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Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA Limited Yellow Vinyl Edition
Michael Kiwanuka
KIWANUKA Limited Yellow Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Polydor)
29,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited colored vinyl. Hurry!

Michael Kiwanuka releases his third studio album on 25th October 2019. Store exclusive special edition format includes Kiwanuka pressed onto heavyweight orange vinyl.

‘KIWANUKA’ was recorded in New York, LA and London. Michael returned to the studio with Danger Mouse and Inflo, the same production team that combined so magnificently on Love & Hate, KIWANUKA finds a new assuredness in Michael’s writing, and takes the basic sonic blueprint of that last record to a dizzying new realm.

Michael will tell you of his love for records that entwine their songs with incidental skits and shape-shifting spiralling outros, so the listener experience is almost that of listening to one long, dramatic song. KIWANUKA fulfils that winding, dream-like haze, unhurried.
KIWANUKA is Michael serving from the heart, from the mind, and from the soul.

On the album title, Michael explains “This album, it’s kind of a defiant thing; I’m engaging with who I am and I’m not going to have an alter ego, or become Sasha Fierce or Ziggy Stardust, even through everyone’s telling me I need to be this, that or the other. I can just be Michael Kiwanuka
Makaya McCraven - In The Moment HHV Exclusive Tan Vinyl Deluxe Edition
Makaya McCraven
In The Moment HHV Exclusive Tan Vinyl Deluxe Edition
3LP | 2019 | EU | Original (International Anthem)
29,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 300 copies, exclusively available at HHV!

Makaya McCraven’s modern classic, International Anthem debut In The Moment is available on vinyl for the first time since 2015, when the album’s breakout success made the first pressing an overnight scarcity (in addition to an “Album of the Week” for Gilles Peterson on BBC, and eventually a “Best Album of 2015” in the Los Angeles Times, NY Observer, Pop Matters & Chicago Reader). And as a bonus, for this new Deluxe vinyl edition, International Anthem compiled the original 19-track collection with the 40 minute E&F Sides to make it a full 3xLP set!
V.A. - Dramatic Funk Themes Volume 4
Yvon (präsentiert von Carsten Erobique Meyer & Jacques Palminger) - Yvon im Kreis Der Liebe
Yvon (präsentiert von Carsten Erobique Meyer & Jacques Palminger)
Yvon im Kreis Der Liebe
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (a sexy)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
Erobique & Palminger präsentieren 11 neue Songs gesungen von Yvon („Wann strahlst du?“)

YVON IM KREIS DER LIEBE vereint elf Songs, die von Carsten 'Erobique' Meyer und Jacques Palminger für Yvon Jansen geschrieben wurden. Befreundete Musiker/innen und Sängerinnen wurden zu den Aufnahmen der Titel eingeladen, andere kümmerten sich um die Produktion des Albums. Artwork, Fotos, Video - alle sind sie IM KREIS DER LIEBE.

Flashback:
Eine erste Zusammenarbeit von Yvon, Erobique & Palminger gab es 2006 im Rahmen des Mitmach-Projektes SONGS FOR JOY am Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin. MusikerInnen, TexterInnen und SängerInnen wurden über Radiojingles und Presseausschreibungen aufgerufen, gemeinsam und live mit Erobique, Palminger und Chris Dietermann Musik aufzunehmen.

Yvon interpretierte nicht nur das beliebte "Kathrin und Lars", sondern auch den Titel "Wann strahlst du?" (Text: Barbara Stützel), der sich auf wundersame Weise selbstständig machte & seitdem als kleiner Hit durch den deutschsprachigen Raum fliegt.

Dreizehn Jahre später gibt es jetzt ein gemeinsames Album. Elf Songs, so ähnlich und so verschieden wie die Finger einer Hand. Die Produktion ist ausgesprochen klassisch angelegt, alle Songs wurden live eingespielt. Die Arrangements sind angenehm offen, immer steht Yvons Stimme im Mittelpunkt. Ihr erhabener Gesang vermittelt beswingte Lebensfreude, träumerische Psychedelik, sanfte Tristesse und elegante Melancholie. Ihre charakteristische Stimme erinnert an die Knef der späten 1960er Jahre.

Musikalisch streift das Album Chanson, French Disco, Westcoast Sound & Memphis Soul. Die ausgebuffte Produktion mit ihren aufgeräumten und luftigen Arrangements macht YVON IM KREIS DER LIEBE dabei zu einem Album, das Tradition und Moderne gekonnt verbindet und dessen Leichtigkeit einem das Leben ein kleines bisschen schöner macht.

"Endlich eine Platte für die ganze Familie!" (Ice-T)

Biographische Notizen

Yvon Jansen
Schauspielerin. Nach Stationen in Bochum, Berlin und Zürich derzeit am Schauspiel Köln.

Carsten Meyer
Komponist. Schrieb die Musik für die TV-Serie "Der Tatortreiniger" und bringt als "Erobique" die Menschen zum Tanzen.

Jacques Palminger
Texter, Musiker und Mitglied im „Studio Braun“. Er inszeniert am Schauspielhaus Hamburg und macht Musik mit den „Kings of Dubrock“ und dem „440 Hz Trio“.
Sudan Archives - Athena Coloured Vinyl Edition
Sudan Archives
Athena Coloured 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."
Rare Silk - Storm
Rare Silk
Storm
10" | 2019 | EU | Original (Emotional Rescue)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Be With Records and Emotional Rescue team up to present a special release of US jazz vocal group Rare Silk and their cult song, Storm. A diggers cut for many years, more recently it's become an algorithm "hit". Presented here as a stand-alone limited 10" release, the song is backed by a spellbinding echo-drenched remix by New York's exemplary electronic sonic explorer, Arp. Originally formed when sisters MaryLynn and Gaile Gillaspie met Marquerite Juenemann in southern California in the late '70s, with the arrival of Teddy Buffa the trio quickly expanded to a four-part harmony vocal group. Signed to Polydor, they rose to prominence over the ensuing decade with the release of three albums that gained them multiple Grammy nominations. Taken from their 1985 album American Eyes, Storm is based on a Stanley Turrentine song of the same name, from his 1971 album Salt Song. With additional vocals written by MaryLynn, as with much of their music -underpinned as it is by an otherworldly exotica - the artisanal, crafted care of the instrumental and vocal arrangements, featuring lush, rich phrasing, is evident in their exquisite reading of the song. When deciding how best of present the song it seemed right to ask a favourite of both labels. Having appeared on Emotional Response in 2017/18, Alexis Georgopoulos returned to his Arp project with last years' much-heralded Zebra album on Mexican Summer. Stripping out the vocals, the remaining instrumental is rearranged, rebuilt and then soaked in heavy tape echo. The result is a discerning dub to act as the perfect accompaniment.
Harleighblu & Bluestaeb - She Deluxe Colored Vinyl Edition
Harleighblu & Bluestaeb
She Deluxe Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (HHV)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Limited edition of 300 copies incl. all instrumentals on grey colored vinyl!

Harleighblu heard Bluestaeb’s music for the first time in London’s Jazz Café in 2016 and approached him to work on an album shortly after that. The multinational duo decided to search for new ways to express their common love for uncompromised hip-hop and R&B. Bluestaeb’s soulful approach to beat making complements Harleighblu’s performance perfectly as she stakes her claim on the neo soul and hip-hop territory she always identified with as an artist. Speaking about the collaboration Bluestaeb says: “When I got the first demo recordings from Harleighblu, I was blown away. I’ve worked with multiple singers before, but this time I felt that somebody finally really knew how to handle my beats properly and turn them into songs.“ Their debut project “She” achieves a distinctive sound that merges old school aesthetics with a new school attitude and organic instrumentation, progressive neo soul and beat heavy hip-hop, whilst Harleighblu’s unique vocals push through the sonic boundaries of R&B. “She” was recorded at Manolo Purple Studio, the Berlin homebase of Bluestaeb and his longtime collaborator S. Fidelity, who recorded, executive produced and mixed the album and accompanied the artists throughout the entire creative process. The record also features Blue’s Jakarta Records label mate JuJu Rogers and a variety of instrumentalists hailing from the UK, France and Germany.

Harleighblu introduced herself in 2013 with the charismatic, beat-heavy soul of her Tru Thoughts debut LP “Forget Me Not”, which was championed by 1xtra’s Mistajam and BBC 6 Music’s Don Letts. Since then she has not looked back, garnering critical acclaim for her unique style from the likes of Complex, Dummy, The Line Of Best Fit and Clash to name but a few. She has performed at prestigious festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Kendal Calling, Boomtown and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide festival.

Hailed as an up and coming ‘queen of soul’ with references to Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, Harleighblu’s signature sound has matured into a frank, self-possessed voice that pulls no punches and makes no apologies. Bringing us honest, feminine, yet unrepentant lyrical touches and establishing herself as one of the UK's most promising young artists.

On the other hand, Bluestaeb made his name through his releases via German tastemaker label Jakarta Records, where he released alongside Kaytranada, Ta-Ku and Mura Masa. His solo efforts ‘Rodalquilar’ (2015) and ‘Everything Is Always a Process’ (2018) and his collaboration project “LIT - Lost In Translation” with rapper JuJu Rogers have been internationally praised for their warm characteristic sound receiving airplays on Soulection, BBC 1, Rinse.FM and many more. His works have amassed more than 20 million streams and Bluestaeb has played shows and festival all over Europe, including Melt Festival and splash! Festival.
Hizuru - Hizuru HHV Exclusive Purple Vinyl Edition
Hizuru
Hizuru HHV Exclusive Purple Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Reissue (Musilogue)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 15.11.2019
HHV and Musilogue go together for anothe exclusive reissue of a successful album of theirs. The first edition with original tracklist of Hiurus debut gets a repress on purple vinyl. Limited to 150, expected to go fast.

Musilogue has been pursuing a new sound by various combinations of musicians. This time, it’s an album by a collaborative project called “Hizuru” which uses Japanese traditional instrumentsand is the project of Ryota Nozaki, who is the center of Musilogue. Hizuru recorded the album with 9 musicians who play instruments including Shakuhachi, Koto and Shamisen. This album will give you a new perspective of Japanese jazz and fusion music.
This is Hizuru, a project which has presented various unique sounds by different ensembles. Not only Asuka but also Takeshi Kurihara from KYOTO JAZZ SEXTET appears on this album.
The music played by Hizuru embodies a vanishing beauty and a beauty we have to inherit. This is indisputably an album which is made by Japanese musicians in a truly Japanese style without any unnecessary gimmicks. Of course, Ryota Nozaki’s ability as a composer is on full display, and there are also parts where a funky drum sound puts in an appearance, although it’s an extension of past music traditions it's not nostalgic but highly universal.
The essence of Ryota Nozaki, Toru, Arata Inoue and Hatae Takeshi, as a band admirably matches the traditional Japanese sound and undaunted, Shiori Tanabe’s Shakuhachi, Shunsuke Kimura’s Shamisen and Fue and Asuka’s Koto dance with vitality upon the sound of the band. In addition, Takeshi Kurihara and Yurai, who are familiar musicians of Jazztronik, blend smoothly into the harmony.
A new traditional Japanese music, which perfectly absorbs the influence of jazz and ambient, has been born. Even more than the fusion of traditional Japanese music and jazz in the late 60’s and early 70’s, from Hozan Yamamoto to Charlie Mariano. The challenge of Ryota Nozaki entering the “pure” Japanese music tradition could be a turning point in Japanese music history.

Cast:
Ryota Nozaki (Piano,Keyboard), Toru Nishijima (Bass), Shiori Tanabe (Shakuhachi), Shunsuke Kimura (Shamisen,Fue), Asuka (Koto), Takeshi Kurihara (SAX), Arata Inoue (Electric guitar), Yurai (Chorus), Takeshi Hatae (Drums)
Nu Guinea - Nuova Napoli
Nu Guinea
Nuova Napoli
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (NG Records)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Almost 2 years after the success of the album THE TONY ALLEN EXPERIMENTS and a few months after the release of the 7inch AMORE, Nu Guinea return to the scene with a new LP published by their newborn label NG RECORDS.
After touring the world looking for sounds suitable for their vibrations, NU GUINEA decided to go back to square one, Napoli, where Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina were born and raised. They watched their city from a distance reconstructing its energy from their studio in Berlin, calibrating the synths on the meridian of Vesuvius, the volcano that has always protected and threatened Napoli.
NUOVA NAPOLI is the result of a long musical research that has become a historical investigation on the sound that shaped Napoli during the ‘70s and ‘80s, starting from the contamination of genres (disco, jazz-funk, African rhythms) which ended up in Nu Guinea’s DNA.
In this album the synthesizers fill the spaces between the past and the future, tightening in a single body acoustic instruments, electronics and voices in Neapolitan dialect. It is the first time that the duo has worked with such a large group of musicians, some of whom are exponents of the contemporary Neapolitan scene.
WARNING: We recommend listening to Nuova Napoli while walking in the alleys of Napoli’s historic center, around wet clothes hanging and street vendors on tiny three-wheelers.
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu - DJ Kicks HHV Exclusive Clear Vinyl Edition
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu
DJ Kicks HHV Exclusive Clear Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (!K7)
26,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Limited to 200 copies, only 1 per customer! Gatefold sleeve with downloadcard included! Game-changing multi-instrumentalist Kamaal Williams has put together the latest DJ-Kicks mix. Due for release on November 8th, it features four of his own brand new and exclusive tracks and hints at the wide world of influences that have made him one of the most prominent artists of the last few years.

Williams has taken his long standing love of seventies jazz fusion and mixed it up with the contemporary sound of the London underground to devastating effect. House, broken beat, grime, soul, funk, hip hop and jazz all permeate his work, which has seen him evolve from one-man producer Henry Wu to acclaimed live band Kamaal Williams, backed by talented drummers and bassists. His pioneering work in the studio and live arena has influenced a whole new generation of like-minded musicians that have helped make the capital one of the most musically exciting and quickly evolving cities in the world, with Williams' own virtuoso drumming and percussion right at the heart of it all.

The exceptional Yussef Kamaal album 'Black Focus' was one of the most talked about records of 2016. Vinyl pressings kept selling out, it received rave reviews, earned the band the Breakthrough Act award at the 2017 Jazz FM awards and led to spellbinding live shows all over Europe. The follow up, The Return, came on Williams' own new Black Focus label and took his band global, all while picking up nominations for best independent album at the AIM Music Awards.

Improvised rhythm and spirituality are at the heart of everything Williams does, as is London life, with its diverse people, cultures and musical customs all feeding into his work. That is also true when making more electronic sounds as Henry Wu, who appears here after standout EPs on labels like Rhythm Section International. Williams' music is so individual it is more than deserving of its own tag: the artist himself calls it Wu Funk, and some of the many sounds that feed into it are all showcased on this adventurous new mix.

Exclusives include a live take of 'Snitches Brew,' new Kamaal Williams tracks 'Shinjuku' and 'Strings ATL' , as well as 'Wivout U' from Henry Wu. Those vital highlights sit next to classic jams from Southern Freeze, a strong contingent of London innovators from K15 to Dego and Tenderlonius to Kaidi Tatham, with funk driven house from Peven Everett, raw stuff from Steve Julien, lush synth grooves from Lone and feel good grooves from Phil Asher all making this is an honest and uplifting collection that, when necessary, is happy to eschew blends, fades and mixing in favour of red hot selections and sequencing.

Kamaal Williams DJ-Kicks is a fascinating insight into the record collection of a true musical alchemist.
Tommy Guerrero - Road To Knowhere
Tommy Guerrero
Road To Knowhere
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Too Good)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
This album is inspired by bits and pieces of Ethio-Jazz, Afrobeat, Highlife Spiritual Jazz and dusty funk 45’s. It’s where I’m at now and what has kept this mortal vehicle fueled. I tend to take different paths each musical outing but this one is for the long haul, the one for the blue highways and forgotten byways. It’s the one to get lost to. It’s about the journey, not the destination." Tommy Guerrero continues pushing the boundaries while upholding his San Francisco Bay heritage. Starting from the Bones Brigade skate team in the '80s, he’s made movie appearances, designed for Levi's in Japan, Vans shoes worldwide and Sutro eyewear among others, signed a skateboard contract with Converse, co-founded Real Skateboards and 40’s Clothing, is art director for Krooked Skateboarding, and found time to be a prolific recording artist.
Doc Flex & Naughty NMX - Dusty Donuts Volume 17
Doc Flex & Naughty NMX
Dusty Donuts Volume 17
7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Dusty Donuts)
9,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Preorder 18.11.2019
To the Wesssstside! Side A is treated with heavy synth play by Doc Flex infused with a funky guitar lick to get everybody Lifted in the club from the Gin & Juice. It’s enough for George to change his surname to McDre. On the flip, Evelyn let’s us know the The Show Is Over and also How We Do It on a smooth soulful stroll down Crenshaw Blvd. Two G-Funk tracks that are cold as Ice Cubes.
Ichiro Fujiya & Takeshi Kurihara - Elephant And A Barbar Obi Strip Edition
Ichiro Fujiya & Takeshi Kurihara
Elephant And A Barbar Obi Strip Edition
LP | 2018 | JP | Reissue (Musilogue)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limitiert auf 500 Exemplare, hat Musilogue noch einmal Verbesserungen am Artwork (Rückseite, OBI Strip) vorgenommen, das Presswerk gewechselt, schwereren Karton für die Hülle gewählt, um diesem großartigen Album zu einem ehrwürdigen Gewand zu verhelfen. Sieht gut aus, fühlt sich gut an, klingt super. Auch diese Pressung dürfte schnell vergriffen sein.
Jim Sharp - Soul By The Pound Volume 1
Jim Sharp
Soul By The Pound Volume 1
7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Soul By The Pound)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Preorder 18.11.2019
Back again with a pair of edits in the lower BPM spectrum, Jim Sharp takes us on a regional tour of the South. Side A, breaks down then reassembles an early West Coast gangsta hit, Dopeman. Using the OG drums and extending the breaks, this will rock dance floors and bass bins alike. The B side, takes us to the Dirty South with 808 kicks, sprinkler Hi-Hats and sweet Soul music. I Chose You Could be dropped at a bounce party or a wedding. Willie Hutch sounds like an International Player with the revamped construction and drums.
Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA Black Vinyl Edition
Michael Kiwanuka
KIWANUKA Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Polydor)
26,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Michael Kiwanuka releases his third studio album on 25th October 2019. Store exclusive special edition format includes Kiwanuka pressed onto heavyweight pink vinyl and includes a bonus 7".

‘KIWANUKA’ was recorded in New York, LA and London. Michael returned to the studio with Danger Mouse and Inflo, the same production team that combined so magnificently on Love & Hate, KIWANUKA finds a new assuredness in Michael’s writing, and takes the basic sonic blueprint of that last record to a dizzying new realm.

Michael will tell you of his love for records that entwine their songs with incidental skits and shape-shifting spiralling outros, so the listener experience is almost that of listening to one long, dramatic song. KIWANUKA fulfils that winding, dream-like haze, unhurried.
KIWANUKA is Michael serving from the heart, from the mind, and from the soul.

