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Shadez Ov Blac - Comprehension
Shadez Ov Blac
Comprehension
Jewel Case CD | 2022 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 150 copies on CD in jewel case of "Comprehension", the sophomore album by Shadez Ov Blac from Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

The group's debut "Next School Pioneers" dropped in 1995 via Peanuts & Corn, a Canadian underground label run by mcenroe. "Comprehension" followed in 1999, originally self-released on CD only accompanied by a now hard-to-find 12" release.

The album features mic guests such as Odario, Ismaila and Fayce as well as productions by mcenroe, The Buddha and Howard Hyman.

Available in a limited run on LP, CD in digipak as well as jewel case and cassette plus digitally on all major platforms.
Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs - Roxbury 02119
Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs
Roxbury 02119
Jewel Case CD | 2022 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 150 copies on CD in jewel case.

Widely known for the classic cut "Love Comes And Goes", Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs' sophomore album "Roxbury 02119" from 1993 has way more to offer and is another nugget from the golden era that shouldn't be missed in a 90's collection. The production was mostly handled by Diamond D of D.I.T.C. and Joe Mansfield and the re-release includes a few bonus tracks from the albums' accompanying 12" releases including a remix by RZA.

Available in a limited run on 3LP+7", CD in digipak as well as jewel case and cassette.
Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs - Roxbury 02119
Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs
Roxbury 02119
Digipak CD | 2022 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 150 copies on CD in digipak.

Widely known for the classic cut "Love Comes And Goes", Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs' sophomore album "Roxbury 02119" from 1993 has way more to offer and is another nugget from the golden era that shouldn't be missed in a 90's collection. The production was mostly handled by Diamond D of D.I.T.C. and Joe Mansfield and the re-release includes a few bonus tracks from the albums' accompanying 12" releases including a remix by RZA.

Available in a limited run on 3LP+7", CD in digipak as well as jewel case and cassette.
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David Bowie - Brilliant Adventure E.P. Record Store Day 2022 CD Edition
David Bowie
Brilliant Adventure E.P. Record Store Day 2022 CD Edition
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Parlophone)
18,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The Brilliant Adventure E.P. CD has four unheard tracks from the 1.OUTSIDE era; ‘johnny Downloader’, an early version of‘I’M Afraid OF Americans’ recorded during the sessions with Brian Eno for the album and mixed in November 1994 but not released on a Bowie album until 1997’s Earthling, an alternative single mix of ‘I Have NOT Been TO Oxford Town’ and two tracks, 1.OUTSIDE’S ‘A Small Plot OF Land’ and the Jacques Brel cover ‘MY Death’, performed by Bowie and pianist Mike Garson at a fundraiser for the New York Public Theater at the Shakespeare Festival in New York on 18th September, 1995.
Godfather Don - Hazardous
Godfather Don
Hazardous
Digipak CD | 2022 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited digipak CD edition of 250 copies of "Hazardous" by Godfather Don.

The debut album of New York based rapper and producer Godfather Don was originally released in 1991 via Select Records and gained an undeniable grail status amongst fans and collectors. Entirely produced by Don himself, the album is a hard-hitter from front to back and we are honored to finally give this masterpiece the reissue treatment 30+ years after it's initial release.

Available in a limited run on colored and regular black 2LP, CD in digipak as well as jewel case and cassette plus digitally on all major platforms.
Shadez Ov Blac - Comprehension
Shadez Ov Blac
Comprehension
Digipak CD | 2022 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 150 copies on CD in digipak of "Comprehension", the sophomore album by Shadez Ov Blac from Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

The group's debut "Next School Pioneers" dropped in 1995 via Peanuts & Corn, a Canadian underground label run by mcenroe. "Comprehension" followed in 1999, originally self-released on CD only accompanied by a now hard-to-find 12" release.

The album features mic guests such as Odario, Ismaila and Fayce as well as productions by mcenroe, The Buddha and Howard Hyman.

Available in a limited run on LP, CD in digipak as well as jewel case and cassette plus digitally on all major platforms.
David Bowie - Toy E.P. Record Store Day 2022 CD Edition
David Bowie
Toy E.P. Record Store Day 2022 CD Edition
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Parlophone)
18,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The CDTOYE.P. (‘you’ve GOT IT Made With ALL THE TOYS’)features the previously unheard‘SHADOW MAN (vocal AND Piano Mix)’, an alternativestripped backmix of theTOYalbum track, along with the unreleased live versions of‘IDIG EVERYTHING’and‘THE London BOYS’recorded at the final Glastonbury warm-upshow at theRoseland Ballroom, New York on 19thJune,2000. The E.P.also contains three tracks‘YOU’VE GOT A Habit OF Leaving’(radio Edit), ‘silly BOY Blue’(alternative Ending MIX)and‘CAN’T Help Thinking About Me’(live Mark Radcliffe Show BBC Radio 1 SESSION),previously only available as streaming singles andwhich aremaking theirphysicaldebut.
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Czarface - Czarmageddon
Czarface
Czarmageddon
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Silver Age)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Hot off their two smashes for Marvel’s blockbuster lm Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Czarface is back, triumphantly swinging into your universe with their all new Czarmageddon! Expect many twists and turns as Wu-Tang’s Inspectah Deck and Esoteric go to war with an all-new, all-different soundscape from Czarface producers the Czar Keys. Alt-rap icon Kool Keith shatters the lyrical glass and the enigmatic Frankie Pulitzer, who rst appeared on the Venom soundtrack on Czarface’s Today’s Special, is back with guns blazing. Fans will crash the gates for this all new chapter of the Czarface saga.
Dysfunkshunal Familee - Mixed Emotions
Dysfunkshunal Familee
Mixed Emotions
Digipak CD | 2022 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 300 copies on CD of the late 90's demo release "Mixed Emotions" with guest appearances by Apani B-Fly Emcee and Lockness of Splattahouse.

On "Mixed Emotions", the Brooklyn-based Dysfunkshunal Familee consisted of Braindead, D-Rock, Rebel Rhyme and Crazy DJ Bazarro. Recorded between 1994-98, the album still has that special Bushwick underground vibe and feel. Bazarro's words on the project: "What a time to be alive. We just sat in the crib making music, having fun, playstation, trying to change the world in our little world. Everything we talk about then is happening now. Good luck in the game called life. So many mixed emotions on this ride."

Available in a limited run on 2LP, CD and cassette plus digitally on all major platforms.
D.Auguste & DJ Madsol Desar - The Mopus
Elzhi & Georgia & Anne Muldrow - Zhigiest
Elzhi & Georgia & Anne Muldrow
Zhigiest
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
17,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
With vivid flows that radiate effortless complexity, Detroit rapper Elzhi is among the most masterful lyricists on the planet. The gifted emcee rose to fame as the youngest member of legendary group Slum Village, but has since graduated from prodigy to sensei, with a thriving solo career bolstered by several acclaimed projects, plus memorable collaborations with artists like Westside Gunn, Royce Da 5’9”, Ghostface Killah, Conway, Danny Brown, Little Brother, and many more. Georgia Anne Muldrow is a supremely talented musician, producer, and vocalist whose eclectic work blends elements of jazz, hip-hop, funk, soul, rock, and beyond. The prolific artist has released more than 20 albums, earned a Grammy nomination without a major label, and worked with the likes of Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Madlib, Bilal, Kool G Rap, Robert Glasper, and more. Now, Elzhi and Georgia Anne Muldrow are joining forces for the collaborative album "Zhigeist". A carefully crafted mix of psychedelic instrumentation and whirlwind lyricism, the project is entirely produced by Georgia, who also contributes vocals on several tracks. An inspired fusion of styles and textures, Zhigeist is an aesthetic triumph infused with an undeniable message.
Nathaniel Merriweather Presents Lovage Avec Michael Patton & Jennifer Charles - Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By
Nathaniel Merriweather Presents Lovage Avec Michael Patton & Jennifer Charles
Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By
CD | 2001 | US | Reissue (Bulk)
17,99 €*
Release:2001 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance, Pop
Preorder shipping from 17.06.2022
"Lovage” is defined as “an herb that is said to be a benefit for relieving abdominal pains due to gastrointestinal gas…also touted to reduce flatulence when consumed as a tea.” But when placed in the able hands of sonic mastermind Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, recording under the guise of musical lothario Nathaniel Merriweather, the result is a concept album of “music to make love to your old lady by.” With the help of collaborators such as Mike Patton (vocals), Jennifer Charles (vocals) and Kid Koala (turntables), Merriweather serves as your personal guide to the sensual side of life, painting a satirical, darkly funny portrait of love and sex with left-field hip-hop and instrumentals as only he can do.
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Nancy & Lee
CD | 1968 | US | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
17,99 €*
Release:1968 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
First ever official reissue of Nancy & Lee’s classic 1968 duet album
Definitive reissue with Nancy’s involvement
Includes the bonus tracks, “Tired Of Waiting for You” and “Love Is Strange,” from the album sessions
Newly remastered from the original analog tapes by GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin
Vinyl pressed at RTI
Q&A with Nancy & GRAMMY®-nominated reissue co-producer Hunter Lea
Never-before-seen photos from Nancy Sinatra’s personal archive
CD housed in a digipak and featuring a 28-page booklet

Light in the Attic is thrilled to announce the first official reissue of Nancy & Lee: the highly-influential 1968 duet album from Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood. This definitive edition of Nancy & Lee features newly-remastered audio by the GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin and includes an array of exclusive content, including a new interview with Nancy, never-before-seen photos, and two bonus tracks from the album sessions: an ethereal cover of The Kinks’ “Tired of Waiting for You” and an uptempo version of “Love Is Strange” (first made famous by Mickey & Sylvia in 1956). This release marks the official debut on vinyl for both tracks.

