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19 Gadi Pirms Sakuma - 19 Years Before The Beginning
19 Gadi Pirms Sakuma
19 Years Before The Beginning
LP | 1989 | EU | Reissue (Stroom)
23,99 €*
Release:1989 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
"Much like their contemporaries and collaborators NSRD, the music of 19 gadi pirms sākuma captures frustration with their own reality, and a playful drive to make up a new one." Latvia, late 80's
Armed Gang, The - All I Want HHV Exclusive Golden Vinyl Edition
Armed Gang, The
All I Want HHV Exclusive Golden Vinyl Edition
12" | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Espacial Discos)
18,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 20.12.2019
Killer disco-boogie-funk from 1982! Featuring Italo-Disco legend SANGY (Firefly) and co-produced by Tony Valor.
Originally released in the US on the Chaz Ro label with generic sleeve, here’s the first ever vinyl reissue with new artwork.
Armed Gang, The - Kenny Clairborne And The Armed Gang HHV Exclusive Golden Vinyl Edition
Armed Gang, The
Kenny Clairborne And The Armed Gang HHV Exclusive Golden Vinyl Edition
LP | 1983 | EU | Reissue (Espacial Discos)
21,99 €*
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 20.12.2019
Exclusive edition on golden vinyl limited to 100 copies worldwide. Only available through hhv.de

Armed Gand was a project created in Vicenza by famous Italo-disco producer/musician Maurizio Sangineto “Sangy” (Firefly, Creatures, etc), featuring keyboard wizard Flavio Botta plus three black american vocalists: Kenny Claiborne, Joe Beach and James Otis White Jr, who were army soldiers destined in Italy at the time (hence the “Armed Gang” name).
Their sole album was released in 1983 in Italy and Brazil on Sangy’s own label, Musix, and is now heavily sought-after by collectors and DJs.
“Offering an overdose of street funk - catchy and foxy - Armed Gang were going against the current trends that dominated the Italian disco scene at that time. Moving away from the crescent influence of British synth-pop as well as from the ubiquitous shadow of the Nile Rodgers sound – both essential to Italo Disco – they opted for a sound closer to boogie, a genre that was getting bigger & bigger in the USA. This formula crystallized in several unique gems that will always be part of the history of European black music, like “Funky Fever” (a P-Funk ode to cannabis) and delicious disco anthems (“Are You Ready” or “You”), that, without any doubt, should have deserved more recognition from radio stations and European audiences at the time.” – Gonzalo Oya
Arp Frique & Erik (Keysie) Ritfeld - Improvised Suites For Analog Machines
Arp Frique & Erik (Keysie) Ritfeld
Improvised Suites For Analog Machines
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Colorful World)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
“Improvised Suites For Analog Machines”, an improvised tribute to some of the most influential synthesizers of the 70s and 80s, performed and composed together with another Colorful World Family-member, keyboardist Erik “Keysie” Ritfeld.
Arthur Verocai - No Voo Do Urubu
Arthur Verocai
No Voo Do Urubu
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Kissing Fish)
35,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 20.12.2019
Brazilian composer, guitarist and conductor Arthur Verocai is generally considered one of the biggest geniuses of Brazilian music, but when it comes to albums released under his own name there has simply never been enough to go around. His self-titled 1972 debut album is a staple here at Rush Hour - an album that's been played at the store so often you'd be hard-pressed to find a member of the Rush Hour crew that doesn't know it by heart - but apart from a Brazil-only early 2000s CD release, a beautiful 2007 comeback album on Far Out and a live show registration on Mochilla you'd have to resort to albums by Ivan Lins, Jorge Ben, Elizeth Cardoso, Gal Costa and Marcos Valle to hear more of the maestro's magic orchestrations, though even those albums always leave you wanting more Verocai. Imagine how happy we were when we heard that his latest album, 2016's beautiful 'No Voo do Urubu', was finally given a proper vinyl issue after almost three years. 'No Voo do Urubu' is a glorious album that's up there with Verocai's best work, steeped in the deepest of Brazilian traditions, but without ever losing track of what's happening now, since Arthur Verocai has never been one to be stuck in the past. It's an attitude that's best examplified by the title track, a breathtaking Verocai symphony that morphs into a funky samba tune that has Seu Jorge singing over a firm wall of fully orchestrated goodness, before plunging into the melancholic tristeza of 'O Tempo e o Vento' and the soothing bossa of 'Oh! Juliana!'. The horn section slowly takes over on 'Minha Terra tem Palmeiras' and the slick modern samba soul track 'A Outra', after which the maestro starts experimenting with understated hiphop beats on 'Cigana'. 'O Tambor' is a favorite among favorites here - a slow burning but hard hitting samba funk tune loosely built around Criolo's swirling vocals, followed by the spacious downtempo bossa jazz of 'Snake Eyes', the driving jazzfunk instrumental 'Na Malandragem' and the bittersweet pocket symphony finale 'Desabrochando'. 'No Voo do Urubu' is everything any Verocai fan could wish for and more (RO).
Benny The Butcher - The Plugs I Met Extended Edition
Benny The Butcher
The Plugs I Met Extended Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Next)
27,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
FEATURES AN EXCLUSIVE EMBOSSED COVER, PLUS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED INSTRUMENTALS
FEATURING: PUSHA T, BLACK THOUGHT, JADAKISS, CONWAY THE MACHINE, RJ PAYNE AND MORE PLUS BEATS BY: ALCHEMIST, DARINGER, DJ SHAY AND MORE

Griselda Records' own Benny The Butcher released his Tana Talk 3 project in the winter of 2018, the album was produced entirely by Griselda mainstay Daringer and Alchemist and included appearances from his Griselda/Shady Records label-mates Westside Gunn and Conway and Royce 5’9” and Meyhem Lauren.

Tana Talk 3 peaked at #4 on Apple’s Hip-Hop chart upon its release and was a mainstay on the charts for months after. Commercial success aside, the album also resulted in tremendous critical acclaim, as it was included in “Best of 2018” lists from Pitchfork, Complex & HipHopWired which crowned Tana Talk 3 as its favorite album of 2018 and a nod from Complex as one of its 20 Rappers to watch for 2019.

For further proof Benny’s star is on the rise, he was one of a select few artists to be invited by J. Cole to participate in the recording sessions for Dreamville’s forthcoming Revenge Of The Dreamers III compilation and he recently made “Headlines” alongside his Griselda brethren Westside Gunn and Conway guesting on DJ Premier’s new single.

The Plugs I Met, which was released on compact disc in late July, features collaborations with Pusha T, Jadakiss, Conway, RJ Payne, Alchemist and Daringer. Benny also released the projects first single, “18 Wheeler,” which features Pusha T. Now under the management of Roc Nation, The Plugs I Met is further proof that the future is now for Benny The Butcher.

“The anticipation for this project is crazy. I came out with Tana Talk 3 and it’s a classic and everybody wants to see what I am going to do next. People are on my dick, you can bet that. It’s like they are pitting me against myself” Benny exclaimed to Complex. “People are waiting to see if I will fail, or if I will succeed. Trust me, I delivered with The Plugs I Met; I took my time with it. It’s fucking crazy!"
Bufiman - Albumsi
Bufiman
Albumsi
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Dekmantel)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 21.02.2020
“Welcome / to my galaxy / of snare drum samples / full of emotions”

The year is 2019, and Jan Schulte is spelling out his vision in simple terms. Within the first few of Albumsi’s hour-plus runtime, our host lays out the mat, and welcomes us to the ‘Galaxy’, just as he welcomed us to ‘Zum Paradies’ on Instrumentalmusik von der Mitte der World. There, he donned a Wolf Müller mask. Here it is nom de doof, Bufiman. The directive is clear: buckle up, as this trip advisor for countless left-of-the-dial dancers and deep thinkers alike is back in the hot seat.

True to his word, the first thing that hits is the drums. Across the album are samples that Bufiman has been collecting since he was a mere Bufiboy. Recordings culled from market stalls 20+ years ago and song sketches that lay dormant since 2006 get a facelift at the Wolf Müller Flanger Studio and walk into the world as finished articles. A proggy tribute to funk classic ‘Blow Your Head’ takes this updating job most directly, transporting Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s to the fringes of a Frankfurt rave with a decanter of spiked punch, doin’ the worm through a space-time wormhole as they go.

Sometimes those drums jive away steadily, and sometimes they boom and bap right under your nose (and in the middle of the LP, they are barely present at all). Live instrumentation and digitised rat-a-tat link like brothers in arms. What might Mantronix sound like if they were from North Sentinel Island instead of New York City? Albumsi could be the answer.

This is the first record Bufiman has since leaving his day job of 11 years. It is the first made after touring and exploring some of the furthermost pockets of the globe – something that left a naturally great and greatly natural impression on him. A switch was flipped, he says, once he realised he could finally paint these pictures without pressure: “For the first time in my life I suddenly had a studio, a bit of gear and 3-4 days of time every week at once. Before I might have had one or two of these components, but never all at once.”

The resultant Albumsi is the most accurate measure of the ‘man to date. Thick waves of bass lap up at an exotic shoreline of greenery and indistinct birdsong. Tunes swell, ebb, crest and recede over 6, 8, 13 minutes at a time. Are we in Goa or Grafenburg? Rasping synthesisers taking off on ‘Well, Traumhaft’ and SFX like suction cups on ‘Hoolock Rock’ suggest the latter. But then, listen to the ecosystem of competing animal voices on ‘Apo-Calypso’ or the marriage of hand drums and wavering lead on ‘Pantasy’, and it’s impossible to be sure.

As ever, our host does not toil in studio solitude. Master mastering engineer Carsten Dämbkes brings the hi-def best out of the dense thicket of grooves. Close collaborators and friends like Niklas Rehme-Schlüter (Cass.), Lucas Croon, Nikolai Szymanski (Airchina), Alexander Dorn (Credit 00), Gregor Darman & Aki Vierboom (Phaser Boys), Sara Dudzinski Rodriguez and Florian Van Volxem variously add tweaks to the kit and compliments to the overall product.

Truly however, Albumsi begins and ends in the galaxy of Bufiman. With feet in the forests and head in the night sky, one arm pulling samples from the past and another jutting fingers into the future, the album is a rich stew of sounds, mantras and motifs and that have been simmering inside for a long, long time.
Cosmo Vitelli - Holiday In Panikstrasse Part 2
Cosmo Vitelli
Holiday In Panikstrasse Part 2
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Malka Tuti)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
After the major success of Part 1, Cosmo Vitelli & Malka Tuti are presenting Holiday in Panikstrasse Part 2, the 2nd and final part of Cosmo’s 2XLP on the label. After collaborating with Fantastic Twins on Part 1, the amazing Julienne Dessagne’s vocals are back on Part 2 as well for the opening track Fragments of Reality. Another collaboration on the record is with Croatian singer and vocalist Tanja Vezic, whom we’ve already seen collaborating with Cosmo on his Les Disque De La Mort release, and who gives a cinematic sort of feeling to the track Party old boy. With “He just wanted to hang out with the DJs” Cosmo creates a slow burning dark banger that will not go unnoticed. The final track Irritable is the perfect mixture between German Krautrock heritage and the French disco-synth touch of the 80s - emotional, growing and cathartic, one cannot stay indifferent to it.
Cyne - Water For Mars Deluxe Colored Vinyl Edition
Cyne
Water For Mars Deluxe Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Project: Mooncircle / HHV)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 300 copies on colored vinyl.

The songs on this record were created over the span of about 4 or 5 years (roughly 2004 - 2009), though every track was revisited, mixed, and mastered in 2009. The record displays the full spectrum of the “CYNE sound,” including the growth of the band, our collective tastes, and the process of our songwriting. It starts on a positive note about moving forward, building community, and taking on personal responsibility (these are themes that resonate throughout the record). At times, the record grows into something very ethereal and cosmic, alongside a contrast of something that hits harder, musically and lyrically. With each subsequent ‘movement’ we see a blend of introspective thought, social commentary, and a sound weighted in a more classic, uplifting tradition. This album constantly sways back and forth between the lines of classic hip hop, textural music, and a progressive selection of words and sound that are definitively CYNE.

