Spacey, soul jazz steeped club grooves and abstract hip hop fused masterfully once again by Jimwam! The main version of "Desires" blends a breezy, kind of disco inspired vibe with easygoing soul vocals and a deep, but still kinda bubbling bed of beats, bass and keyboard atmosphere, while ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
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No junk here – as this hip instrumental group take on the sounds of three Italian soundtrack masters – Ennio Morricone, Piero Umilani, and Armando Trovajoli – all while offering up some very unusual interpretations of their work! The songs are familiar, but the instrumentation is ... (Sound Library, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great 2CD package – featuring Greetje's rare original album on one disc, plus some very groovy remixes on the other! The core set is a sweet bit of jazziness from the Netherlands – an obscure mid 70s set by singer Greetje Kauffeld, with some very hip arrangements by Rob Pronk and ... (Vocalists, New Grooves)read moreCD
(NOTE – There is a tiny 1 second digital pop on the track "Morenal" that is a mastering mistake.)
The deepest record we've heard so far from London's Sean Khan – and that's saying a lot, as we really loved his previous albums! Sean got his start on the broken beat scene a number of years back, and has slowly been evolving into more of a jazz-based artist – which he hits ... read moreCD
The great first full length chapter of an ultra-hip ensemble – a contemporary group, but one with a great ear for the spiritual sounds of the 70s! The group's a bit like Build An Ark – no surprise, as they've shared a similar label, Kindred Spirits – and like that collective, ... read moreCD
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
Audio.nl ... CD Korm Plastics (Netherlands), Early 2000s. Used ...
(Out of print, packaged in a slim sleeve. Interior artwork has some pen.)
Kondi Band —
Salone ... LP Strut (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ...
Very cool sounds from a wonderful pairing of sources – the ancient African thumb piano and contemporary funky production – at a level that's almost a 21st Century update of the American 70s kalimba experiments by Phil Cohran and Earth Wind & Fire! There's moments here that ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A much later but no less great effort from the originators of the electro sound. All the hallmarks are still intact: synth drums, beeping and chirping synths, vocoded vocals, and cold string patches. Six tracks: "Boing Boom Tschak", "Techno Pop", "Musique Non Stop", ... (Rock, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with SRC/Masterdisk stamps. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
A great little idea for a project – one that has groovy sounds from the Agogo label reinterpreted by jazz arranger Lutz Krajenski – but always in a way that hangs on to all the soul of the originals! Lutz plays some really wonderful keyboards – deeply soulful throughout, in a ... read moreCD
Kruder & Dorfmeister —
G-Stoned ... CD G Stone/Quango, 1993. Used ...
Massive!! When this EP first came out in the mid 90s, it totally changed the face of modern music – and introduced the concept of abstract downtempo to a very juiced-up modern funk world! Kruder & Dorfmeister took the spare subtle funky sound of labels like CTI and Kudu, and reworked ... read moreCD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)
Contemporary work from Uku Kuut – but grooves that have the same great feel as some of his rare material from the 80s! Most of us folks first discovered Uku's work on PPU's excellent compilation of his home studio recordings from years back – and it's great to see that he's still going ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
A free-thinking set of dancefloor tracks from all points global – all exclusive to this collection, and pulled together in tribute to the 10th anniversary of Japan's mighty Kyoto Jazz Massive! The work on the set is from some of the best of the British, American, and European underground ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Kyoto Jazz Sextet —
Unity ... CD Blue Note (Japan), 2017. New Copy ...