Nancy & Lee can be found in a variety of formats, including vinyl, cassette tape, CD, 8-track, and digital. The vinyl LP, pressed at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI), is presented in an expanded gatefold jacket and features the iconic, original cover photo by Ron Joy. Inside, a 20-page booklet offers an array of photos from the legendary singer, actress, and activist’s personal collection, as well as an in-depth Q&A with Sinatra, conducted by the reissue’s GRAMMY®-nominated co-producer, Hunter Lea (also available in the CD package). In addition to the classic black vinyl pressing, a selection of colorful variants can be found exclusively at NancySinatra.com, LightInTheAttic.net, independent record stores and select online retailers.

In celebration of the release, Nancy Sinatra and fellow musician and longtime friend Don Randi (The Wrecking Crew) visited Record Technology, Inc. (RTI) in Camarillo, CA to take a tour of the plant and get a sneak peek at the Bootique-exclusive pressing of Nancy and Lee. A short video piece documenting the day, including new interviews with Sinatra, Randi, and RTI plant manager, Rick Hashimoto is available here.

MORE ABOUT NANCY & LEE

When Nancy – the eldest daughter of Frank Sinatra – first met Lee Hazlewood in 1965, she was a demure, 25-year-old divorcée, who was struggling to find her place as an artist amid the changing musical landscape. At the urging of her label, she was introduced to the Oklahoma-born songwriter, Lee Hazlewood, who had found success working with guitarist Duane Eddy. While Sinatra and Hazlewood hailed from vastly different worlds, they were about to embark on a partnership that would change the course of their lives. Just months after meeting, Sinatra scored her first No.1 hit with “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’.” Written and produced by Hazlewood, the song became Sinatra’s signature tune – transforming her into a confident and commanding feminist icon.

Initially, Hazlewood maintained a behind-the-scenes role with Sinatra, enlisting arranger and composer Billy Strange, as well as other members of The Wrecking Crew (the famed Los Angeles session musicians) for the singer’s best-selling 1966 debut LP, Boots. But when they returned to the studio later that year for Sinatra’s sophomore effort, How Does That Grab You?, Hazlewood joined the singer for a duet of his song, “Sand.” Over the next year, as Sinatra’s star rose, the artists continued to collaborate in the vocal booth, finding success with “Summer Wine,” “Lady Bird,” and the cinematic “Some Velvet Morning” (all penned by Hazlewood). In 1967, just months after Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash scored a country hit with “Jackson,” Sinatra and Hazlewood released a pop version of the offbeat song, landing in the Top Ten across Europe and peaking at No.14 in the US.

Recalling her duets with Hazlewood, Sinatra laughs, “we used to call it beauty and the beast!” Voices with no blend.” Indeed, no one could have predicted that these two contrasting voices (and personalities) would work together quite so well. Praising the duo’s “sonic alchemy,” Hunter Lea writes, “rarely in music has there been such an unlikely collaboration: Nancy, the sassy and sweet songstress contrasted by Lee, the gruff, psychedelic cowboy. A harmonic partnership that defies conventional logic yet yields so much beauty.”

Before long, it seemed only natural for the artists to release an entire album together. In addition to compiling their recent duets (many of which appeared on Sinatra’s solo LPs), the duo recorded several new covers and Hazlewood originals. Billy Strange and The Wrecking Crew provided lush orchestral arrangements, as the two artists performed a range of material, including folk, pop, and country songs, with a twist of psychedelia.

Throughout the album, a palpable chemistry can be heard between Sinatra and Hazlewood – from the frisky banter on “Greenwich Village Folk Song Salesman” to the tongue-in-cheek delivery of “I’ve Been Down So Long (It Looks Up To Me).” But the artists also reveal their softer sides – particularly in the romantic balladry of “Sand.” Their languid rendition of “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” meanwhile, is downright erotic, despite the lyrics. But, as Sinatra asserts, her decades-long relationship with Hazlewood was always platonic. “We had sort of a love/hate relationship,” she explains. “Maybe it was a sexual tension because we never had any kind of affair. I don’t know exactly what it was, but it worked.”

That je ne sais quoi certainly did work. Upon its release in the spring of 1968, Nancy & Lee became a critical and commercial hit on both sides of the Atlantic, peaking at No.13 on the Billboard 200 and No.17 in the UK. By 1970, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA. Over the decades, however, the appeal of Nancy & Lee has only grown, while the album has amassed an enduring cult status that few titles achieve. Multiple generations of artists, including Sonic Youth, Lana Del Rey, and the Jesus & Mary Chain, have cited Nancy & Lee as an influence.

In recent years, Nancy & Lee has also inspired a groundswell of recognition from such outlets as Rolling Stone, which ranked the pair at No.9 on their 20 Greatest Duos of All Time list. Pitchfork included Nancy & Lee in their “Best Albums of the 1960s” roundup, hailing the record as “a document of a flawless collaboration.” The UK’s Far Out Magazine declared Nancy & Lee to be “a masterpiece that still ripples in the sonic waves today.” NPR, meanwhile, noted that “Sinatra and Hazlewood masterfully marry sunshiny orchestral elements with lyrics that dig at something darker about the human condition.” They went on to praise Sinatra’s work on Nancy & Lee as “some of the best that she’s ever recorded…it proved that she would hardly allow herself to be pigeonholed into one-hit wonder territory. Here, she made it clear that she was capable of so much more.”

Today, Sinatra reflects fondly on her time with Hazlewood. “The most fun was when there were two mics in the studio, and Lee was on one and I was on one,” she recalls. When asked about the lasting appeal of Nancy & Lee, the artist credits much of its success to her partner. “Lee has a following that continues to this day. He’s beloved; people love him all over the world.”

Sinatra’s legacy, meanwhile, continues to grow, as new generations discover her impressive catalog (which boasts nearly 20 studio albums – her duets with Hazlewood among them – and dozens of charting singles, including the theme song to the 1967 James Bond film, You Only Live Twice). In 2020, Sinatra was recognized by her peers when “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” was inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame. That same year, Sinatra partnered with Light in the Attic Records for Nancy Sinatra: Start Walkin’ 1965-1976, a definitive survey of her most prolific period. At the end of 2021, LITA reissued Sinatra’s classic debut, Boots, while the label will continue to celebrate Sinatra with a variety of special releases, exclusive merch, and more.
Prohibited By Law Regiment - Marked For Death
Prohibited By Law Regiment
Marked For Death
CD | 1992 | EU | Reissue (Hip Hop Enterprise)
18,99 €*
Release:1992 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Prohibited By Law Regiment was a pioneering rap group from Anchorage, AK. They released their debut album in 1990 through Seattle's Black Emerald Records, entitled "Armed And Dangerous". They followed it up in 1992 by dropping their sophomore & last album, "Marked For Death" as the group disbanded soon after.



"Marked For Death" was only released on tape originally and is an absolutely amazing album from start to finish with just under 70 minutes of pure heat. Now 30 years later HHE is proud to drop it on CD for the first time ever, in a limited edition of 300 pieces. All tracks have been remastered by Jee Van Cleef.



