Stunning work from Hipnosis – an album that's far greater even than their debut – and we loved that one a lot! The sound here is all jazz all the way through – done in a lively, dancing, soaring groove that makes the album feel like a lost modal jazz classic on MPS or Saba – ... read moreCD
A great new showcase for the music of Alex Puddu – the contemporary groover who's given us some wonderful music over the years – including his famous Golden Age Of Danish Pornography sets! This album's more of a back-to-basics affair for Puddu – recorded with a tight combo, and a ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
Massively heavy funk from Brownout – and a set that may well be their greatest so far! We weren't sure what to expect when the group hit the Nat Geo label – but honestly, they seem like they're even rawer and rootsier than before – really serving up a brilliant blend of funk and ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Bugge Wesseltoft (New Conception Of Jazz) —
Moving ... CD Jazzland/Universal (UK), 2001. Used ...
Maybe the best album so far by this groundbreaking Norweigian keyboardist! Bugge plays Fender Rhodes and grand piano on the set – and it's a warm batch of uptempo tracks that push the envelope a lot further than some of his previous work, sort of a mix of jazzy house and ECM-ish soundscapes, ... read moreCD
Amazing sounds from a time when the London scene really took off – when it left behind some of its slavish love of American sounds in previous decades, and exploded with blinding dancefloor energy of its own! The music here represents a true UK hybrid – crafted after years of American ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Initial copies come with a very cool graphic novel!)
A strong set of contemporary soulful jazz grooves – and a partnership between Revive Music and the venerable Blue Note label! Supreme Sonacy kicks off with a intro by Radar Ellis that sets the stage nicely for one of the freshest compilations of relatively unknown, poised to break out ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
Thievery Corporation are back after a long hiatus – and they've returned to the fold with a host of surprising guest stars! The set's got a really wide range of grooves – as one might expect when the group's working with artists that include David Byrne, Perry Farrell, and The Flaming ... read moreCD
(Please note the disc has a couple of marks but plays fine.)
Elas ... CD ST2 (Brazil), 2004. Used ...
Music from Adriane Garcia, Kid Abelha, Belo Velloso, Adriana Calcanhotto, Acid X, Funk Como Le Gusta featuring Paula Lima, Ramatis featuring Rose Max, Deeper & Pacific featuring Vanessa Falabella, Zelia Duncan, Kaleidoscopio, Luciana Mello, and Luiza Possi. (Brazil, New Grooves)CD
Thievery Corporation —
Symphonik ... LP Eighteenth Street Lounge, 2020. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
The title here certainly gets it right – as the album marks a huge new step for Thievery Corporation – the first full record in which the group works with orchestral accompaniment – a move that's maybe long overdue, given how much these guys were initially influenced by older ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacier grooves from Honeymunch – building nicely on the Fender Rhodes, Hohner Clavinet and synth atmosphere of the previous set with a somewhat more cosmically inclined vibe and vocals by Hannes Stickel! The things we loved about the group in a more instrumentals centered approach is still ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
Breezy bossa jazz steeped grooves from Italy's Papik – jazzy and effervescent, with a more of a live feel than so many on the international bossa based melodic tip – with loops and studio flourishes subtly blended with with a really sweet sound throughout! The female lead vocal parts ... read moreCD
Eddie Roberts & The Fire Eaters —
Burn! ... CD Legere (Germany), 2011. Used ...
Hot stuff from Eddie Roberts & The Fire Eaters – certainly some of the most incendiary and hardest grooving work from modern funk master Roberts and his stellar group – featuring members of Spain's excellent Sweet Vandals and other great players! The Fire Eaters both bring heated, ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
No side-stepping these grooves – as they're right, tight, and very much on the money – work that shows a real evolution in the sound of The Bamboos, and one that takes them strongly into deep soul territory! These guys have always had a great ear for classic funk, but this time around ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
An incredible debut from Okada Taxi – the kind of future soul classic we'll be digging for years! Okada handles the keyboards and programming on the set – next to an assortment of great instrumentation on trumpet, Wurlitzer, and acoustic bass – plus key guest work by artists that ... read moreCD
Finally – the first full length album by Jiva, a group that we've loved for their singles in recent years, and have been dying to hear more of! Jiva are one of the strongest acts on the current Atlanta scene – a warmly soulful group who've also got a nice touch of jazz – and a ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
The first really well-titled volume of this series – because this time around, the sound is a lot funkier than before! Over the past few years, Unique Records have been moving more strongly into funk-based territory – shedding some of their more dancefloor-oriented styles for heavier ... read moreCD
Funky grooves, psychedelic sitar, and mod Hammond organ – a magnificent blend that's every bit as dynamic as the image on the cover – served up as the long-awaited debut album from this cool European combo! The album's got a feel that's somewhere between 60s spy soundtracks and Brit ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD