Saturday Night: South African Disco Pop Hits '81-'87Various Artists

    Cultures Of Soul
    • – Varikweru - Saturday Night Special
    • – Margino - You and Me
    • – Hot Soul Singers - Good Vibes
    • – Brenda and the Big Dudes - No No Senor
    • – Supa Frika - Let's Get On It
    • – Brenda and the Big Dudes - Love Action
    • – Black Five - Wa Ikgona
    • – Margino - Holiday
    • – Soundburger - Ambiguously the Same
    • – Supa Frika - Love Satisfaction
    • 1. Varikweru - Saturday Night Special
    • 2. Margino - You and Me
    • 3. Hot Soul Singers - Good Vibes
    • 4. Brenda and the Big Dudes - No No Senor
    • 5. Supa Frika - Let's Get On It
    • 6. Brenda and the Big Dudes - Love Action
    • 7. Black Five - Wa Ikgona
    • 8. Margino - Holiday
    • 9. Soundburger - Ambiguously the Same
    • 10. Supa Frika - Love Satisfaction

    Cultures Of Soul focus on the the intermediary forms of music in SA that filled the gap between the musical styles of mbaqanga and bubblegum in this important period, both musically and politically.

    Starting from the early 80s, when bands like Varikweru, Black Five and Soundburger essayed local attempts at boogie and jazz-fusion, through experiments like the Madonna-cloned diva Margino, who domesticized the burgeoning Italo-disco and NYC electro sounds, up through the massive breakthrough of Brenda and the Big Dudes, who arrived at the right mix between native and international influences to point the way forward for South African pop.

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    Cameroon Garage FunkAnalog Africa

    Analog Africa focuses on a DIY scene in the African country’s capital Yaoundé during the 1970s. Recorded in haste in an adventist church and distributed by the DIY network set up by French label Sonafric. Launching the careers of several Cameroonian artists represented in this essential compilation!

    • – Jean-Pierre Djeukam - Africa Iyo
    • – Louis Wasson et L´Orchestre Kandem Irenée - Song Of Love
    • – Pierre Didy Tchakounte et les Tulipes Noires - Monde Moderne
    • – Pierre Didy Tchakounte - Ma Fou Fou
    • 1. – Jean-Pierre Djeukam - Africa Iyo
    • 8. – Louis Wasson et L´Orchestre Kandem Irenée - Song Of Love
    • 9. – Pierre Didy Tchakounte et les Tulipes Noires - Monde Moderne
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    • 2×LP£28.00
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    • CD + Book (200g)£20.00
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    Right On Time: Trojan Rock SteadyMusic On Vinyl

    Gone back from 2021-06-18 to 27/08/2021

    Second part of MOV's Trojan compilation series, which celebrates the best works from the legendary reggae label Trojan Records. It was compiled by Laurence Cane-Honeysett, who also wrote the linernotes. Some of Trojan’s finest are featured on this compilation; as there are The Gladiators, The Melodians, The Gladiators, Ken Boothe a.o. 750 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl. The package also includes an exclusive Trojan / Music On Vinyl coaster.

    • Joe White – My Guiding Star
    • Delroy Wilson – I Want To Love You
    • Alton Ellis – Why Did You Leave Me (To Cry)
    • The Sealmates – She Said She Loves Me
    • The Sensations – Right On Time
    • Leslie Butler – Revival
    • Stranger & Gladdy – Over Again
    • The Maytals – Reborn
    • Glen Brown – Girl You're Cold
    • Black Brothers – Baby Come Back To Me
    • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£28.00
      Limited, numbered, orange vinyl edition inc. Trojan / Music On Vinyl coaster!​
      Expected 27 AugPreorder
    Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio OneSoul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records’ new Studio One collection ‘Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio One’ features a stellar selection of 70s roots music – classic and rare tracks recorded at Clement Dodd’s musical empire at 13 Brentford Road in the 1970s.

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    Rastafarian-inspired Roots music was an ever-important aspect of Studio One’s output from the start of the 1970s onwards and this album features many of the ground-breaking groups and artists that established the sound of Jamaica during this decade and beyond.

    Featured here are seminal artists such as Freddie McGregor, The Wailing Souls, The Gladiators, Horace Andy, Devon Russell, Cedric Brooks, Count Ossie, Judah Eskender Tafari alongside a host of lesser-known rare cuts made at Studio One from artists such as The Prospectors, Viceroys and Pablove Black.

    Studio One and founder Clement Dodd’s connection with Rastafarianism dates back to the early 1960s, with Dodd accompanying members of the Skatalites up to the hills of Kingston to listen to the music of the Rastafarianism Count Ossie and his drummers. The album sleevenotes discuss how Clement Dodd’s musical links, as well as his role in heading the most important record label in Reggae, are in many ways linked to the beliefs of Rastafarianism.

    This album is released as a heavyweight black vinyl double-album with gatefold sleeve, full notes and download code, deluxe CD with full booklet and slipcase and digital album.

    • Freddie McGregor – I Am a Revolutionist
    • The Silvertones – Burning In My Soul
    • Wailing Souls – Without You
    • Devon Russell – Jah Jah Fire
    • Trevor Clarke – Sufferation
    • The Gladiators – Sonia
    • Judah Eskender Tafari – Always Trying
    • The Viceroys – Ya Ho
    • Im and Count Ossie – Give Me Back Me Language And Me Culture
    • The Gladiators – Serious Thing
    • The Prospectors – Glory For I
    • Wailing Souls – Things and Time
    • Pablove Black – Inner Peace
    • The Gladiators – Peace
    • Horace Andy – Mr. Jolly Man
    • Wailing Souls – Rock But Don't Fall
    • Albert Griffiths and The Gladiators – Righteous Man
    • The Viceroys – So Many Problems
    The Lost Maestros CollectionDeviation Records

    The Lost Maestros Collection is a collaboration between Deviation Records and the independent Malian label Mieruba, which has been working since 2010 to ensure that this golden age of Mande music does not fall into obscurity.

    'The Lost Maestros Collection' focuses on musical riches of Mali, and more particularly the music of the Mandé region, cradle of the great griot families,. Highly recommended!

    • – Zoumana Tereta - Duni
    • – Askia Modibo - Sebela
    • – Labouzou - So Happy In You
    • – Tiowa Dembele - Ho Imimouwo
    • – Trico Boy - Mani Kuru
    • – Tambaoura Jazz - Kabu
    • – Namakoro Fomba - Segou to Yanfolila
    • – Mangala Camara - Djelale
    • – Zoumana Tereta - Falla
    • – Askia Modibo - Ngioumamba
    • – Labouzou - Balanzan 4444
    • – Tiowa Dembele - Mahari
    • – Trico Boy Tchierombaye
    • – Tambaoura Jazz - Salia
    • – Mangala Camara - Fantanden
    • – Tambaoura Jazz - Magasse
    Journeys In Modern Jazz: Great BritainDecca

    **Featuring amazing music from British jazz legends such as Don Rendell, Michael Garrick, Neil Ardley, Ian Carr, Dick Morrissey, Harry Beckett and more!**

    A deep dive into the one of most collectable jazz catalogues in the world, a selection of some of the rarest and most sought-after recordings from the 60s and 70s, a time when British jazz began to find its own identity. Drawn from the iconic labels of Decca, Deram, Argo, EMI Columbia/Lansdowne Series, Fontana, Mercury and Philips.

    • Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra – Don The Dreamer
    • Don Rendell Quintet – A Matter Of Time
    • Michael Garrick Sextet – Second Coming
    • Harry Beckett – Third Road
    • 1. Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra – Don The Dreamer
    • 2. Don Rendell Quintet – A Matter Of Time
    • 5. Michael Garrick Sextet – Second Coming
    • View full info and tracklisting
    • New 2×LP (180 GRAM) + Download Code£31.00
      • 16-page 12x12" insert with 20,000 word essay detailing this crucial era of British jazz with track commentaries and artist biographies
      • Vinyl audio remastered & cut by Gearbox Records
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    • 2×CD£17.00
      • 2xCD hard cover book includes a 20,000 word essay detailing this crucial era of British jazz with track commentaries and artist biographies
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    UK Electronics 1988-1994: A Compilation of Music from the British Label Mindscan TapesDelodio

    Compilation of seldom heard tracks from UK tape label Mindscan Tapes covering late 80's and early 90's experiments with house, techno and industrial.

    "The very personal vision of a young Englishman who would spend all of his dole money on the production of underground compilation cassettes spanning across electro, early techno, ambient, experimental, house and industrial music."

    • – Pattern Clear - Dreamscape
    • – Dreamcore - Deep In U
    • – M Nomized - Change Fuzz
    • – Spunk Weevils - Jenny
    • – Richard Leake - Homelands
    • – Teknohadfuk - THF 4.1.A
    • – Zero Population Growth - Sickness
    • – Youth Is Violence - Codex
    Can You Feel It? Vol.3: Modern Soul, Disco & Boogie 1976-85Tramp Records

    Tramp Records' top 'Can You Feel It?' series continues with some rare and obscure modern soul, disco and boogie originating from countries as diverse as Barbados, Guyana, Germany, and the US.

    • – Compton Hodge I Wanna Dance
    • – Kip Carmen Stampede
    • – Monofide Come Along With Me And Party
    • – H. Andrews & Company Frisco Disco
    • – Teakwood Can You Dig It?
    • – Parnassus Bay Trippin
    • – Hot Cakes Take The A Plane
    • – Third Stream Gettin It Together
    • – Van Buren Bronco Queen (Pt.1)
    • – Earl Turner S'Port City Rock
    • – Paul Thomas Turn It Out!
    • – JAVA Say Wah Choo Mean
    • – Ivory Warm Love
    • – James Kelly Duhon So Trusting
    • – Nature She's The One
    • – Joshua Jackson Sr. My Woman, My Woman
    • – The Unit III Feel-In
    • – Teresa Harris UFO (feat. The Gene Parker Quintet)
    • – Teresa Harris Good-bye (feat. The Gene Parker Quintet)
    • 2×LP + 7"£26.00
      - Initial pressing contains a bonus 7" of an ultra-rare disco/modern soul 45
      - Incl. full album download code
      - Deluxe double-gatefold LP with detailed liner notes and unseen photographs
      - All but one song are re-issued for the very first-time
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    • CD£13.00
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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
    Greg Belson's Divine Funk: Rare American Gospel Funk and SoulCultures Of Soul

    Some of the rarest gospel funk records from Greg Belson’s amazing collection featuring everything from the laid back breakbeat laced “I Don’t Want to Be Alone by Allen Gauff Jr to the high octane and socially-on-point take of the Gospel classic ‘This Little Light Of Mine’ by the Gospel Ambassadors to drum break funk of the Wearyland Singers ‘If You See Me Doing Wrong” to the sublime soulfulness of Zella Jackson’s “Days Are Just People.

    • The Chariettes – Nobody But Jesus
    • Allen Gauff, Jr. And His Combo – I Don't Want To Be Alone
    • Christian Harmonizers – Troubles Of The World
    • The Wearyland Singers – If You See Me Doing Wrong
    • Gospel Travelers – Jesus Is Watching You
    • Pearl Farano – Who's Your Boss
    • The Gospel Ambassadors – This Little Light Of Mine
    • The Vocalaires – Save A Seat For Me
    • Birmingham Traveleers – Call Me, Answer
    • Zella Jackson Price – Days Are Just Like People
    • Christian Harmonizers – Blackman, Keep On Doing Your Thing
    • Preacherman Isidore Womack – I've Got Power In My Mind
    • 1. The Chariettes – Nobody But Jesus
    • 2. Allen Gauff, Jr. And His Combo – I Don't Want To Be Alone
    • 3. Christian Harmonizers – Troubles Of The World
    • View full info and tracklisting
    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
    Oz Echoes: DIY Cassettes And Archives 1980​-​1989Efficient Space

    'Oz Echoes' peels away another layer of Australia’s ‘80s DIY hive mind. The Oz Waves successor exposes a deeper circuit of micro-run cassettes, community radio archives and irrationally abandoned studio sessions, as Steele Bonus sequences a 10-track compendium of drone pop, psycheelectronics and agitated tape cut-ups. Highly recommended!

    • Height/Dismay – Mother's Footsteps
    • The Frenzied Bricks – Vicious Circle
    • Modern Jazz – Zoom Dub
    • Mr Knott – Poor Galileo (He Has Gone Mad)
    • Aeroplane Footsteps – Arabia
    • Shanghai Au Go-Go – I Cried All Winter
    • Matt Mawson – Open The Goddam Door
    • The Horse He's Sick – Terminal Rebound
    • Wrong Kind Of Stone Age – Ravi Dubbi
    • Les Trois Etrangers – Luna
    Strong Love: Songs Of Gay Liberation 1972-1981Chapter Music

    'Strong Love' explores the first wave of openly gay songwriting that emerged after New York's Stonewall Riots kickstarted the modern gay rights movement in 1969. It took just a few years for the defiant chanting and interlocked arms of early 70s pride marches to reverberate onto record, and Strong Love begins with one of the earliest known recordings of openly gay songwriting, 1972's 'A Gay Song' by London hippie collective Everyone Involved. Across 15 tracks, the compilation takes in disarmingly personal folk, uplifting soul, outsider country and dark synth-rock.

    • Everyone Involved – A Gay Song
    • Charlie Murphy – Gay Spirit
    • Blackberri – It's Okay
    • Smokey – Strong Love
    • Robert Campbell – Dreamboy
    • Michael Cohen – Evil & Lusty
    • Lavender Country – Cryin' These Cocksucking Tears
    • Chris Robison – Big Strong Man In My Life
    • Steven Grossman – Out
    • Tom Robinson – Good To Be Gay
    • Buena Vista – Hot Magazine
    • International Gay Society – Stand Up For Your Rights
    • Scrumbly & Martin – Hots For A Hustler
    • Paul Wagner – The One
    • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£24.00
      Limited pink vinyl edition inc. download card
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    The Best Of ReggaeDoctor Bird

    Expanded version of the best-selling TV advertised album from 1973, comprising 55 of the biggest reggae hits of the late Sixties and early Seventies.

    The double disc collection includes numerous chart-busting hits and dancefloor-fillers, performed by some of the greatest Jamaican performers of the era, including such legendary artists as Desmond Dekker, the Maytals, Dave & Ansel Collins, the Pioneers, John Holt, Greyhound and Bob & Marcia.

    Guaranteed to bring a touch of warm Jamaican sunshine to even the coldest of days, “The Best Of Reggae” is sure to brighten up any occasion, 365 days of the year!

      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
      • View full info and tracklisting
      • 4×LP Box Set (2kg)£160.00
        • 4xLP box set is housed in a high-quality archival portfolio cast with a museum drop front.
        • Magazine style booklet featuring original impulse! ads and artist photos
        • Impulse! vinyl slipmat.
        • Free UK shipping!
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      • 2×CD£20.00
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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
      • View full info and tracklisting
      • 2×LP£30.00
        Limited edition blue coloured vinyl + inners + download
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      • MP3 Release£8.99
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      30 Years Of Strictly Rhythm: Part Two (Clear Vinyl Repress)Strictly Rhythm

      Mid-90s classics from Strictly's golden era feat. essentials from the likes of Mole People (Aramand Van Helden), DJ Sneak, Wamdue Project, Barbara Tucker and more!

      • Barbara Tucker – Beautiful People (Underground Network Mix)
      • Essence – Moments In House (Full Effect Mix) (DJ T Edit)
      • The Mole People – Break Night
      • DJ Sneak – Keep On Groovin' (Fat Bottom Mix)
      • Wamdue Project – King Of My Castle (Original Mix)
      • South Street Player – (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind (The Night Mix)
      • Sole Fusion – Bass Tone (Underground Network Mix)
      • 1. Barbara Tucker – Beautiful People (Underground Network Mix)
      • 2. Essence – Moments In House (Full Effect Mix) (DJ T Edit)
      • 3. The Mole People – Break Night
      • View full info and tracklisting
      • 2×12" (Coloured Vinyl)£24.00
        Limited clear vinyl repress
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      Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1Analog Africa

      It was in Benin City, in the heart of Nigeria, that a new hybrid of intoxicating highlife music known as 'Edo Funk' was born. It first emerged in the late 1970s when a group of musicians began to experiment with different ways of integrating elements from their native Edo culture and fusing them with new sound effects coming from West Africa´s night-clubs. Unlike the rather polished 1980's Nigerian disco productions coming out of the international metropolis of Lagos, Edo Funk was raw and reduced to its bare minimum.

      Analog Africa focus on this style with an essential, 12 track compilation with extended notes and photos.

      • Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
      • Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
      • Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
      • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Iranm Iran
      • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Sakpaide No.2
      • 1. Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
      • 2. Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
      • 3. Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
      • View full info and tracklisting
      • 2×LP£27.00
        Gatefold sleeve with 20 page booklet
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      • CD + Book (200g)£20.00
        Includes a 36 page booklet
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      Attack The Dancefloor – Special Remix EPZ Records

      Featuring boogie, house and modern disco vibes (check the killer version of the Dusty Springfield classic 'That's The Kind of Love I've Got for You' by Prospect Park) from the likes of The Sunburst Band and label boss Joey Negro with remixes from Andres (!), Jimpster, The Vision and Jkriv!

      • – The Sunburst Band - He Is (Jimpster Remix)
      • – Joey Negro feat. Sacha Williamson - I Recognise (Andres Remix)
      • – Prospect Park - The Kinda Love (Jkriv Original Vibe Remix)
      • – Jakatta feat. Seal - My Vision (The Vision Remix)
      • 1. – The Sunburst Band - He Is (Jimpster Remix)
      • 2. – Joey Negro feat. Sacha Williamson - I Recognise (Andres Remix)
      • 3. – Prospect Park - The Kinda Love (Jkriv Original Vibe Remix)
      • View full info and tracklisting
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      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’.

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      • Betty Davis – Politician Man
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        • Grupo Monumental – Nadie Se Siente Cansado
        • Orquesta Ritmo Oriental – Maria, Baila El Son
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        • View full info and tracklisting
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        • The Johnson Family Gospel Singers – Imitations
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        • Psalms – Praise The Lord
        • Mr. Jesse R. McGuire – Jesus Is On The Mainline
        • Paradise – Keep The Fire
        • Wisdom – Let The Lord Come In Your Life
        • Prophecy – Take It To The Streets
        • New Creation – Ain't No Right Way To Do Wrong
        • Calvin Bernard Rhone – That's How Much He Loves You
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          • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Sondeando
          • Las D'Aida – Con Cadencia y Con Dulzura
          • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Y No Le Conviene
          • Pablo Milanés – Te Quiero Porque Te Quiero
          • Emíliano Salvador – Luna Wanestain
          • Los Reyes 73 – Un Lamento Hecho Cancion
          • Eduardo Ramos – Vocación Revolución
          • Grupo Mounmental – Hasta Las Cuantas
          • Los 5 U 4 – Solo Esta Musica
          • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Canción Con Todos
          • Orquesta Los Van Van – Yo Se Que Van Van
          • Grupo Monumental – Nadie Se Siente Cansado
          • Orquesta Ritmo Oriental – Maria, Baila El Son
          • Juan Pablo Torres y Algo Nuevo – Rompe Cocorioco
          • Los Reyes 73 – Grandes Amigos
          • Paquito D'Rivera – La Patica
          • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Grifo
          • Raúl Gómez – Dacapo
          • Grupo Irakere – Juana 1600
          • 1. Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
          • 2. Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
          • 3. Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
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          Awale Jant BandYewoulenARC Music

          Awale Jant Band's album 'Yewoulen' features a rousing mix of horns, trumpets, sax, electric guitar and traditional Senegalese drums, bringing together Afro-Latin, funk and soul elements with a signature Senegalese twist! Highly recommended!

          • – Sope
          • – Domi Adama
          • – Cubalkafro
          • – Jules
          • – Amandine
          • – Just Be Free
          • – Kassak
          • – Jeunesse
          • – Yewoulen
          The New York Disco OrchestraReverieEspacial Discos

          Reissue of this sought-after US disco gem from 1978! Incredible production (comparable to Love Unlimited Orchestra and Rinder & Lewis), beautifully orchestrated and a generous amount of high gloss. Includes the rare-groove nugget 'Reverie' and a high camp version of the Barbra Streisand classic 'The Way We Were'!

          • – Reverie
          • – Untitled
          • LP + Download Code£25.00
            Black vinyl edition
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          Yabby You & The ProphetsConquering Lion (Expanded Edition)Pressure Sounds

          ‘Conquering Lion’ stands as one of the few truly essential albums of the roots era. As devotional as anything by Burning Spear, as polemical as Bob Marley, and as militant as the Mighty Diamonds, the album also communicates a haunting spiritual quality that is uniquely its own. Amazingly, for such a coherent work, the tracks were recorded over a period of at least four years, yet come together to present a single coherent vision. The album was first issued in Jamaica by Micron, and in the UK with a different tracklisting as ‘Ram-A-Dam’ on the Lucky label in 1976. Here the album is presented for the first time in expanded form, together with its dub counterpart. Vivian ‘Yabby You’ Jackson is often portrayed as a strange, otherworldly figure. Yet his life was filled with two opposing forces, the spiritual and the earthly. Even as Yabby was yearning for a higher plane of existence, he was scratching out a difficult living in the ghetto. Whilst warning of sinful secular behaviour, he was working at the race track taking bets. As well as creating some of the most powerful and heartfelt music to come out of Jamaica, Yabby was busy cutting deals with studios and musicians, and hustling round the record shops to sell his products. And these contradictions seem to have fuelled some of his best music, pushing him into places that other artists shied away from.

          * CD Bonus Tracks

          • – Run Come Rally
          • – Jah Vengence
          • – Conquering Lion
          • – Covetous Men
          • – Anti Christ
          • – Carnal Mind
          • – Jah Love
          • – Love Thy Neighbour
          • – Love Of Jah
          • – The Man Who Does The Work
          • Dubs – Rally Dub
          • – Hungering Dub *
          • – Tubby's Vengeance
          • – Version Dub *
          • – Conquering Dub
          • – Big Youth Fights Against Capitalist
          • – Anti Christ Rock
          • – Jah Love Dub
          • – Warning Version
          • – Love Thy Neighbour Version
          • – Love Of Jah Version Version
          • – Work Without Pay Dub
          • 2×LP£20.00
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          • CD£12.00
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          Shay Hazan QuintetBerber's Cha Cha / Old TartJazz45

          Debut 45 single from bassist and composer Shay Hazan and his quintet from Tel-Aviv on Jazzman singles offshoot, Jazz45! Berber's Cha Cha' is an uptempo piano-led waltz, redolent of classic Prestige Records soul-jazz and is backed with the more sombre tone of 'Old Tart'. Ace.

          • – Berber's Cha Cha
          • – Old Tart
          Studio One Rocksteady Got SoulSoul Jazz Records

          Back in stock!

          Soul Jazz Records new Studio One release Rocksteady Got Soul is a collection of uplifting and superb rocksteady and soulful reggae from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Studio One is the number one label in the history of reggae and he album features - as ever with Studio One - an impeccable and unbeatable line-up of reggae superstars all soaring at the height of their creative powers. Alton Ellis, John Holt, The Heptones, Jackie Mittoo, The Ethiopians, Lee Perry and more.

          The album is a mix of classic tunes and rhythms alongside super-rarities that were released in a dazzlingly complex web of Studio One labels and issues, deftly navigated with new sleevenotes from author and Studio One authority Rob Chapman. But enough with the chatter, just spin the platter - these tunes rule the town, hands down!


          This Soul Jazz/Studio One album is released as deluxe gatefold double-vinyl + house inners + download code. Also as jewel case CD housed in card slipcase. Both formats come with full sleeve notes/discography and exclusive photography. (The album is also available digitally on day of release onwards)

          • Alton Ellis – It's True
          • The Heptones – You Turned Away
          • The Gladiators – Mr Sweet
          • The Jail Breakers – Work It Up
          • Lee Perry & The Gaylads – Run Rudie Run
          • The Heptones – Young Generation
          • Jackie Mittoo – Good Feeling
          • C. Marshall – I Need Your Loving
          • Alton Ellis – I'll Be Waiting
          • The Clarendonians – The Tables Gonna Turn
          • Ken Parker – When You're Gone
          • Sound Dimension – Traveling Home
          • Errol Dunkley – Get Up Now
          • John Holt – My Heart Is Gone
          • Freedom Singers and Larry Marshall – Monkey Man
          • The Ethiopians – Let The Light Shine
          • Im and David – Money Maker
          • The Viceroys – Lose and Gain
          Deutsche Elektronische Musik 4Soul Jazz Records

          This is the new instalment of Soul Jazz Records’ ground-breaking Deutsche Elektronische Musik series, ‘A near-definitive guide to some of the world's most extraordinary music’ (The Guardian).

          This latest edition features many of the classic German electronic and Krautrock groups from the 1970s & 80s – including Can, Amon Duul II, Harmonia, Conrad Schnitzler, Agitiation Free, Roedelius – as well as a host of lesser known artists such as Dzyan, Klauss Weiss, Gruppe Between and many more.

          Deutsche Elektronische rarities unearthed on the album include Kalacakra (whose fan-base included the great Moondog!) and their superb ‘Nearby Shiras,’ taken from their super-rare spiritual/psychedelic private press concept album Crawling to Lhasa, from 1972.

          Deutsche Elektronische 4 includes a wealth of German electronic experimental artists – the seminal pioneering group Harmonia (Roedelius, Moebius and Michael Rother), avant-garde guru Conrad Schnitzler as well as lesser known synthetic artists such as Klauss Weiss, Deutsche Wertarbeit, E.M.A.K. (Electronische Musik Aus Koln), Gunter Schickert and others.

          Finally, the album also features an array of heavy and progressive German cosmic rock groups – Dzyan, Virus and the amazing Turkish/German tripped out sound of Alex’s ‘Patella Black’, recorded at Can’s Inner Space in 1973, produced by Holger Czukay and Jackie Liebezeit.

          Deutsche Elektronische 4 comes with extensive newly commissioned sleevenotes by David Stubbs, author of the seminal books ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the building of Modern Germany’, ‘Mars By 1980: The story of Electronic Music’, and ‘Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and its Legacy’.

          This album comes as a heavyweight triple vinyl edition with full colour inner sleeves, as well as a deluxe double CD edition with outsize booklet and slipcase. Both formats include full liner notes and extensive rare photography.

          • Alex – Patella Black
          • Klaus Weiss – Driving Sequences
          • Can – I'm So Green
          • Agitation Free – Laila, Part II
          • Deutsche Wertarbeit – Guten Abend, Leute
          • Amon Düül II – Wolf City
          • Michael Rother – Flammende Herzen
          • Klaus Weiss – Pink Sails
          • Virus – My Strand-Eyed Girl
          • Conrad Schnitzler – Ballet Statique
          • Kalacakra – Nearby Shiras
          • EMAK – Tanz In Den Himmel
          • Et Cetera – Mellodrama 2a
          • Between – Triumphzug Kaiser Maximilian I
          • Roedelius – Halmharfe
          • Dzyan – Dragonsong
          • Harmonia – Deluxe (Immer Wieder)
          • Günter Schickert – Suleika
          • Witthüser & Westrupp – Schöpfung (1. Mose 1)
          Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3Soul Jazz Records

          This latest instalment in Soul Jazz Records’ successful Deutsche Elektronische Musik series delves deeper into the German nation’s vaults to bring a fascinating new collection that again brings together a selection of classic German electronic and rock groups, including Neu!, Cluster, Popol Vuh, La Düsseldorf, Agitation Free, alongside a host of rare tracks by lesser known artists which includes Michael Bundt, Bröselmaschine, Dronsz, Achim Reichel and others.

          The music of Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 ranges from the introverted pastoralism of Hans Joachim Roedelius and Bröselmaschine, to the angular and futuristic electronic experimentations of Klauss Weiss, Pyrolator, Deuter, Michael Bundt and others, to the proto-punk of La Düsseldorf and the heavy space, progressive and cosmic rock of Missus Beastly, Niagara and Dyzan.

          The music on Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 was all recorded in the 1970s up to the early 1980s, at a time when forward-thinking German electronic and rock groups were searching for a new musical identity in order to separate themselves from both the cultural legacy of post-world war two Germany as well the ‘cultural imperialism’ of USA and UK rock. In this process German groups created some of the most unique and inspired music, the defining motorik beat alongside a host of ethno-musical influences from far afield – including Turkey, India, Brazil – as well as the musical and futurist possibilities of developments in electronics and technology itself.

          Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 is released as a heavyweight 3xLP, deluxe double CD pack and digital release. The new extensive sleevenotes are by David Stubbs, who is the author of the acclaimed book, ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany’ (Faber & Faber).

          “A near-definitive guide to some of the world’s most extraordinary music’’ ***** The Guardian

          "There are many potential futures contained within this exemplary Soul Jazz compilation" The Quietus

          • Klaus Weiss – Wide Open Space Motion
          • A.R. & Machines – I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song
          • Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutscher Wald
          • Dzyan – Khali
          • Missus Beastly – Geisha
          • Alex – Derulé
          • Agitation Free – In The Silence Of the Morning Sunrise
          • Georg Deuter – Pearls
          • Michael Bundt – The Brain Of Oskar Panizza
          • Popol Vuh – Ja, Deine Liebe Ist Sußer Als Wein
          • Novalis – Dronsz
          • Bröselmaschine – Schmetterling
          • Neu! – Neuschnee
          • Between – And The Waters Opened
          • La Düsseldorf – White Overalls
          • Klauss Weiss – Constellation
          • Achim Reichel – Tanz Der Vögel In Den Winden
          • Roedelius – Lustwandel
          • Pyrolator – Die Haut Der Frau
          • Cluster – Hollywood
          • Streetmark – Passage
          • Niagara – Rhythm Go
          • Michael Bundt – Neon
          • 1. Klaus Weiss – Wide Open Space Motion
          • 2. A.R. & Machines – I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song
          • 3. Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutscher Wald
          • View full info and tracklisting
          • 3×LP + Download Code £24.00
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          • 2×CD£12.00
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          • MP3 Release£9.99
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          Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1Analog Africa

          It was in Benin City, in the heart of Nigeria, that a new hybrid of intoxicating highlife music known as 'Edo Funk' was born. It first emerged in the late 1970s when a group of musicians began to experiment with different ways of integrating elements from their native Edo culture and fusing them with new sound effects coming from West Africa´s night-clubs. Unlike the rather polished 1980's Nigerian disco productions coming out of the international metropolis of Lagos, Edo Funk was raw and reduced to its bare minimum.

          Analog Africa focus on this style with an essential, 12 track compilation with extended notes and photos.

          • Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
          • Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
          • Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
          • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Iranm Iran
          • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Sakpaide No.2
          • 1. Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
          • 2. Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
          • 3. Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
          • View full info and tracklisting
          • 2×LP£27.00
            Gatefold sleeve with 20 page booklet
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          • CD + Book (200g)£20.00
            Includes a 36 page booklet
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          Andrew Weatherall: A Jockey Slut TributeJockey Slut

          DON'T MISS OUT on this ESSENTIAL book! An extensive, informative book on main man Andy Weatherall from those who knew him best including ... Bobby Gillespie, Danny Rampling, David Holmes, Keith Tenniswood, Terry Farley and many more!

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          Andrew Weatherall was the acid house generation’s most inspiring DJ and producer, renowned for his work on Primal Scream’s epoch-defining ‘Screamadelica’ and his own bands Sabres Of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen. As a DJ he was peerless and unpredictable, helming club nights that played techno, rockabilly or music that “never knowingly exceeded 122 bpm.”

