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Spirit Boogie
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Spirit Boogie (12" repress)
Cat: OMLTD 004. Rel: 02 May 16
  1. Bright Moments (5:40)
  2. Spirit Boogie (5:25)
  3. Deep Mantra (6:05)
Review: Bristol beat man Admin had a fine 2015, racking up releases on Sleazy Beats Recordings, Boogie Cafe and Banoffee Pies. By the sounds of this deliciously sunny 12" for the mighty Omena imprint, Admin is set to continue this rich vein of dancefloor satisfying form. "Bright Moments" sets the tone, veering off down a blissful jazz funk path where you can't tell what is sampled and what is being played live. Face down, the title cut is the one that DJs will pull for most thanks to the more pronounced groove, instrumentation and expert fx usage - what a sax sample! "Deep Mantra" closes out on a mid-tempo vibe, and has set closer written all over it. In a word: blinding!
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Rye Lane Shuffle
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Cat: XODUS 001. Rel: 02 May 16
  1. Rye Lane Shuffle (4:30)
  2. Drum Dance (5:16)
Gone Today Here Tomorrow
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Cat: WOBB 01. Rel: 25 Apr 16
  1. Cosmic Shit (feat Tre Hemingway) (3:40)
  2. Moments In Life (4:04)
  3. Exxxtasy (4:15)
  4. Space N Time (3:23)
  5. The Sun (3:50)
  6. Better Tomorrow (4:20)
Review: Byron The Aquarius resurfaced earlier this year after a nine-year absence, delivering the future jazz/deep house fusion of High Life on Sound Signature. This speedy follow-up on Kyle Hall's Wild Oats label is, if anything, even better. Warm, rich, soulful and evocative, it includes six superb cuts. These variously touch on off-kilter modern soul ("Co$mic $hit"), Herbie Hancock-influenced deep house (the jazz-funk synths, woozy chords and smooth beats of "Moments In Life"), intergalactic hip-hop beats (the impeccable "Space N Time"), blissfully Balearic house (the hazy positivity of "The Sun"), and jazz-influenced house rollers ("Better Tomorrow").
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Green Age
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Green Age (hand-stamped 12")
Cat: ROBSOULJ 1601. Rel: 25 Apr 16
  1. Green Age (2:03)
  2. Peace Market (2:46)
  3. Six Flags (4:57)
  4. Submerged Nation (4:03)
  5. One Feet On Eath (6:39)
  6. Solar Tower (2:58)
  7. Invasive Ripple (2:48)
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Oba (limited 12'' repress) (1 per customer)
Cat: BBE 255SDG. Rel: 11 Apr 16
  1. Oba (6:18)
  2. Oba (Opolopo remix) (7:48)
  3. Oba (feat Ricoh - AriesAudio remix) (6:58)
EP 2
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EP 2 (12" repress)
Cat: EGLO 42. Rel: 28 Mar 16
  1. Black Is Key (7:20)
  2. Man Made (4:18)
  3. Orbiting Uhura (6:10)
  4. The Vault Descends (5:26)
Review: UK legend Dego and killer keys-man Kaidi Tatham have been in a rich vein of form of late, dropping brilliant EPs on Eglo, Sound Signature and Rush Hour (the latter under their 2000Black alias). Here, they return to Eglo with four more slices of warm, rich, soul-flecked fluidity. As with previous outings, much of the material has a laidback jazz-funk feel, particularly "Orbiting Uhara" and the delicious "The Vault Descends" (think bustling bruk rhythms and darting boogie synths). They also offer up some tougher, synth-laden bruk-funk in the shape of "Man Made", while "Black Is Key" sees them unfurl a head-nodding vocal roller.
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Mean Streets Part Three
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Mean Streets Part Three (limited numbered heavyweight vinyl 12")
Cat: SWAMP 030. Rel: 02 May 16
  1. Mean Streets (part 3) (4:24)
  2. Step Up (4:57)
  3. Sexy Lady (5:23)
Review: Somewhat belatedly, the Mean Streets trilogy of releases from Falty DL on Loefah's Swamp 81 label draws to a close. Laid down by Drew Lustman between 2009 and 2012, the music that featured on these Mean Streets records have always been some of our favourite Falty DL material and this closing installment is no different. In his own words, this is Falty DL at his most quintessentially New York, "Reminds me of living on St. Marks street in Manhattan in a shoebox making tunes all day hearing neighbours fight and f*ck. What a time to be alive." Continuing the tradition of previous editions, proceedings open with "Mean Streets (Part Three)", a delicious little jazzy number that might just sample Sampha around some slick MPC work, whilst the B-side showcases Lustman's more contemplative side.
