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GZA / Genius - Liquid Swords The Instrumentals Black & White Edition
GZA / Genius
Liquid Swords The Instrumentals Black & White Edition
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Get On Down)
32,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 03.04.2020
There are many reasons why Wu-Tang Clan rapper GZA's second solo album Liquid Swords is considered one of the greatest hip-hop records of all time. Critics and historians point to GZA's raw, and starkly poetic lyrics which featured references to chess, crime and philosophy, as well as superb guest performances from his Wu-Tang Clan contemporaries. One can't comment on Liquid Swords' brilliance however without touching upon the production, courtesy of Wu-Tang's own mastermind RZA. Behind a hazy and murky backdrop of rare samples and classic boom-bap beats, RZA crafted a bleak atmosphere of urban dystopia for GZA's esoteric rhymes to flourish in,cribbing from a wide panoply of sources ranging from the dusty soul of The Bar-Kays and Ohio Players, the nostalgic jazz of Cannonball Adderley and Willie Mitchell, and even the experimental weirdness of Mothers Of Invention. In a retrospective 5-star AllMusic.com review of Liquid Swords, writer Steve Huey said of RZA’s production: “The Genius' eerie calm is a great match for RZA's atmospheric production, which is tremendously effective in this context; the kung fu dialogue here is among the creepiest he's put on record, and he experiments quite a bit with stranger sounds and more layered tracks.” These instrumentals, peppered with frequent interludes of dialogue from the classic samurai flick Shogun Assassin, became the core of the GZA’s acclaimed sophomore LP. The full Liquid Swords instrumentals are now available in a white and black vinyl pressing, a nod to the chessboard art synonymous with the album’s cover art. All tracks have been restored, with re-mastered audio from the original source tapes. Available on 2-LP, with the look of a silk-screened jacket we are excited to bring to you these Liquid Swords Instrumentals.
Group Home - Livin' Proof 25th Anniversary Get On Down x HHV White Vinyl Edition
Group Home
Livin' Proof 25th Anniversary Get On Down x HHV White Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1995 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
35,99 €*
Release:1995 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 03.04.2020
HHV is proud to be able to team up with Get On Down to present one of our all-time favourite classic albums to you. Limited Edition of 500 with hand-numbered Obi-Strip, only available at Get on Down and HHV. Limited to one per customer. Double vinyl L+W46P on White vinyl with hand numbered OBI.

It was almost 25 years ago DJ Premier put together Lil' Dap and Melachi the Nutcracker of the Gang Starr Foundation to form Group Home and released their debut album Livin' Proof. Beyond the album's classic singles – Supa Star, Livin Proof and Suspended In Time – there are Premier-overseen classics all over, including The Realness, Inna Citi Life, and Sacrifice. In fact, many Gang Starr scholars agree that the beats on Livin' Proof are in the Top 5 of all Premier-produced albums – no small boast, but certainly hard to disprove. To commemorate the upcoming 25 year anniversary of this hip-hop classic, Get On Down is reissuing Livin' Proof in a limited opaque white double LP complete with a hand numbered OBI Strip. Only 500 copies have been pressed worldwide with 250 copies only available at HHV.
Dead Prez - Hip Hop
Dead Prez
Hip Hop
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Repress! The debut album by dead prez, Let's Get Free, had plenty of head nodding beats, but none quite matches the nerve grinding effect of their single "Hip-Hop". Produced by the duo, "Hip-Hop" was a record that immediately caught fire on both College and Commercial Radio mix-shows. A call to arms, “Hip-Hop" just sounds like a revolution, and is to be heard loud! Surprisingly enough, this song's legacy may be most defined by its use as the bed for Dave Chappelle's entrance music for his show on Comedy Central. But beyond that, this song remains as one of the greatest Hip Hop songs of all time.
Big Punisher - Capital Punishment
Big Punisher
Capital Punishment
2LP | 1998 | US | Original (Get On Down)
27,89 €* 30,99 € -10%
Release:1998 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
A 'must have' record finally repressed.

Big Pun remains on the best rappers ever list to this day. Reasons for this weigh largely on his debut Capital Punishment. His commanding voice and rapid fire delivery make it clear there will never be another Big Pun. Pun was New York. His confidence on the mic made him stand out among his contemporaries. Similarly, the production -- by a cast of many – remains ever so New York loyal. The close cousins "I'm Not a Player" and "Still Not a Player,” may have been the hits off this album but it is packed with so many more that show Pun’s true abilities. “Beware” and “Dream Shatterer” are great examples of Big Pun at his best, dark cinematic production with just enough room to let him breathe fire. On “Twinz (Deep Cover)” Big Pun is trading bars with his mentor Fat Joe 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”. There are numerous guest appearances, the best of which include afore mentioned Fat Joe (on several tracks), the Roots' Black Thought on the MC showcase "Super Lyrical," Prodigy and Inspectah Deck on "Tres Leches (Triboro Trilogy)," and an extra-insane Busta Rhymes on "Parental Discretion."
Slick Rick - Children's Story
Slick Rick
Children's Story
7" | 1988 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:1988 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 03.04.2020
Storytelling has been a part of the hip-hop lexicon since the artform’s earliest days. And in all those decades, there has never been a taleweaver like Slick Rick. Even masters who came along in Rick’s wake – ranging from Will Smith to Ghostface Killah
and Eminem – know that even though they blazed their own paths, they never did it better than the Slick one
When it comes to Rick and his tales, 1988’s “Children’s Story” is perhaps his best, recited to this day by fans and MCs in training as a rite of passage. Just hearing the opening lines begins a sing-along that can quickly fill a room: “Once upon a time / Not long ago / When people wore pajamas / And lived life slow...” In recognition of such top-tier hip-hop storytelling, Get On Down now presents this 45 single reissue of the Slick Rick classic, featuring "The Moment I Feared" on the B-side.
This 7" re-release, previously only available as part of Get On Down's 2017 Record Store Day offerings, comes packaged in a re-creation of the original 12" cover art, and is the perfect addition to your old school vinyl collection.
Da Lench Mob - Guerillas In Tha Mist Orange & Green Splatter Vinyl Edition
Da Lench Mob
Guerillas In Tha Mist Orange & Green Splatter Vinyl Edition
LP | 1992 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
27,99 €*
Release:1992 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Possessing lyrics heavily focused on political and social justice, inspired heavily by West Coast gang culture and Islam, Da Lench Mob made waves throughout the hip-hop scene when they first appeared on the track "Rolling With Da Lench Mob", off Ice Cube's famed 1990 solo record AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted. Initially, the titular "Lench Mob" of the track namesake referred to Ice Cube as well as the other participating rappers, but J-Dee, Shorty, and T-Bone would adopt the name for their own in time. Their standout appearance on the Ice Cube track would earn the trio critical interest, (as well as shout-outs on Ice Cube's 1991 follow-up Death Certificate) and generate palpable anticipation for a studio album of their own. Guerillas In Tha Mist, their 1992 debut record, was recorded in the wake of the Rodney King riots, taking its name from infamous comments made during the riots. The record was uncompromising and confrontational in its depictions of urban decay and an unjust system wreakinghavoc on an economically disadvantaged Black population. It was starkly realistic (bordering on abrasive) in the content of tracks like the armed revolution-advocating "Freedom Got An A.K.", the kill-your-idols style of "You And Your Heroes", and the anti-pusher anthem "All On My Nut Sac."
These harsh manifestos were made all the more smooth via Ice Cube's jazzy G-funk and Bomb Squad-influenced production, which sampled heavily from classic songs by Parliament, Kool & The Gang, The Incredible Bongo Band, and even Vangelis. Cube himself would make guest appearances throughout the record, as well as an appearance by B-Real of Cypress Hill on the track "Ain't Got No Class." Guerillas In Tha Mist was a Billboard success upon its release, reaching #24 on the Billboard 200, and rendering rap radio hits out of its title track and "Freedom Got An A.K.", but Da Lench Mob would fall into obscurity over the years, eventually going their separate ways after creative differences, financial rifts, and the life conviction of rapper J-Dee for suspected murder in 1993. Despite their loss of commercial fortunes, Guerillas In Tha Mist would develop a strong reputation as an unheralded gem among hip-hop heads, and would be considered one of the great lesser-known releases of the era among critics (in 2018 Complex would declare the title track as one of the 100 Best L.A. Rap Songs).
Decades after its initial release, and in tribute to the memory of Da Lench Mob member Shorty, who passed in 2019, Get On Down now presents an exclusive LP reissue of Guerillas In Tha Mist, which previously was only released officially on wax in Europe. The LP is pressed on a deluxe Green and Orange Splatter-colored vinyl, and features remastered audio and a painstakingly recreated full color jacket.
Dead Prez - Hip Hop
Dead Prez
Hip Hop
7" | 1999 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
12,99 €*
Release:1999 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 03.04.2020
The debut album by dead prez, Let's Get Free, had plenty of head nodding beats, but none quite matches the nerve grinding effect of their single "Hip-Hop". Produced by the duo, "Hip-Hop" was a record that immediately caught fire on both College and
Commercial Radio mix-shows. A call to arms, “Hip-Hop" just sounds like a revolution, and is to be heard loud! Surprisingly enough, this song's legacy may be most defined by its use as the bed for Dave Chappelle's entrance music for his show on Comedy Central. But beyond that, this song remains as one of the greatest Hip Hop songs of all time. Available now for the first time on 45.
Mobb Deep - Hell On Earth
Mobb Deep
Hell On Earth
2LP | 1996 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
31,34 €* 32,99 € -5%
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 hit the lab and came back with a soundtrack that is fitting to its title. Havoc’s production is atmospheric; laced with his trademark 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 essentially a 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 and
rounding 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.
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury White Vinyl Edition
Clipse
Hell Hath No Fury White Vinyl Edition
LP | 2006 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
24,99 €*
Release:2006 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
In the 4 years after The Clipse dropped their sophomore classic Lord Willin’ the duo was able to build a legacy that had
fans hungry for new material. After the smoke cleared and they hit the studio the Virginia brothers recorded the confidently mature sophomore effort, Hell Hath No Fury. Best known for
their unconventional radio smash “Grindin’,” Clipse are no strangers to taking risks with the boundary-pushing Neptunes, who return as trusted co-pilots for Hell Hath No Fury. As
always the duo is right at home over The Neptunes crafted beats which perfectly embrace Pusha’s inventive drug-game
metaphors and Malice’s soul-baring confessionals.

