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


Ubiquity, 2018. New Copy
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 ... CD
Latin Kick
Schema (Italy), 2005. New Copy 2LP
The Latin Kick – with a jazzy groove! Gerardo Frisina's long been one of our favorite talents on the international groove underground, and like his labelmate and sometime musical partner Nicola Conte, he's got a way of crafting tracks that are awash in classic jazz touches. Frisina himself ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hi Note
Schema (Italy), 2003. New Copy 2LP
Hi Note, indeed! Gerardo Frisina's latest is awe-inspiring – a completely seamless blend of Italian and Latin jazz, bossa rhythms and percussion, and some of the most tasteful and naturally blended electronic elements you could ever expect to hear on an album so steeped in a genuine affinity ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Sun
Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from the Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra – a group with family ties to Azymuth and Incognito, and who work here in the best blend of Brazilian and soulful elements that might imply! The ensemble is a crowning achievement for the Far Out label – a summation of all the ... CD
Awakening
BBE (UK), 2018. New Copy
Clubby grooves and rootsy percussion – served up here by Gabriele Poso in a really wonderful combination! The music here is as rich and organic as the cover – almost in the 21st Century blend of contemporary and classic that we've loved in records from artists like Joe Clausell or ... CD
Strictly Jaz Unit, 2018. New Copy
One of the more spiritual soul rooted GU tracks in a while! "Love Sought After" with Swaylo has both spirited spoken word and beautifully sung vocals, with a nice uptempo vibe on the original – and a solid dub version and beats-centric filpside. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Jet Sounds (full LP)
Schema/Fez (Italy), 2000. New Copy 2LP
Wonderful wonderful wonderful – and one of the best albums we've ever heard of modern bossa and soundtrack grooves! For years, Nicola Conte has been a seminal force in the new Italian scene – working as a DJ, promoter, producer, and sometimes recording artist under the odd 12" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Acid Jazz/BGP (UK), 1994. New Copy 2CD
A hugely expanded version of this stone London classic from Mother Earth – presented as a 2CD set with a huge amount of extra material! The core album is the kind of record that should have crossed over big at a global level, had more folks been paying attention to the Brit funk scene at the ... CD
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
BBE (UK), Late 90s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The drums do plenty of talking here – in a wonderful set that looks at the return of deeper rhythms and percussion to the global house music underground! Just at a point when some pretenders were trying to claim too-strong influences from Cuba, Africa, and other deeper cultures – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Clin D'Oeil
Kif/P-Vine (Japan), 2007. New Copy
One of the hippest French albums we've heard in years – a laidback blend of hip hop and jazz that really lives up to the cover's homage to the legendary Black Jazz label! The Jazz Liberatorz have a great way with a groove – a style that's openly flowing and instrumentally jazzy – ... CD
Modern Latin Jazz
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy 2CD
The title's a great one here – as Gerardo Frisina has been one of the few contemporary artists trying to find a fresh voice for Latin Jazz – which he does beautifully by blending classic albums and a more current sense of club! The 2CD package brings together unreleased material with ... 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
Fifteen
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
It's hard to believe it's been fifteen years since Benedic Lamdin has been giving us music via Nostalgia 77 – partly because he's given us so much, and matured so strongly, it almost feels as if more time has passed! If you're not yet hip to the Nostalgia 77 sound, this album's definitely ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
BBE (UK), 2006. New Copy 2LP
The long-awaited full length assemblage of singles from Marc Mac's breezy, soul jazz-steeped hip hop groove project Visioneers – a mesmerizing batch of reworked classic hip hop tunes that's well worth the wait! Dirty Old Hip Hop is far too humble a description for the rich material – ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), 2018. New Copy
A triple-header of talents – all working here to make a cut that really lives up to the soulful legacy of Ron Trent! The main version begins with bubbling percussion and beats, inflected by these cosmic keyboards – while a spoken lyric gives the whole thing a strong sense of knowledge ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
RAW (Ron Trent remix, orig)
Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy
A sweet groove that swirls together keyboards, bass, and some quick-stepping beats – all in a way that almost feels like a 21st Century take on the territory explored by Johnny Hammond on his classic Gears album in the 70s! The original take is already mighty nice – and on the Ron ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Strictly Jaz Unit, 2018. New Copy
GU in a neo classic, minimalist mode on"Spank N Gallop – but with a heavy, bubbling bass groove a simple, propellent beat! "Peaceful Rage" has a busier sound, but mellower in a way, too, with some spacier electronics in the mix. 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated April 21, 2018


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