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Cat: 2037 BLACK. Rel: 10 Oct 19
  1. You Find That I Got It (4:45)
  2. Mjuvi (4:49)
Review: The hardest-working man in West London is back! By now we've become accustomed to Kaidi Tatham offering up regular doses of soul and jazz-funk-fired dancefloor goodness, but even by his high standards "You Find That I Got It" is something special. Warm, woozy, groovy and full of intricate musical details - brief synth solos, subtle orchestration and so on - the A-side title track is a wonderfully sunny slice of instrumental boogie-soul. Tatham's world-renowned keys playing comes to the fore on the organic broken beat/jazz-funk fusion of "Mjuvi", a flipside cut that's almost as good as the exceptional title track.
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 in stock $10.53
Wondering (1-sided 12" + insert) (1 per customer)
Cat: WB 008. Rel: 07 Oct 19
  1. Wondering (7:15)
Review: In 1996, Dreamscape's Ed Marshall donned a new alias, Aplomb, and delivered the first fruits of his new project to New Age House Records. Only one track was ever released on a limited label promo, "Wondering". World Building's Ari Goldman, who previously put out a compilation of Marshall's work as Dreamscape, is a fan and has decided to rescue it from obscurity via this single-sided 12". The track itself is hard to accurately pigeonhole, combining as it does dense, carnival style drums, female scat vocals, warm bass, dreamy deep house chords and synthesizer flourishes reminiscent of early '80s jazz-funk. Either way, it's a sunny and groovy chunk of obscure house positivity that's well worth a place in your collection.
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Played by: I Love Disco!, The Owl
 in stock $11.87
Unity In Diversity (12" limited to 100 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: WW 007. Rel: 07 Oct 19
  1. Samba Akole (4:11)
  2. Elaboration Of The Spirits (6:05)
  3. Preludia (5:52)
  4. Yemaya Olodo (6:12)
  5. Transition Deep (6:30)
  6. Epiphany (Yoruba Soul remix) (6:08)
Review: They may not have released many records, but samba/soul/jazz fusionists the Han Litz group have been mainstays of the Dutch scene for a decade. Here they return with a wonderfully breezy, samba-soaked collection of cuts that's remarkably their first ever outing on wax. The A-side begins with two warm, afternoon fresh tracks that sound like authentic Brazilian samba jams from the 1970s, before Litz and company indulge in a little flute-heavy jazz ("Preludia") and Afro-tinged broken beat/jazz fusion ("Yemaya Olodo"). Also impressive is closing cut "Epiphany", which has been transformed by Yoruba Soul man Osunlade into a sumptuous shuffle through deep house/samba fusion complete with Flamenco style Spanish guitar solos.
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 in stock $26.46
  1. Two Thou & Dan Kinzelman - "The Chase" (5:48)
  2. Two Thou & Dan Kinzelman - "India-Sci Fi" (6:04)
  3. Hobby Horse - "Cascade" (Two Thou & African Sciences Future rework) (4:25)
  4. Hobby Horse - "Cascade" (3:54)
 in stock $10.79
The LH Body Rock (red vinyl 7" limited to 100 copies)
Cat: BS 008 RED. Rel: 27 Sep 19
  1. Djarone - "The LH Body Rock" (4:28)
  2. DJ Tron - "Bombshell" (3:42)
 in stock $17.27
Cat: GAMM 140. Rel: 09 Oct 19
  1. The Light Of You (Al Kent edit) (8:29)
  2. Sing A Song (Al Kent edit) (7:28)
Review: Glaswegian disco overlord Al Kent is particularly fond of dusty, hard-to-find records that combine great grooves with the kind of sugary, flowing orchestration that marks out some of the greatest late-'70s dancefloor records. It's these records that he tends to re-edit. He's at it again here on a surprise two-track GAMM outing. Check first A-side "The Light Of You", a peak-time ready Stevie cover version disco cut that adds a myriad of instrumental solos to a heavily orchestrated backing track originally recorded by latin disco soul outfit LaSo. It's rather good, all told, as is the wild flipside Latin jazz-funk workout "Sing A Song". It's pretty sweaty and even boasts some serious eyes-closed guitar solo action (along with tons of authentic South American percussion).
