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Welcome to Sounds of the Universe!
Welcome to Sounds of the Universe record store, 7 Broadwick Street, Soho, London W1F 0DA, England. Open 7 days a week, We ship worldwide!Shop with us online 24 hours a day
TONITE 7.30pm Wed 7 Dec! Soul Jazz Records presents Classic Blaxploitation Film at Regent Street Cinema, London + DJs
Black Caeser, starring the great Fred Williamson, soundtrack by James Brown - THE BOMB! Film + Soul Jazz Records DJs after-film! Tickets on door or Buy your tickets now here.
Buy Tenderlonious 'On Flute" here! RESCEDHULED Tenderlonious live 'On Flute' in-store this Friday 2 Dec 6PM at Sounds of the Universe!
100% Dynamite/ Soul Jazz Records Xmas Party 2016
Tickets still available on the door at Electrowerkz TONIGHT SAT DEC 17!!!! 100% Dynamite! returns to Electrowerkz for one night only on Sat 17 Dec for the Soul Jazz Records Xmas Party 2016! Very Special guest DJ JERRY DAMMERS joins the massive Soul Jazz Records Sound System DJs + MC Oxman for a killer night of REGGAE, FUNK, SOUL, DANCEHALL & DUB!!!!!
THIS FRIDAY! 18th Nov 7.30pm! In The Heat of the Night at Regent Street Cinema, London
THIS FRIDAY! 18th Nov 7.30pm!Come and join us for the opening night re-release screening of the seminal civil rights meets black action film In The Heat of The Night (1967) starring Sidney Poitier. Official opening night screening Fri 18th Nov 7.30pm at the Regent Street Cinema, London.Get your tickets now here! Tickets include free entry to Soul Jazz Records DJs spinning tunes after the film up until 11pm. The film is introduced by Stuart Baker, head of Soul Jazz Records. Set in small town southern USA, Sidney Poitier subverts all notions of southern racial bigotry as the sophisticated African-American policeman from Philadelphia. Filmed in 1967, just 4 years after the KKK bombing of a black church in Alabama, 3 years after the Civil Rights Act, 2 years after the assassination of Malcolm X, 1 year before the assassination of Martin Luther King. This screening is part of our ongoing Black Action Films monthly screenings at the Regent Street Cinema.
INSTORE THIS THU 13th OCTOBER
Next Fri 16th Sep at 7pm! SOUL JAZZ RECORDS PRESENTS MONTHLY BLAXPLOITATION FILMS AT REGENT STREET CINEMA
Buy tickets/info now here Opening night: PAM GRIER is FOXY BROWN. One-off screening next Fri 16th Sep at Regent Street Cinema, London + free Funk & Soul party after the film. Doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30 then music to 11pm. Map (2 mins from Oxford Circus tube) here.
Nigeria Soul Fever! Afro-Funk, Disco and Boogie
COMING SOON on Soul Jazz Records. You can pre-order this now here."Excellent new soul jazz compilation Nigeria Soul Fever: Afrofunk, Disco And Boogie: West African Disco Mayhem!" THE GUARDIAN READ Guardian top 10 Nigerian Disco feature here
Brand New OFFICIAL Studio One T-Shirts
Soul Jazz Records bring you Brand new OFFICIAL Studio One - nuff colours and sizes. See them all here
ADRIAN SHERWOOD LIVE!
This Thurs 23rd June rare live in-store DJ set & signing by the legendary Adrian Sherwood. 6-7.30pm
Studio One Dub Fire Special!
Out now! Buy/listen here"Brilliant, absolutely superb collection, a hand-picked selection of dubs straight out of Studio One" David Rodigan
Ten Essential Soul Jazz Records releases
Read here top 10 essential Soul Jazz Records albums on FACT Mag/Vinyl Factory.
You can listen & order your copy now here. Shipping this Friday 20th May! New on Soul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records DJ party at Ronnie Scotts, London this Sun 15 May
Party with Joe Davis (Far Out Records). 6-12pm £5 Info 020 7734 3341 See here
Rare and Original Vinyl in the Basement!
In case you didn't know the basement of the Sounds of the Universe record store holds the largest selection of rare USA, UK and vinyl from around the world in London (all of it online).We specialise in jazz, soul, funk, reggae, disco, latin, african, brazilian, house as well as rock, soundtracks and more.Every one of our original vinyl albums and singles are fully GUARANTEED. We only sell records of a quality that we feel we would be happy with. You should assume the condition of the record is great unless stated otherwise. So if you're not happy then we're not happy - any problems just return and get a full refund.These original records are only one copy in stock - so if you want one you need to be quick, don't wait around!See all our original vinyl here. (You can then select any genre, format you prefer etc)
New Sounds Of The Universe Website
Welcome to the new Sounds of the Universe website. This new improved site makes shopping a new experience! Lots of new improvements including no more having to put your card details in each time. Enjoy! Please let us know what you think, any problems with the new site or any suggestions here.
Studio One Showcase: The Sound of Studio One in The 1970s
Buy/listen here The new Soul Jazz/Studio One album is available to buy right now. Featuring killer tunes from Horace Andy, Lone Ranger, The Heptones, Freddie McGregor, Michigan & Smiley, Prince Jazzbo and more this is the latest instalment from the University of Reggae. Buy the vinyl album now and get a very limited Studio One poster + download code FREE!
Sounds of the Universe Gift Vouchers!
Order your gift vouchers here redeemable at our Soho, London retail shop. Sounds of the Universe 7 Broadwick Street, Soho, London W1F 0DA
Hieroglyphic Being - The Acid Documents
Hieroglyphic Being - The Acid Documents Available now on Soul Jazz Records on V.Ltd. 2xColoured Vinyl LP/ Jap-style hardcase CD and Digital. Buy/listen/info here.
Wu-Lu Live In-store - Thursday 29th October 2015
Thursday 29th October at 6.30pm we have a very special in-store LIVE session courtesy of South London based musician Wu-Lu! Celebrating the release of Wu-Lu's "Ginga" cassette which features the likes of Stones Throw's MNDSGN, the uber talented Andrew Ashong and singer songwriter Binisa Bonner. This is the first time this music will be heard live and up-close and personal! 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 unique. It's gonna be dope! We'll have upfront copies of "Ginga" available on the night too!
Vintage Track Suits
A killer selection of old-school vintage track suit tops in the basement of our store right now. Come in and check them out yourself! They are all one-off originals - super-cool and super-rare!
Rare original vinyl!
We have a massive selection of rare and original vinyl in the basement of our store. You can watch as daily new arrivals come in right here
Bastien Keb - One Handed Music - LIVE INSTORE WEDNESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER!
Wednesday 23rd September 6.30pm we have a very special LIVE in-store courtesy of One Handed Music's new signing, multi-instrumentalist Bastien Keb! We've come to expect only the good stuff from the One Handed Music camp, introducing the likes of Paul White and Mo Kolours who have turned into SOTU best-sellers - expect no different here! Switching between live bass, guitar, djing, and singing - this is going to be special! We'll be selling upfront copies of the LP Pre-order the album here
All New Groovy Soul Jazz Bags
Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs/50 7s). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just 'carrying stuff'. As well as the classic blue bag with white strap and stripes these are now available in limited edition red, green, cyan and more with matching straps - 'nuff colours! See them all here
Soul Jazz Film Event @ Ritzy Cinema Sun 20th Sep 4-12pm
Very special one-off Soul Jazz special @ Ritzy Cinema, Brixton, 4pm Sun 20th Sep, 2015 Soul Jazz Records' Mirror To The Soul - A documentary film about British Pathé in the Caribbean 1920-72. Rare screening.+ 100%Dynamite after film party+ Paul Gilroy discussion! Very Limited Tkts: HERE More info here
This Wed 19th Aug Rolling Stones' Sympathy For The Devil + John Cassavettes' Shadows
TONITE!Wednesday 19th Aug is the final evening of Soul Jazz Records' film screenings at the Regent Street Cinema. Come along and join us! Book your tickets now for these classic films HERE. John Cassavettes' Shadows (1959) Music by Charlie Mingus. CLASSIC jazz beat film. (6.30pm Wed Aug 19th Aug) Jean-Luc Godard's Sympathy For The Devil (1968) Music by (& starring) The Rolling Stones. Stones, Godard, Black Power, Marxism & Revolution. What more could u ask for? INSANE film! Soul Jazz Sound System also play! See you there!
Sound + Image film season
TONIGHT! WED AUG 12th with 'Nothing But A Man' (6.30pm) (Malcolm X's favourite film) and the killer documentary Black Power Mixtape (8.30pm) (Music by Questlove)! NOTHING BUT A MAN - Wed August 12th BLACK POWER MIX TAPE - Wed August 12th SHADOWS - Wed August 19th SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL - Wed August 19th More info/book tickets now HERE Soul Jazz Records are at the new Regent Street Cinema, London wednesdays throughout August 2015!The new Regent Street Cinema is 2 minutes from Oxford Circus tube. See details here --------------------------------------------- Soul Jazz Records curates this season of music-related films – from Motown and Civil Rights Jazz to Reggae, Brazilian Bossa Nova, Jean-Luc Godard's groundbreaking Rolling Stones documentary and more. All of these films rely heavily on the relationship between music, film, politics and society. More importantly - they're all wicked! Soul Jazz Records' founder Stuart Baker will introduce each of the films and Soul Jazz Records’ Soundsystem DJ’s in the bar before and after each screening!
KILLER EXCLUSIVE FUNK & SOUL 45s!!
Onyl available here! Inell Young, Salt, Brief Encounter, The Explosions, Professor Longhair, Chuck Carbo, Marilyn Barbarin, Wild Magnolias & more. See all our WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE unique 45s here!
Six Studio One Vinyl Re-presses in stock now!
Six long out of print Studio One/Soul Jazz albums back in print! Now with free download code. Back in print vinyl titles are: Studio One Discomix Studio One Rub A Dub Studio One Rude Boy Studio One Dub 2 Studio One Sound Studio One Story (now as stand alone album)
New Arthur Russell Album!
Buy now here! Brand new Arthur Russell album!
Regular shipments from the USA, Jamaica, Japan, Brazil and Europe. Constantly updated new releases. You are looking at the largest selection of Reggae, Dubstep, Jazz, House, Disco, Funk + Soul, Brazilian, Latin, African and World beats in the UK. CDs and new vinyl, plus rare original vinyl, DVDs, new and rare books. Soul Jazz Records' releases can be bought on either this site or souljazzrecords.co.uk. You can also jump between the two sites - there is just one shopping cart for both sites. If you live in the UK you get FREE SHIPPING if you spend over £50!!! You can also come and visit the store in person at: Sounds of the Universe 7 Broadwick Street Soho London W1F 0DA England.
New Orleans Funk EXCLUSIVE 45!
Buy/listen now here. Last seen on Popsike in 2014 where it sold for $462! EXCLUSIVE 45 Unbelieveably heavyweight New Orleans funk monster! Produced by the imcomparible Eddie Bo and originally released in 1970 on Eddie's own Bo Sound. It's a bomb! Exact replica reproduction, wicked sound, killer funk 7" 45 on Soul Jazz Records! THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now! Buy/listen to all our exclusive funk and soul 45s here
Record Store Day Street Party - This Saturday at Sounds Of The Universe!
This is the view outside Sounds of the Universe in Soho on Record Store Day this year! Thanks to everyone who came down and hope you enjoyed the party!
THEO PARRISH EXCLUSIVE!
EXCLUSIVE! Killer new Theo Parrish remix of Marcos Valle. Buy/listen now here. Exclusive to Sounds of the Universe for one month!
D'Angelo now on vinyl!
Now on vinyl! Buy vinyl/cd here
Pearson Sound DJ set in-store - Thursday 5th March!
Our first in-store of 2015 had to be a special one and here it is....We're super excited to have Hessle Audio's Pearson Sound to play an in-store DJ set to celebrate the release of his debut album!!! TODAY!! 6.30pm! BUY Pearson Sound LP / CD >>here We'll have some upfront copies of the album available to buy on the day too! Can't wait!!!
EXCLUSIVE New Orleans Funk £1500 Single SALT - HUNG UP
Buy/listen here. FACT mag. no. 6 BEST FUNK RECORD EVER MADE! Soul Jazz Records' latest EXCLUSIVE New Orleans Funk bomb: SALT - HUNG UP Last original copy sold on EBAY for £1450. Has not turned up in the last 8 years! And for those of you who have never heard the B-side - it's also a killer SUPER HEAVY FUNK/PSYCH WORKOUT. Two killer tunes on this amazing exact replica EXCLUSIVE V.LTD. 45 THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now! See all the EXCLUSIVE 45s titles here!
2 x Ethiopian 7" Original Vinyl
LAST FEW COPIES! .... UNBELIEVEABLE! New find of these two killer rare Ethiopian 45s - Unplayed dead stock in full picture sleeve direct from Ethiopia! Buy here
Don't know what to get.... Buy them for your friends (or yourself!). Come in £10, £20, £30, £50 vouchers Buy here
100% Dynamite Xmas Party 20 Dec 2104
TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (SATURDAY) TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR! OPENS 9PM Sat 20 Dec 2014 9-3am Electrowerkz, London. Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe/100%Dynamite xmas party. Hold tight! 100% Dynamite returns for one night only! Massive reggae, funk, dancehall tunes and beyond all night long at this rammed killer party!!! Tickets ordered online and not picked up are held at Electrowerkz door in envelope with your name on. C U there!
New Orleans Funk Party Bomb!
Buy/listen here. New on Soul Jazz Records - the all time party classic KILLER New Orleans Funk 45 - Professor Longhair's massive Big Chief. Exact-replica bespoke New Orleans funk 45 BOMB. THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now!
Disco: An Encyclopedic guide to the cover art of disco records
OUT NOW! New 400-page 12"x12" deluxe heavyweight book on Soul Jazz Records/Books. Buy HERE Foreword by Tom Moulton and Nicky Siano. Presented by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt. This large-format deluxe hardback book features the amazing artwork of two thousand disco record cover designs from the 1970s up to the mid-1980s. See Independent newspaper four-page feature/gallery here. You can also now buy the album released to coincide with this book: Buy album here.
New Black Fire! New Spirits! New album
Buy/listen here Available as 2xCD, 3xLP+Download Code, Worldwide Digital at very limited special price. New album featuring Yusef Lateef, Don Cherry, Last Poets, Archie Shepp, Harold McKinney and loads more! Also available: Black Fire! New Spirits deluxe 12 x 12" hardback book. Buy/info here
Black Fire! New Spirits! New album
Buy/listen here Available as 2xCD, 3xLP+Download Code, Worldwide Digital at very limited special price. New album featuring Yusef Lateef, Don Cherry, Last Poets, Archie Shepp, Harold McKinney and loads more! Also available: Black Fire! New Spirits deluxe 12 x 12" hardback book. Buy/info here VERY LIMITED OFFER: Buy the new album and book together and get a further £5 off! Here
New Orleans Soul
Buy here now! Aaron Neville Willie Tee Inell Young Irma Thomas & loads more! Also check out these exclusive New Orleans 45s on Soul Jazz Records below!
Recommended Album Of The Week - Francis Bebey!!
**Available for immediate shipping!** We were completely blown away by the music of the late Cameroonian master musician, Francis Bebey when a compilation emerged on the Born Bad imprint last year. The label returns with another KILLER compilation of 'universal' music from the Sanza-playing genius! Moving from ambient pieces, to funky cosmic, unusual psychedelics -- all wrapped up in Francis' endearing charm. **12 page booklet / and insert written by Francis Bebey's son** Buy/listen here
LOOK New Orleans Funk/Soul bomb*3!!!
Yes it's true! New Orleans bomb *3!!! Inell Young's What Do You See In Her - one of the hippest soul/funk tunes ever made! With original pressings going at up to £500 (and our own original 'yellow label' pressing going at £75!), this is a VERY limited and exclusive single release - but you need to be quick! THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now! Buy/listen here
No Seattle - Forgotten Sounds of the North-West Grunge Era 1986-97
OUT NOW! Buy now here. Info/listen here. Soul Jazz Records new Deluxe massive 28-track Double CD with 44 page outsize booklet featuring text, band features and interviews, exclusive photos. + Worldwide digital release + Ltd.Edition Two seperate double-vinyl albums with full notes and free download code. Reviews & Articles: Seattle Times feature here. Irish Times here. Read article by compiler Nick Soulsby in Nirvana Legacy here Read second article by the compiler here. Read article about the artwork here. Read Novaplanet article (in French) here. Read Dum Dum article (in French) here
Sounds Of The Universe SOUL 45
Stone-cold CLASSIC boogie two-step funky soul bomb! Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe launches its SOUL 7-inch series in fine style with this FANTASTIC SUPER-RARE £150+ double sider. THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now! Listen/buy here
50% (yes 50%) off all remaining Record Store Day Exclusives
Yes it's true - Instant collectors items! 50% (yes 50%) off all remaining Record Store Day Exclusives See them all here