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44th Move (Alfa Mist & Richard Spaven) - 44th Move
44th Move (Alfa Mist & Richard Spaven)
44th Move
12" | 2020 | UK | Original (Black Acre)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
Multifaceted musicians Alfa Mist and Richard Spaven announce identities behind their 44th Move project and drop their debut self-titled EP on Black Acre.

The pair are two of London’s most hotly tipped Jazz artists, and both have a broad range of influences. Alfa Mist is a self-taught piano player with his early album ‘Antiphon’ becoming an international fan-driven success, receiving more than 6 million streams on youtube alone. Since then he has continually moved on to straddle many genres with recent projects such as ‘Structuralism’ and ‘On My Ones’, both experimenting with solo piano, neo-classical and hinting at his roots in Hip Hop.

Meanwhile, Spaven’s accolades includes three studio albums, such as the acclaimed ‘Real Time’ LP on Fine Line, working with The Cinematic Orchestra, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Flying Lotus, Jose James, Jameszoo and Jordan Rakei, not to mention selling out venues like Camden’s Jazz Cafe with Richard Spaven Trio. The pair now team up together for a poignant debut release as 44th Move.

“Creating the sound was just a coming together where we discovered that we shared a lot of the same influences. We got to writing straight away - before we really got to know each other. I found it easy with a ton of inspiration. Ideas kept coming and we were on the same page. In retrospect we want 44th to have an edge - it’s a ‘heart on your sleeve’ project where we can express all those hip hop and broken beat records.”​ - Richard Spaven

