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Soul Jazz Records presents - Deutsche Elektronische Musik Volume 4 - Experimental German Rock And Electronic Music 1971-83
Soul Jazz Records presents
Deutsche Elektronische Musik Volume 4 - Experimental German Rock And Electronic Music 1971-83
2CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
16,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
This is the new instalment of Soul Jazz Records’ ground-breaking Deutsche Elektronische Musik series, ‘a near-definitive guide to some of the world's most extraordinary music’ (The Guardian).

This latest edition features many of the classic German electronic and Krautrock groups from the 1970s & 80s – including Can, Amon Duul II, Harmonia, Conrad Schnitzler, Agitiation Free, Roedelius – as well as a host of lesser known artists such as Dzyan, Klauss Weiss, Gruppe Between and many more.

Deutsche Elektronische rarities unearthed on the album include Kalacakra (whose fan-base included the great Moondog!) and their superb ‘Nearby Shiras,’ taken from their super-rare spiritual/psychedelic private press concept album Crawling to Lhasa, from 1972.

Deutsche Elektronische 4 includes a wealth of German electronic experimental artists – the seminal pioneering group Harmonia (Roedelius, Moebius and Michael Rother), avant-garde guru Conrad Schnitzler as well as lesser known synthetic artists such as Klauss Weiss, Deutsche Wertarbeit, E.M.A.K. (Electronische Musik Aus Koln), Gunter Schickert and others.

Finally, the album also features an array of heavy and progressive German cosmic rock groups – Dzyan, Virus and the amazing Turkish/German tripped out sound of Alex’s ‘Patella Black’, recorded at Can’s Inner Space in 1973, produced by Holger Czukay and Jackie Liebezeit.

Deutsche Elektronische 4 comes with extensive newly commissioned sleevenotes by David Stubbs, author of the seminal books ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the building of Modern Germany’, ‘Mars By 1980: The story of Electronic Music’, and ‘Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and its Legacy’.

This album comes as a heavyweight triple vinyl edition with full colour inner sleeves, as well as a deluxe double CD edition with outsize booklet and slipcase. Both formats include full liner notes and extensive rare photography.
Babylon Dead - Book Of The Dead + Comic Bundle
Babylon Dead
Book Of The Dead + Comic Bundle
CD+Book | 2020 | UK | Original (Real Life Drama)
15,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Babylon Dead consists of J Man & Illinformed

The 18 track album features Badness, Daddy Freddy, Devilman, Irah, Jamalski, Killa P, Rider Shafique & Warrior Queen
Action Bronson - Only For Dolphins
Yusef Afloat - Foreign Objects / Hard Times
Yusef Afloat
Foreign Objects / Hard Times
Digipak CD | 2021 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strictly limited edition of 300 copies on CD.

Next up on "90's Tapes" are the demo 4-track recordings of Yusef Afloat's "Foreign Objects" and "Hard Times".

Known as one half of legendary Westcoast group The Nonce (along with Nouka Basstype aka Sach), MC/producer/musician Yusef Afloat produced tracks for Aceyalone, Supherb, and Figures Of Speech. He also appeared on the original 1994 release of Project Blowed. On May 21, 2000, Yusef "Afloat" Muhammad was found dying on the side of Freeway 110 in Los Angeles, he was 28 years old. The cause of his death is still unknown.

"When I listen to Yusef now, I'm reminded of what I felt then and that is he knew his time on Earth was limited. The tone was new, stern authoritative on his views and expressions of Hip Hop. I knew he was talking to me and each one of our peers. The tapes have been safe for 20 years thanks to Dee Skee for maintaining archives at Weightless Audio. The implications that I knew someone who may have said things because their span was going to be cut. I'm thinking he saw clearer than we could. I felt he wanted to be a guide in the discovery of what kind of Man I would live to be and what kind of Man listening to this music would turn out to be? I don't know if I had inclinations of my time being so short what I would have been spending it doing and he spent his saying these weighted lines. I thought it abrasive at first but I understand now why he said what he said and how with style! I miss him everyday and I'm so proud that Yusef's music can finally be showcased to the world in the beautiful way it is deserving. I'm blown back looking at the pictures, so many sat on that couch Yusef sits Ganjah K, Meen Green. What great sessions… no magical sessions. Preparing to play this record we would probably roll something and get comfortable on that couch… well… drop the needle! Push play!"

Sach - January 2021

"Foreign Objects / Hard Times" is available in limited editions on 2LP, MC and CD as well as digitally.
Action Bronson - Only For Dolphins
Gorillaz - Song Machine Season One : Strange Timez Deluxe 2CD Edition
Omar S - Simply (Fuck Resident Advisor)
A-Plus (Souls Of Mischief) & The Architect - Free Dope
A-Plus (Souls Of Mischief) & The Architect
Free Dope
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The incredible new album by Souls Of Mischief/Hiero memThe incredible new album by Souls Of Mischief/Hiero member A-Plus, with ridiculous production from The Architect (Homeliss Derilex].
Pop Smoke - Meet The Woo 2
38 Spesh - 6 Shots: Overkill Trevor Lang Cover Edition
38 Spesh
6 Shots: Overkill Trevor Lang Cover Edition
CD | 2020 | US | Original (Air Vinyl)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
38 Spesh had a big 2018 having dropped albums with Kool G Rap and Benny The Butcher. He had an even bigger 2019 with projects with Flee Lord and Big Ghost Ltd., as well as two solo releases. But 2020 will be the year he becomes a household name. Basically, he’s keeping his foot on the competition’s necks 24/7/366.

So far this year he has dropped joint albums with Planet Asia ("Trust The Chain") and Elcamino ("Martyrs Prayer"), produced full projects for Che Noir and Black Geez, and introduced his "Army of Trust" compilation series. However, what fans haven’t got in a while is a Spesh solo album. To satisfy this demand The King of Upstate is giving heads a sequel to last year’s "5 Shots" EP, which is appropriately titled "6 Shots: Overkill." Like it’s predecessor, this offering is produced in its entirety by Spesh.

