A soundtrack for the 21st Century – original film tunes written and scored by il maestro Morricone, re-mixed and re-done by the Compost Records collective! Compost isn't normally as into the soundtrack bag as some of their other contemporaries on the European scene – which is why this ... (Soundtracks, New Grooves)read moreCD
As any reader of these pages will know, we're nuts about Ennio Morricone – the greatest Italian soundtrack composer ever, and quite possibly one of the greatest composers to have ever walked the face of this planet! Here, a similarly Morricone-mad bunch of folks pay tribute to the maestro, ... (Soundtracks, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)
Definitely a special space from Carlos Nino – a record that seems to even deepen the sound of some of his recent cosmic explorations – to take Nino into territory that's far beyond jazz or much of his other modes too! The set features a bit of guest work from Iasos – an artist ... read moreCD
Evocative electronics from No 9 – done with a lot of sweet undertones that remind us of some of our favorite later moments by Nobukazu Takemura! The album's relatively abstract overall, but still quite tuneful – as songs bubble forth through the ether, voices coming to surface for ... read moreCD
Robert Normandeau —
Sonars ... CD Rephlex (UK), 2006. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Nosaj Thing —
Parallels ... CD Innovative Leisure, 2017. New Copy ...
A fantastic mix of beats and atmospheric instrumentation – at a level that's maybe a lot more like some of the best of the post-classical underground than it is the earlier generation of downtempo! Nosaj Thing has always had a richer, more complex approach to his music than some of his ... read moreCD
Diamond Ortiz —
Baby Lotion ... CD Needle To The Groove, 2017. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A set that's as smooth as the baby lotion offered by the title – warmly laidback soul, with a definite old school vibe – and a style that almost feels like lost underground work from the LA scene of the early 80s! There's a funky core to most tracks, but one that moves nice and slow, ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Creepy, cataclysmic sounds from Oscillotron – a set that's very much in keeping with their previous attempts to revive an older style of horror film scoring – but at a level that's maybe even better than before! The music here is sublime – maybe in the best territory of ... (Soundtracks, New Grooves)read moreCD
Later stuff from Simon Richmond and crew, kind of all over the place, but with a nice variety of sounds, from spacey and ambient, to downtempo, to some harder beats. 12 tracks in all, including "Condition Red", "Fair Seven", "How The West Was Won", "Osaka", ... read moreCD
One of the boldest statements we've heard from the Detroit underground in years – and a great reminder that the city's legendary club sound is still alive and well – if you know where to look! Terrence Parker serves up a set that makes the Planet E label very proud – and which ... read moreCD
A moody, uncompromising album of experimental, yet accessible and downright hypnotic textures from Prefuse 73 – with less fractured, stuttering beatcraft and more spacious, droning atmosphere! It's pretty tripped out stuff for a record as Prefuse 73, which makes it all the more rewarding. A ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreCD
Massive work by Quantic – his third album, and easily the best one so far! There's a sophistication to the grooves here that we never would have expected in the earlier recordings – a keen love of a globe's worth of influence – summed up in the deeply changing mood of the set, as ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Torch ... CD Song X Jazz (Japan), 2016. Used ...
The long-awaited first full length set by Rebirth – and a record that more than lives up to all the brilliant promise the group has displayed on their first few singles! Rebirth are an amazing combo – a fully-formed funky soul ensemble with a vision that's incredibly deep – and a ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Red Red Groovy —
25 ... CD Continuum, 1993. Used ...
The debut full length from bass player, field recorder and soaringly spirited composer Nick Rosen – a pretty darn beautiful cosmic jazz influenced gem in the Build An Ark school of modern, genre defying starry soundscapes! The set is arranged by Rosen and Build An Ark's Miguiel Atwood-Ferguso ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
A brilliant set from one of the greatest voices in 21st Century soul – and a record that has Alice exploring even more territory than her first! Russell's got a sound that's effortlessly classic – one of those voices that grabs you like some lost jazz vocalist or soul singer from years ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Maybe the greatest work so far from guitarist Matt Hudson – an album that's more jazz-based than previous efforts, and which has a sense of flow that's really classic! Dave Holloway plays some really wonderful keyboards on the record – round warm sounds from an electro piano, as well ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
Funky jazz breaks from Skalpel – a really excellent set throughout, and one that's a lot warmer than the group's earlier work! The drums are heavy, the tracks are tight, but most importantly, the album's awash in warm instrumentation that includes acoustic bass, soulful horn parts, and some ... read moreCD
The Soul Clap duo have a huge amount of help on this full length set – a range of guests that runs from Nona Hendryx, through Ebony Houston, Nick Monaco, Hazmat Talkbox, Dayonne Rollins, Billy Bass Nelson, and others – all of whom help shape the sound nicely over the electro funk ... read moreCD
Cosmic synth grooves from the duo of Michael Kirkman and Alan James, aka Subway – home recorded electronic soundscapes working in hypnotic from of the 70s Krautrock innovators, and the more effervescent sounds of avant garde dance music of 80s Detroit and the European scene in almost equal ... read moreCD
(Booklet is slightly rippled.)
Sun Circle —
Reborn ... CD Futuristica (UK), 2009. Used ...
A warm blend of soul and laidback jazzy beatcraft from Sun Circle – the duo of producer/DJ/soundscape generator Simon S of Break Reform and lovely & soulful UK singer Deborah Jordan – taking the broken beat and jazzy future soul groove to a higher level! It's the glowing natural ... read moreCD
These guys never stop being great! Organist/keyboardist James Taylor has been a mainstay of the London scene for years – moving through a range of styles over the years, but always staying true to his soul jazz roots, and his love of classic funky jazz. This album's a perfect extension of ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Drunk ... CD Brainfeeder, 2017. New Copy ...
Fantastic work from one of the most compelling mainstream talents in recent years – an artist who can get wide fame and acclaim, yet keep on pushing the boundaries into fresh new cosmic territory! This album may well be Thundercat's masterpiece – not just a summation of all the ideas ... read moreCD
Adventurous, far reaching avant pop from Maylee Todd – from global percussion rave ups, to straighter bossa steeped summer songs, to 70s sweet soul and lightly funky pop, to prettier harp & strings accented folk soul – elements of all of those melded into Maylee's own unique vibe! ... read moreCD
An incredible tribute to the short-lived, but extremely influential Prescription label from Chicago – started by Ron Trent and Chez Damier in the mid 90s, as part of the second wave of house sounds from that city – music that was even more underground and farther-reaching than the first ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Louie Vega breaks out with an amazing solo album – still very much steeped in the soulful voice of his Masters At Work recordings, but also with a strong voice that's all his own! Of course, Louie's not alone in the proceedings – as he gets help from Blaze, Ursula Rucker, Domingo ... read moreCD
An incredible album from Moreno Veloso – the son of the famous Caetano, but an artist who's already very much his own man on this classic collaboration with the team of Kassin and Domenico! Moreno plays it cool on most of the record – singing in a spare setting that mixes acoustic ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
Sphere ... CD Epistroph (Japan), 2017. New Copy ...
That's Thelonious Monk on the cover, getting an egg yolk removed from his head – and while that image may seem a bit sacrilegious, it's also a great way to portray the sound of this unusual Japanese group! Wonk have a sound that's begun in jazz, but quickly taken to much farther-out ... read moreCD
One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from Hajime Yoshizawa – a set that continues his move way past simple sounds for the dancefloor – into a continuing evolution that shows a much deeper jazz-based side of his talents! The album features lots of piano and keyboards from ... read moreCD
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
Another nice one in this great Brownswood series that has "Top DJ of the World" selecting groovy and funky tracks from the Polygram catalog. This volume's perhaps the most complex of the series, and features a wealth of interesting material put together by Tadashi from United Future ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreCD
(NOTE: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)
22 sparkling numbers for the modern dancefloor – mostly modern numbers taking the inspiration of disco to craft some fast-bumping grooves as sexy sounding as the package they're wrapped up in! Titles include "Bring It Down" by Simpson Tune, "Easy Livin" by Sea Flowers ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreCD
Ubiquity's first volume compiling a bunch of the best acid jazz stuff to come out of the early 90's – but which had only been floating around on expensive import singles. Cuts include "Honeydipped" by Marden Hill, "High Noon" by Kruder & Dorfmeister, "Sweat" ... read moreCD
A great blend of old and new Brazilian grooves – kind of the ultimate expression of this great series! Like the first 2 volumes, this 5th one features some great lost older tracks; and like the 3rd and 4th volumes, it's also got some new tunes that are really wonderful. There's a lot of ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreCD
The duo of Phonte and Nicolay have been giving us great music for many years – and here, they serve up a special selection of their favorite tracks from recent years – all with the warm glow and soulful currents we've always loved from the Reel People label! The set features two ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
The third volume in this wonderful series from Irma Records – and, like the rest, a great reminder of the way the label revived a classic jazz funk mode back in the 90s – at a time when few folks were willing to give it a try, and almost never got it this right! Saxophone is the lead ... read moreCD
Joe Clausell is a reason to celebrate – as his magic ear and wonderful talents as a producer/remixer have returned a new soulfulness to dance music, infusing the once-cold New York scene with a warmth brought on through a lifetime of musical influences! Joe shares those influences ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreCD
A sweet little selection of grooves from the folks at Pulp Flavor Records! The label's best known to our customers for their great reissues of French groove obscurities from the 60s and 70s – but this selection features work by a number of newer artists involved with the label, interspersed ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreCD
Some of the most famous melodies in classical music – all served up here from core recordings in the Decca Records catalog, then reworked by a host of contemporary producers and studio talents! Make no mistake – these aren't dance tunes, and the mixers aren't out to dismantle the ... (Classical, New Grooves)read moreCD
Tracks by Vivian Green, Goapele, Joe McDuphrey, Lizz Fields, Jay Z, Common Thread, Urban Ave 31, India Arie, Venus Malone, Detroit Experiment, Floetry, Little Brother, Angela Johnson, Fertile Ground, Jazzanova, Donnie, Common, Blaze, and Peven Everett. 35 tracks in all!! CD
Tremendous grooves from the earliest (and best) years of the acid jazz scene – all recorded at a time when London was exploding with sounds from the 60s and 70s, and turning out some of the hippest music on the planet! Although the term "acid jazz" was soon mishandled and mis-manage ... read moreCD
A world of diverse modern sounds selected by Lefto & Simbad – from the hazy beatcraft, future soul, jazzy and hip hop inspired grooves from the US, UK, Germany, Belgium, France, Japan, Sweden and other points global – tracks by Grooveman Spot, Exile, Brassroots, Seiji, Greamatter ... read moreCD