Pura Vida Presents: Beach Diggin' Volume 4 Hand Picked By Mambo & GutsVarious

    Heavenly Sweetness
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    • Boris Gardiner – Breezin
    • Glen Ricks – I've Been Waiting For You
    • Serginho Meriti – Bon Momentos
    • Sue Barker – Love To The People
    • Shoody – Tokyo Melody
    • Taxi – Crosslines
    • Alec Khaoli – Soul Brother
    • Bebeto – Neguinhio Poeta
    • 1. Breezin
    • 2. I've Been Waiting For You
    • 3. Bon Momentos
    • 4. Love To The People
    • 5. Tokyo Melody
    • 6. Crosslines
    • 7. Soul Brother
    • 8. Neguinhio Poeta
    • 9. This Love
    • 10. My Life
    • 11. Bob Marley
    • 12. Chiquito
    • 13. Desintegration
    • 14. All Your Love

    14 more exquisite funky grooves of the rare variety to provide the ideal soundtrack for chilling on the beach.

    As usual with Beach Diggin' the selectors have uncovered gems from across the globe including tracks from Boris Gardiner, Taxi, Bebeto and more

    Essential tunes for the sun lounger!

    Includes download card.

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    Cameroon Garage FunkAnalog Africa

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

    • – Jean-Pierre Djeukam - Africa Iyo
    • – Louis Wasson et L´Orchestre Kandem Irenée - Song Of Love
    • – Pierre Didy Tchakounte et les Tulipes Noires - Monde Moderne
    • – Pierre Didy Tchakounte - Ma Fou Fou
    • 1. – Jean-Pierre Djeukam - Africa Iyo
    • 8. – Louis Wasson et L´Orchestre Kandem Irenée - Song Of Love
    • 9. – Pierre Didy Tchakounte et les Tulipes Noires - Monde Moderne
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    • 2×LP£28.00
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    • CD + Book (200g)£20.00
      Expected 03 SepPreorder
    Right On Time: Trojan Rock SteadyMusic On Vinyl

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra – Don The Dreamer
    • Don Rendell Quintet – A Matter Of Time
    • Michael Garrick Sextet – Second Coming
    • Harry Beckett – Third Road
    • 1. Ken Wheeler and the John Dankworth Orchestra – Don The Dreamer
    • 2. Don Rendell Quintet – A Matter Of Time
    • 5. Michael Garrick Sextet – Second Coming
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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
      • Vinyl audio remastered & cut by Gearbox Records
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    • 2×CD£17.00
      • 2xCD hard cover book includes a 20,000 word essay detailing this crucial era of British jazz with track commentaries and artist biographies
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    UK Electronics 1988-1994: A Compilation of Music from the British Label Mindscan TapesDelodio

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

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

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

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

    • – Compton Hodge I Wanna Dance
    • – Kip Carmen Stampede
    • – Monofide Come Along With Me And Party
    • – H. Andrews & Company Frisco Disco
    • – Teakwood Can You Dig It?
    • – Parnassus Bay Trippin
    • – Hot Cakes Take The A Plane
    • – Third Stream Gettin It Together
    • – Van Buren Bronco Queen (Pt.1)
    • – Earl Turner S'Port City Rock
    • – Paul Thomas Turn It Out!
    • – JAVA Say Wah Choo Mean
    • – Ivory Warm Love
    • – James Kelly Duhon So Trusting
    • – Nature She's The One
    • – Joshua Jackson Sr. My Woman, My Woman
    • – The Unit III Feel-In
    • – Teresa Harris UFO (feat. The Gene Parker Quintet)
    • – Teresa Harris Good-bye (feat. The Gene Parker Quintet)
    • 2×LP + 7"£26.00
      - Initial pressing contains a bonus 7" of an ultra-rare disco/modern soul 45
      - Incl. full album download code
      - Deluxe double-gatefold LP with detailed liner notes and unseen photographs
      - All but one song are re-issued for the very first-time
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    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
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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
    Oz Echoes: DIY Cassettes And Archives 1980​-​1989Efficient Space

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Impulse Records: Music, Message And The MomentImpulse!

