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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!


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

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

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

Mark De Clive-Lowe

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

Nicola Conte

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

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

Anthony Joseph

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

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
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
Papa (UK), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)
Navasha Daya is light years away from her roots with Fertile Ground – singing here on two massive cuts from Reel People – both of which elevate her to legendary soul diva status! Daya is incredible on the version of the Kashif tune "I'm In Love" – hitting a level that ... 12-inch, Vinyl record

Nicolay & The Hot Nights

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

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
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

Mark De Clive-Lowe

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

Alex Puddu

From The Beginning
Al Dente (Denmark), 2018. New Copy
Alex Puddu's going right back to the beginning here – serving up some tight, sharp sounds that are very much in the 70s funk mode that first gave him inspiration! And this time around, he's got Lonnie Jordan from War on board – singing on three of the album's great tracks – which ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cinevox (Italy), 2018. New Copy
A pretty cool contemporary group – one who are lucky enough to record for the legendary Cinevox soundtrack label, and who have a sound that definitely matches the vibe of that company's long legacy of music! The style here is very cinematic at times – with some slinky, groovy moments ... CD
Colourful World (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy
Arp Frique certainly does live in a colorful world – not just in the image on the cover, but in the grooves of the record as well – which bring together lots of funky 80s keyboards with a wider global sense of groove! There's often some acoustic percussion alongside the electric keys ... CD

Fabio Tullio

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
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

Build An Ark

Love – Part 2
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2010. New Copy
A brilliant extension of the Love set from Build An Ark – focusing on some of the more improvisational spirit that's integral to their cosmic groove! Love Part 2 is mix of intimate moments and soaring atmospherics from Carlos Nino, Miguel-Atwood Ferguson and the rest of the stellar ensemble, ... CD
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

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
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

Nicola Cruz

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

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

Mario Biondi & The High Five Quintet

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
Mo Wax/Island, 1998. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
One of the principal albums in trip hop's ascension into the mainstream, and the bright, extroverted flipside to Portishead's darker vision of the late 90s scene. Mo Wax honcho James Lavelle's longstanding Unkle project got a massive makeover when DJ Shadow became the prime sonic architect for the ... 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
Soul Jazz (UK), 1996. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 – ... 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
BBE (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A heady set of grooves from Kon – part of the Kon & Amir team you'll know from the famous series of compilations and mix tapes (both On and Off Track!) – stepping out here as a fantastically strong lead artist of his own, with help from a few key guests as well! The set's both a ... 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
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
Peacefrog (UK), 1996. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
An early classic from John Beltran – filled with the kinds of careful touches and deeper energy that instantly set him apart from the pack! At a time when few folks were going for higher ideas, Beltran was right out there bringing a new sense of spirit to club music – almost echoing ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dolfin, 2018. New Copy
Jon Bap really breaks down the concept of a typical song here – as some tunes are more short bursts of sound, others are more lyrically oriented – and together, they all make for one hell of a compelling album! Things can be pretty abstract one minute, then funky and soulful the next ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Colourful World (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy Gatefold
Arp Frique certainly does live in a colorful world – not just in the image on the cover, but in the grooves of the record as well – which bring together lots of funky 80s keyboards with a wider global sense of groove! There's often some acoustic percussion alongside the electric keys ... LP, Vinyl record album

Skymark

Virtual Stars
Modern Sun (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy
Skymark is Marc Friedli – a European keyboardist with a real love of vintage instruments – Arp, Moog, Prophet, Roland, and more – all of which he brings to bear nicely in this very groovy set! As with his previous record, the vibe here is kind of late 70s/early 80s – some ... 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

Nicola Cruz

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

Monta At Odds

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
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

Sean Khan with Hermeto Pascoal

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
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
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
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2LP
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 ... 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

Gerardo Frisina

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
 
Updated April 24, 2019


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