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


Art Yard (UK), Early 2000s. New Copy
There's lots of weird tones and textures taking place here – a mix of organic elements with an electronic vibe – all in a way that maybe puts the music somewhere in the territory of some of the 4th World Possible Musics projects from EG Records years ago! Electronics bubble along with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Gondwana (UK), 2017. New Copy
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 ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2017. New Copy 2CD
A dozen volumes in – and this wonderful series is still going strong – an incredibly solid, incredibly trustworthy collection of all that's great in the global underground! Gilles Peterson has been opening up our ears for decades, and he's never let us down – and, as before, ... CD
Music & Power, 2017. New Copy
A tripped out couple sides of timeless dancefloor grooves from Ron Trent & co! "Wet" fills out the A-side with a sweaty blendy of heavy synth & beats. "Month Of Mays" is credit to The It featuring Harry Dennis is a cool blend of sexy vocals and slightly slinkier, still ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Parallels
Innovative Leisure, 2017. New Copy
A fantastic mix of beats and atmospheric instrumentation – at a level that's maybe a lot more like some of the best of the post-classical underground than it is the earlier generation of downtempo! Nosaj Thing has always had a richer, more complex approach to his music than some of his ... CD
Music & Power, 2017. New Copy
Soulful dancefloor grooves from Ron Trent – and even more evidence, as if it was needed, of the timeless touch of Mr. Trent! "Touch" has tightly syncopated beats, keys and bass with spare bit of breathy vocals – "Fresh On Your Love" is even better, with more of ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Drunk
Brainfeeder, 2017. New Copy
Fantastic work from one of the most compelling mainstream talents in recent years – an artist who can get wide fame and acclaim, yet keep on pushing the boundaries into fresh new cosmic territory! This album may well be Thundercat's masterpiece – not just a summation of all the ideas ... CD
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
Inflamable (France), Late 90s/2000s. New Copy
We love the music of DJ Cam – as he's one of the few French talents from the 90s who didn't try to just copy the modes of American hip hop – and instead, took it into a fresh funk field of his own! As you'll hear on these tracks, Cam is definitely inspired by hip hop – but over ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cuss, 2016. New Copy 2 X 10" Gatefold
Heady sounds from Gaslamp Killer – tunes that are as fuzzy as they are funky – which might be something that we'd say about the man himself! As with other productions, there's definitely a focus on the low end and lo-fi here – but never as a lack of anything, or as a mistake ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Daft Punk have always worn their love of pop, disco, electro, soul and fusion pretty proudly on their robot sleeves – and bless 'em, they're paying more earnest tribute than ever before on Random Access Memories – featuring homages to and collaborations with Chic guitarist/pop soul ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sudden Hunger (UK), 2017. New Copy
Fantastic material from a group we haven't heard from in years! You might know Les Hommes best from their early work on Schema Records – some killer albums from the start of this century, which firmly established these guys as one of the grooviest groups around! And while it's been years ... LP, Vinyl record album
Superbacana EP
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
A great pairing of Schema Records talents here – as the grooves of S-Tone are topped with vocals from Toco – who brings a nice bit of his own Brazilian vibe to the music! "Superbacana" is featured here in both standard and dub versions – both with Toco vocals, and both ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Closer/Groovin' You
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
"Closer" is a fantastic groove – wickedly jazzy, and filled with lots of Fender Rhodes and strings – soaring to the skies on a slightly broken rhythm that almost recalls the best London work of a decade before! Yet there's also a stronger soul vibe here too – thanks to ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy 2LP
Maybe the best work so far from one of the hippest beatmaking collectives on the European scene – on a record that definitely has some of the righteous power you'd guess from the title! As before, the approach is rooted in hip hop, but also has a lot more going on too – lots of musical ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mathematics, Late 80s. New Copy (reissue)
Previously unreleased jams circa the late 80s from Adonis feat Daryl Pandy! Classic level dancefloor grooves from the period, with crazy extroverted, unstoppable vocals in the mix with the propellant beats, bass and synth. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Brainfeeder, 2017. New Copy 4 x 10 inch LP
Fantastic work from one of the most compelling mainstream talents in recent years – an artist who can get wide fame and acclaim, yet keep on pushing the boundaries into fresh new cosmic territory! This album may well be Thundercat's masterpiece – not just a summation of all the ideas ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2017. New Copy 2LP
Jazzanova are maybe best remembered for their early Compost Records releases from the German scene – tracks that really helped reintroduce jazz and Brazilian modes to the contemporary dancefloors back in the 90s! In the years since those now-classic releases, Jazzanova have moved more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Midnight Riot/Octave (Japan), 2017. New Copy
Amp Fiddler's got his hands on some motor city booty – and the result is one of his greatest records in years – a funky little album that mixes up his 21st Century Detroit groove with some older soundtrack styles and blacksploitation modes! The titles of the tunes give a good idea of ... CD
Geometricks EP
Omniverse (UK), 2017. New Copy
Cosmic keyboards from the great Marc Mac – a set that's short, but packs plenty of punch – and stands as a fantastic reworking of the 4Hero sound! The tunes are all instrumentals, and nicely stripped-down to just beats, keyboards, and bass – yet still have that heavenly vibe you'd ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated September 22, 2017


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