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V.A. - Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Extended 12
V.A.
Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Extended 12" Versions
12" | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
9,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Great additional 12inch single package, including exclusive extended versions by Nick The Records, Waxist and Charles Maurice.
V.A. - French Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 3: 1977-1987
V.A.
French Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 3: 1977-1987
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
They say that good things come in threes… it must be true and Favorite Recordings also proudly presents the third edition of its acclaimed French Disco Boogie Sounds compilation series.Like on prior volumes, the complete tracklist is selected by label head honcho, Charles Maurice (aka Pascal Rioux), who’s unearthed 13 more forgotten and hidden tracks, all produced whether in France, in French, or by French artists between 1977 and 1987.With most of these titles now very hard to find in their original edition and unknown by many, this compilation should be a must have for any Disco-Boogie-Funk music lover and collector.Fully remastered from originals at The Carvery Cut (UK), French Disco Boogie Sounds Vol.3 (1977-1987, selected by Charles Maurice) is presented by Favorite Recordings in a gatefold vinyl double LP and as CD.
Voilaaa - On Te L'Avait Dit
Voilaaa
On Te L'Avait Dit
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Pursuing their explorations of international Funk and Disco music, Favorite Recordings and Patchworks present us Voilaaa. Following a first 2 tracks single acclaimed this summer and clearly revealing the Afro-Disco inspiration of this new experience, here comes Voilaaa’s first album, titled On te l’avait dit. After his projects such as The Dynamics, Mr President, Mr Day, Patchworks Galactic Project, or Taggy Matcher, the insatiable French producer therefore returns to his first love and specialty, Disco music, staring this time at the African and Caribbean influences. The 10 tracks of the album are instantly up to expectations, chaining hit after hit tirelessly, and offering brilliant collaborations with Sir Jean, Pat Kalla, Renaud Bilombo, or label mates Hawa and Fouley Badiaga.
Voilaaa - Spies Are Watching Me / Le Disco Des Capitales
Voilaaa
Spies Are Watching Me / Le Disco Des Capitales
12" | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
9,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Pursuing their explorations of international Funk and Disco music, Favorite Recordings and Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart present us Voilaaa. With this first 2 tracks single revealing the Afro-Disco inspiration of this new experience, Favorite also expands its new series of Disco 12inch singles recently launched with several fine reissues.
Joubert Singers, The - Stand On The Word Remixes
Joubert Singers, The
Stand On The Word Remixes
12" | 2012 | EU | Original (Favorite)
9,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Larry Levan, Patchworks, Walter Mecca & Panoptikum Arkestra on the mix!
Di Melo - A.E.I.O.U.
Di Melo
A.E.I.O.U.
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Favorite)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
New single by legendary Brazilian singer DI MELO, 40 years after his classic self-titled Samba-Soul LP. Performed and produced by French brilliant combo COTONETE, this single and collaboration will be followed by a full album early 2019.Florian Pelissier speaks about the project: “On tour in Brazil with Cotonete, we had a few days off in Sao Paulo and I really hoped to make a collaboration with an important artist or band from the Brazilian funk scene. We had thought of Marcos Valle, Meta Meta or Ed Motta... but Rafaela Prestes our Brazilian "sound ingineer/genious" told me: "I worked for the return of Di Melo in Rio 2 years ago. He rocks, he’s adorable and he lives in Sao Paulo, here’s his number, he would be perfect for Cotonete."No sooner said than done. I'm a huge fan of Di Melo and had already tried to contact him for Cotonete 6 years ago. The next day, on a Sunday, he arrives at our house with Jo, his wife, and Gabi, his daughter. He takes the guitar in front of us in the kitchen, and gives us a private show of 3 hours… we cried the tears of joy.He had 400 original songs never recorded, a gold mine. On the same night, we started working the arrangements for 2 days, followed by a rehearsal and two small gigs in Sao Paulo. Immediately after, we recorded in the magical Epsilon B studio. All with the participation of Gabi, his 10-year-old daughter, and future star.This album is the summary of this moment, of these 5 days of madness spent together between “the best band in the world” and the legend Roberto Di Melo… Simple, beautiful, Brazilian-French, human music…”
V.A. - French Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 3: 1977-1987
V.A.
French Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 3: 1977-1987
CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
11,89 €* 13,99 € -15%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
They say that good things come in threes… it must be true and Favorite Recordings also proudly presents the third edition of its acclaimed French Disco Boogie Sounds compilation series.Like on prior volumes, the complete tracklist is selected by label head honcho, Charles Maurice (aka Pascal Rioux), who’s unearthed 13 more forgotten and hidden tracks, all produced whether in France, in French, or by French artists between 1977 and 1987.With most of these titles now very hard to find in their original edition and unknown by many, this compilation should be a must have for any Disco-Boogie-Funk music lover and collector.Fully remastered from originals at The Carvery Cut (UK), French Disco Boogie Sounds Vol.3 (1977-1987, selected by Charles Maurice) is presented by Favorite Recordings in a gatefold vinyl double LP and as CD.
Andre Solomko - Le Premier Disco Sans Toi
Andre Solomko
Le Premier Disco Sans Toi
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents Le Premier Disco Sans Toi, new single EP by Andre Solomko, pursuing a collaboration that started more than 5 years ago.Born in Ukraine in 1965 and now based in Finland, Andre Solomko is primarily a rich and engaging personality, but above all, a brilliant saxophonist, composer and engineer, whose contagious passion cannot leave anyone indifferent. After beginning a meteoric career in USSR, fate led him to Finland, where he started the adventure Vinyl Jam, a label / studio / group. It resulted in two self-produced albums that will capture the attention of some international collectors, including Pascal Rioux (founder of Favorite Recordings). Between 2012 and 2014, they released 2 albums together, Où es-tu maintenant ? and Le Polaroid, hailed by many tastemakers and meeting notable success in Japan.This new single also results from a long and solid partnership, led by a shared and deep passion for analog music and vintage grooves. Announcing a new album planned for 2018, the EP unveils two new compositions with Disco flavors. Andre’s backed again by a team of great musicians and vocalists, such as Mr Day and Lili Wagner on “Le Premier Disco Sans Toi” (The First Disco without You), or Charlotta Kerbs on “Moonbeach Disco”. And if not really the first, this Disco journey fits perfectly with Andre Solomko’s Jazz-Funk style and sense of melody, showing another facet of his many talents.
V.A. - AOR Global Sounds Volume 3 (1976-1985)
V.A.
