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V.A. - Mood Mosaic 19 - Free Form
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Mood Mosaic 19 - Free Form
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Modd Mosaic)
33,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The 19th new chapter of the cult series Mood Mosaic has finally arrived. "Free Form" is shaping up to be the best seller of the whole series.
V.A. - Hip Hop Collected Red & White Vinyl Edition
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Hip Hop Collected Red & White Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Music On Vinyl)
29,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited to 2500 copies.

Hip Hop Collected is a compilation of Coloured Vinyl, High Quality 25 hip-hop tracks released as 2-LP on 18 Mar 2022. Hip Hop Collected includes a.o. the following tracks: “Kurtis Blow - The Breaks”, “Whodini - Freaks Come Out At Night”, “Epmd - Strictly Business”, “Slick Rick - Children's Story” and more.
V.A. - Fusion Global Sounds 1970-1983
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Fusion Global Sounds 1970-1983
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Favorite)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice proudly present a brand new compilation series: Fusion Global Sounds.

9 rare and hidden tracks produced between 1970 and 1983 in various parts of the world. As a fine collector of Jazz-Funk and Fusion for many years, Charles Maurice selected some of his favorite forgotten productions, as he previously did for the AOR Global Sounds, French and Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds compilations series. This time, recordings come from Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, Uruguay, Spain and France, from artists and bands mostly known in their local scenes. You'll hear here the best elements of the Fusion and Jazz-Funk genre: breezy vocal arrangements reminding Flora Purim in Return To Forever or George Duke's albums, sweet and virtuosic Fender Rhodes (kind of common thread of the comp), melodic spiral-shaped fuzzy synthesizers leads, or irresistible basslines, altogether bringing a unique groove to life. "Buster" is taken from the first and only album of the Swedish band, Sundance. The band from Gothenburg was formed around US trumpet player Stephen Frankevich (notably playing with Mahavishnu Orchestra) after he moved to Sweden. Cosmic, with razor-sharp rhythms, it naturally brings you to the second title, "Hello Mr. Ancuvis" by Renato Anselmi. One of the key players of the Swiss Jazz scene during the sixties and the seventies, Renato also had the chance to play with Harvey Mason or Alphonso Johnson. Funky, jazzy but still a bit breezy, here again sweet vocals nicely blend with uptempo Rhodes part. Also included is another title from Renato Anselmi, "Quiet Fire", a mellow Rhodes-driven ballad with funky accents, wide strings and guitar arrangements. "Tropical Island" by Zane Cronje, a South-African composer and arranger, was initially a track from a music library catalogue: dreamy, soaked in thorough synthesizers, we're only attached to the earth by the Guiro groove. You'll also hear this cosmic vibe in "Astral Dance" by French-American drummer and Jazz musician/composer Daniel Bechet, taken from Songs To My Father LP, dedicated to his father the famous Sax/Clarinet player Sydney Bechet. In this 4 minutes dope jam, keys, guitar and percussion will elevate your mind to another level of consciousness: deep! The 1860 Band was hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, playing mostly in bars, cafes and pubs - their name is taken from a tavern where they had an extended afternoon residency keeping the clients entertained. Their sole LP, now rare and sought-after, was a nice mix of Jazz-Funk and Disco grooves. Their amazing and groovy cover of "Keep That Same Old Feeling" by The Crusaders, brings the best of their playing. Otroshakers was formed around Hugo and Osvaldo Fattoruso, as a tribute project to their former band Los Shakers, some sort of copycat band of The Beatles with great success in Latin America. Listening to "Siempre Tu", you can almost hear The Beatles' psychedelic vocal of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Later joining Ringo Thielmann in the US, they formed the band OPA together, after having recorded for Airto's seminal album Fingers. Blending Jazz, South-American musical elements and Funk, their fusion quickly gained the respect of the NY musical scene. "Despertar" by Spanish drummer, singer and actor Pedro Ruy-Blas, is taken from Luna Llena, his great first Jazz-Funk album. The track is a funky piece with wah-wah expressive Rhodes, ending with a beautiful flute solo. "Prologue" by Dutch-French pianist Majoie Hajary (sometimes called the "Hindu pianist"), can be found on La Passion Selon Judas, a very unique religious album blending her own style with Psych, Funk and Jazz elements. Surely we could continue detailing stories of all these gems, but we guess that the best way to learn more about them, is to listen to Fusion Global Sounds, fully remastered from originals and whether your preference is for vinyl or CD formats.
V.A. - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 5 Black Vinyl Edition
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Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 5 Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
27,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It's hard to believe we are now up to Volume 5 of our renowned Record Club series. Curating these compilations, where we share our latest musical discoveries and old favourites from the global stage, is always a labour of love. This selection is less dancefloor-driven than our previous volumes, as fewer opportunities for live events drove us to explore other paths and styles in the musical spectrum. But, whether you're DJing for a kitchen or a club, there is still a generous serving of spicy dancefloor magic. For Volume 5, we looked to a broad church - from Brazil to Cuba, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan, Mauritania, South Africa, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK, and the US. We pulled songs from the 70s up to the present day and feature a stellar cast of artists. There’s an exclusive track from Sven Wunder which was recorded solely for this compilation. We also have a track from Admin which was released as a private press 7" at the start of 2021 and one we felt was far too good to only be available for the lucky few. You’ll also discover one of our most treasured Gyedu Blay Ambolley productions, a full-force African disco colossus! We hope you will enjoy this selection of seventeen eclectic songs as much as we do.
V.A. - WaJazz: Japanese Jazz Spectacle Vol. I - Deep, Heavy And Beautiful Jazz From Japan 1968-1984 Black Vinyl Edition
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WaJazz: Japanese Jazz Spectacle Vol. I - Deep, Heavy And Beautiful Jazz From Japan 1968-1984 Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (180g)
38,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Universounds, HMV Record Shop and 180g team up for an exceptional release: from blazing hard bop to free jazz, to introspective saxophone solos and massive big band sounds, renowned Japanese jazz expert Yusuke Ogawa presents an essential 14 track collection of “WaJazz” music taken from the Nippon Columbia vaults. Featuring Jiro Inagaki, Minoru Muraoka, Hiroshi Suzuki, Hozan Yamamoto, Count Buffalo, Takeshi Inomata, and much more!

“Japanese jazz has been recognized and celebrated by music lovers worldwide for decades. The origins of this trend may be traced back to the rare groove movement that flourished in the 1990s, but its current deep and wide popularity seems to be connected to the fact that Japanese people have been reevaluating their own jazz since the mid-2000s, locally referred to as WaJazz ("Wa" meaning Japan but also the Shōwa emperor period, from 1926 to 1989). Since the beginning of the 2000s, there has been a growing trend to move away from the DJ-focused perspective and to appreciate jazz with a deeper understanding. Nowadays, there is more and more interest in the background and roots in which jazz has developed in Japan, with Japanese jazz as a whole now considered as its own distinctive genre.

Of course, even if we speak about "WaJazz" as one genre, there is a truly wide variety of styles within it. However, when Japanese musicians play, there is something uniquely Japanese flowing through that creates a kind of synergy. It may be the melody, the rhythm, or even something deeper, like an inexpressible flicker. I would be happy if some of its charms and secrets emerge from the fourteen tracks included in this collection.” (Yusuke Ogawa)

Yusuke Ogawa has been running the Universounds store in Tokyo since 2001, specializing in jazz and second-hand, rare, and collector records. He is also a reissue supervisor, label manager, DJ, and music writer. Known for his vast musical knowledge, eye for detail, and archival skills, Ogawa has worked on more than 250 reissues and compilations – including the highly praised Deep Jazz Reality and Project Re:Vinyl series. He is the co-author of the Wa-Jazz Disc Guide and the Independent Black Jazz of America books.
V.A. - Busy Is Good
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Busy Is Good
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Big Nice)
26,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Busy is Good is an assemblage of rare-groove and jazz-funk cuts pulled from 45s of the 70s and 80s. A project that celebrates pure creative expression, these under-appreciated tracks reflect the individual efforts of artists both of their time and ahead of it; local legends who challenged convention and produced work steeped in ambition. From the seductively smooth “Twilight,” by New York’s own Febop, to the blistering key breaks and infectious funk of Bob Payne’s “Side By Side”, this anthology highlights the fusions and crossovers that occurred in jazz, rock, funk and soul at the time. Buddy Emmer’s jazz-kissed breezer “That Summer Nite” and Forest’s synthpumped AOR cut “Crazy Days” further traverse the many styles that bloomed in the 70s and 80s
V.A. - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 5 Pink Vinyl Edition
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Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 5 Pink Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
28,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It's hard to believe we are now up to Volume 5 of our renowned Record Club series. Curating these compilations, where we share our latest musical discoveries and old favourites from the global stage, is always a labour of love. This selection is less dancefloor-driven than our previous volumes, as fewer opportunities for live events drove us to explore other paths and styles in the musical spectrum. But, whether you're DJing for a kitchen or a club, there is still a generous serving of spicy dancefloor magic. For Volume 5, we looked to a broad church - from Brazil to Cuba, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan, Mauritania, South Africa, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK, and the US. We pulled songs from the 70s up to the present day and feature a stellar cast of artists. There’s an exclusive track from Sven Wunder which was recorded solely for this compilation. We also have a track from Admin which was released as a private press 7" at the start of 2021 and one we felt was far too good to only be available for the lucky few. You’ll also discover one of our most treasured Gyedu Blay Ambolley productions, a full-force African disco colossus! We hope you will enjoy this selection of seventeen eclectic songs as much as we do.
V.A. - Colleen Cosmo Murphy Presents Balearic Breakfast Volume 1
V.A. - Vacation From My Mind
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Vacation From My Mind
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Forager)
29,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
A gift to the overthinkers and overworked. Those who are over-concerned and always preoccupied. This is an invitation to hang up the bootstraps, take a load off, and visit a place in the mind where the sun is shining, the breeze is soft and the waves lap softly at your feet. Vacation From My Mind is a sonic realignment of melancholic soul, breezy soft rock, & mellow jazz-funk. This album is a thoughtfully curated collection of 12 rare and obscure tracks from 1973 to 1981. From Jeanette Baker’s hypnotic 70’s soul title track “Vacation From My Mind” to the Latin rhythms of David Buckland’s jazz-funk “Celia”, this compilation was lovingly crafted to ease the stresses and worries of modern life. The Care Package’s song “The Storm” is a larger-than-life production of dreamy harmonies not often found on privately released 45s. Utopia’s “Lejos De Mi” is a slow-burning slice of Bolivian psych that will have you searching for similar sounds. Whatever your preference, we hope that this album will give you a vacation from your mind.
V.A. - OST Wildsytle Yellow Vinyl Edition
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OST Wildsytle Yellow Vinyl Edition
LP | 1983 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
28,99 €*
Release:1983 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Animal Records – founded by Chris Stein of Blondie fame – only ever released one album in its brief early-80s history, but what an album that was. Wild Style remains the most seminal soundtrack in hip-hop history, a snapshot of the scene as it evolved from the streets to the recording studio. But it’s not just a vital document, it’s also a damn good listen.

The line-up is a who’s who of those who stood out from hip-hop’s nascent block party days. The Double Trouble pairing of Rodney Cee and KK Rockwell, The Chief Rocker himself, Busy Bee, the mighty line-ups of both The Cold Crush Brothers and The Fantastic Freaks. The music captures the free-form, roaming nature of the film – it’s rough at the edges, it’s occasionally amateurish, but it’s completely, utterly glorious.

The original Animal tracklisting, of which this is a reissue, is full of recurring sounds and motifs, all of them co-produced by Chris Stein and Fab Five Freddy, stepping away from breakbeats to produce a sound that reminds you of them, while being totally unique. The epic drums are courtesy of Lenny ‘Ferrari’ Ferraro, a Vietnam vet and punk drummer whose career spanned stints backing Aretha Franklin and Lou Reed.

Over time, those sounds – the Charlie Chase and Grand Wizard Theodore scratches, the indelible lyrics - have become hip-hop touchstones, endlessly sampled and referenced, the bedrock of so much music to follow. That’s because the soundtrack perfectly encapsulated the essence of the film, the scene and hip-hop’s emergence from The Bronx to the attention of the wider world. Presented in this reissue with the original artwork, it remains the blueprint.
V.A. - The Mood Mosaic 18 - The Shape Of Things
V.A. - 50 Years Of TV's Greatest Hits Record Store Day 2022 Splattered Vinyl Edition
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50 Years Of TV's Greatest Hits Record Store Day 2022 Splattered Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Lmlr)
45,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
Limited to 2500 copies.

This is a compilation of all the top TV Show themes of the past. A must have for fans of classic TV shows. Hearing these theme songs consistenly evokes a strong emotional response, pointing to a time when everyone watched the same TV shows again and again. For the very first time on splatter vinyl.

The Little Rascals | Gunsmoke | Bonanza | Daniel Boone | Alfred Hitchcock Presents | Perry Mason | Peter Gunn | General Hospital | The Twilight Zone | The Invaders | The Munsters |Bewitched | Family Affair | Flipper | Green Acres | Happy Days | Wonder Woman | Charlie's Angels | The Love Boat | Hawaii-Five-O | Get Smart | Mission Impossible | Star Trek | The Pink Panther | Mannix | M*a*s*h | Different Strokes | Little House on the Prairie | Dynasty | Dallas | Police Woman | The Dukes of Hazard | The Simpsons | Futurama | St Elsewhere | Fame | Who's the Boss | Alf | L.A. Law | I'll Fly Away | Quantum Leap | MacGyver | Star Trek: The Next Generation | The A Team | Airwolf | The Equalizer | Buffy, The Vampire Slayer | Knight Rider | Charmed | Miami Vice | Full House | Roseanne | The Fall Guy | Dream On | Law and Order | Kids in the Hall | Home Improvement | Mad About You | Sex and the City | Six Feet Under | Dexter | Sesame Street
V.A. - OST Juno Green Vinyl Edition
V.A. - Love Is All I Bring Reggae Hits & Rarities By The Queens Of Trojan Record Store Day 2022 Orange Vinyl Edition
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Love Is All I Bring Reggae Hits & Rarities By The Queens Of Trojan Record Store Day 2022 Orange Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | US | Reissue (Trojan)
33,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Limited to 1125 copies.

This RSD exclusive is a reissue of the well-received 2019 album - Love IS ALL I Bring, presented on orange Color Vinyl. Love IS ALL I Bring showcases the very talented female performers of Trojan Records, who in the world of reggae can often to be overlooked. Featuring vocals from the likes of Millie Small, Althea & Donna, Marcia Griffith, Phyllis Dillion and Susan Cadogan plus productions by Sonia Pottinger this all female collection also includes personal album notes from musician Rhoda Dakar which not only covers the performers on the album but also touches upon the women on the Windrush generation who made so many sacrifices to build and create new opportunities for their families. Split across 2 LP’s with hits on one and rarities on the other, this collection comprises some of the greatest reggae tracks, whilst highlighting the importance and talent of Jamaican female artists
V.A. - Wamono A To Z Volume I Black Vinyl Edition
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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!
V.A. - Napoli Segreta Volume 2
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Napoli Segreta Volume 2
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (NG Records)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
After Nu Guinea’s LP, Nuova Napoli, and Napoli Segreta first compilation, NG RECORDS follows up with an exploration into the unknown groovy side of Naples by releasing Napoli Segreta Vol.2.
Famiglia Discocristiana, DNApoli and Nu Guinea team up again selecting more tracks from their archives, for a new compilation containing 9 mysterious Neapolitan tracks, found in the most hidden corners of remote flea markets around the Vesuvius.
But forget classical Neapolitan songs, "'O Sole Mio" or "Luna Rossa"... Forget about what you expect to find once you land in town… oh and also forget about Google Maps. Take a dodgy local guide, keep your eyes open, and follow it to enter the secret downtown, the underground, the routes that no satellite can detect, but beware there is no easy way out.
Napoli Segreta Vol.2 is a musical journey into the sonic landscapes of Naples that you have never heard of before. A variety of genres merging soul, disco, funk, blues, new wave, afro-beat and boogie, including lyrics in Neapolitan urban slang, instrumental tracks with progressive flavour, and also some unexpected covers.
V.A. - Sharayet El Disco
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Sharayet El Disco
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Wewantsounds)
30,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Wewantsounds is delighted to release ‘Sharayet el Disco’ a selection of Egyptian 80s Disco and Boogie tracks curated by Egyptian DJ Disco Arabesquo from his vast collection of cassettes. Most tracks have never been released on any other format and are making their vinyl debut with this set. A journey through the funky sound of 80s Egypt, Sharayet El Disco (which can be translated by “Disco Cassettes”) features Simone, Ammar El Sherei and more obscure names from Cairo‘s cassette culture. The audio has been remastered for vinyl by David Hachour/Colorsound Studio in Paris and the LP features artwork by young Egyptian graphic designer Heba Tarek and a 2-page insert featuring artwork of the original cassettes plus insightful liner notes by Moataz Rageb. ‘Sharayet el Disco’ is part of an important mission for Moataz Rageb aka Disco Arabesquo. The Amsterdam-based Egyptian DJ has been collecting cassettes from Arab-speaking countries & its diaspora for many years and has amassed a vast collection of Egyptian music concentrating on the 80s, the sound he grew up listening to. His goal has been to search for these rare sounds and make them known to a new vinyl-hungry audience. During this decade, the rich Egyptian music industry, which had seen such stars as Oum Kalthoum, Abdel Halim Hafez and Warda take the Arab world by storm in the 60s and 70s, was going through a new phase and the cassette format was the cause. As Rageb notes in his insightful liner notes: “This invention changed Egypt’s soundscape in the 1980’s and, for its youth, it opened the door to a search for a new cultural identity.” This radical change enabled many young musicians and producers to spread their music directly to consumers duplicating cassettes themselves. A new vibrant music scene erupted in Cairo blending their sound with trends coming from the US and Europe including, of course, Disco, Soul and Funk. The cream from this scene was soon picked up by the most daring labels, including Mohsen Gaber’s Alam El Phan, Sout El Hob and Americana. ‘Sharayet El Disco’ gives you a glimpse of these great tracks which – for most of them – were only ever released on cassette. The set is a unique insight into the diversity of the Egyptian Disco sound, from the pulsating Disco of “Hezeny” by Hany Shenouda’s Al Massrieen band to the boogie of Simone’s “Merci,” via Firkit El Asdekaa’s tongue-in-cheek “Eklib el Sheriet” (“turn the cassette to the other side”), produced by legendary Egyptian musician Ammar El Sherei. The music is both inventive and funky and played with both Western and Arab instruments proving that quality of Egyptian music. Carefully selected by Disco Arabesquo and remastered for vinyl, the set, designed by young Cairo based designer Heba Tarek, includes a colour insert featuring Moataz Rageb’s detailed liner notes and pictures of the original cassette artworks.
V.A. - Brasil Novo
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Brasil Novo
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Musica Macondo)
28,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
Musica Macondo unearths eight contemporary Afro Brazilian tracks on the compilation Brasil Novo, disseminating the rich and percussive heritage of black Brazil and Samba De Coco. Selected by DJs Tahira (São Paulo) and Tim Garcia (London), the diversity and positivity of Brazil shines, featuring elements of samba, Candomblé, batuques, jazz, folk and beyond, designed with the esoteric dancefloor in mind. UK label Musica Macondo place their focus on contemporary Brazilian and African diaspora on Brasil Novo, an eight track compilation of discovery, snare and tamborim heavy, showcasing both celebrated and unfamiliar artists south of the equator from the cities of Recife, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. With the aim of presenting and thus preserving these moments in music - some tracks like Dona Celia's O Bar and Toró Instrumental's Dunas never been released before - DJs and co-curators Tahira (São Paulo) and Tim Garcia (London) dig deep into the troves, avoiding mainstream Brazilian popular music clichés, and also giving a sense of what fuels their dancefloors and radio sets. It was their joint passion for record collecting, Djing and 'the dance' which, not surprisingly, brought these two leading figures within their respective scenes and cities together. The selection also includes tracks by Grupo Bongar, Renata Rosa and women's Afro Bloco, Ilú Obá De Min. DJ Tahira is a massive Brazilian music fan and has been on a research journey for a number of years, dedicated to the preservation and archiving of music made or influenced by black and indigenous Brazilians. Based out of São Paulo he has a particular interest in the history of Samba de Coco, a folkloric musical form that was very popular in, (and probably originated from), the northeast of Brazil, by slaves and indiginous people from working class backgrounds who came together, making a rhythmical mesh of sounds dating back hundreds of years and allowing them to carve a unique cultural identity. Ignored or disregarded as inferior by Brazil's predominantly white faced recording industry, there are few existing original recordings of this music from the twentieth century, relying instead on oral tradition and carnivals like those in Recife or Pernambuco. In recent times, there has been a flux of contemporary proponents who mix Samba de Coco with other contemporary Brazilian musical forms. Brasil Novo features both the roots, and more divergent fusions. Perhaps the best example of the Samba De Coco of old is from Dona Celia Coquista or Dona Celia do Coco as some people called her. She was a singer from Pernambuco who released only one album Nasci Com Dois Dentes in 2007 despite being an enormously important proponent of Samba De Coco for many years. She sadly passed 4 years later in 2011. The track O Bar features a plethora of local and native percussion instruments and a call and answer harmony of uplifting choir, a cacophony of positivity.
V.A. - Brazil 45 Volume 3 Curated By Kenny Dope Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
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Brazil 45 Volume 3 Curated By Kenny Dope Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
5x7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
43,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This special Record Store Day 5 x 45s collection comes packaged in a limited-edition Brazil 45 clamshell collector’s box.