Joining CYNE on “Water For Mars” are track collaborators Daedelus, Depth Affect, and Ape School, as well as remixers ROM (featuring Roberto Lange/Helado Negro), Mexicans With Guns, and Jay Appleseed.
Detroit's Filthiest - Premium Content
Detroit's Filthiest
Premium Content
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Casa Voyager)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 20.12.2019
Detroit's Filthiest closes his past (private stock) present (prime cuts) and future (premium content) trilogy, celebrating 20 years of Motor City Electro Company's excellence together with Casa Voyager presenting his outstanding electro funk works.
Eazy E - It's On 187um Killa Splatter Vinyl Edition
Eazy E
It's On 187um Killa Splatter Vinyl Edition
12" | 1993 | US | Reissue (Sic & Ruthless)
40,99 €*
Release:1993 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 10.01.2020
t's On (187um Killa) is the second EP by rapper Eazy-E released in 1993, as a response to Dr. Dre's The Chronic. The EP was certified 2x Multi-Platinum in 1994 by the RIAA. It is Eazy-E's most successful release, peaking at #5 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, while selling 110,600 copies in its first week. This is the last completed work Eazy made before his death in 1995.
Frank Hatchett - Body Shots
Frank Hatchett
Body Shots
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Monte Cristo)
15,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 17.01.2020
Frank Hatchett was a legendary dance instructor and originator of VOP. VOP is not an abbreviation but, as he himself puts it: "VOP is a style". It's used to flavour the choreography and to communicate and translate emotions to the audience. The record produced by Don Alan Tipton is a wonderful complement of said VOP style. It features 11 tracks made for dancing that are produced and arranged in a moving and funky fashion.
Gang Starr - One Of The Best Yet
Gang Starr
One Of The Best Yet
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Gang Star Enterprises)
28,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Gang Starr is undoubtedly one of the most revered, beloved and influential groups in Hip Hop. Over the course of their distinguished career, they became a cultural institution and a brand you could ultimately trust. With a handful of indelible classic albums on their resume, DJ Premier and Guru’s catalogue has not only persevered but mastered the test of time. Simply, Gang Starr did not follow trends, they created them. Album includes guest spots from: M.O.P, Q-Tip, Royce da 5’9”, Jeru The Damaja, J. Cole, Ne-Yo, Nitty Scott, Talib Kweli, Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx! Entirely produced by DJ Premier!
GAS - Pop
GAS
Pop
3LP | 2000 | EU | Reissue (Kompakt)
25,99 €*
Release:2000 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A download code is included. POP – the album that has become widely recognized as the defining moment in which Wolfgang Voigt brought us into a clearing of his deep, psychedelic forest. A landmark release in the GAS odyssey that drew international attention, POP was originally released in 2000 on the iconic Frankfurt imprint Mille Plateux. POP was heralded by Pitchfork at the time of release as being “an exercise in sonic texture… pure sonic velvet, the layered drone radiating a palpable warmth.” POP has since been reissued in 2016 as a part of GAS “BOX” (now out of print) and finally now, POP is released on Kompakt for the first time in its original artwork.
Ghia - What's Your Voodoo?
Ghia
What's Your Voodoo?
7" | 1991 | EU | Reissue (The Artless Cuckoo)
11,99 €*
Release:1991 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie, Pop
The Artless Cuckoo is very happy to announce the official re-release of one of the most wonderful and mystic slow motion synth pop tunes ever recorded: “What’s Your Voodoo?”, a song written and performed by Ghia – a little known small home recording/studio project from Bielefeld, Germany.
Ghia only released two singles while they existed and was originally founded in 1983 by old friends Lutz Boberg and Frank Simon. Around 1985 they started to work with singer Lisa Ohm, who they met through a former teacher that was working as an engineer at the local Cottage studio. Boberg and Simon were composing the songs together and also wrote the lyrics. Lutz Boberg, who was trained on classical piano, played the keyboards, including bass. Frank Simon was more about the technical aspects as well as being a proficient guitarist. Their home studio consisted of a Yamaha DX7, a Roland synthesizer, a sampler and a drum machine. Simon was also trying to create a new sound by building his own effect processors. “The analogue effects already had turned mainstream and sounded boring while the newer digital effects sounded aweful to me.”, he recalls. Hence, Simon invested about half a year to develop his own signal processing system to create the FX sounds he had in mind.
The keyboards and guitars on “What’s Your Voodoo?” were passed through that unique processor of course. Combined with a deep synth bassline and the exceptional haunting vocals by Lisa Ohm it gives the track all the magic the title implies. Originally released in a post-synth era in 1991, it still sounds very unique and absolutely timeless today.
The exclusive B-side track of the single is “Keep Your House In Disorder” which previously could only be found on a few handmade demo cassettes as as well as a scarce CD compilation. It effortlessly brings together pop and modern soul vibes.
Almost completely overlooked at the time when it was released, we are happy to shed new light on the long forgotten Ghia project. Both tracks should appeal to cosmic and synth pop lovers as well as late soul collectors. If you dig tunes like Zenit’s “Colours In My Head”, Li Garattoni’s “Friends” or even tracks by the UK supergroup Sade - just to give you a little hint of the direction - we are sure this will be one for you too!
Grauzone - Raum
Grauzone
Raum
