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Mambo & Guts present - Beach Diggin' Volume 3
Mambo & Guts present
Beach Diggin' Volume 3
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
22,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The perfect soundtrack to chill on the beach!

It’s the season of the juiciest, sweetest fruit, of shorts, tank tops and thongs, the time of year when you look at life through a dark pair of sunglasses. Summer is also the time of year when lovers of soul, disco, funk, bossa, jazz and other similar grooves get together to enjoy the sunny vibrations sampled by Guts and Mambo from the world over.
Since 2013, this duo has trademarked and branded its acoustic discoveries with the appellation Beach Diggin’, a label that certifies the quality and rarity of its products and guarantees a maximum dose of sunshine for every groove. Braving the hordes of sugar-hungry bees swarming around boxes of Caribbean records, the humidity in the holds of boats, or jostling to save 45’s lying on the ground from being trampled underfoot, Guts and Mambo, at the risk of their own lives, have explored the most far-flung corners of the earth, all for a single purpose:
To discover and to share.
Because in the end, the geographic origin matters little. Even if the golden triangle of Brazil, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago remains the largest supplier, Beach Diggin’ is above all a way of being, a way of living the moment and life in general to the fullest. Permanent coolitude on the BPM, fast or slow, an epicureanism that is equally at ease whether its produced with a sense of Amazonian luxuriousness or the sparse comfort of a deserted beach, a reserve of a few degrees of heat to put on the turntable when it gets cold outside.
So, it’s not surprising that tracks from Eastern Europe, North Africa, or the US have quickly received their stamp of approval. In this third compilation, just as in the previous two, the rule remains: Beach Diggin’ is a state of mind...
Blundetto - Good Good Things
Mambo & Guts present - Beach Diggin' Volume 5
Mambo & Guts present
Beach Diggin' Volume 5
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Over the last five years and as many volumes of their “Beach Diggin’” compilations, Guts and Mambo have explored the reefs of five continents, dredged the sea beds of countless seas and oceans, examined every single seashell with the aim of making sure that no vinyl pearl should escape their notice.

Tunisian reggae, Japanese disco, West Indian jazz-funk, the duo’s aesthetic dribbling skills would stop the savviest Brazilian football player dead in his tracks, and it was with this in mind, that they proceeded to select their discoveries. With a marked preference for meditative free-diving rather than tour package scuba diving, and isolated spots rather than massively overdeveloped beach fronts.

For this latest installment of their adventures, Guts and Mambo have organized another expedition around the world, to salute the spots where for the last five years they have uncovered rare specimens, saving some of them from total extinction, while shining a light on others that amply deserved it.

Though each “Beach Diggin’” compilation can be listened to independently of the others, the five together now form a kind of navigational chart signaling with its green flags the places where, in Africa, Europe, Asia, America, and the South Pacific, they gamboled on sandy beaches, avoiding the well-trodden path, becoming more and more demanding with each passing year. Beach diggin’ is a state of mind...

The fifth and last volume of this well and successful series comes with a deluxe packaging as usual.
David Walters - Krye Mwen Remixes
Chene Noir - Orphee 2000
Chene Noir
Orphee 2000
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 11.12.2020
Cotonete - Remixed #1
Erick Cosaque - Chinal Ka 1973 - 1995
Erick Cosaque
Chinal Ka 1973 - 1995
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
HUUGE compilation of music where Erick Cosaque was involved with during 1973 - 1995. Killer Gwo Ka / jazz crossovers from his early days to the more digital zouk bangers he produced in the 80's / 90's.. Most of his work is never reissued or compiled before, this is a big one for the tropical music heads! Comes on a double LP -Including booklet with 8 pages of biography and track by track, translated in English, French and Créole.
Some words from the label:
A strong, rough, plump voice with the typical tone heard in the creole outdoor musical gatherings. Erick Cosaque’s voice is made to go over and above the two boula drums and the makè drum which are associated in general, along a few light percussions, with the Guadeloupean gwo ka. Whether heard at an informal street corner kout’ tanbou, during a traditional evening at someone’s place or in the musical léwoz of a community center, his warm yet imperial voice has been known by West Indians, in the islands and in the mainland through music, radio and television thanks to a career spanning more than forty five years – about twenty solo albums, forty or so participations and collaborations with artists of all generations and genres within the Caribbean music scene.
Although Erick Cosaque is a major figure in Gwo ka, he managed to avoid being part of any institutional system – no label, no alliance, no funding. His voice, one of the strongest in that genre, has been significant since the early 70’s for restoring the original spontaneous and rebellious spirit present in gwo ka with artistic creations starting in the age of vinyl and continuing in the digital era.
Erick Cosaque resembles Gwo ka, whose music has simple components but is deeply rooted in a complex historical and social context made of fights, pleasures, memories and desires.
Girma Beyene & Akale Wube - Ethiopiques 30: Mistakes on Purpose
Girma Beyene & Akale Wube
Ethiopiques 30: Mistakes on Purpose
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
There are stars that fade away, unnoticed. And then one day they reappear, as if by magic…That’s what happened to Girma Bèyènè, a glorious yet painfully shy musician. A lady-killer, yet lovelorn. An expert at fading into the woodwork, yet forever a rebel.
Beginning in the early 1960s and for some 20 years, Girma Bèyènè was one of the most creative and prolific artists on the Ethiopian musical scene. And also amongst its most recognised and celebrated. After the fall of Emperor Haile Sellassie (1974) and the turbulence that followed, Girma seized the first opportunity (1981) to slip away from the revolutionary promises that now lay in ruins. Gave in to his absolute fascination with America, and took a chance on an uncertain exile rather than languish in Stalinist paradise. And heedless of the twists of fate that would soon conspire to take Girma away from the public stage.
A singer who left behind all too few recordings as a soloist (cf. éthiopiques 8), it was mainly as a pianist and organist, composer and arranger that Girma would leave his mark on what has now come to be known as the golden age of Ethiopian music. His composition "Muziqawi silt" has given rise to more than 30 cover versions around the world, an all-time record for an Ethiopian title.
V.A. - Digital Zandoli
V.A.
Digital Zandoli
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
23,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After the success of Kouté Jazz, Heavenly Sweetness returns with a compilation that'll have you moving your feet all summer long! Experience 13 tracks ranging from disco, boogie and Zouk that were recorded in the early 80’s in the West Indies. All tracks have never been compiled before. These tracks reveal the merger between traditional and other rhythmic genres (funk, disco, afro-beat, Latin Brazilian ...), with the addition of synthesizers and drums machine to the creative process. Original, magnetic and highly danceable.
Edmony Krater - J'ai Traversé La Mer
Cotonete - Remixed #2
Guts - Philantropiques
Guts
Philantropiques
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
26,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
BRAND NEW ALBUM BY GUTS! YEAH!

“Early last year Guts told mehe wanted to go back to basics and make another MPC/samples based LP. Then, when he instead submitted a full live band album on which he’d worked with Cyril Atef, one of the craziest drummers I know, plus also Ben Abarbanel Wolf, who has worked wonders for Ebo Taylor andPat Thomas, you can imagine my excitement.”-Franck Descollonges, Heavenly Sweetness French national, Ibiza resident and intrepid beach digger Guts, has readied here something very special indeed. Now five albums deep into his recording career, he’s built a loyal fanbase and following from his early days as a beatmaker. Guts’ initial spirit of sampling, sequencing and programming still remains but it has now morphed into something of a full-on musical opus. His journey started with 2007 debut “Le Bienheureux”released on Nightmares On Waximprint Wax On, that led up to2016’s “Eternal”, which was his first endeavour into making an album with a full band, The Pura Vida Band. Having toured extensively with the band in support of the album and playing festivals like Glastonbury, Secret Garden, Green Man andShambala,it was during these shows that something really embedded in him about ideas of how music could be made from a more collective point of view. So now having worked through this stack of ideas, he bestowed this new full length player, ‘Philantropiques’,which marks something radically different from his previous outputs.
‘Philantropiques’is an experimental yet sunny outing, comprising longer tracks that open up into carefully considered arrangements. A tropical afrobeat LP if you like. One strong theme that runs throughout is the vibrations of the Southern Hemisphere, somewhere Guts has been so well associated with over the years. His compilation series, “Beach Diggin”,now in its fifth volume, brings together highly sought after rarities, lovingly curated with long time friend, collaborator and visual artist, Mambo. To help him realize this new musical plan, Guts set up a brand new live band featuring Kenny Rubyon bass, Christiane Prince on drums, Cyril Atef on percussion, alongside Adelaide Songeons and Ben Ababarbanel Wolf on the horns. This was the musical base, around which all the other elements were to be composed by a whole host of other musicians, MCs, vocalists and creatives. Ideas developed were live brass, flutes and even a vibraphone! Once Guts was thick in the musical jungle of creation, intrigued guests come by the studio to see what he was cooking and lend a hand; saxophistJowee Omicil, guitaristLameck Macaba, Djeuhdjoah and Lieutenant Nicholson, storytellerPat Kalla, Brazilian legendPinduca, vocalistsNazaré Perera &Catia Wernec, and also French jazz virtuoso pianist, Mario Canonge. Be it poems, musical solos, a touch of humor, or travel tales between Brazil, the Caribbean islands and Africa, all these artists feature on this LP in some capacity or other. The recording sessions flowed fluently with Guts holding it down at the controls.Afro trance, Brazilian jazz funk and frantic percussion areall explored over this 13 track offering. Lead singles ‘Kenke Corner’ and ‘Mucagiami’step effortlessly between the dancefloor to ballad, the latter featuring a stunning vocal performance from Angolan vocalist, ‘Vum Vum’.With stopovers in Haiti, the Caribbean, Africa and the Amazon, Guts has gone far and wide enlisting various people to present you his new album --he is one true ‘Philantropiques’.
Cotonete - Super-Vilains Black Vinyl Edition
Cotonete
Super-Vilains Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
25,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
Double-vinyl, 180g. A few albums, a few tours, a live album to immortalize it all, broken-up and reformed line-ups: lots of things can happen in the life of a band over the course of fifteen years.
Fifteen years is what Cotonete spent leaving indelible impressions on the barrooms, halls and festivals where they performed. Walls cracked by groove-heavy saturated jazz-funk, halls pyro-engraved by incandescent horn sections, the air heavy with Brazilian humidity, shirts stuck to skin.
Though happy to remain far from the recording studio, recent maxi-and EP releases convinced Cotonete to make an LP.
Their first album, over fifteen years after their debut.
The key was to get as close as possible to the passion and unity that have always characterized their live performances, while remaining precise and focused — and it is with that in mind that the eight Parisian members of the band went to the studio to put Super-Vilains together. With songs precisely written and rehearsed to the point of exhaustion, mastered to such an extent that they could play them in their sleep.
Inspired by seventies jazz-funk, Super-Vilains unspools imaginary film reels, brass-heavy and illuminated by a constellation of black and white keys. Visit Africa and South America, zigzag your way through the bustling streets of electrifying cities, suspended by moments of feminine grace. One crosses the virtual, vocal paths of the Guarani-Kaiowa Indians, before forest-devouring bulldozers reduce their existence to mere memory.
Cinematic themes that bear the influence of Melik, the man you only see when the lights shine on the mixing board, a man intolerant of excessive deliberation and/or indecision, the man who was able to guide Cotonete to the first album they so richly deserved and that their fans wanted so badly.
Time’s passing whims have never had much of a hold on Cotonete. Even if all of its members have always been involved in other projects (Akalé Wubé, Florian Pellissier Quintet, Camarao Orkestra…), they have always remained the same. Therefore, after a maturing process of fifteen years, Super-Vilains deftly reveals the potential for improvement that a first album always stokes.
Super-Vilains not only meets expectations. It surpasses them.
V.A. - Ethiopiques Box Volume 2
V.A.
Ethiopiques Box Volume 2
6x7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
33,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Only one copy per customer!
Limited edition 7-inch set with original artworks and labels replica released for Record Store Day 2018. The set includes a poster and six stickers of the covers.
Featuring another selection of great Ethiopian artists like Alèmayèhu Eshèté, Ali Mohamed Birra, Ayalew Mesfin, Mahmoud Ahmed, Muluken Melesse and Seyoum Gebreyes.
Mambo & Guts present - Beach Diggin' Volume 4
Mambo & Guts present
Beach Diggin' Volume 4
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
16,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For the fourth edition, the duo left behind their perennial favorite, Trinidad and Tobago, and headed for Jamaica and Brazil, trekked across South America to Peru, navigated across the Pacific to Japan, down to Australia, and then set sail for South Africa, went overland up to Tunisia, and finally put down their bags in France.
Along their perambulations around the globe, they handpicked a number of rare and often unique pearls that they found, at times in damaged shells, at others barely surviving in abused, large record collections. Guts and Mambo patiently selected these tracks with the intent of creating a vinyl barrier reef, an atoll of sound safe from the rising tide of noise pollution that the music industry spews forth every summer.

The 2016 edition once again treats listeners to an incredible diversity of styles and ambiences, ranging from jazz-funk to samba-rock, disco, soul, and reggae. Because in the end, the geographic origin matters little. Even if the golden triangle of Brazil, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago remains the largest supplier, “Beach Diggin’” is above all a way of being, a way of living the moment and life in general to the fullest. Permanent coolitude on the BPM, fast or slow, an epicureanism that is equally at ease whether its produced with a sense of Amazonian luxuriousness or the sparse comfort of a deserted beach, a reserve of a few degrees of heat to put on the turntable when it gets cold outside.
So, it’s not surprising that tracks from Eastern Europe, North Africa, or the US have quickly received their stamp of approval. In this fourth compilation, just as in the previous three, the rule remains: “Beach Diggin’” still is a state of mind.
Guts - Eternal
Guts
Eternal
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Here it is, the all new Guts album with guest appearances by Tanya Morgan, Leroy Thomas, Lorine Chia and more. Essential pick!
Sly Johnson - The Mic Buddah
Sly Johnson
The Mic Buddah
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A singularly talented man with an extraordinary voice and groove, an impassioned artist who has absorbed music influences of the most varied styles since a very young age: from Jazz, to Latin and Blues and beyond. For example, you can hear Marvin Gaye in the track “Why ft. Ra- chel Claudio, Erik Truffaz & Valérie Delgado”, J Dilla in his cover of Al Green’s “Simply Beautiful”, or Bobby McFerrin on the track “Good Morning”.
Mambo & Guts present - Beach Diggin' Volume 3
Guts - Hip Hop After All
Guts
Hip Hop After All
2LP | 2014 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
19,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
The profile of French producer Guts has grown steadily in recent years and he is now considered to be one of the leading producers in France and a recognised name on the European beats scene. ‘Hip Hop After All’ features an array of stellar MCs and vocalists, including Grand Puba, Masta Ace and Cody Chestnutt. Double LP gatefold sleeve with insert & download card, exclusive content for the download card.

His hit "Brand New Revolution" was played by many radio stations worldwide and was used in Grand Theft Auto V. His compilation series ‘Beach Diggin' is now a reference point for summer and quality music in general.

After three instrumental albums, Guts decided to come back to his Hip Hop roots (he created the French rap band Alliance Ethnik in the 90's) and invited quality MCs and singers to join him in the studio. You can find on this album, Hip Hop legends such as Grand Puba, Masta Ace, Bob Power, Rah Digga, plus singers such as Cody Chestnutt, Patrice and a batch of new talent - Leron Thomas, Lorine Chia, Quelle Chris & Denmark Vessey and Dillon Cooper.
V.A. - Heavenly Sweetness Loves Calypso Rose
Laurent Bardainne & Tigre D'eau Douce - Love Is Everywhere
David Walters - Soleil Kreyol
Laurent Bardainne / Tigre D'eau Douce - Marvin EP
Kassav - Love And Ka Dance Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Kassav
Love And Ka Dance Record Store Day 2019 Edition
2LP | 1979 | EU | Reissue (Heavenly Sweetness)
23,99 €*
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Unavailable for years, the reissue of Kassav' legendary first album released for the RSD. Founding album of the modernization of Guadeloupe music, it will give birth a few years later to the global zouk phenomenon. This version gathers for the first time the original version as the American version of the album (4 different tracks).
Guts - Philantropiques
Blundetto - Cousin Zaka Volume 1
Blundetto
Cousin Zaka Volume 1
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
In parallel to the sessions of "Slow dance", Blundetto has tinkered these songs in the DIY spirit of his first album "Bad Bad Things". He finally decided to gather these songs and the magic happened to create a real album of cinematic folk grooves.
Blundetto - Good 'ol Days
Edmony Krater - An Ba Jouk EP
Florian Pellissier Quintet - Bijou Voyou Caillou
Florian Pellissier Quintet
Bijou Voyou Caillou
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
At the vanguard of a new unbridled French jazz scene, and attracted to the rich ramifications of modern grooves, the Florian Pellissier Quintet has since its inception in 2002 expressed an attraction for far-flung pursuits; though discernible on previous albums today this fascination is front and center of Bijou Voyou Caillou, the quintet’s fourth album. Featuring Arthur H, Anthony Joseph, Roger Raspail, Nawer. TIP!!!
Blundetto - Slow Dance
Blundetto
Slow Dance
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Heavenly Sweetness presents Blundetto’s new album “Slow Dance”.
The vinyl version is pressed on 180g vinyl with printed inner sleeve and a poster.
The new album features Jahadan Blakkamoore, Cornell Campbell, Lord Sandwich, Ken Booth, Kid Charlemane, Biga Ranx and others.
Edmony Krater - An Ka Sonjé
Edmony Krater
An Ka Sonjé
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following the reissue of his cult album “Ti jan pou vélo”, Heavenly Sweetness decided to continue the collaboration with Edmony Krater and record a new album! The first one in 30 years! As an avant-gardist percussionist, singer and trumpet player, Edmony Krater has always worked to develop and promote the Gwoka music of Guadeloupe and to feed it with different influences, from Jazz to Reggae.
Blundetto - Have A Little Faith Feat. Ken Boothe / Have A Little Faith Dub
Blundetto
Have A Little Faith Feat. Ken Boothe / Have A Little Faith Dub
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
8,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Ken “Everything I Own” Boothe played a significant part in covering Sir Coxsone’s Studio One walls with gold — and goodness knows that label fostered its share of legends. Collaborating with the master, Blundetto could have laid it on thick with heavy production; instead alongside his discreet partner Blackjoy, he created a gorgeous production using the purest of Jamaican music, proving yet again that time has nothing on the suave tones of Mr. Rocksteady...
Heavenly Sweetness presents - We Are 10 - The Birtdhay Presents
Heavenly Sweetness presents
We Are 10 - The Birtdhay Presents
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Limited edition vinyl!

Transcendent : “Surpassing the ordinary; exceptional”
2007 - 2017 : Heavenly Sweetness is turning 10 years old!
They are celebrating with 3 birthday parties, and 2 compilations! One is a best of the label’s production, and the 2nd one is made of exclusive tracks, composed for this occasion.
The artists make the strength of a label, that’s why each Heavenly Sweetness artist has been offered a birthday present: the opportunity to collaborate with someone he appreciates, of just to record a new track.
The result is a great collection of new tracks or remixes with prestigious guests such as Ken Boothe (the golden voice of Reggae, recorded by Blundetto), the impressive encounter of Guts, Patrice, Féfé and DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson, a new intimist session with Roger Raspail, Alain Jean Marie and Vincent Ségal, remixes by Lefto and Hugo LW, new recording by Florian Pellissier Quintet and Cotonete, as well as the new artists joining the label: The Mule, and Edmony Krater. Indeed, Heavenly Sweetness is also moving forward and constructing its future!
Heavenly Sweetness presents - 2007-2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music
Heavenly Sweetness presents
2007-2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Limited edition vinyl!

