Everybody's favorite bossa album just got a little better! Bebel Gilberto's Tanto Tempo set is one of the recent runaway hits of Brazilian music – a lively set of modern bossa tunes that has crossed over with listeners around the globe, bringing the sound of the bossa to a whole new ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
Searing, too dangerous to touch club grooves from the mighty Glenn Underground! "Battery Acid" has compelling beats, but a really nice, airy synth grooves floating over them. "Mr Heard" is another gem – and a compelling homage to Larry Heard, with some really sweet piano ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A cool set by an artist who's clearly influenced by all the older trippy styles issued by the Pharaway Sounds label – especially that imprint's strong focus on fuzzy psych from the Mid-East! In fact, the overall sound of this set's so cool, you could easily pass it off as some lost Turkish ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreCD
A cool set by an artist who's clearly influenced by all the older trippy styles issued by the Pharaway Sounds label – especially that imprint's strong focus on fuzzy psych from the Mid-East! In fact, the overall sound of this set's so cool, you could easily pass it off as some lost Turkish ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The dubbier side of Elektro Hafiz comes to the forefront here – as selections from his first album are mixed into much more abstract territory! There's certainly some of the fuzzy guitar and Anatolian rock elements of before – but the bottom of the music is much more on the top – ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hard Proof —
Stinger ... CD Modern Outsider, 2017. New Copy ...
A definite stinger from Hard Proof – an Austin-based funk combo who really know how to blend the best of both worlds! At one level, they've got some of the tight rhythms and sharp horns of an Afro Funk combo – but at another, they've got a bolder use of electric guitar with a bit of ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
Another wonderful chapter in the always-exciting career of Matthew Herbert – a blend of strings, soul, and grooves that really further the promise of his previous work! Herbert's one of the few who can make a record like this come out just right – and here he uses a style with plenty ... read moreCD
A pretty remarkable set of spacey soul songcraft from Hiatus Kaiyote – a Melbourne group that blends moody, laidback live soul instrumentation with bubbling futuristic elements in a surprisingly seamless way – elevated even higher by strong songwriting and the soulful vocals of Nai Palm! ... read moreCD
A pretty remarkable set of spacey soul songcraft from Hiatus Kaiyote – a Melbourne group that blends moody, laidback live soul instrumentation with bubbling futuristic elements in a surprisingly seamless way – elevated even higher by strong songwriting and the soulful vocals of Nai Palm! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice little split 12" EP pairing up dancefloor tracks by the Blkshrk duo of Eddie Logic & Blair French for the Fat Finger Cosmic label – and Rocksteady Disco's Topher Horn! The Blkshrk side kicks of with heavy beats and percussion, with just as hefty bass grooves, and a really ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Hunter's getting a lot more sophisticated in his style, and is moving past the heavy funky sound of early days – to a mix of soulful styles that opens him up a lot more. This sextet session features drummer Leon Parker, who always works well with Hunter – plus tenorist Peter Apfelbaum, ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
Ibibio Sound Machine —
Uyai ... CD Merge, 2017. New Copy ...
A great second album from one of the freshest groups around – a combo who are never content to just hang onto older Afro Funk modes – and instead create this really unique hybrid of electro elements in their grooves! The music mixes both live horns and some sweet keyboards and rhythm ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreCD
A great second album from one of the freshest groups around – a combo who are never content to just hang onto older Afro Funk modes – and instead create this really unique hybrid of electro elements in their grooves! The music mixes both live horns and some sweet keyboards and rhythm ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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The Immigrant's Bossa Band just keep getting better – revising their Japanese take on Brazilian sounds to a point where they've really come up with something fresh and new! Vocals are by the lovely Shoco, who sings in English – and the sound is maybe a bit more electric than before, ... read moreCD
Fool ... CD Brainfeeder, 2016. New Copy ...
A bright blend of abstract electronics and leftfield jazz from Dutch experimentalist Mitchel Van Dinther, aka Jamezoo – and one more significant reminder that the Brainfeeder label is home to some of the best, most creative modern instrumental music of the past couple decades! After the ... read moreCD
Jazzanova are maybe best remembered for their early Compost Records releases from the German scene – tracks that really helped reintroduce jazz and Brazilian modes to the contemporary dancefloors back in the 90s! In the years since those now-classic releases, Jazzanova have moved more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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Beautiful sounds from Jazztronik – a set that reminds us why we first fell in love with his music so many years ago! The album mixes wonderful keyboard lines and warmly soulful vocals – the former from the man himself, Ryo Nozaki – the latter from guests who include Valerie ... read moreCD
Jazztronik/Gene Tamura/Toshiyuki Yasuda —
Aloha Exotica ... CD Tokuma (Japan), 2016. New Copy ...
Jazztronik step out here in a whole new direction – offering up their version of the classic exotica sound of the late 50s – along with help from a few of their contemporaries too! Some of the songs are numbers you'll recognize from the postwar years, and the versions here are nicely ... read moreCD
Anthony Joseph —
Time ... LP 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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
No junk here – as this hip instrumental group take on the sounds of three Italian soundtrack masters – Ennio Morricone, Piero Umilani, and Armando Trovajoli – all while offering up some very unusual interpretations of their work! The songs are familiar, but the instrumentation is ... (Sound Library, New Grooves)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
Excellent funky stuff from Kid Loco & Yellow Productions team. As the notes say: "Produced and mixed with incomparable taste and perception by the still handsome but real stoned Kid Loco," and as proof, the record's sot some timeless heavy beats, some vocals, some funky rumbling bass ... read moreCD
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
A cut that really lives up to its name – as the single's got a timeless sound that takes us back to the glory days of club – from the early disco years, right on up through the first emergence of soulful house! Kon's compiled plenty of classic cuts over the years, and now he finally ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Koop are back after a long time away from the record racks – and apart from makeup on the cover, it's been well worth the wait for the music! The sound here is a great extension of the grooves the pair laid down on their first album – a soaring blend of jazz and dancefloor rhythms that' ... read moreCD
(Note – artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)
No fake-funk here, as Seun Kuti's working with the legendary Egypt 80 group – on two tracks that bristle with all the soul and sharp instrumental touches of his father Fela's classics from years back! "Think Africa" has a stepping, skittish groove that's classic Kuti all the way ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read more12-inch, Vinyl record
La Dame Blanche —
2 ... LP Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2016. New Copy ...
A strong album from Yaite Ramos Rodriguez, aka La Dame Blanche – a Cuban-born, Paris-based singer, MC, flautist and percussionist – in set that mixes modern hip hop, cumbia, and dancehall-inspired urban production! The modern sound is pretty great, and her voice is really wonderful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the straightest jazz projects we've heard in years from Timo Lassy – a set that really gets back to the kind of soulful sounds we first loved in his music – served up here with a wicked 60s vibe, and plenty of organ in the mix! The group's a quintet, with added percussion ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful back-to-basics set from Eric Lau – spare instrumentals that focus wonderfully on the best sort of interplay between beats and keyboards – never overdone, never overly-long, but a great reminder of how wonderful the format can be in the hands of the right musician! There's a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
8 tracks of mostly drums and drum machine – with no titles – from Vincent Lawrence aka Virgo. Pretty much put together as tool for house and club DJs in it's day, this set is equally appealing on its own, as an excellent snapshot from the heyday of Chicago house. (Soul, New Grooves)LP, Vinyl record album
Jazz and soul inspired club grooves from Lay Far – with compelling beats, rhythms and all these great jazzy touches that lifty it to a loftier level! The album intro starts out a nice bit of piano leading the way, before the housey club groove kicks into full gear – kind of letting you ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Contemporary Brazilian funk – but with a heavy 70s groove! The group's a great one that recalls some of the best jazzy combos working in Brazil during the 70s – and the cut "Grande Lua Cheia" has a romping rhythm that's almost Afro Funk at times, topped with lots of great ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Jazz funk session with a sound that's a bit more like some of the earlier Irma releases, and with a sound that might be best described as "classic" acid jazz (if we dare use such a term.) The group's got live drumming, keyboards, tenor, guitars, and trombone – and there's a female ... read moreCD
Spiritual soulfulness from Low Leaf – a debut release on her own CreatorDIY label – really wonderful stuff with a really soaring vibe overall! Low Leaf herself plays harp, keys, synth, guitar, cello, sings and lays down the beats – with guests including similarly adventurous ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Madlib invades Blue Note! He gets free reign of the catalog for this mix of sampler genius and live band interpretations, too, as/with Ahmad Miller, Yesterdays New Quintet, Malcolm Catto, Medaphoar, and others from the Stones Throw camp. This one's truly a conceptual triumph, if there ever was ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreCD
The entire Madlib Medicine Show series on 13 CDs – originally issued separately as a wildly ambitious, year+ of monthly releases – collected and available to get in one tidy transaction! The series works as both a Madlib refresher course and a worthy introduction, whether you've dug ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreCD
A wicked boogie from from Magic Source – a contemporary recording, but one with a classic sort of vibe! That quality's no surprise, given that Bjorn Wagner's at the head – fresh from experience in the Mighty Mocambos, but showing much more of a late 70s club style here – with ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Detroit dancefloor duo Man Vs Indian Man's not so chilly, but certainly cool "Ice Accountant" track gets a handful of solid remixes! First up is one by electro legend Egyptian Lover – plus pretty far-reaching, different takes on the track by Ponchartrain and Table Daddy – plus ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
One of the most tuneful albums we've ever heard from Chico Mann – and a set that moves into much more song-based territory than some of his earlier work! The style here is a unique hybrid of beats, breaks, and Latin – almost in a mode that could crack a larger global market, if the ... read moreCD
One of the most tuneful albums we've ever heard from Chico Mann – and a set that moves into much more song-based territory than some of his earlier work! The style here is a unique hybrid of beats, breaks, and Latin – almost in a mode that could crack a larger global market, if the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Righteous work from Marc Mac – a set that's got a bit more of a hip hop rhythm at the core than some of his projects with 4Hero – but a sound that's no less spiritual overall! The beats are layered at the bottom to support a mix of keyboard passages, basslines, and sound samples over ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The latest from the groundbreaking Bristol crew! The sound on this outing isn't as dark as the last two albums, but there's still the unmistakable Massive vibe, with a full, deep bass, dubby elements, hip-hop & jungle inflected beats and atmospheric touches that spawned scores of copycats. ... read moreCD
(Limited edition clear case with printed track list and a special pop-up disc holder inside.)
The extra heavy and quite dark third LP from Wild Bunch alums and Bristol massive mainstays Massive Attack. The grooves are still really strong, but the trip hop pioneers are delving more deeply into a bass heavy dub trip with a deep, rumbling bottom running throughout the tracks and somedistorted ... read moreCD
A contemporary set, but one that's trying for a sound library vibe – in particular, the kind of moody, more electronic work that was coming from the French and UK scenes in the 70s! There's some funky elements here, but they're all moving nice and slow – brooding bass stepping slowly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Contemporary work from Jay W McGee – a Detroit singer with many years of recordings under his belt – including early 80s modern soul, and some important later house work as well! This album showcases Jay in both of those styles, and has this great indie soul vibe throughout – ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Brilliant work from bassist Ross McHenry, a musician who's chosen to surround himself with some top-shelf talent here – including Mark De Clive-Lowe on keyboards, Marcus Strickland on reeds, and Duane Eubanks on trumpet and flugelhorn! These all-star players are a real tribute to the musical ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic sounds from Monday Michiru – quite possibly her greatest album in years, and one that really draws together all the best elements of her style! The vocals are wonderful – soaring, fluid, and filled with soul – almost more confident than ever – and set to these ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Wonderful work from this tasty combo on the Stereo Deluxe label – and a perfect blend of older funk, Brazilian grooves, and all the best elements of modern production. The band's got a very soulful sound – with some great keyboard work, nicely conceived grooves, and a classic sound ... read moreCD
A strange little remix project put together by Adam Dorn – son of Joel Dorn, the legendary producer who cut many a famous jazz and soul side for Atlantic in the 70s! Adam's got the free run of the Hyena catalog (another label run by Dorn Sr), and takes classic work by David Newman, Roland ... read moreCD
Producer, multi-instrumentalist and all around funky soul patriot Mr President, aka Patchworks delivers a solid full length for the Favorite label! Rave up instrumentals and vocal numbers featuring guests Mr Day, Mounam, Hawa and JRMNM and it wins on both levels – with nods to classic and ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Anthony Nicholson —
Gravity ... CD Deep Art Sounds, 2017. New Copy ...
A great full length set from Anthony Nicholson – an artist who's done so many great singles and mixes over the years, but never gives us as many albums as we'd want! The album's steeped in the soulful currents and righteous modes that Nicholson's always had in his music – the kind of ... read moreCD
Anthony Nicholson —
Gravity ... LP Deep Art Sounds, 2017. New Copy 2LP ...
A great full length set from Anthony Nicholson – an artist who's done so many great singles and mixes over the years, but never gives us as many albums as we'd want! The album's steeped in the soulful currents and righteous modes that Nicholson's always had in his music – the kind of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning full length CD from Nuspirit Helsinki – far more soulful than any of their earlier singles, with a unified feel that we never expected, and a solid sound that will keep us coming back to this one for years! The record's infused with strands of recent work from London and the ... read moreCD
Nice bit of funky stuff on Irma, and some tracks that have a bit of a dub twist at times. The best tracks have a nice electronic funk feel, with a straight ahead funk sound. Other tracks get a little too dubby for our taste, but they might sit well with you if you like other dubby acid jazz ... read moreCD
Creepy, cataclysmic sounds from Oscillotron – a set that's very much in keeping with their previous attempts to revive an older style of horror film scoring – but at a level that's maybe even better than before! The music here is sublime – maybe in the best territory of ... (Soundtracks, New Grooves)read moreCD
Creepy, cataclysmic sounds from Oscillotron – a set that's very much in keeping with their previous attempts to revive an older style of horror film scoring – but at a level that's maybe even better than before! The music here is sublime – maybe in the best territory of ... (Soundtracks, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Weird and spooky sounds from Oscillotron – a one-man outfit, but working here in sharply cinematic splendor! The music here takes plenty of cues from the late 70s/early 80s horror generation – with some wonderfully dark keyboard lines that resonate strongly throughout the entire set ... (Soundtracks, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great album, featuring work by New York-based Osunlade – a house artist with a strong taste for classic Afro-Funk influences, which criss cross his work along with bits of classic Latin and Brazilian styles from the 70s. Osunlade's music is positive, spiritual, and uplifting – in all ... read moreCD
Osunlade's always had a sound that's deep, but this time around his entire approach seems even deeper than ever – maybe because this lavish package is as much a visual treat as it is an audio one! The set's as much of a book as it is a record – a heavy, hardcover package that has ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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