‘Little Techno’ opens with an essence of melancholy and emotional connection emphasising loose drums, pulsing keys and delicate chords. ‘Fly’ then superbly merges contemporary glitches and samples with organic percussion while ‘Hope’ fuses Alfa Mist’s vocal-work with elegant brass, keys and an undercurrent of subtle rhythmic delight.
On the flip, ‘Broken’ flows with soft Rhodes sequences and Spaven’s signature crisp-sounding snares, giving a sophisticated edge to its arrangement before ‘Two Nil’ slants towards a broken-beat lane with distant keyboards, syncopated beats and dystopian-like harmonies.
Jorun Bombay - On Another Planet
Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum Mezmur - Afropentatonism
Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum Mezmur
Afropentatonism
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Piranha)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder 03.07.2020
A pan-African All-Star band merging two cultures. Desert blues man Alhousseini Anivolla meets Ethio-jazz guitarist Girum Mezmur. Their album "Afropentatonism" features repetitive grooves, hypnotic jams and raw guitar sounds. Their new collaborative project "Afropentatonism" fuses some of the most intriguing art of their respective cultures. Repetitive grooves, hypnotic jams and raw guitar sounds shape the album - all amidst the laid-back vocals of Alhousseini, who sings in his native tongue Tamashek. It's an outstanding pan-African collaboration. The two leaders are joined by percussionist Misale Legesse and two players of traditional East African instruments: the masinko (one-stringed Ethiopian violin) played by Habtamu Yeshambel and the krar (five-stringed bass-like lyre), played by Anteneh Teklemariam. The sextet is completed by 78-year-old mandolin legend Ayele Mamo from Addis. The New York Times hailed Mamo's playing for its "honeyed melody".
Ann Sexton - Loving You, Loving Me
Ann Sexton
Loving You, Loving Me
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Charly)
25,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.06.2020
First ever UK reissue of this 'super rare' cult album - Exclusive '70th Birthday' Special Edition - Features her legendary Northern Soul Floorfiller "You've Been Gone Too Long" & the club classic "I Still Love You" - Also features "You're Losing Me" From THE Acclaimed 2003 Film '21 Grams' (starring Sean Penn) // Mary ANN Sexton was born in Greenville, South Carolina, 5th February 1950 and is sadly one of the most overlooked female southern soul singers. She launched herself onto the secular soul scene at the dawn of the seventies as 'Ann Sexton and the Masters Of Soul' alongside her husband, saxophonist Melvin Burton. Her debut disc "You've Been Gone Too Long" (a Northern Soul masterpiece) was originally released on the local 'Impel' label before catching the ear of Nashville DJ/Producer John Richbourg who signed her to his 'Seventy 7' imprint. Her debut album 'Loving You, Loving Me' followed in 1973 featuring the single plus club favourite "I Still Love You" and the funky hit "You're Gonna Miss Me", Billboard R&B #47. Before the decade was out Ann had turned her back on the music business in favour of a career in academia. In 2003 her self-penned song "You're Losing Me" (also featured her) appeared on the soundtrack to the hit movie '21 Grams' reigniting her long-lost passion. In recent times she has appeared at several UK and European events wowing audiences with her unique talent.
Deniece Chandler - Wonder Love
Deniece Chandler
Wonder Love
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Charly)
25,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.06.2020
First Ever Release OF Deniece Chandler's Toddlin' Townalbum Includes ALL OF HER Toddlin' Town AND Subsidiarylock 45rpm ReleaseS Plus Previously UNReleaseD Andbonus Recordings 4 X Grammy Award Winner DenieceCHANDLER was born June 3rd, 1950 in Gary, Indiana and grew uprubbing shoulders with the Jackson 5. Her uncle William Blakely was theBishop of Indiana and her sister sang back-up for Lou Rawls! Shesuccessfully auditioned for Toddlin' Town Records from neighbouringChicago, while still at high school and Eugene Record and Barbara Acklinpenned her first single, "Love Is Tears" / "I'm Walking Away", whichopens our set. The song enjoyed some modest local success, but moreimportantly, it caught the ear of Stevie Wonder! She recorded a total of sixsingles for Toddlin' Town, and its associated Lock label, including a duetwith Michigan soul singer Lee Sain. The twelve sides were intended toform her solo album, but sadly Lock went out of business in 1970 andDeniece returned to college. A year later the call came from StevieWonder and she joined his backing group Wonderlove (the inspiration forour album title). Her big break came in 1975 when she met Maurice Whiteof Earth, Wind & Fire who took her to Columbia Records and producedthe album "This Is Niecy" which spawned her self-penned single "Free"scoring a top 40 stateside hit and a No.1 in the U.K. Williams would go onto win four Grammys, twelve nominations and become a worldwidehousehold name. Here, for the very first time, we present her completeearly body of work including unreleased and bonus tracks that showcaseher exceptional four-octave range which, according to the PittsburghPost-Gazette "would make Mariah Carey quiver".
V.A. - Under The Influence Volume 8
Genevieve Artadi - Dizzy Strange Summer Clear Vinyl Edition
Whitney Houston - I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard
Thomas Quasthoff - Nice 'N' Easy
Stacey Kent - I Know I Dream : The Orchestral Sessions
San2 & His Soul Patrol - The Rescue
Sam Cooke - Twistin' The Night Away
Robin McKelle & The Flytones - Heart Of Memphis
Hailey Tuck - Junk
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Aretha Franklin - Aretha
Tamiko Jones - I'll Be Anything For You
Tamiko Jones
I'll Be Anything For You
LP | 1968 | EU (Pleasure For Music)
15,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.07.2020
Tamiko Jones - born Barbara Tamiko Ferguson in 1945 in Kyle, West Virginia – debuted in 1967 on Atlantic with flautist and mentor Herbie Mann on the soul-jazz-bossa flavored ‘A Mann & A Woman’. Her solo career take off in 1968 with the rare groove inflected I'll Be Anything For You, released on A&m/cti and produced by label owner Creed Taylor. Recorded and engineered by master Rudy Van Gelder at his own Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, the album is such a lovely combination of soul-funk jams and r&b ballads with craft strings arrangements by Artie Butler and Don Sebesky. Featuring a who’s who line-up of classy session men – Bernard Purdie on drums and Eric Gale on guitar just to name a few - I'll Be Anything For You is namely one the best soul-pop crossover ever.
Dick Hyman - The Man From O.R.G.A.N.
Dick Hyman
The Man From O.R.G.A.N.
LP | 1965 | EU (Pleasure For Music)
15,99 €*
Release:1965 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.07.2020
Can you truly believe this record was released in 1965 ? Forging a brand new hybrid of space-age, easy listening and spy jazz the American pianist and composer born in New York in 1927, put together one of the cornerstone of the genre. Before switching to the Moog synthesizer ( right on time with the moon landing in 1969) he had some very influential theme music releases on MGM Records and Command. But The Man From O.R.G.A.N. was a monster in itself. How could you go wrong with this trio of guitars, a bassist and three guys playing percussion? And Dick himself bringing the Lowery Organ (and the Theater model in particular) to the front of the stage ? Dig yourself !
Uptown Funk Empire - The Empire Strikes Back Again
Uptown Funk Empire
The Empire Strikes Back Again
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Soulab)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 19.06.2020
The Uptown Funk Empire’s album The Empire Strikes Back was released in the year 2009 and it has quickly become a sure value of the modern Soul-Funk scene. This album composed and produced by Bruno Hovart aka Patchworks still sounds really funky 10 years after its initial release. The success of its 2019’s reissue confirmed that it got a timeless flavor. The full-length version of this album contained 16 tracks in the CD & Digital format but for technical reasons only 10 tracks were included in the vinyl edition. And due to public demand, we are now happy to release the missing tracks in vinyl with an exclusive track, the rightly titled « Party ». The Empire Strikes Back Again, so let’s have an other funky good time with Uptown Funk Empire… Tracks as « Boogie », « You’ve got to have Freedom » or « N.O.W. » have now become anthems. They have brought back the Funk to the dancefloors from around the world and this with the help of Dj’s such as Kerri Chandler, Moodyman, Joey Negro, Ashley Beedle, Tony Humphries, Mr V, Dj Simbad, Femi Fem, Dj Cam, Dj Bobbito, Jazztronik, Recloose, Rich Medina, Rainer Truby, Kid Loco, Yam Who, Mad Mats, Dj Kawasaki, Dj Junior…just to name a few. But this album is not only dance-floor oriented, one important part of its charms is due to a bunch of good ballads and tasty down tempo tracks as: « I’m A Manchild », « I Guess That You Don't Mind », « Celestial Blues », « Please Mister Postman » playlisted by radios as Jazz Fm, Bbc6, Radio Nova, Kcrw, Deutschland Radio Kultur, Couleur 3, Wbai, FM4, KX Radio, Superbly FM…and enjoyed by a lot of Soul Boys & Girls in their bedrooms. And last but no least, the Uptown Funk Empire’s track « I’m A Manchild » was included in the soundtrack of the film « Focus » with Will Smith…and it was greatly cool for a funky cat to have shared a movie with the Prince of Bel Air ! This album is a pleasant proof that funk & soul Music can always sounds good & alive in our time, once again thanks to Patchworks and its Uptown Funk Empire alias.
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Helen
Witch
12" | 1983 | EU | Reissue (Zyx)
15,99 €*
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
Preorder 12.06.2020
Meitei - Komachi 2020 Repress Edition
Meitei
Komachi 2020 Repress Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Reissue (Metron)
29,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
Special '2020 Edition' featuring brand new sleeve design, beautiful 140gm cream vinyl and a 12 page booklet with words in Japanese & English from Meitei. “Things fade into obscurity when a populace has no interest” - Meitei / 冥丁 Meitei considers himself an old soul, often preoccupied with the customs and rituals of the past. Recently Meitei lost his beloved 99-year-old grandmother, a woman who he considered to be one of the last remaining people to have experience and understanding of traditional Japanese ambience. His music and art is driven by a desire to cast light on an era and aesthetic that he believes is drifting out of the collective Japanese consciousness with each passing generation, what he calls "the lost Japanese mood". He chose to dedicate Komachi to his late Grandmother. “I want to revive the soul of Japan that still sleeps in the darkness” - Meitei / 冥丁 Haunting and delicate, distant and timeless, Komachi is awash with white noise, complex field recordings and the hypnotic sounds of flowing water. Though confidently contemporary, like a bucolic J-Dilla, Komachi’s lineage can be traced back to the floating worlds of Ukiyo-e and Gagaku via the prism of 80s Japanese ambient pioneers, and 90s pastoral sample-based artists such as Susumu Yokota and Nobukazu Takemura. Composed as individual sonic dioramas, each of the twelve tracks have been crafted to not only evoke feelings of nostalgia but to also explore the dichotomy of ancient and new in modern Japanese society. This pervasive narrative runs throughout, calling to mind the work of authors Yasunari Kawabata and Natsume Soseki, as well as the films of Yasujirō Ozu and Hayao Miyazaki, artists similarly fascinated by the reflective tranquillity that permeated traditional Japanese domestic life. The limited vinyl release, produced in collaboration with label and distributor Séance Centre, includes a super limited special edition complete with beautiful twelve-page booklet featuring a number of prints in the Ukiyo-e style, a traditional style of woodblock print that dates back to 17th century Japan. The images were chosen by Meitei to showcase the old style Japanese sentiments that form a core inspiration to his musical output.
Jim Dunloop - Dusty Donuts Volume 18
Jim Dunloop
Dusty Donuts Volume 18
7" | 2020 | UK | Original (Dusty Donuts)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 17.07.2020
Summer is here and whilst no-one will be flying to the Copacabana Beach anytime soon, we can travel there with our ears. Jim Dunloop transports us to the storied city of Rio with latin guitar licks, warm bass lines and vocals as sweet as Brigadeiro. A summertime sure shot. Side B sees Mr Dun-loop link up with Berlin stalwart Grzly Adams to provide a lovely slice of Boom Bap that’ll make you stone crazy. The Beat is sweet as a nut(s). The wah-wah guitar and breezy vocal have definite-ly got that funk.
Jim Sharp - Soul By The Pound Volume 2
Jim Sharp
Soul By The Pound Volume 2
7" | 2020 | UK | Original (Soul By The Pound)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 17.07.2020
For the second instalment on Soul By The Pound, Jim Sharp takes a trip back to the pimp soul sound of the 70’s. I Want You is an anthemic piece of Boom Bap - Disco - Soul. Ubiquitous 70’s stings, hard hitting horns, funky guitar chops and sweet soul vocals will get everyone on the floor two stepping. On the flip, Trippin’ Out will have your whole camp get low and reminiscing of Satur-day nights spent uptown. Sugar c’mon.
Gryke Pyje - Collision And Coalescence
Gryke Pyje
Collision And Coalescence
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Mappa Editions)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
Jani Hirvonen (Uton) and Johannes Schebler (Baldruin) reconstruct the mesmerizing world of the Grykë Pyje swamp tribe. A return to the time when the forests, tree crowns, soil, thickets and heaven were full of continuous murmur. Or, on the contrary, a vision of a future in which the chaos of natural noises will reign. Slimy earthworms and phosphorescent bugs crawl out of the holes and gaze toward the sky. Brightly colored birds pick juicy fruits and there is no silence, because it is absorbed by the buzz of a virgin ecosystem.
Olli Aarni - Mustikoita Ja Kissankelloja
Olli Aarni
Mustikoita Ja Kissankelloja
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Mappa Editions)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
Do you remember the pure electronic ocean of the Pacific Tubular Waves created by Michel Redolfi in 1980? Take Redolfi's water music, pour it into the electron–positron collider, and use Olli Aarni's nanoscopic microphone. You'll find a frenetic mix of trembling static, singing bacteria, thermal bubbles, crinkling fossils, buzzing signals and crackling glaciers – all teeming on unseen wavelenghts. The result is a living matter: soundscapes recorded in humid forests, endlessly mutating patterns, and warm ambient evaporating from various well-known electroacoustic studios.
Roman Radkovic Collective - Televize
Roman Radkovic Collective
Televize
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Mappa Editions)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
The joyful, tender, almost too tender, but at times extremely intense album entitled Televize was made by the inflamed, wholly focused, at times completely scattered, dissipated and organically chaotic ensemble called the Roman Radkovič Collective. It throws at the listener a threshold music and a poetic experience of the world.
Joyce Cooling - It's You / Dori
Earl White Jr. - Very Special Girl / Never Fall In Love Again
Wendell Watts - You Girl / Kiss A Good Thing Goodbye
Brenda Jones - Super Stroke / Big Mistake
Kamaal Williams - Wu Hen
Kamaal Williams - Wu Hen Black Vinyl Edition
Kamaal Williams - Wu Hen Red Vinyl Edition
Kamaal Williams - Wu Hen Silver Vinyl Edition
Kamaal Williams
Wu Hen Silver Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Black Focus)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.08.2020
HHV Germany exclusive, limited to 500 copies!
Masqueraders, The - Make Me Think You Love Me / When Trouble Calls
Masqueraders, The
Make Me Think You Love Me / When Trouble Calls
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Soul4real)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 15.06.2020
The celebrated history of the Masqueraders has given us two of soul music’s most memorable recordings with “I Ain’t Got To Love Nobody Else” and “I’m Just An Average Guy”. Through the years they have left us many classic gems that are heavily sought after by collectors and some that have yet to be mined. However, if there was ever any doubt about the Masqueraders´ greatness, the previously unreleased “Make Me Think You Love Me” from 1972 puts that doubt to rest. After a stunning intro the group eases into those harmonies that captured our hearts back in day and remind us once again about the magic of that period of soul music. “When Trouble Calls” is a Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield composition from 1961 and the group´s version appeared originally on an impossible-to-find cassette published in 1993. Unlike the Ice Man’s version, the Masqueraders upgrade the song with their patented silky-smooth vocals. Thanks to the team at Soul4Real for digging up and presenting us with these two recordings.
Unreleased Sounds Of Top Rank, The - Aba / Nigeria
Unreleased Sounds Of Top Rank, The
Aba / Nigeria
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Dig This Way)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Preorder 26.06.2020
It's been a long journey from the day in Nigeria when we found, inside an Alpha Kuffa - Messiah I sleeve, a blank test press of the Yangaman Bob Lp with a little Top Rank sticker on it to the day we met the producer, the great and brilliant George Dureke, who gave us the test presses of the remaining unreleased albums from his Top Rank label, till to the complicated audio Restoration handled by Colin Young and Bassi Maestro. After two years of hard and intensive work it's finally arrived the time for this compilation to be ready and see the light! Eight Unreleased Digital Roots tracks made in Nigeria in the late 80s, never released or pressed, if not on a couple of test presses made on recycled plastic. Surely it includes some of the most interesting Reggae Music made in the Roots Land call Nigeria! Now Ready to be spreaded worldwide!
Slay - All I Need Is You
Slay
All I Need Is You
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Six Nine)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 05.06.2020
Soul/Disco/Funk single here for the first time ever on vinyl! The independent UK label Six Nine Records Ltd, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, proudly presents Slay and his first release on the label. Chuck Slay comes from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has been creating music in one way or another since early childhood. Chuck's mother has been an active gospel musician for over 60 years and is still playing the piano and organ at the local church, so he's always had music nearby. He has been developing lots of local acts and eventually teamed up with longtime friend and producer Anthony Larkin to start Icehouse Productions. The two together continued to discover and develop musical acts during the 1990s and even managed to get the R&B vocal group Rekonyze signed to Quincy Jones' Qwest Records. Definitely not to be missed as it is a limited UK press with small hole and full colour printed picture cover!
Betty Wright - Tonight Is The Night (Live) / Where Is The Love (Remix)
Betty Wright
Tonight Is The Night (Live) / Where Is The Love (Remix)
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (High Fashion Music)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.06.2020
Sadly, soul diva Betty Wright left us recently, on May 10th of this year, only 66 years old. We pay a tribute to Betty with this unique 12” release, featuring 2 of her greatest hits. ““Tonight is the night” (yes, the famous full 8 minutes live version!) appears on the “A” side of this 12”, but now, ‘for the very first time’ in a fully steady and sequenced version, created by Dave Leatherman on 102 BPM, while on the AA-side it features the 7 minutes long and easy mixable “Disco Purrfection Remix” of “Where Is The Love” by Canadian DJ DiscoCat, now however edited to perfection by Ben Liebrand at a steady 128 BPM. ”Tonight Is The Night” is taken from the (previously top10 Billboard-) album “Betty Wright Live”, which vinyl-edition will shortly be re-released with bonus tracks on the High Fashion Music label.
