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Your Old Droog - Yod Wave
Your Old Droog
Yod Wave
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
19,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Your Old Droog has been releasing music at a remarkable pace lately, and he isn't showing any signs of slowing down, as the prolific Brooklyn emcee is back with the new album “yod Wave”. Featuring appearances by Mach-Hommy and Tha God Fahim, the collection is pure hip-hop euphoria, with Droog’s sophisticated rhymes levitating over soulful loops. “yod Wave” is entirely produced by famed Montreal artist Nicholas Craven, who has worked with the likes of Roc Marciano, Westside Gunn, Conway, Boldy James, Styles P, and more.
Tha God Fahim - Six Ring Champ
Tha God Fahim
Six Ring Champ
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
19,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
In the ever-competitive hip-hop arena, Tha God Fahim has proven to be a formidable opponent. With an unmistakable voice and an irrepressible flow, the Atlanta rapper has won over countless fans with a unique blend of style and substance, delivering sophisticated street wisdom over raw, soulful beats. Expanding an extraordinary catalog that already includes more than 100 mixtapes, Tha God Fahim is now debuting "Six Ring Champ", his second studio album with Nature Sounds. A meditation on achievement and the hard work it requires, the album is a triumphant statement from an inspiring artist. "Six Ring Champ" features multiple appearances by Your Old Droog, plus production by Nicholas Craven, Camoflauge Monk, Thrasherwulf, and Fahim himself.
Michael Jackson - Thriller Limited Edition Numbered Hybrid SACD
Michael Jackson
Thriller Limited Edition Numbered Hybrid SACD
CD | 1982 | US | Reissue (Mobile Fidelity)
44,99 €* 49,99 € -10%
Release:1982 / US – Reissue
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.


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.
Danger Mouse & Black Thought (The Roots) - Cheat Codes
MLO - Oumuamua
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
17,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Music From Memory are excited to present the first compilation of works by British electronic pioneers MLO aka Peter Smith and Jon Tye. Titled ‘Oumuamua’ and second up in the Virtual Dreams series, the compilation is an in-depth artist focused release containing twelve thoughtfully selected tracks that touch on highlights from the duo’s discography as well as newly (re)discovered music drawn from a vast archive of unreleased pieces, sketches and extended jams recorded between 1993-1995.

MLO’s ambient explorations began when Pete and Jon, having first met in rival punk bands during the late ‘70s, found themselves with unlimited access to an incredibly well-equipped studio, having been hired to produce an Icelandic pop star’s record in the early ‘90s. Particularly charmed by the Korg PS 3300 and an Emulator 2, Smith and Tye were also deeply fascinated by outer space and set about developing a musical landscape informed by both this new state of the art musical equipment and what lay beyond the Earth’s limits. Painting with a palette informed by classical minimalism, new age and the works of Cluster & Eno; the duos primary colours were drones, sustained tones, washes, calming tides, gentle temple bells and soft angelic voices with flickering glimpses of percussion and drums that hinted at the possibilities of a dance floor.

‘Oumuamua’ is a collection of music to get lost-in, a wander down the mazed, mirrored corridors of the subconscious. Peaceful, flowing, fresh-water patterns, drawing the listener toward a mediative, inner space. Not strictly ambient, rather the music rests temporarily within the boundaries between drum ‘n’ bass, library music, soundtracks and Techno. Or how Jon Tye himself puts it: “It really feels like music from a different place, a different time, made by different people.”

Artwork by Vica Pacheco, design by Steele Bonus, liner notes by Dr. Rob
Asha Puthli - The Essential
PJ Morton - Watch The Sun
PJ Morton
Watch The Sun
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Empire)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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.
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Nancy & Lee
CD | 1968 | US | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
19,99 €*
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.


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.
Black Seeds, The - Love & Fire
Black Seeds, The
Love & Fire
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Proville)
7,49 €* 14,99 € -50%
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Love & Fire is the seventh full-length studio album from the multi-platinum selling reggae hybrid band The Black Seeds. It was developed over the past few years, beginning with a series of creative sessions in 2018 at the band’s creative incubator The Surgery in Wellington, New Zealand.

The original plan was to then do a classic “band in a room recording,” which got thrown out the window once the pandemic hit and lockdowns began. At that point, the group got creative, working remotely between various home studios of the band members, and the result is as strong a record as they’ve ever done, managing to capture the feelings of the past few years in a cohesive set of new songs.

