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El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber
El Michels Affair
Return To The 37th Chamber
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Big Crown)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
Return To The 37th Chamber” is being issued on vinyl with four unique cover designs as pictured above. Which cover art you will get will be picked at random.The wait is over, „Return To The 37th Chamber” is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic “Enter the 37th Chamber”. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear that EMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog that makes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6 generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the “Return to The 37th Chamber” it’s own hazy sound. Adding to the unique fidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, “John Carpenter” synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditional Chinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu’s superlative vocals. From start to finish it’s a dark trip that walks the line between RZA’s timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.El Michels Affair tackles some classics like “4th Chamber” and “Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit”, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol Dirty Bastard’s “Snakes”, Raekwon’s “Verbal Intercourse”, and “Shaolin Brew”, Wu-Tang’s contribution to the St. Ide’s Hip Hop endorsement campaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties on “Snakes” and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of “Tearz”, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man’s hit, “All I Need”, lending her vocal prowess to what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the “rug that ties the room together,” giving “Return To The 37th Chamber” a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair record and not just a collection of covers.The vinyl version of “Return To The 37th Chamber” is presented with 4 different hand painted covers. The originals were painted on two sewn together flour sacks in Accra, Ghana by Heavy J and Stoger, two artists who are legends in the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema scene and regular contributors to the Deadly Prey Gallery’s collection in Chicago.From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is as much a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, “Sounding Out The City” that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly unique in its own right.
V.A. - Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992
V.A.
Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
For their first multi-artist compilation, Music From Memory take us on a trip to the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992 is a double LP that explores the outer reaches of Brazilian music, where indigenous rhythms mix with synthesizers and where MPB mingles with drum computers. As Brazil faced the last years of its military dictatorship and transition to democracy, a generation of forward-thinking musicians developed an alternative vision of Brazilian music and culture. They embraced traditionally shunned electronic production methods and infused their music with elements of ambient, jazz-fusion, and minimalism. At the same time they referenced the musical forms and spirituality of indigenous tribes from the Amazon. The music they produced was a complex and mesmerising tapestry that vividly evoked Brazilian landscapes and simultaneously reached out to the world beyond its borders.The product of extensive research, this compilation is a unique introduction to this visionary music and features many fresh discoveries in a country well trodden by record diggers. It gathers tracks from obscure albums that have for too long been neglected by even the most avid collectors of Brazilian music. It includes now highly sought after music by Andréa Daltro, Maria Rita, and Fernando Falcão, as well as unknown gems like those of Cinema, Carlinhos Santos, and Anno Luz. This is an essential release that reveals a broader spectrum of Brazilian music, striking a unique sonic signature that is full of innovation, experimentation, and beauty.Compiled by John Gómez and featuring extensive liner notes, Outro Tempo showcases this overlooked corner in Brazil’s rich music history for the first time.
Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) - Tuxedo II
Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)
Tuxedo II
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 31.03.2017
“The only time you wear a Tuxedo is when it’s time to party.”So says legendary West Coast player Snoop Dogg on the opening track of “Tuxedo II”. The blessing of the Doggfather is of special importance to Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, whose second album as a duo finds them at the forefront of a new wave of gangster boogie - one that owes as much to G-funk as P-funk.This is the territory of pre- and post-hydraulic low riders: a mélange of Cali boom-bap, analog synth bass and elegant disco that resonates truth and authenticity in an era where so many are faking the funk.Bonding over a shared love of Chic, Parliament, and the other signs in the greater funk Zodiac, Mayer Hawthorne (Aquarius) and Jake One (Taurus) were early predictors of the sea changes that American music would undergo in 2016. Their first release of 2015 debuted at #1 on iTunes America’s RnB charts, christened as “Dance Floor Catnip” by the Boston Globe, and “Pure disco-funk hot fire” by Okayplayer. Considering their individual successes (Mayer’s four solo albums, Jake’s production work for the likes of Drake, Future, The Weeknd, and De La Soul) and five Grammy nominations between the two of them, it’s no surprise that their powers combined have yet again yielded a bevy of absolute slappers that are packaged perfectly for dance parties in 2017. The material here, while wholly original, is an exercise in honoring its forebears. “Tuxedo II” recalls the future funk wobble of Zapp, Gap, Jam/ Lewis and Junie Morrison, while nodding lyrically to Mtume, Jodeci and Cameo.The crystallization of the album’s concept comes courtesy of its message of universal love; thanks to the signature combination of soul and pop sensibility that have come to define Mayer’s hooks.“You gotta do what you love...” says Mayer in a recent interview with Nordstrom’s style blog, one of the many fashion outlets to cover Tuxedo’s rise. After all - the transcendental ritual of the party and the rippling self affirmation of the funk are of one spirit: the spirit of self love...of self expression. “Tuxedo II” is a modern testament to unity and positivity in trying times. It is a reminder that the dance floor will always be there to welcome you, whoever you are.
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
Rodriguez
Cold Fact
LP | 1970 | US | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
23,99 €*
Release:1970 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder 05.05.2017
Earth, Wind & Fire - Brazilian Rhyme / My Love
Earth, Wind & Fire
Brazilian Rhyme / My Love
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 31.03.2017
The full unreleased version of the o.g bboy classic 'Brazilian Rhyme' straight out the Sony tape vaults ( I made that sound easier than it was). Not just one for hip-hop heads, the appreciation of this groove is pretty much universal. The track is an uncredited cover of Toninho Horta's "Beijo Partido" most likely directly influenced by Milton Nascimentos version from the LP Minas which is a great cheap LP while we are on that. On the flip for the first time on 45 (until someone tells me there is some random German or Thai pressing) is one of my old modern spins, best 45 of the year and its only March.
Alessandro Alessandroni - Afro Discoteca
Alessandro Alessandroni
Afro Discoteca
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
Four Flies Records is back in full force, this time with an EP that looks at the more sophisticated and modern dancefloor... The Italian label embarked on another journey of rediscovery, a specialty they seem to master. The destination of this trip was a dusty vault in Africa, where a famous Italian musician moved years ago... The Italian film and TV industry provided in the 60s and 70s countless opportunity for talented musicians to compose and produce a rich variety of music: soundtracks, library music, experimental music – an infinite amount of recordings that still represents a paradise for the most curious and passionate diggers. So here we have the proof that there’s still lot to discover. Alessandro Alessandroni is one of those pioneers, a maestro that built the legend of Italian soundtracks and library music along with Ennio Morricone, Piero Umiliani and many others. His vault testifies how prolific had been those times, with hundreds of tapes and obscure recordings from that period. Among the many, a dusty tape bearing the hand-written label “Afro Discoteca” captured the attention of Four Flies. The music contained in the tape had never been released until now. When he listened to the tracks, Italian legendary DJ LEO MAS (one of the undisputed inventors of the Balearic sound) told us: “It is surprising to listen to something that sounds so modern... This EP is the perfect union of Afro influences and Italian taste. There’s something Afro lounge here but also incredibly cinematic – it makes me think of John Carpenter’s atmospheres. B1 (Afrodiscoteca) reminds me of clubs I’ve been in Malindi in the late 70s and the closing track is absolutely spellbinding.
Josef Leimberg - Astral Progressions
Josef Leimberg
Astral Progressions
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (World Galaxy / Alpha Pup)
31,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
Trumpeter and composer Josef Leimberg will launch his debut full-length “Astral Progressions”. “Astral Progressions” is a powerful record in the canon of 21st century music. It also continues the momentum Leimberg achieved on the Kendrick Lamar Grammy Award winning album “To Pimp A Butterfly”. A hybrid state of jazz fusion, world music, R&B and golden era hip hop instrumentalism. His collaborative resume over the decades is astounding, consisting of production, writing and feature credits with Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Robin Thicke, Shafiq Husayn, Funkadelic, Freestyle Fellowship, Dr. Dre, Murs, King Tee, Suga Free, Saafir and Busdriver. These connections have undoubtedly spread life all over Astral Progressions. Leimberg’s debut album features an array of innovators and game changers in modern progressive music. Kamasi Washington, Bilal, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kurupt, Terrace Martin and Miguel Atwood Ferguson are just a small list of the brilliant minds that make the “Astral Progressions” outing special.
V.A. - Ghana Soundz Volume 1
V.A.
Ghana Soundz Volume 1
2LP | 2002 | EU | Reissue (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2002 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.04.2017
14 years after - Long overdue reissue of the Soundways very first excursion into the musical heritage of the black continent! Must-have for all afro-beat-diggers!
V.A. - AOR Global Sounds Volume 3 (1976-1985)
V.A.
AOR Global Sounds Volume 3 (1976-1985)
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.04.2017
Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice proudly present the 3rd edition of their acclaimed AOR Global Sounds compilations series. Another brilliant selection of 14 rare and hidden tracks, produced between 1976 and 1985 in various parts of the world.On AOR Global Sounds Vol.3, DJ and producer Charles Maurice delivers again a fine overview of the AOR and WestCoast influences for many artists in the late 70s and early 80s. Even more than on previous volumes, he selected highly forgotten productions, deeply infused with Disco and Soul flavors.Many of these great gems were naturally produced through all the USA, often made by artists with a very short career and as private press. For example, Jeff Silna only recorded this amazing song after winning the competition of a long gone Miami radio station, the Stratus project started around 1974 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and was a band led by Bob Ackley who only released this 7” single in 1976 after recording a full album and doing a few gigs around Michigan, John Kontol (Jon Konteau), however having credits for a few productions and appearances and still acting as a musician, never released another LP after his heartbreaking experience with Erect Records, that never rewarded him for his work and even change his name against his consent, as for “Dirt (In The Sky” by 7 Days Unlimited, whose both members were from Pittsburgh area, where a lot of dirt was literally flying in the air, the song was released in 1980 on a very limited 500 copies 7” single.But this kind of stories and waste of talent is not solely and American privilege, from Willy Santana (member of Placa Luminosa) in Brazil, and Funky Team in Sweden, to Stacey and Out Of The Fog in Canada, this 3rd edition proves again if necessary the international scope and fervor of this music scene, and the surprising amount of great music that go unnoticed at that time.Fully remastered from originals, with great attention to sound quality as always, AOR Global Sounds Vol.3 (1976-1985, selected by Charles Maurice) is presented by Favorite Recordings in a gatefold vinyl double LP.
Lord Echo - Harmonies
Lord Echo
Harmonies
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
Finally! Almost four long years after his afro-beat-excursion "Curiosities", Lord Echo steps up for his third and long-awaited longplayer "Harmonies" on the infamous label Soundway. A combination which couldn't fit better and warms our hearts in anticipation!
Tony Allen - A Tribute To Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Tony Allen
A Tribute To Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Blue Note)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
Blue Note is pleased to announce the release of legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen's new EP: A Tribute to Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. The 4 titles featured exclusively in the EP provide a preview of his forthcoming album for Blue Note on which Tony Allen pays tribute to his longstanding idol, American jazz drummer Art Blakey. The EP's four titles and the other tracks that make up the album were recorded over three days in Paris at the Midilive studios, the former facility of the Vogue label. The sessions were done in live conditions that saw Tony Allen and his 8-piece band together in the same room, with the sound channeled through 12 separate mikes onto 2" tape via a Sony MCI-JH24 analogue multi-track recorder.Tony Allen and Art Blakey have so much in common that this project came into being almost naturally. For one thing, growing up in Lagos, if Tony hadn't listened to Art Blakey's recordings he might never have taken up drumming: Blakey's type of kit was much rarer than the traditional Nigerian percussion instruments played during that period. Another quality shared by the two musicians is the fact that both Art and Tony were sidemen before they were leaders of their own groups: Art Blakey founded his Jazz Messengers after playing alongside Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon or Thelonious Monk, and Tony Allen also only moved on to leading his own ensembles after playing in other bands, notably the Africa 70 orchestra founded by Fela Anikulapo Kuti. And both Allen and Blakey contributed to the birth of a brand-new music style: bebop and then hard bop in the case of Art Blakey, and the afro-beat style of Allen. Paris is also a link where the two musicians converge: Art Blakey recorded some of his best albums there (his live recordings at the Club St. Germain and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées for example), while Paris has been home to Tony Allen for some twenty years, and he still lives there with his family.But perhaps the most significant link between Blakey and Allen is Africa. Many consider Art Blakey to be the most African of the jazz drummers, and he made many long visits to that continent where he earned a new name — Blakey became known as Buhaina, an African resonance that would become part of his approach to drumming. Blakey was an inspired metronome, a musician with no interest in idle chitchat who avoided special effects in order to concentrate on the profound dynamics of rhythm. But he could create alchemy with his groups. You could say the same of Tony Allen, whose powerful sense of rhythm goes hand in hand with a taste for economy that resembles the "sublime elegance" found in the art of the haiku: behind the Nigerian's "stripped to the essentials" approach, there lies the will to encourage each musician to raise his playing to exceptional levels.Here, in the company of some of the finest instrumentalists in France (supervised by Vincent Taurelle of the A.L.B.E.R.T. trio, whose production credits include Tony's previous album Film of Life), Tony Allen handsomely comes full circle with his Tribute To Art Blakey, a fine demonstration of the bond between Africa and America.
Firyuza - Firyuza
Firyuza
Firyuza
LP | 1979 | EU | Reissue (Nedostovaemoe)
24,99 €*
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder 31.03.2017
Firyuza was an instrumental Turkmenian ethnic/prog/jazz/fusion band, founded in 1979 in the USSR. The group won the first prize at the sixth All-Union Entertainers Competition in Leningrad, thus gaining the privilege of releasing an album on the Melodiya label. The resulting eponymous work blends improvised prog-rock, psychedelic jazz/rock and funk fusion with strong ethnic flavors. The seven members imitated sounds of traditional Turkmen instruments, such as dutar, dili tuiduk, and g'ijjak, on regular keyboards, guitars, saxophone, flute, and violin. Original copies in decent condition are very rare nowadays, bumping the price up to $500-600 and making Firyuza one of the "holy grails" of Soviet psych jazz from Central Asia, together with the Gunesh and Dos-Mukasan LP's.
Brian Bennett - Voyage: A Journey Into Discoid Funk
Brian Bennett
Voyage: A Journey Into Discoid Funk
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Isle Of Jura)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
Reissued on 180-gram vinyl with completely remastered sound, here's the highly sought after cosmic disco classic 'Voyage: A Journey Into Discoid Funk' by Brian Bennett, originally released in 1978. This edition is way better than the few crappy sounding bootlegs which appeared through the years.
Dos-Mukasan - Dos-Mukasan
Dos-Mukasan
Dos-Mukasan
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Nedostovaemoe)
24,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder 31.03.2017
Dos-Mukasan was a legendary Soviet Kazakh psychedelic/funk/garage/beat band, formed in Alma-Ata in 1967 by students of the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute. The band was known for performing original material in the Kazakh and Russian languages, a well as for unusual arrangements of Kazakh folk songs. After many years this pearl is available again as a limited vinyl run on the Kazakh label Nedostovaemoe.
Kings Of The Late Night, The - Fly Away Theo Parrish Remix
Kings Of The Late Night, The
Fly Away Theo Parrish Remix
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (West End)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 31.03.2017
Originally released in 2005, this sought after 12” from West End offshoot West End Blue gets an exclusive reissue for 2017. A four track slice of night time Detroit Soul comes backed with a remix from fellow Motor city resident Theo Parrish.
NST Cophie's - Bian Kou
NST Cophie's
Bian Kou
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Kalita)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.05.2017
Kalita Records are extremely proud to announce their first release, the three choice cuts from NST Cophie's 1980 private press Ivory Coast Afro-disco album 'Mon'Da Center'. After moving to Paris in 1976 and having played with other well-known bands such as N'Bamina, Osibisa, and with numerous artists including Jimmy Hyacinthe and Papa Wemba, 'Mon'Da Center' was Ernest's first solo album. Recorded at Studio Caroline in Paris's 20th sector over the space of one week, this self-funded ultra-rare album regularly exchanges hands for eye-watering prices. Pretty much unknown except to the most hardened of diggers, 'Bian Kou', 'E Clolo' and 'Mioukouna' are guaranteed to set any dance floor alight, with hypnotic Afro-disco grooves, killer drums and angelic female vocals. We hope that you love the tracks as much as we do, and invite you to join us in celebrating the musical world of NST Cophie's, all on glorious 180 gram vinyl! Accompanied with liner notes and exclusive photos!
Al Massrieen - Modern Music
Al Massrieen
Modern Music
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Habibi Funk)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
Al Massrieen: Disco, Funk and modernized Arabic Pop from EgyptIn the beginning of Habibi Funk, our search was focussed on vinyl records. Around a year ago though, we got to the point where we realized that it became substantially harder to discover music, that we enjoyed and hadn’t heard before. It became apparent that it was time to start looking for other formats. Cassette tapes were the obvious alternative. These were introduced in the arabic world around the late 1970s. In some countries they took over a bit earlier, in others a bit later, but eventually they pushed the vinyl format out of the market in the 1980s. In Egypt this trend already even started in the late 1970s.Al Massrieen was one of the first bands I learned about once I discovered the tape format for myself. They were really popular in Egypt in the 1970s and the more of their music I found on either tapes or Arabic pirate mp3 sites, the more I was becoming a fan. Only very few bands from the region can match the band’s versatility as well as their strive for innovation. Hany Shenoda is the man behind the Al Massrieen band. He is a reknown figure of the Egyptian music scene and has worked with everyone from Abdel Halim Hafez to Mohamed Mounir. Al Massrieen was his attempt to introduce his ideas of modernizing Egyptian music, heavily encouraged by Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt's only winner of the Nobel Price for literature) after discussing his ideas with him. Al Massrieen's sound goes from lush disco like “Sah” to psych rock like “Horreya” or incredible jazz fused pop on songs such as “Edba Mn Gded”. I was shocked to realize the band seemed to be hardly known outside Egypt, even though I feel they're at least on the same level as Ahmed Fakroun. An relative obscurity which I largely attribute to the fact that their releases never have been pressed on vinyl (apart from a Greece best of LP which wasn’t a strong compilation of the group’s songs). One way or another it felt like this band and especially their composer, band leader and overall brain Hany Shenoda was in need to get some recognition outside of Egypt. The release is fully licensed from the band and comes with an extensive booklet with liner notes, interviews and unseen photos.
Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek - Nem Kaldi
Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek
Nem Kaldi
12" | 2017 | UK | Original (Catapulte)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
Brand new Anatolian Psych-Pop sensation ! 4 heart-melting gems where Turkish Folk meets groove and electric action!Young singer/multi-instrumentist Derya Yildirim teams up with fantastic drummer Greta Eacott (G-Bop Orchestra / One-Take records) and 3 quarters of Catapulte Records' Orchestre du Montplaisant (Antonin Voyant, Graham Mushnik, Andrea Piro).
Arawak - Accade A... Black Vinyl Edition
Arawak
Accade A... Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Golden Pavilion)
25,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 31.03.2017
Here's a revamped reissue of an extremely rare Italian library album from 1970. Arawak is one of the many pseudonyms that Luciano Simoncini used as a composer of film scores and background music for radio and television in Italy. This album stayed under the radar until hip-hop performer Quasimoto (an alter ego of producer Madlib) sampled 'Accade A Harlem' for the 'Suono Libero' series. The laid-back grooves and dreamy atmospheres alternate with more funky sounds to make for a truly unique listening experience.
Yuriy Morozov - Inexplicable 4
Yuriy Morozov
Inexplicable 4
7" | 2017 | RU | Original (Spasibo)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / RU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.04.2017
Before Spasibo Records was launched we try to help to release Yuriy Morozov's record in the USA.. but something went wrong.. Anyway we did it ourselves finally! We listened to all of his 60 (!) albums and pick 2 tunes! Listen to it and you'll understand why! Yuriy Morozov (1948-2006) - soviet rock-composer, multi-instrumentalist and sound-engineer of "Melodiya" label. Also he was poet, writer, yogi, vegeterian, philospher and electritian. He's books and music tells more about him!
Fat Freddys Drop - Based On A True Story
Fat Freddys Drop
Based On A True Story
2LP | 2005 | UK | Original (The Drop)
17,99 €*
Release:2005 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
Preorder 28.04.2017
1st studio produced album by the New Zealand group from 2005. The album utilized the band's trademark dub, reggae, soul and funk influenced sound, and has been successful both in terms of sales and of critical reception. 7 times platinum in New Zealand!
