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V.A. - Napoli Segreta Volume 1
V.A.
Napoli Segreta Volume 1
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Early Sounds / NG Rec)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.09.2018
Early Sounds in collaboration with NG Rec, presents first volume of "Napoli Segreta", the rarest and most sought after compositions of the 70's and 80's Napolitan disco and funk scene.
Ryo Fukui - Scenery
Ryo Fukui
Scenery
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
24,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ryo Fukui’s 1976 highly sought-after jazz masterpiece Scenery in a Deluxe Limited Edition 2018 Reissue, 180g, Half Speed Master, Gold Sticker, Obi Tag, Stoughton Sleeve, Limited to 2000. We Release Jazz (WRWTFWW Records’ new sister-label) is proud to present its first release, the official reissue of Ryo Fukui’s highly sought-after masterpiece Scenery (1976), sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180g vinyl mastered at half speed for audiophile sound.
Trio Ternura - A Gira / Last Tango In Paris
Trio Ternura
A Gira / Last Tango In Paris
7" | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Melodies International)
13,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Trio Ternura (or Tenderness Trio) consisted of two sisters, Jussara, Jurema and their brother Robson. Their father, Umberto Silva was a revered Brazilian songwriter and recording artist who introduced his children to the music world at a very young age. After performing some songs on broadcast television and at festivals early on, their father Umberto and brother, Beto Scala wrote A Gira for the Trio to record. The song is a tribute to nature, spirituality and mindfulness. The hommage is made through a form of “cantico” (chant) or “saudacao” (salutation), aimed at invoking an Orisha named “Oxossi". Otherwise known as “Saints", Orishas are the deities worshiped in the Afro-Brazilian religion of “Candomblé". African religion and culture have had an undeniable impact in Brazil, especially in music and on artists with African roots as its rituals were often accompanied by music comprising highly percussive drumming. As a result, A Gira, an homage to a Candomble deity recorded in 1973 involves mesmerizing polyrhythms from the very first few bars and throughout, followed by the sisters’ soaring vocals and impeccable instrumentation. It’s a song that they can really identify with, in their own words “it has the dancing, the expression, the lyrics and musical relaxation - something very Brazilian". Originally released on Polydor in Brazil, fully licensed and remastered from the tapes - MEL012 comes forth in its 7-inch original vinyl format and digitally, b/w Trio Ternura’s stunning version of Gato Barbieri’s Last Tango in Paris and is accompanied by the first bilingual Melozine.
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Amy Winehouse
Back To Black
LP | 2007 | EU | Original (Universal)
16,14 €* 16,99 € -5%
Release:2007 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
produced by Mark Ronson & Salaam Remi ... The Brit Awards say britains best female artist ... finally on vinyl!
Sudan Archives - Sink EP
Sudan Archives
Sink EP
12" | 2018 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Nont For Sale" ist nicht Produkt eines Schreibfehlers, sondern ist Titel-Track der "Sink EP" der US-Amerikanerin Brittany Parks alias Sudan Archives. Dieser R&B-Song - angereichert mit klimpernden Violinen-Tupfern, groovenden 808-Beats und hypnotischen Loops - zeigt das große Potential der Ausnahme-Künstlerin. Sudan Archives kombiniert virtuos R&B, Soul und Electronica mit ihrem Violinen-Spiel, welches deutlich von nordafrikanischer Musik beeinflusst ist. Ihr warmer Soul-Gesang und ihre Raps geben den Songs einen Pop-Anstrich. Eine Mixtur die wunderbar zu dem Label Stones Throw passt.
Cymande - Fug / Brothers On The Slide
Cymande
Fug / Brothers On The Slide
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic funk-soul material of the highest order from the brilliant, Cymande. Mastered from original tapes. Official Mr Bongo reissue.‘Fug’ and ‘Brothers On The Slide’ are two classic, essential Cymande tracks. Taken from their ‘Second Time Round’ and ‘Promised Heights’ LP’s, respectively.
V.A. - Onda De Amor: Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were (1984-94)
V.A.
Onda De Amor: Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were (1984-94)
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Soundway)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Some crate-digging compilations are often the result of someone hand-picking their choice favourites from another country’s musical history, perhaps unaware or uninvolved with its cultural lineage in the process. On Soundway’s latest release - a treasure trove of synth jams, pop, samba boogie, balearic and electro from 1980 & ‘90s Brazil - the tracks are picked by Millos Kaiser, one half of the Brazilian duo Selvagem, who are at the helm of throwing some of the country’s best dance parties. It’s a rare compilation that offers Brazilian music actually picked by a Brazilian.Whilst names such as Ricardo Bomba, Villa Box, Fogo Baiano, Electric Boogies and Batista Junior may not be household names, they tell an untold, yet rich and important part of musical history in Brazil. The release also covers a decade that has been intentionally forgotten and brushed aside by many in the country.Onda De Amor is a release that is loaded with smooth grooves, bubbling bass, glistening synthesisers, funk strutting guitar lines and sheen of production that undeniably marks it of its time. For Kaiser this compilation is about reintroducing music during a period of reappraisal, catching a new wave and hoping contemporary listeners will ride it with him. “The idea is to do justice to these songs. Songs that combine all the right ingredients that should have put them on radio playlists when I was growing up or at least in the cases of more adventurous DJs”.Millos Kaiser is a DJ, digger, vinyl junkie/dealer born in Rio de Janeiro and living in São Paulo for the past 8 years. He launched the dance party/club night Selvagem with partner Trepanado in 2010, bringing thousands of dancers one Sunday a month to a public square in the heart of São Paulo.
N’Draman Blintch - Cosmic Sounds
N’Draman Blintch
Cosmic Sounds
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Hot Mule & Secousse)
23,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Tired of reading the words ‘classic’, ‘masterpiece’, ‘missing link’, ‘cult’, in every press release? Just trust us on this one: We have no choice but to use those words and urge you to (re)discover one of the ultimate Afro-Disco lost classics. How could such a masterpiece stay in obscurity for so long? Well, no one knows where N’Draman is. He’s presumed dead, and so is Mr Patrick, the label owner, an ex-football player who turned his focus into fashion after suffering a career ending injury. Selling jeans from an outlet in Monrovia (Liberia), he only ventured in the music business for a short period of time, releasing a handful of incredible albums on his Cosmic Sounds imprint.The word on the street was that Nigerian legend William Onyeabor was somehow involved with the production of the album, or maybe playing synths on it. Both were inaccurate, although N’Draman Blintch’s previous and first record Cikamele, was indeed recorded at Willfilms, Onyeabor’s studio. And some of the musicians playing here were also key members in his pool of session musicians.Cosmic Sounds is many things: Psychedelic, politically engaged, funky to death, full of synths, with an artwork to die for, a perfect crossover of African and Western culture: Music for the body and soul, Cosmic disco before the genre even existed. Did DJ Danielle Baldelli hear it? Was it ever played by Larry Levan or Mancuso? In a pre-internet era, it’s unlikely but not impossible.We are extremely honored in carrying the reissue of this gem and have treated the task with utmost respect: both artwork and audio were restored by specialists, and liner notes were written by Temitope Kogbe, Afro-Funk expert who runs the Odion Livingston label, founded with legendary producer Odion Iruoje. 38 years after its original release, the world is finally ready to hear Cosmic Sounds in all its glory.
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - The Serpent's Mouth HHV Green Vinyl Edition
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
The Serpent's Mouth HHV Green Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Big Crown)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Strictly limited to 300 copies and exclusively available at HHV. Following up on the massive worldwide success of their debut album 55, Bacao Rhythm & Steel band is back with another heavy duty offering. Pickingup where they left off and incorporating a ton of new recording techniques they take a huge step forward with The Serpent’s Mouth. Named after theeight-mile strait between the island of Trinidad and the coast of Venezuela, The Serpent’s Mouth is a journey through both originals and covers,combining classic elements that wide-eared music fans already know, and mashing them up in new and unique ways.Take “1 Thing” – on it, the group attacks the galloping, chopped Amerie smash hit, with singing pans that follow the R & B vocal. The sound is crispand up-front, arguably more muscular than the 2005 original. On “Great To Be Here,” they take on the Jackson 5 B-Boy favorite (which stretches backto the Zulu Nation / Bronx block party days) – uncoincidentally, the original version featured a guitar lick that emulated a steel pan run. Here, it getsan even more pulsating groove, adding open-drums breaks throughout, to get DJs salivating. The group veers through more inventively-constructedcovers as the album’s sequence continues, including Gang Starr’s “All For The Cash”, Mary J. Blige’s “I Love You”, and the recently unleashed firstsingle, “XXplosive” and “Burn,” paying tribute to both Dr. Dre and Mobb Deep for a bi-coastal funk party. And, as band leader Bjorn Wagner states,“My favorite cover on the album is probably ‘Crockett Theme,’ which is the theme to ‘Miami Vice.’ I always loved the melody, and the cosmic vibe ofthe song, and I was honestly surprised that it worked without synthesizers.”This time around the group’s originals are even stronger, as evidenced by cuts like the flute-fueled break-fest of “Hoola Hoop”, the slow and spacey“Touchdown”, and the album’s title track, the future-epic-adventure-movie-soundtrack cut “The Serpent’s Mouth.” Wagner explains, “I wrote the songwith Bernhard Hummer as an instrumental fantasy story – think of pirates, smugglers and a dangerously beautiful sea passage towards the island. Itbecame an allegory for our mind travels into the world of the steel pan.”The Serpent’s Mouth is sure to please past fans and newly-minted ones alike. It seems like a new era for Steel Drum music is upon us, and Bacao isfirmly leading the way into the hearts of music fans around the world.
FKJ - French Kiwi Juice
FKJ
French Kiwi Juice
2LP | 2017 | EU | Reissue (Roche Musique)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is a repress. Multi - instrumentalist with rare elegance, FKJ unveils its first album French Kiwi Juice, and invites us in his world.
Ben Pirani - How Do I Talk To My Brother? Blue Vinyl Edition
Ben Pirani
How Do I Talk To My Brother? Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Colemine)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Blue vinyl is limited to 1000 copies! Only 1 per customer! "It'd be easy to mistake this release for yet another soul revival album made by a dude who wasn't there the first time around - but it'd be the listener's mistake to make. What kind of record is a man with a punk past going to make when he's been a mod, a rocker and a rare soul collector in between? One that draws on a familial history of activism, sacrifice and earnest hustling - the very same things we're all being called upon to conjure as a society in this present moment. This is a body of work that lets neither performer nor listener off the hook, yet still understands the need for care and cause in the spaces between. Consider it: A band of fighters meant for the clear-eyed lovers of the world. Ben Pirani is not fooling around, and neither are the working musicians who agreed to make this record with him." - Jocelyn Brown Colemine Records is proud to present the debut LP from Ben Pirani. A record that feels so very easy and familiar, but at the same time fresh and relevant. Like the hype sticker says, "Soul music that's so positive it might just spark a revolution!"
