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Mr K Edits: Prophecy
Cat: MXMRK 2044. Rel: 19 Jan 22
  1. Prophecy (edit By Mr K)
  2. I'm Just Being Myself (edit By Mr K)
Review: For this entry in the ever-expanding series from the master Danny Krivit, we turn to two productions from the legendary Lamont Dozier. Both songs are artfully rearranged by Mr. K and appear here on 12-inch vinyl for the first time. Margie Joseph was a powerful soul singer from the deep South who in her younger days was compared favorably to Aretha Franklin. But by the time of this recording in 1976, Joseph had moved on from the Southern soul sound and was looking for something new. She found it in collaboration with Lamont Dozier (who would actually go on to produce Aretha the following year). Dozier's song "Prophecy" was recorded at least three times, with Betty Everett doing it in '77 and Dozier himself using it as the title track for a planned 1975 solo album that was unfortunately never released. It's Margie Joseph's energetic version that made the song a proto-disco dance floor classic however, getting heavy spins on the U.K. modern soul scene and at the Houston St. incarnation of Nicky Siano's infamous 'Gallery'. "Prophecy" has also long been a Danny Krivit favorite, appearing on his 2001 compilation Grassroots. Mr. K turns in a new, definitive mix of the song, complete with a never heard before acapella intro and outro section. The writing on the wall says this one is still a winner! Going back just a couple years prior to "Prophecy" is our flip side, "I'm Just Being Myself." This time we have an even more high profile female singer who again was looking for a new sound. In the case of Dionne Warwick, she and her longtime collaborators Hal David and Burt Bacharach had split acrimoniously not long before, and her new label Warner Brothers, seeking a fresh twist for her voice, teamed her with the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team. Lamont Dozier and the Holland brothers were of course responsible for numerous Motown smashes, but by the early '70s Berry Gordy had moved operations west to L.A. and H-D-H struck out on their own, choosing to remain in Detroit. "I'm Just Being Myself" was recorded at the team's studio there, with a cast of Motown veterans fleshing out the magnificent Holland-Dozier composition. Mr. K's edit squeezes the most out of the underlying groove, avoiding the chorus in favor of prominent percussion, dramatic strings, and soaring flute. Warwick herself doesn't make an entrance until five minutes into this epic rearrangement, cooly riding the building instrumental tension. A long-time standard in Krivit's bag, this edit makes its full length appearance on wax for the first time.
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Song 2
Song 2 (7")
Cat: FSR 7093. Rel: 20 Jan 22
  1. Song 2 (3:03)
  2. The Power (3:49)
Review: Israeli funk powerhouse The Apples have a fiercely unique approach to the timely tradition of heavy grooving live musicianship, and they lay it down in no uncertain terms on their long awaited return to Freestyle Records. On the A side they're having a whole lotta fun covering Blur's 'Song 2' in a raucous style, bringing an almost rave-ready energy to the track and pouring barrel loads of their own personality over the version. 'The Power' nods plenty to the roots of funk as well as its descendents - just check the turntablism cutting its way through the sweet sax and slick guitar chops.
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 in stock $12.37
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Heavens In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac (reissue)
  1. Hot Chocolate - "Heavens In The Backseat Of My Cadillac" (The Revenge edit) (7:22)
  2. Gwen McRae - "Keep The Fire Burning" (The Revenge edit) (7:42)
Review: For Discos Only sources the finest underground edits and mixes for the discotheques and is proudly a bootleg free zone. The Revenge's now legendary resplice of the Hot Chocolate classic "Heaven's In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac" streamlined the low-slung groove of the original in impressive fashion, which rocked underground dancefloors over the better part of 2010 and beyond. Over on the flip is another respectful edit of a golden oldie, this time in the form of Gwen McCrae's anthemic disco inferno "Keep The Fire Burning". Finally pressed on vinyl back in 2018, this much welcome reissue will be in high demand, don't sleep on this!
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 in stock $12.94
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The Positive & The Negative
  1. Surprise Chef - "The Positive & The Negative" (4:47)
  2. Minoru Muraoka - "The Positive & The Negative" (Mr Bongo 7" edit) (5:05)
Review: Minoru Muraoka is a master of the traditional Japanese bamboo flute known as a shakuhachi. His flair on the instrument combined with his knowledge of breakbeat jazz and Japanese folkloric music results in stunning sounds such as 'The Positive and the Negative' from his 1970 album Bamboo. It has been championed by the likes of DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist so has true cult status. Snap up this reissue to enjoy its original charm, as well as a new reinterpretation of the track by Melbourne's Surprise Chef. The flip the whimsy of the a-side into a more mystic and beat driven jam packed with tropical charm.
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 in stock $14.63
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Vol 12
Vol 12 (7")
Cat: ALTONE 012. Rel: 20 Jan 22
  1. All The Time (4:31)
  2. Run It (4:27)
Review: Edit king Al Tones is back on his own label with two more of his superb studio concoctions. This series has been rolling strong since 2012 and like all of the previous eighth instalments the 12th is a doozy. The a-side 'All The Time' is a trumpet lead bit of high speed metropolitan funk with plenty of jazzy licks and sliding hi hats that seduce you as the grooves unfold. Things take a deeper, slower turnoff the flip for 'Run It.' This one has a more steamy sax line taking charge over chunkier beats and nice rich Rhodes chords. File under classy party starters.
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Why Don't You Go Home
  1. Diane Ward & The Kevin Fingier Collective - "Why Don't You Go Home" (2:43)
  2. The Kevin Fingier Collective - "Cocktail De Medianoche" (2:43)
Review: Standby for a monster rhythm & blues tune here, and one that transports you to another world courtesy of Diane Ward and Kevin Finigier's sublime collaboration. Ward is an American singer who came up singing gospel in church, which is not a surprise when you hear her raw and visceral delivery here. She spent time living in Argentina which is where she saw Kevin perform and insisted they work together. 'Why Don't You Go Hom' is dripping with emotion, attitude and empowering sounds. On the flip side is 'Cocktail De Medianoche,' a busy mix of bongo, flute, boogaloo sounds, Northern Soul grooves and Latin flair.
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Wavy
Wavy (limited 7")
Cat: FNR 187. Rel: 21 Jan 22
  1. Wavy (3:12)
  2. Interlude (1:50)
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Playing With Fire
Cat: WH 001. Rel: 18 Jan 22
  1. Oh La Lover (6:06)
  2. Love Shock (6:15)
  3. We're Truckin' (6:15)
  4. Catch Me If You Can (6:40)
Review: According to the mildly amusing back story that accompanies this debut release from the Wrekin' Havoc crew, the crew of crate diggers turned re-editors behind the series make their wares in a cave in deepest wales, armed with just a computer and a pile of Balearic-minded wax. Whatever the real story, there's plenty to savour on their first outing. Opener 'Oh La Lover' is a tasteful tweak of an obscure, slap bass-sporting, mid-tempo French disco number from the early '80s, while 'Love Shock' breathes new life into an electrofunk era slab of Gallic rap/synth-pop fusion. On the reverse, the cave dwellers first play around with a boogie-era, drum machine-propelled cosmic disco number ('We're Truckin'), before delivering a saucer-eyed delight in the shape of the luscious 'Catch Me If You Can'.
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Experience & Judgment (reissue)
Experience & Judgment (reissue) (180 gram audiophile vinyl LP)
Cat: ATLANTICSD 1654. Rel: 20 Jan 22
  1. Celestial Blues (3:28)
  2. Experience (3:03)
  3. Judgment (3:03)
  4. I Know This Love Can't Be Wrong (3:27)
  5. Hibiscus (5:47)
  6. You Should've Seen The Way (2:34)
  7. Tune Up (4:18)
  8. Rosemary Blue (3:34)
  9. Being Uptight (3:05)
  10. A Place Where Love Is (4:49)
  11. Trust Us To Find The Way (2:46)
  12. The Power Of My Mind (3:00)
Review: Vocalist and jazz and soul pianist Andy Bey worked with a range of celebrated talents such as Horace Silver and Gary Bartz but his debut solo album in 1974 takes some beating. It is an otherworldly offering of cosmic jazz and soul that is truly unique. The tone of Bey's voice always conveys a certain sense of pain, while the instrumentals around them range from deep and pensive to funky and playful. It is an album that takes a long time to parse and understand if you ever really do, and it has a superb cover, too. Do not sleep on this reissue.
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 in stock $31.24
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Rhythm Of Life
Rhythm Of Life (limited 7")
Cat: DYNAM 7102. Rel: 21 Jan 22
  1. Rhythm Of Life (3:59)
  2. Good Thing (3:04)
Review: James Mason's 'Rhythm of Life' - one of the long overlooked but now celebrated musician's most popular cuts - has never appeared on a seven-inch single before, in part because its' six-minute length made it more suitable for 12" singles and LPs (it first appeared as the title track of Mason's 1977 debut album). Dynamite Cuts have decided to address this by preparing their own (fully licensed) seven-inch edit, which successfully chops down the high-octane, spiritually inspired jazz-funk gem without losing any of its energy or soul. This time round it comes backed by another classic cut from the Rhythm of Life LP, the more laidback, spacey synth solo-sporting jazz-funk warmth of 'Good Thing'.
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Played by: Dynamite Cuts
 in stock $14.06
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Eu Bebo Sim
Eu Bebo Sim (green vinyl 7" limited to 100 copies)
Cat: BH 120GREEN. Rel: 25 Jan 22
  1. Eu Bebo Sim (4:06)
  2. Marraio (4:31)
 in stock $15.48
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Old Skool Bounce
Cat: FF45 016. Rel: 21 Dec 21
  1. Old Skool Bounce (3:41)
  2. It Really Matters To Me (3:34)
Review: Aaron aka Double A really serves up a double a-sided banger here for the Friday's Funky 45 label. It is a block-rocking beat with plenty of old-school samples and raw funk drumming that kick off on 'Old Skool Bounce'. The vocals are visceral call-and responses with a classic lead flute sound bring the joy. On the flip, things start with a super cool and breezy beat before a big vocal erupts and the prickly funk drums and rim shots elevate the track. It's another classic vocal top line that finishes it in style.
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Wamono Groove: Shakuhachi & Koto Jazz Funk '76
  1. Kifu Mitsuhashi - "Nanbu Ushioi-Uta" (4:52)
  2. Toshiko Yonekawa - "Isohama Bon-Uta" (3:14)
  3. Kifu Mitsuhashi - "Hohai-Bushi" (3:38)
  4. Toshiko Yonekawa - "Otemoyan" (3:05)
  5. Kifu Mitsuhashi - "Aizu Bandaisan" (2:56)
  6. Toshiko Yonekawa - "Saitaro-Bushi" (3:39)
  7. Kifu Mitsuhashi - "Soma Nagareyama" (4:23)
  8. Toshiko Yonekawa - "Yagi-Bushi" (2:49)
  9. Kifu Mitsuhashi - "Asadoya Yunta" (3:47)
  10. Toshiko Yonekawa - "Konpira Fune Fune" (3:21)
Review: Unlike previous instalments in the 180g label's Wamono series, this isn't a compilation in the strictest sense of the term, but rather a retrospective. It showcases a range of killer jazz-funk and rare groove tunes recorded at Nippon Columbia studios in the mid 1970s by arranger Kiyoshi Yamaya, koto legend Toshiko Yonekawa and shakahuchi master Kifu Mitsuhashi. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the mellow, slow-burn lusciousness of 'Nanbu Ushioi-Uta' and the up-beat, guitar solo-laden brilliance of 'Hohai-Bushi', to the all-time Japanese jazz-funk classic that is 'Saitaro-Bushi' and the solo-laden brilliance of 'Asadoya Yunti', whose dazzling Fender Rhodes solos are reminiscent of the early '70s work of the late, great Billy Preston.
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 in stock $28.13
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Shuggy Edits Vol 1
Shuggy Edits Vol 1 (7" 再出版)
Cat: SHUG 1. Rel: 06 Jan 22
  1. Shuggy (CK mix) (4:02)
  2. Shuggy (3:29)
Review: This new 45 features tasty reworks of both Chaka Khan single 'Like Sugar' - a 2018 jam co-produced by Switch and Sarah Ruba best-known for featuring on a high-profile TV advertisement - and the track it's based on, Ruba and the Fatback Band's 2016 version of 'Do The Bustop', a take on the much-loved funk classic recorded for the soundtrack to Netflix series The Get Down, with fresh lyrics and vocals. Since neither track is easy to find on vinyl, these relatively light-touch buy undeniably floor-filling interpretations are borderline essential. As the lyrics state, they're so sweet and good enough to eat!
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Ege Bamyasi
Cat: XSPOON 8. Rel: 25 Jun 14
  1. Pinch
  2. Sing Swan Song
  3. One More Night
  4. Vitamin C
  5. Soup
  6. I'm So Green
  7. Spoon
Review: In the forty-two years since the release of Ege Bamyasi, no-one has done as much to blend the spheres of experimental rock music and the avant-garde than Can, whilst also maintaining a hip-shaking primal pulse and delivering a radiant wash of kaleidoscopic sound that defies classification. Ege Bamyasi still stands as one of their crowning achievements, and one whose spooky reverberations have made their presence felt throughout a mighty chunk of the rock and dance music of the decades that have followed. An otherworldly masterclass for the ages.
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Played by: De Los Miedos
 in stock $22.23
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Doing It In Lagos: Boogie Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria
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Doing It In Lagos: Boogie Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria (gatefold 3xLP + 7" + 8 page booklet + MP3 download code 再出版)
Cat: SNDWLP 087. Rel: 15 Dec 21
  1. Hotline - "Fellas Doing It In Lagos" (5:38)
  2. Peter Abdul - "Don't You Know" (3:47)
  3. Steve Monite - "Only You" (6:19)
  4. Oby Onyioha - "Enjoy Your Life" (6:15)
  5. Kio Amachree - "Ivory" (5:11)
  6. Livy Ekemezie - "Holiday Action" (5:13)
  7. Willy Roy - "Don't Give Up" (6:40)
  8. Danny Offia & The Friks - "Funk With Me" (5:20)
  9. Rick Asikpo & Afro Fusion - "Too Hot" (5:18)
  10. Toby Foyeh - "Ore Mi" (5:44)
  11. Gboyega Adelaja - "Colourful Environment" (5:19)
  12. Mike Umoh - "Shake Your Body" (6:01)
  13. Burnis Moleme - "Where Is The Answer" (7:00)
  14. Sony Enang - "Don't Stop That Music" (5:10)
  15. Nkono Teles - "Be My Lady" (mix) (4:28)
  16. Veno - "Groove I Like" (3:34)
  17. Godfrey Odili - "Let's Do More Music" (7:40)
  18. Terry Mackson - "Distant Lover" (5:33)
  19. Ofege - "Burning Jungle" (bonus 7") (3:21)
  20. Lexy Mella - "On The Air" (Rap mix - Frankie Francis edit - bonus 7") (3:47)
Review: Soundway offer us a new compilation featuring 20 rare tracks from the currently much talked about world of Nigerian pop music; a zeitgeist of their early 1980s club culture. The country's economy was booming at the time and so was its recording industry. Strongly influenced by '70s disco and funk, this new generation were, as the liner notes explain "Eager to sound as American as possible with no hint of the fervour for afro-beat, afro-rock and afrocentric thinking that the 1970s had thrown up". The original albums that many of these singles came from go for exorbitant prices online, so here's a chance to snap up some of the periods finest music, remastered across three 12"s.
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 in stock $24.20
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Eu Bebo Sim
Eu Bebo Sim (7'' limited to 200 copies)
Cat: BH 120BLACK. Rel: 25 Jan 22
  1. Eu Bebo Sim (4:05)
  2. Marraio (4:31)
Review: It may be cold and dark outside, but Djar One - a producer renowned for the party-starting quality of his sneaky re-edits, remixes and mash-ups - is determined to heat things up on the dancefloor and get us daydreaming about sunnier times and warmer climes. It's for that reason that his latest cheeky 45 delivers beefed-up, club-ready revisions of two classic Brazilian cuts. A-side 'Eu Bobo Slim' sees him add rolling, disco-style drums to an electric piano and acoustic guitar-sporting samba singalong, while flipside 'Mariano' is a tooled-up, breakbeat-driven take on what sounds like a vintage MPB number. Serious heat!
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The Big Bonus Beats
Cat: SRW 023. Rel: 02 Dec 21
  1. The Big Bonus Beats (A Jorun Bombay edit) (2:26)
  2. Jamaican Funk (A Jorun Bombay edit) (4:40)
Review: Jorun Bombay is back once again with more of his masterful beat mash ups and beat juggling 7"s. This is his second this week - well, it's a black wax version of the same EP where the other is bright pink, both on Soundweight. He opens up with 'The Big Bonus Beats' (A Jorun Bombay edit) which has crashing drum hits and an iconic vocal mashed together with some funky guitar riffs and plenty of big, oversized and splashing cymbals. 'Jamaican Funk (A Jorun Bombay edit)' is a super sweet jam with a plunging synth bassline and more classic vocal samples that lend it a neo-soul feel.
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Played by: Soul Music
 in stock $16.60
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Hard Hitter
Cat: LDW 3318. Rel: 12 Jan 22
  1. Speed Trap (2:31)
  2. Track Record (2:39)
  3. Race With Time (2:43)
  4. Fun Seeker (3:46)
  5. Hair Raiser (2:48)
  6. Stay With It (1:44)
  7. Inflation (3:39)
  8. Great Technique (3:47)
  9. Hard Hitter (2:57)
  10. No Way (3:05)
  11. Three's A Crowd (2:23)
  12. Big Dipper (3:18)
  13. Decisive Action (3:04)
  14. Challenger (2:44)
  15. Superdrive (2:42)
Review: Everyone knows library records carry the real heat, and of course the best of the bunch are now so coveted you'd best be selling an organ to get your hands on them. Well, put the back street surgeon on pause and rejoice as a true holy grail comes back within reach of the ordinary person - De Wolfe Music Library are reissuing Keith Papworth's 1975 masterpiece Hard Hitter. It's a goldmine of tougher-than-tough breaks, with drums right up front in the mix and only a light smattering of orchestration on top. It's like they knew sample culture was just round the corner.
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 in stock $26.73
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Africa (My No 1)
Africa (My No 1) (12" + MP3 download code)
Cat: CNPY 001. Rel: 21 Dec 21
  1. Africa My No 1 (feat Ibibio Horns - Captain Planet remix) (6:30)
  2. Africa My No 1 (Captain Planet Marimba Vibes remix) (6:03)
  3. Africa My No 1 (5:27)
Review: Label newcomer Canopy Records sends out some super Afro transmission from its base in New Zealand for this first release. 'Africa No 1' is a single that features a superb tune from Benin City in Edo State, Nigeria, which was first put out locally in 1987. It is by the late great Nigerian reggae artist Ehi Duncan and his The Africa Army Express band and next to the uplifting original are two new mixes from Captain Planet. He brings the tune into the modern day with some tight key, horn and synth sounds for the first mix, and the second is a slower, more mid-tempo bit of afro disco. Lovely vibes.
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 in stock $14.63
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Mediterraneo
Mediterraneo (limited 7")
Cat: REF 301. Rel: 13 Jan 22
  1. Santucci - "Mediterraneo" (3:35)
  2. Castiglione - "Chase" (3:16)
Review: Reference Library dig deep into the archives for this glorious new 7" which comes in super limited quantities. It features Italian artists Santucci and Castiglione taking one side each with their own lush jazz and library tinged instrumentals. Santucci goes first with 'Mediterraneo,' a turbulent brew of double bass and prominent horn work that whips up a real storm as the drums come crashing down like waves on rocks. On the flip side is the lovely 'Castiglione,' a more silky and funky roller with plenty of subtle 60s references and psyched-out details. ''
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 in stock $10.41
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Summer Madness Part 1 & 2 (reissue)
Cat: FUR 7377. Rel: 29 Dec 21
  1. Summer Madness (part 1) (2:59)
  2. Summer Madness (part 2) (2:37)
Review: Ubiquity is back with another of its two part 7"s, this time from contemporary soul group The Soul Surfers. Experts at covering the greats, they recently turned their hand to a classic from The JB's, while this time out it is Kool & The Gang's classic "Summer Madness" that gets a deep-cut and sexy make over. Part 1 is a sensuous slow burner with downtempo drums and heavenly guitar playing, while part 2 has harder drum grooves and dreamy , psyched-out guitars. It's another ageless rework that you need in your life.
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 in stock $12.94
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Jazz Is Dead 2
Jazz Is Dead 2 (LP in die-cut sleeve)
Cat: JID 002LP. Rel: 30 Jul 20
  1. Synchronize Vibration (3:34)
  2. Hey Lover (2:26)
  3. Soulful & Unique (2:57)
  4. Shadows Of The East (3:38)
  5. Sunflowers (3:02)
  6. Gravity (3:25)
  7. Solace (3:51)
  8. African Sounds (3:12)
Review: Adrian Younge and A Tribe Called Quest man Ali Shaheed Muhammad's recently released "Jazz Is Dead" album had the feel of a landmark set: a collection of inspired, all-star workouts that combined live, hip-hop style beats with the effervescent musicality of soundtrack jazz, soul, jazz-funk and Latin jazz. This speedy sequel flips the script, stripping back the guest list to a single guest collaborator: jazz-funk and fusion legend Roy Ayers. From start to finish, the set bristles with sweet female group vocals, mazy Vibraphone solos, ultra-warm electric piano, hybrid hip-hop/jazz-funk beats, and Ayers' effortless musical positivity. While nowhere near as eclectic as its predecessor, "Jazz Is 2" is arguably an even more coherent and enjoyable album - and that's saying something.
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Played by: Andrea passenger
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Wheel Spin
Cat: FLEX 7002. Rel: 19 Oct 21
  1. Wheel Spin (Revision) (4:50)
  2. Giv It Up (Revision) (4:58)
Review: Acclaimed French producer The Reflex is back on his Flex7 imprint. The Reflex moniker is part tribute to Nile Rodgers' remix of Duran Duran's 1984 song of the same name and a nod to the Logic Pro production software's Flextime tool, which allows users to alter and sync audio files. It's business as usual on this one, with two remixes direct from the master tapes combining creativity and functionality for maximum dancefloor impact. On the A side you've got the low slung yet elevating soul power of 'Wheel Spin' (Revision), while over on the flip there's the downtown vocal funk of 'Giv It Up' (Revision).
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 in stock $12.67
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Daredevils Club
Daredevils Club (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: WILD 1. Rel: 21 Jan 22
  1. Daredevils Club (4:05)
  2. Lucky Devil (4:31)
 in stock $14.36
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Humpty Dumpty
Cat: P 76277. Rel: 29 Dec 21
  1. Humpty Dumpty (2:33)
  2. You Got Me Hummin' (4:40)
Review: Placebo are a legendary Belgian jazz funk band led by Marc Moulin, 1971 to 1976.AP-VINE have released some of their titles as reissue CD's & LPs before but this time we present their finest tracks from their 3 stadio albums as limited pressing 7 inch singles with new remastering!

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 in stock $19.42
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Seek & Destroy
Seek & Destroy (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: FNR 161. Rel: 21 Jan 22
  1. Seek & Destroy (2:34)
  2. Russian Steps (3:07)
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Everybody Loves The Sunshine
  1. Hey, Uh, What You Say Come On
  2. The Golden Rod
  3. Keep On Walking
  4. You And Me My Love
  5. The Third Eye
  6. It Ain't Your Sign It's Your Mind
  7. People And The World
  8. Everybody Loves The Sunshine
  9. Tongue Power
  10. Lonesome Cowboy
Played by: Dave Lee ZR
 in stock $17.73
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A New Day (Is Here At Last)
  1. JC Davis - "A New Day (Is Here At Last)" (3:10)
  2. Hell Razah - "Project Jazz" (feat Talib Kweli & MF Doom) (3:47)
Review: The Originals label always does a grand job of pairing the sweetest source material with its famous sampling counterpart, and most importantly they put the originators up front on the A side. This time around they're celebrating the ascendant jazz funk masterpiece 'A New Day (Is Here At Least)' by legendary saxophonist JC Davis, originally released in 1969 and sounding fresh to this day. On the flip comes an open-hearted approach to the iconic brass licks courtesy of Hell Razah, with none other than Talib Kweli and MF Doom in full flow over the top for the impeccable 'Project Jazz' from 2007. Two absolutely golden sides on a perfect little 45, what's not to love?
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 in stock $12.37
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Der Maulwurf
Cat: APDLT 019. Rel: 13 Jan 22
  1. Der Maulwurf (4:06)
  2. Eolomea (2:53)
Review: The Haifa-Jerusalem duo SimfOnyx stride into 2022 with a superb new double sided 7" on the Delights label. Shuzin and Markey Funk are the two members fo this gang and they play all the many instruments and synths you can hear in these two beguiling tunes, which take their cues from East German genre cinema. All the sounds were recorded during a brief two day spell at Mazkeka Studios in Jerusalem and both take different paths. 'Der Maulwurf' is a twisted bit of heavy synth funk with psyched-out effects and 'Eolomea' is more curious, spacious and intriguing.
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 in stock $9.56
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Groovin'
Groovin' (limited 7")
Cat: GSC 4531. Rel: 08 Nov 21
  1. Groovin' (remastered edit) (3:34)
  2. Little Green Apples (remastered Jazz mix edit) (2:57)
Review:  Black Cash & Theo AKA Thelonious Beats are Jedi love beatmakers and edit kings. The bulk of their work comes on the Galaxy Sound Co label out of the US of A and just a few weeks after their last outing they return with two more golden grooves. This one is a real heater to keep you warm during the winter months and ensure your New Year's Eve goes off in style. 'Groovin' stays low and rides a lo-fi boom-bap with soulful guitars and heat damaged organ chords. 'Little Green Apples' (remastered Jazz mix edit) is super sentimental and rich in sound.
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 in stock $11.25
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The Notorious JB's: The BIG Payback
Cat: NOTORIOUS JBS. Rel: 13 Dec 21
  1. Intro Theme (0:44)
  2. BIG Poppa's Got A Brand New Bag (3:59)
  3. Sex Machine Gun Funk (4:02)
  4. Ten Crack Commandments (feat Fela Kuti) (3:32)
  5. Don't Do Drugs PSA (interlude) (0:49)
  6. The BIG Payback (5:47)
  7. Kick In The Door (3:36)
  8. Say It Loud (I'm Black & Proud) (3:16)
  9. Everyday Struggle (3:58)
  10. Stay In School PSA (outro) (0:18)
  11. Think BIG (bonus track) (2:27)
Review: Amerigo's The Big Payback series finds him bring together some fantasy all stars for his "J.B. and The Soul Mates" tribute concept. Here, James Brown's music is reworked, edited and chopped together with the work of hip hop giant Notorious BIG. It results in speaker blasting, floor filling, ass wiggling jams that mash up all the most iconic verses and choruses from each singer with their most recognisable guitar riffs, drum breaks and samples. It's a colourful collage that is as fun as it is funky.
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Tokyo Glow (remastered)
DJ NOTOYA/VARIOUS
Tokyo Glow (remastered) (gatefold 2xLP with obi-strip)
Cat: WWSLP 55. Rel: 10 Dec 21
  1. Kumi Nakamura - "Kimagure" (3:05)
  2. Miyuki Maki - "Indo No Michibata" (3:36)
  3. Haruyoshi Yamashina - "Osake To Joke" (3:35)
  4. Sumiko Yamagata - "Natsu No Hikari Ni" (3:19)
  5. Hatsumi Shibata - "Party Is Over" (4:41)
  6. Makoto Iwabuchi - "Moonlight Flight" (3:57)
  7. Hiroshi Sato - "Saigo No Tejina" (3:40)
  8. Arakawa Band - "Paradise's Dream" (7:10)
  9. New Generation Company - "I Wander All Alone" (part III) (2:55)
  10. Kiyohiko Ozaki - "Ojosan Oteyawarakani" (4:30)
  11. Kengo Kurozumi - "Juggler" (4:09)
  12. Ken Nishizaki - "Koi No Paradigm" (4:58)
  13. Jadoes - "Simply Another Love" (4:47)
  14. Midori Hara - "Aamar Jabar" (4:45)
  15. Hitomi 'Penny' Tohyama - "Tuxedo Connection" (3:21)
  16. Mizuki Koyama - "Oh! Daddy" (3:39)
  17. Haruo Chikada & Vibra-Tones - "Sofa Bed Blues" (3:36)
  18. Mitsuko Horie - "Chigasaki Memory" (3:49)
Review: The recent Tokyo Dreaming compilation on Wewantsounds was a huge success so the label does the right thing and follows it up with another collection of sounds from the Far East. This one again looks into the fascinatingly niche city pop sound with expert digger DJ Notoya at the wheels. He delves into the Nippon Columbia catalogue and turns out all manner of breezy and laidback gems from Hiroshi Sato, Hitomi "Penny" Tohyama, Midori Hara and more. In many cases, these tunes are making it tot vinyl for the first time. What's more, the audio has been newly remastered in Tokyo for this reissue making sure it sounds as good as possible.
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 in stock $26.44
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Expensive Shit
  1. Expensive Shit
  2. Water No Get Enemy
Review: Destination Nigeria, 1975, Fela and Africa 70 are indelibly locked into a hugely prolific groove with well over 10 albums behind them. Then they release this, an LP comprised solely of two wondrously extended work outs from the troupe. "Expensive Shit" famously tells the tale of Fela's brush with the jaded law while "Water No Get Enemy" speaks - or rather sings - for itself. One of Fela's many notable and hugely influential releases; your collection isn't complete without it.
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 in stock $13.22
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That Someone's U
  1. That Someone's U (4:35)
  2. That Someone's U (Jazz Funk instrumental) (4:39)
Review: Reach for the cocktails and turn down the lights because the Super Disco Edits label has a golden groover on its hands here. 'That Someone's U' was actually a track submitted to be a part of the famous Splash LP by Freddie Hubbard, but it never made the cut. Written by Sydney Justin, Sanifu Al Hall and David Shields, it languished on the cutting room floor until it was converted from analogue to digital with a load of other tracks by The La Propinquity. The smooth groove has a steamy sax line, easy-going drums and languid chords that melt the soul.
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Mr K Edits Vol 6
Cat: MRKEDITS 006. Rel: 26 Jan 22
  1. What You Don't Know (8:58)
  2. Big Time (7:10)
Review: Bona-fide disco don and edit king Mr K offers up a sixth volume of his own edit series. As always this is golden ear disco tackle that brims with musical vitality. First comes 'What You Don't Know' which channels plenty of high speed 60s funk, with big horn stabs leading the way and busy drumming keeping those feet tapping. 'Big Time' is more freaky and playful. The toms flutter over a twisted bassline, vocals are steamy and sleazy disco loops add further fuel to this fiery dance floor filler.
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Played by: Superbreak, LEGO EDIT
 in stock $13.22
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The Mexican (reissue)
The Mexican (reissue) (7" 再出版)
Cat: SG 012. Rel: 21 Jan 22
  1. The Mexican (part 1) (5:14)
  2. The Mexican (part 2) (5:28)
Review: Cover versions don't come much sweeter (or respectful) than this epic two part homage to the Babe Ruth classic. Part 1 sees the Japanese funk band laying down the foundations, paying deference to the original with their own upbeat twist. Part 2, however, is where they really let loose with each instrumentalist taking lead on the solos. With Hammond-hammering and screaming horns galore, QASB have delivered something very special here.
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 in stock $16.87
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Guest Edits Vol 3
Cat: CUTSX 003. Rel: 08 Dec 21
  1. Lagos Puzzle (Guest edit) (3:45)
  2. Imaginings (Guest edit) (3:29)
 in stock $11.25
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Headhunters
Headhunters (180 gram audiophile vinyl LP)
Cat: MOVLP 030. Rel: 20 Jan 10
  1. Chameleon
  2. Watermelon Man
  3. Sly
  4. Vein Melter
 in stock $22.50
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Dollar (Soundtrack)
Dollar (Soundtrack) (limited mint green vinyl LP)
Cat: 060349 7844128. Rel: 21 Jan 22
  1. Money Is (4:28)
  2. Snow Creatures (3:16)
  3. Rubber Ducky (1:09)
  4. Redeye Runnin' Train (2:53)
  5. Shady Lady (1:06)
  6. Money Runner (3:08)
  7. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) (End Title) (1:46)
  8. Do It - To It! (feat Little Richard) (2:56)
  9. Candy Man (3:09)
  10. Passin' The Buck (3:48)
  11. Kitty With The Bent Frame (4:47)
  12. Brooks' 50c Tour (main Title Collage) (4:54)
Review: RECOMMENDED
70 years in the entertainment industry, 80 Grammy Award nominations (and 28 wins), joint-first African American to be given a nod at the Academy Awards for Best Original Song (alongside writing partner Bob Russell), and the first African American to be made musical director and conductor of those Oscar ceremonies. Even uttering the name Quincy Jones fills the soul with reverence, not least as he's one of the only people we know of who managed to attend their own memorial service, following a life-threatening brain aneurysm in 1974.



Suffice to say, he recovered, and would continue to write scores for the silver screen for another decade or so, albeit with far less prolific output. Dollars arrived a couple of years before that game-changing medical emergency, and the soundtrack is very much Jones. Packed with jazz, soul, rhythm & blues, rock 'n' roll, and funk, each genre is realised in a way that makes the songs feel authentic and brand new.
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 in stock $24.48
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CUBA: Music & Revolution Culture Clash In Havana Experiments In Latin Music 1975-85 Vol 2
  1. Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo - "Y Que Bien" (4:23)
  2. Orquesta Los Van Van - "Por Que Lo Haces" (4:09)
  3. Los Latinos - "Quemando" (2:46)
  4. Farah Maria - "Amame Y No Pienses Mas" (4:15)
  5. FA 5 - "Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon" (5:54)
  6. Tambores De Enrique Bonne - "Como Arrullos De Palma" (2:49)
  7. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - "Expresso Ritmico" (4:01)
  8. Los Papines - "Solo De Tumba Y Bongo" (5:30)
  9. Grupo Sintesis - "Aqui Estamos" (2:32)
  10. Los Van Van - "Llegada" (2:03)
  11. Grupo Raices Nuevas - "Baila Mi Guaguanco" (5:02)
  12. Luis Carbonell - "La Rumba" (3:54)
  13. Orquesta Riverside - "En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes" (3:02)
  14. Juan Formel & Los Van Van - "Llegue, Llegue" (5:52)
  15. Grupo Los Yoyi - "Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar" (3:05)
  16. Los Papines - "Para Que Niegas?" (4:23)
  17. Grupo De Experimentacion Sonora Del ICAIC - "Cuba Va!" (3:04)
  18. Raul Gomez - "Luces En La Pista" (8:50)
  19. Los Brito - "El 4-5-6" (2:48)
  20. Leo Brouwer - "Tema De El Rancheador De La Naturaleza" (1:36)
  21. Ricardo Eddy Martinez - "La 132" (4:18)
  22. Los Reyes 73 - "Finalizo Un Amor" (3:37)
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Pieces Of A Man
Pieces Of A Man (gatefold LP)
Cat: HIQLP 007. Rel: 25 Feb 14
  1. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  2. Save The Children
  3. Lady Day & John Coltrane
  4. Home Is Where The Hatred Is
  5. When You Are Who You Are
  6. I Think I'll Call It Morning
  7. Pieces Of A Man
  8. A Sign Of The Ages
  9. Or Down You Fall
  10. The Needle's Eye
  11. The Prisoner
 in stock $23.62
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Street Lady
Cat: 140. Rel: 01 Jan 90
  1. Lansana's Priestress
  2. Miss Kane
  3. Sister Love
  4. Street Lady
  5. Witch Hunt
  6. Woman Of The World
 in stock $18.85
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Going To The Party
Cat: FJAL 366. Rel: 13 Jan 22
  1. Going To The Party (feat Lyrics Born - extended 45 mix) (3:56)
  2. Utility Man (feat Andy Cooper) (3:27)
Review: UK beatmakers The Allergies are absolute Jalapeno mainstays who always serve up suitably sizzling and funky sounds. Following on form their last album Promised Land here back in September 2021, two of the singles from it now get pressed up to 7". The a-side is an extended version of 'Going To The Party' (feat Lyrics Born) with big drum breaks, live vocals and an atmospheric back and forth with super sized horns. 'Utility Man' (feat Andy Cooper) is a deeper, smoother cut with some mega slick vocal rhythms and lovely double bass sounds to get you bumping.
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 in stock $16.04
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You're A Melody (remastered)
You're A Melody (remastered) (limited triple 7")
Cat: MEL 4XXX. Rel: 16 Jul 21
  1. You're A Melody (3:09)
  2. You're A Melody (extended disco) (4:14)
  3. I Feel Like Dancing (3:37)
  4. Theme For Someone Special (4:15)
  5. Trust Me (3:24)
  6. Dance Awhile (3:23)
Review: Of all of the tracks that seemed to define the soul, funk and disco revival lead by Floating Points and his co-run Melodies International label, it is the title track off this albumfrom Aged in Harmony. It was a real anthem for the multi-hour DJ sets at Plastic People, for his cult-ish NTS shows and the parties he played to record obsessives all over the world. And it's easy to see why - the steamy sax, the classy strings, the hooky bass motifs and the lovely drums. Here it get served up twice, along with a load more tunes that include sentimental steppers like 'I Feel Like Dancing' and the lush Balearic melodies of 'Theme For Someone Special.'
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 in stock $17.65
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Azimuth (reissue)
Azimuth (reissue) (gatefold heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: FARO 117LPX. Rel: 26 Nov 21
  1. Linha Do Horizonte (4:27)
  2. Melo Dos Dois Bicudos (3:07)
  3. Brazil (3:57)
  4. Seems Like This (4:31)
  5. Caca A Raposa (5:10)
  6. Estrada Dos Deuses (3:40)
  7. Wait For My Turn (2:59)
  8. Montreal City (3:19)
  9. Morning (3:49)
  10. Periscopio (7:29)
Review: Rewind to 1975, Brazilian supergroup Azymuth hit their richest creative vein with this self-titled full-length. Just as the band remain so themselves, this is still hugely relevant and ridiculously on-point considering it's 40 years on the clock. Proof can be found on every track from the sedative harmonic charms of the opener "Linha Do Horizonte", the raw slap bass funk, velvet keys and soaring synths on "Seems Like This" and the frenetic, almost techy mentality of "Wait For My Turn". An essential addition to any collection, this would have blown minds to pieces back in 1975.
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 in stock $20.24
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Infinity (reissue)
Infinity (reissue) (LP 再出版)
Cat: JAZZR 006. Rel: 15 Dec 21
  1. Nubian Queen (8:52)
  2. Infinity (4:48)
  3. Lovely Afternoon (7:13)
  4. The Known Unknown (8:44)
  5. The Angry Young Man (8:02)
Review: Vibraphonist Khan Jamal has made many fine albums over the years, though few are quite as revered within the jazz scene as Infinity, a self-released set from 1984 that has been near impossible to find for years. While Jamal's fluid and attractive vibraphone playing is given an airing throughout the album, it never dominates the sound space, with the storied members of his backing sextet - including scene legends Byard Lancaster (alto sax, flute) and drummer Sunny Murray - all being given a chance to shine. Musically, it sits somewhere between spiritual jazz, jazz-funk and Latin jazz, with hectic dancefloor numbers (see the superb 'The Angry Young Man') being joined by a wealth of deeper, more laidback compositions.
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 in stock $21.11
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Sole Power (reissue)
Sole Power (reissue) (orange marbled vinyl 7" limited to 100 copies)
Cat: BS 024ORMAR. Rel: 12 Jan 22
  1. Sole Power (3:31)
  2. Chevy Chase (3:22)
Review: Basle's hip-hop and funk producer and beatmaker extraordinaire DJ Tron offered up a fantastic full-length of old and new school sounds in summer last year. Now he is back on home label Burning Sole who reissue his classic 'Sole Power' single. It is raw, prickly and rolling funk with big tambourines, crisp hits and an irresistible bassline that is pure dance floor gold. Flip over this limited edited, organs marbled 7" for 'Chevy Chase,' a high speed and 60s styled funk workout that is fluid and stylish.
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 in stock $16.31
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Expansions
Expansions (gatefold LP)
Cat: 934/ZFD 9341. Rel: 01 Jan 90
  1. Expansions
  2. Desert Nights
  3. Summer Days
  4. Voodoo Woman
  5. Peace
  6. Shadows
  7. My Love
 in stock $16.04
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Doin' My Best
Cat: FFOS 702. Rel: 09 Dec 21
  1. Doin' My Best (3:26)
  2. Doin' My Best (instrumental) (3:27)
Review: Like Chromeo before them, Tuxedo are one of those new wave boogie outfits who know exactly how to capture the infectious funk of the early to mid 80s and write their own sweet soul tracks with those distinctive chops. After a successful run on Stones Throw they established their own Funk On Sight label to carry their wares, and that's exactly where they land after a brief hiatus with the buttery smooth 'Don' My Best'. It's everything you want a boogie track to be, with a wiggly worm of a Moog b-line running underneath the crisp beats, sharp claps, cool keys and slick vocals. If you're into boogie, you can't help but jam to this one.
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 in stock $14.07
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