The US debut of modern reed genius Stefano Di Battista – a young player who'd recorded a bit for Blue Note in Europe, and who's breaking out here in a very soulful style on his first American album. Stefano plays alto and soprano with a post-Coltrane spirituality, mixed with a hint of ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
Ceu ... CD Six Degrees, 2006. Used ...
Another feather in the Six Degrees cap – and like the rest of their Brazilian music repertoire, an artist who seems bent on breaking down boundaries – both in styles and generations! Ceu's got the same "old is new" feeling as some of the label's other work in recent years ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
These guys have come a long way since their early series of jazz break tracks issued nearly a decade ago – to a style in which they blend together strands of soundtrack themes, older jazz, downtempo beats, and a heck of a lot more that's bubbling under the mix! This set features snippets of ... read moreCD
It seems like when this came out, critics, and even DJs liked to drop the term "Trip Hop" whenever possible, and this album was held up as the watershed mark. A few years down the line and it still holds up, but as an instrumental hip hop LP, as much as a rock album (Shadow's gone on to ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreCD
Not the Philly soul group from the mid 70s, but rather the pairing of DJ Kent and KZA, peddling modern, soulful electronic grooves, with break inspired beats and tapestries of electronic tones bubbling over top. While the better part of this disc is nearer to uptempo funk, the tracks we get open ... 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 moreCD
Tripped out tracks with a funky cinematic feel – a great new project with mysterious origins – supposedly the work of the "mysterious Clutchy Hopkins", but really just the efforts of a batch of underground beatmakers! There's a spare, spacious approach here that almost ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
(There is no indication, but we are assuming that the DVD is NTSC format, Region 1.)
The cover's got a couple of monkeys playing the music – but the sound here actually comes from bothers Mike and Aaron Dolton – the first of whom plays the drums, the latter who seems to handle just about everything else! Their music is a blend of jazz and soul – sometimes with ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
An excellent early album by funky guitarist Ronny Jordan! Back when everyone seemed to have lost their groove, Ronny emerged with a strong single-note style that reminded us a heck of a lot of Grant Green or Melvin Sparks. This record features some great backings behind Ronnie's guitar, arranged ... read moreCD
A soundtrack for the 21st Century – original film tunes written and scored by il maestro Morricone, re-mixed and re-done by the Compost Records collective! Compost isn't normally as into the soundtrack bag as some of their other contemporaries on the European scene – which is why this ... (Soundtracks, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Robert Normandeau —
Sonars ... CD Rephlex (UK), 2006. Used ...
A big assemblage of DJs, hip hoppers, producers and musicians come together to worship at the church of Charlie – mixing, mashing, retooling and reassembling a batch of Charlie Parkers magical recordings from the 40s and 50s! The set obviously takes inspirtation from the Verve Remixed ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
Patchworks Galactic Project —
Space ... CD Favorite (France), 2013. Used ...
One of the coolest projects so far from Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart – a set that's put together as a tribute to all the spacey electronic 70s grooves from artists like Patrick Adams, Alain Goraguer, or Jean Pierre Massiera! Patchworks definitely gets the sound right for the set ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
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
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
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
Thievery Corporation are back after a long hiatus – and they've returned to the fold with a host of surprising guest stars! The set's got a really wide range of grooves – as one might expect when the group's working with artists that include David Byrne, Perry Farrell, and The Flaming ... 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
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
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