Thursday, 03 July
*2LP housed in deluxe Stoughton “Tip-On” gatefold jacket. Compiled by DJ Supreme La Rock, all tracks re-mastered with new liner notes by Jonathan Zwickel with band interviews and rare archive photos* "In 2004, the first volume of Wheedle’s Groove shone a light on the formerly unheralded soul scene in 1960s and ‘70s Seattle, followed by a new album in 2008, and then an award winning feature-length documentary film. The on-going Wheedle’s Groove series continues to present a vast chapter of the city’s musical heritage that has little to do w… Read more
**Includes ace Andrés remix** Bass-rollin' boogie/broken beat house gems by Detroit's Mike Grant and pals, launched from his highly respected Moods & Grooves label. Reelest 313 vibes from nose to tail, laying down supple basswork and Amp Fiddler's hovering rhodes chords for Billy Love's achingly soulful vox on Mike Grant's pendulous original mix, whilst Andrés evens the house keel with a debonaire deep house mix on the flip.
Mesmerising house miss-shapes from The Lowlands. Lawrence Ledoux has been known by many monikers in the past - Sun OK Papi KO, Jcuzzi Notebook, rbdx - but this is his first release under his own name. The four tracks work somewhere between the Congolese thumb piano grooves of The Durian Borthers or Konono No.1 on 'Afruita' and Actress or Zomby-alike bleep house swagger in 'Astre', whilst flipside switches tack to languid, square bass-driven house on 'Chorus' and dubbed out hardware wonk reminding of Itinerant Dubs sound in 'Terre'.
**Edition of 250 red vinyl** Operating under one of the best titles of 2014, on 'Purging The Pious' Delinquent Dialect, Heuristic Audio and Dr. Skunkenstein come for your children at a breakneck 150bpms.
"Following the incredibly well received release of Donna McGhee’s Make It Last Forever, Groove Line continue with another Patrick Adams & Greg Carmichael produced classic, Lady Bug, by Bumblebee Unlimited, the second in a series of 12” audiophile reissues from the Disco underground. Bumblebee Unlimited was a studio disco project from Adams and Carmichael, and along with their work with groups like Universal Robot Band and Inner Life, is credited for pushing the boundaries of dance music production. Their 1978 classic single Lady Bug was ta… Read more
Classy house trax from a Glaswegian gang who've been at it for a wee while but prefer to keep their identities under wraps. 'After Effects' yields four handy cuts of timeless, deeply rooted house music ranging from dreamy boogie edits thru supple acid house depths and dapper beatdown strut. Support from Morgan Geist, Jackmaster, Bake All Caps, Jerome Derradji…
Trim tech-house and dapper deeper styles from Axel Boman, Fred P, Strategy, Julius Steinhoff and more collected on volume 6, part 1 of Mule Musiq's annual round-up compiled by Toshiya Kawasaki. Check for Boman's nifty swinger 'Anytime Is Fine', the kinky dip of Strategy's 'Rhythm King', and the effortless glide of Fred P's 'Electric Bridge'.
Sterling solo debut album from Smallpeople's Julius Steinhoff. From the core of Hamburg's Smallville crew/label/record shop, Julius delivers a suite of sweeping yet personal romantic gestures ripe for intimate deep house sessions. Echoing the classic moods & grooves of Chicago, Detroit and New York with crisp German production values and radiant sense of space, the eight trax of 'Flocking Behaviour' are testament to a proper passion for deep house and an awareness of when minimalism can go too far in one direction. Make sure to check for the chiming couplet of late night beauties… Read more
Dark Entries celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Italo Disco club hit “Walking In The Neon”. Peter Richard was the alias first adopted in 1979 by producer and vocalist Walter Beinat. His best known song was “Walking In The Neon”, released as a maxi-single on Italian label Good Vibes in 1985. For this single Richard teamed up with the production duo of Gigi Farina and Franco Rago, best known for their projects ‘Lectric Workers, Decadance, Expansives, and Wanexa. "Walking In The Neon" was written by Rago & Farina with help from Chuck Rolando, member of Italian disco group Passenge… Read more
Art Fine was the duo of Fabrice Bellini (electronics, vocals) and Rush Blakemann (guitar, synthesizer) from Tuin, Italy. They met in art school and became friends, inspired by New Wave, dance and electronic music. They recorded their only single “Dark Silence” in November 1984, which was released by Discomagic in 1985. Fabrice programmed the electronic drums using SCI Drumtraks and added extra tracks on the Simmons SDSV. Rush played electric guitar and the Yamaha piano notes at the start of the song. Guest musicians Silvano Borgatta and Riccardo RosaThe “da da da da da" voice effect was done… Read more
Proper Bristolian swagger-tech from Lurka, making his debut on Black Acre after hot shots for Hotline and Black Box. Up top his anxiously coiled 'Holding' riddim consolidates dancehall and minimal techno with motorik groove and serious low-end dynamics whilst flipside 'Nah So' skanks to an even dread coda of voodoo drums and bass, and 'KMT' comes to bury the dance with Carpenter-esque arpeggios lcoked to garotting hi-hats and belly churning subs. RIYL Visionist, Kowton, Commodo…
**Includes download code** Hot on the heels of G.H.O.S.T. 001, the label sprays a 2nd round of diamond-cut D&B. On top they spark up the neuro styles of 'Red Eyes'; down below the gangsta hardstep of 'New York'.
