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Sons Of Ethiopia
Sons Of Ethiopia (limited LP)
Cat: FRB 007. Rel: 27 Jul 20
  1. Anhi Bale Game
  2. Bhta's Highlife
  3. Tez Alegn Yetintu
  4. Kalatashew Waga
  5. Wed Enate
  6. Samba Shegitu
  7. Astwesalehu
Review: Admas' debut album, Sons of Ethopia, is probably best known for "Kalatashew Waga", a polyrhythm-fuelled chunk of melodious synthesizer funk that was memorably remixed by Andras Fox back in 2015. Here, the in-demand album gets an official reissue for the first time since it first appeared on the obscure African Heritage Records label way back in 1984. The band's unique blend of styles and instruments - think synthesizer-heavy instrumental boogie, electronic Afro-beat, dewy-eyed AOR soul and cheery highlife - remains as alluring and surprising as ever. Given that original copies are almost impossible to find, this is a much-needed reissue.
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coming soon $36.40
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The Sojourner (reissue)
Cat: PLP 6950. Rel: 27 Jul 20
  1. Music Is Nothing But A Prayer
  2. Ecstasy
  3. The Sojourner
  4. Circles
  5. Trace Of Trane
  6. Vibration Love Call
  7. Malika
  8. Optimystical
  9. Peace
Review: Another fine deep spiritual Jazz reissue on Japanese label P-Vine that came out on Strata East originally in 1974. Soaring vocals are charismatic of this album and it features the track Optimystical which Andres previously sampled.
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coming soon $32.25
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Check It Out People
Check It Out People (7" limited to 300 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: SSR 218. Rel: 31 Jul 20
  1. Beastie Boys Vs MFSB - "Check It Out People"
  2. MFSB - "People All Over The World" (dub)
Review: The latest edition in DJ Soopasoul's "Soopastole Edits" series looks like it may fly off the shelves, and with good reason. The lead cut is not an edit per se, but rather a crafty, clever and expertly produced mash-up that places selected rap flows from the acapella version of Beastie Boys classic "Ch-Check It Out" over a tightened up and fattened up rearrangement of MFSB's disco-era jam "People All Over The World". Sometimes these kinds of mash-ups can be messy, but this genuinely isn't, with the Beasties' vocals fitting the backing track like a glove. Over on side B Soopasoul shares his tweak of the MFSB track, which is entirely instrumental bar periodic use of the band's female backing vocals. In a word: ace!
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Played by: SOOPASOUL
coming soon $10.66
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How Superstitious
How Superstitious (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: SSR 217. Rel: 31 Jul 20
  1. How Superstitious
  2. How Superstitious (instrumental)
Review: DJ Soopasoul's last mash-up was an inspired affair that saw him perfectly fuse tracks by Philadelphia Soul legends MFSB and the Beastie Boys. Here he takes a similar approach, placing the rap vocals from Redman and Method Man's 1995 classic "How High" atop a suitably funky, lolloping beat crafted from Clavinet-heavy sections from Stevie Wonder's party-starting floor-heater "Superstitious". It works remarkably well on the A-side vocal mix, and those who'd not heard either track would be convinced that there was no mash-up antics going on. Over on side B you'll find an instrumental mix that showcases Soopasoul's editing skills; minus the Redman/Method Man vocals, is a fine re-edit of the Stevie Wonder jam.
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coming soon $10.40
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The Garage Box
The Garage Box (5x7" box set + slipmats)
Cat: MXMRKBX 005.
  1. Let's Get Together (Disc 1)
  2. Somebody Else's Guy
  3. Evolution (Disc 2)
  4. Catch The Rhythm
  5. Haven't Been Funked Enough (Disc 3)
  6. Education (Mr. K 7" edit Of Larry Levan mix)
  7. Standing In Line (Disc 4 - Mr. K 7" edit Of Larry Levan mix)
  8. Slap Slap Lickedy Lap (Mr. K 7" edit Of Larry Levan mix)
  9. I May Not Be There (Disc 5)
  10. Changes (Mr. K 7" edit Of Larry Levan mix)
Review: Mr. K and Most Excellent Unlimited are back with another must have motherlode of ten essential cuts on 7-inch, assembling a serious cross-section of diverse jams that were particularly popular at The Garage, majority of which appearing on 7-inch for the very first time in any form, let alone in these unique quintessential edits. Patrick Adams and Greg Carmichael production, female diva classic "Let's Get Together" backed with a previously unreleased NYC Peech Boys demo version of "Somebody Else's Guy." Tough South Bronx funk "Standing In Line". Synth epic, Krivit's classic edit of "Evolution". Disco Funk edit of Larry Levan's "Slap, Slap, Lickedy Lap". With much more in this diverse and remarkably sought after tracklist, surprises, like "Catch The Rhythm" (the only Boris Midney production regularly played at The Garage), along with Mr. K's previously Japan-only edit of Loleatta Holloway tour de force "I May Not Be There When You Want Me". Five singles impressively mastered with maximum fidelity and playability for an exclusive Record Store Day, including a bonus pair of newly designed, Mr. K seven-inch slipmats.
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Played by: The Allergies
coming soon $54.09
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Nuthin' But A G Thing
Nuthin' But A G Thing (7" limited to 300 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: IMP 004. Rel: 31 Jul 20
  1. DR DRE - "Nuthin' But A G Thing" (45 edit)
  2. The Lady Of Rage - "Afro Puffs" (45 edit)
Review: For those whose Californian hip-hop collection is missing a few gems, the West Coast Classics series should be a must-check. The latest edition in the series of the light-touch "45 Edits" by Ronnie Frazzle serves up two more essential cuts from the peerless Dr Dre and lesser-celebrated Death Row Records signee The Lady of Rage. Side A boasts the superb "Nuthin' But A G Thing" from Dre's iconic 1992 album "The Chronic", in which the main man and Snoop Dogg trade verses over a typically on-point G-funk style beat. The Lady of Rage's 1994 jam "Afro Puffs" is a darker, sleazier and tougher affair, with the Virginia-raised rapper's distinctive flow rising above punchy beats, creepy chords and a filthy analogue bassline.
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Played by: Marc Hype
coming soon $10.66
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Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo
  1. Atalala
  2. As Feras
  3. Foicera
  4. Rio Corrente
  5. Macareu
  6. Fuga
  7. Flauta De Bambu
  8. Tema Pro Alvarito
Review: Since it was first released in the collective's native Brazil in 1978, the self-titled debut album from Guilherme Coutinho E O Groupo Stalo has become a sought-after item amongst collectors of Latin jazz. This reissue - the first of any kind - proves why. Offering a mixture of samba-soaked Latin jazz rhythms, sweet vocals, spacey analogue synthesizer sounds, Azymuth style electric piano motifs, MPB style songwriting and Brazilian jazz-funk stylistic tropes, it's a joyously sunny and quirkily off-kilter affair that impresses from start to finish. Production wise it's a little loose and fuzzy round the edges, but that only adds to the album's obvious allure. Recommended!
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coming soon $27.56
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BONFIDO 001
BONFIDO 001 (hand-stamped 140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: BONFIDO 001. Rel: 06 Jul 20
  1. Panama Cardoon - "Olofofu"
  2. Fixed Angles - "Tabou"
  3. Sirhan - "Le Flute"
  4. Chico & Bianca - "Anole"
Review: BONFIDO DISQUES is a new born label with a vision towards nostalgic Exotic Disco and Afro Cosmic House remakes for the dancefloor. For their first instalment they compiled 4 dj-friendly, fast paced heaters that will definately save the night. A fusion of banging spicy drums and rare 80's melodies for the body and soul on a limited edition, hand stamped 12".




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coming soon TBA
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I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know (reissue)
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know (reissue) (coloured vinyl 12" limited to 100 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: CIRCUIT T2 SPECIAL 12 2 COLOUR.
  1. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know (Timmy Regisford original version) (5:47)
  2. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know (Joaquin's edit & Overdub version) (7:07)
Review: Second time around for Timmy Regisford's inspired rework of Donny Hathaway's 1972 classic "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know", an unofficial revision that first slipped out on white label a couple of years ago. Regisford's revision is inspired, with the veteran New York producer layering Hathaway's heartfelt vocals and select instrumental elements from the original mix (guitar, orchestration) over a bed of rolling house beats and layered percussion. It's an emotional, life-affirming affair that re-casts the melancholic original as a stirring house classic. Over on side B, Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell offers an equally fine "Edits and Overdubs" version that adds some brand-new synth solos, spacey electronics and sweat-soaked percussion to Regisford's impressive revision.
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Played by: Vincent Inc
coming soon $20.02
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Jazz Is Dead
Cat: LJID 001. Rel: 17 Jul 20
  1. Hey Lover (feat Roy Ayers)
  2. Distant Mode (feat Gary Bartz)
  3. Nancy Wilson (feat Brian Jackson)
  4. Conexao (feat Joao Donato)
  5. Down Deep (feat Doug Carn)
  6. Apocalíptico (feat Azymuth)
  7. Nao Saia Da Praca (feat Marcos Valle)
  8. Jazz Is Dead (feat The Midnight Hour)
Review: Over the last 12 months, Adrian Younge and A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammad have been inviting some legendary musicians to swing by the former's Los Angeles studio to make fresh tracks with vintage equipment. The results are detailed on "Jazz Is Dead", a superb album that combines elements of dusty soundtrack jazz, soul, jazz-funk, Latin jazz and head-nodding live beats influenced by the duo's hip-hop roots. Highlights include the atmospheric, slow-motion warmth of Roy Ayers collaboration "Hey Lover", the floor-rocking fusion heaviness of epic Azymuth hook-up "Apocaliptico", the languid sweetness of 'Down Deep" (featuring Doug Carn) and the samba-soaked sunshine that is Marcos Valle composition "Nao Saia Da Praca".
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Played by: Andrea passenger
coming soon $27.32
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Think
Think (7")
Cat: MS 3412.
  1. Think
  2. Think (instrumental)
Review: It was way back in 1989 when Main Source made their debut with a double A-side single featuring "Think" and "Atom". Here the latter track is given a seven-inch reissue, with the group's original version being joined by a flipside instrumental. The joy of "Atom", aside from the band's high-octane, delay-laden vocals, is the vibrant, party-hearty nature of the backing track. Bass-heavy and blessed with crunchy, club-ready drum breaks, it features extensive samples (horns, guitars etc.) from Marvin Gaye and Tammi Tyrell's 1967 Motown classic "Little Ole Boy, Little Ole Girl". These give the track a soulful and funky feel that's guaranteed to put smiles on faces.
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Played by: I Love Hip Hop
coming soon $16.64
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Blackbird: Special Unofficial Edits & Overdubs (reissue)
Blackbird: Special Unofficial Edits & Overdubs (reissue) (coloured vinyl 12" limited to 200 copies repress) (1 per customer)
Cat: CIRCUITTSPECIAL 123. Rel: 30 Jul 20
  1. Blackbird (Timmy's Shelter version) (5:41)
  2. Blackbird (Joe edits & Overdubs version) (8:40)
  3. Blackbird (Joaquin edits & Overdubs bonus beats Organ dub) (8:16)
  4. Rebel Nina (1:24)
Review: Here's a special club 12" for serious heads dealing in a set of mixes of "Blackbird". You have to come correct when you dare step to Nina Simone, but you know full well the cast of characters assembled on this 12" can be trusted with the high priestess of soul. Timmy Regisford is up first, bringing some intense organ lines and Lately bass into the mix with a perfect balance between jubilant expression and tension. Joe Claussell then steps up with two different edit and overdub versions, where the organs get poured on more liberally and the whole jam boils over. As a wonderful bonus element, you get a powerful acapella monologue from Nina Simone to close out the B side.
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coming soon $20.02
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Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics Volume 2
Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics Volume 2 (hand-numbered 7" in gold ink hand-stamped inner sleeve + Juno exclusive branded card sleeve) (1 per customer)
Cat: MUKAT 073. Rel: 27 Jul 20
  1. Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu - "What Is Life ?"
  2. Pat Thomas - "Gyae Su" (Mpaebo LP version)
Review: Mukatsuku presents the second volume of killer Ghanaian highlife/afrofunk monsters this time focusing on two artists legendary in the genre. First up first time on a 45 from 1980 is '' What Is Life '' from the Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu album ''Conflict Nkru! ''. Amazing brass,flute and afrocentric rhythms lay the path for the track once heard never forgotten. On the flip first time ever on a 45 Pat Thomas who features on volume 1 of the series comes correct with possibly the best version (and there are a few ) of ''Gyae Su'' . With its jangly african guitar licks and infectious chorus lines the feel good factor is set to maximum. Another dope afro burner on Mukatsuku and sure to sell out fast. 500 hand numbered copies and no repress
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coming soon $7.28
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Electric Murder
Cat: KALITA 005LP. Rel: 29 Aug 20
  1. Funky Boogie Woogie
  2. I Don't Want To Share Your Love
  3. Electric Murder
  4. Inspiration
  5. Shake
  6. April Girl
Review: In 1983 a group of Nigerian musicians in London headed into a studio in Hoxton Square and recorded their sole LP: a boogie and disco-infused set called 'Electric Murder'. The album was released the same year on a tiny Nigerian label, meaning that copies of this obscure classic have been sought after ever since. As this beautifully packaged and produced reissue proves, 'Electric Murder' has lost none of its lustre. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the slap-bass heavy celebration of opener "Funky Boogie Woogie" and the deep disco brilliance of "Electric Murder", to the low-slung, delay-laden disco-funk gem "Shake" and sugary, synth-laden slow jam "April's Girl", a track that boasts some suitably super electric piano solos.
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coming soon $19.25
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Stank Soul Edits Vol 6
Cat: BBP 174. Rel: 07 Aug 20
  1. Stealin' Alright
  2. Stealin' Nolan
Review: Five years on from the release of the first seven-inch, Mako and Mr Bristow's Soul Edits" series reaches volume six. On the A-side's "Stealin Alright" they get to work on a riotous slab of funk-rock heaviness from the golden age of the sound - albeit one whose sweaty drum breaks, weighty bass and gravelly guitars also come accompanied by steel pan melodies. It's an odd combination but one that works really well. Over on side B, "Stealin' Nolan" is a tidy edit of another rhythm and blues style dancefloor workout, this time rich in stomping drums, memorable guitar riffs and stomping, Northern Soul style drums.
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coming soon $8.59
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We Do It (DJ Spinna remix)
  1. We Do It (DJ Spinna remix)
  2. We Do It (Jazz Spastiks remix)
Review: A decade has passed since Slum Village jumped on a KVBeats instrumental and delivered "We Do It", a warm, sweet and bass-heavy number full of the Detroit act's usual on-point rap flows. Here the track is given a 2020 makeover courtesy of hired hands DJ Spinna and Jazz Spastiks. Spinna naturally opts for a distinctively "Golden era" vibe, laying the Motor City crew's raps over a relaxed, head-nodding beat rich in jazzy double bass samples, crunchy snares and woozy electric piano chords. The jazz Spastiks up the tempo on their flipside version, delivering a revision that's closer in tone to Slum Village's original while offering all manner of subtle differences and dancefloor-focused touches.
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coming soon $13.27
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45s Collection
45s Collection (double 7")
Cat: DYNAM 7070/7071. Rel: 06 Jul 20
  1. C'mon Children
  2. Bad Tune
  3. Help Somebody
  4. Moment Of Truth
Review: Dynamite Cuts' latest extra-special double "45" mines ones of the earliest albums from soul and funk legends Earth, Wind & Fire, a 1971 set that was notably more psychedelic in sound than many of their more celebrated later releases. Opener "C'mon Children" is fiery, weighty and driving in the style of San Francisco funk-rock heavyweights "Tower of Power", while "Bad Tune" more than lives up to its title in a "bad meaning good" way (it also includes some crazy solos, which is no bad thing). Over on disc two, "Help Somebody" is an insanely up-tempo, horn-heavy Boogaloo style romp, while "Momet of Truth" is a low-down funk number straight out of the top drawer.
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Played by: Dynamite Cuts
coming soon $16.64
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Mystic Brew
Cat: VNG 002. Rel: 14 Sep 20
  1. Mystic Brew (part 1)
  2. Mystic Brew (part 2)
Review: Taken from a trio of 45s from the Vong45 record label, here the West Loop collective remake some of their favourite soul, jazz and funk tracks. This release in the series has West Loop remaking the original foundation to the A Tribe Called Quest masterpiece 'Electric Relaxation' - 'Mystic Brew' as recorded by Blue Note keyboard player Ronnie Foster in 1972. Featuring all live instrumentation including some fierce Hammond organ vamps, a deep rich bassline and a vibrant electric piano solo, West Loop revitalise the jazziness of the original on 'Part 1' but move into a funkier direction with 'Part 2' on the flip. Perfect 45 territory for the funk and hip hop DJs.
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coming soon TBA
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Jibiti
  1. Jibiti (Bosq remix)
  2. Jibiti (Bosq remix instrumental)
Review: Kaleta's first full-length collaboration with the Super Yamba Band, 2019's "Medaho", was something of a slept-on treat: a fiendishly psychedelic Afrobeat affair that was every bit as heavy, colourful and vibrant as you'd expect. Here, one of the album's standout tunes gets the remix treatment courtesy of long-serving, party-starting musical fusionist Bosq. The Ubiquity and Soul Clap stalwart delivers vocal and instrumental passes of "Jibiti", both of which make great use of Kaleta's vocals and Super Yamba Band's fuzzy, Fela Kuti-style horn lines. Bosq's groove is closer in feel to Afro-disco than the original album version, though the bassline, organ stabs and vocals are pure Afrobeat gold.
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coming soon $11.71
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Palimpsest
  1. Sun Spell
  2. Palimpsest
  3. 6 O'Clock Rock
  4. Everyday Break
Review: Remarkably, percussionist and DJ-turned-producer Hiatt DB is the first ever American artist to sign for Rhythm Section International. Based in New Orleans, he makes music inspired not only by his love of club music, but also sounds and styles from around the world. This debut neatly reflects these disparate influences, offering up vibrant tracks that defy easy categorization. Check first the twisted lead lines, pulsing sub-bass, sweaty piano stabs and pots-and-pans percussion of "Sun Spell", before admiring the densely layered breakbeats and West African drums of "Palimpest". "6 O'Clock Rock" is a woozy and warming shuffle where calypso percussion, hazy strings and cut-up vocal samples make an impression, while "Everyday Break" is a luscious chunk of sun-up goodness for dancers who like it warm and breezy.
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Played by: PBR Streetgang
coming soon $10.92
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Allegria De Vino Vol 1
  1. Allegria De Vino
  2. Bordeaux (part 1)
  3. Gamay All Day
Review: Andres (aka DJ Dez) steps up to join the MotorCity Wine family in fine style with the Allegria de Vino series. For this 2 volume series Andres flexes his blunted downtempo beat-driven side, complete with his primo cut skills celebrating our favorite red, white, and pink libations. Both volumes feature 3 instrumental hip-hop beats, cut loud at 33.3 rpm, pressed with love at Archer on Detroit's east side, and housed in the MotorCity Wine company 7" jacket.
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coming soon $9.10
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Riddims Of Culture 2
Riddims Of Culture 2 (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 090. Rel: 24 Feb 20
  1. Riddim Of Inari (extended mix) (4:51)
  2. Mi C'Yaan (3:18)
  3. When Will You Come Down? (4:01)
  4. Picayune (3:13)
  5. Cricket (part II) (3:07)
  6. Ancient Nomads (4:07)
Review: REPRESS ALERT: Emotional Rescue continue to explore the fruitful early '90s exploits of The New Morning, a Munich-based crew who took their lead from the Afro-Cosmic scene pioneered in Northern Italy by DJs like Danielle Baldelli and Beppe Loda. On this second installment of spiritually charged, low tempo club killers, you get the chants and percussion of "Riddim Of Inari", tightly looped West African funk of "Mi C'Yaan" and the stunningly evocative "When Will You Come Down?". There's more rolling rhythmic business to be enjoyed on "Picayune" while "Cricket (part II)" amps up the distortion without losing the groove, and then "Ancient Nomads" seals off this volume in style with a slow, hard-slapping beat to get fully entranced too.
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coming soon $11.44
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In This World (reissue)
In This World (reissue) (LP with obi-strip)
Cat: PLP 6983. Rel: 21 Aug 20
  1. Narration
  2. Billy Wooten - "Somebody's Calling My Name"
  3. Billy Wooten - "Chicango (Chicago Land)"
  4. Steve Weakley - "Blues In The Pocket"
  5. Billy Wooten - "Indy Cakewalk Rag"
  6. Billy Wooten - "Dancing & Singing"
  7. Steve Weakley - "Steve's Song"
  8. Roger Nichols - "Times Of Your Life"
  9. Billy Wooten - "Summerlight"
  10. Billy Wooten - "Crown Royale"
  11. Billy Wooten - "In This World"
Review: It must be a long awaited reissue fot many of Rare Groove fans. Billy Wooten And Special Friends Featuring Steve Weakley (FUNK INC.) was issued in 1979. P-Vine reissued it as CD & LP in 2007 and the edition is highly recommended by collectors. Needless to say, the original LP is more expensive. Now we present it as limited pressing vinyl with OBI.
