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Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man HHV Exclusive Transparent Green Vinyl Edition
Gil Scott-Heron
Pieces Of A Man HHV Exclusive Transparent Green Vinyl Edition
LP | 1971 | UK | Reissue (BGP)
24,99 €*
Release:1971 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 18.06.2021
Limited to 500 copies on transparent green vinyl, exclusively available at HHV. Includes extended review by Christoph Benkeser.

A reissue of Gil Scott-Heron’s 1971 album taken from the original master tapes!
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.
Guts - Straight From The Decks 2 HHV Exclusive Blue Vinyl Edition
Guts
Straight From The Decks 2 HHV Exclusive Blue Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Pura Vida Sounds)
28,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 600 copies. Only at HHV. Any DJ set tells you, unconsciously or not, about its author.

Through the record choices and the way they are organized, one can feel the DJ’s state of mind and find out a bit more about the musical deposit discovered that is being shared and dug through by him or her at the moment.

The appetite for diggin’, the quest for a novelty or a forgotten rarity is what makes a DJ set a true organic living matter constantly fueled although not always, unfortunately, respected.

Time stretching. Too many DJ’s made a pact with this diabolical creature. A true digital steamroller that runs over the rhythm to fix the tempo while leaving behind an agonizing drummer whose sole crime was to have been carried away by his energy and having moved forward the BPM. At the end, everything that gave charm and life to the track, its imperfections and the peculiar fact that it makes you dance faster towards its end… all these along with all the lively movements contained within the track are reduced to nothing.

My conception of music and DJ sets is the exact opposite. Since the first volume of Straight From The Decks, my DJ sets have been redesigned, refreshed and improved. However, there was no preexisting plan, they evolved naturally following my new desires. The famous core of my indispensable musical choices started to morph little by little into something different without losing sight of its center of gravity which remains undoubtedly afro-tropical.

No matter which track, its style and its origin, the quality of the music that is brought to my ears is always my sole and primary concern.

In this selection, you’ll find 7” vinyl records available to everyone sitting proudly next to some rarities found online and acquired through nerve-raking auctions battles. There are indeed exclusive remixes along with titles that until now were only available in their digital formats. Now for the first time they are available here in vinyl format. Obviously, if you have chosen the CD format, that precision doesn’t really matter… Sixteen titles which have become the heart of my sets throughout this past year. A heart which in a year will beat to a certainly different drum…

Pura Vida

Guts
Sault - Untitled (Rise)
Sault
Untitled (Rise)
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Forever Living Originals)
33,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Pop
The fourth album by Sault scored 97/100 at Metacritic and is the most beloved album at HHVs Supreme 100 of 2020 list, chosen by 150 journalists, musicians, label makers and record collectors. Currently repressed and soon back in stock.
Saada Bonaire - Saada Bonaire HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
Saada Bonaire
Saada Bonaire HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Captured Tracks)
29,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
Limited edtion of 500 copies on white vinyl only available at HHV.

Saada Bonaire is the fantastic disco/world music project duo out of Bremen, Germany that was never meant to be.

Formed by Bremen DJ Ralf Behrendt in 1982, Saâda Bonaire was a unique concept band centered around two sultry female vocalists (Stefanie Lange and Claudia Hossfeld) who would be joined by dozens of local musicians culled from the local immigration center.

Originally signed to EMI in 1982, their first and only single, “You Could Be More As You Are” was produced in Kraftwerk’s studio by legendary Matumbi, Slits and Pop Group producer Dennis Bovell. There they were joined by jazz icon Charlie Mariano (previous collaborations include Gong, Stan Kenton and Charles Mingus) who lent his talents on saxophone. The resulting sound was a unique fusion of husky female vocals, Eastern instruments, dub and African music aesthetics, drum computers and synthesizers.
Galt MacDermot - Coffee Cold / Space
Galt MacDermot
Coffee Cold / Space
7" | 2017 | US | Reissue (Fraternity)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two of the hardest to find, most recognizable tunes from the catalog of master composer Galt MacDermot are on 7-inch for the first time. The moody "Coffee Cold," originally from the 1966 Shapes Of Rhythm LP, is funky and deep enough to be a Portishead instrumental, and in fact was re-purposed along these lines by Handsome Boy Modeling School for their tune "The Truth." The funk and breaks world already knew MacDermot from the Hair soundtrack, when it turned out the main sample from the biggest hip hop song of 1993 (Run DMC’s “Down With The King”), had been from one of Galt's tunes. But "Space," used in 1996 on Busta Rhymes’ “Woo-Hah”, the B-side of this new Fraternity release, is from MacDermot's much more obscure Woman Is Sweeter soundtrack and remains much harder to find. Fully re-mastered from the original tapes, this new Fraternity Music Group pressing is back-to-back iconic instrumental jazz-funk classics (including un-credited drum performances by legends Bernard Purdie and Idris Muhammad) and is an essential addition to the funky DJs crate.
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra - Promises Black Vinyl Edition
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra
Promises Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Luaka Bop)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 09.07.2021
Sam: Pharoah...
Pharoah: Huh...?
Sam: Were you asleep? I’m sorry...
Pharoah: No no... I was listening... and dreaming... and listening to music
in my head...
Sam: Oh wow... sorry.
Pharoah: Many times, people think I might be asleep... but in fact, I am just
listening to music in my head. I’m always listening... to the sounds around
me... and playing, in my mind... and sometimes I dream.
Sam: What were you dreaming about?
Pharoah: I’m on a ship. In the ocean. Bears coming around smoking cigars.
The bears are singing, ‘We have the music. We have what you’re looking for.’
* * *
Pharoah: How you like that take, Sam?
Sam: It’s cool. I think the bit in the middle, where it stops again...I think
you can hear...We were both kind of confused. I like it as well because it
sounds like two musicians that are trying to guide each other.
Pharoah: I think that’s it right there. It came out different. It came out good
though.
Sam: You happy?
Pharoah: Yeah, I’m cool with it.
Sam: Okay. Yeah, I think your playing is beautiful.
Portico Quartet - Terrain HHV Exclusive Green Vinyl Edition Bundle
Portico Quartet
Terrain HHV Exclusive Green Vinyl Edition Bundle
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Gondwana)
25,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 28.05.2021
HHV exclusive edition bundle of green vinyl record and postcard limited to 300 copies.

Portico Quartet announce Terrain, a three-part suite drawing on American minimalism and ambient music alongside their own rich heritage as they explore new musical vistas

When Duncan Bellamy and Jack Wyllie – the driving force behind Portico Quartet got together in their East London studio in May 2020 and started work on the music that would become their new album, the world, or most of it, was in the midst of the first lockdown. The unique impact of the events of 2020 became the backdrop to their time composing and recording; causing them to take stock, re-think, and plot a new musical path.

Indian novelist Arundhati Roy expressed the sense of grief and rupture from the pandemic as "a portal, a gateway between one world and the next", and as they created the music that would become Terrain they were drawn towards longer, slowly unfolding pieces, which are perhaps the most artistically free and also the most beautiful they have ever made.

These are compositions more in the lineage of Line and Shed Song (Isla/2009), Rubidium (Portico Quartet/2012) and Immediately Visible (Memory Streams/2019). Wyllie expands: "We've always had this side of the band in some form. The core of it is having a repeated pattern, around which other parts move in and out, and start to form a narrative. We used to do longer improvisations not dissimilar to this around the time of our second record Isla. On Terrain we've really dug into it and explored that form. I suppose there are obvious influences such as American minimalism, but I was particularly inspired by the work of Japanese composer Midori Takada. Her approach, particularly on 'Through the Looking Glass', where she moves through different worlds incorporating elements of minimalism with non-Western instruments and melodies were at the front of my mind when writing this music".

Terrain I, II & III are all subtly different, but a short rhythmic motif that repeats is the starting point in all three movements. There is a sense of a shared journey to all these pieces, they move through different worlds, with a sense of horizontal movement that lends the music real momentum. Terrain I was the first piece they worked on and it started with a hang drum pattern, improvised by Bellamy, who added cymbals and synthesiser. From there on it grew, Wyllie adding saxophone, another synthesiser section, strings. For Bellamy "It felt more like filmmaking than music making, a bricolage of conflicting, shifting signs, subtle tension and multiple narratives. Andrei Tarkovsky's 'Mirror' and British artist John Akomfrah's incredible 'Handsworth Songs' were pivotal points of reference for me." Wyllie expands the point. "There is a sense of conversation between us both, in that someone presents a musical idea, the other person responds to it with something else, which would then be responded to again... until it feels finished. These responses are often consonant with each other but there is also a dissonance to some of this work. The music slowly evolves through these shared conversations."

It is this sense of dialogue, both between the composers, and between tranquillity and a subtly unsettling melancholy, that makes Terrain such a powerful statement. One that speaks to both our interior and exterior worlds, to our own personal landscape, to our Terrain.
Amy Winehouse - At The BBC
Amy Winehouse
At The BBC
3LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Island)
35,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 07.05.2021
V.A. - Disco É Cultura Volume 1 Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Disco É Cultura Volume 1 Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Mad About)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Brazilian Funk Soul Finest Record Collection. A tasty slice of '70s and '80s Brazilian Soul and Funk especially the one from the glorious ’70s. Soul and Funk was taking shape all over the world in the 1970s. Brazilians built on their own phenomenal music, combining it with influences of Funk and Soul music from abroad to create something uniquely Brazilian. The disco-boogie-funk sound produced in Brazil in the late 70s and early 80s has been under the spotlight. Some records have become established classics and bestsellers. Many others have become cult records that have remained largely unknown to the general public, some of these rare records are now collected in the first volume of “Disco é Cultura”.
Red Astaire - Rollin' Stone / Love To Angie
Red Astaire
Rollin' Stone / Love To Angie
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Friday's Funky 45)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Description : Back in 2003, following on from the success of “Follow Me”, Red Astaire released “Rollin’ Stone” on G.A.M.M. which sounds as fresh today as it ever did with Erykah Badu’s vocals over a haunting piano instrumental featuring Andre 3000 (her ex!) on the guest rap. Fast forward 18 years and we are so excited to be putting this out on a 45 courtesy of Freddie Cruger who has done a special 45 edit of Love To Angie (Stone) for the flip which also has never featured on our favourite format before – these will fly out – snooze you lose!
Sault - Untitled (Black Is)
Sault
Untitled (Black Is)
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Forever Living Originals)
33,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Pop
Preorder available from 14.05.2021
“We present our first ‘Untitled’ album to mark a moment in time where we as Black People, and of Black Origin are fighting for our lives. RIP George Floyd and all those who have suffered from police brutality and systemic racism. Change is happening… We are focused.”
Boogie Man, The - Jika Jika
Boogie Man, The
Jika Jika
7" | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Vive La Musique)
12,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Holy Grail South African jazz funk cover of Grandmaster Flash ‘The Message’. Vive La Musique is proud to bring you an official reissue featuring South African artist - the late great Sipho Gumede - in his ‘Boogie Man’ guise and prolific producer Greg Cutler. Originally released in 1984, ‘Jika Jika’ is an audaciously sassy version of Grandmaster Flash's 'The Message'. A Linn drum machine and Jupiter 4 synth recreate the feel of the hip hop masterpiece, whilst Sipho’s infectious bassline and a soulful female chorus, bring a whole new dimension of South African groove to the cut. A mysterious rap vocal makes this arguably South Africa’s first ever hip-hop record. The flip sees a jazzy synth taking the lead over a gritty version of the instrumental for an even sleazier experience. Recorded at the famous mobile Battery Studios in Botswana, an essential space for black South African musicians during apartheid, the original vinyl release was limited to a few hundred promotional copies and is impossible to find. The release has been carefully remastered for this official reissue, which comes in a beautiful colour sleeve, based on the original artwork. "The remasters sound Brilliant!I am loving it all over again nearly 40 years later! Will be great to see this debut on 7"' . Greg Cutler (Original producer)
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.
Khan Jamal - Infinity
Khan Jamal
Infinity
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Jazz Room)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Vibe's Maestro Khan Jamal's "Infinity" features a Stellar line up, a drums and percussion-rich sextet that includes Legends Byard Lancaster and Sunny Murray amongst others. The music stands up to anything released on the great Jazz labels like Blue Note, Prestige, Verve or Impulse.
The most well known tune is "The Known Unknown" which has been featured on several compilations back in the 1990's , but the whole album is one of those records that is a complete undiscovered gem.
Self released in 1984 and long out of print, original copies fetch $1000 and upwards, so Jazz Room Records are proud and pleased to bring this Spiritual Soul Jazz highly in-demand Holy Grail out to a wider audience.
Thelonious Beats / Black Cash & Theo - Summer In The City / Epilog Drum Break Edit
Mustafa Özkent - Genclik Ile Elele HHV Exclusive Green Vinyl Edition
Mustafa Özkent
Genclik Ile Elele HHV Exclusive Green Vinyl Edition
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Jackpot)
24,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Green vinyl pressing only available at HHV.

