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  • The English shoegaze band Slowdive formed in 1989 and consisted of Nick Chaplin (bass), Rachel Goswell (vocals, guitar), Christian Savill (guitar), Simon Scott (drums), and the band's primary songwriter Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar) The production on Slowdive's debut commenced shortly after Halstead convinced Alan McGee, head of...
  • The Jamaican saxophonist Tommy McCook was a founding member of The Skatalites, but also directed The Supersonics and backed many sessions for Bunny Lee or The Revolutionaries As a producer, McCook also released several album on his own name, including Reggay At It's Best The album's selection of top Reggae tunes perfectly suit...
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    Culture is the Jamaican roots reggae group who founded in 1976 The trio was led by Joseph Hill and also featured Kenneth Dayes and Albert Walker Not long after releasing their classic debut album Two Sevens Clash, a dub version followed This version having the tunes produced by Jamaica's first female producers Sonia Pottinger and...
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    Scratch The Super Ape is the 1976 studio album by Lee Perry's studio band The Upsetters The lineup consisted of Boris Gardener on bass, Mikey Benbow on drums, Earl Smith on guitar, Keith Sterling on keys and the horn quartet Bobby Ellis, Dirty Harry, Herman Marquis, and Vin Gordon The album is recorded at Lee Perry's studio and is...
  • Mwandishi is one of Herbie Hancock's first departures from his traditional jazz sounds The album which was recorded in a single session on New Year's Eve is a much more spacier effort compared to his earlier works, created by Hancock's us of electronic effects devices His sextet is the most progressive ensemble he played with and...
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    The English shoegaze band Slowdive formed in 1989 and primarily consisted of Nick Chaplin (bass), Rachel Goswell (vocals, guitar), Christian Savill (guitar), Simon Scott (drums) and the band's primary songwriter Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar) Souvlaki is Slowdive's second studio album, originally released in 1993 It's considered...
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    July were a psychedelic rock band from Ealing, London that lasted barely a year, leaving behind one of the most sought-after LPs of the British psychedelic boomThe band's music was a blend of psychedelic rock and psychedelic pop, marked by lush harmonies, acoustic guitars, keyboards, and intricate lead guitar work Although none of...
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    Shades Of Blue is a project that turns over the legacy of the esteemed Blue Note jazz label to one of hip-hop's most unique artists, Madlib He is considered to be one of hip-hop's most inventive visionaries and connects it's productions through smart lyrics and poetics The album opens with the declaration that "We are now having...
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    On their fourth album BGM, YMO continued where they left off with X∞ Multiplies, by venturing further into synthesizers, drum computers and experimentation with rhythm, sequences and speeds This album is more focused on atmosphere and mood, some even say this album is a turning point for YMO and the international Pop music...
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    Morphine is an alternative rock band formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1989 Their debut album Good was released in 1992 The band's instrumentation was slightly unusual for a rock band: front man Mark Sandman's used a two-string bass guitar played with a slide; while adding touches of guitar, piano, electronic organ, and other...
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    The American rock band Cracker origins from Bakersfield, California and was formed in 1990 by lead singer David Lowery and guitarist Johnny Hickman, who both came from the band Camper Van Beethoven After signing with Virgin in 1991, they released their self-titled debut album the year after The album included “Happy Birthday To...
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    Lords Of The Underground (LOTUG) is a hip-hop trio consisting of Newark, New Jersey's MC's Mr Funke, Dupré "Doitall" Kelly and Cleveland-native DJ Lord Jazz who met while still at University Introduced by a friend they hooked up with legendary producer and radio personality Marley Marl, and with him and K-Def, laid the basis...
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    By the late 1970s, dub was firmly established as a favorite subgenre of the reggae canon, with every Jamaica-based record producer devoted to the style Sonia Pottinger was no exception, and with Treasure Isle Studios sound engineer Errol Brown, she had one of the best exponents in the business His dub master talents reflected in a...
  • Love Quantum is the seventh studio album by Grammy Award nominee Theo Croker since his 2007 debut The album finds Croker making his first-ever foray into the concept of love, once again inviting listeners on a genre-defying journey across time and space in discovery of the self and our shared human experience Of the album, Croker...
  • Bronx-born hip hop artist and producer Diamond is known as one of the founding members of the New York collective Diggin' in the Crates Crew He produced for a number of artists, including Cypress Hill, House Of Pain, KRS-One, Xzibit and won a Grammy Award for his production of the title track from The Fugees' iconic album The...
  • Joseph Thomas Escovedo, better known as Coke Escovedo, was an American percussionist who played in several genres, including jazz fusion, R&B, and soul Escovedo played with great names such as Cal Tjader and was a member of Santana and Azteca In 1976 he released his second solo studio album Comin' At Ya!, which counts 11...
  • Star People Nation is a project described by Theo Croker himself as an intimate exploration of “the everyday rituals of blackness” A translation of his personal, spiritual and creative experience, the album is a self-reflective collection of powerfully passionate and boundary-busting compositions that speak to our greater,...
  • Theodore Lee Croker is an American jazz trumpeter, composer, producer and vocalist He is a Grammy Award nominee, three-time Echo Award nominee, as well as a Theodore Presser Award recipientAs the grandson of trumpeter Doc Cheatham, Theo Croker has jazz music in his DNA Escape Velocity is his fourth studio album, originally...
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    American trumpeter Chet Baker was a major innovator in cool jazz, leading him to be nicknamed “the prince of cool” He earned much attention and praise through the Fifties, particularly for albums featuring his vocals This included his 1954 album Chet Baker Sings and its follow-up Chet Baker Sings Again in 1985 The latter he...
  • After John Squire left The Stone Roses, he formed The Seahorses in 1996 together with Stuart Fletcher, Chris Helme and Andy Watts The year after they released their debut album Do It Yourself, which was produced by Tony Visconti Visconti had his first hit with T Rex' “Ride A White Swan” and was involved in many David Bowie...
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    Guru's Jazzmatazz 1, originally released in 1993, is one of the first albums to combine a live jazz band with hip hop production and rapping Guru had a vision and brought together a diverse group of jazz cats both old and new school; Lonnie Liston Smith, Branford Marsalis, Ronny Jordan, Donald Byrd and Roy Ayers and vocalists like...
  • Monk's Dream is the first album jazz musician Thelonious Monk released on Columbia Records It was recorded in 4 days in autumn 1962 and issued a year later The Thelonious Monk Quartet consisted of Monk (piano), Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), John Ore (bass), and Frankie Dunlop (drums) Jazz scholars and enthusiasts alike also...
  • Swervedriver are an English alternative rock band formed in Oxford in 1989 around core members Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge Mezcal Head is their second album, originally released in 1993 The album includes their most successful single "Duel", which was awarded NME's Single of the Week The album turned out to be one of the...
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    In the late '70s Greg Sage formed his punk rock band Wipers Even though most of his devoted fans consider it a trajesty that his name isn't as known as the bands that were inspired by him (Nirvana ao), the misunderstood and underrated musician was happy to remain in the underground Throughout his lengthy and prolific career with a...
  • Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on purple coloured 180-gram audiophile vinyl Zapp (also known as the Zapp Band or Zapp and Roger) is undoubtedly the most influential group in the Electro sub-genre of Funk Zapp achieved most of it's mainstream recognition from the single "More Bounce To The Ounce" from their...
  • Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on translucent green coloured 180-gram audiophile vinyl Evolucion by Harold y Su Banda is a 1975 production of funky rhythms and lush soundscapes, recorded in Bogotá between 1973 and 1975 at the legendary Ingeson Studios The album is known to many aficionados of Columbian/Latin...
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    The Jazz Messengers were a jazz combo that was founded by Art Blakey, together with Horace Silver Soon after its founding, the Jazz Messengers became known as an incubator for young talent Band leader Art Blakey led the collective for over 35 years The 1978 formation has been described by critics as one of Blakey's strongest...
  • It was 1974 when Magma's fourth studio album Ẁurdah Ïtah came out Originally, the album was released under the name of Tristan Et Iseult as a solo studio film soundtrack by founding member Christian Vander He recorded the music for Yvan Lagrange's 1872 avant-garde film Tristan Et Iseult The recordings took place only a month...
  • Two years after the release of their eponymous debut, Elf recorded Carolina County Ball It's a very versatile album and has elements of hard rock, funk, blues and honky-tonk in it Deep Purple's bassist Roger Glover produced the album Elf was an American rock band founded by singer and bassist Ronnie James Dio (later Black...
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    Keep It Like A Secret is the fourth full-length album released by Indie Rock band Built To Spill, originally released in 1999 With their first major label release Perfect From Now On in 1997, Built to To Spill became one of the United States' most recognizable Indie Rock bands With Keep It Like A Secret, Built To Spill not only...
  • Magma has been one of France's most influential bands since their founding in 1969 They released their fifth studio album Köhntarkösz in 1974, which set them off in a completely new musical direction The band used a more restrained approach, which resulted in every hit seeming to weight twenty tons by contrast The result is a...
  • The Infamous is the second studio album by the American Hip Hop duo Mobb Deep, released in 1995 The album features guest apperances from Nas, Wu-Tang Clan members, Reakwon and Ghostface Killah It marked Mobb Deep's transition from a relatively unknown Rap duo to an influential and commercially successful one One of the...
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    Dutch jazz pianist Jack van Poll started playing the piano at four years old and grew up to become one of The Netherlands' most talented and influential jazz musicians During the Düsseldorfer Festival in 1962, his trio Tree-Oh was declared as Best Orchestra in the Modern Style Van Poll formed the Tree-Oh together with Mary Hehuat...
  • Formed in Reading in 1987, Chapterhouse took the unusual step of rehearsing and gigging for well over a year before recording even a demotape Initially, the band got lumped in with the British acid rock scene of the time, a mistake hardly rectified by the band's early performances supporting the rather laidback Spacemen 3...
  • Bernie Worrell was a keyboardist and composer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic Worrell broke genres, not only within funk, but also hip hop and rock...
  • The British shoegaze pop band Engineers was formed in London in 2003 by Mark Peters, Simon Phipps, Andrew Sweeney and Dan MacBean MacBean is also known as the guitarist in The Shining After being signed to Echo Records, the band released their self-titled debut album in 2005 The album features the acclaimed tracks “Home”,...
  • Mikey Dread is known as one of the most multi-faceted artists, comfortably taking in both the positions of producer and artist By the late Seventies he had started his own label, working with artists such as Edi Fitzroy, Sugar Minott and Earl Sixteen, as well as producing his own work On his own label he released World War III in...
  • DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) is an influential German electropunk band from Düsseldorf (Germany) The band claimed not to target anything while writing lyrics, but to surround around Delgado-López's fascination with the sound of particular words While recording their album Für Immer, the band split up After four...
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    Tower Of Power is known to blend soul, funk, jazz and rock like no other band and has done so successfully for the past 50 years Their debut album East Bay Grease was originally released in 1970 on Bill Graham's Fillmore Records The name of the album also describes its genre, which includes a “brass heavy funk-rock sound” The...
  • Velvett Fogg are a psychedelic rock band hailing from Birmingham, England Active during the late 1960's, Velvett Fogg were one of the many new bands from the Birmingham underground scene trying to take pop and rock music to a higher level of creativity They were given a record deal by Pye Records, through which they released their...
  • First-wave American punk rock band DMZ was formed during the late Seventies when vocalist Jeff Conolly stole the lead position by out-performing the previous lead vocalist Eventually, Conolly also brought keyboards and original songs into the mix After signing with Sire Records, they recorded their debut album with Flo & Eddie...
  • Crazy Horse is an American rock band best known for their association with Neil Young, with whom they have recorded and performed live since the late 60s Their self-titled debut came out in 1971, although members of the band had already released a previous album as The Rockets and had appeared on record twice with Young It was the...
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    To celebrate the 45th anniversary of iconic Dutch jazz label Timeless Records, Music On Vinyl is releasing a series that features albums that are part of the Timeless Records legacy and will be released mainly throughout 2022 To this day, jazz pianists are influenced by Bill Evans by his use of impressionist harmony,...
  • The British jazz/hip hop fusion collective Us3 founded in 1992 in London and its notable members included producers Mel Simpson and Geoff Wilkinson The group scored a major hit in 1994 with “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)”, a track that displayed the group's fondness for sampling classic recordings from the Blue Note label (in this...
  • The Jamaican reggae and dub musician Linval Thompson's career began around the age of 20 He has been a pioneer within the reggae genre and collaborated with many great Jamaican musicians I Love Marijuana was his first self-produced LP in 1978 and followed the success of the same-titled single Other successful tracks include the...
  • “It was a black man in open, conscious resistance of the power that was trying to keep him enslaved—that was me…At last I had a chance to say what I believed in my deepest heart about politics, slavery, and about the genocide of Indians”—Eugene McDaniels a/k/a the left rev mc d talking about his album, Headless Heroes of...
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    Cibo Matto was a Japanese-American band formed by Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori in New York in 1994 Their debut album Viva! La Woman is the only album to be released by them as a duo, before Sean Lennon, Timo Ellis and Duma Love joined the band It therefore also sounds quite different from the rest of the Cibo Matto catalogue: the...
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    In a career laden with highlights and hallmarks in the annals of soul history, Just As I Am is rather overlooked as one of the best soul debuts ever issued Beautifully remastered, Just As I Am is presented to a new generation of listeners who may have missed out the first time With this remastering comes an intimacy, warmth, and...

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