The Black Seeds continue to evolve musically while defying expectations, yet still always seem to sound like no one else but themselves.
Lemon Demon - I Am Become Christmas EP
Lemon Demon
I Am Become Christmas EP
CD | 2018 | US | Original (Needlejuice)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Hot off the metaphorical heels of our rousing Spirit Phone success, Needlejuice is delighted to bring you another Lemon Demon release. This time around we’re offering Neil’s 2012 Christmas EP I Am Become Christmas. Lightheartedly exploring such dark topics as a government-funded Santa Claus and seasonal affective disorder, this set of 5 spooky holiday songs hinted at the direction Neil was headed toward on Spirit Phone.
Czarface - Czarmageddon
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Silver Age)
17,99 €*
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.
Your Old Droog - Space Bar
Your Old Droog
Space Bar
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
19,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Born in Ukraine and raised in Brooklyn, Your Old Droog has become a key figure in the modern hip hop landscape. Fresh off a series of acclaimed projects, the master author is back with the new album Space Bar. Evoking a tavern located deep within the realms of a top secret galaxy, the collection features appearances by Lil Ugly Mane, billy woods, Tha God Fahim, and Nickelus F. Despite Droog's prolific output, each of his releases are meticulously crafted, and Space Bar is no exception. "This album was conceptualized around the same time as 'It Wasn’t Even Close'," YOD explains. "Throughout the years, it has evolved and taken on many different forms and shapes." With beats by 88 Keys, Nicholas Craven, SadhuGold, and Elaquent, Space Bar finds Your Old Droog serving up intoxicating lyricism over spaced-out production, exploring unseen terrains.
Crown - Underground 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.
Nigo - I Know Nigo
Vince Staples - Ramona Park Broke My Heart
Denzel Curry - Melt My Eyez See Your Future
Slick Walk (DJ Robert Smith & Merse) - Dichotomy
Slick Walk (DJ Robert Smith & Merse)
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"
Mc Ryt - Let Me Wander
Mc Ryt
Let Me Wander
7"+CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Beats House)
11,39 €* 11,99 € -5%
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
Checkmate & DJ Kemo - Aviator Game
Tucka Da Huntaman - Concrete Jungle 1995
Hamid El Shaeri - The Slam! Years (1983-1988)
Hamid El Shaeri
The Slam! Years (1983-1988)
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Habibi Funk)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Full album dedicated to Hamid El Shaeri’s work on the Egyptian Slam! label. Hamid El Shaeri is the artist behind Habibi Funk’s most popular song to date, “Ayonha”, originally re-released in 2017 on the first Habibi Funk Compilation (habibi007). If you were to ask for a defining Habibi Funk track, there are a few that come to mind: from Fadoul’s “Sid Redad,” Dalton’s “Soul Brother” to Ahmed Malek’s “Omar Gatlato.” However, none are as widely connected with us at this point as Hamid Al Shaeri’s “Ayonha.” We heard the track for the first time when we were working on selecting tracks for your first compilation and we instantly loved it. We obviously had heard of Hamid El Shaeri’s music before, but only material from his Al Jeel phase when he was already the full-blown superstar he is now. Listening to his releases from the early 1980’s opened a whole new door for us. At the time, Hamid had just left Libya to pursue his career in Egypt via a detour in London, where he recorded his first album. Hamid’s distinct sound of the sound is quintessentially reliant on heavy synths and so it was particularly important to purchase these synths in a timely manner. “Whenever a new one [synthesizer] would come out, we would have to buy it immediately, otherwise someone else would get their hands on that sound.” London also played an important role for Hamid as a musical epicenter. He fondly reminisces about the many live shows he attended there, including some of the biggest international musicians like Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. After returning to Cairo where he also recorded his following albums, he connected with Slam! for the release of his debut, laying the foundation of a collaboration that lasted for 5 albums. Luckily, we were able to connect with Hamid through our friend Youssra El Hawary, whose extensive network has opened many doors for us within the Egyptian music scene. We met Hamid for the first time probably in 2016 at his office / rehearsal studio in the outskirts Cairo. We were expecting a larger-than-life character in-line with his status as a certified superstar, yet the actual person turned out to be very approachable and super easy to connect with. He liked the idea of an effort to amplify his early works again, which, when originally released, were far from an economic success. While he was down to assist with an interview and his blessing for the project he also told us that for any license we needed to speak with the original label Slam! who released these songs, still held the rights and also remained in business over the decades though they didn’t actively release any new music. Hany Sabet had started Slam! Records in the early 1980s and focused on cassette tape releases, the format that expedited the success of a new generation of record labels in Egypt. By the mid 1980’s, Slam! had become one of the most successful and economically dominant record labels in Egypt, with Hamid El Shaeri being just one of their key artists, alongside Mohamed Mounir, Hanan, Hakim, Mustafa Amar and many more. Luckily, Hany Sabet turned out to be a friend of our colleague Malak Makar’s father, which probably helped to warm him to the idea of licensing “Ayonha” to this - in the scale of his world - tiny label from Germany. Eventually “Ayonha” ended up b ecoming a widely successful release and either Hany or we brought up the idea of a full album dedicated to Hamid El Shaeri’s work on Slam!. "Maktoub Aleina” is the first single and will be released January 14th. Following the massive success of "Ayonha,” “Maktoub Aleina” is another mid-tempo groover with a beautiful, synth-forward melody, that brings together a lovely combination of soul, disco and Arabic pop music of the highest order, giving a taste of full album. The second single, “Yekfini Nesma Sotak” will be released January 28th and combines Hamid’s unique formula of soul and pop, held together by a catchy synth melody. “Yekfini Nesma Sotak” picks up the pace a bit, making the uplifting mood of the track even more powerful. Third single, arriving February 11th, is “Dari Demou’ek,” one of the stand out tracks of Hamid’s early recordings done for Slam! in the early 1980s. Dominated by a disco infused bassline, the track offers a lot of space of the funky production to shine while Hamid inserts his vocals at all the right moments. A masterpiece of disco touched by Arabic pop music. Full album arrives February 25th. This release is dedicated to Hany Sabet, the founder of Slam! and his wife Rosemary Jane Sabet (who took the photos we used for the cover and the booklet), who sadly passed away during the time it took us to prepare the release. As always both vinyl and CD come with an extensive booklet with an interview with Hamid as well as unseen photos.
Elaquent - Long Drives To Nowhere
Long Drives To Nowhere
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Urbnet)
19,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Guelph, Ontario based beatmaker and producer Sona Elango, better known as Elaquent, is best regarded for his warm blend of instrumental hip hop, jazz, and electronic music. Using mainly samplers and drum machines, Elaquent’s sound is atmospheric and conceptual, with each record a season in its own right. Citing influences as The Kount, 10.4 Rog, and Kaelen Ellis, Long Drives to Nowhere maintains Elaquent’s signature warmth and honey-like consistency on each track. The record feels dreamy and nostalgic without relying on tropes, primarily due to Elaquent’s skill in translating relatable themes into instrumentation.
Large Pro - Beatz Volume 3
Large Pro
Beatz Volume 3
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Paul Sea Productions)
18,69 €* 21,99 € -15%
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).
Vibetree - As I Come Back
As I Come Back
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.

This one has been on our want list for quite a while now and we are more than happy to finally announce the re-release of Vibetree's debut "As I Come Back". Originally released independently on Illynoise in 1995, the album is a true underground gem from front to back fully produced by Base Jase and available in more formats than CD only for the very first time.

Available in a limited run on black 2LP, 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.
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
Prohibited By Law Regiment - Marked For Death
Prohibited By Law Regiment
Marked For Death
CD | 1992 | EU | Reissue (Hip Hop Enterprise)
18,04 €* 18,99 € -5%
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!
Cubicolor - Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night
Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night
CD | 2020 | EU | Original (Anjunadeep)
7,69 €* 13,99 € -45%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
In 2016 they released their debut album ‘Brainsugar’ via acclaimed independent label Anjunadeep. Accumulating over 40 million streams, the album won praise from Mixmag, Resident Advisor, Consequence of Sound and DJ Mag, who described it as “a startlingly accomplished debut” in their 9/10 review.

Originally an electronic duo comprised of Dutch producers Ariaan and Peter, Cubicolor became a three-piece band with the arrival of British singer-songwriter Tim in 2015, after collaborating on breakthrough single ‘Falling’. A published poet and playwright, Tim’s musical upbringing was rooted in playing guitar and listening to Nick Drake. Combined with Ariaan’s encyclopedic knowledge of electronic music and Peter’s love of late romantic classical, created what Clash described as “a beautiful, haunting fusion of ideas.”

In 2018 the band delivered, and then shelved, their second album…

“It had twelve tracks, a different name, all the artwork was done and a date was set for it to be released.

We got home and listened to it, then called each other and decided to drop the whole thing. The next week we went back into the studio and started again.

We loved the record we made but for some reason, it didn't feel right, so we didn't keep anything, we shut ourselves on the boat in Amsterdam where we work and didn't stop until we'd written a new album.”

A year after going back to the drawing board, the trio now presents ‘Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night’. Inspired by the cycles of time, and the cyclical movements of the planets, the new 12 track record weaves together themes of loss, hope, and acceptance.

“There were a lot of moments when we weren't sure we'd ever find what it was we were looking for. On the way, we lost friends, lost loves, battled health issues, lost an album, lost each other and came back together again. It feels like a lifetime has passed but the world keeps spinning and I guess we knew we would eventually find our strength and make the album we wanted to make.”

Showcasing their remarkable production techniques and textured sound design throughout the album, Cubicolor continues their unconventional rise to the upper ranks of the electronic music world.