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 in stock $10.53
Tell Me (7")
Cat: OTIS 006. Rel: 10 Sep 19
  1. Tell Me (feat Tyson) (4:08)
  2. Healer (3:42)
Review: Last time we heard from London's Lord Tusk, he was joining the dots between deep house and dub via a fine 2018 EP on MIC. Seven-inch single "Tell Me" is an altogether different beast, with the A-side title track offering a spacey, guitar-laden trip into lo-fi rock/intergalactic synth-pop fusion featuring the woozy vocal talents of sometime Unklejam member Tyson. Turn to the flip for "Healer", a gloriously reverb-heavy trip into late night Fleetwood Mac/AOR guitars, skittish drums, tipsy lead vocals and all manner of starburst dub effects.
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 in stock $11.34
Ta Na Hora (12")
Cat: SCEP 487. Rel: 05 Sep 19
  1. Ta Na Hora (6:29)
  2. Ta Na Hora (instrumental) (7:12)
  3. Craque (4:20)
  4. Craque (instrumental) (4:49)
 in stock $10.79
Sunshine (7")
Cat: FLB 25. Rel: 10 Oct 19
  1. Sunshine (feat Mr White) (4:03)
  2. Tito's Groove (5:26)
 in stock $13.50
Stefania (12" in die-cut sleeve)
Cat: MT 19002. Rel: 12 Sep 19
  1. Hands On The Drums (live mix) (5:21)
  2. Hands On The Drums (Kaidi Tatham remix) (5:28)
  3. Get A Umbaye (Raw mix) (5:57)
  4. Get A Umbaye (live mix) (5:56)
 in stock $12.69
Cat: SOLPS 009. Rel: 25 Sep 19
  1. Don't You Let Go (feat Kenny Wesley) (7:56)
  2. Number One Station (feat Daniel Meinecke) (6:15)
  3. Don't You Let Go (feat Kenny Wesley - DJ Spinna Galactic Soul remix) (8:21)
  4. Don't You Let Go (feat Kenny Weslet - Caserta At Work remix) (7:17)
Review: Sol Power Sound has had a solid 2019 but they aren't done yet: this new one features an all star cast with remixes by legendary DJ Spinna and LA's Joseph Caserta. DC-based vocalist Kenny Wesley is at the heart of the operation and features on "Don't You Let Go", with multi-layered drums and dub weight soaring to the skies. "Number One Station" features Daniel Meinecke and is a golden broken beat with all the hits and scattered percussion that make this such perfect body music. Spinna's remix is pure feel good, good time house music with old school spirituality, while Caserta pays more than a subtle tribute to Masters At Work's famously chunky drums with his "Caserta At Work" remix.
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Cat: FLRS 120. Rel: 21 Oct 19
  1. Peaceful Morning (New mix - 7" edit) (6:05)
  2. Peaceful Morning (DJ Nori Heart Of Soul) (5:40)
 in stock $19.17
Ocean In A Drop (Soundtrack) (10") (1 per customer)
Cat: 778880 9. Rel: 18 Oct 19
  1. Time-Lapse City (3:57)
  2. Control Shift (7:02)
  3. Four Corners (4:27)
  4. Ocean In A Drop (4:18)
  5. Nessus (2:36)
Review: Back in 2015, jazz/electronica fusionists GoGo Penguin wrote and performed a live soundtrack to Godfrey Reggio's cult 1982 documentary "Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance". It was such a success that they have since performed the soundtrack live all over the world, and here deliver a fine mini-album inspired by their original "re-score". It's as vibrant, emotion-rich and stirring as you'd expect, with opener "Time-Lapse City" providing a dazzling mixture of intensely positive and restless pianos, bustling jazz drums and smooth double bass, "Ocean In A Drop" brilliantly growing in intensity throughout thanks to a superb new arrangement and closer "Nessus" sounding every bit as poignant and tear-jerking as it did when they first performed the score.