The lead single from "6 Shots" is also a sequel as Eto and 38 reunite for “Flour City 2.” Spesh employs a dramatic loop on this joint that inspires the two Rochester kingpins to catch bodies.
Benny The Butcher - 17 Bullets
Benny The Butcher
17 Bullets
CD | 2020 | US | Original (Next)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"Between 2015 and 2016 a lot of iconic records came out of Buffalo, NY and brought Griselda and Black Soprano Family on the map as some of the most prolific crews in the game in the last few years. Around that time Benny The Butcher dropped a couple legendary bodies of work and ""17 Bullets"" is definitely one of them. These recordings easily captures the purest essence of Benny's music and features legendary tracks such as ""Cold November"", ""The Hunter"" featuring Skyzoo. This is a certified street classic."
Rome Streetz - Noise Kandy 4
Rome Streetz
Noise Kandy 4
CD | 2020 | US | Original (Next)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"New York-based emcee Rome Streetz has been making steady strides in the
industry as of late, releasing six albums and five EPs over the last four years. This
year, Rome went back to the lab to bring you Noise Kandy 4, the fourth installment of
his acclaimed Noise Kandy series. The brand new 12-track album brings Rome’s
lyricism to the forefront, with only Estee Nack and Bub Rock contributing guest
verses. The beat selection conjures up the classic NY feel with production from Sebb
Bash, Futurewave, Wavey Da Ghawd, The Artivist, and more.
Originally born in Queens, Rome has been a true vagabond his entire life and
his artist name pays homage to his nomadic lifestyle. His unique style and rhyming
technique is best described as a mix of gritty New York boom bap with London grime.
In a time where hip hop music has become obsessed with keeping up with the
latest trend, Rome has always stayed true to himself. Rather than simply ride the
beat, Rome brings his verbal prowess to the forefront and transforms each song into
something special.
Rome looks to continue his hot streak, having worked with Westside Gunn, Planet
Asia, Rigz, Camoflauge Monk, Madhattan, IceRocks, 38 Spesh, Ankhlejohn, Farma
Beats, and more. Most recently, Rome was featured alongside Westside Gunn on his
latest album Flygod is an Awesome God 2. As his name grows, Rome’s talent is sure
to have everyone taking notice."
Benny The Butcher - 1 On A 1
Benny The Butcher
1 On A 1
CD | 2020 | US | Original (Next)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"Benny The Butcher has made a name for himself along with the rest
of his acclaimed Griselda crew for bringing a sense of danger back to
underground hip-hop. Alongside classic boom-bap production, Benny is
a consummate practitioner of truly gritty and grimey street rap, coming
from places of drug wars, shoot-em-ups, and urban hell.
Though Benny The Butcher and the rest of Griselda are boom-bap
practitioners first, this is not to suggest that was always the case, or even
that he would not be open to sound experimentation. Take Benny's
2016's 1 On A 1, which recasts his usual threads of city bleakness against
comparatively contemporary trap beats. It's a well that Benny wouldn't
return to, and stands out as a remarkably solid oddity in the Butcher's
catalogue, featuring guest appearances from Rick Hyde, Klass Murda,
and G Herbo among others, and of course; top-tier rhymes from the
Butcher himself."
Benny The Butcher - My First Brick
Elcamino - Lott And Abraham
Lott And Abraham
CD | 2020 | US | Original (Anti Gun Violence Co.)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Buffalo, NY-based emcee Elcamino of the underground hip-hop collective Griselda, has released a flurry of EPs and full-lengths of the classic mafioso style of rap from the 90s since hitting the scene in the mid-10s, and has shown no signs of slowing down whatsoever. His material calls back to the works of legends like Raekwon and Mobb Deep with his grim portrayals of crime and urban chaos, inspired and informed by his own past as a drug-dealer. Frequently Elcamino has found himself paired with Griselda cohorts such as Conway, Benny The Butcher, and Westside Gunn, but on his 2019 EP Abraham & Lot, he's riding solo for a more insular and introspective experience. Amidst his usual tales of street thuggery and cocaine-proliferation are occasionally mellow and reflective, backed by orchestral and piano-driven production from DJ Shay.
Black Geez & Eto - Flour City Street Bible
Black Geez & Eto
Flour City Street Bible
CD | 2020 | US | Original (Air Vinyl)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Black Geez is an OG of the Rochester scene and as such, he has been working with a lot of the underground's most buzzing artists since before anyone outside of Flour City knew their names. One MC/producer he has seen rise to popularity is Eto (formerly known as Lil' Eto). The two have made classic material together, including last year's "Few More Holes" off Geez' Concrete Struggles album. In 2020 though, they uncaged a beast of a collab project titled Flour City Street Bible, which was produced entirely by Eto. The LP puts Geez raw street raps on display over a variety of vibes. The release features guest verses from 38 Spesh, Che Noir, Street Justice, and Eto gets a verse in as well.
Lemon Demon - Spirit Phone
Lemon Demon
Spirit Phone
2CD | 2018 | US | Original (Needlejuice)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Disc 2 contains 13 bonus tracks. Enhanced CD with album commentary by Neil. Digipak case w/ art by Ming Doyle. 8-page lyric booklet. Needlejuice Records is proud to present Lemon Demon’s occult classic on CD, cassette, and 2 colored LP variants. Released digitally in 2016, this is the first time the album has been available on any physical format.

Spirit Phone is a collection of 14 deviously catchy pop songs that lightheartedly explore such macabre topics as haunted mansions, confectionery cannibalism, Lovecraftian romance and 1980s economics. Bringing to mind the playfully ghoulish work of new wave acts like Oingo Boingo, the album presents its dark themes with mischievous relish. Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop included it in his Best of 2016 list with an 8/10 rating, praising its clever lyrics, high energy, and catchy songwriting.

Available now, Spirit Phone has been remastered by experimental sound guru Mark Kramer with new original art by Ming Doyle. Along with the 14 tracks that comprise the album proper, side 4 includes 5 bonus tracks. Download card contains full album, all 13 bonus tracks from the original release, and exclusive album commentary by Neil.
Interstellar Funk - Artificial Dancers - Waves Of Synth
Interstellar Funk
Artificial Dancers - Waves Of Synth
CD | 2020 | EU | Original (Rush Hour)
14,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance, Pop
Birthed at the turn of the ‘80s, synth and wave music has remained a constant force over the last four decades, with a recent spike in interest in the sound offering further proof of its’ timeless, out-of-this-world quality. It’s against this backdrop that Dutch DJ Interstellar Funk presents his celebration of the style, “Artificial Dancers – Waves of Synth”.
A bumper compilation bristling with obscure and hard-to-find gems, the set sees the Artificial Dance label founder joining the dots between synthesizer and drum machine-driven tracks in a variety of subtly different styles. It’s the result of hundreds of hours spent digging through dusty old records, tapes, and the Bandcamp accounts of DIY musicians who have been active since the sound’s first boom in the early 1980s.
The 11-track set draws on tracks made and released at different times over the last 40 years, with the earliest cut committed to tape in 1978 and the most recent in 2018. While the tracks date from the ‘80s, ‘90s, noughties and 2010s, the showcased cuts are united by a primitive but futuristic quality that makes dating them difficult. In many cases, it’s hard to tell which tracks were made in the early 1980s and which were conjured up in 21st century studios.
As you’d expect, highlights are plentiful with a number of the most unknown or sought-after cuts appearing on vinyl for the first time. In this category you’ll find the Human League’s odd but inspired early number “4JG”, a near mythical 1982 live version of Liasons Dangereuses’ “Dias Cortas” (previously only available on a VHS video) and Chris and Cosey’s “Hybrid C”, a brilliant mid-’90s cut plucked from their CD-only album “Skimble Skamble”. You’ll also find a rare demo version of Clan of Xymox’s Dutch darkwave classic “Stranger”, which became a club smash across Europe in 1983.
Interstellar Funk has also chosen to showcase tracks by a range of DIY producers and lesser-known artists. These include Californian band Batang Frisco, who self-released a sole private press album in 1986 (their contribution, “Sewing Machine”, is dedicated to founder member Bill DiMichele, who passed away this year), Matthias Schuster’s Im Namen Des Volkes project – which contributes the previously unreleased 2014 track “Alles Ist Gewinn” – and Zahgurim, a short-lived early ‘80s act who reunited in 2018 to record their first new material since 1983.
If that wasn’t enough to set pulses racing, the compilation also showcases a solo track by sadly departed Psyche member Stephen Huss. Nobody is quite sure when Huss recorded “Infinity Sign”, but we can confirm this is the first time that one of his solo productions has ever appeared on vinyl.
Hi-Tech - DJ Shok presents The Music: Hi-Tech's Golden Era Singles
DJ Shok presents The Music: Hi-Tech's Golden Era Singles
Digipak CD | 2020 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
14,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strictly limited edition of 300 copies on CD.

First ever anthology release of Yonkers MC Hi-Tech's golden era 12" tracks including the instrumental versions. Production handled by DJ Shok and Jay Biz. Available on limited 2LP vinyl, CD and cassette as well as digitally!
Estee Nack & Superior - Baladas
Estee Nack & Superior
CD | 2020 | EU | Original (Below System)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"The title means ballads, these are slum ballads G" prolific Dominican wordsmith, Estee Nack’s comment on the forthcoming full-length collaboration with German producer, Superior. "BALADAS" drops on digital/CD March 20th via Below System Records and vinyl via Tuff Kong Records, but if the word ballads has you expecting Nack to be making slow jams dedicated to the ladies you are off-mark. More like the Hip-Hop version of Narcocorrido (drug ballad) for the street corner hustlers with complex and at times abstract bars, he stokes the fire for the boom-bap fiends while dropping gems for the likkle yout’s.