The band will celebrate the album release with a listening event in London in February 2020, before taking their live show to festivals around the world in the summer.
Latarnik - Marianna
Ras Kass / Chi Ali / Fokis / Al Tejeda (Shadez Of Brooklyn) - Return Of The Golden Era
Bad Boy Chiller Crew - Dis-Respectful
Bad Boy Chiller Crew
CD | 2022 | UK | Original (Sony)
3,89 €* 12,99 € -70%
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Bad Boy Chiller Crew is a bassline collective from Bradford in West Yorkshire. The group began by uploading comedy and prank videos online before making music influenced by the UK bassline scene which rose to prominence (particularly in the Yorkshire region) during the 2000s. In November 2021 the band could be seen in their own reality TV documentary, broadcast on Itv2. This is the groups second album release (first on the Relentless label) - a 20 track mixtape style CD available at reduced dealer price. Strong support across all streaming platforms, alongside radio support (R1, Capital, ILR playlists & features). Press ads, features, interviews & reviews across music mags, tabloids & broadsheets. Online & social media activity.
Afu-Ra - Body Of A Life Force Part 2
Kangding Ray - Hyper Opal Mantis
Kangding Ray
Hyper Opal Mantis
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Stroboscopic Artefacts)
10,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The tension between the natural and artificial, the body and mind, are central themes in electronic music in general, and Techno in particular, as the means of creation, focused around technology and interactions with machines, contrast with the emotional response to sound, the mystical ritual of collective dancing, and the ethos of liberation and tolerance embedded in the culture it produced. Were navigating a world of engineered pleasures, big data monitoring of movements and consumption habits, and falsely objective representations of reality, further blurred by a reduced attention span and several opaque layers of cultural interpretation and political manipulation. Manichean simplifications are used to create hate and fear in order to achieve domination and impose limits on freedom, and the irrational belief in endless growth, increasingly disconnected from nature, led to massive environmental destructions and waves of unprecedented extinctions of species. Our primal sensuous perception, vastly more abstract, emotional and sensual, make us feel the world as an ambiguous realm we are part of, but not in control of ; a complex network of interacting forces and enigmatic patterns, a matrix of overlapping desires. Rebuilding our bonds with nature, Reconnecting with our senses, and spreading love in the process becomes an essential act of resistance. Hyper Opal Mantis is a triptych on 3 states of desire, and the first long player of Kangding Ray for Stroboscopic Artefacts. Hyper is the primal, sensual lust, Opal is the emotional catharsis, a blissful desire for love. Mantis, like the insect it refers to, is the destructive, fatal attraction.
V.A. - Now That's What I Call Electronic
Now That's What I Call Electronic
4CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Now)
16,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Pop
NOW are proud to present NOW That’s What I Call Electronic, this 78-track 4CD compilation features iconic tracks from legendary artists, Queen, Blondie, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Abba and many more. The album showcases the emergence of synthpop as a dominant sub-genre of new wave, following the breakout success of former Tubeway Army singer Gary Numan with his debut #1 solo single ‘Cars’. Electronic music took over the charts during the early 80s, Duran Duran’s ‘Planet Earth’ and Japan’s ‘Quite Life’ filled our soundwaves alongside tracks such as ‘Vienna’, ‘Tainted Love’, ‘Together In Electric Dreams’, ‘Never Ending Story’ and The Human League’s breakthrough single ‘The Sound Of The Crowd’. Plus Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s ‘Enola Gay’ and Paul Hardcastle’s ‘19’ gave voice to powerful social statements.
Professor Creepshow & Isaiah Deshon - Mac God Chronicles
Professor Creepshow & Isaiah Deshon
Mac God Chronicles
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Sic)
4,79 €* 15,99 € -70%
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
saiah Deshon & Professor Creepshow team up to extend the Mac God's prophecy. Tymg

Mac God Chronicles is now available on digital streaming, vinyl records, cassette tapes & compact discs

vinyl record includes exclusive instrumental version on side B, instrumentals will not be seen in any daylight of digital streaming media
Tyler The Creator - Call Me If You Get Lost
V.A. - Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu
Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu
CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Uzelli)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu is a brand new product from Uzelli label, based in Turkey. Uzelli was established as a cassette label in Frankfurt in 1974 and since its beginnings was bringing Turkish music to Turkish people in their homeland and Germany. Produced more than thousand of albums of various artists from genres as arabesque, tavern, arabic music, psychedelic pop and rock, bellydance, Turkish classical music and folk.
Following a big international demand for original and obscure Turkish music from 70s and 80s, Uzelli selected tracks from their archive and brought them together as a compilation of psychedelic sounds of famous and unknown artists of Turkey. Compilation consists of highly popular names such as Erkin Koray or Ünol Büyükgönenç from legendary KardaÅ?lar band as well as undiscovered talents of vintage Turkish pop, rock and folk - Akbaba Akilisi, Zor Beyler, Kerem Güney, AÅ?ık Emrah, Elvan Sevil, NeÅ?e Alkan and Ali Ayhan. All tracks were recorded and produced by Uzelli between 1975 and 1984. Most of the tracks were never released on any other source than cassette. Uzelli brings them on vinyl, CD and digital. Compilation consists of 10 tracks plus 1 hidden track - all remastered by Emil Berliner Studio in Berlin. The design of the release was created to follow the original style of Uzelli's cassette covers' style from 70s and 80s.
Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu is a first production that initiates a new project of Uzelli - creation of series of compilations and albums from its vast archive. Bringing original, undiscovered sounds from Turkey to worldwide music amatours is a main goal of the production. The project is created by international crew - curated by Polish music explorer and digger, esthetically redesigned by Polish artist, backed by Turkish researcher, American ethnomusicologist, Israeli and German DJs and producers. All production and management of the project takes place in Istanbul, in the headquaters of Uzelli company. All this make the production awaited by many music and culture networks all around the world.
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
Bruno Mars & Anderson. Paak Are Silk Sonic - An Evening With Silk Sonic
G-Mo - Ballin' 4 Life
Ballin' 4 Life
CD | 1995 | EU | Reissue (Northcyde Vinyl)
16,99 €*
Release:1995 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Summertime G-Funk brought to you by Big G-Mo from West Covina, California. Collector's Edition including the Original Mix of the Hit Single 'It's An Everyday Thing To Roll' and 4 additional Bonus Tracks on Double Vinyl.
Owaru - Owaru Plays Music From Final Fantasy
Owaru Plays Music From Final Fantasy
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Owaru)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Owaru (in Japanese : 終わる) is the meeting of two friends and artists, Arnaud Forestier on piano and Adrien Duterte on flute. Playing along the lines of jazz and classical music, this energetic duo draws from a large palette of genres in order to highlight many of the most famous works from Japanese pop culture. After more than twenty shows featuring the original music of the Final Fantasy franchise, the band has decided to release an album solely focused on this repertoire. From the most epic to more sorrowful themes, the duo pays homage to the most famous pieces by Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu. Recorded at Studio 7eme Ciel, the album Owaru Plays Music From Final Fantasy is a love letter to these video games and their universe. The themes are presented through new and beautiful arrangements and interpretations, while respecting the original vision of the composers. Including titles like "Chocobo’s Theme" from Ffvii, "Terra’s theme" from Ffvi or even the epic "Vamo’alla Flamenco " Ffix), Owaru sheds a new light on these iconic soundtracks. Throughout the 17 tracks of the album, some regular guests of the duo are featured, such as Japanese lyrical singer Naoko Matsui on Suteki Da Ne (ffx), as well as Ujin Ko on flute and Juliette Boyer on double bass.
Iannis Xenakis - Electroacoustic Works
Iannis Xenakis
Electroacoustic Works
CD | 2022 | EU | Original (Karl)
47,99 €* 59,99 € -20%
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The 5 CD box set+24 page booklet „Electroacoustic Works“ celebrates the 100th anniversary of Iannis Xenakis (on May 29th, 2022), one of the most influential 20th century avantgarde composers. All tracks have been newly mixed by longtime zeitkratzer sound engineer Martin Wurmnest and mastered by Rashad Becker and finally reveal their full sonic range and dynamics. Booklet with English / German liner notes by Reinhold Friedl (zeitkratzer) and rare photos from the Xenakis archive.

