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Too Much (gatefold 2xLP in spot-varnished sleeve)
Cat: BLACKLP 005. Rel: 12 Sep 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. A Strong Move For Truth (feat Nadine Charles) (3:19)
  2. Good Morning (feat Samii) (2:40)
  3. Remini Dream (feat Ivana Santilli) (3:46)
  4. I Don't Wanna Know (feat Obenewa) (3:21)
  5. Unknown Faults (3:59)
  6. Life Can Be Unreal (feat Sarina Leah) (3:26)
  7. Too Much (feat Sharlene Hector) (1:58)
  8. You Are Virgo (5:05)
  9. Come Of Age (3:28)
  10. Just Leave It (feat Lady Alma) (4:52)
  11. Ogawa Okasan Said Just Play (4:45)
  12. A Where Pringle Deh? (2:14)
  13. My Standards Are (Not) Too High (8:40)
Review: In our eyes, 2000 Black lynchpin Dego can do no wrong. You'll therefore be unsurprised to hear that we're huge fans of the 4Hero founder member's latest solo album, a belated follow-up to 2015's "The More Things Stay The Same". It is, of course, superbly soulful, slicky produced and wonderfully paced, moving from the heady soul sweetness of "A Strong Move For Truth", to the deep jazz-funk/broken beat vibes of "My Standards Are (Not) Too High" via 12 other warm and seductive cuts of an equally high standard. Highlights include the summery bruk-soul bliss of "Remini Dream", the toasty boogie revivalism of "Unknown Faults" and the Clavinet-sporting brilliance of Lady Alma hook-up "Just Leave It".
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  1. Lenny Fontana, Tension - "A Place Called Heaven" (Joey Negro dub Groove) (6:58)
  2. Jay Denes, Ada Dyer - "You Make Me Whole" (Joey Negro Rhodes dub) (5:17)
  3. Julian Sanza - "To Love" (5:16)
  4. Frankie Knuckles, Satoshi Tomiie, Andrea Mendez - "Bring Me Love" (Eventual dub) (6:56)
Review: Some serious no-nonsense house grooves for all true-school DJs to cop, dug out from the annals of club music history. Things kick off good and proper with Joey Negro's insanely powerful "Dub Groove" mix of Lenny Fontana's "A Place Called Heaven". Negro's on the buttons once again with the classic, pumping "Rhodes Dub" of "You Make Me Whole" by Jay Denes and Ada Dyer. On the flip, Julian Sanza drops the squelchy boogie inflected "To Love" before the record ends on a serious bang with the dream team of Frankie Knuckles, Satoshi Tomiie and Andrea Mendez's "Bring Me Love (Eventual Dub)". This is as actual house as actual house can get - the real deal, crystalised in four evergreen gems pressed on one handy record.
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Summer Madness Part 1 & 2 (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: FUR 7377. Rel: 12 Sep 19
Funk
  1. Summer Madness (part 1) (2:59)
  2. Summer Madness (part 2) (2:37)
Review: Ubiquity is back with another of its two part 7"s, this time from contemporary soul group The Soul Surfers. Experts at covering the greats, they recently turned their hand to a classic from The JB's, while this time out it is Kool & The Gang's classic "Summer Madness" that gets a deep-cut and sexy make over. Part 1 is a sensuous slow burner with downtempo drums and heavenly guitar playing, while part 2 has harder drum grooves and dreamy , psyched-out guitars. It's another ageless rework that you need in your life.
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CS 017 (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: CS 017. Rel: 09 Sep 19
Electro
  1. Timeless (6:22)
  2. Clutch (7:03)
  3. Correlation (6:35)
Review: After debuting his Pakzad moniker on Infiltrate last year, Justin Pak makes the leap to Burnski's Constant Sound with this assured set of electro workouts built for the modern age. "Timeless" is a snappy, vibrant cut with a serious amount of techno propulsion to match the crooked funk of the beats. "Clutch" has a more trippy, melodic twist, while "Correlation" hunkers down into a more backroom vibe as detailed as it is freaky. This is seriously executed electro from a fast-rising talent - nab a copy, drop it into a set and watch the bodies writhe.
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Played by: Burnski, Mr KS
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Don't Stop (Ray Mang Mix) (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: FAR 040. Rel: 09 Sep 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Don't Stop (Ray Mang Special extended mix) (9:21)
  2. Kano Line Dance (6:08)
  3. Don't Stop (5:39)
Review: The Andromeda Orchestra project was last seen on Faze Action last year, when "Get Up & Dance" got the remix treatment by Nick The Record. This time around the project gets a serious disco treatment from Ray Mang, who stretches "Don't Stop" out across the A side for a nine minute pleasure ride that's heavy on the funk. "Kano Line Dance" kicks off the B side in another loose and nasty party jam, before the original Philly string busting brilliance of "Don't Stop" completes the set in fabulous fashion.
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Living With Ants (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: RTTD 015. Rel: 09 Sep 19
Electro
  1. Catso
  2. Why Look At Animals
  3. The Brush
  4. Slim Filter
Review: Helena Hauff returns to her own Return To Disorder label after last year's joyously received "Qualm" album on Ninja Tune. It's the first fully solo record Hauff has released herself, and it more than lives up to expectation. "Catso" is a wonderfully expressive slice of noirish electro draped in vintage synth arps and twinkling leads as enchanting as they are spooky. "Why Look At Animals" has a more low down funk, but once again sports the richly harmonic synth hooks to make this appeal right across the board. "The Brush" ups the tempo, but keeps things sparse and moody, while "Slim Filter" gets a touch more nasty and sounds utterly fantastic with it. Compared to her rabid DJ sets, these productions represent the more measured side of Hauff, but they're no less deadly.
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Cat: DB 7025. Rel: 09 Sep 19
Funk
  1. Soho - "Hot Music" (Jazz mix) (5:07)
  2. Earth People - "Dance" (club mix) (4:08)
Review: Pal Joey is a legendary New York house producer. Whatever alias he assumes - and there are many - you can be sure of real quality, and this 7" features two of his best: As Soho he offers the jazzy keys and funked up house loops of "Hot Music" which samples Wynton Marsalis's "Skain's Domain". On the flip, he becomes Earth People and serves up pure house joy on "Dance" with its ebullient vocal yelps, party starting sax lines and timeless chords. It's the sort of celebratory, end of the night weapon that will send people home in absolute raptures.
