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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)

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Ten Essential Soul Jazz Records releases

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

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

New Vinyl - Just In 1000s of Jazz, Funk & Soul Classic Albums

Ann SextonThe Beginning (1977)Sound Stage 7
Wicked, wicked, wicked funky female Memphis southern soul.
John ColtraneA Love Supreme (1964)Impulse!
100% essential deep jazz classic! Searching, yearning, BEAUTIFUL spiritual jazz of the highest order! This is considered by many to be his best album and...
James MasonRhythm of Life (1977)Chiaroscuro
Absolutely essential jazz funk album! A rare groove classic and the only album James Mason recorded. Every track's a winner but look out for "Sweet...
Bernard WrightNard (1981)Arista
Rare groove classic! Bernard Wright was part of the Tom Browne/Don Blackman crew that emerged from a musical academy in Queens NY in the late seventies...
Marvin GayeWhat's Going OnMotown
Essential, classsic, soul masterpiece!.
Roy Ayers UbiquityEverybody Loves The SunshinePolydor
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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Marvin GayeTrouble ManMotown
Classic blaxploitation soundtrack! Amazing laidback soul and jazz grooves! Every track is a killer, check especially "T Plays It Cool" and "Trouble Man"!!!
Doug Hammond David Durrah Otis Harris And Charles MetcaReflections In The Sea Of NurnenTribe
C-L-A-S-S-I-C deep jazz masterpiece on the cult indy label Tribe out of Detroit! This is essential leftfield jazz with vocals and a soul music influence...
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Larry Young's FuelLarry Young's FuelArista
Totally essential super-funky heavyweight funky fusion from Larry Young! It's incredible to think that Larry Young developed from his years at Blue...
Curtis MayfieldSuper FlyCurtom
CLASSIC blaxpoitation soundtrack full of excellent and much sampled funky tracks! Orig. = UK pressing in great condition non-gatefold
Doug CarnInfant EyesBlack Jazz
MONSTER deep jazz with vocals from Jean Carn. Recommended.
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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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Pharoah SandersJourney To The One (1980)Theresa
Includes the deep jazz dance Dingwalls classic "You've Got To Have Freedom", a Gilles Peterson favourite and one of the biggest tunes of the day - highly...
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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...
Sun RaThe Night Of The Purple MoonSaturn
Super rare early 70s set Sun Ra with John Gilmore on percussion as well as tenor sax. Includes "Love In Outer Space". Super deep and funky! As featured...
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Baby HueyThe Baby Huey Story - The Living LegendCurtom
His only solo album, recorded just before his untimely death: great psychedelic soul featuring a cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Hard Times" and Sam Cooke's...
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. 
Curtis MayfieldCurtisWarners
C-l-a-s-s-i-c album including 'Move On Up'!
The HeadhuntersSurvival Of The Fittest (1975)Arista
Super funky Herbie Hancock spin-off project featuring the musicians from his classic 'Headhunters' album. Includes the ultimate funk track "God Made Me...
James BrownIt's A Mother (1969)King
Must-have JB album featuring the monster funk classic "Mother Popcorn"and many more !
Sun RaCosmos (1977)Inner City
Recorded in Paris in 1976, this album has an eerie, outer space vibe. Featuring John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on alto and flute, Danny Thompson...
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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Sun RaAngels And Demons At Play (1967)Saturn Research
Seminal deep jazz with 'Tiny Pyramids'. Recorded in Chicago late 50s - a true high point! All-star line-up, essential recording:
The Ramsey Lewis TrioAnother Voyage (1969)Cadet
Amazing, super-funky album supervised by Charles Stepney with the classic trio line-up of bassist Cleveland Eaton and EWF's Maurice White on drums! Includes...
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Stevie WonderInnervisions (1973)Tamla
Perhaps the best album from Stevie Wonder! Classic Margouleff and Cecil production. Every track's a winner! Superb mid-70s space age psychedelic...
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Jazz, Funk, Soul, Rock New Arrival Original Vinyl

Roy Ayers UbiquityMystic Voyage (1975)Polydor
Includes "Brother Green", "Evolution" and the killer "Life Is Just A Moment"
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Grant GreenShades Of Green (1972)Blue Note
Killer funk jazz - Grant Green in the zone at his height. produced by Wade Marcus. This is the BOMB.First pressing blue/white Liberty labels, Van...
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
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The Cannonball Adderley QuintetPlus (1961)Riverside
Original = Original Riverside STERO   Classic soul jazz released on Riverside Records in 1961 Cannonball Adderley - alto saxophone Nat...
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet & OrchestraThe Cannonball Adderley Quintet & Orchestra (1970)Capitol
Heavy, heavy, heavy - produced by David Axelrod. USA original (w/small cutout drill hole)
The BeatlesBeatles '65 (1964)Capitol Records
Original first Mono pressing  USA vinyl. Cat no T 2228 (top spine 2inch part split, vinyl great!)
Jack BruceSongs For A Tailor (1969)Atco Records
Tough, tough album. USA original vinyl(bottom spine split/tape)
Angela BofillAngel Of The Night (1979)Arista
Includes wicked vocal fusion version of 'People Make the World Go Round'
AirtoFree (1972)CTI
Tough Brazilian meets Jazz fusion from Airto Moreira, produced by Creed Taylor in 1972 for CTI! Line-up includes Flora Purim, Ron Carter, Chick Corea,...
Willie BoboSpanish Grease (1965)Verve Records
Excellent latin boogaloo jazz sounds from Harlem's finest Willie Bobo. ORIGINAL USA VINYL (tape on spine)
Gato BarbieriCaliente! (1976)A&M
Featuring the jazz dance/Gilles Peterson anthem  "Fiesta"!
AztecaAzteca (1972)Columbia
Killer latin funk jazz fusion 
Roy AyersNo Stranger To Love (1979)Polydor
Includes "Don't Stop The Feeling" and a great version of Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do For Love"
Donald ByrdCaricatures (1976)Blue Note
Donald Byrd in the zone - 1976, Mizell Brothers production. Line-up includes Harvey Mason, Alphonse Mouzon, Patrice Rushen, Skip Scarborough, Gary Bartz,...
Jackie & RoyGrassCapitol Records
Jackie Cain and Roy Kral WICKED album by jazz vocal pair Jackie and Roy - Groovy 60s pop/psyche/groove with some nice Deidre Wilson Tabac meets Kenny...
Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.CLove Byrd (1981)Elektra
Features the rare groove anthem "Love Has Come Around"!
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Big BlackLion Walk (1968)UNI Records
INCREDIBLE percussive funk afro bomb album. Original vinyl copy - rare! GUARANTEED
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Bill Withers Just As I Am Big Break
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James BrownHandful Of Soul ( 1966)Mercury
WICKED JB instrumentals with the man at the organ. Original USA vinyl
Wilbur NilesThrust (1983)Montage
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Milt Jackson OrchestraBig Bags (1962)Riverside
Killer soul jazz. Original first pressing Riverside Records, 1962. Peachy condition!
Rusty BryantSoul Liberation (1970)Prestige
Superb original USA mauve label first pressing (and first design sleeve) Prestige. Classic soul jazz Prestige monster with Rusty Bryant on sax, Virgil...
Archie Bell & The DrellsI Can't Stop Dancing (1968)Atlantic
Wicked 60s soul with the Gamble/Huff produced 'I Just Can't Stop Dancing'. Original=USA orig Atlantic vinyl w/ original Atlantic inner. GUARANTEED
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Nikki Giovanni And The New York Community ChoirTruth Is On Its Way (1971)Right-On
with the wicked proto-rap monster: Ego Tripping. Wicked and rare female proto rap poetry with percussion. Original USA vinyl. RARE 
AirtoFingers (1973)CTI
Heavyweight album from 1973 on CTI. This is one of Airto's finest albums - heavyweight Brazilian Jazz fusion featuring the killer "Tombo In 7/4" which...
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Madeline BellI'm Gonna Make You Love Me (1968)Philips
Rare debut USA album (her second) for the great UK vocalist Madeline Bell, 1968. Loads of killer soul tunes. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL
Miles DavisIn Concert (1973)Columbia
Heavyweight USA original double gatefold vinyl, recorded live at Philharmonic Hall, New York

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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
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Pasteur LappeAfrican Funk Experimentals 1979 to 1981Africa Seven
Decade-spanning compilation of music from one of Cameroon's more idiosyncratic talents, Pasteur Lappé! 
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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...
NiagaraNiagaraPMG
Official reissue (in a handsome looking gatefold sleeve!) of this essential krautrock gem! A b-boy favourite and highly desired drum break LP. The...
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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SkannaThe Greatest Thing (Reissue)Skanna
Reissue of this essential hardcore / drum n bass gem from the early 90s - highly sought after 12" now available again for the first time. Don't miss this!
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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...
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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...
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Hercules' is a superb song that is remembered by all who hear it, not just down to the soulful vocals but also to one of the simplest, catchiest and memorable...
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...
The Brasileiro Treasure Box Of Funk & SoulRare Brazilian Funk, Soul & Psych: Compiled by Greg Caz and Deano SoundsCultures Of Soul
Greg Caz and Deano Sounds have teamed to compile this fine package of vintage Brazilian music. Included are tracks across the scope of funk, soul, and...
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...
The OsmondsI, I, I / You're Mine (Reissue)Mercury
Reissue of the rare 'promo-only' electronic disco moment, by The Osmonds! Originally produced in 1979 by Maurice Gibb, 'I, I, I,' once saw a re-edit...
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...
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Leon Lowman Liquid Diamonds Music From Memory
Rare and obscure album of unique low fi synth funk and surf ambience! From the same folks that co-compiled the awesome ‘Into The Light: A Journey...
Vibration Black FingerVibration Black Finger EPEnid Records
Lascelle Gordon launches a new community style project, collaborating with multiple musicians who express a similar skill in the spiritual jazz sphere....
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...
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ThesdaSpaced OutLeft Ear Records
Left Ear Records officially reissue this privately pressed jazz-funk holy grail - originally surfacing for a brief moment in 1979 as a run of only...
Galcher LustwerkTape 22 (Repress)White Material
Reissue of the sought after third release on Young Male and DJ Richard's quality assured White Material label! Stepping up again are the deeper techno...
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...
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...
Loose JointsPop Your Funk: The Complete Singles CollectionWest End Records
Loose Joints' Pop Your Funk: The Complete Singles Collection will be released on vinyl via West End Records for Record Store Day.The tracks Arthur Russell...
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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...
Bill ConverseMeditations/IndustryDark Entries
“Meditations/Industry” is Converse's debut vinyl release, collecting material from a cassette release on Obsolete Future. The tracks were recorded...
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...
Jeen Bassa Time Waves EP Sounds Of The Universe
In his dynamic mixes, we've heard Vangelis to Shuggie, and Delia Derbyshire to Sergio Mendes. Now, we hear more of Jeen Bassa's universal and...

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Reissue of this super rare album that's fetched more £500 on discogs. Scarcely seen so we salute Academy LPs for reissuing this lost gem.Born in...
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Even after five decades in the spotlight, Bob Dylan remains as relevant as ever. This book is published to co-incide with the 50th anniversary of Dylan...
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William S. BurroughsCurse Go BackParadigm Discs
William Burroughs was in and out of London from the mid-50s through to 1974 and for several years quite settled in a flat near Piccadilly. During this...
SpokesFlight EPCoyote Records
Weightless, instrumental grime excursions from Spokes!
DJ EarlOpen Your EyesTeklife
Footwork figurehead drops a weighty release on Teklife featuring contributions from fellow Teklife artists MoonDoctor, DJ Manny, Taso and DJ Taye,...
WWWINGSPHOENIXXXPlanet Mu
Crushing, industrial electronic music matrix from 'post-internet' troupe, WWWINGS. 
William Basinski92982 (2016 Vinyl Edition)Temporary Residence Limited
Originally recorded live in New York, September 29, 1982. William Basinski's 92982 receives a vinyl re-issue via the Temporary Residence label. Basinski...
Mr. OizoAll WetBecause Music
Rubbery electronic funk crossing over into the pop music realm with guest appearences from the the likes of Peaches, Mocky, Charlie XCX and Skrillex. 
Ben Harper and The SkatalitesBe My GuestImperial
Two Fats Domino tributes from The Skatalites & Toots with Ben Harper on Coloured vinyl 
Georgie Fame And The Blue FlamesBlack Head ChinamanR&B
Interesting...Georgie Fame covering Prince Buster and Humpty Dumpty sung in German. Limited stock..White Vinyl
Hortense EllisHell And SorrowJammy's Records
2nd later roots cut of "Hell & Sorrow" produced by Prince Jammy with "Repatriation Dub" on the b-side.
Hortense EllisJah Created The WorldJammy's Records
Late 70s roots vocal from Hortense Ellis produced by Prince Jammy with "Dreader Dub" on the flip. nice and clean pressings.
Prince AllaJah Give LoveJammy's Records
Heavyweight roots vocal cut from Prince Alla produced by Prince Jammy around 1979/80 with superb dub on the flip. Nice and clean pressings. 
Peter ToshLegalize ItMusic On Vinyl
All time 1976 classic debut solo album from Peter Tosh featuring "Burial" "Brand New Second Hand" and "Legalise It" plus extra LP of rare...
Rico RodriguezSka Wars / Take FiveIsland
Two killer roots instrumentals from the late 70s..discover the force. Limited stock...coloured vinyl.
Jeremy HymanCouchFuture Times
Old school, Nu Groove style deep house homage on the flip with a less obvious 'Future Times' twist. Backed with a killer, calypso-club cut on the flip...
GeminiImagine A NationAnotherday
Anotherday reissue Gemini's most complete, varied and wildly innovative Chicago house album to date - the classic 'Imagine - A - Nation' which appeared...
Manuel GöttschingInventions For Electric Guitar (2016 Edition)MG.ART
'Inventions for Electric Guitar' is the first solo studio album by German electronic artist Manuel Göttsching. This album, recorded...
Ash Ra TempelLe Berceau De Cristal (2016 Edition)MG.ART
Kosmiche score to Philippe Garrel's arthouse flick starring Nico and Anita Pallenburg. Music by  Ash Ra Tempel (Manuel Gottsching)....
SanoLos Muchachos (inc. Tolouse Low Trax remix)Comeme
Industrial and dark, cold wave rhythms from Chilean producer, Sano here with his second solo release for Matias Aguayo's Comeme label. Features a remix...
FormaPhysicalistKranky
'Physicalist' is the third album from New York City synthesis trio Forma. Since their acclaimed self-titled debut in 2011, Forma have been perfecting...
Ron TrentPrescription UndergroundRush Hour
Primer for a forthcoming Ron Trent compilation featuring two of our favourite tracks by him. The  slamming deepness of 'It's The Choice' (produced...
Leonardo MartelliPrevistoAntinote
Following cassette and vinyl EPs on New York Haunted, Mixed-Up and Antinote, Leonardo Martinelli returns to the latter with his first full-length offering....
Robert Glasper ExperimentArtscienceBlue Note
The prolific Robert Glasper is back with another new album for 2016. This is a slight change in direction with him and his talented band trying their hands...
Hanna / Almir RicardiDeixa Rodar / To Parado Na TuaMr Bongo
‘Deixa Rodar’ is an essential midtempo disco/boogie jam taken from Hanna’s ‘Deixa Rodar’ LP from 1979. A tip off from our good friend Mark ‘GV’...
Sory BambaDu MaliAfrica Seven
One of the most pivotal figures in the history of Malian music is Sorry Bamba. His work spans five decades and his music bridges the gap between Mali's...
Manuel GottschingE2-E4 (2016 - 35th Anniversary Edition)MG.ART
Göttsching was a member of experimental Krautrock group Ash Ra Tempel.  'E2-E4' revolutionised modern dance music at the time and continues to innovate...
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Cassiano / Dom Salvador e AbolicaoEla Mandou Esperar / Uma VidaMr Bongo
‘Ela Mandou Esperar’ is a stomping, soulful Brazilian funk taken from Cassiano’s sought after ’Imagem E Som’ LP from 1971. A big hint of Northern...
Nomine & Cocktail Party EffectFist Bump EPNomine Sound
Longstanding bass figure, Nomine drops heavy on his own imprint with three tracks of solid, quasi-jungle breaks. Cocktail Party Effect is on the flip...
Roy Davis Jr. & Peven EverettGabrielLarge Records
Absolutely timeless classic crossover garage tune from 96 that shouldn't fail to work on any dance-floor. Includes the classic "live garage" version...
Antonio Adolfo e Brazuca / Erasmo CarlosGloria Glorinha / Coqueiro VerdeMr Bongo
‘Gloria Glorinha’ – quirky, upbeat MPB-funk with soaring vocals, JB esque stabs, horns and bubbling piano. Originally released as part of a 4-track...
FlipsideHavin' A PartyAthens Of The North
Flipside were a typical local radio rock band who got drawn into the disco funk wave during the late 70's. "Havin' A Party" is a killer slice of super rare...
FruitIf You Feel It, Say YeahAthens Of The North
Two massive Unreleased 12" disco bangers from the obscure florida band Fruit, cut loud and deep like a true disco 12" should be.   
Vaudou GameKidayuHot Casa
Since Vaudou Games's first acclaimed album - 'Apiafo' and its irresistible single "Pas Contente", these Lyon natives never turned down the heat on...
Jax Transit AuthorityLife Is A MiracleAthens Of The North
This is the pinnicle of quality, rare, disco soul! This is the first time the full version has ever been available on a 45. The fact a clean original...
Albert Malawi / Brigadier JerryLooking For Signs / Conscious TimeTafari
Heavyweight 12 Tribes roots music from Albert Malawi, drummer with Augustus Pablo and countless others plus Brigadier Jerry's awesome DJ cut and two dubs....
StrangeMadnessAthens Of The North
Christopher Spraggins & The Strange Band released a total of one record. A spaced out druggy disco band that had a hint of Rick James with a deep trippy vibe...