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New Grooves — Recently Added

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


Boo Williams

Outer Limits
Boo Moonman, 2019. New Copy
A spacey keys and compelling beats-built electro soul instrumental from legendary producer/DJ Boo Williams – launching his own DIY Boo Moonman label! "Outer Limits" is all business, with unrelenting, but none too heavy beats and hypnotic keyboard chords all the way. 12-inch, Vinyl record
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy
A completely different side of Colombian music than you'd know from Discos Fuentes and some of the other mainstream outlets from that scene – as the tracks here are all from the contemporary underground, and represent a really rich flowering of creative grooves and soulful modes! In truth, ... CD

Da Lata

Birds
Da La Music (UK), 2019. New Copy
The first album in more than a few years from Da Lata – a set that has the core group winnowed down to Chris Franck, but which seems to open up the sound even more than before! Everything we've ever loved about Da Lata is in place here – that special sound that filters together bits of ... CD
Tummy Touch/P-Vine (Japan), 1999. New Copy
A massive bit of blue-eyed soul – recorded on the London scene of the late 90s, but put together with a vibe that takes us back to early 70s LA! The sticker on the front of the original record promises links to Steely Dan and Jamiroquai – and the sound of the record definitely lives up ... CD
Warp, 2019. New Copy
A really great moment from Flying Lotus – a live set recorded for Gilles Peterson in 2010, at a point that's kind of the start of a whole new generation in jazzy modes! The lineup here features tenor from Ravi Coltrane, light string touches from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and some especially ... LP, Vinyl record album

Nicola Conte & Gianluca Petrella

Sun Song/Nigeria
Schema (Italy), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)
Just a 12" single, but one that's got the power of most full LPs – thanks to some tremendous work here by Nicola Conte and Gialuca Petrella! "Sun Song" is a slow-building cut with a clubby rhythm at the core – but one that's open to all these cool moogy keyboards that ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Schema (Italy), 2006. New Copy
The sound of jazz in the 21st Century – a bold new wave of acosutic expression and soulful improvisation – served up here in an amazing assortment that features a few previously unreleased tunes! As with other volumes in this Schema series, the focus here is on the strong return to ... CD

Gerardo Frisina

Latin Kick
Schema (Italy), 2005. New Copy
The Latin Kick – with a jazzy groove! Gerardo Frisina's long been one of our favorite talents on the international groove underground, and like his labelmate and sometime musical partner Nicola Conte, he's got a way of crafting tracks that are awash in classic jazz touches. Frisina himself ... CD

Gerardo Frisina

Hi Note
Schema (Italy), 2003. New Copy
Hi Note, indeed! Gerardo Frisina's latest is awe-inspiring – a completely seamless blend of Italian and Latin jazz, bossa rhythms and percussion, and some of the most tasteful and naturally blended electronic elements you could ever expect to hear on an album so steeped in a genuine affinity ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2004. New Copy
A tremendous collection of modern jazzy groups – featuring unreleased material by Schema Records legends Nicola Conte and Gerardo Frisina, plus some of the best bits from the European underground! The set does a great job of collecting "bubbling under" tracks that have been ... CD
Planet E, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A heavy helping of Detroit Love – and one that will also make you love Detroit too – or, at least, completely respect the city for having such a continually rewarding underground over the last few decades – long after the possibility of chart hits or bigger fame have passed! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Schema (Italy), 2009. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A real rising star on Schema Records – composer Alessandro Magnanini, best known for his hit with Mario Biondi – stepping out here in a beautiful album of his own original music! There's a fresh feel here that really opens up a new chapter at Schema – still a bit of their old ... LP, Vinyl record album

Waajeed & Others

Detroit Love Vol 3
Planet E, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
We don't hear nearly enough from Waajeed as we'd like to – but he really returns to glory here on a stunning mix of underground tracks from the Detroit scene – all contemporaries of Waajeed, and part of that rich electronic legacy that he's given us from his early days on the city's ... LP, Vinyl record album

Daniel Maunick

Macumba Quebrada
Far Out (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP
The first-ever full length set we've seen from Daniel Maunick – an artist who you might know from his remix work as Venom, or for his ties to the Incognito universe – given that Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick is his father! Yet the sound here is definitely Daniel's own – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Nicola Conte & Spiritual Galaxy

Let Your Light Shine On
MPS (Germany), 2018. New Copy
Nicola Conte is completely at the top of his game here – showing us yet another level of his mighty jazz-based talents – some deeper spiritual currents than ever before, mixed with a good dose of global influences too! The record has Conte working with a hip Spiritual Galaxy ensemble, ... CD

Reel People

Retroflection Remixed
Reel People (UK), 2019. New Copy
Excellent remix version of Reel People's fantastic Retroflection – one that you can almost look to as an equally great alternative version of it – with remixes by Atjazz, John Morales, Terry Hunter, Tall Black Guy, DJ Spinna and others! The warmly collaborative spirit of the original ... CD
Mahogani, 2019. New Copy
A mighty soulful groove from Amp Fiddler – one that's maybe even more classic than his classic work – and that's really saying a lot! The Jayda G remix begins with just vocals and really spare Fender Rhodes – a stripped-down cut that kicks up the beat only when it's nice and ... 12-inch, Vinyl record

Dexter Story

Bahir
Soundway (UK), 2019. New Copy
The world of Dexter Story just keeps getting bigger and bigger – not just because he's a richly collaborative player, but also because he's got this musical style that really opens up to so many different elements – but without ever sounding like he's trying to crash them together in ... LP, Vinyl record album

Daniel Maunick

Macumba Quebrada
Far Out (UK), 2019. New Copy
The first-ever full length set we've seen from Daniel Maunick – an artist who you might know from his remix work as Venom, or for his ties to the Incognito universe – given that Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick is his father! Yet the sound here is definitely Daniel's own – ... CD

Kaidi Tatham

In My Life EP
2000 Black (UK), 2018. New Copy
Blinding sounds from Kaidi Tatham – an artist who's really continued the best spirit of the 4Hero sound with records like this! The set's only got four tracks, but you'll hardly miss anything at all – as Tatham packs so much into such a small space – changing up the rhythms in ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alton Miller

Next Generation Vol 1
Music Institute, 2019. New Copy
A timeless trio of dancefloor stunners from house legend Alton Miller! "Inner 5" is light and compelling at the seam time, the beats busy not pounding too hear, the jazzy keyboards floating throughout, the jazz funk synth coming in a little bit thicker on "Inner 7". "Inner ... 12-inch, Vinyl record

Bluke (Luke Vibert & BlueRum13)

Sense The Urgency
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy
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An unusual set of work from the ever-changing Luke Vibert – a collaboration with MC BlueRum13 – whose lyrics provide a great mix with Luke's beats and instrumentation on the album! All those crisp, creative elements that we love from older Vibert records are still very much in the mix ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Guts bills this set as "an Afro-Tropical experiment" – but to us, the album's just a further expansion of his wonderful talents as a producer – which have really come a long way in just a few years! Guts maybe got his start in hip hop, but he's able to embrace a globe's worth ... LP, Vinyl record album
R&S, 2019. New Copy 2LP
Afriqua's got a continental reference in his name, but a sound that's very forward-thinking overall – music that's supposedly inspired by classics from Roy Ayers, Quincy Jones, and Weldon Irvine – but which sounds completely different than those inspirations! Instead, Afriqua's sound ... LP, Vinyl record album

Michele Manzo

All Rise
Darker Than Wax (Singapore), 2019. New Copy
Michele Manzo does a great job of making dark-tinged beats here – never in a way that's too overdone, but at a level that has this moody current and blue tinge – one that comes especially strongly from the keyboards that weave in and out alongside the rhythms! The keys kind of swell ... LP, Vinyl record album

Flying Lotus

Flamagra
Warp, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Fantastic sounds from Flying Lotus – an artist who just keeps on pushing past any conventional expectations, to a point where his music is almost a genre unto itself! The record's got this very tripped-out sort of vibe – very much in keeping with the image on the cover – and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gerardo Frisina

Hi Note
Schema (Italy), 2003. New Copy 2LP
Hi Note, indeed! Gerardo Frisina's latest is awe-inspiring – a completely seamless blend of Italian and Latin jazz, bossa rhythms and percussion, and some of the most tasteful and naturally blended electronic elements you could ever expect to hear on an album so steeped in a genuine affinity ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jazz Liberatorz

Clin D'Oeil
Kif/P-Vine (Japan), 2007. New Copy
One of the hippest French albums we've heard in years – a laidback blend of hip hop and jazz that really lives up to the cover's homage to the legendary Black Jazz label! The Jazz Liberatorz have a great way with a groove – a style that's openly flowing and instrumentally jazzy – ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP
A shapely collection of glittering diamonds from the Tru Thoughts label – an entry in their excellent series of rare cuts, special remixes, and other gems – all issued here on vinyl for the first time! Titles include "Loveline (Jesse Fischer rmx)" by Space Captain, "Too ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gerardo Frisina

Rhythmic Conversations
Schema (Italy), 2018. New Copy
Some of the rootsiest work we've heard in years from the mighty Gerardo Frisina – a set that still has his rhythm programs in the mix, but combined with loads of acoustic drums, percussion, piano and vibes – all given some sweet touches by occasional Fender Rhodes solos as well! The ... LP, Vinyl record album

Nicola Conte & Gianluca Petrella

Free Your Mind EP
Schema (Italy), 2019. New Copy
A great follow-up to the African Spirits single from the team of Nicola Conte and Gianluca Petrella – and like that one, a set that draws heavily on influences from classic Afro Funk! "Free Your Mind" is an instrumental that has these great rising horn passages – soaring ... LP, Vinyl record album

Kaidi Tatham

Serious Times EP
First Word (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)
Soaring sounds from Kaidi Tatham – music that's upbeat and moving, yet wonderfully precise in its simplicity too! Kaidi works in this cosmic fusion style that owes plenty to the London style a decade or so back – but it also moves forward with a lot more live instrumentation in the mix ... LP, Vinyl record album

Small Circle Of Friends Presents Studio 75

Over Your Shoulder (Japanese Record Day release)
Musicanossa (Japan), 2018. New Copy
A really lovely little record from Small Circle Of Friends – the very small circle that features the duo of Japanese musicians Riki Azuma and Satsuki Mutoh! The record's got this spare, lyrical vibe – beats, keyboards, and other elements – but never overdone, and almost used in ... LP, Vinyl record album
P-Vine (Japan), 2015. New Copy 2CD
A collection of work that The Orb mostly recorded in the first decade of the 21st Century – a time when they were nicely breaking free of some of the cliches that had crept into their work the decade before, and were using their core sound in a whole host of unusual ways! The package ... CD

Cosmic Analog Ensemble

Les Sourdes Oreilles
My Bags (France), 2017. New Copy
This "ensemble" is really just one guy – Charif Megarbane, who recorded the whole album in Kenya – working together a fantastic array of sounds on drums, percussion, guitar, Fender Rhodes, Farfisa, flute, vibes, oud, and a number of other instruments too – all with a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mop Mop

Kiss Of Kali
Infracom (Germany), 2008. New Copy 2LP
Jazzy grooves from Mop Mop – a set that we like even more than their hip first album, and which is filled with great work from a variety of different musicians! The vibe here is a lot more acoustic than the last time around, although the sound moves past the straighter style of club jazz ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dego

Too Much
2000 Black (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A fantastic full length set from Dego – one of the few members of the 4Hero scene who've kept the music flowing and growing into new territory in recent years – especially with the same longform vibe that we always loved from that legendary group! Although short doses of cosmic sound ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The mighty DJ Spinna has a way of making already-great music sound even greater – by using just the right sort of soulful touch to augment subtle elements in the original tunes that might have otherwise gone overlooked – to unlock a richer, more righteous energy that really serves the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Nu Guinea

Nuova Napoli
NG (France), 2018. New Copy
The last time around, Nu Guinea came on strong with a collaboration with drummer Tony Allen – but this time, they've got a very different groove – a lean, keyboard-heavy approach to funk that feels like it's lifted from some obscure sound library session of the 70s! There's still some ... LP, Vinyl record album

Strictly Jaz Unit (Glenn Underground & Boo Williams)

Tempest
Strictly Jaz Unit, 2019. New Copy 2LP
That's Jaz with one "z", not two – and the difference here is key, because the music is all soulful house, of the sort we've come to love from Glenn Underground – who works here with Boo Williams to make a set that's one of his greatest to date! Keyboards are the lead ... LP, Vinyl record album

Smuggler Brothers

Musicone
Schema (Italy), 2019. New Copy
Heavy funk from Smuggler Brothers – an Italian group who start out in the vintage cop/crime modes of 70s soundtracks, but then bring in a whole host of different elements to play in the mix! The core grooves are heavy on bass, drums, and lots of nice keyboards – but there lots more ... CD
Virgin, 1998. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD

Da Lata

Birds
Da La Music (UK), 2019. New Copy
The first album in more than a few years from Da Lata – a set that has the core group winnowed down to Chris Franck, but which seems to open up the sound even more than before! Everything we've ever loved about Da Lata is in place here – that special sound that filters together bits of ... LP, Vinyl record album

City Of Women (Jimi Tenor & Edward Vesala)

City Of Women II
Sahko (Finland), 1998. New Copy
Very fluid, freewheeling sounds from this Finnish quintet – material recorded relatively early in the career of some of the musicians, and already showing a tremendous ear for the sorts of fresh styles they'd create in years to come! The group is co-led by Jimi Tenor and Edward Vesala – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Skinny Pelembe

Dreaming Is Dead Now
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy
Spacey, slinky soul from Skinny Pelembe – an artist whose groove is right in keeping with the groundbreaking, genre-busting style of the Brownswood label! Skinny's definitely his own man here – weaving together gentle beats, slightly trippy instrumentation, and an overall sense of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Planet E, 2019. New Copy 2CD
A heavy helping of Detroit Love – and one that will also make you love Detroit too – or, at least, completely respect the city for having such a continually rewarding underground over the last few decades – long after the possibility of chart hits or bigger fame have passed! ... CD

Chris Bowden

Time Capsule
Soul Jazz (UK), 1996. New Copy
An underground classic from the London scene – a record that was hugely important to us in the early days of Dusty Groove, and which is still completely tremendous all these many years later! At the time, the album was the sort of ambitious undertaking that nobody else would have done – ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2019. New Copy
Guts bills this set as "an Afro-Tropical experiment" – but to us, the album's just a further expansion of his wonderful talents as a producer – which have really come a long way in just a few years! Guts maybe got his start in hip hop, but he's able to embrace a globe's worth ... CD

Blundetto

Slow Dance
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy
The title's a great one for this album by Blundetto – given that the groove is beautifully deep, and the music moves at a pace that would make it hard to do anything but dance slow! Yet the set's not a sleepy one – as it's got all the richness and complexity of previous Blundetto ... CD

Kindred Spirits Ensemble

Love Is Supreme
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2009. New Copy
The great first full length chapter of an ultra-hip ensemble – a contemporary group, but one with a great ear for the spiritual sounds of the 70s! The group's a bit like Build An Ark – no surprise, as they've shared a similar label, Kindred Spirits – and like that collective, ... CD
 
Updated December 11, 2019


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