• Earth, Wind & Fire – BRAZILIAN RHYME (Unreleased Extended Mix)
    • Earth, Wind & Fire – My Love
    • 1. BRAZILIAN RHYME (Unreleased Extended Mix)
    • 2. My Love

    Another big one from The Athens Of The North Camp - The full vocal, never before released version of Brazilian Rhyme! The track is an uncredited cover of Toninho Horta's "Beijo Partido". One for the b-boys and disco heads alike!

    Other Releases by Earth, Wind & Fire

    Earth, Wind & Fire The Best Of Earth Wind & Fire Vol. I (1978)CBS

    The best of EWF's late seventies period and the only album where you can get the tracks "September" and "Love Music"!

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      Other Releases on Athens Of The North

      Christopher JayWhat Do You Want Me To DoAthens Of The North

      Reissue of this wicked, oddball/outsider, boogie/funk 45 from New York circa 1987!

      • – What Do You Want Me to Do
      • – What Do You Want Me to Do (Edit)
      LinkwoodMonoAthens Of The North

      Lo-fi house music, electro-funk, synth pop instrumentals, primitive techno and out-there kosmiche vibes from the awesome talent, Linkwood! An absolute ace via Athens Of The North!

      • – Bubbles
      • – Candy Land
      • – Shortwave
      • – Rain & Shine / Byte Size
      • – Squeeze
      • – Endcoms
      • – I Love You
      • – No One's Perfect
      • – Date-Line
      • – Refresher
      • – Kubes
      • – Dust Jacket
      • – Strangely Enough
      East Coast Love AffairConfrontationsAthens Of The North

      Party-starting heat from East Coast Love Affair who come with the rousing disco vibes of 'Confrontations' backed with the MONSTER percussive breakdown of 'Shake' - killer, killer release via Athens Of The North!

      • – Confrontations
      • – Shake
      Warren HampshireLanguage Of The BirdsAthens Of The North

      Warren Hampshire's personal folk musings on 'Language Of The Birds' hint at 60s psychedelic folk and 70s ambient moods, provoking "memories of old children's books, fairy tales". Stunning, hypnotic release via Athens Of The North!

      • – Eve of the Deluge
      • – The Falling Rain
      • – Zep Tepi
      • – Then It Was Gone
      • – From Lonely Hours
      • – I Just Didn't Think You'd Care
      • – Autumn's Draw
      • – They Glide the Hills
      • – Only a Moment
      • – Wu Wei
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      Nathan BartellNathan BartellAthens Of The North

      A collection of keys tracks from cult 'deep funk' hero, Nathan Bartell! Contains the hugely sought-after cut 'Top Going Down' amongst other soul gems from this US legend.

      • – Top Going Down
      • – I Feel It Comin
      • – Sitting Alone
      • – Jody & John
      • – Moving On
      • – Mystery Lady
      • – Ooh Baby, I Love You
      • – If I Could Win Your Love
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      Christopher JayBe My LadyAthens Of The North

      Oddball disco/modern soul/boogie outsider jam from Christopher Jay - previously unreleased until now via Athens Of The North!

      • – Be My Lady
      • – Come out Tonight
      Brief EncounterGet a Good FeelingAthens Of The North

      A 45 reissue of Brief Encounter's most popular modern soul/disco side against possibly their best ballad / deep soul spin. Stone cold classic all the way via Athens Of The North!

      • – Get a Good Feeling
      • – Just a Little Notion
      Isabr'mIf I Had YouAthens Of The North

      Super rare boogie/funk nugget from the 80s that was recorded in the golden state of California!

      • – If I Had You
      • – Nothing at All
      LevalOur LoveAthens Of The North

      Reissue of this wicked, oddball, mid 80s Brit funk jam via Athens Of The North!

      • – Our Love
      • – It's Up to You
      Akira FreezeTell Me BabyAthens Of The North

      Mid-80s boogie/soul 45 from obscure Daytona act, Akira Freeze - big vibes on both sides!

      • – Tell Me Baby
      • – I Remember
      Chuck BrimleySt. Elmos FireAthens Of The North

      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.

      • – St. Elmos Fire
      • – St. Elmos Fire (Instrumental)
      LaRombéFrom PhillyAthens Of The North

      Wicked soul / disco from LaRombé, out on Athens Of The North.

      • – All In Your Mind
      • – Right On Time
      • – You're the Best (Curtom Mix)
      • – URThe1
      • – The Ultimate
      • – Sweet Sensations
      • – Love Will Make It Better
      • – Spread My Wings
      • – Somewhere Someone
      • – In The Light
      James McKenzie & The Mckenzie BrothersJames McKenzie & The Mckenzie BrothersAthens Of The North

      Lush, breezy AOR / soft rock business from James McKenzie & The Mckenzie Brothers - a compilation of two of their privately pressed albums from the 70s, reissued via Athens Of The North.

      • – Lady Is Love
      • – Live Again
      • – Two Ladies
      • – I Hope She Don't Hurt You
      • – Wonderful to Be in Love
      • – Felt Her Fire
      • – I've Got to Go
      • – Birth Is Love
      • – Joni's Little Song
      • – Lonley Girl
      • – Tomorrow Is Your Own
      Papa Bear & His CubsYou're So FineAthens Of The North

      Athens of the North reissue a deepfunk/soul rarity flipped with an absolute deep soul killer, from Texas band, Papa Bear & His Cubs!

      • – You're So Fine
      • – Sweetest Thing On This Side Of Heaven
      Dennis YoungPrimitive SubstanceAthens Of The North

      Woah - we didn't see this one coming! Athens Of The North focus on some unissued material from Dennis Young of no-wave / post punk legends from NYC, Liquid Liquid! Following the group disbanding in '85, Young continued to make music, adding elements of jazz and '4th world' music whilst being rooted into the percussive tradition synonymous with Liquid Liquid. A fantastic and intriguing release that puts a spotlight on that period in Young's career.

      • – Primitive Substance
      • – Berlin
      • – Safari Western
      • – Somerset Hill
      • – Big Mouth
      • – Tarzan Meets Jane
      • – Feels Good
      • – Forgiveness
      • – Montezuma
      • – Journey To Ixtlan
      • – You Turn Me On
      • – Volcano Cathedral
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      Brief EncounterWhere Will I GoAthens Of The North

      Athens Of The North reissue of one of the most coveted unreleased low rider / soul ballads ever. Huge tune - don't sleep!

      • – Where Will I Go
      • – Always
      Raw Soul ExpressLet GoAthens Of The North

      The two best cuts from the previously unreleased Raw Soul Express LP recently released by Athens Of The North. Limited to 500 copies - no repress! 

      • – Let Go
      • – Will You Be There
      NubiaThe Time Is RightAthens Of The North

      Chicano soul / disco floater cut from George Rivera's master tapes and reissued by the good people at Athens Of The North! Limited to 500 copies only. 

      • – The Time Is Right
      • – Feelin' Funky
      Hampshire & FoatGalaxies Like Grains of SandAthens Of The North

      Multi talented UK Jazz Pianist Greg Foat has teamed up with Mercury Award nominated "The Bees" member and multi instrumentalist Warren Hampshire to collaborate on a new LP drawing on their diverse musical influences - Classic British library music, 60s Italian soundtracks & lost Americana combined with touches of modern classical, minimalism, Jazz and Folk. Recommended! 

      • – Galaxies Like Grains of Sand
      • – Lullaby
      • – The Solar Winds (& Cadenza)
      • – A Long Way Home
      • – End Song
      • – All Washed Up
      • – How the Nights Can Fly
      • – End Song (Reprise)
      Twinkie ClarkAwake O ZionAthens of the North

      Gospel disco dance-floor filler from one of The Clark Sisters! First time on a 7" - another essential one from AOTN!  

      • – Awake O Zion
      • – Power
      BABParty & Get on DownAthens Of The North

      One of the best mid-tempo disco rarities to come out the 'deep funk' scene. Reissued nice n loud on a 12" on Athens of the North! 

      • – Party & Get on Down (Full Length Mix)
      • – Party & Get on Down
      StrangeYouAthens Of The North

      Two previously unreleased tracks from the outsider disco outfit 'Strange- - A spaced out druggy disco band that had a hint of Rick James with a deeper trippier vibe that's truly unique! Essential!  

      • – You
      • – Space V

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      • Sound Dimension – Soulful Strut
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      Nice mellow disco/funk tune. Check the Hawaiian slide guitar on the flip - quite trippy!

      • – (Sing) Me And My Gemini
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      Beautiful re-press of Don Cherry's seminal work from 1976, 'Brown Rice'. A brilliant fusion of jazz with rock, African, Indian, and Arabic music traditions.

      OUT OF PRINT FOR OVER 40 years on vinyl!

      Features the ESSENTIAL title track Brown Rice and the beautiful, hypnotising tune, 'Malkauns' & more!

      Every home should have one!

      • – Brown Rice
      • – Malkauns
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      Carl CraigVersusInFine

      Monumental symphonic versions of Carl Craig’s classic material, reinforced and magnified by Les Siecles Orchestra. Iconic French conductor François-Xavier Roth is at the helm of the symphony whilst InFiné mainstay Francesco Tristano supports on piano. Support from Lefto and Gilles Peterson!

