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New releases last eight weeks: Broken Beat/Nu Jazz

Broken Beat/Nu Jazz vinyl released in the last four weeks
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Real With You
Real With You (7" + insert)
Cat: ITDR 003. Rel: 03 Nov 23
Real With You (3:45)
Real With You (acoustic version) (3:43)
Review: Hip-hop artist Shing02 (Shing Annen) is a longstanding fixture of chill hop, and is notable for his cross-cultural focus, having been born in Japan but growing up in Western cities. With a precise, multilingual emceeing style few of his contemporaries can match, he's also known for his involvement with Nujabes and the soundtrack for Samurai Champloo, we're happy to see he's still hard at it. 'Real With You' is a collaboration with contemporary lo-fi hip-hop/chill-hop artist 14? and is a bright and serene wonker, lyrically dealing in themes of going with the flow, revisiting memories and letting go.
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Soursop & Mango
Cat: 2056 BLACK. Rel: 30 Nov 23
Soursop & Mango
Straight Forward Side Steps
Review: The band 2000 Black, who include 4Hero icon Dego among their number, are masters of the broken beat scene, leaders amongst men who whether working alone or with others are always in top form. This two track outing kicks off with 'Soursop & Mango', a bristling, bustling mix of raw drums and bursts of cosmic synth energy that radiates soul, all with neat guitar riffs stitched into the mix. 'Straight Forward Side Steps' is a dusty jam with lovely scruffy claps and much more well defined synth lines adding colour and soul.
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Mam Tola
Cat: PH 45032. Rel: 26 Oct 23
Florence Adooni & Erobique - "Mam Tola" (2:57)
Erobique - "Bach In Afrika" (4:22)
Review: Florence Adooni has been called Ghana's Frafra gospel queen in the past, and with good reason. First single 'Mam Pe'ela Su'ure' arrived in 2021 to widespread acclaim, and she followed up on Philophon with 'Yinne' late last year. Now Adooni is back on the label for a collaboration with German artist Erobique, who is normally found making quirky synth disco cuts. On a visit to Max Weissenfeldt's studio in Ghana, he crossed paths with Adooni and so the lilting, sweetly sentimental 'Mam Tola' was created. The B-side of this single finds Erobique flying solo for 'Bach In Afrika', riding a swift beat from Kung Fu Andoh and flexing on the Hammond organ for an uptempo fusion which might well catch you off guard and make you dance all the same.
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Tags: African
 in stock $10.34
Visceral Grooves vs DigFindSampleChopRepeat
Cat: DFLSCR 0004. Rel: 31 Oct 23
Night (5:16)
40 Days (4:21)
Review: This release was deftly crafted by Visceral Grooves in collaboration with Dig. Find. Listen. Sample. Chop. Repeat., featuring the duo of LA artists Sankofa and J. Dankworth. Side A is a killer instrumental hip-hop cover of the Billy Brooks' classic 40 Days, while side B is a slow-burning original composition by the band Aesthetic, lifted from the forthcoming album 'Anesthetic'.
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Sankofa Season
Cat: KITTO 4. Rel: 26 Oct 23
Low Ceilings (Mala remix) (3:50)
Washed In You (Wu-Lu remix) (2:38)
Learning Lessens (Shy One remix) (6:22)
To Your Heart (Gavsborg remix) (4:54)
Review: In a meeting between generations of broken beat titans, Andrew Ashong and Kaidi Thatham's Sankofa Season rightly earned classic status soon after its release in 2020, and now we're being taken back into the heart of these tracks with a heavyweight remix package from some serious talent. Mala's imperious dubstep touch brings some low-end pressure to 'Low Ceilings' or Shy One chopping up 'Learning Lessons' in her peerless deft style, there's a lot of ground covered by this considered gathering of minds. Special mention goes to Equiknoxx's Gavsborg and Shanique Marie, bringing a sweetly soulful touch to 'To Your Heart'.
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Blacker (7")
Cat: AJX 763. Rel: 13 Oct 23
Blacker (4:17)
Cubafro Con Amigos (4:17)
Review: A reissue of two historic, important cuts by The Ballistic Brothers. 'Blacker' and 'Cufabro Con Amigos' helped define the transitional crossover between early 90s funk and breaksy electronica in the UK. The Ballistic Brothers were the sonic thesis, antithesis and synthesis of Ashley Beedle and David Hill, both of whom later went on to work behind the scenes in the music industry, but whose earlier contributions are still duly noted. 'Blacker' appeared on their earliest album, The Balistic Brothers vs. The Eccentric Afros Volume 1, and was symptomatic of the sonic stirrings of breakbeat, acid jazz and broken beat at the time, channelling a string-laden suspense, and a wise, sampled vocal snippet from Gil Scott Heron. Heron's wisdom undercuts the track, and hears his musings on race and moral superiority.
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Umi Says (reissue)
Umi Says (reissue) (red vinyl 12")
Cat: NUNSFTV 001. Rel: 02 Oct 23
Umi Says (7:10)
Runnin (6:35)
Review: This neat slice of mashup-Balearic from BJ Smith is a clever exercise in sample combination. First released in 2013 but reissued again here, we hear two iconic hip-hop tracks - Mos Def's 'Umi Says' and The Pharcyde's 'Runnin' - both laid to serene, lackadaisical Balearic backings. Thus two sunrise classics were born, complementing a very particular kind of rave.
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How To Dress Well In The Dark
Cat: MM 49. Rel: 05 Oct 23
Frame (2:45)
Latebloomer (3:37)
Release (6:29)
Hustlingbackwards (3:54)
Aclockworkorange (1:09)
Heart/Sinnerman (3:38)
Review: Moodymann's always tasteful Mahogany Music label reaches out to multidisciplinary artist Monica Blaire aka mBtheLight to serve up some of the tacks from her 20220 album How To Dress Well In The Dark. Needless to say, it is full of serious vibes - a downbeat, lo-fi, and late-night take on hip-hop, r&b and neo-soul that warms you to the core. It's sparse rhythms and dubbed-out baselines are a perfect vehicle for her expressive vocals. They range from the intimate and the sensuous to the more heartbroken and tender. It's a deeply involving listen, this.
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Boca's 45 Tools Vol 1
Cat: COLD BEER MUSIC 001. Rel: 24 Nov 23
Bang Ya Head (3:15)
Uptown Party People (2:59)
Played by: Voodoocuts, Marc Hype
 in stock $16.43
Nobody But You
Cat: BCR 137. Rel: 16 Nov 23
Nobody But You (2:18)
Gift Of Life (3:23)
Review: We have always got time for new heat from Big Crown and that's just what we have here from Brainstory. This trio of artists take cues from the label's co-owner Leon Michels and his work interpreting the Wu-Tang but with this own energy. They dropped a first EP back in 2014 and since then have looked to jazz, hip-hop old and new, soul and cinematic opulence for their inspiration. This new 7" comes as the outfit is finishing off its second full length and is a fine taster of what to expect with a show stopping two-sider that will soon find its way into you heart.
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Find The Beauty
Find The Beauty (limited hand-numbered 7" in spot-varnished sleeve)
Cat: MP 7001. Rel: 30 Oct 23
Find The Beauty
Find The Beauty (instrumental)
Review: Bread & Souls is an ensemble of musicians, singers, DJs, producers and, most of all, long term friends: a globally-spread family re-gathered by Franco Fusari - entrepreneur, music lover and dreamer. 'Find The Beauty' is the project's 7" preview track (preceding the full project), featuring Detroit-based Paul Randolph on vocals, Tommaso Cappellato on drums, Marcus Machado on guitar and Taku Hirano on percussion, all directed by eclectic project leader and producer Mark de Clive-Lowe, the pianist and true electronic-jazz pioneer. A remarkably well-rounded disco-jazzdance sprawler full of glitzing swing and synthetic ornaments, there's something in 'Find The Beauty' for all the family.
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Played by: ISOUL8 (Volcov)
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Chakattic EP
Chakattic EP (hand-stamped 12" repress)
Cat: DWEB 101. Rel: 27 Nov 23
I Know You I Love You (Chakattic vocal mix) (6:26)
I Know You I Love You (reprise music & vocal only no beats mix) (6:07)
I Know You I Love You (bonus beats version) (3:18)
Review: This, ladies and Gentlemen, is big news. After a break of 12 years, pioneering West London broken beat collective Bugz In The Attic have reunited to deliver a brand new, ultra-limited 12" containing fresh revisions of 1981 Chaka Khan classic "I Know You, I Live You". The A-side "Chakattic Mix" is particularly wonderful, layering Khan's ultra-positive, life-affirming vocal above the crew's trademark bruk-up beats, jazzy bass and sensational jazz-funk synths (provided, no doubt, by original crew-member Kaidi Tathtam). Over on side B, they up the spine-tingling "end of night" factor via a version containing just music and vocals, before once more proving their immense drum programming skills via a delay-laden "Bonus Beats" DJ tool. In a word: brilliant.
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Tags: Jazz Funk
 in stock $22.24
Tambor De Cura
Cat: BJ 737. Rel: 02 Nov 23
Tambor De Cura (with Guinu) (4:02)
Devotion (4:04)
Review: Daniel David (FKA Trailer Limon) makes a great impression on Bastard Jazz with his first solo record. This 7" finds him link with the Jazz Mafia for a feature after he has done plenty of work with the legendary San Francisco duo the Pendletons. Because of that he is credited with helping to kickstart the Bay Area's modern funk resurgence but here he shows he has plenty of his own skills too. 'Tambor De Cura' (with Guinu) is bustling jazz that is vibrant and vivacious with big horns, steamy jungle atmospheres, humid pads, bird calls and many other great details that form a hefty groove. 'Devotion' is then a funky jazz fusion with cosmic pads and lush vocals.
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Rocket Love
Cat: DJREM 23. Rel: 07 Nov 23
Rocket Love (Jimpster dub)
Little Bit (Sean McCabe remix)
Our World (Kaidi Tatham remix)
Rocket Love (Jimpster remix)
Gorgeous (EVM128 remix)
Peace & Harmony (Kaidi Tatham remix)
Review: Detroit Rising's A Cosmic Jazz Funk Adventure album from back in 2018 was a superb coming together of some of the Motor City's finest talents. Now tracks from it get remixed by an equally fine mix of artists. Freerange label head Jimpster goes first with his silky and jazzy deep house version of 'Rocket Love'. Sean McCabe brings his signature soulful sound, broken beat don Kaidi Tatham keeps it lush with his rework of 'Our World' and and bristling new take on 'Peace & Harmony'. Last of all, EVM128 mixes up soulful vocals and shuffling drum breaks on his remix of 'Gorgeous.'
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Bad/Theme From SWAT
Bad/Theme From SWAT (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: DJB 4507. Rel: 24 Nov 23
Bad (DJ Bacon 808 SWATedit) (4:00)
Theme From SWAT (DJ Bacon 808 B Boy edit) (3:27)
Played by: Marc Hype
 in stock $16.70
White Label 06
White Label 06 (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: DJBWL 06. Rel: 24 Nov 23
Get Yo Freak On (Bacon takes Pelham remix) (3:23)
Five On It (Late Night Blunted mix) (4:11)
Played by: The Allergies
 in stock $16.70
Down & Up EP
Down & Up EP (12" + art print)
Cat: NERO 060. Rel: 20 Nov 23
On The Line (feat Lori) (4:11)
Brilliance (4:24)
Nothing Ever Changes (4:26)
Ya Nah Gonna Get It (feat K15) (5:04)
Just Roll (4:53)
Review: Broken beat fans take heed, the mighty Domu is back. Through his peak prolific years in the 00s Dominic Stanton helped define the scene orbiting Co-Op in London alongside Bugz In The Attic, Kaidi Tatham et al. One of his prime outlets for the skittering drum programming, rubbery bass and soul-drenched keys was Neroli, and now he returns to the label to toast their 60th release after something of a ten year hiatus. If you love Domu and the broken beat sound, you're going to love this record. Ascendant chords, rhythmic chops to jerk your hips to and a consistent warmth to keep you cosy - this is the sign of a true master at work.
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In A Dub Style
In A Dub Style (hand-stamped 12")
Cat: SEVS 24. Rel: 27 Oct 23
New Era (vocal mix) (4:50)
New Era (dub mix) (4:15)
Reasons (vocal mix) (4:52)
Reasons (dub mix) (5:08)
 in stock $16.43
Your Head You Know
Your Head You Know (10" (indie exclusive))
Cat: 634457 116061. Rel: 19 Oct 23
Your Head You Know (7:46)
Too Late To Turn (6:34)
When One Passes By (4:15)
 in stock $25.42
100 Sampler
Cat: BROAD 100A. Rel: 12 Oct 23
Farah - "Waiting" (Wipe The Needle vs Venuz beats remix) (5:45)
Colonel Red - "Feel The Rush" (Ziggy Funk Refix) (6:47)
Dinah Derby - "Baseline Music" (Bruk Rogers rework) (4:44)
Groove Chronicles - "Higher Soul" (Groove Chronicles Garage mix) (4:52)
Review: Shout out to the Broadcite label for hitting the not so insignificant milestone here of 100 releases. They mark the occasion with a beautiful various artists assemblage of sunny broken beats, house and garage. It's a Wipe The Needle vs Venuz beats remix of Farah's 'Waiting' that gets things started with some shuffling bossa-tinged beats and jazzy melodies while a Ziggy Funk Refix of Colonel Red is a soulful house cut that will get hips swinging. On the flip, a Bruk Rogers rework is super hot and steamy with its plunging basslines and then the garage dons Groove Chronicles close out with their sublime remix of their own 'Higher Soul'.
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Sacred Love
Cat: SE 703. Rel: 16 Nov 23
Sacred Love (feat Giulia La Rosa) (4:14)
Sacred Love (feat Giulia La Rosa (Clapping version)) (4:19)
Review: As Galathea, Sicilian producer Massimo Napoli has been cooking up some outstanding cuts for the Italian Space Echo label over the past couple of years. Afro-Latin rhythms, soul jazz, dub and more besides all feed into his sound, which manifests perfectly on this new single fronted by vocalist Giulia La Rosa. 'Sacred Love' has a stripped-back, minimalist approach which makes it all the more potent, as Napoli exercises a restraint which creates drama and tension in the negative space around the groove. La Rosa's smouldering vocal is the icing on the cake for this deep, funky cut which will turn heads each and every time it gets dropped.
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Tags: Afrobeat | Italian
 in stock $12.70
Pushing (limited 7")
Cat: SE 704. Rel: 16 Nov 23
Pushing (feat Derane Obika) (3:05)
Back In The Underwater (instrumental) (3:17)
 in stock $12.45
Postcard To Another Planet
Cat: FTC 09. Rel: 30 Oct 23
Postcard To Another Planet (5:55)
Track 2 (bonus track) (6:32)
Sarabi (7:13)
Track 4 (bonus track) (3:20)
Review: Kyle Hall makes another entry into the already fine discography of his Forget The Clock label with another fine four tracker. His usual raw style pervades from the off with the well swung drums and bumping kicks of the title track soon to get you in the groove. His signature diffuse synth work is what brings warmth and soul to the dusty drums of 'Track 2' while 'Sarabi' ups the pace with a more hurried groove and pent up sense of party joy. A second bonus track closes proceedings, with 'Track 4' layering up low slung drums and meandering cosmic leads to heady effect.
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Pink Mist EP
Pink Mist EP (limited 7")
Cat: WST 028. Rel: 10 Nov 23
Pink Mist (2:31)
Minute Of Angle (1:20)
Cairo Connect (2:49)
Pea Soup (1:24)
Review: Cinematic soundscapes, Middle Eastern funk, jazz and breaks make up some of the flavours of the new Havana Syndrome 7", which comes freshly to the repertoire of We Stray True, based in London. On this four-tracker, we hear pristine, front-and-centre library funk delivered straight to the dome; the lead track 'Pink Mist' is indeed a sticky noir-thriller slinker, heavy on the bass and complementary on the Rhodeses and triangles. The ensuing tracks are no less slinky either, with 'Minute Of Angle' as sleuthing and stealthy as a black cat up to no good; then comes 'Cairo Connect' and 'Pea Soup', the first of which brings jazz to the bazaar, while the second mixes back-alleyed night-movements with a flautist's flight of fancy.
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A Place In The Sun
A Place In The Sun (translucent yellow vinyl 7" + insert)
Cat: LIR 9V. Rel: 16 Nov 23
A Place In The Sun (Kaoru Inoue remix 45 edit) (3:47)
A Place In The Sun (dub) (4:27)
Review: Yasushi Ide has a storied career reaching back into the 80s club scene in Japan, and he's worked with many a legend in his time. He originally released 'A Place In The Sun' as a Japan-only track on his 2012 LP Late Night Blues, and now the track has been revived by NYC label Love Injection. The track which led to this release was in fact a limited dubplate mix of 'A Place In The Sun' by Kaoru Inoue, which the Love Injection founders Barbie Bertisch and Paul Raffaele found while on tour in Japan. In this remixed form on the A-side, or the dub version of the original on the flip, it's a resplendent slice of downtempo bathed in exquisite musicianship, not least Nobuyuki Nakajima's gorgeous Rhodes and Jamaican legend Ernest Ranglin's unmistakable guitar lines.
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Played by: Kaoru Inoue
 in stock $12.70
That Bop
That Bop (limited numbered 7")
Cat: EVO 9052. Rel: 05 Oct 23
That Bop (4:46)
Shamboozie (5:15)
Review: Bob James continues to innovate and remain revealing decades after first serving new standards in jazz funk. His latest album is another one that will connect with fans from across the ages not least because it features a rather prominent collaboration with the legendary hip-hop turntablist and producer DJ Jazzy Jeff who is best known for his partnership with Will Smith both in music and the hit US TV sitcom the Fresh Prince of Bell Air. Here Bob and Jazzy join up for 'That Bop' which is a thumping dance cut with big pano hooks that comes all those years after Jeff first samples James in something of a lovely full circle moment.
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14 (12")
Cat: JWTWN 014. Rel: 30 Nov 23
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Review: Just What The World Needs returns to their own self-titled label with a 14th outing of fiery disco heat. This is potent music that melds together jazz, funk and soul with a lashing of synth goodness. The opener is a real driver with emotive gospel vocals and mad jazz keys. Second is a slower jam with a more dreamy feel then the flip side comes on strong with jazz say leading the way beneath vaping chords and funky, smooth drums. Last of all is a supercharged leftfield bomb with explosive cosmic synths and the sort of energy that stands out in any set.
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Kwong (12")
Cat: MH 032. Rel: 10 Oct 23
The Light (feat Fishdoll) (5:51)
Fizz (4:57)
Mizu Le Gout (6:51)
Corundum (feat Voision Xi) (2:34)
Corundrum (5:46)
Review: Mood Hut's semi-regular forays into ambient-adjacent territory are always worth checking, largely for their preference for hallucinatory sounds, new age melodies and loved-up textures over academic concepts and po-faced experimentalism. Their latest chill-out room friendly missive, which comes courtesy of Chinese producer Knopha, embraces this approach while also offering nods to his own off-kilter dancefloor productions. So, opener 'Fizz', a languid, post-club shuffler, is followed by the jazz-flecked, opiate ambient soul of 'The Light', and the sun-bright joy of 'Mizu Le Gout', where loose-limbed breakbeats, star-burst melodies and cut-up vocal snippets catch the ear. Arguably best of all, though, is the EP-closing 'Corundrum', where Mediterranean guitar sounds and echoing electronic motifs cluster around a UK garage-influenced ambient house groove.
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Merchant (limited 12")
Cat: SAT 060. Rel: 07 Nov 23
Snow Storm (5:30)
Cargo (7:07)
Pilot (feat Joseph Batrouney) (4:46)
Storage Room (feat Leo Yucht) (3:26)
Helipad (6:03)
Review: Australian sound artist and composer Sean La'Brooy now calls New York home, although his work is restless and impossible to connect with a static location (if it's ever possible to call cities such as the Big Apple static). Merchant is a case in point. While we could be inclined to apply labels like ambient or downtempo to the work, ultimately it's both and then neither of those things. Take 'Cargo', for example. The kind of tune that confirms just how important overall context is to electronic music, this could be the most relaxed moment of a dance floor mix, or the most uptempo part of a lush sweeping soundscape journey. Elsewhere, 'Helipad' takes us into dubbier ends, while 'Pilot' brings Balearic elements to the fore in a beautifully warm and inviting sonic trip.
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LBB Dubplate No 3: The Unreleased Remixes Vol 1
Cat: FM PLB004. Rel: 10 Oct 23
Beware The Stranger (Ashley Beedle 'North Street West' vocal remix - extended version) (8:32)
Beware The Stranger (Matthew Herbert dub) (7:40)
Collage (Bruise remix - extended version) (6:22)
Blackbid (Foremost Poets Adventure mix) (12:47)
Review: For the third Lady Blackbird Dubplate, Foundation Music Productions present 'The Unreleased Remixes Volume 1', enlisting the expertise of four stalwarts of the scene to put their signature touch on proceedings. House legend Ashley Beedle kicks it off, taking the original of 'Beware The Stranger' over to the dancefloor with his signature lush strings and sumptuous keys. Think Frankie Knuckles meets Nuyorican Soul. Then comes an array of curveballs; Matthew Herbert gets lowercase with it on his own dub of the song, producing an ambient-audiophilic post-punk resonator, while Bruise and Foremost Poets reintroduce us to the dance with further, highbrow soul-spiced iterations of 'Collage' and 'Blackbird' respectively.
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Vinyl Love (Kero Uno remix)
Cat: PIBE 004. Rel: 20 Nov 23
Vinyl Love (Kero Uno remix) (4:08)
Dont Kill My Vibes (Kero Uno remix) (3:46)
Review: Kero Uno has been kicking for almost two decades, credited with reviving jazz sensibilities in hip-hop almost three decades since it, unfortunately, fell out of fashion around the turn of the century. K1 introduces city-pop and jazz-hop to two of Kdots biggest tracks, 'Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe' and 'Love', the former of which was put on SoundCloud almost a decade ago now and created nothing but buzz. K1 skyrocketed to fame, having his album crowdfunded by excited fans and catching the attention of Kendrick's own mix engineer Derek Ali. The 'Don't Kill My Vibes' mix flips the 2012 hit into a vibraphone-led synthy jazz slice of heaven, while the 'Love' flip, 'Vinyl Love', is a chill, wavey city-pop banger, with subtle brass and airtight percussion coming together in perfect matrimony.
