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


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
Red Notes
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy
A really jagged little record from Hieroglyphic Being – a set that feels even more stripped-down than his previous album, to a point where we can really focus on his inventive beats and cosmic keyboards! The album's dedicated to a range of influences that include Herbie Hancock, Sun Ra, ... CD
Acid Jazz/BGP (UK), 1994. New Copy 2CD
A hugely expanded version of this stone London classic from Mother Earth – presented as a 2CD set with a huge amount of extra material! The core album is the kind of record that should have crossed over big at a global level, had more folks been paying attention to the Brit funk scene at the ... CD
BBE (UK), 2018. New Copy
A triple-header of talents – all working here to make a cut that really lives up to the soulful legacy of Ron Trent! The main version begins with bubbling percussion and beats, inflected by these cosmic keyboards – while a spoken lyric gives the whole thing a strong sense of knowledge ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Cocktail Sax
Irma (Italy), 2018. New Copy
Slinky sax with a touch of funk – served up here by Fabio Tullio at a level that's way nicer than you'd expect from the title! At some level, the record's clearly trying to evoke earlier eras of Italian instrumentalists on the sax – such as the long run of 60s and 70s albums by Fausto ... CD
Rocksteady Disco, 2018. New Copy
Nice little platter rare mixes from the Rocksteady Disco team! First up is Ladymonix's deep mix of Peter Croce's "Revival", hypnotic from the start with a steady beat and looped vocal, bringing more texture and atmosphere in as it rolls along – and Pontchartrain's Deep Unto Deep mix ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Dawn Chorus Remixes
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP
A very different take on the sound of the Dawn Chorus album by Hidden Orchestra – a set that opens up the door to a whole host of contemporary producers and mixers – each of whom take the music in a very different direction! The beats and basslines are often a lot stronger here than on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mathematics, 2018. New Copy
Deviere remixes of some solid, Latin soul steeped tunes by Vivian Garcia for Jamal Moss's Mathematics label! The World House mix of "Ven Conmigo" has big beats and tripped out vocals, rooted to Latin jazz by the horn in the mix. The Deeply Envisioned rework of "Luna" is anchored ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Basic Amounts
Inner Moods, 2018. New Copy
A timeless deep house groover from club legend Abacus! This is a hypnotic jam with steadily thumping beat, echoey atmosphere and tripped out, but still soulfully resonant bit of vocal. Solid stuff! 12-inch, Vinyl record
I-94 (original, GU's Tech Not Dub)
Noble Square, 2018. New Copy
Glenn Underground pairs up with with fellow top notch Chicago producer Sean Haley! I-94, if you're unfamilar with Chicago, is the main interstate artery through the city – if you wanted to name a quintessential Chicago club groover, you'd be hard pressed to find a more apt title than "I-9 ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
BB1
Pony Canyon (Japan), 2018. New Copy
The first music we've heard in quite awhile from Jazztronik – and a set that has them sounding even more funk-oriented than before! We've always loved the creations of leader Ryota Nozaki – even his mellower moments – but this time around, he really steps into new territory by ... CD
Strictly Jaz Unit, 2017. New Copy
Chicago heavies Glenn Underground & Boo Williams – together as GUBoo! "Make Me Dance" is a stormer, propelled by an unstoppable beat, spacey, swirling synth and a sultry bit of spoken vocals and other subtle touches that recall classic disco really nicely. A nice mix of timeless ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Modern Latin Jazz
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy 2CD
The title's a great one here – as Gerardo Frisina has been one of the few contemporary artists trying to find a fresh voice for Latin Jazz – which he does beautifully by blending classic albums and a more current sense of club! The 2CD package brings together unreleased material with ... CD
Blue Latin
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy
A great small combo set from percussionist Gerardo Frisina – a set that feels as if it's got some programming in the rhythms, a bit like some of his earlier singles – but which also features a fair bit of live jazz instrumentation too! The album's got a sound that really fits the color ... LP, Vinyl record album
African Spirits/New World Shuffle
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
A record that's way more than just the 12" single you might guess from the format – as it's a wonderfully deep collaboration between Nicola Conte and trombonist Gianluca Petrella – done at a level that's maybe more like a spiritual jazz record overall! "African Spirits" ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
606/YHS, 2018. New Copy 2LP
A trip through seven wonders of far-reaching beathead bliss from Detroit via Chicago producer Moppy – – with guest production and/or instrumentation from Kenny Keys, Radius Inc, Beyond Luck, DJ Kana and more! We knew from the first track we were in for something special, with the opener ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2017. New Copy 2LP
Jazzanova are maybe best remembered for their early Compost Records releases from the German scene – tracks that really helped reintroduce jazz and Brazilian modes to the contemporary dancefloors back in the 90s! In the years since those now-classic releases, Jazzanova have moved more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Onda
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy
A beautifully collaborative project from S-Tone – aka Stefano Tirone – done in a way that makes his already warm grooves sound even better than usual! The album's got a blend of modern production and older Brazilian music references – not the more mainstream bossa remix style, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Irma (Italy), 2000s. New Copy
A collection with a classic-looking cover, and some classic-styled instrumentals as well – even though most of this music is only about a decade old! The set brings together a sweet batch of guitar-driven numbers from the Irma Records catalog – an imprint that we can always trust to ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2000s. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from the Italian scene – work from the ultra-rich catalog of Irma Records, pulled from a time when the label was one of the hippest things going in the world of funky jazz! Back in the mid 90s, Irma switched from a house-focused imprint to step back into the world of the 60s ... CD
 
Updated February 24, 2018


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