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Comptons Most Wanted - Music To Driveby
Comptons Most Wanted
Music To Driveby
LP | 1992 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
27,99 €*
Release:1992 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2018!Only one copy per customer!There are West Coast classics, and then there isMusic To Driveby, the third LP from the group thatbirthed MC Eiht: Compton’s Most Wanted. Althoughthe group started in the late ‘80s with multiple MCs(including Tha Chill and Boom Bam), by 1992 Eiht waspulling the group’s vocal weight – supported by DJMike T on turntables and production – and evenproducing and co-producing tracks.Music To Driveby might lack beats-per-minute variety,but to fans that’s not a bad thing. Across the board,this is mid-tempo, super deep, funky hip-hop, made forcars creeping along boulevards across the West andSouth, and it’s about as good as it gets for suchpurposes. Just about filler-free, the album strutsintensely and with purpose, as Eiht throws tales of Calistreet life at fans for an hour straight, almost withouta break.This solo marathon is given a respite only once, withScarface’s guest spot on “N 2 Deep,” an excellenthood roller supported by a soulful guitar lick sampledfrom Lyn Collins’ “Do Your Thing.” Elsewhere, Eiht rollsalone and intensely, on cuts like the classic smashsingle “Hood Took Me Under”; the album’s secondsingle and Tim Dog attack “Who’s Fu**ing Who?”; thehometown big-up “Compton 4 Life”; and hustle taleslike “Jack Mode” and “I Gots To Get Over.”After this album, Eiht released more classics under hisown name, and with similar fan worship. It was thecontinuation of a legendary career and Music ToDriveby still ranks high on anyone’s “West CoastLegends” playlist.
Cam'ron - Purple Haze Purple Vinyl Edition
Cam'ron
Purple Haze Purple Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1990 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
32,99 €*
Release:1990 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2018!Only one copy per customer!Cam’ron’s second Roc-A- Fella full-length and fourth overall went gold for a reason. In the early 2000s, Cam and his Diplomats were ruling New York,and Purple Haze undeniably took them to higher heights.Among numerous producers in his stable, relative newcomer Kanye West brings the heat twice here, with the single “Down & Out” (with Kanye pullingdouble duty, also rocking the mic) and “Dip-Set Forever.” Elsewhere, Cam’s Diplomats crew swarm to support, on “Hey Lady” (with Freekey Zekey) andthe more minimal, N.W.A. tribute “The Dope Man,” with Jim Jones. “Bubble Music” is a Cam standalone, with some reggae-tinged chops that change thepace a bit.And all throughout there are talented guests who rock alongside Cam’s no-nonsense flow to bring tracks to life: cases in point, “More Reasons” with Jaheim, and “Girls,” with Mona Lisa.Purple Haze was another Diplomats volley that kept their flame burning hot, ruling the streets of NYC and far beyond. Presented here as a 2-LP onappropriate purple vinyl, don’t miss out on your chance to revisit and rock to one of the era’s most memorable platters.
Too $hort - Short Dog's In The House
Too $hort
Short Dog's In The House
LP | 2018 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
27,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2018!Only one copy per customer!“In my category, I’m the one and only,” proclaimed Oakland legend Too $hort on his 1990 single “Short But Funky.” Few disagreed then, and even fewer would do so decades later.First appearing in the mid-1980s slinging homemade tapes out of his car trunk, the man born Todd Shaw has always stayed true to himself. And although he is known more for the dirty side ofhis rap game, on “Short But Funky” he also reminds listeners of an important fact: “There’s a serious side to everything I say.”Short Dog’s In The House was $hort’s sixth album, and his second for the Jive label. By the time it hit, he was a West Coast legend, but his rep was growing Eastwards, as the rest of thecountry started opening its ears to new sounds. Peaking at #20 on the national Billboard 200 chart, the album was exactly whathis dedicated fans expected – funky, 70s-drenched beats made for cars on the boulevard; and no-nonsense lyrics that made more sense and dropped more knowledge than he was ever given credit for. For examples of his conscious side, look nofurther than the P-Funk fueled “It’s Your Life” or the album’s lead single, “The Ghetto.”The album’s second single “Short But Funky” landed somewhere in the middle of $hort and Todd Shaw, talking aboutb where he was at as the new decade broke, and making it clearthat he wasn’t going anywhere. His mortality was particularly on his mind after rumors had surfaced the year before that he had died in a crackhouse. He speaks directly to this crazy episode on“Dead Or Alive.” And although it’s mostly a solo affair, he brings in some heavy artillery – and a lot of not-for-the-kids profanity – on “Ain’tNothin’ But A Word To Me,” featuring none other than Ice Cube. In between, $hort distributed plenty of tales and charisma for fans to eat up, continuing to build his legendary status as one of the rap trailblazers of the era. Presented here on black wax witha poster of the excellent cartoon cover graphic, it’s time to give this one a spin, whether it’s the first or 100th time.
Spice 1 - Spice 1
Spice 1
Spice 1
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
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Released in 1992 on CD, MC and Promo LP only, Spice 1's debut gets a proper vinyl treatment.Spice 1 is an undisputed West Coast legend, who first hit the scene after the N.W.A. and – closer to home – Too $hort explosion of the late ‘80s. As history showed, he continued that bloodline with finesse and authority. His nasal flow is menacing and strong, and fans have been consistently captivated by his ‘hood tales since his self-titled debut in 1992. If you want thematic range with your MCs, Spice isn’t that dude – he is all about crime tales and the perils of ghetto life. And he attacks that storytelling sweet spot with each new cut. Spice 1 boasted four singles by the time it was all said and done, and breezed to Gold status on the strength of cuts like the catchy “East Bay Gangster”, the heartfelt tales and truths of “Welcome To The Ghetto”, and the thick, grooving “In My Neighborhood.” He even produced the alcohol-themed “187 Proof,” another of the album’s singles, and the hands-down cleverest vocal outing on the LP. Sonically, the backdrops on Spice 1 range from plunky, keyboard-bassline funk to deeper, fuzzy ‘70s samples – and he sounds strong on top of both. “Break Yourself” is fueled with an electro-funk drive, “1-800 Spice” brings reggae flavor, and “Peace To My Nine” gets chunkier, with a well-placed P-Funk “One Nation Under A Groove” sample. Presented here on official retail vinyl for the first time since its initial release 26 years ago, Spice 1’s debut holds the test of time and carries the California gangsta flag with pride. Some colors just don’t fade.
Willie Colon - Wanted By The FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga
Willie Colon
Wanted By The FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga
LP | 1970 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:1970 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2018!Only one copy per customer!The Big Break is a masterpiece of Latin music, the kind offormidable artistic statement that established the Fania label as a cultural icon-- going beyond the parameters of a company specializing in crowd pleasing dance music. Needless to say, this is still a great party album, filled with dance friendly classics such as “Barrunto” and “Abuelita”. At the same time, it crystallizes theColón/Lavoé aesthetic that the duo had been developing on previous albums ("The Big Break" was Colón's sixth release on the Fania label.)This session is a roller coaster of intensity-- a symphony of contrasting flavors, colors and feelings. Perhaps the one moment that best encapsulates the transcendental qualities of this collection is the bridge of “Panameña”-- the moment when the tunestops on its tracks, Lavoé introduces la salsa de Puerto Rico, el aguinaldo (Puerto Rico's own salsa, the aguinaldo) and all hellbreaks loose thanks to Colón's roaring trombone and the spidery piano lines courtesy of the maestro Profesor Joe Torres. The resulting effect is nothing less of apocalyptic. Of the many brilliant LP covers that graphic designer Izzy Sanabria designed for Fania , The Big Break may be the most notorious one.The art capitalized on Colón's ‘Malo’ image (he was initially called El Malo because the older musicians thought he was a poor trombone player, not a bad kid-- Willie then decided to use thegangster archetype as a gimmick.) This time, Sanabria flew with the idea and devised a cover that replicated a Wanted by the FBI poster. Using the project's limited budget to his advantage, the designer included a cheap photo of Colón and random fingerprintsto create a realistic looking poster. After its release, the company was contacted by the real FBI, which requested that the ‘Wanted by FBI’ text be removed from the cover.Listening to these eight, timeless tracks decades after their original release, the music compels you to ask: how could two young men in their '20 have so much to say? How did they manage to record an album of such depth and beauty? It may be advisable to stop pondering such heady issues and enjoy the music instead.
Lee Perry & The Full Experience - Disco Devil
Lee Perry & The Full Experience
Disco Devil
12" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
For the new year, your friends at Get On Down bring you a beautifulpackage of roots reggae weirdness from the almighty Upsetter:Lee “Scratch” Perry.This 12” single features the song “Disco Devil,” recorded by the legendaryJamaican mad genius with the group The Full Experience, as a version ofMax Romeo’s “Chase the Devil.” But don’t jump to conclusions based onthe song title – musically this is as far as you can get fromSaturday Night Fever.Thick, reverb-drenched dub/roots reggae laced with Perry’s dusted vocalsand brilliant work behind the boards are on the menu throughout. This cutis undeniably underrated in Perry’s catalog and fans will eat this up, since ithas always been hard to find on 7” and 12” for many years now.
Mobb Deep - Hell On Earth
Mobb Deep
Hell On Earth
2LP | 1996 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
25,99 €*
Release:1996 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
By the time Mobb Deep hit with their third album – Hell On Earth – they were solidified street legends. Coming off the critically acclaimed The Infamous, Havoc and Prodigy hitthe lab and came back with a soundtrack that is fitting to its title. Havoc’s production is atmospheric; laced with histrademark drums loops and sharp pianos stabs. Add Prodigy’s trademark flow and it’s evident that the pairing is such an amazing match. While Hell On Earth is essentiallya continuation of The Infamous you can still hear the growth in both performers and Hell On Earth stands as some of their best work. The album features guest appearances by Nas, Raekwon, Method Man, and frequent collaborator Big Noyd.The album stands out for its acclaimed singles "G.O.D. Pt.III" and "Hell on Earth (Front Lines)," as well as “Drop a Gem on 'Em". Standout album cuts are “Animal Instinct”, “Bloodsport”, “More Trife Life” and “Can't Get Enough”. The previously as a B Side “Still Shinin’” still rings off androunding out the album is the deep “Apostle’s Warning”. This album is essential listening and a must have and we are excited to have it back in print on double LP.
Mr. Fingers - Can You Feel It / Washing Machine
Mr. Fingers
Can You Feel It / Washing Machine
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
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There’s a reason why so many of house music’s early releases have endured over the decades. The bestof them have a quality that defies logic. Early house records like Heard's own "Washing Machine," orthe "No Way Back" by Adonis, still have the power to stun listeners and drive clubs wild. They soundalien and beautiful, simultaneously ingrained within us and so unlike everything that followed. Andfew sound as beautiful, or as alien, as "Can You Feel It."By 1986, Heard—who was born and bred in Chicago and been playing in bands as a drummer—had alreadyproved to the world that he was a master of poignant, enthralling house. The previous year’s elegant“Mystery of Love,” originally released on Alleviated Records, had featured an insistent ascendingbassline repeating under a plaintive, swooning analog synth, with a gentle, conga-led rhythm settingthe pace. It was soon rerecorded in a slightly more fleshed-out style, this time featuring frequentcollaborator Robert Owens on vocals—”There’s a moment in our lives when we all must try the mystery oflove”—and rereleased on D.J. International.The song helped to set the Larry Heard template: A hollowed-out bass underlies percolating percussion,while a deceptively spare instrumentation lays out a wistful, yearning melody, all blanketed withethereal ambience. But “Can You Feel It,” released by Trax Records the next year on an EP that alsoboasts the equally dreamy “Washing Machine,” took that mold and refined it into exquisite, crystallineform. As with most house of the era—the components of “Can You Feel It” are few. There’s a throbbingkick, tuned so loosely as to make it feel like the head’s in danger of falling from the drum, cascadinghi-hats, shivering and shimmering, a three-chord synth pattern that flirts with melancholy, occasionaldistant pads and crisp countermelody, and most of all, that angular, acidic low-end. With this track,along with “Washing Machine,” Heard had perfected his signature bass sound: an alien signal, caving inupon itself, that’s simultaneously soothing and a little bit disconcerting. In 1986, it seemed like abeacon from the farthest reaches of the galaxy, even today, it’s one of the most identifiable tones inelectronic music.Heard himself has claimed to have little distinct memory of making “Can You Feel It,” saying it wasmerely the result of fooling around with some newly acquired gear. But apparently, “Can You Feel It”was first laid down on tape in 1984, the same session yielded a much slower, 110-BPM prototype of“Mystery of Love.” Roland’s Juno-60 polyphonic synthesizer provided the bass and melody, while thedrums were courtesy of a TR-909. A friend came up with the song’s title, Heard has admitted ininterviews that he’s not adept at naming his own work. The track ended up in the hands of theinfluential Chicago DJs of the era—Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, et al—and eventually made its way toTrax Records’ Vince Lawrence. A few years later, alternate versions of “Can You Feel It” surfaced, manyof these with Vocals Samples that detracted from something that was already graceful and full offeeling. And really, how could anything improve upon the transcendent ‘86 Trax release, a song thatfeels like a blissful caress?
Cypress Hill - The Phuncky Feel One / How I Could Just Kill A Man
Cypress Hill
The Phuncky Feel One / How I Could Just Kill A Man
7" | 1991 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
12,99 €*
Release:1991 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
"The second single from Cypress Hill’s legendary debut presented here in a high gloss black UV coated outer jacket emblazoned with the Cypress Hill logo. Inside, the 7” is housed in a full color recreation of the art from the original 12” issue. In the early 1990s, a dark force began to rise in Los Angeles, fueled by classic ‘80s New York boom-bap and equally inspired by evil-tinged rock groups from the 1970s, like Black Sabbath. Just like that era of Los Angeles itself, pre-Riots and pre-The Chronic, Cypress Hill – producer and DJ Muggs with main MC B-Real and his lyrical partner Sen Dog – brought the city’s bubbling unrest tothe surface, bathed in weed smoke and exploring injustices done to the underclass by both the Police State and the Government. Technically a “Double A-Side,” Cypress Hill’s first single, from 1991, took a minute to penetrate the rap scene at large. Once it took hold, though, there was no turning back. Part of the delay may have been the aural dichotomy shown here – “The Phunky Feel One”is a ridiculously funky groover, laced with liquid flows that might not create a full-on party vibe, but certainly brought listeners to the brink of the dancefloor. The flip, which eventually became the group’s breakthrough (thanks in part to its use in the climax to the film“Juice”), was a claustrophobic exploration of the gang lifestyle and mindset that was prevalent in the LA of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. “Here is something you can’t understand,” the chorus snarled, “How I could just kill a man.” According to group members, “Phunky Feel” was their record label’s choice for the A-Side, and “Kill A Man” was the song they themselveswanted to show the world with their first shot. No matter which way you slice it, the single showed an impressive range in just two songs – a complexity which would soon be fully exposed with the group’s debut LP later that year. This limited edition release is a black vinyl 7-inch recreation of the original 12”, featuring the single’s classic artwork on a printed7” jacket, plus a special matte black 2nd outer sleeve, embossed with the seminal skull design."
