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Madlib & Mamao Are Jackson Conti - Sujinho Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Madlib & Mamao Are Jackson Conti
Sujinho Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 Edition
2LP | 2021 | US | Reissue (Madlib Invazion)
30,59 €* 35,99 € -15%
Release:2021 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Limited to 4500 copies worldwide. Madlib reissues his long out of print collaboration with legendary Brazilian drummer Ivan “Mamao” Conti, propellant for lauded jazz fusion archetypes Azymuth, on his own imprint. Alternate cover artwork, photography by B+. When Madlib went to Brazil in 2002 with Mochilla to participate in the production of the Brazilintime documentary, his one mission was to meet Ivan “Mamao” Conti, the drummer of the legendary trio Azymuth. Madlib had made an Azymuth tribute record he wanted to play for him. On a rainy night in Rio, Mamao and Madlib went in the studio. Several hours later the rhythm tracks that make up Sujinho were laid and the process began. Featuring the music of Madlib, Mamao, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Luiz Eca, Baden Powell, Vinicius De Moraes, Marcos Valle, Joao Donato, Dom Um Romao, Airto Moreira and even George Duke… and with guest vocals by Thalma De Freitas — Sujinho is a unique and classic record. Filled with the angularity and edge of a Madlib production and underwritten by the polyrhythmics of Mamao — Sujinho takes Brazilian music into places it has never been, bringing oft forgotten classics like “Upa Neguinho” to 21st century ears.
Tommy Guerrero - No Mans Land Black Vinyl Edition
100% Pure Poison - Coming Right At You
100% Pure Poison
Coming Right At You
LP | 1974 | EU | Reissue (P-Vine)
35,14 €* 36,99 € -5%
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The sole album released in 1974 from this almighty group of nine musicians lead by Chicago native Danny Leake continues to turn up in the hands of the most determined collectors for good reason. Formed in the most unlikely of circumstances as a group of American military workers stationed in Germany, the band made one dazzling leap onto the frontline of soul before promptly disbanding and never looking back. As with all records that get marked with the coveted 'rare' status, what we don't know about the record outweighs what we do, but as the needle fits the groove on album opener "You Keep Coming Back," and the vocal and instrumental harmonies build into a frenzy, the addictive joy of the record takes hold for repeated listens. P-vine is delighted to be bringing this album back from the vaults for a limited pressing fitted with a unique Japanese obi strip.

After the opener rich with soul, "No More City, No More Country" changes pace with a psychedelic funk jam that blossoms into a piece of spiritual jazz and social commentary of 70s America. "Windy C" is an album highlight and kicks off the B-side with a lost funk classic where the individual talents of Steve Maxwell's organ playing, Leake's guitar and John Jackson's percussion all combine to make the deftest of touches count. The wealth of compositional talent behind the album contributes to its varied sound, and the might behind Marvin Daniels' vocals and trumpet playing joins Leake on the songwriting credits with producer Rick Hartung. Leake would later make his name as the trusted sound engineer of Stevie Wonder, but his roots as the mythical bandleader of 100% Pure Poison lives on in the books of rare record folklore.
James Hunter Six, The - With Love Colored Vinyl Edition
James Hunter Six, The
With Love Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | Original (Daptone)
24,69 €* 25,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Daptone Records presents The James Hunter Six's latest offering, With Love: a heart-shaped collection of candle-lit ballads and love songs. Plucked like so many"he loves you" petals from the vast and sumptuous garden of his Daptone Recordings, these twelve lilting melodies have been selected and sequenced with great care, tenderness, and intention by Daptone staff for the solitary purpose of compiling some of the criminally overlooked treasures in the James Hunter Six's critically acclaimed catalog.
Andre & Josi - Amandla HHV Exclusive Tangerine Vinyl Edition
Andre & Josi
Amandla HHV Exclusive Tangerine Vinyl Edition
LP | 1979 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
21,74 €* 28,99 € -25%
Release:1979 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 100 copies on tangerine colored vinyl. Exclusive to HHV customers.
Rare Afrobeat album from 1979
Recorded at Decca Studios (Nigeria)
First ever vinyl reissue

Featuring Zamrock collaborators Josi & Andre (Wells Fargo, Osibisa, Tony Allen)
Having shown talent for playing guitar at a young age, Josi Ndlovu (Zimbabwe) started his first rock band “The Movers” (who were very popular within the local scene) in 1968. By the early 70’s Josi was already an acclaimed guitarist and a member of the revolutionary rock bands “Wells Fargo” and “Eye of Liberty” who were critical opponents of the racist Rhodesian government.

Prosecuted and harassed by the police for being a supporter of the independence movement, Josi Ndlovu had to move to Lusaka (Zambia) in 1975...it was here that he met his musical soulmate (Osibisa collaborator and bassist extraordinaire) André Abrahamse from South Africa. They started playing together in several local acts together with drummer Peter Lungu (from “Born Free” and later in the legendary Zamrock band “Witch”).

In 1977, Josi & André decided to go to Lagos (Nigeria) where they found many fellow Zimbabwean and South African students in exile. It was a total culture shock and really rough on the both of them…but they got lucky and were able to stay with some friends they had worked with in London (Themba Matebese and Uwandile Piliso of T-Fire fame). It was also here that they were approached by the Nigerian label “Boom Records” who booked them to record at the Decca Studios in Lagos (home to many other renowned recording artists such as Fela Kuti, Manu Dibango and Ofege). The result of these recording sessions was “Amandla” (the Ndebele word for ‘Power’).

The now legendary “Amandla” studio project is one of the most interesting collaborations between dissident, exiled musicians during the apartheid era…a very engaging album which talks about the liberation movement in Zimbabwe (which was under British colonial rule), ‘people-power’ as a concept and the walk towards freedom by any means necessary. Banned from radio and distribution (because of its political content) in their native countries, the record however did very well in Nigeria.

With the ‘Amandla’ album under their belts, André & Josi continued their traveling adventures to Botswana, Cape Town, and many other cities/countries…touring, recording and playing with influential artists from the likes of Rikki Ililonga, Tony Allen and Anna Mwale. André to this day keeps on composing and producing music for TV, film and various other audio projects. Josi Ndlovu passed away on September 7th, 2000…he will forever be in our hearts.

On “Amandla” the listener will find many genres blended together very successfully…a lot of smooth chordal Afro-soul, Blues soloing, Afro-disco-reggae with a dominant funk feeling surrounding it and a LOT of rock influences! Their groovy tunes went down smoothly on the dance floor and one can clearly hear the Fela Kuti-influenced beats pouring out of (Lagos scene regular) Buttley Moore’s fantastic drum-work. Other influences are also very diverse…from acts and styles that include Zamrock, Earth Wind and Fire, Isaac Hayes, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, local folk music etc. All of this makes the album a total must have for any collector and fan of the afro-beat-funk genre.

Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the FIRST ever vinyl reissue of this fantastic Afrobeat album (originally released in 1979 on Boom Records Nigeria). This rare record (original copies tend to go for large amounts on the secondary market) is now finally back available as a limited 180g vinyl edition complete with the original artwork. Limited to 100 copies 180g TANGERINE COLORED VINYL (available exclusively from HHV RECORDS).
Sault - Untitled (Black Is) w/ Damaged Sleeve / Seamsplit
Sault
Untitled (Black Is) w/ Damaged Sleeve / Seamsplit
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Forever Living Originals)
36,09 €* 37,99 € -5%
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Pop
Comes with a Seamsplit-Cover. No returns.

“We present our first ‘Untitled’ album to mark a moment in time where we as Black People, and of Black Origin are fighting for our lives. RIP George Floyd and all those who have suffered from police brutality and systemic racism. Change is happening… We are focused.”
Zito Righi E Seu Conjunto - Alucinolandia
Zito Righi E Seu Conjunto
Alucinolandia
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
23,74 €* 24,99 € -5%
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Some things take time to happen, some things perhaps take a bit longer than they should but, finally, we are delighted to present an issue of the iconic, and sought-after, Brazilian album 'Alucinolândia' by Zito Righi e Seu Conjunto from 1969.

The trippy, surrealist 60s cover design with hands holding eyeballs is somewhat confusing. Rather than the stoner acid rock record that the art may suggest, 'Alucinolândia' is actually a quintessential 60s gem, mixing samba, MPB, bossa nova, quirky organ-led mod-jazz groovers and easy-listening crooners with a relaxed cool swagger.

Zito Righi aka Isidoro Righi, the Brazilian saxophonist, instrumentalist, conductor and composer brought together an illustrious cast for this masterpiece, including the much-loved vocalist Sônia Santos. Sônia delivers a masterclass on the album's opener, and maybe its crown-jewel 'Poema Ritmico Do Malandro’. The song is fierce and driving with an enticing funk intro that bursts into a Samba / Batucada workout. A real monster that works magic on the dancefloor. Sônia would later re-visit this track in 1971 on a recording for Copacabana Records, which Mr Bongo released as part of the Brazil45 series. The Brazilian songwriter Roberval penned three tracks on the record, including another highlight and the far too short 'Birimbau'; a catchy Brazilian jazzy-samba dancer at its finest. Other musicians include the drummer Fernando who also recorded with the greats Dila & Guilherme Coutinho.

The fact the record was released in 1969 meant it was probably a bit out of step with its contemporaries in comparison to the works of artists such as Os Mutantes, Gilberto Gil et al. The core of 'Alucinolândia' is that of a more optimistic early to mid-sixties party feelgood vibe rather than the angsty, psychedelia, and rebellion of the Tropicália movement. Over 50 years since its release, the work can finally be judged on its own merit; and what a beauty it is.
Estrada Orchestra - Fish Sticks Rhapsody Part 1 / Part 2
Don Cherry - The Summer House Sessions
Don Cherry
The Summer House Sessions
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Blank Forms Editions)
28,04 €* 32,99 € -15%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In 1968, Don Cherry had already established himself as one of the leading voices of the avant-garde. Having pioneered free jazz as a member of Ornette Coleman’s classic quartet, and with a high profile collaboration with John Coltrane under his belt, the globetrotting jazz trumpeter settled in Sweden with his partner Moki and her daughter Neneh. There, he assembled a group of Swedish musicians and led a series of weekly workshops at the ABF, or Workers’ Educational Association, from February to April of 1968, with lessons on extended forms of improvisation including breathing, drones, Turkish rhythms, overtones, silence, natural voices, and Indian scales. That summer, saxophonist and recording engineer Göran Freese—who later recorded Don’s classic Organic Music Society and Eternal Now LPs—invited Don, members of his two working bands, and a Turkish drummer to his summer house in Kummelnäs, just outside of Stockholm, for a series of rehearsals and jam sessions that put the prior months’ workshops into practice. Long relegated to the status of a mysterious footnote in Don’s sessionography, tapes from this session, as well as one professionally mixed tape intended for release, were recently found in the vaults of the Swedish Jazz Archive, and the lost Summer House Sessions are finally available over fifty years after they were recorded.

On July 20, the musicians gathered at Freese’s summer house included Bernt Rosengren (tenor saxophone, flutes, clarinet), Tommy Koverhult (tenor saxophone, flutes), Leif Wennerström (drums), and Torbjörn Hultcrantz (bass) from Don’s Swedish group; Jacques Thollot (drums) and Kent Carter (bass) from his newly formed international band New York Total Music Company; Bülent Ates (hand drum, drums), who was visiting from Turkey; and Don (pocket trumpet, flutes, percussion) himself. Lacking a common language, the players used music as their common means of communication. In this way, these frenetic and freewheeling sessions anticipate Don’s turn to more explicitly pan-ethnic expression, preceding his epochal Eternal Rhythm dates by four months. The octet, comprising musicians from America, France, Sweden, and Turkey, was a perfect vehicle for Don’s budding pursuit of “collage music,” a concept inspired in part by the shortwave radio on which Don listened to sounds from around the world. Using the collage metaphor, Don eliminated solos and the introduction of tunes, transforming a wealth of melodies, sounds, and rhythms into poetic suites of different moods and changing forms. The Summer House Sessions ensemble joyously layers manifold cultural idioms, traversing the airy peaks and serene valleys of Cherry’s earthly vision.

