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Retrogott & Motion Man - Pen Pals EP
Retrogott & Motion Man
Pen Pals EP
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (ENTBS / Entourage)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 21.04.2017
Retrogott (D) und Motion Man (USA) haben eine Platte zusammen gemacht.Retrogott & Motion Man am Mic / Retrogott am Beat / Retrogott & Hulk Hodn, sowie Kutmasta Kurt an den cuts / Barto (I love you) am artwork.Die Platte ist gut!
Fünf Sterne Deluxe - Sillium White Vinyl Edition
Fünf Sterne Deluxe
Sillium White Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1998 | DE | Reissue (Fünf Sterne Deluxe / hhv.de)
21,99 €*
Release:1998 / DE – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 31.03.2017
Streng limitierte Auflage von 1000 Stück auf weissem Vinyl!Das Debut Album von Fünf Sterne Deluxe (Der Tobi & Das Bo, DJ Coolmann und Marcnesium) erhält nach seinem ersten Release im Jahr 1998 endlich eine Neuauflage auf Vinyl über hhv.de! Features kommen von Samy Deluxe, Biz Markie und Ferris MC.
Frauenarzt & Taktloss - GOTT Limited hhv.de Vinyl Edition
Frauenarzt & Taktloss
GOTT Limited hhv.de Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | DE | Original (Fick Die Biaaatch Rekordz / Proletik)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.05.2017
hhv.de Exclusive: Auf 1000 Stück limitierte Vinyl Version, nur erhältlich bei hhv.de!Zwei Berliner Ur-Gesteine machen endlich gemeinsame Sache auf Albumlänge: "GOTT" ist das Kollabo-Album von Frauenarzt und Taktloss.
Fünf Sterne Deluxe - Neo.Now White Vinyl Edition
Fünf Sterne Deluxe
Neo.Now White Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2000 | DE | Reissue (Fünf Sterne Deluxe / hhv.de)
21,99 €*
Release:2000 / DE – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 31.03.2017
Streng limitierte Auflage von 500 Stück auf weissem Vinyl!Das zweite Album von Fünf Sterne Deluxe (Der Tobi & Das Bo, DJ Coolmann und Marcnesium) erhält nach seinem ersten Release im Jahr 2000 endlich eine Neuauflage auf Vinyl über hhv.de!
Software - Digital-Dance Blue Vinyl Edition
Software
Digital-Dance Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 1988 | US | Reissue (100% Electronica)
24,99 €*
Release:1988 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 24.03.2017
hhv.de Exclusive: Limited edition of 600 copies on blue vinyl. Respectfully reissued with the original artwork on a proper gatefold-sleeve. 100% Electronica blesses us with a long overdue reissue of this holy grail of german berlin-school balearics. A weird collaboration between cosmic-synth-specialist Peter Mergener and the sci-fi author Michael Weisser resulted in a masterpiece, which was fairly ahead of it's time.
Frauenarzt & Taktloss - GOTT Limited Deluxe Box Set
Frauenarzt & Taktloss
GOTT Limited Deluxe Box Set
Box Set | 2017 | DE | Original (Fick Die Biaaatch Rekordz / Proletik)
44,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.05.2017
Limitiertes Box Set zum Album.Zwei Berliner Ur-Gesteine machen endlich gemeinsame Sache auf Albumlänge: "GOTT" ist das Kollabo-Album von Frauenarzt und Taktloss.Box Inhalt:- Album + Instrumentals auf CD- 7" Vinyl + 2 Bonus Tracks- Graffiti Wendebuch - Tape mit Special Gästen- T-Shirt- 2 Sticker
Fünf Sterne Deluxe - Sillium Black Vinyl Edition
Fünf Sterne Deluxe
Sillium Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1998 | DE | Reissue (Fünf Sterne Deluxe / hhv.de)
19,99 €*
Release:1998 / DE – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 31.03.2017
Reguläre Pressung auf schwarzem Vinyl!Das Debut Album von Fünf Sterne Deluxe (Der Tobi & Das Bo, DJ Coolmann und Marcnesium) erhält nach seinem ersten Release im Jahr 1998 endlich eine Neuauflage auf Vinyl über hhv.de! Features kommen von Samy Deluxe, Biz Markie und Ferris MC.
O.C. - Same Moon Same Sun - 1st Phase Black Vinyl Edition
O.C.
Same Moon Same Sun - 1st Phase Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (D.I.T.C. Studios / Slice Of Spice)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 07.04.2017
Only 1 copy per customer!Exclusively available in Europe at hhv.de! This pressing is strictly limited to 350 copies!O.C. returns in 2017 with his new album “Same Moon Same Sun - 1st Phase”. This is the first of three albums O.C. is dropping on DITC Studios new label this year and the first of many Slice Of Spice will be providing label services for…as a part of the Slice Of Spice Label Series. These is a limited press run with the aim of selling direct to the fans.The album got produced by DJ Manipulator, Gwop Sullivan, Motif Alumni, Showbiz, Soultronik and Supa Ugly. Showbiz himself is in charge as the executive producer.
Other People Place, The - Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe
Other People Place, The
Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe
2LP | 2001 | UK | Reissue (Warp)
24,99 €*
Release:2001 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 31.03.2017
Only 1 per customer!Fifteen years since its original release, The Other People Place's Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café is finally made available again on vinyl. A long-standing favourite among the many legions of Warp fans and rightly considered to be one of the very best electronic albums of all time.It's hard to sum up in words just how important Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café truly is. Originally released back in 2001 as part of the Drexciyan off-shoot Storm Series, Lifestyles was one of the various projects of one-half of deep sea electro pioneers Drexciya, James Stinson. Shrouded in mystery, the two members of Drexciya took the blueprint laid out by the pioneers of the hypnotic groove, Kraftwerk and gave it a truly electro feel - cold, yet funky. Where Drexciya's sound was focused in the deepest corners of the ocean, James's work as The Other People Place was a solo project that turned its gaze elsewhere, most notably in the direction of love.Playing out like the first meeting through the early days of a relationship, the themes of closeness and affection carry a strong theme throughout with tracks like 'Eye Contact' describing those very first seconds of connection, before the story unfolds with the twilight romance of 'Moonlight Rendezvous', and the almost doubt creeps in on the bittersweet 'You Said You Want Me' and the anthemic 'Let Me Be Me'. A track of legendary status amongst the wide-ranging spectrum of electronic music lovers, producers and DJs the world over.With the original vinyl being incredibly hard to find (for a second-hand copy, you are looking upwards of one hundred and fifty quid easily!) this freshly repressed edition is something many of us have been dreaming of, and for those looking to take their first trip to the Place, you are in for a life-affirming experience.Like all of the very best techno and electro, The Other People Place yields some of the most beautiful sounds to emerge from the D with a limited sound pallette, stripping everything back to the essentials to compose an incredibly important yet delicate album that still to this day continues to fascinate and seduce with its strikingly subtle flow and elegant mystery.
Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
Notorious B.I.G.
Life After Death
3LP | 1997 | US | Reissue (Bad Boy)
34,99 €*
Release:1997 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 14.04.2017
It may have taken the Notorious B.I.G. a few years to follow up his milestone debut, Ready to Die (1994), with another album, but when he did return with Life After Death in 1997, he did so in a huge way. The ambitious album, intended as somewhat of a sequel to Ready to Die, picking up where its predecessor left off, sprawled across the span of two discs, each filled with music, 24 songs in all. You'd expect any album this sprawling to include some lackluster filler. That's not really the case with Life After Death, however. Like 2Pac's All Eyez on Me from a year before, an obvious influence, Biggie's album made extensive use of various producers -- DJ Premier, Easy Mo Bee, Clark Kent, RZA, and more of New York's finest -- resulting in a diverse, eclectic array of songs. Plus, Biggie similarly brought in various guest rappers -- Jay-Z, Lil' Kim, Bone Thugs, Too $hort, L.O.X., Mase -- a few vocalists -- R. Kelly, Angela Winbush, 112 -- and, of course, Puff Daddy, who is much more omnipresent here than on Ready to Die, where he mostly remained on the sidelines. It's perhaps Puffy himself to thank for this album's biggest hits: "Mo Money Mo Problems," "Hypnotize," "Sky's the Limit," three songs that definitely owe much to his pop touch. There's still plenty of the gangsta tales on Life After Death that won Biggie so much admiration on the streets, but it's the pop-laced songs that stand out as highlights. In hindsight, Biggie couldn't have ended his career with a more fitting album than Life After Death. Over the course of only two albums, he achieved every success imaginable, perhaps none greater than this unabashedly over-reaching success. Ready to Die is a milestone album, for sure, but it's nowhere near as extravagant or epic as Life After Death. - allmusic.com
Die Kraszesten (Pierre Sonality & Doz9) - Alexander Marcus
Die Kraszesten (Pierre Sonality & Doz9)
Alexander Marcus
LP | 2016 | DE | Original (Muther Manufaktur x hhv.de)
17,99 €*
Release:2016 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 31.03.2017
Zu Beginn war das Projekt der beiden nur eine Schnapsidee a la "Komm wir nehmen jetzt mal ‘nen paar Songs auf und hauen die einfach so raus“. In einer spontanen Recording-Session entstanden eine Hand voll Tracks, die ohne große Ankündigung ins Netz gestellt wurden. Das war 2010. Zwei Jahre später erschien die gemeinsame LP „JETZT NOCH KRASZER“. Aus selbstlosen Motiven – nur, um Rap-Deutschland eine Auszeit von dieser Dosis kraszesten Materials zu geben – folgte eine fünfjährige Funkstille, in der sich beide Artists ihren eigenen Projekten widmeten: PIERRE SONALITY gründete ein Label, veröffentlichte Alben mit den Funkverteidigern, dem Sendemast, den Zampanos und im Alleingang und produzierte unter anderem für Plusmacher und GALV. Währenddessen bereiste DOZ9 mit Schaufel&Spaten die Lande und veröffentlichte mit Torky Tork als T9 zwei Alben. Schließlich traf man sich dort wieder, wo alles seinen Anfang genommen hatte: Im Studio. Die dort entstandenen 13 Tracks geben den Status Quo des musikalischen Schaffens von Alexander und Marcus deutlich wieder: Von Brettern, die so rau sind, dass du dich vor Splittern schützen solltest, über gediegene Kiff-Synthies der westcoastigeren Art bis hin zu Experimenten wie der Auskopplung „Ca2“ mit GALV bietet „ALEXANDER MARCUS“ das arithmetische Mittel zwischen künstlerischer Intensität und purem Swag. Die Beats wurden größtenteils von den beiden Jungs zusammen gebaut, einige Nummern haben LUKUTZ und BABA ZART beigesteuert.
Marteria - Roswell Red Vinyl Edition
Marteria
Roswell Red Vinyl Edition
2LP+CD | 2017 | EU | Original (Four Music)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.05.2017
“Aus Area 51 wird Marteria 51, aus Roswell wird Rostock.” Roswell ist Rostock, natürlich. Und doch könnte Roswell überall sein, wo es Menschen gibt, die sich ein bisschen anders fühlen. Menschen wie der Rostocker Marten Laciny. Nach fünf Alben. Mehrfach Platin. Radiohits wie “Lila Wolken” oder “Kids”. Kollabos von Campino bis Haftbefehl. Eine ausverkaufte Berliner Wuhlheide und ein noch größeres Konzert, zuhause in Rostock vor 20.000 Besuchern ist Marteria nach 3 Jahren Kreativpause zurück! Und wie!? “Roswell” ist laut und voller Energie, manchmal extrem persönlich und manchmal explizit politisch, oft unbequem und dabei unverschämt eingängig. Jedes der zwölf Stücke auf “Roswell” steht für sich, jedes folgt einer klaren Idee und der stillschweigenden Übereinkunft, sich mit nichts weniger als größtmöglicher Geilheit zufrieden zu geben. Das ist die Superkraft von Marteria und seinen kongenialen Studiopartnern The Krauts (die wie schon die beiden Teile von “ZGIDZ” auch “Roswell” musikalisch verantworten). Sie nehmen sich radikale Referenzplatten wie “Blue Flowers” von Dr. Octagon, “Experience” von The Prodigy oder “Blackstar” von David Bowie und machen daraus eigenständige, ergreifende Popmusik. Marteria hat Hip-Hop wieder cool gemacht und Sprache in diesem Land geprägt. Verbiegen musste sich Marteria bei all dem nie. Er hat stattdessen einfach die Welt um sich herum verbogen.
Retrogott - Funky Beats And A Supersonic Turbojet
Retrogott
Funky Beats And A Supersonic Turbojet
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (AVA. RECORDS)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 07.04.2017
Only one per customer!Retrogott is back on AVA. RECORDS! Following Funky Beats And A Green Petrol Bus, here comes Funky Beats And A Supersonic Turbojet: Fresh as usual in a hand stamped color cover!
Dennis Real - Datteln Mit Speck
Dennis Real
Datteln Mit Speck
LP | 2017 | DE | Original (hhv.de)
14,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 31.03.2017
Nachdem sich die Deluxe Edition in Windeseile ausverkauft hat, gibt es nun die reguläre Variante vom exquisiten 12Drunkies Release "Datteln Mit Speck".Dennis Real am M.I.C. und Adlib Swayze an den Boards. Features kommen von AzudemSK, Slowy, Chezz&Dam und BAF. 4 Beats wurden produziert von Soulmade, Diggy Mac Dirt, Meidi Moe und Cut Carlsn. Zusätzliche Cuts kommen von 12Vince, Pings (King Underground), Xprez und Paul Prime.
Focus - Zulu EP
Focus
Zulu EP
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Crown Ruler)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
Only one per customer!Heavy debut release by Melbourne based music agency/record store Crown Ruler. This is a three track EP by South African studio outfit Focus. BIG tipComprised of Sello Mmutung and Keith Hutchinson, the original six track album 'Zulu Disco' was laid down in Johannesburg circa 1983. The original release has almost mystical qualities, no-one actually knows if it had a vinyl release or not. The only known media that exists is the cassette this was mastered from. A super strong EP that doesn't have a weak moment, side A for the full dancefloor, side B for deep afrocentric, mid-tempo chuggers. Including the original version of Picnic, later covered by Starlight and Kumasi..
V.A. - Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992
V.A.
Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 05.05.2017
For their first multi-artist compilation, Music From Memory take us on a trip to the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, 1978-1992 is a double LP that explores the outer reaches of Brazilian music, where indigenous rhythms mix with synthesizers and where MPB mingles with drum computers. As Brazil faced the last years of its military dictatorship and transition to democracy, a generation of forward-thinking musicians developed an alternative vision of Brazilian music and culture. They embraced traditionally shunned electronic production methods and infused their music with elements of ambient, jazz-fusion, and minimalism. At the same time they referenced the musical forms and spirituality of indigenous tribes from the Amazon. The music they produced was a complex and mesmerising tapestry that vividly evoked Brazilian landscapes and simultaneously reached out to the world beyond its borders.The product of extensive research, this compilation is a unique introduction to this visionary music and features many fresh discoveries in a country well trodden by record diggers. It gathers tracks from obscure albums that have for too long been neglected by even the most avid collectors of Brazilian music. It includes now highly sought after music by Andréa Daltro, Maria Rita, and Fernando Falcão, as well as unknown gems like those of Cinema, Carlinhos Santos, and Anno Luz. This is an essential release that reveals a broader spectrum of Brazilian music, striking a unique sonic signature that is full of innovation, experimentation, and beauty.Compiled by John Gómez and featuring extensive liner notes, Outro Tempo showcases this overlooked corner in Brazil’s rich music history for the first time.
Fünf Sterne Deluxe - Neo.Now Black Vinyl Edition
Fünf Sterne Deluxe
Neo.Now Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2000 | DE | Reissue (Fünf Sterne Deluxe / hhv.de)
19,99 €*
Release:2000 / DE – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 31.03.2017
Reguläre Pressung auf schwarzem Vinyl!Das zweite Album von Fünf Sterne Deluxe (Der Tobi & Das Bo, DJ Coolmann und Marcnesium) erhält nach seinem ersten Release im Jahr 2000 endlich eine Neuauflage auf Vinyl über hhv.de!
Audio88 - Sternzeichen Hass Picture Disc Edition
Audio88
Sternzeichen Hass Picture Disc Edition
LP | 2017 | DE | Original (Normale Musik)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.05.2017
Limitierte Picture Disc mit Downloadcode!8 Track EP feat. Morlockk Dilemma, Doz9, Lakmann & Megaloh. Produziert von Lord Scan, Torky Tork, Yassin, Smokey131 & Aqua Luminus III.
Ahmad Jamal Trio, The - The Awakening
Ahmad Jamal Trio, The
The Awakening
LP | 1970 | UK | Reissue (Be With Records)
29,99 €*
Release:1970 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 24.03.2017
Ahmad Jamal is a jazz giant and The Awakening is his iconic masterpiece. The landmark deep trio session - recorded in NYC and released on Impulse! in 1970 - is an essential album and perennially sought-after on vinyl, so Be With Records are delighted to make it available again.As a "Zen master of jazz piano" and one of its greatest innovators, Jamal evolved his elegant sound with this adventurous record. The Awakening showcased his fast, richly melodic chops in remarkable variation. A consummate orchestrator of his own complex arrangements, Jamal was emboldened here by his potent sidemen. Backed by the exquisite timing of bassist Jamil Nasser and the precision of Frank Gant's drumming, he was liberated by the reliability of the trio setup. Free to juggle rhythmic dexterity with harmonic intricacy, Jamal brilliantly performed groove-oriented compositions written by himself, alongside wonderful renditions of tracks by Herbie Hancock, Oliver Nelson and Antonio Carlos Jobim.It is impossible to discuss The Awakening without acknowledging its indelible mark on golden age rap. A defining album of hip-hop culture, producers of the highest calibre have famously sampled elements of this timeless record to lace all-timers with a foundation for their most legendary tracks. Indeed, both the experimental "DJ Premier In Deep Concentration" and Shadez Of Brooklyn's seminal "Change" utilised Jamal's sparse title-track to stunning effect.A melancholy motif from "I Love Music" was employed by Pete Rock for Nas's crucial "The World Is Yours" whilst, over a more abstract refrain from the same track, Jeru memorably delivered his "Me Or The Papes" ultimatum. Over in Chicago, No I.D. elevated Common's peerless "Resurrection" by lifting a precise riff from Jamal's plaintive rendition of "Dolphin Dance" whilst the head-nod quality of All Natural's hypnotic "Renaissance" owes it all to the looped keys of Jamal's take on "You're My Everything".With bold beauty and unhurried grace, Ahmad Jamal plays piano differently from everyone else. He was a huge inspiration to Miles Davis and influential to how Wynton Kelly performed across Kind of Blue. In his autobiography, Miles describes being blown away by Jamal's dynamic "concept of space, his lightness of touch [and] his understatement". It's why The Awakening will always be so revered.In line with the quality of all Be With reissues, the record is presented in a luxurious gatefold sleeve and comes adorned with the original eye-catching artwork throughout, along with the original sleeve notes. Simon Francis' sensitive mastering ensures the sonics are majestic throughout and, for the first time, it has been pressed at a reassuringly weighty 180g.
Li Garattoni - Find Out What I'm Dreaming
Li Garattoni
Find Out What I'm Dreaming
LP | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Software Music / Private)
25,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 24.03.2017
One copy per customer only!The new Private Records LP „Find Out What I’m Dreaming“ is a journey into the world of female cosmic energy. A feminine concept music production thought up by Li Garattoni. Beautiful downtempo synth pop with a lot of Krautish psychedelic ingredients - originally released on the small German label Software Music in 1982. The outstanding song “Dornröschen” (Sleeping beauty) is definitely a top notch highlight for all collectors and DJ’s of deep high quality electronic music. Secure your 35th anniversary DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) audiophile pressing now! Original 1982 vinyl records became unbelievable rare and fetched incredible prices on the collector’s market.
El Michels Affair - Return To The 37th Chamber
El Michels Affair
Return To The 37th Chamber
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Big Crown)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
Return To The 37th Chamber” is being issued on vinyl with four unique cover designs as pictured above. Which cover art you will get will be picked at random.The wait is over, „Return To The 37th Chamber” is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009's underground cult classic “Enter the 37th Chamber”. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it is clear that EMA's signature sound is stronger & sharper than ever.This time, in addition to re-interpreting the Wu compositions for a live band, EMA pays homage to the production and sonic fog that makes a RZA beat so recognizable. Producer and bandleader Leon Michels recorded the album completely analog, sometimes hitting 6 generations of tape before it was ready for mixing, giving the “Return to The 37th Chamber” it’s own hazy sound. Adding to the unique fidelity, the record is laced with psychedelic flourishes, “John Carpenter” synths, heavy metal guitars, triumphant horns, and traditional Chinese instruments that make up for the lack of the Wu’s superlative vocals. From start to finish it’s a dark trip that walks the line between RZA’s timeless hip-hop aesthetic and the cinematic soul EMA has become known for.El Michels Affair tackles some classics like “4th Chamber” and “Wu Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit”, as well as some deeper cuts like Ol Dirty Bastard’s “Snakes”, Raekwon’s “Verbal Intercourse”, and “Shaolin Brew”, Wu-Tang’s contribution to the St. Ide’s Hip Hop endorsement campaign from 1994. This time El Michels brings some of the Big Crown family along for the ride. Lee Fields handles vocal duties on “Snakes” and is joined by Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of “Tearz”, which pays as much homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it does to the Wu-Tang Clan. Lady Wray makes an appearance on the cover of Method Man’s hit, “All I Need”, lending her vocal prowess to what gave the Wu one of their biggest hits of all time. Interspersed throughout the record are some original interludes that are like the “rug that ties the room together,” giving “Return To The 37th Chamber” a cinematic narrative that makes it a proper El Michels Affair record and not just a collection of covers.The vinyl version of “Return To The 37th Chamber” is presented with 4 different hand painted covers. The originals were painted on two sewn together flour sacks in Accra, Ghana by Heavy J and Stoger, two artists who are legends in the Ghanaian Mobile Cinema scene and regular contributors to the Deadly Prey Gallery’s collection in Chicago.From the music to the presentation, this album is a perfect example of what can only be achieved through diversity. The end result is as much a kaleidoscope of influences and multiculturalism as the city it was recorded in. El Michels Affair is once again, “Sounding Out The City” that raised them, pulling elements of art and culture from across the country and around the globe to create an album truly unique in its own right.
Ron Trent Presents - Prescription : Word, Sound & Power
Ron Trent Presents
Prescription : Word, Sound & Power
6LP Box | 2017 | EU | Original (Rush Hour)
69,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 31.03.2017
The legendary Prescription Records defined the 1990s deep house sound. Now captured in this monumental 6LP anthology boxset! Holds numerous classics that have been out of press for years + previously unreleased tracks, huge tip!!“Prescription: Word, Sound and Power” presents the groundbreaking Chicago based house label’s anthology, holding milestone songs + four previously unreleased tracks.Prescription Records defined the 1990s deep house sound. Chez Damier and Ron Trent started the label in 1993, released some two-dozen singles in a four-year span, many of which attained legendary status on the underground scene. “Chez Damier and I started the label, because we had the idea to take a certain level of fidelity and bring that fidelity to what people call tracks. Tracks being drum orientated Chicago rhythm tracks with a minimalistic melody. We were playing with that idea, expounding a point ofthat minimalistic aspect and making it more complex”, Trent explains.Ron Trent was born in Massachusetts but raised in Chicago, listening to jazz and learning percussion. He began DJing in 1982, playing at area high schools. His first EP, containing the epic instrumental“Altered States,” was released on Armando Gallop’s Warehouse Records in 1990. Chez Damier (Anthony Pearson) grew up in Chicago, where he danced at the Warehouse as a youth. He left for Detroit in the 1980s, helping to open the Music Institute and working A&R for Kevin Saunderson’s label, KMS. Damier and Trent met while Damier was visiting Chicago and immediately hit it off.Today, Prescription is cited by countless producers as a major influence. “It’s a very dub experimental label... sound bites, samples, rhythms, and a lot of ethereal stuff, too,” Trent expounds—not to mention. Prescription’s embrace of heavy sub-bass. Concludes Trent, “It was ahead of its time, definitely.”
Orange Tree Edits - Afro Edits Volume 1
Orange Tree Edits
Afro Edits Volume 1
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Orange Tree Edits)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 07.04.2017
2 absolute Killer-Afro-Edits on a misterious new label from UK - Tip!
