Extremely haunting work from Eivind Aarset – a record that continues the experiments of his previous albums on the Jazzland label, but which also comes across a bit more tunefully too! Eivind's still working with a range of guitars, electronics, percussion, and programming – but there's ... read moreCD
Promo 12" single of 2 tracks of the mid 90s Blue Note remix project. Large Professor remixes Cannonball's great version of "Hummin" – and Diamond D remodels Ronnie Foster's killer slow keyboard groove on "Summer Song". ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Loads of great electro sounds here – bassy keyboards, splashy beats, and some cool moogy moments – all wrapped up in the kind of heavy funk we've always loved from Shawn Lee! This cool collaboration with AM furthers the pair's step into the best sounds of the 80s – modes that ... read moreCD
A remixed version of the Ananda Project's Release album – featuring a dozen tracks from that set, all redone in some very ambitious versions! Titles include "Bahia (Kyoto Jazz Massive mix)", "Breaking Down (Blu Mar Ten's back to mine mix)", "Expand Your Mind (King ... read moreCD
Kirk DeGiorgio breaks free of the electronic/techno ghetto and moves into the larger beathead scene with this album cut for Mo Wax at the height of their expansion in the late 90s. Contemporary modal fusion, or jazzy electronic grooves, or whatever genre bending name you choose to apply to As One's ... read moreCD
Some of the deepest sounds we've ever heard from Atjazz – thanks, no doubt, to a key collaboration with Jullian Gomes! The work's got roots in the best older house styles, but also a clean contemporary finish, too – beats that aren't broken, but still have a cosmic crackle – and ... read moreCD
A full length set that offers up remixes and remakes from Bajka's Wonderland album – a set that's a bit more varied stylistically, yet which still offers up the singer in a mostly jazzy setting! Grooves are mostly nice and crisp, with plenty of acoustic elements that pop strongly – and ... read moreCD
Maybe the best record we've ever heard from Cosmic mainman Daniele Baldelli – and definitely a set that really lives up to the funky side promised in the title! Baldelli's got a much deeper groove here than ever before – a great ear for tight elements on the basslines, mixed with jazzy ... read moreCD
A mix of remixes and straight album tracks from the full Back To My Funky Side album – a set that really lives up to the funky side promised in the title! Baldelli's got a much deeper groove here than ever before – a great ear for tight elements on the basslines, mixed with jazzy work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most soulful albums we've heard from Schema in many years – a brilliant batch of jazzy tracks from singer Andrea Balducci – served up with backing by a great lineup of players from both the Ricky Tick and Schema worlds! The core approach is jazz, but many of the songs are ... read moreCD
Ubiquity is back on track with this great set from Beatless – a batch of spacey soul, downtempo, and ambient grooves from Alex Attias, recorded in collaboration with a host of underground stars, like Jessica Lauren, Nathan Haines, Quasimoto (aka Madlib), and others! The record's a lot more ... read moreCD
Mario Biondi —
Sun ... CD Sony, 2013. New Copy ....
The sun shines brightly on Mario Biondi – really making this record sparkle with a charm that goes way beyond Mario's previous albums – a quality that's less retro than before, and which shows Biondi as a growing soul star with really universal appeal! There's still some of the old ... read moreCD
Dobie shamelessly jacks Main Source's "Live At The Barbecue" for his hip hop mix, and the "Sunshine" mix has quite a hip hop vibe too, with a better disguised Roy Ayers sample. "Karvel" is not on the LP (Post) and is a jungle track, while the "Underwater mix" ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
The Warp debut from the Boards of Canada, and only the second full length LP from the duo, though they had issued numerous CDs up to this point in their career. Warm electronics that transcends the IDM tag, and elevates them above the crowded peerage of bedroom laptop wizards. 17 tracks in all, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest Compost sets we've heard in a long time – a stunning batch of work that really lives up to its title! While there's a bit of jazz here, the overall style is more cinematic than anything else – with strong echoes of 60s and 70s European soundtrack modes, served up ... read moreCD
A really wonderful set of grooves – much richer, jazzier, and more soulful than we would have expected – and a great full length introduction to the work of Bosq! Bosq's a name that's been brimming around on singles recently – but on this full album, he really opens up with a ... read moreCD
A sweet set of contemporary bossa gems – all older numbers made famous by Joao Gilberto in his early days – spun out with a very fresh finish here by the Brazilian Love Affair combo! The group work in a mostly live jazz mode, with just a bit of programming on the rhythms – and ... read moreCD
Spill ... CD Signature (UK), 2013. New Copy ....
