A pair or hazy, abstract records by Ahnnu – World Music and Perception – in 2LP package from the adventurous Leaving label! World Music is a previously cassette-only set with remixes by Matthewdavid, Andrew Pekler, Nerftoss, Fumitake Tamura (aka Bun), and EMV. Perception is a loosely ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Recent recording by this classic 70s funk band that updates their style to more of a modern soul sound, with good acoustic backing, and a number of tracks with soulful vocals. The album's not an over-the-top funk excursion, like some of their other records, but it is a good reminder of what a good ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Late 80s club funk from Tim Simonen, aka Bomb The Bass – big, thumping sample based DJ funk from the UK producer behind busy club hits by his own Bomb The Bass and a few international megahits by others like Seal & Nenah Cherry. Into The Dragon features the nonstop sample funk approach ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really wonderful set of grooves – much richer, jazzier, and more soulful than we would have expected – and a great full length introduction to the work of Bosq! Bosq's a name that's been brimming around on singles recently – but on this full album, he really opens up with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Break Reform —
Fractures ... LP Abstract Blue (UK), 2003. Near Mint- 2LP ...
One of the best new downtempo acts we've heard in years – a British outfit with a really solid sense of soul and jazz, one that pushes way past simple studio tricks and production flourishes! Most of the tracks on this set have great female vocals – sweetly drifting amidst the slow ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Laidback and jazzy wonderfulness – a full album's worth of rare tracks and remixes from the mighty Break Reform! The album pushes the group's already-great groove with a perfect smattering of extra touches – taking their cool breezy keyboards and spacey beats, and working them into a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunner from drummer and all around atmospheric beats master Deantoni Parks – who has worked as a drummer for a very impressive list of stars (none of whom we'll name here, because Deantoni gets all the props from us) – but left to his own creative devices, he's crafted one of best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
DJ Limbs & Butter —
Fake Rubies ... LP I Heard That, 2012. Near Mint- (pic cover)...
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 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
Anthony Joseph —
Time ... LP Naive/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2014. Sealed 2LP ...
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
Cosmic sounds from Lord Raja – with tripped out electronic atmosphere, though compelling and beat driven, without ever traveling into predictability – one of the finer releases on Ghostly International in a while! Covers a lot of territory, from mellow, spacey soundscapes to frenzied ... 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
One of Ubiquity's brightest acts serves up a hip batch of remix tracks – featuring work by Kirk Degiorgio, Ashley Beedle, Nubian Mindz, I:Cube, and Opaque. The vibe is jazzy electronica – in the spirit of the Compressed Light LP – the difference being the participation of so many ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 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
The best yet from beat maker/producer Radius – who we'll claim as one of Chicago's finest, even if a few other towns could try to claim him as their own, given his frequent travels! Time Travel Is Real is really one of the finer hip hop instrumentals/abstract soul and jazz inspired beathead ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful sounds from Max Richter – a record that does plenty to evoke the quality of its title, but all without ever sounding sleepy at all! Instead, Richter works here with that careful blend of subtle sounds he's brought to other projects – mixing his own work on piano, organ, and ... (Classical, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Simian Mobile Disco —
Whorl ... LP Anti, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
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
We've always loved vocalist Cecilia Stalin, no matter what the setting – but here, she might be in the best company ever – working with jazzy backings from Khari Cabral Simmons and other members of the Atlanta scene – on a record that's drenched in soul from the very first note! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent full length album from the up-and-coming Leron Thomas – an artist who both sings and plays trumpet, then adds in lots of compelling sounds to the mix alongside those two elements! The album may well be Leron's best work to date – and really focuses in on the best qualities ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Leron Thomas —
Take It ... LP On Point (France), 2014. Near Mint- ...
Totally wonderful work from Leron Thomas – an artist we're only discovering with this full length album, but one who we totally love already! Leron's got this hip style that's a mix of funky soul and darker, more sci fi-styled touches – some crispness on the beats, weird processing on ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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Leron Thomas with Bilal —
Role Play EP ... LP Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2015. Sealed ...
Bilal makes a great guest appearance here – adding an extra presence and depth to "Role Play" – a tune that's got this very unique sort of cascading bassline, and which is already nice enough with soulful vocals from Leron Thomas – but which really steps over the line ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
The drums do plenty of talking here – in a wonderful set that looks at the return of deeper rhythms and percussion to the global house music underground! Just at a point when some pretenders were trying to claim too-strong influences from Cuba, Africa, and other deeper cultures – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great mix of funk, Latin, jazz, and abstract dancefloor grooves – all pulled from the ever-growing catalog of the Ubiquity/Cubop/Luv N Haight labels! The set features a number of tracks that are now out of print or hard to find – and titles include "Citizens" by Dark Leaf, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album