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Cortex - Troupeau Bleu 2020 Repress Edition With Poster
Troupeau Bleu 2020 Repress Edition With Poster
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Trad Vibe)
19,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited 2020 repress of this Euro-Jazz-Funk classic - this time with poster!
Beach House - Become Record Store Day 2023 Edition
O.C. - Jewelz
2LP+7" | 2023 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
34,99 €*
Release:2023 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 750 copies on black vinyl with printed innersleeves, inlay card and bonus 7" ("My World" b/w "Dangerous Feat. Big L").

O.C.'s sophomore album "Jewelz" dropped in 1997 with an all-star cast of guests and producers. The line-up included the likes of Big L, DJ Premier, Buckwild, Organized Konfusion, The Beatminerz, Freddie Foxx and others and "Jewelz" became a worthy successor to "Word...Life".

Available in a limited run on black vinyl 2LP+7", CD in jewel case and cassette.
Quasimoto - Yessir Whatever w/ Peel-Off Sticker
Yessir Whatever w/ Peel-Off Sticker
LP | 2013 | US | Reissue (Stones Throw)
31,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Madlib's original Bad Character emerges again. Yessir Whatever is 12-tracks recorded over roughly 12 years. The LP is packaged with a peel-off sticker revealing Lord Quas’s guts. Repress without the 7" included in the original pressing.
Daniel Caesar - Never Enough HHV GSA Exclusive Orange Vinyl Edition
Daniel Caesar
Never Enough HHV GSA Exclusive Orange Vinyl Edition
LP | 2023 | EU | Original (Republic)
42,99 €*
Release:2023 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 200 copies that are - in Germany, Switzerland and Austria - only available to HHV customers.
Die Ärzte - 13
Anderson .Paak - Venice
Anderson .Paak
2LP | 2015 | US | Original (Steel Wool)
24,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Probably soon not available for a long time to come, we have secured some last copies for you.
LA's amazing young vocalist & drummer Anderson .Paak comes up with another nice record!
Retrogott - Fuck You / Der Schlafwandler
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising Magenta Vinyl Edition
De La Soul
3 Feet High And Rising Magenta Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1989 | EU | Reissue (Chrysalis)
34,99 €*
Release:1989 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
R.I.P. Trugoy the Dove

Finally back on vinyl. Now as a double vinyl LP, officially reissued. Must have! 3 Feet High and Rising is the debut studio album by hip hop trio De La Soul and was released on March 3, 1989 It marked the first of three full- length collaborations with producer Prince Paul, which would become the critical and commercial peak of both parties. Critically, as well as commercially, the album was a success. It contains the singles, "Me Myself and I", "The Magic Number", "Buddy", and "Eye Know". The album title came from the Johnny Cash song "Five Feet High and Rising". It is listed on Rolling Stone's 200 Essential Rock Records and The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. When Village Voice held its annual Pazz & Jop Critics Poll for 1989, 3 Feet High and Rising was ranked #1. It was also listed on the Rolling Stone's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Released amid the 1989 boom in gangsta rap, which gravitated towards hardcore, confrontational, violent lyrics, De La Soul's uniquely positive style made them an oddity beginning with the first single, "Me, Myself and I". Their positivity meant many observers labeled them a 'hippie' group, based on their declaration of the 'D.A.I.S.Y. Age' (Da. Inner. Soul. Yall). Sampling artists as diverse as Hall & Oates, Steely Dan and The Turtles, 3 Feet High and Rising is often viewed as the stylistic beginning of 1990s alternative hip hop (and especially jazz rap).
Sault - Aiir
LP | 2023 | UK | Original (Forever Living Originals)
29,99 €*
Release:2023 / UK – Original
Genre:Classical Music
Preorder shipping from 16.06.2023
Charms / France-Lise - Givin' It Up / Pour Moi Ça Va
Charms / France-Lise
Givin' It Up / Pour Moi Ça Va
7" | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Favorite)
13,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Favorite Recordings proudly presents its new series of 7" reissues with the following concept: each side dedicated to one Funky French track coming with its original artwork. You just have to flip it! On the first side comes "Givin’ It Up" by Belgian funk band Charms. Compiled by Charles Maurice on French Disco Boogie Sounds Vol. 2, the original vinyl 7inch was released in 1982 on famous Biram label and is now a very hard to find gem for reasonable prices. Not really surprising considering the immediate power of this Disco track, filled catchy synths lines, sweet vocals and fateful chorus. On the other side comes another French Disco underground hit with “Pour moi ça va” by France-Lise. It takes only a few seconds to get driven on the dancefloor by the heavily funky guitar and bassline and the immediate energy of this song. Also compiled by Charles Maurice on French Disco Boogie Sounds Vol. 1, this is also a quite hard to find OG. With its charming French vocals and bouncing percussions, it should delight any Disco player.
The White Stripes - Elephant 20th Anniversary Colored Vinyl Edition
The White Stripes
Elephant 20th Anniversary Colored Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2023 | US | Original (Sony Music)
35,99 €*
Release:2023 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Pressed at Third Man.
Released on April 1, 2003, Elephant swiftly proved to be a critically acclaimed, award-winning phenomenon, as well as garnering worldwide popularity, peaking at #6 on the Billboard 200 while also topping the UK’s Official Albums Chart. Largely recorded over two weeks in April 2002 at London’s analogue Toe Rag Studios, Elephant includes such now-classic singles as the GRAMMY® Award-winning “Seven Nation Army,” “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself,” “The Hardest Button To Button,” and “There’s No Home For You Here,” all of which prompted Rolling Stone’s David Fricke to hail the album as quite simply, “a work of pulverizing perfection.” Elephant went on to win the 2004 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Alternative Album” and was an “Album of the Year” nominee.

2023 The White Stripes are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their RIAA Platinum-certified 2003 fourth studio album, Elephant releasing a limited edition 2xLP version of the original Elephant album on Red Smoke (1st LP) & Clear with Red & Black Smoke (2nd LP) colored vinyl on Friday, April 21.
Retrogott & Hulk Hodn - Der Urlaub Hat Nicht Stattgefunden
Moby - Resound NYC Yellow Vinyl Edition
V.A. - The Mood Mosaic Volume 5 - Supervixens Pink Vinyl Edition
Caroline Polachek - Desire, I Want To Turn Into You Tiger's Eye Colored Vinyl Edition
Smino - Luv 4 Rent Green Vinyl Edition
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes - What Kinda Music
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes
What Kinda Music
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Blue Note)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Pop
We are excited to present Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes’ “What Kinda Music” – an astonishing collaboration between two artists of very different disciplines, and one of the most unique and seamlessly original projects of its ilk to date.

Moving fluidly through sleek electronica, avant-garde jazz, vintage hip hop and so much more, Misch and Dayes take you on a journey that is by turns surprising and spontaneous, heady and head spinning, and nothing less than compelling – a singular vision which fuses the DNA of both musicians with spectacular results, as can be seen in the title track, which comes backed by a gorgeously atmospheric video by XX.

Even though the fundamental bones of this project came together very quickly, its actual provenance stretches back much, much farther back, with the pair not only growing up in the same area of South East London, but Misch actually seeing Dayes play on drums in the school talent show for the first time when he was roughly 8 or 9. They both kept tabs on each other – Misch becoming a fan of Dayes’ act Yussef Kamaal, Dayes clocking his videos in 2014 – but it was only when they met at a launch party for Misch’s debut LP “Geography” in 2018 that the proverbial creative sparks began to fly. “As a musician you’re always looking for contemporaries who can push you and challenge you and make you better”, says Dayes. “I instantly felt that with Tom – he was such a gifted musician, and so prolific”. That summer they decided to go into the studio together, jam a little, and see what happens, with no other expectation placed upon it.

As it turns out, the music came fast and furiously. Two initial tracks were suddenly followed by a handful of others, and the pair found themselves contemplating what to do next. “Pretty soon, we knew that something was gelling”, Dayes says. “It didn’t feel like a one-off collaboration, it felt like a body of work”. What made the pair click, according to Misch and Dayes, were the exact same factors that meant it shouldn’t, by all rights, work. Misch says, “Yussef comes from a more experimental background, and he has a lot of loose, crazy ideas. I know how to write a catchy melody, but with interesting chords and have a good understanding of popular song forms, so I think I streamlined those ideas and made them accessible”. And certainly, in “What Kinda Music” you can sense the DNA of both musicians, but fusing so effortlessly and beautifully that it creates something else entirely, the appropriately named “Lift Off” sending goosebumps with its jazz flecked crescendo, and “Night Rider” hynotising with its deeply mesmeric grooves. “I have a love for harmony and chords”, Misch adds. “Working with someone like Yussef, who has such a gifted sense of rhythm allowed a perfect balance”.

Throughout the record, there is an utterly joyful feel of two musicians at the top of their game sparking off one another, picking up ideas and running with them – zigging where the other zags, ebbing where the other flows, with Misch producing the majority of the record and both having a hand in the overall sound and feel of the record.

