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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.
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    Compiled by South African DJ and producer Esa Williams, 'Music To The People', compiling an exemplary selection of South African kwaito house to Brazilian zouk and Tanzanian fusion, its 10-tracks include songs by Penny Penny, Mim Suleiman, Alaska and Esa himself.
    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!
    In the years following the World War Two, Japan developed one of the most insatiable, dynamic and diverse markets for jazz. For a crucial period of little over a decade - from the late 1960s to the early 1980s - Japanese jazz culture progressed at an astonishing rate, producing an extraordinary array of artists, recordings and record labels that created...
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    Africa Seven focus in on the music of female artists from Africa. Featuring essential cuts by the likes of Oby Onyioha, Christy Essien, Diane Solo, Miriam Makeba and more!
    ‘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,...
    Big Crown Records is proud to present the reissue of one of Brooklyns most sought after holy grails. Youth in Action, Inc. (YIA) was formed in 1963 when the Central Brooklyn Coordinating Council received a grant to develop a youth services program in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. It was originally organised to identify and address the social problems...
    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).
    Producers at the heart of the broken beat revival, EVM128 and James Rudie met through the CDR project, and soon after started to mess about collaborating with Gonzi. After coining the concept of INPUT, they found a home via Tony Thorpe at Studio Rockers and the seed was sewn. The concept is simple, make a beat, pass it on, and let someone else add to...
    Another killer collection of Northern Soul big hitters from the Charly Records!
    Compiled by Pete Gooding and Mark Barrot. Enchanting Ibizan institution La Torrecontinues its compilation series with Volumen Tres, an incredible fifteen track release that draws inspiration from the islands hedonistic history. Features tracks from Mac Demarco, Tears For Fears, Mark Barrot, Nu Guinea and many more.
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    Sixteen languid guitar instrumentals, femme fatale dirges, and cinematic country crooners score the "loneliest night of one man’s life" - a superb compilation via Numero!
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    Definitive retrospective of an icon of 1970s and ‘80s soul, jazz and disco, Patrice Rushen; covering her peerless 6-year career with Elektra / Asylum from 1978 to 1984. Features all of Patrice Rushen’s chart singles, 12” versions and popular sample sources on one album for the first time - essential!
    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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    Fun, camp 20 track compilation of kitsch French cha-cha, mambo and other Latin and tropical styles! Absurd lyrics, unusual arrangements and crazy cover songs!
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    Tramp Records drop a new compilation of funk, soul and african vibes, inspired by the hilarious internet-sweeping spam/story of Nigerian Astronaut and Air Force pilot Abacha Tunde.
    Originally released in 1988, 'ACID LP' was the first and only full length on the legendary, Hot Mix 5 Records. Features essential acid house tracks from Armando, Mr Fingers, DJ Pierre (as Pierre's Fantasy Club) and more! Reissued via Jerome Derradji's superb Still Music label out of Chicago.
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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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    Killer collection of French post-punk nuggets! Any historians keen on the subject of French youth in the 1980s are holding a treasure in their hands upon purchasing this. As a true archaeologist of this decade dedicated to disposable culture, digger-in-chief Vidal Benjamin with his newest compilation, & Pop Sympathie, offers them a unique journey in...
    Before the Khmer Rouge took power in 1975, unleashing a horrifying genocide, Cambodia had one of the most vibrant and exciting music scenes in Asia. With a mixture of traditional Khmer music and a myriad of western genres (from French and latin music, to rock-and-roll , rhythm-and-blues, surf, psychedelia, soul and many more) the few pre-75 Cambodian...
    Superb compilation of tracks from the "DJs DJ" and ESP Institute head honcho, Lovefingers. It's a classic Lovefingers selection of oddities, obscurities and "lo-fi loner jams that brush up alongside sleazed-out Italo powerhouses, Greek new age obscurities tussle against overlooked Hawkwind-related cuts".
    Essential compilation of music from a club that provided the "DNA of the global Jungle / D&B movement". Pioneering DJ / production duo, Fabio & Grooverider, compile classic spins from their legendary, central London club night, Rage. Running from '88-'93, clubbers could experience underground dance music - house, hardcore and techno - from New York,...
    A definitive selection of tunes popular in Fabio & Grooverider's influential club night, Rage, picked by the duo themselves. Featuring classics by the likes of Tronik House (Kevin Saunderson), 33 1/3 Queen, Richie Rich, The Future Sound Of London and more!
    A definitive selection of tunes popular in Fabio & Grooverider's influential club night, Rage, picked by the duo themselves. Featuring classics by the likes of Fierce Ruling Diva, Top Buzz, D-Mob, Awesome 3 and more!
    The history of “Jambú e Os Míticos Sons Da Amazônia” is the history of an entire city in its full glory. With bustling night clubs providing the best sound systems and erotic live shows, gossip about the whereabouts of legendary bands, singers turned into movie stars, supreme craftiness, and the creativity of a class of musicians that didn’t...
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    Z Records continues its commitment to unearthing the obscure and long forgotten tracks from the last 40 years through the ever-popular 'Under The Influence' series. Following on from Red Greg, Paul Phillips, James Glass, Nick The Record, Sean P and Faze Action it’s now the turn of one of the scenes most prolific but yet unknown collectors, Winston....
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    Numero offer up an excellent compilation of cosmic rock / hippie drum machine oddities from the early to mid-80s!
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    Featuring cutting-edge underground sound-system crews and hip hop collectives and Latin Grammy nominated stars alike (and pretty much everything in between), ‘Colombian Soul’ provides a great introduction to the vibrant, eclectic electronic music scene exploding in Colombia today.
    Atangana Records presents its 4th releases, beginning a new collaboration with Henri Debs & Fils imprint. With this compilation EP, gathering rare and unpublished titles, Déni Shain and his team aim to dust off the archives of the label and allow as many people as possible to discover the pearls of the French Caribbean Islands.
    A definitive selection of tunes popular in Fabio & Grooverider's influential club night, Rage, picked by the duo themselves. Featuring classics by the likes of Rhythim Is Rhythim, Nightmares On Wax, Ecstacy Club and more!
    Mr Bongo return to their record club series, delivering another fine compilation of recent rare finds, favorites from DJ sets, plus hot selects from their radio show of the same name. Jazz, soul, latin, funk, afro...something for everyone in here!
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    The second essential instalment of Music From Memory’s Brazilian, 'Outro Tempo' series! This volume focuses upon on a new wave of experimental pop and avant garde music scenes that emerged in Brazil in the late 1980s and 1990s.
    A superb compilation featuring musical innovation in the field of Irish music, including rare Irish jazz, fusion and folk outliers from the 1970s and early 1980s from musicians relatively unknown outside of Ireland. One for the collectors, ‘Buntús Rince’ lifts the lid on a vastly under-appreciated period of Irish music history!
    Exemplary selection of tracks from the Beautiful Swimmers! Features underground cuts from the likes of KW Griff, Plunky, Harlem Gem and more!
    Detroit Love present the second release on their eponymous imprint – a collaborative venture from Planet E and !K7 which aims to capture the essence of Carl Craig’s beloved event series. The second entry comes from none other than Carl Craig himself. Across a hazy, funk-driven voyage, he delves into the spirit of his hometown, championing the past...
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    A northern soul playlist spanning the decades and as relevant today as when some of these discs were first spun at the height of the scene in the mid Seventies. This compilation also showcases some tracks that remained unreleased at the time.
    Electronic Body Music, the sort of dark, proto-techno, industrial music pioneered by the likes of Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Deutsch Amerikanische Freudschaft - all of which are included on 'Dancing In Darkness: EBM, Black Synth & Dark Beats From The 80s'. A comprehensive insight into the the darker, electronic sounds of the '80s.
    A superb compilation of exceptional experimental Molam from Thailand by producer Soonthorn Chairatanachot, previously only released as a short run of 45’s on his private label Khaen Sang, and featuring only members of his family. The Khaen Sang label released no more than seven 45's, of which the best tunes are compiled on this release.
    'Suphanburi Soul' is the long awaited compilation of the magnificent works of Kwanjit Sriprajan - The First Lady Of Lae Music. Lae is traditionally played during religious ceremonies in temples across Thailand, and Kwanjit Sriprajan 70's recordings of the genre are the funkiest sounds around. This compilation features a selection of her work previously...
    Superb compilation in Charly's superb 'Club Soul' series featuring some of the best titles in the modern and crossover soul scenes. Essential tunes from the likes of Brief Encounter, Johnny Adams, The Winstons and more!
    This anthology aspires to map the heterogenous landscape of Greek Experimental Electronic Music in all its contextual, sociopolitical, geographical and aesthetic disparity. With a single exception, it zeroes in on post-80s music. It comprises works of very different kindsby composers of all sorts of backgrounds that, still, can be thought of, as both...
    Floating Points’ personal collection of global soul, ambient, jazz and folk treasures form the latest in the revered Late Night Tales series.
    Strut present the first new volume in their pioneering ‘Nigeria 70’ series, bringing together rare highlife, Afro-funk and juju from the ‘70s and early ‘80s. Compiled by collector and DJ Duncan Brooker, this new selection of tracks returns to a fertile heyday in Nigerian music when established styles like highlife and juju became infused with...
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    Parisian DJ, Saint-James focuses in on the sound of London's Britfunk / jazz-funk scene from the late 70s and early 80s, selecting some obscure and sought-after tunes from the likes of Yeow Band, Stikki Stuff, Cruzial and more!
    Boston‐based music journalists/historians Noah Schaffer and Uchenna Ikonne have teamed up with Cultures of Soul to compile an overview of some of the most crucial cuts to emerge from Boston during the height of the reggae boom in the 1980s. Formatted on CD or 2LP set both configurations come with a 28‐page book documenting the rich history...
    Jazzman continue their spiritual jazz series, turning their focus towards the legendary Blue Note archives. Featuring essential tracks from Wayne Shorter Pete La Roca, Duke Pearson, Bobby Hutcherson and more. Highly recommended!
    Superb primer into the the fascinating world of primal electronics, early noise experiments and sound design, industrial, avant-garde and tape-music. Focuses on music from the early 1920s to the early 1960s, this selection includes artists of very different nationalities such as Egypt, USA, Hungary, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Sweden, France and the USSR.