Evidence of this is in early leak, "INFINITEBLACKMIND" which got the video treatment laced with moody and psychedelic sampled back-drop like a spiked spliff come-down.

Another track from the album "AROCKANDAHARDPLACE" featuring Rochester spitter, Eto also just dropped replete with hazy sax looped back-drop and hard drums.

Estee Nack has been building his craft over the past decade and a half without a compromise to his unorthodox attack and that goes for his production skills as well. Hailing from Lynn, MA, he formed a crew with equally equipped peers Codenine, Purpose and Paranom known as the Tragic Allies.

However his prolific work ethic and constantly elevated work with young gun, Al Divino over the past years has expanded his brand to something like Basquiat to collectors.

Some recent converts to his sound includes Westside Gunn who upon discovering Nack, tapped him almost immediately to appear on Hitler Wears Hermes 7.

Constantly adapting his work as a producer, Superior's catalogue for Below System Records includes most recently his full-length collaboration with Eto, A Long Story Short (2019) which received high marks from Pitchfork, Bandcamp and HipHopDx.
Cr7z - Gaia
Boot Camp Click - The Last Stand
Boot Camp Click
The Last Stand
CD | 2006 | US | Original (Duck Down)
19,99 €*
Release:2006 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
14 tracks produced by Large Professor, Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, Da Beatminerz, ...
Mikel - OST Zelda & Chill
OST Zelda & Chill
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Gamechops)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Zelda & Chill contains lo-fi- hip hop arrangements of music from the original LoZ, Link To The Past, Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker, Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword, and Breath of the Wild.
Lord Goat (Goretex From Non Phixion) - Coffin Syrup
Elcamino - Walking On Water
Black Geez - Concrete Struggles 2
Four Tet - Sixteen Oceans
Four Tet
Sixteen Oceans
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Text)
15,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Final artwork will appear with release date.

Four Tet has announced a new album, Sixteen Oceans. The record follows his last LP, 2017's New Energy, a pair of live LPs, and the threetrack
record Anna Painting. In 2018, Four Tet also shared a BBC Essential Mix featured a Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith remix, along with tracks by Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Destiny's Child, and more. In 2016, he shared Randoms, an album comprising music from various compilation records over the years.
Ours Samplus - Last Frontier
EPMD - Out Of Business
Out Of Business
CD | 1999 | EU | Reissue (Music On CD)
15,99 €*
Release:1999 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
The ‘Out Of Business’ album brought the classic EPMD feel of soul and funk mixed with the
boom-bap hip-hop by utilizing classic samples. Starting with the “Intro” that sampled one of
the songs “Going The Distance” from the legendary movie ‘Rocky’. Another highlight of this
album is “Rap Is still Out Of Control”, the revised version of a song from 1990 called “Rap Is
Outta Control”. This song features Busta Rhymes on the hook and he’s bringing his energy to
the track with the Busta style adlibs all through the song. EPMD’s impact on the culture was
and still is heavy. They are the most sampled in Hip Hop history. The album ‘Out Of Business’
showed that the Dynamic Duo EPMD still could hang.
Atmosphere - Whenever
Mac Miller - Circles
Insane Cirkle - 1993-1995 Demos
Insane Cirkle
1993-1995 Demos
CD | 2020 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
All Tracks produced by 3P Productions (J.Meeks & T.Feagin)
All tracks written by C.Lewis, J.Meeks, J.Carter, K.Dean & T.Feagin
V.A. - Uzelli Elektro Saz
Uzelli Elektro Saz
CD | 2020 | EU | Original (Uzelli)
16,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Uzelli Kaset was established in 1971 by Muammer and Yavuz Uzelli in Frankfurt, Germany. Their music resonated not only with the longing that Gastarbeiter (guest workers) felt for the homelands and families they had left behind and the melancholy brought by their difficult living and working conditions in Germany, but also with the joy that welled up at village weddings on their days off, and the long car or train journeys home. Reaching the remotest corners of Germany as well as Turkey, Uzelli Kaset was soon more than just a music company; it became a companion to Turkish workers living far from home. Not counting the handful of 8-track tapes and 14 LPs released in the early days, the catalog consisted entirely of cassettes.
When they opened their Istanbul office in 1977, Uzelli moved beyond production and became successful in the areas of reproduction, distribution and marketing. Taking the catalogs of other production companies under its umbrella, it continued its rapid growth.
The 90s became the CD decade, and because Uzelli Kaset had not released its catalog in CD format, hundreds of albums remained unavailable to an entire new generation. Because the albums had not been released in LP form either, musical explorers ran into the same problem. Remaining active and serving in various areas of the music industry, Uzelli carefully preserved its visual, audio and document archives, ensuring their survival to the present day.
After an immense amount of work, this catalog, which had long awaited discovery by new generations, was finally released in digital format. For record collectors seeking the spirit of those times, we also began offering this special selection of compilation albums in vinyl format. As we created this series, our goal was to guide listeners toward new discoveries, and open new pages for music lovers to explore. Leaving our rich, multifaceted catalog to genuine musicians, curators and artists, our desire became to approach the recordings of that period from a different perspective.
We are overjoyed to know that our continuing meticulous work will bear fruits whose taste and aroma have been long forgotten.
Roc Marciano - Marcielago
Roc Marciano
CD | 2020 | US | Original (Fat Beats)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Seventh full length studio album from legendary emcee/producer Roc Marciano featuring Westside Gunn, Ka, Willie The Kidd, Knowledge The Pirate, Cook$ with beats by The Alchemist, ANIMOSS and Roc Marci!

“The Long Island artist and producer takes it back to basics on the record, delivering meticulous verses over vintage-sounding beats.” - Complex.com
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition
Natural Elements - 1999: 20th Anniversary Edition
Natural Elements
1999: 20th Anniversary Edition
CD | 1999 | EU | Reissue (Hip Hop Enterprise)
16,99 €*
Release:1999 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Natural Elements acquired a record deal with Tommy Boy Records in 1998, the same year they released their first single "2 Tons/Live It Up" under their indie division called Tommy Boy Black Label. The situation would soon turn out not to be ideal as Tommy Boy continually shelved their debut album due to not knowing how to market and promote them. Issues between the group and label would soon lead to Natural Elements leaving Tommy Boy. The debut album was ultimately never released in spite of the hype it accumulated. In an interview, Mr. Voodoo stated "The Tommy Boy situation was hectic. We was supposed to have an album out in 1999. First, halfway through the album our A&R was fired. We still were still on and finished the album but they kept sitting on it. We were like let us go but give us our masters. So we got 'em. A whole fuckin album that no one may ever hear." The group eventually took a small hiatus and disbanded due to personal issues.

Kings Link Recordz released a compilation of tracks from those sessions in 2009 on CD only but this time around HHE will commemorate the legacy of Natural Elements by dropping it both on vinyl and CD. All the tracks have been fully mastered for both vinyl and CD as always and the artwork has been redone in the colours of the NY Knicks to represent their hometown to the fullest. The tracklist has been mildly redone, consisting of a shuffled tracklist and the classic "Life Ain't Fair" track was added to the tracklist instead of "MTV".

