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VariousBrownswood Bubblers Volume 13 ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A lucky number 13 for the Brownswood Bubblers series – a great reminder that the compilation is still one of the best places we know for getting turned onto new music from the global underground! And by that, we don't mean the lame dance music "underground" of more than a decade ago – where this week's big track would go stale by the next. Instead, this territory is much richer – plumbed by DJ Gilles Peterson via his Worldwide Radio series, and the always-great work of the Brownswood label – an imprint that's dedicated to finding the best sort of genre-crossing, category-defying music we've always loved here at Dusty Groove! The tracks within are proof that in the right hands, soul, jazz, and other styles know no boundaries – or limits of imagination – on cuts that include "Ley Lines" by Emma Jean Thackray, "Nuketown" by Tiana Khasi, "Something My Heart Trusts" by Yazmin Lacey, "Ideas" by Sonnymoon, "No White God" by Oscar #Worldpeace, "Move" by Lynda Dawn, "Sailor" by Wu Lu feat Binisa Bonner, "Only Trying 2 Tell U" by Puma Blue, "Jury Judge Executioner" by Alxnder London, and "Continue The Fun (space version)" by Mauskovic Dance Band. CD

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✨✧ VariousBrownswood Electric Vol 2 – Presented By Gilles Peterson ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2011. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Brownswood follows up their justly acclaimed Brownswood Electric with a second volume – synth and beats driven grooves with a human pulse – once again upping the ante on contemporary electronic grooves! Volume 2 is compiled by Alex Stevenson and features material that both embraces and challenges modern styles that trade in spacey electronica, and it's all uncommonly strong stuff! Includes Tracks by Ta-Ku, Monky, Anenon, Jus Wan, Funk Ethics, Stray, Aeed and more; 14 tracks in all: "Hey Kids" by Ta-Ku, "Automatic" by DJG, "Miles Away" by Jus Wan, "Savage Pets" by HxdB, "Under The Alps" by AEED, "Break Your Legs" by Stray and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBrownswood Bubblers Volume 13 ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lucky number 13 for the Brownswood Bubblers series – a great reminder that the compilation is still one of the best places we know for getting turned onto new music from the global underground! And by that, we don't mean the lame dance music "underground" of more than a decade ago – where this week's big track would go stale by the next. Instead, this territory is much richer – plumbed by DJ Gilles Peterson via his Worldwide Radio series, and the always-great work of the Brownswood label – an imprint that's dedicated to finding the best sort of genre-crossing, category-defying music we've always loved here at Dusty Groove! The tracks within are proof that in the right hands, soul, jazz, and other styles know no boundaries – or limits of imagination – on cuts that include "Ley Lines" by Emma Jean Thackray, "Nuketown" by Tiana Khasi, "Something My Heart Trusts" by Yazmin Lacey, "Ideas" by Sonnymoon, "No White God" by Oscar #Worldpeace, "Move" by Lynda Dawn, "Sailor" by Wu Lu feat Binisa Bonner, "Only Trying 2 Tell U" by Puma Blue, "Jury Judge Executioner" by Alxnder London, and "Continue The Fun (space version)" by Mauskovic Dance Band. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brownswood Bubblers Volume 13 ... CD 13.99
 