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (WRWTFWW)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The 12 inch vinyl is cut at 45rpm and comes with a never-seen cover art by band member Stephan Eicher and a handmade Xerox hype sticker. WRWTFWW Records is beyond thrilled to announce the first ever vinyl maxi-single release for “Raum", Grauzone’s best-kept secret and underground mega-gem from 1980. The four-track affair includes the full title track sourced from the original reels, as well as a club-ready rework by Naum Gabo (Jonnie Wilkes of Optimo and James Savage) with help from Dennis Young of Liquid Liquid, and an extended edit by legendary Frankfurt DJ Ata (Robert-Johnson club, Playhouse/Klang/Ongaku labels). Initally released almost 40 years ago on the beloved compilation Swiss Wave - The Album (Off Course Records) alongside the band’s massive hit “Eisbär", “Raum” is the biggest Grauzone track people have yet to discover. An über-infectious New York style bassline played by Christian “GT” Trüssel and frantic drumming by Marco Repetto blend with Martin Eicher’s hauntingly hopeless lyrics and Claudine Chirac’s saxophone escapades to personify post-punk heaven and all its wonderful anomalies. It’s
IDLES - A Beautiful Thing Green Vinyl Edition
Jacques Palminger & The Kings Of Dubrock - Mondo Cherry HHV Exclusive Yellow Edition
James Shinra - Darkroom EP
James Shinra
Darkroom EP
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Craigie Knowes)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
James Shinra's whirlwind year is rounded off with a some final words via Craigie Knowes. Darkroom EP features his signature style of Techno and Electro across 4 varied cuts. From Aphex-style chords to choppy breaks, emotional rises and gritty kicks and acid - it's got it all. A final chapter of a busy year for both artist and label, with a fairly sinister, wintery, feel.
June - Silver Demon
June
Silver Demon
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Mannequin)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 27.12.2019
Greek artist June makes his debut on Mannequin Records with the 'Silver Demon' LP. The album explores a futuristic dystopian world where transcendence and oppression coexist, where claustrophobia and infinite openness coincide. A world of contrasts that is the product of the artist‘s active imagination and conscious effort to confront the subconscious.
The album was recorded using original techniques from the golden era of electronic music (late 70s to mid 80s) with an arsenal of vintage analog synthesizers, drum machines and effect processors (originating) from the same time period. While the aesthetics of the classic precursors emerge through the minimal, deep, dark architecture of June's music, Silver Demon prevails with the artist's characteristic originality.
Mastered by Rude 66.
Graphic design by Lee Douglas.
Kamazu - Korobela
Kamazu
Korobela
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Afrosynth)
15,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.02.2020
New anthology on Afrosynth Records brings together six songs by South African disco star Kamazu, spanning his career from 1986 to 1997: two of his biggest hits, ‘Korobela’ and ‘Indaba Kabani’, two more obscure songs from his catalogue, ‘Victim’ and ‘Why’, and two tracks from his kwaito comeback, ‘Mjukeit’ and ‘Atikatareni’.
LFO - LFO 30th Anninersary Purple Vinyl Edition
LFO
LFO 30th Anninersary Purple Vinyl Edition
12" | 1990 | EU | Reissue (Flash Forward)
12,99 €*
Release:1990 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 20.12.2019
Every comment is useless ... the story of Electronic Techno is now re-issued Remastered on Flash Forward! !!! 30th anniversary edition limited version 100 copies Splattered vinyl + Insert + numbered !
Lfo first met in 1984 in the Leeds Merrion Centre " Breakdancing " in rival crews ,in 1989 we all met up again at a photography course in leeds , So I decided to form the Group LFO which was quickly joined by Martin williams and Mark bell.We quickly got some tracks together at Martins House and gave Rob Gordon from Warp our early demos.Warp signed us up on the spot and the rest is history .LFO went on to sell 130 000 copies world wide.
Musica Esporadica - Musica Esporadica
Musica Esporadica
Musica Esporadica
LP | 1985 | EU | Reissue (Music From Memory)
19,99 €*
Release:1985 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
“The idea of getting together Orquesta De Las Nubes with Glen Velez, Layne Redmond and Miguel Herrero in a recording studio arose when Glen and Layne visited Spain to hold a seminar on frame drums techniques. We had met Glen some years before during an event that took place in the amazing “Aula de Música de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid”. Glen came to Madrid playing with Charlie Morrow as part of an event about Fluxus with Alison Knowles and Philip Corner. On that time Glen played in Steve Reich Ensemble and our mutual love for repetitive music and ethnic music allowed us to build a very good friendship. When Glen visited Madrid we always get together in our rehearsal space and we played, talked and drink for hours. In 1985, during one of those sessions, Miguel Herrero joined us. On that time Miguel and meI used to play together in a club each week, where we made a bizarre fusion between pop and repetitive music. The sessions sounded so good, our ideas flowed so easily that after one session, I called Track Studios to ask if they have free rooms to make a recording during next days and as they told yes, I booked it immediately. The recording was made with an incredible fluency and about 12 hours after, we had recorded Música Esporádica. Fluency, spontaneity, close friendship was the fuel that fed us. After 34 years everything remains the same. Some of them are not with us any more but Música Esporádica keeps the unselfish spirit that encourages to share without objectives. Música Esporádica never step on stage and the 6 never met again altogether.” - Suso Saiz
Mysterys Extinction - Mysterys Extinction Colored Vinyl Edition
Mysterys Extinction
Mysterys Extinction Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition 2LP set of 300 copies on colored vinyl in gatefold sleeve incl. download code.