      UNBELIEVABLE new compilation of deep spiritual music by John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and other groundbreaking Impulse Artists.

      "Orange and black. Fire and ebony. Fury and pride. Wearing its signature colors proudly and raising its exclamation point high, Impulse! Records was the go-to label for music that harnessed the searching and political stand-taking of the Sixties. Launched in 1961, Impulse grew to become an inherent part of the era’s velocity as well as its volume, pulling jazz into the age of Black Power, Afrocentricity, and Spiritual Expansion. In its balance of tradition and transition, it bridged the golden age of jazz, that brief window from the late Fifties to the Seventies when players representing every jazz era were alive and active—from Louis Armstrong to Albert Ayler, from the legends of lore to a new generation of energy players. Impulse treated all its musicians as innovators, revolutionaries even—from swing and bebop, to free and Afrofuturist. The performances on Impulse Records: Music, Message and the Moment draw their staying power from a wide embrace of styles and sounds, as well as a tight focus on a historic moment when the promise of change was in the air and the message of racial harmony was in the music. Today that music has lost none of its relevance: the promise still deferred, the message still on time."

      • – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
      • – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
      • – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
      • – Alice Coltrane — Blue Nile
      • – Pharoah Sanders — Astral Traveling
      • – Archie Shepp — Blues for Brother George Jackson
      • 1. – The John Coltrane Quartet — Africa
      • 2. – Max Roach — Garvey's Ghost
      • 15. – John Coltrane & Alice Coltrane — Reverend King
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      • 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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      Studio One RootsSoul Jazz Records

      LAST COPIES

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

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

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

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

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

      REVIEWS:

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

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

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

      • The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
      • Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
      • Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
      • Bunny & Skitter – Lumumbo
      • Willie Williams & The All Stars – Addis A Baba
      • L.Crosdale With Drummond Bago & the Rebel Group – Set Me Free
      • Leroy Wallace & The New Establishment – Far Beyond
      • Lennie Hibbert – More Creation
      • Alton Ellis & The Sound Dimension – Blackish White
      • Winston Jarrett & The Sound Dimension – Fear Not
      • Devon Russell – Drum Song
      • The Gaylads – Africa
      • Black Brothers & The New Establishment – School Children
      • Linton Cooper & The Brentford Disco Set – You'll Get Your Pay
      • Sound Dimension – Congo Rock
      • Zoot Simms – African Challenge
      • 1. The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
      • 2. Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
      • 3. Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
      • View full info and tracklisting
      • 2×LP£30.00
        Limited edition blue coloured vinyl + inners + download
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      30 Years Of Strictly Rhythm: Part Two (Clear Vinyl Repress)Strictly Rhythm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      So we have Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul with versions of tracks they cut with Miles. Herbie Hancock’s journey into the electronic instruments that Miles convinced him to play, and Keith Jarrett’s firm rejection of them. Lonnie Liston Smith borrows the Indian percussion from “On The Corner” for his take on electronic funk. Chick Corea, John McLaughlin and Gary Bartz all show their distinctive talents that were allowed to shine in Miles’ band. As a bonus, we have Miles’ musicians alongside Betty Davis (his wife at the time) on a take of Cream’s ‘Politician Man’ and Miles’ 1970 group live at The Cellar Door on Joe Zawinul’s ‘Directions’.

      • 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 from 1990 to 1995 - 88 page groovy small book. Well nice! Limited copies

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        **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!

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        • – Pete Smith - Rock Minus Zer
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        Disco Hamam 6Disco Hamam

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        OUT NOW!

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        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

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        The double vinyl comes in two editions:

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        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
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        • Ixna – Somebody Said
        • Leroy Duncann – Dream River
        • Tom Of England – Neon Green
        • Toresch – Tocar
        • Becker & Mukai – La Rivière des Perles
        • Gramme – Discolovers
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        • Charles Manier – Sift Through Art Collecting People
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        • Wino D – Untitled
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        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
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        • Grupo Monumental – Mi Son Caridad
        • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Sondeando
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        • 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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        Swave Villi Us: Independent Soul 1971-84Backatcha

        **RIYL the classic 'Personal Space Electronic Soul 1974-1984' compilation!**

        Backatcha Records presents 'Swave Villi Us', a collection of sixteen sought after independent soul cuts, recorded between 1971-1984 from across the US and beyond.

        The album comes as a 2xLP, complete with extensive sleeve notes, featuring top-shelf rarities end-to-end. Whilst soul 45 aficionados will be familiar with the titles, obtaining them has always been a problem until now.

        From 70s Californian psych-folk, to downtempo ballads from the Southern states, to mid-tempo gems and sweet soul from the Midwest, to 80s Sunshine State talent show entries and Bahamian dreamy percussion-led guitar jams, the selection showcases essential top-shelf regional sounds spanning the broader soul spectrum across nearly two decades. Also featured are two previously unreleased versions of Nature’s Choice ‘Never Get A Chance’ and Watch Tower’s ‘Forever, Together’ led by Ohio talent Maurice Moore, from original session tapes and exclusive to this compilation.

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        • – Theatre West - Children Of Tomorrow's Dreams
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            • Afrikan Dreamland – Last Chance To Dance
            • Aleksandr Zatsepin – Tanets Shamana
            • Chocolate Buttermilk Band – Can't Let Go
            • Clifton Dyson – She's A Playgirl
            • Steve Monite – Only You (Disco Jam)
            • 1. Safet Isović – Mujo Kuje Konja Po Mjesec
            • 2. Manrat Kwanphothai – Ya Ma Kid Sa Ngne Sa Nga
            • 3. The Jones – Hey Mina (Foul)
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            • 2×LP£24.99
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            Huey BrissBlack WaxRules Follow Us

            'Black Wax', the album from West Coast rapper Huey Briss and producer Nikobeats, shows that raw lyricism and laid-back beat production is not about to go out of style any time soon - killer!

            • – Gil Scott Never Lied (feat. DJ Babu)
            Jose MauroObnoxiusFar Out

            Vinyl now in stock! Far Out reissue this beautiful, forgotten gem from Jose Mauro. Originally issued in 1970 on the small independent, Quartim, this haunting Brazilian masterpiece has since become a favourite amongst the likes of Floating Points, Gilles Peterson and Madlib. Essential!

            • – Obnóxius
            • – Tarde De Núpcias
            • – Memória
            • – Ponto De Chamada
            • – As Aventuras Sentimentais De Espiroqueta Camargo
            • – Talismã
            • – Arraial Da Lua Cheia
            • – Ancoradouro
            • – Canção Da Casa Iluminada
            • – Apocalipse
            • – Exaltação E Lamento Do Último Rei
            • New LP (180g)£22.99
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            • CD£12.99
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            Tom MischBeat Tape 1Beyond The Groove

            'Beat Tape 1' marks the first official release of Tom Misch's instrumental beat tape, which combine elements of jazz, soul and grooves all heavily inspired by the musicians love of J Dilla.

            • – The Real Thing
            • – In A Special Way
            • – Summer
            • – Take Me Back
            • – Keep Moving
            • – Lush Lyfe
            • – Epiphany
            • 2×LP£17.99
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            Gloria BarnesShe Wants A Stand In / You Don’t Mean ItSuncut

            EXCLUSIVE UPFRONT RELEASE AT SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE!

            Second release on SUNCUT offers a heart-breaking, heavy soul double A from the fabled voice of Gloria Barnes. Restored from one of the toughest, rawest (and most sought after) soul albums, 'She Wants a Stand In' is on the first side, with hard vocals and even harder drums! This is backed with the huge floor-filling energy of her '71 recording 'You Don't Mean It'. Another essential release!

            • – She Wants A Stand In
            • – You Don’t Mean It
            • 7"£8.99
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            The Kingdom of ZydecoBy Michael Tisserand

            IMPORT USA PAPERBACK BOOK 50% OFF RETAIL PRICE. CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!

            There’s a musical kingdom in the American South that’s not marked on any map. Stretching from the prairies of Louisiana to the oil towns of East Texas, it is ruled over by accordion-squeezing, washboard-wielding musicians such as Buckwheat Zydeco, Nathan Williams, Keith Frank, Terrance Simien, Rosie Ledet, and C. J. Chenier. Theirs is the kingdom of zydeco. With its African-Caribbean rhythms, Creole-French-English lyrics, and lively dance styles, zydeco has spread from its origins in Louisiana across the nation. Michael Tisserand reveals why zydeco’s identifiable and unforgettable blend of blues and Cajun influences has made the dance music of Louisiana black Creoles so popular and widespread. Zydeco’s appeal runs deeper than the feel-good, get-up-and-dance reaction it invariably elicits and is intertwined in the music’s roots and rhythms, handed down from generation to generation.

              • Book (650g)£14.99
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              New Orleans Funk Vol. 4Soul Jazz Records

              Soul Jazz Records’ latest excursion into the Crescent City vaults delves deep into the roots and history of the Voodoo world of New Orleans Funk.

              Packed to the brim with serious break-heavy, heavyweight funk tunes from classic New Orleans artists including Eddie Bo, Betty Harris, Dave Bartholomew, Johnny Adams and Eldridge Holmes (with the ever-present Allen Toussaint and The Meters as always behind the scenes). There is also a host of rare cuts from a number of lesser-known second line New Orleans artists, whose fame rarely reached past the walls of the city, including Gus ‘The Groove’ Lewis, James K-Nine, Norma Jean, Bob French, Chuck Colbert, Zilla Mayes and Joe Haywood.

              In the 1960s the syncopated beat of New Orleans Funk developed out of a gumbo mix of New Orleans local flavours – rhythm and blues, Mardi Gras Indians, the street percussion Second Line of the Jazz Funeral and Marching bands, Caribbean rhumba and mambo rhythms – all of which are in full effect. Even Zydeco, the rhythm and blues offspring of Louisiana Cajun music, had the funk as the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, shows us here. 

              New Orleans music and Voodoo both have their roots in the African-American free black and slave gatherings held at Congo Square from the 18th century onwards. Here Voodoo king Doctor John (the original one!) and Voodoo queen Marie Levaux held court over their followers, and here also could be heard the first sounds of New Orleans jazz music. Soul Jazz Records’ latest album describes how these two cultural forms are inextricably inter-related. 

              The album traces the path of funk from the very first glimpses of the style – Dave Bartholomew’s super-tight ‘The Monkey’ (recorded in 1957) and James Waynes’ junkie jailbird anthem ‘Junco Partner’ (1951, later covered by Dr John, Professor Longhair, James Booker, and The Clash) through to the 1970s heavyweight boogie funk of Chocolate Milk’s rare groove classic Action Speak Louder Than Words and The Baron’s ‘Making It Better’. 

              Also featured is a selection of hard-core classic funk productions from the legendary Eddie Bo (James K-Nine, David Robinson) and the genius of Allen Toussaint (Eldridge Holmes, Gus ‘The Groove’ Lewis, Lou Johnson). There also a number of super-rare independent New Orleans’ one-off 45 single funk productions from the likes of Chick Colbert and Bob French. And lastly, New Orleans Funk female vocalists are in full effect with tracks by Betty Harris (whose ‘Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul’ has just come out on Soul Jazz Records), Zilla Mayes and Norma Jean. 

              This album is released as a heavyweight double gatefold vinyl (+ download code), CD pack and digital album, and comes with extensive long-form sleeve-notes and stunning photography from the Ralston Crawford New Orleans collection and Hogan Jazz Archives at Tulane University, New Orleans.

              Recent related Soul Jazz Records release: Betty Harris 'The Queen of New Orleans Soul' (SJR LP/CD/D345).

              Digital album includes all tracks. Tracks 4,7,11,12 not available individually (only as bundle).

              • Eldridge Holmes – Pop, Popcorn Children
              • Gus 'The Groove' Lewis – Let The Groove Move You
              • Dave Bartholomew – The Monkey
              • Chocolate Milk – Action Speaks Louder Than Words
              • James K-Nine – Live It Up
              • Lou Johnson – Frisco Here I Come
              • Norma Jean – No Competition
              • James Waynes – Junco Partner
              • David Robinson – I'm A Carpenter (Part 1)
              • The Barons Ltd – Making It Better
              • Johnny Adams – You Make A New Man Out Of Me
              • Clifton Chenier – Party Down
              • Eddie Bo – Can You Handle It
              • Bob French's Storyville Jazz Band – Y'er Comes The Funky Man
              • Joe Haywood – Play Me A Cornbread Song
              • Betty Harris – I'm Gonna Git Ya
              • Chuck Colbert & Viewpoint – Stay
              • Zilla Mayes – All I Want Is You
              • 1. Eldridge Holmes – Pop, Popcorn Children
              • 2. Gus 'The Groove' Lewis – Let The Groove Move You
              • 3. Dave Bartholomew – The Monkey
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              RTKal, Fox, Shanique Marie, Equiknoxx & Swing TingJump to the Bar / Rum & Buckfast RiddimSwing Ting

              A bouncy JA-to-UK bashment banger via Swing Ting that features a hefty combination of producers and vocalists from both the Equiknoxx and Swing Ting camps!

              • RTKal, Fox, Shanique Marie, Equiknoxx & Swing Ting – Jump to the Bar
              • Equiknoxx & Swing Ting – Rum & Buckfast Riddim
              Tee MacNight Illusion (1980)Soul Jazz Records

              Soul Jazz Records’ are releasing Tee Mac’s ‘Night Illusion’, a lost classic Nigerian Afro soul meets disco boogie funk album originally released in Nigeria in 1980. Impossibly hard to find, the record remains practically unknown outside of Nigeria.

              Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger and features on Soul Jazz Records’ recent collection Nigeria Soul Fever – Afro Funk Disco and Boogie alongside Joni Haastrup, Christy Essien and others, as well as on a recent compilation ‘Nepa Oh Nepa’ (released on Hot Casa earlier this year). 

              The timelessness of this soulful, ground-breaking funk jazz lost masterpiece ‘Night Illusion’ leads to comparisons with James Mason’s legendary lost classic album Rhythm of Life, with his unique individualism and intensity hinting at the boogie funk of groups such as Mass Production and Slave so loved by artists such as Moodyman and Theo Parrish.  While Fela Kuti is now a cultural icon of Nigerian music throughout the world, the recent crossover success of William Onyeabor shows just how much undiscovered Nigerian music remains waiting to be explored outside of the country.

              Tee Mac was born in Lagos, the son of a Nigerian princess and a Swiss diplomat. He picked up the flute at age 7 and ten years later was studying classical musical in Switzerland under his uncle the composer J.J. Direndirger. Returning to Lagos, Nigeria in 1970 he formed the heavyweight afro rock group Tee Mac and Afro Collection (which included Johnny Haastrup on keyboards and The Lijadu Sisters on vocals). This band was famously joined by the legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker who came to Nigeria to play with them in 1971 (captured in the film Ginger Baker in Africa).

              At age 24, Tee Mac moved to Germany where he co-wrote and recorded the European disco group Silver Convention (whose ‘Fly Robin Fly’ became number one in the USA charts). 

