Sons Of Kemet Black To The Future

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    • Sons Of Kemet – Hustle feat. Kojey Radical
    • 1. Field Negus feat. Joshua Idehen
    • 2. Pick Up Your Burning Cross feat. Moor Mother, Angel Bat Dawid
    • 3. Think Of Home
    • 4. Hustle feat. Kojey Radical
    • 5. For The Culture feat. D Double E
    • 6. To Never Forget The Source
    • 7. In Remembrance Of Those Fallen
    • 8. Let The Circle Be Unbroken
    • 9. Envision Yourself Levitating
    • 10. Throughout The Madness, Stay Strong
    • 11. Black feat. Joshua Idehen

    Second Impluse! records release for cult UK jazz psychonauts, Sons Of Kemet! Frenetic, spiritual, cosmic jazz energy from Shabaka Hutchings, Theon Cross and crew featuring guest spots from the likes of Kojey Radical, Moor Mother, Angel Bat Dawid, Joshua Idehen, D Double E! Don't miss!

    Other Releases on Impulse!

    Alice ColtraneKIRTAN: TURIYA SINGSImpulse!

    **Deep, spiritual material from 1982 by Alice Coltrane!!!! INCREDIBLE LOST ALBUM!!

    'Kirtan: Turiya Sings' features Alice Coltrane at peak spirituality and is presented in this arrangement for the first time in any format. Turyia Sings was originally released in 1982 on cassette as a collection of devotional songs including vocals, organ, strings, and synthesizers available only at Alice’s Sai Anantam Ashram. Kirtan: Turiya Sings features a sparser arrangement of organ and chanting, produced by Ravi Coltrane.

    This is intentional, devotional music created with the purpose of connecting to a higher power. The pared back arrangements on this new release are enchantingly haunting and encourage the listener to reach a "meditative headspace so as to channel connectiveness to a greater spirit."

    • – Krishna Krishna
    Impulse Records: Music, Message And The MomentImpulse!

    UNBELIEVABLE new compilation of deep spiritual music by John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and other groundbreaking Impulse Artists.

    "Orange and black. Fire and ebony. Fury and pride. Wearing its signature colors proudly and raising its exclamation point high, Impulse! Records was the go-to label for music that harnessed the searching and political stand-taking of the Sixties. Launched in 1961, Impulse grew to become an inherent part of the era’s velocity as well as its volume, pulling jazz into the age of Black Power, Afrocentricity, and Spiritual Expansion. In its balance of tradition and transition, it bridged the golden age of jazz, that brief window from the late Fifties to the Seventies when players representing every jazz era were alive and active—from Louis Armstrong to Albert Ayler, from the legends of lore to a new generation of energy players. Impulse treated all its musicians as innovators, revolutionaries even—from swing and bebop, to free and Afrofuturist. The performances on Impulse Records: Music, Message and the Moment draw their staying power from a wide embrace of styles and sounds, as well as a tight focus on a historic moment when the promise of change was in the air and the message of racial harmony was in the music. Today that music has lost none of its relevance: the promise still deferred, the message still on time."

    • – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
    • – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
    • – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
    • – Alice Coltrane — Blue Nile
    • – Pharoah Sanders — Astral Traveling
    • – Archie Shepp — Blues for Brother George Jackson
    • 1. – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
    • 2. – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
    • 15. – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
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    The Comet Is ComingImminentImpulse!

    Frenetic, cosmic jazz excursion from the mighty The Comet Is Coming! Remixed version of 'Super Zodiac' appears on the flipside by Noss DJ.

    • – Imminent (feat. Joshua Idehen)
    • – Super Zodiac (Noss DJ remix)
    Thelonious MonkPalo AltoImpulse!

    'Palo Alto' is a previously unknown and unreleased live Thelonious Monk recording from 1968!

    After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, racial tensions across
    the country rose. Palo Alto, a largely white college town in California, was not
    immune to the events of the day. Danny Scher, a rising junior at Palo Alto High
    School, had a dream to bring Thelonious Monk to Palo Alto to perform and help
    bring about racial unity in his community as well as raise funds for his school’s
    International Committee.

    After somehow securing Monk’s services to perform on Sunday, October27, Scher initially had trouble selling tickets and convincing people that Monk was even going to show up.

    With many twists and turns along the way and several hundred people waiting inthe school’s parking lot to await Monk’s arrival before purchasing tickets, the concert eventually happened and was a triumph in more ways that Monk or Scher could have imagined. This is a recording of that historic concert.

    The band is Thelonious Monk on piano; Charlie Rouse on tenor saxophone; Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums.

    • – Epistrophy
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    Shabaka and The AncestorsWe Are Sent Here By HistoryImpulse!

    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 of ancient traditions, with a mixture of African and Afro-Caribbean musical history. It takes the concept of the griot, one of the storytellers who keep alive the tradition of oral history in parts of Africa, and transports it to the present day."

