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In The Orbit Of Ra
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Cat: STRUT 109CD. Rel: 22 Sep 14
Jazz
  1. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - "Somewhere In Space"
  2. Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra - "The Lady With The Golden Stockings"
  3. Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra - "Somebody Else's World"
  4. Sun Ra - "Spontaneous Simplicity"
  5. Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra - "Plutonian Nights"
  6. The Sun Ra Arkestra - "Angels & Demons At Play"
  7. Sun Ra - "Island In The Sun"
  8. Sun Ra - "Rocket Number Nine Take Off For Planet Venus"
  9. Sun Ra - "Solar Differentials"
  10. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "Astro Black"
  11. Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - "Have You Heard The Latest News From Neptune"
  12. Sun Ra - "Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens"
  13. Sun Ra - "Trying To Put The Blame On Me" (live in Rome 1977, previously unreleased)
  14. Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - "Planet Earth"
  15. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - "The Nile"
  16. Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - "Reflects Motion" (part 1 previously unreleased)
  17. Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - "Reflects Motion" (part 2)
  18. Sun Ra - "Ancient Ethiopia"
  19. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "Interplanetary Music"
  20. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - "We Travel The Spaceways"
Review: There have been plenty of retrospectives on the absolutely essential work of Sun Ra and his Arkestra over the years, but trust Strut to go that bit deeper when they elected to focus on the Sun God himself. As the extensive title suggests, this collection places the focus on proceedings in the hands of Marshall Allen, the longest serving member of the Arkestra and current band leader. The results mean In The Orbit Of Ra feels a whole lot more personal and indepth, with over 25 years worth of Sun Ra-lead music documented. It's all been fully remastered from the original tapes and is pretty much the most conclusive introduction to the work of this pioneer one could hope for.
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Inspiration Information
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Cat: STRUT 038LP. Rel: 13 Oct 08
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Crazy Day
  2. I Fell On The Wagon
  3. Drama Inside
  4. Blackhouse (Paint The House Black)
  5. U
  6. Serious
  7. I Believe In You
  8. Lonely
  9. Vibrationship
  10. Changes
  11. This World
Played by: Valique
Arthur's Landing
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Arthur's Landing (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: STRUT 061LP. Rel: 31 Jan 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Your Motion Says
  2. You Can't Go Back
  3. Singing Tractors 64
  4. Miracle 2
  5. This Is How We Walk On The Moon: The Way Things Happen
  6. Bobby
  7. Love Dancing
  8. Singing Tractors 12
  9. It's A Boy
  10. I'll Be Fencing
  11. I Want To Change My Life
  12. Singing Tractors 323
Review: Arthur Russell's legacy has remained strong long after his untimely death in 1992, most notably in recent times with the highly respected music critic Tim Lawrence unveiling his must read biography last year; this follows a documentary Wild Combination and a collection of cover versions released by Electric Minds. It is perhaps this latest musical project presented by the good people at Strut Records that will be of most interest to fans of Russell's work. Arthur's Landing is a collective of musicians who worked with the producer and cellist throughout his varied musical career. Led by guitarist Steve Hall, the ever morphing group of musicians have made a commitment to sustaining Russell's musical legacy and have spent the last few years touring and performing new arrangements of tracks from the Russell canon and they present twelve of them here on this enlightening album which has been produced by contemporary NYC icon Brennan Green. The album lovingly presents unique takes on both well known and unheard Russell tracks - witness the shimmering beauty of their take on "Is It All Over My Face" for just one example. Strut surround themselves with so many great music projects you'd have to wonder what a gaping hole would be left if they weren't around.
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New York Addis London: The Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975
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Cat: STRUT 51CD. Rel: 02 Nov 09
International
  1. Mulatu Astatke - "Yekermo Sew"
  2. Mulatu Astatke - "I Faram Gami I Faram"
  3. Mulatu Astatke - "Shagu"
  4. Mulatu Astatke - "Mulatu"
  5. Mulatu Astatke with Menelik Wossenatchew - "Fikratchin"
  6. Mulatu Astatke - "Yegelle Tezeta"
  7. Mulatu Astatke - "Asiyo Bellema"
  8. Mulatu Astatke - "Emnete"
  9. Mulatu Astatke with Tiahoun Gessesse - "Lanchi Biye"
  10. Mulatu Astatke - "Yefikir Tizita"
  11. Mulatu Astatke - "Yekatit"
  12. Mulatu Astatke with Seifu Yohannes - "Ebo Lala"
  13. Mulatu Astatke with Muluken Melesse - "Wubit"
  14. Mulatu Astatke - "Dewel"
  15. Mulatu Astatke - "Mascaram Setaba"
  16. Mulatu Astatke - "Girl From Addis Ababa"
  17. Mulatu Astatke - "Kasalefut Hulu"
  18. Mulatu Astatke - "Netsanet"
  19. Mulatu Astatke - "Ene Alantchie Alnorem"
  20. Mulatu Astatke - "Tezeta"
Inspiration Information Vol 3
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Cat: STRUT 040LP. Rel: 06 Apr 09
International
  1. Masenqo
  2. Cha Cha
  3. Mulatu
  4. Addis Black Widow
  5. Fire In The Zoo
  6. Dewel
  7. Blue Nile
  8. Esketa Dance
  9. Chik Chikka
  10. Live From Tigre Lounge
  11. Chinese New Year
  12. An Epic Story
  13. Phantom Of The Panther
  14. Anglo Ethio Suite
Nothing Can Stop Us
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Nothing Can Stop Us (gatefold 2xLP + CD)
Cat: STRUT 103LP. Rel: 08 Jul 13
Roots/Lovers Rock
  1. Nothing Can Stop Us
  2. Conqueror
  3. I'll Never Leave
  4. With You My Heart Belongs
  5. It's Not For Me
  6. Ode To Joy (Babylon Can't Control I)
  7. We Want To Be Free
  8. Good Direction
  9. Never Give Up
  10. There's A Fire
  11. Jah Jah Me No Born Ya
  12. Jah Jah Me No Born Ya (dub)
  13. Nothing Can Stop Us
  14. Conqueror
  15. I'll Never Leave
  16. With You My Heart Belongs
  17. It's Not For Me
  18. Ode To Joy (Babylon Can't Control I)
  19. We Want To Be Free
  20. Good Direction
  21. Never Give Up
  22. There's A Fire
  23. Jah Jah Me No Born Ya
  24. Jah Jah Me No Born Ya (dub)
The Bridge: Concept Of A Culture
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Cat: STRUT 039LP. Rel: 02 Mar 09
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Shine All Day (feat Q-Tip, Jumz & Kel Spencer)
  2. We Speak Hip Hop (feat Afasi, Kase O Maccho, A Bass & KRS One)
  3. Here Comes My DJ (feat DJ Kool & DJ Demo)
  4. Swagger (feat Red Cafe, Snoop Dogg & Lynda Carter)
  5. Bounce Back (feat Busta Rhymes)
  6. Can I Take You Higher (feat Mr Cheeks, Grandmaster Caz & Tito)
  7. What If (feat KRS One)
  8. Tribute To The Breakdancer (feat MC Supernatural)
  9. Oh Man (feat Syndee & Natacha Atlas)
  10. Grown & Sexy (feat Mr Cheeks)
  11. When I Get There (feat Big Daddy Kane & Hedonis Da Amazon)
  12. I Got Sumthin' To Say (feat Lordikim, Jay Flo & Almighty Thor)
  13. Unpredictable (feat Big Daddy Kane & Syndee)
  14. Those Chix (feat Byata, Princess Superstar, Hedonis Da Amazon & Syndee)
  15. Bronx Bombers (feat Almighty Thor, Lordikim & Mann Child)
FORTHCOMING
We Be All Africans
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Cat: STRUT 144LP. Rel: 27 May 16
 
Funk
FORTHCOMING
Pyramidswe Be All Africanstracklisting:
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Cat: STRUT 144CD. Rel: 27 May 16
 
Funk
Metal Dance: Industrial/Post Punk/EBM: Classics & Rarities 80-88
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Cat: STRUT 091LP. Rel: 20 Feb 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Cabaret Voltaire - "Seconds Too Late"
  2. Neon - "Voices"
  3. Diseno Corbusier - "Golpe De Amistad"
  4. Analysis - "Surface Tension"
  5. Hard Corps - "Je Suis Passee" (dub)
  6. Nitzer Ebb - "Countrol I'm Here" (Clouston Controlled edit)
  7. DAF - "Brothers" (Mix Gabi)
  8. Jah Wobble & The Invaders Of The Heart - "Invaders Of The Heart" (Exotic Decadent disco mix)
  9. Yello - "You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess" (UK promo 12" version)
  10. Naked Lunch - "Slipping Again"
  11. SPK - "Metal Dance"
Review: Having recently mined the post-punk/new wave vaults of Factory Records' 12" releases, it's little surprise that the latest Strut Records release shines more light on the clanking, far-sighted world of the 1980s' most revolutionary genres - namely industrial, post-punk and EBM. This time, former Output boss, Playgroup man and all-round hipster Trevor Jackson is at the helm. His two-disc selection touches on many different strands, from bleak synthesizer jams and crunchy punk-funk to twisted industrial disco, mutant electrofunk (Nitzer Ebb's "I've Lost Control") and almighty percussive workouts (SPK's thrilling "Metal Dance"). Highly recommended.
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Metal Dance 2: Industrial New Wave EBM Classics & Rarities 79-88
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Cat: STRUT 107CD. Rel: 14 Oct 13
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Tuxedomoon - "59 To 1"
  2. Logic System - "Unit"
  3. Psyche - "Te Saint Became A Lush"
  4. Skinny Puppy - "Deadlines" (400 Blows remix)
  5. Propaganda - "(The Echo Of) Frozen Faces"
  6. Visage - "Der Amboss" (instrumental)
  7. Rusty Egan - "The Twilight Zone" (Trevor Jackson edit)
  8. Material - "Secret Life"
  9. Rene Bandaly Family - "Tanki Tanki" (Rabih Beaini edit)
  10. Experimental Products - "Work That Beat"
  11. Crash Course In Science - "Jump Over Barrels"
  12. Liaisons Dangereuses - "Etre Assis Ou Danset"
  13. Esplendor Geometrico - "Necrosis En La Poya"
  14. Ministry - "Over The Shoulder" (12" version)
  15. Test Dept - "The Unaccepatable Face Of Freedom: Face 3"
  16. Mile High Club - "Walking Backwards"
  17. Chbb - "Ima Iki-Mashoo"
  18. Front 242 - "Body 2 Body (2Trax)"
  19. Visa Versa - "Riot Squad"
  20. Chris & Cosey - "Driving Computer"
  21. Doris Norton - "Personal Computer"
  22. Plus Instruments - "Vom Ertrunkenen Madchen"
  23. Conrad Schnitzler - "Das Tier"
  24. Neon - "Lobotomy"
  25. Arthur Brown & Craig Leon - "The Conversation"
  26. Haruomi Hosono - "Platonic"
  27. Godley & Creme - "Babies"
Played by: D Stump
Review: Strut and Trevor Jackson do the right thing and collude on a second edition of Metal Dance, with a veritable feast of 80's industrial and primitive electronics to sink into. Some 27 tracks deep, Metal Dance 2 widens the remit of the first compilation by a year, collating material from the period 1979 to 1988 and features artists and bands that should be familiar to your eyes in Skinny Puppy, Chris & Cosey, Crash Course In Science and Liaisons Dangereuses along with many lesser known acts. Jackson himself contributes an edit of iconic Blitz DJ Rusty Egan whilst Morphine Records boss Rabih Beaini highlights Lebanon's history with primitive electronics on an edit of Rene Bandaly Family's eighties curio "Tanki Tanki". Impressively, the compilation also features a track by CHBB, a band whose members went on to form DAF and Liaisons Dangereuses and whose small discography was limited to four rare cassettes.
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Metal Dance: Industrial Post/Punk/EBM: Classics & Rarities 80-88
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Cat: STRUT 091CD. Rel: 20 Feb 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. The Bubblemen - "The Bubblemen Are Coming"
  2. 400 Blows - "Pressure" (club pressure)
  3. Cabaret Voltaire - "Seconds Too Late"
  4. Neon - "Voices"
  5. Pete Shelley - "Witness The Change" (dub version)
  6. Shock - "Dream Games"
  7. Executive Slacks - "The Bus"
  8. Analysis - "Surface Tension"
  9. Nitzer Ebb - "Control I'm Here" (Clouston Controlled edit)
  10. Daf - "Brothers" (mix Gabi)
  11. Portion Control - "The Great Divide"
  12. Stanton Miranda - "Wheels Over Indian Trails"
  13. Jah Wobble - "Invaders Of The Heart" (Exotic Decadent disco mix)
  14. SPK - "Metal Dance"
  15. Fini Tribe - "De Testimony" (Collapsing edit)
  16. Alien Sex Fiend - "Under The Thunder" (Ignore The dub)
  17. Hard Corps - "Je Suis Passe" (dub)
  18. Naked Lunch - "Slipping Again"
  19. Secession - "Touch" (part 4)
  20. Severed Heads - "Dead Eyes Opened"
  21. The Cage - "Do What Ya Wanna Do" (feat Nona Hendryx - dub version)
  22. Yello - "You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess" (UK promo mix)
  23. Ledernacken - "Amok!"
  24. Nash The Slash - "Womble"
  25. John Carpenter & Alan Howarth - "The Duke Arrives: The Barricade/The President At The Train" (extended version)
  26. Diseno Corbusier - "Golpe De Amistad"
  27. Schlaflose Nachte - "Move"
  28. 23 Skidoo - "Coup (In The Place)"
Review: Having recently mined the post-punk/new wave vaults of Factory Records' 12" releases, it's little surprise that the latest Strut Records release shines more light on the clanking, far-sighted world of the 1980s' most revolutionary genres - namely industrial, post-punk and EBM. This time, former Output boss, Playgroup man and all-round hipster Trevor Jackson is at the helm. His two-disc selection touches on many different strands, from bleak synthesizer jams and crunchy punk-funk to twisted industrial disco, mutant electrofunk (Nitzer Ebb's "I've Lost Control") and almighty percussive workouts (SPK's thrilling "Metal Dance"). While fans of the genre will no doubt own a fair proportion of these tracks, there's enough obscurities to warrant further investigation. As a starting point for newcomers, it's superb.
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Good Times: 30th Anniversary Edition
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Norman JAY/VARIOUS
Cat: STRUT 080L. Rel: 18 Jul 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Ted Taylor - "Ghetto Disco"
  2. Zalmac - "Dreamin" (12 version)
  3. Honey White & The Night Man - "All Night's Alright"
  4. The Basement Khemist - "Everybody (LIFE)"
  5. Jacob Miller & Inner Circle - "Tired Fe Lick Weed In A Bush"
  6. Fries & Bridges - "Forever This"
  7. The Detroit Experiment - "Think Twice" (Henrik Schwarz remix)
  8. Terri Wells - "Who's That Stranger"
  9. Curtis Mayfield - "Victory"
  10. Little Anthony & The Imperials - "I Don't Have Time To Worry"
Review: For many Londoners, it wouldn't be summer without the Notting Hill Carnival and Norman Jay's long-running Good Times Soundsystem. The hat-wearing MBE owner is celebrating 30 years of carnival parties this summer. What better excuse, then, for another breezy, party-centric trawl through the veteran DJ's epic record collection. As usual, the Good Times 30th Anniversary Edition features a selection of festival-friendly grooves, from dusty old disco, flute-sporting funk and classic soul to bouncy disco-house, head-nodding hip-hop and Red Stripe-swigging reggae riddims. By now, we all know what we're getting, but it's still great fun!

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Jaiyede Afro
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Cat: STRUT 112CD. Rel: 06 Oct 14
International
  1. Buje Buje
  2. Love The Neighbour
  3. Aseni
  4. Sangodele
  5. Jaiyede Afro
  6. Omo Oba Blues
  7. Be Counted
  8. In The Middle
  9. Alafia
Review: This is what happens when one of the leading modern bands who excel in international music team up with a bona fide Afrofunk legend... Together with Orlando Julius, The Heliocentrics have explored the Nigerian pioneer's earliest ideas and never-before-recorded songs to result in an emphatic homage to Africa's rich funk heritage while celebrating modern production techniques and dynamics. Progressive, often cosmic and galvanised with a natural jazzy character (thanks to the awesome horn work) and sturdy funk backbone (thanks to the dense drums and tight guitar work), this is a one-off collaboration that needs both attention and celebration.
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Quema Quema Quema
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Cat: STRUT 130CD. Rel: 15 Jun 15
Psych/Garage Rock
  1. Quema Quema Quema
  2. Nunca Me Perdi
  3. Pulpos (feat Leonor Watling)
  4. Quien Se Queda Quien Se Va
  5. Si Te Mueres Manana
  6. Bubucelas
  7. 10 Anos
  8. Hacerte Venir (feat Pamela Rodriguez)
  9. Burn Burn Burn (feat Sergio Saba)
  10. Fin
Quema Quema Quema
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Cat: STRUT 130LP. Rel: 15 Jun 15
Psych/Garage Rock
  1. Quema Quema Quema (2:49)
  2. Nunca Me Perdi (3:47)
  3. Pulpos (feat Leonor Watling) (2:52)
  4. Quien Se Queda Quien Se Va (3:23)
  5. Si Te Mueres Manana (3:52)
  6. Bubucelas (3:47)
  7. 10 Anos (3:51)
  8. Hacerte Venir (feat Pamela Rodriguez) (3:00)
  9. Burn Burn Burn (feat Sergio Saba) (3:05)
  10. Fin (3:25)
  11. Quema Quema Quema
  12. Nunca Me Perdi
  13. Pulpos (eat Leonor Watling)
  14. Quien Se Queda Quien Se Va
  15. Si Te Mueres Manana
  16. Bubucelas
  17. 10 Anos
  18. Hacerte Venir (feat Pamela Rodriguez)
  19. Burn Burn Burn (feat Sergio Saba)
  20. Fin
To Those Of Earth & Other Worlds
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Cat: STRUT 125LP. Rel: 02 Nov 15
Jazz
  1. Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - "Love In Outer Space" (vocal) (3:48)
  2. Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - "On Jupiter" (3:58)
  3. Sun Ra & His Myth-Science Arkestra - "Spontaneous Simplicity" (stereo version) (2:58)
  4. The Cosmic Rays - "Dreaming" (with Sun Ra & Arkestra) (2:42)
  5. Sun Ra & His Myth-Science Arkestra - "Black Sky & Blue Moon" (3:00)
  6. Sun Ra - "Enlightenment" (2:57)
  7. The Sun Ra Arkestra - "The World Of Africa" (2:58)
  8. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "They Plan To Leave" (5:55)
  9. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "Children Of The Sun" (4:28)
  10. Sun Ra & His Blue Universe Arkestra - "Blackman" (7:40)
  11. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "India" (4:48)
  12. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "Mystery, Mr Ra" (3:05)
  13. Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - "The All Of Everything" (4:22)
  14. Sun Ra Quartet - "When There Is No Sun" (feat John Gilmore) (4:34)
  15. Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra - "Sleeping Beauty" (11:48)
  16. Sun Ra & His Myth-Science Arkestra - "We Travel The Spaceways" (3:25)
  17. Sun Ra & His Myth-Science Arkestra - "Calling Planet Earth"
  18. Sun Ra - "Sun Song"
  19. The Cosmic Rays - "Dreaming" (with Sun Ra & The Arkestra)
  20. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "India"
  21. Sun Ra & His Myth-Science Arkestra - "Space Loneliness" (vocal)
  22. Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - "Love In Outer Space"
