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LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Less Records)
16,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 21.05.2021
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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - This Is A Mindfulness Drill Opaque Black & White Vinyl Edition
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
This Is A Mindfulness Drill Opaque Black & White Vinyl Edition
12" | 2021 | US | Original (Jagjaguwar)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 25.06.2021
Somewhere along the way, I got the idea that Richard Youngs's `Sapphie' was all about a dead dog. I don't know if someone insinuated this idea in front of me or if I psychologically tethered the title to the tenderly printed dog paw on its cover. Either way, I've gone over a decade thinking this remarkable, windswept album of torch songs was about a dearly departed pet. And yet, as we approached a reissue of this Jagjaguwar classic and a new, reimagined version by artists Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Moses Sumney, Sharon Van Etten, and Perfume Genius, Richard Youngs was straightforward and unsentimental about its meanings. "The lyrics are not about anything in particular," Youngs wrote. The paw prints on the cover are, in fact, that of a friend's dog ("The first dog I ever loved," Richard said.), but there is no devastating loss at its center. And so, I want to tell Richard how this album has become a centering album for a great many of us, a transcendent and meditative piece of art. "What does `the mindfulness drill' have to do with it?" Richard asks dryly me in a note. It's about being relentlessly present, Richard. It's how when we listen to your album, we feel like a lonely traveler in a foreign country. How everything has a newness to it and there's no one to share it with but the you inside of you. And that fine, fine line is where `Sapphie' lives, Richard. Thank you for this, Richard.
Barney Wilen - Moshi Art Edition
Barney Wilen
Moshi Art Edition
2LP+DVD+7" | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Souffle Continu)
64,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 21.05.2021
In 1970 Barney Wilen assembled a team of filmmakers, technicians and musicians to travel to Africa for the purpose of recordi ng the music of the native pygmy tribes. Upon returning to Paris two years later, he created Moshi, a dark, eccentric effort fusing avantjazz sensibilities with African rhythms, ambient sound effects and melodies rootedin American blues traditions. Cut withFrench and African players including guitarist Pierre Chaze, pianist Michel Graillier and percussionist Didier Leon , this is music with few precedents or followers, spanning from extraterrestrial dissonance to earthbound, streetlegal funk. Wilen pays little heed to conventional structure, assembling tracks like "Afrika Freak Out" and "Zombizar" from spare parts of inde terminate origins. (Jason Ankeny, Amg)

Revelatory reissue of Barney Wilen’s ambitious jazz-fusion journey, Moshi (1972), presenting the legendary French jazzman and Miles Davis-sideman’s wildly ambitious effort fusing recordings of Pygmy tribes with African rhythms and stellar avantjazz leanings, sounding little like anything before or since its release. (boomkat)

Super rare and long out of print, the ground-breaking 1972 album from saxophonist Barney Wilen receives a reissue treatment of the highest order. Complete with a 20-page booklet and a never before seen DVD chronicling Wilen’s trip to Africa, this one is sure to be a delight for fans old and new. The deepest spiritual jazz grooves meet field recordings from the Upper Volta and b eyond, whilst psych rock influences collide with hypnotic and shamanistic percussion work. Truly one of the most out -there jazz records we’ve stocked for a long time! (bleep)

Originally issued by the seminal imprint Saravah in 1972, and among the most uncategorizable and sought after artefacts of the French avant-garde, Barney Wilen’s Moshi is nothing short of a masterpiece - long holding a coveted spot in the hearts of adventurous listeners and record collectors alike. A wild unkept cultural collage. A series of sonic experiments. A spiritual, psychedelic pilgrimage into the unknown - darting from one continent to the next, each of its tangents building toward a more optimist world view through ordered sound. Its scope remains as difficult to understand today as it was when it was released. Now brought back into the light by Souffle Continu, this is a moment to be celebrated far and wide. (Soundohm)

Deluxe reissue with additional artwork & remastered audio. 20-page booklet including rare pictures, sheet music & original liner notes. Bonus DVD with exclusive artwork of Caroline de Bendern’s movie « à l’intention de Mlle Issoufou à Bilma » documenting this incredible african journey.
Barney Wilen - Moshi
Barney Wilen
Moshi
2LP+DVD | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Souffle Continu)
42,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 21.05.2021
In 1970 Barney Wilen assembled a team of filmmakers, technicians and musicians to travel to Africa for the purpose of recordi ng the music of the native pygmy tribes. Upon returning to Paris two years later, he created Moshi, a dark, eccentric effort fusing avantjazz sensibilities with African rhythms, ambient sound effects and melodies rootedin American blues traditions. Cut withFrench and African players including guitarist Pierre Chaze, pianist Michel Graillier and percussionist Didier Leon , this is music with few precedents or followers, spanning from extraterrestrial dissonance to earthbound, streetlegal funk. Wilen pays little heed to conventional structure, assembling tracks like "Afrika Freak Out" and "Zombizar" from spare parts of inde terminate origins. (Jason Ankeny, Amg)

Revelatory reissue of Barney Wilen’s ambitious jazz-fusion journey, Moshi (1972), presenting the legendary French jazzman and Miles Davis-sideman’s wildly ambitious effort fusing recordings of Pygmy tribes with African rhythms and stellar avantjazz leanings, sounding little like anything before or since its release. (boomkat)

Super rare and long out of print, the ground-breaking 1972 album from saxophonist Barney Wilen receives a reissue treatment of the highest order. Complete with a 20-page booklet and a never before seen DVD chronicling Wilen’s trip to Africa, this one is sure to be a delight for fans old and new. The deepest spiritual jazz grooves meet field recordings from the Upper Volta and b eyond, whilst psych rock influences collide with hypnotic and shamanistic percussion work. Truly one of the most out -there jazz records we’ve stocked for a long time! (bleep)

Originally issued by the seminal imprint Saravah in 1972, and among the most uncategorizable and sought after artefacts of the French avant-garde, Barney Wilen’s Moshi is nothing short of a masterpiece - long holding a coveted spot in the hearts of adventurous listeners and record collectors alike. A wild unkept cultural collage. A series of sonic experiments. A spiritual, psychedelic pilgrimage into the unknown - darting from one continent to the next, each of its tangents building toward a more optimist world view through ordered sound. Its scope remains as difficult to understand today as it was when it was released. Now brought back into the light by Souffle Continu, this is a moment to be celebrated far and wide. (Soundohm)

Deluxe reissue with additional artwork & remastered audio. 20-page booklet including rare pictures, sheet music & original liner notes. Bonus DVD with exclusive artwork of Caroline de Bendern’s movie « à l’intention de Mlle Issoufou à Bilma » documenting this incredible african journey.
La Pregunta - Shangri La
La Pregunta
Shangri La
7" | 1978 | US | Reissue (Fraternity)
12,99 €*
Release:1978 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 11.06.2021
True school heads already know the deal! One of the all-time classic, original break beats, “Shangri La” is a must for any crate. The mysterious La Pregunta came out with this double A-side single in 1978 and it immediately was in rotation for all dance floors — from disco heads to b-boy circles. “Paradise is very nice!” is the familiar catch-phrase that follows the instantly recognizable, uptempo drum break, and paradise is where DJs will be with doubles of this very cut-able small-hole 7-inch. Following the layout of an alternate pressing of the original 12-inch, the Fraternity Music Group’s from-the-masters reissue has the lesser-known “saxophone mix” as the flip side, but for the first time, a tape speed alteration from the original has been fixed, leaving both sides at the same tempo as they were first recorded. Perfect replica labels and a high-quality 33 RPM pressing round out the package of this essential ultimate break. Real DJs Have Doubles!
Jerusafunk - Jfunk
Jerusafunk
Jfunk
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Grand Ave)
31,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 28.05.2021
Jerusafunk's 2nd full-length album and first vinyl LP, Jfunk! Recorded at the Droom Studio in the historic Rancho Linda Vista in Oracle AZ, is an amalgamation of their recent endeavors to compose and perform music inspired by countries that have an analogous sound to their Sonoran home. With a few new band members that are some of the best young musicians in Phoenix, they were able to lay down this record in 7 days on a Tascam 388, capturing a funky psyche vibe that only Oracle, AZ could accommodate.
Rita Joyce - Dancing Close / Back Home Again
Rita Joyce
Dancing Close / Back Home Again
7" | 1979 | EU | Reissue (Miles Away)
10,99 €*
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 21.05.2021
For our 7th release we are delighted to be reissuing a single that has brought us a lot of joy in recent times. We first came to hear Delores Fuller’s beautiful single One More Chance Lord in the same way we have heard a lot of new music over the last year and a half – through a friend’s lockdown recommendation. Ever since, the single has been a staple in our collection and permanently on our turntable.
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Ixtahuele
Dharmaland
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Sublime)
39,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 11.06.2021
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Zapp & Roger
All The Greatest Hits
2LP | 1993 | EU | Reissue (RhIno)
75,99 €*
Release:1993 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 18.06.2021
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Oliver Nelson - The Blues And Abstract Truth Acoustic Sounds Edition
Sonny Rollins - On Impulse! Acoustic Sounds Edition
Portico Quartet - We Welcome Tomorrow
Portico Quartet
We Welcome Tomorrow
12" | 2020 | UK | Reissue (Gondwana)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The EP follows on from Memory Streams, their fifth studio album and second for Gondwana Records which was released in October 2019. Sonically it explores a similar world to the full-length album, but where Mystery Streams focused on a punchier live sound, WWT explores modern classical and ambient textures.

