Thursday, 11 June
**Gatefold 2LP includes CD copy. Tipped to the drum fiends!** "“I’m an afrobeat drummer but Pat Thomas is highlife. That is what he does so well.” -Tony Allen. Strut present the brand new studio album by one of Ghana’s all-time great vocalists, “The Golden Voice Of Africa”, Pat Thomas, in conjunction with the Kwashibu Area Band led by multi-instumentalist Kwame Yeboah (Cat Stevens, Patrice) and saxophonist Ben Abarbanel-Wolff (Ebo Taylor, Poets of Rhythm). A regular collaborator with Ebo Taylor, Thomas was mainstay of the ‘70s and ‘80s Ghanaian highlife, a… Read more
Belting 'floor show from D'Marc Cantu for Tom Diccico's Run Out Run label. A-side plays hard, fast and loose with the frisky, dreamy Chicago buck of 'Track Pattern' and the pacy disco-techno burn of 'Spotlight'; B-side gets even better with a stormin' Norman EBM romp entitled 'Car Type', plus the emosh Chicago house elegance of 'Iridescent Life'.
**Limited hand-numbered 7"** Italy's Radiation compile and reissue two Joy Division gems. 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' on the A-side b/w 'Leaders of Men' on the B-side.
**Limited gatefold 2LP. Includes print and download code redeemable from the label.** Purified silicon squeezy cheeze from megastar producer Hudson Mohawke. A steadfast adherent of the more-is-more production outlook, Mohawke's tightly packed 2nd album features guest spots from Antony, Jhene Aiko and Miguel, following his production details for the cream of the American hip hop crop, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake and Pusha T. There are interesting moments to be discovered, as with the OPN-esque majesty of 'Kettles', the searing synth excess of 'Scud Books', and the pointillist percussion of '… Read more
Juju & Jordash take it to the hilt with a bag of fruity house percolations for Dekmantel. Amsterdam's jazziest house cats return to the label they sparked off with two releases in 2009, only this time with peak, eye-fluttering club times in mind - giving up the goods in four parts they nod to classic Cajual and Glenn Underground styles between the sublime bounce of 'Down To The Roach' and its stripped dub, whereas 'Bean Bag Motel' checks out a stranger, jazzier vibe rife with wiggly, layered synths and 'Lights At Night' shows off with the dopest '80s Detroit styles.
*180g vinyl - includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* A remastered reissue of Air's classic 1997 EP Premiers Symptomes.
"Two years ago Maltese musician Rudi Agius aka Jupiter Jax was in London, finishing a PHD in computational biology, awake late and usually alone, when Visions emerged: “My life was literally getting back from the lab, and spending the night (usually till 4-5 AM) making some music… the gloom is something that I love.” Many nights bled into dawn while designing presets for his synths – “sounds that give me feeling” – from which bass lines, beats, and the exploration of “further territory” flowed forth: quartz-clouded, questing house (“Armed For Peace,” “Soul Searching”), foggy breakbeat (“The Deep… Read more
*180g vinyl - includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* A remastered reissue of Air's classic 1998 album Moon Safari.
*180g vinyl - Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label* "Released in 2000, The Virgin Suicides was director Sofia Coppola’s first feature film, Kirsten Dunst’s first major screen role, and Air’s first foray into film scoring. This 15Th Anniversary Deluxe Edition features a remastered version of the original soundtrack, plus a full download."
*Due to the size and weight of this item we can only ship to UK & Ireland, USA, Benelux, France, Germany and Denmark. If you are in another European country please contact us for postage costs* *15th Anniversary Deluxe Boxset - including the Original Soundtrack on 180g vinyl and CD, "Playground Love" EP, 10 unreleased live tracks, 2 posters, VIP Pass and digital download voucher redeemable from the label* "Released in 2000, The Virgin Suicides was director Sofia Coppola’s first feature film, Kirsten Dunst’s first major screen role, … Read more
**Gatefold LP + one-sided LP, includes MP3 download code** "Radical new studio album from Manyfingers The Spectacular Nowhere. Bristol born Chris Cole, has been with the label since 2005, having contributed on several albums notably with Matt Elliott as well as The Dark, by Third Eye Foundation, and as a member of the all-star band, Numbers Not Names, whose first opus What’s The Price ? was one of 2012’s most striking hip-hop records. Back after a ten year hiatus, with this third album under the moniker Manyfingers, The Spectacular Nowhere is clearly the product of several years… Read more
Stranger dance-not-dance music from four Glaswegians under the Junto Club banner for their home city's Optimo Music. This, the quartet's debut release, recorded at the near-legendary Green Door Studios, yields the oddest pick 'n mix of styles, from the gloomcore synths and disco-dub 'tronics laced with kids choirs (or themselves pitched up?) in 'Leaving Forever', to the halfspeed Suicide styles of 'SGC', thru the swaggering, unbuttoning chug groove of 'Freedom From The Known', and The Birthday Party-style death-dub leeching of 'Let Me In'.
