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100% Pure Poison - Windy C Collection
100% Pure Poison
Windy C Collection
2x7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This holly grail album has been transformed into a 45s collection. Dynamite Cuts releases a high quality limited edition 1000 copies double pack 2x7” release which gives you 4 of those masterpieces from that album. two never before on 7” vinyl all of the most in-demand tracks.
Aaron Parks - Little Big
Aaron Parks
Little Big
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Ropeadope)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Aaron Parks' "Little Big", the new Ropeadope album from the acclaimed pianist, keyboardist and composer, is at once the culmination of his brilliant early career and the long-awaited follow-up to his Blue Note Records debut, Invisible Cinema. That 2008 release, with its gorgeously melodic writing and improvising and deft use of indie-rock, electronica and hip-hop elements, established Parks as one of the most gifted and original young voices in jazz. “This is the natural successor to that record,” says the New York-based artist, 34. “It’s taking the ideas of that project and doubling down on them—fully committing to that direction.”
Adrian Younge - OST Black Dynamite Score Instrumentals
Adrian Younge
OST Black Dynamite Score Instrumentals
LP | 2009 | US | Reissue (Linear Labs)
21,99 €*
Release:2009 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Soundtracks
Multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge makes his debut on Wax Poetics Records with his original score to the Michael Jai White comedy Black Dynamite.
Adrian Younge - The Electronique Void: Black Noise
Adrian Younge
The Electronique Void: Black Noise
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It was made the way they made electronic music in the good old days, all analog everything, right after synthesizers shrunk to a manageable size and you didn’t have to trek down to a university to use one anymore. Electronic music as practiced and developed by pioneers like Dick Hyman and Raymond Scott and Wendy Carlos is precise and intentional. In making his first electronic album, Younge took his cues from them, reminding a contemporary audience what a synthesizer, deep in its heart, really could be. “Black Noise” is men talking to men about women; “Lemonade” is a woman talking to women about men, and they both orbit around a failure we take for granted like the sun: loving you is complicated. It’s a skill; we forgot. Adrian Younge calls “The Electronique Void” an academic album, by which he means it is both instructional and informational. There’s a problem at the heart of it, a woman who’s been told that she’s loved, but she doesn’t recognize that, can’t feel it, may have heard it all before, may be worrying about the wrong things. Jack Waterson, long a guitarist in Younge’s band, plays the role of narrator, sounding professorial and rather superior as he lays out for the woman where she’s erred. That vocoder you hear is Adrian, talking to her on a subterranean level, the way an artist must. The discourse on the album is the kind of thing that happens when you go blonde and then you can’t keep ‘em off you. These truths are cold and hard, and our hero begrudges the well-meaning advice being rained down upon her as any independent woman would. The science of love, its formulas and if-then constraints, causal relationships and observable properties, is best taught experientially, but learning it hurts so, so bad. Music, especially electronic music, reliant as it is on abstraction and unrepentant as it is about hijacking your physiological responses to tempo and rhythm and dynamics, is a way to get there without going through it.
Afrodisia - Elephant Sunrise
Elephant Sunrise
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Cordial)
24,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The second album release on Cordial Recordings is a re-release of Afrodisia's highly collectible album 'Elephant Sunrise' from 1980 on Comma. the album is limited i pressing to 500 units. Afrodisia were combination of US soldiers with local musicians from Worms, Germany that were formed in 1978 and recorded two albums during their years together with 'Elephant Sunrise' being the only one that was actually released. Cordial Recordings will be issuing the previously unreleased album in 2019. 'Elephant Sunrise' has become a revered album by collectors because of the high quality of songs featured on the album which cross from soul to funk to disco and jazz with great ease. The band's leader Darnell Summers is originally from Detroit and is the brother of Headhunter Bill Summers who also features on the album as a player and songwriter. 'Sugar Free' is highly regarded by aficionados on the soul scene for it's glowing summer sounds and is one of the two songs that Bill Summers co-wrote on the album. This is one album not to be missed.
Alessandro Alessandroni - Alessandro Alessandroni E Il Suo Complesso
Alessandro Alessandroni
Alessandro Alessandroni E Il Suo Complesso
LP | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Sonor Music Editions)
28,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sonor Music Editions is happy to announce the reissue of another holy grail by maestro Alessandro Alessandroni. The first legendary Farfalla release, "Alessandro Alessandroni E Il Suo Complesso" originally released in a few hundred copies on the cult Sermi imprint in February 1968. The seminal debut album realized by the legendary Italian maestro, featuring bewitching scat vocals by his wife Giulia De Mutiis (aka Kema), that truly started the Italian Library production golden era that would culminate in mid ‘1980s. A true landmark of the genre and an Italian discography jewel that spaces among the best Jazz, Bossa Nova and Lounge music; undoubtedly a desirable item of world’s record collecting field. Obsessive Jazz suites, enchanting scats over mind-blowing Bossa tunes, bouncy break-beats drums, groovy Pop and refined loungy atmospheres over some soft Psichedelia arrangements. An essential Italian Library masterpiece.
Alice Babs - Been To Canaan / It Don´t Mean A Thing
Alice Babs
Been To Canaan / It Don´t Mean A Thing
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another outstanding Jazz fusion release for Dynamite cuts. limited edition 7” release of 2 masterpieces by Alice Babs and Nils Lindberg's Orchestra. Both tracks taken from the “Music With A Jazz Flavour” LP.
Alice Coltrane - Ptah, The El Daoud
All The People - Cramp Your Style
All The People
Cramp Your Style
7" | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Blue Candle)
8,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
2020 blue vinyl repress.

Killer funk from the Henry Stone's Miami vaults… 1972 classic repressed and remastered for 2014 in original artwork as a dinked 7". Heavy duty dancefloor nugget! Official re issue.
Art Blakey - Big Beat
Art Blakey
Big Beat
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Not Now)
15,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It takes one to know one. Which is why jazz drummers have always been ready to join the queue when assessing Art Blakey's influence, not only in the field of percussion but in the shaping of his chosen genre. Max Roach described him as "An original - the only drummer whose time I recognise immediately. When I first met him on 52nd Street in 1944, he already had the polyrhythmic thing down. He was doing it before anybody else." Thelonious Monk Jr concurred: "When I became a drummer, I learned how to swing from Art Blakey. What he did with the hi-hat and his roll got pressed into my soul. He had a primal approach to drums." All of which warmed the ears of Blakey, who admitted that his aim was to be one of the greatest drummers in the world- an ambition which he undoubtedly achieved.
Avishai Cohen Trio - From Darkness
Bar-Kays - Soul Finger
Soul Finger
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Music On Vinyl)
23,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
'Soul Finger' is the debut album of the Bar-Kays, recorded by Tom Dowd and Chris Huston. The instrumental band, was tutored by Al Jackson, Jr. and the other members of Booker T. & the M.G.'s, which shows in the tightness of the rhythm section. This is great Stax/Volt instrumental music from the '60s. The title track became a Top 20 crossover pop hit in addition to one of the band's best-known works. A must have for every funk and soul fan.
Baris Manco - Kayalarin Oglu 2023
Baris Manco
Kayalarin Oglu 2023
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Türküola)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Türküola’s new vinyl release of Kayalarınoğlu 2023 is based on Barış Manço & Kurtalan Ekspres’ 1975 album “2023”. On the other hand you can hear tracks like “Estergon Kalesi”, “Ben Bilirim Ben Bilirim” as well. “Estergon Kalesi” was the latest single released before the 2023 LP and “Ben Bilirim” was the A side of the single which contained single version “2023” at the flipside. In addition to these additional tracks you can hear the unedited version of “Kolbastı” first time on vinyl.
2023 was Manço’s most experimental album which contained a lot of electronic sounds of analogue synthesizers and also early drum machines. The track “Kayaların Oğlu-2023” has a touch of early electronic music of its age just like Jean Michael Jarre and Chezlaw Niemen. “Ben Bilirim” is a power funky song while the band’s experiments in Baykoca Destanı drives us to concept albums of pogressive rock groups such as Genesis, Yes, Renaissance etc. You can hear moody Anatolian Rock ballads in “Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım” and “Yol Verin ağalar Beyler”. In both tracks you can hear a powerful rhythm section formed of two drummers and one percussionist.
The cover art also reflects the esthetic approach of Türküola during 1970s and 1980s. After the accurate reissues of 2023 by different companies, Türküola gives a new path to interpret the album once again but this time in a new vision.
Big Mean Sound Machine - Running For The Ghost
Big Mean Sound Machine
Running For The Ghost
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Blank Slate)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Runnin' For The Ghost' is the fourth album by New York based Big Mean Sound Machine and is probably their finest collection of works. The album features their usual Afro fused funk locked in jams with a sparkle of magical jazz. From the opening jam of 'Return Of The March' the scene is set for an aural listening treasure that won't fail to sink deep into your soul. The album has been a popular seller on pre-sale so for us in the shop and it's available to purchase for distribution. one not to be missed.
Bobby Moore / Sweet Music - (Call Me Your) Anything Man / I Get Lifted Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Bobby Moore / Sweet Music
(Call Me Your) Anything Man / I Get Lifted Record Store Day 2020 Edition
12" | 2020 | US | Original (Soul Brother)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2020 Release.
Limitation: 1000 copies.

Soul Brother Records present two rare Scepter / Wand disco classics on one limited edition 12” single for Record Store Day RSD 2020 Limited Edition 1,000 Copies. Bobby Moore was a singer, musician and bandleader from New Orleans. He worked as a writer and arranger from the 1960s to 1980s, (Call Me Your) Anything Man one of only a handful of solo 7” single releases. The 12” version has never been commercially released before, it’s prior existence in this format has only been on acetate. Sweet Music were the vocal trio who sang background vocals with KC and The Sunshine Band. Never before on 12”
Brownout - Trackstar The DJ To The Edge Of Panic
Trackstar The DJ To The Edge Of Panic
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Fat Beats)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fresh off the success of their latest album ‘Fear of A Brown Planet’, Brownout hit back with a limited Gold 7" featuring album highlight "Trackstar The DJ To The Edge of Panic", backed by a scorching non-album cut "She Watches Channel Zero". 2 Public Enemy classics brought to life by the tightest and funkiest band on the road today!
Brownout - You Don't Have To Fall / Super Bright Gold Vinyl Edition
You Don't Have To Fall / Super Bright Gold Vinyl Edition
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Fat Beats)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
An 8-piece outfit formed ten years ago by members of Grammy Awardwinning Latin revival orchestra Grupo Fantasma, Brownout has evolved into a musical force all its own. After garnering their third Austin Music Award last year, the band has continued to produce music that is unflinchingly progressive, while evoking the classic influences of artists such asWAR, Cymande and Funkadelic. They’ve performed at events including Bonnaroo, High Sierra Music Festival, Pickathon, FFFFest, Bear Creek Music Festival, Utopia Festival and Pachanga Fest, while regularly touring the U.S. Brownout’s also served as a highly in-demand backing band for artists including Prince, Daniel Johnston, GZA and Bernie Worrell.