The long-running relationship between Masters At Work and Mr Bongo has been a fruitful affair. Beginning in the 90s, it has included releases such as their seminal 'Brazilian Beat' 12" featuring Liliana, their magnificent rework of Atmosphere’s ‘Dancing In Outer Space’, and their recent hit Surprise Chef remixes 12". The influences of Brazilian music is evident in their DJ sets and productions, take the poly-rhythms of the 'Nervous Track’ as a prime example. We couldn't think of anyone more fitting to curate the third volume in our "Brazil 45 Boxset Curated by" series than one half of the MAW duo, the mighty Kenny Dope.

For his volume of the series, Kenny selected 10 knockout tracks from the golden era of Brazilian music. As you would expect from such a legend, he surpassed the brief of simply compiling the tracks, as he re-edited and remixed a number of his favourites especially for this boxset. Amongst these exclusives is a blazing, heavy psych-funk remix of Antonio Carlos & Jocafi's 'Quem Vem Lá’, and a hip-hop breakbeat bounce woven into Luli Lucinha E O Bando's folky-MPB beauty 'Flor Lilás’. Di Melo and Miguel De Deus are also given the Dopeman remix and edit treatment.

Kenny's selections pull out some forgotten classics and recently overlooked gems, many of which were once top of the want-lists for collectors in the 90s. These include Milton Banana Trio and the irresistible version of 'Berimbao' by Jayme Marques. Along with the Brazilian funk and jazzy-bossa dancefloor-oriented tracks, Kenny has also chosen the leftfield, deeper, trippy psychedelic folk sounds of Papete.

As with previous volumes, the selections are very personal and represent the individual sound and taste of the selector digging from the rich tapestry of Brazilian music. Its unique palate and stamp are exactly what you would expect from a Master At Work.
V.A. - Wamono Groove: Shakuhachi & Koto Jazz Funk '76 Black Vinyl Edition
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Wamono Groove: Shakuhachi & Koto Jazz Funk '76 Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (180g)
25,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following the already classic Wamono A to Z trilogy, 180g presents an exceptional collection of jazz funk / rare groove tunes recorded in the mid-seventies at the Nippon Columbia studios by three giants of Japanese music: arranger Kiyoshi Yamaya, koto legend Toshiko Yonekawa and shakuhachi master Kifu Mitsuhashi.

Born in 1932 in Tokyo, Kiyoshi Yamaya started his musical career in 1953 when he played in various jazz bands in town. In 1957, Yamaya joined Nobuo Hara’s famous jazz big band Sharps & Flats as a baritone saxophone player and started composing, arranging, and recording for them and other big bands. He became a key jazz figure in Japan in the sixties together with Norio Maeda and Keitaro Miho, both jazz pianists, composers and arrangers, by forming the Modern Jazz Three Association – which aimed at improving the level of Japanese jazz composition and arrangement. In the mid-seventies, his Contemporary Sound Orchestra explored jazz funk fusions with traditional Japanese melodies and instruments such as the shakuhachi, koto, biwa, and shamisen. These works were recorded for a series of panoramic Japanese albums released domestically on Denon and Nippon Columbia, from which the tracks on this compilation are taken from.

Toshiko Yonekawa, born 1913 in the city of Himeji, not so far from Osaka, is the eldest daughter of koto and shamisen master Kin’o Yonekawa. She started studying both instruments with her talented father from the age of 3, played in her first concert at 8, and was only 12 years old when she first appeared on national radio. Her unique style of koto playing is widely recognized due to the extreme accuracy of the intonation and rhythm, as well as the unequaled beauty of the instrument’s sonority. After a life decorated with awards and prizes, Toshiko Yonekawa was named a Living National Treasure in 1996.



Born in Tokyo in 1950, Kifu Mitsuhashi is a great master of Koto style shakuhachi. After completing the NHK Hōgaku Training Program in 1972, Mitsuhashi became a member of Pro Musica Nipponia, a group of leading composers and top-ranking musicians devoted to performing a wide-ranging repertoire of classical and contemporary compositions from both Japan and the West – in which all music is performed by traditional Japanese musical instruments. Mitsuhashi has toured the world for hundreds of recitals, also as a soloist, and has performed his art with the greatest ensembles such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Berliner Philharmoniker. In 2020, Kifu Mitsuhashi was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun.
V.A. - Jugotronic EP
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Jugotronic EP
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Black Pearl)
19,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
The Black Pearl is very proud to present our latest 7inch EP vinyl release with 5 songs, selected from the 80´s jugoslavian Disco, New Wave & Electronic Synth Pop scene with partly unreleased material from original studio & cassette tape, and private archives. The artists Denis & Denis, Igor Savin, Davor Rocco & Vinil Desant are not unknown when it comes to jugoslavian 80´s electronic Synth Pop. Denis & Denis is a croatian electropop music band from Rijeka, founded in 1982. The band released four studio albums. Igor Savin is a very famous Disco & Electronic Synth Pop musician & producer, who released 7 albums and is involved in noumerous song compositions. Davor Rocco is a croatian bass player, composer and producer & owner of Studio Rocco & Partner. He was part of the band "spektar", the band of which we have reissued an album in 2015. Vinil Desant is the secret tip and a more unknown project by Ivica Druzak on Casio Vl-1, Boss Dr-55 & Zoran on guitar, recorded on Zoran's cassette player. We are more than happy to present our circle of vinyl lovers some of the peaks of jugaslavian Synth Pop Electronic 80´s scene, that are partly unreleased & nearly impossible to get on vinyl and we hope you can enjoy it the same as we do ! Big thanks to Višeslav Laboš who is part of the compilement of this release.
V.A. - Studio Ghibli Box Set Clear Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Studio Ghibli Box Set Clear Vinyl Edition
5x7" | 2019 | JP | Reissue (Studi Ghibli)
99,99 €*
Release:2019 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Soundtracks
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Theme songs from the movies “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” which was released 35 years ago, “Castle in the Sky” and “My Neighbor Totoro” have been loved by many people up until now and even appeared in music textbooks. The original 7” singles will be reissued and included in the box set. Remastered for this time, you can enjoy the vinyl only sound. We hope you experience the greatness of vinyl record.
V.A. - Go Ahead Punk Make My Day Record Store Day 2022 Orange Splatter Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Go Ahead Punk Make My Day Record Store Day 2022 Orange Splatter Vinyl Edition
LP | 1996 | Reissue (Craft)
37,99 €*
Release:1996 / Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Any ’90s punk fan will surely remember coveting a copy of Go Ahead Punk... Make My Day—a classic sampler CD from Nitro Records. Originally released in 1996, the album delivered early cuts from some of the biggest names in West Coast punk, including AFI, the Offspring, and the Vandals. Available for the very first time on vinyl, Go Ahead Punk... Make My Day features ten high-energy tracks from AFI, Guttermouth, Jughead’s Revenge, The Vandals, and The Offspring, including the latter band’s cover of “Hey Joe”—a long-sought-after fan favorite, which was previously exclusive to this compilation. Pressed on orange splatter vinyl.
V.A. - Paisa' Got Soul - Soul, Aor & Disco In Italy
V.A.
Paisa' Got Soul - Soul, Aor & Disco In Italy
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
34,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This summer, dive with us into the often-overlooked sea of late '70s/early '80s Italian Soul, AOR and Disco. Compiled by journalist, producer and digger extraordinaire David Nerattini (with a little help from our own Pierpaolo De Sanctis), Paisa' GOT Soul is the smooth and near-danceable soundtrack to a decade that is somehow still with us. A time of gentle grooves, summer loves and sweet escapism – one beautifully captured by Claude Nori in his photographs of Italian beaches and summer holidays. Welcome to the mood of an era.
V.A. - Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Extended 12
V.A.
Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Extended 12" Versions
12" | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
12,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Great additional 12inch single package, including exclusive extended versions by Nick The Records, Waxist and Charles Maurice.
V.A. - Blue Note Re:Imagined II Indie Exclusive Crystal Clear Vinyl Edition
V.A. - For The Love Of You
V.A. - OST Lost Highway Splatter Colored Vinyl Edition
V.A.
OST Lost Highway Splatter Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1996 | US | Reissue (Waxwork)
49,99 €*
Release:1996 / US – Reissue
Genre:Soundtracks
Waxwork Records is proud to release Lost Highway Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. In celebration of the film’s 25th Anniversary, the prodigious soundtrack produced by Trent Reznor and David Lynch is available via Waxwork on Friday, May 20th as a deluxe double LP featuring re-mastered audio, new design, 150 gram colored vinyl, high quality packaging, and more.

Released in 1997, Lost Highway is a neo-noir film co-written and directed by David Lynch and stars Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, and Robert Blake. The film’s surreal narrative follows a musician who begins receiving mysterious VHS tapes of him and his wife in their home, and who is suddenly convicted of murder, after which he inexplicably disappears and is replaced by a young mechanic leading a different life. Director David Lynch has described it as “psychogenic fugue” rather than a conventionally logical story.

The film’s soundtrack features an original score by Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive) and Barry Adamson, as well as songs by artists such as David Bowie, Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, Lou Reed, Marilyn Manson, and Rammstein. In New Orleans, Lynch collaborated with musician Trent Reznor. Two songs by Reznor and Nine Inch Nails, “The Perfect Drug” and “Driver Down”, were specifically composed for the film. Reznor then produced the soundtrack album. The album reached No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and reached Gold status in the United States.

Waxwork Record is thrilled to present the Lost Highway original soundtrack as a deluxe 25th Anniversary double LP featuring re-mastered audio, colored vinyl, old style tip-on gatefold jackets with matte satin coating, design by Matt Needle, and a heavyweight insert art print.

Lost Highway 25th Anniversary Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Features:

The Complete Soundtrack and Score

2xLP 150 Gram Splatter Colored Vinyl

Old Style Tip-On Gatefold Jackets

Design by Matt Needle

Heavyweight Insert and Art Print
V.A. - Planet Love 2: Early Transmissions 1990-95
V.A.
Planet Love 2: Early Transmissions 1990-95
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Safe Trip)
26,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Following the success of the first Planet Love compilation, Safe Trip has delved even deeper into the roots and formative years of trance music. The result is a vivid snapshot of heady, trance-inducing music released between 1990 and ’95.

Like its predecessor, Planet Love 2 does not deliver a straightforward chronological run-down of influential ‘proto-trance’ cuts and key early anthems. Instead, it casts its’ net far wider for inspiration, joining the dots between trance-inducing tracks in a disparate mixture of interconnected styles.

Before trance became rigidly defined in the late 1990s, the term was more loosely used as a descriptor, with the tag variously being attached to tracks that combined elements of techno, ambient, breakbeat, deep house, electronica, progressive house, acid, tribal and new beat. What unified these disparate musical strands was an emphasis on groove, melody, atmosphere and – more often than not – psychedelic intent.

You’ll find all this and more amongst the 12 colourful and emotive tracks from around the world that make up Planet Love 2. The hard-to-pigeonhole, early ‘90s New York rave scene is represented by the immersive ambient of Lazer Worshippers’ ‘Free Flight’, Revelation’s trippy gem ‘First Power (Domination Dub)’ and the delay-laden drums, held-note new wave chords and psychedelic electronics of ‘Time Warp’ by Moodswings.

The UK’s rarely discussed role in the development of early trance – often via tracks that touched on ambient techno and progressive house – is represented by the Obsession Project’s prototype melodic trance obscurity ‘Untitled Part 3’, the Arc’s fast-then-slow rework of The Moody Boyz ‘The Pygmy Song (Nocturnal Version)’ and ‘X O Surf’ from The Deep, a breakbeat-driven workout that defies easy categorization.

Naturally, the popularity of early trance in Europe is reflected in the track listing, too. Check the formative progressive trance of French producer Innertales’ ‘Odysee’, two tracks from Italy (T.E.W’s ‘Doubt Int’ and Alien Signal’s melodic ‘Deep Sky Delights’), and a trio of often overlooked cuts by German artists (early Svan Vath number ‘L’Esperanza’, the Jam El Mar co-produced ‘We Come in Piece (Desert Mix)’ by Dance 2 Trance, and ‘A Source’, the opening track from Tobias Beldermann’s first EP as Redeye.

Offering a deeper and more diverse definition of early trance than volume one and packed to the rafters with sought-after and overlooked gems, Planet Love 2 is a fitting follow-up to Safe Trip’s first collection of formative trance treats.
V.A. - OST Jackie Brown Blue Vinyl Edition
V.A. - OST La La Land Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
OST La La Land Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Interscope)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
“La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” is the soundtrack album to the 2016 film “La La Land”. The soundtrack album was released through Interscope Records December 2016. The album has peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 and number 1 on the UK Albums Chart.

“La La Land” is a 2016 American musical drama written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. The film's title refers both to the city of Los Angeles and to the idiom for being out of touch with reality.

The songs and score for “La La Land” were composed and orchestrated by Justin Hurwitz, Chazelle's Harvard University classmate, who also worked on his two prior films. The lyrics were written by Pasek and Paul, except for "Start a Fire", which was written by John Stephens (John Legend), Hurwitz, Marius de Vries and Angélique Cinélu.
V.A. - In Search Of Tomorrow (Original Documentary Soundtrack) Clear W/ Purple & Blacksplatter Vinyl Edition
V.A.
In Search Of Tomorrow (Original Documentary Soundtrack) Clear W/ Purple & Blacksplatter Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
29,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
Preorder shipping from 09.12.2022
From an exceptional documentary comes an even more exceptional soundtrack. Boasting 10 mega tracks, NRW is proud to present "In Search of Tomorrow (Original Documentary Soundtrack)". A must listen for all lovers of Sci-Fi and everything in between.
V.A. - In Search Of Tomorrow (Original Documentary Soundtrack) Clear W/ Pink & Blue Splatter Vinyl Edition
V.A.
In Search Of Tomorrow (Original Documentary Soundtrack) Clear W/ Pink & Blue Splatter Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
29,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
Preorder shipping from 09.12.2022
From an exceptional documentary comes an even more exceptional soundtrack. Boasting 10 mega tracks, NRW is proud to present "In Search of Tomorrow (Original Documentary Soundtrack)". A must listen for all lovers of Sci-Fi and everything in between.
V.A. - Chillhop Winter Essentials Winter 2021 White Colored Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Chillhop Winter Essentials Winter 2021 White Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Chillhop)
30,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Chillhop Music closes out the year with Essentials Winter 2020, a seasonal compilation featuring 25 curated tracks meant to soundtrack the cold months ahead.



Beginning back in 2016 and continuing with four releases a year, Chillhop Music’s Essentials series welcomes its 20th compilation in the form of Winter 2020. What better way to end a stressful and chaotic year than with 66 minutes of comfort and relaxation?



The 2xLP features 25 hip-hop instrumentals showcasing the best of Chillhop Music. From lofi to jazzhop to funk and ambient, this curated selection provides over an hour of atmospheric soundscapes and cozy beats.



Wherever you are in the world – whether up north experiencing snowfall or down south with a heatwave – we hope that this compilation helps to close out your year. A tough year for everyone, but we’re happy to still be here, enjoying good music with you.
V.A. - Sunset Chill Best Of 20 Years
V.A.
Sunset Chill Best Of 20 Years
4LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Kontor)
64,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
Die ’’Kontor Sunset Chill’’-Reihe ist seit Jahren die beliebteste und erfolgreichste Serie in ihrem Segment und verfügt über eine feste Fangemeinde. Das 20jährige Jubiläum der Serie wird daher mit einer extra fetten 4cd- & 4LP-Jubiläumsbox für alle eingefleischten Fans und auch Neueinsteiger zelebriert! Ein gechillter Mix aus 80 Deep House & Chillout Perlen sowie dem Besten aus 20 Jahren „Sunset Chill“ lässt garantiert den Alltagsstress vergessen und entspanntes Urlaubsfeeling aufkommen. Insgesamt ein Soundcocktail der für jeden Geschmack etwas bereithält und in keinem Urlaubsgepäck fehlen sollte. Die streng limitierte 4 LP-Box enthält einige echte Raritäten und Tracks die erstmalig auf Vinyl erscheinen werden.
V.A. - Exhale VA003 Part 3
V.A.
Exhale VA003 Part 3
12" | 2022 | EU | Original (Exhale)
11,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Nico Moreno, Ley Mar, X-Alox, Lucinee & Lifka & Swart. Exhale Records is back with a colossal techno compilation featuring 14 powerful tracks from 16 hard-hitting producers. Amelie Lens'event series / label hybrid sets the pace for the rest of the year with a formidable lineup of artists on this compilation, soon to be followed with the Exhale family debuting its party series in none other than the revered Dc10 in Ibiza this summer. On the last leg of the record, with 'I'm From 1994 Dude' Nico Moreno features a true Moreno production with industrial elements and a slamming acid sequence. 'What U Get' by Ley Mar is next with scuffed metal textures, minimal rave stabs and rumbling, dark synths. X-Alox picks up the pace with '260%' an energetic weapon with chaotic drum sequences and a sharp sliced-up vocal breakdown at the mid-way point. Lucinee & Lifka team up for galactic track 'In Rage', with an echoed vocal hook, resounding alarm and rolling kick drum. On a high with spiking synths, stretched out melodies and a pulsating kick that entrances listeners down to the final beat Swart lastly closes the compilation.
V.A. - OST Last Night In Soho Red & Blue Vinyl Edition
V.A. - Exhale VA003 Part 2
V.A.
Exhale VA003 Part 2
12" | 2022 | EU | Original (Exhale)
11,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Farrago, Mython, Arma, Krl Mx & Roüge. Exhale Records is back with a colossal techno compilation featuring 14 powerful tracks from 16 hard-hitting producers. Amelie Lens'event series / label hybrid sets the pace for the rest of the year with a formidable lineup of artists on this compilation, soon to be followed with the Exhale family debuting its party series in none other than the revered Dc10 in Ibiza this summer. Exhale mainstay Farrago is up next with tight percussion and slick sound fragments dancing around the harder elements of his production 'Hard Dimension'. Berlin's Mython contributes 'Double Defender', a driving cut with a muscular groove and walloping bass. Taking the reins next is Arma, who uses rave stabs, reverbs and metallic synths to create eerie stomper 'Seraphin'. Krl Mx doesn't hold back with sinister synths and a ferocious kick & bass combo in galloping cut 'Before I Forget Your Voice'. Roüge contributes 'Ratchet' -a gut-punching track with a grizzly bassline and melodic bleeps.
V.A. - Exhale VA003 Part 1
V.A.
Exhale VA003 Part 1
12" | 2022 | EU | Original (Exhale)
11,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Amelie Lens, Proxyma, Basswell & Caravel. Exhale Records is back with a colossal techno compilation featuring 14 powerful tracks from 16 hard-hitting producers. Amelie Lens'event series / label hybrid sets the pace for the rest of the year with a formidable lineup of artists on this compilation, soon to be followed with the Exhale family debuting its party series in none other than the revered Dc10 in Ibiza this summer. Label head Amelie Lens opens with her signature vocals in the fiery but haunting 'All Of You' and is followed by three formidable producers. Dark techno dynamo Proxyma continues with breakneck speed with 'Schwarze Funktion', while Basswell's composition 'Troublemaker' injects a mischievous energy. Caravel follows with textural banger 'Queen of Darkness', armed with volatile keys and a warbling, warped bassline.
V.A. - Cumbia Sabrosa
V.A.
Cumbia Sabrosa
3x7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Rocafort)
27,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
With this new set, Rocafort Records digs deep into the vaults of the fabled Colombian label Discos Fuentes to bring you six vintage tropical sound system bangers in the cumbia genre. It just so happens that all six of these tracks are considered classics in the Mexican "sonidero" scene and have been since the 1970s. It's not hard to see why, since they will make everyone dance whether they know what a cumbia is or not.

However most of the original 45s from that era are either very hard to find, far too expensive, or have been abused (some with the center labels erased), so here we present with this collection your very own sonidero "crate starter" with remastered sound and liner notes by DJ Bongohead that tell the story behind the tracks.
V.A. - Luke Una Presents E-Soul Cultura
V.A.
Luke Una Presents E-Soul Cultura
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
30,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
With some of the best DJs and selectors there is a certain mysterious sound or underlying feeling which unites the music they play, regardless of genre, year or tempo. Luke Una is a master of telling a story through music and this compilation is a perfect example of his musical alchemy in action. Featuring tracks from Yusef Lateef, Airto Moreira, Crooked Man, Henri Texier and many more, it is a collection of new, old, rare and under-discovered music from around the world, all united by Luke under the banner of “E-Soul Cultura”.

It’s best described by Luke himself, who writes: “As the 5AM city sleeps and the strobe lights are slowly turned off, we gather on the wrong side of town in a transcendental journey alone together. We are the late night disenfranchised holding on in various after parties, flats, lofts, random kitchens and basements into the outer cosmos with É Soul Cultura. Music from exotic tear jerkers, Afro-spiritual jazz, cosmic Brazilian celestial grooves, machine street soul, dark horses, lost B-sides, £1 bargain-bin bombs, hidden gems, late night Italo dubbing, deep velvet N.Y.C garage, bass buggin sonic futurism, wrong speed 33bpm pitched up +8 new beat, majestic sunset strings, sweet vocals from heaven, no half steppin jazz dancing in outer-space and odd numbers. Yes… magical moments, together, holding on in witness protection suburban cul-de-sacs and Castle Court flats. Cosmic É high, 3000ft above the city getting evangelical to murky, wonky timeless beautiful music. This thing of ours dreaming of better days. Fail we may, sail we must, the sun will come up again.”

Beginning his career as an original Sheffield house young blood in the mid 1980s, Luke’s move to Manchester and partnership with Justin Crawford saw the birth of Electric Chair, a cornerstone cult night in the UK underground club scene, and later Electric Elephant, a Croatian festival paying homage to their wild eclecticism from Balearic to Brazilian to E soul, house, disco and techno. Luke’s much loved, long running Homoelectric night and more recently Homobloc sell out festival for 10,000 souls has been at the forefront of Manchester’s Lgbtq cultural landscape.

Luke’s Friday evening show on Worldwide FM has captured imaginations and has already become a cult four hour must-listen monthly journey with fans all over the world. Today Luke remains, as ever, at the forefront of a changing scene, pairing the momentous legacy of Manchester’s 80s and 90s scene with the delivery of what today’s club communities need to get down.
V.A. - Trax 01 - Drum & Bass
V.A. - Wamono A To Z Volume III - Japanese Light Mellow Funk, Disco & Boogie 1978-1988 Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Wamono A To Z Volume III - Japanese Light Mellow Funk, Disco & Boogie 1978-1988 Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (180g)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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.

For this third chapter of the acclaimed Wamono series, Yoshizawa and Chintam unheart some of the best and rarest light mellow funk tunes and disco boogie bangers produced in Japan between 1978 and 1988. 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!
V.A. - OST Man Of Steel Silver & Black Marbled Vinyl Edition
V.A.
OST Man Of Steel Silver & Black Marbled Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2013 | EU | Reissue (Music On Vinyl)
33,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Soundtracks
Preorder shipping from 22.07.2022
Man of Steel is the soundtrack to the same-titled film, composed by Hans Zimmer. The film was directed by Zack Snyder, written by David S. Goyer from a story by him and Christopher Nolan. The film follows Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) who learns he is a superpowered alien from the planet Krypton. He assumes the role of Superman and prevents General Zod (Michael Shannon) from destroying humanity.

The score, composed by Zimmer, rose to #4 on iTunes during the first week of its release and entered the Billboard 200 at #9 with 32.000 copies sold. Hans Zimmer has crafted an entirely new set of themes for Man of Steel, which is grittier and darker than ever. It earned him the Brit Award for 'Composer of the Year'.

Man Of Steel is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on silver & black marbled vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with silver-spot varnish on the Superman logo on the front cover. The vinyl package includes a 4-page insert and a fridge magnet.
V.A. - Late Night Tales: At The Movies
V.A. - Electronic Jugoton Volume 1 - Synthetic Music From Yugoslavia 1964-1989
V.A. - French Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 3: 1977-1987
V.A.
French Disco Boogie Sounds Volume 3: 1977-1987
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
They say that good things come in threes… it must be true and Favorite Recordings also proudly presents the third edition of its acclaimed French Disco Boogie Sounds compilation series.
Like on prior volumes, the complete tracklist is selected by label head honcho, Charles Maurice (aka Pascal Rioux), who’s unearthed 13 more forgotten and hidden tracks, all produced whether in France, in French, or by French artists between 1977 and 1987.
With most of these titles now very hard to find in their original edition and unknown by many, this compilation should be a must have for any Disco-Boogie-Funk music lover and collector.
Fully remastered from originals at The Carvery Cut (UK), French Disco Boogie Sounds Vol.3 (1977-1987, selected by Charles Maurice) is presented by Favorite Recordings in a gatefold vinyl double LP and as CD.
V.A. - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 1
V.A.
Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 1
2LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
26,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The first instalment in our new ‘Mr Bongo Record Club’ compilation series – a
selection of favourites, recent discoveries and sought after obscurities, which
form the basis of our DJ sets and our radio show of the same name. Including
cuts by Claudia, Cortex, Dave Pike Set, Fruko, Neno Exporta Som, Connie
Laverne, Barbosa and more.
The original concept for ‘Mr Bongo Record Club’ was a radio show that allowed
us to air our treasured record collections, recorded and broadcast once a
month. We wanted to create an outlet free from any genre or BPM restrictions,
not constrained by the need to beat-mix every record, a space where we could
play latest finds alongside favourites. The only self-imposed rule being that
it had to be played from vinyl.
We have always DJ’d across-the-board, but playing in an eclectic way hasn’t
always been easy. Recently DJ’s such as MCDE, Floating Points, Nick The Record,
Leon Vynehall, Four Tet, Jeremy Underground, Antal (Rush Hour), Sassy J and
Young Marco – to name a few – have opened things up with very diverse sets to
younger audiences; Brazilian samba-rock, next to modern soul, highlife, disco,
boogie, jazz, house, techno and beyond.
We’re seeing a rare groove like sensibility. A shift towards the attitude of
legendary club nights hosted by the likes of Mr Scruff and Gilles Peterson,
where you could hear house, hip hop, Turkish funk, boogie, jazz, dub and Latin
back to back. At the same time it isn't a nostalgic or retro movement, people
have a progressive attitude and a thirst for new-old music. It is a vibrant and
exciting time – we are proud to be a part of it.
V.A. - French Disco Boogie Sounds: 1975-1984
V.A.
French Disco Boogie Sounds: 1975-1984
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Favorite)
19,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Helped by a close connoisseur friend, DJ and collector Charles Maurice presents a fine selection of what he thinks represent best the amazing energy of this specific movement and period. With 10 rare titles, all produced between 1975 and 1984, he shows a perfect picture of what you could find in French record stores at that time!
V.A. - OST Pulp Fiction
V.A.
OST Pulp Fiction
LP | 1994 | EU | Reissue (MCA)
21,99 €*
Release:1994 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Soundtracks
Classic soundtrack to a classic movie!
V.A. - Get It Right: Afro Dub Funk & Punk Of Recreational Records '81-'82
V.A.
Get It Right: Afro Dub Funk & Punk Of Recreational Records '81-'82
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Emotional Rescue)
29,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Reggae / Dancehall
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
Emotional Rescue returns to what it does best by unearthing musical gems of the British post punk scene with a double pack compilation of Bristol's short lived Recreational Records. Teaming up with Bristol Archive Records, 10 songs are remastered, reissued and cut loud for DJs and collectors. What is most striking is, although created in the space of just two years, with a disparate collection of artists, musicians and producers coming together, the music holds a considerable cohesive sound. Set up in 1981 by Bristol based shop, Revolver Records, Recreational was formed as an independent label with its own distribution, as part of the co-operative, Cartel. The label was a natural progression from the shop's punk's DIY aesthetic, acting as a hang out and inspiration for local artists from Mark Stewart to later staff member, Daddy G. 'Get It Right' starts with a one-off project in Scream + Dance, who similarly, alongside local bands Glaxo Babies, Maximum Joy and Rip Rig & Panic, explored post-punk with funk and jazz all underpinned with heavy tribal and dub influenced rhythms. 'In Rhythm', with its infectious groove, acts as a call to arms for the compilation, coming in two parts, the latter dropping away to explore the links with dub. Next is possibly the label's biggest band in Talisman, going on to be active up to today, their release 'Run Come Girl / Wicked Dem' are both featured in long 12" mixes that explore the classic 'discomix' of vocal and dub in longform. Animal Magic lead with the pack's title, 'Get It Right' a short-driven punk funk burst that captures the label's sound to perfection. However, much of the compilation is given over to the more experimental side of the bands, with a high percentage the B sides where they headed to the mixing desk for echo chambered dub inspired versions. X-Certs' 'Untogether; Electric Guitars' 'Don't Wake The Baby' and Animal Magic's 'Trash The Blad' are culled from the flips of various 7" singles and all are a fusion of percussive rhythms, studio trickery and dub inspired techniques, played out against the "Do it Yourself" aesthetic of the time. To complete is London based, soukous, kwela and afrobeat inspired collective, Ivory Coasters' 'Mungaka Makossa' and two rhythmic curveballs by Scream + Dance in 'Giocometti Wicked Mix)' and their riotous (and short) closer, 'In Pink & Black'. "Get it right this time, get it right!".
V.A. - Wamono A To Z Volume II - Japanese Funk 1970-1977 Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Wamono A To Z Volume II - Japanese Funk 1970-1977 Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (180g)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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!
V.A. - OST Stranger Things: Music From The Netflix Original Series
V.A. - Bonzai Compilation II - Extreme Chapter White Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Bonzai Compilation II - Extreme Chapter White Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Bonzai Classics)
30,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
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2LP gatefold, white Colored Vinyl, limited 500 copies, numbered. Take a trip down memory lane and relive the early 90's with Bonzai's second foray into the compilation arena - Extreme Chapter.Originally released on CD only in 1993, the sound of the underground rose up to the masses, showcasing a plethora of top tracks and a rising talent pool within the Belgian electronic music scene
V.A. - OST Ghostbusters: Afterlife
V.A. - Pinup Girls Love To Love Record Store Day 2022 Blue Vinyl Edition
V.A. - Ritmo Fantasía: Balearic Spanish Synth-Pop, Boogie And House (1982-1992)
V.A.
Ritmo Fantasía: Balearic Spanish Synth-Pop, Boogie And House (1982-1992)
3LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Soundway)
32,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The 21 track selection curated by Trujillo, a Venezuelan producer, DJ and record collector based in Berlin, explores the forgotten corners of the 1980s and early 90s Spanish music scene. Veering through early bleep and hip house, electro, boogie, Iberian pop and much more, it has broad appeal to both Balearic heads and diggers alike. Serendipitously, the cover art for the compilation is an original work by Yves Uro, a figurehead of Ibiza’s party scene from the 70s and 80s and whose visionary poster artwork became representative of the white isle. While some of the artists or producers on the compilation went on to have notable careers, many of the tracks selected here represent “one-offs” for the artists, and on occasion the labels as well. These sometimes self-released, privatelypressed productions, on short-lived imprints with names like Cantos and Prismatic, document the nascent clubland communities - from the capital, to major cities to the north, and east, and also smaller locales, coastal towns such as Marbella, Gijón, and Cádiz. Ritmo Fantasía is the result of over a decade’s worth of record collecting by DJ Trujillo, searching out bespoke stores, markets, and dealers. For the first time ever, it brings to light and groups together some hidden gems from an era that without it, would likely remain hidden from view.
V.A. - Naya Beat Volume 1: South Asian Dance And Electronic Music 1983-1992
V.A.
Naya Beat Volume 1: South Asian Dance And Electronic Music 1983-1992
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Naya Beat)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Naya Beat Records is proud to present its release Naya Beat Volume 1: South Asian Dance and Electronic Music 1983-1992. This is the first in a series of compilations and full-length album reissues dedicated to uncovering hidden electronic and dance music gems from the overlooked ‘80s and ‘90s South Asian music scene.The compilation features future classics from India, Pakistan, the U.K., Canada, Guyana andSuriname released between 1983 and 1992. From East-West’s dancefloor filler "Can't Face The Night (Club Mix)" to Remo’s balearic masterpiece "Jungle Days" (off his seminal album Bombay City!) to other disco, synth-pop, and balearic dancefloor bangers from artists like Babla & His Orchestra, Sheila Chandra, Bappi Lahiri and Asha Puthli to name a few, this double album includes highly sought after, previously never reissued and otherwise impossible to find grails.The double album has been mastered by multi Grammy-nominated Frank Merritt at his mastering studio The Carvery and includes some killer remixes and edits by Naya Beat co-founders Turbotito and Ragz.Turbotito and Ragz have this to say about the release: “We’ve spent the last year meticulously remastering some of the coolest finds from our collection and have had the honor of working in close partnership with many of the original artists. We are beyond excited to bring this music out to a new generation of dance and electronic music lovers.”Founded by former Poolside member Filip Nikolic (Turbotito) and DJ and record collector RaghavMani (Ragz) Naya Beat (loosely translated from Hindi as “New Beat”) is building on the success of seminal South Asian dance and electronic reissues like Rupa Disco Jazz and Charanjit Singh’s iconic Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat. Turbotito and Ragz have spent years digging for records in the most unusual places, from the crowded and dusty markets of New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to the Guyanese corner shops in Jamaica, Queens, to the Surinamese record stores in Amsterdam and the South Asian communities of London and Birmingham. They have amassed an exceptionally deep treasure trove of dance and groove based music that has never been reissued. Electronic Music 1983-1992. This is the first in a series of compilations and full-length album reissues dedicated to uncovering hidden electronic and dance music gems from the overlooked ‘80s and ‘90s South Asian music scene. The compilation features future classics from India, Pakistan, the U.K., Canada, Guyana and Suriname released between 1983 and 1992. From East-West’s dancefloor filler "Can't Face The Night (Club Mix)" to Remo’s balearic masterpiece "Jungle Days" (off his seminal album Bombay City!) to other disco, synth-pop, and balearic dancefloor bangers from artists like Babla & His Orchestra, Sheila Chandra, Bappi Lahiri and Asha Puthli to name a few, this double album includes highly sought after, previously never reissued and otherwise impossible to find grails. The double album has been mastered by multi Grammy-nominated Frank Merritt at his mastering studio The Carvery and includes some killer remixes and edits by Naya Beat co-founders Turbotito and Ragz. Turbotito and Ragz have this to say about the release: “We’ve spent the last year meticulously remastering some of the coolest finds from our collection and have had the honor of working in close partnership with many of the original artists. We are beyond excited to bring this music out to a new generation of dance and electronic music lovers.” Founded by former Poolside member Filip Nikolic (Turbotito) and DJ and record collector Raghav Mani (Ragz) Naya Beat (loosely translated from Hindi as “New Beat”) is building on the success of seminal South Asian dance and electronic reissues like Rupa Disco Jazz and Charanjit Singh’s iconic Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat. Turbotito and Ragz have spent years digging for records in the most unusual places, from the crowded and dusty markets of New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to the Guyanese corner shops in Jamaica, Queens, to the Surinamese record stores in Amsterdam and the South Asian communities of London and Birmingham. They have amassed an exceptionally deep treasure trove of dance and groovebased music that has never been reissued
V.A. - In Search Of Darkness - Part II Green w/ Red Splatter Vinyl Edition (Original Documentary Soundtrack)
V.A.
In Search Of Darkness - Part II Green w/ Red Splatter Vinyl Edition (Original Documentary Soundtrack)
LP | 2020 | US | Reissue (New Retro Wave)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Reissue
Genre:Soundtracks
Part 2 of the In Search of Darkness Soundtrack is OUT NOW!
This Halloween will be an insane one! Presenting Part 2 of the "In Search of Darkness"Soundtrack. More grit, grime and Darksynth awaits you.
V.A. - Music From Saharan Whatsapp
V.A.
Music From Saharan Whatsapp
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Sahel Sounds)
22,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In 2020, Sahel Sounds hosted a project called Music from Saharan WhatsApp. This series consisted of ephemeral digital EPs, documenting live performances by some of the most exciting acts in the Sahel playing music, including Nigerién techno, wedding rock, Woodabe guitar, WZN, traditional music, Mandingue music, and more. Responding to an open call from our network of artists, musicians recorded a handful of tracks on their cellphone and sent them over the popular mobile app WhatsApp. Each session was hosted for a month on Bandcamp and sold on a sliding scale, with all profits wired directly to the musicians. After a month, the EP would disappear, replaced by another one. Now, some of the label's favorite tracks from this series are collected for the first time outside of Bandcamp as the Music from Saharan WhatsApp compilation LP. This LP features tracks by established Sahel Sounds artists such as Etran de L'Aïr, Hama, Alkibar Jr, Amaria Hamadaler (of Les Filles de Illighadad), and artists new to the label like Bounaly and Andal Sukabe.
V.A. - OST Summer Of Soul
V.A. - Greensleeves Ganja Anthems Green Vinyl Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
V.A. - The Sundowners EP
V.A.
The Sundowners EP
12" | 2022 | US | Original (Upstairs Asylum)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Upstairs Asylum returns with another killer compilation 12"
V.A. - Saturno 2000
V.A.
Saturno 2000
2LP | 2022 | Original (Analog Africa)
35,99 €*
Release:2022 / Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
In 2010, I had asked Eamon Ore-Giron - aka DJ Lengua - if he would be interested in compiling a Latin project for Analog Africa, and if so, if he had a theme in mind. He replied, “Have you ever heard of rebajada?“ The question mark above my head, together with the wall of China, must have been the only other object visible from out of space because Eamon, probably noticing I got paralysed, continued, “Rebajada in Spanish means “to reduce, to lower”. It’s basically Mexican sonideros (sound-system operators) slowing down the beat of a Cumbia to create a much more tangible music to dance to. I’ll send you a mix I made last year and let me know what you think.“ And so he did.

That mix was called Rebajada Mota Mix and I began listening to it on a loop. Although I was not immediately hooked it was intriguing from the get-go, and so I kept listening until magic began unfolding. Slowed down music allows you enough time to hear right through it, revealing itself in ways I had rarely experienced before. Everything became more transparent and I was noticing sounds normally only perceptible by bats. A near psychedelic experience. That mysterious mix included a few Ecuadorian songs by Junior y su Equipo - aka Polibio Mayorga (a cult figure in the sonidero scene), a couple of Mexican tunes, one Colombian, and various Peruvian songs, undoubtedly the driving force behind this project.

The sonidero who brought Peruvian and Ecuadorian music to Mexico was the legendary Pablo Perea from Sonido Arco-Iris, and although his fingerprints are all over the compilation Saturno 2000, this selection of songs in rebajada is exclusive to DJ Lengua. With the exception of a few classics from Polibio Mayorga and La Sampuesana – the queen of all rebajadas – most of these songs were probably never performed as such before, let alone released.

So how did rebajada come to be? In a nutshell; Rebajada started with two families of brothers – the Pereas and the Ortegas – who travelled all over Latin America and returned to Mexico with heavy loads of records which they would sell to the various sonideros always on the lookout for new tunes. Colombian beats especially seemed to fit almost perfectly with the Mexican dance steps – but they were just a bit too fast. As a result some sonideros began experimenting with equipment, and Marco Antonio Cedillo of Sonido Imperial created a revolutionary pitching system that could slow records down to an extent other players could only dream about. And so rebajada was born . . . or so we thought.

At the same time in north of the country, in Monterrey, sonidero Gabriel Dueñez almost got electrocuted by a short circuit that nearly set his record player on fire. As a result the platter started spinning in slow motion for the rest of the party, turning Cumbia into a different affair altogether. The youngsters went crazy for it and started harassing the sonidero with requests to record cassettes for them. Reluctant at first, Dueñez finally began recording a series of pirated cassettes called “Rebajada” which included mainly Colombian cumbia and porro in slow-mo exclusively. Those tapes took the city by storm and turned rebajada into a celebrated and defiant movement of the youth.

Of course it would not be a Mexican urban legend if it didn’t include dramaturgical elements, and so for nearly 30 years, until this day and probably for ever, both cities have been arguing and claiming ownership the creation of rebajada for themselves. But sonidera Joyce Musicolor, who never has time for such trivial arguments, got straight to the point: “Rebajada, and the equipment to perform it, is from here [Mexico City] but it was Monterrey that popularised it.“
V.A. - Bravo Hits 30 Jahre
V.A. - OST Inside Llewyn Davis
V.A.
OST Inside Llewyn Davis
LP | 2013 | EU | Original (Nonesuch)
32,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Soundtracks
The album includes 12 new recordings made especially for the film and soundtrack plus an existing recording by Dave Van Ronk. Also featured is a never-before-released version of Bob Dylan performing his song “Farewell,” which was recorded during the sessions for his album The Times They Are A-Changin' and is available exclusively on this soundtrack.
V.A. - Penrose Showcase Volume 1
V.A. - Songs Of Gastarbeiter 2
V.A. - Polyphonic Cosmos: Sonic Innovations In Japan (1980-1986) Compiled By JD Twitch
V.A.
Polyphonic Cosmos: Sonic Innovations In Japan (1980-1986) Compiled By JD Twitch
2x12" | 2022 | EU | Original (Cease And Desist)
33,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
Ever since he made his first trip to Japan to DJ, Optimo Music founder JD Twitch has been bewitched by Japanese music, and particularly the vibrant, imaginative, and often far-sighted sounds which emerged from the island nation during the 1980s. Now he’s put years of digging in Japanese record shops to good use on Polyphonic Cosmos, the latest release on his compilation-focused Cease & Desist imprint.

Subtitled ‘A Beginners Guide to Japan In The ‘80s’, the collection offers a personal selection of Japanese gems recorded and released between 1981 and ’86 – a period when advances in recording and musical technology offered the nation’s artists and producers a whole new tool kit to employ. When combined with the unique musical culture of Japan, where local traditions are frequently fused with Western styles to create timeless, off-kilter aural fusions, this embrace of locally pioneered music technology had spectacular, often unusual results.

Eight years in the making, Polyphonic Cosmos provides an endlessly entertaining musical snapshot of Japanese music of the early-to-mid ‘80s with all of the open-minded eclecticism and sonic twists that you would expect from the Glasgow-based DJ.

Compare and contrast, for example, the gently breezy, morning-fresh folk-plus-electronics bliss of ‘ばら二曲 Baranikyoku (Fellini&Rota)’ by World Standard – the most familiar alias of long-serving musician/producer Sohichiro Suzuki – and the hallucinatory, slow-motion tribal rhythms, post-punk rhythms and tape delay-laden electronics of Imitation’s ‘Exotic Dance’. Or, for that matter, the tipsy mid-‘80s electronic reggae of Pecker’s ‘Sha La La’, the grungy but melodic post-punk strut of ‘You Go On Natural’ by Earthling (a track Twitch accurately describes as “sheer unrelenting groove”), and the unearthly, swirling sonics, new age instrumentation and flotation tank vocals of prolific (and seemingly mysterious) act Geinoh Yamashirogumi’s ‘Rimme Kohkyogaku Meiki’.

It’s a credit to JD Twitch’s curatorial skills that the quality never dips, and sonic surprises lurk around every corner. Consider for a moment the hard to describe, far-sighted audio immersion of D-Day’s ‘Ki-Ra’ – all languid post-pop guitar, enveloping chords, spoken word vocals, shuffling 808 beats and marimba melodies – and the two contributions from video games soundtrack specialist (and driving instrumental synth-pop specialist) Hiroyuki Namba.

The collection naturally includes some selections that have long been favourites in Twitch’s DJ sets – see Masumi Hara’s ‘Your Dream’ – as well as a handful of tracks from artists who may be more recognisable to those with only rudimentary knowledge of Japanese musical culture. The great Yasuaki Shimizu, whose work as Mariah has become far better known in recent years thanks to reissues of some of his most magical albums, is represented via ‘The Crow’, a picturesque chunk of horizontal, hard-to-define jazz-not-jazz smokiness, while the collection fittingly concludes with a sublimely funky, oddball electronic workout from Yellow Magic Orchestra legend Ryuichi Sakamoto (the frankly incredible ‘Wongga Dance Song’).
V.A. - OST Songs From Hercules 25th Anniversary Orange Vinyl Edition
V.A. - OST Lilo & Stitch 20th Anniversary Colored Vinyl Edition
V.A. - Best Of Euro Dance 90s Part 1
V.A. - Color De Tropico Volume 3
V.A.
Color De Tropico Volume 3
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Elpalmas)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
El Palmas Music are back with a third instalment of rare Venezuelan sounds from the 60s and 70s, a wild trip through salsa, boogaloo, garage rock, jazz and delinquent pop. Venezuelan music was moving at such a pace through the 60s and 70s that almost as soon as a new craze was born, another was preparing to eclipse it. In barely 10 years, musicians latched on to the sound of the Latin big bands of Cuba, New York and Colombia, turned to the 60s pop and rock ‘n’ roll of England and the US, before heading back to salsa as it took root across Latin American, before forays into jazz, psych rock and Afro-Venezuelan rhythms took hold in the 70s. This fertile musical period, coming at a time when Venezuela was economically abundant and culturally as relevant as any other developed country, has always been the focus of the Color de Trópico series, and continues to be the case on this third instalment, though it should also be noted that the tracks are getting rarer and rarer, indicative of the curatorship of DJ El Palmas and El Drágon Criollo and their constant search for new sounds that reflect Venezuela’s musical treasures at this time. Color de Trópico Vol. 3 starts with Un, Dos, Tres Y ... Fuera’s “Aquella Noche”, a song that’s fully indicative of Venezuela’s coastline with the much-loved Un, Dos, Tres Y ... Fuera giving a llanero rhythm (normally played on a harp and other stringed instruments in its rural incarnation) a fully Afro-Caribbean makeover with pulsating bass and an electric keyboard that teases and energises the groove. It possesses some of that same mid-70s vitality and need to experiment as Grupo Vaquedanus, the band of sax maestro Santiago Baquedano, and their cover of Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five”, here fashioned as “Toma Cinco”. This version strips away all the niceties of the original, turning it in to a psych-fuzz jazz romp with Baquedano’s raspy sax leading the way. Step back 10 years and the energy remains even if the musical terrain was different. Girl group Los Pájaros hit hard with a boogaloo whose instruction is simple enough: “shake it baby, kiss for you, take the rhythm, and do the boogaloo”. Los Pájaros were one of a number of groups who were taking inspiration from the 60s sounds of the US and Britain but repackaging it for Venezuelan youth. Pop stars Geminis 5 were at it too with a fuzzy ballad “Tus 16 Años”, and Junior Squad even injected a bit of San Francisco hippy charm into affairs with their loose adaptation of The Turtles “She’d Rather Be With Me”, retitled as “Siempre Para Ti” and sounding as rough, ready and full of youthful vim as anything made north of Mexico. On the farthest end of the pop spectrum is The Pets with their cult hit “El Entierro de un hombre rico que murió de hambre” (“The Burial of a Rich Man Who Died of Starvation”), a true countercultural anthem that even dips into “The Funeral March” for a minute, and which is much desired by record collectors. Finally, we must mention the salsa ensembles and their big band predecessors, always an important element of any Color de Trópico compilation. On Volume 3, we find one of the earliest salsa groups in Venezuela, Los Megatones De Lucho, who recorded a pachanga, “Yo Se Que Tu”, long before salsa was even a thing. Influenced by Venezuela’s very own Los Dementes and Joe Cuba’s sextet, Principe Y Su Sexteto were one of Venezuela’s most prominent salsa ensembles. On their 1969 track “San De Manique” we get a different vibe altogether, it’s a creeping son with just vocals, bass and congas for its opening minute, before really kicking into action with a twisted guitar line and wild percussion, while always retaining a raw, Afro-Latin feel. Last, but not least by any means, is one of Venezuela’s most beloved salseros, Johnny Sede, who pipes up with a classic salsa, “Guararé”, showing how the style had developed in just a few short years. You could accuse El Palmas and El Dragón Criollo, the curators of this collection, as getting some sort of a sick thrill at throwing such a weird and unwieldy bunch of tracks together, and that may be true, but there is logic too. These are songs full of life and creativity that signalled an era of boundless optimism. Listen to them now, and you’ll find yourself feeling those emotions once again.
V.A. - Soul Power '68 Record Store Day 2022 Purple Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Soul Power '68 Record Store Day 2022 Purple Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Trojan)
29,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Limited to 900 copies.

An exclusive RSD release on 140g Purple purple vinyl from Trojan Records. This special collection is a mirror of recently discovered Doctor Bird Records tape of a previously unissued compilation album – Soul Power. With Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle catalogue having been mercilessly plundered over the past few decades, you would be forgiven for thinking thatprecious little of the legendary producer’s work currently remains unavailable. This sensationa collection of long lost rock steady, proto reggae and soul tracks from 1968 demonstrates therwise. Featuring Tommy McCook & The Supersonics, The Conquerors, The Melodians and many more
V.A. - The Mood Mosaic 16 The Hipsoulover
V.A. - OST Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume 2
V.A.
OST Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume 2
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Hollywood)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2” (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack album for the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Featuring the songs present on Peter Quill's mixtape in the film. A separate film score album, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (Original Score), composed by Tyler Bates, was also released.

Featuring songs by Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, Sam Cooke, Glen Campbell, George Harrison, Silver, Cat Stevens, Parliament and The Sneepers featuring David Hasselhoff.
V.A. - Disco Reggae Volume 2
V.A.
Disco Reggae Volume 2
LP | 2014 | EU | Original (Stix)
18,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Stix is back in 2014 with a scorching Disco Reggae Volume 2!
V.A. - OST Belle Colored Vinyl Edition
V.A. - Oonops Drops - 150 Black Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Oonops Drops - 150 Black Vinyl Edition
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Oonops Drops)
13,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For nearly eight years Oonops is performing his (bi-)monthly vinyl show on Brooklyn Radio in New York. On the 21th March he dropped his 150th episode of »Oonops Drops« including exclusive guest mixes from around the globe like Skratch Bastid, Coldcut, Rich Medina, Kutiman, Morcheeba, J.Rawls, Fingathing, Guts, Supreme La Rock, DJ Kaos (The Artifacts), Fat Freddy's Drop, The Reflex, The Herbaliser, Hunger (Gagle), Scratch Perverts and many more. Link to the show and back archive: brooklynradio.com/oonops-drops

Time to celebrate this event with an exclusive 45-vinyl like at his 100th episode.

He invited artists from his show and network to join him for this multifarious single compilation. Starting on side A with Slick Walk (Merse & DJ Robert Smith) and Sneaky from Fingathing who conjure a heavy scratchy bassy version of Moondog's legendary song »Bird's Lament«. On the flip DJ and beatproducer Avantgarde Vak from South Korea drops a cool oldschool instrumental track named »Keep Ya Eyes Up« before Toshiyuki Sasaki from Japanese Jazz Trio Nautilus is ending this 45 with four precise drum breaks for all beatjugglers out there.

And here is little story which Sneaky has to tell you about their version of »Bird's Lament«:
V.A. - In Search Of Tomorrow (Original Documentary Soundtrack)
V.A.
In Search Of Tomorrow (Original Documentary Soundtrack)
Tape | 2022 | US | Original (New Retro Wave)
9,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Soundtracks
Preorder shipping from 08.07.2022
From an exceptional documentary comes an even more exceptional soundtrack. Boasting 10 mega tracks, NRW is proud to present "In Search of Tomorrow (Original Documentary Soundtrack)". A must listen for all lovers of Sci-Fi and everything in between.
V.A. - Bob Stanley & Stve Wiggs Present Fell From The Sun-Downtempo And After Hours 1990-91
V.A.
Bob Stanley & Stve Wiggs Present Fell From The Sun-Downtempo And After Hours 1990-91
2LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Ace)
31,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 08.07.2022
1989 had been a long hot summer, but 1990 felt longer and hotter. Since the house music explosion of 1987, Britain had had a whistle in its mouth, and it needed a lie down. February 1990 brought two records that were made to accompany the sunrise and would shape the immediate future: The KLF’s “Chill Out” was a continuous journey, a woozy, reverb-laden mix; and Andrew Weatherall’s drastic remix of a Primal Scream album track – ‘Loaded’ – slowed down the pace on the dancefloor itself, right down to 98 beats per minute.

Within weeks of ‘Loaded’ and “Chill Out” emerging, a whole wave of similarly chilled, floaty, mid-tempo records appeared. The charts were full of chugging Soul II Soul knock-offs, but further out were amazingly atmospheric records such as the Grid’s ‘Floatation’, which married the new-age relaxation method du jour with Jane Birkin-like breathy sighs; BBG’s ‘Snappiness’, which was all sad synth pads and Eric Satie piano; and the Aloof’s ‘Never Get Out Of The Boat’, which re-imagined Apocalypse Now as if it had been shot in Uxbridge.

“Fell From The Sun” gathers the best of the 98bpm records that soundtracked the summer of 1990. It has been compiled by Bob Stanley, whose own group Saint Etienne makes an appearance alongside acknowledged classics (Primal Scream’s ‘Higher Than The Sun’) and forgotten beauties (Soul Family Sensation’s ‘I Don’t Even Know If I Should Call You Baby’).

This was a modernist sound, grabbing bits of the past, the feel of the immediate now, and creating something entirely new. There was a notable 90s-does-60s vibe, a neo-psychedelia that didn’t involve guitars. For a moment, or at least for a summer, it felt like the perfect future had already arrived. “Fell From The Sun” encapsulates that moment.
V.A. - 20 Years Of Underground Sonics
V.A.
20 Years Of Underground Sonics
Box Set | 2022 | EU | Original (Critical Music)
76,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 15.07.2022
"Compilation albums have a special place in my heart and to mark our birthday year I really wanted to release a project that was distinctive and exciting. An album that showcases the diversity of the label, the talents of the many artists we work with and ties together the many threads and themes the producers explore.

The 22 exclusive tracks are a perfect snapshot of the sound that Critical is wanting to be at the forefront of. Underground drum and bass in many different forms but always with a cutting edge.

The physical album is a strictly limited edition 6 piece vinyl box set with artwork designed by Steiner Grafik. The box itself is beautiful with silver ink printed on both the inside and outer shell, the records are pressed on 140gsm virgin vinyl and the 6th plate has a special etching to commemorate the birthday.

It feels good to look back and be proud but the future is even more exciting and I hope you get a view of that through this album the amazing music it contains." - Kasra
V.A. - OST Songs From Aladdin 30th Anniversary Blue Vinyl Edition
V.A. - OST Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs 85th Anniversary Vinyl Edition
V.A. - Parquet Most Wanted EP 21
V.A.
Parquet Most Wanted EP 21
12" | 2022 | EU | Original (Parquet)
10,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The masterclass collection of deep melodic house & techno sound is going into the 21st round! "Parquet Most Wanted Vol. 21", featuring worldwide supported & breathtaking productions by Solee, James Harcourt, Rauschhaus and Nors Kode. These tracks are already played by A-List DJs like Kölsch, Innellea, Dave Seaman, Fideles, Dosem, John Digweed, D-Nox, Magdalena, Eelke Kleijn, Bebetta, Markus Kavka and many more.
V.A. - Street Born The Ultimate Guide To Hip Hop
V.A. - Silberland 01 - The Psychedelic Side Of Kosmische Musik
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Silberland 01 - The Psychedelic Side Of Kosmische Musik
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Bureau B)
28,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
The Psychedelic Side of Kosmische Musik Fellow humans, Bureau B invite you on an expedition to Silberland, a singular span of spacetime created by Germany's sonic futurists of the seventies and eighties. Embracing the early electronics and tape experiments of the sixties' avant-garde, these artists aimed to boldly go, eschewing small steps for giant leaps into a nebulous and novel sound.
V.A. - Hyperituals Volume 1 - Soul Note
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Hyperituals Volume 1 - Soul Note
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Hyperjazz)
29,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Take the back catalogues of Blue Note or CTI which are Aladdin’s caves glittering with sound gems ready to be set into brand new jewellery, in addition to being biographies of the aesthetic and cultural richness of African American sound - an expressive force that never stops pulsing.

Another vast, incredibly stimulating yet little-known catalogue is that of Black Saint / Soul Note, an Italian ‘double’ label based in Milan. Starting in the 1970s, by the 1980s, it had established itself as one of the most important imprints for international jazz. Virtually all of the brightest names in creative jazz or the ‘avant-garde’ of the era, left important artefacts: prominent Americans on the label included Anthony Braxton, Max Roach, Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, David Murray, Roscoe Mitchell and Sun Ra. It also gathered innovative Europeans such as Enrico Rava, Misha Mengelberg, Giorgio Gaslini… to mention just a few. Today these musicians are considered some of the greats of African American music, but in the mid-1970s they found it difficult, sometimes almost impossible, to release their music in the United States. While American imprints seemed more interested in fusion music, and club and festival networks turned out to be increasingly competitive, the old world of continental Europe not only acclaimed these musicians as artists but welcomed them, with full honours, to its festivals and concerts halls.

Jazz players of that generation frequently spent time in Europe, including Italy, a situation that offered them opportunities to record live performances and to release sessions that were ignored in the US. Founded in 1975 by Giacomo Pellicciotti and Giacomo Battistella – who owned the shop of the same name which was Milan’s high temple of jazz until 2008 – Black Saint later found an open and perceptive producer in Giovanni Bonandrini. Next to the more experimental Black Saint, the ‘twin’ label Soul Note was less cutting-edge, though the boundaries were never rigid (which is why we’re choosing to treat them as a sort of double label).

Via Polygram's international distribution, Bonandrini found the key to getting the records out of their niche, so much so that, starting in 1984, they won the prestigious DownBeat Jazz Award for Best Label for six years in a row and conquered the American market. Among the hundreds of records released – and still available, even though the catalogue is now owned by CAM Jazz – there are many masterpieces, and just as many supposedly minor records that demonstrate the possibilities of sound, of rhythm, inspiring listening, remix, and endless sampling. In two volumes, the first dedicated to the Soul Note catalogue and the second focusing on Black Saint, Khalab's selection illustrates not only his dystopian and Afrocentric sensibility, the music he has chosen renews, in unexpected ways, his connection with the present. In this first volume, we find moments of ecstasy (the serene The Earth Spins Faster Than Words by percussionist Adam Rudolph or the urgent Aladdin's Carpet by the Beaver Harris group), irresistible percussive webs (Tony Scott from Spirits Return, Andrew Cyrille's tribute to Art Blakey, Danny Richmond's solo or George Russell's Afro-Cuban sparks from the Big Band), fiery solos (from Hamiet Bluiett's baritone to Max Roach's quartet), poetic awareness (Paul Motian’s quintet with Frisell), and magical ritual lyricism (Billy Bang or Antonello Salis with Nanà Vasconcelos). Khalab's Black Saint / Soul Note universe (which also draws on some work from the 1990s, when the label was going through a less vital period, but without losing its vision) is a colourful one, dotted with rhythmic galaxies in constant motion. It is a true feast for the ears and a bewitching siren for the most curious and seasoned diggers.
V.A. - In For The Night (Coco Bryce Remix) / Natural Mission (Bakey Remix)
V.A. - Sub Signals Volume 2 Selected And Mixed By Gaudi
V.A. - De-Lite Fully Soul Record Store Day 2022 Sky Blue Vinyl Edition
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De-Lite Fully Soul Record Store Day 2022 Sky Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Sanctuary)
29,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A brand new collection of rare and classic soul from the De-Lite archive. 'De-Lite Fully Soul' is housed in a limited edition 12" standard sleeve on 140g sky blue vinyl featuring 'The Appointments - I Saw You There', one of the world's rarest soul 7"s, first time pressed to 12" vinyl. Packaging also includes sleevenotes detailing the stories of each forgotten artist and their De-Lite story.
V.A. - West & East Volume 2
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West & East Volume 2
12" | 2021 | EU | Original (Fauve)
14,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
“Music is a borderless language” This is our gargantuan motto at Fauve Records. With this mission statement arose a new project called ? West & ? East. Born from the desire to link the world of the West & the East. The idea was to ask two artist/band from opposite ends of the world to collaborate on a split EP, with one original track each and finally to remix each others’ work. For Volume 2, it is with a honour that we present you to the Russian duo Radial Gaze en t�te-�-t�te with the Japanese Sensei crew called Que Sakamoto+NT. The second edition is filled with sleek baselines and gloomy atmospheres to make dance-floors sweat.
V.A. - Disco Reggae
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Disco Reggae
LP | 2013 | EU | Original (Stix)
18,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Great Disco-Reggae versions of classic hits by some artists as diverse as Madonna, Herbie Hancock, Justin Timberlake, The Commodores, The O'Jays, Curtis Mayfield, Harry Nilsson or Sugarhill Gang.
V.A. - Adrian Sherwood Dub No Frontiers
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Adrian Sherwood Dub No Frontiers
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Verve)
23,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Preorder shipping from 22.07.2022
V.A. - Blue Note Re:Imagined II Black Vinyl Edition
V.A. - Early Works, Vol. 2: Music From The Archives
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Early Works, Vol. 2: Music From The Archives
LP | 2022 | UK | Original (Ata)
23,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 01.07.2022
ATA Records is pleased to announce the release of Early Works Vol.2: Music From The Archives, a compilation of tracks recorded in the fledgling days of the label paired with some rediscovered treasures from more recent years. While the majority of the album is previously unreleased material several tracks have appeared on different formats.

This is a rare chance for listeners to experience the birth of the ATA's enduring concept and recording techniques from the comfort of their own home.

In 2020 label founder and musician Neil Innes decided to destroy the studio he had spent 14-years building, destroy it and rebuild it from the ground up.

Once the studio began to take shape again and Innes was finally able to take a breath he began rooting through the label's archives, pulling out reels that had been propping up tables, holding open doors and generally lurking in nooks and crannies for years.

His trip down memory uncovered a wealth of dusty musical treasures and also got him thinking about tracks from newer artists, nuggets to compliment the archive gold.

Along with the first airings of tracks by The Harmony Society, The Disarrays this 11track comp includes appearances by studio favourites: The Magnificent Tape Band, The Sorcerers, The Mandatory Eight, Ivan Von Engleberger's Asteroid and long time collaborator Chris Dawkins (recording under Earl Dawkins).Also on the comp is Joe Tatton's Bang Bang Boogaloo, previously only released on 7 inch and greatly desired by record diggers everywhere.
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