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Freundeskreis - Quadratur Des Kreises hhv.de White Vinyl Edition
Freundeskreis
Quadratur Des Kreises hhv.de White Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1997 | DE | Reissue (Four Music)
26,99 €*
Release:1997 / DE – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 16.06.2017
Exklusiv bei hhv.de: das legendäre Debut Album von Freundeskreis in einer limitierten Auflage auf weißem Vinyl!
Frauenarzt & Taktloss - GOTT Limited hhv.de Vinyl Edition
Frauenarzt & Taktloss
GOTT Limited hhv.de Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | DE | Original (Fick Die Biaaatch Rekordz / Proletik)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.05.2017
hhv.de Exclusive: Auf 1000 Stück limitierte Vinyl Version, nur erhältlich bei hhv.de!Zwei Berliner Ur-Gesteine machen endlich gemeinsame Sache auf Albumlänge: "GOTT" ist das Kollabo-Album von Frauenarzt und Taktloss.
Frauenarzt & Taktloss - GOTT Limited Deluxe Box Set
Frauenarzt & Taktloss
GOTT Limited Deluxe Box Set
Box Set | 2017 | DE | Original (Fick Die Biaaatch Rekordz / Proletik)
44,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.05.2017
Limitiertes Box Set zum Album.Zwei Berliner Ur-Gesteine machen endlich gemeinsame Sache auf Albumlänge: "GOTT" ist das Kollabo-Album von Frauenarzt und Taktloss.Box Inhalt:- Album + Instrumentals auf CD- 7" Vinyl + 2 Bonus Tracks- Graffiti Sketchbook mit Wendecover - Tape mit Special Gästen- T-Shirt in Größe L- 2 Sticker
Torky Tork - Sextape Pink Vinyl Edition
Torky Tork
Sextape Pink Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (hhv.de)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 28.04.2017
Limitierte Auflage von 300 Stück auf farbigem Vinyl.Torky's "Sextape" bekommt nach dem digitalen Release 2011 über Shalom Salon endlich auch ein Vinyl Release. Das Cover Artwork stammt von LNY.
Wun Two x Hubert Daviz - Paseadero
Wun Two x Hubert Daviz
Paseadero
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Backstein Ru'let / hhv.de)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 12.05.2017
"Paseadero" von Wun Two und Hubert Daviz ist eine der aufregendsten Kollaborationen der deutschen und internationalen Beatszene aus dem Jahr 2016 und erscheint nun endlich auch auf Vinyl über hhv.de.Für die Vinyl wurden die Tracks einzeln angepasst und es gibt 3 neue Versionen, die im Gegensatz zum Soundcloud Mix ohne Accapellas zu hören sind.Das Artwork stammt von Alex Brade und Dennis Arnold und zusätzliches Fotomaterial von Robert Winter.
Audio88 - Sternzeichen Hass Picture Disc Edition
Audio88
Sternzeichen Hass Picture Disc Edition
LP | 2017 | DE | Original (Normale Musik)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.05.2017
Limitierte Picture Disc mit Downloadcode!8 Track EP feat. Morlockk Dilemma, Doz9, Lakmann & Megaloh. Produziert von Lord Scan, Torky Tork, Yassin, Smokey131 & Aqua Luminus III.
Retrogott - Funky Beats And A Supersonic Turbojet
Retrogott
Funky Beats And A Supersonic Turbojet
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (AVA. RECORDS)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 05.05.2017
Retrogott is back on AVA. RECORDS! Following Funky Beats And A Green Petrol Bus, here comes Funky Beats And A Supersonic Turbojet: Fresh as usual in a hand stamped color cover!
V.A. - Welcome To Paradise: Italian Dream House 89-93 Volume 1
V.A.
Welcome To Paradise: Italian Dream House 89-93 Volume 1
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Safe Trip)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 02.06.2017
Young Marco mines deep into the 90s era Italian house underground and strikes absolute gold... Part 1 of 2.. This spring, Safe Trip will release Welcome To Paradiso, an expansive retrospective of the Italian dream house sound co-compiled by label founder Young Marco.At the tail end of the 1980s, a new take on deep house began to emerge from Italian studios. 'Dream house' drew inspiration from key U.S deep house records of the period – the spacey melodiousness of Larry Heard's productions, and the rich jazziness of tracks originating in New Jersey in particular – but sounded distinctly different. Its' 'head-in-the-clouds' feel – all rich chords, tactile basslines, fluid piano lines and starry electronics – made 'dream house' a uniquely Italian proposition.First and foremost, the style echoed the wavy, glassy-eyed positivity of the period more than any other. While music in the UK and the low countries was getting faster and heavier, Italy's 'dream house' producers continued to create music shot through with warmth and colourful musicality until 1993. While few 'dream house' records were made after then, its' sounds and loose aesthetic influenced subsequent styles such as trance and progressive house.During its' peak, dream house – or, as it was tagged by leading Italian label DFC, 'ambient house' (echoing the similarly minded work of UK pioneers such as The Orb and The KLF) – could be heard blaring from club sound systems across Europe. The style's popularity was fuelled, in part at least, by the runaway international success of "Sueno Latino".Welcome To Paradiso gathers together some of the finest examples of the style for the first time since the turn of the 90s. It includes a smattering of scene anthems – Key Tronics Ensemble's peerless "Calypso of House", Morenas's "Sonnambulism", the ambient mix of Last Rhythm's Italo-house classic "Last Rhythm" – alongside a swathe of hard-to-find, in-demand and forgotten gems.There are cuts from key players in the movement – the likes of Don Pablos Animals, Sasha (later to find fame with a strong of bouncy, piano-heavy Italo-house cuts), and Dreamatic – plus a string of lesser-known names whose contribution to the evolution of the sound should not be overlooked. Young Marco has also found space for Leo Anibaldi's "Elements", a rare deep house outing from a producer who later helped define the sound of Roman techno.Over the course of two double-vinyl compilations (and one extended digital download package), Welcome To Paradiso celebrates one of the most evocative and imaginative musical styles of electronic music's golden era. Kick off your shoes, turn your gaze skywards, and immerse yourself in the music.
Lord Folter - Brach
Lord Folter
Brach
LP | 2017 | DE | Original (Nyati / hhv.de)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 12.05.2017
Was, »Brach« gibt es nicht auf Vinyl? Doch, ab jetzt schon!Das sehr dicke Debut Album vom allgegenwärtigen Lord Folter erscheint jetzt offiziell über das hhv.de Label auf Platte. Neben den 8 Tracks vom digitalen Release (mit Produktionen von Atvanz, Omaure, Nick Mitdemkopf und SlimAgenda) wartet das Vinyl mit 2 Bonus Tracks auf: neben einem unveröffentlichten Made In M Remix von »Bunte Hunde« gibt es auch den umwerfenden Remix »Eurydike« von tusken. zu hören. Mehr als ein Tipp!
V.A. - Welcome To Paradise: Italian Dream House 89-93 Volume 2
V.A.
Welcome To Paradise: Italian Dream House 89-93 Volume 2
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Safe Trip)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 02.06.2017
Young Marco mines deep into the 90s era Italian house underground and strikes absolute gold... Part 2 of 2...This spring, Safe Trip will release Welcome To Paradiso, an expansive retrospective of the Italian dream house sound co-compiled by label founder Young Marco.At the tail end of the 1980s, a new take on deep house began to emerge from Italian studios. 'Dream house' drew inspiration from key U.S deep house records of the period – the spacey melodiousness of Larry Heard's productions, and the rich jazziness of tracks originating in New Jersey in particular – but sounded distinctly different. Its' 'head-in-the-clouds' feel – all rich chords, tactile basslines, fluid piano lines and starry electronics – made 'dream house' a uniquely Italian proposition.First and foremost, the style echoed the wavy, glassy-eyed positivity of the period more than any other. While music in the UK and the low countries was getting faster and heavier, Italy's 'dream house' producers continued to create music shot through with warmth and colourful musicality until 1993. While few 'dream house' records were made after then, its' sounds and loose aesthetic influenced subsequent styles such as trance and progressive house.During its' peak, dream house – or, as it was tagged by leading Italian label DFC, 'ambient house' (echoing the similarly minded work of UK pioneers such as The Orb and The KLF) – could be heard blaring from club sound systems across Europe. The style's popularity was fuelled, in part at least, by the runaway international success of "Sueno Latino".Welcome To Paradiso gathers together some of the finest examples of the style for the first time since the turn of the 90s. It includes a smattering of scene anthems – Key Tronics Ensemble's peerless "Calypso of House", Morenas's "Sonnambulism", the ambient mix of Last Rhythm's Italo-house classic "Last Rhythm" – alongside a swathe of hard-to-find, in-demand and forgotten gems.There are cuts from key players in the movement – the likes of Don Pablos Animals, Sasha (later to find fame with a strong of bouncy, piano-heavy Italo-house cuts), and Dreamatic – plus a string of lesser-known names whose contribution to the evolution of the sound should not be overlooked. Young Marco has also found space for Leo Anibaldi's "Elements", a rare deep house outing from a producer who later helped define the sound of Roman techno.Over the course of two double-vinyl compilations (and one extended digital download package), Welcome To Paradiso celebrates one of the most evocative and imaginative musical styles of electronic music's golden era. Kick off your shoes, turn your gaze skywards, and immerse yourself in the music.
Marteria - Roswell Red Vinyl Edition
Marteria
Roswell Red Vinyl Edition
2LP+CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Green Berlin)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.05.2017
“Aus Area 51 wird Marteria 51, aus Roswell wird Rostock.” Roswell ist Rostock, natürlich. Und doch könnte Roswell überall sein, wo es Menschen gibt, die sich ein bisschen anders fühlen. Menschen wie der Rostocker Marten Laciny. Nach fünf Alben. Mehrfach Platin. Radiohits wie “Lila Wolken” oder “Kids”. Kollabos von Campino bis Haftbefehl. Eine ausverkaufte Berliner Wuhlheide und ein noch größeres Konzert, zuhause in Rostock vor 20.000 Besuchern ist Marteria nach 3 Jahren Kreativpause zurück! Und wie!? “Roswell” ist laut und voller Energie, manchmal extrem persönlich und manchmal explizit politisch, oft unbequem und dabei unverschämt eingängig. Jedes der zwölf Stücke auf “Roswell” steht für sich, jedes folgt einer klaren Idee und der stillschweigenden Übereinkunft, sich mit nichts weniger als größtmöglicher Geilheit zufrieden zu geben. Das ist die Superkraft von Marteria und seinen kongenialen Studiopartnern The Krauts (die wie schon die beiden Teile von “ZGIDZ” auch “Roswell” musikalisch verantworten). Sie nehmen sich radikale Referenzplatten wie “Blue Flowers” von Dr. Octagon, “Experience” von The Prodigy oder “Blackstar” von David Bowie und machen daraus eigenständige, ergreifende Popmusik. Marteria hat Hip-Hop wieder cool gemacht und Sprache in diesem Land geprägt. Verbiegen musste sich Marteria bei all dem nie. Er hat stattdessen einfach die Welt um sich herum verbogen.