On the album title, Michael explains “This album, it’s kind of a defiant thing; I’m engaging with who I am and I’m not going to have an alter ego, or become Sasha Fierce or Ziggy Stardust, even through everyone’s telling me I need to be this, that or the other. I can just be Michael Kiwanuka.”
Fat Freddys Drop - Based On A True Story HHV Exclusive Blue Vinyl Edition
Fat Freddys Drop
Based On A True Story HHV Exclusive Blue Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2005 | EU | Reissue (The Drop)
22,99 €*
Release:2005 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 300 copies on blue vinyl, only 1 per customer! 1st studio produced album by the New Zealand group from 2005. The album utilized the band's trademark dub, reggae, soul and funk influenced sound, and has been successful both in terms of sales and of critical reception. 7 times platinum in New Zealand!
Marc Hype & Naughty NMX - Dusty Donuts Volume 16
Marc Hype & Naughty NMX
Dusty Donuts Volume 16
7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Dusty Donuts)
9,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Preorder 18.11.2019
Aww yes, ain’t that fresh! Dusty Donuts coming correct with another batch of dope edits that will no doubt be rocking dance floors and accelerating the art of moving butts if you know what we mean. The A side, “Just A Touch Of Faith (Naughty NMX x Marc Hype) gives you the best of that Bob James/ De La/ Slave edits for your ear hole by revisiting Slave’s Just A Touch Of Love and applying the same breakbeat leverage that De La Soul gave to their Slave sample on Keepin’ The Faith. On the flip, NMX, this time in the company of Doc Flex, applies the same process to RAMPs’s Daylight, famously sampled by ATCQ on Bonita Applebum thus continuing their services to DJs everywhere with a perfect set opener or closer.
Jaimie Branch - Fly Or Die II: Bird Dogs Of Paradise
Jaimie Branch
Fly Or Die II: Bird Dogs Of Paradise
LP | 2019 | US | Original (International Anthem)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"FLY or DIE II: bird dogs of paradise" is the much-anticipated follow-up to composer, trumpeter, and (now) singer jaimie branch's debut Fly or Die, which was dubbed one of the "Best Albums of 2017" by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NPR Music, WIRE, Stereogum, Aquarium Drunkard, and more.
Written (mostly) while on her first European tour with "Fly or Die" in November 2018; and recorded (mostly) in studio at Total Refreshment Centre and live at Café OTO in London UK at the end of that tour, bird dogs of paradise is the result of a never-satisfied branch pushing her distinct style of progressive composition to new heights - while also stepping forward as a vocalist for the first time.
"So much beauty lies in the abstract of instrumental music," says Branch in the album's liner notes, "but being this ain't a particularly beautiful time, I've chosen a more literal path. The voice is good for that".
Mighty Mocambos, The - 2066 HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
Mighty Mocambos, The
2066 HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Mocambo)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 200 copies on white vinyl. HHV Exclusive. Brand new Mighty Mocambos LP feat. Ice-T, Charlie Funk, Gizelle Smith, Lee Fields , Peter Thomas and many more.
Durand Jones & The Indications - Morning In America HHV EU Exclusive Transparent Orange Vinyl Edition
Made In USA - Never Gonna To Let You Go Theo Parrish Ugly Edit
Made In USA
Never Gonna To Let You Go Theo Parrish Ugly Edit
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (De-Lite)
12,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
The first in a new collaborative series between Theo Parrish & Prime Direct Distribution unearthing some of Theo’s most sought-after edits, backed with the fully licensed original, both remastered and cut loud on either side of a 12 inch. Kicking things off we have one of Theo’s most treasured cuts, his ‘Ugly Edit’ of Made In USA - Never Gonna Let You Go, bootlegged endlessly in the past and racking up prices of up to £144 on Discogs it’s a high time an official reissue came around.
As iconic an edit as they get, ‘Never Gonna Let You Go’ encompasses everything great about Theo’s energy behind the decks - extending grooves for longer than anyone else even dare, working the EQ’s like a god and throwing in a bit of that raw magic that only he knows how. Taking the original’s sumptuous breakdown, Theo works it into a spirited, high energy disco workout looped into a near 10-minute stomper, big on the bass and brass fire whilst leaving the vocals at the door.
On the B side the original ’77 Made In USA version is laid out in all it’s glory. Funk powered, horn-laden disco goodness with breath-taking vocals from the Stateside troupe.
Vulfpeck - The Beautiful Game Gold Vinyl Edition
Ze Roberto - Lotus 72 D
Ze Roberto
Lotus 72 D
7" | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
13,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
HHV congratulates Mr Bongo for 30 years of sublime reissues and outstanding music. Until the 22nd of August, all Mr Bongo items are available at a special birthday celebration price.

* The most requested Mr Bongo reissue /// Ze Roberto aka Joaquim Roberto Braga is a composer, singer and instrumentalist from Brazilian folk music roots.

'Lotus 72 D' is a tribute to the Brazilian Formula 1 world champion driver of 1972, Emerson Fittipaldi. In Roberto's own words: "Lotus 72 D is a tribute to the sensational talent of Formula 1 driver, Emerson
Fittipaldi, was was crowned world champion in 1972.

I can't remember the names of the musicians who participated in the recording because they were hired by the original record label, RCA/Victor. The production team consisted of artistic co-ordinator, Henrique Gastaldello, and arranger, Severino Filho. The year of recording was 1973.

I'm not aware of another fast version of the song 'Lotus 72 D'... My contract with the RCA/Victor was for 2 years. All my musical works belongs to me.”

The mystery surrounding the ‘fast version’ stems from the Via Brazil compilation from 2001 – the version featured was pitched up. Hence, a lot of people know it at that tempo, because it is otherwise impossible to obtain!
Nina Simone & Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Eunice Waymon
Nina Simone & Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation Of Eunice Waymon
2LP | 2019 | US | Original ()
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Pop
Latest mash up masterpiece from AMERIGO GAZAWAY, the man behind BIZARRE TRIBE, YASIIN GAYE, and FELA SOUL. On this new SOUL MATES project he brings to life an imagined studio session between the high priestess of soul NINA SIMONE and hip hop legend LAURYN HILL. 17 track two LP set in pic sleeve.
Spiritual Jazz - Volume 1: Esoteric, Modal & Deep Jazz From The Underground 1968-77
Spiritual Jazz
Volume 1: Esoteric, Modal & Deep Jazz From The Underground 1968-77
2LP | 2008 | UK | Reissue (Jazzman)
26,99 €*
Release:2008 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 29.11.2019
Remastered limited 2019 repress due to overwhelming demand that has seen the price of the original issue from 2008 tip the scales to over £100 on the secondhand vinyl market
Jazzvolution - Chapter Two
Jazzvolution
Chapter Two
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (The Find / HHV)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
We are very pleased to present you the vinyl edition of "Jazzvolution Chapter Two" in a limited edition of 300 copies in collaboration with the nice people at The Find. "Jazzvolution" is a progressive instrumental compilation series exploring the connection between Jazz & Hip Hop. This time the compilation features a well selected cast of talents like L’Orange, Propo’88, Medline, Cosmic Analog Ensemble, Surreal, Shin-Ski and others on the boards.
Durand Jones & The Indications - Morning In America Black Vinyl Edition
Durand Jones & The Indications
Morning In America Black Vinyl Edition
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Colemine)
8,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
When Durand Jones & The Indications released their sophomoreLP, American Love Call, there was a bundle version of the albumavailable that included a bonus 7" with "Morning In America" on the Aside and a true bonus B-side, "Cruisin' To The Park." That B-side, an homage to lowriders everywhere, has become a theme for a whole new generation of sweet soul lovers. So we are proud to present this heater of a 45. Let's cruise....
V.A. - Bosporus Bridges - A Wide Selection Of Turkish Jazz And Funk 1968-1978
V.A.
Bosporus Bridges - A Wide Selection Of Turkish Jazz And Funk 1968-1978
LP | 2005 | EU | Reissue (TWIMO)
20,99 €*
Release:2005 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The TWIMO Records project is the result of 6 years of traveling and record collecting in the meeting points between different music cultures; North Africa, the Bosporus and the far eastern parts of Europe. These two first two releases explores what happened when Western music styles such as modal jazz, bossa nova, fusion and funk met Arabic folk music, tone scales, instrumentation and rhythm structures in the late sixties and seventies in Turkey and Egypt. "Bosporus Bridges" is a compilation of turkish jazz, bossa, psych, fusion and funk compiled by Lasarus and Roskow. Four hundred years ago Turkey was the centre that connected Islamic, Byzantine and Persian music and even at this time Haydn and Mozart fused Persian tone scales and colour of rhytm into their compositions. Modern Turkish music history begins in 1923, when Turkey became a republic and the leader Kemal Atatopened the doors to the western world. Musicians in Turkey first adapted the waltz, but it was the tango from Paris that spread widely and became popular throughout the country. Youth in Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara started tuning the radio to everything that was happening in London and rock arrived in the mid 50s. The first turkish rock music came from armybands under the leadership of officers, but when The Shadows emerged on the scene, the popularity of rock exploded, since Turkish people was used to hearing instrumental music. In 1961 the magazine Ht arranged the competition Altin Mikrofon where the contestants had to arrange a traditional turkish tune or write a turkish song and perform it in a "western style" with electrical instruments. Altin Mikrofon is the godfather of all the turkish rock, psych, funk, fusion and jazz that came after. Western records by Black Sabbath, Ten Years After, Beatles, The Who, Jimmy Smith and James Brown got distribution in Istanbul and Ankara and the scene exploded during the years 61-78 with names like Erkin Koray, Mogollar, Baris Manco, Siluetler Mavi Iskalar,3 Hl, Selda, Ersen and Mogollar. The blending of the electric loud, arabic percussion, horn instruments and arabic vocals with western jazz and funk rhythm, makes the sound of this forgotten scene unique.
Makaya McCraven - In The Moment Black Vinyl Deluxe Edition
Makaya McCraven
In The Moment Black Vinyl Deluxe Edition
3LP | 2019 | EU | Original (International Anthem)
28,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Makaya McCraven’s modern classic, International Anthem debut In The Moment is available on vinyl for the first time since 2015, when the album’s breakout success made the first pressing an overnight scarcity (in addition to an “Album of the Week” for Gilles Peterson on BBC, and eventually a “Best Album of 2015” in the Los Angeles Times, NY Observer, Pop Matters & Chicago Reader). And as a bonus, for this new Deluxe vinyl edition, International Anthem compiled the original 19-track collection with the 40 minute E&F Sides to make it a full 3xLP set!
V.A. - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 3
V.A.
Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 3
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
HHV congratulates Mr Bongo for 30 years of sublime reissues and outstanding music. Until the 22nd of August, all Mr Bongo items are available at a special birthday celebration price.

Volume three in the Mr Bongo Record club series. Another showcase of recent vinyl finds and favourites from our DJ sets and radio shows. This is an extra special one however, as it lands in 2019, the year that we celebrate 30 years since it all began way back in 1989.
In celebration of the 30 years of Mr Bongo, 2019 will see a host of exciting events and even more releases. We take over Brighton Dome on the opening weekend of the Brighton Festival in May, an in-store takeover at Rough Trade East, in July a week long ‘Album Club’ at Spiritland, more at RAPPCATS in LA, record fairs in Utrecht and New York, alongside the digging (and no doubt surfing!) trips to Brazil, India, Australia, Portugal and France…
We’re releasing brand new music from punk-reggae superstars, The Skints; the previously undiscovered 25-year old master composer & arranger, Kit Sebastian; and crossover UK hip hop live show dons, Jungle Brown, this year.
Compiled by David Buttle and Gareth Stephens, assisted by Graham Luckhurst and Gary Johnson.
V.A. - Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Extended 12
V.A.
Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Extended 12" Versions
12" | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
9,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Great additional 12inch single package, including exclusive extended versions by Nick The Records, Waxist and Charles Maurice.
Soul Surfers, The - Summer Jam B-Boy Theme / Summer Jam Instrumental
Angel Bat Dawid - The Oracle
Angel Bat Dawid
The Oracle
LP | 2019 | US | Original (International Anthem)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Composer, clarinetist, singer & spiritual jazz soothsayer Angel Bat Dawid descended on Chicago's jazz & improvised music scene just a few years ago. In very short time, the potency, prowess, spirit & charisma of her cosmic musical proselytizing has taken her from relatively unknown improviser to borderline ubiquitous performer in Chicago's avant-garde. On any given night you can find Angel adding aura to ensembles led by Ben LaMar Gay, or Damon Locks, or Jaimie Branch, or Matthew Lux, or even, on a Summer night in 2018, onstage doing a woodwind duo with Roscoe Mitchell. For her recorded debut on International Anthem, The Oracle, we've chosen to release a batch of tracks that Angel created entirely alone - performing, overdubbing & mixing all instruments & voices by her self - recorded using only her cell phone in various locations, from London UK to Cape Town RSA, but primarily from her residence in the attic of the historic Radcliffe Hunter mansion in Bronzeville, Southside, Chicago.
Dabeull - Intimate Fonk
Dabeull
Intimate Fonk
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Roche Musique)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 13.12.2019
New 12" from the "Fonk" french master Dabeull, with a lot of vintage synths, 80's sounds and hairy moustache. Vintage Funk from today.
George Otsuka Quintet - Physical Structure
George Otsuka Quintet
Physical Structure
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Le Très Jazz Club)
22,79 €* 23,99 € -5%
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Le Très Jazz Club keeps on exploring Japanese jazz and Three Blind Mice catalog with the reissue of this amazing 1976 record by drummer George Otsuka.
This LP is reissued for the first time since 1976. Reissued for the first time outside of Japan, “Physical Structure” by Japanese drummer George Otsuka is an amazing jazz-fusion album, featuring Fumio Karashima on the piano and Fender Rhodes and Shozo Sasaki on tenor sax. Check the surprising and sublime cover of “Naima” which alone justifies to get this record !

