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Ryo Fukui - Scenery
Ryo Fukui
Scenery
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
24,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Ryo Fukui’s 1976 highly sought-after jazz masterpiece Scenery in a Deluxe Limited Edition 2018 Reissue, 180g, Half Speed Master, Gold Sticker, Obi Tag, Stoughton Sleeve, Limited to 2000. We Release Jazz (WRWTFWW Records’ new sister-label) is proud to present its first release, the official reissue of Ryo Fukui’s highly sought-after masterpiece Scenery (1976), sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180g vinyl mastered at half speed for audiophile sound.
Ryo Fukui - Mellow Dream
Ryo Fukui
Mellow Dream
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
24,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.06.2018
Ryo Fukui’s 1977 highly sought-after jazz gem MELLOW DREAM in a Deluxe Limited Edition 2018 Reissue, 180g, Half Speed Master, Gold Sticker, Obi Tag, Stoughton Sleeve, Limited to 1000. We Release Jazz (WRWTFWW Records’ new sister-label) is thrilled to present the official reissue of criminally overlooked Japanese jazz gem Mellow Dream (1977) by Hokkaido pianist wunderkind Ryo Fukui, released in conjunction with the its legendary predecessor Scenery, sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180g vinyl mastered at half speed for audiophile sound.
Alfa Mist - Antiphon Transparent Orange Vinyl Edition
V.A. - Napoli Segreta Volume 1
V.A.
Napoli Segreta Volume 1
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Early Sounds / NG Rec)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.07.2018
Early Sounds in collaboration with NG Rec, presents first volume of "Napoli Segreta", the rarest and most sought after compositions of the 70's and 80's Napolitan disco and funk scene.
V.A. - Onda De Amor: Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were (1984-94)
V.A.
Onda De Amor: Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were (1984-94)
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Soundway)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.07.2018
Some crate-digging compilations are often the result of someone hand-picking their choice favourites from another country’s musical history, perhaps unaware or uninvolved with its cultural lineage in the process. On Soundway’s latest release - a treasure trove of synth jams, pop, samba boogie, balearic and electro from 1980 & ‘90s Brazil - the tracks are picked by Millos Kaiser, one half of the Brazilian duo Selvagem, who are at the helm of throwing some of the country’s best dance parties. It’s a rare compilation that offers Brazilian music actually picked by a Brazilian.Whilst names such as Ricardo Bomba, Villa Box, Fogo Baiano, Electric Boogies and Batista Junior may not be household names, they tell an untold, yet rich and important part of musical history in Brazil. The release also covers a decade that has been intentionally forgotten and brushed aside by many in the country.Onda De Amor is a release that is loaded with smooth grooves, bubbling bass, glistening synthesisers, funk strutting guitar lines and sheen of production that undeniably marks it of its time. For Kaiser this compilation is about reintroducing music during a period of reappraisal, catching a new wave and hoping contemporary listeners will ride it with him. “The idea is to do justice to these songs. Songs that combine all the right ingredients that should have put them on radio playlists when I was growing up or at least in the cases of more adventurous DJs”.Millos Kaiser is a DJ, digger, vinyl junkie/dealer born in Rio de Janeiro and living in São Paulo for the past 8 years. He launched the dance party/club night Selvagem with partner Trepanado in 2010, bringing thousands of dancers one Sunday a month to a public square in the heart of São Paulo.
J.Rocc - Funky President Edits Volume 6: Late Friday Night / Can I Walk?
J.Rocc
Funky President Edits Volume 6: Late Friday Night / Can I Walk?
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Beat Junkie Sound)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
“These have been a secret in my crates and with so many DJ’s asking itwhen played. I decided to let the people have them” - J Rocc
Kalima - (Where Is The) Sunshine
Kalima
(Where Is The) Sunshine
7" | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Chuwanaga)
10,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
For its third release, Chuwanaga goes back in the past with the reissue of “(Where Is The) Sunshine” by Kalima, a rare 7” originally released in 1981 and produced in Baltimore by Afro-American pianist and producer Derrick Amin. Part I on the A side and part II on the B side form a real journey, a beauty in its own style fusing jazz, soul and spirituality as well as political values.Back in the mid-seventies Derrick Amin brought together young musicians from his Afro-American Muslim community in Baltimore. He tells us: “all black music in America is a response to racism and slavery” and “(Where Is The) Sunshine” was their own answer, “a plaintiff query of one immerse in darkness. The darkness of lies, lies that deny the humanity, justice, and equality of people. It’s the impetus of this song”. He adds: “Kalima means “Word” or “Langage” in Arabic. The name was inspired by a quote from Imam W.D. Mohammad (the late Muslim American leader and erstwhile successor to Nation of Islam founder, Elijah Muhammad) who once said: “Words make people””.With its splendid vocal parts (thanks to vocalist Sabreen Shareef), a unique major-to-minor chord progression, subtle synthesizer melodies in the chorus and amazing electric piano and sax solos, it really is a very special release. It’s been discovered in a Motor City Drum Ensemble’s jazz set with Gilles Peterson at the J.A.W. Family Reunion in Berlin back in 2016. Still, one must not forget its yet poetic still political message now shared once again with the world. The question asked by Kalima sadly still remains as relevant in 2018: Where is the sunshine?
Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth
Kamasi Washington
Heaven & Earth
4LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Young Turks)
53,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Der Jazz-Innovator Kamasi Washington veröffentlicht am 22.06.18 sein neues Album „Heaven & Earth“ auf Young Turks. Der langerwartete Nachfolger zu seinem Debüt „The Epic“ ist ein Konzeptalbum, das aus zwei Hälften besteht, die sich thematisch Himmel und Erde zuordnen lassen. Die insgesamt 16 Tracks, die sich auf vier Vinyle verteilen, wurden mit seiner Band The Next Step, wie auch Mitgliedern des The West Coast Get Down Kollektivs in den Henson Studios in Los Angeles aufgenommen. Die Musik auf „Heaven & Earth“ wurde von Kamasi Washington geschrieben und komponiert und unter Mithilfe von Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Ronald Bruner, Jr., Cameron Graves, Brandon Coleman, Miles Mosley, Patrice Quinn, Tony Austin und vielen anderen arrangiert.
Mombasa Vikings - Kibe Kibe / Mama Matotoya
Mombasa Vikings
Kibe Kibe / Mama Matotoya
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Afro7)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Two sides of killer chakacha flavoured jazzy afro-beat from Kenyas Coast, finally reissued by Afro7 records with original artwork and bespoke jacket. Limited release!
Di Melo - A.E.I.O.U.
Di Melo
A.E.I.O.U.
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Favorite)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
New single by legendary Brazilian singer DI MELO, 40 years after his classic self-titled Samba-Soul LP. Performed and produced by French brilliant combo COTONETE, this single and collaboration will be followed by a full album early 2019.Florian Pelissier speaks about the project: “On tour in Brazil with Cotonete, we had a few days off in Sao Paulo and I really hoped to make a collaboration with an important artist or band from the Brazilian funk scene. We had thought of Marcos Valle, Meta Meta or Ed Motta... but Rafaela Prestes our Brazilian "sound ingineer/genious" told me: "I worked for the return of Di Melo in Rio 2 years ago. He rocks, he’s adorable and he lives in Sao Paulo, here’s his number, he would be perfect for Cotonete."No sooner said than done. I'm a huge fan of Di Melo and had already tried to contact him for Cotonete 6 years ago. The next day, on a Sunday, he arrives at our house with Jo, his wife, and Gabi, his daughter. He takes the guitar in front of us in the kitchen, and gives us a private show of 3 hours… we cried the tears of joy.He had 400 original songs never recorded, a gold mine. On the same night, we started working the arrangements for 2 days, followed by a rehearsal and two small gigs in Sao Paulo. Immediately after, we recorded in the magical Epsilon B studio. All with the participation of Gabi, his 10-year-old daughter, and future star.This album is the summary of this moment, of these 5 days of madness spent together between “the best band in the world” and the legend Roberto Di Melo… Simple, beautiful, Brazilian-French, human music…”
V.A. - J-Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984
V.A.
J-Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984
3LP | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
28,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
In the years following World War Two, Japan developed one of the most insatiable, dynamic and diverse markets for jazz. For a crucial period of little over a decade – from the late 1960s to the early 1980s – Japanese jazz culture progressed at an astonishing rate, producing an extraordinary array of artists, recordings and record labels that created some of the most forward thinking and impressive jazz to be committed to tape. This amazing journey is explored on ‘J Jazz’.This compilation from BBE uncovers some of the most sought after and rare material from this period and pulls together key artists who shaped the post-war modern jazz scene in Japan.‘J Jazz’ includes obscure and sought after rarities like the bass-driven power jazz of Koichi Matsukaze’s ‘Earth Mother’, the holy grail rarity of Aizawa Tohru Quartet’s ‘Dead Letter’ and the loping majesty of Takeo Moriyama’s ‘North Wind’. This collection takes the listener into deep spiritual jazz, post-modal impressionism and fierce dance-floor fusion with material from artists and composers whose names are generally only known to committed collectors of Japanese jazz. Fumio Karashima, Mitsuaki Katayama, Takeo Moriyama and Kiyoshi Sugimoto are among the names featured on an album aiming to shed a little light on the shadowy world of Japanese jazz clubs, tucked away in the neon backstreets. This music demands a wider audience and BBE are excited to deliver a landmark compilation, lifting the veil on this wonderful and mysterious area of the global jazz catalogue.None of the tracks featured on ‘J Jazz’ have ever received an official release outside Japan before. The albums the tracks are taken from are extremely hard to find and often fetch huge sums on the collector’s circuit. Originally pressed in small numbers on independent and private labels such as Union, Johnny’s Disk, Whynot, ALM and VAP, these tracks are now available for everyone to enjoy.Compiled by Tony Higgins and Mike Peden, both long-time collectors of Japanese jazz, ’J Jazz’ brings together the very best in modern jazz from Japan, recorded during a critical period of musical and cultural transition that saw composers and musicians not only assert a new artistic identity but also create a lasting musical legacy.
Fearless Flyers, The - The Fearless Flyers EP
Fearless Flyers, The
The Fearless Flyers EP
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Vulf)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Limited edition vinyl pressed on 180gram vinyl!Only one copy per customer!The line-up of this band consists of Joe Dart (bass), Cory Wong (guitar), Nate Smith (drums) and Mark Lettieri (guitar). Joe Dart and Cory Wong are members of Vulfpeck and the sound of this new project is also full of funk and groove. This is release is a sure shot. TIP!!
Carmen - Throw Down
V.A. - Princes Of Abzu
V.A.
Princes Of Abzu
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Hard Fist)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 22.06.2018
The Lyon imprint Hard Fist strikes again with the collaborative Princes of Abzu EP, federating producers hailing from multiple horizons. Although they may belong to different geographical spaces (London, Moscow, Amman, Tokyo, Paris…), the artists gathered in the EP share a common love for middle-eastern sounds and their transcendantal powers, which they mix with cosmic industrial beats, creating mystical imaginary landscapes, as if beduins were organising a pagan rave in a Düsseldorf factory. In addition with the producers, many musicians took part in this project, like for instance Mejwez's player Abu Sayah and Hervé Carvalho from Acid Arab who play in Semsemeh.
Barbatuques - Baiana (Brasingles Volume 2)
Barbatuques
Baiana (Brasingles Volume 2)
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Optimo Music Selva Discos)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.06.2018
The fourth release of Selva Discos is one that has been bursting audiences into flames for a good while. Barbatuques, a well-known Brazilian group of body percussionists, adapted "Baianá" back in 2005 (first released on the "O Seguinte É Esse" album) and since then it became a staple of their concerts, getting crazy reactions from the children to the elder, being featured on soundtracks and sampled by trap duo Tropkillaz.
Yannick Chevalier - Ecoute Le Son Du Soleil
Yannick Chevalier
Ecoute Le Son Du Soleil
12" | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Best Record Italy)
16,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Written in 1984 during MIDEM in Cannes 'Ecoute Le Son Du Soleil' alternating DJ vocals and singing, interspersed with Jingles, reflect Yannick Chevalier's radio shows, club performances and live sets. Today can be considered one of the most cosmic records produced in france.... thanks also to the heavy use of one of the very first harmonizers (Publison DHM 89 called the Infernal Machine) for the effects on voice. This limited edition reissue from Best Record Italy contains the vocal, instrumental plus the unreleased dub version and the Jingles that can be useful on your personal selections !
Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics - OST
Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics
OST
2LP | 2010 | EU | Reissue (Strut)
27,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 13.07.2018
Strut repress a classic from 2010, The Heliocentrics’ groundbreaking studio collaboration with Lloyd Miller, ‘(OST)’.Recorded following their award-winning collaboration with Ethio jazz pioneer, Mulatu Astatke (Mojo magazine Top 50 of the year 2009, Sunday Times World Music Album of the year), pioneering UK collective The Heliocentrics resurfaced with another fascinating jazz enigma, ethno-musicologist, jazz maestro and multi-instrumentalist, Lloyd Miller.Learning various instruments and immersing himself in New Orleans jazz through his father, a professional clarinet player, Lloyd Miller first trained himself in the styles of George Lewis and Jimmy Giuffre and cut his first Dixieland jazz 78 rpm record in 1950. During the late ‘50s, his father landed a job in Iran and Miller began to develop a lifelong interest in Persian and Eastern music forms, learning to play a vast array of traditional ethnic instruments from across Asia and the Middle East.He toured Europe heavily, basing himself in Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Germany (where he played with Eddie Harris and Don Ellis) and, most famously, in Paris where he worked with leftfield bandleader Jef Gilson, a phenomenon in French jazz during the early ‘60s. Miller returned to the Middle East during the ‘70s, landing his own TV show on NIRTV in Tehran under the name Kurosh Ali Khan. His show became a national fixture and ran for seven years. More recently, his mid-‘60s album ‘Oriental Jazz’ has become a collector’s favourite.Emerging from an acoustic jazz session in 2007 set up by Jazzman, the Heliocentrics collaboration was recorded at the band’s Quatermass Studios in East London during January and February 2010, a fresh, freeform mix of Eastern arrangements, jazz and angular psychedelics. The recordings involved a number of ethnic instruments that Miller played and studied throughout his career including the oud, Phonofiddle, Indian santur, Chinese shawm and wooden flute.Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics’ ‘(OST)’ will be repressed on its original 2LP format, 1000 copies only.LLOYD MILLER & THE HELIOCENTRICS – (OST)Tracklisting
Altin Gün - On
Altin Gün
On
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Bongo Joe)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Auf ihrem Debütalbum „On“ zeigen Altin Gün, wie wundervoll sich traditionelletürkische Folksongs mit Funkrhythmen und einer ordentlichen Portion Psychrockkombinieren lassen: moderner, tanzbarer Sound mit orientalischem Touch. Psychedelic Rock erlebte in den 60er- und 70er Jahren in der Türkei eine echte Hochphase undgenoss weltweite Aufmerksamkeit. Nachdem Bassist Jasper Verhulst einst mit Jacco Gardner in Istanbul performte, war er unmittelbar fasziniert vom Sound der Türkei der 70er Jahre.Mit Altin Gün (Dt. Goldener Tag) machte er es sich zur Aufgabe, diesen Sound wiederzubelebenund als er mit seinen Musikerkollegen Ben Rider, Nic Mauskovic (The MauskovicDance Band) und Gino Groeneveld (Jungle By Night) über Facebook auf die beidenSängerinnen Merve Dasdemir und Erdinc Yildiz Ecevit traf, war die Band komplett.Bei Altin Gün werden neben Gitarre, Bass und Schlagzeug auch immer wieder orientalischeInstrumente eingesetzt, mit Wah-Wahs werden Gitarren verzerrt und fuzzy Sounds eingebaut.Durch den frischen Sound und einige westliche musikalische Einflüsse wird der Anadolu Rockaufgefrischt und passt hervoragend in unsere Zeit. Sie singen von Liebe, Tod, Sehnsucht undSchicksal, gepaart mit einer Musik, die uns bekannt vorkommt, aber anders ist. Sowohl mitCoverversionen von Künstlern wie Selda Bacan, Bari Manco oder Erkin Koray alsauch mit eigenen Arrangements türkischer Traditionals wissen Altin Gün zu überzeugen.Sie mischen Ebendiese mit Psychedelia, Funk und Psychrock und erschaffen so einen höchsttanzbaren Genre-Mix, der seinesgleichen sucht.
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Midnight Hour
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
The Midnight Hour
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
33,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
The Midnight Hour is Black excellence: an ode to the cultural sophistication that the Harlem Renaissanceestablished for its people. The Midnight Hour is comprised of Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge,alongside a tight rhythm section and a full orchestra. The album has features from CeeLo Green, RaphaelSaadiq, Masha Ambrosius, Bilal, Eryn Allen Kane, Karolina and more.Adrian and Ali began working on this album back in 2013, but put the project aside as they would scorethe hit Netflix series Marvel’s Luke Cage (the two even perform in an episode of the upcoming secondseason). The Midnight Hour is a soul/jazz/hip hop album which continues the conversations started byyesterday’s jazz and funk pioneers; those that created the bedrock of samples for hip hop producers in the80s/90s. The Midnight Hour is sophisticated hip hop that fans will enjoy, capturing their jazz rhythmsection, and a full orchestra, to analog tape.One of the seminal compositions, “Questions” originally began as an unfinished Midnight Hour demo withCee-Lo Green. However, Kendrick Lamar heard the track and wanted to sample portions for hisGRAMMY-winning album To Pimp a Butterfly (the song ultimately made it to Kendrick’s 2016 compilationUntitled Unmastered as ""Untitled 06 | 06.30.2014.""). The full, completed version of “Questions” is now thelead single on The Midnight Hour.“So Amazing” is a reimagining of Luther Vandross’ 1986 single. Ali and Adrian took Luther's original vocalstems and composed new music, as if they were in the room with Luther originally. This transcendentalrecording is something that really makes The Midnight Hour special.
Black Savage - Black Savage
Black Savage
Black Savage
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Afro7)
19,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Fantastic new compilation of the Kenyan Afro-Rock group Black Savage, 9 tracks taken from one extremely rare LP and two singles 1975-78. Comes with digital download codes, colorful insert and CD with bonus tracks not available on the lp, liners written by Kenyan music journalist Emmanuel Mwendwa. The Black Savage band came out of the Duke of York school in Nairobi, the group had prominent members like renowned world musician Job Seda (Ayub Ogada) they released one album on EMI East Africa in 1975 and three others singles, two in 76 and 78, and one in the early 80s. This LP (CD inside the jacket) is a compilation with half of the album and two of the singles. The music is somewhat rock hybrid with politically fueled lyrics and funky undertones and even folkloric at times, drawing influences from Deep Purple, Pink Floyd to Mandrill and Ohio Players – It’s a must listen!
King Sporty & The Ex Tras - Do You Wanna Dance?
King Sporty & The Ex Tras
Do You Wanna Dance?
12" | 1983 | EU | Reissue (Emotional Rescue)
12,99 €*
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Emotional Rescue returns with the third (and final?) King Sporty & The Ex Tras releases with the first ever-official reissue of the highly sought after cult boogie jam Do You Wanna Dance? Coming as remastered vocal and instrumental, plus again featuring a special Discomix, this time courtesy of acid-disco slayer Felix Dickinson. Appearing shortly after the success of the band's only album, Extra Funky, Do You Wanna Dance? pointed the way forward, moving further from Disco and closer to the rising electro-boogie sounds that were sweeping the dance floors. The confident up / jump electro drum programming, slap bass and trademark Sporty guitar chops are propelled by a monster swamp inducing synth arpeggio that sings the funk electric, while hip-hop-shout-outs ride the rhythm. If the vocals are too much for some, then the original Instrumental (dub) is also included for those just wanting that infectious groove. As many will recall, Do You Wanna Dance? featured on Felix's "Originals" compilation for Claremont 56 back in 2011, so when the King Sporty reissue project was coming together there was only one name to be asked for the Discomix. With a long history of DJing and music production, as well the man behind the Recycled Records, Fools Gold, Urban Myth and Bastedos labels, as well many, many releases on the long running and aptly titled Cynic Recordings, his remix arrives on point. Teasingly drawn out, his mix switches back / forth between versions, the interplay between vocals, guitar, bass and electro-glide synths hypnotically building, with Dickinson's deftly dubbing tripping it out, making the title's question irrelevant, as mind and feet involuntarily move.
