a sound, and this really is one of the best ones yet.  

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        Side A
                                                        A1 Laurent Garnier - Dark Comet 
                                                        A2 Dave Clarke Feat. Chicks On Speed -  What Was Her Name 
                                                        A3 Gui Boratto - Arquipelago 
                                                        A4 Luke Slater - Stomp 

                                                        Side B
                                                        B1 Patrice Bäumel - Mile High Gang 
                                                        B2 Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar (Kid Paul Mix) 
                                                        B3 Fatboy Slim - Star 69 (Thomas Gold What The F**K Mix) 

                                                        Side C
                                                        C1 Slam - Positive Education 
                                                        C2 Scan X - Alpha 
                                                        C3 Aurora Borealis - The Milky Way 

                                                        Side D
                                                        D1 Cesária Evora - Angola (Carl Craig’s Mix) 
                                                        D2 Percy X - Track 2 
                                                        D3 Armand Van Helden - Witch Doktor 

                                                        Following on from the standout second Ciao Italia compilation, the mighty Rebirth bring together another collection of tracks that surf between the past, present and future, highlighting the importance and continued influence of the Italo dream house world. Alternate versions, unheard gems, certified classics and pure class as you’d expect from the likes of Nikita Warren, Alex Neri, Marco Baroni, Deseo, Lorenzo Morresi, Anxious and Spinapsys.

                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                        Matt says: Absolutely loving this series so far. Gifting us some overlooked Italian gems from across the ages. Most of 'em I've never heard of. Apart from THAT Nikita Warren track that opens it - one of the best Italian piano house records ever conceived - and worth the entrance fee alone.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        A1. Nikita Warren ‘I Need You’ (Flute Mix)
                                                        A2. Lorenzo Morresi ‘Tento Brass’
                                                        A3. Deseo ‘Summer Breeze’ (Jazz Mix)
                                                        B1. Alex Neri & Marco Baroni ‘Lamar’ Unreleased
                                                        B2. Anxious ‘Tribal Love’
                                                        B3. Spinapsys ‘Whenever’ (Asha)

                                                        “People often ask why we started Soul Clap Records and I usually answer: “because we were receiving tons of unique demos by creative artists that we had to start a label.” 11 years later and that flowing faucet of incoming music is still the driving force behind the label. Sure, there is the Funk, House, Disco, and multi-cultural influences in all of the music that we release, but it’s always the artists themselves who guide us.” – Eli Goldstein (Soul Clap)

                                                        Having nurtured a community, built many a life-long relationship and brought together an extensive musical family over the past 11 years, Soul Clap showcase these deep bonds with their 11th Anniversary Remix Compilation across two 12 inch records in a beautifully designed sleeve. A real smorgasbord of flavours and feelings, from beaming boogie and dizzying disco to blissful broken beat, house and downtempo nuggets coming courtesy of a plethora of the finest artists on the planet right now including the likes of Zopelar, XL Middleton, Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy, FSQ and many more, alongside the mighty Soul Clap themselves. There’s no denying that this compilation is one with community at it’s core.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        A1. Funkadelic & Soul Clap Ft. Sly Stone - In Da Kar (XL Middleton Remix)]
                                                        A2. Underground System - Nmani (Zeynep Erbay Remix)
                                                        A3. Nona Hendryx - Keep Funkin For The World (FSQ Remix)
                                                        B1. FSQ Ft. Fonda Rae & Chas Bronz - 11 Am (Cosmodelica Remix)
                                                        B2. Lonely C Ft. Kendra Foster - I Ain't Worried (Zopelar Remix)
                                                        C1. Life On Planets - Brotha (Dazzle Drums Stomp Mix)C2Nona Hendryx - Scream (Michael The Lion Remix)
                                                        C3. Ancient Deep - Hard To Fall (Liam Mockridge Remix)
                                                        D1. The Fitness & Pony - Sex I''m An Addict (Afriqua's 2 Live New Mix)
                                                        D2. John Camp Ft Greg - Mistral (Charlie Soul Clap Remix)

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Worldwide Connection Vol. 1

                                                          Non Stop Rhythm's Worldwide Connection compilation finally touches down. New and mainly unknown artists from all over the place gather on this stuffed double LP. It's a firing set of clued-up dance tracks that pay homage to the underground greats while blasting hard with a much needed dose of fresh air. It's all been put together by the 'Non Stop Rhythm' mastermind, Tom Carruthers (who serves up two aces on the comp). What a way to start 2023.
                                                          This is a record we encourage you to check. Huge TIP!

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Gynoid 74 - Twice Daily
                                                          Bdsl - Riding In The Fog
                                                          Tom Carruthers - Visions
                                                          Phase Omatic - Lets Teleport
                                                          Saftbass - Go Dry
                                                          Tom Carruthers - North West
                                                          Kanadacid - Tabernak Acid
                                                          Caniform - Fear
                                                          Dj Boog - Basstech7
                                                          Rave Industries - Hawaii Fm

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          Cardiff Gets Splattered - Featuring Helen Love, The Mudd Club, Femmebug, Private Party

                                                            A limited 7" on splatter coloured vinyl, including download code, with exclusive new tracks from four female-fronted bands from South Wales.

                                                            Helen Love * The Mudd Club * Femmebug * Private Party.

                                                            The art and soul of Network is well and truly captured on this beautiful collection. Fittingly for a remix selection, Network’s iconic artwork is reconstructed by Trevor Jackson, the designer of those original graphics. He has lovingly reworked the maverick indie house label’s distinctive branding for this 2 x 12 double album selection which rewinds to some of Network’s finest moments.
                                                            Network was based in Birmingham but as this release demonstrates had an international outlook and an alchemist touch for joining together disparate talents which lent itself well to the world of remixology.

                                                            Dave Lee’s remix, when he was working under his Joey Negro pseudonym, of The Reese Project’s awesome "Direct Me" is arguably his finest ever work. The original track fused Detroit electronica with the Motor City’s ever present soul music stirrings. Dave simply made the superlative perfect . The result was not only an iconic Network release but one of house music’s greatest recordings.

                                                            There was possibly no better example of Network’s deft touch when it came to selecting unlikely combinations of people to work together than "Day By Day". Andrew Pearce, a raw but incredibly gifted 18 years gospel singer, was plucked of the streets of Wolverhampton and promptly despatched to Detroit where producer Kevin Saunderson and songwriter Ann Saunderson gave him the complete Reese Project template on the mesmerising "Day By Day". Then Chez Damier & Ron Trent were drafted in to create their Urban Sound Gallery masterpiece of a remix. It truly is a gem.

                                                            Ann Saunderson is also central to Surreal’s hypnotic "Happiness", not only as songwriter but as the vocalist too. Network then did their 'let’s try this' thing by letting loose Italian house godfathers The Fathers Of Sound on the track parts. They threw down and created a progressive (but dreamy) house anthem that is to this day massively in demand.

                                                            Slo Moshun’s game changer (house slows down into hip-hop then ramps up back into house) "Bells Of New York" was produced by Mark Archer & Danny Taurus. It became huge literally overnight. Various attempts to remix it were tried but in the end it was back to Mark who demonstrated that sometimes the original creator of a track is best able to re-imagine it by coming up with his much loved 'Beefy Bells' remix.

                                                            Inner City’s stark and brutal "Ahnonghay" saw Kevin Saunderson going back to his Detroit techno roots. Fittingly it was one of the UK’s disciples of that innovative Belleville Three era,Dave Clarke, who supplied the awesome remix contained here. Rhythmatic’s Mark Gamble created a British bleep house anthem with the sledgehammer "Demonz". The original won the support of John Peel with repeated BBC Radio plays underlining incessant club plays. Again it’s the original artist who does that remix thing best with Mark’s Sequel mix managing to improve his classic original.

                                                            Neal Howard’s "Indulge" was the debut Network release. His music sounded like it was from another planet and he was hailed as Chicago’s answer to Detroit genius Derrick May. Here we present Derrick’s Mayday remix of "To Be Or Not To Be" which was the flip to "Indulge". This was Network’s debut release, and it is hard to imagine a label having a more euphoric greeting card.

                                                            The album concludes with a remix of a track recorded at a live concert in 1989.. To be clear THE TRACK that defined that year’s acid house cultural revolution. Derrick May brought along Carl Craig to perform with him as Rhythm Is Rhythm when invited to support Inner City at London’s Town And Country Club . Luckily Kool Kat - the predecessor to Network - recorded for posterity an historic rendition of "Strings Of Life". Roll on a few years and Network went into the vaults and asked Ashley Beedle to work on the tape. He completely remoulded it and conjured up a new incarnation of "Strings Of Life" that's like a long lost folk tale of the dancefloor. 


                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A1. The Reese Project - Direct Me (Joey Negro Remix)
                                                            A2. Andrew Pearce - Day By Day (Urban Sound Gallery Mix)
                                                            B1. Surreal - Happiness (Fathers Of Sound Renaissance Mix)
                                                            B2. Slo Moshun - Bells Of N.Y. (Xen Mantra Beefy Bells Mix)
                                                            C1. Inner City - Ahnonghay (Dave Clarke Remix)
                                                            C2. Rhythmatic - Demons (Sequel Mix)
                                                            D1. Neal Howard - To Be Or Not To Be (Mayday Mix)
                                                            D2. The 10th Planet - Strings Of Life (Ashley Beedle Remix)

                                                            Gems Under The Horizon, the chillout division of Belgium’s Basic Moves returns with its second release, comprised of four original cuts from various artists across the globe. Gems Under The Horizon was launched by Basic Moves label boss Walrus originally as a Sunday daytime party series aimed at sharing electronic music in the chillout, ambient and downtempo sphere to wind down the weekend. The affiliate imprint was launched in April 2021 with material from Astral Industries artist Sonmi451 and Dylan Thomas Hayes.

                                                            Here the label returns with four new tracks welcoming an array of new artists onto its roster and leading the way is &Apos who delivers ‘Vigo’, a hauntingly beautiful journey through swelling textures, plucked strings ethereal voices and synth modulations. Salamanda’s ‘No Vacation’ follows, the Seoul, South Korea based duo of Uman Therma a.k.a. Sala and Yetsuby a.k.a. Manda turn their focus towards an amalgamation of gamelan like chimes, metallic percussion, organic drum grooves and flute like synth work.Ugné & Maria’s ‘Into Orbit’ opens the flip side, as the name would suggest embracing a spaced-out aesthetic with intricately unfolding melodies, cinematic atmospherics, and gritty broken drums. Bogota, Colombia’s Manta Ray then rounds out the release with ‘Mysterious Ways’ as she traverses through off-kilter rhythms, unfurling pads, choppy scratches, broken vocal cuts and meandering subs.


                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Matt says: Beguiling Belgian compilation of Balearic beats, Reichian minimalism and electronic serenity. Came outta nowhere this one and really had us by the short and curlies!

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            &Apos - Vigo
                                                            Salamanda - No Vacation
                                                            Manta Ray - Mysterious Ways

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            WaJazz: Japanese Jazz Spectacle Vol.II - Deep, Heavy And Beautiful Jazz From Japan 1962-1985 - The King Records Masters - Selected By Yusuke Ogawa (Universounds)

                                                            "It is my great pleasure to introduce you to the second volume of the "Japanese Jazz Spectacle" series. Following the first compilation which focused on recordings from the Nippon Columbia catalog, this time we are digging into the King Records archives. It is almost impossible to capture the whole picture of Wa-Jazz in a couple of compilation albums since it is such a broad and deep genre, however, by extracting tracks from the Nippon Columbia and King Records collections - both labels having an extensive archive of jazz music - we may be able to glimpse a part of its allure and essence. This time again, I have made the music selection with this idea in mind. The music in this compilation was recorded between 1962 and 1985 and is a brief history of Japanese jazz on King Records. Listening is believing, so I hope these tracks will capture your heart and that you will enjoy the charms of Japanese jazz." - Yusuke Ogawa

                                                            Yusuke Ogawa has been running the Universounds store in Tokyo since 2001, specializing in jazz and second-hand, rare, and collector records. He is also a reissue supervisor, label manager, DJ, and music writer. Known for his vast musical knowledge, eye for detail, and archival skills, Ogawa has worked on more than 250 reissues and compilations – including the highly praised Deep Jazz Reality and Project Re:Vinyl series. He is the co-author of the Wa-Jazz Disc Guide and the Independent Black Jazz of America books.

                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Matt says: Another winning set from WaJazz, shining a light on Japan's King Records across two decades. Ranging from wild honk to louche lounge and dazzling jazz-funk; it's a supreme collection for any lover of the genre.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Toshiaki Yokota & The Beat Generation - Clair Deluge
                                                            2. Tadao Sawai & Toshiyuki Miyama & New Herd Orchestra - Constant Rain
                                                            3. Akira Miyazawa - Yamame
                                                            4. Various Artists - Ma Mère L'Oye
                                                            5. Masao Yagi - Blossom In The Water
                                                            6. Masahiko Togashi & Isao Suzuki - A Day Of The Sun
                                                            7. Yasuko Nagamine & Yasuaki Shimizu - Summer Wind
                                                            8. Hideo Shiraki - Sayonara Blues
                                                            9. Masahiko Togashi & His Improvisation Jazz Orchestra - Desireless
                                                            10. Takeru Muraoka & His New Group - Lady Boogie
                                                            11. Yoshio Ikeda - Down To The Sea
                                                            12. George Otsuka Quintet - Loving You

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            DFA Compilation #2

                                                              First time available on final! New York's ultra-cool and totally brilliant DFA (Death From Above) label bring us a second round up of all their twelves following on from "Compilation #1". Included are two discs of awesome punk-funk bombs from JOY, The Rapture, LCD Soundsystem and a first ever DFA-Liquid Liquid collaboration "Bellhead" (soooo good!), or more electronic and electro-punk outings from The Juan Maclean, Pixeltan, Delia Gonzalez, Black Leotard Front and Black Dice. The third disc features a DJ-mixed selection by Tim Sweeney and Tim Goldsworthy. You need this!!

                                                              “What could have been a mere anthology of the label's uniformly excellent 2004 output is, additionally, a meticulously assembled personal narrative. This is a label that balances its musical and commercial aspirations with an earthy, no-bullshit disposition and - let's say it - the world's best fucking handclaps.” - Nick Sylvester, Pitchfork, in the heady days of 2004.

                                                              Behold, "Compilation #2". A compendium what are arguably the best prime-era DFA cuts, mostly all recorded and/or remixed at the old DFA Studios on W. 13th Street (with some notable exceptions), released as 12-inches at the time, and then compiled onto a 3xCD set for convenience because, at the time, people actually bought CDs more than vinyl.

                                                              Now, in the spirit of time not really being much of a linear thing anymore, and for our own selfish desire to have this version of Liquid Liquid’s “Bellhead,” produced by the DFA, finally committed to wax, we have reverse engineered this thing back onto vinyl and presented it as a four-record boxed set.

                                                              We went back and found the master tapes or files for each song - a not insignificant effort given our habit of disorganization. We then rather painstakingly resequenced and remastered it with the guy we trust with such things: Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service. The lacquers Bob cut were plated and pressed at what we believe to be one of the best pressing plants in the country: QRP in Salina, Kansas.

                                                              We tell you all of this to say: we took this shit pretty seriously. Because we felt like it was important and because we felt like some folks would really appreciate it. It sounds remarkable. It looks great. (Rob Carmichael re-did the original packaging, adding a new photo from DFA OG Tim Saccenti from one of the original parties at W. 13th St.) Of course, we somehow can’t stop ourselves from making labeling errors - Pixeltan’s “That’s the Way I Like It” somehow escaped the center labels on the fourth record. It’s kind of the DFA curse. Has to be!

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1. Black Leotard Front - Casual Friday
                                                              B1. J.O.Y. - Sunplus (DFA Remix)
                                                              B2. The Juan MacLean - I Robot
                                                              B3. The Juan MacLean - Dance Hall Modulator Dub
                                                              C1. Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - Rise (DFA Remix)
                                                              C2. Black Dice - Wasteder
                                                              C3. J.O.Y. - Sunplus
                                                              D1. LCD Soundsystem - Yeah (Pretentious Version)
                                                              D2. The Rapture - Sister Saviour (DFA Dub)
                                                              E1. Liquid Liquid - Bellhead
                                                              E2. LCD Soundsystem - Yeah (Crass Version)
                                                              F1. Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom - El Monte
                                                              F2. The Rapture - Alabama Sunshine
                                                              G1. Pixeltan - Get Up : Say What (DFA Remix)
                                                              G2. LCD Soundsystem - Beat Connection (Extended Disco Dub)
                                                              H1. Pixeltan - That’s The Way I Like It
                                                              H2. Black Dice - Endless Happiness (EYE Remix)
                                                              H3. The Juan MacLean - Less Than Human

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              Disco Not Disco - 2023 Reissue

                                                                ‘Disco Not Disco’ was a perfectly timed compilation back in 2000. Released when interest in the myths, history and playlists of original New York clubs like Paradise Garage and The Loft was at its peak, the album drew on the outer limits of leftfield disco championed by Levan and Mancuso, bringing together unlikely dancefloor anthems by rock acts like Yoko Ono and Ian Dury, obscurities from cottage labels like BC and Splash and selected oddities from the unique mind of avant-garde hero, Arthur Russell. It was essentially a celebration of the sonic melting pot in New York during the early ‘80s, an era when punk had burnt itself out and disco had become commercial and saccharine; in its place, the post-punk movement threw up brilliant oddities which tore up the accepted rulebook.