From the bouncy lead single “Mr. Me Too” and the Slim Thug assisted “Wamp Wamp” to the oddly haunting "Keys Open
Doors" to "Momma I'm Sorry", Hell Hath No Fury represents some of the duo’s best work. On the hypnotic “Keys Open
Doors,” over the eerie mix of screwed-up angelic voices, chimes and congas, the brothers run circles around the
competition, while the spine-tingling boom-bap of “Ride Around Shining” sets the stage for Pusha’s hilarious boasts.
Whether rhyming over distorted, lo-fi guitar plucks (“Dirty Money”) or overblown 808s (“Trill”), the brothers come with colorful references and inventive word play that easily places
them in a lyrical class of their own. Get On Down now proudly issues this Neptunes produced favorite on LP for the first time ever with the first run on white vinyl.
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)
24,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Official reissue without the deluxe stuff gimmicks, just beats and rhymes. Classic!
Nas - Stillmatic Remastered Silver Black Friday Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Nas
Stillmatic Remastered Silver Black Friday Record Store Day 2019 Edition
2LP | 2001 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
35,99 €*
Release:2001 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Few hip-hop artists have achieved the same level of critical acclaim and praise that 90s veteran and Queens native Nasir "Nas" Jones has. Across his over 25-year career he has been ranked as one of the greatest rap performers and lyricists by MTV, The Source, and Complex, among other publications, all while selling over 30 million records worldwide, and releasing eight consecutive platinum albums. In particular, his 1994 debut Illmatic is hailed as a paragon of underground hip-hop, a turning point in East Coast rap's development, and one of the all-time greatest debut albums in general. Though Nas' artistic legacy is without question, it was not always the case; if Nas had flourished during the mid-90s, he had stumbled clumsily while transitioning into the 00's. After achieving universal praise via Illmatic and commercial success with its' follow-up It Was Written, Nas' next few releases were considered inconsistent and lackluster compared to the critical one-two punch they followed. During this time period he had abandoned the socially-conscious and philosophical topics that made him a critical darling in favor of more commercially viable gangsta rap. Though he maintained a chart presence for much of the late-90s, review scores began to dwindle, and his status among the hip-hop community was thrown into question. This would change in 2001 with the release of Nas' fifth studio full-length, which made the effort to re-establish him as a legitimate artist. Eschewing the pop-friendliness he'd found success with, Nas instead opted to return to the underground style he came up in, with tracks about American politics, ghetto life, and social upheaval. Perhaps sensing this need to return to his roots, he titled the album Stillmatic, a clear and present reference (and sequel of sorts) to Illmatic.
The ploy worked perfectly; Stillmatic was hailed by critics as a stunning comeback, and a brilliant return to form, earning rave reviews from rap outlets such as The Source and HipHopDX as well as from more mainstream publications as The Rolling Stone and The Village Voice. Praise was heaped upon the complexity and introspective nature of Nas' lyrical content, the top-tier production from veterans like Large Professor, DJ Premier, L.E.S., and Trackmasters, and hard-hitting guest appearances from AZ, Mary J. Blige, and Amerie. Stillmatic would see release on December 18th of 2001, right as Nas was caught in the middle of a highly publicized feud with fellow New York rapper Jay-Z. As such, the record features one of the feud's most intense apexes in the form of its second track "Ether", a ruthless Ron Browz-produced diss track. A response to Jay-Z's own diss "Takeover", "Ether" savaged the Brooklyn-native, accusing him of brown-nosing to get ahead, of plagiarizing earlier rappers such as Notorious´B.I.G. and KRS-One, and dismissing his street cred. To this day "Ether" is considered one of the best and most potent diss tracks ever recorded, a major turning point in the Nas/Jay-Z feud, a standout among the already critically acclaimed Stillmatic, and is even credited with boosting Jay-Z's career by proxy. Now in 2019, decades after the record's release, Get On Down proudly brings you this deluxe LP reissue. Stillmatic has never been repressed on vinyl since its original 2001 release, and is now presented with remastered audio, and pressed on silver-colored wax just in time for Record Store Day Black Friday!
Nas - It Was Written
Nas
It Was Written
2LP | 1996 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
35,99 €*
Release:1996 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Illmatic, the 1994 studio debut of Nasir "Nas" Jones, was more than just a critical success for the Queensbridge-based rapper. At a time when East Coast hip-hop was increasingly being taken less seriously than their West Coast counterparts, Illmatic's raw jazz and soul-based production, dire atmosphere and lyrics, coupled with Nas' uncompromising flow was integral in restoring interest in the East Coast as a hotbed of hip-hop artistry. Along with key releases from Wu-Tang Clan and Notorious B.I.G.,it shifted attention away from the funky, dayglo synth-based G-funk coming out of California and back to the grimy streets of New York. After such an unprecedented debut record, expectations were understandably high for Nas' follow-up. What came next threw critics and fans for a loop, but was no less influential than Illmatic, and would become the most commercially successful album in the entirety of Nas' discography. The 1996 sophomore follow-up was titled It Was Written, and in contrast to the urban bleakness of his debut, had Nas dipping his toes into the world of mafioso rap. Amidst production from heavy hitters like Trackmasters, Dr. Dre, L.E.S., Havoc of Mobb Deep, and Illmatic-collaborator DJ Premier, among others, Nas weaves evocative narratives of gang warfare, downtrodden neighborhoods, drug deals gone awry, and gangsta triumph, against a backdrop of samples from Sam Cooke, Etta James, the Isley Brothers, and even Chuck Mangione.

It Was Written was not hard up for top-tier guests either, featuring major guest turns from Lauryn Hill and Joel "JoJo" Hailey of K-Ci & JoJo. It also introduced the world to The Firm, the brief Nas-led msupergroup featuring rappers AZ, Foxy Brown, and Cormega. mIt even managed to cause some minor controversy in the hip-hop mcommunity for its collaboration with West Coast producer Dr. Dre, at a time when the East Coast/West Coast rap feud was reaching a fever pitch, briefly attracting the ire of one Tupac Shakur. Not only was It Was Written received warmly by critics, but became a major commercial success, reaching the top of the Billboard 200 charts, reaching platinum sales status four times, and alongside malbums like Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, helped usher in the era of mafioso rap in the mainstream. It rendered chart hits out of singles like the Eurhythmics-mimicking "Street Dreams", and the Grammy-nominated "If I Ruled The World Imagine That", and proved to be a major influence on artists like Kendrick Lamar, Lupe mFiasco, and many more.
Group Home - Livin' Proof
Group Home
Livin' Proof
2LP | 1995 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
28,99 €*
Release:1995 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 27.04.2020
Although they have been tragically defunct for almost two decades, the influence of Gang Starr is still felt today, almost as heavily as it was back in the 1990s, when DJ Premier and Guru ruled atop boom-bap mountain. As fans know, beyond the duo’s direct output, one of their lasting legacies was bringing younger talent to the rap world at large – including Jeru The Damaja, M.O.P., Afu-Ra and Big Shug. One of the more unsung talents that came out of the Gang Starr Foundation was the Brooklyn-based duo Group Home, consisting of MCs Lil Dap and Melachi The Nutcracker.

Dap was first showcased on the Gang Starr posse cut “I’m The Man,” on 1992’s Daily Operation, Melachi appeared on “Words From The Nutcracker” from 1993’s Hard To Earn. The early Group Home song “So Called Friends” was also featured on 1993’s now-legendary Gangstarr Foundation Sampler, which also gave the world Jeru’s “Come Clean.” By 1995, Dap and Melachi had paid their dues and finally got their own full-length: "Livin’ Proof". And it was everything that Gang Starr and any true school hip-hop fans could have wanted, produced almost entirely by DJ Premier (with two exceptions: “Serious Rap Shit” helmed by Guru himself, and “4 Give My Sins,” produced by Jay-Z mentor Jaz-O (aka Big Jazz).

Beyond the album’s still-jocked commercial singles – “Supa Star,” “Livin’ Proof” and “Suspended In Time” – there are Premier-overseen classics all over, including “The Realness,” “Inna Citi Life,” and “Sacrifice.” In fact, many Gang Starr scholars agree that the beats on Living Proof are in the Top 5 of all Premier-produced albums – no small boast, but certainly hard to disprove.

More than two decades later, the album still sounds as strong as it did upon its release. So dust off your turntable and give it another ride, back to the days when boom-bap was real, and ruling.
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.
Clipse - Lord Willin'
Clipse
Lord Willin'
2LP | 2002 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €* 35,99 € -25%
Release:2002 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Clipse' instant classic "Lord Willin'" feat. N.O.R.E., Sean Paul, The Lox and others, entirely produced by The Neptunes!
Nas - Stillmatic Black Vinyl Edition
Nas
Stillmatic Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2001 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
27,19 €* 33,99 € -20%
Release:2001 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Few hip-hop artists have achieved the same level of critical acclaim and praise that 90s veteran and Queens native Nasir "Nas" Jones has. Across
his over 25-year career he has been ranked as one of the greatest rap performers and lyricists by MTV, The Source, and Complex, among other
publications, all while selling over 30 million records worldwide, and releasing eight consecutive platinum albums. In particular, his 1994 debut
Illmatic is hailed as a paragon of underground hip-hop, a turning point in East Coast rap's development, and one of the all-time greatest debut
albums in general.
Though Nas' artistic legacy is without question, it was not always the case; if Nas had flourished during the mid-90s, he had stumbled clumsily
while transitioning into the 00's. After achieving universal praise via Illmatic and commercial success with its' follow-up It Was Written, Nas' next
few releases were considered inconsistent and lackluster compared to the critical one-two punch they followed. During this time period he had
abandoned the socially-conscious and philosophical topics that made him a critical darling in favor of more commercially viable gangsta rap.
Though he maintained a chart presence for much of the late-90s, review scores began to dwindle, and his status among the hip-hop community
was thrown into question.
This would change in 2001 with the release of Nas' fifth studio full-length, which made the effort to re-establish him as a legitimate artist.
Eschewing the pop-friendliness he'd found success with, Nas instead opted to return to the underground style he came up in, with tracks about
American politics, ghetto life, and social upheaval. Perhaps sensing this need to return to his roots, he titled the album Stillmatic, a clear and
present reference (and sequel of sorts) to Illmatic.
The ploy worked perfectly; Stillmatic was hailed by critics as a stunning comeback, and a brilliant return to form, earning rave reviews from rap
outlets such as The Source and HipHopDX as well as from more mainstream publications as The Rolling Stone and The Village Voice. Praise was
heaped upon the complexity and introspective nature of Nas' lyrical content, the top-tier production from veterans like Large Professor, DJ
Premier, L.E.S., and Trackmasters, and hard-hitting guest appearances from AZ, Mary J. Blige, and Amerie.
Stillmatic would see release on December 18th of 2001, right as Nas was caught in the middle of a highly publicized feud with fellow New York
rapper Jay-Z. As such, the record features one of the feud's most intense apexes in the form of its second track "Ether", a ruthless Ron
Browz-produced diss track. A response to Jay-Z's own diss "Takeover", "Ether" savaged the Brooklyn-native, accusing him of brown-nosing to get
ahead, of plagiarizing earlier rappers such as Notorious B.I.G. and KRS-One, and dismissing his street cred. To this day "Ether" is considered one
of the best and most potent diss tracks ever recorded, a major turning point in the Nas/Jay-Z feud, a standout among the already critically
acclaimed Stillmatic, and is even credited with boosting Jay-Z's career by proxy.
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Link Purple Vinyl Edition Gatefold Sleeve
Raekwon
Only Built 4 Cuban Link Purple Vinyl Edition Gatefold Sleeve
2LP | 1995 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
29,99 €*
Release:1995 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
On purple wax and finally in a gatefold sleeve.

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!
UGK - Dirty Money Colored Vinyl Edition
UGK
Dirty Money Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Get On Down)
33,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
On wax for the first time! Pressed on money-colored vinyl!
After the release of UGK's third studio album, the wildly influential, and critically acclaimed Southern hip-hop classic Ridin' Dirty, the duo of rapper Bun B and rapper/producer Pimp C took a five-year hiatus from releasing albums. This is not to say that the pair didn't keep busy during their time away from putting out records; if anything some of their highest profile appearances occurred during this period. Through guest slots on now iconic tracks like Three Six Mafia's “Sippin' On Some Syrup”, and Jay-Z's Billboard smash “Big Pimpin'” UGK managed to greatly increase their profile, and build even greater anticipation for a fourth studio album. This album, titled Dirty Money, would arrive in November of 2001, after having been shelved by their label Jive Records since 1998. Across 14 tracks of syrup-soaked, drawling Southern hip-hop tracks, UGK stretched their creative chops and showed that in the five years since Ridin' Dirty they hadn't lost their step in the slightest. Bun B's and Pimp C's rhymes were free-wheeling, clever, and irreverent as they had ever been, while the production was classic Texas rap, courtesy of Pimp C and Southern hip-hop legend N.O. Joe, who shared production duties. Guest contributions from Juicy J & DJ Paul of Three Six Mafia, Big Gipp of Goodie Mob, Too $hort, Devin The Dude, and more helped bolster the duo's codeine-drenched witticisms, over samples from the likes of BB King, Barry White, and The Staple Singers among others. Riding on UGK's newfound mainstream fortunes, Dirty Money managed a remarkable #19 debut on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as reaching #2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. In spite of this, Jive failed to capitalize on the attention the duo was receiving; with a lack of promotion and marketing behind it the record left just as quickly as it had arrived. We at Get On Down haven't forgotten this album's greatness though; we now present to you this color vinyl reissue of Dirty Money, an under-appreciated and oft-forgotten relic of Southern hip-hop, one that has never before been committed to wax.
Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Jungle Lion / Freak Out Skank
Lee Perry & The Upsetters
Jungle Lion / Freak Out Skank
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
7 inch singles were instrumental to the development of the Jamaican music
industry, more affordable than full lengths for the consumer, they also allowed
the labels to turnaround what was being recorded into music played from their
booming sound systems as quickly as possible. In that spirit, Get On Down will
be reissuing some of the most crucial reggae and ska sides on 45.
This time out we revisit a single Lee Perry first issued right after his fabled
Black Ark Studio was first up and running. On the A-Side you know you’ve got
something special when a cut kicks off with Lee Perry growling like a lion,
“borrowing” heavily from Al Green’s “Love And Happiness” for “Jungle Lion.”
On the B-Side Perry lets The Upsetters do the roaring with the cut being
remixed into “Freak Out Skank.” First issued in 1973 on Perry’s own Justice
League imprint with a UK issue following almost immediately, miss this and
you’ll miss one of the most crucial developments in the sonic evolution of
Scratch’s 1970s output.
Dead Prez - Let's Get Free
Dead Prez
Let's Get Free
2LP | 2000 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
34,99 €*
Release:2000 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 03.04.2020
Dead Prez may have been slightly ahead of their time during their golden years, but that is definitely meant as a compliment. Sermonizing Black Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and the benefits of a healthy and just lifestyle during the height of the Bad Boy / Roc-A-Fella era of nihilistic excess in the late ‘90s, they also signed to a major label (Loud /
Columbia) despite leaning much more towards the burgeoning indie aesthetics of the day. But this was a good thing – using major label muscle to wake up righteous hip-hop fans who might have fallen asleep at the wheel.

The group itself – consisting of MCs stic.man and M-1, who produced or co-produced most of the duo’s music – was formed in Tallahassee, Florida in the
early 1990s (M-1 originally hailed from Brooklyn). By later that decade, the duo had started making significant waves, having their music heard on the soundtracks to “Soul In The Hole” and “Slam,” as well as appearing on albums by Big Pun and The Beatnuts.

By 1998, they released their first official single, the serious, stark “Police State,” on Loud, appropriately brought to the label by Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian.

After building a solid rep over the next two years with fiery live performances, in 2000 they unleashed their debut album, Let’s Get Free. The album was a welcome return to provocative and often radically political rhetoric that hearkened back to hip-hop forebears including The Coup, Public Enemy and KRS-One (as well as poetic descendants like the Last Poets and Watts Prophets).

Let’s Get Free was critically acclaimed and benefited from multiple singles, including the infectious, thick analog drive of “Hip-Hop” (which became the de facto theme song for “Chappelle’s Show”); “It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop,” with a remix co-produced by a young Kanye West; “Mind Sex” (with Abiodun Oyewole of the
Last Poets); and the poignant “I’m An African.”

But the singles weren’t the only worthy songs, as just about every cut here has deeper meaning than most full albums by their early 2000s peers. Highlights:
the thought-provoking, anti-drug album opener “Wolves”; “We Want Freedom” (co-produced by frequent collaborator Hedrush); “They Schools” and “Propaganda”
(co-produced by Lord Jamar, one of five songs he assisted on).

All in all, this is one of the more underrated and possibly Top 5 fully-realized political hip-hop albums of all time. If you don’t agree with the previous sentence, give Let’s Get Free another listen… you might be surprised at how well it has held up over the years."
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!
Raphael Saadiq - Instant Vintage
Raphael Saadiq
Instant Vintage
2LP | 2002 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
33,99 €*
Release:2002 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Raphael Saadiq did not rest on his laurels after bringing his famed R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! to a close in 1997. In the coming years he was a highly sought after producer and session musician, leaving his mark on tracks by D'Angelo, The Roots, and Erykah Badu, and briefly formed the supergroup Lucy Pearl with Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, and Dawn Robinson of En Vogue. After nearly a decade of working in the realm of New Jack Swing, Saadiq's interests gradually gravitated towards the burgeoning musical subgenre of neo-soul. 2002 marked Saadiq's debut as a solo act with the release of Instant Vintage, a record so titled to joke on the fleeting nature of pop culture. It proved to be an album many years ahead of the curve, with its singular focus on organic, instrumentation-driven soul. (With guest appearances from D'Angelo, T-Boz of TLC, Angie Stone, Calvin Richardson, Hi-Tek, and the South Central Chamber Orchestra, among others.) A record that foresaw the arrival of the neo-soul revival, and the mainstream success of nostalgia-mining artists like Amy Winehouse, John Legend, Mark Ronson, and many more. Instant Vintage underperformed commercially upon its release, having the misfortune of being released at a time when pop audiences were more inured with the electro-infused sounds of The Neptunes and Timbaland. In spite of this the record was an absolute marvel to critics, who praised Raphael Saadiq's shimmering sounds, and effortlessly warm reproduction of the classic 70s soul of acts like Curtis Mayfield, merged with a then modern neo-soul sensibility. Heavy praise from the likes of Chicago Sun-Times, The Village Voice, USA Today, and many more. Instant Vintage would also go on to earn a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album in 2003, and would be ranked as one of the Best R&B Albums of the 00s by Rhapsody. In the nearly two decades since the album's release in 2002, Instant Vintage has never been reissued on vinyl. Get On Down aims to change all that in 2020 with this sterling LP reissue, featuring remastered audio and an intricately re-created sleeve of the original, enigmatic cover art.
Dr. John - Babylon
Dr. John
Babylon
LP | 1969 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
30,99 €*
Release:1969 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
After years of Wrecking Crew-grade session musicianship around Los Angeles, Malcolm John Rebbenack carved his own niche
by the late 1960s with a distinct blend of psychedelic rock, boogie-woogie, and rhythm & blues. Taking the stage name Dr. John,
The Night Tripper (later shortened to Dr. John), he developed a cult following with his music, heavily influenced by his home of
New Orleans, and fascination with the voodoo religion, which was reflected in his elaborate stage shows. In 1968 he released his
debut record Gris-Gris, which was not a commercial hit, but fascinated critics, and set him on an artistic path that would
eventually lead to major mainstream success in the 1970s, and cement his reputation as a prominent curator and performer
of the New Orleans sound.
After Gris-Gris’ release, Dr. John found himself in a strange and awkward position. The US was deep into the Vietnam War,
and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy were fresh in the public memory. On top of that, Dr. John
was being pursued by various Los Angeles authorities for a handful of criminal offenses. It was, in his own words: "a heavy
time for me."
Much like Sly & The Family Stone's There's A Riot Goin' On, Dr. John's sophomore album Babylon would be a reflection of the
chaotic and tumultuous time that he was living in. He and the band dove deeper into the voodoo-inflected psychedelic rock and
R&B of Gris-Gris, while touching upon elements of free jazz and Captain Beefheart-style avant garde. As with his debut record,
production was handled by the legendary Harold Battiste, and much of the same session personnel who performed on it returned
for Babylon, including Plas Johnson on saxophone, Alvin Robinson on guitar, and backing vocals from Jessie Hill, Shirley
Goodman, and Tami Lynn.
Babylon stands out as one of Dr. John's most overtly political albums, and is a singularly murky and darkly entrancing record in
his discography. A psychedelic swamp of apocalyptic lyrical content, drunk, disorienting experimentation, and a fascinating entry
into Dr. John's catalogue well-worthy of his expansive legacy. Get On Down is all too eager to reissue this uniquely trippy record,
housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket, and featuring fully remastered audio.
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill Colored Vinyl Edition
Cypress Hill
Cypress Hill Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 1991 | EU | Reissue (Get On Down)
21,59 €* 23,99 € -10%
Release:1991 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Cypress Hill’s self-titled debut album was hard as nails, with very few pop concessions. There was humor, but it was laced by cackling, homicidal sneering. Not well known outside of the hardcore hip-hop scene at first, faces of the three group members weren’t usually shown clearly in press photos; they preferred the shadows. As their first singles began hitting the airwaves and record racks, the press and music fans started to take notice. From the opening notes of the group’s first single, “The Phuncky Feel One,” to deeper album cuts like “Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk” and “Tres Equis,” it was clear that Cypress Hill was something different. And very, very dope.
The world Cypress Hill espoused was gang-ridden and far from cheery, but they managed to laugh through the pain. Lead rapper B-Real took each fuzzed-out, rock-hard DJ Muggs beat as a challenge, jumping around it like a spark off a joint as it makes its way to the concrete. MC Sen Dog always had B-Real’s back, to bringintensity and a no-bullshit gruffness that made the group both menacing and unpredictable. When they introduced percussionist Eric Bobo to the mix in the early 90s, it brought new dimension to the band, making their live performances one of the most unique and accomplished shows in hip-hop. Journalist and author Chris Faraone highlights the group’s relationship in the reissue’s liner notes (which is included only in limited edition Skull) saying, “[By the late ‘80s] the undisputed
Cypress unit finally formed. B and Sen realized that their diametric styles - the latter’s deep wrangle, the former’s inimitable high notes -
complemented one another righteously. By then Muggs had bangers in the bag, as well as industry experience from a jaunt with the New York duo 7A3. B and Sen waited while Muggs messed with 7A3, and in that time began to build the blueprint for their raucous and weeded no-holds-barred style. Besides getting schooled on industry pitfalls, Muggs had also grown into hip-hop’s most formidable young producer, while straddling the bi-coastal gap.” Cypress Hill’s debut went gold by the end of 1991 and has since pushed past double platinum status, making it the first album for a Latino-American hip hop group to do so. The album received raves from the likes of Rolling Stone and the Los Angeles Times, saw a #1 Hot Rap Single with the release of “The Phuncky One” and helped the band win Artist Of The Year at the 1992 Source Awards. After 25 years, it should come as no surprise that Cypress Hill is a cornerstone of the group’s live set to this day.
Run-DMC - Tougher Than Leather Translucent Blue Vinyl Edition
Run-DMC
Tougher Than Leather Translucent Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 1988 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
21,59 €* 26,99 € -20%
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 fans who 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 cuts like “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!
Nas - Illmatic
Nas
Illmatic
LP | 1994 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
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.
El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber
El Michels Affair
Return To The 37th Chamber
Tape | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
15,29 €* 17,99 € -15%
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 Enter
the 37th Chamber. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear that
EMA'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 that
makes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6
generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the Return to The 37th Chamber it’s own hazy sound. Adding to the unique
fidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, “John Carpenter” synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditional
Chinese 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 line
between 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 Dirty
Bastard’s Snakes, Raekwon’s Verbal Intercourse, and Shaolin Brew, Wu-Tang’s contribution to the St. Ide’s Hip Hop endorsement
campaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties on
Snakes and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of Tearz, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sample
as 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 prowess
to 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 record
and 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 as
much a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, “sounding out the
city” that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly unique
in it’s own right.
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.
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Main Ingredient
Pete Rock & CL Smooth
The Main Ingredient
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Get On Down)
24,29 €* 26,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
“We are the planters of the weeds or roses in our garden. Take the plunge within yourself to find The Main Ingredient.”
So reads CL Smooth’s album dedication in the liners to Pete Rock & CL’s underrated, soulful and deeply grooving sophomore
album. For fans, it was bittersweet, as it would be their last as a duo.
By 1994, Pete and CL were darlings of both fans and critics, still on a high after 1992’s Mecca & The Soul Brother and the album’s
emotional smash single “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.).” Two years later, they had grown even more as men and artists.
Gone was some of the righteous striving of their earlier work, replaced by mature – yet still righteous – wisdom. And a lot more
love as well, bringing a larger female constituency into their fanbase. They were adults now, reveling in the plateau they had
reached.
The duo’s ‘90s swan song is a powerful double album that still resonates with Golden Era hip-hop fans: 16 cuts deep and full of
intelligence, fire and warmth. Beats-per-minute-wise, the album mostly clocks at a comfortable strutting pace, bolstered by Pete
Rock’s pioneering use of filtered basslines and a recently-hatched obsession with Rhodes piano. The new tracks filled speakers
and headphones with soul, as CL continued to assert his lyrical prowess all throughout.
The lead single, “I Got A Love,” is a perfect example of the group’s ‘94 steez: a super-catchy and respectful, but far-from-soft
love track, suitable for any rap fan’s romantic needs. “Take You There” and “Carmel City” cover similar ground. Considering CL
Smooth’s top-level brag rapper status, cuts like “I Get Physical,” “Get On The Mic” and “Check It Out” effectively reminded competitors
not to test him. Pete also gets in the game on the mic several times on the album, acquitting himself nicely (and solo)
on the cloudy day soul of “Escape,” alongside other cuts.
Add more pensive lyrical forays like “All The Places,” “Searching,” and – perhaps the album’s sleeper cut – “It’s On You” and you
have one of the more complete rap full-lengths of the mid-1990s. This isn’t surprising, considering the wonder twins-esque
skills of Pete and CL. But it does make fans wonder what would have happened if they had stayed together longer.
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 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.
Miles Davis - Miles In Tokyo: Live In Concert Red Vinyl Edition
Miles Davis
Miles In Tokyo: Live In Concert Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Get On Down)
29,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Miles Davis was on the verge of forming one of his most acclaimed ensembles in 1964. It was this year that he travelled to perform in Japan for the first time, bringing with him 3/4ths of the musicians that would form his famed "second great quartet"; Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on double bass, and Tony Williams on drums. In addition the jazz
legend brought along saxophonist Sam Rivers to replace the recently exited George Coleman, who was primarily a free jazz musician, but had a long and extensive background in bebop.
Davis and Rivers never developed any major chemistry between each other during the trip, and frequently found their distinct styles (Davis' cool and subdued traditional bop style contrasting with Rivers' wild but controlled avant-garde wandering) frequently clashing (or perhaps duelling) in their performances. But for all Davis and Rivers might not have meshed together, the crowd at Tokyo's Kohseinenkin Hall enjoyed it immensely. Davis himself reserved a special kind of respect and admiration for his Japanese audience as well, temporarily dropping his habit of exiting the stage during his fellow musicians' solos. Rivers would ultimately be dismissed from the group at the end of their trip, leading to the arrival of Wayne Shorter, and the inception of the “second great quartet.”
The partnership of Miles Davis and Sam Rivers may have been short-lived, but it did produce the live album Miles In Tokyo nearly five years later. The record is a rare jewel in Miles Davis' discography, featuring high-energy live versions of songs by Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, and Richard Carpenter, as well as a restlessly fast-paced take on the Davis staple "So What". This collection has previously only been available in Japan, but is now presented on vinyl for the first time in America by Get On Down, Miles In Tokyo is a must-have for completionists of free jazz, bop, and avant-garde alike.
Run DMC - Run Dmc Clear Vinyl Edition
Run DMC
Run Dmc Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Get On Down)
27,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
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 group changed 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 Run was, 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-Groove 1)” 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 Yorkers and music aficionados around the world by storm. The song’s lyrics are a mandatory memorization assignment to this day by MCs learning their 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’s use 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 was powerful 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 first worldwide smash, 1985’s “King Of Rock.” Jam Master Jay’s DJ work was stellar, knowing exactly when to jump in and put listeners’ ears in a 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 would take 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 sounds
fresh today as it did more than 30 years ago.
Run-DMC - King Of Rock Translucent Red Vinyl Edition
Run-DMC
King Of Rock Translucent Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 1984 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
18,89 €* 26,99 € -30%
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.
Jamaicans, The - Ba Ba Boom / Twilight Zone
Jamaicans, The
Ba Ba Boom / Twilight Zone
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
7 inch singles were instrumental to the development of the Jamaican music
industry, more affordable than full lengths for the consumer, they also
allowed the labels to turnaround what was being recorded into music played
from their booming sound systems as quickly as possible. In that spirit, Get
On Down will be reissuing some of the most crucial Jamaican sides on 45,
this time out with The Jamaicans most well-known cut “Ba Ba Boom.”
The Jamaicans first formed in 1967 as the Cool Shakes. By the time the year
was over, they’d updated their line up from a trio to a quartet, changed their
name to the Jamaicans and took “Ba Ba Boom” to first place in that year’s
Island Festival Song Contest. Soon after, the cut (backed by Tommy
McCook & The Supsersonics) was issued on the Treasure Isle imprint to
instant classic status. On the flip, it’s Twilight Zone, a reverb drenched
proto-dub instrumental version of the song.
Too $hort - Shorty The Pimp
Too $hort
Shorty The Pimp
LP | 1992 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
25,99 €*
Release:1992 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Too $hort’s legendary 1992 effort “Shorty The Pimp” is back in effect on vinyl thanks to the hip hop preservationist at Get On Down. Though many don’t consider this to be one of Too $hort’s strongest releases, the project did move well over 80,000 in its first week of release landing at Number 6 on the Billboard Top 200. Taking the title from the incredibly rare 1973 Blaxploitation film, Too $hort does what he does best on Shorty The Pimp: funk beats, boastful braggadocio, a few conscious rhymes and layers of straight up pimp talk. The lyrical content can certainly be considered comical and entertaining. “Shorty The Pimp” is also a stand out project for producer Ant Banks who did many of the beats for the project, his first works with Too $hort with many more to follow over the next decade. Oddly enough, one of the best comments on “Shorty The Pimp” comes from a random guy on the internet who commented on his experience listening to the release, “I ran my car into a tree after listening to ‘It Don’t Stop’ Definitely made for cars with the booming systems!”
Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face
Loose Joints
Is It All Over My Face
7" | 1980 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:1980 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
ARTHUR RUSSELL’S SEMINAL DISCO CUT "IS IT ALL OVER MY FACE"
AVAILABLE COMMERCIALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME ON 45.

