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Thursday, 19 March

SCIENTIST - Jah Life In Dub, Jah Life Records
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SCIENTIST

Jah Life In Dub

Jah Life Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.49

DUB / REGGAE

Cat. Number: JL013CD

Scientist's 'Jah Life in Dub' is the dub album they didn't want you to hear! Essentially the unreleased dub companion to Flick Wilson's 'School Days' LP, it features nine killer dubs to said album, plus one from Wayne Jarrett's 'What's Wrong With The Youths' album, including wild and seriously deep desk FX versions flipping the recognisable elements of 'Collie Dub', 'Skylarking' and 'Shaolin Dub'. Replete with the amazing artwork - loadsa vintage images of Haile Selassie alongside quotes by the man his-self - it's a top-a-top package...
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MAX D - Shaping EP, Off Minor Recordings
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MAX D

Shaping EP

Off Minor Recordings

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: OMR05

The Beautiful Swimmer freaks the beat proper on Juju & Jordash's Off Minor label following hot-shots for TTT and BH. Starting out with the slyding sino scales and relatively straight house swing of 'Circles Bubbles', he goes all West London broken beat with the rugged dip and silicon-creamed harmonics of 'Zsa Flex Cathedral' on the A-side. Flip her over and the 'Shaping EP' gets exponentially queerer with the tussling polymetrics and zipping, recursive electronics of 'Immunity', before floating to close in the weightless body of 'She'.
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CANNIBAL OX - Blade Of The Ronin, IHIPHOP
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CANNIBAL OX

Blade Of The Ronin

IHIPHOP

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.99

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: IHICD515

**The very long-awaited follow-up to 'The Cold Vein', featuring guest spots by MF Doom and U-God** "An air of mystique surrounds the careers of Harlemites Vast Aire and Vordul Mega, collectively known as Cannibal Ox. Fourteen years after earning their status as luminaries of underground hip-hop, Cannibal Ox release the highly-anticipated sophomore album, Blade of the Ronin. Serving as the follow-up to the duo’s acclaimed debut album, Blade of the Ronin is the embodiment of Vast and Vordul’s years of creation and properly serves to provide listeners with the grimy yet futuristic soundsca… Read more
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CANNIBAL OX - Blade Of The Ronin, IHIPHOP
SOICHI - Sounds From The Far East (Expanded CD Edition), Rush Hour
**Includes CD-only bonus track** Soichi Terada presents a perfect entry point for any budding J-House connoisseurs with this compilation of slick aces off his Far East Recording label. Sought-after over there and everywhere else, they amount to a prime seam of early '90s house, with levels of plushness and seductive groove up there with the best stuff coming out of New York, Chicago or Detroit at that time. Best known to collectors and heads willing to shell out for originals, his sound has been championed of late by Ben UFO and Hunee, who're both known to slip his… Read more
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SOICHI - Sounds From The Far East (Expanded CD Edition), Rush Hour
MARC KING / OMAR-S - Ever Forward, FXHE
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MARC KING / OMAR-S

Ever Forward

FXHE

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FXHEMDK

Superb Detroit house and techno session from Marc King and Omar-S. Marc, a veteran with some 20 years Detroit experience, gives up the soulful organ and bustling drums of 'Equality' and the sub-swung shimmy of 'Loquacious' on the front, backed with Omar's smashing techno-house overhaul for 'Water Of Life' laced with a killer, uranium-enriched bass synth and brain-eating acid lines. Strong.
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DANIEL LöWENBRüCK AND MARCELLVS L. - Stallgewitter, Ideal
**Edition of 300** European avant-garde lynchpin and Tochnit Aleph label owner, Daniel Löwenbrück meets Berlin-based Brazilian artist Marcellvs L. in a set of field recordings made between Thailand, UK and Iceland. The bit with the horses booting off is best. RIYL Löwenbrück's Raionbashi LP for Senufo Editions.
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VARIOUS - Next Stop Soweto (Vol. 4): Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco & Mbaqanga 1975-1985, Strut
**Dippin' way below the equator with a fantastic, 15-track haul of Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco & Mbaqanga from Soweto, South Africa circa 1975-1985** "Strut continue their acclaimed ’Next Stop Soweto’ series as they return to the rich archives of South African music to spotlight the fertile era of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Tightly controlled by oppressive Apartheid laws, South Africa’s music scene had nevertheless progressed into myriad new directions, embracing funk, soul, rock and disco. The era marked a crossroads for the country’s black musician… Read more
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VARIOUS - Next Stop Soweto (Vol. 4): Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco & Mbaqanga 1975-1985, Strut
MATS GUSTAFSSON - Lap Dance / Table Solos, Ideal
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MATS GUSTAFSSON

