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    BACK IN PRINT!!! The ESSENTIAL book about Voguing featuring 200+ photographs, interviews and text on the LEGENDS of the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92. Introductory essay is by Tim Lawrence, author of the seminal music books: 'Life and Death on The New York Dance Floor',‘Love Saves the Day: A History of American dance music culture,...
    Prince BusterAfrica - Islam - RevolutionA Rock Steady & Reggae Manifesto 1966-72Earth Sound
    Just back in stock... CD only compilation from Earth Sound Records of Prince Buster's late 60s early 70s militant early roots recordings. 12 tracks featuring "Earthquake" "Message To The Black Man" "Sata Masa Gana" "Seven Wonders Of The World" and many more. Superb sleeve notes on fold out digipak case. Prince of peace not a prince of war! Listen...
    **Ships for 17th July** Private-label gem originally released in 1976, Manfredo Fest's 'Brazilian Dorian Dream' drew upon the influences of Brazilian rhythms,+ USA jazz and funk in a radical and new way. Add to this Manfredo Fest’s visionary use of Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, Arp and Moog synthesizers (plus a whole load of effects units), makes for...
    "Khruangbin has always been multilingual, weaving far-flung musical languages like East Asian surf-rock, Persian funk, and Jamaican dub into mellifluous harmony. But on its third album, it’s finally speaking out loud. Mordechai features vocals prominently on nearly every song, a first for the mostly instrumental band. It’s a shift that rewards the...
    • 13 TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE ON CD• INCLUDES 6 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDINGS• THE ALBUM’S FIRST GLOBAL REISSUE ON CD Originally released by Creole Records in 1978, “Roots, Rock Reggae” primarily served as a showcase vehicle for the most recent productions of Phil Mathias and his Big Phil label. Comprising 14 tracks of the highest...
    • FIRST OFFICIAL RE-ISSUE OF THE ICONIC ALBUM ON CD• MOST TRACKS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DIGITALLY• SLEEVE NOTES BY LEE PERRY BIOGRAPHER, DAVID KATZ Released in 1972, the Junior Byles single ‘Beat Down Babylon’ provided one of the clearest indications to dateof the impending roots sound that would soon dominate reggae. The immense popularity...
    Foat has become a versatile mainstay in UK jazz through an acclaimed series of albums on Jazzman and Athens Of The North, moving from soul-jazz workouts to library music to cinematic, haunting compositions and pastoral acid folk. ‘Symphonie Pacifique’ goes expansive and widescreen, building a lush soundscape using choral textures, harp and tubular...
    Author Tim Lawrence (Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, Hold on to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene) compiles 'Love Saves the Day: A History Of American Dance Music Culture 1970-1979'. Part 2 (of 2) focuses on this important decade of American music, featuring music from the likes of Willie Hutch, Charles Earland, Edgar...
    For lovers of the Roots era in Jamaican music 1971-1975. The 'No No No' song will be forever linked to Big Youth's massive hit for Gussie Clarke - 'Screaming Target'. Much later most of us discovered the original vocal cut was by KC White. Most of us also assumed it was produced by the man. But then it turns out that Gussie was into serioustrading of...
    Leroy Duncann is back again! Channelling heavy, library music vibes, b-boy breaks and hard, soundtrack style funk! Tough breakbeats and haunting arrangements Alan Hawkshaw style for the fans of Portishead through to Adrian Younge - check! Limited white label edition. Hand-numbered copies of only 300 copies.
    Keith Rowe is the Keith of Keith And Tex. They had a massive hit with 'Stop That Train' produced by Derrick Harriott. That was the Rock Steady era. By the mid-seventies Keith was solo and did a nice recut of 'Tonight' recorded in America and produced by himself.A move back to Jamaica - connected him up with Lee Perry. Old Scratch was making a name for...
    'Inner City Review' by George Semper is the thrid release to land on Gilles Peterson’s ARC label, the first full re-issue of the songwriter and musician’s ultra rare 1973 compilation!
    Hip hop production hero Madlib and rapper Oh No collaborate as The Professionals on their self-titled album. Marking their first full length album as The Professionals, the album mixes Madlib’s production with Oh No’s rapping, alongside cameos from Chino XL, Elzhi, and Adub.
