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Secret Agent (remastered)
Secret Agent (remastered) (gatefold 180 gram vinyl 2xLP + booklet with obi-stip)
Cat: 405053 8752601. Rel: 20 May 22
 
Funk
Secret Agent (5:10)
Ijo (5:04)
Switch (4:42)
Celebrate (7:46)
Ayenlo (4:52)
Busybody (4:30)
Pariwo (5:49)
Nina Lowo (5:37)
Atuwaba (0:50)
Alutere (3:40)
Elewon Po (5:39)
 in stock $25.47
The Source
Cat: 578109 1. Rel: 08 Sep 17
 
Jazz
Moody Boy
Bad Roads
Cruising
On Fire
Woro Dance
Tony's Blues
Wolf Eats Wolf
Cool Cats
Push & Pull
Ewajo
Life Is Beautiful
Review: Tony Allen is on record as saying that The Source, his first album on iconic jazz label Blue Note, is the best recording he's made. Given his length of service and vast discography, that's a bold claim. Certainly, it's a fine album, with the legendary drummer and his selected musicians - mostly jazz players from Paris, plus a Cameroonian guitarist and previous Allen collaborator Damon Albarn on one cut - effortlessly blur the boundaries between Afrobeat and the kind of jazz pioneered by Allen's percussion heroes Art Blakey and Max Roach. It's a brilliant hybrid that fits Allen's unique style of drumming like a glove, and there's no doubt that the former Fela Kuti sticks-man is the real star of the show.
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 in stock $6.36
Homecooking (reissue)
Cat: COMET 075LP. Rel: 07 Oct 16
 
Funk
Woman To Man (feat Ty) (4:48)
Kindness (5:21)
Every Season (feat Damon Albarn & Ty) (4:07)
Don't Fight (9:07)
Calling (feat Mary & Norman) (4:32)
Home Cooking (4:44)
Jakelewah (4:56)
Crazy Afrobeat (4:54)
What's Your Fashion (5:00)
Eparapo (7:13)
Review: On its' original release in 2002, Tony Allen's HomeCookin album was arguably a little overlooked. Like its' predecessor, 1999's Black Voices, the set updated the legendary drummer's Afrobeat sound for a new millennium. As this timely reissue proves, it was a particularly successful exercise. The album's genius lies in the Nigerian sticks-man's combination of traditional elements - most notably his loose, skittish polyrhythms, guitars and punchy horns - with elements of future-jazz, modern soul (see the brilliant Eska collaboration, "What's Your Fashion") and hip-hop. British rapper Ty excels himself on a number of killer cuts, though it's a more traditional Allen style dancefloor workout - the sublime "Crazy Afrobeat" - that really stands out.
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Tags: African | Afrobeat | Afro Funk
 in stock $27.35
Moyege
Moyege (12")
Cat: HJP 32. Rel: 20 Jul 06
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Moyege (Mark's mix)
Moyege (Mark's Disco dub)
 in stock $12.21
Jazz Is Dead 18 (Japanese Edition) (B-STOCK)
Jazz Is Dead 18 (Japanese Edition) (B-STOCK) (gold vinyl LP in die-cut sleeve with obi-strip)
Cat: PLP 7668. Rel: 01 Jan 90
 
Jazz
Ebun (5:39)
Steady Tremble (3:07)
Oladipo (5:18)
Don't Believe The Dancers (3:00)
Makoko (2:30)
Lagos (2:56)
No Beginning (2:51)
No End (2:38)
 in stock $46.72
Jazz Is Dead 18 (Japanese Edition)
Cat: PCD 17855. Rel: 05 Sep 23
 
Jazz
Ebun
Steady Tremble
Oladipo
Don't Believe The Dancers
Makoko
Lagos
No Beginning
No End
 in stock $25.75
Jazz Is Dead 18 (Japanese Edition)
Jazz Is Dead 18 (Japanese Edition) (LP in die-cut sleeve with obi-strip)
Cat: PLP 7667. Rel: 28 Jul 23
 
Jazz
Ebun (5:39)
Steady Tremble (3:07)
Oladipo (5:17)
Don't Believe The Dancers (2:59)
Makoko (2:29)
Lagos (3:00)
No Beginning (2:45)
No End (2:41)
 in stock $48.05
Jazz Is Dead 18
Cat: JID 018CD. Rel: 06 Jul 23
 