V.A. - Boots & Legs Volume 2 EP
V.A.
Boots & Legs Volume 2 EP
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Boots & Legs)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 26.06.2020
The cobblers are back with a fresh collection of bespoke 80’s edits. This second installment dives foot-first into swirling synth-pop, muscular Italo chug, and dubbed-out rhythms. The perfect soundtrack to Balearic sunsets and hazy late-night discos. Another limited vinyl-only release, get em quick before these boots have all danced off the shelves.
Lowrell / Otis Clay - Mellow Mellow Right On / The Only Way Is Up
Lowrell / Otis Clay
Mellow Mellow Right On / The Only Way Is Up
12" | 2017 | EU | Reissue (Mellow Mellow Right On)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
The ever popular Mellow Mellow Right On label returns with this much sort after release available for the first time on black vinyl featuring two more dance floor soul classics.
Tom Ze - Tom Ze
Tom Ze
Tom Ze
LP | 1970 | BR | Reissue (Polysom)
37,99 €*
Release:1970 / BR – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.07.2020
180 gram pressing.
J.P. Robinson - Keep Me Satisfied / Our Day Is Here
J.P. Robinson
Keep Me Satisfied / Our Day Is Here
7" | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Blue Candle)
10,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
A beautiful slice of deep soul right here from the environs of Miami's Blue Candle label. Cut in 1974, 'Keep Me Satisfied / Our Day Is Here' by J.P. Robinson is a truly rare piece, often appearing in Discogs' 'Most expensive items sold' lists year after year. This one is for fans of that real deal, 'Keep Me Satisfied' is a solid dancer, a tight arrangement and backing drenched in strings with Robinson's exuberant and confident performance warning his girl that she needs to attend to his needs - before it's too late! On the flip is the more midtempo 'Our Day Is Here', again featuring a lovelorn Robinson baring his heart and soul over the brilliant arrangements and top class musicianship from the legendary partnership of Miami stalwarts Clarence Reid and Willie Clarke, the musical muscle behind this wondrous and exceedingly rare 45. An essential addition to any soul fans collection, and definitely a record you don't see everyday! 100% legit repress, and remaster from the Henry Stone Music Group and Above Board distribution.
Snips - Sunfire Edits
Snips
Sunfire Edits
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Barbershop)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 21.08.2020
Snips is the founder of Barbershop Records and co founder of Livin Proof, with over 15 years experience as one of Londons most prolific DJs and over 10 years worth of production credits across Hip Hops underground. 2018 has seen Snips emerge as a budding solo artist, fusing the production styles of Hip Hop, House, Soul and Funk in the same fashion as he is known to do behind the turntables. With his debut album "The Barbershop" making waves on both sides of the Atlantic and his Single "The Product" On Classic Records garnering support from a cross genre selection of heavyweights such as Karizma, Benji B, Eli Escobar, House Shoes, J Rocc, DJ Spinna and Henry Wu, Snips returns on his own label Barbershop Records and delves into Edit territory once aghain. This 45" veers slightly away from the Hip Hop focused edits of his last two releases cleverly turning a couple of soul and latin classics into club ready future anthem.
Allergies, The - Let Them Know (Feat. Cuban Brothers)
Allergies, The
Let Them Know (Feat. Cuban Brothers)
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Jalapeno)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.06.2020
The Allergies return with another criminally good record in the shape of 'Let Them Know'. Featuring the legendary party starters The Cuban Brothers on vocals, this sizzling slice of sunshine on wax builds to the kind of full-on carnival atmosphere we've all been wishing for right now. It's a match made in heaven as Bristol's finest serve up a hotbed of big hip-hop drums, huge funky horns, and a fat dollop of dynamite boogaloo rhythms. The perfect backdrop, then, for Los Hermanos Cubanos to bust sick rhymes and sweet harmonies over. Allow it! The track is bursting with fun-loving lyrical flavour and a massively catchy chorus, and hopes to be the perfect party pick me up for anyone labouring under grey skies right now. 'Let Them Know' is the latest single release in the lead-up to The Allergies' forthcoming album, Say The Word, and a great indicator of the slick production, sweet collaborations, and feel good vibes that run through each and every track on there. This 7" vinyl single comes backed with 'Lightning In A Bottle', a wax-only hip-hop club rocker featuring Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling). And is The Allergies little bonus B-side beat for all you 45 slinging DJs out there, to say thanks for the support. Yes, friends!
Smoove & Turrell - Stratos Bleu
Smoove & Turrell
Stratos Bleu
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Jalapeno)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 12.06.2020
Blue Coloured Vinyl With Download Code Included.
Natalie Slade - Control
Natalie Slade
Control
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Eglo)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.06.2020
Control is the incredible debut album from Sydney based vocalist Natalie Slade, produced by Hiatus Kaiyote's Simon Mavin and featuring contributions from other members of the Grammy Nominated group. Combining Soul, Jazz, Folk and RnB, Natalie's timeless vocals dazzle across 10 stunning tracks, perfectly complimented by rich, live instrumentation and Mavin's vibrant production. The album is classic to its core, whilst taking a fresh and energetic approach to a long tradition of Soul/RnB long players. Familiar broken rhythms and jazz heavy motifs, notorious with Hiatus Kaiyote's writing and arrangement style are present, reminding us throughout that we are in the hands of true masters. The result is a kaleidoscopic reimagining of sounds and styles from an exciting new vocal talent. Recording began after a chance encounter between Natalie and the Hiatus keys player Simon Mavin, resulting in a writing session that quickly escalated into a full blown album project. The chemistry was clear and the creativity flowed. Spontaneous recording sessions ensued, with visitors to the studio jumping in to play on tracks, the levels of musicianship on the album never fall short of stunning and Natalie's poetic and enchanting song writing shines throughout. The album kicks off with an energetic flash on 'Cloud Cover', an arpeggiating bass line bubbles over skipping drums and aquatic synths. The title track 'Control' puts it's foot on the gas with a driving synth bass, broken beats and soaring vocals. 'Colour' see's Natalie pouring out her heart to the universe over a fluttering mellotron whilst the beautiful 'There Is Light In Everything' gives her a chance to show off her vocal prowess. Control is a truly unique and dynamic debut album from two masters of their craft, we hope you enjoy it just as much as we do Recommend for fans of Hiatus Kaiyote, Rosin Murphy, Fatima, Yasmin Lacey, Khadja Bonet.
Gold - You Are So Wonderful
Gold
You Are So Wonderful
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Ocean Of Tears)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.06.2020
The classiest of deep spiritual soul on 45 for the first time. These tracks were previously unreleased until I found Avelino Pitts when working at jazzman a few years back who has since sadly passed away, but we are working with his wife Deborah to keep his wonderful music alive. Ocean of tears was always here to be a vanity project for my love of deep soul and slowys, so when listening to the LP in my car a few months back I was like WTF, why did i never do these on 45? So here we are, two sides of deep and well-produced soul, Rotary Connection comes to mind but it has its own sound. I have done 500 of these only, no repress. End of nighter, warm-up, radio, one to enjoy on your own with a glass of whisky at 2am.
Paul & Mark - Quiet Water
Paul & Mark
Quiet Water
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Preservation)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 05.06.2020
It was time for us to make a move into the world of ambient new age music. Released only on cassette and CD in 1986, Paul & Mark made Quiet Water from a single guitar and a Yamaha DX synth. Quiet Water consists of the amazing 'Summer Daydream' and 'Restful Sleep' that clocks in over 20 minutes. Cover is recreated from the original cassette and extended by hand painting by the original artist, Danny Flynn. We recommend you put this on the turntable and just relax. Prepare for a musical journey. A journey that you probably never have been on before. We cannot recommend this release enough. Officially licensed, remastered for vinyl, only 500 pressed.
V.A. - Early Works: Funk, Soul & Afro Rarities From The Archives
V.A.
Early Works: Funk, Soul & Afro Rarities From The Archives
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Ata)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
ATA Records is pleased to announce the release of Early Works: Funk, Soul & Afro Rarities From The Archive, a compilation of tracks that were recorded at the very outset of the label and haven't been available since the initial limited run (Released as Funk, Soul & Afro Rarities: An Introduction To ATA Records on Here and Now Recordings) sold out 5 years ago. Since 2013 label founders and musicians Neil Innes & Pete Williams have been tirelessly fulfilling their shared dream of making the records they weren't hearing. Having spent years working in various bands both players felt the desire to break free of the constraints of working within another band and started on the slow path to creative autonomy by starting to work on the 12 tracks presented on this compilation.While deliberating their next steps they were approached by Here & Now records who licensed the 12 tracks and released them under the titleFunk, Soul & Afro Rarities: An Introduction To ATA Recordsin 2014 as a limited run of 300 copies that sold out within weeks of release. Now in 2020, celebrating their 5th year of running successfully as a label in their own right, ATA are re-releasing these 12 tracks on a new vinyl pressing under the titleEarly Works: Funk, Soul & Afro Rarities From The Archivewith new artwork and liner notes that detail the labels birth. The compilation features 12 tracks that include the very first 3 tracks from The Sorcerers that led to their self-titled debut LP & the first proper release on ATA, as well as the first recordings by The Mandatory Eight and The Yorkshire Film and Television Orchestra.
Skinshape - Life & Love
Skinshape
Life & Love
LP | 2017 | US | Reissue (Lewis)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
Re-issued and remastered. Genre - Funk/Jazz/Soul/Psyche. 'Life & Love' is the third album from Skinshape (with 'Filoxiny' being his fourth). Written, Recorded and Produced by Will Dorey at the Arch Studio, London, and in his bedroom. Great melting pot of styles and tunes, D.I.Y. Funk Soul Jazz. Recommended if you're into Khruangbin. Skinshape is the project of British musician William Dorey. The sound has roots in many genres but in particular 1960s-0s Funk, Soul, Reggae, Psychedelic Rock, Afrobeat and Folk. Skinshape grew out of a love for old music and the way it sounded. Initially Dorey experimented with samples (especially drum breaks) to create instrumental Hip-Hop/Trip-Hop tracks but then later started to play around with tape machines as a means to create his own 'samples'. This process gave birth to Skinshape with all elements being recorded by Dorey since the first self-titled album released in 2014. Aside from the Skinshape project Dorey was bassist for the band Palace from 2014-2017 and runs a reggae label called Horus Records based in North London.
Minyo Crusadres / Frente Cumbiero - Minyo Cunbiero
Minyo Crusadres / Frente Cumbiero
Minyo Cunbiero
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Mais Um Discos)
10,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder 24.07.2020
Tokyo-based ten-piece and wild Japanese folk-song fusionists, Minyo Crusaders join forces with Colombian cumbia radicals Frente Cumbiero on the history-making "Minyo Cumbiero", the first ever Japanese-Colombian collaborative release, and one that fuses ancient Japanese folk songs with heavyweight Colombian styles.
V.A. - Black Fire - Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story 1975-1993
V.A.
Black Fire - Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story 1975-1993
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Strut)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.08.2020
Strut present the first ever compilation bringing together classics and rarities from the seminal spiritual jazz and conscious soul label Black Fire, covering 1975 to 1993. Formed by DJ and record producer Jimmy Gray in Richmond, Virginia, and following in the footsteps of other influential black-owned independent labels like Strata-East and Tribe, the foundation of Black Fire coincided with saxophonist James "Plunky" Branch returning to the city from New York to form Oneness Of Juju. The band's 'African Rhythms' album in 1975 was the perfect fusion of jazz, deep African polyrhythms and empowering lyrics and bassist Muzi Branch, a trained artist, created the first of many Black Fire hand-illustrated sleeves for the label's debut release.
Idris Ackamoor And The Pyramids - Shaman!
Idris Ackamoor And The Pyramids
Shaman!
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Strut)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.08.2020
Influential jazz collective Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids retu rn with an epic new opus, 'Shaman!', released on 7th August featuring a fresh line-up including original 1970s Pyramids member Dr. Margaux Simmons on flute, Bobby Cobb on guitar, longterm associate Sandra Poindexter on violin, Ruben Ramos on bass, Gioele Pagliaccia on drums and Jack Yglesias on percussion. The band transitions from the political and social commentaries of 2018's acclaimed 'An Angel Fell' into more introspective themes. "I wanted to use this album to touch on some of the issues that we all face as individuals in the inner space of our souls and our conscience," explains Ackamoor. "The album unfolds over four Acts with personal musical statements about love and loss, mort ality, the afterlife, family and salvation."
Dngdngdng - Dengue Dengue Dengue
Dngdngdng
Dengue Dengue Dengue
12" | 2020 | UK | Original (On The Corner)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 17.07.2020
Dngdngdng is Dengue Dengue Dengue's new alias for this release of extra sensory perception. The duo have projected rhythmic visions of lost continents, unknown worlds and the unseeable past and future that is present all around us. By channeling rhythmic patterns from the matrix they're able to translate the waves of radiation around us which originated at the cosmic event which created the universe. Dngdngdng reach deep into their sonic imagination to draw from interlocking time signatures and variant tempos. From the cosmic interference and mathematics Dngdngdng create a polyrhythmic theme that brings the sound of continents lost and imagined to our ears. Dengue Dengue Dengue have established themselves as one of the most pioneering artists on the leftfield electronic scene in recent years with heavyweight support by the likes of Boiler Room, Resident Advisor and Bandcamp weekly.
Boillat Therace Quintet - My Greatest Love Feat. Benny
Boillat Therace Quintet
My Greatest Love Feat. Benny
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
23,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.07.2020
More Swiss jazz bliss! We Release Jazz (Ryo Fukui’s Scenery and Mellow Dream, Marc Moulin’s Placebo Live 1971…) is madly happy to unleash another reissue from Geneva’s very own Boillat Thérace Quintet. The My Greatest Love album features none other than bebop and hard-bop legend Benny Bailey and is available for the first time since 1975. Galvanized by the creation of the Montreux Jazz Festival in the late 60s and lively local scenes, jazz music was healthy and booming in Switzerland in the 1970s. One band that beautifully captured this energy was Jean-François Boillat and Raymond Thérace’s Boillat Thérace Quintet whose self-titled debut and impressive Montreux appearance set the tone for quality Helvetic jazz in 1974.
Boillat Therace Quintet - Boillat Therace Quintet
Boillat Therace Quintet
Boillat Therace Quintet
LP | 1974 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
23,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.07.2020
Swiss jazz bliss! We Release Jazz is very, very, Very happy to present its sixth release (following Ryo Fukui’s Scenery and Mellow Dream, Le Cercle Rouge’s soundtrack by Eric Demarsan, Stuff Combe 5 + Percussion, and Marc Moulin’s Placebo Live 1971) coming straight from its beloved hometown of Geneva. Boillat Thérace Quintet’s self-titled album is available for the first time since its original limited private pressing in 1974. Full of prolific and inspired local clusters and boosted by the recently launched Montreux Jazz Festival, the Swiss jazz scene was vibrant and inventive in the 1970s, notably in the region surrounding Lake Geneva. This is precisely where jazz activist and brilliant pianist Jean-François Boillat and wind instrument master Raymond Thérace formed their quintet whose dazzling debut album was recorded in 1974.
Fazer - Mara 2020 Repress
Fazer
Mara 2020 Repress
LP | 2018 | EU | Reissue (Squama)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.07.2020
Replaces Faz001 wich will be discontinued! Mara is the debutalbum of Munich-based jazz group Fazer. Short Info: Mara is the debutalbum of Munich-based jazz group Fazer. The young musicians combine African and Latin rhythms with dubby basslines and melancholic melodies. The unusual lineup with two drummers (Simon Popp, Sebastian Wolfgruber), bass (Martin Brugger), guitar (Paul Brändle) and trumpet (Matthias Lindermayr) leaves an open space for unfettered improvisation. Through the concept of repetition and finely measured dynamics, Fazer create a drawing energy that can be felt directly at their live shows and has been captured perfecty on this record.
Arkansas Dave - Live At Music In The Park (Montreaux)
Moses Patrou - Standby Lover / Good Enough
Moses Patrou
Standby Lover / Good Enough
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Soul Tune)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 17.07.2020
Soul Tune Records is very excited to introduce Moses Patrou´s first 45 on Soul Tune! The New York native delivers two sides of classic soul that instantly gets stuck in your head! This is the result of a collaboration between Soul Tune and Moses for which we have to thank the great Carlton Jumel Smith.
B. Bravo - Cosmic Mind EP
B. Bravo
Cosmic Mind EP
12" | 2020 | US | Original (Bastard Jazz Recordings)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.06.2020
Songs for dancing, having fun, and vibing out, B. Bravo’s latest project, the “Cosmic Mind” EP, brings listeners to the dancefloor by way of a healthy dose of talk-box, retro synths and irresistable boogie grooves. Los Angeles producer, talk-boxer, remixer, DJ & instrumentalist, B. Bravo, has been flipping interstellar references and laying down galactic beats for over a decade. From 2009's Analog Starship to 2020's Cosmic Mind EP, the funk in him is alive and well. Born in California with roots in Japan, Bravo combines his love for jazz, soul, hip hop and electronics into his own signature sound of swinging grooves, melodic synths and bouncing analog basslines.
Sven Wunder - Wabi Sabi White Vinyl Edition
Sven Wunder
Wabi Sabi White Vinyl Edition
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.08.2020
Mr Bongo presents a new and exciting collaborative project with Swedish label Piano Piano Records. Hearing the Swedish outfit Sven Wunder for the first time is as refreshing as an ice-cold Limoncello after an Italian meal. One of those bands that feel instantly familiar like an old friend, yet simultaneously fresh and new. Straight away we fell in love with their sound and knew we had to work with them.

The Sven Wunder 'Wabi Sabi' 7' is the second collaborative release between Mr Bongo and Piano Piano Records.'Wabi Sabi' is Sven Wunder’s follow up to the already contemporary cult-classic album 'Do?u Çiçekleri (Eastern Flowers) from 2019. Not one to be complacent and recreate a carbon copy of their previous works, Sven Wunder switched from the psychedelic-Turkish-funk sounds of 'Do?u Çiçekleri' to the Japanese inspired ethereal funk of 'Wabi Sabi' We have selected the tracks ‘Hanami’ and ‘Shinrinyoko’ for this collector’s edition 7'. Japanese artists such as Hozan Yamamoto, Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, spring to mind, but also David Axelrod and Dorothy Ashby on the beautiful string-led 'Hanami' with its laid-back funk breaks. 'Shinrinyoku' has a slightly more raw cinematic-funk sound, yet is cushioned with warm strings and tripped-out keys - pure, rare-library music vibes.

We are delighted to be able to release these amazing tracks, cut at the Timmion Records Cutting Lab in Finland.
Sven Wunder - Eastern Flowers Green Vinyl Edition
Sven Wunder
Eastern Flowers Green Vinyl Edition
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.08.2020
Mr Bongo is delighted to present a new and exciting collaborative project with Swedish label Piano Piano Records. Hearing the Swedish outfit Sven Wunder for the first time is as refreshing as an ice-cold Limoncello after an Italian meal. One of those bands that feel instantly familiar like an old friend, yet simultaneously fresh and new. Straight away we fell in love with their sound and knew we had to work with them. The first fruits of our partnership is a collector's edition 7”.

