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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!


Siku
Xtra Mile (UK), 2019. New Copy
Nicola Cruz has a very unusual style here – one that mixes percussion, wooden flutes, and some occasional contemporary production touches – almost in a way that bridges ancient musical modes and 21st Century spirits – but at a level that's always far less gimmicky than that ... CD
Circle
Common Good, 2019. New Copy
Warm electric work from the mighty Te'Amir Sweeney – a digital hero, finally winning over the world of wax – working here with studio help from Henry "Professor H" D'Ambrosio – and lyrics from a host of guests who include Jimetta Rose, Hugh Augustine, Godfrey At Large, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Siku
Xtra Mile (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP
Nicola Cruz has a very unusual style here – one that mixes percussion, wooden flutes, and some occasional contemporary production touches – almost in a way that bridges ancient musical modes and 21st Century spirits – but at a level that's always far less gimmicky than that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Omniverse (UK), 2019. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from Marc Mac – the kind of crisp, crackling, always-cosmic styles we love so much in his music! The style here is as spare as the cover art – mostly just this fantastic dance between beats and keyboards, but with that richness that few folks can do as well as Marc ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Heritage
Mashibeats/Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy
We've loved the music of Mark De Clive-Lowe for many years – and he's really rewarded us with a continuing evolution of his sound and style – to a point where a record like this is nothing that we might have expected over a decade ago! The set's a live jazz performance, but still ... CD
Heritage
Mashibeats/Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy
We've loved the music of Mark De Clive-Lowe for many years – and he's really rewarded us with a continuing evolution of his sound and style – to a point where a record like this is nothing that we might have expected over a decade ago! The set's a live jazz performance, but still ... LP, Vinyl record album
NYC Disco
Nervous, 2018. New Copy 2CD
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The mighty Louie Vega pays tribute to the New York scene that gave him a start – and which he helped transform with his classic club work of the past few decades! The set's a fantastic celebration of the spirit of disco, but is delivered with a very contemporary vibe – not straight ... CD
Steady Flight Circle, 2018. New Copy
A nice blend of percolating beats and synth with spacier 70s jazz funk atmosphere! Detroit's Thomas Xu kicks off "Standing Rock" with perhaps the most profoundly funky fusion influenced vibe on this solid 3-track 12-inch, with piano and laidback percussion working well with subtly more ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Toby Glider EP
Star Creature, 2019. New Copy
Spare, simple grooves from Liquid Pegasus – but surprisingly sweet as well – with a warm Cali finish that glows with the sunny vibe of the cover! Most tracks are just beats and keyboards, but used in very catchy ways – kind of a neo soul instrumental style, and one that's not ... LP, Vinyl record album
Arts & Crafts, 2019. New Copy 2LP
We're not if we noticed where Kid Koala changed things up over the years, but here he's definitely sounding different than at the start – almost using his fantastic production skills to re-emerge as a master of moody soundscape and dark-tinged tunes! The album almost feels like something ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Star Creature, 2018. New Copy
Sweet 80s grooves from Ourra – awash in all sorts of cool keyboards, from street electro-styled lines, to those with a darker European energy! The songs are all nice and tuneful, but also all instrumental – and are almost begging for vocals at times, because they're so darn catchy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2006. New Copy
70s spiritual soul jazz lives again – in this righteous tribute to the late John Coltrane! The incredible collection is filled with wonderful tracks both classic and current – and is a great bridge between the first waves of this kind of music at the end of the 60s, and the ... CD
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
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy
The first-ever vinyl appearance of the digital EP releases Abyssinia and Abyssinia Rise – both records with a very unusual vibe that's a bit hard to describe! The music is at once ancient and contemporary – filled with tonal references to older East African culture, but filled with ... LP, Vinyl record album
First Word (UK), 2018. New Copy 2 LPs
Kaidi Tatham hasn't given us many albums under his own name over the years – but each one is a great cause for celebration – as his musical vision is so fresh and bold, we're even more in love with Tatham in a full length setting, compared to his many 12" singles! The scope of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Retroflection
Reel People (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP
A fantastic album from Reel People – and warmly collaborative, too – thanks to contributions from Mica Paris, Angie Stone, Navasha Daya, Omar, Tony Momrelle, and a host of others! Reel People have always given us fantastic grooves – classic club-styled cuts, but with a lean ... LP, Vinyl record album
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP
Spiritual space explorations by the Portico Quartet – a group who are really a duo instead of a four-piece – and who use a lot more electronics than some of their contemporaries on the Gondwana label! In a way, the music almost has the same post-jazz vibe as some of the work on the Tru ... LP, Vinyl record album
Strictly Jaz Unit, 2018. New Copy
Glenn Underground in neo classic funky disco mode – on an even deeper level thanks to the soulful vocals of Yaminah! The main version is a really solid mix of classic late 70s or early 80s deep disco dancefloor beats and rhythms, funky keys and Yaminah's perfect vocal. The CVO mix and CVO ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Generations
Steal Vybe, 2018. New Copy 2LP
Fast funky sounds from the Steal Vybe duo of Chris Forman and Damon "Mr Dizzy Fingers" Bennett – and a record that's overflowing with great guest help – from a lineup that includes Omar, Peven Everett, Kenny Bobien, Fertile Ground, Sara Devine, Ursula Rucker, Trizonna ... LP, Vinyl record album
Palmares Fantasy
Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy
The deepest record we've heard so far from London's Sean Khan – and that's saying a lot, as we really loved his previous albums! Sean got his start on the broken beat scene a number of years back, and has slowly been evolving into more of a jazz-based artist – which he hits ... CD
Ubiquity, 2018. New Copy 2LP
Maybe the strongest album so far from Bosq – and certainly one of the most wide-ranging too – given that the group have a strong global bent to their groove, and they've also made space for a host of guest stars who include Nicole Willis, Bruno Morais, Monolog, and Kaleta! The music is ... LP, Vinyl record album
People Of The Sun
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Anthony Joseph takes a trip back to his roots – recording this album in his home turf of Trinidad, for a set that may well be his best record to date! The music sparkles with all the sunny touches you might guess from the title – but also has all those deeper, righteous currents that ... 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
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
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
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
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
Acid Jazz/BGP (UK), Late 80s. New Copy
Tremendous grooves from the earliest (and best) years of the acid jazz scene – all recorded at a time when London was exploding with sounds from the 60s and 70s, and turning out some of the hippest music on the planet! Although the term "acid jazz" was soon mishandled and mis-manage ... CD
Deeper Than Deep EP – Open Up (Dub)/Spirit Traveling/Termino (Deep Pass)
Noble Square, 2018. New Copy
A trio of deeper than deep soulful club grooves from DJ Spinna's Free Radicalz project, Alex Agore and Latin Soul Brothas! Spinna's "Open Up (Dub)" soars with cosmic key atmosphere, nicely layered bits of vocal and a nice bass rhythm. Alex Agore's "Spirit Traveling" pairs nicely ... 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
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
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2CD
A beautiful celebration of the first ten years of Heavenly Sweetness – a fantastic French record label that's not only given us spiritual jazz from giants of the 70s, but also opened our ears to both new sounds from contemporary artists, and a wide array of rhythms from around the globe! All ... CD
People Of The Sun
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy
Anthony Joseph takes a trip back to his roots – recording this album in his home turf of Trinidad, for a set that may well be his best record to date! The music sparkles with all the sunny touches you might guess from the title – but also has all those deeper, righteous currents that ... CD
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
Still Music, 2005. New Copy 2LP
An excellent collection of soulful house from the current Detroit underground – one that's bubbling over with great work from lesser-known talents – all of whom come together to prove that these days, Detroit's one of the most happening music scenes on the planet! There's a really ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP
Heady sounds from the Tru Thoughts label – served up here in one of their special Shapes collections – which always means a lot of special mixes and hard-to-find tracks! Tru Thoughts have been at the underground music game for years – and they've always had a fantastic ear for ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pool
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2018. New Copy
It feels like quite some time since we've last heard from Jazzanova – a group who were continually exploding our musical horizons back at the end of the last century, and who really seem to have evolved their sound in more recent years! This double-length set has a tremendous sense of scope ... CD
Argentum Dreams
Cosmic City, 2018. New Copy
Dreamy cosmic keys and atmospheric beats spearheaded by the brotherly duo of Dedric & Delaney Moore – working in a downtempo mode, but really kind of transcending it with some strong songwriting and soulful vocals! The synth, bass and and percussion set the scene nicely throughout, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Palmares Fantasy (180 gram vinyl)
Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy
The deepest record we've heard so far from London's Sean Khan – and that's saying a lot, as we really loved his previous albums! Sean got his start on the broken beat scene a number of years back, and has slowly been evolving into more of a jazz-based artist – which he hits ... LP, Vinyl record album
Solar Plexus
Nublu, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A really collaborative project from Ilhan Ersahin – of Nublu and Wax Poetic fame – an artist you may already know as being a highly collaborative individual! Yet while Ilhan's made some great contributions to the New York scene over the past few decades, this set has him returning to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2018. New Copy
A group that's every bit as trippy as you might guess from their name, and the cover image on the set – working here in a post-jazz mode that's similar to other projects over the years from the Tru Thoughts label, especially the instrumental musings from the Nostalgia 77 side of the universe! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sony (Italy), 2018. New Copy
A fantastic new setting for the magnificent voice of Mario Biondi – a set that has the Italian crooner working alongside co-producer Kassin – who helps give Mario this very groovy take on Brazilian music! The style is mostly upbeat and soulful – a bit like the grooves on early ... CD
Let Your Light Shine On
MPS (Germany), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Glaciers
Foreign Exchange, 2018. New Copy Gatefold
Keyboardist, composer and aural adventurer Nicolay working with NC experimental jazzy fusion combo The Hot At Nights – mixing dense melodies and breezy atmosphere with a tight live band dynamic! We've admired Nicolay for a long time, and it's been rewarding to see and hear him evolve from a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Generations
Steal Vybe, 2018. New Copy
Fast funky sounds from the Steal Vybe duo of Chris Forman and Damon "Mr Dizzy Fingers" Bennett – and a record that's overflowing with great guest help – from a lineup that includes Omar, Peven Everett, Kenny Bobien, Fertile Ground, Sara Devine, Ursula Rucker, Trizonna ... CD
 
Updated February 23, 2019


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