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El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber
El Michels Affair
Return To The 37th Chamber
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Big Crown)
20,39 €* 23,99 € -15%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Return To The 37th Chamber” is being issued on vinyl with four unique cover designs as pictured above. Which cover art you will get will be picked at random.The wait is over, „Return To The 37th Chamber” is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic “Enter the 37th Chamber”. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear that EMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog that makes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6 generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the “Return to The 37th Chamber” it’s own hazy sound. Adding to the unique fidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, “John Carpenter” synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditional Chinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu’s superlative vocals. From start to finish it’s a dark trip that walks the line between RZA’s timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.El Michels Affair tackles some classics like “4th Chamber” and “Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit”, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol Dirty Bastard’s “Snakes”, Raekwon’s “Verbal Intercourse”, and “Shaolin Brew”, Wu-Tang’s contribution to the St. Ide’s Hip Hop endorsement campaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties on “Snakes” and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of “Tearz”, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man’s hit, “All I Need”, lending her vocal prowess to what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the “rug that ties the room together,” giving “Return To The 37th Chamber” a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair record and not just a collection of covers.The vinyl version of “Return To The 37th Chamber” is presented with 4 different hand painted covers. The originals were painted on two sewn together flour sacks in Accra, Ghana by Heavy J and Stoger, two artists who are legends in the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema scene and regular contributors to the Deadly Prey Gallery’s collection in Chicago.From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is as much a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, “Sounding Out The City” that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly unique in its own right.
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - The Serpent's Mouth Black Vinyl Edition
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
The Serpent's Mouth Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Big Crown)
17,84 €* 20,99 € -15%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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.
Orgone - Beyond The Sun Black Vinyl Edition
Orgone
Beyond The Sun Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Colemine)
23,39 €* 25,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Orgone is one of the most exciting bands in the new generationof funk bands; led by the powerhouse vocals of Adryon de Leon,Orgone recalls such legendary groups as Rufus and Sly & TheFamily Stone at their best! The band has backed Alicia Keys on herAs I Am album and Cee Lo Green on his Grammy-winning track Foolfor You.Beyond The Sun is the most complete fulfillment of Orgone s fullspectrum of sound, ranging from the in the pocket funk of Don’t PushYour Luck to the evocative balladry of No Pain to the clubby-jamof the title track and the scorching instrumental workouts on MeatMachine and Sabi. A highlight is a hot version of Rufus I m A Woman(I m A Backbone).
V.A. - Levanta Poeira
V.A.
Levanta Poeira
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Jazz & Milk)
17,09 €* 17,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For their first Afro-Brazilian compilation the German Jazz & Milk label teamed up with Tahira, one of São Paulo's most active DJs andmusiccollectors. Levanta Poeira (Afro-Brazilian music & rhythms from 1976 – 2016) highlights a few of his favourite DJ pearls and encompasses Brazil's various regional musical styles influenced by African and Amerindian forms. While most foreign music lovers tend to approach Brazilian music by having American music genres such as Jazz, Soul, Funk, Disco as a reference, Tahira's personal wish was to showcase the rich musical roots and facets of his country by featuring carefully selected artists and bands from the past 4 decades. Most of these tracks will be made available on vinyl for the very first time with a highlight certainly being Tahira's "A Toda Menina Baiana" remix (vinyl-only) of one of Brazil's absolute musical heroes, Gilberto Gil.Tahira is a well known character and good soul of São Paulo's music and digging community, regularly searching through record shops, private collections or dusty attics around the country. The passionate DJ dedicated the past four years extensively researching Brazil's broader spectrum of musical styles and slowly started to introduce more and more African and indigenous elements in his DJ sets. Encouraged by the great acceptance and success during his shows he decided to curate his first compilation project to share his discoveries with the world. "Levanta Poeira" is a popular Brazilian expression meaning "kick up dust." This is a phenomenon that can be found throughout the country, a cultural manifestation that exists where people gather to play, dance and party. Earth is hit by the foot of the dancers raising a cloud of dust. It is a sign that the heat of the Brazilian spirit is present!The compilation starts of with a key figure of Brazil's music scene. Since the 1950s, the Genius Gilberto Gil has been gifting us with countless musical blessings. Very few artists were able to not only explore but embody the diversity of Brazilian music as well as he did. Gil's endless row of classics include the wonderful track "Toda Menina Baiana" which has been revisited by Tahira himself. Adding Ijexá beats, as well as Afrobeat stlye guitars and a horn section on top of the original, Tahira managed to make this legendary song attractive to a young and modern audience. The remix starts of with a long percussion intro, builds up very slowly before finally introducing the first vocal verse - an arrangement especially designed for DJs who love to mix and blend brazilian rhythms in their sets. This remix will be available on vinyl only!Established in 1995, Barbatuques from São Paulo developed different techniques of body percussion, vocal percussion, tap dance and musical improvisation in their collective experiences. "Baiao Destemperado" is a Forró (a genre of Brazilian music that originated in Northeast) with the famous Barbatuques body percussion trademark. A truly unique and outstanding piece of music!Back in 1976 Georgette or Georgete da Mocidade recorded "Kiriê" –a track produced by the genius Ed Lincoln, a pioneer of sambalanço, a very groovy music style which mingles samba rhythms and American jazz. The Afro influences on this track are unmistakable. The simple foundation of guitars and percussion create a very warm and electrifying sound layered by Georgette's beautiful vocals. The rhythmic pattern of the percussion intro is called"Congo de Outro", an Afro Brazilian rhythm with Bantu origins that heavily inspired modern producers and laid the foundation for Baile Funk.Renata Rosa is a contemporany artist that blends sounds of the northeast area of Brazil in a very unique way. On "Brilhantina" her indigenous influenced voice fits wisely to the Samba de Coco rhythms. Its´s an outstanding track from the beginning to the end and a good example of how powerful and bass-heavy percussion-driven music from Brazil can sound these days. Renata Rosa manages to present Brazil's musical roots in a modern guise, celebrating widely unkown facets of Brazilian music culture.Global bass producer Maga Bo continuously explores the contours of Afro-Brazilian culture including many collaborations with some of the biggest talents in Brazil's vast musical landscape. His track "No Balanço da Canoa" was remixed by another production pioneer Chico Correa who was one of the first to blend Brazilian sounds of the norheast with electronic beats back in 2003. On his remix he modernized the traditional style of the original version by adding flutes, synth basslines and strong electronic Coco stlye beats.Coco Raízes de Arcoverde are influenced by elements of indigenous and Afro culture. The band was formed in 1992 by Lula Calixto and the Irmãs Lopes. After a while the Irmãs Lopes split up to form their own band but Lula Calixto kept playing with Coco Raízes and made his whole family become part of the group too. They play a kind of Coco style ryhthm called Trupé, in which they use wooden sandals as a percussion instrument, strongly reminding one of clap sounds, which can also be heard in the intro of "Gode Pavão" - a very powerful song impossible not to dance along to!Around for more than 90 years, Banda de Pífanos de Caruaru are one of the oldest bands in South America. They started in 1924 with Manoel Clarindo Biano and Benedito Clarindo Biano in Alagoas, but recorded their first album not until 1972 after Gilberto Gil recorded Banda de Pifanos' track "Pipoca Moderna" as part of his album "Expresso 2222". Unfortunately the originators Manoel and Benedito Biano have passed away but the band continues the tradition with their sons and nephews. The musicians play several self made instruments like drums and "pífanos" (fife flutes). "Balao Azul" is a very happy song for the dancefloor!
S.Mos - Hip Hop And Jazz Mixed Up Volume 1
S.Mos
Hip Hop And Jazz Mixed Up Volume 1
LP | 2010 | EU | Original (Musicast)
16,14 €* 16,99 € -5%
Release:2010 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Mixing the likes of Duke Ellington, Eminem, Count Basie, Ice Cube, Max Roach, Black Eyed Peas, Quincy Jones, Busta Rhymes and many more to a brew of Hip Jazz.
Richie Phoe - Bumpy's Lament
Richie Phoe
Bumpy's Lament
7" | 2010 | US | Original (Balanced)
9,49 €* 9,99 € -5%
Release:2010 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Amazing instrumentals in best El Michel's tradition with a touch of Roots Music, straight from Canada - we love it.
Kimiko Kasai with Herbie Hancock - Butterfly
Kimiko Kasai with Herbie Hancock
Butterfly
LP | 1979 | US | Reissue (Be With)
26,59 €* 27,99 € -5%
Release:1979 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Oh yes! First ever official reissue of the positively sublime and very rare Butterfly LP, recorded in Tokyo in 1979 by Japanese songstress Kimiko Kasai and jazz legend Herbie Hancock.Due to its super-rare status as a Japan-only release, this exquisite collection of covers never got the recognition it deserved at the time, despite incredibly inspired performances from Kimiko, Herbie and the supremely talented musicians assembled for the project. From heavenly drummer Alphonse Mouzon and renowned organist Webster Lewis to bassist Paul Jackson, reedman Bennie Maupin and the master percussionist Bill Summers, the legendary performers crafted amazingly good vocal versions of Herbie / Headhunters jazz-funk. Unsurprisingly, it has been heavily in demand for many years.The LP opens with Kimiko's highly desirable version of "I Thought It Was You", an elegant take on Herbie's own anthem. Other superb re-workings include the delicately soulful "Butterfly", jazzy groover "Sunlight", the smooth and sexy "Tell Me A Bedtime Story" and the beautiful ballads "Maiden Voyage" and "Harvest Time". A wonderful example of perfectly understated and masterful jazz-funk soul fusion that shouldn't be missed, the set closes with a jaw-dropping version of Stevie Wonder's "As".This lovingly curated reissue enables a long overdue reappraisal of this hitherto unavailable masterpiece. The stunning artwork which adorned the original jacket - complete with OBI strip and sumptuous 4 page folded insert - has been faithfully restored. Simon Francis' sensitive mastering elevates the sound throughout and, as ever, it has been pressed at a reassuringly weighty 180g. Essential.
Moniquea - I Didn't Mean To Turn You On / Break No Hearts
Moniquea
I Didn't Mean To Turn You On / Break No Hearts
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Omega Supreme)
10,79 €* 11,99 € -10%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After overwhelming request we decided to unearth MONIQUEA's classic cover of "Didn't Mean To Turn You On" and dance floor heater "Break No Hearts". Originally only released on cassette in 2015 as a part of our "Is This The Future" show series, "Didn't Mean To Turn You On" is a testament to the supreme workmanship and masterful duo of MONIQUEA and XL MIDDLETON, these two didn't cover this song they gave it THE TREATMENT!! MONIQUEA pours herself in and holds nothing back, electrifying the classic with her seductive voice and unmatched intensity, even though she didn't mean to you're definitely going to be turned ON! "BREAK NO HEARTS" continues the dance floor intensity with MONIQUEA's masterful original songwriting and ability to spill game over songs like no one else can! Her lyrics and seductive voice will not only level up your life, they will level up the dance floor as they lay over the uptempo silky smooth electrofunk freestyle groove that sits on three wheels with that G Funk lean-created by the one and only funk surgeon XL MIDDLETON! Guaranteed not to break your 45's box big heart, and burn up the dance floor worldwide!
Khalab - Black Noise 2084
V.A. - Samples Outta '93
V.A.
Samples Outta '93
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Playoff)
19,99 €* 24,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
14 original tracks sampled by French superstar rap duo NTM for some of their best tracks."Samples Outta 93’ is the new volume of the Playoff records samples series, dedicated this time to the French superstars duo NTM.The compilation offers the original samples used by NTM for their hit singles, 14 soul, funk and jazz tracks picked up by the duo from Saint Denis to produce some of their greatest tracks.For the diggers, rap, soul or funk fans or simply NTM fans, this compilation offers the opportunity to find or rediscover the loops and breaks of classics tracks which have made part of French rap history. All original tracks (from Bobby Womack to Maceo, The Crusaders or Marvin Gaye) have been remastered.
Cytations - Darling You Do / Suddenly
IAMPAUL - DaydreamNightwalk EP
IAMPAUL
DaydreamNightwalk EP
LP | 2017 | DE | Original (Daily Concept)
10,39 €* 15,99 € -35%
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sein Name ist Paul...und seine Beats sind boogie down. Der aus Gera stammende Wahlleipziger IAMPAUL baut Beats, kreiert Sounds, spielt Instrumente ein und bringt alles in einen Guss - Er ist seit 2014 Teil der Daily Concept-Crew. Er hat mehrere Beats für beide Solo-Alben von dude26 beigesteuert und ist auch bei zukünftigen Releases stark in den kreativen Prozess involviert. Im Mai 2016 veröffentlichte er bereits ein Remix-Album mit dem schlichten Titel "The Remixes". Hierfür hat er Songs von z.B. Dramadigs, Pseudo Slang, dude&phaeb, Warpath & Sonne Ra neu interpretiert. Seine erste Vinyl-Veröffentlichung hatte er bereits 2014 mit dem Track "Pier 7" von dude&phaeb auf der "Champion Sound 10inch".Mit der neuen EP „Daydream / Nightwalk“ beweist IAMPAUL einmal mehr, dass ihm der Spagat zwischen klassischen Hip Hop Produktionen, live Instrumentation, Late Night Jazz und Cosmic Boogie spielerisch gelingt. TIP!!!
John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up! Orange Vinyl Edition
John Legend & The Roots
Wake Up! Orange Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Okayplayer)
32,29 €* 33,99 € -5%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
John Legend and The Roots recorded "Wake Up!" during the time of the 2008 United States presidential election. In addition to The Roots, John Legend and Black Thought, the album features guest appearances from vocalists Common, C.L. Smooth, Melanie Fiona, and Malik Yusef. "Wake Up!" is comprised of covers of soul songs from the 1960s and 1970s containing socially active themes. The "Wake Up!" project sees John Legend and The Roots putting their distinct touch on classics from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Donny Hathaway, the Teddy Pendergrass-led Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, and more. Now it’s finally made available on orange vinyl again since 2010.
Johnny! - I'm Gone
Johnny!
I'm Gone
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Now-Again)
6,49 €* 9,99 € -35%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
We’re introducing: Johnny! Ghanaian Afro-Rock from German producer/composer J.J. Whitefield and an international cast of top shelf musicians. Whitefield, who in the early ‘90s revived the gritty, analogue Funk sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s with his Poets Of Rhythm, has been working with Now-Again Records for almost a decade, releasing a flock of acclaimed projects with Karl Hector & The Malcouns, Whitefield Brothers, Rodinia and the “Original Raw Soul” anthology. He first started exploring African rhythms with the Whitefield Brothers in the late ‘90s, continuing in the ‘00s with Karl Hector & The Malcouns. He’s been instrumental in launching Ghanaian Afro Beat/Funk legend Ebo Taylor´s international career, decades after the maestro recorded the landmark albums that have inspired thousands. Whitefield recorded two new studio albums with Taylor and toured in his band between 2009 and 2013, where he met Taylor’s son Henry and percussionist/Singer Eric Owusu. The trio now front the Johnny! band and find inspiration not only in Ghana’s hypnotic grooves, but also the full frontal fuzz guitar assault heard on the legion of 70s Zambian Zamrock albums recently reissued by Now-Again. Indeed, Whitefield credits his tours with Zamrock godfathers Rikki Ililonga and WITCH’s Jagari Chanda as instrumental in creating the Johnny’s sonic backdrop. The band is rounded out by Turkish drummer Bernd Oezsevim (Woima Collective, Rodinia) and Indonesian bassist/multi instrumentalist Tomi Simatupang (Whitefield Brothers). This is Dance Rock at the core with the possibilities to stretch out and go into psychedelic realms. The results, spread out over three 7”singles and pressed in a run of 1000 units each, speak for themselves. Every record comes with a download card for WAV files of all six tracks (vocals and instrumentals from each release) and point at a new direction for the music inspired by the Great Continent.
V.A. - Fire Department - Blazin’ Hot Disco Funk & Boogie Volume 3
Dwight Sykes - Songs Volume 1
Dwight Sykes
Songs Volume 1
LP | 2013 | US | Original (Peoples Potential Unlimited)
13,29 €* 18,99 € -30%
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Songs Volume One is a collection of material written, produced and recorded by Dwight Sykes on 4-Track Cassette, in his home studio L.U.S.T. Productions.
Cookin On 3 Burners - Warning / The Jump Off
Cookin On 3 Burners
Warning / The Jump Off
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Soul Messin')
10,79 €* 11,99 € -10%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Australia’s hardest hitting Hammond Organ trio Cookin’ On 3 Burners release new single “Warning” featuring Kaiit the lead single from their new album Lab Experiments Vol. 2 available as a limited edition 7-inch single through our friends at Fat Beats. “Warning” is a collaboration with dynamic 19-year-old vocalist Kaiit who is running things on this punchy, hard hitting vocal banger. Hey you, yes you! Step back in line - didn’t you hear? Kaiit is “…not accepting applications at this point in time…” For the B side, strap yourself in for “The Jump Off.” Frenetic and funky with a nod to the vibe and energy of the JB funky 9th. This is one for the B-boys and B-girls WORLDWIDE - welcome to the Get Down from Down Under.Here’s some vibes from the last Cookin’ On 3 Burners drop on Fat Beats. The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC Radio 6 bestowed some funky love for lead single “Real Life Baby calling” it a ”Wonderful slice of bright, shimmering soul!” New York City heavyweights Wax Poetics are feeling “… a heavy breakbeat ?ip of the Metallica classic ‘Enter Sandman’, and an action-packed video to go with it…,” and French tastemakers Musiculture described the new CO3B release as ”Timeless soul....torrid heat!”Since its inception in 1997, Cookin’ On 3 Burners has continuously evolved and branched out, bringing their strong trio sound to collaborations with a variety of artists. The 2016 meeting with French electronic wunderkind Kungs resulted in the Kungs vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners version of their classic soul track “This Girl” which saw substantial chart success worldwide, reaching #1 in Europe, #2 in the UK and was the worlds most Shazamed dance track of 2016. Get down to the future sound of yesterday with Cookin’ On 3 Burners.
