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  • Obscure 1970 deep English funk Very similar to Cymande and...
  • Trading Places present a reissue of Ultrafunk's self-titled album, originally released in 1975 Anonymous British funk studio outfit Ultrafunk was spearheaded by Blues & Soul magazine proprietor John Abbey, who ran a fashionable record shop and label called Contempo in London's West End during the 1970s; he conceived of the...
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    The 1976 New Orleans funk masterpiece of Mardi Gras Indians backed up by The Meters and The Neville Brothers Inducted into the Library National Recording Registry for it’s cultural, artistic and historic importance Sourced from the original master tapes Features liner notes and...
  • Little is known about Norman Feels…but we do know that he was an underground soul sensation in the 1970s He released two classic albums on Just Sunshine Records (the label that was also responsible for putting out milestone recordings by artists like Betty Davis, Karen Dalton and Arica) Over the years, Norman’s songs have...
  • Putting something back is how Will Holland (Quantic) described the reason for starting The Quantic Soul Orchestra Having released two successful albums on Tru Thoughts under his Quantic guise - The 5th Exotic and Apricot Morning (which fused jazzy and breakbeat sounds), he felt his next musical adventure would be to focus on the...
  • Drift Up To Space is AMBIANCE’s second album released in 1980 on Da Mon Records, Los Angeles Sublime from the beginning to the end, it has become a sought-after collector’s item Some of the best fusion on record! "Influenced by the modal jazz of John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, McCoy Tyner and Rahsaan Roland Kirk,...
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    The third album from London-based multi-instrumentalist, Robohands ‘Shapes’ fuses elements of jazz, krautrock, hip hop and ambient music For fans of Khruangbin, Yusef Dayes, CAN, Coltrane and 70s library music moods Shapes is the solo project of London based composer, instrumentalist and producer Andy Baxter His debut LP...
  • Mad About Records presents a reissue of Joe Gallardo & Sol's Sol, originally released in 1975 Sol is a Latin-funk psych fuzz blaster that basically covers all the realms of rare record collecting in one shot There's the funk fuzz blaster "Maranatha" or the Ray Barretto Latin jazz groove cut "El Que Se Fue" with freaky synth...
  • Mad About Records present a reissue of Jay Days' Between The Swells, originally released in 1978 A killer AOR rarity Jay Days' only album presents eight killer funky AOR sounds and blue-eyed soul tracks Rarely surfaced in the collectors' market, the album is finally reissued on vinyl A band formation with mysterious session men...
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    Hot on the heels of ‘Mordechai’, the critically acclaimed third album from US psych-rockers Khruangbin, the Texas trio are set to become the latest act to present their own LateNightTales in the popular, long-running musician-curated album series Having first come to prominence in 2013 when producer and DJ Bonobo included...
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    Equatorial groove excursions by Parbleu on this new Periodica release A multi-cultural fever dream of imagined sonic exotica, one featuring both evocative instrumentals and breathtaking vocal performances and where energized expanses of dynamic disco, futuristic funk, and cinematic jazz fusion are colored over by warming vibes of...
  • Love for Atmosfear was born out of the underground UK dance scene of the early 1980s; from nightclubs, pirate radio shows and soul weekenders A localised scene that went on to have a global influence The band’s most notable track ‘Dancing in Outer Space’ is a certified classic It was a chart hit in the UK and was also...
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    Thanks to Kenny Dixon Jr for believing and supporting the vision and music Thanks to all the musicians for sharing their talent Thanks to DJ Seth Carter and Motor City Wine for the opportunity to taste test the sauce on the dance floor in Detroit And a special thanks to the design team at bar bpm Okinawa, Japan for their hard...
  • Double LP version Tokyo Dreaming is a superb selection picked from the highly collectible Nippon Columbia label and its Better Days sub-label Wewantsounds have teamed up with journalist and Japanese music expert Nick Luscombe The selection mixes electro, synth-pop, funk, and ambient and includes many sought-after rarities and...
  • Inspired by the global funk sounds to come out of Africa and the Middle East in the 1970’s, The Bombillas offer their unique take while forging a sound that is distinctly their own This Los Angeles quartet’s self titled debut LP utilizes vintage keyboards, lap steel, drums, bass, and guitar that come together in a melting pot...
  • This is the 1973 solo album by Ghanaian percussionist Anthony Kwaku Bah, who was given the nickname “Reebop” by American jazz legend Dizzie Gillespie He passed away early at the age of 39 in Stockholm in 1983, but before made himself a name for his works with UK 70s rock heroes Traffic and German Krautrockers Can, amongst...
