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TONITE 7.30pm Wed 7 Dec! Soul Jazz Records presents Classic Blaxploitation Film at Regent Street Cinema, London + DJs

Black Caeser, starring the great Fred Williamson, soundtrack by James Brown - THE BOMB! Film + Soul Jazz Records DJs after-film!

Tickets on door or Buy your tickets now here.

100% Dynamite/ Soul Jazz Records Xmas Party 2016

LESS THAN 2 WEEKS TO GO!!!

Buy Ticket here.    

100% Dynamite! returns to Electrowerkz for one night only on Sat 17 Dec for the Soul Jazz Records Xmas Party 2016! 

Very Special guest DJ JERRY DAMMERS joins the massive Soul Jazz Records Sound System DJs + MC Oxman for a killer night of REGGAE, FUNK, SOUL, DANCEHALL & DUB!!!!!


Get your £10 Tickets now - either online at Soul Jazz Records & Sounds of the Universe sites or in-store at Sounds of the Universe, Soho.


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Tenderlonious In-Store

Buy Tenderlonious 'On Flute" here!

RESCEDHULED Tenderlonious live 'On Flute' in-store this Friday 2 Dec 6PM at Sounds of the Universe!


Rare and Original Vinyl in the Basement!

In case you didn't know the basement of the Sounds of the Universe record store holds the largest selection of rare USA, UK and vinyl from around the world in London (all of it online).

We specialise in jazz, soul, funk, reggae, disco, latin, african, brazilian, house as well as rock, soundtracks and more.

Every one of our original vinyl albums and singles are fully GUARANTEED. We only sell records of a quality that we feel we would be happy with. You should assume the condition of the record is great unless stated otherwise. So if you're not happy then we're not happy - any problems just return and get a full refund.

These original records are only one copy in stock - so if you want one you need to be quick, don't wait around!

See all our original vinyl here.

(You can then select any genre, format you prefer etc)

Brand New OFFICIAL Studio One T-Shirts

Soul Jazz Records bring you Brand new OFFICIAL Studio One - nuff colours and sizes. See them all here

Ten Essential Soul Jazz Records releases

Read here top 10 essential Soul Jazz Records albums on FACT Mag/Vinyl Factory.

THIS FRIDAY! 18th Nov 7.30pm! In The Heat of the Night at Regent Street Cinema, London

THIS FRIDAY! 18th Nov 7.30pm!

Come and join us for the opening night re-release screening of the seminal civil rights meets black action film In The Heat of The Night (1967) starring Sidney Poitier.

Official opening night screening Fri 18th Nov 7.30pm at the Regent Street Cinema, London.Get your tickets now here!

Tickets include free entry to Soul Jazz Records DJs spinning tunes after the film up until 11pm. The film is introduced by Stuart Baker, head of Soul Jazz Records. 


Set in small town southern USA, Sidney Poitier subverts all notions of southern racial bigotry as the sophisticated African-American policeman from Philadelphia. Filmed in 1967, just 4 years after the KKK bombing of a black church in Alabama, 3 years after the Civil Rights Act, 2 years after the assassination of Malcolm X, 1 year before the assassination of Martin Luther King.


This screening is part of our ongoing Black Action Films monthly screenings at the Regent Street Cinema.


Next Fri 16th Sep at 7pm! SOUL JAZZ RECORDS PRESENTS MONTHLY BLAXPLOITATION FILMS AT REGENT STREET CINEMA

Buy tickets/info now here

Opening night: PAM GRIER is FOXY BROWN. One-off screening next Fri 16th Sep at Regent Street Cinema, London + free Funk & Soul party after the film. Doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30 then music to 11pm.

Map (2 mins from Oxford Circus tube) here.


ADRIAN SHERWOOD LIVE!

This Thurs 23rd June rare live in-store DJ set & signing by the legendary Adrian Sherwood. 6-7.30pm

Studio One Dub Fire Special!

Out now! Buy/listen here

"Brilliant, absolutely superb collection, a hand-picked selection of dubs straight out of Studio One" David Rodigan

Boombox

You can listen & order your copy now here. Shipping this Friday 20th May!

New on Soul Jazz Records


Soul Jazz Records DJ party at Ronnie Scotts, London this Sun 15 May

Party with Joe Davis (Far Out Records).  6-12pm £5 Info 020 7734 3341 See here

Don Cheadle working at Sounds of the Universe!

Don Cheadle talks about the new Miles Davis film at Sounds of the Universe for the BBC!

Watch the feature piece here

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Marvin GayeWhat's Going OnMotown
Essential, classsic, soul masterpiece!.
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Mellow rare groove classic featuring the blissed out must have title track "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", "It Ain't Your Sign It's Your Mind" and more!
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Great compilation of loads of great early Gil Scott-Heron. Recommended. Every one is an essential track.
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Fred Wesley & The New J.B.'sBreakin' Bread (1974)People
Essential JB's album produced by James Brown and full to the brim with funk! 'Breakin Bread', 'Rockin Watergate', 'Little Boy Black' and loads more classic...
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Gil Scott-Heron & Brian JacksonBridges (1977)Arista
A change of style musically as Gil moves from his early/mid-seventies Midnight Band to a sparser keyboard sound provided by partner Brian Jackson on gems...
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Sun RaArt Forms Of Dimensions TomorrowSaturn
Released on Saturn in 1965, but recorded four or five years earlier, this is often considered the first of Ra's 'outside' recordings, with a definitive...
Creative SourceCreative Source (1973)Polydor
Superb soul album featuring the classic tracks: "You Cant Hide Love" & "Who Is He And What Is He To You". A must have album. 
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Marlena ShawThe Spice Of Life (1969)Cadet
All-time seminal album from Marlena Shaw recorded for Chess in 1969, arranged and produced by the great Charles Stepney and Richard Evans, featuring the...
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Soul Jazz Records latest releases

New Orleans Funk Vol. 4Voodoo Fire In New Orleans 1951-77Soul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ latest excursion into the Crescent City vaults delves deep into the roots and history of the Voodoo world of New Orleans Funk. Packed...
  • 1. Eldridge Holmes – Pop, Popcorn Children
  • 2. Gus 'The Groove' Lewis – Let The Groove Move You
  • 3. Dave Bartholomew – The Monkey
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PUNK 45: Les Punks : The French ConnectionThe First Wave Of French Punk 1977-80Soul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 release documents the first radical underground punk bands to come out of France including Metal Urbain (the first group...
Betty HarrisThe Lost Queen Of New Orleans SoulSoul Jazz Records
Betty Harris’ The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul features all of her classic deep soul, sister funk and northern soul songs recorded in New Orleans in...
Tee MacNight Illusion (1980)Soul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ are releasing Tee Mac’s ‘Night Illusion’, a lost classic Nigerian Afro soul meets disco boogie funk album originally released...
Nigeria Freedom Sounds!Popular Music and The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960-63: Calypso, Highlife, Apala, Mambo, JujuSoul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ new Nigeria Freedom Sounds! features a stunning selection of material spotlighting the vibrant musical scene in Nigeria at the start...
  • 1. I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – E Ma Mobun Saya
  • 2. Chris Ajilo and his Cubanos – Ariwo
  • 3. I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – Aye Wa Kael
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Coxsone's Music 2The Sound Of Young Jamaica - More Early Cuts From The Vaults Of Studio One 1959-63Soul Jazz Records
Over 40 tracks!This is the second collection to bring together many of the visionary producer Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s early recordings made...
Venezuela 70Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth: Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970sSoul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ new Venezuela 70 is the first-ever album of its kind to take a look at the groundbreaking experimental rock music made in Venezuela...
Studio One Dub Fire SpecialChapter 3: 18 Heavyweight Dub Cuts From Brentford RoadSoul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Studio One Dub Fire Special’ brings together 18 heavyweight dub cuts all recorded at 13 Brentford Road in the 1970s. Featuring...
BoomboxEarly Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 79 - 82Soul Jazz Records
Out now! Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Boombox’ features some of the many innovative underground first-wave of rap records made in New York in the period...
Count Ossie & The Rasta FamilyMan From Higher HeightsSoul Jazz Records
This album is a strictly 1000-copies only worldwide digitally remastered exact repro LP+ download code. Also available as a very limited...
Africans With Mainframes (Hieroglyphic Being + Noleian Reusse)K.M.T.Soul Jazz Records
"A devastating album of epic dancefloor rituals and visions from Jamal Moss (Hieroglyphic Being) and Noleian Reusse in their prized Africans With Mainframes...
PUNK 45 : Chaos In The City Of Angels and DevilsHollywood From X To Zero & Hardcore On The Beaches : Punk In Los Angeles 1977 - 81Soul Jazz Records
‘Chaos in the City of Angels and Devils’ is the new instalment of Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series featuring an array of first generation Los Angeles...
Johnny Osbourne / Otis GayleWe Need Love / I'll Be AroundSoul Jazz Records
Killer Studio One 12" bomb!
Nigeria Soul FeverAfro Funk, Disco and Boogie - West African Disco Mayhem!Soul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ new Nigeria Soul Fever is their first release to explore the vast wealth of Nigerian music recorded in the 1970s. The new album comes...
  • 1. Joni Haastrup – Free My People
  • 2. Christy Essien – You Can't Change A Man
  • 3. Akin Richards & The Executives – Afrikana Disco
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Jazz, Funk, Soul New Arrival Original Vinyl

Leo WrightSuddenly The Blues (1962)Atlantic
Rare soul jazz lp from flutist Leo Wright. Original first edition Atlantic Records, purple/orange labels, original inners, minute cutout, spine at bottom...
Junior ManceI Believe To My Soul (1968)Atlantic
Original USA vinyl first edition Atlantic soul jazz, purple/orange labels, Atlantic inner, heavy card sleeve, vinyl in great condition. Beautiful!
Lord MelodyI Man (1979)Charlie's Records
Original Trinidad funky reggae calypso stylee LP. Name written on front and back cover.
The FuturesPast, Present And The Futures (1978)Philadelphia International Records
Rare groove classic 'Ain't No Time For Nothing'. Original USA vinyl
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SantanaBorboletta (1974)Columbia
It's a classic! This is not like other Santana records! Airto Moreira and Flora Purim guesting on this should give a clue. This is heavyweight jazz and...
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Cat StevensIzitso (1977)A&M
Disco not disco classic from Cat Stevens! The proto-electro quirky dance track "Was Dog A Doughnut" was well ahead of its time and still sounds fresh today...
Gil EvansThe Individualism Of Gil Evans (1964)Verve Records
Original USA vinyl in fantastic condition, heavyweight gatefold vinyl - wicked.
Lalo SchifrinThe Dissection And Reconstruction Of Music From The Past As Performed By The Inmates Of Lalo SchifriVerve
Deep and twisted selection from arranger Schiffrin. RARE album - original USA gatefold vinyl
Willie Bobo & His OrchestraLet's Go Bobo (1964)Roulette
Excellent very tough boogaloo LP. Original Roulette vinyl in great condition, sleeve some wear top spine
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Eric Kloss / Richie ColeBattle Of The Saxes, Vol.1 (1977)Muse Records
Little known tough fusion LP - check the audio on Ebony Godfather
WarThe World Is A Ghetto (1972)United Artists
Features the Loft classic "City Country City"! + "World Is A Ghetto" + more!
King CurtisLive At Fillmore West (1971)Atco
Seminal album live at Fillmore includes the legendary 'Memphis Soul Stew' classic live version. ORIGINAL USA HEAVY GATEFOLD VINYL album,...
Jackie WilsonDo Your Thing (1970)MCA Records International
Original USA pressing in original shrinkwrap Includes Jackie Wilson's awesome version of Light My Fire - using the same Young Holt backing track as...
Lord KitchenerWe Walk 100 Miles With 'Kitch' (1973)Trinidad Records
Man like Kitch 73 original Caribbean pressing
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Double ExposureFourplay (1978)Salsoul Records
Killer Philly sounds on Salsoul produced by Norman Harris. Original USA vinyl
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Ken LazarusReggae Greatest Hits (1970)Ace Of Clubs
Original vinyl in excellent condition. Some of u might recognise the guy on the front!
Stan GetzFocus (1961)Verve
Stan Getz with vocal and strings composed and arranged by Eddie Sauter Vinyl is original USA gatefold album first pressing MONO

BRAND NEW 5 x Studio One EXCLUSIVE collectors' 45s

The TrapsHigher / Higher Version
RARE CUTS! Very Limited edition bespoke Studio One Collector's 45ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM SOUL JAZZ RECORDS &...
The Magnificent Seven / Dobby DobsonJack Johnson / Seems To Me I'm Losing youSoul Jazz Records
RARE CUTS! Very Limited edition bespoke Studio One Collector's 45 ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM SOUL JAZZ RECORDS...
Joseph Hill / Tommy McCook and The SkatalitesBehold The Land / Full DreadSoul Jazz Records
RARE CUTS! Very Limited edition bespoke Studio One Collector's 45 ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM SOUL JAZZ RECORDS...
Roland Alphonso / Tommy McCook and The New EstablishmentDrums Of Fue Man Tru / Blues For ISoul Jazz Records
RARE CUTS! Very Limited edition bespoke Studio One Collector's 45ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM SOUL JAZZ RECORDS &...
Larry Marshall / The SkatalitesI've Got To Make It / Coconut RockSoul Jazz Records
RARE CUTS! Very Limited edition bespoke Studio One Collector's 45ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM SOUL JAZZ RECORDS &...