Ill Considered - Ill Considered 3
Ill Considered
Ill Considered 3
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Ill Considered)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
The third album from Ill Considered has been a revelatory part of the journey for its members. While the first album was completely improvised in a two hour session involving all four musicians and no pre-written tunes, the second album was a live gig recorded at The Crypt Jazz Club, London, involving mainly compositions ( taken from the first album, as well as new tunes and some from Wildflower (the other band in which Leon Brichard and Idris Rahman collaborate with drummer Tom Skinner). The creation of Ill Considered 3 was quite different again. A session was booked at the same studio in which Ill Considered’s first album was created, and the four musicians met (this time with Satin Singh on percussion) with a view to recording some pre-written melodies as well as some fresh, improvised material. The band soon realised that although the pre-written tunes were to some degree working nicely, there was no comparison with the vibe, energy, spontaneity and overall freedom of the fully improvised material. There is a musical freedom that this particular combination of musicians needs to express - throwing caution to the wind they create soundscapes, atmospheres, dreamy groove based journeys immediately in the moment, held together by deeply felt musical interaction and the interspersion of hooky bass lines and melodies. Using simple but effective motifs, the band again manage to build from delicate, intimate moments of emotion to screaming climaxes and drum and bass inspired head-bangers. Meditative and spiritual in essence, there are a wide range of textures in this album: Djinn has an ethereal, mystical calm about it, whilst the bass harmonics and minimal percussion of Nada Brahma give an almost Gamelan-like texture. Delusion and Meditation have a head-nodding, deep and dirty jazz-funk-inspired restless energy punctuated by abstract melodic hooks that stay with you long after you’ve finished listening. Along with the improvised band tracks, there are three short solo tracks from bass, drums and sax - again created in the spirit of freedom.
John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album Deluxe Edition
David Waciuma & The Rapture Voices - Devil Go / Jesu Kristo
David Waciuma & The Rapture Voices
Devil Go / Jesu Kristo
7" | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Afro7)
9,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Reissue of a tough gospel doublesider from Nairobi 1976! Devil Go is a great R&B shaker while Jesu Kristo is a funky afro-ruck numbers. Comes with original label design and bespoke afro7 jacket!
Tenderlonious - The Shakedown Feat. The 22 Archestra
Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This Late Nite Tuff Guy Remix
Idris Muhammad
Could Heaven Ever Be Like This Late Nite Tuff Guy Remix
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Kudu)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 22.06.2018
They don’t get much more anthemic than Idris Muhammad’s ‘Could Heaven Ever Be Like This’ and who better to rework it than edit royalty, Late Nite Tuff Guy. Subtle in his touches yet incorporating a more DJ friendly, dancefloor orientated beat and tension building intro which teases elements of this classic before that instantly recognizable bass riff and staccato guitar chords come into play.That subtlety is key when it comes to handling a record as epic as this, elements are accentuated and looped, delicate effects are woven in but the soul and feeling of Idris’ music is lovingly maintained by LNTG. And for the purists out there, the flip houses the original mix so you’ve got two paths to heaven to choose from.
Tullio De Piscopo - Stop Bajon
Tullio De Piscopo
Stop Bajon
12" | 1983 | EU | Reissue (Best Record Italy)
16,99 €*
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Originally released in 1983 Stop Bajon (Primavera) became a favourite in Rimini Discotheques, Balearic Islands and even Chicago during the early house days. It was an anthem on what went on to become the Italo Disco movement. The vocal mix is still revered and played to this day by DJ's such as DJ Harvey at his Mercury Rising night at Pikes, Ibiza. This special limited edition release from Best Record Italy features for the first time the original acapellas (tracked down during tape restoration) plus the song Stadera that was available only on the first italian pressing and of course the original extended club vocal and instrumental.
Kamal Keila - Muslims And Christians
Kamal Keila
Muslims And Christians
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Habibi Funk)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.07.2018
Songs about the unity of Sudan, peace between Muslims and Christians and the fate of war orphans, backed by grooves equally taking influence from Arabic sounds, American funk as well as neighboring Ethiopia. Kamal Keila was among the first artist we met in Sudan during our two trips to Khartoum and Omdurman last year. He is one of the key figures of the Sudanese jazz scene that was a vital part of the musical culture in Sudan from the mid 1960s until the islamist revolution in the late 1980s. When we meet Kamal he luckily presented us with two mold covered studio reels. Each tape included five tracks. One with English lyrics and another with Arabic ones. Musically you can hear the influence of neighboring Ethiopia much more than on other Sudanese recordings of the time, as well as references to Fela and American funk and soul. His lyrics, at least when he sings in English which gave him more freedom from censorship, are very political. A brave statement in the political climate of Sudan of the last decades, preaching for the unity of Sudan, peace between Muslims and Christians and singing the blues about the fate of war orphans called „Shmasha“. A note inside one of the boxes specified the track titles, durations and the fact that the sessions were recorded on the 12th of august 1992. Both sessions stand as a hearable testament how Kamal Keila stuck to a sound aesthetic from decades ago, while incorporating current events into his lyrics.Kamal Keila’s album is the first in a series of releases covering the Sudanese jazz scene on Habibi Funk. Be on the lookout for albums by The Scorpions and Sharhabeel coming soon.
Ill Considered - Live At The Crypt
Ill Considered - Ill Considered
Ill Considered
Ill Considered
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Ill Considered)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Contemporary Jazz is still alive! Four musicians breaking all the rules, creating new compositions in the moment - No planning, no talking between takes, no idea what music will be made or where the session is going to take them, just a couple of hours snatched at an incredible London studio and a finished product that is wild, outrageously energetic, touching, subtly dynamic, and surprisingly coherent. Super tight as if it’s been rehearsed and perfected over many months, many of the tracks feel thoroughly thought-out and considered - ironically given the band’s chosen name. Wonky, mad, intense vibes at the cutting edge of contemporary UK improvised music. Idris Rahman on sax, Leon Brichard on bass, Emre Ramazanoglu on drums, Yahael Camara-Onono on percussion.
John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album
Eko Kuango - Eko Kuango
Eko Kuango
Eko Kuango
LP | 1986 | EU | Reissue (Libreville)
29,99 €*
Release:1986 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Originally pressed as a 12” in 1986, the reissue features also 5 unreleased tracks from an LP that never saw the light.
Donald Byrd - Love Has Come Around / I Feel Like Loving You Today
Donald Byrd
Love Has Come Around / I Feel Like Loving You Today
12" | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Groovin)
11,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.07.2018
Written and produced by Isaac HayesOriginally released in 1981Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Limited
Tohru Aizawa Quartet - Tachibana
Tohru Aizawa Quartet
Tachibana
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (BBE)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 27.07.2018
The desire to discover and delve into new and unexplored areas ofmusic has turned attention on the Japanese jazz scene of the1970s, often regarded as its gilded age. The recent groundbreakingsell-out BBE compilation J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazzfrom Japan 1969-1984 threw much needed light on thisfascinating era and presented a range of artists and music thatsurprised and delighted all who heard it. A key track on thecompilation was one of the rarest and least known: Dead Letter bythe Tohru Aizawa Quartet, taken from an album that was soelusive, some pondered whether it even existed.The album, Tachibana, was recored in 1975 and, until includedon the J Jazz compilation, was unknown except to a small group ofobsessive Japanese jazz collectors. The privately pressed recordwas the only album made by the Quartet, four amateur musicianswho were university students at the time. The session wasfinanced by a local businessman, Ikujiroh Tachibana, who pressedup a few hundred copies to use as a business card. In theintervening 40 odd years since its recording, few copies havesurfaced, making it an in-demand yet elusive artefact from thegolden age of Japanese jazz. BBE Records are honoured to presenta fully authorised reissue of this holy grail, licensed directly fromthe band themselves.Tachibana has all the necessary components of a cult album:pressed in small numbers, a few mysterious and vague detailsabout its origins, languishing in obscurity for decades and, aboveall, superb musical craftsmanship and skill. It can now be enjoyedby a new audience around the world.
100% Pure Poison - Windy C Collection
100% Pure Poison
Windy C Collection
2x7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.07.2018
This holly grail album has been transformed into a 45s collection. Dynamite Cuts releases a high quality limited edition 1000 copies double pack 2x7” release which gives you 4 of those masterpieces from that album. two never before on 7” vinyl all of the most in-demand tracks.
Amnesie - Turas
Amnesie
Turas
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Best Record Italy)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 20.07.2018
Another italo-disco and proto-house classic that inspired the early house movement. Heavily played in Chicago now reissued in the right form including the unreleased dub version mixed by the legendary dj Tony Carrasco !
Hizuru - Hizuru
Hizuru
Hizuru
LP | 2018 | JP | Original (Musilogue)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / JP – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Strictly limited edition vinyl!Musilogue has been pursuing a new sound by various combinations of musicians. This time, it’s an album by a collaborative project called “Hizuru” which uses Japanese traditional instruments and is the project of Ryota Nozaki, who is the center of Musilogue. Hizuru recorded the album with 9 musicians who play instruments including Shakuhachi, Koto and Shamisen. This album will give you a new perspective of Japanese jazz and fusion music. TIP!!This is Hizuru, a project which has presented various unique sounds by different ensembles. Not only Asuka but also Takeshi Kurihara from KYOTO JAZZ SEXTET appears on this album. The music played by Hizuru embodies a vanishing beauty and a beauty we have to inherit. This is indisputably an album which is made by Japanese musicians in a truly Japanese style without any unnecessary gimmicks. Of course, Ryota Nozaki’s ability as a composer is on full display, and there are also parts where a funky drum sound puts in an appearance, although it’s an extension of past music traditions it's not nostalgic but highly universal.The essence of Ryota Nozaki, Toru, Arata Inoue and Hatae Takeshi, as a band admirably matches the traditional Japanese sound and undaunted, Shiori Tanabe’s Shakuhachi, Shunsuke Kimura’s Shamisen and Fue and Asuka’s Koto dance with vitality upon the sound of the band. In addition, Takeshi Kurihara and Yurai, who are familiar musicians of Jazztronik, blend smoothly into the harmony. A new traditional Japanese music, which perfectly absorbs the influence of jazz and ambient, has been born. Even more than the fusion of traditional Japanese music and jazz in the late 60’s and early 70’s, from Hozan Yamamoto to Charlie Mariano. The challenge of Ryota Nozaki entering the “pure” Japanese music tradition could be a turning point in Japanese music history. Cast:Ryota Nozaki (Piano,Keyboard), Toru Nishijima (Bass), Shiori Tanabe (Shakuhachi), Shunsuke Kimura (Shamisen,Fue), Asuka (Koto), Takeshi Kurihara (SAX), Arata Inoue (Electric guitar), Yurai (Chorus), Takeshi Hatae (Drums)
Wildflower - Wildflower
Wildflower
Wildflower
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Ill Considered)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Wildflower is a trio comprising Idris Rahman (sax), Leon Brichard (bass) and Tom Skinner (drums). The trio takes you on an intense, meditative and spiritual musical journey that embodies the spirit of freedom. Based around hypnotic grooves laid down by Brichard’s unswervingly solid bass lines, drummer Skinner plays around artfully with the beats, grooving hard in constantly shifting, unexpected turns of rhythmic play. Rahman’s contributions range from subtle conversational interplay to loudly expressed angry passion to the most delicate of whispers, conveying a depth of emotion and a deep sense of musical structure withIn an ever changing sea of musical conversation. Using simple, arresting melodies as a starting point, the trio create freely improvised waves of emotion ranging from powerful climaxes to hauntingly beautiful breath-like passages and everything in-between, creating unique forms and structures that react to the acoustics and the atmosphere of the situation. Taking inspiration from the spiritual jazz pioneers such as John and Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Yusef Lateef and Sun Ra, compositional influences range from Gnawa music to modal jazz to Bengali folk music but the scope is wider still and the important unifying factor is the spontaneous communication and interplay between the three musicians. Rather than having a tight rigid structure, the tunes are allowed to breathe and develop into new unexplored forms, allowing fresh interpretations that make each performance a unique experience. The album is a collection of live and studio recordings that have been recorded and mixed by the band.
