New Grooves — Recently Added

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


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
Astralwerks, 2007. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Sleeker, electro-inspired sounds from The Chemical Brothers – without deviating too far from their distinctive, big sound! There's slightly slow building vibe on this one, kicking in on the killer title tune and riding that exciting peak for a few tunes before taking some fascination twists ... LP, Vinyl record album
Astralwerks, 1999. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Chemical Brothers still riding high at the end of the 90s! In some ways, Surrender scales back on bigger, more boisterous big beat vibe for slightly hipper dancefloor vibe – but there's really a ton of ambitiousness here. Just a glance at the guest appearances is clue of how wild the ride is ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlas
Ropeadope, 2016. New Copy
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A sublime blend of progressive beats & production with soulful songcraft by Light Blue Movers – and it takes even fuller flight thanks to some excellent guest vocals by Stephanie McKay and others! The Light Blue Movers themselves are drummer and producer Adrian Harpham, keyboard player ... CD
Other Directions
Schema (Italy), 2004. New Copy 2LP
Incredible work from Nicola Conte – Schema records maestro making his Blue Note debut with this set – and giving the label one of their best new albums of the 21st Century! The record's quite different than Nicola's programmed dancefloor work for Schema – and is much more of an ... LP, Vinyl record album
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy Gatefold
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, ... CD
Euphoria EP
Strictly Jaz Unit, 2016. New Copy
Nice, hypnotic blend of spacey instrumentation and acoustic elements from Euphorian Orchestra on Glenn Underground Strictly Jaz Unit label – for a unique take on soulful house! Compelling beats roll under a nice mix of cosmic keyboard grooves, synth, little bits of flute and other airer ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Warp, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Flying Lotus is not only very much alive on You're Dead! – he's as lively as ever – delivering his best, most diverse record to date! The Flying Lotus sound is in peak form here – glitchy beats and spacey keyboards, deftly layered samples, and carrying boundless influences from ... LP, Vinyl record album
Natural (180 gram vinyl)
Far Out (UK), 2016. New Copy
Nicola Conte's working here with a great new singer – the lovely Stefania Dipierro, who brings in just the right sort of Brazilian vibe to fit the record's placement on the Far Out label! The style here is maybe a bit more Brazilian than some of Nicola's music on the Schema imprint – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sogni Di Gloria
Tannen (Italy), 2014. New Copy
Calibro 35 move strongly into the world of actual soundtrack music – after a number of albums that had them taking on classic sounds of Italian cinema – and the result is a set that might well be one of the strongest the group has ever cut! The core small combo approach is still the ... CD
Slave Music EP
Home Grown, 2016. New Copy
The kinds of beats we haven't heard from Freddie Cruger in years – the kind of sharp-yet-spacey funk that first made us fall in love with his sound more than a decade ago! The music here has a very future-forward vibe – a title that's tongue-in-cheek, and which might obscure the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sogni Di Gloria
Tannen (Italy), 2014. New Copy Gatefold
Calibro 35 move strongly into the world of actual soundtrack music – after a number of albums that had them taking on classic sounds of Italian cinema – and the result is a set that might well be one of the strongest the group has ever cut! The core small combo approach is still the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Instrumentalepathy
Cuss, 2016. New Copy
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 ... CD
Natural (180 gram vinyl)
Far Out (UK), 2016. New Copy
Nicola Conte's working here with a great new singer – the lovely Stefania Dipierro, who brings in just the right sort of Brazilian vibe to fit the record's placement on the Far Out label! The style here is maybe a bit more Brazilian than some of Nicola's music on the Schema imprint – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Gotta Get Out EP
Voltaire (Netherlands), 2016. New Copy
Fantastic modern boogie from The Pendletons – a duo who've clearly been influenced by the sound of the 80s underground, but who really find a way to do something new with their music on this set! I Ced and Jimetta Rose guest on the title cut – "Gotta Get Up" – a sweet ... LP, Vinyl record album
Shapes In Space
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2016. New Copy 2CD
The Shapes series from Tru Thoughts takes off into space – in a wonderful blend of the label's groundbreaking funk, soul, and contemporary beat-heavy styles! As with other Shapes collections, there's a lot of material here that's getting physical release for the first time – some ... CD
Slavic Souls
BBE (UK), 2016. New Copy
A new sort of a shift for Dalindeo – as you might guess from the title – as the group adds in a bit of slavic roots to their usual jazzy groove! The core instrumentation is still live jazz, but the group also touch on some older Finnish tango modes with the rhythms, and work with the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Clap
Crew Love, 2016. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2016. New Copy
A strong album from Yaite Ramos Rodriguez, aka La Dame Blanche – a Cuban-born, Paris-based singer, MC, flautist and percussionist – in set that mixes modern hip hop, cumbia, and dancehall-inspired urban production! The modern sound is pretty great, and her voice is really wonderful ... 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
 
Updated January 16, 2017


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