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Kourosh Yaghmaei - Back From The Brink: Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran 1973 - 1979
Kourosh Yaghmaei
Back From The Brink: Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran 1973 - 1979
3LP | 2011 | US | Original (Now-Again)
34,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Attention: the sticker says "incl. booklet", but there's no booklet inside!

Now-Again Records is proud to present "Back From The Brink", the only legitimately licensed collection of the godfather of Iranian psychedelic rock, Kourosh Yaghmaei. Known within the Iranian diaspora simply by his first name, Kourosh’s Pre-Revolution recordings were thought lost after Islamic fundamentalists took control of Iran. They weren’t: Kourosh had protected them – along with key ephemera from the 70’s. Their collection here - spread over a 3-LP - bolstered by Kourosh’s first person recollections of Iran’s 70s rock scene and its death after the Revolution, tells the story of an immensely talented artist’s desire to persevere in the face of terrible adversity.
Johnny Pate - OST Bucktown
Big Ella - The Queen
Big Ella
The Queen
7" | 2010 | EU | Original (Record Shack)
8,49 €* 9,99 € -15%
Release:2010 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited 10th Anniversary 45 With A Highly In Demand Dancefloor Favourite That Is Heavily Loved By R'n'B, Northern Soul, Mod & Deep Funk Dancers Plus A Mega-Gritty Flipside By The Same Artist
Sweat Band - Sweat band
Sweat Band
Sweat band
LP | 1980 | US | Reissue (CBS)
7,99 €*
Release:1980 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
produced and arranged by Bootsy Collins & Fred Wesley
World Psychedelic Funk Classics - Psych-Funk 101
World Psychedelic Funk Classics
Psych-Funk 101
2LP | 2009 | US | Original (World Psychedelic Funk Classics)
30,99 €*
Release:2009 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Psych-Funk 101 introduces students to the global phenomenon of psychedelic funk music, and covers the “golden years” of the movement, from approximately 1967 until 1980. This compilation does not focus on American and British bands. Rather it focuses on the bands throughout the Global Village that were influenced by the innovation of American and British bands – that many times one upped the heroes they sought to emulate.
This compilation focuses on bands influenced by James Brown, The Meters, Sly and The Family Stone, Booker T and The MGs and The Bar Kays and unsung rhythmic forces such as drummers Bernard Purdie, Idris Muhammad, Earl Palmer, bassists such Carol Kaye and Jimmy Lewis. It focuses on bands who took that energy and combined it with the flair of psychedelic-rock musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and the ensemble known as Cream – as well as pop-rock acts taken by the experimental side of psychedelia such as The Beatles. But these bands added their own, unique cultural flourishes.
The result is mind-bending. Think about it for a second – what musical forces were greater than that of funk and psychedelic music in the late 60s and early 70s? These forces, combined by bands happy to incorporate folk music and improvisational elements from other musical forms, lead to an amazing body of work still being unearthed by researchers the world over – and still capable of inspiring new investigations into shapes of rhythm.
Wayne Shorter - The Soothsayer
The Rance Allen Group - I Feel Like Going On / Can't Get Enough
Bernie Worrell - All The Woo In The World
Maston - Panorama
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Be With)
28,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 30.09.2022
With Panorama, Frank Maston pays homage to the classic era of library records and Italian soundtracks of the 70s. A blissed-out, grooving collection of filmic cues, it continues the unique brilliance of Tulips and Darkland. Elegant and easy, subtle and stylish, breezy and beautiful; this is his Maston-piece. Commissioned by legendary label KPM, Panorama cements Maston as a master of modern classics and the most mesmeric of contemporary composers.

In early 2020, Be With suggested to Frank that he should make a KPM record. He wasn't aware that they were still putting out new library records - but he was super keen: "It was completely surreal and it still hasn't fully sank in that I have a record in that catalog, sitting alongside those incredible albums that were so influential to me."

Frank was visiting family in his hometown of LA in March 2020 when the world ground to a halt so the KPM project arrived at a fortuitous moment. Having fantasised about committing to a record with no distractions, with a proper budget, access to his gear and space to work in - to really dig in and try to write and arrange the best work he could possibly make - it was a real "be careful what you wish for" moment. But, as Frank explained, "it completely saved my year and sanity to have something to focus on and get excited about. It was my lifeline." He spent seven months on it, working almost every day.

Maston had already been making library-influenced music so when KPM outlined the criteria for the tracks it was exactly what he had been doing all along. He thought the best approach would be to make a follow-up to Tulips that had a parallel life as a KPM record. Enjoying complete creative freedom, “gave me the drive to power through and dig in deep. I'm not sure if I could have kept myself on such a rigorous recording schedule under my own steam, and I think the momentum I had writing and recording it is part of the strength of this record."

Maston’s sleek retro-groove instrumentals emulate the classic KPM “Greensleeve” reel-to-reel recordings that provided mood-setting music for mid-century cinema, television, and radio programs. Apparently in close conversation with the John Cameron-Keith Mansfield KPM pastoral masterclass Voices In Harmony, Maston's Panorama could be heard as that record's funky follow-up. Yes, it's *that good*. Another reference point from the hallowed library would be Francis Coppieter's wonderful Piano Viberations.
Kazu Matsui Project - See You There
Kazu Matsui Project
See You There
LP | 1987 | JP | Reissue (Tokuma Japan Communications Co., Ltd./Lawson Entertainment Inc.)
77,99 €*
Release:1987 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 26.08.2022
Japanese Fusion/Boogie Classic! AOR super-popular Japanese AOR album to be reissued on LP!

From the project by Kaz Matsui, a fusion musician active both in Japan and overseas, 'see YOU There' is reissued on LP, a masterpiece that has received Want requests from all over the world!

Included 'Midnight Shuffle', one of the smoothest urban boogie among many Japanese classics! The fresh, sentimental synthesizers and fresh drum machines are just what the world needs right now.
Tone B. Nimble - Soul Is My Salvation Chapter 9
Tone B. Nimble
Soul Is My Salvation Chapter 9
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Rain&Shine)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 19.08.2022
Tone B. Nimble hit us with a seemingly endless list of possible songs to license, and to that end we’re blessed to be able to offer a ‘bonus’ chapter of two in-demand University gospel choir cuts - Side One from Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK) and Side Two from Rutgers University (New Jersey). Original LPs are hard to come across, here Tone B. Nimble selects the best two tracks, re-mastered in DJ friendly 7" 45rpm format! "Soul is My Salvation is a collection of dance friendly gospel songs. The mission is to simply uplift your spirit through music and word. Dancefloors around the world mirror the reactions of Churches from the 70’s and 80’s when experiencing these recordings" - Tone B. Nimble
Jeffrie & Early - Dance & Free Your Mind
Jeffrie & Early
Dance & Free Your Mind
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Sonic Wax)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 09.09.2022
Dance & Free You Mind' the original from '76 by Sins Of Satan has always been one our favourites at here at Sonic Wax, so as an homage to that original Matt & Lee decided on a project to give this wonderful modern dancer a new lease of life. Tight, light & crisp production punchy brass & those fabulous Willie Bee vocals.
Jensine Benitez - Ilusion De Amor / The Sparkle In Your Eyes
Jensine Benitez
Ilusion De Amor / The Sparkle In Your Eyes
7" | 2022 | US | Original (Penrose)
10,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 30.09.2022
It is our distinct pleasure to announce the debut solo effort from Thee Sacred Souls' own Jensine Benitez. Anyone who has had the privilege to catch Thee Sacred Souls live is already well familiar with Jensine. On a nightly basis, when she gracefully steps into the spotlight for one of her solos, her mellifluous voice and commanding stage presence sends the crowd into a frenzy of adoration and unadulterated joy. With this single she enriches that charm with honeyed melodies set to floaty rhythms that are sure to have you bobbing your head with the windows rolled down. "Ilusión de Amor" is a lilting lament sung en español about a forlorn lover whose deep, brooding sadness has left them yearning well beyond any hope of reconciliation. On the flip is "The Spar kle in Your Eyes," a vibey, mid-t empo mover that will have couples crowding dance-floors for decades to come. A stunning two-sider that epitomizes the kind of soul music we dig. Snatch this one up quick, or tears may fall..
The Rolling Stones & Muddy Waters - Live At The Checkerboard Lounge
The Hp's - Hope To See You Again
The Hp's
Hope To See You Again
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Lrk)
17,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 19.08.2022
300 copies pressed

The A side was released back digitally in March. "Hope To See You Again" Which is an original song with Claire Davis on lead vocals

Better things is coming out digitally 15th July and it will be on a Ltd edition 45 vinyl. The Pre-Orders for the vinyl will be starting soon.

The B side is a killer version of her classic tune, "Better Things" The soulful vocals of Claire Davis are accompanied by jaunty horns and keyboards, and the cool groovebefits the positive lyrics ("I'm a better woman than I have been")

Introducing The HP's. This talent-studded Hamilton-based funk/soul collective is poised to make major moves with the release of their debut 45. The group is the brainchild of drummer/bandleader 'Parkside' Mike Renaud, the founder/owner of noted Canadian music company Hidden Pony Records & Management. A life-long fervent fan of funk and old school soul, Parkside has assembled a crack team of musicians and vocalists dedicated to his vision of breathing vibrant new life into these classic forms. Drawing inspiration from the likes of James Brown and The J.B.'s and Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings. The title pays tribute to Renaud's hometown, Hamilton, and The H.P.'s sound
honours The Hammer's core characteristics of rugged authenticity. Get ready to get Gritty!

— The HP's have partnered with UK based soul label LRK Records for the release of their latest single "Hope To See You Again", featuring Canadian soul singer and LRK alum Claire Davis

— "Hope To See You Again" arrives digitally March 31st, 2022 with the 45" expected summer 2022

— The 45" single will also include a cover of the Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings classic "Better Things"

The HP's.

To the Canadian music industry, 'Parkside' Mike Renaud is best known as the founder and owner of Hidden Pony
Records & Management, now widely recognized as one of Canada's premiere talent-development labels and artist
management companies. Past and present artists on Renaud's roster include Said The Whale, The Elwins, The Dirty
Nil, Hannah Georgas, Imaginary Cities, Jeremy Fisher, Odds, and many more.
Not many are aware that this popular industry power player actually got his start in music as a drummer in a '90s
Montreal soul/funk band called Parkside Jones (the source of his nickname). When he moved over to the business
side of music, beginning with top indie label Aquarius Records, Mike Renaud packed the kit away, launching himself
into the biz with full passion, commitment, and skill.
Mike has now resurrected his kit (after 20 years), honed his chops, and emerged as the driving force behind The
Renaud recalls the spark that reignited his love of playing drums: "The first time I played them in 20 years was at the
memorial for [industry comrade] Jon Box at The Opera House in Toronto. I was talked into playing with Chris Murphy
[Sloan], Terra Lightfoot, and the Dirty Nil guys on a version of 'Handle With Care.'"
This renewed love affair would lead to Mike's vision for The H.P.'s. From his teenage years, his favourite musical
genre has been classic soul and funk, and he has an encyclopedic knowledge of these styles. Heartened to see the
growing international community building around these sounds, Mike decided to make his own creative contribution to
the form. He recruited musical and vocal collaborators from his hometown (plus a couple of Toronto imports) for the
project, and The H.P.'s were born.
The group name, The H.P.'s, pays homage to James Brown's legendary band, The J.B.'s, with these initials
referencing Hidden Pony. The album title is a tribute to Renaud's hometown, Hamilton, and The H.P.'s sound
honours The Hammer's core characteristics of grit and authenticity. Mike actually spent some time co-managing the
current J.B.'s.
The late Sharon Jones, a key inspiration for Renaud, is honoured via a killer version of her classic tune, "Better
Things." The soulful vocals of Claire Davis are accompanied by jaunty horns and keyboards, and the cool groove
befits the positive lyrics ("I'm a better woman than I have been").
Giving this cover extra resonance are the memorable encounters both Davis and Renaud had with Jones back in
2015. A documentary portrait of the soul great, Miss Sharon Jones!, had its world premiere at the Toronto
International Film Festival (tiff), and Claire Davis was doing a house concert playing DapKings songs that night.
The band came across the party and jammed along, then, when one of the Dap Kings backup singers couldn't cross
the border, Claire got the call to fill in at Sharon Jones' headlining show at Hamilton's Supercrawl fest.
In a cool twist of fate, Mike Renaud was one of the organizers of that show, and was tasked with looking after
Sharon. The two bonded instantly and deeply, as Mike recalls. "While driving her to soundcheck, Sharon confided in
me that her cancer had returned. She didn't want anyone to know, as the documentary was about her conquering it,
and she didn't want people to be bummed out at the news. It was my 40th birthday that day, and Sharon actually
stopped her show to sing me Happy Birthday in a soulful way!"

Shakethehoof.com added "Hope To See you Again' to their playlist https://www.musicto.com/shake-a-hoof/the-hps-ft-claire-davis-hope-to-see-you-again-the-hoof-chats/

"better Things" has gone straight into the UK Soul chart breakers at No 8
Sudan Archives - Natural Brown Prom Queen Black Vinyl Edition
Sudan Archives
Natural Brown Prom Queen Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
32,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 09.09.2022
Fittingly for a record named for a homecoming event, Natural Brown Prom Queen is all about home – both Sudan’s adopted hometown of L.A. and Cincinnati, where she was raised. The album takes in themes of race, womanhood, and the fiercely loyal, loving relationships at the heart of Sudan’s life with her family, friends and partner.

Whereas Sudan came up as a violinist and loop maker creating beats in her bedroom, on Natural Brown Prom Queen she worked with producers including MonoNeon, Simon on the Moon, Hi-Tek and Nosaj Thing, and invited her family members to contribute lyrics and vocals. Over 18 tracks spanning hip-hop, disco-influenced R&B, Afrocentric soul, and much more, Sudan gets into character as Britt, the girl next door from Cincinnati who drives around the city with the top down and shows up to high-school prom in a pink furry bikini with her thong hanging out her denim skirt. While Sudan is unafraid to be vulnerable, tender and open about her insecurities, the record is also about finding pleasure – after all, this is the artist who played violin upside-down on a pole in a music video. On Natural Brown Prom Queen, Sudan Archives invites you to join in and embrace that shared joy.
V.A. - Motown Collected
Betty Davis - Betty Davis
Betty Davis
Betty Davis
Tape | 1973 | US | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
19,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 18.11.2022
Ms. Davis’s unique story, still sadly mostly unknown, is unlike any other in popular music. Betty wrote the song “Uptown” for the Chambers Brothers before marrying Miles Davis in the late ‘60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jim i Hendrix — personally inspiring the classic album ’Bitches Brew.’
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Bernie Worrell & Khu.Eex'
Tales From The Mother Earth Ship
2LP | 2022 | JP | Original (P-Vine)
53,99 €*
Release:2022 / JP – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 05.10.2022
In the years preceding his untimely death P-Funk and (de-facto) Talking Heads keyboardist Bernie Worrell entered the studio with Seattle-based musicians to create the Khu.eex project, melding funk, soul, and groove with native-american storytelling and instrumentation. Drawing on his own Cherokee heritage, the group recorded four albums before Worrell’s passing. This album, featuring 14 songs compiled by famed P-funk chronicler Yoriko Kawachi, spans the countless recording sessions over which these albums were recorded. With Galactic drummer and frequent Worrell collaborator Stanton Moore on seven out of fourteen tracks, and some of the Pacific Northwest’s best talent on all of the tracks, these fourteen songs are sure to get you up and dancing.
Aretha Franklin - Yeah!!!
Aretha Franklin
LP | 1965 | EU | Reissue (Music On Vinyl)
25,99 €*
Release:1965 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 26.08.2022
Mandrill - Just outside of town
Just outside of town
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Polydor)
17,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
sampled by Jungle Brothers, Mic Geronimo, Public Enemy, Eric B & Rakim and others!
V.A. - With Love: Volume 1 Compiled By Miche Yellow Vinyl Edition
With Love: Volume 1 Compiled By Miche Yellow Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
27,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 23.09.2022
Here we are at the dawn of a new compilation series and we’re kicking things off with an absolute gem that features a selection of hard-to-find records (some impossible to find) and some that have been hiding in plain sight all along. They all share common qualities, being that they are beautiful, soul quenched songs that sing of love, peace and unity.

‘With Love: Volume 1’ has been compiled by Miche and presents a curated selection of rare Brazilian, gospel, modern soul and jazz-fusion fire. We have Brazilian rarities by Alcione and Quientaessencia, UFO gospel by Keith Chism & Light, the jazz-funk/AOR sounds of City Lites taken from a Radio Station album, and the anthemic feel-good emotional soul of Belita Woods to name but a few.

Tracking down artists and musicians from the past is an art form. Like a seagull swooping for treats, sometimes the prizes are easily found, and at other times, it’s the result of very late nights trolling through Facebook profiles, message boards, hitting dead ends and following red herrings, and yet still the search goes on. This compilation is a true labour of love with all the artists tracked down and licensed by Miche. It has long been an ambition of the London based musical connoisseur to compile an album, and like anything that requires craft, care, and knowledge - it takes time. There are many twists and turns in the hunt for those records that make your jaw drop.

In 2018, when just 24, Miche became a music programmer for London’s illustrious Spiritland group of venues. From this musical sanctuary, he was able to listen, learn and meet some of the best selectors from around the world. It was a musical education, and he was particularly drawn to the deep sessions by DJs such as Mark Taylor, George Arthur, Kev Beadle, Patrick Forge, Dr. Bob Jones, and Colin Curtis to name a few. He also used this time to begin running his re-issue label Discs of Fun and Love with co-owner and friend Frederika.

Sometimes the cynical knock compilations, there is certain snobbery amongst some about the original pressing, but music shouldn't just be about lucky collectors giving over large sums of money to record dealers. It's also about a bridge to the past, a celebration of the legacy of somebody’s art, and a second chance for initially overlooked work to shine. As with all the best compilations, it has been compiled with love…
Emma Noble & Nick Corbin - Back On Track / We Gonna Live Forever
Emma Noble & Nick Corbin
Back On Track / We Gonna Live Forever
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (The Big Ac)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Back on Track' is a joyful, emotive and soulful duet giving recognition to those who get us through uncertain and challenging times.Written remotely in the midst of Lockdown 2, Noble & Corbin have teamed up once more to write the perfect accompaniment to 'We Gonna Live Forever'. With hints of the Staple Singers and the influence of modern soul artists such as The Indications and Mayer Hawthorne, this track is exactly what you need to put a spring in your step and get back on track. A limited edition 7" vinyl with picture-sleeve is now available backed with ‘We Gonna Live Forever’,