The CD will be limited to 500 copies.
Trippie Redd - Love Letter To You 4
Alligatoah - Schlaftabletten, Rotwein V Zugabe
V.A. - French Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 4 - 1977-1991 Selected By Charles Maurice
French Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 4 - 1977-1991 Selected By Charles Maurice
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (Favorite)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The motor hasn’t had time to cool down and the belt drive is feeling the fatigue. But Charles Maurice is the kind of DJ who just can’t let a turntable rest. After steaming up the slipmat with three sexy compilations of French Boogie, Charles Maurice is back with Volume 4.
In the late 70s and early 80s, while France was still firmly tuned into variety-show pop, a few enlightened ears and souls picked up the hypnotic beat of funk from across the Atlantic. These first warrior monks spread the good word in discotheques, jumped on newly available frequencies to fill the airwaves and, in some cases, took up instruments themselves to unabashedly build on the U.S. model.
In a short decade stretching from the late 70s to the late 80s – just a blip on the scale of music history – they turned out material in abundance. Lush productions with colorful covers, groovy typeface and creative photo shoots…
But first and foremost, they made music weaned on, spoon-fed and imbued with funk. Music defined by a groove with a robotic beat (Djeneba) that clearly hears hip-hop banging on the door, where layers of synthesizers, handclaps (Eric Chotteau), horns and African percussion line up and follow the all-powerful lead of the swelling slap bass (Cyrill). Music that tells everyday stories, both humorous and lovelorn (Serge Delisle), and often packed with pheromones just waiting to be released on the dance floor or sofa (Chris O’Hara). Shaped by synthetic textures, these productions are also spiced with Caribbean and Creole arrangements that reflect the West Indies’ critical contribution to French Boogie (Wai Kop, Acayouman).
With his immaculate tailoring, slicked back hair and clipped moustache, Charles Maurice has once again transformed himself into a HiFi stylus to explore the groove traced by this specifically French musical style. From 45 to 33 rpm, he has traveled the black spiral to bring us a new selection that proudly features a number of rarely heard pieces and even an unreleased track by Marco Attali. True to form, Monsieur Charles carefully crafted this fourth volume from his personal collection of impeccably restored and mastered vinyl recordings.
Charles Maurice, where French elegance meets uncompromising musical taste.
Homeliss Derilex - Raise It Up
Homeliss Derilex
Raise It Up
CD | 2004 | EU | Reissue (Hip Hop Enterprise)
14,99 €*
Release:2004 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited to 300 copies. The Homeliss Derelix are a Milpitas, CA crew and have been making a name for themselves in the underground scene since the early 90's with a superb laidback and jazz influenced style.

They released their self-titled debut back in 1993 on tape, which in the meantime has become an elusive collectable piece. They followed that up by releasing various 12" singles in the 90's and enjoyed a succesful stint with Stones Throw Records.

In 2004 they released "Raise It Up" on Dichotic Wax which was released on CD only. The album was entirely produced by the Architect and features a bonus track produced by Madlib. Guest spots from the Cali Agents, Souls of Mischief, Encore and more. Now 15 years later, the album has become tough to find so HHE put in work to make it available again.
Carta' P. & Parental (de Kalhex) - A Beautiful Mess
Carta' P. & Parental (de Kalhex)
A Beautiful Mess
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (Hip Hop Enterprise)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited to 300 copies. Carta' P. & Parental - A Beautiful Mess is a project that was recorded over a timespan of 2 years and was just released last month, on vinyl only. I had to make something happen with this talented duo for all the CD headz and I'm proud to say the CD version will include no less than 6 bonus tracks!

Paris, France based producer Parental has been steadily building his name for the last 10 years producing for acts like Kalhex, Zaïd (Deviants Of Modern Society), Pete Flux, Melanin 9, Glad2mecha, Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard, Horror City and more!

Former Adagio! emcee Carta' P. is a legendary rapper hailing from Mount Vernon and was formerly known as Big Cousin or the Obvious Wonder. He along with his Philly counterpart Rayme Supreme have been responsible for dropping countless classics since the mid 90's. The headz that know Adagio! will remember they had a distinct, own style that made them instantly recognisable and that's also a feat this album has to offer.
Rudy Ray Moore - The Rudy Ray Moore Zodiac Album
Rudy Ray Moore
The Rudy Ray Moore Zodiac Album
CD | 1988 | US | Reissue (Dolemite)
14,99 €*
Release:1988 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rudy Ray Moore was a lot of things. In his Dolemite persona, he was a Kung Fu master. In a smoky club late at night, a comedy master. And his comedy was known to be of the sort that would make Red Foxx blush. The Rudy Ray Moore Zodiac Album is just that sort of record - and then some. Risqué from its cover art, right through the A-side and right through the B-side. When released in the early 70s, this was the sort of record kept under the counter or sold in a brown paper bag. On Zodiac, Rudy Ray is joined by The Madam - as they talk the listener through some solid sexual advice for men and women based on the signs of the zodiac. The illustrations on the cover art give you an idea as to the sort of advice they're offering up...and from the sound of it perhaps demonstrating.

This one is among Rudy Ray Moore's filthy best!
Gang Starr - One Of The Best Yet
Gang Starr
One Of The Best Yet
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (Gang Star Enterprises)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Gang Starr is undoubtedly one of the most revered, beloved and influential groups in Hip Hop. Over the course of their distinguished career, they became a cultural institution and a brand you could ultimately trust. With a handful of indelible classic albums on their resume, DJ Premier and Guru’s catalogue has not only persevered but mastered the test of time. Simply, Gang Starr did not follow trends, they created them. Album includes guest spots from: M.O.P, Q-Tip, Royce da 5’9”, Jeru The Damaja, J. Cole, Ne-Yo, Nitty Scott, Talib Kweli, Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx! Entirely produced by DJ Premier!
MF DOOM - Special Herbs Volume 3 & 4
Special Herbs Volume 3 & 4
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
MF DOOM is the man in the iron mask. The most mysterious figure in hip-hop has also become one of the most popular, supplying beats and rhymes for Gorillaz, De La Soul, Madlib, Danger Mouse, and Wu-Tang Clan, and drawing praise from heavyweights like Just Blaze, Nas, and Mos Def. Since 2002, DOOM has released numerous volumes of Special Herbs, one of the longest-running instrumental series in hip-hop history.

Now, volumes three and four of the acclaimed series are available on CD for the first time in years. With obscure loops and dusty samples galore, Special Herbs Vol. 3 & 4 is a must-have for any DOOM fan or hip-hop head.
Rin - Nimmerland
Prop Dylan - To Whom It May Concern Pt. 1
Prop Dylan
To Whom It May Concern Pt. 1
CD | 2019 | Original (Catapults Entertainment)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"To Whom It May Concern Pt. 1" is Prop Dylans fourth solo album including 12 songs featuring side artists as Promoe from Looptroop Rockers, Verb T from The Four Owls, Mr Noun from Supersci and Supastition. Production by DJ Matvey, Andrey Kit, Gravy Sparks, Logophobia and DAVR. Cuts & Scratches by DJ Stylewarz, DJ Kristougha, DJ B-Bop and DJ Malik.
Tonio Sagan - In The Garden
Tonio Sagan
In The Garden
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Abandon Art)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
In the Garden" is an experimental Hip-Hop album founded on the soul-sought recollections of multi-genre producer and lyricist Tonio Sagan (The Problemaddicts). The self produced album counters modern production with organic instrumentation, underscoring oration that is both grounded in self reflection and challenging those reflections with objective philosophical concepts.
Skyzoo & Pete Rock - Retropolitan
Skyzoo & Pete Rock
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (Mello Music Group)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
A real NY classic from Skyzoo & Pete Rock featuring Pete Rock, Styles, P, Raheem DeVaughn, Westside Gunn, Conway, Benny The Butcher, Elzhi. Mixed by Jamey Staub. Mastered by Dave Kutch. A Mello Music Release.
Ill Bill & Sunday - Pulp Phixion
Ill Bill & Sunday
Pulp Phixion
CD | 2019 | Original (Tuff Kong)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"Pulp Phixion" is a brand new collaboration project by legendary Brooklyn MC ILL BILL with producer SUNDAY aka Thriller Machine of Italian hardcore hip-hop powerhouse DSA Commando. The two have got together to shape this incredible 4 tracks EP featuring guest appearances by Vinnie Paz, Sick Jacken, D.V. Alias Khryst and the first appearance of Lord Goat formerly known as Goretex.
Che Noir - The Thrill Of The Hunt 2: Head Of Goliath
Che Noir
The Thrill Of The Hunt 2: Head Of Goliath
CD | 2019 | US | Original (TCF Music Group)
15,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
While there are plenty of ladies repping in Hip-Hop in 2019, it still seems like a prerequisite for them to show some T&A to get
ahead. Well, the Buffalo born and raised master of ceremony known as Che Noir is about to change all that.
Not since the mid-‘90s has there been such a strong earth in the game that doesn’t use sex to sell. She is reminiscent of hardcore
female emcees that held it down in the Golden Era like Bahamadia, Lady of Rage, and Heather B. Noir has the ideal mix of bars,
flow, and engaging content. And although she has only been on the scene for three years, this 24 year-old is already recognized
as a problem. She has shared the mic with her label boss 38 Spesh, Benny The Butcher, Elcamino, Jamal Gasol, and she has more
than held her own on each and every song.
To prove how nice she is, Che gave listeners the 'The Thrill of the Hunt' mixtape last year, which had her ripping up classic East
Coast beats like Fabolous’s “Breathe,” Total’s “Can’t You See,” and NORE’s “Banned From TV.” Then, she was invited to appear
on 38 Spesh’s 'Son of G Ra' album on the DJ Premier-produced “Young 1s,” which also featured Anthony Hamilton. Her ill verse
on that cut lead to her guesting on every 38 Spesh project since, including '38 Strategies of Raw' and '5 Shots'. Further, she is a
major presence on the recently released 'Trust Tape 3', catching bodies on five of the album’s fourteen songs.
Now, it’s time to hit heads with the next phase of her evolution, 'The Thrill of the Hunt 2'. This offering is wholly produced by
38 Spesh and offers listeners a taste of what’s to come. This is the drop that will set her apart from the comp. It features
appearances by Eto, Planet Asia, Termanology, and of course Spesh himself.
If you stay up on The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal, you know the team up there loves her. And her buzz in the streets
has reached deafening levels. Des
Shindy - Drama
MERO - Unikat Box Gr. Xl
MERO - Unikat Box Gr. L
Your Old Droog - Transportation
Your Old Droog
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Acclaimed Ukrainian-American rapper Your Old Droog recently made waves with the unexpected release of "It Wasn’t Even Close", a brand new album that drew widespread attention and endless praise after dropping in April with no advance warning. Fresh off this success, your old pal is returning less than two months later with "Transportation", a different album dropping on June 14th. The album features 15 tracks, all of which loosely relate to a method of transportation. “Not everything is literal though,” says the artist, which comes as no surprise considering the man’s penchant for abstract metaphors. "Transportation" finds Your Old Droog returning to the unique remind-you-of-NYC-at-night soundscapes that served as the backdrop to his classic self-titled debut, which was named one of the top 10 albums of 2014 by The New York Times and one of the top 15 rap albums of 2014 by Rolling Stone. Similar to the first project, the bulk of the beats on "Transportation" are handled in-house by eclectic Inwood beat wizard Mono En Stereo. Droog sounds more than at home delivering the audio equivalent of comfort food, with interludes sprinkled around beats and rhymes that go together like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a cold glass of milk in the middle of the night. In Droog’s case, it might be Bulgarian buttermilk.
Tuxedo - Tuxedo III
Tuxedo III
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Funk On Sight)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bonding over a shared love of Chic, Parliament andthe other signs in the greater funk Zodiac, MayerHawthorne (Aquarius) and Jake One (Taurus),collectively known as Tuxedo, return with their thirdstudio album, Tuxedo III released on theTuxedo-owned and newly launched label, Funk onSight. Their powers combined have yet again yieldeda bevy of absolute slappers that are packagedperfectly for dance floors in 2019. The album includesfeatures from MF DOOM, DāM-FunK, Leven Kali,Benny Sings, Gavin Turek and others. Tuxedo is backto remind you that the dance floor will always bethere to welcome you, whoever you are.
Nems - Gorilla Monsoon
Gorilla Monsoon
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Next)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Born and raised in the infamous Coney Island section of Brooklyn, Nems started writing at the age of 15, when he hit the gas and never slowed down, winning almost every notable freestyle battle and performance based competition in NYC. At age 17 Nems participated in the MTV series “Fight Klub”, during which Nems battled fellow MCs to a 20-3 record and became a stand-out on the show, garnering him attention from Def Jam, Shady Records and countless labels of all sizes. Nems inked a deal with Psycho+Logical / Koch Records and began touring throughout the United States, dropping his first album in 2010, the critically acclaimed Prezident’s Day. Since dropping Prezident’s Day, Nems has released numerous albums and mixtapes (including Coney Soprano, the Skinny Nems series and Planet of the Apes series) and has collaborated with legends and up-and-comers in the rap game alike, including Ghostface Killah, Kool G Rap and Benny the Butcher.
Nems’ hard work over the years has paid off, amassing a cult like following with no major-label backing or support. His loyal fan base continued to grow as he established
the “FYL” clothing and apparel brand, selling out a new piece of merch every week to die-hard fans all over the world, including those who expressed their dedication with Nems and FYL tattoos. Now, in 2019, fans of Nems can get their fix with GORILLA MONSOON, his new 13 track LP ft Conway, Spit Gemz and more, and entirely produced by Jazzsoon.
Your Old Droog - It Wasn't Even Close
Your Old Droog
It Wasn't Even Close
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Greenstreets)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
With no advance warning, acclaimed Brooklyn rapper Your Old Droog recently released the surprise album "It Wasn’t Even Close". Executive produced by Mach-Hommy, the album features appearances from the likes of DOOM, Roc Marciano, Wiki, and Mach-Hommy himself, plus beats by Sadhu Gold, Evidence, Daringer, V Don, Tha God Fahim, Mono En Stereo, and more. Named after a line from a classic Geto Boys song, the project was sparked by a pivotal conversation between Droog and hip-hop icon Scarface, who told the young artist he would single handedly bring New York back.
AG & Cuns - Bronck's Kill
AG & Cuns
Bronck's Kill
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (Tuff Kong)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Over the last couple of years, legendary Bronx lyricist and DITC Immortal A.G. and Roman producer Cuns have been working on the low, creating and shaping the 5 tracks featured on their brand new EP entitled "Bronck's Kill". On this new body of work, Cuns has managed to create the perfect soundscape for A.G. unique style, intricate rhymes and seamless storytelling.
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Vweto II
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Vweto II
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (Mello Music Group)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
i'd like to thank the silence
it's the womb of all vibration
and very rare to find
because most of the time
everything is singing
but when it does arrive
it's a healing force too.
i'd like to thank the wind
for being so dear.
i wanna thank the blues
for helping me out
and the fonk
for setting me free
as i can possibly be
under this oligarchy.
and a special thanks
to the sweet scent
the rain leaves behind itself
it makes me wanna make music
i wanna thank you
for sharing this moment with me.
uhuru na haki
produced mixed and recorded by g.a.m. at SomeOthaShip
mastered by Romeo "D.J. ROMES" Jimenez
Submerse - See You Soon
See You Soon
CD | 2019 | JP | Original (Project: Mooncircle / HHV)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / JP – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
’See You Soon’ is the third album from Tokyo-based UK native submerse on the Project: Mooncircle imprint. A mélange of Slow-Jams, R&B, Hip Hop and Soul created while on a steady diet of 90’s NBA basketball and Dreamcast games. ’See You Soon’ features collaborations from fellow Tokyo-based artist Fitz Ambro$e and L.A.-based Devin Morrison and Pink Siifu.
Masta Ace - Shelf Life
Masta Ace
Shelf Life
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Damn – the unreleased 1992 album - previously vinyl only - released on Herring!!! 1,3 & 5 produced by Masta Ace. 2 & 4 prod by Delite. 6 prod by Young Disciples. 7 prod by Outloud.
8 prod by Steady Pace. 9 prod. by Marley Marl.
Pete Rock - Return Of The SP1200
38 Spesh - The 38 Strategies Of War
38 Spesh
The 38 Strategies Of War
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Tcf Music)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Rochester, New York, February 25th, 2019 - 38 Spesh's buzz is running through the industry like a wild fire right now. While this MC/producer/entrepreneur is not some overnight success that just appeared on the scene, many music critics only became aware of him last year. In fact, Flour City recording artists like Eto, Pounds, and 38 Spesh have been out here delivering quality product for more than a decade. Being a native of Rochester, DJ Green Lantern has been attempting to shed light on the area's talent for 10 years+ as well. And he has consistently worked with Spesh since as far back as 2005.

Spesh was lured back to the streets while Trap was dominating the airwaves and Hip-Hop sales. But when he saw his homies like Benny The Butcher and Eto starting to make waves around 2017, he knew the time was right for a comeback. He made his return in grand fashion in 2018 by dropping collab projects with Mafioso rap godfather Kool G. Rap, Buffalo's most buzzing, Benny, and The Jacka's (RIP) protege, Joe Blow. Then, he sparked 2019 with two drops before February 2.

The first release was an EP titled 5 Shots, which was a warm up to get fans ready for his imminent opus. Then on February 1st he laced listeners with an album to silence the naysayers and satisfy the diehards, 38 Strategies of Raw. Spesh produced almost half this offering and he gets busy on the mic on all 11 joints. Guests include Fred The Godson, Benny The Butcher, Ransom, Klass Murda, Che Noir, and Green Double, and they all bring their A-game for this special affair. Make sure not to miss standout tracks "Soul Pain," "TrustGang," "Dark Night," "Menace," and "Family," although skipping any of the songs here would be a mistake. 38 is also the mastermind behind the TCF (Trust Comes First) Music Group, which boasts a roster that includes Spesh himself, Buffalo vet Klass Murda, and female phenom Che Noir. 2019 is all about TRUST!!
Ill Bill & Stu Bangas - Cannibal Hulk
Ill Bill & Stu Bangas
Cannibal Hulk
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Uncle Howie)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Cannibal Hulk is the collaboration between producer Stu Bangas and lyricist ILL BILL. Prior to ever working together both Bill and Stu traveled in similar circles. Both heavily worked with Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks/AOTP) which led to Stu being on Bill's The Grimy Awards and Bill being featured on Stu’s albums with Esoteric and Blacastan. Having worked together on those tracks is what led to the manifestation of this project. Add to the scenario their love of comic books and the concept
Cannibal Hulk was born. With both feeling most at home with aggressive music, this album sonically sounds exactly as it’s title indicates. Can Hulk features Vinnie Paz, Goretex, Slaine, Snak The Ripper and DJ Eclipse
Floating Points - Late Night Tales
Floating Points
Late Night Tales
CD | 2019 | UK | Original (Late Night Tales)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
Sam Shepherd pulls from "global soul, ambient, jazz and folk" genres on the 17-track mix, according to the press release. It features four new tracks, including one from Floating points himself: a cover of Kenny Wheeler's "The Sweet Time Suite, Part I - Opening." Sarah Davachi, Toshimaru Nakamura and Lauren Laverne also contribute exclusive material, plus music by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, British jazz trio Azimuth and recent Resident Advisor feature star Kara-Lis Coverdale.

"The music is a selection of the kind of records I play to set the tone when DJing all night long," said Shepherd.
Samy Deluxe - SaMTV Unplugged (Zugabe Limited Edition)
Chris Webby - Next Wednesday
Chris Webby
Next Wednesday
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Eightyhd)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
New album from rapper Chris Webby. In
the same vein as 2017's 'Wednesday'
album release, 'Next Wednesday' is the
culmination of a year long release
campaign where Webby has racked up
millions and millions of streams. The
project features the all star line up of
Anoyd, Skrizzly Adams, Jarren Benton,
JAG, Jon Connor, Apathy, Mickey Factz and
more. Webby is 100% independent with an
incredibly loyal (and engaged) following.
His social media followers are increasing
rapidly. There will be a video for the
featured track "HipHop Legend" (feat. JAG
& Jon Connor) dropping on release day.
Ski Mask The Slump God - Stokeley
O.C. & Pf Cuttin - Opium
O.C. & Pf Cuttin
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Hendrix St.)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Throughout the course of history, hip-hop has evolved and grown into
countless forms of expression, but there's just a few that still manage to bring
that old school flavor to the table. After decades in the game, it's safe to say
that legendary DITC member O.C. and East New York DJ/producer PF Cuttin
(of Blahzay Blahzay fame) have always been constant at delivering classic
material to the masses. The two have finally decided to get together to drop a
collaboration project. O.C. and PF Cuttin Music are bringing you “OPIUM”, a 9
track banger that will bring you back in time to the era of block parties and 40’s,
of stunts, blunts and hip-hop, to remind you what the good old days sounded
like. O.C.’s inimitable flow over PF’s tough beats are a combo no hip-hop head
can ignore.
Crown (of Grim Reaperz) - Pieces To The Puzzle
Apollo Brown / Joell Ortiz - Mona Lisa
Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau - Long Ago And Far Away (Live In Mannheim 2007)
Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau
Long Ago And Far Away (Live In Mannheim 2007)
CD | 2018 | EU | Original (Impulse)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This recording was made on November 5, 2007 at the Christuskirche in Mannheim, Germany, during the Enjoy Jazz Festival. It was on a Sunday, on September 19, 1993 to be exact, that Charlie Haden heard Brad Mehldau for the first time. Charlie and I were walking through the halls of the Hidden Valley Resort located in the Laurel Mountains in southwest Pennsylvania. The resort was sponsoring a jazz festival and Charlie had just finished an interview after which we needed to get back to the hotel room in order to prepare for Charlie’s sound-check and concert that night. As we hurried through the hall, one could hear, from behind the closed doors of the auditorium we passed, the sounds of a concert in progress,

Now, Charlie had the biggest ears of anyone in jazz, and while we were walking and talking, Charlie came to a sudden halt and said, “Shhh!"

His eyes opened wide as he crept to the door to listen. Someone was taking a solo. He said to me, "I have to go in and listen." We entered the auditorium and stood at the back to listen to the rest of the concert. It was Joshua Redman’s band with Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade who, together, in 1994 recorded Joshua’s album Moodswing.

Once the concert was finished Charlie strode to the stage to greet the guys and to speak directly to the young pianist. It was Brad Mehldau who had taken that solo. They spoke for some time, and when Charlie came back to me, he said, “That pianist is brilliant. He is special, so unique.” Charlie would later go on to pronounce Brad one of the most important musicians of his generation because of his unique voice, his depth of knowledge of and facility on the instrument, and how he has moved the language of jazz forward.

Eventually, in 1996, Charlie found a way to bring Brad out to LA to perform with Lee Konitz and him at the Jazz Bakery. This led to a trio recording on Blue Note (1997) called Alone Together. In 2011, he and Brad recorded a live album with Lee Konitz, and Paul Motian for ECM called Live at Birdland. Brad and Charlie remained friends from the time of their first meeting. They had a special connection. In the early days, Charlie, in a sense, mentored this young pianist in life lessons. Personally, I think he saw a bit of himself in this young brilliant player.

The two musicians, however, had never had the chance to perform on stage in duo when, in 2007, Rainer Kern, the director of the Enjoy Jazz Festival in the Heidelberg region of Germany, invited Charlie and Brad to play a duet concert at a beautiful church, the Christuskirche in Mannheim. This was a rare opportunity for the two of them to have a musical dialogue and they both eagerly agreed. Rainer had asked to record the concert but the two artists said an emphatic, “No!” I, however, had a feeling about this concert and was able to talk the two musicians into relenting as Rainer graciously agreed to let us own the tapes. For contractual reasons regarding both musicians, the recording could not be released until now. Charlie listened to the tape often and dearly wanted to release it at some point. I am forever grateful to Rainer Kern for allowing us to record and own the work. As a result we have a dazzling testament to the interaction between two genius musicians: piano and bass, their brilliance resounding through the hallowed space of an art nouveau cathedral, recorded on November 5, 2007.

I must thank, first and foremost, Charlie Haden and Brad Mehldau for their transcendent performances and the devotion they show to the music. A special thanks to Brad Mehldau for being such a wonderful partner throughout this entire project. I must thank our friend, Rainer Kern for organizing this concert, and acknowledge the Enjoy Jazz Festival team for its support. Thank-you Jean-Philippe Allard for believing in the music and agreeing to release this recording on Universal Music, France. JP has been a great friend to Charlie’s music for many years.

It took a lot more people to make this recording happen as several parties had to agree thus many thanks to the hard work our lawyers put in to bring this project to fruition: Fred Ansis of Reed Smith LLP, Paul Bezilla of Fox Rothschild LLP, Valerie Foray and Christelle D’Almeida of Universal Music, Scott Southard and Tom Korkidis of IMN, Nanette Monton of Warner Bros. Records Inc, Bob Hurwitz, Nonesuch Records. Additional thanks to our friends, Farida Bachir, Jenny Defaut, Pascal Bod and Nicolas Pflug of Universal Music, France.

One of the most important aspects of recording is mixing and mastering. Charlie and I have worked with the recording engineer ,Jay Newland, for many years and he, again, worked his magic, bringing us the full experience of this live recording despite the inherent difficulties of such a recording taking place in an echo-resounding cathedral. Thank-you, Jay, for your incredible ears and skill. Many thanks to our mastering engineer, Mark Wilder of Battery Studios for his dedication to sound and his understanding that “Jazz is more than notes on a piece of paper.” Many thanks to Joe D’Ambrosio for facilitating the mixing and mastering process.

I need to mention the cover art. The painting was done by a friend of Charlie’s and mine, the Dutch-American painter, Luc Leestemaker who passed away in 2012. He had a timeless poetic style that Charlie and I really loved. Luc revered Charlie’s music, and we revered Luc’s paintings. We also used one of his paintings for the cover of Charlie’s album Land of the Sun. It feels good that Luc and Charlie get to do a project together again.

Charlie is gone now, and this recording was made “long ago and far away”, yet the music remains immediate. The music is now.

Ruth Cameron Haden, Los Angeles, California, July 2018
Milano Constantine (from D.I.T.C.) - Attache Case
Milano Constantine (from D.I.T.C.)
Attache Case
CD | 2018 | EU | Original (FXCK RXP)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited CD edition!
DITC’s Milano and Dutch producer veteran Oh Jay started working together on one song when the universe decided it should be a whole album. Black James Bond style, from New York to the Netherlands and beyond.
Producer Oh Jay captures darkness and turns it into cascading boom bap, giving Constantine the audio sinister necessary to rip a seriously refined and dope flow. This guy is a consummate professional.
Apollo Brown & Locksmith - No Question
Apollo Brown & Locksmith
No Question
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
West Coast Berkeley grad, battle rapper and musician Locksmith has hammered out a reputation as one of Hiphop's most enlightened no punch pulling emcees. From his early appearances on MTV's Freestyle Championship to his frequent Shade 45 appearances, Locksmith always brings cutting lyricism that not only questions the status quo but offers deep truths for reflection. Meanwhile Detroit's Apollo Brown has built his illustrious career on emotive production that draws the best out of already legendary mic kings. From his work with Ras Kass and OC, Skyzoo to Ghostface Killah, Apollo repeatedly creates eyes shut, head nodding, soul stirring perfection for our greatest storytellers to lay their truth bare.

So when Richmond & Detroit came together in the studio the answer was "No Question" - a new project that finds Locksmith ruminating on everything from advice to his younger self to his continued drive to rise without following in anyones footsteps. Apollo Brown is back June 15th with yet another of the best emcees to ever do it.
Samy Deluxe - SaMTV Unplugged Limited Deluxe Edition mit DVD
Pawz One & Robin Da Landlord - Sell Me A Dream: Flowstalgia
Pawz One & Robin Da Landlord
Sell Me A Dream: Flowstalgia
CD | 2018 | EU | Original (Below System)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Los Angeles emcee Pawz One teams up with Dutch producer Robin Da Landlord to release their new album “Sell Me A Dream: Flowstalgia”. With a collaborative mix of sharp rhymes schemes and gritty drums, Pawz One and Robin Da Landlord are here to counter the trends on "Sell Me A Dream".
After meeting on tour in Europe, Pawz One and Robin Da Landlord began working on their first single “It’s Like That”. Both the single and video were well received and the two went back to work on a full project. Their efforts blend creating a sound reminiscent of an era when style and substance were supreme.
The album is entirely produced by Robin Da Landlord and includes guest features by Prince Po of Organized Konfusion, MED and VegaMonster.
Pawz One worked with seasoned artists and producers such as Ras Kass, Termanology, Masta Ace, Domingo, DJ Rhettmatic, Madchild, Talib Kweli and more.
With a magnetic stage presence cultivated through hundreds of live performances, Pawz One has been able to tour nationally and overseas with Sean Price, Necro, El Da Sensei (Artifacts) & AG (D.I.T.C) as well various independent tours.
Marco Polo - Port Authority 2
Jedi Mind Tricks - The Bridge And The Abyss
Jedi Mind Tricks
The Bridge And The Abyss
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Enemy Soil)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
For more than twenty-two years, the name Jedi Mind Tricks has become synonymous with raw, gritty, independent hip-hop. From their debut album, The Psycho-social, in 1996 to their seminal sophomore release, Violent By Design, to their musical expansion on Servants and Heaven, Kings in Hell, JMT has made an indelible impression on the independent music scene while arguably forging its own subgenre of rap. Led by the fiery vocals of controversial frontman, Vinnie Paz (who has also built an auspicious solo career over the last decade), and the enigmatic producer, Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind, the group has sustained a successful career as a result of its consistently, uncompromising rap music.
On June 22nd, the duo drops their ninth studio album, The Bridge and The Abyss, featuring the singles/videos for “San La Muerte” and “Marciano’s Reign.” Speaking on the new album, Vinnie Paz, says, “Each time out we face a challenge of not wanting to make the same record, but at the same time doing what we do, which is make hardbody rap. I try to balance my ignorant raps with songs that are a little more conceptual and personal. I think we found a nice balance on this album.”
JMT’s success can’t be measured in chart positions or platinum plaque counts. Their success is most accurately measured in the passion and respect of their growing legions of hardcore fans who have packed JMT shows around the world from Boston to Bogota to Bucharest. Paz says, “When you see someone with a tattoo of your logo or your album art on their body, that’s a level of dedication that a sales chart can’t possibly capture. We’re blessed to have some of the most dedicated fans in music. We’ve always sort of been music industry pariahs and I think our fans like that we don’t cower to the politics of the business.” JMT’s music embodies the spirit of DIY defiance and their longevity is a testament to their blue-collar work ethic coursing through the bloodlines of their hometown of Philadelphia.
V.A. - The Story Of Mo Wax
The Story Of Mo Wax
2CD | US | Original (Mo Wax)
15,99 €*
Release:US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
15 tracks by Attica Blues, DJ Krush, Unkle, Howie B ...
Phonte Of Little Brother - No News Is Good News
Westside Gunn x Mr. Green - FLYGOD Is Good...All The Time
Westside Gunn x Mr. Green
FLYGOD Is Good...All The Time
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Buffalo, NY rapper Westside Gunn is one of hip-hop’s most exciting new stars, attracting fans and acclaim for his unique voice, exquisitely gritty wordplay, and minimalist, soul-drenched production. Mr. Green is a renowned hip-hop producer who has crafted tracks for the likes of Jedi Mind Tricks, Snoop Doog, A$AP Ferg, The Roots, Freddie Gibbs, KRS-One, Bodega Bamz, R.A. The Rugged Man, Deniro Farrar, Raz Fresco, and many more. Now, the two artists are joining forces for a new collaborative EP, FLYGOD Is Good… All The Time. While this is their first time working together, the chemistry is obvious, and the respect is mutual.

“Westside Gunn is incredible, a true mastermind,” says Mr. Green. “He has this sound that is completely one-of-a-kind, just gives you that indescribable feeling we are all looking for in hip-hop these days.”

Mixed and mastered by legendary engineer Eddie Sancho (known for his work with Gang Starr, Jay-Z, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Alchemist, M.O.P., Dilated Peoples, and many more), the EP showcases some of the best work to date from both Green and Gunn.

“This is a true WSG art piece,” says Westside Gunn. “Everything I do is under a microscope, so it gotta be A1.”
Retrogott & Kutmasta Kurt - Vintage Fresh EP
Trailerpark - TP4L
Apathy & O.C. - Perestroika
Apathy & O.C.
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Dirty Version)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Apathy (Demigodz, Army of the Pharaohs) and O.C. (D.I.T.C. - Diggin' In The Crates) combine forces to form 'Perestroika', a supergroup inspired by the cold war being waged on the rap industry.

Anti-mainstream propaganda has become a bit of a cliche, so instead of speaking out against the unflattering direction that today's hip hop music has gone in, Apathy and O.C. have taken action by building a pillar in the ruins of what's left of true school hip hop.

Picture the first time you heard Wu-Tang Clan's debut album "Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers" and were immediately swept up in to a dark Kung Fu movie, with the sound effects and painted visuals - "Perestroika" is intended to have the same effect... except it transports you to Cold War, Soviet Russia. From the Kremlin, to small villages affected by the economically devastating times of Perestroika, this album is a salute to the underdog and all those who are able to survive the coldest winters.

Not entirely conceptual however, the album allows both wordsmiths to flex their greatest strengths over solid head-nodding East Coast-styled production. Showing up for the cause, guests Celph Titled, Slaine, Marvalyss, Kappa Gamma and Jus Cuz add to the palate alongside production that is mostly handled by Apathy, with MoSS and Illinformed (The Four Owls) contributing tracks as well. In a time of worldly political conflict and scandals, this project plays as the perfect soundtrack to the madness.
Ed O.G - FreEDOm
Ed O.G
CD+DVD | 2017 | US | Original (5th & Union)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Ed O.G's new album “FreEDOm” couldn't come at a better time in history as we are in an age where it seems like our freedoms are slowly getting taken away with a corrupt dictator in office.

“FreEDOm” has a sound that is reminiscent to one of your favorite Hip-Hop albums with songs that touch every part of your life. Ed O.G's conscious lyrics over banging beats are bound to resonate and inspire. The song "Smoke" features Masta Ace, marking their first collaboration since the critically acclaimed 2009 "Arts & Entertainment" album. “Boom”, Produced by Sir Williams is the first music video from the album that sheds light on gun violence and the affect it has on victims, families and communities. “FreEDOm” is Ed O.G's 15th studio album produced by up and coming producers Torchbars, Kelz With Tha Heat, Sir Williams, Geronimo X, DJ Scienz & more.

If the album wasn't enough, the Digipak CD includes a full-length documentary based on the Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs hit song "I Got To Have it". This ground-breaking documentary is a true artistic masterpiece on how one song can change your life. This is an in-depth look into Edo.G's journey through the music industry being dropped from a major label to finding his way independently. It highlights his life and career from his early teenage years to the present day. Through touring the world and making a positive impact with his music, Ed O.G's continued relevance in Hip Hop is not to be questioned.

The limited edition CD contains the the full-length documentary DVD and the bonus track “Keeps Calling Me” featuring Al Copeland.
Nine - Nine Livez
Nine Livez
CD | 2014 | EU | Original (Smoke On)
16,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
This release also includes additional bonus tracks.
Joey Bada$$ - AABA: All-Amerikkkan Badass
Joey Bada$$
AABA: All-Amerikkkan Badass
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Cinematic Music)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Joey Badass is back as All-Amerikkkan Badass with an album that features the singles Devestated and Land Of The Free plus a bunch of more face hitting titles.
Camp Lo - On The Way Uptown
Slowy & 12Vince - Undercover Blues
A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here … Thank You For Your Service
A Tribe Called Quest
We Got It From Here … Thank You For Your Service
CD | 2016 | EU | Original (Sony)
11,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
A Tribe Called Quest - Q-Tip, Phife Dawg (who passed away on March 22nd, 2016), Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi White - the groundbreaking 90's group that forever transformed the urban music landscape reunited on their first and last studio album together in eighteen years. Guests on ''We got it from Here...Thank You 4 Your Service'' include, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Jack White, Andre 3000, Busta Rhymes, Consequence, Anderson.Paak, and Talib Kweli.
MXM & Pavel - Dreiviertel Der Kraft
V.A. - French Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 2: 1978-1985
French Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 2: 1978-1985
CD | 2016 | EU | Original (Favorite)
14,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After a first edition acclaimed internationally, Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice finally follows-up to their French Disco Boogie Sounds compilation with a second volume!!
Pursuing his fine work at digging rare music from around the world, DJ and collector Charles Maurice presents another brilliant selection of great music linked to France and French West-Indies: 12 hidden and forgotten titles, all produced between 1978 and 1985, whether in France, or by French artists abroad. This time again, he perfectly browse and defines the great energy and quality of this specific Disco/Funk scene at that time, both in the underground market, or through bigger labels.
On one hand, tracks by Crystal, Jackie Esam, Ideku Dynasty or Marc Ashy, were produced by small artists and labels from the French Caribbean and African community and also filled with a raw spirit and some Tropical influences. On the other hand, tracks by Claude Morgan, Greg Smaha, Roots, or Black Bells Group, were released by major labels such as Phonogram, RCA, Derby, or Carrere, thanks to confirmed independent producers, acting not only in France, but also in Canada and the US.
Today, Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice are very proud to unearth these 12 gems, with amongst them some very hard to find and almost unknown titles.
Mac Miller - Divine Feminine
Atmosphere - Fishing Blues
Motor City Drum Ensemble - Selectors 001
Motor City Drum Ensemble
Selectors 001
CD | 2016 | EU | Original (Dekmantel)
13,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
MCDE shares some of his most prized gems on this compilation that kicks of the limited Dekmantel 'Selectors' series. Check!
De La Soul - And The Anonymous Nobody
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