Thursday, 16 October
*Double gatefold vinyl repress with printed inner sleeves and a download card for the full audio* Reissue of Nightmares On Wax’s biggest album “Smokers Delight” from 1995. Moving away from the bleeps and breaks of their first album, ‘Smokers Delight’ presents a post-club comedown journey which experiments with elements of jazz, dub, soul and hip hop.
*Double gatefold vinyl repress with printed inner sleeves and a download card for the full audio* Reissue of Nightmares On Wax’s sixth album. ‘Thought So...’ a geographical departure, crafted in a campervan during George Evelyn’s journey from Leeds to Ibiza. Much like Wax Da Jam, the club night that he created upon arrival on the island, ‘Thought So...’ is in many ways a tribute to his origins as a DJ and what Evelyn describes as “the foundations of dance music”.
*Includes a copy of the CD free inside* Huxley deals in rudest, deepest UK dance functions on debut album, 'Blurred' for Aus Music. Hovering around the idea of a deeper UK dance sound, he proves equally effective in a spectrum of styles under the original house umbrella, from D&B, garage and dubstep, to vocal house and rolling electro. Fresh production, smart songs, choice grooves.
*Includes a copy of the CD free inside* "Following the label’s acclaimed ‘Next Stop Soweto’ compilation series, Strut returns to the rich music heritage of South Africa for another landmark compilation celebrating the influential and heavily political music of drummer Julian Bahula since the mid-‘60s with the Malombo Jazz Makers, Jabula and Jazz Afrika bands. Bahula’s first group was the Malombo Jazzmen, led by guitarist Philip Tabane with flautist Abbey Cindi and they broke the mould, introducing indigenous malombo drums along… Read more
*White vinyl edition - includes remixes from Bass Clef and Daniel Avery, plus two original productions* Desire present an expanded edition of Ricardo Tobar's 'Garden' EP, now including 'Hundreds' from his 'Treillis' album plus Daniel Avery and Bass Clef remixes. The wormy arpeggios and shuffled groove of 'Gardens' and moody, muddy swing of 'Hundreds' build on the styles of his releases for Border Community and In Paradisum' with a deft touch and feel for visceral, hynptic textures ripe for deeper dancefloor sessions. Daniel Avery gives up a smoother, bluer mix of 'Garden', and Bass Clef offers a more rugged, collapsing halfstep version run thru with mad modular prongs.
**180g one-sided wax** Nico Jaar reworks his previously subscription-only workout, 'You Are The One' for the first edit on his Other People label. In unique fashion, Jaar reduces the Chicago footwork and classic disco memes to his patented mid-tempo chug, replete with some unexpected boogie twists.
Chaval Records boss Victor Santana faces off with Chicago's DJ Skull on a driven techno session. DJ Skull shakes down the A-side with the juggling drums and kinetic chords of 'Imperial March' and the funked-up jag of 'Travel' landing between Detroit's Rob Hood and DJ 3000. Santana takes the B-side with a slinkier ride called 'Slide' and the strident 909 rhythms of 'Perfect Room' reminding of Esteban Adame and Los Hermanos styles.
"“Enter The Spiral” - the title of the opening track by the first collaborative work between Sebastian Mullaert and Eitan Reiter - emerged out of a freeflowing improvised communication between the DJs and producers from Sweden and Israel. They first met at a festival in Tulum, Mexico where they played together at the end of the Mayan calendar. You cannot put their collaboration into one stylistic corner - you can only say that all their music distributes the feeling of an unvarnished musical trip. If you like you can call “Reflections Of Nothingness” a Rol… Read more
UK electro fixture Dez Williams steps out on Bedouin backed with fierce Ekman and Bintus remixes. Williams' original pieces play hard but nimble with rattling machine rhythms laced to spiralling 303's, old skool style, in 'Acid Bath', and grubbier, bittersweet electro/IDM in 'Silvaphish'. Ekman's R303CK remix of 'Acid Bath' burns like a f**ker, and Bintus bashes 'Silvaphish' to a knuckle-head techno agenda.
Burnt Friedman returns to Nonplace accompanied again by vocals from American actor and musician, Daniel Dodd-Ellis. In 'Cease To Matter' Friedman nudges his explorative Berlin dub sound somewhere more sensual, soulful, with no loss of his exotic and otherworldly aesthetic. Incorporating impressions from Friedman's Sub-Saharan concert tour of 2013, together with inspiration from Aldous Huxley's Brave New World - who's sampled on the two-part title track - the album takes shape as a worldly, futurist premonition of decaying, transitional metropolises and cultural melt … Read more
Big people's D&B/dancehall minimalism from Fracture, Sam Binga and Rider Shafique backed with a weightless Logos remix. 'She Want It Ruff' is a self-explanatory tale of bedroom athletics set to tight-belly minimal wine; 'Back It Up' keeps it lewd on a dark 'n slow flex with squirting synths; 'Bubble' takes it to the dancehall proper. Check the Logos Space Jam of 'She Wants It Ruff' for a more sensuous, tactile inversion of the original's pent energy.
