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Crustation/Mood II SwingFlame (Mood II Swing Vocal Mix, Borderline Insanity Dub Mix) ... 12-inch
Melodies International, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Mood II Swing takes on This great groover from Crustation – serving up an especially nice mix on the vocal version – which has this nicely creepy vocal passage seeping out between more ubeat, uplifting house-oriented grooves! There's a great kick in the rhythm, and these really great keyboard blasts – and the energy still returns on the flipside, even though the bass is up a bit more for the dubby mix! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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HannaI Needed/Intercession On Behalf ... 12-inch
Melodies International, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99 12.98
A sweet little groover from Hanna – a singer with a name that's short and sweet, which kind of matches her vocal approach too! "I Needed" is a tune with a wickedly compelling groove – sweet keyboard flows over fast bassy beats – and Hanna's lyrics pepper the tune more with this spare sense of urging and want, which really helps infect the rhythm a lot more than complicated lyrics! "Intercession" has a groove that's a bit more broken, but which also follows with Hanna in a similar mode – kind of flavoring the rhythms in a really cool way – very present, but never too overdone either! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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SynchrojackDaylight/900th Lifetime ... 12-inch
Melodies International, Mid 90s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $4.99 12.98
Two mid 90s grooves from this underground British duo – one who were maybe more inspired by the early sounds of Detroit techno than Chicago house – but who also work here with a wonderful way of fusing the best of both! "Daylight" has a warm glow and lean groove – almost a Mr Fingers track, but a bit more direct – and "900th Lifetime" has harder beats, and this very cool moody keyboard part that's completely wonderful – holding the groove while the bassline gets all wikky and wacky! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Comes with a bonus zine – like other Melodies International releases!)

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La'Verne WashingtonPromise/I Found What I've Been Searching For ... 7-inch
Melodies International, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Two great tracks from La'Verne Washington – a west coast 80s soul singer we've never heard of, but who really shines here! "Promise" has a great bassline – courtesy of the legendary Carol Kaye – and the tune bumps along with keyboards that are balanced by the richer, deeper suol vocals of Washington – who works here with a really great range! "I Found" on the flipside is a mellower number, but great too – and La'Verne has this flow that's matched by supporting female vocals – almost a mix of secular link and spiritual energy! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Yaron GershovskyDisco Baby (orig, Floating Points & Red Greg edit) ... 7-inch
Melodies International (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A sweet disco baby from Yaron Gershovsky – but a track that's also got plenty of funk in the mix too – from the tight horns on the top, all the way down to the bassline that keeps the whole thing moving throughout! The track's got these tight changes that are almost jazzy in inflection – and horns burst out next to cascading keyboard bits – with a sharpness that only gets stronger on the flipside edit! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ Joanne BrackeenPrism (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Choice/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Joanne Brackeen's at the top of her game here – working in a unique set of duets with bassist Eddie Gomez – at a level that matches the fire and fury of any of her work with a larger group! Brackeen's got this tremendous command of the keyboard right from the start – a wide sweep that has the notes cascading wonderfully – in rich melodies with a very deep sound, but still lots of sharp edges, and this sense of freedom that makes you think she's always just about to go outside – before pulling it back a bit. Gomez is sublime, as always – and his bass work adapts perfectly to each individual moment – stating itself strongly, but never in a way that's gimmicky at all – and always balanced between a sense of melody and timekeeping too. Titles include "Lost Or Found", "International Festival", "Evanescent", "If You Dare", and "Prism". CD features three bonus tracks – alternate takes of "International Festival" and "Habitat". CD
 
 
 



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