    • – Go My Heart, Go To Heaven
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    John ColtraneBlue World (1964) [Previously Unreleased]Impulse!

    In 1964, the National Film Board of Canada asked John Coltrane to record the soundtrack for a French-language film titled 'Le Chat dans le Sac' ('The Cat in the Bag'). Amazingly, no announcement was made that the iconic Coltrane was adding new performances to this film.

    In June of that year, Coltrane’s ‘Classic Quartet’ entered Rudy Van Gelder’s studio and recorded five previously- recorded Coltrane originals. For many years, viewers of the film who recognised the music thought that they were listening to the original recordings, though in fact they were new and had never been heard. Now, with the release of Blue World, we can hear these newly-discovered recordings for the first time!

    • – Blue World
    John HandyCarnival (1977)Impulse!


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      John Coltrane1963: New DirectionsImpulse!

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      John Coltrane 1963: New Directions collects all of John Coltrane’s 1963 Impulse recordings in the order in which they were recorded. 5-LP and 3-CD sets include artwork featuring original collages. The box shows us the growth in Coltrane’s musical journey in 1963 that ultimately resulted in 1964’s Crescent and, especially, A Love Supreme. Music comes from the original albums Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Dear Old Stockholm (released after Coltrane’s death), Newport ‘63 and Live at Birdland.

        The Comet Is ComingTrust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep MysteryImpulse!

        Futurist jazz voyagers (lead by Shabaka Hutchings) The Comet Is Coming release their anticipated 2nd album via Impulse! A propulsive, kaleidoscopic trip deep into the cosmos - another essential release!

        • – Summon The Fire
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        John ColtraneBoth Directions At Once: The Lost AlbumImpulse!

        On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his classic quartet - McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones - recorded an entire studio album at the legendary Van Gelder Studios. This music, which features unheard originals, is finally released, 55 years later.

        This is, in short, the holy grail of jazz music!

        N.B. Tracklisting for single LP and single CD formats:

        1. Untitled Original 11383

        2. Nature Boy

        3. Untitled Original 11386

        4. Vilia

        5. Impressions

        6. Slow Blues

        7. One Up, One Down

        • – Untitled Original 11383 (Take 1)
        John ColtraneImpressionsImpulse!

        Classic modal jazz album from the master of deep jazz and one of the most important performer/composers ever! Modal fans will love the tranquil, melancholic ballad After the Rain while fans of the new thing will dig the hectic forward-thinking India and Impressions! Recommended!

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          John ColtraneSun ShipImpulse!

          Awesome 1965 recordings from the period just after the landmark 'A Love Supreme'! Awe-inspiring deep jazz from a god-like genius! Recommended!


            Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing A Song Of Basie (1965)Impulse!

            First Impulse original pressing (first came out on ABC in 1957)

              Pharoah SandersKarma (1969)Impulse!

              Over half an hour of "The Creator Has A Master Plan"! Leon Thomas on vocals joins the Pharoah for one of the greatest collaborations in deep, spiritual jazz ever! Essential!

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                John ColtraneKulu Se Mama (1966)Impulse!

                Brilliant little-known album from the king of deep jazz, John Coltrane! Features sessions from before and after the landmark 'Meditations' recordings that marked his departure into more adventurous free form improvisation - features African percussion and chanting, stripped down saxophone/drum duos, and both expanded line-ups and classic quartet recordings! Alternately fiery and tranquil, this is some of the most advanced and beautiful modal jazz you will hear! Trance-inducing, meditative, deeply magical music! Very highly recommended!

                  John ColtraneAscension (1965)Impulse!

                  Landmark free jazz album! An essential classic for any fan of 'new thing' improvisation! John Coltrane was one of the greatest player/composers the world has ever known and this is one of his most adventurous recordings! Mammoth, large scale big band session featuring a host of key avant/deep jazz luminaries such as Alber Ayler, Marion Brown, John Tchicai, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp! This CD features both editions! Intense, extreme, transcendant music unlike anything else! Highly recommended!

                  • – Part I
                  • – Part II
                  John ColtraneA Love Supreme (1964)Impulse!

                  100% essential deep jazz classic! Searching, yearning, BEAUTIFUL spiritual jazz of the highest order! This is considered by many to be his best album and consistently gets voted as one of the best albums of all time in any genre! It's that good! 


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                    Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963)Impulse!

                    Duke Ellington & John Coltrane is a jazz album by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane recorded on September 26, 1962 and released in February 1963 on Impulse! Records. For Ellington, it was one of many collaborations with fellow jazz-greats in the early 1960s, including Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach and Charles Mingus, and placed him in a jazz quartet setting (in this case, saxophone, piano, bass and drums), rather than his usual one in a big band.

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                      Archie SheppFour For Trane (1964)Impulse!

                      Archie Shepp's first major outing was recorded in August 1964 about a year before John Coltrane gathered some of these same players (Shepp and alto saxophonist John Tchicai) in the studio for the recording of Ascension.

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                        John ColtraneColtrane (1962)Impulse!

                        Coltrane's first for Impulse, in 1962, was also the first recording for the classic quartet line-up and is a beautiful blend of extended modal solos, as on "Out Of This World", weaving soprano on "The Inch Worm" and masterful balladry on "Soul Eyes".

                        Deluxe version contains 10 bonus tracks, including the previously unreleased "Not Yet"

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                          The John Coltrane QuartetAfrica/BrassImpulse!

                          Lush 1961 album of post-bop modal jazz with a large band conducted by Eric Dolphy. Texturally unlike any other John Coltrane recording, this is a truly unique album featuring large scale imagenings of John Coltrane's ever-innovative forward-thinking music! Recommended!


                            John Coltrane QuartetCrescent (1964)Impulse!

                            Truly beautiful pre-'A Love Supreme' album from the master of deep jazz, John Coltrane! Classic modal jazz featuring the classic quartet line up with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones from 1964! Features the essential 'Wise One'! Recommended!

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                              Pharoah SandersThembi (1971)Impulse!

                              Classic deep jazz album that incudes the tranquil "Astral Travelling", the beautiful "Thembi" and features Lonnie Liston Smith and Michael White! All Pharoah Sanders' Impulse albums are brilliant and this is one of the best of the bunch! Joyous, deep, life-affirming music!

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                                Cold WaveSoul Jazz Records

                                Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + ORANGE VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + BLACK VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Dayglo CD + Slipcase + Booklet

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                                Soul Jazz Records new ‘Cold Wave’ is a new collection of current electronic artists who have all been shaped by the early European cold wave artists of the late 70s and early 80s.

                                This is the first release of Soul Jazz Records’ new Cold Wave overview and a second volume will be released just four weeks later.

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                                This first edition of Cold Wave comes in two vinyl editions – a one-off pressing orange coloured vinyl edition and a black vinyl edition. Both come as heavyweight double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves and the limited edition first pressing of this album comes with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured. The CD edition comes with artist booklet/fanzine and slipcase. All editions are printed in special dayglo colour finish.

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                                These first artists created new electronic musical landscapes as well as pursuing a stubborn D-I-Y aesthetic, often releasing material on cassette and pioneering use of lo-fi technology, primitive drum machines and home-recording techniques. As part of this continued evolution today many of the artists featured here also self-release their own material, run labels, publish fanzines, or are part of wider musical collectives.

                                Aside from the first electronic, no wave, and post-punk artists cited as influences –Suicide, Patrick Cowley, The Normal, Martin Hannett, Laurie Anderson, Public Image – this new generation of artists also show an exquisitely open source of electronic and disparate influences, everything from Underground Resistance to Purcell, from Scientist to New Beat and more besides.

                                Most of the featured artists are based in Europe and include Krikor, Dissemblance and VQOA from France, De Ambassade from the Netherlands, Moisture from Sweden, Kriedler from Germany, Céline Gillain and Carcass Identity from Belgium. One exception is FIT Siegel out of Detroit, connecting the electronic pathways of Europe to the Motor City.

                                All of the bands featured here make distinctive contemporary music out of the 80s roots of the first cold wave movement.


                                • Dissemblance – Capture
                                • Carcass Identity – Reflexion Ocean
                                • FIT Siegel – Wayne County Stomp
                                • De Ambassade – Standhouden
                                • Wang Inc – Approdo
                                • Krikor Kouchian – Niños Matadores
                                • Céline Gillain – Fight or Flight
                                • Kreidler – Kannibal
                                • Moisture – Gammut
                                • Violent Quand On Aime – Of Course I'm A Liar
                                Raul Monsalve y los ForajidosBichosOlindo Records

                                Ancestral Afro-Venezuelan rhythms meet futuristic Latin jazz, raw funk and Afrobeat on Raúl Monsalve y Los Forajidos’ exhilarating new ‘Bichos’ album for Olindo Records. Venezuelan bassist Raúl Monsalve leads an all-star ensemble of contemporary, musical trailblazers including “the voice of Venezuela” Betsayda Machado, singer Luzmira Zerpa and drummer Dave De Rose. Stunning release!

                                • – Malembe ft. Vasallos del sol
                                • – Bocón ft. Luzmira Zerpa
                                • – Cafunga
                                • – La Pulga
                                DillingerCup A TeaShaolin Temple

                                Wicked sufferer's roots tune from Dillinger in singing mode on "Tel Aviv" riddim with dub version.

                                • – Cup A Tea
                                • – Cup And Saucer
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                                Directions In Music 1969-1973: Miles Davis His Musicians and the Birth of a New Age of JazzAce Records

                                In 1970 Miles Davis released “Bitches Brew”, which crystalised the trumpeter and bandleader’sexperiments in rhythm, electronics and musical structure which he had been building on over the previous three years. The album has since become one of the most influential in musical history and was joined over the next couple of years by “Jack Johnson and “On The Corner” in defining the future of music.

                                Miles was the master bandleader and his LPs at the time declared that these were his ‘Directions In Music’, but he forged them with the help of a hand-picked group of musicians who proved themselves good enough to share his space on stage and in the studio. These players would all become central to jazz’s continued relevance and many would go on the record best-selling jazz records of their own. This compilation looks at the records that they made around the time they played with Miles and how they fed into or were fed by their time in his group.

                                So we have Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul with versions of tracks they cut with Miles. Herbie Hancock’s journey into the electronic instruments that Miles convinced him to play, and Keith Jarrett’s firm rejection of them. Lonnie Liston Smith borrows the Indian percussion from “On The Corner” for his take on electronic funk. Chick Corea, John McLaughlin and Gary Bartz all show their distinctive talents that were allowed to shine in Miles’ band. As a bonus, we have Miles’ musicians alongside Betty Davis (his wife at the time) on a take of Cream’s ‘Politician Man’ and Miles’ 1970 group live at The Cellar Door on Joe Zawinul’s ‘Directions’.

                                • Joe Zawinul – In A Silent Way
                                • Wayne Shorter – Sweet Pea
                                • Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – In Search Of Truth
                                • John McLaughlin – Arjen’s Bag
                                • Betty Davis – Politician Man
                                • Gary Bartz NTU Troop – Uhuru Sasa
                                • 1. Joe Zawinul – In A Silent Way
                                • 2. Wayne Shorter – Sweet Pea
                                • 3. Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – In Search Of Truth
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                                Organic music SocietiesDon Cherry BLANK FORMS

                                SOLD OUT!! PRESS REMIND (the envelope below the price) - we will find out tomorrow (thur) if we can get more - If u do this you will get an email immediately if we can get more!

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                                500 pages! Over 200 photos!

                                Absolutely stunning book documenting Don Cherry's musical and personal world in Europe - really one of the best books we have seen! So full of details and stunning ephemera, text and more! REALLY GOOD BOOK!

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                                Jazz icon Don Cherry and textile artist Moki Cherry (née Karlsson) met in Sweden in the late sixties. They began to live and perform together, dubbing their mix of communal art, social and environmentalist activism, children’s education, and pan-ethnic expression “Organic Music.”

                                Organic Music Societies highlights models for collectivism and pedagogy deployed in the Cherrys’ interpersonal and artistic work through the presentation of archival documents alongside newly translated and commissioned writings by musicians, scholars, and artists alike.

                                Covering Don Cherry's ensembles during his Sweden years and beyond. Two selections of Moki’s unpublished writings—consisting of autobiography, observations, illustrations, and diary entries, as well as poetry and aphorisms—are framed by tributes from her daughter Neneh Cherry and granddaughter Naima Karlsson.

                                Swedish Cherry collaborator Christer Bothén contributes period travelogues from Morocco, Mali, and New York, providing insight into the cross-cultural communication that would soon come to be called “world music.” The collection also features several previously unpublished interviews with Don. Also here is a an interview with Terry Riley.

                                Taken together, the texts, artwork, and abundant photographs collected in Organic Music Societiesshine a long overdue spotlight on Don and Moki’s prescient and collaborative experiments in the art of living.

                                  • Book (1kg)£16.00
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                                  Trees SpeakPostHumanSoul Jazz Records

                                  This is incredibly Trees Speak’s third album on Soul Jazz Records to be released in the space of one year – and it’s amazing!

                                  Trees Speak’s new album ‘Post-Human’ once again blends 1970s German electronic and ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals (think Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Popul Vuh, Neu!), haunting and powerful 1960s & 1970s soundtracks (think Italian prog-rock Goblin and John Carpenter horror movies, Morricone and existential John Barry spy movies), together with a New York No Wave electronic synth and guitar analogue DIY-ness (think Suicide, anything on Soul Jazz’s New York Noise series or Eno's New York No Wave)!

                                  The new album ‘Post-Human’ draws further upon German krautrock high-concept albums from the likes of Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze from the 1970s, as Trees Speak create their own powerful new landscapes of sound that manage to be at once contemporary as well as both timeless and with a sense of science-fiction futurism.

                                  Trees Speak’ seamlessly segue together all these musical elements into ‘Post-Human,’ a conceptually expansive album which follows on from their critically-acclaimed debut LP ‘Ohms,’ and the follow-up ‘Shadow Forms’ released on Soul Jazz Records less than six months ago.

