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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
    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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    Travis BiggsChallengeUniversal Sound

    Following on from their recent New Thing album of Deep Jazz in USA (Sun Ra, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Archie Shepp), Soul Jazz Records are re-issuing this lost classic album.

    Travis Biggs' "Challenge" is a boogie/jazz-funk/jazz lp originally recorded in Detroit in 1975.

    This one off-album initially came out on his own tiny T & C label with a pressing of 500 copies and was used by Travis as a demo.

    This is the second of 3 lost albums that Soul Jazz Records are re-issuing following on from first appearing on New Thing. As well as the track "Tibetan Serenity" (as featured on "New Thing" album), the album also includes super-rare versions of Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" and a cover of the Loft/Paradise Garage classic track, Steve Miller's "Fly Like An Eagle".

    • Travis Biggs – I Wish
    • Travis Biggs – Autumn Jewel
    • Travis Biggs – Fly Like An Eagle
    • Travis Biggs – Ven A. Bailar Conmigo
    • Travis Biggs – Solar Funk
    • Travis Biggs – The Do-Do Walk
    • Travis Biggs – Stone Country
    • Travis Biggs – Tibetan Serenity
    Alton EllisI'm Still In LoveSoul Jazz Records

    It's the bomb!
    Out today in all good record shops or direct from us right now here!

    STONE COLD CLASSIC STUDIO ONE ANTHEM ALERT !

    Alton Ellis's original 1967 Studio One version of 'I'm Still In Love' is one of the most well known tracks in Jamaican music history, based on an incredibly catchy rhythm that has seen countless versions over the years, most famously for Althea and Donna's huge worldwide smash 'Uptown Top Ranking' in 1977 and Sean Paul and Sasha's cover version that was a chart hit in the UK and numerous other countries in 2002

    Here we present the original 7" version cut super loud and fat on a 12" single

    On the B side there's a funky slice of JA Soul grooviness, the Soul Vendors 'Just A Bit Of Soul', featuring the one and only Jackie Mittoo

    Housed in a heavyweight card Studio One sleeve these won't be around for long ! Very Limited edition 1000 copies worldwide 12” pressing

    • Alton Ellis – I'm Still In Love
    • The Soul Vendors – Just A Bit Of Soul
    • 12"£12.00
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    Horace Andy/Jackie MittooSee A Man's Face/One Step BeyondSoul Jazz Records

    Brand new - limited edition two killer Studio One cuts back-to-back

    • Horace Andy – See A Man's Face
    • Jackie Mittoo – One Step Beyond
    • 7"£9.99
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    Gilberto GilLouvacaoUniversal Sound

    NOW ON CD as deluxe Jap-style hard-cased exact repro digitally remastered box edition with Obi-card.

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    Superb collectors edition very limited deluxe (1000 copies worldwide ) VINYL ONLY  release on Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound. bespoke 180gsm remastered audiophile vinyl, w/jap obi strip and thick card sleeve.

    This is the extremely rare debut first album from Gilberto Gil, first released in Brazil in 1967, at a time when Gil was a man already at the height of his creative powers and yet barely a few years into his career. 

    In 1967 Gil was already established as a Bossa Nova star in Brazil and had helped launch Musica Popular Brasileira, introducing traditional northern folkloric styles into the urban bossa nova style to create a new hybrid that effectively defined Brazilian popular music for the next 25 years.

    Just around the corner the musical and cultural anarchy of the Tropicalia movement was about to be created by Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Ze and Os Mutantes. 

    Gil had first met Caetano Veloso in Bahia in the early 1960s. Alongside Maria Bethania, Gal Costa and Tom Ze they had formed the Group from Bahia. In 1965 he moved to Sao Paulo to launch his solo career after Elis Regina had a hit with Gil's own composition Louvacao.

    This debut 1967 album showed how confident Gil was in his musical inventiveness. As well as the title track, the album includes seminal tracks that have become classics of Brazilian contemporary music. 