With : George Ostuka (drums), Shozo Sasaki (tenor & soprano sax), Fumio Karashima (piano, electric piano, synthesizer), Mitsuako Furuno (bass), Norio Ohno (percussion)

Recorded on February 11, 1976
Misha Panfilov Sound Combo - En Route 2nd Edition
Misha Panfilov Sound Combo
En Route 2nd Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Reissue (Funk Night)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Misha Panfilov Sound Combo “En Route” is back by popular demand!
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu - DJ Kicks
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu
DJ Kicks
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (!K7)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Gatefold sleeve with downloadcard included! Game-changing multi-instrumentalist Kamaal Williams has put together the latest DJ-Kicks mix. Due for release on November 8th, it features four of his own brand new and exclusive tracks and hints at the wide world of influences that have made him one of the most prominent artists of the last few years.

Williams has taken his long standing love of seventies jazz fusion and mixed it up with the contemporary sound of the London underground to devastating effect. House, broken beat, grime, soul, funk, hip hop and jazz all permeate his work, which has seen him evolve from one-man producer Henry Wu to acclaimed live band Kamaal Williams, backed by talented drummers and bassists. His pioneering work in the studio and live arena has influenced a whole new generation of like-minded musicians that have helped make the capital one of the most musically exciting and quickly evolving cities in the world, with Williams' own virtuoso drumming and percussion right at the heart of it all.

The exceptional Yussef Kamaal album 'Black Focus' was one of the most talked about records of 2016. Vinyl pressings kept selling out, it received rave reviews, earned the band the Breakthrough Act award at the 2017 Jazz FM awards and led to spellbinding live shows all over Europe. The follow up, The Return, came on Williams' own new Black Focus label and took his band global, all while picking up nominations for best independent album at the AIM Music Awards.

Improvised rhythm and spirituality are at the heart of everything Williams does, as is London life, with its diverse people, cultures and musical customs all feeding into his work. That is also true when making more electronic sounds as Henry Wu, who appears here after standout EPs on labels like Rhythm Section International. Williams' music is so individual it is more than deserving of its own tag: the artist himself calls it Wu Funk, and some of the many sounds that feed into it are all showcased on this adventurous new mix.

Exclusives include a live take of 'Snitches Brew,' new Kamaal Williams tracks 'Shinjuku' and 'Strings ATL' , as well as 'Wivout U' from Henry Wu. Those vital highlights sit next to classic jams from Southern Freeze, a strong contingent of London innovators from K15 to Dego and Tenderlonius to Kaidi Tatham, with funk driven house from Peven Everett, raw stuff from Steve Julien, lush synth grooves from Lone and feel good grooves from Phil Asher all making this is an honest and uplifting collection that, when necessary, is happy to eschew blends, fades and mixing in favour of red hot selections and sequencing.

Kamaal Williams DJ-Kicks is a fascinating insight into the record collection of a true musical alchemist.
V.A. - Summerjamz Volume 4
V.A.
Summerjamz Volume 4
7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Summerjamz)
9,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Preorder 18.11.2019
A little late for the summer season, no doubt, but trying to preserve that summer heat with two back-yard BBQ classics. On one side, is a well edited and mixed version of the Isley’s Between The Sheets and Biggie’s Big Poppa. Flowing back and forth between the versions, this is dance floor gold. The flip is a original sample flip of Janet’s Funny How Time Flies and Camp Lo’s sampled LP title track Coolie High. A smoothed out gem.
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, The - Build Bridges Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl Edition
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, The
Build Bridges Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Colemine)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Build Bridges combines stellar musicianship with unlimited drive and lag proof swing-ability. You can hear the maturity of their sound, which inadvertently allows you to appreciate their previous recordings even more. They're all in the same ballpark yet seem to be on a completely different playing field. Tim Felten's lineup not only shows his keen ability to pick top choice artists, but also shows his sense of direction and investment to high quality musicians. The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is a staple of the west cost soul/jazz/funk scene and with their third LP, they solidify their position. Heavy grooves and drums, with top tier musicianship and writing. Build Bridges is just as sophisticated as it is soulful and funky! FOR FANS OF Menahan Street Band, The Budos Band, Antibalas, El Michels Affair.
John Coltrane - Blue World
Bossa 70 - Si Voce Pensa / Birimbao
Bossa 70
Si Voce Pensa / Birimbao
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Matasuna)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Matasuna Records is thrilled to reissue another musical jewel from Peru on vinyl for the first time. The songs were recorded by the band Bossa 70 and released on a 7inch EP and the self-titled album in 1970. Both are much sought-after collector's items and impossible to find. The songs were transferred from the original master tapes and got a new mastering.

Nilo Espinoza Vascones or better known under his artist name Nilo Espinosa is without doubt a Peruvian saxophone and flute legend. After a classical musical education he entered the music scene in the early 1960s. In 1966 he founded the band Los Hilton's with some of the best Peruvian musicians including the gifted piano player Otto de Rojas. In 1967 they recorded the first and only LP of the group, which was released in a small edition in Peru.

Their concerts were more and more influenced by Jazz and Bossa Nova, so in 1968 they changed the band's name to Bossa 70. In the record label's office Nilo met the Afro-Peruvian Carmen Rosa Basurco, who also loved Bossa Nova and could sing in Portuguese and English. From then on she was the main singer of the band.

Bossa 70 recorded four songs for a 7-inch EP in an edition of only 100 copies, which was given away for promotional purposes at concerts and to friends & family. In 1970 they recorded their self-titled LP which reflected a mixture of Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz and Funk. The label pressed only 300 copies, which were sold out very quickly. This LP was the band's only album and is a rare piece of Peruvian music history.

Si Voce Pensa on the A-side is a great cover version of the same named song by famous Brazilian musician Roberto Carlos from 1968. Bossa 70 adapted the song for the dancefloor, which is driven by an uplifting rhythm and the expressive voice of the singer. Of course, the great interplay of the other musicians must not go unmentioned. A fantastic track that will heat up everywhere!
Birimbao on the flipside is another fantastic Brazilian cover version. The song was written in the 1960s by Baden Powell, one of the most important Brazilian guitarists and one of the pioneers of Bossa Nova. Bossa 70 set their own stamp with a new instrumentation with brass, wah wah guitars, piano, flute parts and trumpet solos. The percussion section is also a brilliant backup for this one. Another winner!
Harleighblu & Bluestaeb - She Deluxe Edition
Harleighblu & Bluestaeb
She Deluxe Edition
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (HHV)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Deluxe edition incl. all instrumentals on black vinyl!

Harleighblu heard Bluestaeb’s music for the first time in London’s Jazz Café in 2016 and approached him to work on an album shortly after that. The multinational duo decided to search for new ways to express their common love for uncompromised hip-hop and R&B. Bluestaeb’s soulful approach to beat making complements Harleighblu’s performance perfectly as she stakes her claim on the neo soul and hip-hop territory she always identified with as an artist. Speaking about the collaboration Bluestaeb says: “When I got the first demo recordings from Harleighblu, I was blown away. I’ve worked with multiple singers before, but this time I felt that somebody finally really knew how to handle my beats properly and turn them into songs.“ Their debut project “She” achieves a distinctive sound that merges old school aesthetics with a new school attitude and organic instrumentation, progressive neo soul and beat heavy hip-hop, whilst Harleighblu’s unique vocals push through the sonic boundaries of R&B. “She” was recorded at Manolo Purple Studio, the Berlin homebase of Bluestaeb and his longtime collaborator S. Fidelity, who recorded, executive produced and mixed the album and accompanied the artists throughout the entire creative process. The record also features Blue’s Jakarta Records label mate JuJu Rogers and a variety of instrumentalists hailing from the UK, France and Germany.

Harleighblu introduced herself in 2013 with the charismatic, beat-heavy soul of her Tru Thoughts debut LP “Forget Me Not”, which was championed by 1xtra’s Mistajam and BBC 6 Music’s Don Letts. Since then she has not looked back, garnering critical acclaim for her unique style from the likes of Complex, Dummy, The Line Of Best Fit and Clash to name but a few. She has performed at prestigious festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Kendal Calling, Boomtown and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide festival.

Hailed as an up and coming ‘queen of soul’ with references to Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, Harleighblu’s signature sound has matured into a frank, self-possessed voice that pulls no punches and makes no apologies. Bringing us honest, feminine, yet unrepentant lyrical touches and establishing herself as one of the UK's most promising young artists.

On the other hand, Bluestaeb made his name through his releases via German tastemaker label Jakarta Records, where he released alongside Kaytranada, Ta-Ku and Mura Masa. His solo efforts ‘Rodalquilar’ (2015) and ‘Everything Is Always a Process’ (2018) and his collaboration project “LIT - Lost In Translation” with rapper JuJu Rogers have been internationally praised for their warm characteristic sound receiving airplays on Soulection, BBC 1, Rinse.FM and many more. His works have amassed more than 20 million streams and Bluestaeb has played shows and festival all over Europe, including Melt Festival and splash! Festival.
Vance & Suzzanne - I Can't Get Along With You
Ashley Henry - Beautiful Vinyl Hunter
Sun Atlas - The Mystic Parade
Fela Kuti Vs. De La Soul - Fela Soul Black Vinyl Editon
Fela Kuti Vs. De La Soul
Fela Soul Black Vinyl Editon
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Fela Soul)
19,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
The classic is back! Limited edition for Record Store Day 2015! Gummy Soul's Amerigo Gazaway mashes up Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti with acapellas from De La Soul to killer effect! A fantasic journey into the "world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs & classic hip-hop gems". Bonus track added, now on colored vinyl in a full color picture sleeve!
V.A. - Disco With A Feeling
V.A.
Disco With A Feeling
2LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Athens Of The North)
27,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Here at Athens of the North you know we love Disco, what you might not know is that my friend David Haffner (not only the deepest of disco heads but a great D.J as well) helped us license many of the rare Disco 45s on the label. It is about time David gets the shine he deserves so we asked him to compile some of the songs he helped licence for the label alongside new songs which we have here'Disco With A Feeling'.