Pepe Bradock - Burning
Pepe Bradock
Burning
12" | 2010 | EU | Reissue (Kif)
11,99 €*
Release:2010 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 24.03.2017
This is a reissue of a true Pepe Bradock classic.
Rodriguez - OST Searching For Sugar Man
Rodriguez
OST Searching For Sugar Man
2LP | 2012 | US | Original (Light In The Attic)
28,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Film / TV
Preorder 24.03.2017
The story remains one of the music world’s most unusual tales of the 1970s: an obscure debut LP by a Detroit singer-songwriter becomes a source of hope and inspiration to the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa. Now, the story of Rodriguez and his cult album Cold Fact is the basis for Searching For Sugar Man, a riveting new documentary by filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul. Light In The Attic Records in partnership with Sony Legacy are honored to announce the release of the original motion picture soundtrack, comprising tracks from Cold Fact and its 1971 follow-up Coming From Reality – both reissued in 2008 and 2009 by Light In The Attic. The soundtrack begins with the otherworldly “Sugar Man” and acts as a primer to this long-overlooked musician’s fusion of gritty funk, political poetry and blissful psych-folk.Searching For Sugar Man, a Red Box Films & Passion Pictures Production in association with Canfield Pictures & The Documentary Company, distributed by Sony Pictures Classics in the U.S., was a big hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it won the world documentary audience award and a special jury award, and then went on to screen at SXSW, Tribeca, and the Sheffield Doc Fest. The film opens in New York, Los Angeles, and London (via Studio Canal) on July 27th and will play in other cities throughout the coming months. For a complete release schedule, visit the film’s website: www.SearchingForSugarManMovie.com.
Back in the late ‘60s, Rodriguez was discovered in a Detroit bar by renowned producers Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore. They recorded a 1970 album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. Instead, Cold Fact bombed, and despite the release of a second LP, entitled Coming From Reality and produced by Steve Rowland, Rodriguez drifted into obscurity, even being subject to rumours that he had committed suicide by setting himself on fire onstage.Cold Fact took on a life of its own when a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid-era South Africa. Banned by the government, the album became a country-wide phenomenon over the next two decades, and the soundtrack to a resistance movement of liberal African youth. Back in Detroit, working in construction and renovation (he also ran for mayor), Rodriguez was totally unaware that he was not just a folk hero but a household name thousands of miles away.Decades later, two South African fans, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman and Craig Bartholomew-Strydom set out to find out what really happened to their hero, and their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the many myths they’d heard. Their story forms the basis of Searching For Sugar Man.Both sides of the story, Rodriguez’s life in Detroit and the subsequent impact of his music in South Africa, proved fascinating to Stockholm-based documentary filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul. His short documentary films for Swedish Television’s international cultural weekly show Kobra became the basis for such films as Men Who Stare At Goats (George Clooney) and The Terminal (Tom Hanks). The evolution of the financing, production, and filming of Searching For Sugar Man is as fascinating and complex as the life of Rodriguez himself.“I describe myself as ‘musico-politico’,” Rodriguez said recently. “I was born and bred in Detroit, four blocks from the city center. Back then, I was influenced by the urban sounds that were going on around me all the time. Music is art and art is a cultural force. As far as my work from Detroit comparing to the South African Apartheid, the similarities echo. The placards of the 1970s in the United States read things like: We Want Jobs and Stop the War – I was looking at the music from a working class perspective that was relevant, as it turns out, to the kids in South Africa.”
Täubling, Der - Der Täubling
Täubling, Der
Der Täubling
LP | 2017 | DE | Original (Sichtexot)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 21.04.2017
Nur eine Kopie pro Kunde!Limitierte Auflage von 500 Stück im handnummerierten Gatefoldcover mit 10-seitigem Booklet!„Wer sich die Hosen runterzieht, steht nackt im Universum.“Sichtexot behält deswegen lieber weiterhin die Hosen an und reicht dem Täubling (mit vollem Namen: Amadeus Magnus Ephraima Täubling) die rettende Hand der Jüngerschaft zwischen umtriebigen hustensaftabhängigen Minderjährigen auf der einen und hängengebliebenen Boombap-Opis auf der anderen Seite. Der Deal: Zitronen und Champagner gegen ein Album bei Sichtexot. Und da ist es also. Eigens komponierte Fugen, vom Streichertrio eingespielt, Liveversion des Klassikers, abstrakte Instrumental- und Textkompositionen, die deine krampfhaft herbei gestotterten Jazzbezüge lächerlich erscheinen lassen. Das hier, Freunde der Nachtmusik, ist lyrisch, musikalisch und arrangement-technisch, tatsächlich Kunst. Schäuble und Hochsprung, Nazis und Hölderlin, Oden an Jean Baptiste, Riesendildos in grau, weil rot-grün Schwäche - alles mit dabei.Zu diversen im Netz kursierenden Klangbeispielen schrieb die Presse bereits begeistert: "Der Text ist vollkommen zusammenhanglos, die Melodie passt da kein Stück zu und im Video sehe ich einen Kerl, der anscheinend gerne Lippenstift benutzt und sich auch sonst anzieht wie eine Transe. Ich kann diesem Crap nichts abgewinnen. Das ist doch nur was für Kiddies aus dem Ghetto, die zu beschränkt sind, um zu sehen, dass das hier einfach Scheiße ist." (dpa)Das Debutalbum des Professors für angewandte Misanthropie erscheint im Gatefoldcover mit zehnseitigem Booklet (handgedruckt im Riso-Druckverfahren). Diese edle Version ist auf 500 Stück limitiert, handnummeriert und kommt inkl. Download-Code.
Insight & Damu The Fudgemunk - Ears Hear Spears White Vinyl Edition
Insight & Damu The Fudgemunk
Ears Hear Spears White Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Redefinition)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 19.05.2017
Limited edition of 500 copies on white vinyl, exclusively available at the Redef Shop and hhv.de!“Developing the brain, always measure the aim, feeling pleasant in the present things could never be the same.” - InsightWith great excitement, Redefinition Records is proud to release the latest project from one of hip hop's most multi-talented artists. Making his Redefinition Records feature album debut, Insight the Truncator aka Andre Todman returns to the spotlight with a new album after a departure from the industry in recent years. Where was he and what was he up to? Well after a decade and a half in the business, dozens of respected records, countless national and international tours, Insight took a well deserved hiatus to try other endeavors such as app development, electronics and social media strategizing in which he found major success. This shouldn't surprise longtime fans who may remember in as early as 1997, Insight created his own website, Insight.fm which even featured an interactive SP1200 and forums. (pre-social media and long before having a web presence was was on most artist’s agendas). Building a strong reputation for his live performance, his on-stage capabilities included not only rapping, but also producing, DJing and simultaneous live drawing. The triple threat from Boston (MC, DJ and producer) has dedicated his life to his creativity and name, catalog and content are a true testament to the kind person Insight is on and off of his recordings. Credited for mentoring and being instrumental in the career beginnings of many of today's staples in Boston Hip Hop and beyond, he also assisted a young D.C. native Damu the Fudgemunk, who later matured into an esteemed solo artist in his own right (and co-owner of Redefinition records). The 2 would first collaborate on one of the greatest hip hop albums of the 2000's as Y Society on 2007's full length, Travel at Your Own Pace. As a result, they formed a brotherhood that today is well into its second decade, bookmarked by this latest release. On Ears Hear Spears, “The Truncator” passionately speaks his mind through rhyme as The Fudgemunk handles all production. Insight offered the following thoughts about the album: "Ears Hear Spears is a milestone in my life that reflects an intersection of so many paths. I had been living in Berlin and was frequently touring at the time for a 4 year stretch. I was just preparing to move back to the US. It was ’07 and the first generation iPhone was released so I started getting into app development, as the music industry was very rapidly changing. As an American under the Bush presidency, I had a lot on my mind. I had only met Damu once at a show in 2004, but we kept in contact for several years prior to our first collaboration. He called me with an album concept and a potential deal with Tres Records. I was on board and felt a responsibility to honestly express myself. We turned in Ears, however, we were shut down at the time by the label (Tres Records, now defunct). They simply said that this album was not what they wanted and expected from us. Damu and I only took about 10 days to do it, but instead of revising it, we shelved it. We quickly recorded a whole new album for label approval (Travel At Your Own Pace). Travel was released and time went on. Over the years, Ears became foreign to me. It got to a point where it seemed like my past speaking to my present. The album discusses the importance of togetherness, using your mind, not being manipulated by the music industry to represent ignorance and yet maintain rawness. Opportunities were limited due to the content in which some suggested was irrelevant and unmarketable. As time progressed, inequality, racism and ignorance moved to the forefront; dominating news and the rising usage of social media. This album became more relevant as time went by. It feels as if it is a duty to release it, before I release the new projects I have planned for the near future. Rather than just point out the negative, hopefully it can help us to find ways to cope and move our mind to a better place." InsightEars Hear Spears is the full length counterpart to Insight & Damu’s 45 single "Know the Meaning” Remix. Considering the state of the world as we know it today, Insight’s lyrics couldn't possibly be any more relevant and timely than they are right now. This is especially notable being that the album was initially recorded in ’07 (it was unreleased until now). Throughout 10 outstanding tracks Insight delivers a diverse lyrical exhibition over a then 20-21 year old Damu the Fudgemunk's beats. There's an undeniable level of directness and sincerity in his lyrics which are artfully assembled in a manner that will astonish literary buffs, yet permeate the lives of everyday listeners alike.
Sylabil Spill - Der Letzte Weisse König
Sylabil Spill
Der Letzte Weisse König
2LP | 2017 | DE | Original (Kopfticker)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 14.04.2017
Die Straße kennt ihn durch seine Taten und Geschichten, die Musikwelt durch seine Kunst am Mikrofon. Kaum jemand aber kennt beide Seiten seines Schaffens. „Der letzte Weisse König“ wird beiden Welten seine physische und musikalische Überlegenheit demonstrieren, aber auch barmherzig und wohlwollend jeden neuen Hörer in seinen exklusiven Kreis aufnehmen.Asphaltreiche Bezwingerlyrics auf bretternden Beats, die den Hörer zur Sandsackbeschädigung antreiben. Genau das bietet „Der letzte Weisse König“ und Sylabil Spill bringt es mit diesem Album in eure Ohren.
Elliott Smith - Either / Or: Expanded Edition Yellow Vinyl Edition
Elliott Smith
Either / Or: Expanded Edition Yellow Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Kill Rockstars)
34,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
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Either/Or: Expanded Edition features the original tracks carefully remastered from original tapes under the supervision of Larry Crane (owner of Jackpot! Studios). The second disc features five live multi-track recordings from the Yo Yo A Go Go Festival in Olympia WA in 1997, as well as three previously unreleased studio recordings and one b-side gem. The double LP is packaged in a gatefold jacket that includes an insert of the original liner notes, a postcard of the original master tapes, and several never-before seen photos. This gorgeous collection is an essential listen for longtime fans and newcomers alike.
Jan Schulte AKA Wolf Müller presents - Tropical Drums Of Deutschland
Jan Schulte AKA Wolf Müller presents
Tropical Drums Of Deutschland
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Music For Dreams)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 31.03.2017
Copenhagen’s Music For Dreams comes with yet another strong release - a double album of personal favourites compiled by Jan Schulte.According to all maps and witness accounts, Germany does not officially have any tropical forests. This is of no concern to Schulte however, who has unearthed many stunning examples of tropical drum music recorded there. Perhaps the number of botanical gardens and palm houses in Germany confused musicians into mistaking the climate, or maybe it was just a happy blend of escapism and multi-cultural integration within musical scenes that spawned such a curious output of undefinable tribal folk jazz.Most of the tracks picked by Schulte were released on small labels in the late 80's. The musicians involved were mainly traditionally schooled, born and raised in Germany. At that time to be interested in foreign folk music might have seemed a gimmick to some, what with the emerging "world music boom" already snowballing into the mainstream. But these songs, while they may be based on musical traditions from foreign lands, deal much more with introspection than exploitation. Schulte himself points to his "generalfascination for music that describes places where the artists have never been. Songs about the jungle or the rainforest made by people that know the rainforest only from television and books. Somehow I think you can hear their mythical imagination and fantasy in those tracks," he explains.We certainly hear it in the extensive use of wildlife samples on both "Tagtraum Eines Elefanten" by Argile and on "Wuhan Wuchang" by Total Art Of Percussion. Or on the repetitive and trace-inducing drum circle re-enactments of Ralf Nowys "Akili Mali" and Bob Moses’ & Billy Martin’s "Boat Song Part II". And while Austrian band Sanza stands out with their interpretation of the traditional folk song "Sounouh", many of the inclusions take an avantgarde stance towards their visions of the tropics. The works of Om Buschmannand Trimopen seem to convey the stark and feverish nature of the jungle and its dangers, without relying on clichés. And while there is certainly a European approach in the production techniques on many of these recordings, the artists created something beyond all templates. In fusing folk music traditions from various corners of the world with avant-garde jazz improvisation and a distinctly European sound, they carved out a path of their own.Düsseldorf-based Jan Schulte has been following this path with his own productions in the past years. During the present resurgence of tribal influences in underground dance music, his recordings under the alias Wolf Müller and Bufiman have stood out as the most interesting, funky and mindblowing within this niche. With the compilation "Tropical Drums Of Deutschland" for Music For Dreams, Jan Schulte re-traces this path to its origins. With the inclusion of two exclusive edits he also engages and re-examines thesetracks and incorporates his own musical expression into the mix.
AzudemSK - Bis Das Leben Applaudiert Instrumentals Deluxe Edition
AzudemSK
Bis Das Leben Applaudiert Instrumentals Deluxe Edition
2LP+7" | 2017 | DE | Original (hhv.de)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 21.04.2017
Streng limitierte Auflage von 300 Stück mit Bonus 7" mit einem Remix zum Titeltrack "Bis Das Leben Applaudiert" von Krey samt Instrumental auf der B-Seite.Die Beats zum 2016er Album von AzudemSK stammen von den Dramadigs, Krey, Duuq, Adlib Swayze, Firstar und den Orange Field Jungs.
Roc Marciano - Rosebudd's Revenge
Roc Marciano
Rosebudd's Revenge
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Fat Beats)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 19.05.2017
Time waits for no man, but venerable New York emcee and producer Roc Marci remains a rare exception to the rule. Enchanting listeners with his dexterous lyricism, methodically soulful beats, and steely persona on releases like 2010's critically-acclaimed Marcberg, and his revered 2012 effort, Reloaded, the pride of Hempstead, Long Island emerges from the shadows after a three-year hiatus with the equally spellbinding Rosebudd's Revenge. This is the rapper's fourth studio album. Aside from appearances on landmark releases, including De La Soul's Grammy-nominated And the Anonymous Nobody, and Ka's Days With Dr. Yen Lo, Roc Marci's presence has been scarce, making Rosebudd's Revenge one of the more anticipated hip-hop releases of 2017.Enlisting his band of collaborators to join him on every song on his last release, Roc Marci flips the script on his latest offering. Rosebudd’s Revenge’s lone features are frequent collaborators: Brownsville emcee Ka on the epic sparring session ""Marksmen,"" and Knowledge The Pirate on ""No Smoke."" This uncluttered lineup gives Roc Marci ample space to deliver his tales from the strip. Key selections from Rosebudd's Revenge include the suave, keyboard-laden affair ""Better Know,"" ""Killing Time,"" ""Pig Knuckles,"" and the hard-boiled title-track, and boasts musings that rank among the best of Roc Marci's tenured run.Spilling his fluid flow over production from the likes of Grammy-nominated producer Knxwledge, as well as George Paulin, Animoss, Don C, Modus Op, and himself, Roc Marci reaffirms his placement on the musical avant garde and standing as one of hip-hop's preeminent lyricists on Rosebudd's Revenge, a defining effort that will leave fans salivating for more.
Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage
Bushido - TBA Deluxe Edition
Bushido
TBA Deluxe Edition
Box Set | 2017 | EU | Original (Sony)
48,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 05.05.2017
Ein neues Bushido Album auf CD plus Carlo Cokxxx Nutten zum ersten Mal auf Vinyl.
Drexciya - Grava 4
Drexciya
Grava 4
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Clone Aqualung Series)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 07.04.2017
Drexciya presents Grava 4. Earth has finally discovered Utopia. (Drexciya Home Universe) Earth scientist discovered the home planet of Drexciya on 2-14-2002. Within moments Dr. Blowfin was given the orders to initiate the seven dimensional cloaking-spheres to hide the other three planets from earths view. The star chart is authentic; you will be able to find the star by using the coordinations on the star chart. The planet Drexciya can be found in the international star vault in Switzerland & recorded in the astronomical compendium.
Seiji Yokoyama - OST Tomb Of Dracula
Seiji Yokoyama
OST Tomb Of Dracula
LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Chat Noir)
23,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Film / TV
Preorder 31.03.2017
Columbia Sound Treasures Series presents one of the holy grail of Japanese Anime original soundtracks (usually going from prices ranges between 300 and 700 euros), finally properly remastered and reissued for everybody to enjoy! Seiji Yokoyama is famous and known for having scored the animes “Captain Harlock” and “Saint Seya”. But as a prolific artist, he has done other somehow more confidential works, and amongst them the soundtrack for “The Tomb Of Dracula”, a 1980 TV anime movie by Toei Animation and based on the comic series developed by Marvel. The pitch : Dracula is messing with the church of Satan and stealing Dolores , the bride to be of the devil himself, falling in love, having a kid with her and trying to deal and escape all his enemies, including the devil, his followers, Frank Drake, Quincy Harker and Rachel Van Helsing (the daughter of Van Helsing) and even vampire-sniffing dog who wears a giant cross around its neck. At one point Dracula loses his powers and has to resort to mugging people so he has enough money to buy a hamburger.The soundtrack is a mysterious and strange combination of baroque, classical, disco and funk tracks which is the trademark and unique style of Seiji Yokoyama. The Theme of “Quincy Harker” reflects perfectly the atmosphere of the record, being laced by both classical baroque elements with a funk groove on some heavy drums. The soundtrack is as crazy as the movie and the 80's. 200 copies are available on a 1LP of 13 tracks including a 30 x 60 color insert.
Audio88 - Die Erde Ist Eine Scheide EP
Audio88
Die Erde Ist Eine Scheide EP
12" | 2011 | DE | Original (Analog Alpha / hhv.de)
9,99 €*
Release:2011 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 02.06.2017
Mit „Wer schweigt, gibt Recht.“ veröffentlichte Audio88 sein letztes Solo-Album. Nach den Kollabos mit Saufkumpan Yassin gibt es nun den ersten Solo-Tonträger seit 4 Jahren. Eine EP mit 10 Anspielstationen voller Tiefschläge, chronischem Augenzwinkern und schlechter Laune. Gesellschaft bekommt er dabei von Yassin, Fatoni, Morlockk Dilemma und Retrogott. Die Instrumentalisierung ist irgendwo zwischen Downtempo Boombap und guter Musik anzusiedeln und stammt aus den Drumcomputern von V.Raeter, Mecs Treem, The Beep, Mortis One, Whizz Vienna, Brous One und Tillevision. Breaque von der Ecke Prenz an den Cuts. Und Artwork vom großartigen Neo Judas. Yo!
Other People Place, The - Sunday Night Live at The Laptop Cafe Feat. Mystic Tribe A.I.
Other People Place, The
Sunday Night Live at The Laptop Cafe Feat. Mystic Tribe A.I.
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Clone)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 07.04.2017
One of the two The Other People Place releases (the Warp full length and this 12). Drexciyan involvement in this classic release is obvious. One of the deepest and intense tracks with such a warm positive vibe. Flipside contains a track by Mystic Tribe. (not very mystical of course for those who know the history of Detroit techno. Unique track from a unique project... and there are not many projects with Tribe in its name. Their release on Retroactive is one Detroit techno collector items). One of those records that get you through the day. Classic!!! Re-issue on the Clone Aqualung Series with new artwork.
Sean Price - Monkey Barz
Sean Price
Monkey Barz
2LP | 2005 | US | Reissue (Duck Down)
22,99 €*
Release:2005 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 21.04.2017
Finally, this Sean Price classic gets a reissue treatment!
Clutchy Hopkins & Fat Albert Einstein - High Desert Low Tide
Clutchy Hopkins & Fat Albert Einstein
High Desert Low Tide
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Aural Tradition)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 24.03.2017
Clutchy and Fatty....High desert crunch meets city life punch for this collaborative project in sound. It’s been years since the mysterious CA desert dweller Clutchy Hopkins, has emerged to release new music. His latest collaboration with LA musician, producer and DJ Fat Albert Einstein takes listeners on a journey through psych folk caverns of cactus dust to bloodshot rust-covered marine layer funk. It is distinctive, original and fresh, paying homage to the past, present and future.
V.A. - Ghana Soundz Volume 1
V.A.
Ghana Soundz Volume 1
2LP | 2002 | EU | Reissue (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2002 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 24.03.2017
14 years after - Long overdue reissue of the Soundways very first excursion into the musical heritage of the black continent! Must-have for all afro-beat-diggers!
Fatoni - Die Zeit Heilt Alle Hypes
Fatoni
Die Zeit Heilt Alle Hypes
LP | 2014 | DE | Original (Soundclectic / hhv.de)
12,99 €*
Release:2014 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 21.04.2017
Das wurde jetzt aber auch mal Zeit! Wo doch der Hype grad so richtig kocht, oder nicht? Alle Hits sind drauf und das 'Dicke Hipster' Instrumental von Dexter als Bonus ... und exklusiv bei hhv.de ... na also!
Nine - Nine Livez
Nine
Nine Livez
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Smoke On)
27,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 31.03.2017
Only one copy per customer!Limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies only!Check out this nice issue of “Nine Livez” by Smoke On Records!! This release also contains 3 additional tracks and mixes “Me, Myself And My Microphone”, “Ova Confident Original (Clean With Bass Version)” and “Whutcha Want (The Brotherhood Mix)”.
Veedel Kaztro - Büdchen Tape III
Veedel Kaztro
Büdchen Tape III
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Melting Pot Music)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 31.03.2017
Kölns bester Rapper Veedel Kaztro hat es wieder getan: Am 31.03.17 erscheint der dritte Teil seiner Büdchen-Triologie. Alles beim Alten also? Überhaupt gar nicht! "Büdchen Tape III" ist straight up nächstes Level. Lyrisch wie musikalisch überspringt der Junge aus der NeustadtSüd so ziemlich alle Latten, die in der Raplandschaft rumstehen und schaut dabei konsequent über den szeneigenen Tellerand hinaus.Natürlich hängt Veedel immer noch mit seinen Jungs am Büdchen ab und wer den Vibe der ersten beiden Folgen gediggt hat, kommt wieder voll auf seine Kosten. Veedel K bleibt lässig, er trägt das Herz am rechten (sprich linken) Fleck und zeigt Haltung, wo andere MCs Elternteile beleidigen oder einfach nur die Haare schön haben.Gleichzeitig zeigt "Büdchen Tape III" einen hörbar gereiften "Veezy", was Delivery und Flow, aber auch Themen und Inhalte angeht. "Es ist eine Mischung aus Ironie, Bullshit-Telling,persönlichen Angelegenheiten, vielen Themensongs und kritischen Sachen", gibt Veedel im Juice-Interview zu Protokoll. "Ich bin der Musik komplett verpflichtet. Ich versuche, genug Zeit für alles zu finden, auch, um mich nicht einzuschränken, denn ich werde verrückt, wenn ich nicht andauernd irgendwas machen oder schreiben kann", beschreibt Veedel seinen kreativen Grind zwischen Studio, Bühne, Uni und Aushilfsjobs.All das findet sein Echo auf "Büdchen Tape III": "Coach Veezy" ist ein "Hund ohne Leine", der "Respek" einfordert. Der besorgten "Almans" und ihrer "Angst" den Spiegel vorhält und allen Rassisten, Sexisten und AfD-Wählern ein "LMS 2017" entgegenschmettert. Dank abgeschlossenem "Flermanistik"-Studium gibt es zwar jeden Tag nur "Falalel", doch das tut seiner "Veezyness" keinen Abbruch. Im Gegenteil! Dabei ist Veedel K ein Wanderer zwischen den Welten, wie man ihn im Deutschrap kein zweites Mal findet. Bestes Beispiel: "Respek", die erste Single zum Album. Im Titel und Chorus bezieht er sich auf Birdmans legendären Radio-Interview-Austicker. Im Verse packt er einen supersimplen Trap-Flow aus, um sich gegen Sexismus zu positionieren und Titanen derdeutschsprachigen Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts sein Cosign zu geben: "Ich hasse Gewalt, Frauen als Objekt. Kinder bekifft, ja das ist Rap. Die Erde ist schlecht – ich lese Brecht oder Max Frisch. HipHop beeindruckt mich nicht."Oder er holt "LMS" von Savas aus der Mottenkiste und stellt ihn in einen komplett neuen Kontext.Auch musikalisch baut Veedel Kaztro Brücken. Knarzige Samples werden mit der 808 tiefergelegt. Veezy nimmt seine Boom Bap-Wurzeln mit in die Trap, denn Scheuklappen kennt er auch hier nicht. Produziert haben die Sektorwest Büdchengang-Homies Yourz, Spexo und Dufsen. Ebenfalls mit dabei sind STSK aka Shawn The Savage Kid, Kevoe West und True Lyes. Aufgenommen und gemischt wurde von und bei Dienst&Schulter, die ebenfalls mit zwei Beats auf dem Album vertreten sind. In Sachen Features hält Veedel K es lokal und teilt sich das Mic mit Sparky, Tami und Simon Grohé.
