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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!


Dining Rooms

Art Is A Cat
Schema (Italy), 2020. New Copy
Maybe the best album we've ever heard from Dining Rooms – a set that has the group moving way past just makers of seductive grooves, into wider, fuller territory that definitely puts them at the top shelf level we love from the best at Schema Records! The album balances some of their earlier ... CD

Calibro 35

Momentum
Record Kicks (Italy), 2020. New Copy
Calibro 35 have certainly gained momentum in our book – as the group's given us more than a few albums over the years, and just keep sounding better and better with each new one! This set has the group still strongly in their core territory of Italian soundtrack and sound library funk – ... CD
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
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

Jimi Tenor

NY Hel Barca
Bureau B (Germany), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2CD
A collection of early work from Jimi Tenor – an artist who's maybe known best these days for his spiritual jazz and funk recordings, but one who sounded very different at the time of this material! Jimi issued much of this music on the Warp label back in the 90s – and although there's ... 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

Gerardo Frisina & Toco

Gerardo Frisina Meets Toco EP
Schema (Italy), 2020. New Copy (pic cover)
Two great Schema Records talents come together here in one sweet EP – the bossa-inspired vocals and acoustic guitar of Toco, mixed with the Latin-styled rhythms of Gerardo Frisina! The set begins with the long, lively "Tia Na Hora" – starting first with vocals from Toco, then ... 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
Nang (UK), 2019. New Copy
Situation really do a great job of transforming other folks' tunes here – so much so that the results are really a lot more their own than any sort of familiar remix modes – which is the CD is more of a full album by the band, then just a collection of cuts! Contemporary rhythms and ... CD

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
Black Pegasus, 2020. New Copy
A pair of side-long mixes by Trenton Odeneal – a DJ with a strong penchant for mixing eclectic, far reaching grooves into magnetic dancefloor shaking greatness! The 2 similar titled mixes here have similar titles but different vibes. "Get Down Trent" mixes up material with a lot of ... 12-inch, Vinyl record

Soil & Pimp Sessions

Man Steals The Stars
Victor (Japan), 2019. New Copy
The cover image is maybe a bit more cosmic than usual for this hip Japanese jazz group – and the sound within definitely follows suit, and maybe makes the album one of the most compelling we've heard from Soil & Pimp Sessions in years! We've loved these guys right from the start, and ... 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

Jimi Tenor

NY Hel Barca
Bureau B (Germany), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A collection of early work from Jimi Tenor – an artist who's maybe known best these days for his spiritual jazz and funk recordings, but one who sounded very different at the time of this material! Jimi issued much of this music on the Warp label back in the 90s – and although there's ... LP, Vinyl record album

Kele

2042
Kola (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Really striking work from Kele – an artist who works in a space that's very much his own, but which follows in a strong British legacy of mashing up modes for political action – a trajectory that might start with Pop Group, and flow strongly through the Tricky and Portishead generation! ... LP, Vinyl record album

Smokin The Jazz

Some Jazzy Steez
Loud Minority (Japan), 2019. New Copy
A sharp second set from this up-and-coming Japanese combo – one of the few to really find the right combination between jazz and hip hop, and deliver the music without any sense of cliche at all! These guys take things backwards from a jazz sample generation of hip hop – adding in more ... CD

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

Black Jazz Consortium

Evolution Of Light (3LP set)
Perpetual, 2019. New Copy 3LP
A crackling little full length set from Fred Peterkin – aka Black Jazz Consortium – a set that continues his forward-thinking approach to a groove, but which also brings in a recent love of the music of Brazil as well! The Brazilian elements here are very spare – this is still ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dining Rooms

Art Is A Cat
Schema (Italy), 2020. New Copy 2LP
Maybe the best album we've ever heard from Dining Rooms – a set that has the group moving way past just makers of seductive grooves, into wider, fuller territory that definitely puts them at the top shelf level we love from the best at Schema Records! The album balances some of their earlier ... LP, Vinyl record album

Arp Frique & Erik Ritfeld

Improvised Suites For Analog Machines
Colourful World (Netherlands), 2019. New Copy
A really fantastic set of keyboard sounds – a record that features improvised duets between Arp Frique and Erik Ritfeld – who each switch up their machines on every different track! At the core of the record is an Elka Drummer One rhythm box and a Roland Space Echo – but then ... LP, Vinyl record album

Nu Era (Marc Mac)

Evolve
Omniverse (UK), 2019. New Copy
Evolve is a great title for this full length set – as Marc Mac is one of the few talents from the 4Hero generation who's really evolved over the years, and who's continued to give us some really incredible music – a jazz-based take on the realm of beats and keyboards, with a cosmic-drive ... LP, Vinyl record album
Virgin, 1998/2019. New Copy
Mad Professor's moody remixes and dubby takes on classic Mezzanine material – created in '98 and intended to come out that same year as a companion piece to that most legendary of Massive Attack albums – but them most of it was shelved for more that 20 years! With such such an inventive ... 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

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
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
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

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

Chico Mann & Captain Planet

Night Visions
Bastard Jazz (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP
One of the most tuneful albums we've ever heard from Chico Mann – and a set that moves into much more song-based territory than some of his earlier work! The style here is a unique hybrid of beats, breaks, and Latin – almost in a mode that could crack a larger global market, if the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Badbadnotgood

IV (with download)
Innovative Leisure, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Badbadnotgood have always been pretty damn great, actually – and never better than on album IV – a remarkable step forward for the group! As ever, they take inspiration from some of the best prog, jazz, funk (and proggy jazz funk...they blend) of the 70s and beyond, but weave it into ... LP, Vinyl record album

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
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

Rejoicer

Spiritual Sleaze
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy
Nothing too sleazy here – as the music has a laidback vibe that never comes on too strong – and which instead has this gently soulful flow of keyboards, electronics, guitars, and some occasional acoustic bits on violin, piano, and even a bit of glass! The work is maybe a bit more ... LP, Vinyl record album
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

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

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

Gerardo Frisina

Marombo (parts 1 & 2)
Schema (Italy), 2020. New Copy (pic cover)
Great work from Gerardo Frisina – the kind of long, Latin-styled grooves we've always loved from this Schema Records legend – still very much at the top of his game after all these years! The track is nice and long – plenty of room for the rhythms to roll out with all the kind of ... 12-inch, Vinyl record

Waajeed & Others

Detroit Love Vol 3
Planet E, 2019. New Copy
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 ... CD

Chiminyo

I Am Chiminyo EP
Gearbox (UK), 2019. New Copy
Pretty amazing work from Chiminyo – aka jazz drummer Tim Doyle, who also finds a way to trigger samples when he plays – creating this one-man sound on the record that really comes as quite a surprise! All three tracks on the EP were performed live by Chiminyo – and while he's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy
A lucky number 13 for the Brownswood Bubblers series – a great reminder that the compilation is still one of the best places we know for getting turned onto new music from the global underground! And by that, we don't mean the lame dance music "underground" of more than a decade ... CD

Kele

2042
Kola, 2019. New Copy
Really striking work from Kele – an artist who works in a space that's very much his own, but which follows in a strong British legacy of mashing up modes for political action – a trajectory that might start with Pop Group, and flow strongly through the Tricky and Portishead generation! ... CD

Cinematic Orchestra

To Believe
Domino, 2019. New Copy Gatefold
As longtime fans might know, the Cinematic Orchestra isn't a large ensemble, but a duo – yet the pair also have this fantastic way of creating a really spacious sound in their music – thanks in part to a very open door when it comes to creative guests! This time around, there's some ... CD

Nicola Conte

Jet Sounds (full LP)
Schema/Fez (Italy), 2000. New Copy 2LP
Wonderful wonderful wonderful – and one of the best albums we've ever heard of modern bossa and soundtrack grooves! For years, Nicola Conte has been a seminal force in the new Italian scene – working as a DJ, promoter, producer, and sometimes recording artist under the odd 12" ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated March 29, 2020


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