In the Swedish Jazz Archive quite a few other recordings from the same day were to be found. Some of the highlights are heard as bonus material on the CD edition of this album. The octet is augmented by producer and saxophone player Gunnar Lindqvist, who led the Swedish free jazz orchestra G.L. Unit on the album Orangutang, and drummer Sune Spångberg, who recorded with Albert Ayler in 1962. The bonus CD also includes a track without Cherry featuring Jacques Thollot joined by five Swedes including Lindqvist, Tommy Koverhult, Sune Spångberg, and others.

With liner notes by Magnus Nygren and album art featuring a cover painting by Moki Cherry: Untitled, ca. 1967–68.

Organized in conjunction with Organic Music Societies, a Blank Forms project that also includes a book, art exhibition, and performance series.
Placebo - Dag Madam Merci / S.U.S.
Placebo
Dag Madam Merci / S.U.S.
7" | 2021 | JP | Original (P-Vine)
18,69 €* 21,99 € -15%
Release:2021 / JP – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Placebo" is an legendary Belgian jazz funk band led by Marc Moulin, 1971 to 1976.P-VINE have released their some titles as reissue CD & LPs ever and this time we present their finest tracks in their 3 stadio albums as limited pressing 7 inch singles with new remastering! Side A:Dag Madam Merci / Side B;S.U.S. (Originally included in their 3rd album "Placebo")
Don Cherry - Where Is Brooklyn?
J Dilla - Mochilla Presents Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Leo Nocentelli - Another Side Black Vinyl Edition
Leo Nocentelli
Another Side Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Light In The Attic)
28,79 €* 31,99 € -10%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
“Things happen for a reason, man.” - Leo Nocentelli

At just fourteen, Leo Nocentelli was backing up Otis Redding. Soon after, he was playing on hits for Lee Dorsey, The Supremes, and The Temptations. As an original member of The Meters, Leo wrote instant classics “Cissy Strut” and “Hey Pocky A–Way,” but his greatest moment on record may be totally unknown, until now…

Recorded at Cosimo Matassa’s Jazz City Studio in New Orleans in the early ‘70s and then lost to the ages, Another Side is one of Leo Nocentelli’s most personal and definitive moments ever cut to tape. A mixture of funky folk and rootsy, raw emotion (think Bill Withers and James Taylor meeting Allen Toussaint at Link Wray’s Three Track Shack), this previously unheard album shines like the sun on a spring day on the New Orleans fairgrounds. Backing Nocentelli is an all-star line-up of New Orleans royalty, including Allen Toussaint (piano), James Black (drums), and both George Porter Jr. (bass) and Zigaboo Modeliste (drums) of The Meters. Deeply introspective, the album features nine original songs by Nocentelli, plus a soulful rendition of Elton John’s “Your Song.” Half a century later, these recordings sound just as fresh and engaging as the day they were recorded.

What makes Another Side even more extraordinary, however, is the fact that the album—which could have easily become a classic in the ‘70s singer-songwriter canon—sat untouched for decades; miraculously surviving the devastating blow of Hurricane Katrina, only to be found 2,000 miles away at a Southern California swap meet in 2018 by record collector Mike Nishita. The album’s incredible journey is documented in the liner notes by Sam Sweet (New York Times, Los Angeles Times), who spoke with Nocentelli and Nishita about the recording process and re-discovery of the tapes. Sweet’s full notes appear in the release’s accompanying booklet alongside hand-written lyrics by Leo Nocentelli. The first pressing of the vinyl edition will feature gold-foil treatment on cover and spine. Rounding out the package are original designs and layout by the multi GRAMMY®–winning designer Masaki Koike.

While Nocentelli was embedded in New Orleans’ R&B scene, he was also deeply inspired by the late 1960’s and early 1970’s rising singer-songwriters, and soon found himself exploring sounds that were miles away from his band’s hard-edged funk riffs. Whenever he had downtime from session work and shows, Nocentelli spent much of 1971 recording his newly-found, reflective, diaristic songs at Matassa’s Jazz City studio. Backed by longtime Meters bandmate George Porter Jr. on bass, Nocentelli crafted the lineups for his sessions to match the tone of the material. When he needed a pianist, he’d call Toussaint. For percussion on the slower songs, he used drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, but many of the tracks featured James Black—a frequent collaborator of Toussaint’s and a member of Ellis Marsalis’ jazz group, whom Nocentelli recalls as an “unbelievable” musician. The recording, which Nocentelli fondly refers to as his “country-and-western-album,” paints a picture of a young man yearning to find a sense of purpose. “I was going through some changes which were reflected in the songs that I wrote during that time,” he tells Sweet. Among them is the mid-tempo “Getting Nowhere,” in which he expresses a sense of frustration, as he watches others find success around him. Similarly, “Till I Get There” details a man who is struggling to persevere in his goals. In the soaring “Tell Me Why,” meanwhile, the singer contemplates the existence of God. Other songs center around fictional characters. “Pretty Mittie,” for instance, is sung from the perspective of a farmer who longs to give up his arduous life for the city. “You’ve Become a Habit” is about a man who falls for a sex worker named Fancy. “Riverfront” is based on stories that singer Aaron Neville shared, about his days working on the New Orleans waterfront. Nocentelli also chose to perform one cover: Elton John’s breakthrough hit, “Your Song.” The guitarist made the recently-released ballad his own—infusing it with a loping, head-nodding cadence, ever so tastefully “funkdafied” in true New Orleans fashion. By the time that the album was finished, The Meters were busier than ever. They had just signed a record deal with Warner Brothers and were now the official house band at Toussaint’s studio, Sea-Saint. There, they not only backed artists on Toussaint’s Sehorn label but had also become the go-to session musicians for every major artist that recorded in New Orleans. Rather than focus on a solo career, Nocentelli poured his energies into The Meters’ next album. Eventually, time moved on, as did Nocentelli, and he decided to store his unreleased solo album at Sea-Saint for safekeeping. In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Sea-Saint was among its victims. While Toussaint (who passed away in 2015) had sold the hallowed studio in the mid-90s, hundreds of his archived recordings remained in the building. The new owner salvaged what he could from the flooded building, shipping everything to a storage facility in Southern California. Boxes of tapes sat there for more than a decade before moving to another unit, which foreclosed a year later. The contents were purchased in a blind auction and, days later, sold at a swap meet. The fact that record collector Mike Nishita just happened to be there was pure kismet. Nishita, a DJ and brother to “Money Mark” Nishita (of Beastie Boys fame), recognized the Sea-Saint label on the boxes and purchased all 673 master tapes at the swap meet. He inspected the contents with his friend Mario Caldato Jr., the longtime audio engineer for the Beastie Boys. In addition to masters from Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Lee Dorsey, and Toussaint, there was a quarter-inch reel with Nocentelli’s name on it. As Caldato and Nishita played it back, they knew they had something special. “There was nothing else like it,” writes Sweet. “An acoustic album by the greatest funk guitarist who ever lived. It was the tape Mike would play for people to show them how special the collection was. The best album in the vault was something nobody knew existed.” Eventually, Nishita and Nocentelli connected, “He was so grateful, so sincere,” recalls Nishita. “I just kept thinking about how this music needs to be heard...Especially when you look at all the things that had to fall into place for these tapes to survive and be discovered this way.” As Nocentelli simply puts it, “Things happen for a reason, man.” And now, Light in the Attic is thrilled to give this remarkable record the spotlight it so rightly deserves. 50 years later, all is not lost.
Juju - Live At 131 Prince Street Black Vinyl Edition
Juju
Live At 131 Prince Street Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | EU | (Strut)
22,49 €* 24,99 € -10%
Release:2021 / EU –
Genre:Organic Grooves
Strut continue their in-depth archive reissues from the Black Fire label witha definitive edition of JuJu's 'Live At 131 Prince Street',recorded in 1973 atOrnette Coleman's gallery in New York and featuring a previously unheardrecording of the Pharoah Sanders composition "Thembi". After forming in San Francisco while working on the Marvin X theatre piece'The Resurrection of the Dead', JuJu began to hone their uncompromisingfusion of Afro-Latin rhythms with free and spiritual jazz before signing toStrata-East for the 'A Message From Mozambique' album in 1972. "Wemoved to New York and became part of the avant-garde community on theLower East Side and Greenwich Village," remembers bandleader PlunkyBranch. Following a high profile live show at the Lincoln Center, OrnetteColeman invited JuJu to his gallery and loft at 131 Prince Street to performthere and to stay on while he left on tour. "That was life-changing for us,"continues Plunky."It was fabulous. The recordings you hear on this albumare in close proximity to each other, maybe across one day or a weekendat the gallery."Alongside tracks written by the JuJu band members, like the5/4 tempo 'At Least We Have A Horizon Now', they play choice coversfrom their peers. Plunky explains, "'Thembi' is a Pharoah Sanders piecewhich he wrote for his wife in 1971 and it's one of my favourite pieces byhim. 'Azucar Pa Ti' was written by Eddie Palmieri; we loved him too andenjoyed Latin music in general. Here we play 'Mozambique', based on anAfro-Cuban rhythm and we regularly played that for 10 minutes beforemorphing into 'Azucar'. 'Out Of This World', written by Johnny Mercer andHarold Arlen, was inspired by John Coltrane who recorded a version of iton his 'Coltrane' album in '62." JuJu's 'Live At 131 Prince Street' is out on Strut on 12th February 2021 on2LP and 1CD. Remastered by The Carvery from the original reel to reeltapes and including full sleeve notes based around a new interview withbandleader James "Plunky" Branch
Betty Lou Landreth - Betty Lou Black Vinyl Edition
Betty Lou Landreth
Betty Lou Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1979 | UK | Reissue (Backatcha)
24,69 €* 25,99 € -5%
Release:1979 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Officially licensed. Reissue on two discs.

Originally released in 1979, Betty Lou Landreth's Betty Lou has been expanded to a 15-song double album featuring the original studio recordings along with bonus material, alternative takes, and extensive liner notes from Joel Palmer, the producer of this Motor City holy grail.

Recorded in Detroit and produced and released by Detroit-born jazz historian Joel Palmer on his YaYa label, the album features many veteran and esteemed Detroit and New Orleans Jazzmen. Alongside Joel, producer and arranger Charlie Gabriel recruited some of the city’s top fellow musicians for the session, including his longtime friend and housemate, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, drummer J.C. Heard, Motown's Funk Brothers, keys player Emmanuel Riggins, bassist Hubie Crawford, violinist Travis Biggs, the Body sisters and many more.

"Honestly, there were never any commercial expectations or aspirations for the album. We just got together to cook up a gumbo. Detroit, New Orleans, funk, jazz, torch, country and some great, great musicians to bring the flavours together. Our only intent was to create the best work of music possible; one which would allow Betty Lou Landreth to display her extraordinary vocal skills, and that we did. The reissue serves as a monument to all of those who all those long years ago contributed their special magic to creating a very unique musical work which has endured the test of time.” Joel Palmer, 2021.
Gregory Porter - Still Rising E.P.
Innov Gnawa - Lila Colored Vinyl Edition
Innov Gnawa
Lila Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Daptone)
17,54 €* 26,99 € -35%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Daptone Records is honored to announce the release of Innov Gnawa's forthcoming full length, Lila. Hailing from Morocco, but based in NYC, Innov Gnawa have been making waves locally and abroad with their hypnotic live shows - which is why producer, Bosco Mann invited the group to come record at the Legendary Daptone House of Soul. Gnawa is a music and spiritual tradition rooted in Morocco and dates back many centuries. Over the years, the liberated slaves of Northern and Western Africa integrated their musical rhythms and religious beliefs into the culture of Morocco creating a unique style of music and dance called Gnawa. It's not religious music, but rather music and rhythms that promote healing through trance and spirituality. The infectious rhythms of Gnawa songs are invocations for saints and spirits of freedom and liberation.

Gnawa groups consist of a Ma'Alem, or master, who plays the Guembri(or Sintir) - an ancient three stringed bass that later evolved into the modern day banjo, accompanied by a brotherhood of musicians playing the karkabas, which are metal castanets, representing the shackles and chains of slaves. The title of this album, Lila, literally means Night, and is a traditional Gnawa ceremony in which the Ma'Alem and his karkaba ensemble dedicate an evening of healing through music. A traditional Lila has many parts with a very extensive repertoire, and can last anywhere from a few hours to few days, and even weeks in some cases. The hypnotic poly-rhythms, along with incense and ceremonial ambiance induces states of trance in the musicians and guests. This all night rhythm fest is a spiritual ritual that cleanses the body, mind and spirit. It would be impossible to capture an entire Lila on on LP, but what Innov Gnawa delivers is a concise glimpse into this ancient Moroccan tradition. We invite you to immerse yourself into Lila. Experience freedom, liberation and the power of healing through music. You are not alive if this music doesn't move you.
Melvin Ukachi (Ofege) - Evolution - Bring Back The Ofege Beat Black Vinyl Edition
Melvin Ukachi (Ofege)
Evolution - Bring Back The Ofege Beat Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1981 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
21,44 €* 32,99 € -35%
Release:1981 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Melvin Ukachi needs little introduction, the Lagos (Nigeria) based vocalist and bandleader is a living legend. Melvin is known for his fantastic solo albums, his vocals for the afrobeat star-groups M.F.B. and Ozzobia…but his biggest legacy is without a doubt him being the singer and bandleader of Ofege.

Melvin formed Ofege in the early 1970s (when he and the other band members were all still a bunch of teenagers). Due to their vibrant combo of sweet harmonies, hooks & fuzz, Ofege would become one of the most legendary Nigerian groups of all time, with expressive sales and national stardom to follow. At the turn of the century (and because of tracks appearing on various compilations) Ofege would receive international acknowledgment for being the first of their kind and THE ultimate West-African psychedelic funk band!

Melvin Ukachi recorded four milestone albums with Ofege: ‘Try and Love’ (1973) ‘The Last of The Origins’ (1976), ‘Higher Plane Breeze’ (1977) and ‘How Do You Feel’ (1978). When the Ofege story came to an end, Melvin recorded two astonishing solo albums: ‘Evolution-Bring Back The Ofege Beat’ (1981) and ‘I am Ok’ (1985). Both of his solo recordings have now become much sought-after holy grails for collectors and fans alike.

On the album, we are presenting you today (Evolution-Bring Back The Ofege Beat) the listener is treated to the trademark Ofege sound (as the title of the record obviously suggests). Next to the rootsy and raw Ofege sound, we’re shown a perfect glimpse of the late '70s afrobeat works combining soul, jazzy rhythms, William Onyeabor style synths & fluid boogie-danceability

Expect some serious ‘all-star’ guest musicians as well…featured on the album are Chyke Madu (The Funkees) on drums, Berkley Jones (Ofege) on guitar…and many other local legends. To top things off the tracks were recorded and mixed at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London…all slickly engineered by Rafiu Ayoade (The Apostles) and produced by the president of sound himself Odion Iruoje (known for his work with Manu Dibango, Fela Kuti…and many others).

‘Evolution-Bring Back The Ofege Beat’ was released on EMI Nigeria in 1981 and is a total Afro-psych-funk classic that begs for a special place in your record collection. It’s tight, funky and Melvin’s soulful vocals are to die for. This record is a monster!

Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first-ever reissue (supervised by Melvin Ukachi himself) of this amazing Nigerian Afrobeat album. This Rare classic (original copies tend to go for large amounts on the secondary market) is now finally back available as a limited 180g vinyl edition (500 copies, 300 black, 200 clear) complete with the original artwork made at Grafikad (who were responsible for designing landmark sleeves for renowned artists such as Fela Kuti).
Leo Nocentelli - Another Side Clear Vinyl Edition
Leo Nocentelli
Another Side Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Light In The Attic)
30,59 €* 35,99 € -15%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
*Available Nov. 19th, 2021*

“Things happen for a reason, man.” - Leo Nocentelli

At just fourteen, Leo Nocentelli was backing up Otis Redding. Soon after, he was playing on hits for Lee Dorsey, The Supremes, and The Temptations. As an original member of The Meters, Leo wrote instant classics “Cissy Strut” and “Hey Pocky A–Way,” but his greatest moment on record may be totally unknown, until now…

Recorded at Cosimo Matassa’s Jazz City Studio in New Orleans in the early ‘70s and then lost to the ages, Another Side is one of Leo Nocentelli’s most personal and definitive moments ever cut to tape. A mixture of funky folk and rootsy, raw emotion (think Bill Withers and James Taylor meeting Allen Toussaint at Link Wray’s Three Track Shack), this previously unheard album shines like the sun on a spring day on the New Orleans fairgrounds. Backing Nocentelli is an all-star line-up of New Orleans royalty, including Allen Toussaint (piano), James Black (drums), and both George Porter Jr. (bass) and Zigaboo Modeliste (drums) of The Meters. Deeply introspective, the album features nine original songs by Nocentelli, plus a soulful rendition of Elton John’s “Your Song.” Half a century later, these recordings sound just as fresh and engaging as the day they were recorded.

What makes Another Side even more extraordinary, however, is the fact that the album—which could have easily become a classic in the ‘70s singer-songwriter canon—sat untouched for decades; miraculously surviving the devastating blow of Hurricane Katrina, only to be found 2,000 miles away at a Southern California swap meet in 2018 by record collector Mike Nishita. The album’s incredible journey is documented in the liner notes by Sam Sweet (New York Times, Los Angeles Times), who spoke with Nocentelli and Nishita about the recording process and re-discovery of the tapes. Sweet’s full notes appear in the release’s accompanying booklet alongside hand-written lyrics by Leo Nocentelli. The first pressing of the vinyl edition will feature gold-foil treatment on cover and spine. Rounding out the package are original designs and layout by the multi GRAMMY®–winning designer Masaki Koike.

While Nocentelli was embedded in New Orleans’ R&B scene, he was also deeply inspired by the late 1960’s and early 1970’s rising singer-songwriters, and soon found himself exploring sounds that were miles away from his band’s hard-edged funk riffs. Whenever he had downtime from session work and shows, Nocentelli spent much of 1971 recording his newly-found, reflective, diaristic songs at Matassa’s Jazz City studio. Backed by longtime Meters bandmate George Porter Jr. on bass, Nocentelli crafted the lineups for his sessions to match the tone of the material. When he needed a pianist, he’d call Toussaint. For percussion on the slower songs, he used drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, but many of the tracks featured James Black—a frequent collaborator of Toussaint’s and a member of Ellis Marsalis’ jazz group, whom Nocentelli recalls as an “unbelievable” musician. The recording, which Nocentelli fondly refers to as his “country-and-western-album,” paints a picture of a young man yearning to find a sense of purpose. “I was going through some changes which were reflected in the songs that I wrote during that time,” he tells Sweet. Among them is the mid-tempo “Getting Nowhere,” in which he expresses a sense of frustration, as he watches others find success around him. Similarly, “Till I Get There” details a man who is struggling to persevere in his goals. In the soaring “Tell Me Why,” meanwhile, the singer contemplates the existence of God. Other songs center around fictional characters. “Pretty Mittie,” for instance, is sung from the perspective of a farmer who longs to give up his arduous life for the city. “You’ve Become a Habit” is about a man who falls for a sex worker named Fancy. “Riverfront” is based on stories that singer Aaron Neville shared, about his days working on the New Orleans waterfront. Nocentelli also chose to perform one cover: Elton John’s breakthrough hit, “Your Song.” The guitarist made the recently-released ballad his own—infusing it with a loping, head-nodding cadence, ever so tastefully “funkdafied” in true New Orleans fashion. By the time that the album was finished, The Meters were busier than ever. They had just signed a record deal with Warner Brothers and were now the official house band at Toussaint’s studio, Sea-Saint. There, they not only backed artists on Toussaint’s Sehorn label but had also become the go-to session musicians for every major artist that recorded in New Orleans. Rather than focus on a solo career, Nocentelli poured his energies into The Meters’ next album. Eventually, time moved on, as did Nocentelli, and he decided to store his unreleased solo album at Sea-Saint for safekeeping. In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Sea-Saint was among its victims. While Toussaint (who passed away in 2015) had sold the hallowed studio in the mid-90s, hundreds of his archived recordings remained in the building. The new owner salvaged what he could from the flooded building, shipping everything to a storage facility in Southern California. Boxes of tapes sat there for more than a decade before moving to another unit, which foreclosed a year later. The contents were purchased in a blind auction and, days later, sold at a swap meet. The fact that record collector Mike Nishita just happened to be there was pure kismet. Nishita, a DJ and brother to “Money Mark” Nishita (of Beastie Boys fame), recognized the Sea-Saint label on the boxes and purchased all 673 master tapes at the swap meet. He inspected the contents with his friend Mario Caldato Jr., the longtime audio engineer for the Beastie Boys. In addition to masters from Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Lee Dorsey, and Toussaint, there was a quarter-inch reel with Nocentelli’s name on it. As Caldato and Nishita played it back, they knew they had something special. “There was nothing else like it,” writes Sweet. “An acoustic album by the greatest funk guitarist who ever lived. It was the tape Mike would play for people to show them how special the collection was. The best album in the vault was something nobody knew existed.” Eventually, Nishita and Nocentelli connected, “He was so grateful, so sincere,” recalls Nishita. “I just kept thinking about how this music needs to be heard...Especially when you look at all the things that had to fall into place for these tapes to survive and be discovered this way.” As Nocentelli simply puts it, “Things happen for a reason, man.” And now, Light in the Attic is thrilled to give this remarkable record the spotlight it so rightly deserves. 50 years later, all is not lost.
Miriam Makeba - Keep Me In Mind
Miriam Makeba
Keep Me In Mind
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Strut)
20,89 €* 21,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Miriam Makeba's 'Keep Me In Mind' was her last album for Reprise and reflected major changes in both her own personal life and politically within the USA. After becoming a national star globally following the success of 'Pata Pata' in 1967, she had fallen out publicly with her mentor and 'Big Brother', Harry Belafonte. Makeba made the decision to return to Africa following an invitation from President Sékou Touré of Guinea. In Conakry, Makeba met Stokely Carmichael, President of civil rights organisation the Sncc and they would later marry. "With the Vietnam War, the student protests and the riots in the ghettos, everyone isscared," Makeba said. "Everyone is afraid that there will be a great black uprising." Makeba's concerts were widely cancelled and both her and Carmichael were followed relentlessly by the FBI. Reprise also terminated her contract but brought in producer Lewis Merenstein for her final recording for the label, best known for his work with Van Morrison on 'Astral Weeks'. Merenstein suggested two Van songs for Makeba to cover, 'Brand New Day' from the 'Moondance' sessions and 'I Shall Sing' and further songs were added to reflect both the political climate and Makeba's own memories including Stephen Stills' 'For What It's Worth' and Lennon &McCartney's wistful 'In My Life'. New compositions by Makeba and her daughter Bongi included 'Lumumba', a personal tribute to Congolese independence leader, Patrice Lumumba. Reflective of the times, the album is infused with apalpable despair but, as in all of her music, a quiet determination still shines through.
Chico Buarque De Hollanda & Ennio Morricone - Per Un Pugno Di Samba
Chico Buarque De Hollanda & Ennio Morricone
Per Un Pugno Di Samba
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Legacy)
22,94 €* 26,99 € -15%
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Soundtracks
"Per un Pugno di Samba" is the fifth album recorded by Francisco Buarque de Hollanda, known as Chico Buarque, one of the most important authors and interpreters of Brazilian popular music. The album, released in 1970, was recorded during a self-imposed exile in Italy in 1969 following the arrest he had suffered in Brazil in 1968 for his political commitment against the military dictatorship. In Italy he met Sergio Bardotti who produced the disc writing lyrics in Italian and music, and especially the master Ennio Morricone who arranges the songs. To be noted the presence of Mia Martini and Loredana Bertè among the voices of the choirs.
High Pulp - Mutual Attraction Volume 3 Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 Edition
High Pulp
Mutual Attraction Volume 3 Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 Edition
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (KingUnderground)
16,99 €* 19,99 € -15%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
While the first 2 volumes in the series pay homage to free and experimental jazz legends that have informed the lens of the Seattle, Washington-based band. Volume 3 steps into the R&B/Hip Hop world, as the band performs their fresh takes on 3 Frank Ocean tracks, from the ‘Endless’ album.

A Frank Ocean record that flew under the radar for some but didn’t miss with the High Pulp crew. The 3 arrangements are a homage and a thank you to Frank, who has had such a heavy impact on the band and the way they think about writing music. Mutual Attraction 3 challenged the band to think critically about these compositions and how they could deliver a similar sentiment that they were born out of, but also put it through the High Pulp lens.

Along with digging into a different genre of music and focusing on just one artist to pay tribute to for this volume in the series. MA 3 also has the band performing as their largest ensemble yet. A 15-piece band, including a 5-piece string section. Giving no limits to these reimagined versions of Frank Ocean tunes.
Freeez - Stay (Pinky 2)
Freeez
Stay (Pinky 2)
12" | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Far Out)
14,44 €* 16,99 € -15%
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two individually sold Vinyl 12"s. Far Out Recordings presents a double bill of two monumental Brit funk classics. 'Keep In Touch' and 'Stay' were the first two 12" singles by the iconic Freeez, both self-funded passion projects of its founding member John Rocca, for his own Pink Rythm imprint.
Lisa Bello / Jherimi Harmoni - Dream Again / Rain On My Star
Lisa Bello / Jherimi Harmoni
Dream Again / Rain On My Star
7" | 2022 | UK | Original (Izipho Soul)
12,74 €* 14,99 € -15%
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Izipho Soul have delved deep into James Day’s musical catalog and unearthed two gems from 2012 which were born to be released on a 7”. Influenced by the great Philly Soul and Motown songwriting teams, vocalists Lisa Bello and Jherimi Harmoni give world class performances and saxophonist Joe Cunningham takes them home with soul and passion.
V.A. - Reggae Africa (Roots & Culture 1972-1981)
Seu Jorge - Carolina Clear Vinyl Edition
Seu Jorge
Carolina Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2001 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
24,64 €* 28,99 € -15%
Release:2001 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Carolina’ is the Brazilian virtuoso Seu Jorge's debut full-length album from 2002. Originally released under the title ‘Samba Esporte Fino’, its release and subsequent international acclaim dovetailed with Seu Jorge’s ascent into movie stardom. He is probably best known outside of Brazil for his work on Wes Anderson’s 2004 film 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’, in which he played a starring role and his Portuguese covers of David Bowie records were a highlight of the soundtrack. Having initially found fame thanks to his standout performance as Knockout Ned in the revered movie ‘City of God’. ‘Carolina’ would cement his global fame and launch an illustrious musical career that has earnt him a Grammy nomination. Co-produced by Mario Caldatto of Beastie Boys and Planet Hemp fame, the album presented a vibrant, contemporary combination of samba and funk, backed by guitar, bass, drums, percussion, and horns. It kicks off with one of Seu's most loved tracks 'Carolina', an anthemic feel-good classic with timeless energy, ending in a sing-along crescendo. Other highlights included the Brazilian-Funk of 'Mangueira' reminiscent in places of Tim Maia with its 80s inspired vibe, and the catchy jazzy-samba of 'Tu Queria' which always ignites the dance floor.
Parliament/Funkadelic & P Funk Allstars - Dope Dogs
Mighty Mocambos, The - 2066 Gold Vinyl Edition
Marc Davis - Purple Line EP
Marc Davis
Purple Line EP
12" | 2019 | US | Original
15,99 €* 39,99 € -60%
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two edits of unreleased Prince demos. Limited to 100 copies.
Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - Motor City Scene
Henry Threadgill - Poof
Henry Threadgill
Poof
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Pi)
24,29 €* 26,99 € -10%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Henry Threadgill – alto saxophone, flute, bass flute Liberty Ellman – acoustic guitar Jose Davila – tuba, trombone Christopher Hoffman – cello Elliot Humberto Kavee – drums
Los Kifers - Vehicle
Los Kifers
Vehicle
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Madmua)
18,89 €* 20,99 € -10%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
From 1962 until 1971, a bunch of kids from Barcelona made their teenage dream come true: to emulate the Teen Tops, The Shadows and all those bands one could listen to in their older sisters parties. Two 7” and many live shows were enough for Los Kifers to show their skills on soulish freakbeat & pop psych. This single contains a previously unreleased song, “Vehicle” (a cover of the famous soul-funk-rock track by The Ides Of March, recorded in 1970) and their classic “El Sol Es Una Droga” (“Sun Is A Drug”), originally released in 1969 on the Vergara label.
Adele - 30
Lee Morgan - Caramba
Placebo - Balek / Phalene II
Placebo
Balek / Phalene II
7" | 2021 | JP | Original (P-Vine)
20,89 €* 21,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / JP – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Placebo" is an legendary Belgian jazz funk band led by Marc Moulin, 1971 to 1976.P-VINE have released their some titles as reissue CD & LPs ever and this time we present their finest tracks in their 3 stadio albums as limited pressing 7 inch singles with new remastering! Side A:Balek / Side B:Phalene Ⅱ (Originally included in their 2nd album "1973" and this is reissue of Cbs-1647)
Tom Ze - Estudando O Samba
Tom Ze
Estudando O Samba
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
22,79 €* 23,99 € -5%
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Incredibly unique concept album from the one and only, Tom Zé. As featured in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Brazilian Albums of all-time list (2007).
One of Ze’s finest albums in our opinion, originally released by Continental Brazil in 1976 – a tough one to find at a good price in its original form now. ‘Estudando do Samba’ (or ‘Studying The Samba’) is a post-Tropicalia studio
experimentation laiden with layers of hypnotic percussion, effects & samples that deconstructs the ‘samba’ form. Recorded during what was arguably his most creative period.
David Byrne found the record in Rio in the late 90’s and included several songs on his Tom Ze collection for Luaka Bop a few years later. At that time Tom was not recording or touring much; playing low-key shows in Sao Paulo and
contemplating a move back to Irará to work at a service station owned by one of his cousins. Byrne’s project helped to reignite his career and he hasn’t looked back since.
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
El Michels Affair - The Abominable EP Yeti Baby Blue Vinyl Edition
El Michels Affair
The Abominable EP Yeti Baby Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Big Crown)
21,84 €* 22,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
El Michels Affair follows up the massive success of their full length Yeti Season with The Abominable EP. A collection of unreleased tracks, alternate takes, and instrumentals from the Yeti Season recording sessions. EMA's blending their signature cinematic soul sound with influences from Turkis Funk and the grittiest of Bollywood soundtracks yielded an instant classic The Fader calls "a carnival of dusty funk and soul". The EP starts off with the unreleased gem "Messy Grass" whose synth intro, peppered with distant yeti cries, gives way to a tremendous backing track that Tamer Pinarbasi's Qanun dances over. On "Cham Cham" EMA invites Piya Malik to the microphone again to share her styled storytelling vocals over the instrumental track from Yeti Season's "Perfect Harmony". Where some of the tunes on the EP have vocals added, some of them have them removed letting the band take center stage; "Poison Song", "Uncut Gem", "Smoked", and "Progress" are all instrumental here giving them a wholly different energy than the vocal versions. The EP is being released with two different covers, each one has two paintings from different Ghanaian mobile cinema artists commissioned through Chicago's Deadly Prey Gallery and are interpretations of the original album artwork. One version is paintings by Stoger and Heavy J, who also contributed cover paintings to the Return To The 37th Chamber album. The other version of the cover is two paintings by Teshie and Farkira.
Cicci Santucci / Pasquale Castiglione - Rare Italian Library Tracks
Cicci Santucci / Pasquale Castiglione
Rare Italian Library Tracks
7" | 2022 | US | Original (Reference)
13,29 €* 13,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Soundtracks
This was supposed to be released back in 2019. Held off due to the start of Covid pandemic. 2019 release date on labels.
Chester Thompson - Powerhouse
Orquestra Afro-Brasileira - 80 Anos
V.A. - Africa Funk Roots Chapter 2
V.A.
Africa Funk Roots Chapter 2
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Cosmic Disco Machine)
31,34 €* 32,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Second volume of this collection of pure Funk, Afro Beat and African Funk music is out! This chapter, as previous one, includes highly respected artists such as Mandrill, The Wild Magnolias, Manu Dibango, Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Buddy Miles and many others, but also includes the very rare and exclusive long version of “Sangadongo” from Niagara. All these artists guarantee the high quality of this collection, a record that any funk lover can’t miss: the real funk from the origins and the groove in its free form.
Bazali Bam - Action
Bazali Bam
Action
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Wah Wah)
19,94 €* 20,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Extremely rare, under the radar afro-psychedelic LP from South Africa. This mysterious band was produced by African funk master, composer, guitarist and producer Almon Sandisa Memela, who was active since the mid 1950s, first as a musician and guitar teacher and then also as a producer. He is famous for his 1970s Afro funk works Funky Africa and the very sought after Broken Shoes.

Action features a cool mixture of incipient afro-funk and garage pop/psych, with one of its songs having been compiled on the famous Next Stop... Soweto compilation series that helped ignite the current fever for African music.

Riyl: Ofege, Blo, Aktion, The Apostles, Sjob Movement, Soweto and the likes.

First ever vinyl reissue, reproducing the original sleeve artwork and with remastered sound. 500 copies only.
Stretch & Bobbito - Que Bonita Bandera
Stretch & Bobbito
Que Bonita Bandera
7"+Book | 2021 | US | Original (Uprising Music)
17,39 €* 28,99 € -40%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Vocals: Jeimy Osorio (Netflix "Celia Cruz" series), Latin Grammy Award winner Mireya Ramos, Grammy Award nominee Danny Rivera, Ismael Cruz Cordova (Lord of the Rings), Bomba singer Chamir Bonano, and newcomer Sabrina Cintrón. Cameos: Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez, actors Rosario Dawson (Disney+ “The Mandalorian”) , Lauren Luna Velez (Into the Spider-Verse), Oscar nomineeRosie Perez, Ramon Rodriguez (hbo "The Wire,"Transformers II),Freddy Rodriguez(CBS "Bullet"), Justina Machado (CBS"One Day At A Time"), Modesto Lacen (Netflix "Celia Cruz" series), artist José Parlá, hip hop legends Crazy Legs and Tony Touch, former And1 Mixtape star Tim “Headache”Gittens, and DJ Janzism de Puerto Rico. 100% of the net profits will be given to Afro-Boricua grassroots programs based in PR via the non-profit La Borinqueña grants program.
Ernie Hines / Blackbyrds - Our Generation / Rock Creek Park
Àbáse - Elevate Deluxe Edition
Àbáse
Elevate Deluxe Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Lekker Collective)
16,14 €* 18,99 € -15%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Budapest-born and Berlin-based producer, pianist and multi-instrumentalist Àbáse follows stunning debut EP "Invocation" (HHV Records/Cosmic Compositions) with a rerelease of "Elevate".

