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Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli
Nu Guinea
Nuova Napoli
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (NG Records)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Almost 2 years after the success of the album THE TONY ALLEN EXPERIMENTS and a few months after the release of the 7inch AMORE, Nu Guinea return to the scene with a new LP published by their newborn label NG RECORDS.
After touring the world looking for sounds suitable for their vibrations, NU GUINEA decided to go back to square one, Napoli, where Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina were born and raised. They watched their city from a distance reconstructing its energy from their studio in Berlin, calibrating the synths on the meridian of Vesuvius, the volcano that has always protected and threatened Napoli.
NUOVA NAPOLI is the result of a long musical research that has become a historical investigation on the sound that shaped Napoli during the ‘70s and ‘80s, starting from the contamination of genres (disco, jazz-funk, African rhythms) which ended up in Nu Guinea’s DNA.
In this album the synthesizers fill the spaces between the past and the future, tightening in a single body acoustic instruments, electronics and voices in Neapolitan dialect. It is the first time that the duo has worked with such a large group of musicians, some of whom are exponents of the contemporary Neapolitan scene.
WARNING: We recommend listening to Nuova Napoli while walking in the alleys of Napoli’s historic center, around wet clothes hanging and street vendors on tiny three-wheelers.
Dabeull - Intimate Fonk
Dabeull
Intimate Fonk
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Roche Musique)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 13.12.2019
New 12" from the "Fonk" french master Dabeull, with a lot of vintage synths, 80's sounds and hairy moustache. Vintage Funk from today.
Àbáse - Invocation
Àbáse
Invocation
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Cosmic Compositions / HHV)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After gaining support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Soulection, Nabihah Iqbal or KEXP and appearing for an energetic live set at Thris Tian’s Global Roots radio show on Worldwide FM, Cosmic Compositions is proud to present Budapest born Berlin based keyboard player and producer Àbáse's long anticipated debut EP, “Invocation”.

Invocation is a collection of seven songs recorded during a two year period in different locations, capturing Àbáse collaborating with some of the most talented musicians from the buzzing Budapest music scene with special guest performers from Africa and Brazil.
Fearless Flyers, The - The Fearless Flyers 2 EP
Fearless Flyers, The
The Fearless Flyers 2 EP
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Vulf)
20,89 €* 21,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition vinyl pressed on 180gram vinyl!
Only one copy per customer!
The line-up of this band consists of Joe Dart (bass), Cory Wong (guitar), Nate Smith (drums) and Mark Lettieri (guitar). Joe Dart and Cory Wong are members of Vulfpeck and the sound of this new project is also full of funk and groove. This is release is a sure shot. TIP!!
Khruangbin - The Universe Smiles Upon You
Khruangbin
The Universe Smiles Upon You
LP | 2015 | UK | Reissue (Night Time Stories)
24,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Taking influence from 1960's Thai funk - their name literally translates to "Engine Fly" in Thai - Khruangbin’s debut album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool. The Texan trio is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums.

‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ was recorded at their spiritual home, a remote barn deep in the Texas countryside where their first rehearsals took place. The band listened to a lot of different types of music on the long drives out to the country but their favourites were 60s and 70s Thai cassettes gleaned from the cult Monrakplengthai blog and compilations of southeast Asian pop, rock and funk. This had a heavy impact on the direction of the band, the scales they used and the inflection of the melodies; which coupled with the spaciousness of the Texan countryside culminated in Khruangbin forming their exotic, individual sound.

Repress on black vinyl in regular sleeve.
J.Rocc - Funky President Edits Volume 7
J.Rocc
Funky President Edits Volume 7
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Beat Junkie Sound)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 13.12.2019
J Rocc dives back into his crates to release more of his sure-shot edits for the newest edition of his popular Funky President Edits series.
FKJ - French Kiwi Juice
FKJ
French Kiwi Juice
2LP | 2017 | EU | Reissue (Roche Musique)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is a repress. Multi - instrumentalist with rare elegance, FKJ unveils its first album French Kiwi Juice, and invites us in his world.
Jesse Koolhaas - Organized
Jesse Koolhaas
Organized
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Urban Waves)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Urban Waves Records present Jesse Koolhaas an Amsterdam based sound designer and soundtrack composer. For this album titled "Organized" he gathered talented jazz musicians to help him create an organic blend of downtempo electronic music with jazz improvisations and dreamy melodic atmosphere.
Organized is just that, a spiritual journey that will transpose your senses and open a window to Jesse's incredible inside world. Imagine looking at man made industrial cold and rigid perfection and nature's warm and beautiful imperfection. This album is the place where both these things unite and make good resulting into a fresh experience and journey.
From start to end Organized will tell you the story of a dreamlike adventure. Just let the music take you away and open your senses. Trust us and take a leap of faith, it's the beginning of something wonderful.

Music produced by Jesse Koolhaas
Additional credit goes to Joris Roelofs (Bass Clarinet), Joost Swart (piano & keys) and Babak Kamgar (Ud), Bjørn Waling (drums)
Mastering by sterilOne at STAUB Audio Engineering Vienna
Photography by Bjørn Waling
Layout and design by Alex Brade
Published, manufactured and distributed by Urban Waves
Uptown Funk Empire (Patchworks) - The Empire Strikes Back
Uptown Funk Empire (Patchworks)
The Empire Strikes Back
LP | 2009 | EU | Reissue (Soulab)
18,99 €*
Release:2009 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following successful projects such as Metropolitan Jazz Affair, The Dynamics and Mr. President, Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart originally released the Uptown Funk Empire’s album in 2009. Now sold-out for quite a while and still on demand, The Empire Strikes Back is finally reissued.
Bruno Hovart, as a self-taught musician and typical teenager, started playing guitar, bass and keyboards at age 15, covering James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Cream in his bedroom and, later in college bands. His first releases are in the mid-90s, with deep-house and disco live bands and various electronic projects. He quickly develops and shows very special skills for vintage Disco/Funk productions with a contemporary flavor. This gifted boy’s been working with artists such as Amp Fiddler, Archie Shepp, Mr Day, Paul Randolph... and for many recording labels such as I Still Music (US), Favorite Recordings (FR), Infracom (DE), Further Out (UK)...
Uptown Funk Empire is an exciting and ambitious project, worthy of its name. It’s like being back to the better days of Funk without a travel machine... the vibe is vintage but the sound is fresh... This album is huge and it covers all styles of the Groove music golden age: Boogaloo, Soul, Disco, Boogie, Funk... With brilliant vocal by silky Juan Rozoff, Brit-Soul legend Noel McKoy at his best, high-voltage divas Ange & Janice... and Bruno himself on the mic... it’s pure funkiness! Beware, The Empire Strikes Back and is kicking... so get up & dance!
Jacky Giordano - IM 24
Jacky Giordano
IM 24
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Le Tres Groove Club)
24,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 15.11.2019
An aura of mistery hangs over Jacky Giordano, a studio musician who has mostly worked for library music.
He is the one behind the amazing label Freesound (Schifter, Philopsis, Challenger), but as well on Montparnasse 2000 with Pop in Devil’s Train (reissued on Le Très Groove Club), on Timing (Timing N°1 and Timing N°5, under the nickname Jacky Nodaro), on Musax with Boucles Rythmiques (under the nickname Joachim Sherylee, reissued as well on Le Très Groove Club) or Black Devil Disco Club whose paternity for this record is still disputed between him and Bernard Fêvre.
Calibro 35 - High Tension Volume 35 Calibro 35 Plays Lesiman Colored Vinyl Edition
Calibro 35
High Tension Volume 35 Calibro 35 Plays Lesiman Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | (AMS)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU –
Genre:Organic Grooves
Born in 2007 as a music project of renewal and 'update' of the Italian film soundtracks of the early '70s, especially those of the police/crime movies, Calibro 35 immediately imposed themselves within the international music scene, thanks to the wide range of their proposal, not actually that easy to digest as one may think. Cleverly directed by Milanese producer Tommaso Colliva, the band has quickly evolved making their own those sounds they were inspired by, releasing various LP's and playing hundreds of concerts, both in Italy and on foreign soil. Their songs are mainly instrumental and embrace rock, funk, jazz and classical music in a unique way.

"High Tension vol. 35 / Calibro 35 plays Lesiman" slightly shifts the quartet's action scope still towards music for films but, especially in this case, unrelated to the typical soundtrack context; the reference is the so-called 'library music' which, as the term itself suggests, can be defined as a discotheque made of sounds and compositions rich in experimentation, sometimes avant-garde and label-free, which film directors drew from to sonorize their works. This is a world which Calibro 35 are undoubtedly related to from the beginning, but that they had never dealt with as strongly as in this record: here the four-piece, accompanied by Sebastiano De Gennaro on percussion and Luisa Santacesaria on piano, reworks some compositions by the famous Paolo Renosto / Lesiman firstly published in the early '70s.

"High Tension vol. 35" is therefore naturally different from anything the group has delivered to date: ethereal, abstract, much more jazzy and open to improvisation, while also making use of the typical rock music instruments. AMS Records is proud to be including Calibro 35 in its roster, and highly suggests you not to miss this little gem!
North Of Loreto - Do It Like This Feat. Domino
North Of Loreto
Do It Like This Feat. Domino
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Com Era)
8,79 €* 10,99 € -20%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This track is gonna please both Modern Boogie and Hip Hop fans! A bouncy and groovy production is the founding layer for Long Beach' own legend Domino's rap. Keeping the classic flow that we still remember from classics like "Money is everything" and "Getto Jam", the OG does his thang delivering an all-Cali-everything killer flow, while Bassi provides the groove and adds a touch of vocoding and talkbox with a solid extended B-Side. Oh, the hook will sound familiar too!
Jacky Giordano - IM 26
Jacky Giordano
IM 26
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Le Tres Groove Club)
24,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 15.11.2019
An aura of mistery hangs over Jacky Giordano, a studio musician who has mostly worked for library music.
He is the one behind the amazing label Freesound (Schifter, Philopsis, Challenger), but as well on Montparnasse 2000 with Pop in Devil’s Train (reissued on Le Très Groove Club), on Timing (Timing N°1 and Timing N°5, under the nickname Jacky Nodaro), on Musax with Boucles Rythmiques (under the nickname Joachim Sherylee, reissued as well on Le Très Groove Club) or Black Devil Disco Club whose paternity for this record is still disputed between him and Bernard Fêvre.
North Of Loreto - This Is What You Get Feat. Diamond Ortiz
North Of Loreto
This Is What You Get Feat. Diamond Ortiz
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Com Era)
8,79 €* 10,99 € -20%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Diamond Ortiz is well know as one of the funkiest cats outta Cali, dropping non stop independent releases and singles; here he goes fresh from teaming up with Snoop Dogg and Green Lantern for their latest mixtape, with 2 killer verses, funky bass synths and guitar licks. This is another Bassi produced "NoLo" boogie joint promised to keep the dance floor hyped, extended dub version on the B-side!
Carsten Erobique Meyer - OST Tatortreiniger Soundtracks Black Vinyl Edition
Carsten Erobique Meyer
OST Tatortreiniger Soundtracks Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (a sexy)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop, Movies / TV
Ein äußerst wichtiger Tatort, der in der brillanten Serie „Der Tatortreiniger“ aber nie gezeigt oder gar gereinigt wird, befindet sich im traditionsreichen, legendären Hamburger Karolinenviertel. Hier, fast unter dem Dach eines mächtigen, typisch hanseatischen Klinkerbaus, befindet sich Carsten Meyers Zone. Oder wie soll man diesen Ort sonst nennen? Studio? Atelier? Werkstatt? Klanglabor? Wie auch immer man seinen Puff bezeichnen will, es ist ein besonderer Platz.

Alte Synthesizer und Orgeln wohin man blickt. Manche sehen aus wie schlechte Gebisse, mit abgebrochenen Tasten, aber sie röcheln noch. Da ist ein komplett mikrofoniertes Drumset, ein Bass, Gitarren. Kabelsalat schlängelt sich über mehrere Lagen orientaler Teppiche. An die Keyboards sind Stapel von Flohmarktplatten, Singles und LPs, gelehnt, die Bücherregale an den Wänden quellen über, viel Malerei, eigene und fremde Werke, bedeckt die Wände, in St. Petersburger Hängung. Betrachten kann man diese wundervolle Welt aus einem Korbsessel im Stil des Films „Emanuelle“.

Hier entstehen quasi das ganze Jahr hindurch, und das schon seit 2011, all die musikalischen Skizzen, Vignetten, Themen, Grooves und Fantasias, die dann irgendwann zu den ausformulierten, musikalischen Stimmungsbildern werden, die im „Tatortreiniger“ zu hören sind. Die ihren Teil dazu beitragen, dass „Der Tatortreiniger“ die wahrscheinlich beste deutsche Fernsehserie der Welt ist - mit Sicherheit, was die Musik betrifft.

Es war eine so naheliegende wie zauberhafte Idee, daraus endlich eine Auswahl zusammenzustellen und sie in einer schönen, von Meyer selbst gestalteten Hülle und auf seinem eigenen Label, Asexy, zu veröffentlichen. Die Songs präsentieren sich nun fast ähnlich einem Mixtape, nur halt nicht gemixt, sondern wie früher, ein Song nach dem anderen. Carsten Meyer verkörpert in diesem Fall jede Band. Man kann damit z.B. ins Strandbad gehen oder allein in den Park. Im Verlauf der 20 Stücke hört man eine Menge ganz unterschiedlicher Musiken, aus ganz verschiedenen Pop-Epochen, alle wie aus dem Ärmel geschüttelt. Was für eine magische Teppichreise! Was für ein unterhaltsames Spektakel!

Nach der flotten Erkennungsmelodie im Stile einer Sixties-Serie wird es zunächst quasi schwarzweiß: melodramatische Spinett-Barock-Pop, inspiriert vom französischen Film ca. 1965-68, von Komponisten wie Francois De Roubaix und natürlich auch, klar, Henry Mancini.
Fleet Dreams - Fleet Magic
Fleet Dreams
Fleet Magic
12" | 2018 | US | Original (Fleet Dreams)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Upcoming exclusive PPU distributed product from Austin Texas duo Fleet Dreams (Colton R. May and Ajit D'Brass)
Great Revivers, The - Same Old Story
Sa Pa - In A Landscape
Sa Pa
In A Landscape
2LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Mana)
23,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Rain, spit, ice, neon, plants, steam, mercury and soil. This is dream music categorised by a language of senses; visual, poetic, and abstract sound that draws on techno and dub ambient.

‘Somewhere between pastoral impressionism and cyber-noir, its surface evokes the tensions of a fluctuating, fizzing atmosphere, pictures emerging and dissolving in the mind’s eye. Thick layers of field recording flood tracks fabricated from erratic, oddly distanced rhythm.

‘The sensation whilst listening is not unlike hearing the world from a place within the body; swimming in the bloodstream, cutting through the turbulent landscape secure in a metal tube.

‘Or being over-exposed to lushly textured environments with the anatomy far receded; an out-of-body experience where subtler senses are heightened and the landscape begins to take on surreal qualities.’
Calibro 35 - High Tension Volume 35 Calibro 35 Plays Lesiman Black Vinyl Edition
Abstract Orchestra - Madvillain Volume 2
Abstract Orchestra
Madvillain Volume 2
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Ata)
25,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Includes Free Digital Download Code.

Led by Saxophonist Rob Mitchell, Abstract Orchestra have been a consistent presence on the u.k. music scene, touring constantly in the promotion of their debut LP "Dilla" and follow up 45 "New Day feat. Illa J", steadily building a loyal and supportive fanbase. Inspired by the legendary live performances of The Roots with Jay-Z and the 40 piece orchestral arrangements by Miguel-Atwood Ferguson of the work of J Dilla, classic arranging techniques underpin modern loop-based structures, breathing new life into familiar material.

The band itself is based on the classic jazz big band instrumentation of saxes, trumpets, and trombones and features the cream of the north of England's jazz scene who collectively have played with Jamiroquai, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mark Ronson, Martha Reeves, John Legend & the Roots, Roots Manuva and Amy Winehouse.

"Madvillain Vol. 2" follows on from the 2018 release "Madvillain vol. 1" and further explores the jazz, TV soundtrack and film score aspect of the original work, combining it with classic big band writing and a focus on improvisation. As with vol 1. there is a strong influence of Quincy Jones, Lalo Schifrin and David Shire(Composer of the soundtrack to The Taking of Pelham 123) on the album, and the arranger Rob Mitchell crafts his own sound that inhabits the space between Madlib's production and Quincy Jones' writing.

As a bonus track to the album, Abstract reworks Dabrye's 'Air' and have included the original vocal of MF DOOM. Dabrye's original is heavily soaked in synths and drum machines, with an almost sci-fi, Blade Runner or Tron-esque sound . Mitchell explores this further and is influenced by Bob Brookmeyer's late work 'Electricity', which explores synths and jazz orchestration.

Madvillain Vol. 2 will build on the success of vol. 1 which received enormous support from Gilles Peterson & Huey Morgan on BBC6 Music as well as numerous airplay on Worlwide FM and Jazz FM, and reviews from soulbag in France and ukvibe, qwest.tv, and vinyl district online.
Guts - Hip Hop After All
Guts
Hip Hop After All
2LP | 2014 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
19,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
The profile of French producer Guts has grown steadily in recent years and he is now considered to be one of the leading producers in France and a recognised name on the European beats scene. ‘Hip Hop After All’ features an array of stellar MCs and vocalists, including Grand Puba, Masta Ace and Cody Chestnutt. Double LP gatefold sleeve with insert & download card, exclusive content for the download card.

His hit "Brand New Revolution" was played by many radio stations worldwide and was used in Grand Theft Auto V. His compilation series ‘Beach Diggin' is now a reference point for summer and quality music in general.

After three instrumental albums, Guts decided to come back to his Hip Hop roots (he created the French rap band Alliance Ethnik in the 90's) and invited quality MCs and singers to join him in the studio. You can find on this album, Hip Hop legends such as Grand Puba, Masta Ace, Bob Power, Rah Digga, plus singers such as Cody Chestnutt, Patrice and a batch of new talent - Leron Thomas, Lorine Chia, Quelle Chris & Denmark Vessey and Dillon Cooper.
Zackey Force Funk - 4x4 Scorpion Blue Vinyl Edition
Zackey Force Funk
4x4 Scorpion Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Hit & Run)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
From dark and dusty days in Tucson, AZ to Long Beach sunshine, ZACKEY FORCE FUNK is back with another collection of bonafide gangster funk. His new album '4X4 SCORPION' is an assemblage of sentiments from Zackey’s life experience that spans from the streets of Arizona to outer space.

Classic synth lines and bright funky textures drip from tunes like "Around My Way" (Produced by Brian Ellis), "Lil Dutchie" (Produced by Diamond Ortiz) and "Glide Through the Galaxy" (Produced by XL Middleton). The bumping bass lines and cracked out vocal lines in "Shakazulu" (Produced by Stephon Osae) and "Hater 3000" (Produced by Proh Mic) travel straight from the trunk and into the surrounding vicinity as the hydraulics bounce. Zackey and Producer extraordinaire Salva team up once again for a tribute to their mutual hero, The Egyptian Lover, with "Girl".

The title of the album comes from a life of crime in Tucson that had Zackey in and out of prison since the age of 17. Cocaine that moved across the border from Mexico had to be stamped with either a 4x4 or a scorpion, or else it was tainted. Herein lies the significance of '4X4 SCORPION'. After giving up that life, Zackey began to hone his craft. Years of hard work and collaborations with the likes of Lazer Sword, Lorn, Mike Gao, Inkswel, Jellphonic, Daedelus, Salva and B. Bravo, Zackey became the psychedelic future funk pirate that he is today.
Buscrates - On The Train / Just Get Down
Buscrates
On The Train / Just Get Down
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Neon Finger)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The American producer Buscrates lands on Neon Finger with this magnificent 7″, showing his peculiar sound, loaded with groove that oscillates between funk, boogie, jazz or hip-hop. Acoustic drums, drum machines, synthesizers and vocoders are the ingredients of these jams. After his releases on labels such as Omega Supreme, Bastard Jazz or Voyage Funktastique, this artist has become one of the most important producers in the modern funk scene.
Kristoffer Eikrem & Bendik Baksaas - 8 Duets
Kristoffer Eikrem & Bendik Baksaas
8 Duets
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Mutual Intentions)
18,69 €* 21,99 € -15%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited vinyl pressing with the best cuts of their double-cassette album from 2018.
North Of Loreto - Always On My Mind
North Of Loreto
Always On My Mind
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Com Era)
8,79 €* 10,99 € -20%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
First single off the brand new Italian Electronic-funk project "North of Loreto", created and fully produced by Old School Hip Hop legend Bassi Maestro. This is a classic Electro Boogie track with a modern twist and some Italian vocoded lyrics, knocking drums and moogy bass line, guaranteed to keep you dancing. A full extended dub mix is available on the flip, spinning at 33 RPM!
Guts - Philantropiques
Guts
Philantropiques
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
26,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
BRAND NEW ALBUM BY GUTS! YEAH!

“Early last year Guts told mehe wanted to go back to basics and make another MPC/samples based LP. Then, when he instead submitted a full live band album on which he’d worked with Cyril Atef, one of the craziest drummers I know, plus also Ben Abarbanel Wolf, who has worked wonders for Ebo Taylor andPat Thomas, you can imagine my excitement.”-Franck Descollonges, Heavenly Sweetness French national, Ibiza resident and intrepid beach digger Guts, has readied here something very special indeed. Now five albums deep into his recording career, he’s built a loyal fanbase and following from his early days as a beatmaker. Guts’ initial spirit of sampling, sequencing and programming still remains but it has now morphed into something of a full-on musical opus. His journey started with 2007 debut “Le Bienheureux”released on Nightmares On Waximprint Wax On, that led up to2016’s “Eternal”, which was his first endeavour into making an album with a full band, The Pura Vida Band. Having toured extensively with the band in support of the album and playing festivals like Glastonbury, Secret Garden, Green Man andShambala,it was during these shows that something really embedded in him about ideas of how music could be made from a more collective point of view. So now having worked through this stack of ideas, he bestowed this new full length player, ‘Philantropiques’,which marks something radically different from his previous outputs.
‘Philantropiques’is an experimental yet sunny outing, comprising longer tracks that open up into carefully considered arrangements. A tropical afrobeat LP if you like. One strong theme that runs throughout is the vibrations of the Southern Hemisphere, somewhere Guts has been so well associated with over the years. His compilation series, “Beach Diggin”,now in its fifth volume, brings together highly sought after rarities, lovingly curated with long time friend, collaborator and visual artist, Mambo. To help him realize this new musical plan, Guts set up a brand new live band featuring Kenny Rubyon bass, Christiane Prince on drums, Cyril Atef on percussion, alongside Adelaide Songeons and Ben Ababarbanel Wolf on the horns. This was the musical base, around which all the other elements were to be composed by a whole host of other musicians, MCs, vocalists and creatives. Ideas developed were live brass, flutes and even a vibraphone! Once Guts was thick in the musical jungle of creation, intrigued guests come by the studio to see what he was cooking and lend a hand; saxophistJowee Omicil, guitaristLameck Macaba, Djeuhdjoah and Lieutenant Nicholson, storytellerPat Kalla, Brazilian legendPinduca, vocalistsNazaré Perera &Catia Wernec, and also French jazz virtuoso pianist, Mario Canonge. Be it poems, musical solos, a touch of humor, or travel tales between Brazil, the Caribbean islands and Africa, all these artists feature on this LP in some capacity or other. The recording sessions flowed fluently with Guts holding it down at the controls.Afro trance, Brazilian jazz funk and frantic percussion areall explored over this 13 track offering. Lead singles ‘Kenke Corner’ and ‘Mucagiami’step effortlessly between the dancefloor to ballad, the latter featuring a stunning vocal performance from Angolan vocalist, ‘Vum Vum’.With stopovers in Haiti, the Caribbean, Africa and the Amazon, Guts has gone far and wide enlisting various people to present you his new album --he is one true ‘Philantropiques’.
Michele Manzo - Lonely Horizon
Michele Manzo
Lonely Horizon
LP | 2018 | CA | Original (Inner Ocean)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / CA – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Lonely Horizon is the 1st full length solo album by the talented funk musician and composer Michele Manzo. Drifting along a crest of lush chords, rhythmically driving vintage drum machines and rich, piercing bass lines Manzo has created a work which puts the mind at ease and compels the body to move.

Manzo’s Lonely Horizon was produced in his Italian studio and mastered by the legendary Dave Cooley of Elysian Masters in Los Angeles. With brilliant features from long respected Brooklyn MC J-Live and Mo’Funk Records resident boogie queen Moniquea, This 8 track vinyl is a must have for groove hounds, dance floor junkies and perpetual chillers alike.

In mid march of 2018 Manzo will be touring with UK soul staple Omar in promotion of Lonely Horizon’s record store day release. Two additional Italian vocal edits are included on the cassette recording and both cassette and vinyl are complete with exciting artwork which fits the sounds so closely that the lines between your visual and audio experience may feel blurred. Don't stress though, you’re just drunk on the funk.
Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement Instrumentals
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Amy Winehouse
Back To Black
LP | 2007 | EU | Original (Universal)
21,99 €*
Release:2007 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
produced by Mark Ronson & Salaam Remi ... The Brit Awards say britains best female artist ... finally on vinyl!
Pleasure - One More Time / For Your Pleasure
Pleasure
One More Time / For Your Pleasure
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Six Nine)
12,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Independent Uk Label Six Nine Records Ltd, Based In Newcastle Upon Tyne, Proudly Present Pleasure From The City Of Roses (Portland, Oregon), Who Are Back With Two New Fantastic Songs! On The A-Side A Smooth Mid-Tempo Instant Hit Tune Called “One More Time” Is Found, Whilst The Flip Holds A Funk Burner Of The Highest Order – “For Your Pleasure”. Definitely Not To Be Missed As It Is A Limited Uk Press With Small Hole And Full Colour Printed Picture Cover!
Dam-Funk - STFU II
Dam-Funk
STFU II
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Glydezone Recordings)
26,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
DāM-FunK returns with a seven song listening experience titled: STFU II. The follow up to 2015’s STFU. This 2019 Glydezone Recordings released project kicks off with the heavy knock and breezy synths of ‘The Flow’, while ‘Hood Biz’ is a more ominous, street-funk anchored groove. The ‘Inhale, Exhale (Interlude)’ is the equilibrium that opens up the second half of the EP, highlighting DāM’s melodic laid-back funk, as expressed through tracks like ‘Ladera Heights’ and his lead single, ‘On Code’. The soulful side of Techno is even touched on in the track “Deeper”. In discussing his inspirations for the EP, DāM explains “In this time of colossal distractions, easy trouble online, heavy trolling and cancel culture, this project provides an alternative to instead..just lay back, take a deep breath, stay outta trouble and simply ‘glyde’ for a while. Nothing illegal about that, right?”.
STFU II
- Completely Produced, Played and Recorded by DāM-FunK
- Artwork and layout created by Freddy Anzures (long time art director of Wax Poetics magazine)
- First piece of DāM-FunK vinyl in the market place in over a year.
Bombay S Jayashri - Shranavam
Bombay S Jayashri
Shranavam
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Time Capsule)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The fourth Time Capsule release presents a transcendental work of intensely spiritual Indian classical music by celebrated vocalist and composer Bombay S Jayashri /// During its brief lifespan reissue imprint Time-Capsule’s releases have proved as multinational as they have been wide-ranging in style, serving up Italian new age music (Il Guardiano Del Faro’s Oasis), Japanese guitar fusion (Yuji Toriyama’s Choice Works 1982-1985), and American dub by way of Ethiopia (Bill Laswell and Gigi’s Illuminated Audio).

For their fourth effort they’ve selected one of classical Indian vocalist “Bombay” Jayashri Ramnath’s most mesmerising works. Born into a musician family steeped in the south Indian tradition of vocal music, the Mumbai-raised singer took advantage of the city’s cosmopolitism to study northern Hindustani disciplines, one of the few vocalists to train in both. Now revered as one of the greatest living exponents of Carnatic music, she received an Oscar nomination for her work on Ang Lee’s Life of Pi.

Within the first minute of opener Sada Bada (Slokam), Jayashri’s intensely spiritual vocals give a clear indication of why she has been increasingly embraced by a new generation of western listeners who’ve made the natural leap from ambient soundscapes to new age and devotional music. Accompanied on the following Bhajeham Bhajeham by a hypnotic rhythmic backing of mridangam drums, bells and the drone of a tambura, over its epic twenty-minute length she stretches her voice into a variety of spellbinding forms - her softly enunciated dedications to Shiva enveloping you with their immersive warmth and cosmic beauty. Kali Maheshwari’s gently undulating rhythms form a similarly entrancing undercurrent, over which Javashri delivers a jaw-dropping performance of melodic Sanskrit chants which evoke a variety of different names for the sacred feminine.

One of the album’s new-found devotees is label boss Kay Suzuki: “every time I listen I’m amazed at how such a small ensemble can create such a deep musical landscape. The incredible production plays a big part. That intricate percussion sounds so clear and sits in all the right pockets rhythmically and sonically. Just by following this groove I’m put into a timeless zone, but when her voice hits on top of that gorgeous drone sound and I focus on the details of her small melodies within melodies, my heart centres and I find myself in a blissful place.”

As professor of cultural and political theory Jeremy Gilbert states in the album’s liner notes, the mesmerising sincerity and deep spirituality of these songs present an intense and spiritual charge that will appeal to an audience well beyond believers and devotees of Hinduism.

Bombay Jayashri will be performing live at the Barbican on 11 October 2019 and will be participating in a panel discussion and Q&A on Women In Indian Classical Music on 13th October as part of the Darbar festival.

**This record plays from inner groove to outer groove. You don’t need to change any setting on your turntable, just place the needle where the record usually finishes and play normally. A long playing record like this (over 20 minutes long) tends to have lesser dynamics and sound quality when it’s closer to the centre of the record because of the progressive reduction of linear resolution as a record progresses to smaller-diameter. Since this music starts quietly at the beginning then has greater dynamics and volume towards the end, this way of cutting vinyl gets superior results**
North Of Loreto - ROC UIT IU
North Of Loreto
ROC UIT IU
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Com Era)
8,24 €* 10,99 € -25%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This Jacko track needs no introduction, an all time soul and disco classic from the late 70s, revisited and rearranged in pure 80's plastic flavor by Bassi for his new "North of Loreto" project, only available as a 7" exclusive release, super limited to 200 copies worldwide!
Abstract Orchestra - Madvillain Volume 1
Abstract Orchestra
Madvillain Volume 1
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Ata)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Led by Saxophonist Rob Mitchell, Abstract Orchestra have been a consistent presence on the u.k. music scene, touring constantly in promotion of their debut LP "Dilla" and follow up 45 "New Day feat. Illa J", steadily building a loyal and supportive fanbase.Inspired by the legendary live performances of The Roots with Jay-Z and the 40 piece orchestral arrangements by Miguel-Atwood Ferguson of the work of J Dilla, classic arranging techniques underpin modern loop-based structures, breathing new life into familiar material.

The band itself is based on the classic jazz big band instrumentation of saxes, trumpets and trombones and features the cream of the north of England's jazz scene who collectively have played with Jamiroquai, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mark Ronson, Martha Reeves, John Legend & the Roots, Roots Manuva and Amy Winehouse.

"Madvillain Vol. 1" takes the template of their debut LP "Dilla" and applies the same approach to the collaboration of MF Doom and Madlib, aka MADVILLAIN and their albums MADVILLAINY and MADVILLAIN 2. Sampling the likes of Sun Ra, Bill Evans, Freddie Hubbard, George Duke, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder gave the albums a jazz oriented feel and ethos which in turn lend themselves perfectly to the deconstruction and re-imagining of Abstract Orchestra. As with their debut, all the tracks were recorded live in the studio with very few overdubs.

Abstract Orchestra's MADVILLAIN Volume 1 explores the jazz, TV soundtrack and film score aspect of the original work, combining it with classic big band writing and a focus on improvisation. There is a strong influence ofQuincy Jones, Lalo SchifrinandDavid Shire(Composer of the soundtrack toThe Taking of Pelham 123) on the album, and the arranger Rob Mitchell crafts his own sound that inhabits the space between Madlib's production and Quincy Jones' writing. Bandleader and arranger Rob Mitchell says of the record: "'MADVILLAINY' is a jazz album as much as it is a hip-hop album and I wanted to explore this reciprocal territory there has always been between jazz and hip-hop. 70's cop show soundtracks have always captured my interest and imagination, and I discovered so much amazing music through TV themes, Quincy Jones and Lalo Schifrin in particular. They explored sounds that were menacing, angular, dissonant, frantic and yet captivating. They were also able to write music that was the flip side of all that dark chaos, and write lush and beautiful music. Arranging and scoring up MADVILLAIN Volume 1. Has allowed me to explore these sounds that I've always loved, yet keeping a strong hip-hop identity as the core of its sound."
E.S.G. - Party Music / Moody (A New Mood)
Rocket Juice & The Moon (Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers) - Rocket Juice & The Moon
Rocket Juice & The Moon (Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Rocket Juice & The Moon
2LP | 2012 | UK | Original (Honest Jon's)
17,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
High up in the skies, amongst the clouds, Rocket Juice & The Moon was born. Literally. It happened back in 2008, when Damon Albarn, Flea and Tony Allen convened on the same Lagos flight, to play and exchange musical ideas in that city as part of the Africa Express collective. Relishing a shared enthusiasm for one another’s work, and bonding immediately, there and then the triumvirate laid down the blueprint for Rocket Juice.

Still, more than a year passed before conditions were set for three weeks together at Albarn’s West London studio, recording and refining two-dozen startlingly out and deeply funky instrumental grooves. The next stage was to invite onboard some extremely talented friends, with further sessions in Dallas, New York, Chicago and Paris… Erykah Badu, no less, queen of contemporary soul. Three companions from Africa Express: Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, whose debut album has topped World Music charts since its release last Autumn; her multi-talented compatriot Cheick Tidiane Seck, whose prodigious keyboardism has lit up releases by artists ranging from Youssou N’Dour to Hank Jones; the young, Ghanaian rapper M.anifest, quizzically existential, switching seamlessly between Twi and English. And the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, long-time stalwarts in the Honest Jon’s set-up — since one of the team discovered them busking near the shop in Portobello Road, on his lunchbreak — with a second album for the label due in May… Finally, the tracks were dispatched for mixing to Berlin, to be meticulously honed, polished and envenomed by Mark Ernestus, one half of the legendary Basic Channel and Rhythm & Sound partnerships.

The result is Rocket Juice & The Moon — out March 26, 2012, on Honest Jon’s Records — a triumphant exploration and proliferation of kinetic Afro-funk rhythms: organic, exuberant, communal music-making, evidenced by the project’s live debut on stage as part of the Honest Jon’s Chop Up in late 2011, which hit London, Marseille, Dublin, and Cork to such great acclaim (witness the flurry of smart-phone film-clips uploaded in the days thereafter).

From the inaugural bars — that absurdly funky slice of instructional timekeeping, 1-2-3-4-5-6 — the liquid pulse of Fela Kuti’s classic recordings drives the action through a suite of 18 shape-shifting compositions. The greatest drummer in the world has never sounded so good as he does here. His intricate cross-patterns jostle and lock with Flea’s nimble, rumbling bass riffs. Joined by Seck on There and Extinguished — ‘when you dispose of something burning, be sure it’s out’ — Albarn’s keyboards spray synth fusillades up top, over, and under… splicing into the mess of wires running between the freaked Afro-disco of William Onyeabor and the space-jazz-moog of Sun Ra. The HBE brings extra intensity and drama to Leave-Taking — likewise Flea’s trumpet to Rotary Connection — teasing out the haunting melody coiled in the mix.

Where the best of vintage Afrobeat sides sustained their concentrated energies over the course of sprawling, marathon jams, RJ & TM manages something altogether different: the group bottles the idiom into capsules of funk… and real songs. Beautifully buoyed by Erykah Badu’s unmistakable vocals, Hey, Shooter brilliantly traverses metaphysical spaceways sans any semblance of noodling. Lolo and Follow-Fashion — featuring the open-hearted sensuality of Diawara’s singing, M.anifest’s quick, brawny science, and more brass blasts — play like its musical cousins or codas. Indeed, the album’s shrewd sequencing creates the composite effect of tracks working both individually or within the context of an extended song-cycle.

The lovely ballad, Poison, is bittersweet and ruminative: ‘If you’re looking for love, beware the signs / They will paralyze you one by one / Poison, it will only break your heart.’ Down-tempo and dubby, Check Out and Worries amplify the range of styles and moods. And by the time of Fatherless — a chugging Afro blues that evokes John Lee Hooker lost in Lagos, one gets the sneaking suspicion there’s very little outside the reach of this collective’s inventive musical grasp.

There is, in fact, a palpable openness pervading Rocket Juice & The Moon — the sense of a limber willingness to follow creative impulse — right down to how the group acquired its name. When Ogunajo Ademola — the Lagotian commissioned to do the album’s cover artwork — dubbed his submission ‘Rocket Juice & The Moon’, it quickly morphed into the formal name of the project, like trying to hold onto mercury.

Surely, the stars above also approved.
Maxwell - Meltdown
Maxwell
Meltdown
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Tramp)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Maxwell is best known for their funk classic "Radiation Funk" which has been featured on unofficial compilation albums since the mid 1990s. We were forced to put it on the B-side of this 7" though due to the unreleased monster titled "Meltdown" which deserves so badly to be on the A-side.
Watch out for the forthcoming album "V./A. - CAN YOU FEEL IT Vol.2 - Modern Soul, Disco & Boogie 1976-84" which is going to be released on 11th October 2019 as "Meltdown" is featured along with 15 other must-have tracks.
V.A. - Daytime High EP
V.A.
Daytime High EP
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (AM)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the beginning of the summer of 2019, AM returns with four exotic edits and reworks to dance to on grass. Solima is a pitched down lush and spatial Afro gem that will cause instant euphoria on any dance floor, followed by a faster and uplifting African jam called Ali Baba. Both have that late 80’s synthetic vibe we dig so much.On the flip there are two tracks which are constructed upon respectively an Egyptian and a Turkish sample. Badaouiah reminds of Carl Craig’s edit of Congo Man, builds up slowly and gets highly hypnotic and deep, while the second track Mustapha rolls out a quirky rhythm pattern with a hysteric Turkish clarinet sample. Comes in a disco bag, hand stamped with a new drawing by Frank Koedood.
Lettuce - Elevate
Lettuce
Elevate
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Lettuce)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mit „Elevate“ veröffentlicht die amerikanische Funk-Band LETTUCE zum ersten Mal ein Album in Europa. Es ist das siebte Studioalbum der sechs Musiker, die sich mit eben 16 Jahren im Summer Camp trafen und nach einem kurzen Blick auf die jeweiligen Playlisten (OK, damals waren es eher Mixtapes, also Kassetten) meinten: „Let us play“. Schon kurze Zeit später entstand aus dem Beginn dieses Initialzündungssatzes das homophone Lettuce. Seit damals leben sie ihre Musikleidenschaft als Band aus – auf immer größeren Bühnen und gerne mit Gästen wie etwa John Scofield. „Elevate“, wie es der Titel will, hebt die ohnehin schon meilenhohe Messlatte dieses „funk/jazz/soul/jam/psychedelic/hip-hop/art-rock/ambient/ avant-garde/experimental collectives“ mit einem unbegreiflich dichten Bandsound, gemischt von Studiolegende (und Lettuce-Fan) Russell Elevado, bekannt von seinen Arbeiten für D’Angelo, Kamasi Washington oder Questlove. Als Gast ist diesmal der sagenumwobene Soul-Sänger Marcus King mit von der Partie.
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Midnight Hour Live At Linear Labs
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
The Midnight Hour Live At Linear Labs
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
27,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Midnight Hour is Black excellence: an ode to the cultural sophistication that the Harlem Renaissance established for its people. The Midnight Hour is comprised of Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, alongside a tight rhythm section and a full orchestra.

Last June, 2018, The Midnight Hour debuted their self-titled album to great reviews and toured the US extensively. “It was during that tour last year that we decided to record a live album, capturing this new experience. The music you hear in our studio album is how we mean it to sound. But it’s something totally different when we have an audience in front of us. This recording is us wanting to give people a chance to hear what they can expect when they see us live.” On February 22nd, 2019, The Midnight Hour performed in front of a live studio audience at Linear Labs. This was a direct-to-analog tape recording that 200 very lucky fans were a part of.

Adrian and Ali began working on the debut Midnight Hour album in 2013, but put the project aside as they would score the hit Netflix series Marvel’s Luke Cage. The Midnight Hour is a soul/jazz/hip hop album which continues the conversations started by yesterday’s jazz and funk pioneers; those that created the bedrock of samples for hip hop producers in the 80s/90s. The Midnight Hour is sophisticated hip hop that fans will enjoy, capturing their jazz rhythm section, and a full orchestra reminiscent of the maestros such as David Axelrod and Quincy Jones.
Bybo Funk - Black Eye Galaxy
Bybo Funk
Black Eye Galaxy
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Neon Finger)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bybo Funk's interstellar and futuristic sound returns in the form of a brand new LP entitled "Black Eye Galaxy".
Budos Band - V Black Vinyl Edition
Budos Band
V Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Daptone)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
As menacing and unhinged as ever, the pride of Staten Island is back with their fifth full-length offering, V. Raw and absent of modern technological trappings, the Budos pick up where they left off with 2014’s “Burnt Offering,” and finds the Budos expanding on the brooding, fuzz-fueled riffs, whilst harkening back to the Ethiopian inspired rhythms and percussive proclivity that put Budos Band on the map. “Old Engine Oil,” a rocker at heart, kicks things into gear and delivers a high-octane burst of Budos mayhem. “The Enchanter” serves up a classic dose of upbeat afro-soul, drenched in a venomous assault of wall-melting proportions that leads you to the “Spider Web,” a rumbling ode to the Cowbell Colossus whose punctuated horn stabs take you on an untamed ride to the dark side of the spoon. The side closes with “Peak of Eternal Night,” whose odd time signature and haunting horns transport the listener to the peak of a menacing otherworldly landscape that’s further explored in the final track “Ghost Talk” – a guitar driven groover that gives way to an organ-washed space ritual beneath sun-summoning trumpet blasts.

Side Two opens with “Arcane Rambler,” an interstellar ramble across space and time that leaves the listener in cosmic purgatory. “Maelstrom,” released as a single shortly after the release of “Burnt Offering,” boasts waves of furious sonic power that batter the listener via a maw of snarling sea-foam bubbling with the power of the Budos. Soon darkness falls as “The Veil of Shadows” is draped across the land – in this realm of twilight one quickly loses their way, only to find themselves at a dusk-to-dawn pyre of budonian proportions. “Rumble from the Void” then pulls you into a percussive black hole of formless beat-worship. There are no horns to help you here, just the tentacles of rhythm that tirelessly pull you back into the void. “Valley of the Damned” closes the record, it’s twisting groove coupled with hypnotic drones of synth and horns transports you to a place of little hope and and even less reason.You’ve been warned…
Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Non Ex Orbis
Speedometer - We Gave Up Too Soon / Look No Further
Speedometer
We Gave Up Too Soon / Look No Further
7" | 2018 | UK | Original (Music House)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition 45!
Only one copy per customer!
UK's top Funk band Speedometer present two Killer tracks taken from the album “Cinematic Soul”. "We Gave Up Too Soon" features James Junior b/w "Look No Further" features the Incredible Vanessa Jamie!
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)
22,99 €*
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.
Gray - Shades Of...
Gray
Shades Of...
3LP | 2013 | US | Reissue (Ubiquity)
62,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.11.2019
Famed painter Jean Michel-Basquiat was one of the co-founders of the band Gray. This anthology features reissue of their previously limited self-release plus unreleased material, and remixes from: Todd Rundgren, Hank Shocklee, King Britt, Sal P (Liquid Liquid), Deantoni Parks, Tewz, Free The Robots, and The Gaslamp Killer, along with features from Amir Yaghmai and Kool Keith. 1979, Downtown New York, Gray was making industrial music with sound. Jean-Michel Basquiat played the guitar with a metal file, Michael Holman played masking tape and steel ball bearings, Justin Thyme abstracted the keys, as Nick Taylor played his guitar with historical restraint.
Rojai - Strut Down
Rojai
Strut Down
LP | 2019 | US | (Austin Boogie Crew)
23,99 €*
Release:2019 / US –
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rojai (pronounced “ROW-JUH” -- real name Jairo Vargas) is a San Francisco born singer emerging as a leading voice in the modern funk scene. As a frontman for groups like R&B duo Kool Customer and Latin-funk outfit Bayonics, Rojai has proven himself adept at crooning on any groove in his raspy, soulful timbre. "Strut Down," his solo LP debut on Austin Boogie Crew Records, is a remarkable effort set to hop on every playlist in 2019!

The majority of the production on "Strut Down" is handled by E. Live, who previously worked with Rojai on their classic underground EP "Hard Pressed." The two have undeniable chemistry, and together they craft one of the strongest modern funk records to date.

“Just a Lil Bit” and “Finest Girl” are pristine party tracks that rely on minimal, effective arrangements, channeling the spirit of 80’s boogie legends like Kashif. The lead single “So Special” is a catchy, sweet, and powerful modern disco gem about what draws us to certain people. It’s a timeless song you can imagine Don Cornelius introducing in front of a Soul Train line.

“Strut Down” and “Soul Step” come to life with live horns and guitar, fitting seamlessly alongside newer soul efforts by artists like Anderson Paak and Ari Lennox. Meanwhile “Do Me” and “Something About You” are smooth yet danceable mid-tempo duets with Sally Green and Povi Tamu respectively.

Rounding out the project, “Now That I Know” and “Strangers Eyes” (the outside production contributions from Carlos Espinosa and Dame the Drummer), effectively dabble in a more electronic sound with high-energy drums and arpeggiated synths.
Marjo Leinonen & Publicans - No More Crying Feat. Jimi Tenor
Marjo Leinonen & Publicans
No More Crying Feat. Jimi Tenor
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Ronet)
6,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Crafted blend of soul, blues and rock by Finnish Marjo Leinonen on Jimi Tenor's Ronet imprint. A-sides "No More Crying" is classic and time certain, radio quality from the AM times. But the flip grooves has the absolute thrill – a drawn out balad with skillfull arrangement and musicianship. "Treat Yourself Right" could also have one of 2019's best positioned dub echos!
El Michels Affair - C.R.E.A.M.
El Michels Affair
C.R.E.A.M.
7" | 2006 | US | Original (Truth & Soul)
9,99 €*
Release:2006 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
/ Glaciers Of Ice ... new funk instrumental interpretations of Wu-Tang classics!
Escort - Slide / Ride
Escort
Slide / Ride
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Escort)
9,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Escort brings the heat with the 2nd instalment in their new 45 series! Rene & Angela meets modern funk on the A Side, with the slow-burning “Slide”.
On the flip is “Ride”, a Mizell Brothers-inspired souljazz jam, with soaring instrumentation featuring the legendary Brian Jackson on flute.
Apx - Amplified Experiment
Apx
Amplified Experiment
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (The Sleepers Recordz)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The APX are releasing their highly anticipated self-titled sophomore album Amplified Experiment! Detroit native singer/songwriter Erika Dawn alongside her prodigy multi talented husband Dee Rhodes are an Atlanta based electro funk/soul duo collectively known as The APX. Amplified Experiment encores the duo's sound with a 2020 approach, fueled with the influence of the finest traditional 80’s & 90’s style funk, house, & soul. Including the previously released single Jupiter, Amplified Experiment includes a completely self-produced and masterfully crafted collection of brand new songs that will make you dance, make love, relax or all of the above! Amplified Experiment is a breath taking catalyst, ushered in by Erika Dawn's soul stirring, nostalgic power-house vocals, accompanied by Dee Rhodes' heart-pounding, adrenaline injected, soulful soundtrack. The group enjoyed prior success in the last two years with Electrik Funk Deluxe, the groups introductory album garnering #1 status internationally, and their single Lose Yourself to the Groove showcased in the Netflix romantic comedy Nappily Ever After, starring Sanaa Lathan.
Amplified Experiment blasts your ears into rhythmic euphoria with a collective of experienced musicians and lyrical contributors, including songwriter Oli J Shaheer (constent contributor to The APX), songwriter D’wight “Skrapp” Reynolds, (Whitney Houston, Usher, Akon) Guitarist/Bassist/Producer Brandon McCrae (Christina Millian, Sevyn Streeter, Lyfe Jennings), Trumpeter Lance Powlis (Janelle Monae, Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T) and also features the legendary Zapp Band, chart topping funk group Mink Slide, and accomplished singer/songwriter Will Gittens. Amplified Experiment also includes loud & proud cameos from the New Jack Swing creator and Grammy winning producer, Teddy Riley and the legendary Grammy winning singer Jody Watley, giving their stamps of praise and approval!
"Amplified Experiment is our journey further into the world of funk," says Dee Rhodes, "You'll really get to experience different sides of Erika's vocal abilities while gauging the range of styles our production can go. For the past two years, we have been working very hard on this album and it is really special to us!
Aaron Evo - The One
Aaron Evo
The One
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (The Sleepers Recordz)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After his song “Space Bella Coola” became one of the more recognizable modern funk tracks on the street dance scene, French producer Aaron Evo brings you his first release on vinyl, “The One.” Featuring a reworked version of “Space Bella Coola” entitled “Unstoppable,” the album displays Aaron’s recognizable sonic palette and slick funk touch. His synths wiggle unthinkably while drums and bass slap, forming concrete-hard foundations for his tracks. Somehow simple yet explosive, “The One” traverses through all territories in the land of funk, from the G to P. Also included on the album is the track “Gangstagram,” created for and played at the grand final of the most important street dance events at Juste Debout & KOD 2018. Future Classic.
North Of Loreto - Amore Plastico (Plastic Love) Feat. Saucy Lady
North Of Loreto
Amore Plastico (Plastic Love) Feat. Saucy Lady
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Com Era)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
What can you do to pay homage to one of the greatest Japanese disco tracks ever? Here are 2 new revisited takes on this classic joint, the first one is a slower vocoder Italian jam, reminiscing some of the finest italo grooves from the 80s with brand new lyrics. On the flip you will find a faster and dance floor oriented remix by one of the best modern funk female artists, Saucy Lady. The lyrics are a faithful reinterpretation of the original version, while the instrumental takes you though a cosmic trip filled with Juno chords and hypnotic bass line played by the lady herself.
Paikan & The Sadhus - Gondawa Sessions
Paikan & The Sadhus
Gondawa Sessions
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Gondawa)
18,04 €* 18,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The long wait is over. Now here comes the first album of Paikan & the Sadhus - 2nd release on Gondawa Records.

Composed recorded and produced by Paikan

Paikan : sitar, guitars, keyboards, bass, percussions, programming
Mark ange : drums, bass, keys
Hervé Chiquet : drums
Aldo guinart : Flute & Sax
Samir Laroche : keyboard
Juan Favarel : bass
Ghislain Rivera : drums
Natural Yogurt Band, The - Spectral Flux
Natural Yogurt Band, The
Spectral Flux
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Black Milk Music)
8,99 €* 9,99 € -10%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The story does not say it (yet) but we can think that the sound of this new 45t of four intergalactic gates brings incredibly futuristic answers the mysterious origins of this music that lives in us! "Everything will be fine".
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Close But No Cigar Black Vinyl Edition
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Close But No Cigar Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Colemine)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The debut album from Seattle's Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio. The group channels old-school organ combos like The Meters and Booker T & The MGs, but are making it fresh and feel new again! This LP is just killer from beginning to end and this is just the beginning for this group. We couldn't be more happy to be involved with such talented musicians.
Stance Brothers - Upside The Head / Prayer
El Michels Affair - Tearz Feat. Lee Fields & The Shacks / Verbal Intercourse
El Michels Affair
Tearz Feat. Lee Fields & The Shacks / Verbal Intercourse
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Big Crown)
11,99 €*
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 El Michels Affair 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.
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!
Budos Band, The - The Budos Band
Budos Band, The
The Budos Band
LP | 2005 | US | Original (Daptone)
14,99 €*
Release:2005 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Psychedelic Afro Funk featuring members of the mighty Dap Kings and Antibalas !
El Michels Affair - Sounding Out The City
El Michels Affair
Sounding Out The City
LP | 2005 | US | Reissue (Big Crown)
20,99 €*
Release:2005 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Over 10 years ago, Leon Michels released his first full length record, Sounding Out The City. It was Michels' first full length record under
the moniker El Michels Affair. At the time, the budding retro soul scene consisted of mostly organ quartets a la The Meters and of course,
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings were in the early days of their ascent to world domination.
Leon Michels, who was 18 when recording Sounding Out The City began, had just released Thunder Chicken, the first record by his high
school band The Mighty Imperials. At the time of SOTC, Michels was just discovering early rocksteady, afrobeat, and 60's garage rock,
which inevitably crept its way into the songwriting. He purchased a Tascam 388, an 80's 1/4" reel to reel 8 track intended for home
recordings, and began recording music in a 10x10 box with no windows that also doubled as his childhood bedroom. Along with fellow
Mighty Imperials Nick Movshon, Homer Steinweiss, and Sean Solomon, and Michael Leonhart, Thomas Brenneck, and some of the
musicians from The Dap Kings, Michels recorded the LP over a two year period.
Upon it's release, it received some rave reviews and the small deep funk community ate it up, but due to the lack luster promotion and
distribution the rest of the world was slow to catch on to the instrumental gems featured on SOTC, which Michels appropriately labeled
as "cinematic soul". However, in 2005 it found it's way into the hands of the people who were organizing a series of concerts for Scion
that paired bands with MC's. El Michels Affair was contacted about playing one show with Raekwon The Chef of Wu Tang Clan fame. The
show was such a success it led to a tour, and then to another set of concerts that featured multiple members of the Wu-Tang Clan. This
eventually led to the release of El Michels Affair's second record, "Enter the 37th Chamber" which introduced them to a much larger
audience and has been their most successful release to date.
Michels has since gone on to produce and co-produce numerous records for powerhouse soul artists like Lee Fields. He shares
songwriting credits with Adele, Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah, Aloe Blacc, and has played on records by Ray LaMontagne, Lana Del Rey, The
Black Keys and Dr. John.
Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) - Tuxedo
Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)
Tuxedo
2LP | 2015 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
23,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The mysterious Tuxedo Funk Crew drops it in full length in 2015! Includes download card!
Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit
Gregory Porter
Liquid Spirit
2LP | 2013 | EU | Original (Blue Note)
26,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Blue Note Records and Universal Music Classics & Jazz have announced the signing of the phenomenal jazz and soul singer/songwriter Gregory Porter. Porter has been in the studio with his working band and producer Brian Bacchus recording his third album and major label debut, which will be released worldwide on Blue Note Records this September. In 2010 Porter released his debut album Water (Motéma Music), which earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. His sophomore album Be Good (Motéma Music) followed in 2012 and earned him his second GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance. The Huffington Post has declared Porter "the brilliant new voice of jazz," adding that he is also "heavily steeped in the passion, delivery and emotion of the best classic soul men."
Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
Michael Kiwanuka
Home Again
LP | 2012 | EU | Original (Polydor)
16,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Here it is: the most anticipated soul album of 2012!
Budos Band, The - The Budos Band 3
Budos Band, The
The Budos Band 3
LP | 2010 | US | Original (Daptone)
14,99 €*
Release:2010 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Daptone Records is proud to present The Budos Band III, unleashing The Budos Band's brazen sound and inspiring fervor among music lovers throughout the world. Produced by Bosco Mann and TNT at Daptone Records' "House of Soul" Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the band's third full-length studio effort was conceived during weekly, beer-fueled Staten Island writing sessions - as well as more than 150 live gigs over the last two years - and recorded during a 48h period in January 2010.
Roots, The - How I Got Over
Roots, The
How I Got Over
LP | 2010 | US | Original (Def Jam)
23,99 €*
Release:2010 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
The Roots eagerly anticipated 9th studio album, 'How I Got Over'. Fantasticool!
Mayer Hawthorne - Just Ain't Gonna Work Out / When I Said Goodbye
Mayer Hawthorne
Just Ain't Gonna Work Out / When I Said Goodbye
10" | 2008 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
15,99 €*
Release:2008 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Special heart shaped 45 - Mark Ronson, Gilles Peterson, Benji B and many others already spin it!
Gizelle Smith and The Mighty Mocambos - Snake Charmer
Gizelle Smith and The Mighty Mocambos
Snake Charmer
7" | 2008 | EU | Original (Mocambo)
5,99 €*
Release:2008 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
/ out of fashion ... a mysteriously beautiful piece of psychedelic-dance-party soul featuring tremolo guitar, electric sitar, organ, theremin and of course Ms. Smith's incredibly charming vocals ... 'nuff said!
Caserta - Diana
Caserta
Diana
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Bridge Boots)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.12.2019
While Bobby was the track that sparked the idea for Caserta to start BridgeBoots, Diana was always in the back of his mind.
Diana started off as a release on the long since defunct LegitMix platform. Now it gets new life remixed and mastered by Caserta @TheBridge StudioLA, with a more concise 7 inch edit as well as a brand new Sing A Long dub on the flip, it's sure to be a main stay in the crates for years to come.
Dr Rubberfunk - My Life At 45 Part 3
Dr Rubberfunk
My Life At 45 Part 3
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Jalapeno)
9,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A mainstay of the independent funk, soul and blues scene - Dr Rubberfunk's home-grown, honestly composed, and intricately produced recordings, combined with a hands-on approach both in front of and behind the mixing desk, have earned him a well-deserved reputation for being a name synonymous with quality.
That quality just keeps coming as he carries his successful 'My Life At 45' singles series into a third instalment. With two sell out runs of limited edition 45s having won praise from the likes of BBC6Music, driven mixes on Mixcloud to the top of their charts, and garnered support across the blogosphere, it made sense to continue the good work and get to work on number three.
Extending his fruitful relationship producing fellow Jalapeno Records artist and soul gospel specialist Izo FitzRoy, the lead track sees them team up for some timeless songwriting in the shape of 'A Matter Of Time'.
Izo is on a real hot streak at the moment having featured on Pt.2 of this 7" series before going on to work with Shawn Lee (BBE Records) and Dimitri From Paris (Glitterbox) on singles that tore up radio charts worldwide. And she delivers on this track once again, with the catchiest melody you'll hear this year over Rubberfunk's tasteful, upbeat and lively production.
Backing it up is the bluesy 'Slim's Mood' which allows the Rubberfunk band to stretch their legs over a driving soul jazz arrangement that's a must for fans of 'Boogaloo Joe' Jones and Grant Green.
As before, it's likely to be another sell out run, so move quickly before they disappear!
Dam-Funk - STFU II
Dam-Funk
STFU II
Tape | 2019 | US | Original (Glydezone)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
DāM-FunK returns with a seven song listening experience titled: STFU II. The follow up to 2015’s STFU. This 2019 Glydezone Recordings released project kicks off with the heavy knock and breezy synths of ‘The Flow’, while ‘Hood Biz’ is a more ominous, street-funk anchored groove. The ‘Inhale, Exhale (Interlude)’ is the equilibrium that opens up the second half of the EP, highlighting DāM’s melodic laid-back funk, as expressed through tracks like ‘Ladera Heights’ and his lead single, ‘On Code’. The soulful side of Techno is even touched on in the track “Deeper”. In discussing his inspirations for the EP, DāM explains “In this time of colossal distractions, easy trouble online, heavy trolling and cancel culture, this project provides an alternative to instead..just lay back, take a deep breath, stay outta trouble and simply ‘glyde’ for a while. Nothing illegal about that, right?”.

STFU II
- Completely Produced, Played and Recorded by DāM-FunK

- Artwork and layout created by Freddy Anzures (long time art director of Wax Poetics magazine)

- Special Limited Edition Red Tint Cassette (100 pieces)

- DāM-FunK has collaborated with, produced or co-produced original songs for the likes of Tyler The Creator, Snoop Dogg, Ariel Pink, Mac Miller, Steve Arrington, Todd Rundgren, Nite Jewel and many more, while staying on the road consistently..giving his all musically (& then some..) to the people of the world.
Soulbrigada - Resense 046
Soulbrigada
Resense 046
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Agogo)
9,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
SoulBrigada is back with a new joint, serving two edits of classic funk & soul tunes on a tasty funky 45. Two essential killer cuts not to be missed!
The soul hit "Do Your Thang" on the A-side was released by a vocal duo from Florida in the mid seventies. The edit extends the original to the right length and new ryhtmus and percussion tracks give the song the missing power.
"Grab Your Thang" on the flipside, is a 1965 killer funk tune from Memphis, which will make every dance floor burn with mad breakbeat, new arrangement and additional samples.
Jorun Bombay - The Planets Edit 1 & 2
Jorun Bombay
The Planets Edit 1 & 2
7" | 2019 | CA | Original (Black Buffalo)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / CA – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jorun continues on his space-jazz odyssey and knocks it outta the space station with his edit of the heavily sampled Theme from the Planets.
Gifted Gab - Cause & Effect
Gifted Gab
Cause & Effect
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Crane City Music)
19,19 €* 23,99 € -20%
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
* The brand new record from Seattle’s own “Queen of Rap,” Gifted Gab
* Two distinct hip-hop sounds: An A-side of hard-hitting gangsta murder rap, with sweet R&B on the flip
* Pressed on clear red vinyl and limited to 1,000 individually numbered copies
* Cover design painted by Gifted Gab herself
* Specially mastered for vinyl by Adam Straney Fresh off a year playing the top music festivals in America--Austin City Limits, Bumbershoot, Heiro Day, House of Creatives and Music Tastes Good--Seattle's own "Queen of Rap," Gifted Gab, has dropped her latest project, "Cause & Effect."

It fittingly arrives on national weed holiday 4/20 and opens with a warning to stay away from that poor quality bam. This record is a premium strain ten-track opus, with no features, and one lone producer, Antwon Vinson. Spark your best blunt and play it loud, ‘cause this chronically high sound is gonna trip you out.

“Cause & Effect” shines a light on both sides of Gifted Gab’s singular style, mixing complexity with wit, confidence with seduction, bars-upon-bars with R&B melodies. Half of the album is hard-hitting gangsta murder music, while the flip side is effortlessly smooth, "for the after-party, the kickback. When you finally got the one you’ve been vibing with all night up close and personal," as DJ Mike Ramos describes in the liner notes.

This is uncompromising, in-your-face music free of bullshit. Gifted Gab's lyrical dexterity and street-smart prowess marries the '90s hip-hop sounds of female emcees Queen Latifah, MC Lyte and Bahamadia with Bay Area legends like Mac Dre and E-40. Fans familiar with her unrestrained rap style, wall-to-wall classicist flow and combative, codeine-dipped blunts, may be surprised on the B-side by singing and harmonies that even your mother might approve of. The entire album features a fresh sound supported by real ass musicians: Max Watters on guitar, Andrew Imanaka on bass, Medearis Dixon on keys and sax, DJ Vega on the Technics, and Antwon Vinson conducting the crew. And not only can the multi-talented Gifted Gab rap your ass off and sing sweetly, but the cover art is also an original painting by the artist herself.

Two singles from the album, “Eye on Em” and “That Way” are part of a Spring 2019 North America-wide college radio campaign mounted by Airplay Junkie radio promotions.

Seattle underground hip-hop label Crane City Music is proud to release a special, limited-edition vinyl version of "Cause & Effect" on transparent red vinyl. The record is the color of blood and love, both appropriate analogies for its twin sides. The vinyl edition is has been specially mastered by Adam Straney, has liner notes from DJ Mike Ramos and is limited to 1,000 numbered copies. (The record will be distributed worldwide by Light In The Attic.) Grab one before they're gone for good. The music is also available online on all major streaming services (iTunes, Google Play, etc.)

Gabrielle "Gifted Gab" Kadushin was born and raised in Seattle, WA's Central District. She's shared stages with DJ Quik, Rakim, Cam'ron, Slick Rick, Method Man, and Lupe Fiasco, and received accolades from hip-hop heavyweights XXL, VH1, and Dope. TIME magazine counts her amongst the top seven female rappers in America right now. In 2016, she curated & headlined her own eight-city tour. Her collaboration with Blimes Brixton, “Come Correct,” received viral attention and over 15 million video views. And let's not forget her stature as first lady amongst the many men in the Moor Gang, Seattle’s answer to the Wu-Tang Clan crew.
Mako & Mr Bristow - Stank Soul Edits Volume 4
Mako & Mr Bristow
Stank Soul Edits Volume 4
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Breakbeat Paradise)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
You never heard these tracks sound like this before. But then maybe that's because these versions were never released before: an R&B stomper done as an anthem in the vein of Aretha's Think, an uptempo R&B heater transformed into a looser slice of southern funky soul and a rock n roll classic re-imagined as a New Orleans-style funky nugget.
Perhaps back in the day at Stax, Capitol or Federal, some producer hip to what James Brown and Dyke Arlester were doing, managed to coax artists back into the studio after hours for one more take. The drums became a bit heavier and more syncopated, the bass a bit chunkier, a section was lengthened here or there and maybe a faster (or slower) tempo tried out. But perhaps when the money men heard the results, they were too behind the curve to bet on the new sound and these funky versions got shelved.
Then again, maybe you're listening to Mako & Mr Bristow's Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4, the latest in a series of 45 edits intended to sound like alternate 'lost' studio takes rather than – well – edits.
Mo' Horizons - Music Sun Love
Mo' Horizons
Music Sun Love
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Agogo)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Let it be Latin, Soul Reggae, Cumbia, Samba or music from the Balkans, Mo'Horizons are cultural travellers and feel at home where music is alive. Over the years the duo toured the world. For "music sun love" they re- reconnected with a lot of the musicians they met on their ongoing journey. The list of international guests is endless. "Gypsy Ghetto Feel" gets a groovy boost by percussionist Elvis Aljus aka "Gypsy Brown" who is an integral member of Australian funk favourites The Bamboos' rhythm section and often joins Mo'Horizons when they tour down under. Noam Bar returns for the vocal part, adding a cross cultural soul feeling to this Israeli-Australian groove venture. "Inner Melody" closes "music sun love" in style. It is an unreleased Mo'Horizons remix of the Reggae original by Greek DJ colleague Palov turned into a very Sixties sounding club track. "With 'music sun love' we feel totally re-freshed." Indeed: Mo'Horizons are back in the game:
Aldo Vanucci - Ponderosa / Knew You Were Coming
Aldo Vanucci
Ponderosa / Knew You Were Coming
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Jalapeno)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The man, the myth, the legend that is Aldo Vanucci is back with a small black disc of wax for the ages. Yes, it's the very same individual who supplies samples to Fatboy Slim, who was voted Plymouths 14th best DJ and who has undertaken marathon 36 hour DJ sets for charity. Exactly. Yes it's that Aldo Vanucci…
With a vast back catalogue of releases already to his name on respected indie labels including Tru Thoughts, Catskills, Good Groove and his own Good Living Records he has established himself as one of the producers you can trust when it comes to quality.
And this release ahead of his forthcoming album on Jalapeno Records is no exception. The soulful strutter – 'Ponderosa' could have been extracted from a Tarantino movie taking a Morricone-esque score sample and flipping it into a modern slice of driving pop. The powerful top line from Dena Deadly adds some colourful imagery to enhancing the already cinematic sounds.
Flipside 'Knew You Were Coming' fuses an 80's disco boogie groove with a memorable top line that really shows off Mr. Vanucci's DJ credentials. It's a club bomb with enough power to detonate any dancefloor.
Red Astaire - Follow Me / The Wildstyle
Red Astaire
Follow Me / The Wildstyle
7" | 2003 | EU | Reissue (Gamm)
11,99 €*
Release:2003 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The ultimate GAMM classic is finally re-pressed on a beautiful dinked 7inch and with the the original artwork too!
Cochemea - All My Relations Black Vinyl Edition
Cochemea
All My Relations Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Daptone)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Daptone Records is overjoyed to present All My Relations- the debut solo album from longtime
Dap-Kings saxophonist, Cochemea Gastelum. Cochemea’s electro-sax leads an
ensemble of percussive giants (members of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Antibalas) on a
psychedelic, spiritual journey, exploring his ancestral roots through melody and rhythm. As
a body of work, it is an acknowledgement of oneness and harmony with all forms of life:
people, animals, insects, plants, trees, and even rocks, rivers, mountains and valleys. It
celebrates the sublime beauty of existence and beginnings of such. Some of the tunes were
drawn from memory, imagined from a time and place Cochemea has never been, such as
“Sonora" (the home of his Yaqui ancestors), and “Mescalero" (an Apache tribe from the
South Central region of Mexico - ancestors of his great-grandmother). Others were born
from the Musical impression of ritual, like “Mitote" (an ancient, secular round dance of the
Aztecs and other tribes of the Sierra Madre Occidental - which in certain cultures can be
associated with Peyote ritual). The track “Asatoma" (The Asatome) is an ancient prayer from
India. In Sanskrit, it prays for guidance to grow from darkness to light, to distinguish the
real from the unreal, and to be guided from death of the physical to the immortality of the
Spirit. It is a celebration of life.
The musicians on the record also bring a piece of themselves and their heritage, creating a
cultural cornucopia of sonic expression that allows Cochemea's vision and spirituality to
flourish. All My Relations, in a sense, is a musical prayer to the world to help recognize our
one true source, our shared identity. We are one.
Allergies, The - Steal The Show
Allergies, The
Steal The Show
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Jalapeno)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Allergies' second album "Steal The Show" shows the world the way they effortlessly fuse funk, soul, disco, hip-hop and breaks into dancefloor-ready nuggets of ear candy. Taking classic sounds and reshaping for the modern age is the signature that won them plaudits across the globe.
El Michels Affair - Unathi / Zaharila
El Michels Affair
Unathi / Zaharila
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Big Crown)
9,59 €* 11,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
El Michels Affair returns with a new 45 that is simultaneously a new direction and the signature sound he is
known for. This time EMA dips their toes into the world of Bollywood Funk and recruits Piya Malik of 79.5
for vocal duties. He has crafted yet another two sider of heavy duty shit. It also comes in a gorgeous picture
sleeve courtesy of Chicago’s Deadly Prey gallery.
From the start of side A, Unathi reels the listener in and keeps them through a journey of psychedelic
arrangements, unexpected detours, and relentless rhythm. El Michels again showing the performance and
production prowess that has spawned not only bands, but also some independent record labels. Lyrically,
Unathi is a song about progress, a vociferous call to arms urging people to come together and work
collectively to achieve it.
Side B, Zaharila, is cinematic, dynamic, and an almost visual number as if it were the score to a film that’s
never existed. Bent guitar notes and blaring horn stabs ride the peaks and valleys of this epic tale about
poisonous whispers that destroy a beautiful love affair. Starting slow and calm with Piya’s ethereal melodies
floating atop, the song eventually becomes poisoned, panicked, and frantic by the final note.
Kay Bee & Kzyboost - We Came To Bring You The Funk / Feel Da Funk
Kay Bee & Kzyboost
We Came To Bring You The Funk / Feel Da Funk
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (The Sleepers Recordz & Neon Finger)
10,79 €* 11,99 € -10%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
From a formidable connection between Pasadena (Los Angeles, USA) and Osaka (Japan), Kay Bee & Kzyboost bring us the Funk in a new wonderfull way. Talkbox, Voices, Synths, Leads, Guitars & strong groovy Bass lines under the big influence of Modern Funk & P-Funk. With exceptional collaboration of Dr. Evo on the Bass for the song “Feel Da Funk”, this 7″ Vinyl is a trip into the Real Funk galaxy.
Yazmin Lacey - When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees
Yazmin Lacey
When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (First Word)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
First Word Records is very proud to present a brand new EP from Yazmin Lacey - 'When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees'.
This EP follows on from her two recent singles, '90 Degrees' and 'Something My Heart Trusts', both of which are included here, along with three previously unreleased tracks, 'Heaven', 'Body Needs Healing' and 'Burn & Rise'. This set illustrates again Yazmin's candid songwriting delivered in her uniquely laidback soulful style, whilst a glorious fusion of neo-soul and jazz performed by Pete Beardsworth and her trusty band rides throughout.
In recent times, Yazmin has made live appearances on Jazz FM, BBC Radio 4, 1Xtra and NTS, & received widespread acclaim across the airwaves, including BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, Worldwide FM and Mi-Soul, plus Spotify love from the likes of The Independent and heavy support from DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Jamz Supernova, Tom Ravenscroft, Huey Morgan and Jamie Cullum. Yazmin appeared heavily in The Guardian / The Observer's recent extensive feature on the UK's new Jazz movement too.
Initially a Brownswood 'Future Bubbler' graduate, Yazmin self-released her debut EP, 'Black Moon', last year. This lead to a Maida Vale session late 2017 with Jordan Rakei, Moses Boyd, Oscar Jerome and now label-mates, Children of Zeus. She kicked off the year with a performance at the Worldwide Awards with Skinny Pelembe, and has recently done shows with artists such as Ezra Collective, Tall Black Guy and Fatima. Yazmin has a UK tour scheduled for later in the year, as well as several festival appearances across Europe locked in. There's a lot more to come from this Notts-based Londoner yet.
In Yazmin's words: "'90 Degrees' is about that time of the day / night when there's a shift in pace and energy. When you decide to lock off from the 'outside' world and create your own atmosphere, take some time to give thanks for what's breathing love into your life and smoke off the fuckeries. Everyone needs a little routine for self preservation."
The 5-track vinyl & digital EP is released worldwide on June 15th.
Brownout - Fear Of A Brown Planet
Brownout
Fear Of A Brown Planet
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Fat Beats)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Twenty-eight years ago, pissed-off twelve-year-olds around the universe discovered a new planet, a Black Planet. Public Enemy’s aggressive, Benihana beats and incendiary lyrics instilled fear among parents and teachers everywhere, even in the border town of Laredo, Texas, home of the future founders of the Latin-Funk-Soul-Breaks super group, Brownout. The band’s sixth full-length album (out May 25th) Fear of a Brown Planet is a musical manifesto inspired by Public Enemy’s music and revolutionary spirit.

Chuck D., the Bomb Squad, Flava Flav and the rest of the P.E. posse couldn’t possibly have expected that their golden-era hip hop albums would sow the seeds for countless Public Enemy sleeper cells, one that would emerge nearly three decades later in Austin, Texas. Greg Gonzalez (bass) remembers a kid back in junior high hipped him to the fact that Public Enemy’s “Bring the Noise” is built on James Brown samples, while a teenaged Beto Martinez (guitar) alternated between metal and hip-hop in his walk-man, and Adrian Quesada (guitar/keys) remembers falling in love with Public Enemy’s sound at an early age. “When I got into Hip hop, I was looking for this aggressive outlet . . . and I didn’t even understand what they were pissed off about, because I was twelve and lived in Laredo . . . but I loved it and I felt angry along with them.”

Joseph Abajian (Fat Beats’ owner) must have sensed the deep hip-hop well lying beneath the versatile band’s Latin-Funk veneer. “I thought their sound would work covering Public Enemy songs,” Abajian says, and, “it was good to know they were P.E. fans . . . We came up with a track listing and they went to work.” Despite the band’s eagerness to work on new original material (an album of original songs is slated for next year), they couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pay homage to this iconic and influential posse.

Translating sample-based music to a live band turned out to be more of a challenge than they anticipated. Adrian tried to get inside the Bomb Squad’s [Public Enemy’s producers/beat-making team] head in order to find the inspiration to reinterpret P.E.’s songs: “imagine the Bomb Squad going back in time and getting the J.B.s [James Brown’s funky backing band] in the studio and setting up a couple analog synths and then playing those songs.” While some songs closely follow the original musical blueprint, others use the source breakbeats as jumping-off points later sweetened by Trombonist Mark “Speedy” Gonzales’ horn arrangements, synth wizardry courtesy of friend-of-the-band Peter Stopschinski, and DJ Trackstar’s turntable scratches. But don’t listen expecting to hear paint-by-numbers recreations of classic Public Enemy jams. “Our approach is never in the tribute sense,” Adrian explains. “We’ve always taken it and made it our own, whether it’s the Brown Sabbath thing or this Public Enemy thing.”

Coming off numerous tours as Brown Sabbath and even a stint backing the late legend Prince, Brownout is arguably the tightest and funkiest band on the road today and they’re psyched to bring this revolutionary music to the people. For a band without an overt political agenda, they collectively couldn’t resist the opportunity to play this music live, especially now. “If there’s any way that we can use the already political and protest nature [of P.E.’s music], we would like to try,” Beto says. “The album’s title, Fear of Brown Planet is definitely a relevant idea today and we’re not afraid to put it out there, because we want to speak out.” By reinterpreting these hip hop classics in their unique style and channeling the spirit of Public Enemy that first echoed around the world and captured their imaginations all those years ago, Brownout is doing exactly that.
Beastie Boys - The In Sound From Way Out
Beastie Boys
The In Sound From Way Out
LP | 1996 | EU | Reissue (Capitol)
21,99 €*
Release:1996 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Finally, this Beastie Boys classic gets a reissue!
M-Tet, The - Pick and Shovel / Your Friendly Neighborhood Serial Killer
M-Tet, The
Pick and Shovel / Your Friendly Neighborhood Serial Killer
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Funk Night)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition 7inch!
Only one copy per customer!

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 another statement 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.
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Concussion / Memphis
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Concussion / Memphis
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Colemine)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It may seem strange how excited we are about this 45 and the forthcoming LP considering it's an instrumental organ trio, but this group has some major buzz going up in Seattle. Ever since KEXP featured two live sets, the group has been gaining momentum. So they make their debut with this badass little 45, with the LP coming in February! Killer organ funk a la The Meters and Booker T & The MGs. Super in the pocket, tight and dirty drums, everything you want in an organ trio.
Shintaro Sakamoto - Love If Possible
Shintaro Sakamoto
Love If Possible
LP | 2016 | US | Reissue (Mesh-Key)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
After 20+ years with psych legends Yura Yura Teikoku, Shintaro Sakamoto’s third solo album is a bonafide masterpiece of warped steel guitar, ambient disco and AOR soul.
Abstract Orchestra - Dilla
Abstract Orchestra
Dilla
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Ata)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Led by Saxophonist Rob Mitchell, Abstract Orchestra seeks to reflect the diversity of music sampled by Hip-Hop producers by presenting music that has the complexity of jazz, framed within the simpler structures of Hip-Hop. Complex harmonies are framed within simple loops and complex bar structures and time signatures can pass by unnoticed. Â "I selected the tracks on the album with very much the live performance in mind" says band-leader and arranger Rob Mitchell "So the album is a reflection of the tour and the music we performed".
Inspired by the legendary live performances of The Roots with Jay-Z and the 40 piece orchestral arrangements by Miguel-Atwood Ferguson of the work of J Dilla, classic arranging techniques underpin modern loop-based structures.The band itself is based on the classic jazz big band instrumentation of saxes, trumpets and trombones and features the cream of the north of England's jazz scene who collectively have played with Jamiroquai, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mark Ronson, Martha Reeves, John Legend & the Roots, Roots Manuva and Amy Winehouse.
"Dilla" by Abstract Orchestra is a tribute to the work of the highly acclaimed and influential producer. Opener"Welcome to Detroit/The Diary"takes the the vocal sample from Isaac Hayes's "Man's Temptation" and places it against lush brass and driving beats while"Workinonit"Transplants the original 10cc guitar samples from the Dilla original onto biting trumpets and aggressive saxes, underpinned as always by Joost Hendrickx's on point drumming. On"Stop"vocalist Anna Uhuru handles the Dionne Warwick vocal with assurance while the band lay down an arrangement that is reminiscent of the work of David Axelrod and Don Sebeskey, both big sources of inspiration for Abstract Orchestra.
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.
El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber
El Michels Affair
Return To The 37th Chamber
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Big Crown)
22,99 €*
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.
Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Sounding Lines
Moritz Von Oswald Trio
Sounding Lines
2LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Honest Jon's)
18,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
The Moritz Von Oswald Trio opens a new chapter. There's a new configuration to the project, with Tony Allen joining original members Moritz von Oswald and Max Loderbauer. Tony Allen, the legendary drummer who's amassed a formidable catalogue both as a solo artist and as part of Fela Kuti's band, has taken over percussion duties from Vladislav Delay. Together, von Oswald, Loderbauer and Allen form something close to a dream team, two masters of the electronic sphere meeting an afrobeat pioneer. Allen had already established a rapport with the group before they entered the studio to record Sounding Lines - he's been touring with von Oswald and Loderbauer for more than a year, playing live shows around the world. There has been an evolution on each new Moritz Von Oswald Trio record, and Sounding Lines is no different. The album, which was mixed by Ricardo Villalobos, maintains the project's trajectory—a fearless exploration of dub techno, classical music and jazz—but the prevailing mood feels looser and more organic than ever before. Allen's imperious percussive work sits tantalisingly in the mix. His drums meet the electronics of von Oswald and Loderbauer in a way that renders the project in new, vivid colours. There are 4/4 tracks, beatless interludes and complex jazz structures, with propulsive recordings ("3") coexisting alongside more languid moments ("1"). Sometimes Allen provides flourishes of drums (notably on "4") while at other times spectral synths come to the fore (as on "5"). Von Oswald, a masterful composer and arranger with a deep understanding of space, paints the crevices of each composition on Sounding Lines with rich detail. Individually, von Oswald, Loderbauer and Allen are formidable and hugely influential musicians. As a trio, they've conjured something remarkable.
Jordan Rakei - Groove Curse
Jordan Rakei
Groove Curse
12" | 2014 | AU | Original (Soul Has No Tempo)
18,99 €*
Release:2014 / AU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Groove Curse is Rakei’s long-awaited follow up to highly-acclaimed debut EP Franklin’s Room, his modern take on reggae-infused soul music. Groove Curse takes an evolved turn, with a sound Rakei describes as “raw, vocal-driven, groove
Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Hits The Hits
Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
Hits The Hits
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Ubiquity)
19,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released back in 2007 Shawn Lee’s “Hits The Hits” was a success and has gained a bit of a cult following due to his amazing reinterpretations of tunes by Gwen Stefani, Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Blur, Badly Drawn Boy, Justin Timberlake, Outkast and many more in his own unique style. "Hits the Hits" is now available for the first time on vinyl!
Original Raw Soul - Volume 3
Original Raw Soul
Volume 3
2LP | 2012 | US | Original (Now-Again)
29,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The collective that includes the Poets Of Rhythm, Whitefield Brothers and Karl Hector & The Malcouns presents a series of Rare Funk, Jazz, Soul and World-Psych singles compiled as an album. Tip!
Ondatropica - Ondatropica
Ondatropica
Ondatropica
3LP | 2012 | UK | Original (Soundway)
29,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Triple LP version comes with bonus 7”, detailed liner notes (8 page full colour booklet) and free MP3 download.

Conceived by Colombian musician Mario Galeano, the force behind the band Frente Cumbiero, and English producer Will ‘Quantic’ Holland, Ondatrópica brings together an all-star cast representing both the classic and modern styles of la musica Colombiana.

Over 3 weeks in January 2012 at the famous Discos Fuentes studios in Medellín legendary figures from Colombian music joined a group of younger Colombian musicians that included members of both Mario’s band Frente Cumbeiro and Quantic’s Combo Barbaro. The plan; “to re-interpret the tropical musical heritage of Colombia with new approaches in composition, arrangement and production in a classic and mythical setting.”

For the recording Will and Mario were joined by Colombian legends including big-hitting saxophonist Michi Sarmiento, multi-instrumentalist Fruko and accordion-playing don and singer Anibal Velasquez as well as a new wave of Colombian and South American musicians such as Chilean MC Ana Tijoux and El Chongo, a young percussionist and beatboxer from the city of Cartagena on the Caribbean coast.

A mixture of well known and classic Colombian styles such as cumbia, porro, gaita and champeta clash head-on with boogaloo, ska, beat-box, hip hop, dub and funk on the record. The tracks range from straight-up timeless pieces with one foot in the 1960s and 70s to progressive and forward-looking recordings firmly rooted in the 21st century. Mario and Will also adopted a 100% analogue recording approach in tribute to a sound and feel that the studio had been lacking for some years now.

Soundway’s exploration into Colombian music began in 2007 with it’s much acclaimed compilation ‘Colombia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes The Powerhouse of Colombian Music 1960-76’. That compilation features many original works from the above-mentioned artists as well as some of the main session men of the day that also played on this new record. It’s fitting then that Ondatrópica came together in the legendary Discos Fuentes studios in Medellín.

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