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    Africans With Mainframes (Hieroglyphic Being and Noleian Reusse)K.M.T.Soul Jazz Records

    "A devastating album of epic dancefloor rituals and visions from Jamal Moss (Hieroglyphic Being) and Noleian Reusse in their prized Africans With Mainframes guise, amounting to their most substantial and impressive collection." BOOMKAT

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    This album is available as a very limited 1000 double-LP (+download) and 1000- tip-on hard Japanese gatefold card style CD, digital album all designed by the artist Paolo Parisi.

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    Jamal Moss, aka Hieroglyphic Being, returns for a new second album on Soul Jazz Records, after last year’s debut The Acid Documents. this time under the name Africans with Mainframes.

    Hieroglyphic Being and fellow Chicago producer Noleian Reusse have been releasing music under the name Africans with Mainframes for over 15 years now, ever since their debut on Hieroglyphic Being’s own Mathematics Recordings label in 2005. ‘K.M.T.’ is the debut album from the group, a collage of apocalyptic Chicago acid meets industrial and transcendental post-house machine funk. 

    Both intense and unique, the album of forward-thinking, experimental, boundary-pushing Afro-futurist electronic music shows why Hieroglyphic Being is regarded as one of the most serious purveyors of experimental black music today. You can't stop the prophet!

    Born and based in Chicago, Moss’s music embodies two of the cultural foundation blocks of the city’s musical lineage; that of Chicago’s original Acid House sound (c. 1986), that of Frankie Knuckles, Phuture, Marshall Jefferson et al, alongside a rigorous experimental sound searching that taps into the cosmic musical lineage of pioneering artist Sun Ra whose Arkestra landed and was based in the city from 1946-61.

    Similarly his relationship to Chicago’s original acid house pioneers of the late 80s is no hyperbole. Originally mentored by artist/producers Adonis and Steve Pointdexter, Moss also now runs his own Mathematics label which has released music by foundation acid house pioneers Lil’ Louis, Adonis and many others. To quote Moss, ‘I am the last of the line of producers directly influenced by Ron Hardy (the pioneering acid house DJ) at the Music Box.’

    Moss grew up in the south side of Chicago. After being thrown out of the home of his adoptive parents, he then spent three years homeless living on the streets of Chicago, living a nocturnal existence as a gigolo in Chicago’s alternative clubs. He began his career as a DJ at the pioneering Liquid Love parties at Chi-town’s legendary Power House (home of Ron Hardy’s MusicBox) around 1989.

    What clearly defines Moss’s music is that while sometimes pushing the limits of sound to an ear-splitting dimension of experimentation and DIY-electronics – the music is always clearly a progression of the lineage of black music. In the words of fellow Chicagoans, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, it is simply ‘Great Black Music.’ And yet in this uniquely defined sound, Moss somehow manages to draw into this world elements of industrial music, German electronic music (Cluster, Harmonia etc), Detroit’s sci-fi techno artists (Atkins, Saunderson, Craig) and more.

    • – Anachronistic
    • – Hierachical
    • – Book Of Gatis
    • – Negroid Spinx
    • – Qustal Artifacts
    • – Naqada
    • – K.M.T.
    • – Meroitic Script
    BellSeven Types Of SixSoul Jazz Records

    This is the second album from Bell and is a mix of robotic funk electro, funked up twisted disco and classic 808 acid. Bell give us analog synthesizers and digital techniques to bring us robotic arcade-system electro. Deeply complex electronic material, deep basslines, superb production, ranging from unremittingly catchy to dark, creating truly a formidable electronic album. Bell are Dan Crouch and Adrian Stephens from London and supporters of Bell range from Andy Weatherall to Carl Craig.

    • Bell – File One
    • Bell – Rist IIA4
    • Bell – Rhythm Machine
    • Bell – Daylight Burn
    • Bell – Slide Out Wide
    • Bell – Winning Signal
    • Bell – Mode 3
    • Bell – Black Helicopters
    • Bell – Two Voices
    • Bell – N
    • Bell – Kathy
    • Bell – Mazar
    BellNumbersSoul Jazz Records

    Amazingly sophisticated and incredibly naïve electro from UK duo Bell who are Dan Crouch and Adrian Stephens. After this debut in 2000 the group recorded a second album on Soul Jazz Records main label in 2003.

    • Bell – Potential Analogue Dependency
    • Bell – 500 Horses
    • Bell – Hotel November
    • Bell – New World Order
    • Bell – Circumstances Surrounding The Mysterious Death Of Harold Kenrick
    • Bell – Computer
    • Bell – King Monkey
    • Bell – Disco Belle
    • Bell – Dance To The Beat
    • Bell – S-Pulse
    Black RiotEarly Jungle, Rave and HardcoreSoul Jazz Records

    VINYL FACTORY COMPILATION OF THE YEAR 2020!!!

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    LIMITED EDITION COMES WITH FREE GRAPHIC STORY!

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

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

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

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

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


    • Rhythm For Reasons – The Smokers Rhythm
    • Babylon Timewarp – Durban Poison
    • The Terrorist – RK1
    • DJ Dubplate – Tings A Go On
    • Leviticus – Burial (Lovers Rock Mix)
    • The Freaky – Time and Age
    • Trip One – Snowball Remix
    • DJ Krome & Mr. Time – Ganja Man
    • New Vision – Way Of Life
    • DJ Dubplate – Original Rubadubstyle
    • Hi Fi Power – Chill Out (Raggafunks U)
    • Nu Jacks featuring Ivory Ranks – House Sensation
    • New 2×LP + Download Code + Limited Edition Graphic story£24.00
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    Blludd Relations Cold Like The BaronSounds Of The Universe / Soul Jazz Records

    WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE! Only available here, right now!

    Blludd Relations

    Sounds of The Universe Art+Sound 12” release no. 5!

    REMEMBER – these 12”s all sell out VERY, VERY quickly.

    Hypnotic and hip Bludd Relations NYC-style-Arthur Russell meets Afro-pop bomb 12”!

    Only ever 300 copies. Only available at Sounds of the Universe or Soul Jazz. All unique art-pieces. Instant collector’s items!

    EXCLUSIVE new tracks from Blludd Relations specially recorded on our Sounds Of The Universe label on this very limited and worldwide exclusive 12”.

    This single is part of our Art+Sound 12” series, pressed on 180gm vinyl, with hand-etched vinyl artwork on one-side designed by sculptor Bill Hackett. 

    The 12" single also comes with exclusive free download code (you cannot buy the download on it's own).

    This record is ONLY available direct from Sounds of the Universe record store and Soul Jazz Record/Sounds of the Universe websites.

    Blludd Relations is Jesse Hackett (Owiny Sigoma Band/Elmore Judd/Gorillaz) and Nathan Jenkins (AKA Bullion).

    ALL SOLD OUT: Kassem Mosse, Hieroglyphic Being, Andres, Tevo Howard!

    • – Cold like the baron
      CapracaraOpal Rush (Kit Clayton Body Mixes)Soul Jazz Records

      A killer remix of Soul Jazz's recent acid house smash by San Franciscan techno pioneer turned dirty deep south 'Crunk' style producer, KIT CLAYTON. Like Phuture meets the Ying-Yang Twins!!!

      • Capracara – Opal Rush (Body Mix)
      • Capracara – Opal Rush (Body Mix Instrumental)
      Kit ClaytonWhen Cedars FallSoul Jazz Records

      San Francisco electronic/techno pioneer KIT CLAYTON as the first in a series of new electronica releases under the banner “MICROSOLUTIONS FOR MEGA PROBLEMS”. KIT CLAYTON has been releasing music on labels such as Mille Plateaux, Seventh City, Plug Research for the last few years as well as his own Orthlorng Musork label. He is the producer of the current left-field hip-hop faves GOLD CHAINS which is also released on his label in the US. KIT CLAYTON is at the front of a movement of “lap-top” electronic artists such as Herbert, Bola, Sutekh, Pole etc. These two tracks are firmly in the electronic dance field and have been specially recorded for Soul Jazz Records.

      • Kit Clayton – Humbaba
      • Kit Clayton – Enkidu
      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
      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
      Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3Soul Jazz Records

      This latest instalment in Soul Jazz Records’ successful Deutsche Elektronische Musik series delves deeper into the German nation’s vaults to bring a fascinating new collection that again brings together a selection of classic German electronic and rock groups, including Neu!, Cluster, Popol Vuh, La Düsseldorf, Agitation Free, alongside a host of rare tracks by lesser known artists which includes Michael Bundt, Bröselmaschine, Dronsz, Achim Reichel and others.

      The music of Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 ranges from the introverted pastoralism of Hans Joachim Roedelius and Bröselmaschine, to the angular and futuristic electronic experimentations of Klauss Weiss, Pyrolator, Deuter, Michael Bundt and others, to the proto-punk of La Düsseldorf and the heavy space, progressive and cosmic rock of Missus Beastly, Niagara and Dyzan.

      The music on Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 was all recorded in the 1970s up to the early 1980s, at a time when forward-thinking German electronic and rock groups were searching for a new musical identity in order to separate themselves from both the cultural legacy of post-world war two Germany as well the ‘cultural imperialism’ of USA and UK rock. In this process German groups created some of the most unique and inspired music, the defining motorik beat alongside a host of ethno-musical influences from far afield – including Turkey, India, Brazil – as well as the musical and futurist possibilities of developments in electronics and technology itself.

      Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 is released as a heavyweight 3xLP, deluxe double CD pack and digital release. The new extensive sleevenotes are by David Stubbs, who is the author of the acclaimed book, ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany’ (Faber & Faber).

