A surprisingly great take on the Tijuana Brass sound of the 60s – one that offers up new remixes of classics, but which is nicely respectful of the original Herb Albert groove! Unlike other remix projects of this type, which sometimes clutter up the tracks with too many extra bits – or ... (Now Sound, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Michelle Amador —
Higher ... CD Bight White Light, 2009. Used ...
An uplifting blend of laidback, percolating spacey soul & jazz atmosphere with direct, resonant vocals from Michelle Amador! The sound is a mix of live instrumentation and programmed elements, and it's a natural synthesis – and Michelle has the voice that works just as well in mellow ... read moreCD
Aphex Twin —
Drukqs ... CD Warp/Chrysalis (Japan), 2001. Used 2 CDs ...
Just Sold Out!
(Out of print, includes obi. Promotional stamp on CD.s)
The mid 90s classic from Aphex Twin – and one of the best, most furiously creative electronic albums of the era! I Care Because You Do is Richard D. James at his peak – sometimes frenetic, sometimes easygoing, always hypnotic beats – and some of the most entrancing ambient ... read moreCD
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
You know, we always hated the term electronica, but somehow it's an oddly fitting description for this sort of thing – forward looking, hip hop influenced instrumental beat collages. Some tracks on here verge on the atmospheric or more downtempo style, while others dip into an abstract ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Brand New Heavies —
Shelter ... CD Delicious Vinyl, 1997. Used ...
An overlooked mid 90s set from The Brand New Heavies – not as hitbound as some of their earlier work, but still plenty darn great – recorded with a strong emphasis on the vocals, and a no-nonsense soul sound that's always refreshing! There's one or two instrumentals on the album, but ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
The first of Branford Marsalis' two LPs to venture into the "acid jazz" or "hip hop crossover" genre, however you choose to look at it. Fortunately, he gets a helping hand from Premier on a number of cuts. Includes "Breakfast At Denny's", "Some Cow Fonque", ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreCD
Bebel's second album for Six Degrees – and quite possibly an even better album than the first! Not one to rest on the laurels of her success of recent years, Bebel seems to diverge a bit from the sound of her initial hit – going for a deeper approach to songwriting, and a musical style ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
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
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
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.)
Spacey jazzy tracks from Finland! The group's a collective of musicians that includes a bit of work from Jimi Tenor – on vibes, strings, or flute, depending on the track – but the best work is by Brandi Ifgray, who plays keyboards that range from heavy ARP-sounding synth to more ... read moreCD
Deborah Jordan —
Light ... CD Futuristica (UK), 2009. Used ...
A fantastic full length set from Deborah Jordan – a singer we know mostly for her wonderful work with Silhouette Brown on an album that was one of our favorites from the London scene a few years back! This set has all the cosmic crackles of Jordan's previous work with Dego & Kaidi Tatham ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
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
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
A huge comeback album from electronic pop pioneer/avant disco trailblazer Giorgio Morodor! The post-millennium resurgence in critical and commercial dues being paid to Giorgio has been a pretty heartening thing to see over the years, and it's all the more pleasing that's culminated in a major album ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
The second release by Scott Herren as Prefuse 73 comes on a little more cut up with more spastic jigginess than his debut, although it still retains the massive bass grooves underneath it all to keep your head constantly swaying. Tiny processed digital noisy samples easily intermingle with classic ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreCD
Sea & Cake —
Glass ... CD Thrill Jockey, 2003. Used ...
The Sea and Cake have one of the most distinctive sounds in the rock spectrum these days, indie or otherwise – and this great little EP with new cuts and remixes featuring Stereolab, Broadcast, and Carl Craig shake things up very, very nicely! If for some reason you don't know these guys, ... (Rock, New Grooves)read moreCD
Wickedly funky work from Soel – a new project from Ludovic Navarre, aka St Germain! The record picks up where St Germain left off – still working heavily in a Parisian blend of funky samples and classic jazz riffs, but overall taking things a lot deeper – going for a sound that's ... read moreCD
Stuff ... CD Buteo Buteo (Belgium), 2015. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Sweet beats and lots of other odd sounds – from keyboards, guitars, and a range of abstract samples – all used in this style that's nicely stripped-down, and with a cosmic core element at all the best moments! The album's almost a blueprint for the kind of instrumentation you'd hear in ... read moreCD
Who better to select for the DJ Kicks series than the groundbreaking Truby Trio! This Compost label DJ/producer team has come up with some of the best new jazzy dance tracks of the past 5 years – so it's a real treat to hear the kind of work they'd choose for their own set. The package ... read moreCD
After the success of the US3 hit "Cantaloop", Blue Note embraced the "let's sample our classics, and turn them into new dance hits" philosophy, and put together this full album that features modern DJs and producers remixing older works by the likes of Cannonball Adderley, Bobby ... read moreCD
Instrumentals to the tracks featured onteh Quannum Spectrum compilation, featuring Chief Xcel, DJ Shadow, Poets Of Rhythm and others. 12 tracks in all, including "Concentration", "Storm Warning", "Divine Intervention", "Golden Rule", "The ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreCD
Second volume in this terrific series by modern tone masters Kirk Degiorgio and Ian O'Brien. Like their own forward thinking grooves, the tracks on here are infused with a futuristic vibe, even if they date back to the 70s, with soulful splashes of electronics and rich modern tonalities. As with ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreCD