A bright new groove on the Schema Records label – but one that features work from some of the company's real heavyweights in recent years – as the album was conceived and produced by Lucio Cantone (aka Invisible Session), and features tunes written by the funky Alex Puddu – all in ... read moreCD
A bright new groove on the Schema Records label – but one that features work from some of the company's real heavyweights in recent years – as the album was conceived and produced by Lucio Cantone (aka Invisible Session), and features tunes written by the funky Alex Puddu – all in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nothing too loungey here – and instead, the record's a nice blend of older South African modes and contemporary styles – some nicely mellow grooves from the Afronaut trio! The grooves are a bit downtempo at times, but with a lot more going on than just beats and a few stray sounds ... read moreCD
A collection of tracks from Japan's Akakage – a really groovy little group with a stripped-down, retro-styled sound – one that's almost an extension of the Readymade groove of the 90s, but which has a more straightforward approach! The tunes are playful without being annoyingly so ... read moreCD
Soul singer Michael Allen is backed up by a smooth Italian group in this nice modern soul session from a few years ago. The tracks are nice and mellow, and Gazzara's on electric keyboards and gives the LP a nice jazzy feel. Nearly all the cuts are originals by Allen, and the set includes "Bre ... read moreCD
Tightly funky work from The Allergies – a group who work equally with processed sounds and live instrumentation, all to create a nicely playful batch of funk tracks! There's vocals on the set – some found, some live – and the mood shifts nicely from cut to cut – almost with ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
Tightly funky work from The Allergies – a group who work equally with processed sounds and live instrumentation, all to create a nicely playful batch of funk tracks! There's vocals on the set – some found, some live – and the mood shifts nicely from cut to cut – almost with ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A jazz set, but one that's in a very Stones Throw mode – as the music here mixes jazz elements with more contemporary production elements, and blends together the live and programmed in a mighty nice way! The group's a quartet, most of whom have played on other Stones Throw albums – ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The sound of Detroit rises high on this excellent full length set from John Arnold – a wonderfully soulful set of skittish beats and jazzy grooves! Arnold's working here with artists that include Amp Fiddler, Ayro, Malik Alston, and Mady Kouyate – and grooving in a style that reminds ... read moreCD
The full length debut of Andy Ash – a younger UK artist who's been making a nice splash with tracks in recent years, and who emerges here fully formed, with more than enough talent to fill up the double length set! The tracks are nice and long, and occupy this spare, simple space – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rocky & Bullwinkle meet Frankie Knuckles on this great mid 80s Chicago house single! (House Music, New Grooves)12-inch, Vinyl record
Bah Samba —
Four ... CD BKO (UK), 2005. Used 2 CDs ...
Soaring soul from Bah Samba – an excellent group that features vocals by the incredible Alice Russell! Bah Samba have a sound that's as compelling as their promising name – a blend of Latin influences and modern London grooves – wrapped up in a warmly jazzy finish that's a nice ... read moreCD
No side-stepping these grooves – as they're right, tight, and very much on the money – work that shows a real evolution in the sound of The Bamboos, and one that takes them strongly into deep soul territory! These guys have always had a great ear for classic funk, but this time around ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
A really fantastic idea for a project – and one that comes off even better than we would have guessed – new versions of classic grooves from the nations of Cabo Verde and Guinea Bissau, performed by a really well-matched group of singers and musicians, in a mode that's quite different ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreCD
Seek ... CD Compost/Quality (Japan), 2004. Used ...
Another masterful set from Beanfield – an even better album than their great Human Patterns, if you can believe that – and one with much more of an adventurous soul feel than we've heard from the boys before! The fractured electronics and broken beats feel that the group made sound so ... read moreCD
A collection of Beatfanatic tunes and other tracks he's remixed – put together with enough depth to stand as a Beatfanatic album on its own! The European beat maker's touches are all over the set – which has a bristling, crisp sort of feel that's totally great – a style that's ... read moreCD
We've loved the music of Benny Sings for years – and can't understand why the man's not a much bigger success at a worldwide level – because his songs have the gentle soul and careful construction of the sorts of music that used to grace the airwaves decades back! Yet maybe the ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet single, featuring one of the best George Benson tunes since the 70s! The cut's a Latinized version of Donny Hathaway's "The Ghetto", pumped up nicely by Masters At Work, and featuring some strong keyboards from Joe Sample! (Jazz, New Grooves)12-inch, Vinyl record
New work from the legendary founder of Azymuth! Jose Roberto Bertrami's keyboards have graced dozens of Brazilian jazz sessions over the past 30 years – not only with his famous combo Azymuth, but also on albums by other Brazilian singers and instrumentalists of the 70s and 80s. This new ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
Brilliant – and we didn't know he had it in him! Simon "Big Bang" Serritella has been turning out singles and remixes from the underground London scene of the past few years – and although those have all been pretty sweet, this debut LP is a giant step forward! The groove is ... read moreCD
A great little package that expands on the tune "Paradise" – one of the catchiest numbers in years from the raspy-voiced genius of Mario Biondi – a contemporary singer, but one who's perfect for turning out soulful tracks that really hearken back to the bast! Here, Biondi ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A darn hip combo on Irma – one that mixes together bits of house, lounge, soul, Brazilian, and other influences, creating a pleasing pastiche of sounds and grooves in the best tradition of the Italian scene. Some tracks are instrumentals, and some feature work by Ohm Guru, Elise, Be Noir, ... read moreCD
The first full length from Blundetto – a Parisian radio programmer and artist showing impeccable taste here – with a slyly dubby and reggae & soul influenced groove and featuring collaborations with The Budos Band horns, Chico Mann, Tommy Guerrero, Lateef The Truthspeaker, Shawn Lee ... read moreCD
(Out of print, limited edition – comes in a cool box with foil cover, stickers, and a poster designed by CHAOS.)
The title might seem familiar – given that Blundetto's first album was called Bad Bad Things – but this record really shows a strong evolution of his sound over the ten years since that release – the shifting sense of sound between hip hop, global roots, and more dynamic elements ... read moreCD
The best album so far from this up-and-coming Colombian group – a great mix of rootsy elements and more electronic production – served up in the forward-reaching style we've come to love in recent projects from the Soundway label! Bomba Estereo are easily one of the most contemporary ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Out of print, please note that there is tear on the corner of the sleeve cover & is priced accordingly.)
Brand New Heavies —
TBNH ... CD Acid Jazz (UK), 2019. New Copy ...
Excellent work from The Brand New Heavies – one of those groups that made us first want to get into the record store business many years ago! The passage of time hasn't dimmed their genius at all – and right as at the start, the music here is flowing with classic funk and soul ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Gianni Brezzo —
Awakening ... LP Jakarta (Germany), 2021. New Copy ...
Gianni Brezzo's a nom-du-date for Marvin Horsch – a German producer who handles a nice array of keyboards, guitar, bass, and percussion here – all in a swirling mode that starts somewhere in 70s electric jazz, but which comes off with a very contemporary vibe overall! Horsch has been ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The deepest album we've heard in years from Till Bronner – a beautiful collection of Brazilian-tinged tunes, performed with a host of wonderful guest stars! Bronner plays his usual trumpet, and also sings a bit too – in that warmly raspy voice that we first grew to love during his Chet ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
We've got to be honest and admit that we always felt that Brooklyn Funk Essentials were one of those second generation bandwagon jumpers of the acid jazz scene, though this LP is not without some redeeming moments, principally the Masta Ace remix of their take on the Pharoah Sanders classic "Cr ... read moreCD
A pretty sweet mix of beats, funky samples, and Latin elements – all mixed together with almost a Tru Thoughts or Melting Pot Music sort of approach! The groove here is extremely upbeat and joyous – and most tracks step around in hard funky midtempo rhythms – assembled in the ... read moreCD
An obscure set of unreleased work from this very cool group – material recorded in New York around the same time as their third album – and issued here as maybe a slight appendix to that classic set! The group's always had a classic cinematic approach to funk – heavy on 70s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 500 copies – and includes comic book!)
Calibro 35 —
Momentum ... CD Record Kicks (Italy), 2020. New Copy ...
Calibro 35 have certainly gained momentum in our book – as the group's given us more than a few albums over the years, and just keep sounding better and better with each new one! This set has the group still strongly in their core territory of Italian soundtrack and sound library funk – ... read moreCD
Classic-styled soundtrack funk from Calibro 35 – a contemporary group, but one who works in the best styles of the Italian scene of the 70s! This album's Calibro's heaviest work to date – a set that's got even more funky rhythms than before, and plenty of darkly brooding basslines, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Orla ... LP None More (UK), 2021. New Copy ...
Really lovely work from Caravela – a British band, but one with a lovely lead singer who delivers lyrics in Portuguese – while the group support the music in a mix of Brazilian styles and more contemporary London modes! The album's like the sort of great fusion we used to hear from the ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pushin 40, but still sounding great – and the album may well be the best work so far we've heard from Casbah 73! As with previous efforts, the mainman here is Oliver Stewart – handling most of the guitar, keyboards, and beats – plus a bit of vocals too – all in a funky, ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Apka ... LP Six Degrees, 2020. New Copy ...
Ceu seems to be an even stronger singer here than before – still able to drift in and out of an easygoing rhythm when she wants, but also more suited to take on tunes with a more soulful vibe – which includes a number of standout tunes that really make the record shine! There's still ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice step forward for Ceu – and a record with a bit more of an edge than we might have expected! The set's still heavy on those sweet Brazilian vocals with an old school vibe – but the production, although often spare, has this nice raspy quality we really love – subtle ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
A lovely little record from Ceu – a record that balances the Brazilian singers' vocals with a great sense of space in the instrumentation – just the right use of acoustic rhythms, keyboards, and other elements – never as electronic as other albums on the Six Degrees label, in a ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
Cola & Jimmu (Nicole Willis & Jimi Tenor) —
Enigmatic ... CD Herakles (Finland), 2013. Used ...
Enigmatic dancefloor grooves from the duo of Cola and Jimmu – actually funky soul singer Nicole Willis and Finnish jazz funk player Jimmy Tenor! As Cola and Jimmu, Nicole and Jimmy are working in a mode that's inspired by dawn of the 90s soulful house music – a nice mix of earthy ... read moreCD
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, includes the printed inner sleeve.)
A modern classic from MJ Cole – the record that pushed him into the limelight with a near-perfect batch of garagey grooves! The sound here is plenty soulful – thanks to vocals by Elisabeth Troy, Guy S'mone, and others – but the real strength of the set is MJ's skittish rhythms, ... read moreCD
Jazzy funk and tightly grooving sounds from The Colman Brothers – Mat Colman & Andrew Colman! The Brothers come up with really fantastic modern spin on the late 60s style of European jazz funk figures like Peter Herbolzheimer and the genre-defying, stylistically sprawling greatness ... read moreCD
A fantastic blend of spiritual jazz styles and electronic elements – served up here by the trio of drummer Betamax, keyboardist Danalogue, and saxophonist King Shabaka – the last of whom you might recognize as Shabaka Hutchings from a host of other hip projects on the contemporary ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
Wonderful wonderful wonderful – and one of the best albums we've ever heard of modern bossa and soundtrack grooves! For years, Nicola Conte has been a seminal force in the new Italian scene – working as a DJ, promoter, producer, and sometimes recording artist under the odd 12" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A more spiritual soul-based setting than usual for the talents of Nicola Conte – a long-awaited full length set, served up after a host of 12" single collaborations with Gianluca Petrella! Petrella's presence is felt in the way the tunes unfold – often with strong contributions ... read moreCD
A more spiritual soul-based setting than usual for the talents of Nicola Conte – a long-awaited full length set, served up after a host of 12" single collaborations with Gianluca Petrella! Petrella's presence is felt in the way the tunes unfold – often with strong contributions ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A long-overdue collection of all the mixes, side-projects, and rare "Nicola Conte version" tracks that have cropped up in the past decade or so – work that's every bit as great as the material Conte includes on his own albums and singles! Nicola Conte's not a remixer – he's a ... read moreCD
Two great contemporary tracks – pulled from the Kaleidoscope project from Soul Jazz – a well-done overview of the hippest sides of the global scene! Theon Cross rockets out with "Candace Of Meroe" – a tune that bristles with quick-moving drum parts and these really deep- ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Something of a split single from Don Cuco – a set that features him remixing a track by Ibeyi on side one – really expanding on the warm vocals of the sister duo, with beats that are gentle and glowing, but which move nicely in a strong sort of Afro House mode! The flipside features ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Brazilian funk from Curumin – a contemporary set, but one that features a fair bit of old school influences as well! In a way, Curumin's music is sort of an update of the 70s samba soul sound with a bit more beats – taking the older Brazilian styles into a 21st Century range, and ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
A collection of remixes from one of the greatest groups going! Da Lata have one of the strongest sounds going – a mixture of Brazilian rhythms and modern production, steeped in classic jazz influences, and the rich sense of history brought to the group by DJ Patrick Forge. And when they ... read moreCD
"In A Silent Way /Shhh Peaceful/It's About That Time" (15:20), "Black Satin/What If/Agharta Prelude Dub" (16:06), "Rated X/Billy Preston" (14:34), and "He Loved Him Madly" (13:38). (Jazz, New Grooves)CD
A brilliant full-length statement from Mark De Clive-Lowe – an artist who's been making some big waves in the global underground for the past few years – including a range of singles and remixes so great, we can almost forgive him for the length of his name! The set's everything we ... read moreCD
Get ready to fall in love with a new bossa singer! The lovely Rosalia De Souza is a sweet-voiced vocalist with a sound that's very much in keeping with classic 60s work from Brazil – and she's got the added benefit of working here with new arrangements from the great Nicola Conte, the ... read moreCD
Abstract beats with a depth of global influences from Dimlite – the Swiss beatmaker/producer's debut for the Now Again/Stones Throw – and far reaching effort that covers a lot of aural atmosphere over its running time! Dimlite's work for Sonar Kollectiv was among the most forward ... read moreCD
Maybe the best album we've ever heard from Dining Rooms – a set that has the group moving way past just makers of seductive grooves, into wider, fuller territory that definitely puts them at the top shelf level we love from the best at Schema Records! The album balances some of their earlier ... read moreCD
Maybe the best album we've ever heard from Dining Rooms – a set that has the group moving way past just makers of seductive grooves, into wider, fuller territory that definitely puts them at the top shelf level we love from the best at Schema Records! The album balances some of their earlier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dining Rooms —
Tre ... CD Schema (Italy), 2003. Used ...
The 3rd album by The Dining Rooms (in case you couldn't guess by the title!) – and the best so far! These guys have really matured from earlier outings – moving into a sophisticated realm of downtempo soundscapes crafted with a great deal of care, and which are put together with a lot ... read moreCD
Dining Rooms —
Tre ... LP Schema (Italy), 2003. New Copy 2LP ...
The 3rd album by The Dining Rooms (in case you couldn't guess by the title!) – and the best so far! These guys have really matured from earlier outings – moving into a sophisticated realm of downtempo soundscapes crafted with a great deal of care, and which are put together with a lot ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The 3rd album by The Dining Rooms – and the best so far! These guys have really matured from earlier outings – moving into a sophisticated realm of downtempo soundscapes crafted with a great deal of care, and which are put together with a lot more than simple tricks and gimmicks. ... read moreCD
Sean Martin provides some great lead vocals on this slinky groove from The Dining Rooms – a tune that's got riffing guitar nestled right down in the rhythms, and a fuller, funkier feel as things move on! The remix on the flip really changes things up nicely – dropping the guitar for a ... (Funky 45's, New Grooves)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
DJ Tudo really lives up to his name here – by bringing in a huge amount of different influences – all sorts of Brazilian sounds and styles, but with results that are surprisingly cohesive overall! The album was recorded in various spots over the course of a few years – and it's ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
Dr Rubberfunk's an artist who just seems to get funkier and funkier as the years go on – and this collection of recent singles and recordings is much heavier on the deep funk side of the spectrum than we might have expected! There's still some of the programming and samples of his early work ... read moreCD
A whole new sound for the team of Dzihan & Kamien – a live set recorded with a host of extra instruments, and a really great funky style! The album's light years past the group's easy kitschy remix styled work – and goes for a sound that's solid, soulful, and really classic ... read moreCD
A swirling mix of modes from Electric Jalaba – a group who are first inspired by the hypnotic groove of gnawa music from North Africa, but who also bring a fair bit of contemporary elements to their music – dark strains of electronics that make the whole thing this unusual blend of ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An eclectic set of club friendly grooves from Empresarios – their full length debut for Fort Knox Recordings – and one that works quite well on number of levels! There's a bit of contempory Latin club funk, tracks with elements of dub, reggaeton and other contemporary flourishes – ... read moreCD
Jocelyn Enriquez —
Jocelyn ... CD Classified/Timber!/Tommy Boy, 1997. Used ...
One of the heaviest house albums we've heard from Peven Everett in years – a set that's filled with upbeat, joyous grooves – all done with the same deep soul you'd expect from other recent records! The whole thing's a great step back towards some of the classic grooves from Everett's ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Peven Everett sends a letter out to his huge European fan base – but the sound here is every bit as great as his other Chicago-crafted grooves! The rhythms are a bit upbeat this time around – not really house, but a warmly flowing sort of style – that trance-like mode that Peven ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Peven Everett —
Easy Livin' ... CD Unified/Studio Confession, 2006. New Copy ...
Another bold step forward for Peven Everett – easily one of the real front runners in the 21st Century soul scene! The album's got a tighter, more unified feel than even some of Peven's previous work – a confident, almost majestic approach that has Everett's wonderful vocals coming ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Peven Everett, acoustic – a whole new sound for this amazing 21st Century soul singer! We've always loved Peven's music, but usually it's drenched in keyboards and drum patterns – so an acoustic setting like this is a wonderful change – and more proof that Peven's got more than ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
We haven't heard from Peven Everett in quite some time – and the respite's been a great one, because it seems that Peven's really regrouped, found new strengths, and has come out with his best record in years! The whole thing's one of the best produced, packaged, and put-together sets we've ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Soulful medicine served up by the mighty Peven Everett – one of the most spiritual talents in the underground today, and an artist who can definitely live up to the title of this set! The grooves are warm and flowing – often on the more upbeat side of the Peven spectrum, which means a ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
A special set of tracks from underground soul wonderboy Peven Everett – some clubby cuts that were brought together here for the legendary Miami dance music conference – including one great tune about the city that the mayor might want to make it's new theme! All the usual Peven ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
The most personal album to date from modern soul wizard Peven Everett – as you might guess from the title! The set begins with a striking spoken bit from Peven, then rolls into a tapestry of urban themes and clubbier sounds – the best of which feature those warmly flowing vocals that ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Peven Everett —
Notions ... CD Studio Confession, 2007. New Copy ...
Incredible mellow soul from the mighty Peven Everett – a record that shows that he's every bit as great with a gentle tune as he is with a clubby one! The music here has a beautifully glowing sort of quality – piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar, and softer beats – all wrapped up ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD