Downtempo? Loungey? Loungetempo? The Thievery team have a great talent for blending old inspirations into new grooves – grooves so slow and slinky and sexy that you won't be afraid show your retro cool roots! A range of easy and bossa and soundtrack and jazz elements collide with ease ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The deepest album to date from Thievery Corporation – one that has them really expanding their palette, going beyond retro groovers into a set of future soundscapes, soulful vocal numbers, and beyond! Nearly every track on the set features a vocalist, and the album slides together nicely ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Thievery Corporation —
Saudade ... CD ESL, 2014. New Copy ...
Maybe our favorite record ever from Thievery Corporation – and one that really stays true to the sound of all the styles that have inspired them! For over a decade, the duo have been playing with elements borrowed from bossa nova, old soundtracks, French pop, and lounge – but this is ... read moreCD
A groundbreaking mix of tunes – early work by Thievery Corp, one of the best remix/producer teams of the past 10 years! The Thieves have a huge bag of influences to dip into – one that includes bossa grooves, easy melodies, and 70s electric funk, nearly all of which seem to come into ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Thundercat at the top of his game – delivering spacey synth soul backdrops that are as insistent as they are innovative – paired with emotionally invested vocals and lyricism! Thundercat has a kinship with Brainfeeder founder and creative partner Flying Lotus, particularly given their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the great modern genre-busting debuts we've had the pleasure of being so stunned by in quite a while! Thundercat's Golden Age is dizzyingly brilliant mix of 80s clubby synths and keys, future soul & funky soundscapes, 70s soul jazzy atmospherics and more – but it's hardly a mere ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Toco just gets better and better with each new record – to a point where it's almost impossible to separate the sound of this recent release with Brazilian classics from the 70s! The vibe is great – not a bossa rehash, but kind of a post-bossa style that's almost more in the territory ... read moreCD
Tricky's darker than ever here – sounding really spooky, moody, and, well, downright tricky in the way he brings together so many different strands of styles from the previous few decades – then weaves them into a contemporary and personal soundscape that has just the right space for ... read moreCD
Tricky's darker than ever here – sounding really spooky, moody, and, well, downright tricky in the way he brings together so many different strands of styles from the previous few decades – then weaves them into a contemporary and personal soundscape that has just the right space for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2LP version comes with the album on CD.)
Grace ... CD Brownswood (UK), 2013. New Copy ...
A nice mix of bubbling electronic grooves and warm, earthy atmosphere from Troumaca – and another solid set of genre-skirting soundscapes on the Brownswood label! It's a mix of compelling beats, keyboards, synth and more organic instrumentation. They've got quite a sun-toasted vibe, with ... read moreCD
The first full length album from the Truby Trio – one of the most important musical forces on the European scene of the past few years! Rainer Truby and his trio have bubbled under for quite a while – doing remixes, releasing a few well-chosen singles, but never stepping out in a full-l ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lovely sun-warmed tunes from Turn On The Sunlight – the 60s-70s Cali psych folk inspired project of Carlos Nino and Jesse Peterson – and their second album is their best and most accessible yet! We mentioned just those 2 names up front, but Turn On The Sunlight is actual more jazzy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dark and textural work from Two Lone Swordsmen – a series of moody soundscapes that are as heavy on bottom tones as they are on electronics! A slight bit of a groove surfaces from time to time, but it's certainly not the center focus of the album – and in a way, the record almost ... read moreCD
A tasty set of grooves – mostly in the downtempo breakbeat mode, but with more soul than usual, and a range of instrumentation that touches on bits of Latin Jazz, 70s funk, and 80s UK soul. Titles include "Rain In Tibet", "Lazy Daze", "Apple Streudel", "Clan ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Louie Vega/Elements Of Life —
Eclipse ... CD Fania, 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ...
Louie Vega on Fania Records – a long-overdue match that really makes for some amazing sounds on this set! The pairing isn't that much of a surprise – given that Louie's done plenty to keep Latin music alive in the past few decades in the clubs – from his own Nuyorican Soul ... read moreCD
Louie Vega on Fania Records – a long-overdue match that really makes for some amazing sounds on this set! The pairing isn't that much of a surprise – given that Louie's done plenty to keep Latin music alive in the past few decades in the clubs – from his own Nuyorican Soul ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Justin Velor —
2013 ... CD Brutal (UK), 2013. Used ...
Brooding sounds from Justin Velor, aka Dom Thomas – and a set that's definitely worthy of placement on the Brutal Music label! The set's a mix of different post-punk energies with a UK twist – sometimes abstract noise, sometimes more groove-conscious rhythms – but often with ... read moreCD
Webster Wraight Ensemble —
No Lucky Days ... CD Miso/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2013. New Copy ...
A really stunning collaboration between Charles Webster and Peter Wraight – the former mostly known for his house music, the latter an arranger for the Herbert big band sessions – coming together here in a lush new sound that's totally their own! There's an expansive feel to the record ... read moreCD
Bugge Wesseltoft —
IM ... CD Jazzland (Norway), 2007. Used ...
A wealth of great keyboard work from Bugge Wessltoft – a beautiful little record with a tremendous amount of sensitivity – hardly what we might have expected from his work of a few years before! The album shows Bugge's full evolution from a dancefloor-oriented artist to a more serious ... read moreCD
Beautiful beyond compare – and great work by one of the best group's on Norway's hip Jazzland label! Wibutee take a bit of Miles Davis electric funk, mix it with spacious doses of keyboards and electronics, bundle the whole thing in warm flowing acoustic basslines, and top off the best ... read moreCD
A surprisingly spiritual collaboration between Onra and and Buddy Sativa – one that's filled with lots of rich acoustic sounds that recall the glory days of the 70s spiritual jazz scene and the post-Coltrane years on Impulse Records! Most of the music is handled just by the two musicians, ... read moreCD
Hajime Yoshizawa —
Japan ... CD Village Again (Japan), 2008. New Copy ...
One of the greatest efforts so far from Hajime Yoshizawa – a set that has some heavy jazz influences, and almost hearkens back to his roots – yet one that's also awash in some of his best 21st Century soul styles as well! The album has a snapping acoustic energy that's right up there ... read moreCD
Acid Jazz may be on the rocks, but that doesn't stop the folks at Irma from plugging ahead with their usual high standards. This 15 track sampler includes some of the nicer recent cuts from their current artists – and titles inlcude "Ribbon In the Sky" by 2 Men 4 Soul, "The ... read moreCD
Some of the warmest grooves we've heard so far from Osunlade – a beautiful selection of tracks that work perfectly together – almost as if the artist himself had a hand in their creation! The tracks follow strongly in the vein of organic house that Osunlade's always brought us – ... read moreCD
A brilliant celebration of the genius of the Compost record label – an imprint that Gilles Peterson calls "the most consistent and forward thinking record label" in Europe! We feel the same way, and this oversize set is the best way you'll ever find to dip into the label's richly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a small rip on the top seam, and the remnants of sticker on the front.)
Fantastic sounds from this ultra-cool project – music that's neither straight disco, nor really reggae – and instead a great dubby reworking of dancefloor modes from a few generations past! The range of material here comes a number of different settings – but is all worked ... read moreCD
Fantastic sounds from this ultra-cool project – music that's neither straight disco, nor really reggae – and instead a great dubby reworking of dancefloor modes from a few generations past! The range of material here comes a number of different settings – but is all worked ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Vikter Duplaix's long-awaited entry into this extremely popular series – and like the others, a selection of tunes put together by a famous dancefloor talent, with a focus on tunes that showcase their particular bent. The set features a number of tracks that include some work by Duplaix ... read moreCD
This one's got a sound that deserves way more than the "things" in the title – as the tracks are tight, soaring, and very soulful – a select batch of underground house tracks, compiled together in some very strong mixes! Titles include "Dance For Life (Little Big Bee ... read moreCD
A blistering array of soulful house tracks – all mixed together by Masanori Morita of the Japanese group Studio Apartment! The sound here is more dynamically clubby than most of Studio Apartment's work – more in a house-based New York groove – with a rich tapestry of sounds that ... read moreCD
Spacey, loungey, and a lot like some of the material on the Stereo Deluxe label – compiled by the ultra-hipsters at Germany's 99 Records, with some cool older tracks thrown in to keep things real! Plenty of electronics, plenty of funky beats – but over the top, there's some great older ... read moreCD
A motherlode of funky dancefloor tracks from Irma, with many titles by groups that are not represented by full albums in their catalog. Cuts include "Funky Guitar" by TC 92, "Feel Free" by Last Minister, "Trouble Jazz" (funky mix) by Blender, "Two Hearts ... read moreCD
A great slice of future jazz funk from the mid 90s – a then-groundbreaking compilation that features work that's turned out to be some of the best-remembered from the generation! There's a total of 16 tracks in all – and titles include "Revenge Of The Number" by Portishead, ... read moreCD
This great series just keeps on getting better and better – and we've got no problem saying that we really love this latest installment of Rewind! As with previous volumes, the focus here is on older tunes, redone by current artists of the global groove underground – served up in a ... read moreCD
A nice piece of history! It's easy in these post-Headz days to forget the sort of records Mo Wax was putting out in the early days, and though there's some seminal trip hop included here, like Shadow's "Influx" and RPM's "Food Of My De-Rhythm", there's some straight up acid ... read moreCD
Great grooves at a great price – an excellent array of contemporary funk and underground tracks from the all-great Tru Thoughts label – including bits by some of the label's biggest names, and a few up-and-comers as well! These Shapes collections are always wonderful – and can ... read moreCD
A shapely set of grooves from the Tru Thoughts label – a double-length set at half the price of a regular CD – and one that also features a fair bit of rare mixes and hard to find tracks! The package is a great way to dip into the richness of the label – one of the few leftfield ... read moreCD
One of the hippest sets we've ever heard on the Still Music label – a massive blend of tracks that feel a lot more like classic disco than some of the contemporary work you'd usually expect from Still Music! CD1 is especially great – and features a set of killer edits and remixes by ... read moreCD
A very unusual set of work – original vocal tracks pulled from classic soul and jazz songs – all set to new bossa nova rhythms done especially for the project! Sony Records gave Studio Rio free access to its vaults – and the team was able to pull off original vocals, then rework ... read moreCD
A very unusual set of work – original vocal tracks pulled from classic soul and jazz songs – all set to new bossa nova rhythms done especially for the project! Sony Records gave Studio Rio free access to its vaults – and the team was able to pull off original vocals, then rework ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great sounds from a great label – a company we've trusted for groundbreaking music for many years – celebrating their 15th anniversary with this specially-priced 2CD set! The package offers up loads of key musical moments from the history of Tru Thoughts – and shows a great ... read moreCD