High caliber drum and bass from Calibre – with frenetic and sputtering beats – and an uncommon soulful depth! As insistent as the beats are here, the diverse keyboard backdrops and occasional moody vocals are what takes it to deeper level. A really solid balance between frenetic beats ... read moreCD
Damn! These guys just keep getting better and better with each new release – to the point where they're way more than just a combo dedicated to classic soundtrack modes – and instead have found a fuzzy funky space that's all their own! Both the instrumentation and rhythms are sharper ... read moreCD
1999 ... CD Astralwerks, 1999. Used ....
Nouveau French house from Zdar and Boom Bass, aka La Funk Mob, in the mode of Super Discount or any of the Yellow Productions disco sample material. Includes 'Feeling For You", "Crazy Legs", 'Foxxy", "Planetz", "Mister Eveready", "Club Soixante ... read moreCD
Some of the noisiest music we've heard so far from Cherrystones – a sweet set that's heavy on fuzz and electronics, but which still holds onto the strong sense of beat from before! There's a pretty dark vibe to most of the record – a bite that goes way beyond downtempo, and which ... read moreCD
Moody beats and surprisingly soulful vocals from Child Of Lov – with solid songs, too – which is ultimately what takes this self-titled record a substantial step deeper than some of his fellow atmospheric producer/beatmaker peers! Hazy, gritty hip hop-learned beats with spacey dynamics ... read moreCD
The retro-futurist soundscapes of Stone's Throw players Chrome Canyon get the remix treatment! Remixes by Peaking Lights, Chateau Marmont, Tomas Barfod, Aaarid, Gavin Russom and Mike Simonetti. Includes "Generations (Chateau Marmont Remix)", "Chasing The Dead (Peaking Lights ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album by Cinematic Orchestra – and a Ninja Tune classic! The group lives up to its name here, witth sweeping soundscapes that build slowly and set the mood just so. They seem to be exploring a slightly more jazzy/soulful route this go 'round, and are joined on 2 tracks by soul ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's been nearly 20 years since Natalie Cole first sang duets with her father through the magic of technology – so the time's long overdue to throw a host of other talents into the mix! The style here is a bit like the Verve Remixed albums – in that the record takes older classics by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible work from Nicola Conte – Schema records maestro making his Blue Note debut with this set – and giving the label one of their best new albums of the 21st Century! The record's quite different than Nicola's programmed dancefloor work for Schema – and is much more of an ... read moreCD
Not entirely the bossa set you might guess from the title – but a mighty sweet session by a group with a very jazzy vibe – one who deliver some very unusual takes on tunes from the 70s and 80s! Couture Chic features a female lead singer, and a core keyboard of guitar, bass, and drums ... read moreCD
Easily some of the most global work we've ever heard from Da Lata – a set that goes far beyond the mix of London and Rio that first made the group so great – into a realm that encompasses a wide range of sounds from around the world! The music's still got that great organic groove ... read moreCD
A great little EP from Mark De Clive-Lowe – whose way of inflecting timeless dancefloor heat with boundless cosmic atmosphere and a genuine love of global soul jazz has always been big part of his appeal – and he's doing it as deeply as ever here! The Leaving This Planet EP is ... read moreCD
Far more than just a full album from keyboard wiz and producer Mark De Clive-Lowe – a much-needed collection of his various remixes, small label recordings, and small projects from the past few years – pulled from a variety of labels around the globe, and packaged into one overstuffed ... read moreCD
Mark De Clive-Lowe —
Renegades ... CD Tru Thoughts (UK), 2011. New Copy ....
