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


Temple Of I & I
ESL, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Maybe one of the most sharp-edged albums in years from Thievery Corporation – if not ever – thanks to the presence of a fair bit of hip hop guest stars, in a large roster of talent that includes Mr Lif, Raquel Jones, Zee, Notch, Lou Lou Ghelichkhani, Shana Halligan, Elin Melgarejo, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Suburbia (Japan), 2017. New Copy
Good mellows, indeed – a wonderful set of tracks collected together by Toru Hashimoto – the same guy who gave us the legendary Free Soul and Cafe Apres Midi series from Japan – now stepping out in a whole new mode! This body of work explores the idea of "good mellows" ... CD
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Maad, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Chicago house legends go head-to-head on the timeless set of mid 90s grooves! 8 great cuts on 4 sides – including "Motion Sickness", "Mayday Funk", "Cronic Groove", "Michael Myers", "Po-Ta Grized", "Bee W Bee", "Stopen ... LP, Vinyl record album
Inner Muse, 1998. New Copy (reissue)
A modern classic bit of dancefloor genius from Alton Miller! "Progressions" has a healthy bit of African-inspired percussion in the mix – making a major breath of fresh air at the tail end of the 90s, and standing strong all these years onward! "Time & Space" is a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Ninja Tune, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Dreamy, inventive work from Bonobo – and another creative high point for one of the most consistent figures in the Ninja Tune universe from the turn of the millennium onward! In our minds, Bonobo has always been one of the better full album listen experience crafters on Ninja Tune – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Strictly Jaz Unit, 2016. New Copy
Infinitely fresh club grooves from Glenn Underground! "Chicago (The Root) and the dub version are classic level – with some sweet, spacey keyboards on the former and more precise rhythmic focus on the latter. "Tech Chi Zero" is the the atmospheric flipside. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Black Pegasus, 2016. New Copy
A double dose of rare vintage late 70s funky dancefloor monsters by Marc Davis – going deep into the world of rare groove! "Free Blow" takes up the full A-Side and "Straight Forward (Non Stop) rolls non-stop on the other side – one a re-worked Italo disco jam the other a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Fat Beats, 2017. New Copy
The mighty Daedelus's entry in the Baker's Dozen series for Fat Beats – delivering a killer, spacey hip hop instrumentals set with an adventurous psych bent! Armed with samplers, Technics 1200 turntables and a few interesting instruments lying around (a tenor guitar, a bass clarinet, a double ... LP, Vinyl record album
Handful Of Soul (special edition with bonus CD)
Schema (Italy), 2006. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
An incredible full length debut from vocalist Mario Biondi – a jazz singer we'd rank right up there with the legendary Mark Murphy – supported here with great backings from the High Five Quintet! The grooves here are in a soaring, tightly-stepping style – very much the best club ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), Late 90s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The drums do plenty of talking here – in a wonderful set that looks at the return of deeper rhythms and percussion to the global house music underground! Just at a point when some pretenders were trying to claim too-strong influences from Cuba, Africa, and other deeper cultures – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tawk Tomahawk
Flying Buddha, 2013. New Copy
A pretty remarkable set of spacey soul songcraft from Hiatus Kaiyote – a Melbourne group that blends moody, laidback live soul instrumentation with bubbling futuristic elements in a surprisingly seamless way – elevated even higher by strong songwriting and the soulful vocals of Nai Palm! ... CD
Modern Sun (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy
A fantastic album of keyboard funk instrumentals – a set that starts somewhere in a late 70s soul fusion vibe, then makes a move through some of the more broken, cosmic territory of the European scene in recent years! On some of the straighter tracks, there's Fender Rhodes, at a level that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy
One of the sharpest Patchwork grooves we've heard in awhile – and a cut that breathes new life into the Mr President name! "Going To A Go Go" is the old hit by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – but it's redone here as a crisply percolated house cut with a nicely cosmic ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Enigmatic
Herakles (Finland), 2013. New Copy
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 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy
Maybe the hippest album we've ever heard from The Dining Rooms – something we probably could have guessed from their evocation of Sun Ra in the title! And while that title seems a bit obtuse – maybe even a joke – the music here is right on the money, and some of the most serious, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Record Kicks (Italy), 2016. New Copy
Calibro 35 have always had a soundtrack style to their music – but here, they seem to hit an even trippier, spacier version of the mode – playing an all-live, all-instrumental set that's bubbling over with loads of wonderful elements! Some tracks are still as funky as before, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
Record Kicks (Italy), 2016. New Copy
Calibro 35 have always had a soundtrack style to their music – but here, they seem to hit an even trippier, spacier version of the mode – playing an all-live, all-instrumental set that's bubbling over with loads of wonderful elements! Some tracks are still as funky as before, but ... CD
Key Of Life (Japan), 2016. New Copy
An excellent overview of the ways in which the Japanese scene has really changed in recent years – moving past the straighter soul, house, and club jazz of a decade ago – into a range of creative styles that are completely their own! There's definitely a current of jazz that runs ... CD
Midnight Riot/Octave (Japan), 2017. New Copy
Amp Fiddler's got his hands on some motor city booty – and the result is one of his greatest records in years – a funky little album that mixes up his 21st Century Detroit groove with some older soundtrack styles and blacksploitation modes! The titles of the tunes give a good idea of ... CD
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
 
Updated February 21, 2017


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