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V.A. - Napoli Segreta Volume 1
V.A.
Napoli Segreta Volume 1
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Early Sounds / NG Rec)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.09.2018
Early Sounds in collaboration with NG Rec, presents first volume of "Napoli Segreta", the rarest and most sought after compositions of the 70's and 80's Napolitan disco and funk scene.
Wendell Harrison & Phillip Ranelin - A Message From The Tribe
Wendell Harrison & Phillip Ranelin
A Message From The Tribe
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Tribe)
27,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Genius work from the Detroit underground of the 70s – one of the greatest records ever on the now-famous Tribe Records label, and a masterpiece of soul, jazz, and righteous spirit! The session's headed by tenor player Wendell Harrison – and it's got an all-star Motor City lineup that includes Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, Phil Ranelin on trombone, Jeamel Lee on vocals, Charles Eubanks on electric piano, and Charles Moore on flugel horn. The tracks have a spacious spiritual approach that recalls some of the later Archie Shepp on Impulse – a blend of soul jazz with slight touches of electric instrumentation, some vocals, and a very progressive spirit overall – stepping proud in the new freedoms of the 70s, yet still swinging and very groovy.
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - The Serpent's Mouth HHV Green Vinyl Edition
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
The Serpent's Mouth HHV Green Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Big Crown)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Strictly limited to 300 copies and exclusively available at HHV. Following up on the massive worldwide success of their debut album 55, Bacao Rhythm & Steel band is back with another heavy duty offering. Pickingup where they left off and incorporating a ton of new recording techniques they take a huge step forward with The Serpent’s Mouth. Named after theeight-mile strait between the island of Trinidad and the coast of Venezuela, The Serpent’s Mouth is a journey through both originals and covers,combining classic elements that wide-eared music fans already know, and mashing them up in new and unique ways.Take “1 Thing” – on it, the group attacks the galloping, chopped Amerie smash hit, with singing pans that follow the R & B vocal. The sound is crispand up-front, arguably more muscular than the 2005 original. On “Great To Be Here,” they take on the Jackson 5 B-Boy favorite (which stretches backto the Zulu Nation / Bronx block party days) – uncoincidentally, the original version featured a guitar lick that emulated a steel pan run. Here, it getsan even more pulsating groove, adding open-drums breaks throughout, to get DJs salivating. The group veers through more inventively-constructedcovers as the album’s sequence continues, including Gang Starr’s “All For The Cash”, Mary J. Blige’s “I Love You”, and the recently unleashed firstsingle, “XXplosive” and “Burn,” paying tribute to both Dr. Dre and Mobb Deep for a bi-coastal funk party. And, as band leader Bjorn Wagner states,“My favorite cover on the album is probably ‘Crockett Theme,’ which is the theme to ‘Miami Vice.’ I always loved the melody, and the cosmic vibe ofthe song, and I was honestly surprised that it worked without synthesizers.”This time around the group’s originals are even stronger, as evidenced by cuts like the flute-fueled break-fest of “Hoola Hoop”, the slow and spacey“Touchdown”, and the album’s title track, the future-epic-adventure-movie-soundtrack cut “The Serpent’s Mouth.” Wagner explains, “I wrote the songwith Bernhard Hummer as an instrumental fantasy story – think of pirates, smugglers and a dangerously beautiful sea passage towards the island. Itbecame an allegory for our mind travels into the world of the steel pan.”The Serpent’s Mouth is sure to please past fans and newly-minted ones alike. It seems like a new era for Steel Drum music is upon us, and Bacao isfirmly leading the way into the hearts of music fans around the world.
Sudan Archives - Sink EP
Sudan Archives
Sink EP
12" | 2018 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sink is Sudan Archives' second statement for Stones Throw.“Sink describes the way I want my music to make you feel,” she says, “It’s inspired by my love of fluidity, movement of jellyfish and water.” The release caps off a highly active Spring that included a slew of highly buzzed performances at SXSW (yielding praise from NPR, Paste, New York Times, Chicago Tribune and more), both weekends of Coachella, a tour supporting Peanut Butter Wolf in Japan, and a show-stopping performance at FORM Arcosanti. She is currently gearing up for a run of European festivals while prepping for more soon-to-be-announced US dates. Sudan grew up in Ohio where she taught herself to play the violin in elementary school, mostly by ear. After moving to Los Angeles she began to explore her connection to Northeast Africa. Upon discovering the violin playing style of both Northeast and West African fiddlers and musicians like Asim Gorashi, Ali Farka Touré and Juldeh Camarah, her eyes opened to new ways of incorporating this instrument into her sound. "The way they played the violin was different from classical music. I resonated with their style, and I was like, maybe I can blend it with electronic music." Sink is a further distillation and exploration of this distinctive mélange of disparate influences.
Cymande - Fug / Brothers On The Slide
Cymande
Fug / Brothers On The Slide
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic funk-soul material of the highest order from the brilliant, Cymande. Mastered from original tapes. Official Mr Bongo reissue.‘Fug’ and ‘Brothers On The Slide’ are two classic, essential Cymande tracks. Taken from their ‘Second Time Round’ and ‘Promised Heights’ LP’s, respectively.
V.A. - Shaolin Soul Episode 4
V.A.
Shaolin Soul Episode 4
2LP+CD | 2018 | EU | Original (Because Music)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The release comes in a gatefold cover. Duke Ellington once said that there are 2 kinds of music: the good one and the bad one. With the compilation series “Shaolin Soul” we are always certain to be on the right side of the line since its 1st episode released in 1998 and which compiled two dozens of tracks sampled by RZA and the Wu-Tang Clan. Following a second episode in 2001 and a third one in 2014, the famous curator Uncle O is back to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Shaolin Soul series with a fourth episode compiling 22 tracks among the rarest and finest treats of soul music, because “everybody’s talking about the good ol’ days !”.
Ben Pirani - How Do I Talk To My Brother? Blue Vinyl Edition
Ben Pirani
How Do I Talk To My Brother? Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Colemine)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Blue vinyl is limited to 1000 copies! Only 1 per customer! "It'd be easy to mistake this release for yet another soul revival album made by a dude who wasn't there the first time around - but it'd be the listener's mistake to make. What kind of record is a man with a punk past going to make when he's been a mod, a rocker and a rare soul collector in between? One that draws on a familial history of activism, sacrifice and earnest hustling - the very same things we're all being called upon to conjure as a society in this present moment. This is a body of work that lets neither performer nor listener off the hook, yet still understands the need for care and cause in the spaces between. Consider it: A band of fighters meant for the clear-eyed lovers of the world. Ben Pirani is not fooling around, and neither are the working musicians who agreed to make this record with him." - Jocelyn Brown Colemine Records is proud to present the debut LP from Ben Pirani. A record that feels so very easy and familiar, but at the same time fresh and relevant. Like the hype sticker says, "Soul music that's so positive it might just spark a revolution!"
Jr. Thomas & The Volcanoes - Chin Up / Spellbound Colored Vinyl Edition
Ozan Ata Canani - Alle Menschen Dieser Erde
Ozan Ata Canani
Alle Menschen Dieser Erde
7" | 2018 | DE | Original (Fun In The Church)
7,99 €*
Release:2018 / DE – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Eines ist sicher: Sobald sie das Stück »Alle Menschen Dieser Erde« von Ozan Ata Canani anmachen, aufschnappen, auflegen oder gar live erleben — Sie begegnen einem wunderbaren Menschen. Und da wären wir gleich im Kern seiner Arbeit: Niemand kann sich seiner Poesie entziehen, die sich einfacher Worte bedient und dabei sehr komplexe Zusammenhänge menschlichen Zusammenlebens beschreibt. Poesie, die Türen öffnet, Brücken schlägt und Visionen für die Zukunft liefert. Es sind einfache Antworten auf schwierige Fragen, Antworten, für die es sich lohnt auf der Welt zu sein. Ata kam 197X mit seiner anatolischen Laute, der Bağlama (weiches g — Bahlama!) aus der Türkei nach Deutschland und erfand als junger Erwachsener den türkischen Song in deutscher Sprache. Was ihm in der türkischen Community viel Ignoranz bescherte. In der deutschen Community passierte ausser ein paar wohlmeinenden Fernsehauftritten nichts. Die Songs verschwanden in der Schublade und wurden nichtmal aufgenommen. Vergessen wurden sie jedoch nicht. Als Imran Ayata und Bülent Kullukçu sich an die Arbeit ihrer vielbeachteten Compilation »Songs Of Gastarbeiter« (Trikont 2013) machten, beschlossen sie, dass es ohne Ata nicht geht. Sie trommelten seine alten Weggefährten zusammen und buchten ein Studio. Heraus kam »Deutsche Freunde«, das Kernstück des Samplers. Wer es hört, vergisst es nicht und es wurde zu einer Art Doyç-Deutschen Nationalhymne. Doch das sind noch so viele Lieder, die nicht aufgenommen wurden. Damit jetzt schon wieder nichts passiert fangen wir an — hier ist die erste Single für Fun In The Church! »Alle Menschen dieser Erde« hat den selbsterklärlichsten Text, den man sich vorstellen kann, daher vermeiden wir die Interpretation. Es ist für alle da. Für Sie, Ihre Nachbarn, Freunde und für Ihre Mutter. Drehen Sie's auf und öffnen Sie die Fenster, dann wird etwas passieren….
