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100% Pure Poison - Windy C Collection
100% Pure Poison
Windy C Collection
2x7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This holly grail album has been transformed into a 45s collection. Dynamite Cuts releases a high quality limited edition 1000 copies double pack 2x7” release which gives you 4 of those masterpieces from that album. two never before on 7” vinyl all of the most in-demand tracks.
107th Street Stickball Team - Saboreando, Pot Full Of Soul
107th Street Stickball Team
Saboreando, Pot Full Of Soul
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Everland)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Plus 4 Unreleased Bonus Songs! This is a band project from the late 1960s with a very young Bobby Marin, a leading figure in the invention of BOOGALOO music, a cocktail of Latin music, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Rock’n’Roll oft he day clearly geared towards the western pop music that made the top of the charts. As he grew up on 107th Street in Harlem / NYC he and his mates played a game called Stickball during the day which is a street variation of baseball originating from the New York area while at night he rehearsed with a doo wop ensemble named THE LATIN CHORDS and others from his team got together in a percussion group in buildings on the opposite site of the street. It was no miracle that both groups soon merged into one act that became the 107TH STREET STICKBALL TEAM producing this sole LP in 1969 with a 7“ decoupled probably upfront that featured the two album tracks „On old Broadway“ and „Mojo shingaling“. Well shaped originals of the full length vinyl go for 200,00 € now as a mono pressing, while even those which fetch lower prices never fall beyond 100,00 €. Therefore this reissue on Everland Records suits us fans of outstanding 1960s music fairly well with even four bonus tracks added that band leader Marin unearthed from his personal vaults. This is clearly a typical album in the field of BOOGALOO music of the later 1960s. Western popular music such as beat with British roots, American soul music with lush arrangements and orchestration and the well known elements of bossa nova, salsa, cha cha cha and merengue team up in an exciting sound that gave us some very intense albums during the short span of it’s real popularity in between 1966 and 1969 around NYC but also far out in the latin world. The anthems of one’s life in the Bronx or in Harlem given by the likes of Tito Puente could be felt pouring out of the relaxed, yet intensely pulsating rhythms from drums and percussion on this record while the melodic constructions on top of this groundwork were either soul inspired such as with the hauntingly dreamy opener „On old broadway“ with a great pop appeal and beautiful horn section and vocal arrangements, had a bluesy approach such as the ballad „Look to me“ in three – quarter time at first but adopting a latin melody and cha cha cha beat towards the end of the song or showed a 1960s pop beat affinity with the vocal melodies on top of a bed of ever grooving mid paced salsa rhythms with powerful horns accompanying the basic structures as you can hear it in the two minute shorty you put a hurt in my heart. But this was only one side oft he coin. There were even more traditional latin songs to be found here which were even sung in Spanish. „Toma Guajira“ could easily be an evergreen on the dancefloor in every bar in Havanna. The mixture was breathtaking for you did not get away from dancing and twirling to the enthralling rhythms upon which sometimes the instruments could take a frantic path such as the organs or the saxophone in the soul inspired instrumental „Barbara with the kooky eyes“, which has this typical late 60s atmosphere. Wherever you put the needle in the groove the music will grab you by the heart and legs. The four bonus tracks fit well with the original album and if you would not know they were added only for this reissue you would never realize they would have stayed unreleased for about 50 years. „Come live with me“ is a hot blooded latin groover with a late 50s soul and doo wop feel merged with cumbia and salsa elements. The melodies drag you straight into the clubs of Cuba’s capital. „Rosemary with the funny knees“ is rather modern soul pop and Northern soul of the day in which more of these Cuban aspects appear for a moment but with the late 60s sound prevailing. It feels like the band drifts from one one world into the other and back without losing a beat. „Hey mama“ is a cross of 60s doo wop vocal music and Latin sounds that makes up a prototypical boogaloo style dance floor sweeper. „Lost in the jungle“ adds some 1950s exotica elements to the haunting 60s pop with latin rhythm groundwork and once more frantic performances from the horns and the singers make it an instant classic. I could go on raving about this album but instead I recommend to buy a copy of the reissue and get the full boogaloo experience. If I should limit myself to only one record from this style it would certainly be this.
24-Carat Black - Ghetto: Misfortune's wealth
24-Carat Black
Ghetto: Misfortune's wealth
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Stax)
18,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
8 tracks

- "Brown-Baggin'" sampled by Assassin - "Kique at Merde" and
Leaders of the New School for "What's Next?"

- "Poverty's Paradise" sampled by Freeway and Jake One for "Money",
Kingpin Skinny Pimp for "Whatcha Gonna Do",
Monica for "Ain't Nobody",
Naughty by Nature for "Poverty's Paradise",
Omar Cruz for "Legendary" and
Three 6 Mafia for "N 2 Deep"

- "Mother's Day" sampled by CL Smooth for "CL Smooth Unplugged",
Diplo for "Don't Fall" & "Krunkepistomology",
Jay-Z for "Can I Live Pt 2",
Nas for "Nas is Coming",
Naughty by Nature for "Nothin' to Lose (Naughty Live)",
RZA for "The Birth" and
Wale for "The End Credits"

- "Foodstamps" sampled by Digable Planets for "Cool Like Dat" and
Wale for "The End Credits"

- "Ghetto: Misfortunes Wealth" sampled by D.A.M.N. for "Introlosophy 2",
Eric B & Rakim for "In the Ghetto",
Jill Scott & Common for "High Post Brotha",
Scarface for "The Geto" and
Termanology for "Nobody's Smilin"