    Viramundo (later covered by Sergio Mendes) effortlessly blended the north-eastern accordion baiao and xaxado rhythms of Luiz Gonzaga. Procissao, in contrast, took its starting point as the religious processions found in the Afro-Brazilian centre of Salvador. Songs such as Roda, instantly became classics of Brazilian popular music.

    Add to this the lyricism of poets and artists Chico Buarque, Torquato Neto, Capinam, Caetano Veloso, Tom Ze and Gil himself and we are presented with one of the most significant debut albums of Brazilian music from one of the most important artists in Brazil to this day.

    • – Louvacao
    • – Beira Mar
    • – Lunik 9
    • – Ensaio Geral
    • – Me Perdoe Maria
    • – A Rua
    • – Roda
    • – Rancho Da Rosa Encarnada
    • – Viramundo
    • – Mancada
    • – Água De Meninos
    • – Procissao
    • – Minha Senora
    • – A Moreninha
    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
    • CD£11.99
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    Lloyd McNeill and Marshall HawkinsTanner SuiteUniversal Sound

    Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are releasing here the third album from deep jazz flautist and composer Lloyd McNeill (alongside the earlier ‘Asha’ and ‘Washington Suite’ - both now sold out).

    Tanner Suite is one of the most beautiful and by far the rarest of all of McNeill’s records, a unique piece of music especially commissioned by the Smithsonian National Gallery Of Art in the late 1960s to accompany an exhibition of the work of Henry Ossawa Tanner, the first African-American painter ever to gain international success.

    Tanner Suite was originally released in 1969 as a private individually numbered pressing of 1000 copies on McNeill’s own Asha Record company and has never been issued since. Soul Jazz Records new pressing of this album is also limited to 1000 copies each on vinyl and CD. Both editions come in heavyweight exact-replica hard tip-on USA card sleeve original artwork.

    This beautiful and intense set of pieces based around improvisation was the soundscape to the significant exhibition of Tanner's work, created at an important point in post-civil rights African-American self-definition. The music is both profound and spiritual.

    Lloyd McNeill is flautist, composer and painter. As musician he studied with Eric Dolphy, played with Nina Simone, Mulatu Astatke, Nana Vasconceles, Ron Carter, Dom um Romao and Sabu Martinez. In the mid-1960s McNeill headed to Paris and became friends with Pablo Picasso. 

    • – Black Expatriate
    • – Tanner Blue
    • – Daniel In The Lion's Den
    • – The Banjo Lesson
    • Reissue LP£24.00
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    • CD£12.00
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    • MP3 Release£7.99
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    The Skatalites at Studio One Collectors 7" Box SetIndependence Ska and The Far East SoundSoul Jazz Records

    LAST COPIES!!!!! - GOING,GOING ........

    Unique new Soul Jazz Records’ Collectors Limited-Edition  7-inch box set special edition release  from the greatest ska band of all time!

    Ten stone-cold classic, killer tracks from Studio One, brought together here on this one-off pressing limited-edition box set containing five mighty seven-inch singles which bring together seminal, rare and classic tunes collected together here for the first time ever.

    The Skatalites were the definitive Jamaican group, who first came together in Kingston in the late 1950s and featured the acknowledged finest musicians in the country - Tommy McCook Rolando Alphonso Lester Sterling, Lloyd Brevett Lloyd Knibb, Don Drummond, Jah Jerry Haynes, Jackie Mittoo, Johnny Moore and Jackie Opel. 

    In 1963 they became the house band at Clement 'Sir Cosxone' Dodd's newly opened Studio One at 13 Brentford Road. The group played on every song cut at the studio, backing the greatest singers of the day - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Ken Boothe, Toots and The Maytals - as well as recording some of the finest instrumental music ever made under their own name.

    Here is a selection of some of their finest and hardest-to-find cuts made at Studio One between 1963-65. 

    This unique box-set edition is only available as a one-off pressing especially for Record Store Day 2016.

    • The Skatalites – Guns Of Navarone
    • The Skatalites – Suavito
    • The Skatalites – Russian Ska Fever
    • The Skatalites – El Pussycat
    • The Skatalites – Coolie Boy
    • The Skatalites – Surplus
    • The Wailers – Tell Them Lord
    • The Skatalites – Further East
    • The Skatalites – Independent Anniversary Ska
    • The Skatalites – King Solomon
    • 5×7" Boxset£30.00
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    Studio One Records Official T-ShirtGreenStudio One/Soul Jazz Records

    Exclusive Studio One Official T-shirt!

      Horace AndyFeverSoul Jazz Records

      Horace Andy's KILLER classic Studio One cut 'Fever' on a super-loud 12" single for the first time ever!

      A killer track originally released on the legendary Studio One label in 1973, with the Cedric Im Brooks instrumental version on the B side

      Horace Andy is one of Reggae's best known vocalists who has had mainstream success with Massive Attack after appearing on all five of their albums

      A party dancefloor devastator, these won't be around for long !

      • Horace Andy – Fever
      • Im & The Agg – The Flu
      • 12"£12.00
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      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
      Downbeat Special Studio One Collectors 7" Box Set Soul Jazz Records

      Studio One Downbeat Special Box Set:

      Limited edition - order now!

      Ten stone-cold classic, killer tracks from Studio One, brought together here on this one-off pressing limited-edition box set containing five mighty seven-inch singles. These are some of the heaviest, most in-demand legendary  tunes ever to be recorded from the likes of Willie Williams, The Skatalites, Dawn Penn, Jackie Mittoo, Bob Marley & The Wailers and more, all fully-remastered and presented here in this deluxe package.

      Tracklisting:

      1. Willie Williams - Armagideon Time

      2. Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping 

      3. The Skatalites - Addis Ababa 

      4. The Eternals - Queen Of The Minstrels 

      5. Dawn Penn - No No No 

      6. Dub Specialist - Hooligan (Dub)

      7. The Mad Lads - Ten To One 

      8. Jackie Mittoo - Totally Together 

      9.  Michigan and Smiley - Nice Up The Dance  

      10. The Wailers - Simmer Down  

      • Willie Williams – Armagideon Time
      • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
      • The Skatalites – Addis Ababa
      • The Eternals – Queen Of The Minstrels
      • Dawn Penn – No No No (Original Version)
      • Dub Specialist – Hooligan
      • The Mad Lads – Ten To One
      • Jackie Mittoo – Totally Together
      • Michigan and Smiley – Nice Up The Dance
      • The Wailers – Simmer Down
      • MP3 Release£7.99
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      • 7" Boxset£35.00
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      Deutsche Electronische MuzikPOSTERSoul Jazz Records

      Oh yes! 50 x 70cm KILLER poster!!

      Choose "Poster Freepost" if you want this poster sent with any other vinyl order item (LP/12" vinyl only) at NO extra postage charge (poster will be folded into six parts)

      Choose "Poster+Tube" if you want the poster rolled up and sent in a customised, protective tube (more expensive to cover postage)

      THIS ALSO means if you want more than one poster then you should only put 'Poster+Tube' for one of the posters and select 'Poster freepost' for any others as the rest will be free shipping.

        Johnny Osbourne / Otis GayleWe Need Love / I'll Be AroundSoul Jazz Records

        Killer Studio One 12" bomb!

        • Johnny Osbourne – We Need Love
        • Otis Gayle – I'll Be Around
        • 12"£12.99
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        All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" BagBlack and Yellow BAGSoul Jazz Records

        Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just 'carrying stuff'.

        As well as the classic blue bag with white strap and stripes these are now available in limited edition red, green, cyan and more with matching straps - 'nuff colours!

          Freedom, Rhythm and SoundPOSTERSoul Jazz Records

          Oh yes! 50 x 70cm KILLER poster!!

          Choose "Poster Freepost" if you want this poster sent with any other vinyl order item (LP/12" vinyl only) at NO extra postage charge (poster will be folded into six parts)

          Choose "Poster+Tube" if you want the poster rolled up and sent in a customised, protective tube (more expensive to cover postage)

          THIS ALSO means if you want more than one poster then you should only put 'Poster+Tube' for one of the posters and select 'Poster freepost' for any others as the rest will be free shipping.

            Studio One Records Official T-ShirtGreyStudio One/Soul Jazz Records

            Exclusive Studio One Official T-shirt!

              Studio One Records Official T-ShirtYellowStudio One/Soul Jazz Records

              Exclusive Studio One Official T-shirt!

                Louisa 'Markswoman' MarkBreakoutUniversal Sound

                Louisa Markswoman Mark’s debut album, Breakout, is a landmark in the history of British reggae music, a seminal album that defined the new genre of Lovers Rock.

                This seminal album is released in its original design and comes with three bonus tracks – two rare single-only DJ cuts with Mark (including the legendary Trinity) and a superb rare dub. 

                This CD is a limited-edition deluxe hardback-cased edition of this seminal album with exact-reproduction artwork from the original album.

                There is also a very collectable deluxe limited edition (1000 worldwide –  with free digital download voucher) exact-reproduction expanded double-vinyl edition on heavyweight 180 gm vinyl pressing.

                In 1978, Mark was voted top female vocalist in the influential Black Echoes magazine. A few years earlier, her debut single, ‘Caught You in A Lie’, produced by legendary UK soundsystem operator Lloyd Coxsone and featuring music by the great Dennis Bovell had launched a new style of reggae in Britain, Lovers Rock. 

                After her debut the fourteen-year singer from West London came under the wing of Clem Bushay, then in-house producer and A&R for Trojan Records, who, starting with the classic ‘Even Though You’re Gone’, released a steady stream of hit singles on his independent Bushay label. 

                The young Mark became an iconic figure for young British black female singers, paving the way for Janet Kay, Caroll Thompson and the many other young lovers rock singers who soon followed in her path. 

                As the original sleevenotes to the album succinctly put it on her reggae success – ‘five number one songs out of five, all classics and at the tender age of 20’.

                For her debut album, Breakout, Louisa Mark and the well-connected producer Bushay brought together some of reggae music’s finest musicians from both the UK and Jamaica. These included superstar guests such as The Heptones, Dave Barker, Owen Gray and The In Crowd as well as relocated legends like Rico Rodriguez and Vin Gordon and the ever-present Dennis Bovell.

                Louisa Mark’s young success was short-lived and this album was to be her sole release. She died in Gambia in 2009.

                Thirty years on, the rare album stands out as one of the most important reggae albums of its time – a groundbreaking release, which helped define British reggae for a new generation of black British youth.

                • – People In Love
                • – Moving Target
                • – 6 Six Street
                • – Baby Simone
                • – Even Though You're Gone
                • – Funny Guys
                • – Keep It Like It Is
                • – Dance And Feel Free
                • – Reunited
                • – He Used To Be My Man
                • – Natty Go Dey Voluntarily
                • – Step It Brother Clem
                • – Gone Out
                • CD£12.00
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                • MP3 Release£7.99
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                Tyrone Taylor/Denise DarlingtonRightful Rebel/Feel So GoodSoul Jazz Records

                Brand new - limited edition Two rare Studio One cuts 

                • Tyrone Taylor – Rightful Rebel
                • Denise Darlington – Feels So Good
                Donald Alexander Strachan and The Freedom EnsembleSoul Translation: A Spiritual SuiteUniversal Sound

                Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are releasing “Soul Translation: A Spiritual Suite" a superb lost USA deep jazz independent private-press album originally self-published by Donald Alexander Strachan and the Freedom Ensemble on Triad Music Concepts in 1975.