Due to delays caused by RSD and the poor excuse of an album from Adele the LP version will be coming in a few months along with tons of other vinyl editions of killer hip-hop!
Jazz Sabbath - Jazz Sabbath Vol. 2
Jazz Sabbath
Jazz Sabbath Vol. 2
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Blacklake)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Longtime Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne keys and guitar player Adam Wakeman (as Milton Keanes) is back with Jazz Sabbath Vol. 2. According to the liner notes, the UK jazz trio Jazz Sabbath were recording 2 albums in 1969 when disaster struck. Their debut album was cancelled, and their second album shelved; leaving room for a certain band from Birmingham becoming famous by playing metal versions of their jazz songs; claiming they were their own. Jazz Sabbath were powerless to do anything about it. Their 50-year-streak of misfortune ended in 2020 with the discovery of their debut album master tapes and the following re-release of the album. Now, reunited after 52 years, Jazz Sabbath entered the studio and finished recording their sophomore album. With the theft by the band from Birmingham exposed, Milton Keanes and colleagues can now present these songs in their original form, replenished with 52 years of experience, vigor... and rage. The tranquil 'Symptom Of The Universe', the full 8-minute version of 'Paranoid' (not that metal afterthought version everyone knows) and of course the song that other band so blatantly named themselves after.
OG Keemo - Mann Beisst Hund
OG Keemo
Mann Beisst Hund
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Chimperator)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
OG Keemo ist der Mann der Stunde und macht dabei alles anders. Sein zweites Studioalbum „Mann beisst Hund“ erzählt Kemosabees Geschichte von der Hochhaussiedlung bis ins Jetzt als loses biografisches Epos rund um die (halbfiktiven) Charaktere Malik, Yasha und natürlich Keemo. Ein musikalisches Movie in einer Traditionslinie von La Haine bis Topboy. Die auf 1000 Stück streng limitierte CD-Edition kommt im hochwertigen Digipack zum Aufklappen. Schön und stilsicher.
Curren$y & The Alchemist - Continuance
Curren$y & The Alchemist
Continuance
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Empire)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder shipping from 03.06.2022
Following what many would consider a banner year of releases for both artists, Curren$y & The Alchemist reunite for their third collaborative album, Continuance. With a chemistry that is unmatched in this day and age, the album sees Spitta exude effortless confidence over some of Alc's most finely crafted beats, resulting in what many would already consider a timeless piece of work. The 13-track album features a tight, yet impressive roster of guests including Boldy James, Babyface Ray, Styles P, Larry June, Havoc, and old partner in crime, Wiz Khalifa. While their run seems never ending at this point, it is definitely something to be celebrated and not taken for granted.
Michael Jackson - Thriller Limited Edition Numbered Hybrid SACD
Michael Jackson
Thriller Limited Edition Numbered Hybrid SACD
CD | 1982 | US | Reissue (Mobile Fidelity)
49,99 €*
Release:1982 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
Preorder shipping from 18.11.2022
Putting into perspective the incalculable impact and pioneering significance of the best-selling album of all time – Michael Jackson's Thriller – has never been easy. Though Thriller lays claim to mind-boggling statistics that serve as reminders of how pervasive and indispensable it remains to music snobs and casual listeners alike, its essence always traces back to the greatness, power, and scope of the music. Now, as it celebrates its 40th anniversary, the record that reimagined pop; united audiences; made strides towards achieving racial equality; established the video as an artistic and commercial format; and taught the world how to dance sounds even more invigorating than it did during the advent of the Walkman. Mastered from the original analog master tapes, pressed at RTI, and limited to 40,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's UltraDisc One-Step 180g 33rpm LP set does for Thriller what Jackson's unforgettable appearance on the "Motown 25" TV special in 1983 did for his career: It makes the music personal, human, desirable, relatable, imaginative – the definition of cool. This extraordinary reissue does so by presenting the songs in lifelike fashion, zeroing in on the fundamentals with laser focus, and magnifying the brilliance of the production, arrangements, and vocals in ways that let everyone experience Thriller as if hearing the album for the first time.

Surpassing the sonics of earlier reissues and pressings, Mobile Fidelity's 180g LP set strips away prior limitations and provides a clear, dynamic view of a landmark that crashed through every conceivable barrier and permanently transformed music, culture, and society. The expanse and depth of the soundstage, range of detail, percussive textures, air around the vocals, and natural decay of notes come through with demonstration-grade realism.

The gorgeous packaging of the Thriller Ud1s pressing befits the album's select status. Housed in an open-ended slipcase, the set features a special foil-stamped jacket and faithful-to-the-original graphics that illuminate the splendor of the recording. Aurally and visually, this reissue exists as a curatorial artifact meant to be preserved and examined. It is made for discerning listeners that prize sound quality and production, and who desire to fully immerse themselves in everything involved with the album.

Given that no album released during the past four decades even approaches the magnitude of Thriller, everything about it remains important. Numbers – even the "40" tied to its anniversary – don't even tell half the story. The 1982 blockbuster has sold more than 34 million copies in the U.S.; globally, it has moved upwards of 70 million units. Thriller dominated the 1984 Grammy Awards, winning a record-breaking eight trophies and sweeping every major category. It repeated the feat at the American Music Awards. Seven of its nine songs were released as singles; each charted in the Top 10. Perhaps most astonishingly, Thriller topped the Top 200 Albums chart for 37 weeks during a 59-week stretch. Fast forward 24 years, and the album was the biggest-selling catalog title of 2008.

The record's unimpeachable accolades and archival standing help provide another frame of reference. Acclaimed upon arrival, Thriller topped The Village Voice's comprehensive Pazz & Jop poll in 1983. Included in both the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry and the Grammy Hall of Fame, Thriller was ranked by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at No. 3 on its Definitive 200 Albums of All Time. Rolling Stone named it the 12th Greatest Album of All Time. Time deemed it "the greatest pop album of all time." The Independent called it "the most inspiring album of all time."

Thriller proved as influential as it did inspiring. Its unparalleled success, dazzling style, and sleek architecture changed every facet of culture and entertainment. The reverberations echoed throughout society. Thriller crossed over to mainstream channels and white audiences with a degree that no Black musician managed in decades (if ever); prompted MTV to give Black artists a widespread platform; elevated choreography and dance to higher-level artforms; shattered long-standing racial boundaries; and reconceptualized music via a genre- and color-blind blend of fleet pop, funk, disco, soul, and rock sent up with cinematic panache, oversized ambition, and dynamic energy.

Its effect on multitudes of subsequent artists cannot be overstated. Thriller opened up a new galaxy in which Prince soon strolled. It's the same universe that Usher, Maxwell, and Jamiroquai joined in the ‘90s and that contemporary headliners like Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and Bruno Mars orbit today. Their style-blurring identities, R&B-rooted foundations, and interdisciplinary approaches directly link to those on Thriller. Notably, the album's first single – "The Girl Is Mine," a duet and co-write with Beatles legend Paul McCartney – captured the record's unwillingness to cater to a specific race, generation, class, or style. Eddie Van Halen – at the time, the world's premier rock guitarist – performed a similar bridge role by supplying the electrifying solo on "Beat It."

Jackson, Quincy Jones, and company do the rest. Drop the needle on any track on Thriller and the insatiable desire to move takes hold. So do sensations of familiarity, pleasure, fun, and soulfulness. Be it the breathless, bass-laden swagger of the Moonwalking "Billie Jean"; horn-accented, post-disco slide of the gossip critique "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"; rousing tempo of the lush, sequin-adorned "P. Y. T. (Pretty Young Thing)"; gentle balladry and liquid vocal phrasing of "Human Nature"; vivid hybrid of funk-disco and horror-film drama of the title track; or streetwise strut and rhythmic fantasia of "Beat It," Thriller never lets up.

Sacd

Surpassing the sonics of earlier reissues and pressings, this hybrid Sacd strips away prior limitations and provides a clear, dynamic view of a landmark that crashed through every conceivable barrier and permanently transformed music, culture, and society. The expanse and depth of the soundstage, range of detail, percussive textures, air around the vocals, and natural decay of notes come through with demonstration-grade realism. Put simply, this reissue makes the phenomenon that is Thriller eternal.
Pusha T - It's Almost Dry
Paula Perry - Tales From Fort Knox
Paula Perry - Tales From Fort Knox
Paula Perry
Tales From Fort Knox
CD | 1998 | EU | Reissue (Hip Hop Enterprise)
20,99 €*
Release:1998 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
"Paula rapped for the first time over the phone. I was impressed that she just rapped at the drop of a dime, no hesitation. She didn't explain what the rhyme was going to be about , she just rhymed!" Masta Ace recalls. "The female rappers who were out in rap at the time weren't really flowing as well -- on record or at shows -- as she did over the phone.”

Ace liked Paula's style and put her down with The INC., where she was featured on “Who u Jackin'" (from the LP Slaughtahouse) as well as doing background vocals for “What's Going On”, and "Eastbound." Paula also later appeared on the 1995 Sittin' on Chrome album tracks “This Ain't No Game" and "The 8-Side." While being a member of The INC. Paula toured the world with Ace, sharing the stage with the likes of Notorious B.I.G., Wu-Tang Clan, Warren G., Blackstreet, and Queen Latifah.

In getting a deal for Paula, Ace decided to create the music and get it out to the underground, instead of taking the customary route of shopping a demo tape to various record labels. They concocted "Paula's Jam (I Keep It Real Like That)" and after the song was completed, he pressed up some vinyl and shipped it to the top DJ’s all over the country. Once the record was serviced, it immediately became a mixtape staple and requests for the record came from all over including record stores, radio stations, clubs and college radio. Early supporters include New York DJ's Red Alert and Funkmaster Flex, mixtape kings Mister Cee and D.J. Clue, along with Wu-Tang's Method Man and rapper Redman. Record labels were bidding for Paula, but Loose Cannon won out.

