Studio One Roots20th Anniversary special ltd.edn. coloured vinyl edition

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    • 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
    • 4. Bunny & Skitter – Lumumbo
    • 5. Willie Williams & The All Stars – Addis A Baba
    • 6. L.Crosdale With Drummond Bago & the Rebel Group – Set Me Free
    • 7. Leroy Wallace & The New Establishment – Far Beyond
    • 8. Lennie Hibbert – More Creation
    • 9. Alton Ellis & The Sound Dimension – Blackish White
    • 10. Winston Jarrett & The Sound Dimension – Fear Not
    • 11. Devon Russell – Drum Song
    • 12. The Gaylads – Africa
    • 13. Black Brothers & The New Establishment – School Children
    • 14. Linton Cooper & The Brentford Disco Set – You'll Get Your Pay
    • 15. Sound Dimension – Congo Rock
    • 16. Zoot Simms – African Challenge

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    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

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        • – 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
          Out of stock
        • 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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        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
          Out of stock
        • 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
        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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          Melodies Record Club: #001 Four Tet selectsMelodies International

          Floating Points' Melodies International label launches its Melodies Record Club series with Four Tet selecting two big peak-time, floor-friendly, jazz dance tracks he used to spin regularly at the legendary London, UK club, Plastic People!

          • – Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin – De I Comahlee Ah (Extended)
          • – Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood Of Breath - MRA

          Other Releases on Soul Jazz Records

          Cuba: Music and Revolution Vol.2 Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

          Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 2 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that takes off in exactly the same vein as the much-acclaimed Vol. 1 - exploring the many styles that came out of Cuba in the 1970s as Latin and Salsa mixed with heavy doses of Jazz, Funk, and Disco to create some of the most dancefloor-friendly music every made!

          The album comes as a heavyweight 3xLP and deluxe 2xCD set, complete with extensive sleeve notes, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.

          Much of the music on this album is featured in the deluxe large format book ‘Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90’, released by Soul Jazz Books and also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), featuring the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.

          The music on this new album features a host of rarities from legendary Cuban artists such as Los Van Van, alongside Grupo De Experimentación, Farah Maria, Ricardo Eddy Martinez, Juan Pablo Torres, Grupo Sintesis and Orquesta Riverside, most of whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba but have long been favourite club tracks and secret-weapons in Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker's record boxes!

          The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms reflecting both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music - and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album have never been heard outside of Cuba.

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          Both Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have been involved in Cuban music for more than two decades – Gilles Peterson with his many Havana Cultura projects for his Brownswood label and Stuart Baker with a number of Soul Jazz Records albums recorded in Cuba. This Soul Jazz Records album is released in conjunction with Egrem, the Cuban state record company, and has been put together after the many crate-digging trips that both compilers have made on the streets of Havana and beyond in Cuba stretching over a 20-year period, searching out rare and elusive original Cuban vinyl records.

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          REVIEWS of CUBA: Music and Revolution vol. 1:

          "We already have a strong contender for 'compilation of the year'. Put together by devout crate-diggers and Cuban music enthusiasts Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records)" JUNO

          "It's abundantly clear that these compilers are at the very top of their game. Everything here was previously unheard outside of Cuba, making this a feast for the curious" Vinyl District

          "Priceless comp that goes far beyond Buena Vista!" UNCUT

          • Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo – Y Que Bien
          • Orquesta Los Van Van – Por Que Lo Haces
          • Los Latinos – Quemando
          • Farah María – Amame y No Pienses Mas
          • FA 5 – Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon
          • Tambores De Enrique Bonne – Como Arrullos De Palma
          • Ricardo Eddy Martinez – Expreso Ritmico
          • Los Papines – Solo De Tumba y Bongo
          • Grupo Sintesis – Aqui Estamos
          • Los Van Van – Llegada
          • Grupo Raices Nuevas – Baila Mi Guaguancó
          • Luis Carbonell – La Rumba
          • Orquesta Riverside – En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes
          • Juan Formel & Los Van Van – Llegue, Llegue
          • Grupo Los Yoyi – Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar
          • Los Papines – Para Que Niegas ?
          • Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del ICAIC – ¡ Cuba Va !
          • Raul Gomez – Luces En La Pista
          • Los Brito – El 4-5-6
          • Leo Brouwer – Tema de El Rancheador De La Naturaleza
          • Ricardo Eddy Martinez – La 132
          • Los Reyes 73 – Finalizo Un Amor
          • 3×LP + Download Code £26.00
            Expected 29 OctPreorder
          • 2×CD£13.00
            Expected 29 OctPreorder
          Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2 - SPECIAL 4-LP BOX SET EDITIONSoul Jazz Records

          Out-of print since its initial release over 8 years ago and not reissued and it features a monster 2 and a half hours of music!

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          Very Limited Edition Super Deluxe Heavyweight Box Edition (includes 4 LP + Insert + 2 Art prints + individual inners + download) + excellent extensive sleevenotes (by David Stubbs, writer for Wire/Guardian and author of the definitive ‘Krautrock’ book) + lots of exclusive photos. This is a one-off pressing of 500 in UK/1,500 copies worldwide.

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          Includes seminal German groups: Can, Faust, Neu, Amon Duul II as well as a host of lesser known groups and artists such as Agitation Free, Broselmachine, Niagara and many more! And as well as the original pioneers, Deutsche Electronische Musik 2 also features many of the second wave of German electronic artists and groups from the late 70s and early 80s (DAF, Asmus Tietchens, Rolf Trostel) who successfully connected new wave, minimal synth and a European post-punk avant-gardism with the earlier more established Krautrock pioneers who began at the start of the 70s.

          The first seeds of German rock and experimental electronic music were planted in 1968, as students and workers in Paris, Prague, Mexico and throughout the world demonstrated against mainstream society, the war in Vietnam, imperialism and bourgeois values. The birth of a counter-culture, drug experimentation and social change expanded musical worlds. Germany experienced its own cultural revolution fuelled by these worldwide student and worker revolts and by a generation’s desire to rid itself of the guilt of war.

          Many German youth turning their back on mainstream society. From the opening of the first collective/cooperative in 1967, Commune 1, in Berlin, to the formation of the Baader-Meinhof terrorist group and the bombings, kidnappings and killings of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (RAF), young Germans sought out new values and a lifestyle outside of ‘the system’. These cooperative and communal experiences led to a number of new radical German bands including Amon Duul, Faust and Can.

          Many artists and musicians believed a complete rejection of everything musically that had gone before was also necessary in order to build a new identity for German culture. At this time German music meant ‘schlager’ music – insipid pop music that hardly confronted the country’s recent historical events.

          Holger Czukay and Irmin Scmidt of Can studied music under the radical avant-garde composer Karheinz Stockhausen and Conrad Schnitzler studied art under the conceptual artist Joseph Beuys. German rock groups were as interested in musique concrète and serial compostion as they were in the psychedelia of Pink Floyd or the rock, soul and jazz music played by resident American forces.

          From this beginning German rock music began an evolutionary journey of experimentation. Electronic music became a pathway to notions of space and the cosmos. Conversely, the emergence of communal living led to a number of musicians setting up live/work spaces in rural areas and developing a ‘pastoral’ outlook, with musical ideas engaged closely with nature.

          German electronic music, kosmische music, cosmic rock, space music. The objectives were to create new music, ‘free’ from the past. A music that gave seed out of the cultural ‘nothingness’ that young Germans felt as a consequence of Germany’s role in the Second World War. A generation who grew up stifled by the recent history of Nazi atrocities, the guilt of their parents’ generation and their disillusionment at the reintegration of old Nazis into mainstream society.


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          Deutsche Elektronische Musik:

          "A near-definitive guide to some of the world's most extraordinary music." ***** The Guardian

          • A.R. & Machines – Globus
          • Can – Halleluwah
          • Roedelius – Le Jardin
          • Michael Rother – Karussell
          • Michael Hoenig – Sun and Moon
          • Agitation Free – You Play for Us Today
          • DAF – Co Co Pino
          • Harald Grosskopf – Emphasis
          • Amon Duul II – A Morning Excuse
          • Conrad Schnitzler & Wolf Sequenza – Fata Morgana
          • Broselmaschine – Nossa Bova
          • Eno, Moebius and Roedelius – Base & Apex
          • Gila – In A Sacred Manner
          • Wolfgang Riechmann – Himmelblau
          • A.R. & Machines – Als Hatt Ich Das Alles Schon Mal Gesehen
          • Gila – Sundance Chant
          • Neu – Isi
          • Pyrolator – Danger Cruising
          • Sergius Golowin – Die Weisse Alm
          • You – Electric Day
          • Niagara – Gibli
          • Rolf Trostel – Der Prophet
          • Electric Sandwich – China
          • Asmus Tietchens – Zeebrugge
          • Faust – Krautrock
          Black RiotEarly Jungle, Rave and HardcoreSoul Jazz Records

          VINYL FACTORY COMPILATION OF THE YEAR 2020!!!

          See chart here

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          LIMITED EDITION COMES WITH FREE GRAPHIC STORY!

          Soul Jazz Records’ new Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore is a brand new collection of heavyweight ragga-influenced hardcore jungle tracks from the early 1990s. Dark and heavy!

          Featuring classic and seminal tracks from the likes of Levictus and Krome &Time, alongside a host of rare and little-known ragga & junglist hardcore tunes from the likes of Babylon Timewarp’s hypnotic Durban Poison, Rhythm for Reasons’ mad ‘The Smokers Rhythm’, The Freaky rave-y breakbeat sound of ‘Time and Age,’ Trip One’s super dark ‘Snowball’ and loads more!

          Expect super heavy basslines, equally heavy twisted Amen drum loops, even heavier ragga vocals! Original jungle style - roots and culture - from the earliest days of drum and bass.

          Included with the album is a free limited-edition graphic mini-novel “Black Riot: The Mysterons save Planet Earth from the Xatheroid Angels.” This is the third collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and writer/illustrator Paulo Parisi, the highly respected author of graphic books on Jean Michel Basquiat and John Coltrane.

          This new graphic story continues the story of black electronic dance music – this time set around the birth of Jungle and continues onwards from Soul Jazz’s earlier ‘Invasion of the Killer Mysterons’ (Jamaican electronic Dub, co-compiled by Kevin Martin (The Bug)) and Mysterons Invade the Jackin’ Zone (about Chicago Acid & Experimental House).


          • Rhythm For Reasons – The Smokers Rhythm
          • Babylon Timewarp – Durban Poison
          • The Terrorist – RK1
          • DJ Dubplate – Tings A Go On
          • Leviticus – Burial (Lovers Rock Mix)
          • The Freaky – Time and Age
          • Trip One – Snowball Remix
          • DJ Krome & Mr. Time – Ganja Man
          • New Vision – Way Of Life
          • DJ Dubplate – Original Rubadubstyle
          • Hi Fi Power – Chill Out (Raggafunks U)
          • Nu Jacks featuring Ivory Ranks – House Sensation
          • New 2×LP + Download Code + Limited Edition Graphic story£24.00
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          • CD plus Limited Edition Graphic story£12.00
            In stockAdd to Bag
          • MP3 Release£7.99
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          Lloyd McNeill QuartetWashington Suite (1970)Soul Jazz Records

          Soul Jazz Records’ new ox-blood red coloured vinyl limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code) issue of this very rare deep spiritual jazz album first released as a private-press album in 1970 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Asha Record label in Washington, DC.

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          CLASSIC! DEEP Jazz includes the wicked 'Home Rule'

          Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures. Lloyd McNeill’s hypnotic ‘Washington Suite’ was originally commissioned as a piece of music for the Capital Ballet Company, in Washington, DC.

          McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris. In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US.


          • – Home Rule
          • – Just 71% Moor
          • – 2504 Cliffbourne Pl.
          • – Fountain In The Circle
          • – City Tryptych
          • – Fountain In The Circle
          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
          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
          Lloyd McNeillToriSoul Jazz Records

          Soul Jazz Records’ limited-edition black vinyl 1000-copies worldwide LP (+ download code), (as well as CD and digital) issue of this very rare deep spiritual jazz meets Brazilian and Latin album first released as a private-press album in 1978 on flautist Lloyd McNeill’s own Baobob Record label in Washington, DC. The album has been out-of-print for 43 years and is lovingly remastered by Soul Jazz Records.

          Tori is a stunning album that blends Brazilian and Latin flavours with deep Spiritual Jazz, recorded in 1978. The album features an unbelievably strong line-up which includes legendary Brazilian figures like Dom Um Romao, Nana Vasconcelos and Dom Salvador alongside jazz heavyweights such as Buster Williams, Howard Johnson, John La Barbera and more. These A-team musicians were all regulars in McNeill’s long-running and highly successfull resident live group in New York all set up to blend deep jazz, Brazilian and Latin music together.

          Lloyd McNeill is an African-American flautist, painter, poet, and photographer born in Washington, D.C., in 1935. His multi-disciplinary creative life led to encounters and friendships with Nina Simone, Picasso, Eric Dolphy, Nana Vasconceles and other legendary cultural figures. Lloyd McNeill’s hypnotic ‘Washington Suite’ was originally commissioned as a piece of music for the Capital Ballet Company, in Washington, DC.

          McNeill grew up through the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. In the mid-1960s he moved to France where he became friends with Picasso, working with a number of émigré-jazz musicians whilst living in Paris. In the late 1960s he taught jazz and painting workshops at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington. In the 1970s he travelled throughout Brazil and West Africa studying music and taught music anthropology in the US.

          • Lloyd McNeill – O Mercado (Brazilian Market)
          • Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment One)
          • Lloyd McNeill – Tzigane
          • Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment Two)
          • Lloyd McNeill – Sambinha
          • Lloyd McNeill – Time Still / Passaro - Pifaro (Flute Bird)
          • Lloyd McNeill – Tori (Segment Three)
          • Lloyd McNeill – Tranquil
          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.

          ABOUT Ohms: Album of the Month - Splintered Eye /50 Best albums 2020 - Pop Matters / Favourite albums 2020 -The Soap Company / Albums of the Year 2020 -Bear Tree Records / Independent Albums of the Year 2020-Love Records / Albums of the Year 2020-Concrete Islands

          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

          About Ohms:

          “This might well be the Dark Side of the Moon of the XXI century” Discogs


          • Trees Speak – Double Slit
          • Trees Speak – Glass
          • Trees Speak – Chamber of Frequencies
          • Trees Speak – Divided Light
          • Trees Speak – Elements of Matter
          • Trees Speak – Magic Transistor
          • Trees Speak – Scheinwelt
          • Trees Speak – PostHuman
          • Trees Speak – Synthesis
          • Trees Speak – X Zeit
          • Trees Speak – Incandescent Sun
          • Trees Speak – Healing Rods
          • Trees Speak – Steckdose
          • Trees Speak – Amnesia Transmitter
          • Trees Speak – Quantize Humanize
          • Trees Speak – Gläserner Mensch
          • Trees Speak – Machine Vision
          • Trees Speak – Hidden Machine
          Trees SpeakShadow FormsSoul Jazz Records

          Super-limited new 1000 copies special ox-blood red vinyl edition!

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          It's a big one ... Absolutely stunning second album from Trees Speak new on Soul Jazz Records.

          Trees Speak’s new album ‘Shadow Forms’ is a blend of 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 Nork 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)!

          Trees Speak’ segue together all these elements into ‘Shadow Forms,’ which follows on from their critically-acclaimed debut LP ‘Ohms,’ released on Soul Jazz Records less than six months ago.

          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.

          Trees Speak - 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

          • Trees Speak – Large Array
          • Trees Speak – Tear Kisser
          • Trees Speak – Those Who Know
          • Trees Speak – Transforming
          • Trees Speak – Automat
          • Trees Speak – False Ego
          • Trees Speak – Communication
          • Trees Speak – Crystal System
          • Trees Speak – Agonize Signal
          • Trees Speak – Magick Knives
          • Trees Speak – Shadow Forms
          • Trees Speak – Outtake 3
          • Trees Speak – Transmitter
          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
          Marcia GriffithsFeel Like Jumping / Part 2Soul Jazz Records

          IN STOCK NOW!

          BRAND NEW LTD. EDN. 12" All-time Studio One party ANTHEM now available for the first time ever on loud 12" with version on the flip. 100% ESSENTIAL MONSTER TUNE - ROCKS ANY DANCEFLOOR!

          • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
          • Dub Specialist – Feel Like Jumping Part 2
          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
          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
          • 2xLP (+ Download Code)£25.00
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          • CD£12.00
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          • MP3 Release£9.99
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          Steve Reid Ensemble feat. Kieran Hebden - Spirit Walk (Special Limited Edition black vinyl RSD 2021)Soul Jazz Records


          "Steve Reid played with Sun Ra, knew Coltrane, played at Motown. I mean this is a guy who at 19 was playing drums with Fela Kuti in Africa. He is a musical genius. It’s a creative joy and honour to work with him."Kieran Hebden (Fourtet) After a number of groundbreaking live shows between Kieran Hebden (Fourtet) and legendary New York drummer Steve Reid, these two artists have embarked on two amazing new recording projects.

          The first release is the Steve Reid Ensemble (featuring Kieran Hebden) "Spirit Walk". This will be followed by a second album by Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid which will be released by Domino Records at the beginning of 2006. Both albums blend electronic experimentation within the frame-work of Steve Reid’s musical heritage. Gilles Peterson will be touring the UK in November alongside The Steve Reid Ensemble. An ardent fan of the music, Peterson has contributed the sleeve-notes to "Spirit Walk" along with another long-time musical admirer Val Wilmer. Steve Reid is a true pioneer of boundary-breaking music.

          This latest project/collaboration is a continuation of a musical path that stretches back to the late 1960s. A self-taught master jazz drummer Steve Reid played in Sun Ra’s Arkestra as well as being a session musician at both Motown Records (he plays on for instance Martha and The Vandella’s "Heatwave") and in James Brown’s in-house band at the legendary Harlem Apollo. In the mid-60s Reid went to West Africa, playing and learning the music of Ghana, Nigeria (playing with Fela Kuti), Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal. On returning to New York he joined Sun Ra’s The Science Myth Solar Arkestra.

          In 1968 as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam war he was sentenced to 4 years in prison where he then taught a Black history course to his fellow inmates. In the 1970’s Reid formed the Legendary Master Brotherhood as well as running his own record company, Mustevic Sound, which released a series of his albums (2 of which have earlier been released by Soul Jazz Records). In a career now spanning over 40 years Steve Reid has worked with artists such as Lester Bowie, Miles Davis, Charles Tyler, Arthur Blythe, Ornette Coleman, Gary Bartz, Chief Bey, Archie Shepp, Sam Rivers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Leon Thomas and more. This new project is the latest part in Steve Reid’s musical odyssey.

          "A truly phenomenal artist. This is the album we've all been waiting a long time for. Steve Reid is steeped in musical history and yet this album has a modernity all of it's own." Gilles Peterson.

          • Steve Reid Ensemble – Lugano
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – Bridget
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – For Coltrane
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – Blind Tom
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – Which One?
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – Lions Of Juda
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – It Cannot Be True
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – Unity
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – Drum Story
          Add N To X - On The Wires Of Our Nerves (Special Limited Edition RSD 2021 silver vinyl)Soul Jazz Records

          Super special 20th anniversary SILVER vinyl!

          Incredibly inspired electronic retro-futurists who were so ahead of their time that they eventually imploded. This is a classic album!

          In the space of five short years (and as many albums) at the end of the 20th century Add N To X caused havoc with their unique retro-futurist electronic music. Add N To X’s musical intensity proved too much for the group who split up in 2002. Their album On The Wires of Our Nerves, complete with its classic cover image, recorded on Soul Jazz Records’ then new offshoot label Satellite Records, launched them into the spotlight and included two NME Singles of the Week ‘Black Regent’ and ‘King Wasp’. Over twenty years since it was first released and long out of print the album 'On The Wires of Our Nerves’ stands up one of the most forward-looking electronic albums of then and now.

          This classic album is released in a very limited one-off pressing transparent vinyl edition as an Record Store Day exclusive title

          • Add N To X – The Black Regent
          • Add N To X – Planet Munich
          • Add N To X – Nevermind
          • Add N To X – We Are Add N To X
          • Add N To X – Murmur One
          • Add N To X – Sound Of Accelerating Concrete
          • Add N To X – Gentle Germans
          • Add N To X – King Wasp
          • Add N To X – Orgy Of Bubastus
          • Add N To X – Grey Body, Green Gun
          • Add N To X – On The Wire Of Our Nerves
          • Add N To X – Hit Me
          • Add N To X – Sir Ape
          • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£32.00
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          Steve ReidNova (1976)Soul Jazz Records

          New edition of this seminal album available as a 1000 copies edition only on new premium RED vinyl!

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          'A truly phenomenal artist.' GILLES PETERSON

          'Steve Reid is one of the greatest drummers. He is a musical genius' KIERAN HEBDEN (Four Tet)

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          As a radical jazz artist, Steve Reid played with an extraordinary group of artists – including Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Ornette Coleman, Lester Bowie, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Dionne Warwick, Archie Shepp, Chief Bey, Olatunji, Arthur Blythe, , Dextor Gordon, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sam Rivers, Leon Thomas, Lonnie Smith and Horace Silver!

          Reid was born in the South Bronx, and grew up in Queens, New York. He played in the house band at Harlem's Apollo Theatre, accompanying James Brown, as well as playing in Sun Ra's Arkestra. He lived next to John Coltrane, worked in a department store with Ornette Coleman, had a son who played drums with NWA. He began his career as a teenager in the 1960s as a drummer at Motown when he played on Martha and The Vandellas "Heatwave" (aged 14).

          At the end of the 1960s Reid was sentenced to four years in jail as a conscientious objector of the Vietnam war. On his release from prison in 1974, he formed the Legendary Master Brotherhood and started the independent record label, Mustevic Sound, to release his debut LP Nova in 1976. This album is released in its entirety and with full original cover art here. Nova was the first in a series of stunning independent records he released in the 1970s.

          At the start of the 21st century, his career took a new twist when Steve Reid began a successful collaboration with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet). Hebden referred to Reid as his ‘musical soul mate’, resulting in a number of joint albums.

          Steve Reid died in New York in 2010. Subsequently the Steve Reid Foundation was set up in his name, to help aspiring musicians and artists.

          • Steve Reid – Nova
          • Steve Reid – Lions Of Juda
          • Steve Reid – Free Spirits-Unknown
          • Steve Reid – Long Time Black
          • Steve Reid – Sixth House
          Arthur RussellThe World Of Arthur RussellSoul Jazz Records

          New fully remastered re-release of Soul Jazz Records’ ‘The World of Arthur Russell’, the seminal collection of Arthur Russell’s essential music back in print on awesome limited-edition heavy deluxe triple vinyl and deluxe CD edition.

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          This album brings together some of Russell’s best-loved and most accessible works including his wide-ranging music both solo and in groups including Dinosaur L (the essential ‘Go Bang’), Loose Joints (the equally classic ‘Is It All Over My Face’) as well as rarities such as the 7” only ‘Pop Your Funk’, Indian Ocean’s ‘Schoolbell/Treehouse’, Lola’s ‘Wax The Van’ and more.

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          “Arthur Russell fused the avant-garde with disco and sounds like nothing else on earth.” The GUARDIAN

          “Russell is the great enigma of the New York music scene” THE WIRE

          “Simply one of the best compilations of this or any year.” RECORD COLLECTOR

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          Arthur Russell’s music effortlessly crossed musical boundaries making it timeless. His dance music credentials are faultless and this collection features mixes from Larry Levan, Françcois Kervorkian and Walter Gibbons. Similarly, his song-writing, musicality and performance skills are equally cherished as composer Philip Glass wrote, ‘this was a guy who could sit down with a cello and sing with it in a way that no one on earth has ever done before or will do again.’

          When Soul Jazz Records’ The World of Arthur Russell first came out in 2003, Russell’s music had slipped into near obscurity. Nearly 18 years later there are over a dozen releases of his music, reissues of his original albums and more. ‘The World of Arthur Russell’ is the classic first collection of his work available once more.

          • Dinosuar L – Go Bang (Francois K Mix)
          • Lola – Wax The Van
          • Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face (Larry Levan Mix)
          • Arthur Russell – Keeping Up
          • Arthur Russell – In The Light Of The Miracle
          • Arthur Russell – A Little Lost
          • Loose Joints – Pop Your Funk
          • Arthur Russell – Lets Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons Mix)
          • Dinosuar L – In The Cornbelt (Larry Levan Mix)
          • Arthur Russell – Treehouse
          • Indian Ocean – Schoolbell/Treehouse (Walter Gibbons Mix)
          Two Synths, A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine - Soul Jazz Records #1 Post Punk DanceSoul Jazz Records

          OUT NOW!

          Soul Jazz Records new ‘Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine’ is a new collection of current D-I-Y post-punk bands shaped by the mutant sounds of no wave, punk funk and New York Noise bands from the late 70s and early 80s that collided with the world of underground dance music found at the Paradise Garage, Mudd Club in New York City (ESG, Arthur Russell, Bush Tetras, Talking Heads, Suicide, Liquid Liquid).

          Other influences cited here include Manchester and Sheffield’s industrial post-punk sounds of the 1980s (Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four) as well as the 1970s German electronic experimentalism of Cluster, Neu!, Harmonia and Can.

          Featured artists from around the globe include Los Angeles D-I-Y band Automatic, New Fries from Toronto, artist/music collaborators Toresch from Germany, Susumu Makai from Japan/UK, Vex Ruffin from the Phillipines/California and Madmadmad, Gramme, Tom of England and other UK groups

          That all the bands featured here manage to make distinctive contemporary music out of these 80s roots is testament to the wide range of other musics that are seamlessly absorbed into a modern melting pot of sound – hip-hop, the electronic European avant-garde, rave culture, and more.

          The double vinyl comes in two editions:

          1) Limited edition indies EXCLUSIVE heavyweight green double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

          2) Limited edition heavyweight black double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

          The album is also available as a CD and digital release

          • Automatic – Too Much Money
          • Zongamin – Underwater Paramid
          • New Fries – Lily
          • Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – The Balance
          • Ixna – Somebody Said
          • Leroy Duncann – Dream River
          • Tom Of England – Neon Green
          • Toresch – Tocar
          • Becker & Mukai – La Rivière des Perles
          • Gramme – Discolovers
          • Niagara – Ida
          • Charles Manier – Sift Through Art Collecting People
          • Black Deer – Baseball Shorts
          • Madmadmad – Hot Disco
          • Wino D – Untitled
          Cuba: Music and Revolution - Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

          Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that explores the many new styles that emerged in Cuba in the 1970s as Jazz, Funk, Brazilian Tropicalia and even Disco mixed together with Latin and Salsa on the island as Cuban artists experimented with new musical forms created in the unique socialist state of Cuba.

          The album comes as a heavyweight 3xLP and deluxe 2xCD set, complete with extensive sleeve notes, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.

          The album is released to coincide with the massive new deluxe large format book Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90, published in November, which is also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), and which features the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.

          The music on this album features legendary Cuban groups such as Irakere, Los Van Van and Pablo Milanés as well as a host of lesser known artists such as the radical Grupo De Experimentación, Juan Pablo Torres and Algo Nuevo, Grupo Monumental and Orquesta Ritmo Oriental, groups whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba owing to the now 60-year old US trade embargo which remains in place today and which prevents trade with Cuba – and thus most Cuban records were only ever available in Cuba or in ex-Soviet Union states.

          The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – who were all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms that reflected both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music - and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album have never been heard outside of Cuba.

          Both Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have been involved in Cuban music for more than two decades – Gilles Peterson with his many Havana Cultura projects for his Brownswood label and Stuart Baker with a number of Soul Jazz Records albums recorded in Cuba. This Soul Jazz Records album is released in conjunction with Egrem, the Cuban state record company, and has been put together after the many crate-digging trips that both compilers have made on the streets of Havana and beyond in Cuba stretching over a 20-year period, searching out rare and elusive original Cuban vinyl records.

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          REVIEWS:

          "It may only be January, but we already have a strong contender for 'compilation of the year'. Put together by devout crate-diggers and Cuban music enthusiasts Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records)" JUNO

          "It's abundantly clear that these compilers are at the very top of their game. Everything here was previously unheard outside of Cuba, making this a feast for the curious" Vinyl District

          "Priceless comp goes beyond Buena Vista" UNCUT

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          *Please note the vinyl sticker of this album says "+download code" but it's a mistake! There is no download with this particular album due to legal reasons. Sorry for this error!

          • Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
          • Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
          • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
          • Grupo Monumental – Mi Son Caridad
          • 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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          X - XNo Nonsense/Approaching The Minimal With Spray GunsSoul Jazz Records

          Cleveland punk at it's rawest and finest! John Morton's X - X (x blank x) - intense punk from the electric eels founder. Released here with Morton's own stunning artwork in this bespoke exact reproduction Punk 45, originally came out on Drome Records in 1980. The bomb!

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          Studio One Rockers (Black vinyl edition)Soul Jazz Records

          Owned and founded by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Studio One's output serves as a comprehensive guide to the history of Reggae music. The music on Studio One Rockers covers all areas of Reggae such as Ska, Rocksteady, Roots and Dancehall, all areas in which Studio One led the field.


          Studio One Rockers features many legendary Studio One tracks brought together for the first time by Soul Jazz Records. From the beginning of Reggae, when the Skatalites developed a new sound of Ska in 1962 up until today, Studio One has been the number one innovator in Jamaican music.


          Included in this compilation are classic Ska tracks ("Phoenix City"), Rocksteady ("Feel Like Jumping"), Roots music ("Truth and Rights"), Dancehall (Freddy McGregor, Michigan and Smiley) and many more.


          Featured here are many of the classic tracks from Studio One. From Dawn Penn's legendary "No, No, No" to classics such as Horace Andy's "Skylarking" and Marcia Griffith's "Feel Like Jumping".


          The Coxsone Soundsystem in the early 60s was one of the three main soundsystems operating in Jamaica alongside his competitors, Prince Buster and Duke Reid. The Studio One catalogue is possibly the largest in Jamaican music and this release is the first in a series of Studio One compilations on Soul Jazz Records.


          This album comes with an in depth interview with Mr C.S. Dodd, about how he set up and ran his record label in the 1960s and 1970s.


          "Compilation of the month. 100% Essential" SEVEN "Compilation of the month. A compilation of unbelievable quality. Awesome" MUZIK "A who's who of Jamaican music" MUSICWEEK "An essential slice of musical history" WAX "The most credible compilation of reggae you can 

          • Sound Dimension – Real Rock
          • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
          • Freddy Mcgregor – Bobby Babylon
          • Horace Andy – Skylarking
          • Lennie Hibbert – Village Soul
          • Brentford All-Stars – Greedy G
          • Johnny Osbourne – Truth And Rights
          • Ernest Ranglin – Surfin
          • Michigan & Smiley – Eye Of Danger
          • Dawn Penn – No, No, No
          • The Skatalites – Phoenix City
          • Prince Jazzbo – Crabwalking
          • Jackie Mittoo – Hot Milk
          • Lone Ranger – Badder Dan Dem
          • Cedric Brooks – Ethiopia
          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)
          Enrique Rodriguez and The Negra Chiway BandFase LiminalSoul Jazz Records

          Powerful new spiritual jazz from Chile on Soul Jazz Records!

          This album comes as a very limited one-off unique pressing of 1000-edition vinyl, limited editon CD and digital release.

          Enrique Rodríguez and the Negra Chiway Band group have an instantly powerful and unique sound that is reminiscent of the ensembles of Sun Ra and his Arkestra as well as Horace Tapscott and his Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, one that channels the righteous spirits of Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and McCoy Tyner together with a stunning Latin rhythmical and new consciousness and percussive energy. Added to this are elements of the Samurai film soundtracks of Akira Kurosawa, Popol Vuh’s musical spirituality (especially their work with film director Werner Herzog), Tibetan Buddhism and over-blowing chants, that all combine to give a truly unique new sound.

          Enrique Rodríguez is a composer, percussionist, keyboardist, and producer from Santiago, Chile, whose work shows many similarities with the music featured on Soul Jazz Records’ recent collection ‘Kaleidoscope - New Spirts Known and Unknown’, featuring new forward-looking jazz artists including Mathew Halsall, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and Makaya McCraven.

          Like all these artists, Rodríguez’s work is a progressive and experimental fusion of earlier influences that combine into a new and definitely 21st century ground-breaking sound that, on account of its South American setting, give the group its truly unique feeling. Hypnotic modal piano riffs, powerful brass and flutes, an army of Latin percussion instruments, and addictive vocal chants all combine in this powerful mix of radical 60s Afro-centric jazz, eastern spirituality and cosmology, and Latin American rhythmical movement.

          Awesome!

          • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ?
          • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Descenso
          • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Vindakalla-Welukan (Autoconfrontación)
          • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – No Quiero Seguir Así
          • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Acabar de Conocerse
          • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Paso Firme
          • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ? (Alternate Take)
          • 1. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ?
          • 2. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Descenso
          • 3. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Vindakalla-Welukan (Autoconfrontación)
          • View full info and tracklisting
          Brazil Funk Power - Brazilian Funk & Samba SoulLimited Edition Record Store Day 7" BoxsetSoul Jazz Records

          IN STOCK - Get it while u can!

          Soul Jazz Records' Brazil Funk Power – Brazilian Funk & Samba Soul features ten superb, rare and classic Brazilian funk and soul cuts across five individual bespoke 7" singles housed in a box set.

          This release is the 2nd of Soul Jazz Records 3 Record Store Day 2020 titles and is an exclusive one-off pressing, limited-edition collectors seven-inch box set, which will be deleted on the day of release.

          This release features some of the funkiest Brazilian music ever made - music by Jorge Ben, Banda Black Rio, Tim Maia, Toni Tornado, Cassiano performing some of the best tunes ever to come out of Brazil!

          Classics from the superb 70s Afro-Brazilian Funk & Soul era of Brazil’s own Black Power Movement (‘Movimento Negro’) sit alongside a dancefloor-heavy selection of Samba Soul and Boogie, Afro-percussive Brazilian funk and more!

          All tracks have been digitally re-mastered and the singles come housed in a thick, heavyweight deluxe card box.

          This box set is a one-off pressing exclusively for Record Store Day.

          • Jorge Ben – Meus Filhos, Meu Tesouro
          • Brasil Ritmo – Novo Dia
          • Azymuth – Manha
          • Donato & Deodato – Whistle Stop
          • Tim Maia – Gostava Tanto De Voce
          • Jorge Ben – Taj Mahal
          • Cassiano – Onda
          • Luiz Gonzaga Jr – O Comeco Da Festa
          • Novos Baianos – Tinindo Trincando
          • Dom Um Romao – Kitchen (Cosinha)
          KaleidoscopeSoul Jazz Records

          Soul Jazz Records’ new album ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ brings together many of the ground-breaking artists involved in the new jazz scene that has developed in the UK over the last few years. Featured artists include Matthew Halsall, Yazmin Lacey, Ill Considered, Tenderlonious, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and many, many more in this ground-breaking release.

          As well as sharing a pioneering spirit in these new artists’ approach to frontier-crossing musical boundaries, a further theme of this album is that many also share a determination to independent practices - and most of these artists’ recordings featured here are either self-published or released on independent labels. While the attention of this new wave of jazz artists has up until now has been London-based, this album shows how this movement is spread across the whole of Britain (and indeed beyond).

          ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ shows that while there is commonality in these artists approach to music, there is a wide variety of styles – from deep spiritual jazz, electronic experimentalisation, punk-edged funk, uplifting modal righteousness, deep soulful vocals and much more.

          Soul Jazz Records’ new release comes as a superb one-off pressing special deluxe triple album edition which comes with a bonus limited-edition one-off pressing 7" single, a standard triple album, and a deluxe double CD pack. This album also comes with extensive sleevenotes, artist interviews and exclusive photography.

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          Soul Jazz records are also releasing an exclusive one-off pressing double-headed 12” single featuring Theon Cross and Pokus released on the same day as the ‘Kaleidoscope’ album release. These two tracks do not feature on the vinyl edition of the album - this 12" single will will also be deleted on day of release.

          • Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – When The World Was One
          • Yazmin Lacey – 90 Degrees
          • Hector Plimmer – Communication Control
          • Ill Considered – Long Way Home (Live At The Crypt)
          • The Expansions – Mosaic
          • Chip Wickham – Red Planet
          • Levitation Orchestra – Odyssey
          • Emma-Jean Thackray – Walrus
          • Tenderlonious and The 22archestra – The Shakedown
          • Pokus – Pokus One
          • Theon Cross – Candace Of Meroe
          • Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin – Tanner's Tango
          • Collocutor – Gozo
          • Makaya McCraven – Untitled
          • Nat Birchall – Ancient World
          • Ruby Rushton – Moonlight Woman
          • Ebi Soda – Dimmsdale
          • The Cromagnon Band – Thunder Perfect
          • SEED Ensemble – Mirrors
          • Ishmael Ensemble – Kito's Theme
          • Vels Trio – Yellow Ochre (Part 1)
          • 1. Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – When The World Was One
          • 2. Yazmin Lacey – 90 Degrees
          • 3. Hector Plimmer – Communication Control
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          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)

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          Studio One Dub Vol 2Soul Jazz Records

          Studio One Dub 2 is a second collection bringing together some of the finest dubs from the legendary Studio One Records, Kingston, Jamaica. Dub music was the creation of a generation of brilliant recording studio engineers in Jamaica. But although Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One is hailed as the greatest of the Jamaican recording labels, and although many talented engineers worked the board at Dodd's Brentford Road studio over the years (including Sylvan Morris, Syd Bucknor, Overton "Scientist" Brown and Dodd himself), Studio One was never typically known as a centre for dub. This is because for many fans the studio's commercial and stylistic heyday was in the 1960s, prior to the rise of dub as a distinct sub-genre of Jamaican music in the 1970s.

          By the 1970s, however, dub music was the rage in Jamaica's sound systems. Always the pioneer — and since Sylvan Morris had left the Studio One operation around 1972 — Coxsone supervised the dubs till leaving Jamaica at the end of the decade. This meant that for the most part, for example, the twelve Studio One dub albums released during the 1970s were mixed by Dodd himself, using the moniker "Dub Specialist." Throughout the decade, the mixes became more sophisticated and atmospheric.

          Along with the first volume of Studio One Dub, the cuts here demonstrate that Studio One's contribution to the innovative musical form of dub was substantial, and go straight to the head of listeners who feel that the only centres for dub were studios such as King Tubby's, Lee Perry's Black Ark, Channel One, or Joe Gibbs's. 

          The tracks on this compilation are taken from this period in the 1970s when dub was the cutting-edge of Jamaican music studio production. Most of them are the dub-version flip-sides of rare Jamaican 45s, and none have appeared on CD before. 

          Sleeve-notes are by Michael E. Veal, author of Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae (Wesleyan University Press, 2007).

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          • Dub Specialist – Always Dubbing
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          It's the bomb! Two massive Studio One cuts back to back.

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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.

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          Studio One Records and the seminal in-house band The Skatalites both created and defined Ska in the process making Jamaican music famous throughout the world. This compilation features classic vocal and instrumental tracks from The Skatalites, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson alongside super-rare tracks from the likes of Ken Boothe, The Maytals, Jackie Mittoo, Tommy McCook and many more.
           
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          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.

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          The AwakeningMirage (Remastered Edition)Black Jazz Records

          **First time reissued on vinyl!**

          The only “group” on the Black Jazz roster, The Awakening today should be heralded as one of the great bands in early ‘70s jazz. That they’re not is the result of the Black Jazz label’s distribution woes; witness the fact that original copies of both of their records for the imprint command prices in the hundreds of dollars if you can find them at all. Mirage is their second (1973) album, the last one they made together; it boasts the same Chicago-based, AACM-centric line-up as the first, with the notable addition of bassist Rufus Reid on a couple of tracks. Spiritual jazz, free jazz, soul jazz, fusion jazz, you name it—The Awakening take all those threads common to early ‘70s African-American music and, like any great ensemble, weave them into a beautiful sonic garment that’s greater than the sum of its parts. The Mirage is a bit less political/pan-African than Hear, Sense and Feel, its predecessor, which definitely owed some of its feel to the band’s Art Ensemble of Chicago/AACM roots; this record is a little more abstract, a little more varied in its moods and textural coloring, yet no less powerful and transporting.

          • – Mode for D.D.
          • – Slinky
          • – Mirage
          • – March On
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          Stranger ColeCrying Every NightDuke Reid

          Absolute killer vocal cut from Stranger Cole over the rhythm made famous by U Roy "Tom Drunk" with rare organ cut on the flip. Don't Sleep...

          • Stranger Cole – Crying Every Night
          • Tommy McCook with The Supersonics – Mighty Alley
          • 7"£12.00
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          Two Synths, A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine - Soul Jazz Records #1 Post Punk DanceSoul Jazz Records

          OUT NOW!

          Soul Jazz Records new ‘Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine’ is a new collection of current D-I-Y post-punk bands shaped by the mutant sounds of no wave, punk funk and New York Noise bands from the late 70s and early 80s that collided with the world of underground dance music found at the Paradise Garage, Mudd Club in New York City (ESG, Arthur Russell, Bush Tetras, Talking Heads, Suicide, Liquid Liquid).

          Other influences cited here include Manchester and Sheffield’s industrial post-punk sounds of the 1980s (Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four) as well as the 1970s German electronic experimentalism of Cluster, Neu!, Harmonia and Can.

          Featured artists from around the globe include Los Angeles D-I-Y band Automatic, New Fries from Toronto, artist/music collaborators Toresch from Germany, Susumu Makai from Japan/UK, Vex Ruffin from the Phillipines/California and Madmadmad, Gramme, Tom of England and other UK groups

          That all the bands featured here manage to make distinctive contemporary music out of these 80s roots is testament to the wide range of other musics that are seamlessly absorbed into a modern melting pot of sound – hip-hop, the electronic European avant-garde, rave culture, and more.

          The double vinyl comes in two editions:

          1) Limited edition indies EXCLUSIVE heavyweight green double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

          2) Limited edition heavyweight black double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

          The album is also available as a CD and digital release

          • Automatic – Too Much Money
          • Zongamin – Underwater Paramid
          • New Fries – Lily
          • Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – The Balance
          • Ixna – Somebody Said
          • Leroy Duncann – Dream River
          • Tom Of England – Neon Green
          • Toresch – Tocar
          • Becker & Mukai – La Rivière des Perles
          • Gramme – Discolovers
          • Niagara – Ida
          • Charles Manier – Sift Through Art Collecting People
          • Black Deer – Baseball Shorts
          • Madmadmad – Hot Disco
          • Wino D – Untitled
          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
          Studio One GroupsSoul Jazz Records

          BACK IN PRINT!!!!!!! 2xLP now with bonus download code!

          Studio One Groups is the latest Soul Jazz/Studio One Records release featuring legendary groups from the foundation label of Reggae. Bob Marley and The Wailers, Toots and the Maytals, The Heptones –just three of Reggae’s greatest groups who all started at Clement Dodd’s Studio One Records, “ The University of Reggae”.

          Studio One Groups brings together classic artists alongside lesser-known artists and covers Studio One’s musical output from the 1960s and 70s featuring Ska, Roots, Rocksteady, Dub and more. Clement Dodd’s role in launching and nurturing Reggae groups/singers is unsurpassed. Launching Bob Marley and The Wailers career also meant that Dodd both housed Marley in a flat at Studio One, and employed him to check new American 45s that came out for Studio One artists to cover. 

          From vocal training under luminaries such as Horace Andy and Larry Marshall, to musical education (Leroy Sibbles, lead vocalist with the Heptones, became the key in-house bass player after being taught from scratch by Jackie Mittoo), Studio One’s success was due to Clement Dodd’s ability to see talent, surround himself with it and nurture artists. 

          Careers were launched from even minor roles at Studio One such as Lee Perry (from handyman to singer and producer), Prince Buster (from security to singer and producer), and so forth. Studio One Groups are at the heart of the labels success. The sweet three-part harmonies, so close to the heart of Jamaican music, can be heard throughout every stylistic change of Reggae music – Ska, Rocksteady, Roots and beyond, all featured here. 

          Heavyweight 2xLP + download code.The CD album also comes with exellent sleeve-notes by Rob Chapman, author of the acclaimed Studio One discography, Never Grow Old

          REVIEWS:

          "The Soul Jazz label once again proves how smart they are with excellent Studio One Groups, an almost overwhelming set of killer cuts from bands and singing groups affiliated with Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's "University of Reggae." There's an amazing, deep history to be explored and even when you focus on just the groups, one disc isn't enough to tell the whole story, but this collection functions as both a killer mixtape and exciting introduction for novices." All Music

          "Bob Marley and the Wailers, Toots and the Maytals, the Heptones - just three of reggae's greatest groups who all started at Clement Dodd's Studio One records" Rough Trade

          • The Wailing Souls – Mr Fire Coal Man
          • Righteous Flames – Solid Foundation
          • The Gaylads – Give A Helping Hand
          • The Bassies – Things A Come Up To Bump
          • The Mad Lads – You Will Never Know
          • The Clarendonians – You Can't Be Happy
          • The Consumates – What Is It
          • Carlton and His Shoes – Happy Land
          • The Viceroys – The Struggle
          • The Maytals – I'll Never Grow Old
          • The Heptones – Get in The Groove
          • The Royals – Pick Up the Pieces
          • The Gladiators – Jah Jah Go Before Us
          • Bob Marley and The Wailers – Love & Affection
          • The Stingers – Down Presser International
          • The Cables – Baby Why
          • The Ethiopians – Owe Me No Pay Me
          • The Purpleites – The Pressure Is On
          • The Silvertones – Cheating and Lying
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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
          Steve Reid Ensemble feat. Kieran Hebden - Spirit Walk (Special Limited Edition black vinyl RSD 2021)Soul Jazz Records


          "Steve Reid played with Sun Ra, knew Coltrane, played at Motown. I mean this is a guy who at 19 was playing drums with Fela Kuti in Africa. He is a musical genius. It’s a creative joy and honour to work with him."Kieran Hebden (Fourtet) After a number of groundbreaking live shows between Kieran Hebden (Fourtet) and legendary New York drummer Steve Reid, these two artists have embarked on two amazing new recording projects.

          The first release is the Steve Reid Ensemble (featuring Kieran Hebden) "Spirit Walk". This will be followed by a second album by Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid which will be released by Domino Records at the beginning of 2006. Both albums blend electronic experimentation within the frame-work of Steve Reid’s musical heritage. Gilles Peterson will be touring the UK in November alongside The Steve Reid Ensemble. An ardent fan of the music, Peterson has contributed the sleeve-notes to "Spirit Walk" along with another long-time musical admirer Val Wilmer. Steve Reid is a true pioneer of boundary-breaking music.

          This latest project/collaboration is a continuation of a musical path that stretches back to the late 1960s. A self-taught master jazz drummer Steve Reid played in Sun Ra’s Arkestra as well as being a session musician at both Motown Records (he plays on for instance Martha and The Vandella’s "Heatwave") and in James Brown’s in-house band at the legendary Harlem Apollo. In the mid-60s Reid went to West Africa, playing and learning the music of Ghana, Nigeria (playing with Fela Kuti), Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal. On returning to New York he joined Sun Ra’s The Science Myth Solar Arkestra.

          In 1968 as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam war he was sentenced to 4 years in prison where he then taught a Black history course to his fellow inmates. In the 1970’s Reid formed the Legendary Master Brotherhood as well as running his own record company, Mustevic Sound, which released a series of his albums (2 of which have earlier been released by Soul Jazz Records). In a career now spanning over 40 years Steve Reid has worked with artists such as Lester Bowie, Miles Davis, Charles Tyler, Arthur Blythe, Ornette Coleman, Gary Bartz, Chief Bey, Archie Shepp, Sam Rivers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Leon Thomas and more. This new project is the latest part in Steve Reid’s musical odyssey.

          "A truly phenomenal artist. This is the album we've all been waiting a long time for. Steve Reid is steeped in musical history and yet this album has a modernity all of it's own." Gilles Peterson.

          • Steve Reid Ensemble – Lugano
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – Bridget
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – For Coltrane
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – Blind Tom
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – Which One?
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – Lions Of Juda
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – It Cannot Be True
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – Unity
          • Steve Reid Ensemble – Drum Story
          Studio One Disco Mix

          Studio One's music in the 1970s took the label to new heights. The new style of Disco Mix brought many areas of Reggae together ­ Roots, Lovers, Disco and Dub all came together in extended form, re-versioning classic hits, experimenting with new studio technology, over-dubbing, syn-drums and more producing what many fans describe as the most creative and innovative phase in the history of the legendary Studio One Records.

          This Studio One Disco Mix album includes many sought after classic tunes only ever released in very small quantities (on Studio One's very first 12" records as well as it's infamous Music Lab 10"s out of New York) and consequently many of these track s have been unavailable since their day of release. Studio One Disco Mix features many of the classic Studio One artists such as Alton Ellis, Sugar Minott, Jackie Mittoo and Willie Williams (with his classic re-versioning of his own "Armigideon Time") alongside less well artists such as Doreen Schaeffer, Judah Eskender Tafari and George Dudley and many more.

          • Lloyd & Devon – Push Push
          • Judah Eskender Tafari – Rastafari Tell You
          • Doreen Schaefer – Ain't Gonna Change My Mind
          • Dub Specialist – Kampala
          • George Allen – Be Wise Brethren
          • Jackie Mittoo – Night In Ethiopia
          • George Dudley – Gates Of Zion
          • The Silvertones – Come Forward
          • The Ethiopian – Muddy Water
          • Willie Williams & Brentford Disco Set – Armagideon Time
          • Willie Williams & Brentford Disco Set – Armagideon Time (version)
          • Norma White & Brentford Disco Set – I Want Your Love
          • Norma White & Brentford Disco Set – I Want Your Love (version)
          • Alton Ellis – You Make Me Happy
          • Suagr Minott – Love And Understanding
          • Winston Francis, Jackie Mittoo & Brentford Rockers – Going To Zion
          HawkwindGreasy Truckers PartyPLG UK Catalog

          Legendary 1972 show at The Roundhouse, London from the Space Ritual era. Includes the original recording of Hawkwind’s hit single ‘Silver Machine’. It is the first time the whole show has been available on double vinyl. Bonus tracks include ‘Master Of The Universe’ (Original 1972 LP Mix) & ‘Born To Go’ (Original 1972 LP Mix).TRACKLISTING:Side 1 – 1. Announcement / Apology, 2. This Is Your Captain Speaking (Breakdown), 3. This Is Your Captain Speaking, 4. You Shouldn't Do That, 5. The AwakeningSide 2 – 1. Master Of The Universe, 2. Paranoia, 3. Earth Calling, 4. Silver MachineSide 3 – 1. Welcome To The Future, 2. Born To Go, 3. Brainstorm (Jam), 4. End AnnouncementSide 4 – Bonus Tracks: 1. Master Of The Universe (Original 1972 LP Mix), 2. Born To Go (Original 1972 LP Mix)

            • New 2×LP £25.00
              RSD 2021 DROP 2. Available online from 6pm Sat 17th July
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            Nigeria Soul Fever - Afro Funk, Disco and BoogieSoul Jazz Records

            Soul Jazz Records’ new Nigeria Soul Fever is their first release to explore the vast wealth of Nigerian music recorded in the 1970s. The new album comes with introductory sleevenotes by Bill Brewster (author of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life).

            Packed-full with Afro-Funk, Disco and Boogie all from Nigeria, this triple album/double CD set brings together a stunning collection of diverse West African sounds. Whilst a small handful of the artists featured (Joni Haastrup, Tee Mac, Christy Essien) have seen the light of day outside Africa, this is essentially a collection of killer tracks by an array of artists completely unknown outside of Nigeria. 

            Artists such as Don Bruce & The Angels, Akin Richards & The Executives, Angela Starr, Jimmy Sherry & The Music Agents. It’s no surprise that these records are extremely rare and expensive to buy individually so this album will save you going broke trying to find them.

            These recordings were made at a time when Nigeria’s trade restrictions banned imported records. Whilst new musical trends (such as American soul, funk, disco etc) entered and influenced the country, the local music scene remained just that – local. Consequently, these recordings remain practically unknown to anyone outside of the country.

            Nigeria Soul Fever is released as triple-album vinyl + download, double-CD digi-pack and digital download. This album follows on from Soul Jazz Records’ 1960s collection Nigeria Freedom Sounds, released last month, and will be followed by the reissue of the incredibly rare and groovy Nigerian 1980 disco boogie funk album Tee Mac’s Night Illusion.

            "Excellent new soul jazz compilation Nigeria Soul Fever: Afrofunk, Disco And Boogie: West African Disco Mayhem!" THE GUARDIAN

            READ Guardian top 10 Nigerian Disco full feature here


            • Joni Haastrup – Free My People
            • Christy Essien – You Can't Change A Man
            • Akin Richards & The Executives – Afrikana Disco
            • Tee Mac – Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
            • Joni Haastrup – Greetings
            • Don Bruce and The Angels – Ocheche (Happy Song)
            • Benis Cletin – Get Up and Dance
            • Colomach – Enoviyin
            • Joni Haastrup – Do The Funkro
            • Tee Mac featuring Marjorie Barnes – Living Everyday
            • Arakatula – Mr Been To
            • Angela Starr – Disco Dancing
            • Joni Haastrup – Wake Up Your Mind
            • Jimmy Sherry & The Musik Agents – Nwaeze
            • Benis Cletin – Soul Fever
            • Arakatula – Wake Up Africa
            • 1. Joni Haastrup – Free My People
            • 2. Christy Essien – You Can't Change A Man
            • 3. Akin Richards & The Executives – Afrikana Disco
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            Sons Of KemetBlack To The FutureImpulse!

            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!

            • – Hustle feat. Kojey Radical
            Steve ReidNova (1976)Soul Jazz Records

            New edition of this seminal album available as a 1000 copies edition only on new premium RED vinyl!

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            'A truly phenomenal artist.' GILLES PETERSON

            'Steve Reid is one of the greatest drummers. He is a musical genius' KIERAN HEBDEN (Four Tet)

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            As a radical jazz artist, Steve Reid played with an extraordinary group of artists – including Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Ornette Coleman, Lester Bowie, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Dionne Warwick, Archie Shepp, Chief Bey, Olatunji, Arthur Blythe, , Dextor Gordon, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sam Rivers, Leon Thomas, Lonnie Smith and Horace Silver!

            Reid was born in the South Bronx, and grew up in Queens, New York. He played in the house band at Harlem's Apollo Theatre, accompanying James Brown, as well as playing in Sun Ra's Arkestra. He lived next to John Coltrane, worked in a department store with Ornette Coleman, had a son who played drums with NWA. He began his career as a teenager in the 1960s as a drummer at Motown when he played on Martha and The Vandellas "Heatwave" (aged 14).

            At the end of the 1960s Reid was sentenced to four years in jail as a conscientious objector of the Vietnam war. On his release from prison in 1974, he formed the Legendary Master Brotherhood and started the independent record label, Mustevic Sound, to release his debut LP Nova in 1976. This album is released in its entirety and with full original cover art here. Nova was the first in a series of stunning independent records he released in the 1970s.

            At the start of the 21st century, his career took a new twist when Steve Reid began a successful collaboration with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet). Hebden referred to Reid as his ‘musical soul mate’, resulting in a number of joint albums.

            Steve Reid died in New York in 2010. Subsequently the Steve Reid Foundation was set up in his name, to help aspiring musicians and artists.

            • Steve Reid – Nova
            • Steve Reid – Lions Of Juda
            • Steve Reid – Free Spirits-Unknown
            • Steve Reid – Long Time Black
            • Steve Reid – Sixth House
            LeftfieldAlternative Light Source Infectious

            After a 16 year hiatus, Neal Barnes resurfaces as Leftfield. The legendary British dance music innovator issues ten tracks of heightened energy in 'Alternative Light Source '. Elements of synth, electronic and house feature throughout driven by beat and bass power. The album also includes an array of impressive guest appearances courtesy of Sleaford Mods, Polica's Channy Leaneagh and TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe.  'Alternative Light Source' is a welcome return from one of the world's most loved dance acts.

            • – Bad Radio
            • – Universal Everything
            • – Bilocation
            • – Head & Shoulders
            • – Dark Matters
            • – Little Fish
            • – Storms End
            • – Alternative Light Source
            • – Shaker Obsession
            • – Levitate For You
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            Damon Locks & Black Monument EnsembleNOWInternational Anthem Recording Company

            Originally conceived as a medium for Chicago-based multi-media artist/activist Damon Locks’s sample-based sound collage work, Black Monument Ensemble (BME) has evolved from a solo mission into a vibrant collective of artists, musicians, singers, and dancers making work with common goals of joy, compassion, and intention. A genuinely multi-generational collective, ages of BME members range from 9 to 52 years old; members include instrumentalists and fellow IARC recording artists Angel Bat Dawid and Ben LaMar Gay.

            • – Now (Forever Momentary Space)
            • – The People vs The Rest of Us
            • – Keep Your Mind Free
            • – Barbara Jones-Hogu and Elizabeth Catlett Discuss Liberation
            • – Movement And You
            • – The Body Is Electric
            • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£25.00
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            Space Funk - Afro Futurist Electro Funk In Space 1976-84Soul Jazz Records

            ‘Space Funk – Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84’, is an intergalactic journey into black space, fuelled by funk, powered by computers.

            ‘Space Funk’ is a lovingly compiled collection of superb, rare and off-the-wall space funk and electro releases mostly released on small independent labels in the late 1970s and 1980s.

            Reactors are reacting, boosters are boosting, pack your funk and shake your booty! Computer funk … makes you jump! This is the space funk program!

            The album comes in deluxe artwork and three formats – digipack + slipcase CD, a very limited deluxe 2xLP + bonus 7” single + download vinyl version, and a standard 2xLP + download standard vinyl version.

            Features music by Jamie Jupitor, Solaris, Robotron 4, Juju & the Space Rangers and many more intergalactic space warriors!

            The shuttle program has been altered – there is no Star Wars only electro funk jam joyriders in Space – hold tight!


            • L E O – Fee Fi Fo Fum
            • The Sonarphonic – Super Breaker
            • Santiago – Bionic Funk
            • Frank Cornilius – Computer Games
            • JUJU & The Space Rangers – Plastic
            • Jamie Jupitor – Computer Power
            • Solaris – Space Invaders
            • Copperfield – Make It Good To Me Baby
            • Robotron 4 – Electro-?
            • Ernest Flippin II – Supersonic Space Lady
            • Funk Machine – Funk Machine
            • Ramsey 2C-3D – Fly Guy and The Unemployed
            • Osé – Computer Funk
            • 7 Below Zero Band – Seven (We Are)
            • Rodney Stepp – Break-Out
            Soul Jazz Records 'Classic' NAVY BLUET-ShirtSoul Jazz Records

            NEW COLOUR!

            It's a classic! "Soul Jazz Records" T-shirt - White on Navy Blue!