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Cat: VR 007TM. Rel: 09 Sep 19
Deep House
  1. Sirko Muller - "Affinity" (5:56)
  2. Sirko Muller - "Affinity" (RV800 Bmax Hyperbole) (7:49)
  3. Jonno & Tommo - "Efficacy" (6:07)
  4. Jonno & Tommo - "Efficacy" (Havantepe Emax Potentiation) (6:24)
Review: The Verdant label continues to plumb depths others fail to reach in the search for the most immersive techno emanating from the underground. On this split disc, the A side is under the control of Sirko Muller, who unfurls a masterful take on dub techno and minimal house as subtle as it is sublime. RV800 then remixes "Affinity" and makes it into a bouncy, acid-flecked groover that remains true to Verdant's deep dynamics. Jonno & Tommo take on the flip with the sultry mood piece "Efficacy," a spooked-out trip of a track that gets flipped into a slippery electro number by Havantepe.
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Alphaville EP (180 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: CMD 006. Rel: 09 Sep 19
Deep House
  1. Halo City (8:26)
  2. Falling Framework (feat Eisentanz & Grant) (5:18)
  3. Akira 2171 (7:18)
  4. Ilipsyon (6:03)
Review: Originally prolific in the late 90s and back with a renewed sense of vigour in the past few years, Dan Piu's classic, widescreen vision of hardware techno captures the verve of the original Detroit blueprint while bringing a fresh, welcome energy to the genre. This drop on Common Dreams brims with the same head-swirling magic, especially on vividly rendered lead track "Halo City". "Falling Framework" has a more mellow veneer, but there's still so much playful detail bringing the track to life. "Akira 2171" has an old-skool sci fi quality balanced out by its linear sense of progression, and "Ilipsyon" takes things deeper into a wistful jack reminiscent of the spookiest Trax output.
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Cat: COMEME 051. Rel: 05 Sep 19
Deep House
  1. Get Centred (6:42)
  2. Line To Earth (6:05)
  3. Rio Lea (7:39)
Review: Joe has been behind some of the most inventive rhythms and hard hitting club tunes of the past decade. Always happy to veer off-piste while drawing on bass, dubstep, techno, 140bpm workouts and everything in between. Here the Londoner makes a break from home label Hessle Audio to land on the equally cutting edge Comeme. "Rio Lea" is the pick: it's a loose rhythm coloured with samba skip, soul drenched strings and Latin flair that transports you directly to South America. The others aren't bad either to be fair, with "Line To Earth" exploring a slower, dubbed out groove, and "Get Centred" working the dance floor into a frenzy with its mad xylophone melodies, tight, percolating drums and tense chord stabs.
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Cat: DE 256. Rel: 06 Sep 19
Electro
  1. Au Velodrome 141 (5:17)
  2. Glasfabrik (4:41)
  3. Capataz (2:51)
Review: Dark Entries has been at the forefront of the coldwave and synth revival that has slowly taken hold over the last decade. Next up they turn their attention to a reissue of an out of print EP from 1988 by Jordi Guber and Krishna Goineau as Velodrome. Villalobos has been known to drop cuts from it, which should give you a good idea of its musical style: freaky 80s electro built on steppy drums, with taut and twanging synths reverberating around the mix, as exemplified by the opener. "Glasfabrik" is a hyper-speed cut with a tongue in cheek vocal, while "Capataz" is the most well-known joint with its acid bass and crashing hits.
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Played by: Dmitry Distant
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Cat: JAL 310V. Rel: 05 Sep 19
Funk
  1. Every Trick In The Book (3:10)
  2. Nuff Respect (feat Andy Cooper) (3:39)
Review: Clear the way when you see them coming through! Three albums deep since 2016, Jalapeno's in-house funk machine The Allergies wheel up with more brand new material. "Every Trick In The Book" shakes and slides with a wry psychedelic groove, a familiar vocal, big horns and lavish dollops of the feel-good flare the Bristol duo have made their signature. Need something spicier? Flip over for "Nuff Respect" where long-standing MC partner in vibes Andy Cooper steps up to cover one of the all time OGs: Big Daddy Kane. Back up and bow.
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BASSO/VARIOUS
Cat: ZZZV 19003. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Hans Hass - "Welche Farbe Hat Der Wind" (4:28)
  2. DJ Food - "The Dawn" (4:58)
  3. RVDS - "Minuet De Vampire" (5:41)
  4. Horizont - "Light Of Darkness" (5:31)
  5. Xiame - "Nosso Destino" (5:04)
  6. Miko - "Im Garten" (3:00)
  7. Massimo Stella - "C'e Una Donna Sola" (4:04)
  8. Trimolo - "Tempo 100" (5:08)
  9. Diedel - "Wo Seid Ihr" (3:50)
  10. Mikey D - "I Need You" (dub) (6:04)
  11. Wolfsmond - "Fuhl Dich Frei" (Basso Maxi edit) (6:44)
  12. Ghia - "You Won't Sleep On My Pillow" (3:49)
  13. Jean Phillipe Rykiel - "Fair Light" (4:22)
Review: Music For Dreams' latest must-have compilation of obscure Balearic treats comes courtesy of noted digger Basso, a DJ, producer and re-editor who has previously released some killer scalpel jobs on Joe's Bakery and People Must Jam. You'll find one of his edits tucked away towards the end of the EP - a tidy extension of Wolfsmond's sun-kissed, Chris Rea-esque German language number "Fuhl Dich Frei" - alongside stunning selections that variously touch on stoned West Coast jazz-rock, new age, ambient, drowsy 80s pop, kosmiche and loved-up late night AOR shufflers. An inspired collection of pretty much unknown gems; what's not to like?
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Cat: PDON 010. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Techno
  1. Cult Hero (Do You Wanna Touch Me) (album edit) (6:45)
  2. Cult Hero (Do You Wanna Touch Me) (club mix) (5:47)
  3. Cult Hero (Do You Wanna Touch Me) (Slow) (7:29)
Review: House and techno badboys Paranoid London are proceeding the release of their second album with a bunch of singles from it. First up is "Cult Hero" featuring Simon Topping - one of many guest vocalists on the full length. It's a bristling acid house cut with tight, corrugated drums and relentless 303 mania ripping up the groove. Topping's deadpan vocals are layered over the top and bring to mind the more anthemic work of Depeche Mode. "Club Mix" is even more caustic and kinetic, while closer "Slow Mix" strips back everything but for the lunching drums and demonic vocals of Topping.
