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    VERY LIMITED SPECIAL VINYL EDITION COMES WITH FREE 7" + DOWNLOAD!!! 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 - one for sale on Discogs now at £400!) that Soul Jazz Records decided to release their...
    It's the bomb! Just landing! Release date brought forward! WILL SELL OUT!! Don't miss out! Comet Is Coming band leader Shabaka is back with The Ancestors on 'We Are Sent Here By History', follow-up to their 2016 breakout, 'Wisdom of Elders'. "The more urgent, unrelenting and darker feel of the album reflects its social commentary set the context...
    From the man who played trombone on the all time classic Studio 1 anthem "Real Rock" comes forward with the long over due reissue of his first solo album originally released in 1980 by Joe Gibbs. Produced by Errol Thompson and featuring eight tracks of tuff rockers rhythms, two Don Drummond covers plus a medley of "Real Rock & Fiddler Rock" Very hard...
    Back in stock! KILLER, ultra rare, super loud disco two-sider from the brilliant Athens of the North label.
    Anticipated album release, produced by Flying Lotus and Thundercat himself, features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole and Zack Fox.
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      Limited edition 140g picture disc LP housed in a 6mm spine gatefold sleeve with gold foil detail and OBI strip. Download card included.
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      140g clear vinyl LP housed in a 6mm spined gatefold sleeve with gold foil detail and OBI strip. Download card included.
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    BACK IN PRINT!!!!! Holy Grail deep disco from Des Moines, Iowa! Solid unforgiving driving funky disco, flipped with a crazy Funkadelic style stoner funk rock. Massive collectors piece! Totally ESSENTIAL!
    Two great slabs of Jamaican funk from Lee Perry's Upsetters, recorded in 1970..can your speakers handle it? won't be around long...
    Killer U.K. Roots 12" originally released in 1983 on Inner Light. Very hard to find an original, three figure sum..wicked horns led roots with full discomix plus dub on the flip. Black generic sleeve has sticker with band photo from the time...Don't miss!
    New material from key, UK soul music voice, Yazmin Lacey. 'Morning Matters' features appearances from Femi Koleoso and Ife Ogunjobi of Ezra Collective, plus jazz protege Moses Boyd.
    Stunning third album from Compost records regulars, Web Web! Killer widescreen, cinematic, spiritual jazz vibes with MELODY and hard-hitting percussion. Absolutely KILLER record!
    Congo meets Jamaica on this exceptional reggae album from the late seventies. Made in collaboration with Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Seskain Molenga and with liner notes by David Katz. The Belgian labels Planet Ilunga, specializing in researching, documenting and releasing Congolese music from the fifties to seventies, and Roots Vibration, devoted to...
    Wicked collection of unreleased outtakes from Talking Heads' art-rock/post-punk classic 'Remain In Light' album!
    LONG OUT OF PRINT!!!! BACK IN PRINT!!!! 100% ESSENTIAL SEMINAL cut from Weldon Irvine featuring DON BLACKMAN's truly soulful vocals. Essential, conscious soul perfection!
    SUPERB lovers rock/disco compilation via Athens Of The North! Sought-after cover versions from the 80s of classics by the likes of Leon Ware, Mtume, Archie Bell, The Gap Band, Lowrell, Prince, Starvue, Bobby Caldwell and The Isley Brothers - all killer, no filler!
    Outernational reissue the super rare, spiritual jazz-funk 70's monster "Sweet Heritage" by Jaman. Beautiful sounding record with elements of straight jazz, soul, plus lots of trippy, Rhodes piano . Very reminiscent of Brother Ahh at times. Fantastic!
    Very rare USA only roots 12" get first time reissue since 1984, superb roots vocal cut with two dubs on the flip, in limited full colour DISCO45 sleeve..don't leave!