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Marilyn (12" repress)
Cat: EGLO 013. Rel: 28 Mar 16
  1. Marylin
  2. Farukx
Review: ** 2015 repress of the Eglo essential from the don Shepard ** Eglo quietly slip out a double dose of Floating Points whilst no one is looking and sit back and watch the whole world scramble for a copy. A double A Side release from Sam Shepherd which finally sees him release the all conquering "Marilyn" - this is a track that's been dropped by thems in the know for a while now and is reason enough to indulge in this finely presented twelve inch. If your ears have not been graced by the sumptuous Dam Funk meets Theo bump of this track then you are in for a late week treat - beatdown future boogie of the highest order! Serving further notice of Floating Points' envious talent for arrangements ""Farukx"" echoes his recent Ensemble deviations, though the orchestral arrangements are complemented by delicately stuttering drums and an underlying bed of ethereal bliss which together proves to be quite captivating.
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Havana Club Rumba Sessions Part Four
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  1. Havana Cool Out (Reginald Omas Mamode IV remix) (3:42)
  2. Rumba Tierna (Tenderlonious remix) (4:01)
  3. Rumba (version - Al Dobson Jr remix) (4:13)
  4. Yuka Music (Mo Kolours remix) (4:25)
Review: The fourth and final instalment of Peterson's Havana Club Rumba Sessions, here we find him recruiting the currently unmatchable 22a family for some of the most exciting remixes of the series. Reginald slows the vibe down and strips out the instrumentation to let the vocal really sparkle. Tenderlonious explores the frenetic dynamic of the drums and teases with their relentless energy. Al Dobson gets all loopy and funky while Mo Kolours breaks down "Yuka Music" and rebuilds it under his own terms; all whoops, hollers and spacey percussion, it's another stone cold Kolours killer.
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Havana Club Rumba Sessions Part Three
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  1. Okay Cuba (Debruit remix) (4:43)
  2. Yambu (Daisuke Tanabe & Yosi Horikawa Atamix remix) (3:17)
  3. La Plaza (Poirier remix) (4:23)
  4. Mi Yimboro (Djoyvan remix) (6:28)
Review: Three times the charm: for the third instalment of his Havana Club Rumba Sessions Peterson casts his global net far and wide as creative individuals from all corners step up to rumba reinterpretation challenge. Debruit provides his most dancefloor-minded cut in a long time with sturdy beats and a big blushing bassline. Daisuke Tanabe & Yosi Horikawa add a touch of evocative reggaeton that's peppered with subtle breakbeats. Poirier takes us on an Osunlade-level spiritual journey while Djoyvan takes off from where he left us on the Peterson's last Cuban jaunt in 2011; one of the most authentic rumbas of the collection, he futureproofs it with an array of dizzying FX and production flourishes that offer something new on every listen.
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Havana Club Rumba Sessions Part Two
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  1. Havana Sessions (Pablo Fierro remix) (7:16)
  2. Emergency Rumba (Pepe Bradock remix) (6:45)
Havana Club Rumba Sessions Part One
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  1. La Rumba Experimental (Motor City Drum Ensemble remix) (6:37)
  2. Weird Melody (Max Graef & Glenn Astro remix) (5:27)
Played by: Kisk, Weedyman
Review: Peterson returns to Havana to continue where he left us five years ago. This time the focus is placed squarely on the rumba, it's many variations, mutations and relationship with other musical forms. Complete with a documentary, sample pack and full remix album, it's another unique international bounty. Here are two examples of its hip-shaking magic: Motor City Drum Ensemble anchors the rumba down with a stately 4/4 allowing the sensation come through the keys, bass and insistent percussion. Max Graef and Glenn Astro celebrate the weird in "Weird Melody" with a stuttering kicks and wavey synth washes that keep their own sense of tempo.