Funk
Ebun
Steady Tremble
Oladipo
Don't Believe The Dancers
Makoko
Lagos
No Beginning
No End
Review: Arriving sometime after the passing of legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, and utilising some of the final recordings he made during his lifetime, the latest edition of Adrian Younge's Jazz Is Dead series is naturally tinged with melancholy. Yet Younge refuses to succumb to emotion, and instead uses Allen's impeccable grooves and polyrhythmic patterns as the basis of tracks that blend jazz, Afrobeat, Afro-funk and soul. There's a classic Fela Kuti feel to opener 'Ebun', where sax lines reminiscent of the Nigerian musical icon rise above a typically crunchy Allen groove, pots and pans percussion and ear-catching bass, while the flute-sporting 'Don't Believe The Dancers' adds a little more jazziness into its righteous blend of heavy Afrobeat horns, meandering solos and loose-limbed grooves. In other words, it's a spot-on tribute to a genuine musical legend.
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 in stock $9.44
Jazz Is Dead 18
Jazz Is Dead 18 (LP in die-cut sleeve)
Cat: JID 018LP. Rel: 06 Jul 23
 
Funk
Ebun (5:38)
Steady Tremble (3:06)
Oladipo (5:16)
Don't Believe The Dancers (3:01)
Makoko (2:33)
Lagos (2:57)
No Beginning (2:49)
No End (2:34)
Review: This is a posthumous tribute album to the late Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, who was one of the pioneers of Afrobeat music and a longtime collaborator of Fela Kuti. The album features Allen's drumming mixed with new compositions by the American producer Adrian Younge, who is known for his work with artists like Ghostface Killah, Kendrick Lamar and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. The pronouncement that "jazz is dead" is certainly a controversial one, but Younge's aim there is to equate Allen with the spirit of jazz as a whole. The jubilant warpery and tremolo-ing flutes of lead tracks like 'Ebun' should be enough to know: like the impenetrable durability of jazz, Allen will live on through his work.
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 in stock $19.88
Jazz Is Dead 18
Jazz Is Dead 18 (limited gold vinyl LP in die-cut sleeve)
Cat: JID 018LPLTD. Rel: 06 Jul 23
 
Funk
Ebun (5:38)
Steady Tremble (3:06)
Oladipo (5:16)
Don't Believe The Dancers (3:01)
Makoko (2:33)
Lagos (2:57)
No Beginning (2:49)
No End (2:34)
Review: This is a posthumous album by the Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, one of the pioneers of Afrobeat music and a longtime collaborator with the genre's founder, and activist, Fela Kuti. The album features Allen's last recordings before his death in 2020 - which were in turn produced by the American composer, lawyer and producer Adrian Younge, otherwise known for his most prominent work with rappers Ghostface Killah, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z. Guided by Younge's chops on production, the album hears Allen's trademark stark, cacophonous funky-drummed rapture, amid a heavenly collision of keyboard janks and offbeat shoulder-raising shrugs.
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 in stock $36.37
NEPA: Never Expect Power Always
Cat: COMET 102. Rel: 07 Oct 21
 
International
NEPA (Never Expect Power Always) (7:37)
NEPA (dance dub) (7:40)
When One Road Close (Another One Go Open) (6:47)
Road Close (dance dub) (6:43)
Olokun (3:45)
Review: Heroic Nigerian drummer Tony Allen put out this landmark album in 1984, but the sounds bare all the hallmarks of his best 70s material. The grooves are super chunky and many say the title track here is one of Allen's best ever tunes. It has a punchy hook and political sentiment that really resonates while the rest of the tunes are not too shabby either. There wired up with electronics next to the trumpets, drums and percussion and have a super cool Celluloid Electric Africa vibe as a result. A regal and dub version is included of that title track meaning this reissue won't hang around for long.
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Tags: Dub | African | Afrobeat | Afro Funk
 in stock $28.40
Rejoice
Rejoice (180 gram vinyl LP with obi-strip)
Cat: 405053 855749. Rel: 20 Mar 20
 
International
Robbers Thugs & Muggers (O'Galajani) (4:36)
Agbada Bougou (5:23)
Coconut Jam (3:22)
Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same) (3:49)
Slow Bones (5:48)
Jabulani (Rejoice, Here Comes Tony) (5:36)
Obama Shuffle Strut Blues (4:39)
We've Landed (4:39)
Review: Two titans of African music come together for a collaboration that will sadly never be repeated after the passing of the late Hugh Masekela. Allen's instantly recognisable drumming and Masekela's iconic trumpet are a match made in heaven - after all their paths first crossed back in the 70s thanks to Fela Kuti's galvanizing energy. Forget the throwback stuff trying to capture the spirit of the originators, this IS the originators sounding cool and deadly in every way. Funk lovers, Afrobeat heads, curious ears and dancing souls take heed - this right here is an unmissable transmission from two grandmasters in their field.
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! low stock $15.39
Jealousy (reissue)
Cat: COMET 094. Rel: 21 Sep 20
 
Funk
Jealousy (11:25)
Hustler (13:03)
 in stock $25.22
What Goes Up Remixed
Cat: DINK 017. Rel: 09 Dec 22
 
International
No Bad News (Maga Bo remix) (3:21)
Cut The Infection (Sol Power All-Stars remix) (4:00)
 in stock $12.21
The Solution Is Restless
The Solution Is Restless (gatefold 2xLP + MP3 download code)
Cat: PIASR 5085DLP. Rel: 05 Nov 21
 
Indie/Alternative
The Barbarian (11:44)
Get My Bearings (feat Damon Albarn) (4:46)
Take Me To Your Leader (3:31)
Masquerader (4:30)
Dinner Date (2:15)
Enter The Dragon (5:53)
Geometry Of You (5:41)
The Love Has Got Me (4:47)
Perfect Shade Of Blue (4:01)
Reaction (8:41)
 in stock $24.42
Inspiration Information
Cat: STRUT 043LP. Rel: 12 Mar 21
 
International
Against The Wall (4:39)
Sinuhe (6:13)
Selfish Gene (3:50)
Darker Side Of Night (6:57)
Got My Egusi (7:59)
Path To Wisdom (5:49)
Cella's Walk (5:18)
Mama England (5:06)
Three Continents (13:51)
 in stock $25.47
FORTHCOMING
Lagos Paris London
Lagos Paris London (coloured vinyl LP (indie exclusive))
Cat: TRANS 787XX. Rel: 30 Aug 24
 
International
Walk Through Fire
Rain Can't Reach Us
Night Green, Heavy Love
Under The Strikes
Clementine
Review: Released in the wake of Tony Allen's death, Lagos Paris London is the latest full-length record by Foals' Yannis Philippakis in collaboration with the late great drumming legend. The Yannis And the Yaw project finally emerges after years of fan-teasers revealing Philippakis to have been working with the acclaimed Fela Kuti bandmate and Afrobeat pioneer in the studio; after Allen's death in 2023, the likes of 'Walk Through Fire' and 'Lagos Paris London' effortlessly blend the sounds of Afrobeat and post-punk, bridging the spirits of each while unexpectedly swerving from the duo's initial impulse to produce a nostalgic record.
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est. release 30 Aug 24 $20.71
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FORTHCOMING
Lagos Paris London
Cat: TRANS 787CD. Rel: 30 Aug 24
 
International
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est. release 30 Aug 24 $11.15
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FORTHCOMING
Lagos Paris London
Cat: TRANS 787X. Rel: 30 Aug 24
 
International
Walk Through Fire
Rain Can't Reach Us
Night Green, Heavy Love
Under The Strikes
Clementine
Review: The EP Lagos Paris London by Yannis & The Yaw, featuring the late Tony Allen, is a testament to the powerful creative synergy between two musical luminaries. Initially envisioned as a nostalgic Afrobeat project, the collaboration took on a life of its own, weaving together elements of rock, funk, jazz, and dub in a dynamic fusion. Recorded over a series of sessions in a Paris studio, the music emerged organically from jams and loops, guided by the intuitive telepathy between Yannis Philippakis and Tony Allen. Joined by Allen's regular collaborators, the result is a collection of near-complete songs imbued with high-spirited, loose-grooved exuberance. Despite facing challenges such as scheduling issues and Covid restrictions, Yannis felt a deep obligation to complete the project in honor of Allen's memory and his desire to share the music with the world. Lagos Paris London serves as both a celebration of their friendship and a timeless testament to the enduring influence of Tony Allen's rhythmic talent.
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est. release 30 Aug 24 $20.71
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