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Nigeria Freedom Sounds!
Soul Jazz Records' new Nigeria Freedom Sounds! is out now. "A Comprehensive guide. A fascinating compilation with extensive background information included." THE GUARDIAN ****Buy/listen/info here
100% Dynamite Live in Paris
Soul Jazz Records presents 100% Dynamite in Paris. Sat 23 July 2016, 11-5.30am at Le Cabaret Sauvage.
Ten Essential Soul Jazz Records releases
Read here top 10 essential Soul Jazz Records albums on FACT Mag/Vinyl Factory.
OUT NOW! You can listen/order your copy now here. New on Soul Jazz Records
Mirror To The Soul
Soul Jazz Records DJ party at Ronnie Scotts, London this Sun 15 May
Party with Joe Davis (Far Out Records). 6-12pm £5 Info 020 7734 3341 See here
Very limited New Orleans Funk Box Set!
New Orleans Funk Box SetWe have 100 copies left of this box set - if you want one you need to order now!One of two Soul Jazz Records 7" Box Set Specials only available from independent record stores on Record Store Day.Comprising five classic New Orleans’ seven-inch singles reproduced here in exact replica bespoke label artwork and all digitally re-mastered.Seriously rare, killer and classic party tunes from the Big Easy, brought together here in this unique one-off Record Store Day box-set edition. These singles have only ever ever been available exclusively direct from Soul Jazz Records' Soho shop in London and are available worldwide only for the RSD special release.Get down to you local store to make sure you get a copy! Obviously we will have loads at Sounds of the Universe this Sat 16th April.Sounds of the Universe7 Broadwick Street, Soho, London W1F 0DA
Very Limited Skatalites Box Set!
The Skatalites - Independence Ska & The Far East SoundWe have 100 copies left of this box set - if you want one you need to order now!One of two Soul Jazz Records 7" Box Set Specials only available from independent record stores on Record Store Day.
Don Cheadle working at Sounds of the Universe!
Don Cheadle talks about the new Miles Davis film at Sounds of the Universe for the BBC!Watch the feature piece here
New York Noise New Edition
Read Guardian newspaper new article on Soul Jazz Records' New York Noise versus the new HBO series Vinyl (New York Noise is better!). Read here
New York Noise 2016 Edition
New York Noise large feature in Pop Matters. Read here http://bit.ly/1WtbdEQ"Contrary to the somehow prevailing beliefs, reissue culture, as of this century, is not damaging per se. The notion that continuously digging the past and trawling history in search for something exciting, as in a cultural and anthropological exercise. Simon Reynolds’ fearmongering on the subject, mostly through the lens of his Retromania, has propagated a notion according to which our love for the past has obstructed somewhat a love for the new. It’s a daring theoretical construction that finds some obstacles, given the very own concept of what music usually stands for. Given the unprecedented access to music with which the internet has provided us, there is no need to fear a bright love and curiosity one could have for the past. The past can be, as we now know, a way of recontextualizing the new."
Soul Jazz Sound System in full effect in South London April 14-15th.INFO/TICKETS here
New York Noise
Read new interview in Vice magazine/Thump with Stuart Baker, who runs Soul Jazz, talking about our new 2016 issue of New York Noise - Dance Music From The New York Underground 1977-82Read here
Chris Bowden Time Capsule
20 years after Chris Bowden's ground-breaking Time Capsule album was released on Soul Jazz Records, he talks to UKVibe in an in-depth interview about his music. Read here: bit.ly/1TdqE4o
Soul Jazz Sound System in Barcelona 2 Apr 2016
Soul Jazz Sound System DJs landing in Barcelona, 2 Apr 2016 at the Lapsus festival.
Interview & DJ set recorded in Port au Prince, Haiti, with Soul Jazz Records' founder Stuart Baker
Listen hereAn hour-long interview & DJ set recorded at Radyo Shak, a temporary radio station that set up in downtown Port au Prince as part of the Ghetto Biennale art festival.The interview is presented by Richard Fleming for NYC's Clocktower Radio.
New Soul Jazz Records Website
Welcome to the new Soul Jazz Records website. Lots of new functions for you to explore including no more putting in your card details each time and more! Let us know what you think, any problems with the new site or any suggestions here.
Studio One Showcase: The Sound of Studio One in The 1970s
Buy/listen here The new Soul Jazz/Studio One album is available to buy right now. Featuring killer tunes from Horace Andy, Lone Ranger, The Heptones, Freddie McGregor, Michigan & Smiley, Prince Jazzbo and more this is the latest instalment from the University of Reggae. Buy the vinyl album now and get a very limited Studio One poster + download code FREE!
Soul Jazz Records NYE Party in Italy
On New Year's Eve we'll be DJing at The Santeria Social Club in Milan, Italy, playing a Funk and Soul set alongside Selton, all the way from Brazil, and Milan's finest Soul Finger. Come and say hello! Info here
Soul Jazz Records Gift Vouchers!
Order your gift vouchers here redeemable at our Soho, London retail shop. Sounds of the Universe 7 Broadwick Street, Soho, London W1F 0DA
Quietus Studio One/Soul Jazz feature
Check out this vintage Quietus feature on Studio One/Soul Jazz Records here
Punk 45 Book BACK IN PRINT!
Buy here. Back in print! Get your brand new copy now and get £5 off! Soul Jazz Records’ massive deluxe 400-page Punk 45s cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage (author of the seminal book on punk, England’s Dreaming) and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records) is back in print. This book has now given rise to five different Punk 45 compilation albums - all of which you can also buy here
Hieroglyphic Being - The Acid Documents
Hieroglyphic Being - The Acid Documents Available now on Soul Jazz Records on V.Ltd. 2xColoured Vinyl LP/ Jap-style hardcase CD and Digital. Buy/listen/info here.
Coxsone's Music: The First Recordings of Sir Coxsone The Downbeat 1960-63
Buy here Available worldwide now on 3CD/ Two seperate double LPs/Digital - Over two and a half hours of music! Info/tracklisting here
100% Dynamite! 2015 New Edition!
Buy/listen here New tracklisting here This is the new digitally remastered 2015 expanded edition of Soul Jazz Records’ biggest ever selling reggae release, 100% Dynamite: Ska, Soul, Rocksteady and Funk in Jamaica. If you didn't get it the first time now's your chance. If you did and wore it out get it now with bonus tracks and free download code!
100% Dynamite @ Ritzy Brixton Sun 20 Feb 7-12pm
Hold tight - there are a few tickets for the 100%Dynamite! party upstairs at the Ritzy Brixton. If you want to go to this event you can buy £5 tickets now!! HERE
All New Groovy Soul Jazz Bags
Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs/50 7s). 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! See them all here
Soul Jazz Film Event @ Ritzy Cinema Sun 20th Sep 4-12pm
Very special one-off Soul Jazz special @ Ritzy Cinema, Brixton, 4pm Sun 20th Sep, 2015 Soul Jazz Records' Mirror To The Soul - A documentary film about British Pathé in the Caribbean 1920-72. Rare screening.+ 100%Dynamite after film party+ Paul Gilroy discussion! Very Limited Tkts: HERE More info here
This Wed 19th Aug Rolling Stones' Sympathy For The Devil + John Cassavettes' Shadows
TONITE!Wednesday 19th Aug is the final evening of Soul Jazz Records' film screenings at the Regent Street Cinema. Come along and join us! Book your tickets now for these classic films HERE. John Cassavettes' Shadows (1959) Music by Charlie Mingus. CLASSIC jazz beat film. (6.30pm Wed Aug 19th Aug) Jean-Luc Godard's Sympathy For The Devil (1968) Music by (& starring) The Rolling Stones. Stones, Godard, Black Power, Marxism & Revolution. What more could u ask for? INSANE film! Soul Jazz Sound System also play! See you there!
Sound + Image film season
TONIGHT! WED AUG 12th with 'Nothing But A Man' (6.30pm) (Malcolm X's favourite film) and the killer documentary Black Power Mixtape (8.30pm) (Music by Questlove)! NOTHING BUT A MAN - Wed August 12th BLACK POWER MIX TAPE - Wed August 12th SHADOWS - Wed August 19th SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL - Wed August 19th More info/book tickets now HERE Soul Jazz Records are at the new Regent Street Cinema, London wednesdays throughout August 2015!The new Regent Street Cinema is 2 minutes from Oxford Circus tube. See details here --------------------------------------------- Soul Jazz Records curates this season of music-related films – from Motown and Civil Rights Jazz to Reggae, Brazilian Bossa Nova, Jean-Luc Godard's groundbreaking Rolling Stones documentary and more. All of these films rely heavily on the relationship between music, film, politics and society. More importantly - they're all wicked! Soul Jazz Records' founder Stuart Baker will introduce each of the films and Soul Jazz Records’ Soundsystem DJ’s in the bar before and after each screening!
Rastafari - The Dreads Enter Babylon
Buy/info/audio/download now here Soul Jazz Records new album Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 charts the many links between reggae music and the Rastafarian religion. Spanning nearly 30 years of revolutionary music and featuring the music of Count Ossie, Johnny Clarke, The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus, Bongo Herman, Roy Ashanti (The Congos), Earth & Stone, Mutabaruka and many more, this is an in-depth look at some of the most unique and righteous music ever made and comes complete with a 40+ page outsize booklet, containing exclusive photography and extensive historical and contextual sleevenotes. Read Pitchfork feature here
Iron in the Soul
Read Leah Gordon talking about her new Haiti DVD Iron In The Soul out now on Soul Jazz Records to Jocks and Nerds here
Save yourself $2,590 dollars and get 18 more killer tracks at the same time! Our new album Disco 2 is out now with all-killer tracks! Buy/listen/download here
Disco 2 out now!
KILLER EXCLUSIVE FUNK & SOUL 45s!!
Onyl available here! Inell Young, Salt, Brief Encounter, The Explosions, Professor Longhair, Chuck Carbo, Marilyn Barbarin, Wild Magnolias & more. See all our WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE unique 45s here!
Iron In The Soul DVD - The Haiti Documentary Films of Leah Gordon
Buy DVD now here on Soul Jazz Films/Records! This is a fantastic new DVD collection of Leah Gordon's stunning Haiti documentaries filmed over a 15 year period including the feature'length film A Pig's Tale. Check out trailor for one of the films, Bound pa Bounda, here: Sun Ra meets Voodoo rhythms in drag - killer!!
New! Sounds of the Universe - Art + Sound 2012-15
Buy/listen here "It's doubtful you'll hear a better compilation of contemporary electronic sounds this year." QUIETUS "Soul Jazz Records set Sounds of the Universe: Art + Sound 2012-15 features some of the heaviest Afrofuturistic producers out there:" PITCHFORK Our new Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe album is now available to buy!
NEW Ras G Exclusive Collectors Vinyl Etched 12" V. LTD. 300 COPIES
Buy/listen here now! As a prelude to our massive new double album (2CD, Two volumes of 2xLP) Sounds of The Universe: Art + Sound 2012-2015 released next week on Sounds of the Universe/Soul Jazz Records We bring you this WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE VINYL ETCHED RAS G 12" EP to customers of Sounds Of The Universe/Soul Jazz Records. You can only buy this direct from us here at Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe. These three tracks will be appearing on the 2CD but NOT on the LPs - this is your only chance to buy these tracks on vinyl! This single is the new extremely limited 300 copies 180-gm vinyl the tenth in our unique and highly sought-after and collectible Art +Sound 12" set of releases. INSTANT COLLECTORS ITEMS - these sell out fast! ALL PREVIOUS Art + Sound 12"S ARE SOLD OUT & DELETED! You can also pre-order the massive forthcoming Sounds of the Universe album now here
Nu Yorica! 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition Out Now on Soul Jazz Records!
NU YORICA! Culture Clash in New York City. Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition out now on Soul Jazz Records on double CD, two seperate volumes of double vinyl (+ download code) and worldwide digital album! " Soul Jazz Records was among the first systematic, thoughtful explorers of a musical past. It's clear that Nu Yorica is still one of the best collections that has ever been put together. It remains now, as it was then, an electrifying glimpse into a pulsing, sonically radical musical world, one that had never been presented in such coherent overview, and has not been since. Expertly conceived and selected this collection is tightly focussed on the explosively original and fiercely funky musical intersection that was 1970s Afro-Latin New York. Everything that sounded fresh 20 years ago still sounds that way." The Wire May 2015 Buy/listen here
Six Studio One Vinyl Re-presses in stock now!
Six long out of print Studio One/Soul Jazz albums back in print! Now with free download code. Back in print vinyl titles are: Studio One Discomix Studio One Rub A Dub Studio One Rude Boy Studio One Dub 2 Studio One Sound Studio One Story (now as stand alone album)
'Downbeat Special' Studio One Collectors 7" Box Set
Buy/info/tracklisting now here. Studio One Downbeat Special Box Set: 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.
New Orleans Funk EXCLUSIVE 45!
Buy/listen now here. Last seen on Popsike in 2014 where it sold for $462! EXCLUSIVE 45 Unbelieveably heavyweight New Orleans funk monster! Produced by the imcomparible Eddie Bo and originally released in 1970 on Eddie's own Bo Sound. It's a bomb! Exact replica reproduction, wicked sound, killer funk 7" 45 on Soul Jazz Records! THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now! Buy/listen to all our exclusive funk and soul 45s here
Record Store Day Street Party 2015
This is the view outside Sounds of the Universe/Soul Jazz in Soho on Record Store Day this year! Thanks to everyone who came and hope you enjoyed the party!
Lloyd McNeill - Tanner Suite
Lloyd McNeill - Tanner Suite (Universal Sond) 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. Buy/listen here
Popol Vuh - Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods
Popol Vuh - Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods Buy/info/audio here now! Super-deluxe collectors very limited edition Popol Vuh box set vinyl + DVD and 2CD + DVD new on Soul Jazz Records. "A Loving tribute ... a comprehensive package" Pitchfork Read full Pitchfork feature review here.
EXCLUSIVE New Orleans Funk 45 - Chuck Carbo & The Soul Finders
Buy/listen here MASSIVE double-sider funk bomb produced by Eddie Bo! This is the latest EXCLUSIVE release of rare and killer New Orleans Funk 45s - one of the heaviest you will ever find! Boom tunes! THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now! See all the EXCLUSIVE 45s titles only available here!
EXCLUSIVE New Orleans Funk 45 - The Wild Magnolias
Buy/listen here This is the first ever single from The Wild Magnolias - a massive, massive slice of super-percussive New Orleans second line funk meets Mardi Gras Indian chants and rhymes. Two killer tunes on this amazing exact replica EXCLUSIVE V.LTD. 45 THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now! See all the EXCLUSIVE 45s titles only available here!
NEW Studio One Jump-Up: The Birth Of A Sound
Out now! Buy here Info/audio here Featuring The Skatalites, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Derrick Morgan, Lord Creator, The Maytals, Lester Sterling, Clue J and The Blues Blasters, Count Ossie, Lascelles Perkins and more! Excellent New Studio One release featuring loads of killer early tunes. Includes booklet text and lots of nice pix!
EXCLUSIVE New Orleans Funk £1500 Single SALT - HUNG UP
Buy/listen here. FACT mag. no. 6 BEST FUNK RECORD EVER MADE! Soul Jazz Records' latest EXCLUSIVE New Orleans Funk bomb: SALT - HUNG UP Last original copy sold on EBAY for £1450. Has not turned up in the last 8 years! And for those of you who have never heard the B-side - it's also a killer SUPER HEAVY FUNK/PSYCH WORKOUT. Two killer tunes on this amazing exact replica EXCLUSIVE V.LTD. 45 THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now! See all the EXCLUSIVE 45s titles here!
Two new PUNK 45 albums out now on Soul Jazz Records!
Two killer new PUNK 45 albums out now! Read PITCHFORK piece on the albums here. Read Quietus feature here PUNK 45: Extermination Nights in the Sixth City Cleveland, Ohio: Punk and the Decline of the Mid-West 1975-82 Buy/info/audio here PUNK 45: Burn, Rubber City Burn! Akron, Ohio: Punk and the Decline of the Mid-West 1975-82 Buy/info/audio here