                                                                Since its release, the compilation title has become a by-word for a whole genre of music and remains a landmark collection of its time. With original copies now changing hands for €100+, this new pressing is a welcome return for an essential celebration of disco’s difficult cousins. The album features full original artwork and Kris Needs’ sleeve notes and is remastered and cut by The Carvery.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                A1 Yoko Ono – Walking On Thin Ice (1981 Re-edit)
                                                                A2 Liquid Liquid – Cavern
                                                                B1 Loose Joints – Tell You (Today) (Vocal)
                                                                B2 Ian Dury & The Seven Seas Players – Spasticus Autisticus (Version)
                                                                C1 Material – Over And Over
                                                                C2 Was (Not Was) – Wheel Me Out
                                                                D1 Dinosaur – Kiss Me Again (Original Edit)
                                                                D2 Don Cherry – I Walk
                                                                E1 Common Sense – Voices Inside My Head
                                                                E2 Nicky Siano - Move
                                                                F1 Indian Ocean – School Bell / Tree House

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                Winspear Volume 01

                                                                  A label sampler showcasing the best of Winspear’s releases from its early days to the present day.

                                                                  The sampler features cuts from Barrie, Divino Niño, Slow Pulp, Video Age, and more.

                                                                  Digital download included with the LP includes never before heard b-sides and rarities from across the label roster.

                                                                  Winspear Volume 01 is a label sampler from Winspear. It’s a collection of standout songs from the label’s catalog, spanning from their early years to the present day. Featuring tracks by Barrie, Divino Niño, Slow Pulp, Video Age, and more. The digital version of the label sampler (including the digital download that comes with each physical album purchase), will include never before heard demos, b-sides, and rarities from across the label roster. The release of the sampler will be celebrated at a label showcase at Thalia Hall in Chicago.

                                                                  The event, Winspear Review, is happening for the 4th time in the label’s history.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1A. Barrie “Frankie”
                                                                  2A. The Convenience “Kiss Me In Heaven”
                                                                  3A. Slow Pulp “Falling Apart”
                                                                  4A. Video Age “Aerostar”
                                                                  5A. Divino Niño “Quiero”
                                                                  6A. Major Murphy “One Day”
                                                                  1B. Amy O “Sunday Meal”
                                                                  2B. Majetic “Moonlight”
                                                                  3B. PARTS “Flowers”
                                                                  4B. Brenda’s Friend “House Down”
                                                                  5B. Kevin Krauter “Lazy River”
                                                                  6B. Thunder Dreamer “Now We Know”

                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  Nigeria 70: No Wahala - 2023 Repress

                                                                    Nigeria 70: No Wahala returns to a fertile heyday in Nigerian music when established styles like highlife and juju became infused with elements of Western jazz, soul and funk in the ‘70s and early ‘80s.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    A1 Odeyemi – Oni Suru
                                                                    A2 Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz – Sickness
                                                                    A3 Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7 – Obonogbozu

                                                                    B1 Felixson Ngasia & The Survivals – Black Precious Colour
                                                                    B2 Sina Bakare – Africa
                                                                    B3 Saxon Lee & The Shadows International – Special Secret Of Baby

                                                                    C1 International Brothers Band – Onuma Dimnobi
                                                                    C2 Don Bruce & The Angels – Kinuye
                                                                    C3 Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Psychedelic Shoes

                                                                    D1 Rogana Ottah & His Black Heroes Int. - Let Them Say
                                                                    D2 Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Titibitis – Iziegbe (Ekassa No. 70)
                                                                    D3 M.a. Jaiyesimi & His Crescent Bros Band – Mundiya Loju

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    Miami Funk – Funk Gems From Henry Stone Records

                                                                      Another killer compilation from the ever-reliable Wagram here, featuring some of the most well known tracks in the history of funk from one of the most well known musical conduits, Henry Stone. Pieces like 'Funky Nassau' will definitely be something you've heard before, but there are a few less expected gems here too, it's yet another perfect overview from one of the greatest forces in the resonably priced compilation game.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      A1. Milton Wright - Keep It Up
                                                                      A2. Beginning Of The End - Funky Nassau
                                                                      A3. All The People - Cramp Your Style
                                                                      A4. Freddie Scott - Same Old Beat
                                                                      A5. Raphael Munnings - Sleep On, Dream On
                                                                      A6. Vicki Anderson - I'm Too Tough For Mr. Big Stuff (Hot Pants)
                                                                      A7. Clarence Reid - Miss Hot Stuff
                                                                      B1. James Brown - Smokin' & Drinkin'
                                                                      B2. George McCrae & Gwen McCrae - The Rub
                                                                      B3. The Funky Bunch - Miami Funk
                                                                      B4. Little Beaver - Funkadelic Sound
                                                                      B5. The Jimmy Castor Bunch - Future Place
                                                                      B6. The King Tutt Band - Throwdown (Unreleased)
                                                                      C1. Wilson Pickett -Let Me Know
                                                                      C2. Leno Phillips - I Like My Birdie
                                                                      C3. Snoopy Dean -Shake N' Bump, Pt. 1
                                                                      C4. Funky Nassau -Bahama Soul Stew
                                                                      C5. Uncle Louie - Full Tilt Boogie
                                                                      C6. Timmy Thomas - You're The Song (I've Always Wanted To Sing)
                                                                      C7. Bobby Byrd - Back From The Dead
                                                                      D1. Willie "Beaver" Hale - Groove On
                                                                      D2 Jonny K - I'm Afraid Of The Dark
                                                                      D3. Tempest Trio - Starlight
                                                                      D4. Blowfly - Nobody's Butt But Yours, Babe
                                                                      D5. Betty Wright - Gimme Back My Man

                                                                      “Enter The Decagon” assembles friends of the label - near and far - for further excursions into the abyss of industrial, folk, jazz and ambient music.

                                                                      From Copenhagen hails Kristi Brud (Bride of Christ) extending us with a shimmering violin contemplation initially made for the short art film piece The Abduction of Europa, absorbing a modal ambiance of harmonics rooted in central European renaissance. Recorded in Svalöv in rural Skåne comes a hillbilly folk jazz piece constructed by Joel and Ivar on equal parts violin, flute, upright bass and percussion, recorded somewhere in the misty era of of 2012-2015. Then, an interlude follows, reconstructed from the very early live sets of the label's own Inre Kretsen Grupp, laden with tuned metallic percussions and synthesized bow sounds. Following up, the idiosyncratic local talent Fai Ling offers a piece of Basinski/Hassel-esque horn repetitions in full deterioration. Concluding the A-side of the compilation is the band that never was - the only released material of Prins Emanuel and Golden Ivy's Börringe Kloster project - encapsulating their minimal maximal approach of low quality sound samples turned in to a wall of sound of rhythm of sorts.

                                                                      The B-side picks up on different musings in the form of ambient cadence and carefully sculpted soundscapes signed Phillipp Otterbach, who gives us an unraveling journey into kalimba-hampered harmonies carried through a bed of industrial, synthesized sounds. Moonilena follows up with an eerie yet beautiful minimal composition of radio disturbances and repetitive, ear catching melodies.
                                                                      Breaking the barrier of stillness, local producer and Catholic chant music fiend Digge Shim performs a rhytmical, tongue-in-cheek number that pulls widely from both the hymnal traditions of medieval Europe as well as the zonked out ambient trance sounds you'd meet in a mid nineties Goa chill-out room.
                                                                      Near the tip of the decagon, we find the Cypriot producer, singer and lyricist Spivak presenting us with a feeling of the-familiar-but-never-heard in the form of an ambient pop breakbeat number with carefully crafted choirs oscillating on top - hauntingly beautiful and equally danceable.

                                                                      Ending in the best of styles, well-mannered umarel and purveyor of drum-smitten metallic sounds shows us what Moisture is really about - the mental image of finding your true self dancing in purgatory in a never-released Kenneth Anger film set, encumbered with red lights and occult paraphernalia.


                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Kristi Brud - Variations Of La Folia - The Abduction Of Europa
                                                                      Joel Ivar - Svalov 9 Juli
                                                                      Inre Kretsen Grupp - Interlud
                                                                      Fai Ling - Ikaros Svett Short Version
                                                                      Borringe Kloster - Hommage A Eva Ramel
                                                                      Philipp Otterbach - The Lost Track
                                                                      Moonilena - Onio
                                                                      Digge Shim - A Friend In Deed
                                                                      Spivak - Oauver
                                                                      Moisture - Blue Tea

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      Welcome To Paradise: Italian Dream House 90-94 Vol 3

                                                                        Wooahh! Outta nowhere comes the third installment of this now cult-adored series. Over the first two volumes, Safe Trip have treated us to the dreamy and heavenly side of Italian house music - and now they're back with another double disc set of cushion soft and cerebrum tickling house music from the Med.

                                                                        Featuring a who's who of Italian talent - Jacy, Optik, Leo Anibaldi, Cosmic Galaxy & Don Carlos to name a few - it really is an allstar cast!


                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Jacy - Resounding Seashell
                                                                        2. Optik - Illusion
                                                                        3. Leo Anibaldi - Universal
                                                                        4. Green Baize - Tramp Heart
                                                                        5. Deep Choice - Children Trip
                                                                        6. Deep Blue - Deep Blue (The Inner Part Of Me)
                                                                        7. Cosmic Galaxy - Walkin' On The Moon
                                                                        8. Golem - Sun City
                                                                        9. Lonely Dance - Sweet Pieces"(alternative Mix)
                                                                        10. Neurostate - Dance To The House (unreleased Edit)
                                                                        11. Don Carlos - Ouverture

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Welcome To Paradise (Italian Dream House 89-93) - Vol. 1

                                                                          Young Marco mines deep into the hazy euphoria of Italy's early ninties underground for this expansive retrospective of the dream house scene. 
                                                                          At the tail end of the 1980s, a new take on deep house began to emerge from Italian studios. 'Dream house' drew inspiration from key U.S deep house records of the period – the spacey melodiousness of Larry Heard's productions, and the rich jazziness of tracks originating in New Jersey in particular – but sounded distinctly different. Its' 'head-in-the-clouds' feel – all rich chords, tactile basslines, fluid piano lines and starry electronics – made 'dream house' a uniquely Italian proposition.

                                                                          First and foremost, the style echoed the wavy, glassy-eyed positivity of the period more than any other. While music in the UK and the low countries was getting faster and heavier, Italy's 'dream house' producers continued to create music shot through with warmth and colourful musicality until 1993. While few 'dream house' records were made after then, its' sounds and loose aesthetic influenced subsequent styles such as trance and progressive house.

                                                                          During its' peak, dream house – or, as it was tagged by leading Italian label DFC, 'ambient house' (echoing the similarly minded work of UK pioneers such as The Orb and The KLF) – could be heard blaring from club sound systems across Europe. The style's popularity was fuelled, in part at least, by the runaway international success of "Sueno Latino".

                                                                          Welcome To Paradise gathers together some of the finest examples of the style for the first time since the turn of the 90s. It includes a smattering of scene anthems – Key Tronics Ensemble's peerless "Calypso of House", Morenas's "Sonnambulism", the ambient mix of Last Rhythm's Italo-house classic "Last Rhythm" – alongside a swathe of hard-to-find, in-demand and forgotten gems.

                                                                          There are cuts from key players in the movement – the likes of Don Pablos Animals, Sasha (later to find fame with a strong of bouncy, piano-heavy Italo-house cuts), and Dreamatic – plus a string of lesser-known names whose contribution to the evolution of the sound should not be overlooked. Young Marco has also found space for Leo Anibaldi's "Elements", a rare deep house outing from a producer who later helped define the sound of Roman techno.

                                                                          Over the course of two double-vinyl compilations (and one extended digital download package), Welcome To Paradiso celebrates one of the most evocative and imaginative musical styles of electronic music's golden era. Kick off your shoes, turn your gaze skywards, and immerse yourself in the music.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. Key Tronics Ensemble - Calypso Of House (Paradise Mix)
                                                                          A2. Dramatic - Audio Trip
                                                                          B1. Night Communication - Nocturne Seduction
                                                                          B2. Aqua Re - Holy Dance (Large Sound Mix)
                                                                          B3. Deep Choice - Fix Of 4:38 PM 
                                                                          C1. High Tide - Time Unlimited
                                                                          C2. Don Pablo's Animals - Paranoia
                                                                          C3. Open Spaces - Sunrise Paradise Garage
                                                                          D1. Jacy - Trax
                                                                          D2. K2 - In My Garden 
                                                                          D3. Last Rhythm - Last Rhythm (ambient Mix)

                                                                          Star Creature's first official compilation featuring unreleased tracks and new mixes by label fav's E. Live, Giovanni Damico, Shiro Schwarz, Ourra, Saucy Lady, Proh Mic, Amalia and Kutcorners...

                                                                          Star Creature is the no. 1 international label for new boogie and modern funk. No other camp has represented the sound so strongly and authentically in present times. Finding a natural habitat across the digital airwaves of many a Manchester radio show, and soundtracking a fair share of its nightlife too (check the whole Wet Play / Full Beam / Red Laser Disco gamut for proof...), it continues the long standing tradition of US dance music going down a storm in the north west of England!

                                                                          Star Creature have lavishly dished out seven new tracks for our dancing feet, and at remarkably good value too. They could have just as easily reissued five of their now-sold-out 7" across one disc and charged us twenty quid for it. Instead we get a jam packed 12" with ALL NEW material and featuring a different artist on each track, and for less than the price of two cocktails in the Northern Quarter. Star Creature we love you! 


                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. Saucy Lady - A Shooting Star
                                                                          A2. Proh Mic - Tunnel Vision
                                                                          A3. Kutkorners - The Finest (feat Amalia - E Live Remix)
                                                                          A4. Ourra & The Gravity Drive - Instant Sunshine
                                                                          B1. Shiro Schwarz - Exoplanet Love
                                                                          B2. Giovanni Damico - Cassette Funk
                                                                          B3. E Live - Do Me Like That (feat Chesta Blake - Slight Extension Mix)

                                                                          Darius Syrossian’s Moxy Muzik Editions is fast becoming a firm favourite for all manner of reasons, from the consistently top-level tracks from some of the scene’s best producers, to the bespoke hand-drawn artwork from artist Charlotte Archer that decorates each new volume's sleeve. A must have series for any vinyl head out there and volume four is no different. From Glasgow via Leeds through to Southampton, Syrossian shines a light on some of the UK’s rising stars in the world of house music.

                                                                          Up first Glasgow’s Tiptoes who provides one of Darius’ tracks of the summer, ‘Cuss Tomato’. Driving, soulful and skippy with nods to Grant Nelson and king Kerri that has been doing damage everywhere it’s been played.

                                                                          Next, Syrossian remixes fellow Leeds producer Tomrob with his track ‘ Professor Shellington’, taking the original’s minimal grooves, upping the tempo, filling the breaks with hands in the air pianos and injecting another dose of bounce into the beats.

                                                                          The flipside has not one, but two tracks from Southampton’s Ronnie Spiteri, a double header of peak time bombs, one of which entitled ‘Scorpion’ had its first play at Creamfields by Alan Fitzpatrick and Darius in Manchester, leading to a flurry of track ID requests and Darius' TikTok post of the track going viral. A monster of a cut with an Enzo Siragusa style bass, a heavy thundering kick and a solid groove.

                                                                          Four absolute winners once again from Moxy Muzik.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. Tiptoes - Cuss Tomato
                                                                          A2. Tomrob - Profesor Shellington (Darius Syrossian Remix)
                                                                          B1. Ronnie Spiteri - Scorpion
                                                                          B2. Ronnie Spiteri - Fusion

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          Music Lovers - Rocksteady

                                                                            In a nice gatefold vinyl, discover the most emblematic artists and other more confidential ones with liner notes by the journalist and expert OSMAN JR.

                                                                            Originals Versions Remastered 

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            A1 Alton Ellis - You've Made Me So Very Happy
                                                                            A2 The Uniques - People Rocksteady
                                                                            A3 The Paragons - My Best Girl
                                                                            A4 Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Save A Bread
                                                                            A5 Phyllis Dillon - Woman Of The Ghetto
                                                                            A6 Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Shing A Ling
                                                                            A7 The Overtakers - That's The Way You Like It
                                                                            B1 The Gaylads - It's Hard To Confess
                                                                            B2 Harry J Allstars - Liquidator
                                                                            B3 The Pioneers - Easy Come Easy Go
                                                                            B4 Tyrone Evans - If This World Were Mine
                                                                            B5 The Melodians - Sweet Sensation
                                                                            B6 Ken Boothe - It's Gonna Take A Miracle 

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Nigeria 70 - The Definitive LP Edition - 2023 Repress

                                                                              Strut present the definitive vinyl edition of 'Nigeria 70'. First released in 2001, the collection inspired a new generation of labels and releases into Afro funk and Afro jazz fusions and helped to introduce the 1970s Lagos scene beyond Fela Kuti's catalogue for a legion of soul, funk and dance music enthusiasts.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              A1 Orlando Julius & His Afro Sounders - Alo Mi Alo (Parts 1 & 2 )
                                                                              A2 Segun Bucknor & His Revolution - La La La
                                                                              A3 Lijadu Sister - Orere Elejigbo
                                                                              B1 Peter King - Shango
                                                                              B2 Sahara All Stars Band Jos - Enjoy Yourself
                                                                              C1 Fela Anikulapo Kuti & The Africa 70 - Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'N' Quench)
                                                                              C2 Tunji Oyelana & The Benders - Ifa
                                                                              C3 Ofo The Black Company - Allah Wakbarr
                                                                              D1 The Funkees - Dancing Time
                                                                              D2 MonomonoTi - Re Loma Da Nigbehin
                                                                              D3 Bala Miller & The Great Music Pyrameeds Of Afrika - Ikon Allah
                                                                              E1 Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes - Akayan Ekassa
                                                                              E2 Shina Williams & His African Percussionists - Agboju Logun
                                                                              F1 Gasper Lawal - Kita Kita
                                                                              F2 King Sunny Ade & His African Beats - Ja Fun Mi (Instrumental)

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              Nigeria 70 - Lagos Jump - 2023 Repress

                                                                                Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump, another essential box of West African dynamite with the emphasis firmly on the dancefloor. From the heavy jazz of Peter King to Bola Johnson’s scratchy Afro funk and the rolling grooves of juju legend Sir Shina Peters, the album captures a rich and unique era in West African music.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1 Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats - Ezuku Buzo
                                                                                A2 Ify Jerry Krusade - Everybody Likes Something Good
                                                                                A3 Sir Shina Peters & His International Stars - Yabis
                                                                                A4 Olufemi Ajasi & His New Nigerian Bros - Aiye Le
                                                                                B1 Ashanti Afrika Jah - Onyame
                                                                                B2 Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes - Dododo (Ekassa No 1)
                                                                                B3 Peacocks Guitar Band - Eddie Quansa
                                                                                B4 Rex Williams - You Are My Heart
                                                                                C1 Peter King - African Dialects
                                                                                C2 Cheif Checker - Ire Africa
                                                                                C3 Eddie Okwedy - Happy Survival
                                                                                D1 Tony Tete Harbor And The Star Heaters Of Nigeria - Tete Muo Bo Muo
                                                                                D2 Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal Ericos - Wetin De Watch Goat, Goat Dey Watcham
                                                                                D3 The Immortals - Hot Tears 

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Music Lovers - Cumbia

                                                                                  In a nice gatefold vinyl, discover the most emblematic cumbia artists and other more confidential ones with liner notes by the journalist and expert OSMAN JR.

