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Pedro
One Kind Of Love
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Musique Plastique)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Peter Mekwunye, who had moved from Nigeria to the United States, self-released 'One Kind Of Love' as a small run cassette in 1993 under the moniker Pedro. His songs were influenced by traditional Nigerian music, as well as the popular tunes he heard on the radio while growing up, f.i. by Fela Kuti and William Onyeabor. Now 'One Kind Of Love' is available on vinyl for the first time ever.
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D/Troit
Soul Sound System
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Crunchy Frog)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Here's a fine 7-inch by the Danish soul/r&b band, rooted in Copenhagen's garage rock underground. 'Soul Sound System' was mixed by Gabe Roth, co-founder of Daptone Records.
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Jamie Saft, Bobby Previte, Steve Swallow & Iggy Pop
Loneliness Road
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Rarenoise)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
On 'Loneliness Road', the trio of Saft, Swallow and Previte arejoined on three tracks by Iggy Pop. The material can bedescribed as original improvised music that transcends genres.
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Fruko Y Sus Tesos
Tesura
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
18,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Here's the first ever reissue of 'Tesura', the 1970 debut by Fruko Y Sus Tesos. Flaunting a macho swagger that is compelling in its focus and elemental integrity, 'Tesura' is heavily influenced by Willie Colon's gangster posturing in New York.
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V.A.
Mamey Colorao
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Grosso)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
More Afro-Cuban Roots Of Boogaloo' - The third release in the series that collects music by Latin bands that were based in New York between the '40s and '60s, expanded with recordings done in Cuba by orquestas or conjuntos such as Félix Chappotín, José Curbelo or La Playa Sextet, all of whom had a big influence on the Latinos in New York.
Lloyd McNeill Quartet, The - Asha
Lloyd McNeill Quartet, The
Asha
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
New edition of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album first released as a private-press album in 1969 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Asha Record label in Washington, DC. First reissued on Soul Jazz Records’ Universal Sound sub-label in 2011 (long deleted) and now available newly digitally remastered on Soul Jazz Records main label in a limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide.Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures. McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. ‘Asha’ was the debut album by the Lloyd McNeill Quartet released on his own private-press record label, echoing the Civil Rights and African-American themes of the era - black economic empowerment and self-sufficiency – as well as a beautiful spirituality to the music. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris.In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US. This album is released as a limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code), and limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide CD edition and also as a digital album on Soul Jazz Records.This album is released in conjunction with the album Lloyd McNeill – Washington Suite (1970) which was released last month also on Soul Jazz Records.
Lloyd McNeill Quartet, The - Asha
Lloyd McNeill Quartet, The
Asha
CD | 2017 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
New edition of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album first released as a private-press album in 1969 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Asha Record label in Washington, DC. First reissued on Soul Jazz Records’ Universal Sound sub-label in 2011 (long deleted) and now available newly digitally remastered on Soul Jazz Records main label in a limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide.Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures. McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. ‘Asha’ was the debut album by the Lloyd McNeill Quartet released on his own private-press record label, echoing the Civil Rights and African-American themes of the era - black economic empowerment and self-sufficiency – as well as a beautiful spirituality to the music. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris.In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US. This album is released as a limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code), and limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide CD edition and also as a digital album on Soul Jazz Records.This album is released in conjunction with the album Lloyd McNeill – Washington Suite (1970) which was released last month also on Soul Jazz Records.
Apostles - Banko Woman
Apostles
Banko Woman
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
For over forty years, the Apostles of Aba have stood as the jewel in the crown of the music scene in Eastern Nigeria. Since their formation in 1973, the band has turned out memorable performances in a variety of styles including rock, soul, funk, pop andreggae. Even today, the Apostles continue to thrill audiences in their hometown of Aba with dazzling shows. Cultures of Soul is proud to present one of the Apostles’ more obscure—yet relentlessly funky recordings in a full-color custom reverse board jacket. BankoWoman, originally released on the eponymous LP on Love Day Records in 1977. Straddling the world realms of afro-funk and disco, the track has long been a coveted dance floor filler amongst DJs, and for the first time is available for a wider audience. On the B-side is “Faith, Luck & Music,” also from the original Banko Woman album.
Paul Nice - Drum Library (The Lost Volumes)
Airto Fogo - Airto Fogo
Airto Fogo
Airto Fogo
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Pharaway Sounds)
21,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.05.2017
EURO FUNK HOLY GRAIL! Featuring superb drummer Sylvain Krief, Airto Fogo’s sole album from 1976 is one of the best instrumental jazz-funk / rare-groove albums ever recorded in France. Heavy drums, Rhodes, analogue keyboards, deep bass, hot horns, Blaxploitation & Latin touches…Highly recommended if you like PLACEBO, CCPP, THE J.B’S, DEODATO, BEN & THE PLATANO GROUP, GODCHILD…
Rupture - Israel Suite / Dominante En Bleu
Rupture
Israel Suite / Dominante En Bleu
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Sommor)
21,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.05.2017
Impossible to find Spiritual Jazz / Funk / Groove / Psych rarity from France, 1973. Rupture was born when famous French songwriter Boris Bergman (France Gall, Dalida, etc) decided to record a conceptual album about the history of Israel. He approached ace drummer and singer Sylvain Krief (Airto Fogo, Michel Fugain, Aznavour, Clark Terry, Bud Powell, etc) and soon, other musicians joined: Jean-François Jenny-Clark (Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, etc) on bass, Georges Locatelli (Total Issue) on guitar, Jean-Pierre Mas (piano, organ, guitar, vocals…) In resume, Rupture was a kind of super-group featuring some of the best musicians from the Euro jazz / progressive / fusion scene. It also included collaborations by Michel Fugain and Nicole Croisille. The album was recorded over a period of three months and the result was released as a very limited private pressing with help from the Futura label. Arranged by Sylvain Krief and Jean-Pierre Mas, “Israel Suite” included a side-long suite on side A and shorter songs on Side B. An incredible mix of vocal / spiritual jazz, funk, progressive, jazz-pop, psych…
Azymuth - Fenix Ron Trent Remix
Azymuth
Fenix Ron Trent Remix
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Far Out)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 23.06.2017
This comes on 180g vinyl. Rivalling their legendary output from the 70’s onwards, Brazilian jazz-funk pioneers Azymuth’s latest album Fenix saw the band on top form, with their trademark samba doido (crazy samba) sounding as slick as ever. Since then, Far Out Recordings has comissioned a special one-off remix for the project, from Chicago deep-house legend Ron Trent, who has long cited Azymuth as musical heroes and one of his biggest influences. With a toughened groove and gorgeous swirls of synth and pad embelishments, Ron’s remix takes Azymuth’s futurist disco even deeper.
Demands, The - Say It Again / Let Me Be Myself
Dazzle - Dazzle
V.A. - Inner Peace (Rare Spiritual Funk & Jazz Gems)
Helmut Brandt Orchestra - Spree Coast Jazz
V.A. - Virtue Recording Studios
Ayelan - Southern California Style
Ayelan
Southern California Style
12" | 2017 | US | Original (Synthesis Century)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
Trying to learn to kick back! Unknown CALI anthem which was never released! Thanks to the family of the late Alan Ayelan for making this one possible.
Shelly Manne - OST Daktari
Shelly Manne
OST Daktari
LP | 1967 | EU | Reissue (Music On Vinyl)
19,99 €*
Release:1967 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Film / TV
Preorder 26.05.2017
Aufgenommen in den Geburtsstunden der Electric Fusion und des Afro-Funk, ist der brillante Soundtrack zur bekannten 60er-Jahre Fernsehserie „Daktari“ desWestküsten-Schlagzeugers Shelly Manne noch immer ein Meilenstein des weltweiten Fusion. Der häufige Einsatz der Marimba und diverser anderer Schlaginstrumentemacht den Soundtrack aus und brachte ihm seinen großen Erfolg. Auf dem Album spielt Mike Wofford ein manipuliertes Piano, um afrikanische Klängenachzuempfinden, und Manne tut sich mit den Schlagzeugern Emil Richards, Larry Bunker, Frank Carlson und Vivtor Feldman zusammen. SteelyDan-Gitarrist Walter Becker war ein Fan der „entfernt afrikanischen“ Musik des Albums, welches klang als hätten es nicht Afrikaner, sondern „Sessionmusiker ausHollywood“ eingespielt. In den späten 1990er Jahren baute Becker eine Percussion-Spur in diesem Stil auf dem Song „Two Against Nature“, das auf dem gleichnamigenSteely Dan-Album veröffentlicht wurde.
Pop Makossa - The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976-1984
Pop Makossa
The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976-1984
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Analog Africa)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 16.06.2017
An explosivecompilation highlighting the era when funk and disco soundsbegan to infiltrate Cameroon's Makossa style. The beat thatholds everything together originate's from the Sawa people'srhythms. When these rhythms collided with merengue, high-life,Congolese rumba, and, later, funk and disco, modern Makossa wasborn. Makossa, the beat that long before football, managed tounify the whole of Cameroon. Some of the greatest Makossa hitsincorporated the electrifying guitars and tight grooves offunk, while others were laced with cosmic synth flourishes.However, most of this music's vibe came down to the bass, and'Pop Makossa' demonstrates why many Cameroonian bass playersare among the most revered in the world.