Blahzay Blahzay - Blah Blah Blah
Blahzay Blahzay
Blah Blah Blah
2LP | 1996 | EU | Reissue (Tuff Kong)
26,99 €*
Release:1996 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 28.04.2017
Limited edition of 1000 hand-numbered copies only!Finally, this absolute 90’s Hip-Hop classic comes back to life and our turntables after more than 20 years with this official reissue of “Blah Blah Blah” from Tuff Kong Records fully authorized by Blahzay Blahzay.
Jan Jelinek - Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records
Jan Jelinek
Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records
2LP | 2001 | EU | Reissue (Faitiche)
22,99 €*
Release:2001 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 28.04.2017
Faitiche presents a long-lost vinyl album: for the last 14 years, Jan Jelinek's Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records, originally released in 2001 on ~scape, existed only as a download. Now the landmark album is available again on vinyl, as a double LP with two bonus tracks (B-sides from the Tendency EP, 2000).
DJ Normal 4 & Bufiman - The 5 Elements Part 1: Water & Air
DJ Normal 4 & Bufiman
The 5 Elements Part 1: Water & Air
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Aiwo)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 28.04.2017
DJ Normal 4 and Wolf Müllers alter Ego Bufiman join forces and present this killer EP connecting the dots between Jungle, Mayan Soundscapes and the Dancefloor. This is must-have in 2017!
Audio88 - Sternzeichen Hass
Audio88
Sternzeichen Hass
LP | 2017 | DE | Original (Normale Musik)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.05.2017
Standard Vinyl mit Downloadcode!8 Track EP feat. Morlockk Dilemma, Doz9, Lakmann & Megaloh. Produziert von Lord Scan, Torky Tork, Yassin, Smokey131 & Aqua Luminus III.
Brenk Sinatra & Morlockk Dilemma - Hexenkessel EP 1+2
Brenk Sinatra & Morlockk Dilemma
Hexenkessel EP 1+2
2LP | 2016 | DE | Original (Mofo Airlines)
16,99 €*
Release:2016 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 05.05.2017
Doppelvinyl im Gatefoldcover!"Komm folge mir in die Endlosschleife von Bierlokal'n/ Wir schreiben in einer Kellerkneipe 'nen Schmierroman"Ja, es liegt ein Reiz in den dunklen Gassen einer Großstadt. Seien sie auch voller tückischer Abgründe, sind sie dennoch ein Quell der Inspiration und Schauplatz zahlreicher moderner Werke. "Hexenkessel" von Brenk Sinatra und Morlockk Dilemma ist so ein Werk: Ein atemloser Trip durch die nächtliche Metropole, eine Ode auf den Moloch in zwei Akten. Das sind Geschichten aus der Stadt, zwischen All- und Ohnmacht, Sektlaune und Katerfrühstück, Penthouse und Rinnstein.Verteilt auf zwei Episoden, bietet "Hexenkessel" ein 40-minütiges Hörspielvergnügen mit Top-Besetzung in den Nebenrollen, einem Morlockk Dilemma in lyrischer Bestform und Brenk Sinatra mit einem maßgeschneiderten Film Noir-Soundtrack. Ja, man kann durchaus behaupten, diese Scheibe fügt dem umfangreichen musikalischen Oeuvre der beiden einen weiteren stilprägenden Meilenstein hinzu.
Onra - Chinoiseries Part 3
Onra
Chinoiseries Part 3
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (All City Dublin)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 05.05.2017
Almost 10 years have passed since Onra arrived with the charmingly eccentric Chinoiseries LP. 32 Hip-Hop beats formed the sample-based project - dusty Chinese vinyl hissing and crackling throughout – resulting in an intriguing and spontaneous mix of the producers interest in exploring a newly-discovered style of Music with his love for classic Hip-Hop production. Using the style of analogue MPC production combined with the somewhat restrictive record sampling of strictly Chinese Music records, he has been able to be creative over three volumes, an amount of 100 instrumentals, despite the challenge of finding more obviously standout samples in Chinese music. The Chinoiseries projects are the type of albums that invites the listener to play it from beginning to end, in order to really enjoy the trip and appreciate the variety of rhythms and textures spread over those 32 short instrumentals. In that way, “Pt.3” is no different to its predecessors, but the originality of the samples, the curious harmonies and the odd-drum patterns still makes the album sounds as fresh as the first one. Onra finishes this epic trilogy with class as a result of extended record digging across the Far East and the producer's own development over the preceding 10 years. As a producer who has released records inspired by 80's Funk, 90's Hip-Hop and R'n'B, Electronic and even a Spiritual Jazz project, “Pt. 3” brings this stylised set to a close. Normally a man of few words, Onra has his own take on the three Volumes: I see the first Chinoiseries as a trip, inspired by my own first travel to Asia, each beat representing one particular moment of the journey, the second one, more like a soundtrack to a movie, each beat representing a different scene, and the third one, I tried to create a dark, smoky and mysterious cinematic atmosphere so you could create your own movie in your head. For this last episode, I just really wanted to have fun with this type of material for the very last time. I dug deeper than ever and I have tried to do as many different rhythm patterns as possible, from various influences like Hip-Hop (from different eras), to Bossa to Indian Music to Psych Rock, Soul, etc. and try to portray a different image of Chinese Music.
Thundercat - Drunk
Thundercat
Drunk
4x10" | 2017 | UK | Original (Brainfeeder)
34,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
Thundercat presents “drunk”- a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-winning singer/ bassist - featuring a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael Mcdonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder Mastermind Flying Lotus.
Denis Mpunga & Paul K - Criola EP
Denis Mpunga & Paul K
Criola EP
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 12.05.2017
MFM 019 will be an EP of works by Denis Mpunga and Paul K. Combining elements of traditional African music with experimental electronics, the Belgian/Congolese duo released only a handful of tracks, scattered across a few rare LP and cassette compilations that were put out in the mid eighties by obscure european labels . This release also includes a few previously unreleased songs that were found on the original master tapes
Eloquent - Schön Ist Anders
Eloquent
Schön Ist Anders
2LP | 2017 | DE | Original (hhv.de)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 05.05.2017
Limitierte Auflage von 1000 Stück auf schwarzem Vinyl. Eloquent bringt die Raps und Negroman (Luk&Fil) die Beats. Sonne Ra & Negroman liefern jeweils ein Feature. 18 Geschosse aus dem Lauf des Lebens. Peng!
Freundeskreis - Quadratur Des Kreises Black Vinyl Edition
Freundeskreis
Quadratur Des Kreises Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1997 | DE | Reissue (Four Music)
24,99 €*
Release:1997 / DE – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 16.06.2017
Das legendäre Debut Album von Freundeskreis ist wieder auf Vinyl erhältich!
Jan Schulte AKA Wolf Müller presents - Tropical Drums Of Deutschland
Jan Schulte AKA Wolf Müller presents
Tropical Drums Of Deutschland
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Music For Dreams)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 05.05.2017
Copenhagen’s Music For Dreams comes with yet another strong release - a double album of personal favourites compiled by Jan Schulte.According to all maps and witness accounts, Germany does not officially have any tropical forests. This is of no concern to Schulte however, who has unearthed many stunning examples of tropical drum music recorded there. Perhaps the number of botanical gardens and palm houses in Germany confused musicians into mistaking the climate, or maybe it was just a happy blend of escapism and multi-cultural integration within musical scenes that spawned such a curious output of undefinable tribal folk jazz.Most of the tracks picked by Schulte were released on small labels in the late 80's. The musicians involved were mainly traditionally schooled, born and raised in Germany. At that time to be interested in foreign folk music might have seemed a gimmick to some, what with the emerging "world music boom" already snowballing into the mainstream. But these songs, while they may be based on musical traditions from foreign lands, deal much more with introspection than exploitation. Schulte himself points to his "generalfascination for music that describes places where the artists have never been. Songs about the jungle or the rainforest made by people that know the rainforest only from television and books. Somehow I think you can hear their mythical imagination and fantasy in those tracks," he explains.We certainly hear it in the extensive use of wildlife samples on both "Tagtraum Eines Elefanten" by Argile and on "Wuhan Wuchang" by Total Art Of Percussion. Or on the repetitive and trace-inducing drum circle re-enactments of Ralf Nowys "Akili Mali" and Bob Moses’ & Billy Martin’s "Boat Song Part II". And while Austrian band Sanza stands out with their interpretation of the traditional folk song "Sounouh", many of the inclusions take an avantgarde stance towards their visions of the tropics. The works of Om Buschmannand Trimopen seem to convey the stark and feverish nature of the jungle and its dangers, without relying on clichés. And while there is certainly a European approach in the production techniques on many of these recordings, the artists created something beyond all templates. In fusing folk music traditions from various corners of the world with avant-garde jazz improvisation and a distinctly European sound, they carved out a path of their own.Düsseldorf-based Jan Schulte has been following this path with his own productions in the past years. During the present resurgence of tribal influences in underground dance music, his recordings under the alias Wolf Müller and Bufiman have stood out as the most interesting, funky and mindblowing within this niche. With the compilation "Tropical Drums Of Deutschland" for Music For Dreams, Jan Schulte re-traces this path to its origins. With the inclusion of two exclusive edits he also engages and re-examines thesetracks and incorporates his own musical expression into the mix.
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.
Orange Tree Edits - Afro Edits Volume 1
Orange Tree Edits
Afro Edits Volume 1
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Orange Tree Edits)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 28.04.2017
2 absolute Killer-Afro-Edits on a misterious new label from UK - Tip!
Kenji Kawai - OST Ghost In The Shell Limited Edition
Kenji Kawai
OST Ghost In The Shell Limited Edition
LP+7" | 2017 | EU | Original (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want)
33,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Film / TV
Preorder 02.06.2017
Limited edition LP + 7” + OBI + Silver Foil + Extensive 24-page liner notes booklet, 350g sleeve, Black Inners, Authorised Official Original Soundtrack! - The first ever OFFICIAL vinyl release of the soundtrack for Mamoru Oshii’s legendary science fiction anime film GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995). - LP + Bonus 7inch cut from the original master reels at Emil Berliner Studios, official Ghost in the Shell artwork with sliver gilt printing, Japanese obi, extensive liner notes. racklisting: LP : A1 ?I - Making Of Cyborg A2 Ghosthack A3 Puppetmaster A4 Virtual Crime A5 ?II - Ghost City B1 Access B2 Nightstalker B3 Floating Museum B4 Ghostdive B5 ?III - Reincarnation Bonus 7″ : A1 ??? ?????! (See You Everyday) We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records is thrilled and honored to announce the first ever official vinyl pressing of the soundtrack for Mamoru Oshii’s critically acclaimed and all around legendary science fiction anime film GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995), adapted from Masamune Shirow’s groundbreaking manga series of the same name. Cut from the original master reels at Emil Berliner Studios (formerly the in-house recording department of renowned classical record label Deutsche Grammophon), the album comes as a LP accompanied by a bonus one-sided 7″ housed in official Ghost in the Shell artwork sleeve with silver gilt printing and a Japanese obi, and contains extensive 24-page liner notes. The haunting score is composed by Kenji Kawai, one of Japan’s most celebrated soundtrack composers, alongside Joe Hisaishi and Ry?ichi Sakamoto, whose work includes Hideo Nakata’s Ring (1998) and Ring 2 (1999), Death Note (2006), Hong Kong films Seven Swords by Tsui Hark (2005) and Ip Man by Wilson Yip (2008), and countless others. Kawai’s compositions see ancient harmonies and percussions uncannily mesh with synthesized sounds of the modern world to convey a sumptuous balance between folklore tradition and futuristic outlook.
V.A. - Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992
V.A.
Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
For their first multi-artist compilation, Music From Memory take us on a trip to the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992 is a double LP that explores the outer reaches of Brazilian music, where indigenous rhythms mix with synthesizers and where MPB mingles with drum computers. As Brazil faced the last years of its military dictatorship and transition to democracy, a generation of forward-thinking musicians developed an alternative vision of Brazilian music and culture. They embraced traditionally shunned electronic production methods and infused their music with elements of ambient, jazz-fusion, and minimalism. At the same time they referenced the musical forms and spirituality of indigenous tribes from the Amazon. The music they produced was a complex and mesmerising tapestry that vividly evoked Brazilian landscapes and simultaneously reached out to the world beyond its borders.The product of extensive research, this compilation is a unique introduction to this visionary music and features many fresh discoveries in a country well trodden by record diggers. It gathers tracks from obscure albums that have for too long been neglected by even the most avid collectors of Brazilian music. It includes now highly sought after music by Andréa Daltro, Maria Rita, and Fernando Falcão, as well as unknown gems like those of Cinema, Carlinhos Santos, and Anno Luz. This is an essential release that reveals a broader spectrum of Brazilian music, striking a unique sonic signature that is full of innovation, experimentation, and beauty.Compiled by John Gómez and featuring extensive liner notes, Outro Tempo showcases this overlooked corner in Brazil’s rich music history for the first time.
Other People Place, The - Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe
Other People Place, The
Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe
2LP | 2001 | UK | Reissue (Warp)
24,99 €*
Release:2001 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 28.04.2017
Nur eine pro Kunde!Re-Release eines absoluten Warp-Katalog-Highlights: das legendäre "The Other People Place" Album (2001) von James Stinson, eine Hälfte der Detroiter Formation Drexciya, der kurz nach Veröffentlichung verstarb. "Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café" mit seiner atemberaubender Schönheit, Wärme und Emotionalität gehört zu den beeindruckendsten Meilensteinen des Detroit Techno-Genres, und inspirierte spätere Deep House-Werke von Omar S, Jus-Ed und Moodyman und moderne UK/US Bass-Künstler wie Actress und Kyle Hall. Schwarzes Doppel-Vinyl mit Download-Code.
Gorillaz - Humanz
Gorillaz
Humanz
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Parlophone)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Pop
Preorder 28.04.2017
After a six year break Gorillaz return with Humanz and a huge list of feature guests including Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, Danny Brown, De La Soul, Pusha T, Kali Uchis, Kelela, Peven Everett, etc. Actor Ben Mendelsohn narrates the album's interludes.
Gaussian Curve (Gigi Masin, Jonny Nash & Young Marco) - The Distance
Gaussian Curve (Gigi Masin, Jonny Nash & Young Marco)
The Distance
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 28.04.2017
New LP from Gigi Masin, Jonny Nash and Young Marco. Highly Recommended!In the spring of 2016, Gigi Masin, Jonny Nash and Marco Sterk got together in the studio for the first time since they recorded Clouds, the critically acclaimed debut album from their Gaussian Curve project.By the time they reconvened in Sterk’s new studio in Amsterdam, a stone’s throw away from the temporary, second-­?floor space where they recorded Clouds, much had changed. When they first got together in March 2014, it was for a spontaneous, weekend-­?long exploration of shared musical passions. They were merely three new friends expressing themselves, and having huge amounts of fun in the process.By the time they got together again last year, the album they recorded on that famous weekend had taken on a life of its’ own. To their surprise and delight, Clouds had become one of the most admired ambient albums of the 21st century.They’d initially reconvened in the studio to rehearse for their first live performances. It soon become clear that all three members were brimming with ideas for new Gaussian Curve material. Over the four days that followed, and fuelled by the same spontaneous working method that drove Clouds, a new album began to take shape. Although their methodology remained the same, the inspirations were different. Whereas Clouds was intimate by design, The Distance reflects more on spaciousness, distance and time. It is instantly recognizable as a Gaussian Curve record, but feels different in scope and tone. The Distance is a different musical beast to its’ predecessor, but shares the same timeless, emotion-­?rich feel that made Clouds such a hit. While the fundamental ingredients remain the same – Masin’s masterly piano and synthesizer work, Nash’s blissful, meandering guitar
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!
Gorillaz - Humanz Deluxe Edition
Gorillaz
Humanz Deluxe Edition
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Parlophone)
64,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Pop
Preorder 28.04.2017
After a six year break Gorillaz return with Humanz and a huge list of feature guests including Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, Danny Brown, De La Soul, Pusha T, Kali Uchis, Kelela, Peven Everett, etc. Actor Ben Mendelsohn narrates the album's interludes.This deluxe edition inludes five bonus tracks.
Dopplereffekt - Cellular Automata
Dopplereffekt
Cellular Automata
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Leisure System)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 02.06.2017
"Cellular Automata" is the new album from Dopplereffekt (Rudolf Klorzeiger and To-Nhan), their first in ten years since 2007’s Calabi Yau Space on Rephlex. Cellular Automata approaches mathematical growth and decay as an iterative process, with each data input considered individually relative to the overall model. The result represents one of the group’s boldest creative endeavors, defying expectations while remaining unmistakably Dopplereffekt. Cellular Automata is the third Dopplereffekt release to come via Berlin’s Leisure System label, following 2013’s "Tetrahymena" and 2014’s "Hypnagogia".
Dangerdoom (Dangermouse & MF Doom) - The Mouse & The Mask Official Metalface Version
Dangerdoom (Dangermouse & MF Doom)
The Mouse & The Mask Official Metalface Version
3LP | 2017 | US | Original (Metal Face)
35,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 12.05.2017
Official Metalface Version, including the “Occult Hymn” EP available on vinyl for the first time, and two previously unreleased tracks.Back in 2005, super producer Danger Mouse and masked hip hop supervillain DOOM came together for “The Mouse And The Mask”, a collaborative album released under the name Dangerdoom. Among DOOM’s most successful projects both critically and commercially, the album was inspired by Cartoon Network’s late-night Adult Swim programming slate, and includes appearances from several Adult Swim characters, including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Space Ghost, Harvey Birdman, and more. “The Mouse And The Mask” also features guest spots from Talib Kweli, Ghostface Killah, and Cee Lo Green. This deluxe 3xLP vinyl reissue courtesy of DOOM’s own label Metalface Records also contains several bonus cuts not on the original album. The full 7-track 2006 Dangerdoom EP “Occult Hymn” is included, as well as two previously unreleased tracks, making this the definitive Dangerdoom collection.
GAS - Narkopop
GAS
Narkopop
3LP Box | 2017 | DE | Original (Kompakt)
51,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 28.04.2017
Die 3xLP Vinyl-Version enthält eine CD mit dem gesamten Album und einen Vinyl-exklusiven Bonustrack inklusive einem 24-seitigen Booklets. Fast zwei Jahrzehnte nach dem letzten offiziellen GAS-Albumrelease kehrt Wolfgang Voigt mit einem brandneuen Langspieler zu seinem legendären Ambientprojekt zurück. Narkopop setzt die klassische GAS-Ästhetik zwischen symphonischer Grösse und subtiler Variation fort, eine Reise zu den Untiefen von Rausch und Entrücktheit.
Roc Marciano - Rosebudd's Revenge
Roc Marciano
Rosebudd's Revenge
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Fat Beats)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 19.05.2017
Time waits for no man, but venerable New York emcee and producer Roc Marci remains a rare exception to the rule. Enchanting listeners with his dexterous lyricism, methodically soulful beats, and steely persona on releases like 2010's critically-acclaimed Marcberg, and his revered 2012 effort, Reloaded, the pride of Hempstead, Long Island emerges from the shadows after a three-year hiatus with the equally spellbinding Rosebudd's Revenge. This is the rapper's fourth studio album. Aside from appearances on landmark releases, including De La Soul's Grammy-nominated And the Anonymous Nobody, and Ka's Days With Dr. Yen Lo, Roc Marci's presence has been scarce, making Rosebudd's Revenge one of the more anticipated hip-hop releases of 2017.Enlisting his band of collaborators to join him on every song on his last release, Roc Marci flips the script on his latest offering. Rosebudd’s Revenge’s lone features are frequent collaborators: Brownsville emcee Ka on the epic sparring session ""Marksmen,"" and Knowledge The Pirate on ""No Smoke."" This uncluttered lineup gives Roc Marci ample space to deliver his tales from the strip. Key selections from Rosebudd's Revenge include the suave, keyboard-laden affair ""Better Know,"" ""Killing Time,"" ""Pig Knuckles,"" and the hard-boiled title-track, and boasts musings that rank among the best of Roc Marci's tenured run.Spilling his fluid flow over production from the likes of Grammy-nominated producer Knxwledge, as well as George Paulin, Animoss, Don C, Modus Op, and himself, Roc Marci reaffirms his placement on the musical avant garde and standing as one of hip-hop's preeminent lyricists on Rosebudd's Revenge, a defining effort that will leave fans salivating for more.
Kenji Kawai - OST Ghost In The Shell
Kenji Kawai
OST Ghost In The Shell
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Film / TV
Preorder 02.06.2017
Regular Official Authorised Vinyl Version, Original Soundtrack.The first ever OFFICIAL vinyl release of the soundtrack for Mamoru Oshii’s legendary science fiction anime film GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995). - LP cut from the original master reels at Emil Berliner Studios, official Ghost in the Shell artwork Tracklisting LP : A1 ?I - Making Of Cyborg A2 Ghosthack A3 Puppetmaster A4 Virtual Crime A5 ?II - Ghost City B1 Access B2 Nightstalker B3 Floating Museum B4 Ghostdive B5 ?III - Reincarnation We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records is thrilled and honored to announce the first ever official vinyl pressing of the soundtrack for Mamoru Oshii’s critically acclaimed and all around legendary science fiction anime film GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995), adapted from Masamune Shirow’s groundbreaking manga series of the same name. Cut from the original master reels at Emil Berliner Studios (formerly the in-house recording department of renowned classical record label Deutsche Grammophon), the album comes as a LP accompanied by a bonus one-sided 7″ housed in official Ghost in the Shell artwork sleeve with silver gilt printing and a Japanese obi, and contains extensive 24-page liner notes. The haunting score is composed by Kenji Kawai, one of Japan’s most celebrated soundtrack composers, alongside Joe Hisaishi and Ry?ichi Sakamoto, whose work includes Hideo Nakata’s Ring (1998) and Ring 2 (1999), Death Note (2006), Hong Kong films Seven Swords by Tsui Hark (2005) and Ip Man by Wilson Yip (2008), and countless others. Kawai’s compositions see ancient harmonies and percussions uncannily mesh with synthesized sounds of the modern world to convey a sumptuous balance between folklore tradition and futuristic outlook.
S.Fidelity - A Safe Place To Be Naked
S.Fidelity
A Safe Place To Be Naked
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Jakarta)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 28.04.2017
“A Safe Place to Be Naked” is S.Fidelity’s debut album, which will be released on May 5th via Jakarta Records. It features 12 tracks, capturing the producer’s quest for a fresh sound, which he elaborated over the last two years, locked in his tiny basement studio in Berlin. Evolving from there the he has also released an EP with Feelin Music in 2014, and “Sidekicks”, a joint project with long-term friend and collaborator Bluestaeb in 2016. By working with artists like Tru Thoughts singer Harleighblu and label mate JuJu Rogers as well as fellow producers Bluestaeb and Shuffle Jack, his LP “A Safe Place to Be Naked” plays with sampled vocals and even his own voice – often distorted, but still present.S. Fidelity was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, mainly works in Berlin and currently resides in London. As a producer he developed a unique and always driving sound, combining sampling techniques and classic beat making with unusual drum patterns, modern synth and atmospheric sound effects. S. Fidelity’s laid-back eclecticism is marked by a deep knowledge and fascination for Pop culture as a whole. His idea of fresh HipHop references to various genres, including Jazz, Ambient, Disco and Electronica.The LP contains an A2 poster & metall sticker.
Slowdive - Slowdive Colored Vinyl Edition
Slowdive
Slowdive Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Dead Oceans)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 05.05.2017
Limited colored vinyl edition. “It felt like we were in a movie that had a totally implausible ending ...”, so they had to return to keep this movie running.
Marteria - Base Ventura
Marteria
Base Ventura
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Green Berlin)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.05.2017
Ein knappes Jahr nach dem Erdrutsch, den das Marsimoto-Debüt Halloziehnation in der deutschen HipHop-Szene auslöste, erschien das Debüt von Marteria, dem Alter Ego seines eigentlichen Alter Egos. Hier bereitete der Rostocker Rapper mit der sonoren Stimme ganz ohne Stimmeffekte die spätere Übernahme des Rap-Spiels vor auf lautsprecherzerberstenden, synthetischen Bass-Bomben von Dasmo und Dead Rabbit, die Grime, Dancehall und Jungle mindestens genau so viel schuldeten wie früheren deutschen HipHop-Generationen von den Stieber Twins bis Aggro Berlin. "Base Ventura" markiert die rohen Anfänge einer beeindruckenden Deutschrap-Karriere; Gastauftritte von Untergrund-Rap-Größen wie King Orgasmus One, Mädness oder Silla (damals noch Godsilla) sowie ein von HipHop-Star Sido gesprochenes Intro zeigten allerdings schon 2007, dass Marten Laciny unter Szene-Kollegen bereits höchstes Ansehen genoss. In 17 Songs konstruiert er einen lyrischen Outsider-Kosmos zwischen absurden Wortspielen, amüsanten Kiffer-Märchen und surrealistischen Erzählungen, wie man sie von späteren Alben wie seinem großen Durchbruch "Zum Glück in die Zukunft" in ausgefeilter Form kennt. Ein früher Marteria-Meilenstein jetzt zum ersten Mal auch auf Vinyl.
Sean Price - Monkey Barz
Sean Price
Monkey Barz
2LP | 2005 | US | Reissue (Duck Down)
22,99 €*
Release:2005 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 28.04.2017
Finally, this Sean Price classic gets a reissue treatment!
Blockhead - Uncle Tony's Coloring Book
Blockhead
Uncle Tony's Coloring Book
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Young Heavy Souls)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 05.05.2017
Blockhead's album originally released in 2007 on CD only now finally available on vinyl.
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.
+ma (Plusma) - seesaw EP
+ma (Plusma)
seesaw EP
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Dezi-Belle)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 28.04.2017
Only one copy per customer! This release is strictly limited to 100 copies only!
Susana Estrada - Espacial Black Vinyl Version
Susana Estrada
Espacial Black Vinyl Version
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Disco Segreta)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 19.05.2017
For the first time ever on vinyl after 36 years, the most wanted Susana Estrada track, “Espacial”, only previously available on the lost "Machos" cassette, and featuring two new remixes by Tiney (DE) and Nixxon (DK).Susana is possibly the most acclaimed superstar of the Spanish "destape" b movies era and this was the "soundtrack" of one of her most famous sexy live shows, hence probably only distributed on site and therefore very rare."Para que el erotismo alcance la categoria de espectaculo, es imprescindible que la primera actriz del "show" se llame SUSANA ESTRADA. La unica estrella del sexy-business que tenemos en este pais. SUSANA sabe trasladar al escenario toda la fuerza de las manifestaciones sexuales libertarias, que sirven en cierto modo de denuncia a las frustraciones y tabues de los que han sido incapaces de llegar las amplias fronteras y posibilidades que ofrece el sexo" (from the promotional info sheet of the album "Amor Y Libertad", 1979).
J Dilla aka Jay Dee - Motor City
J Dilla aka Jay Dee
Motor City
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 28.04.2017
The late, great J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest hiphop producers of all time. An innovator who pushed the genre in new sonic directions, the Detroit native born James Yancey craftedtimeless soundscapes for the likes of Slum Village, Busta Rhymes, Common, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, and many more. Since his death in 2006, Dilla’s mother Maureen “Ma Dukes”Yancey has worked tirelessly to further her son’s legacy, and her latest effort is the new posthumous album Motor City. Inspired by Dilla’s beloved hometown, Motor City is a collection of rare andunreleased Jay Dee instrumentals, hand-selected and sequenced by Ma Dukes. Conceived as a “letter” to her son, Motor City is packaged in a limited-edition mailing envelope, complete with a handwrittenmessage from Ma Dukes to J Dilla inside. Both CD and vinyl formats also include access to an exclusive mix of the album by Dilla’s close friend J Rocc, a world-renown DJ and founder of the Beat Junkies.
Forest Swords - Compassion Deluxe Edition
Forest Swords
Compassion Deluxe Edition
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Ninja Tune)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 05.05.2017
Forest Swords, aka acclaimed Merseyside-based producer Matthew Barnes, returns with his eagerly anticipated new full-length record.“Compassion" engages with an uncertain world we’re experiencing, distilling it into a unique sound territory: Barnes' exploration of the mid-point between ecstasy and frustration, artificial and human feels timely and affecting. The result is an assured, compelling body of work, tying together the ancient and future: weaving swathes of buzzing digital textures, field recordings, clattering beats and distorted jazz sax with fizzing orchestral arrangements. "Like many, with all that's been going on since I started making the record, I've struggled to see any kind of light at the end of the tunnel," says Barnes, "so I realised there's some sort of power in trying to create our own instead. I'm inspired by the ways we're communicating now, for better or worse, and thinking about new channels we can distribute ideas. The idea of looking for flexible future ways of expression and language, that bends to our needs quicker, really excites me”. Barnes launched the record with a unique experiment in new ways to disseminate music, personally sending album tracks through messaging app WhatsApp to anyone who asked.The album shifts from 'The Highest Flood's skeletal bounce to 'Panic's claustrophobic paranoia; the rapturous hyperballad 'Arms Out' to the windswept and cinematic ‘Knife Edge’, navigating through the orchestral glitch of 'War It' to decaying jazz thump of ‘Raw Language’. The album is equal parts disorienting and immersive, balancing bold sweeping gestures and crumbling textures; tracks seemingly disintegrating and reassembling at points across the album. Blending both digital and specially recorded brass, strings and vocals, Barnes's processing never truly makes it clear what's new or old, sampled or unique, constantly blurring and toying with the line between digital and acoustic. There will also be a variety of multidisciplinary projects set to run through his Dense Truth umbrella over the coming year: collaborations across dance, performance, film and music. Previous Forest Swords projects include devising and scoring contemporary dance piece ‘Shrine’, composing for the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ video game, collaborating with Massive Attack on their new music, and scoring the first movie made entirely with drones – 'In The Robot Skies’ – which debuted at the BFI London Film Festival.Central to this enthralling world is “Compassion", an album that's as weighty as it is vulnerable, sculpting the most striking parts of his previous work into something that feels urgent and necessary, and cementing Barnes as one of the UK's most significant electronic artists and composers.