This 45 features two cuts from their latest release, Over The Covers, on limited edition gold vinyl
Chaki - The Water
Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming Expanded Edition
Charles Bradley
No Time For Dreaming Expanded Edition
LP | 2011 | US | Reissue (Daptone)
15,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Includes 2 bonus cover versions!
(Bonus songs are not available on the LP format but ARE available for download via MP3 coupon that comes with every LP.)
Chevance - Outremusique Pour Enfants 1974/1985
Outremusique Pour Enfants 1974/1985
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
15,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another Music for Children / 1974-1985
In the land of Presidents Giscard and Mitterand, thermal clothing and elbow pads, Sautet films and Sunday roasts, the carpeting of a nursery is strewn with a handful of 7-inches. There, exotic birds and courteous elephants guarding a castle built with cakes form a Front for the Liberation of the Imaginary: colourful, systematically framed illustrations standing out against the cream background of gatefold sleeves… doorways to a maze of sounds at the crossroads between the neatest form of chanson and the most prospective jazz.
Founded in the course of the 1970s by Philippe Gavardin, the small collection named Chevance is above all the story of buddies who were out and about between the twilight of the Trente Glorieuses and the disenchantment that followed the socialists’ rise to power, gravitating around this mentor known for his kindness and curiosity. Originally a linguist, Gavardin was one of these open-minded intellectuals, with one foot in the Contrescarpe cabarets and the other in step with the avant-garde, combining his apparently classical tastes with a keen interest in the novelties of his time. It is notably with Jean-Louis Méchali—a drummer from the free jazz scene who became Gavardin’s team-mate and arranged a good deal of the releases—that he forged the identity of this series of recordings for the younger generations: musically janus-faced, definitely literary, impregnated with a surrealism that echoed the decade’s psychedelic and libertarian experiments. The label developed a real editorial policy disregarding commercial constraints. Each record took a clear direction: modern fables, bestiaries, musical tales, cookbooks… Words were the backbone and every release was both carefully designed and perfectly manufactured.
Several teams were built up in the course of meetings which were more like congenial brainstormings. In the chanson category, Anne and Gilles, a duet regularly performing in the left bank area, alternated with the Swiss actress Cristine Combe who had recently settled in Paris and wanted to sing Kurt Weill. As for the folk projects, Imbert and Moreau, who were more in the hippie vein, took turns with the canonical pioneer Steve Waring, whose famous Grenouilles were then turning round and round in José Arthur’s Pop Club. The musicians included many a jazzman from some of the most adventurous factions of the French scene: Méchali’s fellow travellers involved in the Cohelmec Ensemble; The Marvelous Band, a gang from Lyon that had also co-founded the “Association à la Recherche d’un Folklore Imaginaire” (Association in Search of an Imaginary Folklore); and various mavericks like multi-instrumentalist Teddy Lasry, or the intriguing, so often credited Jacques Cassard, whose track seems to have been completely lost today.
Initially distributed by the label Le Chant du Monde, Chevance was definitely included in the catalogue of this venerable parent company when Gavardin started directing it. Thus, it joined a selection of traditional music and work songs also including chanson, poetry and recordings that just can’t be categorised. While bookshops for kids knew a historic boom in France, the collection eventually enjoyed the monopoly of the prizes awarded by “Loisirs Jeunes” or the Charles Cros Academy, a key factor to reach school and library networks.
If the collection gives a striking change from mass-produced music for kids, its spirit is nevertheless akin to other singular attempts that were made at the time.
Mixing songwriting and avant-garde jazz, Chevance seems to be, first of all, Saravah’s younger sibling. Founded by Pierre Barouh, Saravah showed the same balance between moderation and radicalism, with oddities like those of Brigitte Fontaine, Alfred Panou, Barney Willen and so many other musicians feeding the creative frenzy that characterised the French jazz scene.1 As the Cohelmec Ensemble bridged the two worlds, the teams got to know one another and often worked in the same studios.
As for the literary dimension, it is right in the lineage of the American iconoclastic publisher Harlin Quist, whose activity in France left its mark on the genre. Similar selections, a common taste for playful uses of language, and the same distancing from both conventional and outcome-based education… A universe excluding the mundane to make room for cosmogonic visions in which, at the turn of each page, everyday life is relentlessly assaulted by the incongruous. The parallelism with Chevance goes even beyond questions of editorial, graphical or typographical choices: the two worked with the same team of illustrators, which included Henri Galeron, Nicole Claveloux and Patrick Couratin.
While Chevance had strong literary roots, Le Chant du Monde developed, in the middle of the 1980s, another collection in a more abstract, rigorously instrumental line, far from textual concerns.
Initiated by Anne H. Bustarret, a critic, a major activist in the field of creation for kids and a friend of Gavardin’s, Sonoriage openly campaigned for ”an active initiation to the listening and reading of today’s music based on the attention to every day sonic environments.” Inspired by the many situations she experienced in workshops and the hundreds of hours she spent stirring the imagination of children with a bunch of keys hanging at the end of a string, Bustarret carefully presented each record, systematically adding an illustrated, notebook-like insert to guide the kids’ listening.
Bernard Baschet—the sound sculptor who invented, along with his brother François, the “crystal” bearing their name, and worked with Pierre Schaeffer on the typology of sound objects for the Treatise on Musical Objects—was an old friend of Anne Bustarret’s. She therefore naturally turned to him for the Musiques de table project, before he oriented her towards Jean-François Gaël. A cornerstone of the amazingly hybrid band Sonorhc, a student of acousmatics and a first-class arranger who had worked for many of the decade’s singers, Gaël was a crystal lover who followed Baschet around his interventions, including in schools.
When Gaël set to work, Bustarret called the composer Alain Savouret, asking him to select excerpts from his tape-recorded Sonate Baroque, so as to compile another volume entitled Musiques en Bande. Renaud Gagneux, who was in charge of the Louvre’s carillon, had just been ringing his bells for Musiques sur la place when she contacted the outsider naturalist Knud Viktor about a project which, unfortunately, was never carried out.
As a rather up-to-date though not-so-commercially-successful collection, Sonoriage constitutes a kind of ideal illustration of François Delalande’s theories.2 This very serious member of the GRM also worked as a research supervisor at the National Audiovisual Institute. His theories emphasised the unexpected parallelism between the methods of the most respectable practitioners of concrete music and the way the youngest children explore their sonic environment.
Necessarily incomplete and subjective, this very partial overview deliberately draws attention to the most peculiar tracks. Unfortunately, some equally valuable works could not be included: Jean-Louis Méchali and François Ruy-Vidal’s Petit Poucet (a monolithic musical tale that cannot be sized down), Colette Magny’s rough and raucous lullabies, B-sides from the Antifables series, La Promenade de Picasso, a record that had to be destroyed and therefore seems definitely lost… May the most curious listeners feel like putting these fragments back in their broader context so as to (re)discover the vast inheritance this uncommon project bequeathed us.
Danny Keane - Roamin'
Dee Edwards - Why Can't There Be Love / I Can Deal With That
Dee Edwards
Why Can't There Be Love / I Can Deal With That
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Luv N' Haight)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dee Edwards double-A side 7in featuring 2 of her most high profile songs. "Why Can't There Be Love" is a deep soul, northern classic with it's unmistakable psychedelic guitar intro. "I Can Deal With That" is more of a slow burn yet heavy and punchy on the groove with her signature voice layered beautifully on top.
Disconnection - Disconnection
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Prelude)
22,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The very first legitimate reissue of this stellar 1977 Disco set on the legendary NYC Prelude label. 'Disconnection' is a rare beast, a studio group effort headed up by Robert Lee Holmes Jr., a man who had worked on numerous Soul, Funk & even Jazz titles in his native Nashville and beyond. A true underrated stalwart of Southern R&B, Holmes assembled a still mystery cast of musicians to craft this strange one-off LP. Who were the players? Where were they from? The whole release comes off as an almost 'Library' style LP with tracks short, and to the point. There is not a second or drop of Funk that is wasted throughout, proving that a little can go a long way! The music contained within is masterfully produced and arranged, it's obvious that whoever was drafted in by Holmes to realise his vision was the creme of the crop in terms of musicianship. This be the sound of the dancefloor, or the food for the starving sampler right here. Brilliant.
DJ Soopasoul - Soopastole Edits Volume 4
DJ Soopasoul
Soopastole Edits Volume 4
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Soopastole)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soopastole is back with anaother pair of amazing jazz-funk-reworks!
Donnie & Joe Emerson - Dreamin' Wild
Donnie & Joe Emerson
Dreamin' Wild
LP | 2012 | US | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
21,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Essential pick! These buddy's "Baby" was recently covered by Hype Williams on their "Ebony" album, and both tunes are hella fresh!

Pacific Northwest isolation mixed with wide-eyed ambition, a strong sense of family and the gift of music proved to be quite the combination for teenage brothers Donnie and Joe Emerson. Originally released in 1979, Dreamin’ Wild is the sonic vision of the talented Emerson boys, recorded in a family built home studio in rural Washington State. Situated in the unlikely blink-and-you-missed-it town of Fruitland and far removed from the late 1970s punk movement and the larger disco boom, Donnie and Joe tilled their own musical soil, channeling bedroom pop jams, raw funk, and yacht rock.

Spurred on their high school’s music program, Donnie and Joe received a further push from their lifelong farmer father, who drew up a contract stating that he’d support his sons lofty ambitions with their very own recording studio as long as they focused on original material, sage advice for a man with zero experience in the music business. After taking out a second mortgage to help cover costs, Don Sr. also built his children a 300-capacity concert hall (dubbed Camp Jammin’) replete with ticket booth, stage, and fully functioning snack bar. The only problem was that the projected audience never quite materialized, despite a prime time TV profile entitled “The Rock And Roll Farmers” from nearby Spokane, Washington. Even the Emerson brother’s school pals were nonplussed at their privately pressed long player; hand distributed to local music stores, but not as far as Seattle, five hours away from their rural home. Somewhat rejected by the muted response, but never surrendering, both Donnie and Joe continued down a musical path and are still active as performers today.
Ed Balloon - Errvrthing
Ed Balloon
Tape | 2021 | US | Original (Deathbomb Arc)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
At long last, all four of Ed Balloon's eps are available on physical medium! Until now these breakthrough releases have been digital only. For this special release, Ed Balloon has changed the sequence of all the tracks to create the perfect full length listening experience. Hear his unique brand of pop soulfulness in a totally new way!

Includes the songs from 'No Smoking', 'Yellow 20-Somethings', 'Flourish', and 'I Hate it Here'.
El Michels Affair - C.R.E.A.M.
El Michels Affair
7" | 2006 | US | Original (Truth & Soul)
9,99 €*
Release:2006 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
/ Glaciers Of Ice ... new funk instrumental interpretations of Wu-Tang classics!
El Michels Affair - Enter The 37th Chamber Gold Vinyl Edition
El Michels Affair
Enter The 37th Chamber Gold Vinyl Edition
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Fat Beats)
19,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After playing various shows as the backing band for the Wu and releasing the sought after 7 inch cover versions of Wu-Tang classics, dusty funk outfit El Michels Affair finally do it full length. Replayed and reinterpreted instrumental renditions of all the classics.
Emmavie - Honeymoon
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Fresh Selects)
24,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Honeymoon is the highly-anticipated debut album from up-and-coming London singer/producer, Emmavie. Known for her collaborations with Soulection, Iamnobodi, Alchemist & Budgie, ROMderful and big public co-signs from the likes of DJ Jazzy Jeff, Knxwledge, Phonte and countless others – Emmavie has quickly become the talk of many of the most respected music circles of the moment, with her refreshingly unique original production, sharp writing skills, and a voice that instantly pulls you in.
Enlightment - Faith Is The Key
Faith Is The Key
LP+7" | 2017 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
30,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After more than three decades as a lost classic, the debut album by Washington DC soul/gospel outfit Enlightment is finally receiving a proper release. Founded by ordained bishop Larry H. Jordan and his brother-in-law Frank Tinsley in the early 1980s, Enlightment was among the first groups to fuse modern R&B production with gospel themes. Unfortunately, the independent release of their 1984 debut album “Faith Is The Key” was torpedoed when both their distributor and pressing plant went out of business. Only a handful of “Faith Is the Key” LPs ever made it into the public’s hands.
As a result, the record became a holy grail for collectors. It was re-discovered around the year 2000, when copies started selling online for over $2000. While disappointed in the record’s lack of immediate impact, the group’s founders are not surprised by its recent revival. “It’s just good music with a spiritual message, that’s why it stood the test of time,” says Tinsley. “We made sure we had very crystal clear production,” adds Jordan. Thanks to an official vinyl re-release via Nature Sounds with worldwide distribution, listeners can now experience that innovation first-hand.
Felix (Arthur Russell & Nick Siano) - Tiger Stripes
Felix (Arthur Russell & Nick Siano)
Tiger Stripes
12" | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Sleeping Bag)
10,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Very rare early Arthur Russell & Nicky Siano co-produced single from 1984. Re-released in conjunction with Arthur Russell's co-founded Sleeping Bag Records. Re-mastered for 2014 and in original Sleeping Bag artwork. Contains both the original and extended mixes.
Flaunt Edwards - Planets Of Life (Kon & Flaunt's Scorpio Groove)
Flaunt Edwards
Planets Of Life (Kon & Flaunt's Scorpio Groove)
12" | 2020 | US | Original (Beat Junkie Sound)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Flaunt Edwards aka J.Rocc teams up with Kon for the "Planets Of Life (Flip)". The tracks has been a staple in many DJ's sets from Benji B, Kaytranada, Flammable DJs from Russia and many more DJs worldwide. The track is from one of R&B's finest group with an extra Drum track to attract the dancers.

The First track on Side B is a classic Disco track from an artist who said "Let's Start The Dance" extended in all the right parts for the dancers. This one has been played by the likes of Kenny Dope & Madlib. The second track is a major boogie stomper that has been a big request since J.Rocc released it "Make You Groove" on his Bandcamp page.

Flaunt Edwards is an alias of J.Rocc, when he want to explore the Disco / House side of things. When you see the name Flaunt on a release you know it's to make the people dance.
Gary's Gang - Let's Lovedance Tonight Danny Krivit Re-Edit Red Vinyl Edition
Gary's Gang
Let's Lovedance Tonight Danny Krivit Re-Edit Red Vinyl Edition
12" | 2007 | EU | Reissue (Sam Records)
11,99 €*
Release:2007 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Absolutely seminal Danny Krivit re-edit of Gary's Gang "Let's Lovedance Tonight"!
Originally released on Nurvous Records a decade ago this finally sees the light of day again... Original 12"s go for $100 each on discogs. Re mastered for 2016 and released in conjunction with the original Sam Records.
Gwen McCrae - Keep The Fire Burning / Funky Sensation
Hamad Kalkaba And The Golden Sounds - Hamad Kalkaba And The Golden Sounds
Hhy & The Kampala Unit - Lithium Blast
Hhy & The Kampala Unit
Lithium Blast
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Nyege Nyege Tapes)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
The untouchable Nyege Nyege Tapes turn up drivingly psychedelic visions of AfroLatin techno-meets-traditional-drumming by Portuguese/Uganda band HHY & The Kampala Unit, rendered in immersive widescreen dub and featuring special appearance of the Kampala Prison Brass Band for one of the wildest, heart-in-mouth rhythm trips of 2020. Helmed by Jonathan Saldanha of HHY & The Macumbas, and revolving ghetto activist Florence Lugemwa (trumpet) and percussionist Omutaba, ‘Lithium Blast’ is the latest, unprecedented collision of energies from the cultural fusion-accelerator of Nyege Nyege Tapes Kampala-based HQ. It follows the edits of HHY & The Macumbas’ ‘Camouflage Vector’ set, and the inventive examples of recent works by Metal Preyers, Villaelvin and Rian Treanor, with a cinematically scoped and body-conscious suite of 11 militant yet lush songs that surely prove Uganda’s capital city Kampala is a true epicentre of innovative new music in the modern day.
Jake Sollo - Boogie Legs Black Vinyl Edition
Jake Sollo
Boogie Legs Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1980 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
28,99 €*
Release:1980 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jake Sollo (Born in Nigeria as Nkem Okonkwo) started his career in the 1960s as a member of The Hykkers, a popular band that drew large audiences across the country (even during the turmoil of the Biafra civil war). After The Hykkers disbanded, Jake joined the Aba-based super-group The Funkees…a musical outfit turned into instant superstars due to the State Broadcasting Service's heavy rotation of their demo tracks. The Funkees became a phenomenon that spread across the country fast (and eventually to England where they were championed by the legendary John Peel). By 1976, due to creative and personal tensions, The Funkees slowly started disintegrating. Jake Sollo was soon offered the golden opportunity to join the ‘crème de la crème’ of Afro-rock groups: Osibisa. Jake’s distinctive rhythm guitar graced their hits, but his tenure with them was short-lived…in 1977, Sollo and two other members left the band because of financial disagreements.

Jake Sollo quickly moved on and did just fine after his experiences with said bands…he got steady work as a session musician and became a hot producer in the London scene. Eventually, that chapter came to a close as well (with budgets and visas to record in the UK becoming increasingly scarce at this point). Jake returned to Nigeria where he started recording and producing albums, during this period he became the MOST in-demand producer in Nigeria.

Sollo’s specialty was bouncy ‘high-gloss’ boogie (though he occasionally produced artists in other genres as well). Regardless of which style he was working in, a ‘Jake Sollo production’ was always instantly recognizable and his records’ main sonic signature was probably the distinct sound of the Prophet "V" synthesizer (a hot piece of hardware that was transforming music in Europe and America). Rumor has it that Sollo owned one of the two only Prophet synthesizers present on the African continent (the other one belonging to William Onyeabor). Without exaggeration and according to his peers…Jake was the hottest and most prolific music producer in Nigeria between the late 1970s and mid 1980s.

Next to his productions for other artists and major labels like EMI & Polydor, Jake Sollo would go on to record a total of three astonishing albums: ‘Coming Home’ (1977), ‘Show Me How’ (1979) and ‘Boogie Legs’ (1980). Boogie Legs would be Sollo’s final album, his career was cut short when he tragically died in a car accident in 1985…depriving the world of what no doubt would have been decades of more innovative and creative music.

On Boogie Legs, the listener is treated to Jake Sollo’s trademark sound with touches of pop, plenty of African groove disco, moments of psychedelic reggae, chattering guitars, mad synth skills and fat angular basslines … all bound together with Jakes distinctive guitar playing and smooth production. A triumphant album that combined the raw power from his roots with the slick tricks he learned in London. Also featured on these recordings are some ‘all-star’ guest appearances by musicians from the likes of Trevor Murrell (Kim Wilde, Sade) and Ray Carless (Maxi Priest, Adele).

Boogie Legs is a sexy monster of an album that shows off Jake Sollo as the multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire and Apostle of Nigerian music he was…the sound of an artist at the height of his power, with a career that came to an untimely end…but leaving us with a BIG legacy.

Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first ever vinyl reissue of Jake Sollo’s ‘Boogie Legs’ album (originally released in 1980 on Taretone). This rare Nigerian record (original copies tend to go for large amounts on the secondary market) is now finally back available as a limited vinyl edition (500 copies) complete with the original artwork.
Jay Nemor & Electrified - Sitting On Top Of The World
Jay Nemor & Electrified
Sitting On Top Of The World
7" | 2020 | UK | Original (Tesla Groove)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The second single from the forthcoming album "Break Free" finally sees the light of the day on Tesla Groove International Recordings through a beautiful video by Max Cavalli Cocchi who has put on images the real meaning of the song. As Jason says: "In our society addiction is something most of us, if not all of us, have to deal with. Directly or indirectly. Some times this addiction is to the detriment of ourselves, at times others, and at times both. Amongst the many addiction there's the worst of them all: MONEY! How much is enough? When is it too much? No one person should be expected to save the world but, If you have more money than a man could ever spend in a lifetime, then the people on your team should not struggle to afford the necessities of life while working full time". Of course we all know that this is called "system" but many of you will agree with me we could add the word "failing" to it. With this song we celebrate Davide Salzano entering the team with his Fender Precision Bass and VideoMax at the graphic controls. Huge thanks to anyone contributing to the making of this release, let's celebrate the failure of the system all together "SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD"! 300 copies pressed on a beautiful AQUA CRYSTAL VINYL
Johannes Enders & Micha Acher - Brookland Suite
Johannes Enders & Micha Acher
Brookland Suite
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Alien Transitor)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Brookland Suite’ is inspired by Micha Acher travels to New Orleans and Johannes Enders’ admiration for Gil Evans soundscapes. The unique instrumentation and the rough sound make Brookland a very special Suite for lovers of deep sounds. Johannes Enders is a saxophone player with his own distinguished voice, and a rich international performing experience, covering gigs with artists as diverse as Donald Byrd, Jeff Watts, Roy Hargrove, Vincent Herring, George Cables, Lester Bowie and Jamaaladeen Tacuma.
Karate Boogaloo - Kb's Mixtape No. 2
Karate Boogaloo
Kb's Mixtape No. 2
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Hope Street)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Karate Boogaloo bring you ‘KB’s Mixtape No. 2’ reminding us of the beauty of colouring outside the lines; their unconventional, wonky soul guided by a steadfast commitment to bending the rules. 2018’s KB’s Mixtape No. 1, a self-produced and released collection of interpretations of hip hop samples done in Karate Boogaloo’s immediately recognisable wonky style is fast becoming a cult classic amongst Melbourne’s diggers, selling out in local record stores through word of mouth alone. Now in late 2019, The KB’s bring you the second in their ‘KB’s Mixtape’ series with songs from the 80s that were sampled into your favourite hits. Songs by Blondie, Kraftwerk, Patti LaBelle & Stevie Nicks sampled by artists such as Destiny’s Child, Kanye West, Jay Z, Mariah Carey & Warren G, all flipped and twisted in Karate Boogaloo’s unique way. KB consistently sit in their own lane – their combination of raw musicianship and sheer time on the clock playing together in the studio and on stage gives them a glowing presence rarely seen. Making records, they follow their own rules; recording and mixing on tape with no plugins and no edits, releasing exclusively in mono. It’s not about anachronism, it’s about the KB manifesto: a chosen set of limitations forcing a specific outcome, an outcome best appreciated through their “KB’s Mixtape” series of LPs.
Kohsuke Mine - First
Kohsuke Mine
2LP | 1970 | UK | Reissue (BBE)
39,99 €*
Release:1970 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
BBE Music present the latest in the acclaimed J Jazz Masterclass Series: Kohsuke Mine ‘First’, the debut album by one of the leading artists in the new wave of modern jazz that swept Japan in the late 60s and early 70s. ‘First’ epitomises the shifting sound of the Japanese modern jazz scene of the time, characterised by rich textures and tones, kinetic rhythms, punctuated by urgent, angular melody lines.

Reissued for the first time since original 1970 release, Mine is joined by master keyboard player Masabumi Kikuchi on electric piano, and two American players – bassist Larry Ridley and drummer Lenny McBrowne – to deliver one of the strongest debuts in the J Jazz canon. ‘First’ announced the arrival of a serious talent, one who was to be a hugely influential figure in the Japanese jazz scene across the decade that followed and beyond. ‘First’ established an artist who built a reputation for standout albums spanning spiritual jazz, post-bop, modal and funk-fusion. All of that started here, on this exemplary album.

‘First’ is issued on CD, digital and vinyl. The vinyl edition is presented as a double album, cut at 45rpm by the Grammy-nominated Carvery, with full original reproduction artwork, including obi strip. Both CD and vinyl comes with a 4500 word sleeve note and interview with Kohsuke Mine by Tony Higgins, plus artist portraits by Shigeru Uchiyama.

J Jazz Masterclass Series is curated by Tony Higgins and Mike Peden for BBE Music.
Lowmac - Ride Wit It / Late Nights
Ride Wit It / Late Nights
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Austin Boogie Crew)
12,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The first international release on Austin Boogie Crew Records comes courtesy of Swedish producer Lowmac! Heavily influenced by West Coast hip-hop artists in his youth, Lowmac draws upon the G-Funk sound in his dynamic boogie and modern funk music. On his first-ever vinyl release, Lowmac offers two slices of future funk goodness on this bangin’ ABC 45!
“Ride Wit It” is a party starting banger with an infectious lead, driving handclaps, and an array of synths that weave in and out of the track’s steady groove.
“Late Nights” is the perfect cruising jam, carried by a smooth bassline and G-Funk synths. Imagine bright neon lights and good times.
Luisito Quintero - Percussion Maddness Part One
Luisito Quintero
Percussion Maddness Part One
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Vega)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Grammy award winner & multi grammy nominated Luisito Quintero grew up with the Latin American and African tradition of percussion. His father is just as much a percussionist as his uncle Carlos Nene Quintero and his cousin Roberto Quintero . He became a member of the Orquesta Simfonica de Venezuela , but soon appeared with ensembles such as Grupo Guaco and El Trabuco Venezolano and toured with Oscar D'León.
Maggie Herron - Another Wish / Holdin' On
Maggie Herron
Another Wish / Holdin' On
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Aloha Got Soul)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 400 copies // On these songs, Maggie shows the soulful side of her jazzy chops over two mid tempo groovers that live somewhere in the great sweet spot between AOR and modern soul, with Jazz as the foundation.

Recorded right before the advent of the digital era, the organic grooves of her band lay the foundation for her impressive vocal range that she is taking to great heights at the end of the A-side.
Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle Black Vinyl Edition
Marcos Valle
Marcos Valle Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
21,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
CLASSIC LP, featuring the Brazil boogie slammer, Estrelar. TIP!
"Marcos Valle is one of the few artists you cannot miss if you have the slightest interest in Brazilian music. Whether your taste is focused on bossa jazz, samba, psych folk or soul, Valle has surely recorded a great album for you. By the late 60s he had already put out enough quality records to secure a place within the top Brazilian songwriters of all time, but his career luckily did not stop there and he continued releasing amazing music over the following decades until this day. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-70s, tired of living under Brazil’s military dictatorship, and started to collaborate with such talented artists as Leon Ware or Chicago.
This self-titled LP from 1983 is the follow-up to the great “Vontade de rever você” (1981) and his second album after moving back to Brazil. It shows all the music influences received during his US years, especially boogie, soul and funk, featuring stellar collaborators: Lincoln Olivetti & Robson Jorge on keyboards and guitar and Leon Ware on backing vocals.
The opening track, the Brazilian boogie anthem ‘Estrelar’, is Marcos Valle’s biggest hit from the 80s and one of the most celebrated songs in his entire career, making clear that what he accomplished while in LA would now make its way into Brazil. ‘Estrelar’ is devoted to workout exercises under the sun and Valle pictures a beach lifestyle and summertime vibe across the entire album that pretty much describes his surfing days in Southern California.
A couple of early Valle’s classic songs, ‘Samba De Verao’ and ‘Viola Enluarada’, are updated here to sit nicely next to soaring disco tracks, ‘Para Os Filhos De Abraao’, killer vocal boogie numbers, ‘Dia D’, and blissing instrumentals, ‘Naturalmente’. And the list goes on and on over a well-balanced tracklist that satisfies both the listening pleasure and the dancefloor needs.
This is an essential album for lovers of 80s cool sounds and the work of Leon Ware, who is the co-writer of three songs in the LP, including the massive ‘Estrelar’ that was first drafted when both artists were working together in the States and then recorded again when Valle returned to Brazil. "
Mark IV - Signs Of Dying Love How I Feel For You DJ Spinna / Sean P / Ourra Mix
Mark IV
Signs Of Dying Love How I Feel For You DJ Spinna / Sean P / Ourra Mix
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Cordial)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The original 12" mix of Signs Of A Dying Love by Mark IV is available as a limited pressing from Cordial Recordings. The 1977 OTB release is much sought after by collectors of disco and soul music across the globe. We've also asked some of our favorite re-mixers to contribute with their own interpretation of 'How I Feel For You' by using the original stems from the recording sessions. DJ Spinna from Brooklyn is highly regarded as one the leading producers and re-mixers of the past three decades. He's provided his magic touch with a remix that could easily have fitted into the playlist of any discerning mid 70s disco DJ that had an edge. Original London Boogie Boy Sean P weaves the stems with a radio friendly floor winner that keeps the heat raised and the dancefloors crazed. Devon based Ourra performs a surgical twist with the disco grooves and conjures up an 80s boogie bomb that hits home hard.
Maya Killtron - Found You
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue Stereo Version
Moniquea - I Didn't Mean To Turn You On / Break No Hearts
I Didn't Mean To Turn You On / Break No Hearts
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Omega Supreme)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After overwhelming request we decided to unearth MONIQUEA's classic cover of "Didn't Mean To Turn You On" and dance floor heater "Break No Hearts". Originally only released on cassette in 2015 as a part of our "Is This The Future" show series, "Didn't Mean To Turn You On" is a testament to the supreme workmanship and masterful duo of MONIQUEA and XL MIDDLETON, these two didn't cover this song they gave it THE TREATMENT!! MONIQUEA pours herself in and holds nothing back, electrifying the classic with her seductive voice and unmatched intensity, even though she didn't mean to you're definitely going to be turned ON! "BREAK NO HEARTS"
continues the dance floor intensity with MONIQUEA's masterful original songwriting and ability to spill game over songs like no one else can! Her lyrics and seductive voice will not only level up your life, they will level up the dance floor as they lay over the uptempo silky smooth electrofunk freestyle groove that sits on three wheels with that G Funk lean-created by the one and only funk surgeon XL MIDDLETON! Guaranteed not to break your 45's box big heart, and burn up the dance floor worldwide!
Night People - I Can't Keep Crying / Instrumental
Norman Feels - Where Or When
Norman Feels
Where Or When
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Tidal Waves Music)
29,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Little is known about Norman Feels…but we do know that he was an underground soul sensation in the 1970s. He released two classic albums on Just Sunshine Records (the label that was also responsible for putting out milestone recordings by artists like Betty Davis, Karen Dalton and Arica). Over the years, Norman’s songs have been sampled by renowned acts from the likes of Ghostface Killah, Nas and Kanye West.

The sound his songs emit reminds of the classic soul coming out of New Jersey at the time, but it just has that extra thing going for it…something alternative and exceptional. This made for an excellent match with the ‘Just Sunshine’ label that released both of his albums. Just like his labelmate Betty Davis, Norman Feels was an artist that was hard to typecast and compare with his contemporaries/peers…this makes Norman’s work very interesting and worth every soul/funk connoisseur’s time.

Following up on his classic 1973 self-titled debut, Norman Feels treated his fans with another exceptional album (Where Or When from 1974). The songs on this one are a tad less dark & heavy, which makes it a bit more accessible to the listener…but certainly not less worthy! Norman’s sophomore album also features two carefully selected cover songs: Where or When written by Rodgers and Hart and the magnificent Till You Come Back to Me which was written by Stevie Wonder and made famous by Aretha Franklin. Just like on his debut album all the compositions have been beautifully arranged by David Van De Pitte (who is world-famous for the arrangements heard on Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’) and topped off by Sal Scaltro’s slick production work.

Next to Norman Feels’ fascinating writing skills and trademark voice you’ll find intriguing (and at times scary) themes about love, obsession, sadness…all wrapped in a looming, jazzy atmosphere complete with sharp lyrics (touching on subjects that were pretty controversial at the time). Fans of Norman’s debut will also hear the rich instrumentation and that dark psychedelic feeling they came to love…all of this makes Where Or When a total ‘must-have’ album that begs for a special place in your record collection!

Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the First ever vinyl reissue of this fantastic album (originally released in 1974 on Just Sunshine Records). 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 (500 copies).
Norman Feels - Where Or When Clear Vinyl Edition
Norman Feels
Where Or When Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Tidal Waves Music)
35,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Little is known about Norman Feels…but we do know that he was an underground soul sensation in the 1970s. He released two classic albums on Just Sunshine Records (the label that was also responsible for putting out milestone recordings by artists like Betty Davis, Karen Dalton and Arica). Over the years, Norman’s songs have been sampled by renowned acts from the likes of Ghostface Killah, Nas and Kanye West.

The sound his songs emit reminds of the classic soul coming out of New Jersey at the time, but it just has that extra thing going for it…something alternative and exceptional. This made for an excellent match with the ‘Just Sunshine’ label that released both of his albums. Just like his labelmate Betty Davis, Norman Feels was an artist that was hard to typecast and compare with his contemporaries/peers…this makes Norman’s work very interesting and worth every soul/funk connoisseur’s time.

Following up on his classic 1973 self-titled debut, Norman Feels treated his fans with another exceptional album (Where Or When from 1974). The songs on this one are a tad less dark & heavy, which makes it a bit more accessible to the listener…but certainly not less worthy! Norman’s sophomore album also features two carefully selected cover songs: Where or When written by Rodgers and Hart and the magnificent Till You Come Back to Me which was written by Stevie Wonder and made famous by Aretha Franklin. Just like on his debut album all the compositions have been beautifully arranged by David Van De Pitte (who is world-famous for the arrangements heard on Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’) and topped off by Sal Scaltro’s slick production work.

Next to Norman Feels’ fascinating writing skills and trademark voice you’ll find intriguing (and at times scary) themes about love, obsession, sadness…all wrapped in a looming, jazzy atmosphere complete with sharp lyrics (touching on subjects that were pretty controversial at the time). Fans of Norman’s debut will also hear the rich instrumentation and that dark psychedelic feeling they came to love…all of this makes Where Or When a total ‘must-have’ album that begs for a special place in your record collection!

Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the First ever vinyl reissue of this fantastic album (originally released in 1974 on Just Sunshine Records). This rare record (original copies tend to go for large amounts on the secondary market).
Orchestre Abass - Orchestre Abass
Orchestre Abass
Orchestre Abass
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Analog Africa)
28,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In 1972, Orchestre Abass released two incredible singles on Polydor. These records - featuring Samarin Banza, Haka Dunia and other afrofunk masterpieces - were powerful enough to knock any music head out, but it wasn’t until the discovery of some unreleased material by the band that the seeds for this project were planted.

All the music was licensed directly from the various composers of these songs. The vinyl is pressed on 180 High Quality Virgin Vinyl and the gatefold contains previously unseen pictures and a detailed biography of the might band.
Coming Soon
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.
Otim Alpha - Gulu City Anthems Black Vinyl Edition
Otim Alpha
Gulu City Anthems Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Nyege Nyege Tapes)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A download code is included. None-more-vital East African label Nyege Nyege Tapes present Otim Alpha’s melodic electro Acholi bangers on vinyl for the 1st time, following that blazing, acclaimed Sounds of Sisso compilation. Alpha’s debut international release Gulu City Anthems features 11 songs written and recorded between 2004 and 2015 in Northern Uganda and ranges from hi-velocity bangers to more romantic mid-tempo swagger, all serving a totally infectious showcase of his plugged-in take on traditional Larakaraka wedding music that’s bound to get a lot of listeners itching for a +1 invite to one of his ceremonial sessions (crashing is always an option, too).
Piero Umiliani - Grazie!
Piero Umiliani
2LP+CD | 2017 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Nature Sounds is proud to present GRAZIE! – A quintessential and truly unique approach to the work of legendary Italian composer, Piero Umiliani. Understandably inspired by a recent whirlwind Italo-adventure to both meet the maestro’s family and friends, as well as to visit his Sound Work Shop, renowned soundtrack and library record collector Mike Wallace immediately got to work compiling and mixing an all Umiliani DJ mix. The result is a fitting tribute and sonic treat for the senses: a double-LP compilation album and mix CD consisting of a prime selection of Umiliani’s soundtrack and library work, meticulously sourced off iconic rarities, and including classic tracks such as “Lady Magnolia”, “Nostalgia”, “Chaser”, and many more. Limited to only 1000 copies, GRAZIE! is sure to become an indispensable addition to the record collections of Italian soundtrack and library music aficionados worldwide.
Pretenders, The - Just Be Yourself (Kon Remix) / Just Be Yourself (Extended Mix)
Pretenders, The
Just Be Yourself (Kon Remix) / Just Be Yourself (Extended Mix)
12" | 2017 | US | Original (Family Groove)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Pretenders ‘Just Be Yourself’ remixed from the original Multitrack 2-inch tapes. World class DJ Kon has been busy doing groundbreaking re-works and remixes of Chic, Michael Jackson, George Benson, T.S. Monk, Donna Summer, Chaka Khan, Gil Scott Heron, Willie Bobo, Pleasure + many others.
His 3 Volume Off Track BBE compilations with Amir of previously unknown Disco, Funk, Boogie & Jazz tracks have gone on to influence tastemakers Dimitri From Paris, Gilles Peterson, Joey Negro, Mayer Hawthorne and a new generation of artists like Anderson .Paak & Floating Points.

This remix of a legendary and highly in demand Modern Soul track on Carnival Records keeps in step with the original recording while breaking ground into new sonic territory. The sound is rich and full due to Analog mixing by Kamal Humphrey through Maurice Starr’s SSL Board. Simply a future classic.
Ramp (Roy Ayers Music Project) - The Old One Two / Paint Me Any Color
Ramp (Roy Ayers Music Project)
The Old One Two / Paint Me Any Color
7" | 2007 | US | Reissue (Luv N' Haight)
12,99 €*
Release:2007 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Previously unreleased songs by RAMP
produced by Roy Ayers and reissued as a
limited 12in single in 2007 on Luv N'Haight.
- Both have been re-mastered and re-cut as a
7in single and housed in a picture sleeve.
Both produced by vibes-master Roy Ayers
post-release of their 1977 classic 'Come Into
Knowledge' album. These are not new recordings,
these are vintage RAMP. Two tracks previously
unheard but rescued recently from a demo the band
recorded on cassette. Newly mastered, eq'd and now
ready to rumble. "The Old One, Two" is a cover of a
Roy Ayers track (written by Ayers, William Allen and
Edwin Birdsong and originally released on the Roy
Ayers album 'A Tear To A Smile'.)
The RAMP version is punchier than the Roy Ayers
release. Powered by a nasty bass line the tune
transcends music eras sounding just as
contemporary as it did in 1977 and is destined to be
a DJ favorite. On the flipside is the boogie tune "Paint
Me Any Color," also written and produced by Roy
Ayers but never recorded by anyone else. These Roy
Ayers productions foreshadowed his classic releases
to come on the Uno Melodic label from acts like The
Eighties Ladies and Ethel Beatty.
For a long time RAMP were one of modern soul
music’s biggest mysteries. What did RAMP mean?
(FYI - Roy Ayers Master Production is the answer),
How come their album is so damn hard to find? Why
no second album? What was the relationship with
Roy Ayers? But heavily sampled (most notably on A
Tribe Called Quest’s “Bonita Applebum”) and much
adored for their sublime version of "Everybody Loves
The Sunshine" RAMP maintained a musical presence
despite a lack of music and info.
Reuben Howell - You Made Your Bed
Reuben Howell
You Made Your Bed
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
14,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dynamite cuts, has put together the all time B-BOY dancer and for the first on 45 the vocal version which is by Reuben Howell “You made your bed” This ALL time banger is a must have double. Perfect Djs tool, includes one of the greatest drum bass breaks of all time!!!
Ryan Porter - Force For Good
Ryan Porter
Force For Good
2LP | 2019 | Original (World Galaxy)
29,99 €*
Release:2019 / Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
With remarkable artistry and a deep emotional charge, Ryan Porter’s album Force For Good channels a powerful spiritual electricity that speaks directly to your soul. Backed by the West Coast Get Down on his third full-length release, the acclaimed trombonist takes inspiration from the positivity of jazz pioneer:

“The Force For Good album is my contribution to the legacy of John Coltrane’s message of peace, love, and unity through music." ~ Ryan Porter, XLR8R.

From masterfully controlled ballads to avant-garde vibrations, the album shines with the conviction of Porter’s rich tones behind the horn. Compositions are playfully fresh yet also quintessential, with hues of soul, funk, R&B, and hip hop folded into the jazz. It’s articulate and intelligent – and immensely satisfying.

Written and recorded over the last six years, Force For Good showcases Los Angeles’ thriving jazz movement. It features core members of the West Coast Get Down, the city’s influential jazz collective (and collaborators on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly– including Kamasi Washington (tenor sax, soprano sax), Miles Mosley (acoustic bass), Brandon Coleman (Fender Rhodes, piano), Thundercat (electric bass), Tony Austin (drums), and Cameron Graves (Fender Rhodes, piano). Other contributing members that appear on the album include Nia Andrews (vocals), Josef Leimberg (trumpet, percussion), Jumaane Smith (trumpet), Robert Miller (drums), Lyndon Rochelle (drums), Mahesh Bollicarrio (piano), Aaron Haggerty (drums), and Ryan Cross (acoustic bass).

Force For Good begins with a soul-lightening tribute to “Madiba” aka Nelson Mandela. Its persuasive uplift pushes through the chaos, a fitting homage for a leader whose legacy of self-sacrifice and compassion cuts through the turmoil of modern life. A serenade follows, “Maggie” – Porter’s favorite track on the album, which was written for his mother. “This song is a sonic description of how sweet and loving her spirit is,” he explains.

Nia Andrews lends her golden voice to “Heaven Only Knows,” her words curling around the notes like wisps of smoke. The band sweeps into Stevie Wonder’s brilliant “Blame It on the Sun” with a cinematic, wide-screen arrangement by Porter. From the classic jam session of “Mesosphere” to the wild elation of “World on Wheels,” the album plays with the audacious possibilities and limitless power of jazz.
Ryan Porter - Spangle Lang-Lane
Ryan Porter
Spangle Lang-Lane
LP | 2017 | US | Original (World Galaxy / Alpha Pup)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Running in parallel with the powerful wave of transformation that occurred with the advent of recording technology in the 1800s, children’s music has been a critically important part of the evolving pace of modern culture. Through the entire body of children’s music, few have truly deviated from the normal harmonic and melodic structures of past composers. This is about to change in the fall of 2017 as West Coast Get Down co-founder Ryan Porter will present Spangle-Lang Lane, a collection of music that revamps and puts a facelift on some of the world’s most beloved children’s songs.
The ethos of Spangle-Lang Lane equally lives in the visual realm, coupled with puppets and a film series that takes on the life of the West Coast Get Down and various jazz luminaries. From episode to episode, you can expect to see main characters Ryan Porter and Crazy Jake, along with puppet versions of Duke Ellington, Kamasi Washington, Louis Armstrong, Brandon Coleman, Tony Williams, Terrace Martin, Miles Davis, Thundercat, John Coltrane, and many others. As the influence of Sesame Street started to filter into Ryan Porter’s dreams, he quickly sought out the right tools and knowledge for creating his own puppets. Ryan adds more detail on how the puppet world of the album formed.
S.O.U.L. - Burning spear
Burning spear
7" | US | Original (Top Pop)
5,99 €*
Release:US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
/ Jimmy Castor Bunch 'its just began'
Salinas - Strauss Mania / Baioa
Sault - Untitled (Black Is) w/ Damaged Sleeve / Seamsplit
Untitled (Black Is) w/ Damaged Sleeve / Seamsplit
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Forever Living Originals)
28,99 €*
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.”
Sentiments, The - She Won't Be Gone Long / Instrumental
Sentiments, The
She Won't Be Gone Long / Instrumental
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Transistor Sound)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sweet California Soul with remnants of Philly and Chicago Doo-Wop make this new 45 from Transistor Sound a must have for fans of the slow and low sound. The Sentiments have composed in one song a companion for warm summer nights and long winter days. Let the sweet, soulful sounds of “She Won’t Be Gone Long” wash over you. Lush strings and horns compliment a brilliant falsetto lead that pull on the heartstrings. This 45 encompasses everything you want a lowrider slow jam so don’t sleep on it. Produced and recorded entirely at the incomparable Transistor Sound Studio, featuring members of Monophonics, Gene Washington & The Ironsides, Paul & The Tall Trees, His Extraordinaires Horns and The Sha La Das.
Serge Gainsbourg - Melody Nelson / Cargo Culte Instrumental Edits
Shaolin Afronauts - Flight Of The Ancients
Shaolin Afronauts
Flight Of The Ancients
LP | 2011 | UK | Reissue (Freestyle)
20,99 €*
Release:2011 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The mysterious afro-soul of The Shaolin Afronauts rst echoed across the dance oors of Australia in late 2008. Heavily inspired by the sounds of 1970's West Africa, Ethiopia and the pioneering avant-garde jazz artists of the same period, The Shaolin Afronauts draw on the this highly innovative and sometimes volatile era in music, using it as inspiration to create music with the same re and intensity. Though there is something refreshing and original about the Afronauts, their music could be described as somewhere in between the heavy Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and the Ethio-Jazz of Mulatu Astatke. The key to the Shaolin Afronauts unique sound is the line-up, which comprises of a three piece horn section, 5 piece rhythm section and three percussionists, and this polyrhythmic approach layers the groups sound with a mesmerizing and hypnotic texture. Kicking off with Journey Through Time (also released as the A side of the limited edition 12 inch vinyl single: Fsr091) the multiple layers of percussion and rhythms indeed unleash an unstoppable groove, which is nicely balanced against the albums slower, more introspective moments, such as Rise With The Blind which along with haunting, mellow Scarab prove that contemporary afrobeat rooted music doesn't always have to be an unrelenting, uptempo assault on the senses and can provide moments of sheer beauty and reection. This added element of subtlety sets The Shaolin Afronauts music apart from much of the recent crop of other bands with similar inuences, That said, these guys are still a collective capable of burning some stone cold classic and killer grooves, The Shaolin Afronauts are the band to watch out for in 2011! .
Social Lovers & Adam Chini - New Directions In Funk Volume 5
Social Lovers & Adam Chini
New Directions In Funk Volume 5
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Soul Clap)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
New Directions In Funk returns for its fifth exploration of all things funky and electronic. For this edition we finally welcome Social Lovers into the Soul Clap Records fam with a deep soulful chugger. And on the flip West Coast musical maestro Adam Chini brings us an electro funk banger ready for the dancefloor. Our last two 45s sold out quick so get it while the gettins good...
Sokratis Votskos Quartet - Sketching The Unknown
Sokratis Votskos Quartet
Sketching The Unknown
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Jazzman)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Linking the ancient and the modern across time and space, the Sokratis Votskos Quartet presents Sketching the Unknown – a modern jazz journey into the folk and modal music of ancient Greece.

Playing rich original compositions, the Quartet draw freely on Greek and Balkan folk sources, jazz idioms, and the classical makams of the near East. Returning to ancient Greek modes such as Dorian, Phrygian and Lydian, a fresh perspective is brought to the modal style that was popularised by Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Herbie Hancock. Expertly versed in musical theory, the pioneering jazz players that adapted these modes for the new jazz of the late 1950s and 1960s worked in full knowledge of their ancient Greek historical origins. The musical freedom offered by these ancient scales helped them take their music to a higher level as they laid the groundwork for the spiritual moment in jazz.

On Sketching the Unknown, the Sokratis Votskos Quartet brings that process full circle, linking today's jazz back to the ancient modes and microtonal folk music of Greece and the Near East. Deep modal jazz sounds from an ancient source!
South Shore Commission / Ultra High Frequency - Free Man / We're On The Right Track (Moulton Mixes)
Stark Reality - Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop
Stretch & Bobbito + The M19s Band - No Requests
Stretch & Bobbito + The M19s Band
No Requests
Tape | 2020 | US | Original (Uprising Music)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Stretch and Bobbito’s debut album No Requests explores the legendary club DJs’ vast musical knowledge with covers of songs directly from their record crates! Featuring the M19s Band, a live band of elite hand-picked musicians, the gatekeepers of ‘90s Hip Hop step outside their foundational genre base to produce Latin, Afro-beat, Samba, Jazz, Reggae, and Soul reinterpretations of dance floor bangers—ranging from popular to rare and obscure—which loosely depart expected structure and create new nuances to familiar tunes. The group also offers original compositions along the sonic journey. All tracks have one goal in mind: GROOVE!
Sudan Archives - Athena Bronze Marbled Vinyl Edition
Sudan Archives
Athena Bronze Marbled Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
She first emerged as an avant-garde violinist who channeled her playing through loop pedals. Then songwriter, vocal performer, and beatmaker. She's captivated audiences at festivals around the world, touring her trail-blazing EPs Sudan Archives (2017) and Sink (2018). Sudan's many identity coalesces in her debut album, Athena: a psychedelic, magnetic take on modern R&B.

"When I was a little girl, I thought I could rule the world," Sudan Archives announces in the sparse, string-plucked opening bars of Athena, on the strident "Did You Know". Her musicality and sense of self-belief developed as a young child in the church. Born Brittney Parks, but called Sudan from a young age, she moved around Cincinnati, Ohio many times as a child; religion and music were the most stable forces in her life. It was in church that Sudan began learning to play the violin by ear, participating in ensemble performances. "I remember begging my mom to get me a violin," she says. "From there I just never let it go – it felt like I had a purpose."

Growing up with a twin sister, Sudan also learned young that she was the "bad twin". Her stepdad – a one-time music industry executive – tried to turn the two into a pop duo when they were teenagers, but Sudan would miss rehearsals and curfew so frequently that the project was abandoned. Still, the experience was valuable: "My stepdad basically planted this whole idea of artistry as a career," she remembers. Though she left the band behind, Sudan clung onto the idea of pursuing music when she moved to Los Angeles at age 19. While studying and holding down two jobs, she would spend her spare time "fucking around with some beats and making some weird shit", which she released tentatively under the name Sudan Moon – a combination of her childhood nickname and her love of Sailor Moon. The ethereal quality of those early lo-fi, G-funk-inspired beats would eventually make its way into Sudan's current sound.

It was once she discovered ethnomusicology, and learned to incorporate the violin into her beats, that she really unlocked a new level. Cameroonian electronic music pioneer Francis Bebey was an early inspiration: "His music is so simple, and the way he combines strings and electronic music is such a vibe.” From there, she educated herself about other artists and ethnomusicologists, learning about the history of one-string fiddling in Ghana, Sudan, and all over the world, which "blew my mind". Now a fervent crate-digger with ambitions of studying ethnomusicology, she changed her artist name to Sudan Archives.

After she met with Stones Throw A&R and Leaving Records founder Matthewdavid, Peanut Butter Wolf signed her to Stones Throw. Her self-titled debut EP introduced the world to Sudan's fusion of North African-style fiddling, layered R&B harmonies, and pared-back production. Her second EP Sink was a resounding six-track statement that, according to Jenn Pelly at Pitchfork, saw Sudan "level up as a songwriter" — especially true of the bold self-love song "Nont For Sale".

Those EPs, Sudan says, were "like a haiku of what the album is". Athena is "more in your face, more confrontational – and that's also how I've grown as an artist. I used to be a hermit who would make beats in her bedroom, but now I'm working with other writers, producers and instrumentalists, I've learned how to communicate. It feels like I'm almost back in church." At first, it was tough for Sudan to cede any control in her creative process, but as she got stuck into the sessions with producers Wilma Archer (Jessie Ware, Nilufer Yanya), Washed Out, Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Sampha, King Krule), and Paul White (Danny Brown, Charli XCX), she opened up. The resulting album, whittled down to 12 taut tracks from around 60, is her most ambitious work yet.

On the album's cover, she poses as a Greek goddess sculpted in bronze. Simultaneously at her most powerful — channelling the energy of her princess warrior heroes Xena and Sailor Moon — and her most vulnerable, Sudan challenges the viewer to see what's under the surface. "I'm naked!" she says. "I don't have anything to hide at all, it's all out there."
Tolbert Family Singers, The - Ride The Gospel Train
Tolbert Family Singers, The
Ride The Gospel Train
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Cordial)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Tolbert Family Singers with 'Ride The Gospel Train' is one of the finest examples of gospel meets disco with it's left field electronic drum beats underpinning the wonderful gravel vocal delivery of OC Tolbert. The original 7" pressing on MTF has been consistently rising in price in recent years. On the flip we're treated to a previously unreleased on vinyl solo song by OC with the inspirational 'Give It To Glory.'
Trailer Limon & Max Kane - Ego Death / East Liberty Quarters - Mids
Trailer Limon & Max Kane
Ego Death / East Liberty Quarters - Mids
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Omega Supreme)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
41Funk Crew and Bay area legend MAX KANE teams up with one of the Bay's rising star's and one of most versatile musical talents TRAILER LIMON, combining their superpowers to put their stamp on the next wave of modern Funk with "EGO DEATH". MAX KANE rolls out a masterful arrangement that commands your attention and has us walking in rhythm with drums that slap, a rubber bassline with a boogaloo bounce and laser lead synths lighting up the path for TRAILER LIMON to complete the sonic funk baptism with his flawless voice and even more powerful message. This might be the opening single for any funk night trying to achieve and complete FULL FUNKALATION!

After transformation comes pure love and that's exactly what EAST LIBERTY QUARTERS delivers with "MIDS" a beautiful arrangement with their classic delicate abilities that shine light and open up the horizon to pure sonic bliss. After a short break this masterful trio returns with a enchanting and hypnotic groove that builds up with ice cold synth arrangements and then bodies you with warm basslines sewed together with flawless drums. MIDS way through you realize you have fully left planet earth and you are now on the EAST LIBERTY QUARTERS MOTHERSHIP, enjoy the glide!
Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) - Tuxedo III
Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)
Tuxedo III
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Funk On Sight)
23,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bonding over a shared love of Chic, Parliament and the other signs in the greater funk Zodiac, Mayer Hawthorne (Aquarius) and Jake One (Taurus), collectively known as Tuxedo, return with their third studio album, Tuxedo III released on the Tuxedo-owned and newly launched label, Funk on Sight,. Their powers combined have yet again yielded a bevy of absolute slappers that are packaged perfectly for dance floors in 2019. The album includes features from MF DOOM, DaM-FunK, Leven Kali, Benny Sings, Gavin Turek and others. Tuxedo is back to remind you that the dance floor will always be there to welcome you, whoever you are.
Unknown - Waffles001
12" | 2015 | EU | Original (Waffles)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Limited information on this release, it contains two super edits that have been heavily road tested on a certain soundsytem that is currently doing the rounds. Not much information beyond that but the music speaks for itself. Slow mo with impact and energy. More soon.
V.A. - Chebran - French Boogie 82/89 Volume 2
Chebran - French Boogie 82/89 Volume 2
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"To succeed in life is to believe in this moment when all
is magic, when you're a giant; to succeed in life is to cross an ocean, not knowing
what for nor whom for, to be off on an adventure, quite simply" Bernard Tapie The
French in the 80s were not faint-hearted: as some threw themselves heart and soul
into music or business, others wouldn't mind going bottomless to get themselves
noticed_ While Bernard Tapie soon realized his own fortune was rather to be found
in business, many music-loving dreamers already imagined themselves in the sun, in
an enchanting world made of funky rhythms and synthesizers. While the French
National Front was growing in the shadow of François Mitterrand, these guys mixed
New York-style funk with electronic, Eastern or African sounds. These musicians
from all backgrounds - often lovers of "gentle pranking" as introduced by the newlylicensed
independent radio stations - were seeking the easy money they were told
about so much. With their genre-crossing arrangements and often chanted lyrics,
they brought honor to the "SOS Racisme" generation, unconsciously outlining the
nascent French contemporary urban culture. It must be said, the time was conducive
to all kinds of mixes: following the left's accession to power, many illegal immigrants
had just been sorted out, and Southern cultures were in vogue in all fields. The
French, while admiring Grace Jones' "savage beauty" in Jean-Paul Goude's
advertisements, were enjoying their freshly-gained fifth week of paid vacation,
tanning on the beaches of Maghreb. Following The Clash's example, punks and
rockers converted to reggae, and the new independent radios opened up their
programming to "world music". Even politicians - of all persuasions - frequented the
select Parisian nightclub Keur Samba to discreetly scheme with the future of
"Françafrique" to the sound of disco and exotic hits_
V.A. - Disco É Cultura Volume 1 Black Vinyl Edition
Disco É Cultura Volume 1 Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Mad About)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Brazilian Funk Soul Finest Record Collection. A tasty slice of '70s and '80s Brazilian Soul and Funk especially the one from the glorious ’70s. Soul and Funk was taking shape all over the world in the 1970s. Brazilians built on their own phenomenal music, combining it with influences of Funk and Soul music from abroad to create something uniquely Brazilian. The disco-boogie-funk sound produced in Brazil in the late 70s and early 80s has been under the spotlight. Some records have become established classics and bestsellers. Many others have become cult records that have remained largely unknown to the general public, some of these rare records are now collected in the first volume of “Disco é Cultura”.
V.A. - Forge Your Own Chains
V.A. - International Breaks Volume 2
International Breaks Volume 2
LP | 2014 | US | Original (International Breaks Inc.)
13,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another break record featuring rare & exotic break beats from all over the world!

International Breaks 202 features 101 NEW breaks from from the late 60’s to early 80’s. A team assembled a comprehensive break beat kit with ultra rare gems from Russia, China, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, Holland, Italy, Poland, UK, and Brazil.
V.A. - Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990
Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990
2CD | 2019 | US | Original (Light In The Attic)
29,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
2CDs housed in a 7" Booklet.

Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series continues with Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990, an unprecedented overview of the country’s vital minimal, ambient, avant-garde, and New Age music – what can collectively be described as kankyō ongaku, or environmental music. The collection features internationally acclaimed artists such as Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Joe Hisaishi, as well as other pioneers like Hiroshi Yoshimura, Yoshio Ojima and Satoshi Ashikawa, who deserve a place alongside the indisputable giants of these genres.

In the 1970s, the concepts of Brian Eno’s “ambient” and Erik Satie’s “furniture music” began to take hold in the minds of artists and musicians around Tokyo. Emerging fields like soundscape design and architectural acoustics opened up new ways in which sound and music could be consumed. For artists like Yoshimura, Ojima and Ashikawa, these ideas became the foundation for their musical works, which were heard not only on records and in live performances, but also within public and private spaces where they intermingled with the sounds and environments of everyday life. The bubble economy of 1980s Japan also had a hand in the advancement of kankyō ongaku. In an attempt to cultivate an image of sophisticated lifestyle, corporations with expendable income bankrolled various art and music initiatives, which opened up new and unorthodox ways in which artists could integrate their avant-garde musical forms into everyday life: in-store music for Muji, promo LP for a Sanyo AC unit, a Seiko watch advert, among others that can be heard in this collection.

