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


Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The third album from Lord Echo – and the set in which this sound may well be finally hitting its stride! As before, there's lots of strands of different scenes going on here – bits of Jamaican, African, and American funk and soul – but there's also a unified vision that really ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
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
Standing On The Wall
R2 (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
It's been many years since Daz I Kue first rocked our world with his grooves in Bugz In The Attic – and since that time, he's only gotten stronger and more soulful as a solo act – to the point where a new project like this almost blows away some of his previous work! As you might guess ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Spirit Reflection
Mr Bongo (UK), 2017. New Copy
A fantastic record from Gaby Hernandez – a singer we've loved for previous collaborations with Build An Ark and Life Force Trio – but who really knocks it out of the park with this double-length set! The presentation is a bit unusual – in that the entire album is presented with ... 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
Irma (Italy), 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A classic bit of funk from the Italian scene of the 90s – and a record that first gave the world a taste of all the great sounds to come! At the time of this release, Italy was mostly known for its club and house tracks – yet some of the hipper musicians on the scene had also been ... 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
Record Kicks (Italy), 2016. New Copy
Calibro 35 have always had a soundtrack style to their music – but here, they seem to hit an even trippier, spacier version of the mode – playing an all-live, all-instrumental set that's bubbling over with loads of wonderful elements! Some tracks are still as funky as before, but ... CD
Two Way Here One Way Go/No Facetime/BBQ
2000 Black (UK), 2017. New Copy
Fantastic work from this cosmic groove quartet – a group who are continuing to push the future spirit of the London scene into great new dimensions! "Two Way Here One Way Go" has this groove that's definitely broken beat, but which also features lots of live percussion too – ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
BBE (UK), New Copy 3LP
Diverse, soulful, hard grooving drum and bass and straight up killer club tracks – compiled by 4Hero & DJ Marky – very well chosen to show the deep and diverse influences that lead the club sounds from the 90s onward! 4Hero play more of the 90s waves of the sounds, while DJ Marky ... LP, Vinyl record album
Spirit Reflection
Mr Bongo (UK), 2017. New Copy
A fantastic record from Gaby Hernandez – a singer we've loved for previous collaborations with Build An Ark and Life Force Trio – but who really knocks it out of the park with this double-length set! The presentation is a bit unusual – in that the entire album is presented with ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A record with a sound to match its evocative title – maybe the most heady work to date from Hidden Orchestra – and that's saying a lot, given the depth of their other releases! These guys definitely take the "orchestra" in their name seriously – and while the lineup is ... LP, Vinyl record album
Irma (Italy), 2000s. New Copy
A collection with a classic-looking cover, and some classic-styled instrumentals as well – even though most of this music is only about a decade old! The set brings together a sweet batch of guitar-driven numbers from the Irma Records catalog – an imprint that we can always trust to ... CD
Z Records (UK), 2017. New Copy 3LP Gatefold
Joey Negro's got a decades-long love of disco – one that began at a time when so many other artists were going for colder, easier ways of serving up a groove – and Joey was a rare talent who could really take things back to the glory days of the clubs! That talent has only gotten ... 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
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
Blue Latin
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy
A great small combo set from percussionist Gerardo Frisina – a set that feels as if it's got some programming in the rhythms, a bit like some of his earlier singles – but which also features a fair bit of live jazz instrumentation too! The album's got a sound that really fits the color ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated August 20, 2017


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