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  • You could call Gabber Modus Operandi’s PUXXXIMAXXX LP a ‘scene-defining’ record That’s except there’s no real ‘scene’ to speak of where the DIY electronic duo come from, deep in the belly of the neo-colonial beast of Bali—an island province of Indonesia where tourism is its biggest industry, mainstream house and...
  • 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...
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    Recorded with Adrian Sherwood at the controls and using the Soul Syndicate band under the name The Arabs Super heavy delivery from Prince Far I with quirky effects from David Toop/Steve Beresford plus backing vocals from Ari Up/Viv from The...
  • The Uniques, featuring Slim Smith, were one of the most popular and enduring vocal harmony groups of the rock steady era Keith 'Slim' Smith grew up in the West Street area of Kingston and had sang with Winston Riley in The Techniques before leaving to set up The Uniques“Before The Wailers hit the most popular group was The...
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    "I really started looking at music Started to experiment on the drums To see if we could make the drum dance by itself'' Sly DunbarThis king size dub album is a lion of a record roaring with dub plates, rarities and obscure gems Dominated by the drums of Sly Dunbar it represents a golden period when Channel One held the key to...
  • 1967 descargas album by Peruvian percussionist Coco Lagos y Sus Orates, featuring Alfredo Linares, Charlie Palomares, Otto de Rojas, Mario Allison… This album was recorded following the success of the descarga sessions released by New York label Alegre Records It includes a version of Cal Tjader´s ‘Mamblues’ and 'Brava...
  • Vampisoul present a reissue of Jorge Ben's Bem-Vinda Amizade, originally released in 1981 Jorge Ben is someone who needs no introduction Since his first hits in the '60s, this artist has become one of the greatest icons of Brazilian pop music His anthems "Mais Que Nada" or "Pais Tropical" are probably two of the most ever-listened...
  • If KiCk i is a multidimensional self-portrait that held all of Arca's many mutations, KICK ii sees her deconstruct reggaeton rhythms she grew up listening to in Caracas, balancing structure and chaos to create her most accessible work yet, without sacrificing any of her uncompromising experimentation; the rising cycle KicK iii...
  • Muddy Waters - Electric Mud - Electric Mud is the fifth studio album by Muddy Waters, with members of Rotary Connection playing as his backing band Released in 1968, it imagines Muddy Waters as a psychedelic musician Producer Marshall Chess suggested that Muddy Waters recorded it in an attempt to appeal to a rock...
  • "This is the neat little dog with the dainty walk that looks like a lamb and can fight like a demon" Mitt Stora Nu is the second album from the Gothenburg-based duo Treasury of Puppies, consisting of Charlott Malmenholt and Joakim Karlsson Nine tracks of life-affirming downer music that were mainly recorded during 2021 and that...
  • The much anticipated second album from Astrid Øster Mortensen New in Gothenburg, the Denmark-born Astrid started to frequent the Discreet Music shop in the summer of 2020 Coincidentally, around the same time Gustaf Dicksson was looking for a Danish vocalist for his upcoming Blod album Missväxt and one thing quickly led to...
  • New Enhet För Fri Musik album, recorded in Gothenburg and Malmö in 2020 by Hugo Randulv, Sofie Herner, Gustaf Dicksson, Matthias Andersson and Dan Johansson A concept album on relationships, family values and broken promises 18 songs Limited edition of 700 copies, Grapefruit has the exclusive for this record in the US with...
  • Born Alice McLeod into a musical Detroit family, Alice Coltrane began playing piano at age seven and later studied with Bud Powell in Paris Upon returning to the States, she joined vibraphonist Terry Gibbs' group and eventually shared a bill with the John Coltrane Quartet In 1965 the two wed in Juárez, Mexico and played alongside...
  • Originally released in 1971, Alice Coltrane's fifth solo album for Impulse! Records sees a reissue on vinyl, mastered at 45rpm for the best possible sound The production is astounding, the quality of improvisation is riveting, the string arrangements are apocalyptic rather than saccharine, the balance of turbulence and calm a...
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    Anthony Naples returns with his second full length album, "Take Me With You", arriving first as a ‘Mixed Version’ cassette inspired and commissioned by the Good Morning Tapes series, followed by Digital, Vinyl and even Long Sleeve T-Shirt formats Originally conceived as a DJ mixtape dedicated to friends and the time spent...
  • Originally released in 2002, the album features early standouts "We've Been Had" and "Wake Up" and was widely acclaimed on release Produced by the Walkmen in their now-defunct Harlem studio Marcata, the album launched a long storied career for the band who would go on to make six full-length albums before going on hiatus in 2013...
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    Swaying & icy electronic dub compilation straight from DELODIO STUDIO SESSIONS Programmed and produced by FM Cut and compiled by Fa_Fane Repress of Froid Dub's "An Iceberg Cruising The Jamaican Coastline" has a confirmed docking...
  • Originally released as a limited edition for Record Store Day in 2019, the mono mix of Pink Floyd’s_ A Saucerful of Secrets_ was remastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman from the 1968 analog tapes Pressed on 180 gram vinyl, the album is presented in a black, poly-lined inner sleeve inside a reproduction of...
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    For its 20th anniversary, Keplar presents an absolute milestone in the history of IDM and ambient music for the first time in its definite form: Together Is The New Alone by Donnacha Costello was originally released on Mille Plateaux in 2001 as the second LP under the Irish producer's given name and firmly established him as one...
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    Arriving seemingly perfectly formed from nowhere, Roxy Music’s self-titled debut instantly propelled the band into the affections of both the music-buying public and the serious music press – no mean feat in 1972 Frontman Bryan Ferry’s lyrical evocations of romance and glamour, pop-art references and allusions to both old...
  • Critically ”Country Life” is deemed to be Roxy Music’s most consistent and sophisticated album, the albums artwork is still to this day considered controversial in certain countries but is non the less iconic around the World Musically and lyrically “Country Life” has been considered more cynical and hard rocking than...
  • Florence + The Machine releases 5th studio album, Dance Fever Written & produced through the haze of two lockdowns, in London & NY with producers Jack Antonoff & Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley Dance Fever sees Florence at the peak of her powers, coming into a fully realized self-knowledge, poking sly fun at her own...
  • "One of the great Ellington albums, one of the great Hawkins albums and one of the great albums of the 1960s" — The New York Times Even though Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins had both been well-known jazzmen since the early 1920s and continued to be successful until their deaths, their only recorded encounter was the LP Duke...
  • Released as part of the Acoustic Sounds Series celebrating 70 years of Contemporary Records, Saxophonist Art Pepper's classic big band album +Eleven features modern jazz classics by Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and more First released in 1960 and recorded by legendary engineers Roy DuNann and Howard Holzer this...
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    This release marks the first vinyl reissue of the jazz classic by master conguero Mongo Santamaría  First released in 1976, Sofrito combines jazz with Afro-Cuban grooves, funk and soul From the simmering blues of “Spring Song” to the devastating bass line of “O Mi Shangó” to the rousing groove of the title track, this...
  • Ex-Food Brain guitarist Shinki Chen, bass player Masayoshi Kabe (also known as M Glue) and Filipino Vietnam war veteran Joey "Pepe" Smith, who doubled as both the trio's drummer and vocalist, released two legendary albums in the early '70s Eve, the earlier of the band's two efforts, was probably the band's only "real" recording,...
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    RAP Music, the fifth studio album by rapper Killer Mike was originally released in 2012 and is finally back in print Production was handled by rapper and producer Jamie "El-P" Meline; the album was the first collaboration between Killer Mike and El-P, who would later form the critically acclaimed duo Run the Jewels RAP Music...
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    As The Black Keys have done their entire career, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney wrote all of the material for their 2022 album, Dropout Boogie, in the studio The new album captures a number of first takes that hark back to the stripped-down blues rock of their early days making music together in Akron, Ohio, basements Highlights...
  • Tyler, The Creator returns with his highly anticipated 6th studio album Call Me If You Get Lost with features from Pharrell Williams, Brent Faiyaz and Lil Wayne The album includes the previously-released songs Lumberjack and Wusyaname as well as...
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    As Late Night Tales moves into a new decade, the long awaited chapter from The Cinematic Orchestra greets us with style Following editions from behemoths of rock Arctic Monkeys and Snow Patrol, The Cinematic Orchestra’s selection sees a return to a more typical Late Night compiler Their association with the series reaches back...
  • Floating Points’ personal collection of global soul, ambient, jazz and folk treasures form the latest in the warmly revered Late Night Tales series Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points’ music taste is notoriously tricky to define, ranging from ethereal classical at one end to coruscating techno at the other, united only in a firm...
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    Donald Byrd’s residency in Paris in 1958 to study with composer Nadia Boulanger gave rise to one of the greatest bands of his career with Bobby Jaspar on tenor sax and flute, Walter Davis, Jr on piano, Doug Watkins on bass and Art Taylor on drums Sam Records is proud to present this previously unreleased concert by the Donald...
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    "The New Backwards" was conceived by Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson in 2007, revisiting stray tracks which hadn't seemed to gel with the material he had chosen for the more somber "Ape of Naples" from 2005, COIL's initial posthumous release, a sort of requiem and a kiss-goodbye to his then recently deceased partner John...
  • The Roots are the influential and critically acclaimed Philadelphia-based band -- described by Rolling Stone as "one of the greatest live acts in the world" and by the Boston Globe as the "greatest hip-hop band in the land" The band has paved the way for live instrumental rap and has won numerous awards for its jazz-influenced,...
  • Jazz musician Sam Gendel collaborates with Antonia Cytrynowicz - the younger sister of his girlfriend Marcella, and aged just eleven at the time of recording - on a remarkable ten-track album ‘Live A Little’ is an improvised marvel, with Gendel’s saxophone and guitar-based backdrops finding a perfect foil in the pure,...
  • Monophonics cordially invite you to attend the grand re-opening of the once thriving, once vibrant establishment, the legendary Sage Motel A place where folks experience the highs and lows of human existence A place where big dreams and broken hearts live, where people arrive at without ever knowing how they got there It's where...
  • The story begins with Kevin Morby absentmindedly flipping through a box of old family photos in the basement of his childhood home in Kansas City Just hours before, at a family dinner, his father had collapsed in front of him and had to be rushed to the hospital That night Morby still felt the shock and fear lodged in his bones So...
  • Far from the twin epicenters of New York and Miami, Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label were both feeling and generating the aftershocks of the mid-'70s salsa boom Holed up in their own bustling Puerto Rican community center on Chicago's west side, these third coast salseros plied their trade outside the hot lights, cutting their...
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    After peaking our interest with a forward-thinking remix of Auntie Flo’s ‘Highlife’ back in 2012, SOPHIE returned the following year with her debut EP for the Huntleys & Palmers label Across gilded dance floors comes the title track ‘Nothing to Say’ – a gloriously buoyant swinging house joint peppered with vocal...
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    On the 7th instalment of his Ilian Skee Series, Skee Mask turns the BPM dial down to zero for a slow and soothing ambient soundbath Distant guitar plucks and angelic vocals meander in and out of the lowkey tape loop vibes present on many of these tracks, bathed in delay and long decays ‘Daytime Gamer (Version)’ blossoms into...
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    After the last double drop in 2020, Skee Mask’s Ilian Skee Series returns to the dancefloor on ISS008, creating an instant contrast with its minimalist cousin ISS007 as soon as the needle drops ‘A14 vs CB’ starts with a skewed electro beat, soon accreting a furious mass of overdriven club rhythms as filtered whips slice...
  • As the final chapter in the initial run of Jazz Is Dead releases, Remixes JID010 continues the creative catharsis of an exhilarating new chapter in jazz music Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad tapped nine iconic creators to reimagine their personal favorites from Jazz Is Dead’s catalogue to-date, who created striking new...
  • When it comes to authentic, ride-or-die hip-hop, few crews have as much resonance as Mobb Deep Featuring two double-threat MCs who also produced – Havoc and the sadly-departed Prodigy – the crew changed the hardcore rap game in 1995 with their sophomore classic The Infamous, and went on to rule the dark corners of hip-hop for...
  • De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest may have been more commercially successful, but the afrocentric, jazz political rap movement and unfadeable Native Tounge Massive started with the Jungle Brothers Their debut full-length Straight Out the Jungle opened up many doors that are walked through by artists like Mos Def, Common and...
  • A new album by legendary Estonian pianist Tõnu Naissoo, accompanied by his new group Tõnu Naissoo Electric Trio ! Accompanied by his synthesizers and two of the best Estonian jazz musicians, bassist Mihkel Mälgand and drummer Ahto Abner, Tõnu Naissoo began recording his album “Different Directions” in the autumn of 2019...
  • "Manchester record store / label All Night Flight delves into the labyrinthine back-catalogue of respected producer Uwe Schmidt’s private label Rather Interesting with a vinyl sampler of the 1995 self-titled album Interactive Music Previously released on CD only, Interactive Music came during a time of explosive creativity for...
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    French chill-out masters, Air, were never going to have any trouble blending a sophisticated mix of mood-enhancing rock and pop for the soul Opening with 'All Cats Are Grey' by The Cure (from the start of their dark Trilogy - Faith: nothing like starting as you mean to go on), it soon swoops into even trippier territory with...
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    Amaryllis is a six-song suite performed by a newly formed sextet of master improvisers, including Halvorson, Patricia Brennan (vibraphone), Nick Dunston (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), Jacob Garchik (trombone), and Adam O’Farrill (trumpet) The Mivos string quartet joins for three of the songs, making this the largest ensemble...

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