Marc Hype, Naughty Nmx & Jim Sharp - Dusty Donuts Volume 10
Marc Hype, Naughty Nmx & Jim Sharp
Dusty Donuts Volume 10
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Dusty Donuts)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 07.04.2017
Those Dusty Donuts brothers are back with another release and in true Hip Hop fashion of bridging originals with their 90’s club classic counterparts. For their 10th release, the duo of Marc Hype and Naughty NMX take a stab at “Funky Thang” with some stone cold Godfather of Funk and connect the dots through the underground via Lords Of The Underground. Gear up on your fatigues and Timberlands because you’re gonna need them! The flip side takes elements of some favourite 45 selections including Gwen McCrae, Sister Nancy and Sweet Charles to pay homage to Main Source. Hearing “90% Hangin Out” shows you exactly how deep Main Source was digging and just how crafty they were with putting songs together especially with this one. Reimagined by none other than Jim Sharp who never disappoints!
Slowy & 12Vince - Undercover Blues
Slowy & 12Vince
Undercover Blues
CD | 2017 | DE | Original (Akai47)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 24.03.2017
Slowy & 12Vince melden sich endlich zurück mit einem neuen Release. 3 Jahre nach dem Untergrundklassiker „Ultima Radio“ steht nun das neue Werk „Undercover Blues“ in den Startlöchern. Rapper Slowy schlägt diesmal neben dem weiterhin präsenten Battlerap öfter auch nachdenklichere Töne an und somit die Brücke zu seinem ersten Album „Floweffekt“, das ebenfalls schon mit persönlicheren Texten sowie jeder Menge Storytelling zu überzeugen wusste. Die Beats von DJ und Produzent 12Vince sind wie von bisherigen Releases gewohnt dreckiger, samplebasierter Rap-Sound mit einer gehörigen Portion Jazz und Funk, liebevoll ergänzt durch gecuttete Zitate gemeinsam geschätzter Dritter.
Josef Leimberg - Astral Progressions
Josef Leimberg
Astral Progressions
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (World Galaxy / Alpha Pup)
31,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
Trumpeter and composer Josef Leimberg will launch his debut full-length “Astral Progressions”. “Astral Progressions” is a powerful record in the canon of 21st century music. It also continues the momentum Leimberg achieved on the Kendrick Lamar Grammy Award winning album “To Pimp A Butterfly”. A hybrid state of jazz fusion, world music, R&B and golden era hip hop instrumentalism. His collaborative resume over the decades is astounding, consisting of production, writing and feature credits with Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Robin Thicke, Shafiq Husayn, Funkadelic, Freestyle Fellowship, Dr. Dre, Murs, King Tee, Suga Free, Saafir and Busdriver. These connections have undoubtedly spread life all over Astral Progressions. Leimberg’s debut album features an array of innovators and game changers in modern progressive music. Kamasi Washington, Bilal, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kurupt, Terrace Martin and Miguel Atwood Ferguson are just a small list of the brilliant minds that make the “Astral Progressions” outing special.
Audio88 - Sternzeichen Hass
Audio88
Sternzeichen Hass
LP | 2017 | DE | Original (Normale Musik)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 26.05.2017
Standard Vinyl mit Downloadcode!8 Track EP feat. Morlockk Dilemma, Doz9, Lakmann & Megaloh. Produziert von Lord Scan, Torky Tork, Yassin, Smokey131 & Aqua Luminus III.
Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) - Tuxedo II
Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)
Tuxedo II
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 24.03.2017
“The only time you wear a Tuxedo is when it’s time to party.”So says legendary West Coast player Snoop Dogg on the opening track of “Tuxedo II”. The blessing of the Doggfather is of special importance to Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, whose second album as a duo finds them at the forefront of a new wave of gangster boogie - one that owes as much to G-funk as P-funk.This is the territory of pre- and post-hydraulic low riders: a mélange of Cali boom-bap, analog synth bass and elegant disco that resonates truth and authenticity in an era where so many are faking the funk.Bonding over a shared love of Chic, Parliament, and the other signs in the greater funk Zodiac, Mayer Hawthorne (Aquarius) and Jake One (Taurus) were early predictors of the sea changes that American music would undergo in 2016. Their first release of 2015 debuted at #1 on iTunes America’s RnB charts, christened as “Dance Floor Catnip” by the Boston Globe, and “Pure disco-funk hot fire” by Okayplayer. Considering their individual successes (Mayer’s four solo albums, Jake’s production work for the likes of Drake, Future, The Weeknd, and De La Soul) and five Grammy nominations between the two of them, it’s no surprise that their powers combined have yet again yielded a bevy of absolute slappers that are packaged perfectly for dance parties in 2017. The material here, while wholly original, is an exercise in honoring its forebears. “Tuxedo II” recalls the future funk wobble of Zapp, Gap, Jam/ Lewis and Junie Morrison, while nodding lyrically to Mtume, Jodeci and Cameo.The crystallization of the album’s concept comes courtesy of its message of universal love; thanks to the signature combination of soul and pop sensibility that have come to define Mayer’s hooks.“You gotta do what you love...” says Mayer in a recent interview with Nordstrom’s style blog, one of the many fashion outlets to cover Tuxedo’s rise. After all - the transcendental ritual of the party and the rippling self affirmation of the funk are of one spirit: the spirit of self love...of self expression. “Tuxedo II” is a modern testament to unity and positivity in trying times. It is a reminder that the dance floor will always be there to welcome you, whoever you are.
DJ Qbert - Super Seal Giant Robo V.1 (Head) White Vinyl Edition
DJ Qbert
Super Seal Giant Robo V.1 (Head) White Vinyl Edition
7" | 2016 | US | Reissue (Dirtstyle)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 24.03.2017
Finally, repressed!!“Super Seal Giant Robo V” is a 7-piece set that when all collected, piece together to create a one of a kind "Giant Robo" drawn by Eastthree. The greatest thing since sliced bread! All new skipless tracks and beats, different on each record.V.1 is the head of the robot artwork. “Super Seal Giant Robo V.1” (head) consists of the following: “Robo V.1” - 7inch record pressed on white vinyl. Side A plays a skipless track. Side-B plays B – brand new beats to scratch.
Organized Konfusion - Stress: The Instrumental Agenda Colored Vinyl Edition
Organized Konfusion
Stress: The Instrumental Agenda Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Slice Of Spice)
32,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 31.03.2017
Slice Of Spice proudly presents Organized Konfusion’s “Stress: The Instrumental Agenda”. This limited press run contains the instrumentals of their legendary 94 classic album “Stress: The Extinction Agenda”. All instrumentals have been produced by Organized Konfusion, Buckwild and Rockwilder. The album is pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.
Dust Brothers, The - OST Fight Club
Dust Brothers, The
OST Fight Club
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Mondo)
55,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Film / TV
Preorder 24.03.2017
Mondo presents the Dust Brother’s soundtrack to “Fight Club” on vinyl for the first time in over 15 Years.The Dust Brothers only film score to date, “Fight Club” is arguably one of the most enjoyable soundtrack albums to come out of the 90's and part of that has to do with the fact that it is one of the best sequenced scores of all time. Weaving all of the films cues from the film into 16 songs, the album winds up feeling like the best instrumental Trip-Hop album you've never heard. Buy it, or you will be incomplete!
Alessandro Alessandroni - Afro Discoteca
Alessandro Alessandroni
Afro Discoteca
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Four Flies)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
Four Flies Records is back in full force, this time with an EP that looks at the more sophisticated and modern dancefloor... The Italian label embarked on another journey of rediscovery, a specialty they seem to master. The destination of this trip was a dusty vault in Africa, where a famous Italian musician moved years ago... The Italian film and TV industry provided in the 60s and 70s countless opportunity for talented musicians to compose and produce a rich variety of music: soundtracks, library music, experimental music – an infinite amount of recordings that still represents a paradise for the most curious and passionate diggers. So here we have the proof that there’s still lot to discover. Alessandro Alessandroni is one of those pioneers, a maestro that built the legend of Italian soundtracks and library music along with Ennio Morricone, Piero Umiliani and many others. His vault testifies how prolific had been those times, with hundreds of tapes and obscure recordings from that period. Among the many, a dusty tape bearing the hand-written label “Afro Discoteca” captured the attention of Four Flies. The music contained in the tape had never been released until now. When he listened to the tracks, Italian legendary DJ LEO MAS (one of the undisputed inventors of the Balearic sound) told us: “It is surprising to listen to something that sounds so modern... This EP is the perfect union of Afro influences and Italian taste. There’s something Afro lounge here but also incredibly cinematic – it makes me think of John Carpenter’s atmospheres. B1 (Afrodiscoteca) reminds me of clubs I’ve been in Malindi in the late 70s and the closing track is absolutely spellbinding.
Ty Segall - Sentimental Goblin
Ty Segall
Sentimental Goblin
7" | 2017 | US | Original (Suicide Squeeze)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 24.03.2017
It's tough to keep up with garage rock's wunderkind Ty Segall. Betweenhis steady release schedule of LPs, raucous side projects like Fuzz andGoggs, and collaborations with fellow songwriters Mikal Cronin andTim Presley, it's as if a season can't pass without Segall dropping a newrecord. And that's not even taking his cassettes, splits, and EPs intoconsideration. Fortunately, Segall's bottomless well of creativity,production savvy, and boundless fascination with the various niches ofthe rock world makes every new release an occasion to celebrate.Suicide Squeeze Records is proud to offer the latest entry in Ty'simpressive canon with the Sentimental Goblin 7". Side A features “Pan”,a fuzz-soaked proto-metal jam that links Beatles' pioneering guitar dirge“I Want You (She's So Heavy)” to later lurch classics by Sir LordBaltimore and Pentagram. In true Segall fashion, he switches gears onside B and conjures the erudite pop appeal of T. Rex and Bowie withthe lush glam rocker “Black Magick”. Suicide Squeeze Records is proudto release Sentimental Goblin to the world on March 17, 2017. Theinitial pressing consists of 1000 copies on half blue / half yellow vinyl andincludes a download card. In a testament to his restless creativity andtireless work ethic, Ty also provides the artwork for the record.
Tony Rainwater / Lucky Charmz - Lehultsub2
Tony Rainwater / Lucky Charmz
Lehultsub2
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Lehultsub)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 07.04.2017
Lehultsub is dedicated to DJ-friendly flips, chops and spins, brought to you on a limited edition of hand-stamped white labels. The A-Side introduces Tony Rainwater, who shows us his straight up approach to editing: Find an obscure sample, speed it up, make it hit. The second track on this side, “Let’s Celebrate Less Hats” loops the dance floor in a frenzy. Tony will return for a full 12-inch on Lehult early 2017. The B-side, “My Love 4 U Will Neva Die” by Lucky Charms has been played by all of the Lehult crew for a year already and has been requested over and over ever since. It’s rugged, curveball approach catches the crowd by surprise and makes for some unique dance floor moments.
BBNG (BadBadNotGood) - Lavender Nightfall Remix Feat. Kaytranada & Snoop Dogg
BBNG (BadBadNotGood)
Lavender Nightfall Remix Feat. Kaytranada & Snoop Dogg
12" | 2017 | US | Original (Innovative Leisure)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 16.06.2017
Check out this limited edition 12-inch vinyl featuring etched B-side and artwork by longtime Snoop Dogg collaborator Joe Cool.A-Side plays “Lavender (Nightfall Remix)” feat. Kaytranada & Snoop Dogg, “Lavender (Original Version)” feat. Kaytranada and “Lavender (Nightfall Acappella)” feat. Snoop Dogg.
Joey Bada$$ - AABA: All-Amerikkkan Badass
Joey Bada$$
AABA: All-Amerikkkan Badass
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Cinematic Music)
28,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 28.04.2017
Joey Badass is back as All-Amerikkkan Badass with an album that features the singles Devestated and Land Of The Free plus a bunch of more face hitting titles.
J Dilla aka Jay Dee - Motor City
J Dilla aka Jay Dee
Motor City
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Nature Sounds)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 21.04.2017
The late, great J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest hiphop producers of all time. An innovator who pushed the genre in new sonic directions, the Detroit native born James Yancey craftedtimeless soundscapes for the likes of Slum Village, Busta Rhymes, Common, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, and many more. Since his death in 2006, Dilla’s mother Maureen “Ma Dukes”Yancey has worked tirelessly to further her son’s legacy, and her latest effort is the new posthumous album Motor City. Inspired by Dilla’s beloved hometown, Motor City is a collection of rare andunreleased Jay Dee instrumentals, hand-selected and sequenced by Ma Dukes. Conceived as a “letter” to her son, Motor City is packaged in a limited-edition mailing envelope, complete with a handwrittenmessage from Ma Dukes to J Dilla inside. Both CD and vinyl formats also include access to an exclusive mix of the album by Dilla’s close friend J Rocc, a world-renown DJ and founder of the Beat Junkies.
Waxolutionists - The Big Butter Part 1 Black Vinyl Edition
Waxolutionists
The Big Butter Part 1 Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (hhv.de)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 12.05.2017
influence reaching far further, the Waxolutionists have been spreading their unique blend of classic sampling, turntablism and electronics - loaded with skills and an abundant love for hiphop – for almost 20 years.A few highlights from the Waxos-biography: founded in 1997 by The Bionic Kid, DJ Zuzee & Dj Buzz. Their legendary debut-12" „Nachtschattengewächs“ (feat. Manuva, released in 1999) was followed by four regular longplayers („The Smart Blip Experience“, 2000; „Plastic People“, 2002; „Counterfight“, 2004; „WePaint Colors“, 2009) and a remix-album („RE:WAX“, 2003). The trio worked with and for artists like DJ Vadim, Ty, UK-rap-legend Blade or broken beat vocalist Lyric L and remixed luminaries like André Heller and Ray Cokes.Finally, after a 6 year break, the three started working on their 6th LP: „The Big Butter, Part 1“. Scratches, wordcuts, instrumental-bangers, rare-groove-joints – brought together in dense sampling collages and fully handcrafted sound sculptures or something in between.Contributing guests on this journey through two decades of band history and a view into the future are the Tyrolean turntablists Chrisfader & Testa and German DJ-legend Mirko Machine.„Our 20 year jubilee in mind, it just felt right to release new work, without any pressure or guidelines: We simply were itching to get new stuff done“. Programmatic for this the two tracks „Back in the Basement“ and „Puttin' Shit Down“ form the proverbial brackets of the album. Simply put, that´s what they do.With „The Big Butter“ the Waxolutionists deliver a 22-strong homage to the old and new times and prove why they have been dearly missed for the past 7 years.
V.A. - AOR Global Sounds Volume 3 (1976-1985)
V.A.
AOR Global Sounds Volume 3 (1976-1985)
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Favorite)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 21.04.2017
Favorite Recordings and Charles Maurice proudly present the 3rd edition of their acclaimed AOR Global Sounds compilations series. Another brilliant selection of 14 rare and hidden tracks, produced between 1976 and 1985 in various parts of the world.On AOR Global Sounds Vol.3, DJ and producer Charles Maurice delivers again a fine overview of the AOR and WestCoast influences for many artists in the late 70s and early 80s. Even more than on previous volumes, he selected highly forgotten productions, deeply infused with Disco and Soul flavors.Many of these great gems were naturally produced through all the USA, often made by artists with a very short career and as private press. For example, Jeff Silna only recorded this amazing song after winning the competition of a long gone Miami radio station, the Stratus project started around 1974 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and was a band led by Bob Ackley who only released this 7” single in 1976 after recording a full album and doing a few gigs around Michigan, John Kontol (Jon Konteau), however having credits for a few productions and appearances and still acting as a musician, never released another LP after his heartbreaking experience with Erect Records, that never rewarded him for his work and even change his name against his consent, as for “Dirt (In The Sky” by 7 Days Unlimited, whose both members were from Pittsburgh area, where a lot of dirt was literally flying in the air, the song was released in 1980 on a very limited 500 copies 7” single.But this kind of stories and waste of talent is not solely and American privilege, from Willy Santana (member of Placa Luminosa) in Brazil, and Funky Team in Sweden, to Stacey and Out Of The Fog in Canada, this 3rd edition proves again if necessary the international scope and fervor of this music scene, and the surprising amount of great music that go unnoticed at that time.Fully remastered from originals, with great attention to sound quality as always, AOR Global Sounds Vol.3 (1976-1985, selected by Charles Maurice) is presented by Favorite Recordings in a gatefold vinyl double LP.
Bug Vs. Earth, The - Concrete Desert
Bug Vs. Earth, The
Concrete Desert
2LP+12" | 2017 | UK | Original (Ninja Tune)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 05.05.2017
Like master painters exploring a subject over a lifetime’s work, Kevin Martin and Dylan Carlson – The Bug and Earth, respectively – have each been mining and defining their genres for more than 20 years. They’re united by an interest in – really an obsession with – heaviness. They search for, examine and break the boundaries between beautiful and ugly, minimal and maximal, light and dark – but The Bug and Earth always make music that is heavy in the most thrilling of ways.The record’s beautiful, chiming melodies are like shards of sonic light, glowing in currents of heavy bass darkness. There are pulsing soundscapes, ambient pinks and whites, and irresistible grooves. This is music that grips you entirely, and catches you in its lava-flow – an astonishing, primal album of vast depth.In making it, Martin decided to break from The Bug’s obsessive study of groove, tone and texture, and think more cinematically. The result is a wondrously visual album, akin to finding oneself wandering amongst the rocky red hills of the Californian deserts. In fact, he says, the album could be understood as reflecting a ‘mistrust of “Hollywoodisms,” and the shadow of Hollywood fantasy that looms large over life in LA, and the USA in general. “Dylan’s a master at amplifying the flavour of America,” he says, “but not the side we see in this Trump climate.” For Martin, the “American dream is like a nightmare under Trump” but Dylan captures the “best side of that dream, a utopian openess.”“I hear the writing of Cormac McCarthy in his music. His playing conjures deserts, and wide open spaces.’ In “Concrete Desert,” Earth’s sonic landscapes, its far horizons and vast spaces, are underpinned and propelled by Martin’s ear-worming rhythms and percussive genius.
Father John Misty - Pure Comedy Deluxe Edition
Father John Misty
Pure Comedy Deluxe Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Sub Pop)
49,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 21.04.2017
Pure Comedy, Father John Misty's third album, is a complex, often-sardonic, and, equally often, touching meditation on the confounding folly of modern humanity. Father John Misty is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Josh Tillman. Tillman has released two widely acclaimed albums - Fear Fun (2012) and I Love You, Honeybear (2015) - and the recent "Real Love Baby" single as Father John Misty, and recently contributed to songs by Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Kid Cudi. Double LP on colored vinyl in die-cut jacket with custom dust sleeves, plastic slipcase (includes all 4 color schemes), tri-fold poster, and holographic tarot card. Includes download code.
Lord Echo - Harmonies
Lord Echo
Harmonies
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Soundway)
19,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
Finally! Almost four long years after his afro-beat-excursion "Curiosities", Lord Echo steps up for his third and long-awaited longplayer "Harmonies" on the infamous label Soundway. A combination which couldn't fit better and warms our hearts in anticipation!
Llyod McNeill Quartet, The - Washington Suite
Llyod McNeill Quartet, The
Washington Suite
LP | 1970 | UK | Reissue (Soul Jazz)
19,99 €*
Release:1970 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 07.04.2017
New edition of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album (currently £400 on Discogs for an original!), first released as a private-press album in 1970 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Asha Record label in Washington, DC. First reissued on Soul Jazz Records’ Universal Sound sub-label in 2011 (long deleted) and now available newly digitally remastered on Soul Jazz Records main label.Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures. Lloyd McNeill’s hypnotic ‘Washington Suite’ was originally commissioned as a piece of music for the Capital Ballet Company in Washington, DC.McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris.In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music, and taught music anthropology in the US. This album is released as a limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code), and limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide CD edition and also as a digital album on Soul Jazz Records.
DJ Qbert - Super Seal Breaks Volume 2 Blood Orange Vinyl Edition
DJ Qbert
Super Seal Breaks Volume 2 Blood Orange Vinyl Edition
LP | 2008 | US | Reissue (Dirtstyle)
17,99 €*
Release:2008 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 24.03.2017
Finally, this essential scratch record by DJ Qbert gets a nice color reissue treatment.
Holy Ghost Inc - Walk On Air
Holy Ghost Inc
Walk On Air
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Isle Of Jura)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 07.04.2017
Originally released in 1990 the Sun & Moon Mix of ‘Walk On Air’ has taken on near mythical status as a benchmark record that brought together strands of Ambient, Deep House, Techno and Trance. The B side sees the original Amphibious Carbine mix joined by two previously unreleased Dubs unearthed from the original DAT tapes.
Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love! Deluxe Edition
Childish Gambino
Awaken, My Love! Deluxe Edition
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Glassnote)
69,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 05.05.2017
This limited deluxe edition includes 180 Gram 45RPM vinyl, virtual reality headset, exclusive booklet, deluxe package with glow-in-the-dark cover, download - and deluxe music of course.On Donald Glover’s latest project as Childish Gambino, he ditches rap for lovingly produced funk worship, resulting in his most enjoyable project yet. - Pitchfork with an 7.2 rating.
Emanon (Aloe Blacc & Exile) - Dystopia Limited Edition
Emanon (Aloe Blacc & Exile)
Dystopia Limited Edition
LP+7" | 2017 | US | Original (Dirty Science)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 07.04.2017
This limited edition contains an additional 7-inch Flexi Disc.LA Based Emanon aka Exile and Aloe Blacc have been making music together for many years. The 2 began experimenting with Hip Hop when Aloe was only 16 and Exile 17 with no more than a 4 track tape recorder, turntable and a microphone. Building a fan base pre internet selling tapes on the streets all over the CA southland, eventually reaching the world. The 2 have released many underground tapes and vinyl throughout the years and ears of many. The 2 have created many classics together but more noteworthy when the two began to work on their own. Most people do not know Aloe Blacc began as a rapper since his Stones Throw release "Good Things" and number one smash "The Man".Meanwhile Exile laying the foundation of new west coast classics with Dirty Science crew mates, Blu and Exile’s, “Below The Heavens”, Fashawn's “Boy Meets World”, and countless production credits from Snoop Dogg, Whiz Khalifa to Big Sean. The two have remained friends and continued to collaborate together, but is not until now the combination bares the fruit of a new album. A look into the darker side of Aloes mind of poetry and lyrical mastery, with Exile behind the production to bring you a modern classic “Dystopia”.
David Bowie - No Plan
David Bowie
No Plan
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Columbia)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Pop
Preorder 21.04.2017
The No Plan Vinyl includes the three final David Bowie studio recordings during the sessions for his 28th and final album, Blackstar, “No Plan,” “Killing A Little Time” and “When I Met You”— along with Blackstar single and Cast Album title track “Lazarus”— on heavyweight 180g black vinyl that includes a special laser etching on side B.
Acid Pauli - BLD
Acid Pauli
BLD
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Ouie)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 24.03.2017
Acid Pauli is a name synonymous with certain aesthetic towards electronic music culture - both a part of the unhooked generation of that grew up experiencing his revelatory sets at places like Bar 25 and Fusion, and yet deeply rooted in musicality and adventurousness. BLD, the second full album from Martin Gretschmann, (aka Acid Pauli), builds on his already impressive back catalogue which spans back to 2005, and includes a debut album released on Nicolas Jaar's Clown and Sunset. Over the course of the eight tracks here, Gretschmann explores some of the many facets that have made him one of the most trusted artists in his field. Released on his own (and Nico Stojan's) label Ouïe - the album is the perfect expression of the imprint's commitment to diverse, exciting sounds, freed of the conventions of traditional club music. The album covers a number of moods and emotions, from dystopian carnivalesque vibes to moments of high intensity, through to deep melancholia and synth laden ambience. Gretschmann's well documented love of the sampler shines throughout - tracks are textured and colored with different hues from his extensive sound palette, whether it's a part of his more psychedelic moments, or concentrated on his innate knowledge of dancefloor dynamics. As such BLD sits together as a complete piece of music - to be relished just as much by blissed out home listeners as the left-field dancers.
Brian Bennett - Voyage: A Journey Into Discoid Funk
Brian Bennett
Voyage: A Journey Into Discoid Funk
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Isle Of Jura)
21,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 14.04.2017
Reissued on 180-gram vinyl with completely remastered sound, here's the highly sought after cosmic disco classic 'Voyage: A Journey Into Discoid Funk' by Brian Bennett, originally released in 1978. This edition is way better than the few crappy sounding bootlegs which appeared through the years.
Madvillain (MF Doom & Madlib) - Madvillainy
Madvillain (MF Doom & Madlib)
Madvillainy
2LP | 2004 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
18,99 €*
Release:2004 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 07.04.2017
Maybe the illest hip-hop record of the 21st century (so far). Vintage Madlib beats meet The Villain on top of his lyrical power. If you don't like this one you don't like hip hop. Period!
Kool Keith & Kutmasta Kurt - Your Mom Is My Wife (The 1996 - 1997 Archives)
Kool Keith & Kutmasta Kurt
Your Mom Is My Wife (The 1996 - 1997 Archives)
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Threshold)
36,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 31.03.2017
Limited edition vinyl copies of Kutmasta Kurt & Kool Keith's collaborative 1997 EP, “Your Mom Is My Wife”. All copies autographed by Kool Keith himself, limited to 500 copies worldwide.KutMasta Kurt Digs deep into his archives to put together this compelling 6 track EP of previously unreleased recordings he and Keith recorded in 1996-1997. This Post “Sex Style” and Pre “Dr. Dooom” material helps further illustrate why they are one of Hip-Hop's favorite collaborators from the 90’s and beyond.
Japan Blues - Sells His Record Collection
Japan Blues
Sells His Record Collection
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Japan Blues)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 24.03.2017
Only 1 copy per customer!Almost in time for the third anniversary of Japan Blues' show on NTS radio - a monthly Japanese musical Nabemono, occasionally straying into other Asian territories.The self-released album's six tracks form an atmospheric Nipponese travelogue, with some underbelly tourist spots taken in on the way. The track-listing is printed on a lovely hand-made paper insert, to confound the download card fetishists.
Nuage - WILD Pink Vinyl Edition
Nuage
WILD Pink Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Project: Mooncircle / hhv.de)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 05.05.2017
Limited edition of 300 copies on pink vinyl!“WILD” is the most complete musical work by Nuage up to date. Following a thought-out plan from beginning to finish – with a real introduction, development, and conclusion – the album is influenced foremost by the sun, sea and tropics. The music slowly evolves from warm and uplifting songs towards colder and more mysterious realms.Taking a full year to finish the album, including the entire change of season from summer to winter, memories of trips to Mexico, the mountains, and the seaside fade away and are replaced by days at home and in the studio in cold St. Petersburg. At the same time the music itself goes through a very personal development from outgoing moments to parts of personal reflection.Without adding too much weight or philosophy to the music, the album is an easy and natural listening experience that explores contrasting and at times contradicting themes between summer and winter, cold and warm, introverted and extroverted and many layers in between, while also harmonizing the musical past, present and future of Nuage.Following his critically acclaimed “Neida” EP from 2015 (FACT, BBC Radio 1, thump, XLR8R, Clash, Ransom Note, among many others), “WILD” comes out worldwide in limited colored double vinyl and features such guests as his friend BOP, Brooklyn based BAILE, Olga Maximova (Harp), and Belle (of Left Rib).
Takecha - Kind of Deep EP
Takecha
Kind of Deep EP
12" | 1995 | JP | Reissue (GWM)
10,99 €*
Release:1995 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 24.03.2017
Valuable reissue of an impossible-to-find masterpiece of purest japanese deephouse. Better be quick!
V.A. - Terra Incognita
V.A.
Terra Incognita
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Emotional Rescue)
17,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 31.03.2017
Emotional Rescue starts its 5th year by shining a light on one of Europe's best underground 80s' label in Spain's Auxilio De Ciento. Their Terra Incognita Volumes I and II collated an international mix of synth-pop, new wave, world and industrial sounds to a small but appreciative following. Released in 1985 and 1986, the Volumes have become highly regarded and rightly sought after, finding a place in discerning playlists from London to Amsterdam and Dusseldorf to Glasgow. Here, taking a premise of avoiding the songs unearthed on other recent reissues, is a unique album itself. Starting with Denis Mpunga & Paul K's esoteric Criola, a fusion of fourth world ideals and poly-rhythmic funk. The music of Mal, Bene Gesserit and La Caida De La Casa Usher, however, soon highlight that the decade also belonged to dark, minimal synth as to shiny balearic ideals. The inclusion of Hector Zazou with Bony Biyake and their contribution Komba, is a fitting continuation from their cult Noir Et Blanc LP before, things continue with US avant-artist Danny Alias and his humorous Big Brother "response" to Laurie Anderson's Superman O. Image Pour Image loose indie-pop and the inclusion of seminal Beast Of Burden lead again to a Zazou contribution, this time in his collaborative Stranger In A New Light, before the compilation eclectically ends with the dadaesque Lakota and the post punk dub of Instead Of's closer, Angels .
Insight & Damu The Fudgemunk - Ears Hear Spears Black Vinyl Edition
Insight & Damu The Fudgemunk
Ears Hear Spears Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Redefinition)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 19.05.2017
“Developing the brain, always measure the aim, feeling pleasant in the present things could never be the same.” - InsightWith great excitement, Redefinition Records is proud to release the latest project from one of hip hop's most multi-talented artists. Making his Redefinition Records feature album debut, Insight the Truncator aka Andre Todman returns to the spotlight with a new album after a departure from the industry in recent years. Where was he and what was he up to? Well after a decade and a half in the business, dozens of respected records, countless national and international tours, Insight took a well deserved hiatus to try other endeavors such as app development, electronics and social media strategizing in which he found major success. This shouldn't surprise longtime fans who may remember in as early as 1997, Insight created his own website, Insight.fm which even featured an interactive SP1200 and forums. (pre-social media and long before having a web presence was was on most artist’s agendas). Building a strong reputation for his live performance, his on-stage capabilities included not only rapping, but also producing, DJing and simultaneous live drawing. The triple threat from Boston (MC, DJ and producer) has dedicated his life to his creativity and name, catalog and content are a true testament to the kind person Insight is on and off of his recordings. Credited for mentoring and being instrumental in the career beginnings of many of today's staples in Boston Hip Hop and beyond, he also assisted a young D.C. native Damu the Fudgemunk, who later matured into an esteemed solo artist in his own right (and co-owner of Redefinition records). The 2 would first collaborate on one of the greatest hip hop albums of the 2000's as Y Society on 2007's full length, Travel at Your Own Pace. As a result, they formed a brotherhood that today is well into its second decade, bookmarked by this latest release. On Ears Hear Spears, “The Truncator” passionately speaks his mind through rhyme as The Fudgemunk handles all production. Insight offered the following thoughts about the album: "Ears Hear Spears is a milestone in my life that reflects an intersection of so many paths. I had been living in Berlin and was frequently touring at the time for a 4 year stretch. I was just preparing to move back to the US. It was ’07 and the first generation iPhone was released so I started getting into app development, as the music industry was very rapidly changing. As an American under the Bush presidency, I had a lot on my mind. I had only met Damu once at a show in 2004, but we kept in contact for several years prior to our first collaboration. He called me with an album concept and a potential deal with Tres Records. I was on board and felt a responsibility to honestly express myself. We turned in Ears, however, we were shut down at the time by the label (Tres Records, now defunct). They simply said that this album was not what they wanted and expected from us. Damu and I only took about 10 days to do it, but instead of revising it, we shelved it. We quickly recorded a whole new album for label approval (Travel At Your Own Pace). Travel was released and time went on. Over the years, Ears became foreign to me. It got to a point where it seemed like my past speaking to my present. The album discusses the importance of togetherness, using your mind, not being manipulated by the music industry to represent ignorance and yet maintain rawness. Opportunities were limited due to the content in which some suggested was irrelevant and unmarketable. As time progressed, inequality, racism and ignorance moved to the forefront; dominating news and the rising usage of social media. This album became more relevant as time went by. It feels as if it is a duty to release it, before I release the new projects I have planned for the near future. Rather than just point out the negative, hopefully it can help us to find ways to cope and move our mind to a better place." InsightEars Hear Spears is the full length counterpart to Insight & Damu’s 45 single "Know the Meaning” Remix. Considering the state of the world as we know it today, Insight’s lyrics couldn't possibly be any more relevant and timely than they are right now. This is especially notable being that the album was initially recorded in ’07 (it was unreleased until now). Throughout 10 outstanding tracks Insight delivers a diverse lyrical exhibition over a then 20-21 year old Damu the Fudgemunk's beats. There's an undeniable level of directness and sincerity in his lyrics which are artfully assembled in a manner that will astonish literary buffs, yet permeate the lives of everyday listeners alike.
Mori Ra - Trapped In The Sky
Mori Ra
Trapped In The Sky
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Tracy Island)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 31.03.2017
Tracy Island, surrounded by natures greatest and ever rising force of the Ocean, is a place emanating peace and joy. The label is a concept representing the isolation and appeal of Island life, contrasted with thought provoking and mesmerising melodies to draw us away from main land mentality, offering feelings of tranquility and wonder. In these controversial times the necessity to escape or break away grows as we feel increasingly submerged by the world’s realities, now more than ever we should strive to protect both the environment and the purpose of this planet.Tracy Island will follow a 10 episode framework taking inspiration from Thunderbirds, all of which aptly named after the original series. The first episode welcomes Mori Ra of Osaka, with four old edits from way back when on “Trapped In The Sky”.“ Located in the South Pacific, the heavily camouflaged Island's ulterior function is to serve as the secret base of the International Rescue Organisation. Music For Hope. With love from Tracy Island. “
J.Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only
J.Cole
4 Your Eyez Only
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Interscope)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 14.04.2017
"4 Your Eyez Only” is the fourth studio album by American hip hop recording artist J. Cole. The album serves as Cole's first release with Interscope, previous albums being released with Columbia. The album also serves as Dreamville's president Ibrahim Hamad first executive producer credit for a Cole album. Most of the recording on the album took place at the Sheltuh in North Carolina and Electric Lady Studios in New York City. Production was primarily handled by Cole himself, alongside several other record producers such as Vinylz, Boi-1da, Cardiak, Ron Gilmore, Frank Dukes, Chargaux and Elite among others. The album was released exactly two years after Cole's previous studio album, “2014 Forest Hills Drive”.
Tödliche Doris, Die - Tödliche Doris, Die
Tödliche Doris, Die
Tödliche Doris, Die
LP | 1982 | US | Reissue (Etats-Unis)
26,99 €*
Release:1982 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 07.04.2017
Die Tödliche Doris was born out of West Berlin’s lively post-punk community in the early ‘80s. Along with Einstürzende Neubauten, Malaria, Sprung Aus Den Wolken and Frieder Butzmann, Die Tödliche Doris ranks amongst the Geniale Dilletanten – which roughly translates as “ingenious dilettantes” – who sought to democratize cultural productions beyond the grip of both Western capitalism and GDR socialism. The Geniale Dilletanten became synonymous with a free-for-all approach to music, film, painting and performance where participants encouraged raw expression through provocation and experimentation. Wolfgang Müller and Nikolaus Utermöhlen founded Die Tödliche Doris in 1980, presenting the public persona of Doris as a constantly shifting entity that deliberately engaged the contradictions of the human condition. The band often referenced themselves in the third person singular, alluding to Doris as a fully-formed female character with explosive, colorful emotions. For her debut album – originally released on Zickzack in 1982 and playfully titled " " (that is, blank space surrounded by quotation marks) – Doris most closely entertains the notion of a typical rock band with drums, bass and guitar. Produced by Neubauten’s Blixa Bargeld, the thirteen songs presented here are disquieting lullabies of profound anxiety, savage and primitive deconstructions of German polka and manic lacerations of punk minimalism: all reflections of the many and fractured personalities of Doris. This first-time vinyl reissue includes a reproduction of the original 24-page booklet. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies on clear vinyl.
Sean Price - Jesus Price Superstar
Sean Price
Jesus Price Superstar
2LP | 2007 | US | Reissue (Duck Down)
22,99 €*
Release:2007 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 21.04.2017
Finally, this Sean Price classic gets a reissue treatment!
Youandewan - Youandewan
Youandewan
Youandewan
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Eclipser Chaser)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 24.03.2017
Timeless, Round, unmistakable, irresistible grooves from Youandewan. No bad surprises, just good house music tracks!
Quasimoto - The Unseen
Quasimoto
The Unseen
2LP | 2000 | US | Reissue (Stones Throw)
18,99 €*
Release:2000 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 07.04.2017
The one that started the whole Quas craze! Madlib beats at its best!
Leroy Hutson - Unreleased Boogie Tracks Volume 2
Leroy Hutson
Unreleased Boogie Tracks Volume 2
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Saph)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 31.03.2017
Only one per customer!Limited edition of 500 copies only worldwide!Check out these unreleased killer Boogie tracks recorded during 1982 and 1988 by the legendary Leroy Hutson!!
Leroy Hutson - Unreleased Boogie Tracks Volume 1
Leroy Hutson
Unreleased Boogie Tracks Volume 1
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Saph)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 31.03.2017
Only one per customer!Limited edition of 500 copies only worldwide!Check out these unreleased killer Boogie tracks recorded during 1982 and 1988 by the legendary Leroy Hutson!!
Malik Turner - Hip Hop Homicide 92 - 94 EP
Malik Turner
Hip Hop Homicide 92 - 94 EP
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Chopped Herring)
26,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 31.03.2017
Only one copy per customer!Collectors of rare 90's Hip Hop will be familiar with the excellent "No More 9-5" 12". - a massive grail and a solid project! Here are all but one joint from that very hard to obtain record as well as some killer unreleased joints from 1992-1995. Mastered by Tony Dawsey. Remastered by Duncan Stanbury. Here's some more info from the man like Malik Turner.Malik Turner is an American rapper and Hip Hop producer. Hailing from Fayetteville, NC, but long time resident of the NJ/NY metro area, Malik Turner is a rapper and producer best known for his politically aware, socially conscious lyrics and sample heavy production. Malik is a member of the duo Mpacked Sounds with his long-time friend and DJ, Master Jam. Malik is also best known for being a group member and lead vocalist (rapper) for the "New Blackbyrds", a Jazz fusion group formed by the legendary trumpeter the late Dr. Donald Byrd; a sister project to the late Guru's "Jazzmatazz, A New Reality".
Tony Allen - A Tribute To Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Tony Allen
A Tribute To Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Blue Note)
13,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 26.05.2017
Blue Note is pleased to announce the release of legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen's new EP: A Tribute to Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. The 4 titles featured exclusively in the EP provide a preview of his forthcoming album for Blue Note on which Tony Allen pays tribute to his longstanding idol, American jazz drummer Art Blakey. The EP's four titles and the other tracks that make up the album were recorded over three days in Paris at the Midilive studios, the former facility of the Vogue label. The sessions were done in live conditions that saw Tony Allen and his 8-piece band together in the same room, with the sound channeled through 12 separate mikes onto 2" tape via a Sony MCI-JH24 analogue multi-track recorder.Tony Allen and Art Blakey have so much in common that this project came into being almost naturally. For one thing, growing up in Lagos, if Tony hadn't listened to Art Blakey's recordings he might never have taken up drumming: Blakey's type of kit was much rarer than the traditional Nigerian percussion instruments played during that period. Another quality shared by the two musicians is the fact that both Art and Tony were sidemen before they were leaders of their own groups: Art Blakey founded his Jazz Messengers after playing alongside Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon or Thelonious Monk, and Tony Allen also only moved on to leading his own ensembles after playing in other bands, notably the Africa 70 orchestra founded by Fela Anikulapo Kuti. And both Allen and Blakey contributed to the birth of a brand-new music style: bebop and then hard bop in the case of Art Blakey, and the afro-beat style of Allen. Paris is also a link where the two musicians converge: Art Blakey recorded some of his best albums there (his live recordings at the Club St. Germain and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées for example), while Paris has been home to Tony Allen for some twenty years, and he still lives there with his family.But perhaps the most significant link between Blakey and Allen is Africa. Many consider Art Blakey to be the most African of the jazz drummers, and he made many long visits to that continent where he earned a new name — Blakey became known as Buhaina, an African resonance that would become part of his approach to drumming. Blakey was an inspired metronome, a musician with no interest in idle chitchat who avoided special effects in order to concentrate on the profound dynamics of rhythm. But he could create alchemy with his groups. You could say the same of Tony Allen, whose powerful sense of rhythm goes hand in hand with a taste for economy that resembles the "sublime elegance" found in the art of the haiku: behind the Nigerian's "stripped to the essentials" approach, there lies the will to encourage each musician to raise his playing to exceptional levels.Here, in the company of some of the finest instrumentalists in France (supervised by Vincent Taurelle of the A.L.B.E.R.T. trio, whose production credits include Tony's previous album Film of Life), Tony Allen handsomely comes full circle with his Tribute To Art Blakey, a fine demonstration of the bond between Africa and America.
MC Rene & Figub Brazlevic - Khazraje Instrumentals
Depeche Mode - Where's The Revolution Remixes
Depeche Mode
Where's The Revolution Remixes
2x12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Sony)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Pop
Preorder 28.04.2017
The lead single Where's The Revolution from Depeche Mode's upcoming album Spirit remixed by Autolux, Pearson Sound, Algiers, Simian Mobile Disco, Terence Fixmer, Patrice Bäumel and Ewan Pearson.
Gaussian Curve (Gigi Masin, Jonny Nash & Young Marco) - The Distance
Gaussian Curve (Gigi Masin, Jonny Nash & Young Marco)
The Distance
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Music From Memory)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 21.04.2017
New LP from Gigi Masin, Jonny Nash and Young Marco. Highly Recommended!In the spring of 2016, Gigi Masin, Jonny Nash and Marco Sterk got together in the studio for the first time since they recorded Clouds, the critically acclaimed debut album from their Gaussian Curve project.By the time they reconvened in Sterk’s new studio in Amsterdam, a stone’s throw away from the temporary, second-­?floor space where they recorded Clouds, much had changed. When they first got together in March 2014, it was for a spontaneous, weekend-­?long exploration of shared musical passions. They were merely three new friends expressing themselves, and having huge amounts of fun in the process.By the time they got together again last year, the album they recorded on that famous weekend had taken on a life of its’ own. To their surprise and delight, Clouds had become one of the most admired ambient albums of the 21st century.They’d initially reconvened in the studio to rehearse for their first live performances. It soon become clear that all three members were brimming with ideas for new Gaussian Curve material. Over the four days that followed, and fuelled by the same spontaneous working method that drove Clouds, a new album began to take shape. Although their methodology remained the same, the inspirations were different. Whereas Clouds was intimate by design, The Distance reflects more on spaciousness, distance and time. It is instantly recognizable as a Gaussian Curve record, but feels different in scope and tone. The Distance is a different musical beast to its’ predecessor, but shares the same timeless, emotion-­?rich feel that made Clouds such a hit. While the fundamental ingredients remain the same – Masin’s masterly piano and synthesizer work, Nash’s blissful, meandering guitar
Orange Tree Edits - Afro Edits Volume 2
Orange Tree Edits
Afro Edits Volume 2
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Orange Tree Edits)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 07.04.2017
The latest instalment of Afro-disco bullets from Dublin's OTE, this time featuring Irish producers R. Kitt and Cove. The first EP sold out in just 24 hours with heavyweight support from the likes of Hunee and MCDE, so don't hold back. Guaranteed dancefloor delight.
Three 6 Mafia - Most Known Unknown
Three 6 Mafia
Most Known Unknown
2LP | 2017 | CA | Original (Omerta Inc.)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / CA – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 31.03.2017
Three Six Mafia’s biggest album “Most Known Unknown” has sold over 1 million copies in the US alone but has never been commercially available on vinyl until now. Remastered specifically for the format, this will be the best the record has ever sounded. Featuring the original track listing as well as four bonus tracks. Omerta Inc. is proud to present a deluxe vinyl version, pressed onto 180gm heavyweight black vinyl housed in a high quality matte finished sleeve with original artwork and insert.
Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. - The King & I
Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G.
The King & I
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Rhino)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 09.06.2017
The Notorious B.I.G. is widely recognized as one of the world’s most influential rappers and has sold more than 17 million albums in the U.S. alone. Before his murder in 1997, Christopher Wallace recorded two classic albums as The Notorious B.I.G. His debut Ready to Die arrived in 1994 and helped revitalize the East Coast rap scene with massive hits like “Big Poppa” and “Juicy.” Faith Evans has enjoyed worldwide success as an award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and writer. She has recorded eight studio albums, including the back-to-back platinum smashes, Faith (1995) and Keep The Faith (1998). Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G. famously met at a photo shoot in 1994 and were married nine days later. What followed would become one of the most legendary love stories in hip-hop history. Evans has now, 20 years after B.I.G.’s still unsolved murder, created The King & I, a brand new album that tells the story of their life together. The CD features 25 tracks, including newly recorded vocals by Evans melded with vocals by Biggie Smalls, some well-known but also a selection of rare and unheard rhymes from the B.I.G. vault. THE KING & I also includes an impressive list of guest appearances by rap royalty including Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Lil’ Cease, Lil’ Kim, Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Snoop Dogg. Evans has also brought on some of the most acclaimed producers in hip-hop, many of which produced some of B.I.G.’s most famous tracks, including DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Salaam Remi, Stevie J, and Chucky Thompson.
Kings Of The Late Night, The - Fly Away Theo Parrish Remix
Kings Of The Late Night, The
Fly Away Theo Parrish Remix
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (West End)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Preorder 24.03.2017
Originally released in 2005, this sought after 12” from West End offshoot West End Blue gets an exclusive reissue for 2017. A four track slice of night time Detroit Soul comes backed with a remix from fellow Motor city resident Theo Parrish.
Al Kent presents - The Men In the Glass Booth - Disco Eras Most Influential DJs - Part 1
Al Kent presents
The Men In the Glass Booth - Disco Eras Most Influential DJs - Part 1
5LP | 2017 | EU | Original (BBE)
53,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 24.03.2017
In May 1976 a record was released that would have an unforeseen and lasting impact on the music industry “Ten Percent” by Double Exposure was an early release on the New York independent label Salsoul Records. America was in the grip of a disco explosion with new clubs opening on a weekly basis; Salsoul saw what was happening and swiftly created a sound for their label, heavily influenced by the music then coming out of Philadelphia, aimed directly at New York’s dance-floors. Records like “Salsoul Hustle,” “Tangerine” and “You’re Just The Right Size” by The Salsoul Orchestra borrowed heavily from the beautifully orchestrated Philadelphia International Records but added a more percussive, bass heavy depth that New York’s DJs loved.So what was so special about this particular single then? Double Exposure was, after all, just another band, “Ten Percent” just another song; one of many “disco” records released that week. First of all Salsoul became the first record label to make a twelve inch single available to Joe Public – the exotic format was previously only available to DJs as promotional items or bought under the counter at certain record stores. Not only that though, the extended version was created by Walter Gibbons, a DJ at New York’s Galaxy 21 who’d built his reputation making exclusive versions of tracks to play in his sets.In 1976 it was unheard of for a DJ to set foot in a recording studio, being seen as little more than living jukeboxes by the serious music industry. Recording studios were strictly the domain of recording artists and producers so Walter found himself in a unique position, gaining access to a world no DJ had been granted before.Or so we thought…The Men In The Glass Booth compiled by Al Kent tells the full story. Featuring ground breaking re-edits and remixes by some of the Disco era’s most influential DJs including Walter Gibbons, Bobby DJ Guttadaro, Tom Savarese, Jellybean Benitez, Tee Scott and John Luongo.Includes a 40 page booklet.
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