          Weatherall featured in seminal dance music magazine Jockey Slut many times during its lifetime. All his interviews from the publication are included within this tribute to The Guv’nor. Further articles cover the tenure of his professional life from the mid-80s to 2020. They include his beginnings at the influential Boy’s Own fanzine, his DJ sets at landmark nights Shoom and Sabresonic, and the plethora of ventures he still had running including the Woodleigh Research Project, A Love From Outer Space and festival Convenanza.

          Jockey Slut magazine ran from 1993 - 2004. The influential club culture publication was started by John Burgess and Paul Benney as a self published Manchester based fanzine. It became a monthly when it moved to London in 1999. Jockey Slut was notable for being more music-centric, left-field and irreverent than other dance music magazines. It also bagged some real exclusives during its tenure giving first ever interviews to The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and The Avalanches.

          Included in the 160 page, perfect bound book edited by founding Jockey Slut editor John Burgess is:

          - All Andrew Weatherall's Jockey Slut interviews collated (1993-2004) including Weatherall Gets His Tats Out, I’m A Classic Underachiever, Two Lone Swordsmen and An Audience With... and more.
          - Further new features and classic articles from Luke Una, Richard Norris, Kris Needs, Joe Muggs, Jim Butler, Mandi James, Lee Brackstone and more.
          - Brand new 10,000+ word oral history of Andrew Weatherall’s early years from Shoom & Screamadelica to Sabres of Paradise featuring interviews with Bobby Gillespie, Ed Simons, Danny Rampling, Justin Robertson, Andrew Innes, David Holmes, Keith Tenniswood, Anna Haigh, Terry Farley and more.
          - Retrospective of Andrew Weatherall’s club nights Sabresonic, Bloodsugar, Double Gone Chapel, Wrong Meeting, A Love From Outer Space by John Burgess.
          All proceeds from the book will go to the charities that were important to Andrew Weatherall: Amnesty International, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Thrombosis UK, Crisis.

            • Book (400g)£15.00
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            Too Slow To Disco: NEO Presents The Sunset ManifestoHow Do You Are?

            Poolside disco and breezy Balearic vibes in this edition of the cult 'Too Slow To Disco' series. Sixteen EXCLUSIVE tunes from the likes of Yuksek, Luxxury, Kraak & Smaak, Satin Jackets and more.

            • – Kraak & Smaak - Hotel Sorriso
            • – Yuksek – Do Beijo (Extended Version)
            • – Poolside – I Feel High (Vibes4Yoursoul Remix)
            • – Moods - Vulf’S Back Pocket Regroove
            • – Glamour Hammer - Is It True (feat. Toni Sauna)
            • 1. – Kraak & Smaak - Hotel Sorriso
            • 2. – Yuksek – Do Beijo (Extended Version)
            • 3. – Poolside – I Feel High (Vibes4Yoursoul Remix)
            • View full info and tracklisting
            • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£24.00
              Limited coloured vinyl edition
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            • CD£12.00
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            Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980-1989Light In The Attic

            Light In The Attic release 'Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980–1988', a collection of tracks that were created “during Japan’s soaring bubble economy of the 1980s, an era in which aesthetic visions and consumerism merged. The music echoed the nation’s prosperity and with financial abundance, came the luxury to dream.”

            “Thanks to the idyllic economic climate and innovations in domestically manufactured music gear, creators on the edges were empowered to focus on satisfying their artistic visions in the open headspace of home studios.”

            “These tracks exist in a space of transition when the major label grip on the Japanese recording market began to give way to the escalation of independents

            Across its 14-tracks, 'Somewhere Between' spans ambient, pop, electronic, minimal, and so-called “shadow sounds”, with music from Mkwaju Ensemble, Naoki Asai, Noriko Miyamoto, and more.

            • – Noriko Miyamoto – Arrows & Eyes
            • – Mishio Ogawa – Hikari No Ito Kin No Ito
            • – Yoshio Ojima – Days Man
            • – Mkwaju Ensemble – Tira-Rin
            • – R.N.A-ORGANISM – WEIMAR 22
            • – Naoki Asai – Yakan Hikou
            • – Takami Hasegawa – Koneko To Watashi
            • – Mammy – Mizu No Naka No Himitsu
            • – Dip in the Pool – Hasu No Enishi
            • – Wha Ha Ha – Akatere
            • – D-Day – Sweet Sultan
            • – Perfect Mother – Dark Disco-Da·Da·Da·Da·Run
            • – Neo Museum – Area
            • – Sonoko – Wedding With God (À Nijinski)
            • 2×LP£36.00
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            • CD£15.00
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            Interstellar FunkArtificial Dancers: Waves Of SynthRush Hour

            Superb collection of minimal synth, dark wave and EBM oddities compiled by Interstellar Funk! This 11-track compilation collects tracks made and released at different times over the last 40 years, with the earliest cut committed to tape in 1978 and the most recent in 2018. With music from the likes of cult 4AD band Clan Of Xymox, Liaisons Dangereuses, Chris & Cosey and more! Essential release!

            • Clan Of Xymox – Stranger (Demo)
            • Det Gylne Triangel – Maskindans
            • Zahgurim – The Living Room
            • The Human League – 4JG
            • Liaisons Dangereuses – Dias Cortas (Live)
            • Sociedades En Tetra Brik – Detector Martenot
            • Batang Frisco – Sewing Machine
            • Chris & Cosey – Hybrid 'C'
            • Im Namen Des Volkes – Alles Ist Gewinn
            • Stephen Huss – Infinity Sign
            • Richard Bone – Alternate Music For The Hindenberg Lounge
            • 2×LP£22.00
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            • CD£15.00
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            DJ Black LowUwamiAwesome Tapes From Africa

            Awesome Tapes From Africa releases another shining example (following Teno Afrika's 'Amapiano Selections') of 'amapiano' music from South Africa from young star, DJ Black Low. The past five years have seen this rapidly expanding dance music movement born in the townships of the country’s Gauteng province, that's evolved from an underground sound to a nationwide mainstream staple. Essential release!

            • – DJ Black Low & Hapas Music feat. DJ KS & Patna - Jaiva Low
            • – DJ Black Low & Tap Soul feat. Licy Jay & Eto - Emcimbinii
            • – DJ Black Low feat. DJ Saxo Boy - 9 Days
            • – DJ Black Low & Kapzela feat. Licy Jay & MLG - Emonate Oe Bethela D Vosho
            • – DJ Black Low - Downfall Revisit
            • – DJ Black Low & Mr Perfect feat. DJ La Bengwa - Alone in a Dark
            • – DJ Black Low feat. DJ La Bengwa Licy Jay & Menate Entertainment - Sbono (Vocal Mix)
            • – DJ Black Low feat. DJ La Bengwa - Down the Road (Original Mix)
            • – DJ Black Low - Vula Vala
            • – DJ Black Low - 60 Days No Sleep
            • – DJ Black Low - Stiwawa Quitter
            • 1. – DJ Black Low & Hapas Music feat. DJ KS & Patna - Jaiva Low
            • 2. – DJ Black Low & Tap Soul feat. Licy Jay & Eto - Emcimbinii
            • 3. – DJ Black Low feat. DJ Saxo Boy - 9 Days
            • View full info and tracklisting
            • LP + Download Code£20.00
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            • CD£12.00
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            GrowingDiptychSilver Current Records

            Cult 'rainbow rock' duo Growing contributed one of the most incredible albums of the new millennium, 2008's mind-bogglingly overlooked 'All The Way' on maverick label, The Social Registry. Now they're back with their all new 'amplified ambient' sound that's equally beguiling. Ancestral minimalism/heavenly music experiment over two epic, 20 minute compositions, channeling a strong Popol Vuh/Laurie Spiegal/Iasos vibe with lush, Jordan Belson inspired sleeve art that only adds to the charm of this must have release!

            • – Variable Speeds
            • – Down + Distance
            Ihsan Al-MunzerBelly Dance DiscoBBE

            Killer lebanese disco album reissued via BBE! Expect Moog-filled, heavy disco-funk tunes; swinging Beirut in full effect on this party-starting album - so good!

            • – Girls Of Iskandariah
            • – Night Entertainer (Azef El Layl)
            • – The Joy Of Lina (Farha)
            • – Dance Of Tenderness
            • – Jamileh
            • – A New Candle
            • – Once A Year (Zourouni)
            • – A Flower Of My Imagination (Ya Zahraren)
            • – A Night At The Station (Leylet Al Mahatta)
            • – Love Of Laura (Ya Laure Houbbouki)
            • LP£21.99
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            • CD£11.99
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            Calibre & DRS vs. Mark ErnestusBad & BadderSignature

            Crawling, bass-heavy techno dread from drum n bass heroes Calibre and DRS - and if that's not enough, Basic Channel's Mark Ernestus gets stuck in too! POW - what an absolute monster!

            • – Badman (Bad Mix)
            • – Badman (Badder Mix)
            • 12"£12.00
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            Alfa MistStructuralismSekito

            **Repressed!**

            Following the remarkable rise of his celebrated debut album ‘Antiphon’, the gifted London-based pianist/composer Alfa Mist, returns with his latest offering ‘Structuralism’.

            • – 44
            • – Falling feat. Kaya Thomas-Dyke
            • – Mulago
            • – Glad I Lived
            Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony OrchestraPromisesLuaka Bop

            **180g & 140g vinyl represses pre-ordering now for 20th August release date!**

            Surprise collaboration between Floating Points and the legendary, American, spritual jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders with The London Symphony Orchestra. One of this year's most anticipated releases via Luaka Bop!

            • – Movement 1
            • – Movement 2
            • – Movement 3
            • – Movement 4
            • – Movement 5
            • – Movement 6
            • – Movement 7
            • – Movement 8
            • – Movement 9
            • LP (180 gram)£26.00
              Limited 180g audiophile edition housed in a die cut sleeve
              Expected 20 AugPreorder
            • LP£23.00
              Standard 140g vinyl edition housed in a die cut sleeve
              Expected 20 AugPreorder
            Alfa MistAntiphonSekito

            **Repressed!**

            Repress of this crucial, and very slept on, UK jazz album that blends melancholic melody around smoked-out soul and hip-hop instrumentals!

            • – Keep On
            • – Potential
            • – Errors
            • – Breathe Featuring – Kaya Thomas-Dyke
            • – 7th October
            • – Kyoki
            • – Nucleus
            • – Brian
            • 2×LP£22.00
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            Low KheyNever Trust A CyborgComic Sans Records

            Mutant dancehall vibes from Low Khey! RIYL Duppy Gun, Low Jack, Simo Cell, Equiknoxx etc!

            • – Never Trust A Cyborg
            • – Control X
            • – Huta Vibz
            • – Click Of Death
            • – Proteus
            • – Homos Festivus
            • – Cyborgs Faking Emotions
            • – Ying Yang
            • – Avaton Anomias
            • – Mauvaises Herbes