A heady project from the duo of Heiroglyphic Being and Noleian Reusse – a very future-seeing album that's cosmically blends older strands of Chicago house with a whole host of new electronics for the 21st Century! The result is maybe a bit darker than you'd guess from the spiritual currents ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Air going strong in the late 00s – still riding at a creative peak, years after breaking through – balancing inventive soundscapes and gratifying hooks as great as they've done since Moon Safari! Includes a couple a few tracks featuring and/or co-written by Jarvis Cocker – ... (Rock, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White vinyl pressing, including the heavy inner sleeves.)
Bebel Gilberto eat your heart out – Antena explored the same electric-bossa territory you did, nearly 20 years before your first big record! The group were a short-lived French outfit who were one of the shining jewels in the crown of the lovely label Les Disques Du Crepuscule during the ... (Rock, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Richard D James has lost none of his touch over the years – still as stark and ear-grabbing as he was when we heard the first Aphex Twin release – at a level that really lives up to all the faith we've had in his music over the years! This EP is bubbling over with blips, beats, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great full-length album by one of the most exciting groups on the Compost label! Beanfield are an excellent combo who mix modern electronica with rootsier jazz-based samples – for a sound that's both current and adventurous, yet warmly filled with echoes of the past. Most of the cuts on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Bug gets heavy on London Zoo – mixing his trademark dub step thump with some unsettling modern commentary – without betraying the pedigree of top shelf dubby dancehall, post techno, aggro hip hop and noisy grime. Heavy rhythms, atmosphere and lyricism from The Bug! Loads of Titles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pastiche of ambient electronics, earthy elements, and aural atmosphere from Caural – a record that defies any clear categorization and often pretty pleasing to adventurous ears! Tracks include "All These Todays Just Melt Into Tomorrows", "Stick To Modeling", "Campho ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy percussion from Christian Prommer – who's really stepping out in some great new directions since his first Drumlesson set! As before, Prommer plays a whole bunch of cool rhythm patterns – mostly using acoustic drums and percussion, but also mixing in some electric lines too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Never a stereotype, Cibo Matto was a pretty trailblazing act from the start – and their underrated late 90s swan song (for quite a while) Stereo Type A is a major reminder of that – blending genres and breaking barriers as strongly as ever! It's a brilliant mix of styles, from ... (Rock, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We waited years for the full length debut of Columbia Nights, and not only was it worth the wait, it's a stunner – a beautiful batch of timeless spacey soul! Essentially the multi-instrumentalist trio of John E Daise, Jason "Brotherspanky" Edwards and Hayling Price, they have really ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible work from Nicola Conte – Schema records maestro making his Blue Note debut with this set – and giving the label one of their best new albums of the 21st Century! The record's quite different than Nicola's programmed dancefloor work for Schema – and is much more of an ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very unique package, too – like getting 2 classic Blue Note albums together at once!)
Elegently tailored beatcraft from Daedelus – often with a dramatic melodicism soaring over the bubbling beats and electronic errata – with guests including Bilal, Busdriver, Inara Geroge, Baths, Young Dad, Milosh and others. Includes "Tailor-Made" with Milosh, "Penny ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful bossa from Rosalia De Souza – and a set that's got a sweet little difference from some of her earlier Schema albums! This time around, the sound is warmly acoustic throughout – very jazz-based, and wrapped around Rosalia's vocals wonderfully – sometimes with a groove ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant work from Dego – a rich continuation of the 4Hero groove, but set to styles that are very much Dego's own! The vibe here follows nicely from some of his well-circulated mixes from a few years back – but Dego's directing all the music himself in this flurry of skittish beats ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dirty Vegas —
Trip ... LP Family (UK), 2002. Very Good 3LP ...
A wonderfully jazzy session from DJ Cam – not the Soulshine album of many years back, but an all-instrumental record that may be one of Cam's warmest in years! There's a great small combo vibe to the record – which features a sextet with lots of great keyboards from Eric Legnini, plus ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
DJ Cam doing what he does best – serving up a set of beats, and in a way that makes for some of his most playful work in years – in a spirit that's nicely matched by the work of Moar on the flipside! Each artist gets half of the record to make their statement – and Cam works from ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)
DJ Vadim & Sena —
Grow Slow ... LP BBE (UK), 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
Ghana-born singer Sena joins the ever adventurous DJ Vadim on Grow Slow – who lays down eclectic backdrops of beats for Sena's righteously soulful, expressive voice! Production wise, it's a fairly crisp, thumping, timeless hip hop soul effort from Vadim – who recently to a left turn ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime soulful sounds from Diggs Duke – one of the freshest artists we've heard in years – and one of the few who really live up to the cosmic promise of the Brownswood label! Duke's got this way of singing, speaking, and playing Fender Rhodes with a really righteous sort of vibe ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A spare, spacey record from this cool French trio – a group who's maybe more laidback than you'd guess from their explosive name – and who work here with lots of great electronics from Gilbert Cohen of Chateau Flight! The record's got a vibe that's almost like some of the best German ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title certainly gets it right – as there's a strongly unified sense of spirit here from Family Atlantica – even more so than on their debut album! As before, there's a range of global elements moving through the mix – currents of South American and African styles, given a ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
About as raw as you can get for deep, classic Chicago Acid house. 8 stripped down tracks of 909: "I Need A friend", "The Acid Life", "Acid Trip", "All Acid Out", "Should I Need You", "My World", "The Funk Is On" and "Bass ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label with blue text pressing in a plain sleeve, which has some wear. Label has some stains and pen.)
These guys may be filthy, but don't hold it against them – as this mod sextet use their dirt to bring plenty of grit to their grooves! The group's a bit jazz, a bit funk, and a bit more soul when they've got a singer in the mix – which they do on two tracks here that have Brendan ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Four Tet for the rising and setting sun – two evolving, hypnotic pieces that each roll to around or just past the 20 minute mark – and it's among the best we've heard from Kieran Hebden in years! "Morning Side" starts off with just stuttering, surprisingly clubby sounding ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Modal brilliance from Gerardo Frisina – possibly his greatest album ever, and a set that really shows his true transformation into a jazzman! The set's got a wide range of acoustic jazz instrumentation played live, and features none of the rhythm programs you might get on earlier Frisina ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gerardo Frisina —
Movement ... LP Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy 2LP ...
Plenty of movement from the great Gerardo Frisina – a set that's awash in all the Latin and modal elements we've always loved in his music – and a record that filled with jazzy touches throughout! Rhythms are both live and programmed – but even the latter have a very spontaneous ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album that bills itself as "acoustic songwriting filtered through the futuristic acid trip that is the current Southern California beat scene" – but a set that's also much more than that as well! True, there's some sweet songs nestled in the mix – vocals and guitar that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A piano trio, but one with a really unique sort of vibe – and a sound that has all three instruments cascading together in a rhythmic, joyful pulse! The group remind us a bit of some of the recent Japanese combos of late – like Fox Capture Plan – and Gogo Penguin share a similar ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The group's first, with production courtesy the great Gary Katz, who's put a fine touch on many Steely Dan LPs. While we were a bit dismissive of this effort at the time, it's kind of become a bit of a watershed in retrospect, the high water mark for the American Acid Jazz scene, if a bit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The group's sophomore release. 14 tracks in all including: "Loisaida", "Lift Off", "Everybody (We the People)", "Fly", "Sneaky", "I Am", "Caterpillar", "Where Are Your White Shoes", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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
A sublime bit of modern soul jazz – produced by Phil Asher with a quality that blows away most other Nu Jazz efforts on the market! The album's the brainchild of sax player Nathan Haines and Asher, but it's got a soul collective feel that pushes it past any simple remix-type project, one ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An organ combo, but one with a bit of a difference, too – given that the leader here plays a Philicorda organ, and not the usual Hammond! The instrument's got a nicely lean sound, which creates a mod 60s groove right from the start – one that's got some occasional soundtrack flourishes ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jonti's full length debut for Stones Throw – delivering with this supremely catchy, yet unbridled and densely-layered Twirligig – showing a love for primitive electronics, sunny psych melodies, erratic, sampler pastiche experimentalism and moody avant pop of all kinds. It's really all ... (Rock, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
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
Raoul K —
Mande ... LP Still Music (Germany), 2012. Sealed 2LP ...
Cool compressed grooves from Raoul K – music that's offers up a really unique blend of African roots and contemporary club – but in ways that are a lot more abstract than others working in the genre! Raoul really abstracts the instruments in his music – so that the core elements ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bright and boyant modern funk from K-Maxx – Bay Area producer, composer, soul-reverent singer and all around creative force! K-Maxx has a way of maximizing 80s-forward funk influences into a fresh modern vibe that's pretty wonderful – with airy keys thick bass grooves and timeless 808 ... 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
Dynamic sounds from Kaytronik – Karizma's alter ego, working here in a sound that's got all the sharp, angular grooves you might expect – but maybe a bit of a cosmic vibe as well! The tracks have elements that definitely show their Baltimore roots, but also take off to the skies a bit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tribute by Frankie Knuckles to the then recently departed Ron Hardy, his contemporary in building the House scene here during the early 80s in Chicago. 10 house classics & Ron Hardy edits, including "Your Love", "Children Of TheNight", "Beat The Knuckles", ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great update of older cumbia modes – served up here in a style that's extremely fresh, and very fitting for the fierce vocal approach of La Yegros! Yegros spends her time between Buenos Aires and Paris, and that global range definitely shows in the music – as she mixes a host of ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lack Of Afro really seems to have tightened up his game – realizing that more can come from less – especially when it's focused on a sound this strong! Gone are some of the tricks and turns you might know from the LOA of years back – especially some of the mixes that circulated ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)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
Heavily rhythmic jazzy instrumental grooves from Loka! Loka assembles pretty incredible blend of atmospheres – suggesting a deep love for all kinds of soul jazz and experimental rock from the late 60s and through the 70s – with a real knack for dynamic melody. It's tpugh to put Loka's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
London Grammar —
If You Wait ... LP Metal & Dust/Ministry Of Sound (UK), 2013. Near Mint- 2LP ...
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(US pressing on Columbia, still in the shrink.)
Love Tambourines —
Alive ... LP Crue-L (Japan), 1995. Near Mint- ...
A great project from Bjorn Wagner – a contemporary clubby talent who's becoming as enigmatic as Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart in the way that he can handle so many different styles! This album almost feels like some lost bit of Miami funk from the end of the 70s – the kind of TK ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cool cascading mix of piano, saxophone, and drums – wrapped together in a way that's extremely fluid, and filled with lots of warm, lyrical touches! The approach here is a bit like that of GoGo Penguin – a trio with a style that's almost as pulsingly rhythmic as it is melodic – ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An ambitious title for this one – but it more than lives up to the name! Mamond is a huge collective of Brazilian players working with British producer Roc Hunter in Rio-based studios. Roc brings the tight dancefloor sound of the London scene to the rich vocal and instrumental talents of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
A great new showcase for the music of Alex Puddu – the contemporary groover who's given us some wonderful music over the years – including his famous Golden Age Of Danish Pornography sets! This album's more of a back-to-basics affair for Puddu – recorded with a tight combo, and a ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Please note that the LP sleeve jacket has a slightly creased corner. Numbered, limited edition of 300.)
One of the funkiest albums from the early days of the British acid jazz scene – a heavily soulful affair from Mother Earth! This album's quite different than any of their later work – and is awash in hip 70s soul styles that have a really warm sort of groove. Instrumentation is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jade ... LP Warner (France), 2000. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Excellent work from this jazzy Indian combo! Mukta mix together Indian rhythms and funky jazz – in a way that's unlike anything we've ever heard, but which draws a bit of an influence from the 60s funk of Ananda Shankar and the 70s Bollywood funky era. The focus on this album, though, is ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the clubbiest records we've heard from the Compost label in a long time – a sparkling debut from singer Emilie Nana – an artist with roots in Cameroon, but a sound that's right on top of the best European club modes of the contemporary scene! There's a slightly righteous vibe to ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve and bonus CD copy.)
Night Trains —
Loaded ... LP Acid Jazz (UK), 1992. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Very sharp LP on Acid Jazz, and one of the few on the label that sounds like it might actually be from the 70's. The Night Trains play with the same sort of JB's inspired funk groove that's informed a lot of the current bands on Desco, and the set boasts a lot of hard drums, choppy guitar, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A spacey, still soul-steeped bit of abstract beatcraft and vocals by Norvis Junior – a debut EP that should catapult him to the kind of acclaim you see from cats on the Brainfeeder camps and other progressive acts, circa the mid teens! Includes "Not Normal", "More Shakers" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's a reference to old sound library sets from the past – and in that territory, there's few folks we'd rather have by our sides than Orgasmo Sonore! The group have already shown us that they can do an incredible job with cinematic styles of the 60s and 70s – and here, they ... (Soundtracks, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 really dark little soundtrack – contemporary, but at a level that really looks back at older horror scoring from the 80s and before – put together with a strong ear for some of the more stark elements in avant composition as well! The music is a great change from some of the overdone ... (Soundtracks, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Postal Service —
Give Up ... LP Sub Pop, 2003. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
Nick Pride and his group definitely go deep – thanks to lead vocals from Beth Macari, whose sound here easily matches the best female singers on the international deep funk scene in recent years! The album's got a clean, classic feel – stripped-down funky instrumentation from Nick's ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The best work yet from Alex Puddu – the musician who explored the world of 70s porno on previous records for Schema, and who steps out here with an even more classic groove! The great Joe Bataan is in the group on vocals – adding in this old school New York element that really makes ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The world of Alex Puddu just keeps on getting bigger and bigger – and so do the wonderfully funky sounds on his records! Puddu's always been a real up-and-comer in the global funk underground – an artist who gets just the right 70s vibe in his instrumentation, arrangements, and ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early 90s set of house instrumentals, but one that really lives up to the rootsier promise of the cover – as the album's actually one of the earlier moments of more tribal rhythms on the New York scene – kind of a precursor to more globally conscious dancefloor sounds to come! Most ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more compelling new acts we've heard from Ninja Tune in recent years – working here in a mode that seems to stretch back to the earliest days of the label, when the styles were simple and often had some great ties to their sonic roots! Romare uses bits of older songs and light ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An even hipper album than the first Rongetz Foundation outing – which we totally loved – thanks to work from classic musicians who include Gary Bartz on alto, Steve Turre on trombone, and Monnette Sudler on guitar! The music is a great blend of bass-heavy rhythms (acoustic bass, that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Totally great work from Sospetto – the group's third album, and their best so far! The approach here follows in Sospetto's previous mode of remaking older soundtrack styles – but the album's even more elaborate and involved, given that the group create four different mini film scores ... (Soundtracks, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cool contemporary combo, but one who draw heavily from the sound of Italian film scores of the 70s – all with an approach that easily makes this album a perfect partner for any giallo soundtracks you might love! Instrumentation is nice and dark – a cool mix of strings and keyboards, ... (Soundtracks, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album