              Tee Mac continues to live in Lagos today and travels the world as a composer – one of whose pieces is The City of Mer Kailash (2009), a two-hour ballet featuring over 60 dancers and a 100+ piece orchestra.

              Soul Jazz Records are releasing this lost classic Nigerian album as a strictly limited-edition 1000 copies worldwide exact-replica artwork reproduction LP (+ sleevenotes + free download), CD and digital album.

              • – Living Everyday
              • – Struggle
              • – Talk To Me
              • – Hit Hit
              • – Night Illusion
              • – A Certain Way To Go
              • – Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo
              All the PeopleIslandsTurnstyle Records

              South London electronic soul trio 'All The People' follow on from their excellent debut album and drop a limited edition 7" single on Turnstyle Records. Recommended for fan's of The XX, Sohn and James Blake!

                • 7"£8.99
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                PUNK 45: Les Punks - The French ConnectionSoul Jazz Records

                Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 release documents the first radical underground punk bands to come out of France including Metal Urbain (the first group ever to be signed to Rough Trade Records), Marie et Les Garçons, Asphalt Jungle, through to the earliest experimental cold wave/minimal wave electronic groups such as Kas Product, Charles de Goal and A3 Dans le WC who emerged at the start of the 1980s.

                The accompanying large 44-page outsize booklet shows how punk in France emerged out of the country’s history of rebellion and revolution (from Serge Gainsbourg to the Paris ‘68 riots) as well as a love for American punk and proto bands like The New York Dolls and The Stooges, and was kick-started by witnessing the first UK punk bands (including the Sex Pistols who played in Paris in Sep 1976).

                It also explains how French revolutionary, artistic and intellectual ideas influenced the birth of punk in both New York (Dadaism and Surrealism, Rimbaud and Voltaire) and in Britain (Situationism), how Paris based art collective Bazooka influenced the work of Jamie Reid and The Sex Pistols, and more besides. 

                The booklet features extensive text, exclusive photography as well as interviews with key French figures in the movement including Marc Zermati (Skydog Records), Patrick Eudeline (Asphalt Jungle), Michel Esteban (Ze Records) and Eric Debris (Metal Urbain).

                Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album comes as a heavyweight double vinyl LP with gatefold sleeve, inserts, full sleeve notes + download code and also as a deluxe CD pack + 50-page outsize booklet and as a digital album.

                This is the latest in Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series which documents punk around the world, following on from earlier releases Punk 45: Kill The Hippies (USA punk), Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society (UK punk and post-punk), Punk 45: Sick on You (proto-punk), Punk 45: Burn, Rubber City Punk (Akron), Punk 45: Extermination Nights in The Sixth City (Cleveland) and Punk 45: Chaos in the City of Angels and Devils (Los Angeles) as well as the book Punk 45: Singles Cover Art of Punk with Jon Savage

                REVIEWS

                Read PITCHFORK article here

                • Marie et Les Garçons – Rien A Dire
                • Metal Boys – Sweet Marylin
                • Fantomes – I Wanna Be Your Dog
                • Gazoline – Sally
                • A3 Dans Les WC – Photo Couleur
                • Asphalt Jungle – Planté Comme Un Privé
                • Warm Gun – Broken Windows
                • Metal Urbain – Paris Maquis
                • Electric Callas – Kill Me Two Times
                • KaS Product – Mind
                • 84 Flesh – Salted City
                • Les Olivensteins – Euthanasie
                • Angel Face – Wolf City Blues
                • Guilty Razors – Hurts and Noises
                • Dogs – Here Comes My Baby
                • Charles De Goal – Dans Le Labyrinthe
                • Guilty Razors – I Don't Wanna Be A Rich
                • Marie et Les Garçons – A Bout De Souffle
                • Calcinator – Électrifié
                RoskaWindbreaker Riddim / WarmingByrd Out

                Roska revives his UK Funky sound on this killer 12" for Byrd Out! Proper rude boy house business!

                • – Windbreaker Riddim
                • – Warming
                • 12"£12.99
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