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Brazilian Rhyme (reissue)
Cat: ABEWAF 001. Rel: 15 Nov 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Brazilian Rhyme (Danny Krivit re-edit) (3:00)
Runnin' (Danny Krivit re-edit) (8:18)
Review: Danny Krivit's officially sanctioned re-edits of Earth Wind & Fire's "Brazilian Rhyme" and "Runnin" have been sought-after since they first appeared on a Japan-only 12" back in 2004. In fact, such is demand that even later bootleg pressings now go for silly money online. As this reissue proves, though, they're arguably amongst Krivit's strongest scalpel works. Certainly, his three-minute revision of the always too short "Brazilian Rhyme" teases it out to just the right length, in the process delivering a sweltering, sing-along summer anthem. The flipside revision of the equally as summery "Runnin" is every bit as good, with Krivit making merry with the original's life-affirming scat vocals and killer piano solos.
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Tags: Jazz Funk
 in stock $15.82
We Out Here
VARIOUS
We Out Here (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: BWOOD 0175LP. Rel: 09 Feb 18
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
Maisha - "Inside The Acorn" (5:51)
Ezra Collective - "Pure Shade" (6:31)
Moses Boyd - "The Balance" (5:33)
Theon Cross - "Brockley" (3:36)
Nubya Garcia - "Once" (5:25)
Shabaka Hutchings - "Black Skin, Black Masks" (6:59)
Triforce - "Walls" (5:07)
Joe Armon-Jones - "Go See" (7:38)
Kokoroko - "Abusey Junction" (7:03)
Review: We Out Here, Brownswood Recordings' latest compilation, was born out of a desire by label boss Gilles Peterson to capture the essence of London's contemporary jazz scene. To ensure a sense of there "here and now", Peterson invited some of the city's brightest young bands and musicians into the studio in August 2017, recording the results over three action-packed days. The resulting never-heard-before tracks are, for the most part, joyous and thrilling, and range from trad jazz, jazz-funk and Latin jazz to acoustic-electronic fusions and groovy, guitar-laden downtempo explorations. It feels like a glimpse of a scene on the rise, and we wouldn't be surprised if many of those involved become modern British jazz greats in the years to come.
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Tags: Afro Jazz | Jazz Funk
 in stock $16.63
Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai (gatefold LP)
Cat: MRBLP 133. Rel: 29 Jun 16
 
International
Caboclo (2:42)
Pelas Sombras (2:11)
Sylvia (2:58)
Presente Grego (2:29)
Dedicada A Ela (3:30)
Seriado (1:43)
Na Boca Do Sol (2:53)
Velho Parente (2:18)
O Mapa (2:39)
Karina (5:19)
Review: This official reissue of Arthur Verocai's classic self-titled album from 1972 sounds very much like the epitome of a labour of love for Mr Bongo. The press release states the Brighton-based jazz funk archivalists have had this album on top of their reissue hitlist and with the permission of Sir Arthur himself have come through with this official vinyl reissue in newly remastered form from the original Continental master tapes. Do we need to set the scene for this masterclass in long players from Verocai? The ten tracks bristle with sonic fusion, transcending genre to become something more than Brazilian jazz funk across its sublime 29 minutes. Alongside contributing musicians, Verocai invites the listener on a journey through Bossa nova, samba, jazz, MPB, psychedelics and funk. Tip!
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 in stock $22.15
New York Addis London: The Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975
Cat: STRUT 051LP. Rel: 03 Nov 09
 
Jazz
Yekermo Sew
I Faram Gami I Faram
Shagu
Emnete
Mulatu
Yegelle Tezeta
Asiyo Bellema
Ebo Lala (with Seifu Yohannes)
Fikratchin (with Menelik Wossenatchew)
Yefikir Tizita
Dewel
Yekatit
Girl From Addis Ababa
Mascaram Setaba
Ene Alantchie Alnorem
Netsanet
Kasalefut Hulu
Wubit (with Muluken Melesse)
Lanchi Biye (with Tiahoun Gessesse)
Tezeta
 in stock $27.43
AEIOU
AEIOU (12")
Cat: FVR 149 RP. Rel: 23 Sep 19
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
AEIOU (6:36)
AEIOU (dub version) (6:47)
Review: Thanks to their superb collaborative album "Atemporal", many are now fully aware of the joint musical explorations of French band Cotonete and Brazilian singer Di Melo. That wasn't the case in early summer 2018 when their first single, "A.E.I.O.U", landed in stores. The record became a sleeper hit, was later remixed by Dimitri From Paris and is now given the re-press treatment. The original version (side A) is an inspired fusion of warm, breezy Brazilian disco and jaunty jazz-funk with one of the strongest, catchiest choruses we've heard in years. It's utterly ace all told, as is the more spacey and synth-laden B-side "Dub" mix. If you don't already own a copy, do yourself a favour and grab one of these.
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 in stock $16.88
Yeh Yeh!
Cat: BGPS 050. Rel: 29 Mar 16
 