  23. Sun Ra & His Myth-Science Arkestra - "Adventure-equation"
  24. Sun Ra & His Myth-Science Arkestra - "Spontaneous Simplicity"
  25. Sun Ra & His Myth-Science Arkestra - "Brazilian Sun"
  26. Sun Ra Quartet - "When There Is No Sun" (feat John Gilmore)
  27. Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Arkestra - "My Brother the Wind"
  28. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "Mystery, Mr. Ra"
  29. Sun Ra & His Myth-Science Arkestra - "Black Sky & Blue Moon"
  30. Science Arkestra - "Watusa"
  31. The Sun Ra Arkestra - "The World of Africa"
  32. Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - "Cluster of Galaxies"
  33. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "Strange Worlds"
  34. Sun Ra & His Blue Universe Arkestra - "Blackman"
  35. Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - "Love In Outer Space" (vocal)
  36. Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - "On Jupiter"
  37. Sun Ra & His Myth-Science Arkestra - "Spontaneous Simplicity" (stereo version)
  38. The Cosmic Rays - "Dreaming" (with Sun Ra & Arkestra)
  39. Sun Ra & His Myth-Science Arkestra - "Black Sky & Blue Moon"
  40. Sun Ra - "Enlightenment"
  41. The Sun Ra Arkestra - "The World Of Africa"
  42. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "They Plan To Leave"
  43. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "Children Of The Sun"
  44. Sun Ra & His Blue Universe Arkestra - "Blackman"
  45. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "India"
  46. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "Mystery, Mr. Ra"
  47. Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - "The All Of Everything"
  48. Sun Ra Quartet - "When There Is No Sun"
  49. Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra - "Sleeping Beauty"
  50. Sun Ra & His Myth-Science Arkestra - "We Travel The Spaceways"
Review: Given the sheer amount of material released by spiritual jazz maestro Sun Ra over the years - 120-odd albums and counting - it can be hard for new listeners to know where to start. Gilles Peterson and Strut have come up with an answer: a two-LP Sun Ra primer, which casts a critical eye over his whole career in order to gather together some stone cold aural gold. Peterson has long been a Sun Ra obsessive, and does a superb job in representing the different sides of his career. Check, for example, the doo-wop sweetness of "Dreaming" (a 1955 collaboration with The Cosmic Rays), the African influenced weirdness of "Adventure Equation", and the outer-space brilliance of "Cluster of Galaxies". (CD edition included for free too)
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To Those Of Earth & Other Worlds
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Cat: STRUT 125CD. Rel: 02 Nov 15
Jazz
  1. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - "Calling Planet Earth"
  2. Sun Ra - "Sun Song"
  3. The Cosmic Rays/Sun Ra & The Arkestra - "Dreaming"
  4. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "India"
  5. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - "Space Loneliness"
  6. Sun Ra & Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - "Love In Outer Space" (vocal)
  7. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - "Adventure-Equation"
  8. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - "Spontaneous Simplicity" (stereo version)
  9. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - "Brazilian Sun"
  10. Sun Ra Quartet - "When There Is No Sun"
  11. Sun Ra & Infinity Arkestra - "My Brother The Wind"
  12. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "Mystery, Mr Ra"
  13. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - "Black Sky & Blue Moon"
  14. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - "Watusa"
  15. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "The World Of Africa"
  16. Sun Ra & Solar Arkestra - "Cluster Of Galaxies"
  17. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "Strange Worlds" (live In France)
  18. Sun Ra & Blue Universe Arkestra - "Blackman"
  19. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - "Twilight"
  20. Sun Ra & Inter Galactic Myth Science Solar Arkestra - "Sleeping Beauty"
  21. Sun Ra - "Moog Solo" (live In France)
  22. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "They Plan To Leave"
  23. Sun Ra & Solar Arkestra - "Reflects Motion" (part 1)
  24. Sun Ra & Arkestra - "Children Of The Sun"
  25. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - "We Travel The Spaceways"
  26. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "Astro Black" (live In Zurich)
  27. Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra - "Somebody Else's Idea" (live In Paris)
  28. Sun Ra & Solar Arkestra - "I Roam The Cosmos"
  29. Sun Ra & Solar Arkestra - "On Jupiter"
  30. Sun Ra - "There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of)"
  31. Sun Ra & Infinity Arkestra - "The All Of Everything"
  32. Sun Ra - "Enlightenmen"
  33. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "Make Another Mistake"
  34. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - "Space Is The Place" (live In France)
Review: Given the sheer amount of material released by spiritual jazz maestro Sun Ra over the years - 120-odd albums and counting - it can be hard for new listeners to know where to start. Gilles Peterson and Strut have come up with an answer: a two-disc Sun Ra primer, which casts a critical eye over his whole career in order to gather together some stone cold aural gold. Peterson has long been a Sun Ra obsessive, and does a superb job in representing the different sides of his career. Check, for example, the doo-wop sweetness of "Dreaming" (a 1955 collaboration with The Cosmic Rays), the African influenced weirdness of "Adventure Equation", and the outer-space brilliance of "Cluster of Galaxies".
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Misuinea Spatiala Delta (Delta Space Mission) (Record Store Day 2014)
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Cat: STRUT 117LP. Rel: 12 May 14
Experimental/Electronic
  1. Generic (Credits)
  2. Bau-Bau
  3. Printre Meteoriti/Deriva/Atractie (Among Meteorites/Drift/Attraction)
  4. Planeta Misterioasa
  5. Studiu/Semnal/Dor (Study/Signal/Longing For Home)
  6. Destindere (Relaxation)
Review: More RSD 2014 gear incoming! This year was a real deluge but the surprises never seem to be over given the arrival of one of the most obscure records we know. Strut completists will know all about Rodion GA from that excellent retrospective of the'80s era Romanian experimental outfit, but Delta Space Mission is near impossible to find in its original pressing. Thankfully, we can always count on Strut to release something totally bonkers and sought-after! This record is basically a dream for anyone whose into synths and anything space-age-related, with tracks such as "Bau-Bau" and "Planeta Misterioasa" really sounding like something out of a far, unknown and unexplored corner of the universe. "Study/Signal/Longing For Home" is another sublime slice of extraterrestrial funk, where odd bleeps and computer-game melodies collide for a battle to the death. Terrific.
