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    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...
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    This is the first in Soul Jazz Records’ new series of one-off pressings of limited-edition 1000 copies vinyl-only releases of Afro-funk/Afro-beat exact-replica, super-rare albums that were previously only ever released in Nigeria. The series starts with Kollington Ayinla’s celebrated 1978 album ‘Blessing,’ a rare lost classic of Nigerian Fuji...
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    Rare roots 7" originally released in 1978 produced by Marcus Reid, with great bongo led instrumental on the flip. Limited edition of 300 only..
    New roots steppers cut from Tena Stelin produced by Dubby Ambassah and Robert Sanchez with version on the B-side.
    Killer new ska double AA side from Alpheus with a joyful uptempo plea to rudies everyway to get on up..Produced by top Spanish producer Roberto Sanchez.
    Strong new roots rhythm from Spanish producer Roberto Sanchez with vocalist's Bernardo El Tranquilo & Empress Hoosk on a version each plus two dubs. Check it..
    'Max Brown' is a soulful, swinging cypher of lyrical soloing by guitarist Parker with saxophonist Josh Johnson and trumpeter Nate Walcott, held down by the rhythm section of Jamire Williams and bassist/co-producer, Paul Bryan. Stunning!
    Awesome 20 track ska collection from Japan featuring 11 unreleased & alternative takes from the vaults of the late great Prince Buster. With sleevenotes by Steve Barrow. Don't Miss..
    Vampi Soul focus on a small musical scene that emerged in the early 80s in Montevideo, Uruguay. A very unique sound was developed within the narrow boundaries of the capital by just a small group of very talented artists; singer-songwriting, jazz fusion and experimental music converged, resulting in ethereal vocal arrangements with traditional acoustic...
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    Omar S is back with this killer, double-header! A-side is based around the classic sample "I cant quite understand, she left me for another man" from classic Larry Heard / Robert Owens production 'Donnie' as The It! On the flip 'SUV's aka Fat Ass Mobiles' is another string-led relentless house groove.
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    Kalahari Oyster Cult reissue some timeless music from Belgian duo, Brain Pilot. Futuristic techno, timeless melodies and beat patterns influenced by the 'IDM' tradition. Think classic B12 / Stasis with the crunch of Tri Rep era Autechre!
    Another batch of killer breaks from the crates. Tough drums ready for sampling and the working DJs!
    Bass-heavy, rude boy techno moves from Xantrax backed with an exclusive fix from the one and only Addison Groove!
    Antonio's 2-step / UKG classic 'Hyperfunk', from 1998, gets the necessary reissue treatment via from Dark Grooves Records!
    The massively talented Stellar Om Source is back on Dekmantel, bringing some of her fresh, frenetic and wild techno styles. Ace!
    Afrosynth focuses on six songs by South African disco star, Kamazu, spanning his career from 1986 to 1997: two of his biggest hits, ‘Korobela’ and ‘Indaba Kabani’, two more obscure songs from his catalogue, ‘Victim’ and ‘Why’, and two tracks from his kwaito comeback, ‘Mjukeit’ and ‘Atikatareni’. Big release!
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    Deeply experimental and meditatives field recordings with dub techno themes from the exhaustive archive of cult producer, Muslimgauze.
    A compilation of works by Peruvian composer and musician Miguel Flores. "Lorca: Lost Tapes (1989-1991)" recovers recordings made for stage works inspired by the life and work of the great Spanish playwright Federico García Lorca. It is an atmospheric and minimalist album, where we find flamenco airs, Andean and Afro-Peruvian sounds, vocal experimentation...
    Verstatile, Berceuse Heroique and Unthank records regular Benoit B releases and album of oddball, dreamy, Compass Point studios-inspired, Balearic/new wave goodness for Into The Light. Turn on, tune in etc, etc...
    Forest Drive West follows up on that KILLER release for Whities with an EP of heavy dub techno dread, release via cult label, Echocord!
    5 track EP from Manchester based DJ and producer Werkha. With previous releases on Tru Thoughts, Werkha makes a welcome return on First Word Records with his own unique blend of electronics, broken beat, soul and jazz. Tip!
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    Two minimal synth/coldwave gems from the Belgian underground in the early 80s! Killer, killer release via Stroom!
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    New Dawn reissue of the fantastic and in-demand Guinea-Bissau album 'Tustumunhos Di Aonti...' by Zé Manel & 2M G-B! Originally released in 1982.
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    Daniel Lopatin, aka Oneohtrix Point Never, scores the soundtrack to the Safdie brothers’ highly successful feature starring Adam Sandler, 'Uncut Gems'.
    Vocal lead from US gospel group, Modulations, releases a deep soul stepper take on the Rockie Robbins hit from 1980.
    Big money tune from the Pioneers, a-side was only released in England on 7" on the Attack label as by the "Soul Directions" in 1970. George Dekker on lead vocal on both sides.
    "Fight Against Babylon" was originally released 1975 in two different mixes, here is the original mix, the "flying cymbal" mix can be found on the UK Torpedo 7"
    Back in stock...Super deep roots from the late Barry Brown but King Tubby's dubplate mix is the killer! full of heavy echo and reverbed to the max. BUY BUY !! DON'T LET THIS GO....Comes with heavy reproduction of original card sleeve
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    Melody and part of the lyrics for this great Heptones masterpiece were borrowed from Ricky Nelson's song from 1963 "It's Up To You" and transferred into Lee Perry's Black Ark reggae style. First time ever released on 7"
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    Busty Brown's early reggae cover of the 1964 Temptations hit "My Girl" with the Upsetters instrumental on flip side
    From Dennis Brown's great LP "Visions", first time released on 7", along with it's killer dub version.
    Great new roots album from Irregular Roots based in Zaragoza, Spain featuring six strong vocal cuts with their dubs on the flip side on the vinyl. Produced by Roberto Sanchez, check it!
    Originally released in 1981 on Black Roots label owed by fellow African Brother singer Sugar Minott. Strong deep roots set featuring "All Who Gone" with extended dub, "Rocky Road" "Working Man Song" and more..
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    With its killer drum break and sweet piano arrangement courtesy of Zelpha Wells, "Price Of Love" stands as a manifesto of Harvey Gates' musical vision, which was clearly ahead of its time; the song, written in 1978, give us a glimpse of what was to come in the following decades. This record retains a large crossover appeal, and will fit well into the...
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    Manchester based band Baked A La Ska wicked hypnotic relick of the late night BBC shipping forecast theme with a underwater dub from analog master Al Breadwinner..Check it.
    KILLER new book! An oral history of the UK’s soundsystem culture, featuring interviews with MALA, Dennis Bovell, SKREAM, Youth, Norman Jay, Krust, Dego (4 Hero), Jumpin Jack Frost, Adrian Sherwood, and many others. In the years following the arrival of the Windrush generation, the UK’s soundsystem culture would become the most important influence...
    Two classic early 80s roots reggae cuts "Hard Times" & "Gun Fever" from Pablo Gad both with strong dubs, clean pressing
    For any female to make their mark in the male dominated music industry, prolonged success has always been a struggle, and back in the Sixties and Seventies, the challenge was even greater. Yet in this harsh environment, Sonia Pottinger proved time and again that talent and determination could overcome almost any obstacle, remaining one of Jamaica’s...
    Texan 3 piece, psych-funk outfit Khruangbin's live concert from Lincoln Hall. Includes their 90's West Coast hip-hop medley!
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    Making his debut appearance on Roots Garden Skari is a versatile & talented young vocalist hailing from Mandeville in the central hills of Jamaica. His sweet vocal tones and singjay style deliver a heartfelt & militant message as he outlines the injustices of Jamaica's land tax and corrupted socio-political system….."the country down in the wrong...
    Linval ThompsonThe Trojan Dancehall Albums CollectionFt. Barrington Levy, Scientist, The Viceroys & Tristan PalmaDoctor Bird
    At the close of the 1970s, a new, strident style of reggae developed that by the close of the year had supplanted the roots sound, continuing to dominate Jamaica’s musical landscape through to the mid-Eighties: dancehall. Few producers embraced the genre with more skill than Linval Thompson, who between 1982 and 1983 delivered four superb dancehall...
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    Reissue of the drum hero’s classic 1963 album! Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, during November and December 1961. The Jazz Messengers’ 11th Blue Note album. Featuring the classic Messengers line-up of Freddie Hubbard (trumpet/flugelhorn), Wayne Shorter (tenor), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Cedar Walton (piano) and Jymie...
    Reissue of one of the rarest and most sought after arabic disco records! A. Mislayene's 'El Fen', from 1976, is an eastern influenced disco masterpiece. Official, remastered reissue!
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    Tom Moulton mix on “Free Man” was an original feature of the album and is considered one of the first proto-house records. More Philly splendor here from 1973 with “We’re On The Right Track” co-written and co-produced by Norman Harris.
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    Two killer dance-floor cuts taken from The Mighty Mocambos' album, '2066'. Amazing afro-funk DJ tools, available on a 7" for the first time.
    Expansion reissue Halo's 'Let Me Do It', a rare and extremely classy soul/boogie track from 1981, largely unknown at the time but becoming progressively sought after. Original copies have sold at between $1500 and $2000!
    For the first time on 12” single! Two incredible Curtis Mayfield written songs beautifully delivered by the great Patti Jo and mixed by Tom Moulton. What more do you need? Absolute perfection!
    Gilles Peterson launches his label Arc Records with a reissue of cult record “Musica Infinita” by Mexican drummer and composer Tino Contreras. A stunning, psychedelic, experimental jazz fusion record, originally released in 1978.
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    Debut vinyl release for the mighty TNT Roots on the excellent Bokeh Versions label. 'Raw Dub Creator' is a collection of TNT Roots' finest productions, exploring unique, rawkus underground dub music that's guaranteed to cause murderation in the dance!!!
    Part 1 of a double album, ‘Special Edition Part 1’, comprises of six tracks of which ‘Raleigh Twenty’, ‘Trickle Down’ and ‘Six-Eight Instrumental’ were written and recorded undercover at the band’s Wellington studio, BAYS, while the other tracks; ‘Special Edition, ‘Kamo Kamo’, and ‘OneFourteen’, have all been developed and...
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