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V.A. - Napoli Segreta Volume 2
V.A.
Napoli Segreta Volume 2
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (NG Records)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After Nu Guinea’s LP, Nuova Napoli, and Napoli Segreta first compilation, NG RECORDS follows up with an exploration into the unknown groovy side of Naples by releasing Napoli Segreta Vol.2.
Famiglia Discocristiana, DNApoli and Nu Guinea team up again selecting more tracks from their archives, for a new compilation containing 9 mysterious Neapolitan tracks, found in the most hidden corners of remote flea markets around the Vesuvius.
But forget classical Neapolitan songs, "'O Sole Mio" or "Luna Rossa"... Forget about what you expect to find once you land in town… oh and also forget about Google maps. Take a dodgy local guide, keep your eyes open, and follow it to enter the secret downtown, the underground, the routes that no satellite can detect, but beware there is no easy way out.
Napoli Segreta Vol.2 is a musical journey into the sonic landscapes of Naples that you have never heard of before. A variety of genres merging soul, disco, funk, blues, new wave, afro-beat and boogie, including lyrics in Neapolitan urban slang, instrumental tracks with progressive flavour, and also some unexpected covers!
Tommy Guerrero - Road To Knowhere
Tommy Guerrero
Road To Knowhere
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Too Good)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
This album is inspired by bits and pieces of Ethio-Jazz, Afrobeat, Highlife Spiritual Jazz and dusty funk 45’s. It’s where I’m at now and what has kept this mortal vehicle fueled. I tend to take different paths each musical outing but this one is for the long haul, the one for the blue highways and forgotten byways. It’s the one to get lost to. It’s about the journey, not the destination." Tommy Guerrero continues pushing the boundaries while upholding his San Francisco Bay heritage. Starting from the Bones Brigade skate team in the '80s, he’s made movie appearances, designed for Levi's in Japan, Vans shoes worldwide and Sutro eyewear among others, signed a skateboard contract with Converse, co-founded Real Skateboards and 40’s Clothing, is art director for Krooked Skateboarding, and found time to be a prolific recording artist.
Jim Sharp - Let's Ride / God Lives
Jim Sharp
Let's Ride / God Lives
7" | 2020 | US | Original ()
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A pair of Jim Sharp rare edits. Side A sees Let’s Ride built from the ground up from the original samples with DJ friendly formatting. The B side has an OG rebuilt marauders era instrumental with Ms Badu dropping science about the South.
Gil Scott-Heron / Makaya McCraven - We're New Again - A Reimagining By Makaya McCraven
Gil Scott-Heron / Makaya McCraven
We're New Again - A Reimagining By Makaya McCraven
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (XL Recordings)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
To mark the tenth anniversary of the release of I’m New Here, the thirteenth - and last - studio album from the legendary US musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron, XL Recordings will release a unique reinterpretation of the album by acclaimed US jazz musician Makaya McCraven. Titled We’re New Again , the album will be released on 7th February 2020; exactly a decade after the release of Scott-Heron’s original Richard Russell-produced recording. It’s set to follow in the footsteps of Jamie xx’s highly acclaimed 2011 remix album We’re New Here and will be McCraven’s first release of 2020, following the huge global acclaim heaped upon his 2018 album Universal Beings . One of the most vital new voices in modern jazz, McCraven is described by the New York Times as a "Chicago-based drummer, producer and beat maker, [who] has quietly become one of the best arguments for jazz’s vitality".
Thundercat - It Is What It Is Cream Vinyl Edition
Thundercat
It Is What It Is Cream Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Brainfeeder)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The album, produced by Flying Lotus and Thundercat, features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole and Zack Fox.

“It Is What It Is” follows his game-changing third album “Drunk” (2017). That record completed his transition from virtuoso bassist to bonafide star and cemented his reputation as a unique voice that transcends genre. “This album is about love, loss, life and the ups and downs that come with that,” Bruner says about “It Is What It Is”. “It’s a bit tongue-in-cheek, but at different points in life you come across places that you don’t necessarily understand… some things just aren’t meant to be understood.”
Mystery Kindaichi Band, The - The Adventures Of Kindaichi Kosuke HHV Exclusive Glow In The Dark Vinyl Edition
Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition
Busta Rhymes Vs James Brown - I Feel Good
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!
Futurecast - One Step / Ain't Got Time Feat. The Gaff
Futurecast
One Step / Ain't Got Time Feat. The Gaff
7" | 2020 | UK | Original (Friday's Funky 45)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Next up on Friday’s Funky 45 we showcase 2 of Featurecast’s most popular edits. Side A is his incredible reworking of Aretha’s “One Step Ahead” which first appeared on a 45 ten years ago on Wah Wah’s Dubplate series and doesn’t come cheap on Discogs. On the flipside is a collaboration between Lee and Mike The Gaff, “Ain’t Got Time” which again appeared on a 45 back in 2016 but again will cost you £££ on Discogs – now you can bag both in demand tracks on a single 45 remastered for 2019 and sounding really LOUD!! Limited edition – don’t sleep!
Ronny Pellers Satin Sound - Coming Home Baby
Ronny Pellers Satin Sound
Coming Home Baby
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Perfect Toy)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the last "holy-grails" in mod/funk vinyl collectors circles gets a proper re-issue treatment in the end. RONNY PELLER's interpretation of "Coming Home Baby" is certainly one of the TOP 3 versions around. Read the full story in the accompanying liner notes of the full length album ("RONNY PELLERS SATIN SOUND", PT057.LP) which is scheduled for re-release on February 28th, 2020.
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 17.04.2020
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.
Thundercat - It Is What It Is Red Vinyl Edition
Thundercat
It Is What It Is Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Brainfeeder)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The album, produced by Flying Lotus and Thundercat, features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole and Zack Fox.

“It Is What It Is” follows his game-changing third album “Drunk” (2017). That record completed his transition from virtuoso bassist to bonafide star and cemented his reputation as a unique voice that transcends genre. “This album is about love, loss, life and the ups and downs that come with that,” Bruner says about “It Is What It Is”. “It’s a bit tongue-in-cheek, but at different points in life you come across places that you don’t necessarily understand… some things just aren’t meant to be understood.”
Psychic Mirrors - Nature Of Evil 2020 Repress Edition
Psychic Mirrors
Nature Of Evil 2020 Repress Edition
LP | 2016 | US | Reissue (Cosmic Chronic)
31,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 15.05.2020
Cosmic Chronic Records, in association with Peoples Potential Unlimited & Gangster Groove America, proudly announces Psychic Mirrors' debut LP, "Nature of Evil." Remastered for 2020 and available for a limited time..
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun EP Black Vinyl Edition
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges
Texas Sun EP Black Vinyl Edition
12" | 2020 | US | Original (Dead Oceans)
16,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Driving anywhere in Texas can cost you half a day, easy. For example, it'll take you over four hours just to get from R&B singer Leon Bridges' hometown of Fort Worth down to Houston, where the psychedelic wanderers in Khruangbin hail from. The state is vast, crisscrossed with rugged expanses of road flanked by limestone cliffs and granite mountains, forests of pine and mesquite, miles of desert or acres of sprawling grassland, all depending on what part you're in. And it's all baking under the Texas Sun that lends its name to Bridges and Khruangbin's new collaborative EP. "Big sky country, that's what they call Texas," Khruangbin bassist Laura Lee says. "The horizon line goes all the way from one side to another without interruption. There's something really comforting about that." On Texas Sun, these two members of the state's musical vanguard meet up somewhere in the middle of that scene, in the mythical nexus of Texas' past, present, and future-a dreamy badlands where genres blur as seamlessly as the terrain. It calls equally to the cowboys boot-scooting at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, the chopped-and-screwed hip-hop fans rattling slabs on the southside of Houston, the art-school kids dropping acid in Austin, the cross-cultural progeny who grew up on listening to both mariachi and post-hardcore out on the Mexican borders of El Paso. All of these things, overlapping in a multicolored melange, purple hues as vivid and unpredictable as one of the state's rightfully celebrated sunsets. A journey through homesick reminiscences, backseat romances, and late-night contemplations, the kind of record made for listening with the windows down and the road humming softly beneath you. Like the highways that inspired it, Texas Sun is guaranteed to get you where you're going-especially if you're in no particular hurry to get there.
First Touch & Saucy Lady - New Directions In Funk Volume 6
First Touch & Saucy Lady
New Directions In Funk Volume 6
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Soul Clap Records)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mannheim meets Boston with First Touch & Saucy Lady teaming up for New Direction In Funk's sixth outing on 7". Collaboratively, 'Check Me Out' proves to be a modern funk bomb led by the infectious vocals of Saucy, and bassline wizardry from First Touch.
Mystery Kindaichi Band, The - The Adventures Of Kindaichi Kosuke Black Vinyl Edition
Biggie Vs James Brown - Sex Machine
Yasiin Gaye (Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Vs. Marvin Gaye) - The Departure Black Vinyl Version
Yasiin Gaye (Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Vs. Marvin Gaye)
The Departure Black Vinyl Version
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Amerigo Gazaway)
21,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
The latest mash up from AMERIGO GAZAWAY is a scorcher! You loved FELA SOUL and BIZARRE TRIBE, now YASIIN GAYE: 13 tracks that perfectly blend MOS DEF and MARVIN GAYE. Features TEDDY PENDERGRASS, KANYE WEST, TAMII TERRELL,TALIB KWELI and BLACK ASTRONAUTS. Full picture sleeve, double vinyl!
Dave Barker & The Upsetters - Popcorn / Tight Spot
Dave Barker & The Upsetters
Popcorn / Tight Spot
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Harlem Shuffle)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
For the second salvo in their "loud cut series", the Harlem Shuffle label has raided the vaults of Lee 'Scratch' Perry's legendary studio band, "The Upsetters". On the A-side you'll find "Popcorn" from 1970's "Eastwood Rides Again" album, a hard-edged, Ska-era rhythm & blues rump-shaker that sounds like a Jamaican take on the Meters. The flipside plays host to "Tight Spot", a dubbed-out reggae riddim over which tight saxophone riffs ascend impressively while deejay/singer/mic man attempts to get the dance going with some choice words and phrases. Like the A-side, it's a genuine dancefloor workout.
BadBadNotGood / Majestics - Key To Love (Is Understanding) Pink Vinyl Edition
BadBadNotGood / Majestics
Key To Love (Is Understanding) Pink Vinyl Edition
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Light In The Attic)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Latest release in Light In The Attic’s Cover Series
Artwork by Robbie SimonPressed on “Majestic Pink” wax
45 RPM single housed in a heavy, uncoated sleeve

The latest installment of Light In The Attic’s exclusive vinyl and digital singles series features Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD with Jonah Yano on vocals covering “Key To Love (Is Understanding),” originally recorded in 1982 by Milwaukee’s funk/soul pioneers Majestics. The newly recorded cover and the original version are available for streaming and on “Majestic Pink” 7” vinyl.
“As lovers of old soul, funk and rare recordings, ‘Key to Love’ has always been a song that has had an impact on our heart and ears,” BADBADNOTGOOD said. “We hope our version relays how special this song is and gives it some new listeners and a second life […] It’s an incredibly beautiful song that deserves to be heard, and we hope to play a small part in that.”
The original Majestics single is highly sought after by diggers and DJs worldwide not only for “Key To Love (Is Understanding) but also for ”Class A”, which is considered the first-ever rap recording to come out of Milwaukee.
“It is a pleasant surprise,” Donald Cooper of Majestics said upon hearing BADBADNOTGOOD’s version of the song. “They did a good job and it was well done with their own slight personal twist […] [it’s] an honor to be recognized."
The single follows Mac DeMarco’s cover of Haruomi Hosono’s “Honey Moon” in the series, which features artwork conceptualized by Los Angeles-based fine artist Robbie Simon. These tunes come on the heels of widely popular past entries in the series, including pop-auteur Ariel Pink with future-funk pioneer Dâm Funk covering Donnie & Joe Emerson’s eternal anthem “Baby,” the inimitable Mark Lanegan covering the melancholy folk of Karen Dalton, and the one-and-only Iggy Pop with the Zig Zags transforming Betty Davis’ dirty funk into a heavy Sabbath grind.
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.
Meute - Puls
V.A. - Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection
Daytoner - David's Doctor / Ooh Lalo
Daytoner
David's Doctor / Ooh Lalo
7" | 2020 | UK | Original (Friday's Funky 45)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The next episode in the ‘Fridays Funky 45’ series features another pair of Daytoner ‘Shedits’ for vinyl DJs. As the title of the A-side hints, 2 classic samples from David McCallum (famously flipped by Doctor Dre) and Clyde Stubblefield have been combined to create a new twist on a hip-hop staple. If you’ve seen the Daytoner live show, you’ll have seen them open with some of these samples, embellished with live vocals, brass and FX. On the flip, ‘Ooh Lalo’ is another instrumental twist for DJ’s and this time, the samples wisely used in a big-beat classic have been re-edited to include more of Lalo Schifrin‘s amazing brass and piano instrumentation, underpinned once again with Apache drums to create a rousing big band beat for breakers.

This Daytoner 45 follows on from 2 earlier releases, which sold out in all stores within days of release and these battle weapons have recently landed in the hands of superstar DJs such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, who played ‘Apache Street’ during his recent Vinyl 45 Destination Tour and Maseo from De La Soul was pictured with Daytoner’s ‘Rocksteady Shedits’ 45 last month. Limited edition – don’t sleep!
V.A. - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 3
V.A.
Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 3
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Volume three in the Mr Bongo Record club series. Another showcase of recent vinyl finds and favourites from our DJ sets and radio shows. This is an extra special one however, as it lands in 2019, the year that we celebrate 30 years since it all began way back in 1989.
In celebration of the 30 years of Mr Bongo, 2019 will see a host of exciting events and even more releases. We take over Brighton Dome on the opening weekend of the Brighton Festival in May, an in-store takeover at Rough Trade East, in July a week long ‘Album Club’ at Spiritland, more at RAPPCATS in LA, record fairs in Utrecht and New York, alongside the digging (and no doubt surfing!) trips to Brazil, India, Australia, Portugal and France…
We’re releasing brand new music from punk-reggae superstars, The Skints; the previously undiscovered 25-year old master composer & arranger, Kit Sebastian; and crossover UK hip hop live show dons, Jungle Brown, this year.
Compiled by David Buttle and Gareth Stephens, assisted by Graham Luckhurst and Gary Johnson.
James Brown & The Soul Mates - The Big Payback Volume 3
James Brown & The Soul Mates
The Big Payback Volume 3
LP | 2020 | US | Original ()
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
This time around, Amerigo takes on James Brown in The Big Payback Vol lll. In the third and latest offering from "The Big Payback" summer mix series, the producer follows the exceptionally awesome first and second volumes from the legendary DJ Scratch and master craftsman, J. Period.

Bringing together a fantasy league of all-stars for his "J.B. and The Soul Mates" tribute concept, the producer's latest offers an alternative to the sometimes uninspired, profit-driven, posthumously released albums.

With guest appearances from Bob Marley, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Fela Kuti, The Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, and more, Amerigo pays tribute to the God Father of Soul with a re-imagined set of co-conspirators.

"I'm not sure any other artist has left their imprint on popular music, especially across so many genres, as much as James Brown has. With as many of today's hit songs that were built around some sort of James Brown flip, it's almost like he had a say in what the music of future generations would sound like without even knowing it."
Harleighblu & Bluestaeb - She Deluxe Edition
Harleighblu & Bluestaeb
She Deluxe Edition
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (HHV)
17,59 €* 21,99 € -20%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Deluxe edition incl. all instrumentals on black vinyl!

Harleighblu heard Bluestaeb’s music for the first time in London’s Jazz Café in 2016 and approached him to work on an album shortly after that. The multinational duo decided to search for new ways to express their common love for uncompromised hip-hop and R&B. Bluestaeb’s soulful approach to beat making complements Harleighblu’s performance perfectly as she stakes her claim on the neo soul and hip-hop territory she always identified with as an artist. Speaking about the collaboration Bluestaeb says: “When I got the first demo recordings from Harleighblu, I was blown away. I’ve worked with multiple singers before, but this time I felt that somebody finally really knew how to handle my beats properly and turn them into songs.“ Their debut project “She” achieves a distinctive sound that merges old school aesthetics with a new school attitude and organic instrumentation, progressive neo soul and beat heavy hip-hop, whilst Harleighblu’s unique vocals push through the sonic boundaries of R&B. “She” was recorded at Manolo Purple Studio, the Berlin homebase of Bluestaeb and his longtime collaborator S. Fidelity, who recorded, executive produced and mixed the album and accompanied the artists throughout the entire creative process. The record also features Blue’s Jakarta Records label mate JuJu Rogers and a variety of instrumentalists hailing from the UK, France and Germany.

Harleighblu introduced herself in 2013 with the charismatic, beat-heavy soul of her Tru Thoughts debut LP “Forget Me Not”, which was championed by 1xtra’s Mistajam and BBC 6 Music’s Don Letts. Since then she has not looked back, garnering critical acclaim for her unique style from the likes of Complex, Dummy, The Line Of Best Fit and Clash to name but a few. She has performed at prestigious festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Kendal Calling, Boomtown and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide festival.

Hailed as an up and coming ‘queen of soul’ with references to Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, Harleighblu’s signature sound has matured into a frank, self-possessed voice that pulls no punches and makes no apologies. Bringing us honest, feminine, yet unrepentant lyrical touches and establishing herself as one of the UK's most promising young artists.

On the other hand, Bluestaeb made his name through his releases via German tastemaker label Jakarta Records, where he released alongside Kaytranada, Ta-Ku and Mura Masa. His solo efforts ‘Rodalquilar’ (2015) and ‘Everything Is Always a Process’ (2018) and his collaboration project “LIT - Lost In Translation” with rapper JuJu Rogers have been internationally praised for their warm characteristic sound receiving airplays on Soulection, BBC 1, Rinse.FM and many more. His works have amassed more than 20 million streams and Bluestaeb has played shows and festival all over Europe, including Melt Festival and splash! Festival.
Altin Gün - On
Terry Callier - What Color Is Love
Terry Callier
What Color Is Love
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Cadet)
17,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the greatest albums ever recorded, filled with funk, rock, folk, jazz, and even classical influences. And the cover isn't shabby either!
Jady Kurrent Band / Ja'Net Dubois - Standing There / Queen Of The Highway Kon Edit
Jady Kurrent Band / Ja'Net Dubois
Standing There / Queen Of The Highway Kon Edit
7" | 2020 | UK | Original (Backatcha)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two rare jazz-funk floor-fillers on 45 for the first time. KON’s 7” edit of Ja’Net Dubois’s break-beat fuelled jazz funk theme ‘Queen Of The Highway’ recorded in 1979 at Ralph Macdonald’s Rose Bud studio in New York. On the flip-side is Jady Kurrent Band, Cleveland’s funk outfit that won the state Budweiser Band Showcase contest in 1982 winning them studio time to record this sought-after funk gem available on Backatcha Records.
Marvin Gaye - More Trouble
Thundercat - It Is What It Is Clear Vinyl Edition
Thundercat
It Is What It Is Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Brainfeeder)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The album, produced by Flying Lotus and Thundercat, features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole and Zack Fox.

“It Is What It Is” follows his game-changing third album “Drunk” (2017). That record completed his transition from virtuoso bassist to bonafide star and cemented his reputation as a unique voice that transcends genre. “This album is about love, loss, life and the ups and downs that come with that,” Bruner says about “It Is What It Is”. “It’s a bit tongue-in-cheek, but at different points in life you come across places that you don’t necessarily understand… some things just aren’t meant to be understood.”
Roy Ayers - Virgin Ubiquity (Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981)
Roy Ayers
Virgin Ubiquity (Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981)
2LP | 2003 | UK | Reissue (BBE)
27,99 €*
Release:2003 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
BBE Music announces the first repress of the classic Roy Ayers albums ‘Virgin Ubiquity’ 1 and 2 since 2006, on luxurious 180g vinyl with brand new sleeve notes written by Sean P. The music on 'Virgin Ubiquity' was selected and mixed down from previously unreleased multi-tracks recorded between 1976 & 1981, which Roy had in storage. It's all unmistakably Ayers, but is diverse and fresh enough to be more than a mere adjunct to one of his most productive and popular periods - testament to his and his musicians' creative abilities, as much of most revered Ayers output stems from this time. These discoveries take their place beside some illustrious company in a timeline bookended by 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine' and 'Africa, Center Of The World', several solo and Ubiquity albums, collaborations with Wayne Henderson & Fela Kuti, as well as guesting on LPs by Buster Williams and Herbie Mann. Out of print on vinyl and CD for over a decade now, BBE is delighted to re- present these groundbreaking Roy Ayers titles, neatly coinciding with the 45th anniversary of his classic album ‘Mystic Voyage’ and a UK tour to commemorate it during April 2020
Ofege - How Do You Feel HHV Exclusive Brown Vinyl Edition
Ofege
How Do You Feel HHV Exclusive Brown Vinyl Edition
LP | 1978 | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
28,99 €*
Release:1978 / Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition of 111 copies, only 1 per customer! Rare 1978 Nigerian Soul-Funk album with all-star guest musicians! Originally released in 1978 on EMI Nigeria, comes with insert containing liner notes and pictures and is pressed on 180 gram vinyl!
V.A. - Summerjamz Volume 2
Reuben Howell - You Made Your Bed
Reuben Howell
You Made Your Bed
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
14,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
DYNAM7049
Dynamite cuts, has put together the all time B-BOY dancer and for the first on 45 the vocal version which is by Reuben Howell “You made your bed” This ALL time banger is a must have double. Perfect Djs tool, includes one of the greatest drum bass breaks of all time!!!
Thundercat - It Is What It Is Picture Disc Edition
Thundercat
It Is What It Is Picture Disc Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Brainfeeder)
31,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The album, produced by Flying Lotus and Thundercat, features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole and Zack Fox.

“It Is What It Is” follows his game-changing third album “Drunk” (2017). That record completed his transition from virtuoso bassist to bonafide star and cemented his reputation as a unique voice that transcends genre. “This album is about love, loss, life and the ups and downs that come with that,” Bruner says about “It Is What It Is”. “It’s a bit tongue-in-cheek, but at different points in life you come across places that you don’t necessarily understand… some things just aren’t meant to be understood.”
Black Pumas - Black Pumas Deluxe Edition
Blair - Nightlife / Virgo Princess
Blair
Nightlife / Virgo Princess
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Spaziale)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The first officially licensed, re-mastered reissue of the late ‘70s rare groove classic, ‘Nightlife’ from original Blackbyrds guitarist, Barney "Blair" Perry. Original 12” copies of this New York, soul-crooning, boogie masterpiece trade hands for £225+ and with the likes of DJ Harvey and Mr Scruff putting it on rotation, this reissue is serious news for those in the know.
Only a member of the Blackbyrds for their first two albums, penning their hit 'Walking in Rhythm’, by 1978 Perry had released this lone solo gem that would go unappreciated until the ‘90s rare groove scene embraced it. The title cut, ‘Nightlife’ is a boogie funk madness, drenched in sleazy synths and dripping with trademark Perry guitar solos, soul-soaked vocals and straight-up, NYC style.
On the flip - more than 7 minutes of blissful fusion vibes going by the name of ‘Virgo Princess’, heavy on the sweeping strings and kind of eyes closed, lean-back riffs you'd hope for with Barney at the controls!
Black Pumas - Black Pumas
V.A. - Esterno Notte Volume 3 - The Ultimate Italian Cinematic Prog & Urban Jazz-Funk Collection (1974-1979)
V.A.
Esterno Notte Volume 3 - The Ultimate Italian Cinematic Prog & Urban Jazz-Funk Collection (1974-1979)
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
33,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A deep journey into the secret history of the second half of the 70’s Italian soundtracks, focusing on sounds that were designed for cityscape chases, high-tension scenes, erotic nights, haunting and dream-like sequences. A collection of stunning jazz-funk, cinematic prog and urban disco, unveiling rare or unreleased tracks composed by some of the hip names of the Italian Scene: Alessandro Alessandroni, Pippo Caruso (performed by Goblin), Stelvio Cipriani, Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, Bixio-Frizzi-Tempera, Gianni Oddi, Carlo Savina, Alessandro Blonksteiner, Franco Godi, Sergio Chiti & Gian Paolo Montori. Artwork by Luca Barcellona.
Will Sessions - Memory Lane / Halftime
Will Sessions
Memory Lane / Halftime
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Fat Beats)
16,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
After releasing music for 25 years, and with the passing of this past decade, Fat Beats is revisiting a few of their classic releases with special limited edition 7"s.

The first 3 feature music from Roc Marciano's Marcberg (2009, Fat Beats Records), Black Milk's AOTY (2010, Fat Beats Records) and Will Sessions' Elmatic Instrumentals (2011, Fat Beats Records)
V.A. - Stone Crush: Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987 Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Stone Crush: Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987 Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Light In The Attic)
35,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 17.04.2020
We recommend to pre-order this item as there are only 500 copies made of each variant.

