New Grooves — Recently Added

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


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Fool
Brainfeeder, 2016. New Copy
A bright blend of abstract electronics and leftfield jazz from Dutch experimentalist Mitchel Van Dinther, aka Jamezoo – and one more significant reminder that the Brainfeeder label is home to some of the best, most creative modern instrumental music of the past couple decades! After the ... CD
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Right Now
Freestyle (UK), 2009. New Copy
Damn wonderful work from Nathan Haines – and proof that the reigning prince of the London cosmic scene is still going strong! This long-awaited set is every bit as wonderful as anything we've heard from Haines before – a sublime blend of soulful rhythms, jazzy riffs, and righteous ... CD
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Still Music, 2016. New Copy
Riperton turns out a very cool reworking of Shuggie Otis on the main track here – adding in additional electronics to Shuggie's classic blend of vocals and early drum machine charm! The core tune is maintained nicely – just augmented a bit – and the flipside features a moody club ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Defected (UK), 1990s/2000s. New Copy 4CD
The title definitely gets it right – as the team of Kenny Dope and Louie Vega are certainly masters of house – as you'll hear in this overstuffed 4CD set! The package brings together 40 tracks that really span the gamut of the duo's genius – from their important early house ... CD
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Awakened Spirit EP
BBE (UK), 2016. New Copy
African-inspired dancefloor soul grooves from Boddhi Satva – on great little EP on BBE – with 3 great vocal cuts and a Afro-jazzy-house instrumental! The A-Side features the cuts "Ngnari Konan" feat Oumou Sangare and "Nankoumandjan" feat Mangala Camara, similarly ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy
Maybe the hippest album we've ever heard from The Dining Rooms – something we probably could have guessed from their evocation of Sun Ra in the title! And while that title seems a bit obtuse – maybe even a joke – the music here is right on the money, and some of the most serious, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ubiquity, 2015. New Copy
A contemporary set, but one that's trying for a sound library vibe – in particular, the kind of moody, more electronic work that was coming from the French and UK scenes in the 70s! There's some funky elements here, but they're all moving nice and slow – brooding bass stepping slowly ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Love Bullet
WeJazz (Finland), 2015. New Copy Gatefold
One of the straightest jazz projects we've heard in years from Timo Lassy – a set that really gets back to the kind of soulful sounds we first loved in his music – served up here with a wicked 60s vibe, and plenty of organ in the mix! The group's a quintet, with added percussion ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Black Track
Victor (Japan), 2016. New Copy
Soil & Pimp Sessions have been making music far longer than anyone else might do with such a clunky name – and over the years, they've just gotten better and better, and found rich new ways to express themselves! This album may well be the group's best so far – and represents a ... CD
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Morning/Evening
Text, 2015. New Copy
Four Tet for the rising and setting sun – two evolving, hypnotic pieces that each roll to around or just past the 20 minute mark – and it's among the best we've heard from Kieran Hebden in years! "Morning Side" starts off with just stuttering, surprisingly clubby sounding ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soundwave
Mental Groove (Switzerland), 2016. New Copy
It's been a few years since we've heard from Leo Tardin's Grand Pianoramax – and he's picked up a bit more of a vocal approach than before – working here with the raspy-voiced Black Cracker, whose lyrics make for a nice contrast to Tardin's keyboard lines! Vocals are sometime sung, ... CD
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Ubiquity, 2000s-Mid 2010s. New Copy 2LP
The Brazilian side of Ubiquity Records – tracks that all offer up a modern interpretation of older modes from Brazil – including bossa nova, samba soul, and even some more contemporary styles! None of the cuts here are straight Brazilian – and instead, they offer up some creative ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ubiquity, 2005. New Copy
This great series just keeps on getting better and better – and we've got no problem saying that we really love this latest installment of Rewind! As with previous volumes, the focus here is on older tunes, redone by current artists of the global groove underground – served up in a ... CD
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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
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High On Rhythm (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP
A set that's as far reaching and ambitious as its title! The package was compiled by Cleveland Anderson of Black Masses – and it's an excellent sampling of spiritual house from around the globe. The tracks are pulled from hard to find import and independent singles – and all are ... LP, Vinyl record album
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2000 Black (UK), 2015. New Copy 2LP
Brilliant work from Dego – a rich continuation of the 4Hero groove, but set to styles that are very much Dego's own! The vibe here follows nicely from some of his well-circulated mixes from a few years back – but Dego's directing all the music himself in this flurry of skittish beats ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Orbita
Nang (UK), 2016. New Copy
The spacey look of the cover is a great fit for the music – a set of keyboard-heavy club instrumentals, which often come across with a 70s sort of cosmic disco vibe! The performance is as spare as the album's title – usually just basslines, rhythms, and loads of great keyboard lines on ... CD
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Prescription, 1992/2010. New Copy
Ron Trent's house classic "Altered States" remixed! Includes Trent's own Mothership mix feat Harry Dennis from The It, Carl Craig's "East Side mixx" and Terry Hunter's "States Altered" mix. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Natural
Far Out (UK), 2016. New Copy
Nicola Conte's working here with a great new singer – the lovely Stefania Dipierro, who brings in just the right sort of Brazilian vibe to fit the record's placement on the Far Out label! The style here is maybe a bit more Brazilian than some of Nicola's music on the Schema imprint – ... CD
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Movement
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy 2LP
Plenty of movement from the great Gerardo Frisina – a set that's awash in all the Latin and modal elements we've always loved in his music – and a record that filled with jazzy touches throughout! Rhythms are both live and programmed – but even the latter have a very spontaneous ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 30, 2016


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