      CD track listing below as different from vinyl;

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      2 - Darkness

      3 - Coding Sequence

      4 - Sandstorms

      5 - At Les

      6 - You’re Our Best & Only Friend

      7 - Desire

      8 - Barceloneta Trist

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      10 - Domina

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      • – Darkness
      • – Sandstorms
      • – At Les
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      First ClassThis Is It / Filled With Desire (1977)All Platinum

      Massive string-laden wicked boogie funk tune!

      • – This Is It
      • – Filled With Desire
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      Weldon Irvine I Love YouAthens Of The North


      SEMINAL cut from Weldon Irvine featuring DON BLACKMAN's truly soulful vocals. Essential, conscious soul perfection!

      • – I Love You (feat. Don Blackman)
      • – What's Going On?
      • 7"£10.99
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      The Universal Robot BandDance And Shake Your Tambourine (1976)Red Greg Records

      CLASSIC CLASSIC DISCO TUNE produced by Patrick Adams and Greg Carmichael. Seminal stuff!


      • – Dance And Shake Your Tambourine
      • Original 7"£10.00
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      • – Putting Game Down
      • Original 7"£12.00
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      LaRombéFrom PhillyAthens Of The North

      Wicked soul / disco from LaRombé, out on Athens Of The North.

      • – All In Your Mind
      • – Right On Time
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      • – URThe1
      • – The Ultimate
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      BACK IN STOCK! Motor City Drum Ensemble heads up !K7 latest Dj Kicks mix set with a cracking varied selection spanning deep cosmic jazz, dub, hypnotic african grooves, deep soulful house, rare-groove, post-punk and more. Loads of tasty bits on here, highlights include the infectious funky afro-beat 'Ariya' from Tony Allen, club-classic 'Stuck' by Peven Everett, Larry heard's late 80's chicago house gem 'The Juice' and the classic rare-groove joint 'Sweet Power & Your Embraced' by James Mason.

      Vinyl tracklisting:

      James Mason - Sweet Power, Your Embrace

      Electric Wire Hustle - Again (Scratch 22 remix)

      Peven Everett - Stuck (Original)

      Creative Swing Alliance - Don't Forget Your Keys

      Rick Poppa Howard - Can Your Love Find It's Way (Club Vocal)

      Motor City Drum Ensemble - Basement L.O.V.E (Dj Kicks)

      Arts & Crafts - I've Been Searching (Walter Gibbos 12" mix)

      Recloose - Cardiology (Isolee Mix)

      Sun Ra - Door To The Cosmos

      • electric wire hustle – again (scratch 22 remix)
      • rhythm & sound – mango drive
      • peven everett – stuck (original)
      • bad jazz troupe – breakdown treat
      • mr fingers – the juice
      • stone – girl i like the way that you move (dub)
      • fred p – on this vibe
      • loose joints – pop your funk (vocal version)
      • arts & crafts – i've been searching (walter gibbons 12" mix)
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      Wicked deep soulful boogie funk tune.

      Original independent (Chicago, Illinois) label USA 45.

      • – Body Dance
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      Anniversary reissue of this 70s roots dee jay classic, every track a killer. Recorded at black ark, king tubby's, channel one and randy's over a three year period.

      Check "poison flour" "i killed the barber".... just check the whole thing !!

      • – Best Dressed Chicken In Town
      • – Poison Flour
      • – I Killed The Barber
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      Adesse VersionsEdits From The TribeEdits From

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      • – Jagger
      • – Run Hot
      • 12"£10.99
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      Deep, Rotary Connection-esque tune arranged by Charles Stepney.

      Mint unplayed originl USA 45 VG

      • – I Who Have Nothing
      Johnny HammondGears (2015 reissue)BGP

      Seminal jazz and funk album from 1975 with SIX EXTRA PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED TRACKS! Arguably one of The Mizell Brothers finest productions and one of SOTU's favourites of all time!!!!. This easily sits aside classics like "Places & Spaces" by Donald Byrd and Lonnie Liston Smith's "Expansions".

      Fully remastered! Features the rare groove/disco faves "Tell Me What To Do", "Los Conquistadores Chocolates" and "Shifting Gears"! Superb! Highly recommended!

      • – Tell Me What To Do
      • – Los Conquistadores Chocolatés
      • – Lost On 23rd Street
      • CD£11.99
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      Deep, deep spiritual jazz vocals. Original Flying Dutchman 45

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        • – Feeling Good
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