- "24 Karat Black Theme" sampled by H.E.A.L. for "Anti-Ho" and
Keith Murray for "Herb is Pumpin'"
24-Carat Black - Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth
3iO - Back To New Roots (Serotonin Fuelled Jazz Covers)
3iO
Back To New Roots (Serotonin Fuelled Jazz Covers)
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Hell Yeah)
16,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Hell Yeah's next project is to revisit a collection of jazz covers of dance classics. Back To New Roots (Serotonin Fuelled Jazz Covers) was first released in 2011 by 3iO, a band lead by double bassist Manuel Moretti and including Richard Maggioni on piano and Matteo Giordani on drums. They were veterans on the Italian jazz circuit and put out a couple albums, but they are no more.
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!
52nd Street - Look Into My Eyes / Express
52nd Street
Look Into My Eyes / Express
12" | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Be With)
13,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
“Who put the dance into Factory Records?” Be With would like to refer you to FAC 59. Working with founding member Tony Henry, we’re honoured to present the reissue of 52nd Street’s crucial debut single “Look Into My Eyes”, backed with “Express”. Originally released on Factory Records in Summer 1982, this ultra-rare 12″ is a double-sider in the truest sense. Unrivalled Manchester jazz-funk-boogie-soul. Both “Look Into My Eyes” and “Express” came out of a five day recording session in the spring of 1982 at Revolution Studios in Cheadle Hulme, just outside Manchester.
79.5 - Boy Don't Be Afraid / I Stay, You Stay
79.5
Boy Don't Be Afraid / I Stay, You Stay
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Big Crown)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
With the announcement of their long awaited, highly anticipated debut full length
release, 79.5 drops a new and revamped version of their underground classic
Boy Don’t Be Afraid. Producer Leon Michels took it back in the studio and made it into
a proper two stepper, slowed it down a touch, and added percussion and Wurly. The result
is another sure shot side for the dance floor from one of New York City’s most adored
underground acts. Like many of the girl group classics, Boy Don't Be Afraid is a song about
love. But beyond that, it is a song about being—being hopeful, being romantic, being brave.
A romantic stance and a declaration of love through melody.
The B Side, I Stay, You Stay is a beautiful number about meeting in the middle and a
testament to a woman’s intuition. A love song starting in hesitation, walking through
admiration, and ending in certainty and gratitude. The ladies weave this tale trading leads
and combining voices seamlessly over the band’s signature in the pocket drums and bass,
rhodes chords, and flute flourishes. I Stay, You Stay is a perfect example of one of the
defining things about 79.5 and why they are known as the “Mid Tempo Maidens”, as the
lyrics reflect “they don’t have to rush, they have lots of time”.
79.5 - Terrorize My Heart (Disco Dub) / Terrorize My Heart (Tall Guy Bounce Remix)
79.5
Terrorize My Heart (Disco Dub) / Terrorize My Heart (Tall Guy Bounce Remix)
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Big Crown)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For years, Lee Fields has been asking for and patiently waiting on a
reggae rhythm to sing over. To bring this dream to fruition, EMA teamed
up with frequent collaborator and reggae enthusiast, Nick Movshon,
and busted out this version of the Lee Fields & The Expressions' instant
classic, Never be Another You.
The A side is the vocal version of the tune; EMA cut a killer interpolation
of the original and had Lee lay down the vocals like only he can. The
result is right on time for summer, a feel good side that can hold court
right next to the classics.
The B side finds Michels manning the boards for a proper version of the
tune. Echoes, drop outs, and reverb flourishes all dancing through the
mix in proper reggae style.
90 Degrees Of Shade - Hot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The Caribbean: Mambo, Calypso, Goombay, Mento, Merengue, Cult And Compas Music LP 2
90 Degrees Of Shade
Hot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The Caribbean: Mambo, Calypso, Goombay, Mento, Merengue, Cult And Compas Music LP 2
2LP | 2014 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
25,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soul Jazz Records’ new album 90 Degrees of Shade features the music of the Caribbean – Mambo, Calypso, Mento, Merengue, Latin Jazz and much more. The music of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and more all feature in this lightning journey through the many island sounds.
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 Bossa Eletrica - Do Norte
A Bossa Eletrica
Do Norte
7" | 2020 | UK | Original (Wallenbink)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"A Bossa Elétrica, a Swedish band drawing on bossa, jazz, funky samba and afro-Brazilian rhythms, released their final album, Do Norte, in 2011. This single sees the first official release on vinyl of the album’s title track, along with a Brazilian makeo
A.M. Muhammad - What Freedom Means / Tenderly
A.M. Muhammad
What Freedom Means / Tenderly
7" | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Rain&Shine)
10,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Recorded in 1980, four years after the seminal ‘Open Your Heart’, Ishola Muhammad recorded what he describes as “The funkiest, most exciting session I had done, and the drummer, a white guy whose name I don’t recall either, was “the best””.
The idea that, "responsibility is what freedom means", came from a speech given by, the late, Imam W.D. Mohammed, leader of the, then, American Muslim Mission. “Subsequently, I chose to use the pseudonym, A.M. Muhammad, which was a play on the American Muslim Mission acronym, AMM. Since the speech was heralded and echoed throughout the community and around the country, I hoped the song would catch on, but it didn't.
40 years later, and “What Freedom Means” is now hot in demand with spins by top DJs across the globe.
Support from Tone B. Nimble.
Aaron Neville - Minit Singles 1960-63
Aaron Neville
Minit Singles 1960-63
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Honeypie)
16,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Minit Records was an American independent record label, originally based in New Orleans and founded by Joe Banashak in 1959. Hereby all the singles released by singer Aaron Neville between 1960 and 1963, one of the key figure of the local scene and founding member of the Neville Brothers. The first of his singles that was given airplay outside of New Orleans was "Over You", opening track of this amazing and mandatory compilation.
Aaron Parks - Little Big
Aaron Parks
Little Big
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Ropeadope)
29,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Aaron Parks' "Little Big", the new Ropeadope album from the acclaimed pianist, keyboardist and composer, is at once the culmination of his brilliant early career and the long-awaited follow-up to his Blue Note Records debut, Invisible Cinema. That 2008 release, with its gorgeously melodic writing and improvising and deft use of indie-rock, electronica and hip-hop elements, established Parks as one of the most gifted and original young voices in jazz. “This is the natural successor to that record,” says the New York-based artist, 34. “It’s taking the ideas of that project and doubling down on them—fully committing to that direction.”
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."
Acanthus - Le Frisson Des Vampires Black Vinyl Edition
Achilifunk Sound System - Romandinarme Camelo
Achilifunk Sound System
Romandinarme Camelo
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Achilisound)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For Txarly Brown and his henchmen, the Covid year is yet another one. They do not act live and they compose online, so you can confine them for their whole lives that they will never give up. The sixth work after "Robot Calo" (Achilifunk-PPF, 2015), "Disco Jondo" (Achilifunk-PPF, 2016), "xPeteneras" (Achilifunk-PPF, 2017), "Casiopony" (Achilifunk-PPF, 2018) and "Instru Mental" (Buenritmo, 2019) is titled "Romandiñarme Camelo". We already know that since February the world has changed. Achilifunk Sound System has got rid of El Gordo del Puru. This time the album intended to have only women in charge: Haruka Akamatsu, Dry Martina, Mati Pando (from Tilde), Alicia Maluquer (from Cola Jet Set), Poochyeeh (from Sweet Barrio), and Isabel Vinardell (from Las Isabeles), but in the end the last two declined. Hence, the album includes two covers in the key of northern gipsy soul and electro-Jamaican rumba by Los Retrovisores and Mr. Freak Ska respectively. The rest of the album navigates more through electronics than rumba scenarios, maintaining the gypsy essence of the combo with Jack Tarradellas and Sam Mosketón, while Lalo López (La Fundación Tony Manero) has spiced it with his soulish guitars. Renowned turntablists from the international scene have also collaborated on the album: Fonki Cheff and Rosvil. Fermín Minguez has written a couple of songs and DJ Makala has adorned some song, as usual.
Act 1 - Act 1
Adalberto Cevasco - Pajaros Electricos
Adalberto Cevasco
Pajaros Electricos
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Former Member Of Rodolfo Alchourrón And Gato Barbieri's Bands, Cevasco's First Solo Effort Is A Combination Of Fusion Jazz With A Pinch Of Unexpected Brazilian Flavours And Electronic Sounds That Now, More Than 30 Years After The Original Release Of The Album, Still Evoke A Refreshing Feel Of Modernity In The Same Vein As Many Other Experimental Argentine And Uruguayan Artists From The Same Era. Includes Guest Appearances From Artists Such As Litto Nebbia Or Ruben Rada. Reissued On Vinyl For The First Time, Including Insert With Liner Notes And Previously Unseen Photos. Details: Few Musicians Can Boast Of Having Played With "The Greatest" Without Some Eyebrows To Be Raised. The Bass Of Adalberto Cevasco Has Been Heard In Multiple Concerts And Recording Sessions Of Artists As Diverse As The Spanish Divas Rocío Jurado And Isabel Pantoja, Tango Genius Astor Piazzolla Or The Cream Of The Argentine Jazz Scene -From Pocho Lapouble, Gustavo Kerestezachi, Rubén López Furst Or Andrés Boiarsky To The Great Gato Barbieri- With The Latter, As Part Of A Dream Band That Included Artists Like Nana Vasconcelos As Well As Other Argentines Such As Lapouble Or Domingo Cura, He Recorded Two Fundamental Pieces In The Impulse! Label Catalogue In Sessions Held In Argentina And Los Angeles And Also Toured Across Various Countries. The Daily Sold-Out Shows At The Regina Theater In Buenos Aires And Their Overwhelming Performance At Montreux Festival Are Still Well Remembered. It Is Therefore Out Of Question That Adalberto Cevasco Belongs To That Top-Level League Of Musicians Whose Talent Has Also Contributed To Enhance Those Who Accompany Them. The History Of This Album Begins With An Encounter. Adalberto Cevasco Joins Rodolfo Alchurrón's Jazz-Funk Project Sanata Y Clarificación As Bassist And Meets Litto Nebbia, Who Is Invited To Sing Along. Some Years On, When Nebbia's Melopea Record Company Was Developing, He Would Receive A Cassette With A Collection Of Demos Recorded By Cevasco Over The Years. Some Of...
Adam Deitch Quartet, The - Egyptian Secrets
Adam Deitch Quartet, The
Egyptian Secrets
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Golden Wolf)
32,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
On the heels of massive successes with his main projects Lettuce and Break Science, celebrated collaborations with jazz guitar luminary John Scofield, and high profile hip-hop production placements with the likes of 50 Cent, Talib Kweli, and Redman, GRAMMY-nominated drummer/producer Adam Deitch finally unveils Egyptian Secrets, the long-awaited debut LP from his Adam Deitch Quartet. A fluid expression of the funkier side of soul-jazz, Deitch and his curated collective hint at the avant-garde, but stay grounded in warm traditions. AD4 adventures through the vibrant forest of late 60’s Verve and Blue Note cool, respectfully mining the essential elements of what makes a great hip-hop break, and then Deitch reimagines them in his own contemporary context.

In December 2013, after a Lettuce show at the Fillmore, Deitch connected with Bay Area organist Wil Blades. They played together for a late night jam at a popular haunt Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, and there was an instant chemistry. Blades had come up in the Chicago blues scene, before relocating to the West Coast. There, he studied and performed with venerable Hammond organ virtuosos Dr. Lonnie Smith and Ronnie Foster, titans of this specific brand of late 60’s/early 70’s B3-bolstered rare groove and jazz funk.

After establishing a rock solid rapport and common goal with Blades, Deitch reached out to his trusty cohorts Ryan Zoidis (saxophones) and Eric Benny Bloom (trumpet), aka The Lettuce Horns. Both players are well versed in the groove-jazz aesthetic with the vocabularies to match; the duo solidified the AD4 lineup and soon the drummer’s long dreamt-of, organ-driven groove quartet was born.
The fledgeling band began by performing exclusively covers, a selection of timeless tunes from Grant Green, Jimmy Smith, Cannonball Adderley and even Michael Jackson, the quartet traversing warm arrangements of familiar classics, songs levitating somewhere between jazz and funk. Firmly ensconced in the rare-groove idiom, AD4 channeled and established a vibe, and then Deitch began to carefully integrate his own masterful compositions to their repertoire; slowly but surely, Egyptian Secrets began to take shape. But not before a superhero would jump into the frey; guitarist and jazz immortal John Scofield, who once tapped a young Deitch to be his co-pilot on his celebrated Uberjam efforts, wanted in on the action. Before long, the prodigious axe-man had contributed to three songs on the LP, and his patented jazz-fusion serenade informs the identity of Egyptian Secrets in subtle, nuanced fashion.
Addisabababand - II
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Gary Bartz Red Vinyl Edition
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Gary Bartz Red Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
28,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The shadow that Gary Bartz casts over the last six decades of progressive Black music, and his continued dedication to same, makes him a logical and very welcome contributor to the Jazz Is Dead label. An alto saxophonist steeped in the history and tradition of his instrument who is also restlessly experimental and not prone to purism of any kind, he enjoys both the respect and admiration of his peers and the hero worship of several generations after him - including Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, which inevitably led to Gary Bartz JID 006. A look at his body of work reveals dalliances with bebop, hard bop, free jazz, spiritual jazz, soul jazz, jazz-funk, fusion and acid jazz, all while resolutely remaining unmistakably Gary Bartz. There's early work with Eric Dolphy and McCoy Tyner in Charles Mingus' Jazz Workshop, work with Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln, a stint in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and also one with Miles. There's his groundbreaking and highly influential Ntu Troop albums of the early '70s and his jazz-funk work including two classic albums with the Mizell Brothers, one of which supplied A Tribe Called Quest with a sample that was smooth like butter. And while on the subject of samples, the Bartz catalog has provided hip-hop and other genres with a rich source of them, and artists who have gone to his well when producing beats also include Black Sheep, Jurassic 5, Casual, RPM, Warren G, Photek, Statik Selektah, Chi-Ali, 3rd Bass, Showbiz, ZTrip, Young Disciples, and many others.
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jazz Is Dead
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Jazz Is Dead
CD | 2020 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
14,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Music exists in movement and change, but before any part of it can be pinned down for analysis, it’s often moved and taken on a new face. The transformation is often driven by culture as forward-thinking people avoid the proverbial paths in search of revolution. Even though our pioneers prophesied that the revolution would not be televised, the message has permeated. It’s spreading like wildfire and leaders are defined by those that speak first: Jazz Is Dead.

Music is the universal language and we are the interpreter of sound, a message that has been lost in transcription. Under Jazz Is Dead, younger artists are elaborating upon conversations started decades ago; jazz icons are utilizing vintage equipment to create new masters with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad; the same equipment that recorded their coveted catalogs. The vitality embedded in the new masters epitomizes our quest for new life in music: Jazz Is Dead.

This compilation features legendary artists Roy Ayers, Gary Bartz, Marcos Valle, Azymuth, Doug Carn, Joao Donato, & Brian Jackson, who will each have their own individual release, working alongside Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Midnight Hour Instrumentals
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Midnight Hour Live At Linear Labs
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
The Midnight Hour Live At Linear Labs
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
27,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Midnight Hour is Black excellence: an ode to the cultural sophistication that the Harlem Renaissance established for its people. The Midnight Hour is comprised of Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, alongside a tight rhythm section and a full orchestra.

Last June, 2018, The Midnight Hour debuted their self-titled album to great reviews and toured the US extensively. “It was during that tour last year that we decided to record a live album, capturing this new experience. The music you hear in our studio album is how we mean it to sound. But it’s something totally different when we have an audience in front of us. This recording is us wanting to give people a chance to hear what they can expect when they see us live.” On February 22nd, 2019, The Midnight Hour performed in front of a live studio audience at Linear Labs. This was a direct-to-analog tape recording that 200 very lucky fans were a part of.

Adrian and Ali began working on the debut Midnight Hour album in 2013, but put the project aside as they would score the hit Netflix series Marvel’s Luke Cage. The Midnight Hour is a soul/jazz/hip hop album which continues the conversations started by yesterday’s jazz and funk pioneers; those that created the bedrock of samples for hip hop producers in the 80s/90s. The Midnight Hour is sophisticated hip hop that fans will enjoy, capturing their jazz rhythm section, and a full orchestra reminiscent of the maestros such as David Axelrod and Quincy Jones.
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - The Midnight Hour Live At Linear Labs
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
The Midnight Hour Live At Linear Labs
CD | 2019 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Midnight Hour is Black excellence: an ode to the cultural sophistication that the Harlem Renaissance established for its people. The Midnight Hour is comprised of Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, alongside a tight rhythm section and a full orchestra.

Last June, 2018, The Midnight Hour debuted their self-titled album to great reviews and toured the US extensively. “It was during that tour last year that we decided to record a live album, capturing this new experience. The music you hear in our studio album is how we mean it to sound. But it’s something totally different when we have an audience in front of us. This recording is us wanting to give people a chance to hear what they can expect when they see us live.” On February 22nd, 2019, The Midnight Hour performed in front of a live studio audience at Linear Labs. This was a direct-to-analog tape recording that 200 very lucky fans were a part of.

Adrian and Ali began working on the debut Midnight Hour album in 2013, but put the project aside as they would score the hit Netflix series Marvel’s Luke Cage. The Midnight Hour is a soul/jazz/hip hop album which continues the conversations started by yesterday’s jazz and funk pioneers; those that created the bedrock of samples for hip hop producers in the 80s/90s. The Midnight Hour is sophisticated hip hop that fans will enjoy, capturing their jazz rhythm section, and a full orchestra reminiscent of the maestros such as David Axelrod and Quincy Jones.
Adrian Younge - Jack Waterson Instrumentals
Adrian Younge
Jack Waterson Instrumentals
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jack Waterson is the acid that Adrian never took as a kid. The result, as you’d expect, is both colorful and dark; full of sonic and musical surprises. The creative relationship they have questions the social order of the United States, yet theirs is a quintessentially American Story: Kindred spirits.
Punk rock and hip hop came from the same place, fueled by identical sentiments: people taking the music back, reclaiming it, and finding a new audience. Waterson, primed from the mid-70s Punk scene, began his musical career in ’79 as a founding member of Green on Red. They inspired artists as diverse as My Bloody Valentine, Wilco and Mazzy Star with their records and psychedelic palette. Years later, Waterson continued his influential journey by opening the revered musical instrument store, Future Music, a Los Angeles staple.
In ’99, an 18 year-old Younge realized that he wanted to create music that sounded like the records he was sampling. Unbeknownst to him, he serendipitously wandered into Future Music. It’s there, he realized his dream was possible. Intrigued by the stores focus on pre ’83 equipment, Waterson soon became a mentor in developing Younge’s unique analog sound. They spoke heavily about the importance of vintage equipment and it’s use in creating revolutionary worlds.
During these years, Waterson schooled Younge on psych and art rock; Younge returned the favor by schooling him on Hip Hop, the origins of sampling, and its source music. Together this unlikely duo manifested new revolutionary worlds with Waterson appearing on every Younge album within the last decade.
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 - Linear Labs: Los Angeles
Adrian Younge presents
Linear Labs: Los Angeles
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
15,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Featuring songs from upcoming releases produced by Younge, including 12 Reasons To Die II (with Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & RZA), Something About April II, and The Midnight Hour (with Ali Shaheed
Muhammad), alongside Younge catalog classics dating back to 2000. LP format features bonus track: “Sirens II,” from upcoming Bilal album.
Adrian Younge Presents Loren Oden - My Heart, My Love
Adrian Younge Presents Loren Oden
My Heart, My Love
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Romanticism is back and headed in a new direction with Loren Oden’s debut album, My Heart, My Love. This album the listener to experience a uniquely curated sound: a sound with lyrical transparency and vulnerability, reminiscent of classic black soul and progressive R&B. Produced and orchestrated by multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge, this is one of the most meticulously crafted albums ever to be released on Linear Labs.

Being born into a musical family in Compton, Ca., Oden grew up in the church, studying gospel as well as secular greats like Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke. Throughout the years, his affinity with lyricism and vocal arranging grew, catching the ear of his long-time friend, Younge. With this connection, Oden became the mellifluous bedrock of Younge’s psychedelic sound: Oden sings lead on most of Adrian Younge’s expansive musical catalog, including but not limited, to Black Dynamite, Something About April, and Marvel’s Luke Cage.

Oden is one of the premiere vocalists on The Midnight Hour alongside icons like CeeLo Green, Raphael Saadiq, and Marsha Ambrosius. With the world-renowned success of The Midnight Hour, touring for the last six years, and being musically featured on Ava Duvernay’s When They See Us, it was only a matter of time before Oden finally released his own body of work.

- Oden’s fledgling career gained momentum as a prominent background vocalist for Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Kirk Franklin, Erykah Badu and Neyo, to name a few.
- Oden sings lead on most of Younge’s melancholy catalog, including but not limited, to The Midnight Hour, Something About April, and Marvel’s Luke Cage (scored alongside Ali Shaheed Muhammad).
- Oden has also written and recorded for many artists such as Snoop Dogg, Common, The Delfonics, Ghostface Killah, and Bilal.

Loren’s undeniable connection to Marvin Gaye’s poetic susceptibility paired with the genius of Younge’s soothing orchestral creations, comparable to Quincy Jones, this is the collaboration you always wanted, but could never get. My Heart, My Love is a cultivated body of work, for the sophisticated lover, going deep into the guarded emotions we all try to avoid. The inspiration has always come from timeless music, and Oden and Younge have created an aural treasure that is sure to live on.
Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics - Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics
Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics
Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics
LP | 2013 | US | Reissue (Linear Labs)
22,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Reissue
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. Younge now makes this breath-taking musical outing available once again on his own Linear Labs imprint.
Adrian Younge presents Venice Dawn - Something About April Part 2
Adrian Younge presents Venice Dawn
Something About April Part 2
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
21,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the four years since the release of Something About April, Adrian Younge has been coined America’s black genius: the evocation of analog vestige in a digital era. His majestic music has garnered him reverence, likened to Ennio Morricone’s best work and the Beatles’ tenacity to create new sounds. Making an indelible impression on modern vinyl heads and producers alike (having been sampled by DJ Premier, Jay-Z, Common, 50 Cent) the Something About April brand is an axiom to the modern “Breakbeat,” and Linear Labs is happy to announce its successor: Something About April II.

Recorded with a collection of rare instruments, Something About April II advances Younge’s musical paradigm with enterprising concepts, and grander compositions, synthesizing the boundaries between dark American soul, and classic European cinema. This latest release features an array of entrancing vocalists: Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) and Bilal, perform duets on “Step Beyond” and “La Ballade,” reminiscent of duets from Serge Gainsborg & Jane Birkin; Raphael Saadiq blends “Black Jazz” vocals with psychedelic soul on “Magic Music,” while Israeli star, Karolina, delivers haunting chants over concertos like “Hear my love” and “Winter is Here.” Long time Adrian Younge collaborator Loren Oden croons as if the apparent ghost of Donnie Hathaway created one last love song with “Sandrine” and “Sittin’ by the Radio.”

Younge is the experimental spirit of the modernist vanguard, looking into the past to create the future. What this album extrapolates from vinyl culture, will become further magnified by its sampling down the line. Something About April II will replace the former as a holy grail for producers and collectors alike…
Adrian Younge - The Electronique Void: Black Noise
Adrian Younge
The Electronique Void: Black Noise
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It was made the way they made electronic music in the good old days, all analog everything, right after synthesizers shrunk to a manageable size and you didn’t have to trek down to a university to use one anymore. Electronic music as practiced and developed by pioneers like Dick Hyman and Raymond Scott and Wendy Carlos is precise and intentional. In making his first electronic album, Younge took his cues from them, reminding a contemporary audience what a synthesizer, deep in its heart, really could be. “Black Noise” is men talking to men about women; “Lemonade” is a woman talking to women about men, and they both orbit around a failure we take for granted like the sun: loving you is complicated. It’s a skill; we forgot. Adrian Younge calls “The Electronique Void” an academic album, by which he means it is both instructional and informational. There’s a problem at the heart of it, a woman who’s been told that she’s loved, but she doesn’t recognize that, can’t feel it, may have heard it all before, may be worrying about the wrong things. Jack Waterson, long a guitarist in Younge’s band, plays the role of narrator, sounding professorial and rather superior as he lays out for the woman where she’s erred. That vocoder you hear is Adrian, talking to her on a subterranean level, the way an artist must. The discourse on the album is the kind of thing that happens when you go blonde and then you can’t keep ‘em off you. These truths are cold and hard, and our hero begrudges the well-meaning advice being rained down upon her as any independent woman would. The science of love, its formulas and if-then constraints, causal relationships and observable properties, is best taught experientially, but learning it hurts so, so bad. Music, especially electronic music, reliant as it is on abstraction and unrepentant as it is about hijacking your physiological responses to tempo and rhythm and dynamics, is a way to get there without going through it.
Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Morpheus
Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra
Morpheus
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Officehome)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After two hip-hop albums (Got To Get Down in 2016 and Impact in 2017), the unpredictable Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra comes back to its fundamentals with a new instrumental album: MORPHEUS which repositions the band in the spirit of their previous spatial, almost cosmic albums Last Odyssey (2012) and Pulsion (2015), both released on Ubiquity Records and acclaimed by spiritual and fusion jazz lovers, library music fans, as well as rare grooves diggers (ALVO’s first 4 vinyl albums now being out of stock).
Each new ALVO new release is a millesimal which evolved and learned from its predecessors. Masta Conga, who’s still leading the herd, has for main purpose to explore the musical space-time, gaining ground on never before revealed tracks, followed by his now faithful team of atypical and farseeing musicians.
Compared to Miles Davis and his On The Corner by Wax Poetics, the band dives again in this “realm of psychedelia and beyond”, in particular with the contribution of Indian musicians. Twirling around violins, superimposed patchy keyboards and effects, just as if their conductor wasn’t already sufficiently influenced by Pierre Boulez and others such as Hiroshi Murakami…
The result is however more uncluttered and loaded with multiple vibes than its predecessor Pulsion, which already carried the ceremonial characteristics of cult movie soundtracks. Tracks “Moksha”, “Air” and “Morpheus” are the perfect demonstration, and far beyond their names. Simple grooves, lunar, but terribly efficient, emphasized by a mix that puts focus on these fiddly contributions of ethnic instruments, on percussions and horns on a drip of delay, reverbs and other space-echoes.
On the other side, the very rhythmic “Descarga Uno”, “Descarga Dos” and “Super Dopamine” show that the Parisian crew hasn’t lost its good habit to look around latin, ternary, and syncopated rhythms, in the ALVO only style!
A new millésime, a Grand Cru maybe, but for sure to taste and appreciate in all weathers including space ones.
Afro National - Temedi Oh / Den Kick
Afro National
Temedi Oh / Den Kick
7" | 2015 | UK | Original (No Wahala Sound)
11,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Little known outside their native Sierra Leone where they were huge stars in the 1970s, Afro National played a brand of afro-pop that was a fusion of myriad styles, including Congolese music, highlife & Afrobeat and whose sound was characterized by up-tempo melodic guitar playing.

This double A side features two choice cuts from their 1972 debut album, the gloriously infectious and up-beat ‘Temedi Oh’ & ‘Den Kick’ which starts as a gentle rumba before launching into a joyous guitar workout.
Afrodisia - Elephant Sunrise
Afrodisia
Elephant Sunrise
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Cordial)
24,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The second album release on Cordial Recordings is a re-release of Afrodisia's highly collectible album 'Elephant Sunrise' from 1980 on Comma. the album is limited i pressing to 500 units. Afrodisia were combination of US soldiers with local musicians from Worms, Germany that were formed in 1978 and recorded two albums during their years together with 'Elephant Sunrise' being the only one that was actually released. Cordial Recordings will be issuing the previously unreleased album in 2019. 'Elephant Sunrise' has become a revered album by collectors because of the high quality of songs featured on the album which cross from soul to funk to disco and jazz with great ease. The band's leader Darnell Summers is originally from Detroit and is the brother of Headhunter Bill Summers who also features on the album as a player and songwriter. 'Sugar Free' is highly regarded by aficionados on the soul scene for it's glowing summer sounds and is one of the two songs that Bill Summers co-wrote on the album. This is one album not to be missed.
Afterclapp - Capitao De Areia / Beiramar
Afterclapp
Capitao De Areia / Beiramar
7" | 2018 | UK | Original (MSLX)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Heavily influenced by hip hop, jazz and bass music, Rodrigo Vellutini's solo project, Afterclapp combines samples and
edits with electronic sounds and live instrumentation. This ep, features Brazilian music from the North and South of
Brazil. Afterclapp is from Florianopolis Brazil. This classic MSLX artwork was created by Shuggie.
Ago - For You 2019 Remastered Transparent Yellow Vinyl Edition
Agusti Fernandez / Liudas Mockunas - Improdimensions
Ahmed Ag Kaedy - Orion Congregation
Ahmed Ag Kaedy
Orion Congregation
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Schneeball)
22,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Orion Congregation is a live recording that perfectly captures the palpable raw excitement of a particularly memorable evening, the concluding date of a series of packed concerts which took place in various venues around Berlin in June 2017. Led by Ahmed Ag Kaedys entrancing guitar licks, which seamlessly merge blues and rock with the traditional style of his homeland, the pace soon quickens as the band pick up the gauntlet. The double-drummer, double-keyboard line-up produces a genuine Sensurround sound, enhanced by depth charge levels of bass action, blasts of saxophone fury, and storm clouds of electronic whooshes, sending the listener on a sonic rollercoaster with the controls set to the furthest constellation, with the volcanic drumming of Mahalmadane Traoré acting as rocket fuel. The audience hollers and whistles that crop up from time to time are an accurate reflection of the electric atmosphere that pervaded at every gig. Ahmed Ag Kaedy, who is featured in the documentary film Mali Blues (2016), founded the band Amanar de Kidal in 2005 (two records on Sahel Sounds) and worked with Fatoumata Diawara and Samba Touré. Kidal is a small town in North-East Mali which despite its size and relative isolation, has been the focal point for uprisings of Kel Tamasheq rebels against the Malian government for several decades. Ahmed Ag Kaedys conscious lyrics stress the importance of education and development in a country plunged in deep turmoil. When the extremists took over his hometown, the suppression of music was one of the main points in their agenda. After being threatened with having his fingers cut off if he ever dared to play the guitar again, Ahmed Ag Kaedy decided to move to Bamako, where he still lives. Orion Congregation (or in Tamasheq, Amanar Assafou as it stands on the cover in the Tifinagh script) features a floating line-up revolving around Ahmed Ag Kaedy and drummer Mahalmadane Traoré from Amanar, and key members of two bands representing two generations and contrasting approaches to trans-continental fusion. Keyboard and duff player Michael Wehmeyer has been a member of the legendary German band Embryo since 1977, and the remaining musicians, saxophonist, flutist, and synthesizer player Johannes Schleiermacher, and keyboard player Jörg Hochapfel (both members of Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra), drummer Bernd Oezsevim (who, along with Schleiermacher, plays in Gunter Hampels Trio), and bassist Kalle Enkelmann (Julia Kadel Trio) all play together in Berlins hottest ticket to the Intergalactic Spaceways of Afro-Funk, under their trade name Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers.
Ahmed Fakroun - Nisyan
Ahmed Fakroun
Nisyan
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Groovin)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Super rare folk-disco-world music 7" from lybian musician Ahmed Fakroun originally released in 1977. Essential!
Ahmed Malek - Musique Original De Films
Ahmed Malek
Musique Original De Films
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Habibi Funk)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ahmed Malek - Algeria's Ennio Morricone

Ahmed Malek was one of the most important musicians of the Algerian scene of the 1970s. His sountrack works that were composed for various Algerian movies of the time fuse Arabic influences with jazz, psych and funk influences. Dark cineastic soundscapes meet african Jazz at times reminicent of Mulatu. Original copies of his vinyl releases have been sold for enormous amounts. For this release we combined the strongest tracks from his releases with a selection of unreleased material straight from the families archive. The vinyl edition comes with a 8 page 12” size booklet, the cd version with a 16 page booklet with lot of unseen photos, an interview with the artist from 1978 and an introduction to Algerian cinema.
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 - Samba De Flora
Airto
Samba De Flora
LP | 1988 | UK | Reissue (Soul Jazz)
22,99 €*
Release:1988 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 1000 copies incl. download code!
AJ & The Jiggawatts - It Is What It Is / Party Music
AJ & The Jiggawatts
It Is What It Is / Party Music
7" | 2016 | US | Original (Colemine)
7,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Surely to be one of the heaviest 45s dropped in 2016, this 45 is a can’t miss from AJ & The Jiggawatts! The A-side is heavy, heavy mid-tempo funk while the B-side is uptempo and is exactly what is sounds like...P-A-R-T-Y MUSIC!! For folks that like the funk flavor of Bobby Byrd and The Poets of Rhythm, this 45 will satisfy that itch!
Ajate - Alo Black Vinyl Edition
Ajate
Alo Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (180g)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Three years after their critically acclaimed and sold out Abrada LP the great and joyful Japanese afro groovers Ajate are back with their much awaited brand new album Alo!

Ajate is a Japanese band who plays a unique blend of afro-groove dance music mixed with Japanese traditional festival music called "Ohayashi". Formed in 2011 by the band-leader John Imaeda, Ajate consists of 10 Japanese musicians.

Another unique feature of the band is the use of hand-made bamboo instruments as well as traditional Japanese percussion. The "Jahte" is a bamboo-made xylophone or balafon with a piezo pick-up mic attached to each key, connected to a pre-amplifier to obtain a loud sound and to add some touch of dirty distortion to its warm and natural acoustic sonority. The "Piechiku" is also a bamboo-made string instrument inspired by the west-African "Ngoni" or Moroccan "Guembri" instruments. The Piechiku uses strings of the Japanese traditional "Shamisen". This instrument is also played through a pre-amplifier and John sometimes adds some wah-wah effect to it. All these bamboo instruments are designed, made and named by John Imaeda himself.

On Alo you will also be amazed by the exceptional sound of the Japanese Shinofue flute, which was not on the previous Abrada LP.

Now, add to this unique sound some well-crafted Japanese female and male singing and you get a killer mix of Afro-Funk flavored grooves with traditional Japanese music!

Since the release in 2017 of their Abrada LP on the 180g label Ajate has toured Europe twice and has played a memorable concert at the world famous Trans Musicales festival in France in 2018, which has been followed by another great KEXP Live session.

Here is some music you will not be able to hear anywhere else, by one of the most joyful Japanese band to hear on record and to listen live!
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.
Akira Toyoda - Benkei
Akira Toyoda
Benkei
LP | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Cool Cult)
12,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
A Japanese rarity from 1984, Benkei is a unique jazz funk session that sees the drummer Akira Toyoda working with a group that features Joe Lovano on sax, Peter Madsen on piano and Dean Johnson on bass. This early document showcases the beginning of Lovano’s career as a fine jazz player as well as being an excellent testimony of the vibrant Japanese jazz scene of the mid-80s that drew many American players to visit the Land of the Rising Sun.
Akron - The Akron Quartet Plays
Akron
The Akron Quartet Plays "Ritualul Sferei"
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Voyage Of Exploration (2012) and "Synaptic Beat" (2013) established Akron as one of the best sonic and mood explorers out there, achieving an engaging personal sound while carrying on the legacy of greats such as Les Baxter, Delia Derbyshire, Mort Garson, Sun Ra... In 2014 Akron became a quartet in order to perform their music on stage and soon after they recorded an album with the aim to capture the essence of their live set-up. Five years later, "Ritualul Sferei" (The Ritual of the Spheres) finally sees the light of day, resembling a pseudo-tribal ceremony from an inhospitable corner of the universe.
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 Di Meola - Elysium
Al Doum & The Faryds - Spirit Rejoin
Al Doum & The Faryds
Spirit Rejoin
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Black Sweat)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Listening to the music of Al Doum & Faryds is always like staying in the pristine nature of an exotic island, in the sacred harmony of a New Organic Society; imaging all brothers and sisters singing and dancing in the unity of the brotherhood. This is the message of love and joy that pervade this fourth album. Moving towards accents of jazz ancestry, the Faryds absorb and re-elaborate - with remarkable insights - disparate elements and influences of Electric Jazz of the 70’s (Miles Davis, Dr.John) and Spiritual Jazz (Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, Don Cherry), marrying them with the forceful instances of Afro-Free (Pyramids, Alkebu-Lan). The music celebrate a new collective soul, a dancing cathartic ritual with birds, plants and all the animals, together in the circle of devotion. A journey in the total pranic breath. Co-production with our swiss lunar brothers from Bongo Joe Records.
Al Green - Explores Your Mind
Al Green - Gets next to you
Al Green - Greatest Hits Limited Edition
Al Green
Greatest Hits Limited Edition
LP | 2009 | US | Reissue (Fat Possum)
19,99 €*
Release:2009 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180g vinyl

- "Look What You've Done to Me" sampled by Arrested Development for "Warm Sentiments"

- "Here I Am" sampled by Cappadonna for "Slang Editorial" and
UMC for "Anyway the Wind Blows"
Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You
Al Green
I'm Still In Love With You
LP | 2009 | US | Reissue (Fat Possum)
18,99 €*
Release:2009 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180g vinyl

- "Look What You've Done to Me" sampled by Arrested Development for "Warm Sentiments"

- "Simply Beautiful" sampled by Mike Zoot for "Fat Chance",
Nefarius for "Ill Rhyme" and
Talib Kweli for "Good to You"

- "Love and Happiness" sampled by Above the Law for "G-Rupies Best Friend",
Al Tariq for "Think Not",
Busta Rhymes for "Turn it Up",
Cannibal Ox for "Painkillers",
Deacon for "Soul Saviour",
Encore for "Love and Hate",
Ganjah K for "Love Got My Mind Trippin'",
Mobb Deep for "3 from NYC",
Prodigy for "Freestyle",
Redman for "On Fire",
Special Ed for "The Bush" and
Tony, Toni, Tone for "Thinking of You"

- "I'm Glad You're Mine" (Drums) sampled by 113 for "Face A La Police",
A-Track for "Enter Ralph Wigum",
Abstract Rude for "Musically Inclined",
East Flatbush Project for "Tried by 12",
Eric B & Rakim for "Mahogany",
Freestyle Fellowship for "We Will Not Tolerate",
High & Mighty for "Open Mic Night Remix",
India Arie for "Video",
Jodeci for "S-More",
K-Otix for "Take My Life",
Lauryn Hill for "Sweetest Thing (Mahogany Mix)",
Mary J. Blige for "Time",
Massive Attack for "Five Men Army",
MC Lyte for "Paper Thin",
Morcheeba for "Trigger Hippie",
Mormon Ghetto Projectz for "Blaring Broadcast + Rap Professionals",
Notorious B.I.G. for "Dead Wrong" & "Story to Tell",
Obie Trice for "I'm a Hustler" and
RZA for "My Lovin is Digi"
Al Hudson And The Soul Partners - Spread Love
Al Kent - Disco Demands Part 6
Al Sunny - Open Up Your Eyes Remixes
Al Sunny
Open Up Your Eyes Remixes
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Favorite)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following the acclaimed first album of Al Sunny released in 2017, Favorite Recordings proudly presents this single remix package of “Open Up Your Eyes”.
Al Sunny is a young composer emerging from the French soul music scene. Soon after learning the guitar, he started composing and became involved in numerous projects and collaborations. He quickly discovered deep inside himself the music that he truly loves, inspired by artists such as Tim Maia, America, Al Green, and Al Jarreau. During his studies he met musicians including Florian Pellissier, and it's then thanks to Florian that he met Pascal Rioux, founder and A&R of Favorite Recordings. Together they produced Time To Decide, a first album acclaimed by many tastemakers and gaining a solid success in Japan.
One of the highlights of the LP was the track “Open Up Your Eyes”, which disclosed the premise of Al Sunny music style, infused with Blue-Eyed-Soul, Pop and Folk. Also tainted with a funky dancefloor color, “Open Up Your Eyes” was a perfect match to build a nice remixes package for DJs. On the A side, Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart delivers again a hot Soulful/Disco version of the song with his famous touch. As for the B side, Favorite Recordings asked the Canadian producer Jex Opolis (Good Timin’ Records), with a Disco style slightly more oriented in Electronic and House vibes.
Al Supersonic & The Teenagers - Paint Yourself In A Corner
Al Valdez - Gozando
Al Valdez
Gozando
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
21,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
One Of The 'Holy Grails' Of 1960s Cuban Music Was Not Recorded, Produced Or Released In Havana Or New York; In Fact It Was Made In Lima, Peru. Always An Extremely Rare Collector's Item, Gozando!! Will Now Be Able To Reach A Wider Vinyl-Loving Audience With This First-Time Ever Faithfully Reproduced Reissue. Details;Pianist Alfredo "Alfredito" Valdés Jr. (May 31, 1941, Havana - January 23, 2016, New York), One Of The Most Important Figures In Latin Music, Came From An Illustrious Musical Family In Cuba. In 1956, He Emigrated To New York With His Family, Making Him One Of The Forerunners Of Cuban-Based Salsa Music In The Us. Three Years Later At Age 18 Alfredito Joined Arsenio Rodríguez And His Conjunto; Then In 1961 Ray Barretto Recruited Him For His Charanga La Moderna. Alfredito Kept Himself Very Busy, Studying Music And Literature During The Day And Playing At Night With The Bands Of Tito Puente And Machito As Well As Arsenio And Barretto. He Was A Quick Reader And Writer Of Music And Displayed An Impressive Versatility And Level Of Skill On The Piano. It Was Precisely These Qualities, Combined With Random Chance, That Saw Alfredito Become Substitute Pianist For Machito And His Afro-Cubans For A Tour That Would Take Him To Colombia And Peru For A Number Of Engagements In The Winter Of 1964 And Into The New Year. While In Lima, Several Problems Arose With The Argentine Businessman And Tour Promoter Mauricio Támara Who Took The Machito Gang To The Peruvian Capital But Forfeited Their Pay And Left Them Stranded And Penniless To Fend For Themselves In December Of 1964. Machito's Brother-In-Law And Musical Director Mario Bauzá Had To Travel To New York To Get Money For The Return Of The Entire Company; Meantime The Rest Of The Musicians Had Not Even Enough To Eat. They Ended Up Being Stranded For A Total Of 3 Months. It Is From This Embarrassing And Depressing Turn Of Events That The Enterprising Alfredito Valdés Jr. Was Able To Spin Musical Gold In His Newfound Peruvian Home. Sa...
Al Wilson - Help Me
Al Wilson
Help Me
7" | 2015 | UK | Original (Outta Sight)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
AL WILSON Who Recorded This Tune In 1966 Is An Obscure New York Artist Who Is Often Confused With His More Famous Namesake Al “The Snake” Wilson, But The Tune Is Also An Massively In Demand All Time Northern Soul Classic Now Available On A Nice Looking Reissue 45
Alaia & Gallo - Who Is He? Feat. Kevin Haden
Alaia & Gallo
Who Is He? Feat. Kevin Haden
12" | 2021 | EU | Original (Glitterbox)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dr Packer / Claptone / The Reflex Remixes. When Alaia & Gallo debuted on Soul Heaven back in 2016 with ‘Who Is He?’ the record quickly swept across dancefloors during that hot European summer. With Kevin Haden’s serene vocal covering Bill Withers’ timeless classic ‘Who Is He (And What Is He To You)’, Alaia & Gallo’s skilful and refreshing take on the soulful house sound resonated with both selectors and the dancefloors they played it on. Now Glitterbox Recordings revisit this exquisite Soul Heaven essential, delivering a new remix package for a new decade. Featuring mixes from enigmatic mega-star Claptone, Australia’s disco king Dr Packer and ultimate DJ’s remixer to the stars The Reflex, who each turn their hand at ‘Who Is He?’ to give this blissful cut another lease of life.
Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett - Full Circle
Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett
Full Circle
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Alan Hawkshaw (piano/Hammond) and Shadow’s drummer Brian Bennett are responsible for some of the slickest, funkiest and most sought-after library records ever made in the UK, particularly ones recorded on the legendary KPM label. Their work has now become the go-to place for sampling in music today. Artists such as Dilla, Nas, and the xx, right through to the billion selling Kanye & Drake have taken Hawkshaw’s and Bennett’s immaculate beat-driven soundscapes for their own usage.