**Ltd edition pressing on clear vinyl** Diverse, deep-burning jakbeat trax from Chicago acolyte D'Marc Cantu, presented in Desire's ace mock old skool Warp jacket. Stepping slightly outside his usual remit, Cantu takes the opportunity to flex some uptempo energy with the filtered bassline funk and warm synth pads of 'Irregular Bedfellows', the DJ Rush-styled slam of 'Partydaze', and the Roulé-meets-Reese filter freaker 'Svetlana', whereas the 303-riding party hustle of 'Maddance' and the druggy AI techno dream of 'Uneven' return to tempos more typical of his usual output. Smart joint.
Grumbling breakbeat techno abstractions from both members of the Steven Porter duo. Katsunori Sawa comes with dark thunder sounding like Ben Frost servicing Surgeon on 'Immortal Bind' and Kondo follows suit with a crushing, vicious roller putting a precise, dynamic spin on the crowded noise-techno nexus. RIYL Dadub, Plaster, AnD, Shapednoise.
*Full colour 350g heavy gloss laminate sleeve - limited clear vinyl with download coupon and 12" x 12" insert also included * "A G E N D E R started out as a solo, lo-fi punk excursion for Romy Hoffman (Macromantics, Romy), and has since morphed into an all girl 3 piece, known for their intense, fast, tight knit punk shows. A G E N D E R play a unique blend of schitzo synthy paranoid punk. The first record “Self (en)titled” was entirely written, recorded, played and mixed by Romy Hoffman, with additional mixing and mastering by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control). A G E N D … Read more
*New solo project by Nobuyuki Sakuma of Jesse Ruins. Full colour 350g heavy gloss laminate sleeve - limited white vinyl with download code redeemable from the label* "Cold Name is the solo project of Nobuyuki Sakuma from Jesse Ruins. ‘Eat Your Hand’ is Cold Name’s debut album and contains 12 short electronic songs that 20JazzFunkGreats describes this way: “Cold Name’s Intent to Kill isn’t in some undanceable time signature. It’s not obtuse. It’s perfectly possible to dance to its techno. It just doesn’t seem to want you to.Its drums envelop like a thick, black ooze. Suspending you in an aura… Read more
Tom Dicicco's production just gets better with each release. The 'Life' EP follows two ace EPs on Run Out Run with a refined, subaquatic techno agenda flexing out from the caustic bleep techno rolige of 'What Is Life' to the muscular, industrial minimalism of 'Low_Res' on the A-side. Flip it for the fluidly kinetic techno experiment of 'Broken Reality' and the killer radioactive dubscape, 'Amazon In'.
Skudged, noisy techno jags from Metrist, who was last last spotted on NYC's Fifth Wall label and remixing for Kryptic Minds. All four cuts bristle and clank with a combustible industrial energy and friction, jamming between the rigid swagger of 'Letch' to effluent electro-step on ''Symphony for the Palpitation' to the crazed lurch of 'Cowlick' and the knotted discombobulations of 'Stanza For The Weak'. One for fans of Happa, Mønic, AnD.
**Silk-screened jacket printed by Pascal at Atelier Margrit** Taut, punchy neuro-funk jungle. 'Rattle' pounces with rolling Apache breaks and mammoth subbass on the A-side, and 'Bad Education' steps harder with Virus style D&B snarl.