The Kyoto Jazz sound just keeps on getting better and better – from the time 20 years back, when it was a visionary club movement spearheaded by Shuya Okino – to the point now where it's focused into a core jazz combo that brings beautiful new life to Okino's music! The group are a ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
"Closer" is a fantastic groove – wickedly jazzy, and filled with lots of Fender Rhodes and strings – soaring to the skies on a slightly broken rhythm that almost recalls the best London work of a decade before! Yet there's also a stronger soul vibe here too – thanks to ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Warmly soulful work from Lack Of Afro – a name we first knew for more dancefloor-oriented projects, but one that's really evolved into much richer territory in recent years! The album's overflowing with vocal tracks – soulful groovers that lean heavily on styles from the 60s and 70s, ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
Warmly soulful work from Lack Of Afro – a name we first knew for more dancefloor-oriented projects, but one that's really evolved into much richer territory in recent years! The album's overflowing with vocal tracks – soulful groovers that lean heavily on styles from the 60s and 70s, ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jessica Lauren —
Almeria ... CD Freestyle (UK), 2018. New Copy ...
When Jessica Lauren first grabbed our ears 20 years ago, she was a keyboardist on the London contemporary scene – but with a much deeper jazz vision than most – an artist whose appearances on record always made any sort of song come across with a spiritual sound that was unique for the ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
When Jessica Lauren first grabbed our ears 20 years ago, she was a keyboardist on the London contemporary scene – but with a much deeper jazz vision than most – an artist whose appearances on record always made any sort of song come across with a spiritual sound that was unique for the ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Tita Lima —
11:11 ... CD Kajmere/Belu Music, 2006. Used ...
Brazilian beats and a bit of bossa – all topped by vocals from the lovely Tita Lima! The set's got a sound that's quite different from other recent Brazilian-flavored work – in that Tita's often singing with a slightly spacey production style – one that takes the already airy ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Arto Lindsay —
Invoke ... CD Righteous Babe, 2002. Used ...
Jazzy French house tracks – in the best tradition of work on the F Communications label! A few of these numbers are straight house tracks, handled with some strong soulful beats – but the even better ones have some great flourishes over the top, like trumpet solos, female vocals, and ... read moreCD
Deeply funky work from the Tito Lopez Combo – possibly the group's grooviest album to date! The ensemble really have their chops down with this one – and hit a tight groove that's right up there in a 70s blacksploitation mode, but with some leaner jazz elements as well – driven ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
A mighty pairing of Lord and Dego – and one that certainly lives up to the spiritual sounds we've come to expect from the 2000 Black label over its many years of music! The style here starts in that cosmic London sound you'd know from Dego's work, but there's lots of nice twists and turns ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A beautiful little EP – and like so many of the recent releases on 2000 Black, a record that's much shorter than an album, but seems to deliver the same sort of satisfaction! Lordamercy helps give Dego a vibe that's a bit different than usual – as "Green Woods" has these ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Diplo & Switch's full length debut as Major Lazer – a heady, thumping set that's steeped in dancehall and pulsating club sounds, often with clean, laser guided sound bits searing through – with appearances by Mr Lex & Santigold, Mr Vegas & Jovi Rockwell, Jah Dan, Future ... read moreCD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Sabrina Malheiros —
Clareia ... LP Far Out (UK), 2017. New Copy ...