We have selected two tracks of Turkish inspired funk goodness taken from their already cult-classic 2019 album, 'Do?u Çiçekleri (Eastern Flowers )'. Both instrumentals, 'Tulip' and 'Magnolia' could easily have come from a lost soundtrack to a psychedelic movie. With their beautiful, yet raw aesthetic, they will enthrall funk, B-Boy / Girls, and psychedelia fans alike.

Cut at the Timmion Records Cutting Lab in Finland.
Teddy Wilson - Revisits The Goodman Years
Teddy Wilson
Revisits The Goodman Years
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Storyville)
27,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
Vinyl Neuauflage des 1980 Albums von Swing Pianist Teddy Wilson Neben seinem Ruf als "der Swing-Pianist" ist Teddy Wilson oft in Erinnerung, wenn es um seine Kollaborationen geht. Wilsons Fingerabdrücke, die auf Schallplatten von Namen wie Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald und Benny Goodman gespielt wurden, finden sich auf vielen Platten, die zur Popularisierung und Definition des Swing in seinen glorreichen Jahren beitrugen. 1980 nahm Wilson die Songs wieder auf, die er in den 1930er Jahren mit Benny Goodman aufgeführt hatte, und lieferte Material, das er zu diesem Zeitpunkt eindeutig beherrschte und das einen besonderen Einblick in die Talente und Gefühle von Teddy Wilson gab, die in der Swing-Ära eine primäre Rolle spielten. Teddy Wilson Trio Revisits the Goodman Years sieht Teddy Wilson das Benny-Goodman-Repertoire für Kleingruppen, das Wilson viele Jahrzehnte vor dieser Kopenhagener Sitzung 1980 mit Goodman gespielt hatte, neu interpretieren. Es ist eine Rückkehr zu Material, das sich bewährt hatte, während Wilson seit seiner Zeit bei Goodman selbst eine lange Karriere gemacht hatte.
Blundetto - Good Good Things
V.A. - African Rare Groove
V.A.
African Rare Groove
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Wagram)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.06.2020
The Rare Groove collection is an exploration of the meeting of the funk and the world music thanks to a vintage collection of 70's and 80's tracks. The African Rare Groove and the Oriental Rare Groove album welcome you to the music world of groovy from Ethiopia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Libya, Lebanon or Egypt...
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San Francisco Christian Center Choir
The Sound Of The San Francisco Christian Center
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
30,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.06.2020
When most people think of the musical legacy of San Francisco, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the Summer of Love. Much less likely are you to hear about the City by the Bay’s rich heritage of gospel music. Cultures Of Soul is proud to revisit this chapter in the city’s history with the reissue of The Sound Of The San Francisco Christian Center. The San Francisco Christian Center was one of the first churches to open its doors to disaffected hippies searching for a deeper spiritual substance. This era saw new, youth-driven forms of “Jesus music” that fused gospel messages with rock aesthetics. Chief amongst these new-style gospel artists was the San Francisco-based Andraé Crouch, who was one of the influences behind this recording. As a historical document, it provides a breathtaking view into the roots of contemporary gospel music, but as just pure music, it is a transcendent listening experience.
Experience Unlimited - Free Yourself
Experience Unlimited
Free Yourself
LP | 2019 | US | Reissue (Now-Again)
28,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.06.2020
The go-go band’s sought after debut album. Enriched funk. Magical, mystical, Afrocentric, progressive – words that could be used to describe any number of musical compositions by Sun Ra or his cosmic brothers and sisters, from John to Alice Coltrane, early ‘70s projects on record labels like Detroit’s Tribe or Houston’s Lightin’ or the interests of one Washington, DC native named Jimmy Gray that centered under one, perfect moniker: Black Fire. Gray spent nearly three decades pushing boundaries as a Black American promoter, distributor and, finally, record label owner. Together with Oneness of Juju’s leader James “Plunky Nkabinde “ Branch, Gray oversaw sixteen releases on Black Fire Records between 1975 and 1996. These are the definitive reissues of five of the label’s key titles; all were lacquered – most directly from master tape - by legendary Los Angeles mastering engineer Bernie Grundman, With this set, Oneness Of Juju and Black Fire’s story burns forth into its fifth decade, its message not tempered, its sound pure. It’s cycle, once again, complete. Each release is packaged in a thick, tip-on sleeve and includes a deluxe booklet with extensive notes on the album, the Black Fire collective, and the musical and cultural revolution they created. Limited edition, one time pressing.
Jim Spencer & Angie Jaree - Wrap Myself Up In Your Love
Jim Spencer & Angie Jaree
Wrap Myself Up In Your Love
7" | 2020 | US | Original (Numero Group)
7,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 10.07.2020
After years in the SSW mines, the bookish Jim Spencer engaged cowriter Ed Tossing to create a hit, and turned out a song so catchy no less than two aspiring vocalists added it to their repertoire. Years later collectors finally took notice, and the late Spencer’s vision of popular music was finally vindicated. This limited 45 rpm edition of “Wrap Myself Up In Your Love” features Spencer on the A side, and a sexy take by Angie Jarée on the flip. The digital edition adds a slick and soulful rendition by Marshall Titus.
Eddie Jefferson - Letter From Home
Eddie Jefferson
Letter From Home
LP | 1962 | EU (Honeypie)
14,99 €*
Release:1962 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
Released on Riverside records in 1962, "Letter from Home" was the debut album of Jazz vocalist Eddie Jefferson. Often credited as the founder of vocalese, Jefferson wrote memorable lyrics to classic jazz standards including "Parker's Mood.", "Lady Be Good," "So What," "Freedom Jazz Dance,"... Eddie Jefferson is backed here by a bunch of Jazz heavyweights, all at the top of their game. Among them: tenor sax masters Johnny Griffin and James Moody, trumpeter Clark Terry, pianists, Winton Kelly, and Joe Zawinul, bassist Sam Jones, and two hyper swinging drummers, Louis Hayes and Osie Johnson. This is an often underrated vocal Jazz album, a hidden gem ready to be unearthed. Don't miss it !!!
Earl Palmer - Drumsville
Earl Palmer
Drumsville
LP | 1961 | EU (Honeypie)
14,99 €*
Release:1961 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
Earl Palmer the man behind the evolution of the backbeat from Jazz and R&B to Rock 'n' Roll. One of the great figures in the New Orleans music scene and one of the most-recorded drummers ever. His highly dynamic drums style has served hundreds of hitmakers such as Fats Domino, Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, The Beach Boys, Eddie Cochran, Dinah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie, you name it. "Drumsville" originally released on Liberty Records in 1961 features a selection of rare gems produced under his name. Twelve instrumental tracks based on lots of fat horn charts, reverberating guitars, grinding organs, and of course a full catalog of hyper-creative drums beats.
Dave Pike - Bossa Nova Carnival
Dave Pike
Bossa Nova Carnival
LP | 1962 | EU (Honeypie)
14,99 €*
Release:1962 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
Here's another beautiful example of the great impact of Brazilian music on American Jazz in the '60s. Vibraphonist Dave Pike, mostly known for his work with the likes of Herbie Mann, Bill Evans, and Paul Bley, displays a marvelous sextet performing music of Brazilian composer João Donato. Recorded and released in 1962 on the New jazz Label, and considered as one of Pike's essential albums, "Bossa Nova Carnival" sounds like a perfect combination of Brazilian sensuous flavor and Jazz-swing sensibility. Dave Pike – vibraphone, marimba, Clark Terry – flugelhorn, Kenny Burrell – guitar, Chris White – bass Rudy Collins – drums Jose Paulo – cabasa, banderol
Sonny Stitt - Stitt Goes Latin
Sonny Stitt
Stitt Goes Latin
LP | 1963 | EU (Honeypie)
14,99 €*
Release:1963 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
Musically born in the great tradition of Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt was one of the alto sax giants in Jazz history. Recorded in 1963 and originally released on the Roost label, "Stitt goes Latin" catches him at the head of an all-star line-up, a highly distinctive combo in full Latin mood, featuring Thad Jones on trumpet, a young Chick Corea on piano, Larry Gales on bass and a fabulous drums + percussion section with the great Willie Bobo on drums, Carlos "Patato" Valdes - congas, bongos and Osvaldo "Chihuahua" Martinez - cowbell, maracas. Needless to add that on this fine disc the music flies high through a series of catchy elegant tunes and highly sophisticated and yet infectious Afro-Latin grooves.
Angel Bat Dawid - Transition East
Angel Bat Dawid
Transition East
7" | 2020 | US | Original (International Anthem)
10,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.06.2020
Transition East features two new pieces of music created by Angel Bat Dawid in response to Emma Warren's 2019 book Make Some Space – i.e. the book that chronicles the history of London DIY music institution Total Refreshment Centre. Angel Bat Dawid, who first met Emma Warren at Total Refreshment Centre in 2017, composed & recorded "Transition East" alone in her space on the Southside of Chicago, originally to be an accompaniment for the audiobook version of Make Some Space. Angel conceptualized & named “Transition East” in commemoration of the storied Chicago community center that was a hub for the Aacm and icons from the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s, and was recently revived by one of her mentors, Eliel Sherman Storey.

"No Space Fo Us" was composed & recorded at a space in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, where Angel travelled with a crew of Chicago artists (including Iarc label mates Ben LaMar Gay & Damon Locks) on a collaborative mission called Close to There (Perto de Lá). The track features Angel with Ben LaMar Gay and new Brazilian friends Edbrass Brasil, Romulo Alexis, Tadeu Mascarenhas, Nancy Viégas & Germano Estacio.

International Anthem is proud to present these two beautiful pieces of music on a deluxe 45rpm 7" vinyl inside a picture sleeve designed by Jeremiah Chiu.
Groupe RTD - The Dancing Devils Of Djibouti
Groupe RTD
The Dancing Devils Of Djibouti
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Ostinato)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
The first ever international album from Djibouti and Ostinato's first studio recorded album. This ain't a compilation or reissue!

A stunning collision of Indian Bollywood, Jamaican dub and reggae, sleek horns inspired by Harlem’s jazz era, Somali funk, and the haunting and joyous synthesizer melodies of the Red Sea by Groupe RTD, one of East Africa’s best kept secrets.

Recorded in three days -- as per the strict limit set by Djibouti's national radio authorities -- with a state-of-the-art mobile recording studio replete with the very best audio interfaces and carefully positioned microphones around a less than soundproof room to achieve a vibrant, professional sound while maintaining the analog warmth of decades prior.

A portion of Bandcamp sales will be donated in equal parts to:

• The Djiboutian Embassy in Germany to purchase masks and other essential supplies for Djibouti.

• Amref Health Africa Covid-19 Fund (amref.org/donations/covid19/)

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More than one news report refers to Djibouti as “a place where nothing ever happened” that “would not register significantly in the global consciousness except for its strategic location in East Africa."

These deeply ill-informed observations could not be further from the truth.

While the music of Somalia is widely celebrated, its neighbor, the Republic of Djibouti, formerly known as French Somaliland, is home to an equally deep reservoir of its own unique Somali music.

The small but culturally grand country on the mouth of Red Sea remains one of the few places in the world where music is still entirely the domain of the state. Since independence in 1977, one-party rule brought most music under its wing, with almost every band a national enterprise.

No foreign entities have been permitted to work with Djibouti’s rich roster of music — until now.

In 2016, Ostinato Records met with senior officials of Radiodiffusion-Télévision Djibouti (rtd), a.k.a. the national radio, to discuss a vision for lifting the shroud on Djiboutian music as the young country of less than a million people increasingly opens up to the world. Three years later, in 2019, Ostinato became the first label granted full authorization to access the national radio’s archives, one of the largest and best preserved in Africa, home to thousands of reels of Somali and Afar music.

But just next door, in RTD’s recording studio, a world class band entirely unknown outside the country, whose songs are a living embodiment of the archives, lay in waiting. Composed of sensational new, young talent backed by old masters, the band — Groupe RTD — is the national ceremony outfit. By day, they perform for presidential and national events and welcome foreign dignitaries.

By night, when no longer on official duty, Groupe RTD is clearly one of East Africa’s best kept secrets.

Helmed by Mohamed Abdi Alto, possibly the most unheralded saxophone virtuoso in all of Africa, a Djiboutian national treasure, and the horn maestro on track 8 of our Grammy-nominated Sweet As Broken Dates compilation, and mentored by Abdirazak Hagi Sufi, originally from Mogadishu and composer of track 9 on the same compilation, Groupe RTD is the finest expression of Djibouti’s cosmopolitan music style.

Situated on the Bab El Mandeb (Gate of Tears) strait, a historic corridor of global trade connecting the Suez Canal and the Red Sea with the Indian Ocean, Djibouti is blessed with influences from East Asia, the Arabian peninsula, India, and even more distant sounds.

Djiboutian music, particularly the addictive brand wielded by Groupe RTD, is, by their own admission, the juncture where Indian Bollywood vocal styles, offbeat licks of Jamaican dub and reggae, sleek horns inspired by Harlem’s jazz era, Somali funk and the haunting and joyous synthesizer melodies of the Red Sea collide.

Sax player Mohamed Abdi Alto — so talented that they added “Alto” to his legal name — honed his trade from a steady diet of John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. Abdirazak’s guitar style draws heavily from his love affair with Jamaican music. Young singers Asma Omar, who won a youth talent contest to join the band, and Hassan Omar Houssein are fluent in the classic hits of Bollywood and Indian music. Synth player Moussa Aden Ainan brings a distinctly dexterous Somali touch, reminiscent of the exceptional keys work of Somalia’s Iftin and Waaberi Band. Their sound is kept afloat by measured Tadjouran rhythms, courtesy of drummer Omar Farah Houssein and dumbek player Salem Mohamed Ahmed’s perfect interplay.

But recording this album was Ostinato’s biggest challenge yet. A web of bureaucracy and strict rules had to be navigated. Djibouti’s authorities gave us only three days to record the entire set, with no extension. Up for the task and eager to deliver, the musicians promptly tore down the “no smoking or chewing khat” sign in RTD’s recording studio and began a heated, three-day, khat-fueled devilish feast of music amid a smokey haze, unleashing the very reason the band was founded: to strut Djibouti’s majestic music on the world stage when the opportunity arrived.

The recording equipment in the radio had not been upgraded in decades and technical neglect meant we had to devise a novel approach to ensure the highest quality recording possible. With the help of Djibouti’s head of customs, we flew in a state-of-the-art mobile recording studio replete with the very best audio interfaces and carefully positioned microphones around a less than soundproof room to achieve a vibrant, professional sound while maintaining the analog warmth of decades prior.

This game-changing setup, a far cry from the old days of field recordings, is Ostinato’s vision for the future: to capture the contemporary sounds of Africa and the world flawlessly, in any environment or circumstance.

We proudly present Ostinato’s premier studio recorded album and the first ever international album to emerge from Djibouti — Groupe RTD: The Dancing Devils of Djibouti.

This album, if listened to at an inappropriate volume, should firmly register Djibouti in the global consciousness, shifting its image from a strategic outpost of geopolitical games to cultural powerhouse.
Bill Withers - Making Music
Bees, The - Mamezala / Never Give Up
Bees, The
Mamezala / Never Give Up
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (La Casa Tropical)
16,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 03.07.2020
The Bees are a textbook case of the chew and spit cycle that was the late 80’s South African music industry. Although their unknown story is likely unique, it is just as likely that it is no different to that of many other young artists who dreamed of getting their music heard at the time. By 1988, the independent record label was no longer as uncommon as it had been at the beginning of the decade. As the 80s went on, more seasoned A&R reps and Producers that had gained experience and connections from their work under major labels would be trying to cash in on a market they helped create. Without the need of big rooms or expensive recording equipment, the digital advancements allowed many Producers to open or work in smaller studios and promote unknown artists under their own imprints. They would then have their catalogs marketed and distributed by the same major labels they had been working for just years prior. This would open up the possibility of a new era of stars as potential talent no longer had to be pitched to major labels in hopes of them taking a chance on a new signee over their already established artists. With the market growing and a struggle to keep up with the demand for new sounds this agreement would allow the major labels to put new emerging artists or groups on their catalog with little investment and high reward if it happened to be a hit. ON Records was just one of the independent players at the time. Ronnie Robot had just signed the unlikely trio The Bees in hopes of adding a hit group to his label roster that consisted of solo acts. Despite the debut’s fresh house inspired sound, it failed to catch on was outsold by the bubblegum disco the label was known for. Over the years unsold back stock and promos would build up with the distributor. Luckily this allowed sealed copies from the label’s catalog to survive into the 90s when the distributor’s stock was unloaded and picked up by legendary Johannesburg jazz shop Kohinoor. Here sealed copies of the Bees first attempt sat under appreciated for over 20 years before becoming a hot title after they started circulating online and became club staples. This is how the first album of an unknown group with no success was able to become a collectors item and earn a reissue over 25 years later. With their first record behind them The Bees were ready move forward and get back into the studio. A suggestion from producers had the trio change camps and go work with the newly formed Creative Sound Recordings, the label that promised “Music for the Future” and ended up being an essential studio in the early years of Kwaito. They would work with producer Chris Ghelakis and guitarist George Vardas, while a young Marvin Moses sat behind the desk. Musically the sophomore album was as good as a follow up as you could get. Building on the first album, Mashonisa delivers catchy melodies backed by heavy drum programming that would score points with any Pantsula. The Black Box inspired “ Never Give Up” was one of two tracks chosen to be pressed as the promo for the album, hoping to trick listeners with their catchy version of the hit( A year later the label would release their first volume of Black Box covers sang by neo soul diva BB, it would be a great seller). The label printed up an unknown amount of these in a last attempt to push the release in Shabeens and on Radio. The cheaper route of flooding the market with promo copies would only pay off 25 years later when unplayed copies started being rediscovered and had survived the years in a quantity that original run of the full album could not. Once again it was clear that with no mainstream appeal, the quality of the music on its own was not enough to garner any success at the time. The album flopped worse than their first and failed to make it past it’s initial run, making it one of the harder titles to get from the CSR catalog. Mashonisa would be the last attempt from the Bees. They would disappear from the scene as quickly as they appeared. Of the three members it is only known that lead Singer Solomon Phiri continued in music fronting a wave dance group before he mysteriously vanished in 1993, never to be heard from again. Through a combination of luck and circumstance the group, which is unknown in South Africa to even the most plugged in musicians, producers and radio hosts of the time, managed to finally get some of the recognition they deserved 30 years later. Unfortunately this small blip of fame would happen with none of the band members present to give their side of the story, or even aware of how their two albums became popular enough to be printed on different continents in a new millennia. The Bees suffered the same fate as countless other artists of the time, who thanks to emerging independent labels and willing producers were given an opportunity to have a short career, only to be replaced by the meat grinder of the music industry when they failed to produce a hit.
Vivien Vee - Wanna Feel / Gotta Go / Higher Ben Liebrand Remixes
Vivien Vee
Wanna Feel / Gotta Go / Higher Ben Liebrand Remixes
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (High Fashion Music)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.06.2020
All Italo lovers love Vivien Vee, where “Americano” and ‘Give Me A Break” are considered to be true Italo classics. Now, “Grandmixer” Ben Liebrand has remixed Vivien Vee’s “Wanna Feel” completely in 80’s style, with a wink to his famous 1984 remix of Valerie Dore’s “The Night”! Conveniently, this release further features the famous bonus beats separately, so, “where the music stops, the beats continue”. For your mixing pleasure! This High Fashion Music release further features the Ben Liebrand remix of “Gotta Go”, and Vivien Vee’s long unavailable extended version of “Higher”. Taken from the original master tapes, superb remixes ‘Ben Liebrand-style’, and a must for all Italo-Disco lovers!
Larry Wu - Let Me Show You
Larry Wu
Let Me Show You
12" | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Atlantic)
9,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.06.2020
Repress of 2018 Reissue. Larry 'Wu' Wedgeworth dropped this sublime piece of Boogie in 1984 on the Atlantic label and both sides have long been firm favourites with serious Soul aficionados for many years. 'Let me show you' was one of numerous major label dance records from that golden mid 80's post-Disco era that caused a storm in the underground clubs of the day. This one's long been sought after on 12" and has been bootlegged numerous times, often with inferior sound quality and no care taken, not this time though, this high quality, official, 100% legit reissue has been lovingly remastered by Above Board distribution in conjunction with Atlantic records from the master tapes. Beat that. Both the original vocal mix and dub version are included here with og Atlantic label artwork. Don't waste your time on the fakes! This one's the real deal!
John Parm - No Soul Fo Sale / Dance With Me
John Parm
No Soul Fo Sale / Dance With Me
7" | 2020 | CA | Original (Outrun)
14,99 €*
Release:2020 / CA – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.07.2020
Hello, Outrun number 9. Flexin’ that funk muscle all the way from Brussels we have John Parm. Former breakdancer and current radio host, Parm brings us full bodied future funk with a touch of disco soul.

‘No Soul Fo Sale’ features Frase on vocals for an out of this world dance floor filler that straddles pop, rnb, and disco. And on the flip side Parm partners with Canadian Blazino. Broken beats meet jangling guitar rhythms and wavy synth leads that serve as a sumptuous funkadelic bed for some free and easy talk box vocals. See you on the dance floor.
Lazy Ant Feat. Vade One - Tierra / Laced Up
Lazy Ant Feat. Vade One
Tierra / Laced Up
7" | 2020 | CA | Original (Outrun)
14,99 €*
Release:2020 / CA – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.07.2020
For our eighth Outrun release, we are pleased to serve up a hot one from the funky Finn, Lazy Ant. This one is G-funk, through and through, featuring West Coast MC, Vade One, all the way from Oceanside, San Diego.

From ‘Tierra’ to ‘Laced Up,’ Lazy Ant and Vade One deliver a short and sweet (and stone cold) gansta funk odyssey that feels like a forgotten classic. It's laidback, it’s humble, it’s lurid, and it smacks—pure and simple.
Format-440 - No More Games / Never Been Better
Format-440
No More Games / Never Been Better
7" | 2019 | CA | Original (Outrun)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / CA – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.07.2020
Format 440, the synth whisperer and hand clap connoisseur, blesses us with two new cuts for Outrun that show just how timeless funk music is, even when it's crafted with 80s-era computers. On No More Games, we hear a thrilling talk box vocal that blends with revved up synths and flourishes, all hovering nicely over a perfectly propellant bass line. And on Never Been Better, we have what could be a glowing dedication to the Gap Band, a celebratory and energetic groove capable of bringing lovers of all kinds to the dance floor for what will be a night well spent with their favorite DJ. Be sure to get this one—Format 440's impeccable programming and production is not to be missed.
Duktus - Flying Steps/ That Skank
Duktus
Flying Steps/ That Skank
7" | 2019 | CA | Original (Outrun)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / CA – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.07.2020
Whether it’s Hennessy and green tea, or hip hop and funk—some things are just worth combining. And so it is with the Duktus’ genre-altering Outrun release. On Flying Steps, we get one part new jack swing, and one part boogie. The result? A transcendent, first class ticket to a laid back and refreshing state of mind. And on the colorful that Skank, the vibe is not unlike a freshly ironed, extra bright and extra white cotton tee—super fresh and loose. Pair with your favorite quality liquor or organic juice.
G-Nof - Fonk Poetry / I Luv U
G-Nof
Fonk Poetry / I Luv U
7" | 2019 | CA | Original (Outrun)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / CA – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.07.2020
The man G-noF is back with another indisputable funk banger on Outrun Records. Fonk Poetry is a love letter to the ones who step out on the dance floor, with a solid groove and uplifting chord progression that elevates the mind, body, and spirit. And on the similarly paced, I Luv U, G-noF takes things to the next level with a seriously sweaty affair. Listen as vocoders and slick leads dance on a wet, lip-smacking bass line and drum pattern that whips us all into shape.
High Park Funk - Circle / Frequency
High Park Funk
Circle / Frequency
7" | 2018 | CA | Original (Outrun)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / CA – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.07.2020
The second release from Outrun Records is brought to us by Scotland’s High Park Funk, with two new hot tracks that are dangerously easy to love. Circle, an undeniable boogie funk cut will immediately light up your face in a brilliant neon, and lift your spirits with savory swooping bass and a dancing brass arrangement. Circle brings us through to 1984—but through the VIP entrance, of course.

With Frequency, the listener wakes up a decade later, hit with a laid back gangsta funk track. Solid kicks and claps, gingerly played keys, deft bass lines that bounce at the perfect height, eye watering leads, and most importantly, a locked-in talk box vocal that brings the track together perfectly, making this one a must-have for friends of the funk.
High Park Funk - Sundae
High Park Funk
Sundae
Tape | 2019 | CA | Original (Outrun)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / CA – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.07.2020
The first full length album and cassette release on Outrun, Sundae is a mini modern funk odyssey by Scotland’s High Park Funk, one in which we visit many of his standout modern funk and boogie gems. From the introductory Sundae, the lights are dimmed for a special listening experience—and we get what we are promised. Bright and gleaming cuts like Tell Me How You Feel and Kounting Stars, the Kleeer-esque My Melody, and the sloppy spoonful of funk served on Grandad, are what make this stripped-down, funkafied album a lovely addition to a growing funk tape collection. This is a album for lovers of glassy, beautiful chords, stanky bass lines, scintillating synth leads, and of course, glorious doo-wop talkbox ditties.
Lee Stone - What Is Life
Lee Stone
What Is Life
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Tramp)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.06.2020
After What Is Life was released on the first volume in the Praise Poems series we received a lot of requests to re-issue the 45rpm single too. Admittedly it took quite some time but now the wait is over. As always on Tramp, this release is strictly limited and will not be repressed. Be quick - once its gone, its gone.
Blakaz - SagaI
Blakaz
SagaI
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Lézard Zébré)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.06.2020
Blakaz is the name of the new project of LOYA.The aim is to collaborate with different Indian Ocean artists to produce an album with each of them and then tour after several work sessions near their place of residence.The first part is in Mauritius, the second in Madagascar and the last will be in Mozambique. After a 2 two-week work sessions in Mauritius with the singer Menwar, the album Sagaï will be released in April 2020 and followed by a tour in La Réunion and Europe. During this tour, they will be accompanied by percussionist Kersley Sham. After a first collaboration in May 2019 with Menwar, Loya wanted to do a more in-depth work on the sega music of Mauritius. The will was to explore new sounds using synthetic sound sources while respecting the spirit of the typical sega. As Menwar is considered as a master of ravanne,LOYA started by studying his specific rythmic on the frame drum and synthesized it on his electronic machines.The dialogue between machines and acoustic instruments is the backbone of this project. The percussion ravanne is highlighted, with 2 compositions devoted to it.The frst where Menwar talks about his instrument on a synthesized ravanne rhythm.And a second where he sings his ravanne rhythm like in the " konnakol" in Carnatic music ( from south India ). The rest of the repertoire consists of traditional songs by composers Ti Frère,Georges Armelle, Fanfan.
Frogsichord - Frogsichord
Frogsichord
Frogsichord
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Staalplaat)
42,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Classical Music
Preorder 05.06.2020
Architect John Körmeling and maverick musician Charlemagne Palestine collaborate on a whole new system of music. A famous English conductor said that the harpsichord sounded like "two skeletons copulating on a tin roof". An instrument that was once the basis of every orchestra and chamber ensemble was long ago replaced by the stronger and, for some, sweeter sounding piano. Now the harpsichord is very much the preserve of specialists and early-music supporters and has seen very little progress in design. Enter architect and musical philosopher John Körmeling. In addition to designing utopian public spaces like the "Happy Street" which served as the Dutch pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010, and the "Straight Road" artwork which played with the mismatch between the curvature of the earth and our need to see life in two dimensions, Körmeling has devised a system of music that sets aside familiar Western tuning and is based instead on square roots, areas and volumes. In order to realise this music, he turned back to the harpsichord and adapted its jangling sound to an intonation that literally plays Pythagorean ratios. Remember Pythagoras from high school? Take a right angled triangle: a²+b²=c² . . . or play with the square roots of 1, 2, 3. Körmeling made it possible to hear ratios and proportions that we usually only encounter on the pages of a maths book. They don't sound . . . normal, but being mathematical they very quickly sound logical. Körmeling now had his instrument, but who would have the imagination and vision to play it. He turned to the veteran rule-breaker Charlemagne Palestine, pioneer of long-form improvisations on harpsichord, harmonium and other neglected keyboard instruments. The idea of "playing a triangle" immediately appealed. Responding to the invitation from Körmeling, he said that "thiss Pythagoriann harpsichordd was just upp myy alley,,,,,,,,,". (He writes like he plays: his own way.) Palestine saw the new instrument and named it the Frogsichord after its colour. A new limited edition staalplaat double LP Frogsichord documents performances on the Frogsichord made in Brussels, Rotterdam and in Cappadocia, Turkey. The sound is strange, perhaps even estranging, but Palestine has made it his own, and created a music that is rich and detailed, not simply "exotic". It's no longer a question of "Western" tonality colliding with "non-European" harmonic systems. Here is music that taps into the universal language of mathematics, one that we are all programmed, however unwillingly, to understand. Meet the Frogsichord. It will change how you listen to music. It might even help you with maths. And it doesn't sound like skeletons at all, but full of life . . .
Frogsichord - Frogsichord
Frogsichord
Frogsichord
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Staalplaat)
38,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Classical Music
Preorder 05.06.2020
Architect John Körmeling and maverick musician Charlemagne Palestine collaborate on a whole new system of music. A famous English conductor said that the harpsichord sounded like "two skeletons copulating on a tin roof". An instrument that was once the basis of every orchestra and chamber ensemble was long ago replaced by the stronger and, for some, sweeter sounding piano. Now the harpsichord is very much the preserve of specialists and early-music supporters and has seen very little progress in design. Enter architect and musical philosopher John Körmeling. In addition to designing utopian public spaces like the "Happy Street" which served as the Dutch pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010, and the "Straight Road" artwork which played with the mismatch between the curvature of the earth and our need to see life in two dimensions, Körmeling has devised a system of music that sets aside familiar Western tuning and is based instead on square roots, areas and volumes. In order to realise this music, he turned back to the harpsichord and adapted its jangling sound to an intonation that literally plays Pythagorean ratios. Remember Pythagoras from high school? Take a right angled triangle: a²+b²=c² . . . or play with the square roots of 1, 2, 3. Körmeling made it possible to hear ratios and proportions that we usually only encounter on the pages of a maths book. They don't sound . . . normal, but being mathematical they very quickly sound logical. Körmeling now had his instrument, but who would have the imagination and vision to play it. He turned to the veteran rule-breaker Charlemagne Palestine, pioneer of long-form improvisations on harpsichord, harmonium and other neglected keyboard instruments. The idea of "playing a triangle" immediately appealed. Responding to the invitation from Körmeling, he said that "thiss Pythagoriann harpsichordd was just upp myy alley,,,,,,,,,". (He writes like he plays: his own way.) Palestine saw the new instrument and named it the Frogsichord after its colour. A new limited edition staalplaat double LP Frogsichord documents performances on the Frogsichord made in Brussels, Rotterdam and in Cappadocia, Turkey. The sound is strange, perhaps even estranging, but Palestine has made it his own, and created a music that is rich and detailed, not simply "exotic". It's no longer a question of "Western" tonality colliding with "non-European" harmonic systems. Here is music that taps into the universal language of mathematics, one that we are all programmed, however unwillingly, to understand. Meet the Frogsichord. It will change how you listen to music. It might even help you with maths. And it doesn't sound like skeletons at all, but full of life . . .
Cortex - Troupeau Bleu 2020 Repress Edition With Poster
Cortex
Troupeau Bleu 2020 Repress Edition With Poster
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Trad Vibe)
19,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.06.2020
Limited 2020 repress of this Euro-Jazz-Funk classic - thsi time with poster!
Cortex - Volume 2
Cortex
Volume 2
Tape | 2020 | EU | Original (Trad Vibe)
16,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
Trad Vibe Records is proud to announce the Cassettes of the three first albums by French Jazz-Funk band, Cortex: Troupeau Bleu, Cortex Vol.2 and Pourquoi, all originally recorded between 1975 and 1978. This is the very first time that these 3 masterpieces will be available together in Tapes. This French Jazz group has become a cult classic for Jazz-Funk addicts worldwide. From the US to Japan and across the world, many are the stars of Hip-Hop, Rap and Electronic music, who have sampled the compositions of Alain Mion with Cortex. These 3 albums have become mythic collectable classics and a favorite for international funk collectors for years! Everyone will now be able to discover or re-discover this trilogy; and one of the finest and most representative bands from the French Jazz scene of the 70s.
Cortex - Troupeau Bleu
Cortex
Troupeau Bleu
Tape | 2020 | EU | Original (Trad Vibe)
16,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
Trad Vibe Records is proud to announce the Cassettes of the three first albums by French Jazz-Funk band, Cortex: Troupeau Bleu, Cortex Vol.2 and Pourquoi, all originally recorded between 1975 and 1978. This is the very first time that these 3 masterpieces will be available together in Tapes. This French Jazz group has become a cult classic for Jazz-Funk addicts worldwide. From the US to Japan and across the world, many are the stars of Hip-Hop, Rap and Electronic music, who have sampled the compositions of Alain Mion with Cortex. These 3 albums have become mythic collectable classics and a favorite for international funk collectors for years! Everyone will now be able to discover or re-discover this trilogy; and one of the finest and most representative bands from the French Jazz scene of the 70s.
Cortex - Pourquoi
Cortex
Pourquoi
Tape | 2020 | EU | Original (Trad Vibe)
16,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.06.2020
Trad Vibe Records is proud to announce the Cassettes of the three first albums by French Jazz-Funk band, Cortex: Troupeau Bleu, Cortex Vol.2 and Pourquoi, all originally recorded between 1975 and 1978. This is the very first time that these 3 masterpieces will be available together in Tapes. This French Jazz group has become a cult classic for Jazz-Funk addicts worldwide. From the US to Japan and across the world, many are the stars of Hip-Hop, Rap and Electronic music, who have sampled the compositions of Alain Mion with Cortex. These 3 albums have become mythic collectable classics and a favorite for international funk collectors for years! Everyone will now be able to discover or re-discover this trilogy; and one of the finest and most representative bands from the French Jazz scene of the 70s.
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