Their new album, in full, iconic KPM cover is a return to the laidback jazz-funk that helped Alan and Brian demonstrate their library chops. The album is classic Hawkshaw/Bennett. It swings, it grooves, moves and thrills with a flair these two have perfected over years.

Standout tracks such as "Hole In One", "In The Clouds", "Interchange", "Oasis", "On The Nile" and "Corcovado" are no mere excursions in nostalgia, for they carry lots of deft studio work that many a producer would give their right arm for. Hawkshaw’s arrangements allow the drums, guitar, bass, strings, Hammond, flute and brass to swirl elegantly around the 12 original tracks; a masterclass in recording.

Cut by Pete Norman, housed in a beautifully designed Richard Robinson sleeve and pressed at 180g by Record Industry in Holland, this release has been afforded the care and attention it rightly deserves. Essential.
Alan Parker & John Cameron - Afro Rock
Alan Parker & John Cameron
Afro Rock
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Be With)
24,99 €*
Release:1973 / 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: Hard Afro Pop featuring large percussive rhythm section and front line. We say: One of the best-loved of all the KPM LPs. Afro Rock was recorded at Morgan Studios by John Cameron and Alan Parker in London in 1973 as a collection of stripped-down African rhythms, virtuoso jazz instrumentation, fuzzed up wah wah guitars and spaced out library breaks. The percussion is effortlessly funky, and those flutes so melodic, it’s as if the LP was crafted with the beat lovers of the future firmly in mind. As Cameron himself described it in Unusual Sounds, this is “heavy duty drum-and-bass salsa music”. 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 & 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.
Alan Parker - The Sound Of Soul
Alan Parker
The Sound Of Soul
LP | 1976 | UK | Reissue (Be With)
23,99 €*
Release:1976 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
When Alan Parker recorded the killer library soul-funk LP The Voice of Soul with session vocalist Madeline Bell in 1976, some bright spark at Themes decided to also release all of the backing tracks as a separate, and equally innocuously title LP called The Sound of Soul. Thank goodness for bright sparks.

Released as a collection of “unobtrusive musical backings in various rhythmic styles”, the LP’s original description dryly explains “these tracks have been issued without melody and are therefore particularly suitable for use behind commentary. Female vocal versions of these tracks are issued on TIM 1021 The Voice Of Soul and it is possible to edit from vocal version to instrumental version or vica versa where commentary or scene changes occur”.

Madeline Bell was backed by The Rhythm Section, who were for all intents and purposes the Themes International Music house band. So what we end up with here is entire album of instrumental work-outs by a band comprised of the formidable talents of Alan Hawkshaw on keyboards, Alan Parker on guitars, Barry Morgan on drums, Les Hurdle on bass guitar and Frank Ricotti on percussion.

Without Bell’s vocals these backing tracks are given all the room they need to breathe. Each one more than stands up on its own.

The Sound of Soul is a real diggers’ delight and, unsurprisingly, a must-have counterpart to The Voice of Soul.