V.A. - Un Saludo! Mexican Soundsystem Cumbia In LA
V.A.
Un Saludo! Mexican Soundsystem Cumbia In LA
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Songs From Home)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
The first ever vinyl compilation of cumbia sonidera is full of exuberant, hi-energy productions featuring laser drops, shout outs, and crashing percussion. Including anything from classic accordion covers and reverb drenched Andean harps to futuristic synthed out ballads, cumbia sonidera has emerged as popular folk music, bridging the analogue and digital worlds. Selected from the Discos Barba Azul label's catalogue, the compilation highlights the musical link between Los Angeles and Mexico. Issued with old school offset covers, this run is limited to 500 LP's.
Raymond Scott - The Portofino Variations Gold Vinyl Edition
Raymond Scott
The Portofino Variations Gold Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Music On Vinyl)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.05.2017
1963 was the year Raymond Scott composed and recorded Portofino in many different arrangements. However, no recordings were released until Basta did include two versions on Manhattan Research, Inc. [MOVLP1855] The track became one of Scott's most popular 䁃㿰
New Cool Collective Big Band - Featuring Thierno Koite Colored Vinyl Edition
New Cool Collective Big Band
Featuring Thierno Koite Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Music On Vinyl)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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During a tour and recording session in Senegal in 2013, New Cool Collective met up with Thierno Koité after an Orchestra Baobab concert. New Cool have been longtime fans of Thierno's characteristic style and timing, and Koité was a huge inspiration during the Senegal tour. Now they are back with a new album recorded together with Senegalese saxophonist Thierno Koité of Orchestra Baobab / Le Sahel.
Oumou Sangare - Mogoya White Vinyl Edition
Oumou Sangare
Mogoya White Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (No Format)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Die malische, 1968 geborene Wassoulou-Musikerin Oumou Sangaré ist so etwas wie die Diva der Weltmusik.Seit 1990 hat die UN-Botschafterin mit Künstlerinnen wie Alicia Keys, Tracy Chapman, Bela Fleck und DeeDee Bridgewater kollaboriert, ist mehrfach weltweit getourt und hat sechs überaus erfolgreiche Alben beiWorld Circuit veröffentlicht, die einen nicht unwesentlichen Beitrag zum Boom malischer Musik leisteten."Mogoya" kommt nun allerdings via Nø Førmat! in den Handel. Nicht die einzige Veränderung, auch dasKlangbild wurde modifiziert. Zwar fußen die neuen Songs nach wie vor tief in den Traditionen Malis, doch derSound wirkt viel frischer und kraftvoller, als man das von früheren Aufnahmen kennt. "This time round Iwanted to go for more of a modern sound, to satisfy young people in Mali but being careful, all the while, torespect my culture and tradition", wie Sangaré unterstreicht. Neben herkömmlichen afrikanischenKlangerzeugern wie dem Saiteninstrument Kamele N’goni oder der Röhrenglocke Karignan kamen zu diesemZweck elektrische Gitarren, Bass, Keyboards, Synthesizer und Tony Allen an den Drums zum Einsatz. Fürdie Produktion von "Mogoya" zeichnen der Schwede Andreas Unge und das französische Kollektiv A.l.b.e.r.t.(Ludovic Bruni, Vincent Taurelle, Vincent Taeger), das bereits für Air, Tony Allen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beckund Franz Ferdinand tätig war, verantwortlich.
DJ Soopasoul - Soopastole Edits Volume 2
DJ Soopasoul
Soopastole Edits Volume 2
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Soopastole)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Finally - number 3 on the way. This time Bobby Byrd & Lyn Collins get the exclusive treatment by the mighty DJ Supasoul! Tip!
Aretha Franklin - Laughing On The Outside Clear Audiophile Vinyl Version
Aretha Franklin
Laughing On The Outside Clear Audiophile Vinyl Version
LP | 1963 | EU | Reissue (Doxy)
13,99 €*
Release:1963 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.05.2017
Laughing on the Outside is the fifth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin released on August 12, 1963. The album was recorded at Columbia Recording Studios in New York and Hollywood. These sessions found a 21-year-old Aretha Franklin recording Jazz Music and Pop Music standards, from Johnny Mercer to Duke Ellington. She is backed by the arrangements of Columbia producer Robert Mersey.(...)In Skylark, the opening number, her voice soars “in lovely flight,” like the bird invoked in the lyrics; standards like For All We Know, Ellington’s Solitude and Berlin’s Say It Isn’t So become new experiences as projected by Aretha’s rare magnetic power. She gives new songs like I Wonder (for which Aretha wrote the words), If Ever I Would Leave You and I Wanna Be Around distinctive, unforgettable interpretations, the kind that set standards for time and singers to come. An especial highlight is Aretha’s treatment of one of the most touching songs to come along in some time, Mr. Ugly. Throughout the album,conductor Robert Mersey’s tasteful arrangements lend Aretha strong, sympathetic support” Numbered first press of 500 copies.
Bill Evans, Shelly Manne, Monty Budwig - Empathy Clear Audiophile Vinyl Version
Bill Evans, Shelly Manne, Monty Budwig
Empathy Clear Audiophile Vinyl Version
LP | 1962 | EU | Reissue (Doxy)
13,99 €*
Release:1962 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.05.2017
This album came about through a fortuitous convergence of circumstances. Shelly Manne & His Men were appearing at New York’s Village Vanguard, sharing the bill with the Bill Evans Trio. Creed Taylor set up a session at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio with Evans and Manne sharing top billing. Manne’s bass player, Monty Budwig, made up the trio. This was a busman’s holiday for Evans, who was freed from the musical parameters he had set for his then-current trio. The result is that his playing seemed lighter, freer, and more relaxed than it had for a while (...) It’s clear that everyone was having a good time and simply enjoying being relieved of their duties with their regular combos, even if for just one day (allmusic) Numbered first press of 500 copies.
Winfield Parker - Shake That Thing
Winfield Parker
Shake That Thing
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Brewerytown Beats)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
This release is remixed by Tom Moulton from the original session tapes then re-mastered by Peter Humphreys @ Masterwork Recording Inc.Hand Picked by Brewerytown Beats
Les Tres Femmes - Listen To Your Mama
Les Tres Femmes
Listen To Your Mama
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Brewerytown Beats)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Jamie/Guyden Records is happy to announce our newest release in the Brewerytown Beats DJ series (PHL-BB-DJ(1/2)) - We are continuing to dig, discover, remix & remaster then re-release quality Philadelphia funk & soul from the Phil L.A. of Soul archives. Les Tres Femmes - Listen To Your Mama has been sought after for sometime. Our newest release has the never-before released Instrumental B-Side - This release is remixed by Tom Moulton from the original session tapes then re-mastered by Peter Humphreys @ Masterwork Recording Inc.Hand Picked by Brewerytown Beats
Magnum - Evolution (Beats Edit) / It's The Music That Makes Us Do It Black Vinyl Edition
Magnum
Evolution (Beats Edit) / It's The Music That Makes Us Do It Black Vinyl Edition
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Brewerytown Beats)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Standard Edition on black vinyl WITHOUT picture cover. Remastered form the original Session Tapes. First time ever on the flip - It's The Music That Makes Us Do It.
Magnum - Evolution (Beats Edit) / It's The Music That Makes Us Do It Limited Picture-Sleeve Edition
Magnum
Evolution (Beats Edit) / It's The Music That Makes Us Do It Limited Picture-Sleeve Edition
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Brewerytown Beats)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Limited Edition on colored vinyl with picture cover. Remastered form the original Session Tapes. First time ever on the flip - It's The Music That Makes Us Do It.Limited to 500 copies.
Bumblebee Unlimited - Lady Bug
Bumblebee Unlimited
Lady Bug
12" | 1978 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
14,99 €*
Release:1978 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
Originally released in 1978 on Greg Charmichael's Red Greg Records, "Lady Bug" and ""Love Bug"" are probably Bumblebee Unlimited's most recognizable hits. Much like Cloud One, Universal Robot Band and Inner Life, Bumblebee Unlimited was a studio-based disco unitconducted by Patrick Adams and Gregory Carmichael. Their only album "Sting Like a Bee" was released by RCA in 1979 with contributions from longtime Adams & Carmichael collaborators Leroy Burgess (vocals), Norbert Sloley (bass), and Richard Taninbaum (drums). With an undeniable groove, signature keys and arrangements by Patrick Adams in additionto the comically sped-up vocals, Lady Bug is considered by many to be one of the most important underground tracks of the Disco era. As with the original "Lady Bug" 12" Single, the John Morales and Frank Trimarco "Sunshine Sound" mix takes the A-side of the RCA release. A true Disco version in every sense of the word, this almost 10 minute mix brings out the Latin percussions to the front makingit a true dance floor classic and establishing John Morales as one of the best remixers in the industry.The B-Side belongs to one of New York City's hottest DJs at the time: Larry Levan. Despite being a very early remix by the Legendary Paradise Garage DJ, the talent was evident and his understanding of a club mix in wide display. It’s no wonder Larry Levan would go to become one of the most respected and revered remixers of his generation. Similarly to the Morales/Trimarco version, the percussions are accented throughout themix making it ready for the discotheque. However the two mixes are undoubtely different with Levan’s bringing out more funk out of the Adams compositionfocusing more on the keys and the infectious bass lines. No real point in arguing which is better, so let’s just be glad we have both.
Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This / Tasty Cakes / Turn This Mutha
Idris Muhammad
Could Heaven Ever Be Like This / Tasty Cakes / Turn This Mutha
12" | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Kudu)
9,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
We are proud to present an official Sony reissue of 'Could Heaven Ever Be Like This', widely acknowledged as quite simply one of the greatest disco releases of all time. On the flip are Idris Muhammad's two other bangers from that period, 'Turn This Mutha Out' and 'Tasty Cakes', thus making this release a trio of delights. Taken from the original master tapes, and released on 180g vinyl, this release is a must have for your collection.
Pasteur Lappe - Na Man Pass Man
Pasteur Lappe
Na Man Pass Man
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Africa Seven)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.05.2017
Following on from the Pasteur Lappé compilation 'African Funk Experimentals' on Africa Seven, here's a repress of his second album from 1979, 'Na Man Pass Man'. The album is full of diverse sounds, ranging from driving funk, sweeping disco grooves, syrupy ballads, reggae and Jackson-five-esque pop to finger-lickin' soul.
V.A. - Afrosonique Volume 1
V.A.
Afrosonique Volume 1
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Africa Seven)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
This is the ideal first instalment of a series of compilations bridging African tracks from the '70s and '80s with the most talented artists of today into a remix and re-edit series. With no multi-tracks available, the artists have gone through an incredible work of editing and overdubbing - almost remixing the original works. The result is a frenetic and fresh blend of styles ranging from modern Afro-jazz cuts to heavyweight dancefloor gear, almost spiritual hypnotic club anthems and low-tempo dreamscapes. In a time in which African music is coming back prominently as one of the primary influences of electronic music, 'Afrosonique Vol. 1' effortlessly goes full circle bringing together the original energy of African classics with the disruptive talent of today's innovators.
Unknown Artist - Decent International 01
Unknown Artist
Decent International 01
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Decent International)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 19.05.2017
The drums smack. The bass is too loud. Liberia, Ghana, all the way across to Uganda. 1970's tinpot dictatorships birth colourful sounds. Magnetic tape, Linn drums and Bucket Brigade delay units confuse the mix. Sub-cultural colonialism to destroy the dance. Still, it sounds good. And it looks nice. Nice sleeve art. Move along. Move along....
Shadow - D'Hardest
Shadow
D'Hardest
12" | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Jamwax)
13,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 16.06.2017
After Sweet Sweet Dreams album, Jamwax is very proud to finally release D'Hardest on its original maxi 12'' format. “D'Hardest” was recorded at K.H. studios in Trinidad in 1980 and another version/mix was released on the Wake Up album. This song is everything, thanks to Winston Bailey aka Shadow and all his team.
Georges Edouard Nouel - Chodo
Georges Edouard Nouel
Chodo
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Rebirth On Wax)
20,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
Spiritual afro jazz funk with west indies and latin influences by Georges-Edouard Nouel, this jazz pianist from Martinique is better known for his collaboration with Noel McGhie, Steve Potts or Roland Brival but his only album is just a masterpiece, essential to any lovers of deep jazz records..
Ennanga Vision - Ennanga Vision Black Vinyl Version
Ennanga Vision
Ennanga Vision Black Vinyl Version
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Soundway)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
Standard Edition on black Vinyl. This post-modern African soundtrack follows London producer Jesse Hackett’s heady musical journey into the heart of Uganda - recording with chief collaborator, multi instrumentalist and singer Albert Ssempeke and featuring assorted vocal legends from the north of the country. The music blends a fully electronic sensibility with unusual, hand-crafted, African one-string fiddles, a 200-year-old harp and an enormous, group-played xylophone. It mixes traditional Ugandan folk songs and modern pop forms into a new plastic organic vision.
Ennanga Vision - Ennanga Vision Neon Vinyl Version
Ennanga Vision
Ennanga Vision Neon Vinyl Version
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Soundway)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
Limited Gatefold Edition on Neon Vinyl!This post-modern African soundtrack follows London producer Jesse Hackett’s heady musical journey into the heart of Uganda - recording with chief collaborator, multi instrumentalist and singer Albert Ssempeke and featuring assorted vocal legends from the north of the country. The music blends a fully electronic sensibility with unusual, hand-crafted, African one-string fiddles, a 200-year-old harp and an enormous, group-played xylophone. It mixes traditional Ugandan folk songs and modern pop forms into a new plastic organic vision.
Cloud One - Doin' It All Night
Cloud One
Doin' It All Night
12" | 2017 | US | Original (Queen Constance)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
DBH Music welcomes Queen Constance Records to the label Family! Another fantastic label runned by the Mastermind Peter Brown from New York City. We're honoured to present you in future some pearls of Disco & Funk on black gold! Starting with the essential and hard to find "Cloud One - Doin' It All Night/ Dust To Dust" from 1979, written and produced Peter Brown & Patrick Adams!
Twinkie Clark - Awake O Zion / Power
Twinkie Clark
Awake O Zion / Power
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
Gospel Disco time Again!!!! After the sucess of "The Power of You're Love" we deceded to pull out a couple more of our gospel disco dancefloor favorites. Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark-Terrell ( who was in the the Clark Sisters before going solo) Recorded this beast for the LP Ye Shall Receive Power in 1980-81 for Armen Boladian's Sound Of Gospel Records out of Detroit (A Sub of the mighty Westbound Records). Both tracks featured on the LP only so desperatly need some 45 action. I'm not going to try and sell you this one with tales of its history all you need to do is drop the needle (or press the little play icon)..... Straight up monster dancefloor destructor.
Bahama Soul Club - The Havana Remixes
Bahama Soul Club
The Havana Remixes
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Buyú)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.05.2017
Acht handverlesene Produzenten, DJs und Künstlergruppen, jeweils Meisterihres Faches, haben ihre Lieblingssongs aus "Havana '58", demvielgepriesenen, vierten Studioalbum vom Bahama Soul Club zum Remixenausgewählt. Das Ergebnis: "The Havana Remixes". Sehr eigene, individuelleund teilweise unerwartete Interpretationen der ohnehin schonaußergewöhnlichen Originale.
Los Charly's Orchestra - It's So / History Feat. Omar
Los Charly's Orchestra
It's So / History Feat. Omar
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Imagenes)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 30.06.2017
Good news! music lovers, Soul searchers, and record diggers!Los Charly's Orchestra are back!!! this time celebrating their 10th anniversary and featuring the tropical Soul legend: Omar, for their latest extravaganza of Caribbean infused Disco/Boogie.LCO has left an important landmark on the global Soulful Disco - Jazz Funk landscape since the very beginning, and their tireless production machine still continues today to deliver some of the most epic groovers, such as: "All Around The World, Everlasting Love & Sunshine", in between many others.Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel (the two men behind this project), continue on their endless effort for producing enduring music by delivering their latest EP which contains an LCO's Re-make treatment of Omar's classic: "It's So" plus a brand new Boogie-Reggaeish fusion track entitled: "History", both tracks with their correspondent instrumentals for the delight of the vinyl junkie, and groove music aficionado.
Soothsayers - Speak To My Soul
Soothsayers
Speak To My Soul
10" | 2017 | EU | Original (Wah Wah 45s)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Wah Wah 45s are proud to present the first release from Afro-dub stalwarts and brand new signings, Soothsayers. Having been fans of this influential South London based outfit for the best part of two decades now, it's come as a great thrill to finally, officially welcome them to the fold.These four brand new recordings, issued rather beautifully on ten-inches of wax with bespoke sleeve artwork and featuring the imagery of Polish photographer Kazimierz Zagórski, draw from the kaleidoscope of influences that have forged the Soothsayers sound. For the new listener they provide a window into the world of a band that have explored a myriad of forms, developing the groove and philosophy that originally shepherded these musicians onto a common path. For the seasoned fan, these tracks provide a fresh take on some live favourites, including re-workings of Afro-jazz favourites, and expansive vocal versions of classic Soothsayer dubs.