                                  This powerful new album is a high-concept collage of retro-futurist science-fiction music, which is fantastically illustrated by a specially commissioned cover design by the artist Eric Lee, a dramatic vision of life after humanity.

                                  Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz from Tucson, Arizona and their music often draws on the cosmic night-time magic of Arizona’s natural desert landscapes. ‘Trees Speak’ relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in trees and plants - using them as hard drives – and the idea that Trees communicate collectively.

                                  The album includes an INDIES ONLY exclusive bonus 45 single with two extra tracks ‘Machine Vision’ and ‘Seventh Mirror’ available with the vinyl edition of this amazing and ground-breaking new album.

                                  With ‘Post-Human,’ Trees Speak take the listener deep into their unique musical world of unknown visions of the past and the future.

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                                  ABOUT Shadow Forms: Records of the week-Drift / Album of the week-Resident / Album of the week-Norman / Records of the Year 2020 -South / Albums of the Year 2020 - Concrete Island / Albums of the month - Reveal / Albums of the Year 2020 -Piccadilly / Albums of the Year 2020-Buzzsaw / About Shadow forms / Records of the week-Drift / Album of the week-Resident / Album of the week-Norman / Records of the Year-South / Albums of the Year-Concrete Island / Albums of the month-Reveal / Albums of the Year-Piccadilly /Albums of the Year-Buzzsaw

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                                  • Trees Speak – Incandescent Sun
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                                  Vibronics meets The Bush Chemists ft. Singer BlueIf A No JahScoops

                                  Great remix of Singer Blue & Dougie Wardrop's U.K. roots classic from the early 2000, with dub version on the flip. Killer original version featured on Soul Jazz compilation "Nice Up The Dance"

                                  • Vibronics – If A No Jah
                                  • Vibronics – If A No Jah (Version)
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                                  AzymuthAs Curvas da Estrada de Santos / Zé e ParanáFar Out Recordings

                                  **Two more home-recorded demo tracks by the Brazilian psychedelic jazz-funk masters have surfaced from a tape in drummer Ivan Conti’s private archive!**

                                  These five-decade old recordings by the young band show the maturity, musicianship and distinctive style that saw Azymuth become one of the most important groups in Brazilian history.

                                  • – As Curvas da Estrada de Santos
                                  • – Zé e Paraná
                                  DubkasmKings MusicDubkasm Records

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                                  • – Kings Music (Cut 1)
                                  • – Kings Music (Cut 2)
                                  • – Kings Music (Cut 3)
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                                  AfricansOver In ZionStar Light City

                                  Rare vocal roots from singers Keith Simms & Winston Palmer aka The Africans recorded in the late 70s with superb dub version.

                                  • – Over In Zion
                                  • – Version
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                                  BunnDebrettQuintetBunnDebrettQuintetBDQ Records

                                  **Limited to 300 vinyl copies with HUGE support from Gilles Peterson - don't miss!**

                                  Incredible, deep, spiritual album from drummer and percussionist Stephen 'Bunny' Bunn and guitarist and keys player Jon deBrett - the founding members of cult UK jazz troupe, Mother Earth. This beautiful, understated jazz album features a conscious message from Californian poet Tenesha the Wordsmith alongside a whole host of talented musicianship from the likes of Nathan Haines, Tamar Osborn (Collocutor) and more. Sublime and essential.

                                  • – 94 to Acton Green
                                  • – Praise Dance
                                  • – Isloation
                                  • – Webster
                                  • 2×LP (180g)£27.00
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                                  Vaughn BenjaminTake Your TimeSir James Records

                                  A brand new 45 featuring the unmistakable voice of Vaughn Benjamin on French label Sir James, he of Midnite and Akae Beka fame. On the A side we have the uplifting roots reggae swagger of 'Take Your Time' where Benjamin speaks truth through his positive message, and there's the mandatory dub version on the flip. Produced by James Danino, with music by Riddim Activist & Hitman recorded at Conscious Embassy Studio in 2017.

                                  • Vaughn Benjamin – Take Your Time
                                  • The Riddim Activist – Dub Your Time
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                                  MexicanoGorilla In ManillaPioneer

                                  Mid 70s DJ cut from The Mexicano aka Rudy Grant brother of Eddy Grant on the heavyweight "Marcus Garvey" rhythm borrowed from Burning Spear & Jack Ruby.

                                  • Mexicano – Gorilla In Manilla
                                  • Bag-O-Wire – Bag-O-Wire
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                                  Binker Golding, John Edwards, Steve NobleMoon Day (Limited Blue Vinyl Edition **SOTU EXCLUSIVE**)ByrdOut

                                  **Limited, hand-numbered, blue vinyl copies - exclusive here at Sounds of the Universe!**

                                  UK saxophonist Binker Golding maps cosmic/free jazz vibrations with bass player John Edwards and experimental drummer/percussionist Steve Noble of cult avant-garde jazz/post punk group Rip, Rig & Panic!