"Paula Perry is one of the most talented rappers I've ever heard. She epitomizes what the label is looking for -- raw talent and in your face style. Paula's a true loose cannon and we look forward to blowing up the spot with her," says Lisa Cortes President of Loose Cannon Records.



All the info above are parts taken from an original press release issued by Loose Cannon Records after “Paula’s Jam” was released and in anticipation of the full album that would later become known as “Tales From Fort Knox”. Soon after in 1996 Polygram made the decision to discontinue “Loose Cannon Records” and from the entire label roster only Buju Banton was retained. Paula then shortly fell under the Mercury umbrella but after a lot of in-house changes she ended up at Motown, who planned to release the album on their “Mad Sounds Recordings” sublabel which was primarily focused on hip-hop. When it was time for “Extra, Extra!!” to be released, the label had shifted big chunks of Paula’s promotional budget to Queen Latifah and eventually the album ended up getting shelved.



The album contains production by Domingo, DJ Premier, Easy Mo Bee, Masta Ace (Ase One), Clark Kent, Fanatic, DR Period, Jesse West and features by Masta Ace, Jesse West, Lost Boyz, Kelly Price, Bahamadia, Heather B, Nikki D, Precious Paris & Rah Digga.



Limited to only 350 copies, including a 4 page booklet and all tracks have been remastered by Tradd. The CD version will also have an extra bonus track, the "Paula's Jam (Remix)" produced by Knobody.
Bronze Nazareth & Roc Marciano - Ekphrasis
Bronze Nazareth & Roc Marciano
Ekphrasis
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Black Day In July Productions)
17,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Wu-Tang official's Bronze Nazareth and Roc Marciano combined forces to bring you "Ekphrasis". A vivid and often dramatic verbal description of visual art. The Wu-Tang official emcee provides descriptive rhymes over Roc Marciano production to paint a picture with vivid and graphic detail with assistance from the likes of Fashawn, Skyzoo, Termanology, Roc Marciano, Boldy James, Lord Jessiah, Killah Priest, and Brizz Rawsteen. Tracklisting: Proem Crazy Horse The Precipice Brass Jehova Feat. Skyzoo, Termanology, and Brizz Rawsteen Refocus (Interlude) Survivor's Vow Kevlaar (Interlude) Fanta 6 ft. Fashawn Kettle Black Feat. Lord Jessiah Papyas '21 Feat. Roc Marciano & Killah Priest Nosebleeds Feat. Boldy James Epilogue
Starvin Art Clique - Starving Art
Starvin Art Clique
Starving Art
Digipak CD | 2022 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 300 copies on CD of "Starving Art" by Baltimore's Starvin Art Clique.

The Starvin Art Clique consisted of Christopher "30 Fingaz" Gittens, Robert "Hawaii" Russell and DJ Joe "Guess Who?" Davidge and "Starving Art" was their only album. The full production was handled by Guess Who? and Shane "The Doctor" Faber, features included artists such as Shawn Smith, Jaie, Mekolicious and others.

Originally released on CD on Joe Davidge's Overkast Records in 1998, the release was accompanied by a then and now hard-to-find 12" EP with 5 tracks of the album plus an instrumental version.

Available in a limited run on 2LP, CD and cassette plus digitally on all major platforms.
Noy Riches - Noymanns Feinstes Instrumentals
Noy Riches - Noymanns Feinstes
Da Bush Babess - Ambushed The Demo
Young Murder Squad - How We Livin
Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
Kendrick Lamar
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Interscope)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder shipping from 03.06.2022
Kendrick Lamar releases his first album in 5 years, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers on CD June 3rd, 2022.
Sault - Air
Sault
Air
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Forever Living Originals)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 30.09.2022
Mc Ryt - Let Me Wander
Mc Ryt
Let Me Wander
7"+CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Beats House)
11,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The new project, produced by Djar One and Kesta AKA Kool Kest, is a bundle of 2 limited edition items:
a 45 single with the two highlighted tracks, "Cheer Song" and "Let me wander", and the 10 tracks CD album !!!
The bundle has only 200 copies
Large Pro - Beatz Volume 3
Large Pro
Beatz Volume 3
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Paul Sea Productions)
19,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited to 500 copies. Legendary Hip Hop Producer and Emcee Large Pro aka The Large Professor returns with his highly anticipated 3rd instrumental album, Beatz Volume 3. Back with his traditional signature Boomp Bap sound, LP brings you more well-crafted soulful Beatz that you can rhyme to, DJ with, skateboard, or even dance to! This album features 10 bangers that are sure to make DJs want doubles to back spin! Large Professor states: "Beatz Vol. 3 was made to lift the spirits. From the youthful "Let It Fly" to the ghetto love story sounds of "Rooftop Love", all of the Beatz on this project were made to make the listener feel good. After learning more about my family history, I had to dedicate the song "Ancestors" to my predecessors who are in the "Friendly Skies". Overall, I want to keep that original Boomp Bap style of hip hop alive for my generation, and the real ones to follow." Large Professor is a founding member of the Hip Hop group Main Source. In 1991 their classic debut album "Breaking Atoms" introduced the world to NAS, who was featured on the track "Live at the Barbeque". Some of Large Pro's production and remix credits include tracks for NAS, Eric B. & Rakim, A Tribe Called Quest, Slick Rick, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Tragedy Khadafi, Mobb Deep, Busta Rhymes, Big Daddy Kane, Lord Finesse, Akinyele, Masta Ace, Czarface, Cormega and many more. Recent production credits: RawWattage "Eyez" (2020), "Pressure" Soundtrack (2020), The Lox/Westside Gunn & Benny "Think of the Lox" (2021), Al Skratch "Be Original" (2021), Neek The Exotic ft. Large Pro "XtraExotic" (album) (2021), K.McGyver Hemisphere (2021), Papoose "Represent" (2021), Papoose "Cold Winter" (2021) and the "All The Streets are Silent" Motion Picture Soundtrack (2021).
Field, The - Official (The 1996-1997 Sessions)
Field, The
Official (The 1996-1997 Sessions)
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Hip Hop Enterprise)
18,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The Field (later on known as the Killin' Field) were a duo out of Roxbury, Boston (also the home of Ed O.G.). They started out in the early 90's but didn't release their first release until 1996, the tape-only "Official Heavyweights" EP. In 1997 they dropped another tape-only release with "Big East Vol. 1" which is pretty impossible to find these days.



Out now on CD for the first time ever are those 1996-1997 sessions, limited to only 250 copies and fully remastered by Jee Van Cleef. The vinyl edition will become available in a few months.
Prophets Of The Ghetto - Wreckless Writers (Extended Edition)
Prophets Of The Ghetto
Wreckless Writers (Extended Edition)
CD | 2000 | EU | Reissue (Hip Hop Enterprise)
18,99 €*
Release:2000 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Underground headz will know the deal! This is one of the grails a lot of CD headz have been looking and waiting for and we finally made it happen!



Prophets of the Ghetto are a West Philadelphia based hip-hop group that formed in the early 90's. The four emcees in the group (Meat Matter, Big Bob da Norfstar, D.B.L. and Phat-Nice, a Southside Chicago import) gel flawlessly with beats and scratches from the group’s producers and DJ's Benellis, Gamez, DJ Ken-Cut and DJ Dyce.



Wreckless Writers was the group's debut album originally released back in 2000 but the tracks of the album were all recorded between 1996-1999. Although Wreckless is P.O.G.‘s first release, the members of the group are not rookies. Besides performing at several shows in Philadelphia, they accompanied Bahamadia (who is also featured on the album) on her European tour and freestyled on the renowned Wake-Up Show in San Francisco.



Now in 2022 HHE is proud to bring this album back as the original Cd-r release was only released in very limited fashion. You will get the original 15 tracks + an extra unreleased track "Chastisement" that was recorded during the Wreckless Writers sessions. We also added the 2 last tracks P.O.G. recorded and released in 2002 namely "Chillin On The Chillin Chillin" and "Support".



The CD will be limited to only 300 copies, was remastered by Justin Perkins and the entire layout was handled by Laurence Di Lullo.
Bumpy Knuckles - Produced by Bumpy Knuckles Vol.1
Bumpy Knuckles
Produced by Bumpy Knuckles Vol.1
CD | 2022 | US | Original
26,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
This project is the 1st of many collaborations of dope emcees over the the production of Bumpy Knuckles who many may not know is a producer. Dj EnYouTee saw a visionon and reached out to pull it all together. Hope you enjoy this body of work. Thank you for listening.
John Du Prez - OST Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Part II: The Secret Of The Ooze
John Du Prez
OST Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Part II: The Secret Of The Ooze
CD | 1991 | US | Reissue (Waxwork)
14,99 €* 19,99 € -25%
Release:1991 / US – Reissue
Genre:Soundtracks
Waxwork Records is proud to present the deluxe vinyl release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Part II: THE Secret OF THE Ooze Original Motion Picture Score by John DuPrez. Released in 1991 as the highly anticipated sequel to 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, THE Secret OF THE Ooze follows the adventures of four Turtles: Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, and their Master Splinter. Resuming from the events of the first film, The Shredder returns to take back command of the Foot Clan and work towards getting revenge on the Turtles. When he learns the secret behind the Turtles' mutation, he becomes more dangerous than ever. The film sheds light on the origins of Splinter and the Turtles, as well as introduces two new villains: Tokka and Rahzar.

Lifted from the pages of the popular comic series, a wildly successful Saturday morning cartoon, and a massive hit-line of toy action figures, the motion picture adaptation of the beloved crime fighting turtles brought the Tmnt franchise to the next level.

The gritty and dark NYC martial-arts-superhero-comedy features the four cherished ninja turtles with a slew of other idolized characters such as Master Splinter, Shredder, Casey Jones, April O’Neil, and The Foot.

In collaboration with composer John DuPrez, Tmnt co-creator Kevin Eastman, and Nickelodeon, Waxwork Records is proud to present the official and complete 1991 score to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret of the Ooze for the first time in any format. Sourced from the original masters, the complete film music by DuPrez has been re-stored and re-mastered. Also included is “Ninja Rap” by Vanilla Ice.

The complete album art was created by Kevin Eastman exclusively for Waxwork Records, and it features his classic comic-book illustration style!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Part II: The Secret of the Ooze

Original Motion Picture Score on CD Features:

The Complete 1991 Score by John DuPrez Available For The First Time In Any Format New Art by Tmnt Co-Creator Kevin Eastman
Mannish - Audio Sedative
Mannish
Audio Sedative
Digipak CD | 2021 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 300 copies on CD of Mannish's debut album "Audio Sedative" from 1995.

Next up on "90's Tapes" is the mid-90's underground charmer "Audio Sedative" by Los Angeles-based duo Mannish, consisting of Rappers Jekill and Jive. The dope production was mostly handled by B-Zar (better known as American actor Balthazar Getty) and the cuts were provided by a young DJ Nu-Mark who later on became known as a member of Jurassic 5. Available in a limited run on 2LP, CD and cassette plus digitally on all major platforms.
Lemon Demon - Spirit Phone
Lemon Demon
Spirit Phone
2CD | 2018 | US | Original (Needlejuice)
18,99 €*
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.
Mr. Fingers - Around The Sun Pt.1
Mr. Fingers
Around The Sun Pt.1
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Alleviated)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Mr. Fingers returns on Alleviated Records with a new album!!! Larry Heard (under his most notable monniker) continues on the path he's set with 'Cerebral Hemispheres' in 2018. Encompassing all his influences from Jazz, R&B to Techno and Ambient these lush tracks with a feel that no one else expresses quite like Mr. Fingers. Right from the start with "Around the Sun" the ten track album pulls you in with these lush produced tracks and effortlessly captivates you with the always infectious grooves and perfectly spaced arrangements. No need to further elaborate... This is Larry Heard at his finest.
Che Noir - Food For Thought
Che Noir
Food For Thought
CD | 2022 | US | Original (TCF Music Group)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder shipping from 03.06.2022
The Shea Butter Queen is back! It’s been more than a year since her last release, After 12, but Che has returned with a body of work that she clearly spent her time on. She not only serves up a barrage of bars on Food For Thought, but also produces 6 of 12 tracks. The other 6 cuts are handled by TrickyTrippz, JR Swiftz & Motif Alumni, Chup, and a couple up-n-comers. Guests include 38 Spesh, Ransom, Rome Streetz, Armani Caesar, 7xvethegenius, and more.
Leaf Dog & Bva - The Menu
Leaf Dog & Bva
The Menu
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Real Life Drama)
10,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The Menu is a 16 track album by Leaf Dog & BVA. The album features M.O.P and Keith Murray with most of the production done by Leaf Dog but featuring production from Illinformed and Stevi Beats
PJ Morton - Watch The Sun
PJ Morton
Watch The Sun
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Empire)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 10.06.2022
Watch The Sun is the next studio album from the acclaimed musician, PJ Morton. Following a prolific and remarkable creative run that saw 5 consecutive years of Grammy Nominations and 6 LPs since 2017, Watch The Sun aims to take a step back from it all. Looking to escape from outside noises and influences, PJ Morton chose to record in the secluded and storied Studio In The Country, where Stevie Wonder worked on 1979’s Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants, and artists like Allen Toussaint, Betty Davis and Dr. John have all recorded. Featuring the previously released “Please Don’t Walk Away,” & “My Peace,” the album is set to be his biggest and most anticipated release to date, delivering one of the most expansive sonic palettes he has ever developed as producer. Watch The Sun includes appearances from JoJo, Mr. Talkbox, Chronixx, Stevie Wonder, Nas, Wale, Jill Scott, Alex Isley, El Debarge, Zacardi Cortez, Gene Moore, Samoht, Tim Rogers & Darrel 'MusiqCity' Walls.
Josh Dally - Speak Your Mind
Josh Dally
Speak Your Mind
CD | 2022 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 24.06.2022
Josh Dally's debut album is finally here! Presenting.."Speak Your Mind". An album of golden romance and heartfelt ballads drenched in neon synths. A must for all synth lovers!
Arcade Fire - We
Rammstein - Zeit Special Edition
Illuvia - Iridescence Of Clouds: Sea Of Vapour
Illuvia
Iridescence Of Clouds: Sea Of Vapour
2CD | 2022 | UK | Original (A Strangely Isolated Place)
17,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Illuvia expands upon his 2021 ambient drum'n' bass hybrid album Iridescence Of Clouds, with a new suite of alternate and once discarded versions. Revisited, remastered and presented as an extended digital album and double CD, with a new artwork version by Noah M / Keep Adding.
Viktor Vaughn (Mf Doom) - Vaudeville Villain
Midnight Danger - Nights At Lake Milsen
Midnight Danger
Nights At Lake Milsen
CD | 2022 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
It Continues... Pure Dark Power!!!! Midnight Danger teams up with with renowned rock and metal musicians, to deliver a monumental release with plenty of Shred! Guitarists Kane Roberts (Alice Cooper), Rafael Bittencourt (Angra), Martin Sweet (Crashdïet) and Sonia Anubis (Crypta); singer Danny Rexon (Crazy Lixx); and Australian saxophonist Max Cruise are amongst the roster and have pure adrenaline pumping tracks for your retro-souls to hear.
Casual & Dead Perry - The Art Of Reanimation
Casual & Dead Perry
The Art Of Reanimation
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Below System)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
“The Art Of Reanimation” album is a project by West Coast emcee and member of the legendary Hieroglyphics crew, Casual with production anomaly/executive producer Dead Perry. The result is an eighteen-track deep affair that both remixes tracks from his Casual's “Big Head Science” LP from 2020 and includes four new tracks. Production is primarily handled by Dead Perry who tends to create darker and more claustrophobic soundscapes that you don’t usually hear Casual flow on. However Perry also enlists long-time ally L Nasty to tackle a handful of tracks bringing the listener up for some air. As Perry says of the vision for the album "I wanted the beats to cater to the hardcore Hieroglyphics fan but still keep a certain level of grime so my own style would stay apparent on the album." Also enlisted for the project is turntablists DJ TMB and DJ Jason D who aid cuts to a number of tracks as well as a plethora of legendary emcees and notables from the recent boom-bap renaissance. Featured guests include Ghostface Killah, Planet Asia, Ras Kass, Killah Priest, ETO, Daniel Son, Celph Titled, Crimeapple, Rockness Monsta, Phesto, Tristate, P-Dirt, J-Spliff, MC Wicks and more. The album is available via Below System Records on all digital stores and as limited CD and Cassette version. Vinyl version courtesy of Tuff Kong Records.
Cypress Hill - Back In Black
Wildchild - Omowale
Wildchild
Omowale
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Krb Music)
18,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
New full length album from Wildchild entitled Omowale. This album depicts the daily struggles & blessing of a black man's mentality i America. With features & production from: Madlib, Nottz, Georgia ANN Muldrow, Posdnous, Guilty Simspon, Rass Kass, Ohno & More! As 2020 shifted a lot of perspectives for the good & bad of humanity, we visualize this as Omowale unfolds from beginning to end.
Daniel Son - The Bush Doctor
Brothers Of The Same Mind - Gotta Have Style
Brothers Of The Same Mind
Gotta Have Style
CD | 2021 | CA | Original (Dust & Dope)
19,99 €*
Release:2021 / CA – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Brothers of the Same Mind are: M.C. Class, DJ Swift, B-Max, Sin-Q & Mellow Touch.