Arian - Arian
Arian
Arian
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
Favorite Recordings proudly presents this new official reissue of ARIAN: A rare and underrated Disco album originally released in 1981 by PGP RTB label and fully recorded in New-York.Arian Kerliu was born in the small town of Macedonia, Dibra or Debar. Arian’s first recordings for a local radio stations were at the age of 14, appearing in almost every music festival in Ex-Yugoslavia. When he was 19, Arian came to New York City, working different jobs and studying music. His first music engagements were in various clubs throughout the city, playing guitar and singing. He then met with James Benjamin-Fish, well known bass-guitar player, with whom he formed the band ARIAN & FUNKY FAMILY, mainly performing in the best clubs of NYC at that time.Together, they came to an idea to record an album of their own. After travelling throughout the US, they got to know each other very well, and had connected with probably some of the best musicians you could find at that time. Thus they had Sinclair Acey arranging three songs and Hubert Eaves, as a writer of "Still Together", a beautiful ballad written in honor of his wife. By that time Hubert had gained two Grammy awards for Stephanie Mills’ albums. Kornelius Cambell also wrote and composed two songs of the album, which Sinclair Acey arranged. The album also contains a great cover of “Can’t Say Goodbye” by Bobby Caldwell, a song that Arian and James had interpreted almost every night when touring. And all of this completed with the background vocals of Tawatha Agee (Mtume), Shevill Alexander and Sybil Thomas (Raw Silk).Arian & Funky Family band was then invited in Yugoslavia for a European tour, including James, Kornelius and Stacey, but also others great musicians such as William "Spaceman" Patterson, Zane Mark, Steve Kroon, Trevor Gale, Alex Foster, or Reggie Marks, not forgetting Flame Braithwaite and Meli'sa Morgan on background vocals. Having the material of the 4 songs ready and finalized, the PGP RTB label from Belgrade offered them to release an album, with the idea to also adapt the songs with lyrics from the famous Croatian musician and writer Mario Mihaljevic.Today, Favorite Recordings is deeply honored to bring this brilliant LP back to life. In order to insure the best sound quality, the original tracklist has been dispatched on a double vinyl version, which should please all DJs and music collectors.
Malamanya - Malamanya
Malamanya
Malamanya
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Secret Stash)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
Malamanya is a United States based band comprised of musicians who share a mutual respect and enthusiasm for traditional rhythms and melodies from Cuba and Latin America.Their style is vintage and their sound is classic. Their onstage energy and compositions reflect the communal, complex, and celebratory spirit prevalent in these musical genres.
Trombone Shorty - Parking Lot Symphony
Trombone Shorty
Parking Lot Symphony
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Blue Note)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
Troy Andrews (born 1986), also known by the stage name Trombone Shorty, is an American musician, producer, actor and philanthropist from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is best known as a trombone and trumpet player but also plays drums, organ, and tuba. He has worked with some of the biggest names in rock, pop, jazz, funk, and hip hop. Andrews is the younger brother of trumpeter and bandleader James Andrews and the grandson of singer and songwriter Jessie Hill. Other musical family members are cousins Glen David Andrews and the late Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill. Andrews began playing trombone at age four, and since 2009 has toured with his own band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.
Serpentwithfeet - Blisters Colored Vinyl Edition
Serpentwithfeet
Blisters Colored Vinyl Edition
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Tri Angle)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Epische R&B-Melodramen, erschreckend intim. In jedem Songbildet ein minimalistisches repetitives Sample das fragile Gerüstfür die verstörend expressiven und zitternden Vocals. WennFlutwellen des Sounds plötzlich einströmen, um dieleidenschaftlichsten Momente zu akzentuieren, wird esatemberaubend. Angesichts der Tatsache, dass er sowohl Brandyals auch Bjork als Inspirationen nennt, ist es nicht verwunderlich,dass Serpentwithfeet diese feine Grenze zwischenemotionalem Gospel und subkulturellen Stylings trifft.
Serpentwithfeet - Blisters Black Vinyl Edition
Serpentwithfeet
Blisters Black Vinyl Edition
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Tri Angle)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Epische R&B-Melodramen, erschreckend intim. In jedem Songbildet ein minimalistisches repetitives Sample das fragile Gerüstfür die verstörend expressiven und zitternden Vocals. WennFlutwellen des Sounds plötzlich einströmen, um dieleidenschaftlichsten Momente zu akzentuieren, wird esatemberaubend. Angesichts der Tatsache, dass er sowohl Brandyals auch Bjork als Inspirationen nennt, ist es nicht verwunderlich,dass Serpentwithfeet diese feine Grenze zwischenemotionalem Gospel und subkulturellen Stylings trifft.
Oscar Peterson Trio - The Trio
Oscar Peterson Trio
The Trio
LP | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Music On Vinyl)
24,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
The Trio is a 1973 live recording at the London House in Chicago. Winner of the 1975 Grammy Award for "Best Jazz Performance By A Group", this energetic live set is the highlight of all three storied careers.
Blues Dimension - B.D. Is Dead, Long Live B.D. Blue Vinyl Edition
Blues Dimension
B.D. Is Dead, Long Live B.D. Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Music On Vinyl)
24,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
Blues Dimension was active until 1969, when the group's breakup was announced in the title of their last and third album B.D. Is Dead, Long Live B.D. On this record Jaap van Eyck can be heard once again, it was also the only album recorded with drummer Herman van Boeyen.
Praia Futuro - Praia Futuro
Praia Futuro
Praia Futuro
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Nublu)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder 19.05.2017
"Praia Futuro" can be thought of as the spiritual descendants of the early 70s "udigrudi" movement of the Brazilian Northeast. The "udigrudis" were the hippies and freaks of Recife, Maranhão and Fortaleza who adopted a laid-back, "soon come" approach to life and creating art and loved to combine different musical elements into their musical stew. This is where Praia Futuro is coming from. Nublu founder Ilhan Ersahin has joined forces with some of the modern Northeast's leading lights, including drummer/producer Kalil, sought-after guitarist Catatau of the band Cidadão Instigado (among other projects), and Nação Zumbi legend Dengue. That's a lot of heavyweight firepower right there and despite the very laid-back approach (remember that udigrudi heritage!) has produced some incredibly fresh and vital sounds. They draw more on a combination of rock and the rich native Northeastern music culture of Brazil than on any notion of samba or bossa. This is a record that promises to stretch many ears and blow quite a few minds.
Idris Muhammad - Turn This Mutha Out
Idris Muhammad
Turn This Mutha Out
LP | 1977 | UK | Reissue (Soul Brother)
20,99 €*
Release:1977 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.05.2017
Idris Muhammad recorded this classic Jazz-Funk album 'Turn This Mutha Out' in 1977 for the Kudu label. Some great session musicians accompanied him and the album has that David Matthews signature Disco-Jazz-Funk sound. It was well received in the UK most notably for the opening track 'Could Heaven Ever Be Like This', an undisputed classic. Idris and Wilbur Bascomb on bass create the perfect bedrock for Mike Brecker on Tenor Sax, Hiram Bullock on Guitar and Cliff Carter on Synthesizer to solo above, topped by Frank Floyd's vocals. It has been sampled at least seventeen times, most notably by Jamiroquai and Drake.
Exciters, The - Caviar And Chitlins
Exciters, The
Caviar And Chitlins
LP | 2017 | US | Reissue (Nature Sounds)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
Formed in Queens, NY in the early 1960s, The Exciters were a dynamic R&B quartet consisting of lead singer Brenda Reid and her producer/writer husband Herb Rooney, plus vocalists Carolyn Johnson and Lillian Walker. The group rose to prominence in 1962, when their hit single “Tell Him” rose to #4 on the U.S. pop chart.The Exciters continued releasing quality music for years, including their 1969 RCA album Caviar And Chitlins, a vintage slice of soul / R&B from perhaps the most important era in the genre’s history. Incidentally, a few years later the album’s producer Herb Rooney would go on to produce and write one of hip-hop’s most sampled records ever, “Synthetic Substitution” by Melvin Bliss. Long out-of print, Caviar And Chitlins is now available on vinyl for the frst time in decades. Discover it now thanks to this official reissue from Nature Sounds.
Sun Ra - Singles Volume 2
Sun Ra
Singles Volume 2
3LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Strut)
28,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
Following 2016’s definitive collection of singles released by Sun Ra from across his illustrious career, Strut present the second volume of the vinyl edition on 3LP format which focus on Ra’s later 1962-1991 period.Released sporadically during the three decades and primarily on the Saturn label, the 45s offer one-off missives from Ra’s prolific cosmic journey, tracing the development of his forward-thinking “Space-Bop” and his unique take on jazz and blues traditions which remains unlike anything else from the period. As with the first volume vinyl editions, the collection is hugely varied, ranging from Ra’s spoken word recitations and some of his R&B recordings to alternative versions of Arkestra staples like ‘Love In Outer Space’, ‘Enlightenment’ and ‘Rocket No. 9’. The singles are also unpredictable vehicles for Ra’s music, combining different tracks from different sessions and occasionally making available music which was recorded many years beforehand.As Francis Gooding describes them, “they are answers to questions that albums won’t answer, and questions that can’t be asked or answered elsewhere.”As with Ra’s LPs, most 45s were only pressed in small runs and have since become extremely rare and sought after. On the volume 2 vinyl editions, we feature tracks that have only ever been seen via a small handful of copies including ‘Love In Outer Space’ b/w ‘Mayan Temple’ and ‘The Blue One’ b/w ‘Orbitration In Blue’; some were planned and pencilled but allegedly never made it to vinyl and some appeared as limited one-off magazine singles including Ra’s very last single release, the reflective ‘I Am The Instrument’.Sleeve note writers Chris Trent and Paul Griffiths brilliantly illustrate the role of the single within Ra’s career and break down each release with detailed track by track notes. Working with Sun Ra LLC and Sun Ra archivist Michael D. Anderson, Strut has also assembled the best possible master sources for each track.‘Singles’ Vol. 2 features fully remastered tracks, rare photos, original 45 artwork,Chris Trent sleeve notes and detailed track by track and session notes by Paul Griffiths.
Brian Bennett - Voyage: A Journey Into Discoid Funk
Brian Bennett
Voyage: A Journey Into Discoid Funk
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Isle Of Jura)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
Reissued on 180-gram vinyl with completely remastered sound, here's the highly sought after cosmic disco classic 'Voyage: A Journey Into Discoid Funk' by Brian Bennett, originally released in 1978. This edition is way better than the few crappy sounding bootlegs which appeared through the years.
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Georges Edouard Nouel
Chodo
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Rebirth On Wax)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
Spiritual Afro jazz funk with influences from the West Indies and Latin-America. This jazz pianist from Martinique is best known for his collaborations with Noel McGhie, Steve Potts and Roland Brival. His only solo-album is a masterpiece, essential for fans of deep jazz records.
New Sound Quartet - Crazy Colours
New Sound Quartet
Crazy Colours
LP | 1979 | EU | Original (Spettro)
31,99 €*
Release:1979 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
Rome was, of course, the pulsing heart of Italian library music - it is the place where tv and movies are made, so editors and musicians tend to gather there. But we must not forget what was happening in the library music world, at the same time, in Milan - where there was a very active music industry, but leaning more on the pop and jazz side. The Roman style was more connected to the classic and orchestral tradition, but the musicians from Milan adopted a more urban and international approach, in the vein of contemporary pop with some US jazz-funk instrumental deviations. It’s not a coincidence that among the most active artists in the library world we find people who - in the Seventies and Eighties - played in many records by Mina, Fabrizio De André, Gaber, Branduardi and Fausto Papetti. The quartet featuring pianist Oscar Rocchi, bassist Gigi Cappellotto, drummer Andy Surdi and guitarist Ernesto Verardi is behind many great library music albums from the golden age, most of which released via the labels owned by Edizioni Minstrel. “Crazy Colours” (originally marketed in 1979 via BAM label, credited to the New Sound Quartet), is quite a big effort for a library music album, since it features a whole orchestra to back the quartet and soloist Hugo Heredia (always present on sax and flute in the albums by the four musicians). In these eight tracks, orchestral disco music is the main focus: in the vein of late Seventies, the biggest influences are to be found in Quincy Jones and Barry White.
Modern Sound Quartet - Horoscope
Modern Sound Quartet
Horoscope
LP | 1978 | EU | Original (Spettro)
31,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
Rome was, of course, the pulsating heart of Italian library music - it is the place where tv and movies are made, so editors and musicians tend to gather there. But we must not forget what was happening, at the same time, in Milan - where there was a very active music industry, but leaning more on the pop and jazz side. The Roman style was more connected to the classic and orchestral tradition, but the musicians in Milan adopted a more urban and international approach, in the vein of contemporary pop with some US jazz-funk instrumental deviations. It’s not a coincidence that among the most active artists in the library world we find people who - in the Seventies and Eighties - played in many records by Mina, Fabrizio De André, Gaber, Branduardi and Fausto Papetti. The quartet featuring pianist Oscar Rocchi, bassist Gigi Cappellotto, drummer Andy Surdi and guitarist Ernesto Verardi is behind many great library music albums, most of which released via the labels owned by Edizioni Minstrel. “Horoscope” was released in 1978, in a few hundred out of commerce copies, credited to Modern Sound Quartet (one of the many monikers used by the band), on Ring label. This album is a manifesto of the band’s style, using the concept of horoscope and zodiac signs to lay down a dozen of tracks perfectly reflecting their age.
Fabio Fabor / Antonio Arena - Superman
Fabio Fabor / Antonio Arena
Superman
LP | 1984 | EU | Original (Spettro)
31,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
1983, in the history of synths, is a key year. During the January edition of NAMM (the most important music fair in the US), indeed, MIDI - the standard protocol for electronic instruments interaction - was introduced to the world. Until then, programming and making synths work together was something practiced by a restricted elite of “wizards", explorers armed with cables and analog patches, who could create new sonic worlds - but totally temporary, not replicable. Real superheroes of sonic synthesis, scientists of filters who, nowadays, are highly considered by musicians all over the world, after decades of forced exile. In Italy, the seeds of this tradition were planted in RAI’s Laboratory of Phonology (in Milan), in the middle of the 1950’s; later, pioneers like Piero Umiliani, Federico Monti Arduini (aka Il Guardiano Del Faro), Marcello Giombini, Giampiero Boneschi and Fabio Borgazzi (Fabio Fabor) introduced electronic music in pop. Fabor (together with Antonio Arena) is the protagonist of “Superman", an album of library music released by the World label (owned by Minstrel group) in 1984. Borgazzi, born in 1920, lived through the whole saga of Italian easy listening music (from big orchestras to the digital revolution), always keeping up with the latest styles and trends.
Banana - Live
Banana
Live
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Leaving)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
The album itself was recorded live to reel to reel tape on March 29th 2016 to be aired as a special on dublab.com. This incarnation of the ensemble came together to serve as backing group for Cate Le Bon's "Crab Day" promotional tour as well as the opening act. They performed in Brussels, Paris, Istanbul, Cardiff, London, Los Angeles, and New York City. Banana was a new experience. The sound of musicians feels very connected to playing freely around composed pieces under the direction of Josiah Steinbrick - exploring themes and theories of naturalism and modalism through repetition. For those in search of a bath, a rinse, a departure, or an expansion. Hopefully exotic, hopefully pleasant. Banana adds bright notes of fruit to what exploratory trumpeter Jon Hassell once called the “coffee-coloured classical music of the future.” Composer Josiah Steinbrick works in the best tradition of the so-called Fourth World repertory bequeathed to us by YMO vets Haruomi Hosono and Ryuchi Sakamoto, gay musical polymath Lou Harrison, surfing shape-shifter Mike Cooper, 80s cassette weirdos Rimarimba, spiritual jazz guru and Sun Ra alum Kelan Phil Cochran, and the entire Nonesuch Explorer series of vinyl records, not to mention Hassell himself. In dialogue with and in some cases outdoing those precursors, Banana brings non-western modalities into imaginative proximity with the hypnotic, structural avant minimalism we have come to associate with Cage, Conrad, Young, and Reich. Encircled by the polyrhythmic mallet patterns and echoing reverberations committed to tape here, one is reminded of how much Cage and co. copped from the near and far East, not that anyone’s complaining. To bring another New York-based kindred spirit into the conversation, Banana “LIVE” feels like Arthur Russell’s “First Thought, Best Thought” recorded in an echoey Unitarian Church in Java, lovingly documented in hand-drawn field doodles by someone the likes of anthropologist Mic Taussig. The worlds—the imaginative geographies—of Banana are held in tension like multiple exposures on a roll of film, and indeed the sextet’s profoundly cinematic sounds would ably update the already impossibly cool soundtracks for ethnographic psychedelic films the likes of Bruce Conner’s “Looking for Mushrooms” or Phill Niblock’s “The Movement of Working People.” Performing live, the band donned identical woven mohair hats suggesting agricultural work in the global South, one of many ways in which Banana upends and submits to scrutiny the conventional North American chic for the “exotic.” Banana “Live” is about the respect of bandmates for each other’s improvisatory wherewithal, and, by extension, the respect we all must have for the earth and for each other under this new political dark cloud. Composed & Produced by Josiah Steinbrick Stephen Black - Clarinet, Saxophone Huw Evans - Guitar, Synthesizer Josh Klinghoffer - Marimba, Synthesizer Cate Le Bon - Piano, Vibraphone Stella Mozgawa - Bass, Marimba, Percussion Josiah Steinbrick - Vibraphone, Piano
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Nikka Costa
Nikka & Strings: Underneath And In Between
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Metropolis)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
Soul singer Nikka Costa offers unique interpretations of classics by Ray Charles, Etta James, Arthur Russel, Jeff Buckley, Marvin Gaye, Prince, etc.
Alton Ellis - Love To Share
Alton Ellis
Love To Share
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Radiation Roots)
24,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.05.2017
One of Jamaica’s most highly-rated vocalists, Alton Ellis made an incredible contribution to the island’s popular music. Blessed with a particularly emotive voice that brings shivers to the spine whether singing original material or cover tunes, Ellis was born and raised in Trench Town, the west Kingston ghetto area that gave rise to Bob Marley and the Wailers and countless other singers. Ellis and singing partner Eddie Parkins hit big in 1961 with the ballad ‘Muriel’ for Coxsone Dodd, and after Parkins moved to the USA, Ellis teamed briefly with John Holt, and then began fronting the Flames harmony group. He excelled in the rock steady style, christening the genre with ‘Rock Steady’ and ‘I Have Got A Date,’ bouncing between Studio One and Treasure Isle for a number of years. From 1971, he spent increasing period in London, but continued to record hits in Jamaica for various producers. The 1979 release Love To Share was arranged by the great Studio One keyboardist, Jackie Mittoo, who co-produced the album with Junior Lincoln, founder of the London-based Bamboo label; the disc straddles the line between lover’s rock and roots reggae, remaining a lesser-known classic.
