Archive for the Disco Category
Originally recorded in 1981, this album is best known for its tropical boogie bomb ‘Let’s Talk About It’. Having drawn attention from diggers for quite some time, it’s finally available again on vinyl. Besides this killer boogie tune five other tracks from the album that have remained unknown to most […]
“Produced by the legendary Patrick Adams, the studio-bound disco unit Cloud One made its debut in 1975 with the spectacular Atmosphere Strut. At a time when most music was recorded with a full army of studio musicians, Cloud One records were mostly played, arranged and mixed in their entirety by […]
Pacific Breeze documents Japan’s blast into the stratosphere. By the 1960s, the nation had achieved a postwar miracle, soaring to become the world’s second largest economy. Thriving tech exports sent The Rising Sun over the moon. Its pocket cassette players, bleeping video games, and gleaming cars boomed worldwide, wooing pleasure […]
We welcome Ed Longo and his studio project The Applied Arts Ensemble debut on Early Sounds with The Other Fantasy, the result of many recording sessions that took place in different places around Europe. Conceived with a strong jazz-funk, fusion and boogie sound it has been conceptualized around the idea […]
The Five track EP kicks off with a slinky jazz funk, balearic mover entitled “Camera Dans La Nuit” that weaves the influences of Wally Badarou, and early Brit Funk bands such as Freeez and Light Of The World into a melodic affair that could’ve come straight out of the summer […]
Jayda G will release her debut album “Significant Changes” via Ninja Tune. Musically it’s a blend of vintage drum machine funk drawing heavily on Chicago’s house blueprint – as evidenced by new single ‘Leave Room 2 Breathe’ featuring vocals by life-long friend and frequent collaborator Alexa Dash. The album is […]
Le Très Groove Club present a reissue of José Pharos’s Boucles Rythmiques. After launching Le Très Jazz Club, Fuzati (Klub des Loosers) and Modulor are now starting Le Très Groove Club, their new label dedicated to vinyl reissues of groove masterpieces. This second release keeps on honoring Jacky Giordano’s work, […]
Judy Pollak’s late 70s LP is extremely rare and charming piece of music. Not just a Soul and Funk LP, sprinklings of folkiness in Judy’s vocal make this a fairly unique and fantastic listen, no wonder it can hit $1000 when it comes up for sale. Recorded in 1977 at […]
Mystic Jungle is back with 4 killer tunes!! Four slabs of stylish and edgy electronic Italo-Disco cuts by the head honcho of Periodica Records and Futuribile Record Club. Four essential exotic tunes coming straight from his West Hill Studio in Italy.
After many years the long lost Apocalyptic Disco Funk offering has been unearthed and re-released for the world to hear. Rob’s prophetic pre-apocalypse disco message, Hellfire, was originally released as a promotional LP by Nigerian label Taretone. Though a seminal work by Rob, disco stylings had fallen from vogue on […]
Kumasi was a band from 1980’s South Africa. Comprised of Ray Phiri (song-writing, guitar, vocals), Jabu Sibumbe (bass), Lloyd Lelosa (keys) and Isaac Mtshali (percussion) this was a lost project from the members of SA heavyweight bands “The Cannibals” and “Stimela”. They penned Kumasi somewhere in-between the transition from “The […]
The italian disco funk masters from Periodica come with a sweet new ep by Pascal! Two new disco-dub joints by Pascal inspired by the fresh breeze of an oceanic archipelago, plus an obscure cosmic-boogie reinterpretation of the previously released “Nero di Seppia” by label honcho Mystic Jungle and the Casio […]
Reissue of a 1991 demo cd released by Clarence Séti. Multi-genre digital synth compositions possibly intended for a soundtrack. Some romper-jazz, funk, freeform minimalism, and whatever else you want to call it.
The 2nd installment from the label is an anthology of guitarist, composer and producer Yuji Toriyama, regarded as one of the pioneering Japanese fusionists alongside Hiroshi Sato, Ryo Kawasaki and Yasuaki Shimizu. Toriyama has not enjoyed as much recognition as his contemporary, after shunning a solo career in favour of […]
Time Capsule is a new reissue label that unites the record collectors and DJs of the brilliant corners and Beauty & The Beat communities in London. For each release, Kay Suzuki works alongside one co-curator to reinstate and repackage the music they hold dear into perfectly restored historic artifacts. For […]
Double LP version. Midnight In Tokyo is a compilation series that aims to be the perfect companion to nights in Tokyo, collecting tracks by Japanese artists that sound best at night. Vol. 2 (STUDIOMUL 006CD/LP, 2018) focused more on ’80s jazz fusion, but the latest installment, Vol. 3, picks up […]
NON Worldwide co-founder Nkisi rolls out an instant modern classic with 7 Directions for UIQ. A masterful debut album informed by African cosmology and Congolese rhythms, it’s aesthetically comparable with music ranging from Æ’s Incunabula to The Connection Machine’s Painless, Lee Gamble hyperprisms and William Bennett’s Cut Hands, but ultimately […]
Beautiful Superfly reissue of wicked privately pressed Tennessee Modern Soul LP from 1980, check the killer ‘come groove with me’, ‘since I met you’ and ‘music’, all instant classics!
Reissue of South African disco release. The title track ‘Dance’, written by Belgian composer Frank Degrijse, was released by Night Force and became a hit throughout Europe in 1980.
The Secret Squirrel returns with number two in this limited edition series of vinyl only, dancefloor delights. Having given 80s unclassic “Ma Foom Bey” the full treatment last time round, the remixing rodent this time takes Eddy Grant and the Coachhouse Rhythm Section downtown with a head nodding rework of […]
A surefire Afro-Funk classic, long treasured by collectors across the globe, the fantastic self-titled LP from Ghanaian singing/percussion sensation Sidiku Buari nevertheless remains a criminally hard-to find gem. We’re honoured to present the first ever officially licensed vinyl reissue of this undoubted masterpiece. Limited to just 500 copies.With access to the original analogue tape transfers, Simon […]
Italo and Funk! A long standing relationship that goes back to American R&B artists connecting with the Italian audience in the 60’s. At that time the Italian music market was still influential on a global scale and you could find an artist like Wilson Pickett singing in Italian (with a […]