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VoilaaaOn Te L’Avait Dit / Spies Are Watching Me (inc. Africaine 808 & Dimitri From Paris remixes)Favorite Recordings
Following on his album 'On te l’avait dit', Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart, aka Voilaaa is exploring the wide spectrum of the African and Tropical Disco...
  • 1. On te l’avait dit (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco Blend)
  • 2. Spies Are Watching Me (Africaine 808 Remix)
  • 3. On te l’avait dit (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco Dub)
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Sun RaOn JupiterKS Art Yard Series
Back in stock! A mixture of live recording and studio post-production, 'On Jupiter' sounds unique to any other album Sun Ra made. The arkestra reflects...
BadBadNotGoodIVInnovative Leisure Records
BADBADBADNOTGOOD is the talented young quartet of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, Alex Sowinski on drums & Leland Whitty on saxophone. BBNG...
Arthur VerocaiArthur VerocaiMr Bongo
Melancholy, psych folk-Brazilian classic!!! Lush beautiful arrangements, sample-laden gem!  In 1972 a repressive Brazilian military dictatorship...
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Firecracker EP 3VariousFirecracker Recordings
The Firecracker guys have been carving out a reputation for producing some of the sickest Detroit style house out there. Think Theo Parrish on opiates,...
Firecracker EP 2VariousFirecracker Recordings
Succumbing to massive demand, Firecracker records have repressed their legendary second EP, a part of the highly sought after 10" trilogy.  If...
Angelo BadalamentiTwin Peaks: OSTDeath Waltz Recording Company
Reissue of the original score by Angelo Badalamenti, known as the man behind the musical style often referred to as "Lynchian". The music from...
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Motor City Drum EnsembleDj Kicks K7
BACK IN STOCK! Motor City Drum Ensemble heads up !K7 latest Dj Kicks mix set with a cracking varied selection spanning deep cosmic jazz, dub, hypnotic...
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Detroit house legend enters the 'DJ Kicks' hall of fame with a killer mix that spans the spheres of new wave, house, beats and technosoul. The 30-track...
Anderson PaakMalibu STEEL WOOL
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Manuel GottschingE2-E4 (2016 - 35th Anniversary Edition)MG.ART
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RomareLove Songs: Part TwoNinja Tune
Archie Fairhurst AKA Romare gets amorous with his second album ‘Love Songs: Part Two’, These ten tracks develop and expand upon the casual brilliance...
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Henry Wu / Jeen Bassa EP 22a
Essential repress - shipping from Monday 26th September! London's 22a follow up their sell-out Tenderlonious / Al Dobson Jr split EP with nine more...
Legends Of BeninAfro-Funk Cavacha Agbadja Afro-Beat 1969-1981Analog Africa
Analog Africa continue their excellent series of forgotten gems from 70's Africa with a collection of super rare and highly danceable masterpieces recorded...
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MariahUtakata No Hibi (Reissue)Palto Flats
Back in stock!  Reissue of this HIGHLY sought after Japanese minimal wave / pop album from '83, featuring the cosmic essential, 'Shinzo No Tobira'!  Last...
Jonny NashExit StrategiesMelody As Truth
Back in stock! Jonny Nash returns to Melody As truth following his " Phantom Actors" EP. "Exit Strategies" puts Nash's layered guitar textures at...
Glenn AstroHologram (inc. Henry Wu remix)WotNot Music
Back in stock! Thoroughly sideways house and skewed electronic funk from the awesome Glenn Astro! Features and 2-steppin' remix from the one and only...
LaraajiOm Namah ShivayaLeaving Records
Matthewdavid's Leaving Records reissue Laraaji's self-released '84 recording 'Om Namah Shivaya' that surfaced for a moment only on cassette. Pressed...
Greg Belson's Divine Disco: American Gospel Disco (1974-1984)VariousCultures Of Soul
Killer up-beat gospel comp from Greg Belson and Cultures of Soul. Divine Disco delivers a snapshot in time encapsulating the raw power of spiritual...
Sterling StylesBye Bye / Nobody (Dub)22a
22a welcomes a double-header of hard-swung, 2 step bubblers from their newest member of the crew - Sterling Styles! Darkside keys and drums so...
TenderloniousAll Your Way / Bob's Riddim22a
Fresh from an in-demand EP release on Osunlade's 'Yoruba' label, Tenderlonious is back on his own 22a label, focusing once again on the outer...
The Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandPimp / Police In HelicopterBig Crown Records
Killer, funky steel drum versions of 50 Cent's 'P.I.M.P.' backed with John Holt's roots reggae classic 'Police In Helicopter'!
Stretch and BobbitoRadio That Changed Lives (DVD)Saboteur Media
During the 1990s, Stretch and Bobbito introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Big Pun, as well as an unknown Jay Z, Eminem, and the...
Yoruba SingersBlack PepperLeft Ear Records
Killer afro-boogie version of Yoruba Singers own 'Black Pepper tune from 1984 that was originally released a year later. Super rare...
MF DOOMUnexpected GuestsMetal Face Records
DOOM's output also includes a number of guest appearances, non-album singles, promo tracks, and other rarities that never made it onto an official release....
J DillaJay Love JapanVintage Vibez Music Group
First ever official vinyl outing of 'Jay Love Japan', originally released as part of a limited CD run in 2007 - finding itself to fall foul of many...
The Real Sound Of Chicago: Underground Disco From The Windy City Compiled by Mr Peabody RecordsVariousBBE
Fantastic album of super rare and obscure disco tunes from Chicago aka The Windy City! Mr Peabody Record shop owners Mark Grusane & Mike Cole have compiled...
Dust & Grooves Adventures In Record Collecting (2nd Edition) Dust & Grooves
BACK IN PRINT!**This item has FREE UK shipping**   **The second revised edition of the book profiles over 130 vinyl collectors,...
Wganda KenyaAfro Columbia EPAutonomous Africa
Reissue of the killer Wganda Kenya - 'Afro Columbia EP'. Highly sought after 12" includes three peak time afro-beat monsters, heavily inspired...
Dada Cantona / ContoursCanal / The Dada LoopFly High Society
Ruff sounding, hard latin vibes backed with some deliriously deep, jazzy house tropes from forward-thinkers, Fly High Society. 22a, Dennis Ayler,...
SALT001VariousSalt Mines
Salt Mines brings you a selection of cuts from it's birthplace of Melbourne and beyond. Sunny Italian beaches meet deep Australian forests to deliver this...
PsychemagikPresents: Magik CyrklesLeng
KILLER compilation of obscure and long-lost psychedelic funk, cosmic disco, Balearica, Middle Eastern beats and beyond! As well as prolific producers,...
  • 1. Intrinsic Trance – Hey Policeman!
  • 2. Sirarcusa – Streap-Tease In The Stars (The Way I Do)
  • 3. The Bear Brothers – Love Is (Psychemagik Edit)
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Fantastic ManRhythm AlgorithmSuperconcious
Melbourne’s Superconscious Records has become a source for straight-up, surefire club records. International nomad and the imprint’s co-founder...
Universal Love / Mad Dog Fire Department Moon Ride / Cosmic Funk TK Disco
Two pieces of solid disco funk from the cult Miami rooted label TK Disco.  "Moon Ride" from obscure group Universal Love, an epic, storming slice...
Tim Maia1970Oficial Arquivos
Tim Maia highly revered, studio debut combined the classic sound of Brazilian label, MPB with the rousing brass of Memphis soul music. Highlights...
Black DiscoNight ExpressMatsuli Music
Back in stock!Black Disco’s Night Express arrived to instant acclaim in South African townships in 1976. Part Philly-soul, part Cape Jazz and...
Batsumi BatsumiMatsuli
Back in stock! 2016 repress of this landmark afro-jazz album from South Africa! Matsuli follow up their brilliant Dick Khoza reissue...
Mark BarrottSketches From An IslandInternational Feel Recordings
Back in stock! This classic album debut from label boss, Mark Barrott exudes an exotic, humid, atmospheric that's richly immersive. A full...
Rhythms Of The Pacific: Volume 1VariousPacific Rhythm
Killer, deep lo-fi house EP with gems from the likes of Lnrdcroy, Hashman Deejay, Cloudface and Memory Man providing the psychedelic trip! Limited...
  • 1. Lnrdcroy – Sunrise Market (Extended Version)
  • 2. Lnrdcroy – Time Zone (Mix Two)
  • 3. Memory Man – Memory Man (Hashman Deejay Libra Dub)
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Rhythms Of The Pacific: Volume 2VariousPacific Rhythm
Pacific Rhythm do it again with a KILLER four track deep, deep house trip with Neo Image, Flørist and D. Tiffany providing rhythmic psychedelia....
RadiusInfinite Roots Vol. 1ETC Records
Smudged-out beats from Chicago's Radius who break-ups fragments of grainy disco-loops over heavy, instrumental hip-hop breaks. Killer.
SenayHonki PlonkiARSIVPLAK
Weird and wonderful Turkish disco bullet, originally released in 1980! Gorgeous epic strings, groovy percussion and funky guitar twangs heavily...
KiNKValentine's GrooveRoyal Oak
MONSTER house production from the prodigious Bulgarian, KiNK! Check the shuffling sample-house groove of 'Valentine's Groove' backed with...
Disco Boogie Classics Volume 4VariousDisco Boogie Classics
Killer re-edits og bona-fide disco classics from the likes of Johnnie Taylor, Candi Staton and the mighty Aleem!
  • 1. JT – Killing Me (Ooh Wee) (Acidic Edit)
  • 2. CS – Wake Up (Memory Lingers Edit)
  • 3. TFA – Hooked Up (Fantastic Feeling Edit)
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Steve ReichFour Organs / Phase PatternsSuperior Viaduct
Originally released in 1971, Superior Viaduct reissue this avant-garde, classical masterpiece from Steve Reich, 'Four Organs / Phase Patterns'.
Black Milk & Nat TurnerThe Rebellion SessionsComputer Ugly
Detroit hip hop ace, Black Milk, returns with his band, Nat Turner, to record and release this highly focused, instrumental jazz album. 
Brand NubianOne For All (Reissue)Elektra / Traffic Entertainment Group
All time classic hip hop album from 1990 on Elektra Records. Features all the party classic's 'All For One', 'Slow Down' and many more!
Evans PyramidNever Gonna Leave You / Dip DropCultures Of Soul
The mysterious Evans Pyramid has become a big favourite from collectors and DJs alike all over the world including Floating Points, Gilles Peterson,...
World's Experience OrchestraThe Beginning Of A New Birth & As Time Flows OnNow Again
Now Again reissue the 1975 and 1980 albums by 'World’s Experience Orchestra' as one specially packaged 2/LP set. The essence of Underground,...
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SamphaToo Much / HappensYoung Turks
Reissue of this sweet, minimal pop tune from Sampha. Limited copies available. 
Henry Wu / Jeen Bassa EP 22a
Essential repress - shipping from Monday 26th September! London's 22a follow up their sell-out Tenderlonious / Al Dobson Jr split EP with nine more...
Din A TestbildProgramm 1 (Reissue)Mannequin
Reissued on Berlin-based Mannequin records, the debut from Din A Testbild, originally released in 1980 - considered something of an...
Din A TestbildProgramm 2 (Reissue)Mannequin
Reissued on Berlin-based Mannequin records, the second full-length from Din A Testbild originally appeared on Klaus Schulze's legendary...
FalloutThe Morning AfterFourth Floor Records
Fallout ‘The Morning After’, was originally released in 1987 on the legendary Fourth Floor Records. Originally recorded as a 17 minute opus, the track...
Delia Derbyshire & Elsa StansfieldCircle of Light (Original Electronic Soundtrack Recording)Trunk Records
A highly important and unreleased soundtrack created in 1972 by musician Delia Derbyshire and artist Elsa Stansfield. A mix of concrete ideas, sound...
Nasty BoySouthern SideANMA Records
Killer, deep house vibes from Nasty Boy on an old school Larry Heard tip! Backed with a strong remix from FXHE affiliate, Big Strick!
Sterling StylesBye Bye / Nobody (Dub)22a
22a welcomes a double-header of hard-swung, 2 step bubblers from their newest member of the crew - Sterling Styles! Darkside keys and drums so...
Konono Nº1Konono N°1 Meets BatidaCrammed Discs
Congolese musicians, Konono No. 1, release this collaborative album with Lisbon-via-Angola producer and radio DJ Batida. The album was recorded...
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Man PowerThnk UStamp
Peaktime, amped-up edits of Alicia Myers' 'I Want To Thank You' and Barry White's 'I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Baby' from Man Power!...
Mingmad Jimsu / Project SandroSentrall 006 (Repress)SENTRALL Records
Reissue of this MASSIVELY sought after mid-tempo, cosmic chugger that was released on West Coast house / disco label, SENTRALL back in 2005. It's...
Space Echo: The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed!VariousAnalog Africa
Analog Africa presents a compilation of dancefloor grooves from Cabo Verde, revealing the mystery behind the island's cosmic synth sound. Located 350 miles...
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Four Tet Kool FM / Kool FM (Bliss Mix)Text
Warehouse find! Limited stock available! Preparing for his forthcoming "Beautiful Rewind" album, Kieran Hebden drops this heavy limited 12". Paying...
Kaytranada99.9%XL Recordings
Kaytranada presents his highly anticipated debut album ‘99.9%’ via XL Recordings. The album finds the Haitian born, Montreal raised producer delivering...
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Selectors 001 - Motor City Drum EnsembleVariousDekmantel
Motor City Drum Ensemble selects some of his favourite spins ranging from the old school Chicago house of 'Essence Of A Dream' by Risque III through to...
Carl Davis & The Chi-Sound OrchestraWindy City Theme/Show Me The Way To LoveCHI-SOUND RECORDS
The true definition of rare-groove - "Windy City Theme"  A staple of London's underground rare-groove scene, finding favour with DJ's like...
Eramus HallYour Love Is My DesireExpansion
Erasmus Hall's 1980 album 'Your Love Is My Desire' is one of the most collectable and in fact desired modern soul albums of all time. Copies of the original...
Kaytranada99.9%XL Recordings
Kaytranada presents his highly anticipated debut album ‘99.9%’ via XL Recordings. The album finds the Haitian born, Montreal raised producer delivering...
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Disco LoveVolume TwoBBE
This is the second in the super obscure Disco Love series on BBE!!! All superb records presented to you by the legendary Al Kent from the unlikeliest...
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Lemuria / TereaHunk Of Heaven / Pretty Bird Jazzman
Killer soul / disco reissue from the mighty Jazzman. On side is from the 16-strong Hawaiian group Lemuria and the other a soulful blue-eyed boogie...
FHLOSTON PARADIGMCosmosis Vol 2 EPHyperdub
Part Two of Fhloston Paradigm (aka King Britt)'s beautiful Cosmosis EP series starts with the haunting broken techno of 'Nimoy' ; bass line and subtle...
Nico MotteLife Goes On If You Are LuckyAntinote
Antinote’s Nico Motte follows up last years beautiful debut presents a full-length album paying homage to his love of obscure German electronic records,...
Napoleon CherryWalk AloneMusic From Memory
The subject of Music From Memory’s latest compilation release is the elusive and mysterious Philadelphian musician Napoleon Cherry (aka Cool Waters). In...
Vibe 3EP 1Future Times
Future Times is back in the mix, expanding the sound and vision of the label with the latest in their compilation series, 'Vibe 3'. This first part features...
Ogoya Nengo And The Dodo Women's GroupOn MandeTAL
TAL is a new label run by Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot) & Sven Kacirek. "On Mande" presents even richer instrumenation than its predecessor (released...
James MasonRecollection EchoShout! Productions
Japan Issue CD of previously unreleased recordings! 7 tracks have been remastered from James Mason's personal master tapes and have attempted to preserve...
Versus (feat. Al Dobson Jr. & FYI Chris)VariousOn The Corner
New compilation from On The Corner Records. The A side - 'South of the River' is a collection of diverse versions of tracks from Collocutor’s acclaimed...
  • 1. Collocutor – Gozo (The Expansions Remix)
  • 2. Collocutor – Loop Thriller (FYI Chris Re-Fix)
  • 3. Collocutor – Agama (Al Dobson Jr Indica Remix)
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DJ RichardNailed To The Floor (Repress)White Material
In demand banger from the White Material camp from label boss, DJ Richard! 2016 repress in plain white innersleeve and plain black card sleeve.
AliasCivil DefenseLes Disques De La Mort
Civil Defense" was—and still is—a tone poem. It was written in 1984 and first performed in various beatnik-esque coffee houses (with a simple...
J DillaThe Diary
The Estate of James Yancey has revived PayJay as a functioning imprint, and announced the release of J Dilla's long lost vocal album, 'The Diary'. The...
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Wake Up You! The Rise And Fall of Nigerian Rock 1972-1977 Vol. 2VariousNow Again
This second volume of Wake Up You! tells more about the story of the rock scene in Nigeria at the time of civil war at the end of the 60s, including...
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Gilles PetersonMagic Peterson SunshineMPS
Gilles Peterson focuses his attention in on highly revered German jazz label, MPS. Established in the late 60s, MPS encompassed a large, totally distinct...
BurialUntrueHyperdub
Now pressed on 180g vinyl, updated to add the beatless atmospheric tracks that have always been integral parts of the complete CD versions, and also including...
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Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983By Tim Lawrence
Here we go .. massive NYC dancefloor 500+ page book by the excellent Tim Lawrence - who wrote Love Saves The Day and also has written for Soul Jazz...
Highlife GiantsWest African Dance Band PioneersCassava Republic Press
As West Africa's oldest form of popular music, Highlife was the soundtrack of the independence era and its influence still resonates widely today. Highlife...
I Want To Take You HigherThe Life And Times Of Sly & The Family StoneBackbeat Books
The book traces the roots in North Texas of the boy born Sylvester Stewart, and follows him and his siblings from the family's move to Vallejo, California...
The Dark TreeJazz And the Community Arts In Los AngelesUniversity Of California Press
While he was still in his twenties, Horace Tapscott gave up a successful career in Lionel Hampton's band and returned to his home in Los Angeles to found...
French ConnectionsFrom Discotheque To DiscoverySanctuary Publishing
By 1978 disco culture was so central to the French entertainment media that the country's leading television personality was a transvestite ex-disco...
Sun Ra + Aye AtonSpace, Interiors and Exteriors, 1972Corbett vs. Dempsey
WHAT A BARGAIN!  Sun Ra Interiors! Sun Ra was a controversial and prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano player, poet and philosopher known...
Gentleman Of LeisureA Year In The Life Of A PimppowerHouse Books
Like a blaxploitation film in real life - unbelieveable book + pix of 70s funky pimp!The first book of its kind, Gentleman of Leisure, originally...
Shades Of BlackAssembling Black Arts In 1980s BritainDuke University Press
In the 1980s - at the height of Thatcherism and in the wake of civil unrest and rioting in a number of British cities - the Black Arts Movement burst...
Dust & Grooves Adventures In Record Collecting (2nd Edition) Dust & Grooves
BACK IN PRINT!**This item has FREE UK shipping**   **The second revised edition of the book profiles over 130 vinyl collectors,...
Never Grow OldStudio One Discography & Rhythm Directory
This is the definitive new edition of Rob Chapman's 100% essential discography of Studio One. Rob Chapman has written sleevenotes for a number...
Enjoy The ExperienceHomemade Records 1958-1992Sinecure
BACK IN STOCK!!!! HURRY!Enjoy the Experience is the largest collection of American private press vinyl ever amassed and presented, featuring...
Rhythm And Blues in New OrleansRevised and Updated Edition
Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans is a comprehensive history documenting the rise and development of a unique musical form. Originally published in Great...
You Better Work! Underground Dance Music In New YorkKai FikentscherNew England
Oh yes! A little gem of a book - For anyone interested in Larry Levan, Francois K, Danny Tenaglia, Claussel, Krivit, Louie Vega, Frankie Knucles, Vinyl...
Shock and AweGlam Rock and its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-First CenturyFaber & Faber
As the sixties dream faded, a new flamboyant movement electrified the world: GLAM! In Shock and Awe, Simon Reynolds explores this most decadent of genres...
BasquiatThe Unknown NotebooksRizzoli International Publications
Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, this first-ever survey of the rarely seen notebooks of Basquiat features the artist's handwritten notes, poems,...

Recommended and Rare Original Books

Microphone FiendsYouth Music and Youth Culture Routledge
Secondhand original paperback book. This book includes a rare interview with voguer Willi Ninja! Microphone Fiends, a collection of original essays...
Musical Gumbo: The Music Of New Orleansby Grace Lichtenstein & Laura DanknerW. W. Norton
Rare book about New Orleans music. Loads of stuff about 50s and 60s r'n'b. KILLER! USA hardback -  original  copy w/dustjacket.
The Sound of Philadelphia Tony Cummings (1975)Eyre Muthuen Ltd.
Killer book on the sound of Philadelphia in the 1970s. Original rare second-hand book in good condition tiny tear, creases and stickers)!
Jah Music The Evolution of the Popular Jamaican Song (1983) by Sebastian ClarkeHeineman
Killer out-of-print rare book about reggae. Well written, nice pics, good condition (creases on sleeve, ex-library). WICKED! (currently £80 on Amazon!)
The Rap AttackAfrican Jive To New York Hip Hop by David ToopPluto Press
First edition paperback original book - rare and essential!

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Too ShortBlow The WhistleGet On Down
Too Short’s 2006 certified club staple “Blow The Whistle” gets the 7” treatment for the first time! Big tune - Don't sleep! 
Ghostface KillahBulletproof WalletsGet On Down
Reissue of the classic 2001 album from Ghostface Killah - Bulletproof Wallets. Here he reunites with his partner in rhyme Raekwon. Filled...
Calabar-Itu Road: Groovy Sounds From South Eastern Nigeria (1972-1982)VariousComb & Razor Sound
Comb & Razor Sound presents15 heavy tracks recorded in the decade between 1972 and 1982, spotlighting rare music from “Calabar” superstars such as...
  • 1. Isadico Dance Band Of Nigeria – Mbre Isong (Intro)
  • 2. The Cross River Nationale – Cross River Nationale
  • 3. The Visitors – The Visitors
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Isaac HayesDo Your ThingNow-Again Records
For the first time ever, we’re issuing the full 33-minute, psychedelic funk jam session by Isaac Hayes and his Memphis rhythm kingpins the Bar-Kays,...
L'entourloop ft. Skarra MucciDreader Than DreadL'Entourloop
Jump up Hip Hop reggae tune on a relick of "Drum Song" rhythm. Four mixes altogether on this limited picture sleeve 10"
Fabric91: Nina KravizVariousFabric
Nina Kravitz selects for Fabric's reknowned mix series. A killer blend of classic techno from the likes of Claude Young, AFX, Woody McBride and new...
Adam Prescott ft. Macka B.FearZamZam Sounds
New electronic dub from USA label Zam Zam Sounds featuring U.K. Artists Adam Prescott & Singer Macka B.
John CaleFragments Of A Rainy SeasonDomino
Domino Records reissue John Cale’s classic live album ‘Fragments Of A Rainy Season’, featuring his revered interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’...
O'FlynnGlow Worm / Aloha Ice JamO'Flynn
Following up on a brace of winners on Blip Discs, O'Flynn drops this double-header on his own label. Two tracks of deep, dubbed-out house weirdness...
Louie Vega Starring Anane VegaHeaven Knows (inc. Josh Milan & Louie Vega remixes)Vega Records
Rousing house music from one half of Masters At Work, Louie Vega. Features a remix from Blaze's Josh Milan. Classy stuff!
VariousJames Brown's Funky PeoplePeople Records
Much needed reissue from the good people at Get On Down of James Brown's - Funky People Part 1. Long out of print on vinyl, Funky People...
VariousJames Brown's Funky People (Part 3)Republic Records
Get On Down continues its very welcome obsession with James Brown's stable of late '60s and early '70s talent - much of it culled from his People Records...
Tayo & Earl 16Making Our MusicZamZam Sounds
U.K. DJ Tayo meets Earl 16 on USA label Zam Zam Sounds on the "Cry Tuff" riddim.
Mark IIIMarvin WhoremongerNow-Again Reserve
15-17 year old Las Vegas high school kids meet a transient vocalist to create X-rated, basement funk. One of the most sought after funk LPs gets shining...
TermanologyMore PoliticsBrick Records
Termanology drops his second album on Brick Records. The project is made up of 14 tracks and includes the singles “Top Shotta” featuring...
The BeatnutsOff The BooksRelativity
The Beatnuts “Off the Books” became one of the biggest records of ’97 with the Nuts just sticking to their formula, dusty ass beats and funny punchlines....
PlaygroupPreviously UnreleasedYes Wave
Trevor Jackson's releases 'Previously Unreleased' on a limited 2xCD format, collectiong all the sold out vinyl titles that appeared throughout 2016....
Lady WrayQueen Alone InstrumentalsBig Crown Records
Lady Wray’s newest full-length, Queen Alone is a showcase of Nicole Wray’s inarguable vocal talent. Behind that talent is a musical force deserving...
Dro CareyQueensberry Rules (inc. Mall Grab remix)Soothsayer
Killer new house wares from Dro Carey (The Trilogy Tapes) backed with a disco-fied remix from Mall Grab! 
UGKSuper Tight...Get On Down
Killer clear vinyl reissue of "Super Tight"…The second album from Hip Hop legends UGK, originally released in 1994. At the time of its release...
Invisibl Skratch PiklzThe 13th FloorInvisbl Skratch Piklz
Universally acknowledged as some of the most skilled scratch DJs in the world, turntable legends the Invisibl Skratch Piklz are releasing their first ever...
Kenix Music feat. Bobby YoungbloodThere's Never Been Someone Like YouWest End
Another rare nugget culled from West Ends incredibly influential back catalog. "There's Never Been Someone Like You" is a smoothed out soulful disco jam...
Leonard CohenYou Want It DarkerColumbia
Final album from the late, great Leonard Cohen.
Paul Nice5 Fingers Of Death Battle Breaks Vol. 1All Access Records
Long out of stock and finally back in print, the legendary Five Fingers of Death Vol. 1, the record that started the series! If you don't know about these...
Adelbert Von DeyenAtmosphereBureau B
Album number three from electronic musician Adelbert von Deyen marks the end of his ambient phase. Whilst "Atmosphere" (1980) largely swathes listeners...
Ras GBaker's DozenFat Beats
Fourth installment of Baker’s Dozen, an exclusive vinyl series that shines a light on the best minds of instrumental hip-hop, ambient, and electronic...
KutmahBLK/SMRHit+Run
Originally from Brighton, Kutmah made his name while living in the US, releasing some acclaimed mix tapes and building up connections with the Brainfeeder...
Mark De Clive-LoweBlue Note Remixed Vol. 1Mashibeats
Armed with a crateful of classics from Blue Note Records’ genre-defining years, Mark de Clive-Lowe has created a live-remix mixtape weaving from jazz...
MndsgnBody WashStones Throw Records
Mndsgn (born Ringgo Ancheta) grew up in south New Jersey, raised with Gospel music at church, and B-Boy culture at home. Here he drops his second...
Blu & Union AnalogtronicsCheetah In The CityFat Beats
Hot off collaborations with Nottz (Titans in the Flesh EP) and Madlib (Bad Neighbor LP), SoCal ambassador Blu has teamed up with the Paris-based production...
Mike ParkerDisintegrating Sand EPTresor
Expert techno production from US academic, Mike Parker. Rrose and Terrence Dixon fans check. Released to coincide with Tresor's 25th anniversary! 
K-DefGangster InstrumentalsRedefinition Records
Limited edition release from veteran hip-hop producer K-Def (Real Live, Lords of The Underground, Blu, Ghostface Killah, LL Cool J, etc). Instrumental...
Ikebe ShakedownHard Steppin'Colemine Records
kebe Shakedown’s debut release is as heavy as an angry herd of elephants! Recorded at Dunham Studios in Brooklyn with the help of members of The Budos...
JonwayneHere You GoStreet Corner Music
Jonwayne made his introduction to the world as a producer. He has since gone on to release several highly lauded projects, and eventually stepped behind...
The PretendersJust Be Yourself / It’s Everything About YouFamily Groove Records
Two Modern Soul Masterpieces faithfully restored from the Master Tapes. Family Groove pairs these solid dancers by The Pretenders back to back on 7”...
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