We Welcome Tomorrow features, the duo Fran and Flora (Francesca Ter-Berg cello & Flora Curzon) on strings, but also builds looped saxophones, drums and synths parts into a rich tapestry of sound. Odd time signatures underpin a surprisingly emotional build that resolves in richly layered strings.

Mirage explores a different side of the band's writing. Moving away from their usual instrumentation and enlisting the beautiful string playing of 'Fran and flora' . It draws influence from the emotional, spiritual minimalism of composers such as Arvo Part and John Adams.

Winding Snake again takes influence from American minimalism but places it against strong, modern drum rhythms and organs. And its energy and instrumentation propel the music into trademark Portico Quartet territory.
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Organauts, The
I Feel Love / Thunderball Reef
12" | 2021 | UK | Original (Superfly Funk)
18,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Introducing the debut release on brand new Belfast-based Funk & Soul Record Label Superfly Funk & Soul Records

Based in Northern Ireland, Hammond Organ Trio The Organauts have been together since 2015 and have a sound drenched in a unique blend of funk & soul. Their debut single 'I Feel Love' is a cover of the 1977 hit by the 'Queen of Disco', Donna Summer. Bombastic power chords and invigorating electric guitar riffs indulge us with their take on this well-known classic. Played and supported heavily by Craig Charles at BBC Radio 6 Music & Eddie Piller on Totally Wired Radio amongst others.
Jeb Loy Nichols - Can't Cheat The Dance / We Gotta Work On It
Adrian Younge Presents Loren Oden - My Heart, My Love Instrumentals
Adrian Younge Presents Loren Oden
My Heart, My Love Instrumentals
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
25,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Born into a musical family in Compton, Ca., Loren Oden grew up in the church. This served as an incredible training ground for Oden, where he not only studied gospel, but secular greats like Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke. Being that those icons were bred in the church, Loren discovered sanctity in using his voice as a spiritual guide for love: a way to express his vulnerability, passion and struggles with handling reciprocal affection. These Instrumentals reflect all those influences and come together to show Oden at his best.
Aver & Move 78 - The Algorithm Smiles Upon You Black Vinyl Edition
Aver & Move 78
The Algorithm Smiles Upon You Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Village Live)
25,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Village Live Records is proud to present “The Algorithm Smiles Upon You”, the debut EP by Aver & Move 78.

The Berlin-based band consists of Doron Segal on keyboards, Nir Sabag on drums, Hal Strewe on bass and Aver on sampler and production.

The eight tracks of their EP are crafted from hours of studio improvisations, that have then been chopped-up, rearranged, and layered with additional strings, flute and horns. This many-layered approach has helped create the band’s signature sound: a balance between free flowing jazz and automated, programmed hip-hop.
Chester Thompson - Powerhouse
Greg Henderson - Dreamin' Orange Vinyl Edition
Greg Henderson
Dreamin' Orange Vinyl Edition
12" | 2016 | EU | Reissue (Sam)
11,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Absolutely flawless Boogie sounds on NYC's SAM Records from 1982, Greg Henderson's "Dreamin" was licensed from the tiny Rain Records label and no doubt gained some invaluable exposure to the early 80's post Disco club scene that was in full swing at that time. Breezy, soulful, sweet and most importantly of all - funky, "Dreamin" is an absolute pleasure to the ears.
Greg Henderson only released a handful of records during his career (including the incredible Henderson & Whitfield - "Dancing to the beat") and was also involved in the production of some other classic Boogie rarities (Masterforce - "Don't Fight The Feeling" , Rome Jeffries - "Good Love"). "Dreamin" has always been a sought after record, often fetching collectors prices of £100 - £200 a time. A sublime cut for all lovers of Disco, Boogie, Funk and Modern Soul. Now made available again, legitimately licensed, remastered and reissued in conjunction with SAM Records New York City.
J.Rocc - Funky President Edits Volume 8
J.Rocc
Funky President Edits Volume 8
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Beat Junkie Sound)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another winner from J Rocc. This single includes a classic take on Atcq classic “Luck of Lucien”. A track that has never been available as an instrumental. The B-Side titled “Sweat Break” is one for the dance floors. The original track was played in various sets by Legendary DJ Ron Hardy. J Rocc found out the original and made an edit similar to the one that was heard at the Warehouse. Both tracks have been tried and tested on the dance floor and are guaranteed to be a winner.
Aura - When The Feeling's Right Pink Vinyl Edition
Aura
When The Feeling's Right Pink Vinyl Edition
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Aloha Got Soul)
18,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Aura recorded 'When The Feeling's Right' and 'Stop' at Sea West Studios in a matter of 8 hours. Vince Mendoza recalls, 'Gaylord encouraged us to record, he engineered the tracks. This was still early in Gaylord's career when he working at Rick Keefer's studio.'

Vince and his brother Del then took the tapes to the local radio station and gave them to Frank B. Shaner, who played the tape on-air — immediately people started calling in to ask about the song.

All the ingredients were in place to make a smash hit record — take the island's most popular R&B band, put them into Hawaii's top studio with a reputable engineer, and craft a ballad (and disco-boogie groove) for all the lovers and dancers out there. Then, play the tapes over the airwaves for all of Hawaii to hear.

Even Tom Moffatt heard it. The legendary promoter and music executive was convinced that 'When The Feeling's Right' and 'Stop' should be released on a 45, so he pursued the band to press both tracks through his Bluewater imprint.

'When The Feeling's Right' quickly became a massive hit with locals — especially at high school proms. Ask an uncle or aunty today what local high school ballad they remember the most, and it's this: a timeless ballad with soul and style.
Carl Smith & The Natural Gas Company - Burnin'
Marcos Resende & Index - Festa Para Um Novo Rei Random Colored Vinyl Edition
Marcos Resende & Index
Festa Para Um Novo Rei Random Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Got It!)
19,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 04.06.2021
Through the series Mpbc - "Contemporary Brazilian Popular Music" aims to show the diversity of trends revealed today in instrumental music produced in Brazil, by professional instrumentalists, composers and arrangers, eager to find their space within Brazilian popular music, expanding its field of action at international level. A rich and important historical and artistic document.
Nuovo Testamento - New Earth
Nuovo Testamento
New Earth
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Avant!)
15,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 25.06.2021
Nuovo Testamento is the Los Angeles & Bologna-based trio featuring members of Horror Vacui, Sheer Mag, Tørsö, Terremoto and Crimson Scarlet. With the addition of Chelsey Crowley on vocals, synthesists Andrea Mantione & Giacomo Zatti found that their initial coldwave tracks, originally written for the male voice, took on an undeniable synthpop feel. While still recording these songs for the debut Exposure EP in 2019, the band leaned into this evolution and their shared love of Italo disco, beginning to write what would become the New Earth LP. Recorded in isolation during a global pandemic, New Earth is a dark Italo record dappled with light. For eight new tracks, dancing synths perfectly balance the rich dream of a charmed life with melancholy. Guitars have taken a step back, allowing disco beats to flood the floor and joyful fun to prevail. The record anticipates a return to dance spaces, imagines shared experiences and celebrates personal power. Produced by sound engineer Maurizio Baggio (The Soft Moon, Boy Harsher and many more), with vocal recording by Riki and featuring guest vocals from B. Sven Gustavson (Spectres, Nouveaux), New Earth reflects international influences from the goth club scene to Hi-NRG classics, reminiscent of Italian Baby Records, Mute Records and the spaces in between.
Banda Maje - Ufo Bar
Banda Maje
Ufo Bar
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
20,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 14.05.2021
Banda Maje is a collective from the historic district of Salerno, Southern Italy, whose members, a bit like the lively port city they are from, exist at the crossroads between Italian melodies and imported genres like funk, soul, and disco. Their debut album “Ufo Bar” transports you to an imagined version of Salerno that combines local tradition and 70s pop and film culture. Listening to the album’s eight funk- and soul-infused tracks also means seeing vivid and fascinating stories unfold in the streets of this re-imagined city.
Mosquito Hawks - Some Kinda Blues
Mosquito Hawks
Some Kinda Blues
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Tramp)
20,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 11.06.2021
Lucky Brown is the alias and stage persona of American composer Joel Ricci, who conducts myriad combinations of musicians drawn from his Seattle Washington based Westsound Recording Collective in dynamic and spiritual public and private happenings. Via his dozens of self-produced experimental deep funk vinyl singles released by Tramp Records over the past 13 years, he has been hailed by music mavens worldwide as a deep funk pioneer.

