The classic debut of Air – one of the fresher avant pop albums of the late 90s to say the least, and one of the best since then, too! Perhaps the greatest achievement here is how they deftly layer such broad influences of the preceding few decades – from soaring string film schools, to ... (Rock, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
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
The first full length from Cold Cut, with their big hits "people Hold On" and "Doctorin' The House", plus their other cut and paste and house and hip hop crossover numbers, like "Fat (Party & Bullsh*t)", "theme From 'Reportage'", "Stop This Crazy ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Tommy Boy, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Alex Cortex —
Laconic ... LP Source (Germany), 2000. Very Good 2LP ...
Florida ... LP Big Dada/Ninja Tune, 2004. Very Good+ 2LP ...
The Brit hop flag wavers at Big Dada take a trip across the pond for this full length effort from Diplo – renowned for his Hollertronix parties, and making a pretty strong statement here for work as an album-oriented artist (as opposed to his already proven skills on the mixtape scene). ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Genius from the mind of Kool Keith aka Big Willie Smith aka Poppa Large aka Dr. Octagon – with some of the greatest production ever by Dan The Automator and scratch work by DJ Q-Bert – a serious creative peak for all parties, and up there in the all time greatest hip hop full lengths of ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeves & booklet.)
Funki Porcini —
Hed Phone Sex ... LP Ninja Tune (Canada), 1995. Used 3LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Funki Porcini's fine 1995 debut, originally issued on Shadow – with a bonus disc full of bonus tracks and remixes! Hed Phone Sex is a bit less club-oriented than the follow up Love, Pussycats and Car Wrecks. The overall feel is of a warm, smooth and trippy electronic groove that would come ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heady sounds from Gaslamp Killer – tunes that are as fuzzy as they are funky – which might be something that we'd say about the man himself! As with other productions, there's definitely a focus on the low end and lo-fi here – but never as a lack of anything, or as a mistake ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
One of the straightest jazz projects we've heard in years from Timo Lassy – a set that really gets back to the kind of soulful sounds we first loved in his music – served up here with a wicked 60s vibe, and plenty of organ in the mix! The group's a quintet, with added percussion ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Meanest Man Contest —
Merit ... LP Plug Research, 2003. Very Good+ ...
A spacey, still soul-steeped bit of abstract beatcraft and vocals by Norvis Junior – a debut EP that should catapult him to the kind of acclaim you see from cats on the Brainfeeder camps and other progressive acts, circa the mid teens! Includes "Not Normal", "More Shakers" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A much-needed full length set from RSL – a trio who've grabbed plenty of attention with their initial singles, but who sound even better on an extended session! The group's got some instrumentation that's very much after our hearts – Fender Rhodes, organ, and theremin – all used ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Leron Thomas with Bilal —
Role Play EP ... LP Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2015. Near Mint- ...
Bilal makes a great guest appearance here – adding an extra presence and depth to "Role Play" – a tune that's got this very unique sort of cascading bassline, and which is already nice enough with soulful vocals from Leron Thomas – but which really steps over the line ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Thundercat at the top of his game – delivering spacey synth soul backdrops that are as insistent as they are innovative – paired with emotionally invested vocals and lyricism! Thundercat has a kinship with Brainfeeder founder and creative partner Flying Lotus, particularly given their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing, including the printed inner sleeves.)
A sweet modern take on post-disco funky soul from Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, working together as Tuxedo! It's a pretty remarkable creative step for both parties, and classy enough to make the Tuxedo moniker fit. We've known for years to expect the unexpected from Mayer Hawthorne – we ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, 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
17 tracks in all, including "Inside My Mind" by Joe Smooth, "Dum Dum Cry" by Masters At Work, "We Came To Jack" by Secret Secret, "Boxhead" by Professor Funk, "Prince Of House Medley" by Jamie Principle, "DJ Mega Track" by Jackmaster Black ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We can pretty much let the track listing do the talking on this nice compilation: Loleatta Holloway "So Sweet" produced by Farley Jackmaster Funk, Peter Black "I Can't Stop", Frankie Hollywood & Ricky D "Feel The Fire", Chip E "If Only You Knew", Fingers ... (Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album