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Thursday, 23 October

SAM KDC - The Order & The Entity, Auxiliary

SAM KDC

The Order & The Entity

Auxiliary

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: AUX011

Sam KDC returns to Auxiliary with a brooding, almost doomy D&B variant in 'The Order and the Entry'. Exploring space between Fis and The Haxan Cloak, four shadowy tracks shape-shift from the spellbound zombie lurch of 'Immolate' to thundering but blank-eyed techno-step in 'Navigation to Nowhere', and over to the desolate tracts of 'Vessel', before the stygian recourse of 'Purgatory'. Hands-down the best we've heard from this producer.
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KIRLIAN CAMERA - Uno, Dark Entries Records
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KIRLIAN CAMERA

Uno

Dark Entries Records

Format_dot_vinylLP + Flexi // £18.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: DE073LP

**Dark Entries present an remastered and expanded reissue of Kirlian Camera's 1981 debut, including seven pre-'UNO' demo songs. Includes bonus flexi disc and insert** "Keyboardist/vocalist Angelo Bergamini founded the project in Parma in 1979, initially naming it Suicide Commando, before discovering another project using the same name. By 1980, Angelo had recruited singer Simona Buja, keyboardist Fabrizio Chiari and bassist Mauro Montacchini. Their demo cassette, “Dawn”, attracted the attention of Italian Records, a popular independent label. The following year, Mauro left the band and was replac… Read more
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KIRLIAN CAMERA - Uno, Dark Entries Records
IMPLOG - Holland Tunnel Dive, Dark Entries Records
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IMPLOG

Holland Tunnel Dive

Dark Entries Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £11.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: DE074LP

**Remastered reissue with insert** impLOG's 'Holland Tunnel Drive' is a bona fide No Wave/Post Punk disco classic. The work of Don Christensen and Jody Harris ov The Contortions, originally released on Infidelity in 1980, it remains one of the most enduring, mutant dance 12"s of that era. Kitting a motorik bassline swagger to dry penetrating drums and, quite importantly, what sounds like a jet engine taking off (or coming to land) on the dancefloor. Shocking 12". Recommended!
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HANS-JOACHIM ROEDELIUS - Kollektion 02 - Roedelius (Electronic Music), Bureau B
'Kollektion 02' is the official release to celebrate the 80th anniversary of august German krautrock pioneer, Hans-Joachim Roedelius. It includes 15 songs selected by British songwriter and lifelong Roedelius fanatic, Lloyd Cole, from Hans-Joachim's unparalleled archives, spanning the creamy ambience of 'Étoiles' from the 'Jardin Au Fou' (1979) LP thru the pastoral bliss of 'Schöner Abend' via the airborne waltz of 'Café Central' and life-affirmingly sweet breeze of 'Wenn der Südwind weht', among many other cherry-picked charms.
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HANS-JOACHIM ROEDELIUS - Kollektion 02 - Roedelius (Electronic Music), Bureau B
'Kollektion 02' is the official release to celebrate the 80th anniversary of august German krautrock pioneer, Hans-Joachim Roedelius. It includes 15 songs selected by British songwriter and lifelong Roedelius fanatic, Lloyd Cole, from Hans-Joachim's unparalleled archives, spanning the creamy ambience of 'Étoiles' from the 'Jardin Au Fou' (1979) LP thru the pastoral bliss of 'Schöner Abend' via the airborne waltz of 'Café Central' and life-affirmingly sweet breeze of 'Wenn der Südwind weht', among many other cherry-picked charms.
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RUSHMORE - HOT004, Trax Couture
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RUSHMORE

HOT004

Trax Couture

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HOT004

Big-boned dancefloor take-down from London's Rushmore, back on Trax Couture after a wicked one for Hot Haus Recs. A profligate approach to stripped down dance styles results in five unique fusions of Chicago house, grime, Jersey Club and ballroom beats, switching outifts from the pumped-up c*nty funk of 'Paladium' to grimier string slashes and bouncing Jersey beats in 'Highroad' and the honky jump of 'NPG'. 'Silent Melody' is possibly the most striking, mixing the kind of choral pads favoured by the Her Records crew and Visionist with a more rugged palette of kicks and industrial ice-pick snares, wh… Read more
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RUSHMORE - HOT004, Trax Couture
VARIOUS - Eskimo Recordings Presents: The Green Collection, Eskimo Recordings
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VARIOUS

Eskimo Recordings Presents: The Green Collection

Eskimo Recordings

Format_dot_cd2CD // £7.49

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: 541416506768

"Eskimo Recordings brings you ‘The Green Collection’, the third installment in the compilation series on Eskimo based around colours. It’s the follow-up to ‘The Pink Collection’ and ‘The Blue Collection’, the first two chapters in this series. Once again, the Ghent based imprint selected 12 brand new songs with care. An effortless journey encompassing a range of sounds through indie dance, nu disco and electronica, it’s reassuring to find that Eskimo still stands for timeless quality and originality."
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VON SPAR - Streetlife, Italic
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VON SPAR

Streetlife

Italic

Format_dot_cdCD // £8.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: ITA100

**Köln-based pop charms return with a typically slick sound nodding to Laid Back and their home-city's dual Krautrock and ambient pop heritage** "Precarious bon vivants, gifted musicians, radical guys – VON SPAR are many things, but above all, they are one of the most amazing bands in the realms that the British music press once baptized as Krautrock. Sebastian Blume, Jan Philipp Janzen, Christopher Marquez and Phillip Tielsch have in past been praised even more than the revenants of the genre (in 2012, together with Stephen Malkmus, before the watering eyes of CAN founding members Irmin Schmidt a… Read more
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VON SPAR - Streetlife, Italic
SLEAFORD MODS - Fizzy, 'a' Records
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SLEAFORD MODS

Fizzy

'a' Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: AUK115LP

**Single-side edition with etching by Travis Millward on the flipside** Fxxcking well aye Mods on the razz again with a cracking live version of 'Fizzy' from 'Austerity Dogs' plus their ode to Notts, 'Urine Mate (Welcome to the Club)'. Famously known as the song that got interrupted during their show at RSD '14, 'Fizzy' was inspired "by the many thousands of psychopathic managers and supervisors that terrorise low paid workers throughout the world on a daily basis" and features Jason thorough dismantling some poor cxxt who obviously got his goat. And the bile continues to spill with B-side 'Urin… Read more
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SLEAFORD MODS - Fizzy, 'a' Records
ADAM X - Irreformable, Sonic Groove
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ADAM X

Irreformable

Sonic Groove

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SGCD01

Techno legend Adam X at his industrial-strength best on his fifth album in this guise. With minimal airs or graces, 'Irreformable' is a seductive, straight-faced invitation to the dancefloor's dark side, exploring 10 tightly bound strains of techno informed by industrial EBM and noirish sci-fi atmospheres. Whilst this stuff may be in vogue within certain sectors, Adam proves his instinctive commitment to the sound with physically attuned rhythmic prompts - no funkless stidgy loops here - and heavy atmospheric pressure at best in the skulking, electroid opener 'Interchanges (Enter & Exit)', the inf… Read more
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ADAM X - Irreformable, Sonic Groove
ADAM X - Irreformable, Sonic Groove
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ADAM X

Irreformable

Sonic Groove

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £17.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SGLP01

Techno legend Adam X at his industrial-strength best on his fifth album in this guise. With minimal airs or graces, 'Irreformable' is a seductive, straight-faced invitation to the dancefloor's dark side, exploring 10 tightly bound strains of techno informed by industrial EBM and noirish sci-fi atmospheres. Whilst this stuff may be in vogue within certain sectors, Adam proves his instinctive commitment to the sound with physically attuned rhythmic prompts - no funkless stidgy loops here - and heavy atmospheric pressure at best in the skulking, electroid opener 'Interchanges (Enter & Exit)', the i… Read more
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ADAM X - Irreformable, Sonic Groove
CHLLNGR - Form of Release, Time No Place
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CHLLNGR

Form of Release

Time No Place

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: TIMENOPLACE015LP

Worldly, wide-angled blend of R&B, dub and pop from Copenhagen-based American, Steven Jess Borth II. As with almost everything else on the excellent Time No Place label, 'Form Of Release' presents a uniquely skewed perspective on convention. Across eleven diverse and accomplished productions ranging from icy R&B minimalism reminding of inc. or HTDW, thru warmer Junior Boys-alike boogie and uptempo soul-pop burners, CHLLNGR's versatile soul vocal and feel for uncluttered dub spaciousness are really the only common elements, and equally one of the main attractions.
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SWINDLE - Walter’s Call, Brownswood Recordings

SWINDLE

Walter’s Call

Brownswood Recordings

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: BWOOD0129

"Swindle dives straight in at the deep end with sirens and footwork inspired drums, gradually building themes of energetic brass brilliance into the mix…"
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RODION G.A. - Behind The Curtain - The Lost Album, BBE
Rodion G.A.'s magnum opus 'Behind The Curtain' offers a further nosey into the colourful archives of Romania's synth-y psych-disco pioneer. Following on from 'The Lost Tapes' and the 'Misiunea Spațială Delta' soundtrack, 'Behind The Curtain' rescues another 14 songs from almost certain obscurity on decaying reel-to-reels at his country cottage in Romania. It's a wonder that they escaped the hands of the notorious Romanian authorities, never-mind the oxidisation process, to still convey a life-affirming and joyous take on electronic music romping from the swaggering pomp of… Read more
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RODION G.A. - Behind The Curtain - The Lost Album, BBE
DJ KOZE - Reincarnations (Pt. 2), PAMPA RECORDS
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DJ KOZE

Reincarnations (Pt. 2)

PAMPA RECORDS

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: PAMPACD010

Master remixer DJ Koze collects 14 of his best circa 2009-2014 on 'Reincarnations 2'. The first disc highlights his 'floor-raising tech-house remix of Moderat's 'Bad Kingdom' alongside his woozy blue takes on Herbert's 'It's Only' and 'You Saw It All', whilst the second disc presents his expansive, lolling rework of Mount Kimbie's 'Made To Stray' and a slow-building version of Caribou's 'Found Out', among others. Better yet, the third plate includes his mildly lysergic infection of Zwanie Jonson's 'Golden Song', a killer hip hop cut-up of Gonzales' 'Knight Moves' and a chamber jazz-tronica overhaul of Soap & Skin's 'Marche Funèbre'.
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DJ KOZE - Reincarnations (Pt. 2), PAMPA RECORDS
DJ KOZE - Reincarnations (Pt. 2), PAMPA RECORDS
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DJ KOZE

Reincarnations (Pt. 2)

PAMPA RECORDS

Format_dot_vinyl3LP // £18.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: PAMPALP010

Master remixer DJ Koze collects 14 of his best circa 2009-2014 on 'Reincarnations 2'. The first disc highlights his 'floor-raising tech-house remix of Moderat's 'Bad Kingdom' alongside his woozy blue takes on Herbert's 'It's Only' and 'You Saw It All', whilst the second disc presents his expansive, lolling rework of Mount Kimbie's 'Made To Stray' and a slow-building version of Caribou's 'Found Out', among others. Better yet, the third plate includes his mildly lysergic infection of Zwanie Jonson's 'Golden Song', a killer hip hop cut-up of Gonzales' 'Knight Moves' and a chamber jazz-tronica overhaul of Soap & Skin's 'Marche Funèbre'.
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DJ KOZE - Reincarnations (Pt. 2), PAMPA RECORDS
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - From Her to Eternity (Reissue), Mute
*Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey, cut at Abbey Road studios, pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl and includes download code redeemable from the label* "Following the break up of Nick Cave’s former group The Birthday Party, Cave and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey put together a new band featuring Einsturzende Neubauten guitarist Blixa Bargeld, additional guitarist Hugo Race, and ex-Magazine bass player Barry Adamson. The band entered the studio on September 20th 1983, and after some sessions, emerged as Nick Cave & The Cavemen, playing… Read more
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NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - From Her to Eternity (Reissue), Mute
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - The Firstborn Is Dead (Reissue), Mute
*Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey, cut at Abbey Road studios, pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl and includes download code redeemable from the label* ‘The Firstborn Is Dead’, co-produced by Nick Cave, the Bad Seeds and Flood, is the second studio album released by Cave & The Bad Seeds, and was originally released on June 3rd 1985. Cave explores his fascination with the American South, with references ranging from Elvis Presley to ‘Blind’ Lemon Jefferson. Recorded in Berlin, Cave later said of this album, "Berlin gave us the freedom and encoura… Read more
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NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - The Firstborn Is Dead (Reissue), Mute
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - Your Funeral... My Trial (Reissue), Mute
*Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey, cut at Abbey Road studios, pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl and includes download code redeemable from the label* "With ‘Your Funeral... My Trial’ The Bad Seeds expanded their personnel by adding Thomas Wydler on drums, enabling Mick Harvey to display his considerable multi-instrumental talents. This was the band’s fourth studio album and was released on November 3rd 1986, and was originally released as a double EP, with production duties handled by Flood and Tony Cohen. Cave later remarked "That particular … Read more
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NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - Your Funeral... My Trial (Reissue), Mute
VARIOUS - Black Fire! New Spirits! Deep and Radical Jazz in the USA 1957-75, Soul Jazz Records
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VARIOUS - Black Fire! New Spirits! Deep and Radical Jazz in the USA 1957-75, Soul Jazz Records
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UKU & MARYN - Suggestive EP, PEOPLES POTENTIAL UNLIMITED
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UKU & MARYN

Suggestive EP

PEOPLES POTENTIAL UNLIMITED

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £11.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: PPU061

This has gotta be a first: greaziest boogie styles from Estonian mother/son duo Uku Kuut and Maryn Coote, sourced by Peoples Potential Unlimited. Further to Uku's 'Vision Of Estonia' LP, this 12" features an alternate, formerly unreleased tape version of 'Mayday' with his mum cooing in the background, plus the slinky funk of 'Suggestive' and over to the orientalist motifs of 'Ao', and again with his mum coming in close on 'Dreamboy'...
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SOMATICAE - Pacurgis - EP, In Paradisum
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SOMATICAE

Pacurgis - EP

In Paradisum

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: IP016

Radge-packet techno from Lyon, France-based Somaticae for the home of spannered Gallic techno, In Paradisum. 'Rexd' jaxx up a gravelly sort of EBM techno slam with proper wrong'un vocals; 'Pacurgis' dries off with a salty, bruxist techno determination; 'Zouk' cuts loose with hollowed metallic breakbeats and tek style bass wallop; 'Feedbacks' describes the title with unflinching force.
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STL - Sound Transmission - Vinyl Series 26, SOMETHING
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STL

Sound Transmission - Vinyl Series 26

SOMETHING

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SOMETHING26

Man like Stephan Laubner aka STL on three extended, deep and abstract house trips for his Something label. A-side is home to a 14 minute slow burner with signature pitching chords, effervescent keys and nudging bass bumps seemingly working out some cryptic conundrum in their shifty syncopations. B-side brings a straighter groove with the slompy jack and melancholic strings of 'Timeblind', plus the mystic wiggle of 'Locked Area' and a locked groove.
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BNJMN - Coil, Delsin Records
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BNJMN