John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane - Cosmic Music
John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane
Cosmic Music
LP | 1968 | US | Reissue (Superior Viaduct)
25,99 €*
Release:1968 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
John Coltrane transformed the inner architecture of jazz, throughout the mid-1950s and 1960s and long after his premature death at age 40 in 1967. No other American musician could be said to be at the spiritual center of the ‘60s musical universe as Trane influenced Albert Ayler, La Monte Young, Jimi Hendrix and everybody in between. Cosmic Music, originally self-released by Alice Coltrane in 1968 and later issued by Impulse!, features two tracks (“Manifestation” and “Rev. King”) by John Coltrane’s legendary final quintet that were recorded in San Francisco on February 2nd, 1966 and two more (“Lord Help Me To Be” and “The Sun”) from Alice Coltrane’s very first session as a bandleader, recorded six months after her husband’s passing. “Manifestation” opens with the group already in mid-flight: Trane’s fierce tenor leads the way with Pharoah Sanders’ blistering sax and Alice’s powerful chords hearing his call. On “Rev. King,” Trane introduces a lyrical theme and then the composition erupts into fiery incantations, while Jimmy Garrison’s bass throbs alongside the propulsive, gravity-defying drumming of Rashied Ali. Foreshadowing her majestic debut, A Monastic Trio, “Lord Help Me To Be” brings Alice’s celestial piano playing and inspired improvisations to the foreground with Sanders, Garrison and drummer Ben Riley rumbling in tow. “The Sun,” a meditative ballad with subtle urgency, perfectly closes the album’s contemplative circle. As John Coltrane recites on the final track, “May there be peace and love and perfection throughout all creation.”
Susana Estrada - The Sexadelic Disco-Funk Sound Of Susana Estrada
Susana Estrada
The Sexadelic Disco-Funk Sound Of Susana Estrada
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Espacial Discos)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 09.06.2017
Susana Estrada was one of the muses and main figures from the period known as ‘Transition’ in Spain. No other woman represented better than her the freedom and sexual revolution which the country experienced in the 70s after the end of the dictatorship. A truly erotic Goddess, Susana was a model, singer and actress and one of the first women to perform fully-naked plays in Spain. She appeared in numerous erotic magazines and movies and her famous sexual counselling column for Play-Lady magazine caused a big commotion at the time. She reached fame with her erotic musical plays like “Historias Del Strip-Tease”, “Muñecas” (where she simulated to have sex with a robot!) or “Machos”. As a singer, in 1980 Susana released her first 45 for the Belter label from Barcelona: “Machos” / “Acaríciame”. Produced by Josep Lobell and Manuel Gas, it contained two sexy disco tracks which paved the way for her first LP, “Amor y Libertad” (Love and Freedom), released on the Belter sub-label Sauce in 1981. Produced by Cosmic Disco pioneer Josep Llobell (Oliver’s Planet), this is a real fest of 80s Italo Disco, Munich Sound, Boogie, Funk and Modern Soul. The fabulous, minimal production of Llobell collides with the sensual vocals and moanings of Susana, singing about sexual liberation and freedom. Of course, when the album was originally released, nobody understood it. Criminally underrated for many years, “Amor y Libertad” has now become a cult item in the international Cosmic Disco scene.But in 1980, a strange cassette by Susana called “Machos” was also released on the Belter label. It featured music and songs from the play of the same name. There, we can find “Espacial” (seven minutes of robotic funk and Space Cosmic Disco) and “Hagamos el amor” (“Let’s make love”), another sexadelic funk track much in the vein of the ones included on “Amor y Libertad”.On this comp, you’ll find the entire “Amor y Libertad” album except the two tracks which were not in a disco / funk vein (“Ven” and “Arena y mar”), plus “Machos” ( a Celi Bee & the Buzzy Bunch cover), “Acaríciame” from the first Belter 45 and two tracks from the “Machos” cassette: “Espacial” and “Hagamos el amor”. We’ve also included a previously unreleased track courtesy of Susana: “Tócame”, recorded in 2007, in a High Energy Euro Disco vein.
Quantic & Nidia Gongora - Curao
Quantic & Nidia Gongora
Curao
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.05.2017
Curao' is the first full collaborative album from world-renowned British producer Quantic and Colombian folklore singer Nidia Góngora – who has regularly fronted Quantic’s high profile live ensembles in recent years as well as contributing to some of his most popular tracks.With infectiously danceable rhythms, captivating songwriting and up-to-the minute production, ‘Curao’ brings a new and highly original interpretation of the unique, rich and mystical musical traditions of the Colombian Pacific Coast. Combining Quantic’s trademark electronic production with the distinctive traditional rhythms of Pacific music the album presents itself as a captivating body of work.
Mnp - Heavy Tint / Dip-dab
Mnp
Heavy Tint / Dip-dab
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Delights 45)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
Delights label is proud to present its new 7'' release - debut single by the Brighton-based trio MNP. The trio consists of Simon Hill (a.k.a. Beta Hector, bass) and his long-time band-mates: Toby Sendall (Baby Charles, Derriere, guitar) and Robin Mallon (Derriere, drums). Together they create a special kind of cinematic groove music, largely inspired by library and film composers of the 1960's and 70's.The 7'' is a result of the first collaboration between MNP and the Delights label boss - the Jerusalem-based composer/producer Markey Funk. Markey played additional keys and mixed both tracks, giving them his trademark psychedelic sound.Recommended for fans of The Natural Yogurt Band/The Sign of Four, Adrian Younge, Portishead, Drumetrics, and the 1960's library and film music.
Marvin Gaye - Collected Blue Vinyl Edition
Marvin Gaye
Collected Blue Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | Original (Music On Vinyl)
28,99 €*
Release:2017 / Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
The pop world lost one of the most important soul singers ever to grace the world on 1st April 1984. Marvin Gaye has left behind a series of fantastic hits plus a big handful of tracks which deserve the title of masterpiece, all Collected on this album.
Gare Du Nord - Sex 'N' Jazz (Expanded) White Vinyl Edition
Gare Du Nord
Sex 'N' Jazz (Expanded) White Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | Original (Music On Vinyl)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
Originally released in March 2007, Sex 'n' Jazz, starring Marvin Gaye, Paul Carrack and Erik Truffaz, immediately captured the public's attention and became an overnight success for Dutch groove jazz band Gare du Nord. Tracks like "Marvin & Miles", "You're My Medicine" and "Beautiful Day" would become instant classics and kick started a new jazz pop wave in The Netherlands.
Umoja - 707
Umoja
707
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
Originally recorded in the 1980's in South Africa the release is a cosmic blend of disco, soul and pop. Umoja were one of the key figures in a genre which has since become known as 'Bubblegum Music' with the group recording their music during the violent era of apartheid in Africa.
Pino Presti - To Africa / Soul Makossa
Pino Presti
To Africa / Soul Makossa
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Best Record Italy)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
Pino Presti strikes again! This time comes back with a limited edition Ep containing 3 unreleased songs from his 80s music archive. This bass-player, record producer and karate master after the release of a pair of super tight disco singles now turns to a balearic mood, still mantaining a groovy touch but with the addiction of electronic synths and drum machines that brings him into unexplored fields for this great italian producer.
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
Preorder 19.05.2017
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.
Pretenders, The - Just Be Yourself (Kon Remix) / Just Be Yourself (Extended Mix)
Pretenders, The
Just Be Yourself (Kon Remix) / Just Be Yourself (Extended Mix)
12" | 2017 | US | Original (Family Groove)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
The Pretenders ‘Just Be Yourself’ remixed from the original Multitrack 2-inch tapes. World class DJ Kon has been busy doing groundbreaking re-works and remixes of Chic, Michael Jackson, George Benson, T.S. Monk, Donna Summer, Chaka Khan, Gil Scott Heron, Willie Bobo, Pleasure + many others. His 3 Volume Off Track BBE compilations with Amir of previously unknown Disco, Funk, Boogie & Jazz tracks have gone on to influence tastemakers Dimitri From Paris, Gilles Peterson, Joey Negro, Mayer Hawthorne and a new generation of artists like Anderson .Paak & Floating Points. This remix of a legendary and highly in demand Modern Soul track on Carnival Records keeps in step with the original recording while breaking ground into new sonic territory. The sound is rich and full due to Analog mixing by Kamal Humphrey through Maurice Starr’s SSL Board. Simply a future classic.
Dexter - Money $ex 10
Dexter
Money $ex 10
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Money $ex)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
Welcome german beat maker Dexter to Money $ex! Funky Time!