Transcendent : “Surpassing the ordinary; exceptional”
2007 - 2017 : Heavenly Sweetness is turning 10 years old!
They are celebrating with 3 birthday parties, and 2 compilations! One is a best of the label’s production, and the 2nd one is made of exclusive tracks, composed for this occasion.
This compilation is a very subjective best of the label’s production, from each album or single we had the chance to produce, with great artists.
A journey through 10 years of music, a great introduction to the label’s universe, but even the experts will discover unknown tracks.
Including well known artists such as Guts, Blundetto, Sly Johnson, Anthony Joseph, but also more confidential artists: Robert Aaron, Jacaranda Muse, Patchworks (and his tribute to Gil Scott-Heron) and many others!
Cotonete - Cabo EP
Cotonete
Cabo EP
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition vinyl!

Here is the 3rd and final part of the Cotonete 3 EP series.
Cotonete, the best 70’s French band born in the 21st century, is a group made up of members from Ethio Jazz band Akalé Wubé, Brazilian combo Camarao orchestra, and the keyboardist Florian Pellissier. Released in collaboration with the Parisian record shop Heartbeat Vinyl, this EP is the 3rd Part of their “First EP series”. It contains the original mix and 3 remixes. All mixes run in a duration from 6 to 8 minutes!!
This release is pressed on 180g vinyl and comes packed with a deluxe packaging in replica sleeve with OBI, and Japanese plastic sleeve.
Tagi & Steven Beatberg - Youaresurrounded
Tagi & Steven Beatberg
Youaresurrounded
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Sly, Sly Johnson, Sly The Mic Buddah : since the Saïan Supa Crew up until his solo career, the human beat machine keeps on increasing his numerous identities.

From Hip Hop to Soul, then from Soul to Beatmaking: from flow to singing, then from singing to production, Sly Johnson never really changed universe. He has just changed the direction of his musical compass in order to navigate with more flow.

Today, it’s immersed in the mechanics with processors and printed circuits that we find him, under the alias of TAGi, producer-beatmaker who, for the occasion, has joined the services of Steven Beatberg. It’s together, in artistic autarchy with the only presence of softwares, samplers and sequencers, that they have built their pieces in the light of their computer screens, rhythmizing the days by inserting snares or grindings of plugs taken from their sound database.

If records are, most of the time, Hip Hop’s nourishing materials, TAGi et Steven have however not used any samples. Their favourite recordings were not materials to exploit, but an aesthetic from which to inspire, compose, and search atmospheres and melodies, search his arrangements. After three EP dominated by instrumentals, the duo finally chose to realise their dream: to craft a multi-voice album where customized production for each guest would guide the creative process. To put themselves at the exclusive service of artists they particularly love, all different but connected by an uncompromising resistance to the commercial wind blowing on Hip Hop. For each one of them, they have built a title, keeping in mind the precise idea to put to light he or her that will vocally dress the bars.

Rapper Big Pooh, the former member of the Little Brother group (With Phonte & 9th Wonder), the contemporary soul of Lisa Spada, but also the rapist #madeinfrance Pumpkin (worthy descendant of MC Solaar, Fabe …), multi-faceted Georgia Anne Muldrow, the MC Finale, the new rising wave of artists of the Hip-Hop scene in Detroit. Tiemoko from Paris, Saga an MC who follows the pure tradition of the New York Hip-Hop, the very smooth-jazzy Elodie Rama and Dilouya, the producer of the previous record of Sly (The Mic Buddah), are of this casting where men and women share the roles and where TAGi, as soon as the mic presents itself to him, becomes again Sly Johnson for some refrains, choruses or solo rereading of the sublime “Retrograde” of James Blake.

Guided by Hip Hop since the 90’s until today, worked in great detail, YOUARESURROUNDED highlights vintage keyboards on granular rhythms, injecting a lascivious Soul, P-funk, electro futuristic or melancholic in black and white touches on 13 tracks that are as atmospheric as they are emotional.

The substance, the essence, the soul of the Hip-Hop.
Anthony Joseph - Carribean Roots
Anthony Joseph
Carribean Roots
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Caribbean Roots’ represents a return to his roots for Anthony Joseph, who has always remained true to a powerful, deep-seated sense of his Caribbean identity.
Guts - Eternal
Guts
Eternal
CD | 2016 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
14,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Here it is, the all new Guts album with guest appearances by Tanya Morgan, Leroy Thomas, Lorine Chia and more. Essential pick!
Florian Pellissier Quintet - Cap De Bonne Esperance
Florian Pellissier Quintet
Cap De Bonne Esperance
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
21,84 €* 22,99 € -5%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Florian Pellissier’s very own interpretation of African jazz, with African intonations and sounds acting as a free flowing compass. Propelling his quintet, instruments still warm from having recorded Biches Bleues and the touring that followed, Florian had his brotherhood of deer leap and gallop from Almeria to beyond the Mediterranean. From Europe to Africa, driven by the intensity of the rhythm section, blown forward by the winds of saxophone and trumpet, they travelled the length of the continent, a ribbon of black and white keys dancing under their hooves.
Florian Pellissier Quintet - Biches Bleues
Florian Pellissier Quintet
Biches Bleues
LP | 2014 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
21,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Florian Pellissier, keyboard player of Guts' live band, comes around with a stunning sophomore album via Heavenly Sweetness, including cover versions of Jef Gilson & Wayne Shorter tracks.
V.A. - Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Volume 1: Ethiopian Soul And Groove
V.A.
Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Volume 1: Ethiopian Soul And Groove
LP | 2013 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
16,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Urban Ethiopian music stands out within the African continent thanks to its creativity and originality. Whatever the shade — pop, blues, jazz or soul — it comes from a fusion of local musical traditions mixed with an echo of Western music. It bewitched Ethiopia during the ‘Swinging Addis’ decade before recently winning the favors of a well-informed audience all over the world. This first vinyl volume of Ethiopian Urban Modern Music presents some of the Ethiopian ‘groove jewels’ drawn from the essential CD Ethiopiques series directed by Francis Falceto and published by Buda music.
Guts - Paradise For All
Guts
Paradise For All
CD | 2012 | EU | Original (Heavenly Sweetness)
16,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
When she decided to buy her son a record every time he got good marks at school, Guts’s mum didn’t realise the terrible effect this would have. Was she dreaming of a sparkling academic career for her son? Well instead she got him hooked on a habit you can never kick: music
GUTS is one of the most famous French beatmaker. He founded the band ALLIANCE ETHNIK which had a strong success in the mid 90’s and spent all these years perfecting his skills alongside Bob Power, Rahzel (The Roots), De La Soul, Common and Biz Markie.
After the band break up in 1999, he did beats for French hip hop band like Sages poetes, Svinkels and Big red (half of Raggasonic). Big Red album production led him to Jamaica where he collaborated with Anthony B, Michael Rose, Sugar Minott…
2007 represented a first major change. Having lived in Paris up till then, he headed for Ibiza. Not for the clubs, though. Instead, in the company of his best friend, the MPC4000 and his precious vinyl record collection, he concocted his first solo album, Guts le Bienheureux. Released on UK label Wax On Records (set up by DJ EASE of Nightmares On Wax), this pack of little instrumental energy pills brought him to international attention on the back of And The Leaving Is Easy and its mariachi brass riffs.
The next step was producing his own records on the Pura Vida Music label that he founded and used to release Freedom, his second album. The tracks are more structured and crammed with subliminal samples that take us through gentle landscapes or plumb dark, dark depths. They extend to over three minutes, which means he can now interest ears other than ones wedded to hip-hop.
The tracks are more structured and crammed with subliminal samples that take us through gentle landscapes or plumb dark, dark depths. They extend to over three minutes, which means he can now interest ears other than ones wedded to hip-hop. these 11 tracks
The 2011 EP Rage Against My Computer brought his do-it-yourself hiatus to a close and Heavenly Sweetness’s release of Paradise For All confirms this. Paradise for all is an attractive prospect and Guts proves it is not beyond him as he does his level best to keep his promise with these 11 tracks.
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