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coming soon $39.52
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Riddims Of Culture 3
Riddims Of Culture 3 (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: ERC 091. Rel: 24 Feb 20
  1. Kongo Bina (Trance vocal) (7:19)
  2. Roots & Culture (4:24)
  3. Flatline (3:36)
  4. Satan (dub) (3:37)
  5. Riddim Of Inari (Tribal mix) (5:52)
  6. Anthems (4:06)
Review: REPRESS ALERT: Emotional Rescue take one final trip into the archives of The New Morning - the Munich-based Afro-cosmic project active in the mid-'90s. This third round of tripped-out dancefloor delights draws on a global panoply of sounds once again, starting in a mystical mood with "Kongo Bina" before firing up the party stove with "Roots & Culture" and slapping down a heavyweight chug on the fierce n' slow "Flatline". There's plenty more fireballs on the B-side, not least the looped-up funk of "Satan (Dub)" and the heavy hitting percussion of "Riddim Of Inari (Tribal Mix)". "Anthems" finishes the final volume of this valuable reissue series on a stirring, melancholic note with powerful choral voices and sentimental melodic refrains - the perfect emotional set closer.
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coming soon $11.44
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Allegria De Vino Vol 2
  1. Sangiovese Sonata
  2. Night Harvest
  3. Rock Juice
Review: Andres (aka DJ Dez) steps up to join the MotorCity Wine family in fine style with the Allegria de Vino series. For this 2 volume series Andres flexes his blunted downtempo beat-driven side, complete with his primo cut skills celebrating our favorite red, white, and pink libations. Both volumes feature 3 instrumental hip-hop beats, cut loud at 33.3 rpm, pressed with love at Archer on Detroit's east side, and housed in the MotorCity Wine company 7" jacket.
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coming soon $9.10
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Revisiting The Sunshine (reissue)
Revisiting The Sunshine (reissue) (white vinyl 7" repress) (1 per customer)
Cat: BBR 019WHITE. Rel: 31 Jul 20
  1. Revisiting The Sunshine (4:01)
  2. Funky Sensation (4:19)
Review: One of Canada's most influential hip-hop protagonists Jorun Bombay returns to local Halifax label Black Buffalo, an imprint that launched in 2005 with a 30-copy-only release of his. Following his recent edit series comes this fantastic cover of Roy Ayers in the form of "Revisiting The Sunshine". Authentic to its soulful core, the release is perfectly timed as we're all beginning to miss the summer moving into the colder months. It's backed by an equally sunny shakedown as Gwen McCrae's "Funky Sensation" gets a precision Bombay treatment. Sensational.
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coming soon $16.12
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Fundo De Mare Palinha
Fundo De Mare Palinha (limited 10" LP)
Cat: AADE 012. Rel: 10 Jul 20
  1. Fundo De Mare Palinha
  2. Italiana
  3. Mare Lili
  4. Nha Antonia Engracia
  5. Ribera Prata
  6. Abole
Review: In 1976, seven Cabo Verdean musicians going by the name Voz Di Sanicolau gathered in a small recording studio in Rotterdam where they laid down an album of fearsome coladeira songs inspired by the music of their home island of Sao Nicolau.

The album took only a few days to record, which may explain the unexpected urgency that fires each track. Treble-soaked electric guitar lines snake back and forth through percussion-and-cavaquinho driven rhythms rooted in the sound of the islands established by the previous generation of Cabo Verdean emigres; subtle keyboards wash through the background, and the vocals, traded between Joana Do Rosario and To-Ze, alternately push the music forward and soar above it. The resulting album is both deeply felt and fiercely executed, and in its grooves one hears the sound of some of the finest Cabo Verdean musicians of their era locked in complete unity of purpose.

It should have been the beginning of something extraordinary; but the pressures of making ends meet forced the musicians back to their day jobs, and Voz Di Sanicolau vanished as quickly as they had appeared, leaving their lone album, Fundo de Mare Palinha, as sole proof of their existence. Forty-four years later the album sounds as fresh as it did the day it was recorded. It is unknown if dutch sound engineer Frans Rolland, who oversaw the recordings, knew he was helping to make history: during these sessions, Joana Do Rosario, whose majestic vocals were crucial to the sound of Voz Di Sanicolau, became the first Cabo Verdean woman ever to appear on a long playing record.
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coming soon $19.25
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Take Me With You
  1. Take Me With You
  2. Versions
Review: With sunshine becoming a regular occurrence again just in time for summer, two of France's more soulful producers have decided to join forces and offer up something suitably warm and relaxing. With the assistance of vocalist Kahina Ouali, Blundetto and Booker Gee have recorded a killer, Hammond-laden version of Lyn Christopher classic "Take Me With You" that sits somewhere between the organs-and-lo-fi-drum machines flex of Timmy Thomas' "We Can't We Live Together" and the soulful reggae grooves of 1980s lovers rock. The fine A-side original mix, which boasts Ouali's full vocal, is our pick of the pair, though the flipside instrumental "Version" mix, in which Booker Gee gets busy on the organ, is also superb.
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coming soon TBA
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SSD EP
SSD EP (12")
Cat: WAT 004. Rel: 17 Jul 20
  1. Muse
  2. Solo
  3. Dew
  4. Cherry
Review: Jay Daniel back on his own Watusi High label with a killer record.
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coming soon $14.04
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Super Spicy Recipe Vol 1
  1. Monsieur Van Pratt - "Forever Funk"
  2. Igor Gonya & Crack D - "Two-Piece Orchestra"
  3. The Funk District - "Watcha Gonna Do"
  4. Paul Older - "Love"
Review: Super Spicy Records it's the first Mexican label in the Disco bizz to put out release on vinyl! Label boss, Monsieur Van Pratt, opens the ball with "Forever Funk". Percussions and funky rhodes lead the way into this funky romper. Sexy sax stabs and some lean horn
section trimmings.Igor Gonya and Crack D, two veritable Russian masters of Funk combine super powers and merge seamlessly to maximize the potential Funk output with "Two-Piece Orchestra".The Funk District follows with a boogie belter called "Watcha Gonna Do", that will cast you under its spell in a jiffy. Fast paced and rhythmically pound for pound, it grabs you in a gentle leading grip! Paul Older sports his flirting abilities with "Love". With caressing late- seventies vocals he takes the last dance. Equal measures of Love and Disco/Funk serves as main ingredients in this amorous conclusion to Super Spicy's first vinyl venture
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Han Tome
Han Tome (7")
Cat: HR 7S170.
  1. Han Tome (Viagem remix)
  2. Han Tome (Flutemental mix)
Review: The original 12 "was released in 1998. Side-A is a beautiful and deep beat track sampled from Luiz Eca's masterpiece of Latin piano" Consolacao ". Side-B includes "Flutemental", which has become a hot track overseas due to being included in a compilation selected by DJ CAM, and a track sampled by The Afro Blues Quintet "Spartacus" and Eddie Pazant of Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers.
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coming soon $22.37
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The Greatest Love Story
The Greatest Love Story (LP with obi-strip)
Cat: PLP 6988. Rel: 02 Oct 20
  1. I See Heaven (Dedicated To Annika Armstrong)
  2. Bless You With My Love
  3. Satisfaction To The Bone-Nitty Gritty Naked Bone
  4. Rapping With My Subconscious Mind
  5. I'm A Lady
  6. We're Together Again
  7. Shake Groove Move
  8. The Greatest Love Story
  9. Sho-Nuf Funky Beat
  10. Success Ya'll
Review: This is the only studio album from US Soul/Rare Groove unit "Heaven Sent & Ecstasy", originally issued in 1980. An mysterious jacket design, inexplicable sub-title, some songs included in the soundtracks of "Scrolls, The Book of Life", many mysteries and great music have included and high demanded album with collectors are reissued as vinyl for the first time! P-Vine reissued it as CD in 2006, and now we present it as vinyl with OBI.
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Let It Go Parts 1 & 2
Cat: DYNAM 7072. Rel: 06 Jul 20
  1. Let It Go (part 1)
  2. Let It Go (part 2)
Review: Funk, soul and jazz-funk reissue specialists Dynamite Cuts are particularly good at offering up seven-inch singles featuring album tracks that have never previously appeared on "45". They're at it again here, delivering a killer seven-inch featuring the much-sampled two-part track that bookends K.C & The Sunshine Band's self-titled, 1975 sophomore LP. "Let It Go (Part 1)" is a low-down Miami funk treat featuring a hot-to-trot-mix of bustling drums, heavy percussion breaks, rousing vocals, fiery (and familiar) horn riffs and impassioned lead vocals. The slightly shorter "part two" mix is an even heavier, vocal-free take that deftly showcases the quality of the band's hip-shaking, rabble-rousing instrumentation.
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Ball Of Eyes (reissue)
Ball Of Eyes (reissue) (LP with obi-strip)
Cat: PLP 6979.
  1. Inner City Blues
  2. Planes
  3. You Got Me Hummin'
  4. Humpty Dumpty
  5. Aria
  6. Showbiz Suite
  7. Ball Of Eyes
  8. Oh La La
Review: This is the great debut album of "Placebo",released in 1971. They were a Jazz/ Progressive Rock band out of Belgium led by keyboardist Marc Moulin. It includes a cover version of Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues" and "Humpty Dumpty" is sampled by Detroit underground hip hop artist J dilla.
Undoubtedly one of the best of Belgian jazz-funk records ever, and now the rare original LP is traded at a high price among vinyl collectors.
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Sam Suffy (reissue)
Sam Suffy (reissue) (LP with obi-strip)
Cat: PLP 6980.
  1. Le Saulle (5:58)
  2. Misterioso (1:42)
  3. From (3:35)
  4. La Blouse (4:11)
  5. La Bougie (1:58)
  6. Le Beau Galop (4:19)
  7. Tohu-Bohu (part I) (5:09)
  8. Tohu-Bohu (part II) (4:08)
  9. Tohu-Bohu (part III) (2:10)
  10. Tohu-Bohu (part IV) (2:06)
  11. Tohu-Bohu (part V) (3:34)
Review: This is the solo debut album from legendary Belgian Jazz Keyboardist Marc Moulin, Originally issued in 1975 after Placebo disbanded. Having played the track B1 "TOHU BOHU" by Gilles Peterson (Acid Jazz Records), vinyl collectors and DJs were looking for this record fanatically. The members of Placebo were taken part in this album as support musicians.
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This Is The Day
This Is The Day (red vinyl 7")
Cat: LEGO 189RD. Rel: 10 Jul 20
  1. This Is The Day (Full Band version)
  2. We
Review: The latest single from long-serving UK soul outfit Mama's Gun breathes new life into one of their classic cuts, 2017 "Golden Days" album track "This Is The Day", adding an eye-catching red vinyl pressing to make the "45" even more alluring. While the LP mix was little more than a solo piece for voice and piano (albeit drenched in effects), the band's new "live" style version is languid, groovy and undeniably hot - all rich bass, shuffling drums, glistening guitars, drowsy Rhodes chords and a sublimely soulful lead vocal. They continue in this classic West Coast blue-eyed soul vein on flipside "We", one of the sweetest and most loved-up tracks on "Golden Days". Neither track has been featured on a seven-inch single before, so grab a copy while you can.
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coming soon $11.71
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Oye Como Va (reissue) Juno Exclusive
Oye Como Va (reissue) Juno Exclusive (white vinyl 7" limited to 200 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: BH 112 WHITEJUNOEXCLUSIVE. Rel: 06 Jul 20
  1. Oye Como Va (4:20)
  2. Dance Dance (3:49)
Review: Taking a flight to Puerto Rico with a Juno exclusive on white vinyl from Djar One.The french producer has layed his science a slab of funky breakbeats on 2 latin dancefloors killers.
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Apache (reissue)
  1. Apache (4:56)
  2. Bongo Rock (2:38)
Review: Back in 2011, Shawn Lee recorded an album in tribute to the legendary Incredible Bongo Band - whose extra-percussive cuts and cover versions played a key role in the early development of hip-hop - under the name the Incredible Tabla Band. Here, two of the more sought-after cuts from the hard-to-find set appear on seven-inch for the first time. Lee's take on "Apache", in which Indian instrumentation, Hammond organ licks and a touch of psych-rock fuzziness are thrown into the mix with incendiary results - is a guaranteed dancefloor hit. That said, his "Tabla Rock" take on "Bongo Rock" is arguably even better, and certainly a little more revolutionary in terms of the sounds you hear. It's naturally rooted in bongo and tabla-powered funk, but attractively veers off script at key moments.
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coming soon $12.75
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Samurai
Samurai (180 gram 12" limited to 500 units)
Cat: 20660. Rel: 28 Aug 20
  1. Samurai
  2. Samurai (beats 0530 2020)
  3. Samurai (Piano)
Review: In 2003, Japanese nu-jazz maestro Jazztronik released arguably his most potent single to date, a rolling break beat number smothered in breathless piano lines and dreamy female vocal snippets called "Samurai". If you've not heard it or missed out first time around, we'd encourage you to check out the producer's new 2020 version. While it's not vastly different, all of the key elements - beats, piano and the heavenly female vocals - have been re-recorded. As a result, the track has never sounded heavier, brighter, or better. The 12" also includes two superb DJ tools: a drum tool featuring his punchy broken beat rhythms, and a "Piano" mix that showcases his inspiring, virtuoso playing and nothing else. In a word: essential.
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Played by: Vincent Inc
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I Get Lifted (Record Store Day 2015) (reissue)
Cat: TKDISCORSD2015 PT1 GREEN.
  1. I Get Lifted (3:02)
  2. I Get Lifted (Todd Terje edit) (7:09)
Review: A limited yellow vinyl funk odyssey from Record Store Day, "I Get Lifted" is taken from KC & The Sunshine Band's second album (1975) Still sounding shiny and floor-minded, the original stands the test of time incredibly well. Todd Terje's edit, however, takes it to another level; upping the tempo (and, possibly, the key), he's extended the right places, added a little more emphasis on the kicks and made sure we can't miss the breakdowns and instrumental sections.
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coming soon $9.10
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Viralata (reissue)
Viralata (reissue) (LP repress) (1 per customer)
Cat: LPA 003. Rel: 25 Jun 20
  1. Cascavel (2:59)
  2. Paraiba Do Sul (4:26)
  3. Brincadeira Em Re (1:51)
  4. Brincadeira Em Mi Bemol (3:07)
  5. Caminhada (2:16)
  6. Vermelhinho (3:40)
  7. Nordeste (3:52)
  8. Alegria De Carnaval (3:08)
  9. Diana E Paulo (3:23)
  10. Viralata (2:41)
  11. Assanhada (2:24)
  12. A Marcha (3:54)
Review: First released in 1979 during the heyday of Brazil's jazz-funk movement, Antonio Adolfo's Viralata has long been considered an era-defining release by those who know. Given that original Brazilian copies are frustratingly hard to come by, this official reissue from Far Out Recordings - who previously worked with Adolfo on his 2007 set Destiny - should be an essential purchase for all those who dig Brazilian music. A little more jazz-focused than albums by contemporaries such as Azymuth, much of "Viralata" is slick, polished and incredibly well produced, with notable samba influences amongst the unashamed tributes to leading American artists. As you'd perhaps expect, the musicianship is astonishing.
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Catching A Wave
  1. Catching A Wave
  2. Tahauala
Review: Since 2016, Aloha Got Soul has been on a mission to showcase overlooked and slept-on music from Hawaii. Later this year, the label will reissue Steve Maii and Teresa Bright's brilliant 1983 album "Catching a Wave", whose brilliant title track kicks off this must-check seven-inch. The track itself is impeccable, offering a humid Hawaiian take on the folk-soul sound made famous by Terry Callier. It's the kind of track that's best enjoyed while watching the sun set or rise, ideally over the Pacific Ocean. Over on the flip you'll find bluesy album cut "TAhuala", a hybrid jazz/folk/rock and roll hoedown with serious dancefloor potential.
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coming soon $13.01
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Wish I Didn't Miss You So Much (reissue)
Wish I Didn't Miss You So Much (reissue) (white vinyl 7" limited to 150 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: MSV 025 WHITE. Rel: 31 Jul 20
  1. Wish I Didn't Miss You So Much (3:53)
  2. Wish I Didn't Miss You So Much (Hex Hector remix) (4:19)
Review: Angie Stone's "Wish I Didn't Miss You" definitely belongs in the canon of all time modern soul classics. Taken from her 2001 second album Mahogany Soul, the Swizz Beats produced track made optimum usage of an O' Jays sample and was instrumental in that LP going gold and propelling the former D'Angelo collaborator to stardom. It also inspired countless official and under the counter remixes with Blaze's perhaps the most recognisable. Here pressed up on a limited white vinyl reissue of just 150 units on 7" from Outta Sight is worthy if you don't have the original in your collection and features a housed up remix from Hex Hector on the flip.
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coming soon $13.52
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Pumping In
Cat: HSRSS 004. Rel: 15 Jul 20
  1. Pumping In
  2. Knock On Wood
Review: For the latest volume in their ongoing "Reggae Cut Loud" series of seven-inch singles, Harlem Shuffle Records have gathered together two suitably rare gems from the undisputed king of rocksteady, Alton Ellis, neither of which have previously featured on a "45". A-side "Pumping In", an early rocksteady treat, is rich in R&B style guitar riffs, warm bass and an echo-laden vocal from Ellis. It was recorded in 1970 but for one reason or another only surfaced a few years ago. Flipside "Knock On Wood", a cover of the Eddie Floyd soul favourite, was recorded a number of times by Ellis; this version is the superior 1972 Joe Gibbs take, which boasts some superb Hammond organ sounds and a defiantly dub-wise reggae riddim. It's absolutely essential.
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Shapes EP
Shapes EP (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: BHILL 005. Rel: 05 Oct 20
  1. People Floating
  2. Shapes (Dreaming mix)
  3. Up There
Review: Following a journey of releases via Morocco, Uganda and Kenya, Banana Hill look close to home for their fifth release and present an accomplished debut from Manchester-based producer Clay. Sounds of the city run through this record, from the ethereal synths, scattered percussion and driving low end of 'Up There' to the broken beat swing of 'People Floating' and the title track 'Shapes' that sounds like it was crafted for a specific moment at 5am in a Salford club.





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On My Way To Harlem/ 1960 What ? (reissue)
On My Way To Harlem/ 1960 What ? (reissue) (white vinyl 7" limited to 150 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: GP 712013 WHITE. Rel: 31 Jul 20
  1. On My Way To Harlem (Jazz & Cole edit)
  2. 1960 What? (Jazz & Cole edit)
Review: Two killer tracks from the sultry and charismatic crossover vocals of one Gregory Porter here pressed on a handy 7 inch limited to 150 copies on white vinyl just for Juno....Jazztastic...
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coming soon $13.52
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Sex CREAM (reissue)
Sex CREAM (reissue) (7" limited to 200 copies repress) (1 per customer)
Cat: SSR 216RE. Rel: 10 Jul 20
  1. James Brown & The Wu Tang Clan - "Sex CREAM" (3:33)
  2. James Brown - "Sex Machine" (dub edit) (3:02)
Review: It would be fair to say that the latest edition in DJ Soopasoul's "Soopastole" edits series is one of the producer's biggest yet. A-side "Sex C.R.E.A.M" is particularly potent, with the mash-up maestro layering the vocals from Wu-Tang Clan classic "C.R.E.A.M" over a chunky beat crafted out of classic James Brown samples. To our ears, it's arguably better than the Wu-Tang original, or at least a little more dancefloor-friendly. Fittingly, Brown gets the treatment on the flip with Soopasoul getting busy with the EQs on a suitably heavy but stripped back "dub edit" of all-time-classic "Sex Machine". While it probably didn't need tampering with, he's done a very good job of delivering a version that successfully takes the track in a different direction.
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Ballroom Edits One
Ballroom Edits One (180 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: APRIBA 001. Rel: 14 Sep 20
  1. Joi La Frique - "Family Rally"
  2. Beard In Dust - "Calypso Boy"
  3. Nonna Fab - "Tension (Release mix)"
  4. Lancaster Bomber - "African Sauna"
Review: Four heavy hitters from the Apricot Ballroom
crew, directed straight at your dancefloors
(wherever they may be right now).
Soviet Cuts alumni Beard In Dust and friend of
the family Lancaster Bomber join the
AB bosses Joi La Frique and Nonna Fab,
to bring you a selection of hifi-certified tracks
that we guarantee even your mum'll dance to.
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I Know You Care (reissue)
I Know You Care (reissue) (white vinyl 7" limited to 150 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: EX 7014 WHITE. Rel: 31 Jul 20
  1. I Know You Care (Arranged & Produced By Roy Ayers) (5:18)
  2. It's Your Love (Arranged & Produced By Roy Ayers) (4:00)
Review: Two monster female led crossover soulful gems arranged and produced by Roy Ayers. Limited to 150 copies and specially pressed on white vinyl for Juno...
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coming soon $13.78
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Brand New Girl (reissue)
Brand New Girl (reissue) (yellow vinyl 7" limited to 250 copies) (1 per customer)
BGP
Cat: BGPS 032 YELLOW. Rel: 31 Jul 20
  1. Brand New Girl
  2. I Got Some (part 1)
Review: Juno exclusive repress on two monster funk classics from Billy Garner pressed on yellow vinyl and limited to 250 copies
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coming soon $9.63
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