A fantastic record from DJ Cam! The album's a soulful return to his roots – dropping the heavy hip hop style of recent albums, and making a move to warmer, more soulful territory. The mix of beats and keyboards is great – with plenty of super-dope laidback moments that feel like they'r ... read moreCD
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Jimi Tenor in a while – and a set that's a really great sideways-step from some of his other recent music! There's still elements of the spiritual jazz currents that Jimi's been exploring for the past decade or so, but the group's also leaner, and ... read moreCD
A few less tracks than usual, but still the typical nice mix of hard to find funky tracks from the Acid Jazz label (including a lot of out of print singles) and original 70's grooves. Tracks include "Dat's Slammin'" by Robbie Gordon, "Warlocks Of Pendragon" by Mother Earth" ... read moreCD
Thickly atmospheric mood music with a delicate melodicism flowing underneath – a brilliant set from Gonjasufi – following up the Sufi And A Killer collabo with Gaslamp Killer and a solid remix album! Described as a "mini album" (it's got 10 tracks and runs about 25 minutes), ... read moreCD
Modern mod groovers – a serious 60s retro sound in force, mixing Hammond organ, bossa beats, jangly guitars, and a bit of Motown soul – very much in the Blow Up kind of style, with perhaps a bit more of a modern bounce in the beats! There's some campy elements to the overall production ... read moreCD
A beautiful second album from Idea 6 – the cool Italian combo who first blew our minds with their excellent Metropoli set! The style here is similar to that great album – a recasting of older Italian jazz modes from the 60s – the mix of hardbop and modalism that flourished during ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Japanese pressing, with obi. DVD is an NTSC format, All Region DVD.)
Not a slow burner, but a real cooker – served up here by a sweet London combo with a great mix of spiritual jazz and sweeter soul! Sean Khan leads the group, and plays some mighty sharp-edged alto and soprano sax – and other instrumentation includes Fender Rhodes, bass, and drums ... read moreCD
Hu Vibrational brings a pounding instrumental mix of percussion, electronic beats, and African-inspired jazz! The loose group feature multi-instrumentalist Adam Rudolph (who has played with Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Hancock and Don Cherry to name a few) on all types of acoustic drums, shakers, ... read moreCD
Monday Michiru —
Nexus ... CD Artist Share, 2008. Used ...
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
Jazzanova & Others —
Mixing ... CD Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2004. Used ...
Jazzanova return to an earlier passion of theirs – the live DJ mix – and they serve up a whole blend of their favorite tunes, including some great bits exclusive to this set! The set's laid out in a real Gilles P sort of mode – very song-structured, with specific moods and paces ... read moreCD
One of the most righteous albums of the 21st century so far – and an instant classic we'll be loving for years! Build An Ark are a seriously heavy soul jazz ensemble, with roots and traditions that stretch back to the most righteous days of the 70s underground – the brainchild of ... read moreCD
Fantastic sounds from Monday Michiru – quite possibly her greatest album in years, and one that really draws together all the best elements of her style! The vocals are wonderful – soaring, fluid, and filled with soul – almost more confident than ever – and set to these ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Another one of those ultra-hip groups on Norway's Jazzland label – led by guitarist Jon Eberson, and featuring Bugge Wesseltoft on keyboards and bass, Pal Thowsen on drums, Tom Erik Antonsen on bass, and Strangefruit on vinyl! A few tracks also feature vocals by Beate – and the overall ... read moreCD
The debut set from Troubleman – aka Mark Pritchard – a name you may know from countless remixes over the past few years, now finally stepping forth with his own work! The set's got a definite Brazilian influence – as you'd expect from all the Troubleman work on the Far Out label ... read moreCD
A pretty sweet mix of beats, funky samples, and Latin elements – all mixed together with almost a Tru Thoughts or Melting Pot Music sort of approach! The groove here is extremely upbeat and joyous – and most tracks step around in hard funky midtempo rhythms – assembled in the ... read moreCD
Man, these guys keep blowing our minds again and again with each new album – stretching out even farther than before, yet still hanging on to all the best elements of their sound! This time around, Nostalgia 77 still have the bolder jazz style forged on their previous experimental recordings ... read moreCD
One of the hippest jazz groups going – and they're not even on a standard jazz label! Nostalgia 77 Octet is a live combo that spun out of the previous Nostalgia 77 funk efforts for Tru Thoughts – and while the previous outfit worked more in the electronic, assembled style of other TT ... read moreCD
Solo soul from Kinny – the vocalist who was last heard in the company of Espen Horne, as part of Kinny & Horne – but who's working here with a host of different artists on the Tru Thoughts label! Kinny's got a nice dose of deep soul in her vocals – one that puts her in the ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Not a 4 Hero album, exactly, but a great set of "extensions" of their musical genius – one that has a host of other like-minded artists serving up their own version of 4 Hero tunes! The whole thing's completely sublime – every bit as cosmic, righteous, and joyous as some of 4 ... read moreCD
The most astral album ever on Stones Throw – written, produced, played and sung by the stunning Georgia Anne Muldrow – the deepest avant garde funky soul effort we've heard in years from anyone on a beathead record label this side of Dwight Trible! Georgia reportedly has personal roots ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Georgia Anne Muldrow pays tribute to her mother, Rickie Byars Beckwith, a musician and all around artistic force herself on Owed To Mama Rickie – Ms. Muldrow's second album from Animated Cartunes (out of who knows how many surprisingly great albums in the preceding few years) – and ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
The second proper solo album from Chico Mann is a sprawling and creative one – blending a world of funk & soul, from his roots in modern Afrobeat and Afro Cuban grooves, as filtered through spacier soul sounds and electro – played largely by Chico himself! The set is great for the ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreCD
One of Irma's modern soul combos, and a group that's got a nice urban contemporary sound, and a good smooth R&B feel. The tracks are all originals, and they're all in English – despite the Italian origins of the group. The lead male singer's got a nice raspy soul sound, and the group ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Suba & Others —
Tributo ... CD Six Degrees/Ziriguiboom, 2002. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A wonderful tribute to Suba – the underground electronician who's had such a strong effect on the sound of Brazilian grooves over the past decade or so. Suba's lifetime journey – from Yugoslavia, to Paris, to Brazil – left him with a wealth of cultural influences, and at the time ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
An even-better follow up to Raw Fusion's first Inside Scandinavian collection – and a great testament to how much the scene has grown in the past few years! There's a deeply jazzy current running through most of this work – one that sometimes makes itself heard in straightly jazz-based ... read moreCD
An amazing tribute to the Italian cinema sound of the 60s – instrumental tunes recorded at the legendary Telecinesound studios in Rome, with a sound that's very faithful to their original inspiration! Daniele Luppi draws a great deal of influence from the generation that included Ennio ... read moreCD
A brilliant return to form for DJ Cam – and a record of moody mellow jazzy grooves that reminds us why we first fell in love with his music years ago! The set's a nicely-stripped down set that recalls the early days of the "jazz meets hip hop" sound – but it also has the ... read moreCD
Brilliant work by 4 Hero – an instant classic! The record shows the 4 Hero sound expanding massively since their 1998 album Two Pages – blending strings, drums, keyboards, beats, sounds, riffs, space, life, basslines, breath, soul, and feeling into a cosmic groove that makes them the ... read moreCD
First half of the second volume in one of the defining moments of music in the 90s! While the first collection of Headz set off the whole trip hop phenomenon, this set reached further afield, involving techno, post rock and even digging up a few more recent historic moments in the development of ... read moreCD
Second half of this second volume in one of the defining moments of music in the 90s. While the first collection set off the whole trip hop phenomenon, this set reached further afield, involving techno, post rock and even digging up a few more recent historic moments in the development of abstract ... read moreCD
A strange little collection – not really bossa material, but a few older bossa classics, mixed with old pop tunes and standards, covered by artists in a gentle and dreamy way. We'll confess that we're not familiar with most of these artists – but most of them are female singers, with a ... (Brazil, New Grooves)read moreCD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Snowboy & The Latin Section —
Ritmo Snowbo ... CD Acid Jazz (UK), 1989. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Classic early album of Latin Jazz by Brit DJ and percussionist Snowboy. Despite its association with the Acid Jazz label, the record's actually got a fairly straight Latin sound, with little of the funk that you might expect. The sound is very fresh, and Snowboy's band wails on tracks like "N ... read moreCD
A beautiful tribute to A Tribe Called Quest – in case you can't tell from the title – served up through a variety of instrumental musings by Medline that almost feel as if they were scraps from the production room of Q-Tip back in the day! The music is awash in jazzy elements, and ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on red vinyl!)
Dimitri From Paris —
Sacrebleu ... CD Yellow/East West (France), 1995. Used ...