When the mainstream turned its back on disco in the early 80s, it allowed dance music to once again choose its own path. As an artist, Arthur Russell routinely chose the paths less travelled. The original male vocal mix true to Russell’s vision, is an organic piece that recreated the atmosphere of David Mancuso’s Loft. The story goes that the recording sessions occurred during a full moon and included individuals that would often party at the Loft. An exercise in creating a vibe, the male version of the song reflects the complexity of Russell’s arrangements and a maximalist wall of sound that would become a signature component in his dance productions.
Although the record received some critical acclaim, it wasn’t initially a commercial success. That came in a little later when famed a DJ remixed the song without permission from the label. According to some, Larry Levan snuck in to the West End offices to “borrow” the multi-tracks to make an edit for himself to play at the Paradise Garage (also owned by West End’s Mel Cheren). After getting positive feedback at the club, Larry decided to properly remix it with the aid of Francois K (who opted not to be credited because of his contract with Prelude).
Larry Levan’s remix now known as the “Female Vocal Mix”, although more structured is still pretty out there. Melvina Woods, a dancer from the Loft, slurs and misses notes as if her own loose joints were dusted, but the animalistic groove is so undeniably in-the-pocket that this actually got local radio play back in the day and remains in constant cult club rotation today. Of the two versions, Larry’s mix is the one that went on to influence early Chicago House DJs who over the years have sampled those exact same drums countless times. Now that is some real freaky stuff.
Spice 1 - Spice 1
Spice 1
Spice 1
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
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.
Prodigy - H.N.I.C.
Prodigy
H.N.I.C.
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
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 also
produced – 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 backdrop
laced 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 MCs
have 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 the
more coveted rap full-lengths of the era. The album boasted other
charting 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 sinister
yet pensive. “Wanna Be Thugs” and “Delt With The Bullshit” are strong
and evocative Mobb Deep cuts, featuring production and vocals by Havoc.
And alongside other standouts, perhaps the deepest cut of all – especially
in light of Prodigy’s way-too-soon passing due to complications from
Sickle Cell Anemia – is “You Can Never Feel My Pain,” which details the
health issues and challenges this talented MC and producer had been
facing his whole life.
H.N.I.C. was Prodigy’s first solo album, but it is perhaps his best. Among
fans he will never be forgotten, for his skills, his storytelling and his
no-B.S. approach to the art of MCing.
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 more
egalitarian as they built their sound and legend.
From The Roots, originally released on Trojan Records in 1970 (alongside another full-length that same
year, Monkey Man), was a transitional record for the group. Leaving behind their early ska days – much like
The Wailers and other peers – they had yet to settle into the slower tempos that blew in like ganja smoke by
the 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 mostly
towards love and the pursuit thereof. The group, throughout its career, was also deeply spiritual and much
of this was expressed through song – a great case in point here is “Thy Kingdom Come,” essentially a
church hymn set to reggae music.
And the album concludes with an interesting cover of the Lennon/McCartney hippie chestnut, “Give Peace
A 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 in
recognizing their legendary status by digging into this filling meal of classic Jamaican fare.
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.
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.
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.
Busta Rhymes - When Disaster Strikes
Busta Rhymes
When Disaster Strikes
2LP | 1997 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:1997 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
By the time Busta Rhymes hit with his second solo album, “When Disaster Strikes”, he was already cemented as one of the most powerful voices in the rap game. With a lead single that countered that statement “Put Your Hands Where MY Eyes Can See” he proved he is more than just a one act man. The single was an immediate smash and was followed by an equally amazing album. The albums second single “Dangerous” continued to push Busta creatively and was accompanied with a stellar video gained him major air play on BET and MTV. Critics and fans alike applauded this release for its depth and well-crafted songs which made it platinum at the time of its release. Songs like “Turn UP” the Flipmode assisted "We Could Take it Outside" and “Rhymes Galore” showcase Busta at his best; rapid fire delivery over hard pounding beats. Other stand out cuts include "So Hardcore" and “One” which is a great collaboration with Erykah Badu. On the production side Busta brings along his trusted team; Rashad Smith, J Dilla, Rockwilder and DJ Scratch to serve him just what he needed for “When Disaster Strikes” to be full on dope!
Miles Davis - Miles In Tokyo: Miles Davis Live In Concert Black Friday Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Miles Davis
Miles In Tokyo: Miles Davis Live In Concert Black Friday Record Store Day 2019 Edition
LP | 1969 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
32,99 €*
Release:1969 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Miles Davis was on the verge of forming one of his most acclaimed ensembles in 1964. It was this year that he travelled to perform in Japan for the first time, bringing with him 3/4ths of the musicians that would form his famed "second great quartet"; Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on double bass, and Tony Williams on drums. In addition the jazz legend brought along saxophonist Sam Rivers to replace the recently exited George Coleman, who was primarily a free jazz musician, but had a long and extensive background in bebop. Davis and Rivers never developed any major chemistry between each other during the trip, and frequently found their distinct styles (Davis' cool and subdued traditional bop style contrasting with Rivers' wild but controlled avant-garde wandering) frequently clashing (or perhaps duelling) in their performances. But for all Davis and Rivers might not have meshed together, the crowd at Tokyo's Kohseinenkin Hall enjoyed it immensely. Davis himself reserved a special kind of respect and admiration for his Japanese audience as well, temporarily dropping his habit of exiting the stage during his fellow musicians' solos. Rivers would ultimately be dismissed from the group at the end of their trip, leading to the arrival of Wayne Shorter, and the inception of the “second great quartet.” The partnership of Miles Davis and Sam Rivers may have been short-lived, but it did produce the live album Miles In Tokyo nearly five years later. The record is a rare jewel in Miles Davis' discography, featuring high-energy live versions of songs by Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, and Richard Carpenter, as well as a restlessly fast-paced take on the Davis staple "So What". This collection has previously only been available in Japan, but is now presented on vinyl for the first time in America by Get On Down, just in time for Black Friday Record Store Day. Miles In Tokyo is a must-have for completionists of free jazz, bop, and avant-garde alike.
Herbie Hancock - Directstep Black Friday Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Herbie Hancock
Directstep Black Friday Record Store Day 2019 Edition
LP | 1979 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
32,99 €*
Release:1979 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Throughout the mid-to-late 1970s, legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock engaged in a prolonged period of experimentation across sounds and recording formats, over the course of several CBS/Sony albums, made only available in Japan. 1979's Directstep was one such album, one that made use of a new form of recording technology called "Direct-To-Disc." This method recorded masters in real time to acetate discs, rendering incredibly high fidelity LP pressings, but sacrificing the ability to edit or overdub. A distinct challenge, but one that Hancock accepted, entering Tokyo's CBS/Sony Studios in mid-October of 1978 with a stacked backing band including session veterans Bennie Maupin on saxophone, Ray Obiedo on guitar, Webster Lewis on keys and synths, Paul Jackson on bass, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion. This group of seasoned pros were intent on having a record in one take. Directstep marked a lot of firsts for Hancock, chief among them was that it was one of his earliest recordings to feature a second synthesizer player (Webster Lewis), which was necessary to produce the electronic textures he'd been previously experimenting with on albums like 1974's Dedication. It was also the first one in Hancock's catalogue to make extensive use of the Sennheiser Vocoder, which would become a key part of his arsenal during his electro-funk period during the 1980s. The album also stands out as one of the earliest analog recordings to be converted into digital format and released on compact disc. Beyond all the technological achievements on Directstep though, is simply an incredibly solid collection of Herbie Hancock material, mid-transition between his success with jazz-funk fusion into his electronic-focused period. It features stirring remakes of Hancock staples "Butterfly" and "I Thought It Was You", as well as brand new track "Shiftless Shuffle", incorporating brand new electronic instrument technology such as the electronic wind instrument the Lyricon, the freshly released Propet-5 synthesizer, and of course the aforementioned Sennheiser Vocoder. Get On Down is proud to present this reissue of Directstep, a gem of jazz-fusion, available on vinyl for Black Friday Record Store Day for the first time in 30 years!
Clipse - Cot Damn / Ma, I Don't Love Her
Clipse
Cot Damn / Ma, I Don't Love Her
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"These “Big Hole” 7 Inches From Lord Willin’ Are Presented On White Vinyl In Mini Star Trak Die-Cut Jackets – Replicas Of The Label’s Original 12” Sleeves. The first hip-hop group signed to The Neptunes' newly formed Star Trak label in the early 2000s was a Virginia based duo known as The Clipse. The group’s first single “Grindin’,” impacted young people with its bare-boned but infectious drum beat in the same way that Run-DMC’s “Sucker MCs” did almost two decades earlier. MCs Pusha T and Malice, combined with The Neptunes’ groundbreaking production, sent a clear message to the rap world – “we are not the same.” Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were able to combine their electro-punk production with just the right group to create a street masterpiece. Following in the footsteps of such rap criminologists as Kool G Rap, Nas, Jay-Z and Mobb Deep, the Clipse offer a hustler's viewpoint, with clever, hard-hitting lyrics that are consistent throughout the album. Select singles from Lord Willin’ will now be available from Get On Down on white vinyl in 7” size diecut jackets that reproduce the look of the original 12” releases on the Neptune’s Star Trak imprint."
David Axelrod - Seriously Deep
David Axelrod
Seriously Deep
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Get On Down)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The rediscovery of the music of David Axelrod in the 1990s was a revelation to the scores of hip-hop and breakbeat DJs that sampled him, but his composition genius was on display as early as the 1960s. After producing and arranging major critical and commercial hits for Lou Rawls, The Electric Prunes, David McCallum, and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, he was encouraged by Capitol Records to record and produce solo material. Coming right on the heels of The Beatles' revolutionary 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, Axelrod would produce a slew of instrumental baroque pop records, which were intricately orchestrated, fused elements of jazz, psychedelic rock, chamber music, and neo-classical, and tackled issues of mental enlightenment, environmental impact, and would be hailed by critics as highly ambitious pieces of conceptual art. The albums Song Of Innocence (1968), Songs Of Experience (1969), and Earth Rot (1970) are most often hailed as David Axelrod's finest moments, but little is mentioned of the producer's 1970s material. Among these records is Seriously Deep, his lone album recorded for Polydor, and an unheralded gem of jazz-rock fusion. On Seriously Deep, Axelrod dispenses with the heavily orchestrated measures of previous works to conduct a powerhouse crew of session musicians, including Leon Ndugu Chancler of Santana on drums, Mailto Correa on percussion, Jim Hughart on bass, Joe Sample on electric keys, and many others, with production from frequent Axelrod collaborators Cannonball Adderley and Jimmy Bowen. Seriously Deep is an obscure release, but also one of David Axlerod's tightest, and most exploratory ones. Across six tracks, Axelrod and his collective of players dip in and out of bounding jazz-funk, Afro-Latin grooves, cinematic flourishes, psychedelic synth washes, and blaring big band horns. It's a singularly insular curiosity of musical impressionism that's equal parts brooding and joyous, a definitive part of Axelrod's discography, and a well of sample material for tracks by Mobb Deep, Large Professor, The Black Eyed Peas, and Beanie Siegel, among others.
Groove Theory - Groove Theory
Groove Theory
Groove Theory
2LP | 1995 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
33,99 €*
Release:1995 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The neo-soul movement of the late 1990s, which fused classic soul sounds with contemporary elements, heralded the arrival of some of the greatest R&B recordings of the decade. Albums like Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo's Brown Sugar, and Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite were all born of this trend, while artists such as Mos Def, The Roots, and Common whole-heartedly embraced the sound, creating some of their most timeless material in the process. These are some of neo-soul's great successes, but a slew of underground acts were what set the initial blueprint for their more pop-friendly acquaintances to follow. Acts such as R&B duo Groove Theory. The New York pair, consisting of singer/songwriter Amel Larrieux, and producer Bryce Wilson, (A veteran of the legendary 80s electronic group Mantronix) helped set the tone for neo-soul via their lone studio release, the self-titled Groove Theory. The nearly hour-long record features 14 tracks of Wilson's smooth soul arrangements and atmospherics merged with golden era boom-bap beats, and Larrieux's siren-quality vocals, inspired equally by a combination of Native Tongues, peak Marvin Gaye, Joan Armatrading, Soul II Soul, as well as elements of breakbeat, jazz fusion, and even trip hop. It's a definitive, but often overlooked classic of the 1990s, which helped expand contemporary R&B's sound, render Billboard hits out the tracks "Tell Me", "Keep Tryin'", and "Baby Luv", and even found the time for a Todd Rundgren cover. On the cusp of Groove Theory's 25th anniversary, Get On Down is proud to bring you this vinyl reissue of an underrated 90s gem. The original record has never been re-released on wax since its 1995 debut, but is now presented here with fully remastered audio, and bundled in a full-color insert sleeve with complete lyrics and liner notes.
Herbie Hancock - Flood
Herbie Hancock
Flood
2LP | 1975 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
35,99 €*
Release:1975 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Reissued for last years fall Record Store Day, now this is the next press up without the RSD sticker. Otherwise the same.
Dillinger - CB 200 Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Dillinger
CB 200 Record Store Day 2019 Edition
LP | 1976 | US | Original (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
By the 1970s Reggae had spread from Jamaica
and become an international phenomena. Enter
Dillinger, who rose up with the El Paso Sound
System as part of the second generation
of Jamaican toasters. His name came from
American gangster John Dillinger at the
suggestion of none other than Lee Perry (who
produced his first album). A deal with Island
Records followed, with sessions happening at
Channel One Studios with Joseph ""Jo Jo"" Hoo
Kim producing. Recording at Channel One in
mid-70s meant Dillinger and Jo Jo were tapping
into an immense talent pool in the form of The
Revolutionaries, the studio’s in-house band. CB
200 features contributions from Earl “Chinna”
Smith, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Ansel
Collins, Sly Dunbar, and Tommy McCook
among others. The release also brought forth
the career defining cut “Cokane In My Brain”, a
hit record on an international basis.
Despite the success of CB 200 and “Cokane In
My Brain” the release has remained out of
print in all formats since the mid-1980s.
Get On Down is about to change that, with
their Record Store Day 2019 reissue of this too
often overlooked Reggae masterpiece.
Deee-Lite - Dewdrops In The Garden
Deee-Lite
Dewdrops In The Garden
2LP | 1994 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
25,99 €*
Release:1994 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
When one makes mention of Deee-Lite, the 90's house-funk trio of Lady Miss Kier, and DJs Dmitry and Towa Tei, invariably their Billboard smash single “Groove Is In The Heart” (Off their 1990 studio debut World Clique) will come up, and for good reason. With its Herbie Hancock-sampling bassline, some classic rhymes from Q-Tip, and guest vocals by Parliament-Funkadelic legend Bootsy Collins, the song became an indelible classic of 90s music, a massive commercial hit for Deee-lite, (Reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100) and is widely considered one of the greatest dance songs of all time. Although a massive success for the group, “Groove Is In The Heart” led to some pigeonholing from critics and reviewers, who had specific expectations for future records. Rather than deliver more of the same free-wheeling, breezy dance music of World Clique, Deee-lite took a more politically-minded approach with their second album, spurred largely by front-woman Lady Miss Kier, who had a lengthy history of political activism prior to forming the group. 1992's Infinity Within rendered several Dance-chart hit singles, but was not as commercially or critically lauded as its forebear. Deee-lite were undaunted by their change in commercial fortune, regrouping with the addition of junglist DJ Ani, replacing the absent Towa Tei to record their third record. 1994's Dewdrops In The Garden was the result of their efforts, which struck a remarkable balance between the celebratory grooves of World Clique, and the social justice-driven Infinity Within. Lady Miss Kier had done a lot of world-traveling in the time between albums, and the material in Dewdrops was a reflection of her experiences, applying a spirit of global togetherness to their house-funk grooves. Regrettably, Dewdrops In The Garden was not a commercial success, yet it still managed to render its share of #1 Dance Chart singles; the atmospheric techno bounciness of “Bring Me Your Love”, and the spacious funk-house track “Call Me.” Though Deee-lite would disband soon after Dewdrops In The Garden's release, the record remains an unheralded favorite among dance music devotees for its coupling infectiously bright, and soulful melodies, with banging dance-floor grooves, and unshakably optimistic vibes.
Lebron Brothers - Psychedelic Goes Latin
Lebron Brothers
Psychedelic Goes Latin
LP | 1967 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:1967 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Schwarzer Freitag Record Store Day 2018! Only 1 per customer!
Recorded and released in 1967 at the
height of the Psychedelic movement
on the Cotique imprint, The Lebron
Brothers deliver an incredible release
more than worthy of revisiting.
Producer and Cotique label chief
George Goldner recalls "All the tricks
of way out sounds are put into these
numbers. You will hear the weirdest
sounds ever cut in Latin dance music.
No one has ever dared to produce this
sound in Latin Music in the past, but I
felt the time had come to do it as all
past records had the same sounds. Of
course, arrangements had a lot to
do with my decision to go on this
electronic trip." And that trip is back in
effect with Get On Down’s special
Schwarzer Freitag Record Store Day 2018 reissue from an oft
overlooked portion of the Lebron
Brothers’ storied history.
Another friday dedicated to the black gold!
King Tubby & The Aggrovators - A Noisy Place / A Rougher Version
King Tubby & The Aggrovators
A Noisy Place / A Rougher Version
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
7 inch singles were instrumental to the development of the Jamaican music
industry, more affordable than full lengths for the consumer, they also
allowed the labels to turnaround what was being recorded into music played
from their booming sound systems as quickly as possible. In that spirit,
Get On Down will be reissuing some of the most crucial reggae and ska
sides on 45.
This time out Get On Down has collected two Bunny Lee produced
masterpieces into a never before issued 45. On the A Side, King Tubby
works his magic on The Aggrovators “A Noisy Place”, the instrumental
version of John Holt & Horrace Andy’s classic cut “A Quiet Place.” Rather
than drop “A Quite Place” into the mix, a second and more rare Tubby dub
of the cut known as “A Ruffer Version” rounds out the single. The argument
can be made that no one was more instrumental in the development of dub
reggae than King Tubby, a statement even (many days) his friend and
sometime rival Lee Perry would agree with.
Sisters Love - With Love
Sisters Love
With Love
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Motown's First Ladies of Funk finally release their vinyl
debut, some 45 years after it was originally scheduled!
As the '70s dawned and Motown relocated to the West Coast, the
era of their honey-toned '60s girl groups came to a resounding
halt. The Sisters Love were the antithesis of the traditional
Motown group and came to the label from A&M, armed with a lot
of funk, sass and attitude.
Paired with some of Motown's finest writers and producers - Hal
Davis, Gloria Jones, Pamela Sawyer, Paul Riser and Willie Hutch
- they got off to a rousing start with the gritty "Mr. Fix-It Man"
and went into high gear for the UK only release "I'm Learning To
Trust My Man".
Motown had them playing arenas with The Jackson Five (probably
not their smartest move!), issued the odd single and scheduled
more but Sisters Love's anticipated breakthrough didn't happen.
In 1980 New York DJ Danny Krivit pressed up an extended
eight-minute re-edit of "Give Me Your Love", an old B-side from a
1973 single! That song was somewhat of an underground classic
but the Krivit mix brought in a whole new legion of fans amongst
the rare groove crowd, both in the US and the UK.
Sisters Love had long been rumored to have recorded a complete
album for the Motown subsidiary MoWest. Get On Down Records
combed the vaults with Motown's help and the result is the
original 10 cut album, plus a bonus cut, "Give Me Your Love."
Although Gwen Berry passed away some years ago, the other
three members of the group - Jeanie Long, Lillie Fort and
Vermettya Royster have all been actively involved in this release.
Symarip - Skinhead Moonstomp / Must Catch A Train
Symarip
Skinhead Moonstomp / Must Catch A Train
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
7 inch singles were instrumental to the development of the Jamaican music industry, more affordable than full lengths for the consumer, they also allowed the labels to turnaround what was being recorded into music played from their booming sound systems as quickly as possible. In that spirit, Get On Down will be reissuing some of the most crucial reggae and ska sides on 45.
This issue marks a slight departure in the series as Symarip were not a Jamaican group but had their origins in the UK. By the time Skinhead Moonstomp was released as a single in 1969, reggae had spread its influence into the UK to such an extent that it changed British music for good. Symarip were the first group to work to directly appeal to UK skinhead culture, creating the climate that allowed for the explosion of the two tone movement in the late
1970s. Yet it was only on the singles’ reissue in 1980 that the cut hit the UK charts, landing at #54. So, to paraphrase the song’s intro, get up on your feet,
put your braces together and your boots on your feet, it’s time again for some of that old moonstompin’.”
Upsetters - Return Of Django / Dollar In The Teeth
Kenix Music Featuring Bobby Youngblood - There's Never Been (No One Like You)
Kenix Music Featuring Bobby Youngblood
There's Never Been (No One Like You)
7" | 1980 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
11,69 €* 12,99 € -10%
Release:1980 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soulful Disco Jam And Paradise Garage Classic From The Producer Of Hits Like Taana Gardner’s “Heart Beat” & Gwen McRae’s “Funky Sensation”. Although coming from a family with a music background, it wasn’t until later, in 1979, that Kenton Nix started to make moves in the industry. Kenton had a test pressing of this song of his, a song he called “Work That Body.” The record didn’t have vocals yet, but he brought the record to the legendary Paradise Garage and gave it to the even more legendary Larry Levan in the DJ booth. Larry and the crowd loved the record and Kenton asked Larry if he couldn’t help him get the record to Salsoul Records. Larry said; “No, we’re not gonna go to Salsoul this is a West End’s record, we gonna give this to West End.” And since Mel Cheren, the owner and founder of West End Records, was part owner of the club – Kenton got to meet him, it hit off and the rest is history. The first of his songs on West End Records was “Work That Body”, there were now vocals added to the song from this young lady called Taana Gardner. This Disco workout was followed by other hits for Taana like “When You Touch Me”, “No Frills” and the song that would become West End’s biggest hit & most sampled to this day – “Heartbreak.” Similar to Kenton’s other productions for Taana Gardner, “There’s Never Been (No One Like You)” is a classic Disco jam which paired with Larry Levan’s mixing style, gave West End its signature sound. This record has been very influential in dance music. If you’ve ever heard Ten City’s “That’s The Way Love Is” you can probably notice the similarities in the arrangements and vocal stylings. This essential West End release is available now on 7’.
Harlem River Drive - Harlem River Drive
Harlem River Drive
Harlem River Drive
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
20,39 €* 23,99 € -15%
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
“New York’s Harlem River Drive is a dividing line, a
highway where the rich zip past the poor,” says singer
Jimmy Norman. Eddie Palmieri’s Latin-funk band of the
same name tackled these hard truths, playing prisons
and speaking to the common man. Ultimately, Norman
and Palmieri made a powerful socio-political statement
that continues to resonate to this day.
- Pablo Yglesias/Wax Poetics
When initially released in 1971, many critics panned Eddie
Palmieri’s 1971 album Harlem River Drive. Clearly, those
critics were wrong. Regardless of critical opinion, the release
was not the crossover success Palmieri and Roulette Records
had hoped for, at least in the immediate. Over the years the
release has developed a following among listeners, DJs and
aficionados of rare-grooves.
The record may have been recorded towards the end of the
Latin soul era, yet it features that genre's wonderful mix of
Puerto Rican soul, Spanish Harlem Latin, and New York funk.
Palmieri worked with an incredibly talented crew of Latin and
R&B session musicians to create this quintessential New York
vibe, a synthesis of funk and Afro-Cuban sounds. Contributors
include Victor Venegas from Mongo Santamaria’s band,
Palmieri’s brother Charlie, an accomplished musician in his
own right, Bruce Fowler who went on to join Frank Zappa’s
band, Dick Meza who went on to great things with Tito Puente,
Ray Barretto and Celia Cruz, as well as Andy Gonzalez who’s
pedigree includes recordings with Barretto, Johnny Pacheco,
Willie Colon and even Chico O’Farrill. Also appearing Randy
Brecker and one of the all-time greatest of the greats Bernard
Purdy.
An over-arching theme of Harlem River Drive is the thought
that, as Palmieri puts it “The U.S. is richest country, all this
immense wealth, side by side with the most intense poverty,
racial prejudice; how is that possible?” A question that’s
perhaps more even more relevant today than it was in 1971. A
question that can be further explored with Get On Down’s
reissue of this seminal recording.
Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Cloak And Dagger
Lee Perry & The Upsetters
Cloak And Dagger
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Lee Perry first came to prominence working with
Coxsone Dodd’s fabled Studio One. This is where
Scratch earned the nickname with the wildly
popular Jamaican hit record and dance craze
“Chicken Scratch.” After a fall out with Dodd, Perry
moved on to a stint with Joe Gibb’s Amalgamated.
Again in a dispute over compensation Perry moved
on to form his own label, Upsetter and established
his house band, the Upsetters.
By 1973 Perry had also established Black Ark, a
recording studio of his own that functioned as an
effective fertilizer throughout what was Jamaica's
most innovative period for sounds and recording
techniques. In that year, as Perry and Black Ark
entered a period of heavy dub output, Scratch
recorded Cloak And Dagger. This early dub outing
is a testament to Perry’s lo-fi mastery as
he utilized his TEAC four-track, Soundcraft board,
tape delays, phasers, reverb and any other
ambient sounds he could get this hands on as an
instrument rather than just to record instruments.
Get On Down celebrates a piece of reggae history
and one of Lee Perry’s crowning achievements with
this reissue of Cloak And Dagger, presented here
as originally issued in Jamaica in 1973.
Aly-Us - Follow Me
Aly-Us
Follow Me
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
FOLLOW ME, WHY DON’T YOU FOLLOW ME...
If Peace, Love, Unity and Freedom are some of the pillars of house
music “Follow Me” is a call to action. This vocal driven cut
instantly become an anthem and one house music’s most revered
songs. Although they did not release more than a dozen singles,
Aly-Us made their greatest impact with the 1992 single "Follow Me."
Produced by Kyle Smith and written by Smith with vocalists Eddie
"Super"" Lewis and William "Kaylin-X" Jennings, the deep and
uplifting track became an early-'90s house classic and continues
to be one of the most memorable tracks out of the vast Strictly
Rhythm Catalog.
Original mix on the A, and Dub on the B-Side. Available for the
first time as a 7”.
Alkaholiks - 21 & Over
Alkaholiks
21 & Over
LP | 1993 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
21,99 €*
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.
Les McCann - Layers
Les McCann
Layers
LP | 1974 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
21,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Starting in the late 60s, jazz music started to take an interesting, and very soulful turn. Influenced by the funk of the day – from James Brown to Sly & The Family Stone – the artform, generally not considered a funky musical genre, started to stretch out and fit into the times. It was a fertile era, and to reciprocate, funk, soul and groovy rock fans started to discover accomplished, open-minded jazz artists like Les McCann, whose tunes made sense to their ears, even if bebop hadn’t grabbed them. This incredible album – long a favorite of forward-thinking hip-hop producers and DJs – washes over listeners from the first chords of the incredible album opener, “Sometimes I Cry,” led by McCann’s array of analog synthesizers and backed by an excellent rhythm section (Donald Dean on drums; Ralph McDonald on percussion and Jimmy Rowser on bass). Truth be told, highlights are hard to pick out, but fans never go long without returning to the fuzzed-out funk of “The Harlem Buck Strut Dance,” “Let’s Play (Til Mom Calls)” and “It Never Stopped In My Hometown.” These keyboard-drenched grooves sat alongside record stacks brimming with Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic, Marvin Gaye’s 70s soul and, of course, Miles Davis’ space funk experiments of the era (like Bitches Brew). Whether you’re new to Layers or just updating a well-loved and heavily worn-out copy, throw this one on, light one up and lose yourself for an hour…or even a couple days, if you have the option.
Eddie Harris - Plug Me In
Eddie Harris
Plug Me In
LP | 1968 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
18,99 €*
Release:1968 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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.
Dr. Octagon - Blue Flowers (Prince Paul Remix) Shaped Picture Disc Edition
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&B
and the early stages of Disco. In 1974, George McCrae gave the label its first #1 Disco
hit with Rock Your Baby. A little more than a year after McCrae's hit, the record label
struck 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 We
Live Together. The record topped the U.S. Billboard R&B chart, made the top three in the
Billboard Hot 100 and was charted in top 10 in many countries including the UK. A staple
in the R&B scene, he had a succesful solo career until the mid 80s, later focusing on
the writing and production side of the business.

Why Can’t We Live Together: It may have been his biggest hit, but also one that keeps
resonating to this day. A response to the devastating news coming from the war in
Vietnam, 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 himself
solely on a Lowrey organ, and an early rhythm machine, the song however was far from
simple as its emotive message continues to provide a profound context. And even though
it’s been covered over the years by many artist including Sade and Joan Osborne, Why
Can’t We Live Together has managed to come back on the charts again in 2015, as the
instrumental backing to Drake’s Hotline Bling, which has now sold over 2 Million copies
in 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 that
probably never got much shine in America, but has since become a dancefloor favorite of
underground disco DJs worldwide. Curiously, years after its release, its biggest
supporters were Italian DJs like Danielle Baldelli, Mozart and Gianni Maselli who during
the 80s played Disco, African records, American R&B, and reggae to create what has been
since become known as the Afro-Cosmic scene at the height of Club culture in the
discothèques of Northern Italy.
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.
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 unit
conducted 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 addition
to 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 making
it 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 the
mix making it ready for the discotheque. However the two mixes are undoubtely different with Levan’s bringing out more funk out of the Adams composition
focusing 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.
V.A. - James Brown's Funky People Part 2
V.A.
James Brown's Funky People Part 2
2LP | 1988 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
33,99 €*
Release:1988 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
As music fans know, James Brown wasn’t just the greatest funk and soul singer the world has ever seen – he was also a musical visionary and businessman, who surrounded himself with geniuses who made him better and pushed him further.
From horn masters Maceo Parker and Pee Wee Ellis to vocalists Lyn Collins and Bobby Byrd, Brown was a musical A & R master, restless and always looking for the next big thing. Most times, that would manifest in the latest James Brown smash under his own name. But not always. His stable of talent was overflowing in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and, thankfully, the tape machine in his studio was always rolling.
Originally released in 1988, during the era of hip-hop’s golden age of sampling, it’s no surprise that just about every note heard in this incredible collection has been used on not one but multiple rap classics. Which, at the time, was proof of Brown’s (and his crew’s) staying power. But we’re almost three decades beyond those days now, and it has lost none of its musical potency.
Diving deeper into the vaults than the also-incredible Part 1 of the Funky People series, there is not a weak track in the bunch. Moving beyond well-known JBs cuts, things get interesting from the get-go with Bobby Byrd’s monumental groover “I Know You Got Soul.”
Hank Ballard and Marva Whitney also enter the fray, leading the way to Myra Barnes’ emotional and powerful “Message From The Soul Sisters (Parts 1 & 2)” and Lyn Collins’ slow, smoldering cover of Isaac Hayes’ “Do Your Thing,”
Politics even get the funky soul treatment, with Fred Wesley & The JBs’ “You Can Have Watergate But Gimme Some Bucks And I’ll Be Straight” and “I’m Paying Taxes, But What Am I Buying?” And it
should not be overlooked that Maceo & The Macks’ instrumental workout “Soul Power ‘74” even features a proto-sampling snippet from 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-LP gatefold by your friends at Get On Down.
D.O.C., The - No One Can Do It Better
D.O.C., The
No One Can Do It Better
LP | 1989 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
25,99 €*
Release:1989 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Get On Down announces the reissue of one of the West Coast’s most revered, yet underrated, hip-hop classics: The D.O.C.’s “No One Can Do It Better”. Produced entirely by Dr. Dre and out of print on vinyl in the U.S. for 25 years, this limited edition on black vinyl features original album artwork and thirteen tracks of rap heaven.
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.
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.
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - All Souled Out
Pete Rock & CL Smooth
All Souled Out
LP | 1991 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
21,99 €*
Release:1991 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
1991 was the year that it all broke loose for producer Pete Rock and his rhyme partner, CL Smooth. But the duo was far from an overnight sensation. The two friends had been on the grind since high school in Mt. Vernon, NY in the mid-‘80s, and Pete had been building up to his big moment since he first manned the decks on WBLS’s hugely influential “In Control With Marley Marl” radio show, starting in 1987.
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca And The Soul Brother Clear Vinyl Edition
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.
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.
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 the
eponymous 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.
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!
Tom Scott - The Honeysuckle Breeze
Tom Scott
The Honeysuckle Breeze
LP | 2011 | US | Original (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Before he developed into a star composer and arranger, Tom Scott was an ambitious 19 year-old saxophonist looking for his big break in 1967. The opportunity came when legendary jazz label Impulse paired Scott with 9-piece vocal group The California Dreamers and allowed the young musician to take the helm as a band leader, with The Honeysuckle Breeze as the spectacular result.