One of Reckno's finest transfers to Ramp for the elegantly weightless trap gauze of 'New Palms', including a cameo from Joane Skyler. In equilibrium between street brawn and more unstable, airy headspace his five cuts give trap a trippier overhaul in the fractious 'New Palms' and jerk off dubstep in the dibby 'Bastet', whereas 'Stevie Nicks' flits in soft focus like a ghosted Clams Casino and 'Nichiren' teeters cut-up glossolalia and fibrillating trap tics in mid-air before turning footwork in a blink. It's left to his collaboration with Joane Skyler to provide the most memorable moment from a… Read more
*Limited edition of 300 - blue vinyl with wrap-around artwork** The Cómeme ringleader whacks out a 4th party-load of bare-boned and killer rhythm trax. Highlights on this one have to be the machine-gun snare fire and industrial sound designs of 'Turbulencia' (127BPM), or the dancehall-meets-early Chi house jack gyrations of 'Lecciones De Perreo' (120BPM).
**Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** Veteran Brooklyn MC Masta Ace pays tribute to his mom with signature storytelling set to a sack of beats lifted from MF Doom's 'Special Herbs' series. Photo-realistic rhymes about stick-up kids, spraycan artists and wack emcees are delivered with a sincerely autobiographical narrative, interspersing Doom's beats with nostalgic skits and vignettes and even guest spots from Big Daddy Kane and Doom himself.
Reissue of a Chicago classic featuring productions by Roy Davis Jr, Ellery Cowles, Corey Rodgers, Emmanuel Turner and Dean Anderson (not the Jamal Moss/Steve Poindexter/Kareem Smith Trio!) presented by Armando. This is the freakier, spaced-out side of the Chi, with six tracks spanning the hipnotech gyrations of 'No Mysteries', the smudged jack of 'Tranquillity' and the mid-tempo funk of 'The Vibes' up top, and stretching out between the honking shuffle of 'N.Y. Sax', and a trio of concise, wayward grooves on the B-side, including a wicked breakbeat jiggle in 'Movin'.
Well aye, this is another set of crazed Chicago drum trax from the badboys, Steve Poindexter and Jamal Moss. Sourced from the same sessions that gave us their sought-after 12" for Muzique Records, this batch is even more unhinged, wildly funked-up. A-side gets loose and freaky with deliriously scattered percussion and scrambled 303 lines; B-side brings thundering drums and avian chirrups on a celestial techno trajectory. Both are indispensable for the maddest house cats.
"Founder member of seminal Afro Disco group M’Bamina, JM Bolangassa comes through with 3 tracks of raw and unadulterated percussion, pairing virtuoso playing with complex drum machine arrangements and sparse synths that sit on the fault line between traditional Congolese rhythms and modern electronic music. Percussionist Jean-Marie Bolangassa arrived in Paris in 1967 as part of the Ballet Nationale du Congo and has been a lynchpin of the European scene for over 40 years – heading up the cult Afro Disco band M’Bamina and playing with a legion of stars including Tabu Ley Rochereau, … Read more
Live recordings of Theo Parrish and pals - Amp Fiddler, Duminie Deporres, Mr. Mensah, Ideeyah Gehrik, Myele Manzanza - as The Unit, recorded during their 2014 Teddy's Get Down European Tour. Fronted by dancers, Mai Le, Jade, and Dominique, The Unit dispense the bristling soul jazz swagger of 'Ain't No Need' up top, and a version of Theo's 1996 anthem, 'Walking Through The Sky' down below.
**180g vinyl. Includes bonus 7" and comic strip plus download code** "This self-titled debut LP finds Jaakko on spellbinding form, composing sumptuous and wildly original music that teems with ideas and more than delivers on the promise of its predecessor, the breakthrough 2013 EP Dreamzone. Jaakko Eino Kalevi marks the start of a striking new chapter for the Berlin-based artist – a former tram driver in Helsinki – who’s already made quite an impression on the international stage these past 12 months. From the alluring opener ‘J.E.K.’ to ravishing finale ‘Ikuinen Purkautumaton … Read more
**Includes 12" x 12" art insert printed on heavy stock** Back for 2nds on DABJ, Glasgow's own Denis Sulta delivers a class in kinky, head-spinning house. A-side lays it thick with the escalating modulations and crisply clipped swing-jack of 'L.A. Ruffgarden (Terrace Mix)' towering to a massive breakdown next to the percolated shunt and belting vocal build of 'Duh Yuh Luv Meh?'. Turn it over and and 'She Makes Me Feel Like I Never Sinned' inverts those peaks to a stylishly tribalised darkroom pressure loaded with percussions and wigged-out jazz vibrations. Ace!
Trio of tender ambient house tones from the Welsh producer, Leif Knowles, for Bristol's Idle Hands. 'Life Through Analogies' burns gently with dusted breaks and breezy, open atmospheres perfused with duppy voices and glowing chords, setting a vibe that carries thru the dancing dust mites and filtered soul samples of 'My Heart Stopped Beating' to the low key and slompy shuffle of 'Salix'.
It's true, everything's getting older - but good music has a way of transcending that. Ex-Arab Strap bloke Aiden Moffat and Scottish jazzy type Bill Wells have been working on this record for eight years now, proof if ever proof were needed that sometimes music doesn't need to be dropped in with a date stamp. Wells' production and melodies shouldn't be a shock to anyone who's come across his music before but the way it matches up with Moffat's distinctive voice and poetry is nothing short of a revelation. The first thing I noticed about 'Everything's Getting Older'… Read more
**Sublime, latterday Robbie Basho recordings housed in beautiful screen-print jacket with download code. First edition of 500** ""Twilight Peaks" by Robbie Basho is a formal reissue of some of Basho's last recordings. It was originally issued in 1984 on a tape label called "The Art Of Relaxation". It was mastered for vinyl and CD in its entirety by Glenn Jones (of Cul de Sac fame) and Matt Azevedo from the original tapes. LP version contains one bonus track, that was part of the original sessions. CD version also has two extra live tracks. Liner notes by Glenn Jones and Rich Osborn. LP c… Read more
*Fully remastered edition of one of The Fall’s most loved albums*"Originally released in 1985, 'This Nation’s Saving Grace' is one of The Fall’s most loved releases and is often hailed as one of the greatest albums of the 1980s. Drawing from the well of primal rock ‘n’ roll, the band play with muscular spontaneity and inspiration to create music that still sounds unique and challenging, especially against today’s anodyne imitations of rock and ‘guitar music’. 'Schtick: Yarbles Revisited' is here available for the first time on vinyl, and compiles the singles released around ‘This… Read more
"Follow up to Jeunes Gens Modernes volume 1, featuring another killer haul of unissued tracks from french 80's vaults. Between the late 70s and mid-80s, in the wake of the punk wave and in parallel to other types of music like disco, funk, ska and reggae, a prolific and chaotic music scene began to develop in France, combining the energy of rock and the nihilism of punk with electronic experimentation. The period was not, on the whole, one of optimism and joy, played out as it was against a background of economic crisis and the cold war. The tendency was rather towards disillu… Read more
Perseus Traxx flies with Titanic City for a febrile acid session. Only his 4th 12" of 2015 so far, 'The Magic Garden' works up a colourful sweat with the roiling, romantic Chicago mysticism of 'Nymphs of the North', and to darker effect with the acid cut, 'Gaia's Diamond Blade'. Flipside, he puts the boot on a kicking, sweltering EBM mutation called 'Thoughts', and churns up some Mathematics-compatible acid madness with 'tension'.
"Available for the first time on vinyl, this collection compiles the singles released around ‘This Nation’s Saving Grace’ and includes five tracks from the bands’ 1985 BBC Peel Sessions. Also included is the track ‘Ma Riley’, which made its debut on the 2011 CD box set."
**Double vinyl bundle, includes both The Wonderful & Frightening World Of The Fall & Escape Route To The Fall, both fully remastered from HD files transferred from the analogue tapes* "Released in 1984, 'The Wonderful & Frightening World Of The Fall' was the Fall's seventh studio album and their first for Beggars Banquet. It makes few concessions to the larger market - every potential hook seemed spiked with the band’s usual rough take-it-or-leave-it stance - though the integration of Brix Smith into the band added a melodic tw… Read more
*Fully remastered from HD files transferred from the analogue tapes* "Released in 1984, this was the Fall's seventh studio album and their first for Beggars Banquet. It makes few concessions to the larger market - every potential hook seemed spiked with the band’s usual rough take-it-or-leave-it stance - though the integration of Brix Smith into the band added a melodic twist."