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Cat: AND 010. Rel: 28 Aug 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Disco Mondo (5:06)
  2. In The City (6:18)
Review: It's been four years since A&R Edits ceased releasing music after serving up nine essential EPs between 2013 and 2015. This return to action has been masterminded by Merseyside scalpel fiends Greg Wilson ("GW") and Henry Greenwood, whose fine revision of Neneh Cherry's "Buffalo Stance" kick-started the imprint six years ago. A-side "Disco Mondo" is a rolling revision of a lesser-known breathy disco jam of (we think) Italian origin. It boasts a metronomic groove, wah-wah guitars, elongated organ chords, congas for days and a few well-placed swirling electronic effects. Over on side B, "In The City" is a dreamy chunk of mid-tempo, Italo-disco influenced synth-pop.
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Played by: FINGERMAN, Osmose, BRENDON P
 in stock $9.87
PL (limited transparent vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: PDONLP 002LTD. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Techno
  1. Starting Fights (with Josh Caffe )
  2. The Boombox Affair (with Bubbles Bubblesynski)
  3. Nobody Watching (with Mutado Pintado)
  4. The Music
  5. Angel Of Hell (with Arthur Baker & Alan Vega)
  6. Drum Machine
  7. Blue-Ish
  8. Cult Hero (Do You Wanna Touch Me) (with Simon Topping )
  9. Sly Is Watching
  10. (Vi-Vi) Vicious Games (with Josh Caffe )
Review: When it comes to jackin' Chicago style acid house revivalism, few can hold a candle to Paranoid London. As this long-awaited second album proves, the duo is the undisputed masters of sweaty, TB-303 driven jack-tracks and - as recent single "(Vi-Vi) Vicious Games" and LP opener "Starting Fights" prove - classic-sounding vocal cuts that recall the glory years of Fingers, Inc in the mid-to-late 1980s. Interestingly, "PL" boasts far more collaborations than we've seen from Paranoid London before, including a string of ragged club cuts blessed with evocative spoken word vocals, a thrusting acid throb-job with lead vocals by Simon Topping and a suitably twisted, machine-driven hook up with Arthur Baker and Alan Vega (the raw and weighty "Angel Of Hell").
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Cat: MSR 013. Rel: 29 Aug 19
Funk
  1. Harina De Maiz (2:57)
  2. Corned Beef Hash (3:03)
Review: Founded in 1967 by singer/producer Carlos Oliva and other Cuban immigrants to the United States, Los Sobrinos del Juez were briefly one of the leading protagonists of the turn-of-the-'70s "Miami Sound" - a humid and intoxicating fusion of blues, rock, funk and dancefloor-focused Latin sounds. Their 1974 debut single "Harina De Maiz" - here reissued for the first time since - is a perfect example of that short lived style, offering up a mixture of wah-wah-guitar and psychedelic organ-powered Latin funk grooves and righteous Cuban vocals. On this edition it comes backed by the previously unheard "Corned Beef Hash", a swinging Latin-jazz number rich in vibraphone solos, jaunty piano riffs and plenty of hip-wiggling percussion.
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Night City Life (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: STLKLP 006. Rel: 04 Sep 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Catherine Brenot - "Et Tout Est Yin Et Tout Est Yang" (club mix) (5:19)
  2. 1 Plus 1 - "Coming Up For Air" (instrumental) (5:25)
  3. Fragile - "We've Got Tonight, Boy" (6:13)
  4. Jarmaz - "Night City Life" (Disco remix) (3:55)
  5. Friend Of Mine - "Just Your Pride" (4:47)
  6. Mac & Monica - "You’re So Good To Me" (6:29)
  7. Sala & H - "Feel The Love" (4:00)
  8. Alexandra - "Fantasia (Fantasy)" (4:45)
  9. Gioia - "No Secrets" (instrumental) (7:43)
  10. Janelle - "Don't Be Shy" (dub) (6:40)
  11. Alessandro Scellino - "Dinner In The Jungle" (Erotic mix) (6:49)
  12. Brian Tatcher - "Hot Love" (instrumental dub version) (6:48)
  13. Preludio - "Mysterious Nights" (4:46)
Review: Ilan Pdahtzur is as obsessive a record digger as any of his more visible peers. His particular niche is early to mid-eighties club music, and now he gets a platform to show off his skills thanks to the Spacetalk label. "Night City Life" is about music to match that exact setting - nocturnal urban metropolises with glowing neon lights shimmering in the darkness. There's a lot to love across four sides of vinyl here, from Italo disco to steamy boogie cuts and iridescent synth jams. It will make you nostalgic for a time and place you've never experienced (at least not as perfectly as this) and no doubt get plenty of dance floors on their feet.
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No No No (limited 7" repress) (1 per customer)
Cat: BAS 1006. Rel: 11 Sep 19
International
  1. No, No, No (3:52)
  2. Evil Ways (instrumental) (2:58)
Review: Originally pressed (on a limited run) in 2013, LA Latin funk troupe Boogaloo Assassins have reissued these two spellbinding cover versions again due to public demand. Still on a highly limited run, both cuts need to be in your collection: Dawn Penn's "No No No" gets a strict samba switch with lavish percussion and consistent vocal harmonies throughout while Sonny Henry's "Evil Ways" (best known from its Santana cover) gets the dreamy instrumental treatment where the horns and glocks do the narrating over a tight bed of wood blocks, shakers and liquid Rhodes. Killer stuff and Juno is one of the few stores outside of USA which is carrying the 45. Don't Sleep !
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Dotsero (7" limited to 250 copies) (1 per customer)
Cat: FNR 121. Rel: 09 Sep 19
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Dotsero (4:13)
  2. Starspots (2:12)
Review: Funk Night Records were quick to snap up some newly recorded material from Philly psych band Grimace Federation as soon as they heard it, and for good reason. These tracks were recorded during a weekend in a session with producer John McEntire and manage to sound raw and distorted yet seductive. "Dotsero" echoes the magic of Adrian Younge with its big horns and stirring soul, while "Starspots" is a more expansive track, with nebulous chords, busy drum playing and plenty of jazz elements making it a real cosmic voyage.
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Hiragana (180 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: SEEING 003. Rel: 09 Sep 19
Minimal/Tech House
  1. Acid Drip (8:14)
  2. Hiragana (7:42)
  3. Apachi (7:25)
Review: Swiss producer Alci, also known as Shaolin Fantastic, landed with lauded releases on Robsoul before skipping to other labels like Apollonia and Meander. Following last year's excellent "Diversity" double pack, he lands on his own label Seeingsounds with this pitch perfect slice of dreamy minimal house. "Acid Drip" may be a misleading title - it's more of an unending groove draped in gorgeous, shimmering melodic finery. "Hiragana" takes things in a more twitchy direction, while "Apachi" brings another slant on reduced, oddball funk to get the up all night crowd loose and freaky in all the right ways.
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Ahora Si (12")
Cat: BSR 025. Rel: 29 Aug 19
Deep House
  1. Ahora Si (5:30)
  2. Ahora Si (Frank's Sunrise mix) (5:27)
  3. Ahora Si (Ivan remix) (6:30)
  4. Ahora Si (D Tiffany remix) (6:47)
Review: Butter Sessions latest must-check release comes courtesy of Melbourne-based rising star Furious Frank, whose recent EP on Paper-Cuts was particularly impressive. "Ahora Si" is similarly inspired, with the young Australian producer placing Ivy Barkakati's "Sueno Latino" style whispered vocal over a bold, alluring blend of jangling dream house pianos, rugged acid lines, sunrise-ready chords and loose-limbed analogue beats. He provides his own dream house style interpretation (the brilliant "Frank's Sunrise Mix") before inviting Ivan to give his take on the track. He adds some tribal percussion whilst retaining the cut's inherent dreaminess before Canadian producer D. Tiffany re-imagines "Ahora Si" as a bass-heavy chunk of UKG/breakbeat house fusion.
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Played by: Secretsundaze
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MIA (limited 7")
Cat: FLIR 001. Rel: 29 Aug 19
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. MIA (Raw) (4:01)
  2. MIA (Just The music) (3:59)
  3. Lock'd (Raw) (3:26)
  4. Lock'd (Just The music) (3:28)
Review: New York hip hop outfit Missin' Linx's debut release is notable for two reasons: firstly, it features two stone cold jams in the deep cut of "MIA" and the woody boom-bap and smooth flow of "Lock'd". But secondly, and more importantly, "MIA" made use of David McCallum's "The Edge" break before Dr Dre did. Dre's use of it on "The Next Episode" might be more famous, but now you know who did it first.
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Played by: I Love Hip Hop
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DID 019 (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: DID 019. Rel: 09 Sep 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Bubbles The Pimp - "Winterunamerican" (5:48)
  2. Nelly Wilson - "Trapped & Confused" (4:47)
  3. Pierre Pressure - "Love & Beyond" (5:58)
Review: The Dessert Island Discs series continues with yet more arch remixes from across the disco and boogie spectrum. Bubbles The Pimp kicks off the A side with a tasteful treatment of Gil Scott Heron's "Winter In America," which gets rustled up into a sweet and sassy house number with a cheeky acid b-line underneath. Nelly Wilson whips up a storm on the tightly clipped, peak time-oriented "Trapped & Confused". Pierre Pressure's "Love & Beyond" takes it easy on the B side with plenty of fluttering synth wobbles to offset the choppy funk of the guitar - it's a cosmically enhanced floor burner to get you all astral under the collar.
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Played by: LEGO EDIT
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Cat: KALITA 12010. Rel: 06 Sep 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Under Cover Lover (4:58)
  2. Under Cover Lover (instrumental) (4:59)
Review: Kalita Records has thus far proved adept at sniffing out obscure, overlooked classics and reissuing them. Their latest "flip" is as rare, little known and hard-to-find as they come: a one-shot 1985 Caribbean boogie cut from Bahamian musicians Stirling March (now a minister and gospel singer) and bassist Rocky Rolle. "Under Cover Lover" is bright, breezy and sun-kissed, with jaunty synthesizer lead lines and hammered-out piano parts dancing above a tasty groove that fully showcases Rolle's boogie bass skills. Stirling March's lead vocal is superb too, with the Bahamian slickly delivering the loved-up lyrics with aplomb. The flipside "Instrumental" version is typical of New York style boogie dubs of the period, with more attention on the drums, bassline and ricocheting vocal snippets.
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SMOOVE/VARIOUS
Recorded Delivery (2xLP + MP3 download code)
Cat: JAL 284V. Rel: 12 Sep 19
Funk
  1. Nicole Willis - "I Call Your Name" (feat Banda Palomita - Smoove remix) (5:21)
  2. Chrome - "Dopamine Hit" (I Need A Hit Smoove remix) (3:35)
  3. Izo FitzRoy - "Say Something" (Smoove remix) (5:38)
  4. The Haggis Horns - "World Gone Crazy" (feat Lucinda Slim - Smoove remix) (4:33)
  5. The Allergies - "Run It Back" (feat Andy Cooper - Smoove remix) (4:03)
  6. The Third Degree - "Mercy" (Smoove remix) (5:19)
  7. Myles Sanko - "Promises" (Smoove remix) (4:18)
  8. Smoove & Turrell - "Will You Be Mine" (Smoove Retouch) (5:46)
  9. King Bee - "Money Gone" (Smoove remix) (4:15)
  10. Mr Doris & D-Funk - "Back In The Day" (feat MysDiggi - Smoove party remix) (4:03)
  11. Bahama Soul Club - "No Words" (feat Brenda Boykin - Smoove remix) (5:31)
  12. The Future Dub Project - "Captain Hook" (Smoove remix) (7:08)
  13. Renegades Of Jazz - "Fire" (feat Aspects - Smoove remix) (5:16)
  14. Men Of North Country - "I'm Comin' Home (In The Mornin')" (Smoove remix) (3:56)
  15. Fab Samperi - "Jazz Di Mezzaluna" (Smoove remix) (6:01)
  16. John Turrell - "Stella Maris" (Smoove remix) (5:19)
  17. Aldo Vanucci - "You're All Show" (feat Kylie Auldist - Smoove remix) (4:02)
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The Storyteller: A Musical Tribute To Yusef Lateef (gatefold 180 gram vinyl 2xLP + MP3 download code)
Cat: JMANLP 115. Rel: 12 Sep 19
Jazz
  1. Tales Of Saba (7:54)
  2. Ching Miau (8:37)
  3. Love Theme From Spartacus (6:40)
  4. Mashariki (6:47)
  5. Morning (7:06)
  6. Ringo Oiwake (6:17)
  7. Brother John (7:01)
  8. Willow's Walk (7:25)
  9. Not Yet Ornette (7:48)
  10. Inward Flight (7:50)
  11. Salaam Brother Yusef (5:25)
Review: Turning your hand to the catalogue of a jazz colossus like Yusef Lateef would be beyond most contemporary jazz musicians, but then Nat Birchall is currently one of the best saxophonists in the business. Alongside his quartet and with the aid of some unusual instruments from around the world - something Lateef was famously fond of doing - Birchall has delivered a set of covers that breathe breezy new life into some of the American multi-instrumentalist's most admired compositions whilst retaining some of the original flavour. Our favourites include the droning North African brilliance of "Mashariki", the sun-baked afternoon breeze of "Ringo Oiwake" and the piano-powered bliss of "Willow's Walk".