    LONG OUT OF PRINT!!! BACK IN PRINT!!!Played By Theo Parrish 2 Deep Disco Classics on 45 for the first time! Two gems ‘Lies’ and ‘Is It Cool?’ - notably added to Theo Parrish's ‘Ugly Edits’ canon over a decade ago!
    In the summer of 2018 Beachfreaks Records founder and celebrated crate digger Charles Bals threw open the doors of Club Meduse, an imaginary open-air venue on the Cote D'Azure where the obscure but inspired soundtrack is always humid, sun-kissed, synthesizer-heavy and proudly European. The resultant compilation was acclaimed by both music critics and...
    Wicked deejay cut to Rupie Edwards masterpiece instrumental "Jamaica Serenade" (Also available on Horus Records). This cut was created shortly after Rupie recorded the instrumental at Randy's, and released without his knowledge on the Hiori label. Pressed in tiny quantities, finally 40 years later we have it on Rupie's own Success imprint. B-side has...
    Killer rediscovered tune from 2004 from Norman Grant aka The Twinkle Brothers with this Trinidadian flavoured roots tune that builds nicely for the dancefloor with added (must check..) bonus of the dub. Hugobossman indeed!
    Islam: In between Buster’s vocal are excellent solos by Drummond and Brooks. First issued, not unsurprisingly on the Islam label. Sudden Attack: From 1964, this was issued on ‘Wildbells’ and features Drummond throughout.
    BACK IN PRINT!!! Amazing Detroit Modern soul / boogie 45. Very very sought after lovely record brought back into the limelight by Athens Of The North!
    The sons of legendary jazz musician Phil Cohran return with yet another crucial release. Mesemerising melodies and pulsating rhythms - bright, powerful horns with the tightest of drum patterns for the dance!
    Manchester born producer, vocalist and saxophonist Alabaster dePlume makes his debut on cult jazz label from Chicago. 'To Cy & Lee is a' collection of instrumentals: poignant, reflective and personal to the composter. Elegant, emotive jazz and electronic moods. Another triumph for the excellent International Anthem Recording Company!
    Charlotte Dos Santos returns with here second single release 'Harvest Time. Expect more earthy soul and haunting pop for fans of Erykah Badu and Nite Jewel. Ace!
    'Visions' is a new collaborative album from BADBADNOTGOOD co-founders, Matthew Tavares and Leland Whitty. Conceptually the album is a canvas for a combination of composition and group free-form improvisation. Tavares and Whitty are the sole composers, but with some tracks collectively improvised, there is also a group dynamic running through the album....
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    Vampisoul reissue the classic, self-titled 1983 album by Brazilian music legend, Marcos Valle. Features the essential disco/boogie track co-written with Leon Ware ‘Estrelar’. Don't sleep!
    Disco-funk recorded in London in the late-70s by Fungai Malianga who’d relocated from South Africa to North London. His funk-led ode to his manor with ‘Finsbury Park Party’ sportin’ Break-beats, tape echo, horn section and a narrative on Harringay’s finest known landscape. This is backed by a disco-funk version of Lennon–McCartney’s ‘Things...
    Two rare jazz-funk floor-fillers on 45 for the first time. KON’s 7” edit of Ja’Net Dubois’s break-beat fuelled jazz funk theme ‘Queen Of The Highway’ recorded in 1979 at Ralph Macdonald’s Rose Bud studio in New York. On the flip-side is Jady Kurrent Band, Cleveland’s funk outfit that won the state Budweiser Band Showcase contest in 1982...
    Superb new roots version from David I of Augustus Pablo's late 70s instrumental cut, with stripped down dub on the flip.
    Great rediscovered 1971 skank of Henry Mancini's classic "Moon River" done The Upsetter way.
    Peter Marshall (aka Kendrick Andy) features on an album originally released in 1995 and features Reggae and Roots vocal tracks, produced by Martin Campbell/Top Beat and co-arranged by Kendrick Andy. The album is also in the Showcase format and features respective Dubs of each vocal track. The basic rhythms were originally recorded at Channel One JA...
    Four Tet releases 'Sixteen Oceans' via his own Text label. The album features previous singles ’Teenage Birdsong’ as well as ‘Baby’ which features Ellie Goulding.
    Reissue of this amazing, one-off album produced by Roy Ayers! Vocal group Eighties Ladies was made up of the talented Susan Beaubian, Marva Hicks, Vivian Prince, Denie Corbett & Sylvia Striplin backed by an all-star line-up Roy Ayers band (including Rick James who shares the production). The anthemic ‘Turned on To You” and “Ladies of the Eighties”...
    Great new vocal cut from Papa Levi on a re-lick of the "Tempo" riddim, produced by Gil Gang & Jake Travis. All Tuff Scout 7" come in thick cardboard company sleeves..Nice!
    Roll On Charles Street: This is a spirited minor key track, with solos by Alphonso and Brooks.Trumpeter Harper takes the honours on this one, his trademark vibrato well in evidence. His big hit for Buster was “Mighty Like A Rose”. He also cut the fearsome “African Blood” and a version of the swing classic ‘Tipping In” under the name of...
    Space Ghost's album of mid-80s style, electronic soul has won us over here at SOTU - absolutely loving these slow jams, lysergic funk cuts and neon lit swingbeat vibes all over! Another fitting release via FunkinEven's excellent Apron imprint!
    The debut collaborative album from Koichi Sakai and Afla Sackey! Their album is a deep exploration of Koichi's love of both electronic and West African music, in close collaboration with Ghana-born master percussionist, singer, band leader, teacher and songwriter, Afla Sackey. Another superb release via Olindo!
    Recorded at Channel One by Winston Jarrett around the late 70s but unreleased till now, full dub on the flip
    The latest album in the series of 'Beats and Knowledge' from 4hero's Marc Mac. Marc's style of soulful hip-hop beats are woven through the dialogue (paying homage to the thousands of Black soldiers who fought in the Second World War) setting the scene for this mixtape style long player.
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    A superb selection of totally off-the-hook psychedelic nuggets from the mid-70s to the mid-80s, centred around the electric baglama/saz stringed instrument used in the Turkish music tradition.
    Milwaukee's artist Chuck Brimley's cover of Michael Frank's classic soft rock / jazz / blue-eyed soul cut 'St. Elmore Fire'. An extremely hard to find 45reissued by the good folk at Athens Of the North.
    "Released at the height of the electric fusion era in 1976, ‘Stop Over’ is an all-acoustic hard bop killer, sounding like the Jazz Messengers on speed! When it was originally issued on the private Smile label in 1976, only 100 copies were pressed, making ‘Stop Over’ one of the most sought after and rare LPs in the J-Jazz canon."
    With the original UK 7" of this release now as rare as hen's teeth, and with the group having recently 'reformed' for one last album together, late 2019, the Mr Bongo replica re-release of this 1990 masterpiece by Gang Starr couldn't be more timely!
    Roger and Brian Eno explore the nature of sound in their first ever duo album, 'Mixing Colours'. The album’s eighteen soundscapes invite listeners to immerse themselves in the "infinite space that lies below their surface."
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    WOW! Tornado Wallace drops an mini-album of trippy, mid-tempo, Afro-industrial/cosmic goodness via Optimo Music! Folks, you need this one in your life...
    Epic, space-disco edits from Al Kent both clocking in each at 10+ mins - one to work the floor!
    Wicked new jump up dancehall from Bunny General and Italian producer Marco Musetti with instrumental cut on the flip.
    Two new roots offerings from vocalists Pacey and Robert Dallas, rhythms recorded in Germany with vocals in England. Check both dubs..
    Back in stock! A collection of tracks from post-punk figurehead, Vivian Goldman. 'Resolutionary' focuses on music produced on her own, for The Flying Lizards and Chantage.