Deep Blues EP Some Kinda Blues by the Mosquito Hawks is the fruit of a one-off early morning session in a practice room at the Seattle Drum School in 2010 featuring luminaries from the Seattle funk community including fiery guitar phenom Jabrille "Jimmy James" Williams of Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio renown, versatile drummer Jens Gunnoe and dynamic bass player Bob Lovelace. Rounding out the horn section is longtime friend and collaborator Thomas Deakin, who's singular tenor tone will be familiar to owners of the Space Dream and Mystery Road records. A tantalizing glimpse of the session was released by Tramp as a single under the name T.D. & The Jimmy James 3 on the extremely limited edition Mosquitohawk imprint, but this EP offers us time to appreciate the transformative alchemy of the session in its entirety. The new EP makes room for highlights that just couldn't have been contained on one 45, such as the remaining 7 minutes of brutal jamming of Mosquito Eater, the New Orleans street party shout of Hydrangea and the exalted kind of blues of Some Kinda Blues.

On this album, Ricci proves once again that he has developed his own trademark production and sound whose depth and honesty form a basis from which his work will ever remain timeless. Although this is just a 5-track EP we truly hope that the Mosquito Hawks gets at least as much attention as all of Ricci's other marvelous projects he did for Tramp during the past 15 years.
Ellen Andrea Wang - Closeness
Ellen Andrea Wang
Closeness
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Ropeadope)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 02.07.2021
Ellen Andrea Wang’s third studio album, Closeness, features Wang on double bass and vocals, with Rob Luft on guitar and Jon Fält on Drums. In what now seems prescient, the album is a an adventurous mix of traditional spirituals, soothing in their delivery, longing and personal compositions, and two carefully selected covers from Ornette Coleman (Lonely Woman) and Pat Metheny (This Is Not America). The connection between the musicians is quite evident as they approach each song with patience and absolute care for the art.

A commanding presence in any ensemble she plays in, her soft tone and vocal precision are always counterbalanced with heavy and assertive grooves from her double-bass, interlocking with drummers, jazz, pop and groove alike.
Mestizo Beat - Left Behind / I Want You
Mestizo Beat
Left Behind / I Want You
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (F-Spot)
9,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 04.06.2021
A band who’s been gradually making a dent in the West Coast music scene, Mestizo Beat is pushing forth with a brand new 45 that further expands on their core sound to fuse the old with the new while paying homage to the greats who came before. “Left Behind b/w I Want You” is no exception.

Taking inspirational elements from Roy Ayers, Isaac Hayes, George Benson, Eric B and Rakeem, Mestizo Beat teamed up with longtime friends Jamie Allensworth and Terin Ector to bring a fresh set of vocals and lyrical element to the bands mostly previous instrumental catalog. On Side-A we find “Left Behind”, an original collaboration between Mestizo Beat and Jamie Allensworth (Jungle Fire, Orgone, Night Owls) who’s soulful vocals and wide range takes us strait to those late night after hour jams complete with a Benson inspired guitar solo by Aquiles Magaña and vibraphone additions by Tim Felten (Sure Fire Soul Ensemble). Left Behind’s lyrical elements are about leaving wherever you are in pursuit of something you can't quite explain, but you'll know in your soul when you find it. The song is a constant state of wandering in search of where you're meant to be while the clock keeps ticking adding a sense of urgency. Then, Side-B, hits it hard with a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You” featuring Terin Ector (Organ, Moswen, Soluzion) on lead and Jamie Allensworth this time providing backup support. While staying close to the original but with added production value and vintage synthesizer strings soaring over top, these two songs together, along with production out of the band’s home studio, Spc#166 in Topanga Canyon, CA, take this record to new heights for a true “double A-side” slab of wax.

Mestizo Beat is a musical group and production team founded by brothers Aquiles and Agustin Magaña. Both songs mixed by Claudio Cueni and mastered by John Golden.
Jeb Loy Nichols - I Just Can't Stop
Jeb Loy Nichols
I Just Can't Stop
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Timmion)
8,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 28.05.2021
Alongside Jeb Loy Nichols' new album, Timmion releases a series of double-sided 7" singles from it. The second one of them features a folky mid-tempo soul groove in "I Just Can't Stop" backed with the solid beat-ballad "Help Me Along". Jeb once again proves his skills in writing songs that provoke both thoughts and emotions.

The sunny disposition painted by Jeb's acoustic guitar and Cold Diamond & Mink's effortless playing on the A side turns out to be a facade. What is revealed is a bittersweet story about heartbreak and social distress, in the midst of which Jeb's protagonist denounces himself to be no better than the rest of those crooks, kings and pimps. B side's "Help Me Along" kicks off with Seppo Salmi's familiar guitar licks and a sweet horn section intro, before Jeb starts developing his narrative about the importance of communications in a relationship.

Jeb Loy Nichols is veteran musician with a major label past, who is able to sing about our everyday pains and joys, and raise his songs well above average voices. With this 45 in your box, you'll have soul on your side.
Ravi Shardja - Grün Ist Grau
Nicolas Metall - Growing Ideas Of Falling Generations
Günter Schickert & Pharoah Chromium - Oxtlr
Christian Vialard - Neukalm
Brume - Mother Blast
Perfect Circle, The - The Perfect Circle Dapple Gold Vinyl Edition
Perfect Circle, The
The Perfect Circle Dapple Gold Vinyl Edition
7" | 2020 | UK | Reissue (Dynamite Cuts)
23,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dynamite cuts, has made x 250 Crystal Clear Vinyl With Dapple Gold.

