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    • – Solid Ground (Virgil Abloh remix)
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    • – Cold Little Heart
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    • – Falling
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                • – Solid Ground (Virgil Abloh remix)
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                Original Nigerian vinyl. Killer.

                Original Nigerian Vinyl VG+ (some surface marks plays fine) /Sleeve VG (bit of creasing, pen mark on front and labels)

                +High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+
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                • Original LP£35.00
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                SEMINAL disco!

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                    • – love for sale
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                    D'BoraDream About You (Remixes) (1991)Polydor
                      • Original 12"£7.00
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                      Pete TownshendRough MixPolydor
                        • Original LP£15.00
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                        Don ByasRound About Midnight (1962)Polydor

                        Nice French LP!

                          • Original LP£20.00
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                          David Rose & His OrchestraGreat Orchestras Of The World - David Rose & His OrchestraPolydor

                          Hmmm

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                            Steve Gibbons BandDown In The Bunker (1978)Polydor
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                              The Royal Philharmonic OrchestraThe Concert John Barry (1972)Polydor
                                • Original LP£8.99
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                                Atlanta Rhythm SectionChampagne Jam (1978)Polydor
                                  • Original LP£9.99
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                                  James BrownFor Goodness Sakes, Look At Those Cakes (1978)Polydor

                                  The heavyweight minister of funk doing his disco thang - original USA 45

                                  • – For Goodness Sakes, Look At Those Cakes (Part 1)
                                  • Original 7"£10.00
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                                  MandrillComposite TruthPolydor

                                  KILLER Early 1973 album from the seminal latin-funk group. Includes "Fencewalk"!


                                  • – Fencewalk
                                  • – Hagalo
                                  • New LP £16.00
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                                  Os MutantesA Divina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado (1970)Polydor

                                  Psychedelic Tropicalista nirvana. Check the tripped out 'Ando Medio Desligado.'

                                  • – Ando Medio Desligado
                                  Isaac HayesI Ain't Never / Love Has Been Good To Us (1980)Polydor

                                  Wicked boogie funk soul disco

                                  • – I Ain't Never
                                  • Original 7"£10.00
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                                  James BlakeAssume FormPolydor

                                  Mercury award winner James Blake returns with his 4th studio album 'Assume Form'. The album features collaborations with Travis Scott, André 3000, Metro Boomin, Moses Sumney and Rosalía.

                                  • – Assume Form
                                  • – Mile High (feat. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin)
                                  • – Tell Them (feat. Moses Sumney & Metro Boomin)
                                  • – Into The Red
                                  • – Barefoot In The Park (feat. ROSALÍA)
                                  • – Can’t Believe The Way We Flow
                                  • – Are You In Love?
                                  • – Where’s The Catch? (feat. André 3000)
                                  • – I’ll Come Too
                                  • – Power On
                                  • – Don’t Miss It
                                  • – Lullaby For My Insomniac
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                                  Gloria GaynorStories (1980)Polydor
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                                            Mogadisco: Dancing Mogadishu, Somalia 1972-1991Analog Africa

                                            Amazing new compilation from Analog Africa, compiled via trawling through piles of cassettes and listening to reel-to-reel tapes, in the dusty archives of Radio Mogadishu, Somalia. Full to the brim of amazing Somalian music featuring tracks from The Dur Dur Band, Omar Shooli, Bakaka Band and many more. Highly recommended!

                                            • – Dur-Dur Band - Daradaa Muxibo (Because of you Muxibo)
                                            • – Omar Shooli - Hab Isii (Hug Me)
                                            • – Mukhtar Ramadan Iidi - Check Up Your Head
                                            • – Bakaka Band - Geesiyada Halgamayow (Brave Fighters)
                                            • – Fadumo Qassim & Shareero Band - Waakaa Helaa (I like you)
                                            • – Iftin Band - Sirmaqabe (No Secrets)
                                            • – Mukhtar Ramadan Iidi - Baayo (Hey Woman)
                                            • – Shimaali & Killer - Hoobeya (Somali traditional chant)
                                            • – Dur-Dur Band - Shaleedayaa (By Myself)
                                            • – Dur-Dur Band - Ladaney (Woman's Name)
                                            • – Bakaka Band - Gobonimada Jira (Choose Freedom)
                                            • – Iftin Band - Ii Ooy Aniga (Cry For Me)
                                            • 1. – Dur-Dur Band - Daradaa Muxibo (Because of you Muxibo)
                                            • 2. – Omar Shooli - Hab Isii (Hug Me)
                                            • 3. – Mukhtar Ramadan Iidi - Check Up Your Head
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                                            • 2xLP (+ Download Code)£26.00
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                                            • CD£20.00
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                                            Gary BartzMusic Is My SanctuaryCapitol

                                            Classic jazz funk album produced by the brilliant Mizell brothers! Features "Music Is My Sanctuary" and "Carnival De L'esprit"!

                                              • Reissue LP£16.00
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                                              Herbie HancockDirectstepGet On Down

                                              Get On Down reissue Herbie Hancock's classic, Japanese 'direct-to-disc' album recording 'from 1979 - a jazz-fusion gem available on vinyl again for the first time in 30 years! Features the classic 'Butterfly', 'I Thought It Was You' and also includes 'Shiftless Shuffle'!

                                              • – Butterfly
                                              • – Shiftless Shuffle
                                              • – I Thought It Was You
                                              • LP£26.00
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                                              Donna McGheeMake It Last ForeverWewantsounds

                                              Reissue of this rare disco/boogie classic album written, arranged and produced by the great Greg Carmichael and legendary Patrick Adams. Originally released in 1978 and every track a winner!

                                              • – Make It Last Forever
                                              • – Do As I Do
                                              • – It Ain't No Big Thing
                                              • – Mr. Blindman
                                              • – I'm A Love Bug
                                              • LP£22.99
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                                              • CD£13.99
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                                              FKA twigsMagdaleneYoung Turks

                                              FKA twigs returns with her highly anticipated second album release, 'MAGDALENE'. Dark, spectral pop / R&B experiments featuring a major contributions from Nicolas Jaar!

                                                • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£16.99
                                                  Limited red vinyl edition
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                                                • CD£8.99
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                                                Moses BoydDark MatterExodus Records

                                                UK jazz drummer Moses Boyd returns with 'Dark Matter', an album that explores the point where electronic music and jazz converge. Incredible stuff, featuring guest spots from the likes of Joe Armon Jones, Poppy Ajudha and Nonku Phir.

                                                • – Stranger Than Fiction
                                                • – Hard Food Interlude
                                                • – B.T.B
                                                • – Y.O.Y.O
                                                • – Shades Of You (feat. Poppy Ajudha)
                                                • – Dancing In The Dark (feat. Obongjayar)
                                                • – Only You
                                                • – 2 Far Gone (feat. Joe Armon Jones)
                                                • – Nommos Descent (feat. Nonku Phiri)
                                                • – What Now?
                                                • 2×LP£20.99
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                                                • CD£11.99
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