Alkaholiks - 21 & Over
Alkaholiks
21 & Over
LP | 1993 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:1993 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
21 & Over is the debut album by West Coast hip hop group, Tha Alkaholiks. It is highly praised, and has been described by Allmusic as "the quintessential West Coast party album."Featuring vocals by King Tee, Lootpack, and Threat plus procduction by Tha Alkaholiks, Lootpack, King Tee, and Derick "D. Pimp" Williams.
Frankie Knuckles - Baby Wants To Ride / Your Love
Frankie Knuckles
Baby Wants To Ride / Your Love
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
By the time the Jungle Brothers rapped about it in 1988, House Music had been bumping in NYC Clubsfor years. Even though the genre would go on to become a global phenomenon, House music had humblebeginnings in predominantly gay and black clubs in Chicago. Musically, House Music was inspired bythe eclectic dance records played by DJs Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy at Clubs like “The Warehouse”and “Muzik Box”. With a growing club scene, labels like Trax Records and DJ International played amajor role in the development of the genre. Founded in 1984, Trax was an important outlet for housemusic in its early days, releasing many classics including "No Way Back" by Adonis, Larry Heard's"Can You Feel It," and the first so-called house anthem in 1986, "Move Your Body" by MarshallJefferson. This latter tune gave a massive boost to house music, extending recognition of the genreoutside of Chicago.The Story behind the making of these recordings, is quite peculiar. “Your Love” was written JamiePrinciple, young Chicago Native with a strict religious family who grew up listening to the likes ofpop, gospel, classic and RnB. A talented musician, Principle could play the clarinet and keyboardsas well as drums for his local church. His first major relationship with a lady named Lisa Harrisinspired him to write ‘Your Love’ and experiment with home recordings. Although his Demo tape wasturned down by every New York label that received it, his tape somehow spread like wildfire throughoutthe clubs of Chicago. Jamie himself never became aware of its popularity due to his strict upbringingand parental ban from nightclubs. Because of its local popularity, the first commercial release of“Your Love” was produced by Mark "Hot Rod" Trollan and pressed as a 12" single on Persona Records in1986. The final - and ultimately definitive - version was released the next year on Trax Recordsproduced by Frankie Knuckles.The pair recorded a number of hits together —including "Waiting on My Angel," "Baby Wants to Ride,"and "Bad Boy". The songs recorded by Principle and Knuckles summed up the lifestyle and feelings foundinside the clubs at the time: “romantic possibility, escape, a little bit of danger, a lot of abandon,racial and sexual diversity, and even political liberation. Principle was particularly interested inthe latter, with lyrics about the Reagan agenda and queer rights. Ronnie wants to ride me, becausehe thinks he's king/ But its hard to ride baby when you living in a fascist dream, he sings in "BabyWants to Ride, referring to the 40th American president's hyper-conservative administration." Thesesongs are—in the ways in which they hypnotically summon you away from the straight world and into thefree and naughty space of the nightclub—rallying cries, and have been the soundtracks to countlessyoung people's first experiences of self-actualization on the dance floor. They confirm, in sound andspirit, all that is essential about nightlife, and make dancing a downright political action. Thougha misunderstanding in the latter part of the 1980s over how the songs were listed commercially—someof the vinyl releases, including "Your Love," were credited only to Knuckles and not to Principle—ledto a dissolution of their collaboration.” - Alex Frank (Thump)
Felix - Tiger Stripes / You Can't Hold Me Down
Felix
Tiger Stripes / You Can't Hold Me Down
7" | 1984 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:1984 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
We weren’t too familiar with this 1984 Release on Sleeping Bag Records until reading Tim Lawrence’s Book Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-1992. What we learned, was the “behind the scenes” drama that went on during the recording of this single. Arthur Russell and DJ Nicky Siano contemplated working together once again after their first collaboration in 1978 lead to a successful 12” single called “Kiss me Again” on Sire under the Moniker Dinosaur where David Byrne even played lead guitar. Their second collaboration “Tiger Stripes” came as the result of Siano convincing the father or a then girlfriend to fund the venture. Arthur wrote the lyrics, and while Siano remembers remembers the Demo tracks being promising, problems began to emerge as Studio time began ticking. Russell became annoyed by Siano’s hyperactive personality in the Studio, while the former Gallery/Studio 54 DJ grew impatient of his collaborator’s constant changes and money spent in studio time. However according Author Tim Lawrence the feud escalated when Arthur wanted to introduce a drum machine after the session drummer could not keep the time. As a result, he ended up scrapping the original tracks which included vocals recorded by Evelyn Thomas. However the nail in the coffin came when Siano assumed the role of lead vocalist at which point Russell quit appalled by how terrible he sounded. Although a perfectionist, Russell also suspected Siano had been using the project as a platform for himself as a vocalist. In any case their project went on with Siano as lead and newly recorded backup vocals by Maxine Bell. Released on Splash Records in 1984, Siano is credited as the artist and sole-producer while Russell only agreed to be credited under the alias Killer Whale. Not too long after, Sleeping Bag released a 7” promotional copy of “Tiger Stripes” featuring only Bell as the sole vocalist, a different B-Side and Felix as the artist name. Although Russell did not credit himself by his real name, he credited the Killer Whale alias for all the writing and production on the single. There is a 12” on Sleeping bag which credits Siano for production on Tiger Stripes” but it’s clear from the release of the 7” that Russell wanted to make a statement. Beyond this peculiar story however, the music itself is worth the note. In a 2014 piece for The Vinyl Factory, Peter Zummo, one of Arthur Russell’s closest collaborators best describes this release: Side A: ‘Tiger Stripes’, is a crazy editing job with lots of disparate elements. The opening beats give little sense of what key it will be in. Side B: ‘You Can’t Hold Me Down’, is drum machine and conga, rhythm guitar, keyboard, female refrain and lead vocal, and male chant on “bad little kitten – pounce on you.” There’s no real bass. I like it not only for the way it sounds but also that it shows that you don’t have to follow the rules.
Big Pun - Still Not A Player / Twinz (Deep Cover 98)
Big Pun
Still Not A Player / Twinz (Deep Cover 98)
7" | 1998 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
12,99 €*
Release:1998 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
This 45 has heat on both sides. HEAT. Side A is Pun's smash "Still Not A Player" which features the R&B singer Joe who Pun based his previous hit "I'm Not A Player" on. This single came out a time when rap on the radio could actually still be good, but in this case it was incredible. Pun was already a "rappers rapper", but with "Still Not A Player" he outdid everyone. It was heavily played on radio and big in the clubs. The B Side has Pun teaming up with his mentor Fat Joe for "Twinz (Deep Cover)" over a remake of Dr. Dre’s classic beat. Here Pun delivers one of his most quoted verses that contains among others “Dead in the middle of Little Italy little did we know that we riddled some middlemen who didn't do diddly”. The two trade back and forth for one of the hardest collaboration on Pun's debut and making this the perfect B Side.
MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday - The 7-Inch Collection Box Set Colored Vinyl Edition
MF Doom
Operation: Doomsday - The 7-Inch Collection Box Set Colored Vinyl Edition
7x7" | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
79,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Stricly limited edition 7inch collection set!Only one copy per customer!1999 classic debut album presented as a deluxe set, with seven 7-Inches on seven shades of colored vinyl; 2 unique Doom 45 adapters; new artwork by original cover artist Lord Scotch; and customer leatherette outer box with silver-foil Doom mask and logoAs other appearances and singles trickled through the underground, by 1999 the album Operation: Doomsday appeared seemingly out of nowhere, again on Fondle ‘Em, and fans who actively ran from the glitzier side of rap music ate it up like they had been on a hunger strike. Musically raw and at-times off-kilter, former Fondle ‘Em singles like the aforementioned tunes plus “Gas Drawls,” “Hey!” and “Go With The Flow” were joined by a whole slew of new tunes. It all sounded familiar but new at the same time.It shouldn’t be overlooked that in addition to the dusty, wobbling music, the former Zev Love X completely changed up his vocal style on the tracks that would land on Doomsday, chopping his flow up and bringing a whole new approach to his formerly liquid, and often humorous lyricism.Standouts on this bonafide underground masterwork are honestly hard to pick, since fans each have their own Doom faves. But “Doomsday,” “Rhymes Like Dimes,” “The MIC,” the experimental “Tick, Tick…” (with MF Grimm) and “Red & Gold” (with King Ghidra) are great examples of how stretched-out this visionary album is.This new 7-Inch Collection edition via Get On Down includes seven 7-Inches that run in order of the songs from the original issue (including interludes). The records are housed in a custom black leatherette outer-box that is laced with silver-foil renderings of Doom’s legendary mask and bubble graffiti logo on the outside, and a never-seen-before Doom drawing by the legendary Lord Scotch, the original artist behind the Operation: Doomsday art, on the inside.In addition to holding the 7-inch vinyl, the box also contains two metallic-silver colored 45 adapters, each a 3D rendering of Doom’s gladiator mask. Picture sleeves for each of the seven pieces of wax all feature brand new work by Lord Scotch (Blake Lethem aka KEO aka Scotch79th) as well: new hand-lettered track listings on one side, and incredible new color illustrations on the flip that, when laid side-by-side, fit together like puzzle pieces, to form one large image.Each seven-inch comes in a unique vinyl color: Purple Transparent, Red Transparent, Lime Green Opaque, Orange Opaque, Yellow Transparent, Turquoise Opaque, and Classic Black. The set also includes a booklet, and is wrapped in a Japanese-style OBI strip that features the OG album cover in all of its glory.Features:• Seven 7-inches, each a different vinyl color• Custom black leatherette outer box with silver-foil rendered images of DOOM’s famed mask and logo• Two never-before-commercially available silver-colored DOOM 45 adapters• Each 7-inch has a custom sleeve designed by legendary graf artist Lord Scotch (Blake Lethem), who drew the original Operation: Doomsday cover.• Colored vinyl edition limited to 1,500 copies worldwide.
Wu-Tang Clan - Method Man / Protect Ya Neck
Wu-Tang Clan
Method Man / Protect Ya Neck
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Wu-Tang Clan struck Gold (and then Platinum) with their debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).In addition to astronomical sales, the release has been dropped into list such as NME’s Top 100 Albums ofall Time, Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of All Time, Q’s 90 Best Albums of the 901s, Rolling Stone’s 500Greatest Albums Of All Time and 100 Best Albums of The 90s, Vibe’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20thCentury and the Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. And that’s the short list of lists.Get On Down will now be issuing every single cut from Enter The Wu-Tang as a 7” single.
Dilated Peoples - The Platform
Dilated Peoples
The Platform
2LP | 2000 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:2000 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
On the West Coast, gangsta rap held sway in hip-hop as the 21st century began. The alternative and conscious rap music of the early-to-mid-90s had all but faded into the underground. The scene was set for a comeback, perhaps as a backlash to the perceived violence and misogyny ofgangsta rap's content. Leading the resurgence of alternative hip-hop were groups like Jurassic 5, and recentsignees to Capitol Records; a West coast trio that had been building steam underground since the early 90s called Dilated Peoples.Anticipation was high for the release of the debut album from Evidence, Rakaa, and DJ Babu. (Of the influential turntablist collective Beat Junkies.) When The Platform arrived in May of 2000 it was met with critical and underground acclaim, as well as affording Dilated Peoples their first Billboard chartings. It featured a back-to-basics sound with a heavy debt to the old-school hip-hop ethos, the kind of sound that harkened back to the early days of legends like De La Soul & A Tribe Called Quest. Hits like""No Retreat"" and ""The Platform"" were bolstered by Evidence & Rakaa's subtle, abstract wit, and swift, adroit wordplay, while DJ Babu provided production chops and dextrous scratches. On The Platform the trio were joined by the likes of B-Real, Tha Alkoholiks, Everlast, PlanetAsia, and many more providing guest vocals, while boasting guest production from The Alchemist & Kut Masta Kurt, among others.Since its 2000 release this influential record, which heralded the return of alternative hip-hop, has never seena vinyl reissue. With that, Get On Down-always on top of giving the greatest hip-hop albums their due-is proud to present this re-release of The Platform. The rhymes are still fresh, the production is still pristine, and the album is now back on vinyl for the first time in 17 years.
Jungle Brothers - Done By The Forces Of Nature
Jungle Brothers
Done By The Forces Of Nature
2LP | 1988 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
29,99 €*
Release:1988 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
The Jungle Brothers’ 1988 debut, Straight Out The Jungle, was important for many reasons. It was sloppy and goofy but had moments of real focus and social consciousness. It was a true “kitchen sink” record, that caught a rap fanbase enraptured by Eric B. & Rakim, Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions a bit off-guard. Also of note, beyond the excellence of the album itself, the Jungle Brothers were the fulcrum for what would become the Native Tongues movement – they came first, De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest followed, under their guidance. By 1989, the group had even more confidence, plus a Warner Bros. contract and advance in their back pocket. They used it to great advantage on the self-produced and criminally underrated Done By The Forces Of Nature, expanding their sonic palette and continuing their Afrocentric approach to music and life. Singles like “What ‘U’ Waitin’ 4” and “Doin’ Our Own Dang” (with De La and Q-Tip, alongside Monie Love) showed the group’s fun side, which has also lead the way in the “hip-house” movement. But things weren’t all fun and games, as deeper, more pensive album tracks like “Black Woman,” “Beeds On A String,” and “Acknowledge Your Own History” show. It was another accomplished mix of fun, frolic and knowledge-of-self, proving that you could be serious in the rap game but still let off steam and fill the dancefloor. Done By The Forces Of Nature stands as one of the most cherished hip-hop documents of the late ‘80s among true-school heads, and this edition is the perfect way to revisit this classic thinking-man’s (and woman’s) rap platter. Issued for the first time ever on 2-LP with the original picture sleeve artwork, it also comes with a reproduction of the original insert, with credits and lyrics.Limited edition for Black Friday RSD 2016!
Raekwon - Ice Cream
Raekwon
Ice Cream
7" | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
12,99 €*
Release:US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Presented here courtesy of Get On Down, another great hip hop 7” in Raekwon’s classic “Ice Cream” with the equally as A Side worthy “Incarcerated Scarfaces” on the flip. Backed by one of RZA’s most uncanny beats (if you knew the original you would know why) “Ice Cream” is a front runner for one of the most unlikely songs celebrating the 31 flavors of woman. All 3 MC’s on this, Rae, Ghost and Cappadonna, run through Chocolate Deluxes, Butter Pecan, Caramel Sundaes, and French Vanillas while Method Man serves up the iconic hook that is part Eddie Murphy, part genius. On the B Side Rae goes for self on “Incarcerated Scrarfaces,” which features some of his most classic lines : “you got guns, got guns, too/ What up son, do you wanna battle for cash and see who Sun Tzu”. Raekwon could have made a single for every track off Only Built 4 Cuban Linx….but with “Ice Cream” and “Incarcerated Scarfaces,” you get the dynamic of what the album is all about, witty lines, raw vocab (“guess who’s the black Trump”) and incredible production.