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    Reissue of this sought-after ambient techno masterpiece from Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton under their Global Communication. Originally released in 1993 'Pentamerous Metamorphosis' is a companion/remix album of UK shoegaze/indie band Chapterhouse's 'Blood Music' album. Global Communication's version, however, pays little attention to the original...
    • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£27.99
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      • Limited edition of 2500 individually numbered copies pressed on translucent blue marbled vinyl
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    Reissue of this bittersweet, soulful dancer, 'Big Mistake', from Ohio's Brenda Jones that's been in HUGE demand since it's rare Mercury records release in 1974. Inc. her funky anthem 'Super Stroke'.
    New roots vocal cut on the "Dreader Than Dread" riddim produced by Linval Thompson and mixed by Roberto Sanchez.
    Coming by the way of Lloyd Norris' supreme 'Magnum Force' label is the killer roots revive by the late Edi Fitzroy named 'Bad Boy'. Originally voiced in 1981 at King Tubby's studio over the recognisable 'Money Money' version with the backing weight of The Aggrovators. Friend and mentor in the business Striker Lee gave the riddim to Norris who was had...
    Reissue of this sought after, UK ambient techno masterpiece from Global Communication's Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton as Reload. Originally released on Creation records' electronic offshoot Infonet in 1993. Incredible album!
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      • Limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies pressed on yellow vinyl
      • Inc. a copy of original 24-page booklet with introduction and short stories written by Dominic Fripp.
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    Great new vocal cut on the "Mr Bassie" riddim produced by Roberto Sanchez and Linval Thompson.
    Black Ark In Dub is another piece of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s limitless musical puzzle. "Featuring a bedrock of deep and heavy rhythms recorded at the Black Ark just before its demise, Black Ark In Dub features bass heavy spooky dub deconstructions of ‘Jah Love Is Sweeter’, ‘Ethiopia’, ‘Lion A De Winner’, ‘Open The Gate’, ‘Guideline,’...
    Produced by Roy Ayers, Rick Holmes' mesmerising spoken word provides a conscious narrative to this stunning jazz-funk groove. Originally released via Uno Melodic offshoot, Gold Mink Records, in 1981. Official reissue!
    Another serious heavy duty roots tune from KC. If he had made more tunes like this he would have been a major reggae star. This one as got the lot - militant reality lyrics. A great Wailers style rhythm. And some great vocals from KC sung with great passion. What people must remember about this era - is that the amount of music coming out was so much...
    Welcome return of Jamaican 80s dancehall singer Half Pint, produced by Linval Thompson & Roberto Sanchez.
    Black Ark Vol. 2 is another piece of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s limitless musical puzzle. "It’s a bedrock of deep and heavy rhythms recorded around Jamaica =just before the demise of Perry’s famed Black Ark Studio. Black Ark Vol. 2 is the follow up album to the acclaimed Black Ark In Dub that unsurprisingly for an Upsetter release, took a different...
    Transition East features two intense, spiritual jazz pieces created by the hugely-talented Angel Bat Dawid in response to Emma Warren's superb 'Make Some Space' book, chronicling the history of London DIY music institution, Total Refreshment Centre.
    Reissue of this KILLER, 1988, gospel-boogie tune from cult US group, Enlightment!
    RemarksThis tune was Recorded at Harry J. The Africans - were a duo - Keith Simms and Winston Palmer. Over the years another singer joined the group, Patrick Green, but the foundation was Keith and Winston. 'Cock Mouth, Kill Cock' is a slow heavy skank featuring it seems Now Gen on rhythm. The title and the lyrics concern themselves with braggers and...
    New roots vocal cut from Luciano on the "Dreader Than dread" riddim produced by Linval Thompson and mixed by Roberto Sanchez.
    Walyn (Wallen or affectionally known as 'Pacey") hails from Clarendon, Jamaica. Growing up with Everton Blender they founded their his first youth band called "Everton & The Blenders" and for years played and sang on the northcoast circuit of Jamaica in hotels of the tourist strongholds. Back in 1978 a young "Pacey" recorded 'Jah Is My Light' at Channel...
    Limited repress of rare 80s roots dancehall album from one of the most underrated singers Horace Martin, featuring updated classic rhythms as "Real Rock" "Stalag" "Danger In Your Eyes"
    Deep, old school NYC house pioneer, Rheji Burrell, of Nu Groove's Burrell Bros., revives his NY House'N Authority guise, returning with an EP of killer house music tracks for Running Back!
    Deep, old school NYC house pioneer, Rheji Burrell, of Nu Groove's Burrell Bros., revives his The Utopia Project guise, returning with an EP of killer house music tracks for Running Back!
    Having spent time recording in Nairobi, these eight artists from the UK, Kenya and Uganda have explored 'new tangents' in soul music. Electronic and organic, this volume features contributions from K15, Lynda Dawn, Maxwell Owin, Joe Armon-Jones with Xenia Manasseh, BesKept and Labdi.
    The complete works, including newly discovered recordings, by South Carolinian funk/soul bandleader James Reese, producer as ambitious as he was talented.Sourced from rare 45s and multi-track master tapes, 'Wait For Me: The Complete Works 1967-1972' presents both issued and recently-rediscovered songs in the full-length format, in a cohesive set that...
    • New 2×LP 180g Collectors Edition£49.99
      Deluxe gatefold 2xLP with obi strip + download card
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      Inc. a bonus CD of alternate versions and booklet with extensive liner notes.
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    Reissue of 'III' by Nashville combo, Magic In Threes!Killer release that has a vibe that would even fit comfortably next to classic KPM or De Wolfe library releases from the mid 70’s, just as well as the likes of Khruangbin. Awesome release!
    Spiritual, cosmic jazz masterpiece from the legendary troupe, Oneness Of Juju. Originally released via Strata-East in 1974.
    IIkebe Shakedown drop 'Asa-Sa / Pepper' and seamlessly blend the raw emotion and passion of ‘70s African funk with the rousing horns and rhythmical bounce of American soul music! Killer single!
    Black Ark In Dub is another piece of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s limitless musical puzzle. "Featuring a bedrock of deep and heavy rhythms recorded at the Black Ark just before its demise, Black Ark In Dub features bass heavy spooky dub deconstructions of ‘Jah Love Is Sweeter’, ‘Ethiopia’, ‘Lion A De Winner’, ‘Open The Gate’, ‘Guideline,’...
    Released on Greensleeves in 1990 to glowing reviews ‘Blowing With The Wind’ went on to be Pablo’s most successful album since the seventies. The mix of nyahbinghi drumming and hardcore steppers was embraced big time by the new age sound-system culture bringing Pablo’s far east sound to a whole new audience. A successful tour of Japan followed...
    First time on vinyl! Reissue of 'It's You', her 1988 tune that was adopted by the jazz dance and soul scene in the mid-90s.
    Delights on a roll with this absolute killer release from SimfOnyx! Heavy, heavy library music style breakbeat business with an atmospheric mood that totally nails the 70s, low-budget horror vibe!
    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!
    Reissue of this massively rare and hugely sought-after modern soul dancer from 1981!
    Reissue of this rare crossover soul gem originally recorded in 1980 at Omega Studios in Chicago - one for the dancers!
    This music project grew up with the idea to build a selection of some of the best tracks of the great Eugene 'Yonachak' Cline, genius producer, multi-instrumentist and singer from St Lucia.A side opening track Too Much Confusion is a Deep & Obscure Roots Suffering track recorded back in the mid-70's. It receive now, for the first time, an instrumental...
    The 5th release on Italian label Dig This Way, featuring singer Keithus I and roots band The Royal Horses. Dub version mixed by Roberto Sanchez. Issued in drawn paper picture sleeve.
    Recorded at Federal and released in 1973. And featuring Inner Circle on rhythm . They provide a sound that comes very close to the Now Gen sound. Which was the main band at Federal studios during this time. Stare McCallum is the producer on this tune. This is another great song from The Africans. For lovers of the Country style - it is actually a must....
    This absolutely scorching double sider is a must have for 80s reggae connoisseurs. TRS bring you that signature voice and one of Jamaica's cornerstone singers Gregory Isaacs with "Disrespectful Woman". On the reverse side TRS are extremely happy to finally fulfil one of their most requested of songs to reissue "Pull Over" by John Daygo. Produced and...
    Experimental hip hop vibes from A$AP Rocky producer, Clams Casino!
    Nebulous, electronic music experiments from Beatriz Ferreyra who has been at the forefront of electroacoustic music composition since 1963 when she joined the Groupe de Recherches Musicales as one of Pierre Schaeffer’s research assistants. She is one of very few composers still performing who was instrumental at the beginning of Schaeffer’s theories...