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Resistance
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Resistance (LP + CD)
Cat: STRUT 136LP. Rel: 21 Sep 15
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Greet The Dawn (4:47)
  2. Shock & Awe (3:16)
  3. Courage (4:03)
  4. As The World Turns (4:11)
  5. Life Is What You Make It (4:07)
  6. Bull's Eye (4:52)
  7. Soleil Couchant (3:43)
  8. Ware Wa (3:53)
  9. Kossa Kossa (4:06)
  10. It's Gonna Rain (5:05)
  11. Greet The Dawn
  12. Scock & Awe
  13. Courage
  14. As The World Turns
  15. Life Is What You Make It
  16. Bull's Eye
  17. Soleil Couchant
  18. Ware Wa
  19. Kossa Kossa
  20. It's Gonna Rain
Review: Premiership fusionistas Souljazz Orchestra build on their inner fire with their seventh artist album. Marking 10 years since their debut Uprooted, Resistance reminds us of the band's incredible energy, tightness and latent funk in every note they play. Highlights can be found on every track but it's moments like the scat/percussive play off on "Shock & Awe", the feel-good chords and breakdown on "Bull's Eye" and the cowbell driven rhythmic switch on "Ware Wa" that really sparkle and compound the band's longstanding power. No other band of this nature have remained so tight and so consistent for so long. Resisting Resistance is futile.
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Solidarity
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Cat: STRUT 086LP. Rel: 17 Sep 12
Funk
  1. Bibinay
  2. Kelen Ati Leen
  3. Cartao Postal
  4. Ya Basta
  5. Jericho
  6. Serve & Protect
  7. Conquering Lion
  8. Kingpin
  9. Tanbou Lou
  10. Nijaay
Review: Solidarity marks a welcome return to the studio from Canadian six-piece The Souljazz Orchestra following an extended break for touring. As with previous outings, the 10 tracks bristle with summery intent, mixing heavy bottom end pressure with piercing horns and authentically fuzzy vocals. The production makes it sound authentically 1970s, as if it was recorded in some cheap West African studio. Given the band's love of Afro-funk and Afro-beat - as well as the sort of psychedelic afro-jazz that so enthuses record collectors - it's a wise move. If anything, it makes the album even more desirable; certainly, there's an authenticity to The Souljazz Orchestra that can't be denied.
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Horse Meat Disco IV
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Horse Meat Disco IV (2xCD (CD 1 mixed, CD 2 unmixed))
Cat: STRUT 108CD. Rel: 16 Jun 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Opal - "Ain't No Way" (Special club mix)
  2. KSB - "Misaluba"
  3. Joey Negro & The Sunburst Band - "Taste The Groove" (Hot Toddy remix)
  4. Valery Allington - "Stop" (original version)
  5. Ish - "Don't Stop"
  6. King Sporty & The Root Rockers - "Get On Down"
  7. Cleavage - "Barah" (sampled version)
  8. L'Amour - "Let's Make Love Tonight" (feat Krystal)
  9. Phreek Plus One - "La Spirale" (J Loveboat mix)
  10. Shahid Mustaf MC - "Getting To Know MC" (Funked Over mix)
  11. J Boogie's Dubronic Science - "Go To Work" (feat The Pimps Of Joytime - Hot Toddy mix)
  12. Winners - "Get Ready For The Future"
  13. Rena - "I Love Your Beat (Play It Again Sam)"
  14. Laura Taylor - "Some Love"
  15. Joey Negro vs Horse Meat Disco - "Candidate For Love" (Horse Meat Disco mix)
  16. Camouflage - "Bee Sting"
  17. Opal - "Ain't No Way" (Special club mix)
  18. KSB - "Misaluba"
  19. Valery Allington - "Stop" (original version)
  20. Shahid Mustaf MC - "Getting To Know MC" (Funked Over mix)
  21. King Sporty & The Root Rockers - "Get On Down"
  22. L'Amour - "Let's Make Love Tonight" (feat Krystal)
  23. ISH - "Don't Stop"
  24. Joey Negro vs Horse Meat Disco - "Candidate For Love" (Horse Meat Disco mix)
  25. Cleavage - "Barah" (Sampled version)
  26. Rena - "I Love Your Beat (Play It Again Sam)"
  27. Laura Taylor - "Some Love"
  28. Comouflage - "Bee Sting"
Review: London's Horse Meat Disco club really has beaten all comers in the -disco stakes: if a decade of packed parties, international DJ gigs and bringing the disco sleaze to Rinse FM isn't enough, they now deliver their fourth(!) compilation for Strut Records. James Hillard, Jim Stanton, Luke Howard and Severino all share the selection of a 16-strong tracklist, which also appears in mixed form too. Highlights include the quirky Chaka Khan-esque "Ain't No Way" by Opal, the sumptuous luxury vibes of "Stop" by Valery Allington and the legendary low-slung bass-fest "Barah" by Cleavage. Full marks again, how do they do it?!
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Planets Of Life Or Death: Amiens '73 (remastered)
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Cat: STRUT 123CD. Rel: 18 May 15
Jazz
  1. Enlightenment
  2. Love In Outer Space
  3. Lights On A Satellite
  4. Discipline 27-II/What Planet Is This
Planets Of Life Or Death: Amiens '73 (Record Store Day 2015)
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  1. Enlightenment (2:25)
  2. Love In Outer Space (21:10)
  3. Lights On A Satellite (18:57)
  4. Discipline/What Planet Is This (4:47)
Inspiration Information
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Cat: STRUT 043LP. Rel: 19 Oct 09
International
  1. Against The Wall
  2. Sinuhe
  3. Selfish Gene
  4. Darker Side Of Night
  5. Got My Egusi
  6. Path To Wisdom
  7. Cella's Walk
  8. Mama England
  9. Three Continents
Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
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Cat: STRUT 126CD. Rel: 15 Jun 15
International
  1. Mewo Akoma
  2. Gyae Su
  3. Odoo Be Ba
  4. Me Ho Asem
  5. Oye Asem
  6. Odo Asaada
  7. Brebrebre
  8. Amaehu
Review: Few Ghanaian musicians are quite as celebrated as Pat Thomas, who recorded and released his first album way back in 1974. Understandably, his releases have become less frequent with the passing of time, and Pat Thomas & The Kwashibu Area Band is his first studio album since 1991. The supporting cast list is, unsurprisingly, impressive, and includes Fela Kuti collaborator Tony Allen, and legendary highlife guitarist Ebo Taylor. Musically, there are few surprises, just a killer collection of bright, breezy, sweet and addictive highlife and Afrobeat jams, all blessed with Thomas' wonderful voice, Taylor's glistening guitars, and some seriously punchy horns. It's a real treat for fans of African music.
