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    When the band Trees Speak, coming out of nowhere, released an exclusive one-off 100-pressing white label 45, described as CAN/NEU! meets LIQUID LIQUID, it sold out so quickly (in less than 30 mins) that Soul Jazz Records decided to release their album almost immediately. Soul Jazz Records rarely release new music but found the music of TREES SPEAK’s...
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    'Cyan' is the third full length LP from San Francisco Bay Area-based band The Seshen. Contmeporary R&B/electronic fusion. Fans of Hiatus Kaiyote to Thundercat should check!
    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!
    • 2×LP£19.99
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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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    On 'I Think I’m Good', the second full-length from Seattle-raised, Brooklyn-based drummer and composer, Kassa Overall, the fast-rising musician masterfully dissolves the barriers between hip hop and jazz music. Taking cues from Karriem Riggins, Madlib and Flying Lotus, Overall matches jazz improvisation with beatmaker ingenuity. He’s ambitious as...
    Wicked new collaboration between two heavy hitters from the jazz and house music world. Edinburgh based electronic producer Linkwood joins forces with pianist and composer Greg Foat, delivering an album of late night, experimental, post-club moods. Sublime mix of house, downtempo and ambient - HUGE recommendation from us!
    'Suddenly' is his most surprising and unpredictable Caribou album to date, dusted with catchy samples; traversing pop, house, disco and soul. Killer!
    Chicago drummer and composer Jeremy Cunningham lands on Northern Spy Records with 'The Weather Up There', his album featuring the cream of Chicago's jazz musicians: Cunningham formed a 'drum choir' for these recordings, comprised of close mentors and colleagues Mike Reed, Makaya McCraven, and Mikel Patrick Avery. Features Ben LaMar Gay, Jaimie Branch,...
    The London based ensemble, led by Tamar Osborn, delivered another essential album release for On The Corner. 'Continuation' is a "sublime work that converges fluently between modal jazz, spritual and afro-futurist dialogues." Essential!
    Hip-hop/jazz pianist Robert Glasper releases a new mixtape 'Fuck Yo Feelings'. Features contributions from Herbie Hancock, Yasiin Bey, Rapsody, Mick Jenkins, Denzel Curry, Andra Day, Terrace Martin, Bilal, Top Dawg’s SiR, Compton’s Buddy and more.
    Second album from grime/UK rap star Stormzy. 'Heavy is the Head' features guest spots from Aitch, Burna Boy, Ed Sheeran, Headie One, H.E.R., Tiana Major9 and YEBBA with production from Fred Gibson, Fraser T Smith, T-Minus and more.
    • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£21.99
      Limited gold vinyl edition
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    After two feverishly received albums as King Krule, plus another low-key outing under his own name, this extraordinarily gifted 25-year-old from Peckham in South London adds further depth and substance to his oeuvre with another wondrous long-player called ‘Man Alive!’. It arrives packed full of his trademark sonic ambition and compositional skill,...
    • LP + 7"£21.99
      Limited white vinyl edition inc. a 7" flexi-disc
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    Grimes releases her anticipated 'Miss Anthropocene' via 4AD. Includes the singles 'So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth' and 'Violence'. The album also features her collaborations with 潘PAN & i_o.
    • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£15.99
      Limited, translucent pink vinyl edition.
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    'Braziliance!' takes things back to the early heady days of Marcos' career with the bright and optimistic sound of Rio's Bossa Nova scene. It includes an instrumental version of 'Crickets Sing For Anamaria' or 'Os Grilos' in Portuguese, which would also be re-recorded with vocals. Though only in his early twenties at the time, 'Braziliance!' depicts...
    Tramp Records land with the tenth volume of their excellent 'Movements' series, covering a wide spectrum of genres: early Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Jazz, Latin-Soul, heavy James Brown-style Funk, and mid-70s pre-Disco. Features tracks from Frankie Greer Quartette, Phylis Hendricks, Herb Crawford Jazz Ensemble, The New Philadelphians and more.
    BBE focus in on Tabansi Studio Band's 'Wakar Alhazai Kano / Mus’en Sofoa' - four incredible slices of almost-undiscovered late-70s/early-80s Afrobeat magic!