Big Punisher - Capital Punishment
Big Punisher
Capital Punishment
2LP | 1998 | US | Original (Get On Down)
25,99 €*
Release:1998 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Big Pun remains on the best rappers ever list to this day.Reasons for this weigh largely on his debutCapital Punishment. His commanding voice and rapid firedelivery make it clear there will never be another Big Pun. Punwas New York. His confidence on the mic made him stand outamong his contemporaries. Similarly, the production -- by acast of many – remains ever so New York loyal. The closecousins "I'm Not a Player" and "Still Not a Player,” may havebeen the hits off this album but it is packed with so many morethat show Pun’s true abilities.“Beware” and “Dream Shatterer” are great examples of BigPun at his best, dark cinematic production with just enoughroom to let him breathe fire. On “Twinz (Deep Cover)” Big Punis trading bars with his mentor Fat Joe over a remake of Dr.Dre’s classic beat. Here Pun delivers one of his most quotedverses that contains among others “Dead in the middle ofLittle Italy little did we know that we riddled some middlemenwho didn't do diddly”. There are numerous guestappearances, the best of which include afore mentioned FatJoe (on several tracks), the Roots' Black Thought on the MCshowcase "Super Lyrical," Prodigy and Inspectah Deck on"Tres Leches (Triboro Trilogy)," and an extra-insane BustaRhymes on "Parental Discretion."
Ol Dirty Bastard - Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
Ol Dirty Bastard
Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
2LP | 2012 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
22,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Official reissue without the deluxe stuff gimmicks, just beats and rhymes. Classic!
Ghostface Killah - Ironman
Ghostface Killah
Ironman
2LP | 2010 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
24,99 €*
Release:2010 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Here's the official reissue of the debut solo album from Wu-Tang Clans’s Ghostface Killah. Released in 1996 on Epic Records, Ironman earned immediate mainstream success, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.Though a solo album, Ironman is filled with Wu-Tang collabos, prominently featuring Raekwon and Cappadonna, with a handful of tracks featuring Ghost performing companionless. The albumearned gold status in sales a year after its release and platinum by2004, a true testament to its staying power.Ironman pieces together Al Green and Jackson 5 samples, gospel choruses, kung fu soundbites and piano vamps into something unpredictable and vital-sounding. Arguably the best of thegroup’s solo albums to date, the record is filled with inventive production and rhymes, and ranks as another solid entry in the Wu-Tang legacy.
Adonis - No Way Back
Adonis
No Way Back
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 25.05.2018
By the time the Jungle Brothers rapped about it in 1988, House Music had been bumping in NYC Clubsfor years. Even though the genre would go on to become a global phenomenon, House music had humblebeginnings in predominantly gay and black clubs in Chicago. Musically, House Music was inspiredby the eclectic dance records played by DJs Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy at Clubs like “TheWarehouse” and “Muzik Box”. With a growing club scene, labels like Trax Records and DJInternational played a major role in the development of the genre. Founded in 1984, Trax was animportant outlet for house music in its early days, releasing many classics including "No WayBack" by Adonis, Larry Heard's "Can You Feel It," and the first so-called house anthem in 1986,"Move Your Body" by Marshall Jefferson. This latter tune gave a massive boost to house music,extending recognition of the genre outside of Chicago.Adonis recorded many innovative and influential dance tracks. Born and raised on the West Side ofChicago, Adonis was introduced to music at a young age. He played bass guitar with several jazzand funk bands and was eventually introduced to House music by Gary B. After listening to JesseSaunders' "On and On", Adonis felt the drive to make better-produced music than what he had heardand began recording.Despite his formal training and lack of clubbing experience, Adonis made waves on the dancefloorwhen he recorded several of the best Chicago house singles of the 1980s, including "No Way Back,""Do It Properly" and "We're Rockin' Down the House." He was 19 years old when he made the dystopianclassic "No Way Back," one of Chicago house music's most iconic tracks. "No Way Back" was a smashhit for the Trax label, according to some estimates, the single sold over 100,000 copies. Thelyrics —"Release my soul / I've lost control / Too far gone / Ain't no way back" — seemed toperfectly encapsulate the feeling of being lost in music with no way out. Adonis' cold, minimalistvocal delivery — no ornamentation, or obvious emotion — made "No Way Back" sound effortlesslycool, and utterly terrifying. The stripped-down track, devoid of extraneous flourishes, stillsounds ruthlessly modern.
Wu-Tang Clan - Tearz / Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber Part II
Wu-Tang Clan
Tearz / Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber Part II
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Wu-Tang Clan struck Gold (and then Platinum) with their debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).In addition to astronomical sales, the release has been dropped into list such as NME’s Top 100 Albums ofall Time, Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of All Time, Q’s 90 Best Albums of the 901s, Rolling Stone’s 500Greatest Albums Of All Time and 100 Best Albums of The 90s, Vibe’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20thCentury and the Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. And that’s the short list of lists.Get On Down will now be issuing every single cut from Enter The Wu-Tang as a 7” single.
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring Da Ruckus / Shame On A Nigga
Wu-Tang Clan
Bring Da Ruckus / Shame On A Nigga
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Wu-Tang Clan struck Gold (and then Platinum) with their debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).In addition to astronomical sales, the release has been dropped into list such as NME’s Top 100 Albums ofall Time, Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of All Time, Q’s 90 Best Albums of the 901s, Rolling Stone’s 500Greatest Albums Of All Time and 100 Best Albums of The 90s, Vibe’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20thCentury and the Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. And that’s the short list of lists.Get On Down will now be issuing every single cut from Enter The Wu-Tang as a 7” single.
Run DMC - Run DMC
Run DMC
Run DMC
LP | 1984 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
24,99 €*
Release:1984 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Future archaeologists will discuss two periods in 1980s: before Run-DMC and after Run-DMC. It’s no exaggeration to say that the groupchanged the course of music in the ‘80s, bringing the old-school of rap into the new with one simple piece of flat, black plastic.Coming up in the rap world of the early 1980s under the wing of Kurtis Blow (group manager Russell Simmons managed Blow, and Runwas, at one time, a DJ known as “Son of Kurtis Blow”) and Blow’s bassist and burgeoning super-producer Larry Smith, the trio – Joseph“Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell – learned from the best, but created their own path.1983 was the year that they first broke out. With only an Oberheim DMX drum program and some cuts by Jay, “Sucker M.C.s (Krush-Groove1)” was a shot across the bow to the slick, post-disco pocket rap had settled into. It was raw, pure swagger and it took both New Yorkersand music aficionados around the world by storm. The song’s lyrics are a mandatory memorization assignment to this day by MCs learningtheir craft. “Two years ago, a friend of mine…”The group’s sound, which was laid out muscularly on Run-DMC, had a harder approach than their peers, thanks to producer Larry Smith’suse of live musicians who laid down grooves but didn’t soften the edges. Lyrically the group wasn’t just about brags either, with songs like“Hard Times,” “It’s Like That” and “Wake Up” (the first two were singles). Run’s and DMC’s overlapping tag-team approach to lyricism waspowerful and immensely influential.“Rock Box,” another single and arguably the centerpiece of the album, was a nod to their hard edge, and a foreshadowing of their firstworldwide smash, 1985’s “King Of Rock.” Jam Master Jay’s DJ work was stellar, knowing exactly when to jump in and put listeners’ ears ina headlock.The album was the first rap full-length to achieve Gold status, and as fans know, the group was just getting started – their next two LPs wouldtake them to even higher status in the music world, critically and sales-wise. But this is where it all started, and it’s a classic that still soundsfresh today as it did more than 30 years ago.
Too Short - Blow The Whistle
Too Short
Blow The Whistle
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Get On Down)
12,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Too Short’s 2006 certified club staple “Blow The Whistle” gets the 7inch treatment for the first time ever, and it’s safe to say it’s about time. Short Dog has long been considered Hip Hop royalty with countless classic singles and albums, but “Blow the Whistle” might be the biggest. It’s been referenced countless times (epic call outs – “what’s my favorite word”) and Drake grabbing a few lines to paraphrase this song, 10 years after speaks to its staying power and relevancy. It takes a legend like Too Short to bring it like this and it doesn’t hurt that Lil Jon cooked up a fire pot beat to propel the cut up the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop and Hip Hop Songs chart. It staying power is undeniable.
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill Clear Red Vinyl Edition
M.O.P. - Warriorz
M.O.P.
Warriorz
2LP | 2000 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:2000 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
By the time that M.O.P.’s 4th full-length hit in August of 2000, they were true vets in the rap game, with battle scars to prove it. Debuting seven years previous with “How About Some Hardcore?,” the Brownsville, Brooklyn duo of Lil’ Fame and Billy Danze had blazed a heavy path through the underground for the remainder of the decade, never faltering with an aggressive, brassknuckled vocal style, frequently bolstered by DJ Premier’s top-tier backing. Warriorz was a true game-changer for M.O.P., as the album catapulted the pair onto the upper echelons of the rap charts, where they shared real estate with softer and cornier stars of the day. One major reason for the album’s success was the runaway hit “Ante Up (Robbin Hoodz Theory),” produced by D/R Period, who broke them into the game with “Hardcore.” The song – fueled by triumphant horn stabs and a diesel, four-to-the-floor beat – was the perfect mix of hard and catchy, and Fame and Danze flexed over it with finesse. To this day it is used everywhere from movie soundtracks to Sesame Street YouTube videos. “Ante Up” had plenty of high-caliber friends, starting with the album’s two other singles: the strutting, funky “G-Building” and the tense and hardrocked “Cold As Ice” (both produced by the group). Going back, the album lurches into full gear with a hometown anthem, “Welcome To Brownsville,” working down to the Premier-finessed groover, “Follow Instructions.” Further down in the sequence we have features like the piano-freaked “Home Sweet Home” (with Lord Have Mercy) and the mid-tempo, jazzy “Foundation,” which caps the group’s fourth masterpiece. Staying true to their essence, the album flaunts hardest-of-hard Brooklyn bangers from start to finish. In an era where hip-hop was getting more syrupy than Nyquil, M.O.P. proved that they could hit the charts while staying raw.And the album still shines to this day.
Jurassic 5 - Quality Control
Jurassic 5
Quality Control
2LP | 2000 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
29,99 €*
Release:2000 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Jurassic 5 flexed serious old-to-the-new muscles in the ‘90s, beginning with their independently released single “Unified Rebelution” in 1994, and book-ending with their stellar debut full-length: 2000’s Quality Control. They walked a tightrope between underground and mainstream hip-hop, and toured alongside rap peers as well as punk rockers on the Vans Warped Tour. With double the pleasure of your average hip-hop group – two DJs and producers (Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark); and four MCs (Chali 2na, Akil, Marc 7 and Zaakir aka Soup) – they brought the late 1970s “unison MC” style of pioneering groups like the Fantastic 5 and the Force MCs to a new generation. Even more surprisingly, they did so out of Los Angeles, whose hip-hop flavors generally leaned towards Gangsta, G-Funk or Electro lines. Musically inventive and lyrically forward-thinking, each song on Quality Control is a new adventure, exploring engaging territory, delivered via one of the best live hip-hop shows fans had seen in years. From singles like the strutting groove of the title track to the throwback doo-wop samples on “The Influence” and the catchy, keyboard groove-driven “World of Entertainment (WOE Is Me),” to deeper album tracks like the lyrical gymnastics of “Jurass Finish First” and the thought-provoking “Lausd,” Jurassic 5 consistently stepped to the plate and their fans responded in kind, nearly pushing the album to Gold status. Add the innovative DJ-and-sample workout which closes out the album, “Swing Set,” and you have one of the 2000s’ most unique and solid full-length platters.
Marshall Jefferson - The House Music Anthem
Marshall Jefferson
The House Music Anthem
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
By the time the Jungle Brothers rapped about it in 1988, House Music had been bumping in NYC Clubs for years. Even though the genre would go on to become a global phenomenon, House music had humble beginnings in predominantly gay and black clubs in Chicago. Musically, House Music was inspired bythe eclectic dance records played by DJs Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy at Clubs like “The Warehouse” and “Muzik Box”. With a growing club scene, labels like Trax Records and DJ International played a major role in the development of the genre. Founded in 1984, Trax was an important outlet for housemusic in its early days, releasing many classics including "No Way Back" by Adonis, Larry Heard's "Can You Feel It," and the first so-called house anthem in 1986, "Move Your Body" by Marshall Jefferson. This latter tune gave a massive boost to house music, extending recognition of the genre outside of Chicago.“Gotta have House, music, all night long With that House, music, you can't go wrong Give me that House, music, set me free Lost in House, music, is where I wanna be It's gonna set you free (rock your body)”Part of what made House Music so appealing was how democratic it was. Without much recording gear or a studio, Anyone could make a song, have their records pressed and played in the same clubs they’d go party. Marshall’s Story was not that much different but the impact of his early recordings would set the blueprint for many of the artist that came out of Chicago. Jefferson’s first tune, recorded in 1986, become the scene’s official anthem. In titling it, ‘Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)’ it was almost as if Jefferson knew what he was doing. The swing of those opening keys, the deep, anchoring beats and bass and that infectious sing-a-long chorus – all the key elements for a dance hit were there, more than that, they would be chronicled indisputably as the core building blocks of house. Jefferson culled the song's vocalists — including lead crooner Curtis McClain — from his post-office graveyard shift. And, with his lyrics, he helped foment the long tradition of the self-referential track: house music about house music itself.Today we can talk for days about this influential track, however it almost never saw a release. Trax owner Larry Sherman apparently hated the song and had no interest in ever releasing it. Even after Marshall payed for his own pressings, the Trax boss didn’t really see any value in that recording. It wasn’t until Jefferson handed limited cassettes of the cut to preeminent Chicago DJs Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles that a buzz began to spread as far as Ibiza and London for the Chicago House Anthem. The record’s unprecedented rise soon changed Sherman’s thinking, making it Trax Records’ first Global hit.
Dr. Octagon - Blue Flowers (Prince Paul Remix) Shaped Picture Disc Edition
Special Ed - I Got It Made Red Vinyl Edition
Special Ed
I Got It Made Red Vinyl Edition
7" | 2015 | US | Original (Get On Down)
8,54 €* 8,99 € -5%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Thus stated Special Ed, on his 1989 smash hit, “I Got It Made.” And he backed up that brag throughout histrademark anthem, which featured laid-back brags that MCs a half-decade his senior couldn’t mess with.The Brooklyn MC was only 16 when it was released, making him one of the youngest rappers – especiallyat the time, before the 90s brought us Kris Kross and Lil Bow Wow – to ever have a hip-hop hit. The songitself, which floated over a perfectly hooked up slice of Ripple’s “I Don’t Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky,” was produced by Hitman Howie Tee, who also made waves in the late ‘80s with his cousin, Chubb Rock. When Ed and Howie combined, it was a match made in heaven, and the song exploded in New Yorkbefore taking over worldwide. Eventually becoming sample fodder on dozens of later songs – from Fat Joeto Kendrick Lamar – the track still invokes heavy head-nods today from crowds of all ages.Also included on this special 7-inch is the “Businesslike Version” of the song (also produced by Howie),which also appeared on the original 12-inch. Featuring a minimal, synth-driven backdrop and a quickerpace, it offers an excellent new way to experience Ed’s forward-thinking lyricism.This unique, deluxe “big hole” 7-inch comes housed in a custom Profile 45 jacket.
Bumblebee Unlimited - Lady Bug
Bumblebee Unlimited
Lady Bug
12" | 1978 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
14,99 €*
Release:1978 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released in 1978 on Greg Charmichael's Red Greg Records, "Lady Bug" and ""Love Bug"" are probably Bumblebee Unlimited's most recognizable hits. Much like Cloud One, Universal Robot Band and Inner Life, Bumblebee Unlimited was a studio-based disco unitconducted by Patrick Adams and Gregory Carmichael. Their only album "Sting Like a Bee" was released by RCA in 1979 with contributions from longtime Adams & Carmichael collaborators Leroy Burgess (vocals), Norbert Sloley (bass), and Richard Taninbaum (drums). With an undeniable groove, signature keys and arrangements by Patrick Adams in additionto the comically sped-up vocals, Lady Bug is considered by many to be one of the most important underground tracks of the Disco era. As with the original "Lady Bug" 12" Single, the John Morales and Frank Trimarco "Sunshine Sound" mix takes the A-side of the RCA release. A true Disco version in every sense of the word, this almost 10 minute mix brings out the Latin percussions to the front makingit a true dance floor classic and establishing John Morales as one of the best remixers in the industry.The B-Side belongs to one of New York City's hottest DJs at the time: Larry Levan. Despite being a very early remix by the Legendary Paradise Garage DJ, the talent was evident and his understanding of a club mix in wide display. It’s no wonder Larry Levan would go to become one of the most respected and revered remixers of his generation. Similarly to the Morales/Trimarco version, the percussions are accented throughout themix making it ready for the discotheque. However the two mixes are undoubtely different with Levan’s bringing out more funk out of the Adams compositionfocusing more on the keys and the infectious bass lines. No real point in arguing which is better, so let’s just be glad we have both.
Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst Octagonal Box
Dr. Octagon
Dr. Octagonecologyst Octagonal Box
3LP | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
84,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Dan The Automator’s and Kool Keith’s famed collaboration from the mid-‘90s is celebrated with a 28-track set housed in a custom, octagonal box, with 5 unreleased songs (originals + remixes); original Pushead cover artwork; and 40 page liner notes booklet. All Songs on Side F have never ever been released before anywhere!In early 1996, a new indie duo appeared that won over a whole new international audience, from hard rocks to skate punks. That pair was Dr. Octagon: Dan “The Automator” Nakamura and Kool Keith [Thornton].In some ways, the Dr. Octagon album is a solo release. But Keith wasn’t the only hand on deck. He brought along a young, New York-based MC with him: Sir Menelik. Menelik was featured on four album tracks, starting with “Dr. Octagon,” and proved to be an excellent super-scientifical, fast-rhyming foil to Keith. And there was one final featured contributor who helped add to the album’s next-level sound: San Francisco’s DJ Q*Bert, who cuts on half of the album’s songs.The album originally came out on The Automator’s Bulk Recordings label in early 1996, with cover art by metal and punk cult hero visual artist Pushead. Pressing numbers weren’t huge, but as the year went on, the buzz grew, and a slightly expanded version of the album was released on James Lavelle’s London-based Mo Wax label. Then Dan took an offer from newly-formed major label DreamWorks, to re-release the album with extra tracks in mid-1997. The new domestic pressing allowed for a bigger press push, as well as the group’s first and only video, for “Blue Flowers.”Beyond “Blue Flowers,” the album is chock-full of mind-bending tracks, like “Earth People”; the wacked-out but sincere love ballad “Girl Let Me Touch You”; the metal-tinged “I’m Destructive”; Q-Bert’s turntable workout “Bear Witness”; and, of course, freaky Keith skits like “Elective Surgery” and “General Hospital”. “Dr. Octagonecologyst” is one of the most unique rap records the genre has ever seen, and this is the perfect way to celebrate it – whether it’s the first time you have heard this mind-expanding record, or the three thousandth.
V.A. - James Brown's Funky People Part 2
V.A.
James Brown's Funky People Part 2
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
33,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
As music fans know, James Brown wasn’t just the greatest funkand soul singer the world has ever seen – he was also a musicalvisionary and businessman, who surrounded himself withgeniuses who made him better and pushed him further.From horn masters Maceo Parker and Pee Wee Ellis to vocalistsLyn Collins and Bobby Byrd, Brown was a musical A & R master,restless and always looking for the next big thing. Most times, thatwould manifest in the latest James Brown smash under his ownname. But not always. His stable of talent was overflowing in the‘60s and ‘70s, and, thankfully, the tape machine in his studio wasalways rolling.Originally released in 1988, during the era of hip-hop’s golden ageof sampling, it’s no surprise that just about every note heard in thisincredible collection has been used on not one but multiple rapclassics. Which, at the time, was proof of Brown’s (and his crew’s)staying power. But we’re almost three decades beyond those daysnow, and it has lost none of its musical potency.Diving deeper into the vaults than the also-incredible Part 1 of theFunky People series, there is not a weak track in the bunch. Movingbeyond well-known JBs cuts, things get interesting from the get-gowith Bobby Byrd’s monumental groover “I Know You Got Soul.”Hank Ballard and Marva Whitney also enter the fray, leading theway to Myra Barnes’ emotional and powerful “Message From TheSoul Sisters (Parts 1 & 2)” and Lyn Collins’ slow, smoldering coverof Isaac Hayes’ “Do Your Thing,”Politics even get the funky soul treatment, with Fred Wesley & TheJBs’ “You Can Have Watergate But Gimme Some Bucks And I’ll BeStraight” and “I’m Paying Taxes, But What Am I Buying?” And itshould not be overlooked that Maceo & The Macks’ instrumentalworkout “Soul Power ‘74” even features a proto-sampling snippetfrom MLK’s “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop” speech from 1968.This is another amazing collection of James Brown’s funky friends,without one second of filler, brought to you as a glorious 2-LPgatefold by your friends at Get On Down.
Beatnuts - Off The Books Feat. Big Punisher & Cuban Link
Beatnuts
Off The Books Feat. Big Punisher & Cuban Link
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Get On Down)
12,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
“Off the Books” was one of the biggest records of ’97 with The Beatnuts plugging to their trusted formula of dusty-ass beats and funny punchlines. These elements are what made “Off The Books” extra special in a time when the “shiny suit era” was rearing its shiny head. The Beatnuts bring along Big Pun who opens up the track with such a memorable verse, introducing the world to what Pun would later have in store. Les and JuJu (along with Cuban Link) all ride the song out with “shoot bro, I got a waterproof suit yo” and “your career’s on life support, and I’mma pull the plug”- just countless quotable lines from an already legendary group. The cut’s infectious nature makes this a must-have 7” for any DJ or collector.
Lyn Collins - Think (About It)
Lyn Collins
Think (About It)
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
James Brown had several incredibly talented “funky divas” in his late ‘60s and early ‘70s stable, including Vicki Anderson and MarvaWhitney. But as great as those two powerhouse singers were, Lyn Collins was the strongest hit maker of that funky JB era.Her strong voice and commanding stage presence – which earned her the nicknames “The Female Preacher” and “Mama Feelgood” –quickly proved to be a potent addition to the People Records universe. In the spring of 1972 her second single, the driving andridiculously funky “Think (About It)” hit the R&B music world like a ton of bricks. As fans young and old know, thanks to its timeless,relentless groove and powerful vocals, “Think” gained a powerful second life in the 1980s thanks to the hip-hop generation, fueling theplatinum smash “It Takes Two,” by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock in 1988 and additionally sampled by dozens of hip-hop and dance musicartists up to the present day.But Collins was far from a One Hit Wonder: she was as vocally adept on ballads as she was with full-blown funk. She proves thisthroughouther debut album, which was released in 1972 on James Brown’s new People Records label – the imprint’s second full-length release.To wit, aside from the title smash: a powerful and emotional cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine”; the socially progressive “Women’sLib”; the Gamble & Huff-penned “Never Gonna Give You Up” (originally done by Jerry Butler); and even a daring, muscular take on thesong “Fly Me To The Moon,” made famous by, among others, Frank Sinatra.All throughout Think (About It), Collins shows that she was a vocal force to be reckoned with. Backed by a James Brown-assembledmusical crew that included Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley and, of course, James Brown himself, the platter was bound to impress and succeed.And that it did.
James Brown Revue - Live At The Apollo 1972
James Brown Revue
Live At The Apollo 1972
2LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
34,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2016! For the ten years leading up to 1972, the James Brown Revue was an outright superfunk freight train, speeding around the world and crushing all competition. This dominance stretched beyond the charts, too the group was even more dynamic and exciting on stage, a fact that kept them sleepless and on the move, as audiences demanded more. From 1963 to 1971, James Brown had released not one but three albums recorded live at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater. Future generations won’t have to wonder why this music was held back for so long, because they will always have this album and once you hear the first notes, you won’t worry any more either. You will sit back, let some of the greatest musicians of all time blow your mind, and smile for several days straight. So put the needle on the record and let it begin.
Upsetters, The - Super Ape
Upsetters, The
Super Ape
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
21,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Few artists enjoy a legacy that involves a re-engineering of the very genre in which they work. Lee “Scratch” Perry is such an artist. As a pioneer of dub reggae Perry viewed the mixing console as musical instrument in its own right. The influence of his revolutionary approach has been felt world-wide and into genres far beyond reggae. His 1976 effort, "Super Ape", is considered a masterpiece of this or any genre. Working with The Upstetters at his Black Ark studio, Perry created a sound with such a lasting appeal that The Rough Guide includes "Super Ape" as one of their 100 Essential Reggae releases.
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca And The Soul Brother Clear Vinyl Edition
Common - Resurrection Large Professor Remixes
Common
Resurrection Large Professor Remixes
7" | 1995 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
14,99 €*
Release:1995 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Common's "Resurrection" is the title track to Common’s sophomore album which hit in late 1994, but these two songs have never been released together in this configuration , either on 12-inch or 7-inch. Both cuts are Large Professor remixes of the album version. The A-side is the “Extra P” remix of the song and the B-side is the “Large Professor remix”. Tip!
Special Ed - I Got It Made
Special Ed
I Got It Made
7" | 2015 | US | Original (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Thus stated Special Ed, on his 1989 smash hit, “I Got It Made.” And he backed up that brag throughout histrademark anthem, which featured laid-back brags that MCs a half-decade his senior couldn’t mess with.The Brooklyn MC was only 16 when it was released, making him one of the youngest rappers – especiallyat the time, before the 90s brought us Kris Kross and Lil Bow Wow – to ever have a hip-hop hit. The songitself, which floated over a perfectly hooked up slice of Ripple’s “I Don’t Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky,” was produced by Hitman Howie Tee, who also made waves in the late ‘80s with his cousin, Chubb Rock. When Ed and Howie combined, it was a match made in heaven, and the song exploded in New Yorkbefore taking over worldwide. Eventually becoming sample fodder on dozens of later songs – from Fat Joeto Kendrick Lamar – the track still invokes heavy head-nods today from crowds of all ages.Also included on this special 7-inch is the “Businesslike Version” of the song (also produced by Howie),which also appeared on the original 12-inch. Featuring a minimal, synth-driven backdrop and a quickerpace, it offers an excellent new way to experience Ed’s forward-thinking lyricism.This unique, deluxe “big hole” 7-inch comes housed in a custom Profile 45 jacket.
Jurassic 5 - Quality Control / Jarass Finish First
Jurassic 5
Quality Control / Jarass Finish First
7" | 2015 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
These two songs, off Jurassic 5’s stellar debut full-length from 2000, perfectlyshowcase the disciplined hip-hop fun that this six-man group is known for around theworld. Featuring two DJs and producers (Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark) and four MCs(Chali 2na, Zaakir/Soup, Akil and Marc 7), these disparate minds combined powerfullyas one, rocking unison lyrical lines and tag-team verses over deftly funky music.Originally heard as a hugely popular radio promo for California’s famed Wake Up Showin the mid-1990s, the song “Quality Control” was expertly expanded for the group’sInterscope debut, with a pimp-strut beat and a relaxed, live feel. Alternating tag-teamlines and an extended four-man unison chorus combine to flaunt an indie ethos thatalso gained them mainstream appeal. “We got the kind of rhymes / To get you ready forthe weekend,” they exclaim, and no one would dare deny it.This “big-hole” 45 pressing on black vinyl, with a 7-inch sized artwork replication of theoriginal “Quality Control” single jacket, is a taste of what is coming soon with Get OnDown’s Record Store Day 2015 Deluxe Reissue Quality Control - The Wood Box.
JB's, The - Hustle With Speed
JB's, The
Hustle With Speed
LP | 1975 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
18,99 €* 19,99 € -5%
Release:1975 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Get On Down proudly presents another top-notch vinyl reissue, from their long-running series of collaborations with James Brown's famed 70s funk label People Records.As the 1970s wore on, the classic funk sounds that had defined James Brown's backing band, The J.B.'s, gave way to the rise of disco music. Fred Wesley and his collective of musicians couldn't resist the chance to make their mark, releasing Hustle With Speed in 1975, with Charles Bobbit and Don Love producing, and the godfather himself, James Brown co-writing and providing arrangements. Hustle With Speed didn't cross over like the band had hoped it would, but it was nonetheless remarkable album, featuring The J.B.'s signature funky style married with disco to exciting effect. All the while there's still plenty to be had for the funk die-hard, fromthe brass blow-out jam "Here We Come, Here We Go, Here We Are", to the trombone-heavy "All Aboard The Funky Soul Train", to the powerhouse opening salvo that is "(It's Not The Express) It's The JBs Monaurail".Songs from Hustle With Speed would take on lives of their own decades after the album's release, through sampled appearances in tracks by Jay-Z, Nas, Eric B. & Rakim, Ultramagnetic MCs, EPMD, and many more.