Originally released in Turkey 1973, Özkent's masterpiece (creation) of an all instrumental Turkish psychedelic funk album, filled with classic beats and breaks still inspires long time fans and first time listeners. The funky rhythms, hypnotic
percussions, and heavy break beats makes this a holy grail amongst DJs and music fans alike. Only a handful of copies from the original pressing are known to still exist making this reissue a welcome addition to any record collection. The concept is very complicated, futuristic and free from categorization. Traditional folk songs mixed with rock, jazz, blues, funk and psych. Ozkent took traditional Turkish folk songs and reconstructed them for the new "hip" generation.
Vulfpeck - Theo! White Vinyl Edition
Vulfpeck
Theo! White Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Vulf)
29,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 25.06.2021
Vulf Vault 003 /// Theo! 33rpm /// White Vinyl Catalog: Vv003
Vulfpeck - Vollmilch Clear Vinyl Edition
Vulfpeck
Vollmilch Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | UK | Reissue (Vulf)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 07.05.2021
In order to maintain full transparency, this will be a Clear Vinyl pressing. You will be able to see through the record.
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.
El Michels Affair - Yeti Season Black Vinyl Edition
El Michels Affair
Yeti Season Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Big Crown)
21,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fresh off of their 2020 offering Adult Themes, El Michels Affair is back with a new full-length release. Titled Yeti Season, this newest album has everything we've come to expect from EMA's patented cinematic style of instrumental soul music. Where Adult Themes inspired a soundtrack to an imaginary film, Yeti Season brings us to a different place in time_with new inspirations. Taken with Turkish-styled funk and an almost Mumbai-esque take on soul, El Michels Affair offers us a different kind of drama and imagination with Yeti Season. If you've been following along, this shouldn't be viewed as too far a departure for El Michels Affair. The first single off of Yeti Season showed their hand back in 2018. A double-sided banger, that release brought the musical textures to the fore that dominate this record. The first song, titled "Unathi," is fully realized with the beautifully haunting-yet-hopeful vocals of Piya Malik, formally of 79.5_another Big Crown artist. Singing in Hindi, Piya's ethereal voice is telling us to work and strive together toward progress. Even if you don't understand her language, you can still hear the urgency of purpose, creating a lasting vibe that sits on top of it all. Leon Michels explains that Piya had a vital influence on this record: "When Piya started singing in Hindi, she had a different voice, a different tone. I knew we had to do something together." And so Piya appears on three other songs on Yeti Season: "Zaharila," "Murkit Gem," and "Dhuaan." Each providing particular signatures to the album. "Zaharila" is a building and changing love song punctuated by blaring trumpets, driving drums, and Piya's pleading lyrics. While the more upbeat "Murkit Gem" opens with a fuzzed out, Wu-Tang-esque baseline that buoys Piya's stylings. The psychedelic guitar and Piya's changing tones and textures singing about an all-consuming love are what pushed "Dhuaan" on to the second single from Yeti Season. There is also a vocal appearance from Shannon Wise of The Shacks, yet another Big Crown artist. Her song called "Sha Na Na," lies more in the familiar EMA vein: melodic, hypnotic, soulfully visual. But between Shannon's airy singing, the jumpy baseline, moody vibes, the active drum lines, it sounds like a pensive walk home after a strangely dramatic night. So what is Yeti Season? It could be more of a feeling than an actual place or time of year. It's a heavy album_as evidenced by the signature musicianship and dramatic vocal expressions. But it's also a hopeful record, with phrasings, textures, and chord changes that hint at something better_or fuller_coming our way. You hear it in songs like "Ala Vida," with its stabby, pulsing chords laying a bedrock for EMA's bright, atmospheric horn lines. Or even in "Fazed Out," which leaves you with a feeling of determination, a striving for resolution even though the driving, march-like song structure should accompany some conquering army. This persistence has to come from the fact that Leon Michels and company finished this record during the lockdown. It was a tough and troublesome time. But look at what has come of it: Yeti Season_a record of high and heavy drama, but also one of hope and promise. It may take a year like 2020 behind us to find hope in a winter big footed creature like a Yeti, but that's where we are.
Cult, The - The Mail Must Go Through
Cult, The
The Mail Must Go Through
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
25,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the rarest West Coast Funk LP's. A must for any serious collector. Super rare Funk collectible from Las Vegas released on Starburst records in 1976 and although the label seems to have been based in Las Vegas the album was recorded at various studios around Hollywood. The album did appear in two different sleeve designs comprising mainly of raw funk along with some ballads this album has become more collectable in recent years.
Hamburg Spinners (Carsten Erobique Meyer, David Nesselhauf, Dennis Rux, Lucas Kochbeck) - Skorpion Im Stiefel HHV Exclusive Red & Black Vinyl Edition
Hamburg Spinners (Carsten Erobique Meyer, David Nesselhauf, Dennis Rux, Lucas Kochbeck)
Skorpion Im Stiefel HHV Exclusive Red & Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (a sexy)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 500 copies. Only at HHV. Each record is unique due to the Inkspot-pressing method.

The Hamburg Spinners: Extraordinary

Welcome to the Hamburg of the Hamburg Spinners! Of course, this isn ot the boring giant village we know, but it rather looks something like this: Half Edgar Wallace film Soho, half Broadway/NYC 1961 for pedestrians. A comic city, but in black and white. Adults, so everyone over 21 wears a Macintosh raincoat and everyone smokes. Music comes from a restaurant on the harbour in Pinnasberg Street. Driving, swinging R&B. Heavy, but also melodic. Grouped around a pinball, (...) existentialists and students from the local art college. At the counter, members of the British occupation force, smoking their beloved senior service cigarettes. The smell of trouble! They are all here to hear a new beat. On the small stage with a mighty Hammond B 3: Carsten M. & The HG's aka DIE HAMBURG SPINNERS! Organ, guitar, bass and drums: The four don't need more to be cool and hot at the same time, Existentialists and Brits agree. In front of the stage, on the tiny dance floor, Eddie Constantine and Elke Sommer dance Twist, Strut, Shake and Blues.
Wouldn't that be the perfect setting for the Hamburg Spinners sound? But extraordinary does not only fit into our monochrome magic world. Carsten "Erobique" Meyer (Hammond B3), Dennis Rux (Git.), David Nesselhauf (bass) and Lucas Kochbeck (drums) managed the artistic act to score our still to be shot favorite film (but shot in New York in Spain and in the Bavaria studios, Italian-German co-production) as well as the perfect background for an exciting game rummycup in their own four walls. Friends and girlfriends of the Remo Four, Ennio Morricone, Jimmy Smith and Stax-Records will put on the record during the final night of a crackling Friday night, taking a finger-sniffing look in the mirror and thinking, "Well, I look good!"

And should one or the other Hamburg Spinners song run in the discotheque later: See you out on the floor!
At dawn, Eddie and Elke leave the bar. Due to the fog, the Köhlbrandt Bridge, which is still under construction, can be seen in a sketchy way. From the fish market, a young man walks with a piglet on a dog leash. A freighter of the Hamburg-Süd from Baltimore enters the port, on board among other things: a box with the latest 7" from distant America. A drunken night owl leans against a lantern and thinks: "Is this a scorpion in my boot? Make the change!"
File under Memphis/Mod/Morricone/Meyer

Live and analog recorded in the YeahYeahYeah studios in, you guessed it, Hamburg.
Produced by Dennis Rux

Text: Carsten Friedrichs (but translated by a HHV employee with the help of a translation software)
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Gary Bartz Black Vinyl Edition
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Gary Bartz Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
29,99 €*
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.
V.A. - Wamono A To Z Volume II - Japanese Funk 1970-1977 HHV Exclusive Opaque Red Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Wamono A To Z Volume II - Japanese Funk 1970-1977 HHV Exclusive Opaque Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (180g)
27,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 400 copies.
Only at HHV.

Following the highly acclaimed Volume I, dig further into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!

Fully licensed Nippon Columbia and Victor Japan masters available for the first time outside of Japan, featuring rarities from Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media, Hiroshi Sato, Bread & Butter, Hatsumi Shibata, Fujio Tokita and more!
Tracks selection by Japanese super diggers and Wamono specialists DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite and Chintam
Mastered and cut at Timmion Cutting Lab
Artwork by Yoxxx (Tokyo)
180g heavy vinyl pressing, reverse board jacket

Active as a professional DJ in Japan since the late eighties, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite is also a renowned remixer, compiler and producer. An avid record collector and an expert of the Wamono style, Yoshizawa published the Wamono A to Z records guide book in 2015 which instantly sold-out. The book unveiled a myriad of beautiful and rare records from a highly prolific, but still then unknown, Japanese groove scene. After many years working as a record buyer for several stores, DJ Chintam opened his own Blow Up shop in 2018 in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. A member of the Dayjam Crew and a specialist of soul, funk, rare groove and disco music, Chintam is also an expert of the home-brewed Wamono grooves.
He supervised and wrote the Wamono A to Z records guide book together with Yoshizawa
In this second volume of the acclaimed Wamono series, Yoshizawa and Chintam dig into some of the best and rarest funky tunes produced in Japan during the seventies. Put the needle on the record, turn up the volume and dig right now into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!
Galt MacDermot - Coffee Cold / Space Green Vinyl Edition
Galt MacDermot
Coffee Cold / Space Green Vinyl Edition
7" | 2017 | US | Reissue (Fraternity)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two of the hardest to find, most recognizable tunes from the catalog of master composer Galt MacDermot are on 7-inch for the first time. The moody "Coffee Cold," originally from the 1966 Shapes Of Rhythm LP, is funky and deep enough to be a Portishead instrumental, and in fact was re-purposed along these lines by Handsome Boy Modeling School for their tune "The Truth." The funk and breaks world already knew MacDermot from the Hair soundtrack, when it turned out the main sample from the biggest hip hop song of 1993 (Run DMC’s “Down With The King”), had been from one of Galt's tunes. But "Space," used in 1996 on Busta Rhymes’ “Woo-Hah”, the B-side of this new Fraternity release, is from MacDermot's much more obscure Woman Is Sweeter soundtrack and remains much harder to find. Fully re-mastered from the original tapes, this new Fraternity Music Group pressing is back-to-back iconic instrumental jazz-funk classics (including un-credited drum performances by legends Bernard Purdie and Idris Muhammad) and is an essential addition to the funky DJs crate.
Thelonious Beats (Black Cash & Theo) - We're In Love / Valdez In The Country
Thelonious Beats (Black Cash & Theo)
We're In Love / Valdez In The Country
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Galaxy Sound)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Side A. Reuban Wilson "We're are in love" sample flip sets the tone for Nas Memory Lane (Sittin' in Da Park) sampled and chopped by 1 only. DJ Premier sampled multiple elements from Wilson’s original composition, including the organ, percussion and distinctive wordless backing vocals. The seldom-sampled track is now irrevocably tied to this classic East Coast jam. Galaxy crew decided to give it a Re mastered rinse, chop up the intro break to back to life for 45 fans to appreciate.