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Live At Abbey Road 02/12/15 (Record Store Day 2016)
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  1. Branches Break (4:14)
  2. Initiate (5:18)
  3. GBFISYSIH (3:11)
  4. Ocean In A Drop (5:20)
Gumbrielle EP
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Cat: MIFL 10. Rel: 21 Mar 16
  1. Snapdragon (4:18)
  2. Fowl (2:29)
  3. One For Bogie (4:07)
  4. Like Sapphire (4:28)
Odyssee EP
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Odyssee EP (12")
Cat: MACROM 47. Rel: 14 Mar 16
  1. Odyssee (4:48)
  2. Wildlife (4:37)
  3. Odyssee (VIP remix) (7:24)
  4. Staring At The Sky (2:35)
Bahia Swing
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Cat: EDR 027. Rel: 25 Apr 16
  1. Bahia Swing (6:36)
  2. Ritmo Loco (4:49)
  3. Jurumba (3:47)
  4. Wild Cypher Time (2:17)
  5. Hip Hop Airport (4:58)
Review: Last time we heard from Cleon and Jazzy Pidjay, otherwise known as Last Bongo In Paris, was back in 2013 on EDR...and here they are back on the same label, and out the bottom of a hat. Similarly to last time, "Bahia Swing" manages to conjure the right balance between jazz, funk and something a little more tropical, a sound and panache that is carried through to the following four cuts of juice. Our favourites are "Ritmo Loco" for its Latin energy, and the delightfully broken "Jarumba". If you're looking for something a little jazzy and saucy, but that pushes beyond the genre's natural confinements, this is it.
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Jump In Line (Record Store Day 2016)
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Cat: SCOB 061. Rel: 25 Apr 16
  1. Jump In Line (3:35)
  2. Send Di Water (feat Mikey Murka) (3:37)
Holy Oxygen II
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Cat: AFF 015. Rel: 02 May 16
  1. Straight To The Top (4:52)
  2. Zweitbester (Second Best) (5:10)
  3. Isimangaliso (4:04)
  4. Shark Attack (5:37)
You Got Me
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Cat: CR 7003. Rel: 07 Mar 16
  1. You Got Me (4:19)
  2. Whole Lotta Soul (4:10)
Sauce 81 (remixes)
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Sauce 81 (remixes) (limited 7")
Cat: ELECTRICROOTS 016. Rel: 02 May 16
  1. Sleepin Giant - "Hey Girl" (feat Romaine Smith - Sauce81 remix - 7" edit) (4:29)
  2. Vandetta - "Walls" (feat Albino Sounds - Sauce81 remix) (4:10)
Nothin' Girl
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Nothin' Girl (limited 7")
Cat: HRS 0003. Rel: 14 Mar 16
  1. Nothin Girl (2:39)
  2. Apple Gravitate Toward Core Of Star (4:29)
Game Of Thrones
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Cat: GLREC 001. Rel: 21 Mar 16
  1. Game Of Thrones (2:59)
  2. Game Of Thrones (Aldo Vanucci re-edit) (3:08)
Les La Bas (Bonobo remix) (Record Store Day 2016)
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Cat: ZEN 12432. Rel: 02 May 16
  1. Les La-Bas (Bonobo remix) (5:19)
  2. Les La-Bas (3:05)
Review: Ninja Tune know how to come up with the goods for RSD, and they've truly hit the nail on head with this epic two-tracker from legendary French jazz bassist Henri Sexier, reimagined by the mind of Bonobo. The original cut of "Les La-Bas", which resides on the B-side, is a wonderfully loose blend of raw guitar strings and violin cello strings held together by a delicious beat jingle; the Bonobo remix manages to carry that musical power onto an effective house swing that ends up somewhere in the region of a Larry Levan classic. Don't miss it!
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Vibration Black Finger EP
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Cat: ENID 002. Rel: 21 Mar 16
  1. In Rhythm (7:02)
  2. Black Pearl (7:50)
  3. Empty Streets (7:07)
Review: Lascelle Gordon's latest creative brainchild, Vibration Black Finger follows a long line exciting, unique and highly accomplished fusions: Brand New Heavies, Campag Velocet and Helliocentrics are just the tip of the iceberg. Here we find him launching a new community style project with multiple collaborators all sharing the same spiritual jazz vision: Vibration Black Finger. Free loose and layered in dizzying textures and ideas, it sits somewhere between Donald Byrd Band & Voices, Mary Lou Williams and Sun Ra but arranged and produced with the future in mind. From the hypnotic urgency of the vocal refrains on "In Rhythm" to the ghostly space of "Empty Streets", this is yet another exciting new chapter for Gordon.
