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Jazzman 45 RPM 7" Vinyl Record Adapter (black aluminium) (single)
Notes: Solid aluminium centre adapter that's a perfect fit on your turntable so you can play big-hole 'dinked' 45s without the need for flat 'spider' adaters. You can flip your 45s on and off dead easy, and records fit on them much better than the metal Technics ones.

This one is in a matte black finish, Jazzman also supply them in metallic silver.
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Jazzman Pro Large 7" Vinyl Record Box Flightcase 150 (dark walnut)
 
Introducing Jazzman's own exclusive range of brand new 7" hard-wearing wooden record cases, in equal measure stylish and functional, solving the age-old problem of storing, transporting & displaying your precious 45s once and for all
Notes: Introducing Jazzman's own exclusive range of brand new 7" hard-wearing wooden record cases, in equal measure stylish and functional, solving the age-old problem of storing, transporting & displaying your precious 45s once and for all!

The PRO Large holds 150 x 7" records, and is available in your choice of 2 finishes: Dark Walnut or Graphite Grey.

This new updated design is again custom made to an exact specification in limited numbers. They don't just look the business, they've been built for professional use and will last for many years to come.

Ugly, bulky industrial cheap n' nasty mass-produced flight cases they are not! No flimsy plastic, chipboard, MDF or cheap cardboard either! These cases are hand-crafted from ethically-sourced & hard-wearing wood, the ultimate 7" record cases for all serious record collectors & professional DJs.

Each case has been hand-made in the EU from wood that has been sourced from managed and sustainable forests. They have been custom built to Jazzman's exact specifications before being stained and lacquered for a durable finish:

The lid is fully removable via detachable metal hinges so you have unfettered access to your records
Interior lined with soft & durable black felt to add both extra cushioning and a luxurious feel. Each interior is also embossed once with Jazzman's shiny 45CASE logo
All corners made with extra strong interlocking dovetail joints
Dual metal catches on the front are lockable with padlocks (not included) to keep your records secure from unwanted attention
Strong metal brackets feature on all corners to further protect against knocks & damage
Wood sourced from managed and sustainable forests
The base has 4 sturdy rubber feet to protect the bottom of the case when standing
Each cases has dual compartments, securely holding up to 150 of your prized 7" records. The interior dimensions will also accommodate double-bagged 45s.

Important note: due to the innate variability of wood grain, each box is unique and will differ slightly to the image shown. Records are for illustration purposes only and are not included!

Details:

Exterior size: 420 x 220 x 220mm
Weight when empty: 3.2kg (7lb)
Weight with 150 records: 11kg (24lb)

"I'm really impressed with this box, nobody's made them like this for years, a nice new home for my best stuff" - Mark 'Butch' Dobson (World #1 Northern Soul DJ)

"Jazzman are already known for making great records, well done to them for making the nicest record boxes I've seen in years" - Norman Jay MBE

"Sturdy and with a classic design, this is the best 7" box I have come across" - Eddie Pillar (Acid Jazz)

"Northern, Funk, Rockabilly, Garage - these are the boxes to keep 'em in, f*** marvellous!" - The Legendary Keb Darge
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Singles
Dazzling
Dazzling (7'')
Cat: OTR 003. Rel: 12 Jan 24
Dazzling (4:13)
Etsom Ne (4:07)
Review: A strikingly unique dance music project from Nagasaki producer, DJ and sound director Keisuke Yamazoe, Aflex Combo has always been an impressive project, straddling several EPs stretching back to 2002 - and all centring, in the artist's own words, on "heavy funk beats and obscure jazz and Latin samples", albeit with the aid of live musicians. The intermingling of live-recorded and sampled material is always an exciting prospect, often to the extent that we can't tell the difference. Indeed, on this latest reissue of the artist's first ever track - the 2002 cut 'Dazzling' and the formerly unheard 'Etsom Ne' - we recall two janky, blissful jazzdance cuts, splayed across two spray-tanned sides. The former track hears bowing basses and trilling pianos whirl around the mix, as if lost in a nostalgic Millennium-bugged miasma; the latter is much more muted, its most striking elements being its boxy drum machine and expert flute line, betraying a well-integrated highlife influence.
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Why Don't You Write
Cat: CHARLY 709S. Rel: 15 Jan 24
Alias Ducie - "Why Don't You Write" (3:13)
Lee Bates - "Why Don't You Write" (3:12)
 in stock $16.35
Watch Out Now
Watch Out Now (7" + MP3 download code)
Cat: HR 017. Rel: 08 Feb 24
Altered Tapes - "Watch Out Now" (Hijackin' For beats remix) (4:03)
Double A - "Tell Me" (So Cold remix) (4:32)
Review: Heat Rock add yet another breaksy heater to their repertoire and, in so doing, welcome two wicked producers from across the pond into their roster; Altered Tapes from Chicago, and Double A from New Zealand. The former stalwart goes in on an infamous flute loop from The Beatnuts, working in phat kicks and sawn-off breakbeats for a pacier, dancier instrumental version. Double A backs this up on the B with, dedicating a prayer and an amen to the same Dirty South classic. A must-have DJ tool for the aspiring breaks-purveyor.
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Love For The Sake Of Dub
Cat: BCR 163. Rel: 08 Feb 24
Love For The Sake Of Dub (2:51)
Grilled (2:55)
Review: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band is an enigmatic steel pan collective from Hamburg that has a hardcore fan following around the world and a new album on the way that is superb. They are loved for their covers of hip-hop classics and last year served up a version of the Stranger Things theme tune but this time out we get 'Love For The Sake Of Dub' of 45 rpm. It is another pair of funky tunes with the signature brass sounds front and centre as the fat bottom rhythms roll deep and fleshy. Another gem from this leftfield outfit.
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Dance With Me
Cat: BCR 171. Rel: 18 Jan 24
Dance With Me (3:49)
Mercy Tree (3:50)
Review: Huzzah! New music from Liam Bailey, who has voiced a couple of the most gorgeous reggae, soul and dub fusion 7"s we've got in our collection in recent years. He has, we're told, recently been recording a new album and the two tunes pressed up here on Big Crown are taken from it. El Michels Affair man Leon Michels is the go-to producer once more for Bailey and they strike gold as always with 'Dance With Me'. It is a hella catchy two-stepper that harks back to the earliest days of reggae. On the flip, 'Mercy Tree' has hard-hitting drums and big horns that come with a powerhouse vocal that speaks of racial tensions that sadly persist throughout the world. It's a standup jam with a potent message.
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Baile De Mascaras
Cat: MRB 12060. Rel: 25 Jan 24
Baile De Mascaras (Jamz Supernova & Sam Interface edit) (5:35)
Baile De Mascaras (Jamz Supernova & Sam Interface remix) (6:12)
Review: This release is a story of serendipitous stars aligning. Having released Bala Desejo's anthemic single, 'Baile De Mascaras', back in May 2023, Mr. Bongo could sense that they had a summer classic on their hands. The label always thought that it had the potential to find fans in a dance music audience; and in a further twist of fate, the sensational DJ, producer, and radio presenter Jamz Supernova recently graced their Great Escape in-store event with a phenomenal DJ set. After some feverish digging and emailing to her team, Bongo discovered that she was a fan of the original song and had made a personal edit to play in her DJ sets. Gilles had heard Jamz spinning the edit and asked for a copy, and by sheer coincidence and good fortune, it all fell into place. The track is a beast of an edit that gets heavier and deeper as it progresses.
