100% Secure Shopping

Studio equipment

Our full range of studio equipment from all the leading equipment and software brands. Guaranteed fast delivery and low prices.

Visit Juno Studio

100% Secure Shopping

DJ equipment

Our full range of DJ equipment from all the leading equipment and software brands. Guaranteed fast delivery and low prices.Visit Juno DJ

This Week: Funk Soul & Jazz

View:
Options
Items 1 to 8 of 8 on page 1 of 1
Albums
  1. Birds Of Paradise
  2. Prayer For Amerikkka (part 1 & 2)
  3. Lesterlude
  4. Twenty-Three N Me, Jupiter Redux
  5. Whales
  6. Simple Silver Surfer
  7. Bird Dogs Of Paradise
  8. Nuevo Roquero Estereo
  9. Love Song
Review: In 2017, Jaimie Branch emerged from Chicago's spiritual and experimental jazz underground with a debut album of rare inventiveness. Two years on, the avant-garde, improvisational trumpeter is finally ready to offer up a sequel, "Fly Or Die II: Bird Dogs Of Paradise". It sees Branch wrap distinctive trumpet refrains - some played in a traditional manner, others mutilated by effects units - around a myriad of off-kilter and improvised backing tracks. While much of the instrumentation is from the jazz playbook, a number of tracks make great use of xylophone, mbira and other exotic but melodic percussion instruments. The album's standout moment, "Prayer For Amerikkka (Part 1 & 2)" sees her go even further, with vocalists and beat poets narrating a politically charged, future spiritual jazz anthem.
Read more
 in stock $10.60
BBE
Cat: BBE 587ACD. Rel: 15 Oct 19
  1. Kokosi
  2. I'm Ready
  3. Feed My Body
  4. It's What's Happening
  5. Hard Times
  6. Born With Music
  7. African Hustle
  8. Kinyi Ai Kawali
  9. Adesa A
  10. Minyo
  11. Games We Used To Play
Review: BBE continue to explore the little-known catalogue of Ghanaian athlete-turned-musician Sidiku Buari, whose West African style takes on disco and boogie made him a surprise star on the New York underground in the late 1970s. Here they offer up a fresh pressing of "Disco Soccer", a brilliantly vibrant and over-the-top set of NYC disco floor-fillers that's been stretched out across two slabs of wax (the original album was a single LP) to ensure a more dancefloor-friendly cut. Highlights include the bass-heavy, Moog-laden hustle of "I'm Ready", the Patrick Adams-esque brilliance of "Hard Times", the intoxicating, high-octane thrills of "African Hustle" and the pitched-down sweetness of "Games We Used To Play".
Read more
 in stock $11.21
Cat: IARC 0023CD. Rel: 18 Oct 19
  1. Destination
  2. Black Family
  3. What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black
  4. Impepho
  5. We Are Starzz
  6. London
  7. Capetown (feat Asher Simiso Gamedze)
  8. The Oracle
Review: Since turning up in the Windy city a few years ago, spiritual jazz singer, clarinetist and composer Angel Bat Dawid has become a stalwart of Chicago's vibrant avant-garde scene. Here he delivers a debut album that should, if there's any justice at least, propel her towards international superstardom. Both her melancholic clarinet lines and distinctive singing feature prominently throughout, alongside sparse percussion, occasional Afro-futurist synthesizer motifs, harp and guitars - all of which Dawid plays herself. It's a virtuoso display that more than confirms her status as one of the spiritual jazz scene's most authentic voices.
Read more
 in stock $10.05
Crush (CD)
Cat: ZENCD 259. Rel: 18 Oct 19
  1. Falaise
  2. Last Bloom
  3. Anasickmodular
  4. Requiem For CS70 & Strings
  5. Karakul
  6. LesAlpx
  7. Bias
  8. Environments
  9. Birth
  10. Sea-watch
  11. Apoptose (part 1)
  12. Apoptose (part 2)
Review: A new album from Sam Shepherd AKA Floating Points is always cause for celebration, but even by his standards "Crush" is rather special. Largely eschewing the ambient jazz soundscape shuffle of 2017's "Reflections - Mojave Desert", it sees the Shepherd showcase his musical dexterity in stunning fashion via cuts that wrap shimmering neo-classical strings around what sound like modular electronics and rhythms that variously touch on broken beat, off-kilter experimental D&B and Autechre-style IDM. Of course there are ambient and experimental soundscapes showcased, but it's the fact that the album contains a swathe of formidably dancefloor-focused cuts in the style that first made him standout that pleases us most. Highlights include recent single "LesAlpx", the dreamy "Anasickmodular" and the "People's Potential" style deep house intricacy of "Last Bloom".
Read more
 in stock $10.47
Cat: BEWITH 061CD. Rel: 15 Oct 19
  1. Blue Beach - Welcome To Your Beach
  2. Never Find A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)
  3. By The Pool
  4. Roll Over, Beethoven - Out Of The Beach
  5. In The Shade
  6. Looking Across The Street
  7. Long Distance Look
  8. Hot Afternoon
  9. Crying In The Sun
  10. The Next Time
  11. Miss BB Walks Away
  12. Sleep Walk
  13. Standing There
Review: While he enjoyed a brief career as a musician in the 1960s, by the time he recorded debut album "Down On The Road By The Beach" in 1983 Steve Hiett was better known as one of the world's leading fashion photographers. In fact, it was at the suggestion of a Japanese gallery owner that he got back in the studio to record what has long been regarded as an impossible-to-find Balearic gem. Hiett's reverb and delay-laden Peter Green style guitar passages take centre stage throughout, winding in and out of languid grooves and ambient electronics to create what some have called "the ultimate desert island disc" - a record of such lazy, sun-kissed beauty that it sounds tailor made for drowsy days waking up on the beach.
Read more
 in stock $14.77
JUNGLE/VARIOUS
Back To Mine (2xCD (CD 1 mixed, CD 2 unmixed))
Cat: BACKCD 30. Rel: 18 Oct 19
  1. Barbara Moore - "Steam Heart"
  2. Inflo - "No Fear"
  3. Merle - "Fannie Likes 2 Dance"
  4. Manuel Darquart - "Birds Of Paradiso"
  5. Drumtalk - "Red Haze"
  6. Admin - "Space Cadet"
  7. Mocky - "How It Goes"
  8. The Marias - "Carino"
  9. Sly5thAve - "Super Rich Kids"
  10. Kamaal Williams - "High Roller"
  11. Sam Evian - "Next To You"
  12. BadBadNotGood - "Lavender" (feat Kaytranada)
  13. Jungle - "Come Back A Different Day"
  14. Mansur Brown - "Shiroi"
  15. The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY - "Live On"
  16. Sault - "Masterpiece"
  17. Paul Cherry - "Like Yesterday"
  18. HNNY - "Sunday"
  19. Barbara Moore - "Steam Heart"
  20. Inflo - "No Fear"
  21. Merle - "Fannie Likes 2 Dance"
  22. Manuel Darquart - "Birds Of Paradiso"
  23. Admin - "Space Cadet"
  24. Mocky - "How It Goes"
  25. The Marias - "Carino"
  26. Sly5thAve - "Super Rich Kids"
  27. Kamaal Williams - "High Roller"
  28. Sam Evian - "Next To You"
  29. BadBadNotGood - "Lavender" (feat Kaytranda)
  30. Jungle - "Come Back A Different Day"
  31. Mansur Brown - "Shiroi"
  32. The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY - "Live On"
  33. Sault - "Masterpiece"
  34. Paul Cherry - "Like Yesterday"
  35. HNNY - "Sunday"
Review: The best editions of the long running "Back To Mine" series tend to be those where the chosen selector offers up a varied but loosely linked mix of surprising and lesser-known tunes. On their edition, Mercury Prize nominated duo Jungle has done just that. Beginning with the bluesy late night lament of Barbara Moore's "Steam Heart", the pair takes us on a warming and eye-opening journey through Afrobeat (Inflo), glassy-eyed wind-down deep house (Manuel Darquart, Admin's brilliant "Space Cadet"), skewed pop (Mocky), string-laden jazz-funk (Kamaal Williams), Serge Gainsbourg-esque chanson (Sam Evian), drowsy Balearica (Mansur Brown), and loved-up 1960s style dream pop (The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY, HNNY).
Read more
 in stock $10.31
2066 (CD)
Cat: LEGO 164. Rel: 17 Oct 19
  1. Preaching To The Choir
  2. Stronger (feat JSwiss)
  3. Superstrada
  4. Concrete Stardust
  5. Where Do We Go From Here (feat Lee Fields)
  6. Macumba
  7. Take On The World (feat Gizelle Smith)
  8. Return To Space (feat Peter Thomas)
  9. Golden Shadow
  10. Today
  11. Here We Go (feat Mocambo Kidz)
  12. Bounce That Ass (feat Ice T & Charlie Funk)
Review: Having spent much of the last few years offering up tropical grooves under their alternative Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band alias, the Mighty Mocambos have finally got around to recording another funk-focused album. Of course, this is not straight-up revivalist funk or soul in the strict sense, but rather a collection of inventive cuts rooted in bustling breakbeats, fuzzy basslines, razor-sharp guitar riffs and hazy horns. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the sweet soul shuffle of Lee Fields collaboration "Where Do We Go From Here" and the rasping dancefloor soul-funk goodness of Gizelle Smith hook-up "Take On The World", to the 1950s sci-fi soundtrack cheeriness of "Return To Space" (featuring legendary composer Peter Thomas), and the synth-fired intergalactic dancefloor goodness of "Golden Shadow".
Read more
 in stock $11.28
VARIOUS
Cat: SJRCD 446. Rel: 18 Oct 19
  1. Geraldo Pino - "Shake Hands"
  2. Sonny Okosunds Ozziddi - "Dance Of The Elephants"
  3. The Wings - "We'll Get Home"
  4. Alhaji (Chief) Prof Kollington Ayinla - "E Ye Ika Se"
  5. Colomach - "Kassa Kpa Sama Kpa"
  6. Geraldo Pino - "Heavy Heavy Heavy"
  7. MFB - "Beware"
  8. Tony Grey & The Ozimba Messengers - "You Are The One"
  9. Sonny Okosuns - "Oba Erediauwa I"
  10. The Wings - "Single Boy"
  11. Geraldo Pino - "Power To The People"
  12. Original Wings - "Igba Alusi"
  13. Don Bruce & The Angels - "Sugar Baby"
  14. Geraldo Pino - "Africans Must Unite"
Review: Back in 2017, Soul Jazz offered up a superb box set of seven 7" singles featuring a wealth of 1970s Nigerian afro-rock, afro-funk and afro-disco. Since then the box has been changing hands for significant sums online, so they've bowed to pressure and decided to reissue it as a gatefold double album. It features the same combination of tracks from the likes of Geraldo Pino, Tony Grey, The Wings and MFB, though this time they've been included in a different order. For those interested in raw, raucous and life-affirming Nigerian dance music from the period, it should be an essential purchase (providing, of course, they don't already own the previous box set).
Read more
 in stock $12.59
Items 1 to 8 of 8 on page 1 of 1

Filter

This Week: Funk Soul & Jazz
Close