Pratt & Moody - Words Words Words
Pratt & Moody
Words Words Words
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Timmion)
7,19 €* 7,99 € -10%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A while back Pratt & Moody hit the global soul scene with their Stylart debut 7" "Lost Lost Lost", leaving many exclaiming the words "FIRME ROLA" on its tracks. Some even mistook it for a forgotten oldie. Now this vocal/guitar duo gets together with Cold Diamond & Mink for another dose of grade A soul music.Not breaking the spell of tautology started with the first 45, "Words Words Words" picks up the tempo from ballad territory into the beat heavy group soul category. The pulsing drum track is laced with majestic horn riffs, tremolo guitar, penny arcade organ, and over everything hover the beautiful lyrics by Pratt and his mysterious harmony singers.If the first single by Pratt and Moody left you yearning for more soul, this one should blow away the rest of your corporal existence.
Apples, The - Dragonz
Apples, The
Dragonz
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Todres)
24,69 €* 25,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A Post-Funk Juggernaut Comprised of decks, horns, double bass, and drums,Which mixes Middle Eastern influences to create a signature sound.With the instinctive weaving of a dj set, there music stretches between the composed and the impromptu, keeping a strong point of reference for the beholder's ears, feet and soul. Rather than rely on their usual full band, live performance, one-room live single recording session, the making of 'Dragonz' was a departure for The Apples.A multi-studio project spanning three continents, they assembled new instrumental tracks based on loops created in the studio and presented them to a wide-ranging selection of vocal collaborators to complete the picture with, and applied this method to the capturing of longstanding live favourites as well.
V.A. - French Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 3: 1977-1987
V.A.
French Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 3: 1977-1987
CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
11,89 €* 13,99 € -15%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
They say that good things come in threes… it must be true and Favorite Recordings also proudly presents the third edition of its acclaimed French Disco Boogie Sounds compilation series.Like on prior volumes, the complete tracklist is selected by label head honcho, Charles Maurice (aka Pascal Rioux), who’s unearthed 13 more forgotten and hidden tracks, all produced whether in France, in French, or by French artists between 1977 and 1987.With most of these titles now very hard to find in their original edition and unknown by many, this compilation should be a must have for any Disco-Boogie-Funk music lover and collector.Fully remastered from originals at The Carvery Cut (UK), French Disco Boogie Sounds Vol.3 (1977-1987, selected by Charles Maurice) is presented by Favorite Recordings in a gatefold vinyl double LP and as CD.
Stance Brothers - Upside The Head / Prayer
Dennis Dreith Band, The - Reunion
Roz Ryan - Keep Shining / Put Love Back
Roz Ryan
Keep Shining / Put Love Back
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Super Disco Edits)
10,39 €* 12,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In 1980, during her run on Broadway in the musical, “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and before being cast in “Dreamgirls”, singer, actress and Detroit native Roz Ryan teamed up with the legendary team of Dennis Coffey And Mike Theodore on a six song album that wound up being unreleased. Recently, the folks at Super Disco Edits released this 45 featuring Roz’ taking on Preston Glass’ “Keep Shining / Put Love Back” composed by Eric McClinton. Both tracks were from the Theodore and Coffey sessions and make their debut for lovers of dancin’ (“Keep Shining”) and romancin’ (“Put Love Back”). Enjoy!
Vincent - Fast Forward
Vincent
Fast Forward
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
10,49 €* 13,99 € -25%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Solo cuts from rare as feek Workdub releated cassettes....TIP!
Exploit - Crisi
Exploit
Crisi
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Sonor Music Editions)
15,59 €* 25,99 € -40%
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl!Italian Prog. holy grail and one of the most prized records of the genre. Impossible to find in its original edition (also a repress from 1989 exists), this album remains a fleeting appeareance of Italian discography and fair object of desire in the record collectors circle, maybe appearing 3 or 4 times in the last 20 years. Musically influenced by Symphonic Rock legends of the period like Emerson Lake And Palmer and Italian Top Prog. bands like Le Orme, features a stunning Progressive suite on the first side followed by a more commercial Pop-Rock vibes on side B. Released in 1972 on the small Library label CGO with faint distribution and signed by Italian Library players and session men of the time like Walter Rizzati. Screaming organ, whriling drums / percussions / sounds and overflowing bassline. Italian Progressive-Pop legendary album!
Neil Ardley - A Symphony Of Amaranths
Neil Ardley
A Symphony Of Amaranths
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Wah Wah)
19,94 €* 20,99 € -5%
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
First ever vinyl reissue of this 1972 masterpiece by another of the big names in UK Jazz. Neil Ardley was offered the leadership of the seminal New Jazz Orchestra in 1964. Under his direction the Orchestra moved though different styles and changes of personnel, bringing in musicians such as Mike Gibbs (trombone), Harry Beckett and Henry Lowther (trumpets) or even Jack Bruce (bass), some of them also contributed with the writing of some original compositions, making the NJO the root from which the UK's 70's jazz scene was to blossom.The Wah Wah reissue features newly mastered sound from the original tapes and will include one bonus track recorded in the same sessions. Limited to only 500 copies.
Daytoner - Second Stomp / I Get By
Daytoner
Second Stomp / I Get By
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Cabin Pressure)
7,99 €* 9,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Second Stomp' is the appropriately titled second seven inch single from Daytoner, the unique soul remix seven piece from the far southwest. Their debut single 'Needed You' received airplay on BBC6 Music & BBC Radio 1 from Craig Charles and BBC Introducing. This new single should please fans of the first release, with their rewrite of a stomping 60s northern soul instrumental coupled with Lucy Richards' tale of standing by her man. On the flip is the band's own rework of a classic funk and hip-hop loop, and this version, again with Lucy's new lyrics, was recently included on Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Vol.5 compilation, but is now available on vinyl for the first time.
I-Robots aka Turin Dancefloor Express present - Svengile EP 1977 - 2017 40th Year Anniversary
I-Robots aka Turin Dancefloor Express present
Svengile EP 1977 - 2017 40th Year Anniversary
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Opilec Music)
8,79 €* 10,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited Edition for Record Store Day 2018! Four Italo disco cuts produced by the powerhouse of Svengile aka Luigi Venegoni. Original copies of Stratosferic Band are changing hands for £125 and no wonder why. “Splashdown” encapsulates perfectly the weird and wonderful imagination of Italo productions – sci-fi synthwork that ventures beyond this dimension.The Ben Norman track on the B1 has a more straight up disco feel to it but those vocals maintain an ethereal italo aura. Completing this special 4 tracker is the obscure “T.C. Radiation”…..that talk box guitar solo will melt any minds it’s put in front of!
King Rooster, The - The King Rooster
King Rooster, The
The King Rooster
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Dinked)
18,69 €* 21,99 € -15%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited Edition for Record Store Day 2018!The King Rooster are a heavy funk quartet consisting of Ian Stevens & Mark Claydon (Bass & Drums from London funksters, The Getup) joined by Sam Montero on keys & James Forster on guitar. Collectively the band have played, recorded and shared stages with artists such as Sir Joe Quarterman, Alexia Coley, JTQ, Gizelle Smith, Reuben Wilson, Pee Wee Ellis, The Getup, Speedometer and Rhoda Dakar to name but a few. Having released a cassette only EP, Charisma Café, last year followed by a string of limited 7 vinyl only releases on various independent labels in Europe and the US, The King Rooster & Dinked Records are pleased to announce their self titled debut LP on heavy weight 180g black vinyl for Record Store Day 2018. Limited to 500 copies with picture sleeve and printed inner, each copy comes with a unique download card for digital. 14 tracks, including 8 previously unreleased ones. Droppin' hard hitting instrumental workouts along with some heavy vocal bangers, real funk is the order of the day!
Jimmy Castor Bunch, The - It's Just Begun
Sun Ra - Standards
Messengers Incorporated - Soulful Proclamation
Ann Sexton - You`ve Been Gone Too Long
Ann Sexton
You`ve Been Gone Too Long
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Charly)
10,39 €* 12,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mary Ann Sexton was born in South Carolina in 1950 and is the cousin of Northern Soul hero Chuck Jackson. She launched herself ontothe soul scene at the dawn of the seventies as Ann Sexton and the Masters Of Soul alongside her husband, saxophonist Melvin Burton.Her debut disc "You've Been Gone Too Long" was originally released on the local Impel label before being picked up by John Richburgfor his Seventy 7 imprint. It was quickly adopted by the UK Northern Soul clubs, notably Blackpool Mecca and Wigan Casino, and hasremained a perennial dance floor favourite. Club Soul are proud to feature "You've Been Gone Too Long" coupled with her follow-up 45'"I Still Love You", penned by the husband and wife team and gaining in popularity over recent years. The 7-inch single, the official vinylreissue on replica label, features a dinked-centre with new-to-vinyl double A-side coupling and audio cut pure analogue from the originalmaster tapes.
Aki Kumar - Jaan E Jaan / Kisi Ki Muskurahaton Pe
Aki Kumar
Jaan E Jaan / Kisi Ki Muskurahaton Pe
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Needle To The Groove)
8,39 €* 11,99 € -30%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Badass Bollywood with a hint of funk and soul, Aki Kumar is hitting you hard with his choice cuts of vintage Indian music. The propelling rhythms of "Jaan E Jaan" drag you in quick and the groove gets your head nodding and your feet moving. The flip is a slow burner full of nuance, just the right mixture of mood and melody to haunt your ears in just the right way. Aki Kumar from Bombay to the Bay bringing that classic lo-fi Bollywood sound.
Johnny Cash - With His Hot & Blue Guitar Gatefold Sleeve Edition
Orgone - Big Day / Hound Dogs Black Vinyl Edition
Orgone
Big Day / Hound Dogs Black Vinyl Edition
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Colemine)
7,49 €* 9,99 € -25%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Orgone is back with more heavy funk from the West Coast. A dark mood and deep groove set the tone for a Funkadelic-like sort of vibe. Both tracks featuring Adryon De León.
Willie Wright - Real Thing Parts 1 & 2
Willie Wright
Real Thing Parts 1 & 2
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Cannonball)
21,59 €* 23,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Strictly limited 7inch!We should have come out before with this but time is always tight and we wanted to put the necessary attention and care on the second number on our label from this incredible artist. It took a while also because we have put together a family job, asking Willie's daughter Lisa, who is an amazing creative self on her own, if we could use one of her creations as artwork on the pressed labels, plus Fabio had to sleep and think on how to craft the best possible graphic package, and me and Max remastered it 2 or 3 times, as usual lookin after a perfection that never lands. Green Coil guys scraped Willie's memory barrel allowing a comprehensive sleeve note that helps to frame the recording in the right athmosphere of the time. As Mr. Wright recalls, “Real Thing” was recorded "around the same time as the 'Telling The Truth” album. Though there’s no certainty on the exact year, 1976 is the best guess as to when. The track was done at a proper recording studio, but Willie deliberately staged it to sound like it was recorded live in a club, including calling out hellos to waitresses and restaurant staff, who weren't actually there. The impetus for making this recording, and for writing and playing it during those days, was the fact that disco was literally wiping out all other forms of pop music, and even big acts were having to make concessions and put out disco-like concoctions to stay "current." Some of his fellow singers and musicians occasionally teased him saying he was too much of a "folkie" to do a decent modern dance tune. At the time, Willie's club performance lists were very genre-bending, and while on the surface he appeared to make concessions to popular musical trends by including covers of many current songs, his method was to slyly transform the covers and play against type. He was a performance artist who would show up at a soul club in a tuxedo and freak them out by playing mostly Dylan, Richie Havens, obscure folk and white rock, then go to a white venue and bang out a spectacular classic soul set. “Real Thing” is an upbeat dance song with a street-rough yet groovy feeling that perfectly expresses the essence of Willie Wright.
Calibro 35 - Decade Black Vinyl Edition
Calibro 35
Decade Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Record Kicks)
20,89 €* 21,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition vinyl comes in gatefold sleeve!Italian super cult combo CALIBRO 35 release their 6th much awaited studio album “DECADE” on February the 9th 2018. “DECADE” marks 10 years of Calibro 35’s releases and it’s the very first album recorded by Calibro with an orchestral-inspired enlarged line-up that features horns, strings and percussions. Mixed and recorded by CALIBRO’s usual suspect and Grammy Award winner Tommaso Colliva, on the album all the influences collected by the band during their last ten years’ journey like music, collaborations, movies, gigs, books find their space. “DECADE” is CALIBRO 35’s “time capsule” and is as rare and complex as a timeless work. Musically CALIBRO 35’s inner influences like Ennio Morricone, listen for instance to the epic journey of the album’s end credits “Travelers”, Luis Bacalov and David Axelrod are still there but are now mixed with elements from afrobeat or cosmic jazz. “Psycheground” sounds like Tony Allen involved in writing a score for a vintage Hollywood production while Sun Ra lurks on “Modo”. Everything is mixed up with new influences from modern musical languages. References to Jaga Jazzist, Budos Band or Alternative Jazz and Alternative Hip Hop new acts such as Makaya McCraven, Yussef Kamaal, Oddisee can all be found on the album. In tracks such as “Modulor “you realize that Decade is certainly not a point of arrival and expresses the ambition of the band to look further and evolve. All classic Calibro’s vintage instruments such as clavinet, eco, analog synths, fuzz guitars are now supported by new ones such as Dan Bau, Balafon and Waterphone ("Polymeri") in the band’s new wall of sound. Thanks to the enlarged line-up and the orchestrated parts involved, which pushed the band to experiment new methods of composition, Calibro 35 on “DECADE” sound strong, full and tight as never before. Active since 2008 CALIBRO 35 enjoys a worldwide reputation as one of the coolest independent band around. During their ten years career, they have been sampled by Dr. Dre on his Compton album and Jay-Z, they shared stages worldwide with the likes of Roy Ayers, Muse, Sun Ra Arkestra, Sharon Jones, Thundercat, Headhunters and as unique musicians they've collaborated with, amongst others PJ Harvey, Mike Patton, John Parish and Stewart Copeland and Nic Cester (The Jet). Described by Rolling Stone magazine's as "the most fascinating, retro-maniac and genuine thing, that happened to Italy in the last years", Calibro 35 now count on a number of aficionados worldwide which includes VIP’s fans such as Dj Food (Ninja Tune), Mr Scruff and Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin’ Criminals) among others.
DJ Harrison - Rule The World & I'm From Virginia / Brown Water Blues
DJ Harrison
Rule The World & I'm From Virginia / Brown Water Blues
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
5,49 €* 9,99 € -45%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The son of a radio DJ who introduced him to the world of record collecting, Harris grew up with music, progressing from violin, to high school drumline, to the Jazz Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University. He also continued working with other instruments and developed an interest in sampling. His development as a producer – at first, without a computer or sampler – came first learning to replay samples on the drums, piano, bass or guitar. DJ Harrison finds himself inspired by local musicians in the Richmond scene that’s as diverse and nonexclusive as they come. Among rappers, producers, punks and bluegrass bands, he falls within reach of an expansive pool of musicians to collaborate with. He lives and works in Jellowstone, a house turned recording compound occupied by his band mates in Butcher Brown, a “garage punk jazz funk” group
Fireplays - Allein / Hormone
Fireplays
Allein / Hormone
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Disco Segreta)
11,99 €* 15,99 € -25%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fireplays (also spelled “Fireplais” on second single) was the moniker chosen in 1981 by italian producer Franco Pagliaccia foran instant-band project composed by him and a few other musicians.“Allein” b/w “Hormone” was released in mid-1982, and as can be clearly heard, both tracks clearly show the mutation disco as a genre, started having at the very beginning of the 80s in Europe: ablend of electro disco, along with new-wavish elements and some classic era-blueprint sonic elements: synth driven melodies, filtered vocodered choruses, pads, swirling cosmic sounds, cowbells, all topped by a powerful male voice that will give genuineconnoisseurs an exact Zeitgeist, along with assured goosebumps.
John Simmons - Safe / I Wanna Be Closer
John Simmons
Safe / I Wanna Be Closer
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Super Disco Edits)
9,59 €* 11,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited vinyl edition!Although best known in the global music world for his four years (1984-1988) as the music director and bandleader for Whitney Houston, John’s tenure in the soul music field began when he was a member (with his brother Edmund ‘Butch’ Simmons) of The Reflections, a New York City-based quartet who toured from 1972-1975 as the backing group for the legendary Melba Moore. In 1975, The Reflections had a Top 10 R&B hit with “Three Steps From True Love.”In 1978, John began touring with Stephanie Mills, at the same time collaborating with Phillip Ballou, a member of another New York-based vocal group, Revelation and UK soul music journalist David Nathan (who he met when Nathan did an interview with The Reflections for Britain’s “Blues & Soul” magazine in 1975). The trio wrote a number of songs for Ballou’s demo as a solo artist and while nothing transpired in that regard, John recorded his own version of one of the tunes, “Ain’t Nothing Like The Love” for a small independent Michigan label, Sabrina Records in 1981. John had worked with Cissy Houston at New Hope Baptist Church in New Jersey where she was the minister of music was asked by her to do some initial promotional dates with her daughter Whitney after Arista Records released her first single in 1984; he continued doing world tours with Houston until he passed away at the age of 45 in March 1989.The Ballou sessions (held mostly in Montclair, New Jersey) expanded into recording dates for both Nathan and Simmons. None of the original recordings were released commercially – until now. In the wake of the interest among rare groove collectors in John’s version of “Ain’t Nothing Like The Love,” Nathan – himself a recording artist since 2003 – has uncovered the tapes of all the material he, Phllip and John recorded in 1978 and 1979.Gaining its first-ever release now on Nefer Records via Super Disco Edits is the coupling of John’s solo composition, the upbeat gospel-infused “Safe” and the midtempo, “I Wanna Be Closer,” another one of the songs also recorded (and thus far unissued by both Ballou and Nathan).
Will Sessions - Kindred Live Feat. Amp Fiddler
Will Sessions
Kindred Live Feat. Amp Fiddler
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Sessions Sound)
16,14 €* 18,99 € -15%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Keeping with their commitment to not be pinned down to any particular genre comes Will Sessions’ latest LP, Kindred Live.The band, along with special guest Amp Fiddler on Fender Rhodes, synth and clavinet, pay tribute to the pioneers of jazz fusion by recreating the songs of genre-defining artists such as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Weather Report. The album is composed of material recorded live during two separate concerts at one of Detroit’s most esteemed jazz clubs, Cliff Bells, and the energy of the performances and their effect on the audience practically bursts through the speakers!
