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Salsoul Records are proud to present another crate digging anthology of jams that have been lovingly reworked, this time by mighty French mixer The Reflex!

A superbly selected and tweaked set of 4 tracks from the archives for the modern dancefloor is what's on offer here, ultra-loud pressing, remastered from the original sources and lovingly touched up by The Reflex. We have cuts from Loleatta Holloway, Skyy, Rafael Cameron and Candido. Some big names there, but you haven't heard them sound like this before. We all know by now that The Reflex goes the extra mile with his mixes, these are works of dancefloor art! One cannot underestimate the importance of these tracks on contemporary dance music, but the Funk is the most important thing here, amazing records to dance to that capture a time in NYC when clubs were places to be, sanctuaries of escapism, hedonism and expression.

This is a compilation of tracks from The ON label which was active in South Africa between 1987-1992, an era following the end of the apartheid regime and defining the new sound of Young Black South Africa in the early 90s. 
The late 1980s in the rainbow nation was a time when disco was mutating into what was becoming known as Bubblegum: pop music aimed at the black population of South Africa.
Bubblegum was a response to Western styles like disco and the fast spreading house music which originally came from the black ghettos of Chicago and New York. When the second Summer of Love took over the UK in 1988, first house, and other electronic music styles conquered South Africa as well. DIY - do it yourself - a motto that had already appeared in the punk movement, lifted the young local scene to the next level. With a minimal set up - keyboards, some drum machines and samplers it was suddenly possible to make music without having to rent expensive studios.

The Bees are probably the most sought after group, releasing only one album in 1988 and a handful singles that are now highly collectible.
Themba Wawelela is a prolific South African artist/producer who is best known as 'Little Big Man'.
Another star of the ON Record stable, Mafika Shabalala set himself apart from the rest with his lyrical skills, sung over the homegrown dance rhythms that soon gave rise to kwaito and later bubblegum.
Whoosha released an album called “Mosquito” in 1987, which was produced by Julian Laxton, Ronnie Robot and the late Charles Sejeng who was the voice of the group. Two tracks of that album are featured on this compilation.
As the only female singer on this compilation Pamela Nkutha proves that her brand of bubblegum pop is never less than utterly fresh and original.

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


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

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

Detroit natives, Nikki O and Javonntte, collaborate on EP filled with Motor City Soul.

Nikki O, best known for her work with Moodymann, is joined by Javonntte who worked and toured with the late Aretha Franklin.

Two bubbling soulful house tracks on the A side are followed up by three Detroit dubs on the B side.

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

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

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

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

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

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Duppy Gun Productions Vol. 1 - Multiply

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

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

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

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    Nouvelle Ambiance : Sounds From The Pan-African Paris Underground

    Paris - Brazzaville - Kinshasa - Abidjan - Douala.

    A celebration of the underground Pan-African music scene centred around Paris in the 80s featuring never-before-reissued productions and dancefloor sure-shots taking in new forms of dancefloor-ready Rumba, Bikutsi, Soukous, Boogie and more.

    In the early 80s a perfect storm of social, technological, political and cultural developments brought about a unique music scene centred around Paris, away from the major labels and pop charts. Musicians, ideas and styles flew between the small independent studios and labels of the French capital and Francophone Africa and the Caribbean, experimenting with new technology and drawing in a dizzying array of influences to soundtrack clubs, bars and radio stations.

    Comes with 28 page magazine format booklet featuring previsouly unpublished photos from the archives of photographer Bill Akwa Bétotè as well as interviews with producers Cyriaque Bassoka and Rigo Makengo, musicians Michel Alibo, Denis Hekimian & John Jongos and Studio Caroline owner Jacky Reggan.

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    West End Edits : Greg Wilson - Inc. B.T, Forrrce, Raw Silk, Shirley Lites

    NYC's Disco powerhouse West End Records should need no intro. The home of too-numerous-to-list club classics for over 30+ years is still impacting today on what we know to be club culture. The label started by one Mel Cheren (RIP) with assistance from Larry Levan and more way back in 1976 is still held in such high regard today with it's catalogue constantly being played, rediscovered, reinterpreted and loved by waves and waves of new fans and admirers. One such admirer is one of the UK's longest serving DJ's and editors, a truly legendary Northern selector who's unique reel to reel DJ sets and reworks has gained him fans worldwide and continues to do so. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Greg Wilson's West End versions, 4 tracks of unparalleled funk touched by the man himself who has also kindly supplied some choice words about this special release:

    "West End has a particular place in my heart. Along with Prelude, it was my main go-to label during the early ‘80s, an underground New York powerhouse issuing a relentless run of now classic and cult-classic club cuts during the time I was DJing at Legend in Manchester. For me personally, the label is forever connected with this then futuristic venue, West End’s progressive approach to dance music, incorporating electronic elements to play a key role in ushering in the Electro-Funk era, finding its perfect environment at Legend, with tracks by Stone, and especially the Peech Boys’ hugely influential ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’, providing major stepping stones. This is a project that holds a deeper resonance for me, given my personal relationship with the label, and I’m so happy to contribute to the series; the 4 favourites tracks I selected for this release illustrating West End’s best qualities – serious grooves and soulful vocals.

    The edit of ‘You Can’t Take Your Cake And Eat It Too’ by B.T. (Brenda Taylor) was originally featured on my first Credit To The Edit compilation, back in 2005, whilst Raw Silk’s ‘Do It To The Music’ was also edited around the same period, but has never been made available until now. ‘Keep On Dubbin’’ by Forrrce, although not as big as the other inclusions at the time, was an ahead of its time hybrid, mixed by François Kevorkian, whose dub awakening had taken place the previous year, and Shirley Lites ‘Heat You Up (Melt You Down)’, which draws from the instrumental ‘Melt Down Mix’, the version of choice at Legend, where dub and instrumental mixes often trumped the main vocal versions"

    A truly golden era of dance music history, all killer - no filler! All tracks featured re-edited by Greg Wilson and re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released with the permission of and in conjunction with West End Records, New York City / BMG. '

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

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

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


    Riot Records turn their sights to the carefree NYC discotheques of the late 70’s with two sumptuous edits from Yamwho? and Motte.

    Two peaktime dancefloor cuts, packed to the rafters with passion, optimism and that feel good spirit that that era is so renowned for – harnessed into a double header of DJ friendly bombs.

    Cornhusker unearths four obscure DJ-only specials. 'Easily' reveals the carnivalesque groove of a less well-known jazz-funk track. 'Mizells' weaves together all of the highlights of a mid-70s classic.

    ‘Launchpad' is storming Hammond-led dance floor fire and 'Bring It' links a classic Rza loop to it's original source.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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    Bullet Dodge Records Compilation 4


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




      FORMAT INFORMATION

      12" Info: Limited to 500 copies only.

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

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      Cambodia Rock Spectacular!

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

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

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

        FORMAT INFORMATION

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

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

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        Shir Khan Presents Dancing & Romancing

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

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

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

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

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

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          Blanck Mass Presents... TSCOYBT

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

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

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

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            Mike Dunn Presents : We R Tuesday Nights Vol 6

            The ‘We R Tuesday Nights’ series continues giving you three more killer funk, soul and disco tracks, edited to perfection by the Chicago master.

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

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

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

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

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

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              Assembly Limited 001

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



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                DJ Mitsu The Beats - Solid Black

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

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


                  Various Artists

                  1 - FXHE 10 Year Mix CD

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

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

                    Various Artists

                    Hit + Run Presents Road Kill Vol 1

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

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

                      MOED is a very special selection of obscure edits, a side project from MOM, based in Barcelona.

                      The idea of this 'DJ USE ONLY' material comes from Da Silva, an undercover label partner and a great collector, who made one of the edits.
                      This EP also features well known producers like Jimi Bazzouka aka Joakim and Pedro Vian, the label owner.

                      Obscure Edits Volume 1 has a distinct 1980's feel, with each editor breathing new life into their chosen track.

                      The first edit on the EP is PV's edit of Live In Japan. It features powerful synths, tight percussion and as you might expect, Japanese vocals.
                      Next up is Da Silva's version of My Man. This edit sees layered synths and a bassline provide a wonderful groove, where they are joined by heartbroken vocals.  Finally, we have Jimi Bazzouka aka Joakim's take on Somerset Hills. Here, a playful flute with an eastern feel is laid over strong keys and adaptable percussion.

                      This is a strong selection of edits, which are ready for the dancefloor.

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

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


                      "Platform 23 presents the 2nd collection of songs selected from the Alternative Funk series released Vox Man and VP 231 Records. Originally appearing in 1985 across 1 vinyl and 2 cassette albums these cult collections have long been in collectors (and bootleggers) sights and finally see the first official reissue.

                      As with Volume 1 (PLA023) the series covers the weird, wonderful, esoteric, exotic and quirky sound and puts them in a reset context that immediately gives clarity of the original's curation.

                      This volume opens with some DIY electro stealers, first with Dee Nasty's Orientic Groove, where the early French hip-hop pioneer lays down a battle commence of beats, slapped bass and YMO keys, before the second offering from Scoop! and their rap attack, juxtapositions the past series and leads to label heads Vox Populi! & Man and their continued look at the rudiments of cut up manipulation and scratch techniques.

                      The avant rappears with 3M's percussive marker and legendary Amus Tietchens' is ever challenging, before Melsjest's post-punk meets the Weirmar possibly steals the side as Vox Pop spoken outro joins those (micro)dots.

                      The cult of Randall Kennedy returns with another garage-fuzz gem. His stories for wackos'n'weirdos end all too soon and are followed by Liquid Liquid's Dennis Young, diving deep with Intuition, before Stanalis returns with another winner. Bene Gesserit is a killer and welcome addition, before Kosa return with more industrial clippings and volume 2 heads to the door with Capital Funk's electro-punk bomb - possibly the series champion - while the slap bass-scratch of California's Psyclones leads to a music hall end in the homage to mum's favourite, Chukk.

                      What these Volumes again highlight is how the DIY aesthetic of so many independent labels was supplemented and spread via collections of friends, contemporaries and often, literally pen pals, to mail in their offerings that are then picked for wider ears. While some of these artists have become known, just as many are who and whats, but they sit side-by-side as warranted and often killing the scene of what Axel and co sought to be...the Alternative Funk.
                      "

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                      One for your collection ! 

                      Various Artists

                      Justin Carter And Eamon Harkin - Weekends And Beginnings

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

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

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

                        - Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter

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

                        Various Artists

                        ANRV001

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

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

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

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

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

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

                          Long Live The Wild Pitch!

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

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

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

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

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

                          Various Artists

                          The Hired Hands: A Tribute To Bruce Langhorne

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

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

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

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

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


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

                            Rollover Milano is proud to present Anything Goes -Rollover Edit Service Vol.2. A-Side contains two twilight-Italo-Balearic edits from Rollover DJs and Joseph Tagliabue.

                            As the Sun goes down, B-side becomes darker with two deep and groovy reworks from SHMLSS and ETNA.

                            "Platform 23 launches with the reissue of the seminal Alternative Funk compilation series, presenting a selection of music across 2 volumes.

                            Known for the highly heralded "Folie Distinguee" album in 1985, what is often over looked is the fact there accompanied 2 further "Alternative Funk" cassette compilations that same year. Coming within the Audiologie series on Vox Man Records, these "Various Artist" selections were indicative of labels that sprung up in the early 80s around the DIY post-punk scene.

                            As founders of Vox Populi!, Axel Kyrou and Francis Man, working with close associate Pierre Jolivet's (aka Pacific 231) VP 231 label, released a number of cassettes, 7" and LPs between 1982 and 1988, as much to self-release their own music as to push new or contemporary artists.

                            Here then is a snapshot of the Alt Funk albums, selecting songs that avoid recent or upcoming reissues, to dive deep in the series from industrial to cold wave, proto-dub percussion to avant spoken word pieces. Featuring the likes of Son Of Sam, Philippe Laurent, Fist Of Facts - with a long lost first ever recording - and Human Backs, stepping out from semi-cult name dropping to sit alongside unknowns and never heard from again in Scoop!, Kosa, Zoohtee and the wonderful Randall Kennedy.

                            What is apparent is an idiosyncratic nature to the selections. In the same way many independent labels of the time - such as Auxilio De Cientos' Terra Incognita volumes or Final Image's Nightlands - created a label snapshot by pulling together far and wide contributions but retaining an overall 'sound'.

                            The Volume 1 and 2 reissue achieve that, mixing experimental with electro, post punk with noise, to offer more than the sum of their parts - an Alternative Funk.
                            "

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

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

                            Salsoul Records present a crate digging anthology of the funkier side of their catalogue - 'An essential collection of dirty New York grooves from the Salsoul stable'.

                            Primarily a salsa label on it's inception, Salsoul delved into numerous styles throughout it's existence but this killer selection focuses on the rawer sounds.

                            Featuring artists such as the labels legendary in-house orchestra, Carol Williams, Destroyers, Gary Criss and Joe Bataan and many more this amazing compilation features those slower, more grooved out jams that have been lurking in the recesses of the vaults. Take the mighty 'Rattle Snake' by Carol Williams, a lesser known, four to the floor strutting piece of dancefloor bliss that delivers and then some, or the immense, spaced-out deep soulfulness of The Destroyers Tom Moulton produced rarity 'Slave Of Love', everything is here that the underground dance music lover could ask for and then some....... all graced with that Salsoul qulaity and touch. Essential.

                            Curated with the full input and backing of Salsoul Records and carefully selected to reflect the truly timeless nature of the music contained within. For listening, for dancing, for turning on a party! Remastered by Optimum Mastering. Artwork & design by Million Dollar Disco.

                            Various Artists

                            OST - Breaking Bad (Music From The Original Series)

                              First time on vinyl the10th Anniversary of the Breaking Bad TV Series

                              5 x 10” vinyl in 5 different jackets, 1 relating to each season

                              Each 10” is the same colour, Strictly Limited Edition Albuquerque Crystal

                              Coloured (transparent with a hint of turquoise) Vinyl!

                              Lift off box-set with Breaking Bad logo on front with special drip-off varnish

                              Exclusive Breaking Bad Poster & Pollos Hermanos plastic ID badge

                              Booklet with exclusive pictures and extensive liner notes by Thomas, the musical supervisor of Breaking Bad

                              All the essential Breaking Bad songs by Badfinger, Calexico, Far East Movement, America, Fever Ray, Apparat, Whitey, Knife Party, The Peddlers and others Various dialogies by Walter, Jesse, Skyler, Mike, Gus, Saul and many more. This release will be heavily promoted on social media, including the social media accounts of Breaking Bad (facebook, over 11 million followers!!!).


                              So far only the score music has been released on vinyl and now finally, for the very very first time, the original soundtrack music is released on vinyl! Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time and celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018.The legion of fans have been waiting for this to be released for a long time. There will be a huge demand for this exclusive BOX-SET!This release was never released in any other format (CD, vinyl, digital) before and will only be available on vinyl!

                              OST Breaking Bad (Music From The Orginal Series) is presented in a beautiful Lift off box-set with Breaking Bad logo on front with special drip-off varnish. The box-set includes a selection of defining songs, devided in five 10” records on coloured vinyl, each representing a season with accessory artwork. The numbered box-set also includes a booklet, poster and Pollos Hermanos plastic ID Badge. Next to all essential Breaking Bad songs by Badfinger, Calexico, Far East Movement, America, Fever Ray, Apparat, Whitey, Knife Party, The Peddlers and others, the 10” records also include various dialogies by Walter, Jesse, Skyler, Mike, Gus, Saul and many more. 

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              5x10" Info: 5x10" limited boxset

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                              Discotheque Fantastique is a musical collaboration that produces an eclectic spectrum of genres, somewhere between psychedelic rock, rare groove, funk and cosmic disco. This is the first EP with three party focused tracks. Discotheque Fantastique's "Carnaval" kicks things off with live drums and a  bass so squelchy it puts Maurice Fulton to shame.
                              Next up is a heavy, HEAVY rework of Shocking Blue's 'Love Buzz', underpinned by a solid four to the floor and topped by a shimmering arpeggiator synths, it's an instant Kosmiche classic.
                              On the B Side, Club Bizarre delivers an incredible extended version of a classic French cut from the 80's on "Les Filles" marrying atmospheric synth swells to a cosmic disco groove, very French... very good! Tres Bien!

                              Various Artists

                              IF Music Presents: You Need This - World Jazz Grooves (Compiled By Jean-Claude & Victor Kiswell)

                                Fresh from bringing us two incredible volumes of ‘A Journey into Deep Jazz’ and providing an introduction to Black Saint & Soul Note Records on BBE, IF Music’s Jean-Claude joins forces with Victor Kiswell for new compilation, ‘World Jazz Grooves’.

                                Currently celebrating 15 years of trading from his London record shop IF Music, Jean-Claude has built an enviable reputation over the past 25 years, as the go-to rare vinyl vendor for some of the biggest DJs and producers on the planet. Fellow record dealer and specialist music expert Victor Kiswell has travelled the globe several times over, hunting for rare records and DJing, appearing on a Cairo edition of Boiler Room in 2017.

                                As you might expect, this treasure trove of music contains a generous handful of obscure and brilliant musical gems, carefully mined from all corners of the globe. “Europe, The Americas, Africa and Asia are all represented herein and hopefully a few surprises foryou, the listener, too” say Victor & Jean-Claude, summing up the project. From its inspired opener: Vietnam veteran Billy Bang’s visceral New York social commentary ‘Illustration’ whose Watts Prophets inspired spoken word vocal is (sadly) as relevant today as it was in 1978; through to the album’s closer, a touching African township ballad titled ‘ITwenty-Five’, ‘World Jazz Grooves’ takes the road less travelled to provide a jaw-dropping journey through world jazz culture.

                                As Jean-Claude and Victor put it: “Jazz will always have its appeal: though influenced, jazz does not need to be dictated by trends. It has been experimented with by (almost) every population on the planet. It is its diversity, the fusing of various elements of different folklores, that allows jazz to constantly evolve and maintain its relevance.”


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

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

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

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Barry says: Put your right foot forward and your left foot back Then fuckin' slide around like on a NordicTrack, Move to the left, step to the right
                                Wiggle your elbows and look up into the light
                                It's the...
                                It's the...
                                It's the Rick Dance

                                Wubba lubba dub dub!

                                WUBBA LUBBA DUB DUB!

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                2xColoured LP Info: Loser edition.

                                2xColoured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

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

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                                Various Artists

                                Brainfeeder X - 10th Anniversary Boxset



                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                  2xDeluxe CD Info: 2 x CDs housed in an 8 panel digipack sleeve.

                                  4xLP Box Set Info: 4 x 12” LPs in 3mm spined sleeves with printed inners housed in a rigid board box with outer slipcase featuring “Brainfeeder X” laser die cut logo, spot gloss details and obi-style band.

                                  Various Artists

                                  DJ Kicks - Robert Hood

                                    It’s hard to talk about techno without Robert Hood. The Motor City mainstay was a founding member of the pivotal Underground Resistance with Mad Mike Banks and Jeff Mills, and then went on to lay down a blueprint for minimal techno which continues to make an impact to this day. As Floorplan, of course, he veers into more funky and melodic house and techno, often with a gospel overtone that lead to rapturous receptions on dance floors around the world.

                                    But the techno he makes as Robert Hood is what he is best known for. It has come on his own M Plant label, as well as vital outlets like Tresor, Peacefrog and Dekmantel, where 2017’s Paradygm Shift album proved that, 25 years after first starting out, he is still a force unto himself. The record was a return to the roots of his definitive Minimal Nation LP in 1994, and was filled with the sort of expert melodic loops, scintillating drums and hypnotic sense of repetition
                                    that only a few can master: making such simple yet effective music is a skill that Hood has made all his own.

                                    His DJ-Kicks mix proves that once more: it is a techno mix, pure and simple. It exudes the trademark machine warmth and muscular sense of groove that makes Hood’s style so infectious. Most tracks are from the last few years and come from a range of mainly European producers, but the result is pure Robert Hood.

                                    The perennial futurist wastes no time in getting down to business: after a brief buzzing synth line sounds like a spacecraft warming up for take off, the rubbery, relentless drums arrive and remain rooted to the floor for seventy minutes. Despite his famously linear approach, the tension between tracks, suspenseful breakdowns and sci-fi sense of melody throughout keeps you engaged: there is just enough light in the dark, sufficient colour between the shadows and constant sense of pressure to keep you utterly engaged from start to finish. Robert Hood is synonymous with techno, and his entry into the DJ-Kicks series shows exactly why.


                                    Various Artists

                                    JD Twitch Presents Kreaturen Der Nacht

                                      Strut present an exclusive new compilation curated by Optimo’s JD Twitch, ‘Kreaturen Der Nacht’, bringing together classics, rarities and oddities from Germany’s original post-punk and DIY scene.

                                      1979 to 1984 was an era of particular artistic upheaval in Germany as strong subculture scenes formed in many German cities. Emphasis was placed on expression rather than technical perfection, artistic impact rather than skill. DIY self-organisation prevailed with the establishment of small record labels and independently produced records and cassettes. Bands experimented across genres and consciously abandoned the English-speaking mainstream with German band names and lyrics. “Although we had a small underground scene, it was very vibrant,” explains Gudrun Gut of Malaria! “Bands like Die Haut, my first band Mania D., Malaria!... we organised gigs ourselves or friends would open a gallery and have bands playing. We hung around together in a handful of clubs like Risiko or Dschungel and went to gigs at SO36. West Germany had other regional scenes too: Düsseldorf and Köln around Der Plan and the Ata Tak label and there was the Hamburg side with Abwärts. Germany didn’t have a real music industry like the US or England back then."

                                      This new collection is a personal selection from JD Twitch, built over years of playing the tracks in club sets. “It is not designed to tell a definitive story of what was going on in Germany in this era,” he explains. “Rather, it is simply an arbitrary collection of records I adore from a specific era with a specific attitude that hopefully together sum up some of the musical undercurrents in Germany at that time.”

                                      The package features a host of rare and unseen photos from the period along with extensive interviews with artists including Beate Bartel (Mania D.), Christoph Dreher (Die Haut), Michael Hirsch (P1/E) and Thomas Voburka (Weltklang). All tracks are remastered by The Carvery with artwork by Optimo’s in-house design man Andrew Beltran.


                                      Various Artists

                                      3AM Spares

                                        3AM Spares is a new collection of Australian Electronic Dance Music compiled Andras and Instant Peterson that encompasses the darker sounds and later nights of the 1990s and beyond. Following on from forerunner compilation Midnite Spares, this double LP draws from local 12″ releases, CDRs and the archives of community radio station 3RRR FM to make a diverse and pumping scene audible once more. No longer confined to beer barns and back rooms, this generation of producers, DJs, clubbers and ravers spilled out into pavilions, warehouses and paddocks, embracing a new culture of machine-metaphor and chemical love. 


                                        Various Artists

                                        Unusual Sounds

                                          In the heyday of low-budget television and scrappy genre filmmaking, producers who needed a soundtrack for their commercial entertainments could reach for a selection of library music: LPs of stock recordings whose contents fit any mood required. Though at the time, the use of such records was mostly a cost-cutting manoeuvre for productions that couldn’t afford to hire their own composer, the industry soon took on its own life: library publishers became major financial successes, and much of the work they released was truly extraordinary. In fact, many of these anonymous or pseudonymous scores-on-demand were crafted by the some of the greatest musical minds of the late 20th century—expert musicians and innovative composers who revelled in the freedoms offered, paradoxically, by this most corporate of fields.

