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    • Tenderlonious – something special
    • Tenderlonious – little d
    • Tenderlonious – thoughts of you...
    • Tenderlonious – wow wee (not seen u b4)
    • 1. something special
    • 2. little d
    • 3. thoughts of you...
    • 4. wow wee (not seen u b4)

    Driving soulful tropical house shenanigans from Tenderlonious! 

    22a, headed by Tenderlonious has earnt props from the likes  K15, Osunlade, Lefto and more. Sweet melodic burners, pulsating fruity dancefloor trax to moody deeperv hypnotics. 

    Other Releases by Tenderlonious

    TenderloniousRagas From Lahore: Improvisations with Jaubi22a

    Following on from the release of 'Tender in Lahore' earlier in 2020, 22a releases the full LP-length suite of improvised Ragas from a one day recording session in Lahore with instrumental quartet, Jaubi (who brought us the excellent 'Lahore State Of Mind') . Features four previously unreleased tracks. Deeply meditative, cosmic, raga-jazz trance music!

    • – Azadi
    • – Kirwani
    • – Impressions
    • LP£22.00
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    • CD£12.00
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    TenderloniousQuarantena22a

    Tenderlonious is back with an album of lo-fi, smudged house music beats and experimental vibes from the 'lockdown' studio sessions from his home in South London. Killer release seeing 22a on a slightly different tip!

    • – Quarantena
    • – Lockdown Boogie
    • LP£22.00
      In stockAdd to Bag
    • CD£12.00
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    TenderloniousThe Piccolo (Tender plays Tubby)Jazz Detective Records

    Tenderlonious heads up this incredibly special release for Jazz Detective Records, paying homage to the British jazz legend Tubby Hayes. A chance sequence of events lead to Tenderlonious, getting his hands on Tubby Hayes’ Piccolo, resulting in this outstanding re-interpretation of four classic Tubby Hayes tracks. Featuring some of London’s finest jazz musicians today, with the hope; to introduce a whole new generation of jazz fans to a true great of British jazz.

    • – Down In The Village
    • 12" EP£25.00
      • Heavyweight tip-on sleeves
      • Embossed inners
      • High-quality insert with photography taken during the recording session.
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    • CD£10.99
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    TenderloniousThe Shakedown feat. The 22archestra22a

    Long awaited debut LP from Tenderlonious featuring the 22archestra!

    Listeners are exposed to the full breadth of the 22a leaders technical and compositional skills, ranging from subtly meandering jazz, to hip-hop, afrobeat, latin and exhilarating free form jazz. If you picked up any of the limited 7" promos over the last 6 months from us, you'll know what to expect here.

    Features Yussef Dayes (Yussef Kamaal) on drums, Fergus Ireland on bass, Hamish Balfour on keys, and Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Jeen Bassa on percussion.

    Essential stuff - don't sleep!

    • – Expansions
    • – Yussef's Groove
    • – Togo
    • – SV Interlude
    • – The Shakedown
    • – Maria
    • – You Decide
    • – SV Disco
    • – Red Sky At Night
    • 2×LP£23.00
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    • CD£11.00
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    Other Releases on 22a

    Ruby RushtonGideon's Way22a

    **Another essential release by the Tenderlonious lead band!**

    Ruby Rushton return to 22a with a four EP combining a fusion of sounds from across the jazz spectrum in their own distinctive style. The band have forged an instantly recognisable sound since their debut release ‘Two For Joy’ back in 2015, hitting the sweet spot by simultaneously sounding classic and forward-thinking.

    • – Spanish Raga
    • – Fall From Grace
    • – Gideon’s Way
    • – The Good Mixer
    TenderloniousRagas From Lahore: Improvisations with Jaubi22a

    Following on from the release of 'Tender in Lahore' earlier in 2020, 22a releases the full LP-length suite of improvised Ragas from a one day recording session in Lahore with instrumental quartet, Jaubi (who brought us the excellent 'Lahore State Of Mind') . Features four previously unreleased tracks. Deeply meditative, cosmic, raga-jazz trance music!

    • – Azadi
    • – Kirwani
    • – Impressions
    • LP£22.00
      Out of stock
    • CD£12.00
      In stockAdd to Bag
    TenderloniousQuarantena22a

    Tenderlonious is back with an album of lo-fi, smudged house music beats and experimental vibes from the 'lockdown' studio sessions from his home in South London. Killer release seeing 22a on a slightly different tip!

    • – Quarantena
    • – Lockdown Boogie
    • LP£22.00
      In stockAdd to Bag
    • CD£12.00
      Out of stock
    Ruby RushtonIronside22a

    Brand new album from the Tenderlonious led jazz quartet, Ruby Rushton!

    ’Ironside’ sees the band continuing to push boundaries, and lead the way, with this new genre defying recording. The quartet’s fresh, high energy sound is rooted in the spiritual concepts of John Coltrane and Yusef Lateef, paying homage to The Headhunters and Weather Report heyday, whilst adopting influences from hip hop, Afrobeat and the UK underground culture.

    This is the band's 4th studio album and most complete work to date. Highly recommended!


    *CD has two bonus tracks

    • – One Mo’ Dram
    • – Where Are You Now
    • – The Target
    • – Return Of The Hero
    • – Eleven Grapes
    • – Lara’s Theme
    • – Prayer For Grenfell
    • – Ironside
    • – Triceratops The Caller
    • – Pingwin VI (Requiem For Komeda)
    • 2×LP£23.00
      Out of stock
    • CD£11.00
      In stockAdd to Bag
    TenderloniousThe Shakedown feat. The 22archestra22a

    Long awaited debut LP from Tenderlonious featuring the 22archestra!

    Listeners are exposed to the full breadth of the 22a leaders technical and compositional skills, ranging from subtly meandering jazz, to hip-hop, afrobeat, latin and exhilarating free form jazz. If you picked up any of the limited 7" promos over the last 6 months from us, you'll know what to expect here.

    Features Yussef Dayes (Yussef Kamaal) on drums, Fergus Ireland on bass, Hamish Balfour on keys, and Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Jeen Bassa on percussion.

    Essential stuff - don't sleep!

    • – Expansions
    • – Yussef's Groove
    • – Togo
    • – SV Interlude
    • – The Shakedown
    • – Maria
    • – You Decide
    • – SV Disco
    • – Red Sky At Night
    • 2×LP£23.00
      Out of stock
    • CD£11.00
      In stockAdd to Bag
    Mo KoloursAxum EP22a

    New Mo Kolours - Limited to 300 copies - Exclusive to Sounds Of The Universe!!!!

    Following the success of his recent 'Meroe' EP on the prolific 22a, Mo Kolours is back with a new 7" 'Axum EP'. A tasty four track selection, this EP is packed with worldly grooves fused with contemporary beats & soundscapes. Original artwork by Mo Kolours - don't sleep!!!

    • – High Spirits (Reprise)
    • – Purim
    • – Axum
    • – Kick Pattern

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    SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE EXCLUSIVE!

     

    The label headed by Tenderlonious (who recently released "Caramel" on our very own Sounds Of The Universe label) makes the third release on his 22a imprint a strictly family affair enlisting the talents of brothers Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Mo Kolours!

     

    Mo Kolours showcases some of the different tempos that have been working their way into his sets recently, fusing his signature afro percussion with faster house grooves -- "Hy Brasil" is the jam!! Reginald Omas Mamode IV works bumpin' Slum Village-styled beats, with slow-grooving deep soul, funk and boogie. 

    • Mo Kolours – Brok Up World
    • Mo Kolours – Ghetto Religion
    • Mo Kolours – Hy Brasil
    • Mo Kolours – Latter Day House
    • Reginald Ommas Momode IV – Balance
    • Reginald Ommas Momode IV – Get Down With
    • Reginald Ommas Momode IV – Pick It Up
    • Reginald Ommas Momode IV – Yes Yes Yes
    • 12"£6.99
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    Dan Shake Out Of Sight Black Acre

    The only guy ever to have a release on Moodyman's Mahogani music outside of Detroit. The UK's Dan Shake returns with killer two-sider deep house 12" for Black Acre!!!!!! Recommended. 

    • – Out Of Sight
    • – Traders II (feat. Rennie Foster)
    • 12"£7.99
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    Mo Kolours How I (Rhythm Love Affair)One Handed Music

    Following up on last year’s album debut, Mo Kolours is back on his long-time home, One-Handed Music and assembles 'How I (Rhythm Love Affair)' - his latest foray into the realms of funk, soul, electronix and his unique take on deep, deep house music! 

    • – How I
    • – Sega Chuckle
    • – On My Way
    • – Sumerian Mother
    • – South LDN
    • – I Find My Eyes (Bonus Beat)
    • – Went To A Disco (Bonus Beat)
    • 12"£5.99
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    Jeen Bassa All My People 22a

    **Jeen Bassa's 2015 Debut LP for 22a get's a timely repress. Limited to 300 copies, this will fly!**

    One of the three outrageously talented Deenmamode brothers (Mo Kolours & Reginald Omas Mamode IV), Jeen Bassa has remained the most elusive of the 22a collective until now. Raised in the west-country but currently residing in south east London.

    His split EP on 22a with Henry Wu released in early 2014 was met with critical acclaim and promptly sold out within a week of hitting the shelves. Bassa's latest musical offering comes in the form of an EP, twenty-two minutes of "future rare-groove." This heavyweight cut is not to be missed!

    • – Audio Visual
    • – Herb & Rhythm
    • – Poets House
    • – My People (7 seas)
    • – Body Talking
    • – The Landscapes
    • – Do The Do
    • – Latin Fingers
    • – Ode To The Funk
    • – Outro
    • 12" EP£16.99
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    The Supreme JubileesIt'll All Be OverLight In The Attic

    Reissue of this extremely rare LP from California gospel-soul group the Supreme Jubilees, recorded in 1980! 

    • – It'll All Be Over
    • – Do You Believe
    • – Thank You Lord
    • – I Am On The Lord's Side
    • LP£23.99
      Out of stock
    • CD£13.99
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    Norma Jean & Ray JRaising HellSuperfly Records

    ** Limited Edition - 1000 copies only **

    The excellent Superfly Records reissue 'Raising Hell' by Norma Jean & Ray J for the first time on vinyl. This splendid LP is a New Orleans, Soul masterpiece from start to finish. It includes the massive hit 'I've taken over'. Reminiscent of the Lovelites, Honey & The Bees and Tommie Young, Highly recommended for fans of deep female Soul! 

    • – Raising Hell
    • – This Is Our Song Of Love
    • – Love Celebration
    • – Lay It On Me My Sweet Thing
    • – Everlasting Love
    • – Tell Me You Love Me
    • – Dream Boy Dream Girl
    • – We Love Each Other
    • – Right Time Wrong Place
    • – Love Is What I See
    • – I’ve Taken Over
    • New LP £17.99
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    Michal Wolski, Shcaa, Comute, WVBlank Slate 006Blank Slate

    Michal Wolski arrives with 'Derivate'. Clipped percussions arc and swoop around a throbbing 909 kick as a grinding bass and ragged open hats begin their dark business. Crystalline lead synths raise the tension and climax with a brutal filtered clap and jarring percussion.


    ‘Remorse' from Shcaa switches the gears. A journey into a clicking, hissing vortex of toms, wandering filtered bass, and impeccable vocal sampling. He wrangles an infectious groove, contending with phased splashes of water, menacing piano notes and squelching audio sprites.


    Comute brings us back into the smoke and sweat with 'Black Pressure', a steadily rising freight train of a track. Rolling low toms and driving, merciless hats suddenly swing down as the chord bursts through. 


    WV closes the EP in fine style. 'Iinthecity' pits heaving, clinking drums against ricocheting chords. A prickly hat and clap hold steady as the song reaches its melodic climax. 

    • Michal Wolski – Derivate
    • Shcaa – Remorse
    • Comute – Black Pressure
    • WV – Iinthecity
    • 12"£8.99
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    Straight Jacket Greatest Part of Loving YouAthens Of The North

    BACK IN PRINT!!!

    Amazing Detroit Modern soul / boogie 45. Very very sought after lovely record brought back into the limelight by Athens Of The North!

    • – Greatest Part Of Loving
    • – Fun
    • 7"£10.99
      Out of stock
    Doug CarnRevelationBlack Jazz

    Wicked funky jazz from the Black Jazz label's keyboard great, featuring strident vocals from Doug's wife Jean Carn, predating her Philly disco era! A timeless classic.

    • – Power And Glory
    • – Revelation
    Brief EncounterHuman/Total SatisfactionSounds Of The Universe

    Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe.

    Stone-cold CLASSIC two-step funky soul bomb!

    Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe launches its SOUL 7-inch series in fine style with this FANTASTIC SUPER-RARE £150+ double sider.

    THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop.

    • – Human
    • – Total Satisfaction
    • 7"£9.99
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    O'FlynnTyrion / Desmond's EmpireBlip Discs

    **LIMITED REPRESS** Blip Discs drop their first release with this two-track 12" single from blog favourite, O'Flynn. 'Tyrion' is a major percussive workout on a calypso tip. Heavy rhythm business in a Daphne meets Joe kind of vibe! On the flip 'Desmond's Empire' carries on the drum focus but adds African vocal chants, pads and accordion to proceedings!

    • – Tyrion
    • – Desmond's Empire
    • 12"£8.99
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    Sauce81Natural ThingEglo

    Monster disco / boogie nugget from Japan's Sauce 81. Released on Alex Nut's / Floating Points' unstoppable Eglo label! 

    • – Natural Thing
    • – Bustin"
    • 7"£7.99
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    The J.B.'sFood For Thought (1972)People

    Probably the best J.B's album in the world ! Full of great tracks.
    Every track on this album is a funk classic - 'Pass the Peas', 'Gimme Some More' 'Hot Pants Road', 'The Grunt', 'Escapism', 'These Are the JBs'. Sublime and 100% essential.

      Beat SpacekModern Streets Ninja Tune

      'Modern Streets' follows Spacek's recent collaborations with the likes of Mark Pritchard and was created mainly using iPhone and iPod apps, with Steve taking full advantage of modern technology to further his creative output! 

      • – I Wanna Know
      • – Tonight
      • – Inflight Wave
      • – Modern Streets
      • – I Want You
      • – Gotta Get Some Music
      • – If You Are My Chalice
      • – There Is A Love
      • – Stand Firm
      • – Compact N Sleep
      • – Back To School
      • – You're The Only One
      • – Alone In Da Sun
      • CD£10.99
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      • 2×LP£15.99
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      George SmallwoodYou Know I Love YouPeople's Potential Unlimited

      Killer 80s soul tune by George Smallwood, known for earlier releases also on PPU and an album reissue for Jazzman.

      • – You know I love you
      • – You know I love you (dub)
      • 12"£11.99
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      Lee PerryBathroom SkankBlack Art

      Great twisted funky reggae cut from 1975 recorded at his studio " Black Ark" now wash your face!!

      Check other Black Art label releases now in stock...

      • – Bathroom Skank
      • 7"£4.49
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      Nora DeanAngie La LaTreasure Isle

      BACK IN STOCK!! Welcome repress of this awesome tune which originally was a b-side!!  Highly recommended, buy before it disappears again. Back to back classics haunting middle-Eastern-sounding gem!  Check other Treasure Isle 7"..

      • Nora Dean – Angie La La
      • U.Roy – Tom Drunk
      • 7"£7.00
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      Freddie HubbardBacklash (1967)Atlantic

      100% Essential soul jazz album. EVERY TRACK A KILLER - from the smokin Backlash, Return of the Prodigal Son to the beautiful Little Sunflower and more.

      Freddie Hubbard, James Spaulding, Albert Dailey, Bob Cunningham, Otis Ray, Ray Barretto.

      HEAVY !

      • – Backlash
      • – Return of the Prodigal Sun
      • – Little Sunflower
      • Reissue LP£11.99
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      • Original LP£20.00
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      Max RomeoOne Step ForwardBlack Art

      Roots anthem recorded at the Black Ark in 1976 with Lee Perry at the helm.

      • Max Romeo – One Step Forward
      • 7"£4.49
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      CloudfaceMH001Mood Hut

      Four tracks of wicked, futuristic deep house music on Canada's Mood Hut label. Limited copies, so don't miss! 

      • – Devonian Garden
      • – Otcho
      • – 2N
      • – Summer
      • 12"£7.99
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      Chief CheckerThe Sound Of Chief Checker Sounded OriginalSuperfly Records

      ** Limited Edition - 1000 copies only  **

      Nigerian Reggae holy grail reissued for the first time here courtesy of Superfly Records. This LP was originally recorded in London with members of the Cool Notes in 1983. Across six massive cuts, Chief Checker created a totally unique sound mixing Dub with elements of Juju. The result lands somewhere between Cedric Brooks and Sunny Ade. Highy recommended!

      • – Ire Africa
      • – Impossibilities
      • – Solomon OBA
      • – Mangos Juice
      • – Original
      • – Possibility
      • New LP £17.99
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      SonofdistantearthParachute EPLobster Theremin

      Deep-diving techno, straight outta the warehouses of South East Berlin! 

      • – GAZA2
      • – Idyll
      • – Koan
      • 12"£9.99
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