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Liam Bailey - Ekundayo SIGNED (Big Crown Records)

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Big Crown Records is proud to present Ekundayo, Liam Bailey’s debut record on the label. This album is a long time in the making, and after listening, clearly worth the wait. It didn’t take a long time to record, but it did take years for all the stars to line up. Bailey, born and raised in Nottingham, England, the son of an English mother and Jamaican father got his early influences from his mom’s record collection. Bob Marley and Dillinger, Stevie Wonder and The Supremes, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix would eventually shape the singer/songwriter we know today.

Tracklist: 1. Awkward 2. Champion 3. White Light 4. Don’t Blame NY 5. Cold & Clear 6. Angel Dust 7. Fight 8. Vixit 9. Ugly Truth 10. Young In Love 11. She Hates This Life 12. Where Do I Start? 13. Paper Tiger




Liam Bailey - Ekundayo (Big Crown Records)

Red Vinyl LP £20.99 Add to basket
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CD £9.99 Add to basket

Big Crown Records is proud to present Ekundayo, Liam Bailey’s debut record on the label. This album is a long time in the making, and after listening, clearly worth the wait. It didn’t take a long time to record, but it did take years for all the stars to line up. Bailey, born and raised in Nottingham, England, the son of an English mother and Jamaican father got his early influences from his mom’s record collection. Bob Marley and Dillinger, Stevie Wonder and The Supremes, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix would eventually shape the singer/songwriter we know today.

Tracklist: 1. Awkward 2. Champion 3. White Light 4. Don’t Blame NY 5. Cold & Clear 6. Angel Dust 7. Fight 8. Vixit 9. Ugly Truth 10. Young In Love 11. She Hates This Life 12. Where Do I Start? 13. Paper Tiger





Liam Bailey - White Light / Cold & Clear (Big Crown Records)

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A: White Light / B: Cold & Clear

Liam Bailey comes out swinging with “White Light,” an instant-classic, dancefloor filler. The rough and tough drum break intro catches you from the first beat before the track gives way to an infectious and uplifting reggae-dis- co number. Liam’s instantly recognizable voice showers his muse with praise over deep round bass lines and a four on the floor beat. The combination of Leon Michels’ crushing production and Bailey’s lyrics like “You love yourself, you’re so exciting, like no one else”… is sure to make this a staple in dj sets around the globe.

The B side “Cold & Clear” is a proper lighters in the air, slap the wall, top ranking tune. The track struts in the door with a natural and undeniable confidence. Liam weaves a heavy metacognitive story over the one drop drums, perfect basslines, and organ stabs that will have people stepping in rhythm. The lo-fi production weaves elements from the finest early rocksteady era with touches from the late 70s / early 80s digital era and takes the entire vibe into the present with unorthodox arrangements and vocal treatments. Bailey has a tune here that will hold up next to the classics in the dancehalls from the yards of Jamaica to the discotheques in his homeland of England.





PREORDER - Horace Silver - Song For My Father (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series)

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RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 15th 2021

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

A decade into his recording career, pianist Horace Silver made the album that would endure as the crown jewel of a catalogue that boasts numerous hard bop classics. Song For My Father captured the transition of his quintet with two tracks taken from an October 1963 session with Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, and Roy Brooks.

A year later Silver entered Val Gelder Studio again with a new band featuring Carmell Jones, Joe Henderson, Teddy Smith, and Roger Humphries for a session that yielded four more cuts including what would become his signature tune, “Song for My Father,” a dedication to his father that was inspired by both his Cape Verdean heritage and the music Silver had heard on a recent trip to Brazil.

SETLIST
Song For My Father (Side A) The Natives Are Restless Tonight (Side A) Calcutta Cutie (Side A) Que Pasa (Side B) The Kicker (Side B) Lonely Woman (Side B)





PREORDER - Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series)

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RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 15th 2021

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

1964 was one of the most momentous years in the musical life of Wayne Shorter. Early in the year the saxophonist was still a member of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, appearing on classic Blue Note albums like Free for All and Indestructible. Shorter made his own auspicious label debut that spring with Night Dreamer and quickly recorded the impressive follow-up JuJu.

That summer he joined the Miles Davis Quintet, cementing a line-up that would become one of the seminal bands in jazz history. And when Shorter entered Van Gelder Studio with Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Elvin Jones on Christmas Eve 1964 they created a masterpiece with Speak No Evil, a transcendent set of six Shorter originals including the swinging title track, “Witch Hunt,” and sublime ballad “Infant Eyes.”

SETLIST
Witch Hunt (Side A) Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum (Side A) Dance Cadaverous (Side A) Speak No Evil (Side B) Infant Eyes (Side B) Wild Flower (Side B)





Rammellzee & K-Rob - Beat Bop (Mr Bongo)

Reissue Black Vinyl 12" £14.99 Add to basket

A. Beat Bop (Vocal) / B. Beat Bop (Instrumental)

Much about ‘Beat Bop’ is shrouded in mystery. Who really produced it? Why was Jean-Michel Basquiat relegated from rapper on the track to drawing the cover and labels? What are they actually rapping about for most of the ten-minute length?

These questions, however, are all part of the enigma and rich legend surrounding a song that is an undisputed piece of true hip-hop genius. The combination of graffiti artist Rammellzee and rapper K-Rob is a potent one, with each MC adopting a persona - hustler and B-Boy respectively - that they maintain against an unusual swirling backdrop that must be one of the best instrumentals ever committed to wax.

The original Tartown Record pressing was limited to 500 copies, a mere test pressing in the eyes of the assembled artists, with scarcity further driven by Basquiat’s rising rep in the art world. Those few hundred copies – and a subsequent re-release on Profile Records (the same label where K-Rob played out the rest of his brief career) – punched well above their weight in terms of lasting influence.

This reissue boasts the vocal and instrumental versions in full, as well as both the full cover and label artwork from the original Tartown Release.





Atmosfear - Dancing In Outer Space b/w Outer Space (Mr Bongo)

Reissue Vinyl 12" £8.99 Add to basket

A. Dancing In Outer Space / B. Outer Space

Dancing In Outer Space is a certified jazz-funk classic from a legendary band! It sits at the pinnacle of the underground UK dance scene that went on to have a global influence. Stateside, the track had big support in clubs such as the mythic ‘Paradise Garage’ and 'The Loft' by the likes of Larry Levan and David Mancuso. An instantly recognisable anthem that is just as fresh today as it was when it was first released.