Kankyō Ongaku is expertly compiled by Spencer Doran (Visible Cloaks) who, with a series of revelatory mixtapes as well as his label Empire of Signs (Music For Nine Postcards), has been instrumental in shepherding interest in this music outside of Japan. Together with Light In The Attic’s celebrated anthologies I Am The Center and The Microcosm, Kankyō Ongaku helps to broaden our understanding of this quietly profound music, regardless of the environment in which it’s heard.
V.A. - Love Saves The Day: History Of Dance Music 1970-79 Part 1
Love Saves The Day: History Of Dance Music 1970-79 Part 1
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Reappearing)
25,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For the last 20 years London-based author and party organiser Tim Lawrence has dedicated himself to excavating the history of New York City party culture and bringing some of the most powerful aspects of that culture to London’s dance scene, from where it has ricocheted around the world.
V.A. - Mobilisation Generale - Protest And Spirit Jazz From France 1970-1976
Mobilisation Generale - Protest And Spirit Jazz From France 1970-1976
2LP | 2013 | EU | Original (Born Bad)
21,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
While singles from the Stones, Who, Kinks and MC5 provided an incendiary soundtrack for the revolution, it was Black Americans who truly blew the world from its foundations in the 60s. Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Albert Ayler and Archie Shepp left behind the jazz of their fathers' generation, liberating the notes, trashing the structures, diving headfirst into furious improvisations, inventing a new land without boundaries - neither spiritual nor political. Free jazz endowed the saxophone with the power to destroy the established order. In 1969, the Art Ensemble of Chicago arrived at the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier in Paris and a new fuse was lit. Their multi-instrumentalism made use of a varied multiplicity of "little instruments" (including bicycle bells, wind chimes, steel drums, vibraphone and djembe: they left no stone unturned), which they employed according to their inspirations. The group's stage appearance shocked as well. They wore boubous (traditional African robes) and war paint to venerate the power of their free, hypnotic music, directly linked to their African roots. They were predestined to meet up with the Saravah record label (founded in 1965 by Pierre Barouh), already at the vanguard of as-yet unnamed world music. Brigitte Fontaine's album Comme à la radio, recorded in 1970 after a series of concerts at the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier, substantiated the union of this heiress to the poetic and politically committed chanson francaise (Magny, Ferré, Barbara) with the Art Ensemble of Chicago's voodoo jazz and the Arab tradition perpetuated by her companion Areski Belkacem.
V.A. - Step Inside My Soul - Rare '70s And Modern Soul
V.A. - The Cole Slaw Club
V.A. - The Mood Mosaic: The Hascisch Party
V.A. - Voulez Vous Cha-Cha? French Cha-Cha 1960-1964
Voulez Vous Cha-Cha? French Cha-Cha 1960-1964
LP | 2019 | EU | Original ()
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Careful, “Let’s not get angry” suggests Spartaco Sax, the famed song accompanying French daily paper FRANCE-SOIR’s campaign against road violence: music isn’t that serious, often times really not. In any case, it is with this not so serious ear that one should listen to this selection of chachacha, mambo and other genres to twist and madison to, as music-lovers pinch their noses and block their ears. And yet, these breezy and light songs under their false airs of effortlessness draw out an astonishing analysis of late 1950s France with its partying baby boomers. Put on your dancing shoes, everyone on the dancefloor, let’s go baby.
The record starts out with an esoteric organ, a guitar straight out of a western, a vibey rhythm section, a speeding saxophone, a glamorous voice, a curious keyboard, a slightly panicky tempo… “Please Mr Hitchock!” calls out a voice from the unknown, on an arrangement that’s about to lose control.
The tone is set. Eins Zwei Drei, cries out Spartaco Andreoli, creator of the Chachacha for tunas, lyrics that are absurd accompanying music that isn’t so much so. And this is just the beginning. I can already see those making fun of it, and yes, I admit it does sound a bit comically-tragic, but more often than not, a persistent riff or melody will get stuck in your head, a chorus that you’ll start unintentionally humming, your foot that starts beating unbeknownst to you. “C’est bon ça dis donc !” (This is pretty good), suggest the Los Goragueros, at the start of their Mambo Miam Miam (Yum Yum). A smooth sax, a double bass that sways and shattering percussions, this song anonymously written by Alain Goraguer (there is often an “os” (bone), added to the band name for a little authenticity, i.e Los Chiquitos and Los Albinos) is actually quite tasty. This arranger and pianist who went on to write the indispensable Planète Sauvage (Wild Planet) is not the only one to have advanced half-masked in these tropical times. Just as Michel Legrand devoted himself to rock music, for better or worst.
Tropical music and France go way back. Indeed, this tropism for exotic music, not without the mannerisms that go with it, has been around. Just think of the period between both world wars, when the Paris of the roaring twenties fluttered to the sound of Latin-American orchestras. The influential Brazilian musician Pixinguinha came through in 1922, the charismatic Cuban singer Rita Montaner triumphed a few years later at the famed Palace and the brilliant clarinettist Stellio from Martinique had everyone dancing through the night to the beguine (a dance style from Martinique)… Seedy cabarets and fishy clubs mixing up different peoples and music until the early hours. From Montparnasse to Montmartre, dancing clubs bloomed throughout the capital while the World Exhibition sold a rather uncertain idea of the other tropics: a discounted and fantasized exotic dream of island life. It’s in bars like Jimmy’s, by La Coupole, or the Melody’s nestled in the heights of Pigalle, where Don Marino Barreto’s (Cuban pianist and singer who emigrated to Paris in the 1920s) orchestra made the heyday of a surreal and carefree Paris. Parisian Ray Ventura and his band Les Collégiens, quite the breeding ground for funny songs, at times almost delirious, were always a big part of the party.
And after the Second World War, it started all over again. Rico’s Creole Band was one of the great Creole orchestras to sway all of Paris, the Blomet Ball brought together the Afro-Caribbean communities, L’Escale became an essential dancing ground for lovers of Latin music, the pianist Eddie Warner was one of these pillars, accompanied by his “rhythms”, a “witty orchestra with 85% of French musicians, only the percussionists were South American”. Another jazzman, Henri Rossotti, also navigated in the warm waters of these gentle tropical shores. They covered sambas and mambos, adapting Benny Moré and Pérez Prado. Hot, like the hard-hitting Benny Bennett and his orchestra of Latin American music, which ended up being the training grounds of many apprentice improvisers. On the menu: calypso, merengue… and of course chachacha. Shortly after, the Los Machucambos, a South American band created in the Latin Quarter performed music between guajira and flamenco and its song Pepito marked the start of the trio’s success.
At the time, Latin-style combos were all the rage in France such as the chachacha which was officially invented in the early 1950s by Enrique Jorrin, soon followed by the pachanga, becoming a staple of black-and-white films. In the long run, this music has become a sort of French standard, adapted by many: Boris Vian oftentimes, Bourvil, Bob Azzam, Gainsbourg, Carlos (jokingly), Louis Chedid, Vanessa Paradis… Taking it a little far, you could even detect the beginnings of the french touch. This Chachacha affair is emblematic of the atypical history of popular music, that of back-alleys, far from the paths and furrows of glory. Music, raised from the grave and dusted off by the Born Bad record label. In terms of latin music, these records that were patiently found in flea markets are becoming a rarity, even if most are worth three euros and six cents: this low cost hobby is underestimated by licensed collectors, who run like lunatics towards triple-zero rarities.
Chachacha Transistor, predicted the unlikely Jacky Ary, known for his less digestible Mange des tomates (Eat tomatoes). With the approach of the 1960s, typical music styles were found all over the country, from the northern plains to the southern sea. Never failing to cheer up dances, nor to whet the appetite of a burgeoning industry, which often seized it by opportunism, not without a tinge of cynicism. After all, one must sell records to the desolate youth, at all costs and any price. These 7-inch vinyl records were therefore recorded at Barclay, Vogue and co. Low-consumption products intended to supply the shelves of budding suburban supermarkets. The idea was to convert a North-American trend in the studio, by summoning old geezers (Paul Mauriat under the pseudonym of Eduardo Ruo, at the top of the list…) who would play young and interpret these rhythms with a distorted vision. All for just one season and all this before summer hits were a thing. It was already the same idea though, but in more of a D.I.Y fashion. A quick fix, just enough time for the producers to get some juicy revenue, the same ones who recruited teams to perform these “inferior” works. Most were flops, but a few made it big such as Jean Yanne answering to Henri Salvador for Allo Brigitte, a classic of the “comic-musical” genre. It’s author Norma Maine went on to write quite a few of these quirky songs.
Most had improbable dialogue, as well as senseless adaptations such as the Marchand de melons (The Melon Merchant) distorting Herbie Hancock’s Watermelon Man, a result of automatic writing in order to come up with ridiculous lyrics. What can be said about Tarte à la nana (Girl Pie), and how about Ça c’est du poulet ? (This is Chicken?) Or the terrible Soukou Soukou, on the limit of bad taste, words of a colonist… When it comes to reappropriating foreign know-how, the results can turn out strange like a surreal shock of cultures. Improbable mixes, like chacha bebop, latino tempo and scat jazz… It all definitely swings and is sometimes even quite impressive. Because magical loose moments are to be found in these records made to order, records that were just trying to recreate a successful pre-existing North American formula. They recorded them on the line, in the original spirit, or inconspicuously modified them, not only for fun, but also for the pleasure of adding on a chorus which would take the song a little further, or a well adjusted rhyme that would denote a touch of derision, a French tradition that was to be repeated in rock as in punk, and even bossa nova. The key often being explosive arrangements, occasionally beautiful choruses, radiant mishaps, confusing mistakes, not necessarily off-topic, all in all some sweet musical trips that always have an effect on the dancefloor when it’s time to boogie. Try it out, you’ll see, it works every time, if you don’t abuse of it. Moderation is recommended for this music that should be served either at cocktail hour or after midnight…
White Blinds, The - Brown Bag / Muddy Water
White Blinds, The
Brown Bag / Muddy Water
7" | 2020 | US | Original (F-Spot)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The White Blinds bring you their latest installment in F-Spot Records Homage 45 Series.A group of musicians who can surely take things up a notch, Michael Duffy, Matt Hornbeck, and Carey Frankdon't disappoint.Side-A features the burning classic Brown Bag by Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones, with a subtle twist to the arrangement in true White Blinds fashion. Side-B features the all original tune Muddy Water which could have easily been written in the golden years of 60’s soul jazz. A nice mid tempo feel that’s a favorite around here. This tune really stands out andhighlights the songwriting craft of Duffy, Hornbeck, Frank, and instrumental Organ Trio music.
Willie West & The High Society Brothers - Lost Soul
Willie West & The High Society Brothers
Lost Soul
LP | 2014 | EU | Original (Timmion)
15,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the Fall of 2014, Timmion Records, an independent recording studio and label located in Helsinki, Finland brings to the world an album's worth of exceptionally potent soul music. Lost Soul, the fresh release from the underappreciated New Orleans legend Willie West redefines the emotive and artistic quality of contemporary soul music. It takes the music far away from formulaic modes of the genre, and crafts its own swampy, dark, and poetic space, which leans more towards the work by independent songwriters of the 1970's than their commercial counterparts.

Lost Soul continues on the moody path laid by the 7" single recordings West has done with The High Society Brothers band from the year 2009. The group is composed of the key members of the Finnish funk powerhouse The Soul Investigators, who have previously backed worldwide success stories for artists such as Nicole Willis and the vocal duo Myron & E.

Born and raised in Louisiana, Willie West made his first recording already in the year 1959. While being backed by The Meters, he also had one release on Warner Brothers in the mid 1970's, plus numerous singles produced by Allen Toussaint. Even though he was noticed locally and in the circles of soul music aficionados with minor hits such as "Did You Have Fun" in 1960, Willie never managed to break to national success. During the past years, he has lived in Minnesota and kept himself busy in music. Lost Soul might be just the thing that finally gives him wider recognition.
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