Beautiful modern bossa from Sabrina Malheiros! Sabrina has always had a genuine feel for classic Brazilian soul – she's the daughter of Alex Malheiros of Azymuth, so samba jazz, funk and soul are in her genes – and she really soars on this one. All the songs on Clareia are originals, ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title track of Sabrina Malheiros' great album – served up here in a trio of stellar remixes! Henry Wu really stretches out "Clareia" – letting it build at the beginning as he loops the vocals, then throws some heavy beats into the bottom with a very kicking vibe! The ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Warmly-crafted work from this enigmatic ensemble – sounds that lie somewhere between the sonic textures of mid 70s ECM Records, and some of the more spiritual efforts of the time! The music is jazz, but often has a more abstract melodic progression – with core acoustic elements on ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
Warmly-crafted work from this enigmatic ensemble – sounds that lie somewhere between the sonic textures of mid 70s ECM Records, and some of the more spiritual efforts of the time! The music is jazz, but often has a more abstract melodic progression – with core acoustic elements on ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If you ask us, their time's been coming for a long long time – as the team of Kenny Dope and Louie Vega have been one of the most important production talents of the past 10 years! Together, as Masters At Work, Kenny and Louie have a vision that spans hip hop, soul, house, club, Latin, disco ... read moreCD
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
Quite a compelling little record – a jazz album at heart, but one that also opens up into lots of different sonic territory – as you might expect from a collection of tunes that includes tracks by Rotary Connection, Roni Size, Flying Lotus, Kruder & Dorfmeister, and Bugge Wessletoft! ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
Deep sounds from Menagerie – a group led by funky genius Lance Ferguson, who's given us wonderful work in a variety of styles over the years – but who here has turned his talents to the world of spiritual jazz, which he takes on brilliantly with this excellent ensemble! Menagerie have ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
Deep sounds from Menagerie – a group led by funky genius Lance Ferguson, who's given us wonderful work in a variety of styles over the years – but who here has turned his talents to the world of spiritual jazz, which he takes on brilliantly with this excellent ensemble! Menagerie have ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bold slice of work from the Daptone musical universe – a hip project that features work from members of The Dap Kings, El Michels Affair, Budos Band, and Antibalas – all put together with a range of sounds that really show the full spectrum of their styles! The groove's quite unique ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
Really great remixes from Monday Michiru's Nexus album – tracks that make some really great magic with the originals! Monday's selected a great array of talents for this project, and the music really takes off from the sound of Nexus – often into territory that's even more cosmic and ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Monday Michiru —
Routes ... CD Artist Share, 2006. New Copy ...
Another top-shelf session from Monday Michiru – one of the few current artists who's been able to hold our attention for so many years, thanks to an ever-deepening quality in her work! Back at the end of the 90s, we were first amazed when Monday moved simpler dance-based work into more ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
A nice mix of non-stop dancefloor and genuine bit of soul! "Do You Want Me" kicks off with keys and vocals before the beats come in, and works well is kind of tripped out soul tune before the clubbier vibes take full sail. Dual purpose grooves! "The DJ Knows What I Like" tells ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
There's a bit of Hollywood here, but also a fair bit of bossa nova, older jazz, and other modes that remind us a bit of our favorite older records on labels like Schema and Irma – maybe no surprise, given that the whole thing was recorded in Milan! Federica Grappasonni is at the helm – ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's been quite a long time since we last heard from Mondo Grosso – the Japanese project from Shinichi Osawa whose work was part of the same great wave of 90s Tokyo soul we loved from artists like Mondo Grosso, Kyoto Jazz Massive, and Monday Michiru! Yet, despite the passage of time, and a ... read moreCD
If you like Fender Rhodes, you'll find plenty to love here – as Moonchild is just the duo of singer Amber Navran and keyboardist Andris Mattson – whose warm lines here are a perfect accompaniment to the vocals! There's a warm, organic vibe here that's maybe a bit different than some of ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Second pressing on "Sunset Red" colored vinyl – and with download!)
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
Nocturnal club grooves from Moonligher on this eponymous EP! "Give Us Rain (Ah Mila)" has slow building percussion & keys paired with a bit Afro-Soul group vocals for richer vive. "Kinematic" has a rawer drum vibe that gets more late 70s funky fusion jazz inspired as it ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A trip through seven wonders of far-reaching beathead bliss from Detroit via Chicago producer Moppy – – with guest production and/or instrumentation from Kenny Keys, Radius Inc, Beyond Luck, DJ Kana and more! We knew from the first track we were in for something special, with the opener ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Global jazz funk and deep dancefloor grooves collide on this solid little EP by Jamal Moss with Allonymous & The Hamatic Building Society – fusing electronic club soul with live instrumentation – with players that include the great Tony Allen, Jimmy Tenor and more! Includes the ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
If you ask us, this is Larry Heard's finest moment, combining the raw energy of early Chicago house with a jazzy sensibility, warm tones on the keyboards and a spare approach that gives all the elements room to breath. A modern classic! (Soul, New Grooves)12-inch, Vinyl record