A legendary record, at least here in Chicago! One of the most sought after DJ tools, with stripped down rhythm tracks that are just pure house-y drum tracks all the way through. No old school Chicago style mix is complete without this drums only mixing tool, pure disco drum loop pleasure – ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
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
The mid 90s classic from Aphex Twin – and one of the best, most furiously creative electronic albums of the era! I Care Because You Do is Richard D. James at his peak – sometimes frenetic, sometimes easygoing, always hypnotic beats – and some of the most entrancing ambient ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Richard D James is still recording as Aphex Twin, but there's little reason to wonder why his name is the title of the album – this is the signature Aphex Twin record – his last and best album of the 90s! The beats are much more dizzyingly paced on this one than on the previous couple ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
A heavily jamming set from John Arnold – a set that's overflowing with Detroit influences old and new, and which features a range of guest stars that include Ty, Paul Randolph, and Tribe Records legend Wendell Harrison! Arnold's groove is strongly straightforward on the record – broken ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
IV ... LP Innovative Leisure, 2016. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
Badbadnotgood have always been pretty damn great, actually – and never better than on album IV – a remarkable step forward for the group! As ever, they take inspiration from some of the best prog, jazz, funk (and proggy jazz funk...they blend) of the 70s and beyond, but weave it into ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nocturnal boombap from Blockhead – a sleepless, samples and electic-beats heavy survey of an after hours metropolis – finding Blockhead as insistently inventive and timeless in approach as ever! We love that Blockhead's work kind of exists in it's own world, yet clearly shows love for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Boards Of Canada —
Geogaddi ... LP Warp (UK), 2002. Near Mint- 3LP Gatefold ...
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(Recent reissue pressing.)
Mansur Brown —
Shiroi ... LP Black Focus (UK), 2018. Near Mint- ...
A fantastic debut from guitarist Mansur Brown – a player you might recognize from earlier work with Kamaal Williams – now stepping out on his own, but with production from Williams on his own label too! Brown's got this incredibly open approach to the guitar – a flurry of styles ... (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
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
A beautiful blend of beats, electronics, and well-chosen acoustic sources – including a bit of bassoon, and some acoustic guitar in unexpected places! These sorts of mixes are maybe a bit more familiar now – but back at the start, this album was a bit of a groundbreaker – maybe a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Well, they've definitely got the "disco" in the title right – but there's a lot more going on here too – including some nice post-punk touches that are augmented by guest work from Mark Stewart and Liquid Liquid! The album's tuneful, catchy, and nicely distilled – heavy ... (Rock, 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
DJ Koze —
Amygdala ... LP Kompakt (Germany), 2005. Near Mint- 2LP + 7" Gatefold ...
Eddy Meets Yannah —
Just Like ... LP Compost (Germany), 2005. Sealed 2LP ...
Compost Records are very firmly back in business with this one – a wonderful full-length debut from Eddy Meets Yannah, a group we've been digging for their work on singles for the past few years! The session's got a warmth and depth that really gets past much of the too-electric work we've ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Flying Lotus is not only very much alive on You're Dead! – he's as lively as ever – delivering his best, most diverse record to date! The Flying Lotus sound is in peak form here – glitchy beats and spacey keyboards, deftly layered samples, and carrying boundless influences from ... 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 cover's got a couple of monkeys playing the music – but the sound here actually comes from bothers Mike and Aaron Dolton – the first of whom plays the drums, the latter who seems to handle just about everything else! Their music is a blend of jazz and soul – sometimes with ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most stunning records we've heard from Georgia Anne Muldrow in years – even more mindblowingly cosmic than just about all her other recent work! The set features mostly instrumental tracks – heavy on keyboards, both acoustic and electric – and played with this ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Adrian Sherwood meets the Sugarhill (and On-U) house drummer for this album of dubby heavy beats. Doug Wimbish and Skip McDonald fill out the group on this set of heavy 80s beats with more than a touch of Sherwoods signature spacey effects and heavy synth work from Leblanc too. An obscure and ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kode9 & The Spaceape —
Black Sun ... LP Hyperdub, 2011. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
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
Les Hommes —
Sinner ... LP Sudden Hunger (UK), 2017. Near Mint- ...
Fantastic material from a group we haven't heard from in years! You might know Les Hommes best from their early work on Schema Records – some killer albums from the start of this century, which firmly established these guys as one of the grooviest groups around! And while it's been years ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Strong second album from Massive Attack! Protection sets the stage with stunning one-two punch of the title track and "Karmacoma" – 13+ minutes of flawless, hypnotic trip hop with a strong sense of moody soul, thanks in the always impeccable (to this point, anyway) production and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing, including the heavy inner sleeve.)
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
The beautiful meeting of a host legendary players and vocalists – including Roy Ayers, George Benson, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Jocelyn Brown, and Vince Montana – in a tight session of groundbreaking grooves produced by Masters at Work. An instant classic – and a fantastic mix ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Discs 1 and 4 have more surface marks than the rest. Cover has a bent corner.)
16 tracks of hip house, including "You're About To Witness", "It's Gotta B Funky", "It's A Rap Thing", "E's Late Once Again", "Ride The Break", "Ya Know I'm Gonna Git It" and "Talkin' Bout Rockin'". LP, Vinyl record album
Abstract ambient instrumentals from Dublin's The Smoke Clears. Includes "Fathoms", "Where You Go I Go", "The Goose And The Moon", "Heaven Sent", "Slipstream", "Oh My Days" feat Cian Finn, "In Time" and "September". (Hip Hop, New Grooves)LP, Vinyl record album
The second Soul Session is every bit as great as the first – a wonderful blend of contemporary rhythms and crackling vocals – served up by producer Ralph Keifer, with help from guests who include Georgia Anne Muldrow, Anaj, Tokunbo, Omar, and Fatma Tazegul! Rhythms are relatively spare ... 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
Brilliant sounds from Kaidi Tatham – an artist we never seem to hear enough from – but who also can pack more into the space of this short EP than others would for an entire album! The music soars in this great blend of 4Hero rhythms and jazzy improvisations – sublime keyboards ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tearist ... LP Post Present Medium, 2010. Near Mint- ...
Turning Jewels Into Water describe their music as "half organic, half machine" – which is a pretty good description of the layered sounds going on here – which come from electronic drums, turntables, live loops, and other programs! Yet despite the presence of so many electric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Underground System have really expanded their vibe this time around – still working with some of the Afro Funk styles of before, but also opening up into a range of contemporary soul styles that maybe fit the image of the cover a bit more than we might have guessed! There's lots of great ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, including the printed inner sleeve.)
There's a massive amount of keyboards pictured on the inside cover of the album – which you can hear to great effect in the music of Zoltan! The group's clearly inspired by the sound of 70s soundtracks – and maybe a bit of 80s, too – especially the John Carpenter-type of film ... (Soundtracks, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amada ... LP All City (UK), 2013. Sealed 2LP + Flexi ...
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