Johnny Clarke - Rockers Time Now
Johnny Clarke
Rockers Time Now
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
21,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Get On Down presents an often overlooked crucial reggae release from the 1970s with Johnny Clarke’s “Rockers Time Now.” The record is a mix of covers and originals, including ethereal versions of the The Abyssinians “Satta Massagana” and “Declaration of Rights,” smash hits on the island just the year before. “Rockers Time Now” was first issued in 1976, Clarke had just been named artist of the year in Jamaica for the second year in a row. This is just one of three full lengths he released that year as this was a very prolific period for Clarke, in particular from 1974 onward when his output was directed by legendary producer Bunny Lee. The pairing resulted in a creative energy that resonates to this day. The release was recorded at Channel 1 with Bunny Lee producing, which of course means the band backing the popular Jamaican vocalist was The Aggrovators, which at the time included Robbie Shakespeare, Earl ""Chinna"" Smith, Augustus Pablo, and Aston “Family Man” Barrett. The release was mixed at King Tubby’s by Osbourne Ruddock…aka King Tubby. Crucial all the way around. Now is the time to rediscover a classic of the genre, “Rockers Time Now”.
Indian Ocean - School Bell / Treehouse
Indian Ocean
School Bell / Treehouse
12" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
14,24 €* 14,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Chances are if you are reading this, you are probably already familiar with Dinosaur L's “GoBang” and danced countless times to Loose Joints' ""It's All Over My Face"". A prolific musician,Arthur Russell produced an abundant amount of recordings over the course of his career.Although a classically trained cellist, he released a number of successful underground dancehits under various monikers and collaborations. As a solo artist however, his inability tocomplete projects resulted in a limited amount of official releases; World of Echo (1986) beinghis only full-length solo effort to see release in his lifetime. After releasing a number ofClub singles on labels like West End & Sire, Russell went on to form Sleeping Bag Records withWill Socolov as an outlet for a sound not as restrictive as his ""disco"" material.The initial concept was that Russell would provide the musical direction while Socolov handledthe business side. The label had huge success early on with Class Action’s “Weekend” remixedby Larry Levan, and Russell’s seminal “Go Bang,” credited to Dinosaur L and remixed by FrancoisKevorkian. Although Russell and Socolov shared a lot of musical common ground, the differencein vision began to show. Russell’s avant-garde sensibilities and perfectionism were notcompatible with an industry standard to release singles in quick succession, and his ""work inprogress"" approach began to be financially draining, ultimately resulting in the dissolutionof their partnership around 1983. With Arthur's departure, Sleeping Bag moved away from theexperimental and towards a successful hip-hop route with the growing involvement of KurtisMantronik and leading to propel the careers of artists like Todd Terry, Just-Iceand EPMD.By the mid-80s, Russell’s health began to deteriorate after contracting HIV. Although thebusiness partnership did not work out, Socolov and Russell maintained their friendship. Awareof the time he had left, Russell reached out to Socolov to record what was to become IndianOcean, his last release on Sleeping Bag and the last great collaboration between Arthur andhis old friend Walter Gibbons.Unlike the rest of Russell's Dance collaborations, “School Bell/Treehouse” is very intimatecomposition, putting to the forefront all the elements that defined him musically; with hisown voice and cello as the anchors to a piece that keeps growing in intensity, melding thetribal rhythms of Mustafa Ahmed’s conga with percussions that sound like distorted drummachines. There is a lot of beauty in this piece, with Peter Zummo's melancholic trombone linesand Arthur's keyboard playing. Adequately ""mixed with love"" by Walter Gibbons, ""SchoolBell/Treehouse"" really synthesizes the energy and soundscapes of Arthur's dancefloor.
Wu-Tang Clan - Can It Be All So Simple / Da Mystery Of Chessboxin
Wu-Tang Clan
Can It Be All So Simple / Da Mystery Of Chessboxin
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Wu-Tang Clan struck Gold (and then Platinum) with their debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).In addition to astronomical sales, the release has been dropped into list such as NME’s Top 100 Albums ofall Time, Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of All Time, Q’s 90 Best Albums of the 90s, Rolling Stone’s 500Greatest Albums Of All Time and 100 Best Albums of The 90s, Vibe’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20thCentury and the Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. And that’s the short list of lists.Get On Down will now be issuing every single cut from Enter The Wu-Tang as a 7” single.
Prodigy - H.N.I.C.
Prodigy
H.N.I.C.
2LP | 2000 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
30,59 €* 33,99 € -10%
Release:2000 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
When it comes to authentic, ride-or-die hip-hop, few crews have as much resonance as Mobb Deep. Featuring two double-threat MCs who alsoproduced – Havoc and the sadly-departed Prodigy – the crew changed the hardcore rap game in 1995 with their sophomore classic The Infamous,and went on to rule the dark corners of hip-hop for the second half of the 90s and well into the 2000s.After multiple Mobb Deep platters in the ‘90s, Prodigy entered the 2000s as a solo artist with force, rolling over a stomping, piano-freaked backdroplaced by producer The Alchemist, with “Keep It Thoro.” It has held up over time, proving itself as an anthemic classic that the streets and clubs still respect.Flaunting a smooth-but-menacing flow, Prodigy’s no-nonsense lyricism on “Keep It Thoro” is prototypical modern age brag rap. Countless MCshave followed his flow, from Fabolous to Joey Bada$$. The song is short and sweet, clocking in at just over 3 minutes. There are no wasted verses,just hardcore rhymes that stay with you.But “Thoro” was the tip of the iceberg on what proved to be one of themore coveted rap full-lengths of the era. The album boasted othercharting singles, including “Rock Dat Shit” and “Y.B.E.” (featuring B.G.),but it can be argued that the album’s real gems are buried deeper.“Genesis,” “What U Rep” (featuring Noreaga) and “Three” are all sinisteryet pensive. “Wanna Be Thugs” and “Delt With The Bullshit” are strongand evocative Mobb Deep cuts, featuring production and vocals by Havoc.And alongside other standouts, perhaps the deepest cut of all – especiallyin light of Prodigy’s recent and way-too-soon passing due to complicationsfrom Sickle Cell Anemia – is “You Can Never Feel My Pain,” whichdetails the health issues and challenges this talented MC and producer hadbeen facing his whole life.H.N.I.C. was Prodigy’s first solo album, but it is perhaps his best. Amongfans he will never be forgotten, for his skills, his storytelling and hisno-B.S. approach to the art of MCing.
U-Roy - Version Galore
U-Roy
Version Galore
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
20,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
“All of a sudden, Jamaica awoke one morningand U-Roy was everywhere…”So read the original liner notes to this classic reggae LP, whichoriginally hit in 1971 and washed over the island like a groovingtropical storm.U-Roy was a true reggae pioneer, dubbed The Originator for goodreason. Bursting onto the Jamaican scene in the early 1970s, hepioneered the vocal approach called “toasting,” which in additionto bringing Jamaican music into a new era, was also heavily influentialon an American vocal style also in its infancy: rapping.This full-length, his first after a string of singles (mostly on theTreasure Isle and other Duke Reid labels, run by the famedproducer and studio owner), rolls like a crazy party where awobbly, but talented, “master of ceremonies” grabs the mic andwon’t let go. Speaking over and around songs that already havestraight-ahead vocals on them, U-Roy shows the world why he isconsidered an iconoclast and trailblazer.In all honesty, there are few standouts on the album since they allrun a similar course, and all are captivating in their own way.Modern listeners will especially note “Tide Is High,” originally bythe Paragons (featuring dulcet-toned vocalist John Holt) andrecorded later as a 1980 smash hit by Blondie.Each track here is a new adventure, and while U-Roy’s approachmight take some getting used to, it will eventually capture yourears as it did the entire island of Jamaica in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Sitback, drop the needle, and enjoy.
Barrabas - Wild Safari
Barrabas
Wild Safari
12" | 1972 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
When there's Rhythm people will move, and moving people was the fate for these two songs from Spanish Supergroup Barrabas. Originally released in 1972 on RCA Spain, 'Wild Safari' and 'Woman' would become underground hits among New York City disc jockeys at time when Discotheques preceded disco music. Over the years It has been well documented that the music from the Iberian Rockers and in particular their song 'Woman' found a home in both Nicky Siano's Gallery and in David Mancuso's Legendary Loft around 1973. Curiously but perhaps not surprising, a few years later 'Woman' would also become a breaker's anthem in a nascent hip-hop scene, where having obscure or 'ultimate' breaks would separate a Grandmaster from the rest of the flock. The Story behind Barrabas is quite peculiar as well. With members from various Latin countries (Cuba, Philipines, Portugal and Spain), the band led by Fernando Arbex were accidental pioneers in a sense, blending Latin, African, and American influences into a package destined to move people across the globe. With a succesful debut album, Barrabas was one of the first international groups to leave its mark on the disco circuit with these two hit singles. 'Woman' and 'Wild Safari' charted well in various countries across Europe and the Americas, including the USA and Canada. Although the group never followed up the success of their first LP, the legacy of tracks like 'Woman' and 'Wild Safari' is treasured by the DJs who have studied the histories of clubs like the Paradise Garage and The Loft. It's really not surprising to find a decade later in the 80s, 'High Energy' and 'Freestyle' covers of 'Woman' or the groove sampled into a House Music beat even to this day. There was indeed something about that Woman. Recently, HBO's Show "Vinyl" paid homage to 'Wild Safari' in a scene that more than symbolically depicted the birth of the disco era as we would come to know it. Part of the Get On Down Sound vinyl series with the aim to bring back their favorite Dance 12-Inches to a new generation of Vinyl-DJs. Re-mastered for optimal club use, these are official re-issues of some of Dance Music's most influential cuts.
UGK - Too Hard To Swallow Clear Vinyl Edition
UGK
Too Hard To Swallow Clear Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
32,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of UGK’s first album, Get On Down goes the extra mile, presenting it for the first time ever on 2LP clear vinyl.At that, giving the strutting, funky grooves the chance to really stretch out on your system.Back in 1992, Southern hip-hop was still proving to the world that it could sustain a fan base that was chiefly raised on rap from New York and LA. The Geto Boys and 2 Live Crew had made strong cases by the earliest ‘90s, and Pimp C and Bun B were ready to make their own. Most of the trunk-bumping bass comes from drum programs and basic sampling on these tunes – in later years they would build their sound into something even fuller and deeper. Self-produced with additional work from Houston locals Bernie Bismark and Shetoro Henderson, the tracks here are minimal, slow and menacing, which matched their lyrical approach quite nicely.You can hear the beginnings of the group’s true greatness in these early lyrical workouts – several taken from the regional cassette-only EP The Southern Way that got them signed to Jive – with tales of street hustles, relationships and self-reliance in a world stacked against them. They may have been done early-on, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t crucial to UGK’s legacy – cases in point being the three singles: “SomethingGood”; a charismatic update to Bill Withers’ “Use Me Up”; and “Pocket Full Of Stones” (the latter featured on the Menace II Society soundtrack). Beyond the singles, deeper cuts like “I’m So Bad,” “Feels Like I’m The One Who’s Doin’ Dope” and “Cramping My Style” made it clear to the world that this crew had the attitude and charisma to make even bigger waves in the years to come.
Toots & The Maytals - In The Dark
Toots & The Maytals
In The Dark
LP | 1974 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
21,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Toots & The Maytals' long and storied musical career spans all the way back to the dawn of ska. The group are not only key figures in the development reggae, they were among the first to utilize the word in a song title which lead to the popularization of the very term reggae. In The Dark is the group’s second internationally released full length, the follow up to Funky Kingston. Like Funky Kingston, this release is in the pantheon of the greatest reggae albums of all time. Sure, that’s not an official list, but you know it when you hear it. In addition to stand out cuts like the James Brown influenced “54-46 Was My Number” that had previously been issued as singles the group recorded all new material at Dynamic Sounds Studios in Kingston. One of those cuts is perhaps the most unique reggae covers of an American hit record. Reggae already had a storied history of Jamaican artist covering American R&B hits. But Toots & The Maytals went where others hadn’t with a cover of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” If you’re only familiar with the original, well let’s just say Toots Hibbert’s beyond soulful vocals may make you forget you ever heard that other version of the song. Reissued in a lovingly re-printed version of the original LP sleeve, Get On Down now presents a superb reissue of a legendary piece of music history.
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) 7inch Set
Wu-Tang Clan
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) 7inch Set
6x7" | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
73,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
This absolutely unique, deluxe edition of this classic album – which has been created in full collaboration with The RZA – is presented as a“Casebook” hardcover book, which houses the album’s 12 full songs that are divided into six 7-Inches. And beyond the 56-page liner notes,six additional pages have a Wu-Tang logo picture sleeve in which to put the vinyl.Besides the vinyl, the centerpiece of the Casebook is a 56-page Shaolinology book, featuring input by RZA, written by journalist ChrisFaraone. Beyond many never-before-discussed Wu-Tang nuggets, the book also includes rare photos of the group, lyrics for all album songs,as well as other images and advertisements from the Enter The Wu-Tang era.For the Wu-Tang Clan fan – this is a trophy to be proudly displayed to celebrate the influence of one of music’s most influential groups.
Ghostface Killah - Bulletproof Wallets
Ghostface Killah
Bulletproof Wallets
2LP | 2001 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
30,99 €*
Release:2001 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
How could an artist follow up a record as solid as “Supreme Clientele”? Ghostface Killah answers that question – in sound – on “Bulletproof Wallets”. The release reunites GFK with his partner in rhyme Raekwon and continues Ghost’s winning streak of delivering front to back classic material. Filled with the usual Ghost slang and bass heavy production, “Bulletproof Wallets” is the follow up “SupremeClientele” deserved, delivered without skipping a beat. The fun Ghost & Rae are having on this recordis beyond apparent. “Bulletproof Wallets” is almost like a party album, packed with hit singles and street bangers. “Never Be the Same Again" (with Carl Thomas & Raekwon) and "Ghost Showers” play alongside "Maxine" and “The Forrest” all working off each other’s energy. Other stand outs like "Walk-ing through the Darkness", & "The Hilton" all bang through the speakers and continue to add to Ghost’s undeniable catalog. Backed up by groundbreaking production from The RZA, Alchemist, Car-los “6 July” Broady and Mathematics, Ghostface shines and the chemistry between Rae and GFK is incredible!
V.A. - James Brown's Funky People Part 1
V.A.
James Brown's Funky People Part 1
LP | 1986 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
33,99 €*
Release:1986 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Some have made the claim that Get On Down may love James Brown just a little too much. To which the label replies, it’s not possible to love James Brown too much. The label’s welcome obsession with Mr. Brown and the incredible line up of talent found on his People Record imprint continues with the reissue of “Funky People Part 1”. Long out of print on vinyl, “Funky People Part1” features the top tier of artists from Brown’s People Records label, including The J.B.’s, Lyn Collins, Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker. Some of the James Brown organizations all-time best material is collected here, including The J.B.’s “Pass The Peas” and “Hot Pants Road”, Fred Wesley’s in your face politics through funk statement “Damn Right, I Am Somebody”, Lyn Collins smash hit “Think (About It)” and many more. Newcomers and diehard fans alike continue to dig into the James Brown and People Records vaults, and the more they do so, the more they realize that it’s a nearly never ending source of truly next-level funk and soul music. And you can be sure this aural goodness will keep flowing to the public, thanks to the exhaustive efforts of Get On Down.
Dinosaur L - Go Bang
Dinosaur L
Go Bang
12" | 1981 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
16,99 €*
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
"I'd do anything to get the chance to go back / I wanna go bang!" / "I wanna see all my friends at once!" / “I wanna go Bang!” Released on Dinosaur L's 1981 album 24-24 Music, Go Bang! quickly became a favorite at David Mancuso’s Loft and Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage. However the original mix on the LP did not fare as well with other Disc Jockeys, who found it too complex for the dance floor. As the album sales began to slow down, Will Socolov and Arthur enlisted François Kevorkian to remix the track for the 12-inch release.
Class Action - Weekend
Class Action
Weekend
12" | 1983 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
16,99 €*
Release:1983 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Tonight is partytime, it's partytime tonight!" Donna Summer “Thanked God” for Friday. The Beegees sang about Saturday night. Sure. Yet in New York City, this post-disco song is the undisputed dance anthem when it comes to weekend celebrations. Originally written by James Calloway and Leroy Burgess for Patrick Adams' Phreek only to re-surface five years later as Class Action, the updated version became a classic on the radio and in every club in the Big Apple and beyond. Produced by Bob & Lola Blank this Sleeping Bag Records classic has had more lives than a cat.
Big L - Lifestylez Of Da Poor & Dangerous Deluxe Edition
Big L
Lifestylez Of Da Poor & Dangerous Deluxe Edition
CD | 1995 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
21,84 €* 22,99 € -5%
Release:1995 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
2015 is the 20th Anniversary of Big L's undisputed New York classic debut Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous featuring production from D.I.T.C. legends Showbiz, Buckwild and Lord Finesse. The album itself was another shot across the bow of mid-90s pundits who were prophesizing the death of New York's boom-bap dominance. Alongside recent classics from Nas, Biggie, Mobb Deep and Smif-N-Wessun, Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous laid out the ascendancy of another visionary MC who could throw down brags punchlines with the best of them, but who never veered away from truly thoughtful lyrical dialogue.Most tracks on the album feature slower tempos, which gave the soon-to-be-immortalized MC the chance to fully explore a range of flows and approaches. Cases in point include the two commercial singles - "Put It On" and "MVP" - as well as the promo-only single "Street Struck," the latter produced by Lord Finesse and containing perhaps L's deepest rhymes on the album. There are also some great posse cuts here, starting with "8 Iz Enuff," which was all about exposing L's crew (including Herb McGruff, Mike Boogie and Buddah Bless); and the amazing "Da Graveyard," which let established peers like Lord Finesse and Grand Daddy I.U. flow alongside another newcomer to the scene named Jay-Z.Less-renowned but no less crucial album cuts like "All Black" and "I Don't Understand It" help to tie it all up in a beautiful boom-bap package, with production by and from legends in the game that vaulted Big L into the national spotlight. L would be tragically taken from us in 1999, so this album - along with 2000's posthumous The Big Picture - will always be special to fans. Big L was a huge talent with the world in front of him, and it's only right to celebrate his life again on the 20th Anniversary of the album that started it all for him.
Augustus Pablo - This Is Augustus Pablo
Augustus Pablo
This Is Augustus Pablo
LP | 1974 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
"Augustus Pablo (given name Horace Swaby) was born just outside of Kingston. “I am a Kingstonian,” he told the NME in 1986, “but my heart is for the hills.” This mystical connection to “the hills” is at the heart of Pablo's unique and immediately identifiable sound. By the late '60s, Swaby and his brother Dougie had founded a small sound system they called Rockers. The brothers spent a lot of time in record shops, including Aquarius, where owner Herman Chin-Loy heard Swaby experimenting on his melodica and was struck by the inspiration to record. The resulting tune was credited to Augustus Pablo, a name that Chin-Loy invented, as the story goes, to give an air of mystery to the release. Pablo recorded two more singles soon after with “Java” becoming a major hit and being voted Instrumental Song Of The Year byJamaica's Swing Magazine. This success led to the Randy's label moving to create a full-length album from Pablo. Recording in the Randy's studio upstairs from the record shop “we weren't watching the clock...we had the studio,” Clive Chin recalled. The band included a cast of the greatest reggae musicians of all time: future Wailer Tyrone Downie on keyboards, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, “Fully” Fullwood and Lloyd Parks on the bass, Carlton Barrett, “Santa” Davis and Lloyd “Tin Leg” Adams were on drums and Earl “Chinna” Smith played guitar. In addition to these future Hall of Famers, the mixing board was helmed by Errol Thompson. Thompson and Chin would together pioneer a tough, new reggae sound that, Chin referred to as “Rockers” after the Swaby brothers' Rockers Hi-Fi sound system. Augustus Pablo sadly passed away in 1999. “He was 46,” his obituary stated, “and lived in the hills outside Kingston,” where his heart belonged. His music has endured and continues to inspire. This Is Augustus Pablo is considered among the greatest collections ofJamaican instrumental music and is an essential part of reggae history.- Culled from the liner notes by Andrew Mason"
Jungle Brothers - Straight Out The Jungle
Jungle Brothers
Straight Out The Jungle
2Tape | 2015 | US | Original (Get On Down)
15,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest may have been more commercially successful, but the afrocentric, jazz political rap movement and unfadeable Native Tounge Massive started with the Jungle Brothers and their 1988 debut. “Straight Out the Jungle” opened up many doors that are walked through by artists like Mos Def, Common and even Kanye West. Their taste for jazzy horn samples helped kick-start the entire jazz-rap movement, and their James Brown fixation was one of the first. Plus, the group’s groundbreaking collaboration with legendary house producer Todd Terry, “I’ll House You,” paved the way for numerous hip-house hybrids that shot up the dance and pop charts over the next few years. For Cassette Store Day, this legendary debut is presented by Get On Down as a double cassette issue - one cassette is red and the second (containing the full instrumentals from the album) is green. Both cassettes are housed in an attractive full color slipcase emblazoned with graphics from the original cover art.
Raekwon - Criminology
Devils - X-Sorcist / Hip Hug-Her
UGK - Ridin' Dirty Clear Vinyl Edition
UGK
Ridin' Dirty Clear Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1996 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
29,99 €*
Release:1996 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
The 3rd album by Texas legends Underground Kingz finally gets a proper vinyl release on 2LP. Essential!
Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
Boogie Down Productions
Criminal Minded
Tape | 1987 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:1987 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
The BDP classic "Criminal Minded" now made available on cassette. Dig this!
Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston
Toots & The Maytals
Funky Kingston
LP | 1975 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:1975 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Toots & The Maytals' long and storied musical career spans all the way back to the dawn of ska. The group are not only key figures in the development reggae, they were among the first to utilize the word in a song title which lead to the popularization of the very term reggae. Among the numerous musical accomplishments of Frederick "Toots" Hibbert and his group was the song "Pressure Drop", which was released initially in 1970, but received widespread acclaim for its appearance in the soundtrack to the film"Harder They Come". It's since been covered by The Clash, The Specials, The Selecter, Robert Palmer, and numerous others, has been rated by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and is credited with helping introduce reggae music to the world. Though originally released in 1970, the US wouldn't get to experience "Pressure Drop" until 1975, when it was released on the US version of their album "Funky Kingston", easily considered one of the strongest albums in Toots & The Maytals' catalog, not to mention one of the greatest in reggae history. Upon its release in the States it received massive critical applause (even warming the cold, icy heart of Robert Christgau) for its infectious melodies and rhythms on tracks like "Sailing On", "Time Tough", and theeponymous title track, quirky Jamaica-infused covers of tracks by John Denver and Ike Turner, and of course the influential "Pressure Drop." Reissued in a lovingly re-printed version of the original LP sleeve, Get On Down now presents a superb reissue of a legendary piece of music history.
Nas - Illmatic
Nas
Illmatic
LP | 1994 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
24,99 €*
Release:1994 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
"Now let me take a trip down memory lane"....It's 1994 and the hype behind Queensbridge native Nasir "Nas" Jones had already reached a fever pitch. Coming off already classics such as "Live at the BBQ" and (his solo debut song) "Halftime" all eyes were on Nas. From the moment you popped in your cassette, CD, or dropped the needle on the vinyl, you knew you were listening to authentic Hip Hop. Right out the gate you were met with the sound of subway cars, a snippet from Nas on "Live at the BBQ" and finally the Wild Style Theme. These 3 elements seem subtle upon first listen, but once you digest the album you realize Nas was setting a tone. God's Son had arrived. Backed by an all-star cast of producers including DJ Premier, Large Professor, Q Tip, Pete Rock and then unknown L.E.S, Illmatic never lets up. Nas was able to take you into his world, each beat seemed like it was hand crafted, tailored to precisely match each line of Nas' dense lyrics and unmatched flow. During the week of its release, everyone now knew the hype was real. Nas, being barley 20 at the time, stood on the shoulders of his predecessors and let everyone know he'd arrived. Illmatic became the debut that from that moment on rappers from Jay Z to Kendrick Lamar got compared to, "is this (insert rappers name here)'s Illmatic?". It was a game changer, not just for Nas, but for New York.. for Hip Hop. The Source broke their unwritten rule of not giving 5 Mics (the highest honor at that time) to a debut - Illmatic got just that. So join us, as we pay homage to one of our favorite albums and revisit the album that became one of the most talked about debuts in Hip Hop’s recorded history.
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx … Purple Vinyl Edition
Raekwon
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx … Purple Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1995 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
29,99 €*
Release:1995 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition on purple wax!Classic 1995 album by Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon the Chef, entirely produced by RZA. Features Ghostface, Method Man, RZA, GZA, Nas, Cappadonna, U-God and many more!
Kool D.J. A.J. - That's The Joint
Kool D.J. A.J.
That's The Joint
7" | 2011 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
12,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Get On Down’s 7” series continues with a true old school rarity. Kool DJ AJ goes so far back into the old school that he came up following Kool Herc’s exploits behind the turntables. Perhaps best known as Chief Rock Busy Bee’s DJ, AJ electrified crowds around the city in Hip Hop’s earliest days. But “Ah, That’s The Joint” is his lone solo outing originally released in a limited pressing on the ultra-rare White Diamond imprint in 1980. The cut features all the essential old school elements, a throbbing funk bass line, hand claps, a call and response chorus, everything you want in an old school classic....right down to the rap “and thebeat don’t stop til the break of dawn”.
Howlin' Wolf - The Howlin' Wolf Album
Howlin' Wolf
The Howlin' Wolf Album
LP | 1969 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
22,99 €*
Release:1969 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
“The Howlin' Wolf Album” is a 1969 album by Howlin' Wolf, with Rotary Connection as his backing band. It mixed blues with psychedelic rock arrangements on several of Howlin' Wolf's classic songs. Howlin' Wolf strongly disliked the album, and Chess Records referenced this fact on the album's cover. Nevertheless it’s a classic now!
Eddie Harris - Plug Me In
Eddie Harris
Plug Me In
LP | 1968 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
21,99 €*
Release:1968 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Saxophonist Eddie Harris – a favorite sample staple of jazz-leaning hip-hop producers of the ‘90s – was a very busy man in the 1960s, releasing albums at a brisk pace since his first as a leader in 1961. By the late ‘60s he had fully hit his stride, as both a performer and an innovator.A case in point is heard very clearly on this gem from Harris’ expansive catalog – 1968’s Plug Me In, which features his pioneering use of the Varitone saxophone effects processor unit (first heard on his 1967 album, The Tender Storm). The effect, used on “It’s Crazy” and “Ballad (For My Love),” never gets in the way, but gives the proceedings a feeling of “the next.” 1968 saw jazz entering a new era, influenced by electronic advances as well as the soul music dominating the pop charts of the day. Plug Me In slid perfectly into the vanguard of the day.There is a soulful warmth to the proceedings on this classic LP, starting with album opener “Live Right Now,” which builds and swirls to a beautiful crescendo, with notes ricocheting back and forth amongst a top level crew of players including Jodie Christian, Chuck Rainey and Richard Smith. “Lovely Is Today” and “It’s Crazy” also feature waves of sunshiney brass and group interplay, alongside album ballads like “Winter Meeting” and “Ballad (For My Love).”Eddie Harris’ catalog can be daunting, considering his impressive input throughout the 60s and 70s, but there’s a reason fans old and new come back to Plug Me In again and again. Innovation and soul is a combination that never fails, and this reissue is destined to bring more fans into the fold.
Prodigy - H.N.I.C.
Prodigy
H.N.I.C.
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
28,49 €* 29,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
When it comes to authentic, ride-or-die hip-hop, few crews have as muchresonance as Mobb Deep. Featuring two double-threat MCs who alsoproduced – Havoc and the sadly-departed Prodigy – the crew changed thehardcore rap game in 1995 with their sophomore classic The Infamous,and went on to rule the dark corners of hip-hop for the second half of the90s and well into the 2000s.After multiple Mobb Deep platters in the ‘90s, Prodigy entered the 2000sas a solo artist with force, rolling over a stomping, piano-freaked backdroplaced by producer The Alchemist, with “Keep It Thoro.” It has held up overtime, proving itself as an anthemic classic that the streets and clubs stillrespect.Flaunting a smooth-but-menacing flow, Prodigy’s no-nonsense lyricismon “Keep It Thoro” is prototypical modern age brag rap. Countless MCshave followed his flow, from Fabolous to Joey Bada$$. The song is shortand sweet, clocking in at just over 3 minutes. There are no wasted verses,just hardcore rhymes that stay with you.But “Thoro” was the tip of the iceberg on what proved to be one of themore coveted rap full-lengths of the era. The album boasted othercharting singles, including “Rock Dat Shit” and “Y.B.E.” (featuring B.G.),but it can be argued that the album’s real gems are buried deeper.“Genesis,” “What U Rep” (featuring Noreaga) and “Three” are all sinisteryet pensive. “Wanna Be Thugs” and “Delt With The Bullshit” are strongand evocative Mobb Deep cuts, featuring production and vocals by Havoc.And alongside other standouts, perhaps the deepest cut of all – especiallyin light of Prodigy’s way-too-soon passing due to complications fromSickle Cell Anemia – is “You Can Never Feel My Pain,” which details thehealth issues and challenges this talented MC and producer had beenfacing his whole life.H.N.I.C. was Prodigy’s first solo album, but it is perhaps his best. Amongfans he will never be forgotten, for his skills, his storytelling and hisno-B.S. approach to the art of MCing.
Wu-Tang Clan - Clan In Da Front / Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber
Wu-Tang Clan
Clan In Da Front / Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Wu-Tang Clan struck Gold (and then Platinum) with their debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).In addition to astronomical sales, the release has been dropped into list such as NME’s Top 100 Albums ofall Time, Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of All Time, Q’s 90 Best Albums of the 901s, Rolling Stone’s 500Greatest Albums Of All Time and 100 Best Albums of The 90s, Vibe’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20thCentury and the Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. And that’s the short list of lists.Get On Down will now be issuing every single cut from Enter The Wu-Tang as a 7” single.
Dinosaur L - In The Corn Belt
Dinosaur L
In The Corn Belt
7" | 2011 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
No one pushed the boundaries of Dance music quiet like the late ArthurRussell. Perhaps no track does so to such an extreme as “In The CornBelt”. Working in his Dinosaur L persona the mix on “Corn Belt” is byanother giant of the genre, Larry Levan of Paradise Garage fame. Thegroove is intensified by layers of shredding guitar, percussion and someinstrumentation that sounds otherworldly.Get On Down is proud to present this classic single, featuring the complete“In The Corn Belt Part 1” and “In The Corn Belt Part 2”.
Dinosaur L - #5 Go Bang! Parts 1 & 2
Dinosaur L
#5 Go Bang! Parts 1 & 2
7" | 2011 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
No one pushed the boundaries of Dance music quiet like the lateArthur Russell. On “Go Bang,” in his Dinosaur L persona, Russell’sunique falsetto-esque vocals are layered over a pulsing discothump with a flourish of Fender Rhodes keys establishing thedowntown feel of this solid groove.Get On Down is proud to present this classic single, featuring thecomplete “Go Bang Part 1” and “Go Bang Part 2”.
Maytals, The - From The Roots
Maytals, The
From The Roots
LP | 1970 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:1970 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
When it comes to old-school roots reggae, few groups were as influential as The Maytals. Adding Frederick“Toots” Hibbert’s name to the front of their billing later in the 1970s, in the earliest days they were moreegalitarian as they built their sound and legend.From The Roots, originally released on Trojan Records in 1970 (alongside another full-length that sameyear, Monkey Man), was a transitional record for the group. Leaving behind their early ska days – much likeThe Wailers and other peers – they had yet to settle into the slower tempos that blew in like ganja smoke bythe mid-‘70s. As a result, music here generally gallops, and vocals fall in line.As heard on gems like “Koo Koo,” “Got To Feel,” and “Pee Pee Cluck Cluck,” the Maytals’ lyrics tend mostlytowards love and the pursuit thereof. The group, throughout its career, was also deeply spiritual and muchof this was expressed through song – a great case in point here is “Thy Kingdom Come,” essentially achurch hymn set to reggae music.And the album concludes with an interesting cover of the Lennon/McCartney hippie chestnut, “Give PeaceA Chance,” which is much faster than the original and quite groovy overall.The Maytals are generally overlooked in the pantheon of reggae giants, but this is unjust. Do your part inrecognizing their legendary status by digging into this filling meal of classic Jamaican fare.
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U-Roy - Natty Rebel
U-Roy
Natty Rebel
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
22,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
U-Roy was a true reggae pioneer, dubbed The Originator for good reason. Bursting onto the Jamaican scene in the early 1970s, he pioneered the vocal approach called "toasting," which in addition to bringing Jamaican music into a new era, was also heavily influential on an American vocal style also in its infancy: rapping.Following up the Record Store Day 2017 release of U-Roy's classic Dread In A Babylon, Traffic Entertainment Group now brings us a very welcome reissue of the vocalist's 1976 full-length (and fourth) album, Natty Rebel, which has been out of print for more than 30 years.Produced by Tony Robinson (known for his work with Big Youth, Lloyd Parks, the Gladiators and many more), the album's 11 cuts range from bouncier and sometimes even disco-tinged grooves - "Have Mercy," "Go There Natty" and the album lead-off, "Babylon Burning" - to the classic roots stepping that drew fans to the legendary Jamaican vocalist over his long career - including "So Jay Jah Say" and "Natty Kung Fu."At its core, this is a deep journey into the heart of rasta living, spoken by one of Jamaica's most underrated dub and roots legends, and it's one of the strongest full-lengths in his expansive catalog.Whether you are experiencing U-Roy for the first time, or replacing your decades-old original LP, diving into this reissue of Natty Rebel is one hell of a way to spend an afternoon. Or, if you're not careful, a week or two.
Clipse - Til The Casket Drops
Clipse
Til The Casket Drops
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
22,49 €* 24,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The contemporary realm of hip hop music can be seen as polarized between two sides; mainstream versus underground, industry versus independent, at a base level boiled down to catchy sounds & infective hooks over higher quality lyrical content. These elements don't need to be mutually exclusive, but these days it's rare to find an act that can please all sides of the discussion. Clipse are one of the few groups that successfully and consistently caters to both sides of rap's splintered psyche, simultaneously serving the scene with upbeat bangers that get the club poppin' & subwoofers rattlin' while crafting clever quotable compositions deserving of repeated headphone submersions. Though their preceding official albums Lord Willin' (2002) & Hell Hath No Fury (2006) made bigger splashes commercially, 2009's Til The Casket Drops is surely no slouch, a gem which deserves to be revisited with fresh ears - good thing Get On Down has given it the proper treatment it deserves with its first-ever vinyl pressing!Til The Casket Drops was a departure from the duo of Malice & Pusha T's previous works in that it was their first LP not completely produced by The Neptunes. However, the celebrated team who brought us 'Grinding' & 'Mr. Me Too' still helmed 8 of the album's 13 tracks, thus dominating the soundscapes and aesthetic of the album anyway. With the remaining beats handled by Hitmen Sean C & LV (Jay-Z, Big Pun, Ghostface) and Aftermath's DJ Khalil (Kendrick Lamar, Aloe Blacc, Eminem) clearly Clipse stock hadn't lowered in the game. While boasting notable vocal features from Kanye West, Pharrell, Cam'ron, Keri Hilson, Yo Gotti & their Re-Up Gang affiliate Ab-Liva, Casket Drops leaves ample space for the core emcee duo of Pusha & Malice to shine in the spotlight, with verses revolving around each other succinctly in-synch and bonded by an exceptional creative rhythm only biological brothers could share.Clipse have always delighted in dualities, juxtapositions and contradictions, unabashedly celebrating the capitalistic lifestyle and the grind as the kings of 'coke-rap', while taking hard looks at society's mores and those of their own individual journeys. We hear Malice's eventual transition to No Malice taking form on this album as he found religion, warning others who might follow in his path on 'Footsteps': "don't let my wrongs give you the right of way/ to emulate my past escaping the law's grasp" while refusing to be pinned down in one lane: "it weights on my conscience and I hate conscious rap". Meanwhile Pusha T continues his lyrical ascent into the King Push persona with bars like "pompous motherfucker, look what them jewels made me/ I'm only finding comfort in knowing you can't replace me/ What a thing to say, but what am I to do/ I'm role-playing a conscious nigga and true is true/ Cocaine aside, all of the bloggers behooved/ My critics finally have a verse of mine to jerk off to" decisively on album opener "Freedom".Since it dropped, the Clipse have stated that Casket... is their final album together while subsequently alluding to the possibility of an eventual reunion. Only time will tell, but until then it's time to re-celebrate one of hip hop's most dynamic duos by hearing Til The Casket Drops in a whole new light with its long-overdue, first time on vinyl pressing via Get On Down featuring all 13 original tracks on wax and cover art by the legendary KAWS! It's kinda like a big deal...
Timmy Thomas - Africano / Why Can't We Live Together
Timmy Thomas
Africano / Why Can't We Live Together
12" | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
15,99 €*
Release:US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Label: TK Records in essence represents the city of Miami when it came to Soul/R&Band the early stages of Disco. In 1974, George McCrae gave the label its first #1 Discohit with Rock Your Baby. A little more than a year after McCrae's hit, the record labelstruck gold with KC & The Sunshine Band with five #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.Needless to say at the height of the genre’s cultural domination TK did pretty well.Timmy Thomas: Without a doubt, he’s most famously known for the hit song Why Can’t WeLive Together. The record topped the U.S. Billboard R&B chart, made the top three in theBillboard Hot 100 and was charted in top 10 in many countries including the UK. A staplein the R&B scene, he had a succesful solo career until the mid 80s, later focusing onthe writing and production side of the business.Why Can’t We Live Together: It may have been his biggest hit, but also one that keepsresonating to this day. A response to the devastating news coming from the war inVietnam, its words “No more wars, we want peace in this world, and no matter what color,you’re still my brother.” are indicative of a time marked by the horrors of war abroad,and the racial discrimination in America. Written and Produced by Timmy Thomas himselfsolely on a Lowrey organ, and an early rhythm machine, the song however was far fromsimple as its emotive message continues to provide a profound context. And even thoughit’s been covered over the years by many artist including Sade and Joan Osborne, WhyCan’t We Live Together has managed to come back on the charts again in 2015, as theinstrumental backing to Drake’s Hotline Bling, which has now sold over 2 Million copiesin the U.S. Alone. Once a hit, always a hit.Africano: When it comes to this Deep Disco cut, Africano is one of those tracks thatprobably never got much shine in America, but has since become a dancefloor favorite ofunderground disco DJs worldwide. Curiously, years after its release, its biggestsupporters were Italian DJs like Danielle Baldelli, Mozart and Gianni Maselli who duringthe 80s played Disco, African records, American R&B, and reggae to create what has beensince become known as the Afro-Cosmic scene at the height of Club culture in thediscothèques of Northern Italy.
Run DMC - Raising Hell
Run DMC
Raising Hell
LP | 1986 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
22,79 €* 23,99 € -5%
Release:1986 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Up until “Raising Hell”, the rap juggernaut we know as Run-DMC was still in its building and breaking-down- doors phase. In 1986 that changed, and in a dramatic way. With their third long-player, the group had reached the mountaintop. It was THE record that proved hip-hop wasn't a fad. “Raising Hell” marked an important and significant new era for the group. Leaving producer Larry Smith for up-and- coming sonic innovator Rick Rubin (still co-produced by Run's brother Russell Simmons), they began to fully transition not only their own sound, but the sound of the entire genre. Less live playing – with some exceptions – and a slicker, tighter sonic attack. Musical aesthetics aside, though, at their core they stayed true to the essence of hip-hop: two turntables and a microphone, or two. It's impossible to talk about the album without its worldwide smash, "Walk This Way," which hit #4 on the Billboard pop charts and saw the group digging in the rock crates to summon Aerosmith in the flesh, combining Steven Tyler's and Joe Perry's musicianship with the group's own take on the '70s classic. The song's video cemented Run-DMC as legit MTV idols, and both groups rode its wave to new heights. Beyond "Walk This Way," the platter is full to the hilt with undeniable classic singles: "You Be Illin'"; "It's Tricky"; "Peter Piper" and the fashion-world shifting "My Adidas." Each song was new proof that Run-DMC's sound was indeed new, but still familiar, and full of the energy, charisma and innovation that drew fans to their first two LPs. Aside from the singles, the reason the album stands up so well is the fact that there is virtually no filler. "Proud To Be Black" remains a pioneering and underrated cut when people talk about "conscious" hip-hop. And to make sure they never lost the streets that gave them their start, "Hit It Run," "Son Of Byford," "Is It Live" and "Perfection" all bring it back to the group's early days in the park. Besides the triple platinum status, the album achieved, it was more than just a pop smash. It signaled a new era for rap music, and it was the no-turning- back point for the entire genre. This was the beginning of what we now call the Golden Era, and it still sounds as fresh today as it did three decades ago.
Boogie Down Productions - Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop
Boogie Down Productions
Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop
LP | 1989 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
27,99 €*
Release:1989 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Amongst hip-hop fans, Boogie Down Productions’ first two albums – Criminal Minded (1987) and By All Means Necessary (1988) – both loom very large. And for good reason: they both captured one of the late 1980s’ most important and influential crews at their highest powers of lyricism and musical invention. That being said, too many people sleep on BDP’s third LP, Ghetto Music. Released in 1989, when the hip-hop world was truly beginning to explode and reach new heights of sales and exposure around the world, the album is arguably as powerful as the group’s first two. As on By All Means Necessary, in the wake of the tragic death of original founder, producer and DJ Scott LaRock, KRS-One pushed along mightily on the production side, with help from his extended crew. Musically the sound created on albums 2 & 3 was funky, catchy, and continually innovative, giving him the perfect backdrop to build his “Edutainment” syllabus. Lyrically there was never a question about KRS’ power, and on Ghetto Music he continues to impress, teach and ask important questions. Clear cases in point are two of the album’s singles, “You Must Learn” and “Why Is That?” but he gets even deeper on lesser-jocked tracks like the anti-police thought-piece “Who Protects Us From You” (still sadly relevant in 2017), “Ghetto Music” and “World Peace.” Still as strong and entertaining today as it was almost three decades ago, this new reissue is a perfect way for younger fans to embrace one of the most underrated hip-hop platters of the era.
Run DMC - Tougher Than Leather
Run DMC
Tougher Than Leather
LP | 1988 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:1988 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Too many people sleep on Tougher Than Leather, Run-DMC’s fourth album. But hear us out as we plead the case for this amazing LP. By 1988 there was a lot more competition in the rap game – Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Eric B. & Rakim, Ice-T and many more had given Hollis, Queens’ prodigal sons lots of competition. But Joe, Darryl and Jay were still at the top of their game, and hip-hop fans should never let this classic – chiefly produced by their Queens neighbor, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Davy D[MX] – get lost in their crates.For starters, the album’s first single, “Run’s House” b/w “Beats To The Rhyme” is arguably the most powerful one-two punch of the trio’s career, showing contenders to the rap throne that they could still destroy a beat, tag-teaming with power at any speed. Not to be lost in the shuffle, fans were also reminded on both sides that Jam-Master Jay remained one of the world’s best DJs, flexing the pinnacle of what would be called “turntablism” a decade later. Both songs show a musical telepathy between all three that has rarely been equaled. The second single, “Mary, Mary,” driven by an infectious Monkees sample, took a different approach, shrewdly ensuring that pop fanswho jumped on the Raising Hell bandwagon had something to chew on. But, like “Walk This Way,” the song wasn’t just bubblegum – there was an edge to it, and the lyrical gymnastics were very real. It wasn’t selling out, it was allowing fans to buy in. “Papa Crazy,” driven in concept and by a sample from the Temptations’ “Papa Was A Rolling Stone,” followed a similar pop-leaning path.Overall, the lyrical content on the album was a step up from the group’s first three LPs. It’s easy to infer, looking back, that they were feeling the heat from their younger competitors in the rap game. The genre was changing fast, and they were up to the challenge. On cutslike “Radio Station” they bring substance to the grooves, by attacking Black Radio for its continual denigration of rap. “Tougher Than Leather” reminds the world that they were still the Kings of Rock, with hard guitars to drive the point home. And “They Call Us Run-DMC” and “Soul To Rock And Roll” both bring things back to their early days, with sure-fire park jam rhymes and killer cuts.Tougher Than Leather, which went platinum up against a lot of competition, perfectly bookends the ‘80s output of one of the decade’s most important groups. It encompasses the full range of the trio’s capabilities, and reminds us that Run-DMC should never be forgotten as both pioneers and party-rockers. And so, we say, long live Joe, Darryl and Jay!