One of the holy grails of the Westcoast Underground scene finally gets a proper re-release. Originally available in a very limited run only on cassette, the Mysterys Extinction (Blame One, Sandy Lion, Dejavoo & DJ Cro) self-titled debut album from 1997 finally gets a reissue treatment on vinyl, cassette and digital.

The feature list includes artists such as original member Kankick, God's Gift, Kaz and Dash Eye.
Peter Ludemann & Pit Troja - The Now Generation
Peter Ludemann & Pit Troja
The Now Generation
LP | 1983 | EU | Reissue (Be With)
24,99 €*
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
They Say: “Documentary and industrial underlays for current themes of modern life”. We say: Mind-blowing, percussion-heavy, Afro-tinged, cosmic-disco library bomb. This is the one. An absolutely outstanding record from 1983 and definitely one of the hardest to find on the collectable German library label, Coloursound. The Now Generation (Percussive Underscores) is comfortably one of the very best library records full stop.
Pharoahe Monch - Internal Affairs
Pharoahe Monch
Internal Affairs
2LP | 1999 | US | Reissue (Trescadecaphobia)
29,99 €*
Release:1999 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 31.01.2020
Now available for the first time on vinyl since its original release in 1999 on Rawkus Records, Trescadecaphobia brings you the CLASSIC LP from Pharoahe Monch "Internal Affairs." Featuring production from DJ Scratch, Diamond D, and The Alchemist with verses from Canibus, M.O.P., Busta Rhymes, Common, and Talib Kweli.
Sun Ra - The Antique Blacks
Sun Ra
The Antique Blacks
LP | 2010 | US | Reissue (Art Yard)
16,99 €*
Release:2010 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The vitality you hear on Antique Blacks is a testament to the unique energy of the community around The Foxhole Cafe in Philadelphia, as Ra honed his unique brand of Afro-Futurism through the late 60's and 70's. Cosmic theatre, spiritual chants, and experimental electronics make this record an essential document that was ahead of its time. Ancient to future! BIG TIP !

The 1970s saw change in Sun Ra's recorded output, and as far as we can tell, the content of his live performances. By the middle of the decade, Sun Ra's music no longer seemed comprehensible as part of the jazz New Thing – quirkier, more idiosyncratic elements were more to the fore.

At this time, 1974, every Sun Ra record still surprised, and seemed radically different from everything else he had released up to then. The musical universe proposed by free jazz had never circumscribed Sun Ra. He had been part of the movement, but was able to use the possibilities it suggested without being limited by its conventions.

The Antique Blacks illustrates this well. Recorded as a radio broadcast in Philadelphia, according to Dale Williams, it has a well defined but oddball structure. Sun Ra was a master architect, very concerned to use the unfolding of an album, a broadcast or a live performance to create a satisfying structure.

Song No 1 starts on an upbeat note, it's a lively, tonal introduction, featuring John Gilmre on tenor saxophone, Sun Ra on roksichord, Dale Williams, then aged 15, on guitar, and Akh Tal Ebah on trumpet.

Sun Ra's poetry is featured on There Is Change In The Air, a track which has on occasion been used for the album title: in its original incarnation as a Saturn LP, there was no dedicated sleeve artwork, and this record appeared under many names. Ra's poetry is allusive, elusive and paradoxical, and this was its first major appearance on a record. During instrumental passages, Dale Williams' guitar is heard, along with the saxophones of Marshall Allen and Danny Davis.

The Antique Blacks is a similar setting for a Sun Ra poem, which encompasses "spiritual men", and Lucifer as a dark angel. The Arkestra is heard in conducted improvisational ensembles, in between the sections of the poem.

This Song Is Dedicated To Nature's God has Arkestral vocals, with John Gilmore's voice in th foreground. Williams' guitar is once again prominent in the instrumental passages.

Sun Ra's poetic declamations provide the structire for The Ridiculous I and The Cosmos Me, which also has a fine unaccompanied tenor solo by John Gilmore, keyboard improvisations by Sun Ra, and closes with bass clarient from Eloe Omoe.