In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, Dust & Dope Recordings presents Gotta Have Style, the previously unreleased album by one of Seattle's best kept secrets. Featured in one of the very first Unsigned Hype columns, this five-man crew released one 12" single and an extremely rare cassette EP in 1991, however their full length album was permanently shelved... until now. This CD release features unheard, alternate recordings of the cuts from their EP, plus nine more completely unreleased, never before leaked, full-length songs. All tracks originally recorded 1989-1991, restored from their original DAT masters and expertly remastered by the legendary Earl Holder at Hdqrtz Mastering Studio.



- Limited edition run of 300 professionally pressed CDs in jewel case packaging

- 12-page booklet containing 10-page interview by Werner Von Wallenrod

- Bonus fold-out poster featuring cover artwork by Spek The Architek

- Mastered by Earl Holder at Hdqrtz Mastering Studio
Huerco S - Plonk
Huerco S
Plonk
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Incienso)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The first Huerco S. album in 6 years, Plonk’s world does not wholly resemble anything Brian Leeds has made under any alias. His sound palette has broadened to absorb and refine trap’s un-smeared geometrics and drill’s taught rhythms amongst the gaseous bodies and soul-piercing ambience that has garnered such acclaim; Where those previous veins were rooted in the pre-Columbian civilizations of his native Kansas, Plonk reflects the mournful sodium glow of cities at night, street corners that light up with painful moments of clarity you wish would disappear.
Rhythm Blunt Cru Aka Cru - The Early 90s Pre-Demos
Rhythm Blunt Cru Aka Cru
The Early 90s Pre-Demos
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Pretty crazy this one!! My man Brian Kayser [Chopped Herring Interviews] hit up MC Chadio with a book idea. He happened to mention Herring and the rest is history. These are the demos that attracted Violator Ent impresario ‘Baby’ Chris Lighty [R.I.P.]. Lighty hooked up the deal with Def Jam through a second set of demos, but these beauties are what started the ball rolling on the career of three man outfit Cru previously known as Rhythm Blunt Cru. The name was shorted by Russell Simmons who I can only assume thought the word ‘blunt’ in the name of a group was a negative [when we all know that it’s a huge positive!!!]. There’s not much more to say here – just take a listen to the snippets and dig that lost early 90’s NY flava that we feen for. Massive Fish!!!!
Rome X Ankhlejohn - Genesis 1:27
Rome X Ankhlejohn
Genesis 1:27
CD | 2021 | CA | Original (Good Felons)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / CA – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Collaboration album between Rome Streetz & Ankhlejohn, Genesis 1:27. One of our favorites and is now available on limited edition glass-mastered CD. Entirely produced by Chop La Rok & Rare Scrilla, the production team behind the recent smash, Pyrex Picasso, by Benny The Butcher. Limited to 200 copies.
New Arcades - In The Deepest Of Dreams
New Arcades
In The Deepest Of Dreams
CD | 2021 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
New Arcades are officially back with a synth-packed gem packed with magical textures and a high replay value. A must for synthlovers. Delve into the most wondrous parts of your imagination and enjoy!
Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks - Burn Everything That Bears Your Name
V.A. - G- Smoke
Conway The Machine & Big Ghost Ltd - If It Bleeds It Can Be Killed Cep Cover Edition
Conway The Machine & Big Ghost Ltd
If It Bleeds It Can Be Killed Cep Cover Edition
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (GourmetDeluxxx)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The new album by Conway The Machine

The Signature Glass Master Compact Disc Comes With A TWO Page Front Cover AND A Four Page Double Sided Gloss Finished Fold OUT Poster.

FoldED Corner Cellofane Cellophane Wrap Keeping IT IN A Pristine Condition.
Godfather Don & Parental (de Kalhex) - Osmosis
Godfather Don & Parental (de Kalhex)
Osmosis
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Akromegalie / HHV)
15,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 300 copies.

Heads be ready: Godfather Don is back with a new album, fully produced by Paris-based Parental (of Kalhex fame). 16 tracks in total incl. all instrumentals plus a bonus beat by Godfather Don make this one another sureshot for your record collection of Hip Hop must-have's!
Bush Babees - Ambushed
Bush Babees
Ambushed
Digipak CD | 2021 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
15,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 300 copies on CD.

The Bush Babees debut album finally gets a reissue treatment on limited 2LP+7", cassette, CD and digitally. "Ambushed" contains instant classics like "We Run Things" or "Remember We" and features productions by the likes of Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, Salaam Remi, Jermaine Dupri and others.

The trio consisting of Kaos, Y-Tee and Mr. Man grew up in the West Indies, so reggae had a strong influence on their music. Formed in 1992, the Brooklyn representatives dropped their debut in 1994 followed by the sophomore album "Gravity" in 1996 with the help from a number of Native Tongue members including Q-Tip and The Ummah, Pos of De La Soul, Rahzel of The Roots as well as a young Mos Def.
Primeridian, The - I'll Meet You In Greenwich
Primeridian, The
I'll Meet You In Greenwich
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.

"I'll Meet You In Greenwich" is a true classic from the late 90's from Chicago's The Primeridian. Tight productions paired with smooth back & forth rhymes by Tree & See-Me-On make this album another unique gem in your Golden Era collection. Available on limited 2LP vinyl, CD and cassette as well as digitally!
Realist, The - Time Killaz / Gimme Love
Realist, The
Time Killaz / Gimme Love
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.

Next up on 90's Tapes is another underground gem from the Golden Era, this time from Grand Rapids, MI. The Realist's "Time Killaz / Gimme Love" is another true-school gem for the heads out there. Peep "420 (Keep Doin It)" and you know what to expect. Available on limited 3LP vinyl, CD and cassette as well as digitally!
B.L.U.N.T.E.D. Crew, The - The Triangle
B.L.U.N.T.E.D. Crew, The
The Triangle
Digipak CD | 2020 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
14,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strictly limited edition of 300 copies!