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Nar (12")
Cat: LBF 007. Rel: 10 Sep 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Nar (5:44)
  2. Nar (Autarkik remix) (6:05)
  3. Nar (Inigo Vontier remix) (6:37)
Review: Fire in the hole! Quite literally; "Nar" is Arabic for fire and it's been one of the hottest dubs in the Lipsky brothers' Simple Symmetry sets for quite some time. Jaunty, free-footed, laced with an intoxicating eastern riff and a springy 80s bassline, it has hips slinking from 0-60 in less than seconds. So do the remixes: Autarkik gives it an "Age Of Love" style trancey slither while Inigo Vontier reboosts the percussive element for a much heavier hypnotic experience. Feeling fired up yet?
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Played by: Jac The Disco, Lipelis
 in stock $10.91
Beautiful Vinyl Hunter (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: 190758 91581. Rel: 06 Sep 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Star Child (feat Judi Jackson) (4:17)
  2. Realisations (6:09)
  3. Between The Lines (feat Keyon Harrold & Sparkz) (4:42)
  4. Introspection (feat Theo Croker) (5:00)
  5. Colors (4:32)
  6. Cranes (In The Sky) (5:47)
  7. I Still Believe (feat Milton Suggs) (5:41)
  8. Elipsis (interlude) (1:07)
  9. Sunrise (5:00)
  10. Dark Honey (4TheStorm) (feat Makaya McCraven) (5:48)
  11. Pressure (instrumental) (4:41)
  12. Ahmed (4:27)
  13. Lullaby (Rise & Shine) (feat Judi Jackson) (3:55)
  14. Battle (feat Binker & Moses) (4:32)
  15. The Mighty (feat Ben Marc) (3:31)
Review: South London pianist and composer Ashley Henry is a versatile musician who can move between all niches within his musical realm: hip hop, broken beat, jazz and fusion flows from his finger tips and all characterise his expansive and expressive new album "Beautiful Vinyl Hunter". Stellar collaborators Makaya McCraven, Judi Jackson and MC Sparkz amongst others all help enrich this album as it flows from post-bop to classic jazz to neo-soul in thrilling fashion. Rooted in tradition but with a distinctly London edge that soars to new heights, this record sets a new benchmark for the contemporary scene.
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Lost Girls (clear splattered vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: BATFL 01LPX. Rel: 02 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Kids In The Dark (2:00)
  2. The Hunger (2:00)
  3. Feel For You (2:00)
  4. Desert Man (2:00)
  5. Jasmine (2:00)
  6. Vampires (2:00)
  7. So Good (2:00)
  8. Safe Tonight (2:00)
  9. Peach Sky (2:00)
  10. Mountains (2:00)
Review: Don't believe everything you read - the fifth Bat For Lashes album confirms this girl (or woman) found herself musically and thematically some time ago, freeing up creative energy to explore new approaches to deliver her often mournful, always heartfelt songs inspired by personal crises and private longings. On this outing there's more than a hint of 1980s pop evident in the mix. Shades of Prince ("Feel For You"), Madonna ("So Good"), Bowie's Berlin days and electro-era Gary Numan (the stunning, infectious instrumental "Vampires") cast the record in a nostalgia that suits the sense of yearning that always seems to pervade Natasha Khan's work. Simply name-checking reference points is lazy and unfair, though. This is an incredible collection of tracks moulded in the artist's own image - bold, beautiful and instantly captivating. Then again, it would be surprising if anyone had expected anything less.
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Do You Like My Tight Sweater? (reissue) (limited numbered 180 gram audiophile turquoise vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: MOVLP 2457C. Rel: 29 Aug 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Fun For Me (5:10)
  2. Tight Sweater (0:14)
  3. Day For Night (5:23)
  4. I Can't Help Myself (5:47)
  5. Circus (0:16)
  6. Lotus Eaters (7:26)
  7. On My Horsey (0:33)
  8. Dominoid (4:16)
  9. Party Weirdo (7:07)
  10. Tubeliar (0:24)
  11. Ho Humm (5:36)
  12. Butterfly 747 (4:30)
  13. Dirty Monkey (0:26)
  14. Killa Bunnies (2:25)
  15. Boo (5:46)
  16. Where Is The What If The What Is In Why? (4:16)
  17. Who Shot The Go Go Dancer? (0:18)
Review: "Do You Like My Tight Sweater?" is the album that announced Moloko to the world, but is also one of their most experimental. The dance duo's debut featured big singles like "Dominoid" and the UK Top 40 charting "Fun For Me", which was also used in the Batman & Robin soundtrack of 1997. The album finds producer Mark Brydon combining elements of trip hop, big beat, disco and electronica with Roisin Murphy's sensuous and widescreen art-pop vocals, despite the fact that at the time she had zero prior professional experience. This timely limited reissue comes on heavyweight turquoise vinyl and reminds us of a golden era of UK electronica.
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Cat: VCA 001. Rel: 27 Aug 19
Techno
  1. Berlin (live cut 1) (5:57)
  2. Berlin (live cut 2) (6:00)
  3. Rome (live cut 1) (6:01)
  4. Amsterdam (live cut 1) (4:58)
Review: Back in April, Blawan and Pariah rebooted their hardware-based Karenn project after a five-year hiatus via a rugged EP on their freshly minted Voam imprint. Here the pair inaugurates a new series, Voam Club Archive, in which they'll offer up tracks recorded during live performances. For fans of raging, hard-wired club techno, there's much to enjoy, from the intoxicating, acid-fired stomp of "Berlin - Live Cut 1" and the redlined intensity of the dark and distorted "Berlin - Live Cut 2", to the Sheffield style bleep melodies, wild electronics and Lory D style grooves of "Rome - Live Cut 1". Arguably best of all, though, is the metallic, forthright insanity of closing track "Amsterdam - Live Cut 1".