Lap Dance / Table Solos

Ideal

Format_dot_vinyl7" // £6.99

JAZZ / FUSION

Cat. Number: IDEAL119

**Edition of 200** Some freaks are going to get really turned on by Mats Gustafsson's 'Lap Dance / Table Solos'. Recorded by Jean-Louis Huhta and priduced by Joachim Nordwall, it captures the Swedish free jazz behemoth at arguably his most accessible. There's still the requisite amounta skronk involved but both performances are colourfully sweet and flighty, with the 'Lap Dance' sounding like he's seducing a stubborn sheep dog, and 'Table Solos' soaring like Ornette over Ethiopia, or something.
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RUN DUST - Serf Rash, In Paradisum
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RUN DUST

Serf Rash

In Paradisum

Format_dot_vinylLP // £13.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: IP018

Radgy motorik electronics from Run Dust for Paris label, In Paradisum, arriving off the back of his Tesla Tapes trio and issues for Opal Tapes, Nute Records. Polished is perhaps not the right word to describe 'Serf Rash', but there's definitely a biting clarity to these cuts that we haven't heard in his previous jags, lending a more effective insistence to the helter skelter pelt of 'Wharf Rat' or a lucidity to the entrancing synth colours of 'Doctor John Dee' and the psychoactive affray of 'Scythe Toon'. If we're playing favourites, then the title and gauzy glow of 'British Jumpsuit' gets a gold… Read more
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RUN DUST - Serf Rash, In Paradisum
BODYJACK VS SOUNDBWOY KILLAH - Bodyjack & Soundbwoy Killah Split EP, Bodyjack
Chunky Dance Mania and B-more Breaks hybrids banged out by Bodyjack and Soundbwoy Killah for the party.
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AROVANE - Aarlenpeers EP, Touchin' Bass
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AROVANE

Aarlenpeers EP

Touchin' Bass

Format_dot_vinyl10" // £7.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TB045

LP5/Gantz Graf-style IDM convolutions from Arovane for Touchin' Bass. Anyone expecting his softer side will get a shock here.
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JEFF MILLS - Woman In The Moon, Axis
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JEFF MILLS

Woman In The Moon

Axis

Format_dot_cd3CD // £29.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: AXCD046

Jeff Mills presents his new soundtrack to Fritz Lang's seminal sci-fi, 'Woman In The Moon' (1929), in the form of a 32 track, 2 hour 15 minutes, 3 disc opus. Detroit's foremost put it thusly: "The soundtrack I've created is definitely grave, structurally spatial and ubiquitous. Tracks were composed as mute by standing characters that sometimes, comment and accent the moral logic of what is happneing on the screen between the actors. Fritz Lang's characters are well-established and perfectly groomed people who are looking for something more, something bigger. The musical transitions range … Read more
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JEFF MILLS - Woman In The Moon, Axis
VARIOUS - The Sound Of Belgium (Vol. 2), La Musique Fait La Force
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VARIOUS

The Sound Of Belgium (Vol. 2)

La Musique Fait La Force

Format_dot_cd4CD // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: LMFLF287CD

*2nd Volume in this ace series exploring rare Belgian New Beat and crossover industrial hits from the vaults* "With dancers and dj's from all over the world claiming a deserved second helping of the finest Belgian dancemusic crop, we went digging again in the vaults of our nation's rich dancemusic history. A solid selection of golden tracks from a multi coloured era, peppered up with lesser known nuggets that got lost in the mist of time took form after careful selection. A vintage selection from EBM to trance, from electropop to rave and back makes up for an extraordinary music rol… Read more
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VARIOUS - The Sound Of Belgium (Vol. 2), La Musique Fait La Force
DJ SLUGO - Ghetto, Other People
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DJ SLUGO