AOR Global Sounds Volume 3 (1976-1985)
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice proudly present the 3rd edition of their acclaimed AOR Global Sounds compilations series. Another brilliant selection of 14 rare and hidden tracks, produced between 1976 and 1985 in various parts of the world.On AOR Global Sounds Vol.3, DJ and producer Charles Maurice delivers again a fine overview of the AOR and WestCoast influences for many artists in the late 70s and early 80s. Even more than on previous volumes, he selected highly forgotten productions, deeply infused with Disco and Soul flavors.Many of these great gems were naturally produced through all the USA, often made by artists with a very short career and as private press. For example, Jeff Silna only recorded this amazing song after winning the competition of a long gone Miami radio station, the Stratus project started around 1974 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and was a band led by Bob Ackley who only released this 7” single in 1976 after recording a full album and doing a few gigs around Michigan, John Kontol (Jon Konteau), however having credits for a few productions and appearances and still acting as a musician, never released another LP after his heartbreaking experience with Erect Records, that never rewarded him for his work and even change his name against his consent, as for “Dirt (In The Sky” by 7 Days Unlimited, whose both members were from Pittsburgh area, where a lot of dirt was literally flying in the air, the song was released in 1980 on a very limited 500 copies 7” single.But this kind of stories and waste of talent is not solely and American privilege, from Willy Santana (member of Placa Luminosa) in Brazil, and Funky Team in Sweden, to Stacey and Out Of The Fog in Canada, this 3rd edition proves again if necessary the international scope and fervor of this music scene, and the surprising amount of great music that go unnoticed at that time.Fully remastered from originals, with great attention to sound quality as always, AOR Global Sounds Vol.3 (1976-1985, selected by Charles Maurice) is presented by Favorite Recordings in a gatefold vinyl double LP.
Voilaaa - On Te L'avait Dit / Spies Are Watching Me Dimitri From Paris & Africaine 808 Remixes
Voilaaa
On Te L'avait Dit / Spies Are Watching Me Dimitri From Paris & Africaine 808 Remixes
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Favorite)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Voilaaa is one of the many projects led and produced by Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart, who’s proven over the past 15 years, his place amongst the finest producers of groove music in all genres. This time exploring the wide spectrum of the African and Tropical Disco scene, he received a massive international support for Voilaaa’s first album, On te l’avait dit, released last year on Favorite Recordings. With a second effort already planned for spring 2017, Voilaaa has not finished to feed international dancefloors with heavy Afro-Disco vibes. If any would doubt that, here comes a hot remixes single package, which should end any debate about it, with Dimitri From Paris and Africaine 808 at the control!!
V.A. - French Disco Boogie Sounds: 1975-1984
V.A.
French Disco Boogie Sounds: 1975-1984
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Helped by a close connoisseur friend, DJ and collector Charles Maurice presents a fine selection of what he thinks represent best the amazing energy of this specific movement and period. With 10 rare titles, all produced between 1975 and 1984, he shows a perfect picture of what you could find in French record stores at that time!
Lamar Thomas - Feel So Good Inside
Lamar Thomas
Feel So Good Inside
12" | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents this new official single reissue of “Feel So Good Inside”, by Lamar Thomas. A killer deep-disco and very rare collectable single, fully coordinated for reissue by French respected DJ and Tropical rare-groove specialist, Waxist Selecta.
Funk League, The - The Incredible Funk League feat. Sadat X & The Large Professor
Funk League, The
The Incredible Funk League feat. Sadat X & The Large Professor
12" | 2009 | EU | Reissue (Favorite)
8,99 €*
Release:2009 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Suspect & Jackson J unite as the Funk, feat. legendary MCs Sadat X from the Brand Nubian crew and The Large Professor from the Main Source & remixes by Cleon & Jazzy P and Patchworks!
Joubert Singers, The - Stand On The Word
Joubert Singers, The
Stand On The Word
12" | 2012 | EU | Original (Favorite)
8,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally recorded live in the First Baptist Church in Crown Heights, NYC, in 1982 under Celestial Choir and pressed only for the congregation, it was first enlighted by Walter Gibbons, who acquired a copy and played it out at the 7th av. Rock and Soul shop, where he worked. The Joubert Singers’ version is a re-recording done for Next Plateau, featuring the same singers but done outside of the church choir. It has been recently officially reissued on Favorite Recordings (FVR067), as it was originally.
Mr President - The Best Is Yet To Come feat. Hawa & Mr Day
Mr President
The Best Is Yet To Come feat. Hawa & Mr Day
7" | 2011 | EU | Original (Favorite)
6,99 €*
Release:2011 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following the great success of "Meet Again", Patchworks (AKA Mr President) is backwith his top level vocal crew on a new 7 inch, from the forthcoming LP. "The Best is yetto Come" is a proper joyful soul music masterpiece, following Curts Mayfiled or RotaryConnection's steps. Strong horn section, a very catchy vocal hook and shaking beats arethe ingredients of this fabulous souful recipe.
Cleon - Jaylis & family EP
Pat Kalla & Le Super Mojo - Combattant
Pat Kalla & Le Super Mojo
Combattant
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Favorite)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents Combattant, first EP by Pat Kalla produced by Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart.PAT KALLA is a musician, singer and storyteller. Patrice of his birth name, in tribute to the great Lumumba! Lover of words, French language, and music of course. Born in Lyon, from a Cameroonian father, musician and political activist, and a French and literary mother, he explores from his childhood the Soul, the Slam, the Funk ... and the art of telling stories, life being a great one…After years of touring alongside many bands (Conte & Soul, Legend of Eboa King, Mento Cloub, Voilaaa Sound System), and several acclaimed titles on the two albums by Voilaaa, he comes back with this project to put a bit of primordial lightness in a rainy world: A tribute to the African culture in honor of a father with "Sawa" origins, the tribe from the people of Makossa.Jojo Ngallé, Moni Bilé, Pain, Manu Dibango, Franco, Rochereau, Kabaselé, Fela, François Nkotti & The Black Style, all these legends’ vinyls have turned on the family turntable and the collection has whetted the child's appetite. Through this new trip, he revisits styles that are sometimes little known to Western audiences, such as High-Life, Makossa, Angolan Music, Afrobeat, Afro-Disco and others. We could talk about “Franc CFA”, we could talk about Jacques Foccart, but we will rather dance, because "the dancer seems naive, but his feet must be connected with earth to understand history…"Backed by the "Super Mojo Disco", a hyperactive band from Lyon with deep groove and positive energy, Pat Kalla offers us an anti-crisis project, where swaying and feel-good humor is mandatory! An album soon in the crates, beware « c’est médicament » (it’s medicine)!!
Karriem - I Love You
Karriem
I Love You
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Favorite)
13,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents this new official single reissue of "I Love You" by Karriem: A very rare soulful mid-tempo disco killer, originally released in 1979 on Pashlo Records. Pashlo Records was based in Oakland and owned by producer and musician Leroy Smith, who is also known for his Ocampo Records’ imprint, where he produced and recorded the very first songs from Darondo. The label had quite a short life between the middle 70s and early 80s, producing only singles from mostly unknown and forgotten artists. Amongst them was this brilliant and obscure release by Karriem, very hard to find in its original version. Unearthed again in Charles Maurice’s collection, it’s today reissued on vinyl for the first time, presented in a deluxe version, housed in a classic tip-on jacket.
Beckie Bell - Music Madness
Beckie Bell
Music Madness
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Favorite)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents this new official single reissue ofMusic MadnessbyBeckie Bell: A killer disco anthem produced in 1980 by famous French producer,Pierre “Berjot” Jaubert. Pierre Jaubert has been one of the great producers from the Funk and Disco French music scene during the 70s and 80s, mostly known for his work with the group ICE, who he then transformed into Lafayette Afro Rock Band. “Music Madness” is a brilliant disco track from Beckie Bell’s rare album,In Need Of…After highlighting it in an extended version, on the compilationFrench Disco Boogie Sounds(2015),Favorite Recordingsdecided to reissue this killer song on a proper 12inch single. The package including the original album version and two hot remixes byTom NobleandVoilaaa.
Patchworks Galactic Project - Space
Patchworks Galactic Project
Space
LP | 2013 | EU | Original (Favorite)
15,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Teaming up again with label Favorite Recordings for this new solo effort, Bruno Hovart transforms himself into Patchworks Galactic Project, inviting us for a fantastic musical trip called “Space”: a special project influenced by the 20th century's myth about travelling, exploring, living, and even loving in Space! This release is also his first album under the name Patchworks.
Andre Solomko - Le Deltaplane
Andre Solomko
Le Deltaplane
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Discover Le Deltaplane, fifth album by Andre Solomko, and third produced on Favorite Recordings, pursuing a collaboration that started more than 5 years ago.Born in Ukraine in 1965 and now based in Finland, Andre Solomko is primarily a rich and engaging personality, but above all, a brilliant saxophonist, composer and engineer, whose contagious passion cannot leave anyone indifferent. After beginning a meteoric career in USSR, fate led him to Finland, where he started the adventure Vinyl Jam, a label / studio / group. It resulted in two self-produced albums that will capture the attention of some international collectors, including Pascal Rioux (founder of Favorite Recordings). Between 2012 and 2014, they released 2 albums together, Où es-tu maintenant ? and Le Polaroid, hailed by many tastemakers and meeting notable success in Japan.Following Le Premier Disco Sans Toi, an acclaimed single released earlier this year and unveiling two new compositions with Disco flavors, Andre Solomko and Favorite Recordings also proudly present Le Deltaplane. Fully composed and arranged by Andre Solomko, the 6 tracks of the album are deeply infused with his longtime passion for Jazz-Funk and Movie-Soundtracks, this time also injecting more influences from WestCoast and Modern-Soul music.Andre’s backed again by a team of great musicians, recording and producing the album in analog like he always did. As for vocals and lyrics, he teams up with Charlotta Kerbs, a young emerging and talented singer from Helsinki.Andre Solomko, an artist who spreads love like in the good old days!
Lucas Arruda - Perdidos E Bobos
Lucas Arruda
Perdidos E Bobos
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Since the release of his 2 first albums on Favorite Recordings, Lucas Arruda has quickly established himself as one of the most talented young artist and composer from Brazil. His music is filled with fusion style, mixing influences and elements from his Latin musical background, with his genuine admiration for Jazz, Soul and Funk music.In spring 2015, it was also not surprising to find Lucas Arruda back with a new LP called SOLAR, receiving great supports and feedbacks from international media and tastemakers. One of the highlight of the album was the song “Melt the Night”, on which Lucas asked legendary producer Leon Ware for his help, reminding his collaborations in the 80s with Marcos Valle, when they perfectly merged together the sophisticated Boogie and AOR touch from California, with the blazing sense of rhythm from Brazil.Today, Lucas Arruda and Favorite Recordings proudly present a brand new single, announcing the release of Lucas’ third efforts later this year. This new opus is pursuing the music direction set with SOLAR, mixing touch of Blue-Eyed-Soul, Pop, Soul and Brazilian styles together, and influenced by the path of legendary Brazilian producer Lincoln Olivetti, who recorded some of the biggest stars of Brazilian music (Marcos Valle, Jorge Ben, Tim Maia…).In Lucas words: “These two tracks represent the whole spirit of the new album. In this record I really wanted to honor Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti. They are the main influence on this record. We recorded the basic tracks for the album in the same studio that Lincoln Olivetti did his last works. So, this was very important to capture the true essence of Brazilian Funk/AOR tradition. Hope you guys enjoy it!”
Al Sunny - Time To Decide
Al Sunny
Time To Decide
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Al Sunny is a young composer emerging from the French soul music scene. Soon after learning the guitar, he started composing and became involved in numerous projects and collaborations. Al has been influenced by pop, rock, and electronic music, always with a foundation in the “Black” and “Soul” sound.During his conservatory studies, he refined his knowledge and confirmed his desire to write and compose. The will to establish himself on a solo project became stronger and stronger. He quickly discovered deep inside himself the music that he truly loves, inspired by artists such as Tim Maia, America, Al Green, and Al Jarreau. Thru his guitar, he gives birth to the majority of his compositions and always seeks to bring the melody of his songs to the forefront. During his studies he met musicians including Florian Pellissier, then professor at the conservatory and a confirmed pianist who worked on various projects such as Guts, Anthony Joseph, Florian Pellissier Quintet, and Shola Adissa.It's then thanks to Florian that Al Sunny meets Pascal Rioux, founder and A&R of Favorite Recordings. Immediately seduced and impressed by his talent and the various demos that he listened to, Pascal invites the young musician to collaborate and produce an album within Favorite Recordings. Together they agree on a musical direction looking towards the West coast movement of the 70s and 80s. This direction includes influences like Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, and Ned Doheny, of whom Al Sunny covers the classic “Get It Up For Love” on the new album.With Time To Decide, Al Sunny shows us the premise of his music style, infused with Blue-Eyed-Soul, Pop and Folk. Written and composed by himself, it’s in close collaboration with Florian Pellissier that his songs came to life. Under the guidance of Pascal Rioux and Favorite Recordings, the production of this album ensures a sound and a final result worthy of the best classics of the genre.
V.A. - AOR Global Sounds Volume 3 (1976-1985)
V.A.
AOR Global Sounds Volume 3 (1976-1985)
CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice proudly present the 3rd edition of their acclaimed AOR Global Sounds compilations series. Another brilliant selection of 14 rare and hidden tracks, produced between 1976 and 1985 in various parts of the world.On AOR Global Sounds Vol.3, DJ and producer Charles Maurice delivers again a fine overview of the AOR and WestCoast influences for many artists in the late 70s and early 80s. Even more than on previous volumes, he selected highly forgotten productions, deeply infused with Disco and Soul flavors.Many of these great gems were naturally produced through all the USA, often made by artists with a very short career and as private press. For example, Jeff Silna only recorded this amazing song after winning the competition of a long gone Miami radio station, the Stratus project started around 1974 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and was a band led by Bob Ackley who only released this 7” single in 1976 after recording a full album and doing a few gigs around Michigan, John Kontol (Jon Konteau), however having credits for a few productions and appearances and still acting as a musician, never released another LP after his heartbreaking experience with Erect Records, that never rewarded him for his work and even change his name against his consent, as for “Dirt (In The Sky” by 7 Days Unlimited, whose both members were from Pittsburgh area, where a lot of dirt was literally flying in the air, the song was released in 1980 on a very limited 500 copies 7” single.But this kind of stories and waste of talent is not solely and American privilege, from Willy Santana (member of Placa Luminosa) in Brazil, and Funky Team in Sweden, to Stacey and Out Of The Fog in Canada, this 3rd edition proves again if necessary the international scope and fervor of this music scene, and the surprising amount of great music that go unnoticed at that time.Fully remastered from originals, with great attention to sound quality as always, AOR Global Sounds Vol.3 (1976-1985, selected by Charles Maurice) is presented by Favorite Recordings in a gatefold vinyl double LP.
Voilaaa - Des Promesses
Voilaaa
Des Promesses
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Voilaaa is one of the many projects led and produced by Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart, who’s proven over the past 15 years, his place amongst the finest producers of groove music in all genres. This time exploring the wide spectrum of the African and Tropical Disco scene, he received a massive international support for Voilaaa’s first album, On te l’avait dit, released late 2015 on Favorite Recordings. Following to that success and pursuing the same direction combining of the festive, yet sometime futile nature of Disco, and the instinctive, deep, sometimes rough nature of African music, Voilaaa’s now presenting its 2nd efforts, Des Promesses. The 13 tracks of the album are again up to expectations, and Voilaaa has not finished feeding international dancefloors with heavy Afro-Disco music. Alongside Bruno at the production, singers Pat Kalla and Sir Jean are back providing their carefree lyrics and Afro vibes, and Senegalese artist Doctor Lass comes to extend the team, with 3 brilliant titles, including a great Funky cover of the classic “Mandjou” by Salif Keita and Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux..
Mr President - Going To A Go Go
Mr President
Going To A Go Go
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart is one of the top producers of today’s groove music scene. After playing as a bassist and guitarist for various bands, he started producing in the mid-nineties and has kept on mixing today’s technologies with the raw spirits of House, Electronic, Disco, Funk, Soul, Reggae & Jazz music’s golden years since then.Following the trail of success left by his various projects as Patchworks, and under many aliases, he’s proved his musical ubiquity and unexpectedly stroke in various genres. Many House music diggers would indeed remember that before Favorite Recordings was launched in 2006, Patchworks produced many deep-house tracks on various labels.On this new EP, he’s back as Mr President with 2 new banging titles brilliantly mixing House music atmosphere, with Soul and Disco vibes. He’s also teaming up again with Sabba MG on vocals, following to their great “Give My Love” efforts, released on EDR Records 3 years ago. As “Going to a Go Go” is a fully exclusive work reminiscent of the early House music scene from New-Jersey or Chicago, the nice Disco flavors of “Night Time” also come to announce Mr President’s upcoming new album in 2017.
V.A. - French Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 2: 1978-1985
V.A.
French Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 2: 1978-1985
CD | 2016 | EU | Original (Favorite)
14,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After a first edition acclaimed internationally, Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice finally follows-up to their French Disco Boogie Sounds compilation with a second volume!!Pursuing his fine work at digging rare music from around the world, DJ and collector Charles Maurice presents another brilliant selection of great music linked to France and French West-Indies: 12 hidden and forgotten titles, all produced between 1978 and 1985, whether in France, or by French artists abroad. This time again, he perfectly browse and defines the great energy and quality of this specific Disco/Funk scene at that time, both in the underground market, or through bigger labels.On one hand, tracks by Crystal, Jackie Esam, Ideku Dynasty or Marc Ashy, were produced by small artists and labels from the French Caribbean and African community and also filled with a raw spirit and some Tropical influences. On the other hand, tracks by Claude Morgan, Greg Smaha, Roots, or Black Bells Group, were released by major labels such as Phonogram, RCA, Derby, or Carrere, thanks to confirmed independent producers, acting not only in France, but also in Canada and the US.Today, Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice are very proud to unearth these 12 gems, with amongst them some very hard to find and almost unknown titles.
Magic Source - Earthrising
Magic Source
Earthrising
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Magic Source is a project led by producer Björn Wagner (The Mighty Mocambos, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, Mocambo Records), who is renowned for creating an authentic and hard-hitting raw funk sound. Following a few acclaimed single releases on Favorite Recordings over the past few years, the French label deeply wanted to collaborate further with the German combo, for a special and exclusive project bringing their music on new paths. This new project is a step towards a new style: Analog-Electronica, or so called Cosmic-Disco sound. Recorded on a 16-track reel-to-reel tape, EARTHRISING combines raw unedited live band recording, with the refined production aesthetics of the Disco era, including the use of vintage synthesizers, group chants and processed acoustic percussions, for an organic club feeling. While maintaining an un-edited, but highly hypnotic four-on-the-floor groove, Magic Source leaves the old beaten track of cheesy Disco-Pop and overheard Dance classics.
Magic Source - Lovestruck
Magic Source
Lovestruck
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Favorite)
9,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents Lovestruck, first single by Magic Source, including exclusive remixes by Africaine 808, Voilaaa and Patchworks.
V.A. - AOR Global Sounds Volume 2 (1975-1983)
V.A.
AOR Global Sounds Volume 2 (1975-1983)
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following the recent acclaimed first edition of AOR Global Sounds compilation, DJ and producer Charles Maurice’s dug even deeper through international lost productions to create a sequel for this series.The result is AOR Global Sounds Vol.2, a new compilation made of 8 forgotten and rare tracks produced between 1975 and 1983 in all parts of the globe.At the end of the 70s, many artists over the world were deeply influenced by AOR’s famous stars such as Steely Dan and his classic Aja LP, looking to reach the same attention to sound production and details, and this specific Westcoast style mixing together Pop-Rock standards, with Soul (sometime Disco) and Jazz influences.From Renée Geyer Band in Australia, and Boban Petrovic in Ex-Yugoslavia, to Carol Ray Band in France, and Greg Yoder in Hawaï, Charles Maurice and Favorite Recordings built another hot selection of lost tracks clearly infused with this special AOR touch, in a Soulful and Disco way.Fully remastered from originals with the same attention to sound quality than in first edition, AOR Global Sounds Vol.2 (1975-1983, selected by Charles Maurice) is presented by Favorite Recordings in a deluxe vinyl version, housed in a tip-on jacket.
V.A. - AOR Global Sounds Volume 2 (1975-1983)
V.A. - Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 2
V.A.
Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 2
CD | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
13,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Just one year after the release of Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds’ compilation, Favorite Recordings presents the 2nd edition of its acclaimed series.At the control this time is French DJ and producer Charles Maurice, digging again in his collection and travelling to Brazil for the occasion in order to find some local hidden treasures. The result comes as nine additional obscure hits from the Brazilian Funk-Boogie-Disco scene during the years of 1977 to 1984.At that time musicians and arrangers such as Lincoln Olivetti, Robson Jorge, and Oberdan Magalhães along with Banda Black Rio were responsible for the new music scene. They’d dominated the studios with sophisticated and original arrangements that have forever transformed Brazilian musical. This music, at that point, had gained a new style and great international respect that has remained still. Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol.2 pays tribute to this great era, coming out in a deluxe vinyl edition with old-school tip-on jacket, including notes and original artworks.
Dave Baker - Glow Of Love
Dave Baker
Glow Of Love
12" | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents this new official single reissue of “Glow of Love”, by Dave Baker. A scorching Caribbean-Disco version of the classic anthem by Change and Luther Vandross produced and released in 1980 on Black Jack Records.
Lucas Arruda - Solar
Lucas Arruda
Solar
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
2 years after the release of his first solo album, Favorite Recordings proudly presents SOLAR, second album by acclaimed Brazilian composer Lucas Arruda, and hundredth releases of the label!!
Mighty Mocambos, The - Hot Stuff feat. Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk & Deejay Snoop
Mighty Mocambos, The
Hot Stuff feat. Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk & Deejay Snoop
7" | 2014 | EU | Original (Favorite)
6,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
An outstanding exclusive 45 from the ongoing killer collaboration of the Mighty Mocambos and Afrika Bambaataa, who deliver surprising cover version of Rolling Stones’ moderately successful 1976 single “HOT STUFF” (from the album ‘Black & Blue’).
Révolution Française - Translocomotion / Discocorico
Révolution Française
Translocomotion / Discocorico
12" | 2014 | EU | Original (Favorite)
9,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents this new official reissue package of Révolution Française, a French band produced by legendary obscure producer and musician, Jean-Pierre Massiera. Including exclusive remixes by Psychemagik and Dwilt Sharpp.
Life Force - Life Force
Life Force
Life Force
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Favorite)
17,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The self-titled album by Life Force is an amazing piece of Funk with a twist of Pop, Disco and Blue-Eyed-Soul, now reissued for the first time.Originally released in 1976 on Strawberry Records and produced by Randy Irwin (The Shirelles, Family Circle, Ecstasy, Passion & Pain,…), Life Force has since become a real target for international vinyl diggers, mostly thanks to its main single called “Slow Dancer”. When Pascal Rioux (founder of Favorite Recordings) found him a mint copy, he quickly realized it had a lot more to offer than just one track and thus started to search for more info.The first who could provide a few more details about the band and Strawberry was Ron Foster, ex-keyboardist of “Ecstasy, Passion & Pain” and producer of Lee McDonald, which was also reissued by Favorite in the past. He revealed that Strawberry was a sub-division of the famous Roulette Records, sold to EMI/Rhino Records in 1989 by Morris Levy, its controversial owner who was facing many severe legal problems and died few years after.Thanks to him and a few more research, this underrated collectible is finally reissued in a beautiful deluxe 180g vinyl version housed in an old-school tip-on jacket.
Patchworks - The Collected Sounds Of Patchworks
Patchworks
The Collected Sounds Of Patchworks
12" | 2013 | EU | Original (Favorite)
9,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Bruno Horvart's best & hard to find productions & collabs!
Bonnie Banane - Muscles
Patchworks - 12 Inch Extended Remixes Volume 1
Patchworks
12 Inch Extended Remixes Volume 1
12" | 2012 | EU | Original (Favorite)
10,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
The best of his out of print materials.
Cléon & Jazzy Pidjay - Freedom Sound
Cléon & Jazzy Pidjay
Freedom Sound
7" | 2012 | EU | Original (Favorite)
6,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Parisian DJs duo is back with a shining new 7inch full of Latin & Brazilian Soul-Funk vibes... With raw drums and percussions, these 2 new tracks should warm every dancefloors with their spicy groove!!
Real Fake MC, The - Rock It Up
Real Fake MC, The
Rock It Up
LP | 2012 | EU | Original (Favorite)
15,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Produced by Patchworks aKa Mr President aKa Uptown Funk Empire and more…
Mighty Mocambos, The - Battle Part 1 Feat. Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk & King Kamonzi
Mighty Mocambos, The
Battle Part 1 Feat. Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk & King Kamonzi
7" | 2012 | EU | Original (Favorite)
6,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Exclusive instrumental version on the flip, limited edition of 300 copies!
Mr President - Number One
Mr President
Number One
LP | 2011 | EU | Original (Favorite)
16,99 €*
Release:2011 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Mr President aka Patchworks is definitely a name to remember if you're interested in today's vintage soul and funk scene. Following the trail of success left by his projects Uptown Funk Empire, The Dynamics or Metropolitan Jazz Affair, Patchworks proved his musical ubiquity album after album and unexpectedly stroke in various genres. After playing as a bassist and guitarist for various bands, he started producing in the mid-nineties and has kept on mixing today's technologies with the raw spirits of soul music's golden years since then.
Funk League, The - My Favorite Thing
Funk League, The
My Favorite Thing
CD | 2011 | EU | Original (Favorite)
7,99 €*
Release:2011 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Best of Favorite Records so far … mixed by The Funk League!
Human Egg (Jean-Pierre Massiera) - Human Egg
Human Egg (Jean-Pierre Massiera)
Human Egg
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Favorite)
13,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Super-obscure oddball disco funk goody by French studio wizz Jean-Pierre Massiera, re-released to celebrate the 50th release on Favorite!
Pat Kalla & Le Super Mojo - Jongler
Pat Kalla & Le Super Mojo
Jongler
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Favorite)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 16.11.2018
Favorite Recordings proudly presents Jongler, first LP by Pat Kalla produced by Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart. PAT KALLA is a musician, singer and storyteller. Patrice of his birth name, in tribute to the great Lumumba! Lover of words, French language, and music of course. Born in Lyon, from a Cameroonian father, musician and political activist, and a French and literary mother, he explores from his childhood the Soul, the Slam, the Funk ... and the art of telling stories, life being a great one…
Fizz, The - State of Emmergency
Fizz, The
State of Emmergency
LP | 1986 | EU | Reissue (Favorite)
18,99 €*
Release:1986 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings presents this new official album reissue of State of Emmergency by French band The Fizz: A real underrated, complete and intriguing album, originally released in 1986 as a private-press LP and quite hard to find in good conditions nowadays.The Fizz is mostly the result of Patrick Jouanneau, a French musician, composer and producer who’s still active today. He remembers: “In the early 80's I had a recording studio allowing me to easily fulfil my desire to create songs. It was then that I began to compose and write songs, in French or in English in this case. State Of Emergency (spelling on the LP is a mistake), is born from a fierce will on my part, and the other four have followed, but it was not easy, the musicians, you have to get them out of bed! I have to say that Richard Larozé, the pianist, was a very strong guy with harmonies, and has somewhat changed my first version, much more oriented in Soul and R&B.”And when asked about his main influences, Patrick says: “It’s always difficult for me to speak about influences, out of respect, and humility especially, but they nourished us and nourished this project; Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Earth, Wind & Fire, and so on, were and still are important to me and this was the case for the entire FIZZ group.”At the end, State of Emmergency by The Fizz is a very interesting and brilliant album with great inspiration in melodies and compositions. And who knows, listening to the title "A So Called Being", it could even have inspired a certain “King of Pop”...
Al Sunny - Open Up Your Eyes Remixes
Al Sunny
Open Up Your Eyes Remixes
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Favorite)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following the acclaimed first album of Al Sunny released in 2017, Favorite Recordings proudly presents this single remix package of “Open Up Your Eyes”.Al Sunny is a young composer emerging from the French soul music scene. Soon after learning the guitar, he started composing and became involved in numerous projects and collaborations. He quickly discovered deep inside himself the music that he truly loves, inspired by artists such as Tim Maia, America, Al Green, and Al Jarreau. During his studies he met musicians including Florian Pellissier, and it's then thanks to Florian that he met Pascal Rioux, founder and A&R of Favorite Recordings. Together they produced Time To Decide, a first album acclaimed by many tastemakers and gaining a solid success in Japan.One of the highlights of the LP was the track “Open Up Your Eyes”, which disclosed the premise of Al Sunny music style, infused with Blue-Eyed-Soul, Pop and Folk. Also tainted with a funky dancefloor color, “Open Up Your Eyes” was a perfect match to build a nice remixes package for DJs. On the A side, Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart delivers again a hot Soulful/Disco version of the song with his famous touch. As for the B side, Favorite Recordings asked the Canadian producer Jex Opolis (Good Timin’ Records), with a Disco style slightly more oriented in Electronic and House vibes.
Junior Byron - Sunshine
Junior Byron
Sunshine
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings presents this new official album reissue of Sunshine by Junior Byron: A real Modern-Soul/Disco masterpiece, originally released in 1981 by Canadian label Formula Records, and very hard to find today.Based in Canada, Junior Byron had quite a short career as a singer and recorded only a few singles and this stunning album between 1981 and 1985. Produced by André Perry and Joe La Greca, two famous names in the Canadian music scene, Sunshine is not just a one track album, but a complete whole piece of music, including some brilliants highlights such as “Inch by Inch”, “Galaxy” or “Sunshine”, which are today must-haves in many DJ’s lists.As another longtime favorite collectable piece for Charles Maurice, it’s a real honor and proud for Favorite Recordings, to finally officially reissue it for the first time on vinyl. In order to insure the best sound quality, the original tracklist has been dispatched on a double vinyl version, which should please all DJs and music collectors.
Arian - Arian
Arian
Arian
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents this new official reissue of ARIAN: A rare and underrated Disco album originally released in 1981 by PGP RTB label and fully recorded in New-York.Arian Kerliu was born in the small town of Macedonia, Dibra or Debar. Arian’s first recordings for a local radio stations were at the age of 14, appearing in almost every music festival in Ex-Yugoslavia. When he was 19, Arian came to New York City, working different jobs and studying music. His first music engagements were in various clubs throughout the city, playing guitar and singing. He then met with James Benjamin-Fish, well known bass-guitar player, with whom he formed the band ARIAN & FUNKY FAMILY, mainly performing in the best clubs of NYC at that time.Together, they came to an idea to record an album of their own. After travelling throughout the US, they got to know each other very well, and had connected with probably some of the best musicians you could find at that time. Thus they had Sinclair Acey arranging three songs and Hubert Eaves, as a writer of "Still Together", a beautiful ballad written in honor of his wife. By that time Hubert had gained two Grammy awards for Stephanie Mills’ albums. Kornelius Cambell also wrote and composed two songs of the album, which Sinclair Acey arranged. The album also contains a great cover of “Can’t Say Goodbye” by Bobby Caldwell, a song that Arian and James had interpreted almost every night when touring. And all of this completed with the background vocals of Tawatha Agee (Mtume), Shevill Alexander and Sybil Thomas (Raw Silk).Arian & Funky Family band was then invited in Yugoslavia for a European tour, including James, Kornelius and Stacey, but also others great musicians such as William "Spaceman" Patterson, Zane Mark, Steve Kroon, Trevor Gale, Alex Foster, or Reggie Marks, not forgetting Flame Braithwaite and Meli'sa Morgan on background vocals. Having the material of the 4 songs ready and finalized, the PGP RTB label from Belgrade offered them to release an album, with the idea to also adapt the songs with lyrics from the famous Croatian musician and writer Mario Mihaljevic.Today, Favorite Recordings is deeply honored to bring this brilliant LP back to life. In order to insure the best sound quality, the original tracklist has been dispatched on a double vinyl version, which should please all DJs and music collectors.
Joao Selva - Natureza
Joao Selva
Natureza
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents Natureza, first album of Joao Selva. The story of Natureza is made of the meeting between two passionate artists who are Jonathan "Matuto" Da Silva and Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart.Born and raised in Ipanema and son of a pastor, Jonathan Da Silva grew up in a community of ex-prisoners and converted artists. He made his first guitar notes before his 10th birthday, under the watchful eye of Wanda Sa (muse of the bossa nova), and influenced by a father who in addition to his work, was also a true music lover with a collection, where black music, rock and classical meet. From the age of 18, Jonathan began a life of entertainer, traveling the world to offer shows for disadvantaged children and intensively practicing the Brazilian traditional music arts (Capoeira Angola, Maracatu, Samba de Roda, Coco de Roda...). It was later in France and in Lyon that he put down his instruments. There he formed the trio Forro de Rebeca in 2008, touring the all country and winning many praise in media. The trio recently joined forces with American producer Maga Bo on the project Sociedade Recreativa, whose album was released in 2016 on The Jarring Effects label.Bruno Hovart is a recognized producer, multi-instrumentalist, and remixer. After passing through Angers, Birmingham and London, he’s based in Lyon since 2001. Bassist and guitarist for various bands, he switched to production in the mid-90s. Passionate about music and tireless creator, Bruno has practiced in almost every imaginable style, when it comes to groove music, collecting many aliases and projects for more than 10 years: Patchworks, Voilaaa, Uptown Funk Empire, Mr President, Taggy Matcher, Mr. Day, Hawa, John Milk, Lightnin 3, The Dynamics or Metropolitan Jazz Affair ... Nothing resists and escapes his talent and production skills. Thus, when he discovered and met Jonathan and his music, Bruno saw an immediate opportunity to broaden the spectrum of his discography a little more, by looking at Brazil.Beyond its traditional heritage, Brazil has always been a land of extremely varied music, influenced by the international scene. Soul, Jazz and American Pop did inspire many local stars such as Chico Buarque, Carlos Jobim, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, or Erasmo Carlos. Both fervent lovers of this movement and these names, it’s with the idea to pay them a faithful tribute, that Jonathan and Bruno began the Joao Selva adventure. Together they gave birth to Natureza and embark us for a trip into the heart of the Tropicalist Pop influences of Jorge Ben and Caetano Veloso, the intoxicating Funk of Tim Maia, and the social poetry of Vinicius de Moraes.
Voilaaa - Des Promesses
Voilaaa
Des Promesses
CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Voilaaa is one of the many projects led and produced by Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart, who’s proven over the past 15 years, his place amongst the finest producers of groove music in all genres. This time exploring the wide spectrum of the African and Tropical Disco scene, he received a massive international support for Voilaaa’s first album, On te l’avait dit, released late 2015 on Favorite Recordings. Following to that success and pursuing the same direction combining of the festive, yet sometime futile nature of Disco, and the instinctive, deep, sometimes rough nature of African music, Voilaaa’s now presenting its 2nd efforts, Des Promesses. The 13 tracks of the album are again up to expectations, and Voilaaa has not finished feeding international dancefloors with heavy Afro-Disco music. Alongside Bruno at the production, singers Pat Kalla and Sir Jean are back providing their carefree lyrics and Afro vibes, and Senegalese artist Doctor Lass comes to extend the team, with 3 brilliant titles, including a great Funky cover of the classic “Mandjou” by Salif Keita and Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux..
Calvin B. Rhone - I Believe!
Calvin B. Rhone
I Believe!
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents this new official single reissue of I Believe! by Calvin B. Rhone: A very rare Gospel/Disco masterpiece, originally released at only 1000 private-press copies, and surprisingly unknown and underrated until today.Calvin Bernard Rhone, a native of Los Angeles, has been ministering in word and song for more than 40 years throughout the US and abroad. He acknowledges that he is passionate about music; yet purposed for ministry. Beginning his professional singing career at age eight, he has shared the stage with possibly every major Gospel artist from the 60’s to present.In 1983, he released the album Intimate Friends on his own label, C.B.R. Records. Recently discovered by DJ and collector Charles Maurice, the LP has never received the attention and fame it deserves. It was anyway obvious for the DJ and Favorite Recordings, that some of the tracks it includes would for sure become real classics for all Disco and Funk music lovers and deejays.Officially licensed to Calvin B. Rhone himself, it’s today reissued for the first time, as a 3 tracks vinyl single.
