Later stuff from Simon Richmond and crew, kind of all over the place, but with a nice variety of sounds, from spacey and ambient, to downtempo, to some harder beats. 12 tracks in all, including "Condition Red", "Fair Seven", "How The West Was Won", "Osaka", ... read moreCD
One of the boldest statements we've heard from the Detroit underground in years – and a great reminder that the city's legendary club sound is still alive and well – if you know where to look! Terrence Parker serves up a set that makes the Planet E label very proud – and which ... read moreCD
Amazing work from Detroit future house genius Theo Parrish! Parallel Dimensions couldn't be a more appropriate title for the set – as Parrish takes the languorous, hypnotic elements learned from years in the Detroit house scene and blends those loops and beats with a rich tapestry of ... read moreCD
Spare sounds from the Detroit scene – the kind of grooves that Theo Parrish and his scene have been making for years, and really opening up the frontiers – even when the rest of the world may not have been looking! The sounds here are spare and spacey, but still mostly rhythmic – ... read moreCD
One of the greatest albums in years from reedman Courtney Pine – a set that firmly reminds us just what an important part of the British scene he was many years back! In the years after the experimental waves of British jazz rock and avant jazz, Pine was a surprisingly strong voice in the ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
Spiritual space explorations by the Portico Quartet – a group who are really a duo instead of a four-piece – and who use a lot more electronics than some of their contemporaries on the Gondwana label! In a way, the music almost has the same post-jazz vibe as some of the work on the Tru ... read moreCD
Massive work by Quantic – his third album, and easily the best one so far! There's a sophistication to the grooves here that we never would have expected in the earlier recordings – a keen love of a globe's worth of influence – summed up in the deeply changing mood of the set, as ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
A whole new sound for Quantic, and a great one too – a mixture of his older funk with newer influences from Latin music – all in a blend that's totally fresh, and very unique! This "Latin chapter" of the Quantic sound has been showing up a bit on remixes and singles over the ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
Torch ... CD Song X Jazz (Japan), 2016. Used ...
The long-awaited first full length set by Rebirth – and a record that more than lives up to all the brilliant promise the group has displayed on their first few singles! Rebirth are an amazing combo – a fully-formed funky soul ensemble with a vision that's incredibly deep – and a ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Red Red Groovy —
25 ... CD Continuum, 1993. Used ...
The debut full length from bass player, field recorder and soaringly spirited composer Nick Rosen – a pretty darn beautiful cosmic jazz influenced gem in the Build An Ark school of modern, genre defying starry soundscapes! The set is arranged by Rosen and Build An Ark's Miguiel Atwood-Ferguso ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
A brilliant set from one of the greatest voices in 21st Century soul – and a record that has Alice exploring even more territory than her first! Russell's got a sound that's effortlessly classic – one of those voices that grabs you like some lost jazz vocalist or soul singer from years ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
One of the most compelling tracks from St Germain's Tourist album is given the remix treatment on this 3-track CD single. "Sure Thing" has got a great sound that features bluesy guitar licks and scatted jazzy vocals – and the radio version throws in a bit more of a kick to the ... read moreCD
Maybe the greatest work so far from guitarist Matt Hudson – an album that's more jazz-based than previous efforts, and which has a sense of flow that's really classic! Dave Holloway plays some really wonderful keyboards on the record – round warm sounds from an electro piano, as well ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
Funky jazz breaks from Skalpel – a really excellent set throughout, and one that's a lot warmer than the group's earlier work! The drums are heavy, the tracks are tight, but most importantly, the album's awash in warm instrumentation that includes acoustic bass, soulful horn parts, and some ... read moreCD
The Soul Clap duo have a huge amount of help on this full length set – a range of guests that runs from Nona Hendryx, through Ebony Houston, Nick Monaco, Hazmat Talkbox, Dayonne Rollins, Billy Bass Nelson, and others – all of whom help shape the sound nicely over the electro funk ... read moreCD
S-Tone Inc —
Onda ... CD Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
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 moreCD
Sun Circle —
Reborn ... CD Futuristica (UK), 2009. Used ...
A warm blend of soul and laidback jazzy beatcraft from Sun Circle – the duo of producer/DJ/soundscape generator Simon S of Break Reform and lovely & soulful UK singer Deborah Jordan – taking the broken beat and jazzy future soul groove to a higher level! It's the glowing natural ... read moreCD
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 moreCD
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
Adventurous, far reaching avant pop from Maylee Todd – from global percussion rave ups, to straighter bossa steeped summer songs, to 70s sweet soul and lightly funky pop, to prettier harp & strings accented folk soul – elements of all of those melded into Maylee's own unique vibe! ... read moreCD
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 moreCD
An incredible album from Moreno Veloso – the son of the famous Caetano, but an artist who's already very much his own man on this classic collaboration with the team of Kassin and Domenico! Moreno plays it cool on most of the record – singing in a spare setting that mixes acoustic ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from Hajime Yoshizawa – a set that continues his move way past simple sounds for the dancefloor – into a continuing evolution that shows a much deeper jazz-based side of his talents! The album features lots of piano and keyboards from ... read moreCD
A sweetly soaring trumpeter, with a mighty nice groove – one that seems to make equal use of flowing lines on keyboards as well as it does his own lead sound – served up here in a mode that uses electric elements to make Sefi Zisling's acoustic trumpet really shine! The rhythms are ... read moreCD
Detroit keyboardist Zo plays with a host of great recent cuts – re:defining them with his own mellow groove by adding in a lot of sweet keyboards and spacey beats! The style's vaguely like a mix, but most tracks stand alone by themselves – keeping the original vocals and structure ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
A dozen volumes in – and this wonderful series is still going strong – an incredibly solid, incredibly trustworthy collection of all that's great in the global underground! Gilles Peterson has been opening up our ears for decades, and he's never let us down – and, as before, ... read moreCD
22 sparkling numbers for the modern dancefloor – mostly modern numbers taking the inspiration of disco to craft some fast-bumping grooves as sexy sounding as the package they're wrapped up in! Titles include "Bring It Down" by Simpson Tune, "Easy Livin" by Sea Flowers ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreCD
Kerri Chandler's given the world lots of his own great music over the past decade or two – but he's also a hell of a selector when it comes to the classics, and here he brings together a rich array of classic 70s and 80s grooves, and mixes them with a few more contemporary cuts as well! The ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreCD
Ubiquity's first volume compiling a bunch of the best acid jazz stuff to come out of the early 90's – but which had only been floating around on expensive import singles. Cuts include "Honeydipped" by Marden Hill, "High Noon" by Kruder & Dorfmeister, "Sweat" ... read moreCD
A great blend of old and new Brazilian grooves – kind of the ultimate expression of this great series! Like the first 2 volumes, this 5th one features some great lost older tracks; and like the 3rd and 4th volumes, it's also got some new tunes that are really wonderful. There's a lot of ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreCD
The third volume in this wonderful series from Irma Records – and, like the rest, a great reminder of the way the label revived a classic jazz funk mode back in the 90s – at a time when few folks were willing to give it a try, and almost never got it this right! Saxophone is the lead ... read moreCD
A sweet little selection of grooves from the folks at Pulp Flavor Records! The label's best known to our customers for their great reissues of French groove obscurities from the 60s and 70s – but this selection features work by a number of newer artists involved with the label, interspersed ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreCD
A really great compilation put out by the folks at Red Hot – an organization dedicated to "Fighting Aids Through Popular Culture". Previous sets by the group have focussed on jazz, bossa, and other music – and this time around, the focus is Africa, currently suffering from a ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreCD
Tracks by Vivian Green, Goapele, Joe McDuphrey, Lizz Fields, Jay Z, Common Thread, Urban Ave 31, India Arie, Venus Malone, Detroit Experiment, Floetry, Little Brother, Angela Johnson, Fertile Ground, Jazzanova, Donnie, Common, Blaze, and Peven Everett. 35 tracks in all!! CD
Tremendous grooves from the earliest (and best) years of the acid jazz scene – all recorded at a time when London was exploding with sounds from the 60s and 70s, and turning out some of the hippest music on the planet! Although the term "acid jazz" was soon mishandled and mis-manage ... read moreCD
The Heavenly Sweetness label celebrates its first tne years in business – with a special birthday present of all-exclusive tracks! This set doesn't look back at the previous decade of the label, but instead points the way forward – with a wonderful selection of newly-recorded tracks by ... read moreCD
13 tracks in all including "What Is Bhangra?" compilation. Tracks included are "Nukhe Chakhee Javana" by Achanak, "Yaar Nach La" by Johnny Zee, and "Hass Hogia" by Sahotas. (Global Grooves, New Grooves)CD
A world of diverse modern sounds selected by Lefto & Simbad – from the hazy beatcraft, future soul, jazzy and hip hop inspired grooves from the US, UK, Germany, Belgium, France, Japan, Sweden and other points global – tracks by Grooveman Spot, Exile, Brassroots, Seiji, Greamatter ... read moreCD