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The sounds of tomorrow, served up today -- with an especially strong emphasis on soulful styles and deep grooves!

Village Again (Japan), 2013. New Copy
Kyoto Jazz Massive take us on an abstract jazz journey – in a style that echoes the same energy of the other volumes in this series from King Street – but with the greater sense of depth that we'd expect from KJM! The music here is often in the best spirit of the group's own work ... CD
Destiny – Replayed By Root Soul
Village Again/Extra Freedom (Japan), 2014. New Copy
A wonderful reworking of a wonderful record – as Root Soul take on all the tracks from Shuya Okino's Destiny record – and delivery them with an old school funky club sound! The instrumentation is great – live and very spontaneous, with an energy that takes us back to vintage ... CD
Village Again (Japan), 2014. New Copy
A cool combo from the Japanese club jazz scene – but one who's even more acoustic and classic-sounding than most of their contemporaries! The vibe here is right up there with the best groups we love on the Ricky Tick label – an acoustic quintet that's heavy on trumpet and tenor, laid ... CD
Village Again/Extra Freedom (Japan), 2011. New Copy
Timeless club soul from Kyoto Jazz Massive groover Shuya Okino – who recruits an all star line up of guests for Destiny – and crafts dancefloor ready, string-sweetened soul and jazzy boogie styled numbers that are nice as just about anything he's done to date! Most impressively, Okina ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy
A really wonderful project that was years in the making – a mix of American club and Brazilian elements – put together by a group that includes members of Azymuth and Banda Black Rio, as well as the legendary Arthur Verocai! Jose Roberto Bertrami's the strongest contributor here – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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 ... CD
Village Again (Japan), 2010. New Copy Gatefold
A pretty incredible set from sax player Masato Nakamura, aka Masa – late of the trailblazing Japanese jazzy explorers Sleep Walker – here leading a new combo and some fellow Sleep Walker alum on a set of cover tunes selected by some of his (and some of our) favorite modern groove ... CD
Smokers Delight
Warp (UK), 1995. Very Good 2LP Gatefold
LP, Vinyl record album
Nite Grooves, 1999. Very Good 2LP
LP, Vinyl record album
RVNG, 2013. Used
Tactile Galactics
Beats In Space, 2013. Used
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 ... CD
Inflamable (Japan), 2008. New Copy
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 ... CD
Free Souls
Universal (Japan), 2014. New Copy
A brilliantly soulful set from Nicola Conte – a record that's got all the tight jazzy instrumentation we love in his other records, but one that's also got some wonderful vocal work as well! Singers are a perfectly-chosen batch of the best of the underground – and include Jose James, ... CD
Soul Movement Vol 2
BBE (UK), 2014. New Copy
Jagged grooves and straight-on beats – served up in a cosmic mix that's even better than the first Soul Movement set from Slakah The Beat Child! The music has the kind of bristle we've heard in a rare few over the years – maybe the best of the best from the Detroit, London, or Tokyo ... CD
Brainfeeder, 2011. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Brainfeeder, 2013. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ubiquity, 2003. Used
Easily the best album we've heard from P'Taah – the brainchild of UK DJ/producer Chris Brann, finally stretching back to his influences to craft a really solid album! At one level, the record's very much in keeping with the best of the current London broken beat scene – but at another, ... CD
For Life (Japan), 2001. Used
Big Dada, 2006. Used
The backside shaking full length debut of Spank Rock – one of the most heavily buzzed acts in quite a while on the Big Dada label – one that actually lives up to the hype! The secret of living up to the hoopla seems to be in Spank Rock's clearly not giving a s**t what's hot and trendy, ... CD
Art Of No State
Freerange (UK), 2003. Very Good+ 2LP
One of the best new projects we've heard in years from Ubiquity Records – a seriously jazzy outing from Sweden's Andreas Saag (aka Swell Session), done in a style that recalls some of the best recent work by groups like Koop and Nuspirit Helsinki! The album's got a really strong vocal feel ... LP, Vinyl record album
Out Of Nowhere
Warp/Matador, 2000. Used
Tenor's high concept record for Warp, where he recruits an orchestra to help flesh out the grooves and provide some depth to his typically spare compositions. Complex and soundtracky at moments, but more like a tightly arranged soul record on others. Nice. 10 nubers in all: "Out Of ... CD
DMS, 2004. Used
Laid back, semi jazzy new grooves. ... CD
Hospital (UK), 2001. Used 2CDs
A double CD package that features some mighty tasty recent grooves – with all the "future jazz" and 2-step soul you could hope to find in one set! Disc one features 11 unmixed tunes – including "Speak" by Swell Session, "Hear My People" by Landslide, " ... CD
Untitled EP
Fat Cat (UK), 1999. Near Mint- (pic cover)
12-inch, Vinyl record
Canta Lechuza
Asthmatic Kitty, 2011. Sealed Gatefold
LP, Vinyl record album
Parental Advisory EP
Skam (UK), 1999. Near Mint- (pic cover)
12-inch, Vinyl record
Asthmatic Kitty, 2011. Sealed
LP, Vinyl record album
Asthmatic Kitty, 2011. Near Mint- (pic cover)
12-inch, Vinyl record
Asthmatic Kitty, 2011. Sealed
LP, Vinyl record album
Beatservice (Norway), 2001. Near Mint- (pic cover)
7-inch, Vinyl record
Beatservice (Norway), 2000. Near Mint- (pic cover)
7-inch, Vinyl record
Nine Songs
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2001. Used
The debut album from Micatone – a sweet jazzy combo that's one of the few to really get the sound right! They've got a great asset in Lisa Bassange – a female lead singer with a sound that stretches back to classic torch vocalists, but who also moves past cliche, into more soulful ... CD
F Communications/Chipie, 1997. Used
Exceptional (UK), 2004. Used 2CDs
A great set of remixes from the Exceptional label – as you might have guessed from the title! The tracks were all hand-picked for the set by mighty London DJ Nik Weston – a man we've come to appreciate for his golden ears over the years, and his talents for finding modern grooves that ... CD
File (Japan), 1992. Used
A wonderful return to genius for Silent Poets – a prime example of their simple and effective style of the early 90s! The 6 tracks here experiment with dub and gentle sonic textures – weaving beautiful bits of light melodics over heavier bass and bottom sounds – in a style that's ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2001. Used
This series never fails to please! The 4th volume in the mighty Break N Bossa set – and a fab blend of bossa-inspired jazzy grooves, running the gamut from straighter jazzy numbers, to sly vocal gems, to a few that have a more abstract electronic finish. All titles are worthy to appear on ... CD
Fjord Fusioneer
Kriztal, 2004. Used
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Naive/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Anthony Joseph has always sounded great – but this time around he's got some stellar help from Meshell Ndegeocello – who wrote, arranged, and produced the entire album! The result is the best material we've ever heard from Joseph – a completely righteous record that gives his ... LP, Vinyl record album
Naive/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Anthony Joseph has always sounded great – but this time around he's got some stellar help from Meshell Ndegeocello – who wrote, arranged, and produced the entire album! The result is the best material we've ever heard from Joseph – a completely righteous record that gives his ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2014. New Copy 2 LPs
A host of lesser-known bits and pieces from Bonobo – including some 12" tracks, other rare cuts, and even some remixes for other artists too! The music is all united by Bonobo's ear for a sharp edge and funky beat – in that same blend of contemporary elements and classic ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2014. New Copy
Always-wonderful sounds from Nostalgia 77 – a group who keep on evolving and developing their sublime style over the years! This time around, they're a bit more song-based than before – instrumentation that still has some of the warmer, spiritual jazz touches of previous releases ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vested In Culture/Epic, 2013. New Copy
Quadron steps up the bigs with Avalanche – an impeccable second album and first to be co-released Epic Records – and as much as we appreciated their earlier album on Plug Research, this really is an epic-level creative leap forward for the duo! They're still working mix of electro and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Set Free
Flower (Japan), 2003. Used
A masterpiece from Jazztronik – the kind of record that's sure to put them at the top of everyone's list for years to come! The album's a real departure from the first – a set of driving club jazz tracks that's steeped in tradition, yet handled with a forward-thinking sound that takes ... CD
Lotus Blooms
Ubiquity, 2005. Used
Amazing stuff – and an album that's far greater than we ever even expected! We've always loved Jeremy Ellis' ear for a spacey electric groove – but on this record, he really tops anything else he's ever done – and ascends into the forefront of the 21st Century soul scene with a ... CD
Facts & The Dreams
Bar De Lune (UK), 2002. Used
Melankolic/Virgin, 1997. Used
Compost (Germany), 2002. Used
A great album from Minus 8 – another Compost Records act that's headed for the big time! The group have really come a long way since their early singles and first LP – chilling out a bit more, picking up a lot more influences, and working in a sophisticated mode that makes them one of ... CD
Small (France), 2001. Used
The Brazilian vibe continues to spread worldwide, as a host of French and European producers go to town on a great set of tracks tinged with the sound of Brazil! This one's a lot more open-ended than some of the other sets on the market with a similar approach, in that the tracks don't necessarily ... CD
Updated April 23, 2014