As with all ten re-issues, the audio for The Sound 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.
Albatros - Dalsass Norbert & E-Volution
Albert Berger Quartet - The Gate
Albert Berger Quartet
The Gate
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (No Business)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
All compositions by Albert Beger
Recorded on May 31st and June 1st, 2017 at Alt Studio, Afula, Israel
Recorded and mixed by Yoram Lev and Itay Alter
Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios
Cover art by Anat Beger
Back cover photo by Itay Alter
Design by Oskaras Anosovas
Albert Dailey - Renaissance
Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You
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.
Aldorande - Aldorande
Aldorande - Summer Body / Breakfast In Space
Aldorande
Summer Body / Breakfast In Space
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Favorite)
14,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Aldorande is back! The French Jazz-Funk quartet returns with a strong new EP “Summer Body / Breakfast in Space” widening its musical universe to join the Favorite Recordings’ 2020 Disco Jazz-Funk series.
After their first eponymous LP released in June 2019, our explorers strike again with two club-friendly compositions joining the dots between Jazz-Funk and Disco/Boogie. Recorded with great care, reflecting Favorite Recordings’ journey towards the authentic analogue sound, both tracks coming with a Charles Maurice dub versions. With this new musical space trip, Aldorande confirmed – if needed – their solid position at the heart of the French jazz scene: a great appetizer before their upcoming 2nd album to be released later this year.
A-side opens with “Summer Body”, a boogie banger driven by a magnetic bassline, surrounded by lush synthesizers and catchy backing vocals arranged in the tradition of the best Brazilian songs. On the B-side comes “Breakfast in Space”, a sort of cosmic opera. The slap bass and drums set up a P-Funk foundation. On the top, Aldorande put psychedelic vocal lines making the whole journey a definitive trip into funkiness.
Behind Aldorande, you will find a team of great musicians including bandleader and founder Virgile Raffaëlli on bass (Setenta, Camarão Orkestra), Florian Pellissier on keys (Iggy Pop, Guts, Setenta, Cotonete,…), Mathieu Edward on drums (Chassol, De La Soul) and Erwan Loeffel on percussion (10LEC6, Camarão Orkestra). For this new EP, always looking for more funk into their groove, they’ve been joined by French guitarist Farid Baha (Cotonete, Camarão Orkestra).
Aleksi Heinola Quintet - Aleksi Heinola Quintet
Aleksi Heinola Quintet
Aleksi Heinola Quintet
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Jazzaggression)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Brand new sparkling hard-bop in the Quintet formula, from aspiring Finnish drummer talent Aleksi Heinola!”
Alemayehu Eshete / Girma Beyene - Telantena Zare / Ene Negn Bay Manesh
Alessandro Alessandroni - Alessandro Alessandroni E Il Suo Complesso
Alessandro Alessandroni
Alessandro Alessandroni E Il Suo Complesso
LP | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Sonor Music Editions)
28,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sonor Music Editions is happy to announce the reissue of another holy grail by maestro Alessandro Alessandroni. The first legendary Farfalla release, "Alessandro Alessandroni E Il Suo Complesso" originally released in a few hundred copies on the cult Sermi imprint in February 1968. The seminal debut album realized by the legendary Italian maestro, featuring bewitching scat vocals by his wife Giulia De Mutiis (aka Kema), that truly started the Italian Library production golden era that would culminate in mid ‘1980s. A true landmark of the genre and an Italian discography jewel that spaces among the best Jazz, Bossa Nova and Lounge music; undoubtedly a desirable item of world’s record collecting field. Obsessive Jazz suites, enchanting scats over mind-blowing Bossa tunes, bouncy break-beats drums, groovy Pop and refined loungy atmospheres over some soft Psichedelia arrangements. An essential Italian Library masterpiece.
Alessandro Magnanini - Someway Still I Do
Alex Puddu - In The Eye Of The Cat
Alex Puddu
In The Eye Of The Cat
LP+CD | 2016 | EU | Original (Schema)
23,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A groovy vibrant jazz / soul / funk soundtrack for an imaginary hard-boiled movie from the 70s!
The varied selection of instruments (organ, flute, moog, bongos, cello, violin, drums, bass, acoustic
and electric guitars etc.) blend flawlessly into each other and make this album an intense and
inspired trip... in fact it may turn into a movie in front of your very eyes! Featuring the legendary
Edda Dell’Orso on vocals and her husband Giacomo on string arrangements!!!
Alex Puddu presents The Moonfires - Gotta Keep It Rollin
Alex Puddu presents The Moonfires
Gotta Keep It Rollin
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Al Dente)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Artist and musician Alex Puddu, whom many already know for his “Danish Pornography” series and solo records, has written and produced the second album for his soulful band The Moonfires. A second coming that showcases strong R&B classic melodies and tight grooves that bring the listener up to a level of great funk bands like New Birth, Ohio Players, Mandrill, and Black Heat. The amazing album cover, showing King Kong spreading panic in the city, has been made by Italian comic-book and science fiction artist Giuseppe Festino, the same that, back in 70’s, illustrated the paperback covers of the popular sci-fi Urania series.
The opening Stones-inspired title-track “Gotta Keep it Rollin” kicks off the groove, building up with steady organ and a killer blues guitar riff, accompanying a street-story-telling by lead singer Duane Hobson. The second track is “Kill Me with the Rain”, a funky tune with powerful afro winds section, rock-funk guitar, and a great vocal leading all the way through the strong melody. “Woman” is a truly sexy-funk tune with Afro-vibes all throughout and catchy lyrics. The album’s first single, and probably the strongest tune on the album, is “Thunder Road”, a feel-good, up-tempo R&B song with catchy hook line and a sleazy organ playing along the tight rhythm section. The A-side closes with “Weekend Pleasure”, a powerful instrumental piece that lives up to the groove, and builds up to a cool break with a great bass solo.
The B-side starts strong with a cover of The Four Tops from the score “Are You Man Enough” – a great version of one the band’s top tunes! The following song is another album favorite, “Soul on Fire”: a well-produced tune played tight, and a perfect score for a street gang, warriors-type movie, as if it was written in 1979. The album continues on with two up-tempo tracks, “Funky City” and “Voodoo People” – definitely something for the dance floor! Crazy organ, funky riffs, massive percussion and congas taking the album to another level. The last song is a perfect ending, another great composition by Puddu: “King of The Night” – a strong West Coast ballad with prominent piano, played smooth all through, accentuated with a great vocal performance and a classic saxophone solo on the end.
“Gotta Keep It Rollin” is Alex Puddu at his groovest!!!
Alex Puddu - The Bull
Alex Puddu
The Bull
7" | 2015 | EU | Original (Schema)
8,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This 45rpm single anticipates the new full-length album by Alex Puddu, a real specialist in
the field of groovy imaginary soundtracks with a strong ‘70s vibe. The title of this 7’’ is “The
Bull”, and it’s the most representative track from the upcoming record “In the Eye of the
Cat”, which undoubtedly is one of Puddu’ s best and cohesive works to date.
As Nils Markvardsen (editor of the film magazine eXtase and film festival curator) says in
his liner notes featured on the album, “The Bull” confronts you with some intense flute and
a killer groove and here it’s easy to imagine a mob of armed gangsters robbing a bank in
an Italian crime film/poliziottesco!
As a B-side we have “Sequenza Erotica” (Erotic Sequence), an unreleased track that can
only be found on this 7’’, spreading that sexy cinematic feeling typical of Puddu’s production
(see for example his “Golden Age of Danish Pornography” series).
As for “In the Eye of the Cat”, Nils Markvardsen also defines it as a reference to the Italian
giallo film genre of the 1960s and 70s. These lurid murder mysteries/thrillers, featuring
black gloved killers lurking in the dark, gorgeous young ladies being chased and artistic displays
of blood and cruelty, usually had horrifying and imaginative film titles, in many cases
with the words; eye(s), black, blood, death, killer and the name of an animal of some sort
thrown in the mix. [...] A nice homage to giallo maestro Dario Argento from fellow Roman
Alex Puddu.
The North African influence on the percussion can be found throughout the album; it has
that groovy, vibrant 70s vibe. The varied selection of instruments (organ, flute, moog, bongos,
cello, violin, drums, bass, acoustic and electric guitars etc.) blend flawlessly into each
other and make this
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!
Alex Puddu - The Mark of the Devil Feat. Edda Dell’Orso
Alex Puddu
The Mark of the Devil Feat. Edda Dell’Orso
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Al Dente)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Mark of the Devil” is the third and last chapter of Alex Puddu’s trilogy with Italian legendary vocalist Edda Dell’Orso, here featured in three songs. Written, arranged, produced and performed by Alex Puddu, together with many great musicians, the album is ope-Groove, is Prog-Rock, is Psych-Blues, a walk through the gates of hell within Lust and Temptation. This album is the most obscure and experimental Alex Puddu has ever made to date!
Alexander Robotnick - Ce N'est Q'un Debut
Alexander Robotnick
Ce N'est Q'un Debut
LP | 2014 | US | Reissue (Medical)
22,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Medical Records presents the 2nd pressing of their second release (MR-002)! This Mini-LP was originally released on Materiali Sonori in 1984 in Italy and is long out of print. The 1st pressing on Medical was released in 2010 and is also now long out of print. Alexander Robotnick (aka Maurizio Dami) is an Italian electronic musician. He made his debut on the Italian music scene as the founding member of Avida, a dance-cabaret band featuring Daniele Trambusti and Stefano Fuochi.In 1983 he attained international popularity with his track “Problèmes d’amour”, published first by the Italian label Materiali Sonori and then by Sire-Wea. “Problèmes d’amour” went on to become a “cult track” of the disco scene. It became quite an import hit in America’s underground club scene, and sparked the mini-LP “Ce N’est Qu’un Début” that same year (originally released on Materiali Sonori in 1984 (Italy). It consists of 6 captivating tracks including the hit “Problèmes d’amour” as well as the track “Dance boy dance” which has appeared on other cult disco compilations. “Ce N’est Qu’un Début” will appeal to lovers of Italo disco, early new wave, and minimal pop. Presented on high-quality 160gram black vinyl this time in a limited edition of 500 copies.
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated - Red Hot From Alex
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated
Red Hot From Alex
LP | 1964 | UK (Trading Places)
19,99 €*
Release:1964 / UK
Genre:Organic Grooves
Alexis Korner's third album, originally released on the Transatlantic Label in 1964, after two live albums recorded at the Cavern at the Marquee, featuring his all-time hits 'Stormy Monday ' and Chicken Shack'. A true masterpiece from one of the godfathers of the white blues movement from the 60's.
Alfa Mist - Bring Backs Black Vinyl Edition
Alfa Mist
Bring Backs Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Anti)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Alfa Mist is one of the driving forces behind a young and vibrant scene of UK musicians, who’ve taken on jazz as their musical narrative. On his new album Bring Backs the producer, self-taught pianist and rapper takes us on a sonic trip back to his beat-making past on the streets of East London, through the depth and musicality he discovered composing and playing jazz.



2017 saw the release of Alfa’s breakthrough record, Antiphon and the 2019’s album Structuralism were both self-released on his Sekito label. His latest endeavour, 2021’s Bring Backs, sees Alfa taking on new challenges. The record marks his first release for the label Anti and is also the most detailed exploration of his upbringing in musical form.
Alfa Mist - Bring Backs HHV Exclusive Peach Vinyl Edition
Alfa Mist
Bring Backs HHV Exclusive Peach Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Anti)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Peach colored vinyl edition exclusive to HHV and limited to 500 copies.

Alfa Mist is one of the driving forces behind a young and vibrant scene of UK musicians, who’ve taken on jazz as their musical narrative. On his new album Bring Backs the producer, self-taught pianist and rapper takes us on a sonic trip back to his beat-making past on the streets of East London, through the depth and musicality he discovered composing and playing jazz.



2017 saw the release of Alfa’s breakthrough record, Antiphon and the 2019’s album Structuralism were both self-released on his Sekito label. His latest endeavour, 2021’s Bring Backs, sees Alfa taking on new challenges. The record marks his first release for the label Anti and is also the most detailed exploration of his upbringing in musical form.
Alfa Mist - Bring Backs Velvet Purple Edition
Alfa Mist
Bring Backs Velvet Purple Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Anti)
24,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Alfa Mist is one of the driving forces behind a young and vibrant scene of UK musicians, who’ve taken on jazz as their musical narrative. On his new album Bring Backs the producer, self-taught pianist and rapper takes us on a sonic trip back to his beat-making past on the streets of East London, through the depth and musicality he discovered composing and playing jazz.



2017 saw the release of Alfa’s breakthrough record, Antiphon and the 2019’s album Structuralism were both self-released on his Sekito label. His latest endeavour, 2021’s Bring Backs, sees Alfa taking on new challenges. The record marks his first release for the label Anti and is also the most detailed exploration of his upbringing in musical form.
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!
Alfredo Linares Y Su Sonora - Yo Traigo Boogaloo Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Alfredo Linares Y Su Sonora
Yo Traigo Boogaloo Record Store Day 2020 Edition
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Vampisoul)
26,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2020 Release.
Limitation: 500 copies.

Long sought after by collectors, DJs and lovers of hard salsa and boogaloo alike, 'Yo Traigo Boogaloo' is now lovingly reissued in replica form with the original cover art, remastered from the studio tapes, reproducing that magical MAG stuio sound for today's aficionados to enjoy like it was 1969 all over again.
Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder - Talking Timbuktu
Ali Farka Toure - Savane 2019 Remaster Vinyl Edition
Alice Babs - Been To Canaan / It Don´t Mean A Thing
Alice Babs
Been To Canaan / It Don´t Mean A Thing
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another outstanding Jazz fusion release for Dynamite cuts. limited edition 7” release of 2 masterpieces by Alice Babs and Nils Lindberg's Orchestra. Both tracks taken from the “Music With A Jazz Flavour” LP.
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