Ghetto

Other People

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: OP024

After 20 years of breakneck trax about b*tches 'n hoes, DJ Slugo takes the opportunity to go deep and slow on 'Ghetto' for Nico Jaar's Other People.
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INIT - INIT, Hivern Discs
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INIT

INIT

Hivern Discs

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HVN027

Superlative dark disco plays by a new, Frankfurt-based duo, backed with straighter remixes by C.P.I., Willie Burns and Cliff Lothar. The originals are both pretty special, working a palette of brooding doom voices and creepy neo-classical motifs around the slouchiest, stumbling triplets and head-turning vocals. 'Talking About Talking' comes off like a long lost dustbowl waltz between Cosey Fanni Tutti and Jhonn Balance, whilst 'Blackbird' really gets under the skin with frayed, smacky drums and exquisitely layered synths hinting at some kinda Goblin/Carpenter chimera. The remixes re-tune them for more st… Read more
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INIT - INIT, Hivern Discs
EMG - Sonic Cycles, Warm Sounds
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EMG

Sonic Cycles

Warm Sounds

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: WS007

**Hand-numbered edition of 500** Ruder, knackered house from the prolific EMG. Landing in advance of his hotly anticipated 12" for Berceuse Heroique, the Italian producer's 'Sonic Cycles' yields four cuts of graded house dirt, from the frictional bump and parry of 'In Sound' to done-in tracky gear with 'Crudista' and 'Before KDL', and the burred disco-house jak of 'Guithouse'.
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MARSHALL JEFFERSON / DANCER - Lost In The Groove / Boom Boom (Jerome Hill Versions), Super Rhythm Trax
Burly Jerome Hill edits of Marshall Jefferson, Adonis and Frankie Knuckles standards. Jefferson's Hercules killer , 'Lost In The Groove' takes a bassier beating on the A-side; Adonis and Knuckles' devilish Dancer bomb, 'Boom Boom' gets jacked up with extra samples and busier edits on the backside.
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DUNGEON ACID - Carnal Knowledge, Huhta Home Studio
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DUNGEON ACID

Carnal Knowledge

Huhta Home Studio

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HHS003

Jean Louis-Huhta drops some salacious acid trax on his private imprint. 'Carnal Knowledge' is effectively his 'Scandinavian Kiss', mixing lissom acid lines with orgiastic vocals and humping Chicago groove to great effect. Instrumental and a naughty 'Bonus Beats' (should have been called bonus beasts) on the B-side. You know what to do…
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JULIO BASHMORE - Rhythm Of Auld, Broadwalk Records LTD
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JULIO BASHMORE

Rhythm Of Auld

Broadwalk Records LTD

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: BW011

Big chunky disco bombs from Bashmore on his Broadwalk label. 'Rhythm of Auld' is deeply rooted in '80s boogie but the vocal and squeaky clean synth/strings are definitely 2015. One for all the family, then. Flipside, 'Knockin Boots' continues the agenda with a lush meld of classic-sounding disco-soul vocal with swinging '90s house and Soundstream-alike edits. I think timeless is the word we're looking for...
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CID RIM - Charge / Kano, Affine
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CID RIM

Charge / Kano

Affine

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: AFF013

Hyper-funky chops from Austria's Cid Rim, loaded with a sweetly unhinged remix by Jameszoo. Check out 'Charge' or 'Kano' for Hud Mo/Rustie-styled future funk blaze, or the remix for kinkier, stranger, unpredictable thrills.
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MADEGG - M/D/G, Raum

MADEGG

M/D/G

Raum

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £10.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FRAUM02

Kazumichi Komatsu aka Madegg (M/D/G) furnishes Flau's Raum sublabel with their 2nd hit following Stefan Jos' opening statement. It's experimental techno with a sensitive edge, cuytting quite close to Herbert styles with the banging techno dimensions of '?????' and the jagged bounce of 'Francis' whilst 'Wah Fruits' comes off like a dusty Jelinek piece and there's more manic kicks to be found in 'Current Work' or 'Scum From Design'. Mastered by Miles.
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LONELADY - Hinterland, Warp Records
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LONELADY

Hinterland

Warp Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £15.99

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: WARPLP245

**Gatefold sleeve LP. Comes with free download code redeemable from the label.** New album of affected electro-pop homage to classic Factory Records, by Manchester-hailing Lonelady for Warp Records.
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ANDREW LILES - Cover Girls, Dirter
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ANDREW LILES

Cover Girls

Dirter

Format_dot_cdCD // £7.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: DPROMCD111

"Cover Girls is a women only recording and has the following wonderful, unique, charming and beautiful women contributing their voices: Elisabeth Oswell, Katie Oswell, Gena Netherwood, Baby Dee, Jess Roberts, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Melon Liles, Lavinia Blackwall, Alex Jako, Miranda Kinkelaar and Bobbie Watson. The album includes cover versions of songs originally by David Essex, Scraping Foetus off the Wheel, The Buggles, UFO, Einstürzende Neubauten and many more..."
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DANIEL SAVIO - Valiant, LATON
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DANIEL SAVIO

Valiant

LATON

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: LATON057

Skweee pioneer and survivor, Daniel Savio, dropped this salty slab on Pomassl's Laton label in 2012. It's a crooked mix of dubwise efficiency, Euro-lectro melodic emotions and fizzy 8-bit punch, landing somewhere between Jahtari's Disrupt, Skam's Team Doyobi and a mushroom-infected Atari.
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THE OLIVERWHO FACTORY - Black, Madd Chaise Inc
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THE OLIVERWHO FACTORY

Black

Madd Chaise Inc

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MCI010

**Limited white label repress** High energy Detroit 'floor drills from a brilliant duo, The Oliverwho Factory. Following some dalliances with other labels - Dolly, Planet E, Rush Hour - we reckon they've saved the best for their own Madd Chaise label. A-side runs a real epic built on soaring, proggy synthlines and grittiest disco-tech groove with a nasty sting in the tail; B-side brings Shonie C in for a blazing vocal woven into a peaking showpiece that could storm any big room, before rolling out with the frictional, Huckaby-style dub techno groove and positive vocal pressure. Turn the lights off.
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THE OLIVERWHO FACTORY - Black, Madd Chaise Inc
MASSIANDE - Stand, M>O>S (Delsin)
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MASSIANDE

Stand

M>O>S (Delsin)

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MOS022

**White Marbled Vinyl** Rugged, spacey jack trax with a touch of class by Chilean producer, Massiande. Four tracks build a solid retro-futurist vibe taking in the shifting dark/light emotions and Chicago bass heft of 'Stand' and the low-slung, misty-eyed vision of 'The Future (Is Now)' (well, it was a second ago) thru to the Larry Heard-referencing depth of 'That Feeling', and a proper blue jacker in 'Get House' to close.
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UNEVEN ELEVEN - Live at Cafe Oto, Sub Rosa
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UNEVEN ELEVEN

Live at Cafe Oto

Sub Rosa

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: SRV391

Featuring: Charles Hayward (This Heat), Guy Segers (Univers Zero), Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple). caught in live at Cafe Oto, London, 2014.
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SENSITIVE - Driving, La Discoteca
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SENSITIVE

Driving

La Discoteca

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £11.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: DSS01-GONG008

Pure Italo peacockery, originally released in 1984, reissued for 2015. Staggered drums and pleading vocal with rippin' arpeggios and chest puffing guitars in the final strokes.
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CASSIUS SELECT - Crook EP, Unknown To The Unknown
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CASSIUS SELECT

Crook EP

Unknown To The Unknown

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: UTTU051

UTTU's knack for digging new talent in full effect! Cassius Select follows his split 12" with Tuff Sherm into the crafty-ass drums of his 'Crook' EP, showing off some seriously giddy syncopations ranging from the Mbalax-like talking drum tilt and Joe-style chopping of 'Cross Strut' to the stuttered c*nty funk of 'CROOK'; getting all grimy with the fractious bells and heads-down bass of 'Joy Mile', and simply spinning bodies wild with the killer complexities of 'He Ain't Worth It'. More like this, please!!!
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DJ QU - Redtones, Strength Music Recordings
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DJ QU

Redtones

Strength Music Recordings

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SMR015

Full Strength house music from the inimitable DJ Qu on his own label - home of his best works. A-side plays it steady driving but with gruff bass offset by his signature shuffles and strafing synth sweeps to cream the 'floor. B-side plays out the funeral keys and ghostly vocals of 'Sadness In The Static', setting the stage for a welting acid weapon called 'Sweaty One'.
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