The Perfect Circle - Self titled “The Perfect Circle”, Part of the George Semper Musical Legacy. The LP was first released in 1977 on the Inner city records label. Since then this LP has become a holy grail among music lovers around the world. “The Perfect circle”. A superb disco-funk dancer. On the flip is “The hands of Time”, this is the Big one, a rare groove, b-boy disco jazz-funk floor shaker.
V.A. - Dear Sunny Transculent Yellow Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Dear Sunny Transculent Yellow Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Big Crown)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Big Crown Records is proud to present Dear Sunny... a compilation of Sunny & The Sunliners covers by Big Crown artists. Since the first time we heard "Should I Take You Home" by Sunny & The Sunliners, we have been avid fans. That record, which we were introduced to on MF Classy Chris' now legendary mixtape, The Time Is Right, set a lot of things in motion. It started of course with tracking down copies and collecting all of Sunny's records for our personal collections. That quickly turned into the desire to reissue some of his vast catalog on our label for the rest of the world to hear. We got in touch with Sunny and his son David and brought the idea to them. It took a lot of phone calls, a visit to their home in San Antonio, and three more years of calls and emails to convince them that our New York record label was a good place for them to entrust their music. After getting to know each other well enough Dave said, "You have been calling us non-stop for more than three years, you Must mean what you are saying" and with that, we signed a deal to do a reissue project on Big Crown. We then flew out to San Antonio again, this time with a scanner and a videographer. We sat down with Sunny to interview him, went through his vast collection of photos, and talked about his life and career. Sunny was even kind enough to let us film him performing acoustic versions of a few songs. We used all of that material for our 2017 compilation, Mr Brown Eyed Soul. That release is our highlight reel of Sunny's Soul tunes. Looking back at the response to that compilation, it is safe to say that we achieved our goal of connecting a whole new audience to Sunny's incredible music. We also made his rarest records readily available to collectors at a price that wouldn't empty their pockets. The concept for Dear SunnyâÇÝ came to us right after we signed the deal. We wanted our artists to cover his music as a tribute to him. Three years later we released the digital album on Sept 4th to coincide with Sunny's 77th birthday. The response has been nothing but love and now we are ready to press this up on vinyl with the addition of Liam Bailey's scorching cover of "Give Me Time". Everyone here stepped up to fill very big shoes doing these covers. Bobby Oroza teamed up with Cold Diamond & Mink and made a smashing version of "Should I Take You Home". The Shacks took on the anthemic "Smile Now, Cry Later" while Holy Hive covers "If I Could See You Now" building off the uptempo dance floor energy of the original. Paul & The Tall Trees bring a crooning vibe to "Rain Makes Me Blue" and Brainstory turned "Runaway" into a haunting ballad reminiscent of early Lee Hazelwood productions. Some of these turn out to be covers of covers. Bacao Rhythm & Steel B and takes on the funk collector's holy grail from Sunny, his cover of War's "Get Down" while 79.5 take Sunny's version of "My Dream" and change the vibe from a floating love song to theme music for the brokenhearted. Mr. Lee Fields does "The One Who's Hurting Is You" and the latest addition to the Big Crown Roster, Lizette and Quevin, do a rendition of the song that brought Sunny to Dick Clark's American Bandstand in 1963 and catapulted him to fame; his cover of Little Willie John's "Talk To Me". So as the letter begins, "Dear Sunny.." we hope that you enjoy this homage Sir. Thank you for all the music you have given all of us, it has been a pleasure to work with you and to get a chance to know you and your family. We will keep calling Dave every other week trying to get you in the studio with Leon to record some new material until it happens or you flat out tell us no...but all jokes aside, thank you Sunny. This was all really a dream come true for us. We hope everyone enjoys this homage to t he living legend, San Antonio's finest, Mr. Brown Eyed Soul, Sunny Ozuna as much as we do.
Bamboos, The - Hard Up
Resonaires, The - Standing With You HHV EU Exclusive Orange Vinyl Edition
Resonaires, The - Standing With You Black Vinyl Edition
Kevin Low & Fiona Carlin - The Gayfield Enterprise - Demo Tapes From 1986
Kevin Low & Fiona Carlin
The Gayfield Enterprise - Demo Tapes From 1986
Tape | 2021 | UK | Original (Seated)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
These tracks were recorded by Kevin Low and Fiona Carlin in Kevin’s bedroom in Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, in 1986. Me and my dad, Kevin, dug out a huge bunch of his tapes over the lockdown (about 80 of the them at first). Some were…better than others, however, the Gayfield Square demos were the pick of the lot. Previously Kevin and Fiona were part of the Post Punk / indie band ‘Wild Indians’, whose first release “Stolen Courage” had come out in 1983 – released on Flexi Disc via the Edinburgh fanzine Deadbeat. Throughout the mid-1980s they performed across Edinburgh’s clubs, including at the Hoochie Coochie Club (name checked on track 7), where they played alongside bands and close friends Pop Wallpaper and Visitors. The band went on to release two 12” singles, “Love of My Life” in 1984 and “Penniless” in 1986. After the band broke up Kevin sold his guitar amp and 7inch collection, Fiona her saxophone and they went out and got themselves a Yamaha Rx-5 drum machine, Yamaha QX7 sequencer and a Yamaha Dx-100. These bedroom tracks are the fruits of their first venture with this hardware, combining their experimentation with synthetic sounds (mostly the Dx-100’s famous pre-sets) with a post-punk vocal style. These eight tracks are also, in part, the fruit of the “Enterprise Allowance scheme” - a policy venture of Margaret Thatcher’s UK government that gave unemployment claimants access to an extra £40 to top up the basic dole money. Following Thatcher’s election victories in 1979 and 1983, the policy sought to reduce the figures of mass unemployment which hung over Britain well into the 1980s. This policy, according to Kevin, helped to keep up the credit payments. He notes that, “when Fiona and I turned up at the Dhss office with the sure-fire money-making plan of making a business as a ‘song-writing’ duo they signed us up. However, I still think they thought we said, sign writing as they were filling out the form.” Kevin and Fiona stopped making music together shortly after these tracks were recorded so unfortunately, they never saw the light of day…until now! Fiona went on to work in Film and Television sound. Kevin became a photographer, working mostly in theatre. He is now an artist/painter working in Glasgow.
Lucas Santtana - 3 Sessions In A Greenhouse Red Vinyl Edition
Lucas Santtana
3 Sessions In A Greenhouse Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Mais Um Discos)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
On the15th anniversary of its original release, Mais Um revisits "3 Sessions In A Greenhouse", a lost classic from the catalogue of one of Brazil’s most regarded and influential contemporary songwriters, Lucas Santtana.
Lucas Santtana - 3 Sessions In A Greenhouse Black Vinyl Edition
Lucas Santtana
3 Sessions In A Greenhouse Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Mais Um Discos)
21,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
On the15th anniversary of its original release, Mais Um revisits "3 Sessions In A Greenhouse", a lost classic from the catalogue of one of Brazil’s most regarded and influential contemporary songwriters, Lucas Santtana.
V.A. - Disco! - First Light Volume 2 Transparent Orange Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Disco! - First Light Volume 2 Transparent Orange Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Soothsayer)
24,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The second instalment in CC:DISCO!'s 'First Light' compilation series offerslisteners an open invitation to discover prolific upcoming and unsung talentsnot only from Australia, but from across the globe in Russia, Japan, Zambia,Spain, Sweden, Indonesia, US, Canada and beyond. 12 exclusive tracks, andan eclectic journey which explore the scopes of jazz, Balearic, disco, house,trance and techno, affirming her status as a dedicated tastemaker. The compilation and selection process is a natural experience for CC:DISCO!having worked in radio since the age of 15, working at Kiss FM before herlong-standing show at PBS. Since relocating to Lisbon in 2019 she has beenholding down a residency at Rinse FM. Radio allows her to express herundying love for the underground scene by giving a voice and platform toshowcase its talent. Sonically, the journey of the full compilation opens with soothing melodic jazzytones, leading onto disco and electronica and finishing with the heavier high-octane productions. The compilation draws on artists and friends that she'sencountered through her journey as a radio presenter and touring DJ, playingfestivals such as Oasis, Lost Village, Dgtl, Pitch, Strawberry Fields,Glastonbury, Love International, Kala to name a few. Now residing in Lisbon,CC:DISCO! features those who've inspired her in some way on her journey,and that hail from all parts of the world. Since its 2016 inception, Soothsayer has fast become a dynamic tastemakerlabel, adding fuel to the fire of burgeoning artists such as Kucka, Willaris. K,Dro Carey, and Alta, making it the perfect home for the First Light series andthe artists featured.
Tomasz Quintet Stanko - Music For K
Zbigniew Quintet Namyslowski - Kujaviak Goes Funky
Michal Urbaniak Constellation - In Concert Polish Jazz Volume 36
Komeda Quintet - Astigmatic
Maciej Trio Golyzniak - The Orchid
NCY Milky Band - Burn'IN
NCY Milky Band
Burn'IN
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (BMM)
19,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Highly recommended!

All tracks written & performed by NCY Milky Band Recorded & produced at BMM Land Studio (Nancy) by Le Serveur All tracks mixed by Romain Clisson at Durango Studio (Paris) except Love Alert mixed by Le Serveur Mastered by Damien Bolo at Spectrum Studio (Nantes)

