A pair or hazy, abstract records by Ahnnu – World Music and Perception – in 2LP package from the adventurous Leaving label! World Music is a previously cassette-only set with remixes by Matthewdavid, Andrew Pekler, Nerftoss, Fumitake Tamura (aka Bun), and EMV. Perception is a loosely ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Recent recording by this classic 70s funk band that updates their style to more of a modern soul sound, with good acoustic backing, and a number of tracks with soulful vocals. The album's not an over-the-top funk excursion, like some of their other records, but it is a good reminder of what a good ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key step in the path from The Housemartins to Fatboy Slim – Norman Cook's first big dancefloor excursion, and a super-big hit that sounds surprisingly nice these days! (Soul, New Grooves)LP, Vinyl record album
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Break Reform —
Fractures ... LP Abstract Blue (UK), 2003. Near Mint- 2LP ...
One of the best new downtempo acts we've heard in years – a British outfit with a really solid sense of soul and jazz, one that pushes way past simple studio tricks and production flourishes! Most of the tracks on this set have great female vocals – sweetly drifting amidst the slow ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Laidback and jazzy wonderfulness – a full album's worth of rare tracks and remixes from the mighty Break Reform! The album pushes the group's already-great groove with a perfect smattering of extra touches – taking their cool breezy keyboards and spacey beats, and working them into a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album that bills itself as "acoustic songwriting filtered through the futuristic acid trip that is the current Southern California beat scene" – but a set that's also much more than that as well! True, there's some sweet songs nestled in the mix – vocals and guitar that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Anthony Joseph —
Time ... LP Naive/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2014. Sealed 2LP ...
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunner of a record from trumpeter Goran Kajfes – an artist we've loved for years, but who really blows us away even more with this set! The first album with his Subtropic Arkestra was a real revelation – a bold step into funkier, more globally-conscious territory – but this ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hypnotic club grooves from the appropriately-branded Kid Sublime – a former member or Rednose Distrikt – working just as well on his own! Sublime brings in some pretty healthy influences from the Detroit scene, like many of the projects on the hungry Kindred Spirits label – but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heady set of grooves from Kon – part of the Kon & Amir team you'll know from the famous series of compilations and mix tapes (both On and Off Track!) – stepping out here as a fantastically strong lead artist of his own, with help from a few key guests as well! The set's both a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Ubiquity's brightest new acts serves up a hip batch of remix tracks – featuring work by Kirk Degiorgio, Ashley Beedle, Nubian Mindz, I:Cube, and Opaque. The vibe is jazzy electronica – in the spirit of the Compressed Light LP – the difference being the participation of so ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rub ... LP I U She, 2015. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
The best yet from beat maker/producer Radius – who we'll claim as one of Chicago's finest, even if a few other towns could try to claim him as their own, given his frequent travels! Time Travel Is Real is really one of the finer hip hop instrumentals/abstract soul and jazz inspired beathead ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kinetic, (mostly) instrumental art rock from Sand – effects laden, noirish noise that's unlike anything else on Soul Jazz – and quite compelling! Sand claims an influence from legendary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovksy on the Dalston Shroud – and there's an angular remoteness ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A club jazz cornerstone – and the remixed version of one of the best-ever Japanese releases! Seven tracks from the classic first album by Nobukazu Takemura's working group, Spiritual Vibes – all pulled from the group's self-titled LP, and remixed with a sweet feel that's very much in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We've always loved vocalist Cecilia Stalin, no matter what the setting – but here, she might be in the best company ever – working with jazzy backings from Khari Cabral Simmons and other members of the Atlanta scene – on a record that's drenched in soul from the very first note! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent full length album from the up-and-coming Leron Thomas – an artist who both sings and plays trumpet, then adds in lots of compelling sounds to the mix alongside those two elements! The album may well be Leron's best work to date – and really focuses in on the best qualities ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Leron Thomas —
Take It ... LP On Point (France), 2014. Near Mint- ...
Totally wonderful work from Leron Thomas – an artist we're only discovering with this full length album, but one who we totally love already! Leron's got this hip style that's a mix of funky soul and darker, more sci fi-styled touches – some crispness on the beats, weird processing on ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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Leron Thomas with Bilal —
Role Play EP ... LP Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2015. Sealed ...
Bilal makes a great guest appearance here – adding an extra presence and depth to "Role Play" – a tune that's got this very unique sort of cascading bassline, and which is already nice enough with soulful vocals from Leron Thomas – but which really steps over the line ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible tribute to the short-lived, but extremely influential Prescription label from Chicago – started by Ron Trent and Chez Damier in the mid 90s, as part of the second wave of house sounds from that city – music that was even more underground and farther-reaching than the first ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous album from Two Banks Of Four – a group that features work from some of our favorite older members of the British scene – including singer Valerie Etienne, and musicians Chris Bowden and Ski Oakenfull! The album's got a really soaring, spacious feel – with jazzy roots ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful collection of modern Brazilian grooves lifted from the legendary Far Out label! The set is much more than a regular compilation – as it's now the only place you can get some of the out-of-print singles on the label, plus a few rare mixes that aren't available elsewhere! The ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The drums do plenty of talking here – in a wonderful set that looks at the return of deeper rhythms and percussion to the global house music underground! Just at a point when some pretenders were trying to claim too-strong influences from Cuba, Africa, and other deeper cultures – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great mix of funk, Latin, jazz, and abstract dancefloor grooves – all pulled from the ever-growing catalog of the Ubiquity/Cubop/Luv N Haight labels! The set features a number of tracks that are now out of print or hard to find – and titles include "Citizens" by Dark Leaf, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album