International
Yeh-Yeh! (2:01)
Get The Money (2:12)
Review: Cuban bandleader, composer and rumba magician Ramon Santamaria had a huge influence throughout his 40 year career, notably writing Coltrane's famous "Afro Blue". Here are two of many stand-out cuts from his 1963 album Watermelon Man! While most the album's focus was on his Herbie Hancock cover, it's tracks like these that really gave the album its spirit and unique character; "Yeh Yeh!" is a samba shaking horn-led cut laced with crackling percussion and party cries while "Get The Money" leans back with rhythm and blues sass and a rhythm that's as powerful as Ramon's legacy. Moneymaker shaking guaranteed.
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Tags: Samba | Jazz Funk | Cuban | Cuban Jazz
 in stock $10.30
Napoli Segreta Vol 2
VARIOUS
Cat: NG 03. Rel: 30 Mar 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Antonio Sorrentino - "Luna Lu" (4:34)
Tonica & Dominante - "Babilonia" (3:19)
Gibo & Pummarola Band - "Sexy Pummarola" (3:32)
Ara Macao - "Reflection" (4:34)
Tony Verde - "Calypso" (3:17)
Maria Kelly - "Dimme" (4:41)
Bernardino - "Sciummo" (unreleased mix) (4:01)
Armando Cusopoli - "Non C'e Sole" (3:43)
Tony Iglio - "Luci Di New York" (3:29)
Review: Two years ago New Guinea joined forces with Early Sounds Recordings to offer up a killer compilation of rare 1970s and early 80s disco, jazz-funk and electrofunk recordings from Napoli, the Italian city they call home. Such was the success of the set that they've decided to offer up this equally impressive sequel. Amongst the mostly ultra-obscure, little-known cuts you'll find a wealth of highlights, from the high-octane disco stomp of Tonica & Dominante's "Babilonia", the spacey boogie business that is Ara Macao's super-sweet "Reflection", the languid AOR-funk of Maria Kelly's "Dimme" and the low-slung jazz-funk brilliance of Tony Iglio's "Luci Di New York".
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 in stock $24.01
Say You'll Be Mine
Say You'll Be Mine (7" + insert)
Cat: MRB 7211. Rel: 14 Jul 23
 
Soul
Say You'll Be Mine (5:21)
Your Love Makes Me Crazy (6:27)
Review: A vault of formerly unreleased Don Blackman material recently surfaced via the Chicago DJ/producer/digger Marc Davis, who in recent years struck up a relationship with the children of the mysterious New York pianist and songwriter. Now this wealth of jams finally gets released: 40 years' worth of unheard Blackman - cassettes, CDs, discs, reel-to-reels, paperwork, even VHS tapes - inevitably once more reignites the obsessive fan interest in his music, which sprang from its already-mystical cult status in the rare funk and soul-digging world.
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 in stock $14.77
Butterfly (reissue)
Butterfly (reissue) (heavyweight vinyl LP + insert with obi-strip)
Cat: BEWITH 028LP. Rel: 22 May 18
 
Jazz
I Thought It Was You (7:10)
Tell Me A Bedtime Story (5:10)
Head In The Clouds (3:39)
Maiden Voyage (7:22)
Harvest Time (4:48)
Sunlight (6:16)
Butterfly (6:15)
As (6:11)
 in stock $26.91
Beach Diggin Volume 5
MAMBO / GUTS / VARIOUS
Beach Diggin Volume 5 (gatefold 2xLP + MP3 download code)
Cat: HS 168VL. Rel: 04 Aug 17
 
International
Yasuko Agawa - "LA Nights" (5:19)
Stephen Colebrooke - "Stay Away From Music" (4:28)
Andre Marie Tala - "Sweet Dole" (4:32)
Tyna Onwudiwe - "Lite Low" (4:04)
Rebles - "Sweetest Taboo" (Soca version) (3:26)
Ricardo Marrero & The Group - "And We'll Make Love" (2:31)
Koko Ateba - "Si T'es Mal Dans Ta Peau" (4:03)
Sookie - "Tonight" (feat Jeannine Otis) (4:58)
Raphael Toine - "Femmes Pays Douces" (5:40)
Eboni Band - "Desire" (5:09)
Robert J Riggins - "I Need You Now" (4:06)
Salero - "Teardrops & Wine" (3:07)
Momo Joseph - "War For Ground" (4:13)
Claude Genteuil - "Dreams Of Love" (3:00)
Gatot Soedarto - "Sayangilah Daku Kasih" (1:46)
Synchro Rhythmic Eclectic Language - "Pasto" (5:51)
Review: Since the Beach Diggin' compilation series launched a few years back, a number of its obscure, Balearic-minded selections have been given full length reissues of their own. We can probably expect a number of the tracks from this brilliant fifth volume to get the same treatment. As usual, the wide-ranging track list is thick with highlights, from the synth-heavy, French language reggae of Raphael Toine's 1986 bubbler "Femmes Pays Douces" (taken from the artist's frustratingly hard to find Ce Ta Ou album) and vibraphone-laden jazz-funk smoothness of Yasuko Agwa's sought-after "L.A Night", to the barely-known brilliance of Andre Maria Tole's Cameroonian gem "Sweet Dole". In other words, it's another essential selection.
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Fritz The Cat
Cat: MXMRK 2063. Rel: 23 Oct 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Fritz The Cat (Mr K edit) (4:44)
You Believed In Me (Mr K instrumental edit) (4:52)
Review: Mr. K's series of edits continues. Any self-respecting music head is well familiar with the Most Excellent Unlimited series from Mr K aka Danny Krivit by now, and the latest entry into it is another doozy on 45rpm. The A-side features an edit of the title tune from a 1972 Ralph Bakshi animation originally played by a top crew of San Francisco area musicians. It is a steamy funk workout in a Latin jazz style with plenty of reverb and DJ friendly grooves. Flip it over and you'll find a gem from Philadelphia's Executive Suite which In Mr. K's hands is lit up with addictive strings and driving rhythms that never let up.
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 in stock $11.88
Life On Mars
Cat: ZS 93724. Rel: 01 Jan 90
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Life On Mars
The Sweetest Pain
 in stock $14.25
Aguia Nao Come Mosca (30th Anniversary Edition)
Cat: MRBLP 209. Rel: 20 May 19
 
International
Voo Sobre O Horizonte (3:41)
Aguia Nao Come Mosca (3:30)
Despertar (4:57)
Tarde (5:26)
Circo Marimbondo (2:28)
Tamborim, Cuica, Ganza, Berimbau (5:02)
A Presa (3:44)
A Caca (3:03)
Falcon Love Call (Armazen No 2) (3:53)
Aguia Negra X Dragao Negro (2:29)
 in stock $22.15
Ola De Novo (The Remixes) (feat Kiko Navarro/Kaidi Tatham/Blair French/Ezel/Cee El Assaad/Chris Coco/John Beltran & John Arnold mixes)
AZTEC 2022 (Kiko Navarro Jazz Suite) (9:31)
Bliss Mode (Kaidi Tatham remix) (4:53)
Pour Le Moment (Blair French Revision) (4:39)
Rythm Of The Sun (Ezel remix) (7:11)
Get Away (Cee ElAssaad remix) (7:25)
Linda Sau Paulo (Chris Coco dub) (4:12)
Rhythm Of Sao Paolo (Beltran & Arnold Brazilian Blend) (5:27)
Review: Having thrown somewhat of a creative curveball with the launch of Latin and soul-centered project Sol Set, John Beltran hands over the Detroit collective's debut album Ola De Novo to a list of impressive global talent for the remix treatment. Kiko Navarro, Kaidi Tatham, Blair Frech, Ezel, Cee ElAssaad, Chris Coco and John Beltram with John Arnold all line up to do their duty, incorporating the sun kissed, percussion-heavy and exotically instrumented vibes into their more house and techno productions. Highlights include Cee ElAssaad's remix of 'Get Away', its gloriously optimistic vocal retained and re-purposed over light and nimble beats, and Chris Coco's dubby slow motion samba take on 'Linda Sau Paulo', but like the label says, it's All Good
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 in stock $19.53
Water Get No Enemy
Cat: BBSR 020. Rel: 20 Feb 24
 
Funk
Water Get No Enemy (feat Eduardo Brecho) (4:07)
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (feat Juno) (3:16)
Review: Brazillian Yoruba artist Eduardo Brecho has been snapped up for this new series and limited run of 7"s on Barbershop Records. It features a pair of classic remakes starting with the cult Fela Kuti tune 'Water Get No Enemy.' His version is an uptempo take in which he sings purely in Yoruba and it is beautiful to hear. London poet Juno then joins in on the flip as the pair remake Gil Scott Heron's 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised'. It is a well-worn classic by now but takes on new charms in this sublime version.
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 in stock $14.51
Lovely (Edits)
Cat: GSC45 40. Rel: 11 Dec 23
 
Jazz
Lovely (Edits) (4:35)
13 (Edits) (5:09)
Review: Galaxy Sound Co. hits 40 releases deep with yet another buy-on-sight 7". This latest entry into the Sample Series kicks off with an edit of 'Lovely Is Today' by Eddie Harris from his 1968 album Plug Me In. It's steeped in delightfully conversational saxophone with rousing chords dancing beneath in a swinging 60s fashion. A real classy gem. On the flip, 'September 13' by Deodato gets reworked and is from his self-titled jazz-funk album. This one is more funky and it's led by some big, proud horn stabs and silky drum rumbles enriched with great synths. Another vital 45 from this fine label.
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Gespielt von: Superbreak
Tags: Jazz Funk
 in stock $11.88
Demos (1973-75) Volume 1
Demos (1973-75) Volume 1 (heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: FARO 210LP1. Rel: 28 May 19
 
Jazz
Prefacio (4:17)
Castelo (version 1) (3:40)
Melo Da Cuica (3:51)
Xingo (version 1) (4:54)
Laranjeiras (7:30)
Equipe 68 (5:36)
Unknown Jam (1:55)
Unknown Song For Mario Telles (3:49)
Review: Before they found fame with their 1975 debut album, Azymuth divided their time between working as backing musicians (attending recording sessions with some of Brazil's top talent) and recording experimental home demos. Recently rediscovered, these demos are finally being given a release thanks to the efforts of Far Out chief Joe Davis. There's much to admire on this first batch (a second volume is also available) of previously unheard early recordings, from the high-octane Brazilian funk insanity of "Prefacio" and Jimmy Smith-esque "Melo De Cuica", to the spacey samba/jazz-funk fusion of "Xingo (Version One)" and the relaxed, slow-burn brilliance of seven minute B-side opener "Laranjeiras".
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Tags: Brazilian | Jazz Funk
 in stock $27.43
Tema Do Brisa
Cat: CLUB 01. Rel: 20 Nov 19
 
Funk
Zeca Do Trombone - "Tema Do Brisa" (3:22)
Sambacanas - "Panga, Danga, Panga" (3:28)
 in stock $11.88
CUBA: Music & Revolution Culture Clash In Havana Experiments In Latin Music 1975-85 Vol 2
Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo - "Y Que Bien" (4:23)
Orquesta Los Van Van - "Por Que Lo Haces" (4:09)
Los Latinos - "Quemando" (2:46)
Farah Maria - "Amame Y No Pienses Mas" (4:15)
FA 5 - "Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon" (5:54)
Tambores De Enrique Bonne - "Como Arrullos De Palma" (2:49)
Ricardo Eddy Martinez - "Expresso Ritmico" (4:01)
Los Papines - "Solo De Tumba Y Bongo" (5:30)
Grupo Sintesis - "Aqui Estamos" (2:32)
Los Van Van - "Llegada" (2:03)
Grupo Raices Nuevas - "Baila Mi Guaguanco" (5:02)
Luis Carbonell - "La Rumba" (3:54)
Orquesta Riverside - "En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes" (3:02)
Juan Formel & Los Van Van - "Llegue, Llegue" (5:52)
Grupo Los Yoyi - "Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar" (3:05)
Los Papines - "Para Que Niegas?" (4:23)
Grupo De Experimentacion Sonora Del ICAIC - "Cuba Va!" (3:04)
Raul Gomez - "Luces En La Pista" (8:50)
Los Brito - "El 4-5-6" (2:48)
Leo Brouwer - "Tema De El Rancheador De La Naturaleza" (1:36)
Ricardo Eddy Martinez - "La 132" (4:18)
Los Reyes 73 - "Finalizo Un Amor" (3:37)
 in stock $29.29
Brazilian Dorian Dream (reissue)
Cat: FARO 219LP. Rel: 29 Oct 21
 
International
Brazilian Dorian Dream (5:37)
Facing East (4:43)
Jungle Cat (5:36)
That's What She Says (4:09)
Slaughter On Tenth Avenue (4:59)
Who Needs It (5:19)
Braziliana No 1 (9:04)
Review: By the time he recorded "Brazilian Dorian Dream" in 1976, Brazilian composer, musician, producer and bandleader Manfedo Fest had already worked on countless bossa-nova, samba and jazz albums, both in the United States and his native Brazil. Yet the album, which Far Out has now reissued, is like nothing else he recorded before or after - and not just because it was based on "the principle of the modal diatonic scales of the Dorian mode". Musically, it's deliciously vibrant and colourful, combining elements of his native Brazilian samba and bossa-nova with Azymuth style jazz-funk, American jazz-fusion, and futuristic, then cutting edge synthesizer sounds. Above all, though, the album strikes a near perfect balance between funkiness and the sweet sunniness that defines some of the greatest Brazilian music.
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Congress Productions
Congress Productions (limited 12")
Cat: BK 084. Rel: 27 Nov 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Congress - "Neptune" (5:46)
Gozalez - "Kevin's Funk" (2:46)
D'ailie - "Live It Up" (feat Janice Hoyte) (5:22)
D'ailie - "Live It Up" (instrumental) (4:13)
Review: This latest is a reissue of a Congress Productions EP featuring their seminal 'Neptune'. The much-sampled early 80s jazz-funk classic comes in original form next to two unreleased cuts. The first is a rare boogie cut 'Live It Up' that has been extended for more dancefloor heft having first been dropped under the D'aile' alias as a B-side. Then comes 'Kevin's Funk' which is named in reference to Incognito trumpet player Kevin Robinson, who played as part of a Congress-associated line-up for this session.
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The Sultan's Swing Sessions
Cat: CCP 04. Rel: 06 Jul 22
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
The New Beginning (6:35)
Forever Now (6:06)
Hitchfunkers Slide To The Galaxy (4:53)
Libera Tu Mente (4:02)
Lotta Arlotto (4:43)
Review: Those who keep a keen eye on the contemporary British nu-jazz scene should already have encountered producer Tom Funk's The Sultan's Swing project. He's already released a trio of fine albums under the alias, each of which combines authentic jazz, jazz-funk and acid jazz instrumentation (provided courtesy of a rotating cast of guest musicians) with nods to trip-hop, downtempo, dub, Balearica and Latin beats. The Sultan's Swing Sessions, Funk's contribution to the Colin Curtis Presents series, takes a similar approach, with predictably excellent results. Our picks of a very strong bunch are the gently spaced-out dancefloor Latin jazz of 'Lotta Arlotto', the summery jazz-fusion of 'Hitchfunkers Slide To The Galaxy' and impeccable opener 'The New Beginning'.
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Tags: Latin | Jazz Funk | Latin Jazz
 in stock $20.31
Demos (1973-75) Volume 2
Demos (1973-75) Volume 2 (heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: FARO 210LP2. Rel: 29 May 19
 
Jazz
Duro De Roer (4:07)
Manha (7:05)
Tempos Do Parana (7:37)
Bateria Do Mamao (1:05)
Quem Tem Medo (2:32)
Xingo (version 2) (4:28)
Juntos Mais Uma Vez (4:53)
Castelo (version 2) (6:08)
Review: Far Out takes a second deep dive into the previously unheard early demos of Brazilian jazz-funk greats Azymuth, offering up more unpolished gems recorded during the years as one of Brazil's most sought-after session bands. Interestingly, much of the material is closer in tone and style to their subsequent releases, though some of the rhythms, solos and basslines are arguably a little wilder and more experimental. Highlights include the fizzing opener "Duro De Roer", the sweaty and percussive brilliance of "Bateria Do Mamao", the Blaxploitation influenced spy-chase madness of "Quem Tem Medo" and the surprisingly smooth "Manha", the demo that eventually earned Azymuth a recording contract.
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Who Needs It
Cat: P 74524. Rel: 05 Aug 21
 
Jazz
Who Needs It (4:30)
Jungle Kitten (3:35)
Review: Manfredo Fest who is a blind genius pianist, and pop bossa evangelist alongside Sergio Mendes. Gilles Peterson/ Patrick Forge Brazilian Fusion Classic "Who Needs It" and "Jungle Kitten" from "Manifestations" in 1979 is released 7inch for the first time!
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 in stock $14.77
Big 5 Boogie
Cat: VOOM 001. Rel: 30 Mar 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
I'm So Strong Now (4:10)
I'm So Strong Now (Fred Spider & Made In Africa remix) (3:48)
Hook It Up (Simbad & Fred Spider Dico Jazz edit) (4:34)
Hook It Up (DJ Turmix New York Boogie rework) (7:07)
Review: Reissued from a 1981 album known as 'I Feel It Rising', Doctor Rhythm's most infectious single ever, 'I'm So Strong Now', hears a reissue on Voom Voom South. "What does it matter to you, if you hurt my pride?" sings the 80s South African supergroup's lead singer, as a lumbering slow string-centric soul bit unveils itself for the humble listener. Following that up are three remixes, one of the A track and two of the group's hustling disco number 'Hook It Up'. A varied, though unmatchably energetic disco release for the heads out there.
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 in stock $15.56
Voo Sobre O Horizonte
Cat: JS7S 368. Rel: 04 May 23
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
Voo Sobre O Horizonte (4:51)
Why (4:26)
Review: In cahoots with legendary Japanese record store Jet Set, Freestyle Records has decided to offer-up a 45 featuring two tidy cuts from Lance Ferguson's Rare Groove Spectrum 2 album, a second set of inspired cover versions from the multi-instrumentalist, bandleader and producer. On side A the Melbourne-based musician gives his take on Azymuth classic 'Veo Sobre O Horizonte', re-imaging it as a starry, vintage synth-laden shuffle through sun-baked South American jazz-funk complete with woozy horns, Herbie Hancock keyes and eyes-closed female vocalizations. On the reverse Ferguson turns his hand to Carly Simon's 'Why', adding gorgeous horn solos and sunset-ready flourishes to a faithful re-recording of the reggae-influenced number's familiar groove.
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Love Was Never Your Goal
Cat: BLACKLP 010. Rel: 20 Oct 22
 
Deep House
Take Me Away (4:00)
Start Again (2:03)
En Route (2:53)
Catch The Sun (3:50)
Proxima Centauri (3:49)
Warp 7 (4:02)
Ubliation Light Years Away (2:47)
Don't Stall (3:35)
UNIA (3:54)
Review: Dego's latest album is a focused, strip down affair that benefits greatly from extensive lead vocals courtesy of his latest collaborator, rising star Samii. As you'd expect, a few other 2000 Black regulars (Matt Lord, Mr Mensah and Kaidi Tatham) also lend a hand here and there, adding extra layers of warming, jazz-funk influenced musicality to a set rooted in broken beat, modern soul and the jazzier end of the dancefloor spectrum. Highlights come thick and fast, with our picks of an inspired bunch including acid-flecked, deep broken soul number 'En Route', the classic Kaidi and Dego style jazz-funk business 'Proxima Centauri', the sun-soaked brilliance of 'Warp 7' and the neo-boogie excellence of 'Don't Stall'.
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Disco Mystic: Select Remixes Volume 1
Cat: NAYA 005. Rel: 06 Oct 23
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
I Am Song (Sing Me) (Yuksek remix) (4:24)
Space Talk (Maurice Fulton remix) (7:02)
Lies (Kraak & Smaak remix) (4:01)
One Night Affair (Turbotito & Ragz remix) (6:35)
Right Down Here (Psychemagik remix) (6:14)
I'm Gonna Dance (Jitwam remix) (4:39)
Review: Naya Beat, which translates from Hindi as 'new beat', continues on its mission to unearth foundational sounds from the subcontinent and South Asian diaspora through reissues, remixes and compilations. On this new long player the label has tracked down the original stems and recordings of Puthli's most seminal albums, including 'The Devil is Loose', and has worked with her to select a series of producers to add their own spin to the vocal source material. As such we get plenty of sublime deep disco sounds with a real cosmic twist from the likes of Maurice Fulton, Psychemagik, Turbotito & Ragz and many more.
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Too Slow To Disco 4
VARIOUS
Too Slow To Disco 4 (limited gatefold translucent purple vinyl 2xLP + MP3 download code)
Cat: HDYARE 08LPLTD. Rel: 09 Sep 22
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
The Dukes - "Mystery Girl" (4:40)
Prime Time Band - "Fall In Love In Outer Space" (2:55)
Kenny Nolan - "You're So Beautiful Tonight" (4:50)
Peter Skellern - "Now That I Need You" (4:09)
Marc Jordan - "Generalities" (4:21)
Severin Browne - "Stay" (2:27)
The Faragher Brothers - "Stay The Night" (3:46)
Alan Price - "Groovy Times" (5:54)
James Felix - "Open Up" (4:19)
Hirth Martinez - "Altogether Alone" (3:55)
Max Leake - "Tell Me The Reasons Why" (4:41)
Stephen Encinas - "Music In Me" (3:54)
Eric Andersen - "Can't Get You Out Of My Life" (2:55)
Jimmie Spheeris - "Beautiful News" (2:43)
Jeanine Otis & Heikki Sarmanto - "Magic Song" (4:32)
Pleasure - "Nothin' To It" (4:06)
Review: Since launching eight years ago, Too Slow To Disco has now become the go-to compilation series for all those interested in AOR disco, glossy West Coast blue-eyed soul, yacht rock and slow-motion disco. This belated fourth instalment - volume three landed in stores five years ago - is every bit as alluring as its predecessors, with an even more obscurity-heavy track listing. Highlights are naturally plentiful, with our picks including the eyes-closed wonder of James Felix's deliciously loved-up 'Open Up', the low-slung shuffle of 'Music In Me' by Stephen Enchilidas, the synth-splashed Balearic rock haziness of Jimmie Spheeris's 'Beautiful News', and the quietly funky brilliance of Severin Browne's 'Stay'
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Mulatu Of Ethiopia (reissue)
Cat: STRUT 129LP. Rel: 19 May 17
 
International
Mulatu (5:02)
Mascaram Setaba (2:50)
Dewel (4:14)
Kulunmanqueleshi (2:14)
Kasalefkut hulu (2:29)
Munaye (3:35)
Chifara (7:03)
 in stock $21.90
Sol (reissue)
Sol (reissue) (limited 180 gram vinyl LP with obi-strip)
Cat: MAR 18. Rel: 30 Oct 20
 
Funk
Maranatha (5:54)
Patrice (5:42)
El Que Se Fue (7:40)
Squeeze (3:59)
Someday (4:31)
You Don't Understand (3:20)
Bird Of Beauty (4:22)
Review: James Gallardo & Sol released their collaborative debut album in 1975 in a burst of bright colour and next-level musicianship. There's a fiery, rockist spirit running through the over driven guitar cartwheeling through "Maranatha", but there's equal space for measured grooves and Gallardo's expressive horn playing. Mellower moments like "Patrice" let in a more soulful side of the project, while "El Que Se Fue" nods to the Latin roots of Sol. Expansive, bold and inventive, this is a treasure for jazz funk heads, marking the first official repress since the first copies slipped out many moons ago.
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Tags: Latin | Jazz Funk | Latin Funk
 in stock $27.96
Dap Walk/El Barrio
Dap Walk/El Barrio (limited 7")
Cat: OGR 837. Rel: 16 Feb 23
 
Funk
Luchito - "Dap Walk" (3:56)
Nestor Alvarez - "El Barrio" (4:06)
Review: Original Gravity, Luchito Rodriguez and Nestor Alvarez return with yet two more Latin groove versions of funk and soul classics, emulating two sounds not yet brought together enough. 'Dap Walk' is a shot-by-shot cover of the song of the same name by Ernie And The Top Notes - a slick and slippery interpretation that translates the original AAVE of the song's intro into Spanish. 'El Barrio', meanwhile, opts for 70s crime thriller vibes, instrumentally verging on expressionism via djembe, brass sections and vibraslaps.
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 in stock $11.88
Their Ultimate Collection
Their Ultimate Collection (180 gram yellow vinyl LP)
Cat: SONI 9951261. Rel: 06 Dec 21
 
Funk
Boogie Wonderland (with The Emotions) (4:47)
Fantasy (4:38)
Let's Groove (4:05)
Shining Star (2:54)
Deniece Williams - "Free" (3:45)
Jupiter (3:07)
System Of Survival (4:08)
September (3:34)
Fall In Love With Me (3:51)
After The Love Has Gone (3:53)
Sing A Song (3:18)
The Emotions - "Best Of My Love" (3:38)
Star (4:21)
Sunday Morning (4:33)
Review: The music of Earth Wind and Fire is pretty inescapable, but you won't find us complaining. The American soul, disco and funk collective have crafted some of the greatest dance floor tunes of all time, and they still bang decades later. This Ultimate Collection gathers together the best of them on nice heavyweight yellow vinyl. From the epic 'Boogie Wonderland' to the more sentimental 'Fantasy' via super funky gem 'September' there is plenty to love here. First released in July 1999 on Columbia Records, it claimed high in the album charts and remains an invaluable collection.
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45s Collection
45s Collection (double 7")
Cat: DYNAM 7068/7069. Rel: 05 Feb 20
 
Funk
Platano Split (4:49)
Culzean (3:16)
Castle Battle (2:51)
Hang Out (2:23)
 in stock $24.54
Esperanto
Esperanto (gatefold LP)
Cat: FVR 172LP. Rel: 26 Aug 21
 
Funk
Cosa Suave (5:04)
Hermoso Dia (4:26)
Alegria (7:07)
Vereda Tropical (2:56)
Caucaguita (4:26)
Angela La Espanola (8:55)
Ticket To Ride (4:44)
Cancion Para Un Osito De Peluche (0:52)
Review: Esperanto is widely heralded as a Venezuelan jazz-Ffsion masterpiece. It was first released in 1980 and is a real collector's item that is hard to find an expensive. French label Favourite now presents a first ever reissue of the eponymous LP that was recorded in Caracas by a number of talented musicians. It has strong Latin and funk overtones. Squelchy synth sounds and is a must-have for anyone interested in this fine fusion sound. The band started off playing jam sessions that grew ever more refined to the point that they eventually lay down this enduring masterclass.
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Come With Me (reissue)
Cat: SB 7043RE. Rel: 19 Jul 23
 
Jazz
Come With Me (4:13)
Lost In Amazonia (4:19)
Review: This one is such an evergreen summer classic that it sells out whenever it reappears and gets reissued on a regular basis. Last time was last summer but now the rays are back in our lives we're glad it is available one more. Brazilian jazz vocalist Tania Maria is a true icon with a huge back catalogue of music behind her. Here, Soul Brother look back to her 1983 album Come With Me and lift a pair of pearlers for this vital 7". 'Come With Me' is a sundown slinker, with Maria's airy tone gliding over the sprightly piano chords while on the flip 'Lost In Amazonia' is a joyous, scat-powered slice of jazz funk with incredible slap bass flex. Essential summer grooves.
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Moving Ahead
Cat: SCLP 490. Rel: 29 Sep 20
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
Naihi (6:19)
Face The Music (5:00)
Cuiaba (4:38)
Que Dilema (5:20)
Marombo (album version) (5:11)
Vicky (4:18)
Naihi's Son (5:19)
Damay (4:37)
Desencantado (5:54)
Guava (4:16)
Foresta Esotica (5:52)
Kerewan (5:56)
Review: Those who've been followed the nu-jazz sound closely over the last two decades should already be familiar with the work of Italian trumpeter Gerardo Frisina; after all, this is the Schema regular's eight studio set since the dawn of the century. In our opinion, Moving Ahead is also one of the best, with Frisina expanding on his usual Latin-jazz inspired sound via tracks that variously incorporate elements of samba house, West and East African drum music, jazz house, dub and tropical-tinged jazz-funk. Yet for all the subtle eclecticism, there are constant threads that run throughout, specifically densely packed percussion and Frisina's haunting trumpet and sax solos.
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Jazz Carnival (Record Store Day RSD 2024)
Cat: JD 25X. Rel: 20 Apr 24
 
Funk
Jazz Carnival (Full Length Unedited mix) (10:42)
Jazz Carnival (Yambee rework) (9:23)
Review: Reserved for Record Store Day comes this exciting new doublet from brilliant Brazilian jazz-funkers Azymuth, in the form of both an extended mix of their enduring major hit single from 1979, 'Jazz Carnival', and a fresh remix by Yambee, the duo of Ashley Beedle and Yam Who?. The original track was a rare slice of instrumental funk music, dare say instrumental music at all, to climb the UK charts and remain in its upper echelons for a solid twenty weeks. Though its initial popularity was lengthy, it has since then gone underground, becoming a throwback favourite of the likes of Kerri Chandler, Mr. Scruff and Gilles Peterson, to name but a few icons to play it back out over the years.
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Trio Mocoto
Cat: MRBLP 189. Rel: 11 Feb 19
 
International
Nao Adianta (4:02)
O Meu Violao (3:29)
A Rosa (3:52)
Xuxu Melao (3:16)
Doca (4:00)
Toda Tarde (3:30)
Sossega Malandro (3:11)
Dile (6:45)
Onde Anda Voce (2:51)
Que Nega E Essa (5:17)
Review: First released back in 1977, Trio Mocoto's second eponymous album has long been a favorite with collectors of "MPB" - the most Brazilian of popular music styles. Thanks to the dusty-fingered diggers at Mr Bongo, the album is now available again on wax for the first time since 1980 (and, of course, for a fraction of the cost of an original copy). Like many of the greatest MPB albums of the period, the album's ten tracks brilliantly blend elements of samba, string-laden easy listening, soul, jazz-funk and fusion, with the band's strong group vocals and luscious instrumentation guaranteeing a warm, sun-kissed vibe throughout.
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Tags: MPB | Brazilian | Samba | Jazz Funk | Brazilian Funk
 in stock $22.15
Expansions
Expansions (limited transparent green vinyl LP)
Cat: BCR 095LPC2. Rel: 16 Jul 21
 
