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Alex Puddu - The Mark of the Devil Feat. Edda Dell’Orso
Alex Puddu
The Mark of the Devil Feat. Edda Dell’Orso
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Al Dente)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Mark of the Devil” is the third and last chapter of Alex Puddu’s trilogy with Italian legendary vocalist Edda Dell’Orso, here featured in three songs. Written, arranged, produced and performed by Alex Puddu, together with many great musicians, the album is ope-Groove, is Prog-Rock, is Psych-Blues, a walk through the gates of hell within Lust and Temptation. This album is the most obscure and experimental Alex Puddu has ever made to date!
Brian Ellis - Mirror Mirror
Brian Ellis
Mirror Mirror
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Chit Chat)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 30.06.2017
Brian Ellis known for his collaborations with legends Egyptian Lover, Howard Johnson also the modern funk contemporaries like Zackey Force Funk and XL Middleton, “Mirror/Mirror” showcases Brian’s handling of all instruments, vocals, mixing and production. Drawing from classic 70s west coast AOR to obscure french library music and early 80s funk presenting a timeless contemporary sound. Combining analog synths (Oberheim OB8, Minimoog Model D, Yamaha DX7, and more), live guitar, intricate drumming, smooth vocals with excellent songwriting have come together like never before. Sure to be a classic record in the years to come.
Misha Panfilov Sound Combo - In The Woods / Caveman
Misha Panfilov Sound Combo
In The Woods / Caveman
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Funk Night)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
Limited to 500 copies!Here's the latest release from Misha Panfilov Sound Combo.
Poldoore / Akshin Alizadeh - But I Do / Woman
Poldoore / Akshin Alizadeh
But I Do / Woman
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.07.2017
Poldoore’s The Day After, his brilliant second album for the Cold Busted label, garnered heaps of praise, loads of play, and a multitude of heads nodding to its crafty beats. The next step is to revisit these songs with a collection of delicious remix treatments, contained in the upcoming The Day After Remixes. For an advance taste, Cold Busted has gathered two of these cool versions for a special 7“ single. Rotterdam’s rising production talent Moods, already well-known for his remixes on SoundCloud, tackles ”Hard To Forget“ in a dreamy, unforgettable style. The vocal hook is filtered and accented against boom bap rhythms while a lovely, cut-up string section adds emotional gravitas. ”Midnight In Saigon”, featuring vocalist Astrid, is the single’s next selection, and here it’s remixed by Los Angeles producer extraordinaire B. Bravo. He gives the track a cool FM soul vibe, adding G-funk melodies, chunky guitar, and a bubbling R&B bass line that wonderfully compliments the source material. DJs and true funk fans rejoice ... this whole record is on point
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, The - Out On The Coast Black Vinyl Version
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, The
Out On The Coast Black Vinyl Version
LP | 2016 | US | Reissue (Colemine)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
San Diego's own The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is back with their sophomore LP “Out On The Coast”. Cinematic soul is the order of the day from this west coast group. Covering a lot of soulful territory here: deep funk, soul jazz, breakbeats, and more! The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is a heavy, original, instrumental soul band based in San Diego. They draw influence from the masters of the style from the past and modern day, including: The Meters, Isaac Hayes, El Michels Affair, Mulatu Astatke, Budos Band, The Nite Liters, Menahan Street Band, Fela Kuti and The Poets of Rhythm. In June of 2015 they released their debut self titledalbum on Colemine Records. The band has shared the stage with Lee Fields and the Expressions, New Mastersounds, Monophonics, Kamasi Washington, and many other touring bands. They perform live regularly all over California and worldwide.
Lord Echo - Harmonies DJ Friendly Edition
Lord Echo
Harmonies DJ Friendly Edition
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Soundway)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 30.06.2017
DJ friendly 2xLP version, cut loud for your pleasure!Harmonies is the new long player from underground super-producer Lord Echo. Hotly anticipated for the last few years by his growing entourage of fans, many were frustrated by his descent into obscurity in the industrial backwaters of New Zealand where he lived alone and went completely insane trying to complete the record. But those frustrations are finally at an end, and the wait was worth it - for fans at least.The new album solidifies his already distinctive mutations of reggae and rock steady with disco, African soul, techno and spiritual jazz. In other words, the Lord has returned from the wilderness with a bounty for his followers. Eat of the bread of life and enjoy access to his crazy World of Sound.
Red Astaire & Coco Rouzier - Resque Me Red Vinyl Version
Red Astaire & Coco Rouzier
Resque Me Red Vinyl Version
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Homegrown)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Strictly limited (150 copies, hand numbered) red vinyl repress. Full color labels big hole 45rpm 7" single. Beats from Swedish superproducer FREDDIE CRUGER and vocals from COCO ROUZIER a great up and coming jazz singer from DC. B/w the more uptempo, feel good 60s styled "REACHING OUT TO YOU".
Haggis Horns, The - Take It Back
Haggis Horns, The
Take It Back
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Haggis)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 16.06.2017
The Haggis Horns will release their fourth studio album in September 2017 and as a little teaser, they drop a summer single worldwide on June 9th via their own Haggis Records, a feel good bouncing hip-hop/funk jam featuring guest UK MC/rapper Doc Brown. Think back to the dawn of hip-hop in the early 1980s when the first rap singles featured the Sugarhill Records house band laying down heavy funk grooves for MCs like The Furious Five and Treacherous 3 and you get the flavour. No-nonsense party hip-hop/funk for b-boys, soul sisters and funk brothers! And keeping with that old school flavour, it will come with a limited edition 7" vinyl pressing alongside the digital single and feature an instrumental version on the b-side with the Horns cutting loose on the solos.Now in their 19th year, The Haggis Horns are still as popular and busy as ever playing clubs and festivals around the UK and internationally and finishing this new album for autumn release. Expect another slab of heavy funk and sweet soul with longtime vocalists John McCallum (Corinne Bailey Rae band) and Lucinda Slim on various featured tracks plus the hip-hop collaborations with Doc Brown. As always, their famous super tight rhythm section holds it down alongside one of the UK's best horn sections of the last 2 decades whose gig/recording credits include Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Jamiroquai, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and Lily Allen.
Smoove & Turrell - I Can't Give You Up / Have Love
Smoove & Turrell
I Can't Give You Up / Have Love
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Jalapeno)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Smoove & Turrell have cemented their position as one of the Europe's premier soul and funk outfits. Due to popular demand Jalapeno is re-issuing some classic S&T tracks on 7"'I Can't Give You Up' was the very first Smoove & Turrell release on German label Club Tikka and within weeks was changing hands for silly money on the soul scene. Long since out of press on 7" it is now available again backed up with 'Have Love' - a killer moment from the boys third album 'Broken Toys'
Playlist, The (DJ Jazzy Jeff) - Chasing Goosebumps Feat. Glenn Lewis
Playlist, The (DJ Jazzy Jeff)
Chasing Goosebumps Feat. Glenn Lewis
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Playlist Music)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
DJ Jazzy Jeff enlists world-class artists to record a full album in seven days; documents the process on Facebook Live. World-renowned DJ and Grammy Award-winning producer DJ Jazzy Jeff invited a collective of musicians, singers and songwriters to his home for a music session with an extraordinary idea in mind: Create, record and release the most incredible music possible in seven days. The artists were given full creative freedom, with one condition. Give listeners goosebumps. Jeff has always believed making and sharing great music with the world should be simple and honest. To prove it, he captured the entire creative process of Chasing Goosebumps and streamed it using Facebook Live from the DJ Jazzy Jeff fan page, allowing millions of music lovers to witness this unprecedented approach to making music. Chasing Goosebumps exemplifies the sincerity and soul-bearing emotion that only comes from unhindered creativity. Not genre-specific, the album is an eclectic, yet cohesive, mix of soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, pop and samba. From the melodies to the lyrics, Chasing Goosebumps is moving and provocative, tackling topics like social injustice, relationships, love and the music industry. Vocalist Glenn Lewis serves as the perfect vessel for these stories of frustration, anger, hate, inspiration, love and hope. His distinctly familiar voice navigates the range of topics and music styles with effortless delivery. Chasing Goosebumps is musically as diverse as the artists who brought it to life, The PLAYlist. More than a supergroup, The PLAYlist is a movement that promotes authenticity in music and empowers artists to remain true to their craft. For The PLAYlist, Chasing Goosebumps is reassurance that real, meaningful music is not a lost art. Chasing Goosebumps is not the end of an era. It’s just the beginning.
El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber
El Michels Affair
Return To The 37th Chamber
Tape | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The wait is over, Return To The 37th Chamber is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic Enterthe 37th Chamber. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear thatEMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog thatmakes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the Return to The 37th Chamber it’s own hazy sound. Adding to the uniquefidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, “John Carpenter” synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditionalChinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu’s superlative vocals. From start to finish it’s a dark trip that walks the linebetween RZA’s timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.El Michels Affair tackles some classics like 4th Chamber and Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol DirtyBastard’s Snakes, Raekwon’s Verbal Intercourse, and Shaolin Brew, Wu-Tang’s contribution to the St. Ide’s Hip Hop endorsementcampaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties onSnakes and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of Tearz, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sampleas it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man’s hit, All I Need, lending her vocal prowessto what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the“rug that ties the room together,” giving Return To The 37th Chamber a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair recordand not just a collection of covers.From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is asmuch a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, “sounding out thecity” that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly uniquein it’s own right.
Scone Cash Players - The Slitter / Necking
Scone Cash Players
The Slitter / Necking
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Mango Hill)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
“The Slitter” by Scone Cash Players cuts a deep groove from theraw funk just as a steel slitting machine cuts metal strips from rawsteel coils. The music mimics the sharpest of the upper and lowercutting knifes used to split into the hard cold metal. The HammondOrgan has much in common with a steel slitting machine. It is large,difficult to operate and potentially dangerous. It is an archaic piece ofequipment that requires a seasoned master to be able to operate itwith favorable results. Hammond organist Adam Scone is this kind ofmaster. The music was made as a tribute to the steel workers in hisfamily and from his musical hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. He isaccompanied here by the master producer and guitar player ThomasBrenneck of Dunham Records and one of the greatest and most indemand funk drummers on the NYC scene, Eric Kalb. Together theyslice a devastatingly stone cold groove.
