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Arca - KiCk i Clear Vinyl Edition
Arca
KiCk i Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (XL Recordings)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Pop
Preorder available from 17.07.2020
HHV Germany exclusive, limited to 500 copies! KiCk i is a celebration not only of the joy Arca’s been able to find in her life, but the sometimes arduous journey it took for her to find it. Her struggles to reconcile her Venezuelan heritage and her trans Latinx identity emerge as reggaetón and pop en Español. But KiCk i isn’t just a pop record, or an experimental record, or even simply a mix between the two, but rather all of them at once- and so much more. Depending on where you drop the needle you’ll find bubblegum, harsh noise, electronic psychedelia, balladry, bangers, laughter, tears, passion, and expressions of faith - sounds and ideas that don’t simply blend together, but coexist simultaneously in quantum superposition made possible inside the sonic worlds Arca builds in her music.
Bob Dylan - Rough & Rowdy Ways Limited Olive Vinyl Edition
Bob Dylan
Rough & Rowdy Ways Limited Olive Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Columbia)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder available from 17.07.2020
This limited edition is only available in very few stores. Double LP pressed on 180g, olive-green colored in a gatefold sleeve.

Limited to one copy per customer.
Carlota - The Bow
Carlota
The Bow
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Trip)
10,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 17.07.2020
After contributions to 2019's 'locus error' and 2018's 'happy new year! we wish you happiness!' Carlota presents her debut EP on trip. On 'the bow' EP Carlota exposes the subtleties of emotion, memory and time through various aural explorations.
CiM - Series Two
CiM
Series Two
12" | 1999 | EU | Reissue (Delsin)
10,99 €*
Release:1999 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 17.07.2020
Essential CiM (aka Simon Walley) classic, originally released on Headspace Recordings in 1999. Now re-mastered and re-cut on Delsin Records. Crispy and soulful idm-techno in line with CiM's Delsin debut Service Pack released later that year.
Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy - Plan Of Attack Turquoise Vinyl Edition
Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy
Plan Of Attack Turquoise Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Babygrande)
37,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder available from 24.07.2020
Curren$y, Trademark and Young Roddy have reconnected for Plan of Attack. Plan of Attack is a dream album for listeners of Curren$y, Trademark and Young Roddy. Fans across the globe rejoiced when the three artists reconnected for the album’s title track last Spring, which marked the first collaboration from all three core members of the Jets in close to five years. A cursory search of social media will show that fans around the world yearned daily for a reunion, and now the three New Orleans legends are giving their audience exactly what they've demanded. After releasing the widely beloved title track, “Plan of Attack,” the crew quickly followed-up with the soulful cut “No Hook,” and then planted their flag with the momentous third single “Power,” which is quickly becoming a fan favorite. While many consider Curren$y, Trademark and Young Roddy to be the most beloved paper plane pilots in the game, they are also proving to be the most consistent with each subsequent release. As RapRadar suggests, "they're well prepared for a 2019 takeover." Plan of Attack features production from long-time collaborators Monsta Beatz, Cookin Soul and Sledgren, with additional production from Djay Cas, 206derek, B-Eazy the DJ, Seth From Above, DZY, Guala Beatz and more.
Dee Dee Bridgewater - Afro Blue
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Afro Blue
LP | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
24,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
If you collect vintage 70's soul-jazz vinyl, there is a good chance that you already own a record that features the amazing vocal talents of Dee Dee Bridgewater. Whether it be Roy Ayers, Norman Connors, Billy Parker or Carlos Garnett - Dee Dee is the glue that fuses these artists together. Although best known for her jazz work, Dee Dee has had a wonderfully rich and varied career encompassing soul, musicals, gospel, and underground disco from the 70's to the present day. She is still active as a vocalist, composer, and producer and remains one of our favourite vocalists at Mr Bongo HQ. We take things back to the early years of Dee Dee's career with her debut album 'Afro Blue'. Recorded in Tokyo in 1974, the album was released exclusively in Japan via two different Japanese labels (Trio Records in 1974 and All Art in 1985 respectively). Each release had unique cover art and we have opted to present the album in its original 1974 form.
'Afro Blue' features an exquisite collaboration of American and Japanese musicians, such as Cecil & Ron Bridgewater, Motohiko Hino and producer Takao Ishizuka. The result is a sublime deep soul-jazz masterpiece with timeless versions of 'People Make The World Go Round', 'Love From The Sun', and 'Afro Blue'. It is arguably one of the finest albums in its genre. This record has long been a sought-after item for DJs and collectors alike, so we are delighted to finally make this wonderful music from an understated great available to all.
Ebi Soda - Ugh
Ebi Soda
Ugh
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Sola Terra)
28,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 31.07.2020
Following the aptly-named 'Bedroom Tapes' EP comes 'Ugh', a collection of tunes from Ebi Soda's first ventures into professional recording. The band have made sure to carry their DIY-centric identity with them, creating a beautifully-produced record with the band's raw energy still at the forefront. Explosive drum grooves and a heavy-usage of electronic effects characterise the fluid jams we hear on 'Ugh', with the project's opener 'Ecchi' setting the tone straight away as the song moves from upbeat dancey rhythms to a nightmare-inducing dub soundscape.