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Joe Armon-JonesIcy Roads (Stacked)/Aquarius (10 inch LP) ... 12-inch
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Joe Armon-Jones provides some mighty keyboards here – these great lines on Wurlitzer electric piano that flow out mightily next to skittish live work on bass and drums, and which are augmented by a bit more electronics on the side! The tune's got this flowing, cosmic energy that really showcase the best of the current London mode – completely fresh, but also very much jazz as well! "Aquarius" is on the flipside, and is more processed – both on the vocals and rhythms, but still with some nice keyboard solo moments peppered throughout. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Joe Armon-JonesStarting Today ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 19.98
Joe Armon Jones sings and plays lots of cool Wurlitzer electric piano on this gem of an album – but the whole thing is maybe even more of a tribute to the warmly collaborative spirit of the contemporary London scene, as it is to the talents of the man himself! There's a nicely fluid sense of stardom here – as differing artists get their time to shine in the spotlight while others recede a bit from track to track – but not in the kind of "leader with guests" version of older soundsystem albums – and instead maybe more as a cosmic vision for the future. Other singers include Asheber, Big Sharer, Ego Ella May, and Oscar Jerome – and musicians include Dylan Jones on trumpet, Moses Boyd on drums, and Nubya Garcia and James Mollison on tenor. Titles include "Starting Today", "Almost Went Too Far", "London's Face", "Ragify", "Outro", and "Mollison Dub". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe Armon-JonesTurn To Clear View (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 19.99
A fantastic second set from keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones – a musician we first came to love in the UK-based Ezra Collective, and one who's now effortlessly bridging a space between jazz and soul! The record's got a vibe that's as cosmic as its cover – but one that comes not just through creative keyboard work, but from a great overall conception of the songs – so that Joe's music flows out with a warm style that embraces our ears, then takes us on a journey to the heavens! This isn't the usual keyboard jazz, with references heavy on the past – as Armon-Jones is as forward-thinking as his best contemporaries on the London scene. The set features great guest vocals from Georgia Anne Muldrow on the tune "Yellow Dandelion" – and other guest appearances by Nubya Garcia, Jehst, and Obongjayar – on titles that include "Try Walk With Me", "Gnawa Sweet", "Icy Roads", "To Know Where You're Coming From", "The Leo & The Aquarius", and "Self Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dayme ArocenaSonocardiogram ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The best we've heard so far from Dayme Arocena – a Cuban singer who's got a great way of reaching out from Havana with a sound that can circle the globe! The music here has a blend of jazz, soul, and Cuban roots – but all delivered together in a style that's completely unique and without cliche – really showing a maturity in Dayme's vocals since the previous record, and in her overall conception of a song! Instrumentation is by her core quartet, recorded live and openly, in a really unfettered way that instantly matches the spirit of Dayme's vocals too. The whole thing is tremendous – a record that lives up to the truest promise of the Brownswood label – with titles that include "Nangareo", "Porque Tu No Estas", "Yemaya", "Plegaria A La Lupe", "Homenaje", "Para El Amor Cantar", and "As Feridas". CD
Also available Sonocardiogram ... LP 18.99

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Dayme ArocenaSonocardiogram ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
The best we've heard so far from Dayme Arocena – a Cuban singer who's got a great way of reaching out from Havana with a sound that can circle the globe! The music here has a blend of jazz, soul, and Cuban roots – but all delivered together in a style that's completely unique and without cliche – really showing a maturity in Dayme's vocals since the previous record, and in her overall conception of a song! Instrumentation is by her core quartet, recorded live and openly, in a really unfettered way that instantly matches the spirit of Dayme's vocals too. The whole thing is tremendous – a record that lives up to the truest promise of the Brownswood label – with titles that include "Nangareo", "Porque Tu No Estas", "Yemaya", "Plegaria A La Lupe", "Homenaje", "Para El Amor Cantar", and "As Feridas". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sonocardiogram ... CD 10.99

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MaishaThere Is A Place ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A record with a soaring spirit from the contemporary London scene – a fantastic full-length statement from Maisha, a group we'd heard about over the years – but are only now getting a chance to enjoy! The group's led by drummer Jake Long, but features this really tremendous work on tenor and flute from Nubya Garcia – who's got a majestic approach that's very much in the best spiritual jazz modes, but which also maybe gets a bit more personal at times too – especially on the passages with flute, which really brings a lyrical beauty to the record – and the group also features guitar, keyboards, bass, and two more percussionists! Long's rhythm progressions are nicely inventive, and very organic – and the sound is fleshed out at times by the slight addition of added strings, harp, and a bit of trumpet – all to underscore the more righteous currents in the music. Really fantastic – one that might knock Kamasi Washington off your turntable – with titles that include "Osiris", "Azure", "Kaa", "There Is A Place", and "Eaglehurst/The Palace". CD

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✨✧ MaishaThere Is A Place ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A record with a soaring spirit from the contemporary London scene – a fantastic full-length statement from Maisha, a group we'd heard about over the years – but are only now getting a chance to enjoy! The group's led by drummer Jake Long, but features this really tremendous work on tenor and flute from Nubya Garcia – who's got a majestic approach that's very much in the best spiritual jazz modes, but which also maybe gets a bit more personal at times too – especially on the passages with flute, which really brings a lyrical beauty to the record – and the group also features guitar, keyboards, bass, and two more percussionists! Long's rhythm progressions are nicely inventive, and very organic – and the sound is fleshed out at times by the slight addition of added strings, harp, and a bit of trumpet – all to underscore the more righteous currents in the music. Really fantastic – one that might knock Kamasi Washington off your turntable – with titles that include "Osiris", "Azure", "Kaa", "There Is A Place", and "Eaglehurst/The Palace". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available There Is A Place ... CD 13.99

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Zara McFarlaneArise ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2017. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Zara McFarlane is looking a lot more righteous on the cover of this one – and the sound is a lot more righteous too, as you might guess from the title! Zara's vocals have always been a tremendous instrument of power, but this time around she's directing them towards a great sense of social change – and working with spiritual jazz backings that almost give the record the sound of the older classics by Fertile Ground! Most numbers feature a small group blend of percussion and jazzy instrumentation – and the record has some good help from the duo of Binker Golding and Moses Boyd, who've turned out some great material of their own in recent years – and fit warmly inside the spirit of Zara's music. The whole thing takes us back not only to some of our favorite message-oriented soul of the 70s, but also to that wave of British underground soul at the start of the 90s, too – music helped along by Gilles Peterson long before he started the Brownswood label, in a legacy of which Zara McFarlane is the latest, greatest part. Titles include "Pride", "Peace Begins Within", "Stoke The Fire", "Freedom Chain", "Allies Or Enemies", "In Between Worlds", "Fisherman", and "Fussin & Fightin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Zara McFarlane with Dennis BovellEast Of The River Nile (original, dub, alt take, alt take dub) (180 gram pressing) ... 12-inch
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99 17.99
A great meeting of classic and contemporary – as Zara McFarlane is joined here by Dennis Bovell – in a dubby groove that recalls some of Bovell's best work from years past! The tune's maybe the best song ever written by Augustus Pablo, and it's given a very loving rework here – by a group that also features strong musical contributions from Binker & Golding too. The core tune already has a vibe that's deep and dubby – but Bovell contributes three more versions to the single – making the whole thing maybe a mini-symphony of the core inspiration from Zara! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Skinny PelembeDreaming Is Dead Now ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Spacey, slinky soul from Skinny Pelembe – an artist whose groove is right in keeping with the groundbreaking, genre-busting style of the Brownswood label! Skinny's definitely his own man here – weaving together gentle beats, slightly trippy instrumentation, and an overall sense of sound that makes his voice just part of the whole – almost as if he's absorbed some of the late 80s Brit psych production styles, then found a way to move things into a more contemporary soul approach! Yet Pelembe's approach is very personal, too – these songs that are very much his own, with a fresh perspective that's as interesting as his music. Titles include "Laxxmi Flying", "Gonna Buy A Car Today", "No Blacks No Dogs No Irish", "My Love Is Burning Down", "Ten Four Goodnight", "Without A Doubtful Shadow", and "Dreaming Is Dead Now". CD
Also available Dreaming Is Dead Now ... LP 18.99