                                                                                  Originals Versions Remastered 

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  A1. Combo Sampuesano - Cumbia Monteriana
                                                                                  A2. Andres Landero - Rosa Y Mayo
                                                                                  A3. Conjunto Tipico Vallenato - Cumbia Cienaguera
                                                                                  A4. La Sonora Dinamita - No Me Quejo
                                                                                  A5. Lisandro Meza - Contestacion A Los Sabanales
                                                                                  A6. Los Corraleros De Majagual - Rabo Largo
                                                                                  B1. Guillermo Buitrago - La Gota Fria (Que Criterio)
                                                                                  B2. Luis Enrique Martinez - El Cantor De Fonseca
                                                                                  B3. Calixto Ochoa - Los Sabanales
                                                                                  B4. Alejandro Duran - Amor Comprado
                                                                                  B5. Gabriel Romero - Ave Pa' Ve
                                                                                  B6. Rodolfo Y Su Tipica RA7 - Tabaco Y Ron 

                                                                                  Volume 1 of a new 12" vinyl series from Reel People Music sees 4 stunning club-ready cuts from the Reel People Music back catalogue
                                                                                  made available for the first time on vinyl including a highly sought after remix by Stro Elliot (The Roots).

                                                                                  Side A features the wonderful Art Of Tones remix of Reel People feat. Angie Stone and their cover of Yarorough & Peoples' “Don't Stop The Music” - a stomping & squelchy boogie-laden affair - alongside a stunning remake of The Brand New Heavies classic “Stay This Way” by Opolopo feat. Angela Johnson - a rolling jazzfunk infused soulful-house cut.

                                                                                  Side B includes the deep & soulful collaboration “Tonite We Ride” by DJ Spinna feat. Phonte and the highly sought after remix by Stro Elliot (The Roots) of The Foreign Exchange - “Asking For A Friend”.


                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. Reel People Feat. Angie Stone – Don’t Stop The Music (Art Of Tones Modern Disco Mix)
                                                                                  2. Opolopo Feat. Angela Johnson – Stay This Way (Original Mix)
                                                                                  3. The Foreign Exchange - Asking For A Friend (Stro Elliot's Roller Rink Rework)
                                                                                  4. DJ Spinna Feat. Phonte – Tonight We Ride (Vocal Mix) 

                                                                                  Tasty 12" sampler from the forthcoming "Network Remixes" double album. For those of you who need a little info - Network Records is a pioneering UK dance label based in Birmingham. Founded by Neil Rushton and Dave Barker it's a hugely influential label which, amongst many achievements, would be pivotal in both early hardcore, the burgeoning 'bleep' sound emerging from Sheffield and countless other moments of British brilliance in dance music.

                                                                                  Here we see The Fathers Of Sound remix the Italian progressive house dons Surreal. "Happiness" is an absolute gem, written and sung by Ann Saunderson. Their remix captures the urgency and energy of an endorphin-rushing Friday night; with a kick drum that that slams and numerous layers of jubilant electric energy coursing through its stems.

                                                                                  Ann is co-writer of "Day By Day". Andrew Pearce was an inexperienced but incredibly talented 18 years old gospel singer who was plucked from the streets of Wolverhampton and taken to Detroit where he was given The Reese Project template by Ann and Kevin Saunderson. Chez Damier and Ron Trent were then drafted in and conjured up a magical Urban Sound Gallery remix. It is truly a masterpiece - proper deep house e-soul musica to quote Luke Unabomber.

                                                                                  Inner City’s revival of Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack’s soul anthem “Back Together Again” started its life as a fairly faithful slant on the original. That was the plan until Ashley Beedle got his hands on the tapes and created a homage to Walter Gibbons, Larry Levan. The Loft and all things vintage New York. A wild swinging, shoulder-dropped house epic that needs a hefty soundsystem to do it justice!

                                                                                  An incredible way to celebrate 30 years of this amazing label. 


                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Matt says: One of the UK's most pivotal, long standing labels delivers a classic remix retrospective.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  A. Surreal - Happiness (Fathers Of Sound Renaissance Mix)
                                                                                  B1. Andrew Peace - Day By Day (Urban Sound Gallery Mix)
                                                                                  B2. Inner City - Back Together Again (East Village Dub)

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  Peru Selvatico - Sonic Expedition Into The Peruvian Amazon 1972-1986

                                                                                    In its isolated cities, cut off from the fashions of the capital, a unique style of music began to develop, inspired equally by the sounds of the surrounding forests, the roll of the mighty Amazon and Ucayali Rivers, and the rhythms of cumbia picked up from distant stations on transistor radios. With the arrival of electricity, a new generation of young musicians started plugging in their guitars and trading in their accordions for synthesizers: Amazonian cumbia was born.Powered by fast-paced timbale rhythms, driven by spidery, treble-damaged guitar lines, and drenched in bright splashes of organ, Amazonian cumbia was like a hyperactive distant cousin of surf music crossed with an all- night dance party in the heart of the forest. While many of the genre's greatest tracks were instrumental, and others were simple celebrations of life in the jungle, the goal of every song was to keep the party going.

                                                                                    Radio stations in Lima remained unaware of the new electric sounds emanating from the jungle, but a handful of pioneering record producers ventured over the mountain passes to the cities of Tarapoto, Moyobamba, Pucallpa – even Iquitos, a city reachable only by boat or plane – and lured dozens of bands to the recording studios of the capital to lay down their best tracks. Although many became local hits, few were ever heard outside the Amazonian region … until now.

                                                                                    With eighteen tracks from some of the greatest names in Amazonian cumbia, Perú Selvatico is both the improbable soundtrack to a beach party on a banks of the Amazon and a psychedelic safari into the sylvan mysteries of the Peruvian jungle.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Descarga Royal - Los Royal ´s De Pucallpa 03:30
                                                                                    La Cervecita - Sonido Verde De Moyobamba 02:09
                                                                                    Selva Virgen - Los Zheros 02:40
                                                                                    Moyobambina - Grupo Siglo XX De Rioja 02:43 
                                                                                    Humo En La Selva - Los Invasores De Progreso 02:58
                                                                                    La Hamaca - Los Cisnes 02:54
                                                                                    Cumbion Universal - Fresa Juvenil De Tarapoto 03:35
                                                                                    La Trochita - Los Rangers De Tingo Maria 02:40
                                                                                    La Bola Buche - Los Invasores De Progreso 03:21
                                                                                    Bailando En El Infinito - Ranil Y Su Conjunto Tropical 02:56
                                                                                    Safari En La Selva - Los Cisnes 02:52
                                                                                    Baila Bonito - Ranil Y Su Conjunto Tropical 02:55
                                                                                    Ali Baba - Los Zheros 02:43
                                                                                    La Palmerita - Fresa Juvenil De Tarapoto 02:57
                                                                                    Recordando A Aguaytia - Sonido Verde De Moyobamba 02:18
                                                                                    El Pasito De Miriam - Grupo Siglo XX De Rioja 02:51
                                                                                    Rio Mar - Los Cisnes 02:34
                                                                                    La Uñita - Los Zheros 02:22

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    They're Energised Compiled By Allysha Joy

                                                                                    This 14-track LP gives us a solid glimpse into the current wave of Antipodean bruk / broken beat artists.

                                                                                    Allysha explains "the connection began with a guest mix for CoOp Presents Worldwide FM radio show. I was asked to guest on the show, so pulled together some heavy unreleased and unmastered "Australian" broken sounds. I immediately called Horatio, Close Counters and Setwun, some of my nearest and dearest inspirations and collaborators to get them in the mix! Within 24 hours I had a brand new beat from Setwun called 'H.B.Y', I ran up some vocals on a Close Counters track and landed a wild jazz-bruk collaboration called 'Fly' from Horatio Luna and Nikodimos! We all felt really blessed to be linking in with some of the innovators of the sound we love!

                                                                                    Also in the mix, I played a track by Lanu a.k.a Lance Ferguson, one of "Australia's" funkiest songwriters and producers. Mike Gurrieri and Chris Gill over at Northside Records had already been scheming to set Lance and I up on a music date for weeks, which turned into writing 'Rewind' . Lanu, along with Ennio Styles, have been integral in the broken beat sound down here from the early 2000s and they connected Jonny Faith in to bring 'Southern Stepper'.

                                                                                    After linking in over the music and working on some collaborations, Alex Phountzi and IG Culture asked me to put together this compilation. The first person that came to mind was Sampology. A wild ride of shifting harmony and incredible vocals, Sam delivered 'Sunny', featuring Maia. Also of Middle Name Dance Band acclaim and a beaming light of creative energy, Kuzko created 'Immunity' for the comp — their debut solo release!

                                                                                    Also up in Meanjin, Special Feelings and Squidgenini were making their own style of jazzy house music and we absolutely knew that they would kill it on the broken beat tip. They sent through 'On Heat' and 'Prophecy' respectively, and inspired me to write and produce 'Listen'. A track about the struggle to be heard as female and non-binary artists. A hard-hitter mixed by co-collaborator Yelderbert of our new duo project, Totek.

                                                                                    As my brother and the one that first introduced me to Agent K, I knew we had to get Ziggy Zeitgeist up in the mix! He immediately sent over a bunch of tunes, and from alongside all of the 30/70 Collective demo drum loops and fresh Z.F.E.X sounds, we selected 'Bruk Samba' featuring Cody Curry, the CC Dance Orchestra.

                                                                                    I had managed to pull together a bunch of tunes for the compilation and after a studio session one afternoon I was walking down Sydney Road and bumped into Silent Jay, Alien and A.KID a.k.a. ACID SLOP at their new spot, the Mandarin Dreams HQ. We were just chatting and above Jay's head I spotted the New Sector Movements record, 'Download This'! To see that they'd just been spinning this record felt so serendipitous, so I had to ask them to be on it! Acid Slop sent me through a tune literally the next day, called 'Everything Falls Apart' and within the week we got 'Walk Away', from Lori and Silent Jay. It felt complete.

                                                                                    The way that this music just effortlessly and lyrically fell together, is a testament to the broken beat undercurrent that runs within the jazz and dance music scene down-under. 'They're Energised' connects a scene of deeply talented and inspired musicians, collectively shaping the new wave of uniquely "Australian" bruk and broken beat music!"

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. Sunny
                                                                                    2. Prophecy
                                                                                    3. Southern Stepper
                                                                                    4. Fly
                                                                                    5. Rewind
                                                                                    6. My Everything (feat. Erica Tucceri)
                                                                                    7. Walk Away
                                                                                    8. H.B.Y.
                                                                                    9. Immunity
                                                                                    10. Bruk Samba
                                                                                    11. On Heat
                                                                                    12. They're Energised
                                                                                    13. Listen
                                                                                    14. Everything Falls Apart

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    Diggers Dozen - DJ Muro

                                                                                      Diggers Dozen presents it’s first compilation on BBE Music selected by Japan’s DJ Muro - King Of Diggin'. This exciting new release offers 12 stunning Japanese jazz-funk and latin-jazz gems which fuse Japanese traditional musical instruments and traditional melodies. These recordings were produced during the 70's for Nippon Columbia by master composers and musicians of Japan’s jazz and latin scene, including Kiyoshi Yamaya, Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys, Kifu Mitsuhashi, Toshiyuki Miyama and more. It's original vinyl releases that these tracks featured on have become scarce and super rare for the Japanese collectors market and now these magnificent tracks are available outside of Japan for the first time on this killer compilation.

                                                                                      The focus and selections made by Muro for this release is a continuation from his Wa Groove Mix “Nippon Breaks” released in 2020. DJ Muro known as King Of Diggin’ rightfully owns this title being one of the world's deepest and most respected collectors of specialist rare records and music related relics. Muro first and foremost is a globally renowned DJ who has made his mark in releasing countless ground breaking mixtapes of various sounds and genres - mainly funk, soul and disco all selected with rare and original pressings. As well as this Muro is widely known for producing, remixing and re-editing many monumental titles and releases, reigning as King in the various fields he prevails.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Vinyl Tracklist
                                                                                      DISC 1
                                                                                      SIDE A

                                                                                      1. Fuke Jobutsu~ Part 1 Tohri (Edited By MURO) – Kiyoshi Yamaya & Contemporary Sound Orchestra
                                                                                      2. Osorezan (Edited By MURO) – Kiyoshi Yamaya & Contemporary Sound Orchestra
                                                                                      3. Souma Nagareyama – Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya
                                                                                      4. Tabaruzaka – Katsuya Yokoyama, The Million Pops
                                                                                      SIDE B
                                                                                      1. Seijinshiki Aka Adult’s Day – Toshiyuki Miyama & His New Herd
                                                                                      2. Asadoya Yunta – Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya

                                                                                      DISC 2
                                                                                      SIDE C

                                                                                      1. Nanbu Ushioi Uta – Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya
                                                                                      2. Saitara Bushi – Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya
                                                                                      3. Soran Bushi – Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys
                                                                                      4. Hanagasa Odori – Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys
                                                                                      SIDE D
                                                                                      1. Sakura Sakura – Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys
                                                                                      2. Yagi Bushi – Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys

                                                                                      CD Tracklist
                                                                                      DISC 1

                                                                                      1. Fuke Jobutsu~ Part 1 Tohri (Edited By MURO) – Kiyoshi Yamaya & Contemporary SoundOrchestra
                                                                                      2. Osorezan (Edited By MURO) – Kiyoshi Yamaya & Contemporary Sound Orchestra
                                                                                      3. Souma Nagareyama – Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya
                                                                                      4. Tabaruzaka – Katsuya Yokoyama, The Million Pops
                                                                                      5. Seijinshiki Aka Adult’s Day – Toshiyuki Miyama & His New Herd
                                                                                      6. Asadoya Yunta – Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya
                                                                                      7. Nanbu Ushioi Uta – Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya
                                                                                      8. Saitara Bushi – Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya
                                                                                      9. Soran Bushi – Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys
                                                                                      10. Hanagasa Odori – Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys
                                                                                      11. Sakura Sakura – Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys
                                                                                      12. Yagi Bushi – Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys

                                                                                      DISC 2 (Mixed)
                                                                                      1. Fuke Jobutsu~ Part 1 Tohri (Edited By MURO) (Mixed) – Kiyoshi Yamaya & Contemporary
                                                                                      Sound Orchestra
                                                                                      2. Osorezan (Edited By MURO) (Mixed) – Kiyoshi Yamaya & Contemporary Sound Orchestra
                                                                                      3. Souma Nagareyama (Mixed) – Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya
                                                                                      4. Tabaruzaka (Mixed) – Katsuya Yokoyama, The Million Pops
                                                                                      5. Seijinshiki Aka Adult’s Day (Mixed) – Toshiyuki Miyama & His New Herd
                                                                                      6. Asadoya Yunta (Mixed) – Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya
                                                                                      7. Nanbu Ushioi Uta (Mixed) – Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya
                                                                                      8. Saitara Bushi (Mixed) – Kifu Mitsuhashi, Kiyoshi Yamaya
                                                                                      9. Soran Bushi (Mixed) – Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys
                                                                                      10. Hanagasa Odori (Mixed) – Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys
                                                                                      11. Sakura Sakura (Mixed) – Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys
                                                                                      12. Yagi Bushi (Mixed) – Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys

                                                                                      Defected continues to commit the label’s biggest digital releases to wax, delivering some of the best house music on vinyl for the very first time. The thirteenth EP in this series brings some of 2022’s biggest tracks together while spotlighting the experienced producers behind them. The A-side celebrates Harry Romero & Inaya Day’s collaboration ‘Rise Up’, originally released in June, the duo brightened the summer that followed with this instant club favourite. The A-side continues with the Deep In Jersey remix of ‘Rise Up’, offering a deeper and dubbier version of the original for selectors. The B-side showcases two cuts from the industry’s best, ‘Push The Feeling’ by Spanish selector and Urbana Records boss David Penn, featuring expertly layered vocals from Leon Stanford. Next up, ‘When The Dust Clears’ is a soulful collaboration between Defected favourite Mike Dunn and songstress LOA., demonstrating the producer’s revered hip-hop inspired sound.

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Matt says: Harry Romero and Defected go together like butter and digestive biscuits - they're practically inseparable! Joined by David Penn and Mike Dunn, the 13th instalment of Defected's V/A series is not to be missed!

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      A1. Harry Romero & Inaya Day - Rise Up (Club Mix)
                                                                                      A2. Harry Romero & Inaya Day - Rise Up (Deep In Jersey Mix)
                                                                                      B1. David Penn - Push The Feeling Ft. Leon Stanford
                                                                                      B2. Mike Dunn - When The Dust Clears Ft. LOA. (MD Mixx)

                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                      Pieces OST

                                                                                        Original soundtrack of 1982 cult classic horror movie Pieces available for the first time ever. Includes songs by Italian movie score masters Stelvio Cipriani (La Polizia Sta A Guardare, Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof), Fabio Frizzi (Lucio Fulci movies), and Carla Maria Cordo (Absurd aka Anthropophagus 2).

                                                                                        For fans of soundtracks of horror, Giallo, Spaghetti Western, and Blaxploitation movies.

                                                                                        This limited edition vinyl includes numerous songs by Italian composer Stelvio Cipriani, the man behind the superb soundtrack of Poliziottesco movie La Polizia Sta A Guardare (1973) whose main theme was reborn in 2007 on Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof, multiple scores for Spaghetti Western movies starring Tony Anthony, as well as a Nastro d’Argento award for best score for The Anonymous Venetian (1970).

                                                                                        Also found on "Pieces" are compositions by Carla Maria Cordo who scored Joe D’Amato’s gorefest Absurd (1981) that some might know as Anthropophagus 2, Monster Hunter, Horrible or The Grim Reaper 2 - a movie so shockingly violent it became one of the Video Nasties of the UK and was successfully prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Acts in 1984.

                                                                                        Lucio Fulci’s frequent collaborator Fabio Frizzi (responsible for the music of classic horror movies Zombie aka Zombi 2, L’Aldilà aka The Beyond, City of the Living Dead aka The Gates of Hell and the list goes on) also makes a special appearance with the sexy "Cocktail Molotov".


                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Side 1
                                                                                        1. Stephen Ham & Alain Leroux - Up Country 4:29 ,
                                                                                        2. Fabio Frizzi - Cocktail Molotov 1:27 ,
                                                                                        3. Enrico Pierannunzi & Silvano Chimenti - I Love Blondes 2:45 ,
                                                                                        4. Carlo Maria Cordio - M21 0:35 ,
                                                                                        5. Carlo Maria Cordio - M29 2:27 ,
                                                                                        6. Carlo Maria Cordio - M20 2:21 ,
                                                                                        7. Carlo Maria Cordio - M15 1:26

                                                                                        Side 2
                                                                                        1. Carlo Maria Cordio - M13 1:54 ,
                                                                                        2. Carlo Maria Cordio - M31 3:33 ,
                                                                                        3. Stelvio Cipriani - A Strange Symbol 2:10 ,
                                                                                        4. Stelvio Cipriani - Carlotta And The Professor 2:25 ,
                                                                                        5. Stelvio Cipriani - Deathwatch 1:54 ,
                                                                                        6. Stelvio Cipriani - Deathwatch (Unused Alternate Version 1) 1:54 ,
                                                                                        7. Stelvio Cipriani - Deathwatch (Unused Alternate Version 2) 1:09

                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                        Disco Diggin’ – Disco Music Gems From Vinyl Diggers

                                                                                          Some are looking for gold or oil and others are passionately looking for forgotten music treasures! Those who can be described as "sound gold diggers" criss cross record shops or confidential places to unearth musical nuggets previously kept in the dark. This practice began with sampling in the 80s and has now become a way of safeguarding the world's musical heritage. With our new "Diggin' Collection", we invite you to discover soul, funk or disco gems from the 70s and the 80s available on three nice vinyls for your pleasure.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1. Carol Williams - Love Is You
                                                                                          A2. Stevo - Pay The Price
                                                                                          A3. Ultra Funk - Gotham City Boogie
                                                                                          A4. Eastside Connection & Shane Salcido - You're So Right For Me
                                                                                          A5. Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)
                                                                                          B1. Fire - You Don't Know
                                                                                          B2. Tina Charles - Disco Love
                                                                                          B3. Eddie Horan - The Dancer
                                                                                          B4. Eli's Second Coming - Foxfire
                                                                                          B5. King Tutt - Keep On

                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                          Funk Diggin’ – Funk Music Gems From Vinyl Diggers

                                                                                            Some are looking for gold or oil and others are passionately looking for forgotten music treasures! Those who can be described as "sound gold diggers" criss cross record shops or confidential places to unearth musical nuggets previously kept in the dark. This practice began with sampling in the 80s and has now become a way of safeguarding the world's musical heritage. With our new "Diggin' Collection", we invite you to discover soul, funk or disco gems from the 70s and the 80s available on three nice vinyls for your pleasure.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            A1. Patrice Rushen - Hang It Up
                                                                                            A2. Clarence Reid - Till I Get My Share
                                                                                            A3. Mad Dog Fire Department - Cosmic Funk
                                                                                            A4. Tommy Stewart - Bump And Hustle Music
                                                                                            A5. Asha Puthli - Flying Fish
                                                                                            B1. Margaret Singana - Why Did You Do It?
                                                                                            B2. The Sylvers - Handle It
                                                                                            B3. Beginning Of The End - Come On Baby (Come Down Baby)
                                                                                            B4. Freddie & The Kinfolk - Mashed Potato, Popcorn
                                                                                            B5. Blowfly - Nobody’s Butt But Yours, Babe
                                                                                            B6. Wizdom - I'm So In Love With You

                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                            Soul Diggin’ – Soul Music Gems From Vinyl Diggers

                                                                                              Some are looking for gold or oil and others are passionately looking for forgotten music treasures! Those who can be described as "sound gold diggers" criss cross record shops or confidential places to unearth musical nuggets previously kept in the dark. This practice began with sampling in the 80s and has now become a way of safeguarding the world's musical heritage. With our new "Diggin' Collection", we invite you to discover soul, funk or disco gems from the 70s and the 80s available on three nice vinyls for your pleasure.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              A1. Millie Jackson - I Cry
                                                                                              A2. Gloria Ann Taylor - How Can You Say It
                                                                                              A3. The New Establishment - Ridin' High
                                                                                              A4. Ruby Andrews - Casanova 70
                                                                                              A5. Tommy Youngblood - Tobacco Road
                                                                                              A6. O.V. Wright - A Fool Can't See The Light
                                                                                              B1. Dee Edwards - (I Can) Deal With That
                                                                                              B2. Jean Plum - Here I Go Again
                                                                                              B3. Richard Coombs - Tammie
                                                                                              B4. Foster Sylvers - Misdemeanor
                                                                                              B5 . Alice Taylor - Sounds Ridiculous
                                                                                              B6 . Carolynn Porter - Away With You
                                                                                              B7. Little Beaver - I Love The Way You Love

                                                                                              Featuring Eddie C, Bill Brewster, Paul Older and HOLDTight, "Hot & Spicy Vol. 5" is an eruption of modern, disco-house goodness. Our friendly Canadian gets things underway on "Big City Freak" with one of his typically low-slung, bass-n-conga type grooves. Paul Older deploys diva vox, excitable brass and high octane content for the very Saturday night flavoured: "7 Days & 7 Nights".

                                                                                              Side B sees HOLDTight get pretty tropical on the aptly named "Afrodisiaaa" whilst UK disco scholar Bill Brewster deposits a smoocher, slow-mo groover entitled "Love Easy".

                                                                                              Tasty stuff, seriously limited copies - move quick if you want in!  

                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                              Matt says: Blink-and-you'll-miss em. Top drawer party edits from some familiar friends.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Side 1
                                                                                              1. Eddie C - Big City Freak (6:21)
                                                                                              2. Paul Older - 7 Days & 7 Nights (6:04)
                                                                                              Side 2
                                                                                              1. HOLDTight - Afrodisiaaa (6:25)
                                                                                              2. Bill Brewster - Love Easy (5:17)

                                                                                              Cracki Records (Agar Agar, Mangabey, Saint DX etc.) and Fauve Records, run by the DJ and producer Romain FX, team up for the first time on "Make Italo Disco Great Again Vol.3", the third instalment which sees artists from all over the world (in this case (France, Hong-Kong, Russia, Germany, Netherlands) pay tribute to the everlasting sounds of Italo disco.

                                                                                              Featured on this new compilation : Mangabey, Maltitz, Arash & Quasar, Tre Turner, COEO and Romain FX. It's a cybernetic-thrill-4-all as they deposit galloping arps, vocodered vox, vintage drum boxes and popper-huffing excitement onto our receptive lugholes. Especially like the hilariously named "Stop Trying To Sound Like The Chromatics (My Gf Says)" by COEO; and the seriously wigged out madness of "Elephantom" by Romain FX - but they're all worth a blast outta the photon tubes! Recommended. 


                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                              Matt says: A selection of producers from around the world pay tribute to the in-vogue sounds of Italo disco with really quite stunning results. From the laser-guided robo-chug of "Totalitalia" it's a amyl-fuelled night ride from start to finish that'll leave you throbbing.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Mangabey - Totalitalia
                                                                                              Maltitz - Dolce Fragola
                                                                                              Arash & Quasar - Svoboda

                                                                                              Tre Turner - Counting
                                                                                              COEO - Stop Trying To Sound Like The Chromatics (My Gf Says)
                                                                                              Romain FX - Elephantom

                                                                                              Following up one of our favourite acid-tinged LPs of last year (Auto Sound City's - "Funk"); esteemed Yorkshire based acid n jack merchants Weapons Of Desire drop a fresh V/A to kick of 2023 in fine style.

                                                                                              "Machine Funk Vol. 2" sees six more producers (some new to the label, others returning friends) molest the 303s, 808s and 909s in a totally inappropriate yet highly infectious manner; twisting and contorting around jakbeat, sherm-house and warped acid in a style that'd have Adonis and Ron Hardy themself biting off their bottom lip and twirling their underpants around their heads manically. There’s even a Millsian techno wobbler courtesy of Dez Williams.

                                                                                              Seriously crew, this is some of best low-down, deep n dirty jack shit we've heard for a while - and it's still fuckin January! Get me in a club on a nexus flip quick!

                                                                                              Andreas Gehm, Auto Sound City, Iron Blu, Steve Summers, Dez Williams and Scott Fraser and churning out illicit, crotch-grabbing box jams for getting sultry in the shadows or going at it hell for leather - your choice. There is no escape from these wild and wicked scorched circuits. Highly tipped here by Kickin Pigeon and likely to fly out before the first warehouse party of the year. You need. 


                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                              Matt says: Mega selection of jakbeat and sherm-fuelled acid house box jams from Leeds' Weapons Of Desire. Six warehouse wobblers for your delectation!

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              A1 Andreas Gehm - Canis Majoris 
                                                                                              A2 Auto Sound City - Loop #27 (Look At Me Jack) 
                                                                                              A3 Iron Blu - X-Ray Alpha Kilo 

                                                                                              B1 Steve Summers - Bad Memories 
                                                                                              B2 Dez Williams - Radiant Guardian 
                                                                                              B3 Scott Fraser - Moiral 

                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                              Secret Nuggets Of Wise Northern Soul

                                                                                                Le Chant du Monde are proud to present their new collection, entitled ‘Secret Nuggets Of Wise’. The first to be released is a compilation of Northen Soul, simply titled ‘Secret Nuggets Of Wise Northern Soul’.

                                                                                                Originally called Rare Soul, Northern Soul was born out of a movement in the north of England, hence its baptismal name, and has its roots in American soul music.

                                                                                                In the late 1960s, after years of glory, the Tamla Motown fury began to decline, and new musical styles emerged. However, soul fans and clubs in the north of England persisted in wanting to only listen to the sound of the 1960s. DJs played with that insistent and peculiar beat that characterizes Northern Soul. When the youth of the area rediscovered the black American soul music of the 60s, the Northern Soul fury set the whole country on fire. In 2022, the embers have not completely extinguished, and the nostalgia is still present.

                                                                                                Bringing together both great classics of the genre and some very rare gems (some of which have never been released on vinyl to date), the tracklisting of this compilation will delight the fans of the genre but also the younger generations who will make their discovery.

                                                                                                All the tracks have been specially remastered for this vinyl edition.

                                                                                                The thick cardboard sleeve with outside flaps will delight all fans of authentic vintage record covers.

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Barry says: For those of you who don't have much of a clue about Northern Soul (myself included), you could do far worse than this superb collection from Le Chant Du monde. It's a great selection of lesser heard Rare soul gems, as well as some bona fide floor fillers. A superb selection for beginners or aficionados alike.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Thelma Jones - Stronger (1966)
                                                                                                The Gypsies - They’re having A Party (1965)
                                                                                                Irene Ried - I Must Be doing Something Right (1968)
                                                                                                Bobby Long & The Dealers - Heartbreak Avenue (1969)
                                                                                                Jesse Johnson - Left Out (1966)
                                                                                                The Gypsies - Oh, I Wonder why (1966)
                                                                                                Peggy Scott - Things Have more Meaning Now (1973)
                                                                                                Jimmy Forrest - Night Train (1952)
                                                                                                Thelma Jones - Oh, Oh here Comes The Heartbreak (1967)
                                                                                                The Gypsies - Jerk It (1965)
                                                                                                Lester Young - Barefootin’ time In Chinatown (1966)
                                                                                                Bobby Long & The Dealers - I Gotta Have Love Too (1969)
                                                                                                Jesse Gee - She’s A woman (1968)
                                                                                                The Gypsies - It’s A woman’s World (you Better believe It) (1965)
                                                                                                Buddy & Elle Johnson - I go To Talk To Somebody (1962)

                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                Swedish Meatballs Vol 2 - The Psychedelic Hard Rock Underground 1970-1977

                                                                                                  Subliminal Sounds swings open the portals to the long lost, ultra-rare, or previously unreleased, music and history of these loud and hairy underground hard rocking champions. Possessed zit covered Viking teens going berserk and blasting loud and heavy sounds at youth halls making the stoner kids go meatball crazy. Mini skirt moose hunters. Mid-70s communal people parks hedonistic punch- drunk all- night benders. Local biker club bacchanalias with fierce lesbian bikers make out on stage as the band's rambles on. Heavy metal greasers in their imported American muscle cars chicken racing with ice bears. Hard rock glam rockers accompanying XXX live shows and a previously unknown connection to all mighty Bathory goat. All in a day's work for the Swedish Meatballs. This is a tasty new release in our series: The Swedish Hard Rock Underground " A Smorgasbord of Heavy Sounds !

                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                  Ya Ho Wha

                                                                                                    We have curated an LP of original Ya Ho Wa 13 and Father Yod and the Spirit of ’76 (the musical projects of the Brotherhood of the Source) music from their rich and prolific recording history. For those not familiar, Ya Ho Wa 13, formed in 1973, are regarded as one of the most extreme, groundbreaking and influential psychedelic rock bands in history. The band released nine super rare LPs (and are rumored to have recorded 60 LPs worth) full of deep spiritual wisdom, tribal drums and distorted guitars, some of which were completely unrehearsed jam sessions, others which contained more conventional rock songs. Most were recorded after hours of meditation at 3:00- 6:00 a.m. in a soundproofed garage that served as the musicians’ studio at the family’s communal residence. All of the records with Father Yod’s participation were completely improvised, with no rehearsals or overdubs and feature him on lead vocals and percussion, via a kettle drum. Most of their original music was pressed in small runs and are highly sought after collector’s items. We are super excited to have listened through hours and hours of this transformative music to bring you what we think is an absolutely essential compilation of some of their best songs.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. Ya Ho Wa 13 - Ho (Penetration, An Aquarian Symphony)
                                                                                                    2. Father Yod And The Spirit Of ’76 - A Lady (1973 Recordings)
                                                                                                    3. Father Yod And The Spirit Of ’76 - Every Morning (All Or Nothing At All)
                                                                                                    4. Ya Ho Wa 13 - Oh Ya Ho Wa (Savage Sons Of Ya Ho Wa)
                                                                                                    5. Father Yod And The Spirit Of ’76 - The Great Woe (1973 Recordings)
                                                                                                    6. Father Yod And The Spirit Of ’76 - Different Dreams (All Or Nothing At All)
                                                                                                    7. Ya Ho Wa 13 - I’m Gonna Take You Home (Excerpt) (I’m Gonna Take You Home)
                                                                                                    8. Ya Ho Wa 13 - Ya Ho Wha (Penetration, An Aquarian Symphony)

                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                    Swedish Meatballs Vol 1 - The Psychedelic Hard Rock Underground 1971-1977

                                                                                                      Subliminal Sounds swings open the portals to the long lost, ultra-rare, or previously unreleased, music and history of these loud and hairy underground hard rocking champions. Possessed zit covered Viking teens going berserk and blasting loud and heavy sounds at youth halls making the stoner kids go meatball crazy. Hippies, stoners, hoodlums or whatever they were called. Anarchists. Freaks United! Clandestine underground garage hard rock heavies' recordings in the basement of an adult movies film studio. Chicks like wah-wah! All in a day's work for the Swedish Meatballs. This is a tasty new release in our series: The Swedish Hard Rock Underground " A Smorgasbord of Heavy Sounds !

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Algarna - Crowned King
                                                                                                      Tranz - Gamarnas Sang
                                                                                                      Paul Edoh's Class Breakers - Africa Speaks - Sweden Answers
                                                                                                      Betraktelser Over Napalmbombade Byar Nara Haiphong
                                                                                                      Olhssons Grova - Strange Infection
                                                                                                      I Blomm - Maskaktigt
                                                                                                      Mogens Klyvare Hose Band - Den Felande Lanken
                                                                                                      Paul Edoh's Class Breakers - It's Raining

                                                                                                      Part 5 of this tasty little series continues with 5 more producers offering up a modern interpretation of dancefloor euphoria. Moritz kicks us off with "Flying Saucer", the kind of end-of-night epic you can imagine hugging thousands of people under star-lit skies to. Drizzled in the wettest 303 lines, with a chord sequence Todd Terje would be envious of, it's scientifically proven that 99.9% percent of dancers will go right off on a love buzz when this fires outta the stacks.

                                                                                                      Amount's "In Den Tropen" is up next. A slow trance dazzler that reminiscent of jet-skiing through crystalline waters whilst multicoloured beach balls line the shore; it has the energy of holiday house music that take you miles away from the grey clouds of Manchester this winter.