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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band (gatefold 2xLP + CD)
Cat: STRUT 126LP. Rel: 15 Jun 15
International
  1. Mewo Akoma (8:22)
  2. Gyae Su (4:12)
  3. Odoo Be Ba (4:53)
  4. Me Ho Asem (6:30)
  5. Oye Asem (5:16)
  6. Odo Asaada (4:03)
  7. Brebrebre (5:22)
  8. Amaehu (5:38)
  9. Mewo Akoma
  10. Gyae Su
  11. Odoo Be Ba
  12. Me Ho Asem
  13. Oye Asem
  14. Odo Asaada
  15. Brebrebre
  16. Amaehu
Change The Beat: The Celluloid Records Story 1980-1987
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Cat: STRUT 102LP. Rel: 25 Feb 13
Funk
  1. Shockabilly - "Day Tripper"
  2. Ferdinand - "Tele Apres La Meteo"
  3. Mathematiques Modernes - "Disco" (long version)
  4. Modern Guy - "Electrique Sylvie" (full length version)
  5. The Last Poets - "Mean Machine Chant/Mean Machine"
  6. Winston Edwards & Blackbeard - "Street Rock"
  7. Futura 2000 - "The Escapades Of Futura 2000"
  8. Material - "I'm The One"
  9. Timezone - "World Destruction" (12" vocal)
  10. Manu Dibango - "Abele Dance" ('85 remix)
  11. Fab 5 Freddy - "Change The Beat" (French & English rap)
  12. Shockabilly - "Day Tripper" (CD 1)
  13. Massacre - "Killing Time"
  14. Ferdinand - "Tele Apres La Meteo"
  15. Mathematiques Modernes - "Disco Rough" (long version)
  16. Thomas Leer & Robert Rental - "Day Breaks Night Heals"
  17. Snakefinger - "Living In Vain"
  18. Winston Edwards & Blackbeard - "Downing Street Rock"
  19. Lightnin' Rod - "Sport"
  20. Futura 2000 - "The Escapades Of Futura 2000" (feat The Clash)
  21. Timezone - "Wildstyle"
  22. Deadline - "Makossa Rock"
  23. Bobongo Stars - "Koteja"
  24. Toure Kunda - "Amadou Tilo"
  25. Nini Raviolette - "Suis Je Normale" (CD 2)
  26. Modern Guy - "Electrique Sylvie" (full length version)
  27. Spaho - "Carmel"
  28. Ginger Baker - "Dust To Dust"
  29. Last Exit - "Big Boss Man"
  30. Mandingo - "Harima" (feat Foday Musa Suso & Herbie Hancock)
  31. Manu Dibango - "Abele Dance" (85 remix)
  32. Timezone - "World Destruction" (original 12" mix)
  33. Material - "I'm The One"
  34. D St - "Home Of Hip Hop"
  35. B Side With Bernard Fowler - "Odeon" (dance mix)
  36. Fab 5 Freddy - "Change The Beat" (French & English rap)
  37. The Last Poets - "Mean Machine Chant/Mean Machine"
Review: The tireless Strut Records operation presents this excellent retrospective of Celluloid Records! This 80s NYC imprint is described by Strut as the "label whose output so closely mirrors the full spectrum of what we love" so the 26 track Change The Beat: The Celluloid Records Story 1980 - 1987 can be viewed as something of a personal coup. Typically for a Strut release, Change The Beat manages to superbly represent a label whose output includes a rather intimidating 100 plus albums that veered between no wave, nascent hip-hop, afro infused experimental disco and more, and neatly encapsulates New York's vivid music scene in this period. Bill Laswell was central to the Celluloid story and features prominently here in his Massacre and Material incarnations as well as other key productions. Celluloid's involvement with early forms of New York hip-hop is also a key narrative of this compilation yet there's room for so much more in the tracklisting. Rare photos from the Celluloid archives and extensive interviews with label boss Jean Karakos, Bill Laswell, Afrika Bambaataa, Time Zone's Rusty Egan, John Lydon make this a definitive retrospective!
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Haiti Direct: Big Band Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960-1978
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Cat: STRUT 093. Rel: 27 Jan 14
Funk
  1. Ibo Combo - "Ti Garcon"
  2. Les Vikings - "Choc Vikings"
  3. Les Animateurs - "Ti Machine"
  4. Trio Select - "Ensemble Select En Acition"
  5. Les Loups Noirs - "Pile Ou Face"
  6. Tabou Combo - "Ce Pas"
  7. Les Fantaisistes De Carrefour - "Panno Caye Nan Bois D Chene"
  8. Ti Paris - "Cochon St Antoine"
  9. Super Jazz Des Jeunes - "Cote Moune Yo"
  10. Les Ambassadeurs - "Homenaje A Los Ambajadores"
  11. Les Freres Dejean - "L'Artibonite"
  12. Caribbean Sextet - "Suspan'n"
  13. Les Pachas De Canape Vert - "Desordre Musical"
  14. Bossa Combo - "Line"
  15. Scorpio Universal - "Ti Lu Lu Lu Pe"
  16. Ibo Combo - "Ti Garcon"
  17. Les Vikings - "Choc Vikings"
  18. Les Animateurs - "Ti Machine"
  19. Les Loups Noirs - "Pile Ou Face"
  20. Rodrigue Milien Et Son Groupe Combite Creole - "6eme Lecon"
  21. Bossa Combo - "Line"
  22. Les Fantaisistes De Carrefour - "Panno Caye Nan Bois D Chene"
  23. Ti Paris - "Cochon St Antoine"
  24. Ra Ra De Logane - "Gade Moune Yo"
  25. Les Difficles De Petion-Ville - "An Septieme"
  26. Tabou Combo - "Ce Pas"
  27. Les Pachas De Canape Vert - "Desordre Musical"
  28. Scorpio Universal - "Ti Lu Lu Lu Pe"
  29. Raoul Guillaume - "Mal Lev"
  30. Super Jazz Des Jeunes - "Cote Moune Yo"
  31. Pierre Blain Et Orchestre Murat Pierre - "Jouc Li Jou"
  32. Ensemble Meridional Des Cayes - "Calma P Lerin"
  33. Ensemble Etoile Du Soir - "Messe Quatre Heures"
  34. Nemours Jean-Baptiste - "Ti Carole"
  35. Orchestre Septentrional - "Bapteme Ratt"
  36. Trio Select - "Ensemble Select En Acition"
  37. Les Ambassadeurs - "Homenaje A Los Ambajadores"
  38. Les Freres Dejean - "L'Artibonite"
  39. Caribbean Sextet - "Suspan'n"
  40. Djet-X - "Jive Turkey"
  41. Webert Sicot - "Ambiance Cadence"
  42. Orchestre Tropicana D Haiti - "Poun Paciance"
Review: By now a well-oiled machine, the Strut compilation programme switches attentions to the Caribbean and Haiti in particular with Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960-1978. The double LP package (which comes with 2CD edition too) was compiled by Hugo Mendez, the Paris-based DJ whose work as part of the Sofrito collective ensures him the perfect position to curate this release in a manner few can match. This impressive collection of tracks documents the country's overlooked musical legacy from the '60s and '70s , going beyond Ra-ra and voodoo stereotypes to trace the development of a unique sound that echoed across the Caribbean. The exploratory package also includes in-depth liner notes and interviews with some of the musicians of the era, with part of the release's profits donated to the Partners In Health charity.
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Haiti Direct: Big Band Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960-1978
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Cat: STRUT 093CD. Rel: 27 Jan 14
International
  1. Ibo Combo - "Ti Garcon"
  2. Les Vikings - "Choc Vikings"
  3. Les Animateurs - "Ti Machine"
  4. Les Loups Noirs - "Pile Ou Face"
  5. Rodrigue Milien Et Son Groupe Combite Creole - "6eme Lecon"
  6. Bossa Combo - "Line"
  7. Les Fantaisistes De Carrefour - "Panno Caye Nan Bois Chene"
  8. Ti Paris - "Cochon St Antoine"
  9. Ra Ra De Logane - "Gade Moune Yo"
  10. Les Difficles De Petion-Ville - "An Septieme"
  11. Tabou Combo - "Ce Pas"
  12. Les Pachas De Canape Vert - "Desordre Musical"
  13. Scorpio Universal - "Ti Lu Lu Lu Pe"
  14. Raoul Guillaume - "Mal Lev"
  15. Super Jazz Des Jeunes - "Cote Moune Yo"
  16. Pierre Blain Et Orchestre Murat Pierre - "Jouc Li Jou"
  17. Ensemble Meridional Des Cayes - "Calma P Lerin"
  18. Ensemble Etoile Du Soir - "Messe Quatre Heures"
  19. Nemours Jean-Baptiste - "Ti Carole"
  20. Orchestre Septentrional - "Bapteme Ratt"
  21. Trio Select - "Ensemble Select En Acition"
  22. Les Ambassadeurs - "Homenaje A Los Ambajadores"
  23. Les Freres Dejean - "L'Artibonite"
  24. Caribbean Sextet - "Suspan'n"
  25. Djet-X - "Jive Turkey"
  26. Webert Sicot - "Ambiance Cadence"
  27. Orchestre Tropicana D Haiti - "Poun Paciance"
Review: Despite the upsurge in interest in tropical rhythms and unlikely musical styles, Haiti Direct is arguably the first detailed exploration of the hitherto overlooked Haitian music scene. Compiled by tropical obsessive Hugo Mendez (he of Sofrito fame), Haiti Direct traces the development of the country's native music scene from 1960 to 1978. Sitting somewhere between calypso, Cuban rhythms, expansive Latin jazz and tropical blues (see DJet-X's brilliant "Jive Turkey"), Haitian music inhabits a space all of its own, soaking up influences and repackaging them in new and unusual styles. It makes for a thrilling and enjoyable listen, making Haiti Direct a near essential purchase for curious listeners and tropical addicts alike.
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Spirit Of Malombo: Malombo Jazz Makers, Jabula & Jazz Afrika 1966-1984
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Cat: STRUT 119CD. Rel: 20 Oct 14
International
  1. Malombo Jazz Makers Plus 2 - "Bahula Dithabeng"
  2. Molombo Jazz Men - "Abie's Mood"
  3. Malombo Jazz Makers - "Hleziphi"
  4. Malombo - "Malombo Workshop"
  5. Malombo Jazz Makers - "Matshenyogo"
  6. Malombo Jazz Makers - "Bababelo"
  7. Malombo - "Bird Meets Elephant"
  8. Malombo Jazz Makers - "Abbey's Body"
  9. Malombo Jazz Makers Plus 2 - "Away From Malombo's"
  10. Malombo Jazz Makers - "Jikeleza"
  11. Malombo Jazz Makers - "Sefuralong"
  12. Malombo Jazz Makers - "Sibathatu"
  13. Jabula - "Sorrows" (extract)
  14. Jabula - "Let Us Be Free"
  15. Jabula - "Thunder In Our Hearts"
  16. Jabula - "Journey To Africa"
  17. Jabula - "Mathome"
  18. Jabula - "All For One"
  19. Julian Bahula's Jazz Afrika - "Woza Cindi"
  20. Jabula - "Siakala"
  21. Julian Bahula's Jazz Africa - "Tlhompho"
  22. Jabula - "Jabula Happiness"
  23. Jabula - "Ithumeleng Ba Mamelodi"
  24. Jabula - "Botlokwa"
  25. Julian Bahula - "Heita Cindi"
Played by: Golden Bug
Review: It would be fair to say that drummer Julian Bahula holds a unique place in the history of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement. From the 1960s onwards, the acclaimed jazzman's afro-jazz fusion bands - Malombo Jazz Makers, Jabula and Jazz Afrika amongst them - were amongst the most vociferous supporters of the ANC's fight against white supremacy. This excellent retrospective from Strut - a kind of off-shoot of their pioneering Next Stop Soweto series - tells the full story of Bahula's extraordinary career. It's packed with openly political jazz, inspired spoken word cuts and thrilling drum workouts (see Jabula's "Let Us Be Free"), all of which brilliantly join the dots between various styles of US jazz and indigenous African music.
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Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness
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Cat: STRUT 120CD. Rel: 26 Jan 15
Deep House
  1. Jammin' Gerald - "Pump That Shit Up"
  2. DJ Deeon - "The Freaks"
  3. DJ Deeon - "1112"
  4. Steve Poindexter - "Computer Madness"
  5. Darien - "Hit It"
  6. DJ Rush - "The Reactor"
  7. Wax Master Maurice - "Bounce That Body"
  8. Tyree - "Nuthin' Wrong"
  9. Jammin’ Gerald - "Pump On The Floor"
  10. Paul Johnson - "Give Me Ecstasy"
  11. Parris Mitchell - "Ghetto Booty"
  12. DJ Milton - "House-O-Matics"
  13. DJ Funk - "Computer Sex"
  14. DJ Funk - "Bitches"
  15. Houz' Mon - "The Groove"
Soul Sok Sega: Sega Sounds From Mauritius 1973-1979
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Soul Sok Sega: Sega Sounds From Mauritius 1973-1979 (gatefold 180 gram vinyl 2xLP + CD)
Cat: STRUT 139LP. Rel: 08 Feb 16
International
  1. Ti L'Afrique - "Soul Sock Sega" (2:58)
  2. Jean Claude - "Mademoiselle" (3:03)
  3. Georgie Joe - "Eliza" (4:09)
  4. John Kenneth Nelson - "Manuel Bitor" (4:14)
  5. Marie Josee/Roger Clency - "La Vie En Badinage" (2:50)
  6. Claudio - "Bonom Chinois" (3:30)
  7. Les Stardust - "Sega Lenoir" (3:38)
  8. Coulouce - "L'Amour Artificiel" (4:11)
  9. Claudio - "Bhai Aboo" (4:22)
  10. Christophe - "Mo Parrain" (2:56)
  11. Cyril Labonne - "Pop Soul Sega" (4:42)
  12. Harold Berty - "Mone Lasser Dire Toi" (2:55)
  13. Michel Legris - "Elida" (4:29)
  14. Catherine Velienne - "Mo Mari Fini Alle" (3:42)
  15. Jean Claude - "Sega Souval" (3:03)
  16. Ramone - "Nouveau Venu Dans L'Endroit" (4:09)
  17. John Kenneth Nelson - "Z'Enfant MisArre" (3:21)
  18. Georges Jean Louis - "Afro Mauricien" (2:53)
  19. Yoyo - "Coco Mamzelle" (2:57)
  20. Christian Tosse - "Madame Zean" (3:24)
  21. Ti L'Afrique - "Soul Sok Sega"
  22. Jean-Claude - "Mademoiselle"
  23. Georgie Joe - "Eliza"
  24. John Kenneth Nelson - "Manuel Bitor"
  25. Marie Josee & Roger Clency - "La Vie En Badinage"
  26. Claudio - "Bonom Chinois"
  27. Les Stardust - "Sega Lenoir"
  28. Coulouce - "L'Amour Artificiel (Soul Sega)"
  29. Claudio - "Bhai Aboo"
  30. Christophe - "Mo Parrain"
  31. Cyril Labonne - "Pop Soul Sega"
  32. Harold Berty - "Mone Lasser Dire Toi"
  33. Michel Legris - "Elida"
  34. Catherine Velienne - "Mo Mari Fini Alle"
  35. Jean-Claude - "Sega Souval"
  36. Ramone - "Nouveau Venu Dans L'Endroi"
  37. John Kenneth Nelson - "Z'Enfant Misere"
  38. Georges Jean Louis - "Afro Mauricien"
  39. Yoyo - "Coco Mamzelle"
  40. Christian Tosse - "Madame Zean"
Review: The Strut label have done it again, people. Known for digging up some of the most obscure and interesting material from around the globe - both musically and culturally - the label sits alongside the likes of London's Honest Jon's Records in its ability to pull out unheard material from thin air. This time, we have a compilation of Mauritius' Sega music, a local kind of blues music that has its roots in traditional African music started by slaves of plantations who were looking for greener pastures. The 60's saw the explosion of the genre, and throughout this collection of tunes, you'll hear influences from just about any genre across the soul spectrum. There's psych, Afro beat, Ethiopian funk, and Fela-style chanting. It's a truly remarkable release, and it comes warmly recommended. This could well be up there in the top ten for 2016's world charts... and it's only February!
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Soul Sok Sega: Sega Sounds From Mauritius 1973-1979
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Cat: STRUT 139CD. Rel: 08 Feb 16
International
  1. Ti L Afrique - "Soul Sock Sega"
  2. Jean Claude - "Mademoiselle"
  3. Georgie Joe - "Eliza"
  4. John Kenneth Nelson - "Manuel Bitor"
  5. Marie Josee & Roger Clency - "La Vie En Badinage"
  6. Claudio - "Bonom Chinois"
  7. Les Stardust - "Sega Lenoir"
  8. Coulouce - "L'Amour Artificiel (Soul Sega)"
  9. Claudio - "Bhai Aboo"
  10. Christophe - "Mo Parrain"
  11. Cyril Labonne - "Pop Soul Sega"
  12. Harold Berty - "Mone Lasser Dire Toi"
  13. Michel Legris - "Elida"
  14. Catherine Velienne - "Mo Mari Fini Alle"
  15. Jean Claude - "Sega Souval"
  16. Ramone - "Nouveau Venu Dans L'Endroit"
  17. John Kenneth Nelson - "Z'Enfant Misere"
  18. Georges Jean Louis - "Afro Mauricien"
  19. Yoyo - "Coco Mamzelle"
  20. Christian Tosse - "Madame Zean"
Review: Given the increased interest in indigenous tropical sounds of late, it's unsurprising to see Strut Records paying tribute to a lesser-known variant of the style. For the uninitiated, Sega Music is a style of goodtime dance music first developed in Mauritius. Soul Souk Sega focuses on the genre's most vibrant period during the 1970s, when electric instrumentation and early synthesizer sounds were adding greater vibrancy to the style's African and European influences. It makes for hugely enjoyable listening, with creole vocals rising over humid grooves and delightfully lo-fi production. As usual with Strut, the accompanying, in-depth sleeve notes tell the story of the style in delicious detail.
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Aloha Got Soul: Soul AOR Disco In Hawai'i 1979-1983
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Cat: STRUT 133CD. Rel: 21 Mar 16
Soul
  1. Tender Leaf - "Countryside Beauty"
  2. Aura - "Yesterday's Love"
  3. Aina - "Your Light"
  4. Lemuria - "Get That Happy Feeling"
  5. Roy & Roe - "Just Don't Come Back"
  6. Hawaii - "Lady Of My Heart"
  7. Hal Bradbury - "Call Me"
  8. Mike Lundy - "Love One Another"
  9. Nova - "I Feel Like Getting Down"
  10. Nohelani Cypriano - "O'Kailua"
  11. Brother Noland - "Kawaihae"
  12. Marvin Franklin - "Kona Winds" (with Kimo & The Guys)
  13. Greenwood - "Sparkle"
  14. Chucky Boy Chock & Mike Kaawa - "Papa'A Tita" (with Brown Co)
  15. Steve & Teresa - "Kaho'Olawe Song"
  16. Rockwell Fukino - "Coast To Coast"
Review: Strut's archival remit remains as international as ever, with their latest compilation squaring the focus on late '70s Hawaii on the delightful Aloha Got Soul: Soul AOR & Disco In Hawai'i 1979-1985. Across the backdrop of societal change on the island (statehood into America in '59 and the Vietnam War) Hawaiian youth found inspiration in the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and later Earth Wind & Fire leading to a truly vibrant scene by the mid-'70s. It's after this where Strut pick up the story, bringing together a glorious 16 track collection that spans the genres and suggests Hawaii to be a most fertile location for music during this era. Do take some time to check the detailed sleeve notes from Aloha Got Soul's Roger Bong which offer further context for the music!
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