Big Hustle, The - Afrorever
Big Hustle, The
Afrorever
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Betino's)
9,59 €* 11,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Betino's Records proudly presents its third release: an EP by the very sharp collective The Big Hustle. The band founded in 2014 by bass player and composer Sébastien Levanneur, brings together 70's old school funk with the hippest actual sound with influences spanning from Steely Dan to Snarky Puppy, from Mandrill to Lettuce and from Herbie Hancock (Manchild era) to Soulive. With mighty horn players, a rock and funky rhythm section, and percussions added to it, The Big Hustle’s music has a very large variety of sound landscapes. Still, the music never loses the groove and always stays close to the funk.The A side opens with "Afrorever", a tribute to African culture and music. The guest of honor on this song is legendary Malian musician Cheick Tidiane Seck, longtime partner of Salif Keita, and collaborator of Joe Zawinul, Carlos Santana and Damon Albarn to name a few. After Cheick’s introduction, the songs jumps into a typical afrobeat vibe featuring a tight and powerful horn section, suddenly breaks into an electro funk groove and ends in a furious percussive party.Second track on the A side is "Faure is the Magic Number". It is dedicated to Thomas Faure (co-composer of the track) and François Faure (both featured on this song on tenor sax and keyboards respectively). This piece displays the band’s ability to blend jazz-funk groove with a heavy hip-hop beat. Kind of DJ Premier meets Steely Dan.The B side starts with "Afrorever (Sun's Up Mix)". Through this mix, one can acknowledge instantly Olivier Portal's touch. From the very first chords, he conveys us into his realm blending warm and melancholy keyboards with an old school deep-house rhythm pattern.The fourth track is called “1, 2, 1, 2”. It is a purely improvised moment in the studio while the band was sound checking before recording with special guest rapper Raashan Ahmad. Nicolas Gueguen had the good idea to press the R button and what you hear is basically what happened afterwards.Enjoy!
Papas' Got - I Wanna Love At Kent Edit
Papas' Got
I Wanna Love At Kent Edit
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Rocafort)
11,69 €* 12,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Growing up in Jamaica, young Rowland Abrahams loved dancing to James Brown so much that he earnt himself the nickname 'Papas' Got'. He later moved to Paris and in 1979 more or less single-handedly recorded the 'I Wanna Love' LP on the RGR label. Admittedly not an album with a heavy yield, the only pearl being the title track which Rocafort Records are releasing as a 12" with an exclusive Al Kent edit on the B side.No rocket science involved here, just pure killer afro-disco-funk groove from start to finish.Urgent funky guitar riffs, thumping drums and a strong hint of late 70s euro-disco fueled by the slightly unintelligible lyrics delivered with a Frenchie patois twist
Shiro Schwarz - Star Creature EP
Shiro Schwarz
Star Creature EP
12" | 2016 | US | Original (Star Creature)
11,99 €* 14,99 € -20%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
SHIRO SCHWARZ, the Galactic Moon Duo from Mexico City make their return orbit to the STAR CREATURE Universe with 12" of Vibrations in tow. The gang drops 6 cuts of moody love funk ripe for the dancefloor to the bedroom floor and all earthly spaces in between. Sum up 1/2 a dash of SADE, 1 moon unit of RENE & ANGELA, a rocket boost of PATRICK ADAM's synth juice plus 5 liquid hectagon phasers of Purple carbon samples and you got yourself a STAR CREATURE EP!
Phillip Wright - Keep Her Happy Green Vinyl Edition
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
El Michels Affair - Run Fay Run
El Michels Affair
Run Fay Run
7" | 2012 | US | Original (Truth & Soul)
9,89 €* 10,99 € -10%
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Taken from the EP 'Walk On By: A Tribute To Isaac Hayes' ... includes the Pflichthit 'Hung Up On My Baby' on the flipside!
James Brown - Pure dynamite! live at the Royal
Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics - Broken Woman / Forgive Live Repeat
Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics
Broken Woman / Forgive Live Repeat
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Soulphonics LLC)
9,49 €* 9,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soul Lovers!!! New 7" from Billboard charting artist Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics! "Broken Woman" is the first single from their sophomore album, State of All Things -- with the B side of "Forgive Live Repeat" (not released digitally, only on vinyl!)
V.A. - A Journey To The Dawn
Trailer Limon & Max Kane - Ego Death / East Liberty Quarters - Mids
Trailer Limon & Max Kane
Ego Death / East Liberty Quarters - Mids
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Omega Supreme)
11,39 €* 11,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
41Funk Crew and Bay area legend MAX KANE teams up with one of the Bay's rising star's and one of most versatile musical talents TRAILER LIMON, combining their superpowers to put their stamp on the next wave of modern Funk with "EGO DEATH". MAX KANE rolls out a masterful arrangement that commands your attention and has us walking in rhythm with drums that slap, a rubber bassline with a boogaloo bounce and laser lead synths lighting up the path for TRAILER LIMON to complete the sonic funk baptism with his flawless voice and even more powerful message. This might be the opening single for any funk night trying to achieve and complete FULL FUNKALATION! After transformation comes pure love and that's exactly what EAST LIBERTY QUARTERS delivers with "MIDS" a beautiful arrangement with their classic delicate abilities that shine light and open up the horizon to pure sonic bliss. After a short break this masterful trio returns with a enchanting and hypnotic groove that builds up with ice cold synth arrangements and then bodies you with warm basslines sewed together with flawless drums. MIDS way through you realize you have fully left planet earth and you are now on the EAST LIBERTY QUARTERS MOTHERSHIP, enjoy the glide!
Tadd Dameron & John Coltrane - Mating Call
Tadd Dameron & John Coltrane
Mating Call
LP | 1957 | EU | Reissue (Down At Dawn)
12,34 €* 12,99 € -5%
Release:1957 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A fine session run by the great pianist and composer Tadd Dameron recorded in 1956 featuring the young lion John Coltrane who was fresh off playing with Miles Davis. A solid and frequently overlooked gem consisting of six strong and beautiful Dameron's compositions performed by a tight quartet completed by John Simmons on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The Dameron bass-heavy piano style gives solid bottom and plenty of space for Coltrane's highly articulated phrasing. A special treat! Don't hesitate to pick it up.
Sentiments, The - What's So Good About Saying Goodbye Feat. Kelly Finnigan of Monophonics
Sentiments, The
What's So Good About Saying Goodbye Feat. Kelly Finnigan of Monophonics
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Transistor Sound)
10,44 €* 10,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
California’s The Sentiments are back with another dose of sweet soul for all lovers of the low and slow. Following the acclaim of their last 45, the group has arrived with another Philly infused lovers lament. “What’s So Good About Saying Goodbye” enters like a classic soul record with a signature drums fill leading into heavy hits accompanied by violins, fuzz guitar, vibes, and lush horns arrangements. And to answer The Sentiments’ question, what’s so good about saying goodbye is knowing that after you do you can go to your local shop and grab this sweet seven inch. The song and arrangement, like the last, embodies so many elements that make up that sweet soulful sound that keeps reminding people why its better to smile now and cry later. Produced and recorded entirely at the incomparable Transistor Sound Studio, you’re gonna need doubles for sure. One for you....and one for your baby.
Vivien Vee - With Vivien Vee
Onyx Collective - Lower East Suite Part Three
Onyx Collective
Lower East Suite Part Three
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Big Dada)
20,89 €* 21,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The debut album by New York Jazz hype Onyx Collective on Big Dada Records.
Heem The Music Monsters - Keep God On Your Side / Going Down
Heem The Music Monsters
Keep God On Your Side / Going Down
12" | 2018 | UK | Original (Super Disco Edits)
15,19 €* 15,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited vinyl edition!Coming out of Philadelphia Heem The Music Monsters were produced and handle by long time Philly producer and writer Hubert Willis. The group had small success circa 1976 with their psych funk 45 "Wake Up People / Piece Of The Rock" they recorded a few more tracks from those sessions and what lay on the reels for all these years is probably their best yet...It’s just right for now. "Keep God On Your Side" is modern Soul Disco of the highest order, over 5 mins long it leads you onto the dancefloor and never let’s go! Flip it over and you have one hell of a funk disco instrumental entitled "Going Down (incognito)". Super Disco Edits have maintained the Blood Leaf label with a slightly new design.
Chain Reaction - Say Yeah / Search For Tomorrow
Chain Reaction
Say Yeah / Search For Tomorrow
7" | 1979 | EU | Reissue (Rain & Shine)
10,79 €* 11,99 € -10%
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited Edition for Record Store Day 2018! Original copies of this beautiful Chain Reaction 7 inch have been changing hands for £500, so this is a true digger's delight. Exceptional soul from the late 70's which hundreds before have attempted to license to no avail. Lack of trust was a key issue in these pursuits, after 'Say Yeah' was used in a B grade Hollywood movie without permission, alongside record collectors cleaning producer Harold Sargent out of his original 45s before upping them on Ebay for $1000 apiece. Cue the good people at Rain & Shine, a non-profit organisation based out of New Zealand, who have worked with Chain Reaction directly to license this incredible record properly - returning all net profits to the artists involved. It really doesn't get much better than this - spiritual stuff! Comes complete with picture sleeve , pressed on black vinyl with a large dinked centre hole.
Jean Carn - Was That All It Was / Don't Let It Go to Your Head
Jean Carn
Was That All It Was / Don't Let It Go to Your Head
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Philadelphia International)
11,39 €* 11,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited Edition for Record Store Day 2018! Two of Jean Carn's seminal hits combined. “Was That All It Was” is a big hitting disco exploration with hints of Jean’s gospel choir background coming to the fore.The flip houses the classic “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head” – covered on many an occasion since it’s release back in '78.Pressed on 180g vinyl.