Sun Ra's keyboards are heard with minimal Arkestra support on Would I For All That Were – a fine synthesiser improvisation, with electric piano left hand accompaniment.

Tension is resolved by Space Is The Place, which rounds the album out in an upbeat mood, with Akh Tal Ebah, James Jacson and Sun Ra prominent among the vocalists. The closing section includes the chant Sun Ra And His Band From Outer Space, often used at the close of live performances. This isn't strictly live, though: in one line the vocal is played backwards on tape!
V.A. - America Invertida
V.A.
America Invertida
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Vampisoul)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 27.12.2019
Synth ambiences, acoustic landscapes, deep songwriting and subtle candombe percussions combine in most of the musical output released in Uruguay during the 80s. A very unique sound was developed within the narrow boundaries of Montevideo by just a small group of very talented artists. These sounds reverberated in singer-songwriting, jazz fusion approximations, experimental music and the work of musicians at the intersections of these worlds.

In “América Invertida”, ethereal vocal arrangements and acoustic guitars cohabit with synthesizers and drum machines; Candombe and Latin American music form a fellowship with new wave and dream pop.
"América Invertida" is presented with obi strip, deluxe artwork finishing and insert including extensive liner notes and previously unseen photos. Most of the tracks are reissued here for the first time.
V.A. - Mogadisco - Dancing In Mogadishu (Somalia '72-91)
V.A.
Mogadisco - Dancing In Mogadishu (Somalia '72-91)
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Analog Africa)
30,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 20.12.2019
After being blown away by a few tunes – probably just as you will be after listening to this – Samy Ben Redjeb travelled to the infamous capital city of Somalia in November of 2016, making Analog Africa the frst music label to set foot in Mogadishu. On his arrival in Somalia Samy questioned the need for a vehicle full of armed chaperones casually toting Kalashnikovs, deemed necessary to accompany him to the radio station archive every morning, but then began ri?ing through piles of cassettes and listening to reel-to-reel tapes in the dusty archives of Radio Mogadishu, looking for music that ‘swam against the current’. The stars were aligned: an uncovered and unmarked pile of discarded recordings was discovered in a cluttered corner of the building. Colonel Abshir - the senior employee and protector of Radio Mogadishu’s archives - clarifed that the pile consisted mostly of music nobody had manage to identify, or music he described as being ‘mainly instrumental and strange music’. At the words ‘strange music’ Samy was hooked, the return ?ight to Tunisia was cancelled. The pile turned out to be a cornucopia of different sounds: radio jingles, background music and interludes for radio programmes, television shows and theatre plays. There were also a good number of disco tunes, some had been stripped of their lyrics, the interesting parts had been recorded multiple times then cut, taped together and spliced into a long groovy instrumental loop. Over the next three weeks, often in watermelon-, grapefruit-juice and shisha-fuelled night-time sessions behind the fortifed walls of Radio Mogadishu, Samy and the archive staff put together Mogadisco: Dancing Mogadishu - Somalia 1972–1991. Like everywhere in Africa during the 1970s, both men and women sported huge afros, bell-bottom trousers and platform shoes. James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and The Temptations’ funk were the talk of the town.In 1977, Iftin Band were invited to perform at the Festac festival in Lagos where they represented Somalia at the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture. Not only did they come back with an award, but they also returned with Afrobeat. While Fela Kuti’s ‘Shakara’ had taken over the continent and was spreading like wildfre throughout Latin America, it was the track ‘Lady’ that would become the hit in Mogadishu. At the same time Bob Marley was busy kick-starting reggae-mania in Somalia, which became such a phenomenon that even the police and military bands began playing it. Some say that it was adopted so quickly because of the strong similarities with the traditional beat from the western region of Somalia, called Dhaanto. But then suddenly the trousers got tighter as the disco tsunami hit the country. Michael Jackson appeared with a new sound that would revolutionise Somalia’s live music scene. You couldn’t walk the streets of Mogadishu without seeing kids trying to moonwalk. ‘Somalia had several nightclubs and although most use DJs to play records, some hotels like Jubba, Al-Uruba and Al Jazeera showcased live bands such as Iftin and Shareero’ – so ran a quote from a 1981 article about the explosion of Mogadishu’s live music scene. The venues mentioned in that article were the luxury hotels that had been built to cover the growing demands of the tourist industry. The state-of-the-art hotel Al-Uruba, with its oriental ornaments and white plastered walls, was a wonder of modern architecture. All of Mogadishu’s top bands performed there at some point or another, and many of the songs presented in this compilation were created in such venues. Mogadisco was not Analog Africa’s easiest project. Tracking down the musicians – often in exile in the diaspora – to interview them and gather anecdotes of golden-era Mogadishu has been an undertaking that took three years. Tales of Dur-Dur Band’s kidnapping, movie soundtracks recorded in the basements of hotels, musicians getting electrocuted on stage, others jumping from one band to another under dramatic circumstances, and soul singers competing against each other, are all stories included in the massive booklet that accompanies the compilation - adorned with no less then 50 pictures from the `70s and ‚80s. As Colonel Abshir Hashi Ali, chief don at the Radio Mogadishu archive – someone who once wrestled a bomber wielding an unpinned hand-grenade to the ?oor – put it: ‘I have dedicated my life to this place. I’m doing this so it can get to the next generation; so that the culture, the heritage and the songs of Somalia don’t disappear.’
V.A. - PC Music Volume 1 & 2
V.A.
PC Music Volume 1 & 2
2LP | 2019 | UK | Original (PC Music)
29,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Pop
Preorder 20.12.2019
Tactile white & silver sleeve with intense blue & red vinyl discs.
V.A. - Studiolo The 90's Afro Cosmic Era Selected By Ygal Ohayon
V.A.
Studiolo The 90's Afro Cosmic Era Selected By Ygal Ohayon
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Antinote)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 14.02.2020
Belfiore, Veneto, 1447. Birth of the first "Studiolo" or cabinet of curiosities, these rooms where "rare, new, and singular things", often exotic, were stored and exhibited. A practice that would spread throughout Europe during the Renaissance.

