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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!


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
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
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
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
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soundway (UK), 2019. New Copy
Sweet keyboard tunes from Felbm – issued here with a rather cold title and cover, but delivered with a warm vibe and lots of jazzy touches! The music isn't entirely jazz, but certainly has all the appeal of old school keyboard jazz – maybe more in the sound library mode, as the tracks ... 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

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
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

Iamabeenie

For My Sanity
First Word (UK), 2019. New Copy
The title's a reference to the process of recording the album – which was almost a therapeutic effort by Iamabeenie at the end of the day – a way to respond to the troubles and terrors of our time, with music that has a righteous mission to uplift and heal! The set was recorded on the ... 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

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

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

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

Rongetz Foundation

Alphabet City Music Club
Brooklyn Butterfly, 2019. New Copy
We've loved these guys since the start, but this time around they really seem to be knocking it out of the park – fusing their fantastic blend of funky jazz and contemporary soul with a fresher vibe than they've ever had before! These guys draw on plenty of classic elements, but never sound ... LP, Vinyl record album

Nicolay & The Hot Nights

Glaciers
Foreign Exchange, 2018. New Copy Gatefold
LP...$9.99 19.98
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

Mark De Clive-Lowe

Heritage II
Mashibeats/Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy
LP...$8.99 17.98
A beautiful second volume in the Heritage series from keyboard genius Mark De Clive Lowe – and one that we like even more than the first! The music here has the strong spiritual currents of the previous set, but also brings in more of the cosmic, electronic modes that we knew in Mark's ... 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

Blacks & Blues (Obenewa, Kaidi Tatham, & Dego)

Spin/Don't Know Why/You Know The Feeling
2000 Black (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)
Great work from Blacks & Blues – a fantastic trio that features skittish rhythms from Kaidi Tatham and Dego, topped with great vocals from female singer Obenewa! "Spin" is a pulsating groover that's got a deeper vibe than the clubs – and "Don't Know Why" really ... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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

Jabberloop

Jazz Messen 2
Space Shower (Japan), 2019. New Copy
It's been a few years since we've heard from Jabberloop, but these guys haven't lost any of their charms at all – and, in fact, maybe seem even more dedicated to their sound than ever before! Jabberloop first rose up during that moment when the Tokyo scene had some great club jazz combos ... CD

Cinematic Orchestra

To Believe
Domino, 2019. New Copy 2LP
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 ... 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

Skinny Pelembe

Dreaming Is Dead Now
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy
Spacey, slinky soul from Skinny Pelembe – an artist whose groove is right in keeping with the groundbreaking, genre-busting style of the Brownswood label! Skinny's definitely his own man here – weaving together gentle beats, slightly trippy instrumentation, and an overall sense of ... 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
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
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

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

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

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
Acid Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy
The long-overdue return of Corduroy – a fab funky combo that we first fell in love with at the start of the 90s – when their mix of deep grooves and shifting styles was one of the most compelling to come from London's acid jazz scene of the time! For this return, the group are very ... CD

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
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

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
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
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

Skinny Pelembe

Dreaming Is Dead Now
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy
Spacey, slinky soul from Skinny Pelembe – an artist whose groove is right in keeping with the groundbreaking, genre-busting style of the Brownswood label! Skinny's definitely his own man here – weaving together gentle beats, slightly trippy instrumentation, and an overall sense of ... CD
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy
The most familiar aspect of Nobody's work is how fondly we feel about it! In spite of the title, he's as unpredictable as ever here, delivering his dreamiest and most soaring effort in years. Lightly funky, golden age of hip hop-inspired beats are big part of the backdrop on All Too Familiar, 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 ... CD
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy
The most familiar aspect of Nobody's work is how fondly we feel about it! In spite of the title, he's as unpredictable as ever here, delivering his dreamiest and most soaring effort in years. Lightly funky, golden age of hip hop-inspired beats are big part of the backdrop on All Too Familiar, with ... 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
First Word (UK), 2018. New Copy
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 ... CD

Hieroglyphic Being

Red Notes
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy Gatefold
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
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 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
T Box, 2019. New Copy
Soulful house pioneers Terry Hunter and Barbara Tucker join forces for a timeless club jam! "Holding On" slays on the production front, a dancefloor beat rolling underneath a killer bass line punctuated by piano and electric keys, then the vibe soars high on Barbara's vocals. Includes a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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
Alpha Pup, 2018. New Copy
LP...$9.99 17.98
Densely atmospheric and hypnotically beat-driven grooves from Mad Zach on Alpha Pup! There's a bit more of intense electronic vibe here than the some of the more abstract jazzy soul soundscapes of a lot what we've heard on the label to date, which is gratifying honestly – and is compelling as ... LP, Vinyl record album
MoFunk, 2019. New Copy
Modern funk heavy XL Middleton doing his masterful thing here – taking 80s electro era funk deep into the post millennium with a timeless feel! He's mixing styles here really well without losing sight of the signatures sound – funky bass grooves, spacey keys and drum programming – ... 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
 
Updated August 20, 2019


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