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
A key step in the path from The Housemartins to Fatboy Slim – Norman Cook's first big dancefloor excursion, and a super-big hit that sounds surprisingly nice these days! (Soul, New Grooves)LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a stickered sleeve. Label has some marker.)
Simon Green serves up some heavy beats, spacious soundscapes, and bits of tribal/exotica touches – slow, nice and slow, in a way that most downtempo artists these days seem to be forgetting. With that Kruder & Dorfmeister kind of "Hey, should this be on 45?" sort of approach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bosq returns with even more brilliantly soulful sounds than on the debut – it's one of the most diverse dancefloor ready set of grooves on the Ubiquity label in years! Bosq's love for classic percussion heavy jams from across the globe is on full display – from Afro Soul, to Latin, to ... 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
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
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cut corner.)
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
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
Hypnotic club grooves from the appropriately-branded Kid Sublime – a former member or Rednose Distrikt – working just as well on his own! Sublime brings in some pretty healthy influences from the Detroit scene, like many of the projects on the hungry Kindred Spirits label – but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heady set of grooves from Kon – part of the Kon & Amir team you'll know from the famous series of compilations and mix tapes (both On and Off Track!) – stepping out here as a fantastically strong lead artist of his own, with help from a few key guests as well! The set's both a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
8 tracks of mostly drums and drum machine – with no titles – from Vincent Lawrence aka Virgo. Pretty much put together as tool for house and club DJs in it's day, this set is equally appealing on its own, as an excellent snapshot from the heyday of Chicago house. (Soul, New Grooves)LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)
Le Peuple De L'Herbe —
PH Test/Two ... LP Play It Again Sam (France), 2003. Near Mint- 2LP ...
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Rub ... LP I U She, 2015. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Kinetic, (mostly) instrumental art rock from Sand – effects laden, noirish noise that's unlike anything else on Soul Jazz – and quite compelling! Sand claims an influence from legendary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovksy on the Dalston Shroud – and there's an angular remoteness ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sleep Walker —
Sleep Walker ... LP Especial (Japan), 2003. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A monumental bit of club jazz – one of the best new records we've heard in years, with a sound that's right up there with the best of Impulse Records from the classic years! The album's a side project of Japanese producer/keyboardist Hajime Yoshizawa – and unlike his other records, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A club jazz cornerstone – and the remixed version of one of the best-ever Japanese releases! Seven tracks from the classic first album by Nobukazu Takemura's working group, Spiritual Vibes – all pulled from the group's self-titled LP, and remixed with a sweet feel that's very much in ... 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
(Includes the insert.)
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
From the early glory days of NY Acid Jazz, this is the 12th installment in DJ Smash's compilations for New Breed records, which more or less set the pace for Stateside jazzy-beat-driven club cuts. A few tracks on this volume veer closer to hip hop, with an early effort from both Peanut Butter Wolf ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album