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    U Know Me Records proudly presents a special album showcasing Polish drumming scene - each track was produced by a different drummer - these are their portraits. Features the incredible Marcin Rak, from SOTU favourites EABS.
    Born Bad Records present this killer fifteen track completion of deep biguines and Gwo Ka from the ‘60s French West Indies. Biguine is a rhythmic style of music that originated in Guadeloupe and Martinique in the 19th century, which fuses 19th-century French ballroom dance steps with African rhythms. Gwo Ka combines responsorial singing in Guadeloupean...
    The Jamaican reggae producer Harry J recorded some of his most successful artists during the late 60's/early 70's. This compilation album puts down the focus on the classics from his first years in music business. Limited edition, 180g, coloured vinyl.
    Acid Jazz founder Eddie Piller presents 'Jazz On The Corner' with a helping hand from actor and Jazz enthusiast Martin Freeman. From the rolling hard bop of Lee Morgan and Art Blakey, via screaming soul organ, jazz funk original acid jazz onwards to the post modern spiritual jazz of Kamasi Washington, they've delivered a killer collection of tracks!
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    Volume 2 in the series looking at how Zambia’s liberation led to a rock revolution - 1972-1977. An overview of the Zamrock scene, from its ascension to its fall to its resurgence. Another essential compilation from Now-Again Records!
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    DJ, record label impresario and former Swedish champion b-boy, Mad Mats knows a thing or two about finding good music. As well as iconic underground imprints Raw Fusion and GAMM, Mad Mats is a partner in the highly regarded Local Talk label, making it highly probable that most of the world’s influential DJs have at least one of his discoveries in...
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    Rough-hewn, tribal sonics from the tribes of the Rwandan borderlands. One-stringviolins/ 11-string harps/ haunted solo & duo singing/ battery operatedloop machines. The Abatwa (“Pygmy”) are one of Africa’s most endangered peoples - their music is experimental, hypnotic and full of joy!
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    Analog Africa release 'Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976-84' an explosive compilation highlighting the period when funk and disco sounds began to infiltrate the Makossa style popular throughout Cameroon. Features essential cuts by the likes of Pasteur Lappe, Eko Roosevelt, Mystic Djim and more!
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    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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    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...
    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...
    BBE team up with the legendary Joey Negro to bring this fine collection of essential House and Garage tracks. This compilation was personally selected by Joey Negro himself - so you know that you are in for a real treat! Across two LPs, sixteen tracks are featured from the crucial and influential era that was the 90's. Arguably, this was the greatest...
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    With Wes Montgomery, Bobby Timmons, Percy Heath and Sam Jones
    The second volume of 'African Scream Contest' arrives via Analog Africa! A new treasure-trove of Vodoun-inspired Afrobeat heavy-funk crossover greatness from Benin, West Africa and is very bit as joyous a voyage of discovery as its predecessor!
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    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.
    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...
    Awesome compilation that sheds some light on a selection of oddball / DIY / post-punk / synth tunes made in Australia and New Zealand during the 70's and 80's!
    Record Store Day 2016 Release. The Roundtable and Northside Records are pleased to offer this long awaited and special Record Store Day reissue of this highly collectible Australian rare groove LP. If you can imagine the gathering of a group of Australian session musicians channelling the sounds of Herbie Hancock Headhunter's and Marc Moulin's Placebo,...
      Tutankhamun is a 1969 album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded for the Freedom label. It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell and Malachi Favors Maghostut.
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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!
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      Named after California State Route 39 (aka Beach Blvd.), which runs north-south through Orange County, this 1979 compilation originally released on Posh Boy is a seminal piece of Orange County punk rock. Featuring tracks from The Simpletones, The Crowd, and Rik L Rik (basically a later incarnation of Negative Trend with Rik on vocals), Beach Blvd. set...
      14 more exquisite funky grooves of the rare variety to provide the ideal soundtrack for chilling on the beach.As usual with Beach Diggin' the selectors have uncovered gems from across the globe including tracks from Boris Gardiner, Taxi, Bebeto and moreEssential tunes for the sun lounger!Includes download card.
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      Exemplary selection of tracks from the Beautiful Swimmers! Features underground cuts from the likes of KW Griff, Plunky, Harlem Gem and more!
      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...
      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...
      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!
      Compilation of classic Sioux Records tracks.
      Featuring must have tracks by the likes of Culture, Gregory Isaacs, Sly & Robbie, Bruce Ruffin, Frankie Paul and many others.
      13 ska essentials featuring Barrington Levy, Byron Lee, Horace Andy, Bob Marley and the Wailers, & many more.
      Figureheads of the exciting new jazz scene, Binker and Moses (alongside the likes of Ruby Rushton and Yussef Kamall) release their second, highly anticipated album, the spiritual jazz voyage, 'Journey To The Mountain Of Forever'. Expansive, double vinyl gatefold with stunning sleeve art with powerhouse drum work from the hugely talented...
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      "Bitteschon, Philophon!" is a "best of" selection taken from the fifteen 7" releases by the Berlin-based label Philophon. Features Jimi Tenor, Alemayehu Eshete and Hailu Mergia as well as new discoveries such as Guy One, Alogte Oho and Y-Bayani. Recommended!
      w/ Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Reggie Workman. All-star Messengers line-up, w/Ping-Pong KILLER LP!
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      Triple CD collection of the 3 "Blue Bossa" compilations from the most famous jazz label, Blue Note. Features greats such as Horace Silver, Kenny Burrell, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Turrentine, Wayne Shorter, Donald Byrd and Grant Green.
      2006 Latin jazz. Produced by Eddie Bobo and Mario Caldato Jr.
      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).
      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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      A selection of 10 rare disco tracks from Germany (plus one more tune from Austria)! All of them, originally released between 1980 and 1987. Check!
      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...
      Two ultra-rare private press albums, recorded in the late 70's by little-known St Louis 4 piece, Breakaway. Their sound is rooted in jazz-rock, funk, soul and disco - 'Breakaway' and 'Straight To The Top', were produced in the group's golden era before they disbanded in 1980. "Who Was It This Time", and "There's A New Group In Town" featured...
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      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.
      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!
      D. Byrd + Pepper Adams, Duke PEarson, Laymon Jackson, Lex Humphries.  New USA vinyl
      Fusion on Contemporary RecordsGreat Original still-sealed cassette tape !!!
      Reissue of this extremely obscure digital / computerized dancehall tune from '84 on Music From Memory! This issue features extra production from TAPES (check the remix!) and the bonus, 'lost' jazz funk splendour of 'Supernatural Magic'. What a release!
      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...
      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.
      Luv N'Haight along with Shane "DJ Sureshot" Hunt presents "Catch Action: The Sophisiticated Boogie Funk of Sheridan House Records." With a total of 27 tracks allocated over 6 x 12"s along with a booklet and housed in a slipcase, the boxset compilation provides a comprehensive story of Kent Harris' Los Angeles based label releasing obscure yet timeless...
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      23 essential tracks from the Chess Records vaults.
      Globetrotter of parallel subcontinents and digger of rare, forgotten records, Eothen “Egon” Alapatt (Now-Again) tracks sounds from the dawn of time to the four corners of the world. On the other side of the globe, French designer Christophe Lemaire stays forward thinking and audacious in his choices: He cultivates a love of timeless designs and...
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      The killer debut roots album from Chronixx, limited run on vinyl. Contains the singles "Here comes trouble" "Capture Land" "Alpha & Omega" Highly Recommended!
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