                                          Unusual Sounds is a deep dive into a musical universe that has, until now, been accessible only to producers and record collectors; a celebration of this strange industry and an examination of its unique place at the nexus of art and commerce. The perfect companion to the David Hollander curated book Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History of Library Music (out now on Anthology Editions), these 20 tracks, encapsulate the niche and fascinating subculture of library music. Genres were spliced, conventions dispensed with, and oftentimes hybrid music of astonishing complexity was produced. Elements of rock, jazz, soul, even twentieth-century avant-garde composition were all utilized, and no stone was left unturned. As a result, some of the best library music defies all categorization, reflecting the individualistic quirks and artistry of the various musicians who made it. This compilation includes compositions by Brainticket founder Joel Vandroogenbroeck, KPM Allstars John Cameron and Keith Mansfield, Montenegrin-born composer Janko Nilović, and the Italian film composer Stefano Torossi amongst others. David Hollander is a producer, music supervisor, writer and collector living in Texas. A lifelong record collector, his library music collection is considered by many to be one of the finest of its kind in the world.

                                          Various Artists

                                          Running The Voodoo Down Vol.2 - Explorations In Psychrockfunksouljazz 1965-77

                                            Carefully assembled by Dean Rudland and Tony Harlow the set looks at a decade when African-American music was exploring myriad new directions against a backdrop of incredible and explosive social change and features the likes of JOHN COLTRANE, MC5, SHUGGIE OTIS, SONNIE SHARROCK, DR. JOHN, ISAAC HAYES, JOE ZAWINUL and MELVIN VAN PEEBLES. Whilst not all of this music was commercially successful at the time, its importance and its influence on subsequent generations of artists – both black and white – has continued to grow over the years. A compilation for the heads, not a playlist.

                                            As the blissed out 60s turned dark and political, music led the way and it became important to have a message to deliver whatever the medium. Coltrane’s fierce energy revitalised jazz which was languishing in the doldrums of hard bop and organ trios, and inspired a new generation of politically active and motivated creators, but it also inspired a new generation of rock musicians who used his modal experiments as a launching pad for a spacier more underground music. The Byrds stuck within the “pop single” format but melded the energy of Coltrane’s “perfect” modal exploration My Favourite Things with their attempts to capture the mood of the Ravi Shankar pieces that had influenced Coltrane.” Eight Miles High combined the contemporary excitement of space travel with clear hidden references to the growing drug culture and captured lift off perfectly.

                                            The music of a new generation of jazz players influenced deeply by the rock explorations of Eddie Hazel and Jimi Hendrix, and by the new afrocentric politics, but wanting to reach out in a voice their community could understand was another part of this. Alumni and friends of the various Miles Davis bands formed solo projects on every side, especially after the surprise success of Bitches Brew (it sold a million copies).

                                            As music expanded its palatte so too did Black Art, Poetry and film. The brilliant recent exhibition Soul Of A Man [Tate London 2017] captured the explosion in politically motivated art led by creators like Emory Douglas. Isaac “Black Moses” Hayes was in the forefront as his starring role in Shaft pioneered the new genre of Blaxploitation. But the genre was really started by less remembered Black entrepreneur Melvin Van Peebles. Van Peebles was a bohemian Renaissance man, who acted, wrote novels (in French) and poetry, and from the late 1960s made a series of low budget and self funded films.

                                            Van Peebles poetic streak also spilt over into recordings – always heavily politicised and representative of the the new African American militancy. Van Peebles classic Brer Soul represents a milestone of the genre, whilst his album Serious as a Heart Attack shared its name with Val Wilmer’s awesome book on her life amongst the world of free and loft jazz and featured Van Peebles on the cover in a slogan shirt stating “Rated X by an All White Jury”.

                                            This was psychedelic music, liked by rock fans and the counterculture, but grounded deeply in jazz and constantly referencing the fact in its lyrics. 


                                            Various Artists

                                            Soul Jazz Records Presents - Studio One: Lovers Rock

                                              Soul Jazz Records’ new Studio One album is a fantastic selection featuring all-star legendary Studio One vocalists - Alton Ellis, Marcia Griffiths, The Heptones, Horace Andy, Freddie McGregor, Sugar Minott - alongside a host of classic and super-rare Lovers Rock cuts, all of which Clement Dodd recorded at the Brentford Road studio.

                                              Lovers rock brought together many elements and here you will find sweet harmonies, late 1960s rocksteady, 1970s soul covers, disco mixes, recuts and new rhythms, which all fit together in a timeless twilight of love and harmony - as if lovers silhouetted by a Kingston sunset.

                                              Here you will find stone-cold classic Studio One tunes - Marcia Griffiths ‘Truly’, Horace Andy’s ‘I’ll Be Gone’, superrare cuts like Carlton And The Shoes’ killer 70s versions of ‘Never Give Your Heart Away’ and ‘Let Me Love You’ (vocal cut to Jackie Mittoo’s mighty Wall Street), The Invaders’ sweet lovers rocksteady bomb ‘Sweet Soul Rocking’ (currently for sale at £2,500 on certain online secondhand sites) and many more.

                                              This new album comes with sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley, the acclaimed author of ‘Bass Culture’, ‘Sounds Like London’ and ‘Reggae: The Story Of Jamaican Music’.

                                              Various Artists

                                              Captured Tracks CT10

                                                To celebrate 10 years of Captured Tracks, the label have created two budget-priced vinyl samplers that showcase now-classics from a roster of vibrant and varied artists. Plus, they've thrown an exclusive or two in to sweeten the deal. Ya’ll remember that supergroup called Shitfather? 

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                LP 1 Info: Volume 1.

                                                LP 2 Info: Volume 2.

                                                Various Artists

                                                Remixed With Love By Joey Negro Vol. Three

                                                  Remixed With Love Volume 3 is the latest edition of what has become the industry-leading disco remix series. No one knows this era of music better than Dave Lee, who under his Joey Negro alias once again turns his impeccable hand to some of the best-loved records ever committed to wax.

                                                  “I can clearly remember in the 80s having fantasies about being a remixer and dreaming of tweaking my favourite songs and re-releasing them. I really never thought it would happen. The days when I receive the parts for some of these classic recordings are literally a dream come true.” – Dave Lee

                                                  Remixed With Love Volume 3 has been a real labour of love, and a release several years in the making. With original parts for some of these classics hard to find, and with major labels rightly protective of songs created by legendary artists, it is a testament to both the perseverance of Lee and the esteem in which he is held as a remixer that the project was ever completed. Luckily for us though, here we are: Remixed With Love Volume 3 is done, dusted and ready to deliver a healthy dose of joy to us all.

                                                  As with previous volumes, Lee has put his own inimitable spin on more than a dozen seminal records, with The Fatback Band, Patti LaBelle, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Odyssey and many more vying for attention across a stunning three part gatefold double vinyl, double CD and digital release.

                                                  As you’d expect from an artist of Lee’s calibre, he’s taken the task extremely seriously. “Some songs I’ve wanted to get access to the multi for ages turn out to be far less straight forward than I imagined. You know it’s a great track, but unlocking the key to doing a worthwhile new version doesn’t always come easy. To make more of a feature of one element sometimes means there has to be less of something else. There are many decisions to be made, lived with, revised, maybe reversed until finally your gut tells you it’s about right.”

                                                  There are very few producers with either the confident or ability to take on records of this heritage, but Dave Lee has once again proved that when it comes to sensitive re-workings of disco staples, he’s in a league of his own.

                                                  Released back in 2016, Remixed With Love Volume 2 included exclusive reworks of classic soul and disco records all from the original master tapes, with the collection going on to be Traxsource’s best-selling of 2016, reaching top 30 on iTunes album chart, and also being named DJ Mag’s compilation of the year.

                                                  All the remixes here are 100% new and exclusive to the compilation, making Remixed With Love Volume 3 an essential purchase for any serious disco devotee. 


                                                  Various Artists

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

                                                    Limited edition of 500.

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

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

                                                    Various Artists

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

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

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

                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

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

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      Remixed With Love By Joey Negro Vol. Three - Part One

                                                        Remixed With Love Volume 3 is the latest edition of what has become the industry-leading disco remix series. No one knows this era of music better than Dave Lee, who under his Joey Negro alias once again turns his impeccable hand to some of the best-loved records ever committed to wax.

                                                        “I can clearly remember in the 80s having fantasies about being a remixer and dreaming of tweaking my favourite songs and re-releasing them. I really never thought it would happen. The days when I receive the parts for some of these classic recordings are literally a dream come true.” – Dave Lee

                                                        Remixed With Love Volume 3 has been a real labour of love, and a release several years in the making. With original parts for some of these classics hard to find, and with major labels rightly protective of songs created by legendary artists, it is a testament to both the perseverance of Lee and the esteem in which he is held as a remixer that the project was ever completed. Luckily for us though, here we are: Remixed With Love Volume 3 is done, dusted and ready to deliver a healthy dose of joy to us all.

                                                        As with previous volumes, Lee has put his own inimitable spin on more than a dozen seminal records, with The Fatback Band, Patti LaBelle, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Odyssey and many more vying for attention across a stunning three part gatefold double vinyl, double CD and digital release.

                                                        As you’d expect from an artist of Lee’s calibre, he’s taken the task extremely seriously. “Some songs I’ve wanted to get access to the multi for ages turn out to be far less straight forward than I imagined. You know it’s a great track, but unlocking the key to doing a worthwhile new version doesn’t always come easy. To make more of a feature of one element sometimes means there has to be less of something else. There are many decisions to be made, lived with, revised, maybe reversed until finally your gut tells you it’s about right.”

                                                        There are very few producers with either the confident or ability to take on records of this heritage, but Dave Lee has once again proved that when it comes to sensitive re-workings of disco staples, he’s in a league of his own.

                                                        Released back in 2016, Remixed With Love Volume 2 included exclusive reworks of classic soul and disco records all from the original master tapes, with the collection going on to be Traxsource’s best-selling of 2016, reaching top 30 on iTunes album chart, and also being named DJ Mag’s compilation of the year.

                                                        All the remixes here are 100% new and exclusive to the compilation, making Remixed With Love Volume 3 an essential purchase for any serious disco devotee. 

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Fabric 100: Craig Richards, Terry Francis, Keith Reilly

                                                          Wrapping up the fabric series in its current format, ‘fabric 100’ is a triple disc package drawing on the 19 years of the fabric nightclub’s existence and its associated record label. Residents Craig Richards and Terry Francis contribute mixes for volume one and two whilst fabric founder Keith Reilly delivers the third.

                                                          Though distinct in style the artists remain fused by their efforts imparted to the electronic scene in London over almost two decades. Craig Richards, who also plays a key role in programming the club’s line-ups, delivers an electro-infused take whilst Terry’s contribution draws on the influence of his early Nineties contemporaries like Tiefschwarz and Pure Science. Keith’s soulful vocal-inspired house mix leads the historical series to a century.

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          Brown Acid - The Seventh Trip

                                                            Everybody’s favorite source for the hard stuff is back in business, with ten more lethal doses of rare hard rock, heavy psych and proto-metal! Hard to believe we’re eight Trips in and we haven’t lost any steam since the get-go. As usual, we’re laying the heaviness on you in the most legit way possible. These obscure tracks have all been licensed, the bands have been paid, and the sources are all analog. The quality of tracks seems increase along with the number of Trips and this cohesive collection comes outta the gate with both guns blazing!

                                                            Pegasus recorded one single in Baltimore in 1972 and they made it count. “The Sorcerer” is a throbbing ripper that prior to this was basically unknown. However, it doesn’t seem too far fetched to speculate that Black Flag lifted the riff for “No Values” from this track eight years later. Unlikely, but possible, especially considering how big a Black Sabbath fan Greg Ginn is. Pegasus was lauded back in the day for “how much they delivered that Black Sabbath feel.”

                                                            You may read the track title for the Nobody’s Children 45 and start thinking, OH NO, the guys behind Brown Acid have given up on bad trips. Fret not, “Good Times” was originally written as a joke, but when Ron Chapman of the Sump’N Else TV show heard it he passed it along to the folks behind GPC records and they quickly pressed 100 copies. Unfortunately, the evening it was slated to be played on the local Dallas radio station KLIF, Robert Kennedy was murdered and premier was pre-empted by a Classical music tribute to him. The song has since been bootlegged numerous times and even covered by the Butthole Surfers, but this is the first time it’s been fully licensed.

                                                            Youngstown, Ohio is the most commonly referred to city of the entire Brown Acid series. This town of just under 150,000 people may’ve had the highest (literally and figuratively) per capita output of heavy 45s. Blue Amber recorded this in 1971 at Gary Rhamy’s analog Mecca, Peppermint Recording Studios. This two-riff boneheaded banger sounds like a caveman protest song with an extraordinary amount of delay on the vocals. No wonder this 45 fetches three-figures on the rare occasion it comes up for sale.

                                                            Batting clean-up, we have Negative Space, the only LP sourced track on this album. This crunchy jam comes off the band’s 1970 record entitled Hard, Heavy, Mean, & Evil. At over six and a half minutes, “The Calm After the Storm” is the longest track included on this volume, but it never gets dull. Fun fact: before changing the name to Negative Space, Rob Russen called his band Snow and released the “Sunflower” 45 in 1969 — you might recall that groover from the First Trip.

                                                            We generally stick with American artists for this series, but every now and again something foreign grabs us and shakes us to the core. One example is this Swedish 45 by Zane. These crazy Swedes did one incredibly damaged (hence the title) record on the MM label in 1976. These proto-punkers relied heavily on synth for this tune and mixed the drums so obnoxiously loud, you might think the kit is in the room with you. This is a weird one that somehow sounds like Zolar X covering Wicked Lady. Brown Acid material all the way!

                                                            B must be short for Bangers, ‘cuz this Side is full of ‘em! The flip of this Trip begins with a virtually unknown Oklahoma record from 1973. Blizzard was Rod McClure’s high school band, but you couldn’t possibly guess that teenagers recorded this heavy slab on the Token (should’ve been Toking) label. It’s one of the best we’ve comped and it sounds like a hypothetical MC5/Hendrix collaboration.The “Under the Ice” level drum fills will knock your socks off if the heavy shred doesn’t first.

                                                            OOOOk-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain and apparently where the fuzz goes seepin’ in your brain! Third World is the second Okie inclusion on this Trip and we couldn’t be more stOOOOOked to be sharing this very obscure single with y’all. If the heavily distorted two-note riff doesn’t grab ya, the apocalyptic Grand Funk vibes will. Once they get their mitts on ya, Third World will take you back to 1971 and leave ya there. Can we hitch a ride too?

                                                            Ever heard of Virginia, Minnesota? We hadn't either until we got in touch with Calvin Haluptzok and got the back story on his band Sweet Wine. This bitchin' one-off 45 must've melted the snow off the roofs of the households brave enough to play it when it came out in 1970 and it's still red hot nearly 50 years later. This vino may be sugary, but it packs an incendiary punch! Sadly, Calvin passed before we could get his music re-released, but it was nice to have reached him before it was too late. The Sweet Wine legacy lives on thanks to the Brown Acid archivists.

                                                            C.T. Pilferhogg wins the award for most puzzling band name in our series. What’s not puzzling is how righteous both sides of their self-released 1973 single are! Featured here is the A-side “You Haul” which is one of the best examples of a poor man’s Deep Heep (Deep Purple meets Uriah Heep) we’ve ever heard and the demonic Echoplex-laden laughs mixed into this track are out of control. The band was touted as “Southwest Virginia’s Finest Boogie Band”, but don’t let that fool ya. They could bang heads with the best of ‘em.

                                                            The closer on the Seventh Trip is one we hold very near and dear. Not only is this record the one that’s taken us the longest to secure the rights to, it’s also one of the very best examples of heavy psych you’ll ever hear. The track rings your bell (literally) straight out of the gate and the dank psychedelic vibes kick in immediately. “The Darkness” was recorded in a basement studio in Kansas City in 1969 when the lead guitarist was only 16. The band was from a rural Missouri town, played only one impromptu gig in Clinton, and pressed only 125 copies of this, their only single. It should come as no surprise that it sells for hundreds of dollars when it’s offered. That’s a small price to pay for such greatness

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records

                                                              To mark the Half Centenary of Trojan Records, award-winning filmmakers, Pulse Films have created ‘Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records’, a stunning documentary tracing the iconic reggae label’s history over the past 50 years, to be premiered at the 2018 British Film Festival. In tandem with its official is the soundtrack album, collecting 24 of the most influential and the iconic recordings that feature in the film production.

                                                              Released on double-gatefold vinyl, the striking artwork is embellished with stills from the documentary footage, which feature some of the key figures from the history of Trojan Records and Jamaican music.



                                                              Various Artists

                                                              Harmony In My Head - UK Power Pop & New Wave 1977-81: 3CD Box Set

                                                                HARMONY IN MY HEAD is another of Cherry Red’s celebrations of a bygone era – this time, the boom in Power Pop and New Wave which followed the Punk explosion in 1977. This triple-CD box set spins off the success of the 4-CD compilation Action Time Vision (2016), which documented Punk on independent labels. New Wave was a term coined in 1977 to describe a clutch of new artists whose music shared much of the energy of punk, but boasted a more sophisticated level of musicianship and a heavier reliance on traditional pop melodies. Although the term had such a wide definition in the States that it was quickly rendered almost meaningless, it was more strictly applied in the UK, with the radio-friendly likes of Elvis Costello and Squeeze scoring numerous hits and influencing younger bands to the extent that, by the early Eighties, the New Wave itself had become Old Wave.

                                                                The British scene’s reiteration of the appeal of a more traditional pop approach saw several attempts to provide an alternative to the unsatisfactory ‘New Wave’ epithet. Nick Lowe coined the phrase “pure pop for now people” to describe his approach, early brand leaders The Pleasers described their sound as Thamesbeat (a literal update of Merseybeat), while a handful of bands (including The Monos! and The Monochrome Set) played regularly at a London club that marketed itself as Newbeat, “a reaction to punk”. But none of these terms caught on, and instead the genre became known as Power Pop. Once again, there was a significant difference between the UK and US models, but Britain had its own Power Pop scene that slowly mutated into the Mod Revival. Many of the Mod bands drew heavily on melodic 60s records (it was, after all, The Who’s Pete Townshend who had coined the term ‘Power Pop’ back in 1967), although by late 1981 that scene had in turn morphed (in London, at least) into the short-lived New Psychedelia movement.

                                                                HARMONY IN MY HEAD includes many of the New Wave/Power Pop scene’s biggest hitters alongside the more melodic Punk bands. Name acts include Elvis Costello, Squeeze, Buzzcocks, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Nick Lowe, The Jags and Wreckless Eric, who are joined by other less successful but nevertheless key players (The Records, The Freshies, The Flysetc) as well as a host of rare 45s on tiny labels, many of which have never been on CD before. The deluxe clamshell package includes a weighty booklet full of illustrations, with a 12,000-word sleeve-note incorporating band-by-band biographies by compiler David Wells.

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                Remixed With Love By Joey Negro Vol. Three - Part Three

                                                                  Remixed With Love Volume 3 is the latest edition of what has become the industry-leading disco remix series. No one knows this era of music better than Dave Lee, who under his Joey Negro alias once again turns his impeccable hand to some of the best-loved records ever committed to wax.

                                                                  “I can clearly remember in the 80s having fantasies about being a remixer and dreaming of tweaking my favourite songs and re-releasing them. I really never thought it would happen. The days when I receive the parts for some of these classic recordings are literally a dream come true.” – Dave Lee

                                                                  Remixed With Love Volume 3 has been a real labour of love, and a release several years in the making. With original parts for some of these classics hard to find, and with major labels rightly protective of songs created by legendary artists, it is a testament to both the perseverance of Lee and the esteem in which he is held as a remixer that the project was ever completed. Luckily for us though, here we are: Remixed With Love Volume 3 is done, dusted and ready to deliver a healthy dose of joy to us all.

                                                                  As with previous volumes, Lee has put his own inimitable spin on more than a dozen seminal records, with The Fatback Band, Patti LaBelle, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Odyssey and many more vying for attention across a stunning three part gatefold double vinyl, double CD and digital release.

                                                                  As you’d expect from an artist of Lee’s calibre, he’s taken the task extremely seriously. “Some songs I’ve wanted to get access to the multi for ages turn out to be far less straight forward than I imagined. You know it’s a great track, but unlocking the key to doing a worthwhile new version doesn’t always come easy. To make more of a feature of one element sometimes means there has to be less of something else. There are many decisions to be made, lived with, revised, maybe reversed until finally your gut tells you it’s about right.”

                                                                  There are very few producers with either the confident or ability to take on records of this heritage, but Dave Lee has once again proved that when it comes to sensitive re-workings of disco staples, he’s in a league of his own.

                                                                  Released back in 2016, Remixed With Love Volume 2 included exclusive reworks of classic soul and disco records all from the original master tapes, with the collection going on to be Traxsource’s best-selling of 2016, reaching top 30 on iTunes album chart, and also being named DJ Mag’s compilation of the year.

                                                                  All the remixes here are 100% new and exclusive to the compilation, making Remixed With Love Volume 3 an essential purchase for any serious disco devotee. 


                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  Keeping The Faith... Wigan Casino 45

                                                                    Welcome to the third volume in the Wigan Casino mini-series exploring the diverse playlist of the world’s No.1 Northern Soul venue. The 23rd September 2018 marks the 45th Anniversary of the super club and these 18 tracks capture the unique atmosphere of the huge ballroom and the mesmerizing dance moves that held us spellbound all those years ago. WIGAN CASINO finally closed its doors in December 1981 after eight long years of weekly All-Nighters, during which time it came to define Northern Soul. The term had, of course, been coined years earlier, but it was the Casino Soul Club that established the style of music and the scene to the wider public. The Casino transformed the Northern Soul scene into a mass youth movement with its own sound track, uniform, cultural icons and a 100,000 strong membership. In reality, the stereotype of moustachioed young men in baggy trousers and vest tops, festooned with sew-on patches, was actually quite short lived. Northern Soul was ever evolving and as the Seventies progressed so did the music and the fashion, embracing soulful-disco and jazz-funk. Today, 45 years on, it is still evolving and attracts followers from all over the globe to its international Weekenders and Festivals. Right On!

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    Andina 7 - The Sounds Of The Peruvian Andes

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      Belgian New Beat Volume 2

                                                                        This Belgian New Beat 4CD compilation features a collection of the best slow and dark new beat of the eighties. A mix of both timeless classics and some lesser known tracks. A flashback to the absolute drama and the decadent atmosphere of the legendary Belgian clubs where these tracks were played during the heydays of Belgian New Beat. Featuring tracks by Pete Shelley, Zsa Zsa Laboom, Arbeid Adelt, Chris and Cosey, Section 25, Nitzer Ebb, Renegade Soundwave, Miss Nicky Traxx, Alan Rankine and more.

                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                        Remixed With Love By Joey Negro Vol. Three - Part Two

                                                                          Remixed With Love Volume 3 is the latest edition of what has become the industry-leading disco remix series. No one knows this era of music better than Dave Lee, who under his Joey Negro alias once again turns his impeccable hand to some of the best-loved records ever committed to wax.

                                                                          “I can clearly remember in the 80s having fantasies about being a remixer and dreaming of tweaking my favourite songs and re-releasing them. I really never thought it would happen. The days when I receive the parts for some of these classic recordings are literally a dream come true.” – Dave Lee

                                                                          Remixed With Love Volume 3 has been a real labour of love, and a release several years in the making. With original parts for some of these classics hard to find, and with major labels rightly protective of songs created by legendary artists, it is a testament to both the perseverance of Lee and the esteem in which he is held as a remixer that the project was ever completed. Luckily for us though, here we are: Remixed With Love Volume 3 is done, dusted and ready to deliver a healthy dose of joy to us all.

                                                                          As with previous volumes, Lee has put his own inimitable spin on more than a dozen seminal records, with The Fatback Band, Patti LaBelle, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Odyssey and many more vying for attention across a stunning three part gatefold double vinyl, double CD and digital release.

                                                                          As you’d expect from an artist of Lee’s calibre, he’s taken the task extremely seriously. “Some songs I’ve wanted to get access to the multi for ages turn out to be far less straight forward than I imagined. You know it’s a great track, but unlocking the key to doing a worthwhile new version doesn’t always come easy. To make more of a feature of one element sometimes means there has to be less of something else. There are many decisions to be made, lived with, revised, maybe reversed until finally your gut tells you it’s about right.”

                                                                          There are very few producers with either the confident or ability to take on records of this heritage, but Dave Lee has once again proved that when it comes to sensitive re-workings of disco staples, he’s in a league of his own.

                                                                          Released back in 2016, Remixed With Love Volume 2 included exclusive reworks of classic soul and disco records all from the original master tapes, with the collection going on to be Traxsource’s best-selling of 2016, reaching top 30 on iTunes album chart, and also being named DJ Mag’s compilation of the year.

                                                                          All the remixes here are 100% new and exclusive to the compilation, making Remixed With Love Volume 3 an essential purchase for any serious disco devotee. 

                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                          State Of The Union - Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present

                                                                            By mid-1968 there was a growing consensus that something had gone horribly wrong with the American dream. The nation’s youth had loudly made their feelings clear, but now the older, pre-Beatles generations began to look at the country – with urban riots, Vietnam, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy – and wonder what the hell was happening. This album includes rare classics (The Beach Boys’ ‘Fourth Of July’), lost masterpieces (Roy Orbison’s seven-minute ‘Southbound Jericho Parkway’), and forgotten gems by some of the biggest names in the business (Elvis Presley’s ‘Clean Up Your Own Back Yard’).

                                                                            Reactions to America’s existential crisis ranged in subject matter from divorce (Frank Sinatra’s ‘The Train’) and the break-up of the nuclear family (The Four Seasons’ ‘Saturday’s Father’), to eulogies for fallen heroes (Dion’s ‘Abraham Martin and John’), sympathy for Vietnam vets (Johnny Tillotson’s ‘Welfare Hero’), the church’s institutional racism (Eartha Kitt’s intense ‘Paint Me Black Angels’), and even questioning the ethics of the space programme (Bing Crosby’s terrific ‘What Do We Do With The World’).

                                                                            Compiled by Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs, State Of The Union follows on from their highly acclaimed English Weather and Paris In The Spring compilations. With clear parallels between today's fractured country and the USA fifty years ago, this is a fascinating condensation of what Americans were thinking when they turned on the TV, or the radio, or simply walked down Main Street in 1968.

                                                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                            Coloured LP Info: 180g blue vinyl double LP.

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Best Of Disco Demands Compiled By Al Kent Part Two

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

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

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

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              Venezuela 70 Volume 2: Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth

                                                                                This is the second collection of music from Venezuela in the 1970s and beyond to be released on Soul Jazz Records. The album once again features innovative figures in the history of underground Venezuelan music, mostly unknown outside of their home country - their music a blending of progressive rock, jazz, experimental electronics and disco, created mainly in the 1970s - during a time when the country was both a cultural and economic powerhouse in Latin America.

                                                                                While much of 1960s Venezuelan rock music emulated British and USA styles and salsa dominated the dancefloors of Latin America, the 1970s saw the evolution of a new generation of creative local artists such as Vytas Brenner, Daniel Grau, Aldemaro Romero, Un Dos Tres Y Fuera who all explored the possibilities of mixing together rock with elements of electronica, funk, jazz, latin rhythms simultaneously exploring their links with Venezuelan roots music, creating a new sound which blended a multitude of new and old world influences, uniquely Venezuelan.

                                                                                Most of these artists featured on ‘Venezuela 70’ remain practically unknown outside of Venezuela’s borders and yet their progressive forward-thinking music is some of the most sophisticated in the world - a stunning ‘melting pot’ mix of sounds from the cosmic and psychedelic rock of Vytas Brenner to the Moroder-esque disco experimentation of Daniel Grau and the tropical funk of Un Dos Tres Y Fuera and beyond.

                                                                                Aside from the relatively known Vytas Brenner and Daniel Grau, most of the music on this album is incredibly rare (even in Venezuela).

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Britxotica! Goes Wild!

                                                                                  Volume five of the killer Britxotica! series, looking this time at 16 super rare and briliantly bonkers latin and percussive pop cues from the wild British Isles!

                                                                                  HISTORY:
                                                                                  Britxotica! (pronounced “Britzotica”) neatly describes an odd and yet undocumented pre-Beatles British musical scene where famed UK composers as well as unknown singers and bandleaders threw convention on holiday and went wild wild wild! Put together by Jonny Trunk with DJ / tastemaker and Smashing nighclub legend Martin Green, these groundbreaking new compilations shine new light on lost and forgotten corners of British culture and sound.

                                                                                  For this, Part Five of our planned Britxotica! series we head to lively latin tinged dancefloors where Brits could cha cha cha to the KIrchin band, “Jump In The Line” with Frank Holder and Mambo with Ido or Don. This killer collection of British dance obscurities brings us lively sounds from the rarest UK record bins, including this time an amazing cover version of the legendary loungecore hit “House Of Bamboo” plus the stunning “Jonny One Note” by Ted Heath, the track that originally introduced John Craven’s Newsround. To sum up, this is another exciting, wild and occasionally bonkers compilation by Jonny Trunk and Martin Green, two of the UKs most wild record collectors. Also, there are men in underpants on the sleeve, What’s not to like?


                                                                                  History revealing compilation project centering around the legendary Front Club in Hamburg Germany that existed from the 80´s - late 90´s - a leading club in terms of music selection, mixing technique, rave culture - in a very important period of time.

                                                                                  Eponymous resident DJ´s Klaus Stockhausen and Boris Dlugosch take a close look back at that time, guide you through the history, the early beginnings and absolute key moments of house music club culture in Germany.

                                                                                  37 legendary tracks make up the CD release - many of which have not been on sale forever and a day while the vinyl, set across two volumes, selected 16 of the hardest hitting numbers for an unmixed selection for the DJs and collectors alike.

                                                                                  Hamburg’s Front club was already the stuff of legend, and the story is important now, 21 years later as not many peoiple know how house music infiltrated Germany to give techno some competition on the dancefloor. With Front you wouldn't have Robert Johnson or, to some extent, Parorama - house and disco simply were not celebrated in large numbers until Front, Stockhausen and Dlugosch opens minds and record boxes to the soulful sound. 


                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                  2xLP 1 Info: LP Part One.

                                                                                  2xLP 2 Info: LP Part Two.

                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                  Damaged Goods 1988-2018

                                                                                    Seems like only yesterday but it's 30 years since the first Damaged Goods release! As part of the anniversary celebrations we’re releasing this compilation bringing together a selection of top tracks, deep cuts, lost gems and personal favourites. Punk, garage and indie are all well represented, with artists including Thee Headcoats, Holly Golightly, Johnny Moped, Manic Street Preachers, Cowbell, Pete Molinari, Fabienne Delsol, Thee Dagger Debs and many more!

                                                                                    The past is a foreign country and there’s certainly been many changes in the musical climate since 1988. Formats have come and gone (and returned!). Online, digital and streaming music were all pure science fiction then. But good music is as they say timeless. With this in mind we bring you some of the best music Damaged Goods Records has released since its humble beginnings in Ian Damaged's front room. With 500 releases to date it was difficult to whittle this collection down onto two pieces of vinyl and two shiny compact discs but we’re happy with the result. As a handy best-of or taster for further investigation we hope you’ll enjoy this selection.  Place it on your turntable, crank up the volume and enjoy! 


                                                                                    3024 is back with a quintessentially unique and current take on the hardcore continuum with a brand new various artists EP featuring music by label head Martyn, advanced percussive science by Yak, midsummer melancholy by Baltra and avant-techno by the Manchester / Berlin duo Juniper.

                                                                                    Vacuum packed beats, piston drums, intricate micro samples and unfathomably sumptuous textures - this EPs got it all...As futureproof and as cutting edge as a Victorinox Swiss army knife! Check!


                                                                                    Switched-On Eugene documents the Eugene Electronic Music Collective and some of the many synthed-out gures in and around Oregon’s iconic hippie stronghold during the 1980s. Whether connected by membership, geography, or the tape trading scene, the artists in and around the EEMC shared compelling visions of the future we now inhabit, vividly captured on home-recorded tapes and distributed via zines, classi eds, and local radio. Switched-On Eugene is a deep dive into a heretofore forgotten sonic microcosm unlike any other. 

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    Barry says: A brilliant and enthralling document of the all-encompassing electronic maelstrom of the 1980's, from outsider synth grooves, more percussive outsider electronics and shuddering industrial shadows. Brilliantly varied and thoroughly worthwhile. Another Numero stormer.

                                                                                    Jazzy AF house compilation here from four, no five darlings of the new school.

                                                                                    Let's first celebrate in our city's own Contours, who's "Dither" track shows just why he's one in demand producer at the moment. Concentric synthlines wrapping around a steady mechanized beat while trailing arpeggios, energetic congas and dreamy piano flurries add that to the jazz-informed palette he's slowly made he own through some thoughtful and well received releases.

                                                                                    Chocky adds to his steadily growing catalogue with "Pickle Dat" - a weighty piece of late night house music with a restrained tempo and rich musical passages included skilled Rhodes part.

                                                                                    Elles x Violet kick off the B side with "YRNYB", a tried and tested dancefloor destroyer which has already done the rounds in a cult Peckham basement and shows that sometimes all you need's a kick drum, acid line and muffled vocal chop to get the floor grinding.

                                                                                    Completing the release, Dublin artist Replete serves up a lovely slice of thick, gloopy, percussive house music that slowly builds to a crescendo. Containing dusty acid line, blurred perc and darting analogue arps, this should appeal to fans of Major Problems, Sued, DJ Sotofett / Sex Tags etc etc. 


                                                                                    This release builds on the critically acclaimed Red Bull Music Academy radio documentary series of the same name that chronicles the history and global influence of this exciting early strain of electronic music. Researched and curated by Diggin In The Carts writer / co-director Nick Dwyer and Hyperdub label head Kode9, the collection plunges deep into the rare archives of the chip era of Japanese video game music. The collection features artwork by renowned Japanese anime artist Koji Morimoto, whose distinctive style has featured in films like Memories and The Animatrix.

                                                                                    The music in this collection was made for globally renowned systems, from Famicom, Super Famicom and the PC-Engine through to popular Japanese home computer platforms like the MSX, MSXturboR and the PC-8801. Diggin In The Carts showcases these works not just as ‘music for video games,’ but as incredible pieces of electronically produced Japanese music that stand on their own. Some of the greatest art is created within limitations, and often the most pioneering and influential periods in electronic music have resulted from artists pushing existing technology to its limits. The 8-bit and 16-bit era of video game music in the 1980s and early 1990s saw composers squeezing the most technicolour array of sounds, tones and melodies from the limited chips and channels they had at their disposal. With every new system came a new sound chip, and every chip brought its own personality, with Japanese games companies adopting all kinds of methods to give their games the sonic edge, from customizing their chips to boost the console's capabilities to composers developing bespoke computer programs to generate their own unique sound palette. From Soshi Hosoi’s Steve Reich inspired minimalist masterpiece ‘Mister Diviner’ from The Mahjong Touhaiden, to the dazzling high-tech chip soul of Toshiharu Yamanishi’s ‘Shooting Stars’ from legendary Mega Drive shooter Thunder Force IV, and not forgetting the saw tooth heavy darkness of the Konami Kukeiha Club on titles like ‘Mouryou Senki Madara’ and ‘Esper Dream II’, Diggin In The Carts aims to bring the pleasure and depth of this music to an audience inside and outside the gaming world. The release of the compilation coincides with Red Bull Music Academy’s Diggin In The Carts event series, which brings Japan's leading composers of video game music together with a new generation of artists in London, Los Angeles, Tokyo and beyond, starting in October. 

                                                                                    Macadam man Sacha Mambo turns on the red light, fills up the smoke machine and gets very weird with the second instalment of his Danzas Electricas compilation. Where the first volume saw a who's who of deranged diggers firing a wealth of obscure obscenities through the mangle, delivering a double pack+ of edit action, this new collection presents only artists from nowadays and takes distance from the edits to push original and weird electronic music of close artists friends from Dresden, Copenhagen, Berlin, Prague, Lyon and Hamburg. Some of them are already relatives of Macadam Mambo : Konsistent, Wosto, Heninspace Eva Geist or Sacha himself and it introduces new acts : Ekstern (Nixxon & Spacelex), Service, Houschyard or Sauerstofff to present a good mixture of kraut, punk and industrial tracks, which never get lost in the dark.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    Patrick says: Uncompromising weirdshit here as Sasha Mambo invites his nearest and dearest to dive headlong into the dark wired sound. Opting for originals rather than edits, this is the perfect soundtrack for the witching hour.

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    The Hoochie Koo - Volume 1

                                                                                      This is the first volume in the Hoochie Koo series. The soundtrack to Berlin's best club night! Limited edition of 700 copies.

                                                                                      It's Saturday night in Berlin and the Hoochie Krew is stirring it up. DJ Don Rogall surveys the crowd, takes a sip of beer, and slides a 10" screamer onto the deck. As the scruffy yowl of a guitar unites with an insistent upbeat, a man in a beret shouts into a mic, speaking in tongues, transported, "Wobedoowop! Do the Camel Twist!" Go-go girls in leopard print bikinis undulate to the wail of a sax. A sultry showgirl appears like a mirage and peels off a crystal-crusted glove to whistles and whoops. It's a juke joint, a barrel house, an alternate time and dimension, with the whole room flailing in giddy unison, spirited into that raw, earthy, elemental rhythm. That is the Hoochie Koo. 


                                                                                      After 19 years of independently releasing music the ‘Shapes’ compilation series continues to encompass the best of the Brighton-based label’s eclectic and international roster.

                                                                                      Featuring the best of Tru Thoughts’ recent releases, remixes and collaborations, this compilation is released on Limited Edition Green Double vinyl (with full 32 track download card).

                                                                                      Highlighting their eclectic roster, this collection stands as a marker in time, to take stock and celebrate the label’s rising stars, as well as some rare hidden gems from the catalogue. Repping Tru Thoughts new rising stars from across the pond, there are key tracks from LA soul trio Moonchild, the orchestral jazz/ hip-hop phenomenon that is Sly5thAve’s tribute to Dr. Dre, as well as newer additions to the label such the lo-fi, North African inspired beats and melodies of Te’Amir.

                                                                                      Closer to home the album sees studio versions and remixes from the likes of Uniting Of Opposites, Flowdan, Nonames and rising star Rhi. 


                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                      Coloured LP Info: Transparent green vinyl, limited to 500 copies.

                                                                                      Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                      New Glasgow electro and techno label Tremors presents its first vinyl release - "Aftershocks Volume 1".

                                                                                      Electro legend Dexter kicks off proceedings, remixing the sci-fi electro of Old Boy's "Tracer". With unique, modular perc swirls and a fluttery, space station aesthetic this kicks off the EP and label with a finesse and style that instantly elevate it above the current electro renaissance also-rans.

                                                                                      Next up is James Shinra taking turns on Actor's emotive techno monolith "Memory Gene". A slow, tectonic piece capable of shifting moods and breaking down personal barrier with its overwhelmingly harmonic vibrations.

                                                                                      Patrick Walker revisits vintage late 90s acid techno as he morphs Actor's "Selfish Lover" into a concentric tribal techno slammer somewhere between James Rushkin, Oliver Ho and Ben Sims - wheeeee!

                                                                                      Finally, rising Hungarian producer David Harleydson injects "The Gulf" (also by Actor) with some face paced electro funk vibes. Making his intent known on the scene, this relatively under-the-radar producer is defo one 2 watch.

                                                                                      Recommended!




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