Side B. Valdez In The Country by Donny Hathaway Re mastered Re edited . Sampled by Madlib back in 2010
Amanda Whiting - After Dark
Amanda Whiting
After Dark
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Jazzman)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Taking cues from Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane at their most delicate, renowned Welsh harpist Amanda Whiting's mesmerising Jazzman full-length LPAfter Darkarrives as soft as moonlight to gladden the soul and delight the ear—without forgetting to bring the swing.

Summoning the nocturnal mood suggested by the album's title, Whiting's harp flows and cascades, dances and alights, broods and haunts, informed by a deep understanding of both classical and jazz music, ultimately revealing a top-drawer composer with rare melodic gifts at the top of her game. From the melancholy opening track 'Time Stands Still' to the more rhythmically unorthodox 'Who Knows' to the achingly beautiful title track, the album is underpinned by a supportive band, John Reynolds on drums and Aidan Thorne on bass, who are perfectly suited to engage in an effortless, intimate musical dialogue.

Already an inveterate international jazz festival performer with Matthew Halsall's Gondwana Orchestra, Whiting has supported and performed with a diverse range of Djs and jazz and pop artists including Jamie Cullum, DJ Yoda, Rebecca Vasmant, True Jazzchild, Danii Minogue, Jazzanova, and Chip Wickham (who features on three tracks onAfter Dark,adding a touch of the graceful warmth for which he has been so justly acclaimed). And as Jazz harp teacher at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and Rncm, Amanda is as warmly received in the lecture hall as the concert hall. Be sure to to expect more from Amanda in the not too distant future.
Marcos Resende & Index - Marcos Resende & Index
Marcos Resende & Index
Marcos Resende & Index
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Far Out)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Beyond their highly sought after 1978 album Festa Para Um Novo Rei¬ - home to the mystical jazz-funk classic 'Vidigal' and released on Philips' iconic Musica Popular Brasileira Contemporanea series (mpbc)- little is known about Marcos Resende & Index, even to aficionados of obscure Brazilian music. Far Out is immensely proud to present their previously unreleased self-titled debut album from 1976 contributing a crucial missing work from the glory days of progressive Brazilian instrumental music.
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil
Kenny Mann With Liquid Pleasure - Kenny Mann With Liquid Pleasure
Kenny Mann With Liquid Pleasure
Kenny Mann With Liquid Pleasure
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
25,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Recorded and released in 1980 in a small local press in North Carolina, it became a Modern Soul Holy Grail. The original press is always sold over 1000 USD. Recorded and edited in 1980 in a small local press in North Carolina, it became a cult and a holy grail LP over the decades.
S.O.U.L - Burning Spear
S.O.U.L
Burning Spear
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
15,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dynamite Cuts are proud to have the opportunity of presenting this amazing Dj dance floor diamond, by the legendary funk n soul band S.O.U.L. “Burning Spear” is an upbeat Drum and Bass groove with a super funky flute and all time classic sample. Sampled by hip greats like Pete rock & C.L Smooth & Organized Konfusion to name a few, a pure rare-groove club anthem, I remember those nights, funky-ing down to this awesome rhythm.

Dynamite Cuts’ issue of this monster, is a double-sider of the ultimate versions of “Burning Spear”. The A side cut is taken from the superb “What it is?” LP. On the B-side is the rare and more collectable version; slightly different, more percussive recording which was released on 7” in 1971 on the Musicor record label, but sadly on the hissing, breakable styrene, and not on the lovely Vinyl. You’d be lucky to find a copy that doesn’t hiss, pop and crackle. But with thanks to; Mr Simon Watson, who had a mint stock copy almost un-played; and to the A-Lister Dynamite Cuts’ mastering magicians - Andy Pearce (de-noises) and Stuart Hawkes (remastering to get that full-on funk effect). Now what are the chances of that!!!

The name S.O.U.L means Sounds Of Unity and Love, consists of four men from Cleveland, Ohio USA, the band was formed around 1970.

Lee Lovett, a Libra - Lead singer, Bass and Baritone;

Gus Hawkins, a Scorpio - Vocals, Saxophone, Flute

Paul Stubblefield, an Aquarius - Vocals, Drums

Walter Winston, a Pisces - Guitar
Yellow Spoon - Yellow Spoon
Yellow Spoon
Yellow Spoon
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Super Bad Disco / HHV)
17,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition of 300 copies on black vinyl.

Next up from Copenhagen's vivid Jazz scene are two very promising Jazz Cats under the name of Yellow Spoon. The group was founded in 2018 out of the desire to create music freely in the present moment. Guest musicians include members of Athletic Progression as well as others. Tip!
El Michels Affair - Yeti Season Clear Blue Vinyl Edition
El Michels Affair
Yeti Season Clear Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Big Crown)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fresh off of their 2020 offering Adult Themes, El Michels Affair is back with a new full-length release. Titled Yeti Season, this newest album has everything we've come to expect from EMA's patented cinematic style of instrumental soul music. Where Adult Themes inspired a soundtrack to an imaginary film, Yeti Season brings us to a different place in time_with new inspirations. Taken with Turkish-styled funk and an almost Mumbai-esque take on soul, El Michels Affair offers us a different kind of drama and imagination with Yeti Season. If you've been following along, this shouldn't be viewed as too far a departure for El Michels Affair. The first single off of Yeti Season showed their hand back in 2018. A double-sided banger, that release brought the musical textures to the fore that dominate this record. The first song, titled "Unathi," is fully realized with the beautifully haunting-yet-hopeful vocals of Piya Malik, formally of 79.5_another Big Crown artist. Singing in Hindi, Piya's ethereal voice is telling us to work and strive together toward progress. Even if you don't understand her language, you can still hear the urgency of purpose, creating a lasting vibe that sits on top of it all. Leon Michels explains that Piya had a vital influence on this record: "When Piya started singing in Hindi, she had a different voice, a different tone. I knew we had to do something together." And so Piya appears on three other songs on Yeti Season: "Zaharila," "Murkit Gem," and "Dhuaan." Each providing particular signatures to the album. "Zaharila" is a building and changing love song punctuated by blaring trumpets, driving drums, and Piya's pleading lyrics. While the more upbeat "Murkit Gem" opens with a fuzzed out, Wu-Tang-esque baseline that buoys Piya's stylings. The psychedelic guitar and Piya's changing tones and textures singing about an all-consuming love are what pushed "Dhuaan" on to the second single from Yeti Season. There is also a vocal appearance from Shannon Wise of The Shacks, yet another Big Crown artist. Her song called "Sha Na Na," lies more in the familiar EMA vein: melodic, hypnotic, soulfully visual. But between Shannon's airy singing, the jumpy baseline, moody vibes, the active drum lines, it sounds like a pensive walk home after a strangely dramatic night. So what is Yeti Season? It could be more of a feeling than an actual place or time of year. It's a heavy album_as evidenced by the signature musicianship and dramatic vocal expressions. But it's also a hopeful record, with phrasings, textures, and chord changes that hint at something better_or fuller_coming our way. You hear it in songs like "Ala Vida," with its stabby, pulsing chords laying a bedrock for EMA's bright, atmospheric horn lines. Or even in "Fazed Out," which leaves you with a feeling of determination, a striving for resolution even though the driving, march-like song structure should accompany some conquering army. This persistence has to come from the fact that Leon Michels and company finished this record during the lockdown. It was a tough and troublesome time. But look at what has come of it: Yeti Season_a record of high and heavy drama, but also one of hope and promise. It may take a year like 2020 behind us to find hope in a winter big footed creature like a Yeti, but that's where we are.
Awakening - Hear, Sense And Feel
44th Move (Alfa Mist & Richard Spaven) - 44th Move Clear Vinyl Edition
44th Move (Alfa Mist & Richard Spaven)
44th Move Clear Vinyl Edition
12" | 2020 | UK | Reissue (Black Acre)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Multifaceted musicians Alfa Mist and Richard Spaven announce identities behind their 44th Move project and drop their debut self-titled EP on Black Acre.

The pair are two of London’s most hotly tipped Jazz artists, and both have a broad range of influences. Alfa Mist is a self-taught piano player with his early album ‘Antiphon’ becoming an international fan-driven success, receiving more than 6 million streams on youtube alone. Since then he has continually moved on to straddle many genres with recent projects such as ‘Structuralism’ and ‘On My Ones’, both experimenting with solo piano, neo-classical and hinting at his roots in Hip Hop.

Meanwhile, Spaven’s accolades includes three studio albums, such as the acclaimed ‘Real Time’ LP on Fine Line, working with The Cinematic Orchestra, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Flying Lotus, Jose James, Jameszoo and Jordan Rakei, not to mention selling out venues like Camden’s Jazz Cafe with Richard Spaven Trio. The pair now team up together for a poignant debut release as 44th Move.

“Creating the sound was just a coming together where we discovered that we shared a lot of the same influences. We got to writing straight away - before we really got to know each other. I found it easy with a ton of inspiration. Ideas kept coming and we were on the same page. In retrospect we want 44th to have an edge - it’s a ‘heart on your sleeve’ project where we can express all those hip hop and broken beat records.”​ - Richard Spaven

‘Little Techno’ opens with an essence of melancholy and emotional connection emphasising loose drums, pulsing keys and delicate chords. ‘Fly’ then superbly merges contemporary glitches and samples with organic percussion while ‘Hope’ fuses Alfa Mist’s vocal-work with elegant brass, keys and an undercurrent of subtle rhythmic delight.
On the flip, ‘Broken’ flows with soft Rhodes sequences and Spaven’s signature crisp-sounding snares, giving a sophisticated edge to its arrangement before ‘Two Nil’ slants towards a broken-beat lane with distant keyboards, syncopated beats and dystopian-like harmonies.
La Bellini - Satan In Love
La Bellini
Satan In Love
7" | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Groovin)
11,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Late '70's italo rare groove! This one is fire!
Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings E&F Sides HHV Exclusive Clear Vinyl Edition
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu - Wu Hen Silver Vinyl Edition
Jim Sharp - Never Gonna Get It (Jim Sharp Mix) / It Always Seems To Go (Jim Sharp Mix)
Jim Sharp
Never Gonna Get It (Jim Sharp Mix) / It Always Seems To Go (Jim Sharp Mix)
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Soul Sisters)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 07.05.2021
In the return of the Soul Sisters series, Jim Sharp drops two heavyweight productions. The A side combines stems of a Godfather Of Soul classic with the 90’s R&B jam (from four ladies who share their name with a famous fashion magazine) that previously used elements of the OG. The result is a neosoul funk monster. On the flip is an edit of the famously ghost produced Janet song from her velvet rope period featuring two of the best producer / emcees in the history of music. Now why you gotta go and do that Jim?
Waldir Calmon - Airport Love Theme / Afro Som
Waldir Calmon
Airport Love Theme / Afro Som
7" | 1970 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
14,99 €*
Release:1970 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
You know it's going to be a heavy record when DJ / collector Mr Thing asks you to keep a look out for a copy on your next digging trip to Brazil. Add on top of that, being sampled by Madlib on the track 'Curls’ on his Madvillain album! Taken from Waldir Calmon's 'Waldir Calmon E Seus Multisons' album on Copacabana (1970), from looking at this unassuming record cover featuring a middle-aged man sporting an impressive pair of glasses you wouldn't expect it to become the fabric to one of the songs from the iconic 'Madvillain’ album. But… like many things in life, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. 'Airport Love Theme’, like its name suggests, falls into full-on lounge territory. It’s feel-good music made to be the soundtrack for a utopian world that never really was. Yet behind the silky-smooth groove is an addictive earworm waiting to be heard. Afro Son' taken from the same album, pushes things in a different direction towards a sound that is more firmly rooted in the Brazilian tradition. This quirky 60's-breakbeat-funk groove is reminiscent of French artist Jean Jacques Perrey's 'E.V.A.', also from 1970, in its melody and backbeat, where the Moog synthesizer of Perrey is replaced with a more orchestrated sound by Calmon. This track is magical, cinematic and breakbeat-laden with a hidden unknown exoticism. Waldir Calmon had an active career in music working from the '50s right up until his passing in 1982. His career started early, forming his first ensemble at the age of fourteen, originally working in bands in nightclubs and writing jingles. He progressed in the early '50s to a long-running career working in television. In addition to his television work, he had success with his recording vocation, mixing in the same musical circles as greats such as Tom Jobi, João Gilberto and Doris Monteiro.
Michel Magne - Le Monocle Rit Jaune
Michel Magne
Le Monocle Rit Jaune
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Jazz Room)
11,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Super cool Jazz score by Michel Magne in the vein of Take Five, Super Rare too, original copies fetching £250 and upwards.
Anyone who was into the last Jazz Room single release of Take Vibes -"Golden Brown" is going to want to get their hands on a copy of this.
Regularly featured on Worldwide FM's Jazz Guru Gilles Peterson's playlist this is a must buy.
Limited pressing, don't miss out.
El Michels Affair - Yeti Season Deluxe Edition
El Michels Affair
Yeti Season Deluxe Edition
LP+Book | 2021 | US | Original (Big Crown)
39,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited Edition Deluxe Version comes with 50 page children's book inspired by the album. Written by Francine Prose and illustrated by Omar "El Oms" Juarez. The colored vinyl is red.

Fresh off of their 2020 offering Adult Themes, El Michels Affair is back with a new full-length release. Titled Yeti Season, this newest album has everything we've come to expect from EMA's patented cinematic style of instrumental soul music. Where Adult Themes inspired a soundtrack to an imaginary film, Yeti Season brings us to a different place in time_with new inspirations. Taken with Turkish-styled funk and an almost Mumbai-esque take on soul, El Michels Affair offers us a different kind of drama and imagination with Yeti Season. If you've been following along, this shouldn't be viewed as too far a departure for El Michels Affair. The first single off of Yeti Season showed their hand back in 2018. A double-sided banger, that release brought the musical textures to the fore that dominate this record. The first song, titled "Unathi," is fully realized with the beautifully haunting-yet-hopeful vocals of Piya Malik, formally of 79.5_another Big Crown artist. Singing in Hindi, Piya's ethereal voice is telling us to work and strive together toward progress. Even if you don't understand her language, you can still hear the urgency of purpose, creating a lasting vibe that sits on top of it all. Leon Michels explains that Piya had a vital influence on this record: "When Piya started singing in Hindi, she had a different voice, a different tone. I knew we had to do something together." And so Piya appears on three other songs on Yeti Season: "Zaharila," "Murkit Gem," and "Dhuaan." Each providing particular signatures to the album. "Zaharila" is a building and changing love song punctuated by blaring trumpets, driving drums, and Piya's pleading lyrics. While the more upbeat "Murkit Gem" opens with a fuzzed out, Wu-Tang-esque baseline that buoys Piya's stylings. The psychedelic guitar and Piya's changing tones and textures singing about an all-consuming love are what pushed "Dhuaan" on to the second single from Yeti Season. There is also a vocal appearance from Shannon Wise of The Shacks, yet another Big Crown artist. Her song called "Sha Na Na," lies more in the familiar EMA vein: melodic, hypnotic, soulfully visual. But between Shannon's airy singing, the jumpy baseline, moody vibes, the active drum lines, it sounds like a pensive walk home after a strangely dramatic night. So what is Yeti Season? It could be more of a feeling than an actual place or time of year. It's a heavy album_as evidenced by the signature musicianship and dramatic vocal expressions. But it's also a hopeful record, with phrasings, textures, and chord changes that hint at something better_or fuller_coming our way. You hear it in songs like "Ala Vida," with its stabby, pulsing chords laying a bedrock for EMA's bright, atmospheric horn lines. Or even in "Fazed Out," which leaves you with a feeling of determination, a striving for resolution even though the driving, march-like song structure should accompany some conquering army. This persistence has to come from the fact that Leon Michels and company finished this record during the lockdown. It was a tough and troublesome time. But look at what has come of it: Yeti Season_a record of high and heavy drama, but also one of hope and promise. It may take a year like 2020 behind us to find hope in a winter big footed creature like a Yeti, but that's where we are.
Soul Supreme - Huit Octobre 1971 / Raid
Soul Supreme
Huit Octobre 1971 / Raid
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Soul Supreme)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
2 MF Doom / Madlib versions: Huit Octobre 1971 and Raid reimagined by Soul Supreme.
V.A. - Wamono A To Z Volume I Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Wamono A To Z Volume I Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (180g)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Japanese Jazz-Funk & Rare Groove 1968-1980 (Selected by DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite & Chintam) Active as a professional DJ in Japan since the late eighties, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite is also a renowned remixer, compiler and producer. An avid record collector and an expert of the Wamono style, Yoshizawa published the Wamono A to Z records guide book in 2015 which instantly sold-out. The book unveiled a myriad of beautiful and rare records from a highly prolific, but still then unknown, Japanese groove scene. After many years working as a record buyer for several stores, DJ Chintam opened his own Blow Up shop in 2018 in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. A member of the Dayjam Crew and a specialist of soul, funk, rare groove and disco music, Chintam is also an expert of the home-brewed Wamono grooves. He supervised and wrote the Wamono A to Z records guide book together with Yoshizawa. With this first volume of the Wamono series, our two DJs here guide you through some of the best and rarest jazz funk and rare groove tunes produced in Japan between 1968 and 1980. Put the needle on the record, turn up the volume and dig right now into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!
Ian Carr - Belladonna
DJ A-L - Who Is He / No Diggity
DJ A-L
Who Is He / No Diggity
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Retro-Respect)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The "Still Bill" remixes by DJ A-L available on 7" vinyl
V.A. - J Jazz Volume 3: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan
Take Vibe E.P. - Golden Brown
Take Vibe E.P.
Golden Brown
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Jazz Room)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
2020. Full On Lockdown: Musician LaurenceMasonputs together this off the wall idea meshing together two of his biggest musical heroes, Dave Greenfield of the tough 1970's proto-punk band The Stranglers with the oh so cool 1960's jazz of Dave Brubeck. He puts up his demo on Youtube not really expecting much in the way of feedback. And gets ONE Million hits. And hundreds of requests for a release. Jazz Room Records Head Honcho Paul Murphy says "Do you wanna record that and release it?"."Affirmative!" The result is this grooving Soulful and Funky Jazz version of "Golden Brown". We're rush releasing this as when announced we were swamped with requests asking when it will be available. On the "B" side is a languid and super cool version of "Walking On The Moon", originally by 80's Supergroup The Police. This is just a taster for what we're confident will be a must have album to be readied for 2021 release.
Don Cherry - Om Shanti Om
Don Cherry
Om Shanti Om
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Black Sweat)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
An amazing document of the life experiment that was the Organic Music Society. This super quality audio, recorded by RAI (the italian public broadcasting company) in 1976 for television, documents a quartet concert focused on vocals compositions and improvisations. Here, Don Cherry and his family-community’s musical belief emerges in its simplicity, with the desire to merge the knowledge and stimuli gained during numerous travels across the World in a single sound experience. Don's pocket-trumpet is melted with the beats of the great Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, the Italian guitar of Gian Piero Pramaggiore, and the tanpura drone of Moki. A pure hippie aesthetic, like in an intimate ceremony, filters a magical encounter between Eastern and Western civiliziations, offering different suggestions of sound mysticism: natural acoustics in which individual instruments and voices are part of a wider pan-tribal consciousness. A desert Western landscape marries Asian and Latin atmospheres. Indigenous contributions with berimbau explorations find fossil sounds of rattles and clap-hands invocations. Influences of Indian mantra singing are combined with eternal African voices or with folkish-Latin guitar rhythms , while flute and drums evoke distant dances. In the Organic Music everything becomes an act of devotion and love, an ecstatic dwell in the dimension of a sacred free-rejoice.
Grand Puba - I Like It / The Jam Feat. The Sunny Daze Band
Grand Puba
I Like It / The Jam Feat. The Sunny Daze Band
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Good For You)
11,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
In their 6 years on air, Flip The Script Radio has become the industry standard, the go-to radio show where fans and industry heads alike flock to hear the next hip hop superstars before they blow up. Steeped in the rich history of the scene, FTSR's focus on real MCs, genuine turntablism and their 'do it for the culture' approach has garnished them praise from every corner of the hip hop universe. To celebrate their 6 Year Anniversary, Flip The Script Radio has joined forces with Good For You Records and one of the greatest MCs of all time for a very special, limited edition 7" release. We are beyond excited to present this work of art by a cultural icon, one of the best lyricists of all time, Grand Puba. This special edition vinyl release revisits one of Puba's most beloved classics "I Like It", reinvented with an 8 piece band, an acoustic version, featuring freshly re-spit verses by the rap legend himself, breathing new life into this crowd favourite.
Zenmenn, The - Enter The Zenmenn
Zenmenn, The
Enter The Zenmenn
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
21,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Returning with another debut album for 2021, Music From Memory are delighted to introduce a new band, The Zenmenn, with their first ever release ‘Enter The Zenmenn’. Whilst little about the band is made known, their work is described by writer Winton Rousseauas an “experiment in harmonic convergence emerging from a deep respect for cosmic symmetry and a resistance to the prevailing Zeitgeist.” ‘Enter The Zenmenn’ sounds as old as it sounds new, as organic as it is electric, as harmonic as it is rhythmic, and the album’s fusion of different palettes, colours, tempos, instruments and sources offer a harmonious balance and unity that already feels like the perfect soundtrack to a better world. In a time of what they see as spiritual neglect, it offers a “human kind of stillness” through the “dualistic fusions of complexity and simplicity, mystery and clarity and East and West”. Mfm054 will be released in LP and digital format, comes with artwork by Bráulio Amado, and is expected to be out on April 12th 2021.
Heike Tittmann - Wie Ein Baum Will Ich Sein
Heike Tittmann
Wie Ein Baum Will Ich Sein
12" | 2021 | EU | Original (Miss You)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Beautifully produced German Disco release with an environmental edge. Originally released in 1979 on a Contemporary Christian Music Label called Lord, this rarity is remastered and brought back to life with a respectful extended, previously unreleased, edit.
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra - Promises Indie Exclusive 180g Vinyl Edition
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra
Promises Indie Exclusive 180g Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Luaka Bop)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 20.08.2021
Sam: Pharoah...
Pharoah: Huh...?
Sam: Were you asleep? I’m sorry...
Pharoah: No no... I was listening... and dreaming... and listening to music
in my head...
Sam: Oh wow... sorry.
Pharoah: Many times, people think I might be asleep... but in fact, I am just
listening to music in my head. I’m always listening... to the sounds around
me... and playing, in my mind... and sometimes I dream.
Sam: What were you dreaming about?
Pharoah: I’m on a ship. In the ocean. Bears coming around smoking cigars.
The bears are singing, ‘We have the music. We have what you’re looking for.’
* * *
Pharoah: How you like that take, Sam?
Sam: It’s cool. I think the bit in the middle, where it stops again...I think
you can hear...We were both kind of confused. I like it as well because it
sounds like two musicians that are trying to guide each other.
Pharoah: I think that’s it right there. It came out different. It came out good
though.
Sam: You happy?
Pharoah: Yeah, I’m cool with it.
Sam: Okay. Yeah, I think your playing is beautiful.
Piper - Summer Breeze Blue Vinyl Edition
Piper
Summer Breeze Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 1983 | US | Reissue (Ship To Shore)
26,99 €*
Release:1983 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Hard-to-find on vinyl since its original pressing in Japan, 1983, Ship to Shore PhonoCo. is proud to present our release of Piper’s much-loved LP SUMMER BREEZE.