Classic first by the enigmatic Dimitri – one of the first modern artists to take the bachelor pad sound of the 50s, and transform it into funky grooves for the 90s. The whole thing's got a wonderfully loungey sound – with nice bits of Frenchiness and downtempo beats, plus other jazzy ... read moreCD
Moodymann takes a far deeper path on this addendum to his Black Mahogani set – introducing a heady soul jazz approach! The big surprise here is the mammoth, 18-minute "When She Follows" – a track that's anchored by the solid bass and stuttering house beats we'd expect from ... read moreCD
One of those Peven Everett records that makes us fall in love all over again with his fantastic talents – a record that's definitely intimate, but which bristles over with the kind of soulful energy that Peven can often do better than anyone else! Most of the tunes just have rhythms and ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Peven Everett & Billie Jewell —
Modern Duets ... CD Studio Confession, 2020. New Copy ...
The mighty Peven Everett teams up again with Billie Jewell – a singer who always seems very well-tuned to his soul drenched grooves! The pair sing together, trading lines back and forth, almost in a style that's a 21st Century evolution of the older Motown soul duo format – like Peven ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Bubbling, joyous grooves from Peven Everett – a set that's definitely flowing with some of the love vibes promised in the title, and which has Everett serving up this fantastic blend of upbeat rhythms and deeper instrumentation! Peven sometimes flirts with house music in the grooves, but he's ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
The title's a great one, as the rich talents of Peven Everett always present us with such a strong range of shifting shapes and sounds in soul music – grooves that draw from his work in jazz and house, but which always come across with so much more overall! The tunes are simple, but so ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
A fascinating full length departure from DJ Shadow – an album that's more or less made up of genre suites – rolling from sound library groove, to hood-shaking hyphy hip hop, to topical post-Katrina commentary, to beat-driven live instrument avant funk! The album's flow is more or less ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreCD
A wonderfully ambitious project from Jephte Guillaume – a stunning blend of upbeat tracks steeped in Latin and African influences – grooving together with a globally conscious approach that's completely sublime! The album blows away any expectations we had for it – stretching ... read moreCD
(Out of print, French digipak pressing. Actual cover has a blue background. Case has light wear.)
Remixes by Tony Humphries, Satoshi Tomie and Pal Joey. (Soul, New Grooves)12-inch, Vinyl record
Peven Everett —
My Brazil ... CD Studio Confession, 2003. New Copy ...
A really unique record from Peven Everett – very different than most of his other work, but equally great! The "My Brazil" reference in the title hints at the style of the work – a bossa-inspired session that has Peven singing gently and soulfully, with mostly just acoustic ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Sublime soul from Peven Everett – a beautifully-crafted album that moves well beyond some of his homemade productions of recent years! This set's got all the silky soul that first made us love Peven's music – that open, flowing groove that's almost organic, and which makes you feel ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Peven Everett —
Easy Livin' ... CD Unified/Studio Confession, 2006. New Copy ...
Another bold step forward for Peven Everett – easily one of the real front runners in the 21st Century soul scene! The album's got a tighter, more unified feel than even some of Peven's previous work – a confident, almost majestic approach that has Everett's wonderful vocals coming ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
One of the most sweetly soulful sets we've ever heard from Peven Everett – a laidback session that's a nice change from some of his more upbeat grooves – and one that places him solidly in the territory of mid 70s Isley Brothers or Marvin Gaye! Tunes are simple, but have a real sense ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Soulful medicine served up by the mighty Peven Everett – one of the most spiritual talents in the underground today, and an artist who can definitely live up to the title of this set! The grooves are warm and flowing – often on the more upbeat side of the Peven spectrum, which means a ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
The most personal album to date from modern soul wizard Peven Everett – as you might guess from the title! The set begins with a striking spoken bit from Peven, then rolls into a tapestry of urban themes and clubbier sounds – the best of which feature those warmly flowing vocals that ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
We haven't heard from Peven Everett in quite some time – and the respite's been a great one, because it seems that Peven's really regrouped, found new strengths, and has come out with his best record in years! The whole thing's one of the best produced, packaged, and put-together sets we've ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Peven Everett in all his glory – stepping forth in one of his best-produced albums in years! As with most of Peven's records, all music and vocals are from the man himself – a one-man show, but with a lot more going on than most full groups! Peven is really at the top of his game here ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Peven Everett, acoustic – a whole new sound for this amazing 21st Century soul singer! We've always loved Peven's music, but usually it's drenched in keyboards and drum patterns – so an acoustic setting like this is a wonderful change – and more proof that Peven's got more than ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Peven Everett sends a letter out to his huge European fan base – but the sound here is every bit as great as his other Chicago-crafted grooves! The rhythms are a bit upbeat this time around – not really house, but a warmly flowing sort of style – that trance-like mode that Peven ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Excellent work from Peven Everett – another one of his home-made underground soul CDs, issued by Peven himself as a big "F#$% You" to the major labels that have screwed around with him in the past! The CD is a brilliant mix of soul, jazz, house, and touches of Afro-centric rhythms ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Peven Everett —
Realness ... CD Studio Confession, 2007. New Copy ...
One of the most soulful albums we've ever heard from Peven Everett – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the depth of his work so far! The album's one of Peven's most song-based, vocally-strong efforts – an instant classic batch of tunes that show a tremendous evolution in his ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson —
Chicago Waves ... LP International Anthem, 2020. New Copy ...
A record that's a bit of a dream come true for us at Dusty Groove – a set that features two of our favorite contemporary musicians, recording at a unique venue in our fair city – with a vibe that makes the record one of the best we've ever heard from the pair! Carlos Nino was one of ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The long-awaited house-oriented project from Chicago jazzman Kahil El'Zabar – a righteous fusion of Afro-centric jazz and dance, and a vision he's been expressing for years! El'Zabar first experimented with mixing jazz and house way back in the late 80s – and his efforts at the time, ... read moreCD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD & sticker over barcode.)
Peven Everett —
Notions ... CD Studio Confession, 2007. New Copy ...
Incredible mellow soul from the mighty Peven Everett – a record that shows that he's every bit as great with a gentle tune as he is with a clubby one! The music here has a beautifully glowing sort of quality – piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar, and softer beats – all wrapped up ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
One of the heaviest house albums we've heard from Peven Everett in years – a set that's filled with upbeat, joyous grooves – all done with the same deep soul you'd expect from other recent records! The whole thing's a great step back towards some of the classic grooves from Everett's ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
The second album from Foreign Exchange – the formerly bi-continental project of North Carolina MC and soul singer Phonte of Little Brother, and transplanted Dutch producer Nicolay – who take an even deeper turn into spacey soul on Leave It All Behind! Given that Phonte is singing ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the strongest record so far from Mammal Hands – a set that really has the group growing in their sense of tone and color, and in the unique timing they bring to their tunes! The group is a trio, but not in a mode that you might be guessing – because next to the piano of Nick ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the strongest record so far from Mammal Hands – a set that really has the group growing in their sense of tone and color, and in the unique timing they bring to their tunes! The group is a trio, but not in a mode that you might be guessing – because next to the piano of Nick ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD
A brilliant album from Kaidi Tatham – deeper by far than anything we've ever heard from him, and way more than you might expect if you only know his singles from the London scene! This set's got a very strong jazz component – monstrous keyboard work from Kaidi that stretches and soars ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The record that put the Bristol sound of the era on the map – and pretty much delivered the opening salvo for the coming trip hop movement! Heady instrumental hip hop clashes with dub and new school soul on this seminal set, one that really existed outside of most early 90s trends, even if it ... read moreCD
Less of a New Beginning for Snowboy than a "back to his roots" sort of set – as London's ultimate percussionist serves up a very tasty batch of Latin jazz tracks that recall the best of his earliest recordings! The feel here is nice and stripped down – a blistering blend of ... (Latin, New Grooves)read moreCD
Fela's funky son is back – sounding more soulful than ever! The album's a great one – an incredibly solid effort that's light years beyond Femi's first two LPs – spanning a globe of grooves with one foot in his father's Afro Funk tradition, and another in the future of soul, hip ... (Global Grooves, New Grooves)read moreCD
More than a decade of work from Incognito, and Bluey's still going strong! The group here are picking up some of the 21st Century Soul touches of late 90s Talking Loud – but that's a great thing by us, as they forge together the warmth of their earlier tunes with the crisp freshness of the ... (Neo Soul, New Grooves)read moreCD
The album's got an understated cover, but the set more than lives up to the sort of crackling sounds we've been loving from Gogo Penguin in recent years – that UK trio with a way of really remaking the interplay between piano, bass, and drums! If anything, the bass and drums seem a lot more ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreCD