The second Portishead LP, even spookier and darker than the first, but still with an infectious groove running underneath. Strings, brass and cinematic guitar all coalesce under Beth Gibbons for the signature unsettling Portishead sound. Eleven tracks in all, including "Cowboys", "A ... read moreCD
A moody, uncompromising album of experimental, yet accessible and downright hypnotic textures from Prefuse 73 – with less fractured, stuttering beatcraft and more spacious, droning atmosphere! It's pretty tripped out stuff for a record as Prefuse 73, which makes it all the more rewarding. A ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreCD
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 moreCD
Torch ... CD Song X Jazz (Japan), 2016. Used ...
A great little set – way better than you might think! Trombonist Phil Ranelin was one of the driving forces behind the 70s Tribe Records scene in Detroit – and here, his classic recordings from that time are remixed by a host of underground producers! Now we know what you're thinking: ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Red Red Groovy —
25 ... CD Continuum, 1993. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Robert Rich & Steve Roach —
Strata ... CD Hearts Of Space, 1990. Used ...
Alexander Rishaug —
Panorama ... CD Smalltown Supersound (Norway), 2002. Used ...
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 moreCD
Mathias Stubo —
1979 ... CD BBE (UK), 2011. Used ...
Warm, soulful and dancefloor ready grooves from Mathias Stubo on BBE! That mirror ball on the cover isn't there for ironic purposes – there's a real love of late 70s club soul and disco percolating through 1979 – but it's done with a laidback, easygoing touch that's grounded well ... read moreCD
The biggest selling album ever cut by Blue Note – and a festive romp through samples of the label's famous jazz catalog! US3 mix it up on tunes that include "Cantaloop", "I Got It Goin On", "Different Rhythms", "Eleven Long Years", "Lazy Day" ... 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
A dream come true! Someone at Blue Note is keeping their eyes and ears on the street and in the clubs – because here's another late model conceptual triumph – a remix project pairing current innovators in the club and hip hop underground with classic numbers from the label's vaults! ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreCD
If this is the sound of the future, then strap us into that time machine and start the countdown! A second volume of popping dub, skittering rhythms, crisp beats and sic-fi atmospherics from the top notch selectors at Soul Jazz, delivering yesterday's, today's and tomorrow's sounds right now in ... read moreCD
Modern tunes – but with a very classic groovy feel! Of all the Italian efforts to take an older lounge sound and update it for the modern dancefloor, the work of Nicola Conte and the Schema label has been some of the best. This 13 track set offers proof of Conte's genius – and offers ... read moreCD
A double-length collection of singles from the UK's mighty Freestyle label – kind of an offshoot of the Jazz Cafe scene in London, and easily one of the hippest imprints of the past few years! Freestyle's issued plenty of great full length albums, but they've put out way more singles – ... read moreCD
Future Soul galore – a great little compilation from the Freestyle label – all put together from a range of US and UK Neo Soul recordings, but with a definite ear for the more cosmic side of the spectrum! The artists here aren't trying merely to ape contemporary or classic soul – ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
A sweet and well done club groove tribute to the great Arthur Russell – not only one of the most important figures in progressive dance music of the past few decades, but one of the best art pop composers, period, if you care what we think – featuring tracks by Yam Who?, Pocketknife, ... read moreCD
A great mix of Cuban music and diversely danceable, percussive sounds from around the globe – on this excellent entry in the Brownswood label's and producer/tastemaker Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura series! It's amazing stuff, and about as seamless a blend of styles as can be, while still ... (Latin, New Grooves)read moreCD
Music from Mike Vandenberg, Purple, Tarrentella, Sasha & Darren Emerson, Virtuoso, Jark Prongo, Audiomontage, East West Connection, the Art of Noise, Hidden, Gintare, Marc O'Tool, Pariah, Tenth Planet & more. CD
A set of special tracks for the lush 7th floor of the Park Hyatt Hotel in Chicago – hand-picked and mixed by King Britt, who also managed to come up with some exclusive tunes for the set! The groove is laidback and soulful throughout – a warm mix of indie soul, spacey grooves, and ... read moreCD
You know, here in Chicago, when we think of a Stepper's Delight, a whole other category of music comes to mind, but then you might say the same thing if you were in Kingston, too! In east and south London of course, the dark throb of dubstep is what delights steppers from the early dusk hours on ... read moreCD
Darkly thumping, deeply floorshaking beats, heavy bass grooves and all around sinister dubstep dancefloor from Soul Jazz – Volume 2 in the Steppa's Delight series featuring cuts from Gemmy, Shed, King Midas Sound, Kutz, James Blake and many more! Steppa's Delight 2 is a mix of killer ... read moreCD
The legacy of Sun Ra lives on strongly – in this surprisingly wonderful set of tribute tracks! The album features work by an assortment of future jazz underground players and producers – all current talents that have clearly been influenced by Ra, especially his most righteous 70s work ... read moreCD