                This great soulful/spiritual jazz album was the only album that Strachan released and consequently has become a lost rarity -  a must for fans of Tribe, Strata-East and other conscious jazz from the 1970s and features in Gilles Peterson/Soul Jazz Records' Freedom, Rhythm and Sound book.

                Donald Alexander Strachan is composer, conductor, guitarist, vocalist and more leading a large 11-piece line-up that includes Jay Hoggard on vibes.

                Strachan studied in New York City in the 1970s with composer/saxophonist Sam Rivers and Ghanaian Drum-master Abraham Adzenyah as well as avant-garde guitarist/composer Bruce Johnson all of who helped shape his unique sound.

                In the 1980s Strachan entered into the collaborative world of cinema by composing musical scores and has been involved in cinema ever since both musically, as a scriptwriter and director. Donald Alexander Strachan and the Freedom Ensemble’s “Soul Translation: A Spiritual Suite" is a unique product of Strachan’s multicultural and African-American heritage and aesthetic - polyrhythmically complex and spiritually intense.

                This is a bespoke high quality hardback-cased Japanese thick card CD edition with exact-reproduction artwork from the original album.

                The 180-gram vinyl thick card exact-reproduction artwork is strictly limted to 1000 copies wordwide. 

                • – Temptation
                • – The Word
                • – Song of Searching
                • – Spiritual Travelers
                • – Masters of The Bourchakoun
                • – Silent Jubilation
                • – Tenth Door
                • – Aquarian Voices
                • – Soul Release
                Alton Ellis/Dub SpecialistAlton's Groove/Dub CreationSoul Jazz Records

                Brand new - limited edition Two new Studio One cuts - Alton Ellis tough funk plus super heavyweight dub from Dub Specialist

                • Alton Ellis – Alton's Groove
                • Dub Specialist – Dub Creation
                • 7"£9.99
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                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)
                Lloyd McNeillTreasures (1980)Soul Jazz Records

                Soul Jazz Records are releasing flautist Lloyd McNeill’s album ‘Treasures’ (1980). Originally released on the artists’ own private press Baobab label in New York, the album is a serious collectors’ piece, a heavyweight and fascinating fusion of deep spiritual jazz with Brazilian and rhythms and melodies. The album has been out of print for nearly 40 years. This is a very limited edition pressing of 1000 vinyl + 1000 CDs only.

                This groundbreaking album is the culmination of Lloyd McNeill’s many years involved with Brazilian musicians and features the great percussionist Nana Vasconcelos alongside fellow Brazilian’s Portinho and Dom Salvador alongside US jazz musicians including bassist Cecil McBee.

                In a 50-year musical career, McNeill has worked with many artists including Nina Simone, Eric Dolphy, Mulatu Asatke and Sabu Martinez.

                McNeill grew up during the era of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and his life and work is a reflection of those ideals. All of his music was only ever released on his own private-press record label, echoing the Civil Rights and African-American themes of the era - black economic empowerment and self-sufficiency – and there is a beautiful spirituality in all his music.

                In the late 1960s McNeill became teacher of both jazz and painting at the New Thing Art and Architecture Center in Washington and in 1969 was the first African-American professor hired to teach African-American Music History, at Rutgers University.

                This is the fourth Lloyd McNeill album that Soul Jazz Records have released and follows on from the recent release of ‘Treasures’ (1976) and the earlier albums ‘Asha’ (1969), ‘Tanner Suite’ (1969) and ‘Washington Suite’ (1970) all of which are being re-pressed to coincide with this new release.

                This album is fully re-mastered from original source and is re-released for the first time ever on Soul Jazz Records in a very limited edition of 1000 vinyl (+ download code), 1000 limited edition CD pressing and digital.

                • Lloyd McNeill – Griot
                • Lloyd McNeill – As A Matter Of Fact
                • Lloyd McNeill – Salvation Army
                • Lloyd McNeill – You Don't Know What Love Is