Lie back and allow the smooth warming embrace of the music take you to a care-free land of grooves and synth-pop funk, where the sand is soft and the sea gently laps at your toes. Lick your lips and you’ll swear you can taste the salty sea air!
Henryk Debich - Monika / Zabawa W Ciemnosci HHV Exclusive Yellow Vinyl Edition
Henryk Debich
Monika / Zabawa W Ciemnosci HHV Exclusive Yellow Vinyl Edition
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Astigmatic)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 23.07.2021
HHV exclusive edition on yellow vinyl, limited to 500 copies. 300 copies available at HHV and 200 copies available at Astigmatic Records.

In the seventies, the Polish Radio and Television Orchestra in Łódź, despite over twenty years of experience, was rediscovering itself and sounding more modern and interesting with each successive year. Depending on the piece, forty to seventy people were taking part in it! The orchestra efficiently moved between funk and disco genres, touching on illustrative music or jazz. Despite the huge amount of recorded songs from this period, only a handful of them was published in 1975 on the album "String Beat". Moreover, the achievements of Henryk Debich and the Polish Radio and Television Orchestra from 1978 were recently released by the GAD Records label on the album "City". The rest of the recordings are still waiting to be discovered.

That is why Astigmatic Records will present not only an LP full of groove, pulsating drums, powerful brass sections and unconventional, previously unpublished compositions but also two seven-inch vinyl. Before the LP will be released, "Closeup", a limited seven-inch disc will be available to warm up, a format that is inseparably associated with this genre. The album will include two previously unreleased songs "Monika" and "Fun in the dark", which will open an important year for Henryk Debich.

While closing the project, it turned out that 2021 will be a year of many anniversaries. On January 18, the legendary conductor, founder of the Lodz Polish Radio and Television Orchestra celebrated his 100th birthday. In July it will be the 20th anniversary since his passing. To these round anniversaries, it should also be added that Radio Łódź - which has been for almost half a century the second home to H. Debich, celebrates its 80th anniversary, while 30 years ago the Orchestra, which he led until the very end, was dissolved.
Tony Allen - There Is No End
Tony Allen
There Is No End
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Blue Note)
32,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 07.05.2021
The wisdom of Tony Allen's words was as deep as his grooves, and these two sentences, which announce the dozen songs that follow, truly capture the spirit of There is No End. Tony’s motivating concept and desire was to work with younger artists, and especially the new generation of rappers, and give them voice in a time of global turmoil when music has never been more important – not necessarily as a "weapon" for the future in the manner of Fela's violently political songs, but also as medicine to heal a fractured world today.



For all those who knew him, he was a deeply spiritual man whose life's mission was not just to create a new musical language, but to pass it on to subsequent generations. In thinking back on the incredible process of creating this album without Tony physically present to guide him, producer Vincent Taeger remarked that his friend and mentor "was a teacher without speaking... a drummer and a guardian, with a great artistic vision and that vision filled the songs even after he had left us." Ben Okri, like everyone else involved in this valedictory album, had a very similar experience, declaring in awe that "this man could have lived another 150 years and kept creating new worlds. He had become the master shaman of his art. He knew himself and his mind. He wanted the album to be open to the energies of a new generation... but like a great mathematician or scientist who found a code of for a new world, with just a few beats, he created this extraordinary canvas." Featured artists include Skepta, Sampa The Great, Lava La Rue, Danny Brown, Damon Albarn and many others
GoGo Penguin - GGP/RMX Red & Blue Vinyl Edition
GoGo Penguin
GGP/RMX Red & Blue Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Blue Note)
28,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 07.05.2021
Cooked up in the Blue Note Lab, RMX presents last year’s band-defining masterpiece, GoGo Penguin, re-imagined through the filter of some of the world’s finest producers and remixers.

For RMX the idea was both simple and inspired; commission a remix of every track from last year’s album and present a total re-imagination of the record, a remix, or as the band title it, a RMX.

In the end they went one better; with a remix of every track (and two of one) plus a remix of the track Petit_a, which was originally released only in Japan before surfacing on their Live from Studio 2 digital EP.

The idea behind RMX was also the catalyst for a remarkably inspired collaboration. The Manchester trio's music has always drawn heavily on electronica (alongside jazz, indie and classical influences) and so commissioning ten of their favourite artists to rework their music made perfect sense - and the results are spectacular. One of the very best remix projects you will hear anywhere.

Amongst the many highlights are Squarepusher’s thumping remix of F Maj Pixie, alongside Japanese producers Cornelius and Yosi creating sublime new landscapes with the band’s music on Kora and Embers. James Holden assembles an epic synth odyssey around Totem and Portico Quartet produce a sympathetic reworking of Don’t Go. Band faves Clark and Nathan Fake produce inimitable reworkings as does noted French producer Rone. While American producer Machine Drum turns Atomised into dance floor friendly ‘belter’ which is also the first single. Finally, the band have not forgotten their hometown - Manchester is well represented, with remixes from elder statesman and dance music legend Graham Massey (808 state) and new discovery Shunya, whose enigmatic reworking of To The Nth almost steals the record.
9th Creation, The - Bubble Gum / Rule Of Minds
9th Creation, The
Bubble Gum / Rule Of Minds
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Dynamite Cuts)
16,14 €* 16,99 € -5%
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dynamite Cuts 45s series is proud to release two Funk n Soul super-sassy, sexy Killers by 9th Creation both taken from the mega rare LP “Bubble Gum”.

Both tracks are first time on 7” vinyl “Bubble Gum” b/w “Rule of mind” Massive hip-hop samples and rare-groove club tracks. This release will be in two parts black vinyl x500 and a limited x150 numbered Orange vinyl

A – “Bubble Gum” – Hip Hop; sexy, dirty funk, classic rare groove. Just the Real Thang….genius track. Sampled by ‘Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’; also, by ‘Artefacts’

B – “Rule Of Minds” – Mid-tempo funk n soul groove, with soulful vocals, and a classic sample. What more do you need for First time on 45?Sampled by 3rd Base; Black Moon and The Alchemist
Voilaaa - Voiciii
Voilaaa
Voiciii
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Favorite)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents Voiciii, the 3rd and new album by Voilaaa, an immersive dip into its Afro-Disco universe spread across 14 tracks. Needless to say you’ll find in this new LP all the ingredients that made him famous: strong dancefloor-friendly festive bangers, irresistible funky arrangements and an undeniable sense of humor and irony. Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart, behind Voilaaa, is as often surrounded by amazing vocal featurings from previous LP’s regulars (Pat Kalla, Lass) but also new voices you may already have heard on its recent EPs (David Walters, Rama Traore, Ayuune Suule), as well as the saxophonist Boris Pokora. The LP is also an occasion to pay tributes to major artists of the African sound, such as Fela Kuti (on “Water No Get Enemy”), or Manu Dibango (“Manu Écoute Ça” and “Tenor Jam For Manu”). Since the release of Voilaaa’s previous LP’s Des Promesses and On Te L’Avait Dit and their massive international support, the Voilaaa Soundsystem did travel through the world to deliver its message of infectious joy and groove, from Equator to Thailand, from Kazakhstan to the infamous French “Fête de l’Huma”. Now you know: Voilaaa is everywhere and Voiciii (“here it is”) their new album.
Soul Jazz Records presents - Cuba: Music And Revolution 1975-85 (Compiled By Gilles Peterson & Stuart Baker)
Soul Jazz Records presents
Cuba: Music And Revolution 1975-85 (Compiled By Gilles Peterson & Stuart Baker)
3LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
27,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1 is a new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that explores the many new styles that emerged in Cuba in the 1970s as Jazz, Funk, Brazilian Tropicalia and even Disco mixed together with Latin and Salsa on the island as Cuban artists experimented with new musical forms created in the unique socialist state. The music on this album features legendary Cuban groups such as Irakere, Los Van Van and Pablo Milanés as well as a host of lesser known artists such as the radical Grupo De Experimentación, Juan Pablo Torres and Algo Nuevo, Grupo Monumental and Orquesta Ritmo Oriental, groups whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba owing to the now 60-year old US trade embargo which remains in place today and which prevents trade with Cuba - and thus most Cuban records were only ever available in Cuba or in ex-Soviet Union states. The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s - who were all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms that reflected both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music - and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album has never been heard outside of Cuba. Cuba: Music and Revolution is the third book that Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have collaborated on together and follows on from their two earlier critically acclaimed books, Freedom, Rhythm and Sound (Revolutionary Jazz Music in the 1960s and 1970s) and Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s, both of which also had related album releases on Soul Jazz Records.
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Joao Donato Green Vinyl Edition
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Joao Donato Green Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
29,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 04.06.2021
Where’s João Donato? It’s a frequently asked question, referring simultaneously to the physical location and the musical moment he inhabits. A sampling of some of his more descriptive song titles suggests Donato’s comfort with musical hybrids: “Bluchanga,” “Sambolero,” and “Sambongo,” to name just a few. Lacking a name for his style of music, Donato’s is a distinct sound, immediately recognizable from the first few bars of any of his compositions. He was funky back when “funk” was a bad word (listen to either of his 1960s Brazilian LPs for proof). His compositions are deceptively simple, while his arrangements are harmonically complex, resulting in songs that are seemingly childlike, yet reveal their intricate details upon repeat listening.

João Donato was born in 1934 and spent his early years completely landlocked in the Amazon wilderness of Acre, a state that borders Peru and Bolivia. By eight, he was playing accordion and even wrote his first song, “Indio Perdido,” which he would later re-record as “Lugar Comum” thirty-three years later with lyrics courtesy of tropialist pop star, Gilberto Gil. Donato’s family moved to Rio de Janeiro when he was sixteen and he started hanging out with other jazz-obsessed teenagers in the suburbs of Rio. By 1958, at the age of twenty-four, Donato was one of the most respected musicians in Rio, but what he wanted to play was not what local audiences wanted to hear, so he spent the next 15 years bouncing between Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. Upon his return in 1973, he’d been forgotten by the general public, but had become a legend to a younger generation of musicians, including: Marcos Valle, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa & Gilberto Gil.

João Donato deserves a place among the legends of Brazilian music, alongside Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, Dorival Caymmi, Ary Barroso, and select few others, yet his erratic career and experimentation with different music genres make him a challenge to classify. Asked how he would describe his own work, he says, “It’s my style of music, the way I think about [music]. I don’t even think about it, it’s just the way I do things. I don’t know if it even has a name.” Donato has finally received long overdue accolades for his contributions to date. A archetypal “musician’s musician,” Donato’s stepped out of the shadows more in the past couple dates, recording at an unprecedented rate and collaborating with a variety of musicians, from Brazil and beyond, old and young. Still going strong over eighty years old, the late praise and recognition is in good company for a musician whom Claus Ogerman offered to arrange an album, whom Antonio Carlos Jobim called a genius, and whom no less than João Gilberto claims invented the bossa nova beat.
Jaubi - Satanic Nafs (With The Gaslamp Killer & Mophono Remix)
Jaubi
Satanic Nafs (With The Gaslamp Killer & Mophono Remix)
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Astigmatic)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
In Islamic philosophy, each person has an aspect of the Self called the “Nafs” which is divided into multiple layers. Every day, a person enters into a spiritual battlefield with their dark side, their lowly desires, and Satan. Satanic Nafs is thus the lowest level of the self, due the love of oneself and evil desires. Achieving spiritual transformation involves a constant struggle against the lower nature of the self (Satanic Nafs). This struggle led Jaubi to discover the complex Qur’anic and philosophical concept of “Nafs”, which became the major conceptual driving force behind the all-new and original music.

The spiritual journey began when London flautist/saxophonist Tenderlonious and Polish Pianist Marek Latarnik Pędziwiatr (EABS/Błoto), both amongst the torchbearers of the new European Jazz scene, visited Jaubi in Lahore, Pakistan during April 2019. The six musicians collectively poured their personal turmoil of experiencing death, divorce, unemployment, drug addiction and religious disaffiliation into the recording sessions that served as a spiritual path to transcendence and artistic purity.

‘Satanic Nafs’ serves as a teaser for Jaubi’s debut album entitled ‘Nafs At Peace’ which itself is a musical exploration of Qur’anic verses and Islamic philosophies through a prism of Spiritual/Modal Jazz, North Indian Classical Music and Hip-Hop. The Nafs journey is strengthened with remix on B side done by Los Angeles legends The Gaslamp Killer and Mophono. Single artwork was designed by Australian artist A.Kid, also known for his work with Brownswood Recordings.
Lorraine Johnson - The More I Get, The More I Want / Feed The Flame
Lorraine Johnson
The More I Get, The More I Want / Feed The Flame
12" | 1977 | UK | Reissue (Prelude)
12,99 €*
Release:1977 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Serious holy grail business on this rare 12-inch extended disco version of Lorraine Johnson - The More I Get, The More I Want on Prelude Records. Original copies of this promo-only cut will set you back £400+ and it doesn’t take a genius to work out why. Produced by Jesse Boyce and Moses Dillard and mixed by Rafael Charres the man behind the mixing desk for classics such as Rare Pleasure - Superfine Feeling and Keith Barrow - Turn Me Up, it’s a dream team cohort that created this Paradise Garage classic. Backed with equally enthralling, Boyce and Dillard produced, Francois K mixed ‘Feed The Flame’, also loved by the Garage dance floor.
Adrian Younge - The American Negro
Adrian Younge
The American Negro
2LP | 2021 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
32,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 07.05.2021
The American Negro is an unapologetic critique, detailing the systemic and malevolent psychology that afflicts people of color. This project dissects the chemistry behind blind racism, using music as the medium to restore dignity and self-worth to my people. It should be evident that any examination of black music is an examination of the relationship between black and white America. This relationship has shaped the cultural evolution of the world and its negative roots run deep into our psyche. Featuring various special guests performing over a deeply soulful, elaborate orchestration, The American Negro reinvents the black native tongue through this album and it’s attendant short film (TAN) and 4-part podcast (invisible Blackness). The American Negro - both as a collective experience and as individual expressions - is insightful, provocative and inspiring and should land at the center of our ongoing reckoning with race, racism and the writing of the next chapter of American history.
Khruangbin - Mordechai Black Vinyl Edition
Khruangbin
Mordechai Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Dead Oceans)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Khruangbin has always been multilingual, weaving far-flung musical languages like East Asian surf-rock, Persian funk, and Jamaican dub into mellifluous harmony. But on its third album, it's finally speaking out loud. Mordechai features vocals prominently on nearly every song, a first for the mostly instrumental band. It's a shift that rewards the risk, reorienting Khruangbin's transportive sound toward a new sense of emotional directness, without losing the spirit of nomadic wandering that's always defined it. And it all started with them coming home. By the summer of 2019, the Houston group_bassist Laura Lee Ochoa, guitarist Mark Speer, drummer DJ Johnson_had been on tour for nearly three-and-ahalf years, playing to audiences across North and South America, Europe, and southeast Asia behind its acclaimed albums The Universe Smiles Upon You and Con Todo El Mundo. They returned to their farmhouse studio in Burton, Texas, ready to begin work on their third album. But they were also determined to slow down, to take their time and luxuriate in building something together. Musically, the band's ever-restless ear saw it pulling reference points from Pakistan, Korea, and West Africa, incorporating strains of Indian chanting boxes and Congolese syncopated guitar. But more than anything, the album became a celebration of Houston, the eclectic city that had nurtured them, and a cultural nexus where you can check out country and zydeco, trap rap, or avant-garde opera on any given night. In those years away from home, Khruangbin's members often felt like they were swimming underwater, unsure of where they were going, or why they were going there. But Mordechai leads them gently back to the surface, allowing them to take a breath, look around, and find itself again. It is a snapshot taken along a larger journey_a moment all the more beautiful for its impermanence. And it's a memory to revisit again and again, speaking to us now more clearly than ever.
V.A. - Sampled Jazz
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Azymuth HHV Exclusive Tangerine Bone Splattered Vinyl Edition
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Azymuth HHV Exclusive Tangerine Bone Splattered Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
39,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jazz Is Dead and HHV present the whole Jazz Is Dead series by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad and their exciting guests exclusively on colored vinyl. Each volume will be limited to 300 customers. Only one per customer.
The mock up does not show the exact copy you will get. These records are handmade and each one is unique!

The fourth release from Jazz Is Dead records features Azymuth, one of the bands in Brazilian history, redefining Popular Brazilian Music. Having released almost 20 albums in their career, Azymuth proves to be a consistent source for an innovative mix of jazz, pop, MPB, and electronic music.

Composed and produced by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad and recorded in the Linear Labs analog studio.
El Michels Affair - Murkit Gem
El Michels Affair
Murkit Gem
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Big Crown)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
El Michels Affair Is Back With Another Two-Sider Picture Sleeve 7".The A Side, Murkit Gem, Taken From The Upcoming Album, Yeti Season, Is Another Pairing Of El Michels Affair's Unpredictable Brand Of Soul And The Lilting Vocals Of Piya Malik. From The Crack Of The First Snare This One Sinks Its Teeth In You. The Backing Music Simultaneously Has The Swag Of The Darker Side Of Wu Tang As Well As The Light Hearted Bounce Of A Cartoon Theme Song. Piya Malik's Vocals Dance All Over The Tune, Cementing Murkit Gem As An Unlikely But Undeniable "Get To The Dancefloor Now" Record.The B Side Cham Cham Is A Non Album Cut Exclusive To This 45. Again Ema Invites Piya Malik To The Microphone And She Shares Her Styled Storytelling Vocals. It Is The Vocal Version Of Perfect Harmony, Which Appears On Yeti Season Sans Vocals Picture Sleeve Art By The Legendary Ghanaian Artist, Mr Brew. Courtesy Of Deadly Prey Gallery, Chicago, Il.
Joel Holmes - Osmosis
Joel Holmes
Osmosis
12" | 2021 | EU | Original (Toy Tonics)
8,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Joel Holmes is a phenomenon that fits perfectly into the musical scenario of the next years. 35-year-old american jazz pianist and 4 times Grammy nominated. He was the musical director of Carl Craig’s Synthesizer ensemble as well as the keyboarder in legendary Grammy wining band of Roy Hargrove (the IT jazz artist from the late 1990ies, who later died.) Holmes is always hunting for the new, so he moved to Berlin a few years ago. Being interested in what’s happening in that new dance world. Similar to Jazzers from the 1970ies like Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones who turned into disco stars Joel, the jazzer wanted to connect with the new Berlin electronic scene. He succeeded, teamed up with upcoming London house kid Cody Currie and the Toy Tonics crew who is working on new sounds in Berlin that connect the organic and jazz musicians scene with the dance and house world. Developing a new style of Jazz-House… (that has nothing to do with sampled jazzy‘ house! If you know what we mean). Joel and Cody Currie released 2 EPs that had a good buzz mainly in the UK and USA. Big support from the Worldwide FM and BBC Radio world as well from tastemaker DJs such as Bradley Zero, Gilles Peterson and Masters at Work. While working on these EPs Joel created a kind of new jazz-dance universe around him in Berlin. He curates a bi-monthly jam session in an underground location where the crème de la crème of the international ex-pad -musician scene meet up. Joel became THE MAN to hang out when American musicians come to Berlin. Like when Erykah Badu was doing her Berlin gig in Berlin in 2019, after the show all the band moved to Joel’s place to have a legendary jam session. Yes, there is a lot of happening in the new Berlin Jazz meets Electronic scene. And Joel Holmes is in the center now. So it’s time for a Joel Holmes Solo EP.
Mr. K - Street Player / Get Up Get Into It Get Involved
Mr. K
Street Player / Get Up Get Into It Get Involved
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Most Excellent Unlimited)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
A pair of heavyweight DJ tools comprise Mr. K’s latest endeavor on 7-inch for Most Excellent Unlimited, major staples in his DJ sets now ready for wider deployment. Taking the lead spot is an intense percussion workout lifted from the middle and outro sections of Chicago’s anthem “Street Player.” The tune was written by David “Hawk” Wolinski of Rufus in collaboration with Chicago’s drummer Danny Seraphine, and originally showed up as the title track on a 1978 Rufus album. Chicago’s version the following year upped the ante considerably, with guest musicians of the caliber of Maynard Ferguson and Brazilian percussion maestro Airto Moreira, who shine in the segment Mr. K has worked over here. Harkening back to a well-loved NYC grey market 12-inch on the Rated X label which placed the percussion break at the beginning of the record, this new edit dispenses with the main body of the tune altogether, in the process leaving us with a gloriously lengthy, tension-building drum jam infused with Airto’s sparkling percussion, twisting unison horn lines and crisp claps. For the second side of this unofficial “Breakdown Edition” of the Mr. K series, it is back to the master and undisputed king of breakdowns, James Brown. Krivit, well known for working with the original multi tracks of "Give It Up Turn It Loose” (originally featured in the late ‘80s Polydor release In The Jungle Groove), along with “Funky Drummer” (arguably holding the title of the most sampled song in history!) An early hip-hop standard, “Get Up Get Into It Get Involved” is an equally important part of his DJ repertoire. Mr. K takes the powerful live version and provides DJs with an essential breakdown, build-up and lead-in to wherever they’d like to go next; leaving things at peak emotion with the choice to get back to the original James jam or into another groove altogether. Another sure-shot seven bound to find a place in DJs bags everywhere, and another high-quality remaster and pressing from Most Excellent Unlimited!
Guts - Straight From The Decks 2 Black Vinyl Edition
Guts
Straight From The Decks 2 Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Pura Vida Sounds)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Any DJ set tells you, unconsciously or not, about its author.

Through the record choices and the way they are organized, one can feel the DJ’s state of mind and find out a bit more about the musical deposit discovered that is being shared and dug through by him or her at the moment.

The appetite for diggin’, the quest for a novelty or a forgotten rarity is what makes a DJ set a true organic living matter constantly fueled although not always, unfortunately, respected.

Time stretching. Too many DJ’s made a pact with this diabolical creature. A true digital steamroller that runs over the rhythm to fix the tempo while leaving behind an agonizing drummer whose sole crime was to have been carried away by his energy and having moved forward the BPM. At the end, everything that gave charm and life to the track, its imperfections and the peculiar fact that it makes you dance faster towards its end… all these along with all the lively movements contained within the track are reduced to nothing.

My conception of music and DJ sets is the exact opposite. Since the first volume of Straight From The Decks, my DJ sets have been redesigned, refreshed and improved. However, there was no preexisting plan, they evolved naturally following my new desires. The famous core of my indispensable musical choices started to morph little by little into something different without losing sight of its center of gravity which remains undoubtedly afro-tropical.

No matter which track, its style and its origin, the quality of the music that is brought to my ears is always my sole and primary concern.

In this selection, you’ll find 7” vinyl records available to everyone sitting proudly next to some rarities found online and acquired through nerve-raking auctions battles. There are indeed exclusive remixes along with titles that until now were only available in their digital formats. Now for the first time they are available here in vinyl format. Obviously, if you have chosen the CD format, that precision doesn’t really matter… Sixteen titles which have become the heart of my sets throughout this past year. A heart which in a year will beat to a certainly different drum…

Pura Vida

Guts
Menahan Street Band - Exciting Sounds Of Menahan Street Band Black Vinyl Edition
Menahan Street Band
Exciting Sounds Of Menahan Street Band Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Daptone)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Menahan Street Band, a veritable supergroup of some of today's most prolific songwriters, arrangers, and producers return with this beat-forward, cinematic masterpiece.

Their unique brand of instrumental soul has not only been the foundation for some of modern hip-hop's most successful beats, it has also become the perennial soundtrack and veritable vibe-generator for countless parties, art shows, and restaurants throughout NYC and abroad.

While this album carries the aesthetic torch that MSB has skillfully woven into the tapestry of their DNA, it also delves deeper into the experimental, exotic sounds that fill many of the coveted Sound Library and Soundtrack LPs of the late sixties and early seventies - an amalgamation of moog synths, electric pianos, drum machines, and a bevy of analog instrumentation, that ebb and flow in lush swells of Morriconian grandeur.
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Marcos Valle
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Marcos Valle
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The third release from Jazz Is Dead records is features Marcos Valle, one of the greatest and most important composers, arrangers, writers and performers in Brazilian history. A jack of all trades, Valle has produced works in many musical styles, including bossa nova, samba, and fusions of rock, soul, jazz, and more.

Composed and produced by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad and recorded in the Linear Labs analog studio.
Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat
Hiroshi Suzuki
Cat
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
26,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 30.07.2021
We Release Jazz is ecstatic (purrrr!) to announce the official reissue of Hiroshi Suzuki’s glorious jazz-fusion-funk Holy Grail Cat (originally released in 1976), sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180 gram vinyl mastered at half speed for full audiophile sound, as well as on digipack CD. Both versions come with liner notes by Teruo Isono. Cat was recorded in October 1975 at at Nippon Columbia Studio, while Hiroshi Suzuki was visiting his home country of Japan after moving to Las Vegas in 1971 to play with Buddy Rich and perfect his craft. Back on his old stomping grounds, the man known as Neko (Cat) immediately reunited with his dear friends for an epic two day session of groove magic. The chemistry was still intact. The skills and style had grown. The result, Cat, is a smooth masterpiece, a deep and soulful affair where stunning trombone solos by Hiroshi Suzuki flirt with Takeru Muraoka’s heavenly saxophone and the sensual rhythm section of Hiromasa Suzuki (keyboards), Kunimitsu Inaba (bass), and Akira Ishikawa (drums). Celebrated in jazz collectors circles, in the lofi beat scene, and among music diggers around the world, Cat has become one of the most sought-after Japanese jazz albums of all time and, much like Ryo Fukui’s Scenery, has fascinated old and young generations alike.
Smoove - Resense 054
Smoove
Resense 054
7" | 2021 | UK | Original (Agogo)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 28.05.2021
Smoove is a pleasant guest of Oonops' show on Brooklyn Radio. He joined his series with one of his most popular edits in a reworked and remastered version for this glorious 7" single. on the flip you'll find the bonus dub version.
V.A. - Funky Nuggets Spinning Volume 1 (Rare Grooves From Brazil)
V.A.
Funky Nuggets Spinning Volume 1 (Rare Grooves From Brazil)
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Got It!)
19,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
First volume in this up & coming series showcasing the talent of cultish rhyme maker, latin funk pioneers and soul poets. A precious dj tool and a spectacular selection all in all. Can you dig it ?
José Carlos Schwarz & Le Cobiana Djazz - Lua Ki Di Nos
José Carlos Schwarz & Le Cobiana Djazz
Lua Ki Di Nos
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Hot Mule)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In the beginning of the 1970’s, Guinea-Bissau was a country broken up into many ethnic groups and at the heart of a war for independence.
By reviving traditional musical genres as Gumbé and singing in guinean Kriol, José Carlos Schwarz & Cobiana Djazz established an immediate affective bond with their audiences. Through its music and the politically engaged spirit of its lyrics, the band played a significant role in shaping the social and political consciousness of the masses.
Besides influencing local bands like Super Mama Djombo and giving back a deep sense of cultural identity to bissau-guineans.
The explosive birth of Cobiana Djazz brought about other kinds of detonation. Schwarz became involved in urban guerilla activities which resulted in several bombings in the centre of Bissau, leading to his imprisonment and torture. He remained in lockup for a total period of about 2 years, between 1972 and 1974.
The process of decolonisation, in the wake of the Portuguese revolution of 25 April 1974, led to the recognition, during the same year, of the sovereign nation of Guinea-Bissau.
Schwarz, a key figure in the fight for independence, played an important part in the transition to the democratic regime, profiting from his popularity as an artist. Soon, his criticism (underscoring opportunism and irresponsibility in high places) became a thorn in the side of the political elite. Uneasy with the disquieting effects of his work, government officials effectively separated the author from his supporters by assigning him to the embassy in Havana.
José Carlos Schwarz met a tragic and untimely death at the age of 27, when his plane crashed on arrival at Cuba's José Martí International Airport, on May 271th 1977.
Hailed by african giants like Orchestra Baobab, Letta Mbulu or Miriam Makeba (with whom he recorded his first and only solo album), “Zé Carlos” and his poetry won a lasting position in the annals of Guinea-Bissau. However, this collection of songs remains unjustifiably unknown outside the country and its diasporas.
We are proud to offer, in close collaboration with the Schwarz family, this first official reissue on vinyl.
Remastered and pressed on heavyweight vinyl.
V.A. - Aor Global Sounds Volume 5 1977-1984 Selected By Charles Maurice
V.A.
Aor Global Sounds Volume 5 1977-1984 Selected By Charles Maurice
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Favorite)
21,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice proudly present the 5th edition of the AOR Global Sounds compilations series: 8 rare and hidden tracks, produced between 1977 and 1984 in various parts of the world. Started in 2015, the AOR Global Sounds series was born from the will of Charles Maurice (aka Pascal Rioux) to share his longtime love for the AOR and WestCoast movement and highlight its influence for many artists in the late 70s and early 80s. In this 5th volume, he selected again highly forgotten productions, deeply infused with Disco and Soul flavors. Half of the compilation’s tracklist is naturally coming from the US, homeland of this music style, while the other half is made of productions from all over the globe, from France or United Kingdom to Venezuela. And for most of these beautiful songs, it came from artists and bands rather unknown and often released as private press. Often, these records will have a special story, sometimes they’re just part of the universal quest of finding true love. Nonetheless, they all carry a wide range of emotions magnified by the music. For example, “Don’t Take It Away” by Westside is as a love song about a new relationship, recorded in Minnesota and mastered on Sunset Bld. (Hollywood) by Bernie Grundman, who worked on Thriller – funny thing, the original LP is a picture-disc, which was still quite rare back in the days because the singer saw one from Mickael Jackson when visiting the studio. “Til’ Mornin’ Comes”, the only release by The Ferry Brothers, is also a love song, recorded in NYC with notably Gwen Guthrie, Vivian Cherry & Patti Austin singing as backup vocalists. On “What Its Meant To Me”, Jonathon Hansen remembers with emotion the good times spent with the members of his band including the vocalist he was in love with. On “J’Irai Squatter Ton Cœur”, Didier Makaga better-known as a French Boogie & Pop singer, arranger & composer, sings a charming declaration of love on a heavy and groovy eighties production. “You Never Know” by Rhapsody, recorded in Connecticut, sounds more like an East coast fusion of Soul and Jazz-Funk à la James Mason. “What You Do To Me” by Sugar Cane was highlighted on a Pittsburgh Rock Radio compilation: listening to this smooth ballad with its amazing Moog synth break will lift your soul. “Kailua” by Venezuelan Jazz-Funk band Esperanto, is a song about Hawaii which evocates bucolic dreamy nights facing the ocean, a typical AOR vibe. Finally, “I Need You” from Mark Williamson is a blue-eyed soul UK groover ending on a fouron-the-floor climax! And we could detail stories but our guessing is the best way to learn more about all these gems is to listen to the compilation, fully remastered from originals, and whether your preference is for vinyl or CD formats.
Menahan Street Band - The Exciting Sounds Of Menahan Street Band Colored Vinyl Edition
Menahan Street Band
The Exciting Sounds Of Menahan Street Band Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Daptone)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Menahan Street Band, a veritable supergroup of some of today's most prolific songwriters, arrangers, and producers return with this beat-forward, cinematic masterpiece.

Their unique brand of instrumental soul has not only been the foundation for some of modern hip-hop's most successful beats, it has also become the perennial soundtrack and veritable vibe-generator for countless parties, art shows, and restaurants throughout NYC and abroad.

While this album carries the aesthetic torch that MSB has skillfully woven into the tapestry of their DNA, it also delves deeper into the experimental, exotic sounds that fill many of the coveted Sound Library and Soundtrack LPs of the late sixties and early seventies - an amalgamation of moog synths, electric pianos, drum machines, and a bevy of analog instrumentation, that ebb and flow in lush swells of Morriconian grandeur.
Hamburg Spinners (Carsten Erobique Meyer, David Nesselhauf, Dennis Rux, Lucas Kochbeck) - Skorpion Im Stiefel Black Vinyl Edition
Chemise - She Can't Love You Purple Disco Machine Edit Pink Vinyl Edition
Chemise
She Can't Love You Purple Disco Machine Edit Pink Vinyl Edition
12" | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Unidisc)
14,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 14.05.2021
Chemise's 1982 boogie classic 'She Can't Love You' is back on repress as part of Unidisc's 40th anniversary series of releases. Backed with an exclusive new Purple Disco Machine re-edit as well as the original dub and the killer 1986 Marc Hartman remix, this is the complete package! Lovingly pressed onto eye-catching pink wax and featuring the OG Emergency Records labels artwork, this is one essential that no record collection should be without. An essential release for all disco / boogie heads, officially reissued and remixed by the Unidisc / Emergency records family, fresh for 2021.
Don Cherry - Om Shanti Om HHV Exclusive Green Vinyl Edition
Don Cherry
Om Shanti Om HHV Exclusive Green Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Black Sweat)
23,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Exclusive Edition on Limited Green Vinyl. Only available at hhv.de in Germany and SoundOhm in Italy.