Wendell Harrison & Phillip Ranelin - A Message From The Tribe
Wendell Harrison & Phillip Ranelin
A Message From The Tribe
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Tribe)
27,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Genius work from the Detroit underground of the 70s – one of the greatest records ever on the now-famous Tribe Records label, and a masterpiece of soul, jazz, and righteous spirit! The session's headed by tenor player Wendell Harrison – and it's got an all-star Motor City lineup that includes Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, Phil Ranelin on trombone, Jeamel Lee on vocals, Charles Eubanks on electric piano, and Charles Moore on flugel horn. The tracks have a spacious spiritual approach that recalls some of the later Archie Shepp on Impulse – a blend of soul jazz with slight touches of electric instrumentation, some vocals, and a very progressive spirit overall – stepping proud in the new freedoms of the 70s, yet still swinging and very groovy.
Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno - Death Of The Revolution
Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno
Death Of The Revolution
LP | 2013 | EU | Original (Tru Thoughts / HHV)
16,14 €* 16,99 € -5%
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally it has been releases on CD as well as on 3 separate 7" vinyls. Thanks to the fine people at Tru Thoughts - we are very pleased to offer the full album on LP now in collaboration with the HHV Label!"Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno" is one of the latest in the constantly evolving series of musical outings from the unstoppable Will Holland - aka Quantic - and amazingly "Death Of The Revolution" represented his tenth full album release on Tru Thoughts.
Ryo Fukui - Mellow Dream
Ryo Fukui
Mellow Dream
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
24,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ryo Fukui’s 1977 highly sought-after jazz gem Mellow Dream in a Deluxe Limited Edition 2018 Reissue, 180g, Half Speed Master, Gold Sticker, Obi Tag, Stoughton Sleeve, Limited to 1000. We Release Jazz (WRWTFWW Records’ new sister-label) is thrilled to present the official reissue of criminally overlooked Japanese jazz gem Mellow Dream (1977) by Hokkaido pianist wunderkind Ryo Fukui, released in conjunction with the its legendary predecessor Scenery, sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180g vinyl mastered at half speed for audiophile sound.
Yussef Kamaal (Yussef Dayes & Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu) - Black Focus
Yussef Kamaal (Yussef Dayes & Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu)
Black Focus
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Brownswood)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
The borders between London’s musical tribes have always been porous. For Yussef Kamaal, the sound of the capital – with its hum of jungle, grime and broken beat – has shaped a self-taught, UK-tipped approach to playing jazz. In the states, the genre’s long-running to-and-fro with hip hop – from Robert Glasper to Kamasi Washington – has reimagined it within US culture. On Black Focus, Yussef Kamaal frame jazz inside the bass-saturated, pirate radio broadcasts of London. Taking inspiration from the anything-goes spirit of ‘70s jazz-funk, on albums by Herbie Hancock or the Mahavishnu Orchestra, it’s a loose template with plenty of room to experiment. The pair, made up of Yussef Dayes and Kamaal Williams (aka Henry Wu), have had little in the way of formal training. Instead, their musical tastes – and approach to playing – are indebted to Thelonious Monk’s piano as much as the drum programming of Kaidi Tatham. “It's all about the drums and the keys,” Williams says. “Not to take anything from anyone else, but that's where it all originates from: the chords, the rhythm of the chords and the drums.” Born out of a one-off live session to perform Williams’ solo material for Boiler Room, it soon became a project in its own right. Coming together as Yussef Kamaal, they played a series of live shows where little more than a chord progression would be planned before taking to the stage Bringing that unspoken understanding to the recording sessions (engineered by Malcolm Catto of The Heliocentrics), the unplanned, telepathically spawned grooves retain the raw energy of their live shows. “It's not so much about complete arrangement, it's more about flow,” Dayes says. “A lot of the tracks are just made spontaneously – Henry will be playing two chords, I'll fill in the groove and we'll just leave the arrangement naturally.” Both hail from South East London, crossing paths in 2007 as teenagers playing their first pub gigs around Peckham and Camberwell. Dayes drums for cosmically-inclined, afrobeat outfit United Vibrations, while Williams – on top of drumming and playing keys in different incarnations over the years – has made waves with his solo, synth-draped house 12"s for much-fêted labels like 22a and Rhythm Section.
Gloria Barnes - Uptown
Gloria Barnes
Uptown
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Maple / Reminded)
26,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Finally, repressed!Insanely raw soul from 1971! Extremely rare and being reissued for the first time here. Gloria Barnes teams up with The Ohio Players and Lee Moses to create her only LP, Uptown, that would become highly desirable in the deep soul/funk market and just now seeing the light of day again in 2017. This is one of those records that all you have to do is drop the needle and funk/soul folks are gonna snatch it up. The repress run comes un-numbered.
Elysian Spring - Glass Flowers
Elysian Spring
Glass Flowers
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Le Tres Jazz Club)
24,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Can words really describe music ? It may be hard when music is as fantastic as on this LP. « Glass flowers » is an unclassifiable album, overtaking the jazz outlines, recorded in 1969 by Rainer Bertrams (piano, vibes, flute) , Bruce Krasin (Saxophone, flute) , Lenny Ezbicky (drums) et Jimmy Bridges (bass). Only 500 copies of the record were privatly made by a group of student which where fans of the band. Repressed for the first time on LP by Le Très jazz club, this repress comes with an insert documenting the story of The Elysian Spring and the recording of this true masterpiece.
Amnesie - Turas
Amnesie
Turas
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Best Record Italy)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another italo-disco and proto-house classic that inspired the early house movement. Heavily played in Chicago now reissued in the right form including the unreleased dub version mixed by the legendary dj Tony Carrasco !
Klein & MBO - The MBO Theme
Klein & MBO
The MBO Theme
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Best Record Italy)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
The ""MBO Theme"" represents one of the first hits on the early days of chicago house movement. Now came back with the plus of the unreleased ""Italian Version"" (on the side B instead of the unnecessary radio cut).This project is being managed by Mario Boncaldo the same man behind some other great italo-disco projects like ""Tullio De Piscopo - Stop Bajon"" and ""Plastic Mode - Baja Imperial"" today is enriched with this unreleased edit produced by Mario himself back in the days and availabel only on the quarter inch studio tape... this cut is more heavy and club oriented because there are no vocals so there is more space for synth and bassline parts, a must play for every set!
Ezra Collective - Juan Pablo: The Philospher
Ezra Collective
Juan Pablo: The Philospher
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Enter The Jungle)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Synergy in motion, London five-piece Ezra Collective are proving themselves as a harmonious tour de force. Their sound nods respectfully to a classic jazz footprint, celebrating the originators whilst simultaneously carving a path solely their own. EzraCollective marry the delicate technicalities of jazz musicianship with afrobeat and hip hop, tied together by a sound that’s unmistakably London. Their live show is one of dynamic union; the strength of their partnership shines in performances that are commanding yet sensitive, soulful and pertinently groove-laced.Following a joyous and stunningly cohesive show in May 2016, Boiler Room rightly labelled the group as “pioneering the new-wave of U.K. jazz”. As the genre enjoys a new lease of life that is gaining momentum across the country, Ezra Collective are adding their own fresh and imaginative face to a style that continues to be “as entertaining as it is educational” (Trench).In a year that saw them sell out legendary London venue Ronnie Scott’s not once but twice, 2017 also bought with it the release of their genre-bending second EP, Juan Pablo: The Philosopher . After Ezra Collective took the EP on a successful tour across the U.K and Europe and completely sold out of the vinyl, Juan Pablo: The Philosopher went on to win the accolade of Best Jazz Album at Gilles Peterson’s esteemed Worldwide Awards Jan 2018
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - Journey in Satchidananda / Blue Nile
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra
Journey in Satchidananda / Blue Nile
12" | 2015 | EU | Reissue (Gondwana)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally isused back in 2015 and now selling for silly money on Discogs and Ebay, Gondwana Records is delighted to announce the re-release of Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra's tribute to Allce Coltrane / Journey in Satchidananda and Blue Nile. Featuring Matthew Halsall trumpet, Lisa Mallett flute, Rachael Gladwin harp, Taz Modi piano, Gavin Barras bass, Gaz Hughes drums and Nat Birchall percussion and recorded at the legendary Maida Vale Studios. Vinyl and download. Packed in a distinctive bright orange Gondwana Records sleeve this is the first in a collectors series of spiritual jazz limited-edition EPs set for release in 2018 as part of Gondwana Records' 10th anniversary.
Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
Kamasi Washington
Heaven & Earth
5LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Young Turks)
49,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Der Jazz-Innovator Kamasi Washington veröffentlicht am 22.06.18 sein neues Album „Heaven & Earth“ auf Young Turks. Der langerwartete Nachfolger zu seinem Debüt „The Epic“ ist ein Konzeptalbum, das aus zwei Hälften besteht, die sich thematisch Himmel und Erde zuordnen lassen. Die insgesamt 16 Tracks, die sich auf vier Vinyle verteilen, wurden mit seiner Band The Next Step, wie auch Mitgliedern des The West Coast Get Down Kollektivs in den Henson Studios in Los Angeles aufgenommen. Die Musik auf „Heaven & Earth“ wurde von Kamasi Washington geschrieben und komponiert und unter Mithilfe von Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Ronald Bruner, Jr., Cameron Graves, Brandon Coleman, Miles Mosley, Patrice Quinn, Tony Austin und vielen anderen arrangiert.
V.A. - Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe 1980-1991
V.A.
Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe 1980-1991
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe, 1980-1991' is compiled by record connoisseur Raphael Top-Secret and label man Jamie Tiller that brings together twenty one tracks from across the continent; exploring the more unusual and unexpected sides of pop music produced during that period. Printed Inner sleeves.Drawing material from cult experimental artists alongside one-off independent musical projects rescued from the fringes, ’Uneven Paths’ focuses on a selection of tracks that go beyond the confines of mainstream pop music but which also transcend expectations of much of the ’experimental’ music of the time. This is music with one foot in the avant-garde and another foot firmly rooted within the sensibilities of Pop; where Jazz musicians detour into Synth-Pop, Punk bands break into Boogie jams, and student doctors jam out on odd melodies with synthesizers and drum machines during their night shifts.
Satari / Nicky Feat. Satari - Smile / Nobody To Love
Satari / Nicky Feat. Satari
Smile / Nobody To Love
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (La Casa Tropical)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
First release of label La Casa Tropical, 2 South African nuggets.. Especially ''Smile'' is a sought after tune by Satari! Tip!Synth heavy South African Disco Boogie from the Mid 80’s. First issued near the end of the synth-pop era that gave boom to the local record industry, this release takes the B-sides off the mysterious group’s first 2 singles recorded at Johannesburg’s legendary Satbel and Ovation Studio. Combining live instruments and an embrace of the electronic gear that was already standard in all studios city wide, the newly formed supergroup was able to create a unique sound at a time the word ‘Disco” was starting to be associated with a different emerging movement.Initially a side project for the group Image (later changing their name to Ymage to avoid confusion after some success in Europe), the new outfit re-enlisted the help of their original producer and long time friend Sidwell Duda, followed with the addition of novice artist and songwriter Bibi Msomi . Their first release was a new take on a song they had recorded for their hit EP which became their first record to see a run outside their home country. Snuck on the B side was a steady 4/4 beat with fat bass synth and the quick funky keyboard licks Don Laka was known for. After an unsuccessful debut the newly formed group hoped to draw attention with a single front man. For their second release they used a tactic common amongst producers 10 years prior during the reign of the 7” single. Bringing two of his own compositions to the session, but unable to lead the group himself, Bibi’s independence and unique voice led to the creation of the ultra suave, party playboy known as Nicky Love. Although neither single saw any real success and failed to make it past an initial run of 500 copies, the now backing group known as Satari managed to produce a few more titles into the fast changing market that left their sound behind.
Brian Bennett - Voyage: A Journey Into Discoid Funk
V.A. - Princes Of Abzu
V.A.
Princes Of Abzu
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Hard Fist)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
The Lyon imprint Hard Fist strikes again with the collaborative Princes of Abzu EP, federating producers hailing from multiple horizons. Although they may belong to different geographical spaces (London, Moscow, Amman, Tokyo, Paris…), the artists gathered in the EP share a common love for middle-eastern sounds and their transcendantal powers, which they mix with cosmic industrial beats, creating mystical imaginary landscapes, as if beduins were organising a pagan rave in a Düsseldorf factory. In addition with the producers, many musicians took part in this project, like for instance Mejwez's player Abu Sayah and Hervé Carvalho from Acid Arab who play in Semsemeh.
Dizzy K. Falola - Sweet Music Volume 1
Dizzy K. Falola
Sweet Music Volume 1
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Sticky Buttons)
31,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Having previously featured on Comb and Razor's popular compilation 'Brand New Wayo', Caribou's 'The Longest Mixtape: 1000 Songs For You' (twice) and remixed by numerous DJs including Kornel Kovacs. It has long been over due that Nigerian synth-funk legend Dizzy K gets the reissue he deserves, teaming up with London based record label Sticky Buttons for a very special double LP compilation. Dizzy K Falola is one of Nigeria's most adored disco funk artists form the early 80's. His career was propelled by EMI Nigeria who brought him to notoriety with his first album 'Excuse Me Baby', released in 1982. Excuse Me Baby became an instant success in Nigeria and within 3 months he was back in the studio recording his second album and touring with international superstars such as The Whispers. The success of his work came both from the creative collaboration of musicians and their progressive style of synth-funk and disco influenced heavily by western artists. The team included Nkono Teles, Felix Liberty and Dizzy K's mentor and manager Tony Okoroji amongst others who together formed the disco funk that infected the homes, streets and clubs of Lagos. Noted in 'Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World', Dizzy K's song titled Saturday Night Raps which features on Excuse Me Baby is thought to have been on of the earliest examples of commercial African Rap music. It was examples like this that showed Dizzy K was bringing something new to the Nigerian boogie scene. With careful restoration by Colin Young at See Why Audio, (who's expertise and talents have graced some of the most iconic reissues of recent years, including "Who Is William Onyeabor" and Charanjit Singh's "Synthesizing: Ten Raga's to a Disco Beat") and vinyl mastering conducted by The Carvery, cutting the masters on a Neumann VMS70 mastering lathe originally used in Nashville's CBS studio to cut Motown classics. This is an uncompromising vinyl package covering Dizzy K's first 3 albums from '82-'84. Compiled for the dance floor and offering Sticky Buttons take on the bright boogie goodness of Dizzy. With personal liner notes from the artist and fresh artwork by the team this is a record that cuts to the point.
Richenel - Perfect Stranger
Richenel
Perfect Stranger
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Music From Memory return with a further six tracks from Dutch musician Richenel. Continuing with recordings taken from his debut album 'La Diferencia’, originally released in 1982 on the cult Amsterdam cassette only label Fetisj, the tracks on Music From Memory’s second EP ‘Perfect Stranger’ includes alternate takes drawn from Richenel’s personal copy of the album alongside a further composition which didn’t make it onto the original Fetisj cassette. Studying set and costume design whilst making a name for himself as a singer and performer in Amsterdam’s underground clubs, Richenel played with several disco acts and cultivated an extravagant cross-gender stage persona before connecting with members of the local label. Hooking up through their time together at the Rietveld art academy in Amsterdam, Fetisj was an experimental multi media collective which revolved around a loose mix of various young artists and musicians. Having developed a house band with artists going by a number of different pseudonyms the label set up their own small makeshift studio and would produce and sell the cassettes through their distribution network and at events across the city. Recorded amongst the turmoiled punk and squatter scene of Amsterdam against a backdrop of drugs and social unrest, the ‘La Diferencia’ sessions reflect a unique mix of punk aesthetics with a synthesized bedroom funkiness. A somewhat illustrious figure in Dutch pop history with his flamboyant appearance as well as having one of the more exceptional male voices to come out of the country, Richenel would go on to record a number of successful albums and hit singles in the Netherlands and beyond. This largely unknown album on Fetisj however, seems to embody the spirit of another time; a particularly unique and richly creative moment in Amsterdam’s musical and cultural history and one that is deserving of a much wider audience. ‘Perfect Stranger’ is co-compiled by Orpheu De Jong.
V.A. - Heads Records - South African Disco Dub Edits
V.A.
Heads Records - South African Disco Dub Edits
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Soundway)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Off the back of the recent Gumba Fire compilation, Soundway selects more sure-fire disco burners: a 4-track, dancefloor-orientated EP drawing from the Heads label out of South Africa.The Heads label lasted a brief two years between 1982 and 1984. Started and run by the late South African producer and singer Emil Zoghby, it released only a handful of records before folding.The early 1980s in the country was a time when disco was starting to fade into what was becoming known as Bubblegum: pop music aimed at the black population of South Africa. William Mthethwa and his backing band the Young Five started off in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s Mthethwa became a big star not only within his native Sotho community but all over South Africa. As with many of his releases, “You Turn Me On” was produced by the renowned engineer and producer Peter Moticoe. This was a big, meaty, classic early 80s disco jam that appeared on a 12” only, featuring a long instrumental dub version on the B-side. New York’s JKriv takes elements of the vocal and dub and reworks them into a condensed dancefloor winner.Adaye were a Heads studio outfit featuring Tom Dollar on vocals, and selected here is their typically 1980s track “Turn it Up” which saw some success in the charts. The Manyane cut “Thabong” fuses traditional Sotho music with electronics, synths and drum machines - a popular style at the time.Sofrito’s Frankie Francis gives both the Adaye and Manyane tracks the cut-up treatment focussing heavily on the spaced-out weirdness of the dub versions but adding nothing other than a fine ear for an edit.To complete the set we include “Picnic”, another in-demand track from the Heads archives that was originally the flip side to the track “Picnicing” (featured on Gumba Fire) by the mostly instrumental studio outfit Starlight. They recorded one album and a series of 12s that included classic covers of American and Italian disco cuts.
Black Pumas - Black Moon Rising / Fire Colored Vinyl Version
Ichiro Fujiya & Takeshi Kurihara - Elephant And A Barbar
Ichiro Fujiya & Takeshi Kurihara
Elephant And A Barbar
LP | 2018 | JP | Original (Musilogue)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / JP – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition of 300 copies only!Ryota Nozaki(Jazztronik) has just launched a new project called Musilogue. Musilogue is a cultural music project by musicians who are active in many music scenes. At the moment 60 musicians are already involved in Musilogue. They believe professional musicians are artists and artisans. They can create new kinds of high quality music through our collaboration. To record this music and to introduce a new style of working for musicians is Musilogue’s biggest theme. On the other hand Musilogue has a plan to start teaching music to people who want to enjoy music more and also to become professional. Musilogue has released its 1st album “Elephant and a barbar” by Bass player Ichiro Fujiya and Sax player Takeshi Kurihara. This album was originally made for selling at venues where they would play. Due to popular demand Musilogue decided to release it more widely. Ichiro Fujiya is an amazing bass player who has supported Jazztronik for 10 years and also other Japanese pop music artists.T akeshi Kurihara started off in the underground scene and since then he has supported many artists like Soil&pimp sessions, Kyoto Jazz Sextet and Jazztronik. Ryota Nozaki(Jazztronik) plays piano and Rhodes and has composed 2 tunes (8)(9) on this album. Effective guitar is played by Arata Inoue who is active in the underground music scene in Tokyo.Musilogue has chosen young creator Ryo Kawahara as a remixer for a bonus track. “Elephant and a barbar” is their own style of New Jazz with a deep and sometimes ambient feeling across the album. This is an album where you can feel the progress of Music.
Ill Considered - Ill Considered 3
Ill Considered
Ill Considered 3
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Ill Considered)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The third album from Ill Considered has been a revelatory part of the journey for its members. While the first album was completely improvised in a two hour session involving all four musicians and no pre-written tunes, the second album was a live gig recorded at The Crypt Jazz Club, London, involving mainly compositions ( taken from the first album, as well as new tunes and some from Wildflower (the other band in which Leon Brichard and Idris Rahman collaborate with drummer Tom Skinner). The creation of Ill Considered 3 was quite different again. A session was booked at the same studio in which Ill Considered’s first album was created, and the four musicians met (this time with Satin Singh on percussion) with a view to recording some pre-written melodies as well as some fresh, improvised material. The band soon realised that although the pre-written tunes were to some degree working nicely, there was no comparison with the vibe, energy, spontaneity and overall freedom of the fully improvised material. There is a musical freedom that this particular combination of musicians needs to express - throwing caution to the wind they create soundscapes, atmospheres, dreamy groove based journeys immediately in the moment, held together by deeply felt musical interaction and the interspersion of hooky bass lines and melodies. Using simple but effective motifs, the band again manage to build from delicate, intimate moments of emotion to screaming climaxes and drum and bass inspired head-bangers. Meditative and spiritual in essence, there are a wide range of textures in this album: Djinn has an ethereal, mystical calm about it, whilst the bass harmonics and minimal percussion of Nada Brahma give an almost Gamelan-like texture. Delusion and Meditation have a head-nodding, deep and dirty jazz-funk-inspired restless energy punctuated by abstract melodic hooks that stay with you long after you’ve finished listening. Along with the improvised band tracks, there are three short solo tracks from bass, drums and sax - again created in the spirit of freedom.
Nubya Garcia - Nubya's 5Ive
Nubya Garcia
Nubya's 5Ive
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Jazz Re:Freshed)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.09.2018
5ive' is remarkable, an intoxicating combination of vibrant soloing and stay-in-your-head hooks. On her debut, Nubya Garcia and her band strike an engrossing balance between long stretches of dreamy exploration and surges of vital virtuosic intensity.