The ten-track project was recorded over a year from numerous different sessions, leading it to carry an air of sporadicity to it, with its genre-switching nature leading the band to consider it more of a mixtape than an album. Ebi Soda seek to surprise and alarm listeners with this project.
Exaltics, The & Heinrich Mueller - Dimensional Shifting
Exaltics, The & Heinrich Mueller
Dimensional Shifting
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Solar One Music)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The Exaltics & Heinrich Mueller - Dimensional Shifting - Solar One Music Four years after their almighty collaboration on "Project Sts-31 (Hubble Telescope Series Vol.3)", Solar One Music's cofounder Robert Witschakowski and half of Dopplereffekt duo Gerald Donald return with another cosmic album of their instantly recognizable trademark. Featuring ten detailed and luminous cuts of beautifully crafted emotional music, with deep narrative over tough machine groove, the opus takes you on a moody trip across craggy soundscapes made of abrasive tones, crossing the red line between tight-strapped melodic waves, subaquatic underground electro, and intricate structures. Expect nothing but stripped down layers mixed with chunky synthetic bass lines and stellar melodies over pounding 808 drums on this future classic tinted with nostalgia. Built as a journey through unknown territories, much anticipating "Dimensional Shifting" oscillates between moments of bravery on the dancefloor and moody sequences, keeping intact the aesthetic signature of the Jena-based electro emissary and the legend from Detroit. Album comes in gatefold cover and with download code.
Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters HHV GSA Exclusive Bronze Vinyl Edition
Fiona Apple
Fetch The Bolt Cutters HHV GSA Exclusive Bronze Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (Epic)
29,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Pop
Preorder available from 24.07.2020
This edition is limited to 500 copies, only available at HHV within Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Pressed on 180 gram, double bronze vinyl. Comes with extended shorepack jacket, 5"x8" 20-page 4/4 booklet inserted. This one is identical to the one sold in the US by B&N! The cover shown on the mock up might not be 100% accurate. As soon as we know more, we will update the mock up. We don't ship this one to the US due to split exclusivity.

Fetch the Bolt Cutters is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple and her first release since The Idler Wheel... in 2012. It was produced and performed by Apple alongside Amy Aileen Wood, Sebastian Steinberg and Davíd Garza; recording consisted of long, often-improvised takes with unconventional percussive sounds.

Rooted in experimentation, the highly percussive album resists genre categorization. While conventional instruments, such as pianos and drum sets, do appear, the album also features prominent use of non-musicial found objects as percussion. Apple described the result as "percussion orchestras". These industrial-like rhythms are contrasted against traditional melodies, and the upbeat songs often subvert traditional pop structures.

The album explores freedom from oppression; Apple identified its core message as: "Fetch the fucking bolt cutters and get yourself out of the situation you’re in". The title, a quote from TV series The Fall, reflects this idea. The album also discusses Apple's complex relationships with other women and other personal experiences, including bullying and sexual assault.
Free The Robots - Datu
Free The Robots
Datu
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Astral Travels)
25,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 07.08.2020
“‘Datu’ is the name given to the ruling head of a clan or tribe during ancient, pre-colonial times of the Philippines. Colonization, cultural amnesia, and the reshaping of Philippine culture throughout generations have me and countless others almost completely disconnected from our roots. With no knowledge of what stories exist in the physical reality of my bloodline, the concept behind this album is my way of reconnecting with my ancestry in the spiritual realm of the creative flow state.” — Free The Robots
Haiyti - SUI SUI Survival Kit
JPQ - Quintessence HHV Exclusive Brown Vinyl Edition
JPQ
Quintessence HHV Exclusive Brown Vinyl Edition
LP | 1983 | US | Reissue (Tidal Waves Music)
29,99 €*
Release:1983 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Tidal Waves Music and HHV come together again for another Soul/Funk sure shot reissue. This time HHV customers get a brown vinyl edition of the JPQ album. Limited to 100 copies. JPQ (Jimmy Person Quintet) was a short-lived soul & funk band from the Greensboro, North Carolina area who released just one album in 1983. Their only album (Quintessence) would become a much sought-after private pressed holy grail within the record collecting community.

Jimmy Person started performing as a singer/guitarist in the early 70’s in Greensboro…after appearing at several local events and multiple appearances on Wfmy-tv, he was approached to perform regularly at a restaurant (named Sammy’s) that featured live music. By the mid 70’s Jimmy began working with his sister (Rhoda Randolph) and his then wife (Marilyn Person) both featuring as background singers. Other skilled musicians began to sit in on Jimmy’s performances…starting with Charles Carlton (guitar), followed by Cirt Gill (bass guitar) and then finally by Larry Clay (drums). The group gained quick popularity and played to a regular packed house. After Talib Din (keyboards) joined…JPQ was now complete!

Offers for gigs started coming in fast and the group began giving regular performances at a larger restaurant named Huck’s. With a fast growing fanbase, the group started evolving beyond just being Person’s “backup band” to a serious outfit with strong lead-vocals by Jimmy, Larry, and Cirt. The group started traveling to perform at dances, wedding receptions, concerts, clubs, and outdoor jazz events. The group performed as an opening act for many national artists from the likes of Melba Moore, Archie Bell and The Spinners as their popularity increased. JPQ is still remembered today for their memorable live performances in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia!

JPQ’s first recording was, “Have A Little Faith in Me” released as a 45 single. The 7inch got radio airplay on stations in North Carolina and this then led to the production of the “Quintessence” album (released on Jam-A-Ditty Records in 1983). The name of the label was a reference to Cirt’s father who was a radio pioneer (and the first Black DJ at Wgbg Radio) from 1949 to 1960. He was known on the air as ‘Jam-A-Ditty’.

After JPQ disbanded in the mid 80’s, members went their own way… Cirt Gill started his work as a band director in the Guilford County School system where he directed marching bands & jazz bands at different schools and in numerous concerts/performances. He has been busy teaching academic music production, playing in regional bands (that were opening acts for major artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Millie Jackson, Bobby Womack, The Isley Brothers, etc.) and has performed on tours both at home as abroad (from Iceland to Japan). In 1985 Gill was cast as the ‘Juke Joint Musician’ by Quincy Jones to star in Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film ‘The Color Purple’ and got the chance to work with Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne & Oprah Winfrey.

JPQ was a true example of a bright light burning out way too quickly, thankfully we are left with the unique (and very rare) document that is their “Quintessence” album. The entire album is filled with sexy (yet strong) vocals, groovy bass lines & even cosmic/bluesy guitar touches …one can clearly hear the influences of artists like George Benson, The Crusaders, as well as several Motown acts like Marvin Gaye softly slipping in. If you like your tracks either slow, sexy and groovy or prefer them fast paced and more experimental…look no further, “Quintessence” has it all. This is THE perfect combination of slick soul, timeless funk, smooth jazz and melancholic R&B.

Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first ever vinyl reissue of this fantastic private pressed North Carolina soul/funk album (originally released in 1983 on Jam-A-Ditty Records). This rare record (original copies tend to go for large amounts on the secondary market) is now finally back available as a limited vinyl edition complete with the original artwork and insert. Limited to 100 copies 180g Brown Vinyl (available exclusively from HHV Records).
Jura Soundsystem - With You EP
Jura Soundsystem
With You EP
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Temples Of Jura)
15,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Following last year’s ‘Monster Skies’ comes another 6 track mini-lp of original works from label head Jura Soundsystem. Once again the EP aims to bring together the melting pot of influences that also inspire the label, Dub, Ambient House, Leftfield Disco and Balearica. The EP was made with the Roland classics, the Juno 106, SH101, D-05, TR 707 & 727 and includes guitar and sax work to balance the electronic sound palette. Mastering By Matt Colton.
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu - Wu Hen Silver Vinyl Edition
Kamaal Williams aka Henry Wu
Wu Hen Silver Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Black Focus)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 24.07.2020
HHV Germany exclusive, limited to 500 copies!
Karate Boogaloo - Carn The Boogers
Karate Boogaloo
Carn The Boogers
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (College Of Knowledge)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 17.07.2020
The debut original album from Australian left-field instrumental funk outfit Karate Boogaloo. Combining shades of library music, deep funk and a reverse-engineered hip hop headspace with an off-kilter sense of humour, Karate Boogaloo will appeal to fans of El Michels Affair and Badbadnotgood.
Named for the catch-cry of devoted Karate Boogaloo fans, 'Carn The Boogers' was self-recorded and produced; tracked live to tape in the band's DIY attic studio in Melbourne, Australia. Their debut LP follows their popular 'KBs Mixtape' series.
Karate Boogaloo have seen support from NTS and Worldwide FM, and are billed to perform at Gilles Peterson's We Out Here festival in August 2020.
Kate NV - Room For The Moon
Kate NV
Room For The Moon
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Rvng Int'l)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 24.07.2020
Kate NV is the project of Russia-born recording artist, songwriter, and producer Kate Shilonosova. Best known in her hometown of Moscow as the lead singer and founder of the post-punk garage band Glintshake, Kate NV is also a performer in the experimental Moscow Scratch Orchestra and releases music under an alternate alias, NV. "Room for the Moon" is Kate NV's third album and second for RVNG Intl. "Room for the Moon" was inspired by memories of 70s/80s Russian and Japanese pop music and movies. The album finds Kate NV singing in Russian, French, and English. She collaborated with musicians Jenya Gorbunov (bass guitar), Vladimir Luchanskiy (saxophone), Quinn Oulton (bass guitar, saxophone), Nami Sato (Japanese Narration), and Marco Passarani (marimba). "Music knows what she wants," says Kate NV. On "Room for the Moon", the lyrical follow up to the buoyant minimalism of 2018's "FOR", NV follows this muse in fluid expression, harmonizing her lunar lullabies with a starry compositional choreography. NV says, "I always let music express herself without pressure, and with or without voice."
Lord Finesse - Presents Motown State Of Mind
Lord Finesse
Presents Motown State Of Mind
7x7" | 2020 | US | Original (Motown)
86,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 24.07.2020
Only 1 per customer! Motown State of Mind is a 7” box set of Motown classics remixed by the legendary golden era Rapper, Hip-Hop Producer, and D.I.T.C. member Lord Finesse. The set not only includes the remixes but also the original tunes.
Milo Spykers - Accelerator EP
Milo Spykers
Accelerator EP
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Lenske)
11,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 17.07.2020
Transparent vinyl in custom transparent sleeve. Spykers makes his third appearance on the prolific label with the glorious Accelerator EP, ahead of now post-poned sets at the acclaimed Tomorrowland and Extrema Outdoor festivals this summer.Three cuts destined to ignite the dance floor with Spyker's consistent intensity, the record is an intoxicating listen.
Minyo Crusadres / Frente Cumbiero - Minyo Cunbiero
Minyo Crusadres / Frente Cumbiero
Minyo Cunbiero
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Mais Um Discos)
10,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder available from 24.07.2020
Tokyo-based ten-piece and wild Japanese folk-song fusionists, Minyo Crusaders join forces with Colombian cumbia radicals Frente Cumbiero on the history-making "Minyo Cumbiero", the first ever Japanese-Colombian collaborative release, and one that fuses ancient Japanese folk songs with heavyweight Colombian styles.
Nullptr - Future World
Nullptr
Future World
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Central Processing Unit)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Two years after debuting on Central Processing Unit with the acclaimed Aftrmth EP, Nullptr returns to the Sheffield label for the release of new full-length album Future World. Nullptr has created a set of perpetual-motion marvels here, wind-'em-up-and-watch-'em-go electro tunes in which synth lines and 808s weave dexterously in and out of one another to form these lovely interlocking patterns.
Many of the tracks on Future World are anchored by needlegun grooves in the Drexciyan mode. The album's opening number 'Arrowhead', an eerie dystopian-electro take, sets the scene in this regard, and cuts like 'Cytron' and 'Phantom Cell' also have a rugged bump to their low-end - particularly the latter, which features a deliciously nasty bassline drop about halfway in.
While busybody drum programming persists throughout the album, Nullptr's fondness for washed-out pads means that Future World also provides the listener with space for contemplation. Third track 'Sweet Luna' may be robust enough to do damage on the dancefloor, but its deep chords and relatively muted bassline also push it in the direction of 90s electronica and IDM-techno. 'Sweet Luna' opens the door for many of the subsequent numbers to balance driving beats with wistful textures, and while electro remains Future World's core style the harsh sound of machine-funk is softened throughout by these warm synth tones.
Rather than playing it safe within the genre's familiar confines, Nullptr instead uses electro as a base from which to incorporate other sounds throughout Future World. 'Wave Cannon's bleep-bloop modulars and twittering hi-hats are pure robo-funk, but the track's jumpy bassline shows off a sense of adventure derived from braindance. There is also the ghost of a breakbeat in Nullptr's snare programming here, something which lurks in the back of 'Arvanche' later in the tracklisting. Meanwhile the uptempo 'Bit Device' pushes through to the ruminative techno of Virginia's early Ostgut Ton releases.
Nullptr throws us another curveball in Future World's home straight. The album's title-track closes the record out, and it's a cut which takes us deeper than anything that's come previously. Here Nullptr both lowers the tempo and also does away with drums, leaving the listener with little more than some hanging-garden synth pads and pregnant bassline. It proves to be a hugely atmospheric coda for this delightful album.
RIYL: Jensen Interceptor, Assembler Code, The Exaltics, Drexciya
Omar S - Fuck Resident Advisor
Omar S
Fuck Resident Advisor
2LP | 2020 | US | Original (FXHE)
27,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 24.07.2020
Don't believe the hype - just listen.
Panasonic - Remix EP
Panasonic
Remix EP
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Sähkö)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 24.07.2020
Ben Ponton from Zoviet France and Bryn Jones aka Musimgauze sent me these Panasonic remixes in autumn 1996. After that they got buried under more busy projects for 23 years. Last year when archiving old DAT-tapes I came across with them again and asked Ilpo Väisänen and Ben Ponton wether they feel like releasing them.
They liked the idea and here we go.
PJ Harvey - Dry - Demos
Romare - Home Grey Vinyl Edition
Romare
Home Grey Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Ninja Tune)
25,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 31.07.2020
Romare—real name Archie Fairhurst—returns with his new album “Home”, marking his 3rd on Ninja Tune and first full length album since 2016’s critically acclaimed “Love Songs: Part Two”. It follows the recently released ‘Gone / Danger’ 12”, his most direct dancefloor record to date, which Resident Advisor described as “An engrossing eight minutes of cinematic house music”.

Romare’s music has always sat comfortably in both the dancefloor world and a more relaxed environment, “Home” being no exception. With euphoric, uplifting moments on ‘Sunshine’ and ‘Heaven’ through to more meditative and melancholy moments on ‘Deliverance’. “For me, the sweet point in music is when happy and sad come together” comments Fairhurst, “when they meet in the middle, that’s what I try to create”.

The release of “Home” comes after a lifetime of being on the move for Fairhurst, he spent his childhood travelling constantly with his family as his parents moved around the world for work, before finally settling in the UK. This nomadic lifestyle would continue with his burgeoning career as a musician taking him off touring the world (playing over 150 shows in the last 2 years alone). Which brings us to “Home”, The new album marks a new chapter in Fairhust’s life with a move out of London to the countryside and starting a family, a move which has “given me peace and quiet” he comments. The new addition of his own home-built studio adds to this feeling of being content and settled, having worked from various bedroom studios in the past.
Sharhabil Ahmed - The King Of Sudanese Jazz
Sharhabil Ahmed
The King Of Sudanese Jazz
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Habibi Funk)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
Preorder available from 17.07.2020
We're super happy to announce our 13th release by Sharhabil Ahmed, the actual King of Sudanese Jazz (he actually won that title in a competition in the early 1970s). Sonically it sounds very different from what Jazz is understood to sound like outside of Sudan. It’s an incredible unique mix of rock’n’roll, funk, surf, traditional sudanese music and influences from Congolese sounds. Original copies of Sharhabil recordings are often hard to find, so we’re happy they will now be widely available. “Argos Farfish” which was featured on our last comp amassed close to 400.000 plays already.
Soul Jazz Records Presents - Kaleidoscope: New Spirits Known & Unknown Deluxe Edition
Soul Jazz Records Presents
Kaleidoscope: New Spirits Known & Unknown Deluxe Edition
3LP+7" | 2020 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
30,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder available from 24.07.2020
Soul Jazz Records’ new album ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ brings together many of the ground-breaking artists involved in the new jazz scene that has developed in the UK over the last few years. Featured artists include Matthew Halsall, Yazmin Lacey, Ill Considered, Tenderlonious, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and many, many more in this ground-breaking release. As well as sharing a pioneering spirit in these new artists’ approach to frontier-crossing musical boundaries, a further theme of this album is that many also share a determination to independent practices - and most of these artists’ recordings featured here are either self-published or released on independent labels. While the attention of this new wave of jazz artists has up until now has been London-based, this album shows how this movement is spread across the whole of Britain (and indeed beyond). ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ shows that while there is commonality in these artists approach to music, there is a wide variety of styles – from deep spiritual jazz, electronic experimentalisation, punk-edged funk, uplifting modal righteousness, deep soulful vocals and much more. Soul Jazz Records’ new release comes as a superb one-off pressing special deluxe triple album edition which comes with a bonus limited-edition single, a standard triple album, and a deluxe double CD pack. This album also comes with extensive sleevenotes, artist interviews and exclusive photography. Soul Jazz records are also releasing an exclusive one-off pressing double-headed 12” single featuring Theon Cross and Pokus released on the same day as the ‘Kaleidoscope’ album release.
Starting 5ive, The (The Good People, Horror City, Carta P. & Quentin Gilmore) - The Starting 5ive
Starting 5ive, The (The Good People, Horror City, Carta P. & Quentin Gilmore)
The Starting 5ive
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (HHV)
16,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Strictly limited edition of 300 copies on black vinyl.

This is a jazzy ballin' affair! The Starting 5ive consists of The Good People, Horror City (of DeLaSoul / Prince Paul fame), Carta P. (one half of 90's underground group Adagio!) and Quentin Gilmore. The self-titeld album "The Starting 5ive" gets this lovely jazzy 90's rap feeling into today and keeps you head bop. Tip!
Taiyamo Denku & BoFaatBeatz - Den-Bo-Wu Splattered Vinyl Edition
Taiyamo Denku & BoFaatBeatz
Den-Bo-Wu Splattered Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (HHV)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder available from 17.07.2020
Strictly limited edition of 300 copies on red splattered 2LP vinyl.

Here's the follow-up release to "Kollab Kong", the dope debut of this MC/producer tag team. "Den-Bo-Wu" includes features by a few Wu-Tang affiliates like The Genius, Killah Priest, Chief Kamachi, Shyheim, Cappadonna, Hell Razah, Bronze Nazareth, JoJo Pelligrino and many more MC's who know how to hold the microphone and to spit. Check it out!
V.A. - Black Fire
V.A.
Black Fire
5LP | 2020 | US | Original (Now-Again)
119,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
These are Now-Again’s definitive reissues. Five classic Spiritual Jazz and Funk albums from DC’s legendary Black Fire record label. Limited edition, One time pressing in a obi-wrapped “box set”.
Each album was lacquered, most directly from master tape, by legendary Los Angeles mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Packaged in a thick, tip-on sleeve and includes a unique, oversize booklet with extensive notes on each album, the Black Fire collective, and the musical and cultural revolution they created and rare photos.

The OBI-wrapped box set includes the following albums

JUJU: LIVE AT THE EAST (1973)
Live session recorded at the legendary Brooklyn venue in 1973.

EXPERIENCE UNLIMITED: FREE YOURSELF (1977)
The go-go band’s sought after debut album. Enriched funk.

JUJU – CHAPTER TWO: NIA (1974)
Essential Spiritual Jazz originally issued on the lauded Strata-East label.

ONENESS OF JUJU: SPACE JUNGLE LUV (1976).
Oneness of Juju’s cosmic second album, featuring Joe Bonner.

ONENESS OF JUJU – AFRICAN RHYTHMS (1975)
Oneness of Juju’s deep jazz/funk classic debut.
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