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    Cotti VS King SolyTruth Hurts/Bass Changed My LifeSoul Jazz Records

    One of four killer Dubstep 12”s (two of which are by Cotti) released on the same day on Soul Jazz Records.
    Cotti’s numerous white label heavyweight Dubstep releases (“I Don’t Give A Dub”, “Calm Down” “Sensi Dub”), his appearances on Soul Jazz Records’ seminal ‘Box of Dub’ albums have made him one of most in-demand producers of the moment.


    These 2 new exclusive cuts are heavy, two-step-digi-steppas dark dub-influenced cuts with plenty of sound effects and killer bass-lines.


    Heavy club and radio support from Digital Mystikz, Benga, Skream, Mary Anne Hobbs and more.

    • Cotti – Truth Hurts
    • King Soly – Bass Changed My Life
    SecondoA Matter Of ScaleSoul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz Records release Secondo’s first album of super-funky micro cut-up disco and electronic music. Secondo is Italian/Serbian producer Radovan Scasascia. Born in Zurich in 1975, his super-funky minimal discofied electronic dance music has been appearing sporadically on Soul Jazz Records since 2003 and on his own minimal electronic label, Dreck Records since 2000, where he also releases the music of artists such as AM/PM, Antonelli and Strategy. His most recent appearance was on the Soul Jazz Singles CD alongside Rekid (AKA Radio Slave and one half of Quiet Village), Kode9, Subway, DJ Rupture and other similarly like-minded electronic pioneers.

    Secondo’s love of disco and minimal European electronic music produces a unique funky-electronic cut up style that shows his close links with the micro-house sound of Germany’s Kompakt label as much as that of the New York Disco labels of the late 70s and early 80s. This led to earlier releases such as his celebrated Tom Tom Club cut-up a few years back.

    Secondo’s music features thousands of micro-samples and on “A Matter of Scale”, his first album on Soul Jazz Records, the music successfully reflects his aim of reconstructing these minute sonic fragments into new compositions that somehow maintain the atmosphere of the originals as well as creating new worlds. As much at home with his own material as other peoples, his remixes have appeared on a diverse set of European and American electronic artists – Felix da Housecat, Richie Hawtin, Harrison Crump, James Din A4, Kammerflimmer Kollektief and many more.

    • Secondo – Ought To Say
    • Secondo – Macula
    • Secondo – Kuwait
    • Secondo – Wait For It To Come
    • Secondo – Distrails
    • Secondo – Quantum Lady
    • Secondo – AZ201
    • Secondo – Burns Me Up
    • Secondo – Solstice
    • Secondo – Fine Primo Tempo
    Steppas' Delight 1Dubstep Present To FutureSoul Jazz Records

    Steppas’ Delight tells the story of Dubstep – from its South London roots up to its present status as the most vibrant musical sub-culture in the UK - and its subsequent virus-like growth throughout the world. The album is made up of exclusive new tracks alongside some choice tracks from Dubstep’s recent history and features many of the original groundbreaking names alongside the current underground new wave of Dubstep producers. In the early 2000s Dubstep was a marginal music made by a handful of young producers in the concrete-coated suburbs of South-West London. Using free PC software like Fruity Loops or PlayStation’s music-making software Music 2000 and making their own left-field versions of dark garage records: Fast forward eight years and Dubstep is easily the most vibrant scene in the UK with many of the original Dubstep artists now the most in-demand producers, remixers, DJs and label-owners in the UK today. Steppas’ Delight traces the musical journey of Dubstep from these small beginnings to the current new wave of young artists and producers on the scene today. This release is both a snapshot of the present and future and an essential guide to Dubstep, and tells the story of the music – the artists, labels, clubs, radio stations, cutting houses and more. This release is a continuation of Soul Jazz Records’ prolific Dubstep releases such as the Box of Dub albums and singles from the likes of Digital Mystikz, Skream, Ramadanman, Cotti, Kode9, Ladybug, Warrior Queen and many more … Complete with extensive sleeve-notes, interviews and exclusive photographs the album comes as deluxe-double CD pack with booklet and two heavyweight double-vinyl LP editions. Check out the Guardian review Here STEPPAS' DELIGHT LP VOLUME 1 TRACKLISTING: Kode9 - 9 Samurai Benga - Evolution Search & Destroy - Candy Floss (Loefah Remix) Plastician Feat. Skepta - Intensive Snare Uncle Sam - Round The World Girls (Tes La Rok Mix) The Bug Feat. Warrior Queen - Poison Dart Goth Trad - Genisis Seventeen Evergreen - Ensonique (Bi-Polar man Mix) STEPPAS' DELIGHT LP VOLUME 2 TRACKLISITING: TRG - Broken Heart Quest - Hardfood Silkie - Dam 4 Geiom Feat. Marita - Reminissin Shonx - Canton Gatekeeper Feat. Grizzla - Shade Darker Martyn - Broken Shackleton - Blood On My Hands

    • Kode 9 – 9 Samurai
    • Benga – Evolution
    • Search And Destroy – Candy Floss (Loefah Remix)
    • Plastician Feat Skepta – Intensive Snare
    • Uncle Sam – Around The World Girls (Tes La Rok Mix)
    • The Bug And Warrior Queen – Poison Dart
    • Goth Trad – Genesis
    • Seventeen Evergreen – Ensonique (Bi-Polar Man Mix)
    • Martyn – Broken
    • Shackleton – Blood On My Hands
    • TRG – Broken Heart
    • Joker – Gullybrook Lane (Instrumental)
    • Quest – Hardfood
    • Ikonika – Please
    • Silkie – Dam 4
    • Geiom Feat Marita – Reminissin'
    • Shonx – Canton
    • Gatekeeper Feat Grizla – Shade Darker
    • Peverelist – Roll With The Punches
    TetineLet Your X's Be Y'sSoul Jazz Records

    Whilst Tetine may appear to be the most recent addition to the growing Brazilian Post-Punk/Baile Funk scene that includes the groups C.S.S. and Bonde do Role, the group have actually been in existence the longest, and have an infamy in the Sao Paulo scene that they helped create: "Tetine was my first inspiration in terms of intellect, presence and their amazing performances. It was right there in front of me but it made such a strong impression and I never forgot that was what real music is about: freedom and purity and, of course, in many different ways, FUN! I've never seen something like that coming from Brazil, or actually, anywhere!" Lovefoxx – singer of CSS 

    Bruno Verner and Eliete Mejorado formed the group, Tetine, in Sao Paulo in 1995. The pair now spend their time between London and their hometown and whilst “Let Your X’s Be Y’s” is their first album to be released in the UK, it is in fact their eighth release in Brazil. A wild mix-up of Punk-Funk/New Wave/Post-Punk/Baile-Bass, Tetine’s music is a mixture of raw punky energy and attitude mixed with bass-heavy dance music. Tetine have carved an unusual musical path constantly exploring the boundaries between music, art, video and performance and their infamous live events range from rock gigs to gallery installations; from opening last year’s ‘Tropicalia – A Revolution in Brazilian Culture’ festival at the Barbican Centre in London to numerous performances for galleries, art spaces and festivals from Paris (Palais de Tokyo), to Chicago (The Wire’s Adventures in Modern Music Festival) and Sonar in Spain. As celebrated producers and DJs from the US and UK such as Diplo and Sinden are bringing this new punk/funk/bass/dance music from Brazil to a new audience, Tetine - who have played alongside everyone from Dizzie Rascal to Deize Tigrona - have a serious set of artists as fans from around the world; "Tetine are Feminists, un-followers and inventors of their own scene; an uncut diamond. If Art is really dead, then Tetine belong to a "nameless" genre - the makers of something wild, something alive." Chicks On Speed Aside from their own music, Tetine have also been instrumental in bringing the Brazilian underground music scene to the attention of the UK for a number of years. They compiled and presented the first ever album of Baile Funk outside of Brazil (Funk Carioca, 2005) as well as an essential primer to early-80s Post-Punk from Sao Paulo (Sexual Life of The Savages, released on Soul Jazz Records in 2007). Both these albums have influenced a new generation of DJs and beat-makers in the UK and US. “Let Your X’s Be Y’s” is Tetine’s first album to be released in the UK. It includes their two previous singles on Soul Jazz Records, “A Historia da Garca” and their most recent “I Go To The Doctor”. This album also comes with a limited edition bonus track – the CSS remix of “I Go To The Doctor”. www.tetine.net www.myspace.com/tetine

    • Tetine – I Go To The Doctor
    • Tetine – Eu To Aberta
    • Tetine – Let The X Be X
    • Tetine – Melo Do Carrao
    • Tetine – You're The One
    • Tetine – Everything Must Die
    • Tetine – A Historia Da Garca
    • Tetine – Men In Uniform
    • Tetine – Entertainment No 249
    • Tetine – Ai Amor / Me So Horny
    • Tetine – Olha Ela De Novo
    • Tetine – What A Gift To Get
    • Tetine – Russian Roulette
    • Tetine – Mata Hari Voodoo
    • Tetine – I Go To The Doctor (CSS Remix)
    Cult Of The 13th HourWickednessSoul Jazz Records

    Cult of the 13th Hour is the pseudonym of two of the biggest names in Dubstep at the moment. “Wickedness” first appeared on Soul Jazz Records’ “Box of Dub” alongside Digital Mystikz, Ramadanman, Skream, Cotti and more. This new mix and exclusive heavyweight dub version adds elements of 2-step, Reggae and Dancehall to the equation to give us one of the heaviest sounds around!

    • – Wickedness (Original)
    • – Wickedness (Version)
    New Orleans Funk 2: The Original Sound of FunkSoul Jazz Records

    This is Soul Jazz Records’ new journey into the heart of New Orleans and a guide to the city’s finest Funk music produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s.’ Featuring everyone from The Meters to Eddie Bo, Lee Dorsey to Betty Harris, this is a who’s who of the Crescent City’s most famous and most funky! 


    The city of New Orleans has deep musical roots that stretch back to Africa. New Orleans first gave birth to Jazz music, a Black musical form centred on rhythm, improvisation, freedom and collectivity at the turn of the century. Similarly in the late 1960s New Orleans Funk came to define a unique sound, mixing Caribbean rhythms, New Orleans second-line syncopation and rhythm and blues, all played by the Big Easy’s finest musicians. 


    Whilst Jazz and Funk music spread throughout the world, many African-American musical traditions remained within the city limits such as Mardi Gras and Carnival, Saturday Night Fish Fries, Funeral Marching bands and much more which partly explains why New Orleans music is so unique. 


    The album comes with extensive sleeve-notes, exclusive photography and more, and is an essential guide to the musical landscape of New Orleans and - together with Soul Jazz Records’ earlier New Orleans’ releases - presents the definitive story of New Orleans Funk.
    Although on the mainland coast, New Orleans is also surrounded by lakes giving the city an island feel. Similarly its proximity to Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti and the other West Indian Isles means that Latin and Caribbean musical influences are in its veins as much as American musical traditions. The upside of this city’s isolation is that New Orleans musical traditions flourished away from those of the rest of America. A thriving city full of artists, musicians, singers, producers, record companies, studios (well one studio actually) led to a 24-hour, 7-day a week musical life, playing in clubs, bars, brothels, carnivals and parades. 


    The downside of the cities isolation from the rest of the US was that the city never developed a solid music industry to back up the creative over-supply. Whilst New York had Atlantic, Detroit had Motown, Memphis had Stax, Chicago had Chess, Los Angeles had Modern, New Orleans had a multitude of small businesses fighting for space - and often each other. Without the marketing, promotional weight, business nouse and financial clout, New Orleans labels found it hard to get the nationwide distribution necessary to fill the million-odd jukeboxes throughout the country. So whilst every family in America knows the music of Gladys Knight or Smokey Robinson few could tell you about – let alone hum a tune from - Benny Spellman, Inell Young, Warren Lee….This is far from being a reflection of the artists creativity or musicality - as anyone can tell you New Orleans melodies are the catchiest of all - more it is a reflection of the limitations of the local music industry. Some New Orleans artists became successful throughout the US such as Fats Domino in the 1950s and in the late 1960s The Meters and Lee Dorsey, but many artists remained within the city limits. 
    This makes for a fascinating goldmine of music released by a complex myriad of small labels run mainly by New Orleans producers, promoters and artists themselves. New Orleans Funk 2 brings together many of these artists along with text, sleeve-notes and photographs that gives social and historical context to the incredibly funky music of New Orleans.

    • Cyril Neville – Gossip
    • Eddie Bo – If It's Good To You (It's Good For You)
    • Ray J – Right Place Wrong Time
    • The Meters – Chicken Strut
    • Allen Toussaint – Tequila
    • The Prime Mates – Hot Tamales
    • Betty Harris – Show It
    • Lee Dorsey – Four Corners
    • Bonnie and Sheila – You Keep Me Hanging On
    • The Gaturs – Yeah You're Right, You Know You're Right
    • Danny White – The Twitch
    • Inell Young – What Do You See In Her
    • Earl King – Street Parade
    • Eddie Bo & The Soul Finders – The Rubber Band
    • Benny Spellman – Fortune Teller
    • Warren Lee – Mama Said We Can't Get Married
    • Betty Harris – 12 Red Roses
    • Joe Chopper & The Swinging 7 Soul Band – Soul Pusher
    • Eddie Bo – Hey Bo
    • Johnny Moore – Haven't I Been Good To You
    • Jimmy Hicks – I'm Mr Big Stuff
    • Warren Lee – Funky Belly
    • G. Davis and R. Tyler – Hold On Help Is On The Way
    • Art Neville – Bo Diddley
    • Porgy Jones – Dap
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    New Orleans FunkSoul Jazz Records

    Album features Ernie K Doe’s ‘Here Come The Girls’, The Meters, Eddie Bo, Professor Longhair, Lee Dorsey, Wild Magnolias and more.


    This is the definitive collection of New Orleans Funk featuring acknowledged masters next to some of the earlier artists who shaped the meaning of funk. The album is also filled with many rare, sought after and undiscovered funk tracks. It covers the period from the emergence of New Orleans Funk in the early 1960's through to the mid-seventies.


    The record is an essential part of anyone in any way interested in Funk's record collection. It has some vital ingredients in it that you can't find elsewhere. With the sound of the New Orleans Funeral March Bands, Mardi Gras Indian Tribes and Saturday Night Fish Fries all as inspiration New Orleans Funk developed into a unique sound. 


    New Orleans is a port town. Originally owned by the French, this was where many slaves were brought from the West Indies. Many of these slaves came from Haiti and brought with them the religion of Voodoo and its drums and music. It became one of the first parts of America to develop a strong African-American culture leading to the invention of Jazz in the early 1900s. 


    A main feature of Jazz in New Orleans were the Jazz Funeral Marching bands. Solemn Brass bands accompanying a coffin would, on burial, be joined by a second line of drummers and dancers which would turn the event into a celebration of the spirit cutting free from earth. This African tradition is strong in New Orleans and still goes on to this day. The backline drums play a syncopated style that is neither on the beat nor the off-beat. It is these rhythms that are the basis of New Orleans Funk. 


    The album comes with a booklet presenting a historical explanation to how and why this music came about, and with lots of information about the people involved.


    Reviews:
    "A Perfect Primer For Funk Fans" Q (Top 5 albums of the year)
    "Probably the finest compilation that Soul Jazz has released. Essential" Time Out

    • The Explosions – Hip Drop
    • Lee Dorsey – Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
    • Gentleman June Gardner – It's Gonna Rain
    • Eddie Bo – Check Your Bucket
    • Professor Longhair – Big Chief
    • Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns – Free, Single And Disengaged
    • Chuck Carbo – Can I Be Your Squeeze
    • Aaron Neville – Hercules
    • Mary Jane Hooper – I've Got Reasons
    • The Gaturs – Gator Bait
    • Allen Toussaint – Get Out Of My Life Woman
    • Cyril Neville – Tell Me What's On Your Mind
    • Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band – Handa Wanda
    • Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris – Love Lots Of Lovin
    • The Explosions – Garden Of Four Trees
    • Ernie & The Top Notes – Dap Walk
    • The Meters – Just Kissed My Baby
    • Marilyn Barbarin – Reborn
    • Dr. John – Mama Roux
    • Danny White – Natural Soul Brother
    • Eddie Bo – Hook 'N' Sling, Pt. 2
    • Ernie K. Doe – Here Come The Girls
    • Robert Parker – Hip-Huggin
    • The Meters – Handclapping Song
    • 2. The Explosions – Hip Drop
    • 3. Lee Dorsey – Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
    • 4. Gentleman June Gardner – It's Gonna Rain
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    Grupo Oba IluDrums Of Cuba : Afro-Cuban Music From The RootsSoul Jazz Records

    New album of heavyweight Afro-Cuban rhythms recorded in Havana, Cuba by Soul Jazz Records.

    Comes with extensive sleeve-notes. This album features the many Afro-Cuban rhythms associated with the various religious cults existing in Cuba today. These drums are used to bring spirits and gods (Orishas) into the body of worshippers who are then possessed.

    The music originally came from Africa and spread into the new world through the movement of slaves; Soul Jazz Records have recorded and released similar projects in Haiti (Voodoo Drums, Spirits of Life) and Brazil and these new recordings from Cuba feature heavyweight complex rhythms played by some of Cuba’s finest master drummers, all of whom are initiated in the cults including members of the secret Masonic-type Abakua faith.

    Featuring an array of instrumentation – Bata Drums, Conga drums, Bongo, Eribo – many of which are sacred in themselves and only used for religious ceremonies. The music and dance of the Abakuá (or ñáñigo) secret societies are considered by many the most original not least because the history of the societies themselves, the most complex and impassioned of all the organizations of African origin established in Cuba and linked to key political and social events. For anyone interested in Latin music this is a fascinating guide into the roots of Afro-Cuban music and features extensive sleeve-notes giving the music a cultural and social context.

    Recorded at the Cuban state-owned ICAIC studios, these are high quality recordings and the vinyl comes on super-loud heavyweight vinyl for all DJs!

    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Ochosi (Aguere)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Makuta
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Abakua
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Arara (Variant 1 - Mase)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Oggun
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Arara (Variant 2 - Soyi)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Palo
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Arara (Variant 3 - Gervioso)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Elegua (Latopa)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Iyesa (Variant 1)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Iyesa (Variant 2)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Agayu:Toque (Chango-rumba)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Guiro
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Oya:Abakua (Tuitui)
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Bembe
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Yuka
    • Grupo Oba Ilu – Chango (Bayuba)
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    Rumble in the JungleSoul Jazz Records

     Soul Jazz Records latest journey features all-time classic jungle anthems such as General Levy’s ‘Incredible’ and UK Apachi and Shy FX’s ‘Original Nuttah’ alongside some serious Ragga heavyweight tunes like Cutty Ranks ‘Limb By Limb’ and Congo Natty’s classic re-make of Barrington Levy’s Under Me Sensi’. The album tells the story of how Jungle developed out of acid house but with its roots in the UK Dancehall scene of the 1980s and comes with extensive sleevenotes, exclusive interviews and photography.

    ** Bonus CD track only not on vinyl. ---------------------------------------------------

    "Blimey, this had us wiping the mists of time from our rheumy eyes, soul jazz cross swords with the phenomenon of original ragga jungle. With a few honourable exceptions, they're all here - yes, Cutty Ranks 'Limb by limb', M Beat and General Levy "Incredible", Ragga Twins, SUAD, Shy FX, DJ Zinc in a previous lifetime - since remembering and finding original copies of these records in random second hand shops, albeit tanned but still even playable, let alone hearing them inna dance at the right moment is akin to a religious experience. Run these to an up for it mixed crowd and watch things really go off big style! Zinc's "Super sharp shooter" is nearly the latest joint here, a record so hype it disappeared immediately back in the day, all the hip hop headz were buying two copies for the cut up opportunities. When it all fell to pieces, manchester club ceilings were riddled with holes as locals attempted to duplicate the vibe of outdoors yard parties - but the audio damage was done, an unrepeatable period, reflecting the adrenaline of rave, the suss of breaks kids and the sheer joy of orginal ja and uk dancehall vocalists pon microphone. Lick a shot - Walther ppk saturday night special y'hear. Awesome." BOOMKAT

    • Asher Senator – One Bible
    • Ninjaman, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man and Ninja Ford – Bad Boy Lick A New Shot
    • M Beat With General Levy – Incredible
    • Barrington Levy & Beenie Man – Under Mi Sensi (X Project Remix)
    • Ragga Twins – Ragga Trip
    • Poison Chang – Press The Trigger
    • Shut Up And Dance – No Doubt
    • UK Apachi & Shy FX – Original Nuttah
    • Ragga Twins – Illegal Gunshot
    • Ben Intellect With Ragga G – Oh Jungle
    • Cutty Ranks – Limb By Limb
    • Ragga Twins – Tan So Back
    • 1. Asher Senator – One Bible
    • 2. Ninjaman, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man and Ninja Ford – Bad Boy Lick A New Shot
    • 3. M Beat With General Levy – Incredible
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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
    SutekhNotes From Doctor IslandSoul Jazz Records

    Since 1997, Seth Horvitz, aka Sutekh, the San Francisco based artist, has released consistently inconsistent electronic music on a wealth of international labels; Force Inc./Mille Plateaux, Soul Jazz Records, Source, Background, Plug Research, Leaf, Cytrax/Delay, Tektite, and his own Context. Manipulating and abusing computers, samplers, synthesizers, ping pong tables, and found sounds, he has created everything from minimal house and techno to dense, dissonant noise collage.

    • Sutekh – Kill The Monkey
    • Sutekh – The Diamond House
    Tumba Francesa: Afro-Cuban Music From The RootsTumba Francesa la Caridad de CubaSoul Jazz Records

    Tumba Francesa la Caridad de Oriente is a 140-year old institution in Cuba.

    The music of Tumba Francesa is a unique combination of African drums and French patois vocals alive in Cuba today.

    This is the first in a series of albums reflecting Afro-Cuban culture newly recorded by Soul Jazz Records in Cuba. The Tumba Francesa La Caridad de Oriente won Cuba’s National Award for Community Culture and, in 2003, the title of UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the first such award to be bestowed on Cuba. This music was recorded in EGREM studios, the state owned studio in Santiago, eastern Cuba.

    Tumba Francesa la Caridad de Oriente is situated in the economically poor Los Hoyos district of the city, a vibrant epi-centre of Afro-Cuban culture. In the 19th century there were hundreds of Tumba Francesa throughout Cuba. Now only two remain; Tumba Francesa of Santiago de Oriente and nearby Tumba Francesa de Guantanamo.

    Originally mutual aid societies for the ex-slaves who fled the neighbouring Haitian Revolution, Tumba Francesas would put on elaborate shows during carnival dressed in ballroom costumes of 18th century France playing purely African music. Tumba Francesa La Caridad de Oriente continue this tradition today. The music of Tumba Francesa la Caridad de Oriente is at once both modern and traditional, both an important aspect of contemporary Cuba and coming with a vast cultural legacy.

    The CD / LP comes complete with extensive sleevenotes and spoken introduction by the Afro-Cuban poet and writer Pedro Perez-Sarduy and photography by the New York writer, musician and broadcaster Ned Sublette (author of Cuba and It's Music).

    • Tumba Francesa – Camaguey
    • Tumba Francesa – Muerive Yo Dila (Mason)
    • Tumba Francesa – Mapua Live (Yuba)
    • Tumba Francesa – Vamos A Dividir (Mason)
    • Tumba Francesa – Tambores 1
    • Tumba Francesa – Ven Mi Morena (Tahona)
    • Tumba Francesa – Muedine Consa (Yuba)
    • Tumba Francesa – Tambores 2
    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)
    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
    SutekhTwo VireosSoul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz's 'Microsolutions To Megaproblems' series continues with a new single from San Francisco's electronic pioneer, Sutekh. Manipulating and abusing computers, samplers, synthesizers, various acoustic instruments, and found sounds, he has created everything from deep, minimal house and techno to dense, dissonant noise collage. Sutekh?s single Two Vireos is his latest double-sider. ?Red Eye? is a sophisticated broken beat track with a vicid acid-bassline. An epic arrangement with a nod to the old Detroit masters. 'Black Capped', in contrast to the a-side ? returns back to the sounds of classic minimal techno, a la Underground Resistance. San Francisco-based Sutekh has released consistently inconsistent electronic music on labels such as Soul Jazz (where he features on the recent Microsolutions album)(UK), Leaf (UK), Force Inc./Mille Plateaux (Germany), Orthlorng Musork (USA), and his own Context.

    • Sutekh – Red-Eyed
    • Sutekh – Black-Capped
    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
    Ibara : River CrossingOsunlade presentsSoul Jazz Records

    "Ibara: River Crossing" is the first compilation album to be released on Yoruba Records, the label jointly run by Osunlade -artist/producer/ordained-priest in the African religion of Ifa- and Soul Jazz Records. 

    The album is conceived and compiled by Osunlade for Yoruba Records/Soul Jazz Records. The new album features Deep House, African Funk, Nu Soul and Jazz, and Broken Beats from around the world. Featuring members of the Yoruba family of artists -KB, Nadirah Shakoor, Santos, Djinji Brown alongside similarly-like minded artists from around the world – Brasil, America, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Africa and more – this is a revelatory selection of new tracks all exclusively made for this album (including an exclusive new Osunlade track "Acrylic Venezuela"). The album showcases the wide sound of Yoruba – Deep, spiritually uplifting music. Many of the artists are well known with deep musical roots – from KB, a soul/R’nB superstar in South Africa to Djinji Brown, the son of spiritual jazz legend Marion Brown (who joins his son on this track) even down to the yoruba front-cover artwork being designed by Master at Work Louie Vega’s cousin! 

    As well as working with many of the artists featured on this album Osunlade continues to remix and produce for an ever increasing range of artists that include 4 Hero, Salif Keita, Ms Dynamite, Zero 7, Cearia Evora, Incognito, Roy Ayers, John Beltran and many more. Yoruba Records was launched by Osunlade as a means to promote many of his favourite artists and develop what he refer

    • Anne Wirz – Resolution
    • Kb – El Musica
    • Taino Leon – Caridad
    • Nadirah Shakoor – Simple Pleasures
    • Jimmie Abney – Is There Anybody Here
    • Djinji Brown feat. Marion Brown – Grits
    • Tempo Perdido – Theme From Juan
    • Osunlade – Acrylic Venezuela
    • Quetzal – Raimunda
    • Siji – Irinajo
    • P Nice – Fluorine?s Dance
    • Nomumbah – Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser
    • Santos feat. Victor Caldee – Ay Mama
    • Robert Strauss feat. Richie Henessy Chris Rouse – Level 52
    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
    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
    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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    Hu VibrationalBeautiful: Boonghee Music 2Soul Jazz Records

    Soul Jazz are releasing this new album that mixes deep percussive Afro- Jazz with elements of Hip-Hop recorded in Los Angeles, California. The album features members of the West Coast left-field Hip-Hop/Electronica community such as Daedelus and Carlos Nino A/K/A Ammon Contact alongside Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake. Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake have between them played and recorded with Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Jah Wobble, Don Cherry and many more. With previous releases on Scott Heren’s (Prefuse 73) Eastern developments label, Hu Vibrational’s deep spiritual music draws on the links between Jazz music and avant-garde Hip-Hop. Adam Rudolph co-founded the Mandingo Griot Society and has been working together for over recent years as musical partner to the great Yusef Lateef. He also runs the Go:Organic Orchestra a 22 piece percussion group. Carlos Nino A/K/A Ammon Contact has had releases on Soul Jazz Records, Eastern Development and Plug Research. As well as being an integral part of Hu Vibrational he has also produced Build An Ark who feature on the recent tribute to Sun Ra release alongside Theo Parrish, Recloose, Jimi Tenor, Alex Attias and more.

    • Hu Vibrational – Joyous
    • Hu Vibrational – Joyful Road
    • Hu Vibrational – We Walk
    • Hu Vibrational – Friends And Gardens (For Don Cherry)
    • Hu Vibrational – Feet On A Beautiful Planet
    • Hu Vibrational – Locomotion
    • Hu Vibrational – Path Of Peace (For Yusef Lateef)
    • Hu Vibrational – Walkabout It
    • Hu Vibrational – Copa Setic Interlude
    • Hu Vibrational – On The Now (For Big Black)
    • Hu Vibrational – In The House
    • Hu Vibrational – Sunkissed
    • Hu Vibrational – Return To Earth
    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
    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.

      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