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    The World Ends is the latest title from Soundway Records showcasing a wave of guitar driven and psychedelic groups that sprung up in Nigeria during the early 1970s. Featuring 32 electrifying and funk laden grooves, this is the sound of a generation attempting to pick up the pieces after the devastation of the Nigerian civil war. Spread over 2 CDs...
    From the coastal cities of Accra and Cape Coast, basked in a tropical sound heavily influenced by highlife, to the semi-Saharan cities of Tamalé and Bolgatanga (part of a self-proclaimed ‘Islamic Funk Belt’) via the central city of Kumasi, Analog Africa has criss-crossed Ghana in search of rare tracks for the Afrobeat Airways series...
    The bones of afro-funk laid bare on this outrageously funked raw collection from the mind-bending legendary Benin band on Analog Africa!  Not much to think about here, every track is killer. Horns are packed with a punch, vocals urgent, funky hammond breakdowns, hypnotic Farfisa solos, gritty guitar riffs, distorted bass lines, and...
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    Cult disco remixer John Morales is back with a third volume of unreleased remixes from the NYC underground. John Morales alongside remix partner Sergio Munzibai have remixed numerous cult and groudbreaking records from the 80's.  No effort has been made to summarise the M+M output from BBE, giving you the full M+M mixes unedited.  Inlcudes...
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    Leslie Gordon Goffe takes a look at the up and down life of revolutionary singer and poet Gil Scott-Heron, who received a Grammy Lifetime Acheivement Award in 2012 for songs like 'Home Is Where The Hatred Is' and 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised'. This book also takes a look at the up and down life of Scott-Heron's Jamaicn footballer father...
    The hottest UK DJ right now, Oneman takes on the 64th Fabriclive mix. Known for his electic taste, always packing plenty of punchy dancefloor bombs representing the UK undergound - Oneman doesn't disappoint. The selection bounds through choice cuts from the last couple of years by Joy Orbison, Fis-T, SBTRKT, Grievous Angel and Mosca to current productions...
    The raw sound of Burkina Faso combined Afro-Funk, traditional Islamic rhythms and subtle Afro-Latin sounds brought over by visiting Cuban ensembles. Mandingue melodies and guitar techniques from Mali and Guinea, were the most defining traits of a potent African mix that distinguished the Voltaic style between 1974 and 1979. This double LP also includes...
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    Dom Thomas embarks on his fourth Brutal Music sonic adventure, celebrating the ambiguity of the genre "Baleric" to craft. A fantasy trip through Balearic Beat, Bongo Rock, Acid Disco and Far Flung Folk. A misty-eyed look back to the embryonic days of Pacha and Cafe del Mar married with dreamy images of Barbet Schroeder’s ‘69 Ibizian...
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    This, the third in Tramp's "Contemporary..." series, proves that Afro-Beat is anything but dead in 2011, compiling the exciting sounds of Odu, Afromotive, Jojo Quo & his Challengers, and many others. Fela declared his music "the progressive music of the future". Tramp here make a claim for the arrival of that future.
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    This is an AWESOME compilation of super-funky, raw, and rootsy African funk from 1970s Benin and Togo! An essential party rocking album of super-rare African funk and afrobeat that shows the influence of American funk and rock alongside Cuban and Congolese music, as well as traditional local styles. Sandwiched between Ghana and Nigeria - the two countries...
    Brilliant compilation of early 70's deep spiritual jazz from the vaults of Mainstream records!!! Frank Foster’s legendary title track sets the tone with forward thinking jazz sounds and a political message. Similar lines of thinking from Harold Land – two tracks from his legendary group with Bobby Hutcherson – and Roy Haynes are also featured....
    Hyperdub boss Steve Goodman aka Kode9 has compiled this heavyweight mix of tunes that have been weighing down his Dj box for the last six months. True to form Kode9 has produced an energetic, no-nonsense booty-shakin' party selection. Focusing heavily on UK underground house mutations Funky and broken beat aswell grime and bass.  The mix features...
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    Featuring the rootsy productions of leonard "santic" chin from the mid 70s with gregory isaacs, augustus pablo, horace andy, i roy, big joe, king tubby, paul whiteman amongst others. this was the very first "pressure sound" release but with a different cover now reissued with the original 70s cover and with extra tracks on the cd only. ** cd only...
    Brilliant third installment of soulful disco classics compiled with love by the Soul Brother gang featuring sought after gems by Herbie Hancock, The Choice Four, Rhyze, Phil Hurtt and Greg Henderson!   Highly recommended!
    Strut follow their recent forays into Nigerian and Ethio grooves with a brand new wide-ranging three-part series exploring underground South African music during the late ‘60s and ‘70s, NEXT STOP... Soweto. Volume 1 explores the vibrant energy of the township jive sound, whilst Volumes 2 and 3, released across Spring and Summer 2010, cover...
    Super heavy compilation featuring super duper rare fuzz-funk psych 45's from Brazil! Following on from the huge success of 'Psych-Funk 101' Now-Again boss Egon presents Joel Stones' Brazilian Guitar, Fuzz Bananas. This compilation delves deep into funky heavy psychedelic wonders from Brazil's Tropicalia movement! Mixing psychedelic rock, avant-garde...
    BGP returns to its jazz roots with a compilation that looks at the funky, Afro-centric and distinctly spiritual grooves coming out of North America in the latter part of the 60s and early 70s. Its musical landscape was dominated by the politics of the post civil-rights era, the two jazz totems of Miles and Coltrane, the success of soul and its little...
    Wow! A brilliant follow-up to Strut's essential Nigeria 70 compilation from a few years back! This is a brilliant compilation that will certainly appeal to fans of the Sound Way releases - sixteen tracks of obscure Nigerian music from the 1970s spanning afro-cosmic chuggers, to Fela-inspired afro-beat, to wicked afrofunk, to tough dancefloor highlife,...
    On any given day, Peter Brown will gladly let it be known that he has 500 records "that ain't never been released" in the digital age. A legendary label mogul and businessman, Brown has witnessed and actively helped influence the evolution of black music in America throughout an illustrious career spanning over half a century. He was the independent...
    Mammoth four CD set of classic dub reggae from legendary producers such as Joe Gibbs, King Tubby, and Bunny Lee! This deluxe box set collects four classic dub albums and presents them as lovely miniature replicas of the original LP sleeves! Features Joe Gibbs' Dub Serial, King Tubby's Dub from the Roots, King Tubby's The Roots of Dub, and the...
    By the age of 15, David Rodigan was DJing at school dances and youth clubs. The infectious, crazy back beat of Jamaican Ska first captivated him as a teenager in the mid 60’s; it was a driving, energetic sound which he found impossible to resist. When the pace cooled down and condensed into Rock Steady David was equally enamoured because the sweet,...
    Excellent compilation of female Funk and Soul featuring Fontella Bass, Betty Bibbs, Thelma Jones, Little Ann and many many more Highly recommended !
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    NOW ON VINYL! SUPER HEAVWEIGHT QUALITY PACKAGE! Great new compilation of rare Miami funk and soul from the ever-excellent Numero label! After a box of 'lost' Deep City master tapes turned up in January of 2007, the Numero label were faced with an idea both fascinating and ugly: sequel. Instead of rehashing old news, The Outskirts of Deep City colours...
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    Mulatu Astatke - Ethio Jazz and Musique Instrumentale 1969-1974 If you only buy one CD from the fantasic Ethiopiques series (although I've no idea why anybody would want only one...!) then make sure it's this one! This is rootsy deep jazz of the highest order as featured in Jim Jarmusch's 'Broken Flowers' film! Highly recommended!
    Wicked compilation of camp, quirky, leftfield electronic disco faves! Features the ace Knightrider-sounding 'Sphinx' by Harry Thuman, Kasso 'One More Round', Supermax "It Ain't Easy' and many more! Recommended!
    Great new compilation from the Breakin Bread crew showcasing some great new UK talent along with some well established beat headz! Featuring, Keno 1, Ghost, Natural Self, Tom Caruana amongst many others.
    Fantastic minimal techno mix from Marco Carola featuring Matt John, Marc Houle, Alex Smoke and more!
    01 T La Rock & Jazzy Jay It's Yours (Radio Mix) (4:30) 02 Ultramagnetic MC's Chorus Line Pt. 1 (Vocal Version) (5:46) 03 Beastie Boys It's A New Style (4:53) 04 Digital Underground The Humpty Dance (Hump Mix) (6:32) 05 De La Soul Buddy (Native Tongue Decision Version) (7:17) 06 Public Enemy Rebel Without A Pause (4:18) 07 MC Lyte Paper Thin (Album...
      01 SPOONFUL - Booker T & The MGs 02 COME TO ME - Otis Redding 03 I'D RATHER FIGHT THAN SWITCH - Ruby Johnson 04 SIXTY MINUTES OF YOUR TIME - Johnnie Taylor 05 QUITTIN' TIME - William Bell 06 GOOD GOOD LOVIN - Carla Thomas 07 I GOT EVERYTHING I NEED - Eddie Floyd 08 COUNT YOUR MANY BLESSINGS - Stars Of Virginia 09 BIG BAD WOLF - Johnny...