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    South London's Wu-Lu presents his new cassette, "Ginga" cassette featuring the likes of Stones Throw's MNDSGN, the uber talented Andrew Ashong and singer songwriter Binisa Bonner Wu-Lu takes the off-kilter brilliance of J Dilla's hip-hop, ounces of psychedelic guitar music and a lo-fi aesthetic and churns it into something completely...
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    Debut release from Los Angeles quartet, Improject. Two cuts of instrumental funk. 'Ground Coffee' is a downtempo jam whilst 'Steppin' hits the mid-tempo groove with an ounce of bounce.
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    New material from hero of the New Orleans soul history, most notable known for his work with The Meters and Allen Toussaint! 
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    Indian Style Heavy Funk! Orignal vinyl copy
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    Reissue of this super rare, South African jazz album, performed by Tete Mbambisa and Duku Makasi in this 1969 studio recording! 
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    It's a classic ...Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
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    It's Christmas time! Well, almost, but to ease you into the tradition, Sharon Jones (in the style of the late, great James Brown) releases festive funk and seasonal soul including an accompaniment from her little helpers, The Dap-Kings. 
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    Honey Soundsystem / Dark Entries issue this previously unrelased gem from legendary Hi NRG pioneer, Patrick Cowley! 'Kickin' In' is a propulsive electronic disco bullet backed with two oddball, sleazy electronic / rock experiments. Essential! 
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    Classic reggae album from 1968!  
    The second 12" single released from Ata Kak's 1993 cassette release, Obaa Sima.
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    Brazilian nu-bossa artist Sabrina gets the heavy disco treatment from from Ashely Beadle. Operating under his Afrikanz On Mars guise, Beadle adds lavish percussion, sweeping synths and a slinky bassline. Ace. 
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    Numero Group draw attention to the first punk record label, Ork Records, conceived in 1975 in New York. Terry Ork, a film-obsessed fugitive of Warhol’s Factory set pulled a damaged new rock music style from the grime of CBGBs, resulting in debut 45s by Television and Richard Hell, as well as landmark recordings by the Feelies, Lester Bangs...
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    Hit+Run give a vinyl release to the debut Mono/Poly album (originally released in 2010). 'Paramatma', is a mix of dub-step beats, astral soundscapes, Eastern philosophy, Metaphysics, and politics. This long player has a range of sound that is as cohesive as it is open to experimentation - a real musical journey.
    Massive second full-length drop from Swindle, landing on Butterz! Peace and Love is the result of a Swindle’s experiences touring globally over the past two years. 
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    Beat Mosaic is a hard hitting California soul and rare funk/groove band. With a classic funk sound - comparisons to the Meters and the J.B's are inevitable.  This eight-piece weave a tapestry of styles into a seamlessly organic and natural grooves. Two vocal breakbeat gems on this neat 7".
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    This is the first trio album from Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) and it is also one of the first African jazz productions, recorded in Johannesburg in 1960. Released here for the first time on CD, the disc also includes the long available album 'Jazz Epistle - Verse 1' featuring Hugh Masekela.
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    Highly recommended head nod Hip Hop with Jay Dee production.
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    A genuine lost and unreleased full-length LP from one of the most mysterious figures of early Italian electronic sound and library music!
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    The second installment in FaltyDL's vinyl-only, edit series - following up his 'Umi Says' edit. "River Girl' flips a Jets classic while 'Do You Box?' is an original production that, up until now, has only lurked on dubplate...
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    Levantis is the semi-mysterious alias of a well-known UK producer. 'Romantic Psychology 1' is his album debut under that name (following an EP in 2013 for Will Bankhead's The Trilogy Tapes label) that treads the depths of murky, lo-fi techno and experimental house music. 
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    Reissue of this classic, braindance / breakcore moment from Venetian Snares! 
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    ** Limited Edition - Transparent Orange Vinyl ** 14KT's "Solid Gold Sevens" series starts off with a flyer! Turning D'Angelo's cover of Prince's "She's Always In My Hair" into a mid-tempo two stepper! Includes the instrumental version on the flip.
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    The perfect summation of the flamboyant talent of Little Richard, the true king of rock ‘n’ roll. These songs, including his first earthshaking hits, were released as singles in the United States but were also later issued by the London label in the U.K on seven EPs with two tracks to each side. Also includes a 16-page booklet with rare...
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    Amazing value 3 CD set comprising all Johnny Cash’s releases on the Sun label (singles and albums) plus all the A and B sides of his singles for Columbia from this period. In total, an 81 tracks overview of the key years of Cash’s early career featuring a host of classic songs.
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    J. Young recorded two 45rpm singles for James Reese' Najma label some time in the late 1960s. Both releases are extremenly hard to find nowadays, and even better, both are of sheer quality! 
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    BBE present the two other key records that have Rim Kwaku Obeng a cult figure for lovers of both African music and ‘disco’ in its widest sense. 'Too Tough', a superb three track EP from 1982, originally on Sum-Sum Records, was credited to Rim and Kasa, whilst he issued the cracking 12” I’m Not Going To Let You Go as Rim And The...
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    Two deep and dubbed out reggae tinged organ numbers.
    Wanda Jackson leaves her wild rockabilly past behind on these two hard to find 1962 country albums. Her singing style, often accompanied by strings and chorus as well as Buddy Emmons’ pedal steel, set the template for future stars such as Tammy Wynette. Two original LPs on one CD plus 6 bonus tracks with a detailed 16-page booklet 
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    Ahnnu's two cassette albums for Leaving are now packaged into this double-LP offering. 'World Music' and 'Perception' are explorations and experiments based around culture and environment. These avant-garde works are the realisation of this approach.
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    JD Twitch (of Optimo Music ) has put together this exemplary selection of post-punk nuggets from the 'DIY' era - an innovative, risky and expressive motion that happened after the incendiary punk years. Amongst the more successful acts in this period, such as Throbbing Gristle, Scritti Politti and The Buzzcocks, there were a few bands that did not experience...
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    One of the most outstanding performers on the Chess label, which released the album “Down and Out Blues” in 1959, Sonny Boy Williamson’s urgent vocals and inventive harmonica technique marked him out as a true master of the blues who always sang it like he meant it. He’s backed here by other Chess stable stars – Muddy Waters,...
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    Original German vinyl pressing. Reduced because has surface (only) scratches - plays great
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    Deep jazz on ECM. Original vinyl
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    Five years after 'How It Should Sound: Vol. 1 & 2', Damu celebrates the anniversary with 'Vol. 3'. Featuring tracks from 2003 - 2008, this sequel is a combination of the artist's influences, his challenge to the craft and a reflection of his developing record collection. Instrumental hip-hop that knocks, swings and grooves with timeless appeal.
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    Damu The Fudgemunk continues the fifth year anniversary celebrations of  'How It Should Sound: Vol. 1 & 2' with 'Vol. 4'. This LP features eleven instrumental tracks from 2003 - 2006. This is an essential insight into the formative years of Damu's craft.
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    'Vol. 5' of 'How It Should Sound' by Damu The Fudgemunk arrives as part of the fifth year anniversary celebrations of  'Vol. 1 & 2'. All of the tracks on this album are from the years 2004 to 2007. In total we are treated to ten unheard and unreleased instrumentals from this crucial era for the producer. This is instrumental hip-hop...
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    Brian Ellis turns in a killer eight track album of modern instrumental funk. The world, history and vibe of funk are all incorporated into 'In The Dark'. Fans of Dam-Funk, JD73, Scritti Politti and Prince will instantly appreciate this record. It is all here from synth jams to groove bombs and more. Omega Supreme with a gem!
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    w/ Bob James, Grover Washington, Randy Brecker, Ralph MacDonald and more.
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    ** Black / Gold Splatter Vinyl ** Damu The Fudgemunk returns for a second batch of sought after instrumentals from his back catalogue including rarities, unreleased compositions, archived demos and fan favorites.
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    Nicole Willis' collaborators drop an album of brass-led funk and percussive disco nuggets! 'Soul Groove' featues guests such as Jimi Tenor! 
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    Non Phixion drop this boxed vinyl version of "The Future Is Now". This limited edition box set includes "The Future Is Now" album on 3 LPs, and a 7-inch record of a previously unreleased Large Professor produced song from the original "TFIN" sessions. 
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    Veteran DJ, John Morales is one of the originators of the extended mix. Here he supplies his signature disco / boogie / synth treatment to several tracks from Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One's collaborative album Tuxedo. 'Watch The Dance' & 'Watch the Dub', b/w 'Right Time' and 'So Good' get the trademark M+M mix treatment.
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    ** Clear Vinyl ** Killer line-up of remixers on this well packaged 12". Kaytranada drops funky breaks, Battlecat rocks the dancefloor with synth squiggles and loads of groove whilst Jean Tonique takes things in a summery Balearic direction.
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    This killer debut album is Boom Bap hip hop to the core featuring beats by Marco Polo (Executive Producer), DJ Premier, Kev Brown, Jake One, The Doppelgangaz, BeatWyze and guest appearances from Prince Po, Rah Digga, Torae, Hannibal Stax and more.
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    w/ funky Mr Fats and pretty deep Tritonis
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    Second installmet in the 'Raw Silk' series sees a truly international line-up drop a fine selection of modern disco, funk, boogie and electro grooves. Top notch offerings from Loose Shus, Nomad, First Touch, Superstructure and others.
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    Second-hand paperback
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    Second-hand paperback
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    Second-hand hardback no dustjacket , ex-library, has stamps
    • Original Book (800g)£15.00
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