A collection of older songs and collaborations, "Elevate" showcases the diverse and multi-faceted nature of Àbáse's artistry - with hip-hop, RnB, neo-soul and jazz all compiled into a short and sweet 4-track offering.

Gaining support from Complex, Worldwide FM, Soulection, KEXP, KCRW, BBC Radio 1, Jamz Supernova, Stamp The Wax and more, the urban leaning EP reflects a newness of modern pick-and-mix culture diverting from the specificity of genre.
Ultimate Ovation - Starlight / They Ask Me
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Love For Sale Indie Exclusive Alternate Cover Edition
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Love For Sale Indie Exclusive Alternate Cover Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Interscope)
27,19 €* 31,99 € -15%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Attn: Contrary to the announcement and the backcover, this record only contains the regular album with 10 tracks instead of 12.

The follow up to 2014's Grammy Award-winning Cheek To Cheek, Bennett and Gaga's latest collaborative album is a celebration of the Cole Porter songbook and a testament to the pair's enduring friendship and love for one another. The announcement of the album coincides with Tony's 95th birthday and two special performances at NYC's Radio City Music Hall, billed 'One Last Time'.
Manfred Krug - Jazz-Lyrik-Prosa Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Angelique Kidjo - Mother Nature
Cole Degenova - Really Human
Cole Degenova
Really Human
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Ropeadope)
15,59 €* 25,99 € -40%
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Somewhere between a soul pop concert, South Side jazz club, slam poetry reading, and punk rock dive bar, lives the music of Cole DeGenova. Combining poignant lyricism with infectious grooves and prodigious musicianship, the music seeks to elevate the audience while transcending genre barriers. As a keyboardist, vocalist, and composer Cole DeGenova has spent most of his life crafting his soulfully eclectic artistic voice, beginning his career at age 16 as a jazz pianist around his native Chicago. As a bandleader, he formed Cole DeGenova & The Peoples Republic while at Berklee College of Music, where he released his first album Just People Again in 2009, followed by his second, Another Country, in 2012.
Sam Siefert Ensemble Project - Of Where We Are And Where We Got So Far
Pandella Kelly - Stand In For Love / Love's Needed Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Pandella Kelly
Stand In For Love / Love's Needed Record Store Day 2021 Edition
7" | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Horoscope)
11,04 €* 12,99 € -15%
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2021 Release. Quite simply, this is one of the rarest records in the world right now. Literally less than a handful of copies and we're talking multi-thousand megabucks to anyone that can prise this out of any long-term collectors box. Good luck with that. Produced by the O'Jay's, written by Eddie Levert and released on the tiny Horoscope label, this is a Soulful work of art which completely justifies it's price. Now available on the original label for everyone to have a chance at owning this masterpiece. A 50th year anniversary release for RSD.
James Mason - Sweet Power Collection Black Vinyl Edition
James Mason
Sweet Power Collection Black Vinyl Edition
2x7" | 2017 | UK | Reissue (Dynamite Cuts)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Released 40 years ago, in 1977, ‘’Rhythm of Life ‘’ by James Mason was possibly one of the greatest vocal Jazz fusion releases of all time. We are so proud to be able to re-issue this great masterpiece. We have chosen 4 of the killer tracks from the LP. We have been able to issue the original 7” version of the club classic “Sweet power” & the only 7” cut of the club classic “Free” this is slightly different to the LP release. This is a must-have 45s collection.
Leonardo Marques - Early Bird
Leonardo Marques
Early Bird
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (180g X Disk Union)
19,54 €* 22,99 € -15%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Leonardo Marques makes a kind of music that creates bucolic and romantic scenarios whose sound goes among indie folk, sixties psychedelia, lo-fi and the brazilian Clube da Esquina.
As Chicago's Dusty Groove tell us about the album:
"A really beautiful album from contemporary Brazil – but one that resonates with some of the best soft pop elements of the late 60s and early 70s! Vocals are in English and Portuguese, and the instrumentation is this fantastic blend of light elements given a really airy spin – almost as if Nick DeCaro and Sean O'Hagan got together in the studio to work on a set that has slight bossa inspirations – but is something completely unique! This is the first we've ever heard of Leonardo Marques, but we'll sure be watching out for him in the future – as he's got this way of embracing so many elements of things we love, yet never stays slavishly in their own territory – wending his way beautifully through songs that include "Ainda E Cedo", "All The Hearts", "Nao Te Escuto", "The Girl From Bainema", "Um Sopro", "In Your Arms", and "So Que Me Enfeita"."
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Come & Be A Winner
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Come & Be A Winner
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Daptone)
7,64 €* 8,99 € -15%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It is a privilege to present to you, our esteemed Daptone Family, a selection of fan-favorites by thee legendary Sharon Jones and her Dap-Kings available for the first time on 45! Over the years Daptone H.Q. has been flooded with suggestions and requests for certain album tracks to be available on 45, so we've pressed up a few that are consistently at the top of the heap. After its' original release on the Soul of a Woman album, "Come and be a Winner"'s mellow mid-tempo groove and positive message swiftly grabbed the attention of fans and critics - ultimately placing the song squarely at the top of year-end playlists across the globe. And for those of you want to keep the groove going and dig the instrumental on the flip!
Horace Silver - 6 Pieces Of Silver
Lemos - Morro Do Barraco Sem Água / Retrato Da Vida Colored Vinyl Edtition
So Much Soul Players (Chris Read & Rob Barron) - Happy Hammond
So Much Soul Players (Chris Read & Rob Barron)
Happy Hammond
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Dinked)
9,74 €* 12,99 € -25%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Happy (Hammond)’ is the second release from London based Funk & Soul outfit the So Much Soul Players (aka Chris Read & Rob Barron), a gritty, instrumental Hammond Funk take on Pharrell Williams’ ubiquitous feel-good Pop/Soul cut ‘Happy’. Harking back to the raw stylings of 60s/70s Funk, this dancefloor oriented rendition of the popular song features driving drums, funky Hammond licks and crunchy, overdriven organ lines galore.
Gripsweats, The - G'on Use It
Gripsweats, The
G'on Use It
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Colemine)
8,79 €* 10,99 € -20%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
From A Funky Basement In Nashville, Tn Comes The Third 45 From The Gripsweats. Nasty, Vocal Shout Style Nola Funk. Heavy, Dirty, Raw, And In The Cut. This One Is Meant For Playing Loud In The Clubs. A Classic Part 1 / Part 2 Approach To This Sweaty Dancefloor Burner.
9th Creation, The - Bubble Gum / Rule Of Minds
9th Creation, The
Bubble Gum / Rule Of Minds
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
15,29 €* 16,99 € -10%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dynamite Cuts 45s series is proud to release two Funk n Soul super-sassy, sexy Killers by 9th Creation both taken from the mega rare LP “Bubble Gum”.

Both tracks are first time on 7” vinyl “Bubble Gum” b/w “Rule of mind” Massive hip-hop samples and rare-groove club tracks. This release will be in two parts black vinyl x500 and a limited x150 numbered Orange vinyl

A – “Bubble Gum” – Hip Hop; sexy, dirty funk, classic rare groove. Just the Real Thang….genius track. Sampled by ‘Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’; also, by ‘Artefacts’

B – “Rule Of Minds” – Mid-tempo funk n soul groove, with soulful vocals, and a classic sample. What more do you need for First time on 45?Sampled by 3rd Base; Black Moon and The Alchemist
Gruppo Sound - Dreams For Sax
Gruppo Sound
Dreams For Sax
LP | 1987 | EU | Reissue (Holy Basil)
25,19 €* 27,99 € -10%
Release:1987 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another gem from the extensive Flipper Music catalog, more precisely from their Flower sublabel, "Dreams For Sax" is possibly one of the most stand-out productions from their studio ensemble Gruppo Sound, this time around featuring saxophonist Paolo Russo with keyboardists Stefano Galante and Vittorio Quattrini. First released in 1987, the songs recorded for "Dreams For Sax" are a beautiful melange of easy-listening electronic and jazzy vibes, from mellow tunes such as "Dawning" and "First Class" to some killer floor-filling italo disco bangers such as "Walking On Air" and "Dance Power". A groovy Italian library banger from the 80's now available on vinyl for the first time since its original release as a limited edition of 500 copies.
Ed Motta - Too Slow To Disco Brasil Black Vinyl Edition
Rovi (Piero Umiliani) - Pianofender Blues
Rovi (Piero Umiliani)
Pianofender Blues
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Dialogo)
20,69 €* 22,99 € -10%
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
“Pianofender Blues”, originally released in 1975 and entirely recorded with the aid of two electric pianos - Fender, of course, and Wurlitzer, bass, piano, drums and percussion, is another curious foray for the eclectic composer Piero Umiliani into territories other than the usual jazz, soundtrack and avant-garde ones. This album blends the Fender Piano melancholic sound over an easylistening repertoire, testifying the author’s versatility once again.
William S. Fischer - Akelarre Sorta
William S. Fischer
Akelarre Sorta
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Elkar)
21,59 €* 23,99 € -10%
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Pello Joxepe is in the bar, but this time he's moving his hips to the sound of Curtis Mayfield's Superfly funk-soul groove. These are the kind of psychedelic visions created by this esoteric "Akelarre Sorta", an unparalleled gem. The African-American saxophonist, pianist and composer William S. Fischer, who worked in the 1950s with stars of the stature of Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Joe Zawinul and Roberta Flack, in 1972 made an album of catchy, funky versions of popular tunes. And that's it, as simple as it is mysterious and surprising. Little more has ever been known about this recording or about the reasons behind William's visit to the Basque Country. So here it is, ready to attract a new audience to join the cult following it has gradually built up over nearly 50 years.
Dam-Funk - STFU
Dam-Funk
STFU
12" | 2021 | US | Original (Glydezone)
24,29 €* 26,99 € -10%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 500 copies. For the first time ever on vinyl Four new instrumental tracks, produced, recorded, composed & played by Dam-Funk. . Originally released on June 2nd 2015 as a free streaming promotional EP before the release of Dam-Funk’s sophomore album Invite The Light. Pitchfork described “Free” the EP closer “… distills his daily inspirational thoughts into a breezy, sun-kissed glow, delivered with his usual cool sincerity. Of course, the style is purely West Coast, but the message is universal: funk is freedom. And in Dâm's world, funk is the future.
GoGo Penguin - Fanfares
Kitty Grant - Glad To Know You
Charles Mingus - The Jazz Experiments Of Charles Mingus
Ornette Coleman - Round Trip The Complete Ornette Coleman Tone Poet Box-Set
Gabriele Poso - Tamburo Infinito
Gabriele Poso
Tamburo Infinito
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Wonderwheel)
18,89 €* 20,99 € -10%
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
With endless Afro-latin percussion & drums patterns woven throughout ten tracks of tropical dance floor heaters, Italian multi-instrumentalist and master percussionist, Worldwide FM presenter and director of the Yoruba Soul Orchestra, Gabriele Poso is to release his seventh LP, Tamburo Infinito, via New York record label Wonderwheel Recordings. Recorded in Lecce in the south of Italy and almost entirely on his own (unlike previous productions), the undisputed star of the show is once again the drum and the percussion, the Tamburo Infinito.

Although born in Italy, Gabriele has always looked across the Atlantic for inspirations and rhythms, and this album is no different. This time his sonic adventures took him to the French West Indies and the French Caribbean island like Guadeloupe Martinique, "I'm in love with everything about the sound of their drums, it's very unique warm and deep sound."

The album kicks off with the hot & sticky Ritmo, setting the tone for the record with a kaleidoscope of tropical rhythms and influences. First single La Bola is jammed full of exultant horns and syncopated drum beats carried on the back of a driving, funky bassline. By the time the horns drop in on the aptly named Party People the carnival is in full swing over jubilant percussion and spaced out synths.