Northeastern Italy, at the beginning of the 1980s, an entire local scene gathered around a handful of DJs who put their dancefloors in a trance to the sounds of "rare, new, and singular" music, under the strong influence of ethnic and world music. Mixes where German Kosmische clashes with space disco, along with the most experimental side of British new wave, industrial music, creepy funk, deviant rock and pop. All this mixed with Brazilian and Afro music, reggae, ragga, percussions and bhangra... A kind of mixing in total rupture with that of a dying disco for which it is intended as an alternative. A way of playing songs often at the wrong speeds, at 33RPM instead of 45RPM and vice versa, and always the obsession of a slow tempo, between 95 and 110 BPM, while the cruising speed of disco mixes goes up to 125/130 BPM... A haunting rhythm, accelerated or slowed down voices, with experimental and ethnic approaches... the sets by Moz-Art, Ebreo, Roberto Lodola, TBC, Meo, Fabrizio Fattori... are endowed with a baroque, quasi)mystical dimension. Without forgetting the enemy brothers, at the origin of this fusion of styles, Daniele Baldelli, resident of the Cosmic Club in Rimini, who called it Cosmic Style, and Beppe Loda, resident of the Typhoon in Gambara (a small town not far from Belfiore, unsurprisingly) and who referred to his mixing as "Afro Style". "Afro", the name that will be adopted by this scene and especially by its fans, recognizable by their post-hippy style, their Citroën DS or 2CV, with car radios fully powered by mixtape cassettes recorded in the clubs by these DJs, then sold in the parking lot of what was still called "the discotheque" at that time. This "Afro" wave mainly involved 3 regions in Italy (Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, and Veneto) and the young Austrians and Germans who would go there on holiday. Among them, Stefan Egger, a young DJ from Innsbruck, received a monumental shock while listening to a set by Daniele Baldelli during his holidays in Rimini. Therefore, he decided to make his Austrian dancefloor resonate to the sound of the Cosmic Style.

While the official history of underground dance music has very quickly and rightly retained the contribution of DJs from Chicago and New York, it was not until the early 2000s that interest in the Afro/Cosmic scene was finally shown. Since then, a lot has been said on this scene, its DJs, their completely crazy and obscure tracklists, while Daniele Baldelli and Beppe Loda are playing Boiler Room sets as well as Europan and Japanese gigs one after the other. But few have shown interest in the moment in time when, at the end of the 80s, these DJs became producers and started creating songs that sounded like their sets, where all their influences would collide, often naively, sometimes with genius, always without filters. Nor to how this scene changed at the beginning of the 90s with a marginal approach to trance and progressive house, when the Italian, Austrian and German DJs of this second Afro period played these trance and progressive records at 33+8, as their elders did with synth wave or post-punk records, always staying within this 100/110 BPM tempo. It is in this last period that this compilation will immerse you, through 8 tracks from the Italian, German and Austrian scenes.
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