• Brief Encounter – Where Will I Go
    • Brief Encounter – Always
    • 1. Where Will I Go
    • 2. Always

    Athens Of The North reissue of one of the most coveted unreleased low rider / soul ballads ever. Huge tune - don't sleep!

    Other Releases by Brief Encounter

    Brief EncounterGet a Good FeelingAthens Of The North

    A 45 reissue of Brief Encounter's most popular modern soul/disco side against possibly their best ballad / deep soul spin. Stone cold classic all the way via Athens Of The North!

    • – Get a Good Feeling
    • – Just a Little Notion

    Other Releases on Athens Of The North

    Christopher JayWhat Do You Want Me To DoAthens Of The North

    Reissue of this wicked, oddball/outsider, boogie/funk 45 from New York circa 1987!

    • – What Do You Want Me to Do
    • – What Do You Want Me to Do (Edit)
    LinkwoodMonoAthens Of The North

    Lo-fi house music, electro-funk, synth pop instrumentals, primitive techno and out-there kosmiche vibes from the awesome talent, Linkwood! An absolute ace via Athens Of The North!

    • – Bubbles
    • – Candy Land
    • – Shortwave
    • – Rain & Shine / Byte Size
    • – Squeeze
    • – Endcoms
    • – I Love You
    • – No One's Perfect
    • – Date-Line
    • – Refresher
    • – Kubes
    • – Dust Jacket
    • – Strangely Enough
    East Coast Love AffairConfrontationsAthens Of The North

    Party-starting heat from East Coast Love Affair who come with the rousing disco vibes of 'Confrontations' backed with the MONSTER percussive breakdown of 'Shake' - killer, killer release via Athens Of The North!

    • – Confrontations
    • – Shake
    Warren HampshireLanguage Of The BirdsAthens Of The North

    Warren Hampshire's personal folk musings on 'Language Of The Birds' hint at 60s psychedelic folk and 70s ambient moods, provoking "memories of old children's books, fairy tales". Stunning, hypnotic release via Athens Of The North!

    • – Eve of the Deluge
    • – The Falling Rain
    • – Zep Tepi
    • – Then It Was Gone
    • – From Lonely Hours
    • – I Just Didn't Think You'd Care
    • – Autumn's Draw
    • – They Glide the Hills
    • – Only a Moment
    • – Wu Wei
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    Nathan BartellNathan BartellAthens Of The North

    A collection of keys tracks from cult 'deep funk' hero, Nathan Bartell! Contains the hugely sought-after cut 'Top Going Down' amongst other soul gems from this US legend.

    • – Top Going Down
    • – I Feel It Comin
    • – Sitting Alone
    • – Jody & John
    • – Moving On
    • – Mystery Lady
    • – Ooh Baby, I Love You
    • – If I Could Win Your Love
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    Christopher JayBe My LadyAthens Of The North

    Oddball disco/modern soul/boogie outsider jam from Christopher Jay - previously unreleased until now via Athens Of The North!

    • – Be My Lady
    • – Come out Tonight
    Brief EncounterGet a Good FeelingAthens Of The North

    A 45 reissue of Brief Encounter's most popular modern soul/disco side against possibly their best ballad / deep soul spin. Stone cold classic all the way via Athens Of The North!

    • – Get a Good Feeling
    • – Just a Little Notion
    Isabr'mIf I Had YouAthens Of The North

    Super rare boogie/funk nugget from the 80s that was recorded in the golden state of California!

    • – If I Had You
    • – Nothing at All
    LevalOur LoveAthens Of The North

    Reissue of this wicked, oddball, mid 80s Brit funk jam via Athens Of The North!

    • – Our Love
    • – It's Up to You
    Akira FreezeTell Me BabyAthens Of The North

    Mid-80s boogie/soul 45 from obscure Daytona act, Akira Freeze - big vibes on both sides!

    • – Tell Me Baby
    • – I Remember
    Chuck BrimleySt. Elmos FireAthens Of The North

    Milwaukee's artist Chuck Brimley's cover of Michael Frank's classic soft rock / jazz / blue-eyed soul cut 'St. Elmore Fire'. An extremely hard to find 45reissued by the good folk at Athens Of the North.

    • – St. Elmos Fire
    • – St. Elmos Fire (Instrumental)
    LaRombéFrom PhillyAthens Of The North

    Wicked soul / disco from LaRombé, out on Athens Of The North.

    • – All In Your Mind
    • – Right On Time
    • – You're the Best (Curtom Mix)
    • – URThe1
    • – The Ultimate
    • – Sweet Sensations
    • – Love Will Make It Better
    • – Spread My Wings
    • – Somewhere Someone
    • – In The Light
    James McKenzie & The Mckenzie BrothersJames McKenzie & The Mckenzie BrothersAthens Of The North

    Lush, breezy AOR / soft rock business from James McKenzie & The Mckenzie Brothers - a compilation of two of their privately pressed albums from the 70s, reissued via Athens Of The North.

    • – Lady Is Love
    • – Live Again
    • – Two Ladies
    • – I Hope She Don't Hurt You
    • – Wonderful to Be in Love
    • – Felt Her Fire
    • – I've Got to Go
    • – Birth Is Love
    • – Joni's Little Song
    • – Lonley Girl
    • – Tomorrow Is Your Own
    Papa Bear & His CubsYou're So FineAthens Of The North

    Athens of the North reissue a deepfunk/soul rarity flipped with an absolute deep soul killer, from Texas band, Papa Bear & His Cubs!

    • – You're So Fine
    • – Sweetest Thing On This Side Of Heaven
    Dennis YoungPrimitive SubstanceAthens Of The North

    Woah - we didn't see this one coming! Athens Of The North focus on some unissued material from Dennis Young of no-wave / post punk legends from NYC, Liquid Liquid! Following the group disbanding in '85, Young continued to make music, adding elements of jazz and '4th world' music whilst being rooted into the percussive tradition synonymous with Liquid Liquid. A fantastic and intriguing release that puts a spotlight on that period in Young's career.

    • – Primitive Substance
    • – Berlin
    • – Safari Western
    • – Somerset Hill
    • – Big Mouth
    • – Tarzan Meets Jane
    • – Feels Good
    • – Forgiveness
    • – Montezuma
    • – Journey To Ixtlan
    • – You Turn Me On
    • – Volcano Cathedral
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    Raw Soul ExpressLet GoAthens Of The North

    The two best cuts from the previously unreleased Raw Soul Express LP recently released by Athens Of The North. Limited to 500 copies - no repress! 

    • – Let Go
    • – Will You Be There
    NubiaThe Time Is RightAthens Of The North

    Chicano soul / disco floater cut from George Rivera's master tapes and reissued by the good people at Athens Of The North! Limited to 500 copies only. 

    • – The Time Is Right
    • – Feelin' Funky
    Hampshire & FoatGalaxies Like Grains of SandAthens Of The North

    Multi talented UK Jazz Pianist Greg Foat has teamed up with Mercury Award nominated "The Bees" member and multi instrumentalist Warren Hampshire to collaborate on a new LP drawing on their diverse musical influences - Classic British library music, 60s Italian soundtracks & lost Americana combined with touches of modern classical, minimalism, Jazz and Folk. Recommended! 

    • – Galaxies Like Grains of Sand
    • – Lullaby
    • – The Solar Winds (& Cadenza)
    • – A Long Way Home
    • – End Song
    • – All Washed Up
    • – How the Nights Can Fly
    • – End Song (Reprise)
    Twinkie ClarkAwake O ZionAthens of the North

    Gospel disco dance-floor filler from one of The Clark Sisters! First time on a 7" - another essential one from AOTN!  

    • – Awake O Zion
    • – Power
    Earth, Wind & FireBrazilian RhymeAthens Of The North

    Another big one from The Athens Of The North Camp - The full vocal, never before released version of Brazilian Rhyme! The track is an uncredited cover of Toninho Horta's "Beijo Partido". One for the b-boys and disco heads alike!

    • – BRAZILIAN RHYME (Unreleased Extended Mix)
    • – My Love
    BABParty & Get on DownAthens Of The North

    One of the best mid-tempo disco rarities to come out the 'deep funk' scene. Reissued nice n loud on a 12" on Athens of the North! 

    • – Party & Get on Down (Full Length Mix)
    • – Party & Get on Down
    StrangeYouAthens Of The North

    Two previously unreleased tracks from the outsider disco outfit 'Strange- - A spaced out druggy disco band that had a hint of Rick James with a deeper trippier vibe that's truly unique! Essential!  

    • – You
    • – Space V

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    • – Just a Little Notion
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    New York to London, touching down in Lahore - Another ESSENTIAL from Astigmatic Records!

    • Jaubi – Lahore State Of Mind
    • Jaubi – Lahore State Of Mind (Al Dobson Jr. Remix)
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    Gwen McCraeKeep The Fire Burning / Funky SensationExpansion Records

    Two CLASSIC disco gems from Gwen McCrae on a 45 via Expansion!

    • – Keep The Fire Burning
    • – Funky Sensation
    • 7"£8.99
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    The MajesticsClass A / Key To LoveSoul Jazz Records

    Unbelievably rare old-school party rap 45 single - recently sold for £600 on discogs!

    NEW LTD. edition of 300 copies.

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


    The Majestics were the first rap group ever to record out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the flipside shows off their funk/R&B roots with an incredible sweet soul tune.

    THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop and you need to buy this 7" now!

    See all the EXCLUSIVE 45s titles only available here!

    • The Majestics – Class A
    • The Majestics – Key To Love
    • 7"£10.00
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    Gary CrissRio De Janeiro (1978)Salsoul Records

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    Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+

    100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!

      • Original LP£9.00
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      Sunny & The SunlinersGet Down / Cross My HeartBig Crown Records

      Reissue of two rare Sunny & The Sunliners' cover versions! On the a-side is a version of 'Get Down' backed with their take on Billy Stewart's classic 'Cross My Heart'.

      • – Get Down
      • – Cross My Heart
      Brief EncounterHuman/Total SatisfactionSounds Of The Universe

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

      Stone-cold CLASSIC two-step funky soul bomb!

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

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

      • – Human
      • – Total Satisfaction
      • 7"£9.99
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      The Devoted SoulsKeep On (inc. Kon rework)Super Disco Edits

      Super Disco Edits continue to unearth unreleased soulful gems, this time around they issue a previously unreleased gospel disco burner from 1981. Features a re-work from edit king, KON!

      • – Keep On
      • – Keep On (Kon rework)
      • 12"£14.99
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      Rudy MillsJohn Jones / BombshellHarlem Shuffle

      "Produced and apparently co-written by Derrick Harriott, 'John Jones' was released in 1968 on the Big shot label. With its unstoppable rhythm and its aggressive lyrics 'John Jones' was a major hit among the Skinhead subculture in the UK, its release on the popular Tighten Up series certainly helped the song becoming a cult track then and now. The Crystalites were Harriott's studio band and included very famous 60s Jamaican musicians e.g. Bongo Herman, Bongo Les, Boris Gardiner, Gladstone Anderson, Karl Bryan, Winston Wright among others. They were extremely productive between 1968 and 1974 recording four albums and countless singles. More specifically, they recorded many wild and awesome 'versions' of hit songs of that time e.g. 'John Jones', making 'Bombshell' easily the best choice for the B Side as it is indeed a special instrumental and an awesome cover." Hard too find a clean copy on 7" single, now's your limited chance..A Stone Cold Classic!!

      • Rudy Mills – John Jones
      • The Crystalites – Bombshell
      Teddy PendergrassBelieve In LoveAthens Of The North

      Classic dance-floor party starter from Teddy Pendergrass, issued by Athens Of The North for the first time on a 7". Includes the original album cut and the ESSENTIAL 'Phat Philly Mix'. Don't miss!

      • – Believe in Love (Fat Philly Mix)
      • – Believe in Love
      • 7"£11.00
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      Roy AyersChicago / D.C. CityExpansion Records
      SEMINAL JAZZ FUNK DEEPNESS!

      Limited Edition hand numbered 7” – 1000 Copies: First time 7” release of much sampled “Chicago” by iconic jazz funk artist Roy Ayers. Both sides originally from the album “Silver Vibrations” on Roy’s Uno Melodic label re-created on label art here. Special 7” length version of “D.C. City” released here for the first time on the original label.

      • – Chicago
      Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One Ska Fire ! (Limited Edition Collectors 7" Box Set)Record Store Day Exclusive #1Soul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records are releasing Studio One Ska Fire Box Set, a limited-edition one-off pressing exclusive for Record Store Day 2021, collectors seven-inch box set featuring 10 amazing and super-rare Studio One ska tracks on five 7” singles, all produced here in deluxe hard form box each single with separate inner sleeves.

      • Don Drummond – Don D Special
      • Toots and The Maytals – A Man Who Knows
      • Bob Marley and The Wailers – Rude Boy
      • Derrick Morgan – It's Alright
      • The Skatalites – Something Special
      • Lee Perry – Open Up (aka Cook Book)
      • The Regals – Shammy Back
      • Bob Marley and The Wailers – Diamond Baby
      • Jackie Opel – The Mill Man
      • The Ethiopians – I Am Free
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      Wicked obscure roots vocal cut from 1979/80 using the tuff riddim to Jacob Miller's "Who Say Jah No Dread" with a lovers rock soul cover on the flip by Bill Campbell.

      • Carlton Hunter – You Know Why
      • Pete Campbell – Does She Have A Friend For Me
      • 12"£10.99
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      Soul Jazz Records presents Funk 70 (Limited Edition Collectors 7" Box Set)Record Store Day Exclusive #2Soul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records are releasing Funk 70 Box Set, a limited-edition one-off pressing, exclusive for Record Store Day, collectors seven-inch box set, featuring ten superb, rare and classic funk cuts across five individual bespoke 7" singles housed in a hardbox set, with each single housed in individual innersleeves.

      Seriously rare, killer and classic funk tunes brought together here in this unique one-off Record Store Day box-set edition.

      This release features so many great singles. The super-rare Winstons MASSIVE 45 featuring Amen Brother (the drum break of all drum breaks for all jungle records ever!) as well as the soul anthem Color Him Father. A superb rare Detroit funk cut from Jackie Harris, Joe Bataan’s Latin Strut – the best latin funk tune ever made that helped launch Salsoul Records, rare groove hi-adrenalin funk from Untouchable Machine Shop and finally a KILLER slice of New Orleans funk produced by Eddie Bo with the amazing drums of James Black in the mix.

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

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

      • The Winstons – Amen Brother
      • The Winstons – Color Him Father
      • Jackie Harris and The Exciters – Do It, Do It
      • Jackie Harris and The Exciters – Get Funky Sweet A Little Bit
      • Joe Bataan – Latin Strut
      • Joe Bataan – Peace, Friendship and Solidarity
      • Untouchable Machine Shop – Machine Shop (Part 1)
      • Untouchable Machine Shop – Machine Shop (Part 2)
      • Inell Young – The Next Ball Game
      • Inell Young – Part Of The Game
      • 5×7" Boxset£38.00
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      • – Deep Inside
      • – Deep Inside (The Dub)
      • 7"£11.99
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      • Arnold Blair – Trying To Get Next To You
      • Arnold Blair – I Won The Big Deal
      • Brief Encounter – Total Satisfaction
      • Brief Encounter – Human
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      • Johnny Adams – Spanish Harlem
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      • 5×7" Boxset£35.00
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      • – Black Beacon
      • – Mare
      • – It's You
      • – Questions
      • – So Amazing
      • – Gate 54
      • – Do It Together
      • – Redneph In B Minor
      • – Better Endeavor
      • – Smiling For Me
      • 2×LP£28.99
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      • 2×LP Instrumentals £19.99
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      • CD£12.99
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      Rare PleasureSuperfine FeelingRamrock Retro

      RSD 2021 DROP 2. Available online from 6pm Sat 17th July

      £12

      7"

      In 2020, Dance Music don, Ashley Beedle was approached to edit the unreleased track which had a UK 12” vinyl release in 2021 on the charity A's and Bees label. Having heard the track in all its glory, Ramrock Boss Lady, Jo Wallace immediately thought that a 7” edit would sound like a Blackpool Mecca classic that never existed! And so, the editing process began again and, this time, the North Street Collective came up with ‘Superfine Feeling’ 7” Edits and, in the true tradition of soul tracks, named them Pt1 & Pt2. An exuberant, uplifting, Mecca Soul unreleased monster finally receiving the talcumed dancefloor love it deserves 44 years later!

        • 7"£12.00
          RSD 2021 DROP 2. Available online from 6pm Sat 17th July
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        Ben HaukeOnly OldFar Out Recordings

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        • – It Weren't A Satalite
        • – Get Up To Get Down
        • – Only Old
        • – Runners
        • – You're Not Deep
        • – Digi Luv (feat Eggrum)
        • – Bait-Leo
        • LP£13.99
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