“We found refuge in writing together during lockdown - a way to be productive, pass the time and stay connected. The result being 2 tracks we are very proud of. Both of which will always mark a memorable time in history for us, but in quite different ways”. - Emma & Nick
Tito Lopez Combo - Down At The Club / The Chicken Black Vinyl Edition
Kendra Morris - Nine Lives Translucent Orange Vinyl Edition
Kendra Morris
Nine Lives Translucent Orange Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Reissue (Karma Chief)
25,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Kendra Morris's Nine Lives, to be released on Karma Chief Records (a division of Colemine Records) in early 2022, marks not only the culmination of the decade since the release of her first LP Banshee, but also a turning point in Kendra's life. Nine Lives heralds the beginning of a new chapter; label, and an evolution to the next level of adulthood. This collection of her original songs encapsulates moments from what could be nine lifetimes. Kendra, while very much a New Yorker and veteran of almost 2 decades on the NYC scene, hails from Florida and aesthetically embodies the broader sense of American culture, bringing to her contemporary sound influences found in music and cinema dating back to the mid 20th century. Her music conjures imagery evocative of road trips to weird and wonderful places. Concurrently a visual artist, filmmaker and animator, Kendra harnesses the feline nine lives metaphor repeatedly. In the context of the chapters of her musical trajectory alone, we see at least 9 lives. From discovering multi-tracking on a karaoke machine as a child, to playing in bands in Florida, moving to NYC and creating music alone on an 8 track, releasing her first 2 LPs on Wax Poetics, releasing her 2016 EP Babble and collaborating with DJ Premier, 9th Wonder, MF Doom, Czarface, Ghostface Killah, Dennis Coffey, and David Sitek, to name a few. The life of this multi-disciplinarian artist contains units of time and story lines through which we can all relate to universal themes of love, loss and overcoming one's fears. Kendra, never ceasing to heed her spiritual calling to continue creating music and art, no matter what, has no plans of slowing down but a belief in only evolving, eager to begin experiencing her next nine lives.
Mbulelo - Kalibre EP
Kalibre EP
12" | 2022 | EU | Original (Hakuna Kulala)
20,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Twenty-six year old South African producer Mbulelo Mehlomakhulu grew up with a passion for house music. He began releasing music early at only 18, working with Blaque Core's Profound Nation and issuing a slew of records under the Xerophytic Soul moniker. Achieving local and global success with tracks like 'Ancient Cultures', he began to pioneer a more experimental sound - a cross between Durban's dark, propulsive gqom sound and vintage Detroit techno. This forward-thinking composite didn't go unnoticed, and Mehlomakhulu was tapped by Derrick May to release "The Robotics People" EP on Transmat in 2018.Now Mehlomakhulu returns with four stargazing hybrid compositions that again dance in the shared sonic space between Detroit and Durban. Gqom's slow, sensual pulse carries 'Play the Beat' with chants and echoing cowbell smacks swallowed into a wormhole of squashed analog bass and reverberating Underground Resistance stabs. Title track 'Kalibre' is less florid, but commands the dancefloor with clattering South African drums, ballroom slams and the ticking urgency of Chicago's DJ Sneak.'Uranus' and 'God's Groove' lift the dancefloor to a higher plain, spiritually connecting with Carl Craig's historic early run and layering synthetic neon pads and cinematic shimmering effects. Mbulelo's sound is smart and poignant, and completely his own. By linking contemporary South African dance music to Detroit's pioneering 1980s techno vision, he makes a connection that's never felt more current.
Paul Sitter - Mood Ep Yellow Vinyl Edition
Marxist Love Disco Ensemble - Mlde Red Vinyl Edition
Marxist Love Disco Ensemble
Mlde Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 16.09.2022
Sounding simultaneously from the past, the present, and the future, the debut album 'mlde' by Marxist Love Disco Ensemble seeks to eradicate both the trite from disco and the sobriety from political music. Half poetic, half tongue-in-cheek, this stunning compact eight-track album is influenced by Eastern European and Mediterranean 70s disco records. In the words of band member Paolo, ''it was written in response to hearing 'I love America' by Patrick Juvet. The song prompted the question: why does disco, a genre originally created by oppressed minorities, eventually become synonymous with American capitalist excess?" Mlde seeks to break this connection.

Merging disco, post-disco 80s pop, and boogie into the fold, 'mlde' was recorded using only analogue instruments, giving it warmth and space. Recorded on cassette, ¼ and ½ inch tape, this gives moments of lo-fi abstraction between the beats of an aggressive, tight drum kit. Instruments used for this recording range from saxophone, trumpet, harpsichord, guitar, and rare analogue synthesisers. The bass sound is shaped by early 80s boogie records, whilst the influence of artists such as Hamlet Minassian can be heard in some of Mlde's more driving-disco outings, such as 'Hues of Red'. In the tradition of Soviet vocal group records, which the band has studied, some songs are sung by a vocal quartet in homage to this tradition.

Tracks such as '1905' and 'Brumaire' have a greater pop aesthetic, with Paolo's vocal style on these more pop-driven songs evoking early 80s bands such as Orange Juice and Chas Jankel.

The format and message of pop and disco are commonly viewed just to entertain and move bodies around a dancefloor; however, lyrically, the subjects range from dialectical and historical materialism, class struggle, Marxist theory and praxis, as well as the concept of Marxist disco music.

Adding the icing to the cake, mastering don Joker aka Liam McLean dusted the album with his magic, giving the songs space where the room is needed, as well as the kick and punch demanded by the modern dancefloor.

Yes, this is a press release, and they are always full of hype, but we were blown away when we heard this album, and we hope it enriches you too.
The Divas & Kazahaya - Rails Of Light
The Divas & Kazahaya
Rails Of Light
7" | 2022 | JP | Original (Kz Records)
21,99 €*
Release:2022 / JP – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 09.09.2022
Japanese modern soul that begins with a strong drum break in the intro. It is a new soul music created by a gospel vocal group and a hip-hop beat-maker.
Ripple - Maybe It's You / Sweet Lady
Maybe It's You / Sweet Lady
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Izipho Soul)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Legendary 70s group Ripple migrated from the Mid-West to Atlanta, GA. They signed with the new Atlanta based record label GRC and struck gold with their first single ‘I Don’t Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky’.

Two songs that never gained release at the time were ‘Maybe It’s You’ - a jazzy soul masterpiece that lilts along before springing into a falsetto crescendo and ‘Sweet Lady’ - an eclectic hodgepodge of influences - soul, funk, latin… the original demo runs at under 3 minutes, thankfully we have had an extended edit cleared (thanks to Phil Ward’s talents) so you get a double dose of the amazing keyboard solo.
Archie James Cavanaugh - Black And White Raven White Vinyl Editin
Archie James Cavanaugh
Black And White Raven White Vinyl Editin
LP | 1980 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:1980 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A masterpiece of the schooner rock variety, Black and White Raven is an album that emerged from Archie James Cavanaugh's youthful dream of recording his own music while stuck in the Alaskan wilderness. With a freewheeling cast culled from Archie's travels around the Pacific Northwest, including Redbone's Tony Bellamy and Pete DePoe, Black and White Raven was set down as the '70s crested. Traces of disco, AM gold, gospel, and yacht mixed freely with his Tlingit heritage, creating a breezy and optimistic portrait of life in the 49th state.
Sandro Galileo & Eraserhood Sound - Ribelle Di Mare Pink Vinyl Edition
Sandro Galileo & Eraserhood Sound
Ribelle Di Mare Pink Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Eraserhood Sound)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Pink Vinyl. In the fateful year of 2020, Vincent John and Maxwell Perla of Eraserhood Sound were fortunate enough to stumble upon the score to the long lost, never completed 1974 Italian film Riblle Di Mare. It was not long before they realized they had discovered an opus, written by legendary film composer Sandro Galileo in what was to be his final soundtrack. Only it never came to pass. The film was abandoned before it could be completed, and the ashes of Galileo's final work were swept aside and forgotten. Until today. Eraserhood Sound is proud to present Ribelle Di Mare in all its glory, produced and performed by house band Fantasy 15 in their signature "Synth & Soul" sound. Enjoy the nine stunning tracks that follow, which range in style from dramatic Philly Soul balladry, Spaghetti Western r&b, and Italian library funk.
Pavel Chizhik & The Vicious Seeds - Agent Sentimental
Shawn Lee & Misha Panfilov - Space & Tempo
Chain Reaction - Indebted To You Record Store Day 2022 Edition
Chain Reaction
Indebted To You Record Store Day 2022 Edition
12" | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Soulgramma)
27,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
In 1975, singers Bruce Ruffin, Bobby Davis and Dave Collins - the latter of reggae duo Dave & Ansel Collins - came together to form Chain Reaction, a short-lived UK harmony soul group who recorded their only album ‘Indebted To You’ for Gull in 1977. This sought after session includes their popular version of Lamont Dozier ‘Why Can’t We Be Lovers’, the sweet soul single ‘’Never Lose Never Win’ and the non album single ‘This Eternal Flame’. Rare groove alert: The electric funk of ‘Hogtied’ is the top of the crème here, with a bass line reminiscent of Aaron Neville ‘Hercules’, a sumptuous clavinet and a majestic wah-wah guitar.
V.A. - Oonops Drops 150 Transparent Vinyl Edition
Oonops Drops 150 Transparent Vinyl Edition
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Oonops Drops)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For nearly eight years Oonops is performing his (bi-)monthly vinyl show on Brooklyn Radio in New York. On the 21th March he dropped his 150th episode of »Oonops Drops« including exclusive guest mixes from around the globe like Skratch Bastid, Coldcut, Rich Medina, Kutiman, Morcheeba, J.Rawls, Fingathing, Guts, Supreme La Rock, DJ Kaos (The Artifacts), Fat Freddy's Drop, The Reflex, The Herbaliser, Hunger (Gagle), Scratch Perverts and many more.

Time to celebrate this event with an exclusive 45-vinyl like at his 100th episode.

He invited artists from his show and network to join him for this multifarious single compilation. Starting on side A with Slick Walk (Merse & DJ Robert Smith) and Sneaky from Fingathing who conjure a heavy scratchy bassy version of Moondog's legendary song »Bird's Lament«. On the flip DJ and beatproducer Avantgarde Vak from South Korea drops a cool oldschool instrumental track named »Keep Ya Eyes Up« before Toshiyuki Sasaki from Japanese Jazz Trio Nautilus is ending this 45 with four precise drum breaks for all beatjugglers out there.
Lou Ragland - Is The Conveyor Clear Vinyl Edition
Lou Ragland
Is The Conveyor Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 1978 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
24,99 €*
Release:1978 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The last and most monumental chapter of Lou Ragland's Cleveland career. Understand Each Other serves as a spiritual magnum opus of generations of soul luminaries from the Forest City. The album opens with the socially conscious title track backed by the full force of the Cleveland Orchestra, gutting out a second place finish to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On in both its mission and its mix. This 45th anniversary pressing houses fresh remasters from the original reels in a replica jacket, while Remus Peterson's handsketched depiction of Lou Ragland as peacemaker implores a sabre-toothed tiger and a dove to "Understand Each Other."
Roy Ayers - A tear to a smile
Minnie Riperton - Come To My Garden Clear Vinyl Edtion
Minnie Riperton
Come To My Garden Clear Vinyl Edtion
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Soulgramma)
24,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
What a beauty here. A proper re-issue of Minnie Riperton debut album on GRT, originally puvlished in 1970. Her name came to prominence with the highly influential Chicago band Rotary Connection, forerunners of the rock & soul crossover. In addition to their own recordings, including their 1967 debut album Rotary Connection, the band is notable as the backing band for Muddy Waters on his 1968 psychedelic blues album Electric Mud. Standing on her own, Minnie cut a series of sublime albums moving in a more soulful way. Opening track ‘Les Fleur’ is a shiny cover of Ramsey Lewis – who is musical assistant and contributor here – classic number penned in 1968, literally a cornerstone for contemporary hip-hop and r&b being sampled by the likes of Jurassic 5 feat. Nelly Furtado, Damu the Fudgemunk, Dr. Octagon and Cut Chemist among others. Produced by Charles Stepney (already in with Rotary Connection and subsequently behind the desk with Earth Wind & Fire), the album benefits from is lushy orchestral arrangements, pushing the vocal duties of Minnie even forward (her five-octave vocal range, enabled her to sing in ‘whistle register’ nevertheless). The jazzy soft-pop feel overall will mark comparison with Stevie Wonder, Riperton’s future employer/mentor.
Jaguar Skills - The Man In The Jaguar Mask
Jaguar Skills
The Man In The Jaguar Mask
LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Nope23)
20,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Time to hit the accelerator! Released in association with the classic label KPM, Jaguar Skills has produced his own film soundtrack, 'The Man In The Jaguar Mask', released on his label Nope23. Using the same equipment and recording methods of the classic ‘70s film soundtracks, Jaguar Skills & his orchestra, have channelled the sounds of the great action film composers into this project. With intricate detail, Jaguar Skills made sure, every step of the way, that this project was going to be as authentic as possible, so he invited some of the very best session musicians in the world to work on the record. The all-star players on the album include; Simon Katz (Gorillaz, Jamiroquai) on guitar, Drew Horley (Stevie Wonder Band) on keys, Zoltan Renaldi (Funkadelik) on bass, Bill Ware (Steely Dan) on vibes, conductor Jonas Peterson (Marvel Soundtracks) on strings, Patrick Gorce (Tony Allen Band) and Andy Findon (Lala Schifrin Band). Each track instantly takes the listener through a different scene in the movie, 'The Man In The Jaguar Mask' is a love letter to the b-movies and kung-fu flicks Jag Skills grew up on.
Bobby Oroza - The Otherside / Make Me Belive
Bobby Oroza
The Otherside / Make Me Belive
7" | 2022 | US | Original (Big Crwon)
13,28 €* 13,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
While Bobby Oroza puts the finishing touches on his next album, he treats us to this killer two-sider to end out 2021 and hold us over until the new record is finished. Bobby's debut album "This Love" made big waves around the world and amassed him a cult following from the US to Japan and everywhere in between. He found big love in the sweet soul scene early, but has since made fans in a myriad of circles and subcultures globally. It has by now become clear that his music is not just one thing, analog soul textured for sure, but also with an array of influences that span far beyond the soul ballad world. It is that inability to really nail down his sound that has become the biggest charm, an esoteric and profound passion permeate the lyrics and vibe of everything about Mr. Oroza. This new 7" shows off two sides of Bobby's song writing, an upbeat number on the "plug" side and a heavy duty ballad on the flip. The A side "The Otherside" is an optimistic tune that Bobby humbly shares his story about the troubles we can create for ourselves and the possibility of having a change of mind that frees us from them. The track is equally encouraging with its sunny energy that carries an important message from Bobby to anyone who is struggling and can't see a way out. The B side "Make Me Believe" is another instant classic for the slowie enthusiasts. A moody, soul bearing, cry for help that comes off with a sweet- ness. The vulnerability makes it romantic while the heavy backing track brings it that unique energy that classic B sides have where they are heart- breaking and gorgeous at the same time.
The Echomen - Let's Get Together
The Echomen
Let's Get Together
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Tramp)
9,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
** Little Known BUT Fantastic Funky-soul Double-sider **
The Echomen's song "Let's Get Together" appeared first on the third volume of the Movements compilation series many many years ago. Sadly, its lyrics are still relevant today even 50 years after its recording.
Fred Wesley & The Jbs / Sweet Charles - Blow Your Head / Hang Out & Hustle
Penza Penza - Merman / Jaw Drop
East Coast - East Coast
Orchestre Les Volcans Du Benin - Volume 1
Orchestre Les Volcans Du Benin
Volume 1
LP | 1980 | UK | Reissue (Acid Jazz)
25,99 €*
Release:1980 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released in 1980 on the Albarika label, 'Orchestre Les Volcans Du Benin Vol. 1' has long been a holy-grail LP for Afro-Cuban music aficionados.

It now sees it's first official reissue through Acid Jazz and is available on digital platforms for the first time, with four infections tracks, including 'Oya Ka Jojo': Latin dancefloor dynamite, and a DJ must-have.
Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black Grey & Black Swirl Vinyl Edition
Syl Johnson
Is It Because I'm Black Grey & Black Swirl Vinyl Edition
LP | 1970 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
23,99 €*
Release:1970 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ten years into his role as poster boy for pop soul and peak-hour R&B, Syl Johnson did an unlikely about-face and cut the most inspiring and powerful song he'd ever touch. Issued on 45 in September of 1969, "Is It Because I'm Black" struck an immediate chord within the black community, forcing the song up the charts by sheer volume of call-in requests. It would be Syl's biggest hit for Twinight, climbing as high as #11 on the Billboard R&B chart during its 14-week stay, marking the defining moment of what had become more than just an occupation. Syl had his hands on a career and worked tirelessly rehearsing his next opus, an album of songs reflective of the changing times. With "Is It Because I'm Black" still bolding the pages of Billboard, the coming LP's title appeared to Syl plain as day _ or, in this case, black as night. Issued in April 1970 _ a full 13 months before Marvin Gaye's What's Going On _ Is It Because I'm Black can rightly be called the first black concept album, a distinction few give it credit for. But that factoid, whatever its meaning then or now, failed to inspire music buyers: Johnson's record never got a whiff of the two million copies Gaye's did in its first year of availability. Syl lays the blame squarely on the record's lack of marketability to a white audience. The album's cover didn't exactly move units either. Photographer Jerry Griffith dragged Syl to a burned-out building on 43rd Street to shoot the back cover image, and he finger-painted the iconic title over a stock photo of an eroding brick wall. The title track, coupled with the politically charged "I'm Talking About Freedom" and ghetto conscious "Concrete Reservation" sealed the album's cool reception as the work of an "angry black man." Which is unfortunate, as "Together Forever," "Come Together," and "Black Balloons" are positively uplifting, forming their own pot of gold at the end of a grayscale rainbow. The album's closer burns the brightest. "Right On" devolves into a full-on party track, ending with Syl riffing on the line "I'm gonna keep on doing my thing," as if to answer his critics before their needles reached the run-out groove.
Ike & Tina Turner - The Soul Of Tina Turner Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Ike & Tina Turner
The Soul Of Tina Turner Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Selector Series)
26,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A new, never pressed before selection of late ‘60s/early ‘70s gems from the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll herself, Tina Turner. Titles such as "I Idolize You", "Bold Soul Sister" and many others across a range of Turner's albums have been carefully curated to create a sought-after LP of her classics. This collection of her best funk and soul tracks is certainly one you won't want to miss, exclusive for RSD. Limited press, 500 units only.
Charlie Mitchell - After Hours / Love Don't Come Easy Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Charlie Mitchell
After Hours / Love Don't Come Easy Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
7" | 1973 | UK | Reissue (Janus)
15,99 €*
Release:1973 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One record which has lately come to prominence is the brilliant "After Hours" by Charlie Mitchell aka Vic Marcel on an absolutely gorgeous slice of mellow Rare-Groove which recalls the Leon Ware vibe perfectly. Produced and arranged by seasoned veterans Tony Silvester and Bert DeCoteaux this incredibly hypnotic song was also written by top writers J.R. Bailey and Ken Williams. "After Hours" has grown in popularity particularly over the last few years with original copies now reaching the £200-£250 valuation.

The flip-side is another slice of beautiful mid-tempo soul from the same production stable. Only one copy currently available the last time we checked, such has been the demand over the last two years especially. Quite why this record has been underground for so long is open to debate. Vic Marcel was under contract to RCA at the time hence the Charlie Mitchell pseudonym. Janus were also suffering distribution problems at the time which explains why the original is so rare. We're proud to finally make this available again on the original Janus imprint. Another double-sided beauty.
Willie Tee - Concentrate / Get Up Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Willie Tee
Concentrate / Get Up Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
7" | 1980 | UK | Reissue (Gatur)
15,99 €*
Release:1980 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the most rewarding things about this business is when we get the chance to re-release some true works of art which were previously hindered by their lack of availability. Plus, you Know that we Love every Willie Tee record we come across anyway. This time we're delighted to make available another double-sided slice of New Orleans niceness.

"Concentrate" is Willie at his mellow best with the Gaturs on this incredible 1980 recording, which really highlights just how great he was. On the flip, is a brilliant piece of New Orleans Mellow Funk which matches the sound of Roy Ayers for pure quality. Original copies of this record are not currently available anywhere for any amount of money. That's how ridiculously rare the original Gatur copies are. We have a great track record with Willie Tee and long may it continue! One of the best double-siders you'll ever be likely to hear and an absolute gas to get to reissue. Spread the joy. Another biggy!
Invisible Session, The - Africa Calling
Invisible Session, The
Africa Calling
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Space Echo)
10,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Brand new release on Space Echo label available on 7" and digital, includes two different versions of "Africa Calling" unreleased recordings taken from the "Echoes Of Africa" studio session album. While maintaining today's fresh, forward-thinking sound, these two solid sizzling tracks with a driving beat take you to West Africa. The high quality production and typical Tony Allen-esque afrobeat groove make them easily playable in clubs where black music takes centre stage. Unfolding at its purely Afro rhythm, the original version of "Africa Calling" weaves a beautiful tapestry between the rhythm of the guitar played by Riccardo Onori - clearly inspired by "Amalinja" a song by The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination of 1972 - and the celestial kora of Gambian Haruna "Jalimansa" Kuyateh, in a hypnotic journey of mystery and magic. The version produced by Massimo Napoli aka Galathea, while maintaining the same structure, highlights more the celestial mood of the meditative Kora, which floats lost and lonely above the rhythm of percussion, clavinet and keyboards to paint a new mysterious soundscape.
Streetlife - Nite Songs
Nite Songs
LP | 1980 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
31,99 €*
Release:1980 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Streetlife was a short-lived soul-funk band from the Tampa Bay area and released just one album in 1980. The group was composed out of several dynamic musicians (ranging from street players to college professors) but at that time nobody knew (yet) that their Nite Songs LP would become such a much sought-after private pressed holy grail within the record collecting community! Streetlife was founded in 1979 by Sonny Pekerol and Phil Tolotta who were both members of the top-selling 1960s Washington DC Grammy Award-winning hit band 'The Winstons’. Their track Amen, Brother is the most widely sampled instrumental in the history of the electronic music & hip hop genres…it would become known as the Amen Break.