Funk
Tough Victory (3:11)
Space (2:32)
Raise It Up (2:37)
My Jamaican Dub (2:40)
I Need Somebody To Love Tonight (4:01)
Dirt Off Your Shoulder (2:53)
Getting Nasty (3:04)
Blow Your Cover (2:34)
Represent (3:23)
The Healer (2:50)
Les Fleur (3:20)
Squaring The Circles (3:29)
Review: The latest must-cop record from the good people at Big Crown is a real summer special. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band serve up some seriously soul-enriching grooves, with the impossibly warm and good time vibes that come from steel drums on each and every one. The beats are rooted in funk, with fat bass and expressive horn work bring each one to life. There are sojourns into dub, disco and jazz, and the whole thing bris with so much character and personality that it cannot but put a smile on your face.
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14
14 (12")
Cat: JWTWN 014. Rel: 30 Nov 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Track 1 (7:12)
Track 2 (5:49)
Track 3 (6:10)
Review: Just What The World Needs returns to their own self-titled label with a 14th outing of fiery disco heat. This is potent music that melds together jazz, funk and soul with a lashing of synth goodness. The opener is a real driver with emotive gospel vocals and mad jazz keys. Second is a slower jam with a more dreamy feel then the flip side comes on strong with jazz say leading the way beneath vaping chords and funky, smooth drums. Last of all is a supercharged leftfield bomb with explosive cosmic synths and the sort of energy that stands out in any set.
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Back To Rhythm
Cat: MRBLP 191. Rel: 11 Apr 19
 
International
I've Got To Use My Imagination (3:53)
Bongo Rock (2:43)
Do It Til You're Satisfied (3:56)
Hey Jude (4:04)
El Condor Pasa (4:11)
Pick Up The Pieces (4:45)
Love Is The Answer (3:36)
I Shot The Sheriff (4:16)
Let's Start (3:50)
Boogie On Raggae Woman (5:18)
Review: Originally released in 1975, "Back To Rhythm" is one of the crowning glories of Akira Ishikawa's glittering career. The Japanese drummer turned his hand to countless wonderful records over his career, but this one was surely one of the best. Mr Bongo seem to think so, and they're giving it a proper reissue treatment. There are funk breaks galore embedded in this joyously upbeat, irresistibly groovy sound, where the horns parp with clarity and the guitar licks cartwheel through airy mixes. Managing to be both fulsome and loud without coming over too heavy, Ishikawa's sprightly take on instrumental funk has never sounded better than on this release.
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Another Late Night (reissue)
GROOVE ARMADA / VARIOUS
Another Late Night (reissue) (180 gram vinyl 2xLP + insert + MP3 download code)
Cat: ALNLP 05. Rel: 26 Oct 23
 
Funky/Club House
Groove Armada - "Fly Me To The Moon" (Exclusive Cover version) (4:01)
BRS - "Lovin' Me" (Dubtribe mix) (8:04)
Good Together - "(We Can) Work It Out" (Underwater Trumpet mix) (8:15)
Tim Love Lee - "Java Jam" (5:52)
Open Door - "Breathe" (6:18)
Kleeer - "Tonight" (5:06)
Roy Ayers - "The Memory" (4:33)
Metro Area - "Miura" (6:44)
Kimbu Kimra - "Raise The Dead" (Love From San Francisco dub) (5:52)
Don Ray - "Standing In The Rain" (6:33)
Al Green - "Truth N' Time" (3:39)
Shuggie Otis - "Strawberry Letter 23" (3:57)
Mr Fingers - "Can You Feel It" (5:48)
Aretha Franklin - "Day Dreaming" (3:50)
Loose Ends - "Feel The Vibe" (4:16)
Sir Patrick Moore - "Peepshow" (part 1 - Exclusive Spoken Word) (5:03)
Review: Groove Armada proven so adept at putting totters intimate late nigh sound tracks that they have made not one, not two, but three different entires into this legendary and long running series. And each one has its own equally special vibe. This one finds the pairing digging into the new York disco of Metro Area, the funk of Roy Ayers, the classic house of Mr Fingers and the gorgeousness of Shuggie Otis. It's as good an after the afterparty mix as you could wish to hear so we're delighted it is being reissue.
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Late Night Tales
JAMIROQUAI / VARIOUS
Late Night Tales (180 gram vinyl 2xLP + art print + MP3 download code)
Cat: ALNLP 10. Rel: 21 Dec 23
 
Funk
The Pointer Sisters - "Happiness" (3:58)
Commodores - "Girl, I Think The World About You" (4:34)
Rufus & Chaka Khan - "Once You Get Started" (4:27)
Johnny Hammond - "Fantasy" (7:26)
Ramsey Lewis - "Whisper Zone" (3:01)
Leon Ware - "What's Your Name" (4:12)
Ashford & Simpson - "Stay Free" (5:24)
Kleeer - "Tonight's The Night" (7:12)
Dexter Wansel - "I'll Never Forget (My Favourite Disco)"
Sister Sledge - "Pretty Baby"
Jose Feliciano - "California Dreamin'"
Dexter Wansel - "Life On Mars"
Lalo Schifrin - "Theme From Enter The Dragon" (main Title) (2:17)
Marvin Gaye - "Here, My Dear" (2:49)
Patrice Rushen - "Music Of The Earth" (3:52)
Brian Blessed - "The White City" (part 3) (10:39)
Review: The Late Night Tales series is an absolute bastion of late-night parties back at yours after a heavy club session, or maybe even on a Sunday morning to welcome you to a day of being hungover. Everyone who is everyone had made their entry over the years and used the chance to show off a different side to their sound and that is just what cosmic disco funkster Jamiroquai did when he stopped up. Now his fine choices get pressed up to four sides of vinyl for this fine reissue.
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Soft Approach
Cat: SC 1250. Rel: 14 Mar 24
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Soft Approach (4:33)
Wet Summer (3:59)
Make Me Move (4:06)
North Star (3:18)
Bossa Banger (4:14)
Hidden Oasis (4:29)
Night Raid (3:52)
Desert Caravan (4:00)
Review: E. Live returns to Star Creature HQ with his third full-length release, 'Soft Approach,' and it's a jazz-funk-infused and boogie-powered blast-off. Following the success of 2020's Boogie For Life and Cloud Vibes from 2022, this new long player marks a triumphant evolution in his solo journey. With a nu-school disco flair and jazzier undertones, E. Live expertly balances accessibility and sophistication to make for a well-crafted trip overall. Drawing inspiration from musical luminaries like Roy Ayers and Patrice Rushen, these tunes promise to captivate fans of danceable rhythms and refined musicality alike. This release solidifies E. Live's reputation as a trailblazer in the contemporary Boogie scene and confirms he is destined for seismic waves in 2024.
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Tokyo Crossover Night 2023: Shuya Okino's Unreleased Tracks
Shuya OKINO / VARIOUS
Cat: ZLCP 429. Rel: 24 Jul 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Kyoto Jazz Massive - "The Mask" (Aartek Jets remix)
Kyoto Jazz Massive - "Get It Together" (Shuya Okino & Root Soul remix)
Kyoto Jazz Sextet - "Still In Love" (feat Navasha Daya)
Kyoto Jazz Quartet - "Transend Me"
Echoes Of A New Dawn Ochestra - "Substream"
Kyoto Jazz Massive - "This Feeling" (Young Pulse & ATN Mochi Men remix)
Root Soul - "Feeling Good" (feat Leon King - Shuya Okino Re edit)
Miomatic - "Step Into Our Life" (Shuya Okino re-edit)
Shuya Okino - "Shine" (feat Diviniti - Root Soul Boogie remix with Soki Kimura)
Shuya Okino - "The Light" (feat Ruth Koleva)
Review: Complementing the fresh single 'Shine', released at the very same time, 'Tokyo Crossover Night 2023' is a compilation album by various artists selected by Shuya Okino, esteemed Japanese disco and broken beat DJ/producer. Kyoto Jazz Sextet, DJ Kawasaki, J.A.M and Shuya Okino himself all crop up on this veritable razzmatazzer, amounting to yet another worthy contribution to the label Village Again Japan, and the Tokyo crossover scene they occupy at large.
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Brighter Tomorrow (reissue)
Brighter Tomorrow (reissue) (eco vinyl 10" limited to 100 copies)
Cat: 10 EXP 20151ECO. Rel: 07 Sep 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Tom Browne - "Brighter Tomorrow" (feat Carol Woods) (6:12)
Diplomats Of Soul - "Brighter Tomorrow" (feat Incognito & Imaani) (5:53)
Review: Expansion's offshoot label is back with a second release and for the occasion have put together a special eco vinyl 10" here that is strictly limited to just 100 copies and is fully deserving of that treatment: Tom Browne Feat. Carol Woods combined to great effect in the 80s on this soul classic that now gets a first-ever single release. It's the sort of immediately heartwarming tune that draws from soul, jazz funk, disco and more to cook up a steamy and excellent groove. On the flip is Diplomats Of Soul with their own super cover of 'Brighter Tomorrow' featuring Brit funk and acid jazz greats Incognito & Imaani.
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The Good The Jazz & The Funky 2
Cat: CCP 03. Rel: 10 Jun 22
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
Por Do Sol (Sunset) (6:10)
Freestylin' (6:24)
Frodesia (5:49)
Change At 96 (6:20)
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Glucklich VI
Rainer TRUBY / VARIOUS
Cat: CPT 6171. Rel: 14 Jul 23
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
The Matheus Combo - "Aderico" (3:25)
Christian Knobel - "Sambomambo" (8:16)
Wutrio - "Hallo Hoppel" (3:34)
Midnight Gigolos - "Brother Samba" (5:54)
Marcia Maria - "Brasil Nativo" (5:03)
Debbie Cameron & Richard Boone - "Stop Foolin' Yourself" (3:14)
A Bossa Eletrica - "Sob A Luz Do Sol" (5:06)
Guillermo Reuter - "Mr Jenkins" (3:37)
Jean Marc Jafet - "Offering" (5:47)
Jon Lucien - "Come With Me To Rio" (4:13)
Sonzeira - "The Mystery Of Man" (Rainer Truby & Corrado Bucci presents Truccy remix) (8:23)
Grupo Ebano - "Pe No Chao" (3:31)
Review: This is a new compilation album by the German DJ and producer Rainer Truby, coming as the sixth installment of the Glucklich series, which aims to showcase the best in contemporary jazz and jazz-adjacent music on an international scale. It's the latest to top up a longstanding series, which has been going since 1994. What one might call nu-jazz, broken beat and nu-soul appears across as string of contributions from the likes of Kyoto Jazz Massive, Nicola Conte, Jazzanova, Quantic and more on this slinky curator's gem.
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Big 5 Boogie #2
Cat: VOOM 002. Rel: 14 Nov 23
 
Deep House
Take It Easy (5:18)
Take It Easy (SMBD & Fred Spider remix) (4:34)
Take It Easy (Aroop Roy Rweork) (6:29)
African Sunrise (5:57)
African Sunrise (Kid Fonque Refix) (8:35)
Review: House music has been huge in South Africa for some time, and not just in the underground but everywhere - it can be heard on radio, bleeding from car stereos and out of boomboxes all over the townships. It has its own distinctive twist and influences and some of those are explored on this new Voom Voom 12", which is just the second from this label. It features different remixes of two originals and all are steeped in sun-drenched synths, with funky Afro rhythms underpinning the lush vocals. A heart warming EP of real house depth.
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 in stock $15.30
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