This rare and long out-of-print album features Scott leading a stellar lineup of sessions players—Bill Plummer (sitar), Glen Campbell (guitar) and Carol Kaye (bass) among them—through warm, smooth versions of songs by The Beatles (“She’s Leaving Home”), Donovan (“Mellow Yellow”), Joan Baez (“North”) and Jefferson Airplane (“Today”), which many will recognize from its sampling in the Pete Rock & CL Smooth classic “T.R.O.Y.”

Resurrected, refurbished and remastered by the talented folks at Get On Down, Scott’s debut record sparkles with a high quality digital audio transfer from the original master tapes and is packaged in a gatefold paste-on case with a dust sleeve and obi strip. Don’t let this “Breeze” pass you by.
James Brown Revue - Live At The Apollo 1972
Deee-Lite - Infinity Within
Deee-Lite
Infinity Within
2LP | 1992 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
24,74 €* 32,99 € -25%
Release:1992 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
After the smash success of Deee-lite's debut record World Clique, and their now-iconic dance club hit "Groove Is In The Heart", anticipation was high for a follow-up from the New York-based dance music trio of vocalist Miss Lady Kier, and producers DJ Towa Tei and Super DJ Dmitri. For their sophomore record Infinity Within, Deee-Lite opted to venture in a different direction of sorts. The club-embracing disco-funk sounds and groovy vibes of World Clique were everpresent, but while that record contained themes of global togetherness, Infinity Within took a more socially aware route, with politically charged themes of environmentalism, (To show their bonafidese, Infinity Within was one of the first titles to be issued in an ecologically friendly Eco-pak.) sexual liberation, voting rights, and critique of the juidicial system. Taking major inspiration from the ancient Chinese divination text I Ching, Miss Lady Kier would later explain that Infinity Within was a natural progression for the group, not a departure. Elaborating in an interview with Reflex Magazine, she remarked: "The reason why we titled this new album Infinity Within—to balance out World Clique’s idea of looking outward and thinking about unity—is if you look outward, you should look inward to see what you’re doing as an individual. Because people seem to be so passive—I’d like to see people turn their TV sets off and start protesting."
Infinity Within was not the overwhelming commercial success that World Clique was, but its tracks shined on the Billboard Dance Club charts, with its lead single "Runaway" reaching #1 on the chart, bolstered by a Gus Van Sant-directed music
video. The record also featured a slew of top-tier collaborators, including Parliament veterans Bernie Worrell, Maceo Parker and Bootsy Collins (Returning from their appearances on World Clique) as well as Bootsy's brother Catfish Collins, legendary house DJ Statoshi Tomiie, and rap verses from Michael Franti, Jamal-Ski, and a pre-"Tennessee" Arrested Development. Even though critical reaction at the time was cooler than their debut, over the years Infinity Within has been considered an underrated gem of 90s dance, a classic of early club and house music, and a remarkable follow-up for Deee-Lite.
Herbie Hancock - Directstep Black Vinyl Edition
Herbie Hancock
Directstep Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1979 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
30,99 €*
Release:1979 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Throughout the mid-to-late 1970s, legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock engaged in a prolonged period of experimentation across sounds and recording formats, over the course of several CBS/Sony albums, made only available in Japan. 1979's Directstep was one such album, one that made use of a new form of recording technology called "Direct-To-Disc." This method recorded masters in real time to acetate discs, rendering incredibly high fidelity LP pressings, but sacrificing the ability to edit or overdub. A distinct challenge, but one that Hancock accepted, entering Tokyo's CBS/Sony Studios in mid-October of 1978 with a stacked backing band including session veterans Bennie Maupin on saxophone, Ray Obiedo on guitar, Webster Lewis on keys and synths, Paul Jackson on bass, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion. This group of seasoned pros were intent on having a record in one take. Directstep marked a lot of firsts for Hancock, chief among them was that it was one of his earliest recordings to feature a second synthesizer player (Webster Lewis), which was necessary to produce the electronic textures he'd been previously experimenting with on albums like 1974's Dedication. It was also the first one in Hancock's catalogue to make extensive use of the Sennheiser Vocoder, which would become a key part of his arsenal during his electro-funk period during the 1980s. The album also stands out as one of the earliest analog recordings to be converted into digital format and released on compact disc. Beyond all the technological achievements on Directstep though, is simply an incredibly solid collection of Herbie Hancock material, mid-transition between his success with jazz-funk fusion into his electronic-focused period. It features stirring remakes of Hancock staples "Butterfly" and "I Thought It Was You", as well as brand new track "Shiftless Shuffle", incorporating brand new electronic instrument technology such as the electronic wind instrument the Lyricon, the freshly released Propet-5 synthesizer, and of course the aforementioned Sennheiser Vocoder. Get On Down is proud to present this reissue of Directstep, a gem of jazz-fusion, available on vinyl for the first time in 30 years!
Deee-Lite - World Clique
Deee-Lite
World Clique
LP | 1990 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
22,94 €* 26,99 € -15%
Release:1990 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Pop
Sometimes a single is released that reaches such dizzying heights of success that it becomes a pinnacle of the decade they're indelibly tied to. "Groove Is In The Heart" by dance-house trio Deee-Lite is one such single. The infectiously quirky, and eminently danceable track is prominently based around samples of "Bring Down The Birds" by Herbie Hancock, and "Get Up" by Vernon Burch, among many others, (Courtesy of dual producers DJs Dmitry
and Towa Tei) paired with top-tier guest contributions from JB's veterans Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley, background vocals from Parliament-Funkadelic's own Bootsy Collins, and even a guest rap from Q-Tip, not to mention frontwoman Lady Miss Kier's own siren-like vocals. All disparate and disconnected elements, but ones that would come together to form dancehall greatness, and chart-topping success worldwide for Deee-Lite. "Groove Is In The Heart" managed to reach #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but excelled at its best on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, where it reached to the #1 spot. On top of its success in America it was a smash internationally, climbing the heights of the charts in the UK, Canada, Australia, and a vareity of other countries. It remained in heavy rotation for much of 1990 on MTV as well. As the decades went on, "Groove Is In The Heart" would be ranked among the greatest dance tracks of all time, as well as one of the greatest songs of the 1990s by VH1, Pitchfork, Buzzfeed, and many more.
"Groove Is In The Heart" was a potent single for Deee-Lite to lead with, but the album bearing it was nothing to slouch at either. The group's debut record, 1990's World Clique was released to major commercial and critical success, owing just as much to its addictive hybrid of seductive retro aesthetics, modern dancefloor flair, and esoteric, socially conscious messaging, on the back of celebratory club staples like "Power Of Love", "Good Beat", "E.S.P.", and of course "Groove Is In The Heart." World Clique would reach top 20 charts in the US, UK, and Canada in sales, as well as earn rave reviews from NME, Chicago Sun-Times, Rolling Stone, and Slant Magazine, who called it an "essential pop album."
Clipse - I'm Not You / Grindin' Remix
Clipse
I'm Not You / Grindin' Remix
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Get On Down)
12,59 €* 13,99 € -10%
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
These “Big Hole” 7 Inches From Lord Willin’ Are Presented On White Vinyl
In Mini Star Trak Die-Cut Jackets – Replicas Of The Label’s Original 12” Sleeves.
The first hip-hop group signed to The Neptunes' newly formed Star Trak label in the early 2000s was a Virginia based duo known
as The Clipse. The group’s first single “Grindin’,” impacted young people with its bare-boned but infectious drum beat in the same
way that Run-DMC’s “Sucker MCs” did almost two decades earlier. MCs Pusha T and Malice, combined with The Neptunes’
groundbreaking production, sent a clear message to the rap world – “we are not the same.” Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo
were able to combine their electro-punk production with just the right group to create a street masterpiece. Following in the
footsteps of such rap criminologists as Kool G Rap, Nas, Jay-Z and Mobb Deep, the Clipse offer a hustler's viewpoint, with clever,
hard-hitting lyrics that are consistent throughout the album.
Select singles from Lord Willin’ will now be available from Get On Down on white vinyl in 7” size diecut
jackets that reproduce the look of the original 12” releases on the Neptune’s Star Trak imprint.
Clipse - Let's Talk About It / Gangsta Lean
Clipse
Let's Talk About It / Gangsta Lean
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
These “Big Hole” 7 Inches From Lord Willin’ Are Presented On White Vinyl
In Mini Star Trak Die-Cut Jackets – Replicas Of The Label’s Original 12” Sleeves.
The first hip-hop group signed to The Neptunes' newly formed Star Trak label in the early 2000s was a Virginia based duo known
as The Clipse. The group’s first single “Grindin’,” impacted young people with its bare-boned but infectious drum beat in the same
way that Run-DMC’s “Sucker MCs” did almost two decades earlier. MCs Pusha T and Malice, combined with The Neptunes’
groundbreaking production, sent a clear message to the rap world – “we are not the same.” Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo
were able to combine their electro-punk production with just the right group to create a street masterpiece. Following in the
footsteps of such rap criminologists as Kool G Rap, Nas, Jay-Z and Mobb Deep, the Clipse offer a hustler's viewpoint, with clever,
hard-hitting lyrics that are consistent throughout the album.
Select singles from Lord Willin’ will now be available from Get On Down on white vinyl in 7” size diecut
jackets that reproduce the look of the original 12” releases on the Neptune’s Star Trak imprint.
Clipse - Ego / Comedy Central
Clipse
Ego / Comedy Central
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"These “Big Hole” 7 Inches From Lord Willin’ Are Presented On White Vinyl In Mini Star Trak Die-Cut Jackets – Replicas Of The Label’s Original 12” Sleeves. The first hip-hop group signed to The Neptunes' newly formed Star Trak label in the early 2000s was a Virginia based duo known as The Clipse. The group’s first single “Grindin’,” impacted young people with its bare-boned but infectious drum beat in the same way that Run-DMC’s “Sucker MCs” did almost two decades earlier. MCs Pusha T and Malice, combined with The Neptunes’ groundbreaking production, sent a clear message to the rap world – “we are not the same.” Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were able to combine their electro-punk production with just the right group to create a street masterpiece. Following in the footsteps of such rap criminologists as Kool G Rap, Nas, Jay-Z and Mobb Deep, the Clipse offer a hustler's viewpoint, with clever, hard-hitting lyrics that are consistent throughout the album. Select singles from Lord Willin’ will now be available from Get On Down on white vinyl in 7” size diecut jackets that reproduce the look of the original 12” releases on the Neptune’s Star Trak imprint."
Clipse - Intro / Young Boy
Clipse
Intro / Young Boy
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
"These “Big Hole” 7 Inches From Lord Willin’ Are Presented On White Vinyl In Mini Star Trak Die-Cut Jackets – Replicas Of The Label’s Original 12” Sleeves. The first hip-hop group signed to The Neptunes' newly formed Star Trak label in the early 2000s was a Virginia based duo known as The Clipse. The group’s first single “Grindin’,” impacted young people with its bare-boned but infectious drum beat in the same way that Run-DMC’s “Sucker MCs” did almost two decades earlier. MCs Pusha T and Malice, combined with The Neptunes’ groundbreaking production, sent a clear message to the rap world – “we are not the same.” Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were able to combine their electro-punk production with just the right group to create a street masterpiece. Following in the footsteps of such rap criminologists as Kool G Rap, Nas, Jay-Z and Mobb Deep, the Clipse offer a hustler's viewpoint, with clever, hard-hitting lyrics that are consistent throughout the album. Select singles from Lord Willin’ will now be available from Get On Down on white vinyl in 7” size diecut jackets that reproduce the look of the original 12” releases on the Neptune’s Star Trak imprint."
Herbie Hancock - Dedication
Herbie Hancock
Dedication
LP | 1981 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
28,99 €*
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dedication by Herbie Hancock is an anomalous entry in the discography of the revered jazz-fusion keyboardist. The album was recorded over the course of a single day, in the middle of a tour of Japan at Koseinekin Hall in Tokyo, and for years would be available exclusively in Japan. Produced a month ahead of his 1974 studio album Thrust, the follow-up to his career-defining album Head Hunters, Dedication's tracks were noteworthy for how drastically different they were from the material that followed. Gone was the dangerously funked-out rhythm section goodness of the Headhunters; instead Hancock is alone, performing four solo pieces on grand piano, electric keys, and synthesizer. Side one features Hancock at his most introspective, featuring romantic, ballad-like takes on two of his 60s pieces: "Maiden Voyage", and "Dolphin Dance." Side two, on the other hand, is almost a polar opposite, utilizing early techno rhythms through Fender Rhodes electric keyboards, and the sample-and-hold features of the ARP 2600 synthesizer, rendering spacey, exploratory jams such as the original track "Nobu", and an electro-funky take on "Cantaloupe Island". (Two tracks which predicted Hancock's eventual electro-funk dominance in the 1980s.) A unique and momentous obscurity of Herbie Hancock's catalog, Dedication has never seen a vinyl release outside of Japan prior to now. Nearly 30 years later, Get On Down has sought to allay that, with a premium-grade Record Store Day reissue worthy of any jazz collector's archives, or any crate digger's armament.
Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs - Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Ed O.G & Da Bulldogs
Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto Record Store Day 2019 Edition
LP | 1991 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:1991 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
The 1990s was a rich vein of classic hip-hop, especially on the East Coast, which rendered some of the greatest works from the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Mobb Deep, and many others. Frequently lost in the genre's New York-centric history was Boston's burgeoning hip-hop scene during the 1990s, spearheaded by working class Roxbury native Edward Anderson, best known by his stage name Ed O.G Over the course of his career, which has spanned nearly 30 years, Ed O.G has maintained an admirably strong cult following, and has gone on to work with contemporaries like RZA, KRS-One, Masta Ace, Pete Rock, and Common, while touring the world over, and producing numerous solo and collaborative albums. Ed O.G.'s illustrious career debuted in 1991, with the release of what is arguably his best known album, Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto, a collaboration with his crew, billed as Da Bulldogs (which was actually an acronym for “Black United Leaders Living Directly on Grooving Sounds”), though Ed O.G was clearly the main event. An underrated classic in its own right, Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto runs a gamut of sounds ranging from the introspective conscious hip-hop of "Be A Father To Your Child", to the whimsical boasts of "I'm Different", to deeply political fare like the Ace & Quan and Def Jef-featuring "Speak Upon It", plastered across a backdrop of Joe Mansfield-produced sample-heavy soundscapes, which snatched clips from deep cuts of James Brown, Roy Ayers, and The Delfonics, to name just a few. It also managed to generate Billboardcharting singles out of tracks like "Bug-A-Boo", "Be A Father To Your Child", and "I Got To Have It", which would become Ed O.G's signature track, and sample fodder for 2Pac, De La Soul, and DJ Premier. Get On Down now presents Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto, an unheralded rarity of renaissance hip-hop, reissued on vinyl for the first time since 1991. The audio has been remastered from its original tapes, so every bit and piece of Ed O.G's masterpiece is crisp and clear on wax. An uncovered gem of 90s rap well worth a re-listen or first-time discovery, and a sterling representation of Boston hip-hop.
Joey Pastrana & His Orchestra - Let's Ball
Joey Pastrana & His Orchestra
Let's Ball
LP | 2018 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
20,79 €* 25,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Joey Pastrana had a special gift for singing
songs in both English and Spanish. Along with
other boogaloo luminaries like Pete Rodriguez
and Joe Cuba; Joey Pastrana was responsible
for introducing Latin music to many English
speakers across America. With a wonderful and
talented orchestra, Joey Pastrana paved the
way for the new Latin music fusions that have
come to be known as the Latin boogaloo.
A master of the timbales, Pastrana was also
a brilliant singer known internationally for
his energizing live performances. Honing his
musical skills in his beloved New York City,
Joey was enamored at an early age by the
sights and sounds coming out of Spanish
Harlem during the early sixties. Taking his cue
from the R&B and Jazz that was popular at that
time, Pastrana became a master of rolling
rhythms that shook up hips in dance floors
throughout the world. One of the top artists of
the boogaloo/Latin soul era, Joey Pastrana’s
music is regarded as one the most wonderful
and exquisite examples of the world-famous
New York Latin sound.
Herbie Hancock - Flood
Herbie Hancock
Flood
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
35,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Schwarzer Freitag Record Store Day 2018! Only 1 per customer!
Another friday dedicated to the black gold!
Upsetters - Rhythm Shower
Upsetters
Rhythm Shower
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Between the twin pillars of "Cloak and Dagger" and
"Blackboard Jungle Dub", the superlative, yet often
overlooked, "Rhythm Shower" album was also released in
'73. Originally issued in a very limited Jamaican pressing
with no sleeve, it became better known when re-released
by the Trojan label as part of its 3 LP, and later 2-CD set,
The Upsetter Collection, first issued in 1986.
Despite its obscurity, "Rhythm Shower" is a pivotal album
in Perry's career as a producer and bandleader; it finds
him beginning to experiment with dub and developing his
singular studio sound that would come to full maturity in
subsequent years.
Whereas earlier albums offered plenty of instrumental
versions, on "Rhythm Shower", Perry really begins
employing the studio sleight of hand that would become
part and parcel for what was then the emerging art form of
dub -- dropping voices and instruments in and out of the
mix to create a trippy, hypnotic effect. Not to go unnoticed
is the mighty Upsetters themselves, whose revolving crew
of musical heavyweights included Bob Marley & The
Wailers future rhythm section Aston "Family Man" Barrett
on bass and drummer Carlton Barrett. The powerhouse
rhythms they forged give Perry all the space he needs to
work his mojo at the mixing desk.
With one foot planted firmly in the celebrated sound of the
time and the other stepping assuredly into the future,
"Rhythm Shower" is essential listening for any fan of
Reggae, Dub or Lee Perry. This is crucial music. This is
classic Scratch.
Maytals, The - Monkey Man / Night And Day
George Guzman - Introducing George Guzman
George Guzman
Introducing George Guzman
LP | 1968 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
20,79 €* 25,99 € -20%
Release:1968 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
It was 1968 when Fania Records President, Jerry Masucci, received a phone call from conguero George Guzman, inviting Jerry to listen to his band. Jerry turned the project over to Harvey Averne, who later reported to Jerry that the band was “out of sight” and suggested that Masucci sign them up. A short time later, things became complicated for George and his band. First of all, the lead singer was drafted into the military, leaving George high and dry. By the time a replacement was found, George learned that his trumpet player was leaving to join another orchestra, so the search was on for his replacement. One problem led to another and before you knew it several months had gone by before George was finally ready to enter the studio and begin recording. Thanks to George and Harvey’s perseverance, “Introducing George Guzman” was released in time for George to join the fray of Boogaloo bands that had brightened up the night scene in New York City in 1968. - Bobby Marin
Prince Far I - Voice Of Thunder
Prince Far I
Voice Of Thunder
LP | 1981 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
21,99 €*
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Prince Far I aka the Voice Of Thunder got his start in the burgeoning Jamaican music industry as a sound system DJ (for Sir Mike The Musical Dragon), working security at Joe Gibbs’ stuido and in a similar roll at Coxsone Dodd's Studio One. As fate would have it, King Stitt, the regular DJ at Studio One, failed to turn up to voice a track and the up and commer convinced Coxsone to give him a try on the mic. The resulting cut launched the career of one of Reggae’s most famous toasters – though he liked to describe his style as a chanter rather than the more popular term toaster. First releasing records using the moniker King Cry Cry, the same name he’d used working Sir Mike’s sound system, he soon changed his name to Prince Far I at the suggestion of producer Enos McLeod. On Voice Of Thunder, Prince Far I is supported by an extremely sparse yet heavy instrumental backing which perfectly compliments his growling voice. As is often the case with Prince Far I, much of the material is essentially Bible verse, “Ten Commandments” being a perfect example. The Voice Of Thunder full length also includes a tribute to the very recently deceased Bob Marley, and he even takes time to take UK skinheads to task for wearing polyster (forbidden to a real rastafarian). Long out of print on vinyl, this 1981 masterpiece from Prince Far I is back in effect thanks to Get On Down.
Lebron Brothers - Llegamos: We're Here
Lebron Brothers
Llegamos: We're Here
LP | 1970 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:1970 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The venerable Cotique existed at the juncture where Afro-Caribbean music met
the rootsy sounds of soul and r&b that blossomed in the United States during the
'60s and '70s. Some of the finest albums in the boogaloo and Latin soul genres
were recorded for this label, including sessions by Joe Bataan, Johnny Colón and
Larry Harlow. Cotique's product was marked by a refined aesthetic and unerring
good taste - consider Machito's foray into r&b idioms on the Soul Of Machito LP.
The label was also wise enough to invest in down-to-earth salsa, recording New
York's ultimate barrio orchestra, The Lebrón Brothers.
The Lebrón Brothers celebrated their 50th anniversary in the business in 2016.
Their career spans five decades of doing things uniquely and uncompromisingly
in their way: making funky, gritty, streetwise and relentlessly swinging music that
mixed Spanish lyrics, Latin tunes and English-language r&b/soul-oriented
numbers. “Lebrón Brothers are the only other band (besides Willie Colón) to
arrive during the boogaloo era and survive long after boogaloo was dead and
buried,” comments Ray Rosado, leader of Maña. “I believe that for these two
bands, boogaloo was merely a means to an end.” Originally called Angel Lebrón
and his Orchestra in 1965 (co-founded by Puerto Rico-born brothers Angel on
bass and José Lebrón on piano,) they changed their name to Lebrón Brothers at
the suggestion of George Goldner (1918 - 1970) when they signed to his Cotique
Records label during the peak of the 1966 - 1969 boogaloo craze. The eldest,
Pablo Lebrón, sang Spanish lead vocals with the band until 1981 - when sadly, he
suffered a stroke. Between 1967 and 1982, the band recorded 16 albums for
Cotique, during which time brothers Carlos and Frankie joined on bongo and
conga, respectively. The multitalented José and Angel wrote and arranged most of
the material. Fania Records took over Cotique in the early '70s and drafted star
bandleader Larry Harlow to produce one of the band's albums and Johnny
Pacheco, the label's co-founder, to produce another three. Reportedly, Fania boss
Jerry Masucci (1934-1997) tried to persuade the Lebrón Brothers to replace
Pablo with a younger, thinner white lead singer. Proud of their Afro-Boricua
heritage, they resisted and were consequently excluded from major industry
opportunities. Angel and José eventually took over the reins of production on the
band's 14th Cotique release in 1980, and Angel took the producer credit on the
remaining two albums for the imprint (Frankie produced a one-off return to
Cotique in 1998). “On all of their recordings, the coro is precise, the swing
formidable and the message is both timely and seemingly prescient. That's more
than enough to make up for whatever naïveté one might observe in their
recordings at first blush,” says John Walsh, trumpeter with the Grammy
Award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra, who began playing with
Lebrón Brothers in the mid-'80s. “And then there's the vibe. When they walk on
stage, they made their presence felt: five or six of them, not one under six feet or
less than 225 pounds!
E-40 - Federal
E-40
Federal
LP | 1993 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
26,99 €*
Release:1993 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
The development of hip-hop during the 1990s is partially
indebted to the styles that were cultivated on the West Coast,
more specifically in the state of California. When one thinks
of the California hip-hop scene invariably the G-funk of
Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, and Los Angeles comes to
mind, but to ignore the equally impressive San Francisco bay
area scene is a travesty. It was in this environment where
Earl Stevens, better known by his stage name E-40, came up
in and developed his following.
Alongside regional staples such as Too Short, Spice 1, and
Ant Banks, E-40 was among the first West Coast rappers to
sign with a major label, and scored a Billboard-charting hit
record with 1995's In A Major Way. His flamboyant attitude,
mixed with a driven, DIY spirit, would lead to further
Billboard-charters, as well as collaborations with top-tier
names of hip-hop, from California peers like Tupac Shakur,
Too Short, and Keak Da Sneak, to underground legends like
Tech N9ne, Bun B, and Danny Brown, to modern MCs like 2
Chainz, YG, and Juicy J, to even the company of comedy trio
The Lonely Island.
While E-40's break into the mainstream came with 1995's In
A Major Way, he had recorded on numerous EPs and
features, as well as a studio album through his own self-run
label Sick Wid It Records. That studio album, 1993's Federal,
would also serve as his solo debut, and paint a picture of
things to come for the bay area rapper. With it's stark and
aggressive sound, over top of beats that sampled classic
funk and soul staples like Isaac Hayes, Sly & The Family
Stone, and The Ohio Players, Federal put E-40s skills as an
MC on full display, as well as promising things in the
following years. Not to mention solid guest spots
from his fellow Californians B-Legit, Kaveo, Little Bruce,
and various others.
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