Will Sessions & Amp Fiddler - Rendezvous / Instrumental
Will Sessions & Amp Fiddler
Rendezvous / Instrumental
7'' | 2018 | US | Original (Session Sounds)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
“Rendezvous” is the second single from the forthcoming full-length collaboration between Will Sessions, Amp Fiddler, and Dames Brown, entitled The One. Will Sessions have created a sexy, uptempo track, packed with funky synthesizers and tight horn arrangements, accompanied by talkbox and the vocal stylings of Amp Fiddler (Parliament/ Funkadelic, Was Not Was, Mahogoni Music) and Dames Brown (a female vocal trio). The production techniques have roots that go deep into late 70’s progressive funk and boogie. In addition to the vocal version, the B-side contains an instrumental edit only available in this format. Look out for the full length album, The One, available September 2018 on Sessions Sounds. Second single from the upcoming full-length collaboration with Will Sessions and Amp Fiddler featuring Dames Brown. Single includes both vocal and instrumental versions (instrumental only available in single form).
V.A. - Zamaan Ya Sukkar: Exotic Love Songs And Instrumentals From The Egyptian 60's
V.A.
Zamaan Ya Sukkar: Exotic Love Songs And Instrumentals From The Egyptian 60's
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Radio Martiko)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ein Downloadcode ist inklusive.Zamaan Ya Sukkar ist ein facettenreiches musikalisches Porträt aus der Zeit, als Kairo das pulsierende kulturelle Herz des Nahen Ostens und die Größe der führenden Orchester unvergleichlich war. Ungeschliffene Latin- und Jazz-Tracks lassen den Geist in das glamouröse Nachtleben von Kairo der 60er Jahre abtauchen. Treffen Sie einige vergessene Persönlichkeiten der ägyptischen Musikszene und Filmwelt. Sinnliche Stimmen und Bolly-wood-ähnliche Orchesterklänge entfachen die Körperwahrnehmung mit einer unmerklichen exotischen Komponente! Die gesamte Musik wurde von Sono Cairo von den Original-45ern neu gemastert.
Ozan Ata Canani - Alle Menschen Dieser Erde
Ozan Ata Canani
Alle Menschen Dieser Erde
7" | 2018 | DE | Original (Fun In The Church)
7,99 €*
Release:2018 / DE – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Eines ist sicher: Sobald sie das Stück »Alle Menschen Dieser Erde« von Ozan Ata Canani anmachen, aufschnappen, auflegen oder gar live erleben — Sie begegnen einem wunderbaren Menschen. Und da wären wir gleich im Kern seiner Arbeit: Niemand kann sich seiner Poesie entziehen, die sich einfacher Worte bedient und dabei sehr komplexe Zusammenhänge menschlichen Zusammenlebens beschreibt. Poesie, die Türen öffnet, Brücken schlägt und Visionen für die Zukunft liefert. Es sind einfache Antworten auf schwierige Fragen, Antworten, für die es sich lohnt auf der Welt zu sein. Ata kam 197X mit seiner anatolischen Laute, der Bağlama (weiches g — Bahlama!) aus der Türkei nach Deutschland und erfand als junger Erwachsener den türkischen Song in deutscher Sprache. Was ihm in der türkischen Community viel Ignoranz bescherte. In der deutschen Community passierte ausser ein paar wohlmeinenden Fernsehauftritten nichts. Die Songs verschwanden in der Schublade und wurden nichtmal aufgenommen. Vergessen wurden sie jedoch nicht. Als Imran Ayata und Bülent Kullukçu sich an die Arbeit ihrer vielbeachteten Compilation »Songs Of Gastarbeiter« (Trikont 2013) machten, beschlossen sie, dass es ohne Ata nicht geht. Sie trommelten seine alten Weggefährten zusammen und buchten ein Studio. Heraus kam »Deutsche Freunde«, das Kernstück des Samplers. Wer es hört, vergisst es nicht und es wurde zu einer Art Doyç-Deutschen Nationalhymne. Doch das sind noch so viele Lieder, die nicht aufgenommen wurden. Damit jetzt schon wieder nichts passiert fangen wir an — hier ist die erste Single für Fun In The Church! »Alle Menschen dieser Erde« hat den selbsterklärlichsten Text, den man sich vorstellen kann, daher vermeiden wir die Interpretation. Es ist für alle da. Für Sie, Ihre Nachbarn, Freunde und für Ihre Mutter. Drehen Sie's auf und öffnen Sie die Fenster, dann wird etwas passieren….
David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence
David Axelrod
Song Of Innocence
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Now Again)
27,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
“With Song of Innocence…Axelrod unleashed his remarkable imagination, one that would forevershape his reputation as one of the decade's most eclectic and creative producer-composers.”– SPINAudiophile reissue, lacquered directly from Axelrod’s originalEQ’ed master tapes at Capitol Records by Ron McMaster.Axelrod’s debut, and a ‘60s masterpiece. Celebrated as psychedelic, the birth of jazz-fusion,the harbinger of hip-hop, Song of Innocence is a hybrid that no one, not even Axelrodhimself, could describe. Grounded by Wrecking Crew vets Earl Palmer and Carol Kaye’sfunk, torn between the juxtaposition of musical elements, put at ease, Axelrod’s sweepingarrangements, which utilize brass and strings in a way that no one of his era did. It’s bothviolent and sublime.This is the first Now-Again issue in a series of reissues centered around Axelrod’s CapitolTrilogy – Song of Innocence, Songs of Experience and Earth Rot – which will see releasethrough 2018.Contains oversized, 28 page booklet that delves into Axelrod’s incredible life and music,replete with never before published photos and an interview with Axelrod by Eothen Alapattand Wax Poetics’ Brian Digenti.
Toni Tornado - Toni Tornado
Toni Tornado
Toni Tornado
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Mad About Records)
21,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Legendary Funk soul album from 1972. A Black Rio masterpiece reissue for the first time on Vinyl.
Cortex - Troupeau Bleu
Cortex
Troupeau Bleu
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Trad Vibe)
15,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited repress of this Euro-Jazz-Funk classic!
Zenit - Straight Ahead
Zenit
Straight Ahead
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Edition Hawara)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.09.2018
Ultra rare album, now finally available for an affordable price. Zenit is a jazz ensemble from Krems in Lower Austria, founded in 1976 by Hannes Treiber and Willi Langer. Their music was celebrated locally, but to reduce them to their local fame would be a shame: After all, their first two LPs, Stimmungswechsel (Change of Moods) and Früchte (Fruits), quickly gained them a much wider audience of discerning listeners. Arguably, however, Zenit’s third and final LP Straight Ahead is the most special of their records. It initially came out in 1986 on the producer’s label Spray Records, and is today one of the hardest-to-find Austrian jazz records. Its centrepiece is the infectious slow-motion disco piece “Waiting,” with vocals by American jazz singer Linda Sharrock. Effortlessly bringing together pop, soul and new age vibes, this is a record that is as unique as it is difficult to date. Does it sound like from the 80s? We’re not sure. To our minds at least, it could also be from the future.
Jaubi - Lahore State Of Mind / Lahore State Of Mind (Al Dobson Jr remix)
Jaubi
Lahore State Of Mind / Lahore State Of Mind (Al Dobson Jr remix)
7" | 2018 | UK | Original (Astigmatic)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
“Lahore State of Mind”: Pakistan’s Jaubi pays again tribute to J Dilla including an Al Dobson Jr remix on the flip!Only one copy per customer!Flight from New York to Lahore with layover in London. On the surface New York, Lahore and London may appear to be very different cities. Despite their distance, and with a closer look, there are some similarities. New York, 1994. Nas released “Illmatic”, one of the most important Hip-Hop albums in the history of the genre, which undoubtedly has had a profound impact. Nasir Jones’ album is a bitter reflection about living in Queens, during the ‘90s. The iconic track, ‘NY State of Mind’ produced by DJ Premier, depicts life in the Ghetto, shooting, drug dealing, and survival, the brutal honesty delivered by this track has made it one of most important tracks about NYC. Lahore, 2016. Drawing some parallels with ‘90s New York, Lahore, a city struggling with terrorism, poverty and a drug epidemic. In this bustling city, the experimental ensemble Jaubi, famed for fusing traditional Hindi music with Hip-Hop and Jazz, were sitting together with their instruments. In home conditions with one mic, faced with NAS’s classic and a desire to translate the story to reflect the struggle of living in the big Pakistani city. The result of combining the main theme produced by Dj. Premier with musicians talents is a spiritual journey through the streets of Lahore. London, 2018. Social unrest, Grenfell Tower, and growing difficulties with knife crime. Here, Al Dobson Jr, one of the best music Producers in this part of the world decided to make a meta-remix of the Hindi-Jazz track ‘Lahore State of Mind’. The remix is a ‘deconstruction of reconstruction from deconstruction’. Isn’t that complicated as it sounds... Al Dobson Jr deciding to recreate Dj Premier’s steps, which used a sample from Joe Chambers “Mind Rain”, but using Jaubi’s samples instead. The journey from New York, with a layover in London and finally arriving in Lahore takes form as a seven inch single released by Astigmatic Records.
Jacky Giordano - Pop In Devil's Train
Jacky Giordano
Pop In Devil's Train
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Le Tres Groove Club)
23,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Limited edition vinyl!Only one copy per customer!After launching Le Très Jazz Club, Fuzati (Klub des Loosers) and Modulor are now starting Le Très Groove Club, their new label dedicated to vinyl reissues of groove masterpieces.After launching Le Très Jazz Club, Fuzati (Klub des Loosers) and Modulor are now starting Le Très Groove Club, their new label dedicated to vinyl reissues of groove masterpieces.The first record which launch this brand new label is a true holy grail of French library music: Jacky Giordano’s “Pop In Devil’s Train”.Le Très Groove Club is proud to reissue a true holy grail of French library music: “Pop In Devil’s Train”. Originally, released in 1976 on Montparnasse 2000, this record is a pure example of the Jacky Giordano style, European Jazz-funk with a kind of low-fi sound.Iconic for the sound library lovers (even if it disfigured many library covers), this reissue comes with a Montparnasse 2000 sticker.
Cymande - Bra / The Message
Cymande
Bra / The Message
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic funk-soul material of the highest order from the brilliant, Cymande. Mastered from original tapes. Official Mr Bongo reissue.‘Bra’ and ‘The Message’ are two classic, essential Cymande tracks. Taken from their awesome self-titled LP, respectively.
Coke Escovedo - I Wouldn't Change A Thing / Rebirth
Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli
Nu Guinea
Nuova Napoli
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (NG Records)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.09.2018
Almost 2 years after the success of the album THE TONY ALLEN EXPERIMENTS and a few months after the release of the 7inch AMORE, Nu Guinea return to the scene with a new LP published by their newborn label NG RECORDS.After touring the world looking for sounds suitable for their vibrations, NU GUINEA decided to go back to square one, Napoli, where Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina were born and raised. They watched their city from a distance reconstructing its energy from their studio in Berlin, calibrating the synths on the meridian of Vesuvius, the volcano that has always protected and threatened Napoli.NUOVA NAPOLI is the result of a long musical research that has become a historical investigation on the sound that shaped Napoli during the ‘70s and ‘80s, starting from the contamination of genres (disco, jazz-funk, African rhythms) which ended up in Nu Guinea’s DNA.In this album the synthesizers fill the spaces between the past and the future, tightening in a single body acoustic instruments, electronics and voices in Neapolitan dialect. It is the first time that the duo has worked with such a large group of musicians, some of whom are exponents of the contemporary Neapolitan scene.WARNING: We recommend listening to Nuova Napoli while walking in the alleys of Napoli’s historic center, around wet clothes hanging and street vendors on tiny three-wheelers.
Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY, The - My God Has A Telephone / Live On
Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY, The
My God Has A Telephone / Live On
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Colemine)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Debut solo single from Aaron Frazer of Durand Jones & The Indications. Aaron’s super sweet, silvery falsetto was featured on “Is It Any Wonder?” on The Indications’ debut LP, but Aaron steps out here with some lowdown gospel soul with some help from friends including Eli Paperboy Reed.
Alain Goraguer - Musique Classee X
Alain Goraguer
Musique Classee X
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Les Disques de Culte)
39,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.10.2018
Gatefold sleeve with 12 pages illustrated booklet! Naughty! Exclusive LP with unreleased tracks composed by maestro Alain Goraguer for the French Golden Age of pornographic cinema.
Gondwana Orchestra, The feat. Dwight Trible - Colors EP
Gondwana Orchestra, The feat. Dwight Trible
Colors EP
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Gondwana)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Matthew Halsall first met the La-based, spiritual jazz vocal legend, Dwight Trible(Kamasi Washington, Pharoah Sanders and Horace Tapscott) at the Joy of Jazz Festival in South Africa back in 2015, when a chance encounter backstage led to Trible sitting in with The Gondwana Orchestra for an impromptu reading of the classic Pharoah Sanders and Leon Thomas anthem 'The Creator Has A Master Plan'. In 2017 they released the deep, soulful Inspirationsalbum together (GOND017) but inspired by their first meeting Matt arranged some classic Pharoah tunes for Dwight to revisit. This then is The Gondwana Orchestra featuring Dwight Trible, Colors: a 4 track vinyl and digital only EP featuring brilliant new versions of Colors,The Creator Has a Master Plan, Love is Everywhereand You've Got to Have Freedomand featuring the Gondwana Orchestra with pianist Taz Modi, bassist Gavin Barras, drummer Jon Scott, harpist Rachel Gladwin and Matt himself on trumpet.Packed in a distinctive bright orange Gondwana Records sleeve this is the second in a collectors series of spiritual jazz limited-edition EPs set for release in 2018 as part of Gondwana Records' 10th anniversary.Airplay from Gilles Peterson. Jaime Cullum, Worldwide FM, Jazz FM, NTS and beyond, full servicing to the Gondwana worlwide mailing list!
Pat & Pats - Tobago
Pat & Pats
Tobago
12" | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Disco Segreta)
17,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Disco Segreta announces DS M 006 official repress of 1984 italo-boogie track “Tobago” by Pat&Pats. “Tobago Bay Tobago Night / No quiero casi ni pensar / Será feliz cerca de ti / Verano largo sin final" Ever dreamt to travel to Trinidad&Tobago?Disco Segreta makes this dream come true with its 6th release: the much awaited officially licensed reissue of this tropicalo-disco synth bass boogie atomic bomb, from the original analog masters. Written in late 1983 by Mario Baldoni aka Miro (of “Real Life Games” LP (1977) and Brina’s “Stranamore” (1984) 7” fame), was originally released in July 1984 on the small Pineapple label – a sublabel of Armando Sciascia’s “Vedette” – with close to no success and a pressing fault: a glitch on the vocal version, that affected allcopies.This tropical summerish blend of italo and boogie, along with the male/female alternate spanish/english singing, turned into a true classic of the genre over the years, slowly making the playlists of the most respected DJs and diggers worldwide.The 4-tracks 12" features the original vocal and instrumental versions in their original lenght, carefully dubbed from the analog stereo masters and taken back to new life through Disco Segreta’s usual respectful mastering. Also, two new remixes arefeatured. “Miro’s Piano Paradise” on A2, is the truly unique chance of a new revamped version by the track original author, resulting in a balearic-infused mellow rework, inspired to 1989-1993 italian house era, whose key elements were – among others -repeated melodic piano chord progressions alongside lustful female vocals and the blueprint factory presets sounds of the likes of KORG M1, Roland TB-909, and D50. Flipside sees on B2 the chiefs of Berlin’s “Oscillator” and “Dancing for Mental Health”parties, Tom Bolas & Andrea Dama, working with their “Bolas&Dama Dub”, a contemporary rendition of a possible “Dub” version of Tobago.
Jimi Tenor - Cinema Dadaab
Jimi Tenor
Cinema Dadaab
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (RONET)
4,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
On own imprint Jimi Tenor releases a 4 track 7" for Kati Juurus' film Cinema Dadaab. While in the field of Jazz-Funk it has a pinch of avant garde, and more than a little touch & texture of the Middl East. Resembling stady late 60 jazz, but melodically travelling towards psychedelica and most of all eastern tonalities it's a combination of traditional, crafted and compact story telling.
Teddy Pendergrass - Believe In Love
Teddy Pendergrass
Believe In Love
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sometimes I just got to reissue a stone cold party joint because its not on 45 and i need it in your box, everyone wins. Hopefully this Teddy Pendergrass does not need any introduction, I have been spinning the Fat Philly Mix at parties for my whole life, on the flip we got the o.g LP version as well for those who know. Thanks to Warner for pulling the tapes.
Carrie Cleveland - Looking Up: The Complete Works
Carrie Cleveland
Looking Up: The Complete Works
LP+7" | 2018 | UK | Original (Kalita)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Kalita Records announce the first ever and definitivediscography of Carrie Cleveland. Here, we offer anexpanded version of her 1978 album ‘Looking Up’,including both the issue and promotional versions of hersingle ‘Make Love To Me’, and the previously unknownsweet soul single ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’.Privately arranged, recorded and produced by Carrie andher husband Bill as a labour of love in their backyardstudio in 1978, ‘Looking Up’ is one of the most in-demandsoul/disco LPs in existence, sought-after in particular fortheir track ‘Love Will Set You Free’. In addition, thepromotional version of Carrie’s single ‘Make Love To Me’is one of the best and rarest sweet soul records to haveemerged out of the West Coast soul scene, and her single‘I’ve Got A Feeling’ is until today virtually unknown even tothe most seasoned of collectors, with even Carrie herselfunsure if it was ever released. With the album originallypressed in a limited run of just 1000 with 500 copies ofeach single, original copies of Carrie’s records deservinglycommand eye-watering figures on the second-handmarket. Kalita now satisfy the thirst with the first everofficial reissue of her entire discography.The Kalita vinyl reissue consists of both the expandedalbum and a bonus 7” single, and is housed in a gatefoldsleeve.
Doug Hammond & David Durrah - Reflections In The Sea Of Nurnen
Doug Hammond & David Durrah
Reflections In The Sea Of Nurnen
LP | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Tribe)
27,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
An incredible session from the legendary Tribe Records scene -- an equal effort from leader Doug Hammond and keyboardist David Durrah, who contributes some ground breaking Fender Rhodes and moog work to the set! Hammond handles drums plus a bit of vocals and synthesizer on the session -- working alongside Durrah in a groove that mixes electric and acoustic instrumentation into a totally righteous sound with lots of heavy Afro Jazz leanings. A number of tracks feature great vocals from Hammond -- righteous, and with a beautifully soulful message-oriented approach -- and a few other tracks, such as the classic "Space I" and "Space II", feature a sparer all-electric sound. The whole thing's wonderful -- skittishly rhythmic, warmly flowing, and righteously beautiful. Titles include "Sea Of Nurnen", "Fidalgo Detour", "Reflections", "Space II", and "For Real".
Djeuhdjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson - El Nino / Fontaine
Djeuhdjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson
El Nino / Fontaine
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Hot Casa)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson is a French composers and afro-soul singer’s duo. T’es qui ? is their first album, fruit of an intense collaboration during many years, on stage and in studio. They call their music as “Afropean songs”, a collection of Jazzy-Pop melodies, Afro-Soul and Funk arrangements.They'll be back in November with a tremendous Afro-Jazz and Funky album titled Aimez ces airs. Until then, they present “El Nino”, an Afro-Funk gem about climate change, and “Fontaine”, an Afro hit with a great combination of analog take and electronic dancefloor ingredients.After massive support from national radios and prestigious DJs such as Gilles Peterson, it could be the funky summer hit 2018!Limited press on a deluxe vinyl designed by the artist Felix.
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - Xxplosive / Burn
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
Xxplosive / Burn
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Big Crown)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band return with another instantly classic 45 guaranteed to be allover DJs set lists. With their sophomore full length coming in September, they treat us toanother bomb of a two sider.Side A is a cover of the Dr Dre hit “XXplosive” done up in proper BRSB fashion, smashingdrums and steel pans playing the lead and bass lines. They take this one into new territoryby adding synth parts and dubbed out horn lines playing Nate Dogg’s infamous vocal hookmelodies.Side B takes on one of NYCity’s grimiest Hip Hop club anthems, Mobb Deep’s “Burn”. Wedecided to do this tune and demoed it out long before the unfortunate passing of Prodigy.Unfortunately, he will never get to hear this cover, and that has been one of the nicest thingsin covering some of these more current Hip Hop tunes. Rest In Peace P.BRSB manages to do it again…..a version equally as raw and punchy as the original. Pansbang out the iconic riff from the original, theremin ushers in the changes, and the low rubbleof the synth bass is sure to crush the subwoofers.
Robohands - Green Black Vinyl Edition
Robohands
Green Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Village Live)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.10.2018
Limited edition vinyl!Robohands – “Green”, the first Jazz album to drop on Village Live!“Green” is a 10 track LP of smooth, ambient jazz by Robohands (Andy Baxter). TIP!
Seu Jorge - The Life Aquatic: Studio Sessions Clear Vinyl Edition
Seu Jorge
The Life Aquatic: Studio Sessions Clear Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2014 | UK
16,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK
Genre:Organic Grooves
Here's Seu Jorge's incredible soundtrack to Wes Anderson's movie "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou". Limited to 1000 copies!
Cerrone - Supernature Instrumental Version
Cerrone
Supernature Instrumental Version
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Because)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.09.2018
Cerrone ist zurück mit einer ersten der beiden angekündigten Veröffentlichungen. „Supernature The Instrumental Version“ ist der Soundtrack von Climax, einem französischen Musical-Horrorfilm, der am 19. September in die Kinos kommen wird. „Supernature“ wurde bereits mehr als 10 Millionen Mal verkauft und hatte seinen Peak auf der #70 in den Billboard Hot 100. Wie nicht anders gewohnt, überzeugender Disco Funk, und für jeden Fan ein absolutes Muss. Die Instrumental LP wird am 14. September über Because/Caroline veröffentlicht.
Monophonics - Bang Bang / Thinking Black Colored Vinyl Version
Caesar Frazier - Hail Ceasar Limited Obi-Strip Edition
Caesar Frazier
Hail Ceasar Limited Obi-Strip Edition
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
28,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Film / TV
Preorder 28.09.2018
Back on vinyl for the first time since 1972 and already gone soon. We'll get this one last time, so be quick.Official reissue of this rare Seventies Funky Soul Jazz classic. Comes packaged featuring the original Eastbound artwork. Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, comes with obi-strip
Makers - Don't Challenge Me
Makers
Don't Challenge Me
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Midnight Drive)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Techno, Disco, Italo, Electronics, House, Library, Cosmic and Ambient frequencies - These are the bedrocks of the Midnight Drive ethos and sound. A label shining a light on overlooked or unheralded creations and respectfully reissuing them for the contemporary audience. A label that respects and understands the connection between these disparate and sometimes forgotten forms of musical expression and celebrates them. Midnight Drive are extremely proud to present this most beautiful and unique of records - Makers 'Don't Challenge Me' - A truly idiosyncratic early 70's electronic oddity that has long been a coveted and highly prized piece of music by obscure music lovers for many years.
John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album Deluxe Edition
John Coltrane
Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album Deluxe Edition
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Impulse)
32,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album is a studio album recorded by saxophonist John Coltrane for Impulse! Records that was first released in 2018. The recordings were made in 1963 during Coltrane's Classic Quartet period and were lost for decades.
Joao Gilberto - Chega De Saudade
Joao Gilberto
Chega De Saudade
LP | 1959 | EU | Reissue (Wax Love)
10,99 €*
Release:1959 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Chega de Saudadeis the 1959 debut album from Brazilian musical legend João Gilberto, featuring the most famous recording of the title track by Antonio Carlos Jobim, widely regarded as the first bossa nova song ever recorded. Hailed as the fourth best Brazilian album of all time byRolling Stoneit also features his fantastic interpretation of another Jobim classic, “Desafinado", and his own “Bim-Bom” which many believe to be the first written bossa nova track. Needless to say, this album is a milestone in Brazilian recordings and bossa nova music and essential to any serious collection of either.
Yazmin Lacey - When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees
Yazmin Lacey
When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (First Word)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
First Word Records is very proud to present a brand new EP from Yazmin Lacey - 'When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees'.This EP follows on from her two recent singles, '90 Degrees' and 'Something My Heart Trusts', both of which are included here, along with three previously unreleased tracks, 'Heaven', 'Body Needs Healing' and 'Burn & Rise'. This set illustrates again Yazmin's candid songwriting delivered in her uniquely laidback soulful style, whilst a glorious fusion of neo-soul and jazz performed by Pete Beardsworth and her trusty band rides throughout.In recent times, Yazmin has made live appearances on Jazz FM, BBC Radio 4, 1Xtra and NTS, & received widespread acclaim across the airwaves, including BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, Worldwide FM and Mi-Soul, plus Spotify love from the likes of The Independent and heavy support from DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Jamz Supernova, Tom Ravenscroft, Huey Morgan and Jamie Cullum. Yazmin appeared heavily in The Guardian / The Observer's recent extensive feature on the UK's new Jazz movement too.Initially a Brownswood 'Future Bubbler' graduate, Yazmin self-released her debut EP, 'Black Moon', last year. This lead to a Maida Vale session late 2017 with Jordan Rakei, Moses Boyd, Oscar Jerome and now label-mates, Children of Zeus. She kicked off the year with a performance at the Worldwide Awards with Skinny Pelembe, and has recently done shows with artists such as Ezra Collective, Tall Black Guy and Fatima. Yazmin has a UK tour scheduled for later in the year, as well as several festival appearances across Europe locked in. There's a lot more to come from this Notts-based Londoner yet.In Yazmin's words: "'90 Degrees' is about that time of the day / night when there's a shift in pace and energy. When you decide to lock off from the 'outside' world and create your own atmosphere, take some time to give thanks for what's breathing love into your life and smoke off the fuckeries. Everyone needs a little routine for self preservation."The 5-track vinyl & digital EP is released worldwide on June 15th.
Oro - Sexy Lady / Stop The War
Oro
Sexy Lady / Stop The War
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Best Record Italy)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Raw italian cosmic funk production from Naples, released in 1977 only as a 7 inch with short faded cuts, now very hard to find and pricy! We tracked down the original tapes from the former label owner and fully remastered for another limited 12" on Best Record Italy containing the full cut versions of Sexy Lady and Stop The War on the flip .
Ntombi Ndaba & Survival - Tomorrow
Crashers - Flight To Jamaica
Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping
Dorothy Ashby
Afro-Harping
LP | 1968 | US | Reissue (Cadet)
14,99 €*
Release:1968 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
- "Soul Vibrations" sampled by Aceyalone for "The Energy" andAll Natural for "Cashin' the Checks"
Menahan Street Band - Make The Road By Walking
Menahan Street Band
Make The Road By Walking
LP | 2008 | US | Original (Dunham / Daptone)
14,99 €*
Release:2008 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
after being sampled for Jay-Z 'roc boys' Daptone had to release the album ... yo!
Cymande - Cymande
Cymande
Cymande
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Janus)
13,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
sampled by Masta Ace, De La Soul, Fugees, Hard Knocks,...
Charles Bradley - Black Velvet
Charles Bradley
Black Velvet
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Daptone)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 09.11.2018
November 5th, 2018 would have been Charles Bradley’s 70th birthday. In celebration of his extraordinary life, Daptone imprint Dunham Records is proud to announce the release of his fourth and final album, Black Velvet.Black Velvet is a celebration of Charles Bradley, lovingly assembled by his friends and family at Dunham/Daptone Records. Though chronologically the material spans Charles' entire career, this is no anthology, greatest hits or other shallow rehashing of the songs that already made him famous. Rather, this album is a profound exploration through the less-travelled corners of the soulful universe that Charles and his longtime producer, co-writer and friend Tommy "TNT" Brenneck created in the studio together over their decade-long partnership. It features new songs recorded during the sessions from each of his three albums, heard here for the very first time in all their scorching glory: "Can't Fight the Feeling," "Fly Little Girl" and the heart-wrenching single "I Feel a Change", hard core rarities like his funk-bomb duet with LaRose Jackson, "Luv Jones," the psychedelic groover, "(I Hope You Find) The Good Life" and the ever-illusive alternate full band electric version of "Victim of Love", sought-after covers of Nirvana's "Stay Away," Neal Young's "Heart of Gold" and Rodriguez's "Slip Away", and the title track "Black Velvet," a stirring Menahan Street Band instrumental to which Charles was never able to cut a vocal.Charles was truly a transcendent singer who led a remarkable life, overcoming unimaginable adversity to achieve great success and international acclaim very late in his life. What was really special about him and made him different from everybody else in the world was how he understood his pain as a cry for universal love and humanity. He felt that if he loved enough—if we all loved each other enough—we could take away the world’s pain and sadness. That is why he jumped off the stage and literally tried to hug everybody he could. It's why he took such great care of a mother that had abandoned him. It's why he sang and danced like a lunatic. It's why he screamed like an eagle. And that's why we love him.Black Velvet is a celebration of his life, and is destined to join Charles' first three albums alongside the cannon of essential soul records for the ages.The new album is comprised of ten tracks the singer laid down in the years before his death, taken from different recording sessions over the years.
V.A. - Shaolin Soul Episode 4
V.A.
Shaolin Soul Episode 4
2LP+CD | 2018 | EU | Original (Because Music)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.09.2018
The release comes in a gatefold cover. Duke Ellington once said that there are 2 kinds of music: the good one and the bad one. With the compilation series “Shaolin Soul” we are always certain to be on the right side of the line since its 1st episode released in 1998 and which compiled two dozens of tracks sampled by RZA and the Wu-Tang Clan. Following a second episode in 2001 and a third one in 2014, the famous curator Uncle O is back to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Shaolin Soul series with a fourth episode compiling 22 tracks among the rarest and finest treats of soul music, because “everybody’s talking about the good ol’ days !”.
Devoted Souls, The - Keep On (Holding On) / Keep On (Holding On) Kon Re-work
Devoted Souls, The
Keep On (Holding On) / Keep On (Holding On) Kon Re-work
12" | 2018 | UK | Original (Super Disco Edits)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition vinyl!Unknown studio session that was obtained from Stu Gardner. Must say it’s of the highest order without doubt some of the great session musicians of the time playing on this. We got the original reels transferred and with this great quality thought it the right opportunity to get Boston’s finest, DJ Kon to do one of his famous reworks. We weren’t disappointed.
Serge Gamesbourg - Boston Goes Disco
Serge Gamesbourg
Boston Goes Disco
3LP+7" | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
During the 1970s and 80s, the city of Boston and its environs produced some of the era’s most iconic music stars, from rock megaliths like Aerosmith and The Cars to disco and soul celebutantes Donna Summer, New Edition and Tavares. These artists emerged from Beantown’s thriving underground music scene to fnd global success, but what about the countless contemporaries who never made it beyond the local circuit? Native DJ, producer and bass player Serge Gamesbourg began digging in thecrates for forgotten gems more than two decades ago; emerging in 2018 with his frst BBE compilation, lovingly titled Boston Goes Disco!With artwork paying homage to 80’s rap compilation “Boston Goes Def”, Boston Goes Disco! provides an exciting insight into the city during its most culturally fertile period, uncovering a rich musical history previously only known to those who were there.
John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album
John Coltrane
Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Impulse)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album is a studio album recorded by saxophonist John Coltrane for Impulse! Records that was first released in 2018. The recordings were made in 1963 during Coltrane's Classic Quartet period and were lost for decades.
Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile
Sons Of Kemet
Your Queen Is A Reptile
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Impulse)
27,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sons Of Kemet are born of many vital elements – including a name that nods to ancient Egyptian culture, and a line-up that comprises some of the most progressive 21st-century talents in British jazz and beyond. Band-leader/composer/sax/clarinet don Shabaka Hutchings (himself named after a Nubian pharaoh-philosopher) brings together his fiery vision alongside London-based bandmates Tom Skinner and Max Hallet (forming a dynamo duo on drums) and Theon Cross on tuba. On their third studio album, Your Queen Is a Reptile, they bring a genre defying approach which celebrates the restless exploration of identity within the Caribbean diaspora within the U.K. The collection was recorded in London with a host of guests spanning the breadth of the UK scene including jungle legend Congo Natty and poet Joshua Idehen.