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) is one of the most important composers of the 20th century avantgarde whose influence on music can be traced to the present day – not only in the world of conservatory-trained composers but also in various streams of current non-academic underground aesthetics such as experimental electronic music, noise and industrial.

After he arrived in Paris in 1947, Xenakis not only studied composition with Messiaen and later became a member of the famous GRM (Groupe de recherches musicales), he also worked as assistant to the famous architect LE Corbusier and realized a.o. the Philips Pavilion for the World Exhibition in Brussels 1958. His compositions often are based on mathematical principles which give his music an unprecedented aesthetic and “shocking otherness” (The Guardian). Although Xenakis also composed for orchestra (his most famous works are “Metastasis“, “Pithoprakta” and “Terretektorh”), electronic music became his way for exploring new ideas and concepts and to develop new techniques like a graphic interface for sound synthesis or later, when computers were easier accessible, his so-called "stochastic synthesis" (Gendy 3, S.709 > Disc V, Late Works). Xenakis’ first electroacoustic pieces (Disc I) like “Diamorphoses” or “Bohor” turned out groundbreaking works while the latter even caused, as Michel Chion put it, the “greatest scandal of electroacoustic music” on the occasion of its performance 1968 at the GRM in Paris.

His so-called „Polytopes“ (Discs II - IV) were overwhelming multimedia performances with especially designed architectures, laser and light shows etc. where sometimes up to several hundred loudspeakers were used to move the sounds in space. For example his most famous composition “Persepolis”, commissioned by the Persian Shah, premiered in 1971 in Shiraz- Persepolis (Iran) as a performance including light-tracks, laser beams, groups of children walking around with torches and 59 loudspeakers to project the music in an open-air situation.

The most radical aspects of sound can be found in Xenakis' late work and its merciless reduction to harsh, almost ruthless sound synthesis. In the early nineties, he devoted himself to the concept of a composing machine: a machine that designs everything independently and calculates the finished piece, the algorithm is the work.

For the first time, the complete electroacoustic works of Xenakis are now available on record the truly overdue testimony and legacy of a restless investigator and explorer of sound. Years of source studies and comparative research by zeitkratzer director Reinhold Friedl, in collaboration with sound engineer Martin Wurmnest, made these critically reflected stereo mixes possible, which were appropriately mastered by Rashad Becker and which, in addition to the aspect of fidelity to the source, put the listener in the center. Xenakis' adventurous music can now finally be enjoyed in its full sonic range and dynamic.

To quote The Wire’s review from May 2018:
“This is the definitive Persepolis“
Benny The Butcher - The Plugs I Met 2: Lunchbox Edition
Benny The Butcher
The Plugs I Met 2: Lunchbox Edition
Box | 2021 | US | Original (Next)
58,89 €* 61,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited to 2000 worldwide. Deluxe Lunchbox features embossed images on the front and back. Includes: Red Velour Rally Towel printed with 'The Plugs I Met II' Logo plus 18-track Deluxe CD version of 'The Plugs I Met 2' including the song "Thanksgiving"* plus all Instrumentals* & a 20-page booklet featuring never-seen-before photos and lyrics! (*previously unavailable on CD) The Plugs I Met 2 is the coronation of a true G going from worker to the PLUG---and never looking back. “I came in as an underdog, to filling out my position as one of the elite rhymers in the industry. Plugs 2 expands upon that mindset; the same confidence, same attitude, cocky, but I still have something to prove” Benny asserts. Produced entirely by Harry Fraud, the Brooklyn bred producer describes The Plugs I Met 2 as “the story of a hustler who’s realized success but understands how fragile it is. Lyrically the album shows Benny reflecting on what he’s sacrificed to get here and what he’ll need to do to continue his rise to the top. With this project we set out to transport the listener into a world that was lush but still gritty, triumphant but still emotional and sonically diverse
Humble Bee, The - Light Trespassing
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.
Creaturenomics - Hunt For The Future
Hunt For The Future
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Heads will know Creature from his first group The Triflicts (Hydra Ent) as well as his much-lauded feature on MF DOOM/Viktor Vaughn’s ‘Open Mic Night Pt 2’ off the ‘Vaudeville Villain’ LP. This right here is a brand new project which features production from the excellent El Pres Beats who is a London-based Dutch beatmaker. The whole vibe is reminiscent of early 2000s DOOM/M.I.C. but obviously with its own distinct flava. Really dope selection of tracks this, so we had to get it on a 7″ for the fisherman.
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!!!!
Burnt Batch - The Produce Aisle
Burnt Batch
The Produce Aisle
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.

"The Produce Aisle" marked the full-length debut of Burnt Batch in 1999 and is one of those nuggets from the flourishing Westcoast underground scene around that time. The trio from Stockton, CA, was formed by Rukus, Pause and Pismo who mostly handled the production as well as the writing & raps. 15 tracks with that special blend of laid-back rhymes and Jazz-infected beats.

Available in a limited run on black vinyl 2LP, CD in digipak as well as jewel case and cassette plus digitally on all major platforms.
Alessandro Cortini - Forse
Alessandro Cortini
4CD | 2021 | US | Original (Important)
39,99 €*
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.
MC Juice - Tip Of The Iceberg
MC Juice
Tip Of The Iceberg
CD | 2003 | EU | Reissue (Molemen)
20,99 €*
Release:2003 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
No introduction need here, the legendary MC Juice from Chicago. A man with a fierce battle rap reputation who's responsible for giving Eminem an L back in the days.

Tip of the Iceberg was originally released back in 2003 and showcases how good this man really was. The bulk of the production was handled by Panik of the Molemen!
Earmake - Cosmic Hero 3
Cosmic Hero 3
CD | 2022 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
13,49 €* 14,99 € -10%
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The Saga continues... Earmake is back to it with then next installment of the Cosmic Hero Spacesynth series. Prepare for MEGAsynth album with impressive attention to detail and robust sonics as Earmake takes you on another journey into the cosmos. A must for all Spacewave lovers.
Freestyle Fellowship - To Whom It May Concern...
Freestyle Fellowship
To Whom It May Concern...
CD | 1991 | US | Reissue (Key System)
23,99 €*
Release:1991 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
30th Anniversary definitive issue of legendary hip-hop crew The Freestyle Fellowship's landmark 1991 debut "To whom it may concern..." mixed from the original 4-track tapes by Cut Chemist, mastered for vinyl by Daddy Kev, and pressed lovingly to double vinyl. Vinyl package includes an insert with full credits, rare photos from the archives of Brian "b+" Cross and producer J. Sumbi, as well as copious liner notes by David Ma and Nate LeBlanc of DadBodRapPod. Manufactured entirely in the U.S.A.
Dan Vapid & The Cheats - Escape Velocity
Dan Vapid & The Cheats
Escape Velocity
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Eccentric Pop)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Punk rock luminary Dan Vapid (Screeching Weasel, the Riverdales, the Mopes, Noise by Numbers, etc) returns with a brand new full length of instant punk rock classics. Always exploring new territory, while simultaneously rooted in the 90s pop punk style that first gained him a global army of fans, Vapid continues to demonstrate talent and creativity that firmly establishes his position as one of punk rock’s greatest living songwriters. Note a vinyl LP edition of this album is scheduled for release in summer 2022.
Bizzie Boyz - Droppin' It
Bizzie Boyz
Droppin' It
CD | 1990 | EU | Reissue (Hip Hop Enterprise)
17,99 €*
Release:1990 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Originally released on YO! Records in 1990, this is the first time this hip-hop classic has been reissued! All tracks remastered by Justin Perkins and limited to only 300 copies!
Solemn Brigham (Marlowe) - South Sinner Street
Solemn Brigham (Marlowe)
South Sinner Street
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Solemn Brigham is 1/2 of the group Marlowe. His music has been featured on Gatorade's G is for Greatness ad campaign, 7-Eleven's Harmony Korine (Kids, Gummo, Spring Breakers) directed low rider bike campaign, and NBA2K22. South Sinner Street is his debut solo album coming Sept 24th.

About the Album:
It is no secret that things are getting worse. By virtually any metric––economic or medical, or ones more abstract and spiritual––American society is in decay. The feeling permeates daily life in innumerable ways, giving the present a gnawing, ambient dread.

Solemn Brigham is not content to leave this at a low hum. On his dazzling new album, South Sinner Street, Solemn examines this decay through the prism of his hometown: Albemarle, North Carolina, where the blocks he grew up on are crumbling like everything else. “What was once a vibrant area now survives as a reminder that the only thing eternal is change,” Solemn says when describing the project’s genesis. “Trash and debris flood the streets, relics of the many lives lived––each piece with a story to tell.” South Sinner Street not only traces the degradation of the world around us, but documents the way communities can come together to stave off that slow death, lifting its members up in the process.

Solemn is uniquely equipped to animate the relics of a once-thriving neighborhood with the specificity they deserve. The rapper, whose work with his fellow North Carolinian, L’Orange, as the duo Marlowe has been critically acclaimed, is one of the most vocally acrobatic working today, able to contort himself into a dizzying array of different flows and inflections, accomplishing alone the sort of musical variety that sprawling collectives try and fail to achieve. Take “Couple Towns,” where Solemn moves from a seesaw pocket into a flow that cascades over the ends of bars; contrast this with the bonus track “Relax,” where each bar sounds as if it’s the final thought spilling out of his mind at the end of an impassioned phrase. The end of “Vice North” even recalls the technically stunning runs of One Be Lo, the Michigan rapper who in the 2000s became one of the genre’s chief chroniclers of a similar country-wide disintegration.

But this is not merely a showcase for verbal acrobatics. South Sinner Street is deeply personal, juxtaposing personal growth with the decay that surrounds it. “This is no rags to riches story,” Solemn warns. Of course––it’s more complicated than that. When, on “Vantablack,” of a toddler cradled in his mother’s arms while that mother nurses a cigarette, he is not asking the listener to imagine a tragic end or a harrowing origin story. The point is that we are all, perpetually, the child and the mother: doing our best to cope, even against our better judgment; persevering despite the circumstances that surround us.

And yet South Sinner Street is buoyed by a sense of playfulness that lights up even the pitch-black corners of Albemarle. “Nothing Left” succeeds in turning end-of-your-rope sorry into something like an in joke. When, on “Vice North,” Solemn raps about putting his hands together in prayer only to find “the line still busy,” his voice bakes something amusing in the complaint––maybe the sense that a young man in a small city is irked at God the way he might be at a flaky friend from the gym. And then, speaking of gyms, comes the laugh-out-loud moment on “Dirty Whip,” when Solemn concedes that he didn’t make the basketball team “‘cause I’m me-first.’”

Across its 14 songs, South Sinner Street argues for Solemn Brigham as one of the most exciting artists in underground hip-hop, a technical virtuoso who also happens to be one of the genre’s most surprising, most deeply personal songwriters. The album evokes the feeling of climbing onto a house’s roof to survey the nearly-burning city around you, with all the peril that entails––but also all the possibility.
Billy Cobb - The S.S. Krill
Billy Cobb
The S.S. Krill
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Needlejuice)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll love. You’ll die. Billy Cobb’s The S.S. Krill is a pirate love story. Running through just about every type of sea shanty, the album carries you through the waves of Johnny and Joel’s relationship, one yearning for the land and one yearning for the sea.
Billy Cobb - Billy Cobb (Bear Album)
Billy Cobb
Billy Cobb (Bear Album)
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Needlejuice)
1,69 €* 16,99 € -90%
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Billy Cobb’s Bear Album showcases Billy at some of his most emotional and vulnerable songwriting.
Nubya Garcia - Source We Move
Nubya Garcia
Source We Move
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Concord)
9,34 €* 16,99 € -45%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Source ⧺ WE Move finds Garcia reinventing her Mercury Prize-nominated album, Source, through new collaborations with several artists and producers, including; Dengue Dengue Dengue, Georgia Anne Muldrow, DJ Harrison and Moses Boyd. The reworked tracks retain the inspiring musicianship and blend of jazz and other influences found on the original, whilst also moving in a more beat-driven, electronic direction. The full track list is included below.

Garcia’s critically acclaimed debut album, Source, released in August 2020, is included in this year’s Mercury Music Prize shortlist. Garcia will perform at the awards ceremony, broadcast live on the BBC on 9th September.
Rec Center - Lonely People
Rec Center
Lonely People
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.

Hailing from Elgin, Illinois, the Rec Center is a collective composed of six MC’s with impeccable gifts of gab and a DJ blessed with the art of spinning. From the humbled beginnings of countless basement ciphers in the early 90’s a niche was crafted, a mission was charted and a journey to Reveal Eternal Creation was embarked upon. Originally consisting of nine MC’s, Rec Center released their first full-length album "Lonely People" on CD only in the fall of 1999 which made them a household name in the Chicago underground scene.

Available in a limited run on black vinyl 2LP in gatefold sleeve, CD in digipak as well as jewel case and cassette plus digitally on all major platforms.
DJ Haitian Star (Torch) - Klassik Breaks & Beats
V.A. - OST Wes Andersons' The French Dispatch
Pseudo Intellectuals - Pizza Money
Godfather Don - The Final Unreleased Project
Zombie Hyperdrive - Imperium
Creatures Of Habit - Parasites Paradise
Creatures Of Habit
Parasites Paradise
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Real Life Drama)
17,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The new album from Creatures of Habit (Eric the Red, Sean Peng, Illinformed).
Massinfluence - The Underground Science
The Underground Science
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.

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Massinfluence has always been one of our favorite new school crews and "The Underground Science" is still one of those nuggets to recommend when someone is digging for jazz-infected boombap rap. Originally released in 1999, the trio consisting of Audessey, H2O and Cognito created a conscious classic all the way through that remains timeless. Next to the original 11 tracks the re-release contains 7 bonus tracks.

Available in a limited run on black gatefold 2LP, CD in digipak as well as jewel case and cassette plus digitally on all major platforms.
38 Spesh & Benny The Butcher - Present Trust The Sopranos
38 Spesh & Benny The Butcher
Present Trust The Sopranos
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Air Vinyl)
17,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
38 Spesh und Benny The Butcher haben sich mit ihren jeweiligen ihre jeweiligen Labels (tcf und Bsf) für eine Compilation mit dem Titel Trust The Sopranos. Dieses monumentale Treffen der Köpfe bietet starke Verse von Benny The Butcher, 38 Spesh, Elcamino, Ransom, Che Noir, Klass Murda, Heem, RickHyde, Chase Fetti, Ampichino, und Street Justice. Neben der Produktion durch eine All-Star-Besetzung, zu der 38 Spesh, RickHyde, DJ Shay, IceRocks, Buda + Grandz, Corty Tez und Reddy Roc. Das Album enthält die Hitsingles "Immunity", "Spineless" und "Love Left".
Orax - Love Kills The Demon
Oasis - Knebworth 1996 Hardback Book Edition
Knebworth 1996 Hardback Book Edition
2CD+DVD | 2021 | EU | Original (Big Brother)
20,39 €* 23,99 € -15%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
This year marks 25 years since Oasis’ two iconic record breaking live concerts at Knebworth Park in Hertfordshire on the 10th and 11th August 1996. The shows were both the pinnacle of the band’s success and a landmark gathering for a generation of young people.

Released alongside the cinema debut of the feature length documentary film of the event, ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’ is the definitive live recording featuring a setlist packed with stone cold classics album taken from across both nights of the concert, from the opening salvoes of ‘Columbia’ and ‘Acquiesce’, to ‘Champagne Supernova’, ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’, ‘Live Forever’, an orchestra backed ‘I Am The Walrus’, and ‘Wonderwall’ the first song from the 1990’s to reach over one billion streams on Spotify and universally loved anthem.

The DVD and Blu-ray formats feature ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’ - the eagerly anticipated feature length documentary telling the story of the special relationship between Oasis and their fans that made the largest concert of the ‘90’s possible, directed by Grammy Award-winner Jake Scott. It is told entirely in the moment through the eyes of the fans who were there, built around extensive and never before seen archive concert and backstage footage from the event, with additional interviews with the band and concert organisers. Both formats also include the full concerts from both nights edited by Dick Carruthers with audio mixed by Will Shapland in Dolby 5.1 surround sound.
Shabaam Sahdeeq - Precious Stones
Shabaam Sahdeeq
Precious Stones
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Hip Hop Enterprise)
15,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
HHE is back with another limited CD issue, this time around we have Shabaam Sahdeeq in the house! Entirely produced by J57, and with guest appearances by Planet Asia, El Da Sensei, Casual, Nems, El Gant, Ras Kass, J-Hood, DV Alias Khryst and more! Limited to only 250 copies!
McGyver - Compost
CD | 2020 | EU | Original
11,99 €* 15,99 € -25%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Compost is inspired by the raw essence of life & death, the continuous cycle of dirt fertilizing fresh produce. McGyver's smooth bilingual cross-over style has rooted globally in the past few years and was featured on radio shows by DJ Premier, Rapisouttacontrol and Chuck D's Pepr. Compost features a number of hardcore talents from across the globe, backed up by classic, gritty boom bap beats
Atmosphere - Word?
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Rhymesayers)
15,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Following Their Last Release, The Day Before Halloween_an Imaginative, Distorted-Synth-Driven Concept Album_atmosphere Returns With A Refreshing New Project, Simply Titled Word? Steering Back Toward Their Signature Sound, The Album Further Highlights Producer Ant's Undeniable Talents As The Project Leans Into The Classic Boom-Bap Aesthetic, Bringing A Uniqueenergy Out Of Slug's Wisdom, Wit And Delivery. From Onset, Word? Proves To Be Every Bit An Exercise In Refining And Advancing Their Craft As It Is A Harkening To Earlier Work. That Is, While Their Releases Have Grown More Broodingly Cinematic, And Increasingly Concerned With The Human Conditionand Mortality, Word? Manages To Reintroduce Moments Of Levity And Lightheartedness Throughout, An Approach Seldom Heard On Their Albums Of Late. From Album Opener "Fleetwood," With Its Razor-Sharp Snares And Warm Fleshy Bassline, To The Resonant Melody Of "Clocked", There Are Strong Hints Of Atmosphere's Nascent Years Within The Sound. Meanwhile, Songs Like "Woes", "Strung" And "Vanish" Cheerfully Make Light Of Daily Hardships, But They're More Likely To Be Remembered For Making Listeners Want To Bob Their Heads And Sing Along. With Slug And Ant Directing The Course, The Album Plays Like A Joyride Through A Range Of Experiences And Emotions, With An Extensive Cast Of Special Guests Hopping In And Out Along The Way, Includingevidence, Muja Messiah, Musab, Nino Bless, Nikki Jean, Anwar Highsign, Blackliq, Sa-Roc, Haphduzn, Lateef The Truthspeaker, Aesop Rock, And The Late Mf Doom (Rip). The Result Is A Project That Feels Like It Came From The Era Or, Perhaps More Fittingly, The Mindset That Created Albums Like God Lovesugly, Seven's Travels, Or The Popular Sad Clown Series, While Sounding As Polished And Perfected As More Recent Albums Like Mi Vida Local Or Whenever. Ultimately, Word? Pairs The Breadth Of Atmosphere's Talents With The Beauty Of Their Growth, All While Showing They Still Have A Lot Of Fun In The Process And Don't Mind Letting The Listener In On T...
M.A.V. Asun Eastwood And Sibbs Roc - 98 Miles
M.A.V. Asun Eastwood And Sibbs Roc
98 Miles
CD | 2021 | US | Original
20,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The 5 and The 6 got together to give you 98 miles. 10 tracks over heavy production by producer Sibbs Roc featuring Daniel Son, Jay Royale and Saipher Soze. if you missed out on release day here's ur chance to add 98 miles to your collection and see the Chris B Murray drawn artwork first hand.
King Magnetic - Everything's A Gamble 4
Lord Goat & Stu Bangas - Final Expenses Blue Cover Edition
Rascalz - Really Livin'
R.A. The Rugged Man - Die, Rugged Man, Die
Sault - NINE
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Forever Living Originals)
15,19 €* 15,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Sault returns with a new album featuring Michael Ofo and Little Simz. NINE will be limited to a short press run of 16,000 units, never to be re-issued again!
Metallica - Metallica Remastered Standard Edition
M.W.P. - Remarcable
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Hip Hop Enterprise)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"ReMarcable" is an album that includes a few tracks that appear on previously released projects (not including solo projects) and a bunch of exclusive unreleased tracks, including an alternate version of "Dikembe Mutombo" with Roc Marciano, ILL Conscious & SageInfinite.

Incredible additional line-up of Hus Kingpin, Smoovth, DJ Grazzhoppa, SageInfinite, Jay Royale, Skyzoo, Omniscence, Recognize Ali, Don Streat and more!

Limited to only 150 copies on CD!
Soul Party - Da Bacyard
Soul Party
Da Bacyard
CD | RU | Original (Fat Flava)
21,99 €*
Release:RU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Insanely dope CD with previously unreleased and mad dope material by New York City’s Soul Party. This is some real underground & hardcore Hip-Hop from 1992. Enjoy the 90’s golden era vibes. Limited Run (only 300 CD's). ---Total 12 tracks--- Produced, Arranged and Mixed by Michael «Kidd» Gomez. Vocals by Bruce B - Boogie, Aaron – Double A (rip). Recorded & Mixed at MKG Studios, 1992, New York. Artwork & layout design by Spek The Architek. ---High-End sound quality on professional Audio CD (Not CDr). ---Made from studio master DAT tape.
Henry Kawahara - Cybernetic Defiance And Orgasm: The Essential Henry Kawahara
Henry Kawahara
Cybernetic Defiance And Orgasm: The Essential Henry Kawahara
3CD | 2021 | EU | Original (EM Records)
25,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Here is a portal to a vast and relatively unknown world, the Japanese cyber-occult underground media scene of the early 1990s; our guide is the late Henry Kawahara, a media artist and electronic music producer whose expansive and visionary conception of digital technology merged with a desire to break free of the constraints of mere rationality.

This collection, the first-ever archival release of his work, is drawn from recordings released during the period 1991-1996, an exceptionally fertile time for Kawahara. Originally released on CD by a few Japanese independent labels including Hachiman Publishing, a cyber-occult / new-age / old shinto book specialist, the releases were available mainly in book stores, so this sumptuous and prescient music has remained relatively unknown. The original titles and tag lines of the CDs give clues about Kawahara’s interests and the music itself: Digital Mushroom, Subtropical Illusion, Never-ending Asia, and so on. This 15-track gateway compilation is available on double 12” vinyl and CD; the CD version has two extra discs featuring sound from two art installations entitled Dysteleology - α and Dysteleolog - β from the 1990s. All formats feature extensive English liner notes. Cover art by 2yang, with liner notes by Keisuke Oki and Koki Emura, with an interview of Sūgen Takeda (Hachiman Publishings)

"Henry Kawahara has been called “the Jon Hassell of Japan”, but upon closer inspection one finds that his work operates on very different terms. Like Hosono's forays into computerized Ryukyu folk “sightseeing music” or Tsutomu Ōhashi's Ecophony trilogy, Kawahara's world projected ancient musical traditions and notions of cultural identity onto the modern digital plane through a fusion of cybernetic thinking and pan-asian cultural introspection that makes Western attempts to do the same seem quaint in comparison. Kawahara's omnidirectional sound “illusions” were constructed not as albums but psychological experiences, billowing with a then-nascent notion of early 90s cybernetic spirituality that was proliferating on both sides of the Pacific as the hyperlinked state of global connectivity we know today was just beginning to crystalize. Through digital representations of folk instruments, shifting Midi sequencing and custom binaural recording technology he aimed for psychoacoustic effect as much as artistic, all via a countercultural form of distribution untethered from the commercial expectations of post-bubble modes of artistic production. This EM collection draws out the best of his fruitful early-mid 90s period into a revelatory sequence, generously opening Kawahara's world to all." — Spencer Doran (Visible Cloaks)
V.A. - Foundation Entertainment
Foundation Entertainment
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,24 €* 14,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
So Joe City aka Third Eye Ent hits me up and says B, hook up with my man Strez, he might have some ish you are looking for. So outta Norfolk, Virginia, this is the Foundation Entertainment EP. Most of these tracks appeared on an extremely rare couple of cds from 97 & 99 as well as one off a demo tape and one unreleased from the House of Reps unreleased stash!!! Peep this short interview with DJ Strez for some background info:

Where did you grow up? “I grew up in the Park Place/Villa Heights section of Norfolk Virginia born & raised.”

What are your earliest memories of the culture? “My earliest moments of the culture are begging my mom to go to the record store to buy The Fatboys first album, LL Cool J “Radio”, Run-D.M.C. “Raising Hell” & Beastie Boys “Licensed To Ill” albums. When I got home that day I played these albums non stop. That’s when I knew I was in love with Hip Hop.”

Who were your fav beatmakers coming up? “My Favorite Beat Makers/Producers coming up was Marley Marl, Pete Rock, The Bomb Squad, DJ Premier, Large Professor, Diamond D & Joe City (VA Native)”

What was the VA scene like? “The VA Scene Between 1991-2001 was a great time to be involved with music.A lot of local artists that were coming out started making tapes and selling them at shows or in the clubs.We had so many outlets back then and the major artists were also coming down checking the scene out as well. We definitely had hidden gems as far as talent.”

When did you start making beats? “I started making beats when I was around 16 years old. I was always fascinated with making music and always wanted to learn. The music that was made between “87-99″ was always mind blowing to me. Once i realized that they were taking loops from old records,sampling and making beats out of them i knew that that is what i wanted to do”

What were your first bits of gear? “My first bits of gear was a Casio Sk-1, a Gemini Sampler Ds-1224, a Korg M1, a Boss Dr-5 & a Pair of technics belt drive turntables.”

When did you set up Foundation Ent? “Foundation Ent was formed around 93-95 through my partner Carlton Barnard and he was also my manager. We met at a mall out here in VA called Military Circle in 1996 and we chopped it up and immediately clicked. It all started and developed when he said he had equipment that wasn’t really being used and i asked him if i could use it and eventually it led to us getting a building for a studio and signing artists.”

How did you hook up with all the mcs? “Before Foundation Ent, I was in a group with a friend of mine named Stratagee Real which later became an artist on Foundation Ent so we were already connected. Carlton did beats and had the group Coalition & a female artist named Bad News already so we started teaming up and recording music together in the studio. The other artists that were on the roster were mostly people that we came across that rap and sing.”
Calcei & DJ Archives Are The Bowling League - Calcei & DJ Archives Are The Bowling League
Calcei & DJ Archives Are The Bowling League
Calcei & DJ Archives Are The Bowling League
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
“The Bowling League is emcee Calcei, from Detroit — now residing in Sacramento, and veteran Chicago turntabilist DJ Archives, who has worked with Southside stalwarts No I.D. and Primeridian. After collaborating on Calcei’s previous album “What Starts Today”, Calcei suggested forming a duo with Archives. Inspired by DJ/Emcee combos like Premier and Guru and Eric B and Rakim, the Bowling League pays homage to the past while keeping it fresh in the present. With classic production from Beatnick Classic, Olos, Monplacebo, TNV, Keef Boxx, and Pimpernal Jones (who also mixed and mastered the album), the Bowling League is hip hop dedicated to grown folks still following their passion.”
Knoah Tha Sinna - The Album
Knoah Tha Sinna
The Album
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Hip Hop Enterprise)
18,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
HHE is excited to bring you the full previously unreleased album of Park Hill, Staten Island emcee Knoah Tha Sinna! Knoah Tha Sinna is a name that will ring bells with some of you as back in 1998 legendary Swedish production duo Collén & Webb (known for their work on Bakers of the Holy Bread, Field N*igga Soup & Sherlock among many others) released the Mad Beef 12" on their own label.

Knoah Tha Sinna instantly made an impression with his dope voice and skilled rhymestyle and left fans wanting more. Now finally in 2021 we can present you the fully mastered album, 17 tracks deep + 3 bonus alternate versions entirely produced by Collén & Web!

Guest appearances by Sherlock, Inspectah Deck, Pop Da Brown Hornet and Jamaica, Queens rapper Dirty Boogs (of the Madflowas)! Limited to only 350 copies, enjoy!
Smooth 7 - T.H.U.G. Poetry
Smooth 7
T.H.U.G. Poetry
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Southwest Enterprise)
32,79 €* 40,99 € -20%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
SWE is back for another one with our man Smooth 7. This time around we will be doing a reissue of T.H.U.G. Poetry which will include 10 previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded between the early mid 90's and 2003.

The 2xLP will be limited to only 250 copies!
BVA - Lex Neville
Lex Neville
CD | 2021 | UK | Original (Real Life Drama)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Lex Neville is a 16 track album produced by Leaf Dog and Illinformed with guest verses from Datkid, Jack Jetson, King Kashmere, Leaf Dog, Smellington Piff and Verb T, cuts by Jazz T
Vic Spencer - Legend Laws Of Power
Vic Spencer
Legend Laws Of Power
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Supa Sounds)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The legendary Vic Spencer teams up with Original Super Legend to unfold "Legend Laws of Power." OSL has provided production for Vic Spencer on several of his albums and their musical symmetry is undeniable. This is gut punching hip hop at its finest. This album also features legends Joe Fresh Goods, Ransom, and Roc Marciano. Just legendary business with no fillers. Enough reading. Please listen.
Czarface & MF DOOM - Super What?
Czarface & MF DOOM
Super What?
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Silver Age)
17,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Superhero? Supervillain? Super What? Czarface & MF Doom's newest team-up record Super What? is, much like the Avengers' arch-enemy Thanos...inevitable (and all-powerful!). The icon MF Doom unleashes his wizardry and wordplay throughout the record, while Czarface (bolstered by the legendary Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck and Esoteric) slash through each of the Czar-Keys' produced tracks as the team raises the bar on their previous LP, Czarface meets Metalface (2018). Featuring golden-age superhero DMC (of Run-dmc) and Hieroglyphics' leader Del The Funky Homosapien, with art by longtime Czarface co-creator Lamour Supreme, this album will bring all the thrills of a cosmic summer blockbuster. Recorded and slated for an early 2020 release, and paused while Covid raged, this collaboration of masked men is finally finding its way to you on all formats.
Har Mar Superstar - Roseville
Har Mar Superstar
CD | 2021 | US | Original (Love Online)
16,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Welcome to Roseville, the 7th studio album by Har Mar Superstar. Sean Tillmann’s latest collection of songs is career defining culmination of life and musical experiences that were heavily influenced by 70s AM gold artists including Todd Rundgren, Elton John, Carole King, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Genesis, Hall and Oates, Meat Loaf, Dory Previn, and ELO. The album came together in the late months of 2020 and is the first true collaborative effort of the whole touring band. It was distance recorded by all of the members in their home studios and the band’s home base, Mid City Studio, in Minneapolis. It has been described as an “existential homecoming” that chronicles Tillmann’s return to life as a Minnesotan over the last 5 years.

Most of the album was produced by bandmates Aaron Baum and Ryan Mach. John Fields (Jonas Brothers, Andrew WK, Har Mar’s 2004 album “The Handler”) returned to Team Har Mar producing “Solid Ghost” and “Hearts Have Misspoken”, and Ryan Olson (Poliça, Gayngs, Swamp Dogg) dropped in to produce “Patchwork Prisms”. Texas musical legends in the making Kam Franklin (The Suffers) and Jackie Venson (one of the greatest guitarists alive) popped by to elevate “Another Century” into a soul duet masterpiece. Denver Dalley (Desaparecidos) and T. Macey Taylor (Bright Eyes, Jenny Lewis, Amanda Shires) appear on “Where We Began” which they helped write on the road while supporting Afghan Whigs a few years back. The band is Nelson Devereaux, Jake Baldwin, Adam Hurlburt, Ethan Elseth, Aaron Baum, and Ryan Mach, and everyone had a hand in co-writing to help make this album a united, genre hopping masterpiece.

The whole album is a cohesive journey designed to be listened to front to back, but each track is strong enough to stand on its own.
KSI - All Over The Place
Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat
Hiroshi Suzuki
CD | 2007 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
18,99 €*
Release:2007 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
We Release Jazz is ecstatic (purrrr!) to announce the official reissue of Hiroshi Suzuki’s glorious jazz-fusion-funk Holy Grail Cat (originally released in 1976), sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180 gram vinyl mastered at half speed for full audiophile sound, as well as on digipack CD. Both versions come with liner notes by Teruo Isono. Cat was recorded in October 1975 at at Nippon Columbia Studio, while Hiroshi Suzuki was visiting his home country of Japan after moving to Las Vegas in 1971 to play with Buddy Rich and perfect his craft. Back on his old stomping grounds, the man known as Neko (Cat) immediately reunited with his dear friends for an epic two day session of groove magic. The chemistry was still intact. The skills and style had grown. The result, Cat, is a smooth masterpiece, a deep and soulful affair where stunning trombone solos by Hiroshi Suzuki flirt with Takeru Muraoka’s heavenly saxophone and the sensual rhythm section of Hiromasa Suzuki (keyboards), Kunimitsu Inaba (bass), and Akira Ishikawa (drums). Celebrated in jazz collectors circles, in the lofi beat scene, and among music diggers around the world, Cat has become one of the most sought-after Japanese jazz albums of all time and, much like Ryo Fukui’s Scenery, has fascinated old and young generations alike.
Kool Keith - Keith's Salon
Kool Keith
Keith's Salon
CD | 2021 | EU | Original (Logistic)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Written with a libidinal urgency that has come to characterize Kool Keith’s legendary lyricism, “Keith’s Salon” explores our current obsessions with luxury, beauty, and notoriety. But rather than fetishize the beautiful dum-dums who walk red carpets in black Prada gowns,

Kool Keith's most recent studio album shifts our attention to the work and workers that underpin our fantasies of American excess and the good life.

As such, the album is also a timely meditation, during quarantine, on the economic precarity many of us now find ourselves in. Having doubled-up with Triple Parked, the production team of avant-techno maven Bruno Pronsato and Benjamin Jay, “Keith’s Salon” moves between halcyon sonics and atonal warlord dystopia, while keeping beats minimal for Kool Keith to spread extra ketchup on the hamburger. An album at once topical and futuristic, lush and bizarre, "Keith's Salon" is about the business of making people beautiful. It's time to work.
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my bloody valentine - ep's 1988-1991 and rare tracks
my bloody valentine - loveless
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