Cymande - Cymande
Cymande
Cymande
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Janus)
13,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
sampled by Masta Ace, De La Soul, Fugees, Hard Knocks,...
Carrie Cleveland - Looking Up: The Complete Works
Carrie Cleveland
Looking Up: The Complete Works
LP+7" | 2018 | UK | Original (Kalita)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Kalita Records announce the first ever and definitivediscography of Carrie Cleveland. Here, we offer anexpanded version of her 1978 album ‘Looking Up’,including both the issue and promotional versions of hersingle ‘Make Love To Me’, and the previously unknownsweet soul single ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’.Privately arranged, recorded and produced by Carrie andher husband Bill as a labour of love in their backyardstudio in 1978, ‘Looking Up’ is one of the most in-demandsoul/disco LPs in existence, sought-after in particular fortheir track ‘Love Will Set You Free’. In addition, thepromotional version of Carrie’s single ‘Make Love To Me’is one of the best and rarest sweet soul records to haveemerged out of the West Coast soul scene, and her single‘I’ve Got A Feeling’ is until today virtually unknown even tothe most seasoned of collectors, with even Carrie herselfunsure if it was ever released. With the album originallypressed in a limited run of just 1000 with 500 copies ofeach single, original copies of Carrie’s records deservinglycommand eye-watering figures on the second-handmarket. Kalita now satisfy the thirst with the first everofficial reissue of her entire discography.The Kalita vinyl reissue consists of both the expandedalbum and a bonus 7” single, and is housed in a gatefoldsleeve.
Gloria Barnes - Uptown
Gloria Barnes
Uptown
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Maple / Reminded)
26,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Finally, repressed!Insanely raw soul from 1971! Extremely rare and being reissued for the first time here. Gloria Barnes teams up with The Ohio Players and Lee Moses to create her only LP, Uptown, that would become highly desirable in the deep soul/funk market and just now seeing the light of day again in 2017. This is one of those records that all you have to do is drop the needle and funk/soul folks are gonna snatch it up. The repress run comes un-numbered.
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - Xxplosive / Burn
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
Xxplosive / Burn
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Big Crown)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band return with another instantly classic 45 guaranteed to be allover DJs set lists. With their sophomore full length coming in September, they treat us toanother bomb of a two sider.Side A is a cover of the Dr Dre hit “XXplosive” done up in proper BRSB fashion, smashingdrums and steel pans playing the lead and bass lines. They take this one into new territoryby adding synth parts and dubbed out horn lines playing Nate Dogg’s infamous vocal hookmelodies.Side B takes on one of NYCity’s grimiest Hip Hop club anthems, Mobb Deep’s “Burn”. Wedecided to do this tune and demoed it out long before the unfortunate passing of Prodigy.Unfortunately, he will never get to hear this cover, and that has been one of the nicest thingsin covering some of these more current Hip Hop tunes. Rest In Peace P.BRSB manages to do it again…..a version equally as raw and punchy as the original. Pansbang out the iconic riff from the original, theremin ushers in the changes, and the low rubbleof the synth bass is sure to crush the subwoofers.
Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY, The - My God Has A Telephone / Live On
Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY, The
My God Has A Telephone / Live On
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Colemine)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Debut solo single from Aaron Frazer of Durand Jones & The Indications. Aaron’s super sweet, silvery falsetto was featured on “Is It Any Wonder?” on The Indications’ debut LP, but Aaron steps out here with some lowdown gospel soul with some help from friends including Eli Paperboy Reed.
Caesar Frazier - Hail Ceasar Limited Obi-Strip Edition
Caesar Frazier
Hail Ceasar Limited Obi-Strip Edition
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
28,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Film / TV
Preorder 28.09.2018
Back on vinyl for the first time since 1972 and already gone soon. We'll get this one last time, so be quick.Official reissue of this rare Seventies Funky Soul Jazz classic. Comes packaged featuring the original Eastbound artwork. Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide, comes with obi-strip
Will Sessions & Amp Fiddler - Rendezvous / Instrumental
Will Sessions & Amp Fiddler
Rendezvous / Instrumental
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Session Sounds)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
“Rendezvous” is the second single from the forthcoming full-length collaboration between Will Sessions, Amp Fiddler, and Dames Brown, entitled The One. Will Sessions have created a sexy, uptempo track, packed with funky synthesizers and tight horn arrangements, accompanied by talkbox and the vocal stylings of Amp Fiddler (Parliament/ Funkadelic, Was Not Was, Mahogoni Music) and Dames Brown (a female vocal trio). The production techniques have roots that go deep into late 70’s progressive funk and boogie. In addition to the vocal version, the B-side contains an instrumental edit only available in this format. Look out for the full length album, The One, available September 2018 on Sessions Sounds. Second single from the upcoming full-length collaboration with Will Sessions and Amp Fiddler featuring Dames Brown. Single includes both vocal and instrumental versions (instrumental only available in single form).
Crashers - Flight To Jamaica
Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping
Dorothy Ashby
Afro-Harping
LP | 1968 | US | Reissue (Cadet)
14,99 €*
Release:1968 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
- "Soul Vibrations" sampled by Aceyalone for "The Energy" andAll Natural for "Cashin' the Checks"
Charles Bradley - Black Velvet
Charles Bradley
Black Velvet
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Daptone)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 09.11.2018
November 5th, 2018 would have been Charles Bradley’s 70th birthday. In celebration of his extraordinary life, Daptone imprint Dunham Records is proud to announce the release of his fourth and final album, Black Velvet.Black Velvet is a celebration of Charles Bradley, lovingly assembled by his friends and family at Dunham/Daptone Records. Though chronologically the material spans Charles' entire career, this is no anthology, greatest hits or other shallow rehashing of the songs that already made him famous. Rather, this album is a profound exploration through the less-travelled corners of the soulful universe that Charles and his longtime producer, co-writer and friend Tommy "TNT" Brenneck created in the studio together over their decade-long partnership. It features new songs recorded during the sessions from each of his three albums, heard here for the very first time in all their scorching glory: "Can't Fight the Feeling," "Fly Little Girl" and the heart-wrenching single "I Feel a Change", hard core rarities like his funk-bomb duet with LaRose Jackson, "Luv Jones," the psychedelic groover, "(I Hope You Find) The Good Life" and the ever-illusive alternate full band electric version of "Victim of Love", sought-after covers of Nirvana's "Stay Away," Neal Young's "Heart of Gold" and Rodriguez's "Slip Away", and the title track "Black Velvet," a stirring Menahan Street Band instrumental to which Charles was never able to cut a vocal.Charles was truly a transcendent singer who led a remarkable life, overcoming unimaginable adversity to achieve great success and international acclaim very late in his life. What was really special about him and made him different from everybody else in the world was how he understood his pain as a cry for universal love and humanity. He felt that if he loved enough—if we all loved each other enough—we could take away the world’s pain and sadness. That is why he jumped off the stage and literally tried to hug everybody he could. It's why he took such great care of a mother that had abandoned him. It's why he sang and danced like a lunatic. It's why he screamed like an eagle. And that's why we love him.Black Velvet is a celebration of his life, and is destined to join Charles' first three albums alongside the cannon of essential soul records for the ages.The new album is comprised of ten tracks the singer laid down in the years before his death, taken from different recording sessions over the years.
Black Pumas - Black Moon Rising / Fire Colored Vinyl Version
Monophonics - Bang Bang / Thinking Black Colored Vinyl Version
Alain Goraguer - Musique Classee X
Alain Goraguer
Musique Classee X
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Les Disques de Culte)
39,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.10.2018
Only 1 per customer! Gatefold sleeve with 12 pages illustrated booklet! Naughty! Exclusive LP with unreleased tracks composed by maestro Alain Goraguer for the French Golden Age of pornographic cinema.
Coke Escovedo - I Wouldn't Change A Thing / Rebirth
Mambo & Guts present - Beach Diggin' Volume 3
Mambo & Guts present
Beach Diggin' Volume 3
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
20,69 €* 22,99 € -10%
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The perfect soundtrack to chill on the beach!It’s the season of the juiciest, sweetest fruit, of shorts, tank tops and thongs, the time of year when you look at life through a dark pair of sunglasses. Summer is also the time of year when lovers of soul, disco, funk, bossa, jazz and other similar grooves get together to enjoy the sunny vibrations sampled by Guts and Mambo from the world over. Since 2013, this duo has trademarked and branded its acoustic discoveries with the appellation Beach Diggin’, a label that certifies the quality and rarity of its products and guarantees a maximum dose of sunshine for every groove. Braving the hordes of sugar-hungry bees swarming around boxes of Caribbean records, the humidity in the holds of boats, or jostling to save 45’s lying on the ground from being trampled underfoot, Guts and Mambo, at the risk of their own lives, have explored the most far-flung corners of the earth, all for a single purpose: To discover and to share.Because in the end, the geographic origin matters little. Even if the golden triangle of Brazil, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago remains the largest supplier, Beach Diggin’ is above all a way of being, a way of living the moment and life in general to the fullest. Permanent coolitude on the BPM, fast or slow, an epicureanism that is equally at ease whether its produced with a sense of Amazonian luxuriousness or the sparse comfort of a deserted beach, a reserve of a few degrees of heat to put on the turntable when it gets cold outside. So, it’s not surprising that tracks from Eastern Europe, North Africa, or the US have quickly received their stamp of approval. In this third compilation, just as in the previous two, the rule remains: Beach Diggin’ is a state of mind...
Septimus - We Want A Piece Of The Pie
Septimus
We Want A Piece Of The Pie
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The album We Want A Piece Of The Pieis the product of a joint effort betweenLos Angeles songwriter/producer AnthonyBrowne and the Woolfolk Brothers ofOklahoma, with their seven-piece funk band,Septimus. The two parties sent tape reelsback and forth to each other in the mail toassemble this masterpiece of buoyant andspiritual R&B... and 36 years later, thosetapes have found their way into the hands ofCultures of Soul Records!Remastered from the original tapes, this newedition of We Want A Piece Of The Piepresents the legendarily rare LP to a broadmarket for the first time, radiatingall its sunny optimism and infectiousdance grooves.
Brian Bennett - Voyage: A Journey Into Discoid Funk
Makers - Don't Challenge Me
Makers
Don't Challenge Me
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Midnight Drive)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Techno, Disco, Italo, Electronics, House, Library, Cosmic and Ambient frequencies - These are the bedrocks of the Midnight Drive ethos and sound. A label shining a light on overlooked or unheralded creations and respectfully reissuing them for the contemporary audience. A label that respects and understands the connection between these disparate and sometimes forgotten forms of musical expression and celebrates them. Midnight Drive are extremely proud to present this most beautiful and unique of records - Makers 'Don't Challenge Me' - A truly idiosyncratic early 70's electronic oddity that has long been a coveted and highly prized piece of music by obscure music lovers for many years.
V.A. - Latin Underground Revolution: Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa & Latin Funk From New York City 1967-1978
V.A.
Latin Underground Revolution: Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa & Latin Funk From New York City 1967-1978
3x7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Rocafort)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It is with great pride and excitement that we bring you "Latin Underground Revolution: Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa & Latin Funk from New York City 1967-1978" triple 7" box set. We have compiled an exciting mix of hard to find dance floor delights showcasing three different eras of latin music in NYC throughout the late 1960s & 1970s.Including extended liner notes by DJ Timber.
Andre Tanker - River Come Down / Movin Round
Andre Tanker
River Come Down / Movin Round
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Jamwax)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
After the famous Andre Tanker’s “Back Home”, Jamwax is very proud to reissue River Come Down in its 12'' version.Originally released on the Contraband label in 1979 and recorded at famous Semp studio in Trinidad, “River Come Down” is a blend of islands funk, soul, disco, soca with also a touch of gospel: “River, the river come down, the river come down, the river down...wind blow like a hurricane...the river come down, washing the right, washing the wrong, washing the weak, washing the strong, the river come down...”On the other side you will find an obscure synth instrumental released on an impossible to find 7'' in 1986. “Movin Round” was produced by Andre Tanker for Horace Wilson's Turn of The Tide. This song was absolutely under the radar and remains a strong banger for any dances.
Kalima - (Where Is The) Sunshine
Kalima
(Where Is The) Sunshine
7" | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Chuwanaga)
10,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
For its third release, Chuwanaga goes back in the past with the reissue of “(Where Is The) Sunshine” by Kalima, a rare 7” originally released in 1981 and produced in Baltimore by Afro-American pianist and producer Derrick Amin. Part I on the A side and part II on the B side form a real journey, a beauty in its own style fusing jazz, soul and spirituality as well as political values.Back in the mid-seventies Derrick Amin brought together young musicians from his Afro-American Muslim community in Baltimore. He tells us: “all black music in America is a response to racism and slavery” and “(Where Is The) Sunshine” was their own answer, “a plaintiff query of one immerse in darkness. The darkness of lies, lies that deny the humanity, justice, and equality of people. It’s the impetus of this song”. He adds: “Kalima means “Word” or “Langage” in Arabic. The name was inspired by a quote from Imam W.D. Mohammad (the late Muslim American leader and erstwhile successor to Nation of Islam founder, Elijah Muhammad) who once said: “Words make people””.With its splendid vocal parts (thanks to vocalist Sabreen Shareef), a unique major-to-minor chord progression, subtle synthesizer melodies in the chorus and amazing electric piano and sax solos, it really is a very special release. It’s been discovered in a Motor City Drum Ensemble’s jazz set with Gilles Peterson at the J.A.W. Family Reunion in Berlin back in 2016. Still, one must not forget its yet poetic still political message now shared once again with the world. The question asked by Kalima sadly still remains as relevant in 2018: Where is the sunshine?
V.A. - Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection
V.A.
Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Habibi Funk)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Habibi Funks erster Sampler ist eine Einführung in einen eklektischen Mix von Musik aus der arabischen Welt der der späten 1960er bis zu den frühen 1980ers. Coladera aus Algerian trifft marokkanischen Funk, Disco aus Ägypten, Jazz aus dem Sudan und libanesische AOR Sounds. 16 weitestgehend vergessene Tracks, 5 davon komplett unveröffentlicht. Folgt uns auf eine Reise zu einer Vielzahl verschiedener Sounds und unerwarteter Entdeckungen.
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita - Pacific
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita
Pacific
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Victory)
15,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Reuniting the best session musicians Japan had to offer to make an album that would evoke the atmospheres of South Pacific islands, the kind of places Japanese people spend their vacations in. Pacific (1978) is a treat to the ears; its theme of the southern Pacific ocean and its warm cerulean waters relax its listeners with a fusion of city pop, soft jazz, and that good old 1970’s funk while remaining surprisingly fully instrumental throughout all contributions from artists Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki, and Tatsuro Yamashita. A true cult LP and an inspiration for a lot of, so called, “vaporware” music.
V.A. - Surinam Funk Force
V.A.
Surinam Funk Force
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Rush Hour)
18,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A compilation of highly collectable and rare Surinamese 45's and LP cuts. Compiled by Antal Heitlager & Thomas Gesthuizen this is the follow up to the Kindred Spirits released “Surinam!” compilation. This volume goes even deeper into the field of 70ties and 80ties Funk music from the Surinamese dance floors. This release already received positive feedback by Gilles Peterson and Motor City Drum Ensemble.
Derobert & The Half-Truths - Judgement Pt. 1 / Judgement Pt. 2 Black Vinyl Version
Monophonics - Bang Bang / Thinking Black Black Vinyl Version
Sha La Das, The - Love In The Wind Colored Vinyl Edition
Sha La Das, The
Love In The Wind Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Daptone)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
When Dunham Records/Daptone producer and musician Thomas Brenneck first heard the close family harmonies of the Sha La Das he had a revelation, he knew he had to get it on tape. Direct from Staten Island, the four Schaldas, father Bill and sons Will aka Swivs, who also toured the world playing keyboard for Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Paul of Paul and the Tall Trees and Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, and Carmine had come into the studio in Brooklyn to record background vocals on Charles Bradley’s Victim of Love. It was a passion that drove Brenneck from the very beginning.“Hearing them sing together in the studio was incredible”, says Brenneck. He collaborated with Bill Schalda writing songs and applying harmonic sensibilities rooted in doo wop, blues and soul. It wasn’t a stretch for Bill, after all he’d been second tenor when still a teen in Brooklyn vocal group, The Montereys in the 1960s (their 45, Face In The Crowd/Step Right Up on Blast records sells for $500 these days) who would play venues from neighborhood bars to the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens.“Bill is the genuine article, just like Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones, he came directly from the source,” says Brenneck. Indeed, Bill Schalda was right there amongst doo wop and r&b groups of the era, singing Moonglows and Flamingos tunes.“You’d go out on the street and constantly hear a bunch of guys singing on the corner, they’d finish playing handball in the schoolyard during the day and then they’d start singing at night,” says Bill. “We were all just guys in the neighborhood in Brooklyn, who gradually found each other.”After their children were born, Bill and wife Linda moved the family across the Verrazano-Narrows bridge to Staten Island. Growing up, sons Will, Paul and Carmine remember summer nights singing group harmonies on the stoop of their home with their father Bill guiding them. “He would bring us out on the stoop on Staten Island and he would teach us each parts of say, the sesame street song – we were his backing group very early on – that was fun,” says eldest son, Will.On this, their debut, the talent is harnessed in 11 songs, each tender-voiced delight delivered with absolute conviction combined with musicians that have help define the Daptone/Dunham Records sound including Brenneck, Homer Steinweiss, Dave Guy, Leon Michels, Nick Movshon and Victor Axelrod. “I wanted to take the Sha La Das outside of the doo wop genre,” says Brenneck. “To take the whole vocabulary of doo wop harmony and reapply it to soul - so you get super soulful harmonies along the lines of The Manhattans & The Moments.”From the opening atmospheric guitar strum of Open My Eyes via a walk along the Coney Island boardwalk catching the last glimpse of sunlight at dusk of Carnival to the sublime crescendo of harmonies of the winsome Love in the Wind, each song evokes a deeply personal yet universal yearning that none of us can escape. Quite simply every song yields magic.There’s something special when a family can meld voices in close harmony. The Everly Brothers had it, The Beach Boys had it, the Schalda's have it.
Foster Sylvers - Misdemeanor / When I'm Near You
Foster Sylvers
Misdemeanor / When I'm Near You
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
CLASSIC FUNK-SOUL 7” FEATURING ‘MISDEMEANOUR’ – AS SAMPLED & EDITED BY MADLIB, BLACK MILK, PETE ROCK, BIG DADDY KANE, DANNY KRIVIT AND MORE.‘Misdemeanour’ is a truly classic break and has been utilised by Madlib, Big Daddy Kane, Rodney P, The D.O.C, Pete Rock and many more. Danny Krivit edited the track in 2007, adding an acappella version on the front – still a big record with DJ’s.‘When I’m Near You’ is a deeper cut taken from the ‘Foster Sylvers Featuring Pat & Angie Sylvers’ LP released in 1974. More beautiful, golden-era soul written by Leon Sylvers III, produced by Jerry Butler, Keg Johnson and Michael Viner.
Jimi Entley / Placebo - Charlie's Theme / Humpty Dumpty
Jimi Entley / Placebo
Charlie's Theme / Humpty Dumpty
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Solo 500)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
DILLA Inspired Beat Diggers series 45 Dedicated to Late Great Jay Dilla. Samples series.45s Crate Diggers. Vinyl only 45! VERY LIMITED Release!
Earth, Wind & Fire - Brazilian Rhyme / My Love
Earth, Wind & Fire
Brazilian Rhyme / My Love
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The full unreleased version of the o.g bboy classic 'Brazilian Rhyme' straight out the Sony tape vaults ( I made that sound easier than it was). Not just one for hip-hop heads, the appreciation of this groove is pretty much universal. The track is an uncredited cover of Toninho Horta's "Beijo Partido" most likely directly influenced by Milton Nascimentos version from the LP Minas which is a great cheap LP while we are on that. On the flip for the first time on 45 (until someone tells me there is some random German or Thai pressing) is one of my old modern spins, best 45 of the year and its only March.
El Michels Affair - Enter the 37th Chamber Red Vinyl Version
El Michels Affair
Enter the 37th Chamber Red Vinyl Version
LP | 2014 | US | Reissue (Fat Beats)
15,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
After playing variosu shows as the backing band for the Wu and releasing to sought after 7 inch cover versions of Wu-Tang classics, dusty funk outfit El Michels Affair finally do it full length. Replaye and reinterpreted instrumental renditions of all the classics. F*ckin' A!
V.A. - The Roots Of Chicha
V.A.
The Roots Of Chicha
2LP | 2011 | US | Reissue (Barbes)
17,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
23 tunes from Lima and the Amazon recorded between 1968 and 1981!
Dorothy Ashby - The Rubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby
Dorothy Ashby
The Rubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby
LP | 1970 | US | Reissue (Cadet)
12,99 €*
Release:1970 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
- "Wax and Wane" sampled by Jay Dee for "Snappin Necks in Africa"
Derobert & The Half-Truths - Judgement Pt. 1 / Judgement Pt. 2 Colored Vinyl Version
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, The - Aragon / El Nino
Misha Panfilov Sound Combo - Marathon / Whos In Love
Leos Sunshipp - 45s Collection
Leos Sunshipp
45s Collection
2x7" | 2018 | EU | Original (DYNAMITE CUTS)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This Gem of a soul album has been transformed into a 45s collection for the first time. Dynamite Cuts releases a high quality limited edition 1000 copies double pack 2x7” release which gives you ALL of those masterpieces from the album. Two never before on 7” vinyl!
Devoted Souls, The - Keep On (Holding On) / Keep On (Holding On) Kon Re-work
Devoted Souls, The
Keep On (Holding On) / Keep On (Holding On) Kon Re-work
12" | 2018 | UK | Original (Super Disco Edits)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition vinyl!Unknown studio session that was obtained from Stu Gardner. Must say it’s of the highest order without doubt some of the great session musicians of the time playing on this. We got the original reels transferred and with this great quality thought it the right opportunity to get Boston’s finest, DJ Kon to do one of his famous reworks. We weren’t disappointed.
Gboyega Adelaja - Colourful Environment
Gboyega Adelaja
Colourful Environment
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Odion Livingstone)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fresh from touring with Hugh Masekela (“The Boy’s Doin’ It”), Gboyega Adelaja goes into the lab to drop heavy keyboard science on his Moog and Fender Rhodes. Its Joe Sample meets the Afro Funk of BLO. With names like Jake Sollo on guitars, Mike Odumusu (BLO, Osibisa) on bass guitar and Gasper Lawal on percussion. This is a top quality, Afro-Funk, all-stars affair that shines from the inspired interventions, masterly arrangements to the sublime production.“I was already following Hugh Masekela when I met him, he was an outstanding musician and I knew of his collaboration with Hedzoleh, that band brought him nearer to many of us, because he was playing authentic African melodies with the Hedzolehsound which was mostly percussion oriented. Yes I knew about Hugh’s music before I met him. Infact when we started playing together, he insisted that I stay with him in our three bedroom apartment, other members of the band had their own apartments,but Hugh and myself shared the same 3 bedroom apartment”. “We were touring, under Casablanca owned by Neil Boggart, we toured as professional musicians, flying to our gigs. There was a time when we were touring with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic we had two luxury buses deployed for our use.We made many friends where ever we went to play, we met many big and popular musicians who came to watch our shows, the Spinners came to see us in Detroit, we met Wayne Shorter of Weather Report, Freddie Hubbard, we played a gig with HerbieHancock at the Carnegie Hall New York City, we toured almost all the 50 States of the US.”
Jeremy Spellacy - Jeremy Spellacy presents Crown Ruler Sound
Jeremy Spellacy
Jeremy Spellacy presents Crown Ruler Sound
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Spacetalk)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Don’t be fooled by Spellacey’s lower profile: amongst those who know, the Melbourne-based New Zealander is widely regarded as a seriously dustyfingered digger, capable of unearthing and championing ridiculously good records from all four corners of the globe. He sells some of these exceptional finds through his Crown Ruler online store, though there are many more that he keeps hidden from the public.From synth-laden Zambian reggae and sumptuous orchestral Afro-soul, to humid Trinidadian boogie and horizontal Italian jazz-funk, Spellacey offers a whirlwind trip through the most kaleidoscopic and exotic parts of his epic collection. As you’d expect from a man who has traveled the world hunting down records, the majority of the 15 tracks will be unknown to all but a handful of similarly minded crate diggers. In fact, some are so obscure that you’ll struggle to find any mention of them at all online. This could be your only chance to own the boogie-era reggae-disco brilliance of Le Banda De Martin’s “Mi Dueno” and the tear-jerking Afro-soul shuffle of Kosmik 3’s “I’m Gonna Pack” (here featured in exclusive Jeremy Spellacey re-edit form).Highlights come thick and fast, from the first note to the last. Check, for example, the wild P-funk of Acayouman’s “Funk Around”, the dancing marimbas and undulating grooves of Feladey’s “Forest Music” and the impeccable South African jazz-funk of Stimela’s sought-after 1983 debut single, “I Love You”. Other notable highlights include Ezy & Isaac’s spellbinding 1977 cut “Let Your Body Move (Oba Balu Balu)”, seemingly the missing link between Rotary Connection, Fela Kuta and soundscape disco, Devon Russell’s inspired reggaesoul cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move on Up”, and Mike Fabulous’ “Wang East”, a sublime chunk of summery electro-reggae from Spellacey’s native New Zealand. We could go on, but we don’t want to spoil all the surprises. Suffice to say, Crown Ruler Sound will surprise and entertain you in equal measure.