Cheryl Lynn - You Saved My Day / Got to Be Real
Cheryl Lynn
You Saved My Day / Got to Be Real
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Columbia Disco Series)
11,39 €* 11,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited Edition for Record Store Day 2018! 40 year anniversary release of Cheryl Lynn's much in-demand and RARE 12" mix of "You Saved My Day" backed with all-time feel-good anthem "Got To Be Real". RSD exclusive pressed on 180g vinyl
V.A. - Desafinado -  Spanish Bossa Nova (1963-1975)
V.A.
Desafinado - Spanish Bossa Nova (1963-1975)
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Adarce)
19,94 €* 20,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Spanish artists go Latin jazz in 1962! Featured artists include Paula, Los Millonarios, Sudamericanos, Cocky Mazzetti, Elsa Baeza, La Nueva Generacion, Salomé, Seison Show, Bruno Lomas, Antonio Gonzales a.o. There are 14 tracks on total.
Murphy Williams - She Is My Woman
Murphy Williams
She Is My Woman
LP | 1981 | EU | Reissue (PMG)
16,99 €* 19,99 € -15%
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
She Is My Woman is Murphy William’s loose, funky and spontaneous call to the dance floor. It’s an infectious collection of good-time tunes that the band seem to be enjoying as much as the listener. Williams was a stalwart of the Nigerian music scene, joining Godwin Omabuwa’s Cassanova Dandies at 17 before becoming one of the two lead vocalist of The Apostles from Aba. He was famous for his distinctive four octave voice, a voice that legendary label boss, Godwin Tabansi decided was perfectly suited to the new disco sound that was gripping Nigeria. The title track gets the party started with Felix Liberty providing the good-time guitar riffs, Friday Pozzo on congas and Sonny Enang keeping it light on keyboards. The vibe is tight and bright, breathy a breezy charm into disc-tied versions of Igbo folk songs ‘Selense’ and ‘Ima Obi O.’ The undoubted highlight of the album is ‘Get On Up’, a certifiable disco classic that would slay any dance floor anywhere in the world. It’s funky, it’s fun and by the time the lyrics implore the listener to get on up and dance their feet have already been convinced by the music. Put it on and it’s guaranteed to get any party started. - Peter Moore
Ray Bryant Trio - Piano, Piano, Piano, Piano
Ukandanz - Yetchalal
Mario Stantchev & Lionel Martin - Jazz Before Jazz
Anne Suu x B-Side - Dripping Light EP
Anne Suu x B-Side
Dripping Light EP
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Dezi-Belle)
13,59 €* 15,99 € -15%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Strictly limited vinyl edition of 100 copies!Only one copy per customer!Check out this great Neosoul joint produced by B-Side featuring Anne Suu. “Dripping Light EP” marks Berlin soul singer Anne Suu's debut release with Dezi-Belle Records. Her EP "Dripping Light" features music produced by B-Side. Over the last month B-Side has made good head way with digital rotation, in cooperation with Chillhop Music, Radio Juicy und Dezi-Belle. "Dripping Light" is a visual metaphor for the creative processes involved in the construction of this EP. This involved a journey in the application and blurring of multiple-layered beats, alongside countless voice strains and resonances. The result is a compact, complex work of Neosoul called "Dripping Light". TIP!!
Thelonious Monk - Monk
Beppe Loda - Obscure Italian Disco
Beppe Loda
Obscure Italian Disco
12" | 2018 | US (Gail Force Disco)
10,79 €* 11,99 € -10%
Release:2018 / US
Genre:Organic Grooves
From Northern Italy, the maestro BEPPE LODA is continuing his BEPPE LODA Cuts series with his newest edit release. OBSCURE DISCO ROCK explores rare tracks that blur the line between disco and rock from 70's and 80's Italy. Be sure to grab this first release from GAIL FORCE DISCO RECORDS.
Betty Wright & The Roots - Betty Wright: The Movie
Empresarios - Morena / The Vibes Feat. Ephniko
Empresarios
Morena / The Vibes Feat. Ephniko
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Boogieburg)
9,34 €* 10,99 € -15%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
The Empresarios sound is best described as “Tropicaliente”, and that is the vibe that the Washington, DC-based band brings to the stage as well. Empresarios bandleader Javier Miranda has been active in the music scene for the last 20 years recording and touring with acts like Thievery Corporation, Fort Knox Five, and See-I. After launching his own solo project, Javier would go on to start Empresarios Musica, a home for his projects.“Morena” is an upbeat party tune showcasing a lively mix of sunny Caribbean flavors aimed to get people on the dancefloor. “The Vibes” is a spanglish hip-hop reggae party anthem featuring global funk selector and emcee Ephniko (originally from Colombia and currently in Miami) laying down some fresh rhymes alongside the Empresarios. Boogieburg’s fifth vinyl release is housed in a hand-stamped antique green “old style” sleeve.
Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
Isaac Hayes
Hot Buttered Soul
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Concord)
21,84 €* 22,99 € -5%
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ike's all time classic "Hot Buttered Soul" is finally back in print! This one got sampled by MF Doom, Cypress Hill, Pete Rock, Tupac, Ed OG, Group Home, Public Enemy and others.
Prophets Of Peace - Get It On
Prophets Of Peace
Get It On
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,34 €* 12,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two unreleased recordings dug up by the team at Numero Group for their Purple Snow comp (GET IT), these were begging to be put on 45. Recorded at Audiotek Studios Inc in 1975. David Z, who engineered Lipps Inc's "Funkytown" and several Prince productions, piloted both these recordings. 'Get It On' is the perfect end up night stone groove track, i can't recommend this record enough, buy it. Another completely selfish venture, i just wanted this on 45.
Baad John Cross - New Revolution - Chapter One
Baad John Cross
New Revolution - Chapter One
LP | 1984 | EU | Reissue (PMG)
11,99 €* 19,99 € -40%
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Baad John Cross’s New Revolution is a Afro-electro-funk-boogie-disco banger that could only come from 1980s Nigeria. Bright, optimistic, with an unrelenting eye on the dance floor, it is regarded by many as a prototype of the electro rhythms that would become the signature sound of Nigerian boogie. A Cameroonian by birth, Cross arrived in Lagos a cheeky smile, a pair of white dungarees and a bag full of songs. After proving his chops with uncredited session work, he signed with the legendary Coconut label, hooked up with producer Modjo Isidore and created a stone cold boogie classic in New Revolution. ’Gimme Some Lovin’ and ‘Get Up And Dance Salsa’ (briefly a dance craze in Lagos, apparently) are dance floor classics, ‘Jeanie My Love’ the obligatory love ballad and ‘We Need Freedom’ a Marleyesque call for peace across the continent. The real surprise is ‘Rock n Roll Birthday’, a rockabilly number straight out of 80’s London. (The cover photo has a similar vibe.) Sadly, New Revolution was to be Baad John Cross’s only album. He was soon back in Cameroon, eking out a career as a session musician, but not before creating one of the freshest Nigerian boogie albums ever made. - Peter Moore
Pepeu Gomes - Na Terra A Mais De Mil
V.A. - Kissing Records #002
Professionals, The - That's Why I Love You (Alternative Take) / Instrumental
Heavenly Sweetness presents - 2007-2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music
Heavenly Sweetness presents
2007-2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
18,19 €* 25,99 € -30%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Limited edition vinyl!Transcendent : “Surpassing the ordinary; exceptional”2007 - 2017 : Heavenly Sweetness is turning 10 years old!They are celebrating with 3 birthday parties, and 2 compilations! One is a best of the label’s production, and the 2nd one is made of exclusive tracks, composed for this occasion. This compilation is a very subjective best of the label’s production, from each album or single we had the chance to produce, with great artists. A journey through 10 years of music, a great introduction to the label’s universe, but even the experts will discover unknown tracks. Including well known artists such as Guts, Blundetto, Sly Johnson, Anthony Joseph, but also more confidential artists: Robert Aaron, Jacaranda Muse, Patchworks (and his tribute to Gil Scott-Heron) and many others!
Sven Kacirek & Daniel Mburu Muhuni - Economic Partnership Agreement
Sven Kacirek & Daniel Mburu Muhuni
Economic Partnership Agreement
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Pingipung)
14,39 €* 23,99 € -40%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Film / TV
Interviews from Kenya about an “Economic Partnership Agreement” (EPA) mark the core of ten compositions by Sven Kacirek and Daniel Mburu Muhuni. They have spoken to dozens of people who might be affected by the planned free trade agreement between the EU and the African Pacific Countries. While EPA is being negotiated mainly outside of the limelight of international attention, this album of musical oral histories is an approach to shed a critical light onto the complex circumstances and inhumane side effects of global trade.The spoken words are the vocals of the tracks. The artists have left the rhythm and tonality of the voices untouched, and the statements have simply been collaged into subthemes. Subsequently, Kacirek and Muhuni have dubbed the voices with their instruments: mallets, piano, percussion, synthesizer, and many more. The result is nothing less than a mesmerizing stream of consciousness. It sometimes reminds of sound collages by The Books, of Steve Reich’s “Different Trains” or of Jan Jelinek’s repetitive soundscapes. “Economic Partnership Agreement” can be listened to as an audio play or musical documentary as a whole while individual tracks such as “The Weather Has Changed So Much” stand out as single hits. Sven Kacirek has played and collaborated with Shabaka Hutchings, John McEntire, Nils Frahm, Sofia Jernberg and Stefan Schneider among others. He has travelled to Kenya many times, always on the quest for musical inspiration and collaborations. The most famous result are his “Kenya Sessions” (Pingipung 2011) as well as “Mukunguni” and “Rang’ala” (Honest Jons 2013/14). Daniel Mburu Muhuni is a percussionist from Nairobi who took part in the BLNRB project conducted by the Teichmann Brothers in 2012.With this new album, the two artists focus on an intercultural exchange which aims at more than beautiful music: Unveiling voices about global trade from a Kenyan perspective. Five music videos will be published ahead of the release datein which the interviewed guests are featured. This album shall be available for free on Bandcamp. Additionally, a limited vinyl LP edition of 200 hand numbered copies will be released. It comes in a luxurious gatefold cover with a 30 page booklet with all lyrics and more information on the EPA process and the people involved in this record.