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Bongo Legs
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Cat: ASHDHV 001. Rel: 25 Apr 16
  1. Bongo Legs (3:35)
  2. Broke My Phone Again (3:02)
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BODOMRGWLD 01 (hand-stamped 12")
Cat: BODOMRGWLD 01. Rel: 18 Apr 16
  1. You Be The Seaside (11:09)
  2. I'll Be The Waterslide (12:41)
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Wu15 (12" repress) (1 per customer)
Cat: EGLO 48. Rel: 11 Apr 16
  1. K15 - "Love's Gambit" (4:39)
  2. Wu15 - "Space & Time" (2:17)
  3. Wu15 - "The Anthem" (5:02)
  4. Henry Wu - "Shahada" (2:52)
Review: It was only a matter of time before Henry Wu and K15 would link up with London's Eglo, and their respective prior releases for the likes of Wild Oats, Rhythm Section and 22a have earned them a spot in one of the finest house and broken beat labels around. "Love's Gambit" is a perfect example of the latter genre, a sublime blend of jazzy percussion swings and smooth melodic drifts, followed by the even more soulful bounces of the gentle "Space & Time" - one for the jazz fusion heads! "The Anthem" heads towards more housey spheres thanks to its stable beat pattern - it-s an absolute peach of a tune, by the way - but it's "Shahada" that governs the dancefloor with its rough MPC drum programming and finger-licking synth rotations. A beautiful and fitting addition to the catalogue.
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Jazz City Mini LP
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Cat: DEEPEX 039. Rel: 25 Apr 16
  1. Jazz City (Opening)
  2. Take #2 (New Jazz Fakers reshape)
  3. About love
  4. Strange Emotion
  5. Take #7
  6. Loud Silence
Review: Just one step before the 40 releases on Deep Explorer, the label dives into jazz waters with this "Jazz City" Mini LP by Gregor Yan. Six cuts for those that like to swing. Includes a reshape version by New Jazz Fakers.
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A Quest To The Pharcyde Instrumentals
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Cat: BIZARREINST. Rel: 11 Apr 16
  1. Tour Guide (instrumental)
  2. Runnin' (instrumental)
  3. Ya Mama & Stuff (instrumental)
  4. Soul Flower (We've Got) (instrumental)
  5. Bonita Keeps On Passin' Me By (instrumental)
  6. Otha Otha Fish (instrumental)
  7. 4 Better Or 4 Worse (instrumental)
  8. Award Tour Guide (instrumental)
  9. Trust (part 2 - instrumental)
  10. It Ain't Nothing Like (feat Kriminul)
  11. Interlude (instrumental)
  12. Lyrics 2 Let It Go (instrumental)
  13. Sublime - "Doin' Time" (feat The Pharcyde - instrumental)
  14. Bizarre Tribe - "Pharcyde Of The Moon" (feat Black Moon - bonus track - instrumental)
Played by: Alex Agore
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Natural (CD)
Cat: FARO 188CD. Rel: 07 Mar 16
  1. Maracatu Atomico
  2. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
  3. A Gira
  4. Within You & I
  5. Open The Door
  6. Ainda Mais Amor
  7. Caminhos Cruzados
  8. The Meaning Of Love
  9. Natural
  10. I Feel The Sun On Me
  11. A Menina Danca
  12. Vento Bravo
  13. Que Maravilha
  14. Joia
Review: For his latest full-length excursion, veteran bossa and jazz-dance revivalist Nicola Conte has found himself a muse. While it's Conte's composition, production and pitch-perfect playing that provides the canvas, Natural sparkles more than some of his albums due to the vocal presence of Stefania Dipierro. The Italian singer's breathy, sweet and hugely atmospheric delivery - seemingly in a trio of languages - sits somewhere between classic jazz and Astrud Gilberto, a stylistic trait fully in keeping with Conte's jaunty, sun-kissed instrumentation. As a result, Natural sounds like a long lost Brazilian classic - all lilting bossa, sprightly samba, with a sprinkling of summery soul-jazz - despite its' contemporary Italian roots.
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Super Discount (Record Store Day 2016)
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Super Discount (Record Store Day 2016) (limited 180 gram yellow vinyl 2xLP + sticker + MP3 download code)
Cat: 88985304031. Rel: 02 May 16
  1. Minos Pour Main Basse (Sur La Ville) - "Le Patron Est Devenu Fou" (10:13)
  2. Air - "Soldissimo" (EDC remix) (8:21)
  3. Prix Choc (8:41)
  4. La Chatte Rouge - "Affaires A Faire" (8:23)
  5. MR Learn - "Fermeture Definitive" (0:18)
  6. Mooloodjee - "Les 10 Jours Fous" (8:36)
  7. Minos Pour Main Basse (Sur La Ville) - "Tout Doit Disparaitre" (6:56)
  8. Alex Gopher - "Super Disco" (6:37)
  9. DJ Tall - "Tout A 10 Balles " (0:09)
  10. Liquidation Totale (6:19)
  11. Alex Gopher - "Destockage Massif" (4:03)
Dia L
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Dia L (cassette)
Cat: CETC 0001. Rel: 04 Apr 16
  1. Sadness (1:53)
  2. Harvest Of Calm (1:45)
  3. Poi Tree (2:52)
  4. Robots (5:20)
  5. Trade Winds (3:18)
  6. Wide Eyed (feat Kenny Keys) (3:10)
  7. Next Chapter (3:07)
  8. Outerlude (2:18)
Vision In Crime
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Vision In Crime (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: ABDT 056LP. Rel: 21 Mar 16
  1. Chamber (3:09)
  2. Oistros Dolorous (4:31)
  3. Crm Discriminator (0:23)
  4. Kudzu Mine (3:16)
  5. Preparedness Actions (4:16)
  6. Shadow Petram (7:02)
  7. Castrum Doloris (3:29)
  8. Kudzu Takeover (1:27)
  9. Ramona Four Hour (4:12)
  10. The Eye That Never Sleeps (2:33)
  11. Vision In Crime (6:38)
The Soulshine Session
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The Soulshine Session (limited LP)
Cat: DJCQSLP 001. Rel: 18 Apr 16
  1. Angel Heart (The Quartet version) (4:14)
  2. Espionnage (The Quartet version) (4:26)
  3. Juliet (The Quartet version) (7:24)
  4. Friends & Enemies (The Quartet version) (7:32)
  5. Dieu Reconnaitra Les Siens (The Quartet version) (7:23)
  6. Un Ete A Paris (The Quartet version) (5:57)
  7. Gansta Shit (The Quartet version) (9:18)
Little Girl Blue Remixed
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Cat: SPA 001. Rel: 25 Apr 16
  1. Plain Gold Ring (Mop Mop remix)
  2. My Baby Just Cares For Me (The Reflex edit)
  3. Mood Indigo (Renegades Of Jazz remix)
  4. Little Girl Blue (Maestro remix)
  5. Love Me Or Leave Me (Suonho relove)
  6. African Mailman (The Rebel remix)
  7. I Loves You Porgy (Mess Dierdrop remix)
  8. My Baby Just Cares For Me (Gabriel & Castellon & Maestro remix)
  9. African Mailman (Opolopo remix)
  10. Plain Gold Ring (Fab Samperi remix)
  11. He Needs Me (Gramophonedzie remix)
  12. Love Me Or Leave Me (Gabriel & Castellon & Maestro remix)
  13. African Mailman (Smoove remix)
  14. Central Park Blues (Monte Midnight remix)
Review: Given that Nina Simone's 1958 debut album, Little Girl Blue, is something of a stone cold classic, it would be fair to say that DJ Maestro was taking a huge risk when he decided to get it remixed by contemporary artists. Thankfully, most involved have done a fine job, balancing the need to put their own spin on things, while paying due reverence to the source material. Highlights include a slick Reflex edit of perennial favourite "My Baby Just Cares For Me", a fast-paced, jazz-dance flavoured interpretation of "Love Me Or Leave", a sumptuous deep house take on "I Loves You Porgy" by Medd Dierdrop, and, best of all, a fantastic Latin house rework of "African Mailman" by Opolopo.
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Rye Lane Volume II & III
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Rye Lane Volume II & III (2xLP + MP3 download code)
Cat: RS 010. Rel: 28 Mar 16
  1. Live At Makeover (1:46)
  2. Guyana Special (1:00)
  3. Xingu (1:54)
  4. Commerce (1:46)
  5. Overseas, Lebanese (1:04)
  6. Move It Up (1:09)
  7. Many Schools (1:49)
  8. Sweet Critics (part 2) (2:25)
  9. Vibrations (1:40)
  10. What Is It: Shake Down (1:38)
  11. Malfuf: Nebetia (3:00)
  12. In The World (1:31)
  13. Love Talk (1:29)
  14. Church Cafe (intro) (1:00)
  15. Drum Sounds Part 4: Africana Salon (1:52)
  16. After Carnival (1:03)
  17. Step Off (1:34)
  18. It's You (1:10)
  19. Guadeloupe Meditaaao (1:32)
  20. Yellow Peppers (1:01)
  21. Bey Line (1:20)
  22. Peru Timing (part 2) (4:00)
  23. Time Is Now (1:50)
  24. Tracy 36 27 36 (1:55)
  25. In The Lobby (2:09)
  26. What It Is (part 2) (2:24)
  27. White Rum (1:38)
  28. Mercy (1:24)
Review: In the two years since the release of the Rye Lane Volume 1 LP, Al Dobson Jr has been busy. This belated, mixtape style follow-up is something of a beast, with 28 cuts, interludes and quick-fire rhythm tracks to enjoy. Like its' predecessor, Rye Lane Volume II & III is similar in ethos to the work of his friend and contemporary Mo Kolours, with tropical rhythms, African drums and low-slung hip-hop beats being combined with dusty vocal samples, rich Rhodes chords, freshly baked electronics, and all manner of tasty global influences. Highlights come thick and fast, from the Middle Eastern shuffle of "Overseas Lebanese", and Afro-jazz drum workout "Malful (Nebetia)", to the eyes-down deep house bliss of "Peru Timing (Part 2)
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Elaeina (LP + insert + MP3 download code)
Cat: LUB 85LP. Rel: 25 Apr 16
  1. Nespole (5:20)
  2. Silhouettes (I, II & II) (10:35)
  3. Elaenia (7:17)
  4. Argente (4:35)
  5. Thin Air (4:03)
  6. For Marmish (5:39)
  7. Peroration Six (5:07)
Review: One for the Sam Shepherd completists here; the 2015 debut Floating Points LP, Elaeina, now available in US import edition via David Byrne's Luaka Bop label. We've been waiting on this one since "J&W Beat" six years ago; there's something about Floating Points sound that instantly lends itself to full-length album immersion. It's clear he feels this way too; using the album to delve deeper into electronic deconstructions and delicate ensemble arrangements. At its most adventurous and contemporary classical "Argente" is up there with Frahm, at is dreamiest and jazz-influenced "For Marmish" is a deeply cosmic affair with disparate chords making more sense than they perhaps should. At its most traditional Floating Points we hit the finale "Perotation Six" where the brushed drums are buried under layers of sound and elements in a way that's not dissimilar to Radiohead. Well worth the wait.
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Soundwave (CD)
Cat: MG 116CD. Rel: 18 Apr 16
  1. Carefree
  2. No Doubt
  3. Thight Rope
  4. You Can Feel It
  5. High Tide
  6. Big Easy
  7. Lovely Day
  8. Come With Me
  9. Que Sera
  10. Strollin'
  11. Lovely Day Reprise
  12. That Story
Bumpin' On Frith Street
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Bumpin' On Frith Street (heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: RSGB 1002. Rel: 04 Apr 16
  1. Parallelo (7:39)
  2. Proctor Quod Et Deus (2:44)
  3. Duffin Round (5:13)
  4. Song For My Dad (5:46)
  5. Rootdown (5:55)
  6. Never In My Wildest Dreams (3:13)
  7. Sweet Revival (5:48)
  8. Jungle Strut (5:34)
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Colour (gatefold LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: SK 306LP. Rel: 28 Mar 16
  1. Spring At Last (0:14)
  2. Mistress (4:08)
  3. Night Gospel (3:29)
  4. Running In Series (2:17)
  5. Many Signs (2:07)
  6. Something Good (4:54)
  7. Move On (5:07)
  8. Live Your Live (4:39)
  9. The Travelling Song (4:11)
  10. Hope (6:29)
  11. Colour (5:29)
Thee Album
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Cat: R2CD 26. Rel: 07 Mar 16
  1. It's Your Life
  2. Boy
  3. Quiet Places In My Head (part 1)
  4. Renegade Ha
  5. Do It
  6. Nice Mutha
  7. I Say
  8. Never Go
  9. Dust Yourself Off
  10. Ain't No
  11. Quiet Places In My Head (part 2)
  12. Holy (Let's Not Play)
  13. Forever Grateful (For Walter & Andre)
  14. Now I See
  15. What?
  16. Nothing (Really)
  17. State We In
Review: Baltimore house legend Karizma steps forth with his debut album as Kaytronik, which continues his long running association with UK label R2 Records. At 17 tracks long, Thee Album is somewhat conservative compared to Chris Clayton's last Karizma outing, 2013's 39-track Wall Of Sound, but canvasses the full spectrum of his widely lauded production talents. Leading out with some vintage string heavy boom bap, the Kaytronik sound unfolds to encompass classic US house, tougher DJ tools, jagged brukked up rhythms, jazzy beatdown and everything in between. In simple terms Thee Album is a true master at work. Don't Sleep!
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Thee Album
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Thee Album (2xLP)
Cat: R2LP 26. Rel: 07 Mar 16
  1. It's Your Life (3:07)
  2. Boy (6:51)
  3. Renegade Ha (7:44)
  4. Nice Mutha (6:38)
  5. Ain't No (6:29)
  6. Do It (2:44)
  7. Dust Yourself Off (2:24)
  8. I Say (1:02)
  9. Quiet Places In My Head (part 1) (4:41)
  10. Now I See (0:37)
  11. Forever Grateful (For Walter & Andre) (8:28)
  12. Quiet Places In My Head (part 2) (2:08)
  13. Holy (Let's Not Play) (6:40)
  14. State We In (6:26)
  15. Never Go (3:01)
Review: Baltimore house legend Karizma steps forth with his debut album as Kaytronik, which continues his long running association with UK label R2 Records. At 17 tracks long, Thee Album is somewhat conservative compared to Chris Clayton's last Karizma outing, 2013's 39-track Wall Of Sound, but canvasses the full spectrum of his widely lauded production talents. Leading out with some vintage string heavy boom bap, the Kaytronik sound unfolds to encompass classic US house, tougher DJ tools, jagged brukked up rhythms, jazzy beatdown and everything in between. In simple terms Thee Album is a true master at work. Don't Sleep!
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Koi Child
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Koi Child (LP)
Cat: PR 18. Rel: 04 Apr 16
  1. Grease (2:35)
  2. Wumpa Fruit (4:27)
  3. Touch 'Em (5:29)
  4. Slow One (5:18)
  5. Frangipani (2:57)
  6. 1-5-9 (4:52)
  7. Adventures For The Capsule (1:30)
  8. Preserve (4:40)
  9. Funky Jazz Music (0:22)
  10. Black Panda (2:47)
  11. Rap Trash (1:10)
  12. Japes (6:40)
  13. To Mangebong (0:36)
Midnight At The Purple Palace
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Cat: SAWYER 001LP. Rel: 28 Mar 16
  1. Martini Time (3:29)
  2. Burnt Lavender Tea (5:07)
  3. Furry Intro (1:34)
  4. Disembodied Head Of The Blue Furry (4:07)
  5. Bob Harvey Oswald (5:17)
  6. Freddy's Prelude (2:03)
  7. The Way Out (3:23)
  8. Newbest Friend (3:39)
  9. Shiny Magenta (3:12)
  10. When I Say Cha-Cha... (2:24)
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
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Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (140 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: ERC 028. Rel: 02 May 16
  1. Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
  2. Acab (Part 2)
  3. Yahoo!
  4. Take Your Coat Off
  5. Take Your Coat Off (Part 2)
  6. Ooh, Ah Yeah!
  7. Ooh?
Review: Emotional Rescue starts 2016 digging deep in to the early 80s Bristol post punk scene of Pig Pag, the Wild Bunch and the Dug Out club. A short lived project of just 3 releases, Mouth trail-blazed leftfield percussive jams in the rich vain of Liquid Liquid and ESG but in their own jazz-infused way. Centered round the cultural melting post of the St Paul's district, it's pubs, clubs and blues parties threw together young and old to the sounds of dub, funk, jazz and soul and took the spark lit by punk rock and new wave and spawned music that still resonates today. Here then, on one EP are their complete recordings, including as the title cut, their best and deepest, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea. Featured on a compilation LP from the legendary Y Records, its bottom heavy dub sound is augmented by female and toasted vocals riding a top a heavy stepper style riddim. This is followed by an increasingly dizzy array of percussion jams. Acab (Part 2) is all skips and trumpets, while the versions of Take Your Coat Off perfect skat vocal / tom interplay, before the finale busts out the rockabilly influences in full effect with jagged guitar, skipping hats meets double bass punk style.
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Peepers (reissue)
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Peepers (reissue) (limited LP + CD)
Cat: BAY 74VREISSUE. Rel: 07 Mar 16
  1. Happy For You (4:08)
  2. Bap Bap Bap (2:11)
  3. Drunken Pharoah (3:27)
  4. The Love Didn't Go Anywhere (6:52)
  5. A New Morning Will Come (4:42)
  6. Peepers (4:20)
  7. Bump (0:37)
  8. Scream (0:36)
  9. Hope Every Day Is A Happy New Year (4:05)
  10. Want To Believe Everything (4:32)
  11. Finding Our Feet (6:31)
  12. Happy For You
  13. Bap Bap Bap
  14. Drunken Pharoah
  15. The Love Didn't Go Anywhere
  16. A New Morning Will Come
  17. Peepers
  18. Bump
  19. Scream
  20. Hope Every Day Is A Happy New Year
  21. Want To Believe Everything
  22. Finding Our Feet
  23. All Here
Played by: Renegades Of Jazz
Review: Polar Bear, the five-piece post-jazz outfit that has released golden material for almost fifteen years, are no strangers to a reissue or to, and in fact, their original work is rather difficult to come by these days. Luckily, labels such as Leaf have no problem in repressing their best stuff, and this is why we're treated with this utter gem of an album. Peepers is certainly regarded as one of the band's best moments, and it takes their experimental jazz edge to the very limit; the sounds are freer than free, and they are certainly for those of you who like their instruments played rough and tough.
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Tempo Dreams Volume 4
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Cat: BJLP 11. Rel: 11 Apr 16
  1. Geotheory - "Gran Turismo" (prologue) (3:03)
  2. Lindsay Lowend/Jonah Baseball - "Jeremy's Pet Peev" (3:02)
  3. FVLCRVM - "Too Attached" (4:03)
  4. Pomo - "Blue Soda" (part 1) (3:22)
  5. Daniel Crawford - "D Pad Down" (3:22)
  6. Exmag - "Distant Relative" (3:09)
  7. Trian Kayhatu - "Stockholm Syndrome" (4:23)
  8. Syre - "Don't Be So" (3:49)
  9. 10.4 Rog - "Sidewalking" (3:16)
  10. Noo Bap - "Variegate" (5:13)
  11. Aloka - "Wait" (3:04)
Review: Brooklyn's Bastard Jazz Recordings is one of the only NY labels left that's waving the funk flag high and mighty. Their Tempo Dreams series is now on its fourth instalment and, once again, we're presented with a full-bodied compilation of new and funky rhythms at the cutting-edge of nu jazz. Out of the eleven cuts on offer here, we're pretty much mesmerised by the whole lot, and it's safe to say that the label have truly come through with an interesting and diverse range of street-conscious music. Geotheory throws down some gospel broken beat on the opener ""Gran Truismo", FVLCRVM throw down a sort of ode to the Madlib-Dilla continuum with "Too Attached", Promo's "Blue Soda (Part 1" is a delightful house scorcher, while other favourites include the fuzzy, bass-heavy low-ends of "Variegate" by Noo Bap, and the sensual, deep waves of the placid "Wait" by Aloka.
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Navettes (LP)
Cat: MSTL 02LP. Rel: 04 Apr 16
  1. Navette (4:31)
  2. Kamoulox (2:54)
  3. Blanchiment (4:39)
  4. The Crave (3:38)
  5. Comme La Vague (4:17)
  6. Gazoduc (3:43)
  7. ML Disco Club (4:22)
  8. Flexible Funk (4:07)
  9. Les Oiseaux (4:40)
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Hellnova (2xLP + MP3 download code limited to 250 copies)
Cat: CRLP 001. Rel: 21 Mar 16
  1. Welcome To My World (3:03)
  2. Dawn Of Mankind (4:40)
  3. Mentalonliest (4:25)
  4. Deep In The Dark (4:10)
  5. Where Have You Been (3:43)
  6. No Looking Back (feat Lady Emz) (5:47)
  7. Hellnova (5:56)
  8. Seaside Suicide (3:52)
  9. Solo (feat Paco Mendoza) (4:36)
  10. Deadness Of My Town (5:34)
  11. The Day After (feat Lady Emz) (3:59)
  12. Sans Soleil (4:00)
  13. And I Love He (4:06)
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