One of a number of DJ/production tools issued by Break/Bonu, with stripped down rhythm tracks that are just pure drum tracks all the way through. 14 tracks in all, just entitled by their numbers, with BPMs and the drum components listed, too. (Soul, New Grooves)LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker in one corner.)
Aphex Twin —
Syro ... LP Warp, 2014. Near Mint- 3LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
The first proper full length album by Aphex Twin in more than a dozen years – and like all of his preceding efforts, he transcends all electronic music genre distinctions, delivering a sound that's distinctly his own – a sound that'll stand the test of time! Glance at the ultra-complica ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice work by one of the straighter groups on the Acid Jazz label – a tight little combo led by vibist Roger Beaujolais, and featuring instrumentation that includes piano, organ, and lots of percussion! The groove here has plenty of nice Latin touches – none too heavy, but in a good ... (Jazz, 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
Wonderful wonderful wonderful – and one of the best albums we've ever heard of modern bossa and soundtrack grooves! For years, Nicola Conte has been a seminal force in the new Italian scene – working as a DJ, promoter, producer, and sometimes recording artist under the odd 12" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stellar 10-inch EP featuring a trio of the best tracks from Modern Sound Of Nicola Conte – Versions In Jazz Dub! The compilation is a long-overdue collection of all the mixes, side-projects, and rare "Nicola Conte version" tracks that have cropped up in the past decade or so – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The debut release from Cuica – a group that features Simon Serrietella, aka Big Bang! Cuica take their name from a Brazilian percussion instrument that has a very unusual sound – and while this record has very little to do with Brazilian music, it does have a highly percussive sound ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful modern grooves from one of the best new Brazilian-oriented groups around! Da Lata features the talents of Smoke City's Chris Franck and the stellar London DJ Patrick Forge, one of the original partners of Gilles Peterson in the Talkin' Loud enterprise, and a key force in developing the ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacey beats, funky keyboards, and a clear vision for the future – all coming from the hands of Kirk DeGiorgio, one of the most important producer/musicians to come out of the London scene of the past decade! This Ubiquity full length goes way past most of Kirk's recent singles and remix ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lance Ferguson has given us plenty of great work over the years – from his work in The Bamboos, to all his many other projects – yet as much as we've liked all of those, this one might actually be one of his best – a fantastic reworking of rare groove tracks from the 70s, all with ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Part of the Timeless live series – the already legendary concerts organized by Mochilla in honor of influential composers J Dilla, Mulatu and Arthur Verocai! The Dilla tribute is billed as A Suite For Ma Dukes (Dilla's moms is rightly proud of Mr Yancey and deserves to be honored for his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from Foreign Exchange – the formerly bi-continental project of North Carolina MC and soul singer Phonte of Little Brother, and transplanted Dutch producer Nicolay – who take an even deeper turn into spacey soul on Leave It All Behind! Given that Phonte is singing ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Latin Kick – with a jazzy groove! Gerardo Frisina's long been one of our favorite talents on the international groove underground, and like his labelmate and sometime musical partner Nicola Conte, he's got a way of crafting tracks that are awash in classic jazz touches. Frisina himself ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bent corner held with a piece of wide clear tape.)
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
Kind of a "part 2" to Jazztronik's excellent Cannibal Rock album – and like that set, a brilliant effort that takes the already-great Jazztronik one step further! Ryota Nozaki continues to really expand his musical vision here – working larger arrangements next to sparer, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bubbling funky beats and cosmically soaring soundscapes from Karlmarx – New Zealand duo of Isaac Aesili and Mark McNeill – boundless, headnodding grooves! The duo bring together spacey hip hop beats, unpredictable swirls of keyboards, soul Euro electro and more into consistent groove, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Crispy beats from Hugo LX – who you might know from previous work with The Funk League – or sets with Large Professor, Diamond D, and Gift Of Gab! This album's half instrumental, but never in a too-boring, head-noddy way – as there's some sweet keyboard lines that make for some ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Another batch of Kenny Dope instrumentals! These beats really find Kenny rockin' a lean, raw, NYC hip hop vibe, with rollicking beats and measured, spare use of samples from strings, the chimes, and vibes. Tracks include "Dat Killa S**t", "The Sway", "Rock Vibes", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
No the heavy hip hop influenced ragga that was Konders' breakthrough sound, but some fierce underground house, with a touch of jazz courtesy Peter Daou on keyboards in the early 90s NYC/NJ style. 6 tracks in all, including "Version", "The Poem", "Nervous Acid", "L ... (Soul, New Grooves)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
The Moonfires better keep it rolling, given that they're being chased by a giant ape on the cover – but with the mighty Alex Puddu on guitar, they can't help but take off and soar! The album's got that great commitment to classic cinematic funk styles that we've always loved in Puddu's music ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jazzy grooves from Mop Mop – a set that we like even more than their hip first album, and which is filled with great work from a variety of different musicians! The vibe here is a lot more acoustic than the last time around, although the sound moves past the straighter style of club jazz ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty remarkable creative leap for Mr Echoes – one half of legendary Chicago hip hop production duo The Opus! On Needful Things he shifts gears a bit towards beats heavy electronica, but it's as distinctive and timeless as pretty much anything we'd expect from him. As far back as Rubberoom' ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sunny electronic beats a awash in pop, soul and funk and hip hop influences from Nobody – weaving lush string pop elements with fuzzed out electronics and processed vocals on One For All Without Representation. Nobody has way for working with elements of dreamy west coast pop into the hazy, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great album from the new music side of Soul Jazz – featuring work by New York-based Osunlade – a house artist with a strong taste for classic Afro-Funk influences, which criss cross his work along with bits of classic Latin and Brazilian styles from the 70s. Osunlade's music is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Pendletons really love the sound of 80s funk – and they do a mighty great job of recreating its charm here – thanks to some well-crafted basslines and lots of sweet keyboards! The vocals are great, too – often paired up, in that 80s way of having the voices come from a ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brownout ... LP Schematic Music & Research, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
A decade since their previous effort, and 14 years since their previous masterpiece, Portishead returns with Third – and, oh, what a mindblowing third act. The first thing you'll realize about Third is that it's not Dummy Part 3 – a welcome and surprising trait – but it does take ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition. Includes the print and USB stick.)
Alex Puddu's going right back to the beginning here – serving up some tight, sharp sounds that are very much in the 70s funk mode that first gave him inspiration! And this time around, he's got Lonnie Jordan from War on board – singing on three of the album's great tracks – which ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the most cosmic beatcraft we've heard to date from the always adventurous Ras G! A prominent figure in the trippier side of LA beathead scene, Ras G's work certainly feels at home in the Brainfeeder and Leaving Records camps – mixing spacey and murky elements to hypnotic effect ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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St Germain —
Tourist ... LP Blue Note, 2000. Very Good+ 2LP ...
Just Sold Out!
Killer jazzy grooves from the bourgeoning French jazz house scene! St Germain take a Blue Note 70s sound as their base – with lots of sweet Hammond riffs, mellow Fender Rhodes licks, funky flute lines, and spacey percussion – then they add in some tight soulful house rhythms, with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heady Montreal electronic funk thumper Shashu'U's Thru Da Night & PWRFNK EPs – together in 2 EP vinyl set! Thru Da Night is EP1 and includes the title track with Mimo LaFunk, "One More Ride", ",LOL XOX", "Skyline" and "Don't Fight It". The PWRFNK ... 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
The first-ever vinyl appearance of the digital EP releases Abyssinia and Abyssinia Rise – both records with a very unusual vibe that's a bit hard to describe! The music is at once ancient and contemporary – filled with tonal references to older East African culture, but filled with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tearist ... LP Post Present Medium, 2010. Near Mint- ...
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Thee J Johanz —
Xtensions ... LP Further Electronix (UK), 1998. Near Mint- 3LP ...
Truthfully we have never really been able to get with hip house, in spite of both our love of rap and house musics. But if it's your thing, it doesn't get much better than this. 8 tracks on Dj International, mostly self produced: "Let The Music Take Control", "Hip House Is A ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
8 bubbling first generation Chicago house tracks from Vince Lawrence, stripped down to the bare essentials, just some percolating drum machine, with loads of 909 hand claps and some synth effects to keep things fresh. (Soul, New Grooves)LP, Vinyl record album
8 tracks of early acid house! The sound is really great – lean, with loads of snapping beats and nice keyboard riffs – the best promise that acid house had when it was first cooked up. Titles include "Tom Tom", "Cool & Dry", "Two The Max", "Get ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mixed bag of trip hop, ragga and underground hip hop, worth it for the latter, which includes Blackalicious "Touch The Stars", Ultramag "It's All The Way Live" & Lateef "The Wreckoning". (Hip Hop, New Grooves)LP, Vinyl record album
Rewind the tape and full steam ahead – as Ubiquity's latest collection of funky soul covers really pushes the boundaries of this already-hip series! As with other volumes, the format here has current groups covering sounds of the 60s and 70s – mostly funk and soul, but also with some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's been almost a decade since the previous volume in the legendary Rewind series – but given the quality of the music, it's definitely been worth the wait! This edition may well be the coolest so far – as it really offers up some fresh versions of old school classics from the 60s and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
All the wonderful styles and sounds of the Tru Thoughts label – brought together here in a very well-priced collection! As with other Shapes volumes, the set offers a great way to take a look at the best work of this long-running source of some of the freshest sounds from the underground ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare late 00s avant hip hop instrumentals set put together by Dday One's The Content Label & Finnish Sound designer Antti Szurawitzki's Styge Recordings! Includes "Bright Note" by Inner Science, "Krylo's Tune" by Vario, "I Can't Handle Dischrord " by Dextah, "T ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album