      “A near-definitive guide to some of the world’s most extraordinary music’’ ***** The Guardian

      "There are many potential futures contained within this exemplary Soul Jazz compilation" The Quietus

      • Klaus Weiss – Wide Open Space Motion
      • A.R. & Machines – I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song
      • Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutscher Wald
      • Dzyan – Khali
      • Missus Beastly – Geisha
      • Alex – Derulé
      • Agitation Free – In The Silence Of the Morning Sunrise
      • Georg Deuter – Pearls
      • Michael Bundt – The Brain Of Oskar Panizza
      • Popol Vuh – Ja, Deine Liebe Ist Sußer Als Wein
      • Novalis – Dronsz
      • Bröselmaschine – Schmetterling
      • Neu! – Neuschnee
      • Between – And The Waters Opened
      • La Düsseldorf – White Overalls
      • Klauss Weiss – Constellation
      • Achim Reichel – Tanz Der Vögel In Den Winden
      • Roedelius – Lustwandel
      • Pyrolator – Die Haut Der Frau
      • Cluster – Hollywood
      • Streetmark – Passage
      • Niagara – Rhythm Go
      • Michael Bundt – Neon
      • 1. Klaus Weiss – Wide Open Space Motion
      • 2. A.R. & Machines – I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song
      • 3. Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutscher Wald
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      E.M.A.K.A Synthetic History Of E.M.A.K. 1982 - 88Universal Sound

      Soul Jazz/Universal Sound are releasing this stunning new compilation of underground German electronic experimentalists, E.M.A.K. (‘Elektronische Musik Aus Koeln’), Cologne’s synth-core/minimal-wave/ deutsche electronische group who made a stunning set of radical records in the 1980s. (including the killer 'Filmmusik' as featured on Soul Jazz’s recent “Deutsche Electronische Musik”).

      Joining the dots between German electronic experimentalists such as Cluster, Conrad Schnitzler, Tangerine Dream, the synth-core/minimal-wave of Germany’s electronic new wave such as D.A.F. (itself influenced by UK groups Cabaret Voltaire, Human League and The Normal) and with hints of the cosmic disco of Giorgio Moroder and Daniel Baldelli, Cologne’s E.M.A.K. remain one of electronic music’s best-kept secrets.

      This is a compilation complete with exclusive text and photos from a series of super-rare private press titles released in Germany in the 1980s. Comes in Soul Jazz special box edition CD (with free postcards) and super-loud limited edition heavyweight gatefold double vinyl.

      From the sleevenotes:


      "E.M.A.K. (Electronische Musik aus Köln) was founded in Cologne in autumn 1981. Situated in the basement of a music store called ‘Hört-Hört’ (‘Listen-Listen’) was a small 8-track studio run by Matthias Becker. It was here at the ‘Originalton West’ studio that Becker and Kurt Mill, along with Michael Filz and Klaus Stühlen, formed E.M.A.K. and here also where Becker launched the Originalton West label with the release of ‘E.M.A.K.1’ in January 1982.


      E.M.A.K. originally functioned more as a collective of individuals than a traditional group. Filz and Stühlen worked on tracks individually and Mill and Becker worked on material at the studio. Kurt Mill and Mathias Becker were the producers and chose all the tracks and final mixes.


      Matthias Becker:‘ I grew up to the music of Kraftwerk and Amon Düül. I remember that in 1970, when I was 15, there was a ‘Kommune’ living in the house next door and shortly after the release of ‘Kraftwerk’ for more than a week or two each day the sounds of ‘Ruckzuck’ and ‘Stratovarious’ vibrated through the walls of our living room, (very much to the irritation of my parents).


      Although E.M.A.K. were not part of any larger electronic scene in their local city, Cologne was nevertheless still the base of Can, and Holger Czukay’s own studio was barely 200 metres from Originalton West. There was also nearby Johannes Fritsch’s ‘Feedback’ Studio. Fritsch was a serious composer of ‘Neue Musik’ who had collaborated with Stockhausen, who - incidentally - lived and worked in Kürten, a small village about 35 kms from Cologne."

      • – Alhara
      • – Filmmuzik
      • – Ohne Titel
      • – Biela
      • – Gewitterluft
      • – Schlammgang
      • – Bote Des Herbstes
      • – Nupsa Puntsch
      • – Wenn Mr. Reagan Es Will
      • – Aranea
      • – Sein Und Schein
      • – Tanz Der Vampire
      • – A L'Horizon
      • – Traumreise
      • CD£12.00
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      Future BassSoul Jazz Records

      Future Bass! Post-Dubstep, post-House, post everything! Four Tet, Mala, Untold, Black Chow (Kevin Martin/The Bug’s latest project), Coki and loads more all-exclusive new tracks on this new album for Soul Jazz Records.

      Soul Jazz Records have brought together some of the UKs most pioneering producers of the day to create an album that can only be defined as future music. All new exclusive tracks from a set of artists all at the height of their respective careers alongside heavyweight new-wave producers. From the off-kilter hypnotic post-House bass music of Four Tet (one of the most hyped tracks of late) to the boundary pushing genre busting post-Dubstep of Mala and Coki (the two halves of Digital Mystikz), Untold and more alongside truly uniques tracks such as Kevin Martin/The Bug’s latest incarnation, Black Chow. Future music! Future Bass!

      ‘Future Bass’ is packaged in a limited-edition deluxe plastic casing with set of free postcards and vinyl comes on super-loud, super-heavyweight triple vinyl, mastered at Transition.

      • Mala – Don't Let Me Go
      • Four Tet – Nothing To See
      • Untold – Fly Girls
      • Coki – Ransom
      • Ramadanman – Bass Drums
      • Black Chow – Air
      • LD – Mastermind
      • V.I.V.E.K – Talking Shadows
      • Randomer – Puzzled
      • Ginz – Boss
      • Harry Craze – Gone
      • Distal – Grape Donut
      • Sub Version – Free To Funk
      Hieroglyphic BeingThe Red NotesSoul Jazz Records

      "Hieroglyphic Being translates five years of experimentation into his best LP to date" Vinyl Factory

      "Album of the week" BLEEP

      "Chicago dance music hero Hieroglyphic Being releases one of the strongest albums of his incredible career" Pop Matters

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      Stunning new album from Chicago’s finest electronic futurist Hieroglyphic Being, aka Jamal Moss, newly released on Soul Jazz Records. This is his third album for the label, following on from The Acid Documents (2015), and African With Mainframes (w/ Noleian Reusse) K.M.T. (2016).

      Born and based in Chicago, Moss’s music embodies two of the cultural foundation blocks of the city’s musical lineage; that of Chicago’s original Acid House sound (c. 1986) - Frankie Knuckles, Phuture, Marshall Jefferson et al, alongside a rigorous experimental sound searching that taps into the cosmic musical lineage of pioneering artist Sun Ra whose Arkestra landed and was based in the city from 1946-61, and the equally pioneering work of The Art Ensemble of Chicago in the 1960s and 70s.

      The association with Sun Ra is by no means hypothetical, Moss recorded with the Arkestra leader Marshall Allen and a host of free jazz players for the album Hieroglyphic Being & JITU Ahn-Sahm-Buhl’s ‘We Are Not The First.’ (2015).

      Similarly, his relationship to Chicago’s original acid house pioneers of the late 1980s is no hyperbole. Originally mentored by artist/producers Adonis and Steve Pointdexter, Moss also runs his own Mathematics label, releasing a constant stream of new music by foundation acid house pioneers Lil’ Louis, Adonis and many others.

      Moss grew up in the south side of Chicago. After being thrown out of the home of his adoptive parents, he then spent three years homeless living on the streets of Chicago, living a nocturnal existence as a gigolo in Chicago’s alternative clubs. He began his career as a DJ at the pioneering Liquid Love parties at Chi-town’s legendary Power House (home of Ron Hardy’s Music Box) around 1989.

      What clearly defines Moss’s music is that while sometimes pushing the limits of sound to an ear-splitting dimension of experimentation and DIY-electronics – the music is always clearly a progression of the lineage of black music. In the words of fellow Chicagoans, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, it is simply ‘Great Black Music.’ And yet in this uniquely defined sound, Moss somehow manages to draw into this world elements of industrial music, German electronic music (Cluster, Harmonia etc), Detroit’s sci-fi techno artists (Atkins, Saunderson, Craig) and more.

      ‘Outsider House’ ‘Afro-Futurist’ ‘Rhythmic Cubism’, Moss’s near indescribable sound plays testament to the notion that he is perhaps the last of the line of producers directly influenced by Ron Hardy at the Music Box, uniquely qualified to write a new chapter of Chicago’s rich musical history.

      Red Notes is the prolific artists new revelatory and unique project – in his own words ‘A homage to the Blue Note Jazz sound of Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock’ fused together with the classic Chicago House and Acid sensibilities of Larry Heard, Armando, Adonis et al, into a newly imagined futuristic and barrier-less musical landscape.

      Featuring organic and synthetic electronic instrumentation, Hieroglyphic Being here fuses real-time live instrumentation and over-dubbed technologies to dramatic effect, as analog and electronic worlds collide.

      In honour and dedication: Thelonious Monk , Weather Report, Black Herman, Larry Heard, Herbie Hancock, Marshall Allen, Danny Thompson, Sun Ra, David Hotep, Daniel Carter, Orphy Robinson, Shabaka Hutchings, Mark Sanders, Evan Parker, Yaw Tembe, Pat Metheny, Miles Davis, Armando Gallop, Jon Hassell, Heldon, Pekka Airaksinen, Popol Vuh, Joe Zawinul, Moebius, Plank, Neumeyer, Adonis.

      Instrumentation: with Organic Flute, Piano, Guitar, Drums, Alto Sax, Hammond Organ, Korg Triton, Linn Drum, Korg DDD-1, Dr5 Drums, Casio RZ 1, Ensoniq Mirage Fairlight CMI Series III, Moog Mother 3, Allen & Heath Zed 24 mixer, Auria App for Sequencing.

      The striking artwork features stunning graphics and illustration from Paolo Parisi (who also created the artwork for the Africans With Mainframes album as well the series of Acid Mysterons albums all on Soul Jazz Records)

      "Jamal Moss has composed a modern afrofuturist suite as though in a state of perpetual grace" QUIETUS

      Read full review here

      • Hieroglyphic Being – Youth Brainwashing and The Extremist Cults
      • Hieroglyphic Being – The Melody Lingers
      • Hieroglyphic Being – The Seduction Syndrome
      • Hieroglyphic Being – Awake and Energize
      • Hieroglyphic Being – Video Jazz
      • Hieroglyphic Being – The Red Notes (Original)
      • Hieroglyphic Being – The Emotional Listener
      • Hieroglyphic Being – The Red Notebook
      • Hieroglyphic Being – The Tone Bather
      • 1. Hieroglyphic Being – Youth Brainwashing and The Extremist Cults
      • 2. Hieroglyphic Being – The Melody Lingers
      • 3. Hieroglyphic Being – The Seduction Syndrome
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      Hieroglyphic BeingThe Acid DocumentsSoul Jazz Records

      Current Wire magazine front cover artist Hieroglyphic Being’s debut album for Soul Jazz - The Acid Documents - is an album made up of tracks first released last year only ever available in a bespoke edition of 100 copies (yes 100) – in the form of a homemade CD-R – made exclusively for the Sounds of the Universe record store.

      This album is now released officially as a one-off edition of 1000 copies on coloured double vinyl, CD and digital, fully remastered with artwork by Japanese artist 2Yang.

      Hieroglyphic Being, aka Jamal Moss - who features on the front cover of Wire magazine’s current issue – is a DJ/composer/sound artist who makes pioneering, experimental, boundary-pushing Afro-futurist electronic music.

      Born and based in Chicago, Moss’s music embodies two of the cultural foundation blocks of the city’s musical lineage; that of Chicago’s original Acid House sound (c. 1986), that of Frankie Knuckles, Phuture, Marshall Jefferson et al, alongside a rigorous experimental sound searching that taps into the cosmic musical lineage of pioneering artist Sun Ra whose Arkestra landed and was based in the city from 1946-61.

      This association with Sun Ra is by no means hypothetical, having just been in the studio with the Arkestra leader Marshall Allen and a host of free jazz players for the album Hieroglyphic Being & JITU Ahn-Sahm-Buhl’s ‘We Are Not The First.’

      Similarly his relationship to Chicago’s original acid house pioneers of the late 80s is no hyperbole. Originally menotored by artist/producers Adonis and Steve Pointdexter, Moss also now runs his own Mathematics label which has released music by foundation acid house pioneers Lil’ Louis, Adonis and many others. To quote Moss, ‘I am the last of the line of producers directly influenced by Ron Hardy (the pioneering acid house DJ) at the Music Box.’

      Moss grew up in the south side of Chicago. After being thrown out of the home of his adoptive parents, he then spent three years homeless living on the streets of Chicago, living a nocturnal existence as a gigolo in Chicago’s alternative clubs. He began his career as a DJ at the pioneering Liquid Love parties at Chi-town’s legendary Power House (home of Ron Hardy’s MusicBox) around 1989.

      What clearly defines Moss’s music is that while sometimes pushing the limits of sound to an ear-splitting dimension of experimentation and DIY-electronics – the music is always clearly a progression of the lineage of black music. In the words of fellow Chicagoans, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, it is simply ‘Great Black Music.’ And yet in this uniquely defined sound, Moss somehow manages to draw into this world elements of industrial music, German electronic music (Cluster, Harmonia etc), Detroit’s sci-fi techno artists (Atkins, Saunderson, Craig) and more.


      (The second Hieroglyphic Being album on the new label, under his moniker Africans with Mainframes, will be released on Soul Jazz Records in January 2016)

      • – Culdees
      • – Dualism
      • – Fabian Society
      • – Gematria
      • – Jacobites Order
      • – Aurum Solis
      • – E Clampus Vitus
      • – Hollow Earth
      • – Illuminates Of Thaneteros
      • – Burlesque Degrees
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      Hu VibrationalHu Vibrational RemixesSoul Jazz Records

      This features three new remixes from Ammon Contact, Daedelus and Corker/Conboy. Both Ammon Contact and Daedelus are part of the burgeoning US West Coast left-field/avant Hip-Hop/Electronica community and Ammon Contact’s remix features rapper Lil Sci on vocals. This record is a perfect match of Hip-Hop with the Deep Afro- Jazz of Hu Vibrational.

      • Hu Vibrational – The Tones Of Life (Ammon Contact Remix)
      • Hu Vibrational – Sunkissed (Daedelus Remix)
      • Hu Vibrational – Friends And Gardens (Corker/conboy Remix)
      • 1. Hu Vibrational – The Tones Of Life (Ammon Contact Remix)
      • 2. Hu Vibrational – Sunkissed (Daedelus Remix)
      • 3. Hu Vibrational – Friends And Gardens (Corker/conboy Remix)
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      Invasion Of The Mysteron Killer Sounds in 3-DSoul Jazz Records

      Kevin Martin (aka The Bug) and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) have collaborated on a unique project bringing together new, exclusive and in-demand cutting-edge digital music by electronic futurists such Harmonic 313, Diplo, Roots Manuva, South Rakkas Crew and The Bug alongside music from the pioneering electronic scientific dub and radical producers of the Jamaican digital dancehall revolution in music - King Jammy, Steely and Clevie, Sly Dunbar, Prince Jazzbo, King Tubby, Dave Kelly, Firehouse Crew and many more.


      Like the music of The Bug himself (whose seminal ‘London Zoo’ album is an apocalyptic mixture of dancehall, dubstep and grime), the new digital producers featured here all create work that is contemporary (whether dubstep, acid, hip-hop, electronic) and yet linked in some way back to Jamaican dancehall - especially the new digital styles that exploded out of Kingston in the 1980s with King Jammy’s revolutionary computer-based sounds.


      Producer King Jammy learnt his trade under the greatest of all dub producers King Tubby, and this music constantly references back to the origins of dub - but whereas Tubby’s revolution used echo-chambers and analogue tape-splicing, the Jamaican producers featured here were the first to use and embrace computer technology.


      The double album comes in limited edition heavyweight deluxe hardcover 2-CD card-casing complete with a limited-edition graphic novel by Italian comic book designer Paolo Parisi (whose books include subjects as diverse as John Coltrane and Chernobyl). This specially commissioned graphic novel is a science-fiction vision of the future of digital music, featuring King Tubby, Steely and Clevie, Jammy, Jazzbo, complete with Alien Sound Lord Abductors, Aural Freedom Fighters and Digi-Dub Voyagers!


      There are also two super-heavy, super-loud, deluxe gatefold double-vinyl editions (with the first copies also including a limited edition graphic-novel in volume 1 and a free poster in volume 2).
      Invasion of the Killer Mysteron Sounds brings together the most exciting electronic producers in Jamaica with current sound artists in the UK and beyond who all create music based on revolutionary sounds in 3D – Dancehall, Digital and Dub.


       PITCHFORK REVIEW HERE

      • Steely & Clevie – Street Sweeper
      • Lenky & Sly – Now Thing
      • Roots Manuva – Doogoo Dub
      • Dave Kelly – The Return
      • Harvel 'Gadaffi' Hart – Summer Bounce
      • Federation Sound – Flatlands (Brooklyn Dub Mix)
      • Steven 'Lenky' Marsden – Diwali
      • Matt Shadetek – Yoga Rhythm
      • Stereotyp ft. Alleycat – Modern Times
      • Da Grynch and Tippa Irie – Agony
      • Fresh Ear Productions – Hummer
      • Diplo – Diplo Rhythm
      • Harmonic 313 – Bazooka Riddim
      • Marlon Williams – Pitbull
      • Redlight – MDMA
      • The Bug – Aktion
      • Fat Eyes – Clothes Pin
      • Steven Ventura – Throw Your Hands Up
      • Sly Dunbar and Christopher Birch – Corners Boy
      • David Jahson – King of Kings
      • Fat Eyes – Steel Plate
      • South Rakkas Crew – Red Alert
      • Parara and McCoy – Them Can't Hold Yuh Girl
      • King Tubby – Fat Thing Version
      • World Beat – Goldmine
      • Andre 'Suku' Gray – Sign
      • Henfield and Shadowman – Babatunde
      • Firehouse Crew – No False Hair
      • Computer Paul – World Talk
      • Fat Eyes – Overdose
      • Prince Jazzbo – Great Dub
      • Kickin' Productions – What You Gonna Do
      • Pliers – I'm Your Man Dub
      • Wiz Kidz Team – In My Heart Version
      • Jammys Jam2 James – Peenie Peenie
      • Deluxe 2×CD£12.00
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      KaS ProductBlack & Noir: Mutant Synth-Punk from France 1980-83Soul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records are releasing a collection of lost recordings by French mutant experimental synth group Kas Product, all originally recorded in the period 1980 – 83. 

      Kas Product formed in 1980 in Nancy, France, as an electronic duo comprising ex-psychiatric nurse Spatsz on electronics and rhythm machines and Mona Soyoc on vocals and guitars.

      Kas Product feature on Soul Jazz Records’ recent 'Punk 45 – Les Punks: The French Connection'. Mainly recorded on early tape, synth and drum machines Kas Product’s mixture of Spatsz’ hypnotic, electronic and angular hard-edged beats matched to the spiky vocals and guitar work of Soyoc led to comparisons with Suicide, Liliput/Kleenex, Cabaret Voltaire as well as to the group being forerunners of the cold wave/ synth wave movement. Perhaps closer still is the Industrial sound of bands such as Throbbing Gristle and Einsturzende Neubaten. At the start of the decade Kas Product's 'So Young But So Cold' was also the title track of a defining collection of rare underground electronic French coldwave/synthwave bands on the Tigersushi label.

      The recordings here are taken from their early releases on the local Punk label from Nancy, France at the start of the 1980s, mostly recorded on a 2-track recorder in their bedroom, which led to them signing to RCA in 1982. These songs were first put together on CD by the French Fan Club label in 1990.  Essentially the group split-up in 1988 but Kas Product still come together to perform live today most recently in Paris, New York and Los Angeles. In 2012 their major label debut album was re-released in France.

      Soul Jazz Records are releasing this album on limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide vinyl LP (with download), CD and worldwide digital.

      Reviews and Articles:

      Read large feature in Noisey (in French) here

      • – Mind
      • – Black & Noir
      • – Seven
      • – Take Me Tonight
      • – In Need
      • – Malena
      • – Crash
      • – Mezzo
      • – Electric
      • – Party
      • – Doctor Insane
      Microsolutions To MegaproblemsMicrosolutions 1Soul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records subsiduary electronic label Microsolutions to Megaproblems celebrates two years of releases with this new album. Microsolutions to Megaproblems brings together many of the finest experimental electronic artists working in their respective fields today – whether it be electronica, avant hip-hop, twisted disco, deep jazz and more. This album features tracks from all the earlier12" releases plus unique exclusives for this album. Established electronic-pioneers such as Kit Clayton, Kid 606 and Sutekh are present alongside West-coast left-field hip-hop/beat-heads Daedelus and Ammon Contact. From the UK, underground remixer to the stars Radio Slave, A/K/A Rekid (Kylie Minogue, Paul Macartney!), tech-disco artist Secondo (with a unique to this album acid mix), A.Greenman are featured alongside exclusive new music from Tim Exile. The album also features deep electronic left-field jazz remixes from pioneers Hu Vibrational and Chicago’s finest Telefon Tel Aviv. Most of the artists on this album not only have recorded earlier material for other labels, many in fact run their own labels. They include Kit Clayton who owns and runs Orthlorng Musork, KID 606 who runs Tigerbeat 6, Sutekh with Context, Secondo with Dreck, Hu Vibrational with Metamusic and so on. Between them they have recorded with labels as diverse as Force Inc, Moving Shadow, Hefty, Ninja, Planet Mu, Classic and many more. Microsolutions to Megaproblems and Soul Jazz Records have been cataloguing the expansion of this new type of electronic artist who remain in control of their music and are happy to defy traditional concepts moving in and out of musical styles whilst still remaining "electronic". This is the first CD/LP to be released on Microsolutions to Megaproblems.

      • Kit Clayton – Humbaba
      • Secondo – We Got It 303 (Live Edit)
      • Rekid – Tranzit
      • Ammoncontact – Bbq Plate (Telefon Tel Aviv Mix)
      • A. Greenman – Discoethique
      • Sutekh – Mouth Party
      • Ammoncontact – On Bellflower (Smyglyssna Mix)
      • Hu Vibrational – Sunkissed (Daedelus Mix)
      • Kid606 – Batmen
      • A. Greenman – Sunday Kind Of Love
      • Kit Clayton – Enkidu
      • Sutekh – Boulez Toes
      • Hu Vibrational – Friends And Gardens (Corker Conboy Mix)
      • Tim Exile – Body Ginger
      • Kid606 – Banana Peel
      Miss Red (Prod. by THE BUG)Under Attack EPSoul Jazz Records

      Massive new digital dancehall wickedness from THE BUG/MISS RED-  exclusive on our own Sounds of the Universe/Soul Jazz Records label on this very limited RED VINYL (300 copies worldwide) 12”.

      This record is ONLY available direct from Sounds of the Universe record store and Soul Jazz Records.

      Female MC MISS RED has featured in KEVIN MARTIN's BUG posse of MCs since 2013 and releasing the BUG produced Murder mixtape in 2015 (also working with Mark Pritchard, Sterotyp and Andy Scott). 

      This 12" is mastered by Stefan Betke (aka POLE).

      This record is part of Sounds of the Universe/Soul Jazz Records EXCLUSIVE limited edition 12" singles made available solely for our customers. A role call of past releases on SOTU include Hieroglyphic Being, Kaseem Mosse, Golden Teacher,  Andres, Tevo Howard, Ras G, Golden Teacher & others.


      • – Lock Off The Dance
      • – Deep Space
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      OsunladeParadigmSoul Jazz Records

      Paradigm is New York artist Osunlade's debut album, released on Soul Jazz Records. Paradigm features the vocals of Wumni (Masters at Work) on "Rader Du", Morley (Fiona Apple) on "Beloved" and Socrates on "Blackman". Osunlade is an ordained priest in the African religion of Ifa. He also runs a successful dance label in New York, Yoruba Records releasing deep spiritual house with African influences. Osunlade has also had a lengthy producing career, starting in 1987, working with artists from Patti LaBelle to Eric Benet and even producing music for TV programme Sesame Street! He continues to produce, working currently on Eric Benet's new album as well as working with India Arie. Future projects include working with Lauryn Hill and producing new material for Yoruba.

      • Osunlade – Morning Glory
      • Osunlade – Rader Du
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      Randomer & FifeNo Sleep / On A RollSoul Jazz Records

      New single in Soul Jazz Records’ Future Bass releases features two exclusive brand new tracks of deep future post-dubstep and post-house music from two new generation producers, Randomer & Fife.

      Soul Jazz’s  Future Bass features some of the most progressive producers making dance music today – Four Tet, Mala, Kevin Martin, Coki, Untold and more new wave producers like Randomer. Here Randomer joins up with fellow dubstep producer Fife with this stunning new single featuring two exclusive new super-deep tracks of future music.

