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


Harmonies
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy
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 ... CD
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
Cool Ranch, 2017. New Copy
A cool little platter of spacey disco inspired Chicao dancefloor grooves! "We Ain't Goin' Nowhere" is a bouncy jam with soul steeped vocals and an unshakeable, surely floor filling vibe! Also includes tripped out Pontchartrain remix, with delicate keys and a heavy beat, and the fast ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Vendetta (Al Kent main mix, Al Kent dub)
Far Out (UK), New Copy
A fantastic cut from the Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra – given an even more fantastic disco vibe here by Al Kent! The tune begins with lots of great percussion – almost congas like Candido on Salsoul – as strings rise up, the rhythms get deeper, and the whole thing takes off to ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Virgin, 1998. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
A heavier, darker prime era set from Massive Attack – and rightly remembered as a classic! The grooves are still really strong, but the trip hop pioneers are delving more deeply into a bass heavy dub trip with a deep, rumbling bottom running throughout the tracks and some distorted guitar and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mood Swings EP
Far Out (UK), 2017. New Copy
Spare grooves from Venom – who you might also know as Daniel Maunick, son of Bluey (Incognito) Maunick – an artist with the same sort of clubby spirit as his father! Under the Dokta Venom mode, Daniel's got a groove that's a bit more mellow – spacey, fuzzy, and with some ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Wilderness/Inner Tech-No
Strictly Jaz Unit, 1996/2005. New Copy (reissue)
A pair of hard-to-find deep house gems from Glenn Underground – standouts from 2 different decades – paired up on this sweet 12"! "Wilderness" is the mid 90s CVO club stormer – an insistent beat, swirling synth and an all around hynotic dancefloor vibe that doesn't ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Changing Times EP
First Word (UK), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
Pure genius from Kaidi Thatham – an artist who continues to grow wonderfully as the years go on – to a point where we no longer know if we should call him a club producer or a jazz musician! This album's a demonstration of equal parts of that genius – almost as if Ramsey Lewis ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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
Irma (Italy), Late 90s/2000s. New Copy
The third volume in this wonderful series from Irma Records – and, like the rest, a great reminder of the way the label revived a classic jazz funk mode back in the 90s – at a time when few folks were willing to give it a try, and almost never got it this right! Saxophone is the lead ... CD
Mark De Clive-Lowe Presents Church
Mashibeats/Ropeadope, 2014. New Copy
Mark De Clive-Lowe takes us to church – with a set that's easily his most soulful, spiritual record ever! The album's got a lot more acoustic elements than usual – plenty of jazz elements on tenor, flute, trumpet, and percussion – mixed with Mark's own great Fender Rhodes and ... CD
Atemporal Space Tests
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy Gatefold
The title of the record may sound a bit scientific, but the music within has a very human appeal – sweet funky rhythms forged by the team of DJ Rocca and Stefano Ghittoni – the latter of whom you might know from previous productions with The Dining Rooms! The sound here is maybe an ... CD
Black Track
Red River, 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
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
Modern Sun (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy
A fantastic album of keyboard funk instrumentals – a set that starts somewhere in a late 70s soul fusion vibe, then makes a move through some of the more broken, cosmic territory of the European scene in recent years! On some of the straighter tracks, there's Fender Rhodes, at a level that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Temple Of I & I
ESL, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Maybe one of the most sharp-edged albums in years from Thievery Corporation – if not ever – thanks to the presence of a fair bit of hip hop guest stars, in a large roster of talent that includes Mr Lif, Raquel Jones, Zee, Notch, Lou Lou Ghelichkhani, Shana Halligan, Elin Melgarejo, and ... 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
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
Inner Muse, 1998. New Copy (reissue)
A modern classic bit of dancefloor genius from Alton Miller! "Progressions" has a healthy bit of African-inspired percussion in the mix – making a major breath of fresh air at the tail end of the 90s, and standing strong all these years onward! "Time & Space" is a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
New Conception Of Jazz
Jazzland (Germany), 1997. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Early work by one of the most groundbreaking artists of the jazz-influenced production generation! Lots of folks talk about how much jazz there is in their work, but when you hear their drum n bass singles, you're kind of hard pressed to figure out what they mean. Not Bugge, though –as his ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 23, 2017


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