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    Jazzman delves deep into the catalogue of legendary label, Impulse! for the 12th release in their crucial 'Spiritual Jazz' series. This compilation features celebrated masterpieces from Alice Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders into the arena, together with lesser known cuts from Phil Woods and John Klemmer as well as straight-up classics such from Yusef Lateef...
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    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,...
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    Blue Note Re:ImaginedShabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia & loads more!Decca / Blue Note
    A collection of classic Blue Note tracks, reworked and newly recorded by a selection of the UK scene’s most exciting young talents. Representing a bridge between the ground-breaking label’s past and future, the project features contributions from a rollcall of 16 revered UK acts including Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Mr Jukes,...
    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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    Invisible City Editions officially reissue the sublime extended 12” version of 'Praise Jah', this eccentric island-disco rarity from '1979, distinct with crazy electronic effects! Essential.
    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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    **Pre-order the clear vinyl repress now!** Rare musical magic from the Bruton library catalogue – ambient, spacey, pastoral and electronic. Music by John Cameron, Alan Hawkshaw, Francis Monkman, Brian Bennett and more – all total masters of the scene!
    ‘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...
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    'Untitled' collects seven collaborations inspired by the life and work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, pairing emerging and established musicians such as Mala, Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchings, Lord Tusk, Wu-Lu, Coby Sey and more, with the music touching on jazz, experimental electronic, post-punk, dub and ambient influences.
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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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    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...
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    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!
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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...
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    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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    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 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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    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!
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    Sought-after, early material released on ATA Records available once again on this wicked compilation. Features music from the likes of The Sorcerers, The Lamplighters and more!
    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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    **Definitive compilation of influential band’s career, spanning 1970-1982!** Tracing their career from the band’s earliest work in 1970 with South African exiled jazzman Ndikho Xaba in San Francisco, the compilation covers the band’s journey to New York’s loft jazz scene, forming Juju and releasing two landmark albums of hard-hitting percussive...
    Superb collection of minimal synth, dark wave and EBM oddities compiled by Interstellar Funk! This 11-track compilation collects tracks made and released at different times over the last 40 years, with the earliest cut committed to tape in 1978 and the most recent in 2018. With music from the likes of cult 4AD band Clan Of Xymox, Liaisons Dangereuses,...
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    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!
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    **Limited to 300 copies only!** A brilliantly curated selection of tracks from the SA underground in the decade recorded between the early 70s to the early 80s! Expect a wild combination of Sax Jive, Zulu Soul, Xhosa, Zulu Disco, Kwela, Bump Jive, and Sotho Soul from the likes of Soweto Boys, Golden City Sisters and loads more. Essential!
    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...
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    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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    Floating Points summons his ensemble again for an album of sweeping, panoramic jazz and electronic passages entitled, 'Reflections - Mojave Desert'; finding the surroundings in the Californian desert offered a unique recording environment that led to the album's production. 'Reflections - Mojave Desert' is also soundtracks a short...
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    Superb compilation bringing together classics and rarities from the seminal spiritual jazz and conscious soul label Black Fire, covering 1975 to 1993. Features Theatre West’s powerful soul message ‘Children of Tomorrow’s Dreams’, the tracks include a Byard Lancaster recording with Tunde Kuboye’s Drummers Of Ibadan in Nigeria and Lon Moshe’s...
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    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!
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    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...
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    A much-needed reissue of 'Cosmic Music', originally self-released by Alice Coltrane in 1968 and later issued by Impulse!. The album features two tracks ('Manifestation' and 'Rev. King') performed by John Coltrane's legendary final quintet that were recorded in San Francisco, 1966 - plus two more ('Lord Help Me To Be' and...
    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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    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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    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!
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    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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    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.
    Acid Jazz founder Eddie Piller presents 'Jazz On The Corner Two' with a helping hand from actor and Jazz enthusiast Martin Freeman. Featuring stone-cold classics, new and old, from the likes of David Axelrod, Marlena Shaw, Les McCann, Eugene McDaniels, Kamasi Washington and more!
    Cult, UK jazz dance hero Paul Murphy teams up with BBE to deliver his first compilation on the label: a blazing selection of up-tempo, dancefloor-friendly jazz tunes on ‘The Jazz Room’. Features essential and less obvious music from the likes of Art Pepper, Art Ensemble of Chicago and more!
    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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    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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    "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!
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    Superb follow up to the essential 'Sweet As Broken Dates' and 'Synthesize the Soul', this gem, 'Two Niles to Sing a Melody' revives the enchanting harmonies, haunting melodies, and relentless rhythms of Sudan's brightest years, fully restored, remastered and packaged luxuriously in a triple LP gatefold and double CD bookcase to match the regal repute...
    Honest Jon’s launch a series of gospel-themed compilations, starting with a retrospective digging into the Gospel Roots label, an offshoot of Miami’s classic disco imprint T.K. Records. This excellent compilation, 'Christians Catch Hell: Gospel Roots 1976-79' compiles 18 tracks from the Gospel Roots label. 
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    Wicked compilation of late 90s / early 00s 'broken beat' classics from the West London scene! Features stone cold gems from the likes of 4hero, IG Culture, Domu, Daz-I-Kue and loads more!
    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...
    The third instalment of the Future Bubblers compilation! The programme, started by Brownswood founder, Gilles Peterson, has garnered a reputation of being at the forefront of cutting-edge music, having previously released tunes by artists such as Yazmin Lacey & Skinny Pelembe. This third volume continues the tradition of wonky soulful, electronic rhythms...
    Family Atlantica blend psychedelic highlife, steel-pan Ethio-funk, calypso, baião and equatorial jazz. 'Cosmic Unity' is the band's second, long-playing outing and features guest musicianship from Sun Ra's Arkestra member, Marshall Allen.
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    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,...
    Helmed by the O’Jays' Bobby Massey, Saru was a creative vortex that pulled Cuyahoga County’s greatest talent in, making a strong case for Cleveland to contend with Detroit, Philly, and Memphis as America’s soul music’s capital. This superb compilation features 25 utterly obscure and unknown gems from the Out of Sights, the Elements, Pandella...
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    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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    A definitive collection of classic hits from the incomparable Lloyd “King Jammy” James. One of Jamaica’s most prolific producers, Jammy has scored many genre defining hits and this collection presents them in fine style. It chronicles Jammy’s productions through the various styles and eras of reggae including his ground breaking hit “Under...
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