Artwork & Sleeve design by Corentin Ohlmann Photography by Louis Perruchaud

Special thanks to Joe for the trust he has given throughout the years. Big up to Marl for his support, fun energy and kindness. High five to Adri & Hùng for their nice playing skills & ideas. Thanks to Julie, Samy, Genshu, Achille, Sim, Marie for their honest listening. Thanks to the creative heads, Pol, Perrin, Pilax, Drio & Cosh. Huge thanks to Ched for his smooth medicine & cheese. Thanks to Thibaud at Nancy Jazz Pulsations & Clément at Limitrophe Production for giving us time and attention. And finally, big up to all the people who will give this a listen and spread the burn!
Arthur Hnatek Trio - Static Yellow Vinyl Edition
Vels Trio - Yellow Ochre Black Vinyl Edition
Vels Trio
Yellow Ochre Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Reissue (Rhythm Section International)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
In 2014, Vels Trio entered the UK jazz-fusion echelons with breakout EP Yellow Ochre. Conjuring the spirit of old greats and modern innovators like Pat Metheny and Robert Glasper, the trio captured the underground audience whilst inaugurating themselves into the headsier jazz foray. With a feature from the mighty Shabaka Hutchings bolstering the EP to a broader audience, and astonishing live performances, the record led to sold out shows across Europe in 2018. Since then the band have been busy on-hire for other prominent artists within international soulful jazz scenes, backing for the likes of Charlotte dos Santos and Poppy Ajudha. Their individual journeys involve drummer Dougal Taylor working with Emma-Jean Thackray and Neue Grafik Ensemble on critically acclaimed EPs, bassist Cameron Dawson signing to Ubiquity with Mamas Gun, and keyboard virtuoso Jack Stephenson Oliver creating dancefloor magic with our very own Saul and Nigerian composer Etuk Ubong. Fast forward to 2020, with follow-up single ‘The Wad’ conquering the Spotify jazz playlists, the band have an album in the works for 2021, dropping on your doorstep via Rhythm Section Intl. The reissue also includes a breakbeat ‘n’ cuica remix of Yellow Ochre Pt. 1 from the ever-reliable beatmaker extraordinaire Footshooter (Dance Regular, YAM Records), ready for living room dancefloors **insert dub siren here** on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
Makoto Kubota - Bye Bye Baby / Scent Of Early Summer
Makoto Kubota
Bye Bye Baby / Scent Of Early Summer
7" | 1996 | JP | Original (Solid)
38,99 €*
Release:1996 / JP – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following the debut solo album “Wait and see”, a classic acid-folk record, this is an authentic reissue of a single album released after returning to the US.

A funky groove “Bye Bye Baby” with a motif of southern American roots music is performed by Shigeru Suzuki, Hiroshi Sato and others. The B-side features “Hatsuatsu Natsu no Kaori (Scent of Early Summer)”, which was later featured on “Yuyake Band”. It is an exotic number with a beautiful steel guitar tone that directly conveys the longing for Hawaiian music. Nowadays, his works are becoming popular not only in Japan but also abroad. This is a limited edition pressing, so don’t miss out on this one.
Makoto Kubota And The Sunset Band - Stardust / Dixie Fever
Makoto Kubota And The Sunset Band
Stardust / Dixie Fever
7" | 1977 | JP | Reissue (Solid)
38,99 €*
Release:1977 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A 7-inch reissue of a song that revolutionized the history of Japanese rock and pop music from SHOW BOAT, a label that has become an unavoidable part of the city-pop and new music scene, has been reissued in its original form.

Hoshikuzu", which was covered by Ann Sully in 2010, is a Japanese pop classic with a laid-back arrangement of American roots music, southern swamp, and R&B rhythms. The B-side features “Dixie Fever”, a sinuous rendition of a New Orleans funk groove.

The original was released in 1977 and was co-produced by Haruomi Hosono. It is an important reissue in the path of the “Tropical Trilogy” that led to “Taian Yoko” (‘76) in the previous year and “Haraiso” (’78) in the following year.
Ruriko Ohgami - Typhoon Lady
Ruriko Ohgami
Typhoon Lady
LP | 1977 | JP | Reissue (Warner Music Japan)
68,99 €*
Release:1977 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A repress of Ruriko Ohgami's 'Typhoon Lady', a masterpiece of Japanese lady soul!

This album has been talked about not only as a boost to the popularity of Japanese music, but also as a result of the Japanese creator's sampling of 'sexy Woman', and the price of the original release never ceases to soar.

In addition to the aforementioned songs, 'Typhoon Lady' has a funk feel from the head drum brake and the tight performance of 'Fluffy Fluffy' has a mellow feeling of floating, a masterpiece that hasn't faded away at all even after 40 years since the original release.
Amaro Freitas - Sankofa
Amaro Freitas
Sankofa
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Far Out)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 25.06.2021
LP includes 60 x 30cm poster (prints on both sides). From the slums of Recife in Brazil’s North-East to international jazz icon, Amaro Freitas has worked tirelessly to become the artist he is today. His new album Sankofa - a spiritual quest into the forgotten stories, ancient philosophies and inspirational figures of Black Brazil - is his most stunning and sincere work to date.
V.A. - Utopic Cities : Progressive Jazz In Belgium 1968-1979 Grey Marbled Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Utopic Cities : Progressive Jazz In Belgium 1968-1979 Grey Marbled Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Sdban)
27,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 11.06.2021
Limited version on grey marbled vinyl. 2LP in gatefold sleeve including liner notes.Utopic Cities is an eclectic selection of forward-thinking jazz from the Belgian underground, including the left-field fusion of Marc Moulin's Placebo, Koen De Bruyne, Solis Lacus and more.
V.A. - Utopic Cities: Progressive Jazz In Belgium 1968-1979 Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Utopic Cities: Progressive Jazz In Belgium 1968-1979 Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Sdban)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 11.06.2021
Standard version on black vinyl. 2LP in gatefold sleeve with liner notes.Utopic Cities is an eclectic selection of forward-thinking jazz from the Belgian underground, including the left-field fusion of Marc Moulin's Placebo, Koen De Bruyne, Solis Lacus and more.
Kebekelektrik & First Choice - Dam Swindle X Salsoul Remixes Volume 1
Kebekelektrik & First Choice
Dam Swindle X Salsoul Remixes Volume 1
12" | 2021 | EU | Original (Salsoul)
11,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 25.06.2021
Dutch duo Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets, better known as Dam Swindle, are the latest in a line of decorated contemporary producers taking on rework duties for legendary New York disco label, Salsoul Records. Comprised of four tracks split into two volumes, the pair provide fresh takes on a number of Salsoul hits, including the classic ‘Let No Man Put Asunder’ by First Choice and Double Exposure’s ‘Everyman’. There’s some funky edits of tracks by Kebekelektrik and Kongas, wrapping up an essential Reworks package courtesy of one dance music’s premier acts.
Leo Sayer & Average White Band - Easy To Love / Let's Go Round Again Dimitri From Paris Remixes
Leo Sayer & Average White Band
Easy To Love / Let's Go Round Again Dimitri From Paris Remixes
12" | 2021 | EU | Original (Le Edits)
21,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 21.05.2021
French Disco maestro Dimitri From Paris' Le Edits imprint is back supplying you with the excellence you've come to expect. As ever beautiful new versions of deep soul and disco classics alongside the most fantastically realised limited physical artefacts are the name of the game. When you buy a Le Edits release, you know you are holding something très magnifique in your hands!

Le Edits No.6 is truly a treat. A split 12" featuring 2 very different artists, reworked to stunning effect. The A-side sees 2 mixes of Leo Sayer's 1977 stepper 'Easy To Love' sit comfortably across the whole side of wax. A real connoisseurs track, this midtempo treat has seen numerous cover versions and has long been a play for underground DJs and diggers for many years. Naturally, Dimitri has crafted these special versions in true Le Edits fashion - with infinite love, care and respect, from the master tapes - we're even treated to a 'dubstrumental' take that eases Richard Perry's languid original arrangement into new places in the best possible way.

Average White Band's anthemic 'Let's Go Round Again' is a stone cold disco classic, instantly recognisable and one of many highlights in the Scottish groups enviable discography. AWB have long been cherished by true fans of disco and soul music, and their music has been sampled, reworked and rediscovered numerous times. Dimitri brings his deft studio expertise and knowledge to the table and turns out a stellar new remix and 'club dub' of this evergreen mover. With much care, sensitivity and unfettered access to the licensors, source audio and tapes, Dim has managed to breath new life into these records and continues his reign as one of contemporary music's top remixers.

All mixes are fully sanctioned and created in conjunction with the artists, rights holders and Above Board Distribution. These releases are 100% official and therefore essential. This isn't an 'under the counter' operation, Dimitri and Le Edit are here to bring back quality and class to the re-edit game by doing things, once and for all, properly and respectfully. All Le Edits releases include a no re-press guarantee. Utilising the highest end tip-on heavy duty sleeves, and outer protective sleeves, pressed onto 100% virgin vinyl. These new mixes have been legitimately commissioned and will not be available digitally. This product cost 4 times as much to produce than your average Disco edit 12’’ because Le Edits believe in quality first and foremost.
Escort - Cocaine Blues Greg Wilson Remix
Escort
Cocaine Blues Greg Wilson Remix
12" | 2021 | EU | Original (Glitterbox)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 21.05.2021
Originally released in 2010 on their own label, Brooklyn nu-disco group Escort’s ‘Cocaine Blues’ is now lovingly revisited by Glitterbox Recordings, re-introducing the dancefloor essential to a new generation of disco fans. A loose remake of disco-reggae classic ‘Cocaine in My Brain’ by Jamaican DJ Dillinger, Escort’s ‘Cocaine Blues’ with its relaxed, disco approach and catchy vocal soon became a hit, with this special 12” package featuring Escort’s original and their instrumental, as well as Greg Wilson’s remix, where he takes the stripped-back approach with minimal vocals and enhanced drums. It may have been over a decade since it was first released, but this package still sounds just as good as it did when it first graced dancefloors.
Silver Convention & Penny Mclean - Fly Robin Fly / Lady Bump
Bohannon - Lets Start II Dance (Canadian Pressing)
Duval Timothy - Help!! Milky Clear Vinyl Edition
Duval Timothy
Help!! Milky Clear Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | EU | Reissue (Carrying Colour)
29,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 21.05.2021
Released in August 2020 to much acclaim, as well as receiving many accolades as one of the best albums of 2020, Duval Timothy present Help (2021 edition).

This new and limited edition will be released independently by Duval Timothy’s Carrying Colour label, fashion brand and shop. It comes on 2 x 140g milky clear vinyl, with new 2 x 12" square posters and shrink-wrapped.

Help was recorded in London and Los Angeles, and reveals the artists' experience traversing the meshes of the music industry, mental health, YouTube self-help videos, and the healing he discovered through friendship and collaboration. Co-produced by Rodaidh McDonald (King Krule, The XX) and Marta Salogni (Bjork), with collaborations from Lil Silva, Melanie Faye, Vegyn, Desta Haile, Mr Mitch, Dave Okumo, and Twin Shadow amongst others.