    Featuring 26 unreleased and exclusive tracks from underground talent including Anthony Child (Surgeon), Ron Morelli, Laurel Halo, Octo Octa, Phase Fatale, Function, as well as Rrose and Silent Servant and legends Laetitia Sonami and Charlemagne Palestine.
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      A1 Rrose and James Fei – For Bass Clarinet 8.97 (Rrose Version)
      A2 Ron Morelli – Psychic Harms of Economic Deprivation
      A3 Laurel Halo – Dies Ist Ein
      B1 Anthony Child – Forced Compliance Behavior, Decision-Making And Effort
      B2 Not Waving – Human Disfunction
      B3 Charlemagne Palestine – drruuhhnnn innn duhh mooooohhnnn
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    **All vinyl formats currently sold out. We're taking pre-orders for the standard black vinyl repress due to arrive for the 6th March** UK jazz drummer Moses Boyd returns with 'Dark Matter', an album that explores the point where electronic music and jazz converge. Incredible stuff, featuring guest spots from the likes of Joe Armon Jones, Poppy Ajudha...
    Family Of Swede hail from Oakland, California and were originally formed at whilst in High School in the mid 1960s. They were originally known as The Epics and released one single 'We Are Made As One' on Bridge Town Records. It was during the 1970s that the band decided to change their name to Family Of Swede because the leader of the group was Swede...
    Let Drum Beat release their debut 'Lua Cheia' which celebrates the tradition of Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian music such as Maracatu, Congado Mineiro, Baião alongside contemporary and locally-influenced rhythms. Stunning, hypnotic release!
    First ever and long overdue official reissue of this long lost Nigerian disco classic from 1979. For fans of 5th Dimension, The Temptations, Hot Chocolate, Earth, Wind & Fire.
    Reissue of a Nigerian afro-beat classic, one that never really made it out the country at the time. This is the first ever and long overdue official reissue of this long lost afro beat classic from 1974. Haunting, commanding brass and farfisa organ driven soul, funk, rocksteady and rock crossover. Fela Kuti, Mixed Grill, Ofege, Witch, Zam Rock, Afro...
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    Official reissue of a psych-rock gem, a true "holy grail" record for fans of the genre, with originals exchanging for huge sums online. Two lengthy psychedelic space rock songs with jammy elements, For fans of Far East Family Band, Amon Düül II, Hawkwind , Tangerine Dream.
    Soul Jazz Records new ‘Apala: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70’ is the first ever collection of Apala music to be released outside of Nigeria. The album focusses on a wide selection of recordings made in Nigeria in the 1960s, a time when Apala music was at the height of its popularity. Apala is a deeply rhythmical, hypnotic and powerful musical...
    Al Kent, disco aficionado and founder of the Million Dollar Orchestra, returns to BBE with the sixth volume of his famed 'Disco Demands' compilation series. Rare, previously unreleased disco and dance-floor soul, with special disco-adjustments for this album by Al Kent himself!
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    Opulent, contemporary disco music for the 20s by legendary, euro-disco pioneer, Cerrone!
    • LP + CD£20.99
      Limited 'crystal' vinyl edition inc. CD version of the album. Gatefold sleeve.
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    Six lengthy, powerful and energetic tunes make up this superb album from US' finest pioneers of the contemporary Afrobeat groove - Antibalas!
    Third album outing for Steve Spacek via Henry Wu's Black Focus label! Another exemplary selection of futuristic, broken beat, house and electronic soul vibes!
    • LP + Download Code£16.99
      180g vinyl. Includes download card with 4 bonus tracks.
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    "In February 2010, the late, legendary musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron released his thirteenth, and last, studio album. First conceptualised in 2005, and ultimately produced by XL Recordings head Richard Russell during New York recording sessions that commenced in January 2008, 'I’m New Here' was Scott-Heron’s first album in thirteen years...
    Trüby Trio founder, Rainer Trueby presents 'Soulgliding' and compiles the smoother side of 2-step soul, boogie, modern soul and jazz. This collection spans several decades and features evocative classic from the likes of Ray & James, Patrice Rushen, Fifth Of Heaven, Cloud One and more!
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    Texan R&B singer Leon Bridges teams up with psychedelic wanderers Khruangbin on this lush, hallucinatory, dream collaboration!
    • 12" EP£13.99
      Limited orange vinyl edition
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    To mark the 10th anniversary of the release of 'I’m New Here', the 13th, and last, studio album from the legendary US musician, poet and author Gil Scott-Heron, acclaimed US jazz musician Makaya McCraven delivers a unique reinterpretation of the album.
    The dawning of the rock steady sound, late in 1966, eliminated the need for record producers to employ horn sections, a consequence of which was to significantly reduce studio costs. The development enabled a new generation of young, dynamic music makers to make a mark upon Jamaica’s recording industry and of these, few proved more successful or...
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    Debut CD release of the popular Sonia Pottinger-produced long-player showcasing the island’s biggest reggae hits of 1977, performed by some of Kingston’s finest talents. The original 10-track album is further bolstered by an additional 34 bonus tracks from the celebrated producer’s catalogue, all of which first saw issue in Jamaica from the...
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    Bongo Joe focus on the golden age of these island’s sounds. 16 tracks selected for the dancefloors! The two Portuguese-speaking African islands of Sao Tomé and Principe, located in the Gulf of Guinea, created an unique music called Puxa - a refined mixture of various musical components from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. A blend of Semba, Merengue,...
    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.
    Wicked experimental/electronic project from Mammal Hands members Nick Smart and Jordan Smart as Sunda Arc. Deep, hypnotic blend of electronics and acoustic elements, in the mould of Floating Point's live output. Recommended
    Squarepusher returns with the anticipated 'Be Up A Hello'. Returning to an arsenal of vintage analogue and digital hardware and gets his braindance back on. Fun!
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    LA jazz musician Dan Rosenboom approaches his 'Absurd In The Anthropocene' with abstract musicianship and virtuous experimentalism. The album's inspirations run the gamut from Miles Davis and Ornette Coleman to Frank Zappa.
    Ruby Rushton trumpeter and composer Nick Walters, returns to 22a with his second album for the label - a deep and spiritual journey into freeform jazz! "Active Imagination" brings together a collection of Nick's favourite musicians to collectively experiment and improvise. Featuring Ed Cawthorne (Tenderlonious) on flute and soprano sax, Mo Kolours on...
    Killer lebanese disco album reissued via BBE! Expect Moog-filled, heavy disco-funk tunes; swinging Beirut in full effect on this party-starting album - so good!
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    Rare live album from Ghanaian Disco legend Sidiku Buari, never before reissued and originally released in 1979. In-demand from collectors across the world - THE heavyweight Afro-Disco album!
    This album, originally recorded in 1963 and released in 1966, is the rarest of Sun Ra's self-released albums on his own El Saturn label. Only a handful of the original pressing still remain. The album was recorded during Sun Ra's New York residency, considered by many to be his richest period. This reissue preserves what has been a lost artefact from...
    Wicked soul / disco from LaRombé, out on Athens Of The North.
    The latest instalment from indie/pysch pioneers Tame Impala
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    The American version of the debut album by the Rolling Stones, originally subtitled but later officially called 'England's Newest Hit Makers'! Released by London Records on 30 May 1964, a month and a half after the British version.
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    • Original LP£50.00
      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original first press USA Vinyl, Cat no. PS375, vinyl great, minor age wear to sleeve

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    Too many classic tunes - imagine LA by the poolside, beautiful people, white lines and groovy music.
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      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original USA vinyl MCA RECORDS

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    Essential 70s jazz vocal fusion from the man. Original Jazz dance style.
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    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.
    One of a set of seminal heavyweight funky jazz albums recorded by George Duke in Europe for MPS in the mid-70s (released on Verve in the US). Tough, faultless fusion.
    All-star killer fusion album. Featuring Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, Ndugu, Johnny Guitar Watson and more. Seriously uplifting beautiful music!