So what is 'Disco With A Feeling'? It's hard to quantify a sound, but our definition would include 70s Soul or Modern Soul 45s that fit into the disco sound, soulful and magical. The whole LP is straight up dance-floor fire, no matter who you are or where you're from - a soul boy, disco lady, or a house head you are going to feel the heat of these club smashers.
Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo rock
Incredible Bongo Band
Bongo rock
7" | 2006 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
7,99 €*
Release:2006 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
HHV congratulates Mr Bongo for 30 years of sublime reissues and outstanding music. Until the 22nd of August, all Mr Bongo items are available at a special birthday celebration price.

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Poets Of Rhythm - More Mess On My Thing Pt.2 / Upper Class Pt.2
Obed Ngobeni And The Kurhula Sisters - Ta Duma
Obed Ngobeni And The Kurhula Sisters
Ta Duma
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Afrosynth)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Obed Ngobeni and his backing singers the Kurhula Sisters were among the originators of Shangaan Disco, a genre that helped shape South Africa’s ‘bubblegum’ sound of the 80s.
The group emerged in 1983 with 'Kuhluvukile Ka Zete', a hit that later gained international recognition as ‘Kazet’. In 1984 Ngobeni followed this with the album Gazankulu, which included the irresistably catchy ‘Ta Duma’, pioneering in its fusion of traditional and electronic - a sign of things to come.
Heads Music boss Emil Dean Zoghby also cooked up a disco version of the track with producer Peter Moticoe and engineer Phil Audoire for release as a 12” (with a dub, of course), replacing the original version’s guitars with another layer of stinging synths and a proto-house beat to drive the song’s emphatic call-and-response chorus.
Ta Duma, the latest release on DJ Okapi’s Afrosynth Records, brings together all three versions of this massive track for the first time - a tribute to the roots of bubblegum. On the B-side, ‘Xikhobva’ offers a more traditional bass and guitar-driven groove over simmering drums.
Soul Jazz Records Presents - Space Funk - Afro Futurist Electro Funk In Space 1976-84
Soul Jazz Records Presents
Space Funk - Afro Futurist Electro Funk In Space 1976-84
2LP+7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
26,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 22.11.2019
Soul Jazz Records are releasing their new ‘Space Funk – Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84’, an intergalactic journey into black space, fuelled by funk, powered by computers.
‘Space Funk’ is a lovingly compiled collection of superb, rare and off-the-wall space funk and electro releases mostly released on small independent labels in the late 1970s and 1980s.
Reactors are reacting, boosters are boosting, pack your funk and shake your booty! Computer funk … makes you jump! This is the space funk program!
Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis
Matana Roberts
Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Constellation)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Matana Roberts kehrt mit dem vierten Kapitel ihrer außergewöhnlichen "Coin Coin"-Serie zurück - ein Projekt, das verdientermaßen das höchste Lob und die größte Anerkennung der Kritik für seine heftige ästhetische Originalität und unnachgiebige Erzählkraft erhalten hat. Die ersten drei "Coin Coin" Alben, die von 2011 bis 2015 erschienen sind, zeigten verschiedene Wege der modernen Komposition - Roberts nennt sie "Panorama-Sound Quilting" - und reichten sequentiell von der Big Band über das Sextett bis zum Solo, vereint durch Roberts' archivalische und oft zutiefst persönliche Forschung über die Hinterlassenschaften des amerikanischen Sklavenhandels und der amerikanischen Identitätswerdung. Roberts betont auch nicht-männliche Themen und thematisiert diese Geschichten anderer Geschlechter mit einer Reihe von Gesangs- und Verbaltechniken: Singsprache, getauchte Glossarrezitation, kathartischer Kehlkopfgeschrei, Opernstimme, sanftes Schlaflied, Gruppengesang und die Wiederbelebung verschiedener amerikanischer Volkstraditionen und Spirituals. Ob fragmentarisch oder ungekürzt, die Wurzel dieser Vokalität liegt in ihrer Hingabe an das Vermächtnis ihres Hauptwahlinstruments, des Altsaxophons. Für "Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis" gründete Roberts eine neue Band, mit den New Yorkern Hannah Marcus (Gitarren, Geige, Akkordeon) und dem Percussionisten Ryan Sawyer (Thurston Moore, Nate Wooley), Cass McCombs) mit dem Montréal-Bassisten Nicolas Caloia (Ratchet Orchestra) und dem Montréal-Kairoer Komponisten/Improvisator Sam Shalabi (Land Of Kush, Dwarfs Of East Agouza) an Gitarre und Oud, sowie dem produktiven Posaunisten Steve Swell und dem Vibraphonisten Ryan White als besondere Gäste. "Memphis" offenbart sich als ein kontinuierliches Werk der Befreiungsmusik des 21. Jahrhunderts, das zwischen meditativen beschwörerischen Erkundungen, rauen melodischen Themen und ungezügelten freien Improvisationen oszilliert und dabei ekstatisch aus verschiedenen Volkstraditionen zitiert. Angeführt von Roberts einzigartiger grafisc...
V.A. - Radio Verde (Compiled By Americo Brito & Arp Frique)
V.A.
Radio Verde (Compiled By Americo Brito & Arp Frique)
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Colorful World)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Arp Frique returns with a brand new release on his imprint Colorful World Records in collaboration with Rush Hour. A compilation of 12 Cape Verdean gems assembled with the help and knowledge of Americo Brito, there is a very special story behind it. Americo Brito, who
features on Arp Frique’s original Nos Magia, is a proud and important member of the Cape Verdean community in Rotterdam. His story reveals the historical connections between radio, vinyl, Cabo Verde and Rotterdam’s international music scene in the 70s and 80s.

Cape Verdean insiders say “we export all they have to other countries, only to import it back again”. Cape Verdeans have migrated all over the world, mainly to cities with big harbours, like New York, Boston and Rotterdam (Holland). Rotterdam became one of the main destinations
(next to Portugal) on the European mainland. When Americo, like many of his friends and relatives moved to Rotterdam, he quickly became infected with the music virus. Surrounded on a daily basis by Cape Verdean music in Portuguese pensions and small hotels, this was where sailors ingested a dose of “sodade” through the interpretations of their beloved music by the local Cape Verdean artists. Americo took to the stage with his band Djarama in the 70s and 80s. The live music scene was buzzing and the Cape Verdean community had their own infrastructure for arranging shows, often in nightclubs where the band had to bring their own soundsystem. Interestingly, Americo didn’t stick to performing and recording music. He found another way to help spread the Cape Verdean magical secret of music across Rotterdam, Holland and beyond: “There was this spot in Rotterdam where all foreign radio stations were housed, all these different nationalities together, Surinam, Cape Verdean, Hindustani…Guy Ramos and some of my other friends made radio in the 80s there. I got involved in their radio activities. Later on I started to work as a technician and eventually as producer and radio DJ for “Radio Voz De Cabo Verde”. Radio became bigger and there were around 4 different Cape Verdean stations active at one point in Rotterdam. instrumental in the development of this was the attic of a Dutch friend, where “Radio Babalu” came to life. Radio has always held a special place in my heart.” Americo’s music collection stems from this era, also aided by his many travels across Europe to cities with Cape Verdean communities. Alongside Rotterdam local, Arp Frique, Americo unveils some of these songs: dancefloor hits and beloved radio gems known in the Cape Verdean scene by younger and older generations alike, and so far undiscovered by a “bigger” audience. The compilation showcases the worldly view of Cape Verdean music, incorporating knowledge from their travels in their compositions. It ranges from the obvious funana and coladeira, to the more unexpected influences of deep disco, new wave, uptempo reggae, jazz-funk and Brazilian pop music; demonstrating just the tip of the iceberg, but what an amazing t(r)ip it is!
V.A. - Body Beat: Soca-Dub And Electronic Calypso (1979-98)
V.A.
Body Beat: Soca-Dub And Electronic Calypso (1979-98)
3LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Soundway)
30,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Body Beat: Soca-Dub and Electronic Calypso (1979-98) comprises 17 obscure Soca B-side versions, dubs, instrumentals and edits as well as vocal tracks influenced by disco, boogie, house-music, soul and the more conscious lyrics of roots reggae. This compilation traces the soca genre from its explosion in the late 1970s right up to the period just before contemporary soca became established around the end of the 1990s.
Hozan Yamamoto With Sharps & Flats - Beautiful Bamboo-Flute
Hozan Yamamoto With Sharps & Flats
Beautiful Bamboo-Flute
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Seminal Japanese jazz album from 1971. Journeys through jazz fusion, soul and big band moods. Impossible to obtain in its original format these days. Official Mr Bongo reissue.
Sharon / Usha Uthup - Aaj Ki Raat / Chhupke Kaun Aya
Sharon / Usha Uthup
Aaj Ki Raat / Chhupke Kaun Aya
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Outernational)
13,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
“Double A++ sided Disco Beat Steppers from Sharon's Super Sexy Disco mischief on a Love To Love Summer beat, followed by Usha's 24 carat version excursion from way out East on a "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" back beat!

Super Disco Heavy Duty individually hand numbered fun 45 floor fillers with an Outernational twist!”
Robson Jorge - Robson Jorge
Robson Jorge
Robson Jorge
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
21,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the most important background figures of Brazilian Soul in the 70's and 80´s arranger/producer/composer/instrumentalist Robson Jorge, together with his partner Lincoln Olivetti defined the sound of the genre.
While Olivetti took most of the fame, Robson Jorge was perhaps the mastermind of the duo, having doubtlessly influenced Tim Maia, but being obscured by his own problems with alcool (which would finally conduce to his precocious demise). The rare Robson Jorge LP 1977 is a testimony of his genius.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, he started out in music playing the acoustic guitar that belonged to his brother at age 11. Before turning 15, he was already playing at balls and even recording sessions. By the mid-70s played keyboards on Tim Maia's band (Seroma). Later on that decade, met with keyboardist/arranger Lincoln Olivetti, establishing a solid partnership and making songs recorded by countless artists. Robson and Lincoln were in charge of writing the arrangements for most of the big MPB stars in the 80s, which granted them fame, money and hard critic reviews that accused them of turning MPB into lame pop. Robson Jorge died alone and forgotten in 1992.
Mirage - Bend A Little / I've Got The Notion
Mirage
Bend A Little / I've Got The Notion
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Preservation)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Repress edition comes in plain white generic sleeve!

Killer Unreleased mid 70's Blue Eyed Soul/AOR!
Between the sessions at Wishborne Sound Studios, the session musicians Terry Woodford, Clayton Ivey, Muscle Shoals horns among others, got down to record some of the finest funky soul and AOR. They took the name Mirage, aiming for stardom. Unfortunately no album was ever released and many tracks went on the shelves in the studio. Over 40 years later, Preservation Records are releasing two of their finest tracks on an exculsive 7". Only 500 pressed
Arthur Verocai - Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai
LP | 1972 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
16,99 €*
Release:1972 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
HHV congratulates Mr Bongo for 30 years of sublime reissues and outstanding music. Until the 22nd of August, all Mr Bongo items are available at a special birthday celebration price.

For a very long time, we have been trying to re-issue this record; a true and complete album masterpiece in every sense of the word, considered by many people to be one of the greatest ever made, regardless of genre. Recorded at Studio Somil, Rio De Janeiro in 1972, the album was produced, arranged, directed by the self-taught, Arthur Verocai. Previously he had worked on many records in various capacities, with artists including Jorge Ben, Ivan Lins and Celia, but this album gave him the chance to do his thing in it’s most pure form. The 29 minute masterpiece, perfect in it’s arrangement and fusion of sonics, epitomises the sound of Brazil at the time; strings, guitars, pianos, break beats, bass lines, synthesizers, vocals from the wonderful Célia, Carlos Dafe and Oberdan (Banda Black Rio), plus percussion from Pedro Santos and Paulo Moura on sax. Bossa nova, samba, jazz, MPB, psychedelics and funk sit side by side effortlessly. The album transcends the genre of Brazilian music, and infact all genres. Highlighted in part by the number of artists that have sampled from it; MF Doom, Ludacris & Common, Little Brother, Jneiro Jarel aka Dr Who Dat?, Dibiase and Action Bronson amongst others. The original Continental version of the album now fetch around $2000. Our definitive re-issue is an exact replica of the gatefold original LP and the source master is taken from the Continental tapes, re-mastered in 2012 under Arthur’s supervision.
Spiritual Jazz - Volume 10: Prestige
Spiritual Jazz
Volume 10: Prestige
2LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Jazzman)
26,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Esoteric, modal and deep jazz from Prestige Records, 1961-73' - The tenth edition of our Spiritual Jazz series takes a closer look at the music Prestige was recording at the start of the 1960s. This was the period when the modal jazz sound pioneered by Miles and Coltrane was starting to percolate through the jazz underground.

In its heyday, Prestige was the only jazz label that could hold a candle to Blue Note. Prestige was always quick off the mark to record new artists, and in the years after Kind of Blue the label was quick to release some of the most innovative early explorers of the new style.

Founded as New Jazz in 1949 by 20-year old jazz fan and entrepreneur Bob Weinstock, Prestige was the only other imprint besides Blue Note to capture the iconic jazz sounds of the 1950s, and like its rival it grew to be an icon itself.

If Blue Note documented the sound of hard bop in its most carefully crafted and beautifully presented form, the low-key, jam-session approach that Weinstock preferred meant that the music captured by Prestige has a tough, unfiltered energy that was a lot closer to way it was being played live, night after night, by New York's most prominent jazz musicians.

Featuring Afro-Eastern visions from Yusef Lateef and Ahmed Abdul-Malik, deep modal excursions from Mal Waldron and Walt Dickerson, and essential spiritual jazz grooves from Gary Bartz and Idris Muhammed, Spiritual Jazz vol. 10 documents the sound of modal jazz in full flight, unabashed and authentic from the pioneers!
Niki Dave & Afro Kids Shoreza - Inyange / Amayaya
Niki Dave & Afro Kids Shoreza
Inyange / Amayaya
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Afro7)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two funky steppers from Niki Dave & Afro Kids! First ever reissue of rare seventies music from Burundi!
Filippo Trecca - Col Fiato In Gola
Filippo Trecca
Col Fiato In Gola
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Sonor Music Editions)
21,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Movies / TV
The legendary Hip Hop / Dusty Fingers heavy tune "COL FIATO IN GOLA" by maestro Filippo Trecca, originally released in 1978 for the Giallo TV mini series "Diario Di Giudice" and directed by Dante Troisi. Sampled by tons of artists, this track represents a true holy grail for Italian TV-soundtracks music lovers and DJs with a totally mental downtempo Hip Hop beat played in a heavy Funk key with just everything you could dream about: sleazy and punishing drum patterns / huge and ceaseless string cuts / heavy Giallo orchestration / meandering flutes / groovy and totally killer mood. Essential stuff!
Bremer / McCoy - Utopia
Bremer / McCoy
Utopia
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Luaka Bop)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Utopia is a tale of juxtaposition. On one hand, the music paints an idyllic and dynamic soundscape. Lead single "Højder" springs with bright, twinkling keys - part wurlitzer, part piano - balanced by a warm, sauntering bassline that has the feel of a tango. Others, like "Tusmørke" lean more into the jazz lane, a sultry nighttime tune sizzling with violins and dubbed out keys.

On the other hand, Utopia was by no means made under ideal circumstances. The duo battled constant technical difficulties - exploding reel-to-reel machines, a mixing board that constantly broke down - as if haunted by the malfunctioning gear. On top of that, Bremer was going through a divorce, which made recording a struggle at times.

Nonetheless, Utopia encapsulates what Bremer/McCoy do best: kaleidoscopic instrumental music, touching a multiverse of genre that evokes passion and promotes contemplation from the listener.
Maleem Mahmoud Ghania & Pharoah Sanders - The Trance Of Seven Colors
Maleem Mahmoud Ghania & Pharoah Sanders
The Trance Of Seven Colors
2LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Zehra)
27,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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A download code is included. Available on vinyl for the very first time: “The Trance Of Seven Colors” by master Gnawa musician Maleem Mahmoud Ghania and free jazz legend Pharoah Sanders. Produced by Bill Laswell and according to The Attic “one of the most important albums of Gnawa trance music released in the ‘90s”. Originally released in 1994 on Bill Laswell’s Axiom imprint, “The Trance Of Seven Colors” is the meeting of two true musical masters: Maleem Mahmoud Ghania (1951 – 2015), son of the master of Gnawa music Maleem Boubker Ghania and the famous clairvoyant and "moqaddema" A'isha Qabral, and a master of the traditional Gnawa style in his own right. Mahmoud learned this craft as a youth along with his brothers, walking from village to village, performing ceremonies with his father Boubker and was one of the few masters (Maleem) who continued to practice the Gnawa tradition strictly for healing (the central ritual of the Gnawa is the trance music ceremony – with the purpose of healing or purification of the participants). With 30 cassette releases of music from the Gnawa repertoire with his own ensemble and performances at every major festival in Morocco, including performing for the King in various contexts, Mahmoud Ghania was also one of Morocco's most prominent professional musicians. In 1994, Bill Laswell and Pharoah Sanders went to Mocrocco, equipped with just some mobile recording devices, to record Ghania and a large ensemble of musicians (to a good part family members) in a very intimate set up at a private house with the legendary free jazz musician contributing his distinctive tenor saxophone sounds that gained him highest praise as a truely spiritual soul right from the days of playing with John Coltrane and his wife Alice and on seminal solo albums like „Karma“. The aptly titled „The Trance of Seven Colors“ ranks among the best Gnawa recordings ever released, made it onto the list of “10 incredible percussive albums from around the world” by Thevinylfactory.com and is 25 years after its original CD release on finally available on vinyl!
Hamlet Minassian - Armenian Pop Music
Hamlet Minassian
Armenian Pop Music
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Numero Group)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A winsome and dizzying spin on disco pop, recorded in westernized Iran during last moments before the 1979 revolution. All but criminalized in the wake of Ayatollah Khomeni’s theocratic repression, Hamlet Minassian’s solo masterpiece is a testament to the Middle East’s forgotten dance music culture. This six-song, 44-minute LP hybridizes Euro attitude and Armenian
traditional songs to create long, hypnotic proto-house, seemingly beamed in from another dimension.
Black Pumas - Black Pumas
Black Pumas
Black Pumas
LP | 2019 | EU | Reissue (ATO)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Folgeformat der transparent-roten Erstauflage (39226201) auf schwarzem Vinyl.
Ana Mazzotti - Ninguem Vai Me Segurar
Ana Mazzotti
Ninguem Vai Me Segurar
LP | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Far Out)
22,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Remastered Reissue der beiden 1970er Samba-/Jazz-Funk-Klassikeralben der brasilianischen Sängerin, Musikerin und Komponistin Ana Mazzotti: ihr legendäres Debütalbum "Ninguem Vai me Segurar" (1974), aufgenommen mit den Azymuth-Mitgliedern unter Leitung von Jose Roberto Bertrami, die im Studio nebenan gerade selber an ihrem Debütalbum bastelten, enthält das Roberta Flack-Cover "Feel Like Making Love". Das selbstbetitelte "Ana Mazzotti" (1977) ist eine Neuaufnahme des Debütalbums mit neu aufgenommenen Vocals und Arrangements sowie neuer Trackfolge, auf dem das Roberta Flack-Cover durch das karnevaleske "Eta, Samba Bom" ersetzt wurde.
Eleven76 - Space Voyage EP
Eleven76
Space Voyage EP
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Mocambo)
7,19 €* 7,99 € -10%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Original library synth funk sci-fi soundtracks. This promo EP from the vaults of Warner Chappell's production music archive offers four more tracks from Eleven76's mystique Space Voyage recordings. Originally intended for film synchronisation usage as part of Warner's music library, their unique mélange of analog synthesizers, breakheavy drumming, trippy fx and euphoric-melancholic instrumental fantasies has gained them a cult following among witty beatmakers, DJs, cratediggers, tape recording freaks and space age afficionados.

Produced by Paul Elliott, director of The Library Music Film, this promotional vinyl 45 was made to support the library album SPACE VOYAGE and to make the music available outside of film usage. Limited quantities available as most of the pressing is used as giveaway for clients in film, TV and advertising.
Ralph Weeks - Let Me Do My Thing
Ralph Weeks
Let Me Do My Thing
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Matasuna)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Matasuna Records is delighted to reissue another jewel on vinyl: Ralph Week's song 'Let Me Do My Thing' is probably the most sought after Panamanian soul tune and the rare original 7inch is sold at incredible prices. The song was recorded together with the band 'Los Dinámicos Exciters' in 1971 in Panama.
During our research we were lucky to find Mr. Weeks, who could give us some background information to this song and his music career in general. Ralph Weeks was born 1943 in Panama, which he left at the age of 17 to move to the United States. There he founded the band 'Ralph & Telecasters' at the beginning of the 1960s. After his time in the US Army he started the band again, recorded their first single in 1965 and went touring in the United States during the following years. Among other gigs they also played twice in the famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem (NYC) where one of the greatest musicians like Louis Armstron, James Brown, Marvin Gaye etc. performed there.
The charismatic singer and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass & keyboard) was invited to a show in Panama in 1970, where he performed with members of the band 'Los Dinámicos Exciters ', which he knew from his youth. In 1971 he came back again and recorded four songs with the band, which were released on the album "Lo Mejor De Los Dinámicos Exciters". Two of the recordings were also released under Ralph's name as a 7inch vinyl single on the Panamanian label "Sally Ruth Records" - among them "Let Me Do My Thing".
Then he returned to the States and founded a new band in 1975 with Carlos Brown, a member of the Exciters, which existed for about 25 years. Weeks' life has always been dedicated to music: even today, at the age of 76, he is still a member of an accapella gospel group that sings weekly at the church in his hometown in the state of Connecticut.
On the A-side of the vinyl you can listen to the amazing original version recorded in 1971 - which was remastered for the release. The funky Latintune has all the ingredients that helped him to his status as one of the best Panamanian soul songs: a killer rhythm, a deep grooving bass line, the virtuoso interplay of the trumpet players and the super sweet soul voice of Ralph Weeks. There's nothing more to add, but our favourite producer "Voodoocuts" was able to get something out of the original. On the B-side you'll find his version of the classic: a modified arrangement with a new in and outro, an extended break part and additional beats that will set every dance floor on fire. Don't miss this gem!
Donna McGhee - Make It Last Forever HHV Exclusive Orange Vinyl Edition
Donna McGhee
Make It Last Forever HHV Exclusive Orange Vinyl Edition
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Wewantsounds)
26,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Officially licensed reissue. Limited to 300 copies on orange vinyl (non-transparent), only available at HHV. Donna McGhees utra rare Newy York disco classic from 1978. Produced by Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams. Reissued with original artwork and newly remastered audio. Including the cult classics "It Ain't No Big Thing", "Make It Last Forever" and "I'm A Love Bug". One of the most in-demand disco albums of the 70s!
GoGo Penguin - Ocean In A Drop Music For Film
Matthew Halsall - Oneness
Matthew Halsall
Oneness
3LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Gondwana)
33,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Matthew Halsall to release Oneness. A triple vinyl set of archive recordings featuring three sessions of deep meditative spiritual-jazz in a deluxe edition, designed by Ian Anderson of The Designer’s Republic.

The recordings on Oneness date from Jan, March and September 2008 and were born from a period of experimentation as Halsall first began to explore the music that would provide the inspiration for his spiritual jazz recordings Fletcher Moss Park and When the World Was One. They also offer an intriguing snapshot into the birth of Halsall’s Gondwana Orchestra and feature many musicians who would go on to become a key part of Halsall’s musical journey, such as harpist Rachel Gladwin, bassist Gavin Barras and saxophonist Nat Birchall. The recordings sat in the Gondwana Records vaults for over a decade before Halsall felt it was the right time to share them.
Ronin Arkestra - Sonkei
Ronin Arkestra
Sonkei
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Albert's Favourites)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Led by producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Mark de Clive Lowe, Tokyo’s Ronin Arkestra brings together some of the most supreme and innovative players in Japan’s Jazz and electronic scene, featuring members of Kyoto Jazz Sextet, WONK, Cro-Magnon, Root Soul, Sleepwalker, Sauce81 and Kyoto Jazz Massive.
Formed in 2017, the collective’s debut album ‘Sonkei’, released via Albert’s Favourites, fuses ’60s deep and spiritual jazz with experimental electronica and is mixed by label co-founder Scrimshire. Compositions such as ‘Lullabies of the Lost’ are a deep meditation that transports us simultaneously back hundreds of years into the right here and now, while the horn-heavy, fusion-driven ‘Art of Altercation’, confronts the skill of conflict and confrontation.
Elsewhere, the impulsive and free-flowing ‘Cosmic Collisions’ merges raw grooves and electronics – an interstellar configuration of stars, light years from each other, while ‘Circle of Transmigration’ challenges the never ending circle of life, fusing soaring horns and piano-driven melodies.
It’s a fascinating evolution that has a parallel to each member in the Ronin Arkestra collective - master musicians from different bands and clans coming together to create a vagabond band of like-minded musicians - weaving the stories of their lives into a collective sound. “The members of Ronin Arkestra are some of my favorite musicians anywhere and the way we all come together in battle formation with so much heart and soul is making magic,” says de Clive Lowe.
E.S.T. - Esbjörn Svensson Trio - E.S.T. Live In Gothenburg
Àbáse - Invocation
Àbáse
Invocation
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Cosmic Compositions / HHV)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After gaining support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Soulection, Nabihah Iqbal or KEXP and appearing for an energetic live set at Thris Tian’s Global Roots radio show on Worldwide FM, Cosmic Compositions is proud to present Budapest born Berlin based keyboard player and producer Àbáse's long anticipated debut EP, “Invocation”.

Invocation is a collection of seven songs recorded during a two year period in different locations, capturing Àbáse collaborating with some of the most talented musicians from the buzzing Budapest music scene with special guest performers from Africa and Brazil.
Tim Maia - Racional Volume 1
Om Buschman - Total
Om Buschman
Total
LP | 1989 | EU | Reissue (Glossy Mistakes)
22,99 €*
Release:1989 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
A percussive trip to the roots of New Age. “Total” is an obscure masterpiece by ethnic percussion group Om Buschman. Tribal rhythms, spiritual jazz and organic grooves melt together in “Total”. Recorded in Germany in 1989, this glossy 180gr LP Original Edition copy was lost and then found in a warehouse, next to other matte finish covers, that never got distributed.
Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers - Music Of Many Colours
Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers
Music Of Many Colours
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Knitting Factory)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Music of Many Colours is a joint album between Roy Ayers and Fela Kuti, recorded after a three week tour of Nigeria’s major cities in 1979, during which Roy Ayers performed as the opening act for Fela’s band. The two artists decided to record the album as a round-up to the tour.

Roy Ayers describes the experience saying, “I met Fela Kuti in Nigeria in 1979, and we fell into a great relationship, good personal and music vibes, and we recorded that album together. Fela also came to USA in the eighties and we performed at NYC's Madison Square Garden. Amazingly energetic, Fela Kuti had a very original concept that was called Afro Beat – a genre with a very unique identity and exceptional music. One of Fela Kuti's most impressive qualities was that he was undeniably a brilliant show man, as a musician and as a huge dancer as well. His African concept was truly original… The tour was about two black men together coming together, one from Africa and other from USA, a very exciting collaboration."
DJ Soopasoul - Soopastole Edits Volume 15
GA-20 - Lonely Soul HHV EU Exclusive Red Vinyl Edition
GA-20
Lonely Soul HHV EU Exclusive Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Karma Chief / Colemine)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
GA-20 was formed by friends Pat Faherty and Matthew Stubbs in Boston, MA in 2018. The project was born out of their mutual love of heavy traditional Blues, R&B, and Rock & Roll of the late 50s and early 60s. Faherty and Stubbs bonded over legendary artists like Lazy Lester, J.B. Lenoir, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Junior Wells. Feeling a void in current music, the duo have set out to write, record and perform a modern version of this beloved art form. Live, GA-20 is a trio of 2 guitars, vocals and drums. Raw, passionate and honest performance, both on stage and in the studio, is the only goal. "Lonely Soul", the title track to their debut album embodies their sound: raw, cutting, and authentic.
Kit Sebastian - Mantra Moderne
Kit Sebastian
Mantra Moderne
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
'Mantra Moderne' is a stunning, contemporary masterpiece that fuses Anatolian Psychedelia, Brazilian Tropicalia, 60’s European pop and American jazz. A must for fans of Khruangbin, Portishead, Arthur Verocai, Goat, Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Os Mutantes, Cortex and co.

The duo is formed of Kit Martin, who lives between London and France and plays all instruments on the album, and Merve Erdem, vocalist and multi-disciplinary artist from Istanbul, now based in London. This is their debut album.

The album explores universal themes such as love, loss, decay, language and ideology, mixing three different languages: English, Turkish and French. Written and recorded by the duo - Kit composed all the songs and Merve wrote the lyrics - in rural France during 2018, each song was completed within a 12-hour window, pawning contemplation for spontaneity.

Dubbed by Kit and Merve as ‘lo-fi-hi-fi’ in reference to the high-end tube equipment that helped it find its way to 8-track cassette tape. The style owes its sound to narrow tape width, valve distortion, spring reverb, the mixture of high end gear with lo-fi equipment as well as a disregard to the norms of hi-fi studio techniques. All instruments were analogue and no samples were used. The instruments that are used range from tablas to darbukas, balalaikas to ouds, MS20 synths to Farfisa organs and a lot of cuica. The mixing techniques were done on-the-fly, tracking immediately to tape: compression, EQ, delay and reverb; meaning mixing could not be revisited!
Alicia Myers - I Want To Thank You Kon's Shine Your Light Remix
Alicia Myers
I Want To Thank You Kon's Shine Your Light Remix
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Kontemporary)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Christian 'Kon' Taylor's KONTemporary imprint goes from strength to strength! This, the fourth release sees the Boston crate diggin' selector, producer and remixer extraordinaire reworking Alicia Myers' gospel tinged roof-raiser 'I Want To Thank You' to devastating effect!
Stefano Torossi - Feelings
Stefano Torossi
Feelings
LP+CD | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Schema)
23,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Cinematic funk-porn-grooves from Jay Richford & Gary Steven a.k.a. Stefano Torossi.

A sweet groover from the Italian scene of the 70s – music that’s got a lush feel, but a funky one too – a great
mix of strings and electric instrumentation that rivals the best cop/crime work of the time – yet also has a nice
sexy feel too! There’s almost a blaxploitation vibe to the record at times – and although some instruments
solo at points, the real groove lies in the tight vamping of the orchestra – which hits all the right notes to really
send the whole thing soaring – often with a nice use of tone and color too!
Leroy Burgess & Saving Coco - Work It Out / Til I Found You
Leroy Burgess & Saving Coco
Work It Out / Til I Found You
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Favorite)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For many Disco and House music producers and listeners, Leroy Burgess might be one of the most important figures and inspiration, however being clearly quite unknown to the mass. Born and raised in Harlem, his musical knowledge was picked up informally through his mother (a classically trained soprano) and the infrequent family reunion with his mom's cousin, legendary Philly soul arranger/producer Thom Bell. It resulted in a 50 years musical career, which started in the late 60s within the Black Ivory band, under the shoulder of famous producer Patrick Adams. The list of project and artists he’s contributed to whether as a singer, musician, arranger, writer or producer is then incredible: Inner Life, Dazzle, Logg, Aleem, High Frequency, Change, Universal Robot Band, Rick James, Ben E. King, Eddie Kendricks, Narada Michael Walden are just a few of them. His influence to the Disco and Boogie musical movement is quite unequaled, and in the 90s he became also part of the Garage and House movement, collaborating with acts such as Blaze, Glenn Underground, and Cassius.
Since 2016 and a special gig at the festival “Nuits Sonores” in Lyon (France), where he was invited by MCDE, Leroy Burgess started touring Europe, backed by a band composed of musicians from the French city. He says himself that it’s part of “the best musicians he had the honor to play with live”. In 2018 at the New Morning in Paris, Pascal Rioux from Favorite Recordings, could confirm this feeling, while he also realized knowing most of these musicians, who collaborated to project from the label such as Mr Day or The Dynamics. There was not much more needed to launch the idea of some Leroy Burgess’ new recordings with the band, reviving the 80s analog production golden-age.
Today Favorite Recordings is thrilled to present Work It Out / Til I Found You, new 2 tracks EP by Leroy Burgess & Saving Coco, produced and composed by The Bernard Brothers and Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart. The Bernard Brothers is a Paris/London based production duo comprised of Elliott and Nevil Bernard. Elliott (aka Seiji Ono) and Nevil (aka Koji Ono) are also involved in running London reissue label, Melodies International. Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart, is a famous French producer, who’s proven over the past 15 years, his place amongst the finest producers of groove music in all genres through various projects such as Voilaaa, Mr President, or Uptown Funk Empire to name just a few.
Dayton Flic - Livin For Your Love / I'm Mad
Dayton Flic
Livin For Your Love / I'm Mad
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Beat Electric)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Back in 1982, with ten days left before the submission deadline to win a Sony Records recording contract, Dean Hummons gathered Jenny Douglas, A. J., Chris Bowman, Roger “the Dodger” Parker and Jared Michael Nickerson to lay tracks reel-to-reel stylee in Dean’s Dayton, Ohio basement studio. “I’m Mad” and “Livin For Your Love” are two of the five tracks recorded for Dayton Flic’s contest entry. After making the deadline with only a day to spare and receiving no notice one way or the other from Sony Music ... the Dayton Flic crew disbanded and went their separate ways, eventually going on to join such acts as Sun, Dayton, Toto and Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber.
Mastered from the demo cassette submission with a touch of tape hiss.
Esnard Boisdur - Mizik Bel
Esnard Boisdur
Mizik Bel
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Favorite)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
“You don’t need to be a fan of Gwoka or even Antillean music in general to fall in love with the deep, expressive voices of the singers of the genre. Artists like COSACK, ANZALA and ESNARD BOISDUR have fascinated music lovers around the globe for decades. It’s not only the drumming style accompanied by their beautiful melodic intonation, but also the revolutionary spirit of these songs that make them a unique and powerful document of the culture and the history of the Antilles and the Caribbean.
I remember the first time I listened to this type of drumming and signing, live at the re-enactment of the slave riots, and being completely emotionally overwhelmed by it. Some of my record collector/DJ colleagues and friends – first and foremost Hugo Mendez and Émile Omar – shared the same fascination for the genre and kept inspiring me, and countless others, by their DJ sets at Tropical Discoteq in Paris, where I have had the pleasure to be one of the residents for five years and counting. At one of those nights, I met my friend Pascal Rioux from Favorite Recordings and told him about an amazing unreleased track I received months before, on a home-burned CD, from ESNARD BOISDUR. Among other beautiful songs, it contained one outstanding track, a mix of modern Gwoka and Zouk called “MIZIK BEL”.
When I started playing that track out, there were fierce reactions on both ends. The crowds loved it and after a while you could hear people cheer when they heard the first notes. Many DJs and labels wanted it, demanded it, and would even go as far as to block or unfriend me if I refused to comply. It became clear to me that the track had to be released on vinyl for the first time and made accessible to people who wanted to play it, while giving the original artist full credit. At the same time, I knew a remix version of the track that would pay respect to the original could only be created by getting the original stems, and not by editing the main track and pressing it into an “electronic dance corset.” Pascal agreed to the idea and started the licensing work and the search for the stems, which resulted in an ongoing three-year quest that was crowned by the finding of the ADAT containing the original tracks.
As AFRICAINE 808, Dirk Leyers and I spent considerable time trying to re-create the composition of the original, respectfully slicing and re-arranging it, adding new instrumentation, and recording additional percussion and talking drum with our percussionist ERIC OWUSU (Pat Thomas/Ebo Taylor). We stretched it, adding a krauty synth part without losing the focus of Esnard’s beautiful voice and lyrics, describing Caribbean music in all its diversity and beauty.
With this in mind, I hope you can now enjoy the beauty of “MIZIK BEL” as much as we have so far.” – (DJ NOMAD, June 2019).
Funky Family - Funk Is On
Funky Family
Funk Is On
12" | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Best Record Italy)
16,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
Limited edition remastered reissue of Funky Family, the italo disco studio project from 1984. This production features Nicola Nicolosi from Nicolosi Family
we can remember him on Amnesie by Turas) and represents a real example of proto-house that became a Chicago classic regularly played by Ron Hardy at Muzic Box and during WBMX radio shows. This edition has the full instrumental cut on the side two instead of the short radio edit available on the original one.
O.C. / Les Demerle - Times Up / A Day In The Life
O.C. / Les Demerle
Times Up / A Day In The Life
7" | 2019 | UK (5 Borough Breaks)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Continuing to dig up the finest and rarest hip hop bangers, most of which are pressed on a 45 for the first time, 5 Borough Breaks deliver yet another nugget in the shape of O.C.'s legendary "Time's Up". Over on the flip its the original sample source, this time a wigged out big band/jazz cover of The Beatles "A Day In The Life". Another essential release for DJs everywhere. As always very ltd qty pressed, when they’re gone they’re gone.
Durand  Jones & The Indications - American Love Call Black Vinyl Edition
Durand Jones & The Indications
American Love Call Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Dead Oceans)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Durand Jones & the Indications aren't looking backwards. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, the Indications conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, AND the Impressions. Even with an aesthetic steeped in the golden, strings-infused dreaminess of early `70s soul, the Indications' sophomore LP, American Love Call, is planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time. The Indications' 2016 self-titled debut was the product of friends who met as students at Indiana University in Bloomington, In., recorded for $452.11, including a case of beer. American Love Call, the band's sophomore LP is instead the record the Indications dreamed of making, fleshed out with strings, backing vocals, and a newfound confidence in songwriting. Blending a slew of influences from years spent crate-digging, guitarist Blake Rhein says the Indications approach songs in the same way hip-hop producers do, as likely to pull inspiration from `70s folk-rock or classic R&B as they are Nas' Illmatic. "Did I expect to do this shit once I got out of college? Hell no," Jones relays, laughing. "Totally not. But this is what God is telling me to do - move and groove. So I'm gonna stay in my lane."
V.A. - Cosmic Discotheque: 12 Junkshop Disco Funk Gems From The 70's
V.A.
Cosmic Discotheque: 12 Junkshop Disco Funk Gems From The 70's
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Take It Acid Is)
15,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
70s Disco Music wan’t just Abba or Studio 54. In the same way that punk or glam rock were evolving at the same time, the "disco" phenomenon generated a plethora of obscure and bizarre studio projects which remained unknown for decades, despite often being more inspired and creative than the few ones that reached stardom and sold millions of copies. 45 rpm singles that remained unsold, sitting in junkshops all over the world for decades hide forgotten gems, revealing genius and avant-garde only guilty of not being at the right place at the right time. Whether it's Moroder-oriented proto synth-wave, groovy space-disco or acid afro funk, volume 1 of the Cosmic Discotheque series is all about rediscovering those forgotten treasures while setting your dancefloor on fire!
Ernest Ranglin - Be What You Want Be
Ernest Ranglin
Be What You Want Be
LP | 1983 | EU | Reissue (Emotional Rescue)
14,99 €*
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Emotional Rescue is delighted to reissue for the first time, the legendary Ernest Ranglin teaming up with Noel Williams aka King Sporty, on this 1983 meeting of reggae guitar legend and Miami disco boogie don that resulted in this highly sought after 6 track mini-LP. A defining guitarist and composer in the development of Jamaican music, Ranglin leads little introduction. In a career spanning over 50 years, he was involved in the move from mento and calypso to ska and on to reggae, playing on the groundbreaking recording of My Boy Lollipop itself, before going on to work with the likes of the Skatalies, Prince Buster, Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley. Born in 1932 in Manchester, West Jamaica before moving to Kingston, Ranglin's self-taught chordal and rhythmic approach blended jazz, mento and reggae with percussive guitar solos. On moving to Florida in 1982, he teamed up with scene king, Williams to present 'a new style', mixing the bass heavy boogie disco the producer was famous for with Ranglin's unique playing. Featuring a who's who of the Miami scene including Bobby Caldwell, Timmy Thomas, Betty Wright and Williams himself, the rearranged order starts here with Soft Touch. A retake of Thomas' TK Disco
and Cosmic) classic Africano, before a skanking remake of the William's standard, Keep On Dancing and title bomber Be What You Want Be, crown the match of reggae and vocal disco. Also, included is a beautiful take on Anthony Hester's R&B classic, In The Rain, while the record closes with the choice Papa "Doo" and jammer Why Not.
Don Rendell & Ian Carr Quintet, The - Shades Of Blue
Liquid Mask - Just A Moment
Bruce Marshall / Bill Thomas - PP-005
Bruce Marshall / Bill Thomas
PP-005
12" | 2018 | US | Original (Preservation Project)
10,49 €* 20,99 € -50%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The incredible psych funk from June's PP-005, with two additional, EP-exclusive tracks. The companion to the limited 7" (PP-005), our new 180g 12" EP plays at 45RPM, has the same awesome unreleased tracks as PP-005, but also includes a couple extra unreleased tracks that you won't find on 7". This 12" 180g EP ships in July, following the 7" (PP005) which ships in June. The 7" (PP005) will contain 2 of the 4 tracks found on this EP, with the remaining 2 tracks exclusive to this EP (PP12005).
Emmanuel Jal & Nyaruach - Ti Chuong Remixes
Emmanuel Jal & Nyaruach
Ti Chuong Remixes
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (MoBlack)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Hotly anticipated remixes for 'Ti Chuong' now finally available on wax!
Mac & Party - Zandale / Kiss To Kiss
Mac & Party
Zandale / Kiss To Kiss
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Afro7)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
From Mac & Party aka. Yaseen Mohammes comes this fantastic Kenyan chakacha taarab dancer with a heavy clavioline keyboard hook. mid 60’s origin
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