“Working with Yussef has actually changed the way I work as a musician”, Misch muses. “He’s pushed me and unlocked a more experimental part of me that I hadn’t really allowed myself to explore before. I think we really did impact each other in a fundamental way”. Dayes is similarly effusive in his praise for Misch. “A musician like him, who’s at the top of his game, he doesn’t need to do this”, he raves. “He can just keep doing the same thing and why not? He’s killing it. The fact that he’s so humble, that he’s so curious about everything and open to collaboration, speaks a lot to him as an artist, because it’s not easy finding musicians who want to collaborate. Something always gets in the way, whether it’s ego or their team or whatever. But with Tom it felt like the intention was purely creative, and that’s what made it exciting”. In fact, Dayes says that the intentions of the record go even deeper than just music. “Both our parents who’d never met each other before, are now best friends as a result of this, they now see each other more than we do! I’d like to think, in some small way, that this album has a similar impact for people too – everything feels so divided these days, it would be nice for people to hear the record and hear two very different musicians coming together and realise it doesn’t have to be that way”.
Vulfpeck - Schvitz Black Vinyl Edition
Schvitz Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2023 | US | Original (Vulf)
43,99 €*
Release:2023 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 02.06.2023
Fresh NEW album from the Peck

didn't have That on your 2022 bingo Card

recorded in a sauna in secret

all good tunes. that feel Good.
HHV - HHV Records Sticker Sheet
HHV Records Sticker Sheet
1 Piece | 2023 | Original (HHV)
80Bonus Coins
Release:2023 / Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall, Pop, Soundtracks
Bonus Coins
The HHV Records universe in 14 high quality screen print stickers black-and-white on an A4 format sheet. It can be so easy.
Good Stuff Carefully Composed in 14 stickers.

On the sheet:
• HHV Logo Sticker, square
• KEATS Logo Sticker, square
• Beat Jazz International Logo Sticker, square
• For the RECORD Logo Sticker, round
• PMC Lettering Sticker, round
• PMC Logo Sticker, round
• HHV Mag Logo Sticker, round
• HHV Boombap 45's Logo Sticker, round
• 90's Tapes Logo Sticker, round
• For The CULTURE Logo Sticker, round
• Vinyl Diggers Logo Sticker, round
• DIGGIN IS A SCIENCE Logo Sticker, round
• 20 Years HHV Logo Sticker, round
Khruangbin & Friends - Live At Stubb's
Khruangbin & Friends
Live At Stubb's
LP | 2023 | EU | Original (Dead Oceans)
26,99 €*
Release:2023 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
It's only fitting that Khruangbin's first-ever official live releases would be albums paired with their tourmates: artists whose music they love and admire, friends who've become family along the way. Khruangbin's 'Live At' series of live LP straces just one small slice of the band's flight plan through the years: it's a taste of some of their most beloved cities, stages and nights. Most of all, Khruangbin's 'Live at' series ignites both sides of the band's magic: the warm, prismatic feeling of their albums and the bewitching energy of their performances.
V.A. - OST The Super Mario Bros. Movie Red & Green Vinyl Edition
OST The Super Mario Bros. Movie Red & Green Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2023 | US | Original (Iam8bit)
49,99 €*
Release:2023 / US – Original
Preorder shipping from 28.07.2023
Available on Red and Green Double Vinyl. Music from The Super Mario Bros. movie Featuring the song “Peaches” performed by Jack Black as Bowser Score Composed by Brian Tyler Original Nintendo Themes by Koji KondoEveryone’s favorite plumbers are in their first-ever animated feature, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, bringing with them everything you’ve come to expect.

It’s an important moment for a legendary franchise, and it demands a legendary soundtrack—one that pays homage to the history of Mario Brothers. Composer Brian Tyler certainly delivered, playing off the iconic, instantly recognizable themes by Koji Kondo. The Super Mario Bros. Movie soundtrack is an epic in its own right, delivering swelling, grand orchestral themes.

iam8bit is so, so indescribably pumped to partner with our pals at Nintendo, Illumination, and Universal Pictures to mint this coin-collecting, kart-racing smash hit-in-the-making score, from the feature film, on wax, for your collection. It’s presented on—what else—Red & Green colored vinyl, housed in a beautiful gatefold jacket, showcasing a plethora of incredible art straight from the stellar team at Illumination. Don’t miss your chance to take home an iconic piece of musical animation history!

© 2023 Nintendo. Distributed by Back Lot Music, a division of Universal Studios Music Lllp under license from Nintendo. Motion Picture Artwork & Photos © 2022 Nintendo and Universal Studios.
Soul Jazz Records presents - 200% Dynamite! Record Store Day 2023 Red & Blue Vinyl Edition
Soul Jazz Records presents
200% Dynamite! Record Store Day 2023 Red & Blue Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2023 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
32,99 €*
Release:2023 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Record Store Day 2023 limited run / regional release limited to 1000 copies.
Soul Jazz Records’ 200% Dynamite! set the benchmark for reggae meets funk compilations that has never been bettered. Out of print for over 15 years this new 2023 edition contains new tracks and is being released in a one-off limited-edition heavyweight red/blue vinyl pressing with a download code, exclusively for Record Store Day 2023.

Jam-packed with reggae tunes that crossed-over to become dancefloor hits such as Tenor Saw’s sound boy anthem ‘Ring the Alarm,’ K.C. White’s classic cut of the seminal ‘No, No, No’ and Augustus Pablo’s ‘Rockers Rock’, 200% Dynamite explores the links between reggae, jazz, funk and soul. Carrying on perfectly from 100% Dynamite, this second compilation continues to trace the history of Jamaican reggae and the influence of American styles such as funk and jazz had on this music.

Featured here are serious funk and rocksteady tunes from the likes of The Skatalites and Johnny Osbourne through to Jamaican jazz from masters such as Tommy McCook and Byron Lee, as well as some serious dub from the likes of Augustus Pablo, King Tubby and Jackie Mittoo. New bonus tracks on this new 2023 edition include seminal dancehall party cuts Sister Nancy’s ‘One Two’ and Chaka Demus and Pliers’ ‘Murder She Wrote’, alongside classic soul to reggae covers including cuts of Marlena Shaw’s ‘Women of the Ghetto’ and Odyssey’s ‘Don’t Tell Me Tell Her’.

“Once again, Soul Jazz goes digging through the reggae vaults and produces another sterling compilation. If you’re looking for a primer on the music of the island, you could do worse than buying every one of the records in this superb compilation series.” --All Music
Tricky - Pre-Millenium Tension Record Store Day 2023 Pink Vinyl Edition
Pre-Millenium Tension Record Store Day 2023 Pink Vinyl Edition
LP | 1996 | EU | Reissue (Island)
34,99 €*
Release:1996 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Tricky’s Pre-Millennium Tension gets it’s first repress and debut on coloured wax (pink) for Record Store Day 2023. This “difficult” second album from Tricky was originally released in 1996 and was a conscious effort by him to move away from the trip hop sound that his debut album Maxinquaye had been labelled with. Recorded in Jamaica and once again featuring long-time vocal collaborator Martina Topley-Bird, P-M T pushed his post-punk, hip-hop hybrid experiment to further depths incl. two covers of rap classics: Chill Rob G’s “Bad Dreams” and “Lyrics of Fury” by Eric B. and Rakim.
The Comet Is Coming - Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Transparent Orange Crush Vinyl Edition
The Comet Is Coming
Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Transparent Orange Crush Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Impulse)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Indie only edition! Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings has rocked the global jazz and club music scene with three bands: Sons Of Kemet, Shabaka And The Ancestors and his electro-jazz trio The Comet Is Coming with Danalogue (keyboards/electronics) and Betamax (drums), which now returns with its 2nd full length album on Impulse! Records. While still featuring elements of jazz throughout, the new album leans further into heavy dance-hall themes, providing hypnotic, electronic soundscapes.
Snoop Dogg - Neva Left 2023 Repress
Snoop Dogg
Neva Left 2023 Repress
2LP | 2017 | US | Reissue (Empire / Doggystyle)
28,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder shipping from 30.06.2023
Snoop Dogg is a legendary personality. He burst on to the scene in the early 90’s and stole the show with his appearances on Dr. Dre’s classic album, The Chronic which cemented him as a prominent figure within the halls of hip hop. Since then he has gone on to release multiple platinum albums, star in major motion pictures, and even host a TV show with the one and only, Martha Stewart! In 2017, Snoop releaed the album, Neva Left which was a call back to the style that gained him notoriety. Packed with features from the likes of Too $hort, Wiz Khalifa, K CAMP, Nef The Pharoah, Devin the Dude, KRS-One, Redman, Method Man, BADBADNOTGOOD, Kaytranada and more.
Isaiah Rashad - House Is Burning
RZA as Bobby Digital - Bobby Digital In Stereo Record Store Day 2023 Translucent Red Vinyl Edition
RZA as Bobby Digital
Bobby Digital In Stereo Record Store Day 2023 Translucent Red Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1998 | US | Reissue (Hhc Records)
43,99 €*
Release:1998 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Record Store Day 2023 first release limited to 2000 copies worldwide on translucent red vinyl.

For RSD 2023 Bobby Digital’s origin story is revisited on an exclusive colored vinyl offering.

In November of 1998, Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA unleashed his first solo record, and his memorable alter-ego, Bobby Digital. Bobby Digital In Stereo is essentially a soundtrack. A soundtrack to a Blaxploitation/martial arts film that never was - at least outside of the imagination of the artist and the listener - as RZA channels the martial arts superhero (or perhaps anti-hero) inspirations of his youth into his Bobby Digital persona.

The recording follows a loose storyline of RZA’s endeavors as Bobby Digital - out to enlighten the people of the projects to the poisons of the hood that surrounded them every day. Production-wise, the release features a different approach from RZA’s work with Wu-Tang – a layered experimental keyboard driven sound instead of dusted sample-heavy beats – a technique RZA called the “Digital Orchestra.”

Bobby Digital In Stereo rode to #16 on the Billboard top 200 – peaked at #3 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop albums chart – and went on to RIAA Gold status. Bobby Digital In Stereo is now regarded by manyas the best of RZA’s Bobby Digital projects.
O.C. - Word...Life
2LP+7" | 2023 | EU | Original (90's Tapes / HHV)
34,99 €*
Release:2023 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 750 copies on black vinyl in gatefold sleeve incl. inlay card and bonus 7" ("Word...Life" b/w "Word...Life (Remix)").

Originally released in 1994, the debut release of O.C. is one of those highlights in a year full of classics in rap. "Word...Life" includes productions by D.I.T.C.'s Buckwild and Lord Finesse, Organized Konfusion and DJ Ogee as well as features by Pharoahe Monch and Prince Po on the mic.

Available in a limited run on black vinyl 2LP+7", CD in jewel case and cassette.
Jungle - Volcano HHV GSA Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
Volcano HHV GSA Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
LP | 2023 | EU | Original (Caiola)
29,99 €*
Release:2023 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 11.08.2023
Limited to 300 copies for the markets of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Here only available at HHV.

Volcano’ follows Jungle’s previous album ‘Loving In Stereo’, which proved to be a landmark moment for the acclaimed UK duo. It achieved their highest domestic UK chart position to date debuting at #3, while also achieving their best ever album chart positions in key international territories such as Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands; and in the US it catapulted to #1 on the Billboard Dance Albums chart which led to major Arena shows as guests to Billie Eilish. The free-spirited energy that runs right through ‘Volcano’ reflects how organically it came together. J and T had written most of the record on tour before starting the recording process while staying in an Airbnb in Los Angeles. It was later completed back home in London at their favourite location, Studio B at Metropolis Studios. This time around, the duo wanted to include a wider variety of voices within the album. In addition to Erick The Architect, they reunited with Bas (who previously featured on the ‘Loving In Stereo’ single ‘Romeo’) for ‘Pretty Little Thing’, as well as calling on talents in the shape of Roots Manuva, Channel Tres and JNR Williams.
Falco - Ganz Wien / That Scene Record Store Day 2023 White Vinyl Edition
Ganz Wien / That Scene Record Store Day 2023 White Vinyl Edition
7" | 2023 | Reissue (Sony)
14,99 €*
Release:2023 / Reissue
Attn.: We did not receive this record in time for RSD, but we will get it this week.
Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex White Vinyl Edition
Kool Keith & Real Bad Man - Serpent
Kool Keith & Real Bad Man
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Rrc Music)
34,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
After teaming up with Boldy James to release Real Bad Boldy (2021) and Killing Nothing (2022) and linking up with rising star Pink Siifu for Real Bad Flights (2022), Real Bad Man returns to announce his fi rst collaborative album of the year with Serpent . Serpent brings Real Bad Man together with the inimitable Kool Keith and is produced in its entirety by Real Bad Man. Serpent features appearances from Slug of Atmosphere, Ice-T, Edan, Cool Calm Pete and Zeelooperz. “My rhymes go where the tracks take me and Serpent took me on a journey through time and space. I channeled Ultra, Ocatgon, Rhythm X, and Black Elvis to make something new and mind-blowing” Kool Keith declares. When the Serpent bites, don’t try to understand it; just enjoy the injection. The sound dynamic crystals mix so proper, my vocals and guest appearances are set in the right spots. “My goal for this album is to capture my favorite parts from Keith’s catalog. I wanted to make beats that got into his (Keith’s) subconscious” Real Bad Man maintains. “I think it worked.”
Betty Davis - Is This Love Or Desire? HHV Exclusive Pink Vinyl Edition
Betty Davis
Is This Love Or Desire? HHV Exclusive Pink Vinyl Edition
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
36,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 16.06.2023
Limited Edition of 300 on colored vinyl. Only at HHV. Betty Davis was a musical maverick with vision. Image, substance, sex, and grit combined with a badass band that could deliver the funk bed backbone to the sultry music between the sheets. After cutting two notorious discs for the Just Sunshine label (Betty Davis and They Say I’m Different), and Nasty Gal for Island Records, Davis went to work on her most personal and expressive record yet. After capturing 10 hard-hitting tracks in 1976 at the remote Studio In The Country (Louisiana), a creative difference with her then label caused the platter to be unexpectedly shelved. Davis would cut one final album and soon retreat from the music business, completely disappearing from the public eye.

Is It Love Or Desire is a little-known gem in the Davis catalogue. Mastered from the original tapes, and untouched for over 30 years, this release features detailed liner notes by Oliver Wang (Soul Sides, Betty Davis and They Say I’m Different re-issue contributor), the originally intended artwork housed in a lavishly packaged digipak, rare photos, archival material, and recent interviews with Davis and her skin-tight band Funk House.

Never bootlegged, never released, never heard until now, the secret story of this lost album will finally enter the history books and cement this bold soul sisters contributions to music and popular culture. Its time to get down…

Long live Betty Davis!
Harri Stojka Express - What A Funky Night / Marihuana
Harri Stojka Express
What A Funky Night / Marihuana
7" | 1983 | EU | Reissue (Mother I'd Like To Funk)
12,99 €*
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Long awaited re-issue of Harri Stojka Express’ “What a Funky Night”, originally released in 1983. The Austrian producer/guitarist took everyone by surprise with this huge Boogie-Disco-Funk meteorite, due to his previous releases, which were mostly jazz-rock-fusion orientated records. Previously only pressed in Austria and Spain, Mothers I’d Like To Funk is proud to present to you an official re-issue of this Funk anthem, and the flip side features a marijuana reggae tune
Blackpink - Born Pink Transparent Black Ice Vinyl Edition
Hermanos Gutiérrez - El Camino De Mi Alma
Hermanos Gutiérrez
El Camino De Mi Alma
LP | 2018 | EU | Reissue
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two brothers, two guitars, two distinct identities, who become one soul when they compose music. Stephan and Alejandro, are the Hermanos Gutierrez, an instrumental music band with an unmistakable genre that is rooted in Western and Latin American sound. Born from an Ecuadorian mother and a Swiss father they grew up being forged by both cultures, bridging between two worlds, both of which are home.

Their mix of identities, that constant search across different countries clearly emerges in their songs. Their music takes the audience on an intimate journey through time evoking remote spaces. A magical sound that touches the heart, that sparks passion and nostalgia. An open invitation to a constant dialogue of melodies and instruments.

Playing together since their early childhood, a profound musical and interpersonal symbiosis ties the two brothers. If one of them has a melody, the other one completes it with harmony. There is a deep understanding between the two of them, without any need for words.

Active as a band since 2015, they have recorded four albums: “8 Años” (2017), “El Camino De Mi Alma” (2018), “Hoy Como Ayer” (2019), and the newly released LP “Hijos Del Sol” (Children Of The Sun). A body of work that has been inspired by their journey through the vast natural landscapes of Mexico, the silence of the desert, the sun, and their love for this country that made them feel “like going home”, as they affirm. Out came a soundtrack of the sceneries they’ve been exploring.
Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
2LP | 2006 | EU | Reissue (Universal)
28,99 €*
Release:2006 / EU – Reissue
Finally Taylor Swift’s self-titled album from 2006 gets a vinyl issue as a 180g 2LP.
Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
Common - Resurrection Limited Remastered Opaque Blue / Butter Cream Vinyl Edition W/ Obi-Strip
Resurrection Limited Remastered Opaque Blue / Butter Cream Vinyl Edition W/ Obi-Strip
2LP | 1994 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
35,99 €*
Release:1994 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited to 1994 copies worldwide. US customers, please order with Get On Down. Pressed ON Blue AND Butter Cream Colored Vinyl

With Hand Numbered OBI Limited TO 1994 Copies

Deluxe edition vinyl which includes the original album plus 3 Resurrection remixes with liner notes featuring interviews with Common and NO I.D all in a beautiful gatefold jacket.

Get On Down is proud to present, Commons sophomore album, Resurrection. While the album was originally neglected by the mainstream, it has since received a great deal of critical acclaim and is now on The Sources 100 Best Rap Albums. In comparison to his debut album, Commons musical style evolved lyrically by his expressing of himself rather than just describing street life. With its Jazz and Hip Hop flavors, Resurrection furthered the growth of both genres. Overall, the album is commonly perceived as an underrated Rap classic and now this legendary album is available in a much anticipated, 2xLP gatefold jacket edition.

Resurrection was produced almost entirely by No I.D., who has gone on to work with heavyweights like Usher, Alicia Keys and Rihanna, and he recently produced the first two singles for Jay-Zs new album The Blueprint 3. In addition, No I.D. is credited as the man who introduced Kan ye West to Hip Hop production, inviting him to his sessions with Common when West was only starting out.

The 2xLP features the original 15 album tracks (all cuts remastered from the original masters) and three remixes of Resurrection. Two of the remixes were produced by the one and only Large Professor of Main Source fame and the third is another track by No I.D. The gatefold jacket art features in-depth liner notes written by Brian Coleman with Common and No I.D.
V.A. - Lonely Days Blue Vinyl Edition
Lonely Days Blue Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Lofi)
42,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
As the nights get colder and longer, we often lose touch with those around us. Nights when loneliness takes hold of us as our only dependable friend, and our imagination becomes the universe; forever questioning the existence of our own reality, while perpetually stuck in an emotional limbo.. Delve into your thoughts with ‘Lonely Nights’, the latest Lofi Girl compilation featuring 31 artists worldwide. Soft beats, melancholic pianos, lulling guitars and a range of other instruments are knitted together like a warm blanket to bring ease and comfort for as long as you need. Focus on the ingressing dawn light, close your eyes, and breathe in - this feeling is only temporary, and better days are on their way.
Stephen Mckeon - OST Evil Dead Rise Deadite & Blood Hand Poured Vinyl Edition
Stephen Mckeon
OST Evil Dead Rise Deadite & Blood Hand Poured Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2023 | US | Original (Waxwork)
42,99 €*
Release:2023 / US – Original
Preorder shipping from 28.07.2023
Waxwork Records is beyond thrilled to announce the debut vinyl release of Evil Dead Rise Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Stephen McKeon. Written and directed by Lee Cronin (“The Hole in the Ground”), the movie stars Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland.

Moving the action out of the woods and into the city, Evil Dead Rise tells a twisted tale of two estranged sisters, played by Sullivan and Sutherland, whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.

Evil Dead Rise is produced by longtime franchise producer Rob Tapert (Ash vs Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe) and executive produced by series creator and horror icon Sam Raimi and cult legend and “Ash” himself, Bruce Campbell.

About THE Composer

Stephen McKeon has been composing music for film and television for more than 30 years. A highly versatile multi-instrumentalist, he has scored over 100 feature films and numerous award-winning international television drama series and documentaries, including Black Mirror (“Fifteen Million Merits”).

McKeon, an admitted ‘huge horror fan,’ discussed his approach to the film’s soundtrack. “Lee liked the idea of something offscreen laughing and delighting at the suffering and terror of the characters, so I recorded two female vocalists performing 'taunting' sounds and vocal effects.

(Lee) wanted a score that was visceral, immersive and confrontational, while still leaving room for an emotional theme. So, I began to create sounds and textures based on guitar feedback; guitar strings stretching and breaking; strings being ripped with knives and scissors; and many other weird effects. Many of these made it into the score as part of the texture and tapestry. But ultimately, for the signature, we hit upon an idea we called 'the meat grinder.' I spent a week creating lots of sounds using a variety of methods, but eventually, the one that worked was the result of me dragging carving knives along the strings of my beautiful grand piano and then chopping and stretching the audio into something that eventually sounded like a demonic meat grinder being revved up.”

McKeon also recorded various stringed and percussion instruments, “being tortured, broken and slowly dismembered. Then, these recordings were chopped up, bent and stretched before being fed, screaming for mercy, into the score.”

Evil Dead Rise Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Features:

The Complete Soundtrack By Stephen McKeon 2xLP 180 Gram "Deadite & Blood" Hand Poured Colored Vinyl Old Style Tip-On Gatefold Jackets with Built In Pages From The Book Of The Dead New Artwork By Steve Reeves Printed Inner Sleeves
Freddie Gibbs - $Oul $Old $Eparately
Caroline Polachek - Desire I Want To Turn Into You Copper Colored Vinyl Edition
Britney Spears - Femme Fatale Marble White & Black Vinyl Edition
Kokoroko - Kokoroko HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
Kokoroko HHV Exclusive White Vinyl Edition
12" | 2019 | UK | Reissue (Brownswood)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 500 copies on white vinyl!

Inspired by Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor, Tony Allen and the sounds of West Africa, London 8-person collective Kokoroko presents its first EP. The four tracks reveal a musical vision of Afrobeat, soul, West African roots and inner-London jazz nuances. The wonderful "Abusey Junction" was already included on last year's Brownswood sampler "We Out Here", which was frenetically acclaimed by the trade press (Wire, Monocle, New York Times, etc.) and named compilation of the year 2018 by the London Rough Trade stores.
Deichkind - Neues Vom Dauerzustand HHV Exclusive Müritz Blue Vinyl Edition
Neues Vom Dauerzustand HHV Exclusive Müritz Blue Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2023 | EU | Original (Sultan Günther Music)
32,99 €*
Release:2023 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Deichkind and HHV once again go into the next round and offer you this album in a special edition limited to 2000 pieces in müritz blue. Deichkind's new single "In Der Natur" is the first harbinger of the eighth album called "Neues vom Dauerzustand", which will be released in spring 2023.

The band around Sebastian Dürre aka Porky, Henning Besser aka La Perla as well as Philipp Grütering aka Kryptik Joe had started working on the new album during the pandemic and the general mood and atmosphere of that early pandemic phase has inscribed itself quite automatically into lyrics and music of the new songs. So Deichkind are back - at exactly the right time.

The first single release from the album, the ambiguous song "In Der Natur", combines cryptic yodeling art with abstract criticism of civilization and shows: Deichkind's social criticism works so well because it doesn't come from the bleachers and certainly not from the ivory tower. Deichkind always mean themselves, too, when they mock the impositions of the present - and in the process, as if in passing, dress up even the supposedly most unwieldy topics in potential hits that you want to sing along to right away.

Deichkind are getting better and better, more precise, more biting. So it's good that it's finally starting again. With the eighth Deichkind album and a tour in summer 2023.
Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat
Hiroshi Suzuki
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (We Release Jazz)
26,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
We Release Jazz is ecstatic (purrrr!) to announce the official reissue of Hiroshi Suzuki’s glorious jazz-fusion-funk Holy Grail Cat (originally released in 1976), sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180 gram vinyl mastered at half speed for full audiophile sound, as well as on digipack CD. Both versions come with liner notes by Teruo Isono. Cat was recorded in October 1975 at at Nippon Columbia Studio, while Hiroshi Suzuki was visiting his home country of Japan after moving to Las Vegas in 1971 to play with Buddy Rich and perfect his craft. Back on his old stomping grounds, the man known as Neko (Cat) immediately reunited with his dear friends for an epic two day session of groove magic. The chemistry was still intact. The skills and style had grown. The result, Cat, is a smooth masterpiece, a deep and soulful affair where stunning trombone solos by Hiroshi Suzuki flirt with Takeru Muraoka’s heavenly saxophone and the sensual rhythm section of Hiromasa Suzuki (keyboards), Kunimitsu Inaba (bass), and Akira Ishikawa (drums). Celebrated in jazz collectors circles, in the lofi beat scene, and among music diggers around the world, Cat has become one of the most sought-after Japanese jazz albums of all time and, much like Ryo Fukui’s Scenery, has fascinated old and young generations alike.
The Notorious J.B.'s (The Notorious B.I.G. Vs. James Brown) - The B.I.G. Payback
The Notorious J.B.'s (The Notorious B.I.G. Vs. James Brown)
The B.I.G. Payback
LP | 2019 | US | Original
28,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Listening to these new mixes including Biggie spitting makes you wonder how he was able to create lyrics that are so timeless they sound still so fresh 22 years after his stupid death. One of the if not the greatest ever.

The latest mash up masterpiece from AMERIGO GAZAWAY unites the NOTORIOUS B.I.G. and the Godfather of Soul JAMES BROWN for 10 crucial cuts cleverly titled "B.I.G. POPPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG", "THE B.I.G. PAYBACK", "SEX MACHINE GUN FUNK", "TEN CRACK COMMANDMENTS" and more.
Betty Davis - Betty Davis Black Vinyl Edition
Betty Davis
Betty Davis Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Light In The Attic)
34,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 21.07.2023
There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. In our contemporary moment, this may not be as self-evident as it was thirty years ago – we live in an age that’s been profoundly changed by flamboyant flaunting of female sexuality: from Parlet to Madonna, Lil Kim to Kelis. Yet, back in 1973 when Betty Davis first showed up in her silver go-go boots, dazzling smile and towering Afro, who could you possibly have compared her to? Marva Whitney had the voice but not the independence. Labelle wouldn’t get sexy with their “Lady Marmalade” for another year while Millie Jackson wasn’t “Feelin’ Bitchy” until 1977. Even Tina Turner, the most obvious predecessor to Betty’s fierce style wasn’t completely out of Ike’s shadow until later in the decade.
Arlo Parks - My Soft Machine Green Vinyl Edition
Wu-Tang - Legendary Weapons Silver Vinyl Edition
Legendary Weapons Silver Vinyl Edition
LP | 2011 | US | Reissue (HHC)
27,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
For the first time on vinyl. This compilation has been released on CD in 2011 and features tracks from Ghostface, Raekwon, Method Man, U-God and others.
Menahan Street Band - Make The Road By Walking 20 Years HHV Red Vinyl Edition
Menahan Street Band
Make The Road By Walking 20 Years HHV Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2008 | US | Reissue (Daptone)
27,99 €*
Release:2008 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited to 500 copies on red vinyl in occasion of HHV's 20th birthday.

20 years HHV: our team has selected an album from each of these years that is particularly relevant and precious to us. On a monthly basis, we release exclusive and limited pressings of these records in collaboration with some of our favorite labels.

The Menahan Street Band is a collaboration of musicians from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (Dave Guy, Homer Steinweiss, Fernando Velez, Bosco Mann), El Michels Affair (Leon Michels, Toby Pazner), Antibalas (Nick Movshon, Aaron Johnson) and the Budos Band (Mike Deller, Daniel Fodder), brought together by musician/producer Thomas Brenneck (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Budos Band, Amy Winehouse) to record hits in the bedroom of his Menahan St. apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. With influences reaching beyond the funk/soul/afrobeat architecture of their other projects into the more ethereal realms of Curtis Mayfield and Mulatu Astatke, the Menahan Street Band creates a unique new instrumental soul sound that is as raw as it is lush. Their debut album, Make the Road By Walking will be released on Dunham Records, Brenneck’s new imprint of Daptone Records, a joint venture devoted to bringing the Menahan Street sound from Brenneck’s bedroom out into the world. The album is marked by eerily quirky arrangements, featuring vibes, horns, piano, organ, percussion and even a strange bling sound that Brenneck creates by tuning and plucking the strings of his guitar on the wrong side of the bridge. However, it is not the textures themselves that make the new sound of Menahan Street so exciting, but rather the way the sounds are incorporated into the heavy rhythms and bold melodies of the compositions.

The title of the album was inspired both by the eponymous community center below Brenneck’s apartment and the natural rhythm that has continued to move this project forward. Shortly after its release as Dunham’s debut 45rpm single, the song “Make the Road by Walking” was sampled by fellow Brooklynite Jay-Z for his smash hit from American Gangster, “Roc Boys (and the Winner is…)” (later declared by Rolling Stone to be the No. 1 single of 2007). Make the Road By Walking is a soulful exploration by a talented young group of musicians into the possibilities of instrumental music; an original, personal, and uncompromised creation that embodies the sound of a select group of musicians in one distinct place, at one particular moment in time. “This album is kind of a window into our world on Menahan Street,” says Brenneck. “In a way, we’re simply the street’s unofficial house band.”
Smif-N-Wessun - Dah Shinin'
Dah Shinin'
2LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Nervous / HHV)
34,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Another milestone of Hip Hop's Golden Era gets an all official vinyl re-release through HHV. Smif-N-Wessun's debut album "Dah' Shinin" is an early Boot Camp Clikk release with features by Black Moon, Heltah Skeltah and the Originoo Gunn Clappaz and entirely produced by Da Beatminerz. Essential pick!
Foo Fighters - But Here We Are White Vinyl Edition
Foo Fighters
But Here We Are White Vinyl Edition
LP | 2023 | EU | Original (Sony)
32,99 €*
Release:2023 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder shipping from 02.06.2023
One standard weight White vinyl disc, in a standard jacket, with printed inner sleeve, with a folded 12”x 24” insert
Sven Wunder - Eastern Flowers HHV Exclusive Numbered White Vinyl Edition
Sven Wunder
Eastern Flowers HHV Exclusive Numbered White Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Reissue (Piano Piano)
29,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
HHV, Piano Piano and Sven Wunder team up to bring you this white vinyl edition of three albums only available at HHV. The color was picked by the artist. Each album is limited to 300 copies and numbered.
Masta Ace & Marco Polo - A Breukelen Story Black Vinyl Edition
Masta Ace & Marco Polo
A Breukelen Story Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2018 | US | Reissue (Fat Beats)
34,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
On 2007’s “Nostalgia,” a memorable track off Marco Polo’s album, Port Authority, chemistry between Polo and guest MC Masta Ace is easily heard and felt. What was a quick one-off collab was not only a reminder of Masta Ace’s timelessness, but it was also the impetus for a larger, more fleshed out concept between the Toronto beatsmith Polo and the legendary MC. The pair since formed a duo and the result is a powerfully evenhanded project, A Breukelen Story.

In 2018 we find hip-hop’s storied journeyman, Masta Ace, at the helm of another sharp, tightly wrought project. He’s traversed hip-hop’s ever-changing landscape for nearly three decades, navigating different eras while expanding his already extensive catalogue. From his formative work with the legendary Juice Crew, to a bombastically renowned stint with Delicious Vinyl, it’s hard to find a more humble master of ceremony than Ace—even harder is finding another figure whose work is equally embraced on both coasts, East and West, as well as abroad.

Despite amassing 7 solo albums, 5 collaborative projects and countless additional one-offs, Ace is still trying to show and prove, still moving the needle forward for himself, his fans, and his career. Says Ace: “My goal on A Breukelen Story was to do more lyrical stuff. I’ve done a lot of concept songs, and a lot of topical records, but I made a point to put a couple straight rhyming joints on here to remind dudes I can still do this.”

“I met Masta Ace for the first time while interning at Cutting Room studios in Manhattan,” says Marco Polo, longtime Canadian producer whose exploration of samples and boom-bap aesthetics certainly suite his moniker. “Ace came in for a session in the studio years and I introduced myself and gave him a beat CD.” While Polo was a young intern on the rise, he quickly worked the situation to his advantage, eventually producing for giants he grew up admiring— Kool G Rap, Large Professor, Scarface, Sean Price, Black Thought, Talib Kweli, to name a few.

Polo is not new to forming quality collabs with others in the art form, with notable stints on the aforementioned Port Authority as well as it’s follow up, PA2, and others like 2016’s work with young MC, A-F-R-O, fittingly titled A-F-R-O Polo. Yet out of Polo’s previous collaborative efforts, this one stands out and is a bit more special, according to Polo: “Ace does not like to write random songs, its usually conceptual and topical,” he says. “But we do have some straight spitting joints on A Breukelen Story which is what makes this album possibly the most diverse of all of my collaborative albums.”

The random meeting and a beat CD resultantly birthed A Breukelen Story, a collaborative release between the venerable veteran and an incredibly detailed and prolific producer. 14 tracks with pronounced guests (Pharoahe Monch on “The Fight Song” for example) all strewn together through Ace’s signature skits and interludes that frame the music and while telling the story of Polo manifesting his vision of being an NY transplant via Toronto while pursuing his dream of being a renowned record producer. Other guests range from younger MCs like Marlon Craft to spry OGs like Lil Fame (of M.O.P.), to Smif ‘n’ Wessun, to Styles P (of the Lox) Polo’s pastiche style boom-bap is the drum-driven centerpiece that perfectly couches Masta Ace’s thoughtful stanzas and vivid storytelling for this effusive Brooklyn narrative. – David Ma
Queens Of The Stone Age - In Times New Roman Limited Green Vinyl Edition
Pale Jay - The Celestial Suite
Pale Jay
The Celestial Suite
12" | 2022 | EU | Original (PLYGRND)
24,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The debut EP by singer and producer Pale Jay. The first batch of vinyl sold out quick so we had to order a new round. This time with a limited inside out print.

’The Celestial Suite’: a body of work rooted in the unconscious, displaying a deep connection between Pale Jay and his musical guides such as Donny Hathaway, J Dilla and Khruangbin. Pale Jay’s self-produced debut EP ‘The Celestial Suite’ showcases his fragile falsetto floating over dusty beats and serene strings glued together by ageless arrangements.

The international response so far has been positive through and through with tastemakers like Colors, BBC1xtra, BBC 6, BBC Sounds, Diffus, Wordplay Magazine and more showing love for Pale Jay and his soul soaked ballads.
Jeff Parker - Mondays At The Enfield Tennis Academy
Jeff Parker
Mondays At The Enfield Tennis Academy
2LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Aguirre)
30,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mondays at The Enfield Tennis Academy, x2 LPs of long-form, lyrical, groove-based free improv by acclaimed guitarist & composer Jeff Parker's ETA IVtet. Recorded live at ETA (referencing David Foster Wallace), a bar in LA’s Highland Park neighborhood with just enough space in the back for Parker, drummer Jay Bellerose, bassist Anna Butterss, & alto saxophonist Josh Johnson to convene in extraordinarily depth-full & exploratory music making. Gleaned for the stoniest side-length cuts from 10+ hours of vivid two-track recordings made between 2019 & 2021 by Bryce Gonzales, Mondays at The Enfield Tennis Academy is a darkly glowing séance of an album, brimming over with the hypnotic, the melodic, & patience & grace in its own beautiful strangeness. Room-tone, electric fields, environment, ceiling echo, live recording, Mondays, Los Angeles. Jeff Parker's first double album & first live album, Mondays at The Enfield Tennis Academy belongs in the lineage of such canonical live double albums recorded on the West Coast as Lee Morgan’s Live at the Lighthouse, Miles Davis' In Person Friday & Saturday Night at the Blackhawk, San Francisco & Black Beauty, & John Coltrane's Live in Seattle.

While the IVtet sometimes plays standards &, including on this recording, original compositions, it is as previously stated largely a free improv group —just not in the genre meaning of the term. The music is more free composition than free improvisation, more blending than discordant. It’s tensile, yet spacious & relaxed. Clearly all four musicians have spent significant time in the planetary system known as jazz, but relationships to other musics, across many scenes & eras —dub & Dilla, primary source psychedelia, ambient & drone— suffuse the proceedings. Listening to playbacks Parker remarked, humorously & not, “we sound like the Byrds” (to certain ears, the Clarence White-era Byrds, who really stretched it).

A fundamental of all great ensembles, whether basketball teams or bands, is the ability of each member to move fluidly & fluently in & out of lead & supportive roles. Building on the communicative pathways they’ve established in Parker’s -The New Breed- project, Parker & Johnson maintain a constant dialogue of lead & support. Their sampled & looped phrases move continuously thru the music, layered & alive, adding depth & texture & pattern, evoking birds in formation, sea creatures drifting below the photic zone. Or, the two musicians simulate those processes by entwining their terse, clear-lined playing in real-time. The stop/start flow of Bellerose, too, simulates the sampler, recalling drum parts in Parker’s beat-driven projects. Mostly Bellerose's animated phraseologies deliver the inimitable instantaneous feel of live creative drumming. The range of tonal colors he conjures from his extremely vintage battery of drums & shakers —as distinctive a sonic signature as we have in contemporary acoustic drumming— bring almost folkloric qualities to the aesthetic currency of the IVtet's language. A wonderful revelation in this band is the playing of Anna Butterss. The strength, judiciousness & humility with which she navigates the bass position both ground & lift upward the egalitarian group sound. As the IVtet's grooves flow & clip, loop & repeat, the ensemble elements reconfigure, a terrarium of musical cultivation growing under controlled variables, a tight experiment of harmony & intuition, deep focus & freedom.

For all its varied sonic personality, Mondays at The Enfield Tennis Academy scans immediately & unmistakably as music coming from Jeff Parker‘s unique sound world. Generous in spirit, trenchant & disciplined in execution, Parker’s music has an earned respect for itself & for its place in history that transmutes through the musical event into the listener. Many moods & shapes of heart & mind will find utility & hope in a music that combines the autonomy & the community we collectively long to see take hold in our world, in substance & in staying power.

On the personal tip, this was always my favorite gig to hit, a lifeline of the eremite records Santa Barbara years. Mondays southbound on the 101, driving away from tasks & screens & illness, an hour later ordering a double tequila neat at the bar with the band three feet away, knowing i was in good hands, knowing it would be back around on another Monday. To encounter life at scales beyond the human body is the collective dance of music & the beholding of its beauty, together. —Michael Ehlers & Zac Brenner

Pressed on premium audiophile-quality 180 gram vinyl at Optimal. Lacquers by Dubplates & Mastering. Mastered by Joe Lizzi, Triple Point Records, Queens, NY. Limited EU edition on Aguirre. US 2xLP edition available thru Eremite records, US.
FKJ - French Kiwi Juice
French Kiwi Juice
2LP | 2017 | EU | Reissue (Roche Musique)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is a repress. Multi - instrumentalist with rare elegance, FKJ unveils its first album French Kiwi Juice, and invites us in his world.
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence Deluxe Vinyl Edition
Lana Del Rey
Ultraviolence Deluxe Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2014 | EU | Reissue (Vertigo)
28,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Reissue
Produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, drums by Max Whitefield!

Deluxe Vinyl Edition includes 3 bonus tracks.
Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
Mac DeMarco
Salad Days
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Captured Tracks)
18,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
2nd full-length features the same crisp John Lennon/Phil Spector era homegrown lush production that could have walked out of GeoffEmerick's mixing board in 1972, but with that peculiar Mac touch that's completely of right now.
Lil' Kim - Hard Core
Lil' Kim
Hard Core
2LP | 1996 | EU | Reissue (Rhino)
42,99 €*
Release:1996 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder shipping from 16.06.2023
Finally back on vinyl. The debut of Junior M.A.F.I.A.s Queen B*tch. Very explicit lyrics. The album you had to hide from your parents back then and now have to hide from your wife.
Tame Impala - Lonerism 10th Anniversary Edition
Mikel - Zelda & Chill III Colored Vinyl Edition
Zelda & Chill III Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2023 | US | Original (Gamechops)
29,99 €*
Release:2023 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Soundtracks
Preorder shipping from 23.06.2023
The legend continues in Zelda & Chill III. Mikel returns with a third installment in the beloved lofi series, and fourteen brand-new beats from the Legend of Zelda universe.

With the release of Zelda & Chill in 2018, Mikel & GameChops broke new ground. The album was met with overwhelmingly positive reactions and paved the path for many more videogame music and lofi concept albums to come. Mikel released a follow-up, Zelda & Chill II, in 2020 — and it was once again met with rave reviews. Now, he returns in Zelda & Chill III: a fourteen-track album filled with classics and deep cuts from the Legend of Zelda series.

Mikel is a music producer and engineer based in Germany. His sound is characterized by organic grooves and instrumentation, and a minimalist lofi vibe. While the Zelda & Chill series stands as his most popular work, he is also the creator of Poke & Chill, and frequently collaborates with his brother, Jokabi (known for the Chilltendo series).

Zelda & Chill III includes tunes from the GameBoy hand-held Link’s Awakening, the Nintendo 64-era Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, Twilight Princess for GameCube and Wii, and the 2010s’ A Link Between Worlds for 3DS and Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch. Composers heard on the album include Koji Kondo, Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata, and Toru Minegishi.

Zelda & Chill III is pressed on heavyweight 180g collector's grade frosted-glass vinyl, with mastering by Nick Townsend.
Snips - Water Get No Enemy / The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Water Get No Enemy / The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
7" | 2023 | UK | Original (Barbershop)
15,99 €*
Release:2023 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Snips returns on Barbershop Records for a limited run of 7"s consiting of two classic remakes. Snips enlists Brazillian Yoruba artist Eduardo Brecho for a remake of Fela Kutis classic "Water Get No Enemy" on side A. An Uptempo take sung solely in Yoruba. On Side B Snips is joined by London poet Juno for a remake of a Gil Scotts clasic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised". A Modern take on topics that seem as relevant today as they did at the time of the originals release.
Metallica - 72 Seasons Indie Exclusive Violet Vinyl Edition
Peggy Gou - I Go Remixes Green Vinyl Edition
Peggy Gou
I Go Remixes Green Vinyl Edition
12" | 2022 | EU | Original (Gudu)
17,09 €* 17,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Peggy Gou releases a remix package of her acclaimed 2021 'I Go' single, it’s a stellar release featuring some of the most respected names in electronic music - Soulwax, DJ Koze and Maurice Fulton.

Named by Pitchfork as one of 2021’s best electronic releases among a host of other accolades (“Her vocals are gentle, but her promise of persistence (“I go I go, I go I go”) feels powerful. Throbbing drum machines further bolster her energizing message, turning a personal pep talk into a lull-crushing banger. A six-minute ’90s dance megamix that feels 10 minutes too short, it definitely goes”) Peggy’s original was an incredible piece of club-focused electronic music that showcased her love of 90s dance anthems. The remix collection has been personally curated by Gou herself, choosing some of her favourite heroes to put their own unique stamp on “I Go”

Peggy Gou: “I love 90s house music - which was a big inspiration for I Go - and I love remix culture. For these remixes I reached out to some of my favourite artists and they really delivered! Soulwax, Koze and Maurice are dance music legends and the results are sick”
Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert Milky Clear Vinyl Edition
Little Simz
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert Milky Clear Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Age 101)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
“Introvert” is an expansive piece of music that begins with a mighty orchestral fanfare and doesn’t let up as Simz peels off bars that grapple with fear, frustration, and possibility on both a personal and more universal level. “My speech ain’t involuntary,” Simz raps, “Project with intention straight from my lungs/I’m a black woman and I’m proud one/We walk in blind faith not knowing the outcome/But as long as we unified then we’ve already won.”

Sometimes I Might Be Introvert follows Little Simz’s 2019 album, Grey Area. Simz produced the album with her regular collaborator Inflo, and it will feature guest appearances from Cleo Sol, Obongjayar, and even The Crown star Emma Corrin.
HHV - Gutschein / Voucher - 100 EUR
Gutschein / Voucher - 100 EUR
1 Piece | Original (HHV)
100,00 €*
The Gift Voucher will be sent via e-mail after the checkout.

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Chaos In The CBD - Midnight In Peckham
Chaos In The CBD
Midnight In Peckham
12" | 2015 | UK | Original (Rhythm Section International)
12,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Rhythm Section International proudly presents it’s 8th offering from local boys Chaos in the CBD. Born in New Zealand, but based in Peckham for the last few years (literally just around the corner from Henry Wu and Bradley Zero), these brothers have made a real mark on the scene here in London town and with their latest set of productions are set to take this message further afield. Having already released internationally on labels such as ClekClekBoom (Paris), Hot Haus (London) and Amadeus (Montreal), the duo’s approach to production has matured immeasurably in the last year, as is evident in the restrained potency and poetic subtlety on the 4 tracks across this accomplished EP, Midnight in Peckham. Taking it’s title from the locale the boys have come to know as home, the record channels a delicate late night energy - equally indebted to the hypnotic incantations of Ron Trent as it is to the hazy suburban atmospheres of Burial. These 4 classic cuts pay homage to deep house in it’s truest sense - at once sublime, melancholy and meditative. Chaos in the CBD have clearly taken their cue from the mid-west masters of the genre but have not been afraid to let their own influences and environ creep in, and in doing so have created something that is unmistakablely London and infact, timeless.
OG Keemo - Fieber
OG Keemo
LP | 2023 | DE | Original (Chimperator)
27,99 €*
Release:2023 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder shipping from 15.09.2023
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Bruno Mars & Anderson.Paak Are Silk Sonic - An Evening With Silk Sonic
Bruno Mars & Anderson.Paak Are Silk Sonic
An Evening With Silk Sonic
LP | 2023 | US | Original (Atlantic)
33,99 €*
Release:2023 / US – Original
The seeds of the collaboration were planted in 2017 when Anderson. Paak and Bruno Mars toured together on the European leg of his 24K Magic World Tour. One late-night jam session on the road unlocked immediate chemistry. Just before the world slipped into quarantine, Bruno called Anderson: "Remember that idea we had back in 2017? Let's do it. " One studio session grew into to a months-long collaboration, culminating the "setlist of doom. " Legendary Bootsy Collins christened Silk Sonic and came in as the "special guest host" for An Evening With Silk Sonic, their debut album. Silk Sonic was finally set free on March 5th, 2021. Within less than a month, their debut single "Leave The Door Open" cracked over 230 million streams, and currently sits at 1. 2 billion streams with over 346 million official video views. It reeled in rave reviews, including Variety who noted it "could be a Best R&B Song Grammy winner from 1974."
Voices From The Lake - Voices From The Lake 2023 Edition
Voices From The Lake
Voices From The Lake 2023 Edition
4LP | 2012 | EU | Reissue (Spazio Disponibile)
50,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 30.06.2023
Voices From the Lake (consisting of Donato Dozzy and Neel) mark the 10th anniversary of their influential self-titled album with a fully remastered reissue on Spazio Disponibile. It arrives in full on vinyl for the first time, as well as on digital formats, first quarter of 2023 as the pair continues to play select live shows around the world. The release will see the light of day as a 4-set vinyl LP release, including download. Italians Dozzy and Neel have been friends united by a shared vision of music since their teenage years. They are immaculate sculptors of sound who fuse evocative ambient and leftfield techno into multi-layered soundscapes. For many years they worked as established solo artists but came together in 2011 to craft what is now regarded as one of techno's most pure and absorbing listening experiences. It's often said that the best music comes about as a happy accident, and that is certainly true of Voices From the Lake. The career-defining album first arose in the thoughts of Dozzy and Neel when the latter was preparing a mix for the former's wedding and named it Voices From The Lake. It was a pertinent title that stuck in the mind: both grew up by waters around the coast of Italy, and in their early days the pair even held private parties on the shores of a lake. Fittingly, Japan's celebrated Labyrinth festival at that time was also held by a river and a lake in the middle of a forest on a serene mountainside. It was that exact setting the pair envisaged when making music to play live on stage. During preparations, they "accidentally" wrote an entire album. It has only ever been performed live a few times - once at Japan's Labyrinth festival in 2011, at London's Barbican, Barcelona's Mira Festival, Paris' Marathon Festival and once during 2022's Amsterdam Dance Event. Those shows saw the pair using banks of analogue and digital equipment to improvise in the moment and essentially remix the album live on stage. That spontaneity is captured in the original Voices From the Lake recordings and on later LPs such as Live at Maxxi in 2015, and the most recent EP Quarto Freddo from 2020. But the debut album remains a standout achievement. A decade on, it's quiet intensity, musical storytelling and slowly unfolding tension remain in a class of one. Each sound is meticulously designed and placed, and the spaces left behind are just as important in conveying such a captivating mood and emotion. Rather than traditional kick drums, hi-hats or snares, this is music crafted from layers of real-world sound - dripping water, chirping birds, rustling leaves or a distant breeze - and it's that which defines the album's organic allure. From deeply contemplative to cautiously optimistic, pastoral organic scenes to more underwater worlds, Voices From the Lake is a cohesive collection of tracks that add up to one inseparable whole.
EllMatic & JoDu - Train Of Thought
EllMatic & JoDu
Train Of Thought
LP | 2023 | EU | Original (HHV)
21,99 €*
Release:2023 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition of 300 copies on black vinyl of EllMatic & JoDu's collabo effort "Train Of Thought".

Bringing pure Hip-Hop in the classic MC/producer constellation, Ell & Jo invited illustrious guests like Upfront, BlabberMouf, SQB and Astro. Artwork design by Rob Worst.

Available on vinyl as well as digitally on all major platforms.
The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die Black Vinyl Edition
The Notorious B.I.G.
Ready To Die Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1994 | EU | Reissue (Bad Boy)
26,99 €*
Release:1994 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Original artwork edition pressed on 2x140g black vinyl.

One of the greatest albums in HipHop ever with one of the most iconic album covers of all time - right next to Nas' Illmatic and Wu-Tangs "Enter The Wu". How to describe this album with words that have not been used over and over again? Without superlatives? Not possible. It's simply one of the best albums ever, one that every rap fan can talk about with lyrics everyone can quote - or should be able to quote from. From the recording process to the label situation, the legal hustle provoked by the samples, it is not just one story, it's multiple stories surrounding this album.
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Pharoahe Monch - Internal Affairs Tangerine Yellow Vinyl Edition
Pharoahe Monch
Internal Affairs Tangerine Yellow Vinyl Edition
2LP | 1999 | US | Reissue (W.A.R. Media)
34,99 €*
Release:1999 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Tthe CLASSIC LP from Pharoahe Monch "Internal Affairs." Featuring production from DJ Scratch, Diamond D, and The Alchemist with verses from Canibus, M.O.P., Busta Rhymes, Common, and Talib Kweli.
Kool Kat - Reservoir Dogz HHV Exclusive A-Side B-Side Vinyl Edition
Kool Kat
Reservoir Dogz HHV Exclusive A-Side B-Side Vinyl Edition
LP | 2023 | EU | Original
31,99 €*
Release:2023 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
50 copies of this colorway, only available at HHV.

Kool Kat - Reservoir Dogz is here! Get your Hennessy and your finest cigar 'cause the luxorius, grimey Renaissance continues.
Some of the most dangerous underground mcs have contributed to this compelling compilation. Major artists like NEMS, Griselda affiliates like Estee Nack, Lord Flee and Elcamino or wordsmiths like Tha God Fahim or ETO all kill each verse while the newcomer producer Kool Kat is able to combine their crafts perfectly.
Nucleus - We'll Talk About It Later
We'll Talk About It Later
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Be With)
27,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Their masterpiece? With breaks for dayyyyyys and an almost ambient, heavy jazz atmosphere throughout, *this* is the apex of British jazz-rock fusion. We'll Talk About It Later was first released on Vertigo in 1971 and original copies are now very tricky to score. Like all the Nucleus records, it’s aged ridiculously well and this Be With re-issue, re-mastered from the original analogue tapes, shows off just why this deserves to be back in press.

Genius trumpeter and visionary composer Ian Carr was one of the most respected British musicians of his era. He was a true pioneer and saw the potential in fusing the worlds of jazz with rock, just as Miles Davis and The Tony Williams Lifetime did in the US. In late 1969, following the demise of the Rendell-Carr quintet, and tiring of British jazz, Carr assembled the legendary Nucleus. Regarding music as a continuous process, Nucleus refused to “recognise rigid boundaries” and worked on delivering what they saw as a “total musical experience”. We can get behind that.

Under bandleader Carr, Nucleus existed as a fluid line-up of inventive, skilled musicians. This constant evolution and revolution was all part of the continuous musical exploration and discovery that took jazz to new levels. And the music has kept relevant. To steal a line from a review of our re-issue of Roots, when it comes to anything Nucleus “it’s basically already hip-hop”.

We'll Talk About It Later is arguably Nucleus's best album. Not only that, it's in the top 5 of all fusion albums. By the time Nucleus entered Trident Studios in September 1970 to record Elastic Rock's successor, they had already won a best group award at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Once again presented in a Roger Dean designed die-cut gatefold sleeve it continued to demonstrate the chemistry and interplay that worked so brilliantly on Elastic Rock; Carr's sumptuous trumpet and flügelhorn lines, Karl Jenkins's funk-filled electric keyboards, Chris Spedding's wah-wah guitar, Brian Smith's sax and the rhythmic foundation of drummer John Marshall and bassist Jeff Clyne.

The group work and insane musicianship Nucleus were famed for is in evidence from the off. The intensely funky "Song for the Bearded Lady" is absolute FIRE, blasting out the speakers to leave listeners floored. Counterpoint riffing segues into a spacious groove and a Carr trumpet solo demonstrating the influence of electric Miles from the period. The stop-start funk of "Sun Child" would appeal to Soft Machine devotees whilst the genuinely touching "Lullaby for a Lonely Child" is a lovely downtempo ballad. Featuring an understated, reflective horn line from Carr and Smith and atmospheric, shimmering bouzouki from Spedding, there's an exotic flavour which contributes to the bliss. The ominous, sleazy title track retains a swaggering menace and is not the only track to lend a sort of heavy stoner rock atmosphere. The guitars and bass are deep and low throughout, conjuring heavy psych moments to go with the actual jazz and even funk. To say this album was in conversation with Bitches Brew would not be overstating the sheer brain-frying brilliance.

The Weather Report-adjacent "Oasis" opens Side B, a colossal track featuring nearly 10 minutes of steadily building melodic horns, keys and choppy guitar riffs. So ace, it could easily go on for another 10. Mesmeric. Spedding adds unique vocals to the undeniable groove of "Ballad of Joe Pimp" whilst saxophonist Smith's duet with drummer Marshall at the conclusion of "Easter 1916" - inspired by the Yeats poem about the Irish nationalist uprising in Dublin - adopts the wildness of the most incendiary free jazz.

This Be With edition of We'll Talk About It Later has been re-mastered from the original Vertigo master tapes, Simon Francis’ mastering working together with Cicely Balston's cut at AIR Studios to weave their usual magic with these wonderful recordings. The stunning die-cut sleeve has been restored with the original gatefold window pane depicting the Irish uprising in 1916. Incredible, timeless, guaranteed spine-chills.
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System Olympia - New Erotica Collection
System Olympia
New Erotica Collection
LP | 2023 | EU | Original (Okay Nature)
32,99 €*
Release:2023 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 02.06.2023
All your favorite System Olympia songs in one vinyl record. Tip!
Gabriels - Angels & Queens
Twinz - Conversation
Haddaway - What Is Love Blue Viny Edition
Augn - Du Wirst Sehen / Grauer Star
Molchat Doma - Etazhi Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl Edition
Molchat Doma
Etazhi Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Reissue (Sacred Bones)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Repress!Breakthrough sophomore album by the rising Belarussian post-punk/synthpop band//The second LP by Belarussian trio Molchat Doma, Etazhi, meaning "Floors", was first released in 2018 on Berlin-based Detriti Records. It became a viral hit, garnering over one million views on YouTube and becoming a legitimate phenomenon on Bandcamp. The band may fly under the radar in their native Belarus, but they've reached huge audiences across Europe and beyond. Six separate vinyl pressings of the album have sold out in quick succession, and Sacred Bones Records is now thrilled to bring the record back in print for good. Molchat Doma (translated as "Houses Are Silent"), founded in 2017 in Minsk, Belarus, stands at the intersection of post-punk, new-wave and synth-pop. Dark yet danceable, and with a heavy dose of goth ethos, their music is reminiscent of the masters that predate them, but make no mistake: Molchat Doma creates a sound and meaning that is immediately recognizable as all their own. The band is comprised of Egor Shkutko, who sings the Russian lyrics in his deep monotone, Roman Komogortsev on guitar, synths, and drum machine, and Pavel Kozlov on bass and synths.RiYL: Depeche Mode, New Order, Drab Majesty, Black Marble
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Dead Prez - Let's Get Free
Dead Prez
Let's Get Free
2LP | 2000 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
32,99 €*
Release:2000 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Dead Prez may have been slightly ahead of their time during their golden years, but that is definitely meant as a compliment. Sermonizing Black Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and the benefits of a healthy and just lifestyle during the height of the Bad Boy / Roc-A-Fella era of nihilistic excess in the late ‘90s, they also signed to a major label (Loud /
Columbia) despite leaning much more towards the burgeoning indie aesthetics of the day. But this was a good thing – using major label muscle to wake up righteous hip-hop fans who might have fallen asleep at the wheel.

The group itself – consisting of MCs stic.man and M-1, who produced or co-produced most of the duo’s music – was formed in Tallahassee, Florida in the
early 1990s (M-1 originally hailed from Brooklyn). By later that decade, the duo had started making significant waves, having their music heard on the soundtracks to “Soul In The Hole” and “Slam,” as well as appearing on albums by Big Pun and The Beatnuts.

By 1998, they released their first official single, the serious, stark “Police State,” on Loud, appropriately brought to the label by Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian.

After building a solid rep over the next two years with fiery live performances, in 2000 they unleashed their debut album, Let’s Get Free. The album was a welcome return to provocative and often radically political rhetoric that hearkened back to hip-hop forebears including The Coup, Public Enemy and KRS-One (as well as poetic descendants like the Last Poets and Watts Prophets).

Let’s Get Free was critically acclaimed and benefited from multiple singles, including the infectious, thick analog drive of “Hip-Hop” (which became the de facto theme song for “Chappelle’s Show”); “It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop,” with a remix co-produced by a young Kanye West; “Mind Sex” (with Abiodun Oyewole of the
Last Poets); and the poignant “I’m An African.”

But the singles weren’t the only worthy songs, as just about every cut here has deeper meaning than most full albums by their early 2000s peers. Highlights:
the thought-provoking, anti-drug album opener “Wolves”; “We Want Freedom” (co-produced by frequent collaborator Hedrush); “They Schools” and “Propaganda”
(co-produced by Lord Jamar, one of five songs he assisted on).

All in all, this is one of the more underrated and possibly Top 5 fully-realized political hip-hop albums of all time. If you don’t agree with the previous sentence, give Let’s Get Free another listen… you might be surprised at how well it has held up over the years."
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Natural Information Society - Since Time Is Gravity
Natural Information Society
Since Time Is Gravity
2LP | 2023 | EU | Original (Aguirre)
32,99 €*
Release:2023 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Deep, contemplating jazz BY this versatile group of jazz musicians, young and old, including Ben Lamar Gay (International Anthem) , Ari Brown (aacm) amongst others!

The next chapter of the Natural Information Society is here. Since Time Is Gravity, credited to Natural Information Society Community Ensemble with Ari Brown, presents a newly expanded manifestation of acclaimed composer & multi-instrumentalist Joshua Abrams nearly 15 year, 7 albums &-counting flagship ensemble. Joining the core NIS of Abrams (guimbri & bass), Lisa Alvarado (harmonium) Mikel Patrick Avery (drums) & Jason Stein (bass clarinet) are Hamid Drake (percussion), Josh Berman & Ben Lamar Gay (cornets), Nick Mazzarella & Mai Sugimoto (alto saxophones & flute), Kara Bershad (harp) & Chicago living legend of the tenor saxophone Ari Brown. Recorded live to tape at Electrical Audio & The Graham Foundation, cover painting Vibratory Cartography: Nepantla, by Lisa Alvarado.

Since first developing Natural Information Society in 2010, Joshua Abrams has been gradually expanding the group’s conceptual underpinnings, its musical references & the sheer number of the group’s members. Its music is, in a sense, an expansive form of minimalism, based in repeated & overlaid rhythmic patterns, ostinatos & modality. Its roots, its scale & its meaning become clearer in time. If time is gravity, it also allows us to carry more. Having begun as fundamentally a rhythm section with Abrams’ guimbri at its core, the version here can stretch to a tentet, including six horns.

George Lewis has described music as “a space for reflection on the human condition”. This suggests that, rather than a “distraction”, at least some music might serve as a distraction from distraction. It’s a focus, a clarity, a awareness, an external invitation to interiority, as if music itself is a model for form & contemplation, an organism contemplating for us or as us. If that is a possibility, & I am sure I have heard such musics, than this music is among them. How many of our rhythms, melodies & harmonies might such music carry, translate & transform in the particulate ecstasy of our own murmuration?
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V.A. - Hidden Waters: Strange And Sublime Sounds Of Rio De Janeiro
Hidden Waters: Strange And Sublime Sounds Of Rio De Janeiro
2LP | 2023 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
30,99 €*
Release:2023 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The popularity of Brazilian music from the 60s, 70s and 80s has experienced quite the renaissance; artists such as Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Arthur Verocai, Joyce et al, have become household names to an international audience passionate about global sounds. However, even for die-hard fans and collectors of Brazilian music of the past, discovering contemporary Brazilian artists is not always easy, nor accessible. But, if you know where to look, you will see that there is a resurgence well underway that can be epitomised by an exciting new wave of Brazilian artists beginning to break through and gather momentum overseas. It’s with thanks to Sound and Colours, a website devoted to promoting Latin American music and culture, that we can help shine a light on one particular collective, bursting with creativity and camaraderie.

‘Hidden Waters: Strange and Sublime Sounds of Rio de Janeiro’ is compiled by Joe Osborne (founder of specialist Brazilian music platform Brazilian Wax) and Russ Slater (editor at large of Sounds and Colours). Focusing solely on the 'Rio Scene', rather than taking on the mammoth task of tackling Brazil as a whole, this collection presents 20-plus ground-breaking artists selected from Rio’s resurgent music scene. By presenting a snapshot into the pulse of the city and the vibrant musicians that live in it, ‘Hidden Waters’ collates tracks from a wide spectrum of musical genres from the avant-garde edge to bossa nova, samba, Candomblé, lo-fi rock, jazz and funk.

‘Hidden Waters’ showcases musicians such as iconic Rio mainstays Negro Leo & Ava Rocha, Brazilian jazz upstart Antônio Neves, critically lauded Avant-pop trailblazer Thiago Nassif, breakthrough artists Ana Frango Elétrico and Letrux, lo-fi psych rocker Lê Almeida, plus the Latin Grammy-winning Bala Desejo who are set to explode onto the world stage. The music featured on ‘Hidden Waters’ is unequivocally Brazilian, swelling with samba, bossa nova, funk, and jazz. But it’s within the album's blend; from sunny psychedelia to dusky synth-pop via experimental electronics, that marks the compilation as the sound of modern, multicultural Rio.

This comprehensive compilation comes with album artwork designed by Rio music’s leading album artwork designer, Caio Paiva. It features essays by professor and music critic Bernardo Oliveira and music journalist Leonardo Lichote, plus extensive notes on each track by the artists themselves.
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