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    Stunning 13-track compilation of 70s music from Mauritius that evolved from the original sega genre - the music of the slaves as well as their descendants, sung to protest against injustices in Mauritian society.
    Light In The Attic dig deeper into the sounds of bubble-era Japan with their superb 'Pacific Breeze 2' compilation! From the proto-City Pop funk of Bread & Butter and Eiichi Ohtaki to the crate-digger favourites Eri Ohno and Piper, the latest entry in Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series brings another set of sought-after tunes, most of which...
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    Author Tim Lawrence (Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, Hold on to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene) compiles 'Love Saves the Day: A History Of American Dance Music Culture 1970-1979', an 18 track album that focuses on this important decade of American music. Features music from the likes of Wilson Pickett, Charles Earland,...
    With the 11th edition of their exemplary 'Spiritual Jazz' series, Jazzman focus in on one of the most significant and prolific European jazz record labels, SteepleChase. From 1972, the Copenhagen-based imprint has recorded and released music from some of the greatest names in jazz, including Dexter Gordon, Andrew Hill, Jackie McLean, Horace Parlan,...
    The compilation sees classic tracks by the likes of Chip E, Quest, Braxton Holmes, Jungle Wonz and more get a serious Jamie 3:26 twist, with edits that not only capture the best of celebrated eras gone by, but point to the future too. Get ready for a unique and timeless journey into Chi-Town's famous house music scene, courtesy of one of the city's...
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    SUPERB lovers rock/disco compilation via Athens Of The North! Sought-after cover versions from the 80s of classics by the likes of Leon Ware, Mtume, Archie Bell, The Gap Band, Lowrell, Prince, Starvue, Bobby Caldwell and The Isley Brothers - all killer, no filler!
    In the summer of 2018 Beachfreaks Records founder and celebrated crate digger Charles Bals threw open the doors of Club Meduse, an imaginary open-air venue on the Cote D'Azure where the obscure but inspired soundtrack is always humid, sun-kissed, synthesizer-heavy and proudly European. The resultant compilation was acclaimed by both music critics and...
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    A superb collection of 90s house and US garage productions from New Jersey, Chicago, New York and London! Featuring tunes from the likes of Mentalinstrum/Smack Productions, Satoshi Tomiie, Martha Wash, Joi Cardwell, Kings Of Tomorrow, Marshall Jefferson and more!
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      A1. Elé Ferrer - I'll Make U Happy Baby (X-Tended Club Mix)
      A2. N-Joi – Anthem (Kerri Chandler Distant Run Mix)
      A3. Slam Mode - 100% Power
      B1. United Future Organization - Flying Saucer (Kings of Tomorrow Remix)
      B2. Mama's Children feat. Lee Truesdale – Let Us All Be Friends (Colonel Abrams Original Mix)
      B3. Abacus - Moonbeamz
      C1. Alexis P Suter - All Night Long
      C2. Mental Instrum - Music On My Mind (Smack Productions Mix)
      C3. Fini Dolo – Blow (Restless
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    Bongo Joe continue their focus on music from the Sega islands, with part two in their compilation series. Killer selection of pearls from the golden age of music from Mauritius, Seychelles and Reunion Island.
    Born Bad Records release another volume dedicated to the great French singer and songwriter Pierre Vassiliu. The 12 tracks of quirky, beautifully arranged rock, pop and chansons, with hints of soul, funk, exotica and World music were recorded between 1968-2003.
    Gilles Peterson focuses his attention in on highly revered German jazz label, MPS. Established in the late 60s, MPS encompassed a large, totally distinct repertoire that had never been released anywhere else; having the likes of such giants in the US / Canadian jazz sphere - George Duke, Oscar Peterson, Kenny Clarke - on the label alongside some...
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    The complete works, including newly discovered recordings, by South Carolinian funk/soul bandleader James Reese, producer as ambitious as he was talented.Sourced from rare 45s and multi-track master tapes, 'Wait For Me: The Complete Works 1967-1972' presents both issued and recently-rediscovered songs in the full-length format, in a cohesive set that...
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    The latest volumes in this much-loved, highly-acclaimed series from Honest Jon's, presenting the music of the Windrush milieu: the post-war, London recordings of West Indians and West Africans, in the first wave of modern migration to Britain.
    Top selector and SOTU favourite Sassy J curates her faultless 'Patchwork' compilation for Rush Hour, featuring exclusives from the likes of Ron Trent under his Warm guise; Mark Mac as Nu-Era; Dego producing under 2000Black; one from the excellent Aardvarck plus Alex Attias & Sassy J together as OJA and loads more KILLER tracks!
    Expansion's annual 'Luxury Soul' series continues! As ever, the pick of the previous year’s big tunes are presented on this 34-track collection, with contributions from Cornell CC Carter – ‘I See Love (MetLife Remix)’, Brian Power ft Hil St Soul – ‘Take Me Away’, Zo! Ft Carmen Rogers and Eric Roberson ‘Love Up’, SouLutions ‘Who’s...
    First anthology dedicated to one of the most important figures in Guadeloupean music! Erick Cosaque is a singer-percussionist and leading figure of Gwo Ka, the traditional Guadeloupean music with a social and cultural dimension. Long awaited release for diggers, collectors and DJ's alike.
    Label head, Joey Negro, picks the best of the year from his Z Records catalogue! Features reworks of classics from the likes of Double Exposure, Tamiko Jones, D.C. LaRue, Bobby D’Ambrosio and more!
    Kamaal Williams curates the hallowed DJ-Kicks mix series featuring four of his own brand new and exclusive tracks and hints at the wide world of influences that have made him one of the most prominent artists of the last few years. Inc. music from the likes if Seiji, Steve Spacek, Lone, Tenderlonious, Dego, K15 and more!Vinyl tracklisting:A1. Budgie...
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    Expansion's superb 'Soul Togetherness' series continues with this compilation of 15 gemschosen here from uplifting new soul, shuffling boogie beats, rare groove/80s revival sounds, Brit soul, and RnB played at cult, modern soul events.
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    The Time For Peace Is Now compiles fourteen songs that are a subset of 1970s-era gospel, not directly talking about Jesus or God, but instead tackling how we live with ourselves and each other. These are undeniably soulful, passionate, and urgent songs from obscure 45s, dug up from a long dormancy in attics, sheds and rated across the American south...
    A definitive selection of music from legendary label Mainstream recorded between 1970 and 1973; showcasing the label's superb blend of funk, soul and jazz. Another essential release via Wewantsounds!
    Strut continues its essential compilation series of Indian Ocean sounds with ‘Alefa Madagascar’, the first compilation to document the unique culture of salegy, soukous and soul music on the island during the ‘70s and ‘80s.
    Over the course of 13 tunes, tenacious collector / digger, Ilan Pdahtzur escorts us on a vibrant sprint through rare Italo-disco, steamy South African synth-boogie, fizzing American freestyle, oddball Austrian electrofunk and so much more. Essential compilation via Spacetalk!
    ‘Disco Not Disco’ was a perfectly timed compilation back in 2000. Released when interest in the myths, history and playlists of original New York clubs like Paradise Garage and The Loft was at its peak, the album drew on the outer limits of leftfield disco championed by Levan and Mancuso, bringing together unlikely dancefloor anthems by rock acts...
    Seitō {青鞜} gathers together a series of Japanese female artists from various electronic and experimental music fields. Like the « Tokyo Flashback » series issued by P.S.F. in the early 1990s. The title, woman was the sun, refers to a cult feminist magazine printed in Japan in the 1910s. This collection of music was recorded between 2017 - 2019,...
    17 party-starting cuts of soca crossover, rapso, electronic calypso, and Caribbean ‘soca-soul’ that sit alsongide the resurgence of burger-highlife, digi-reggae, soukous and zouk. Compiled by Soundway and Jeremy Spellacey (Spacetalk).
    A heavy-weight compilation via Brownswood focusing on the independent underground in Melbourne, where a close-knit collection of artists have taken cues from soul, jazz and club culture to carve out a fresh Melbournian sound. Featuring nine different groups, many of them sharing members and studios, the record surveys the musical contours of this bubbling...
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    The groovier side of the Iron Curtain is uncovered by Funk Embassy Records via this killer 11-track compilation! Featuring music recorded between 1974-1988, the album reconnects long lost funk, disco, soul, jazz, instrumentals, library music and covers from the Estonian Radio archives. This is the sound of ESSR (Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic) as...
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    Floating Points’ personal collection of global soul, ambient, jazz and folk treasures form the latest in the revered Late Night Tales series.
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    Amazing collection of French jazz from the 70s on Born Bad Records. features tracks from Brigitte Fontaine, François Tusques, Alfred Panou and many more. Recommended!
    Strut present this killer compilation compiled by Optimo’s JD Twitch, ‘Kreaturen Der Nacht’, bringing together classics, rarities and oddities from Germany’s original post-punk and DIY scene!
    Jazzman revive their highly acclaimed 'A New Life' compilation with 'Vol. 2', assembling another ground-breaking collection of Brit jazz anomalies and outliers from the 1970s and 1980s. Francis Gooding and Duncan Brooker have dig deep into the archives on this one, featuring tracks from Billy Jenkins, Don Rendell, Gerry McClelland and Ronnie Scott's...
    Pussyfoot is back with one stonking big compilation album. ‘Space Is The Plaice’ is a 28-track aquatic space opera which fits neatly onto triple vinyl and a double CD with the extended digital version spanning a massive 35 tracks. The album melds together psychedelic prog-rock with space electro-eccentrics themes which cover the 3LP with its tongue...
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    Expansion focus on Roy Ayers' legendary Uno Melodic label, picking key tracks from the likes of Eighties Ladies, Ethel Beatty, Bobbi Humphrey, Sylvia Striplin and more!
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    The mighty Soundway Records present a new compilation, this time turning their attention to South America, specifically Brazil. This is a treasure trove of synth jams, pop, samba boogie, balearic and electro from 1980 & ‘90s Brazil - the tracks are picked by Millos Kaiser, one half of the Brazilian duo Selvagem. Another winner from the Soundway stable!
    Strut present the first ever compilation series to access the archives of one of the greatest of all French Caribbean labels, Disques Debs out of Guadeloupe. Set up by the late Henri Debs during the late ‘50s, the label and studio has continued for over 50 years, releasing over 300 7” singles and 200 LPs, covering styles varying from early biguine...
    A killer selection of rare and collectible, original American recordings that would themselves influence the kind of recordings that would actually define Northern Soul.
    SUPERB compilation of eccentric, mutant disco from the French underground between 82-89!
    WICKED P&P PATRICK ADAMS DISCO GEMS!!!!! Produced by the legendary Patrick Adams, the studio-bound disco unit Cloud One made its debut in 1975 with the spectacular Atmosphere Strut and throughout the seventies, became the centrepiece for P&P, Queen Constance, Golden Flamingo, Heavenly Star, and Sound of New York, all labels ran by Peter Brown & Patricia...
    Although gospel and disco music seem like polar opposites, one is secular while the other has embraced a hedonistic culture, the marriage of the two genres has birthed the uplifting spirituality and dance floor thump found in gospel disco. By the mid-' 70s many established and independent gospel artists started creating records with a tight four-on-the-floor...
    Soundway dig deep again and present a selection of 18 rare 1980s cuts that highlight the period that nestles in between the ‘70s (where American-influenced jazz, funk and soul bumped shoulders with local Mbaqanga) and the ‘90s, when Kwaito and eventually house-music ruled the dancefloors of urban South Africa!
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    Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings releases an album of exclusives that focuses on London’s bright-burning young jazz scene, this compilation brings together a collection of some of its sharpest talents featuring the likes of Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchings and more!
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    Anticipated fifth volume of music from the 1980's Color Tapes label. Some of the most obscure in crucial examples of cold / minimal wave and synth electronics made by obscure British bands such as, Berserk In A Hayfield, Disintegrators, Lives of Angels, The Lord, plus an incredible rare track by The Good Missionaries, post Alternative...
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    Late 80s, South African dance floor tracks selected by DJ Okapi and Rush Hour boss, Antal! In the late 1980s and early 90s, Pantsula was the name given to a new type of dance music taking over the streets of South Africa and this compilation focuses on some of the key tracks of that time. Essential purchase for the kwaito fans amongst you!
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    The second, anticipated instalment in Mr Bongo's 'Record Club' series selects the label's recent discoveries and sought-after obscurities that form the basis of their radio show of the same name. Features gems from the likes of Elbernita 'Twinkie' Clark, Teaspoon & The Waves, Guy Cuevas and more!
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    2-disc compilation featuring the very best of disco innovator John Luongo's classic work from 1978-1982. Luongo's pioneering approach to remixes spawned club anthems that set the soundtrack for an era and influenced several generations of DJs. Contains a 24 page booklet filled with interviews and track-by-track commentary.
    The legacy of Funkadelic has had a huge impact on various producers from the Motor City. This compilation on legendary Detroit label, Westbound has focus in on how Funkadelic's music has been crucial to a later generation of producers with new an exclusive versions from the likes of Moodymann, Underground Resistance, Amp Fiddler, Anthony Shakir,...
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    Featuring must have tracks by the likes of Culture, Gregory Isaacs, Sly & Robbie, Bruce Ruffin, Frankie Paul and many others.
    23 essential tracks from the Chess Records vaults.
    13 essential ska tracks featuring Toots & the Maytals, Bunny Wailer, Dillinger and more.