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    Golden Teacher Divine / RaveinstigatorSounds Of The Universe / Soul Jazz Records

    The bomb from Glasgow's finest! 

    New 300-press edition in white card sleeve.  

    EXCLUSIVE Sounds of The Universe/Soul Jazz Records 12" single + free download code.

    Chicago Trax-style acid experimentalism + New York no wave/mutant dance + King Jammy digital dancehall.

    Sounds of The Universe Art + Sound single #13 THIS RECORD IS ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe website and shop!

    • – Divine (6.58)
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    • 12"£9.99
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    Sounds Of The UniverseSoul Jazz Records

    "Soul Jazz Records set Sounds of the Universe: Art + Sound 2012-15 features some of the heaviest Afrofuturistic producers out there:"  PITCHFORK

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    Soul Jazz Records new Sounds of the Universe: Art + Sound 2012-15 is a new double album CD (and two separate volumes of double-vinyl) featuring a line-up of some of the most forward-thinking and progressive artists and producers working with electronic music around the world today.

    This lovingly compiled collection features a stunning array of contemporary artists: Chicago’s Afro-futurist genius Hieroglyphic Being; Kaseem Mosse (aka Gunnar Wendell/Siege of Troy), one of the most talked-about, respected artists in underground house and techno; out of Detroit’s Moodyman stable comes Andres; also featured is Los Angeles-based Ras G, associated with the Brainfeeder label established by fellow producer Flying Lotus; and many more!

    This new collection features a first CD of tracks recorded exclusively for Soul Jazz Record’s bespoke Sounds of the Universe label. These were originally issued under their Art + Sound series between 2012 and 2015 as unique hand-etched and original commissioned art pieces (reproduced here) collectors’ 12” singles - all pressed in micro-editions of 250 copies for each artist’s release that were only ever available exclusively from Soul Jazz Records’ boutique Sounds of the Universe shop in Soho, London.

    The second CD features a fantastic set of all brand new exclusive tracks from the likes of Seven Davis Jr, Drexciya collaborator DJ Stingray, deep house virtuoso Mike Huckaby, Glaswegian noise-punk six-piece Golden Teacher, and lots more – all created and commissioned especially for this release. These songs are not available anywhere else in the world.

    Together these 2CDs comprise an amazing selection of new progressive electronic music.

    This album is released as double CD pack with slipcase and booklet. It is also available as two separate limited edition double vinyl editions in heavyweight vinyl and gatefold sleeves with full artwork + free download codes, and as a worldwide digital release.

    CD ONE/ RECORD A tr. 1-8

    CD TWO/RECORD B tr. 9-16

    NB

    The 3 Ras G tracks are CD only


    • Hieroglyphic Being – Shikaakwa
    • Tevo Howard – Summer Romance
    • Kassem Mosse – Staat Aus Glas
    • Andres – Ribena
    • Blludd Relations – Cold Like The Baron
    • AYBEE – Return To The Underground
    • Heatsick – Snakes and Ladders
    • Tenderlonious – Caramel
    • DJ Stingray – Cytokines
    • Mike Huckaby – Circles
    • Seven Davis Jr – Come and Go
    • Golden Teacher – Maladroit
    • Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Rare Love
    • Africans With Mainframes – Vibrations From The Serengeti II
    • Capracara – Hard Ticket To Hawaii
    • Lord Tusk – Average Cats
    • Ras G – Deep Space Nine
    • Ras G – Gloom Steez
    • Ras G – Taste This
    Andres / Ski Williams RibenaSounds Of The Universe / Soul Jazz Records

    Andres, long-time Moodymann and Theo Parrish cohort, delivers an exclusive new slice of Detroit deepness for our own Sounds of the Universe label on this very limited (300 copies worldwide) 12”.

    This single is part of our Art+Sound 12” series and comes with an exclusive hand-etched art engraving (by ‘extreme hand letterer’ and illustrator Ski Williams) on one side of the vinyl.

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

    Detroit-based Andres (also known as DJ Dez) is the son of Cuban-born musician Humberto Hernandez, an original player in Detroit’s jazz scene who has worked alongside Marcus Belgrave, Travis Biggs, Roy Brooks and other key figures.

    Andres has played alongside Theo Parrish as part of his free-flowing collective Rotating Assembly, as well as with the infamous Detroit jazz ensemble Tribe. However he is mostly famed for being DJ to J Dilla's legendary hip-hop group, Slum Village.

    Since the late 90s, Andres has been releasing his own material on the Hipnotech, KDJ and Mahogani Music labels. 

    This exclusive release is hand-numbered and comes with free digital download voucher.


    • – Ribena
      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
        Tevo Howard / Kutmah, Art+Sound 12"Summer RomanceSounds Of The Universe / Soul Jazz Records

        Limited 12” (300 copies worldwide) and ONLY AVAILABLE exclusively from Sounds of the Universe record store and Soul Jazz Records.

        This unique Art+Sound 180 gram vinyl only is the second release on our own Sounds of the Universe label and features music from Tevo Howard on one side and exclusive hand-etched art engraving by graphic artist Kutmah on the other side.

        New generation Chicago house artist and DJ, Tevo Howard, is also the son of legendary bluesman Rick 'Poppa' Howard. ‘Summer Romance’ is the new exclusive track made for our new Sounds Of The Universe label, launched by Soul Jazz Records.

        Tevo's sound incorporates drum machines, melancholic melodies which reference Detroit alongside the deep warm sound of New York. But above all it is a sound matured at home in the heart of house music, Chicago.

        Graphic artist Kutmah is the California-raised illustrator and DJ who has worked with many of the Los Angeles underground electronic hip-hop community - Gaslamp Killer, Flying Lotus, Gonjasufi and Dabrye - through his affiliation with the Dublab collective and the groundbreaking electronic/hip-hop club 'Low End Theory'.

        Check also the video by KORKUSUZ, filmmaking twins hailing from Turkey via Eastern Europe.


        • – Summer Romance
        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 Seduction Syndrome / Black FMSoul Jazz Records

        VERY, VERY LIMITED 250 copies only!

        Hieroglyphic Being throws down a massive new v.ltd. 12” from his current new album ‘The Red Notes’ on Soul Jazz Records. This EXCLUSIVE 12” includes BLACK FM - new track NOT on the album!!

        Like post-house basement Chicago traxx meets Rhythim is Rhythim's Strings of Life fused with live instruments and Herbie Hancock and John Coltrane with Chicago Acid thrown in! This tune is heavy!

        REVIEWS

        "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

        • Hieroglyphic Being – The Seduction Syndrome
        • Hieroglyphic Being – Black FM
        • 12"£9.99
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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
        • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£18.99
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        Heatsick Snakes & Ladders EP Sounds Of The Universe / Soul Jazz Records

        Trippy experimental club tracks from Steven Warwick aka Heatsick exclusive to our Sounds Of The Universe imprint. Limited to 300 copies - available only direct from our store or websites

        All artwork designed by Heatsick himself and includes 12 X 12 hand-screen printed numbered artwork.

        "Snakes & Ladders" - where Casio stabs and a barking bassline builds up to a stretching crescendo of white-noise percussion - a rhythm track from the Music Box heyday performed in striking Casio tones. 

        The ultimate night driving music  - "Time Smudge" is an interstellar journey through trippy space pads and grinding pedalled bass. 

        Heatsick explains:

        "Snakes & Ladders deals with game theory on the grid, slithering around precariously only to fall down a worm(snake?) hole on Time Smudge, reprogramming the ride"

         

        Check out the "Snakes & Ladder" here video directed by Pedro Maia with BRÁULIO BANDEIRA AND SMEETA NARANG Production RGB/XYZ STUDIO

        • – Snakes & Ladders
        • – Time Smudge
        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
        OsunladeBeloved (Remixes)Soul Jazz Records

        Osunlade is the New York Deep House artist who runs his own Yoruba Records in New York. He is also a priest in the African-based religion Ife. This 12" features three brand new remixes of the track "Beloved" which originally appeared on the album "Paradigm" released by Soul Jazz earlier in the year. The track has been completely reworked with remixes by Osunlade himself as well as two other latin tinged deep house mixes from the US (mixed by Saint) and Puerto Rico (mixed by Oruga). Since the album "Paradigm", Osunlade has been busy remixing material for Compost, Talkin Loud, Versatile, Far Out and a host of other labels. This is his first new release on Soul Jazz since the album "Paradigm". The track is already being played by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Kenny Dope, Ross Allen and others.

          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)