Fela's funky son is back – sounding more soulful than ever! The album's a great one – an incredibly solid effort that's light years beyond Femi's first two LPs – spanning a globe of grooves with one foot in his father's Afro Funk tradition, and another in the future of soul, hip ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreCD
More than a decade of work from Incognito, and Bluey's still going strong! The group here are picking up some of the 21st Century Soul touches of late 90s Talking Loud – but that's a great thing by us, as they forge together the warmth of their earlier tunes with the crisp freshness of the ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
This 8 track compilation includes "I Can't Stop For You" by Pierre's Fantasy Club, "Take It To The Top" by Joe Magic, "House Rights" by Phortune, "Suavesito" by Ralphi Rosario, and "Anticipate" by Mickey Oliver. (Soul, New Grooves)LP, Vinyl record album
All instrumental sounds from Adrian Younge's Electronique Void project – a record that almost makes even more sense than the original, given the strong placement of electronic elements in the music! In fact, the keyboards and analogue elements might well be the main draw from Black Noise ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic shift in style from the great Jimi Tenor – a man who's given us everything from cosmic soul to deep funk to spiritual jazz over the years – and who now seems to be inventing his own new genre of music! There's definitely some Afro Funk elements in the sound, but the group's ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Apples have always had a slightly offbeat approach to funk – one that partly echoes their role as one of the heaviest acts on the Israeli scene – but which also showcases their ease of blending electric elements with live instrumentation! The core of the group is heavy on horns ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record of mysterious sources and sounds from this ultra-cool London group – a combo who maybe started out somewhere in the territory of jazz, but have moved out into more spacious areas over the years! There's a majestic sense of scope here that almost takes us back to the early work of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Everybody's favorite bossa album just got a little better! Bebel Gilberto's Tanto Tempo set is one of the recent runaway hits of Brazilian music – a lively set of modern bossa tunes that has crossed over with listeners around the globe, bringing the sound of the bossa to a whole new ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
The most summery, breeziest, soul jazz-steeped sounds we've heard from Pat Van Dyke! Pat covers a lot of territory on Hello Summer, a lot of it with a 70s jazzy soul vibe, but stretching much farther – with strains of reggae and breakbeat funk, bossa and more – and it's anything but a ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fresh blend of spacey hip hop soul and lively electronic production from Potatohead People – essentially the duo of Nick Wisdom & Astrological – who wrote, produced and play with a great guest roster of live instrumental and vocal accompaniment! Anchored by head nodding beats and ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy sounds from this deep funk supergroup – a killer sextet that features Alan Evans of Soulive on drums, Eddie Roberts of New Mastersounds on guitar, as well as members of Pimps Of Joytime and Orgone! The group sports two female singers – Kim Dawson and Adryon De Leon – both ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
DJ Spooky offers up his take on the dancehall sound –w orking with help from Walshy Fire and Sanjay – on titles that include "Phantom In The Dancehall", "Music Of The Time", "Showtime", "Jah Dub", "No Return", "Dash It In The ... (Reggae, New Grooves)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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lofty batch of modern pop soul from Ruth Koleva – a Bulgarian singer with the soaring voice and the kind of universally appealing approach that ought to make her a worldwide star! The production is breezily modern, with crisp beats and spacey keys, built for the kind of beaming, yet ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Daft Punk have always worn their love of pop, disco, electro, soul and fusion pretty proudly on their robot sleeves – and bless 'em, they're paying more earnest tribute than ever before on Random Access Memories – featuring homages to and collaborations with Chic guitarist/pop soul ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl. Cover has a small dent in the top seam.)
Daft Punk —
Homework ... LP Virgin, 1996. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
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(European pressing in the embossed cover, including the heavy inner sleeves.)
Cross ... LP Ed Banger/Because (France), 2007. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
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Kamaal Williams —
Return ... CD Black Focus, 2018. New Copy ...
The first solo project from Kamaal Williams – and a wonderfully spiritual set that has the keyboardist really blowing us away with his talents! Williams plays plenty of Fender Rhodes on the set, mostly in a trio setting, but one that's far from standard jazz – as the rhythms often ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
Actress X London Contemporary Orchestra —
Lageos ... LP Ninja Tune, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
A pretty moody little collaboration between electronic wizard Actress (Darren Cunningham), and the London Contemporary Orchestra – both working here in a way that's quite unlike other records of this nature we've heard in the past! At first, we were maybe guessing that the set would have a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Actress X London Contemporary Orchestra —
Lageos ... CD Ninja Tune, 2018. New Copy ...
A pretty moody little collaboration between electronic wizard Actress (Darren Cunningham), and the London Contemporary Orchestra – both working here in a way that's quite unlike other records of this nature we've heard in the past! At first, we were maybe guessing that the set would have a ... read moreCD
The first solo project from Kamaal Williams – and a wonderfully spiritual set that has the keyboardist really blowing us away with his talents! Williams plays plenty of Fender Rhodes on the set, mostly in a trio setting, but one that's far from standard jazz – as the rhythms often ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant work from the hands of Ashley Beadle – one of the UK's best young producers, and a skillful artist who's steeped in tradition, and can actually show it (which is more than we can say for most of his contemporaries!) The core of the music is a blinding sense of underground house, ... read moreCD
A stunner of a debut EP from Georgia Anne Muldrow – the first, and to date the only female singler on Stones Throw! Georgia may be a somewhat familiar name to fans of the SA-RA Creative Partners and Platinum Pied Pipers – as she's collaborated with both camps. She also shares an ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
One of the most unusual projects we've ever heard from the legendary Joao Donato – not the bossa jazz of his roots, but instead a fresh new groove created with his son Donatinho! The music is heavy on keyboards, and definitely has the 80s vibe promised by the cover – with the younger ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Once upon a time we knew who was behind this great raw original acid track released on this sister label to the seminal house label Trax, but honestly we can't recall right now, though that doesn't diminish how much we love this percolating Chicago classic! (Soul, New Grooves)12-inch, Vinyl record
Skymark is Marc Friedli – a European keyboardist with a real love of vintage instruments – Arp, Moog, Prophet, Roland, and more – all of which he brings to bear nicely in this very groovy set! As with his previous record, the vibe here is kind of late 70s/early 80s – some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Motor City Drum Ensemble serve up a brilliant collection of rare cuts for this first volume of the Selector series – mostly tracks that are years ahead of their time, in a blend of cosmic funk, future house, and other hip underground styles! The work here ranges from 1979 to the mid 90s ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A dozen volumes in – and this wonderful series is still going strong – an incredibly solid, incredibly trustworthy collection of all that's great in the global underground! Gilles Peterson has been opening up our ears for decades, and he's never let us down – and, as before, ... read moreCD