Voilaaa - African Music
Voilaaa
African Music
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Voilaaa is one of the many projects led and produced by Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart, who’s proven over the past 15 years, his place amongst the finest producers of groove music in all genres.This time exploring the wide spectrum of the African and Tropical Disco scene, he received a massive international support for Voilaaa’s first album, On te l’avait dit, released late 2015 on Favorite Recordings.With a second effort already planned for spring 2017, Voilaaa has not finished to feed international dancefloors with heavy Afro-Disco vibes.Here comes the first single from Voilaaa’s upcoming second efforts, made of 3 new killer tunes featuring Lass, Sir Jean, and Pat Kalla.
Parker Brothers, The - The Parker Brothers
Parker Brothers, The
The Parker Brothers
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordingspresents this new official album reissue ofThe Parker Brothers: Maybe one of the best Blue-Eyed-Soul/Modern-Soul albums you can imagine, surprisingly highly unknown and underrated. Produced in 1981 byGeorge P Grexaand released in a private-press version on his labelCrown Vetch Enterprises, this album is filled with memorable material from the first note to the last, mixing Modern-Soul, Boogie, cross-over Jazz and Rock elements, for a result reminiscent of the WestCoast music’ golden years, however being recorded in Pittsburgh. As one of the longtime favorite collectable piece forCharles Maurice, it’s a real honor and proud for Favorite Recordings, to finally officially reissue it from the original master tapes and for the first time on vinyl.
Googie Coppola And Tom Coppola - Shine The Light Of Love
Googie Coppola And Tom Coppola
Shine The Light Of Love
LP | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A beautiful soaring soul album sublimely produced with a sweet LA groove! Thomas Wilkinson Coppola (aka Tom Coppola) is a pianist and arranger, known for being a principal member of the funky prog-jazz group Air (not to be confused with the French duo). He began working as a musician in Manhattan in the 1960s, where he met Carolyn Brooks (aka Googie Coppola). If they only released one self-titled album with Air in 1970, and Shine the Light of Love as a duo in 1980, these two amazing talents have collaborated with artists such as Herbie Mann, Lenny White, Flora Purim, Ray Barreto or Jeremy Steig to name just a few. Shine the Light of Love was also released in 1980 on Columbia, after the couple left Air to become born-again Christian. A real lack of promotion from the label caused the record to disappear, however it was, in many ways, years ahead of their contemporaries. Googie’s vocals are an absolute delight – with a Minnie Riperton-esque sort of feeling – and the overall album’s got some nice jazzy touches and a sublime, sophisticated approach to the overall sound, while never falling into commercial. A underrated masterpiece that definitely deserved more attention, which is why Favorite Recordings is deeply honored today to present it as a fully remastered reissue, housed in a fine gatefold sleeve including original notes.
Byrne & Barnes - An Eye For An Eye
Byrne & Barnes
An Eye For An Eye
LP | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A true WestCoast/AOR masterpiece, produced in legendary music city Muscle Shoals (Alabama) and originally only released on Japanese label Climax. In 1981, Robert Byrne followed up to his 1979 album, Blame It On The Night, by teaming-up with multi-instrumentalist Brendan Barnes to record this rare WestCoast classic. If they never recorded any other music together, both display incredible music career and went on to produce for many famous artists such as Pointer Sisters, Patti Austin, Earth Wind & Fire, Phil Collins, Brian McKnight, or Boyz II Men to name just a few. An Eye For An Eye features amazing and sophisticated songs, and parades all the elements of the AOR style: a jazzy sometimes fusion approach, with modern soul and groove flavors. If it’s almost unknown in Byrne & Barnes’ country of origins and in most part of the world, it’s become hugely popular and sought-after in Japan and for all WestCoast music lovers.
Crystal - Music Life
Crystal
Music Life
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents this new official album reissue of Music Life by Crystal: A killer LP produced in 1983 by Georges Debs (GD Productions), and mixing elements of zouk and tropical influences from the French West-Indies, with heavy disco and funk flavors.Crystal was an 8 piece combo from the French West-Indies islands led by Franck Donatien. Gifted guitarist and composer, Franck Donatien had a few experience leading band projects such as Crystal, Lazer or Taxi Créole, and is mostly known and respected for his long and prolific career as a musicians for many artists from the local zouk music scene.
Greg Yoder - Dreamer Of Life
Greg Yoder
Dreamer Of Life
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents this new official album reissue of Dreamer of Life by Greg Yoder: A killer AOR private press LP infused with Folk, Jazz and Soul notes and maybe one of the best albums from the Hawaiian Scene in this style.Originally from San Francisco, Greg Yoder moved to Hawai'i in the early seventies and after achieving some local fame in the Waikiki area, recorded this one-off LP in 1976 at Audissey Sound studios, in Honolulu. The music is smooth and soothing, mixing xylophones, percussions, sweet guitars and brilliant orchestrations. In short, Dreamer of Life is full of hidden hits and faultless from the first note to the last.Following his various projects at Favorite Recordings, DJ and producer Charles Maurice recently unveiled this masterpiece by selecting the song “Things Were So Easy” on the AOR Global Sounds Vol.2 compilation. And after the label contacted Greg Yoder about it, the idea of reissuing this amazing album quickly became obvious.After its various compilations reissues over the past 2 years, Favorite Recordings is more than ever keen to enlighten rare-groove forgotten music and will quickly follow-up with great new full albums and compilations reissue projects in 2016.
V.A. - Caribbean Disco Boogie Sounds
V.A.
Caribbean Disco Boogie Sounds
CD | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
14,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It’s now pretty obvious that Disco influence has not only been powerful in western clubs. It has also influenced musicians all around the world, from France to Brasil, as Favorite Recordings proved it with the previous volumes of the "Disco Boogie Sounds" compilations. West-Indies islands are no exception to the rule.Indeed, at that time in the Caribbean territories, local musicians and producers seized the sound of their US counterparts, and make it their own, melting-up disco, funk, and boogie (even early rap) elements with some more traditional or local styles. Besides, the important size of the Caribbean diaspora in the US, Canada, or in the UK, has certainly played a huge role in making those two musical worlds meet. At the end, West-Indies Islands have not only tried to reproduce US dance hits locally, they also bred their own version of Disco.Apart from some obvious titles which made it to the charts ("Trinidad" by John Gibbs to name one), very few was known on these productions until recently. Most of it has remained obscure, being only played by a handful of record collectors & DJs. Having grown up for most of my childhood and teenager years in a small island from the Indian Ocean, I was immersed in the “sun & sand” vibes at an early age, which helped molding my musical tastes. If the sound of the Caribbean Islands is very different from the Indian Ocean's one, it’s anyway no surprise that I have been attracted quickly by the West-Indies’ 70s music productions, as a DJ and record collector.From an initial pre-selection of 40 tracks, Favorite Recordings and I teamed up to narrow down the actual tracklist. With no pretention to be exhaustive, this selection represents a tiny sample of a broader ocean of quality Caribbean Disco/Boogie tunes. It will take you to various places like Virgin Islands, Jamaica, or Trinidad, as well as a couple of Western major cities, where West-Indies diaspora is strong (New York, London).The soundtrack of this journey goes from Disco/Rap sounds, with the obscure "Macho Man" by Eddie & The Movement, to weird Afro-Disco/Funk influenced songs, such as “My African Religion” by Jamaican singer Paul Hurlock. Also featured here are a couple of personal secret weapons such as instrumental "Bermuda Triangle" by Musicism, or "Going to the Party" by Barry Bryson.Favorite Recordings & Waxist are very happy and proud to bring back lights on some of these rare tunes.
7 Samurai - Shake It Up / Cosmic Jam
7 Samurai
Shake It Up / Cosmic Jam
12" | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Favorite Recordings pursues its 12inch Disco series with a new 2 tracks single by 7 Samurai. After a few remixes already produced for the label over the past 3 years, the duo (Tom Wieland & Marc Frank) known for their various edits and productions for labels such as G.A.M.M or Poets Club Records, will extend this collaboration with a new album planned for 2016.
Lucas Arruda - Melt The Night Feat. Leon Ware
Lucas Arruda
Melt The Night Feat. Leon Ware
12" | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Since the release of his first album in 2013, Lucas Arruda has quickly established himself as one of the most talented young artist and composer from Brazil. His music is filled with fusion style, mixing influences and elements from his Latin musical background, with his genuine admiration for Jazz, Soul and Funk music. In spring 2015, it was also not surprising to find Lucas Arruda back with a new LP called SOLAR, receiving great supports and feedbacks from international medias and tastemakers. One of the highlight of SOLAR was the track “Melt the Night”, on which Lucas asked legendary producer Leon Ware for his help, reminding his collaborations in the 80s with Marcos Valle, when they perfectly merged together the sophisticated Boogie and AOR touch from California, with the blazing sense of rhythm from Brazil. Willing to enlighten even more this timeless song, which could easily be produced in the early-mid 80s, Favorite Recordings decided to give it a brand new suit and found the perfect tailor with Nu-Funk raising producer, XL Middleton. Part of the modern-funk movement and based in Pasadena, XL has released volumes of work, the sound of which embodies the party feel, bringing music back to where it was before it found its way into upscale clubs, while at the same time mixing it with a futuristic brand of funk inspired by legends such as George Clinton, Roger Troutman, or Morris Day. The result is a stunning remix, bringing “Melt the Night” into a futuristic Boogie-Funk world with massive basslines and heavy beats!! This great vinyl 12inch comes with Original and Instrumental Versions on the B-Side, to finalize a perfect package for DJs and diggers.
Voilaaa - On Te L'Avait Dit
Voilaaa
On Te L'Avait Dit
CD | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
13,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Pursuing their explorations of international Funk and Disco music, Favorite Recordings and Patchworks present us Voilaaa. Following a first 2 tracks single acclaimed this summer and clearly revealing the Afro-Disco inspiration of this new experience, here comes Voilaaa’s first album, titled On te l’avait dit. After his projects such as The Dynamics, Mr President, Mr Day, Patchworks Galactic Project, or Taggy Matcher, the insatiable French producer therefore returns to his first love and specialty, Disco music, staring this time at the African and Caribbean influences. The 10 tracks of the album are instantly up to expectations, chaining hit after hit tirelessly, and offering brilliant collaborations with Sir Jean, Pat Kalla, Renaud Bilombo, or label mates Hawa and Fouley Badiaga.
V.A. - AOR Global Sounds
V.A.
AOR Global Sounds
CD | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
13,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following French Disco Boogie Sounds, DJ and producer Charles Maurice is back, this time engaging a musical World tour, in the search of hidden productions with a touch of AOR style. The result is AOR Global Sounds, a new compilation made of 8 forgotten and rare tracks produced between 1977 and 1982 in all parts of the globe. From Erik Tagg in Netherlands, and Arian in Ex-Yugoslavia, to Diane Tell in Quebec, and Nohelani Cypriano in Hawaï, Charles Maurice found a real link between these 8 great songs and artists, in their music clearly infused with this special AOR touch, in a Soulful and Disco way. This perfect soundtrack for the summer has been fully remastered from original versions!
Patchworks - Time EP
Patchworks
Time EP
12" | 2014 | EU | Original (Favorite)
8,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
On this 4 tracks EP, Patchworks again delivers 4 dancefloor killers, ready to convince any listener from old-school “footstomping” aficionados, to Detroit House heads. For the occasion he also invited his long time mate Eric Duperray aka Mr Day, who brings his soulful vibes to the mix.
KenJaNaï - Faceless Heroes
KenJaNaï
Faceless Heroes
LP | 2014 | EU | Original (Favorite)
15,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
New project by Hugo LX from The Funk League. Featuring Amalia, Elzhi, Oddisee & DJ Suspect.
A Train - A Train
A Train
A Train
LP | 1979 | EU | Reissue (Favorite)
16,99 €*
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another lost blue-eyed-soul gem, resurrected by the fine people of Favorite Records.
Trevor & Lisa - Clap N Hustle
Trevor & Lisa
Clap N Hustle
LP | 2013 | EU | Original (Favorite)
16,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
14 tracks feat. Raashan Ahmad, The Real Fake MC, Jehro & others!
Lucas Arruda - Sambadi
Ray Stephen Oche & His Matumbo - No Discrimination
Dynamics, The - For The Love Of Money Remixes
Dynamics, The
For The Love Of Money Remixes
12" | 2012 | EU | Original (Favorite)
10,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Includes reworks by 7 Samurai & Mocambo!
Mr President - It's Christmas Time
Mr President
It's Christmas Time
7" | 2011 | EU | Original (Favorite)
6,99 €*
Release:2011 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Heavy psychedelic afrofunk tune, especially composed and produced for a limited Christmas pressing!
Ray Stephen Oche And His Mutambo - Interpretation Of The Original Rhythm
Lee McDonald - Sweet Magic
Lee McDonald
Sweet Magic
LP | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Favorite)
14,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One hell of a holy grail of modern soul. Fully licensed reissue.
Melton Brothers Band With Ms. Alfie Moss, The - Livin In The City
Melton Brothers Band With Ms. Alfie Moss, The
Livin In The City
LP | 1979 | EU | Reissue (Favorite)
13,99 €*
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Initially privately pressed as a run of just a few copies, this piece of jazzy sunshine-soul got love from Egon, Andre Torres & others. Officiallly licenced by Favorite Records!
Hawa - My Little Green Box
Walter Mecca - Gaab Squad / Disco Rouge
Walter Mecca
Gaab Squad / Disco Rouge
7" | 2010 | FR | Original (Favorite)
6,99 €*
Release:2010 / FR – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Gaab Squad is a homage to early-80s boogie, plugging vintage synths, slick West Coast vocoder and drum machines...the result is heavy!
Mr. Day - Small Fry
Mr. Day
Small Fry
2LP | 2010 | EU | Original (Favorite)
13,49 €* 14,99 € -10%
Release:2010 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Authentic Blue Eyed Soul. Jamie Lidell fans, listen up!
Mr. Day - Small Fry
Mr. Day
Small Fry
CD | 2010 | EU | Original (Favorite)
13,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Authentic Blue Eyed Soul. Jamie Lidell fans, listen up!
Mr. Day - If I Can't Love You
Mr. Day
If I Can't Love You
7" | 2009 | FR | Original (Favorite)
7,99 €*
Release:2009 / FR – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
/ DJ Vadim Remix feat. Yarah Bravo ... limited edition on creamy white wax!
Mr President - Meet again feat. Mr Day
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