Too Slow To Disco: NEO Presents The Sunset ManifestoVarious Artists

    How Do You Are?
    • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£24.00
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    • – Kraak & Smaak - Hotel Sorriso
    • – Yuksek – Do Beijo (Extended Version)
    • – Poolside – I Feel High (Vibes4Yoursoul Remix)
    • – Moods - Vulf’S Back Pocket Regroove
    • – Glamour Hammer - Is It True (feat. Toni Sauna)
    • 1. Kraak & Smaak - Hotel Sorriso
    • 2. Yuksek – Do Beijo (Extended Version)
    • 3. Poolside – I Feel High (Vibes4Yoursoul Remix)
    • 4. Moods - Vulf’S Back Pocket Regroove
    • 5. Glamour Hammer - Is It True (feat. Toni Sauna)
    • 6. Prep - Love Breaks Down (Extended Dancefloor Edit)
    • 7. Turbotito – Heart And Soul
    • 8. Diskobeistet - Baner Vei (Extended Dub)
    • 9. Satin Jackets - Think About It (Jack Tennis 80S Disco Dub Remix)
    • 10. Luxxury - …At Any Moment (Doctorsoul Need To Survive Dub Retherapy)
    • 11. Kimchii – Windsurf
    • 12. Final Djs – Mistakes
    • 13. Roosevelt – Take Me Back (Falcon Punch Remix)
    • 14. Knight One – Imagination
    • 15. Private Agenda - 4 Step
    • 16. James Alexander Bright - Under The Sun

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

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

    • – Jean-Pierre Djeukam - Africa Iyo
    • – Louis Wasson et L´Orchestre Kandem Irenée - Song Of Love
    • – Pierre Didy Tchakounte et les Tulipes Noires - Monde Moderne
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    • 8. – Louis Wasson et L´Orchestre Kandem Irenée - Song Of Love
    • 9. – Pierre Didy Tchakounte et les Tulipes Noires - Monde Moderne
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    Right On Time: Trojan Rock SteadyMusic On Vinyl

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

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    • Stranger & Gladdy – Over Again
    • The Maytals – Reborn
    • Glen Brown – Girl You're Cold
    • Black Brothers – Baby Come Back To Me
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    Naya Beat Volume 1: South Asian Dance and Electronic Music 1983-1992Naya Beat

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    • – Sheila Chandra – The Awakening
    • – Babla & His Orchestra – Sabko Maloom Hain Main Sharabi Nahin
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    • – Pinky Ann Rihal – The Indian Dance
    • – Arundhati Bhaumik – Kaga Bole Mera (Turbito & Ragz Rework)
    • – Musarrat – Hosh Nahin Hai Ji Mujhe
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    • – Asha Puthli – Chipko Chipko
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    • 1. – Sheila Chandra – The Awakening
    • 2. – Babla & His Orchestra – Sabko Maloom Hain Main Sharabi Nahin
    • 3. – Nazia Hassan and Zobeb Hassan - Dosti
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    Explosive Rock SteadyDoctor Bird

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    • – DISC 1: I’M MOVING ON – Keith Blake
    • – MISS TOURIST – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
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    • – UNCLE SAM’S COUNTRY – Dennis Walks
    • – LONG SHOT – The Pioneers
    • – TRAIN TO SOULSVILLE – Cool Sticky
    • – LOVE LOVE EVERYDAY – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
    • – HOLD THEM AKA FEEL GOOD – Roy Shirley
    • – COME BROTHERS – Hugh Malcolm
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    • 2. – MISS TOURIST – Errol Dunkley & The Pioneers
    • 3. – JUST LIKE A RIVER – Stranger & Gladdy
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    • Michael Garrick Sextet – Second Coming
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    • 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
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    • 2×CD£17.00
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    UK Electronics 1988-1994: A Compilation of Music from the British Label Mindscan TapesDelodio

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

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    • – Richard Leake - Homelands
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    • – Compton Hodge I Wanna Dance
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    • – Monofide Come Along With Me And Party
    • – H. Andrews & Company Frisco Disco
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    • – Earl Turner S'Port City Rock
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    • – Ivory Warm Love
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    • – The Unit III Feel-In
    • – Teresa Harris UFO (feat. The Gene Parker Quintet)
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      - Deluxe double-gatefold LP with detailed liner notes and unseen photographs
      - All but one song are re-issued for the very first-time
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    Cold Wave # 2Soul Jazz Records

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    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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    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
        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.
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        Wanted Afro GrooveWagram

        Afro groove compilation featuring tracks from the late, great Manu Dibango alongside such luminaries as Dele Sosimi and Pat Thomas and more!

        • Marumo – Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae?
        • Dele Sosimi – E Go Betta
        • Zimba – Baleka
        • Manu Dibango – Motapo
        • Afriquoi – Kudaushe
        • Joni Haastrup – Wake Up Your Mind
        • Pat Thomas – Gyae Su
        • Gyedu Blay Ambolley – Simigwa-Do
        • Penny Penny – Shaka Bundu
        • Alec Khaoli – Take Me Higher
        Studio One RootsSoul Jazz Records

        LAST COPIES

        This is the new 20th anniversary edition of one of Soul Jazz Records’ classic Studio One releases now available as a one-off pressing special blue vinyl very limited-edition pressing ( 2000 copies worldwide).

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        Studio One Roots set the standard for Soul Jazz Records’ long-standing series of Studio One collections and features many of the classic artists from Clement 'Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s mighty roster of reggae.

        This album includes Freddie McGregor, Willie Williams, Cornell Campbell, Alton Ellis, Devon Russell alongside some of the defining crack-session men groups of Jamaican reggae history - The Sound Dimension, Brentford All-Stars, The Skatalites, New Establishment and more. As ever the album is filled with a mixture of seminal cuts and super-rarities from the vast vaults of 13 Brentford Road.

        Stand-out tracks include Alton Ellis’s Blackish White, a surreal and powerful Afro-centric dream, Count Ossie Nyabinghi and Rastafarian drummers genre-defying interpretation of Booker T and The MGs ‘Meditation’, Willie Williams awe-inspiring versioning of the Skatalites' seminal Rastafari anthem Addis Ababa and many, many more.

        This album has been fully digitally remastered, analog cut and packaged complete with the following: Original sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley (author of When Reggae Was King), compiled by Mark Ainley (Honest Jons), high-quality Soul Jazz mastering, wicked images of Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari on the cover, and a rare image of Clement Dodd and musicians inside the studio at Studio One on the full colour inner sleeves.

        REVIEWS:

        "Having established himself as one of Jamaica's top producers the day Studio One opened its doors in the early '60s, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd was unable to maintain his status during the roots era of the subsequent decade. This can be attributed to a couple of factors. One was Dodd's apparent reluctance to record the new, overtly Rasta-inspired music. The other was an infusion of new blood into the Jamaican music business. Eager to make a name for themselves, producers like Joe Gibbs, Bunny Lee, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Winston "Niney" Holness managed to supplant the island's "big three" (Dodd, Duke Reid, and Prince Buster) in the process, driving the music's evolution in the '70s.

        There isn't a weak number across these 16 tracks, from the Gaylads' ode to "Africa" and Devon Russell's version of the heavyweight "Drum Song" rhythm, to a trio of stunning instrumentals: Jackie Mittoo and the Cyclones with nyahbinghi drummer Count Ossie on "Meditation," Lenny Hibbert's sparkling vibe work over Mittoo's "Ghetto Organ" ("More Creation"), and Sound Dimension's "Congo Rock."

        The music of this compilation is of a rare, rare beauty and is essential to anyone's reggae collection." All Music

        • The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
        • Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
        • Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
        • Bunny & Skitter – Lumumbo
        • Willie Williams & The All Stars – Addis A Baba
        • L.Crosdale With Drummond Bago & the Rebel Group – Set Me Free
        • Leroy Wallace & The New Establishment – Far Beyond
        • Lennie Hibbert – More Creation
        • Alton Ellis & The Sound Dimension – Blackish White
        • Winston Jarrett & The Sound Dimension – Fear Not
        • Devon Russell – Drum Song
        • The Gaylads – Africa
        • Black Brothers & The New Establishment – School Children
        • Linton Cooper & The Brentford Disco Set – You'll Get Your Pay
        • Sound Dimension – Congo Rock
        • Zoot Simms – African Challenge
        • 1. The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
        • 2. Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
        • 3. Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
        • View full info and tracklisting
        • 2×LP£30.00
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        • MP3 Release£8.99
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        AOR Global Sounds Vol 5: 1977-1984Favorite Recordings

        Superb compilation of rare AOR tracks from the West Coast and some other oddities from Europe. Breezy sounding soft rock tunes that have been influence by the sounds of soul and disco; expertly compiled by Charles Maurice!

        • – Rhapsody – You Never Know
        • – Jonathon Hansen – What Its Meant To Me
        • – Mark Williamson – I Need You
        • – The Ferry Brothers – ‘Til Mornin’ Comes
        • – Didier Makaga – J’Irai Squatter Ton Cœur
        • – Esperanto – Kailua
        • – Sugar Cane – What You Do To Me
        • – Westside – Don’t Take It Away
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        Mid-90s classics from Strictly's golden era feat. essentials from the likes of Mole People (Aramand Van Helden), DJ Sneak, Wamdue Project, Barbara Tucker and more!

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        • Essence – Moments In House (Full Effect Mix) (DJ T Edit)
        • The Mole People – Break Night
        • DJ Sneak – Keep On Groovin' (Fat Bottom Mix)
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        • South Street Player – (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind (The Night Mix)
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        • 1. Barbara Tucker – Beautiful People (Underground Network Mix)
        • 2. Essence – Moments In House (Full Effect Mix) (DJ T Edit)
        • 3. The Mole People – Break Night
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        Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1Analog Africa

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

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        • Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
        • Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
        • Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
        • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Iranm Iran
        • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Sakpaide No.2
        • 1. Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
        • 2. Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
        • 3. Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
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        • CD + Book (200g)£20.00
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        Attack The Dancefloor – Special Remix EPZ Records

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

        • – The Sunburst Band - He Is (Jimpster Remix)
        • – Joey Negro feat. Sacha Williamson - I Recognise (Andres Remix)
        • – Prospect Park - The Kinda Love (Jkriv Original Vibe Remix)
        • – Jakatta feat. Seal - My Vision (The Vision Remix)
        • 1. – The Sunburst Band - He Is (Jimpster Remix)
        • 2. – Joey Negro feat. Sacha Williamson - I Recognise (Andres Remix)
        • 3. – Prospect Park - The Kinda Love (Jkriv Original Vibe Remix)
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        Directions In Music 1969-1973: Miles Davis His Musicians and the Birth of a New Age of JazzAce Records

        In 1970 Miles Davis released “Bitches Brew”, which crystalised the trumpeter and bandleader’sexperiments in rhythm, electronics and musical structure which he had been building on over the previous three years. The album has since become one of the most influential in musical history and was joined over the next couple of years by “Jack Johnson and “On The Corner” in defining the future of music.

        Miles was the master bandleader and his LPs at the time declared that these were his ‘Directions In Music’, but he forged them with the help of a hand-picked group of musicians who proved themselves good enough to share his space on stage and in the studio. These players would all become central to jazz’s continued relevance and many would go on the record best-selling jazz records of their own. This compilation looks at the records that they made around the time they played with Miles and how they fed into or were fed by their time in his group.

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        • Joe Zawinul – In A Silent Way
        • Wayne Shorter – Sweet Pea
        • Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – In Search Of Truth
        • John McLaughlin – Arjen’s Bag
        • Betty Davis – Politician Man
        • Gary Bartz NTU Troop – Uhuru Sasa
        • 1. Joe Zawinul – In A Silent Way
        • 2. Wayne Shorter – Sweet Pea
        • 3. Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – In Search Of Truth
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        New York Rave Flyers VOLUME TWO 1990-1995

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          Undercurrents: From the Josef Weinberger, Programme Music & Impress Libraries 1967-1985Buried Treasure

          **Upfront SOTU exclusive!**

          Undercurrents is a stellar selection of moods, styles and MONSTER breaks from the albums recorded for the these UK music libraries between the late 1960’s and mid-1980s.

          There are shimmering synth arpeggios/kosmiche by Tim Cross (Mike Oldfield, Hall & Oates, The Adverts); fretless ambient grooves by bassist and producer Mo Foster (Scott Walker, Dusty Springfield); fuzzy orchestral funk by German library don Peter Thomas; a tough, funky fusion jam by library supergroup Midas Touch; a bold as brass porno-Moog theme by Pete Smith (used in 1970’s skin flick Highway Hookers - check those breaks!) plus film-noir suspense and percussive jams by avant-garde UK jazzer Bob Downes and more!

          • – Tim Cross - Crossflow One
          • – Pete Smith - Rock Minus Zer
          • – Mo Foster - Times Square
          • – Peter Thomas - The Real McCoy
          • – Harold Fischer - Water Reactor
          • – Midas Touch - Make No Bones
          • – Bob Downes - Big Cat

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          Too Slow To Disco presentsYACHT SOUL – Cover VersionsHow Do You Are?

          2LP (coloured vinyl)

          This is the new compilation by TSTD/DJ Supermarkt with Soul/Funk Coverversions of Westcoast/AOR/Yachtpop gems!TSTD returns with another trip into the musical past of the sundrenched Westcoast: This time DJ Supermarkt unearthed 17 Soul & Funk Coverversions of original Westcoast/AOR/Yachtpop gems. As slightly expected, the The Afro-American musicians add a heavy dose of Funk and heavenly Soul to the game. The original tracks are covered by big Soul & Funk acts like Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones, Brothers Johnson, but also forgotten acts like The Ebonys, Leslie Smith, Side Effect. And you can find tracks originally performed by the big league of the Westcoast, like The Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, Wings, and even The Beach Boys, alongside lesser known acts like Ned Doheny, Bill LaBounty, Airplay!Most tracks are from the late 70s/early 80s, but failed to become big hits and fell under the radar. Like Chaka Khan doing a seriously funky version of Fleetwood Mac’s „Everywhere“ (from an unreleased album recording), next to obscure reworks like Leslie Smith’s version of „Nothin’ You Can Do About It“ by the overlooked Airplay (Jay Graydon and David Foster). There are especially surprising versions here, like Millie Jackson’s gospel-like rendering of „This Is It“ by Kenny Loggins/Michael McDonald, or Billy Paul’s „Black Power“-influenced version of Paul McCartney/Wings’ „Let Em In“ and the rare cover of The Beach Boys’ „God Only Knows“ by Betty Everett. Overall another TSTD collection of smooth, sunny, extremely soulful and funky tracks, that needed to be dug-out to be heard again. This is Bottled Sunshine!Vinyl comes as usual in gatefold sleeve with liner notes, download code and 180g heavy orange double vinyl.

            • New 2×LP £27.00
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            • – Compton Hodge I Wanna Dance
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            • – H. Andrews & Company Frisco Disco
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            • Sugar Minott – Vanity
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            • Sugar Minott – Give A Hand
            • Sugar Minott – Try Love
            • Sugar Minott – Roof Over My Head
            • Sugar Minott – Jah Jah Lead Us
            • Sugar Minott – Is It True
            • Sugar Minott – Love Gonna Pack Up
            • Sugar Minott – Give Me Jah Jah
            • Sugar Minott – Jah Jah Children
            • Sugar Minott – Party Time
            • Sugar Minott – Change Your Ways
            • Sugar Minott – Jah Almighty
            Studio One Rocksteady Got SoulSoul Jazz Records

            Back in stock!

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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)

            • 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
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            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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            Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1Analog Africa

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

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

            • Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
            • Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
            • Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
            • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Iranm Iran
            • Sir Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis – Sakpaide No.2
            • 1. Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
            • 2. Akaba Man & The Nigie Rokets – Ta Gha Hunsimwen
            • 3. Akaba Man And The African Pride – Popular Side
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            • 2×LP£27.00
              Gatefold sleeve with 20 page booklet
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            • CD + Book (200g)£20.00
              Includes a 36 page booklet
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            Interstellar FunkArtificial Dancers: Waves Of SynthRush Hour

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

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