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3phaz - Three Phase
3phaz
Three Phase
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (100 Copies)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Three Phase is the self-titled debut LP by mysterious Cairo based artist, 3Phaz. Falling in a dark dystopian area between Mahraganat & Shaabi on one side, and hardcore techno and Grime on the other, this record is like nothing you ve heard before. Three Phase is a brutal, hard hitting, deconstruction of the already raw and explosive Mahraganat sound.
3rd Generation Band - Because Of Money / Obi Ye Saa Wui
3rd Generation Band
Because Of Money / Obi Ye Saa Wui
7" | 1973 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
10,99 €*
Release:1973 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two tasty tunes from Ghana in the seventies! Worth every single penny!
7-A-Side - Super Dancing Hits
7-A-Side
Super Dancing Hits
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Wan Chai)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Wan Chai Records is a Hong-Kong based label, specialized in rare Asian records and quality reissues.
For their first release, they wanted to highlight a promotional record released at 500 copies only in Hong-Kong for a famous Soda brand. It was offered with a pack of bottles in 1977 and never been released.
Produced and arranged by Noel Quinlan, this Album is a mix of Funk and Soul covers. The result is an awesome LP including groovy covers, from the classic “Lowdown” by Bob Scaggs, to a Funky “I Shot The Sheriff” by Bob Marley with a deep Fender Rhodes, and 12 other outstanding tracks.
856040005921 - Planets Of Life (Kon & Flaunt's Scorpio Groove)
856040005921
Planets Of Life (Kon & Flaunt's Scorpio Groove)
12" | 2020 | US | Original (Beat Junkie Sound)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Flaunt Edwards aka J.Rocc teams up with Kon for the "Planets Of Life (Flip)". The tracks has been a staple in many DJ's sets from Benji B, Kaytranada, Flammable DJs from Russia and many more DJs worldwide. The track is from one of R&B's finest group with an extra Drum track to attract the dancers.

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

Flaunt Edwards is an alias of J.Rocc, when he want to explore the Disco / House side of things. When you see the name Flaunt on a release you know it's to make the people dance.
9th Creation - Love Crime
9th Creation
Love Crime
12" | 1986 | EU | Reissue (Past Due)
12,99 €*
Release:1986 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
It is well known that talent never guarantees any success in the music industry. This sentence summarizes the story of The 9th Creation, one of the best soul, funk, disco and boogie band to make it out of Stockton, CA.
9th Creation - Mellow Music
9th Creation
Mellow Music
7" | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Past Due)
10,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
It is well known that talent never guarantees any success in the music industry. This sentence summarizes the story of The 9th Creation, one of the best soul, funk, disco and boogie band to make it out of Stockton, CA.
A.Mislayene - El Fen
A.Mislayene
El Fen
12" | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Spaziale)
18,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Next up for Spaziale Recordings - one of the most sought-after Arabic disco records, A. Mislayene - 'El Fen' finally gets a long awaited fully official remastered reissue, original copies of which sell for close to £300.
This 12" was only issued in seriously limited quantities on the tiny Stip records label out of France in 1976. Sought for the chuggy exotic rhythms of the B side 'El Fen' at long last this eastern-influenced disco masterpiece is available to those who don't happen to have a spare £500!
Aït Meslayene was a Kabyle traditional singer who moved to Paris to try his luck. He was driven by an Algerian manager who pushed him to make a "disco" album, a new trend at that time. The recording found place in a studio near Paris, with an American drummer from the funk group "Ice".
For SPZ002, Viaggio Recordings head honcho Stefano Ritteri steps up to provide an exquisite “Versione Spaziale” of 'El Fen' on the A side, with the original version and 'Yemma' taking the flip.
Abbey Lincoln - Abbey Is Blue
Abrao - Omnam
Abrao
Omnam
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Bigamo)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bigamo come with another nugget which crossed the path of Frank Wiedemann’s way. Modern tropicalia soundtrack coproduced by Red Axes. It totally has this Honest Jon’s vibe.
Abstract Orchestra - Madvillain Volume 1
Abstract Orchestra
Madvillain Volume 1
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Ata)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Led by Saxophonist Rob Mitchell, Abstract Orchestra have been a consistent presence on the u.k. music scene, touring constantly in promotion of their debut LP "Dilla" and follow up 45 "New Day feat. Illa J", steadily building a loyal and supportive fanbase.Inspired by the legendary live performances of The Roots with Jay-Z and the 40 piece orchestral arrangements by Miguel-Atwood Ferguson of the work of J Dilla, classic arranging techniques underpin modern loop-based structures, breathing new life into familiar material.

The band itself is based on the classic jazz big band instrumentation of saxes, trumpets and trombones and features the cream of the north of England's jazz scene who collectively have played with Jamiroquai, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mark Ronson, Martha Reeves, John Legend & the Roots, Roots Manuva and Amy Winehouse.

"Madvillain Vol. 1" takes the template of their debut LP "Dilla" and applies the same approach to the collaboration of MF Doom and Madlib, aka MADVILLAIN and their albums MADVILLAINY and MADVILLAIN 2. Sampling the likes of Sun Ra, Bill Evans, Freddie Hubbard, George Duke, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder gave the albums a jazz oriented feel and ethos which in turn lend themselves perfectly to the deconstruction and re-imagining of Abstract Orchestra. As with their debut, all the tracks were recorded live in the studio with very few overdubs.

Abstract Orchestra's MADVILLAIN Volume 1 explores the jazz, TV soundtrack and film score aspect of the original work, combining it with classic big band writing and a focus on improvisation. There is a strong influence ofQuincy Jones, Lalo SchifrinandDavid Shire(Composer of the soundtrack toThe Taking of Pelham 123) on the album, and the arranger Rob Mitchell crafts his own sound that inhabits the space between Madlib's production and Quincy Jones' writing. Bandleader and arranger Rob Mitchell says of the record: "'MADVILLAINY' is a jazz album as much as it is a hip-hop album and I wanted to explore this reciprocal territory there has always been between jazz and hip-hop. 70's cop show soundtracks have always captured my interest and imagination, and I discovered so much amazing music through TV themes, Quincy Jones and Lalo Schifrin in particular. They explored sounds that were menacing, angular, dissonant, frantic and yet captivating. They were also able to write music that was the flip side of all that dark chaos, and write lush and beautiful music. Arranging and scoring up MADVILLAIN Volume 1. Has allowed me to explore these sounds that I've always loved, yet keeping a strong hip-hop identity as the core of its sound."
Adrian Younge - OST Black Dynamite Score Instrumentals
Adrian Younge
OST Black Dynamite Score Instrumentals
LP | 2009 | US | Reissue (Linear Labs)
21,99 €*
Release:2009 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Soundtracks
Multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge makes his debut on Wax Poetics Records with his original score to the Michael Jai White comedy Black Dynamite.
Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics - Instrumentals
Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics
Instrumentals
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Delfonics is the quintessential sweet-soul group. Hailing from Philadelphia, the crew formed in the mid-'60s, with the definitive original lineup as lead
vocalist and songwriter William Hart, his brother Wilbert Hart, and mutual high-school friend Randy Cain (later replaced by Major Harris). With the help of
producer/arranger Thom Bell—and with William's signature falsetto—the Delfonics set the tone for all other sweet-soul groups that would follow.

Los Angeles producer/composer Adrian Younge envisioned a modern-day Delfonics album and pitched the idea to William Hart, who hopped a plane from
Philly to L.A. and began work on a new album. Younge helped to reshape the Delfonics by bringing on board two excellent young vocalists, Loren Oden
and Saudia Mills—as well as Om'Mas Keith on the single "Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)"—to work alongside William.

From the very beginning, it was Younge's intention to create an old-school Delfonics vibe but offer a very hip-hop-informed perspective. There are
distinguishing musical elements that Delfonics fans will recognize, like the electric sitar guitar, the French horn, string arrangements, and the tympani. Now the instrumentals are finally available.
Affinity - Dont Go Away
Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Pulsion
Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra
Pulsion
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Ubiquity)
18,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra’s (ALVO) new album Pulsion delves deeper into spiritual jazz, library and film music. The result is a heavier, more progressive and darker sound albeit
with their signature funk and groove remaining intact as the foundation.
Afro Soul Prophecy, The - Daddy’s Groove / Let me Be Your Lover
Afro Soul Prophecy, The
Daddy’s Groove / Let me Be Your Lover
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Schema)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Afro Soul Prophecy project welcomes the Spring of 2017 with a series of two exclusive 7-inch records, for a total of four fully instrumental new compositions. This second 45rpm of the series consists of the main track “Daddy’s Groove”, a catchy funky song with wah-wah guitars and a long middle sax solo part, paired with the romantic slow-paced “Let Me Be Your Lover”. Once again Alex Puddu has lent his creativity and put his music signature on these tracks, for an exciting and charming result!
Afro Soul Prophecy, The - Red Light District / The Game Of Love
Afro Soul Prophecy, The
Red Light District / The Game Of Love
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Schema)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Afro Soul Prophecy project welcomes the Spring of 2017 with a series of two exclusive 7-inch records, for a total of four fully instrumental new compositions. This first 45rpm consist consists of the main track “Red Light District”, a rare groovy funk effort tinged with catchy brass melodies, backed with the slower, mellow and sensual “The Game of Love” – yes, the title says it all! Once again Alex Puddu has lent his creativity and put his music signature on these tracks, for an exciting and charming result!
Afro Soul Prophecy, The - The Devil Made Me Do It
Afro Soul Prophecy, The
The Devil Made Me Do It
10" | 2017 | EU | Original (Schema)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Inspired by the music of Fela Kuti and his Africa 70 project feat. drummer Tony Allenl, “The Devil Made Me Do It” is pure downtempo afro beat in its original version; the first remix here included, the “Invisible Cosmic Echoes”, has a slower pace and is characterized - as the title suggests - by reverberations and space sound, while the “Invisible Astral Wave” is perfect for a DJ remix and has got a slightly accelerated pace, with an emphasis on the percussive / tribal element.
Afrodisia - Sugar Free / Malcolm X
Afrodisia
Sugar Free / Malcolm X
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Cordial)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sugar Free' by Afrodisia is often regarded as soul connoisseurs as being one of the finest songs to come out of Europe in the 1980s, which has only ever been available on the Afrodisia album 'Elephant Sunrise.' That is until now when 'Sugar Free' is available on 7" vinyl. On the flip side we're treated to a uptempo fusion jam called 'Malcolm X' which is previously un-issued.
Ahmad Jamal Trio - At The Pershing
Ahmad Jamal Trio
At The Pershing
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Acoustic Sounds)