Will Sessions - Deluxe
Will Sessions
Deluxe
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Sessions Sounds)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Deluxe, Will Sessions’ debut LP of original material, contains tracks previously available as limited press 7" records, freshly remastered for a full length album. The album contains guest appearances from Detroit legends Allan Barnes (Blackbyrds) and Amp Fiddler (Parliament/Funkadelic), as well as Florida’s own 'King of Funk' Rickey Calloway, and relative new-comer Coko (Funk Night Records). The album is a collection of singles reminiscent of classic funk and soul with deep breaks, tight rhythm section, blazing horns, and raw vocal performances.
Lord Echo - Harmonies
Lord Echo
Harmonies
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Finally! Almost four long years after his afro-beat-excursion "Curiosities", Lord Echo steps up for his third and long-awaited longplayer "Harmonies" on the infamous label Soundway. A combination which couldn't fit better and warms our hearts in anticipation!
El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber
El Michels Affair
Return To The 37th Chamber
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Big Crown)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Return To The 37th Chamber” is being issued on vinyl with four unique cover designs as pictured above. Which cover art you will get will be picked at random.The wait is over, „Return To The 37th Chamber” is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic “Enter the 37th Chamber”. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear that EMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog that makes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6 generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the “Return to The 37th Chamber” it’s own hazy sound. Adding to the unique fidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, “John Carpenter” synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditional Chinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu’s superlative vocals. From start to finish it’s a dark trip that walks the line between RZA’s timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.El Michels Affair tackles some classics like “4th Chamber” and “Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit”, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol Dirty Bastard’s “Snakes”, Raekwon’s “Verbal Intercourse”, and “Shaolin Brew”, Wu-Tang’s contribution to the St. Ide’s Hip Hop endorsement campaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties on “Snakes” and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of “Tearz”, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man’s hit, “All I Need”, lending her vocal prowess to what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the “rug that ties the room together,” giving “Return To The 37th Chamber” a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair record and not just a collection of covers.The vinyl version of “Return To The 37th Chamber” is presented with 4 different hand painted covers. The originals were painted on two sewn together flour sacks in Accra, Ghana by Heavy J and Stoger, two artists who are legends in the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema scene and regular contributors to the Deadly Prey Gallery’s collection in Chicago.From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is as much a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, “Sounding Out The City” that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly unique in its own right.
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Andy Tolman Cartel, The - Move Over
Andy Tolman Cartel, The
Move Over
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Freestyle)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
TV and film soundtracks were often the work of absolute masters of their art - such as US legends Lalo Schiffrin & Quincy Jones, and their Uk counterparts Ronnie Hazelhurst and Alan Hawkshaw, provided the soundtrack to the 60, 70's and 80's at a time when film and TV music was unashamedly groovy and featured the ensemble of choice for the jazz arranger: The Big Band! The Andy Tolman Cartel captures the spirit and musical excitement of that style with a collection of epic tunes, composed, arranged and recorded for Big Band by bass player, composer and bon viveur, Andy Tolman and produced by the projects drummer, Nick Van Gelder.As a tantalising taster of the sounds encompassed within the forthcoming full length album Cypher - this absolute kicking single kicks off with a thundering, stomping cover version of Janis Joplins' Move Over - with award winning singer Jo Harman on vocal duties (Jo recently hit the BBC Radio 2 playlist with her own single When We Were Young which features the Doobie Brothers Michael McDonald as special guest) The flipside - album title track Cypher - contrastingly is a brilliant, spy movie style scorcher with disco flourishes - banks of blazing horns, squelchy synthesizers, super tight drums all coalesce into the greatest soundtrack currently searching for a TV show to be the theme for!
Danny Akalepse - Impressions Of Impressions Parts 1 & 2
Danny Akalepse
Impressions Of Impressions Parts 1 & 2
Tape | 2016 | US | Original (Big Crown)
7,99 €*
100Bonus Coins
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bonus Coins
Big Crown Records is proud to launch Big Crown Radio, our label curated podcast of DJ mixes. First up, our own Danny Akalepse takes us for a listen to his Impressions of Impressions Part 1 mix, paying tribute to The Impressions with a mix of Soul & Rock covers of their tunes. To celebrate the launch of the podcast we pressed up a limited edition cassette tape of Impressions of Impressions Part 1 and the forthcoming Part 2 (all reggae covers of Impressions tunes). Expect to hear mixes from Big Crown artists as well as a ton of heavy weight DJs and record collectors that we are happy to call friends and colleagues. From Danny:“The Impressions, as Curtis, Fred, and Sam are one of my favorite groups ever. I’m really into collecting covers, I have been at it for a long time. I came up with the title for these two mixes and that really got me going, from the artwork to the tunes I really like the way this came out and it seemed fitting to commit it to a tape, two sides worked really well for the genres. This project definitely sent me on a trip digging and digging for more versions to add to what I already had, and I had to leave off some killers so I wouldn’t repeat songs. Some of the records on here aren’t straight covers but tunes that someone jacked Impressions melodies and arrangements and wrote their own verses over them. At the end of the day this mix has a heady level to it, but I am hoping that even with no context at all, and for people who don’t know who The Impressions are it will still be a good listen just the same. Curtis is a god in reggae, there’s way too many covers to get onto one mix, so I pulled some of the more known ones and some of the more obscure. I collect a lot of reggae records, something most folks don’t know me for, this is the first time I am releasing a reggae mix publicly. I hope everyone enjoys the vibe”.
El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber
El Michels Affair
Return To The 37th Chamber
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Big Crown)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The wait is over, „Return To The 37th Chamber” is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic “Enter the 37th Chamber”. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear that EMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog that makes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6 generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the “Return to The 37th Chamber” it’s own hazy sound. Adding to the unique fidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, “John Carpenter” synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditional Chinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu’s superlative vocals. From start to finish it’s a dark trip that walks the line between RZA’s timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.El Michels Affair tackles some classics like “4th Chamber” and “Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit”, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol Dirty Bastard’s “Snakes”, Raekwon’s “Verbal Intercourse”, and “Shaolin Brew”, Wu-Tang’s contribution to the St. Ide’s Hip Hop endorsement campaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties on “Snakes” and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of “Tearz”, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man’s hit, “All I Need”, lending her vocal prowess to what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the “rug that ties the room together,” giving “Return To The 37th Chamber” a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair record and not just a collection of covers.The vinyl version of “Return To The 37th Chamber” is presented with 4 different hand painted covers. The originals were painted on two sewn together flour sacks in Accra, Ghana by Heavy J and Stoger, two artists who are legends in the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema scene and regular contributors to the Deadly Prey Gallery’s collection in Chicago.From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is as much a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, “Sounding Out The City” that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly unique in its own right.
Red Astaire & Coco Rouzier - Resque Me
Red Astaire & Coco Rouzier
Resque Me
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Homegrown)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Seriously dope downtempo soul track with beats from a Swedish secret weapon and sultry vocals from COCO ROUZIER (an up and coming jazz swinger from DC) b/w the more uptempo, feel good 60s styled "REACHING OUT TO YOU". Two gems that shouldn't be missed. Hand stamped 7" single.
Los Charly's Orchestra - It's So / History Feat. Omar
Los Charly's Orchestra
It's So / History Feat. Omar
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Imagenes)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 30.06.2017
Good news! music lovers, Soul searchers, and record diggers!Los Charly's Orchestra are back!!! this time celebrating their 10th anniversary and featuring the tropical Soul legend: Omar, for their latest extravaganza of Caribbean infused Disco/Boogie.LCO has left an important landmark on the global Soulful Disco - Jazz Funk landscape since the very beginning, and their tireless production machine still continues today to deliver some of the most epic groovers, such as: "All Around The World, Everlasting Love & Sunshine", in between many others.Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel (the two men behind this project), continue on their endless effort for producing enduring music by delivering their latest EP which contains an LCO's Re-make treatment of Omar's classic: "It's So" plus a brand new Boogie-Reggaeish fusion track entitled: "History", both tracks with their correspondent instrumentals for the delight of the vinyl junkie, and groove music aficionado.
Children Of Zeus - I Can't Wait
Children Of Zeus
I Can't Wait
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (First Word)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Easily one of our biggest single releases of 2016 at First Word was 'Still Standing' - the debut single by Children Of Zeus, aka Konny Kon and Tyler Daley. The wax of this sold out instantly and was bumped by DJs far and wide, from Pete Rock to Toddla T to Chase & Status. The Lenzman rub was named "Best Remix" at the 2016 Drum & Bass Arena Awards.Since then, the Manchester duo have been turning heads across the land. Tyler recently appeared on Goldie's latest album, whilst Konny has also been working with Dub Phizix. They've appeared in The Guardian, Time Out, BBC Radio 1, Boiler Room and The Source, they hold down a monthly show on NTS, and have done live shows with the likes of Soul II Soul, Mos Def, De La Soul and Slum Village.Quietly dropping somewhat of an anthem at the end of 2016 on our 'Two Syllables' compilation ('Crown'), it's long overdue we drop another single from these guys.'I Can't Wait' eases us in on a slow and low 70bpm bump. Hashtag baby making music. Seriously, there needs to be some sort of health warning before playing. Consider this your warning. This is grown folk shit. Classic slow jam material. The flip side 'Don't Say A Word' is on some heavyweight 90bpm boom bap business. Certified dancefloor fire, cementing the duo's status as some of the UK's dopest talent out there right now.The Manchester music scene has been on fire of late, and Children of Zeus exemplify this. Following on from the influence of heritage artists like Loose Ends, Omar and The Sindecut, this is British black music at its best and brightest.
Dem Juju Poets - Liberated Thoughts
Dem Juju Poets
Liberated Thoughts
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Matasuna)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
What initially started as idea for a DJ-duo project quickly turned into a new production outlet for German producer David Hanke. He is well known for his Northern Jazz, Funk and Afrofunk productions under various monikers ever since his first release back in 2008 of which the most recognized surely is his Renegades Of Jazz-alias.After starting to fully embrace the Afrofunk vibe with his 2016-released Renegades Of Jazz album 'Moyo Wangu' as well as two Dem Juju Poets singles in the same year it's now about time to release 'Liberated Thoughts' - the longplay debut for Dem Juju Poets which is scheduled for April 2017.
Ekkah x Dam-Funk - What's Up / Space Between Us
Ekkah x Dam-Funk
What's Up / Space Between Us
12" | 2016 | US | Original (Glydezone)
16,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
London based funk-inspired disco-pop duo Ekkash's smash collaboration with trend-setting producer Dam-Funk now sees an exclusive vinyl-only 12" release on Dam's own Glydezone Recordings imprint. This very special limited release features both stellar songs "What's Up" and "Space Between Us" from their collaborative digital double-A side of early 2016 and adds both original instrumental compositions, written, played, produced and mixed by Dam-Funk himself. This collaboration is no phone-in either! It was done all live together in the studio in Los Angeles during the Winter of 2015! Ekkah's Rebecca & Rebekah sound sultry and soulful over these club-ready Modern-Funk classics by Dam-Funk.
Quantic & Nidia Gongora - Curao
Quantic & Nidia Gongora
Curao
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Curao' is the first full collaborative album from world-renowned British producer Quantic and Colombian folklore singer Nidia Góngora – who has regularly fronted Quantic’s high profile live ensembles in recent years as well as contributing to some of his most popular tracks.With infectiously danceable rhythms, captivating songwriting and up-to-the minute production, ‘Curao’ brings a new and highly original interpretation of the unique, rich and mystical musical traditions of the Colombian Pacific Coast. Combining Quantic’s trademark electronic production with the distinctive traditional rhythms of Pacific music the album presents itself as a captivating body of work.
Allergies, The - Love That I'm In / Since You've Been Gone
Allergies, The
Love That I'm In / Since You've Been Gone
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Jalapeno)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bristol boogie dons - The Allergies, are back with another hot 7" single to rip up dancefloors, and once again they've got champion MC and producer Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling) to assist in their funky endeavours.
238s, The - The Itch / The Scratch
238s, The
The Itch / The Scratch
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Sunflower Soul)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Conceived out of a mutual love for the Tascam 238 multitrack cassette machine, The 238s come hard on their debut 45. The group is a collaboration between members of the bay area's M-Tet and Kansas City groups Hi-Lux and Boogaloo 7.
Poldoore - Hard To Forget Moods Remix / Midnight Remix
Poldoore
Hard To Forget Moods Remix / Midnight Remix
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Crucial heavyweights Poldoore and Emapea each take on a side of this Cold Busted 7-inch single, the latest in a bi-monthly series of Dub / Reggae cuts exhumed from the label’s golden vault. Belgium’s Poldoore commandeers the A-side with an instrumental version of ”This Road“, a track originally found on his acclaimed 2016 album “The Day After”. Stirringly dubwise, the cut is wet with atmosphere and the ping of spring reverb, as a tuneful horn section carries the main melody. Flip the wax for accomplished Polish beat-maker Emapea and his delightfully skankin’ ”Rudeboy“. Previously appearing on the In Dub 3 compilation, “Rudeboy" showcases Emapea’s knack for combining samples from multiple genres into one cohesive, steamy gumbo. With either track, B-boys and natty dreads alike will give the dance floor a serious workout as the needle meets the vinyl.
Anatoly Ice - Something Happened (2Me)  / Light
Anatoly Ice
Something Happened (2Me) / Light
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Anatoly Ice is Russian a break-beat DJ from Moscow who has Bob Marley’s tracks in his playlists, a House DJ obsessed with Funk and Soul, a Hip-Hop DJ crazy about Beck and Bjork. Mixing different genres together, wiping the rims out, in modern electronic vibes of traditional funk of 70’s. 45s addicted record collector, promoter, beat digger and music lover.The Cold Busted label unearths more funky nuggets from the fertile Russian soil with this brilliant 7-inch single from Moscow’s Anatoly Ice. DJ, producer, and host of the Funk and Beyond parties and radio show (running for nearly ten years), Anatoly Ice has been drawn to the swing of a phat beat for a long while.
Dexter - Money $ex 10
Dexter
Money $ex 10
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Money $ex)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
Welcome german beat maker Dexter to Money $ex! Funky Time!
Soul Surfers, The - Soul Power (Alternative Mix) / Jam Session
Soul Surfers, The
Soul Power (Alternative Mix) / Jam Session
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Funk Night)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Only one copy per customer!Limited edition of 250 hand-numbered copies only worldwide!!Funk Night Records presents this nice instrumental 45 filled with raw Funk on the A-side and a certain Surfrock twang on the B-side.This release was originally intended for the first Soul Surfers USA tour, but wasn't finished in time. Now it is finally available! TIP!
R Kelly - Share My Love (One Sided)
Al Sunny - Time To Decide
Al Sunny
Time To Decide
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Al Sunny is a young composer emerging from the French soul music scene. Soon after learning the guitar, he started composing and became involved in numerous projects and collaborations. Al has been influenced by pop, rock, and electronic music, always with a foundation in the “Black” and “Soul” sound.During his conservatory studies, he refined his knowledge and confirmed his desire to write and compose. The will to establish himself on a solo project became stronger and stronger. He quickly discovered deep inside himself the music that he truly loves, inspired by artists such as Tim Maia, America, Al Green, and Al Jarreau. Thru his guitar, he gives birth to the majority of his compositions and always seeks to bring the melody of his songs to the forefront. During his studies he met musicians including Florian Pellissier, then professor at the conservatory and a confirmed pianist who worked on various projects such as Guts, Anthony Joseph, Florian Pellissier Quintet, and Shola Adissa.It's then thanks to Florian that Al Sunny meets Pascal Rioux, founder and A&R of Favorite Recordings. Immediately seduced and impressed by his talent and the various demos that he listened to, Pascal invites the young musician to collaborate and produce an album within Favorite Recordings. Together they agree on a musical direction looking towards the West coast movement of the 70s and 80s. This direction includes influences like Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, and Ned Doheny, of whom Al Sunny covers the classic “Get It Up For Love” on the new album.With Time To Decide, Al Sunny shows us the premise of his music style, infused with Blue-Eyed-Soul, Pop and Folk. Written and composed by himself, it’s in close collaboration with Florian Pellissier that his songs came to life. Under the guidance of Pascal Rioux and Favorite Recordings, the production of this album ensures a sound and a final result worthy of the best classics of the genre.
Diazpora - Islands
Diazpora
Islands
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Légère)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The funk is something you cannot learn, buy or steal from somebody else. The funk is with you, or it is not. You have to be honest and real. Enter Diazpora: They have the funk. It is with them since they started in 2002 and it did not deserted them since. The nine-piece band from Hamburg/Germany knows that you cannot fake the funk. You need to keep the groove on the move. On their fifth album „Islands” they do this more profound than ever. As with all things funky, it is about a continuous travel on an instinctive path that never leads to the final destination. Just like in real life: You got to keep moving!
Brothers Nylon, The - Bitches Cold Brew
Brothers Nylon, The
Bitches Cold Brew
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Resistant Mindz)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
“Bitches Cold Brew” by The Brothers Nylon is a collabo project with the amazing and gifted Shawn Lee! Music from NY to LON. Across the pond. A tiger and three lions set out to make musical adventures. Cinematic type tuneage with the freedom to overdub whatever you want. Most of these tracks were served up hot and fresh off the reel to reel, digitized, and sent across the pond. 10 Tracks, 10 videos, once in a lifetime experience. Absolutely thrilling collaboration with Shawn and the Rufolo Brothers! On their way to Europe for their "Euro Touro" in March, 2017.
Izo Fitzroy - Skyline
Izo Fitzroy
Skyline
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Jalapeno)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
With a rare combination of powerful vocals, honest song writing and dynamic live performances, Izo FitzRoy's music is a unique and captivating blend of soul, gospel and blues.
Will Sessions - Deluxe
Will Sessions
Deluxe
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Sessions Sounds)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
Deluxe, Will Sessions’ debut LP of original material, contains tracks previously available as limited press 7" records, freshly remastered for a full length album. The album contains guest appearances from Detroit legends Allan Barnes (Blackbyrds) and Amp Fiddler (Parliament/Funkadelic), as well as Florida’s own 'King of Funk' Rickey Calloway, and relative new-comer Coko (Funk Night Records). The album is a collection of singles reminiscent of classic funk and soul with deep breaks, tight rhythm section, blazing horns, and raw vocal performances.
Shaun Escoffery - Evergreen
Shaun Escoffery
Evergreen
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Dome)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The return of one of the UK’s finest vocalists with an album that once again combines gospel-tinged power with soulful subtletly. All four singles from Shaun’s 2014 album “In The Red Room” entered the UK Airplay Top 40 chart, and the first two singles from “Evergreen” – the powerful dance track “When The Love Is Gone” and ballad “Love Shine Down”– have continued that run.From his first recording with D-Influence at the tender age of 17, Shaun Escoffery has been one of the UK’s finest vocal talents - a singer with a glorious Isleys/Curtis Mayfield falsetto. Along the way he has enjoyed support from Elton John - who has hailed Shaun as one of his favourite new artists - and actor Idris Elba, one of his oldest friends.All but one of the songs – a cover of Eurythmics’ “Here Comes The Rain Again”, which also features UK soul singer Andreya Triana – is co-written by Shaun with producer Gil Cang. On title track “Evergreen” he is joined by Joss Stone. Already making waves at radio in the UK is the Seventies-influenced social comment track “Ain’t No Time”, and latest single “Healing Me”.
El Michels Affair - Tearz Feat. Lee Fields & The Shacks / Verbal Intercourse Feat. EMA
El Michels Affair
Tearz Feat. Lee Fields & The Shacks / Verbal Intercourse Feat. EMA
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Big Crown)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
With the full length, “Return To The 37th Chamber” dropping April 2017, El Michels Affair releases another flawless two sider to hold us over.Side A’s cover of “Tearz” is as much an homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it is to the classic Wu-Tang Clan track.The song starts as a glazed over cover of "After Laughter" with Shannon Wise of The Shacks singing Wendy Rene's timeless mantra. Halfway through, the mood dramatically shifts and the drums and organ that drive the original RZA sample, take over. A dubbed out Lee Fields taps in like only he can, and the song spirals into outer space.Side B finds EMA dipping into the deeper side of the Wu catalog with Raekwon’s “Verbal Intercourse”. Mixing the grimy, gritty production aesthetic of the original with elements of dubbed out reggae, El Michels Affair once again pushes the definition of a “cover” and truly makes it a tune of their own.
DJ Platurn - In Love Feat. E da Boss & Ishtar / Lie To Kick It Feat. E Da Boss
DJ Platurn
In Love Feat. E da Boss & Ishtar / Lie To Kick It Feat. E Da Boss
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Record Breakin Music)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
DJ Platurn has built a reputation as a tastemaker with vision and a sense of community and in turn preserving crucial aspects of DJ and music culture. Founder of the Oakland Faders and The 45 Sessions.Best known as one-half of soul duo Myron & E, Newark native Eric 'E' Cooke aka E Da Boss is the definition of a multifaceted artist. It began with DJing and a love of hip-hop, which eventually turned into producing, and ultimately brought him to singing and songwriting both alongside Myron and on his own.Since then Myron & E have toured the world and released their own music (Stones Throw) as well as collaborated with c with The Soul Investigators (Timmion Records) , The Soul Surfers (Ubiquity Records), in the meantime E has contributed vocals to a track for UK sensation The Gene Dudley Group's sophomore album on Wah Wah 45s, as well as releasing material under the moniker Lucid Paradise alongside Ishtar on The Whole Truth Records and a few 45s as part of The Pendletons on his own independent label Slept On Records. It's an exciting time for fans of E's music, as it appears new sounds are on the horizon, starting with this limited edition 45!
Soia - H.I.O.P.
Soia
H.I.O.P.
LP | 2016 | Original (Record Breakin)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Made in Taiwan and brought to Vienna, Austria (her parents' origin) the culture clash incepted an affinity for a wide range of music. Growing up listening to classical music and African jazz, Billie Holiday's sadness and beloved fusion jazz gave birth to her musical approach, while abstract hip hop damaged the rest. Her sound varies from jazzy improvisation to Nu Soul, creating her own unique style through her code-lacking manners. She has spent a lot of time traveling Asia, the States and Southern Africa. While working on her Master thesis in Biotechnology she met the producerMez. This project will reflect on Soia's own mood swings, from melancholic soul, stream of consciousness turned song, to feel good tunes - always going beyond the surface.
V.A. - Good Measure EP Part 1
V.A.
Good Measure EP Part 1
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Aficionado)
9,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
While the rest of the world basks in the 'Body Glo' of a dreamy label debut from Australia's Bronze Savage, Moonboots & Boardman are straight back to business, uniting a diverse cast of Mancunian talent for a four track collaboration with clothing brand Good Measure.After romancing our ears with the emotional pop of 'Delicious Crime' back on Nado 1001, Half Silk returns to Balearic base camp with the exotic exploits of 'Tsukimi', a coastal cooler for hot Summer nights. Borrowing a bustling bossa from the libraries of Japan, the mystery man canters through infectious organ licks, eleki guitars and subdued synths, darting between Surf and City Pop with a trail of tape delay in his wake.Taking the reins for the A2, King Clyde swaps the sophisticated sway of the Far East for the well-thrown shapes and vivid colours of Nigeria, packing 'Request Line' with red hot Afrobeat brilliance. As crunchy guitar and distorted organ ride punchy drums and dexterous bass, the track swaggers out of the speakers like Shaun Ryder in a dashiki, demanding complete dance floor attendance from anyone in earshot.Things take a turn for the sublime on the B1 as Dream Lovers deliver a suitably somnolent cover of the Vini Reilly masterpiece 'For Belgian Friends'. While a stripped back rhythm section keeps its hypnotic time, airy guitars and metallic keys blend the sticky heat of Thai streets with Caribbean calm, laying us softly to rest on a bed of gossamer melody.The Records We Never Made maintains that medicated pace to bring proceedings to a close with the horizontal beauty of 'On A Whispered Way', a delicate haze of melancholic downbeat for the latest night or earliest morning. The steady pulse of reverberating percussion leaves plenty of room for the gentle acoustic strum and shimmering textures which echo through the soundscape, transporting us to someplace different entirely.Officially Aficionado.
Broken Brass Ensemble - Stutter & Twitch 7
Broken Brass Ensemble
Stutter & Twitch 7" Series
7" | 2017 | Original (Stutter And Twitch)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Stutter & Twitch are proud to introduce to you an alternative take on the world famous sound of New Orleans Jazz. Combining the powers of funk, jazz, hip-hop and soul, Broken Brass Ensemble act as urban brass ambassadors, pioneering on their euphoric groove. Intertwining heroic melodies and leitmotifs, against a loud and proud back-beat, STR003 will soar into stores January 27th, setting a warm and hopeful precedent for the New Year. With origins based in the Netherlands, Broken Brass Ensemble have been firing up a storm all over Europe with an energizing live shows, pairing punchy bass-lines with hard-hitting brass. Selling out on CDs and vinyl from their previous debut album 'Brasshopper' in just over a year, and consistently filling 300 capacity venues without promotion, on merit alone, shows that underestimating this octet is out of the question.
Olivier St. Louis - Ever Since The Fall
Olivier St. Louis
Ever Since The Fall
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Jakarta)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Olivier St.Louis (the artist formerly known as Olivier Daysoul) releases his 2nd EP to start 2017 with some melancholic vibes.After releasing a collaborative EP with Warp's Bibio, who is also featured as a producer on “Ever since the fall”, this 2nd solo release by the Olivier St.Louis marks the starting point of worldwide liveshow efforts for Olivier 2017. After a successful UK Tour with Laura Mvula, Olivier is getting ready to join AnnenMayKantereit for another Tour in spring 2017 to support his upcoming release “Ever since the fall EP”, out on Jakarta Records in February 2017. Six tracks somewhere in between lo-fi soul, drum computer sounds, warm basslines and funk trenched live compositions. Olivier will also join his partner in crime Oddisee for his “The Iceberg” Wolrd Tour until summer. Olivier St.Louis went on to receive significant international attention for his work as a featured singer/songwriter back then still under the name Olivier Daysoul. He worked and toured worldwide with various artists including Oddisee, C2C, Onra, Bibio and Hudson Mohawke as such as other producers from the Warp Records family. Despite all of this, Olivier felt something was missing...A true reflection of his own voice and sound. Less bass music, more organic soul, less producer features and more independent unique compositions all by himself.
Sauce 81 - Dance Tonight
Sauce 81
Dance Tonight
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Eglo)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Japan's Sauce81 follows up on his modern boogie/funk gem 'Natural Thing', with the equally infectious 'Dance Tonight'. It may sound like it's been hiding in a dusty crate of unheard records all these years, but it was actually recorded last year in Tokyo, all vocals, instruments and production handled by the man himself. Forthcoming on 7inch in Feb 2017. Includes Dub version on the B-Side.Put some weight on it!
Trevor & Lisa - L.A. Nights
Trevor & Lisa
L.A. Nights
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Hi & Fly)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
L.A. Nights, their new EP on Hi & Fly is a new milestone in the band discography, setting it to a next level. The title track is a cover of the famous Yasuko Agawa’s track (itself based on Light of the world’s “London Town”) inspired by strong Zapp and West-Coast influences. Fat basslines, tight horn riffs and funky talkbox parts galore!“Break Droppin’” and “The Battle” are infectious medleys played by the band with an extended line-up including extra brass, strings and percussions. In “Breaks Droppin’”, you’ll find a carefully selected mix of cuts, ranging from the Hawaiian Hal Bradbury’s “You win, I Lose”, to Julius Brockington’s “This Feeling (Freedom)”, passing through CTI and other sampler friendly tracks.“The Battle” is a b-boy style up-tempo selection, mixing Latin influences with some classic battle cuts and evolving to a Disco finish, with a cover of the great Brothers’ break “Under the Skin”. It is 10’ long, the beats & percussions are heavy and the extended band is in top condition. It won’t let some rest to your feet for sure!Last but not least, it's also the comeback of Hi & Fly, a French diggers' reference since 2000. So, one reason more to have a listen… Enjoy!
Allergies, The - You Wouldn't Know / Special People
Soul Motivators, The - Tito's Revenge / Aftermath
Soul Motivators, The
Tito's Revenge / Aftermath
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Funk Night)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Soul Motivators from Toronto play nothing but raw Funk. This release is limited to 500 copies.
Jungle Fire - N.U.S.A.U. / La Kossa
Jungle Fire
N.U.S.A.U. / La Kossa
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Colemine)
7,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jungle Fire present their new 7inch “N.U.S.A.U. / La Kossa” on Colemine Records. Channeling the same heavy afro-latin vibes that made their first couple of 45s so in demand. Uptempo with super heavy drums and percussion, "N.U.S.A.U." is going to light up the dance floors! You're gonna need doubles of this one.
Orgone - Bulletproof / P.C.H
Orgone
Bulletproof / P.C.H
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Colemine)
7,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Orgone present their new 7inch “Bulletproof / P.C.H”. Keeping it instrumental on the A-side with an uptempo dancefloor burner featuring Brooklyn's own Ikebe Shakedown. And not letting up on the B-side, a super cool and slow lowrider jam called "P.C.H. (One More Mile) that features the soulful crooning of Jesse Wagner from The Aggrolites. A two-sided killer!
Omar - Love In Beats
Omar
Love In Beats
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Freestyle)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
Omar has a totally unique, individual style and sound still marks him out as a future thinking and utterly unrivaled artist, who has collaborated with so many legendary names that it would be foolish to deny his worldwide reputation - who would dare contradict the likes of Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Carleen Anderson, Angie Stone, Common and fellow fans and followers like Maxwell and Jarrod Lawson?Following on from 2013's album The Man, 2016 sees his new long player further cement this undeniable reputation. Love In Beats is Omars' 8th studio album of his long, illustrious career and may just be the most eclectic & varied to date. Somewhat more electronic in it's conception and sound than it's predecessor, Love In Beats incorporates soul, Caribbean rhythms, an undercurrent of funk, with touches of zouk, a jazzy waltz, spoken word and also features collaborations with Us soul legend Leon Ware, Blue Note pianist Robert Glasper, grime MC Ty, Guadeloupe born singer Jean-Michele Rotin, and Uk soultress Natasha Watts, The Floacist and Mayra Andrade, the Cape Verdean born singer who lives and records in Paris.Co produced by Scratch Professer, Omars Grammy winning brother,this collection should create excitement worldwide, the sounds are varied - but all have Omars' unique fingerprint on them, style and substance beautifully merged!
Soul Scratch - Pushing Fire
Soul Scratch
Pushing Fire
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Colemine)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
From the first few notes, this record grabs you. It’s raw soul and funk music crafted to perfection. Wailing vocals, soaring horns, and a super tight rhythm section. With a dirty production style, Soul Scratch serves up something that’s familiar, fresh, and never more relevant.
Dem Juju Poets - Voodoo Jazz / Watusi Fever
Dem Juju Poets
Voodoo Jazz / Watusi Fever
7" | 2016 | EU | Original (Radio Krimi)
9,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
“Voodoo Jazz” marks the first release of Dem Juju Poets on French Radio Krimi Records. Their sound is dedicated to raw Afro influenced dance music. David Hanke aka Renegades Of Jazz, brainchild behind Dem Juju Poets, keeps on with his distinctive Afro sound and delivers a great 45 in two different styles. As the Renegades Of Jazz journey will take a step away from Afro Funk music, Dem Juju Poets will be now the main outfit for Hanke to release more Afro driven music in the future. While “Voodoo Jazz” comes with a raw guitar riff, an up-tempo House beat and all that Jazz in a voodoo style, slight electronics and additional scat, “Watusi Fever” is a drum busy piece of magnetic downtempo Jazz goodness flavored with Hugo Kant's unmistakable flute skills.
Myele Manzanza - Onepointone - Live At The Blue Whale
Blue Mode - Space Race
Lord Echo - Just Do You
Lord Echo
Just Do You
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Soundway)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Lord Echo goes Soundway with this suave 12"! Tip!
Haggis Horns, The - Outta My Head / Give Me Something
Haggis Horns, The
Outta My Head / Give Me Something
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Stutter And Twitch)
8,99 €* 9,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Long celebrated as the hottest funk band around, with a sustained tenure of fiery singles and a distinctive northern funk sound, The Haggis Horns are coming at you with their latest track! Exclusive to Stutter & Twitch, 'Outta My Head' has been re-recorded and re-released; renovating HH' tantalizing sound into an, 'ass shaking' hit for the ages! 3rd March will see The Horn's twelfth release in as many years, with STR004 marking our funkiest release to date!Side A, 'Outta My Head' gives you The Haggis Horn's sound that we all know and love; bringing a classic, carefree warmth just in time for spring, with a rejuvenated angle! Destined to be an instant classic, the seven-piece have besieged the track with ample horns, enticing keys, frenzied backing vocals all in a killer verse/chorus/solo combo. A contagious sing-a-long and a party starter, all in one! Side B 'Give Me Something Better' is an example of established producer/artist, Werkha shying away from the 'electronica norm' of decapitating funk standards of their soul. By adsorbing the rhythm, and imparting a creative flair and organic sounds with an infectious curiosity, Werkha places the funk innovators in an augmented light.
Kerbside Collection - Trash Or Treasure Remixed
Kerbside Collection
Trash Or Treasure Remixed
12" | 2016 | Original (Legere)
16,19 €* 17,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Aussie rare groove ensemble Kerbside Collection's second album of instrumental funk and jazz grooves "Trash Or Treasure" (released May 2015) gets the remix, rework and re-use treatment with a variety of re-interpretations with everything from downtempo hip- hop/neo-soul and dusty analogue lounge beats, to fuzzy, Balearic electronic club workouts and even some broken beat flavours.
291out - Ritorno Ad Urania
291out
Ritorno Ad Urania
12" | 2016 (Fly By Night Music)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 /
Genre:Organic Grooves
For Fly By Night Music's next excursion we have entered the realm of 291out, an ensemble dedicated to the unbound exploration of genre, who in partnership with Riccio have produced no less than four new and uniquely cinematic interpretations of their track Ritorno Ad Urania. Thematically inspired by Italian film compositions and 1970s progressive music, 291out are backboned by their experiences with audio visual production, and are fused with Jazz and Funk leanings. Urania, originally an electronic composition scored for the end credits of a short film and named after a legendary Italian Sci-Fi publication, was first heard by Riccio at Terraforma festival in 2015 in an altogether different guise under its radically changed live arrangement. Riccio, exhilarated by this performance, immediately requested to produce the track in this alternative second form.
Forastero - El Submarinista En El Tejado
Forastero
El Submarinista En El Tejado
LP | 2016 | EU (Lovemonk)
17,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
The debut album from Spanish outfit Forastero delivers a riotous but groove driven jazz-punk setlist featuring a theremin and a wonky Hammond organ re-work of the Orbital classic, 'The Box'. El Submarinista en el tejado ('Diver on the Roof'), is Sonic Youth intense in its climactic peaks and drips in filmic Morricone quirk when taking breath. Bolstered with baritones and a fistful of brass, it is the band's debut and fittingly comes out on the long-respected Madrid label, Lovemonk.
Calibro 35 - CLBR35 Live From S.P.A.C.E.
Calibro 35
CLBR35 Live From S.P.A.C.E.
CD | 2016 | Original (Record Kicks)
17,99 €*
Release:2016 / Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Kicks proudly presents "CLBR35 Live From S.P.A.C.E.", the first official live album by Calibro 35 that will hit the streets next 21 October 2016 on ltd edtion LP, CD digipak and digital. After so many studio albums, soundtracks, TV programs and an incredible amount of concerts, "CLBR35 Live From S.P.A.C.E" is the very first live album by our cinematic funk champions. Recorded during two very special nights of the Italian leg of the S.P.A.C.E. Tour at BIKO club Milano and mixed by Calibro's head honcho and fresly grammy award winner, Tommaso Colliva at Toomi lab studio in London, it sees the Milan quartet joined on stage by Ottone Pesante horn session. Most of the tracks are taken from their latest heavily acclaimed studio album "S.P.A.C.E." but there's room for some Calibro 35's classics such as "Eurocrime", "Notte in Bovisa" and "La Mala Ordina" by Armando Trovajoli from their debut album of 2008.
Zillanova - The Fader
Zillanova
The Fader
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Hope Street)
11,69 €* 12,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Three years after their first 7-inch release, Melbourne’s most elusive soul project Zillanova step out of the shadows with “The Fader”, a darkly sensual cut featuring a true revelation – the voice of Joshua Tavares. Bringing to mind both Donny and Marvin, Zillanova’s new frontman is the youngest son of a singing family, his brother Cisco a luminary of soul music in Australia, and his uncles the voices of Tavares, undisputed gods of 70s Disco.This song is not disco though. “The Fader” is a dark horse, riding on a dark and funky pocket with a Latin tinge and shades of gospel. It’s a bit 70’s and a bit now – equal parts What’s Going On and Alabama Shakes. Lyrically, “The Fader” is an ode to departed loved ones and their ongoing presence in our lives. The chorus, ”we all fade away” is a reminder of our own mortality.
Du-Rites, The (J-Zone & Pablo Martin) - The Du-Rites Orange Vinyl Edition
Du-Rites, The (J-Zone & Pablo Martin)
The Du-Rites Orange Vinyl Edition
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Redefinition)
25,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Prepare for the Du-Rites!!!!!! Ever order a kale salad and discover a neckbone in it? That's funk. Ever written a love letter on a chicken grease-stained napkin? That's funk. The Du-Rites are without a doubt the soundtrack to both of those situations, but by definition, The Du-Rites are a duo of New Yorkbased multi-instrumentalists comprised of Pablo Martin (guitar, bass, synthesizer) and J-Zone (drums, organ, bass, turntables, percussion instruments that require little skill). With influences ranging from the obvious (Booker T. & The MGs, Lalo Schifrin, Cameo, Kool and the Gang, The Meters, Jimi Hendrix, P-Funk, Motown, Herbie Hancock, and James Brown) to the obscure (overlooked late '60s funk bands Warm Excursion, TSU Toronadoes, and Willie & The Mighty Magnificents), The Du-Rites manage to bounce from improvisational, raggedy and psychedelic to tight and snappy with the skip of a track. Pablo's proficiency in punk, disco, pop and Latin and J-Zone's deep roots in hip-hop and jazz-funk combine to make one of the more off-kilter, but undeniably funky instrumental long players you'll dig into.
Diamond Ortiz - Loveline
Diamond Ortiz
Loveline
LP | 2016 | US | Original (MoFunk)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Diamond Ortiz delivers some fresh and funky tunes in his own Boogie street style.
Diamond Ortiz - Loveline
Diamond Ortiz
Loveline
CD | 2016 | US | Original (MoFunk)
14,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Diamond Ortiz delivers some fresh and funky tunes in his own Boogie street style.
M-Tet, The - Long Play
M-Tet, The
Long Play
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Lugnut Brand)
17,99 €* 19,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The San Francisco Bay Area tradition is as one of those magical centers of musical energy, sending out waves of jazz, psychedelia, rock and funk into the ears of the world. The M-Tet carry on that tradition. Featuring Joe Baer Magnant on guitar, Gary Pitman on Hammond organ, Chris Lujan on bass and Michael Reed on drums, the M-Tet have for the past few years been honing their own very special sonic blend.The M-Tet has managed to wrap up the entire history of Hammond-led groups, from their earliest days when jazz and R&B were wrestling in urban barrooms, through the soulful bookends of Booker T and the MGs and the funky Meters, and into the future, yet never losing sight of their roots.Here, with their new release, the M-Tet offers up fourteen statements of the groove guaranteed to please everyone from the dusty-fingered connoisseur to the Friday night good-timer looking for something to shake it to. Limited edition on 180gram vinyl of 500 copies!
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations - Late Nights & Heartbreak
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations
Late Nights & Heartbreak
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Record Kicks)
15,29 €* 16,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Kicks presents the new album "Late Nights & Heartbreak" by Hannah Williams & The Affirmations. Recorded at Quatermass Studio in London - the HQ of the British cult band The Heliocentrics, the new album has been produced by legendary UK drummer and producer Malcolm Catto. Alongside the Heliocentric albums on Now Again / Stones Throw, Malcolm is responsible for producing great albums such as "Inspiration Information" by Mulatu Astatke, "Jaiyede Afro" by Orlando Julius and "The Last Transmission" by Melvin Van Peebles. So a new producer and a new life for Hannah; who is also now backed by the Affirmations, her new super tight band from Bristol - who will be touring the record too. The musicianship has ramped up several gears since Hannah's first album; bringing a welcome flare of excellence which punctuates Hannah's heartbreaking vocals and embraces Malcolm's tight, psychedelic production. Mixed totally analogue, and mastered on tape, "Late Nights & Heartbreak" includes 13 tracks of visceral soul with a touch of psychedelic atmosphere.
Zopelar / The Nephrock Allstars - New Directions In Funk Volume 2
Zopelar / The Nephrock Allstars
New Directions In Funk Volume 2
12" | 2017 | US | Original (Soul Clap)
9,59 €* 11,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soul Clap Records’ New Directions In Funk is back with a double A-Side 7" of that electronic funk to get you ridin’… After selling out of 500 records of the first edition, round two is another 500 record limited run on purple vinyl. One side features rising Sao Paolo electronic wizard Zopelar who brings us a smooth out bedroom jam called "Hold You (Like The Music)" featuring Serge Erege on vocals, while the flip is Boston’s favorite funk band, The Nephrok! Allstars with "Ride It” for those booties. Zopelar’s "Hold You (Like The Music)” is as romantic as it gets. With a popish line and a raw mix that makes you imagine you are listening to some obscure backing tracks from an old hidden tape, it features the singer Serge Erege, who added incredible vocals and lyrics to the instrumental version. Hold You is the single from Zopelar’s forthcoming cassette album release “EGG” on Soul Clap Records. EGG shows a very intimate side of the producer, revealing much of his background and clearly presenting his later works as Sphynx (aka Zopelar and Marcio Vermelho) and his own label "In Their Feelings”. It’s a trip to the origins of home recording, rescuing the pure sense of the act of making music.Originally featured on our Dancing on The Charles Vol. 3 compilation last year, Ride It is an instant classic that demanded to get on wax. A throwback to the days of that Summer jam that would light the party or club on fire and get every soul up on the dance floor as soon as the DJ put the needle to the record and the sultry opening chords pulsed from the speakers. Written by Nephrok!, Brew from House of Vibe (LA), and Aaron and Amy Bellamy (The A-Beez) it was produced by Nephrok! as a culmination of influences ranging from Prince, D'Angelo, and P-Funk to a perfect combination of West Coast swagger and East Coast Soul, ....it was, is, and will be a banger for a long time.
Nite-Funk (Dam-Funk & Nite Jewel) - Nite-Funk
Nite-Funk (Dam-Funk & Nite Jewel)
Nite-Funk
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Glydezone)
22,49 €* 24,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Long-awaited, heavily anticipated collaboration between Los Angeles based kindred spirits, Nite Jewel and Dam-Funk. As proclaimed by Pitchfork, the joint-effort is "lightning in a bottle", garnering their coveted "Best New Track" for the lead-single "Let Me Be Me". The initial digital-only released charted an impressive peak position of #17 in the Electronic Music charts on Billboard.With Nite-Funk's debut EP, the two beloved artists bring the best out of one another in this very special release. Originally mastered by the icon music-engineer Francois Kevorkian with additional mixing and production by Grammy Award winner Cole MGN.
B. Bravo - I'm For Real / Stay The Night
B. Bravo
I'm For Real / Stay The Night
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Bastard Jazz)
9,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After providing us with the boogie drenched Tempo Dreams Vol. 2 compilation, LA-based Modern Funk maestro "B. Bravo" is back with a new 7" that's sure to become a staple for the crates.With that feel good bassline and soulful hook, up-tempo A-side single "I'm For Real"'s infectious keys will get the dancefloor moving, while B-Side track "Stay The Night"'s gets a very rare dubbed out remix from Hawaii's Mr. Carmack taking things to that tropical island vibe. Let the funk take you.B. Bravo's debut album will be out on Bastard Jazz in early 2017.
Mako & The Hawk - The Devil Made Me Do It
Mako & The Hawk
The Devil Made Me Do It
7" | 2016 | EU | Original (Number Nine)
7,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
On their new 45, Mako & The Hawk take you back to a time when breaks were funky and rappers knew how to rhyme for a massive double dose of fresh original boom-bap. With beats forged from previously un-sampled (and legally cleared!) vintage funk breaks and emcee Chima 'The Doctor' Anya delivering lyrical wisdom, The Devil Made Me Do It and Strut Your Stuff are a pair of block-rocking jams to turn any party out!
My Trippin' Mojo - Edda's Garden
My Trippin' Mojo
Edda's Garden
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Resistant Mindz)
17,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
My Trippin' Mojo is tape recorded, rough, gently and uncovered Funk & Soul from Leipzig. Impressed by the sound and style of the sixties music, they are presenting a current refreshment with their debut called "Edda's Garden". Most of the songs have been written there and been later caught analog on tape during sessions to get that exceeding sound. 10 tracks full of love, emotions, soul and heavy kicks.
Coalitions, The - Nothin Left 2 Do / Didn’t We Almost Make It
Coalitions, The
Nothin Left 2 Do / Didn’t We Almost Make It
7" | 2016 | EU | Original (Soul Junction)
5,99 €* 11,99 € -50%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Coalitions (also known as The Rheel Menn) return with a brand new song entitled “Nothin’ Left 2 Do” a song recorded and produced in collaboration with Soul Junction Records during 2015 under the auspices of some of the City of Brotherly Loves finest musicians. We begin with the songwriters Lavern Bynum, Bruce Fauntleroy and Leroy ‘Shu-Baby’ Shuller. With the songs recording and mixes have been expertly done by producer, Craig White at Sound Doctor Productions LLC. Craig was the former studio manager at the world renowned Gamble & Huff studios. The mastering was done by Peter Humphrey’s at Masterwork Recording (USA).
Saucy Lady - Saturday Love / Hang On
Saucy Lady
Saturday Love / Hang On
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Tugboat Editions)
11,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
This new 7" from TUGBOAT EDITIONS is a modern funk all star collaboration with the East Coast'sSAUCYLADYon vox, Tokyo's YUKI MONOLOG KANESAKA on production, San Fran's K-MAXX on shredding guitar and vocals plus SoCal's THROWBACK ZACK on the talk box. This munster mega piece will keep you feeling like Saturday all week long... Until you get to the flip side... straight Sunday Morning Vibes, whether getting in OR out of the sheets! Comes with a pic sleeve.
Hi-Fly Orchestra, The - Love EP
Hi-Fly Orchestra, The
Love EP
12" | 2016 | Original (Agogo)
8,99 €*
Release:2016 / Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Hi-Fly Orchestra about this EP: "Despite being known for our energetic performances and often "it is all about the groove" attitude we also have a softer side. All of us love beautiful women and try to win their hearts. For our first EP we have chosen two fantastic singers: our all time male favourite Mr. Karl Frierson and the unbelievable female favourite Rayla Sunshine.Together we worked on some of the most beautiful love pop songs ever written: "Let Love Rule" by Lenny Kravitz, "Purple Rain" by Prince, "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye and "Like A Virgin" performed by Madonna. We tried to keep the feeling from the originals but also felt the necessary to find new grooves and turned them into our style. Find out for yourself and compare!
Lack Of Afro - Take You Home
Lack Of Afro
Take You Home
7" | 2016 | EU | Original (Loa)
7,19 €* 8,99 € -20%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Big drums? Check. Slinky groove? Check. Huge horns? Check. A killer vocal from one of the voices of her generation? Oh yes! 'Take You Home' is Lack of Afro doing what he does best - combining the funk-filled old & the soul-soaked new to devastating effect. On the vox is Grammy award winner Joss Stone, delivering the kind of vocal that Aretha herself would be proud of! On the flip-side is 'Fires Glow' - one of the most popular tracks from the new album 'Hello Baby', and featuring a rising star of the soul & mod scene: dancer, model, singer (and LOA Records recording artist) Emma Noble. Combining infectious piano by George Cooper, upfront drums courtesy of Lack of Afro himself, some Burt Bacharach-esque horns from Jamie Cullum band-member Rory Simmons & an insanely catchy melody, 'Fires Glow' is simply soulful music at its finest.'Take You Home' is the second single taken from the critically acclaimed new album 'Hello Baby', a genre-busting colossus of an record that has received huge radio support from the likes of Jo Whiley (BBC Radio 2), Craig Charles (Radio 2 & 6 Music), Lauren Laverne & Cerys Matthews (both 6 Music). The Lack of Afro live band were also invited to Media City by Craig Charles in May to do a live session for his Funk & Soul Show, with Adam also contributing one of the most popular 'Trunk of Funk' mixes that the show has ever had! 'Hello Baby' has also broken into the Top 10 of the iTunes R&B/Soul charts in over 13 countries worldwide.
Marcel Vogel - Human Beings
Marcel Vogel
Human Beings
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Intimate Friends)
15,29 €* 16,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Marcel Vogel is back with this 8tracker including remixes by label mates Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Dear Earth. Lowslung grooves for an evening in front of the fireplace with your lady (or man), this EP was created in an collaborative effort by Berlin Singer Khadija, Keyboardist Tim Jules, Guitarist Jair Wix and written and produced by Marcel Vogel. Outstanding tracks are the sleazy Moonchild and the title track Human Being.
Torben Unit - Torben Unit
Torben Unit
Torben Unit
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Money $ex)
19,79 €* 21,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
New Band Name, new LP; The former Max Graef Band toured and worked on new music all year. Musical progress, and the impression of not enough edge and rawness in a lot of recent music, inspired and motivated a majority of the recording. The band has grown as a unit and wrote a lot of material together this year in late night sessions. During 2 weeks of recording the new songs in the studio the goal was to try all sorts of instruments, amps and effects and be open to any combination of sounds. Furthermore, they and engineer Lutz Fahrenkrog-Petersen tried to capture and maintain the raw feeling of the live recordings using almost exclusively analog pedals and racks as well as keeping the editing of the recordings to a minimum. Although Bands like Et Cetera (Wolfgang Dauner), Embryo or Xhol have heavily infuenced Max Graef and his band, the result turned out very original ranging from Distorted Jazz-Rock to Experimental Soul, Electronic Percussion Workouts to Free Sound Experiments and Psychedelic Rock. With some tracks being around 14 minutes long, it is better to let the music speak for itself though.
Myles Sanko - Just Being Me
Myles Sanko
Just Being Me
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Legere)
19,79 €* 21,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Essentially, the history of British soul music is a long story about the search for identity. With his third album "Just Being Me", Ghana born singer, songwriter, producer, designer, musician and cinematographer Myles Sanko adds an essential chapter to this eventful journey. Featuring eleven new compositions, "Just Being Me" explores the inner self and transcends stylistic borders. With its rich instrumentation and colourful arrangement it speaks out as loud as a proper soul album should."For me, music is the key to communication between people. When I write, play and sing music, I do not plan it to be labelled 'soul' or 'jazz' - it just comes naturally as it is," Myles Sanko explains. With his true, emotional and straightforward style, he is able to connect past, present and future. "Of course I am inspired by the classic sounds of the Sixties and Seventies coming out of Detroit, Memphis or Philadelphia. But I grew up in the middle of the English countryside. We had no ghetto or deal with social unrest in the streets. Nevertheless, when you grow up coming from a mixed racial background into a conservative society, you need to develop a strategy of survival." One key element of this strategy was to take business in his very own hands. Myles Sanko recorded his debut mini album "Born In Black & White" in 2013. Without any distribution or marketing it sold so well that Myles instantly knew he was on to something good. "My fans crowd funded the recording of my second album 'Forever Dreaming'. That was amazing, even Gregory Porter invited me to join him as support. The band I toured with became my family."With "Just Being Me" Myles Sanko is coming home now. "This album is about love, hope and politics, and has a piece of me in every part," read the liner notes and you can't deny the truth in these words. Starting with "Freedom", a Donny Hathaway style instrumental prologue, the album flows seamlessly into the title track. "Promises" is what soul is about: Don't believe the hype, have a look what's behind empty promises. "This Ain't Living" is accompanied by some of the most delicate orchestral soul-jazz this side of Matthew Halsall or Cinematic Orchestra. "The Sunshine" is where it's at, a quiet celebration of the love for the sun. "Land Of Paradise" carries a message of hope and confidence in the lyrics, led by a hypnotizing brass section, think Gil Scott-Heron or the Last Poets walking through the streets of Manchester or London: "I Belong To You" looks back on classic, era-spanning soul ballad artistry, think Bill Withers teaming up with Maxwell and you are quite near. "Forget Me Not" stays firmly in up-to-date R&B idioms. "Missing You" brings down "Just Being Me" in an Bobby Womack style, acoustic soul, while "Empty Road" is an emotive ending to a wonderful story."Just Being Me' is a departure from what I did before and a beginning of a new journey. It is about myself as a human being, as it is about sharing between each other," concludes Myles Sanko. "What is it that you can do as a songwriter or musician? You have the ultimate tool that you can share with others, as recorded music or on the stage. As an artist you can make the most of this rare gift "
Adrian Younge - The Electronique Void: Black Noise Instrumentals
Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - A Very Ping Pong Christmas Colored Vinyl Edition
Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
A Very Ping Pong Christmas Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Ubiquity)
13,29 €* 18,99 € -30%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Shawn Lee’s classic Ping Pong Christmas album is now available for the first time on colored vinyl! The limited LP version is randomly pressed on red and green vinyl.
Du-Rites, The (J-Zone & Pablo Martin) - The Du-Rites
Du-Rites, The (J-Zone & Pablo Martin)
The Du-Rites
Tape | 2016 | US | Original (Redefinition)
9,59 €* 15,99 € -40%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ever order a kale salad and discover a neckbone in it? That's funk. Ever written a love letter on a chicken grease-stained napkin? That's funk. The Du-Rites are without a doubt the soundtrack to both of those situations, but by definition, The Du-Rites are a duo of New Yorkbased multi-instrumentalists comprised of Pablo Martin (guitar, bass, synthesizer) and J-Zone (drums, organ, bass, turntables, percussion instruments that require little skill). With influences ranging from the obvious (Booker T. & The MGs, Lalo Schifrin, Cameo, Kool and the Gang, The Meters, Jimi Hendrix, P-Funk, Motown, Herbie Hancock, and James Brown) to the obscure (overlooked late '60s funk bands Warm Excursion, TSU Toronadoes, and Willie & The Mighty Magnificents), The Du-Rites manage to bounce from improvisational, raggedy and psychedelic to tight and snappy with the skip of a track. Pablo's proficiency in punk, disco, pop and Latin and J-Zone's deep roots in hip-hop and jazz-funk combine to make one of the more off-kilter, but undeniably funky instrumental long players you'll dig into.
360 Band - 360
360 Band
360
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (3MS Music)
24,29 €* 26,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The 360 Band name may not be familiar to everyone just yet, but anyone who loves good music has probably listened to Molly Duncan, Steve Ferrone and Hamish Stuart at some point - knowingly or otherwise. Molly, Steve and Hamish have individually and collectively played on recordings that have achieved combined sales approaching 30 million units and were all long-standing members of the original Average White Band - the infuential UK band who conquered the world during the seventies and early eighties.After the demise of The Average White Band in 1982, Molly, Steve and Hamish went on to work with a stellar list of globally renowned artists including: Atlantic Starr, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Diana Ross, Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Eric Clapton, The Bee Gees, Whitney Houston and Tom Petty. The dynamic trio reunite after a long break to deliver a superb album. Aided and abetted by some of the UK's most talented and respected musicians including: Steve Pearce, Adam Phillips, Ross Stanley, Andy Caine, Jim Watson, Danny Cummings, Tom Walsh, Neil Sidwell and Hamish's daughter: Emma (backing vocals) - Molly, Steve and Hamish have produced a record of outstanding quality. The stunning newalbum entitled: '360' represents a real return to the groove-laden soulful sounds that so many people have come to know and love.
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, The - Out On The Coast
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, The
Out On The Coast
Tape | 2016 | US | Original (Colemine)
8,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
San Diego's own The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is back with their sophomore LP “Out On The Coast”. Cinematic soul is the order of the day from this west coast group. Covering a lot of soulful territory here: deep funk, soul jazz, breakbeats, and more! The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is a heavy, original, instrumental soul band based in San Diego. They draw influence from the masters of the style from the past and modern day, including: The Meters, Isaac Hayes, El Michels Affair, Mulatu Astatke, Budos Band, The Nite Liters, Menahan Street Band, Fela Kuti and The Poets of Rhythm. In June of 2015 they released their debut self titledalbum on Colemine Records. The band has shared the stage with Lee Fields and the Expressions, New Mastersounds, Monophonics, Kamasi Washington, and many other touring bands. They perform live regularly all over California and worldwide.
Smoove & Turrell - Crown Posada
Smoove & Turrell
Crown Posada
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Jalapeno)
15,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
With the release of fourth album Crown Posada, Smoove & Turrell cement their position as one of the UK's most exceptional soul acts with their innate ability to deliver hard times social commentary in a dancefloor friendly medium. Proudly working class as a band - this album celebrates love, life, politics and the lows and the highs of growing up and raising families in the North East of England.
Reginald Omas Mamode IV - Reginald Omas Mamode IV
Reginald Omas Mamode IV
Reginald Omas Mamode IV
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Five Easy Pieces)
19,79 €* 21,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Along with Mo Kolours, Jeen Bassa, Henry Wu, Al Dobson Jr and Tenderlonious; he’s helped forge in the 22a co-operative that The Fader calls “a kaleidoscopic patchwork of hip-hop, house, and groove investigations bound by one thread: a timeless belief in rhythm as a universal language”. Part percussive ancestral music, part post-Dilla funk, Mamode’s debut album is a galactic, joyful, and above all funky record. It is a statement of intent from this rising underground star.
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, The - Out On The Coast
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, The
Out On The Coast
CD | 2016 | US | Original (Colemine)
9,79 €* 13,99 € -30%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
San Diego's own The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is back with their sophomore LP “Out On The Coast”. Cinematic soul is the order of the day from this west coast group. Covering a lot of soulful territory here: deep funk, soul jazz, breakbeats, and more! The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is a heavy, original, instrumental soul band based in San Diego. They draw influence from the masters of the style from the past and modern day, including: The Meters, Isaac Hayes, El Michels Affair, Mulatu Astatke, Budos Band, The Nite Liters, Menahan Street Band, Fela Kuti and The Poets of Rhythm. In June of 2015 they released their debut self titledalbum on Colemine Records. The band has shared the stage with Lee Fields and the Expressions, New Mastersounds, Monophonics, Kamasi Washington, and many other touring bands. They perform live regularly all over California and worldwide.
Smoove & Turrell - You Could've Been A Lady
Smoove & Turrell
You Could've Been A Lady
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Jalapeno)
11,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Geordie soul powerhouses Smoove & Turrell are back ahead of their upcoming album Crown Posada with the barnstorming single - You Could've Been A Lady.
Rachel Modest - I Try
Rachel Modest
I Try
7" | 2016 | EU | Original (Ata)
6,39 €* 7,99 € -20%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rachel Modest made her debut for ATA Records last year with her a version of "I, Who Have Nothing" that was recorded for the label's free download series "Hard Work, No Pay", and received support and airplay from Craig Charles and Wah Wah 45's Dom Servini. Later in the year she co-wrote and guested on the debut 45 by The Magnificent Tape Band ("Patterns In My Mind") that received support and airplay from Gilles Peterson & Dom servini and was featured as mpfree of the week on Lauren Laverne's BBC6 Music show where it was described as "Al Green meets Portishead"."I Try/Forbidden Love" is her solo debut for the label and both tracks were produced during the sessions for her upcoming solo LP. As with all the releases from ATA Records the tracks were co-written with the heads of the Label Neil Innes and Pete Williams, who were also behind the debut album by The Sorcerers as well as The Magnificent Tape Band and Joe Tatton Trio singles released earlier in the year. Inviting inevitable comparisons to the recent releases from Daptone Records, "I Try" is a soulful mid-tempo track that draws its influences from the likes of Dee Dee Warwick, Ann Peebles, Madeline Bell and Dusty Springfield. Creeping guitar & bass and the understated backing vocals of the verse make way for the uplifting chorus and Rachel's soaring vocal performance. "Forbidden Love" is a darker track that acts as the perfect foil for her powerful vocal performance and a suitable contrast to the A side.
Calibro 35 - CLBR35 Live From S.P.A.C.E.
Calibro 35
CLBR35 Live From S.P.A.C.E.
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Record Kicks)
11,19 €* 13,99 € -20%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Kicks proudly presents "CLBR35 Live From S.P.A.C.E.", the first official live album by Calibro 35.
Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, The - Planet Lam
Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, The
Planet Lam
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Studio Lam)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
nspiration for the LP, is the musical experimentation that has happened at Studio Lam, and how that has influenced our sound, whether it's the alternative nights featuring individual band members (Paradise Bangkok Rhythm Section, Kammao & friends, Electric Piphat Band) or sets from other artists and DJs like Andrew Ashong, Miles Cleret, Hugo Mendez, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Rabih Beaini, Kirk Degiorgio, and Phuong Dan. The fact that Studio Lam has become a musical focal point for city of Bangkok, has inevitably had an impact on the band itself, and this is reflected in the presence of different vibes and styles of the LP. The sound of 'Planet Lam' has been shaped by late night jamming gigs, home made ya-dong, run ins with the police, and the swapping of ideas with like minded local musicians and artists.
Wildcookie (Freddie Cruger & Anthony Mills) - Slave Music EP
Wildcookie (Freddie Cruger & Anthony Mills)
Slave Music EP
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Homegrown)
12,59 €* 13,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Once again singer extraordinaire ANTHONY MILLS and soundscape master FREDDIE CRUGER aka RED ASTAIRE return as WILDCOOKIE and this time, they sound more diverse and doper than ever. This 7-track "MAXI-EP" is part soul, part hip-hop and completely bananas!
Big Funk Factory presents D-Funkt! - The Soundtrack To Transaction Declined
Big Funk Factory presents D-Funkt!
The Soundtrack To Transaction Declined
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Big Funk)
15,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
This the Second album by Big Funk Factory D-Funkt! the soundtrack to the story "TRANSACTION DECLINED" traces the final adventure of Dweeb Droid and introduces aged rocker AWM, whose perfidious character we will suffer a good deal more in the final chapter of the Big Funk epic "Bucky Ball". Anyway back to D-Funkt! the band's usual cast features amongst others Mat Johnson (Jamiroquai, Laura Doggit, Julian Perretta, Duffy) as The Nerdmeister General on keyboards. Wayne Nunes and Perry Melius (Tricky, Aswad, Billy Ocean) as That Tall Bloke and The Metrognome on bass and drums. Michael Brown (George Michael, Chaka Khan, Leona Lewis) on guitar in the guise of The Widdler, Jodie Linscott (Just … Everybody look her up on google) as The Lin Machine on percussion and Vanessa Haynes (Incognito, The Gorillaz, Van Morrison) and Janet Ramus (Shapeshifters, David Bowie; The Eurythmics) who are cast in the roles of Siren One and Two and feature on the track "She wants what wants." Some notable guest appearances include Ernie Mckone (Galliano, Push, Candi Statton) as The Slightly Shorter Bloke whose bass features on "Independent Street", Rob Hughs (ABC, Heather Small, "Eddie the Eagle film soundtrack) in the role of Bobby Pop Sax and Tim Cansfield (The Bee Gees, Steve Winwood, Annie Lennox) who for the benefit of this album goes under the title Acoustico Fantastica. His fabulous Spanish guitar playing features on "Only The Silent Survive". Andy Wood Mitchell (The AM Band, Andy & The BigFunk, Andy & the Other One) the organizer of this musical menagerie revises his past role from Big Funk Factory's first epic "D-roid Portrait of a Serial Singer" as D-roid's nemesis Dweeb Droid in addition to the newly created character of obnoxiousness AWM. Slightly darker in tone the concept of the album sees the land of D-roid and Dweeb, Middle England plunged into civil chaos that develops into a full blown civil war and yet more discoveries about these creatures origins and for the first time some of the lyrics actually feature direct references to what's actually going on in the plot. The Music begins with a more electro funk vibe than the previous release but the introduction of live instrumentation later on brings the sound right back to the Funk base that was established in the first album "Factory Sample".
Paul & The Tall Trees - Our Love In The Light
Paul & The Tall Trees
Our Love In The Light
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Big Crown)
14,69 €* 20,99 € -30%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Staten Island is both close enough to New York City and far enough away to make it easily the most exotic of the 5 boroughs. Rza from WuTang Clan attributes the uniqueness of the Wu to it’s Hip Hop contemporaries at the time to just that dynamic. Growing up on an island that is neighbors with the capital of the world, but has no bridges to it, no trains or tunnels, only a ferry, turns out to be the perfect recipe to give a New York band a unique take on the energy of the city. Paul Schalda, the bandleader, singer and songwriter of Paul & The Tall Trees is from Staten Island.One part of a crazily talented musical family, Paul’s music seems to embody the unexpected overlap of The Band’s Americana, Ian MacKaye’s unhinged emotion, Otis Redding’s raw, warm soul, and the doo-wop melodies his father, Bill Schalda Sr. (a member of Brooklyn vocal group, The Montereys) raised him on.On Paul & The Tall Trees’ debut album “Our Love In The Light” you hear the sum of his experiences. This singular sound is helped by the fact that his father, William Schalda, Sr., and brother, Will Schalda Jr., play on and inspire the record. The album was written entirely by Paul, and produced by another Staten Island native, Thomas Brenneck of Charles Bradley, Menahan Street Band, and Budos Band fame. The combination of the two gives the record an amazing sonic range, from the powerhouse rocker “Crack Of Down” to the ethereal western vibes of “She Comes Around”. Paul pens a tune about the forever changing conviction of a man in love on “Once In A While”, and ironically “The Little Bit Of Sunshine”, is a story about Paul giving up on a career in music. One thing you hear in Schalda’s music, no matter which song, is that the road hasn’t been easy. His voice can be hauntingly harsh, yet hopeful and tender, raucous and gravelly one moment, smooth and intimate the next.
Magic In Threes - IV
Magic In Threes
IV
LP | 2016 | US | Original (G.E.D. Soul)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Magic In Threes return with their fourth full lenght album! "IV" also marks the groups return to the LP format, their first album on vinyl since their debut in 2011. 2016 started off with an ambitious project to release a new Magic In Threes track every Friday for a year, with plans to release an album quarterly. Album number two turned out so dope they decided it deserved a physical release on wax immediately. Magic In Threes have always dealt in moods, grooves and smokey vibes, "IV" is no exception. G.E.D. Soul's instrumental cinematic soul bandits deliver: From slow rolled synth drenched affairs to hyped up thematic joints, this record is a DJs delight with nothing but the toughest beats and arrangements.
Jordan Rakei - Cloak
Jordan Rakei
Cloak
2LP | 2016 | AU | Original (Soul Has No Tempo)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / AU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soul Has No Tempo and 4101 Records are proud to present "Cloak" - the debut album from Jordan Rakei. Delving deeper into his creative well, Jordan has delivered a record that continues to push personal and societal boundaries, a visionary journey through groove based soul, jazz and hip-hop with hints of psychedelia and afro percussive rhythms. Written and recorded in his new adopted home of London, Cloak is a scintillating and timeless debut drawing influence and inspiration from the discovery of meditation, the separation from ego and a personal conversation with self. With guest appearances from fellow Australian's Remi. and Ngaiire - and a feature cameo by the sublime Richard Spaven on Toko - Cloak will take you down the rabbit hole as Rakei expertly navigates explosive new boundaries, where colour and sound collide.Double LP vinyl housed in full-colour jacket featuring cover artwork by Zaina Al Hizami. Includes a poster insert featuring an open letter from Jordan and portrait by Tom Ewbank. This record also features vinyl-only, exclusive live versions of 'Lost Myself', 'Still' & 'Tawo' - recorded live at I'klectik Art Lab in London.
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