Gabriele Poso's musical passion has taken him around the world, initially to Rome, then to Puerto Rico, Cuba, and most recently, Berlin. Between 1998 and 2001, Gabriele delved deep into the study of Afro-Cuban percussion, first at the "Timba" School Of Music in Rome, under the guidance of the most important representative of Afro-Cuban culture in Italy, Roberto "Mamey" Evangelista. Later in 2001, he moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico to attend the "Universidad Interamericana De Puerto Rico" to continue his studies, finally culminating in a masterclass at "Escuela Nacional De Arte" in Havana, Cuba.

2008 saw the release of Poso's debut solo album, From The Genuine World, released on Yoruba Records, Osunlade's label, which sparked a career performing around Europe and the rest of the world. His second solo album, Roots of Soul arrived in 2012 on the German label INFRACom!, his third solo album entitled Invocation in 2014, on the German label Agogo Records with other full length efforts released on renowned British labels, Barely Breaking Even (Awakening - 2018) and Soundway Records (Batik - 2019), culminating in an impressively deep and diverse catalogue of solo work.
Nanette Natal - It's Over / Love Signs Red Vinyl Edition
Nanette Natal
It's Over / Love Signs Red Vinyl Edition
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
12,64 €* 22,99 € -45%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dynamite cuts 45s series is proud to release two Jazz gems by the wonderful Nanette Natal – she ain’t shy! What a voice!

“It’s Over” b/w “Love Signs both taken from the mega rare private press and incredibly hard to find LP “My song of something”. Both were part of the original Jazz dance vibe in the 90s.

This release will be in two parts; black vinyl x400 and a limited x100 numbered Red vinyl

A – “It’s Over’” starting off mellow, with her sillky smooth voice which segways into a beautiful up-tempo vocal jazz groove, with driving bass and drums. Nanette’s vocals are so pure and fresh; easily unleashing superb vocal power. If you like vocal Jazz this is a must-have; first time on 7” for the collection.

B – “Love signs” – Is another vocal Jazz dance classic. You can’t not tap those feet…Both massive 90s Jazz club tracks. which show the smooth, dynamic vocal power that Nanette has.
Nina Simone - A Very Rare Evening
Nina Simone
A Very Rare Evening
LP | 1979 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
26,09 €* 28,99 € -10%
Release:1979 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the most sought after Nina Simone albums
European recordings from 1969 featuring Weldon Irvine
Out of print on vinyl since 1979
Featuring the original artwork by Jazz designer Anne Maria Schnider

Tidal Waves Music proudly presents the re-issue for Nina Simone’s A Very Rare Evening. Originally released on PM records in 1979, featuring Weldon Irvine on organ, Don Allias on drums and Jazz legend Gene Perla on bass. Included on these European sessions from 1969 you’ll find Nina classics & rare versions of recordings written by Aretha Franklin, Barry Gibb, Randy Newman & Pete Seeger.

One of the most sought after Nina Simone albums is now back available as a deluxe limited vinyl edition for the first time since 1979. Produced by Gene Perla, officially licensed from PM Records & featuring the original artwork created by A.M. Schnider.

“It’s her first LP in years, but was taped back in 1969 in Europe with a confident, impressive organ and rhythm section backup band. Simone is an acquired taste. But, for those who appreciate her singing, these eight tracks will prove welcome.” – BILLBOARD

Anything by this lady of song is welcome, especially when she’s in front of an adoring audience, as she is in these decade-old, never-released sides. Simone covers all bases from Barry Gibb’s “In The Morning,” to Pete Seeger’s adaptation from the Book of Ecclesiastes, “Turn! Turn! Turn!” She gives special meaning to such tunes as the poignant “The Other Woman,” the gospel inflected “Save Me,” and “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today.” But the highlight is her own tune, composed with keyboardist Weldon Irvine, Revolution."- CASH BOX MAGAZINE

“Though the Simone catalog overflows with live recordings, this 1969 German concert outranks all others. Focusing almost exclusively on then-contemporary material—the Gibb brothers’ “In the Morning” and “To Love Somebody,” Randy Newman’s “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today,” Aretha Franklin’s “Save Me,” the Byrds’ “Turn! Turn! Turn!”—Simone is at her most assuredly earthy and intrepidly regal.” – THE JAZZ TIMES
V.A. - Jazz Behind The Dikes Volume 3
V.A.
Jazz Behind The Dikes Volume 3
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Music On Vinyl)
17,99 €* 23,99 € -25%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jazz Behind the Dikes Vol 3 is the third and final installment in the Jazz Behind The Dikes series, which highlights some of the greatest Dutch jazzmen under ideal conditions: in their own combo’s and playing the music of their own choice in complete freedom. The result is a collection of straightforward modern jazz by renowned Dutch jazz musicians such as Ron Madna Trio, Tony Vos Quartet and Frans Elsen Quartet.

This third volume of the series is available as a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on blue vinyl.
New York Disco Orchestra, The - Reverie Purple Vinyl Edition
New York Disco Orchestra, The
Reverie Purple Vinyl Edition
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Espacial Discos)
23,39 €* 25,99 € -10%
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Pro-sounding recording with top level musicianship and perfect sound quality, comparable to any other major album of the time (think Love Unlimited Orchestra!). Mixed by Disco legend Joaquin J. Lopes and featuring brothers John & Rocco Giamundo. Mostly instrumental with superb arrangements (string, keys and even the Vako Ochestron on one track) and surprising occasional fuzz/effects electric guitar. Originally released as a promo album in blank sleeve (now impossible to find) on the band’s own Artemis label, it was subsequently issued in Belgium (under the Reverie – Get Up And Dance title) and Japan, both housed in picture sleeves. Including club / rare-groove classics like “It’s True” (compiled on “Under The Influence Vol. 2 by Paul Phillips), “Get It On And Dance”, “The Way We Were” (a disco-symphonic version of the Barbra Streisand movie hit) and more… Here’s the first ever reissue featuring new artwork (based on the band’s original idea for the intended but never finished US cover) and master tape sound.
Las Ratas Sicodelias - Malos Viajes / Felicidad Colored Vinyl Edition
Las Ratas Sicodelias
Malos Viajes / Felicidad Colored Vinyl Edition
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Groovie)
9,89 €* 10,99 € -10%
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Las Ratas Sicodelicas were born by the union of three friends who got together to break the great boredom that unleashed the 2020 pandemic. With a musical mutation they used their long experience in garage punk to give place to the Latin American beat and psychedelia, all their songs are sung in Spanish. These psychedelic rodents are: Rolando Bruno, Oscar Hechomierda and Pablo Bam Bam, all with a past and present in Los Peyotes garage group (Bs As Argentina). These are the first two songs of this trio's own authorship! Sacrifice to pure Fuzz! Crank up the volume and long live L.R.S.!
Akira Freeze - Tell Me Baby / I Remember
Akira Freeze
Tell Me Baby / I Remember
7" | 2020 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
11,69 €* 12,99 € -10%
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
New soul / boogie discovery out Daytona Beach, Florida. Unknown until this year when a sold for the first time on ebay in June for ($2025), Not surprising as its absolutely banging on both sides. Big love to Brian Sears who hooked up With Michael Gamble on this.
David Morales - Life Is A Song
David Morales
Life Is A Song
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Diridim)
25,64 €* 26,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
There is nothing quite like an evening under the rhythmic spell of the legendary David Morales. Stepping on the dancefloor while he's behind the decks requires full trust and surrender. You agree to hand the reins of your mind, body, and spirit to his intuition and ability to guide you to where you need to be at all times. It will occasionally be cathartic and intense. It will often make the hairs on your body stand on end, and make you sweat more than you ever have before. The endorphin release will be powerful. You will feel like you can touch joy and euphoria it in the air around you. As he gently brings you back down to reality, you will feel renewed and ready for anything life brings your way. This is more than a night of dancing. This is an experience at the hands of a magical maestro of music. How is this possible from a night on the dancefloor? Well, it begins with the brilliant mind of an artist at the peak of his creative power, imbued with the empathy necessary to connect with what has become a global legion of fans. "If there is any secret, it's really simple: I love what I do with all of my heart," Morales says. "I'm a DJ first. I thrive on human interaction. I am always adjusting my sets based on what the people in the room need. Each night, we form an emotional connection that inspires the music as it comes." For Morales, "working in the studio is important, but it exists as a way of supporting the DJing experience. It's all to inform how it will work on the dancefloor." To that end, you're reading these words as you dive into a new collection of Morales classics. Ever the collaborator, he has enlisted the input of a wide range of voices and talent. There is the diva power of fellow legend Ultra Nate, who brings her signature sass to "I Can Dream," while Michele Perera's explosive chemistry with David is all over the inspiring "Life is a Song" and "Never Give Up", as well as the impassioned "Addicted." Morales reminds the listener of his ever-evolving musical scope in collaborations with blondewearingblack ("What Can I Do"), Lea Lorien ("Never Looking Back"), and Blakkat ("Can't Get Enough"). There's the clubland supergroup of David with Mr. V, Scotty P. and DJ Rae on "The Feels." Rounding out the set is a reunion with longtime muses Elle Cato ("I Feel Love") and British soul icon Joe Roberts ("Easy"). Just be sure to listen closely, because there's bound to be a surprise tucked between these grooves to tickle your ears and move your body. The beauty of this sparkling new foray into electronic music is the heightened intimacy between Morales and the music. What you are hearing here is almost exclusively from the man's own fingertips. "The technology has evolved in the most extraordinary and liberating ways," he says, adding that he is now able to be far more directly hands-on during the building of each track. "Back in the '90s, I had to have more people involved, With the changes and growth in technology, I can now do it, myself. I don't even have to be in the studio anymore. It's smart, financially, but it's also way more fun and creative." David adds, "I don't have to wait to manifest an idea anymore. I can just build my ideas as they come to me." In fact, he reveals that many of these new tracks were born in unique places, like planes, cars, his bedroom, and a host of other settings. "Music is always spinning around my mind. I no longer worry about losing an idea." Surviving the highs and lows of an ever-changing world has also brought Morales back to the basic essentials of life and music. "The pandemic has brought things full circle for me," he says. "I love what I do and I still have the passion of a kid who is just getting started" Yet, we know that Morales has been in the game for longer than a minute. He's a Grammy award-winning producer, remixer, and songwriter. He has lent his skill to countless of records by icons that include Mariah Carey, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Seal, and Jamiroquai. As a turntable artist originally from New York City, he earned his bones of credibility back in the '80s and '90s in clubs like the Paradise Garage, Red Zone, Tunnel, and Club USA. He initiated the concept of DJs touring beyond their hometowns with countless, wildly successful treks that have taken him the farthest-reaching corners of the world. As electronic music thrives on pop radium, David tops the list of every young artist and DJ as a primary influence. Even with such a staggering legacy, Morales never looks over his shoulder. "That is how you stumble and fall," he says. "If you get all caught up in the past, you're going to lose sight of what is right in front of you. You lose the excitement of discovery. That is what gets me off; taking what I know and combining it with what I don't know as I learn it. There is nothing better than experiencing how it all comes together. It's different every time." And that is the ultimate secret to that extraordinary spell that David Morales casts over us all every single time.
Helge Schneider - Mondscheinelise
Mayer Hawthorne - Impressions EP Record Store Day 2021 Edition
Sammy Burdson - Background Action
Sammy Burdson
Background Action
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Be With)
23,74 €* 24,99 € -5%
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
C-l-a-s-s-i-c library breaks and beats set of super-heavyweight espionage-funk. One of two Be With forays into the archives of revered British library institution Conroy, we present one of our favourites on the label - the super in-demand Background Action from Sammy Burdson, originally released in 1975. Rare and sought-after for many years now, this is one of those cult library LPs that rarely turns up on even the deepest dig. Sammy Burdson was one of the many, many aliases of the mighty Austrian composer, arranger and conductor, Gerhard Narholz. Founder of adored library label Sonoton in 1965, and a classically trained composer, his work runs from easy listening through pop, jazz and electronic, to avant-garde. Background Action’s first side is all Blaxploitation wah-wah, funky clav and heavy, heavy drums. It’s top-quality takes on the sort of hard-knocking psychedelic sleuth-funk that the library labels gave us in spades.
V.A. - Pyramid Pieces 2
V.A.
Pyramid Pieces 2
LP | 2020 | AU | Original (The Roundtable)
22,79 €* 23,99 € -5%
Release:2020 / AU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following the critical acclaim of the 2020 compilation Pyramid Pieces, The Roundtable return with a second offering of modernist jazz from Australia. Another vital document further examining the nation’s jazz scene during the late 1960s and 70s. A fertile period that witnessed the birth of an in-dependent movement and the development of a distinct Australian jazz sound. While continuing to focus on the modal forms explored in Volume 1, this second edition shifts direction slightly, this time also surveying other post-bop modes representative of the scene including soul jazz, avant-garde ballet music and Eric Dolphy-inspired free jazz.

Again featuring tracks from the esteemed independent imprints Jazznote and 44 Records, the col-lection also offers never before published pieces from less obvious Australian jazz groups. Compo-sitions by internationally renowned musicians including Bob Bertles (Nucleus/Neil Ardley), Bruce Cale (The Spontaneous Music Ensemble/Prince Lasha) and Allan Zavod (Frank Zappa) alongside pillars of the local scene, Charlie Munro and Ted Vining plus the lesser-known yet formidable free jazz unit ‘Out To Lunch’. Pyramid Pieces 2 is another timely insight into the evolution of the in-credible yet obscured Australian modern jazz movement.

• A compilation of Australian modern jazz. 1969-1980

• Rare modal, soul-jazz and free jazz from artists including The Charlie Munro Trio, Bob Bertles Moontrane, The Bruce Cale Quintet and The Ted Vining Trio.

• Tip-on sleeve featuring artwork from renowned Australian modernist painter James Meldrum.
Aldorande - Summer Body / Breakfast In Space
Aldorande
Summer Body / Breakfast In Space
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Favorite)
14,24 €* 14,99 € -5%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Aldorande is back! The French Jazz-Funk quartet returns with a strong new EP “Summer Body / Breakfast in Space” widening its musical universe to join the Favorite Recordings’ 2020 Disco Jazz-Funk series.
After their first eponymous LP released in June 2019, our explorers strike again with two club-friendly compositions joining the dots between Jazz-Funk and Disco/Boogie. Recorded with great care, reflecting Favorite Recordings’ journey towards the authentic analogue sound, both tracks coming with a Charles Maurice dub versions. With this new musical space trip, Aldorande confirmed – if needed – their solid position at the heart of the French jazz scene: a great appetizer before their upcoming 2nd album to be released later this year.
A-side opens with “Summer Body”, a boogie banger driven by a magnetic bassline, surrounded by lush synthesizers and catchy backing vocals arranged in the tradition of the best Brazilian songs. On the B-side comes “Breakfast in Space”, a sort of cosmic opera. The slap bass and drums set up a P-Funk foundation. On the top, Aldorande put psychedelic vocal lines making the whole journey a definitive trip into funkiness.
Behind Aldorande, you will find a team of great musicians including bandleader and founder Virgile Raffaëlli on bass (Setenta, Camarão Orkestra), Florian Pellissier on keys (Iggy Pop, Guts, Setenta, Cotonete,…), Mathieu Edward on drums (Chassol, De La Soul) and Erwan Loeffel on percussion (10LEC6, Camarão Orkestra). For this new EP, always looking for more funk into their groove, they’ve been joined by French guitarist Farid Baha (Cotonete, Camarão Orkestra).
SAM - American Cars
SAM
American Cars
12" | 2021 | UK | Original (Wah Wah 45s)
11,99 €* 15,99 € -25%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Wah Wah 45s make a welcome return to the world of re-issues. Having started out over two decades ago releasing dance floor funk from Benny Poole, Cheyenne Fowler and The Googie Rene Combo, and later re-releasing obscure Kompa-funk from Haitian pianist Henri Pierre Noel, they now turn their attention to an overlooked early 90s acoustic soul gem.
About thirty years ago, music teacher and budding producer Alex Boyesen found himself working as part of the Haringey Music Workshop - a community programme and outreach project funded by the local council in Haringey, North London (coincidentally the area in which the Wah Wah head office is now based!).
"Anyone could come and get lessons for free - ranging from piano, sax, guitar, drums, bass, singing and workshops including choral, jazz band and more." Alex Boyesen
It was during that time that Alex came across a young Sam Edwards.
"One day I went into one of the rehearsal rooms and there, by herself, was this girl playing a piano and singing. It was the most incredible voice I had ever heard."
Before long, the pair were playing all over London as a duo with Alex on guitar and Sam on vocals.
"Sam had never had professional training, she was simply an utter natural."
The Haringey Music workshop was connected with other projects in the borough, in particular a community project called the Selby Centre. Here they ran training programs for young people and one of these was a music business course. The idea was that they found an artist, recorded them and then promoted them. One way or the other they ended up picking Alex and Sam to be on their roster.
"My good friend Nixon Rosembert was brought in to oversee the recordings and they hired the Islington Music Workshop to do the recording. We got musicians from the Haringey Music Workshop to play on the sessions and spent a day recording two songs -American CarsandLife. The training workshop had created a label called Progression Music and out the record went."
Three decades later and out of the blue Alex started to get interest again in the record he'd almost forgotten about all those years ago. It had become something of a sought after gem on Discogs, and there seemed to be an interest in that 'acoustic soul' sound once again.
"I got three people asking if they could re-release it and finally here we are with Wah Wah 45s doing the business after all these years."
It was Hospital Records and Wah Wah 45s founder, Chris Goss, who first brought the idea of releasing this record to the table.
"This is a really special record for me, picked up 30 years ago, from a young James Lavelle at Honest Jon's in Ladbroke Grove. Sam Edwards would go on to perform and write songs with North London's Izit, the acid jazz collective fronted by Tony Colman - with whom I have built a music company, these past 25 years. Alex Boyeson worked with Tony at the Haringey Arts Project, who produced a one-off vinyl release of Alex's two compositions back in 1991. Thanks to Alex and Tony, we have been able to clean-up the original audio, uncover photos and lyric sheets to present, with real love and affection, these two lost gems from a bygone era." Chris Goss, Feb 2021.
The project was then expanded by Dom Servini, who got heavy disco legend Ashley Beedle and co-label owner and erstwhile producer Adam Scrimshire in to take on remix duties.
"When approached by Dom Servini to reworkAmerican CarsI had no idea about the history of the original song. After a good listen myself and studio partner Darren Morris set to work and all I can say that it was a lovely experience keeping the vibe of the original but giving it a spaced out feel in true Afrikanz On Marz fashion." Ashley Beedle, Feb 2021.
"Remixing without multi-tracks always brings a bunch of challenges, getting the balance between the bass and drums in the original and what you want to do with your own version. The song really dictates certain things to you.
But it was such a pleasure to explore that with this beautiful song and vocal performance. So many ways to approach it. I just wanted to draw out more of the melancholy in the original and make it an absorbing experience." Adam Scrimshire, Feb 2021.
Perhaps the last word should be given to Alex himself, who's very much enjoying the new lease of life that his music with Sam is getting.
"As I write this we are trying to locate her, she's somewhere singing something, that's all she ever did. Thanks for being part of my life Sam and I am so glad that this small bit of that time is being remembered." Alex Boyesen, Feb 2021.
El Dragon Criollo - Pase Lo Que Pase
El Dragon Criollo
Pase Lo Que Pase
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Elpalmas Music)
23,74 €* 24,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Hope and liberation reign free on an album overflowing with Caribbean cumbia flavours.

On his debut album as El Drágon Crillo, Colombian producer, musician and singer Paulo Olarte Toro finds a meeting place between bouncing Caribbean cadences and dance floor- ready beats that threaten to propel your body into motion.

Pase Lo Que Pase (translating as Whatever Happens, Happens) is one of those albums that threatens to take you some place new, in this case to the Colombian Caribbean some time around the 80s or 90s, when analog synths, punchy drum machines and Afro- Caribbean guitar melodies ruled the roost. The fact it was this era when Olarte Toro was growing up in Colombia should not go unnoticed. Now based in Geneva, Switzerland, it’s like he’s dialing back the years to a more innocent musical time, re-imagining what it was like for those early pioneers of reggaeton (long before it became so commercial) and for the musicians on Colombia’s Caribbean coast augmenting their tropical vinyl sets with rough-and-ready samples and lo-fi drum sounds.

Within this sonic milieu, there is joy at every corner, from the moment opening track “La Número Uno” sets off on its stripped-back champeta rhythm. In its swirling guitar lines, programmed beat (slowed down to cumbia pace) and unrushed vocals it’s impossible not to lose track of time. Scratchy samples that mimic a dog’s bark and a beatific synth that enters the fray late on only add to the summery shimmer. Further twisted guitar lines are to be found on following track “La Brisa”, which was influenced by US West Coast 90s rock a la Jane’s Addiction (spot the reference if you can), while “Líbrame de Todo Mal” finds an unlikely union between reggae, a disarmingly-anthemic 80s synth line and stinging guitar, with the odd klaxon letting you know this is a party you’re at. It’s a fiesta at which you’re never far from cumbia, as on the mesmerizing “Cumbia Fantasia”, but also throughout the album, where cumbia’s rhythm, instrumentation and traditions are continually hinted at. If musically there is much playfulness and a hint of nostalgia, albeit thrust up-to-date thanks to Olarte Toro’s production (lest it be known he has been making electronic music for nigh on 20 years), lyrically there is a heavy heart at play. The title track is a perfect example, as Olarte Toro states:

“’Pase lo que pase’ talks about the situation that Latin America is experiencing at the moment. It’s a situation that, even though it is old, has become more important and has gained much more awareness on the part of the people. It talks about how the new generations are afraid of a situation that is no longer bearable, that people want a change and that they no longer care at what price, they no longer care if the price they have to pay is their life.”

While despairing at the continued inability of Colombia, and Latin America as a whole, to find peace, equality and a sense that the fight is there to be won, Olarte Toro is also hopeful. “Hoy No Moriré”, with a Brazilian influence in its percussion and guitar, is the story of someone who faces social injustice every day and has grown increasingly tired of the struggle, yet in its chorus, “Hoy No Moriré” (“Today, I Will Not Die”) it also shows their resistance and hope for a better time. “Ojos de Bosque”, a duet which likewise has a sprinkle of Brazilian bombast and is unafraid to get close to ‘pop’ terrain, was written when the first pandemic hit. It’s dedicated to Olarte Toro’s daughters, telling of the sadness that came with uncertainty and confinement, but likewise it’s optimistic, looking for inspiration in daily life and showing that you should never lose the desire to continue.

With his arsenal of guitar, bass, analog synths (chiefly Roland Juno-106 and JX-3P), samplers and percussion, not to mention his guiding voice, Olarte Toro has created an album that could only have been made by him, by a Colombian who grew up with Latin rock, reggaeton, cumbia, champeta, etc., and who moved to Europe to become a noted name in underground dance music circles. Since switching to making music wholeheartedly with a Latin tinge a few years ago he has not held back, releasing albums as a member of Acid Coco and Contento, with one from Jaguar to come.

Now, with his first solo album as El Drágon Criollo, we find him at his most playful, joyous and paradoxically realist, summoning a mesmeric sound that represents the Colombian Caribbean’s past, present and future."
Cold Diamond & Mink - From Us To You... With Love Black Vinyl Edition
Cold Diamond & Mink
From Us To You... With Love Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Timmion)
19,94 €* 20,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
An internet image search of the Welsh countryside looks exactly like you might have pictured it. The grassy knolls, grass-topped rooftops, horses and lambs on the green pasture, the winding roads; beauty that manages to dodge the cliché by a hundred miles. When it comes to the instrumentals of Jeb Loy Nichols' album "Jeb Loy", recorded far away from his Wales home in a Finnish basement studio, modern pastoral soul might as well be the appropriate term.

Void of Jeb's raspy vocals, but still featuring his acoustic guitar, an air of serenity emerges from the tracks. The crow has flown away into the grey clouds leaving the misty airwaves for the drums and bass, guitars, organ and horns, the familiar tools of Cold Diamond & Mink. And these fellows know how to build an ambience, just have a listen to the instrumental version of "Living It Up".

"Jeb Loy" might be the independent soul album of the year. But as all of the single releases from it are vocal tracks, this release is your only chance to cop these instrumentals. You'll find that they have stories of their own to tell. Some pretty, others joyful and all inspiring.
Lloyd & Glen - Mini Skirt And Go Go Boots / What You've Got
Lloyd & Glen
Mini Skirt And Go Go Boots / What You've Got
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Harlem Shuffle)
10,44 €* 10,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Lloyd Altamont Thomas Robinson recorded many songs as a singer first for Studio One in 1963 and later for many labels and Jamaican producers including Duke Reid, Lloyd Daley, Sir JJ and more. Robinson was part of the duo Lloyd and Devon, whom had quite a few good songs under their belt including a hit for Derrick Morgan's Hop label, "Red Bum Ball.". With Glen Brown, under the name Lloyd & Glen, he wrote and recorded many outstanding Rocksteady & early Reggae tracks, some quite heavily influenced by black Soul including the two sublime tracks featured here. He went on to record the big dancehall hit “Cuss Cuss” in 1984 on the Harry J. label. He died in 2013 in the Kingston Public Hospital. He was 68 years old. Glenmore Lloyd Brown, began his career as a vocalist in Sonny Bradshaw’s jazz group before recording duets with Hopeton Lewis, Dave Barker, and Lloyd Robinson. Later, Brown became the founder and owner of the Reggae/Dub labels Pantomine and South East Music. A sought after producer he worked with many with many Reggae greats including U Roy, Gregory Isaacs, Big Youth, I-Roy, Prince Jazzbo, Johnny Clarke, Lloyd Parks, and Little Roy. The heavy rhythms of his Dub productions resulted in his being known as "The rhythm master". He died at the Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in New York City on 4 October 2019, at the age of 75. As “Lloyd & Glen”, they composed, sang and recorded together about 15 tracks, ranging from Ska to Rocksteady to Soul on a variety of labels between 1966 and 1968. Most of these songs are outstanding, many are just sublime with a strong American Soul influence. In the late 50s & 60s, Jamaica was Rhythm & Blues/Soul crazy. Many Jamaican artists regularly performed and recorded tracks in these styles along with Rocksteady and Reggay. Very few though could do it as well Lloyd & Glen...
Mark Murphy - Sconsolato / Just Give Me Time
Mark Murphy
Sconsolato / Just Give Me Time
7" | UK (Wallenbink)
17,09 €* 17,99 € -5%
Release:UK
Genre:Organic Grooves
Although considered to be the greatest jazz singer the world has ever known, Mark Murphy remained underground with a cult status. Perhaps the pinnacle of his recording career was Midnight Mood released by Saba in 1968, aligning his unique vocal skills with the Clarke-Boland Octet. With the arrangements of Francy Boland, Kenny Clarke playing offbeats and between-beats, and individualists like Sahib Shihab and Ake Persson, the backing on this date provided a unique dialogue for Murphy. After the latin touch of Jimmy Woode’s ‘Sconsolato’, the mood switches on side 2’s ‘Just Give Me Time’ – a hot, uptempo jazzy bossa dancer, with a rich sound and room-filling low end on this all-analogue 45.
Hocine Chaoui - Ouechesma
Hocine Chaoui
Ouechesma
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Outre-National)
21,84 €* 22,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Chaoui is a genre of Berber music that originated in the Aurès region of Algeria. It is a mixture of Saharan and Atlas mountain music marked with dancing rhythms and is part of the oral living tradition of the Aurès region. The first recordings on magnetic tape date back to the 1930s when Aissa Jermouni’s music was introduced and published internationally. Over the years, Chaoui has given birth to various sub-genres. The genre was popularized in the 1930s and 1940s, and still generates a strong following of fans across the country and especially in the Aurès region in the 2000s. In its most frequent instrumental configuration, a chaoui music group includes a zorna, a gasba flute, a bendir and one or more singers.

Originally, Chaoui musicians were shepherds who lived in the Aurès mountains, and they sang their own localized poetry of personal and regional topics. But also, joyful themes such as local or religious festivals or in the context of Chaoui weddings.

Hocine Chaoui is one of the genre’s most famous and respected musicians and poets. ,Hocine modernized his sound with drum machines, incorporating intense and modern production techniques with phased gesba flute, reverbed out vocals, taking the genre to its logical new phase. This LP is a reissue of one of the most “in demand” of the genre’s cassettes originally released by Oriental Music Production, a cassette label dedicated to the some of the best regional releases during the heyday of the 80’s and 90’s golden era of rai and local Algerian music cassettes. These releases were only ever released on cassette and now command a premium on the collector’s market.
Club Band - Club Is My Passion
Club Band
Club Is My Passion
12" | 1987 | EU | Reissue (Best Record Italy)
11,24 €* 14,99 € -25%
Release:1987 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Though Club Band's "Club is My Passion" was written as a radio jingle, it is nonetheless a dancefloor bomb. As was the case in 1987, Best Record Italy presents the track as a vocal and instrumental version, and in the vocal cut, marimbas dance aside swinging funk guitars as claps fire over pianos and hard hitting disco drums. Brass leads mesmerize the mind before the the track drops into a minimal verse, where electro rhythms and slap basslines flow beneath a cool masculine croon, which is at times supported by backing vocal and whispers of funk guitar. During ascendant choruses, erotic screams and diva dreams coalesce as computronic tracers spread out in every direction. And in excising most of the vocals, the accompanying instrumental version pushes ever closer towards dancelfoor detonation.
Renegades Of Jazz - The Magic Touch
Renegades Of Jazz
The Magic Touch
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Our Label)
13,29 €* 13,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soul singer Alexia Coley from West London and German producer David Hanke aka Renegades Of Jazz team up for 'Magic Touch', an up tempo Soulshaker par excellence. Magic Touch was a masterpiece waiting to happen. A big fan of Alexia Coley’s debut release, Keep the Faith, Hanke sought out Coley to complete the track with her unique voice and song writing. The sublime result of their collaboration was recorded by Nick Manasseh at The Yard, London. Now released exclusively on wax on Our Label Records.
Shitan - Disco Shitan
Shitan
Disco Shitan
12" | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Best Record Italy)
14,24 €* 14,99 € -5%
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited collector's edition of 300 copies only of this rare italian disco funk studio project from 1977 run by Pino Presti. Today is very rare but the value of this reissue is that contains for the first time ever all the original versions plus the long version that never saw the light, because for some reason both 12" and the 7" original vinyl contains only the short cuts (called part 1 / part 2).
Coisa Nossa - Procurando O Caminho / Chega Gente
Coisa Nossa
Procurando O Caminho / Chega Gente
7" | 2020 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
13,29 €* 13,99 € -5%
Release:2020 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
'Procurando O Caminho' Is A Killer Samba-Jazz Number Championed By Such Influential DJs As Gilles Peterson Or Rainer Trüby When It Was First Rediscovered For The Clubbing Jazz Scene A Couple Of Decades Ago; A Certified Dancefloor Shaker Highly Sought-After By DJs And Collectors Worldwide. On The Flipside, 'Chega Gente' Brings In A Rather Epic And Spiritual Atmosphere, Combining The Exotic Sound Of The Berimbau And The Chorus Led By Extraordinaire Singer Salomé De Bahia - Who Years Later Would Record One Of The Biggest Hits And House Music Anthems In The Late 90s With French Producer Bob Sinclair: 'Outro Lugar'. Two Of The Best Songs Taken From The Coisa Nossa 1979 Release -At The Time Distributed Locally Only In Small Quantities By A Christian Music Label- Reissued Here On A 7" Single For The First Time, Including An Insert With Liner Notes And Previously Unseen Photos. More:Certain Records Can Reveal A Fascinating Story Behind Their Making. Such Is The Case Of This Single. Silvano Moro Was An Italian Musician Resettled In Germany Where He'd Been Playing Under Different Jazz Projects Since The Early '70s. In 1975 He Joined Brasil Tropical - A Musical Show Under The Direction Of José Prates- Where He Met Singer Salomé De Bahia. At Some Point They Decided To Put Together A Brazilian Music Band And After Recruiting Some More Members Started A Tour Across Europe. In 1979 They Were Offered To Play A Concert At The Munich Cathedral For The Opening Mass Of Misereor - A Charity Organization, Linked To The Catholic Church In Germany, Dedicated To Fight The Poverty In South America-. The Gig Was Such A Success That The Bishop Of Munich Approached Them To Produce A Record With The Concert's Music To Raise Funds For The Charity Organization. Some Years Later That Bishop -Named Joseph Ratzinger- Would Become The Pope And The Band's Singer, Salomé De Bahia, Would Record With French Producer Bob Sinclair One Of The Biggest Hits And House Music Anthems In The Late 90s: 'Outro Lugar'....
Earth, Wind & Fire - Fantasy / Can't Hide Love
Patrick Paige II (The Internet) - If I Fail Are We Still Cool? Smokey Translucent Vinyl Edition
Patrick Paige II (The Internet)
If I Fail Are We Still Cool? Smokey Translucent Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Fat Possum)
15,99 €* 19,99 € -20%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
The solo project of Patrick Paige II, the bass player in the Grammy nominated band The Internet presents If I Fail Are We Still Cool? via Forward and Up Entertainment and Fat Possum.
Ebo Taylor & Pat Thomas - Disco Highlife Reedit Series Volume 3
Ebo Taylor & Pat Thomas
Disco Highlife Reedit Series Volume 3
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Comet)
12,34 €* 12,99 € -5%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Comet presents the third release of its new Disco Highlife series, featuring remastered originals by Ghanaian legends Ebo Taylor & Pat Thomas and disco re-edits by Trus’me and Tiger Tigre. On Side A, “Yes Indeed” is a heavy afrobeat piece out of the legendary LP Super Sounds Namba recorded in Togo and released in 1981 on Abotar Records. This awesome synthetic afrobeat is featuring the two biggest stars of Ghana Ebo Taylor and Pat Thomas. Trus’me Version is cross Atlantic production between Trus’me from Lisbon and Benjamin Tierney from LA. An effortless collaboration of musicianship and production, using the seductive Simmons drums, Ensoniq Esq-1 on percussion, Casio Cz-5000 on the lead & a solid Moog rogue on the bass. The additional production complimenting the original direction, whilst intoducing it to a modern day eclectic dancefllor, courtesy of Prime Numbers Records. On Side B, “Yesu San Bra” is a strong funky disco highlife anthem by Ghanaian legend Pat Thomas. This disco highlife classic has originally been released in 1980 on the Ivory Cost label Pan African Records. Tiger Tigre’s rework is a mysterious secret weapon deployed to decimate dance floors. Adding with his characteristic bleepy twist, a punchy kick drum fully acoustic, an heavy liquid bass line and transforming this disco highlife classic into a euphoric and hypnotic piece of progressive house. Vincent Taeger aka Tiger Tigre is a french artist producer, drummer, a virtuoso who just released his debut album Grrr ! to his credit for numerous collaboration as producer with international artists like Allen, Oumou Sangare, Sebastien Tellier, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Franz Ferdinand, Chilly Gonzales, Gregory Porter, Saul Williams…
Joe Armon-Jones - Starting Today HHV Exclusive Green Vinyl Edition
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