Ricky Williams / Les Baxter - Discotheque Soul Part II / Hoggin Machine
Ricky Williams / Les Baxter
Discotheque Soul Part II / Hoggin Machine
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Mushi 45)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
2 killer funk cuts on a 7inch which definitely won't last very long! Tip!
Pat Van Dyke (PVD Music) - PVD Breaks Volume 2 (Royalty Free Breaks)
Pat Van Dyke (PVD Music)
PVD Breaks Volume 2 (Royalty Free Breaks)
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Redefinition)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
“PVD Breaks Volume 2” features new original drum breaks, all played live, recorded in different studios with a variety of mics & techniques. This collection is absolute must have for drummers, DJs and music producers!
Arthur Verocai - Encore 10th Anniversary Reissue
Arthur Verocai
Encore 10th Anniversary Reissue
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Far Out)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
This release is on 180g vinyl. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, we're excited to announce the first ever vinyl edition of Arthur Verocai’s 2007 masterpiece Encore. The album features 11 original Verocai compositions with guest musicians including Azymuth, Ivan Lins and a nine-piece string section. The new vinyl release has been remastered from the original tapes and is being pressed to heavyweight vinyl, with a touched-up sleeve design. Encore was the highly anticipated follow up to Arthur’s eponymous debut album from 1972, which saw him joining the dots over 35 years to create a modern classic of Brazilian music that, like his debut, combined Brazilian influences with his take on American soul and cinematic experimentation.
Playlist, The - Chasing Goosebumps Feat. Glenn Lewis
Playlist, The
Chasing Goosebumps Feat. Glenn Lewis
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Playlist Music)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
DJ Jazzy Jeff enlists world-class artists to record a full album in seven days; Documents the process on Facebook Live. World-renowned DJ and Grammy Award-winning producer DJ Jazzy Jeff invited a collective of musicians, singers and songwriters to his home for a music session with an extraordinary idea in mind: Create, record and release the most incredible music possible in seven days. The artists were given full creative freedom, with one condition. Give listeners goosebumps. Jeff has always believed making and sharing great music with the world should be simple and honest. To prove it, he captured the entire creative process of Chasing Goosebumps and streamed it using Facebook Live from the DJ Jazzy Jeff fan page, allowing millions of music lovers to witness this unprecedented approach to making music. Chasing Goosebumps exemplifies the sincerity and soul-bearing emotion that only comes from unhindered creativity. Not genre-specific, the album is an eclectic, yet cohesive, mix of soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, pop and samba. From the melodies to the lyrics, Chasing Goosebumps is moving and provocative, tackling topics like social injustice, relationships, love and the music industry. Vocalist Glenn Lewis serves as the perfect vessel for these stories of frustration, anger, hate, inspiration, love and hope. His distinctly familiar voice navigates the range of topics and music styles with effortless delivery. Chasing Goosebumps is musically as diverse as the artists who brought it to life, The PLAYlist. More than a supergroup, The PLAYlist is a movement that promotes authenticity in music and empowers artists to remain true to their craft. For The PLAYlist, Chasing Goosebumps is reassurance that real, meaningful music is not a lost art. Chasing Goosebumps is not the end of an era. It’s just the beginning.
Al Nobriga - My Last Disco Song / Break Away
Al Nobriga
My Last Disco Song / Break Away
7" | 2016 | US | Reissue (Aloha Got Soul)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
Finally, repressed!Al Nobriga’s “My Last Disco Song” tells of a time when nightclubs lined Kalakaua Avenue and practically every hotel hosted live entertainment. Seven days a week, locals rubbed elbows with visitors in discos like The Point After, Cock’s Roost, Garden Bar, Infinity, Duke Kahanamoku’s, Foxy Lady Too, Valentino’s, Hawaiian Hut—the list goes on. In the years following the release of Al Nobriga with Island Company’s LP, They’re Playing My Music, a massive shift in Waikiki’s tourism industry began. More and more nightclubs closed their doors or hired duos and disc jockeys to entertain guests. The venues that once lined Kalakaua Avenue eventually gave way to newly constructed luxury shopping centers, a trend that continues into the 21st century. Nobriga offers a poignant escape from what would soon become decades of ongoing development in Waikiki. Not just another yacht rock tune, “Break Away” carries the listener to a place where one finds enlightenment in the tropical winds and cool ocean blue, far from the concrete jungle of Honolulu.
Aura - Magic Lover / Let Go, It’s Over
Aura
Magic Lover / Let Go, It’s Over
7" | 2016 | US | Reissue (Aloha Got Soul)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
Finally, repressed!In 1976, Aura quickly rose to the top as Hawaii’s preeminent funk band when it secured the most coveted gig in Honolulu’s nightclub scene: a residency at The Point After. Consisting of eight siblings from the Mendoza family of Waipahu, Aura became the first local band ever to play the venue. They kept the gig for ten years. When they got into the studio in 1979, however, the band embraced ideas outside of their usual live act in the spirit of collaboration, absorbing new ideas from drummer Mike Kennedy, saxophonist Bill Popaka, and producer Gary Shimabukuro. The resulting eponymous album (scheduled for reissue on Aloha Got Soul in late 2016) is a potent blend of jazz and funk highlighted by their signature sibling sound: an unstoppable horn section and two sisters as lead vocalists. “Magic Lover” showcases what Aura can bring to the dance floor with its incredibly tight brass, solid groove, and dirty bass line—elevated by the voices of Beverly and Christine Mendoza. But a funk group is only as good as their ballads, and “Let Go, It’s Over” is proof they’ve got just as much talent when the tempo slows down.
Mike Lundy - The Rhythm Of Life / Tropic Lightning
Mike Lundy
The Rhythm Of Life / Tropic Lightning
7" | 2015 | US | Reissue (Aloha Got Soul)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Finally, repressed!This limited 7-inch features two more heavy-hitting tracks from Mike Lundy’s Hawaiian holy grail 1980 LPThe master tapes were lost in a fire years ago. This 2015 release was meticulously remastered from Mike Lundy’s only remaining copy of the LP, which was still sealed. In 1980, Mike Lundy originally planned to record just two songs for a single. That never happened because Mike’s producer realized they had enough material to do an LP. The two songs would have been “The Rhythm Of Life” and Tropic Lightning".
Mike Lundy - Nothing Like Dat Funky Music / Round And Around
Mike Lundy
Nothing Like Dat Funky Music / Round And Around
7" | 2015 | US | Reissue (Aloha Got Soul)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
Finally, repressed!This 7-inch features two more heavy-hitting tracks from Mike Lundy’s Hawaiian holy grail 1980 LPOn the A-side is space-funk anthem “Nothin Like Dat Funky Funky Music”, originally unearthed by DJ Muro as the opening track to his 2009 mixtape, Hawaiian Breaks. The icing on the cake is a sweet soul duet, “Round And Around”, on the B-side. Mike Lundy’s last remaining copy of the LP hung on display in his living room for years. The master tapes were lost in a fire years ago. The seal was broken on Mike’s personal copy and the album was meticulously remastered for this Aloha Got Soul reissue series.
ESG - Step Off Pink Vinyl Edition
ESG
Step Off Pink Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Fire America)
33,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
Limited pink vinyl edition LP of this classic album including download card!Pumping their way out of the South Bronx of New York in the early 80s, this rhythm and dance-punk outfit made unforgettable funk that was also unusually rooted in post-punk. This powerhouse of raw and cutting edge music ultimately made them ahead of their time. ESG enjoyed success sharing stages with PiL and Gang Of Four and have been heavily sampled as many musicians including TLC, Wu-Tang Clan, Beastie Boys and Liars. A band-approved reissue of 'Step Off' will be released the same day with artwork from award nominated illustrator Hannah Alice, who recently gained critical praise for her work on the Bert Jansch reissue of “Avocet”.
Rob Mehl - House On The Rock / Taste And See
Rob Mehl
House On The Rock / Taste And See
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Aloha Got Soul)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
AGS-7006 marks the first 7-inch release of these two songs!!Brought to light in the 21st century on Psychemagik’s Magik Sunrise compilation in 2013, “House On The Rock” is a shimmering, sophisticated groove with a strong West Coast sound — songwriter Rob Mehl spend nearly three decades between Southern California and Hawaii, where the surf was too irresistible to leave behind for very long. He first moved to Oahu in 1958, a year before Hawai‘i became the 50th state.“House On The Rock” has become a staple for summer-ready mixtapes from DJs and collectors, including multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee of the modern day Yacht Rock group Young Gun Silver Fox.The equally strong “Taste And See” on the flipside provides the only lyrical reference to Hawai‘i (“mangos and papayas got flavors of their own”) while remaining in line with Mehl’s smooth West Coast vibe — he hired two of Chuck Mangione’s colleagues for the recording, guitarist Steve O’Conner and horn player John Rekevics.Surprisingly, Mehl’s original vision was to do an album of traditional Hawaiian music, but one day a friend told him he’s too “haole” and the idea just won’t work. “I was crushed, I was devastated. “Taste And Sea”, it was gonna be this mix of songs I’d written and kanaka wai wai (Hawaiian songs).”Photographer Steve Wilkings of the recently shuttered Surfer Magazine took pictures of Mehl surfing for the album cover. But label executives in California decided to use an illustration of a plate, fork and spoon instead.“They were thinking of a bigger audience. All I was thinking of was my friends — c’mon, nobody’s gonna buy this but my friends! — and I’d probably just give it to ‘em.” The original LP now sells for $200 online!!