Mark De Clive-Lowe is back, and more brilliant than ever – working here on a set that's overflowing with superstar talent, and which cooks even more than some of his previous albums! All the grooves we've always loved from Mark are firmly in place – the wicked beats, cosmic rhythms, ... read moreCD
A whole new sound for Mark De Clive-Lowe – and a great one too – a completely different approach than any of his other previous records, and one that mixes his core cosmic grooves with a heavy dose of jazz! The set has Mark working with the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra – who provide ... read moreCD
Really wonderful work from singer Guida De Palma – an album with jazzy bossa backings from Jazzinho, and a groove that's even more sublime than any of their previous work! The album easily ranks right up there with our favorite 70s classics by Brazilian legends like Joyce or Tania Maria ... read moreCD
Really wonderful work from singer Guida De Palma – an album with jazzy bossa backings from Jazzinho, and a groove that's even more sublime than any of their previous work! The album easily ranks right up there with our favorite 70s classics by Brazilian legends like Joyce or Tania Maria ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The best work so far from Rosalia De Souza – a session that features production and guitar from bossa legend Roberto Menescal, and a sound that's deeper and even more classic than any of Rosalia's other work! Most of the instrumentation here is in an older acoustic mode – piano, ... read moreCD
Get ready to fall in love with a new bossa singer! The lovely Rosalia De Souza is a sweet-voiced vocalist with a sound that's very much in keeping with classic 60s work from Brazil – and she's got the added benefit of working here with new arrangements from the great Nicola Conte, the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album that's every bit as hip as you'd expect from its Sam Rivers-inspired cover image – a beautiful tribute to the modal jazz scene of the 60s, particularly the work of John Coltrane and some of his followers on Impulse Records! Apart from a cover of "Naima", though, the set's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Deep Jazz —
Meeting ... CD Perfect Toy (Germany), 2012. New Copy ....
The amazing second album from Deep Jazz – and every bit as spiritual and soulful as the first! These guys really blew us away with their debut, and we're loving them even more this time around – and can honestly say that they're one of the few contemporary combos to ever get our ... read moreCD
Kirk Degiorgio Presents Sambatek —
Sambatek ... CD Far Out (UK), 2013. New Copy ....
Brazilian percussion mixed with 21st Century sounds – all served up sublimely in the hands of Kirk Degiorgio – one of the few artists we could ever expect to get a project like this just right! The album follows nicely off Kirk's previous collaboration with Azymuth – but has an ... read moreCD
A pair of genre-splicing, party rocking 12"s by Diplo – each with Serato Control Tone B-Sides for the producers among us – plus 2 slipmats – all that's missing as a full house to spin it for! Diplo brings together influences from dancehall, to New Orleans bounce to and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet G-Funk from DJ Cam – a great set of instrumentals that are first inspired by electro funk from the start of the 80s, then the later use of samples and beats from those tunes in west coast hip hop! The instrumental presentation keeps the cuts from ever sounding kitchy or copycat – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A well-titled set from DJ Cam – as the record really takes us back to the brilliance of his earlier work in the previous decade! The sound here is subtle and stripped-down – a blend of hip hop beats and jazzy instrumentation – served up in spare ways that make Cam's music almost ... read moreCD
Tripped-out downtempo breaks from the days when Coldcut were still involved with DJ Food! Lots of blunted beats and bassy grooves – and titles include "Dark River", "Scratch Yer Hed", "Spiral", "Fungle Junk", "Brass Neck", "Akaire", ... read moreCD
The first full length in a few years from world class turntablist DJ Kentaro – and a pretty diverse set of floor-shaking instrumentals – plus a number vocal cuts with a strong roster of guests. Kentaro is a sharp producer/artist on top of the turntablist skills, crafting well-paced ... read moreCD
As you might imagine, we're huge fans of any artist with Dusty in their name – but these guys have a really special sound we've been digging since their start! The record may well be the best we've heard so far from this cool German project – one rooted in the core contributions of ... read moreCD
A nice one from Parisian electro soul combo Electric Conversation – with a hazy mood, compelling beats and warm, soul-steeped vocals! EC has a more atmospheric, moody vibe over all than a lot of what's happening contemporaneously that call fall into the broken beat category – and ... read moreCD
A killer set from Finnish trumpet genius Jukka Eskola – a bossa-styled outing with a sweet 60s groove – but one that's quite different from his earlier hardbop recordings! The "orquesta" in the group is mostly just a string quartet – but they shade in spaces wonderfully ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The cover alone was enough to draw us in – a nice tribute to one of the best Dave Grusin albums of the 70s – and the spacey grooves are more than enough to keep us coming back again and again! Beats are plenty crispy, and mixed with these sweetly flowing keys – and the vocals ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Two remixes of one of the best tracks so far from the Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra – pressed up on one of the heaviest 12" singles we've handled in a long time! Mark Pritchard adds these sweet acid touches to "Vendetta" – cool electric bits that bubble and pulse at ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Excellent sounds from this hip Japanese group – a jazzy combo with some mighty strong vibes in the lead – and a range of sweet styles that run from bossa to bop to soul jazz! The instrumentation is all played live, never programmed – and the group have a groove that easily ... read moreCD
Some of the coolest, most complex work we've ever heard from Fink – a set that takes the trio way past their usual Ninja Tune territory – thanks to the addition of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra! The core trio serve up spare instrumentation that's dramatically augmented by the RCO ... read moreCD
Some of the coolest, most complex work we've ever heard from Fink – a set that takes the trio way past their usual Ninja Tune territory – thanks to the addition of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra! The core trio serve up spare instrumentation that's dramatically augmented by the RCO ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Xaver Fischer Trio —
Dumidum ... CD Unique (Germany), 2013. New Copy ....
It's been many years since we've last heard from keyboardist Xaver Fischer – but it's been well worth the wait! Fischer's got a sweet way with a keyboard like that few others can match – and this set smokes like the best of the 70s – maybe even more so at times, given that the ... read moreCD
Fox Capture Plan —
Bridge ... CD Playwright (Japan), 2013. New Copy ....
Fast drums, fast piano, and a groove that's mighty darn nice – that wonderful sound we're really digging from Fox Capture Plan – a Japanese trio who mix clubjazz modes with almost a minimalist sense of progression! The tunes have loads of leaping piano lines from Ryo Kishimoto – ... read moreCD
Fox Capture Plan —
Trinity ... CD Playwright (Japan), 2013. New Copy ....
A killer debut from an ultra-cool trio – a group that features members of Jabberloop and Immigrant's Bossa Band – and who work here in a core Japanese club jazz style that's somewhere between the work of Quasimode and Indigo Jam Unit – but a lot more stripped-down than both! Most ... read moreCD
Gerardo Frisina —
Hi Note ... CD Schema (Italy), 2003. New Copy ....
Hi Note, indeed! Gerardo Frisina's latest is awe-inspiring – a completely seamless blend of Italian and Latin jazz, bossa rhythms and percussion, and some of the most tasteful and naturally blended electronic elements you could ever expect to hear on an album so steeped in a genuine affinity ... read moreCD
Latin groover Gerardo Frisina's got a key new partner here – DJ Maurizio Bonnizoni, who helps give the single an upbeat, club-heavy vibe! "Voices Of The Jungle" still has all the earthy elements we love in Gerardo's music – acoustic piano and percussion, and an overall spirit ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Mighty keyboards from Francesco Gazzara – easily one of our favorite Irma Records artists from years back – still sounding pretty darn great here in a nicely mature setting! The album's got a bit of the bossa promised in the title, but also has a wider-ranging groove too – echoes ... read moreCD
A really great change for saxophonist Nathan Haines – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given how much we already liked him before! The set's a straight jazz outing – of the kind that really lets Haines' strengths on reeds shine forth beautifully – soaring out soulfully in ways ... read moreCD
A really great change for saxophonist Nathan Haines – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given how much we already liked him before! The set's a straight jazz outing – of the kind that really lets Haines' strengths on reeds shine forth beautifully – soaring out soulfully in ways ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The usual blend of downtempo beats and tripped-out grooves – mostly instrumental, but with some occasional raps by the likes of Big Ted, What What, and Fabian. Titles include "Shocker Zulu", "Shorty's Judgement", "Hardcore", "Theme From Control Centre" ... read moreCD
Hex ... CD Blue Note (Japan), 2013. New Copy ....
One of the coolest new Japanese combos we've heard in awhile – a group who have some of the live jamming of the club jazz generation, but who also touch on some of the noisier elements of an earlier generation of Japanese avant players as well! The blend is great – never too free or ... read moreCD
It's been many years since we last heard from Clara Hill – an artist we first fell in love with about a decade ago, as part of the Sonar Kollektiv scene in Germany – and she's really grown a lot in the process, and has started to do some amazing things with her music! The Hill heard ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lars Horntveth —
Pooka ... CD Smalltown Supersound, 2004. Used ....