Next up on "90's Tapes" is a late nineties nugget from The B.L.U.N.T.E.D. Crew called "The Triangle". Check out "Keep Your Head" and you will instantly fall in love with this gem. Available for the very first time on vinyl and cassette beside a new CD and digital version!
King Orgasmus One - Manifest Limited Edition
MF DOOM - Special Herbs Volume 5 & 6
MF DOOM
Special Herbs Volume 5 & 6
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
13,49 €* 14,99 € -10%
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 five and six of the acclaimed series are available on CD for the first time in years. With obscure loops and dusty samples galore, Special Herbs Vol. 5 & 6 is a must-have for any DOOM fan or hip-hop head.
MF DOOM - Special Herbs Volume 3 & 4
MF DOOM
Special Herbs Volume 3 & 4
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
14,99 €*
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.
MF DOOM - Special Herbs Volume 1 & 2
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Mathematik
No Division Volume 2
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Urbnet)
17,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder shipping from 27.05.2022
Hip-Hop pioneer Mathematik is meticulous with his craft. He avoids shortcuts, and proves that the strategy works by constructing a tightly managed sound. Mathematik’s upcoming record No Division Vol. 2, is a thematic continuation from his 2005 release, No Division, but is adapted for a 2021 landscape. The twelve-track record features multiple producers, and marks the follow up to his 2019 LP, ReAL/iS-HiM. No Division Vol. 2 is set for release in 2021 via Urbnet. Based in Toronto, ON, Mathematik is a multi-disciplinary artist (emcee, DJ, producer) who started out as a dancer, eventually evolving as a lyricist, and then learning to DJ. Once a member of the soulful Hip-Hop crew Down to Erf, Mathematik's background embodies almost all the fundamental aspects of hip-hop culture. A compiled list of his fellow collaborators reads like a Canadian Hip Hop ‘who’s who’ commemorative. Highlights include producer K-Cut, Sic Sense, Citizen Kane, Saukrates, and Dream Warriors.
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38 Spesh - Speshal Blends V.3
38 Spesh
Speshal Blends V.3
CD | 2022 | US | Original (TCF Music Group)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder shipping from 03.06.2022
The third instalment of “Speshal Blends” instrumental series includes ten sought-after beats culled from Spesh’s own 6 Shots: Overkill EP, Che Noir’s Juno album, 1000Words’ compilation, and the Army of Trust II compilation. This collection further proves that on top of being one of the nicest emcees on the mic, Spesh is also one of the illest producers in the game. The cover continues the series’ trend of tributing the cigar brands most popular for rolling blunts. This time around Dutch Masters’ packaging gets flipped.
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Nu Genea - Bar Mediterraneo
Nu Genea
Bar Mediterraneo
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (NG Records)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 27.06.2022
Four years after Nuova Napoli, Nu Genea are back with Bar Mediterraneo, a new album and journey, which projects the sounds of the Neapolitan duo formed by Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina even further. Nu Genea's Bar Mediterraneo is an idea of a shared place where people meet and fuse together; a space that leaves its doors open to travellers and their lives, always exposed to the whims of fate. Some of this can be experienced through the multitude of sounds that come together in the tracks, layers of different acoustic instruments, voices and synthesizers merging in a unique musical blend. Opening up to the voices of many different people, separated by languages but united by the sea and the music, Nu Genea's hometown, Napoli, becomes a true place of encounter. You can hear this all along. In "Gelbi", a gorgeously deep and propulsive Ney flute plunges into murky waters of the melancholic Tunisian dialect sung by Marzouk Mejri. In "Marechia'", unbridled happiness and sun ooze from the delicate vocals of Célia Kameni and create an acrobatic bridge between French and Neapolitan language. In "Straniero", your soul is arrested from the moment the slow spell-binding mandolin ignites the hypnotic patterns recorded by the legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. In "Bar Mediterraneo", the title track, bittersweet guitar’s riffs, analog waves and choirs are overwhelming the song giving you what you would like to hear on a boat trip along the Amalfi Coast. Nu Genea couldn't afford to overlook their firmly anchored roots into the Neapolitan culture and its dialect with "Tienaté", where the power of neapolitan language (interpreted by Fabiana Martone) supports those quarter-tone strings and the uncessant folk-disco groove that spreads to the entire song. In "Praja Magia", repetitive mandolin riffs lead the song, giving space to a choral yet tight vocal line that speaks of Varcaturo, a village close to Napoli. In "Rire", a volley of poetic, deceptively laidback, lyrical fury interpreted by Sicilian Marco Castello intimately combines with a highly musical, multitextured instrumental backbone and the swoon of a chanson in its heart. In "La Crisi'', the lyrics of a Raffaele Viviani’s poem from 1930 have been adapted to a laidback jazz-funk groove in full NG style. In "Vesuvio", revaluing the evocative verses and powerful mantra of Vesuvio, Nu Genea re-adapted to the dancefloor a folk song by the working-class band E’ Zezi from Pomigliano D'Arco, combining the voices of a school choir with Jupiter-6 arpeggios and bold percussions. Bar Mediterraneo is the place where people constantly return to transform curiosity into participation, tradition into sharing, unfamiliar into familiar. When travellers come through its “doors”, carrying their treasures of words and emotions, they aren’t strangers any more. They take part in a shared experience, enriching themselves and others by leading to unexpected musical journeys
Vic Spencer & Small Professor - Mudslide
Vic Spencer & Small Professor
Mudslide
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Coalmine)
17,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder shipping from 15.07.2022
Chicago-meets-Philly when Vic Spencer and Small Professor connect on Mudslide, the incredible new album from this pairing of raw talents. Coalmine Records is proud to share this project with the world, and it marks Small Pro’s third collaborative release on the label after he previously linked with Guilty Simpson and the late Sean Price. For the producer, it was an exciting new opportunity to team up with an emcee who’s gruff-voiced, hilarious, and can out-rap anyone on the planet. “Plus, my past Coalmine projects have their own neo/prog-boom-bap vibe, and ‘Mudslide’ continues that particular sonic blueprint,” Small Pro said. And for fans of that sound, you’re not going to find a better example of that sound than this album. It’s just as experimental as it is steeped in the traditions of rap thanks to Vic’s boundary-pushing rhymes and Small Pro’s immensely satisfying instrumentals. Tracks like “Lil Jon’s Weed Stash,” “Ew McNasty’s Revenge,” and “Selfcare Welfare” marry psychedelic vibes with grounded and clever lyricism. Another immediate standout is the lead focus track “Pitfall Music,” which features a mean-mugging guest verse from Flee Lord with cuts supplied by acclaimed turntablist, DJ Revolution.
Crown - Underground Crown
Crown
Underground Crown
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Just Listen)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Eight years have gone by since Crown of Grim Reaperz blessed us with a new offering.

Since "Pieces To Puzzle" dropped way back in 2014, Crown has been chipping away at an array of production credits, all whilst recruiting Bask One of Beneath The Underground to release this 17 joint mammoth LP entitled Underground Crown.

Curated and executed by Bask One over an 18 month period, both Crown and Bask bring forth a well rounded line up of old and new school boombap lyricists from the East & Westcoasts, with over 50+ emcees flexing their lyricism over Crowns heavy, yet eclectic raw boombap beats.

Underground Crown clocks over 70+ minutes, with features from heavyweights: Tragedy Khadafi, Chris Rivers, Jay Royale, Rigz, Mooch, MAV & Rob Gates of Da Cloth, iLL Conscious, Da Buze Bruvaz, Mad Squablz, Shabaam Sahdeeq, DV Alias Khryst, Born Unique, UG, Ruste Juxx to name just a few.

They also have summoned some of the illest cut masters to complete the whole picture, including Snowgoons DJ Crypt, DJ TMB, DJ Robert Smith, DJ Venum, DJ Grazzhoppa plus many more.
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Slick Walk (DJ Robert Smith & Merse) - Dichotomy
Slick Walk (DJ Robert Smith & Merse)
Dichotomy
Tape | 2022 | EU | Original (Just Listen)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited to 100 copies.

"We started the Dichotomy project in 2018, not knowing what the following years would have in store for us. But then came: 2 kids, a major stadium tour with a big artist and a pandemic.

Now, finally that all this can comfortably take a back seat, we focused to get it done: our mix tape Dichotomy which has been in store for such a long time. Luckily for us it did not lose any allure and so we're proud to present a colorful bunch of musical flowers that venture out in all kinds of directions that had always spoken to us.

The overarching philosophical theme is now more present than it has ever been: the ever expanding gap between two opposites is something that threatens to tear the world apart, but is also just the natural state of being. Separation, dualism is life. When we unite we go back into a hyper-real and transcendent state - which music more often than not is capable of accomplishing and what we are traying to make palpable in all these tracks of this effort.

You can finally hold it in your own hands IRL - in a format that has long been forgotten, but which - in secret - we all still love and adore: the good old tape. - DJ Robert Smith & Merse in the Spring of 2022"
Your Old Droog X Tha God Fahim - Tha Wolf On Wall St. Volume 1 & 2
Your Old Droog X Tha God Fahim
Tha Wolf On Wall St. Volume 1 & 2
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
After creating a stir online with 2021’s outstanding collaborative project Tha Wolf On Wall St, independent hip-hop titans Your Old Droog and Tha God Fahim are back with an official follow-up. Blending Droog’s relentless punchlines with Fahim’s streetwise folk tales, "Tha Wolf On Wall St 2: The American Dream" highlights the duo’s undeniable chemistry, as this Brooklyn to Atlanta connection remains as potent as ever. While their styles differ, Your Old Droog and Tha God Fahim instill the collection with a shared vision, centered on overcoming adversity and attaining success against all odds. This special-edition CD includes the original "Tha Wolf On Wall St" along with the sequel.
Godfather Don - Hazardous
Godfather Don
Hazardous
Jewel Case CD | 2022 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited jewel case CD edition of 250 copies of "Hazardous" by Godfather Don.

The debut album of New York based rapper and producer Godfather Don was originally released in 1991 via Select Records and gained an undeniable grail status amongst fans and collectors. Entirely produced by Don himself, the album is a hard-hitter from front to back and we are honored to finally give this masterpiece the reissue treatment 30+ years after it's initial release.

Available in a limited run on colored and regular black 2LP, CD in digipak as well as jewel case and cassette plus digitally on all major platforms.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Unlimited Love Softpack CD Edition
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Unlimited Love Softpack CD Edition
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Warner)
18,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Red Hot Chili Peppers will unveil their new album and twelfth full-length offering, Unlimited Love [Warner Records], on April 1, 2022. It notably marks their first recording with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006 and first with producer and longtime collaborator Rick Rubin since 2011. To herald Unlimited Love, the Los Angeles band just shared the first single and music video “Black Summer.”



“Our only goal is to get lost in the music. We (John, Anthony, Chad and Flea) spent thousands of hours, collectively and individually, honing our craft and showing up for one another, to make the best album we could. Our antennae attuned to the divine cosmos, we were just so damn grateful for the opportunity to be in a room together, and, once again, try to get better. Days, weeks and months spent listening to each other, composing, jamming freely, and arranging the fruit of those jams with great care and purpose. The sounds, rhythms, vibrations, words and melodies had us enrapt.



We yearn to shine a light in the world, to uplift, connect, and bring people together. Each of the songs on our new album UNLIMITED LOVE, is a facet of us, reflecting our view of the universe. This is our life’s mission. We work, focus, and prepare, so that when the biggest wave comes, we are ready to ride it. The ocean has gifted us a mighty wave and this record is the ride that is the sum of our lives. Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoy it.

