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


Z Records (UK), 2000s. New Copy 2CD
A stunning selection of the sorts of music that really set the London scene on fire at the start of the century – the new wave of broken beat artists who sprung up in the wake of jungle – a whole new generation of producers and performers that really reinvented the sound of the ... 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
Stubs (UK), 2005. New Copy
A much-needed full length set from RSL – a trio who've grabbed plenty of attention with their initial singles, but who sound even better on an extended session! The group's got some instrumentation that's very much after our hearts – Fender Rhodes, organ, and theremin – all used ... CD
Siyal (Israel), 2020. New Copy Gatefold
Much deeper work than we're used to hearing from Kutiman – and a set that's really widened the global scope of their sounds and influences! At the start, these guys were a funk group with a mix of psychedelic and 70s Afro-oriented influences – but they've really expanded here, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP
A mighty nice entry in the Shapes series – and like recent efforts, a vinyl package that follows up a previous digital-only release – featuring the best cuts in a physical package! As with other collections in the Shapes series, the music here is from a much wider version of the Tru ... LP, Vinyl record album
Staubgold (Germany), 2020. New Copy 2LP
A great assortment of funky jazzy cuts from recent years – a stunning package that shows just how much the love of jazz on the dancefloor has exploded in the contemporary underground – in ways that are so different than the modes of decades back! Yes, there was a time when "jazz&qu ... LP, Vinyl record album
Worm Discs (UK), 2020. New Copy
A great little collection that seeks to put the Bristol scene on the map – and to show the kind of inventive jazz the city's been offering up in recent years! The compilers aim to demonstrate that Bristol has as many newly-creative acts as the sort that have been bubbling up in London on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy
Jaga Jazzist have always had a somewhat spiritual sounding name, but this album might be the first to really deliver on that promise – a set of long tracks that unfold openly in a mix of electronic elements and more jazz-based touches – tunes that really take the right amount of time ... LP, Vinyl record album

Turn On The Sunlight (Carlos Nino & Friends)

Warm Waves
Astrollage (Japan), 2020. New Copy
A beautiful record that continues the long legacy of spiritual, meditative sounds we've heard from Carlos Nino over the years – and, like most of his recent work, a set that almost seems to define a genre unto itself! The record is a bit hard to peg – as there's definitely some of the ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2009. New Copy 2CD
A long-overdue collection of all the mixes, side-projects, and rare "Nicola Conte version" tracks that have cropped up in the past decade or so – work that's every bit as great as the material Conte includes on his own albums and singles! Nicola Conte's not a remixer – he's a ... CD
Caroline, 2020. New Copy
The striking debut of Oscar Jerome – a UK singer/songwriter who works with a fair bit of jazzy elements here – thanks in part to some Rhodes and keyboards from Joe-Armon Jones! The set's the kind of genre-stepping record that we'd expect from some of Jones' London contemporaries – ... LP, Vinyl record album

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
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

Daniel Haaksman & Others

Black Atlantica Edits
BBE (UK), 2020. New Copy
A fantastic collection of cross-cultural grooves from Daniel Haaksman – the man who first raised our ears with his excellent Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats compilations – then kept on giving us great music during all the years in between! This set has Haaksman providing his own ... CD

Boddhi Satva

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BBE (UK), 2020. New Copy 2CD
A double-length collection of work from Boddhi Satva – a retrospective of sorts, as the package features tracks from the past 20 years of his career – but maybe more of a special celebration of his talents, as the album brings together special projects, collaborations, and under-exposed ... 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

Kutiman

Wachaga
Siyal (Israel), 2020. New Copy
Much deeper work than we're used to hearing from Kutiman – and a set that's really widened the global scope of their sounds and influences! At the start, these guys were a funk group with a mix of psychedelic and 70s Afro-oriented influences – but they've really expanded here, and ... CD

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

Oscar Jerome

Breathe Deep
Caroline, 2020. New Copy
The striking debut of Oscar Jerome – a UK singer/songwriter who works with a fair bit of jazzy elements here – thanks in part to some Rhodes and keyboards from Joe-Armon Jones! The set's the kind of genre-stepping record that we'd expect from some of Jones' London contemporaries – ... CD

Thievery Corporation

Symphonik
Eighteenth Street Lounge, 2020. New Copy
The title here certainly gets it right – as the album marks a huge new step for Thievery Corporation – the first full record in which the group works with orchestral accompaniment – a move that's maybe long overdue, given how much these guys were initially influenced by older ... CD
Mo Wax/Universal (UK), 2018. New Copy
A great collection of tracks from the documentary on the man behind Mo Wax Records – Unkle/James Lavelle – an artist in his own right, and a creative force who helped shape the sound of a generation! The package includes not only some key cuts from the Mo Wax catalog, but also tunes ... CD

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

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

James L'Estraunge Orchestra

Eventual Reality
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy
CD...$8.99 19.98
A fantastic debut from the James L'Estraunge Orchestra – a studio combo, but one who come together with this amazing mix of groove and sophisticated arrangements! The project is the brainchild of Ricky Reid – who you might know in his work with The Soul Renegades – and there's a ... 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
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

Dimlite

Prismic Tops
Now Again, 2010. New Copy
CD...$6.99 14.98
Abstract beats with a depth of global influences from Dimlite – the Swiss beatmaker/producer's debut for the Now Again/Stones Throw – and far reaching effort that covers a lot of aural atmosphere over its running time! Dimlite's work for Sonar Kollectiv was among the most forward ... CD
Melodies International, Mid 90s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two mid 90s grooves from this underground British duo – one who were maybe more inspired by the early sounds of Detroit techno than Chicago house – but who also work here with a wonderful way of fusing the best of both! "Daylight" has a warm glow and lean groove – ... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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
Ninja Tune, 2020. New Copy Gatefold
Little Dragon's always got a great way with a tune – a way of folding together elements that are both sweet and crispy, but without ever sounding too sanded-down or sleepy – as so many others who hit this territory! Instead, there's a nice crackle to most tunes – tracks that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Z Records (UK), 2000s. New Copy 2LP
A stunning selection of the sorts of music that really set the London scene on fire at the start of the century – the new wave of broken beat artists who sprung up in the wake of jungle – a whole new generation of producers and performers that really reinvented the sound of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warp, 2020. New Copy 2LP
We really loved the Flamagra album from Flying Lotus, but this set of instrumentals maybe shows off even more of the deeper currents in his music! The record's not the usual instrumental variant – in that these tracks don't really come across as cuts with the vocals removed – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy
A tremendous album from Thundercat – an artist who just seems to get better and better with every new record, and who's maybe here defining a genre that's completely unto himself! The record is soulful, and has a lot of contemporary cosmic currents – but it's also more far-reaching and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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

Kaidi Tatham

In Search Of Hope
Freedom School/First Word (UK), 2008. New Copy 2LP
A brilliant album from Kaidi Tatham – deeper by far than anything we've ever heard from him, and way more than you might expect if you only know his singles from the London scene! This set's got a very strong jazz component – monstrous keyboard work from Kaidi that stretches and soars ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ryusenkei

City Music
April (Japan), 2003. New Copy
A really wonderful bit of Japanese soul – one of the jazziest and most laidback records we've heard from the Japanese scene in years! Ryusenkei are a combo with a female lead vocalist and supporting instrumentation in a real 70s-styled blend of keyboards, guitar, and percussion – all ... LP, Vinyl record album
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy Gatefold
A tremendous album from Thundercat – an artist who just seems to get better and better with every new record, and who's maybe here defining a genre that's completely unto himself! The record is soulful, and has a lot of contemporary cosmic currents – but it's also more far-reaching and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2008. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)
A tremendous step forward for Jazzanova – an album that's overflowing with classic soul touches, and done in a style we'd hardly have expected from the group a few years before! Jazzanova have always had an ear for older sounds in their music – which is something that first set them ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jameszoo & Metropole Orkest

Melkweg
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy 2LP
A really beautiful collaboration between Jameszoo and the Metropole Orkest – that large Dutch ensemble who seem always able to shift into the right sort of mode with their key collaborators! That's definitely the case here, as Jules Buckley masterfully leads the group – so that they ... LP, Vinyl record album

Linkwood & Greg Foat

Linkwood & Foat
Athens Of The North (UK), 2020. New Copy
A set that's more electronic than some of the other recent albums from Greg Foat, but a record that still fits nicely inside his style – that understated approach to keyboard-driven jazz – heavy on influences from the past, yet never delivered in a way that's too straightforward at all ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A really joyous collection of grooves selected by Alex Attias – work that's maybe even more uplifting than the first volume in this series – and we really liked that one a heck of a lot too! Most of the tracks are relatively contemporary – selected by Attias from the work of ... 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
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
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy
A tremendous album from Thundercat – an artist who just seems to get better and better with every new record, and who's maybe here defining a genre that's completely unto himself! The record is soulful, and has a lot of contemporary cosmic currents – but it's also more far-reaching and ... 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
Schema (Italy), 2020. New Copy
A fantastic album of grooves from the mighty Alex Puddu – and a record that's worth it alone for its guest work from Gene Robinson Jr on a few tracks – a singer whose voice was part of the classic sound of Breakwater! Puddu's groove has really shifted into the jazzy funk of Robinson's ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alex Puddu

Discotheque
Schema (Italy), 2020. New Copy
A fantastic album of grooves from the mighty Alex Puddu – and a record that's worth it alone for its guest work from Gene Robinson Jr on a few tracks – a singer whose voice was part of the classic sound of Breakwater! Puddu's groove has really shifted into the jazzy funk of Robinson's ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy
The sound of tomorrow, coming to you today – thanks to this excellent Future Bubblers series on Brownswood Records! The series is something of an offshoot of the longer-running Brownswood Bubblers – which has turned us onto great new music for many years – and the "future&quo ... LP, Vinyl record album

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

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
 
Updated October 01, 2020


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