Mauskovic Dance Band, The - Down In The Basement
Mauskovic Dance Band, The
Down In The Basement
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Soundway)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soundway Records presents the debut EP from The Mauskovic Dance Band – a heady, tropical blend of cumbia, Afro-Caribbean rhythms and space disco, resulting in a vibrant hypnotic groove destined for bustling dancefloors. The Mauskovic Dance Band is the brainchild of the Amsterdam-based producer and musician, Nicola Mauskovic. A seasoned drummer, he finds himself constantly in demand – as part of Turkish psychedelic outfit Altin Gün, a recent tour with the revival of Zambian legends W.I.T.C.H., and a worldwide tour with psych-pop artist Jacco Gardner, with whom he then went on to form the dance-oriented duo Bruxas (released on Dekmantel). Throughout this hectic schedule Nic still found time to begin studio experiments that would eventually lead to several 7” singles, released on Swiss label Bongo Joe Records in 2017 under the name “The Mauskovic Dance Band”.Following this, he tapped long-time collaborators Donnie Mauskovic (vocals, keys, effects), Em Nix Mauskovic (guitar, synth, percussion), and Mano Mauskovic (bass) to make the jump from record to stage. Soon they caught the ear of fabled underground Cumbia producer Juan Hundred, who left his home on a Caribbean island to join the band on drums.With each band member of varying heritage, the group draws inspiration from diverse genres: primarily Afro-Colombian styles such as champeta, palenque, cumbia and the picó soundsystem culture, as well as the Afro-Disco and No-Wave scenes in their current base of Amsterdam. The city’s hotbed of underground producers has also brought an electronic edge to the band, with vintage drum machines and synthesisers effortlessly melding with Afro-Latin rhythms and slick guitar riffs to create a contemporary sound rich with cultural influence.Having toured extensively through Europe in 2017 as a staple of festival stages and clubs, The Mauskovic Dance Band continues to build exciting momentum – with appearances at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2018 and an extensive tour of the Netherlands coinciding with the launch of the EP.
Earth, Wind & Fire - Brazilian Rhyme / My Love
Earth, Wind & Fire
Brazilian Rhyme / My Love
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The full unreleased version of the o.g bboy classic 'Brazilian Rhyme' straight out the Sony tape vaults ( I made that sound easier than it was). Not just one for hip-hop heads, the appreciation of this groove is pretty much universal. The track is an uncredited cover of Toninho Horta's "Beijo Partido" most likely directly influenced by Milton Nascimentos version from the LP Minas which is a great cheap LP while we are on that. On the flip for the first time on 45 (until someone tells me there is some random German or Thai pressing) is one of my old modern spins, best 45 of the year and its only March.
Khruangbin - The Universe Smiles Upon You
Khruangbin
The Universe Smiles Upon You
LP | 2015 | UK | Reissue (Night Time Stories)
24,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Taking influence from 1960's Thai funk - their name literally translates to "Engine Fly" in Thai - Khruangbin’s debut album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool. The Texan trio is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums. ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ was recorded at their spiritual home, a remote barn deep in the Texas countryside where their first rehearsals took place. The band listened to a lot of different types of music on the long drives out to the country but their favourites were 60s and 70s Thai cassettes gleaned from the cult Monrakplengthai blog and compilations of southeast Asian pop, rock and funk. This had a heavy impact on the direction of the band, the scales they used and the inflection of the melodies; which coupled with the spaciousness of the Texan countryside culminated in Khruangbin forming their exotic, individual sound. Repress on black vinyl in regular sleeve.
Mambo & Guts present - Beach Diggin' Volume 3
Mambo & Guts present
Beach Diggin' Volume 3
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
20,69 €* 22,99 € -10%
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The perfect soundtrack to chill on the beach!It’s the season of the juiciest, sweetest fruit, of shorts, tank tops and thongs, the time of year when you look at life through a dark pair of sunglasses. Summer is also the time of year when lovers of soul, disco, funk, bossa, jazz and other similar grooves get together to enjoy the sunny vibrations sampled by Guts and Mambo from the world over. Since 2013, this duo has trademarked and branded its acoustic discoveries with the appellation Beach Diggin’, a label that certifies the quality and rarity of its products and guarantees a maximum dose of sunshine for every groove. Braving the hordes of sugar-hungry bees swarming around boxes of Caribbean records, the humidity in the holds of boats, or jostling to save 45’s lying on the ground from being trampled underfoot, Guts and Mambo, at the risk of their own lives, have explored the most far-flung corners of the earth, all for a single purpose: To discover and to share.Because in the end, the geographic origin matters little. Even if the golden triangle of Brazil, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago remains the largest supplier, Beach Diggin’ is above all a way of being, a way of living the moment and life in general to the fullest. Permanent coolitude on the BPM, fast or slow, an epicureanism that is equally at ease whether its produced with a sense of Amazonian luxuriousness or the sparse comfort of a deserted beach, a reserve of a few degrees of heat to put on the turntable when it gets cold outside. So, it’s not surprising that tracks from Eastern Europe, North Africa, or the US have quickly received their stamp of approval. In this third compilation, just as in the previous two, the rule remains: Beach Diggin’ is a state of mind...
El Michels Affair - Enter the 37th Chamber Red Vinyl Version
El Michels Affair
Enter the 37th Chamber Red Vinyl Version
LP | 2014 | US | Reissue (Fat Beats)
15,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
After playing variosu shows as the backing band for the Wu and releasing to sought after 7 inch cover versions of Wu-Tang classics, dusty funk outfit El Michels Affair finally do it full length. Replaye and reinterpreted instrumental renditions of all the classics. F*ckin' A!
Monophonics - Bang Bang / Thinking Black Black Vinyl Version
Abaddon - Abaddon
Abaddon
Abaddon
LP | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Orbeatize)
19,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Repress from space-disco LP from 1983/1984 by Argentinian group led by keyboardist Bruno Carlos Musso. Carefully remastered by Fabrizio Martina (Jolly Mare), who also produced the bonus track (a disco-club oriented remix).
Dur-Dur Band - Dur Dur of Somalia
Dur-Dur Band
Dur Dur of Somalia
3LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Analog Africa)
35,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Analog Africa are proud to present the 27th release of their Analog Africa Series. A fantastic, hypnotic and funky compilation from the Dur-Dur Band of Somalia that comes out on a Triple LP.When Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb arrived in Mogadishu in November of 2016, he was informed by his host that he would have to be accompanied at all times by an armed escort while in the country. The next morning, a neighbour and former security guard put on a military uniform, borrowed an AK-47 from somewhere and escorted him to Via Roma, an historical street in the heart of Hamar-Weyne, the city’s oldest district. Although previous Analog Africa releases have demonstrated a willingness to go more than the extra air-mile to track down the stories behind the music, the trip to Mogadishu was a musical journey of a different kind. It was the culmination of an odyssey that had started many years earlier.In 2007 John Beadle, a Milwaukee-based musicologist and owner of the much loved Likembe blog, uploaded a cassette he had been handed twenty years earlier by a Somalian student. The post was titled ‘Mystery Somali Funk’ and it was, in Samy’s own words, “some of the deepest funk ever recorded.” The cassette seemed to credit these dense, sonorous tunes to the legendary Iftin Band. But initial contact with Iftin’s lead singer suggested that the ‘mystery funk’ may have actually been the work of their chief rival, Dur-Dur, a young band from the 80s.Back then, Mogadishu had been a very different place. On the bustling Via Roma, people from all corners of society would gather at the Bar Novecento and Cafe Cappucino, watch movies at the famous Supercinema, and eat at the numerous pasta hang-outs or the traditional restaurants that served Bariis Maraq, a somali Beef Stew mixed with delicious spiced rice. The same street was also home to Iftinphone and Shankarphone, two of the city’s best known music shop. Located opposite each other, they were the centre of Somalia’s burgeoning cassette distribution network. Both shops, run by members of the legendary Iftin Band, would become first-hand witnesses to the meteoric rise of Dur- Dur, a rise that climaxed in April of 1987 with the release of Volume 2, their second album.The first single ‘Diinleya’ had taken Somalian airwaves by storm in a way rarely seen before or since. The next single, ‘Dab,’ had an even greater impact, and the two hits had turned them into the hottest band in town. In addition to their main gig as house band at the legendary Jubba Hotel, Dur-Dur had also been asked to perform the music for the play “Jascyl Laba Ruux Mid Ha Too Rido” (May one of us fall in love) at Mogadishu’s national theatre. The play was so successful that the management had been forced to extend the run by a month, throwing the theatre’s already packed schedule into complete disarray, and each night, as soon as the play had finished, Dur-Dur had to pack their instruments into a Volkswagen T1 tour bus that would shuttle them across town in time for their hotel performance.The secrets to Dur-Dur’s rapid success is inextricably linked to the vision of Isse Dahir, founder and keyboard player of the band. Isse´s plan was to locate some of the most forward-thinking musicians of Mogadishu´s buzzing scene and lure them into Dur-Dur. Ujeeri, the band’s mercurial bass player was recruited from Somali Jazz and drummer extraordinaire Handal previously played in Bakaka Band. These two formed the backbone of Dur-Dur and would become one of Somalia’s most extraordinary rhythm sections.Isse also added his two younger brothers to the line-up: Abukar Dahir Qassin was brought in to play lead guitar, and Ahmed Dahir Qassin was hired as a permanent sound engineer, a first in Somalia and one of the reasons that Dur-Dur became known as the best-sounding band in the country.On their first two albums, Volume 1 and Volume 2, three different singers traded lead-vocal duties back and forth. Shimaali, formerly of Bakaka Band, handled the Daantho songs, a Somalian rhythm from the northern part of the country that bears a striking resemblance to reggae, Sahra Dawo, a young female singer, had been recruited from Somalia’s national orchestra, the Waaberi Band. Their third singer, the legendary Baastow, whose nickname came from the italian word ‘pasta’ due to the spaghetti-like shape of his body, had also been a vocalist with the Waaberi Band, and had been brought into Dur-Dur due to his deep knowledge of traditional Somali music, particularly Saar, a type of music intended to summon the spirits during religious rituals. These traditional elements of Dur-Dur’s repertoire sometimes put them at odds with the manager of the Jubba Hotel who once told Baastow “I am not going to risk having Italian tourists possessed by Somali spirits. Stick to disco and reggae.”Yet from the very beginning, Dur-Dur’s doctrine was the fusion of traditional Somali music with whatever rhythms would make people dance: Funk, Reggae, Soul, Disco and New Wave were mixed effortlessly with Banaadiri beats, Daantho and spiritual Saar music. The concoction was explosive and when they stormed the Mogadishu music scene in 1986 with their very first hit single, ‘Yabaal,’ featuring vocals from Sahra Dawo, it was clear that a new meteorite had crash-landed in Somalia. As Abdulahi Ahmed, author of Somali Folk Dances explains: “Yabaal is a traditional song, but the way it was played and recorded was like nothing else we had heard before, it was new to us.” ‘Yabaal’ was one of the songs that resurfaced on the Likembe blog, and it became the symbolic starting point of this project.It initially seemed that Dur-Dur’s music had only been preserved as a series of murky tape dubs and YouTube videos, but after Samy arrived in Mogadishu he eventually got to the heart of Mogadishu’s tape-copying network – an analogue forerunner of the internet file-sharing that helped to keep the flame of this music alive through the darkest days of Somalia’s civil strife – and ended up finding some of the band’s fabled master tapes, long thought to have disappeared.This triple LP / double CD reissue of the band’s first two albums – the first installment in a three-part series dedicated to Dur-Dur Band – represents the first fruit of Analog Africa’s long labours to bring this extraordinary music to the wider world. Remastered from the best available audio sources, these songs have never sounded better. Some thirty years after they first made such a splash in the Mogadishu scene, they have been freed from the wobble and tape-hiss of second and third generation cassette dubs, to reveal a glorious mix of polychromatic organs, nightclub-ready rhythms and hauntingly soulful vocals.In addition to two previously unreleased tracks, the music is accompanied by extensive liner notes, featuring interviews with original band members, documenting a forgotten chapter of Somalia’s cultural history. Before the upheaval in the 1990s that turned Somalia into a war-zone, Mogadishu, the white pearl of the Indian Ocean, had been one of the jewels of eastern Africa, a modern paradise of culture and commerce. In the music of the Dur-Dur band – now widely available outside of Somalia – we can still catch a fleeting glimpse of that golden age.Listen & Enjoy!
Les Esclaves - Popera Cosmic
Les Esclaves
Popera Cosmic
LP | 1969 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:1969 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
For the few people lucky enough to have heard the entire album in the fivedecades since its release, the mythical POPERA COSMIC LP is now consideredto be France’s first dedicated psychedelic album and the shrouded blueprint forthe hugely influential Gallic concept album phenomenon that followed – includingSERGE GAINSBOURG’s HISTOIRE DE MELODY NELSON and GÉRARDMANSET’s LA MORT D’ORION.Spearheaded by FRANÇOIS WERTHEIMER (songwriter for VANGELIS, BARBARAand BYG RECORDS), composed with future JODOROWSKY soundtrackerand genius all-rounder GUY SKORNIK, and based on an embryonic conceptco-conspired by a teenage JEAN-MICHEL JARRE, this instantly deleted 1969recording is a true essential for any outernationalradicalised record collection.With credentials that mark the birth of the cosmic funk (later disco) that helpedshape the influential sound of France today, this LP also includes the first pressedinstrumentals by members of SPACE ART, some of the best orch rock arrangementsby WILLIAM SHELLER (Lux Aeterna, Eriotissimo) and orchestrator PAUL PIOT(Jean Rollin), as well as sitar psych benchmarks courtesy of uber legend SERGEFRANKLIN – all pinned down by the rhythm section that would later be known toprog aficionados as ALICE.Subtitled LES ESCLAVES (The Slaves), this street theatre/rock opera (influencedby the work of Julien Beck’s Living Theatre) now celebrates its 50th birth-daystanding firmly as a sonic tome to the birth of the no-no era (that rebukedFrance’syé-yé” hamster wheel) leading directly to the thematic progressivenetwork of WAKHÉVITCH, MANSET and MAGMA while comprising an inter-Gallicintergalactic super group from the early annals of France’s pop psych revolution.Imagine a rock opera where the cast of MISTER FREEDOM perform CLASH OFTHE TITANS at the foot of THE HOLY MOUNTAIN – then pinch yourself...
Altin Gün - Tatli Dile Guler Yuze / Hababam
Altin Gün
Tatli Dile Guler Yuze / Hababam
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Bongo Joe)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mit „Tatli Dile Guler Yuze / Hababam“ von Altin Gün veröffentlicht das schweizer LabelBongo Joe einen weiteren Teil seiner 7“ Serie. Altin Gün überzeugen mit traditionellentürkischen Folksongs, denen eine ordentliche portion Funk und Psych beigemischt wurde!
Leos Sunshipp - 45s Collection
Leos Sunshipp
45s Collection
2x7" | 2018 | EU | Original (DYNAMITE CUTS)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This Gem of a soul album has been transformed into a 45s collection for the first time. Dynamite Cuts releases a high quality limited edition 1000 copies double pack 2x7” release which gives you ALL of those masterpieces from the album. Two never before on 7” vinyl!
Midori Takada & Lafawndah - Le Renard Bleu Etched Single Sided Edition
Midori Takada & Lafawndah
Le Renard Bleu Etched Single Sided Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (!K7)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It is said that every generation casts its mind back to a previous era in times of crisis; the resources that will allow us to decode the questions of our moment may lie in the myths of another era. Le Renard Bleu, the new musical and cinematic collaboration between Lafawndah and composer Midori Takada, and filmmakers Partel Oliva, takes a cross- generational echo as ground zero for recovering a crucial myth for uncertain times: the blue fox. As transmitted by Takada, the fox appears in both ancient Senegalese and Japanese folktales as the trickster archetype; belonging both to the heavens and to the earth, the fox is the agent of chaotic good, shaking the world up when its energy has become stagnant. Above all else, the fox is famous for its cunning nature. Renard Bleu marks the first new music released by Takada in nearly twenty years; it would be difficult to overstate the importance of her return to the public eye. Her first solo record, 1983's Through the Looking Glass, has been rediscovered and heralded as a lost classic; the influence of her percussion trio, the Mkwaju Ensemble, continues to permeate and inspire a new generation entranced by its lucid beauty, playfulness, and sensual patience. Takada has performed in numerous film score orchestras, including the ensemble for Akira Kurasawa’s Dreams, coincidentally a key influence on Renard Bleu.
Andre Tanker - River Come Down / Movin Round
Andre Tanker
River Come Down / Movin Round
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Jamwax)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
After the famous Andre Tanker’s “Back Home”, Jamwax is very proud to reissue River Come Down in its 12'' version.Originally released on the Contraband label in 1979 and recorded at famous Semp studio in Trinidad, “River Come Down” is a blend of islands funk, soul, disco, soca with also a touch of gospel: “River, the river come down, the river come down, the river down...wind blow like a hurricane...the river come down, washing the right, washing the wrong, washing the weak, washing the strong, the river come down...”On the other side you will find an obscure synth instrumental released on an impossible to find 7'' in 1986. “Movin Round” was produced by Andre Tanker for Horace Wilson's Turn of The Tide. This song was absolutely under the radar and remains a strong banger for any dances.
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley - Gyedu-Blay Ambolley Colored Vinyl Edition
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Analog Africa)
28,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Analog Africa's 9th release of their Limited Edition Serie. A fantastic dancefloor, summer cocktail of Highlife, Funk and synths in a 4 Track-LP from the ghanaian bandleader Gyedu-Blay Ambolley.Prepare yourself for new directions in Afro-funk. During the 1980s, ghanaian bandleader Gyedu-Blay Ambolley began to experiment with electronic instruments, and the result was a potent cocktail of highlife, funk, exploratory synths and righteous vocals, the sound of a restless genius intent on pushing the traditional sounds of highlife into a brave new future. On July 20 Analog Africa will release a album containing four of Ambolley’s hardest-driving excursions to the outer limits of eighties funk. By the end of the 1970s, Ambolley was already a legendary figure on the ghanaian music scene. A drummer, turned guitarist, turned bassist, turned lead vocalist, he rose to prominence during the late 1960s, serving with countryman Ebo Taylor in the Stargazers and the Uhuru Dance Band before launching his own career with ‘Simigwa-do’, the 1972 hit that propelled him to West African stardom. As a founding member of the Apagya Show Band and the Complex Soundz, he stretched the boundaries of highlife with electric instruments, funky rhythms and socially charged lyrics in Fante and English. If he had retired in 1978, Ambolley’s place in the history of ghanaian music would have been secure. Instead, he dissolved the Complex Soundz and embraced the synthesizer. With a new band, Zantoda Mak III, he recorded ‘The Message’, a seven minute funk workout built on a highlife foundation, and decorated with shimmering synths. Recorded in 1980, the song became a hit that would change the direction of Ambolley’s music: over the next decade, electronic instruments played a much larger role in his sonic experiments. ‘The Message’ receives a long overdue re-release on this album along with three other peaks from Ambolley’s eighties output. The futuristic funk of ‘Akoko Ba’ strips down the rhythm, raises the intensity of the vocals, and adds a dose of serpentine saxophone. On the B-side, ‘Simigwa Soca’ sets classic highlife horns against an unshakable bass groove, while the incredible ‘Burkina Faso’ is Ghana’s great lost electro-funk gem, a sleek construction of robotic bass, call-and-response vocals, and fat stabs of slippery synth. Difficult, if not impossible to find for decades, Analog Africa is proud to make Gyedu-Blay Ambolley’s extraordinary eighties recordings available to a wider audience.
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu - The Return
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu
The Return
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Black Focus)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"The Return" ist die logische Entwicklung von "Black Focus". Kamaal Williams gräbt sich mit seinem Keyboard durch visionäre Jazz-Einflüsse und vermengt sie mit Strukturen, Sounds und Signalen aus den damit übersättigten Strassen Londons. Der an klassische 70er Fusion-Werke von Lonnie Liston Smith und Roy Ayers erinnernde Keyboard-Sound wird von ungehobelten Hip-Hop-Rhythmen und Cut-Up-Arrangements aktueller Piratensender gestützt. Progressiv, funky, cosmic, forschend und ungezwungen musikalisch - das ist das Klangbild eines Musikers, der sein Können in stets aufregende neue Formen verfeinert. Während in den USA Kamasi Washington und Thundercat einen gänzlich neuen Dialog zwischen Jazz und Hip-Hop begonnen und damit junge, neue Hörer begeistert konnten, sind es in London Ausnahmetalente wie Ezra Collective, Ruby Rushton, Shabaka Hutchings oder eben Kamaal Williams, die hier das gleiche tun. "The Return" ist beides zugleich: Rückkehr und Veredelung eines der aufregendsten musikalischen Londoner Trends der letzten Jahre, dessen Vorläufer Yussef Kamaal waren.
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - P.I.M.P. / Police In Helicopter
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
P.I.M.P. / Police In Helicopter
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Big Crown)
9,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Big Crown Records presents the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band’s smashing cover version of “P.I.M.P.”. Following up on the smashing success of their debut album “55” and a string of essential 45s, this is the third label to press this staple tune. Three labels, three times, three different B sides. Back in 2008 Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band released its smashing cover of 50 Cent's P.I.M.P. which was long thought to be the original sample for the tune. The Mocambo pressing already hard to come by and fetching top dollar on the internet has become an underground classic. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band treat the tune to their signature smashing drums and bass heavy production, taking the original loop and turning it into a full composition. Brass and steel pan parts putting it somewhere between reggae, steel funk, and the “Superfly” Soundtrack. Side B is the proper reggae offering from Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, a cover of the legendary John Holt’s classic “Police In Helicopter”. Another must have two sider, another Big Crown sure shot.
Charles Bradley - Changes
Charles Bradley
Changes
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Daptone)
16,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Charles Bradley's third album is highly anticipated and very emotianal again.
V.A. - The Roots Of Chicha
V.A.
The Roots Of Chicha
2LP | 2011 | US | Reissue (Barbes)
17,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
23 tunes from Lima and the Amazon recorded between 1968 and 1981!
Dorothy Ashby - The Rubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby
Dorothy Ashby
The Rubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby
LP | 1970 | US | Reissue (Cadet)
12,99 €*
Release:1970 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
- "Wax and Wane" sampled by Jay Dee for "Snappin Necks in Africa"
Jr. Thomas & The Volcanoes - Chin Up / Spellbound Colored Vinyl Edition
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