El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber
El Michels Affair
Return To The 37th Chamber
Tape | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The wait is over, Return To The 37th Chamber is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic Enterthe 37th Chamber. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear thatEMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog thatmakes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the Return to The 37th Chamber it’s own hazy sound. Adding to the uniquefidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, “John Carpenter” synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditionalChinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu’s superlative vocals. From start to finish it’s a dark trip that walks the linebetween RZA’s timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.El Michels Affair tackles some classics like 4th Chamber and Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol DirtyBastard’s Snakes, Raekwon’s Verbal Intercourse, and Shaolin Brew, Wu-Tang’s contribution to the St. Ide’s Hip Hop endorsementcampaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties onSnakes and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of Tearz, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sampleas it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man’s hit, All I Need, lending her vocal prowessto what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the“rug that ties the room together,” giving Return To The 37th Chamber a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair recordand not just a collection of covers.From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is asmuch a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, “sounding out thecity” that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly uniquein it’s own right.
Run DMC - King Of Rock
Run DMC
King Of Rock
LP | 1984 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
24,99 €*
Release:1984 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Run DMC’s self-titled 1984 debut pushed the doors of pop music open, showing that hip-hop was not the fad that haters had prophesized. As they proved decisively on Run-DMC, rap was a legit art form, fully capable of producing long-players full of no-fast-forward cuts.By 1985, any doubters were running on fumes, as the group’s King Of Rock blew the aforementioned pop doors off their hinges. Emboldened by their success (including the first rap album to ever go Gold), energized by worldwide touring and accolades, and given all the support they could want by a genius producer (Larry Smith), an open-minded label (Profile) and a charismatic manager (Russell Simmons, who also lent a hand on production), they ruled the charts and hinted at even greater things to come.The album’s most fondly-remembered single set the album’s tone perfectly: “King Of Rock” was hard, full of charisma and tag-team vocal finesse, and had enough guitars to bring the suburbs into the rap fold. The song’s video was equally popular and powerful, and the pioneering MTV exposure drove the group into a new stratosphere.But there was much more to King Of Rock than the title track, including more rock / rap hybrids – “Can You Rock It Like This” and “You’re Blind” – as well as the additional singles “Jam-Master Jammin’” and “You Talk Too Much.” (The latter, incidentally, charted as high as “King Of Rock” on both the Pop and R&B charts).Throw in the forward-thinking reggae/rap collab “Roots, Rap, Reggae” (featuring the legendary Yellowman) and the live-throwdown-simulation “Darryl and Joe (Krush-Groove 3)” and the album – which went on to pass Platinum status– is a winner from A1 to B4.
Dominatrix - The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight Black Vinyl Editon
Dominatrix
The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight Black Vinyl Editon
LP | 2015 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
17,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Reissue
Genre:Pop
"The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight" has a long and storied history among connoisseurs of ‘80s New York dance music. Combining catchy, deadpan synth-pop and classic ‘80s electro hallmarks with the provocative edge of leather-and-lace sex culture, it remains a worldwide dancefloor staple to this day. Despite its popularity, little has been known about the song’s background. The brainchild of producer Stuart Argabright (nee Arbright, a member of the groups Ike Yard and Death Comet Crew); alongside DJ and remixer Ivan Ivan; Kenneth Lockie (from Cowboys International, and early Death Comet Crew); and vocalist Claudia Summers; the song’s dominating female subject was based on a person whom Arbright had dated. The song – and a banned-by-MTV video that today could be mistaken for a Victoria’s Secret commercial – became a club smash at famed Danceteria and other urban meccas. But, despite some leather-clad live dates in 1984, the group itself was short-lived. This special Get On Down vinyl edition is sure to be coveted by fans and collectors. This configuration has never been available before: beyond four original mixes of the song (12”, Chants, Dominant and Beat Me) that fans know and love – this full-length LP includes the newly unearthed song “Play It Safe” and the rarely heard, hypnotic “City That Never Sleeps,” in addition to the rare 1984 “Scratch Mix” of the original title song, with cuts by the legendary DJ Red Alert. The deluxe vinyl package is accompanied by a 16-page glossy booklet with text by writer Dave Tompkins and input from Argabright and Ivan Ivan. Additionally, fans will be thrilled into submission by visuals and press clips relating to the original release on Arthur Baker’s Street Wise Records; the song’s provocative video; as well as the dominatrix culture in New York City at the time which inspired this unlikely smash hit.
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill: 25th Anniversary Edition
Cypress Hill
Cypress Hill: 25th Anniversary Edition
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Multi-platinum hip-hop group Cypress Hill teamed up with Get On Down tocelebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1991 debut with a limited-edition“25th Anniversary Smokey Swirl” Vinyl reissue.
Maceo Parker - US
Maceo Parker
US
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Maceo Parker was one of the most revered and loved members of James Brown’s famed J.B.’s band from the late ‘60s to the mid-1970s. Alongside his instantlyrecognizable alto saxophone solos, he occasionally performed as comedian before James Brown shows, in addition to playing MC. He was a true renaissance man. And while other members of The Godfather of Soul’s inner circle – most notably trombonist Fred Wesley – had solo albums at the advent of Brown’s People Records, Maceo had to wait his turn for a couple years. By the time 1974 rolled around, this talented musician and personality could not be denied, and he burst onto the scene as a group leader with one of the most impressive albums in the People catalog: the simply titled, but deeply felt, Us. Maceo’s group (occasionally called The Macks) and Fred Wesley’s J.B.’s were essentially the same unit – including guitarists Jimmy Nolen and Hearlon “Cheese” Martin, drummer John “Jabo” Starks, saxophonist St. Clair Pinckney and of course Fred Wesley on trombone. Unsurprisingly, the material here is never-endingly funky. But as shown in the song selection (presumably by Parker, with heavy-handy assistance from the Godfather himself), there are as many ballads and soul groovers as there are straight-up funk workouts. Cases in point include the mellow, Gamble & Huff-penned “Drowning In The Sea Of Love” (with organ, most likely played by James Brown, slithering in the background) and the syrupy “Show and Tell.” The album’s closer is also on the slower side, going very deep and striking a chord, as Maceo and Brown talk about conditions in the Black American landscape of the day over the course of 10-plus minutes. And there is, of course, plenty of diesel funk here as well: singles like “Soul Power 74” and “Parrty” are downright nasty grooves, known well by James Brown fans old and new. “Soul Power 74” additionally features very early proto-sampling, with a baby’s cry as well as Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have Been To The Mountain Top” speech. And Maceo’s take on the J.B.’s classic “Doing It To Death” is a unique version, more muted and of course featuring Maceo’s gorgeous horn front and center. Appearing at the apex of both James Brown’s and People Records’ power, Us is a treasured jewel in the J.B. catalog, and rightfully so. This 150 gram vinyl LP comes in a Stoughton Jacket, housed in a custom People Records poly bag, and includes 24” x 24” poster.
Man Friday - Love Honey, Love Heartache
Man Friday
Love Honey, Love Heartache
12" | 2016 | US | Original (Get On Down)
15,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Vinylmania: As classic disco came bounding through the late ’70s and into the electronically orientated sounds of the ’80s, New York was one of the undisputed frontiers for the latest developments in dance music culture, nightclubs and the art of DJ-ing. At the center of this seminal time for vinyl culture was a store called Vinylmania, set up by Charlie Grappone in the heart of Greenwich Village, Manhattan, just as the culture of 12-inch singles and promo copies was taking hold. From supplying Levan, Tony Humphries and many more with the latest imports to championing the emergence of house music in the mid-’80s, Grappone and his staff played a significant role in New York’s own dance music story. Through the ’90s and up until closing in 2007, Vinylmania was a store that catered to DJs from across the complex mixture of racial, social and sexual demographics that made up New York and its legendary nightlife. Man Friday: As the NYC Peech Boys came to an end, Man Friday became Larry Levan’s newest production project. Fronted by Kofi Morny and Brodie Williams, their debut single “Love Honey, Love heartache” was released by Vinyl Mania in 1986 with Larry Levan at the helm of the mix. Love Money: In the spirit of most dance music borrowing elements from other sources,“Love Honey” was heavily inspired by another Paradise Garage & Loft classic from 1980 and its remix in 1981 by UK Outfit Funk Masters / TW Funkmasters. A dubbed out track big in the Jazz-Funk scene in the UK, it became a hit among underground Deejays in Both NYC & Chicago. Love Honey: No matter what list you look at. ‘Love Honey’ is always attached to Larry Levan’s tenure at the Paradise Garage. All the elements of a Garage Track are here; Dub Echoes, Synth Basslines, Percussions that linger, FX -that one can only dream of hearing on a Richard Long System- and an Organ, because after all, they say the Garage was like going to Church.
Slum Village - The Fantastic Box
Slum Village
The Fantastic Box
Box Set | 2016 | US | Original (Get On Down)
65,54 €* 68,99 € -5%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
This new and exhaustive collection comprising four CDs and five 7-inch records from the group’s Dilla-helmed era is the perfect way for longtime fans to celebrate Dilla’s work with his first musical family, as well as for newcomers to enter the expansive musical world he created in the 1990s.
JBs, The - Food For Thought
JBs, The
Food For Thought
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
22,79 €* 23,99 € -5%
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The renowned Get On Down label pays reverent tribute to this classic by pressing it on 150 gram vinyl, in a 70s style Stoughton jacket. There are funk bands. And then there are The JB’s. In the early 1970s, James Brown’s production stable was quite simply overflowing with soul. Beyond his own genre-bursting music – which brought funk and R&B to new stratospheres with each platter he released – he began to curate his own label, People Records, to explore and expose the lesser-known talent in his own groups and musical universe. After a mysterious, psychedelic album by a group calling themselves The Grodeck Whipperjenny in 1970, The Godfather Of Soul released a slew of 7-inch singles for the next several years on People. In doing so, he firmly established the label as the world’s premier outlet for super-funk, with artists including James Brown himself, Lyn Collins, Hank Ballard and Fred Wesley. In 1972, the next album on People was an easy choice: The JB’s and their ridiculously funky full-length debut, Food For Thought. Made up of JB sidemen including bandleader Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, John “Jabo” Starks, St. Clair Pinckney, Fred Thomas and Bobby Byrd, the group was the definition of a powerhouse. As proof, look no further than the fact that the ten songs on this platter have been sampled by an almost uncountable list of producers over the past 40-plus years, and grooved to by hundreds of thousands. From “Pass The Peas” and “Gimme Some More” to the sonic attack of “The Grunt” [whichalso contained work from William “Bootsy” Collins and his brother Catfish, who had recently defected to join Parliament-Funkadelic] Food For Thought remains one of the funkiest albums ever made.
Clipse - Virginia / Grindin'
Jungle Brothers - I'll House You / On The Run
Jungle Brothers
I'll House You / On The Run
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Get On Down)
12,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Get On Down presents a unique way to proudly re-live your “hip-house” past, with a 7” reissue of the Jungle Brothers’ infectious 1988 hit “I’ll House You,” which was arranged by the legendary Todd Terry. On the B-Side is a fan favorite from the group’s stellar Straight Out The Jungle album, “On The Run,” which was released as its own single in 1988.
JB's, The - Doing It To Death
JB's, The
Doing It To Death
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Get On Down)
21,24 €* 24,99 € -15%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It’s just another perfect example of how James Brown’s funk machine could stop the world when they hit a groove.
Fred Wesley & The New JB's - Breakin' Bread
Fred Wesley & The New JB's
Breakin' Bread
LP | 1974 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
So many times we refuse to go back and break bread with our parents, relatives and old friends... Times are tough, the economy is rough, everybody’s tryin’ to make a dollar. Sometimes you get away from yourself. Won’t you go back and break bread, while we still have some to break? So implored James Brown, Fred Wesley and even album engineer Bob Both, on the back cover liners of the 1974 soul classic Breakin’ Bread. Times were indeed tough for everyday folks in the waning days of the Nixon era. Escape-ism was needed. Humanity sometimes seemed to be in short supply. But James Brown and his assembled People Records roster were always there to take soul music fans away from their everyday trials and tribulations, even while occasionally funking up negative situations (for instance, “Rockin’ Funky Watergate,” one of the centerpieces of this album). The heavy grooves laid down by trombonist and bandleader Fred Wesley, saxophonist and arranger St. Clair Pinckney and Fred’s assembled “New J.B.’s” were, almost literally, comfort for the ears. 1974 saw a vortex of superfunk coming out of James Brown’s People Records stable, and this platter wasn’t even the only J.B.’s album that year (see also: Damn Right, I Am Somebody, also reissued by Get On Down). But it is one that added to the powerful musical and social legacy of that crew. It’s an air-tight, eight course meal, with most platters clocking in at four delicious minutes each. “Breakin’ Bread” is a truly memorable funk stew, with warm, call-and-response vocals, complicated-but-laidback soul, and an important message – alluded to in the back cover plea. “I Wanna Get Down,” “Rice ‘N’ Ribs” and “Funky Music Is My Style” all feature intricate, infectious grooves. In fact, there isn’t much time to catch your breath on Breakin’ Bread, and that’s a beautiful thing. Reissued on LP with a sumptuous, five-color, 22” x 22” poster of the cover art, all wrapped in a Stoughton Tip-On jacket and thick polybag, there is never a bad time to revisit this classic (maybe replacing your worn-out original copy). Or, just as importantly, let it blow your mind for the first time.
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx The Purple Tape Watch Box
Raekwon
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx The Purple Tape Watch Box
Box Set | 1995 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
69,99 €*
Release:1995 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
20th Anniversary edition released in collaboration with Raekwon, who designed the set’s look & feel. A Purple Cassette of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is housed in a premium, “Watch Box” display case with white stitching, an embossed silver-on-black Raekwon logo, and a “The Purple Tape” silver placard on front. Full color outer box with wrap-around original cover artwork. Cassette only: repressing of the original famed “Purple Tape,” with full audio from 1995 album. 118-page hardcover book, featuring lyrics to all songs and liner notes by Chris Faraone and Raekwon, plus photos and other visuals pertaining to album’s 1995 release. Limited to 1995 copies worldwide!
Just-Ice - Cold Gettin' Dumb
Just-Ice
Cold Gettin' Dumb
7" | 1987 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:1987 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
"Cold Gettin' Dumb" remains one of the most exhilarating tracks from an era when hip-hop was inventing itself day by day. Mantronik's production was so ahead of its time, and when coupled with Just-Ice the combination was pure fire. This song still to this day might be one of the hardest beats ever made in Hip Hop.
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