  • The 1970 debut album from Kool and the Gang scored a couple of hits with The Gangs Back Again and the title cut, but more importantly, it heralded the arrival of what was to become a juggernaut on the R&B scene This all-instrumental record is years away from the commercial successes of Jungle...
  • "Aulos“ is a woodwind instrument from ancient Greece - like the tenor sax is a woodwind instrument of modern times In its mythological meaning the Aulos symbolises ecstasy and this-worldliness It was played by the Satyrs, who surrounded Dionysos, the god of earthly bliss Will Jimi Tenor turn into Jimi Aulos on this joyful album...
  • Record Kicks reissues mythical Calibro 35's third album "Ogni Riferimento A Persone Esistenti O A Fatti Realmente Accaduti È Puramente Casuale" sampled by Dr Dre in "Compton" on limited edition Gatefold LP and Digital Deluxe Edition Completing the trilogy of Calibro 35's reissues, RK presents "Any Resemblance To Real Persons...
  • Reissue The Mighty Mocambos’ new album “Showdown” sets another cornerstone in their prolific career as a globally active instrumental funk outfit While maintaining their organic approach of recording real musicians live on tape, the group has refined their trademark sound with a dramatic edge, a hard hitting production and...
  • A fun and catchy, but deep set of songs by a mysteriously dark executive character, exploring themes of capitalism and the power of money, all while somehow remaining funky as hell Brooklyn guitar maestro Max Zuckerman strikes out from his regular jazz-pop band "Blue Jazz TV" with a tour de force concept album...
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    “Body & Soul” marks Stefano Tirone aka S-Tone Inc’s return, three years after “Onda”, a work dense of soul / disco / funk hints from the late ‘70s, a historical period that Stefano fully experienced and that inevitably left deep traces in his way of creating music This sound has also inspired the two unreleased...
  • "A forest is mystery but the desert is truth" - K Miller Original Cultures is proud to present the second album from Oké, a trio from Bologna composed of veteran producer Andrea "Katzuma" Visani, William Simone, and Andrea Calì Following a debut release in 2016 via Queen Spectra, they return with a double album inspired by...
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    A pocket symphony for the Modern Funk era, breezily moving between City Pop, Bob James-style Jazz Fusion, and romantic 80s Library music Topflight disco producer Liquid Pegasus shows a deeper side under his Toby Glider moniker A continuation in theme from his in-demand EP on Chicago's Star Creature label and long sold-out debut on...
  • Spanning the divide between backwoods swamp rock and US psychedelia, Magic evolved from Lansing, Michigan-based band, Next Exit, which singer-songwriter Duane King and his bassist brother Nick joined in 1968 The following year the group became Magic and things stepped up a gear with the introduction of lead guitarist Joey Murcia,...
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    A selection of 22 tracks from pulled from the 7-inch catalog of Colemine Records, a label steeped in modern groups recording deep funk and soul music, similar to Daptone Records Many of these tracks are presented here on an LP for the first time First 2000 copies on RSD exclusive red vinyl and foil...
  • Maximilian “Twig” Turnbull, the Toronto-based creative with a flair for the eccentric, has a certain way of making madness seem comprehensible Though different from his normal brand of neo-psychedelia (which is often recorded under the name Slim Twig), Turnbull’s Badge Époque Ensemble, a mostly instrumental musical...
  • Raphäel Toiné’s Ce Ta Ou / Sud Africa Révolution, one of the most gorgeous Zouk albums ever made Funk arrangements, fat bass, and crazy synths all melt together in a record that transports the dancer to a remote piece of land in the middle of the Caribbean This rare Afro-boogie and Zouk synth funky LP was recorded in...
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    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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    A rare 1982 jazz masterpiece, unearthed by The Mighty Zaf Cut at 45rpm, pressed on heavyweight vinyl and housed in a gatefold...
  • The stars and their reflection on the sea still inspire Pellegrino and his live band Zodyaco Their second LP 'Morphè' released on Early Sounds Recordings, is an ode to Naples as seen from Vesuvius The ensemble that follows him through this musical journey has been enriched with new members for the continuous development of the...
  • Be With Records present a reissue of Junie's Suzie Super Groupie, originally released in 1976 Walter "Junie" Morrison released his third solo LP, Suzie Super Groupie, in 1976 A slick, smooth and soulful record, it's a genre-melting tour de force with rich elements of proto-boogie, funk, and jazz The sublime "Suzie Thundertussy"...
  • Originally out in 2010, Calibro 35's classic second full-length of cinematic funk and library groovers gets reissued on...
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    Here's a remastered reissue on 180-GRAM VINYL of a rare 1973 jazz-funk gem On 'Sweet Sister Funk', tenor saxophone player Morris leads a totally groovy outfit The album was produced by Sonny...
  • Washington DC's Richard Simms' second release on EM Records contains three previously unreleased tracks from his single-mindedly all-encompassing world, plus his own remix of one older track The second disc of this double 12-inch 45RPM release features remixes/reconstructions by German musician DJ Slyngshot and the Osaka duo YYPYY...
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    Swamp Dogg's first album, reissued for the very first time on vinyl (original gatefold jacket) since its original release in 1970 ''Total Destruction To Your Mind'', has been called ''one of the most gloriously gonzo soul recordings of all...
  • 1970s Detroit American funk-soul group signed to Invictus, part of the legendary HDH label group (HollandDozier- Holland), who helped define the iconic Motown sound Highlights include 1971 single ‘She’s Not Just Another Woman’ which was picked up by radio stations and reached #11 in the US Billboard charts This was followed...
  • LOUIS 'SILKY' VINCENT released four 45s on the small HOOK UP label in the late '70s All of them are very hard to find these days and included on this 8-track album Incl BREEZING, CHANGED MAN, GET DOWN 4 YOUR ACTION, and some...
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    They say there’s no rest for the weary, and that surely seems to be the case for Soul Supreme The work of Jerusalem-born, Amsterdam-based keyboardist/producer shows an insatiable hunger to study music and learn from the greats An inexhaustible quest to grow, as a scholar of sound Most recently with two 7-inch-shaped self-studies...
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    "One of the highlights of the years so far a tripped out, psychedelic-funk masterpiece Echoes of Japanese inspired funk, sit alongside classic Library music arrangements and cinematic scores, joined by some psych- folk-rock flavors and wonky synths, all combine with a hip-hop aesthetic A real beauty!!!" - Gareth Stephens, Mr...
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    Record Kicks announces a reissue of mega in-demand Calibro 35 legendary self-titled debut LP Record Kicks proudly announces the reissue of CALIBRO 35 self-titled legendary debut full length The publication is part of a trilogy that will see the Milan label reissuing on wax and digitally the first 3 mega in-demand albums of the...
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    The mysterious afro-soul of The Shaolin Afronauts first echoed across the dance floors of Australia in late 2008 Heavily inspired by the sounds of 1970's West Africa, Ethiopia and the pioneering avant-garde jazz artists of the same period, The Shaolin Afronauts draw on the this highly innovative and sometimes volatile era in...
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    The publication of "Jet Sounds" in October 2000 and its subsequent release on the international market represented the turning point from the initial productions carried forward by Schema and the new course taken by the label reaching sales of 40,000 copies and still counting It's the year 2000 and the avant-garde of the new jazz...
  • Six years before the release of his landmark Mother Earth’s Plantasia LP, composer and arranger Mort Garson met experimental film director Skip Sherwood, who was interested in an electronic score for his new movie, Didn’t You Hear While not much is known now about the exact nature of their collaboration, we have Garson’s...
  • Where will you hide when the world around you is closing in On their latest LP, GFO invites you to close your eyes and take a dive into your subconscious Strings and horns float around from ear to ear while their three sirens explore themes of isolation, fear of the unknown, and the fabrication of self-image It’s a soulful...
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    Being the humble guys that they are, Surprise Chef aren't going to admit they have something very special going down However, there must be some magic in their studio, or maybe in the fact they all share a house and have formed close bonds, or perhaps from absorbing the DIY ethos of running their own record label that has...
  • Incarcerated funk has no right to feel this free Musical convicts and actual convicts from across the Commonwealth, The Edge Of Daybreak’s membership wrote and recorded Eyes Of Love while serving out sentences of six to sixty years Set to tape inside Powhatan Correctional Center on the outskirts of Richmond, Virginia, the eight...
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    Here we go again with Cosmic Discotheque Vol 3 After the second volume's Afro-oriented atmospheres, this new chapter will take you right back to the heart of '70s disco funk A glorious decade made of lots of "cheap" records, obscure B sides, and forgotten or even unreleased instrumental versions Tons of often ignored and yet...

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