When ‘The Wintstons’ story came to an end, Sonny Pekerol (founding member and originally playing the bass - then successfully evolving into the manager and promoter) and pianist/vocalist extraordinaire Phil Tolotta would continue their musical friendship/collaboration under the name ‘Streetlife’. Their high-energy sound got the attention of local crowds in no time…so the decision to record and cut a vinyl album came as a natural thing. Nite Songs (produced by Sonny & Phil, who also wrote the bulk of the songs) saw the light in 1980 and quickly gained attention and airplay (receiving radio & television coverage nation-wide). Described as the hottest band from the state of Florida, ‘Streetlife’ had the magnetism to captivate you, be it on concerts, nightclubs or on vinyl.

Other members included: Octavia (responsible for the amazing lead & backing vocals on the album), Mark Halisky (on keyboards & the writer of two songs on Nite Songs), Ray Butler (on drums), Mike Milhoan (on trumpet), Bryan Mann (on the guitar) and Stephen Nathan (playing the trombone, flugelhorn & doing the arrangements). Charles Davis also played bass in the band for a while (he and bandmate-drummer Ray Butler were members of the ‘Washington Jamb Band’ back in 1977). Mike Flore (Sax) and Ramon Lopez (from the well-known ‘Stan Kenton Orchestra’) would also join them on the Nite Songs recordings. Collectively ‘Streetlife’ had more than 75 years of experience…and these extraordinary talents (with almost as many varying backgrounds) are meticulously coming together on the album we are presenting you today.

The entire album is filled with sexy (yet strong) unique vocals that make the listener experience a lot of emotions, aggressive ‘slap & thumb’ bass lines & small yet groovy horn sections …one can clearly hear the influences of artists like Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield, as well as several Motown, acts like Marvin Gaye softly slipping in. If you like your songs either slow, sexy and groovy or prefer them fast-paced and more experimental & cosmic…look no further, Nite Songs has it all. This is THE perfect combination of slick soul, blasting Hammond B-3 organ funk, smooth jazz and melancholic R&B piano works. This album just begs for a prominent space in record collections fans and crate diggers worldwide!

Streetlife was a true example of a bright light burning out way too quickly. Thankfully we are left with the unique (and very rare) document that is their Nite Songs album. Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first-ever vinyl reissue of this fantastic private-pressed Florida soul/funk album (originally released in 1980 on D.C. Records). This rare record (original copies tend to go for large amounts on the secondary market) is now finally back available as a limited vinyl edition (500 copies) complete with the original artwork. This reissue was supervised by founding members Phil Tolotta & Sadi Pekerol III (son of Sonny Pekerol) and comes with an insert that features exclusive promo shots and the original artist biographies.
Skeewif - Shake What Your Mama Gave Ya
Shake What Your Mama Gave Ya
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Jalapeno)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jalapeno Records is a label that prides itself on providing the finest eclectic music. No other artist embodies this spirit more than founders Elliot Ireland and Alex Rizzo, collectively known as Skeewiff.

They're legends in the underground funky scene, finding themselves the delighted proprietors of worldwide number one hits, running their own Pedigree Cuts library music imprint, working with heroes like Alan Hawkshaw and amassing a high-quality body of work that would be the pride of any ambitious musician.

Their joyous blend of impeccable production, astonishing taste and rare ability to not take yourself too seriously is captured in the two tracks that appear on this new 7" release. Big beats? country & western? sitars? funk? soul? And more? It's got everything that will guarantee to make you Shake What Your Mama Gave Ya!
Jon Lucien - Minds Eye Orange Vinyl Edition
Jon Lucien
Minds Eye Orange Vinyl Edition
2x7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
27,54 €* 28,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jon Lucien is one of the most amazing vocal soul singers, nicknamed ‘the man with the golden throat’; he also had his own percussive style, and was prolific in the 70’s writing many timeless classics over the years. Dynamite Cuts take four of these wonderful songs from the Mind’s Eye LP – these titles are first time on 7” vinyl and all cut @ 45 rpm. A perfect Soul Jazz funk release, don’t miss out
Bangs & Talbot - Back To Business
V.A. - Naino, Naino: Spanish Gipsy Soul Funk 1971-1978
Naino, Naino: Spanish Gipsy Soul Funk 1971-1978
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Adarce)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
We are true to the principles of the first "¡Naino!". Flamenco rumba fusion which in the hands of intrepid producers becomes Catalan Rumba under the influence of sounds coming from Cuba and Puerto Rico in the early 1960s, Rumba Pop under the umbrella of the British Invasion and American pop of the late 1960s, and Disco Rumba with the arrival funk and disco from the USA in the mid-1970s. Everything happens thanks to a flourishing record industry located mainly in Barcelona with labels such as Belter, Discophon or Vergara. After the death of the fascist, sanguinary dictator Paquito Franco in November 1975, the international record industry establishes in Madrid through major labels CBS, RCA, and a new fusion led by producer Jose Luis de Carlos and labeled as Gipsy Rock, Caño Roto or, in the Flamenco field, especially in couplets, Flamenco Pop. As Oriol Farràs pointed in the previous volume, rumba moved from tablaos to discotheques, understanding the concept of discotheque at that time with a slightly different meaning and less conditioned style-wise. The selection on offer here complements volume one. Starting with an A side packed with floor fillers, with Peret's "Chavi" as the top example of gypsy funk fusion under production of Josep María Bardagí and Josep "Rabbit Rumba" Cunill, and four examples of the answer to that sound as produced by Jose Luis de Carlos, showing the four cardinal points of this fusion success: Las Grecas, Los Chorbos, El Luis and Chango. De Carlos transforms the sound of Madrid's flamenco artists spicing it with soul, rock, glam, dub, funk, disco and gospel. These five opening tunes alone could feed a whole scholar course on the possibilities of rumba fusion and its incredible dance potential. Back to the record. There are not only examples of Afro-American flavored fusions. Progressive rock and Anglo-American psychedelia of the seventies are also influences represented here. They started a path that would later be known as "rock progresivo andalúz" (Andalusian progressive rock) with a crowded band scene and a hardcore hash impregnated following. But before reaching that point, here are some early efforts on side B. Synth-fueled rumba with Canterbury sound inspired electric guitars. A sound that, as it happened with rumba funk and flamenco pop, also had its moment of glory with the arrival of bands and solo artists such as Triana, Gualberto, Smash, Storm or Medina Azahara, or even the more blues-rock oriented Pata Negra.
Antonio Castro - W.E.L.F.A.R.E
Antonio Castro
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
11,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Born in Spanish Harlem to Puerto Rican immigrants, Louis Antonio Castro inherited his voice from musicians on both sides of his family. Latin music was the predominant choice in the Castro household, but Louis was also inspired by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington, Nat King Cole and even Argentinean Tango singers.

To avoid association with the famous Cuban leader, Castro switched to the stage name, Tony Amaro, for much of his career. He also released a few 45s too, the most notable being the unmistakable W.E.L.F.A.R.E. on his own Universal International label. Recorded sometime around 1970 and with just a few hundred copies pressed up, the song laments the difficulties of a man in Spanish Harlem who attempts to hold onto his dignity through times of poverty.

This rare and highly sought-after 45 is in great demand from both funksters after something a bit more heart rendering, and soulies who want something a bit more rhythmical.
Dayton - Sky's The Limit
Sky's The Limit
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Super Disco Edits / Hidden Gem)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Formed in Ohio, Dayton were formed by: David Shawn Sandridge (lead vocals / guitar) Chris Jones (lead vocals / keyboards / trumpet), formerly of the group Sun. Other members were: Dean Hummons (keyboards) Derrick Armstrong (vocals) and Jenny Douglas (vocals) who originally recorded as Magnum. Kevin Hurt (drums / percussion) Rachel Beavers (background vocals) Elaine Terry (background vocals) Rahni P. Harris (lead and background vocals, piano and synths) and Karen Harris Chappel (lead and background vocals) We chatted to Shawn Sandridge who presented us with a few previously unissued cuts. Many hitting the funk sound that was very en vogue around the 1980's. But our pick of the bunch was the smooth syncopated drum sound of "Sky's The Limit". It jumped out straight away and hit all the right buttons at SDE Hq . Criminally overlooked for some reason as an lp cut. With the release you get the full 6 mins version on the B-Side. Whilst we trimmed it down for a nice loud radio friendly cut on the A Side
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf
Bill Withers - Still Bill
King Sporty - Dance To The Music
King Sporty
Dance To The Music
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Emotional Rescue)
15,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Konduko 7" series ends with the 4th and possibly best single with Noel Williams aka King Sporty's cover version of Bob Marley's Them Belly Full, here released as Dance To The Music.

First released on the Natty Dread album of 1974, it was Marley's first album working away from Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer and was a spiritually charged political and social statement, also featuring classics No Women, No Cry, Lively Up Yourself and Rebel Music.

As an associate and friend from their Studio One days, William's version makes sense, in the tradition of covers throughout reggae's history. Appearing a year late, the 1975 single came in Jamaican and US pressings, a nod to Konduko's roots, having started in Kingston before the move to Miami in the earlier part of the decade.

A warning against allowing the poor to go hungry, with the prophetic "a hungry mob is an angry mob", the cover includes a lot of the Miami feel Sporty was incorporating. With instrumentation again from the Ocean Liners KC And Sunshine backing band), the horns and guitar raise the soul, with counter keys, Part 1 is a straight vocal, while Part 2 is close to a Version but more than an instrumental and in its title, shows its funk and soul background too. A perfect end to the series, the uplifting tracking belies the powerful message, bringing the Miami swing to the JA groove once more.
Homegrown Syndrome - Got The Love / Party Vibes
Homegrown Syndrome
Got The Love / Party Vibes
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Huge 45!! after last months Memphis 7" (the same band) we have here 2 unreleased Homegrown Syndrome trakcs rescued from an acetate in Jerry Jones attic . Double sided Disco funk burners all the way.

Home Grown Funk was also known as "Homegrown Syndrome," a controversial name bestowed to them. Before heading to LA they gigged all over Memphis. Some of the members were from an earlier 70s group called "Brothers Unlimited" and had earlier ties during the 60s with the "Memphis Invaders" (a peaceful civil rights activist group).

With aspirations of pushing Homegrown further, a few members including Jerry Jones made the move out west. It was LA 1977 when they were introduced to Ike Tuner through a mutual friend "Ricky G". It was a casual meetup. Then one night Ike had his son Ike Jr. go check them out while performing at the Soul Train hangout spot "Maverick Flats". Ike Jr. praised their performance to Ike and he had them come out to his Inglewood studio. The group walked into the studio with a funky track already playing and that's when Jerry Jones improvised this opportunity and started singing. Ike then turned and said… "Who is that singing?" Jerry said, "Thats me." Then Ike replied " YOU BIG Muthaf***a! You could be my new Tina." From that point the group cut bunch of tracks with Ike over the years up until they're feature on his 1980 album "The Edge."

In 1981 Perry Kibble (Keyboardist for Taste Of Honey) was at "Concerts In The Park" and heard Home Grown Funk performing. He linked up with the group and got them a deal with Arista. During this time they recorded their hit track " Confrontation." Perry suggested that the group change their name because he didn't want another group with the work "Funk" in it and hence "Homegrown Syndrome." They also use the Arista studio to cut an unreleased acetate with tracks "Got the love" and "Party Vibes" which we have here
V.A. - DJ Muro presents Groove-Diggers Box
DJ Muro presents Groove-Diggers Box
3x7" | 2022 | EU | Original (P-Vine)
54,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
P-vine is thrilled to present the limited box set from our most proud reissue series "Groove Diggers''. All tracks selected by DJ Muro, who is one of the most known DJ/producer and vinyl diggers in Japan, will be pressed on 7 inch format for the first time. Erik Tagg "Living Off The Love" is first time pressed on vinyl format though it has been included just in the Japanese edition CD as a bonus track. Funky soulful gem “Summer Love” by Prince Billy Mahdi Wright, and 2 beloved tracks from Billy Wooten's album "In This World (1979)" are also finally available as 7"ep. From<ULTIMATE TSG Survey> series, Spice and 1619 Bad Ass Band compiled with their finest tunes.
It Takes Two - Itt001
It Takes Two
7" | 2022 | EU | Original
13,29 €* 13,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Side A "I'm Just Your Onion Head" is a flip of the sample used in Onion Head.

Side B "Peanut Butter Bam Bam" is based on Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf's "World Premiere" and the Stalag Riddim. Sean P rhymed over the Stalag riddim on the track Jamaicans.
Feed LA - Cihangir / Feed Lala
Feed LA
Cihangir / Feed Lala
7" | 2022 | EU | Original
9,89 €* 10,99 € -10%
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
From the famed German Funk outfit, Poets of Rhythm, Future Jazz group Faruk Green and studio magician, multi-instrumentalist and Jamie Lidell collaborator, Daniel Raymond Gahn, Feed LA was born.
“Cihangir” with its Jazzanova style drumming and perfectly warm vintage Rhodes keys can play 6 times before you’re ready to move on. The flip side is an amalgamation of hefty funk drumming, inspired breakdowns and fuzzed out freeform flourishes that are quickly becoming a signature sound of this Munich & Berlin based Quartet. Hand stamped by Michael "Treetop" Voss.

The Players:
Michael “Treetop” Voss
Jeff Ozdemir
Daniel Raymond Gahn
Özgür Bayraktar
Reality - Disco Party
Disco Party
LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Jazzman)
22,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
We at Jazzman have already given legitimate release to albums that fell foul of the notorious '70s 'tax scam' practice, namely those by Sounds of the City Experience and Ricardo Marrero. It now gives us great satisfaction to present Reality's 'Disco Party' album, for the very first time in agreement with the surviving members of the band. Possibly the most obscure of all the obscurities in the TSG catalogue, 'Disco Party' isn't actually 'disco' at all, moreover it's a fully rounded excursion into mid-70s dancefloor funk and proto-disco-jazz, performed by a group of expert musicians at the height of their powers. Recorded in one long session in NYC, until now, bandleader Dr. Otto Gomez and the rest of his crew had never even heard the recordings they'd made almost 50 years ago. Indeed, none of the band even knew that their album had been released!

At Jazzman, we consider it our mission to shine new light on music that went under-appreciated at the time of its original release. There are many varied circumstances which can cause an otherwise great record to not do so well - for instance, poor budget, marketing, promo and sometimes just plain old bad luck. Perhaps the most unjust circumstance involves the tax loss releases of the mid-70s - records made purely to cheat a few dollars out of the tax man.

Here, along with restoring the music, we have dug deep into the backstory of the group, interviewing Gomez and others to find out exactly who this unheralded NYC funk orchestra were and what happened to them before and after the monumental session laid out on this record. Our liner notes tell the story of the TSG label and the 'tax loss' phenomenon, and we delve into the history of the band from their humble beginnings as the Smokin' Shades of Black(!) to the present day. We also find out exactly what it means to record some brilliant music - only to have it taken away - and discarded.
Freddie McCoy - Spiderman / Soul Yogi
Freddie McCoy
Spiderman / Soul Yogi
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (BGP)
10,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The original 7-inch versions of these two tracks by the cult vibes man. The A-side is a long-time jazz dance favourite, whilst its flip is a furious soul dancer.
Black Pumas - Black Pumas Love Record Stores Edition
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, The - Step Down
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, The
Step Down
7" | 2022 | US | Original (Colemine)
11,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Step Down is the definitive noir soundtrack for the end of the age of disinformation. What better way to usher it out than with this heavily blaxploitation influenced funk anthem. Let huge horns, fuzz guitar, harpsichord, and funky flute be your guide.The B-side, La Fachada, pays homage to a San Diego late night favorite with a beautifully dreamy mandolin driven tune. That floaty feeling you get with a belly full of tacos, Tecate, and their staple slow roasted pinto beans. Maybe a few hits of your favorite California grown recreational cannabis too. Wait... what were we talking about...
Double A - Old Skool Bounce / It Really Matters To Me
Double A
Old Skool Bounce / It Really Matters To Me
7" | 2021 | UK | Reissue (Friday's Funky 45)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This really is a Double A sided banger from Aaron aka Double A. First up we have a Old Skool Bounce a party rocking break with a few familiar samples in there, then on the flip Aaron has reworked Jill Scott’s Golden into a dance floor killer soooooo good! Snooze you lose!!!
Explosions, The - Hip Drop
Explosions, The
Hip Drop
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
15,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of three Monster New Orleans Funk 45s released by Soul Jazz Records only ever exclusive available on their site on Long out of print, these new 45s are limited edition pristine, loud dancefloor fillers housed in Soul Jazz recycled card house bag! Seminal New Orleans party funk classic tune of all time! Featuring the phenomenal vocals of Juanita Brooks, the writing and production skills of Eddie Bo and the drums of James Black, the tightest funk drummer in the world! An absolutely stone-cold Bomb Tune!
V.A. - Electronic Music Anthology Box Set
Wooden Glass, The - In The Rain / Day Dreaming Feat. Billy Wooten
Wooden Glass, The
In The Rain / Day Dreaming Feat. Billy Wooten
7" | 2022 | JP | Original (P-Vine)
21,99 €*
Release:2022 / JP – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The intimate performance space that set the scene for Billy Wooten Live at The 19th Hole Night Club lives on in this 7” single from P-vine, celebrating 50 years since the recording of The Wooden Glass. Billy Wooten’s trademark vibraphone would make its way through venues of all shapes and sizes in his native Indianapolis, and the active crowd chatter between tracks highlights a working musician early in his career. However, as Wooten’s playing cuts through the crowd on album highlight and a-side “In The Rain”, the band feel at one with the elements. Wooten’s mallets dispense delightful high tones, organs sound warm and cleansing while guitars offset with acid stabs of thunder. B-side “Day Dreaming” keeps the band rolling with a latin groove that rounds off the 50 year anniversary celebration in style.
Soopasoul - Twin Stix
Twin Stix
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Jalapeno)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soopasoul is a legendary name inthe UK funk scene. Originally known as a producer in electronic music circles, Danny Soopasoul stuck gold one day, putting together a band to record in a session where everything was played in live and loops and plug-ins were dropped in favour of real instruments and talented players. The final piece in the puzzle was realised when he stumbled upon on a local horn section so steeped in tradition and quality that it was immediately obvious they would bring the final magical ingredient to the table. Once they were brought in, the instant classic LP 'Twin Stix' was born.
Pleas for 7"vinyl singles from this revered album have been a constant since it's release. However calls for the album to make it's debut on vinyl too have gone unheard until now. This floor-shuffling, hip-swaying, jazz funk party monster is packed with funky beats and some seriously hefty signature brass action. Add the sassy vocals from ladies like Dionne Charles (Record Kicks /Tru Thoughts) and Sitzka, and you're guaranteed to discover that this gem of an album will be enjoyed for the foreseeable future.
Lady Wray - Piece Of Me HHV Exclusive Transculent Candy Pink Vinyl Edition
Lady Wray
Piece Of Me HHV Exclusive Transculent Candy Pink Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Big Crown)
22,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Big Crown Records is proud to present Piece of Me, the sophomore full length offering from Lady Wray. This is something of a homecoming for Nicole. Where her 2016 solo debut Queen Alone leaned more towards Soul and R&B with tinges of hip-hop, this record changes the mixture. It's still R&B with the textures of analog Soul, but there is a heavy Hip Hop influence that brings the sum of Nicole's career together in a new sound that will define her future. Boom-bap drums and chunky bass lines are front-and-center creating a perfect head-nodding backdrop for Lady Wray to take on the good, the bad, the difficult, and the joyful on her most personal collection of songs to date.

The title track, "Piece of Me," which has already become a classic since it's 2019 release is about the people in your life who need more than you are willing to give. This tune and the B side of the 7” “Come On In” were the first songs put to tape for this album and they were recorded with Nicole sitting in a chair 8 months pregnant with her daughter. Her voice is so powerful, so raw, so thorough on these initial songs—it's wild to think that they were recorded this way. And even wilder to know that she knocked them all out in one take. Long time collaborator and producer Leon Michels keeps the musical backing restrained and expertly executed, setting up Lady Wray for the full spotlight and setting the tone for the rest of the album.

While the upbeat energies of “Under The Sun” and “Through It All” are sure to become hits that reconnect Lady Wray with her 90s R&B fanbase, “Where Were You” offers a behind the scenes look at what those days of stardom in her youth were really like. Nicole takes on the racial tension in America with her poetic and powerful “Beauty In The Fire” and leans heavy into her faith and church upbringing on the showstopper, “Thank You”. She gushes about the profound love she’s come to know for her daughter on “Melody” and celebrates life’s ups and downs on “Joy & Pain”. In 2021 it is rare to hear a varied yet cohesive album with no “skippers”, but that is what you have here in spades. The tried and true chemistry between Lady Wray and Leon Michels has undeniably found a higher level and this album stands as a testament to conviction and dedication for all of us to enjoy and be inspired by.

With this in mind, when talking about this record, for Lady Wray, it's about a larger purpose. "My goal is always to help and to heal people with singing," she explains. "Part of that is to try and bring back real music, real singing, so people can feel something again." Now, she's not dissing anyone here, to be clear. It's just that Lady Wray cannot sing without tapping into something deeper, searching for that shared compassion between all of us. Perhaps it comes from her church upbringing, or maybe from her years of trials and tribulations in the music industry. Either way, Lady Wray is looking to bring that "Good Sound" back and the good feelings that come with it. She calls it "those inner hands," and she always means to stir them up, grabbing your attention from within.

With past albums like the Lady project and Queen Alone, it's hard to not acknowledge that Lady Wray plus Leon Michels production equals magic. But this magic is also coming from the fact that Lady Wray is now squarely herself, calling her shots, and singing to help heal first—everything else is secondary. "It's a beautiful thing I've always wanted in my career, and now I have it," Lady Wray says. "They encourage me to be me all day long." This is Lady Wray at her finest, and she's giving us all a piece of where she's at these days.
Cloud - All Night Long (Geology Mix)
Craig Charles - The Craig Charles Trunk Of Funk Volume 2
Craig Charles
The Craig Charles Trunk Of Funk Volume 2
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Soul Bank Music)
24,69 €* 25,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
As a lifelong soul boy - poet, actor, presenter Craig Charles has been adding to his trunk of funk music since his youth, and now after almost 20 years hosting his world renowned Bbc6 Music and Radio 2 shows, DJing at clubs and festivals around the globe his reputation as an ambassador for all things soulful & funky is indisputable. Craig was overwhelmed with the success of Volume 1 which hit the Official UK Album charts; "It's been a whole year (and what a weird year) since I unleashed Volume 1 on a music starved world. It clearly hit home with a funk hungry public as it got into the UK charts, nestled between film soundtracks and pop compilations, so I'd like to thank everyone for supporting - especially those who grabbed the double vinyl album - that was an instant sell out!" Volume 2 contains all the trademark features his fans have come to love -kicking off with The Allergies - and their 100% exclusive Trunk Of Funk remix of their bombastic Move On Baby.
Tomorrow's People - Open Soul 2nd Pressing With New Obi
Eddie Roberts & The Fire Eaters - I Believe In Miracles / Lope Song
Eddie Roberts & The Fire Eaters
I Believe In Miracles / Lope Song
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (P-Vine)
18,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Eddie Roberts returned to his roots on his side project THE Fire Eaters releasing a stream of thoughtfully reworked soul jazz covers, and P-vine is excited to be bringing two fan-favourites to 7" vinyl format. The A side is a real treat for rare groove fans with an instrumental cover of the original powerhouse single "I Believe in Miracles" by Mark Capanni. The cover of legendary Jazz keyboardest Eddie Russ is as danceable as it is elegant with its groovy mid-tempo arrangements.
Jon Batiste - WE ARE
Mabe Fratti - Sera Que Ahora Podremos Entendernos
Andy Cooper - Hot Off The Chopping Block 45 Black Vinyl Edition
Andy Cooper
Hot Off The Chopping Block 45 Black Vinyl Edition
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Oonops Drops)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Andy Cooper, member of Californian Hip Hop group Ugly Duckling recently released his solo project »Hot Off The Chopping Block« on LP and digital. Now here's your chance to get Andy's and Oonops' favorite handpicked tracks plus two unreleased fiery and exclusive instrumentals on your favourite format of choice.

Cop your personal limited crystal clear recycled 45 version or the black recycled one.
V.A. - Wamono A To Z Volume III - Japanese Light Mellow Funk, Disco & Boogie 1978-1988 Black Vinyl Edition
Wamono A To Z Volume III - Japanese Light Mellow Funk, Disco & Boogie 1978-1988 Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (180g)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Active as a professional DJ in Japan since the late eighties, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite is also a renowned remixer, compiler and producer. An avid record collector and an expert of the Wamono style, Yoshizawa published the Wamono A to Z records guide book in 2015 which instantly sold-out. The book unveiled a myriad of beautiful and rare records from a highly prolific, but still then unknown, Japanese groove scene.

After many years working as a record buyer for several stores, DJ Chintam opened his own Blow Up shop in 2018 in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. A member of the Dayjam Crew and a specialist of soul, funk, rare groove and disco music, Chintam is also an expert of the home-brewed Wamono grooves. He supervised and wrote the Wamono A to Z records guide book together with Yoshizawa.

For this third chapter of the acclaimed Wamono series, Yoshizawa and Chintam unheart some of the best and rarest light mellow funk tunes and disco boogie bangers produced in Japan between 1978 and 1988. Put the needle on the record, turn up the volume and dig right now into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!
Candi Staton - Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (The Lost Fame Sessions Masters) Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Candi Staton
Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (The Lost Fame Sessions Masters) Record Store Day 2021 Edition
LP | 2021 | (Plg Uk)
21,99 €*
Release:2021 /
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2021 Drop 2 release limited to 3000 copies. Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (The Lost Fame Sessions Masters) features twelve previously unreleased tracks from Candi Staton’s incredible recording period at the legendary Fame studios. Discovered and compiled as part of 2011’s Evidence (The Complete Fame Sessions Masters) compilation and available here for the first time on vinyl exclusively for RSD 2021. Tracklisting Side 1 – 1. One More Hurt (2.41), 2. Spread Your Love On Me (3.10), 3. Lovin’ The Easy Way (2.50), 4. Where Were You (3.17)*, 5. I Gave A Little And Lost A Lot (4.19), 6. Do Right Woman (3.07). Side 2 – 1. We Had It All (2.53), 2. Slipping Away (3.10), 3. I'll Be Here (3.25), 4. Trouble, Heartaches And Sadness (2.47), 5. Jolene (4.13), 6. Are You Just Building Me Up (3.28) (All tracks are stereo except * mono)
Gianni Dell'orso, Gianni Oddi - Mondo Di Notte Oggi
Gianni Dell'orso, Gianni Oddi
Mondo Di Notte Oggi
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
15,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A part of the Four Flies 45s series, which brings to DJs and music lovers alike exclusive first-time 7-inch releases of super-groovy Italian soundtrack themes, this vibrant release contains two super-funky, afro-influenced tunes composed by two giants of Italian music for a 1976 Mondo movie. Expect irresistible percussion, soulful brass section, and wah wah guitars.
Arnie Love & The Loveletts - Invisible Wind Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Arnie Love & The Loveletts
Invisible Wind Record Store Day 2021 Edition
12" | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Tap Records)
13,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2021 Release. First official reissue of this much bootlegged and sort after 12" release from Arnie Love & The Loveletts. Having disappeared into obscurity shortly after it's release in 1981, original copies now fetching over £200 in part due to regular plays in DJ sets from Four Tet, Caribou, Palms Trax & Charlie Bones.
Leo's Sunshipp - Give Me The Sunshine Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Sandra Sa - Vale Tudo
Ivan Makvel - A Family Affair
Ivan Makvel
A Family Affair
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (The Sleepers Recordz)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
As the brains and the muscle behind The Sleepers Recordz, Ivan Makvel stays busy, having kept a steady stream of street dance-oriented releases flowing into the ears of modern funk connoisseurs internationally. Yet, the majority of these releases have come from other artists, with Makvel's own music taking a back seat while he forged a unique lane for his label. No longer, as he brings you his first full-length in years - A Family Affair. It's a fitting concept for an artist/producer/talkboxer who has put so much energy into the release of music by others. Many of those who can claim projects on The Sleepers join him, allowing this Family Affair to live up to its name. Mofak blesses the album's title track, a thunderous p-funk inspired opener, while XL Middleton shows up on two songs, dropping raps on "Keep Movin" while alternating between singing and vocoder on the electro boogie cut "Show The Way." On "Get Down," Bougito shows up to share production duties over a funk track sure to become a staple among poppers and lowriders alike. Moniquea sings and raps on the decidedly-left coast "I'm Not Sayin Nothin," while Funkmaster Ozone brings electro vocoder sensibilities to a disco-tinged boogie track on "We Come To Jam." Temu offers his polished vocal style on one of the album's high points, "Essential Funk," a simultaneous nod to a pandemic-stricken world and a declaration that the party must still continue. Gil Masuda of Toronto's Love Touch Records is featured on the house-inflected "How You Make Me Feel," and fellow LTR artist Maya Killtron lends her unique vocal and violin one-two punch on "About You." Ivan only ventures out fully solo for two songs on the album, "Wild" and the previously-released "I Got Funk" - A move to be expected from an album designed to bring an entire funk family together.
Hiatus Kaiyote - Mood Valiant HHV EU Exclusive Dark Green Vinyl Edition
Antonio L. Newton - Novaphonia Black Vinyl Edition
Antonio L. Newton
Novaphonia Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1987 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
19,19 €* 31,99 € -40%
Release:1987 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Antonio L. Newton AKA Tony Newton (born 1948) is a multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, MI who began his professional career at the age of thirteen, playing bass guitar with blues legends like John Lee Hooker and T-Bone Walker. Discovered by Motown executive Hank Cosby while playing the Detroit blues circuit at the age of 18, he became the touring bassist with Smokey Robinson and the Miracles on the famed 1965 European ‘Motown Review’ tour. Within two years, Newton became the Miracles’ musical director.

Tony Newton also toured and recorded with other Motown artists such as The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5…and countless others. Earning the nickname “the Baby Funk Brother” he left his trademark of solid, hard-driving and deftly clever grooves on such timeless hits as “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Baby Love,” “Stop In The Name Of Love,” “Nowhere to Run,” “ABC,” “Never Can Say Goodbye,” “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” and many others. Next to his impressive body of work for Motown, Newton can be heard on several hit singles from labels like Invictus-Hotwax and Stax. Later, Newton gained recognition as a member of both the acclaimed jazz-rock fusion group: The New Tony Williams Lifetime (headed by Miles Davis’ drummer Tony Williams) and the British hard rock group: G-Force (with veteran guitarist Gary Moore).

Tony Newton also recorded several solo albums during his impressive career, including the two total classics: ‘Mysticism & Romance’ (1978) and ‘Novaphonia’ (1987).

On the album, we are presenting you today (Novaphonia from 1987) the listener is treated to something Unique (and this is not an overstatement). Newton really puts the ‘multi’ into multi-instrumentalist, playing the synthesizers, the electric bass and the drum machine. Experimental is the keyword here, sounds vary from psych/trance (almost like a soundtrack from a space movie), to funk, fusion, rock, R&B, soul and jazz. Novaphonia has both elements of Tony Newton’s impressive musical past and his vision for the future.

Spacious synths, unusual instruments and an all-around cosmic approach make this an ‘out of this world’ and Very intriguing album. Resonant, sonically rich, sonorous, colorful, mind-expanding sounds are what one should expect from the 20th century Novaphonic sound developed to its greatest extent. These harmonies are innately pleasing to the human ear, mind and nervous system.

Explore new musical frontiers intended to catapult the listener towards new dimensions…this is an album that just begs for a special place in your record collection!

Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first-ever vinyl reissue of ‘Novaphonia’ since its release in 1987. This rare & private pressed album (original copies tend to go for large amounts on the secondary market) is now finally back available as a limited 180g vinyl edition (500 copies) complete with the original artwork.
Panache - Every Brother Ain't A Brother
Every Brother Ain't A Brother
12" | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Isle Of Jura)
14,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released as a 12” single in 1982, ‘Every Brother Ain’t A Brother’ was the final record from Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist and producer Freddie Thompson’s Panaché band. Built around a fully cleared sampled bassline from ‘The Message’ by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, ‘Every Brother Ain’t A Brother’ plays out like a summertime stroll through New York in the early 80s. The streets are full of excitement, but as the lyrics, written by vocalist Denise Williams (not to be confused with Deniece Williams of ‘Let’s Hear It For The Boy’ fame) make it clear, they’re dangerous as well. Thirty-nine years later, Isle of Jura is proud to present the first official 12” reissue of ‘Every Brother Ain’t A Brother’. A cult classic from the disco-rap era, the reissue includes the original vocal and instrumental versions of ‘Every Brother Ain’t A Brother’ plus a Jura Soundsystem special version with additional live percussion. Originally made up of Freddie, his wife, the singer Debra Thompson and keyboardist Douglas Glover, Panaché formed at the behest of a local disco DJ, Carl Nelson. In the wake of Chic’s early singles, Carl felt a French name would give Freddie a competitive edge. “He explained it to us that it was a French word for style and elegance. Panaché, a step above chic,” Freddie reflects. Business minded, Freddie formed his own label, Roché Records and joined Sirma - The Small Independent Music Manufacturers Association. “It was very hard for the independent manufacturers to get airplay and distribution at the time, so we all came together,” he remembers. Through Sirma, Freddie met Joe and Sylvia Robinson from Sugar Hill Records, who several years later, let him sample ‘The Message’ for ‘Every Brother Ain’t A Brother’. In 1979, Panaché scored some radioplay when they covered ‘Not On The Outside’ by ‘60s D.C R&B group The Moments. Emboldened, they brought onboard backing vocalists and recorded their only album. This Is Panache saw the band blurring the boundaries between soul, jazz-funk and disco and become a sought after collectible. By 1982, Debra had stepped back, and one of Panaché’s backing singers was center stage, Denise Williams. “Denise was good with writing poetry,” says Freddie. "She had one called ‘Every Brother Ain’t A Brother’. It was about the unrest that was going on in the city at the time. I thought I could do something with that.” After releasing ‘Every Brother Ain’t A Brother’ in 1982, Panaché quietly moved from center stage to behind the scenes. Over the last thirty-nine years, Freddie has continued to work in the music industry as a session musician and producer. “As soon as we stopped trying to become stars as Panaché, we became busy working in the industry,” Freddie laughs.
Eddie Chacon - Pleasure, Joy And Happiness Blue Vinyl Edition
Eddie Chacon
Pleasure, Joy And Happiness Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Day End)
36,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Eddie Chacon experienced proper, peak-nineties acclaim in the soul duo Charles and Eddie: they scored a global No. 1 in 1992 with “Would I Lie To You,” appeared three times on Top of the Pops, and featured on soundtracks from True Romance to Super Mario Bros.. Their crooning style was clearly pop-ready, but undeniably reverent: the pair first met when Eddie noticed Charles carrying a vinyl copy of Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man” on a New York subway train.

By that time, Chacon had already been navigating music in interesting ways, all the way back to his teen garage rock band with the late Cliff Burton (Metallica) and Mike Bordin (Faith No More). In the late ’80s, he released a full-length on Uncle Luke from 2 Live Crew’s label and signed to Columbia as a solo act. He was a working artist, always popping up in unexpected places: through the course of his career, Chacon would write, sing, or produce ten Top 40 hits around the globe.

In the words of Mac DeMarco: “Eddie Chacon is planet earth’s number one musician. Yesterday, today, and forever.”

Years ago, Chacon retired from music for a second calling as a fashion photographer and creative director. In an interview at the time, he said, “I was fortunate to have a 35-year music career and felt that there wasn't that much more for me to say or achieve.” Very thankfully, that’s no longer the case. Private experiments, far from the major-label center he once frequented, began to feel urgent and new. “There’s nothing more exciting for me than getting to start from the beginning again,” he says today.

“Pleasure, Joy and Happiness” will be available July of 2020 on the boutique Los Angeles-based label Day End Records. This is a thoughtfully considered album of quiet, confident R&B: it doesn't jump out at you, but rather gets in you. Produced by John Carroll Kirby, the like-minded artist and collaborator with Frank Ocean and Solange Knowles, it features restrained percussion from Kanye West’s Sunday Service drummer Lamar Carter. Celestial soul as a break from chaos, these are quietly challenging songs as timeless as they are contemporary.

“What a rare and cool challenge it was for me to help Eddie re-emerge after a long hiatus,” says John Carroll Kirby. “I was excited to produce a record for him that captured the chill, laid-back wisdom and easy vocal mastery he has that you don’t see that much these days.”

Lead single “My Mind Is Out of Its Mind” finds a deep groove to try and contain spiraling heartbreak, while the sweet and wobbly “Trouble” balances the delightful near whisper of the title track “Pleasure, Joy and Happiness.” But even the project’s lightest moments feel sincere and mature. Altogether: a truly unifying release, coming from a man who's earned the right to share such a regal, romantic sound.

“I used to think to myself,” Chacon says, “if I ever make a record again, I’d want it to be a record you’d have to be my age to make.”
Sault - Untitled (Black Is) w/ Damaged Sleeve / Seamsplit
Untitled (Black Is) w/ Damaged Sleeve / Seamsplit
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Forever Living Originals)
36,09 €* 37,99 € -5%
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Pop
Comes with a Seamsplit-Cover. No returns.

“We present our first ‘Untitled’ album to mark a moment in time where we as Black People, and of Black Origin are fighting for our lives. RIP George Floyd and all those who have suffered from police brutality and systemic racism. Change is happening… We are focused.”
Asha Puthli - The Devil Is Loose Pink Vinyl Edition
Asha Puthli
The Devil Is Loose Pink Vinyl Edition
LP | 1976 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
28,99 €*
Release:1976 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
We can’t think of many artists that have had as diverse a career and who have been involved in as many different genres of music as Asha Puthli. A musical pioneer who forged a path through 60's psych, free-jazz, pop, rock, disco, and more. Asha's 1976 album 'The Devil Is Loose' is maybe her most well-known record. Featuring the beautiful disco-funk-classic 'Space Talk’, Asha's ethereal soaring vocals take us on a journey that almost mirrors Asha's eclectic career. The track was championed by a wide-range of musical scenes and movements, and over space and time it has been commandeered as their own. You would hear it played by David Mancuso at the now ‘mythical’ underground New York party 'The Loft’, in the most discerning disco nightclubs across the globe, in the Rare Groove scene, and also being sampled by hip-hop heavyweights such as The Notorious B.I.G / P Diddy, and The Pharcyde. The appeal and lifespan of ’Space Talk’ keeps on extending and morphing as new audiences gleefully discover it for the first time - it still sounds as relevant and fresh on the dancefloor today - a sign of a true classic. Here at Mr Bongo we are thrilled to be releasing records by such an iconic musical maverick as Asha, from her roots in India to becoming a globe-trotting artist with a celebrated career in music and acting, whilst always staying true to her art. She has blazed a trail so that others could follow. Whether you are buying this album as a replacement for your worn-out original copy or it's the first time you've heard of Asha Puthli and you're just intrigued and drawn in by the cover, we hope you enjoy this quintessential slice of Asha's world.
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LP | 1976 | JP | Reissue (P-Vine)
33,74 €* 44,99 € -25%
Release:1976 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The current market price is over 3000 dollars?! P-vine reissues the TSG version LP of The Topics again for over 20 years! Aaccording to producer Bruce Clark, TSG's LP is bootleg as well as Ultimates' one
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