ROCK OUT MOTHERFUCKERS!” - Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, John Frusciante



On lead track “Black Summer,” ethereal guitar underlines introspective lyrics as the rhythm unlocks a hypnotic drum groove highlighted by evocative bass. It quietly inhales only to exhale with a massive refrain, “It’s been a long time since I made a new friend, waiting on another black summer to end,” before a guitar solo echoes to the heavens and back.



Unlimited Love resumes a three-decade partnership with Rick Rubin [Johnny Cash, Adele]. Their creative collaboration spans legendary albums, including the diamond-selling Blood Sugar Sex Magik [1991], Californication [1999], By The Way [2002], and Stadium Arcadium [2006].



The interplay between the band borders on intergalactic once again—yet elevated to another stratosphere altogether. Unlimited Love represents the united spirit of four individual souls still fearlessly exploring the future of their eternal friendship and musical congregation.



This summer, Red Hot Chili Peppers will launch their first tour in support of Unlimited Love. They’ve invited a dynamic cohort of guests along for the ride at select dates, including Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals and Thundercat and will be playing stadium dates in the UK in June 2022.
NoDoz - Ready To Detonate
NoDoz
Ready To Detonate
CD | 2013 | EU | Reissue (Hip Hop Enterprise)
18,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
HHE is back with some legendary old school Houston, TX hip-hop! Rap-A-Lot headz better take notice right now!! For those unfamiliar, NoDōz were an old school rap duo out of Houston, TX created by the legendary Def Jam Blaster and rapper D. Latroi.



Def Jam Blaster... aaah where to begin? Maybe back in 1987 when he worked on a 7" which started the career of a local rapper named DJ Akshen? Or 1988 when he worked on one of the most iconic 12" records Ever in hip-hop? A 12" from that same rapper Akshen that would have the world forever know him as Scarface from that day on. Or when Def Jam Blaster started the duo Private Identity in 1989 with another legendary Houston rapper 3-2? Or how in 90's Def Jam Blaster worked on albums for Raheem, Royal Flush, Willie D, Big Mello, Madd Hatta and Mobb Deep.



I think you get my point by now, this is a man that paid his dues with the best of them... Now back to our story... After Private Identity died down after doing some recordings Def Jam Blaster hooked back up with D. Latroi, a rapper he met a year before, and started making some demos, material that has remained shelved up until now as we have had the pleasure to include them as bonus tracks for the CD release.



In 1992 NoDōz were signed to Revolution Records, an imprint that was focused primarily on R&B. Right before they could finish the album D. Latroi started having some serious health issues and Revolution Records started second guessing their decision to drop a hip-hop record so the album was shelved.



Now 30 years later we are excited to present you all the tracks from those 1992 sessions, the demos and remixes all from the DAT tapes. The 8 page booklet will include an interview done by Werner Von Wallenrod with Def Jam Blaster which was done specifically for this release. All tracks remastered by Justin Perkins and DJ Pyra-C and the entire CD layout was handled by man Laurence Di Lullo.



Limited to only 300 copies!
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Sven Väth - Catharsis
Sven Väth
Catharsis
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Cocoon)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Catharsis is Sven Väth's first solo album in almost 20 years, and the 50th album to be released on his incomparable label, Cocoon Recordings. Produced alongside Gregor Tresher, it arrives on 25 February 2022 and is a musical autobiography that charts Svens most extraordinary life in techno.

Without the West German-born Väth, techno would look, sound and feel very different. Since falling in love with electronic music and DJing in 1981, his dedication to the art has never faltered. He plays every party as if it were his last. His broad smile has connected with millions of people around the world. His colourful and curious character has imbued techno with a personality it was often lacking. His selections remain hugely unpredictable, despite the fact that he has been playing around the world for more than 40 years. To remain not only relevant but innovative after so long is a testament to Sven's ability to connect through music on a deeper level.

Technically, of course, he is a DJ who can play for thirty hours and not miss a beat. His track selections seem almost divine, and his aura is certainly otherworldly. But more than that, he is a ringleader who is able to mix the artful side of techno with the playful side of partying. Most famously he has done this for more than 20 years at his iconic Cocoon parties in Ibiza. They single-handedly introduced techno to the White Isle and have been its beating heart ever since. Under his charge, strict style guidelines and exaggerated pigeonholing no longer apply. Instead, he has perfected the art of playing far and wide while always remaining true to his own musical identity.

In the studio, Sven has always been just as unique. He has worked under several aliases but always brought a fresh perspective. Whether securing chart hits as part of OFF in the eighties, serving up brutalist techno and trance-tinged sounds in the nineties or crafting major label albums in the 2000s, his music has remained utterly forward-looking. That legacy continues with Catharsis as Sven teams up with highly respected producer Gregor Tresher for his latest long-form offering. Tresher has long been part of the Cocoon family and is a revered artist in his own right, when the two got together in the studio it was clear they had an instant connection and there would only be one person fit to co-author this LP.

It is a record inspired by Sven's interest in the physical and spiritual processes that take place when we dance. "They are realms into which we immerse ourselves to experience our own mysticism and ecstasy," he muses. "Dancing is a conversation between body and soul and it spiritually connects us with each other." Because of the pandemic, that is of course a feeling that we all missed out on for so long. "No dancing, no paradise!" says Sven. "My imagination for this record was fueled by the many cultural experiences and encounters I have had in my life. They gave me the strength to find a way, the way to myself." And that way to himself is through music, through purifying dancing rituals and the exchange of spiritual energies that are generated in the club.

The thirteen-track album explores all facets of Sven's sound. It opens with the stomping drums but sleek synths of 'What I Used To Play' and unfolds through deep and dirty rhythms like 'The Worm', subtly euphoric highs on 'The Inner Voice' and the bubbly tribalism of the title track. There is the impassioned call-to-arms that is 'Feiern', peak-time melodic workout 'Mystic Voices' and soothing electronic lullabies like 'Being In Love'. The second half of the album takes in many more twists and turns such as the exotic strings and driving drums of 'Butoh', the paranoid techno minimalism of 'nyx' and expansive synthscapes of ambient gem 'The Cranes Of Gangtey Valley' before things play out though rugged beats and emotive chords on 'We Are', which is named after the idea that we are what we think. "With our thoughts, we make the world.? says Sven.

Then comes the moody reflection of 'Silvi's Dream', which was written in French for Sven's girlfriend. Last but not least we have the immersive dream that is 'Panta Rhei', which completes a trio of electronica tunes on the album. Ambient music has been an integral part on almost every album Sven has written because it can bring a certain emotional deepness, a quality that Sven always has been looking for.

'Catharsis' is an adventurous album that captures the good times, the sad times and, most importantly, the times of hope.
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Abdominal - Ab Flex
Abdominal
Ab Flex
CD | 2021 | EU | Reissue (Hip Hop Enterprise)
18,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Back in 1998 Abdominal released his debut album "Ab Flex" on tape only. He sold most of his tapes out of his knapsack back then as you did in the 90's, true backpack rap! This was where it all started for Ab, who became known as one of the best rappers and freestylers ever to come out of Canada and often collaborated with DJ Format in the years to come.



A while ago Ab found 63 original tapes in his dad's basement and headz jumped on those like crazy. Now HHE is extremely proud to announce our collabo with Ab to bring you this amazing piece of work on both CD and Vinyl as well.



Not only will you get the original 9 tracks, no... we will add 6 more previously unreleased bonus tracks from these sessions! To make it even more special we hooked up with known local Toronto illustrator and artist Kagan McLeod (a personal friend of Abdominal) who updated the front cover entirely making this not only an album but a limited piece of art as well!



All tracks remastered by Justin Perkins and limited to only 350 CD's!
Alessandro Cortini - Forse
Alessandro Cortini
Forse
4CD | 2021 | US | Original (Important)
37,99 €* 39,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Alessandro Cortini's acclaimed 'Forse' series is available for the first time on CD including an exclusive disc of 'Forse' performed live. Packaged in matte coated digipacks housed in a heavy duty tip-on style outer box. 2021 digital master by Stephan Mathieu.

Composed using only an original Buchla Music Easel, an incredibly rare electronic music instrument designed by Don Buchla, the Forse series features long, romantic compositions full of voluminous, bombastic tones and dripping with thick timbre.
Benny The Butcher - Pyrex Picasso
Benny The Butcher
Pyrex Picasso
CD | 2021 | CA | Original (Good Felons)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / CA – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The latest and greatest from the legendary, Benny The Butcher. With features from Conway, El Camino & Rick Hyde and production handled by Rare Scrilla and Chop La Rok, this is a throwback to TT3/Plugs I Met-era Benny. Now available on limited edition CD (and cassette).
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