An amazing document of the life experiment that was the Organic Music Society. This super quality audio, recorded by RAI (the italian public broadcasting company) in 1976 for television, documents a quartet concert focused on vocals compositions and improvisations. Here, Don Cherry and his family-community’s musical belief emerges in its simplicity, with the desire to merge the knowledge and stimuli gained during numerous travels across the World in a single sound experience. Don's pocket-trumpet is melted with the beats of the great Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, the Italian guitar of Gian Piero Pramaggiore, and the tanpura drone of Moki. A pure hippie aesthetic, like in an intimate ceremony, filters a magical encounter between Eastern and Western civiliziations, offering different suggestions of sound mysticism: natural acoustics in which individual instruments and voices are part of a wider pan-tribal consciousness. A desert Western landscape marries Asian and Latin atmospheres. Indigenous contributions with berimbau explorations find fossil sounds of rattles and clap-hands invocations. Influences of Indian mantra singing are combined with eternal African voices or with folkish-Latin guitar rhythms , while flute and drums evoke distant dances. In the Organic Music everything becomes an act of devotion and love, an ecstatic dwell in the dimension of a sacred free-rejoice.
J.Rocc - Funky President Edits Volume 8
J.Rocc
Funky President Edits Volume 8
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Beat Junkie Sound)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another winner from J Rocc. This single includes a classic take on Atcq classic “Luck of Lucien”. A track that has never been available as an instrumental. The B-Side titled “Sweat Break” is one for the dance floors. The original track was played in various sets by Legendary DJ Ron Hardy. J Rocc found out the original and made an edit similar to the one that was heard at the Warehouse. Both tracks have been tried and tested on the dance floor and are guaranteed to be a winner.
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Marcos Valle HHV Exclusive Canary Yellow Bone Splattered Vinyl Edition
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Marcos Valle HHV Exclusive Canary Yellow Bone Splattered Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
29,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jazz Is Dead and HHV present the whole Jazz Is Dead series by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad and their exciting guests exclusively on colored vinyl. Each volume will be limited to 300 customers. Only one per customer.
The mock up does not show the exact copy you will get. These records are handmade and each one is unique!

The third release from Jazz Is Dead records is features Marcos Valle, one of the greatest and most important composers, arrangers, writers and performers in Brazilian history. A jack of all trades, Valle has produced works in many musical styles, including bossa nova, samba, and fusions of rock, soul, jazz, and more.

Composed and produced by Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad and recorded in the Linear Labs analog studio.
Sons Of Kemet - Black To The Future
Sons Of Kemet
Black To The Future
2LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Impulse!)
33,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 14.05.2021
Sons of Kemet returns in 2021 with their new album Black To The Future. The follow up to 2018’s Mercury Prize nominated breakout release Your Queen Is A Reptile. This is their 4th record, and 2nd on impulse! Compared with ”Your Queen is a Reptile”, this album has featured vocalists and more of an emphasis on fuller compositions and arrangements. Guest artists include Kojey Radical, Moor Mother, Angel Bat Dawid, Joshua Idehen, D Double E.
Monophonics - It's Only Us
Monophonics
It's Only Us
7" | 2021 | US | Original (Colemine)
8,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
"It's Only Us" Is The Sound Of Monophonics Continuing To Grow As Songwriters, Musicians, Performers And People _ Reflecting On Where They've Been, And Pushing The Boundaries Of What's Possible In The Years To Come. The Title Track From Their Most Recent Album Is Arguably The Song That Epitomizes The Album's Sonic Palette Best: Soulful, Psychedelic, And Looking Forward. It Is Now Available As A 7-Inch Single. Including A Bonusb-Side Titled "Get The Gold".
Portico Quartet / Hania Rani - Remix EP
Portico Quartet / Hania Rani
Remix EP
12" | 2021 | UK | Original (Gondwana)
12,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Portico Quartet / Hania Rani brings the singular Polish pianist and composer, Hania Rani, and East-London based widescreen minimalists, Portico Quartet, together for a unique collaboration.

Label mates, they met when Hania Rani performed at the Gondwana 10 event at the Roundhouse in October 2018, an event that Portico Quartet headlined and which marked Rani's UK debut ahead of the release of her breakthrough album, Esja.

The idea was simple, each artist would select and then rework one of each other's tunes. The result is a beautiful collaborative work that feel less like a pair of straight forward remixes and more like a new recording that brings the two acts distinctive sound worlds to a new place.

The first track is Hania Rani - Nest (Portico Quartet remix), which finds Portico Quartet reworking a track from Rani's most recent album Home. Portico Quartet saxophonist and keyboardist Jack Wyllie says:

'We've been fans of Hania since her first album album Esja, so it was a pleasure to get to work with her. Our remix took fragments of her voice and piano, and from that we extrapolated and composed an almost entirely new piece of music. The result was (hopefully) that her sound world became another instrument in the band…'

On the flip is Portico Quartet – With, Besides, Against (Hania Rani remix), which Rani recrafts with the addition of piano and her own unique vocals.

"Imagine being asked to make a remix for one of your favourite bands? I felt excitement and… mild panic. The idea for this one little rework took me a couple of months! I chose the track With, Beside, Against, which is a beautiful peaceful and broad piece of music with an energetic movement in the middle part. I tried to add a vocal line to it, reminding me of one of Portico's tracks called "Steepless" from their album released back in 2011. The result turned out to be satisfying. I felt it worked really nicely, matching the music in a natural way"
Art Blakey - Moanin'
Art Blakey
Moanin'
LP | 1958 | EU | Reissue (Blue Note)
22,99 €*
Release:1958 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 21.05.2021
More than any other album in the canon of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, 1958’s Moanin’ — featuring the great drummer with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, pianist Bobby Timmons, and bassist Jymie Merritt —was the perfect crystallization of the band’s bluesy, soulful sound, and it still stands today as perhaps the most quintessential hard bop recording of all-time.

Originally self-titled, the album was later renamed Moanin’ due to the popularity of Timmons’ unforgettable opening track. The album also introduced several indelible Golson compositions that would become standards of the jazz songbook including “Along Came Betty” and “Blues March.”

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
Eddie Chacon - Pleasure, Joy And Happiness HHV Exclusive Unique Blue & White Swirl Vinyl Edition
Eddie Chacon
Pleasure, Joy And Happiness HHV Exclusive Unique Blue & White Swirl Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Day End)
32,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 16.07.2021
Limited to 300 copies on blue vinyl with white swirls. Each record is unique due to the handmade mix of the vinyl. Only at HHV.

Eddie Chacon experienced proper, peak-nineties acclaim in the soul duo Charles and Eddie: they scored a global No. 1 in 1992 with “Would I Lie To You,” appeared three times on Top of the Pops, and featured on soundtracks from True Romance to Super Mario Bros.. Their crooning style was clearly pop-ready, but undeniably reverent: the pair first met when Eddie noticed Charles carrying a vinyl copy of Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man” on a New York subway train.

By that time, Chacon had already been navigating music in interesting ways, all the way back to his teen garage rock band with the late Cliff Burton (Metallica) and Mike Bordin (Faith No More). In the late ’80s, he released a full-length on Uncle Luke from 2 Live Crew’s label and signed to Columbia as a solo act. He was a working artist, always popping up in unexpected places: through the course of his career, Chacon would write, sing, or produce ten Top 40 hits around the globe.

In the words of Mac DeMarco: “Eddie Chacon is planet earth’s number one musician. Yesterday, today, and forever.”

Years ago, Chacon retired from music for a second calling as a fashion photographer and creative director. In an interview at the time, he said, “I was fortunate to have a 35-year music career and felt that there wasn't that much more for me to say or achieve.” Very thankfully, that’s no longer the case. Private experiments, far from the major-label center he once frequented, began to feel urgent and new. “There’s nothing more exciting for me than getting to start from the beginning again,” he says today.

“Pleasure, Joy and Happiness” will be available July of 2020 on the boutique Los Angeles-based label Day End Records. This is a thoughtfully considered album of quiet, confident R&B: it doesn't jump out at you, but rather gets in you. Produced by John Carroll Kirby, the like-minded artist and collaborator with Frank Ocean and Solange Knowles, it features restrained percussion from Kanye West’s Sunday Service drummer Lamar Carter. Celestial soul as a break from chaos, these are quietly challenging songs as timeless as they are contemporary.

“What a rare and cool challenge it was for me to help Eddie re-emerge after a long hiatus,” says John Carroll Kirby. “I was excited to produce a record for him that captured the chill, laid-back wisdom and easy vocal mastery he has that you don’t see that much these days.”

Lead single “My Mind Is Out of Its Mind” finds a deep groove to try and contain spiraling heartbreak, while the sweet and wobbly “Trouble” balances the delightful near whisper of the title track “Pleasure, Joy and Happiness.” But even the project’s lightest moments feel sincere and mature. Altogether: a truly unifying release, coming from a man who's earned the right to share such a regal, romantic sound.

“I used to think to myself,” Chacon says, “if I ever make a record again, I’d want it to be a record you’d have to be my age to make.”
Sven Wunder - Eastern Flowers (Doğu Çiçekleri)
Sven Wunder
Eastern Flowers (Doğu Çiçekleri)
LP | 2019 | EU | Reissue (Piano Piano)
29,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
US issue of 2019’s "Doğu Çiçekleri”

This is the first stop on Sven Wunders musical journey. Wunder takes the listener somewhere around the easternmost part of the Mediterranean Sea, around the Levantine Sea, where he paints a colourful portrait and illustrates the regions flora through sound. The fruitage is a vivid bouquet where Wunder fuses colours and pigments by using traditional and modern instruments merged with arrangements and melodies that stretches from popular to folk music by portraying tulips, red roses, hibiscus, hyacinths, chamomile, magnolia, daisies etcetera. With both fine and thick brushes are these flowers being pictured in a both modern and classic idiom. The outcome is prismatic. It stands between Anatolian rock and European jazz-funk with ponderous drum patterns, groovy organs, far-out synthesizers, enchanting Saz and impetuous bass lines. Eastern Flowers sweeps through time and space and points towards the future. It could appeal both psych and prog listeners, folk or jazz aficionados and as well the gourmet hip hop connoisseurs.

Eastern Flowers is the US issue of 2019’s Docu Çiçekleri. This record is produced with financial support from the Swedish Arts Council.
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Roy Ayers
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Roy Ayers
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Jazz Is Dead)
29,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 07.05.2021
In February 2018, Roy Ayers performed four sold out shows in Los Angeles as part of the Jazz Is Dead Black History Month series. It wasn’t until 2020 that fans of Ayers discovered that in addition to those shows, the legendary vibraphone player had also recorded an entire album of new material with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.
Over the course of its eight original compositions, written collaboratively by Younge, Shaheed Muhammad & Ayers and recorded at Younge’s Linear Labs in Los Angeles, the resulting album sounds both like an unearthed an unreleased album from Ayers’ classic period in the 1970s (which produced the oft-sampled “Red, Black & Green,” “We Live In Brooklyn, Baby,” “Everybody Loves The Sunshine,” and “Running Away), as well as something startling, new and unexpected.
Joining Ayers, Younge & Shaheed Muhammad on this musical journey are drummer Greg Paul, vocalists Loren Oden, Joy Gilliam, Saudia Yasmein, Elgin Clark & Anitra Castleberry, as well as Phil Ranelin & Wendell Harrison of the legendary Spiritual Jazz label Tribe Records.
The 8 tracks on this album testify to the love not only of a legendary musician’s legacy, but to the vitality & necessity of this music and these sounds in the present era, a thread that will likely run throughout all of the upcoming releases from Jazz Is Dead Records.
Syndicate - Conveyance
Syndicate
Conveyance
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Mad About)
25,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
In Summer 1977, Syndicate band from Las Cruces, New Mexico, recorded and released this album "Conveyance". It is the only recording the band ever released. Super rare Latin Funk album from New Mexico with a killer cover of Curtis Mayfield and the Sisters Love masterpiece "Give Me Your Love".
Jo Ann Hamilton & The Kevin Fingier Collective - September / I Love Without A Love
Jo Ann Hamilton & The Kevin Fingier Collective
September / I Love Without A Love
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Acid Jazz)
10,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 28.05.2021
After the stunning successes of the two previous singles by The Kevin Fingier Collective, the Argentinian producer has discovered a new talent - Jo Ann Hamilton.
Charlie - Spacer Woman Reworked
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