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Tags: MPB | Latin House
 in stock $15.56
Ju Ru Music
Ju Ru Music (brown vinyl 7")
Cat: SRM 2697. Rel: 13 Feb 24
Ju Ru Music (Afrikan Art) (6:32)
Ju Ru Music (Afrikan dub Drum Drums) (5:03)
Review: The Bayara Citizens dropped the original 'Ju/Ru Music' 7" on Joe Clausell's Sacred Rhythm label back in 2006. It has become a rather pricey little 45 prm that now gets reissued as two different, dubbed out Afro rhythms with swirling guitar licks. The Afrikan Art opener on the a-side is full of sunshine and Latin vibes thanks to the superbly plucked strings and shuffling groves, while the flip is the Afrikan dub Drum Drums version - darker, more percussive more moody. Both sides bring something different to any dub set.
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Soul Spectrum
Soul Spectrum (hand-stamped heavyweight coloured marbled vinyl 12")
Cat: GATT 1203. Rel: 02 Feb 24
Move On Up (5:36)
Living Disaster (5:40)
Take Me Home (3:17)
Caught In A Trap (4:38)
Deep Fake (edit) (6:01)
Move On Up (STTD remix) (4:24)
Review: Sweden's mash-up maestro Beatconductor returns with six tracks of masterfully cross-pollinated bangers on this hand-stamped white label. On tap we have edits of the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Elvis et al., indicating a worthy breadth of knowledge of both classics and non-classics - but all classily recontextualized in ways only the Beatconductor himself can manage. Set to heavyweight 12" wax on two sides, we're certain this one'll serve you well for drunken Saturday dancefloors and upmarket, warmly-lit Sundays alike.
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 in stock $16.35
What Does It Take
Cat: CHARLY 710S. Rel: 15 Jan 24
What Does It Take (2:53)
Lover Come Back (2:35)
 in stock $17.40
The Phoenix vs The Kraken
The Phoenix vs The Kraken (limited double 7" repress)
Cat: KD 07475. Rel: 11 Jan 24
The Phoenix (3:41)
The Phoenix (Kenny Dope Fantastic Souls mix) (4:31)
Kraken (3:41)
Kraken (Kenny Dope Fantastic Souls mix) (3:32)
Review: Kay-Dee Records comes at us with a 45 double-hitter, presenting Bert Hector's 'The Phoenix' and 'The Kraken' with Kenny Dope on remix duties. On the first record, we're treated to 'The Phoenix', a sure-fire funk gem with a super-warm sound - beat is as cool as it gets, with a laid-back and funky attitude sitting beneath a joyous intermingling of sitar, flute, brass and guitar, all performed at expert levels. 'The Kraken', meanwhile, channels a killer groove, strutting at 85 bpm and incorporating a huge brass section which pumps loud, while flute solos and funky Wah-guitar chops take things up a notch.
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 in stock $27.70
Akure
Akure (12")
Cat: ERC 141. Rel: 22 Jan 24
Akure (6:53)
Is Wrong (Apartheid) (4:43)
Cry Africa (10:57)
Hard Working (4:36)
Review: Betty & The Code Red is a life and creative partnership between Benin-born Tunde Obazee and his girlfriend Betty. The pair grew up in Nigeria and would play all manner of instruments to entertain people at the local school before staying together as they went on to live in Italy and the US. Obazee performed at colleges and universities despite no formal training and eventually recorded a selection of tunes together including a small album on relatively new bits of gear like the Yamaha RX7. Especial has collated some of their best work across two new EPs, this being one of them.
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 in stock $15.29
Wishful Thinking
Cat: ERC 142. Rel: 22 Jan 24
Wishful Thinking (5:26)
Na Wahala (6:36)
Na My Life Be Dis (10:21)
Memories (6:03)
Review: There is always a good backstory to the music that Emotional Rescue releases and this EP is a case in point. It comes from Betty & The Code Red and Betty was the girlfriend of Tunde Obazee, a Nigerian-born artist who used music as a "non-violent tool to express his socio-political opinions on global injustice." The pair would entertain people on campus by playing anything they could get their hands on, informed by the old Edo folk songs they had grown up around. They went on to live in Italy and the US and start a family as well as lay down self-released songs that have become cult classics. A selection of them feature on this, the first of two EPs from the pair.
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Played by: Piers Harrison
 in stock $15.29
Szlam
Szlam (limited hand-numbered 7")
Cat: ARS 005. Rel: 22 Jan 24
Szlam (3:54)
Scienki (3:47)
Review: Polish group Bloto are emblematic of the adventurous spirit which drives Astigmatic forwards as a label. There's a strong, instrument-oriented jazz backbone to the music, but it equally functions as daring, inventive club music. Drop the needle on 'Szlam', the A-side of this new 7" from the Wroclaw-based outfit and you'd think you were hearing some DMZ-informed soundsystem pressure. That's as much about the looping flute refrain as the breakstep roll of the drums and one note bass drops, but there's still the scintillating energy of a live band powering the sonics. B-side workout 'Scieki' is a moody strutter with a dash of acidic snarl in its stomping bassline and some eerie keys on top, coming on like horror jazz for dimly lit dancefloors.
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Smells Like Teen Spirit
Cat: JAZZR 032. Rel: 22 Feb 24
Blue Mode - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (3:59)
El Chavo - "Hola Muneca" (2:58)
Review: Blue Mode and El Chavo present two fantastic new cover versions. The A-side is of course one of the biggest tunes of the grunge era, and is here lent a jazzy, funky, groovy alteration by Blue Mode - though it is an ostensible Nirvana cut, the band were influenced by everything from the Gap Band to Louie Louie and a fair smattering of 80s indie here. This production by Chip Wickham mixes a swinging 60s Blue Note vibe and acid jazz refrains, brings it bang-up-to-date with contemporary nu-jazz. Side B is a boogaloo Latin jazz version of the Lonnie Smith track 'Hola Muneca', beloved of the acid jazz era's foremost DJs, and formerly released on a now impossible-to-find 7" single that shifts for crazy prices.
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A Family Gathering: Chapter 1
Cat: MP 12001. Rel: 28 Feb 24
Anybody Out There (feat Bembe Segue & Vanessa Freeman) (3:09)
Little Did I Know (instrumental) (4:38)
Find The Beauty (feat Paul Randolph) (3:58)
I See You (instrumental) (5:38)
Little Did I Know (Domu's Keep Bouncin' mix) (5:19)
Together (instrumental) (3:51)
Working On It (instrumental) (4:26)
Review: Bread & Souls is a new project dreamt up by Italian entrepreneur and music lover Franco Fusari. For this he invited Mark de Clive-Lowe to direct and produce his roving vision: a series of collaborations with the cream of boogie and jazzdance's best performers and instrumentalists, including the likes of Bembe Segue, Vanessa Freeman, Paul Randolph, Rich Medina, Tommaso Cappellato and more. Under the banner of Bread & Souls, these eight originals and six remixes hit hard yet smooth, sliding down the proverbial aural gullet like a well-made Manhattan.
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Fall For You
Cat: ATH 181. Rel: 15 Feb 24
Fall For You (3:24)
Viper Flames (3:23)
Review: Multi-talented artist James Alexander Bright unveils soulful anthem 'Fall For You' and funky track 'Viper Flames' in the superb Athens of the North, all as a tease his forthcoming third solo album on the label in mid-2024. Reflecting on love's power in 'Fall For You', Bright's upcoming release follows his acclaimed debut album 'Headroom' and contributions to Groove Armada's 'Edge Of The Horizon'. His second album, 'Float', garnered praise for its eclectic blend of styles. These new tuns show what he is all about - sunny soul with standout keys and dreamy vocals that melt even the stoniest of hearts.
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 in stock $12.65
El Silencio
El Silencio (heavyweight vinyl 12")
Cat: AFTNEV 004. Rel: 14 Feb 24
El Silencio (club version) (8:14)
El Silencio (4:57)
 in stock $18.72
El Silencio
El Silencio (clear vinyl 12")
Cat: AFTNEV 004T. Rel: 14 Feb 24
El Silencio (club version) (8:14)
El Silencio (4:58)
 in stock $24.78
I Don't Want Anybody But You (reissue)
Cat: JUMP 7SUSANWHITE. Rel: 02 Feb 24
I Don't Want Anybody But You (3:12)
The Girl Who Cried (2:28)
 in stock $12.92
I Like To Get Near You (reissue)
Cat: 151. Rel: 02 Jan 24
I Like To Get Near You (2:52)
Review: Richard Caiton has many great soul treasures in his arsenal and several labels have gone digging for them over the years. After a great reissue of his 'Thank You' gem on Record Store Day last year, now Upright have dug out 'I Like To Get Near To You.' He originally recorded it for the label back in 1969 and it is one of the standouts in his discography all these years later. It is a super short but super sweet soulful gem with raw drums and horns leading the way next to life-affirming strings and a heart aching vocal.
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 in stock $14.51
The Change
Cat: 7XE 007. Rel: 28 Feb 24
The Change (3:44)
Sometimes (4:18)
Review: Berkeley-born Cornell CC Carter returns with 'The Change,' which is the lead single from his upcoming album on Expansion. Initially making waves with his debut album Vindicated Soul in 2017, Carter has become a force in the UK soul scene with subsequent albums such as One Love, Absolutely, and Next Life. With a storied career that includes collaborations with The Isley Brothers and performances alongside James Brown, he has been a staple on Expansion's Soul Togetherness and Luxury Soul series, and graced the stage at the Luxury Soul Weekender in Blackpool. Here 'The Change' comes with 'Sometimes,' which is produced by Brian Carter and offers a nice counterpoint to the a-side.
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 in stock $13.46
Stand On The World
Cat: NR 14003. Rel: 15 Jan 24
P Joubert - "Stand On The World" (4:46)
P Joubert - "Stand On The World" (4:47)
 in stock $22.68
New York Streets
New York Streets (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: ECR 004. Rel: 02 Feb 24
New York Streets (part 1) (4:02)
New York Streets (part 2) (4:22)
 in stock $15.56
The Cherry Boppers Meet Patricia Reckless
Scandal Time (3:28)
Let Me Dance (3:08)
Shake Your Soul (3:59)
Attack (3:12)
Monkey, Monkey (3:52)
When You Smile (4:20)
 in stock $19.52
Progessive Roots Evolution: A Song For Healing
Progessive Roots Evolution: A Song For Healing (limited translucent yellow vinyl 12" + insert limited to 50 copies)
Cat: SRMLP 1011. Rel: 13 Feb 24
Progressive Roots (LP version)
Healer (reprise)
Progessive Roots (Cosmic Arts mix)
Progessive Roots (Spritiual take)
Heloise
Review: First released in digital and CD formats via Sacred Rhythm, 'Progessive Roots Evolution: A Song For Healing' hears Joaqin 'Joe' Claussell's indelible style of long-form spiritual house music re-flaunted to especial somatic ends. Intentionally crafted as a piece that bridges the needs of both the music and dance communities to whom Claussell is mutually close, this is a suite divided into multiple sections that feed on one another; they appose elements of samba, jazz and house, with ambient interstices and even ruminative piano meltdowns ('Healer', 'Heloise'). This ultra limited yellow LP edition is the audiophile's preference, its dynamism best flaunted on the floaty but driving 'Cosmic Arts' mix.
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 in stock $82.81
Love Is The Same
Cat: ATH 176. Rel: 25 Jan 24
Love Is The Same (4:13)
Love Is The Same (instrumental) (4:05)
Review: It's always a buzz to see a new Athens of the North 7" drop onto our shelves. This first drop of the year comes from label regulars Coast to Coast who had their unreleased and self-titled soul album reissued here back in October 2021. It is the opening track from that glorious record that gets its own pressing on 45 rpm here with an instrumental on the flip. The original from core members Mark Beiner and Ben Iverson, 'Love Is The Same' has glorious vocal falsettos and super sweet rhythms that bring feel-good vibes like no other.