      • – No Sleep
      • – On A Roll
      Ras G / BARKADeep Space Nine / Gloom Steez / Taste This Sounds Of The Universe/Soul Jazz Records

      As a prelude to our massive new double album (2CD, Two volumes of 2xLP) Sounds of The Universe: Art + Sound 2012-2015

      released next week on Soul Jazz Records

      We bring you this WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE VINYL ETCHED RAS G 12" EP to customers of Sounds Of The Universe/Soul Jazz Records. You can only buy this direct from us here at Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe.

      These three tracks will be appearing on the 2CD but NOT on the LPs - this is your only chance to buy these tracks on vinyl!  This single is the new extremely limited 300 copies 180-gm vinyl the tenth in our unique and highly sought-after and collectible Art +Sound 12" set of releases.

      INSTANT COLLECTORS ITEMS - these sell out fast!

      ALL PREVIOUS Art + Sound 12"S ARE SOLD OUT & DELETED!

      We welcome Los Angeles's Ras G to our 'Art + Sound' series, who weighs in with a trio of low-slung, pneumatic beat instrumentals!

      Opening, 'Deep Space Nine' drips sci-fi FX over a buzzing moog and a lumbering rhythm. The choral 'Gloom Steez' follows with ultramarine, hymnal swirls around some more of Ras G's trademark boom-bap; while the dense, jazzy, blue-notes of 'Taste This' close this killer 12".

      The single features beautiful etched, afro-egyptological theme from London based artist, BARKA. 

      You can also pre-order the massive forthcoming Sounds of the Universe album now here

      • – deep space nine
      • – gloom steez
      • – taste this
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      RekidMade In MenorcaSoul Jazz Records

      Rekid is the alter-ego of Matt Edwards A/K/A Radio Slave, one half of the mighty Quiet Village, and remixer to the stars and dance music’s man of the moment whose work with DJ Hell, Kylie Minogue (where he famously mixed Kylie with New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’), Carl Craig, Talking Heads, Chicken Lips, Pet Shop Boys and even Kate Bush has made him currently one of the most in-demand remixers working today.

      Rekid is the pseudonym he uses for his more serious/underground work and "Made in Menorca" is his first album released under the Rekid moniker and released on Soul Jazz Records. With numerous recording projects (Rekid, Radio Slave, Quiet Village, Mathew E, Sea Devils) under his belt, Matt Edwards’ music breaks down the traditional barriers of dance music – house, broken beat, techno, electro, hip-hop, disco cut-ups – and influences from Walter Gibbons to Andy Weatherall to DJ Harvey to create a truly unique sound.

      After two extremely well received singles Rekid’s  full-length debut "Made in Menorca" is already getting support from the likes of Lindstrom, DJ Hell, Tiga, Trevor Jackson and Carl Craig ‘Made In Menorca’ is quite literally the most refreshing piece of electronic dance music we reckon you’ll hear all year.

      Moving between stark cold European machine music, sophisticated electronic disco to the futuristic hip hop of the late J-Dilla and the abstract house music of Theo Parrish ‘Made In Menorca’ is a journey in 21st century electronica in Matt’s slick accomplished style.

      • Rekid – Intro
      • Rekid – Lost Star 6
      • Rekid – Diamond Black
      • Rekid – 85 Space
      • Rekid – Kidbeats
      • Rekid – Retro Active
      • Rekid – Priya
      • Rekid – Arp
      • Rekid – Tranzit
      • Rekid – Nite
      • Rekid – Klaws
      • Rekid – Spiders
      • Rekid – Cairo
      • Rekid – Legend
      Rekid85 Space / RetroactiveSoul Jazz Records

      Rekid is the alter-ego of Matt Edwards A/K/A Radio Slave, remixer to the stars and dance music’s man of the moment whose work with DJ Hell, Kylie Minogue (where he famously mixed Kylie with New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’), Carl Craig, Talking Heads, Gwen Stefani and even Elton John has made him currently one of the most in-demand remixers working today. Rekid is the pseudonym he uses for his more serious/underground work and "85 Space/Retrospective" are two more amazing slabs of tech/disco/slowed down house, his trademark sound as a taster for his forthcoming album ‘Made In Menorca" released later in the year on Soul Jazz Records. Last year saw the release of the debut Rekid release "Tranzit" on Soul Jazz Records (which sold out on the first day!). With numerous recording projects (Rekid, Radio Slave, Quiet Village, Mathew E, Sea Devils), Matt Edwards’ music breaks down the traditional barriers of dance music – house, broken beat, techno, electro, hip-hop, disco cut-ups – and influences from Walter Gibbons to Andy Weatherall to DJ Harvey to create a truly unique sound.

      • Rekid – 85 Space
      • Rekid – Retroactive
      RekidEra EPSoul Jazz Records

      Rekid is the pseudonym of Radio Slave (Matt Edwards), one of the most in-demand remixers at the moment. Recent remixes include X-Press 2, Paul Macartney and Kylie Minogue as well as a stream of underground mixes for underground labels! He also recently appeared alongside James Murphy/DFA?s LCD Soundsystem. The EP features 'Tranzit', a dark, viscid disco dub in slow motion, alongside 'Diamond Black;' an 8 minute claustrophobic 'trip' to the twilight regions of house music.

      • Rekid – Diamond Black
      • Rekid – Tranzit