                                                                                                      Storken & JStaaf fire up the low end arpeggios and the twinkling leads for a rugged n wiggling electronic workout. "Tunghugg" the kind of intricate, techy roller that blasts apart the more forward gazing dancefloors leaving ravers scratching their heads with bemusement.

                                                                                                      Archie Ward gets late night and strobe-lit on "Pizza Girl"; as it skirts casually into mainroom techno through that deep reverbed kick and staggered staccato leads - mega!

                                                                                                      Finally, almost as if the EP knew we'd be out of breath by now, Jonus Eric calms us into serenity via "Fairlight" - a blissed out, post xtc ambient soundbath that'll get those serotonin receptors healed in no time.

                                                                                                      Like one massive night out spread across a whole EP! 


                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Matt says: No one quite captures the feeling of paradise musica like Running Back. Delivering a brilliant selection of holiday house heat, part 5 abducts us away from the January blues of a rainy Manchester.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1. Moritz - Flying Saucer
                                                                                                      A2. Amount - In Den Tropen
                                                                                                      B1. Storken & JStaaf - Tunghugg
                                                                                                      B2. Archie Ward - Pizza Girl
                                                                                                      B3. Jonus Eric - Farlight

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      Belong To The Wind

                                                                                                        For all those who relate ‘maybe to the wind, because they can feel it, or dirt, because they can touch it. But nothing else.’ Like Bobby Cornett (aka Shane), we are all trying to find where we belong.

                                                                                                        “Belong To The Wind” marks Forager Records’ debut release: a lovingly curated collection of crooning psychedelic folk and soul songs gathered from American 45s of the 1970s. The compilation features 10 songs from 10 different acts, each with an indelible story of love, loss, loneliness, and an unrelenting desire to shed the confines of routine existence.

                                                                                                        Meet a man named Denny Fast, perched behind a tobacco stained piano in a smokey Michigan lounge. He’s singing of the faded memory of distant hope and better times past. Listen to a portrait of the heartless Texan, told in arrestingly angelic prose by Connie Mims of St. Elmo’s Fire. Contemplate with Snuffy, the honest musings of a failed and misunderstood outsider, daring to hope for change.

                                                                                                        “Belong To The Wind” aims to shed light on the more opaque cuts of these brooding artists. Many of these songs were recorded at the early stages of a career, at a time when experimenting and searching are pursued with reckless abandon. As a result, these songs are aggressively honest and uncompromising. Many have a distinct sense of the lo-fi DIY variety. Others are polished in production. Some are minimal, tentative and vulnerable. What all of these songs share, is a transportive quality. An uncanny ability to take a captive listener on a search for the soul, and a journey into the bellowing fields of easy reflection.

                                                                                                        Sit back and enjoy a soft trip through the hazy milieu of a loner’s mind.


                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                        Barry says: A stunning selection of psychedelic acoustic country and brittle lo-fi songwriting expertise. Wonderfully diverse but undoubtedly pointed in the same direction. A perfectly curated, consistently brilliant compilation.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Autumn Dust - Spend Another Day
                                                                                                        Cisco - Oh Man
                                                                                                        Snuffy - I Wanna Change My Life
                                                                                                        Jeff Laign - Anticipation Of The Sun
                                                                                                        Hemlock - I'll Never Be The Same

                                                                                                        My Partner In Crime - For Debbie
                                                                                                        Denny Fast - Tuesday Morning Monday's Feeling Gone
                                                                                                        Caballero Brothers - Time For Us To Part
                                                                                                        St. Elmo's Fire - The Lady Has No Heart
                                                                                                        Shane - I Belong To The Wind

                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                        Piccadilly Records Compilation 2022

                                                                                                          This year sees another superb selection of EOY favourites committed to vinyl for your budget priced listening pleasure. I remember TVAM playing at the launch of our end of year booklet way back in 2018, and thinking they were destined for great things, turns out that “great things” was kicking off our end of year compilation in 2022! (and writing one of the best albums we’ve heard all year too, obviously). From the distorted kosmische groove of “Piz Buin”, we segue into the similarly machinated throb of “Ploys” by Working Men’s Club before things take a more relaxed turn with the off-kilter jangle of shop favourite Cate Le Bon from February’s Pompeii.

                                                                                                          I have to admit I hadn’t listened to that much Kokoroko when we were selling all their 12’s last year, but Could We Be More was where it really clicked for me, and I’d consider the brilliant “We Give Thanks” as the finest cut from the whole album. I’m pretty sure there isn’t a track from Luke Unabomber’s top-spot compilation I wouldn’t be happy to see here, but to have King Errisson’s “Space Queen” and Pye Corner Audio’s “The Warmth Of The Sun” closing out the A-Side seems like the perfect shot / chaser.

                                                                                                          We’ve got post-rock leaning arty indie from caroline in the intoxicatingly climactic “Dark Blue” before the beautifully melodic “Stevie” from Warpaint’s Radiate Like This moves us into more airy downbeat territories. Next up we’re pulled into even more psychedelic realms by Gwenno’s Superb “An Stevel Nowydh” before the masters of modern psychedelia The Orielles present one of the more jagged but most alluring cuts on their brilliant Tableau. King Hannah’s “All Being Fine” grooves away perfectly before handing over to the unbeatable Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band to bring us home with “Gino And Rico”. What a collection!


                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          SIDE A
                                                                                                          TVAM : Piz Buin
                                                                                                          Working Men’s Club : Ploys
                                                                                                          Cate Le Bon : Harbour
                                                                                                          Kokoroko : We Give Thanks
                                                                                                          King Errisson : Space Queen
                                                                                                          Pye Corner Audio : Warmth Of The Sun (Edit)

                                                                                                          SIDE B
                                                                                                          Caroline : Dark Blue
                                                                                                          Warpaint : Stevie
                                                                                                          Gwenno : An Stevel Nowydh
                                                                                                          The Orielles : Television
                                                                                                          King Hannah : All Being Fine
                                                                                                          Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band : Gino And Rico

                                                                                                          Outernational Live from Studio Two Abbey Road" is a unique live LP featuring new stars of UK jazz recorded at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios during the winter lockdown of 2021.

                                                                                                          Tracks were originally laid down for a covid-friendly filmed show hosted by the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in March of that year following a run of ground-breaking live showcases at the Austin event since 2017.

                                                                                                          Featuring UK rising jazz stars Doom Cannon, Camilla George, Richard Spaven, Theon Cross, Noya Rao, Daniel Casimir and Tess Hirst, this will be a VINYL ONLY release - limited to 500 copies.

                                                                                                          Previous acts from these internationally celebrated showcases include Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia and Moses Boyd with this special-edition LP highlighting the best of the next wave.

                                                                                                          Theon Cross stated, "The JRF/BU Outernational showcase for SXSW filmed and recorded at Abbey Road in Feb 2021 was a very special one. It was one of the first times since the start of the pandemic that we were able to play together and make music for an audience despite them not being in the room. We really hit our stride with Panda Village a track from my album FYAH channeling all the joy and emotion of this cathartic moment."

                                                                                                          Jazz Re:freshed also confirmed they will be returning to SXSW in 2023 for another landmark showcase, with further details to follow.creditsreleased September 2, 2022

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. Doom Cannon - This Too
                                                                                                          2. Camilla George - Ekpe
                                                                                                          3. Richard Spaven - Helsinki Trio
                                                                                                          4. Theon Cross - Panda Village
                                                                                                          5. Noya Rao - Red
                                                                                                          6. Daniel Casimir & Tess Hirst - These Days

                                                                                                          2TUF4U Records present “Undeniable Grooves Pt.5”, continuing this much-lauded series in fine style. Consisting of previously unreleased material from the likes of Peekay, with the unreleased remix of Tuff Jam & Pepper Mashey’s “Happiness”. Newcomer Dynamic Essence drop “Everything”, with moody two step sensibilities; and DIY aka Karl Brown gets remixed by Chris Mack. Meanwhile Alex De Joncaire from Switzerland and Karl ‘Tuff Enuff’ Brown meet again for their next collaboration under their Gungo Peas alias: “Realizin” with Karl’s Caution swing dub really highlighting the shoulder-dropped nature of this instant booty twerker. Large!

                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                          Matt says: More from the archives of 2TUF-4U - brought up to date with some modern tweaks and unreleased versions. If you've a penchant for garage then look no further! This is what you require.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          A1. TUFF JAM Feat. Pepper Mashey – Happiness (Peekay Remix)
                                                                                                          A2. DYNAMIC ESSENCE – Everything
                                                                                                          B1. D.I.Y - JUMP DUB (Chris Mack D.I.Y Refix)
                                                                                                          B2. GUNGO PEAS - REALIZIN (Caution Swing Dub)

                                                                                                          2TUF4U Records unleash a double header of garage heat this week with the well respected series quickly gathering momentum as it reaches its sixth release.

                                                                                                          Gungo Peas (Alex De Joncaire from Switzerland & Karl 'Tuff Enuff' Brown) make a welcome return with "Nobody" - a feel good funky track with old school garage flavour. From Santiago, Chile and debuting his 1st release on the label is Hitch 93. Flipping over on the B-side we have Tuff Jam feat. Pepper Mashey remixed by UK Dubzz aka Karl Brown and rounding off with the Bournemouth talent of Dynamic Essence who was also maxing out the vibe on the previous volume. 


                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                          Matt says: Second 2TUF-4U this week and there's a whole smattering of UK stylings to enjoy. Two-step, 4x4, early bassline and pure garage all meeting under Karl Brown's tastefully umbrella. Champaign and Valentino not included.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          GUNGO PEAS - NOBODY
                                                                                                          HITCH 93 - FEEL (D.I.Y Rebuild Cut)
                                                                                                          TUFF JAM Feat. Pepper Mashey - Happiness (UK Dubzz 4x4 Dub)
                                                                                                          DYNAMIC ESSENCE - JOY

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          Pure Garage Collectible Classics Volume 1

                                                                                                            PURE GARAGE RETURNS WITH A CAREFULLY CURATED SELECTION OF COLLECTIBLE CLASSICS.

                                                                                                            Pure Garage, the best-selling UKG compilation of all time, returns with a fresh stack of high value collectible classics on DJ friendly vinyl.

                                                                                                            With a host of gold & platinum selling compilation albums under it’s belt, plus countless sold out events across the UK, Pure Garage is known and trusted by both hard-nosed purists & the casual listener.

                                                                                                            This latest foray coincides with an incredible resurgence in interest for the UK garage sound, bringing together 8 high collectible infectiously funky cuts, spread across a DJ friendly 2 slices of vinyl.

                                                                                                            “Pure Garage Collectible Classics Volume 1” opens with “Buggin Me” by garage pioneer Zed Bias alongside Al Brown, a groovy bassline, funky beats and a great vocal hook combine perfectly to showcase the mighty Zed Bias at his funky best.

                                                                                                            “Set It Off”, by Chris Mack / Flavour, is a truly collectible record. Originally only available on vinyl as a limited white label press, copies of “Set It Off” have been trading hands on sites such as Discogs for as much as £130… It’s worth buying this compilation purely to get hold of this track on vinyl!

                                                                                                            Another track that is going for big money on reseller sites is “Romantic 2001” by DJ Deller. With this minimal 2 step riddim having sold for up to £120. This is definitely one for the collectors.

                                                                                                            Funkaholics aka Jeremy Sylvester rounds off the first piece of vinyl on this album with the bass heavy “Down 2 Da Ground”.

                                                                                                            Vinyl 2 kicks off with the sing-a-long classic from 1998, Anthill Mobs’s track “Don’t Leave Me”, followed hotly by the speed garage sounds of “Body Grooving” by M.F. Project.

                                                                                                            Finally, Deep Impact drops “My Fantasy” followed up with a regular name of the Pure Garage live event line ups, Scott Garcia drops his soulful club classic “Music Takes You”, rounding out an impressive batch of tracks representing everything exciting about the UK Garage genre.


                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            A1. Zed Bias And Al Brown - Buggin' Me
                                                                                                            A2. Chris Mack - Set It Off - Flavour Feat. Shady
                                                                                                            B1. DJ Deller - Romantic (2001)
                                                                                                            B2. Funkaholics - Down 2 Da Ground
                                                                                                            C1. Anthill Mob - Dont Leave Me
                                                                                                            C2. M.F. Project - Body Grooving (Original Mix)
                                                                                                            D1. Deep Impact - My Fantasy
                                                                                                            D2. Scott Garcia - Music Takes You

                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                            Pure Garage Collectible Classics Volume 2

                                                                                                              MORE COLLECTIBLE CLASSICS ON VINYL FROM THE UKs BIGGEST GARAGE BRAND PURE!

                                                                                                              A second instalment of the best-selling UKG compilation of all time, returns with a stunning stack of high value collectible classics on DJ friendly vinyl.

                                                                                                              Pure Garage Collectible Classics Volume 2 is jam packed full of funky UKG flavas from legends of the scene including Zed Bias, Anthill Mob & Scott Garcia remastered and cut to two slices of heavyweight black vinyl.

                                                                                                              The platinum selling compilation brand needs no introduction and these first ever exclusive boutique vinyl releases are truly something very special.

                                                                                                              Kicking off this compilation is a collaboration between Zed Bias & KC, the Let Me Know (Zed Bias Remix) is a pumping UKG stomper featuring a catch vocal hook & succulently squelchy analogue bassline. Taken All My Time by Industry Standard features the soulful vocals of Abi, this is the DJ Deller Mix, copies of which have been selling for three figure sums on the resellers market!

                                                                                                              The flip side opens with another high value sought after track, Strictly Dubs with Realise. Followed by a tune that received an extremely limited release back in the UK Garage heyday of 1997. I Need You Baby by Underground Solutions is selling on reseller sites for as much as £70!

                                                                                                              Anthill Mob come with the goods on side C with Blinded, a must for any UKG DJ set, backed up with Special Request from DJ Double G.

                                                                                                              We keep up the pressure on side D with Groove Committee’s track Heat + Soul, a prime example of UK Garage with pumpin' vocal snippets and funky sampled loops. Finally, this release closes with a Waiting by Scott Garcia which previously got a very limited vinyl release back in 1997.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              A1. Zed Bias & KC - Let Me Know (Zed Bias Remix)
                                                                                                              A2. Industry Standard - Taken All My Time
                                                                                                              B1. Strickly Dubz - Realise
                                                                                                              B2. Underground Solutions - I Need You Baby
                                                                                                              C1. Anthill Mob Aka T Juice - Blinded
                                                                                                              C2. DJ Double G Feat. Anita - Special Request
                                                                                                              D1. Groove Committee - Heart And Soul (Original Mix)
                                                                                                              D2. Dub Monsters - Waiting

                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                              Penny & The Quarters & Friends

                                                                                                                “You and Me” by Penny & the Quarters simply refused to stay lost. For 40 years, the song sat silent in a box of reels before heartthrob Ryan Gosling selected it to star in 2010’s indie weeper Blue Valentine. The power of the track set off an international treasure hunt in pursuit of the mysterious artists behind it. Since then, “You and Me” has soundtracked thousands of weddings, spawned hundreds of YouTube covers, and tugged heartstrings for scores of advertisements and films. Fifteen years after Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label became Numero’s worst selling compilation, we’ve reanalyzed the tapes and selected 11 equally-as-fascinating rehearsals caught by engineer Clem Price in Columbus, Ohio, in 1970.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                1. Penny & The Quarters - You And Me
                                                                                                                2. Joe King Glad I Found You
                                                                                                                3. Jay Robinson - You Are Mine
                                                                                                                4. Penny & The Quarters - You Are Giving Me Some Other Love
                                                                                                                5. Eddie Ray - All In The Past
                                                                                                                6. Brenda Walker - Since I Fell For You
                                                                                                                7. Joe King - I’m A Stranger
                                                                                                                8. Penny & The Quarters - I Cried A Tear
                                                                                                                9. Eddie Ray - You Got Me
                                                                                                                10. Jay Robinson Feat. Penny & The Quarters - Will I Ever
                                                                                                                11. Eddie Ray & Joe King - Don’t Take Your Love From Me
                                                                                                                12. Harmonic Sounds Band - Untitled Studio Moves (Inst.)

                                                                                                                Hugging the bend and blowing kisses since 2012, Antinote has been a vessel of choice for lovers of left-of-centre dance music and retro-laced boogie. Covering a supremely wide range of styles, the Parisian outlet has carved out a musical lane truly its own by putting on a nonstop celebration of electronics’ inexhaustible power of enthrallment. A pledge of quality-driven curation and never-ending search for the next thrill that’s proven untiringly relevant throughout the years and opens onto its second decade of existence with equal panache.

                                                                                                                Toasting to its ten years splashing the game with continuously reasserted outsider bravura, label captain Zaltan has bottled some of the finest expressions out Antinote’s versatile vaults of sound to form the present “X” compilation, “Ten Years Of Loving Notes And Foolin Around 2012-2022". From totem animal IUEKE’s oddball musique concrète (“Fiano-church") to the the candid synth-pop of Latvian outfit Domenique Dumont (“La Dolce Vita”), via Feminielli’s outré mix of ghetto-house and ominous croon (“Nobody’s Boy”) and Tel-Aviv vibist Alek Lee’s signature synth-splattered 80s wave (“Different Plans”), it’s a smorgasbord of colours and vibrations that prepares to avalanche across your sound system.

                                                                                                                Take the esoteric shoegaze of Epsilove, Shelter and Thomas Riguelle (“From The Spaceship in My Room”) and prepare to move upstream a river of saturated guitars and all-engulfing reverbs; let Low Jack’s jagged floor aggressor drill a hole in your head (“Feel 2020”) or opt for further ankle-breaking UK-bass-influenced riddim traction from DK & Geena (“BelleTech One”). A further cosmic-friendly epic, Chimère FM (I:Cube!) embarks us on a ride near Saturn’s belt (“La Genèse du Monstre à Suze") whereas former Antinote apprentice River Yarra snipes a hail of Italo-informed arpeggios and giallo-esque bass murk to compelling effect (“Blooms”) and L.I.E.S. head honcho Ron Morelli goes all in with a formidable, old-school dusty house chugger (“Tribute”).

                                                                                                                There’s obviously more to "Antinote X" than the sum of its parts, and Jean Luc’s post-Plantasia jazz hybrid (“La Truite”), Arabica’s decadent, anti-colonial spoken number (“Multo Storia") or fellow Antinote in-house visual designer Nico Motte’s vintage disco churner (“All The Money In The World”) are there to attest. Not to forget Panoptique, up with a lashing, dissonant treat for the senses (“Un Licenciement”), Leo Martelli under guise as Sammy Patanegra with a tribal jacking weapon (“Maria”), Pont Levis floating into emotional hyperspace (“L’Espace et le Coeur de L'Âme”), Trigger Moral in with a marvel of a hip-hop gem emerged from some retro-futuristic wormhole (“soul assssn”) and Laporte rounding it off downtempo, modular ambient style for good measure (“Sleepers”). Ten years on, Antinote still leading the pack.


                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                Matt says: Singular mavericks Antinote release their second anthology - celebrating a decade in the biz. Much like our own Red Laser here in MCR - the label have delivered a unique and highly stylized roster that touches on boogie & proto-house as well as more experimental movements in bass and rhythm. With delicious pink sleeve, it's a brilliantly presented collection of some of the label's finest moments.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Nico Motte - All The Money In The World
                                                                                                                Epsilove, Shelter And Thomas Riguelle - From The Spaceship In My Room
                                                                                                                Chimère FM (I:Cube) - La Genèse Du Monstre À Suze
                                                                                                                Simon Poligne - Multo Storia
                                                                                                                Jean-Luc - La Truite
                                                                                                                Domenique Dumont - La Dolce Vita
                                                                                                                Alek Lee - Different Plans
                                                                                                                Bernardino Femminielli - Nobody’s Boy (Development Hell Mix)
                                                                                                                Panoptique - Un Licenciement (Synthed)
                                                                                                                Sammy Patanegra (Leonardo Martelli) - Maria (Original Trash Mix)
                                                                                                                Low Jack - Feel-2020
                                                                                                                Trigger Moral - Soul Assssn
                                                                                                                Pont Levis - L’espace Et Le Coeur De L'Âme
                                                                                                                IUEKE - Fiano-Church
                                                                                                                D.K. Geena - BelleTech One
                                                                                                                River Yarra - Blooms
                                                                                                                Ron Morelli - Tribute
                                                                                                                Laporte - Sleepers

                                                                                                                After his previously successful outings with Vol. 1 & 2, Nicolas Laugier aka The Reflex is back with the third instalment of his Revisions series of Salsoul catalogue classics. Adding his familiar touch to update the labels renowned disco hits, there’s four tracks to choose from - all with that unique The Reflex flavour. Gaz’s “Sing Sing” and Edwin Birdsong’s “Win Tonight” get the Revision treatment while Rafael Cameron makes a double appearance, with a fresh version of “All That’s Good To Me” and a Cosmic Dub Revision of “Boogie’s Gonna Get Ya”.

                                                                                                                With three volumes under his belt, if there’s one person who can be trusted with the legendary Salsoul vault it’s The Reflex.

                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                Matt says: Trusted surgeon The Reflex is back with another selection of choice nip-tucks; smoothing out some classic moments of disco and boogie for a revamped, high gloss finish. Salsoul gifted him the actual stems so these are super clean edits designed for extended nightclub play!

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                A. Gaz - Sing Sing (The Reflex Revision)
                                                                                                                B. Rafael Cameron - Boogie's Gonna Get Ya (The Reflex Cosmic Dub Revision)
                                                                                                                C. Edwin Birdsong - Win Tonight (The Reflex Revision)
                                                                                                                D. Rafael Cameron - All That's Good To Me (The Reflex Revision)

                                                                                                                Defected’s vinyl series continues to commit the label’s biggest digital releases to wax, delivering some of the best house music previously unavailable on vinyl. The fifteenth edition celebrates two artists who have put their stamp on the international scene; Chicago’s face of new house John Summit, and internationally renowned Dutch producer Ferreck Dawn. The A-side of this four-track EP begins with one of the biggest hits of summer 2022. A Latin-infused tech house record, the BBC Radio 1 A-Listed ‘La Danza’ is bursting with energy thanks to infectious vocals that we have come to expect from John Summit. What follows on the A is a dark and gripping remix of ‘Whisper’, originally by Dennis Ferrer & Disciples and featuring vocals from James Yuill. The two tracks show Summit’s range as a producer, from the light, inviting sound of ‘La Danza’ to the heavy tech house of ‘Whisper’. The B-side features Ferreck Dawn’s collaborations with two of the London’s most recognisable dance vocalists. ‘Life’ (written and recorded with Izzy Bizu) is an excellent demonstration of the producer’s signature vocal house style, brimming with summertime energy whilst still retaining a cool club feel. Finishing off the collection is ‘Back Tomorrow’, a clubbier house collaboration featuring shuffling percussion, a grooving bassline, and a distinct piano line that contrasts with Jem Cooke’s haunting vocals.

                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                Matt says: Defected continue their mission to delivery good quality house music to the masses; gifted us vinyl addicts with a smattering of tracks previously in the digital domain (funny how things flip on their head ain't it!). I gotta say, although quite mainstream and accessible, these joints really cut the mustard if you're after peak time and fresh, modern house action.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                A1. John Summit - La Danza
                                                                                                                A2. Dennis Ferrer & Disciples Ft. James Yuill - Whisper (John Summit Remix)
                                                                                                                B1. Ferreck Dawn X Izzy Bizu - Life
                                                                                                                B2. Ferreck Dawn X Jem Cooke - Back Tomorrow

                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                Imaginational Anthem Vol. XI : Chrome Universal - A Survey Of Modern Pedal Steel

                                                                                                                  Curated by in-demand Nashville pedal steel maverick and Third Man recording artist Luke Schneider, the eleventh volume of Tompkins Square’s venerable Imaginational Anthem acoustic guitar series features exclusive tracks by legend BJ Cole, as well as leading exponents on the instrument including Susan Alcorn, Luke himself, and British expat /Nashville hotshot Spencer Cullum among others. Nashville native and Merge recording artist William Tyler has written a beautiful detailed history of the pedal steel for the package (CD & LP versions only).

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. BJ Cole - Ely Revisited
                                                                                                                  2. Jonny Lam - Rainbow Across The Valley
                                                                                                                  3. Rocco DeLuca - Many Singing Softly
                                                                                                                  4. Luke Schneider - Yosemite
                                                                                                                  5.Spencer Cullum - An Ode To Dungeness
                                                                                                                  6. Barry Walker, Jr. - I Will Tread Upon The Lion And The Cobra
                                                                                                                  7. Susan Alcorn - Gilmore Blue
                                                                                                                  8. Maggie Bjorklund - Lysglimt
                                                                                                                  9. Will Van Horn - Attwater

                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                  Artificial Intelligence - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                    Avaialble on vinyl  for the first time in 30 years, Artificial Intelligence includes rare early tracks by Aphex Twin (as The Dice Man), Autechre, Richie Hawtin (as UP!), B12 (as Musicology) and Alex Paterson (The Orb), the latter featuring co-production from Jimmy Cauty (The KLF).

                                                                                                                    First release in Warp’s 1992 - 1994 Artificial Intelligence series that consisted of Artificial Intelligence, Surfing On Sine Waves by Polygon Window, Bytes by Black Dog Productions, Electro-Soma by B12, Dimension Intrusion by F.U.S.E., Ginger by Speedy J, Incunabula by Autechre, and Artificial Intelligence II.

                                                                                                                    Original gatefold sleeve reconstructed by The Designers Republic. Album re-cut by Beau Thomas at Ten Eight Seven Mastering on classic black wax.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    A1. The Dice Man - Polygon Window
                                                                                                                    A2. Musicology - Telefone 529
                                                                                                                    A3. Autechre - Crystal
                                                                                                                    A4. I.A.O - The Clan
                                                                                                                    A5. Speedy J - De-Orbit
                                                                                                                    B1. Musicology - Premonition
                                                                                                                    B2. UP! - Spiritual High
                                                                                                                    B3. Autechre - The Egg
                                                                                                                    B4. Dr Alex Paterson - Loving You Live 

                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                    Luke Una Presents É Soul Cultura - Special Piccadilly Edition

                                                                                                                      With some of the best DJs and selectors there is a certain mysterious sound or underlying feeling which unites the music they play, regardless of genre, year or tempo. Luke Una is a master of telling a story through music and this compilation is a perfect example of his musical alchemy in action. Featuring tracks from Yusef Lateef, Airto Moreira, Crooked Man, Henri Texier and many more, it is a collection of new, old, rare and under-discovered music from around the world, all united by Luke under the banner of "E-Soul Cultura".

                                                                                                                      It's best described by Luke himself, who writes: "As the 5AM city sleeps and the strobe lights are slowly turned off, we gather on the wrong side of town in a transcendental journey alone together. We are the late night disenfranchised holding on in various after parties, flats, lofts, random kitchens and basements into the outer cosmos with É Soul Cultura. Music from exotic tear jerkers, Afro-spiritual jazz, cosmic Brazilian celestial grooves, machine street soul, dark horses, lost B-sides, £1 bargain-bin bombs, hidden gems, late night Italo dubbing, deep velvet N.Y.C garage, bass buggin sonic futurism, wrong speed 33BPM pitched up +8 new beat, majestic sunset strings, sweet vocals from heaven, no half steppin jazz dancing in outer-space and odd numbers. Yes… magical moments, together, holding on in witness protection suburban cul-de-sacs and Castle Court flats. Cosmic É high, 3000ft above the city getting evangelical to murky, wonky timeless beautiful music. This thing of ours dreaming of better days. Fail we may, sail we must, the sun will come up again." For anyone who has enjoyed his epic 5 hour shows on Worldwide FM, you know what to expect from the man who is Luke Una. Variety and quality all the way. 

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti – Eva
                                                                                                                      2. Chene Noir - Le Train
                                                                                                                      3. Metropolis - Every Time I See Him
                                                                                                                      4. The Brand New Heavies Featuring N'Dea Davenport – Stay This Way (The Lunar Dub)
                                                                                                                      5. Typesun - The P.L. (Extended Edit)
                                                                                                                      6. King Errisson - Space Queen
                                                                                                                      7. Yusef Lateef - Robot Man
                                                                                                                      8. Daniel Humair, Francois Jeanneau, Henri Texier - Le Cyclope
                                                                                                                      9. Airto Moreira - O Galho Da Roseira (The Branches Of The Rose Tree)
                                                                                                                      10. Francisco – Wache
                                                                                                                      11. Nar'Chiveol - Apocalypse Now Ho
                                                                                                                      12. On - Southern Freeez
                                                                                                                      13. Soylent Green - After All

                                                                                                                      Brownswood Recordings releases the 6th edition of the Future Bubblers compilation. An expansion of Gilles Peterson’s network supported by Arts Council England, the ongoing talent discovery and artist development scheme focuses on developing unsigned talent and building audiences for new left-field music. With support from PRS Foundation as Talent Development Partners, the professional recording, manufacturing and physical release of Future Bubblers 6.0 is made possible. Unlike any other initiatives within music, the compilation acts as a springboard for the musician’s careers with the cooperative model providing direct revenue to the artists by a share of the profits resulting in a sustainable income to work from. Previous Future Bubblers include artists such as Yazmin Lacey, KinKai, MC Snowy, Forest Law and Kayla Painter to name a few.

                                                                                                                      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. Opening the project, Plumm showcases her hypnotic vocals on ‘To Be A Woman’, a stripped-back, live rendition of the track whilst siegfried komidashi combines layers of instrumentation with his dream-like vocals on ‘Voyager One, Lost’. Up next, London-based Zeñel highlights their trumpet and guitar skillset alongside guest vocals from Plumm for ‘Crinje’ followed by Jericho Noguera’s genre-bending single, ‘Keeping On’ which is dedicated to remaining faithful and maintaining an optimistic mindset. Manchester-based Victoria Jane - who has gone on to host her own show on BBC Radio 1 - highlights her diverse vocal range in the emotive track ‘Good & Low-Key’ before Shirkers creates a cloudy instrumental for Ceeow’s vocals on ‘Like Summer’. Maintaining the ethereal sonic, Ceeow’s ‘Twice’ is reflective of his Rap and singing abilities followed by Zimbabwe-born, Norwich-based Tadi The Great’s Hip-Hop-meets-Psychedelic soundscape on ‘Catastrophe’. Rounding off the compilation nicely is nowsm’s epic ‘Rough Of The Felt’ which perfectly combines Breakbeat, House, and Experimental sounds.

                                                                                                                      Spanning just over 40 minutes, Future Bubblers 6.0 is an extremely impressive assemblage of talent who have all delivered top-shelf singles. Released both digitally and on vinyl, the compilation embodies the spirit of the musicians as well as the team behind Future Bubblers.

                                                                                                                      Each year, Future Bubblers are paired with an industry mentor who is tailored to their individual needs and from there, the journey begins. Each Bubbler will receive a number of opportunities that will ideally set them up professionally. The venture offers; one-to-one production workshops from music software company, Ableton, performances at live Future Bubblers showcases, recording live sessions from the iconic Brownswood basement, professional press shots and beyond the year, long-term support throughout their career.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. Plumm - To Be A Woman (Live)
                                                                                                                      2. Seigfried Komidashi - Voyager One, Lost
                                                                                                                      3. Zeñel X Plumm - Crinje
                                                                                                                      4. Jericho Noguera Ft Buddy Analogue - Keeping On
                                                                                                                      5. Victoria Jane - Good & Low-Key
                                                                                                                      6. Shirkers X Ceeow - Like Summer
                                                                                                                      7. Ceeow - Twice
                                                                                                                      8. Tadi The Great - Catastrophe
                                                                                                                      9. Nowsm - Rough Of The Felt 

                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                      Southeast Of Saturn, Vol. 2

                                                                                                                        Third Man Records is excited to announce Southeast Of Saturn Vol. 2, to be released December 2, 2022. The compilation is a follow up to 2020’s Southeast of Saturn, a collection of music from Detroit’s space-rock/shoegaze/dream pop scene of the ‘90s. The second volume expands upon the Michigan-centric aural delights purveyed on Vol. 1, by including groups from throughout the Midwest. Highlighting groups spanning Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, Vol. 2 works to cement the Midwest's status as a breeding ground for the space-rock and shoegaze subgenres, which more famously burgeoned in the UK.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        A1. Feel
                                                                                                                        A2. Barrette
                                                                                                                        A3. To Ecstasy
                                                                                                                        A4. How To Be A+
                                                                                                                        A5. Rhodes
                                                                                                                        A6. Low Profile
                                                                                                                        A7. Odyssey And Oracle
                                                                                                                        A8. Belle Chase
                                                                                                                        B1. It's No Lie
                                                                                                                        B2. Heavens Downward
                                                                                                                        B3. Turn On And On
                                                                                                                        B4. Abducted To Venus
                                                                                                                        B5. Supersonic Kid
                                                                                                                        B6. Impulse Red
                                                                                                                        B7. Sleepyhouse
                                                                                                                        B8. Painting Portraits
                                                                                                                        B9. King Of The Wide Eyed Girls
                                                                                                                        B10. Pure Surface Theory

                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                        A Tribute To Ryuichi Sakamoto: To The Moon And Back

                                                                                                                          Milan Records release this tribute to legendary Japanese composer, artist, producer & environmental activist Ryuichi Sakamoto. A 13 song collection of songs from Sakamoto's vast catalogue, newly reworked & remodelled by contemporary artists & collaborators, including David Sylvian, Thundercat, Devonte Hynes, Hildur Guonadottir, Cornelius, Alva Noto, Liam Giong & more... 

                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                          Heavenly Remixes 5&6

                                                                                                                            This compilation follows ‘Heavenly remixes 1 & 2’ and ‘Heavenly remixes 3 & 4 - Andrew Weatherall volume 1&2’.

                                                                                                                            There’s been a lot written about how the Heavenly office is almost a living thing. Time and legend have anthropomorphised it into a towering character in the label’s rich history. Although the five-days-a-week workspace is ostensibly just four sturdy walls, a bunch of furniture, a vivid explosion of framed artwork charting a unique and particular journey through the history of music, multiple stacks of records, a bulging fridge and an overworked stereo, the Heavenly office has ended up becoming less a someplace and almost a someone.

                                                                                                                            The spirit of the office is a restless beast, yet it’s been loyal enough to have faithfully moved (almost) every time the label has relocated. And it’s a spirit that’s been emboldened whenever it has been based in Soho. Whatever the ley lines are that run under that square mile of central London, they seem to electrify the Heavenly office like a National Grid of vibes and volume; strange attractors to the ghosts of Soho’s rock & rollers, ravers, reprobates and roués alike who add a spectral joie de vivre to proceedings.

                                                                                                                            While the Heavenly office itself might be notorious, it’s the music that fills it up in the afterhours that truly gives the place life. While the open door has long offered something akin to a welcoming hug for both regular and first time visitors, it’s the always cranked up sound system that’s the equivalent of a mate leaning into you, guiding you through the peaks and troughs of the music.

                                                                                                                            As with any good party, the office soundtrack evolves track by track like selections from an overheating rebellious jukebox. Any average Monday night (the weekend always starts on Monday, right?) might take in music from the label’s artists that’s just pinged the inbox, freshly minted demos that have piqued curiosity, dusty old 7”s by long gone heroes or white label 12”s with minimal info scratched onto them in felt tip pen. And playing between those tracks, a bunch of secret sounds from the Heavenly vaults; remixes that write a rich, alternate history of Heavenly Recordings.

                                                                                                                            Since the first Heavenly recording, there have been striking remixes that reframe the original track. These remakes offer a parallel reading of the last four decades of releases; they take the music to places where genres can be pulled inside out before being reassembled for different dancefloors, or for a different state of mind.

                                                                                                                            It’s a selection of those secret sounds that make up the latest in this series of flawless compilations. Each presents a parallel reading of the Heavenly Recordings story, a version that’s best heard as the light fades and the furniture gets shoved to one side of the room in decent work places the world over.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            Heavenly Remixes 5
                                                                                                                            Holiday (Bruise Remix) - Confidence Man
                                                                                                                            Bobbi’s Second World (Confidence Man Remix) - The Orielles
                                                                                                                            All I Want (Ewan Pearson Dub Remix) - Out Cold
                                                                                                                            Iron Warrior (Raf Rundell Dubwise) - Revival Season
                                                                                                                            The Doll (LCY Remix) - Audiobooks
                                                                                                                            You Don't Get Me (Urban Takeover Remix) - Espiritu 
                                                                                                                            Automatic (Psychemagik Dub Mix) - Mildlife
                                                                                                                            Luxury (Trevor Jackson Reproduction Instrumental) - Raf Rundell Feat. Man & The Echo
                                                                                                                            Teeth (Anthony Naples Remix) - Working Men's Club
                                                                                                                            Chilli (Flying Mojito Bros Refrito Edit) - 77:78
                                                                                                                            Hope Is The Last Thing To Die (Daniel Avery Remix) - David Holmes Feat. Raven Violet
                                                                                                                            Like A Motorway (Chemical Brothers Chekhov Warp Vocal Mix) - Saint Etienne
                                                                                                                            It’s Over If We Run Out Of Love (Darren Emerson Huffa Remix) - David Holmes Feat. Raven Violet

                                                                                                                            Heavenly Remixes 6
                                                                                                                            It’s Too Late To Go To Bed (Confidence Man Remix) - The Parrots
                                                                                                                            Ploys (Erol Alkan Rework) - Working Men’s Club
                                                                                                                            Blow The Whole Joint Up (Let’s Slash The Beats Mix) - Monkey Mafia
                                                                                                                            Cultural Criminal (Raf Rundell’s Salty Man Dub) - Mattiel Feat. Raf Rundell
                                                                                                                            Baby I Wanna Live (Monkey Mafia’s Terminal Mix) - Espiritu
                                                                                                                            LaLaLa It's The Good Life (Herbert’s Vaccine Dub) - audiobooks
                                                                                                                            Luvin U Is Easy (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix) - Confidence Man
                                                                                                                            Weatherall’s Weekender (Audrey Is A Little Bit Partial Mix) - Flowered Up

                                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                                            Heavenly Remixes 6

                                                                                                                              There’s been a lot written about how the Heavenly office is almost a living thing. Time and legend have anthropomorphised it into a towering character in the label’s rich history. Although the five-days-a-week workspace is ostensibly just four sturdy walls, a bunch of furniture, a vivid explosion of framed artwork charting a unique and particular journey through the history of music, multiple stacks of records, a bulging fridge and an overworked stereo, the Heavenly office has ended up becoming less a someplace and almost a someone.

                                                                                                                              The spirit of the office is a restless beast, yet it’s been loyal enough to have faithfully moved (almost) every time the label has relocated. And it’s a spirit that’s been emboldened whenever it has been based in Soho. Whatever the ley lines are that run under that square mile of central London, they seem to electrify the Heavenly office like a National Grid of vibes and volume; strange attractors to the ghosts of Soho’s rock & rollers, ravers, reprobates and roués alike who add a spectral joie de vivre to proceedings.

                                                                                                                              While the Heavenly office itself might be notorious, it’s the music that fills it up in the afterhours that truly gives the place life. While the open door has long offered something akin to a welcoming hug for both regular and first time visitors, it’s the always cranked up sound system that’s the equivalent of a mate leaning into you, guiding you through the peaks and troughs of the music.

                                                                                                                              As with any good party, the office soundtrack evolves track by track like selections from an overheating rebellious jukebox. Any average Monday night (the weekend always starts on Monday, right?) might take in music from the label’s artists that’s just pinged the inbox, freshly minted demos that have piqued curiosity, dusty old 7”s by long gone heroes or white label 12”s with minimal info scratched onto them in felt tip pen. And playing between those tracks, a bunch of secret sounds from the Heavenly vaults; remixes that write a rich, alternate history of Heavenly Recordings.

                                                                                                                              Since the first Heavenly recording, there have been striking remixes that reframe the original track. These remakes offer a parallel reading of the last four decades of releases; they take the music to places where genres can be pulled inside out before being reassembled for different dancefloors, or for a different state of mind.

                                                                                                                              It’s a selection of those secret sounds that make up the latest in this series of flawless compilations. Each presents a parallel reading of the Heavenly Recordings story, a version that’s best heard as the light fades and the furniture gets shoved to one side of the room in decent work places the world over.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              It’s Too Late To Go To Bed (Confidence Man Remix) - The Parrots
                                                                                                                              Ploys (Erol Alkan Rework) - Working Men’s Club
                                                                                                                              Blow The Whole Joint Up (Let’s Slash The Beats Mix) - Monkey Mafia
                                                                                                                              Cultural Criminal (Raf Rundell’s Salty Man Dub) - Mattiel Feat. Raf Rundell
                                                                                                                              Baby I Wanna Live (Monkey Mafia’s Terminal Mix) - Espiritu
                                                                                                                              LaLaLa It's The Good Life (Herbert’s Vaccine Dub) - Audiobooks
                                                                                                                              Luvin U Is Easy (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix) - Confidence Man
                                                                                                                              Weatherall’s Weekender (Audrey Is A Little Bit Partial Mix) - Flowered Up

                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                              Heavenly Remixes 5

                                                                                                                                There’s been a lot written about how the Heavenly office is almost a living thing. Time and legend have anthropomorphised it into a towering character in the label’s rich history. Although the five-days-a-week workspace is ostensibly just four sturdy walls, a bunch of furniture, a vivid explosion of framed artwork charting a unique and particular journey through the history of music, multiple stacks of records, a bulging fridge and an overworked stereo, the Heavenly office has ended up becoming less a someplace and almost a someone.

                                                                                                                                The spirit of the office is a restless beast, yet it’s been loyal enough to have faithfully moved (almost) every time the label has relocated. And it’s a spirit that’s been emboldened whenever it has been based in Soho. Whatever the ley lines are that run under that square mile of central London, they seem to electrify the Heavenly office like a National Grid of vibes and volume; strange attractors to the ghosts of Soho’s rock & rollers, ravers, reprobates and roués alike who add a spectral joie de vivre to proceedings.

                                                                                                                                While the Heavenly office itself might be notorious, it’s the music that fills it up in the afterhours that truly gives the place life. While the open door has long offered something akin to a welcoming hug for both regular and first time visitors, it’s the always cranked up sound system that’s the equivalent of a mate leaning into you, guiding you through the peaks and troughs of the music.

                                                                                                                                As with any good party, the office soundtrack evolves track by track like selections from an overheating rebellious jukebox. Any average Monday night (the weekend always starts on Monday, right?) might take in music from the label’s artists that’s just pinged the inbox, freshly minted demos that have piqued curiosity, dusty old 7”s by long gone heroes or white label 12”s with minimal info scratched onto them in felt tip pen. And playing between those tracks, a bunch of secret sounds from the Heavenly vaults; remixes that write a rich, alternate history of Heavenly Recordings.

                                                                                                                                Since the first Heavenly recording, there have been striking remixes that reframe the original track. These remakes offer a parallel reading of the last four decades of releases; they take the music to places where genres can be pulled inside out before being reassembled for different dancefloors, or for a different state of mind.

                                                                                                                                It’s a selection of those secret sounds that make up the latest in this series of flawless compilations. Each presents a parallel reading of the Heavenly Recordings story, a version that’s best heard as the light fades and the furniture gets shoved to one side of the room in decent work places the world over.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                Holiday (Bruise Remix) - Confidence Man
                                                                                                                                Bobbi’s Second World (Confidence Man Remix) - The Orielles
                                                                                                                                All I Want (Ewan Pearson Dub Remix) - Out Cold
                                                                                                                                Iron Warrior (Raf Rundell Dubwise) - Revival Season 
                                                                                                                                The Doll (LCY Remix) - Audiobooks
                                                                                                                                You Don't Get Me (Urban Takeover Remix) - Espiritu
                                                                                                                                Automatic (Psychemagik Dub Mix) - Mildlife
                                                                                                                                Luxury (Trevor Jackson Reproduction Instrumental) - Raf Rundell Feat. Man & The Echo
                                                                                                                                Teeth (Anthony Naples Remix) - Working Men's Club
                                                                                                                                Chilli (Flying Mojito Bros Refrito Edit) - 77:78
                                                                                                                                Hope Is The Last Thing To Die (Daniel Avery Remix) - David Holmes Feat. Raven Violet
                                                                                                                                Like A Motorway (Chemical Brothers Chekhov Warp Vocal Mix) - Saint Etienne
                                                                                                                                It’s Over If We Run Out Of Love (Darren Emerson Huffa Remix) - David Holmes Feat. Raven Violet

                                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                                Tele Music, 23 Classics French Music Library, Vol. 2

                                                                                                                                  TELE MUSIC is a label of Éditions Musicales Sforzando now owned by BMG Production Music. It is entirely devoted to the music library, that is to say, music for sound illustration used in audiovisual productions. Created in 1966 by Roger Tokarz, just before advertising was allowed on French television, Editions Sforzando specialised from the outset in sound illustration for radio and television.

                                                                                                                                  This collection, soberly entitled “Volume 2”, is the sequel to “Volume 1”, produced with equal care, passion and fervour by Lord Funk & DJ L.C. In the mid-90s, Tele Music vinyl was sold at ridiculously low prices. Often disparaged by collectors and record shops, considered by some as lift music or vulgarly called “music by the meter”, the music store was only of interest to fans of instrumental music! But in the 2000's, it had a second life and saw its prices soar on Discogs, thanks to sampling and digging in Hip-Hop mainly. This advent of the library is an era that Lord Funk, curator of this compilation, experienced when he brought several music library collections to New York City (NYC) to his A1 Records stronghold in 1997.

                                                                                                                                  A1 was a world-famous downtown record shop where Lord Funk served as a custom sample salesman to hip-hop stars. His reputation as a Frenchman of note quickly grew to the point where all the hip-hop and electro producers in the Big Apple swore by his loops and drum breaks. For them, not a day went by without buying A1 to feed their productions. That's how tracks like Michel Gonet's “Flower Dance” (sampled by Mighty Mi for Promoe's classic “Off The Records”) or Mat Camison & Pierre-Alain DAHAN's “Blue Leopard” (sampled by Jake One for G Unit's “Bette Ask Somebody”) became highly sought-after tracks, first on the East Coast of the United States, then all over the country, and then all over the world, as far as Japan. From then on, music books became a world treasure!

                                                                                                                                  In this 2nd volume, Lord Funk & DJ L.C. have chosen a range of music from 1969 to 1983, from psychedelic jazz to electro funk via rnb, soul and jazz-funk. We find Raymond Guiot, flutist, winner of the Geneva International Music Performance Competition in 1954. Raymond is a pianist, composer (notably for Serge Gainsbourg, François de Roubaix, Alain Goraguer) with Guy Pedersen, his lifelong friend, guitarist at the beginning, then bassist of the jazz quintet set up on Raymond's initiative. What a good idea! Raymond and Guy went on to accompany Quincy Jones, Michel Legrand and Lionel Hampton, to name but a few; they are both to be found on albums such as “Indian Pop Bass”, “Contre- basses” and “Musique en Vrac”.

                                                                                                                                  Then comes one of the best French drummers Pierre-Alain Dahan of the group Voyage (Sirocco, a label founded by Roger Tokarz), who began his career at the Blue Note in Paris with Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon and Daniel Humair and who participated in the recording of Serge Gainsbourg's cult album 'La Ballade de Melody Nelson'. Pierre-Alain's playing can be heard improving through the albums “Continental Pop Sound”, “TV Themes”, “Rythmiques”, "Discothèques“ and ”Neo Rythmiques". His guitar colleague Slim Pezin (Manu Dibango, Nino Ferrer, Ray Charles, Tina Turner) is not far behind, as are Michel Gonet, Hervé Roy, Pierre Bachelet, Mat Camison, Pierre Dutour, André Arpino and Sauveur Mallia.

                                                                                                                                  Most of the titles in this collection were recorded in the magic place that was the famous CBE recording studio set up by Georges Chatelain, Janine Bisson and Bernard Estardy. Bernard, nicknamed the giant, was a sound genius and a mixing perfectionist. Georges Chatelain was an electronic engineer. Together, they brought a sound, a colour, a trademark.

                                                                                                                                  Bernard Estardy was also considered as one of the greatest French sound engineers and an energetic organist for Nino Ferrer or Nancy Holloway. We warmly thank Julie Estardy for her total and unreserved involvement in these reissue and compilation projects.


                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  Raymond Guiot - Quintett Flash
                                                                                                                                  Hervé Roy - Repetition Echo
                                                                                                                                  Raymond Guiot - Primitive Spirit
                                                                                                                                  Jean-Pierre Martin - Jelly Roll Dance
                                                                                                                                  Pierre Dutour - Savage Trumpet
                                                                                                                                  Pierre-Alain Dahan & Slim Pezin - Slim Bertha
                                                                                                                                  Jean-Pierre Martin - Sesame
                                                                                                                                  Sauveur Mallia - All The Bass
                                                                                                                                  Michel Gonet - Cuica-racas
                                                                                                                                  Pierre-Alain Dahan & Mat Camison - Baby Rider
                                                                                                                                  Pierre Bachelet & Mat Camison - Miami Blues
                                                                                                                                  Guy Pedersen - Bass Session
                                                                                                                                  Andre Arpino & Maurice Plessac - Pop Drums
                                                                                                                                  Guy Pedersen - Indian Pop Bass
                                                                                                                                  Michel Gonet - Nuclear Tension
                                                                                                                                  Michel Gonet - Red Sunset
                                                                                                                                  Pierre-Alain Dahan & Mat Camison - Rythmiques N°10
                                                                                                                                  Pierre-Alan Dahan & Slim Pezin - Soul Car
                                                                                                                                  Pierre-Alain Dahan - Slowrama
                                                                                                                                  Sauveur Mallia - Double Polygone
                                                                                                                                  Pierre-Alain Dahan & Mat Camison - Long Time Playing
                                                                                                                                  Michel Gonet - Devil Dance (version B)
                                                                                                                                  Bernard Estardy - Super Angoisse

                                                                                                                                  Hot compilation out of the Irish underground. TIP!

                                                                                                                                  The Irish independent music scene is thriving right now as emerging talents continue to make their unique voices and sounds be heard. Collectives and independent labels with a DIY ethic are in every city and major town in this country. Inspired by their fellow artists and musicians, the bar is continually being set higher each time.

                                                                                                                                  "This Way Vol. 1" is a 13-track compilation of discovery of those sounds and hopes to preserve these moments in music. Irish neo-soul, jazz, fusion and rap all in one place, artists doing it for themselves, their way…

                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                  Matt says: Nice smattering of musics from the Irish underground. Gotta say, I ain't heard of half of these artists but upon first listen the compilation had me hooked. Top drawer stuff that sits nicely alongside the Brownswood comp also released this week.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  Papa Romeo - Yellow Magic Orchestra
                                                                                                                                  Curtisy X Ahmed With Love X Rory Sweeney - Men On A Mission
                                                                                                                                  Chameleon Ft Lucy Mcwilliams - You Know
                                                                                                                                  Negro Impacto - Lockdown Syndrome
                                                                                                                                  Hazey Haze Ft Krome Don Chi - Taxi Driver
                                                                                                                                  Decarteret - Luvseat
                                                                                                                                  Camiii X Semi - R1d3
                                                                                                                                  1000 Beasts Ft Celia Tiab - Nycbb
                                                                                                                                  Bricknasty X Sam Healy - Brickhealy
                                                                                                                                  Aby Coulibaly - Chamomile Tea
                                                                                                                                  Cooks But Were Chefs - Kodama
                                                                                                                                  Deep In The Woods 66 Ft Karen Hammond - Lexicon
                                                                                                                                  Louise Gaffney - Not Even Here

                                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                                  Polyphonic Cosmos: Sonic Innovations In Japan (1980-1986) (Compiled By JD Twitch)

                                                                                                                                    Ever since he made his first trip to Japan to DJ, Optimo Music founder JD Twitch has been bewitched by Japanese music, and particularly the vibrant, imaginative, and often far-sighted sounds which emerged from the island nation during the 1980s. Now he’s put years of digging in Japanese record shops to good use on Polyphonic Cosmos, the latest release on his compilation-focused Cease & Desist imprint.

                                                                                                                                    Subtitled ‘A Beginners Guide to Japan In The ‘80s’, the collection offers a personal selection of Japanese gems recorded and released between 1981 and ’86 – a period when advances in recording and musical technology offered the nation’s artists and producers a whole new tool kit to employ. When combined with the unique musical culture of Japan, where local traditions are frequently fused with Western styles to create timeless, off-kilter aural fusions, this embrace of locally pioneered music technology had spectacular, often unusual results.

                                                                                                                                    Eight years in the making, Polyphonic Cosmos provides an endlessly entertaining musical snapshot of Japanese music of the early-to-mid ‘80s with all of the open-minded eclecticism and sonic twists that you would expect from the Glasgow-based DJ.

                                                                                                                                    Compare and contrast, for example, the gently breezy, morning-fresh folk-plus-electronics bliss of ‘ばら二曲 Baranikyoku (Fellini&Rota)’ by World Standard – the most familiar alias of long-serving musician/producer Sohichiro Suzuki – and the hallucinatory, slow-motion tribal rhythms, post-punk rhythms and tape delay-laden electronics of Imitation’s ‘Exotic Dance’. Or, for that matter, the tipsy mid-‘80s electronic reggae of Pecker’s ‘Sha La La’, the grungy but melodic post-punk strut of ‘You Go On Natural’ by Earthling (a track Twitch accurately describes as “sheer unrelenting groove”), and the unearthly, swirling sonics, new age instrumentation and flotation tank vocals of prolific (and seemingly mysterious) act Geinoh Yamashirogumi’s ‘Rimme Kohkyogaku Meiki’.

                                                                                                                                    It’s a credit to JD Twitch’s curatorial skills that the quality never dips, and sonic surprises lurk around every corner. Consider for a moment the hard to describe, far-sighted audio immersion of D-Day’s ‘Ki-Ra’ – all languid post-pop guitar, enveloping chords, spoken word vocals, shuffling 808 beats and marimba melodies – and the two contributions from video games soundtrack specialist (and driving instrumental synth-pop specialist) Hiroyuki Namba.

                                                                                                                                    The collection naturally includes some selections that have long been favourites in Twitch’s DJ sets – see Masumi Hara’s ‘Your Dream’ – as well as a handful of tracks from artists who may be more recognisable to those with only rudimentary knowledge of Japanese musical culture. The great Yasuaki Shimizu, whose work as Mariah has become far better known in recent years thanks to reissues of some of his most magical albums, is represented via ‘The Crow’, a picturesque chunk of horizontal, hard-to-define jazz-not-jazz smokiness, while the collection fittingly concludes with a sublimely funky, oddball electronic workout from Yellow Magic Orchestra legend Ryuichi Sakamoto (the frankly incredible ‘Wongga Dance Song’).

                                                                                                                                    Matt Anniss

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    A1. World Standard - Á

                                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                                    Soviet Disco!

                                                                                                                                      An amazing showcase of Disco, Electro, Funk and more from the USSR 1979-1990.

                                                                                                                                      A mindblowing introduction to the obscure world of soviet dance music.

                                                                                                                                      12 tracks of pure soviet disco fever.

                                                                                                                                      Alright, put on your dancing shoes and get ready for a weird trip to the dance floor, to a time when the Soviet Union -still alive and under the flag of the hammer and sickle- managed to produce some wonderfully odd and hypnotic disco hits, mutant funk smashers and electro hip breakers. Coming from all over the huge landscape that the USSR was, the artists on this killer compilation showcase a variety of visions on the subject of shaking the ass that will surprise even the most cynical connoisseur of the genre.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      SIDE A
                                                                                                                                      A1. Mirdza Zivere - Vienmer But (Latvia, 1979)
                                                                                                                                      A2. Оригинал - Сен Қайдан Биласан (Uzbekistan, 1981)
                                                                                                                                      A3. Anzhelina Petrosova / Анжелина Петросова - Танцующий Остров (Uzbekistan, 1987)
                                                                                                                                      A4. Pervouralsk / Первоуральск - Наташка (Russia, 1990)
                                                                                                                                      A5. Güljan Hümmedowa / Гүльджан Хүммедова - Ак Пагта / Белый Хлопок (Turkmenistan, 1984)
                                                                                                                                      A6. Roza Rymbaeva / Роза Рымбаева - Жездеке (Ka¬zakhstan, 1988) Lika - Noktirne (Latvia, 1981)

                                                                                                                                      SIDE B
                                                                                                                                      B1. Махфират Ҳамрақулова & Гульшан - Резаборон (Tajikistan, 1989)
                                                                                                                                      B2. Janina Miščiukaitė - Amžinas šokis (Lithuania, 1980)
                                                                                                                                      B3. Verasy - Polet (Belarus, 1985)
                                                                                                                                      B4. Formula Dreyka / Формула Дрейка - Репка (Russia, 1990)
                                                                                                                                      B5. Eolika - Noktirne (Latvia, 1981)
                                                                                                                                      B6. Raduga / Радуга - Рассветает (Bashkortos¬tan, 1979)

                                                                                                                                      Saigon Supersound present the 3rd and final volume of its pre-1975 Southern Vietnamese music collection. A curated collection of music from Saigon during the 1960s and early 1970s. The music has been restored and remastered in order to present listeners with audio quality on par with its original quality upon release more than half a century ago.

                                                                                                                                      The first few songs in this Volume are songs Vietnamese people used to call “Stimulus Music” or “Action Music”. These are songs that borrow vibrant melodies, inspired by the west, performed by the best representatives of this genre. In addition, this volume includes songs, famous in clubs both past and present like “Nếu Anh Về Bên Em” by Mai Hương and “Hình Ảnh Người Em Không Đợi” by Thanh Lan.

                                                                                                                                      Many believe that "Southern Golden Music" is just popular music, simply because it "pleases the listener". Volume 3 include melodies most Vietnamese might have considered “unpopular”, but popular with “golden music” lovers. Today, people often call “gold music” bolero music, because this is the most popular style found in this golden era of music. In this volume, Saigon Supersound have selected typical bolero songs like,“Hàn Mặc Tử” sang by Trúc Mai, as well as, “Nắng Chiều” by Lê Trọng Nguyễn.

                                                                                                                                      In addition to the variety of melodies, Volume 3 also shows the diversity of genres found in old Southern music by introducing songs that praise the homeland such as “Tình Reo Trên Sóng Lúa Vàng” by Thanh Lan, praising peace in “Xin Cho Tôi Giấc Mộng Bình Yên” by Thanh Tuyền, witty music in “Cậu Cả Lên Thành” by Connie Kim.

                                                                                                                                      Volume 3 closes with the song “Xuân Muộn” (Late Spring), performed by Hoàng Oanh. The song talks about the end of a lunar year - a cycle of heaven and earth, the end of sad stories and opens up new hopes for more positive things to come.

                                                                                                                                      Finally, the face of the movie star Kiều Chinh is chosen to grace the cover image of Saigon Supersound 3rd Volume. Although she may not have had any direct relations related to music, more than 50 years ago, Kiều Chinh's image appeared many times on the covers of various music sheets. The image of Kiều Chinh was chosen for the mix of Eastern and Western cultures present in her life and career that mirrored the music of that era. These songs, with melodies originating from Europe, the Americas and Africa have been an integral part of Vietnamese music since the 1960s.


                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      Thư Tình Cho Em - Mai Lệ Huyền
                                                                                                                                      Tuỳ Anh Tuỳ Em - Hùng Cườn
                                                                                                                                      Anh Đâu Em Đó - Connie Kim
                                                                                                                                      Điệu Ru Nước Mắt - Carol Kim
                                                                                                                                      Người Hành Hương Trên Ðỉnh Núi - Khánh Ly
                                                                                                                                      Bức Thư Tình Trên Lô Cốt - Ban Sao Băng
                                                                                                                                      Cậu Cả Lên Thành - Connie Kim
                                                                                                                                      Tình Reo Trên Sóng Lúa Vàng - Thanh Lan
                                                                                                                                      Xin Cho Tôi Giấc Mộng Bình Yên - Thanh Tuyền
                                                                                                                                      Nắng Chiều - Sơn Ca
                                                                                                                                      Đừng Quên Anh Là Lính - Trường Hải
                                                                                                                                      Bản Nhạc Không Tên - Ban Nhạc Lê Văn Thiện
                                                                                                                                      Mưa Bay Trong Đời - Duy Khánh
                                                                                                                                      Hàn Mặc Tử - Trúc Mai
                                                                                                                                      Nếu Anh Về Bên Em - Mai Hương
                                                                                                                                      Gửi Người Em Nhỏ - Duy Quang
                                                                                                                                      Hình Ảnh Người Em Không Đợi - Thanh Lan
                                                                                                                                      Trách Yêu - Hùng Cường & Mai Lệ Huyền
                                                                                                                                      Tình Anh Tình Em - Túy Phượng
                                                                                                                                      Xuân Muộn (Chiều 30 Tết) - Hoàng Oanh

                                                                                                                                      Saigon Supersound Continues to present more interesting tunes of a musical era that has long been obscured. With the well-received Volume 1, they dig deeper and share with you the beautiful music of a short but significant period in Vietnam‘s history.

                                                                                                                                      Much like the country itself, the music of Vietnam has endured many twists. As the result of the Geneva Accords in 1954, Vietnam was divided into two. From the North, the Nationalist forces fought to reunite Vietnam as a Communist State, while the American troops backed the government of the South. This caused a mass migration of Northerners to the South, which includes many Tân Nhạc (Modern Music) singers and songwriters. Often characterized by its emotive, poetic and prolific personality, Tân Nhạc continued to freely develop in the South and progressively vacating from the influences of its main inspiration, French music. In the North, the Resistance music, or the so-called Nhạc Đỏ (Red Music), which promoted socialism, patriotism and anti-capitalism was the only genre allowed on national radio. Tân Nhạc was something new to the South Vietnamese repertoire. Between 1954–1960, the theme of hometown (quê hương) was a main inspiration for many songwriters such as Hoàng Thi Thơ, Lam Phương and Nguyễn Hữu Thiết. The 9th title of the compilation, “Thôn Trăng Mở Hội Trăng Tròn” showcases a variety of images that were often described in this genre: the harvest moon, playful children, old mother…

                                                                                                                                      Every recording made in this era is then an organic combination of human experiences, communications and uniqueness. In 1965, the first American troop landed in Vietnam, bringing with them the musical influences of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley… The Vietnamese people quickly integrated it into the repertoire with hope to further diversify the music of Vietnam. Constantly changing and learning from different cultures, the modern music of Vietnam cuts a window into the soul of a Vietnamese person and the country’s history as a whole. With that, we hope that Saigon Supersound Volume 2 would take you on a trip back to the unique atmosphere of Saigon through the many different palettes of music that this beautiful place offers.


                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      Carol Kim - Sài Gòn
                                                                                                                                      Sơn Ca - Khi Tình Yêu Đến
                                                                                                                                      Vân Sơn - Cô Tây Đen
                                                                                                                                      Elvis Phương - Loan Mắt Nhung
                                                                                                                                      Thanh Tuyền - Con Gái Của Mẹ
                                                                                                                                      Thanh Thúy - Trăng Mờ Bên Suối
                                                                                                                                      Phương Dung - Khúc Hát Ân Tình
                                                                                                                                      Thanh Lan - Sáng Rừng
                                                                                                                                      Sơn Ca - Thôn Trăng Mở Hội Trăng Tròn
                                                                                                                                      Túy Phượng - Xin Lễ Cưới Em
                                                                                                                                      Champagne - Funky Do
                                                                                                                                      Hùng Cường - Tại Anh Hay Tại Em
                                                                                                                                      Connie Kim - Túp Lều Lý Tưởng
                                                                                                                                      Trường Hải - Đường Lên Non
                                                                                                                                      Mai Lệ Huyền - Nhớ Mình Anh Thôi
                                                                                                                                      Lệ Thu - Mừng Nắng Xuân Về
                                                                                                                                      Phương Dung - Những Đồi Hoa Sim
                                                                                                                                      Kích Động Nhạc AVT - Lơ Thơ Tơ Liễu

                                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                                      Rockin ‘N’ Boppin With DJ Rudy

                                                                                                                                        Stag-O-Lee is proud to continue the DJ-Set Series with compilation by cult DJ Mr. Rudy.

                                                                                                                                        This album is a great taste of what Rudy has brought to the scene. It proves that rockin tunes can be different and diverse, but if you pick the right ones it's always a rockin party!

                                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                                        Erased Tapes 15

                                                                                                                                          A new compilation titled Erased Tapes 十五, encompassing a two hour cross-section of the label's 15-year history including hidden gems and previously unreleased material, will be available on November 4 to coincide with specially curated festivals in London and Berlin.

                                                                                                                                          The first offering comes from UK producer Kevin Richard Martin aka The Bug and Japanese voice artist Hatis Noit who share their paranormal first collaborative cut After the Storm amongst other unique pairings such as The Art Ensemble of Chicago featuring Moor Mother, Bell Orchestre interpreted by Colin Stetson, Douglas Dare joined by The London Contemporary Orchestra and Ben Lukas Boysen remixed by Kiasmos.

                                                                                                                                          Premiered exclusively via The Wire magazine in form of a free download ahead of their debut live performance at Le Guess Who? Festival 2019 in Utrecht, the track is now finally made available on vinyl and streaming platforms alongside other previously unreleased pieces from electronic producer Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles and Icelandic composer Högni.

                                                                                                                                          “As a solo vocalist and voice artist, I’d always dreamed of floating and being drowned in a beautiful sonic storm. And then I met Kevin Martin” — Hatis Noit

                                                                                                                                          The artwork was created with calligraphy by label founder Robert Raths and designed by Munich-based graphic designer Bernd Kuchenbeiser.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Rival Consoles Them Is Us
                                                                                                                                          The Art Ensemble Of Chicago Mama Koko (feat. Moor Mother)
                                                                                                                                          Bell Orchestre The Stars In His Head / Bernard 33 - Dark Lights (Colin Stetson Remix)
                                                                                                                                          Masayoshi Fujita Book Of Life
                                                                                                                                          Hatis Noit Aura
                                                                                                                                          Anne Müller Nummer 20
                                                                                                                                          Lubomyr Melnyk Son Of Parasol
                                                                                                                                          Daniel Brandt Flamingo
                                                                                                                                          Ben Lukas Boysen Clarion (Kiasmos Remix)
                                                                                                                                          Crayon Ithinkso (feat. Bastien Brison)
                                                                                                                                          Penguin Cafe Harry Piers 2021
                                                                                                                                          Peter Broderick Sonata For The Sirius
                                                                                                                                          Qasim Naqvi Aftertouched
                                                                                                                                          Kevin Richard Martin & Hatis Noit After The Storm
                                                                                                                                          Rival Consoles I Love This, I Love You
                                                                                                                                          Douglas Dare Heavenly Bodies (feat. London Contemporary Orchestra)
                                                                                                                                          Roedelius & Story Spirit Clock
                                                                                                                                          Högni Anda Þinn Guð (feat. Hatis Noit)
                                                                                                                                          Daniel Thorne From The Other Side Of The World
                                                                                                                                          Michael Price Sandham (feat. Shards)
                                                                                                                                          Shards Inner Counterpoint
                                                                                                                                          David Allred The Garden
                                                                                                                                          Nils Frahm O I End

                                                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                                                          Beautiful Young Generation

                                                                                                                                            Based on original 1967 BYG sampler. 

                                                                                                                                            BYG were a pioneering independant record company, one of the first labels to actively promote diversity and support black African-American musicians and multi-cultural artists worldwide during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Beginning in March 2022, BYG will reissue their now rare and collectable original albums. Newly remastered from the original BYG tapes, each album will be released on LP facsimile-edition & CD with exclusive sleeve notes by Kevin Le Gendre and John Masouri, in high-definition digital audio, downloads and streaming formats. “BYG were passionate in supporting diversity, against prejudice and narrow-mindedness so I am proud we fought for all our artists and their music, no matter what they were, who they were or where they were from [...] This sampler is a testament to their creativity...” Jean-Luc Young, 2021.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            SIDE 1
                                                                                                                                            1. Alice - Le Nouveau Monde
                                                                                                                                            2. Areski & Brigitte Fontaine - Ragilia
                                                                                                                                            3. Gong - Change The World
                                                                                                                                            4. Aynsley Dunbar - Willing To Fight
                                                                                                                                            5. Coeur Magique - Le Cocotier (Part 2)
                                                                                                                                            6. Daevid Allen - Time Of Your Life
                                                                                                                                            SIDE 2
                                                                                                                                            1. Sun Ra And His Solar-Myth Arkestra - Ancient Ethiopia
                                                                                                                                            2. Aart Ensmble Of Chicago - Dexterity
                                                                                                                                            3. Don Cherry - Terrestrial Beings
                                                                                                                                            4. Archie Shepp - Blasé

                                                                                                                                            1000 Die-cut leather structure gatefold with eight artist photo cards & insert.

                                                                                                                                            "Welcome to the America Dream Reserve, home to husband & wife duos, pub legends, one-man-bands, preachers’ sons, and country-lounge entertainers..."

                                                                                                                                            About: America Dream Reserve is a home for kindred souls. An hour-long journey into the world of lo-fi drumcomputer folk, disco-pop-lounge, haunting ballads, obscure vanity pressings, and synthesized string ensembles. A collaborative compilation between Charles Bals, creator of the inimitable Club Meduse, and Smiling C.

                                                                                                                                            Sleeve: This is a premium edition of ADR housed in a die-cut leather structure gatefold. It comes with eight loose double-sided swappable photo cards with artist photos on both sides, and an insert with write-up about the project. Limited run.

                                                                                                                                            Compiled by: Charles Bals & Henry Jones.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            Micksun - Pagliocca Sad Clown
                                                                                                                                            Dunn - Vision
                                                                                                                                            Stan Barber - I Saw The Light In Your EyeS
                                                                                                                                            Bill Welsh - So Very Long
                                                                                                                                            Laura Michele - You Always Hurt The One You Love
                                                                                                                                            Perry Lisa - Eye Of The Tiger
                                                                                                                                            Marv Dee - Taking A Chance On Love
                                                                                                                                            Mark Suzann Farmer - Waiting For The Dawn
                                                                                                                                            Victoria - Bop Solo
                                                                                                                                            Stu Cisco - Night Out
                                                                                                                                            Fx - Things Are Not What They Seem
                                                                                                                                            Harley Toberman - Thoughts In Time
                                                                                                                                            Don Armstrong Victoria Garvey - Japanese Clouds
                                                                                                                                            Dunn - Believe
                                                                                                                                            David Marr - This Time
                                                                                                                                            Ed Pat Gibson - Ode To Bill-Joe Tucker


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