Misha Panfilov Sound Combo - Kopli Highway / The Sudden
Misha Panfilov Sound Combo
Kopli Highway / The Sudden
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Funk Night)
9,49 €* 9,99 € -5%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition 45!Only one copy per customer!Funk Night Records presents with “Kopli Highway / The Sudden” another killer 45 of Estonia's hard-est working combo Misha Panfilov Sound Combo. TIP!!
Gary - Chilling Out
Gary
Chilling Out
LP | 1983 | EU | Reissue (Everland)
15,99 €* 19,99 € -20%
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
In his late teens Rev. Gary Hairston wasn’t only serving the Lord, he was also a member of funk outfit Opus 7, that recorded the great album "Thoughts" in 1979. Although it was distributed nationwide, the group album was not very successful. In 1983 the Winston-Salem, NC native Gary Hairston delivered the now mega rare album "Chilling Out", his debut solo-album under the moniker GARY. It was recorded under the auspices of legendary musician/producer Harry Deal at his Galaxie III studios. Now the album is a well sought after electro, funk and boogie classic, and Everland is proud to present the very first and official reissue of this previously almost unobtainable private press nugget.
V.A. - Heed The Call
V.A.
Heed The Call
2LP | 2017 | NZ | Original (Vostok)
26,99 €* 29,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / NZ – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Aotearoa, New Zealand, nineteen-seventy-something, the bottom of the South Pacific—the largest Maori and Polynesian population in the world and a nation wanting to groove. Approximately three million people, two islands, hot summers, muddy winters, one TV channel until 1975, and all radio was AM. A constant supply of international soul, funk, and disco releases were available, but things got really interesting when local artists found their soul on vinyl. Heed The Call! collects the best New Zealand material from the afro-tastic days of 1973 to 1983. Artists include Mark Williams, whose “House For Sale” became a sought-after Northern Soul single, the (three) Yandall Sisters (two of whom are pictured behind Mark WiIlliams on the cover), a teenage Tina Cross, Dalvanius and Prince Tui Teka—all of these became household names in New Zealand. This collection mines some overlooked nuggets from their respective catalogs alongside lesser known acts like The Pink Family, with their non-secular floor sizzler “Don’t Give Your Life Away,” the gritty gospel soul of Sonia & Skee, and many others. These are the songs that drove a country from black and white to technicolor, and, being a scene born in total isolation, it took turns that weren’t heard anywhere else. This is funk, soul and disco if Studio 54 had been set up within five minutes of a dairy farm, a rugby club and a marae, and it finally let people dance.
Siassia & Tokobina - Siassia & Tokobina EP
Siassia & Tokobina
Siassia & Tokobina EP
12" | 2017 | UK | Original (Nouvelle Ambiance)
11,39 €* 11,99 € -5%
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Only one copy per customer!Nouvelle Ambiance is the new label from Hugo Mendez, co-founder of Sofrito!A series dedicated to cross-cultural experimentation, kicking off with this exhilarating dive into the African underground of 1980s Paris: a four-track EP from Congolese singer Albert Siassia, backed by a group of young French dreads, rechristened Tokobina — “let’s dance,” in Lingala — for the occasion. A mixture of post-punk, rumba, afro-disco and reggae, in two dancefloor sureshots reviving their sole 12” from back in the day, plus previously unreleased fire from the same session.This great EP contains 4 tracks of New Wave, Rumba, Disco crossover, recorded in Paris in the mid 80s spanning rumba, disco, new wave and reggae experiments from Congolese singer Albert Siassia and his group Tokobina, including two previously unreleased tracks taken from original demo tapes. Originally from Pointe Noire in Congo, Albert Siassia came to Paris in the early 80s as part of the Ballet Nationale du Congo and joined forces with a young French reggae group called Dread Lion – a band he re-christened “Tokobina” (Lingala for “let’s dance”). Keen to broaden their audience the group played a mixture of reggae, rumba, disco and new wave styles, often using drum machines and synths. They released one 12” EP, further altering the spelling of the name – “Tokobina” was phonetically anglicised to “Talk-Hoby-Night” in an unsuccessful effort to increase international sales. The record failed to make much of an impact and soon after Albert Siassia moved back to Pointe Noire to become an evangelical preacher. He passed away in 1999. Dancefloor sureshots “Mama Africa” and “Pointe Noire” are taken from the group’s only 12” release. In the world and “Sangui” are taken from demo cassettes from the archive of drummer Franck Benhamou. “Sangui” was originally scheduled for release on a 7” but the release was withdrawn due to a pressing fault.
Social Lovers - Drop Me A Line / Your Heart To Me
Social Lovers
Drop Me A Line / Your Heart To Me
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Potions Music)
9,34 €* 10,99 € -15%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
After releasing their sizzling underground dancefloor EP “Enjoy The Ride” in 2015, Social Lovers are back with a double sided powerhouse. Combining subtle and withdrawn, melodic and low key structures, always punctuated by a driving funky drum machine beat, Matty P. and Meg Doherty are an unstoppable sultry synth duo, making 80s inspired modern funk music, with “Drop Me A Line” fitting right in with their past catalog, but bringing a newly inspired NYC basement flavor to the play. Meg pushes her lotion butter voice forward over the beat, and calls for you to give her a “buzz” if you need a lift. The flip side slows it down to a dim candle in a small room, while Meg aches about trust and devotion, and before you know it, a saxophone whisks you in the dampness, and catches your heart off guard. Social Lovers have done it again here, and this 7” single makes us yearn for more.
Miles Bonny - Let It Out EP
Miles Bonny
Let It Out EP
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Bastard Jazz)
8,99 €* 14,99 € -40%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
What started out as a simple email exchange between a young, hungry beatmaker and a seasoned player in the worlds of jazz and midwestern indie hip-hop, has resulted in a vibrant record nearly a decade in the making. On one side of Let It Out sits Miles Bonny, a long time musical collaborator who spent his youth soaking in powerful musical moments in NYC under the tutelage of his trumpet-slinging father, Francis Bonny, and later as a teen immersed in New York’s busy indie-hip-hop scene. As he grew up Miles cemented himself a niche in the Midwest, most notably in Lawrence, Kansas where tireless forays into beatmaking led to the founding of the much-loved INnatesounds Crew and record label, as well as a series of solo releases and collaborative projects. Eventually shifting his focus to his own vocal stylings, it wasn’t long before Miles caught the attention of the international music community, including the young, curious ears of the at time unknown, soon-to-be future R&B sensation Ta-Ku. Through a series of emails and conversations, Ta-Ku asked to send Miles beats and the two planned to work on a series of tracks. From there the pair developed a friendship that was built upon mutual encouragement and a creative admiration between two artists both navigating their own personal and professional responsibilities. The Let It Out EP, released on Brooklyn’s Bastard Jazz Recordings, acts as the culmination of such an intimate and organic journey. Recorded by Miles in Kansas City during a time he was experiencing the oft-turbulent tasks of true adulthood, the record focus on the life of a young father, underpinned by how we often bottle up difficult emotions and creativity when the pressures of today’s complicated world reach fever pitch. Brimming with emotive, intimate lyrics from Miles spread amidst Ta-Ku’s soul-drenched beat work and syrupy future grooves, the EP will hit close to home for anyone whose daily lives calls for a much needed dose of personal reflection and chilled-out decompression
Donny McCullough - From The Heart
Jun Kamoda - Misty Funk EP
Jun Kamoda
Misty Funk EP
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Steel City Dance Discs)
5,99 €* 11,99 € -50%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Mall Grab helmed Steel City Dance Discs returns with three playful house tracks from Japanese producer Jun Kamoda, accompanied by a remix from Nite Fleit.
Marcelo - Algo No Ar
Marcelo
Algo No Ar
7" | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Pepite)
7,59 €* 7,99 € -5%
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Official reissue of a brazilian funk beast released in 1978 - 500 copies pressed!
Lightnin' Hopkins - Get Off My Toe
Lightnin' Hopkins
Get Off My Toe
LP | 1965 | DE | Reissue (Tobacco Road)
9,89 €* 10,99 € -10%
Release:1965 / DE – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Used Vinyl
Vinyl: Near Mint, Cover: VG+
German reissue.
Emma De Angelis - Emma De Angelis
Emma De Angelis
Emma De Angelis
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Finders Keepers)
8,54 €* 8,99 € -5%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
As one of the most enigmatic figures of the 1970s Italian soundtrack and library music network Emma De Angelis and her short recording career provides thirsty fans of speedball psychedelic rock and drum heavy instrumental funk with a tight discography rivalling many of the long-standing bastions of the otherwise male-orientated business.Born in Rocca di Papa, near Rome, into a flourishing musical environment, Emma was the younger sister of future award winning composers Guido and Maurizio De Angelis, a duo who, under names like Oliver Onions and Dream Bags, would write chart-topping lyrical theme tunes for a wide range of Italian crime, Giallo and Spaghetti Western films featured alongside full scores by Ennio Morricone and the Magnetic System composers (Bixio Frizzi Tempera).With encouragement from her brothers, Emma, who would also write music under the pseudonym of Juniper, would record a tight clutch of solo-penned material and seldom credited studio contributions to Guido And Maurizio’s film commissions, such as the score for Giuliano Carnimeo’s ‘Simone e Matteo: Un gioco da ragazzi’ (aka ‘Convoy Buddies’). While simultaneously pursuing a career as an illustrator and set designer the De Angelis family contacts would lead Emma to the offices of Romano Di Bari, whose up-and-coming Flirt label was finding success providing custom-built mood music for use in TV and film. Alongside important composers like Alessandro Alessandroni, Gerardo Iacoucci and A. R. Luciani, the young Emma Di Angelis would record a small number of tracks for a compilation called ‘Underground Mood’ (credited in the small print to E De Angelis - not to be confused with Italian singer Edoardo De Angelis). It is from this rare LP that the record you are now holding is compiled. Within the Flirt family of labels Emma De Angelis would also share schedules with other important female composers such as Daniela Casa and Giulia ‘Kema’ De Mutiis - both of whom have appeared on dedicated Finders Keepers releases.The tracks on this record provide us with a rare glimpse into Emma De Angelis’ short musical career before she became a full time visual artist. With an unknown personnel or studio date it is easy to speculate a potential family jam in Piero Umiliani’s Sound Workshop studio in 1972. One only has to take a listen to Guido And Maurizio’s instrumental theme ‘Gangster Story’ from Enzo G. Castellari’s 1973 thriller ‘High Crime’ (which later appeared on Tarantino’s ‘Death Proof’ soundtrack) or the trippy title theme to Paolo Poeti’s kinky 1976 drama Inhibition to spot the family resemblance.
Angela Davis & The Mighty Chevelles - My Love (Is So Strong) / Instrumental
Angela Davis & The Mighty Chevelles
My Love (Is So Strong) / Instrumental
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Record Shack)
7,64 €* 8,99 € -15%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In-demand and hard-to-find-on-original 1970s funky Northern soul dancefloor bomb finally on affordable licensed reissue 45 backed with instrumental. Meanwhile a classic, this is pure Northern funk!
Barbara Tucker - Think
Barbara Tucker
Think
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Quantize)
8,54 €* 8,99 € -5%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Here at Quantize we simply love confounding expectations 'cos, guess what? We love all kinds of music and don't like to be stereotyped. But this one even surprised the hell out of us - so much so that we figured it deserved a 7" vinyl release in tribute to the original format."Think (About It)" was originally recorded 45 years ago in the summer of 1972 by the fiery Lyn Collins. Produced by the Godfather Of Soul, James Brown, it barely scraped into the RnB Top 10 at the time and normally would have faded into time as just another great James Brown produced record but in 1987, it started to get sampled by a new generation of Hip-Hop artists like Roxanne Shante and Robe Base and DJ E-Z Rock. Suddenly the world woke up to the possibilities of sampling and since that point, "Think (About It)" has been sampled 1908 times and is the No.3 most-sampled record of all time. So we decided to cut a new version of it with real musicians and one of the few vocalists that would be capable of matching Lyn Collins firepower - Dance Music's diva supreme, the incredible Barbara Tucker. We wanted Barbara to really cut loose on this and she didn't disappoint. And yes, those are real keyboards, real guitar and real horns. Believe us, this session was off the scale! So when we finally got our breath back we decided we HAD to get this out on a 45 on its 45th anniversary! It seemed the most appropriate way to do justice to a record that simply jumps outta the grooves.We believe "Think (About It)" will have universal appeal pretty much everywhere since the song is now implanted within the DNA of dance music across the world.
Natasha Agrama - The Heart Of Infinite Change
Natasha Agrama
The Heart Of Infinite Change
LP | 2017 | US | Original (World Galaxy / Alpha Pup)
14,29 €* 21,99 € -35%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
“The Heart Of Infinite Change” the debut album from songwriter/vocalist Natasha Agrama is an intriguing ten-track mix of original compositions and impeccable jazz standards. The album consists of 3 songs with music and lyrics by Agrama, plus one each by Joni Mitchell and Osho with additional lyrics. The balance comes from personalized arrangements of jazz works by Mingus, Ellington, Landesman, Henderson and Bilal. Agrama shows she is a serious storyteller with diverse tastes and a well- honed jazzy, bluesy voice. “On The Heart Of Infinite Change”, Natasha Agrama conveys she is an articulate songwriter and a surprisingly mature vocalist. The album's scope of material shows a growing singer who easily embraces and incorporates jazz, blues and other idioms into her own voice. It all makes for a promising first effort by the artist.Personnel features Natasha Agrama (lead vocals), Miles Mosely (drums), Brandon Coleman (piano), Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner (bass), Ronald Bruner Jr. (drums), Kamasi Washington (sax), George Duke (piano & Rhodes), Stanley Clarke (bass) and many others!!!
Roger Raspail - Dalva
Roger Raspail
Dalva
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
10,49 €* 20,99 € -50%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene – and has always been part of that city's rich post-colonial criss-crossing of modes – especially the side of the French jazz scene that has always been very open to non-Anglo rhythms, and allowed very open interplay of different ideas! That approach is definitely in place here – on sounds that maybe offer up more of Raspail's roots than some of his early records – but in a way that also shows his warm absorption of continental modes too. Guests include Vincent Segal, Alain Jean-Marie, Anthony Joseph, and Dao – and titles include "Kalypso Ka", "Rara", "Manza Rene", "Nuite Douce", "Bossa De La Plage", "Papa Yaya", "Ballade A Ilet Perou", and "Anty Kaz La".
Nicole Willis & UMO Jazz Orchestra - My Name Is Nicole Willis
Nicole Willis & UMO Jazz Orchestra
My Name Is Nicole Willis
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Persephone)
20,69 €* 22,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Nicole Willis, known for her collaborations with The Soul Investigators & Jimi Tenor produces an album including some of the tracks she composed with the former as well as originals specifically for a fresh collaboration with UMO Jazz Orchestra. Jimi Tenor, who is a multi-faceted artist, has penned all arrangements for the big band and their talented rhythm section. Pete Toikkanen who is a mega-talent guitarist from The Soul Investigators, along with the two, composed those original tracks that highlight their alternative influences. Indie god & personal hero of Ms Willis, Ian Svenonius introduces Ms Willis on the first track and wraps up the LP with a final plea.
Barrabas - Wild Safari
Barrabas
Wild Safari
12" | 1972 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
12,59 €* 13,99 € -10%
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
When there's Rhythm people will move, and moving people was the fate for these two songs from Spanish Supergroup Barrabas. Originally released in 1972 on RCA Spain, 'Wild Safari' and 'Woman' would become underground hits among New York City disc jockeys at time when Discotheques preceded disco music. Over the years It has been well documented that the music from the Iberian Rockers and in particular their song 'Woman' found a home in both Nicky Siano's Gallery and in David Mancuso's Legendary Loft around 1973. Curiously but perhaps not surprising, a few years later 'Woman' would also become a breaker's anthem in a nascent hip-hop scene, where having obscure or 'ultimate' breaks would separate a Grandmaster from the rest of the flock. The Story behind Barrabas is quite peculiar as well. With members from various Latin countries (Cuba, Philipines, Portugal and Spain), the band led by Fernando Arbex were accidental pioneers in a sense, blending Latin, African, and American influences into a package destined to move people across the globe. With a succesful debut album, Barrabas was one of the first international groups to leave its mark on the disco circuit with these two hit singles. 'Woman' and 'Wild Safari' charted well in various countries across Europe and the Americas, including the USA and Canada. Although the group never followed up the success of their first LP, the legacy of tracks like 'Woman' and 'Wild Safari' is treasured by the DJs who have studied the histories of clubs like the Paradise Garage and The Loft. It's really not surprising to find a decade later in the 80s, 'High Energy' and 'Freestyle' covers of 'Woman' or the groove sampled into a House Music beat even to this day. There was indeed something about that Woman. Recently, HBO's Show "Vinyl" paid homage to 'Wild Safari' in a scene that more than symbolically depicted the birth of the disco era as we would come to know it. Part of the Get On Down Sound vinyl series with the aim to bring back their favorite Dance 12-Inches to a new generation of Vinyl-DJs. Re-mastered for optimal club use, these are official re-issues of some of Dance Music's most influential cuts.
X-Man - That Body
X-Man
That Body
12" | 2011 | US | Reissue (Peoples Potential Unlimited)
9,09 €* 13,99 € -35%
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Gorgeous electro boogie, nothing less then you would expect from PPU!
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