Definitive anthology of Memphis’ Modern Soul Scene
Compiled by Daniel Mathis and Chad Weekley
Liner notes by Memphis curator/writer Andria Lisle and Grammy Award-winning writer Robert Gordon
Unseen archive photos/ephemera
Vinyl housed in a gatefold jacket with 24 page full color book. Limited to 500 black copies,
Memphis has always been a studio town, where making hit records looked easy. An unknown Elvis could walk into Sun Studios and cut a side, while Willie Mitchell worked his magic around the corner at the Hi Records studio. This vast studio ecosystem meant that even when Stax Records folded in 1975, everybody still knew somebody who could get them into a real recording facility. The city’s largest player in the business was gone, but the possibilities that it introduced were not.
Stone Crush is the definitive overview of Memphis’ modern soul scene of the post-Stax years. It’s a collection of funky tracks of hope—from dentist O.T. Sykes, who traded dental work for studio time, to the ad-man who moonlighted as the visionary mastermind behind Captain Fantastic & Starfleet, few of them ever had anything to do with a hit, but across the board, each believed. Like Cato Walker, whose father’s gig as B.B. King’s driver got him an in, and The Bar-Kays’ former costume maker Libra, some had tangential connections to the city’s deep-rooted music scene that gave them a head start on their hopeful path to fame. Over a decade in the making, Stone Crush is an expertly curated compilation of these home-grown slices of Memphis stylings, from roller skate boogie to private press soul to bedroom funk—rare sides whose original copies are considered holy grails by DJs and collectors all over. This collection does more than transport us to a time gone by. It helps us hear what couldn’t be heard then.
James Hunter Six, The - Nick Of Time Black Vinyl Edition
James Hunter Six, The
Nick Of Time Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Daptone)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Back in the spotlight with a sublime new rhythm and blues record, James Hunter follows up six critically acclaimed albums with his latest recording, Nick of Time, set for release on Brooklyn’s renowned soul label Daptone Records.

Nick of Time is a shining testament of how a master songsmith continually draws fresh water from a bottomless well. Recorded and produced by Bosco Mann, Nick of Time features one of today’s foremost soul singers at the top of his game performing with musicians who’ve backed some of the biggest contemporary music stars including Daptone artists Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley. Nick of Time will be internationally released on March 6, 2020.

For Nick of Time, Hunter and Daptone co-founder Bosco Mann hunkered down in the label’s Penrose Studios in Riverside, California for what certainly will be one of 2020’s standout soul recordings. Unmistakably another stunning James Hunter album, Nick of Time is a voyage between beautiful, mid-tempo rumba recalling early King/Federal releases, while lush arrangements summon lost tracks from early '60s Burt Bacharach sessions. Nick of Time is steeped in an era when soul records were driven by earth-shattering vocal performances. James Hunter hands down ushers classic soul music into the 21st Century with a sense of timelessness that’s rare these days.

James Hunter is an everlasting writer of compelling narratives sung with true grit while backed by an ace band of New York City’s finest musicians. Nick of Time finds Hunter in the company of Victor Axelrod (piano), Adam Scone (organ), Rudy Petschauer (drums), Myles Weeks (bass), Michael Buckley (baritone saxophone), and Freddy DeBoe (tenor saxophone). On the road for an extensive U.S., U.K., and European tour in support of Nick of Time, Matt Slocum (keyboards) takes the reins on keys for a hearty James Hunter Six ensemble ready to electrify soul music fans as they hit venerable stages in a city near you.
U.B.'s, The - Synthetic Substitution
U.B.'s, The
Synthetic Substitution
7" | 2008 | US | Reissue (Fraternity)
12,99 €*
Release:2008 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 24.04.2020
In 1973 a little-known record was released that defined the sound of Hip Hop drums. “Synthetic Substitution” is universally acknowledged to be THE source for boom-bap kicks and snares, having been used in hundreds of songs by every big name producer to ever touch a sampler. Now, for the first time, an alternate version of this landmark cut has surfaced. This is no sloppy, bar band cover made for a quick buck – The U.B.’S (a shadowy group of serious session cats, put together by Yeahman & Victor “The Undercover Brother” Piagneri) have crafted a meticulous rework that honors not only the signature drum intro but also, the moody melodic heart of this most soulful classic. Side one of this 45-only release features a Wes Montgomery-esque guitar taking the lead role, while the flip showcases the tough, tight instrumental backing. Essential, stop-you-in-your-tracks material for all beat heads and a real keeper for the soul heads.
Lotte Kaersa & Graesrodderne - Jubiiilaeum
Lotte Kaersa & Graesrodderne
Jubiiilaeum
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Tartelet)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Tartelet Records kicks off 2020 with the reissue of a rare Discogs gem from the early 80s by the legendary Danish composer and music educator Lotte Kærså and her band of young musicians, “Græsrødderne.”
Breathing new life into old recordings, Tartelet Records has collaborated with famed Danish composer Lotte Kærså and her family to restore and re-master an iconic production, digitizing twelve outsanding tracks from the family’s extensive musical archives for the very first time.
The re-issued LP entitled Jubiiilæum (Anniversary) consists of songs taken from Lotte Kærså two first albums “Jeg Har Set Det Selv” (I’ve Seen It Myself) from 1979 and “Hjemme I Vores Gade” (On Our Street) from 1981 – both of which have long been sought after items among diggers and vinyl collectors.
In the nascent stages of her musical journey, Lotte Kærså’s music was already imbued with a new kind of sound. Weaving genres from near and far, elements of exotic sounds such as samba, jazz funk, and dub-reggae come together with a distinctly Danish cheerfulness in the songs’ lyrics.
Stand out tracks in the 2020 release include “Prøv og Gør Ligesom Jeg” (Do As I Do), which has been heard in Nu Guinea’s DJ sets, the Brazilian funk escapade ‘Karneval’ (Carnival), reggae-inspired “Du Kan Bruge Din Krop” (You Can Move Your Body), the brilliant late night dub-not-dub tune “Byen Er Stille” (The City is Silent), and many more.
“All tracks from Lotte Kærså and her family are simply great. The music is psychedelic and tribal, and composed with very peculiar instruments. This is a unique music experience that is very hard to pin down to a specific music genre,” says Massimo Di Lena of Nu Guinea.
Born in 1929, Lotte Kærså showed great musical promise from an early age. However, instead of pursuing her planned education at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music, she chose another path: early childhood education. Starting out her career as a kindergarten teacher, a lifelong commitment to children and their musical education was in the making.
Throughout the 1970s and 80s, Lotte Kærså pioneered innovative pedagogical methods. Combing rhythmical music with dance and movement-based activities, she helped promote their development in novel ways. In the following years, Kærså went on to produce TV for children, write music, and teach music education. To this day, Kærså has remained one of the most progressive music educators of her time, and continues to compose and teach.
In the summer of 2019, Kærså turned 90 years old. To celebrate her life’s work, a reissue of her greatest songs was compiled on a brand new release – Jubiiilæum. In collaboration with the Kærså family, Tartelet Records has brought new energy to a rare and unusual musical treasure, echoing her sound to a new generation of listeners.
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain Black Vinyl Edition
Funkadelic
Maggot Brain Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Westbound)
18,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
... legendary funk !!!

- "Maggot Brain" sampled by Esham for "KKKill the Fetus. . ."

- "Hit it and Quit It" sampled by Ant Banks for "Hit It"

- "You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks" sampled by Chris Rock for "Your Mama's Got a Big Head",
Havoc & Prodeje for "Poot Butt Gangsta",
Insane Poetry for "Manic Depression" and
Smokin Suckas with Logic for "Gangsta Story"
Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA Black Vinyl Edition
Michael Kiwanuka
KIWANUKA Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Polydor)
26,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Michael Kiwanuka releases his third studio album on 25th October 2019. Store exclusive special edition format includes Kiwanuka pressed onto heavyweight pink vinyl and includes a bonus 7".

‘KIWANUKA’ was recorded in New York, LA and London. Michael returned to the studio with Danger Mouse and Inflo, the same production team that combined so magnificently on Love & Hate, KIWANUKA finds a new assuredness in Michael’s writing, and takes the basic sonic blueprint of that last record to a dizzying new realm.

Michael will tell you of his love for records that entwine their songs with incidental skits and shape-shifting spiralling outros, so the listener experience is almost that of listening to one long, dramatic song. KIWANUKA fulfils that winding, dream-like haze, unhurried.
KIWANUKA is Michael serving from the heart, from the mind, and from the soul.