Coil

Delsin Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DSR/E5

Manic electronica/techno fusions from BNJMN on his follow-up to the darker shades of 'IV' for Technicolour. Each track here feels almost torn between two worlds, from the leaden throb and flighty, frantic Manga samples of 'Coil' thru the crushed groove and sparkling electronic dimensions of 'Berth' to the strange schism of mechanical bird noise and pounding techno in 'Merge' and the spatialized ambient trickery of closer, 'Azure'.
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FJAAK - Attack / The Wind, 50 WEAPONS
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FJAAK

Attack / The Wind

50 WEAPONS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 50WEAPONS039

Grade A big room techno tackle from a canny new trio on 50 Weapons. Well-poised and driven, three tracks reduce techno to the barest, most effective elements primed for haughty 'floor shows between the woodblock snare pivots and achingly well-timed developments of 'Attack' thru filtered disco-tech in 'The Wind', and the surging pleasuredome monster, 'Curious'.
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TRAAG - UPN 50, Gang of Ducks
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TRAAG

UPN 50

Gang of Ducks

Format_dot_vinylLP // £11.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: GODREC0008V

**Hand-stamped, individually numbered edition of 300 housed in debossed PVC sleeve** Traag follows his alter ego Siobhan's 'Southgate' LP for Opal Tapes with a raw, sleazy session for Italy's Gang Of Ducks. Punkishly cocked with drawling vocals and greased up with slow, kinky boogie and electro rhythms, it lands somewhere between '20 Jazz Funk Greats'-era TG and the snottier No Wave styles of Dracula Lewis or $hit & $hine, at best in the loping, reverse edit loops and snivelly delivery of 'Win The Lotto', the mutant disco propulsions of 'Mr. Alan', 'Rubber Doll' and 'Stray Dog', or the coiled electro slither of 'Tropical Fruit'.
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TRAAG - UPN 50, Gang of Ducks
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TRAAG

UPN 50

Gang of Ducks

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: GODREC0008

Traag follows his alter ego Siobhan's 'Southgate' LP for Opal Tapes with a raw, sleazy session for Italy's Gang Of Ducks. Punkishly cocked with drawling vocals and greased up with slow, kinky boogie and electro rhythms, it lands somewhere between '20 Jazz Funk Greats'-era TG and the snottier No Wave styles of Dracula Lewis or $hit & $hine, at best in the loping, reverse edit loops and snivelly delivery of 'Win The Lotto', the mutant disco propulsions of 'Mr. Alan', 'Rubber Doll' and 'Stray Dog', or the coiled electro slither of 'Tropical Fruit'.
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DJ OCTOPUS - Cycling EP, Hot Haus Recs
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DJ OCTOPUS

Cycling EP

Hot Haus Recs

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HOTSHIT013

Skewed and scuffed garage trax from Marco Zanin aka DJ Octopus and half of Venetian duo, Die Roh. His 3rd 12", following releases for Enlightened Wax and Chiwax, comes with a pendulous, rugged reminding of John Swing or Battista in the gritty groove of 'Smack My Pitch Up' whilst 'Cycling' serves a tape-saturated sort of bumpty garage-house. Better yet, the B-side lays out a killer fusion of technoid snares (snatched off Dimi Angelis & Jeroen Search's 'Jupiter'?) and heavy house bass with that classic "Love Fantaseee" sample, and 'A Day At The Lake With Carlos' simmers down to a blue strain of mid-tempo garage.
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DJ OCTOPUS - Cycling EP, Hot Haus Recs
ERNEST RANGLIN - Jazz Jamaica, Dub Store Records
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ERNEST RANGLIN

Jazz Jamaica

Dub Store Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £16.49

DUB / REGGAE

Cat. Number: DSRLP513

"Recorded in 1964 at the Federal studio in Jamaica, this elegant yet unique previously unreleased album is said to be the origin of the Jamaican Mento meets 4 Beat Jazz sound. This brilliant album is one of the most important Jamaican Jazz recordings that Ernest Ranglin has ever made. Everything in this album starts with the traditional Caribbean Jazz classics and then develops into 4 Beat Jazz. Produced by the Godfather of Jamaican music, Ken Khouri, this album really deserves its title."
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