A fantastic album of keyboard funk instrumentals – a set that starts somewhere in a late 70s soul fusion vibe, then makes a move through some of the more broken, cosmic territory of the European scene in recent years! On some of the straighter tracks, there's Fender Rhodes, at a level that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer jazz and soul work from Snowboy – some overlooked sides that are easily some of the best grooves of his scene at the time! Snowboy first got his start as a Latin percussionist – adding a lot of firey energy to the London jazz scene in the early Acid Jazz years – but by the ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
A jazzy dancefloor classic from Pal Joey! During the late 80s, lots of UK producers and groups were working in a nu jazz mode – mixing older jazz styles with newer rhythms and production, in a mode that often was called acid jazz, but which also moved into other camps. In the US, though, ... (Soul, New Grooves)read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Soil & Pimp Sessions have been making music far longer than anyone else might do with such a clunky name – and over the years, they've just gotten better and better, and found rich new ways to express themselves! This album may well be the group's best so far – and represents a ... read moreCD
Soil & Pimp Sessions —
Dapper ... CD Victor (Japan), 2018. New Copy ...
This great Japanese combo are maybe even more dapper than usual here – still strongly tied up in their tradition of hard-hitting jazz, but also opening the door for work from some guest soul singers and MCs! Leader Shacho is usually the "agitator" in the group – calling out ... read moreCD
The second Soul Session is every bit as great as the first – a wonderful blend of contemporary rhythms and crackling vocals – served up by producer Ralph Keifer, with help from guests who include Georgia Anne Muldrow, Anaj, Tokunbo, Omar, and Fatma Tazegul! Rhythms are relatively spare ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quite possibly the best album ever from Soulstance – the jazzy dancefloor combo who are easily one of the brightest stars in the Schema Records galaxy! Although other Soulstance records have been totally great – very much in the best mix of classic and modern styles that Schema groups ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little record that's not quite jazz, not quite funk, but something really special in between – a short EP that only features four tracks, but one that manages to pack a heck of a punch overall! Malcolm Catto produced the first side of the record, and he really gets the sound of the ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet electro funk from Danny Spence – a set of instrumentals that draw from an 80s mode, but deliver the sounds in a very contemporary style – especially the way they splash together the rhythms and basslines at the bottom end of the sonic spectrum! The tunes are simple and unadorned, ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that's as stark as its cover – a very cool collaboration from LA beatmaker GB (Gifted & Blessed) and British singer Yeofi Andoh – done in a style that may well be opening up whole new frontiers for underground cosmic soul! The record's got a nicely rough vibe – songs ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great grooves from S-Tone – the best album so far from Stefano Tirone, thanks to a range of great singers and musicians on the set! There's a warmly acoustic vibe here – one that's rooted in bossa, but which also has some of the club jazz elements you'd expect from Schema Records ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
S-Tone Inc —
Onda ... LP Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy ...
A beautifully collaborative project from S-Tone – aka Stefano Tirone – done in a way that makes his already warm grooves sound even better than usual! The album's got a blend of modern production and older Brazilian music references – not the more mainstream bossa remix style, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great pairing of Schema Records talents here – as the grooves of S-Tone are topped with vocals from Toco – who brings a nice bit of his own Brazilian vibe to the music! "Superbacana" is featured here in both standard and dub versions – both with Toco vocals, and both ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
T-Groove has given us some great music in the past, but he really blows us away here – as he works with Two Jazz Project on a much warmer version of some of his classic clubby modes – this wonderfully deep sound that has plenty of room for guests who include Enois Scroggins, Brae Leni, ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
T-Groove has given us some great music in the past, but he really blows us away here – as he works with Two Jazz Project on a much warmer version of some of his classic clubby modes – this wonderfully deep sound that has plenty of room for guests who include Enois Scroggins, Brae Leni, ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pivotal album in the career of British organist James Taylor – and a great one! The record has James breaking past the standard soul jazz format of some of his earlier albums – into a more complicated jazz funk sound that's infused with the spacious 70s grooves of Johnny Hammond, and ... read moreCD
Very early work from the James Taylor Quartet – music that's a lot more mod soul than some of the funk or clubbier styles of later work – but still served up with an equally sharp ear for a retro-styled sound! The groove here is more 60s mod than 70s funk, and James plays piano more ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
Very early work from the James Taylor Quartet – music that's a lot more mod soul than some of the funk or clubbier styles of later work – but still served up with an equally sharp ear for a retro-styled sound! The groove here is more 60s mod than 70s funk, and James plays piano more ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Thievery Corporation go back to the vaults – and come up with a host of unusual material from the Temple Of I & I sessions! The music here is a great extension of the sound of that record – and includes unused tracks, remixes, and dubplates – all with the same collaborative ... read moreCD
A great set of breezy Brazilian-tinged samba from guitarist John Thomas, a player who's probably best remembered here for his work on the Glucklich compilations on Compost records. This album features John's legendary groover "Like A Samba", which has cool vocals from Monika Linges, and ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
Groovy new work by the legendary Peter Thomas! "Perry Rhodan 2000" is a driving theme written by Thomas – with an overall melody that reminds us of his 70s work, underpinned by a driving dance theme with distinctly modern tones! A nice one to get Thomas on the dancefloor – ... (Now Sound, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Packaged in a slim jewel case. Small promo stamp & artwork has light wear. Out of print.)
Form ... CD WeJazz (Finland), 2017. New Copy ...
A fantastic set from drummer Teppo Makynen – an artist whose work you might know from the Five Corners Quintet or The Stance Brothers – but who moves here in a style that opens up whole new territory for the Scandinavian scene! The core sound comes from a trio – with Makynen on ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
Drunk ... CD Brainfeeder, 2017. New Copy ...
Fantastic work from one of the most compelling mainstream talents in recent years – an artist who can get wide fame and acclaim, yet keep on pushing the boundaries into fresh new cosmic territory! This album may well be Thundercat's masterpiece – not just a summation of all the ideas ... read moreCD
Thundercat with OG Ron C & The Chopstars —
Drank ... CD Brainfeeder, 2018. New Copy ...
A chopped-up take on Thundercat's album Drunk – handled here by OG Ron & The Chopstars – who provide a surprisingly sensitive take on the music! The album's billed as "chopped not slopped" – and that claim definitely seems right – as the music here is mostly ... read moreCD
A chopped-up take on Thundercat's album Drunk – handled here by OG Ron & The Chopstars – who provide a surprisingly sensitive take on the music! The album's billed as "chopped not slopped" – and that claim definitely seems right – as the music here is mostly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition purple vinyl pressing – with download!)
Includes "Lune", "Rouge", "Thief" feat Saints, "I Wish I Could" feat Selah Sue, "We Love" feat MNDR, "Bibimbap", "No Way" feat Isiah Rashad, Joey Purp & Albre Perkins, "Don't Call Me" feat Yuna, "Early To ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Slinky sax with a touch of funk – served up here by Fabio Tullio at a level that's way nicer than you'd expect from the title! At some level, the record's clearly trying to evoke earlier eras of Italian instrumentalists on the sax – such as the long run of 60s and 70s albums by Fausto ... read moreCD
Twit One —
Hay Luv ... LP Melting Pot (Germany), 2017. New Copy ...
Largely instrumental jazzy and soulful hip hop from Cologne's Twit One! There's a lot of lively instrumentation at play on TO's work, floating over the headnodding beatcraft that keeps it comfortably in a timeless hip hop mode. We really love the way piano and keys are layered in, but there's lots ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Epoch ... CD Ghostly International, 2017. Used ...
Umii (Reva DeVito & B Bravo) —
This Time ... CD Fresh Selects, 2018. New Copy ...
Singer Reva DeVito is right on top of the grooves here – adding her upbeat, positive vocal style to the lightly crackling energy of the tunes! Rhythms are straightforward, instrumentation is nice and light, but there's always a forward-moving quality to the cuts – underground club with ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
UFO's second album – and a great batch of tracks that mix together classic jazz samples, modern beats, odd little snippets from other sources, and wrap the whole thing up with the wit of the Japanese scene! The record's got the same pastiche style as other Japanese combos from the time ... read moreCD
A really great little project – and one that's different both from the original Vivaldi composition, and from the spirit of the other releases in Deutsche Grammophon's "recomposed" series! Max Richter takes The Four Seasons completely apart, then composes some of his own music as ... (Classical, New Grooves)read moreCD
Timeless club grooves from Swedish DJ Julian Wareing – with a deep love for the bare essentials of classic Chicago house, old school dancefloor soul and disco – and gets that love across incredibly well on these 2 sides! "LightHouse Theme" is fairly minimalist in approach, all ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
(On green marbled vinyl – and a numbered limited edition of just 200 copies. Get it before it's gone!)
Bugge Wessltoft returns to a style that made us first fall in love with him many years back – a hip blend of jazzy instrumentation and more cosmic 21st Century touches – all wrapped up in that sweet style that first put Norway's Jazzland label on the map! Bugge's at the helm on Fender ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
Early work by one of the most groundbreaking artists of the jazz-influenced production generation! Lots of folks talk about how much jazz there is in their work, but when you hear their drum n bass singles, you're kind of hard pressed to figure out what they mean. Not Bugge, though –as his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Previously unreleased live and studio material from Bugge Wesseltoft – more than a decade's worth of recordings, served up here on 3CDs! The package is a great testament to Bugge's sharp edge over the years – the sounds he first made at the forefront of the underground in the mid 90s, ... read moreCD
A tight couple dancefloor gems by from Boo Williams! "Reckless Ending" is billed as a tribute to GU, and it's pretty nice ride – rolling along on a pretty fast moving beat with light, melodic keys floating over. "Out The Game" has a steadier, pounding club beat and also ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Pharrell Williams —
Girl ... CD Columbia, 2014. Used ...
Wonk & The Love Experiment —
Binary ... CD Sweet Soul (Japan), 2018. New Copy ...
A slightly different vibe than usual for Wonk – maybe more soul than jazz overall, but with that criss-crossing style we love so much in their music – just expanded strongly by the presence of Love Experiment! The beats are chunky, funky, and cut with lots of spacey elements – ... read moreCD
Wonk & The Love Experiment —
Binary ... LP Sweet Soul (Japan), 2018. New Copy ...
A slightly different vibe than usual for Wonk – maybe more soul than jazz overall, but with that criss-crossing style we love so much in their music – just expanded strongly by the presence of Love Experiment! The beats are chunky, funky, and cut with lots of spacey elements – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacey, yet pretty rousing, almost anthemic hip hop soul instrumentals from Zach Witness – a batch originally put together as a birthday gift to friend and collaborator Andre 3000 (hence the title), and really indicative of the kind of soaring electro funky vibe of that side of Outkast ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited white vinyl.)
Zombie Zombie —
Livity ... CD Versatile (France), 2017. New Copy ...
Style, genre and time period transcending electro from French combo Zombie Zombie! The trio blends the spare electronic moodcraft of retro futurist soundtrack influences, the slowbuilding atmosphere of classic European art rock instrumentals, and dancefloor ready beats into a vibe that recalls a ... read moreCD
8 tracks of early acid house! The sound is really great – lean, with loads of snapping beats and nice keyboard riffs – the best promise that acid house had when it was first cooked up. Titles include "Tom Tom", "Cool & Dry", "Two The Max", "Get ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first installment in a series that we hope to hear from often in years to come – as it offers up new remixes of older African funk tracks from the 70s – but all in a way that crackles with the best contemporary energy of the London scene! Most of the material was issued in the ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alex Attias has always given us some really creative sounds in his own music – so we've got some mighty high expectations when he brings together a selection of tracks by other artists for BBE! Fortunately, the record not only lives up to those expectations, but does them one better – ... read moreCD
The Credit To The Edit is also a credit to Greg Wilson, too – as the series has become a bit legendary over the years, thanks to the editing skills of the man himself! It's been a number of years since Greg's last volume, but if anything, appreciation for club edits has only grown during ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreCD
A sweet set of 21st Century disco tunes – all material that seems to draw strongly from the styles of the glory days of the dancefloor, but still pepper the music with a few contemporary touches too! The work is great – usually no-nonsense and stripped-down, without any of the too-comme ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The third volume in this wonderful series – and like the other volumes, a record that really lives up to its name! The groove here mixes together 70s roots in disco and reggae – and comes up with a cool contemporary blend that's mighty nice – held together through top-shelf ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Music from Stefano Torossi, Alberto Balden Bembo, Romano Mussolini, Lesiman, Lee Selmoco Orchestra, Francesco De Masi, Piero Piccioni, Armando Trovajoli, Giancarlo Barigozzi, the Green Futures & more. CD
A beautiful celebration of the first ten years of Heavenly Sweetness – a fantastic French record label that's not only given us spiritual jazz from giants of the 70s, but also opened our ears to both new sounds from contemporary artists, and a wide array of rhythms from around the globe! All ... read moreCD
A beautiful celebration of the first ten years of Heavenly Sweetness – a fantastic French record label that's not only given us spiritual jazz from giants of the 70s, but also opened our ears to both new sounds from contemporary artists, and a wide array of rhythms from around the globe! All ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic sounds from the Italian scene – work from the ultra-rich catalog of Irma Records, pulled from a time when the label was one of the hippest things going in the world of funky jazz! Back in the mid 90s, Irma switched from a house-focused imprint to step back into the world of the 60s ... read moreCD
A collection with a classic-looking cover, and some classic-styled instrumentals as well – even though most of this music is only about a decade old! The set brings together a sweet batch of guitar-driven numbers from the Irma Records catalog – an imprint that we can always trust to ... read moreCD
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