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XContemporary cuts in a variety of styles -- broken beat, downtempo, house, electronica, club jazz, electro, nu jazz, and more!


Agogo (Germany), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The second Soul Session is every bit as great as the first – a wonderful blend of contemporary rhythms and crackling vocals – served up by producer Ralph Keifer, with help from guests who include Georgia Anne Muldrow, Anaj, Tokunbo, Omar, and Fatma Tazegul! Rhythms are relatively spare ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fisherman Abides
Alpha Pup, 2017. New Copy
Really beautiful stuff from this very cool group – music that seems to resonate in a special space between 70s AOR and underground pop of the following decade – touched by some jazz aspects in the instrumentation, and delivered with a vibe that's as as poetic as the title! The core ... CD
Eventual Reality
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
A fantastic debut from the James L'Estraunge Orchestra – a studio combo, but one who come together with this amazing mix of groove and sophisticated arrangements! The project is the brainchild of Ricky Reid – who you might know in his work with The Soul Renegades – and there's a ... CD
Drunk
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 ... CD
Art Yard (UK), Early 2000s. New Copy
There's lots of weird tones and textures taking place here – a mix of organic elements with an electronic vibe – all in a way that maybe puts the music somewhere in the territory of some of the 4th World Possible Musics projects from EG Records years ago! Electronics bubble along with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Des Promesses
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Fantastic sounds from Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart – served up here in his Voilaaa project, which might well be our favorite of all his many musical enterprises! The groove brings together funky club with some slight touches of 70s Afro Funk – maybe not as much as you'd guess ... LP, Vinyl record album
Afro Gente/Fuego De Sangre
Strictly Jaz Unit, 2017. New Copy
Afro-Latin jazz and funk steeped groovers from Glenn Undergound's Gu Jazz Collective! Glenn's work is never lacking for genuine jazzy soul spirit, even his most stripped down and straight forward club grooves, so you'd have to think he's going a bit deeper, given the collective billing, and you'd ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Battery Acid (main, dub)/Mr Heard
Strictly Jaz Unit, 2016. New Copy
Searing, too dangerous to touch club grooves from the mighty Glenn Underground! "Battery Acid" has compelling beats, but a really nice, airy synth grooves floating over them. "Mr Heard" is another gem – and a compelling homage to Larry Heard, with some really sweet piano ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Ben & Sadar's – Red, White & Blues EP
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy
A great collaboration between Chicago DJ Sadar Behar and Dutch keyboard talent Ben Spaander! Spaander's got a huge collection of vintage keyboards – and Sadar works with him here to craft some really vintage-sounding grooves, but with a definite future soul vibe overall! There's certainly ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Mark De Clive-Lowe Presents Church
Mashibeats/Ropeadope, 2014. New Copy
Mark De Clive-Lowe takes us to church – with a set that's easily his most soulful, spiritual record ever! The album's got a lot more acoustic elements than usual – plenty of jazz elements on tenor, flute, trumpet, and percussion – mixed with Mark's own great Fender Rhodes and ... 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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Aforemention
Mental Groove/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy
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Spare drums, percussion, and lots of electronics from Tommaso Cappellato – a musician who works here with only a bit of guest vocals from time to time, but never makes us feel like we're missing the presence of a larger group at all! Cappellato's somewhere in a space near cosmic jazz, but is ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2017. New Copy
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, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mark De Clive-Lowe Presents Church (with download)
Mashibeats/Ropeadope, 2014. New Copy 2LP
Mark De Clive-Lowe takes us to church – with a set that's easily his most soulful, spiritual record ever! The album's got a lot more acoustic elements than usual – plenty of jazz elements on tenor, flute, trumpet, and percussion – mixed with Mark's own great Fender Rhodes and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Virgin, 1998. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A heavier, darker prime era set from Massive Attack – and rightly remembered as a classic! The grooves are still really strong, but the trip hop pioneers are delving more deeply into a bass heavy dub trip with a deep, rumbling bottom running throughout the tracks and some distorted guitar and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Virgin, 1991. New Copy (reissue)
The record that put the Bristol sound of the era on the map – and pretty much delivered the opening salvo for the coming trip hop movement! Heady instrumental hip hop clashes with dub and new school soul on this seminal set, one that really existed outside of most early 90s trends, even if it ... LP, Vinyl record album
Choose Your Own Adventure
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy
Malcolm Catto is at the production helm for this sweet debut set from Vanishing Twin – and you can definitely hear his touches in the music – which is often funky and trippy at the same time! The group themselves have kind of a fuzz-frequency vibe that lies somewhere between late 60s ... LP, Vinyl record album
Standing On The Wall
R2 (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
It's been many years since Daz I Kue first rocked our world with his grooves in Bugz In The Attic – and since that time, he's only gotten stronger and more soulful as a solo act – to the point where a new project like this almost blows away some of his previous work! As you might guess ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cuss, 2016. New Copy 2 X 10" Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated October 19, 2017


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