Duval Timothy is a multidisciplinary artist, whose practise is centred around colour and involves the use of music, photography, textiles, painting, sculpture, design, cooking and video. In between delivering a celebrated cookbook for Penguin Books, and an interactive installation at Tate Modern Turbine Hall, Duval makes music, which is sampled by the likes of Solange and Loyle Carner and collaborates frequetly with cktrl, Vegyn, Kwes, and Mr Mitch.
V.A. - Salsoul Reedits Series Two : Danny Krivit Clear Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Salsoul Reedits Series Two : Danny Krivit Clear Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | EU | Reissue (Salsoul)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 02.07.2021
Part two of a new Salsoul Re-edits series launches with four classic edits for RSD from seminal edit king Danny Krivit. With over 45 years behind the turntables, if anyone knows what little extra touch a record needs to work on the dancefloor…it's Danny! Taking his editing skills to four classics from the Salsoul vaults , Danny delivers once again. Available on vinyl for the very first time.
V.A. - Salsoul Reedits Series One : Dimitri From Paris Red Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Salsoul Reedits Series One : Dimitri From Paris Red Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | EU | Reissue (Salsoul)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 02.07.2021
Part one of a new Salsoul Re-edits series launches with four reworks from disco aficionado DimitrI From Paris. Available on vinyl for the very first time, Dimitri adds his deft remix touch to Salsoul favourites from Loleatta Holloway, Inner Life, Love Comitte and Skyy.
Candido - Jingo / Thousand Finger Man Yellow Vinyl Edition
Candido
Jingo / Thousand Finger Man Yellow Vinyl Edition
12" | 1979 | EU | Reissue (Salsoul)
11,99 €*
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 02.07.2021
2021 repress. Candido Cameron was a Cuban percussion maestro who had played with luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich and Count Basie throughout his illustrious musical career which started in 1952. Fast forward to 1979 and Candido finds himself caught up in the Disco boom that had engulfed his adopted New York City. Feeling he could add his trademark quick-fire Conga and Bongo playing to Disco's straight 4 x 4 syncopated rhythm he cut some records with legendary NYC label Salsoul. The fruits of this partnership were 2 full length LP's and a handful of 12" singles that changed the face of underground Disco."Jingo" is an all-time classic dance record, sampled, edited, re-configured and coveted by too many names to mention! It's a killer funky Disco version of master Nigerian drummer Olatunji's 1969 percussion suite of the same name, Salsoul style, while over on the flip we have one of the deepest Disco records of all time; "Thousand Finger Man" a testament to Candido's percussion prowess and a spacey, beautiful voyage that has left more than an indelible mark on modern House music, often being cited as a huge influence by artists such as Masters At Work and more. Essential stuff basically, every collection should have a copy!
Mamaki Boys - Patriote
Mamaki Boys
Patriote
Tape | 2021 | US | Original (Sahel Sounds)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 09.07.2021
Traditional village music transformed into fiery and frenetic underground Hip Hop. Emerging from the digital cultural renaissance of the early 2000s, where DIY studios sprung up throughout West Africa, "Patriote" is a shining example of localized global music. Hypnotic and driving rhythms built from sampled percussion and chopped-up instruments combine with syncopated staccato "ragga" inspired flow into infectious hammering tracks that sound like nothing before. Mamaki Boys was formed in 2002 by Aziz Tony, Bachou Issouf, and Salif André, when a local Hip Hop movement was exploding in the capital of Niger. "Patriote" was recorded to address a trend in the scene they perceived as too derivative. Produced at Studio BAT, one of the first studios in Niamey, Mamaki Boys sought to merge modern Hip Hop with traditional music. They invited elder musicians into the studio to play Nigerien instruments like duma and kalango, which were sampled and looped over their compositions. "We wanted to put tradition in the rap, ancestral dances, the things that our grandparents did in the village," Aziz explains. "Our mission was to re-value the culture, put it into Hip Hop, and to show all the colors of our country." Self-describing their music as "tradi-moderne", a Nigerien movement of folk revitalization, their cultural manifesto presents through every aspect of their work. Each track relies heavily on traditional instruments, and each rhythm is based on a dance from Niger. Their mission extends to the urgency of their lyrics: Takai challenges the population to preserve their culture, Kagani Kagani is a demand to take back mineral, oil, and uranium rights from their colonizers, while Komando uses war cries to inspire artists to keep speaking out. A strong entry in 21st-century global music, Mamaki Boys "Patriote" takes back the tools of globalization, repurposing them in the fight for cultural identity. Originally self-released in 2009 on limited edition CDR in Niger.
Mamaki Boys - Patriote
Mamaki Boys
Patriote
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Sahel Sounds)
21,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 09.07.2021
Traditional village music transformed into fiery and frenetic underground Hip Hop. Emerging from the digital cultural renaissance of the early 2000s, where DIY studios sprung up throughout West Africa, "Patriote" is a shining example of localized global music. Hypnotic and driving rhythms built from sampled percussion and chopped-up instruments combine with syncopated staccato "ragga" inspired flow into infectious hammering tracks that sound like nothing before. Mamaki Boys was formed in 2002 by Aziz Tony, Bachou Issouf, and Salif André, when a local Hip Hop movement was exploding in the capital of Niger. "Patriote" was recorded to address a trend in the scene they perceived as too derivative. Produced at Studio BAT, one of the first studios in Niamey, Mamaki Boys sought to merge modern Hip Hop with traditional music. They invited elder musicians into the studio to play Nigerien instruments like duma and kalango, which were sampled and looped over their compositions. "We wanted to put tradition in the rap, ancestral dances, the things that our grandparents did in the village," Aziz explains. "Our mission was to re-value the culture, put it into Hip Hop, and to show all the colors of our country." Self-describing their music as "tradi-moderne", a Nigerien movement of folk revitalization, their cultural manifesto presents through every aspect of their work. Each track relies heavily on traditional instruments, and each rhythm is based on a dance from Niger. Their mission extends to the urgency of their lyrics: Takai challenges the population to preserve their culture, Kagani Kagani is a demand to take back mineral, oil, and uranium rights from their colonizers, while Komando uses war cries to inspire artists to keep speaking out. A strong entry in 21st-century global music, Mamaki Boys "Patriote" takes back the tools of globalization, repurposing them in the fight for cultural identity. Originally self-released in 2009 on limited edition CDR in Niger.
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - Expansions Smoke Purpage Vinyl Edition
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
Expansions Smoke Purpage Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Big Crown)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 16.07.2021
HHV exclusive edition limited to 200 copies. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, the mysterious steel pan out­t hailing from Hamburg, Germany have amassed a cult following around the globe. With a slew of classic 7"s and two critically acclaimed full length albums, they set a high bar for themselves, one they clearly intend on pushing even higher with this new offering. On their third album, aptly titled Expansions, Brsb are back with more of the same, but more of the same with them is inherently different. Covering songs that span genres and range from mega hits to album cuts, they make them their own with their unique approach to the traditional steel pans of Trinidad and Tobago. Part of the allure of a new record from Bacao is ­nding out what covers they chose. However, die hard fans are also waiting to hear the original numbers like the stellar album opener "Tough Victory". Its airtight rhythm section, brass arrangements, and layers of steel pan melodies make the term "cover band" a shoe that could never ­t Bacao. Within the next three songs they go from Jazz (Galt MacDermot), to Hip Hop (Slum Village / J Dilla), to a dance ‑oor classic (Grace Jones) taking them all on with their signature style, expanding on the originals. An easy crowd favorite is their gritty, gully, and neck snapping cover of the Timbaland produced Jay-Z club hit "Dirt Off Your Shoulder". The infamous crushing Bacao drums start the show and the moment they start playing the top line on the pans, all bets are off. Sure to become a dance ‑oor ­ller is their bottom heavy ,four on the ‑oor version version of Sylvester's classic "I Need Somebody To Love Tonight". They venture into some gutbucket funk with Ike Turner's "Getting Nasty" and bring the steel pans to Minnie Riperton's Jazz classic "Les Fleurs". Digging deeper in the modern canon and paying tribute to a tribute, they cover Erykah Badu's homage to the late great J Dilla, "The Healer". This is the type of thing to make Spice Adams jump on his kitchen counter and scream. From the second the beat drops they give the original Madlib production a run for its money, shaking subwoofers with the eerie tremolo bass while the pans play E. Badu's vocal melodies. By the time the album is through Bacao has taken the listener on a journey that spans a myriad of energies, tempos, and moods while somehow managing to keep it all under one umbrella. For all that, these songs are alive, and they will be taken out of the context of this album and sewn into the fabric of DJ sets around the globe for many years to come. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band is breathing renewed life into the originals and continuing to push the boundaries of steel pan music, or, as the title suggests, expanding on it.
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - Expansions Colored Vinyl Edition
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
Expansions Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Big Crown)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 16.07.2021
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, the mysterious steel pan out­t hailing from Hamburg, Germany have amassed a cult following around the globe. With a slew of classic 7"s and two critically acclaimed full length albums, they set a high bar for themselves, one they clearly intend on pushing even higher with this new offering. On their third album, aptly titled Expansions, Brsb are back with more of the same, but more of the same with them is inherently different. Covering songs that span genres and range from mega hits to album cuts, they make them their own with their unique approach to the traditional steel pans of Trinidad and Tobago. Part of the allure of a new record from Bacao is ­nding out what covers they chose. However, die hard fans are also waiting to hear the original numbers like the stellar album opener "Tough Victory". Its airtight rhythm section, brass arrangements, and layers of steel pan melodies make the term "cover band" a shoe that could never ­t Bacao. Within the next three songs they go from Jazz (Galt MacDermot), to Hip Hop (Slum Village / J Dilla), to a dance ‑oor classic (Grace Jones) taking them all on with their signature style, expanding on the originals. An easy crowd favorite is their gritty, gully, and neck snapping cover of the Timbaland produced Jay-Z club hit "Dirt Off Your Shoulder". The infamous crushing Bacao drums start the show and the moment they start playing the top line on the pans, all bets are off. Sure to become a dance ‑oor ­ller is their bottom heavy ,four on the ‑oor version version of Sylvester's classic "I Need Somebody To Love Tonight". They venture into some gutbucket funk with Ike Turner's "Getting Nasty" and bring the steel pans to Minnie Riperton's Jazz classic "Les Fleurs". Digging deeper in the modern canon and paying tribute to a tribute, they cover Erykah Badu's homage to the late great J Dilla, "The Healer". This is the type of thing to make Spice Adams jump on his kitchen counter and scream. From the second the beat drops they give the original Madlib production a run for its money, shaking subwoofers with the eerie tremolo bass while the pans play E. Badu's vocal melodies. By the time the album is through Bacao has taken the listener on a journey that spans a myriad of energies, tempos, and moods while somehow managing to keep it all under one umbrella. For all that, these songs are alive, and they will be taken out of the context of this album and sewn into the fabric of DJ sets around the globe for many years to come. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band is breathing renewed life into the originals and continuing to push the boundaries of steel pan music, or, as the title suggests, expanding on it.
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - Expansions Black Vinyl Edition
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
Expansions Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Big Crown)
20,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 16.07.2021
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, the mysterious steel pan out­t hailing from Hamburg, Germany have amassed a cult following around the globe. With a slew of classic 7"s and two critically acclaimed full length albums, they set a high bar for themselves, one they clearly intend on pushing even higher with this new offering. On their third album, aptly titled Expansions, Brsb are back with more of the same, but more of the same with them is inherently different. Covering songs that span genres and range from mega hits to album cuts, they make them their own with their unique approach to the traditional steel pans of Trinidad and Tobago. Part of the allure of a new record from Bacao is ­nding out what covers they chose. However, die hard fans are also waiting to hear the original numbers like the stellar album opener "Tough Victory". Its airtight rhythm section, brass arrangements, and layers of steel pan melodies make the term "cover band" a shoe that could never ­t Bacao. Within the next three songs they go from Jazz (Galt MacDermot), to Hip Hop (Slum Village / J Dilla), to a dance ‑oor classic (Grace Jones) taking them all on with their signature style, expanding on the originals. An easy crowd favorite is their gritty, gully, and neck snapping cover of the Timbaland produced Jay-Z club hit "Dirt Off Your Shoulder". The infamous crushing Bacao drums start the show and the moment they start playing the top line on the pans, all bets are off. Sure to become a dance ‑oor ­ller is their bottom heavy ,four on the ‑oor version version of Sylvester's classic "I Need Somebody To Love Tonight". They venture into some gutbucket funk with Ike Turner's "Getting Nasty" and bring the steel pans to Minnie Riperton's Jazz classic "Les Fleurs". Digging deeper in the modern canon and paying tribute to a tribute, they cover Erykah Badu's homage to the late great J Dilla, "The Healer". This is the type of thing to make Spice Adams jump on his kitchen counter and scream. From the second the beat drops they give the original Madlib production a run for its money, shaking subwoofers with the eerie tremolo bass while the pans play E. Badu's vocal melodies. By the time the album is through Bacao has taken the listener on a journey that spans a myriad of energies, tempos, and moods while somehow managing to keep it all under one umbrella. For all that, these songs are alive, and they will be taken out of the context of this album and sewn into the fabric of DJ sets around the globe for many years to come. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band is breathing renewed life into the originals and continuing to push the boundaries of steel pan music, or, as the title suggests, expanding on it.
Siffleur - Pino / Adriano
Siffleur
Pino / Adriano
12" | 2021 | EU | Original (Siffleur)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 18.06.2021
Fresh Italian nu-disco edits.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Come & Be A Winner
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Come & Be A Winner
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Daptone)
8,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 28.05.2021
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!
Jason Joshua - Se Acabo / La Mariposa
Jason Joshua
Se Acabo / La Mariposa
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Penrose)
8,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 28.05.2021
The Miami Maestro is back with a superb slice of moody, mid-tempo Latin Soul. Anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing one of Jason's passionate live performances can attest that he exudes raw energy and emotion on a level seldom seen on today's soul scene - attributes that Jason delftly applies to the pen. Drawing from personal experience, “Se Acabo´” is a bilingual lament about the challenges of navigating mental illness within the context of a romantic relationship. Jason pleads "Her heart was a butterfly flying through the winds of the hurricane of her mind" as he comes to grips with the fact that in spite of his undying love she may never return. Accompanied by a grooving, unrelenting beat, he distills the pain down to an elixir of high-proof soul sure to requite the lovelorn among us. Yet another Penrose playbox essential by one of the hardest working players in the game.
Gerd Baumann / Gregor Hübner - Pelikula
Blue Lab Beats - We Will Rise
Blue Lab Beats
We Will Rise
12" | 2021 | EU | Original (Blue Note)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 18.06.2021
V.A. - Led Zeppelin In Jazz
Rhyze - Do Your Dance / Free
Rhyze
Do Your Dance / Free
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Sam)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘80s funk at its best. Originally only ever available on the album ‘Just How Sweet Is Your Love’, New Jersey group Rhyze’s ‘Do Your Dance’ gets its first ever reissue as a single on 7 inch backed with the disco monster ‘Free’. A staple of some of the biggest DJs and diggers out there, this is a must have record. Your first time to grab this on 7" Official SAM release with original labels and housed in a picture sleeve.
Gripsweats, The - G'on Use It
Gripsweats, The
G'on Use It
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Colemine)
8,99 €*
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.
Black Market Brass - Omega
Black Market Brass
Omega
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Colemine)
8,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Black Market Brass Is A Minneapolis-Based Group Performing Their Own Brand Of Originally Composed Afrobeat/Afrofunk Music, As Well As Completing Authentic Renditions Of The Classic 1970's West African Sound. Taking Their Cues From The Godfathers, The Band Draws On Complex Polyrhythmic Percussion, Driving Bass Lines, Dizzying Guitar Interplay, Rollingkeyboards, And Room-Commanding Brass. The Result? An Eclectic Blend Of Cool Deep Funk And Driving Afrobeat Grooves That Will Lure You To The Dance Floor And Never Let You Leave.
Jo Ann Hamilton & The Kevin Fingier Collective - September / I Love Without A Love
Jo Ann Hamilton & The Kevin Fingier Collective
September / I Love Without A Love
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Acid Jazz)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 28.05.2021
After the stunning successes of the two previous singles by The Kevin Fingier Collective, the Argentinian producer has discovered a new talent - Jo Ann Hamilton.
Marc Moulin - Placebo Years
Cha Wa - My People
Cha Wa
My People
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Single Lock)
20,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Next Generation Of New Orleans Music Shares A Bold Vision For The Future With A Reverence For The Past. It Builds Upon Tradition To Bring Something Unique To The World. The Future Of New Orleans Music Is Cha Wa, A Mardi Gras Indian Funk Band That Takes The Music Of The Streets Into The 21st Century, With Guests Like Alvin Youngblood Hart And Anjelika Jelly Joseph. On "My People", The Band Tries To "Take The Influence Of Monk And Bo And Willie Tee [From The Original Wild Magnolias] Back In The Day, When They Were Interpreting The Music Of Their Time - The Deep Funk, Disco, Afrobeat And Tinges Of Reggae," Says Drummer & Bandleader Joe Gelini. "And We're Also Trying To Interpret And Write New Music That We're Inspired To Play That's Relevant To Our Generation, And Our Current Social Environment." "My People" Feels Like Pure Joy, A Distillation Of Generations Of N...
Lucky Daye - Painted
Fela Kuti Vs. De La Soul - Fela Soul Orange Vinyl Edition
Fela Kuti Vs. De La Soul
Fela Soul Orange Vinyl Edition
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Fela Soul)
25,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 14.05.2021
The classic is back! Limited edition for Record Store Day 2015! Gummy Soul's Amerigo Gazaway mashes up Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti with acapellas from De La Soul to killer effect! A fantasic journey into the "world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs & classic hip-hop gems". Bonus track added, now on colored vinyl in a full color picture sleeve!
Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble - Le Le
Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble
Le Le
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Jazz Room)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 13.08.2021
Recorded in the 1980's and snapped up upon arrival in Europe by the Soho Boho's, Acid Jazzuals,Cuboppers, Jazz Massivists and Mojo Jazzmuziker, "Le-Le" by The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble is a unique one off Spiritual Soul-Jazz outing with Avant Garde touches and more than a hint of Afro-Cuban Orientalism.
The percussion drenched title track has that special Worldwide Sound and the Cool Jazz Get Down Groove of "Wet Walnuts and Whipped Cream" is a DJ's delight, whether played over the Airwaves or to a crowded Dancefloor.
An adventurous jazz outfit that has been playing around Philadelphia since its formation in 1979. The Ensemble was founded by Warren Oree, an acoustic bassist, producer and composer who continues to lead the band. Eclectic and far from predictable, on this album the Ensemble has embraced a variety of acoustic and electric jazz styles combining them with African and Middle Eastern influences and mixed together with the "New Thing" have managed to make a timeless underground classic.
Electric Jazz Room, The - The Electric Jazz Room E.P.
Electric Jazz Room, The
The Electric Jazz Room E.P.
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Jazz Room)
9,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 09.07.2021
Two Underground London Jazzfloor hits from Paul Murphy's Jazz Room Records.
On the A side Latin Supergroup's wild and infectious "Caliente" with Paquito's Banging piano riff and heavy Bass Line action from Descarga originator Cachao overlaid with Driving vibes from Tany Gil and a Percussion Meltdown from Walfredo De Los Reyes.
On the B side the Vienna Art Orchestra provide a dark and mysterious version of the Bud Powell classic "Un Poco Loco" keeping that Be-Bop Afro-Cuban vibe but adding that East of the Border darkness you'd expect from a sound recorded at the time the city was on the Cold War fault line.
Gilles Peterson (Worldwide / Brownswood):
"Paul Murphy found almost every jazz dancefloor classic. He is the original messenger of jazz. He opened the door to an alternative way of being a Dj. The rest is history.
Luvmenauts, The - In Space
Luvmenauts, The
In Space
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Do Right! Music)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 09.07.2021
The Luvmenauts are an eclectic Toronto-based collective dedicated to paying homage to the sounds of the past. They draw inspiration from film composers like Janko Nilovic, Piero Umiliani, and Alan Hawkshaw; while holding their sound accountable to the faceless dollar-bin, library music gems. The core band consists of Andrew Moljgun (keys), Josh Cavan (guitar), Alex Furlott (bass), and Jon Hyde (drums). together, they are on a mission to create soundtracks for films that never were.
For their latest outing, In Space, The Luvmenauts have created the score for an empyreal journey through an alternate universe. Into the cosmogonic meat-grinder goes the kaleidoscopic worlds of Jodorowsky & Moebius, spicy desert planets, and golden era pulp. What emerges is a psychotropic mosaic of grooves and synthesized eruptions, served with a side of krautrock. In Space features performances by Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Leland Whitty (badbadnotgood) and in-demand session guitarist Adam Beer-Colacino (JV's Boogaloo Squad).
Death Is Not The End - Death Is Not The End
Death Is Not The End
Death Is Not The End
Tape | 2021 | UK | Original (Death Is Not The End)
9,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder available from 11.06.2021
Death Is Not The End on Death Is Not The End, by Death Is Not The End. A debut album of sorts. Two old records, a pitch modded turntable & a tape delay. Rest easy.
Les Pythons De La Fournaise - L'orchestre Du Piton
Les Pythons De La Fournaise
L'orchestre Du Piton
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Catapulte)
17,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 04.06.2021
The rich sounds of Maloya and Séga music, originating from the Réunion island (as well as Mauritius and Seychelles for Séga), have recently been brought to the ears of the Northern hemisphere's music lovers. Hailing from the French Alps, where Réunion-natives and young "metropolitan" French youngsters have been sharing parties, food and music for years, Les Pythons De La Fournaise are a flavoursome electric "Séga" band and they have already put out a couple of albums over the last decade.

This time, they are interpreting Séga and Maloya songs under the form of a - nearly – all-acoustic orchestra : "L'Orchestre Du Piton" !

This Long-Player has got a particular sound and character, starting with a powerful four-woman choir (often sung in unison, in accordance with the Maloya tradition). The "lead" is a different singer on almost every song, which brings a variety of tone and vocal texture to the album.

Instead of keys, organ or synth, Les Pythons went for accordion ; they also brought into the studio an array of percussion, ranging from classic bongos and bells to typical instruments of the Indian Ocean : theKayamb, the Pikeur, the Sati and most notably the Roulèr– the king of them all, majestic barrel-shelled bass drum.

On songs like "Anon Manz Demiel" (Let's go and eat honey), two crazy electric guitars with intertwined riffs add a fresh element to the sound – somewhat echoeing with Esquivel's exotica and Congolese rumba at the same time !

And the most unusual fact on this record : there is no bass guitar. Perhaps the band had a statement to make; in our modern music culture where bass plays a central role, they prove that one can move to other sounds – and appreciate the more organic deepness of percussion.

Whether or not you look into the meaning of the songs (mostly from the Réunion repertoire with a couple of Mauritian exceptions and one original "Pythons" composition), you will feel the mood of the Creole lyrics – a deep love story in "Maloya Tantine", an hymn to slowness and indolence in "Tou Dou", a clumsy chat-up scene in "Malbaraise"...

And overall, a joyful, fresh and sparkly energy emanates from this "Orchestre" sound, from this exceptionally talented crew. Oté !
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