Albert Ayler - Prophecy Yellow Vinyl Edition
Albert Ayler
Prophecy Yellow Vinyl Edition
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (ESP Disk)
26,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
Three weeks before this trio recorded ESP-Disk's first jazz album, the epochal Spiritual Unity, it was captured "live" byCanadian poet Paul Haines (who also recorded the New York Eye and Ear soundtrack [ESP1016]). This is one of the mostinfluential groups in jazz history, a coming together of like-minded innovators who would be considered crucialinfluences by succeeding generations, so there is no question of the immense value of this material.
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia Deluxe Edition
Mulatu Astatke
Mulatu Of Ethiopia Deluxe Edition
3LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Strut)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Strut present the first official reissue of a landmark album in the field of African music, Mulatu Astatke’s ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ from 1972. Recorded in New York, the album arrived at a time when Astatke had begun to master the delicate fusion of styles needed to create Ethio jazz.This definitive reissue of the album comes in a limited edition 3LP 6-panel gatefold set featuring the stereo album master, a pre-mix mono master and a selection of out-takes from the sessions, giving the listener rare access to the DNA of the studio process.
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia
Mulatu Astatke
Mulatu Of Ethiopia
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Strut)
19,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Strut present the first official reissue of a landmark album in the field of African music, Mulatu Astatke’s ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ from 1972. Recorded in New York, the album arrived at a time when Astatke had begun to master the delicate fusion of styles needed to create Ethio jazz.
Kondi Band - Salone
Kondi Band
Salone
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Strut)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
Strut present an inspired new Afro-electronic project for June 2017, Kondi Band, a collaboration between Sierra Leonean kondi (thumb piano) player Sorie Kondi and US producer / DJ Chief Boima, who himself has Sierra Leonean roots.
Moonchild - Voyager
Diamond Ortiz - Goodies EP
Diamond Ortiz
Goodies EP
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Austin Boogie Crew)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
San Francisco native and modern funk wiz Diamond Ortiz makes his first appearance on Austin Boogie Crew Records with "Goodies", a sweet and enticing 12” EP of quality jams! Coming off the buzz of his acclaimed "Loveline" LP, Diamond takes a slightly more chill but equally party-centric approach on Goodies. This is the first 12” release on ABC and it’s fire from front to back!
Heliocentrics, The - A World Of Masks Splattered Vinyl Edition
Heliocentrics, The
A World Of Masks Splattered Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Soundway)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
The Heliocentrics are a group for which genres are meaningless and boundaries invisible. Since first appearing on DJ Shadow’s 2006 album The Outsider the group have gone on to release a string of records that float through jazz, hip-hop, psych, krautrock, and musique concrete whilst collaborating with numerous genre heavyweights from Mulatu Astake to Gaslamp Killer and picking up prestigious fans along the way, such as Madlib and the recently departed David Axelrod.The primarily instrumental group, who operate out of their vintage analogue studio in East London called the Quatermass Sound Lab, bring in a new singer on album number four - a young Slovakian singer called Barbora Patkova. The result is an album that takes the band, already solidified in ever-expanding grooves and rhythms into new previously unexplored dimensions.The group’s deep-set ability to craft music intuitively and impulsively stems from a desire to avoid typical processes or generic structures. Since its conception, the band’s music has mainly been created from live improvisation. This musical approach gives the band its own sound and identity -”for anything to happen it must be at that time from the people in the room, and on the spot”. A decade of such sonic adventures has resulted in a tightly knit bond that the group refer to as “almost a form of telepathy” with “musical changes that otherwise would be near impossible to write.”
Heliocentrics, The - A World Of Masks Black Vinly Edition
Heliocentrics, The
A World Of Masks Black Vinly Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Soundway)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
The Heliocentrics are a group for which genres are meaningless and boundaries invisible. Since first appearing on DJ Shadow’s 2006 album The Outsider the group have gone on to release a string of records that float through jazz, hip-hop, psych, krautrock, and musique concrete whilst collaborating with numerous genre heavyweights from Mulatu Astake to Gaslamp Killer and picking up prestigious fans along the way, such as Madlib and the recently departed David Axelrod.The primarily instrumental group, who operate out of their vintage analogue studio in East London called the Quatermass Sound Lab, bring in a new singer on album number four - a young Slovakian singer called Barbora Patkova. The result is an album that takes the band, already solidified in ever-expanding grooves and rhythms into new previously unexplored dimensions.The group’s deep-set ability to craft music intuitively and impulsively stems from a desire to avoid typical processes or generic structures. Since its conception, the band’s music has mainly been created from live improvisation. This musical approach gives the band its own sound and identity -”for anything to happen it must be at that time from the people in the room, and on the spot”. A decade of such sonic adventures has resulted in a tightly knit bond that the group refer to as “almost a form of telepathy” with “musical changes that otherwise would be near impossible to write.”
Haile M. Ghiorgis - Man Biye / A Happy Disco Song
Haile M. Ghiorgis
Man Biye / A Happy Disco Song
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (The Artless Cuckoo)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Totally unique and basically undiscovered Ethophian synth groove single by blind keyboardist Haile Mariam G. Ghiorgis. 500 copy press - fully licenced release which comes with a thick high quality picture sleeve. Tip!As a first release on this newly founded label, here's two totally unique and undiscovered Ethophian synth groove recordings by blind keyboardist Haile Mariam G. Ghiorgis. Both tracks are taken from the highly collectable and extremely rare debut solo album “Tigill Lemenor (Survival)”. An album that Ghiorgis released privately in 1985 on his own Pentaton label.Born in Ethiopia in 1952, Haile M. Ghiorgis originally worked as a music instructor after school and played music together with several prominent groups of his countrymen – he was the keyboardist of Mahmoud Ahmed & Ibex Band and played for national stars like Tilahun Gessesse, among others. Due to the communist revolution in Ethiopia in 1974, Haile decided to leave his motherland and he was allowed to leave the country due to his blindness in 1977. Finding a new home in Hamburg, he performed together with various bands, including the afro pop group Soulful Dynamics and Jah Love (an early band of funk drummer and reggae artists Curvin Merchant aka Jamaica Papa Curvin). When those groups disbanded, Ghiorgis was retrained as a piano-tuner but also focussed on his own music.Haile M. Ghiorgis was particularly fascinated by the digital-controlled synthesizer and rhythm-machines, whose operation he mastered without any difficulties in spite of his blindness. The drums came from a Yamaha drum computer and were recorded first. On top of that, bass and the melodies were added. Haile was using a Yamaha DX-7 keyboard, an old small Roland synth as well as an organ by Solton.On the album, which was recorded in his small home studio in Hamburg on a TEAC 8-track tape machine, Haile M. Ghiorgis harmoniously blends western pop and jazz music with his native country’s folklore. On the A side, “Man biye?” is a sort of melancholic love song – it means “What shall I call you?”. A man searches for something though in vain to compare with the beauty of his beloved. The atmospheric instrumental features brilliant synth solos over deep downtempo beats – sort of like jazzy ethno synth funk in slow motion.Side B of the single is the uplifting disco track “A Happy Disco Song”. As it says in the liner notes of the LP, the song esteems Ethiopian hospitality and relates how welcome every stranger is and how even the poorest is ready to share with him. The track got a charming “private” vibe and surely should appeal to DJs and disco/boogie aficiandos.The original LP “Survival” was primarily sold on live shows when he was on tour in the late 1980s throughout Europe, accompaning fellow Ethopian musicians including jazz legend Mulatu Astatke, among others, and almost never pops up.
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Orlando Julius & Ashiko - Love , Peace & Happiness
Orlando Julius & Ashiko
Love , Peace & Happiness
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Hot Casa)
22,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.05.2017
Official reissue of one of the hardest to find albums by the Afro Soul maestro, a pure Afro Funk spiritual grail from 1978!Born in 1943 in Ikole-Ekiti in Ondo State, Nigeria, Orlando Julius Ekemode (“Orlando was really a nickname, taken from the Nigerian actor, Orlando Martins“) had started in music from an early age, becoming the school drummer and learning flute, bugle and other instruments at St Peters Anglican School in Ikole-Ekiti. Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he is credited as one of the first musicians to fuse US R&B into traditional highlife music, creating his own influential Afrobeat sound during the mid-‘60s.From his time playing in the USA during the 1970s onwards, he is credited with bringing African music to a broader audience and famously co-composed the song “Going Back To My Roots” with Lamont Dozier. In 1978, Orlando Julius Ekemode decided to produce himself this amazing session, originally recorded between Maryland and West Virginia (USA) and released in limited quantity in Nigeria by the obscure label Jungle Records. 6 stunning Afro-Funk monster tracks, recorded by 8 musicians based in Oakland.Fully licensed with the artist and remastered by The Carvery. Essential!
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