44,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is one of the best-selling jazz records ever. But among audiophiles, it may not be as well known as some of the other genre classics.
Jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, Grammy-nominee, and Kennedy Center legend Ahmad Jamal has for five decades been one of the most successful small-group leaders in jazz and one of the genre's all-time great pianists. His artisty, talent and creative abilities have thrilled audiences and been broadly proclaimed by musician and music lover alike. "At The Pershing: But Not For Me" is Jamal's dazzling fountain of creative splendor in full flow.
In 1956 Jamal's new trio (with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums) began a residency at Chicago's Pershing Hotel, and two years later the group recorded "At The Pershing: But Not For Me", which spent 108 weeks among the Top Ten best selling albums. Recorded on Jan. 16, 1958 at the Pershing Lounge in the hotel, each set played that night was recorded for a total of 43 tracks, eight of which were selected by Jamal for the album.
AllMusic rates the album 4 stars, calling it a turning point in Jamal's career. The album became one of the best-selling records in the history of the Chess Records label. But it's often forgotten that a jazz pianist called Ahmad Jamal played a major role in filling up the label's coffers and widening its audience.
Jamal, from Pittsburgh, was a child prodigy who started playing piano at age 3 and, as a teen, caught the ear of jazz great Art Tatum. Then, after moving to Chicago, in 1948, he was eventually discovered by visionary record producer John Hammond. Hammond gave Jamal his first shot at recording in 1951, but it was seven years later, when the pianist was signed to Chess Records, that his career truly skyrocketed.
"At The Pershing: But Not For Me" topped America's jazz charts for months and established a 107-week residence in Billboard's album charts.
»That album sold over one million copies and is still selling«, Jamal says. He attributes its success to the power of music. »It's contagious. Music belongs to the world. So something that is of value, whether it's Ravel's Boléro or, specifically, "At The Pershing", the world listens. And if it's good, you're going to get one or two listeners... and I got a few more than two!«
The Analogue Productions reissue LP you hold has matchless listenability, employing steps calculated to extract the highest-quality transfer and playback from the original master tape. Mastering took place at Sterling Sound, while plating and 200-gram pressing is by our own Quality Record Pressings, where the best-sounding LPs with dead-quiet surfaces are produced. A Stoughton Printing old-style tip-on jacket completes the package.
Ahmad Zahir - Volume 2: 70S Afghan Psychedelic Folk-pop
Ahmed Abdul Malik - East meets west
Ahmed Abdul-Malik - East Meets West
Airto Fogo - Airto Fogo
Airto Fogo
Airto Fogo
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Pharaway Sounds)
21,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
EURO FUNK HOLY GRAIL! Featuring superb drummer Sylvain Krief, Airto Fogo’s sole album from 1976 is one of the best instrumental jazz-funk / rare-groove albums ever recorded in France. Heavy drums, Rhodes, analogue keyboards, deep bass, hot horns, Blaxploitation & Latin touches…Highly recommended if you like PLACEBO, CCPP, THE J.B’S, DEODATO, BEN & THE PLATANO GROUP, GODCHILD…
Airto - Free
Airto Moreira / Gilberto Gil - Celebration Suite / Maracatu Atomico
Airto Moreira / Gilberto Gil
Celebration Suite / Maracatu Atomico
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Stateside)
13,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sampled to fame for 'Samba Di Janeiro' ... sound bad but it's actually a dope track!
Akale Wube - African Pop Session Feat. Manu Dibango
Akale Wube
African Pop Session Feat. Manu Dibango
7" | 2015 | EU | Original (Prado)
8,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
On December 12th 2013, as part of the celebrations for Manu Dibango’s 80th birthday, RFI invited Akalé Wubé to play live for the African master. For the ethio-jazz ambassadors, it was the perfect occasion to unearth two nearly unknown tracks – “Ekedi” and “African Pop Session” - both written and recorded by Manu in the early seventies. The moment was magical. During soundcheck, Manu fell for the charm of the Parisian quintet and quickly set up his saxophone. A few minutes later, Manu invited himself to play together with the band live during the show being aired internationally. This meeting could have ended there, but soon enough, it was Manu Dibango’s turn to invite Akalé Wubé on stage. He also contributed some studio work on Akalé Wubé’s album “Sost”, and joined the band on stage for a few concerts after that. The adventure continues! In order to inaugurate its catalog, Prado Records has chosen to release these two tracks on a vinyl 7inch. This newborn label, created by Benjamin Verdier (DJ) and David Georgelet (musician) is based in Paris and is associated with the musicians woking at Studio Prado, also Akalé Wubé’s HQ.
Akira Ishikawa - Back To Rhythm
Akira Ishikawa
Back To Rhythm
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
23,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ultra-rare jazz-funk/fusion album by Japanese drummer, Akira Ishikawa. Featuring percussion-heavy versions of ‘Let's Start’, ‘Bongo Rock’ and ‘Pick Up The Pieces’.
'Back To Rhythm’ was the final recording in Ishikawa’s African-influenced period. He cut this record with his band ‘Count Buffalos’, featuring Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Takeru Muraoka, Larry Sunaga and arranger Hiromasa Suzuki. Includes excellent cover versions of The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, BT Express, Stevie Wonder, Average White Band, Incredible Bongo Band and Fela Kuti.
Originally released in Japan in 1975 by Columbia, this is now extremely difficult to find in its original format, and very pricey indeed!
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
Akira Sakata - The Tale Of The Heike
Akira Sakata
The Tale Of The Heike
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Trost)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Akira Sakata, legendary Japanese jazz musician since the early 70s (Yosuke Yamashita Trio, Akira Sakata Trio) and ocean-biologist, tours and records with The Thing, Jim O’Rourke, Bill Laswell, Merzbow, Chikamorachi, etc.

