Fantastic sounds from Flying Lotus – an artist who just keeps on pushing past any conventional expectations, to a point where his music is almost a genre unto itself! The record's got this very tripped-out sort of vibe – very much in keeping with the image on the cover – and ... read moreCD
We gotta admit, we kinda like this one! We were a bit suspicious at first – as the genius of Motown hardly needs any messing with – and we had fears that a remix project might just sound silly, goofy, and filled with easy tricks and gimmicks. But the choice of remixers on the set is ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreCD
Snapping beats, soulful keys – and a style that's half electronic and half classic! The format works best on the album's mellower tunes – gliding along with some nice keyboard touches, and featuring vocals by a range of singers that include Hubert Tubbs, Sugar B, Aminata, and Kudra ... read moreCD
Great sounds from a great label – a company we've trusted for groundbreaking music for many years – celebrating their 15th anniversary with this specially-priced 2CD set! The package offers up loads of key musical moments from the history of Tru Thoughts – and shows a great ... read moreCD
One of the greatest groups of the past few decades – the mighty Incognito, a UK group that's got a definite love of American club and soul from the 70s! The package features some of the best cuts from Incognito's biggest years – their 90s run on the Talking Loud label, where they ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
From the "Watto Sitta" album, recorded for Celluloid by griot Foday Musa Suso, who plays mostly kora, inaddition to a variety of other percussion instruments. As you might expect from an 80s Laswell production there's some electro touches and Herbie Hancock guesting on keys, but for the ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read more12-inch, Vinyl record
The first proper full length album by Aphex Twin in more than a dozen years – and like all of his preceding efforts, he transcends all electronic music genre distinctions, delivering a sound that's distinctly his own – a sound that'll stand the test of time! Glance at the ultra-complica ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We waited years for the full length debut of Columbia Nights, and not only was it worth the wait, it's a stunner – a beautiful batch of timeless spacey soul! Essentially the multi-instrumentalist trio of John E Daise, Jason "Brotherspanky" Edwards and Hayling Price, they have really ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
FKA Twigs —
LP1 ... LP Young Turks, 2014. Near Mint- ...
We've always loved vocalist Cecilia Stalin, no matter what the setting – but here, she might be in the best company ever – working with jazzy backings from Khari Cabral Simmons and other members of the Atlanta scene – on a record that's drenched in soul from the very first note! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacey beats, funky keyboards, and a clear vision for the future – all coming from the hands of Kirk DeGiorgio, one of the most important producer/musicians to come out of the London scene of the past decade! This Ubiquity full length goes way past most of Kirk's recent singles and remix ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eddy Meets Yannah —
Just Like ... LP Compost (Germany), 2005. Sealed 2LP ...
Compost Records are very firmly back in business with this one – a wonderful full-length debut from Eddy Meets Yannah, a group we've been digging for their work on singles for the past few years! The session's got a warmth and depth that really gets past much of the too-electric work we've ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A buoyantly soulful number from one of the best new Compost Records acts in years – served up here in a soaring mix by Reel People! The remix has a bouncy feel that really plays off the original – giving the whole thing a bit of London soul overall, and letting some moogy keys play ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A great selection of tracks by one of the best soul singers of the past few decades! Japanese/American vocalist Monday Michiru's been one of the few new artists we've supported heavily since our "dusty" past – and this 12 track set is a wonderful sampling of tracks she's recorded ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)
Special limited 2CD version! This sparkling single is one of her best from the early years – with an extended groove on both sides, and a style of production and songwriting that pushers her deeper and deeper into new territory. "Mysteries Of Life" is an amazing track – one ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)
A nicely priced sampler of work on the Zebra Traffic and Tru Thoughts labels – a real up and coming home to cutting edge work in a genre-busting mode! There's bits of hip hop, electronica, deep funk, and 21st century soul on the set – which features a total of 12 tracks that include ... read moreCD
A beautiful second volume in the Heritage series from keyboard genius Mark De Clive Lowe – and one that we like even more than the first! The music here has the strong spiritual currents of the previous set, but also brings in more of the cosmic, electronic modes that we knew in Mark's ... read moreCD
Monday Michiru —
Routes ... LP Artist Share, 2006. New Copy ...
Another top-shelf session from Monday Michiru – one of the few current artists who's been able to hold our attention for so many years, thanks to an ever-deepening quality in her work! Back at the end of the 90s, we were first amazed when Monday moved simpler dance-based work into more ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The world of Alex Puddu just keeps on getting bigger and bigger – and so do the wonderfully funky sounds on his records! Puddu's always been a real up-and-comer in the global funk underground – an artist who gets just the right 70s vibe in his instrumentation, arrangements, and ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
Monday Michiru returns to one of our favorite modes from her early years – collaborative grooves cut with some of the best talents of the underground – all of whom breathe incredible new life into her Brasilified album! We loved that record to death – and so did most of you ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Strong second album from Massive Attack! Protection sets the stage with stunning one-two punch of the title track and "Karmacoma" – 13+ minutes of flawless, hypnotic trip hop with a strong sense of moody soul, thanks in the always impeccable (to this point, anyway) production and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing, including the heavy inner sleeve.)
Really great remixes from Monday Michiru's Nexus album – tracks that make some really great magic with the originals! Monday's selected a great array of talents for this project, and the music really takes off from the sound of Nexus – often into territory that's even more cosmic and ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
A second volume of reworkings of vintage Morricone – this time with an even more profound club bounce than the first! The unofficial theme of the set can pretty much be found in the phrase "Cinematic For The People!" – and that mantra hits home with mixes by a wide, wide ... (Soundtracks, New Grooves)read moreCD
One of a number of DJ/production tools issued by Break/Bonu, with stripped down rhythm tracks that are just pure drum tracks all the way through. 14 tracks in all, just entitled by their numbers, with BPMs and the drum components listed, too. (Soul, New Grooves)LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker on one corner)
Bossacucanova & Roberto Menescal —
Brasilidade ... CD Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees, 2001. Used ...
The bossa remix combo of Bossacucanova wisely get a dose of history and soul from guitarist Roberto Menescal, one of the original bossa nova geniuses of the 60s – and an artist who's really come back into the fold in recent years. The record features Menescal's guitar upfront in the mix ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
Great remixes from Monday Michiru's Routes album – and a set that really continues her strong tradition of collaboration with some of the hippest talents of the underground! As with some of our favorite Michiru remixes from years back, the tracks here are more re-imaginations or re-recordings ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Monday Michiru —
Routes ... CD Artist Share, 2006. New Copy ...
Another top-shelf session from Monday Michiru – one of the few current artists who's been able to hold our attention for so many years, thanks to an ever-deepening quality in her work! Back at the end of the 90s, we were first amazed when Monday moved simpler dance-based work into more ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Monday Michiru —
Nexus ... CD Artist Share, 2008. New Copy ...
Brilliant work from Monday Michiru – one of her jazziest records to date, and one of her most soulful too! There's a really deep feel going on here – light years past the basic soul and dancefloor grooves that Monday was cutting a decade ago, with a musically evolved sound that's ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Benchmark trip hop from one the true innovators – and one of pivotal albums of the past couple decades! Along with the work of Portishead, Tricky circa Maxinquaye sort of established the blueprint for the whole mid 90s guy-with-sludgy-beats-meets-girl-vocalist genre – and like the ... read moreCD
Massive work from the Incognito camp – a collection of rare tunes, singles, and remixes from Bluey's Rice Records label! The 2CD set has a very nice price – especially for a Japanese-only collection – and brings together work that's been scattered around a number of hard to find ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
The deepest record we've heard so far from London's Sean Khan – and that's saying a lot, as we really loved his previous albums! Sean got his start on the broken beat scene a number of years back, and has slowly been evolving into more of a jazz-based artist – which he hits ... read moreCD
The title and subtitle says it all here – a simply wonderful assortment of great tracks from the Tru Thoughts vaults – featuring Quantic, Bonobo, Alice Russell, Belleruche, TM Juke, Lizzy Parks, The Bamboos, Flevans, Natural Self, Kylie Auldist and others! Includes stellar album tracks ... read moreCD
Alex Attias does a great job with "Like Sugar" – punching up the beats with that broken London groove, a very different take on the tune, which is also presented here in a mellower jazzier original version. "The Truth" gets a nice rework from King Britt – bouncing ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A mindblower from Jamiroquai – the album that really broke them out of the box, thanks to an increasingly complicated sense of rhythm! For the set, Jay and the group pulled up some of the more dynamic sounds from the London underground, and wove them together with their increasingly great ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bomb – and one of the greatest records we've heard from Detroit in 30 years! This massively beautiful record is the brainchild of Carl Craig, and it's unlike anything else he's ever done – a richly cosmic blend of music that includes funk, soul jazz, house, electronica, and more ... read moreCD
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" ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Spare sounds from the Detroit scene – the kind of grooves that Theo Parrish and his scene have been making for years, and really opening up the frontiers – even when the rest of the world may not have been looking! The sounds here are spare and spacey, but still mostly rhythmic – ... read moreCD
Venezuelan groove from Los Amigos Invisibles – produced by Masters At Work! Kenny Dope and Louie Vega may seem an unlikely match for a Latin, jam-inclined percussion ensemble, but the mix works masterfully! The Amigos don't leave the live instrumentation behind for a house makeover, but ... read moreCD
Sublime and amazing – a space funk single to rival the greatness of Faze-O at their best! Yam Who have hit a totally timeless groove on this one – mixing together tripping basslines, spacey keys, and wonderfully compressed vocals that have a near-perfect late 70s soul approach. "W ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
US pressing, with several mixes by David Morales. The cover has 7 mixes listed on the back, but there are 8 on the vinyl. (Neo Soul, New Grooves)12-inch, Vinyl record
IV ... LP Innovative Leisure, 2016. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
Badbadnotgood have always been pretty damn great, actually – and never better than on album IV – a remarkable step forward for the group! As ever, they take inspiration from some of the best prog, jazz, funk (and proggy jazz funk...they blend) of the 70s and beyond, but weave it into ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
All the wonderful styles and sounds of the Tru Thoughts label – brought together here in a very well-priced collection! As with other Shapes volumes, the set offers a great way to take a look at the best work of this long-running source of some of the freshest sounds from the underground ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heavily jamming set from John Arnold – a set that's overflowing with Detroit influences old and new, and which features a range of guest stars that include Ty, Paul Randolph, and Tribe Records legend Wendell Harrison! Arnold's groove is strongly straightforward on the record – broken ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The debut release from Cuica – a group that features Simon Serrietella, aka Big Bang! Cuica take their name from a Brazilian percussion instrument that has a very unusual sound – and while this record has very little to do with Brazilian music, it does have a highly percussive sound ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
"Long" is one of the best tracks by Nathan Haines – one of the best new artists on the London scene – and it's remixed by 4 Hero, whose "best" status need not be repeated by us! The single is one of the best 12's you'll ever find by Nathan – the kind of ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Too Much ... LP 2000 Black (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
A fantastic full length set from Dego – one of the few members of the 4Hero scene who've kept the music flowing and growing into new territory in recent years – especially with the same longform vibe that we always loved from that legendary group! Although short doses of cosmic sound ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album