Afghan Whigs - In Spades Loser Edition
Afghan Whigs
In Spades Loser Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Sub Pop)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 05.05.2017
"“Cleromancy” isn’t a word one normally finds in rock lyrics. Then again, In Spades – the forthcoming album by The Afghan Whigs, from which the new song “Oriole” hails – is defined only by its own mystical inner logic. The term means to divine, in a supernatural manner, a prediction of destiny from the random casting of lots: the throwing of dice, picking a card from a deck. From its evocative cover art to the troubled spirits haunting its halls, In Spades casts a spell that challenges the listener to unpack its dark metaphors and spectral imagery. On the one hand, In Spades is as quintessentially Afghan Whigs as anything the group has ever done – fulfilling its original mandate to explore the missing link between howling Midwestern punk like Die Kreuzen and Hüsker Dü, The Temptations’ psychedelic soul symphonies, and the expansive hard-rock tapestries of Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the same time, this new record continues to push beyond anything in the Whigs’ previous repertoire – another trademark, along with the explosive group dynamic captured on the recording. Indeed, the chemistry of the lineup – Dulli, guitarists Dave Rosser and Jon Skibic, drummer Patrick Keeler, multi-instrumentalist Rick Nelson, and Whigs co-founder/bassist John Curley – set the tone for In Spades’ creation. When it came to follow up the band’s triumphant return to recording – Do To the Beast (2014), which was the band’s first ever Top 40 album, – the die was cast. “This is the first time since Black Love [the Whigs’ 1996 noir masterpiece] that we’ve done a full-blown band album,” Dulli says. The joys, sorrows, and upheavals of innocence and experience echo throughout In Spades: it powerfully documents where The Afghan Whigs have been, and where they might go next. For Dulli and Curley, it’s a journey that, since their origins as one of the first Sub Pop acts to be signed from outside the label’s Pacific Northwest base, has spanned decades. Dulli notes they were barely in their twenties when they first started the band, and yet here they are, fulfilling dreams long held and frequently realized. “Having a break from the Whigs helped me remember what made it so rewarding,” Curley says. “Over the course of a lifetime, there are constants, and there’s also change. You see who’s dropped off the vine – who’s going in reverse, and who’s still by your side. It’s interesting to see where life takes you, and where it doesn’t. That’s the journey and it hasn’t stopped.” In Spades was recorded at Rick Nelson’s studio Marigny Sound in New Orleans, LA."
Biosphere - Black Mesa
Biosphere
Black Mesa
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Biophon)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 28.04.2017
Black Mesais the first single fromBiosphere´sforthcoming albumThe Petrified Forest. The 7-inch vinyl single comes as a limited numbered edition of 500 copies.
Adolf Stern - More... I Like It
Adolf Stern
More... I Like It
12" | 1979 | EU | Reissue (Best Record Italy)
18,99 €*
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 26.05.2017
The most obscure and sought after italian electronic release, but also another extraordinary 70s output from the legendary Regson Studio of Milan remembering in 1976 "Funky Bump" and a year later "Disco Shitan", both produced by Pino Presti. The eclectic brother of Vangelis chit> he was playing keyboards like him, helped by Yorgos Pentzikis for the "vocoder" vocals, reached the right sound for one of the craziest electronic disco song now available for for the first time on 12, containing also the unreleased instrumental version. Nikos Papathanassiou in 1976 achieving success with the disco-hit "U" by Chrisma, but Maurizio Arcieri cousin of Pino Presti and Chrisma's leader, moved towards new-wave and punk. So for the orchestral conducting of a new cosmic-disco project titled MoreI Like It he involved Rodolfo Grieco who later produced in the emerging genre of Italo-Disco great classics like "Going Crazy" by Lily Ann."
Body Count - Bloodlust
Body Count
Bloodlust
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Century Media)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 28.04.2017
“With our last album, ‘Manslaughter‘, we tested the waters and got a great response from the fans and critics. Now it’s time to go kill it and make a more aggressive album and keep the Body Count style intact." - Ice T about Bloodlust.
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.
Dust Brothers, The - OST Fight Club
Dust Brothers, The
OST Fight Club
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Mondo)
55,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Film / TV
Preorder 28.04.2017
Mondo presents the Dust Brother’s soundtrack to “Fight Club” on vinyl for the first time in over 15 Years.The Dust Brothers only film score to date, “Fight Club” is arguably one of the most enjoyable soundtrack albums to come out of the 90's and part of that has to do with the fact that it is one of the best sequenced scores of all time. Weaving all of the films cues from the film into 16 songs, the album winds up feeling like the best instrumental Trip-Hop album you've never heard. Buy it, or you will be incomplete!
Necro - Death Rap Black Vinyl Edition
Necro
Death Rap Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2008 | EU | Reissue (Psycho Logical / hhv.de)
17,99 €*
Release:2008 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 28.04.2017
Regular black vinyl edition of Necro's seminal crossover album with features of true legends.16 tracks feat. Ill Bill, Mr.Hyde, Brian Fair of Shadows Fall, Mark Morton of Lamb Of God, Scott Ian of Anthrax and others. Incl. 2 exclusive bonus remixes produced by the original V.Mann aka Hiob.
Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog Clear Vinyl Edition
Mac DeMarco
This Old Dog Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Captured Tracks)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 05.05.2017
Es war der Abstand – der zeitliche, räumliche und methodische –der Mac DeMarco zu "This Old Dog", dem ersten Longplayer seit"Salad Days" von 2014, inspirierte. Mit einer Handvoll Demos inder Tasche, die er in New York geschrieben hatte, zog er vonQueens nach Los Angeles und realisierte nach ein paar Monatenin der neuen Heimat, dass dieser Abstand ihm neue Perspektiveneröffnete. Mit dem Poppen und Klicken der CR-78 und dem akustischenGeklimper des Album-Opener “My Old Man” sowie dem vonSynthesizern durchzogenen zweiten Song “This Old Dog” wirdschnell klar, dass Mac DeMarco diesmal tief in die Trickkistegegriffen hat.Auf "This Old Dog" sind die Synthesizer stärker verwurzelt als aufseinen bisherigen Releases, aber trotzdem achtet DeMarcosorgfältig darauf, dass diese den Rest der Instrumente und den“unplugged”-Eindruck des Albums nicht überschatten.
Carl Craig - Versus Limited Edition
Carl Craig
Versus Limited Edition
2LP+12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Infine)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 05.05.2017
Limited edition with bonus 12" containing 4 accoustic versions in gatefold sleeve. Limited to 2000 copies worldwide!Carl Craig will present an album adaptation of his widely acclaimed "Versus" live performance."Versus" originally premiered in 2008, with a live debut at La Cité de La Musique, Paris, where Carl Craig was joined by Les Siècles orchestra conducted by François-Xavier Roth, Moritz von Oswald, and Francesco Tristano, who arranged and orchestrated all the tracks. The performance, one of the first of its kind to combine electronic and classical composition, received five standing ovations and had over one million views online of the original filmed recording. Produced by Carl Craig, the Versus album mixes both orchestral and electronically enhanced versions of Carl Craig’s music in a techno collection of eight tracks adapted for orchestra.
Waxolutionists - The Big Butter Part 1 Black Vinyl Edition
Waxolutionists
The Big Butter Part 1 Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (hhv.de)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 12.05.2017
Es ist eigentlich nicht so, als müsste man die Waxolutionists noch irgendwem erklären. Wenn man es trotzdem tun müsste, klänge das vielleicht so: klassisches Sampling, Turntablism, ein Schuss Elektronik. Das Ganze angereichert mit extremen Skills und viel Liebe für HipHop. Mit Wien als Homebase und demoffenen Blick in die Welt. Und das seit mittlerweile fast 20 Jahren.Ein paar Eckdaten der Waxos-Biographie: Gegründet 1997 von The Bionic Kid, DJ Zuzee & Dj Buzz. Der mittlerweile fast legendären Debüt-12" „Nachtschattengewächs“ (feat. Manuva) aus dem Jahr 1999 folgten vier reguläre Alben („The Smart Blip Experience“, 1999; „Plastic People“, 2002; „Counterfight“, 2004; „We Paint Colors“, 2009) und eine Remix-Platte („RE:WAX“, 2003). Das Trio arbeite mit DJ Vadim, den Sofa Surfers oder Lyric L zusammen und auf seine Platten ein und machte Remixes für Größen wie André Heller oder Ray Cokes.Nach über 6 Jahren Kreativpause starteten die Drei im Juni 2014 die Arbeiten an ihrem sechsten Longplayer „The Big Butter Part 1“. Eine Reise durch zwei Jahrzehnte Bandhistorie und einen Ausblick in die Zukunft. Scratches, Wordcuts, Instrumental-Banger, Rare-Groove-Nummern, egal ob klassisch gesampelt, komplett handgemacht oder irgendwas dazwischen. Als Gäste wirken auf dem Album die Tiroler Chrisfader & Testa und Mirko Machine mit.„Zum 20-Jahre-Jubiläum hin war's einfach wieder an der Zeit, etwas zu machen. Ohne jeglichen Druck oder Vorgaben. Es hat uns einfach in den Fingern gejuckt.“ So sagt es die Band selbst. Programmatisch dafürbilden die Tracks „Back in the Basement“ und „Puttin' Shit Down“ die sprichtwörtliche Klammer des Albums.Das ist eben das, was die Waxos tun. Von gelassen-sexy bis clubbig kommt „The Big Butter“ mit 22 Nummern, die zeigen, warum das Trio der Welt gefehlt hat.
Bushido - TBA Deluxe Edition
Bushido
TBA Deluxe Edition
Box Set | 2017 | EU | Original (Sony)
48,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
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Ein neues Bushido Album auf CD plus Carlo Cokxxx Nutten zum ersten Mal auf Vinyl.
Talaboman (Axel Boman & John Talabot) - The Night Land
Talaboman (Axel Boman & John Talabot)
The Night Land
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (R&S)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
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Gatefold 12" double vinyl. John Talabot and Axel Boman collaborate on an eight track release as TalabomanIt’s been over two years since Talaboman’s ‘Sideral’ EP, a joint release out on Hivern Discs and Studio Barnhus. It was John Talabot and Axel Boman’s collaborative debut and marked a new sound for the pair, consisting of rich synth motifs and vivid, afro-infused drum programming. The two electronic artists have been independently successful in their respective careers, responsible for some of the most well-received dance releases in recent years (including Talabot’s ‘fin’ LP and Boman’s ‘Family Vacation’ LP) . Featuring on labels such as Permanent Vacation, Young Turks and !K7, Barcelona-based Talabot has become known for his unique take on chugging house and electronica. Similarly, Boman’s refined his own dusky aesthetic via Pampa, Hypercolour and his own Studio Barnhus imprint. Now, the pair come back together with an album’s worth of material in a release titled ‘The Night Land’. Due for release on [date], via R&S records, ‘The Night Land’ continues Talaboman’s head-first dive into the deeper reaches of their conjoined musical creativity. Nothing’s really changed since their first release, apart from the fact that this time round they produced (in their own words) an “absurd amount of music”. Writing sessions spread out across studios in Barcelona, Stockholm, and Gothenburg have given space to nascent ideas, where the two have been able to mature their sound.The music is patient and warm, but also broad and diverse. ‘Midnattssol’ opens with atmospheric tropical panoramas, coloured by rhythmic stick hits and bell chimes. ‘Safe Changes’ and ‘Brutal Chugga-Chugga’ are hazy slow burners that crawl at a nonchalant pace, while tracks like ‘Samsa’ and ‘The Ghosts Hood’ are contrastingly more immediate and assertive. ‘The Night Land’, as the title suggests, “is a journey inwards, an attempt to reach our subconscious and to document our dreams. We want to ignite hope and push imagination. Close your eyes and open your mind.” Even when many tracks involve the heavy use of synthesisers and distortion, Talaboman have been sure to keep things sounding organic and light. There is no complicated message or hidden concept behind this release, it’s simply “two persons meeting and playing music, a catalan and a swede talking blip blop until we felt that we had something worth saying” - and perhaps unsurprisingly this impromptu style of working has resulted in an album that is rich and vivid, but also feels somehow pure and sincere. The message is clear: “Love is all this world needs. Loosen up those tight fists and give your sisters and brothers a helping hand and dance your anger away.”
Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek - Nem Kaldi
Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek
Nem Kaldi
12" | 2017 | UK | Original (Catapulte)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Brand new Anatolian Psych-Pop sensation ! 4 heart-melting gems where Turkish Folk meets groove and electric action!Young singer/multi-instrumentist Derya Yildirim teams up with fantastic drummer Greta Eacott (G-Bop Orchestra / One-Take records) and 3 quarters of Catapulte Records' Orchestre du Montplaisant (Antonin Voyant, Graham Mushnik, Andrea Piro).
V.A. - Terra Incognita
V.A.
Terra Incognita
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Emotional Rescue)
17,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
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Emotional Rescue starts its 5th year by shining a light on one of Europe's best underground 80s' label in Spain's Auxilio De Ciento. Their Terra Incognita Volumes I and II collated an international mix of synth-pop, new wave, world and industrial sounds to a small but appreciative following. Released in 1985 and 1986, the Volumes have become highly regarded and rightly sought after, finding a place in discerning playlists from London to Amsterdam and Dusseldorf to Glasgow. Here, taking a premise of avoiding the songs unearthed on other recent reissues, is a unique album itself. Starting with Denis Mpunga & Paul K's esoteric Criola, a fusion of fourth world ideals and poly-rhythmic funk. The music of Mal, Bene Gesserit and La Caida De La Casa Usher, however, soon highlight that the decade also belonged to dark, minimal synth as to shiny balearic ideals. The inclusion of Hector Zazou with Bony Biyake and their contribution Komba, is a fitting continuation from their cult Noir Et Blanc LP before, things continue with US avant-artist Danny Alias and his humorous Big Brother "response" to Laurie Anderson's Superman O. Image Pour Image loose indie-pop and the inclusion of seminal Beast Of Burden lead again to a Zazou contribution, this time in his collaborative Stranger In A New Light, before the compilation eclectically ends with the dadaesque Lakota and the post punk dub of Instead Of's closer, Angels .
Audio88 - Die Erde Ist Eine Scheide EP
Audio88
Die Erde Ist Eine Scheide EP
LP | 2011 | DE | Original (Analog Alpha / hhv.de)
12,99 €*
Release:2011 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 02.06.2017
Mit „Wer schweigt, gibt Recht.“ veröffentlichte Audio88 sein letztes Solo-Album. Nach den Kollabos mit Saufkumpan Yassin gibt es nun den ersten Solo-Tonträger seit 4 Jahren. Eine EP mit 10 Anspielstationen voller Tiefschläge, chronischem Augenzwinkern und schlechter Laune. Gesellschaft bekommt er dabei von Yassin, Fatoni, Morlockk Dilemma und Retrogott. Die Instrumentalisierung ist irgendwo zwischen Downtempo Boombap und guter Musik anzusiedeln und stammt aus den Drumcomputern von V.Raeter, Mecs Treem, The Beep, Mortis One, Whizz Vienna, Brous One und Tillevision. Breaque von der Ecke Prenz an den Cuts. Und Artwork vom großartigen Neo Judas. Yo!
BBNG (BadBadNotGood) - Lavender Nightfall Remix Feat. Kaytranada & Snoop Dogg
BBNG (BadBadNotGood)
Lavender Nightfall Remix Feat. Kaytranada & Snoop Dogg
12" | 2017 | US | Original (Innovative Leisure)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 16.06.2017
Check out this limited edition 12-inch vinyl featuring etched B-side and artwork by longtime Snoop Dogg collaborator Joe Cool.A-Side plays “Lavender (Nightfall Remix)” feat. Kaytranada & Snoop Dogg, “Lavender (Original Version)” feat. Kaytranada and “Lavender (Nightfall Acappella)” feat. Snoop Dogg.
Badder Than Evil / Chosen Few, The - Hot Wheels / Funky Buttercup
Badder Than Evil / Chosen Few, The
Hot Wheels / Funky Buttercup
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Kentici)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
Two more than essential funk-breakers finally back on wax! Limited to 500 copies - so better grab it as soon as you can!
Spiritual Jazz - Volume 7: Islam - Esoteric, Modal And Progressive Jazz Inspired By Islam 1957-1988
Spiritual Jazz
Volume 7: Islam - Esoteric, Modal And Progressive Jazz Inspired By Islam 1957-1988
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Jazzman)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
"Spiritual Jazz 7: Islam - Esoteric, Modal and Progressive Jazz inspired by Islam 1957 - 1988", Songs ancient and divine - the seventh volume of our acclaimed Spiritual Jazz series examines the influence and impact of Islam on four decades of jazz innovation. Through Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, the civil rights era in America saw African American liberation politics famously associated with Islamic belief. This was not the first time that radical developments in African American cultural life had been widely and famously associated with Islam - that distinction belongs not to political or sporting giants, but to the progressive jazz musicians of the bebop generation. Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, Sahib Shihab, Gigi Gryce, Idrees Sulieman, Ahmad Jamal, Yusef Lateef, all these legendary jazz pioneers - and countless more - were early converts to the spiritually charged Ahmadiyya school of Islam. Their faith profoundly influenced the music that they made, and the presence of prominent and innovative Muslim musicians at the heart of jazz culture in America has been recognised ever since.The tracks on this collection follow the story of Islam and jazz from the 1950s to the 1980s. Recorded by Muslim jazz musicians, they often draw specifically on Middle Eastern or Islamic music, dream of an esoteric or spiritual Afro-East, or invoke the landscape and sound worlds of Islamic Africa. Spiritual Jazz 7 presents a selection of visionary music – inspired by faith, powered by jazz.
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
Skepta - Konnichiwa
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.
Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex Grey Vinyl Edition
Cigarettes After Sex
Cigarettes After Sex Grey Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Partisan)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 09.06.2017
Cigarettes After Sex frontman Greg Gonzalez had a clear vision for his band’s gorgeously cinematic debut album. After the phenomenal online break-out success of “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby”, from the band’s debut EP 1, the Brooklyn transplant (originally from El Paso) wanted to project his worldview on to a bigger screen, a broader canvas. As Greg explains, “This is like the novel or feature-length version of Cigarettes. I wanted it to feel like a complete work, where some of the imagery repeats – like it’s all in the same world. It’s very much a fulfilment of the feelings in the short works.”That sense of fulfilment is richly felt on Cigarettes After Sex, which unspools like the most achingly romantic of movies: immersive, cohesive and transporting. Swooning in the spirit of influences such as Mazzy Star and Red House Painters, its sumptuous songs of love elevate Cigarettes to the ranks of those acts who create worlds of their own, exciting the most devoted kind of following.Alongside keyboardist Phillip Tubbs, bassist Randy Miller and drummer Jacob Tomsky, the ability of Gonzalez and his band to set a scene and sustain a mood reels you in deeply. On album opener ‘K’, a tale of blossoming love etched in tiny details luxuriates over chiming guitars; on the hymn to romantic compulsion of ‘Each Time You Fall in Love’, the suspended animation of Angelo Badalamenti’s heart-stopping Twin Peaks music is echoed. ‘Sunsetz’ and the gently lilting ‘Sweet’, meanwhile, showcase Gonzalez’s ability to weave impressionistic snapshots of romance into melodies that haunt like memories of past loves, all coalescing around his melting vocals.
Dr.Octagon - Dr.Octagonecologyst Octagonal Box
Dr.Octagon
Dr.Octagonecologyst Octagonal Box
3LP | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
84,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 19.05.2017
Dan The Automator’s and Kool Keith’s famed collaboration from the mid-‘90s is celebrated with a 28-track set housed in a custom, octagonal box, with 5 unreleased songs (originals + remixes); original Pushead cover artwork; and 40 page liner notes booklet. All Songs on Side F have never ever been released before anywhere!In early 1996, a new indie duo appeared that won over a whole new international audience, from hard rocks to skate punks. That pair was Dr. Octagon: Dan “The Automator” Nakamura and Kool Keith [Thornton].In some ways, the Dr. Octagon album is a solo release. But Keith wasn’t the only hand on deck. He brought along a young, New York-based MC with him: Sir Menelik. Menelik was featured on four album tracks, starting with “Dr. Octagon,” and proved to be an excellent super-scientifical, fast-rhyming foil to Keith. And there was one final featured contributor who helped add to the album’s next-level sound: San Francisco’s DJ Q*Bert, who cuts on half of the album’s songs.The album originally came out on The Automator’s Bulk Recordings label in early 1996, with cover art by metal and punk cult hero visual artist Pushead. Pressing numbers weren’t huge, but as the year went on, the buzz grew, and a slightly expanded version of the album was released on James Lavelle’s London-based Mo Wax label. Then Dan took an offer from newly-formed major label DreamWorks, to re-release the album with extra tracks in mid-1997. The new domestic pressing allowed for a bigger press push, as well as the group’s first and only video, for “Blue Flowers.”Beyond “Blue Flowers,” the album is chock-full of mind-bending tracks, like “Earth People”; the wacked-out but sincere love ballad “Girl Let Me Touch You”; the metal-tinged “I’m Destructive”; Q-Bert’s turntable workout “Bear Witness”; and, of course, freaky Keith skits like “Elective Surgery” and “General Hospital”. “Dr. Octagonecologyst” is one of the most unique rap records the genre has ever seen, and this is the perfect way to celebrate it – whether it’s the first time you have heard this mind-expanding record, or the three thousandth.
Takecha - Kind of Deep EP
Takecha
Kind of Deep EP
12" | 1995 | JP | Reissue (GWM)
10,99 €*
Release:1995 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 28.04.2017
Valuable reissue of an impossible-to-find masterpiece of purest japanese deephouse. Better be quick!
Kings Of The Late Night, The - Fly Away Theo Parrish Remix
Kings Of The Late Night, The
Fly Away Theo Parrish Remix
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (West End)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 28.04.2017
Originally released in 2005, this sought after 12” from West End offshoot West End Blue gets an exclusive reissue for 2017. A four track slice of night time Detroit Soul comes backed with a remix from fellow Motor city resident Theo Parrish.
Jah Wobble - The Lago Years
Jah Wobble
The Lago Years
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Emotional Rescue)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
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While the story of Jah Wobble, from post-punk bassist to Tube driver to world music explorer is well documented, the fact he founded his own label, Lago Records, at the age of just 23 years old has oft been overlooked. Lago Records was set up by John "Wobble" Wardle soon after his acrimonious departure from college friend John Lydon's Public Image Ltd band at the end of the recording of the Metal Box sessions. Although still young, Wobble had already experienced a music career most would dream of and was experienced enough and singular in his thinking that while now working with both Island and Virgin Records, he did not want to be constrained by the traditional label / artist format and release schedule. With a mindful of music ideas and working with a group of friends and musicians, Lago allowed Wobble to express his wider musical interests that now forms it's own unique document in time. This release takes a collection of songs from the 6 EPs released on the label between 1981 and 1985 and captures some of his best ever music, covering a wide palette including dub, jazz, spoken word and even some pop sensibilities, all held together by his instantly discernable bass rumble. The driving post-punk-dub of Invaders Of The Heart is clear a link to the PiL years, while the psychedelic nature of Long Long Way and Fading offer long, drug-induced meditations. Nocturnal and East take this further with long-form instrumental experiments, before both Voodoo and the now highly sought after Blowout take in (Balearic) pop touches that the mid-80s were beginning to encapsulate. Packaged with DJs in mind as much as for the "Heads", the Lago Years double pack is a revelation to those who thought they knew the Jah Wobble sound and offers a perfect framing of a unique musical journey.
Seiji Yokoyama - OST Tomb Of Dracula
Seiji Yokoyama
OST Tomb Of Dracula
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Chat Noir)
23,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Film / TV
Preorder 28.04.2017
Columbia Sound Treasures Series presents one of the holy grail of Japanese Anime original soundtracks (usually going from prices ranges between 300 and 700 euros), finally properly remastered and reissued for everybody to enjoy! Seiji Yokoyama is famous and known for having scored the animes “Captain Harlock” and “Saint Seya”. But as a prolific artist, he has done other somehow more confidential works, and amongst them the soundtrack for “The Tomb Of Dracula”, a 1980 TV anime movie by Toei Animation and based on the comic series developed by Marvel. The pitch : Dracula is messing with the church of Satan and stealing Dolores , the bride to be of the devil himself, falling in love, having a kid with her and trying to deal and escape all his enemies, including the devil, his followers, Frank Drake, Quincy Harker and Rachel Van Helsing (the daughter of Van Helsing) and even vampire-sniffing dog who wears a giant cross around its neck. At one point Dracula loses his powers and has to resort to mugging people so he has enough money to buy a hamburger.The soundtrack is a mysterious and strange combination of baroque, classical, disco and funk tracks which is the trademark and unique style of Seiji Yokoyama. The Theme of “Quincy Harker” reflects perfectly the atmosphere of the record, being laced by both classical baroque elements with a funk groove on some heavy drums. The soundtrack is as crazy as the movie and the 80's. 200 copies are available on a 1LP of 13 tracks including a 30 x 60 color insert.
Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
Stardust
Music Sounds Better With You
12" | 1997 | EU | Reissue (Roule)
7,99 €*
Release:1997 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 12.05.2017
All time dance classic back in stock!
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.
Strangers Of Necessity (CoryaYo & Fooch The MC) - The Layover
Strangers Of Necessity (CoryaYo & Fooch The MC)
The Layover
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Radio Juicy / Urban Waves)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 05.05.2017
Exclusive to hhv.de in Europe!Strangers Of Necessity consist of young upcoming producer, CoryAyo from Iowa City, IA, and veteran rhyme sayer, Fooch the MC, from Chicago,IL. The two connected by chance via twitter, after Cory saw Fooch in a 319 cypher video on youtube. They linked up offline and quickly became friends, sparking an immediate chemistry and need to make quality hip-hop music together; hence the name Strangers Of Necessity. They instantly began recording music and doing shows locally, generating a small buzz in the area. With CoryAyo's affiliation with London, UK based netlabel, Hard Jazz 7, and Fooch being an artist on Mic Hand Recordings, they knew they had the launch pad needed to release their debut EP, Tangerine Avenue.Their sound is best described as a fresh take on that golden era of hip-hop, blending tasteful jazz and soul samples, crisp snares, boomy kicks on wonky patterns with a soulful delivery, dense schemes and potent punch-lines that hit peaks before unseen. Strangers Of Necessity now better acquainted and constantly adding shows to their calendar, are hoping to bring you retro fresh beats and rhymes that speak to right now; giving you that feeling that can only be described as ""goose bump music."
V.A. - Danzas Electricas
V.A.
Danzas Electricas
2LP+7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Macadam Mambo)
37,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
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Kilian Krings, Sneaker/Dunkeltier, Obermannkind, Panoptique, Mori Ra, Shiny Boots, Misha Geylen, Smagghe & Cross, Guillaume des Bois, Johan Ressle. For the second release of 2017 Macadam Mambo is launching a special compilation of adjustments made by friends and members of the label. Mostly very obscure tracks in Sacha’s « Metalic vibe », from post-punk to synth-pop, experimental and more. Big up to artist Khwezi Strydom’s painting from Lyon for the artwork.
Josef Leimberg - Astral Progressions
Josef Leimberg
Astral Progressions
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (World Galaxy / Alpha Pup)
31,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
Trumpeter and composer Josef Leimberg will launch his debut full-length “Astral Progressions”. “Astral Progressions” is a powerful record in the canon of 21st century music. It also continues the momentum Leimberg achieved on the Kendrick Lamar Grammy Award winning album “To Pimp A Butterfly”. A hybrid state of jazz fusion, world music, R&B and golden era hip hop instrumentalism. His collaborative resume over the decades is astounding, consisting of production, writing and feature credits with Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Robin Thicke, Shafiq Husayn, Funkadelic, Freestyle Fellowship, Dr. Dre, Murs, King Tee, Suga Free, Saafir and Busdriver. These connections have undoubtedly spread life all over Astral Progressions. Leimberg’s debut album features an array of innovators and game changers in modern progressive music. Kamasi Washington, Bilal, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kurupt, Terrace Martin and Miguel Atwood Ferguson are just a small list of the brilliant minds that make the “Astral Progressions” outing special.
Beppo S. & Peter B. X Soulmade - Bis Unendlich
Beppo S. & Peter B. X Soulmade
Bis Unendlich
LP | 2017 | DE | Original (Daily Concept)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 05.05.2017
Daily Concept präsentiert das neue Abum „Bis Unendlich“ von Beppo S & Peter B.Die Beats dazu werden von Soulmade beigesteuert.
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.
Pye Corner Audio with Faten Kanaan - The Darkest Wave
Pye Corner Audio with Faten Kanaan
The Darkest Wave
7" | 2017 | UK | Reissue (Polytechnic Youth)
7,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 12.05.2017
Now repressed!Arguably the label’s highest profile release thus far; the mighty Pye Corner Audio joining forces with PY label mate Faten Kanaan for an ace split 45.In PCA's Martin Jenkins' own words: “Faten Kanaan first came to my attention with her wonderful cassette release 'EP'. We started corresponding shortly after that and I always had it in mind that we should collaborate on something. So when PY asked if I would contribute to the label, and then released Faten's 'The Botanist & The Archaeologist' LP things seemed perfectly aligned”.A side “The Darkest Wave” features pulsing icy synth drones over which Faten’s cool NY narrative owes nods to some 70’s Carpenter-eque VHS chillwave soundtrack, (not unlike some of Umberto’s work of the last decade or so.) A beautifully evolving, slow burner piece which over continuous plays reveals one of the year’s great A sides so far. The B side is a stripped down piece more in keeping with the seminal minimal synth singles of the late 70s beloved by both artist and label here. Indeed, Martin Jenkins’ sleeve art also doffs it’s cap to the artwork feel of some of those legendary post punk 45s.A magical 45 released as a one time pressing of 500 45s on vinyl only with Polytechnic Youth discography card. Incidentally.
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.
Psychemagik - Gotta Hold On Me / Wildman
Psychemagik
Gotta Hold On Me / Wildman
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Psychemagik)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 28.04.2017
Psychemagik are back after a brief hiatus with two solid disco floor burners, the first track ‘Gotta Hold On Me’ a 12 mins plus hypnotic, soulful disco jam that gets deep under the skin with a groove that gives no mercy.The flip ‘Wildman’ smacks hard with sleazy vocals and a mesmerising rhodes hook, given a contemporary twist with a subtle kick n’ snare, this 12” packs serious heat!! Perfect late night shenanigans.
Tony Allen - A Tribute To Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Tony Allen
A Tribute To Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Blue Note)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
Blue Note is pleased to announce the release of legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen's new EP: A Tribute to Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. The 4 titles featured exclusively in the EP provide a preview of his forthcoming album for Blue Note on which Tony Allen pays tribute to his longstanding idol, American jazz drummer Art Blakey. The EP's four titles and the other tracks that make up the album were recorded over three days in Paris at the Midilive studios, the former facility of the Vogue label. The sessions were done in live conditions that saw Tony Allen and his 8-piece band together in the same room, with the sound channeled through 12 separate mikes onto 2" tape via a Sony MCI-JH24 analogue multi-track recorder.Tony Allen and Art Blakey have so much in common that this project came into being almost naturally. For one thing, growing up in Lagos, if Tony hadn't listened to Art Blakey's recordings he might never have taken up drumming: Blakey's type of kit was much rarer than the traditional Nigerian percussion instruments played during that period. Another quality shared by the two musicians is the fact that both Art and Tony were sidemen before they were leaders of their own groups: Art Blakey founded his Jazz Messengers after playing alongside Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon or Thelonious Monk, and Tony Allen also only moved on to leading his own ensembles after playing in other bands, notably the Africa 70 orchestra founded by Fela Anikulapo Kuti. And both Allen and Blakey contributed to the birth of a brand-new music style: bebop and then hard bop in the case of Art Blakey, and the afro-beat style of Allen. Paris is also a link where the two musicians converge: Art Blakey recorded some of his best albums there (his live recordings at the Club St. Germain and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées for example), while Paris has been home to Tony Allen for some twenty years, and he still lives there with his family.But perhaps the most significant link between Blakey and Allen is Africa. Many consider Art Blakey to be the most African of the jazz drummers, and he made many long visits to that continent where he earned a new name — Blakey became known as Buhaina, an African resonance that would become part of his approach to drumming. Blakey was an inspired metronome, a musician with no interest in idle chitchat who avoided special effects in order to concentrate on the profound dynamics of rhythm. But he could create alchemy with his groups. You could say the same of Tony Allen, whose powerful sense of rhythm goes hand in hand with a taste for economy that resembles the "sublime elegance" found in the art of the haiku: behind the Nigerian's "stripped to the essentials" approach, there lies the will to encourage each musician to raise his playing to exceptional levels.Here, in the company of some of the finest instrumentalists in France (supervised by Vincent Taurelle of the A.L.B.E.R.T. trio, whose production credits include Tony's previous album Film of Life), Tony Allen handsomely comes full circle with his Tribute To Art Blakey, a fine demonstration of the bond between Africa and America.
Nuage - WILD Pink Vinyl Edition
Nuage
WILD Pink Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Project: Mooncircle / hhv.de)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
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Limited edition of 300 copies on pink vinyl!“WILD” is the most complete musical work by Nuage up to date. Following a thought-out plan from beginning to finish – with a real introduction, development, and conclusion – the album is influenced foremost by the sun, sea and tropics. The music slowly evolves from warm and uplifting songs towards colder and more mysterious realms.Taking a full year to finish the album, including the entire change of season from summer to winter, memories of trips to Mexico, the mountains, and the seaside fade away and are replaced by days at home and in the studio in cold St. Petersburg. At the same time the music itself goes through a very personal development from outgoing moments to parts of personal reflection.Without adding too much weight or philosophy to the music, the album is an easy and natural listening experience that explores contrasting and at times contradicting themes between summer and winter, cold and warm, introverted and extroverted and many layers in between, while also harmonizing the musical past, present and future of Nuage.Following his critically acclaimed “Neida” EP from 2015 (FACT, BBC Radio 1, thump, XLR8R, Clash, Ransom Note, among many others), “WILD” comes out worldwide in limited colored double vinyl and features such guests as his friend BOP, Brooklyn based BAILE, Olga Maximova (Harp), and Belle (of Left Rib).
Marlena Shaw - Woman Of The Ghetto - Akshin Alizadeh Remix Pink Vinyl Edition
Marlena Shaw
Woman Of The Ghetto - Akshin Alizadeh Remix Pink Vinyl Edition
7" | 2014 | US | Reissue (Cold Busted)
11,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 28.04.2017
Akshin Alizadeh, the man from Azerbaijan, is the lucky one tapped from the label’s roster to remix Marlena Shaw’s “Woman of the Ghetto.”The producer’s strong funk and nu-jazz influences, as well as his ability to combine funky grooves with punchy hip-hop beats, are on full display once again. Rightfully dramatic orchestral strings give way to bluesy rhythmic wah-wah guitar plucking, slightly cabaret-ish piano, pitch bending keys, and a totally sultry sax. The percussion sounds like signature Alizadeh with a flickering hat pattern, well placed snare rolls, and punchy interplay with the kick.
Quasimoto - The Unseen
Quasimoto
The Unseen
2LP | 2000 | US | Reissue (Stones Throw)
18,99 €*
Release:2000 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 28.04.2017
The one that started the whole Quas craze! Madlib beats at its best!
Gucci Mane & Zaytoven - Mama's Basement Splatter Vinyl Edition
Gucci Mane & Zaytoven
Mama's Basement Splatter Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Omerta Inc.)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
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Omerta, Inc. presents the Guwop & Zaytoven vinyl treatment with a very limited pressing. Limited to 500 copies on Cocaine white and black splatter vinyl 180gm heavy weight vinyl, each copy hand numbered and housed in a high quality matte finished sleeve with original artwork.Arguably the most influential and charismatic rapper of the the last 10 years. Gucci Mane has become a cult figure and cultural phenomenon through his countless mixtapes, movie roles, and brushes with the law. Mama’s Basement takes us back to the very beginning of Gucci’s career, with some of the first known recordings from Wop. Gucci teamed with long term collaborator and legendary rap producer Zaytoven to lay down 12 tracks in his Mama’s Basement. The tape was only released to the public last year just before Gucci’s release from prison.
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
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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.”
Biosphere - The Petrified Forest
Biosphere
The Petrified Forest
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Biophon)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 19.05.2017
Biosphere is the main recording name of Geir Jenssen, a Norwegian musician who has released a notable catalogue of ambient electronic music. He is well known for his works on ambient techno and arctic themed pieces, his use of music loops, and peculiar samples from sci-fi sources. His 1997 album Substrata was voted by the users of the Hyperreal website in 2001 as the best all-time classic ambient album.The Petrified Forest mini-album is inspired by the movie of the same name, released in 1936 and directed by Archie Mayo.
DJ Spinna - 1996 Beat Tape Volume 1 Orange Vinyl Edition
DJ Spinna
1996 Beat Tape Volume 1 Orange Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Redefinition)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
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Aptly titled, “1996 Beat Tape Vol. 1”, DJ Spinna’s latest instrumental album features 18 original beats all produced on the EMU-SP1200 & Akai S950 circa 1996. With over 25 years in business, the Brooklyn native is tied to nothing short of greatness and a legacy of diverse extensions since his beginnings as a house DJ in the late 80s. Many know Spinna for being in the elite group of seasoned party rockers where his resume includes collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Spike Lee, Michael Jackson & Prince (Soul Slam) tribute parties and several US/international bookings a month. Others regard him as one of house music’s best for his well-orchestrated dance tracks that blend jazz, soul & funk, Caribbean and Latin themes into his trademark, “Intergalactic Soul”.Producing in the mid 90’s with his underground duo, the Jigmastas, Spinna acquired national recognition for remixing Das EFX’s, “Microphone Master” single. He would gain larger recognition for his classic remix of De La Soul’s, “Stakes Iz High” single originally produced by the legendary Jay Dee aka J Dilla who became a friend in addition to being a contemporary. After a deal with Rawkus Records and producing some of Eminem’s early official appearances, Spinna achieved placements as a go to beat maker for legends, veterans and new MC’s. Though DJ Spinna has found continued success away from his roots, he has always satisfied his core audience whether producing for Homeboy Sandman, Phonte, The Jigmastas or his own solo projects.”1996 Beat Tape Vol. 1” is a rare peek into his deep archive. Much of the material was sourced directly from aged DAT tapes and floppy disks from the year 1996.Don’t let the 20-year lapse mislead that these compositions are primitive to today’s standards. The 18-track fully instrumental LP proves the advanced production techniques and sampling ideas Spinna employed are still ahead of its time long before much of the resurgence of 90s revivalist themes from today’s artists. The “1996 beat Tape” is the “Real McCoy”. All music was produced before computers, before accessible home studios and before instrumental hip-hop was a category. Many of the beats were made with vocalists in mind. Constructed on turntables, the EMU-SP1200 and the Akai S950, historians will appreciate the album cover designed by Joe Buck which depicts intimate photos of Spinna in his studio with the actual gear used to create the album’s contents. This is only the first volume and the debut venture between Redefinition Records and Spinna’s own Correct Technique Records. With 2 plus decades of unreleased material, who knows what the future holds, but history shows that when DJ Spinna releases an instrumental album, they sell fast.
Audio88 - Sternzeichen Hass
Audio88
Sternzeichen Hass
CD | 2017 | DE | Original (Normale Musik)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.05.2017
8 Track EP feat. Morlockk Dilemma, Doz9, Lakmann & Megaloh. Produziert von Lord Scan, Torky Tork, Yassin, Smokey131 & Aqua Luminus III.
Brother Mynor - Passionfruit Falls
Brother Mynor
Passionfruit Falls
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Inner Ocean / Urban Waves / hhv.de)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 28.04.2017
Limited edition of 300 copies on black vinyl!Melbourne native Brother Mynor pulls out all the stops on his second full length album "Passionfruit Falls". Following up from last years amazing release on Inner Ocean "Celebrities Doing Thaangs", Brother Mynor holds onto his playful beat making mastery while fully embracing more meditative tones, drenched in deep passionate vibes. "Passionfruit Falls" is texturally rich, crystalline honest and layered with delicate finesse - features are provided by Chester Watson and Sulu. Make no mistake, Brother Mynor is a blossoming master and these astral songs are the proof.
Organized Konfusion - Stress Large Pro Remix Black Vinyl Edition
Organized Konfusion
Stress Large Pro Remix Black Vinyl Edition
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Slice Of Spice)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 28.04.2017
Slice Of Spice proudly presents Organized Konfusion’s classic 1994 track “Stress” remixed by Large Pro himself!The A-side plays the remix, while the B-side contains the instrumental. This limited press run 7-inch is pressed to 70-gram heavyweight vinyl.
Bug Vs. Earth, The - Concrete Desert
Bug Vs. Earth, The
Concrete Desert
2LP+12" | 2017 | UK | Original (Ninja Tune)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 05.05.2017
Like master painters exploring a subject over a lifetime’s work, Kevin Martin and Dylan Carlson – The Bug and Earth, respectively – have each been mining and defining their genres for more than 20 years. They’re united by an interest in – really an obsession with – heaviness. They search for, examine and break the boundaries between beautiful and ugly, minimal and maximal, light and dark – but The Bug and Earth always make music that is heavy in the most thrilling of ways.The record’s beautiful, chiming melodies are like shards of sonic light, glowing in currents of heavy bass darkness. There are pulsing soundscapes, ambient pinks and whites, and irresistible grooves. This is music that grips you entirely, and catches you in its lava-flow – an astonishing, primal album of vast depth.In making it, Martin decided to break from The Bug’s obsessive study of groove, tone and texture, and think more cinematically. The result is a wondrously visual album, akin to finding oneself wandering amongst the rocky red hills of the Californian deserts. In fact, he says, the album could be understood as reflecting a ‘mistrust of “Hollywoodisms,” and the shadow of Hollywood fantasy that looms large over life in LA, and the USA in general. “Dylan’s a master at amplifying the flavour of America,” he says, “but not the side we see in this Trump climate.” For Martin, the “American dream is like a nightmare under Trump” but Dylan captures the “best side of that dream, a utopian openess.”“I hear the writing of Cormac McCarthy in his music. His playing conjures deserts, and wide open spaces.’ In “Concrete Desert,” Earth’s sonic landscapes, its far horizons and vast spaces, are underpinned and propelled by Martin’s ear-worming rhythms and percussive genius.
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