Kenix Music Featuring Bobby Youngblood - There's Never Been (No One Like You)
Kenix Music Featuring Bobby Youngblood
There's Never Been (No One Like You)
7" | 1980 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
12,99 €*
Release:1980 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soulful Disco Jam And Paradise Garage Classic From The Producer Of Hits Like Taana Gardner’s “Heart Beat” & Gwen McRae’s “Funky Sensation”. Although coming from a family with a music background, it wasn’t until later, in 1979, that Kenton Nix started to make moves in the industry. Kenton had a test pressing of this song of his, a song he called “Work That Body.” The record didn’t have vocals yet, but he brought the record to the legendary Paradise Garage and gave it to the even more legendary Larry Levan in the DJ booth. Larry and the crowd loved the record and Kenton asked Larry if he couldn’t help him get the record to Salsoul Records. Larry said; “No, we’re not gonna go to Salsoul this is a West End’s record, we gonna give this to West End.” And since Mel Cheren, the owner and founder of West End Records, was part owner of the club – Kenton got to meet him, it hit off and the rest is history. The first of his songs on West End Records was “Work That Body”, there were now vocals added to the song from this young lady called Taana Gardner. This Disco workout was followed by other hits for Taana like “When You Touch Me”, “No Frills” and the song that would become West End’s biggest hit & most sampled to this day – “Heartbreak.” Similar to Kenton’s other productions for Taana Gardner, “There’s Never Been (No One Like You)” is a classic Disco jam which paired with Larry Levan’s mixing style, gave West End its signature sound. This record has been very influential in dance music. If you’ve ever heard Ten City’s “That’s The Way Love Is” you can probably notice the similarities in the arrangements and vocal stylings. This essential West End release is available now on 7’.
Altin Gün - Tatli Dile Guler Yuze / Hababam
Altin Gün
Tatli Dile Guler Yuze / Hababam
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Bongo Joe)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mit „Tatli Dile Guler Yuze / Hababam“ von Altin Gün veröffentlicht das schweizer LabelBongo Joe einen weiteren Teil seiner 7“ Serie. Altin Gün überzeugen mit traditionellentürkischen Folksongs, denen eine ordentliche portion Funk und Psych beigemischt wurde!
Cymande - Bra / The Message
Cymande
Bra / The Message
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic funk-soul material of the highest order from the brilliant, Cymande. Mastered from original tapes. Official Mr Bongo reissue.‘Bra’ and ‘The Message’ are two classic, essential Cymande tracks. Taken from their awesome self-titled LP, respectively.
Billy Byrd - Lost In The Crowd / Silly Kind Of Love
Billy Byrd
Lost In The Crowd / Silly Kind Of Love
7" | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Everland)
11,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This very high quality double-sided 45 features Billy Byrd's throaty vocals on two classic songs. Top drawer modern soul with an irresistible heavy beat, courtesy of producer Calvin Arnold, the Georgia native, known for his pretty diverse and very well crafted soul and funk output. The music was arranged by Tommy Stuart & Frankie Wynn. Most likely it was Arnolds influence that gave this record such a solid, intense rhythm. Yes, it's the beat that really counts. Few records of this nature have such an incessant, thumping groove that has so much appeal to the dancefloor. Upon its release in 1973 this record went nowhere and has remained extremely scarce ever since. At times, pristine original copies on the Scream Records label sold for up to $2000… Now this modern soul rarity is officially reissued, fully licensed and restored from the original master tapes and available for everyone to hear.
Charles Bradley - Changes
Charles Bradley
Changes
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Daptone)
16,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Charles Bradley's third album is highly anticipated and very emotianal again.
Joan Bibiloni - El Sur
Joan Bibiloni
El Sur
LP | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Music From Memory)
15,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Finally, this great record gets a nice re-press!Staying on the Mediterranean coast for their third release, Music From Memory this time shift their attention to the work of Mallorcan musician Joan Bibiloni. Tip!
Roy Ayers - Everybody loves the sunshine
Roy Ayers
Everybody loves the sunshine
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Polydor)
14,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
sampled by Pharcyde, Brand Nubian, Masta Ace, Common, ...
Keni Burke - Risin' To The Top / Hang Tight
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, The - Aragon / El Nino (Colored Vinyl)
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Live At KEXP Black Vinyl Version
Frnt Bznzz - Cool It, Pump The Brakes / My House Under The Overpass
Frnt Bznzz
Cool It, Pump The Brakes / My House Under The Overpass
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Aloha Got Soul)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This limited 7” of spatial, sometimes haunting electronic boogie from multi-instrumentalist/producer FRNT BZNZZ shines a light on sounds from Hawaii that rarely get heard. “Producer and multi-instrumentalist FRNT BZNZZ is a musical genius to most in the Honolulu scene, having performed almost everywhere in nearly every capacity with just about everyone on island — his impact, however, has yet to extend beyond Hawaii.Aloha Got Soul aims to change that by reaching audiences in all corners of the globe with FRNT BZNZZ’s first vinyl release.Fully self-produced, this limited 7” of spatial, sometimes haunting electronic boogie shines a light on sounds from Hawaii that rarely get heard.Music from the Hawaiian Islands often evokes images of tropical paradise, sunny beaches, laid back encounters. We want to show you the other side of it, a sonic anti-thesis to common perceptions of Hawaii.FRNT BZNZZ’s talent comes from his roots. His father is legendary Brazilian percussionist Carlinhos do Pandeiro, who now resides in LA. His mother is Sandy Tsukiyama, once Nohelani Cypriano’s backup singer and percussionist in the 70s and now host of The Brazilian Experience, one of Hawaii’s top radio programs.FRNT BZNZZ can be found in Honolulu collaborating with local musicians, producers and vocalists in his studio tucked away on the side of a mountain in a Manoa Valley home designed by architect Vladimir Ossipoff.”
Haruomi Hosono - Paraiso
Haruomi Hosono
Paraiso
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
29,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The unbelievably prolific Haruomi Hosono is one of the major architects of modern Japanese pop music. With his encyclopedic knowledge of music and boundless curiosity for new sounds, Hosono is the auteur of his own idiosyncratic musical world, putting his unmistakable stamp on hundreds of recordings as an artist, session player, songwriter and producer. Born and raised in central Tokyo, his adolescent obsession with American pop culture informed his early forays into country music, which he would revisit later in his career. Hosono made his professional debut in 1969 as a member of Apryl Fool, whose heavy psychedelia was somewhat at odds with his influences, which leaned towards the rootsy sounds of Moby Grape and Buffalo Springfield. The latter was one of the main inspirations for his next group, Happy End, whose unique blend of West Coast sounds with Japanese lyrics proved to be highly influential over the course of three albums. After the band’s amicable break up in 1973, Hosono began his solo career with Hosono House, an intimate slice of Japanese Americana recorded inside a rented house with recording gear squeezed into its tiny bedroom.Following Tropical Dandy (1975) and Bon Voyage Co. (1976), Paraiso is the concluding saga in his “Tropical Trilogy.” The album can be seen as a turning point in Haruomi Hosono’s career, having been newly signed to Alfa Records by label head Kunihiko Murai. Hosono expands on the Van Dyke Parks-inspired tropical funk styles explored in the previous albums, and arrives at a captivating fusion sound that’s at times equally earthy and exotic. Hinting at the breakthrough sounds he would perfect with Yellow Magic Orchestra, Hosono uses synthesizers to provide otherworldly textures and a spiritual undertone to songs like “Femme Fatale” and the title track. On his Caribbean-style take on the Okinawan folk song “Asatoya Yunta” and the synth/gamelan workout of “Shambhala Signal,” Hosono takes traditional melodies and mixes them into his own inimitable stew. Featuring a host of well-known musicians like Taeko Ohnuki, Hiroshi Sato and his future bandmates Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Paraiso perfectly encapsulates Hosono’s eccentric worldview that has shaped his solo career, right before his techno-pop project would blast him into the stratosphere. Hosono’s solo career would take many twists and turns from this point forward, with forays into exotica, electronic, ambient, and techno. Admired by artists ranging from Devendra Banhart to Mac DeMarco, Hosono continues to forge ahead as he heads into his fifth decade as a musician. With the re-release of his key albums for the first time outside of Japan, his genius will be discovered by a whole new generation of fans around the world.
Oro - Sexy Lady / Stop The War
Oro
Sexy Lady / Stop The War
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Best Record Italy)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Raw italian cosmic funk production from Naples, released in 1977 only as a 7 inch with short faded cuts, now very hard to find and pricy! We tracked down the original tapes from the former label owner and fully remastered for another limited 12" on Best Record Italy containing the full cut versions of Sexy Lady and Stop The War on the flip .
Ben Pirani - Light Of My Life / Dreamin's For Free Black Vinyl Edition
Ben Pirani
Light Of My Life / Dreamin's For Free Black Vinyl Edition
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Colemine)
8,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Here's the single that put Mr. Ben Pirani on every soul DJ's radar a couple of years ago. Now finally this single is back in print along with a new one leading up to Ben's full length LP later this year. This 45 is dance-floor heaven. Super sweet, super catchy, one cannot be controlled when you're listening to "Light Of My Life" and "Dreamin's For Free" is just that.....dreamy. A killer two-sider that was hard to come by until now.
Sylvia Striplin - Give Me Your Love / You Can't Turn Me Away
Sylvia Striplin
Give Me Your Love / You Can't Turn Me Away
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Expansion)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two essential disco and soul cuts from Silvia Striplin orginally released in 1980. Produced by Roy Ayers.A. 'Give Me Your Love' An umptemp disco groover for the more discerning dancefloor. Sylvia’s glorious vocals float over a sumptuous uptempo Roy Ayers tracj. Sampled by Armand Van Helden, Deepdown and Madd Rapper.B. 'You Can't Turn Me Away' A soul breakbeat classic. Deep downtempo business, this shows Roy Ayers at the height of his powers and Sylvia more than does the track justice. Beautiful!The instantly recognisable bassline was sampled by Notorious BIG/Junior Mafia on ‘Get Money’. Also sampled by Naughty By Nature and Backstreet Boys.
Jorun Bombay - Edits Theme / Editing Gears
Jorun Bombay
Edits Theme / Editing Gears
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Soundweight)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.09.2018
The Master Of The Edits returns with another sureshot 45
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Midnight Hour
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
The Midnight Hour
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
33,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Midnight Hour is Black excellence: an ode to the cultural sophistication that the Harlem Renaissanceestablished for its people. The Midnight Hour is comprised of Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge,alongside a tight rhythm section and a full orchestra. The album has features from CeeLo Green, RaphaelSaadiq, Masha Ambrosius, Bilal, Eryn Allen Kane, Karolina and more.Adrian and Ali began working on this album back in 2013, but put the project aside as they would scorethe hit Netflix series Marvel’s Luke Cage (the two even perform in an episode of the upcoming secondseason). The Midnight Hour is a soul/jazz/hip hop album which continues the conversations started byyesterday’s jazz and funk pioneers; those that created the bedrock of samples for hip hop producers in the80s/90s. The Midnight Hour is sophisticated hip hop that fans will enjoy, capturing their jazz rhythmsection, and a full orchestra, to analog tape.One of the seminal compositions, “Questions” originally began as an unfinished Midnight Hour demo withCee-Lo Green. However, Kendrick Lamar heard the track and wanted to sample portions for hisGRAMMY-winning album To Pimp a Butterfly (the song ultimately made it to Kendrick’s 2016 compilationUntitled Unmastered as ""Untitled 06 | 06.30.2014.""). The full, completed version of “Questions” is now thelead single on The Midnight Hour.“So Amazing” is a reimagining of Luther Vandross’ 1986 single. Ali and Adrian took Luther's original vocalstems and composed new music, as if they were in the room with Luther originally. This transcendentalrecording is something that really makes The Midnight Hour special.
Altin Gün - On
Altin Gün
On
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Bongo Joe)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Auf ihrem Debütalbum „On“ zeigen Altin Gün, wie wundervoll sich traditionelletürkische Folksongs mit Funkrhythmen und einer ordentlichen Portion Psychrockkombinieren lassen: moderner, tanzbarer Sound mit orientalischem Touch. Psychedelic Rock erlebte in den 60er- und 70er Jahren in der Türkei eine echte Hochphase undgenoss weltweite Aufmerksamkeit. Nachdem Bassist Jasper Verhulst einst mit Jacco Gardner in Istanbul performte, war er unmittelbar fasziniert vom Sound der Türkei der 70er Jahre.Mit Altin Gün (Dt. Goldener Tag) machte er es sich zur Aufgabe, diesen Sound wiederzubelebenund als er mit seinen Musikerkollegen Ben Rider, Nic Mauskovic (The MauskovicDance Band) und Gino Groeneveld (Jungle By Night) über Facebook auf die beidenSängerinnen Merve Dasdemir und Erdinc Yildiz Ecevit traf, war die Band komplett.Bei Altin Gün werden neben Gitarre, Bass und Schlagzeug auch immer wieder orientalischeInstrumente eingesetzt, mit Wah-Wahs werden Gitarren verzerrt und fuzzy Sounds eingebaut.Durch den frischen Sound und einige westliche musikalische Einflüsse wird der Anadolu Rockaufgefrischt und passt hervoragend in unsere Zeit. Sie singen von Liebe, Tod, Sehnsucht undSchicksal, gepaart mit einer Musik, die uns bekannt vorkommt, aber anders ist. Sowohl mitCoverversionen von Künstlern wie Selda Bacan, Bari Manco oder Erkin Koray alsauch mit eigenen Arrangements türkischer Traditionals wissen Altin Gün zu überzeugen.Sie mischen Ebendiese mit Psychedelia, Funk und Psychrock und erschaffen so einen höchsttanzbaren Genre-Mix, der seinesgleichen sucht.
V.A. - Shaolin Soul Episode 2
V.A.
Shaolin Soul Episode 2
2LP+CD | 2001 | EU | Reissue (Because Music)
20,99 €*
Release:2001 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Legendary Deep Soul French compilation(s) featuring many Soul classics, sometimes forgotten, which have been sampled countless times by some of the biggest Hip-Hop acts.
V.A. - Shaolin Soul Episode 1
V.A.
Shaolin Soul Episode 1
2LP+CD | 2001 | EU | Reissue (Because Music)
20,99 €*
Release:2001 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Legendary Deep Soul French compilation(s) featuring many Soul classics, sometimes forgotten, which have been sampled countless times by some of the biggest Hip-Hop acts.
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - P.I.M.P. / Police In Helicopter
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
P.I.M.P. / Police In Helicopter
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Big Crown)
9,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Big Crown Records presents the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band’s smashing cover version of “P.I.M.P.”. Following up on the smashing success of their debut album “55” and a string of essential 45s, this is the third label to press this staple tune. Three labels, three times, three different B sides. Back in 2008 Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band released its smashing cover of 50 Cent's P.I.M.P. which was long thought to be the original sample for the tune. The Mocambo pressing already hard to come by and fetching top dollar on the internet has become an underground classic. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band treat the tune to their signature smashing drums and bass heavy production, taking the original loop and turning it into a full composition. Brass and steel pan parts putting it somewhere between reggae, steel funk, and the “Superfly” Soundtrack. Side B is the proper reggae offering from Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, a cover of the legendary John Holt’s classic “Police In Helicopter”. Another must have two sider, another Big Crown sure shot.
Jim Sharp - Dusty Donuts Volume 1
Jim Sharp
Dusty Donuts Volume 1
7" | 2014 | UK | Original (Dusty Donuts)
9,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Brand new label Dusty Donuts delivers two remixed soul stompers courtesy of London’s Jim Sharp. Side A sees Betty Wright’s classic ‘Clean Up Woman’ get treated with a healthy dose of Brooklyn flavour, moving the tempo up without losing the original classic feel. Side B is a horned up, funked up retake of Blue Boy’s sampling of Marlena Shaw's ‘Woman of the Ghetto’ with a Hip Hop feel.
Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming Expanded Edition
Charles Bradley
No Time For Dreaming Expanded Edition
LP | 2011 | US | Reissue (Daptone)
15,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Includes 2 bonus cover versions!(Bonus songs are not available on the LP format but ARE available for download via MP3 coupon that comes with every LP.)
V.A. - Pomegranates
V.A.
Pomegranates
2LP | 2010 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
19,99 €*
Release:2010 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Here are some of the finest Persian Pop songs ever recorded. Many are acknowledged classics within Iran and throughout the Iranian Diaspora. Some are obscure. This collection is a trove, ripe for discovery and rediscovery, worthy of inclusion in the canon of idiosyncratic musical gems from the global south.
Ben Pirani - How Do I Talk To My Brother? Black Vinyl Edition
Ben Pirani
How Do I Talk To My Brother? Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Colemine)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"It'd be easy to mistake this release for yet another soul revival album made by a dude who wasn't there the first time around - but it'd be the listener's mistake to make. What kind of record is a man with a punk past going to make when he's been a mod, a rocker and a rare soul collector in between? One that draws on a familial history of activism, sacrifice and earnest hustling - the very same things we're all being called upon to conjure as a society in this present moment. This is a body of work that lets neither performer nor listener off the hook, yet still understands the need for care and cause in the spaces between. Consider it: A band of fighters meant for the clear-eyed lovers of the world. Ben Pirani is not fooling around, and neither are the working musicians who agreed to make this record with him." - Jocelyn Brown Colemine Records is proud to present the debut LP from Ben Pirani. A record that feels so very easy and familiar, but at the same time fresh and relevant. Like the hype sticker says, "Soul music that's so positive it might just spark a revolution!"
Ralph Thomas - Eastern Standard Time
Ralph Thomas
Eastern Standard Time
2LP | 1980 | UK | Reissue (BBE)
28,99 €*
Release:1980 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following hard on the heels of BBE delving into the archives ofDetroit’s Strata Records and delivering their widely acclaimedand hugely in-demand exploration of J-Jazz, comes anothercrate digger’s delight- Ralph Thomas’ ‘Eastern Standard Time’,which dropped the USA back in in 1980, on the obscure ZebraJazz imprint.This is the is the kind of “spiritual’ jazz gem that appears on YouTube and upon checking it out on Discogs reveals a price well inexcess of £150.00. To have it widely available in its originalvinyl format, as well as digitally and on CD, is a real treat. So,who is Ralph Thomas?The self-produced ‘Eastern Standard Time’ features Thomas onbaritone, alto and tenor saxophones as well as flute andpercussion. He describes himself as a practicing ethnomusicologistwho’s musical vision evolved during the Sixties andit’s Thomas’ multifaceted, global approach that gives the musicon Eastern Standard Time’ an engaging and distinct flavour."My music has always been open to different cultures andsounds Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Mexican, Peruvian, American,Hebrew, Turkish, African, Indian and Japanese,” declares theChicago born musician. While attending the Chicagoconservatory of music in 1969 he became a member of theChicago A.A.C.M, studying with master musicians Phil Cohranand Richard Muhal Abrams. He also recorded with well-knownblues legends, Howlin' Wolf and Mighty Joe Young for the Cadetimprint of Chess records.In 1974, he moved to Los Angeles and was employed as asession player with both 20th Century Fox and Motown – wherehe recorded with Marvin Gaye, Jermaine Jackson, SmokeyRobinson and Rick James. In the early Eighties he was workingfor Quincy Jones Productions appearing on the soundtrack ofRoots and The Color Purple but a passion for reggae music ledhim to Jamaica where he recorded with producer Jack Ruby andartists like Augustus Pablo and Gregory Isaacs.In ’86 he moved to NYC where he collaborated with Boogaloolegend Johnny Colon and played with like-minded musicalexplorers Sun Ra, Don Cherry and Olatunji. However, by 1993his restless spirit carried him to Paris where studiedEthnomusicology and performed with trumpeter Mra Oma andfilm-maker Ranaivo-Rajaona Hery. There were also gigs withpercussionist Trilok Gurtu as well as drummer Sunny Murrayand saxophone legend Archie Shepp. Upon moving to theSouth of France Thomas ran an art gallery and initiated hisMusArt project – which has since toured in the US, Canada andJapanAfter a productive stint in Chiang Mai, Thailand – where heimmersed himself in Issan culture – Ralph Thomas recently relocatedback to the US to live and work.
Sylvers, The - Only One Can Win / Fools Paradise
Sylvers, The
Only One Can Win / Fools Paradise
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
MORE FUNK-SOUL GENIUS FROM THE SYLVERS, AS SAMPLED BY J DILLA ON ‘TWO CAN WIN’, AND MANY MORE OTHERS. CUT LOUD AND PROUD AT 45RPM.‘Only One Can Win’ – brilliantly flipped by J Dilla on his epic ‘Two Can Win’, that appears on his legendary ‘Donuts’ LP for Stones Throw.‘Fools Paradise’ is a midtempo soul/funk jam taken from the first ‘The Sylvers' LP. A favourite at Mr Bongo HQ that we felt needed to appear on a 7”.Beautiful, golden-era soul written by Leon Sylvers III, produced by Jerry Butler and Keg Johnson.Licensed from Pride Inc. 2006. Official Mr Bongo reissue.
Mystery Lights, The - Thick Skin / In the Darkness
Sudan Archives - Sudan Archives EP
Sudan Archives
Sudan Archives EP
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Violinist and vocalist, Sudan Archives writes, plays, and produces her own music. Drawing inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers, she is self-taught on the violin, and her unique songs also fold in elements of R&B, and experimental electronic music. Sudan Archives grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she "messed around with instruments in the house" and took up violin in the fourth grade, eventually teaching herself how to play the instrument by ear. When she discovered the violin playing style of Northeast Africa, her eyes opened to the possibilities of the instrument. "The way they played it was different from classical music. I resonated with the style, and I was like, 'Maybe I can use this style with electronic music,'" she says. This fusing of folk music and electronic production was the turning point for Sudan. "I started mixing my violin into beats,” she says, “It wasn't complicated — I'd just sing straight into the iPad." She honed her at-home style after moving to Los Angeles aged 19 to study music technology, and after a chance encounter at a Low End Theory party with Stones Throw A&R and Leaving Records owner Matthewdavid, she signed with Stones Throw. At the very start of her musical career, she's already won plaudits from the likes of the New York Times and Pitchfork, and played live at experimental festival Moogfest. Her EP Sudan Archives is an extraordinary debut statement from a singular artist. Over six tracks, Sudan Archives layers harmonies, violin figures and ethereal vocals, grounding them all with the hip-hop beats.
Ernie Hines / Blackbyrds - Our Generation / Rock Creek Park
Charles Bradley - Victim Of Love
Charles Bradley
Victim Of Love
LP | 2013 | US | Original (Daptone)
16,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bow down to the 'Screaming Eagle Of Soul'! Download code for the full album is included.
Cymande - Cymande
Cymande
Cymande
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Janus)
14,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
sampled by Masta Ace, De La Soul, Fugees ...
Baby Huey - The Living Legend
Baby Huey
The Living Legend
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Curtom)
21,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180g vinyl- "Mighty Mighty" sampled by Big Daddy Kane for "Finale"- "Listen to Me" sampled by Blade for "Forward",Eric B & Rakim for "Follow the Leader" andPublic Enemy for "Revolutionary Generation"- "Hard Times" sampled by A Tribe Called Quest for "Can I Kick It?",Alkaholiks for "Soda Pop",Biz Markie for "The Dragon",Black Moon for "Powaful Impak!",Chemical Brothers for "Playground for a Wedgeless Firm",Chill Rob G for "Ride the Rhythm",Diamond D for "Red Light, Green Light",Ghostface Killah for "Buck 50",Ice Cube for "The Birth",Kwest the Madd Ladd for "125 Pennies for Your Thoughts",Naughty by Nature for "Connections",People Under the Stairs for "Fredly Advice",Saafir for "Joint Custody",Skoolbeats for "Hard Times",Super Cat for "Ghetto Red Hot",Yaggfu Front for "Slappin' Suckas Silly" andYoung Black Teenagers for "Sweatin' Me"
V.A. - Chebran - French Boogie 82/89 Volume 2
V.A.
Chebran - French Boogie 82/89 Volume 2
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"To succeed in life is to believe in this moment when allis magic, when you're a giant; to succeed in life is to cross an ocean, not knowingwhat for nor whom for, to be off on an adventure, quite simply" Bernard Tapie TheFrench in the 80s were not faint-hearted: as some threw themselves heart and soulinto music or business, others wouldn't mind going bottomless to get themselvesnoticed_ While Bernard Tapie soon realized his own fortune was rather to be foundin business, many music-loving dreamers already imagined themselves in the sun, inan enchanting world made of funky rhythms and synthesizers. While the FrenchNational Front was growing in the shadow of François Mitterrand, these guys mixedNew York-style funk with electronic, Eastern or African sounds. These musiciansfrom all backgrounds - often lovers of "gentle pranking" as introduced by the newlylicensedindependent radio stations - were seeking the easy money they were toldabout so much. With their genre-crossing arrangements and often chanted lyrics,they brought honor to the "SOS Racisme" generation, unconsciously outlining thenascent French contemporary urban culture. It must be said, the time was conduciveto all kinds of mixes: following the left's accession to power, many illegal immigrantshad just been sorted out, and Southern cultures were in vogue in all fields. TheFrench, while admiring Grace Jones' "savage beauty" in Jean-Paul Goude'sadvertisements, were enjoying their freshly-gained fifth week of paid vacation,tanning on the beaches of Maghreb. Following The Clash's example, punks androckers converted to reggae, and the new independent radios opened up theirprogramming to "world music". Even politicians - of all persuasions - frequented theselect Parisian nightclub Keur Samba to discreetly scheme with the future of"Françafrique" to the sound of disco and exotic hits_
Bill Brown - Bip Bam
Bill Brown
Bip Bam
7" | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bill Browns super rare Brownstone release is one for the deep heads, less well known than label mate 'Everyday People' but just as rare and collectable. Shuffling sunshine soul its all about the groove and feeling. 500 copies only. One for the heads.Bill Brown and Al Hall jr met around 1971, they were both in south central L.A and shared the same apartment building, also in the same building was Doug Carn and brownstone singer billy Wilson. These studio sessions were done at Paramount studios Hollywood where Al Hall jr was working for producer Art Smith a&c music. The main distributor for A&C was Accent records.
