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


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
Classic, 2014. New Copy (reissue)
Modern classic club grooves from Seven Davis Jr! Both cuts have have a effervescent, funky vibe that's pretty unique – "Friends" featuring some upbeat vocals that give it a good natured feel that transcends expectations, but it's a stormer on the instrumental level, too. The flip ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Noble Square, 2018. New Copy
Glenn Underground pairs up with with fellow top notch Chicago producer Sean Haley! I-94, if you're unfamilar with Chicago, is the main interstate artery through the city – if you wanted to name a quintessential Chicago club groover, you'd be hard pressed to find a more apt title than "I-9 ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Binary
Sweet Soul (Japan), 2018. New Copy
A slightly different vibe than usual for Wonk – maybe more soul than jazz overall, but with that criss-crossing style we love so much in their music – just expanded strongly by the presence of Love Experiment! The beats are chunky, funky, and cut with lots of spacey elements – ... LP, Vinyl record album
New Energy
Text, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Some of the lushest, most melodic material from Four Tet yet – straight up beautiful for the most part – and a pretty strong contender for his best to date! He's blending electronics and more natural sounds in ways that aren't out of character given his past work, but the title is ... LP, Vinyl record album
Onda
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy
A beautifully collaborative project from S-Tone – aka Stefano Tirone – done in a way that makes his already warm grooves sound even better than usual! The album's got a blend of modern production and older Brazilian music references – not the more mainstream bossa remix style, ... CD
African Spirits/New World Shuffle
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
A record that's way more than just the 12" single you might guess from the format – as it's a wonderfully deep collaboration between Nicola Conte and trombonist Gianluca Petrella – done at a level that's maybe more like a spiritual jazz record overall! "African Spirits" ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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
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
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
FVR, 2008. New Copy
Timeless club grooves from the legendary Ron Trent! "Look Beyond" does just that, mixing a compelling, heavy beat with soul jazz-inspired keys – and the dub version has all the classic, echoey atmosphere it you'd want or expect! 12-inch, Vinyl record
Strictly Jaz Unit, 2017. New Copy
A tight couple dancefloor gems by from Boo Williams! "Reckless Ending" is billed as a tribute to GU, and it's pretty nice ride – rolling along on a pretty fast moving beat with light, melodic keys floating over. "Out The Game" has a steadier, pounding club beat and also ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Little Bit Of Somethin
Mo Wax/Be With (UK), 2000. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Tommy's first album for Mo Wax – and a masterpiece of offbeat funk! Guerrero plays all the instruments here – funky drums, bass, guitar, and lots of keyboards – and the style is very much in keeping with the best Mo Wax funk from artists like Money Mark or Malcolm Catto – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Edgewood Estate, 2017. New Copy
A nice bit of soulful house – plus a handful of solid alternate mixes – feels pretty blissful, actually! The original mix is sparely furnished in the best kind of way, with a compelling beat and soul steeped vocal. The Damp Velour + Intimacy mix moves a bit faster, but keeps the ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Jazzland/Universal (Norway), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 3CD
Previously unreleased live and studio material from Bugge Wesseltoft – more than a decade's worth of recordings, served up here on 3CDs! The package is a great testament to Bugge's sharp edge over the years – the sounds he first made at the forefront of the underground in the mid 90s, ... CD
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
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy
The Heavenly Sweetness label celebrates its first tne years in business – with a special birthday present of all-exclusive tracks! This set doesn't look back at the previous decade of the label, but instead points the way forward – with a wonderful selection of newly-recorded tracks by ... CD
Afrorever EP
Betino's (France), 2017. New Copy
A mighty soulful combo from the Paris scene – and one who aren't afraid to pick up a bit of global influence too! The core sound of the group comes from wonderful Fender Rhodes, guitar, and some occasional saxes – over rhythms that are funky in a variety of ways – but more soul-in ... 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
 
Updated January 21, 2018


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