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 in stock $15.66
New Memories (7" + MP3 download code)
Cat: FSVR 008. Rel: 10 Oct 19
  1. New Memories (4:24)
  2. Alright By Me (45 mix) (4:02)
 in stock $13.23
Cat: F NDF 05. Rel: 27 Sep 19
  1. Social Lovers - "Heaven" (4:24)
  2. Adam Chini - "The Way You Move" (4:37)
Played by: Aroop Roy
 in stock $11.34
Naturals (12")
Cat: TART 048. Rel: 01 Oct 19
  1. Naturals (Unsweetened mix) (5:33)
  2. Naturals (dance mix) (4:08)
  3. Slarutan (Pristine mix) (4:25)
  4. Slarutan (Water mix) (3:22)
Played by: Leif, Jaffa Surfa
 in stock $10.79
Cat: RS 030. Rel: 24 Sep 19
  1. No Fuss No Fight (feat Brother Portrait) (5:08)
  2. Ping Pong (4:17)
  3. Interlude (1:55)
  4. Earth & Rain (feat Poppy Ajudha) (6:02)
  5. Shitbird (4:33)
  6. Slow Man (4:47)
Review: To give Bradley Zero credit, the Rhythm Section International founder is rather good at sniffing out new talent. Further proof of his A&R (or should that be "executive producer") skills emerges via this superb debut EP from Saul, a duo comprised of Footshooter's Barney Whittaker and Velvs Trio member Jack Stephenson-Oliver. The EP's six tracks are warm, woozy and jazzy, with the pair - and guest vocalists/musicians - joining the dots between broken beat, hip-hop, two-step garage, jazz-funk, deep house, soul and drum and bass. While the duo's musical dexterity is clear throughout, it's the warmth, soulfulness and jazziness of their 21st century fusion cuts that most impresses.
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 in stock $12.15
Montpelier/Rumex (100 gram vinyl 10")
Cat: TIO S3. Rel: 16 Sep 19
  1. Montpelier (5:47)
  2. Rumex (6:19)
Review: Fresh from delving into his ambient side on the pastorally-enhanced "Loom Dream" album for Whities, Leif revives his self-manned Tio Series with another double-shot of delicate but impactful cuts outside the conventional slipstream of modern techno. The rhythms fall crooked, the synths trickle, bubble and cascade around the groove and the atmosphere remains humid and heady, especially on ear-snagging B-side "Rumex". "Montpelier" sports more explicit dubby flourishes and a spread of sonic flora and fauna in the middle distance that truly brings the track to life.
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Cat: CRN 002. Rel: 12 Sep 19
  1. Late Nite Linwood (5:42)
  2. Planet Earth (5:10)
  3. Just Us (5:49)
  4. Away (5:32)
 in stock $14.85
Inspector Norse (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: FLRS 126. Rel: 21 Oct 19
  1. Inspector Norse (4:41)
  2. Inspector Norse (Slowly remix) (4:47)
Review: Given the popularity of Todd Terje's 2012 nu-disco anthem "Inspector Norse", it's a bit of a surprise that we've not seen more cover versions over the years. By our reckoning, this is only the second, following the release of The Gene Dudley Group's heavy funk take in 2015. Cruisic's version is very different in tone, re-imagining the Norwegian's spiraling dancefloor epic as a shuffling jazz-funk workout where Terje's spiraling synthesizer lead lines are replayed on electric piano and flute. There are plenty of synths involved, but it's an altogether warmer and looser take on the anthem-like original. Slowly provides the obligatory B-side remix, turning Cruisic's version into a jaunty summer synth-dub workout with a touch of dub disco flavour.
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Cat: COK 003. Rel: 28 Aug 19
  1. Full Recovery (4:44)
  2. Cold Vein (3:01)
 in stock $11.61
Devotion (12")
Cat: EGLO 066. Rel: 05 Sep 19
  1. K15 (Devotion) (7:27)
  2. Patrick Gibin (Cloud Nine) (6:11)
Review: Eglo Records' 10th birthday celebrations are in full swing. They've already notched up a riotous birthday party that got rave reviews, and later in the year will release a brand new compilation of previously unheard treats. It's this collection that's being trailed here via Kieran "K15" Ifill's "Devotion", a dancefloor-focused chunk of soul-flecked broken beat that Ego co-founder Alexander Nut recently described as "music for the mind, body and soul". Over on the flip there's a vinyl-only exclusive in the shape of Ifill's remix of Patrick Gibin and Javonntte's recent jazz-funk fired soulful house workout "Cloud 9". Ifill opts for a heavy bruk-up flavour, wrapping soulful musical elements from the original around punchy, loose-limbed beats and speaker-bothering low-end pressure.
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 in stock $9.99
Cogito Ergo Jam (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: SJ 003. Rel: 21 Oct 19
  1. Bossa Blue
  2. 46 To Foulden
  3. Days With Amber
  4. Safe As Sound
  5. Stalagmite
  6. Yellow
Review: For the third instalment of their record label, Social Joy invites the London based band, Natural Lateral, to step into the records label family with their first LP.. The name "Cogito Ergo Jam" meaning, "I think therefore I jam" sums up its essence and beautifully weaves together different strands of musical roots and forms. Echoing jazz legends like Azymuth, Roy Ayers and Lonnie Liston Smith but always in search of new musical territories, this release takes the listener into a feel-good and fiery sensation of musical freedom. Natural Lateral's tremendous energy in the studio is felt throughout on every track of the LP, giving these recordings a beautifully intimate insight into the phenomenal vision of the band.
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 in stock $14.03
Clavinet Discourse (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: UZURI 029. Rel: 16 Sep 19
  1. Clavinet Discourse (5:09)
  2. Talking Song (6:33)
  3. Talking Song (dub version) (6:34)
  4. Thousands Of Chimes Together (5:45)
Review: Luca Murgia is Two Thou - an alias which has seen him land intriguing releases on Burek, Fields & Forests and his own Gifted Culture label. Now he's been snapped up by Uzuri with some star-gazing cuts that straddle broken beat, deep house and something more altogether cosmic. "Clavinet Discourse" is the consummate lead track, a true showstopper with astral synth flex and a sharp, snappy beat. "Talking Song" has a more pronounced deep house bump and leads that wouldn't sound out of place on Strictly Jaz Unit - the dub version does away with the leads if you want something subtler. "Thousands Of Chimes Together" completes the set with a spiritual throwdown to invigorate any open-minded dancefloor.
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 in stock $9.18
Cat: CES 004. Rel: 19 Sep 19
  1. Celebrity Clouds (4:08)
  2. Strange (3:51)
  3. Half-Tone Bubbles (3:09)
  4. Path Of Comets (4:39)
 in stock $9.45
Cat: RS 45 062. Rel: 26 Sep 19
  1. Celebration (Jr & Altroy 45'ed) (3:27)
  2. Celebration (Jr & Altroy Return Of The Conga 7' mix) (3:27)
 in stock $9.71
Cat: SRM 2677. Rel: 30 Sep 19
  1. The Soul Feast (Drum dub) (6:49)
  2. The Soul Feast (acappella EFXS) (6:54)
Review: In 2009, two years after the original version appeared on Somi's debut album "Red Soil In My Eyes", Joaquin "Joe" Claussell and Brian Bacchus joined forces as Soul Feast to remix Fela Kuti cover "African Lady". A decade on, Claussell has decided to reissue the package's most potent and percussive moment, the layered "Drum Dub" on a tasty seven-inch single. While there are key elements of Somi's original version present - the killer bassline, some delay-laden horns and fleeting glimpses of guitar - the mix is dominated by layered Afro-house percussion. This time round, the mix comes backed with an "Acapella EFXS" version, which contains all of Somi's superb vocal and is closer in tone to the duo's 2009 club mix. Like the A-side, it's superb.
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 in stock $14.31
  1. Les Filles De Illighadad - "Tende I" (6:18)
  2. Les Filles De Illighadad - "Tende II" (7:39)
  3. Edmony Krater - "Gwadloup" (7:40)
  4. Edmony Krater - "Lage" (8:23)
  5. Les Filles De Illighadad - "Tende II" (Dauwd & Maryisonacid mix) (5:42)
  6. Edmony Krater - "Gwadloup" (Dauwd remix) (4:29)
  7. Edmony Krater - "Lage" (AAITF Outerlude) (1:39)
  8. Edmony Krater - "Gwadloup" (DJ Oil remix) (9:02)
Played by: LEGO EDIT
 in stock $35.63
Cat: ALN 1253REMIX. Rel: 04 Oct 19
  1. Osho (Bruce Resymph) (5:38)
  2. Suns Of Gold (Leifur remix) (5:01)
  3. Mumma Don't Tell (FaltyDL remix) (6:38)
  4. Suns Of Gold (Coby Sey rework) (5:03)
 in stock $10.79
专辑
Xenia (180 gram vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: 180G DULP03. Rel: 17 Oct 19
  1. Pra Que Me Chamas? (4:18)
  2. Preta Yaya (3:29)
  3. Minha Historia (3:13)
  4. Miragem (Sem Razao) (3:53)
  5. Do Alto (4:40)
  6. Interludio - Garganta (1:24)
  7. Respeitem Meus Cabelos, Blancos (3:45)
  8. Perfeita Pra Voce (4:24)
  9. Tereza Guerreira (3:45)
  10. Destino (3:14)
  11. Reach The Stars (4:43)
  12. Nave (3:15)
  13. Breu (3:29)
 in stock $20.79
Uzoma (2xLP + insert)
Cat: LSDB 013. Rel: 12 Sep 19
  1. Khamisi (5:55)
  2. O Mar (feat Gil Duarte) (6:18)
  3. Mr Call (5:36)
  4. For You (5:10)
  5. Suco De Acerola (feat Erica Dee) (5:06)
  6. Afroonirico (Tribute To J Dilla) (3:23)
  7. Samambaia Rainha (feat Claudya) (4:51)
  8. Noite Vazia (feat Bocato) (5:54)
  9. Blue Skies (feat Ozay Moore) (4:33)
  10. Down (feat Guizado) (6:17)
  11. James Bongo (7:00)
  12. Menino Angoleiro (7:04)
 in stock $24.30
Turn To Clear View (limited gatefold heavyweight clear vinyl LP)
Cat: BWOOD 207LPC. Rel: 20 Sep 19
  1. Try Walk With Me (feat Ashber) (4:13)
  2. Yellow Dandelion (feat Georgia Anne Muldrow) (5:05)
  3. Gnawa Sweet (6:03)
  4. Icy Roads (Stacked) (4:17)
  5. (To) Know Where You're Comin From (5:41)
  6. The Leo & Aquarius (feat Jehst) (6:49)
  7. You Didn't Care (feat Nubya Garcia) (5:12)
  8. Self: Love (feat Obongjayar) (6:23)
Review: Joe Armon-Jones has been a driving force in the resurgence of contemporary jazz and now makes something of a victory lap with this new album on the always essential Brownswood. It's a very modern mix of bass and dub, du jour club culture and his own jazz styles featuring peers like Moses Boyd and Nubya Garcia. Frankly, the whole record is silky, starry-eyed and sublime and the excellent artwork also hist at the cosmic subtleties of this album, but our picks of the bunch are the neo-soul, summery stroll through the park vibes of "Yellow Dandelion", "Gnawa Sweet" which glows with mellifluous Rhodes chords and the uncompromising yet accessible sax and big brass action of album highlight "You Didn't Care".
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 in stock $21.59
Turn To Clear View (gatefold heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: BWOOD 207LP. Rel: 20 Sep 19
  1. Try Walk With Me (feat Asheber) (4:13)
  2. Yellow Dandelion (feat Georgia Anne Muldrow) (5:04)
  3. Gnawa Sweet (6:08)
  4. Icy Roads (Stacked) (4:18)
  5. (To) Know Where You're Coming From (6:10)
  6. The Leo & Aquarius (feat Jehst) (5:34)
  7. You Didn't Care (feat Nubya Garcia) (5:56)
  8. Self:Love (feat Obongjayar) (6:21)
Review: Joe Armon-Jones has been a driving force in the resurgence of contemporary jazz and now makes something of a victory lap with this new album on the always essential Brownswood. It's a very modern mix of bass and dub, du jour club culture and his own jazz styles featuring peers like Moses Boyd and Nubya Garcia. Frankly, the whole record is silky, starry-eyed and sublime and the excellent artwork also hist at the cosmic subtleties of this album, but our picks of the bunch are the neo-soul, summery stroll through the park vibes of "Yellow Dandelion", "Gnawa Sweet" which glows with mellifluous Rhodes chords and the uncompromising yet accessible sax and big brass action of album highlight "You Didn't Care".
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Played by: RUSTAM OSPANOFF.
 in stock $20.38
Too Much (gatefold 2xLP in spot-varnished sleeve)
Cat: BLACKLP 005. Rel: 12 Sep 19
  1. A Strong Move For Truth (feat Nadine Charles) (3:19)
  2. Good Morning (feat Samii) (2:40)
  3. Remini Dream (feat Ivana Santilli) (3:46)
  4. I Don't Wanna Know (feat Obenewa) (3:21)
  5. Unknown Faults (3:59)
  6. Life Can Be Unreal (feat Sarina Leah) (3:26)
  7. Too Much (feat Sharlene Hector) (1:58)
  8. You Are Virgo (5:05)
  9. Come Of Age (3:28)
  10. Just Leave It (feat Lady Alma) (4:52)
  11. Ogawa Okasan Said Just Play (4:45)
  12. A Where Pringle Deh? (2:14)
  13. My Standards Are (Not) Too High (8:40)
Review: In our eyes, 2000 Black lynchpin Dego can do no wrong. You'll therefore be unsurprised to hear that we're huge fans of the 4Hero founder member's latest solo album, a belated follow-up to 2015's "The More Things Stay The Same". It is, of course, superbly soulful, slicky produced and wonderfully paced, moving from the heady soul sweetness of "A Strong Move For Truth", to the deep jazz-funk/broken beat vibes of "My Standards Are (Not) Too High" via 12 other warm and seductive cuts of an equally high standard. Highlights include the summery bruk-soul bliss of "Remini Dream", the toasty boogie revivalism of "Unknown Faults" and the Clavinet-sporting brilliance of Lady Alma hook-up "Just Leave It".
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 in stock $21.46
The Return (reissue) (limited 180 gram clear vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: BFR 001LPD. Rel: 11 Oct 19
  1. Salaam (8:33)
  2. Broken Theme (4:28)
  3. The Return (1:10)
  4. High Roller (2:59)
  5. Situations (live In Milan) (2:54)
  6. Catch The Loop (6:51)
  7. Rhythm Commission (2:30)
  8. Medina (6:51)
  9. LDN Shuffle (5:24)
  10. Aisha (2:19)
Review: Kamaal Williams has described The Return, his now reissued debut solo album, as "a natural evolution from the Yussef Kamaal project". Yet while that was made in collaboration with drummer Yussef Kamaal and played around with jazz in its myriad forms, The Return sees the man sometimes known as Henry Wu stamp his own mark on proceedings. So while "visionary jazz" (as the press release puts it) is his aim, this manifests itself in a range of ways. Contrast, for example, the leisurely jazz-funk flex and stoned feel of opener "Salaam" with the more groove-driven, dancefloor vibes of "High Roller", where sinewy strings tumble down over hip-hop influenced live house beats, meandering Herbie Hancock style synths and a superb bassline.
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 in stock $17.82
  1. Trip Back To Childhood (3:07)
  2. Four (3:07)
  3. Night On The Bus (3:50)
  4. St Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review (3:17)
  5. John Jones (3:51)
  6. Corcovado (4:19)
  7. Anarchy In The UK (2:59)
  8. King Solomon (4:03)
  9. Dr Ring Ding (3:51)
  10. Pollution (2:52)
  11. Sidewinder (5:33)
  12. More (2:33)
 in stock $24.03
Cat: FHUOLP 02. Rel: 13 Sep 19
  1. Speak Like The Hurricane (feat Yabon) (3:41)
  2. Entrance (4:34)
  3. Glapse Not (3:58)
  4. Chouq (feat Moshadee) (2:56)
  5. Everybody's Broke (feat Kaffe Creme) (3:41)
  6. Endless Second (1:27)
  7. Back Grom Servolo (feat Elbi) (4:53)
  8. Late Massage (feat Yabon) (4:39)
  9. Chubby T (2:28)
  10. Pelicanism (feat Folamour) (6:39)
  11. PP (feat Moshadee) (3:32)
  12. Girl (Young French Women Of NA) (feat Jim) (3:39)
 in stock $23.75
Sonkei (LP)
Cat: ALBFLP 05. Rel: 25 Sep 19
  1. Lullabies Of The Lost (1:29)
  2. Onkochishin (6:45)
  3. Elegy Of Entrapment (6:27)
  4. The Art Of Altercation (5:53)
  5. Cosmic Collisions (7:41)
  6. Circle Of Transmigration (4:28)
  7. Fallen Angel (8:40)
  8. Tempestuous Temperaments (4:59)
Review: Headed up by jazz-man and broken beat hero Mark de Clive-Lowe, Tokyo's Ronin Arkestra is an all-star collective that includes members of some of Japan's leading jazz and electronic music outfits. We shouldn't really be surprised, then, that debut album "Sonkei" is rather special. It features some suitably grandiose and epic contemporary jazz workouts - see "Onkochishin", the wonderfully spiritual and dancefloor-friendly "The Art of Altercation" and loose-limbed closing cut "Tempestuous Temperaments" - but the influence of other forms of music (most notably dub, ambient and electronica) is evident throughout, often in subtle and surprising ways. In other words, it sounds like a future jazz classic in the making.
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 in stock $17.27
Shine (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: EN 075. Rel: 08 Oct 19
  1. Come Closer (feat Kristina Lindberg) (3:33)
  2. Good Bye Emily (feat Gabriella Hanninen) (3:24)
  3. Shine (feat Lilja Boom) (3:38)
  4. Tango Muerte (3:42)
  5. You Fire (feat Luke) (3:04)
  6. Lost In Amsterdam (3:28)
  7. Little Lion (3:37)
  8. Love (part 1) (4:59)
  9. Charleston Butterfly (feat Gabriella Hanninen) (3:49)
  10. Autumn Beasts (3:04)
  11. On My Way Now (Love part 2) (4:52)
  12. Crushed Island (4:38)
  13. War Inside (3:11)
  14. Happy End (2:34)
  15. Homesick (3:33)
  16. Stan Getz Singt (bonus track) (3:06)
 in stock $24.03
Cat: B 003004101. Rel: 20 Sep 19
  1. Chicago Boy (4:35)
  2. BMO (2:37)
  3. Broke (feat Jid) (4:04)
  4. Up Late (4:26)
  5. Shea Butter Baby (with J Cole) (3:33)
  6. Speak To Me (3:46)
  7. New Apartment (3:23)
  8. Facetime (3:05)
  9. POP (2:13)
  10. I Been (3:45)
  11. Whipped Cream (4:47)
  12. Static (4:13)
 in stock $19.71
Scrolls (LP)
Cat: NMBRS 58. Rel: 17 Sep 19
  1. Rn Atm Icymi (2:02)
  2. Lean In (3:34)
  3. Honey Moon (3:03)
  4. Leavin' Church Early (1:20)
  5. Believe I Can Do This (4:39)
  6. Getting Ridiculous (3:55)
  7. NYC (3:24)
  8. Just Like We Like It (1:53)
  9. Family By '22 (2:34)
  10. Cardio (3:57)
  11. Linking Book (2:55)
 in stock $18.90
Cat: LEGO 177VL. Rel: 19 Sep 19
  1. Pitching Up (5:55)
  2. Out Of Sync (5:47)
  3. Revolutions (4:24)
  4. Runout Groove (6:25)
  5. Sample Hunter (5:54)
  6. Dig Deep (3:32)
  7. Matrix (6:20)
  8. Tracking Force (4:42)
  9. Warped Memories (4:06)
 in stock $12.82
Pyjaen (LP)
Cat: DMPY 005. Rel: 17 Sep 19
  1. Nah (4:38)
  2. Free Your Dreams (5:04)
  3. Steve (6:49)
  4. Leading The Times (part 1) (2:01)
  5. Leading The Times (part 2) (4:00)
  6. Creation (4:41)
  7. Waiting For Perry (5:05)
  8. In Search Of The Sticky Side (6:43)
 in stock $18.35
Phosphenes (2xLP + MP3 download code)
Cat: AR 129VL. Rel: 04 Oct 19
  1. Ticking Boxes (6:00)
  2. Strange Heat (5:18)
  3. Fake Five (5:05)
  4. Hickups (4:08)
  5. Abstract Concrete (4:08)
  6. Noto (6:20)
  7. U9 By Bike (6:19)
  8. Choose Your Truth (6:31)
 in stock $25.38
Cat: OTCRLP 006. Rel: 30 Aug 19
  1. Dangerous Women (1:12)
  2. Why White Folks Can't Call Me Nigga (5:02)
  3. Bastard (3:43)
  4. The Collection (3:17)
  5. Corny Ass Poem (2:12)
  6. Madea (2:08)
  7. Peackocks & Other Savage Beasts (3:26)
  8. Again (3:46)
  9. I Dream So Loud (feat Daniel B Summerhill) (4:53)
Review: You won't hear many albums as direct, hard hitting and confrontational as this: musing on the black experience, culture, identity, love and trauma, it is a spoken word and poetic masterclass from California born Tenesha The Wordsmith with production from Khalab. Jazz, electronic dance, afro rhythms, hip hop and broken beat all make up the grooves and beautifully frame the album's thundering truths and uncomfortable realities. At times intimate and personal, at others chest beating and empowering, it is an album that makes a lasting impact. "I hope your compassion for others grows," says Tenesha of listening to it, and surely it will.
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 in stock $23.75
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Oonops Drops Vol 2 (2xLP + MP3 download code)
Cat: AR 119VL. Rel: 04 Oct 19
  1. Coldcut - "Make Up Your Mind" (feat Ce’Cile & Toddla T - Manasseh remix) (3:38)
  2. Bird Moves - "Little Sunflower" (6:17)
  3. Sly5thAve - "Stay" (4:10)
  4. 45 Aka Swing-O - "Tokyo Jazz Freak" (4:34)
  5. RF - "Resurrection" (4:24)
  6. Schemes - "Sublimation" (3:48)
  7. John Turell - "Chasing Shadows" (Soopasoul remix) (3:59)
  8. T Bird & The Breaks - "No Diggity" (3:55)
  9. Amy True - "Save Urself" (feat Nubya Garcia) (3:08)
  10. Igor Zhukovsky & MRR Drumetrics - "Pongtron" (1:36)
  11. Kinny - "Water For Chocolate" (feat Souldrop) (3:43)
  12. Magic In Threes - "Measly Peace" (3:10)
  13. Kazumi Kaneda - "Uncertain" (3:24)
  14. Twit One - "Tibb's Nightmare" (3:04)
Review: DJ Oonops is back by popular demand. After the first volume of his Oonops Drops compilation got snapped up by lovers of exotic sounds, he returns with a second edition that is just as jam packed with heat from the worlds of dub, funk, soul, jazz and beats. Some artists will be known to reoccur diggers, some are brand new, but they all come correct. The well sequenced selection sinks you deep into swaggering dub, raises your spirits with some great flute playing and invites you into some subterranean jazz lounge, amongst many other things. This is the sort of shortcut collection that allows you to show off to friends after someone else has done all the hard work.
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 in stock $22.95
Oneness (3xLP)
Cat: GONDLP 033. Rel: 26 Sep 19
  1. Life (9:46)
  2. Oneness (11:18)
  3. Stan's Harp (7:34)
  4. Loving Kindness (9:30)
  5. Distant Land (8:29)
  6. Stories From India (9:28)
  7. The Traveller (6:45)
Review: Since he released his first album 11 years ago, bandleader, trumpeter and composer Matthew Halsall has proved to be one of British jazz's standout talents. In recent years he's delved into soul-jazz and big band jazz territory, so it's intriguing to find that "Oneness" is a much more spiritual, pared-down and minimalistic affair. Using a mixture of droning Indian instrumentation, languid and leisurely harp motifs, selective horn solos, melancholic trumpet lines and occasional traditional jazz instrumentation, Halsall has conjured up a series of meditative pieces that count among his most beguiling works to date. It may surprise a few listeners, but many more will find it enchanting, otherworldly and emotion-rich.
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 in stock $28.92
MRT (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: MRT 001. Rel: 26 Sep 19
  1. Don't Be Long (12:55)
  2. Trail (8:14)
  3. Grand Canyon (1:54)
  4. Pulse (5:28)
  5. Turntable (0:29)
  6. Here (4:56)
  7. Whales (1:58)
  8. Meditiation (4:32)
 in stock $17.55
Memory Streams (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: GONDLP 034. Rel: 03 Oct 19
  1. With, Beside, Against (4:11)
  2. Signals In The Dusk (5:32)
  3. Gradient (4:29)
  4. Ways Of Seeing (6:01)
  5. Memory Palace (1:32)
  6. Offset (4:29)
  7. Dissident Gardens (5:09)
  8. Double Helix (7:08)
  9. Immediately Visible (5:50)
 in stock $22.67
  1. Karmapa Chenno (8:48)
  2. Universal Mother (feat Ballake Sissoko) (9:45)
  3. Degi Degi (7:55)
  4. Mahakali (6:27)
  5. Malkauns (4:28)
Review: Previously, French producer Gary Gritness has carved a niche as a creator of hard-wired revivalist electro and boogie, delivering slightly more eclectic - but wholeheartedly electronic - albums for Hypercolour and others. His latest project is a little different. It sees him join forces with two musician friends to deliver an album of radical new (mostly electronic) interpretations of Don Cherry's jazz-fusion works. All seven tracks were recorded live in the studio using a mixture of dusty drum machines, synthesizers, percussion, acoustic instrumentation (Spanish guitar, saxophone) and the musicians' own voices. The results are superb, delivering intergalactic and often wonderfully out-there covers of Cherry compositions that sound like they were beamed down from some far-off tech-jazz galaxy.
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 in stock $20.49
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