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Cat: KOMPAKTEX 112. Rel: 28 Aug 19
Techno
  1. Forever Ravers (6:03)
  2. Forever Ravers (Anna Raving In Space mix) (5:33)
Review: Last year Brazilian DJ/producer Ana Miranda joined Kompakt Extra following years spent building her reputation via fine releases on such labels as Novamute, Twin Turbo, Yoshitoshi and Terminal M. For her third release on the long-serving German label she's joined forces with another scene queen, the incomparable Miss Kittin. The pair has produced a raw, driving dancefloor beast that's bigger than Donald Trump's ego and infinitely more alluring. "Forever Ravers" is heavy, intense and forthright, with stylized vocal snippets and razor sharp electronic motifs surging above a thumping groove. Miranda offers a different take on the track on side B, opting for bleeping and panicked electronics and spacey bleep melodies.
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VARIOUS
The Daisy Age (gatefold 2xLP)
Ace
Cat: XXQLP 2062. Rel: 02 Sep 19
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. De La Soul - "A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays" (feat Q-Tip & Vinia Mojica) (4:02)
  2. A Tribe Called Quest - "Bonita Applebum" (3:38)
  3. The Freestyle Fellowship - "Sunshine Men" (4:33)
  4. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien - "Mastadobalina" (4:14)
  5. Fu-Schnickens - "What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock?)" (K cut Fat Trac remix - with Shaquille O'Neal) (3:52)
  6. Digital Underground - "Doowutchyalike" (4:09)
  7. KMD - "Peachfuzz" (3:58)
  8. Jungle Brothers - "Doin' Our Own Dang" (4:18)
  9. Queen Latifah - "Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children" (feat De La Soul) (4:25)
  10. Naughty By Nature - "OPP" (4:29)
  11. Digable Planets - "Where I'm From" (4:38)
  12. Monie Love - "It's A Shame (My Sister)" (feat True Image) (3:39)
  13. Justin Warfield - "K Sera Sera" (3:09)
  14. Brand Nubian - "All For One" (4:51)
  15. Leaders Of The New School - "Case For The PTA" (3:41)
  16. Dream Warriors - "My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style" (mono) (4:25)
  17. Black Sheep - "The Choice Is Yours" (Revisited) (4:02)
  18. Chi Ali - "Age Ain't Nothin' But A #" (4:25)
  19. Da Bush Babees - "We Run Things (It's Like Dat)" (4:13)
  20. Groove Garden - "You're Not Coming Home" (Mase Funkay Recall mix) (4:55)
Review: Who remembers when Hip Hop was a force for good? A happy, colourful sound brimming with positivity and realness, rather than the blingy boasts of studio gangsters? Whether you do or don't, this new Daisy Age compilation by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley is a timely release that shines a light on that small but golden era back in the late 80s. Key protagonists like Jungle Brothers and A Tribe Called Quest, as well as De La Soul, whose "3 Feet High and Rising" album was at the centre of this micro-movement, all feature alongside Pop and R&B with a similarly positive outlook. Essential.
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Played by: I Love Hip Hop
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Melona EP (Chris Massey remix) (140 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: IIB 053. Rel: 02 Sep 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Melona (6:12)
  2. Melona (Chris Massey remix) (5:47)
  3. Onewish (5:59)
  4. Two Voices (3:42)
Review: The latest smooth groover on Is It Balearic? is Michael David, who comes with that gorgeous, 80s tinged sound to make you suck your cheeks in and nod approvingly. "Melona" is a blissful dream of cascading keys and languid guitar strums, which Chris Massey then shuffles up for a snappy, funk-laced remix. "Onewish" opens the B-side up in a swirl of vocoder flex and liberal dub FX, before "Two Voices" casts off towards the horizon on a bed of beautiful keys. Opulent musicality and pristine production make this a must-buy Balearic transmission - the perfect tool to keep the summer alive.
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Triumvirate (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: CTICTVLP 2019. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Industrial/Noise
  1. T3.2 (7:16)
  2. T3.3 (6:32)
  3. T3.4 (6:46)
  4. T3.5 (6:21)
  5. T3.1 (7:04)
  6. T3.6 (7:01)
Review: Over the last few years, the occasional studio collaborations between Factory Floor's Nik Void and Throbbing Gristle heavyweights Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti have proved to be faultless exercises in industrial music/techno fusion. They're at it again on third album "Triumvirate", a collection of dark, intense and mind-altering concoctions that veers from ricocheting, delay-laden alien funk ("T3.4") and surging, club-ready hypnotism ("T3.2", "T3.3"), to raw, Surgeon-esque assaults on the senses ("T3.5") and clanking, concrete-clad fare that recalls the best of Carter and Tutti's early '80s TG work ("T3.1", "T3.6"). There are few surprises, just a series of angry, on-point instrumental excursions that should delight all of those of an industrial persuasion.
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Played by: Alexis Le-Tan, Mimi
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Cat: DJB 4503. Rel: 03 Sep 19
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. RUN-BST Megamix (part 1) (4:36)
  2. RUN-BST Megamix (part 2) (3:35)
Review: This Juno exclusive is a hip hop beat from Australia that has had props from Public Enemy's DJ Lord, no less. A heartfelt eight-minute medley from Brisbane's DJ Bacon whose title is a mash up of Run-DMC and Beastie Boys, it is said that more than 150 samples feature on the two tracks and the resulting collages are real bangers. "RUN-BST Megamix (Part 1)" skews iconic vocals, cow bells, stabs and punctured kick drums through a streetwise lens, and part 2 on the flip offers a more tender groove with soulful vocals over crisp hits.
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Played by: The Allergies
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Hosoi (7")
Cat: HOSOI 01. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. By (2:59)
  2. Hosoi (3:04)
Review: Swedish house producer HNNY gave up DJing in 2016 but has still been working on music in the background, and we're glad he has, because the two cuts here for new label born out of a Stockholm audiophile bar, Hosoi, are lovely. A side "By" conjures a gorgeous mood with soft snares and what sounds like Spanish guitar strumming away beneath aching vocal coos. Flip over for "Hosoi", a dreamy downtempo groove with live sousing drum work and incidental chords that drift by on a warm breeze. This EP is a perfect tonic for those needing a break from busy modern life.
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Cat: SNDWLP 133. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Endless Dawn (2:50)
  2. Bohemian Idol (5:56)
  3. Digital Haircut (3:39)
  4. Street Knowledge (3:44)
  5. Molten Lava (4:20)
  6. Put It In My Head (6:03)
  7. The Creator Has A Master Plan (4:07)
  8. Ghost Hands (4:17)
  9. What Is That Feeling (3:26)
  10. Arabesque (4:10)
Review: Curiosities is the second album in the trilogy from in-demand New Zealand multi-instrumentalist and producer Lord Echo. Six years after initial release, this reissue sounds as vital as ever and is extra DJ-friendly given that it is spread across two slabs of wax. It covers plenty of ground from escapist tropical ambient to lovably lazy dubs via vivid disco-funk. Highlights come in the form of "Molten Lava" and its heart wrenching vocals and the gospel grooves of "The Creator Has A Master Plan". Winter might be fast approaching, but so long as you have sounds as warm and sunny as these around, summer will never feel too far away.
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Fatoumata (12")
Cat: SMR 23. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Minimal/Tech House
  1. Manasarovar (8:08)
  2. Kai (7:29)
  3. Fatoumata (8:15)
  4. Libra (6:54)
Review: Moscow's Shanti Radio crew have really honed in on their own little music niche: deep, laced with trance tones, and emotive house. Tunes from this hotly anticipated EP by Volen Sentir has been doing the rounds in certain DJs sets for as much as six months. Highlights are plentiful throughout but the title track is arguably the standout. Languid piano chords dropped over soft, succulent, dubbed out drum rolls while tribal vocal chat bleeds in and out of focus to add to the hypnotic effect, and some sensitive xylophone sounds supporting an all-important melody line.
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The Best Of Fad Gadget (silver vinyl 2xLP + MP3 download code)
Cat: MUTEL 7. Rel: 06 Sep 19
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Back To Nature (5:47)
  2. The Box (4:15)
  3. Ricky's Hand (4:07)
  4. Handshake (4:30)
  5. Fireside Favourite (4:14)
  6. Insecticide (3:08)
  7. Make Room (4:12)
  8. Lady Shave (5:43)
  9. Saturday Night Special (4:33)
  10. King Of The Flies (3:08)
  11. Life On The Line (3:51)
  12. 4M (2:54)
  13. For Whom The Bells Toll (3:36)
  14. Love Parasite (3:18)
  15. I Discover Love (3:47)
  16. Collapsing New People (4:11)
  17. One Man's Meat (3:26)
  18. Luxury (4:03)
Review: Previously only available on CD back in 2001, this Best Of Fad Gadget collection finally lands on vinyl with inners including liner notes by Paul Morley. It draws on four of the cult band's most acclaimed albums and includes early singles like "Back to Nature", " Ricky's Hand; Handshake" and "Lady Shave." An undoubtedly large influence on the ensuing noise, industrial and EBM movements around Europe, this album highlights just how ahead of its time this music was with its angular guitars, dead pan vocals and twisted electronic sounds. Artful, roguish and energetic while being prescient on subjects like sexuality and mass media, this is an essential collection.
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 in stock $22.61
31
Cat: 31RS 041. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Drum And Bass
  1. Jungle Fi Dread (6:05)
  2. What Time Dread (6:11)
Review: A master of all things dark and gritty when it comes to jungle and drum & bass, Ray Keith is back with a vengeance here across two devastating cuts. A side "Jungle Fi Dread" is built on his archetypal dread bass sound, stepping breaks and flailing hits, and it adds up to a controlled bit of dance floor frenzy with numerous peaks and troughs. "What Time Dread" on the flip has a rude vocal stretched and warped over rinsed out breakbeats that shimmer while a droning bassline conjures up some sort of doom-laden final level boss scene from your favourite RPG.
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Chimera EP (12")
Cat: ROC 031. Rel: 29 Aug 19
Jazz
  1. Chimera (9:02)
  2. Dere (5:05)
  3. Makam Rasta (8:31)
  4. Onbesli (7:07)
Review: Rocafort Records has excelled itself once again with this release, a four-track journey into "oriental jazz" by a quartet of international musicians helmed by young Turkish pianist, composer and arranger Gokhan Surer. He describes his style as "world, fusion, jazz", which is a neat summary of the exotic, evocative and emotion-rich material on offer. Check first the warm occidental jazz shuffle of "Chimera" before recoiling in wonder at the Turkish strings, double bass, hushed percussion and jazz-funk style electric piano solos of "Dere". Over on side B, "Makam Rasta" is an inspired fusion of reggae, jazz-funk and Arabian instrumentation, while "Onbesli" is a rolling fusion cut underpinned by hip-hop style beats.
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Cat: JAZZR 002. Rel: 05 Sep 19
Jazz
  1. Mananita Pampera (1:26)
  2. El Beto (7:56)
  3. Have You Met Miss? (9:17)
  4. El Beto II (0:41)
  5. Tunita (8:36)
  6. Carmen Pequena (4:09)
  7. Al Bebbe Guia (9:02)
Review: Jazz Room Records is the work of legendary London jazz-dance DJ Paul Murphy, so it's perhaps unsurprising that the label's first outing is an essential reissue of one of his personal favourites: Hugo Heredia's spiritually-minded 1976 Latin-Jazz fusion masterpiece, "Mananita Pampera". Although it begins with a dense and psychedelic collage of Heredia's breathy flute playing, the album's genius lies in its' combination of heavy Latin percussion, skittish jazz drums and the bright and breezy instrumentation atop (piano, double bass and Heredia on sax). Of course, there are a few slower, laidback cuts to be found dotted across the album, but for the most part it's a sweaty, excitable dancefloor excursion that's been a staple of Murphy's sets since the 1980s.
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Cat: SHL 1078. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Deep House
  1. Native Culture (6:05)
  2. Eggun (7:22)
Review: Trinidadian Deep is a master of long, winding, enchanting house grooves that are deep but also spiritual and laced with afro percussion. Shelter acquires his latest two efforts and the glorious "Native Culture" opens things in subtly uplifting fashion. Trilling organ chords rise through the mix to give life to the jumbled drums and sustained pads in the background which keep things deep and ensure maximum hypnosis. "Eggun" has a more bubbling sense of rhythm, with vocal coos and surging chords peppering the track and bringing motion. Powerful stuff.
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Played by: LEGO EDIT
 in stock $10.13
Belpaese 06 (hand-stamped 12")
Cat: BELP 006. Rel: 11 Sep 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Vieni Con Me (8:05)
  2. 20 Secoli Di Favole (7:36)
Review: The sneaky scalpel fiends behind the Belpaese Edits imprint are back with more inspired reworks of obscure, little known and overlooked European - and mostly Italian - gems from the 1970s and '80s. First up is "Vieni Con Mi", a wonderfully overblown chunk of loose-limbed jazz-rock/disco-soul fusion blessed with breathy female vocals, mazy flutes, wah-wah guitars, heavy bass and drumming so wild it may well be capable of raising cadavers from their graves. Flipside "20 Secoli Di Favole" is similarly minded, if a little closer to Baldelli "cosmic rock" territory - all ragged rock riffs, manic female vocals, groovy bass and intergalactic analogue synthesizer lines.
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TBNH (gatefold gold vinyl 2xLP + MP3 download code)
Cat: AJX 2LP475. Rel: 06 Sep 19
Funk
  1. Beautiful (feat Beverley Knight) (2:56)
  2. Stupid Love (feat Angela Ricci) (4:11)
  3. Just Believe In You (feat Siedah Garrett) (5:05)
  4. Getaway (feat N'Dea Davenport) (3:31)
  5. Heat (feat Honey Larochelle) (3:50)
  6. The Funk Is Back (feat Simon Bartholomew) (3:30)
  7. Together (feat Angie Stone) (4:23)
  8. These Walls (feat N'Dea Davenport) (4:06)
  9. It's My Destiny (feat Siedah Garrett) (4:09)
  10. Wired Up (feat N'Dea Davenport) (3:34)
  11. Dance It Out (feat Angela Ricci) (3:38)
  12. Little Dancer (feat Jack Knight) (3:40)
  13. Dontcha Wanna (feat Laville) (4:40)
  14. Get On The Right Side (feat Angela Ricci) (4:00)
Review: The jazz and broken beat revival continues apace as we race through 2019, so original pioneers of the sound are rightly coming back into focus. Enter the Brand New Heavies, one of the key acts of the mid-eighties who sound as good on this brand new album as ever. It's littered with funk-licked pop, crystalline acid jazz and singalong songs that range from tender ballads to soaring soul. Angie Stone, Beverley Knight and other vocalists lend their tones along the way, but importantly TBNH is not a revival or self-satisfied celebration. Instead, it feels like a forward-looking and accomplished album that takes the band in subtle new directions.
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DE:10.07 (heavyweight vinyl 12")
Cat: ASGDE 026. Rel: 06 Sep 19
Experimental/Electronic
  1. Spacetime Continuum - "Only One Sky" (6:02)
  2. Scanner - "Mothlit" (6:42)
  3. Ross 154 - "Eath To Our Freinds" (8:03)
  4. Leo Anibaldi - "Crion" (5:10)
Review: De:tuned are in the midst of a 10 part anniversary series, and this latest missive - the seventh in all - brings together a hefty selection of talents old and new on heavyweight vinyl. Jonah Sharp opens things as Spacetime Continuum and continues to fuse ambient, techno, and IDM on the absorbing cosmic adventure that is "Only One Sky." Scanner's "Mothlit" slows things down with a hip hop instrumental from outer space, and then the beats disappear altogether on Ross 154's suspensory ambient cut "Earth To Our Friends." Lastly, Leo Anibaldi's "Crion" will make your skin tingle with its deft and delicate melodies which float about like fireflies and leave gorgeous, glowing trails in their wake.
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Psy Galaxy (12")
Cat: BS 04. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Techno
  1. Steve Marie - "JuplVtrax" (5:29)
  2. Steve Marie - "Psychedelia" (5:14)
  3. Astral Body - "Galaxy Beat" (7:36)
  4. Astral Body - "Equinox" (remix live) (5:46)
Review: Pure, infectious, filthy, brilliant club energy. Steve Marie takes the a-side by the horns, first with the ravey, jacked up acid cut "JuplVtrax", then the nimble drum work and ducking and diving synths of "Psychedelia", which brings to mind flickering old VHS of illicit field gatherings from the nineties. Astral Body then takes you even deeper down the rabbit hole with the manic 303 and hyperdrive drums of "Galaxy Beat". "Equinox" closes things out with surging solar waves, rippling acid modulations and kaleidoscopic colours that leave you breathless. Reach for the lasers, etc.
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The Return (gatefold green & red vinyl 2xLP + booklet)
Cat: ZEN 258I. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Mwana (feat Mwanje Tembo, Theresa Mutale Tembo, Sunburnt Soul Choir) (4:29)
  2. Freedom (4:06)
  3. Wake Up (interlude) (0:53)
  4. Time's Up (feat Krown) (2:34)
  5. Grass Is Greener (3:32)
  6. Dare To Fly (feat Ecca Vandal) (4:22)
  7. Any Day (feat Whosane) (4:17)
  8. OMG (2:33)
  9. Light It Up (interlude) (2:15)
  10. Final Form (3:35)
  11. Heaven (feat Whosane) (2:57)
  12. Diamond In The Ruff (feat Thando, Krown) (4:59)
  13. Leading Us Home (4:06)
  14. Summer (feat Steam Down) (4:25)
  15. Brand New (feat SILENTJAY) (3:48)
  16. Give Love (interlude) (2:19)
  17. The Return (feat Thando, Jace XL, Alien, Whosane) (9:16)
  18. Don't Give Up (feat Mandarin Dreams) (4:51)
  19. Made Us Better (feat Blue Lab beats, Boadi, Lori) (8:35)
Review: After Sampa's magic debut album it makes sense she's been signed by Ninja Tune for a follow up. Once again here the Zambian-born Australian singer-songwriter and rapper is in excellent form, delivering slick, complex verses that she says are "the most me to date". Exploring notions of race and relationships, amongst other things, her voice is couched in gorgeous broken beat, hip hop and r&b production. Highlights are plentiful throughout - "OMG" is a funky afro beat, "Any Day" is neo soul in the mould of Erykah Badu and "Final Form" is a trumpet lead, warrior queen anthem to get your chest pumping. Essential.
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