Handy repress of Future Times' chunky funk compendium, 'Vibe 2', starring nuglets from label boss Max D, plus Hunee, Steve Moore, Juju & Jordash, Tom Noble and more. Disc 1 highlights run from Max D's remix of Ron Morelli's L.I.E.S. jam, 'Comeback Dust', to the cracking Linn drums of Confused House's 'Concrete Dub' and Alexis Le-Tan's camp pumper, 'Marathon Man'. Disc 2 drops gems such as Hunee tropical shuffler, 'Folga', and Juju & Jordash's Balearic paddle, 'Musketache'.
*Japanese Pressing* "Mod Mod Ranglin is a fusion of Ska and Caribbean instrumentals by Ernest Ranglin recorded in 1966 while Ska was changing towards Rocksteady. Although Ernest Ranglin recorded 8 solo albums at Federal Records, Mod Mod Ranglin was the only album with Ska instrumentals, interestingly. The album consists of classic Ska, Mento and Carribean songs of all times. From the start to the end, Ernie's guitar playing flutters like Caribbean breeze. The instrumental song entitled 'Felicia' is a perfect number for all Ska lovers."
*Japanese Pressing* "With full respect to one of the greatest producers in Jamaican music history, Dub Store Records proudly launches a new re-issue series of Ronnie Nasralla's production. Miraculously recorded in 1965 when Ska was at its best, Llans Plays It All is one of the rarest and killer Jamaican LP to date. The album is constructed with a Caribbean coast vibe such as Ska, Jazz, Afro, R&B, Soul, Jump Up and Cha Cha Cha. However this killer Montegonian band is surprisingly tight, presenting second to none great performances. The LP starts with "Jive Samba" by C… Read more
**Post-punk pop legend returns. RIYL Ariel Pink, John Maus, Woo** "Bringing to the fore Nick’s unique take on lo-fi baroque psychedelia, Space Of A Second bends influences from across time and space into an exhilarating construction that evades easy definition, indeed perhaps in the end the best description comes from The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis who simply hailed nick as “Unique, almost inexplicable”."
"On ‘Industry’ Stefan Goldmann tests how far you can get by using presets only. All sounds are factory presets of 3 obsolete 1990s Japanese workstation synths, all effects are presets, all notes are quantized and most panning is purely accidental (laid out in the preset sounds). These recordings don't rely on successful presets, but on failed sounds of now obsolete synthesizers – industrial assumptions of where culture will go, but where it chose not to. The result is a surprisingly pleasant listening experience with effortless grooves and rich textures – and mildly demonic connotations. Fr… Read more
*Originally released on vinyl in 1980, remastered from the original tapes* "Of the early studio and live recordings that comprise We Are Time, frontman Mark Stewart says "We Are Time is really 'the' teenage Pop Group album. It's full of defiance and the material demonstrates the band's staunch independence and our really early DIY ethic before the studio became another instrument.” Guitarist Gareth Sager explains that the band was "trying in an inexplicably naive manner to combine Patti Smith's Rimbaud ramblings, James Brown, the Stooges, Roxy Music, T. 26th Oct – Islington Assembly Hall, … Read more
*180g heavyweight vinyl version includes a download card for rarities by The Pop Group* "Cabinet Of Curiosities is a brand new, nine-track compilation which kicks off with the fractured future-funk single 'Where There's A Will', described by Sager (guitarist) as "The group's best attempt to mix a message with a groove plus some real free playing. If you are really unhinged you may be able to dance to this.” Next up is the unheard, original previously unreleased version of 'She Is Beyond Good And Evil', probably the band's most infamous song and more recently covered by St Vince… Read more
"‘Release’ compiles jams from the sweltering heart of Cave that didn’t make it onto their three albums and three EPs. Anyone who’s heard their albums can attest that they have a fresh, yet well-seasoned ear for long-play records and each one shows their ever-revolving palette. Being in Cave is also about fun though and they’ve also indulged themselves now and again with standalone songs and short- play records on Trensmat, Static Caravan, Giradiscos and Permanent, as well as some self-released cassette freakouts."
"Dope Body have built their name in the underground with intense live performances of their also intense studio recordings. On the back of their second album, 2012’s ‘Natural History’, they embarked on a rigorous nineteen months of almost nonstop touring, bringing their individual performance stomp to every bar, basement and backyard that asked for it. It’s easy to picture the members of Dope Body emerging from their distant and hidden cave of rock with a new wave of grimey, Sabbath-refracted mayhem in order to torch Earth once again but they’re actually a group of trained players and fine artists w… Read more
"Elisa Ambrogio, Magik Markers’ power front, lyric intelligence, guitar g’rilla and awkward weirdo, is back, and forth too, to deposit her first full length solo outing on your doorstep. ‘The Immoralist’ lies at the wicked crossroads of the electric wail of Wilson Pickett and the sweetest harmony of Wilson Phillips. Ambrogio exhibits a new refinement on ‘The Immoralist’. Working with Papercuts’ Jason Quever, Elisa’s earliest childhood musical loves The Poni-Taies, Tiffany and The Dixie Cups rise through the haze-n- raze of electric guitar and drums with a pop repercussion previously un… Read more
"‘Chapter III’ of The George-Edwards Group archives draws from deep in the pockets of their sporadic later embodiment. With their grand 70s dreams of Hollywood stardom fading, Edward Balian and Ray George continued to track their winsome muse, perhaps a bit more aggro and with a bit more dolour than they had back in the ‘38:38’ days. Although late 60s Detroit was the seedbed for The George-Edwards Group, they had more in common with Silver Apples than the Amboy Dukes. Enamoured of keyboard effects and sonic tomfoolery, they developed their sound away from the scene, slowly devel… Read more
*Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* "With his new album “What's Fruit”, Schlammpeitziger touches the danceﬂoor more than ever before in his 22-year long career. Yet his danceﬂoor is a playful one. The Cologne based composer's sounds electrify with their multi-layered melodic structures. He weaves countless details in perfection, to a high density of musical activity, always focusing on the slow, driving beats which hold everything together. Each of the eight tracks represents shades of the unique humour we love about Schlammpeitziger. Unlike his previous recor… Read more
"The new Isolade release by Dusty Kid is a strictly Sardinian affair with tracks and remixes as varied as the island itself, spread across 32 minutes."
*LP packaged with a printed inner sleeve and free download card. Initial copies pressed on pink vinyl* Oozing Wound is a thrash trio featuring veterans of Chicago’s underground scene. ‘Earth Suck’ is the explosive follow up to the band’s breakout debut ‘Retrash’, which earned them praise from the New York Times, Pitchfork, Decibel and more
*First pressing on Green Vinyl. LP packaged with artworked inner sleeve and free download code* "Wrekmeister Harmonies’ pastoral doom has earned praise from Pitchfork, SPIN, Decibel and Invisible Oranges as a new form of metal composition and performance involving a wide variety of instrumentation. Recorded by Sanford Parker (Corrections House) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio in Chicago and by Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire) at Hotel2Tango in Montreal. Album artwork by Simon Fowler (Sunn O))), Boris, Earth, The Bug, Wolves In The Throne Room, Lustmord)."
*Limited Japanese pressing* "Trinidad born legendary guitarist, Lynn Taitt, who brought the first wave of Rocksteady to the Island, and Gladdy Anderson who is well known as a Skatalites' pianist, got together to record this Rocksteady instrumental album 'Glad Sounds' at Federal Studio in 1968. Released from the Merritone label, which was managed under Federal, the album depicts the heyday and best sound of Rocksteady as well as the label itself. This album is for the first time reissued by Dub Store Records. The album tracks consist mainly of cover versions of popu… Read more
*Japanese pressing of this super-rare Rocksteady album by the Jamaican guitar virtuoso, Ernest Ranglin* "Unlike all the other musicians of his era, Ranglin was not allowed to go between studios to record and release music as he wished because he was an exclusive employee of the Federal records. Thus it's really hard to find a Rocksteady record with his name on it. Although whenever he found a spare time, he would go to Duke Reid's studio and play the guitar and bass as a sideman, often playing sessions with Lynn Taitt. According to Ranglin himself, "I felt really comfortabl… Read more
*Japanese Pressing* "In the heyday of the Rocksteady era of Jamaican music in 1968, the Winston Turner Quintet was blending in the cool new sound with Calypso, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Pop and Ballads down at the Hilton Hotel in Kingston. The Quintet's lost classic of down tempo and mood music, originally released on Federal, is now re-issued for the first time. This is the lounge vibe that beautifully crowned those sultry Jamaican nights. (Photograph taken at the Jippi Jappa Lounge with Madam Wasp)."
*Japanese Pressing* "George Moxey, "King of the Ivories", the legendary pianist of the Caribbean. Moxey is the leading pianist of the Jamaican dance music since the 1930s, and this is the only jazz album he recorded in the 1960s. George Moxey has been pivotal in the making of the Jamaican dance music since the 1930s, teaching local musicians and has been praised as "Uncle George". Born in Nassau, the capital of Bahamas, Moxey moved to Jamaica in the 1930s where he formed and led an 8-piece band since 1939. His band took a big part in developing the local ballrooms and radio stat… Read more