On the album title, Michael explains “This album, it’s kind of a defiant thing; I’m engaging with who I am and I’m not going to have an alter ego, or become Sasha Fierce or Ziggy Stardust, even through everyone’s telling me I need to be this, that or the other. I can just be Michael Kiwanuka.”
Durand Jones & The Indications - American Love Call Black Vinyl Edition
Durand Jones & The Indications
American Love Call Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Dead Oceans)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Durand Jones & the Indications aren't looking backwards. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, the Indications conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, AND the Impressions. Even with an aesthetic steeped in the golden, strings-infused dreaminess of early `70s soul, the Indications' sophomore LP, American Love Call, is planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time. The Indications' 2016 self-titled debut was the product of friends who met as students at Indiana University in Bloomington, In., recorded for $452.11, including a case of beer. American Love Call, the band's sophomore LP is instead the record the Indications dreamed of making, fleshed out with strings, backing vocals, and a newfound confidence in songwriting. Blending a slew of influences from years spent crate-digging, guitarist Blake Rhein says the Indications approach songs in the same way hip-hop producers do, as likely to pull inspiration from `70s folk-rock or classic R&B as they are Nas' Illmatic. "Did I expect to do this shit once I got out of college? Hell no," Jones relays, laughing. "Totally not. But this is what God is telling me to do - move and groove. So I'm gonna stay in my lane."
Daytoner - Apache Street / Michael's Incredible Twin
Daytoner
Apache Street / Michael's Incredible Twin
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Friday's Funky 45 / Dinked)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
18 months after the digital release on Daytoner's 'Shedits 3' EP, 'Apache Steet' finally gets pressed to limited edition 7" wax by Dinked Records/Friday’s Funky 45. This mash of Lou Rawls' tales of tough times with Michael Viner's famous Apache break has proved popular with funk, soul and breaks DJs, holding it's own in Juno Download's Breakbeat Top 10 for a year leading to discerning DJs demanding a vinyl pressing. On the flip is another Apache fuelled monster, 'Michael's Incredible Twin', this time supplying the Skatalites to breaks DJs having featured on the digital 'Shedits 2' EP back in 2016.
Mighty Ryeders, The - Evil Vibrations
Fungai Malianga - Finsbury Park Party / Things We Say Today
Fungai Malianga
Finsbury Park Party / Things We Say Today
7" | 2020 | UK | Original (Backatcha)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Disco-funk recorded in London in the late-70s by Fungai Malianga who’d relocated from South Africa to North London. His funk-led ode to his manor with ‘Finsbury Park Party’ sportin’ Break-beats, tape echo, horn section and a narrative on Harringay’s finest known landscape. This is backed by a disco-funk version of Lennon–McCartney’s ‘Things We Said Today’, not only the most unknown version until now but also the grooviest. Drum & bass grooves to the max.
World Quake Band - Everything Is On The One
World Quake Band
Everything Is On The One
LP | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
24,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ultra-rare modern soul boogie album released in 1980 in a private press. The band leader was Carl Crowder in times on the Mighty Ryeders. Now from Portugal label Mad About Records Monster Miami Funk Dance Floor album is out on vinyl for the first time!!
West Seattle Soul / The Pulsations - Soul Makossa / Black River Crisis
West Seattle Soul / The Pulsations
Soul Makossa / Black River Crisis
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Magik Carpet/Color Red)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
West Seattle Soul is an oozing collaboration of 13-15 Seattle hot shots crammed into a raw, close quarters performance that is blatant and obscure. It's an accidentally defying, thoroughly enjoyable, relapse of Seattle funk. The group has spent the last two years honing their chops at a residency at West Seattle’s Parliament Tavern. When writing original music, this outfit goes by the name "The Pulsations" as presented on the B-Side of this Juicy slice of Seattle Side A: "Soul Makossa" West Seattle Soul put an afro-soul twist on Manu Dibango’s pioneering afro-disco hit “Soul Makossa.” Their arrangement boasts bubbling clavinet, a tenacious horn section, and energetic vocal chants reminiscent of the original with a modern, underground dance music twist. Side B: "Black River Crisis" Forming an Artist for all original music The Pulsations summon the deep pocket in “Black River Crisis.” Spurred from a group writing session, the drum and bass groove pave the way for interlocking guitar parts and a topsy-turvy horn line. The group found inspiration in the cataclysmic nature of the Black River that fed Lake Washington in the Seattle area. The river was inadvertently drained when a canal was constructed from the Puget Sound to Lake Washington. The dried-up river caused a catastrophic loss of a resource that affected local farmers, the salmon population, and Native tribes who still lived alongside the river. It beckons the reality of the inevitable briefness in all facets of life and thusly, “you gotta dig it while it’s happening.”
Doc Flex & Naughty NMX - Dusty Donuts Volume 17
Doc Flex & Naughty NMX
Dusty Donuts Volume 17
7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Dusty Donuts)
9,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
To the Wesssstside! Side A is treated with heavy synth play by Doc Flex infused with a funky guitar lick to get everybody Lifted in the club from the Gin & Juice. It’s enough for George to change his surname to McDre. On the flip, Evelyn let’s us know the The Show Is Over and also How We Do It on a smooth soulful stroll down Crenshaw Blvd. Two G-Funk tracks that are cold as Ice Cubes.
Soul Surfers, The - Summer Madness
Soul Surfers, The
Summer Madness
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Ubiquity)
8,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
ore hot stuff from The Soul Surfers who continue their recent run of covers with their homage to The J.B.'s on their single "Tribute To J.B.s". Kool and the Gang's classic "Summer Madness", now gets the heavy funk treatment from the coldest crew in the North. The signature and instantly recognizable synth line lays down the foundation of Pt.1 while Pt.2 starts off proper with a tasty drumbreak.
Kelly Finnigan - The Tales People Tell Black Vinyl Edition
Kelly Finnigan
The Tales People Tell Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | (Colemine)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / US –
Genre:Organic Grooves
Kelly Finnigan's debut solo album for Colemine Records represents the culmination of his 15 years of experience - in the studio as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer - and touring the US and Europe as a singer, musician, and band-leader. The content within reflects his dedication to expression through the rich American music traditions of soul, gospel, doo-wop, and R&B. The subject is love. Its ecstasies and heartaches. Love sought, found, betrayed, lost, and rediscovered. The result is a marvelous collection of songs and performances that run the gamut from whispering tenderness to roaring appeals; from lean and mean to lush and lovely. And always_always, manifestly honest, and undeniably soulful. With Finnigan guiding these songs from their conception all the way to the record pressing plant, the new release provides the singular voice missing from soul music: a visionary that writes, records, performs and produces his own material.
Janko Nilovic - Soul Impressions
Janko Nilovic
Soul Impressions
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Underdog)
17,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following the recent reissues of Pop Impressions (UR000651) and Super America (UR000651), Underdog Records label follows-up to the series with another brilliant album by French underrated composer and producer, Janko Nilovic!
Kelly Finnigan - I Called You Back Baby HHV EU Exclusive Clear Vinyl Edition
Kelly Finnigan
I Called You Back Baby HHV EU Exclusive Clear Vinyl Edition
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Colemine)
9,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.05.2020
On the heels of a successful European tour and new album from his band Monophonics, Kelly Finnigan is happy to present to you this twosided banger sure to satisfy the funk and soul needs of every DJ. The A-side, "I Called You Back Baby", an answer song to the deep Gloria Barnes soul cut is THE uptempo number from Kelly's album The Tales People Tell. Super funky drums from Monophonics' Austin Bohlman and percussion from Jungle Fire's Steve Haney make the breakbeat on this tune super tough. And after you're done sweating, you're gonna need time to cool off with the one you love. So flip the record over to burn one down with "Impressions Of You", a cut that's already been embraced by the lowrider sweet soul scene. This is a doublebarreled sure shot! FOR FANS OF: Durand Jones & The Indications, Lee Fields, Lee Moses.
Aka Shaic - Ain't No Big Thang Do / Swave Villi Us
Aka Shaic
Ain't No Big Thang Do / Swave Villi Us
7" | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Backatacha)
12,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Released on a shoestring by three musician friends in 1978 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this 'desert soul' double-sider obscurity surfaced onto the collectors scene a decade ago thanks to DJ and label-owner Russell Paine (Super Disco Edits). A genuine rarity recorded "around one or two mics and a mostly-tuned piano" and still pulling heartstrings. Only 250 copies were originally made and given to family and friends with most long gone into the ether. Self-penned, produced and distributed locally by the artists over fourty years ago, this beautiful double-sider complete with Aka Shaic's hand-drawn 'dove design' is available to purchase again for record people everywhere via Backatcha Records.
Prince - The Rainbow Children Clear Limited Edition With Extras
Prince
The Rainbow Children Clear Limited Edition With Extras
2LP | 2001 | EU | Reissue (Legacy)
47,99 €*
Release:2001 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 17.04.2020
Crystal clear vinyl
Rainbow Slipmat
16 page booklet
DJ Soopastole - Soopastole Edits Volume 17
Kelly Finnigan - Since I Don't Have You Anymore Clear Vinyl Edition
Kelly Finnigan
Since I Don't Have You Anymore Clear Vinyl Edition
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Colemine)
9,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The incredible uptempo track from Kelly's debut album that feels like its was pulled straight off of some deep and rare Numero compilation, we are proud to present the stand alone 45 of "Since I Don't Have You Anymore" with the instrumental on the flip.
Jose James - No Beginning No End 2
James Brown / Jimmy Smith - Funky Drummer / Root Down
Hiroshi Sato - Orient
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - Bridges
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
Bridges
LP | 1977 | US | Reissue (Arista)
17,99 €*
Release:1977 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
great album

- "We Almost Lost Detroit" sampled by Black Star for "Brown Skin Lady" and
Grand Puba for "Come On"
V.A. - For The Love Of You
Chuck Brimley - St. Elmos Fire
Chuck Brimley
St. Elmos Fire
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Athens Of The North)
10,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Milwaukee's artist Chuck Brimley's cover of Michael Frank's classic "St. Elmore Fire. An extremely hard to find record that even Andy Noble who runs a second hand record store in Milwaukee Wisconsin where the record is from had not heard, despite knowing Chuck who was a customer. Andy kindly put me in touch last summer and Chuck was happy for us to reissue this rare version.
Flip / Chill-Ill - Bad Breaks Volume IV
Flip / Chill-Ill
Bad Breaks Volume IV
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Bad Breaks)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Bad Breaks brings to you Volume 4, this time making a lil trip towards the beautiful jamaican island.
On side One a classic 90ies Dancehall Tune by Buju Banton is remixed by Flip with adding some knocking drums and some soulsamples for maximum flavor on the dancefloor. Rudeboy tings!
Side B has Austrian producer, DJ and rapper Chill-Ill go back to throwing some reggae samples with heavy drums upon some raplyrics, in this case on Talib Kweli´s track "Listen". Rewind Selektah, now hear this!
Guaranted to make the ladies tweak and the fellas bounce
Rebel, The / Pcj Project - Jb's Need Some Money / Hotgroove Black Vinyl Edition
Al Green - Let's Stay Together Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Al Green
Let's Stay Together Record Store Day 2019 Edition
LP | 1972 | JP | Reissue (Hi)
37,99 €* 39,99 € -5%
Release:1972 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
- RECORD STORE DAY Limited Edition to 200 copies for Europe and US.
- Original Release 1972 from Hi Records
- 180g heavy weight vinyl, Made In Japan
- Original Artwork with Japanese high quality Jacket
- 2019 Remastered from original master
Living legend soul singer Al Green’s Best known Album “Let’s Stay Together”

After two albums loaded with cover songs and draped in the deep influence of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, Al Green used LET'S STAY TOGETHER to introduce his own style to the world. Green wrote or co-wrote seven of the nine songs on LET'S STAY TOGETHER, including the title track, his only No. 1 pop single. Love and relationships provided a universal theme for this sweet soul music. The lightly surging groove of "Let's Stay Together" carries a plea for reconciliation; the delicate ballad "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" (a Bee Gees cover) addresses the aftermath of a breakup. Throughout LET'S STAY TOGETHER, the Hi Records house band fits exquisitely with Green's heav- enly tenor, whether it be Charles Hodges's inspirational organ fills on "La-La For You" or brother Teenie Hodges' understated guitar riffs on "It Ain't No Fun To Me." Throw in a brassy horn section and lush string arrangements, and you have a perfectly balanced slice of soul. Some consider Al Green to be the greatest soul singer who ever lived. LET'S STAY TOGETHER, a purely joyful listen from beginning to end, makes a very good case.
Cymande - Cymande
Cymande
Cymande
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Janus)
19,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
sampled by Masta Ace, De La Soul, Fugees ...
Fat Freddys Drop - Based On A True Story
Fat Freddys Drop
Based On A True Story
2LP | 2005 | UK | Original (The Drop)
19,99 €*
Release:2005 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
1st studio produced album by the New Zealand group from 2005. The album utilized the band's trademark dub, reggae, soul and funk influenced sound, and has been successful both in terms of sales and of critical reception. 7 times platinum in New Zealand!
Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc. - Lupita
Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc.
Lupita
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Matasuna)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Matasuna Records is delighted to reissue one of their absolute highlights and favourite songs of Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc. As well as the original version, which was released on a 7inch by Mr. Bongo a few years ago and is completely sold out, they've included a rework by the restless and well-known US producer & Dj Bosq. His version, which became a DJ weapon as a digital promo, is now officially licensed on vinyl for the first time. For this release his version was revised once again for the best possible sound quality on an essential 7inch with the newly mastered original song.
Joseph Van Het Groenewoud, who would later become known as Nico Gomez, was a musician & composer from the Netherlands. He spent his youth in the Antilles, Cuba and other islands of the Caribbean, which had an unmistakable influence on his music. As a passionate musician and skilled guitarist he was familiar with the typical rhythms and melodies of this region. Later he returned to the Netherlands, before fleeing from there to Belgium in 1946 to escape from serving in the Dutch army in Indonesia. From then on he called himself Nico Ooms. It's said that he was so obsessed with Cuban music that he changed his name to Nico Gomez - in any case, the name fit better with the Latin American music he brought to the stage. He had made a name for himself as a composer and arranger for various artists and orchestras – e.g. he wrote for Los Chakachas, a well-known Belgian Latinsoul combo. But he also conducted the Nico Gomez Orchestra.
One of the most sought-after recordings was the 1971 album Ritual by his band Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc. It is considered one of the best Afrolatin albums of the 1970s - especially once this masterpiece was (re)discovered by Djs and its popularity soared. The album is a tasty mixture of Latinfunk grooves, deep Afrosoul and Chicano rock influences like fuzzy guitar and heavy organ.
Lupita on the A-side is a cover version of the song by Perez Prado, the Cuban-born King of Mambo, who has legendary status in his adopted country of Mexico. In contrast to Prado's elated original, Nico Gomez's version is an absolute funk monster, driven by heavy percussions, psychedelic organ grooves, fuzz guitar, exciting brass and a deep bass line. A truly extraordinary song!
Bosq's version on the B-side takes the original even further, adding more percussive elements and killer beats and breaks. His DJ-friendly rework has proven itself on dance floors around the world, always turning the mood into a hot melting pot.
Children Of Zeus - Royal / Get What's Yours
Children Of Zeus
Royal / Get What's Yours
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (First Word)
7,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
As a little treat for Valentines Day, a double AA-side single from Manchester hip hop soul heavyweights, Children of Zeus. Two non-album loosies get an official release on First Word on this, their 5th 7" vinyl single release.
First up, there's some classic vintage soul vibes on the slinkily smooth sounds of 'Royal', which first appeared as a free download on Valentines Day last year. The inimitable vocals of Tyler Daley saunter atop a truly regal break on this essential slow jam - perfect quiet storm business.
On the flip, a more contemporary jam sitting somewhere in the cracks between neo-soul, new jack swing and hip hop, as CoZ do so well, on the uplifting new year, new mantra of 'Get What's Yours', which previously appeared on First Word Records' free annual compilation 'Two Syllables'. A future anthem, for sure.
2020 is set to be another busy year for Konny Kon & Tyler Daley. As they continue to rock shows across the globe, they are busily working on their second official album, set to land before the year is out.
Please note, neither of these tracks will appear on any album in the future, and will ONLY be available on this very limited edition dinked 7" single.
Both joints are already being bumped far & wide by the usual selectors.
Don't get royally left behind, make sure you get what's yours…
Afro Dub - Total Funk
Afro Dub
Total Funk
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Sound Exhibitions)
9,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Sound Exhibitons present one 7" composed by Afro Dub & LTG long Travel Groove with 4 tracks with funk and Afro beat influences.
Kid Sundance - James Crown – Get Down
Kid Sundance
James Crown – Get Down
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Dutch Gems / Rucksack)
10,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 300 copies. A collab between Kid Sundance, Dutch Gems & Rucksack Records.
Speedometer - Our Kind Of Movement
Speedometer
Our Kind Of Movement
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Freestyle)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Speedometer, the UK's premier funk band, started out in 1999 playing classic funk tunes by artists such as The Meters and The JB's in small clubs across the Southeast of England.

In 2000 they released their first single, "Soul Safari" onSoul Firethe seminal New York label. This was soon followed with a slew of fine limited pressing releases on Timmion and Kennel Klub. Their opening release for Freestyle was a 7" featuring a blistering funk cover ofBeyonce's"Work it Out", withRia Currieon vocals.

Over the years, Speedometer have worked with a host of US funk legends including Joe Quarterman, Eddie Bo, Marva Whitney, Martha High, Sharon Jones, James Bell (Highlighters), Lee Fields, Billy WootenandRobert Moore.All were blown away by Speedometer's authenticity and dedication to faithfully creating that original soul-funk sound.

Our Kind of Movementis Speedometer's 5th album release for Freestyle (excluding two compilations of archive releases) and seesVanessa JamieandNajwa EzzaherjoinJames Junioron vocal duties.

On this album, the band re-explore their own diverse influences combining the heritage ofLatin FunkinFunky Amigo,Afro-BeatonAbuja Sunrise,Indian SsychedeliconKashmir, theNorthern SoulonWe gave up too soon". There is, of course, a hefty dose of new heavy weight funk and soul tunes, as you would expect.

After 20 years of making funky music, this LP brings their experiences all together on one record whilst keeping the funk groove at it's heart.

This is Speedometer's "Kind of Movement".
Ikebe Shakedown - Stone By Stone
Ikebe Shakedown
Stone By Stone
LP | 2014 | US | Reissue (Ubiquity)
22,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released in 2014. Ikebe Shakedown’s powerful instrumental soul takes “big unison horns, slinky bass lines, tight little guitar licks—and blends them with tasty grooves culled from '70s-style horn-driven funk (WNYC Soundcheck).” The Brooklyn-based collective is set to follow up their well-received self-titled debut album with the heavier, more mature sound of their second full-length Stone By Stone. The self-produced album was recorded at the famed “House of Soul” Daptone Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Notes bassist Vince Chiarito, "Thinking of all the great music that has come out of the Daptone Studio really pushed us to refine our songs and grow as a band. It was really inspiring to record there." The band adds that, “Stone By Stone is a much more layered and arranged album. The self-titled debut captured the raw energy of us playing live and the new record is much more of a studio effort. Psychedelic textures weave in and out of the grooves while the horn section offers an explosive response. The songs are heavy and danceable and show our moodier, more melodic side.” The seven-piece band—named after a favorite Nigerian boogie record and pronounced “ee-KAY-bay”—formed in 2008 and has developed a mighty horn section anchored by tight, deep-pocketed grooves. Following 2009’s debut EP Hard Steppin', the band released their self-titled debut full-length LP on Ubiquity Records in 2011 that Okayplayer called “an adventurous trip through time” and “one of the best releases of the year.” Their music has also been featured on a number of television shows and commercials including HBO's Eastbound and Down, Mini Cooper and Vans.
Midnight Runners - Kuda Arabs
Midnight Runners
Kuda Arabs
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Born To Shine)
8,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
With this upcoming release we'll take you on a short vacation and leave our modern funk path.
Our beautiful family label is giving birth to this incredible indonesian psychedelic / disco edits on December 15th. Big love to Midnight Runners for creating this beautuy and Tom Sky from Black Pearl Records for restauration and mastering.

We'll continue to funk and wishing you a GOOD DAY!
Lego Edit & Vito Lalinga V - Dancefloor Funk Yellow Vinyl Edition
Twylyte '81 - The First Coming
Twylyte '81
The First Coming
LP | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Favorite)
21,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
We are very proud to presents this official and first ever reissue of The First Coming, by Twylyte ’81, an extremely rare and underrated Soul-Jazz album produced and released in 1981.
Twylyte ’81 was a 3 pieces band composed of Frank Jones Jr., Alfred Brown Jr. and John Belzaguy, who, except for John, have never recorded anything else than this incredible album. The First Coming is primarily standing out by a superb composition, mixing touch of Soul, Jazz, and Disco together. It secondly shines thanks to the amazing deep and spiritual voice of the band leader, Frank Jones Jr., whose vocals style can sometime remind of John Lucien. Even more impressive is the fact that these 3 fellas were all less or close to 18 years old when composing and recording this beauty. As did others brilliant hidden projects such as Ted Coleman Band, or Minority Band, it was also useful for Twylyte ’81 to receive the support of JSR Records, a kind of non-profit label dedicated to help young bands and artists in recording and producing their own records.
Here are a few words from Al Brown Jr. about this release: “After 38 years, I still have the euphoric feeling while listening to this album. I would say that this was one of my greatest achievements. I want to say "Thank you" Pascal Rioux and associates for sharing the group's vision with the rest of the world. I pray the listeners will feel a portion of what we tried to convey through these songs. When I first began this project, I thought it was just killing time. Being 17 years old at the time, I didn't see the music we worked on being recorded. We (Frank and I) were in a basement practicing each song. Who knew that this music would be recorded let alone picked up 38 years later? I still remember every beat, drum roll, every stop/start; everything. Wow, the nostalgia of it all. I wish this album much successful and I hope in the future I can perform this album live.”
Monophonics - Chances Black Vinyl Edition
Monophonics
Chances Black Vinyl Edition
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Colemine)
8,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
First single from Monophonics' new album, It's Only Us. This is the first new material from the group since their 2015 album Sound Of Sinning and they're picking up right where they left off, blending authentic soul with hints and leans of psychedelic elements as well. And on the heels of Kelly Finnigan's debut solo record, the group just continues to get stronger and stronger with regard to production and songwriting. This 45 of "Chances" hits stores on February 7 and their new album will be out on March 13!
Weldon Irvine - Time Capsule
Weldon Irvine
Time Capsule
LP | 1973 | UK | Reissue (Pure Pleasure)
29,99 €*
Release:1973 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
For fans of funk, soul and jazz, it doesn't get much better than this 1973 classic.
180 gram LP

The sublime Time Capsule remains Weldon Irvine's most fully realized and influential recording. A supremely talented multi-instrumentalist and composer, Irvine had a musical vision that was unerringly soulful, spiritual, and funky. Assembled as a kind of musical scrapbook documenting the thought patterns and belief systems of the early '70s, it nevertheless boasts a surprising vitality and timelessness thanks to luminous funk grooves that anticipate the latter-day emergence of acid jazz. Irvine also rhymes over several tracks, further cementing his influence on successive generations of hip-hop. A profoundly righteous spirituality winds through all eight of Time Capsule's performances, assaying both the affection ('Soul Sisters') and anger ('Watergate') vying for control of post-Woodstock America. Irvine's searing keyboard and piano playing further capture the moment in question, deftly balancing between beatitude and bitterness. For fans of funk, soul and jazz, it doesn't get much better than this 1973 classic.
Harleighblu & Bluestaeb - She Deluxe Colored Vinyl Edition
Harleighblu & Bluestaeb
She Deluxe Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (HHV)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Limited edition of 300 copies incl. all instrumentals on grey colored vinyl!

Harleighblu heard Bluestaeb’s music for the first time in London’s Jazz Café in 2016 and approached him to work on an album shortly after that. The multinational duo decided to search for new ways to express their common love for uncompromised hip-hop and R&B. Bluestaeb’s soulful approach to beat making complements Harleighblu’s performance perfectly as she stakes her claim on the neo soul and hip-hop territory she always identified with as an artist. Speaking about the collaboration Bluestaeb says: “When I got the first demo recordings from Harleighblu, I was blown away. I’ve worked with multiple singers before, but this time I felt that somebody finally really knew how to handle my beats properly and turn them into songs.“ Their debut project “She” achieves a distinctive sound that merges old school aesthetics with a new school attitude and organic instrumentation, progressive neo soul and beat heavy hip-hop, whilst Harleighblu’s unique vocals push through the sonic boundaries of R&B. “She” was recorded at Manolo Purple Studio, the Berlin homebase of Bluestaeb and his longtime collaborator S. Fidelity, who recorded, executive produced and mixed the album and accompanied the artists throughout the entire creative process. The record also features Blue’s Jakarta Records label mate JuJu Rogers and a variety of instrumentalists hailing from the UK, France and Germany.

Harleighblu introduced herself in 2013 with the charismatic, beat-heavy soul of her Tru Thoughts debut LP “Forget Me Not”, which was championed by 1xtra’s Mistajam and BBC 6 Music’s Don Letts. Since then she has not looked back, garnering critical acclaim for her unique style from the likes of Complex, Dummy, The Line Of Best Fit and Clash to name but a few. She has performed at prestigious festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Kendal Calling, Boomtown and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide festival.

Hailed as an up and coming ‘queen of soul’ with references to Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, Harleighblu’s signature sound has matured into a frank, self-possessed voice that pulls no punches and makes no apologies. Bringing us honest, feminine, yet unrepentant lyrical touches and establishing herself as one of the UK's most promising young artists.

On the other hand, Bluestaeb made his name through his releases via German tastemaker label Jakarta Records, where he released alongside Kaytranada, Ta-Ku and Mura Masa. His solo efforts ‘Rodalquilar’ (2015) and ‘Everything Is Always a Process’ (2018) and his collaboration project “LIT - Lost In Translation” with rapper JuJu Rogers have been internationally praised for their warm characteristic sound receiving airplays on Soulection, BBC 1, Rinse.FM and many more. His works have amassed more than 20 million streams and Bluestaeb has played shows and festival all over Europe, including Melt Festival and splash! Festival.
Sudan Archives - Athena Bronze Marbled Vinyl Edition
Sudan Archives
Athena Bronze Marbled Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
She first emerged as an avant-garde violinist who channeled her playing through loop pedals. Then songwriter, vocal performer, and beatmaker. She's captivated audiences at festivals around the world, touring her trail-blazing EPs Sudan Archives (2017) and Sink (2018). Sudan's many identity coalesces in her debut album, Athena: a psychedelic, magnetic take on modern R&B.

"When I was a little girl, I thought I could rule the world," Sudan Archives announces in the sparse, string-plucked opening bars of Athena, on the strident "Did You Know". Her musicality and sense of self-belief developed as a young child in the church. Born Brittney Parks, but called Sudan from a young age, she moved around Cincinnati, Ohio many times as a child; religion and music were the most stable forces in her life. It was in church that Sudan began learning to play the violin by ear, participating in ensemble performances. "I remember begging my mom to get me a violin," she says. "From there I just never let it go – it felt like I had a purpose."

Growing up with a twin sister, Sudan also learned young that she was the "bad twin". Her stepdad – a one-time music industry executive – tried to turn the two into a pop duo when they were teenagers, but Sudan would miss rehearsals and curfew so frequently that the project was abandoned. Still, the experience was valuable: "My stepdad basically planted this whole idea of artistry as a career," she remembers. Though she left the band behind, Sudan clung onto the idea of pursuing music when she moved to Los Angeles at age 19. While studying and holding down two jobs, she would spend her spare time "fucking around with some beats and making some weird shit", which she released tentatively under the name Sudan Moon – a combination of her childhood nickname and her love of Sailor Moon. The ethereal quality of those early lo-fi, G-funk-inspired beats would eventually make its way into Sudan's current sound.

It was once she discovered ethnomusicology, and learned to incorporate the violin into her beats, that she really unlocked a new level. Cameroonian electronic music pioneer Francis Bebey was an early inspiration: "His music is so simple, and the way he combines strings and electronic music is such a vibe.” From there, she educated herself about other artists and ethnomusicologists, learning about the history of one-string fiddling in Ghana, Sudan, and all over the world, which "blew my mind". Now a fervent crate-digger with ambitions of studying ethnomusicology, she changed her artist name to Sudan Archives.

After she met with Stones Throw A&R and Leaving Records founder Matthewdavid, Peanut Butter Wolf signed her to Stones Throw. Her self-titled debut EP introduced the world to Sudan's fusion of North African-style fiddling, layered R&B harmonies, and pared-back production. Her second EP Sink was a resounding six-track statement that, according to Jenn Pelly at Pitchfork, saw Sudan "level up as a songwriter" — especially true of the bold self-love song "Nont For Sale".

Those EPs, Sudan says, were "like a haiku of what the album is". Athena is "more in your face, more confrontational – and that's also how I've grown as an artist. I used to be a hermit who would make beats in her bedroom, but now I'm working with other writers, producers and instrumentalists, I've learned how to communicate. It feels like I'm almost back in church." At first, it was tough for Sudan to cede any control in her creative process, but as she got stuck into the sessions with producers Wilma Archer (Jessie Ware, Nilufer Yanya), Washed Out, Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Sampha, King Krule), and Paul White (Danny Brown, Charli XCX), she opened up. The resulting album, whittled down to 12 taut tracks from around 60, is her most ambitious work yet.

On the album's cover, she poses as a Greek goddess sculpted in bronze. Simultaneously at her most powerful — channelling the energy of her princess warrior heroes Xena and Sailor Moon — and her most vulnerable, Sudan challenges the viewer to see what's under the surface. "I'm naked!" she says. "I don't have anything to hide at all, it's all out there."
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - The Serpent's Mouth HHV Exclusive Green Vinyl Edition
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
The Serpent's Mouth HHV Exclusive 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. Picking
up 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 the
eight-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 crisp
and 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 back
to the Zulu Nation / Bronx block party days) – uncoincidentally, the original version featured a guitar lick that emulated a steel pan run. Here, it gets
an even more pulsating groove, adding open-drums breaks throughout, to get DJs salivating. The group veers through more inventively-constructed
covers 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 first
single, “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 of
the 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 song
with Bernhard Hummer as an instrumental fantasy story – think of pirates, smugglers and a dangerously beautiful sea passage towards the island. It
became 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 is
firmly leading the way into the hearts of music fans around the world.
John Anderson - Inner City Blues
Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
Bobby Womack - Across 110Th Street
Bobby Womack
Across 110Th Street
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (United Artists)
19,99 €*
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!
Mighty Ryeders / Family Tree - Evil Vibrations / Family Tree
Mighty Ryeders / Family Tree
Evil Vibrations / Family Tree
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Mighty Tree)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two classic soul heavy funk cuts, from '78 and '75 jam packed with good time grooves, heavyweight licks and insatiable melodies take centre stage once again!
Mighty Mocambos, The - Superstrada / Concrete Stardust Extended Versions
Mighty Mocambos, The
Superstrada / Concrete Stardust Extended Versions
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Mocambo)
7,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Funk 45 champions The Mighty Mocambos deliver another colourful record in their favorite format. Both break-heavy psychedelic soul score theme Supertrada and battle proven b-boy jam Concrete Stardust are from the much celebrated album "2066". By popular demand, here they come in exclusive DJ-friendly uncut/extended versions. A hard-hitting double-sider set to be a resident in your 45 case.
Ratgrave (Max Graef & Julius Conrad) - Rock
Moniquea - Los Robles & Washington
Moniquea
Los Robles & Washington
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Mofunk)
23,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
For her third release on the MoFunk label, Moniquea takes to the streets on a certified west coast ride. Named after the corner she resided at in Pasadena, California, during the mid 90’s, L os Robles & Washington is equal parts tribute to her hometown, ode to the laid back Los Angeles lifestyle, and a forward-thinking envisionment of how the g-funk sound of nearly three decades past fits perfectly with the modern funk sound of the present day. Uptempo offerings such as “All The Time,” “Under Control,” & the Mofak-produced “Who Is That Girl” (feat. XL Middleton & Kevin “Slow Jammin” James) channel boogie-era funk legends and Venice Beach pop lock battles, while more medium-paced tracks like “Get Away With My Lovin,” “Put Your Trust In Me,” or the album’s title cut evoke liquor store runs in hot weather and tendrils of chronic smoke trailing from Buick Regal windows. Indeed, the straightforwardly titled “House Party” paints a portrait of a bygone era so vividly it feels like it just happened last weekend - The backyard boogie, the pregame beforehand, the thrill of cutting loose at someone’s house as if it was the Century Club. Finally, the tracks “Believe Me” (feat. Zackey Force Funk & Polyester The Saint) & “Always On The Run” carry nods to contemporary west coast rap & ‘future R&B’ respectively. The bulk of production on L os Robles & Washington is handled by XL Middleton, who continues to serve up varied platters of funk, from “G” to “modern
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