                                  • – One Giant Step, Parts I-IV
                                  • – Reflection
                                  • – Lunar Wind
                                  • LP (SOTU exclusive)£22.00
                                    • Limited blue vinyl edition **EXCLUSIVE**
                                    • Hand-numbered edition of 200 copies
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                                  The WinstonsAmen Brother / Color Him FatherSoul Jazz Records

                                  It's back in stock!!! EXCLUSIVE - ONLY AVAILABLE HERE!

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                                  WORLD EXCLUSIVE limited edition seven-inch 45 ONLY AVAILABLE to customers at Soul Jazz Records and Sounds of the Universe!

                                  The world's greatest ever break? Here it is - The first official re-release of The Winston's Amen Brother with the LEGENDARY Amen Break as featured on 1000s of hip-hop and jungle releases. This record has been a collectors' 45 for ages and OUT OF PRINT for 50 years - sounding fresh!

                                  Not only that but the flip-side Color Him Father is a superb Curtis Mayfield-esque ANTHEMIC soul tune - as essential as the A-side.

                                  WORLD EXCLUSIVE limited edition seven-inch 45 ONLY AVAILABLE to customers at Soul Jazz Records and Sounds of the Universe!

                                  THIS RECORD IS 100% ESSENTIAL and ONLY available HERE - DO NOT MISS OUT!


                                  • The Winstons – Amen Brother
                                  • The Winstons – Color Him Father
                                  Czarface & MF DoomSuper What?Silver Age

                                  The lamented hip hop icon MF Doom unleashes his wizardry and wordplay throughout the record, while CZARFACE (bolstered by the legendary Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck and Esoteric) slash through each of the Czar-Keys' produced tracks as the team raises the bar on their previous album 'Czarface meets Metalface' of 2018. Featuring golden-age superhero DMC (of RUN-DMC) and Hieroglyphics' leader Del The Funky Homosapien, with art by longtime CZARFACE co-creator Lamour Supreme, this album will bring "all the thrills of a cosmic summer blockbuster."

                                  • – The King And Eye (feat. DMC of Run DMC)
                                  • – Czarwyn's Theory Of People Getting Loose (feat. Kendra Morris)
                                  • – Mando Calrissian
                                  • – DOOM Unto Others
                                  • – Jason & The Czargonauts (feat. Del The Funky Homosapien)
                                  • – Break In The Action
                                  • – A Name To The Face
                                  • – This Is Canon Now
                                  • – So Strange (feat. Godforbid)
                                  • – Young World
                                  • 1. – The King And Eye (feat. DMC of Run DMC)
                                  • 2. – Czarwyn's Theory Of People Getting Loose (feat. Kendra Morris)
                                  • 3. – Mando Calrissian
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                                  • LP£26.00
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                                  • CD£12.00
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                                  Cold Wave # 2Soul Jazz Records

                                  Cold Wave #2

                                  Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + PURPLE VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Ltd. Edn. Dayglo sleeve + BLACK VINYL 2xLP, + mini-fanzine/ Dayglo CD + Slipcase + Booklet

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                                  Soul Jazz Records new ‘Cold Wave’ is a new collection of current electronic artists who have all been shaped by the early European cold wave artists of the late 70s and early 80s.

                                  This is the second release of Soul Jazz Records’ new Cold Wave overview.

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                                  This second edition Cold Wave #2 comes in two vinyl editions – a one-off pressing purple coloured vinyl edition and a black vinyl edition. Both come as heavyweight double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves and the limited edition first pressing of this album comes with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured. The CD edition comes with artist booklet/fanzine and slipcase. All editions are printed in special dayglo colour finish.

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                                  These first artists created new electronic musical landscapes as well as pursuing a stubborn D-I-Y aesthetic, often releasing material on cassette and pioneering use of lo-fi technology, primitive drum machines and home-recording techniques. As part of this continued evolution today many of the artists featured here also self-release their own material, run labels, publish fanzines, or are part of wider musical collectives.

                                  Aside from the first electronic, no wave, and post-punk artists cited as influences –Suicide, Patrick Cowley, The Normal, Martin Hannett, Laurie Anderson, Public Image – this new generation of artists also show an exquisitely open source of electronic and disparate influences, everything from Underground Resistance to Purcell, from Scientist to New Beat and more besides.

                                  Most of the featured artists are based in Europe and include Krikor from France, Beta Evers and L.F.T. from Germany, Lena Willikens, Job Siffre and De Ambassade from the Netherlands, Toulouse Low Trax from Germany, Dave I.D. and Broken English Club from the UK, and V.C.V.S from Georgia

                                  All of the bands featured here make distinctive contemporary music out of the 80s roots of the first cold wave movement.

                                  • Lena Willikens – Howlin Lupus
                                  • Beta Evers – Hiding
                                  • L.F.T. – Stay Away From The Light
                                  • Job Sifre – At Least We Try
                                  • De Ambassade – Niet Van Mij
                                  • Toulouse Low Trax – Rushing Into Water
                                  • V.C.V.S. – Hum
                                  • Dave I.D. – Help Starts
                                  • Broken English Club – Vacant Cars
                                  • Krikor Kouchian – Deserver Dub
                                  WitnessMercy GoneFruits Records

                                  Probably one of the most sought-after Jamaican roots reggae tracks by record collectors, ‘MERCY GONE’ is both an obscure and iconic sound system tune. Originally performed by the equally obscure 1NY and Soul Syndicate, 'Mercy Gone' captures the essence of 70s roots reggae: a slow tempo with a bouncing uptempo skank, inventive drumming and a compelling bass line, a raw but powerful sound, and a plaintive voice whose emotion reflects the harsh reality of the sufferer’s life. The 18th Parallel wanted to offer their own version of this classic, an original record that is now unavailable and estimated to be worth thousands of dollars. To do so, the producers found a young singer of only twenty years old with undeniable talent, but still unknown to the public: Witness. Originally from Swaziland, Philisiwe ‘Witness’ Lukhele delivers her own interpretation of ‘Mercy Gone’ on an original riddim by The 18th Parallel. Without trying to identically reproduce the original, Witness and The 18th Parallel offer a powerful and modernised recut that still is faithful to the aesthetics of the Jamaican sound of the 70s. Above all, they finally give sound systems the opportunity to play this anthem, which was previously inaccessible on a 7" single. The icing on the cake on the B-side: one of the most prominent DJs on the current British sound system scene, Mr. Williamz, takes over and mash up the dance! Rewind!

                                  • – Mercy Gone
                                  • – Mercy Gone Part II
                                  • 7"£10.00
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                                  Sun PalaceRude Movements: The Remixes (inc. Moodyman, FK and Kenny Dope remixes)BBE

                                  Classic UK jazz-funk/disco anthem from 1983 gets the remix treatment from Moodymann, Kenny Dop, Francois Kevorkain, Frankie Feliciano and OPOLOPO!

                                  • – Moodyman extended remix
                                  • – Frankie Feliciano remix
                                  • – Kenny Dope 'Dancefloor Powder' remix
                                  • – Francois K 'SATS' dub
                                  • 2×12"£37.00
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                                  Studio One RootsSoul Jazz Records

                                  LAST COPIES

                                  This is the new 20th anniversary edition of one of Soul Jazz Records’ classic Studio One releases now available as a one-off pressing special blue vinyl very limited-edition pressing ( 2000 copies worldwide).

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                                  Studio One Roots set the standard for Soul Jazz Records’ long-standing series of Studio One collections and features many of the classic artists from Clement 'Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s mighty roster of reggae.

                                  This album includes Freddie McGregor, Willie Williams, Cornell Campbell, Alton Ellis, Devon Russell alongside some of the defining crack-session men groups of Jamaican reggae history - The Sound Dimension, Brentford All-Stars, The Skatalites, New Establishment and more. As ever the album is filled with a mixture of seminal cuts and super-rarities from the vast vaults of 13 Brentford Road.

                                  Stand-out tracks include Alton Ellis’s Blackish White, a surreal and powerful Afro-centric dream, Count Ossie Nyabinghi and Rastafarian drummers genre-defying interpretation of Booker T and The MGs ‘Meditation’, Willie Williams awe-inspiring versioning of the Skatalites' seminal Rastafari anthem Addis Ababa and many, many more.

                                  This album has been fully digitally remastered, analog cut and packaged complete with the following: Original sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley (author of When Reggae Was King), compiled by Mark Ainley (Honest Jons), high-quality Soul Jazz mastering, wicked images of Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari on the cover, and a rare image of Clement Dodd and musicians inside the studio at Studio One on the full colour inner sleeves.

                                  REVIEWS:

                                  "Having established himself as one of Jamaica's top producers the day Studio One opened its doors in the early '60s, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd was unable to maintain his status during the roots era of the subsequent decade. This can be attributed to a couple of factors. One was Dodd's apparent reluctance to record the new, overtly Rasta-inspired music. The other was an infusion of new blood into the Jamaican music business. Eager to make a name for themselves, producers like Joe Gibbs, Bunny Lee, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Winston "Niney" Holness managed to supplant the island's "big three" (Dodd, Duke Reid, and Prince Buster) in the process, driving the music's evolution in the '70s.

                                  There isn't a weak number across these 16 tracks, from the Gaylads' ode to "Africa" and Devon Russell's version of the heavyweight "Drum Song" rhythm, to a trio of stunning instrumentals: Jackie Mittoo and the Cyclones with nyahbinghi drummer Count Ossie on "Meditation," Lenny Hibbert's sparkling vibe work over Mittoo's "Ghetto Organ" ("More Creation"), and Sound Dimension's "Congo Rock."

                                  The music of this compilation is of a rare, rare beauty and is essential to anyone's reggae collection." All Music

                                  • The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
                                  • Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
                                  • Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
                                  • Bunny & Skitter – Lumumbo
                                  • Willie Williams & The All Stars – Addis A Baba
                                  • L.Crosdale With Drummond Bago & the Rebel Group – Set Me Free
                                  • Leroy Wallace & The New Establishment – Far Beyond
                                  • Lennie Hibbert – More Creation
                                  • Alton Ellis & The Sound Dimension – Blackish White
                                  • Winston Jarrett & The Sound Dimension – Fear Not
                                  • Devon Russell – Drum Song
                                  • The Gaylads – Africa
                                  • Black Brothers & The New Establishment – School Children
                                  • Linton Cooper & The Brentford Disco Set – You'll Get Your Pay
                                  • Sound Dimension – Congo Rock
                                  • Zoot Simms – African Challenge
                                  • 1. The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
                                  • 2. Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
                                  • 3. Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
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                                  • 2×LP£30.00
                                    Limited edition blue coloured vinyl + inners + download
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                                  • CD£12.00
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                                  • MP3 Release£8.99
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                                  Zu-ZuWinnerBebo's Music

                                  Sought-after, early 1980s JA roots tune on the timeless Swing Easy riddim. Originally released on 7'' on the Bebo's Music imprint, reissue on 12" with previously unreleased extended cuts.

                                  • – Winner (extended)
                                  • – Winner (version)
                                  • 12"£13.00
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                                  Sneaky JesusFor Joseph RiddleShapes of Rhythm

                                  Album debut from young, exciting jazz quartet Sneaky Jesus, based in Poland. 'For Joseph Riddle' merges concepts of contemporary Polish Jazz and breakbeat oriented styles of UK and US jazz with ideas and energy derived from punk and funk! Highly recommended!

                                  • – Bugs
                                  • – Józek Zagadka
                                  • – Battledance
                                  • – Minneapolis
                                  • – Police Game
                                  Errol DunkleyDown LowStudio 1

                                  SORRY SOLD OUT!!

                                  Very limited MASSIVE Studio One roots tune!

                                  Super-rare - NONE on Discogs, one sold on Popsike 8 years ago! (£200+)!

                                  Boom tune + KILLER dub!


                                  • – Down Low
                                  • – Version
                                  • 7"£13.99
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                                  Cumbia Cumbia 1 & 2World Circuit

                                  **Repressed!**

                                  Cumbia, the music and the dance synonymous with Colombia, has been around almost since the 17th century. Today, it’s a badge of identity for Colombians everywhere, but is now also enjoying a global renaissance; filling dance floors and captivating a new generation of music fans. Originally released by World Circuit as two separate albums – ‘Cumbia Cumbia’ in 1989 and ‘Cumbia Cumbia 2’ in 1993 - this collection brings together some of the greatest recordings made by Colombia’s legendary record label, Discos Fuentes, between 1954 and 1988.

                                  • Rodolfo Y Su Tipica – La Colegiala
                                  • Gabriel Romero – La Subienda
                                  • Armando Hernandez Y Su Conjunto – La Zenaida
                                  • Adolfo Echeverria Y Su Orquesta – Amaciendo
                                  • Pedro Laza Y Sus Pelayeros – Navidad Negra
                                  • Conjunto Tipico Vallenato – Cumbia Cienaguera
                                  • Rodolfo Y Su Tipica – Tabaco Y Ron
                                  • Gabriel Romero – La Piragua
                                  • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£26.00
                                    Limited 180g red & blue vinyl edition
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                                  Yelfris ValdésFor The Ones... Remixed (inc. Quantic, Osunlade, K15, Maxwell Owin and Likwid Continual Space Motion remixes)Música Macondo

                                  The hugely talented, Afro-Cuban composer and trumpeter, Yelfris Valdés, released the sold out, future classic 'For The Ones...' - a hypnotic blend of jazz, cuban rhythms and electronics - back in 2019.

                                  With the album's impressive palette of epic, cosmos-weaving trumpet melodies, fuzzy keys and psychedelic textures at their disposal, Quantic, K15, LCSM, Osunlade, Maxwell Owin, Contours repurpose and rework some of the album’s key moments, bringing an injection of dancefloor - friendly sensibilities to the proceedings.

                                  20% of the profit made from the sale of this record is going to supplying instruments to music schools in Cuba.

                                  "This guy is a very important new generation Cuban artist" - Gilles Peterson

                                  • – Aceleyo Aña (Quantic Remix)
                                  • – Maktub (Contours Remix)
                                  • – Ancestry (K15 Remix)