The TALE OF THE HEIKE is an intense solo-performance that we now is released on vinyl for the first time!
some dvd-pieces (8-11) from the live-performance as an ensemble were used as bonus-tracks

Sakatas current band ARASHI (with Johan Berthling and Paal Nilssen-Love) will release their second studio album this spring, as well on trost records.
Akofa Akoussah - Akofa Akoussah
Akofa Akoussah
Akofa Akoussah
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rich, deep, percussive soulful folk album from master Togolese singer, Akofa Akoussah. The album moves through uptempo afro-folk-funk on ‘Tango’ to deep ballads of ‘Ramer Sans Rame’ and ‘I Tcho Tchass’ and lighter moments on ‘G Blem Di’ and ‘Mitso Aseye’. Akofas exceptional songs and soaring vocals are decorated with percussion, guitar lines, subtle backing vocals and horns to create a unique, rich sonic. The album was recorded for release by French label Sonafric in 1976. Produced by Gérard Akueson; founder & owner of African record label, ‘Akue’, based in Paris.
Music was truly in the blood of Julie Akofa Akoussah. She began singing at the age of three, inspired and led by her mother and older sister and became principal soloist in her school choir, St. Peter & Paul Choir of our Immaculate Conception Parish of Nyékonakpoé, at the age of 8. From there her career blossomed, and singing often took precedence over her studies. In order to master her art she spent time studying and working closely with local groups including Mélo Togo, Rocka Mambo, Rio Romamcero, Ok Fiesta, Eryco Jazz, Afro Cubano, Los Muchacho, Elégance Jazz and Togo Star amongst others. In her own words: ”Luck opened the door in January 1966 where I had the honour of being selected to share the stage with Bella Below – one of the best voices of
Africa – at the 1st ‘Negro Arts Festival’ in Dakar. On my return, I was approached by Ambroise Ouyi, the highly respected singer & poet, and we wrote ‘Tu Ne M'Écris Plus’, my very first opus.“
The popularity of her work led to an increased exposure for Togolese music outside of the country, in neighbouring Ghana and Benin most notably. During her career she collaborated and performed with greats including Manou Djibango, Queen Pelagie, Abeti Massikini, Aycha Koné and Myriam Makeba. Akoussah was also dedicated to, and widely recognised for, her work for social causes, championing and nurturing young musical talent, and the fight against AIDS. She was president of the National Union of Artists Musicians of Togo (UNAM) before sadly passing away in April 2007 after a long illness, at the age of 57.
Akwassa - In The Groove
Akwassa
In The Groove
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Oom Dooby Dochas)
19,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
First official reissue ever! Nigeria had an utterly strong popular music scene in the 1970s, “Afro Beat” and “Afro Funk” were the hottest musical creations of the day and garage rock oriented bands like OFEGE or funky monsters AKWASSA were at the forefront of the movement. I deliberately call it their second album despite three albums that were released under the monicker HEADS FUNK BAND with exactly the same line up as AKWASSA from 1975 to 1978. However, the main difference between “In the groove” and the earlier records is a more slick and polished feeling and a strong reggae element. Next to this, there are definitely a few more up to date disco funk influences that outweigh the classic raw streetfunk we could find on the predecessors of “In the groove”. So the development in sound and style is obvious. 'In the Groove' has a more easy, more relaxed feeling. The atmosphere is bright and certainly reaches out for a wider audience. AKWASSA were stars in their palce. “In the groove” was a perfect album that would appeal to each and every fan of funky music. All the members of AKWASSA stayed with music after the band dissolved in the late 70s, some of them until recent years, others straight up into the 80s or 90s. Even though this important Nigerian band called out it's quit somewhen, they left a rich legacy of music! Colorful and inspiring this album is made to last forever due to the memorable hooks and harmonies. While collectors spend 1.000 EUR for original copies, an official reissue of this monster rarity was overdue and Afro Funk lovers around the world will leap for joy as nearly all tunes could be played in a row to set the dancefloor ablaze!
Al Di Meola - Casino
Al Di Meola
Casino
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Speakers Corner)
28,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Master of the strings, Al Di Meola, who turn his back on over-ambitious manual dexterity as in "Elegant Gypsy" to concentrate more on musical substance, demonstrates his intensive work with the material in the follow-up album "Casino". For example in "Egyptian Danza", an amalgamation of melodies which circle around one another and evoke with light electronics the contrasting worlds of the Orient, Occident and New World. A far sharper sound is conjured up in "Chasin‘ The Voodoo", which escalates to an extremely tightly-knit continuous fire, infused with the maestro‘s familiar guitar sound. Di Meola - with himself alone - combines the idea of multiple rhythms and parts: In the "Fantasia Suite For Two Guitars", four miniatures with percussive zapateado and whirling flamenco, he accompanies himself thanks to multi-tracking. All great stuff, but the best comes last: in the lengthy title number "Casino" all powers come together to create a magnificent performance with varying tempos, layered patterns, deceptive metrical changes and, of course, guitar playing of the highest order.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. More information under www.pure-analogue.com.
All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.

Recording: May - September 1977 at Electric Lady Studios, New York, by Dave Palmer
Production: Al Di Meola
Al Green - Explores Your Mind
Al Greene - Back up train
Al Hudson And The Soul Partners - Spread Love
Al Kent - The Disco Edition
Al Kent
The Disco Edition
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Gamm)
10,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following up his latest "Jazzy Edition" Mr Al Kent now delivers the "Disco Edition". We begin with a +11 min long mid tempo jam that will please any fans of Patrick Adams. On the flip we go more up-tempo with a power disco cut that clocks in over 12 min. Lots of things happening with many twists and turns on this one...epic stuff!
Al Sunny - Planets
Al Sunny
Planets
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two years after an acclaimed first album, Al Sunny and Favorite Recordings proudly present Planets, carrying on their collaboration and bringing it to another level.
Al Sunny is a young and talented singer/musician/composer emerging from the French soul music scene. During his conservatory studies, he refined his knowledge and confirmed his desire to write and compose. He quickly matured the music that he truly loves, inspired by artists such as Tim Maia, America, Al Green, and Al Jarreau. Giving birth to the majority of his compositions through his guitar, he always seeks to bring his songs’ melody to the forefront. During his studies he kept experiencing live performing on different scenes and confirmed his choice for a musical career, while also meeting many brilliant musicians, including Florian Pellissier, who later introduced him to Pascal Rioux and Favorite Recordings.
It resulted in 2017 in Time to Decide release, a dazzling first album establishing Al Sunny’s music and writing style, looking towards the 70s and 80s Westcoast movement, infused with Blue-Eyed-Soul, Pop and Folk flavors. Built on the same influences, Planets is made of 8 new compositions (including a CD and digital bonus), and is clearly a continuation of its cadet, asserting Al Sunny’s talent and singing skills.
Fully recorded live and analogic in Paris, this new album also stands out by an impressive level of production, faithful to some classics of the genre. Mixing catchy melodies, soulful vocals, warm and heavy bass, strong beat and beautiful guitars and keyboards harmonies, Planets just perfectly meets the AOR and Modern-Soul golden era standards.
Aladean Kheroufi - Sorry If I Hurt You / Nothing Ever Changes
Alan Hawkshaw & Keith Mansfield - Beat Incidental
Alan Hawkshaw & Keith Mansfield
Beat Incidental
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Be With)
24,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This release comes on 180g vinyl and was remastered from the original tapes.Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another of our favourites from the KPM 1000 series. They say: A Dramatic Suite Of Themes, Montage, Sequences And Generics. We say: An enormously influential and heavy KPM set of timeless, killer funk breaks from 1972 by the mighty John Cameron. Jazzrock is an aggressive, percussion-heavy album with an energy that leaves jaws on the floor. Breaks and beats for days with electric piano, bass loops, and pounding percussion. Funky jazz with a deep, tough, soundtrack feel. As with all of our KPM re-issues, the audio for The Road Forward comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!
Alan Hawkshaw - The Road Forward
Alan Hawkshaw
The Road Forward
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Be With)
24,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This release comes on 180g vinyl and was remastered from the original tapes. Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another of our favourites from the KPM 1000 series. They say: A comprehensive collection of descriptive contemporary scores. We say: Just look at the track titles of The Road Forward and swoon: Strangelands, A Man Alone, Sheer Elegance, Mystique Voyage, Cruising. Don’t you just want to hear those? The maestro Alan Hawkshaw really spoils us on this, one of the most sought after KPM greensleeves. This collection from 1977 is a brilliantly varied blend of silky smooth synths, funk-fuelled clavichord grooves and soft focus space beats. Essential. As with all of our KPM re-issues, the audio for The Road Forward comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!
Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw - Black Pearl
Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw
Black Pearl
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Dewolfe Music)
24,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released in 1973, Black Pearl’s overall sound is the epitome of cool, orchestral funk / dramatic styles of the 1970s (e.g. “Next Stop LA”, “Collect”, “Oh! Militia”, “Choctaw”, “Black Pearl”, and “Blue Shadow”). Also featured are several more romantic, laid-back, emotive pieces such as “Miraculous Dream”, “Tryst”, “Sunny Monday”, “Melody and Lace”, “Monochrome”, “No Return”. Not to mention a couple of surprise solo honky-tonk piano jaunts – “The Vamp” and “Night of the Garter”.