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Skinny PelembeDreaming Is Dead Now ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Spacey, slinky soul from Skinny Pelembe – an artist whose groove is right in keeping with the groundbreaking, genre-busting style of the Brownswood label! Skinny's definitely his own man here – weaving together gentle beats, slightly trippy instrumentation, and an overall sense of sound that makes his voice just part of the whole – almost as if he's absorbed some of the late 80s Brit psych production styles, then found a way to move things into a more contemporary soul approach! Yet Pelembe's approach is very personal, too – these songs that are very much his own, with a fresh perspective that's as interesting as his music. Titles include "Laxxmi Flying", "Gonna Buy A Car Today", "No Blacks No Dogs No Irish", "My Love Is Burning Down", "Ten Four Goodnight", "Without A Doubtful Shadow", and "Dreaming Is Dead Now". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dreaming Is Dead Now ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Shabaka & The AncestorsWisdom Of Elders ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 19.98
A fantastic jazz group from the contemporary South African scene – one who've got a very righteous vibe, and a sound that's maybe even more far-reaching than any jazz we've heard from that scene back in the 60s or 70s! The group's led by Shabaka Hutchings on tenor, but is a very collaborative ensemble – with these tremendous upfront vocals from Siyabonga Mthembu, a singer with a very unique approach, and a spiritual current that we'd rank right up there with work by Leon Thomas, Dwight Trible, or Joe Lee Wilson, even though Mthembu's very much his own man. The group's also got two other great horn players – Mthunzi Mvubu on alto and Mandla Mlangeni on trumpet – plus Fender Rhodes and piano from Nduduzo Makhathini, and a wonderfully early array of bass, percussion, and drums – which lay down a fantastic groundwork for each tune. The music starts somewhere in the spiritual territory of the post-Coltrane scene – but really takes off immediately with its own individual spirit – ala Kamasai Washington – and the performance is live and unadorned, without some of the studio efforts that show up on other Brownswood label releases. Beautiful work throughout – an instant classic that we'd rank right up there with the best material by folks like Nat Birchall or Matthew Hallsall, but very different too. Titles include "Nguni", "Mzwandile", "Joyous", "The Sea", "The Observer", and "Give Thanks". LP, Vinyl record album

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United Future OrganizationBon Voyage – Les Remixes ... CD
Brownswood/Talkin' Loud (Japan), 2000. Used ... $9.99
The Bon Voyage album was UFO's best record in years – and this set features some of the best tracks on the album, all nicely remixed with different bits! The package is pretty darn groovy, and the set features 9 tracks in all – including "Tres Amigos (organic audio rmx)", "Good Luck Shore (Joujouka tfpp mix)", "Tres Amigos (Peshay mix)", "Flying Saucer (Kings Of Tomorrow rmx)", "Flying Saucer (Modaji Out There Somewhere mix)", "Flying Saucer (Life On Mars dub)", "Somewhere (Restless Soul Peaktime mix)". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousFuture Bubblers 3.0 ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... About October 11, 2019 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSunny Side Up ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A wonderful overview of the creative scene in Melbourne – a collection that's almost the down-under equivalent of We Out Here – a previous Brownswood sampler of contemporary genius on the London scene! As with that collection, this one brings together the best up-and-coming artists who are really helping to move the scene forward – working in styles that are rooted in jazz, but quickly explode into a whole range of cosmic, soulful styles – music that's very much in keeping with the 21st Century mission that first got Brownswood going over a decade back, and which still makes the label one of our most-trusted sources for turning on to new music from the global underground! Much of this work is instrumental, in modes that effortlessly mix soul, fusion, funk, and spiritual roots – but create something very new and revolutionary in the process. Titles include "Pick Up/Galaxy" by Dufresne, "There Is No Time" by Kuzich, "Powers 2 The People" by Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange, "Nice To See You" by Laneous, "Orbit" by Allysha Joy, "The Wake Up" by Horatio Luna, "Eternal/Internal Peace" by Silent Jay, and "Bleeding Hearts" by Audrey Powne. CD
Also available Sunny Side Up (green vinyl pressing) ... LP 20.99

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VariousSunny Side Up (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99 21.99
A wonderful overview of the creative scene in Melbourne – a collection that's almost the down-under equivalent of We Out Here – a previous Brownswood sampler of contemporary genius on the London scene! As with that collection, this one brings together the best up-and-coming artists who are really helping to move the scene forward – working in styles that are rooted in jazz, but quickly explode into a whole range of cosmic, soulful styles – music that's very much in keeping with the 21st Century mission that first got Brownswood going over a decade back, and which still makes the label one of our most-trusted sources for turning on to new music from the global underground! Much of this work is instrumental, in modes that effortlessly mix soul, fusion, funk, and spiritual roots – but create something very new and revolutionary in the process. Titles include "Pick Up/Galaxy" by Dufresne, "There Is No Time" by Kuzich, "Powers 2 The People" by Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange, "Nice To See You" by Laneous, "Orbit" by Allysha Joy, "The Wake Up" by Horatio Luna, "Eternal/Internal Peace" by Silent Jay, and "Bleeding Hearts" by Audrey Powne. LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive green vinyl pressing!)
Also available Sunny Side Up ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ VariousWe Out Here ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 19.98
London is exploding again with fantastic music – and this time around, it's the city's jazz underground that comes forward to remind us what a unique musical crossroads the city can be! The work here represents an incredible new scene that's pushing boundaries all over again – not the avant jazz of London improvisers, nor the electric sounds of the broken beat world, or retro funk of another scene – but fantastic acoustic jazz that at one level brings back deeper spiritual sounds from generations back, but at another flings forward its sounds with inspiration that will be setting the standard for years to come. We've only had a few of these artists on record before, and together they work beautifully as a strong new proclamation of talent – on titles that include "Once" by Nubya Garcia, "Inside The Acorn" by Maisha, "Pure Shade" by Ezra Collective, "The Balance" by Moses Boyd, "Brockley" by Theon Cross, "Walls" by Triforce, "Black Skin Black Masks" by Shabaka Hutchings, "Go See" by Joe Armon Jones, and "Abusey Junction" by Kokoroko. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe Armon-JonesTurn To Clear View ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic second set from keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones – a musician we first came to love in the UK-based Ezra Collective, and one who's now effortlessly bridging a space between jazz and soul! The record's got a vibe that's as cosmic as its cover – but one that comes not just through creative keyboard work, but from a great overall conception of the songs – so that Joe's music flows out with a warm style that embraces our ears, then takes us on a journey to the heavens! This isn't the usual keyboard jazz, with references heavy on the past – as Armon-Jones is as forward-thinking as his best contemporaries on the London scene. The set features great guest vocals from Georgia Anne Muldrow on the tune "Yellow Dandelion" – and other guest appearances by Nubya Garcia, Jehst, and Obongjayar – on titles that include "Try Walk With Me", "Gnawa Sweet", "Icy Roads", "To Know Where You're Coming From", "The Leo & The Aquarius", and "Self Love". CD
Also available Turn To Clear View (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ KokorokoKokoroko EP ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great London combo who effortlessly blend together jazz and Afro Funk roots – working here with horn solos that have plenty to please fans of the former, but a groove that definitely borrows bits from the later style too! The octet bubbles along on tight percussion, drums, and bass – and has a triple horn section at the top – with trumpet, alto, and trombone – each of which get plenty of space to shape the sound with their voices. There's also warm keyboards and riffing guitar in the mix – and although the album's got just a hint of vocals, the whole thing's more of an instrumental affair overall – with the titles "Ti-de", "Adwa", "Uman", and "Abusey Junction". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Toshio Matsuura GroupLove Play Dance ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Quite a compelling little record – a jazz album at heart, but one that also opens up into lots of different sonic territory – as you might expect from a collection of tunes that includes tracks by Roni Size, Flying Lotus, Kruder & Dorfmeister, and Bugge Wessletoft! The approach here might be somewhat in the territory of that last artistic reference – as the music is opened up and sometimes a bit diffuse – so that the core elements are melded together in the hands of director Toshio Matsuura, then pushed off in a whole new direction! Things start out very spacey – with keyboards, trumpet, and other elements drifting in moody space – but the album really picks up speed once it gets going, and comes across with some fantastic spiritual groovers – including "Brown Paper Bag", "High Noon", "Do The Astral Plane", "At Les", and "Change". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe Armon-JonesStarting Today ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Joe Armon Jones sings and plays lots of cool Wurlitzer electric piano on this gem of an album – but the whole thing is maybe even more of a tribute to the warmly collaborative spirit of the contemporary London scene, as it is to the talents of the man himself! There's a nicely fluid sense of stardom here – as differing artists get their time to shine in the spotlight while others recede a bit from track to track – but not in the kind of "leader with guests" version of older soundsystem albums – and instead maybe more as a cosmic vision for the future. Other singers include Asheber, Big Sharer, Ego Ella May, and Oscar Jerome – and musicians include Dylan Jones on trumpet, Moses Boyd on drums, and Nubya Garcia and James Mollison on tenor. Titles include "Starting Today", "Almost Went Too Far", "London's Face", "Ragify", "Outro", and "Mollison Dub". CD
Also available Starting Today ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Joe Armon-JonesStarting Today (dub)/Mollison (dub voc version) (180 gram pressing) ... 12-inch
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of dubby remakes of songs by Joe Armon-Jones – both pulled from the keyboardists' album on Brownswood! "Starting Today" takes off with lots of fierce, fast percussion – much more so than usual for any sort of dub track – although the production still has plenty of echo in the mix, which creates all these abstract currents and edges from the solo keyboard and saxophone moments! Joe's voice comes in towards the end, giving the whole thing a spiritual current – and the vocals really shine on the flipside, which features guest work from Asheber! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Zara McFarlaneArise ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Zara McFarlane is looking a lot more righteous on the cover of this one – and the sound is a lot more righteous too, as you might guess from the title! Zara's vocals have always been a tremendous instrument of power, but this time around she's directing them towards a great sense of social change – and working with spiritual jazz backings that almost give the record the sound of the older classics by Fertile Ground! Most numbers feature a small group blend of percussion and jazzy instrumentation – and the record has some good help from the duo of Binker Golding and Moses Boyd, who've turned out some great material of their own in recent years – and fit warmly inside the spirit of Zara's music. The whole thing takes us back not only to some of our favorite message-oriented soul of the 70s, but also to that wave of British underground soul at the start of the 90s, too – music helped along by Gilles Peterson long before he started the Brownswood label, in a legacy of which Zara McFarlane is the latest, greatest part. Titles include "Pride", "Peace Begins Within", "Stoke The Fire", "Freedom Chain", "Allies Or Enemies", "In Between Worlds", "Fisherman", and "Fussin & Fightin". CD
Also available Arise ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ SwindleNo More Normal ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
British producer Swindle is at the top of his game here – effortlessly moving between contemporary genres that put the London scene in its very best light – as bits of funk, hip hop, dubstep, jazz, and other modes come together with an amazingly fresh sound! Most tracks have vocals, but we're equally taken by the instrumental construction of the tunes – as beats are sweetened by strings – electric elements bristle next to acoustic ones – and the whole thing crackles along with a crisp, urgent vibe that demands to be heard! Vocals are by Rider Shafique, Eva Lazarus, Kiko Bun, Ghetts, Knucks, Kojey Radical, D Double E, and others – and titles include "What We Do", "Get Paid", "Drill Work", "Coming Home", "Talk A Lot", "California", "Grateful", "Take It Back", and "Run Up". CD
 
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Nicola Conte & Spiritual GalaxyLet Your Light Shine On ... CD
MPS (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99 34.99
Nicola Conte is completely at the top of his game here – showing us yet another level of his mighty jazz-based talents – some deeper spiritual currents than ever before, mixed with a good dose of global influences too! The record has Conte working with a hip Spiritual Galaxy ensemble, filled with key talents from labels that include Schema, Brownswood, and modern Blue Note – artists that are helping redefine the deepest currents of contemporary music, and who seem to soar even farther under the leadership of Nicola! There's vocals on most tracks – from singers who include Bridgette Amofah, Zara McFarlane, Carolina Bubbico, and Zoe Modica – but the album's equally heavy on the instrumental tip – as it includes performances from Logan Richardson on alto, Magnus Lindgren on tenor and flute, Theo Croker on trumpet, Pietro Lussu on keyboards, and Gianluca Petrella on trombone and moog. Most titles are originals, written in close collaboration with members of the group – and titles include "Uhuru Na Umoja", "Cosmic Peace", "Mystic Revelation Of The Gods", "Space Dimensions", "Tribes From The Unknown", "Afro Black", and "Essence Of The Sun". CD
 
 
 



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