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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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    ‘55 Year Old Daughter’: an uncompromising statement of intent. Only now has this (essential) extended mix - a simultaneously deconstructed avant-noise and devastating DJ weapon become available. Get your copy of this super limited edition etched white label 12!
    Killer reggae-disco/lovers rock version of the Chaka Khan classic, originally recorded by Yvonne Archer on a very collectible Virgo Stomach 12". Featured Jura Soundsystem dub and re-edit.
    Jan Schulte (aka Wolf Muller) drops his album debut as Bufiman, via Dekmantel, and has some fun exploring the realms of mid-tempo house music, dub, idiosyncratic techno with oddball tribal rhythms!
    **In case you missed this first time around, this killer release is back. Big SOTU recommendation!** South London songstress Lynda Dawn follows up her incredible debut track "Move", featured on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Bubblers 13, with this highly anticipated mini LP on Mndsgn's Akashik Records. With the help of SOTU favourite Al Dobson Jr on...
    Reissue of Kirk Reed's west-coast, blue-eyed soul groover that pays tribute to The Golden State through its imagery of sunshine and wide open roads - includes a killer Shawn Lee remix alongside the original version. OG copies of this one are in high-demand amongst collectors!
    Another amazing selection of cosmic disco gems via Naughty Rhythm Records. Vol. 2 in their Cosmic Discotheque series focuses on the AFRO side of the 70's Disco productions, featuring obscure, dance-floor fillers from the likes of M’BAMINA, SONGHOI BAND, TRIBE and many more.
    Destiny71z returns with his second EP for Eglo Records. A trip deep into the realm of jazzy electronic music exploration, drawing on the influences of house, techno, 2-step and electro!
    Two modern cuts from Paris-based, contemporary Afrobeat band, Batunga & The Subprimes, available for the first time on vinyl. Traditional African music with elements of latin, lazz, second line and rock.
    8-bit dub producer TAPES drops a limited 45 of medieval / dark-ages themed electronic mood pieces!
    Leeds based jazz troupe The Sorcerers, return with their second album for ATA Records. Bass clarinets, flutes, and esoteric percussion, alongside bass, guitar and drums deliver a tense, moody, 70's style library music soundtrack. Features a guest spot from SOTU favourite, Chip Wickham!
    Reissue of the debut album from Guiné Bissau 'big band' collective, Super Mama Djombo. Originally released in 1978.
    Back in limited stock.....Very rare early roots tune from Nora Dean, originally issued on Bullet in the U.K. in 1971, hard to find an original copy, so save yourself a few hundred quid on this limited 7". Backed with her killer tune "Angie La La".
    An anthology of rare material from US coldwave act Dark Arts spanning their early material (produced by the legendary Steve Albini) to some of their more contemporary output.
    "The inventive record producer and vocalist Lee 'Scratch' Perry was involved in every musical shift of note in his native Jamaica, from the rhythm and blues that pre-dated the arrival of ska in the early 1960s through the slower and more spacious rocksteady style that appeared mid-decade and, of course, the frenetic sound of reggae, which he helped...
    Like an early John Cooper Clarke on Batpoem (although from Liverpool not Manchester ...)'Poetry collective' produced by John Peel!
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    SORRY- SOLD OUT IN ONE HOUR!!!!Woooah! JUST LANDED - will sell out fast! Trees Speak sounds like GERMAN KRAUTROCK meets NO WAVE/POST-PUNK bomb! Think CAN/NEU! meets LIQUID LIQUID! TREES SPEAK!!! Coming out of nowhere this is a MONSTER white label 7" WORLD EXCLUSIVE to Sounds of the Universe and only 100 copies printed! DO NOT MISS OUT - one per...
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    Jarrod Lawson dons his Orpheus guise to deliver "a beautiful, bewitching, viby brew of acoustic & electronic elements, featuring lush, soulful vocal textures and elegant melodies." Stunning release!
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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!
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    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!
    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.
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    "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
    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..