An eclectic mix that is sure to pique anyone’s interest. The album was produced by Alan Parker and Alan Hawkshaw, who is perhaps best-known for composing “The Champ”, which has been widely sampled and emulated by hip hop artists.

“Library records are a collection of little one-minute pieces for soundtracks recorded by session musicians for movies, TV, student films, whatever. I don’t actually know the story behind when, why, or where they were made but…there were a bunch of different labels that made them [and still probably do], and I was on the hunt for any recorded between 1969 and 1976. They all have random song titles like “Bouncy Strut” with descriptions like “hard-driving beat with percussion.” So imagine how much funky shit is on them. For me, De Wolfe Music was the best.”

– Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz of the Beastie Boys
Alan Parker & Madeline Bell - The Voice Of Soul
Alan Parker & Madeline Bell
The Voice Of Soul
LP | 1976 | UK | Reissue (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:1976 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Veteran library musician Alan Parker recorded with session vocalist Madeline Bell for his Themes International Music label and the result was 1976’s The Voice of Soul.

The sensational uptempo dancer “That’s What Friends Are For” is probably the most well known track on the record, and is a big hit on the rare groove scene, but it is by no means an anomaly. The Voice of Soul is essentially a perfect, sophisticated soul album with heaps of swagger and sass from beginning to end. Its once generic-sounding title is now deservedly definitive.

And the whole LP oozes sex. It oozes sex so much that it could have soundtracked a period porn film. Indeed, parts of it did. “Love Is All” and “You’ve Got What It Takes” both featured on the infamously banned Pretty Peaches from the same year.

As is usual with library records, The Voice of Soul was hard to get even when it was first released. It’s next to impossible now. So here’s your opportunity to own what is in our opinion one of the finest rare soul LPs of the late 70s, and a superb example of Madeline Bell’s superlative vocal talents.

But that’s not the whole story. As well as pitching the record as “a varied selection of modern female vocal features which are equally suitable for background or radio programme usage”, the original release notes go on to explain that “the corresponding backing tracks are issued on TIM 1022 The Sound of Soul. Therefore it is possible to edit from vocal to instrumental version and vica versa where commentary or scene changes occur.”

So yes, all of the backing tracks from The Voice of Soul were released as The Sound of Soul, and we couldn’t re-issue one without re-issuing the other.

As with all ten re-issues, the audio for The Voice of Soul comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.
Albert King - The Big Blues
Aldo Vanucci - Ponderosa / Knew You Were Coming
Aldo Vanucci
Ponderosa / Knew You Were Coming
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Jalapeno)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The man, the myth, the legend that is Aldo Vanucci is back with a small black disc of wax for the ages. Yes, it's the very same individual who supplies samples to Fatboy Slim, who was voted Plymouths 14th best DJ and who has undertaken marathon 36 hour DJ sets for charity. Exactly. Yes it's that Aldo Vanucci…
With a vast back catalogue of releases already to his name on respected indie labels including Tru Thoughts, Catskills, Good Groove and his own Good Living Records he has established himself as one of the producers you can trust when it comes to quality.
And this release ahead of his forthcoming album on Jalapeno Records is no exception. The soulful strutter – 'Ponderosa' could have been extracted from a Tarantino movie taking a Morricone-esque score sample and flipping it into a modern slice of driving pop. The powerful top line from Dena Deadly adds some colourful imagery to enhancing the already cinematic sounds.
Flipside 'Knew You Were Coming' fuses an 80's disco boogie groove with a memorable top line that really shows off Mr. Vanucci's DJ credentials. It's a club bomb with enough power to detonate any dancefloor.
Alemayehu Eshete / Girma Beyene - Telantena Zare / Ene Negn Bay Manesh
Alessandro Alessandroni - A Trip Around The World
Alessandro Alessandroni
A Trip Around The World
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (SAAR)
24,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
SAAR Records is reissuing, in a limited edition and under its famous label Stella, thanks to the collaboration
with Sonor Music Editions for the remastering, the long-playing “A Trip Around The World”, much sought
after by vinyl collectors.
The album was recorded and produced in Pero (Milan, Italy), with the famous Italian composer,
Alessandro Alessandroni - Background Disco
Alessandro Alessandroni
Background Disco
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two disco jewels signed by Maestro Alessandroni for an obscure Italian sexy-comedy in 1976, presented here in a new edit on 12'' designed for the dancefloor.
Alessandro Alessandroni - Forever
Alessandro Alessandroni
Forever
CD | 2020 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Soundtracks
"Forever” is a special album that celebrates Alessandroni’s genius and represent his musical testament. Composed and arranged in Namibia during the last months of his life, the album is a stunning collection of orchestral tracks that reveal Alessandroni’s many virtues and abilities as a composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, fusing pop, jazz and classical music with his unique (Italian) touch.
Alessandro Pizzin - Received: Selected Works 1981-1993
Alessandro Pizzin
Received: Selected Works 1981-1993
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Incidental Music)
23,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
First ever compilation of solo works from founding member of Ruins and Wind Project - including several unreleased and previously CD-only pieces
Features printed insert with comprehensive track-by-track notes and images. Alessandro Pizzin’s production work resonates far and wide throughout the prolific music scene of 1980s Venice, Italy. His work as one half of the influential experimental combo RUINS gave way to his later productions as a founding member of the acclaimed ambient electronic group Wind Project, whose whose complete works were recently reissued on CD. Though Pizzin’s sonic fingerprint is present throughout many landmark recordings of the minimalist and experimental Venetian music scene, his groundbreaking works as a solo producer were only quietly released on his own EXPLORA label in the early 1990s - until now.



Received: Selected Works 1981-1993, compiled by Incidental Music in collaboration with the artist, provides a valuable retrospective overview of Pizzin's solo material - from some of his earliest Fluxus-inspired work of the 1980s to the rich sonic palette of his early '90s CD material. The pieces featured on 'Received' touch upon the atmospheric and polychromatic sounds of Pizzin's electronic work, often developed in conjunction with various occasions of art shows, grandiose chapel productions, and even a natural birth method training video - such as the ethereal Hiroshi Yoshimura-esque 'Sunset on a hill' - a previously unreleased piece commissioned by a natural birth center in Venice. Other compositions, such as 'In loving memory' and the previously unreleased 'Francesco (live in studio)' exhibit the profound emotive range of Pizzin's compositions, at times evoking the eclectic environmental works of Brian Eno as well as Italian musical contemporaries Piero Milesi, Riccardo Sinigaglia, and Pepe Maina.



Compiled by Incidental Music in collaboration with the artist, Received: Selected Works 1981-1993 includes extensive track-by-track liner notes, giving a comprehensive and critical overview of Alessandro Pizzin’s solo career. Out on vinyl and digital formats December 13, 2019.
Alex Puddu - The Golden Age Of Danish Pornography
Alex Puddu
The Golden Age Of Danish Pornography
LP | 2012 | IT | Original (Schema Easy Series)
16,99 €*
Release:2012 / IT – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The music on this record is inspired by and composed for The Golden Age of Danish Pornography - a collection of vintage hardcore short films from the early seventies, directed by Danish porn pioneer Freddy Weiss.
Alex Puddu - The Golden Age Of Danish Pornography 2
Alex Puddu
The Golden Age Of Danish Pornography 2
LP+CD | 2014 | EU | Original (Schema)
20,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The music on this record is inspired by and composed for The Golden Age of Danish Pornography - a collection of vintage hardcore short films from the early seventies, directed by Danish porn pioneer Freddy Weiss.
Alex Puddu - The Golden Age Of Danish Pornography Volume 3
Alex Puddu
The Golden Age Of Danish Pornography Volume 3
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Schema)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Soundtracks
Third impressive chapter for Alex Puddu's "Golden Age of Danish Pornography", a cult series of soundtrack-like tracks inspired by the unmistakable sounds of the '60s and the '70s. As usual, Alex is doing (almost) everything by himself - writing, arranging, producing and performing with a little help from a few trusty friends. Disco funk, tribal and exotic percussions, smooth Memphis soul riffs, fuzzy guitars, interstellar synths, electric sitar, wild vocals, groovy saxophones and trumpets, all of this and much more can be found in this incredible record!
Alfie Davison - Love Is Serious Business
Alfie Davison
Love Is Serious Business
7" | 2017 | UK | Original (Outta Sight)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sublime single alltime great "modern" Northern Soul dancefloor packer including Richard Searling's rare 12inch version on the flip!
Ali Hassan Kuban - From Nubia To Cairo(Remastered) / The Soul Of Black Egypt
Alice Coltrane - Ptah, The El Daoud
Alice Coltrane - Radha-Krshna Nama Sankirtana
Alice Coltrane
Radha-Krshna Nama Sankirtana
LP | 1977 | US | Reissue (Antarctica Starts Here)
24,99 €*
Release:1977 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana was the first of two albums Alice Coltrane released in 1977 (the other being Transcendence). Coltrane’s music during this period grew out of an epiphany in which she would renounce secular life and don the orange robes of a swamini (spiritual teacher in the Hindu tradition). Musically, this meant leaving jazz behind (at least partially) and embracing the chants and rhythms of devotional music.

The first half of Radha-Krsna is mostly filled with simple arrangements of bhajans (Hindu devotional songs) and features the singing of students from the Vedantic Center, the Ashram that Coltrane founded in 1975. The group bounces with the joy of a gospel choir (not coincidentally, some had backgrounds in Southern Baptist churches).
Alice Coltrane with Pharoah Sanders - Journey In Satchidananda
Alice Coltrane with Pharoah Sanders - Journey in satchidananda
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!
Alien Ensemble - Alien Ensemble 2
Alien Ensemble
Alien Ensemble 2
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Alien Ensemble)
16,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
God knows how Micha Acher manages to be part of so many different projects at once: Besides playing and recording with Alien Ensemble, he also plays tuba in the band Millipede, contributes trumpet parts to the "Landlergschwistern" and the "Hochzeitskapelle" oh, and then there's also this other indie band he's been working with – a certain group called The Notwist.
All The Breaks - Volume 1
All The Breaks
Volume 1
LP | 2011 | US | Original (Bag Of Items)
15,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
ll The Breaks 1 is an incredible addition to your sound library. This record features an impressive collection of 100 original & sought after breakbeats, sourced and remastered from the original records, and then cut down to the essential parts.
All The Breaks - Volume 2
All The Breaks
Volume 2
LP | 2012 | US | Original (Bag Of Items)
13,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
All The Breaks 2 is another incredible addition to your sound library. This record features an impressive collection of 100 original & sought after breakbeats, sourced and remastered from the original records, and then cut down to the essential parts.
All The People - Cramp Your Style
All The People
Cramp Your Style
7" | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Blue Candle)
8,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Killer funk from the Henry Stone's Miami vaults… 1972 classic repressed and remastered for 2014 in original artwork as a dinked 7". Heavy duty dancefloor nugget! Official re issue.
Aloe Blacc - Good Things
Aloe Blacc
Good Things
2LP | 2010 | EU | Original (Vertigo)
10,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
I Need A Dollar was great, the full length is even greater! 13 pieces of perfect modern soul music! You need this in your life! Produced by the Truth & Soul crew! Includes download code for the whole album!
Amnesty - Free Your Mind: The 700 West Sessions
Amnesty
Free Your Mind: The 700 West Sessions
2LP | 2007 | US | Reissue (Now-Again)
26,99 €*
Release:2007 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is still one of the most funkadelic groups you ever heard!!!

Finally, repressed!!
Andre Tanker - River Come Down / Movin Round
Andre Tanker
River Come Down / Movin Round
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Jamwax)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
After the famous Andre Tanker’s “Back Home”, Jamwax is very proud to reissue River Come Down in its 12'' version.
Originally released on the Contraband label in 1979 and recorded at famous Semp studio in Trinidad, “River Come Down” is a blend of islands funk, soul, disco, soca with also a touch of gospel: “River, the river come down, the river come down, the river down...wind blow like a hurricane...the river come down, washing the right, washing the wrong, washing the weak, washing the strong, the river come down...”
On the other side you will find an obscure synth instrumental released on an impossible to find 7'' in 1986. “Movin Round” was produced by Andre Tanker for Horace Wilson's Turn of The Tide. This song was absolutely under the radar and remains a strong banger for any dances.
Andrew Hill - Grass Roots
Andrzej Korzynski - Possession
Andrzej Korzynski
Possession
LP | 2012 | UK | Original (Finders Keepers)
17,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is the first time any of this music has been released outside of the films original context!
Andy Sheppard Quartett - Romaria
Angela Davis & The Mighty Chevelles - My Love (Is So Strong) / Instrumental
Angela Davis & The Mighty Chevelles
My Love (Is So Strong) / Instrumental
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Record Shack)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In-demand and hard-to-find-on-original 1970s funky Northern soul dancefloor bomb finally on affordable licensed reissue 45 backed with instrumental. Meanwhile a classic, this is pure Northern funk!
Anilza Leoni / Sambalanco Trio - Balumba / Sam Blues
Anilza Leoni / Sambalanco Trio
Balumba / Sam Blues
7" | 2015 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Anilza Pinho de Carvalho, better known by her stage name Anilza Leoni was a Brazilian actress, singer, former ballerina and painter.

Balumba is uptempo samba jazz at it’s finest. Originally appeared on a very obscure 7” on Copacobana in 1967 entitled ‘Enfarte Musical / Festa Do Balamba’, and was included by Nicola Conte on his Viagem Vol. 4 compilation.

Sambalanço Trio were formed by Cesar Camargo Mariano, Humberto Clayber and Airto Moreira in 1960’s Sao Paulo. The group released some of the most important records of the period and in the genre of samba-jazz.

When the group split in 1965 Airto formed Quarteto Novo with Hermeto Pascoal, and Cesar Mariano went on form Som Tres.

Sam Blues is a Mr Bongo HQ favourite - uptempo bossa jazz fusion, taken from their self-titled LP originally released on Audio Fidelity (Brazil) in 1964.
Anita O'Day - Trav'lin' Light
Ann Sexton - The Beginning
Ann Sexton
The Beginning
LP | 1977 | US | Reissue (Sound Stage 7)
17,99 €*
Release:1977 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
I'm His Wife (You're Just a Friend) was sampled on GZAs so so classic 'Liquid Swords'!
Antena - Camino Del Sol
Anthony Coleman - Catenary Oath
Antoine Berjeaut - Moving Cities (Prod. Makaya Mccraven)
Antoine Berjeaut
Moving Cities (Prod. Makaya Mccraven)
LP | 2019 | US | Original (I See Colors)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
First collaboration between french trumpet player Antoine Berjeaut and Chicago-based drummer MVP Makaya McCraven, along with a cast including bassist Junius Paul and saxophonist Julien Lourau. A mix of writing and improvisation based on material previously composed by Antoine Berjeaut and Makaya McCraven, those sessions were then used in his studio by McCraven, who did what he does best: he re-mixed, sampled and re-composed a new and vivid score, blending contemporary jazz, electronic music and post-rock.

Bridging the spaces between the Paris and Chicago scenes, Moving Cities brings together the best of both worlds and is emblematic of a new, utterly modern jazz going through a true aesthetic revolution. Moving Cities started as a live laboratory set up by Berjeaut and McCraven; it echoes the recent evolution of international metropolises constantly torn between individualism and collective endeavors, in a disrupted geography.
Antoine Rocky-Horror - Machine Gun Boogie / Sophia
Antoine Rocky-Horror
Machine Gun Boogie / Sophia
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Cosmic Chronic)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Another classic Cosmic Chronic from a few years back, rounding out the end of an era for the Miami imprint. Re-mastered by Stan Getz. Machine Gun Boogie b/w Sophia.
Antonio Carlos Jobim - The Composer Of Desafinado Gatefold Sleeve Edition
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Wave
Apostles, The - Black Is Beautiful Black Vinyl Edition
Apostles, The
Black Is Beautiful Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1977 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
32,99 €*
Release:1977 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Apostles were a renowned Nigerian funk/soul group from the city of Aba (an epicenter for music during the 70s & 80s) and disciples of the heavy psychedelic soul/rock fusion style...for over forty years, they have stood as the jewel in the crown of the Afrobeat genre in Eastern Nigeria and champions of its flourish ing post-war music scene. Since their formation in 1973, the band has turned out memorable perf ormances in a variety of styles including rock, soul, funk, pop and reggae. The Apostles amassed a large following, enjoyed an immense success throughout Nigeria and went on to release multiple albums. Although most of their songs are sung in English, a few of their songs are also sung in Igbo. The Apostles became superstars on the strength of several hit singles and have been preaching a particular blend of funky psychedelic soul/rock fusion for over 40 years. The LP we are presenting you here
Black Is Beautiful (1977) is one of the most enjoyable albums of the Afrobeat era: proud, assured, relaxed and extremely powerful. Black Is Beautiful contains a heavy mix of wailing guitars, swirling funky organ sounds and James Brown-style vocals. It is one of their best albums (also one that became a fixture in many East Nigerian homes) and an essential Afro-Funk record to add to your collection. Today we are proud to present to you the first ever vinyl reissue of this rare Nigerian album originally released on EMI Nigeria in 1977. This reissue is now available as a deluxe 180g vinyl edition featuring the original artwork
Aquarian Dream - Phoenix / East 6th Street
Aquarian Dream
Phoenix / East 6th Street
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Buddah)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Norman Connors produced Aquarian Dream first appeared in 1976 with their debut album on Buddah, featuring the extremely popular 'Phoenix' along with the club dancer 'East 6th Street'.
Both tracks were only released previously on 12" in the UK and quickly became a huge collector's item with the release averaging £50 on Discogs some 38 years later.
Fully remastered on limited edition 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, officially reissued for the first time since its original release.
A much loved & timeless disco track sampled many times in the house music community.
Arashi (Akira Sakata / Johan Berthling / Paal Nilssen-love) - Semikujira
Arashi (Akira Sakata / Johan Berthling / Paal Nilssen-love)
Semikujira
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Trost)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The second album by the furious free jazz trio comprising Akira
Sakatam (alto saxophone, clarinet, voice), Johan Berthling
(double bass) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums and percussion).
Arat Kilo, Mamani Keita & Mike Ladd - Visions Of Selam
Arat Kilo, Mamani Keita & Mike Ladd
Visions Of Selam
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Accords Croisés)
25,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Selam means 'peace' in Amharic, the language commonly spoken in Ethiopia. Peace on you, peace for this world that knows it so little and needs it so much. It is an aspiration for everything, but also, as in North Africa where its equivalent is ‘salam’, a greeting to the
interlocutor, an invitation to fraternity. With this third album, Arat Kilo addresses us its greeting as well as a wish for universal peace. It's not a sign of a new beginning after two already exhilarating recording adventures. On the contrary, it is that of a blossoming in the form of an opening.
An openness that is not accompanied by any renunciation or compromise. The group, which brings together six French musicians passionate about ethiojazz, has made sure not to get away from its favourite field, these sweaty funks and fivelegged jazz strangely twisted in the witchcraft of Swingin' Addis, a brief parenthesis today considered as a golden age where some Ethiopian producers and musicians took advantage of a loophole in the censorship system established by Haïlé Selassié to unite traditional turns - the only
ones authorized by the Negusse Negest regime - with Western jazz, soul and pop. In this album, Arat Kilo never leaves Addis Ababa in the early 70s where charming singers and electric orchestras developed, in an almost clandestine way, heady melodies and melodies full of mystery. The four characteristic ethiojazz scales are found there, which blend the ornamental chiselings and harmonic cement of each title, on a par with the associations of timbres and rhythms inherited from this composite aesthetic. But the band managed to bring to fruition the evolution that was taking shape in its previous album: on the one hand by accentuating the dancing character of its compositions - following an almost natural vocation, so much so that the prodigious drums of Florent Berteau, the bass of Samuel Hirsh, the percussion of Gérald Bonnegrace, the guitar of Fabien Girard, Aristide Gonçalves' trumpet and keyboards and Michael Havard's saxophones and flutes seemed predisposed to fit together to form a fabulous groover machine in every tone, every meter -, on the other hand, by incorporating with amazing ease two singers used to walking across very different horizons, Mamani Keita and Mike Ladd.
Archie Shepp - A Sea Of Faces
Archie Shepp
A Sea Of Faces
LP | 1975 | EU (Black Saint)
15,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU
Genre:Organic Grooves
Recorded in Milan (Italy) and originally released in 1975 "Sea of Faces" stands as one of Shepp's strongest recordings of the Seventies. A highly varied program, covering Shepp's entire spectrum and performed by an all-star line up featuring Archie Shepp - tenor & soprano sax, piano, vocals, Charles Greenlee - trombone, tambourine, vocals, Dave Burrell - piano, Cameron Brown - bass, Beaver Harris - drums, tambourine, vocals, Rafi Taha - vocals, Bunny Foy - vocals, maracas, percussion. The album includes the famous 26 minutes long "Hypnosis" a groovy extended jam in full spiritual Jazz mode.
Archie Shepp - Blase
Areski & Brigitte Fontaine - L'incendie
Aristocrats, The - Let's Get Together Now / Loving You Is Mellow
Aristocrats, The
Let's Get Together Now / Loving You Is Mellow
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Expansion)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rare Philly 70s Modern Soul classic b/w unreleased earlier version of the major marris dancer, an exceptional piece of philly magic!
Arsenio Rodriguez & The Afro-Cubano Sound - Viva Arsenio!
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - A night in Tunisia
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Moanin
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Moanin' Transparent Red Vinyl Edition
Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers - Moanin
Art Blakey - Orgy In Rhythm Volume 1
Art Blakey
Orgy In Rhythm Volume 1
LP | 1957 | EU | Reissue (Go! Bop!)
17,99 €*
Release:1957 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
It is interesting how the Jazz sounds of the 1950s and early 1960s influenced later psychedelic bands and if you dig yourself through to the most influentual records of that mind expanding extraordinary wing of jazz music you will hit Art Blakey and this album directly with your nose. The title says it all and what you get to listen to here will surely take you away from the cold and grey reality and drag you onto a trip to the center of your galaxy. It starts with a haunting passage that shows roots in African and latin folk music, then explodes into a cacophony of poly rhythmical patterns. There are voices allover the place but it is not singing in the actual way. This voice howls in the more gentle parts and spits commands over the wild rhythm burst outs. Art Blakey smokes and despite his completely unleashed playing he makes his drums sound melodic if that makes sense to you. Sometimes he gets accompanied by a piano or flute but their lines will hardly show up and seem like doomed greetings from forlorn dimensions while the sheer power of the drumming becomes the true reality and tears up your mind to let it float out. And this is only the first piece called „Buhaina chant“. „Ya ya“ as second piece is a bit more melodic and has an irresistible groovy flow, still with this melodic drumming that builds the spine of this outstanding record. German 70s project NIAGARA has recorded similar drum based music 15 years ahead of this 1957 release. The few bass lines and piano sounds and the occasional flute are nothing but tinges of colour to make this an even more exciting affair. And it really sounds like a ritual as the album title implies, a ritual as quite often indicated by H.P. Lovecraft in his haunting novels and short stories about unspeakable cults. The album gets more song oriented with the beginning of the next piece „Toffi“. Traditional African chants on a bass, piano and drum background flow into a passage where the piano takes off for a longer solo that is rooted in blues, boogie and ragtime jazz, the flute gets a solo passage as well on a base of latin tinged drum and bass patterns and a repetitive piano chords. But again the piece gets stripped down to it's bare rhythmical spine and then Art Blakey comes to freak out on his drumkit. You can still hear the piano and bass doing the same line over and over again but your attention lies with the furious antics of Mr. Blakey while the percussive backing hypnotizes you. Again we have this cultish and ritualistic appeal. An orgy in rhythm. „Split skins“ as song title will prepare you for what comes over you. Another nine minutes of drumming power. It comes as a sheer endless drum solo and still keeps your attention going from the first to the last beat. Blakey is to the drums what Coltrane is to the tenor saxophone and what John McLaughlin is to guitar, a visionary, a traveler and searcher who pushes himself and his boundaries forward. Aged 38 by the time he recorded this album he reached his first peak. As a member of groups with Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis he certainly was a common name among jazz aficionadoes and this album showed that he actually was much more than just the drummer of some bigger leaders. A top classic and still as relevant as it was in 1957 when it got released.
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Blue Vinyl Edition
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