Maurice McGee - Do I Do Black Vinyl Edition
Gwen McCrae - Keep The Fire Burning / Funky Sensation
Calvin Carr & Company - Without Christ
Calvin Carr & Company
Without Christ
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (High Jazz)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Superb, heartwarming and spirit lifting gospel disco modern soul 45 first released in 1978 on Philadelphia United Records.Calvin Carr & Company are enriched with sensitivity and alive with the spirit. The kind of gospel that sweeps all over you and runs through your veins. There is always a sense of inadequacy when attempting to describe just how good something is. Words like exciting, inspiring and original come to mind but as always you will have to decide for yourself.Born and raised in Philadelphia, gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, pianist, band leader and producer Calvin Carr (now a Minister of the Gospel) possessed excellent ears for music at a very young age. The sounds of music that shaped his life were the sounds of his early church singing experience. He began playing the piano at the age of 9, continued his work in music throughout high school, composing, singing in different churches, learned how to executive produce and ended up working for the TCS Music Company under the direction of its founder Mr. Tony Carter, displaying the talents of Philadelphia’s local artists such as Gabriel Hardeman Delegation, The Young Delegation, Little Sammy & The Flying Cloud Jrs., Gwen Carter, The Collins Sisters, Brockington Singers…In 1978 Calvin released the now scarce and relatively unknown “Without Christ” 45 on the TCS “Philadelphia United Records“ subsidiary. By the end of 1980, Calvin Carr met Andrew Ford and his younger brother and musical genius, Steven Ford and with their partners, horn arranger Leon Frison, drummer Garfield Williams and bassist “Ting” Paul Burke, they formed the “Sweet Rain Records” Company that has produced some of America’s most notable gospel artists such as: Pastor Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir, Barbara Ward Farmer and the Wagner Alumni Choir, Rev Hubert Powell And The Gospel Truth, The Brockington Ensemble, Southeast Inspirational Choir, The Institutional Radio Choir of Brooklyn, N.Y, Southeast Inspirational Choir of Houston, TX introducing Yolanda Adams and countless others.
Omer Coleman Jr. - Lovin
Omer Coleman Jr.
Lovin
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Left Ear)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 20.07.2018
After previously releasing Starship Commander Woooo Woooo’s – Mastership LP, Left Ear Records have continued excavating the archives of the artist more formally known as Omer Coleman Jr. The result is two handpicked mid 80’s instrumentals salvaged from the original master tapes, as well as an extended vocal edit on the flip for good measure.After laying his alter ego to rest Omer made a handful of electronic releases on his own Kansas based ‘Remo’ label. Of these releases Left Ear has selected their two favourite instrumentals: ‘Lovin “Babe” Sure Is Fun’ and ‘So Good’. ‘Lovin “Babe” Sure Is Fun’ was originally released in ’85 and was created to celebrate a time in America where “the economy was good, people were happy and love was in the air”, the essence of which Omer captured using his Roland 808 and 303 in what may best be described as Acid-Boogie. ‘So Good’ on the other hand is a sensual downtempo cut shaped with heavy-bass, telephone samples and guitar solos that conjures images of late Night Rendezvous and compromising scenarios.
Archie Shepp Meets Kahil El'Zabar'S Ritual Trio - Conversations
Archie Shepp Meets Kahil El'Zabar'S Ritual Trio
Conversations
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Black Sweat)
28,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 25.06.2018
If «Conversations» celebrates the memory, the artistic and spiritual heritage of bassist Fred Hopkins, - an historical member of the revolutionary AACM of Chicago - who died in January 1999, it also marks the amazing collaboration between the Ritual Trio of Kahil El'Zabar (with Ari brown and Malachi Favors) and the intrepid veteran Archie Shepp, the great voice of the 70’s afro-free- jazz. Being a tribute that invites to an intimate memory, almost an antidote to exorcise the loss of a brother, the music is a spiritual hymn to life. Between ballads, hard-bop and free-improvised accents, blow winds of vibrant pianistic chiaroscuros, which reminds of the best Mccoy Tyner in the great blinding quartet of John Coltrane in the 60’s. Furthermore, when an angular rhythmic base decisively follows the typical hypnotic ostinato of the ancient tribal rituals, the voice is expressed in the purest black spirituals (Big Fred and Brother Malcolm), pervading some moments of that “Holiness” culture dear to the dawn of Afro-American identity. Here, Shepp brings back the flaming shivers of the golden age, when his message of freedom resonated the true spirits of primordial Africa.
Children Of Zeus - Travel Light
Children Of Zeus
Travel Light
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (First Word)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Preorder 13.07.2018
First Word Records is very proud to present the debut album by Children of Zeus - 'Travel Light'. It's been a long road leading to this album for Tyler Daley and Konny Kon. They first embarked on their expedition into the music game two decades back - Tyler entered the scene as a songwriter, producer and vocalist, originally under the moniker Hoodman, whilst Konny began MCing, DJing and beat-making for hip hop crews The Microdisiacs and Broke'n'£nglish, along with DRS & Strategy. To date, Children of Zeus have released three sell-out singles on First Word ('Still Standing', 'I Can't Wait' and 'Slow Down') and a compilation EP comprised of tracks made by the duo over the last decade entitled 'The Story So Far…'. Children of Zeus are finally at the stage where they are releasing their debut album proper; the over-riding ethos of which is about keeping their eyes on the road ahead, whilst shedding the baggage they've accumulated over the years - 'Travel Light'.
Alex Brown - In Search Of Love
Alex Brown
In Search Of Love
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Everland)
19,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
This extremely well crafted LP from 1970 is like a holy grail for sixties soul lovers. Just a few hundred promo-only copies were pressed on the Sundi label at the time and clean originals now fetch at least four figure sums. Singer-songwriter Alexandra Brown has worked extensively as a back-up singer with Ray Charles as member of the Raeletts and Monk Higgins with whom she wrote and recorded many tracks for his albums and soundtrack projects. Higgins also arranged, conducted, produced and co-wrote this amazingly great LP, incredibly Alex’ one and only solo album. This is absolutely the first ever official re-release. It comes in pristine sound quality drawn from the best known original sources.
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Kendra Morris - Summertime / Nothing Orange Vinyl Edition
Kendra Morris
Summertime / Nothing Orange Vinyl Edition
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Papi)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.07.2018
Limited edition vinyl only!PAPI is the new imprint started by Peter Agoston. Previous labels ran by Agoston are Female Fun Records (Prince Paul, DOOM, Sadat X) and Glydezone (Dam-Funk), Agoston also created and curated the long-running hip-hop music video series ‘Culturama’ and has been working in the music industry for over 20 years.“Summertime” by Kendra Morris is the new definitive 2018 Summer anthem. Limited orange vinyl edition and hand-numbered by Kendra Morris herself! Don’t sleep!
Pat Van Dyke - Hello, Summer Blue Vinyl Edition
Pat Van Dyke
Hello, Summer Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Cotter)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
A beautiful album. A jazz album. Hello, Summer is the third full length solo LP from the talented Pat Van Dyke—a recording full of soulful, upbeat and superbly well-thought-out arrangements that is destined for your heavy rotation bin for years and years to come. Van Dyke has upped the ante on this release, playing all instruments himself (with the exception of the horn section and featured soloists)—in addition to writing, performing, producing, recording, and mixing the record (mastering was left to K-Def). This is a completely confident and imaginative artist able to put his ideas on wax exactly as intended.Hello, Summer places emphasis on the word album. Listeners are encouraged to carve out time to enjoy it with zero distractions. There’s nuggets to be found in each listen—whether it’s picking out your favorite horn arrangement, appreciating a flute solo or simply marveling at how fluidly everything comes together over the course of the album’s 11 tracks.The vibe is summer. Windows are open and an ice cold beverage is in hand.Pat Van Dyke has steadily built an impressive catalog over the years—his debut solo LP, Technicolor Hi-FI (Cotter Records, 2013), was praised by the likes of Bobbito Garcia and Gilles Peterson, and led to a 45 remixed by DJ Spinna. His follow up, Right On Time (Jakarta Records 2015), brought additional praise, attention and an even bigger audience. Pat then lended remix work to fellow Jakarta artists Benny Sings and Suff Daddy (remixing his track with Mayer Hawthorne). Van Dyke is also well known in hip-hop circles—a noteworthy album with underground mainstay John Robinson called Modern Vintage is highly recommended. He’s been featured by Wax Poetics, Flea Market Funk, The Village Voice, Okayplayer and more.Enjoy this one!
Etuk Ubong - Black Debtors / Collaboration Of Doom (C.O.D.)
Etuk Ubong
Black Debtors / Collaboration Of Doom (C.O.D.)
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Afro7)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
New music from Nigeria's Etuk Ubong! Call it 'Earth Music' Raw and rhythmical drawing traditions from funk, high-life, jazz and afrobeat…with a political message! Limited Afro7 release comes in bespoke packaging!
Misha Panfilov Sound Combo - Bufo Bufo / Bystreet
Misha Panfilov Sound Combo
Bufo Bufo / Bystreet
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Funk Night)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Strictly limited vinyl edition of 250 copies only!Only one copy per customer!Misha Panfilov Sound Combo return with their new 45 “Bufo Bufo / Bystreet”.
Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel - Electropical
Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel
Electropical
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Imagenes)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 22.06.2018
Infusing tropical vibes and electronic grooves to reflect the vivid ever evolving Latin American soundscape is the fresh musical excursion 'Electropical' as synthesised by London based producers, Juan Laya and Jorge Montiel. 'Electropical' - one word, one sound that distils a melting pot of authentic Latin anthems, jazzy grooves, disco infused songs and Balearic sounds all processed in HD for an immersive experience which explores the colourful influences of the Caribbean, vast Amazonian dimensions and beyond. Its heart-warming journey is a highly seductive experience that further enhances the mood with repeated play.'Electropical' sees Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel (best known for their Los Charlys Orchestra albums and tracks) re-imagine some of the most emblematic tracks from the Latin music world including ''Manduco' and 'Fruta Fresca' as well unveiling new material including an awesome jazzy Latin Disco version of the millennial summer anthem 'Pasilda'. Playful sounds and organic grooves are carefully balanced with a subtle 'Electropical' touch to forge a natural expression of fusion - a perspective that has characterised the work of Juan & Jorge for more than a decade now.From the impressive folk-inspired Todd Terje favourite, 'Cumbanchero' (included on his Radio 1 Essential Mix) to the raw percussive style of 'Tambor Urbano' 'Electropical' elegantly weaves into its textures the primal drums, rippling jazz guitar, undulating bass and unique sounds such as vibraphone, Peruvian pan flute and congas conjuring the roots of Latin music in 'Electropical' style. This unique sonic landscape forges an intimate connection.Flag-bearers for contemporary Latin-infused sounds London/Venezuelan production duo, Juan Laya and Jorge Montiel, celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2017 by joining forces with the soul legend, Omar on 'It's So/History' alongside classic cuts such as 'All Around The World', 'Everlasting Love' & 'Sunshine'
Malphino - Visit Malhino
Malphino
Visit Malhino
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Lex)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Malphino is a mysterious band from an imaginative tropical island of the same name that plays cumbia and a heady mix of exotic sounds. Their music serves as a cinematic score to the backdrop of this mystical isle and its ethos. The musicians of Malphino reinterpret the traditional banda, playing organ, accordion, tuba, and an array of percussion and rhythms from all corners of the world. Their unique take on the style is no doubt influenced by their diverse membership. Malphino is a gathering of nationalities whose members hail from Japan, Malaysia, Colombia, France, UK and the Philippines, and are based in London. This central idea of multiculturalism is the foundation for Malphino’s conceptual music project.
O’Seis - Suicida / Apocalipse
O’Seis
Suicida / Apocalipse
7" | 1966 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
12,99 €*
Release:1966 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder 22.06.2018
‘O’Seis’ are the core members of the mighty and legendary ‘Os Mutantes’ – namely Rita Lee and brothers Arnaldo and Sérgio Baptista, accompanied here by Raphael Vilardi, Maria ‘Mogguy’ Malheiros and Luiz Pastura. The record features anthemic, heavyweight, psychedelic rock on ‘Suicida’ b/w deeper, tripped-out MPB-folk on ‘Apocalipse’. Both tracks were written by Rita Lee, assisted by Tobe and Vilardi respectively. The term ‘holy grail’ is a little overused these days perhaps, but this definitely is one. Originally pressed and released by the band themselves in 1966, apparently only a handful of copies are known to exist (sources/numbers vary). The record has changed hands for up to a staggering $5000! Ouch. Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK LTD.
Afrodisia - Elephant Sunrise
Afrodisia
Elephant Sunrise
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Cordial)
24,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 13.07.2018
The second album release on Cordial Recordings is a re-release of Afrodisia's highly collectible album 'Elephant Sunrise' from 1980 on Comma. the album is limited i pressing to 500 units. Afrodisia were combination of US soldiers with local musicians from Worms, Germany that were formed in 1978 and recorded two albums during their years together with 'Elephant Sunrise' being the only one that was actually released. Cordial Recordings will be issuing the previously unreleased album in 2019. 'Elephant Sunrise' has become a revered album by collectors because of the high quality of songs featured on the album which cross from soul to funk to disco and jazz with great ease. The band's leader Darnell Summers is originally from Detroit and is the brother of Headhunter Bill Summers who also features on the album as a player and songwriter. 'Sugar Free' is highly regarded by aficionados on the soul scene for it's glowing summer sounds and is one of the two songs that Bill Summers co-wrote on the album. This is one album not to be missed.
Nexus - Stand Up Black Vinyl Edition
Nexus
Stand Up Black Vinyl Edition
12" | 1983 | EU | Reissue (Mr. Disc)
10,99 €*
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
Preorder 22.06.2018
Limited to 500 copies.
Pleasure / Rusty Bryant - Joyous / Fire Eater
Cossi Anatz - Jazz Afro-Occitan
Cossi Anatz
Jazz Afro-Occitan
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Digger's Digest)
25,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Overlooked french jazz album with a real singular sound mixing the North African, Arabic and Occitan music with free/spiritual jazz. Composed by Michel Marre, one of the spearhead of L'Intercommunal Free Dance Orchestra (founded by François Tusques) with René Nan on drums (who played with Marius Cultier).
Yazmin Lacey - When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees
Yazmin Lacey
When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (First Word)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.06.2018
First Word Records is very proud to present a brand new EP from Yazmin Lacey - 'When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees'.This EP follows on from her two recent singles, '90 Degrees' and 'Something My Heart Trusts', both of which are included here, along with three previously unreleased tracks, 'Heaven', 'Body Needs Healing' and 'Burn & Rise'. This set illustrates again Yazmin's candid songwriting delivered in her uniquely laidback soulful style, whilst a glorious fusion of neo-soul and jazz performed by Pete Beardsworth and her trusty band rides throughout.In recent times, Yazmin has made live appearances on Jazz FM, BBC Radio 4, 1Xtra and NTS, & received widespread acclaim across the airwaves, including BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, Worldwide FM and Mi-Soul, plus Spotify love from the likes of The Independent and heavy support from DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Jamz Supernova, Tom Ravenscroft, Huey Morgan and Jamie Cullum. Yazmin appeared heavily in The Guardian / The Observer's recent extensive feature on the UK's new Jazz movement too.Initially a Brownswood 'Future Bubbler' graduate, Yazmin self-released her debut EP, 'Black Moon', last year. This lead to a Maida Vale session late 2017 with Jordan Rakei, Moses Boyd, Oscar Jerome and now label-mates, Children of Zeus. She kicked off the year with a performance at the Worldwide Awards with Skinny Pelembe, and has recently done shows with artists such as Ezra Collective, Tall Black Guy and Fatima. Yazmin has a UK tour scheduled for later in the year, as well as several festival appearances across Europe locked in. There's a lot more to come from this Notts-based Londoner yet.In Yazmin's words: "'90 Degrees' is about that time of the day / night when there's a shift in pace and energy. When you decide to lock off from the 'outside' world and create your own atmosphere, take some time to give thanks for what's breathing love into your life and smoke off the fuckeries. Everyone needs a little routine for self preservation."The 5-track vinyl & digital EP is released worldwide on June 15th.
Scorpios, The - Mashena / Samha
Scorpios, The
Mashena / Samha
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Afro7)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
New music from the Sudanese London collective. Two great numbers here, the dancefloor friendy Mashnea, and the slowburn Samha. Comes with original label and bespoke silk pressed single jacket. Limited to 500 copies!
Sun Ra - Disco 3000
Sun Ra
Disco 3000
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Art Yard)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.08.2018
"The album's one of Ra's greatest from the 70s -- recorded in Italy in 1978, and featuring some incredibly otherworldly keyboards that are some of his most enigmatic on record! Original tracks from the album include "Disco 3000", an incredible workout on synthesizer, with a tiny bit of drum machine, a little "Space Is The Place" breakdown, and all of the wild sound you'd expect from a Sun Ra album -- plus more long tracks -- the sweetly soulful "Friendly Galaxy", a great soul jazz number, and "Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens", which has spooky organ, frenetic bass, and somber percussion" Check!
Alice Coltrane - Lord Of Lords
Alice Coltrane
Lord Of Lords
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Superior Viaduct)
23,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 13.07.2018
Originally released in 1972, Lord Of Lords was Alice Coltrane’s final album for Impulse! and the last installment in her awe-inspiring trilogy that also included Universal Consciousness and World Galaxy. While all three records featured strings alongside a jazz ensemble, Lords Of Lords stood apart from its predecessors due to the sheer size of the orchestra (12 violins, 6 violas and 7 cellos, arranged and conducted by Coltrane herself) and its refined, blissful performances—shining a vital light on the devotional path that she would follow for the rest of her career. On the first two pieces, “Andromeda’s Suffering” and “Sri Rama Ohnedaruth” (titled after the spiritual name for her late husband), Alice’s dazzling piano and harp blend perfectly with the blanket of strings, while the haunting rhythm section of Charlie Haden and Ben Riley and a magnificent, droning electric organ emerge immaculately on the title track and closer “Going Home.” Coltrane’s musical vision is bold in its imagination and cosmic in scope, yet remains intensely personal and immediate. Lord Of Lords points inward as much as to the beyond, recalling her classical roots and recasting Eastern modes to radically invert the American avant-garde and spiritual jazz traditions. This first-time vinyl reissue has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes.
Afrobot - Percussion Grooves
Afrobot
Percussion Grooves
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (AM)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.06.2018
The 8th instalment of AM Records contains 4 percussive edits by Afrobot, the grooves function as dj tools for various occasions.
Emanative - Earth
A-Team - Trouble
A-Team
Trouble
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Seance Centre)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.06.2018
In 1982, a group of friends deep into post-punk, jazz and dub got together in Mad Professor's studio and lay down their youthful interpretation of a NYC disco cut. Their unique take included trombone, vibraphone, piano, and an ital dose of tape delay. They called the song Trouble and released two versions (vocal and dub) on their friend Tony McDermott's !Drum! label with artwork inspired by Russian Constructivism. TIP!The group, comprised of Justin Langlands, Chrysta Jones, John Schofield, Tom Dixon, and Dave Killen, decided to call themselves A-Team, having no idea that Mr.T and Co. would make them almost totally ungoogle-able 30 years later. The result of their adolescent studio idealism sounds akin to otherdisco misfits like Arthur Russell, Maximum Joy, Talking Drums and wouldn't sound out of place on legendary NYC label 99 Records. Remastered with an extended Club Dub formaximum dance-floor action.
Otis Sandsjö - Y-OTIS
Otis Sandsjö
Y-OTIS
Tape | 2018 | EU | Original (We Jazz)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Helsinki's We Jazz Records presents "Y-OTIS", the debut LP from Berlin-based Swedish saxophonist/composer Otis Sandsjö, joining forces with keyboardist Elias Stemeseder, bassist Petter Eldh and drummer Tilo Weber. The album is a forward-reaching, multilayered collection of eight originals penned by Sandsjö and produced by Sandsjö and Eldh. What you get is a form of "liquid jazz", born in an era where the understanding of jazz as a musical language has evolved way beyond the concept of the previous "modern". Informed by hiphop and electronic music, "Y-OTIS" is pure jazz in that the quartet stays true to its constant mission of creating a new form of musical communication. Sandjö's circular sax riffs, the album's rich production touch, and the chopped-up jazz form creates a musical concept which stays melodic and beat-laden while being "free" right to the edge of avantgarde. It's as if the music is sampling itself, constantly keeping ahead of the curve in the musical lineage of jazz.Otis Sandsjö (b. 1987) hails from Gothenburg, Sweden. He is known previously for example for his inspired work on singer Lucia Cadotsch's globe-trotting trio formation "Speak Low", also featuring "Y-OTIS" co-producer and bassist Petter Eldh. Elias Stemeseder was dubbed one of the top 15 young European musicians to watch by All About Jazzin 2017. Tilo Weber ranks among the most creative young drummers in the scene. Stemeseder is currently based in New York, while the remaining three musicians here live in Berlin. Live on stage, the band performing the material on the new release is called Y-OTIS.
Poly Poly - Poly Poly
Poly Poly
Poly Poly
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Bumm Clack)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.06.2018
POLY POLY sind der Multi-Instrumentalist Hans Hu$tle und Synth-Operator Volt Age aus München. Ihr selbstbetiteltes Debüt-Album vereint ihre jeweiligen musikalischen Backgrounds nahtlos und klingt, als wären beide schon ewig auf einer Wellenlänge unterwegs. Während Volt Age eine leidenschaftliche Beziehung zu Retro-Synthesizern und den funky Klängen der 80er-Jahre pflegt, sind Hans Hu$tles detail-geschmückte Produktionen irgendwo zwischen Funk, Trip Hop und Hip Hop anzusiedeln. Das Ergebnis ist kein wilder Stilmix, sondern eine wohlklingende Zusammenarbeit, die sich lieber auf die Suche nach etwas Neuem macht, als auf Altbewährtes zu setzen – eine frisch überdachte Herangehensweise an moderne, elektronische Funk-Musik. Aber nicht nur im Studio herrscht blindes Verständnis – vor allem bei der Live-Umsetzung wird das enorme Talent und harmonische Teamwork der beiden Musiker hör- und sichtbar. Mit Vocoder, Synthies, Percussion-Section und Gitarre ausgestattet, liefern sie Shows, die Spaß machen und selbst den schüchternsten Konzertbesucher in einen Disko-King verwandeln.Für das Artwork zeichnen Pierre von Helden und Stephan Rether verantwortlich. Die Platte kommt mit vollfarbig bedruckten Innenhüllen und inkl. Download-Code.
Mirage - Bend A Little / I've Got The Notion
Mirage
Bend A Little / I've Got The Notion
7" | 2018 | UK | Original (Preservation)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Here is a chance to get a very limited edition of the sold out Mirage 7". This picture sleeve edition is limited to 100. Killer soulful blue eyed soul AOR from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Previously unissued.
V.A. - Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe 1980-1991
V.A.
Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe 1980-1991
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder 29.06.2018
Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe, 1980-1991' is compiled by record connoisseur Raphael Top-Secret and label man Jamie Tiller that brings together twenty one tracks from across the continent; exploring the more unusual and unexpected sides of pop music produced during that period. Printed Inner sleeves.Drawing material from cult experimental artists alongside one-off independent musical projects rescued from the fringes, ’Uneven Paths’ focuses on a selection of tracks that go beyond the confines of mainstream pop music but which also transcend expectations of much of the ’experimental’ music of the time. This is music with one foot in the avant-garde and another foot firmly rooted within the sensibilities of Pop; where Jazz musicians detour into Synth-Pop, Punk bands break into Boogie jams, and student doctors jam out on odd melodies with synthesizers and drum machines during their night shifts.
Yasuaki Shimizu - Kakashi
Yasuaki Shimizu
Kakashi
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Palto Flats)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Re-issued again, with new liner notes. A wonderful, rare record wrapped in a mysterious yet playful ambiance. Or maybe it's just the impression that the Japanese language often gives me. ''Suiren'' is an odd jazz-fusion-wave tune that sounds like its boiling, waiting to burst but somehow manages to stay in control. Like the nervous tick of a leg fidgeting under the table of a restaurant on a first date.Yasuaki Shimizu is a Japanese composer, producer and saxophone player born in 1954. He worked with Ryuchi Sakimoto on certain arrangements, with the South Korean artist Nam June Paik on art+sound installation pieces and even DJ Towa Tei (of Deee-Lite fame). ''Suiren'' was released in 1981 and is the opening title on the sought-after ''Kakashi'' album and is my personal favorite on this overall brilliant record. It weaves behind new wave, jazz, fusion, ambient and experimental music.Repetitive and hypnotizing, punctuated by exclamation marks on most first mesures, the muted triangle percussion hits me straight in the heart. About 90 seconds into the song, the saxophone makes its appearance and the song goes from ''this is cute'' to ''oh, this is some serious shit!''. Shimizu's saxophone frees the song from the rest of the elements which are more calculated and repetitive.A joyful, mysterious slow-moving train ride led by the artist's mellow voice that rocks us with this calming but funky lullaby. Every phrase is punctuated by the xylophone there to energize the piece, albeit very subtely.
Haruomi Hosono - Paraiso
Haruomi Hosono
Paraiso
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
29,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 17.08.2018
The unbelievably prolific Haruomi Hosono is one of the major architects of modern Japanese pop music. With his encyclopedic knowledge of music and boundless curiosity for new sounds, Hosono is the auteur of his own idiosyncratic musical world, putting his unmistakable stamp on hundreds of recordings as an artist, session player, songwriter and producer. Born and raised in central Tokyo, his adolescent obsession with American pop culture informed his early forays into country music, which he would revisit later in his career. Hosono made his professional debut in 1969 as a member of Apryl Fool, whose heavy psychedelia was somewhat at odds with his influences, which leaned towards the rootsy sounds of Moby Grape and Buffalo Springfield. The latter was one of the main inspirations for his next group, Happy End, whose unique blend of West Coast sounds with Japanese lyrics proved to be highly influential over the course of three albums. After the band’s amicable break up in 1973, Hosono began his solo career with Hosono House, an intimate slice of Japanese Americana recorded inside a rented house with recording gear squeezed into its tiny bedroom.Following Tropical Dandy (1975) and Bon Voyage Co. (1976), Paraiso is the concluding saga in his “Tropical Trilogy.” The album can be seen as a turning point in Haruomi Hosono’s career, having been newly signed to Alfa Records by label head Kunihiko Murai. Hosono expands on the Van Dyke Parks-inspired tropical funk styles explored in the previous albums, and arrives at a captivating fusion sound that’s at times equally earthy and exotic. Hinting at the breakthrough sounds he would perfect with Yellow Magic Orchestra, Hosono uses synthesizers to provide otherworldly textures and a spiritual undertone to songs like “Femme Fatale” and the title track. On his Caribbean-style take on the Okinawan folk song “Asatoya Yunta” and the synth/gamelan workout of “Shambhala Signal,” Hosono takes traditional melodies and mixes them into his own inimitable stew. Featuring a host of well-known musicians like Taeko Ohnuki, Hiroshi Sato and his future bandmates Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Paraiso perfectly encapsulates Hosono’s eccentric worldview that has shaped his solo career, right before his techno-pop project would blast him into the stratosphere. Hosono’s solo career would take many twists and turns from this point forward, with forays into exotica, electronic, ambient, and techno. Admired by artists ranging from Devendra Banhart to Mac DeMarco, Hosono continues to forge ahead as he heads into his fifth decade as a musician. With the re-release of his key albums for the first time outside of Japan, his genius will be discovered by a whole new generation of fans around the world.
Magic In Threes - Return Of...Black Vinyl Edition
Magic In Threes
Return Of...Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (KinUnderground)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 13.07.2018
Limited edition of 500 copies only!Originally released in 2015 on cassette by G.E.D. Soul Records. Now for the first time on 1LP remastered vinyl on KingUnderground. The album is a collection of delightfully smoked out, Library inspired instrumentals. Following in the footsteps of their highly enjoyable 2011 debut. “Return Of” combines many shades of many moods into a tight record that finds a nice balance between strange hype arrangements and super chill “couch-lock” inducing slow jams. It embarks on a cinematic soul journey from the opening note, through the interlude, straight to the closing credits.
Randolph Baker - Getting Next To You
Randolph Baker
Getting Next To You
LP | 1982 | UK | Reissue (Kalita)
18,99 €*
Release:1982 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 13.07.2018
The first ever official reissue of the four choice tracks from Randolph Baker's privately pressed elusive 1982 disco album " Reaching For The Stars".
Bruce Marshall / Bill Thomas - Gimme My Wife / Ease My Mind
Bruce Marshall / Bill Thomas
Gimme My Wife / Ease My Mind
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Preservation Project)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.07.2018
Come be our special guest at the P-Funk party of PP-005 — a release reminiscent of those pioneers of funk, Parliament and Funkadelic. These found tracks by Bruce Marshall and Bill Thomas were likely recorded around the time of “Osmium” and “Maggot Brain” — in fact, the artists featured here may have been directly influenced by the movement as it was happening, making these discoveries remarkable entries into the history of psych funk.Where to begin with Bruce Marshall’s “Gimme My Wife” on the A side? Try to imagine a psychedelic football game, with driving wah wah funk as the halftime show. The frenetic instrumentation is guided by an infectious guitar hook, coupled with a loose chorus of voices and whistle blows. They all come together at the end to chant what sounds like “parrrr-tay,” a foreshadowing of that refrain the Beastie Boys would popularize.Things get a little more solemn on side B with an instant classic by Bill Thomas, “Ease My Mind Pt. 1.” A surprising dirge of fuzzy guitar leads into a chorus that sings, like a mantra, “I have seen much trouble...ease my mind.” Things morph into tight horns backed by some prominent organ — in fact, this is one of the tightest horn sections on any of our releases to date.Psych funk is alive and well on our fifth release — adding a new dimension to the amazing body of P-Funk that’s already out there. Who knows what could have happened had these cuts reached ears during the 70s — but the time for the Marshall-Thomas ship to land is now. Put this on to get your next party going, and it’ll do most of the work for you. Get this special, split 7” on limited-run vinyl while you can.
Stevens & Foster - I Want To Be Love / What Would I Have
Stevens & Foster
I Want To Be Love / What Would I Have
7" | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Everland)
11,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Very little is know about the apparent duo Stevens & Foster who had this self produced release in 1977 on the Jerri Records label from Atlanta, Georgia that had national distribution though T.K. Productions Inc. Nevertheless original copies are now very scarce and crazy expensive. For decades, the B-side’s piano intro has rescued a DJ’s dancefloor all over Europe, with it’s seductive qualities of lush strings, muted Wah-Wah, simplistic but addictive piano fuse into a must gulp down cocktail of soul delights. In more recent times it is the A-side, that formerly lived in the shadows of that essential DJ tool, is also gathering a strong following, using the same instrumental approach but taking the pace right down. Ballad fans will immerse themselves in the real feelings the girl lead projects as she gets more poignant the deeper she gets into the lyrics. Fully restored and officially licensed, this is your chance to obtain this great soul and funk record as a top quality European re-press at a regular price.
Billy Byrd - Lost In The Crowd / Silly Kind Of Love
Billy Byrd
Lost In The Crowd / Silly Kind Of Love
7" | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Everland)
11,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
This very high quality double-sided 45 features Billy Byrd's throaty vocals on two classic songs. Top drawer modern soul with an irresistible heavy beat, courtesy of producer Calvin Arnold, the Georgia native, known for his pretty diverse and very well crafted soul and funk output. The music was arranged by Tommy Stuart & Frankie Wynn. Most likely it was Arnolds influence that gave this record such a solid, intense rhythm. Yes, it's the beat that really counts. Few records of this nature have such an incessant, thumping groove that has so much appeal to the dancefloor. Upon its release in 1973 this record went nowhere and has remained extremely scarce ever since. At times, pristine original copies on the Scream Records label sold for up to $2000… Now this modern soul rarity is officially reissued, fully licensed and restored from the original master tapes and available for everyone to hear.
Cecil McBee - Mutima
Cecil McBee
Mutima
LP | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Everland Jazz)
19,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Mutima is the debut album led by bassist Cecil McBee recorded in 1974 and first released on the Strata-East label. In his review for AllMusic.com Michael G. Nastos called it "A landmark recording in early creative improvised modern music" and states "McBee as a pure musician has staggering technique, rich harmonic ideas, and an indefatigable swing, but it is as a composer that he is set apart from other musicians of this mid-'70s era… Mutima (translated as "unseen forces") undoubtedly solidified his stature and brilliance as a major player". Dustygroove.com now calls it: “A great bit of spiritual soul jazz – and one of the few albums as a leader recorded by the legendary bassist Cecil McBee! Cecil's joined here by a large group of players that includes Billy Hart on drums, George Adams on tenor, Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano, Jimmy Hopps on percussion, Art Webb on flute and Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals – adding in just a touch of soulful color to the record as she did on a few other 70s sides like this.” Plus: “The music's got that essential Strata East sound, with a rich and spiritual vibe on all tracks, and slight bits of funk hiding somewhere in the mix! Tracks are long and freely expressive – but never too outside, either.” A long lost classic we call it. And this latest reissue is the best vinyl version ever since it first appeared almost 45 years ago!
Shawn Lee & The Soul Surfers - Shawn Lee & The Soul Surfers
Shawn Lee & The Soul Surfers
Shawn Lee & The Soul Surfers
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Silver Fox)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 20.07.2018
Border-breaking album by international collective featured Shawn Lee - London based American Producer/Composer/Musician - and The Soul Surfers - heaviest Russian soul/psych funk band. The result is boundless soul and psychedelic funk music from the future. Deep in raw grit and musical exploration This album crosses both: genre, age and world politics. It proves that Music is Truly the International language and it’s not where you’re from, but where you’re at.
DJ Soopasoul - Soopastole Edits Volume 10
DJ Soopasoul
Soopastole Edits Volume 10
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Soopastole)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 06.07.2018
Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine - Syncho Sound System & Power
Soul Jazz Records presents Nigeria Fuji Machine
Syncho Sound System & Power
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
‘Syncho Sound System & Power’ features the music of Nigeria Fuji Machine,which includes some of the country’s finest ‘Fuji’ master drummers and singers,and is newly recorded by Soul Jazz Records in Lagos, Nigeria.Fuji is the heavily percussive and improvisational style of Nigerian popular music,at once modern and yet deeply rooted in the traditional Islamic Yoruba culture ofNigeria.Here on this album Nigeria Fuji Machine’s striking and powerful lead vocalistTaofik Yemi Fagbenro soars above a wild and energetic backdrop of polyrhythmsplayed on traditional talking drums, trap drums, electronic and street percussion tocreate a powerful wall of intense sound.
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Herbert Bodzin
Revival II - The Electronic Tapes 1979-1982
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (The Artless Cuckoo)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 12.10.2018
Herbert Bodzin’s “Revival II” is the next exciting vinyl highlight on this young label. It features completely unreleased electronic music which was recorded between 1979 and 1982. Check!On the album you can hear the sounds of legendary machines like the ARP 2600, the Korg PS-3300, the Roland System-700 Modular synthesizer, the PPG Waveterm and the PPG Wave 2.2 as well as classic synths like the Roland Jupiter-8, the Polymoog and the Prophet-5 – the same equipment used by big names of the German and international avantgarde electronics scene at that time. For example, the ambient “Red Ocean” was recorded entirely with the polyphonic Korg PS 3300, one of the most desired and biggest synths of all time. The project features Bernd Hollendiek, as well as Bodzin’s two sons, Stephan and Oliver Bodzin on additional synthesizers and partly on drums. The songs are a mixture of mostly ambient, deep, psychedelic, yet experimental and futuristic sounds as well as two more vibrant synth rock recordings with drumming.We hope that this album will find its way to the hearts and collections of electronic music lovers – somewhere in between the classic albums of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Cluster or Eberhard Schoener. As a side note, the album may also show early musical influences of Stephan Bodzin, who became world famous in the 1990s as one of the leading techno producers. Without any doubt, “Revival II” should be an exciting lost masterpiece of German electronic music and a must have for synth music lovers – revived and finally alive!
Jose Mancliere - Doubout Pou Gade
Jose Mancliere
Doubout Pou Gade
LP | EU | Reissue (Digger's Digest)
29,99 €*
Release:EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Caribbean Jazz Fusion masterpiece Doubout Pou Gadé by Guadeloupean musician José Manclière. Co-produced by Pierre-Edouard Decimus, José has cooked a really personal & singular record with amazing experimental composition merging Gwo Ka, Jazz-Funk, Biguine with an early electronic synthetic production. This ultra rare LP originally privately distributed in the West Indies has now reached the Holy Grail status amongst collectors.
Splendor - Take Me To Your Disco / Special Lady
Splendor
Take Me To Your Disco / Special Lady
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Columbia Disco Series)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 03.08.2018
Another much welcomed reissue of the late 70's funk laden, disco two tracker from Splendor. The A side 'Take Me To Your Disco' is emblematic of disco records from that golden era where big bands and big budgets were rife. Yet there's an interplanetary twist to this one, with the mysterious, eerie, spacecraft sounding intro paving the way for a tale of extraterrestrials wanting to get down at one of planet earths discos. You can tell this came from an era were disco really was taking overFlip it over and you've got the mighty Special Lady. With Philip Bailey, of Earth, Wind and Fire fame, on production his style comes through strong in the vocal arrangement with the level of feeling and power he squeezes out of each voice. A chance to add these two anthems to the collection!
Andrea Benini - Drumphilia Volume 1
Andrea Benini
Drumphilia Volume 1
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Cristalline)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
"a journey inspired by early African electronic music and modernbeats"Drumphilia volume 1 is a rhythmic experiment that sits on the faultline between traditional instrumentation and analogueelectronics. The project is a response to many years spent workingwith, learning about and listening to African and Caribbeanpercussion. Traditional rhythmic influences are combined withanalogue drum machines and drum synths to create a hybridsound that continues in the tradition of artists like Francis Bebey.There are no traditional harmonic instruments on the recordings -the aim was to create melody and texture using only carefullytuned percussion instruments, whether organic or electronic.Basslines were created by blending drum synth tones with theacoustic marimbula, a traditional Caribbean instrument that wasoften used in place of a bass guitar. Melodies were created witheverything from log drums and thumb pianos to early Soviet drummodules and the trailblazing Pearl Syncussion SY- 1.Various time signatures and textures are used across the album toproduce melody out of rhythm - hypnotic, evolving tracks thatcelebrate and highlight the importance of rhythm in modernmusic. All the sessions were recorded at the Mop Mop studio inBerlin between September and December, 2016. Instrumentsfeatured include: Log drum, marimbula, kalimba, sansula,krabebs. Pearl Syncussion SY-1, Vermona DRM1, MFB Tanzbär,MFB Tanzmaus RMIF Elsita, assorted drum machines andtalkboxes.Liner notes by Hugo Mendez
Charles Bradley & The Inversions - Whatcha Doing (To Me) / Strike Three
Charles Bradley & The Inversions
Whatcha Doing (To Me) / Strike Three
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Daptone)
8,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.07.2018
With the ever-growing demand for Victor "Ticklah" Axelrod productions it is our profound pleasure to present his latest masterpiece - Whatcha Doing (To Me) b/w Strike Three. Originally a stand-out album track from Charles Bradley's "Changes" long player - then titled "You Think I Don't Know (But I Know)" - Axelrod and Co. artfully transform the Soul groover into an early reggae stroller, ala 1970 Bunny Lee. Charles' signature plaintive vocals provide a beautiful juxtaposition to the lighthearted bounce of the Inversion's Island beat. On the flip you'll find the Dub version titled Strike Three, that's sure to make our beloved DJ demographic select the number 2 in the ol' order box. Thankfully CB was able to hear this version before he passed, to which he said "Ooooooo! I Love It!" We think you will too!
Mystery Lights, The - Thick Skin / In the Darkness
Living Color - Plastic People
Living Color
Plastic People
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Rocafort)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Not to be confused with the 80s heavy rock/funk band from the US, this Living Color track was written, produced and released by Tony Kalangis on his Sophisticated Funk label in 1974. Kalangis, who sadly passed away in 2017, was a man of many talents who could not only write a great tune but also novels, poems, and film scripts.
Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats - Afro Soco Soul Live
Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats
Afro Soco Soul Live
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Oom Dooby Dochas)
19,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 20.07.2018
He was born in Sierra Leone in the 1930s. Fact is that Gerald Pine was son to a lawyer working in Nigeria, lost his mother and sister at a very young age and found relief in music. He played social clubs by the early 60s with his newly founded band THE HEARTBEATS delivering cover-versions of American hits and Congolese rumba tunes that were then utterly popular in the West Africa area. Due to the influence of Congolese popular musicians Franco and Dr. Nico he adopted the more exotic sounding stage name of Geraldo Pino and he moved on from there. THE HEARTBEATS literally played until their fingers bled in popular night clubs in Sierra Leone, became one of the highest earning bands of Western Africa and were even able to put up their own television show after television had been introduced in Sierra Leone in 1962. All those developments put Geraldo Pino and his band in the position as leading figures in the African popular music that even a legend such as Nigerian cult musician Fela Kuti, who is often credited with originally creating the so called “Afro Beat” style stated Geraldo Pino and THE HEARTBEATS as major influence which even made him setting sail to the USA to introduce his musical vision over there for he could not match with Geraldo Pino concerning popularity in Africa. This of course is a whole different story. Geraldo Pino lived and played in his area, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria and created some of the hottest funky sounds with sophisticated sound gear, outstanding clothing and songs that made your blood boil. After a few 7” releases throughout the 1960s the first real album of GERALDO PINO & THE HEARTBEATS hit the scene in 1972. “Afro soco soul live” is as the title suggests an album that has been recorded at a concert and Geraldo Pino often communicates with the utterly enthusiastic audience, gives longer announcements between the songs or introduces his lead guitarist before he starts a simmering solo. All songs here have an average length of six minutes and despite their composed parts they show this free jammy flow. The basic style is funk with soulful vocals which gets mixed up with traditional African percussion grooves. This album swallows you with its mesmerizing rhythms. It's afro funk at best with a frantic atmosphere whirling up from the ever flashing percussive arrangements. The funky Hammond B – 3 organ is omnipresent on all the tracks and duels with the wild and completely unleashed lead guitar from time to time. Repetative chord progressions and harmonies decorate the solid rhythmmical base and deprive you of your senses while you get deeper and deeper into a trance like state moving and floating along on the dancefloor. Due to the crisp and clear sound this record gives you the feeling of being right at the scene, everything sounds and feels so vivid, even after more than four decades. So it is no wonder that this record is a popular gem in Western Africa but how is the reception from the European and American fans of furious funk music? Well, Geraldo Pino has become a legend in his home area but just a short time before his death in 2008 people from the Western World really discovered him and his amazing band. Original copies of this album go for several hundred USD if they ever turn up. So a reissue of this sacred gem of African funk music from the early 70s has been long overdue. A record that is made to let dancefloors smoke and tremble and the musicianship is sheer amazing!
Akwassa - In The Groove
Akwassa
In The Groove
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Oom Dooby Dochas)
19,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 20.07.2018
First official reissue ever! Nigeria had an utterly strong popular music scene in the 1970s, “Afro Beat” and “Afro Funk” were the hottest musical creations of the day and garage rock oriented bands like OFEGE or funky monsters AKWASSA were at the forefront of the movement. I deliberately call it their second album despite three albums that were released under the monicker HEADS FUNK BAND with exactly the same line up as AKWASSA from 1975 to 1978. However, the main difference between “In the groove” and the earlier records is a more slick and polished feeling and a strong reggae element. Next to this, there are definitely a few more up to date disco funk influences that outweigh the classic raw streetfunk we could find on the predecessors of “In the groove”. So the development in sound and style is obvious. 'In the Groove' has a more easy, more relaxed feeling. The atmosphere is bright and certainly reaches out for a wider audience. AKWASSA were stars in their palce. “In the groove” was a perfect album that would appeal to each and every fan of funky music. All the members of AKWASSA stayed with music after the band dissolved in the late 70s, some of them until recent years, others straight up into the 80s or 90s. Even though this important Nigerian band called out it's quit somewhen, they left a rich legacy of music! Colorful and inspiring this album is made to last forever due to the memorable hooks and harmonies. While collectors spend 1.000 EUR for original copies, an official reissue of this monster rarity was overdue and Afro Funk lovers around the world will leap for joy as nearly all tunes could be played in a row to set the dancefloor ablaze!
O'Jays, The - For the Love of Money / Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)
O'Jays, The
For the Love of Money / Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Philadelphia International)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.07.2018
Two incredible 70’s soul cuts from The O’Jays get the reissue treatment for 2018. The A side contains the mighty ‘For The Love Of Money’ a near 7 minute cautionary tale to the dangers of greed and exploitation. "For the love of money. People will lie, Lord, they will cheat. For the love of money. People don't care who they hurt or beat." As pertinent now as it was in the 70’s if not more so considering current affairs. A much sampled record, loved by many!On the flip, ‘Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)’, the second hit single off the O’Jay’s album ‘Message In The Music’, is a romantic soul serenade with that killer Gamble and Huff production – Philly’s finest!
Oro - Sexy Lady / Stop The War
Oro
Sexy Lady / Stop The War
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Best Record Italy)
15,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 20.07.2018
Raw italian cosmic funk production from Naples, released in 1977 only as a 7 inch with short faded cuts, now very hard to find and pricy! We tracked down the original tapes from the former label owner and fully remastered for another limited 12" on Best Record Italy containing the full cut versions of Sexy Lady and Stop The War on the flip .
R+R=Now - Collagically Speaking
R+R=Now
Collagically Speaking
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Blue Note)
31,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 20.07.2018
R+R=NO is a supergroup assembled by Robert Glasper but functionally egalitarian, in no small part because its members are visionary players, composers, and producers on their own: Glasper on keys, Terrace Martin on synthesizer and vocoder, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synth and beatbox, and newcomer Justin Tyson on drums.
Kyriakos Sfetsas - Greek Fusion Orchestra Vol.1
Kyriakos Sfetsas
Greek Fusion Orchestra Vol.1
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Teranga Beat)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Sfetsas formed GFO in 1976, in order to accomplish an ambition dating back to his 1960's Avant-garde period in Paris: to create a piece of work that would expand the boundaries of Greek traditional music. The result is a Progressive-Jazz Fusion masterpiece comprising complex and intriguing compositions, and performed by Athens' best musicians of the day.Sfetsas grew up on the island of Lefkada where he studied classical music from an early age at the local conservatory. At the same time he was genuinely connected to traditional music and especially to the sound of the clarinet, the lead instrument in the region'sfolk music. From a young age Sfetsas would perform with Gypsy orchestras in local feasts. It was this experience that inspired him to create the GFO after his return from Paris in 1975. Sfetsas founded the orchestra while working at the National Radio, an orchestra comprised mostly of members of the Variety Music Orchestra, who had a solid background in both classical and traditional music. In that way, he was able to realise his ambition. Something he could not do in Paris, since it was impossible to find musicians trainedin both musical cultures. The recordings on this album, forming only a small part of his overall body of work with GFO, are previously unreleased. The music was recorded Stereo on Reel Tape and with high standards for the time, with the current mastering process highlighting even morethe quality of the recordings. The result is a truly impressive and pure audiophile album.
Alan Braufman - Valley Of Search
Alan Braufman
Valley Of Search
LP | 1975 | US | Reissue (Valley Of Search)
25,99 €*
Release:1975 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 06.07.2018
In late 1974, India Navigation label owner Bob Cummins set up microphones in a New York City building's storefront, documenting two short sets by the band with no alternate takes or additional cuts. These recordings became Alan Braufman's debut album 'Valley Of Search'. 'Valley Of Search' has enjoyed a cult status and captures a unique and very alive historical slice of New York's creative improvised underground.
Liquid Pegasus - Makin It Hot
Liquid Pegasus
Makin It Hot
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Clandestine Boogie)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
The mythical Liquid Pegasus returns - this time on Clandestine Boogie, firmly setting out his stall as one of the best around when it comes to modern synth boogie.‘Makin It Hot' opens up proceedings, synth stabs and squelchy basslines a plenty, married with layers of intricate melodies and a vocoder transported straight from the 80's. Matt Hughes takes on remix duties converting that squelchy bass synth into a more straight up funk bass guitar, adding shuffling high hats and weaving in a little jazz flute for added effect.On the flip side it's prime low rider cruising courtesy of 'Sparkle´ combining a full-bodied bass, cosmic pads and woozy synth flurries to create a soundtrack perfect for late night coasting. To close out the e.p. Dave Allison adds his own sparkle to the track, upping the tempo, adding a range of hazy arps and sweeping synthesis alongside a perfectly executed bass breakdown, taking 'Sparkle' from midnight cruiser to boogie bomb.
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Dave Holland - Uncharted Territories
Dave Holland
Uncharted Territories
3LP | 2018 | US | Original (Dare 2)
39,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.06.2018
Uncharted Territorie reunites Dave Holland with saxophonist Evan Parker, a longtime friend from their early days in London. Theyre joined by Craig Taborn, on piano and electronics, and Ches Smith on percussion. In addition to quartet improvisations, they also broke off into every possible subset of duo and trio configurations. The group also recorded two compositions by Smith and one by Holland. A resulting 23 tracks present a series of deep, multi-layered conversations between the musicians, some of whom were interacting for the first time
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