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  • Where everything Numero begins Three guys in a purple Saturn station wagon drove down to Columbus, Ohio, and came back to Chicago with a lost label—the rest is history In the early ’70s, Bill Moss’ Capsoul imprint could barely break wind in the larger music marketplace, and yet today the label’s output can stand...
  • Dark Entries presents a reissue of Shawn Pittman’s 1989 Dreams, an obscure and highly sought-after private press gem produced and written by Art Forest An undersung figure in the development of the late '80s Detroit techno sound, Forest collaborated with, produced, or penned material for many of the key players in the movement,...
  • The Best Of The MPS Years presents you all the classics and highlights of George Duke’s time at the Black Forest label on one album A curious happenstance in 1966 triggered the partnership between MPS head Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer and George Duke Brunner-Schwer was in San Francisco to record the Art van Damme Quintet After...
  • By popular demand, we are proud to present Ekundayo Inversions Instrumentals Liam Bailey released his debut album Ekundayo on the label at the end of 2020, then in the summer of 2021 El Michels Affair took the tapes from that and did a dub version of the album in his own style aptly titled Ekundayo Inversions Both of these...
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    Bobby Oroza puts his desire for the profound on wax with his sophomore album Get On The Otherside Musically, he has updated the formula we were introduced to on the first record But lyrically, songs are bravely rooted in the more complicated, ubiquitous inner tangles of life like self-examination and coming to terms with the...
  • 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...
  • Pop sensation Vunami's in-demand album Isiqedakoma, from 1986 "Originally from KwaZulu Natal, Vunami made his way to Johannesburg in the mid 80’s to follow his dream of becoming a recording artist He was able to make that dream come true when talent scouts from Decibel Music came across the charismatic youngster At the time...
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    The second release on Canopy Records has the vintage Edo-funk and reggae-disco Colombian based producer Bosq rejoins long-time collaborator and vocalist Kaleta, while also bringing in Ibibio Sound Machine who add their horn section and keyboards, to deliver a true afro-funk-reggae-disco...
  • Curating the tracks for a Mr Bongo Record Club compilation is always such a pleasure At a time when the expression "Music is My Sanctuary" has an even greater cathartic impact for many people, we set out to make this volume an extra special one - like an old favourite mixtape or playlist For Volume 4 in this series, we continue...
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    The debut project from Ginger Root which explores his coming of age and discovery of his sound self coined as Aggressive Elevator...
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    What would it sound like if Ginger Root was asked to make the soundtrack to an American adaptation of a fictitious Japanese film from 1981 entitled, “街のやつ” (Machi No Yatsu) You’d get their new EP, “City Slicker” While the previous Ginger Root albums have had themes of introspectiveness and observations on past...
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    Ginger Root's 3rd full length record entitled, "Rikki" comes from a place of dwelling on past memories, and how they affect the future 25 yrs in the making, GR further defines the self-proclaimed "Aggressive Elevator Soul"...
  • Wewantsounds release Sharayet El Disco a selection of Egyptian '80s disco and boogie tracks curated by Egyptian DJ Disco Arabesquo from his vast collection of cassettes Most tracks have never been released on any other format and are making their vinyl debut with this set A journey through the funky sound of '80s Egypt, Sharayet...
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    Belgium, not the first place you’d think of when it comes to Latin or Afro funk Yet one of the greatest records to blend both styles came from the small northern European country, masterminded by Nico Gomez and his Afro Percussion Inc 'Ritual' is a perfect example of the kind of experimentation that was rife in the 70s and...
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    It's hard to believe we are now up to Volume 5 of our renowned Record Club series Curating these compilations, where we share our latest musical discoveries and old favourites from the global stage, is always a labour of loveThis selection is less dancefloor-driven than our previous volumes, as fewer opportunities for live events...
  • With some of the best DJs and selectors there is a certain mysterious sound or underlying feeling which unites the music they play, regardless of genre, year or tempo Luke Una is a master of telling a story through music and this compilation is a perfect example of his musical alchemy in action Featuring tracks from Yusef Lateef,...
  • Good things come to those who wait The album 'The Children of Scorpio' by Project Gemini aka Paul Osborne is a result of his steeped 30-year musical journey that’s seen him dig deep, study his record collection and re-emerge to fine-tune his craft A cinematic musical journey that plays out like a long-lost soundtrack (think...
  • James Brown had the Apollo Jimi Hendrix had Monterey Pop And Prince had Syracuse, New York’s Carrier Dome—the March 30, 1985 Purple Rain Tour stop that was beamed to millions live via satellite and captured for posterity in the Grammy Award-nominated concert film Prince and The Revolution: Live, and which has since gone down...
  • A classic and essential highlife and Afro funk album from one of the greatest Ghanaian singer and composer, reissued for the first time The legendary Alhaji Kwabena Frimpong's fantastic rare album was recorded in 1984 in Germany and originally produced and distributed from Hamburg K Frimpong was born on July 22nd, 1939 at Ofoase...
  • Born in Queenstown in South Africa's Eastern Cape province in 1938, Patrick Vuyo Matshikiza was raised in a musical family His uncle Todd Matshikiza was a jazz columnist for Drum Magazine in the 1950s and composed the music for King Kong - the all-black musical from 1958 that played in London's West End and launched the career of...
  • Originally released in 1978 All tracks are arranged by Neset Ruacan and Onno Tunc Remastered by Arsivplak Limited 500...
  • You can see why this album is so well sought after, absolutely great musicians and good songs! All fit together nicely, superb mixings and sound! Unfortunately Tayfun Karatekin passed away in 1982, he was only 36 years old! Originally released in...
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    Musica Macondo unearths eight contemporary Brazilian tracks on compilation Brasil Novo, disseminating the rich and percussive heritage of Brazil and Samba De Coco Selected by DJs Tahira (Sao Paulo) and Tim Garcia (London), the diversity and positivity of Brazil shines, featuring elements of samba, candomble, batuques, jazz, folk...
  • E & S Brothers’ 1985 album Taduma holds a unique yet overlooked place in the history of South African dance music When Shadrack Ndlovu and Ernest Segeel teamed up with Dane Stevenson, owner of Blue Tree Studio in downtown Johannesburg, and journeyman producer Taso Stephanou, South Africa’s bubblegum era had just begun,...
  • Experimental jazz outfit High Pulp have picked dup plenty of fans from day one Most of them have been waiting around eagerly for a debut album and finally it has arrived Pursuit of Ends arrives via Los Angeles's ANTI- Records and finds this group of self-proclaimed outsiders in fine form as they brig their own unique, rule...
  • The 12-year anniversary edition of Imperial Tiger Orchestra's Mercato includes the best of both albums Mercato (2011) and Addis Abeba (2010) Remastered with bonuses live recordings in London, Paris, Addis, Tokyo, and Cape Town Imperial Tiger Orchestra, the finest connoisseurs and grooviest performers of Ethiopian music from the...
  • Soulgramma present a reissue of Chakachas' self-titled album, originally released in 1972 Gaston Bogaert aka Tito Madinez (percussion) was the leader of this Belgian band often mistaken for an Afro-American combo, due to their music and unmistakable aesthetics Released in 1972 on local Blue Elephant imprint, their self-titled...
  • KU is paying tribute to one of the most acclaimed and iconic records in the NMS catalogue, with a 2LP vinyl release, with brand new artwork & a bonus remix The re-release is an opportunity for new fans to be exposed to this masterpiece LP, old fans to explore a NMS classic through fresh ears, and for the band to reflect back...
  • Warlock is a super rare funk / rock release on the Holland Dozier Holland’s label Music Merchant Influenced by Funkadelic and MC5, this is the first time ever this album has been reissued on vinyl since it’s release in 1972 Pressed on 140 gram black vinyl with original artwork and printed inner...
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    Official remastered reissue from the original tapes of The Fresh Band’s highly sought-after 1984 classic ‘Come Back Lover’ Produced by The Strikers’ Darryl Gibbs and mixed to maximum effect by the one and only Tony Humphries, this super cool disco boogie floor-burner made it big in the Underground dance clubs of Chicago...
  • Best return in time for the summer with one of the funkiest productions Maurizio 'Sangy' Sangineto has ever conjured Sleazy electro boogie with just the right balance of Italo and soul in the mix, "Baby Come On" was a solo expedition by Armed Gang's James Otis White Jr who hits the juiced-up bass-led groove in consummate...
  • Centered round the cultural melting post of the St Paul’s district, it’s pubs, clubs and blues parties threw together young and old to the sounds of dub, funk, jazz and soul plus the spark lit by punk rock and new wave and spawned music that still resonates today Consisting of a floating line up based around main members Rob...
  • This soul-funk nugget, released in the early '70s on the uber-collectible Maple label, qualifies as a major find based on George Scott's Wilson Pickett-meets-James-Brown vocal stylings and the meaty production of Johnny Brantley (Lee Moses, Ohio Players) alone But when you consider that none other than JIMI HENDRIX played guitar...
  • Another insanely rare and highly coveted soul-funk gem from the tiny Maple label, which was part of Sylvia Robinson's All Platinum empire, and punched way above its weight when it came to '70s R&B The one creative constant at the imprint was producer Johnny Brantley, who worked with everybody from Lee Moses to the Ohio Players...
  • Scandalously scarce Southern soul, originally released on the extremely rare R&R label back in 1976 and currently selling for hundreds of dollars! Shackin' Up was the only LP released by well-traveled soul man Chuck Armstrong, who also recorded for such imprints as Nashville's Sound Stage 7, Detroit's Black Rock, and Miami's...
  • The only conceivable reason this 1973 album isn't generally recognized as a soul-funk classic is because it came out on Bernard Purdie's Encounter label, which mustered only five LP releases before it folded Not only does East Coast boast the inimitable vocal stylings of the great Gwen Guthrie (only her second appearance on...
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    Falk & Klou thrives in the glorious nostalgia of the golden age of grooving jazz, jazzy libraries and pfunky stuff, reimagined in the year of the Corona The Swedish duo consisting of multi instrumentalists Carl Johan Fogelklou and Fredrik Segerfalk who haphazardly met over a pile of vintage synthesizers that required immediate...
  • Jacob Gorensteyn is an Israeli saxophonist and producer Born in the USSR in 1980, his family emigrated to Israel when he was a child, with Jacob picking up the saxophone soon after A long time member and one of the creative forces behind the well-known Israeli brass band Marsh Dondurma, he co-produced all seven of the band's...
  • If you have any of these Insanely rare tracks then a nod of the hat to you This LP includes tracks from the 2 70s soul 45s and the best tracks from the schizophrenic and wonderful self titled super rare LP from Melvin miller and Finley Martin's band known as Premonition and Premonitions Deefunk, Deepsoul, Disco and More A...
  • An exact repro vinyl reissue of this exciting album that blends psychedelic rock, jazz, soul and funk with sitar-drenched Eastern influences The LP was originally released by Buddah in...
  • BACK IN PRINT! An exact repro vinyl reissue of The Voices' 1973 full-length The album includes awesome funk-soul tracks sa 'Cashing In', 'Just Believe In Me', 'Little People' and 'New...
  • Organist Ronnie Foster has collaborated with many greats over the course of his career from George Benson to the Jacksons to Stevie Wonder who brought the organist in to record on his seminal album Songs In The Key Of Life But Foster first caught the ear of Blue Note Records co-founder Francis Wolff with his standout performance...
  • Organist Brother Jack McDuff came to Blue Note in 1969 and made one of the most ambitious albums of his career with Moon Rappin’, which was released in 1970 and featured five funky, spaced-out originals including “Oblighetto,” which would later be sampled by A Tribe Called Quest as the foundation of two of their classic hip...
  • Minoru “Hoodoo” Fushimi’s most wanted and impossible to find first album Thanatos Of Funk is finally reissued for the first time ever, in collaboration with Fushimi himself Thanatos Of Funk is a milestone in Japan’s underground music and electro funk/early hip hop history Entirely self-produced, designed and distributed in...
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    The uncanny duo of Sudi "Space Ghost" Wachspress on production and Teddy Bryant (Urbyne) on vocals, dropping their first single on PPU, successfully securing the catalog # PPU-101 "Introduction to Grown and Sexy Music" Ushering in the next 100 releases for Peoples Potential...
  • The 5th edition of the Future Bubblers compilation An expansion of Gilles Peterson’s network supported by Arts Council England, the ongoing talent discovery and artist development scheme focuses on developing unsigned talent and building audiences for new left-field music With support from PRS Foundation as Talent Development...
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    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...
  • 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...

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