Fruko (Y Sus Tesos) - A La Memoria Del Muerto
Fruko (Y Sus Tesos)
A La Memoria Del Muerto
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
18,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 04.04.2017
On vinyl, here's a reissue of the second album by the highly regarded Colombian group Fruko Y Sus Tesos, originally released in 1972. The album is full of energetic and tough guaguance, bomba, plena, oriza, bolero, cha-cha-cha and descarga rhythms, all blended with Latin soul elements and performed by the group featuring a trumpet and two trombones for a more robust brass attack. The material is a mix of spirited cover versions and authentically Nuyorican-sounding originals with a Colombian twist. The bonus track 'Tihuanaco' appeared on the US edition of the LP.
Omar - Love In Beats
Omar
Love In Beats
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Freestyle)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 31.03.2017
Omar has a totally unique, individual style and sound still marks him out as a future thinking and utterly unrivaled artist, who has collaborated with so many legendary names that it would be foolish to deny his worldwide reputation - who would dare contradict the likes of Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Carleen Anderson, Angie Stone, Common and fellow fans and followers like Maxwell and Jarrod Lawson?Following on from 2013's album The Man, 2016 sees his new long player further cement this undeniable reputation. Love In Beats is Omars' 8th studio album of his long, illustrious career and may just be the most eclectic & varied to date. Somewhat more electronic in it's conception and sound than it's predecessor, Love In Beats incorporates soul, Caribbean rhythms, an undercurrent of funk, with touches of zouk, a jazzy waltz, spoken word and also features collaborations with Us soul legend Leon Ware, Blue Note pianist Robert Glasper, grime MC Ty, Guadeloupe born singer Jean-Michele Rotin, and Uk soultress Natasha Watts, The Floacist and Mayra Andrade, the Cape Verdean born singer who lives and records in Paris.Co produced by Scratch Professer, Omars Grammy winning brother,this collection should create excitement worldwide, the sounds are varied - but all have Omars' unique fingerprint on them, style and substance beautifully merged!
Vincent Ahehehinnou - Best Woman
Vincent Ahehehinnou
Best Woman
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Analog Africa)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.04.2017
In early 1978, Vincent Ahehehinnou left the Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou without explanation. He had been one of their principal vocalist since 1968 and had helped transform them from a hard-charging nightclubband into a musical powerhouse and Africa-wide sensation. By the end of 1977, after an explosive performance at the pan-African arts and culture festival (Festac77) in Lagos, the band had reached the very pinnacle of their success.For nearly forty years, the reasons behind Vincent’s sudden departure have remained a mystery. Until now. In an interview included with Analog Africa’s new reissue of Best Woman – Vincent’s first post-Poly-Rythmo album, which has been out-of-print for close to four decades and nearly impossible to find outside West Africa – the great singer finally breaks his silence. He didn’t leave … he was pushed.Poly-Rythmo were already popular in their native Benin but, in the aftermath of Festac ’77, the band were poised for break-out success throughout Africa. One of the people who stood to benefit most was the band’s manager Adissa Seidou, whose label Albarika Store had released most of the band’s recordings. However Adissa’s vision for Poly-Rythmo didn’t always line up with that of the musicians and, more often than not, it was Vincent who spoke up for the band.The two men grew increasingly estranged until one day – at the funeral for Adissa’s father no less – Adissa gave Vincent an ultimatum of sorts. In Vincent’s own words: ‘I asked him if there is a way we could sort out our differences to which he replied that the only solution was for me to leave the band, adding, “if not I will kill you”’. And so Vincent found himself forced out of the band he had helped build. He tried his hand at various business ventures, but soon realised that the pull of music was too strong. On a business trip to Nigeria, Vincent met with Ignace de Souza of Benin’s Black Santiago band, who agreed to arrange Vincent’s songs, assemble musicians, and book a session at the legendary Decca Studios in Lagos.With everything in place Vincent returned to Cotonou, gathered together all the money he had saved over the years and set out again for Lagos. But the simple bus journey to Nigeria turned into a nightmarish odyssey of military corruption … and had it not been for the random kindness of an unknown woman on the bus, this album – along with Vincent’s subsequent solo career – might never have existed. Vincent tells the full story in the liner notes to this LP.But Vincent did make it to Lagos and the sessions went ahead. The nine-piece band, handpicked by de Souza, learned the songs and set them to tape in the span of only a week … but the results are as timeless and essential as anything to emerge from West Africa in the late 1970s.Vincent’s afrobeat credentials are in full evidence on opening track ‘Best Woman’ (English) whose driving beat, focussed horns and intricate vocal melody recall the raucous intensity of Poly-Rythmo. But the deep funk of the title track turns out to be only a warm-up for album-highlight ‘Maimouna Cherie’ (French), a moving expression of love and longing which kicks off with a hi-hat and wah-wah guitar workout but shifts gears mid-way into a more concentrated and contemplative groove.The funk and afrobeat gems on Best Woman are balanced by songs that draw upon Sato, one of the many Vodoun rhythms of Vincent’s native Benin. Side one concludes with ‘Vi Deka’ (Mina), an epic slow-burner propelled by some of the record’s most soulful vocals, while album closer ‘Wa Do Verite Ton Noumi’ (Fon) all but dares you not to lose yourself in its sublime hypnotic trance.Best Woman was released on Nigeria’s Hasbunalau Records in 1978, and original pressings are now highly-prized collector’s items. With this reissue on Analog Africa’s Dance Edition imprint – newly mastered by Nick Robbins, cut by to vinyl by Frank Merritt at the Carvery, and approved by Vincent himself – Best Woman makes a welcome and long-overdue return to turntables around the world.
Quantic & Nidia Gongora - Curao
Quantic & Nidia Gongora
Curao
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Curao' is the first full collaborative album from world-renowned British producer Quantic and Colombian folklore singer Nidia Góngora – who has regularly fronted Quantic’s high profile live ensembles in recent years as well as contributing to some of his most popular tracks.With infectiously danceable rhythms, captivating songwriting and up-to-the minute production, ‘Curao’ brings a new and highly original interpretation of the unique, rich and mystical musical traditions of the Colombian Pacific Coast. Combining Quantic’s trademark electronic production with the distinctive traditional rhythms of Pacific music the album presents itself as a captivating body of work.
Murad Kazhlaev - To See You
Murad Kazhlaev
To See You
7" | 2017 | RU | Original (Spasibo)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / RU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.04.2017
More russion odd-funk madness.
Will Sessions - Deluxe
Will Sessions
Deluxe
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Sessions Sounds)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Deluxe, Will Sessions’ debut LP of original material, contains tracks previously available as limited press 7" records, freshly remastered for a full length album. The album contains guest appearances from Detroit legends Allan Barnes (Blackbyrds) and Amp Fiddler (Parliament/Funkadelic), as well as Florida’s own 'King of Funk' Rickey Calloway, and relative new-comer Coko (Funk Night Records). The album is a collection of singles reminiscent of classic funk and soul with deep breaks, tight rhythm section, blazing horns, and raw vocal performances.
Stevens Bros, The - Love Crazy / Smoke & Fire
Stevens Bros, The
Love Crazy / Smoke & Fire
7" | 1983 | US | Reissue (Huntsville)
26,99 €*
Release:1983 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
LTD reissue of rare 1983 funk record by Huntsville Alabama-based (then) teen quartet, now with picture sleeeve. Originals currently run about $400.
Robert Helms - Sekele I Like It / Feet On The Ground
Robert Helms
Sekele I Like It / Feet On The Ground
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Betino's)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.04.2017
Unearthed by groove archeologist Betino Errera, this black gem was cut in Paris in 1980 by American vocalist Robert Helms. His French career being rather confidential with releases under his own name as well as Bobby Helms or simply Bobby, the Lay Down Girl album remained a well-kept secret for decades despite the fact that it contained two very strong disco-funk tunes.Helms was backed by a seasoned studio band including Donny Donable (of Lafayette Afro Rock Band) on drums, Christophe Zadire (of Zulu Gang fame) on bass and Beckie Bell on backing vocals. The session was led by master musician Jacob Desvarieux on guitar, piano and synths, who was already at that time one of the founders of Kassav. These recordings were made under the supervision of Pierre Jaubert, who was a major player on the independent French production scene from the late 60s onward, operating his own studio, famous for also being a much appreciated meeting point for musicians. He is responsible for bringing forth works from legendary bluesmen like John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, Roosevelt Sykes and jazz greats including Mal Waldron, Archie Shepp and Charlie Mingus. But to funk lovers, Pierre Jaubert is mostly known for his involvement with the mythical Lafayette Afro Rock Band whose prominent breaks and riffs have been sampled by the most illustrious rappers including Public Enemy, De La Soul, Naughty by Nature, Digital Underground, Wu Tang Clan and Ice Cube to name just a few.Today, Betino's Records reissues two very sought after tracks from the original album: "Feet On The Ground", cowritten by Desvarieux and Helms and "Sekele I Like It", written by Desvarieux and Pasteur Lappe, the latter hailing from Cameroon was the first one to record the song in 1979. In addition, both tunes get the contemporary rework treatment. Baptman and Betino editing the vocals out of "Sekele I Like It" then turning it into a very danceable Philly inspired dub. For his part, DJ Vas digs the Afrobeat seam on "Feet On The Ground", thickens the sauce with thumping bass lines and adds an "Earth Wind & Fire" feel by putting the emphasis on the horn section.And last but not least, this 12inch pressing is limited to 700 copies worldwide.
Hawaiian Spotlighters - Mauna Kea Breeze
Hawaiian Spotlighters
Mauna Kea Breeze
LP | 1964 | US | Reissue (Bacchus Archives)
18,99 €*
Release:1964 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
Now available on a wide scale, this is an awesome and very rare exotica album from the mid-'60s. A reported 200 copies of the original album were made by the Century Custom label. The music was recorded by a musical family inside their garage.
Logg - (You've Got) That Something / Dancing Into The Stars
Logg
(You've Got) That Something / Dancing Into The Stars
12" | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Salsoul)
9,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 31.03.2017
Heavy, heavy, heavyweight Boogie here from the legendary Salsoul catalogue!The man - Leroy Burgess - with his frequent collaborator 'Red' Greg Carmichael turned in this insane 2 sider in 1981 ('Dancing into the stars' on the b-side!), both cuts just ooze that synthed out disco soul that Burgess is known for, super deep and with flawless production. Extended jams on both sides, tracks that go on and on in the best possible way! Simply put, this one's is an ESSENTIAL! Leroy's influence on House and Garage music should not be understated and it's records like this one that prove this over and over again!Record's like this still get spin in the clubs, they still have people losing it on the dance-floor! Timeless dance music from one of the most legendary artists and labels in the game. This record is all about having fun, partying & losing yourself in the music, an essential classic that has stood the test of time for the last 30+ years & is now available again, legitimately remastered & repressed for 2017 in conjunction with Salsoul Records, NYC. You NEED this one!
Sun Ra - Thunder Of The God
Sun Ra
Thunder Of The God
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Modern Harmonic)
33,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
A new Sun Ra LP touches ground in the earthly bins, 50 years after its creation!Sun Ra is still trying to get our attention 50 years after dispatching this transmission. Humanity’s path since then makes his message even more urgent today. Years after Herman Poole “LeSony’r Ra” Blount “left the planet” he’s still trying to reach us, to wake us up and to change our destiny.Sun Ra and the Arkestra weren’t a traditional studio band, and every star in the vast galaxy of their discography reflects this. The origins of these records can be hard to pinpoint at times, but when it comes to Thunder Of The Gods, it’s a bit easier. “Calling Planet Earth – We’ll Wait For You” was discovered on tapes from Ra’s, Universe In Blue, believed to be recorded in ’71. The raucous title track and “Moonshots Across the Sky” are unearthed from the ’66 Strange Strings sessions. Modern Harmonic has once again paired Ra’s sonic art with the visual art of “The Father of Modern Space Art,” Chesley Bonestell, whose 1952 work ”Formation of the Earth’s Continents” spralls across the front and back covers.
V.A. - Brazilian Compilation Series Volume 2
V.A.
Brazilian Compilation Series Volume 2
12" | 2017 | US | Original (Chit Chat)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
When artists “Poolside” (Los Angles) & Brazilian legend “Fatnotronic” team up, they bring you yet another masterpiece collectors item. “Esperar Pra Ver” is a fun party song, swaying you right on down into the warm welcoming waters of Ipanema Beach, sneaking in 303 acid lines along your path. Label owner TonyAdams in full swing with “Estou Livre” which translates to (I Am Free) sure to make you feel free on any dance floor. Daniel T gets psychedelic with intoxicating vocals and percussions. Get lost in these world rhythms. Brazilian artist “Joutro Mundo” sends us this disco chugging classic “Nao Force” with gleaming shining vocals and a four on the flour.
Voilaaa - Des Promesses
Voilaaa
Des Promesses
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
Voilaaa is one of the many projects led and produced by Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart, who’s proven over the past 15 years, his place amongst the finest producers of groove music in all genres. This time exploring the wide spectrum of the African and Tropical Disco scene, he received a massive international support for Voilaaa’s first album, On te l’avait dit, released late 2015 on Favorite Recordings. Following to that success and pursuing the same direction combining of the festive, yet sometime futile nature of Disco, and the instinctive, deep, sometimes rough nature of African music, Voilaaa’s now presenting its 2nd efforts, Des Promesses. The 13 tracks of the album are again up to expectations, and Voilaaa has not finished feeding international dancefloors with heavy Afro-Disco music. Alongside Bruno at the production, singers Pat Kalla and Sir Jean are back providing their carefree lyrics and Afro vibes, and Senegalese artist Doctor Lass comes to extend the team, with 3 brilliant titles, including a great Funky cover of the classic “Mandjou” by Salif Keita and Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux..
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Zimba
Baleka
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Nyami Nyami)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 18.04.2017
In the mid-'70s, musician and songwriter Phil Arosa fled the apartheid of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) to settle in the Netherlands and pursue his musical career under more mundane skies. With his partner Marga he started the band Zimba, which enjoyed a 10-year career of playing clubs around the country.During its active days Zimba released only one song, 'Baleka', which stayed under the radar back in 1983. This 12-inch contains not only the original recording of 'Baleka', but also two new versions courtesey of London's The Comet Is Coming and Blackjoy (Siwo) from Paris. This minimal and powerful mix of African rhythms with new wave vocals, and an irresistible mbira gimmick won't stay unnoticed this time around. And now get your ass over to that dancefloor
Adrian Younge - Presents The Delfonics Instrumentals
Adrian Younge
Presents The Delfonics Instrumentals
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 31.03.2017
The Delfonics is the quintessential sweet-soul group. Hailing from Philadelphia, the crew formed in the mid-'60s, with the definitive original lineup as leadvocalist and songwriter William Hart, his brother Wilbert Hart, and mutual high-school friend Randy Cain (later replaced by Major Harris). With the help ofproducer/arranger Thom Bell—and with William's signature falsetto—the Delfonics set the tone for all other sweet-soul groups that would follow.Los Angeles producer/composer Adrian Younge envisioned a modern-day Delfonics album and pitched the idea to William Hart, who hopped a plane fromPhilly to L.A. and began work on a new album. Younge helped to reshape the Delfonics by bringing on board two excellent young vocalists, Loren Odenand Saudia Mills—as well as Om'Mas Keith on the single "Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)"—to work alongside William.From the very beginning, it was Younge's intention to create an old-school Delfonics vibe but offer a very hip-hop-informed perspective. There aredistinguishing musical elements that Delfonics fans will recognize, like the electric sitar guitar, the French horn, string arrangements, and the tympani. Now the instrumentals are finally available.
Gilles Peterson - Havana Cultura: Anthology
Gilles Peterson
Havana Cultura: Anthology
3LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Brownswood)
32,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
Mit der brandneuen Ausgabe "Havana Cultura: Anthology" gibt Gilles Peterson einen hervorragenden Überblick über die moderne Musikszene Kubas der jungen Nachfahren der legendären Buena Vista Social Club-Stars und setzt sie - auch anhand exzellenter Remixes - in den Kontext der globalen Clubkultur. Die 23 Tracks der neuen Doppel-CD und streng limitierten Triple-LP sind das Ergebnis eines achtjährigen Experimentes der heutigen Musiker-Avantgarde Kubas mit dem Kurator Gilles Peterson.
Bob Chance - Wild It's Broken
Bob Chance
Wild It's Broken
7" | 2012 | EU | Original (Emotional Rescue)
9,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 07.04.2017
/ It's Broken ... After two massive reissues, Emotional Rescue have come up with the goods once again, with this remastered reissue of incredibly rare 70s psyche-funk from Bob Chance. Two versions are included: the original 7" version, driven along by a razor-sharp guitar riff and sweetly lamenting lyrics, topped off with weird cosmic synths and galloping rhythm. However, the real gem is the edit entitled "Wild It's Broken" which sharpens the focus of the guitar and adds some serious kick to the drums to create a beefy counterpart to the new age original.
Haile M. Ghiorgis - Man Biye / A Happy Disco Song
Haile M. Ghiorgis
Man Biye / A Happy Disco Song
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (The Artless Cuckoo)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Totally unique and basically undiscovered Ethophian synth groove single by blind keyboardist Haile Mariam G. Ghiorgis. 500 copy press - fully licenced release which comes with a thick high quality picture sleeve. Tip!As a first release on this newly founded label, here's two totally unique and undiscovered Ethophian synth groove recordings by blind keyboardist Haile Mariam G. Ghiorgis. Both tracks are taken from the highly collectable and extremely rare debut solo album “Tigill Lemenor (Survival)”. An album that Ghiorgis released privately in 1985 on his own Pentaton label.Born in Ethiopia in 1952, Haile M. Ghiorgis originally worked as a music instructor after school and played music together with several prominent groups of his countrymen – he was the keyboardist of Mahmoud Ahmed & Ibex Band and played for national stars like Tilahun Gessesse, among others. Due to the communist revolution in Ethiopia in 1974, Haile decided to leave his motherland and he was allowed to leave the country due to his blindness in 1977. Finding a new home in Hamburg, he performed together with various bands, including the afro pop group Soulful Dynamics and Jah Love (an early band of funk drummer and reggae artists Curvin Merchant aka Jamaica Papa Curvin). When those groups disbanded, Ghiorgis was retrained as a piano-tuner but also focussed on his own music.Haile M. Ghiorgis was particularly fascinated by the digital-controlled synthesizer and rhythm-machines, whose operation he mastered without any difficulties in spite of his blindness. The drums came from a Yamaha drum computer and were recorded first. On top of that, bass and the melodies were added. Haile was using a Yamaha DX-7 keyboard, an old small Roland synth as well as an organ by Solton.On the album, which was recorded in his small home studio in Hamburg on a TEAC 8-track tape machine, Haile M. Ghiorgis harmoniously blends western pop and jazz music with his native country’s folklore. On the A side, “Man biye?” is a sort of melancholic love song – it means “What shall I call you?”. A man searches for something though in vain to compare with the beauty of his beloved. The atmospheric instrumental features brilliant synth solos over deep downtempo beats – sort of like jazzy ethno synth funk in slow motion.Side B of the single is the uplifting disco track “A Happy Disco Song”. As it says in the liner notes of the LP, the song esteems Ethiopian hospitality and relates how welcome every stranger is and how even the poorest is ready to share with him. The track got a charming “private” vibe and surely should appeal to DJs and disco/boogie aficiandos.The original LP “Survival” was primarily sold on live shows when he was on tour in the late 1980s throughout Europe, accompaning fellow Ethopian musicians including jazz legend Mulatu Astatke, among others, and almost never pops up.
Orlando Julius & Ashiko - Love , Peace & Happiness
Orlando Julius & Ashiko
Love , Peace & Happiness
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Hot Casa)
22,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.05.2017
Official reissue of one of the hardest to find albums by the Afro Soul maestro, a pure Afro Funk spiritual grail from 1978!Born in 1943 in Ikole-Ekiti in Ondo State, Nigeria, Orlando Julius Ekemode (“Orlando was really a nickname, taken from the Nigerian actor, Orlando Martins“) had started in music from an early age, becoming the school drummer and learning flute, bugle and other instruments at St Peters Anglican School in Ikole-Ekiti. Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he is credited as one of the first musicians to fuse US R&B into traditional highlife music, creating his own influential Afrobeat sound during the mid-‘60s.From his time playing in the USA during the 1970s onwards, he is credited with bringing African music to a broader audience and famously co-composed the song “Going Back To My Roots” with Lamont Dozier. In 1978, Orlando Julius Ekemode decided to produce himself this amazing session, originally recorded between Maryland and West Virginia (USA) and released in limited quantity in Nigeria by the obscure label Jungle Records. 6 stunning Afro-Funk monster tracks, recorded by 8 musicians based in Oakland.Fully licensed with the artist and remastered by The Carvery. Essential!
Soul Surfers, The - Odd Love / Cruisin'
Soul Surfers, The
Odd Love / Cruisin'
7" | 2016 | RU | Original (Spasibo)
11,99 €*
Release:2016 / RU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.04.2017
The Soul Surfers recorded 2 great tunes using vibraphone this time!
Armenian TV & Radio Orchestra - Prelude / In The Sunlight
Armenian TV & Radio Orchestra
Prelude / In The Sunlight
7" | 2016 | RU | Original (Spasibo)
11,99 €*
Release:2016 / RU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.04.2017
Crazy find of unreleased material by Armenian TV & Radio Orchestra directed by M. Mavisakalian. Recorded in 1978, released in 2016!
John Lee Hooker - Whiskey And Wimmen: John Lee Hooker’s Finest
John Lee Hooker
Whiskey And Wimmen: John Lee Hooker’s Finest
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Concord)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
“Whiskey And Wimmen: John Lee Hooker’s Finest” is the perfect John Lee Hooker collection including works for labels like Vee-Jay, Specialty or Riverside. The release contains classics like „Boom Boom“ and „Whiskey And Wimmen”.
V.A. - International Breaks Volume 5
V.A.
International Breaks Volume 5
LP | 2017 | US | Original (International Breaks)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
Our dedicated digging team has scoured the planet once again to bring you yet another dope rare break kit from around the planet. Ready to chop, loop, and layer, International Breaks 505 features 101 new breaks from from the late 60s to early 80s. Our team assembled a comprehensive break beat kit with ultra rare gems from Russia, China, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, Holland, Italy, Poland, UK, and Brazil. If you are looking for more variety than your typical over sampled soul breaks, then this kit is is perfect for your production arsenal. Don’t sleep on this kit!
Willie Tee - Don't Get Caught
Willie Tee
Don't Get Caught
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Super Disco Edits)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
The second and last instalment of the unissued Willie Tee discovery. A weird piece of music that we guess was just a jam session between the musicians during studio takes for the "Anticipation" LP on United Artist Records. The song wasn’t fully finished as was missing many bars of music.. But you can’t let such a great groove go to waste. So Super Disco Editsused their imagination and got together a long enough slice of New Orleans funk for you all. This superb Northern Soul dancer is currently already getting spins up and down the country.
Scone Cash Players - The Slitter / Necking
Scone Cash Players
The Slitter / Necking
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Mango Hill)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.04.2017
“The Slitter” by Scone Cash Players cuts a deep groove from theraw funk just as a steel slitting machine cuts metal strips from rawsteel coils. The music mimics the sharpest of the upper and lowercutting knifes used to split into the hard cold metal. The HammondOrgan has much in common with a steel slitting machine. It is large,difficult to operate and potentially dangerous. It is an archaic piece ofequipment that requires a seasoned master to be able to operate itwith favorable results. Hammond organist Adam Scone is this kind ofmaster. The music was made as a tribute to the steel workers in hisfamily and from his musical hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. He isaccompanied here by the master producer and guitar player ThomasBrenneck of Dunham Records and one of the greatest and most indemand funk drummers on the NYC scene, Eric Kalb. Together theyslice a devastatingly stone cold groove.
Allergies, The - Love That I'm In / Since You've Been Gone
Allergies, The
Love That I'm In / Since You've Been Gone
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Jalapeno)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
Bristol boogie dons - The Allergies, are back with another hot 7" single to rip up dancefloors, and once again they've got champion MC and producer Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling) to assist in their funky endeavours.
238s, The - The Itch / The Scratch
238s, The
The Itch / The Scratch
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Sunflower Soul)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 31.03.2017
Conceived out of a mutual love for the Tascam 238 multitrack cassette machine, The 238s come hard on their debut 45. The group is a collaboration between members of the bay area's M-Tet and Kansas City groups Hi-Lux and Boogaloo 7.
Badder Than Evil / Chosen Few, The - Hot Wheels / Funky Buttercup
Badder Than Evil / Chosen Few, The
Hot Wheels / Funky Buttercup
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Kentici)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 31.03.2017
Two more than essential funk-breakers finally back on wax! Limited to 500 copies - so better grab it as soon as you can!
Sheitan Brothers - Road 666
Sheitan Brothers
Road 666
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Zelaian Disco Club)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
The single runs on 33 1/3 rpm. First EP of Zelaian Disco Club created by the Sheitan Brothers. Based on Arabic and Maloya inspiration, this first EP of the brotherhood is a gift to a tribal dance floor mixing traditional music and electronic beats.
Max Roach - We Insist!
Max Roach
We Insist!
LP | 1961 | EU | Reissue (Cornbread)
13,99 €*
Release:1961 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
Max Roach's 1960 masterwork,We Insist!, is a suite based on the Civil Rights Movement, and involves variations on the theme of the struggle for African Americans to achieve equality in the United States, a struggle that is still all too relevant still. Roach began composing with lyricst Oscar Brown Jr. in 1959, with the initial intention of having the suite performed in 1963, on the 100th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation. Featuring the wonderful Abbey Lincoln on vocals, as well as Booker Little,Julian Priester, Coleman Hawkins, Olatunji, and more,We Insist!is a truly stunning album, one that knows no equal from that time or since, reissued on 180 gram LP with download code.
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia Deluxe Edition
Mulatu Astatke
Mulatu Of Ethiopia Deluxe Edition
3LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Strut)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 19.05.2017
Strut present the first official reissue of a landmark album in the field of African music, Mulatu Astatke’s ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ from 1972. Recorded in New York, the album arrived at a time when Astatke had begun to master the delicate fusion of styles needed to create Ethio jazz.This definitive reissue of the album comes in a limited edition 3LP 6-panel gatefold set featuring the stereo album master, a pre-mix mono master and a selection of out-takes from the sessions, giving the listener rare access to the DNA of the studio process.
Don Cherry - Music, Wisdom, Love
Don Cherry
Music, Wisdom, Love
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Cacophonic)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
Reaching a near-mythical status amongst fans of free jazz’s most worldly intrepid explorer, these seldom heard Paris soundtrack sessions known as Music, Wisdom, Love have evaded collectors’ grasps and confused historians for exactly 50 years. Instigated in Paris in 1967 and filmed during Don’s downtime on a visit to the Chat qui Pêche nightclub in March 1967 (where he played with Karl Berger, Henri Texier and Jacques Thollot), the bulk of this cinematic portrait was filmed on the streets of Paris under the direction of creative all-rounders Jean-Noël Delamarre and Nathalie Perrey, who, as their careers bloomed, would become pivotal figures in underground French cinema – straddling La Nouvelle Vague, adult entertainment and cinema fantastique in what can only be described as speedball cinema. As the supportive creative family that primarily played home to French vampire/horrortica director Jean Rollin, both Nathalie and Jean-Noël, his brother Jean-Philippe Delamarre and a small team of other fans of oblique media would be responsible for a vibrant micro-culture that awkwardly flourished on the outskirts on the Parisian new wave – combining comic book culture, Lettrism, sexual liberation, psychedelic rock, graphic design and (with this record as prime example) free jazz and avant-garde music. What previously might have been regarded as an unlikely coupling, with the benefit of half a century of archival hindsight, this release documents the essential cosmic collision of two fantastic planets.
Thelonious Monk - The Unique Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
The Unique Thelonious Monk
LP | 1956 | EU | Reissue (Cornbread)
13,99 €*
Release:1956 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.04.2017
The Unique Thelonious Monk, recorded in 1956, is the pianist’s second LP of standards. Though the recording was his label’s attempt at reaching a larger audience, this is in no way watered down; Monk takes his unique interpretive approach to tracks from the likes of the Gershwins, and Rodgers & Hart. With the help of a crack rhythm section of Blakey and Pettiford, this is one of Monk’s early career highlights and a truly unique piece of 50s piano trio jazz, back in print on 180 gram LP with download card.
Lena D'Agua - Jardim Zoologico / Tao
Lena D'Agua
Jardim Zoologico / Tao
12" | 2017 | NZ | Original (Strangelove Music)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / NZ – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
Strangelove Music is delighted to present its first project, two songs from Lena d'Água, one of Portugal’s great musical acts of the early 1980’s.From the ashes of art pop band Salada de Frutas, Lena rose as the first prominent female bandleader in Portugal. Combining a siren presence and soaring vocals alongside songwriter Luis Fonseca and backing band Atlântida, they released a series of records that wove through the avante-pop sensibilities of the time.Collected here are two of their more leftfield moments; ‘Jardim Zoológico’ compresses a beguiling mix of new wave, post punk and dub into a short sharp pop format, impossible to properly categorize, the dynamic composition sounding as fresh now as it did 35 years ago.On the flipside, the calmer ‘Tao’ takes Fonseca’s keyboards towards more eastern territory, conjuring up a dreamy synthesized new age vibe. Lena’s beautiful fado hued notes hang poignantly across both songs.Beautifully re-mastered by reissue specialist Peter Beckmann!
V.A. - Mukatsuku Presents First Time On A 45 Classics Volume 1
V.A.
Mukatsuku Presents First Time On A 45 Classics Volume 1
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Mukatsuku)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
New First Time On A 45 series from Mukatsuku which will focus on tracks which never made it to a 7 inch single in their own right. First up The Three Pieces with a sublime track taken from the 1975 Fantasy album Vibes Of Truth. On the flipside also from 1975 Johnny Hammond delivers the much sampled club favourite 'Tell Me What To Do' from the legendary 'Gears' album from Milestone which also gave us 'Shifting Gears', 'Los Conquistadores Chocolates' & 'Can't We Smile'. Two classics on a dinked friendly format. Limited pressing. Don't sleep !
V.A. - AOR Global Sounds Volume 3 (1976-1985)
V.A.
AOR Global Sounds Volume 3 (1976-1985)
CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.04.2017
Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice proudly present the 3rd edition of their acclaimed AOR Global Sounds compilations series. Another brilliant selection of 14 rare and hidden tracks, produced between 1976 and 1985 in various parts of the world.On AOR Global Sounds Vol.3, DJ and producer Charles Maurice delivers again a fine overview of the AOR and WestCoast influences for many artists in the late 70s and early 80s. Even more than on previous volumes, he selected highly forgotten productions, deeply infused with Disco and Soul flavors.Many of these great gems were naturally produced through all the USA, often made by artists with a very short career and as private press. For example, Jeff Silna only recorded this amazing song after winning the competition of a long gone Miami radio station, the Stratus project started around 1974 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and was a band led by Bob Ackley who only released this 7” single in 1976 after recording a full album and doing a few gigs around Michigan, John Kontol (Jon Konteau), however having credits for a few productions and appearances and still acting as a musician, never released another LP after his heartbreaking experience with Erect Records, that never rewarded him for his work and even change his name against his consent, as for “Dirt (In The Sky” by 7 Days Unlimited, whose both members were from Pittsburgh area, where a lot of dirt was literally flying in the air, the song was released in 1980 on a very limited 500 copies 7” single.But this kind of stories and waste of talent is not solely and American privilege, from Willy Santana (member of Placa Luminosa) in Brazil, and Funky Team in Sweden, to Stacey and Out Of The Fog in Canada, this 3rd edition proves again if necessary the international scope and fervor of this music scene, and the surprising amount of great music that go unnoticed at that time.Fully remastered from originals, with great attention to sound quality as always, AOR Global Sounds Vol.3 (1976-1985, selected by Charles Maurice) is presented by Favorite Recordings in a gatefold vinyl double LP.
Tanika Charles - Soul Run
Tanika Charles
Soul Run
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Record Kicks)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
Already filed under "one of the heavy hitters of 2017" and anticipated by its first single, the title tracks "Soul Run" which is hitting the airwaves all around the globe, Soul Run is the debut album by Canadian raising soul star Tanika Charles. The album produced among the others by Slakah The Beatchild (BBE Records), best known as a producer for his collaborations with Canadian rapper Drake, strikes a seamless balance between the warm authentic vintage Motown soul sound, yet contains a contemporary twist to it. A tricky thing to accomplish, however, Tanika has undeniably managed to achieve this, judging by the glowing reviews and support she's currently receiving from all around the globe. In a few short years, Tanika Charles has transformed from an emerging solo artist to a commanding performer and bandleader, a staple in the Canadian soul scene, both on and off stage. Her touring career has seen her supporting the likes of Estelle, Haitus Kayote, Lauryn Hill and Macy Gray. Highly impressive, considering she is only just releasing her debut album to the world, after her low-key EP release, 'What! What? What!?', back in 2010. Growing up on a musical diet of Patti Labelle, Jill Scott, Bob James, Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, Bjork and The Black Crows, Charles' eclectic music taste subconsciously shines through in 'Soul Run', an album's name that came from a tragic part of Tanika's life.
Como Mamas, The - Move Upstairs / Count Your Blessings
Como Mamas, The
Move Upstairs / Count Your Blessings
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Daptone)
6,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
The Como Mamas are Della Daniels, Ester Mae Wilbourne, and Angelia Taylor. A gospel trio from Como, Mississippi. Their first album, Get an Understanding, was an all a capella favorite among many gospel fans. In December of 2015, the Como Mamas flew up to New York to appear as par t of the Daptone Super Soul Revue which was playing three nights at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Not wanting to miss the oppor tunity to record these amazing singers at the Daptone studio, we booked a recording session for a few days after the show. This time, though, they would be backed by The Glorifiers Band, consisting of top Daptone musicians Homer Steinweiss, Thomas Brenneck, Bosco Mann, and Jimmy Hill. The result is an album of raw soulful traditional gospellike you’ve never heard before. Angelia growls the lead on “Move Upstairs,” which shuffles down the line like a freight train. On the flip, Della “counts her blessings” over a grinding four minutes of gospel-funk. Amen, sisters.
Ethio Stars, Tukul Band & Mulatu Astatke - Addis 1988
Bowman Trio - Bowman Trio Black Vinyl Version
Bowman Trio
Bowman Trio Black Vinyl Version
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (We Jazz)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.04.2017
Strong "loft jazz" from an upcoming Finnish trio recorded at Helsinki's We Jazz Festival. Composer/drummer Sami Nummela leads his fellow musicians, trumpeter Tomi Nikku and bassist Joonas Tuuri into deep yet melodic soundscapes on the 7 tracks included here. The group draws inspiration from the travels of their invited adventurer hero J. Bowman, whose expedits are documented on the liner notes taking the form of a journal. The intimate surroundings of a Helsinki cafe, an impromptu recording place, gives the set a strong feeling, not unlike that of the 1970s NYC loft jazz scene. The music sounds free at heart, yet is very melodic at the same time, and the young band excel in finding just what it takes to make a good composition swing.
Meltdown, The - The Meltdown
Meltdown, The
The Meltdown
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Hope Street)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
The Meltdown is a Melbourne based Soul/Jazz/Blues outfit. Brought to you buy the purveyors of the finest radioactive gospel. The Meltdown features the iridescent Simon Burke.There are a lot of soul revival bands around, but the Meltdown’s angle is different - Simon and Lachlan are both pretty country and The Meltdown has more than a bit of that Ray Charles country via gospel thing, and a taste of dirty blues in it too. Echoes of towns like Euroa and Avenel, where the boys blew in from, or just artistic license? Either way, if there’s one thing that soul and country can both do for you, it’s songs about heartbreak, so here’s some rippers.The self-titled debut album by The Meltdown, Melbourne's purveyors of the finest country soul, blends country, gospel and 60s soul with Burke's enigmatic songwriting style and Lachlan McLean's soulful horn arrangements. The result is a unique take on Australian soul music and a record full of life, energy and deeply felt storytelling. With the bloodlines of southern soul; the space, the groove, the horns, and a dash of traditional country songwriting, The Meltdown have grown into something that is their own.
Ephemerals - Egg Tooth
Ephemerals
Egg Tooth
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Jalapeno)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.04.2017
The new album "Egg Tooth" sees Ephemerals refresh their sound with a new direction. Always unafraid to push the boundaries of their craft, this release unashamedly emanates Jazz, Afrobeat and Psychedelia which galvanises the Soul and R&B that remains at the heart of the band.
Lee Fields & The Expressions - Special Night Instrumentals
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Special Night Instrumentals
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Big Crown)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 31.03.2017
This is the instrumental version of Lee Fields’ latest album.Produced by Leon Michels and Thomas Brenneck, and brilliantly performed by the Expressions, “Special Night” was written, recorded, mixed, and mastered entirely to tape in three weeks at the legendary Diamond Mine Studios in Queens, NY. A sense of urgency, equal parts fun and inspiration, and a decent amount of beer and Jack Daniels were the driving forces during the sessions that produced Lee Fields & The Expressions latest offering.
Mighty Sparrow - Under My Skin
Ekkah x Dam-Funk - What's Up / Space Between Us
Ekkah x Dam-Funk
What's Up / Space Between Us
12" | 2016 | US | Original (Glydezone)
16,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 31.03.2017
London based funk-inspired disco-pop duo Ekkash's smash collaboration with trend-setting producer Dam-Funk now sees an exclusive vinyl-only 12" release on Dam's own Glydezone Recordings imprint. This very special limited release features both stellar songs "What's Up" and "Space Between Us" from their collaborative digital double-A side of early 2016 and adds both original instrumental compositions, written, played, produced and mixed by Dam-Funk himself. This collaboration is no phone-in either! It was done all live together in the studio in Los Angeles during the Winter of 2015! Ekkah's Rebecca & Rebekah sound sultry and soulful over these club-ready Modern-Funk classics by Dam-Funk.
Friction Band - Watchin' You / To The Sky
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Waxist - Watch You Step
Waxist
Watch You Step
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Kalakuta Soul)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 31.03.2017
One of the best selectors of Reggea, Soul, Disco and all their derivates delivers a strong release on the Bochum based Label Kalakuta Soul Records that has found its way to the record bags of all disco DJs around the globe. A fine selection of Jamaican, french and US relates bangers meticulously edited and mastered to blow both all dancers’ hips and minds away.
Arthur Verocai - Encore 10th Anniversary Reissue
Arthur Verocai
Encore 10th Anniversary Reissue
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Far Out)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
This release is on 180g vinyl. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, we're excited to announce the first ever vinyl edition of Arthur Verocai’s 2007 masterpiece Encore. The album features 11 original Verocai compositions with guest musicians including Azymuth, Ivan Lins and a nine-piece string section. The new vinyl release has been remastered from the original tapes and is being pressed to heavyweight vinyl, with a touched-up sleeve design. Encore was the highly anticipated follow up to Arthur’s eponymous debut album from 1972, which saw him joining the dots over 35 years to create a modern classic of Brazilian music that, like his debut, combined Brazilian influences with his take on American soul and cinematic experimentation.
V.A. - Funky Chicken Part 2
V.A.
Funky Chicken Part 2
2LP | 2014 | EU | Reissue (SDBAN)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
It's finally repressed. This 180g heavy weight vinyl comes in a gatefold cover with liner notes. Funky Chicken brings together some of the best Belgian dance tracks from the early seventies.
V.A. - Funky Chicken Part 1
V.A.
Funky Chicken Part 1
2LP | 2014 | EU | Reissue (SDBAN)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
It's finally repressed. This 180g heavy weight vinyl comes in a gatefold cover with liner notes. Funky Chicken brings together some of the best Belgian dance tracks from the early seventies.
Mike Lundy - The Rhythm Of Life / Tropic Lightning
Mike Lundy
The Rhythm Of Life / Tropic Lightning
7" | 2015 | US | Reissue (Aloha Got Soul)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
Finally, repressed!This limited 7-inch features two more heavy-hitting tracks from Mike Lundy’s Hawaiian holy grail 1980 LPThe master tapes were lost in a fire years ago. This 2015 release was meticulously remastered from Mike Lundy’s only remaining copy of the LP, which was still sealed. In 1980, Mike Lundy originally planned to record just two songs for a single. That never happened because Mike’s producer realized they had enough material to do an LP. The two songs would have been “The Rhythm Of Life” and Tropic Lightning".
Mike Lundy - Nothing Like Dat Funky Music / Round And Around
Mike Lundy
Nothing Like Dat Funky Music / Round And Around
7" | 2015 | US | Reissue (Aloha Got Soul)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
Finally, repressed!This 7-inch features two more heavy-hitting tracks from Mike Lundy’s Hawaiian holy grail 1980 LPOn the A-side is space-funk anthem “Nothin Like Dat Funky Funky Music”, originally unearthed by DJ Muro as the opening track to his 2009 mixtape, Hawaiian Breaks. The icing on the cake is a sweet soul duet, “Round And Around”, on the B-side. Mike Lundy’s last remaining copy of the LP hung on display in his living room for years. The master tapes were lost in a fire years ago. The seal was broken on Mike’s personal copy and the album was meticulously remastered for this Aloha Got Soul reissue series.
ESG - Step Off Pink Vinyl Edition
ESG
Step Off Pink Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Fire America)
33,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
Limited pink vinyl edition LP of this classic album including download card!Pumping their way out of the South Bronx of New York in the early 80s, this rhythm and dance-punk outfit made unforgettable funk that was also unusually rooted in post-punk. This powerhouse of raw and cutting edge music ultimately made them ahead of their time. ESG enjoyed success sharing stages with PiL and Gang Of Four and have been heavily sampled as many musicians including TLC, Wu-Tang Clan, Beastie Boys and Liars. A band-approved reissue of 'Step Off' will be released the same day with artwork from award nominated illustrator Hannah Alice, who recently gained critical praise for her work on the Bert Jansch reissue of “Avocet”.
Rob Mehl - House On The Rock / Taste And See
Rob Mehl
House On The Rock / Taste And See
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Aloha Got Soul)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
AGS-7006 marks the first 7-inch release of these two songs!!Brought to light in the 21st century on Psychemagik’s Magik Sunrise compilation in 2013, “House On The Rock” is a shimmering, sophisticated groove with a strong West Coast sound — songwriter Rob Mehl spend nearly three decades between Southern California and Hawaii, where the surf was too irresistible to leave behind for very long. He first moved to Oahu in 1958, a year before Hawai‘i became the 50th state.“House On The Rock” has become a staple for summer-ready mixtapes from DJs and collectors, including multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee of the modern day Yacht Rock group Young Gun Silver Fox.The equally strong “Taste And See” on the flipside provides the only lyrical reference to Hawai‘i (“mangos and papayas got flavors of their own”) while remaining in line with Mehl’s smooth West Coast vibe — he hired two of Chuck Mangione’s colleagues for the recording, guitarist Steve O’Conner and horn player John Rekevics.Surprisingly, Mehl’s original vision was to do an album of traditional Hawaiian music, but one day a friend told him he’s too “haole” and the idea just won’t work. “I was crushed, I was devastated. “Taste And Sea”, it was gonna be this mix of songs I’d written and kanaka wai wai (Hawaiian songs).”Photographer Steve Wilkings of the recently shuttered Surfer Magazine took pictures of Mehl surfing for the album cover. But label executives in California decided to use an illustration of a plate, fork and spoon instead.“They were thinking of a bigger audience. All I was thinking of was my friends — c’mon, nobody’s gonna buy this but my friends! — and I’d probably just give it to ‘em.” The original LP now sells for $200 online!!
Fourth Senation - Fourth Senation
Fourth Senation
Fourth Senation
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Cinedelic)
25,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
First ever reissue of the sought after album FOURTH SENSATION, originally released in 1970. The band was formed by Ares Tavolazzi (I Giganti, Area) - who later was an active session musician as well as being a leading figure in the Italian jazz scene, accompanying Gil Evans, Steve Lacy, Max Roach, Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollani, Franco D'Andrea and many others - on guitar, Ellade Bandini on drums, keyboardist Vince Tempera - who, a few years later formed the progressive supergroup Il Volo with Mario Lavezzi and Alberto Radius and, in the late '70s, composed a myriad of memorable TV and Cartoon themes - and Angelo Vaggi on bass.Musically, the project is precisely within the context of the year it was released, which coincided in Italy with the decline of the Beat and the advent of the Underground and Psychedelic movements; in the Italian scene it inaugurated a trend of records of this type such as The Underground Set (1970), Blue Phantom "Distortions" (1971), Psycheground Group (1971), Chimenti “Droga" (1972) and others, still objects of worship by collectors worldwide.The composers of the songs are known to Library Music lovers, namely they are Stefano Torossi, Giuliano Sorgini, Massimo Catalano and Sandro Brugnolini. Musically it is undeniable the technical skill of the 4 interpreters in the 10 tracks here, all curiously titled with the names of women, they are alternately a mix of acid blues, soul jazz, funk and psychedelia, with the Hammond organ of Tempera in the foreground.
Albert Ayler - Prophecy Yellow Vinyl Edition
Albert Ayler
Prophecy Yellow Vinyl Edition
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (ESP Disk)
26,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 02.06.2017
Three weeks before this trio recorded ESP-Disk's first jazz album, the epochal Spiritual Unity, it was captured "live" byCanadian poet Paul Haines (who also recorded the New York Eye and Ear soundtrack [ESP1016]). This is one of the mostinfluential groups in jazz history, a coming together of like-minded innovators who would be considered crucialinfluences by succeeding generations, so there is no question of the immense value of this material.
Ebo Taylor - Love And Death
Ebo Taylor
Love And Death
2LP | 2010 | EU | Reissue (Strut)
19,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
Strut re-visit the comeback studio album by one of the true greats of Ghanaian music, Ebo Taylor. Originally released in October 2010, ‘Love And Death’ was recorded with the Berlin-based Afrobeat Academy band featuring members of Poets Of Rhythm, Kabu Kabu (Jimi Tenor collaborators) and Ghanaian legends Marijata and represented his first ever internationally released album.
Heliocentrics, The - A World Of Masks Black Vinly Edition
Heliocentrics, The
A World Of Masks Black Vinly Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Soundway)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
The Heliocentrics are a group for which genres are meaningless and boundaries invisible. Since first appearing on DJ Shadow’s 2006 album The Outsider the group have gone on to release a string of records that float through jazz, hip-hop, psych, krautrock, and musique concrete whilst collaborating with numerous genre heavyweights from Mulatu Astake to Gaslamp Killer and picking up prestigious fans along the way, such as Madlib and the recently departed David Axelrod.The primarily instrumental group, who operate out of their vintage analogue studio in East London called the Quatermass Sound Lab, bring in a new singer on album number four - a young Slovakian singer called Barbora Patkova. The result is an album that takes the band, already solidified in ever-expanding grooves and rhythms into new previously unexplored dimensions.The group’s deep-set ability to craft music intuitively and impulsively stems from a desire to avoid typical processes or generic structures. Since its conception, the band’s music has mainly been created from live improvisation. This musical approach gives the band its own sound and identity -”for anything to happen it must be at that time from the people in the room, and on the spot”. A decade of such sonic adventures has resulted in a tightly knit bond that the group refer to as “almost a form of telepathy” with “musical changes that otherwise would be near impossible to write.”
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Bob Marshall & The A/cs - Big Ladies Man
Bob Marshall & The A/cs
Big Ladies Man
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Tramp)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.04.2017
Taken from the forthcoming album "The funky side of Virtue Recording Studios", this super soul double-sider from Bob Marshall & the A/C's gives you a proper idea of what you can expect from the full length album. Raw soul, heavy funk, slick disco grooves, vocal and instrumental treats, male and female singers, all on one album!
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Jimmy Jones
Do What Comes Natural
7" | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Ch-at)
8,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
There is soul. There is funk. Sometimes there is something in between. This double-sided monster may be filed under "funky-soul" if such a genre exists. A prime example of beautifully arranged soul from the 1970s which obviously appeals to both hardcore soul and hardcore funk fans.
Janko Nilovic - Funky Tramway
Janko Nilovic
Funky Tramway
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Underdog)
17,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
Following the recent reissues of Pop Impressions, Super America, Soul Impressions, and Chorus, Underdog Records label follows-up to the series with another brilliant album by French underrated composer and producer, JANKO NILOVIC.JANKO NILOVIC certainly was one of the greatest studio talents of Europe in the 70s!He is a musician who devotes himself to music, which resulted in a great number of published works, but most of them made for library music labels and also not available for sale.His oeuvre stretches from classical, jazz and funk to pop, psyche and easy listening. And has been sampled many times by hip-hop artists such as JAY-Z, DRE, DAFUNIKS or GUTS...
Sun Ra - Singles Volume 2
Sun Ra
Singles Volume 2
3LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Strut)
28,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
Following 2016’s definitive collection of singles released by Sun Ra from across his illustrious career, Strut present the second volume of the vinyl edition on 3LP format which focus on Ra’s later 1962-1991 period.Released sporadically during the three decades and primarily on the Saturn label, the 45s offer one-off missives from Ra’s prolific cosmic journey, tracing the development of his forward-thinking “Space-Bop” and his unique take on jazz and blues traditions which remains unlike anything else from the period. As with the first volume vinyl editions, the collection is hugely varied, ranging from Ra’s spoken word recitations and some of his R&B recordings to alternative versions of Arkestra staples like ‘Love In Outer Space’, ‘Enlightenment’ and ‘Rocket No. 9’. The singles are also unpredictable vehicles for Ra’s music, combining different tracks from different sessions and occasionally making available music which was recorded many years beforehand.As Francis Gooding describes them, “they are answers to questions that albums won’t answer, and questions that can’t be asked or answered elsewhere.”As with Ra’s LPs, most 45s were only pressed in small runs and have since become extremely rare and sought after. On the volume 2 vinyl editions, we feature tracks that have only ever been seen via a small handful of copies including ‘Love In Outer Space’ b/w ‘Mayan Temple’ and ‘The Blue One’ b/w ‘Orbitration In Blue’; some were planned and pencilled but allegedly never made it to vinyl and some appeared as limited one-off magazine singles including Ra’s very last single release, the reflective ‘I Am The Instrument’.Sleeve note writers Chris Trent and Paul Griffiths brilliantly illustrate the role of the single within Ra’s career and break down each release with detailed track by track notes. Working with Sun Ra LLC and Sun Ra archivist Michael D. Anderson, Strut has also assembled the best possible master sources for each track.‘Singles’ Vol. 2 features fully remastered tracks, rare photos, original 45 artwork,Chris Trent sleeve notes and detailed track by track and session notes by Paul Griffiths.
Alice Coltrane - World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
Alice Coltrane
World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Luaka Bop)
28,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda’s devotion to spirituality was the central purpose of the final four decades of her life, an often-overlooked awakening that largely took shape during her four-year marriage to John Coltrane and after his 1967 death. By 1983, Alice had established the 48-acre Sai Anantam Ashram outside of Los Angeles. She quietly began recording music from the ashram, releasing it within her spiritual community in the form of private press cassette tapes. On May 5, Luaka Bop will release the first-ever compilation of recordings from this period, making these songs available to the wider public for the first time. Entitled ‘World Spirituality Classics, Volume 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda,’ the release is the first installment in a planned series of spiritual music from around the globe; curated, compiled and distributed by Luaka Bop.This powerful, largely unheard body of work finds Alice singing for the first time in her recorded catalog, which dates back to 1963 and includes appearances on six John Coltrane albums, alongside Charlie Haden and McCoy Tyner, and 14 albums as bandleader starting with her Impulse! debut in 1967 with ‘A Monastic Trio.’ The songs featured on the Luaka Bop release have been culled from the four cassettes that Alice recorded and released between 1982 and 1995: ‘Turiya Sings,’ ‘Divine Songs,’ ‘Infinite Chants,’ and ‘Glorious Chants.’ The digital, cassette and CD release will feature eight songs. The double-vinyl edition features two additional songs, “Krishna Japaye” from 1990’s ‘Infinite Chants, and the previously unreleased “Rama Katha” from a separate ‘Turiya Sings’ recording session.Luaka Bop teamed with Alice’s children to find the original master tapes in the Coltrane archive. The recordings were prepared for re-mastering by the legendary engineer Baker Bigsby (Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, John Coltrane), who had overseen the original sessions in the 80s and 90s. The compilation showcases a diverse array of recordings in addition to Alice’s first vocal work: solo performances on her harp, small ensembles, and a 24-piece vocal choir. The release is dotted with eastern percussion, synthesizers, organs and strings, making for a mesmerizing, even otherworldly, listen. Alice was inspired by Vedic devotional songs from India and Nepal, adding her own music sensibility to the mix with original melodies and sophisticated song structures. She never lost her ability to draw from the bebop, blues and old-time spirituals of her Detroit youth, fusing a Western upbringing with Eastern classicism. In all, these recordings amount to a largely untold chapter in the life story of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda.In addition to the recordings, GRAMMY-winning music historian Ashley Kahn has written extensive liner notes on the collection. The package also includes a series of interviews with those who knew Alice best, conducted by Dublab’s Mark “Frosty” McNeill, and an as-told-to interview between musician Surya Botofasina (who was raised on Alice’s ashram) and journalist Andy Beta. 2017 marks what would have been Alice’s 80th year of life, as well as the 10th anniversary of her passing. Alice will be celebrated at events throughout the United States, Europe and South America in the coming year. With this in mind, the time is right to bring this meaningful piece of Turiyasangitananda’s legacy into focus.
Pimps Of Joytime, The - Third Wall Chronicles
Pimps Of Joytime, The
Third Wall Chronicles
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Sugar Road)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 30.06.2017
Brooklyn’s Pimps of Joytime new album ‘Third Wall Chronicles’ is a fresh collection of 10 funk anthems ready to put a smile on faces across the globe. An intersection of Brooklyn’s indie music scene, New Orleans funk and San Francisco soul, the Pimps’ new studio release unites us around a common bond of Peace, Love and Music.
El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber
El Michels Affair
Return To The 37th Chamber
Tape | 2017 | US | Original (Get On Down)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
The wait is over, Return To The 37th Chamber is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic Enterthe 37th Chamber. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear thatEMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog thatmakes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the Return to The 37th Chamber it’s own hazy sound. Adding to the uniquefidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, “John Carpenter” synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditionalChinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu’s superlative vocals. From start to finish it’s a dark trip that walks the linebetween RZA’s timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.El Michels Affair tackles some classics like 4th Chamber and Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol DirtyBastard’s Snakes, Raekwon’s Verbal Intercourse, and Shaolin Brew, Wu-Tang’s contribution to the St. Ide’s Hip Hop endorsementcampaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties onSnakes and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of Tearz, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sampleas it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man’s hit, All I Need, lending her vocal prowessto what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the“rug that ties the room together,” giving Return To The 37th Chamber a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair recordand not just a collection of covers.From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is asmuch a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, “sounding out thecity” that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly uniquein it’s own right.
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V.A. - Natural Resources II
V.A.
Natural Resources II
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Ptr)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
As a spare time dj and only one of the many thousands of record collectors on this planet (but avowedly one of the not so many from Austria) it's a wonderful feeling to share some of my personal favourite songs with fellow music lovers from around the world. I don't wanna bore the pants off anyone out there as the music clearly speaks for itself. But then I think that I should shine some light on particular songs of my choice selection.The sixteen tracks on this album display a wide range of genres with some being difficult to categorize. The set starts with an in demand modern-ish soul cut by J.T. Allen & Little Richard's Band (yes THE Little Richard). It's a winner for sure as is "Love that stranger" which does indeed sound like it's from some far off place. On "This is me", intricate yet soulful jazz guitar drifts in and out as subtly drums serve as the anchor. Walter Jenkins and Jimmy Ellis represent the funkier side of things while Kurt Ochshorn and Feather give you a taste of groovy AOR. The album finishes with some exceptional outsider folk, five tunes with which I have fallen in love since I have discovered them. The Blue Pioneers and Sandy Lee deliver remarkable examples of beautiful home made recordings. "Song for stormy" simply had to be the final song on this album.A fact which should be mentioned (and which makes me proud to be honest) is that many of the songs have not found its way onto a compilation album yet. Rarity was not the prime reason though, however some of the original records do not turn up often and thus might be considered 'rare'. During the whole process of working on this project I have had listened to this selection at least a hundred times. For some reason I am still not tired of it and this is what I hope for you to experience as well. Roman Bloecker - February 2017
V.A. - Saigon Supersound Volume 1
V.A.
Saigon Supersound Volume 1
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Saigon Supersound)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 12.05.2017
What started as an idea 5 years ago now becomes reality with the release of SAIGON SUPERSOUND Vol.1, compiled by Jan Hagenkötter. A compilation about the story of a musical era in Vietnam that was almost lost, made of tracks from 1965 to 1975, the so-called “Golden Music” period in the south of Vietnam, where – under difficult circumstances – a lively pop culture had developed. This period is characterized by the fusion of Vietnamese music with western pop music. The compilation includes some tunes reissued for the very first time since they´ve been released originally. With the release of Saigon Supersound Vol. 1 on double gatefold vinyl and cd in May 2017 the story of this nearly unknown music will be reissued.Jan Hagenkötter a music-lover and DJ who is also the mind behind the renowned music publishing company and record label INFRACom!, relocated to Saigon in 2012. In co-operation with the Vietnam based dOSe crew, Jan organized parties and shows, inviting guest and friends like DJ Spinna, Jazzanova, Alice Russell and many other artists. During this year as he was spinning tunes in Saigon and other parts of South East Asia the idea for this project was born. In 2013 Jan returned to Germany but has been swinging back and forth between Saigon and Frankfurt ever since.In the following years he began to research and collect more seriously. He bought vinyl singles from around the world, often several copies of the same release, just to restore or rather “rebuild” one good recording from several sources. With the help of friends based in Saigon, he was able to navigate an almost impenetrable jungle of music websites. Thanks to invaluable support and translation assistance from Vietnamese friends, he came into contact with several collectors. The best recordings from this treasure hunt were then retouched, refined and remastered in the studio for this release.Besides this amazing project, Vietnamese producers like Maqman from Saigon, DJ Yellow from Paris and others who also share roots in Vietnam have already started to work on edits and re-works of songs featured on Saigon Supersound Vol. 1. These will be released in a next step....the mission is not completed....it just started!
V.A. - Cool Europa
V.A.
Cool Europa
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Sonorama)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 28.04.2017
Exklusive Zusammenstellung und 100. Katalognummer von Sonorama Records – Vierzehn unbekannte Tracks, aufgenommen 1959-63 in Westdeutschland von einigen der besten europäischen Jazzmusiker jener Zeit, mit Barney Wilen, Francy Boland, Rolf Kühn, Joki Freund, Attila Zoller, Fats Sadi, Roland Kovac, Rolf Ericson, Michael Naura und unzähligen anderen. Alle Aufnahmen ausgewählt aus Sammlerarchiven und sorgfältig gemastert für 2LP-Gatefold-Vinyl, mit neuen Sleeve Notes sowie Künstlerfotos von Susanne Schapowalow und Hans Harzheim. Große Momente aus der wirklich prosperierenden Phase des europäischen Progressive Jazz.
Raymond Scott - Soothing Sounds For Baby Volume 1-3 Colored Vinyl Edition
Raymond Scott
Soothing Sounds For Baby Volume 1-3 Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | Original (Music On Vinyl)
34,99 €*
Release:2017 / Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 31.03.2017
The Soothing Sounds For Baby series by Raymond Scott were pressed in limited quantities and have been out of print for almost over a decade. Due to high demand, Music On Vinyl in cooperation with Basta Music pressed a limited edition of 1.000 copies on Silver coloured vinyl. The 3 records are housed in a thick cardboard jacket and the package includes a download coupon containing all the tracks of the albums + an insert with credits and detailed information about this extraordinary release.
Randy Weston - Uhuru Afrika
Randy Weston
Uhuru Afrika
LP | 1960 | EU | Reissue (Cornbread)
13,99 €*
Release:1960 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.04.2017
Randy Weston’s Uhuru Afrika is one of the earliest examples of the blending of African rhythms and progressive socially conscious jazz, and is a truly landmark album for 1960. Featuring a 24 piece big band and lyrical content from none other than Langston Hughes, Uhuru Afrika belongs on the shelf next to Max Roach’s We Insist! Freedom Now Suite and Charles Mingus’ Mingus Ah Um. Banned from apartheid South Africa, this is Randy Weston’s magnum opus, reissued on 180 gram LP with download card.
Frankie & The Spindles - Count To Ten: Complete Singles Collection
V.A. - Gunsmoke Volume 2
V.A.
Gunsmoke Volume 2
10" | 2017 | EU | Original (Stag-O-Lee)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder 31.03.2017
Bei "Gunsmoke" ist der Name Programm: Auch die zweite Ausgabe der "Dark Tales Of Western Noir From AGhost Town Jukebox" bietet Country-Tränenzieher (mit oder ohne Schräglage), melancholischen Rockabillyund Popcorn Noir aus den späten Fünfzigern und frühen Sechzigern. Ihre Finger am rauchenden Colt habenunter anderem Billy Fury, Steve Arlen, Jerry Irby, Johnny Pelvin, Warren Smith, Ric Cartney und JohnnyBond. Sie zelebrieren einen Sound, der so auch aus einer alten Jukebox in einer verlassenen Stadt im altenWesten hätte tönen können - genau das Richtige für die Fans handgemachter Rockmusik US-amerikanischerPrägung.
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