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 in stock $12.65
Leon Coldero
Cat: NO 1193. Rel: 29 Feb 24
Tic Push Dancing (club mix) (17:39)
Dancing Soca Boogie Tic Toc (club mix) (16:21)
 in stock $8.18
Top Of The Stairs
Cat: EXUMG 10. Rel: 14 Feb 24
Top Of The Stairs (4:40)
You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good (3:52)
Review: Collins And Collins were originally at the Top Of The Stairs back in 1980 when this one first landed. It has since become a revered underground classic much loved on the modern soul circuit as a timeless gem. The song was first composed by Ashford & Simpson who recorded their own version but when playing live would switch to the Collins & Collins version. The tune first came on CD via Expansion back in 1993 and now gets a first official 7" version back with the exceptionally rare version of Gamble & Huff's 'You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good' which first was recorded by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes in 1975.
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Played by: Pete Haigh
 in stock $14.76
Perdi Mis Temores
Cat: LBM 027. Rel: 20 Feb 24
Perdi Mis Temores (feat N Hardem & Mismo Perro) (3:33)
Conjunto Media Luna (4:21)
Review: Conjunto Media Luna's 'Perdi Mis Temores' delivers a captivating blend of traditional Mexican folk music with contemporary flair and arrives now on 7" via Little Beat More. The talented musical ensemble showcases exquisite harmonies and intricate instrumentation throughout to create a rich tapestry of sound that evokes nostalgia and emotion. Conjunto Media Luna's passion for their cultural heritage shines through in every note of both of the tunes here, in particular the title cut featuring feat Hardem & Mismo Perro, making this a must-listen for fans of authentic Mexican music and newcomers alike.
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Tags: Latin | Cumbia
 in stock $14.51
Trippin' Out
Cat: COR 001. Rel: 07 Feb 24
Trippin’ Out (edit) (3:55)
Little Bit Of Love (edit) (3:16)
Review: The magnificently steam and seductive 'Trippin' Out' by Coolin' Out captivates heart and mind with its infectious grooves and laid-back vibes. The track emanates a cool energy as it seamlessly blends elements of funk, jazz, and hip-hop. Coolin' Out's smooth delivery and tight instrumentation create a sublime mix that transports listeners to a world of relaxation and euphoria and serves as a testament to the group's mastery of their craft. The flipside tune, an edit of 'Little Bit Of Love', is just as romanic and loved up with its slowly unfurling funk rhythms.
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 in stock $14.76
Stay A While
Stay A While (hand-numbered pink vinyl 7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: FR 017. Rel: 31 Jan 24
Stay A While (3:03)
Dance Tonight (2:52)
Review: Claude Cooper is a rather mysterious figure despite having got plenty of people talking in the last couple of years. He has picked up some high-profile radio play and after being unmasked recently is back with a gorgeous new funk single on the Friendly Recordings label. This hand-numbered pink vinyl 7" is limited to 300 copies and opens with the mad feel-good vibe of 'Stay A While' with its happy chords and dusty, driving drum funk. It's perfect for sunny days and lazy afternoons and 'Dance Tonight' is a bit more raw and 60s tinged for later in the party.
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Played by: The Allergies
 in stock $16.62
What Did You Run For?
What Did You Run For? (hand-stamped hand-numbered 12" limited to 200 copies)
Cat: HS 253VL. Rel: 14 Feb 24
What Did You Run For? (album version) (6:56)
What Did You Run For? (Danilo Plessow remix)
 in stock $18.20
I Got The Fever
Cat: CHARLY 712S. Rel: 15 Jan 24
Creation - "I Got The Fever" (2:59)
The Prophets - "I Got The Fever" (3:01)
 in stock $16.35
Don't Bring Me Down (reissue)
Cat: M 7050. Rel: 19 Feb 24
Don't Bring Me Down (2:39)
 in stock $12.65
Phuture Soul
Cat: SLD 2301. Rel: 01 Feb 24
Phuture Soul (3:34)
Catch This Train (2:42)
Glass Tears (2:51)
Not In My Name (3:53)
Review: Dancefloor Stompers was formed in Sardinia in 2009. They are a talented group of musicians who have a big love of mod jazz, black music roots and Italian soundtracks and library music classics from the 50s through to the 80s and all of that influences this new EP, Phuture Soul. Recorded and mixed at Solid Twin Studio between May 2021 and January 2022, it kick off with the title track which pairs rock guitars with funky basslines. 'Catch This Train' has a more playful pop-rock feel with big horns, 'Glass Tears' is a smoother groove and 'Not In My Name' closes on a more downbeat note.
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Roz
Roz (12" in die cut sleeve limited to 300 copies)
Cat: KOS 030. Rel: 07 Feb 24
Mankind (6:44)
Matteo (5:30)
Exploration (5:09)
Superpowers (5:00)
 in stock $17.40
Chi Talo EP Vol 2
Cat: MRB 1259. Rel: 01 Mar 24
New Sound Quartet - "Bass Construction" (Marc Davis edit) (5:47)
The Saucer Planes - "Straight To The Point" (Marc Davis edit) (8:13)
Review: Producer, DJ, and revered collector Marc Davis returns to his Chi-Talo series with a much-anticipated second volume. The Chi-Talo series deals in split EPs; each entry draws on an ultra-rare Chicago house gem and an Italian disco record respectively (one for the A and one for the B), re-working both into an enduring dialectal retelling of each city's contemporaneous come-ups in the 1980s and 90s. This time around, we're met with a reconstruction of 'Bass Construction', first heard on the Italo disco album Crazy Colours by New Sound Quartet (1979). Then comes a wonky, handclapping rendition of The Saucer Planes' 'Straight To The Point', the original of which can hardly be found on the net at all, even now. Both are huge but humble versions, marking out the guidelines for yet more editors to come.
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Tags: Disco Funk
 in stock $15.56
Wedding Bells
Cat: REPRO 18. Rel: 22 Feb 24
Wedding Bells (2:23)
It's No News (2:09)
 in stock $10.54
Dreams Of Contentment
Cat: COL 1432. Rel: 24 Jan 24
Dreams Of Contentment (2:56)
Zing Zing Zing (2:50)
 in stock $8.96
I Can't Leave You
Cat: ANDO 115. Rel: 08 Jan 24
I Can't Leave You (3:21)
Guess I'll Never (3:15)
 in stock $16.35
I Can't Leave You (Special Edition)
I Can't Leave You (Special Edition) (translucent red vinyl 7" limited to 75 copies)
Cat: ANDOR 115. Rel: 17 Jan 24
I Can't Leave You (3:24)
Guess I'll Never (3:16)
 in stock $18.20
You Don't Know Who You Sleeping With
Cat: SJ 1021. Rel: 26 Feb 24
Shirley Diamond & Jesse James - "You Don't Know Who You Sleeping With" (3:56)
Shirley Diamond - "You Don't Know Who You Sleeping With" (3:43)
Review: Diamond & James, aka Jesse James and Shirley Diamond, unite for a timeless collaboration that will swell the heart. First introduced by the late Harvey Scales, Jesse and Shirley's partnership flourished over time while Shirley, an educator from Atlanta, balanced her performing career with teaching, always showcasing her talents on weekends and school breaks. She has graced stages alongside music icons like Atlantic Starr and Bobby Bland, proving herself to be a versatile talent with notable releases like 'You Don't Have To Be Sad, To Sing The Blues' and 'Strong Woman'. This one 'You Don't Know Who You Sleeping With,' is a duet produced by Felton Pilate that highlights their enduring musical synergy and dedication to their craft.
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Poincina
Poincina (12")
Cat: NATURE 002HBR. Rel: 01 Feb 24
Poincina (edit) (5:05)
Endless Flight (edit) (4:36)
Inside Your Love (edit) (5:36)
Review: Some 14 months on from his first outing for Newcastle-on-Tyne's finest re-edit imprint, former Wild Bunch man DJ Nature returns to Hot Biscuit Recordings with three more tried-and-tested reworks. A-side 'Poincina' is particularly potent, with the exiled Bristolian making merry with a full-blown disco extravaganza built around sensationally squelchy synth-bass, rubbery slap-bass, lolloping beats and soaring orchestration. 'Endless Flight', meanwhile, sees him tweak and extend a sun-baked slab of Brazilian jazz-funk-fusion full of heady female vocalisations and twinkling piano solos, while 'Inside Your Love' is a glassy-eyed, loved-up slab of soulful disco perfection.
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One Question
Cat: RSR 002. Rel: 15 Feb 24
One Question (feat SLIMKID3) (3:24)
One Question (feat SLIMKID3 - Jim Sharp remix) (3:07)
Review: This all-star collaboration features SlimKid3 from Pharcyde, Hamburg DJ and producer Schmiddlfinga as well as DMC Champion DJ Robert Smith. The uplifting party track 'One Question' is result of their talents. This jam gives off a classic 90s sound with the sampling, scratching and production. All three members work in harmony to create an amazing jam for the summer. If this gets in the right hands, expect it to blow up. Jim Sharp on the remix offers a great alternative version that hits just as hard. This 7" packs a punch for the hip-hop heads!
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Iko (Never Felt This Way)
Cat: M 45005. Rel: 01 Feb 24
Double A - "Iko (Never Felt This Way)" (4:18)
Jim Sharp - "Tell Me What To Do" (3:37)
Review: Jim Sharp presents his sophomore Mountain 45s release, following up the absolute banger of a debut, 'Westchester Eagle'. Coming full circle, we hear Sharp team back up with fellow producer Double A here; on the A we've got the latter's 'Iko (Never Felt This Way)', a fearless cross-section of big beat, Latin funk and sampled West African refrains, while Sharp helms up the B-side this time around, with a full-horseshoe'd rerub of an (ashamedly on our part) unknown funk delight.
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Go Funk Me
Cat: DUR 0087. Rel: 11 Jan 24
Go Funk Me (2:46)
Bucket (2:50)
Review: The Du-Rites is a superb funk combo based in New York City with Jay Mumford (no, not that Mumford) on drums, keys and bass guitar and Pablo Martin on guitar, bass guitar and keys. They have been turning out the jams now for almost a decade and 'Go Funk Me' on Od Maid is their latest. The short but sweet A-side rides on a deep cut funk rhythm that is softened by some fluttering flutes, though the baritone spoken words being a hint of menace next to the organ chords. 'Bucket' on the B-side is another percolating rhythm with cool spoken words and plenty of liveliness in the perc.
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Wet Summer
Wet Summer (limited 7")
Cat: SC 7068. Rel: 02 Feb 24
Wet Summer (3:57)
Night Raid (3:51)
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When I'm With You (reissue)
Cat: EXUMG 12. Rel: 21 Feb 24
When I'm With You (3:34)
Let Me Be (3:25)
Review: This one is a rare soul gem that has not been easy to find on 7" for 40 years. It is one of the countless masterpieces that were produced by the great studio legend Larry Mizell who made it for Alabama born soul singer Brenda Lee Eager. She later relocated to Chicago and sang with Jerry Butler in his back up group Peaches and dueted with him on their million-selling duet 'Ain't Understanding Mellow'. Brenda did more backing singing with the likes of Ray Charles, Diana Ross, and Stevie Wonder and wrote songs recorded by Bobby Womack, Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight before laying this one down in 1974.
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