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Babylon Shuffle
Cat: TB 008. Rel: 23 Nov 23
Call Yu Out (2:26)
Babylon Shuffle (feat Achante) (3:15)
In Da Morning/Shaka (feat Achante) (5:18)
Mango In Da Parish (5:34)
Unformidable/Call It Out (5:41)
Og (outro) (2:34)
Review: It's time to touch base with Errol and Alex Rita's Touching Bass here as the small but already great-sounding label hits release number eight with this fine Babylon Shuffle release. All six tracks from Last Nubian and Geneva's Sweet Fruity Brunch blend the sounds of inner city London with deep house and broken beats, starting with the party vibes of 'Call Yu Out'. 'In Da Morning/Shaka' (feat Achante) then has lithe and wispy synths shimmering over metallic broken beats with great vocals adding soul and 'Mango In Da Parish' is a b-side highlight with its beautifully delicate house drums keeping the dancefloor afloat next to jazzy flutes.
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Played by: Mike O'Mara
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EP 2
EP 2 (12" with obi-strip)
Cat: SSJ 01712. Rel: 07 Nov 23
The Remedy (6:14)
Vanguard (feat Tyrone Isaac Stuart) (4:38)
The Score (5:07)
Givin Up (feat Allysha Joy) (5:26)
 in stock $14.31
Belleville Boogie EP
Belleville Boogie EP (limited 12")
Cat: BB 001. Rel: 22 Nov 23
Le Pacifique (6:06)
Grateful (feat Fred Melosax) (3:21)
J'aime Danser (6:02)
Bella Belleville (5:42)
Played by: Superbreak
 in stock $18.81
Fix Up The Seed
Cat: BW 002. Rel: 17 Nov 23
LL Smooth K - "Fix Up The Seed" (4:01)
Gregory Porter - "Liquid Spirit" (DJ Snatch edit) (4:13)
 in stock $11.39
Marc Mac/Ulrich Troyer/Dan Curtin/RTB2 Remix
Marc Mac/Ulrich Troyer/Dan Curtin/RTB2 Remix (hand-stamped 12" + hand-numbered insert limited to 100 copies)
Cat: SDBANU 1207. Rel: 09 Nov 23
Reminiscence (Marc Mac remix) (5:15)
Pigeons (Ulrich Troyer remix) (4:47)
Mumpsimus (Dan Curtin remix) (6:18)
Quanked (RTB2 remix) (3:48)
 in stock $16.70
PIAS 40 (12")
Cat: BIAS 4013. Rel: 26 Oct 23
Falling Elevators (6:48)
City Sleeps (5:30)
Killer Inside Me (Killer long version) (4:56)
Truth Is Out Of Style (12" version) (6:01)
I'm Going Straight To Hell (3:59)
Born With Monkey Asses (12" version) (6:02)
Review: Coming to PIAS' 40th Anniversary celebrations series, we hear Mark Thomas Griffin, better known as MC 900 Ft. Jesus, rerelease six tracks of his best works in the realm of bombastic hip-hop, rap, electro, cut-up, big beat and jazz. To illustrate the artist's sense of humour, Griffin's stage name came from a sermon by Oral Roberts, in which the televangelist claimed that a 900-foot-tall (270 m) Jesus Christ had come to him in a vision. Perfectly obscure cuts for any contemporary hip-hop/beats DJ, most of these tracks originate from Griffin's standout 1991 album Welcome To My Dream, a leftfield/cut-up opus in its own right.
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 in stock $13.52
Run For Cover
Run For Cover (numbered 7" + sticker limited to 300 copies)
Cat: MB 45003. Rel: 20 Oct 23
Run For Cover (5:02)
Azul (4:43)
Review: Medline is on a mission to serve up his own fresh cover versions of well known tunes from the movies, library music vaults, jazz funk scenes and worldwide rare grooves. He is one man who plays flute, guitar, keyboard, pads, drums, percussions and violin and lays down each part of the tune and then puts them all together with some extra studio touches at a later date. He mixes the music himself so that it is live sounding and vibrant, and then shares it with the world. These latest two cuts are heavy Afrobeat gems with cosmic synth work, psyched-out melodies and jazz invention that makes them captivating in the extreme.
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Remind Me
Cat: DR 0002. Rel: 01 Nov 23
Remind Me (feat Patrice Rushen) (4:00)
Chameleon (3:58)
Review: Dippin' Records second release hears a new project from multi-instrumentalist Yuki Kanesaka, Monolog, taking on two classics from Patrice Rushen and Herbie Hancock respectively. First up and featuring the legend herself on vocals and synth lead, comes a re-performed version of the undeniable Patrice Rushen hit 'Remind Me', with a new twist. The flip, meanwhile, comprises a cover of none other than Herbie Hancock's 'Chameleon', this time hearing Julian Dessler on trumpet and with remaining live instrumentation played and produced entirely by the one-man band Yuki Kanesaka.
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 in stock $13.77
Fritz The Cat
Cat: MXMRK 2063. Rel: 23 Oct 23
Fritz The Cat (Mr K edit) (4:44)
You Believed In Me (Mr K instrumental edit) (4:52)
Review: Mr. K's series of edits continues. Any self-respecting music head is well familiar with the Most Excellent Unlimited series from Mr K aka Danny Krivit by now, and the latest entry into it is another doozy on 45rpm. The A-side features an edit of the title tune from a 1972 Ralph Bakshi animation originally played by a top crew of San Francisco area musicians. It is a steamy funk workout in a Latin jazz style with plenty of reverb and DJ friendly grooves. Flip it over and you'll find a gem from Philadelphia's Executive Suite which In Mr. K's hands is lit up with addictive strings and driving rhythms that never let up.
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 in stock $11.93
Quiet Music Under The Moon Sampler (45 Adapter Edition)
Quiet Music Under The Moon Sampler (45 Adapter Edition) (limited hand-numbered 7" + wooden 45 adapter)
Cat: MUKAT 08845ADAPTER. Rel: 20 Nov 23
Moon Shower
Oyasumi, Ohayo
Review: Mukatsuku looks to the legendary Japanese downtempo producer Calm here for a new, hand-numbered 7" in the form of his 'Quiet Music Under The Moon' sampler. It features two tunes taken from his masterful new album, the first being 'Oyasumi, Ohayo' where subtle synths ripple beneath Balearic leads. It's heartbroken ambient introspection for late-night star gazing. On the flip, 'Moon Shower' is more hopeful and optimistic, with mellifluous layers of synth shimmer like the sun off the Med. It's beautiful and cathartic with Calm's majestic synth craft front and centre.
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 in stock $10.07
A Story About You
A Story About You (limited 7")
Cat: URDC 84. Rel: 03 Nov 23
A Story About You (4:28)
Sweet Power Your Embrace (4:07)
Review: Prolific Japanese jazzers Nautilus - made up of drummer Toshiyuki Sasaki, keyboardist Daisuke Takeuchi, and bassist Shigeki Umezawa - present their latest 7" release 'A Story About You'. It's an emotive A-and-B-sider of mournful mood, with the A-side cemented by rolling pianos and a central lyric-melody performed by Mariko's talkbox, and B-sider 'Sweet Power Your Embrace' coming as a cover of the 1977 classic by James Mason. Signaling news of a full-length album to come - you'd better fasten your seatbelts.
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 in stock $19.61
Jump Around
Jump Around (limited white vinyl 7")
Cat: OD 00445WHITE. Rel: 05 Oct 23
Nautilus - "Jump Around" (feat Luvit, Flip, Spax & MC Yinka - Glueset remix) (4:10)
Anna Sato & Toshiyuki Sasaki - "Rokucho" (1:29)
Anna Sato & Toshiyuki Sasaki - "Rokucho" (Slick Walk remix) (3:17)
Review: Japanese Jazz Trio Nautilus do what they do best here with another fantastic flipping of a much loved classic. It arrives on German label Oonops Drops and finds them link with pals in the form of Japan's Luvit, Austria's Flip, Germany's Spax and Greece's Yink who all spit bars over opener 'Jump Around' to make it into a slick and seductive joint. Nautilus members Anna Sato and drummer Toshiyuki Sasaki lead out the original version of 'Rokucho' which then, on the flip, has a fine rework from Slick Walk that pays tribute to the original while adding something fresh.
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Played by: Voodoocuts
 in stock $19.34
Crush On The Beachside (feat K15 remix)
Cat: SCP 002. Rel: 02 Oct 23
Crush On The Beachside (6:31)
Shattered (5:10)
Crush On The Beachside (K15 remix) (7:00)
Cracking (5:50)
Review: New Digital Fidelity has been making sweet moves recently with a debut on the lauded Moods & Grovers label out of Detroit followed up by a single on his own Scopic Records. Now he brings his class to Crush On The Beachside and again shows off his love of Detroit house vibes. Opener 'Crush On The Beachside' is raw and intense with humid chords and jacked-up drums, then 'Shattered' brings more loose and jumbled beatdown grooves and 'Crush On The Beachside' (K15 remix) is then bubbly, jazzy and cuddly. 'Cracking' rounds out with more rich chord work and bristling drum funk.
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The Remix Machine Vol 2 (Nickodemus remixes)
La Isla - "Megablast" (feat Eribertho Cruz) (4:12)
OVEOUS & QVLN - "Queimar" (3:31)
Myles Bigelow - "Los Ojos" (feat Toto Berrie - Nickodemus & Zeb remix) (4:29)
Antonis Antonio - "Yiorti" (feat Efthymia Alphas) (5:42)
Balkan Bump - "Cocek Amerika" (4:13)
Lagartijeando - "Cumbia De La Muerte" (4:33)
Review: Last year, Wonderwheel Recordings founder returned to Turntables on the Hudson with The Remix Machine, a vast digital compilation (and eight-track vinyl sampler) featuring some of the countless reworks he's completed since the 1990s. This second 12" expands on that set, serving up six more of the New York-based producer's favourite re-rubs. There's plenty to set the pulse racing throughout, from the rolling Cuban house business of his Megablast tweak ('La Isla'), and a low-slung, d&b-influenced Latin breaks take on OVEOUS & QVLN, to a suspenseful slab of psych-funk-goes house (the New Yorker's tweak of 'Yiorti' by Antois Antonio), and even some bouncy, low-tempo Balkan beats (Balkan Bump's 'Codek America'). Hot global fusion business!
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 in stock $23.31
Sacred Tones
Cat: TWO 050. Rel: 14 Nov 23
Sacred Tones (feat Sugah lyrics) (8:33)
That Something (feat Nina Hadzi Antich) (8:37)
Review: Antonio Ocasio is a spiritual house veteran truly embedded in the story of NYC house music since he minted the Tribal Winds label in 1998. There were a few years where things went quiet, but Ocasio has been back in action in 2023 and swiftly following up the Soulciety Music Series release with this stunning 12". On the A-side we get Sugah Lyrics offering her hushed, poetic vocal tones amidst the rolling percussion and dreamlike synth work of 'Sacred Tones'. The flip takes a different path as a mellow, soulful composition lays the groundwork for Nina Hadz Antich's sweet singing on 'That Something', once again affirming Ocasio's gifts as a songwriter and producer as well as an NYC deep house staple.
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Played by: Superbreak
 in stock $19.61
Aliens (translucent green vinyl 7")
Cat: FLRS 161. Rel: 03 Nov 23
Aliens (part 1) (4:25)
Aliens (part 2) (3:06)
 in stock $18.81
Planet Jazz
Planet Jazz (limited 12")
Cat: AGN7VN 003. Rel: 10 Nov 23
Planet Jazz (7:07)
Mezzo Forte (8:00)
Backyard Bustle (6:18)
Forward (7:14)
Review: Building on more than 20 years in the game, recent times have seen London-based junglist Opius exploring album formats and deeper strains within d&b and jungle on labels like Silent Force, Time Tunnel and his own Ballpark. Now he arrives on AGN7 Audio with a blistering exercise in experimental d&b that takes a broader look at what a breakbeat can be. The emphasis here is on jazz, as blasts of post bop drumming get sliced and diced into head-rushing constructions that feel as fresh as the first time you heard someone getting busy with an amen.
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 in stock $12.70
Getaway EP
Getaway EP (limited 1-sided 12")
Cat: LPMP 630. Rel: 12 Oct 23
Dirty Dancer
Without You (interlude)
 in stock $27.82
Beach Road EP
Cat: OS 003. Rel: 09 Oct 23
B Forest (3:53)
Diablo (3:17)
Abbey (3:11)
Beach Road (3:41)
Digital (2:35)
Follow (2:41)
Review: There's not a huge amount we can say with certainty about O$VMV$M. The act is based in Bristol, UK, and certainly reinforce preconceptions of the city as a hotbed for leftfield stuff. Whether that's politics, art, or, in this case, music. Or perhaps all three. Beach Road is as much an exercise in sound-as-art as it is music per se, and as such is a strong statement about the lack of vision and imagination stalking streaming services and record shops alike in 2023.

None of which is to say that O$VMV$M's six-track EP isn't packed with incredible music. 'Diablo', one of the wildest, strangest efforts here, is disjointed mutant pop-electronica that seems like someone is warming up for an MPC showcase, and exemplifies our point. It's pleasurable to hear, but fascinating to take apart. Similar points can be made about the sparse, glitchy percussion of 'Beach Road' and 'Follow', making this one for the deep dive enthusiasts.
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 in stock $15.88
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