Linn & Freddie - Sunshine / Be Thankful For What U Got
Linn & Freddie
Sunshine / Be Thankful For What U Got
7" | 2018 | UK | Original (Dinked)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Stockholm’s Linn & Freddie debut excursion with Dinked Records sees two wonderful summery tunes, taken from their their long-awaited second album “Right Here in the Middle”, pressed up on 7” vinyl for the first time. The aptly named “Sunshine” is the perfect head nodder for those summer BBQs and Festivals. Flipped with a reggae/ska-fused version of the William DeVaughn classic, “Be Thankful For What You Got” – this essential for your crates. Limited pressing of 500 copies – don’t sleep!!
One
One "O" Ones, The
Radio Cosmo Disco
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Best Record Italy)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Official limited edition reissue of one of the rarest italian cosmic disco release from 1977. Previously available only as a 7" with short vocal and instrumental cuts for radio play. Now reissued as 12" including for the first time the extended disco version remastered from the original master tapes directly from the archives of the italian radio 101 that produced this song during mid seventies.
Aretha Franklin - One Step Ahead / I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby'
Aretha Franklin
One Step Ahead / I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby'
7" | 1965 | UK | Reissue (Be With)
13,99 €*
Release:1965 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
You may know Aretha Franklin's scintillating ""One Step Ahead"" from its vital role in the Oscar-winning movie Moonlight. You may also know it as providing the beautifully melancholic backdrop for Mos Def's 1999 hit "Ms Fat Booty".The inaugural Be With 7" is a special one indeed, containing the first ever officially licensed reissue of Aretha's all-time deep soul classic. "One Step Ahead" was not included on any of her Columbia studio albums, and remains one of her rarest releases.On the flip, "I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face" is a thrilling, goosebump-inducing killer and an unfairly slept-on rendition of this eternal track.
Julius Brockington - The United Chair
Willie Hutch - OST Foxy Brown
Bobby Womack - Across 110Th Street
Bobby Womack
Across 110Th Street
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (United Artists)
12,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Composed and conducted by J.J. Johnson, includes the all time classic 'Across 110Th Street' by the one and only Bobby Womack!
Johnny Pate - OST Shaft in Africa
Johnny Pate
OST Shaft in Africa
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (ABC)
11,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Film / TV
12 tracks incl. 'are you man enough' performed by The Four Tops ... classic blaxploitation soundtrack!!- "Shaft in Africa" sampled by Beatnuts for "It's Da Nuts",Cookie Crew for "Born this Way",Diamond D for "Best Kept Secret",Dismasters for "Black and Proud",Hakeem for "Hip Hop Reborn",Naughty by Nature for "The Hood Comes First",Ras Kass for "Rasassination",Tony Scott for "Get Into It" andTuff Crew for "Soul Food"
Del Gazeebo & Aldo Vanucci - The Love You Save / In Orbit
Del Gazeebo & Aldo Vanucci
The Love You Save / In Orbit
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Soul Flip)
8,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Del Gazeebo & Aldo Vanucci are back once again with the thrill behaviour!The Jackson 5's 1970 smash “The Love You Save” gets extended & reconstructed with theusual Soul Flip steez.The mysterious Joy Lovejoy's Northern classic "In Orbit" gets re-imagined with spanky drums,fresh horns & Hammond organ. (Talcum powder not supplied!)Always served up exclusively on limited 7" vinyl. Tempos locked. All killer, no filler.
Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers - Right On / Doin` What We Wanna
Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers
Right On / Doin` What We Wanna
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.09.2018
Stop the press yes its happened… one of the biggest Rare Jazz club dancers is now on 7” for the first time Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers both tracks taken from the Atlantic 1970 album “Doin what we wanna”.
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - The Serpent's Mouth Black Vinyl Edition
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
The Serpent's Mouth Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Big Crown)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following up on the massive worldwide success of their debut album 55, Bacao Rhythm & Steel band is back with another heavy duty offering. Pickingup where they left off and incorporating a ton of new recording techniques they take a huge step forward with The Serpent’s Mouth. Named after theeight-mile strait between the island of Trinidad and the coast of Venezuela, The Serpent’s Mouth is a journey through both originals and covers,combining classic elements that wide-eared music fans already know, and mashing them up in new and unique ways.Take “1 Thing” – on it, the group attacks the galloping, chopped Amerie smash hit, with singing pans that follow the R & B vocal. The sound is crispand up-front, arguably more muscular than the 2005 original. On “Great To Be Here,” they take on the Jackson 5 B-Boy favorite (which stretches backto the Zulu Nation / Bronx block party days) – uncoincidentally, the original version featured a guitar lick that emulated a steel pan run. Here, it getsan even more pulsating groove, adding open-drums breaks throughout, to get DJs salivating. The group veers through more inventively-constructedcovers as the album’s sequence continues, including Gang Starr’s “All For The Cash”, Mary J. Blige’s “I Love You”, and the recently unleashed firstsingle, “XXplosive” and “Burn,” paying tribute to both Dr. Dre and Mobb Deep for a bi-coastal funk party. And, as band leader Bjorn Wagner states,“My favorite cover on the album is probably ‘Crockett Theme,’ which is the theme to ‘Miami Vice.’ I always loved the melody, and the cosmic vibe ofthe song, and I was honestly surprised that it worked without synthesizers.”This time around the group’s originals are even stronger, as evidenced by cuts like the flute-fueled break-fest of “Hoola Hoop”, the slow and spacey“Touchdown”, and the album’s title track, the future-epic-adventure-movie-soundtrack cut “The Serpent’s Mouth.” Wagner explains, “I wrote the songwith Bernhard Hummer as an instrumental fantasy story – think of pirates, smugglers and a dangerously beautiful sea passage towards the island. Itbecame an allegory for our mind travels into the world of the steel pan.”The Serpent’s Mouth is sure to please past fans and newly-minted ones alike. It seems like a new era for Steel Drum music is upon us, and Bacao isfirmly leading the way into the hearts of music fans around the world.
Matthew Larkin Cassell - Matt The Cat
Matthew Larkin Cassell
Matt The Cat
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Out-Sider)
21,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally from San Francisco, Matthew Larkin Cassell is a talented songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. During the ‘70s-80s, Cassell fronted a trio in the Bay Area, opening for major acts like The Tubes and Sylvester. Playing an unique fusion of funk, R&B, jazz and soft-rock, he recorded his first LP, “Pieces” in 1977, followed by a 12” titled “Matt The Cat” in 1978. Both were privately pressed and modestly distributed at the time.Fast forward to the early ‘00s: Cassell’s albums are discovered by beat diggers & hip-hop producers, which led to some his songs being sampled and included on mixes by people like Kon & Amir, Madlib and M.F. Doom. Famous labels such as Stones Throw and P-Vine reissue his music at the same time that his original albums reach outrageous prices in the collector’s market.Here’s an overdue reissue of Cassell’s second effort, “Matt The Cat”, originally released in 1978. A great fusion of FUNK, R&B, SOUL-JAZZ and 70s SSW / AOR, featuring “All I’m Missing Is You”, sampled by People Under The Stairs.
Brief Encounter - Where Will I Go
Brief Encounter
Where Will I Go
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the most coveted unreleased Low Rider / Soul Ballads. A Huge tune, up there with Darling dears (google that shit). Only released on a Japanese compilation 20 odd years ago without the bands consent (and with some of the channels missing) we bring you the full unreleased Version for the first time. This is a big one for people who know the score.If that's not enough, we found this rather good unreleased disco gospel number on the master tapes of their Private Press LP sessions (also coming soon) but we had to give the ballad to the A side, roll the windows down and blast it.
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