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Untitled (AITAOA #2)
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy
A record of mysterious sources and sounds from this ultra-cool London group – a combo who maybe started out somewhere in the territory of jazz, but have moved out into more spacious areas over the years! There's a majestic sense of scope here that almost takes us back to the early work of ... CD
Colourful World (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy Gatefold
Arp Frique certainly does live in a colorful world – not just in the image on the cover, but in the grooves of the record as well – which bring together lots of funky 80s keyboards with a wider global sense of groove! There's often some acoustic percussion alongside the electric keys ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), 2018. New Copy
Alex Attias has always given us some really creative sounds in his own music – so we've got some mighty high expectations when he brings together a selection of tracks by other artists for BBE! Fortunately, the record not only lives up to those expectations, but does them one better – ... CD
Mathematics, 2018. New Copy
Global jazz funk and deep dancefloor grooves collide on this solid little EP by Jamal Moss with Allonymous & The Hamatic Building Society – fusing electronic club soul with live instrumentation – with players that include the great Tony Allen, Jimmy Tenor and more! Includes the ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Star Creature, 2018. New Copy
A lean, crisp and bouncing EP of future funky synth grooves – rooted in 80s boogie soul influences, and a surefire dancefloor today! Mr Crime/Late Night Science go above and beyond the call of duty, giving a much richer sound than some of the minimalist 80s style groovers out there, bring in ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Star Creature, 2018. New Copy
Timeless club grooves from Jehan on Chicago's young, and to date perfectly reliable Star Creature label! "Change The Way" kicks of the EP with lightly thumping, though compelling beats, spacey soul keys, chimes and guitar, and nice use of vocal samples. "Minute Papillon" is a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
2000 Black (UK), 2017. New Copy
A beautiful little EP – and like so many of the recent releases on 2000 Black, a record that's much shorter than an album, but seems to deliver the same sort of satisfaction! Lordamercy helps give Dego a vibe that's a bit different than usual – as "Green Woods" has these ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Decade
Record Kicks (Italy), 2018. New Copy Gatefold
Calibro 35 have grown a heck of a lot in the last ten years – from a group who already had a strong ear for vintage soundtrack and sound library funk – to one who've definitely brought a lot of their own ideas to the music too! The sound here is razor sharp and right on the money ... LP, Vinyl record album
Untitled (AITAOA #2)
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy
A record of mysterious sources and sounds from this ultra-cool London group – a combo who maybe started out somewhere in the territory of jazz, but have moved out into more spacious areas over the years! There's a majestic sense of scope here that almost takes us back to the early work of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dapper
Victor (Japan), 2018. New Copy
This great Japanese combo are maybe even more dapper than usual here – still strongly tied up in their tradition of hard-hitting jazz, but also opening the door for work from some guest soul singers and MCs! Leader Shacho is usually the "agitator" in the group – calling out ... CD
Treasures From The Temple
Eighteenth Street Lounge, 2018. New Copy
Thievery Corporation go back to the vaults – and come up with a host of unusual material from the Temple Of I & I sessions! The music here is a great extension of the sound of that record – and includes unused tracks, remixes, and dubplates – all with the same collaborative ... CD
Papa (UK), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)
Navasha Daya is light years away from her roots with Fertile Ground – singing here on two massive cuts from Reel People – both of which elevate her to legendary soul diva status! Daya is incredible on the version of the Kashif tune "I'm In Love" – hitting a level that ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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
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 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Red Notes
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy
A really jagged little record from Hieroglyphic Being – a set that feels even more stripped-down than his previous album, to a point where we can really focus on his inventive beats and cosmic keyboards! The album's dedicated to a range of influences that include Herbie Hancock, Sun Ra, ... CD
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
Bring Out The Sound
BBE (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP
It'd been a few years since we heard the head nodding hip hop funk sound of The Herbaliser, but their back in full force! The cover a lot of stylistic terrain here, from the neo-classic boombap with scratches and cinematic samples of the opener, to the noirish hip hop soul of the standout "Seiz ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Drank (colored vinyl pressing)
Brainfeeder, 2018. New Copy 2LP
A chopped-up take on Thundercat's album Drunk – handled here by OG Ron & The Chopstars – who provide a surprisingly sensitive take on the music! The album's billed as "chopped not slopped" – and that claim definitely seems right – as the music here is mostly ... LP, Vinyl record album
Drank
Brainfeeder, 2018. New Copy
A chopped-up take on Thundercat's album Drunk – handled here by OG Ron & The Chopstars – who provide a surprisingly sensitive take on the music! The album's billed as "chopped not slopped" – and that claim definitely seems right – as the music here is mostly ... CD
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
Plug Research, 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
15th anniversary pressing on blue vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album
So We Gwarn
Sound Signature, 2017. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from Dego and Kaidi Tatham – a duo we've been loving since their post-4Hero work as Silhouette Brown – a team who've only gotten better and better as the years go on! There's a soaring vision here that's way more than club – even though there's some clubbier ... 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
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
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
Going Home (180 gram pressing)
Leaving, 2018. New Copy
Carlos Nino is definitely going home here – hitting some of the most righteous modes we've heard in years – and also returning to his roots in spiritual jazz! The album's still got some of the meditative qualities of some of Nino's other music, but it's also got more bite too – ... 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
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
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD
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 – ... CD
Panoply
Fresh Selects, 2018. New Copy
An atmospheric solo effort from Dede – the lead singer for the Tiny Hearts project with Waajeed & Tim K, the latter of whom is on board as producer. Dede delivers a hazy little gem here with kind of a latenight, weary electro pop-soul mood on most tunes, with some moody interludes for ... CD
Avex (Japan), 2018. New Copy CD & Blu-ray
It's been quite a while since we've heard from Shinichi Osawa as Mondo Grosso, but the project is still very much in fine formation – providing us with that mix of clubby grooves and mellower moments that made the early Japanese albums so compelling! As before, there's a few different ... CD
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
I-94 (original, GU's Tech Not Dub)
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
Mathematics, 1988/2017. New Copy (reissue)
Classic dancefloor jam from Adonis & Charles – here as an previously unreleased extended version plus previously unreleased Steve Poindexter remix "Reck The Joint". 12-inch, Vinyl record
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP
The Heavenly Sweetness label celebrates its first ten years in business – with a special birthday present of all-exclusive unreleased 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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy
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 ... CD
BB1
Pony Canyon (Japan), 2018. New Copy
The first music we've heard in quite awhile from Jazztronik – and a set that has them sounding even more funk-oriented than before! We've always loved the creations of leader Ryota Nozaki – even his mellower moments – but this time around, he really steps into new territory by ... CD
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
Moon In Libra
Schema (Italy), 2009. New Copy 2LP
Great grooves from S-Tone – the best album so far from Stefano Tirone, thanks to a range of great singers and musicians on the set! There's a warmly acoustic vibe here – one that's rooted in bossa, but which also has some of the club jazz elements you'd expect from Schema Records ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lead The Way
Schema (Italy), 2006. New Copy 2LP
Quite possibly the best album ever from Soulstance – the jazzy dancefloor combo who are easily one of the brightest stars in the Schema Records galaxy! Although other Soulstance records have been totally great – very much in the best mix of classic and modern styles that Schema groups ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 25, 2018


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