Cracking debut album of Texan house from Gavin Guthrie aka TX Connect. Over the last 12 months Gavin's established an enviable rep with sophisticated, jakked-up 12"s for the likes of Dixon Avenue Basement Jams and L.I.E.S., and this eponymous album introduction for Holland's Creme Organization is set to spread his rep much further. Hailing from Texas, the birthplace of ecstasy use in clubs, it's perhaps no wonder that his sound has a really tactile lushness; from the warm, swirling chords and swinging groove of 'Soundtrack 909' thru the eye-fluttering flux and kinky 727 pa… Read more
**Weighty Bristol dub packaged in hand-numbered jacket with insert** "Here it is… the long awaited PengSound005, the first full Dubkasm 2 x 12″ on the label.. featuring the mystical rastaman ‘Lidj Xylon’! Stryda and Digistep, close friends from day one, shared and expressed their passion for roots music in unity as Dubchasm (later to be renamed Dubkasm) from around the mid 90’s. Then still in their teenage years, they have since stepped up in the ranks of UK soundsystem culture, operating from the heart of Bristol. With over 20 years of dedication to their craft, Dubkasm have provided some… Read more
*180g vinyl. Includes bonus CD* "It is quite rare to discover on the Italian Jazz scene a successful ensemble, which passed unscathed through years. Bands are usually weakened or put in crisis, most of the times caused by sudden changes in line-ups. The "Quartetto di Lucca" is a band of young players which formerly were part of the amateurial "Hot Clubs" and some years ago debuted among the pros. The quartet of Lucca, however, has a peculiarity of its own, the nability to defend the results and the continuity of a fruitful collaboration with a compromise: the pure jazz calling, more con… Read more
**Edition of 300** Bittersweet IDM pearls from Sunderland's Graeme Evans aka Carbo Flex. Three tracks capture that yearning, melancholic essence of late '90s Autechre and Gescom records, from the twitching glitches and serene harmonic arrangements of 'Amme Dot' thru the angular hip hop swing of 'Flirty Fox' and the mournful, bit-crushed bounce of 'Trifolium'.
"For most listeners, Cairo-based bandleader Salah Ragab first appeared on the radar via the Art Yard label's splendid Egyptian Jazz LP, which featured the maestro in charge of a band versed in the militaristic repertoire of an army orchestra, but relatively unexperienced in the field of jazz. This 7" features music recorded towards the tail end of the 1968-1973 period over which that album was put together, and sports a tribute to Sun Ra on the A-side - a fairly appropriate name to inspire an Egyptian jazz record. You'd be hard pressed to identify … Read more
*Special edition with volumes five and six of the acclaimed series on vinyl for the first time in years, plus a bonus 7"* MF Doom is the man in the iron mask. The most mysterious figure in hip-hop has also become one of the most popular, supplying beats and rhymes for Gorillaz, De La Soul, Madlib, Danger Mouse, and Wu-Tang Clan, and drawing praise from heavyweights like Just Blaze, Nas, and Mos Def. Since 2002, DOOM has released numerous volumes of Special Herbs, one of the longest-running instrumental series in hip-hop history. Now, volumes five and six of the acclaimed series are ava… Read more
*Killer comp of disco-inuenced tracks from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and the Bahamas circa late 70's* "It seems like no part of the world has evaded disco’s ubiquitous influence, including the Caribbean. The Caribbean in the late '70s and early '80s was a hotbed of musical activity and this compilation focuses on the best disco-inuenced tracks from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. All of the tracks here were o‑cially licensed and reissued for the first time ever. Highlights of the 13 tracks included on this compilation are: the under-the-radar cosmic disco tune "Go… Read more
MMM bust a sweat with two precise, wall-banging aces paying tribute to classic Chicago styles. 'Jack7' juices optimal amounta funk from a camp, twanging lead, kinky bass fills and heavy kicks reducing elements of NRG disco, house and techno to a sticky, potent residue. 'Syncro' follows suit with dry-ass drum machine patterns causing silky friction with wiggly synth for that Green Velvet/Dj Rush style Chi-wiggle/jack.
Chicago Ghetto House classics from Dance Mania's DJ Slugo. 'Living That Ghetto Life' is a slightly reworked reissue of his 1995 template, including the tracky bang of 'Slugmere', the skippy smoker 'A Blunt', DJ Funk faves 'Work It' and the icy filth of 'Balls' plus the new addition of motivational tool, 'Work Them Jaws (Remix)'. 100% guaranteed dirt.
Powerful debut album of proper EBM/Wave muscle from the Sumerian Fleet on Dark Entries. Co-conspirators Alden Tyrell and Mr. Pauli are now joined by Croatian producer Zarkoff to fully optimise their take on true '80s EBM styles previously revealed through sought-after 12" for Clone and Crème Organzation. When their eponymous 12" landed in 2010 it quietly pre-empted an avalanche of EBM/Wave projects and reissues to the scene which they've now firmly capitalised on with nine tracks owing much to classic Front 242, Liasons Dangereuses, Depeche Mode et al but resolutely their own thing. We'… Read more