Arthur Verocai - Arthur Verocai (Mr Bongo)

Reissue 180g Vinyl LP £17.99 Add to basket

In 1972, producer, arranger and guitar player Arthur Verocai released a self-titled album on Brazilian based Continental Records that challenged the musical conventions of the day. A complete album masterpiece in every sense of the word, considered by many people to be one of the greatest ever made, regardless of genre.

The album transcends the genre of Brazilian music, and infact all genres. Highlighted in part by the number of artists that have sampled from it; MF Doom, Ludacris & Common, Little Brother, Jneiro Jarel aka Dr Who Dat?, Dibiase and Action Bronson amongst others.

The original Continental version of the album now fetch around $2000. Our definitive re-issue is an exact replica of the gatefold original LP and the source master is taken from the Continental tapes, re-mastered in 2012 under Arthur’s supervision.





Tim Maia - Disco Club (Mr Bongo)

Vinyl LP £14.99 Add to basket

Official Mr Bongo reissue. Replica original artwork. Mr Bongo brings another Brazilian rarity to the masses with this sublime reissue of Tim Maia’s Disco Club. Recorded in 1978, it’s a latter-period gem from the larger than life legend, combining the glitz and glamour of disco’s heyday with Maia’s raw funk and soul roots.





Gal Costa - India (Mr Bongo)

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A post-Tropicalia masterpiece from one of the movements key figures and true legends of Brazilian music, Gal Costa. Features a stellar line up of musicians including Gilberto Gil, Arthur Verocai, Dominguinhos, Rogerio Duprat and Tenorio Jr. amongst others.

Replica original gatefold including the cover that was banned by the Brazil ian military government in 1973 during the brutal dictatorship.

‘India’ includes the incredible ’Pontos De Luz’ as sampled by Kaytranada on ’Lite Spots’ – one of Mr Bongo’s favourite Brazilian songs of all time. A wonderful album from start to finish, touching on MPB, folk, jazz, funk and rock with strong Tropicalia and Nordestino influences throughout.
A record that Mr Bongo have long been wanting to reissue! Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Group Limited.





Foster Sylvers - Misdemeanor / When I'm Near You (Mr Bongo)

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A. Misdemeanour / AA. When I'm Near You

‘Misdemeanour’ is a truly classic break and has been utilised by Madlib, Big Daddy Kane, Rodney P, The D.O.C, Pete Rock and many more. Danny Krivit edited the track in 2007, adding an acappella version on the front – still a big record with DJ’s.
‘When I’m Near You’ is a deeper cut taken from the ‘Foster Sylvers Featuring Pat & Angie Sylvers’ LP released in 1974. More beautiful, golden-era soul written by Leon Sylvers III, produced by Jerry Butler, Keg Johnson and Michael Viner.





Roc Marciano - Marcberg: 10th Anniversary (Fatbeats)

Remastered 2LP Picture Disc Vinyl £34.49 Add to basket

On May 4th 2010 Roc Marciano released the critically acclaimed album Marcberg; a game changer to the way we now hear hip hop. This album literally ignited the Lo Fi era of hip hop. We now present to you the Marcberg Anniversary picture disc, a remastered version of this legendary album.





May J Blige - My Life (Polydor)

25th Anniversary Remastered 2LP Vinyl £24.99 Add to basket

Second studio album by Mary J. Blige, originally released on 29th November 1994 by Uptown Records.

Unlike her debut, 'What's the 411?' (1992), Blige co-wrote fourteen of the album's tracks, making it her most introspective and personal album at the time. Similar to her debut album, 'My Life' features vast production from Sean 'Puffy' Combs for his newly-founded label, Bad Boy Entertainment, which was, at the time, backed by Arista Records. Considered to be her breakthrough album, 'My Life' became Mary J. Blige's second album to reach the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at number seven, and debuting at number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for eight weeks.

In 1996, the album was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 38th Grammy Awards, while in December of the same year, the album was certified triple platinum by the RIAA, for shipments of three million copies in the United States. It also won the 1995 Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Album.







Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Def Jam US)

Trifold 3LP + Artwork + Poster £39.99 Add to basket

Kanye West's fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, was released in 2010 and is one of the most critically acclaimed albums of this decade. Recorded in Honolulu, Hawaii and at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York City, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy features appearances from Bon Iver, Jay-Z, Pusha T, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, and Raekwon, among others. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is available in a limited edition 3 LP set, which includes frameable artwork, and a poster, with fancy tri-fold, red and gold packaging (art direction by Kanye West himself).








Amy Winehouse - 12x7: The Singles Collection (Island Records)

12 x 7" Vinyl Box set + Booklet + Art Cards £99.99 Add to basket

A 7” singles box set comprising all of Amy Winehouse’s memorable singles from the Frank, Back To Black and Lioness: Hidden Treasures albums. Featured tracks include ‘Stronger Than Me’, ‘Rehab’ and ‘Love Is A Losing Game’, all of which won the Ivor Novello Award for Amy in 2004, 2007 and 2008. The set also includes the Grammy Award winning ‘Body and Soul’, a duet with the legendary Tony Bennett. The singles will be housed in individual picture sleeves and pressed on black vinyl. The deluxe box also features a 20-page lyrics booklet and a set of art cards.

Track listing:
Single 1 A: Stronger Than Me B: What It Is
Single 2 A: Take The Box B: Round Midnight
Single 3 A: In My Bed A: You Sent Me Flying
Single 4 A: Pumps A: Help Yourself Single
Single 5 A: Rehab B: Do Me Good
Single 6 A: You Know Im No Good B: Monkey Man
Single 7 A: Back To Black B: Valerie (Jo Whiley Live Lounge)
Single 8 A: Tears Dry on Their Own B: Youre Wondering Now
Single 9 A: Love Is A Losing Game B: Love is a Losing Game (Kardinal Beats Remix)
Single 10 A: Body and Soul (Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse) B: A Song For You
Single 11 A: Our Day Will Come B: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Single 12 A: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus



Sniff - Later Than Never (Blah Records)

Heavyweight Cherry Coke Splash Vinyl LP £21.99 Add to basket

Sniff, one of the most elusive rappers on the Blah Records roster, drops a rare full-length project.

Later Than Never captures the sinister yet sometimes comical style that the Sheffield artist is known for. Despite being a veteran in his respective scene of rap, Sniff’s managed to make his lazy delivery style a contemporary one thanks to unrivalled beat selection.

Formz has produced the entirety of Later Than Never, chopping up bluesy guitars, funky synths, eery skits and everything in-between to create canvases for Sniff to smear his raps all over. The first single and video, Stumble Rap, is doing the rounds on Blah’s YouTube channel already.

The album’s features come from far and wide. Look out for a Milkavelli verse on 4 Words 4 U. While Canadian rapper Danny Lover appears on Song of the Year with Lee Scott, who also completes a quartet with Sniff, Stinkin Slumrok and the legendary UK hip-hop figure, Jehst on Looney Tunes Movie.


Beastie Boys by Spike Jonze

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When they met for the first time in Los Angeles in 1993, the Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze were rising stars of their respective fields - the golden ages of both east coast hip hop and MTV. Immediately a connection formed between the three MCs and the young filmmaker, which has lasted throughout their careers. Twenty-five years later, this book collects for the first time more than two hundred of Spike Jonze's personal photographs of his time spent with the Beastie Boys.

Edited and with an afterword by Jonze, and including a foreword by Horovitz, this book shows the greatest act of the hip hop generation in their truest colours as only a close friend could see them. From going on stage at Lollapalooza to writing together at Mike D's apartment; getting into character for a video to dressing up as old men to hit the basketball court; recording an album in the studio in Los Angeles to goofing around in barber shops.

From the music video to Sabotage to the cover of the Sounds of Science album, Spike Jonze is responsible for some of the most iconic images of the band ever made - but here, the emphasis is on the candid, the unexpected, and the real.



Aaron Frazer - My God Has A Telephone (Colemine Records)

Clearwater Blue 7" Vinyl £8.49 Add to basket

A: My God Has A Telephone / B: Live On

Aaron Frazer is best known as the drummer and falsetto voice behind soul mainstays Durand Jones & The Indications. The Brooklyn-based, Baltimore-raised musician also garnered attention for his gospel-inspired project, The Flying Stars of Brooklyn, NY, which released the single “My God Has a Telephone” in 2017.

To celebrate the start of Aaron's solo career, we are proud to reissue this 7" with a new picture sleeve and rebranded as Aaron Frazer.




Ghost Funk Orchestra - An Ode To Escapism (Karma Chief)

Limited Edition Blue/Black Marbled Vinyl LP £19.99 Add to basket

Where will you hide when the world around you is closing in? On their latest LP, GFO invites you to close your eyes and take a dive into your subconscious. Strings and horns float around from ear to ear while their three sirens explore themes of isolation, fear of the unknown, and the fabrication of self-image. It’s a soulful psychedelic journey that picks up sonically where “A Song For Paul” left off. The drums are heavier, the arrangements are more intricate, and the vocal harmonies soar over a bed of odd time signature grooves. This is an album that’s meant to be listened to in the dark. So won’t you join them? You’re not scared.....are you?





The Bongolian - Harlem Hipshake (Blow Up)

180 g Clear Vinyl LP £19.99 Add to basket

Harlem Hipshake sees the welcome return of The Bongolian AKA multi-instrumentalist and Big Boss Man front man Nasser Bouzida. This, the sixth album under The Bongolian moniker, follows the highly acclaimed Moog Maximus.

Harlem Hipshake finds The Bongolian deeply immersed in his lifelong love for the music of the sixties New York’s Latin Soul scene, particularly the music of Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria and Joe Bataan. Principally a drummer, percussionist by trade, Nasser has once again delivered another set of heavy breaks and percussive grooves underpinning this brand-new collection of songs which he has written and produced. Whilst Nasser performs many of the instruments (as is usual with Bongolian albums) on the album, it also features a prominent use of additional UK musicians on brass duties. These include Terry Edwards (Trumpet, Trombone, Sax, Flute), Gareth James Bailey (Trombone) and Craig Crofton (Alto Sax), James Morton (Alto Sax), Andrew Ross (Tenor and Baritone sax) and Ralph Lamb (Trumpet). From the East Side to the West Side, get ready for the Harlem Hipshake.




Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Bad Boys Of Jazz (Pheelco / Fatbeats)

2LP Vinyl £28.99 Add to basket

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble recorded this album fresh off a collaboration with Snoop Dog (Motivation), Masta Ace (Young Black Intelligent), De La Soul (Royalty Capes), while touring as the backup band for BlackStar (Mos Def and Talib Kweli) abroad. They are founders of the modern brass movement, with their Chicago style taking horn additions into myriad genres that we now see as commonplace. HBE was integral in arranging horns for Maxell award-winning hit Pretty Wings, as well as being the authors of blockbuster movie Hunger Games theme song (War off HJ 2009LP). This new record is the bands seventh worldwide release but its first full band double LP in 7 years, after touring the live sound globally over 6 continents Hypnotic now offers a full suite of their original mix of jazz, hiphop, soul, and house music.

On this unique Jazz Is Dead recording with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, the trio once again demonstrates their ability to elevate their collaborators while also showcasing their distinctive sound, continuing to redraw the boundaries of Brazilian jazz, futuristic funk and their beloved samba.



Azymuth, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jazz Is Dead 4 (Jazz Is Dead)

2LP Vinyl (in die-cut sleeve) £34.99 Add to basket
CD £12.99 Add to basket

In 2020, the iconic trio partners with LA-based collective Jazz Is Dead for Azymuth JID004. “This album is one of the most interesting rides I’ve ever been a part of,” says Younge. “In the ‘70s, Azymuth took psychedelic rock, soul, and jazz and made it authentically Brazilian. Together, we’ve pushed this concept even further for a new generation of record collectors.”

As a trio, Azymuth hit their stride in the eighties pioneering a modern, adventurous fusion of jazz, rock and funk all the while never losing the scent of samba. By the mid-nineties, just when it seemed like the band had lost their momentum, they received a much-needed boost and acknowledgement from DJs, musicians and dancers in London as favourites of the thriving Acid Jazz scene that also helped to resuscitate the careers of fellow Brazilian musicians Marcos Valle and Joyce. Meanwhile, adventurous DJs and beatmakers, such as MF Doom, Flying Lotus and Roni Size found inspiration and novel sounds to repurpose from the trio’s classic recordings. In 2008, Ivan Conti joined forces with L.A. underground hip-hop royalty, Madlib for a collaborative album credited to Jackson Conti called Sujinho.

On this unique Jazz Is Dead recording with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, the trio once again demonstrates their ability to elevate their collaborators while also showcasing their distinctive sound, continuing to redraw the boundaries of Brazilian jazz, futuristic funk and their beloved samba.





Action Bronson – Only For Dolphins (Loma Vista / Concord )

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CD £9.99 Add to basket

Action keeps Only for Dolphins among family, working with producers and rappers he’s known for years. The Alchemist, Harry Fraud, Budgie, DJ Muggs, Samiyam, Daringer, and Tommy Mas provide crackling psychedelic soundscapes for Bronson’s unique tales.

His close friend Meyhem Lauren and Lauren’s brother Hologram are the only featured MCs. Bronson himself produced two of the songs, including the exuberant Capoeira, which kicks off the album with a saxophone solo. As much time as he spends on the wordplay and imagery, he’s dialed into the sonics too.

Bronson is a collector—of experiences, of sounds, of culture. He’s especially happy with the Budgie-produced Golden Eye, a nod to the classic N64 shooter and to the resort in Jamaica; it samples a beautiful lovers rock track, which is a real point of pride for Action. The flip gives Golden Eye a lush and sweet bed for Action to lovingly describe acrobatic sex and expensive rugs, wet with spilled wine.

Track List:
01. Capoeira (feat. Yung Mehico)
02. C12H16N2
03. Latin Grammys
04. Golden Eye
05. Mongolia (feat. Hologram & Meyhem Lauren)
06. Vega
07. Splash
08. Sergio
09. Shredder
10. Cliff Hanger
11. Marcus Aurelius
12. Hard Target




El Michels Affair - Enter the 37th Chamber (Fatbeats)

Gold Vinyl LP £21.99 Add to basket

The world moves faster than ever these days, and even in the digital age, things can always be counted on to go in cycles. Despite all of the advances in computer recording technology, home studios, and electronic instruments, there is a flourishing interest in analog recording techniques and in recreating the mood and sound of vintage soul records. With one foot in the past but their eyes firmly set on the future, El Michels Affair are among the leaders of a resurgent funk & soul movement from New York City that's sweeping both the music community and the charts.

Led by saxophonist/organist Leon Michels and producer/engineer Jeff Silverman, El Michels Affair began as a loose collaboration of session musicians (including members of top-selling acts Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, the Budos Band, and Antibalas) that looked to blend some of the vibrant quality of soundtrack records with the recording aesthetic of early reggae, and the rawness of 60's rock--they called it 'Cinematic Soul.' This delicate balance was evident on their 2005 debut album Sounding Out the City, which earned critical acclaim and acted as the inaugural full-length release for Michels and Silverman's burgeoning label Truth & Soul (also the moniker for the duo as a production team). The buzz generated from the album and a series of moderately successful 7" vinyl singles from Truth & Soul led to an invitation by Toyota's Scion division for El Michels Affair to accompany the rapper Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan for a promotional concert.





R.A. The Rugged Man - The Slayers Club (Nature Sound)

10" Silver Vinyl w/ Blood Splatter £23.49 Add to basket

Limited-edition sawblade-shaped collectible 10" features silver colored vinyl with red "blood" splatter and a 10" mini-poster insert.

"The Slayers Club" is one of the highlights of R.A. The Rugged Man's acclaimed new album "All My Heroes Are Dead". The epic posse cut is an all-out lyrical onslaught, as R.A. joins forces with microphone gods Brand Nubian, Ice-T, M.O.P., Chino XL, Onyx, Vinnie Paz, and Chris Rivers. Now, this historic track is available on a limited-edition sawblade shaped 10" vinyl single with the instrumental on the B-side. This 10" features silver colored vinyl with red "blood" splatter, and comes packaged in a clear plastic sleeve with a 10" mini-poster insert.





Beastie Boys - Beastie Boys Music (Virgin EMI)

2LP Vinyl LP £21.99 Add to basket
CD + Booklet £9.99 Add to basket

Beastie Boys - as you may know already - made music, and so 'Beastie Boys Music' is as good a title as any for this greatest hits collection. The album stretches from their early-days, VW badge-stealing bangers like 'Fight For Your Right' and 'No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn' to hits such as 'Intergalactic' from their later, more critically-acclaimed period. We miss 'em but this is a great place to start for those curious about Beastie Boys, or if you simply want all their best tunes in one place.



Group - 1 (Blah Records)

Heavyweight Green Vinyl LP £17.99 Add to basket

Group is the new collaboration project between two legends of British-roots Hip Hop; Jehst & Lee Scott. The two heavyweights have formed a new duo and teamed up for a series of projects that will be rolled out over the coming months. The first single from the first project is 'Everything I Know' featuring a future legend in the making; Lord Apex.



The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble & Kelly Finnigan - Impeach the President (Colemine Records)

Blue 7" Vinyl £8.99 SOLD OUT

A: Impeach the President / B: Campus Life

Impeach The President, originally released in 1973 by The Honey Drippers as a protest song advocating for the impeachment of Richard Nixon became more famous for its drum breaks than the song itself… sampled in over 700 songs (according to Whosampled.com). Fast forward to 2020 with America as divided as ever and this song’s anthem as relevant as ever. So with Jake Najor on drums, Kelly Finnigan on vocals, and San Diego’s The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble holding it down, Colemine Records is proud to present Impeach The President!!




PREORDER - Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Roots & Herbs (Tone Poet Series - Blue Note Reissue)

180g LP Vinyl £32.99 Add to basket

RELEASE DATE 30th November 2020

Remastered from Original Tapes. 180 Gram Vinyl housed in Gatefold Sleeve.

How is it that one of Art Blakey’s greatest albums with the Jazz Messengers is so little known?
The 1961 edition of the Messengers included Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Bobby Timmons on piano, and Jymie Merritt on bass. In February and May of 1961, this group (with pianist Walter Davis Jr sitting in on two tracks) entered Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in New Jersey and proceeded to lay down Roots and Herbs, a brilliant set of six Shorter compositions including the driving hard bop of the title track, the playful Ping Pong, and the clever United. The album was eventually released in 1970 and deserves a place among Blakey’s finest recordings.




PREORDER -Bobby Hutcherson - Oblique (Tone Poet Series - Blue Note Reissue)

180g LP Vinyl £32.99 Add to basket

RELEASE DATE 30th November 2020

Remastered from Original Tapes. 180 Gram Vinyl housed in Gatefold Sleeve.

Oblique is one of only two quartet sessions the great vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson recorded for Blue Note (the classic Happenings being the other). Both albums featured the seminal pianist Herbie Hancock and drum master Joe Chambers, with the only variable in the line-up here being bassist Albert Stinson. Hutcherson’s breezy opener Til Then, Hancock’s tremendous Theme From Blow Up, and Chambers’ adventurous Oblique are standouts of a session that, taken as a whole, is an incredible journey from hard bop grooves to exploratory sonic tone poems. Recorded in 1967, the album wasn’t first released until 1979.


PREORDER -Duke Pearson - The Phantom (Tone Poet Series - Blue Note Reissue)

180g LP Vinyl £32.99 Add to basket

RELEASE DATE 30th November 2020

Remastered from Original Tapes. 180 Gram Vinyl housed in Gatefold Sleeve.

The simmering groove of the 10-minute opening title track of Duke Pearson’s magnificent 1968 album The Phantom sets the stage for one of the most under-recognized gems of the Blue Note catalog. The pianist, composer, arranger, and Blue Note stalwart assembled a superb cast of musicians including vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, flutist Jerry Dodgion, guitarists Sam Brown and Al Gafa, bassist Bob Cranshaw and the magnificent percussion team of Mickey Roker, Victor Pantojo and “Potato” Valdes on drums and congas. Other highlights include the crisp bossa beat of Los Ojos Alegres (The Happy Eyes) and the tender Say You’re Mine, which first appeared on Donald Byrd’s album The Cat Walk.






Podcast On Vinyl No.1 - Hardcore Listing with Chris, Stu plus Special Guest, DJ YODA (Lewis Recordings)

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Podcast On Vinyl No.1 from the Lewis Recordings label captures a special episode of the Hardcore Listing podcast.

Fans of podcasts, vinyl, DJ Yoda and Golden Era Hip-Hop will love this podcast on vinyl featuring DJ Yoda talking about his favourite golden era Hip-Hop albums. Podcast heavyweights Chris Glasson and Stu Whiffen traveled to the Lewis Recordings offices to record a vinyl only version of their popular ‘Hardcore Listing’ featuring special guest DJ Yoda. Recorded in one take and unedited the lads find out Yoda’s top 5 rap albums and his personal stories associated with them. Hardcore Listing is part of Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces Network of podcasts and has now reached over a million downloads.


Bedroom Beats & B-sides: Instrumental Hip-Hop & Electronic Music at the Turn of the Century (Laurent Fintoni)

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Bedroom Beats & B-sides is the first comprehensive history of the instrumental hip-hop and electronic scenes and a truly global look at a thirty-year period of modern music culture based on a decade of research and travel across Europe, North America, and Japan.


KMD - Bl_ck B_st_rds (Metal Face)

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Once voted the most "notable rap album which was never released commercially", the second album from the New York hip hop trio initially proved too controversial for release. KMD featured the talents of Rodan, future star MF DOOM, and his brother DJ Subroc. They worked closely together to create East Coast hip hop with politically charged lyrics and a flair of jazz in the instrumentals. Originally destined for a 1994 release, it was shelved by Elektra due to its controversial sleeve but eventually saw the light of day in 2001. 'Bl_ck B_st_rds' is an underground classic packed full of obscure samples and wacky rhymes. DOOM donned his mask and Metal Face moniker after the untimely death of his brother, charged by a hatred of the industry.



Juice WRLD - Legends Never Die (Interscope)

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Juice Wrld -"Legends Never Die - Rapper Juice Wrld's first posthumous album, Legends Never Die, now available on vinyl. The 22-track project set several records when it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon release. Features hit singles "Righteous", "Come & Go (With Marshmello)" and "Wishing Well".







Leron Thomas - More Elevator Music (Lewis Recordings)

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More Elevator Music’ is twelve tracks of jazz-edged hip-hop and reassuring curiosity reaching from the fuzziest depths of its backpack, with Iggy Pop, Malik Crumpler, Florian Pellissier, Kenny Ruby, Tibo Brandalise and Greg F providing assists. After opening act ‘Corporate’, BBC 6 Music’s Shaun Keaveny would laud next single ‘Blind’ as “a bass groove masterclass”

Prolifically off the radar and realigning his style inspired by the likes of Frank Zappa, David Bowie, George Clinton, James Brown, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Herbie Nichols and Frankie Beverly, Thomas’ most recent position at the wheel of reinvention was as a vital cog behind Iggy Pop’s ‘Free’ album of 2019 (“a liberating collection that unshackles the star from his past” - NME). Those in the know also relish his supplying of fresh, ambiguous angles for the BBC 6 Music-troubling Pan Amsterdam – Iggy Pop included, via his Friday night ‘Confidential’ show - alongside Malik Crumpler and Thatmanmonkz, a cult outfit created where “a jazz musician died, and Pan Am was born”. This would further spawn the similarly outsider concerns Steve Ain’t Leron (championed by 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne as the “brilliant jazz trumpeter by trade who you may also know as the fantastic emcee Pan Amsterdam”), and the lesser-spotted Nap Amsterclam.

TRACKLIST
1. Conference Room
2. In The City (Feat. Iggy Pop)
3. People Are Watching
4. iFeel
5. Fox Wit
6. Audacious Pigeons
7. Veins
8. iDo
9. Blind
10. Endicott
11. Corporate
12. Field Trip




John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (Impulse - Acoustic Sounds Series)

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Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises' new audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets. The releases are supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world's largest source for audiophile recordings.

John Coltrane's immortal Impulse! records, A Love Supreme (1964) and Ballads (1963) both have drawn rave reviews since their original release. In fact, jazz critics have lauded A Love Supreme as Coltrane's most important recording. The rave reviews which appeared in the magazines Downbeat, Jazz Hot, Jazz Podium and Swingjournal reflected this: critics all over the world, in America, Europe and Japan recognized that Coltrane's deep religious belief had influenced both his approach to life and his music-making.

TRACKLIST
1. Part I - Acknowledgement
2. Part II - Resolution
3. Part III - Pursuance / Part IV - Psalm



Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol 1 (UMC)

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Gold and black coloured LP vinyl reissue of Soul II Soul – Club Classic Vol. 1.

Originally released in 1989 and was the first album from Soul II Soul. The albums includes the UK no. 1 and US top 5 + Grammy Award Winning hit ‘Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)’ as well as UK top 5 and US top 20 hit ‘Keep On Movin’. Released just in time for National Album Day (10th October) with Jazzy B as one of the ambassadors.



Idrissa Soumaoro Et L'Eclipse De L'Ija - Nissodia [Mike D Edit] (Mr Bongo)

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A: Nissodia (Mike D Edit) / B: Nissodia (Original)

'Legend' is lofty praise that is often used lightly, however, Mike D from the Beastie Boys certainly is one in the truest of spirits. We are delighted after over 30 years of being involved in music to finally release a project involving such a hip-hop pioneer and icon as Mike. In keeping with the maverick attitude of the Beastie Boys, you don't always get what you expect. For this release there isn't a hip-hop beat, instrumental-funk or hardcore-punk joint in sight, rather an electronic-African club banger.

Mike took it upon himself to rework Malian artists Idrissa Soumaoro and L'Eclipse De L'I.J.A. and their track ?’Nissodia', which is taken from the 'Le Tioko-Tioko' album originally released in 1978 on the German Democratic Republic (GDR) label ETERNA. The song was also featured on 'The Original Sound Of Mali' compilation released on Mr Bongo back in 2017.



Presale - Machine Gun Kelly - Tickets To My Downfall (Interscope)

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Machine Gun Kelly’s #3 UK and Billboard topping new album will be released on vinyl on 6th November 2020

Machine Gun Kelly returns as the new king of pop punk. Blink 182’s Travis Barker helped the Cleveland rapper find his new sound.





Pan Amsterdam - HA Chu (Def Presse)

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Pan Amsterdam is back with his second album, titled HA Chu. Now the oddity is back and being playful with help from Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods), Jimi Goodwin (Doves) under his new Producer guise, Coup Diablo, the Parisian sensation/Producer Guts.

The first single, Carrot Cake. Produced by Guts, is Pan Amsterdam’s transcontinental collaboration with legendary French Dj/ Producer Guts. Carrot Cake rekindles the vibe of their huge 2014 French hit single, Man Funk, as Pan effortlessly weaves humorous, witty flows into the gritty terrain of Guts’ Parisian-Boom-Bap-Funk pop.



Atmosphere - Whenever (Rhymesayers)

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For over 20 years, Atmosphere have pursued the underbelly of what it means to be human with a rabid curiosity. Ant’s dusky production has provided the pulse for Slug’s evolving and matter-of-fact pen. As Slug transitioned from throwing-up-in-the-backseat-raps to holding-hands-when-you-cross-the-street-raps, Ant has grown to be a master of crate digging and unearthing the humanity of a drum loop. Thriving at the intersection of guttural and self-effacing, Atmosphere will go down as some of America’s best archivists.

On Whenever, the duo continue to move in lockstep. Within the minutiae lie clues they’re still struggling with mortality and the need to protect emotional energy, as on previous releases, but there’s a quiet romanticism now, with Slug sounding—reluctantly—in love with life. And no other producer can pull truths out of a rapper like Ant fishes the blues out of Slug. Be it the twinkle of “Bde Maka Ska” leading into twanging guitars, or the anxious skitter of “Lovely,” Slug finds obvious comfort in working with Ant. “Postal Lady” recounts the simplicity of Slug’s life over warm and enveloping production, while “Romance” recalls God Loves Ugly with its undulating glitches, as if we crawled through Ant’s drum machine. It’s clear the pair’s harmony is reaching new peaks.



Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly (Rhymesayers)

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Atmosphere’s third official studio release, the critically-acclaimed God Loves Ugly, has been re-packaged for re-issue, but it remains as ugly as ever. Originally released in 2002, God Loves Ugly helped to cement Atmosphere’s foothold in the independent Hip-Hop scene, placing them at the forefront of the emerging subgenre of emo-rap.

The God Loves Ugly re-issue also features a digital download card that includes an mp3 version of the entire album, as well as an mp4 of the Sad Clown Bad Dub 4 video, originally released to DVD. This rare video features 2 hours of live performance footage from the God Loves Ugly release parties, music videos for “Godlovesugly”, “Summersong” and “Say Shh”, behind the scenes and backstage shenanigans, and several special guest appearances.

Atmosphere's “God Loves Ugly” Vinyl comes packaged in a 12” Widespine Full Color Matte UV Gatefold Jacket with triple black vinyl, black dust sleeves and free digital download card Including Mp3 of full album and Sad Clown Bad Dub 4 (The God Loves Ugly Release Parties) featuring 2 hours of live performances, backstage shenanigans, several special guest appearances, music videos and more.



Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold (Rhymesayers)

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Standard LP packaging includes 12” metallic gold jacket housing double gold colored vinyl with lemon scented labels, black dust sleeves, 20-page lyric booklet, and free digital download card containing full album MP3’s, two bonus tracks “Keyboard” & “Vanity Sick” and live performance video footage from Atmosphere at First Avenue.

Originally released April 22, 2008, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Sh!t Gold was met with critical acclaim, debuting at #5 on Billboard's Top 200 chart and scanning over 36k units in its first week of release. By this time, Atmosphere had already grown into one of the most accomplished MC/producer duos in independent Hip-Hop, with a half-dozen official full-length albums under their belt, along with a dozen more limited tour albums, EPs, and various side projects, altogether amassing well over a million units sold. While Ant's ASR-born beats had grown increasingly melodic and musical, Slug's name had become synonymous with introspective raps, and together, they'd galvanized a faithful following.



Atmosphere - Seven's Travels: Deluxe Reissue (Rhymesayers)

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LP Packaging: 12” Widespine Gatefold Matte UV Jacket, Black 3LP Vinyl, Full Color Printed Record Sleeves and Free Digital Download Card.

Atmosphere's fourth official studio release, Seven's Travels, has been re-packaged and re-issued on vinyl for the first time in over 6 years. Historically speaking, this album marked where the group first saw commercial success. Originally picked up and distributed by Epitaph records, Seven's Travels saw Atmosphere's reach extend beyond the brick & mortar shops and message boards, all the way to Target store shelves and MTV2. Coincidentally, the album also saw them taking a more humorous and light-hearted look at themselves than their previous release, God Loves Ugly.

With bonus cuts like the popular ''Say Shh'' as well as unsung gems like ''DMFD'', this release is a must for even the most well-traveled hip-hop fan. ''Atmosphere finally made a good record. Yeah right, that sh*# almost sounds convincing.''



PRESALE - Nas – King’s Disease (Mass Appeal)

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RELEASE DATE:
CD: 13th November 2020
2LP:4th December 2020

King’s Disease sets the stage for a reimagined future while paying homage to legacy, highlighting the prowess of the King’s experience. Through a diverse range of uplifting, hard hitting, and melodic tracks, King’s Disease is a full bodied project that showcases both the battles and the brilliance of life on a pedestal. The title is emblematic of the privilege and responsibility of kingship, acknowledging that not even royalty is immune to suffering. King’s Disease examines the balance of life - At the highest of heights we see a righteous King, and at the lowest of lows, we see that even the perceived elite can fall prey to disease.

King’s Disease marks Nas’ first new album in 2 years. The album is entirely produced by Hit-Boy (JAY-Z, Beyoncé, Travis Scott) and Hit-Boy and Gabriel “G Code” Zardes serve as the albums co-executive producers.

TRACKLIST
1. "King's Disease" 2. "Blue Benz" 3. "Car #85" feat. Charlie Wilson 4. "Ultra Black" feat. Hit-Boy 5. "27 Summers" 6. "Replace Me" feat. Don Toliver & Big Sean 7. "Til The War Is Won" feat. Lil Durk 8. "All Bad" feat. Anderson .Paak 9. "The Definition" feat. Brucie B. 10. "Full Circle" feat. The Firm 11. "10 Points" 12. "The Cure" 13. “Spicy” feat. Fivio Foreign & ASAP Ferg



Nas - Made You Look (Mr Bongo)

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A: Made You Look / B: Made You Look (Instrumental without guns)

Official Mr Bongo Hip Hop Reissue. Nas has had a career of generally consistent excellence, punctuated with a few lulls.

He’s an incredibly skilled rapper some mes accused of having a n ear when it comes to choosing beats- especially on albums (and the en rety of ‘Illma c’ aside, obviously). ‘Made You Look’ was a shot in the arm for Nas at a me when he’d shed some of his core, street fanbase. A er the unfocussed ‘Nastradamus’ and ‘I Am...’ albums he’d had a return to some kind of form with ‘S llma c’, but many felt he came o second best in the ensuing ba le with Jay-Z.

This single, a club and street classic almost from the moment it dropped, is exactly what he needed to reconnect with his fans and to show he could s ll throw down. Lyrically, it’s hardcore bragging 101, delivered with panache and numerous quotables that them- selves would go on to be sampled. Key to it all, however, is that beat. Salaam Remi was no stranger to resurrec ons, having almost single-handedly turned The Fugees from forge able also-rans to major-players. The beat here is decep vely simple, one of hun- dreds of records to chop up Incredible Bongo Band’s ‘Apache’ but doing so in a way that felt instantly fresh. Nearly 20 years later it s ll has the power to get a sta onary crowd moving, an empty dance oor to ll, a s ll head to nod.

This original version has never been on 7” before. It’s presented with full artwork.



Vince Guaraldi - Peanuts Portraits (CRAFT RECORDINGS)

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On the LP for the very first time, the vivid musical cues that American jazz pianist and composer Vince Guaraldi wrote for the cast of Peanuts char- acters, adding new dimensions to beloved regulars like Peppermint Pa y, Schroeder, Sally, and, of course, Charlie Brown.

In additon to nine songs performed by Guaraldi, the album also includes two classic Peanuts tunes recorded by pianist George Winston. Eight of the selec- ons on Peanuts Portraits (including Winston rendi ons of “Linus And Lucy” and “Masked Marvel”) make their vinyl debut.



Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By (Aftermath/Interscope)

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Eminem returns with an album title that pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock. The album features collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Skylar Grey, Royce Da 5'9", Black Thought, Q-Tip, Denaun, White Gold, Young M.A, KXNG Crooked, Joell Ortiz, Don Toliver, Anderson .Paak and Juice WRLD.



Ill Bill & Nems - Gorilla Twins (Uncle Howie/Fat Beats)

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When you take two beasts on the mic repping Brooklyn neighborhoods' Canarsie and Coney Island, you end up with a pair of gorillas. Gorilla Twins to be exact. Comprised of ILL BILL and NEMS, the two have long been paving their way within the Hip Hop landscape. BILL with his solo career and group affiliations (La Coka Nostra, Non Phixion & Heavy Metal Kings) and NEMS with his FYL brand as well as dominating the battle circuit.

Just this past year alone has shown growth and success with the release of ILL BILL & Stu Bangas "Cannibal Hulk" and NEMS & Jazzsoon's "Gorilla Monsoon" albums which are both some of their best work to date. The new "Gorilla Twins" album is no different. Banging beats from the likes of Scram Jones, Stu Bangas, ILL BILL and more as well as features from Immortal Technique, Vinnie Paz, D.V. Alias Khryst and Lord Goat.



Cypress Hill - Insane In The Brain (Mr Bongo Reissue)

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A: Insane in the Brain / B: Insane in the Brain (Instrumental)

So much legendary hip-hop begins with a misunderstanding. You might not realise it on first or even hundredth listen, but ‘Insane in the Brain’ is a diss track. What has become one of the hip-hop’s most iconic party anthems, and one of Cypress Hill’s biggest hits, started out with them taking offence at Chubb Rock.

He’d flipped some of their lyrics on his own ‘Yabba Dabba Doo’ song in 1992 and the group didn’t like it. While B-Real’s lyrical attack on Chubb is subtle and almost subliminal, Sen Dog spends most of his verse making fat jokes at Chubb’s expense.

It’s a little known beef, hidden beneath the vast success of this single in 1993, with it reaching number one in the US rap charts and proving a pop hit worldwide too. At this stage, the group’s producer DJ Muggs had perfected an idiosyncratic sound all of his own, lending it to tracks for the likes of House of Pain and Funkdoobiest.

Here he melds samples from Sly and the Family Stone and The Youngbloods with a beat lifted from George Semper’s instrumental cover of ‘Get out my life, woman’. Those subtle songs are alchemised into a boot-stomping head-nodder that transcended hip-hop to become a festival favourite, a rise that ended in Ned Flanders delivering the line, “this may sound just a teensy bit insane in the old membrane, Homer,” in The Simpsons.

The only official 7” of this was released in the Philippines, and fetches prices in the hundreds of pounds – this reissue puts a hip-hop classic in crate-friendly form.



Black Sheep - Flavor of the Month (Mr Bongo Reissue)

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A: Flavor of the Month (Vocal) / A: Butt… In the Meantime (Vocal)

While the powerhouses of the loose Native Tongue collective were undoubtedly De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and the Jungle Brothers, the wider family threw up some intriguing groups and unforgettable records.

Black Sheep – the duo of Dres and Mr Lawnge – were a natural fit for the Native Tongue vibe, displaying the same kind of wit and humour as their counterparts, with an off-kilter approach that helped them stand out.

While they only released one truly amazing album – their debut ‘A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’ was a standout in 1991, one of hip-hop’s best years for LP’s – it spawned five unique singles, with this the first one that really garnered any attention.

While it wasn’t a smash hit outside of hip-hop circles, it showcased their approach perfectly – sinuous rhymes, clever wordplay and a hint of flirtation. If the drums sound familiar, it’s because it’s the same Joe Farrell break – the intro to 1974’s ‘Upon This Rock’ – that Kanye West later used for ‘Gone’. Add in some horns from Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass and you’ve got a funky little earworm.

They return to the same Joe Farrell well for the flip, ‘Butt… In the Meantime’, because if the break isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Previously unavailable on 7”, this brace of 1991 sureshots is the perfect introduction to the idiosyncrasies of the Native Tongue era.



Adrian Younge Presents Loren Oden - My Heart, My Love (Linear Labs)

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Romanticism is back and headed in a new direction with Loren Oden’s debut album, My Heart, My Love. This album the listener to experience a uniquely curated sound: a sound with lyrical transparency and vulnerability, reminiscent of classic black soul and progressive R&B. Produced and orchestrated by multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge, this is one of the most meticulously crafted albums ever to be released on Linear Labs. Being born into a musical family in Compton, Ca., Oden grew up in the church, studying gospel as well as secular greats like Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke.

Throughout the years, his affinity with lyricism and vocal arranging grew, catching the ear of his long-time friend, Younge. With this connection, Oden became the mellifluous bedrock of Younge’spsychedelic sound: Oden sings lead on most of Adrian Younge’s expansive musical catalog, including but not limited, to Black Dynamite, Something About April, and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Oden is one of the premiere vocalists on The Midnight Hour alongside icons like CeeLo Green, Raphael Saadiq, and Marsha Ambrosius.

My Heart, My Love is a cultivated body of work, for the sophisticated lover, going deep into the guarded emotions we all try to avoid. The inspiration has always come from timeless music, and Oden and Younge have created an aural treasure that is sure to live on.



Lee Scott & Morriarchi - "Friend, Come to Me and be saved" (Blah Records)

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Limited Edition Heavyweight 12" Vinyl

ALAS, THE TIME HAS COMETH, FRIEND. YOUR CORRUPT CURRENCIES HAVE DEFILED YOUR SACRED, DIVINE AURAS! SURRENDER THESE EVIL MONIES TO THE CULT AND YOU SHALL AWAKEN THE PURENESS IN YOUR HEART, FRIEND. SALVATION AND REDEMPTION AWAITS ALL WHO CHOOSE THE CULT PATH. FRIEND, COME TO ME AND BE SAVED.

Blah Records heavyweights Lee Scott and Morriarchi team up to deliver salvation and redemption to the masses.



Anderson .Paak - Malibu (OBE/ Membran)

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Double 180 Gram Vinyl.

This album by the Rap / Hip-Hop / Nu R&B wunderkind Anderson .Paak features production from: 9th Wonder, DJ Khalil, Madlib, Kaytranada, Pomo, Dem Jointz, Callum Conner, Hi-Tek, Anderson .Paak and The FreeNationals. Featured vocalists include ScHoolboy Q, Talib Kweli, BJ The Chicago Kid, Rhapsody and The Game. Malibu is the maturation of .Paak's journey from Soul and R&B over into Hip-Hop and even modern dance, all the while giving listeners a deep look into his personal experience. Dive into the deepness that makes Malibu a special time and place, and enjoy - If you've into Kendrick Lamar and Vince Staples, then you'll love this.



Positive K - I Got A Man (Mr Bongo Reissue)

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A: I Got a Man / B. Shakin’

Positive K was no stranger to unrequited love. A few years before this, his biggest hit, dropped, he’d tried to ply his labelmate MC Lyte with chat-up lines on the First Priority gem ‘I’m Not Havin’ It’ – with little luck.

Fast forward to the 1990’s and he’s at it again. Whether up in the club or in the street, ‘I Got a Man’ sees him chancing his arm and getting the cold shoulder from women who are already spoken for. The difference this time is that it’s actually Positive K delivering the brush-offs to himself, his voice changed with studio trickery to mimic a female’s.

What propelled this to over 500,000 US sales? Perhaps it’s the light touch, the sense of humour that doesn’t cross the line and the insistently funky loop lifted from A Taste of Honey’s ‘Rescue Me’ (1980). Not forgetting the sprinkle of Take 6’s infectious ‘Spread Love’, which has improved every record it has ever been used on.

Produced by the unsung LG, as was the harder-edged flip ‘Shakin’, this is the perfect pop hip-hop record, showcasing Positive K’s flamboyance. Fitting for a man who started out on First Priority Records, with its roster of characterful MC’s.

This is the first ever reissue of this sought after 7”, previously only available as a UK pressing from 1993.



Souls Of Mischief - 93 'Til Infinity (Mr Bongo Reissue)

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A: 93 ‘Til Infinity (Vocal) / B: 93 ‘Til Infinity (Instrumental)

While the Souls of Mischief never sold the kind of numbers that would elevate them to a huge audience, for the hip-hop cognoscenti their 1993 album 93 'Til Infinity and the singles it spawned are nothing but classic.

Showcasing a fluent, loose-limbed rhyme style as Tajai, Opio, A-Plus and Phesto combined and bounced off each other, the Souls were part of the wider eclectic hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics, where they were joined by Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Casual, among others. All of them proved to be compelling, unique MC’s with a light touch, and both this single and the same year’s ‘That’s When Ya Lost’ were fan favourites from the off.

It’s built around a handful of different samples from Billy Cobham’s ‘Heather’, which are cleverly connected together and underpinned by a Graham Central Station drum break made indelible by everyone from the Geto Boys to Bizmarkie on ‘Pickin’ Boogers’. As a result it stands in contrast to much of the grimy, headnod hip-hop of the time, providing a melodic, lightly jazzy counterpoint that draws you in to the sinuous lyrics.

There’s no great message in the music, just four MC’s elevating the art of bragging to show you how the west coast rocks it. This is the first time the original album version has been available on 7”, with the instrumental on the flip a must if you’re practicing this for hip-hop karaoke…



R.A. The Rugged Man - All My Heroes Are Dead (Nature Sounds)

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R.A. The Rugged Man is one of the most fascinating figures in hip-hop history. His career spans decades, and defies simple narratives. The Rugged Man has been an up-and-coming star, an industry outcast banished and forgotten, an underground cult hero, an independent success story, and an influential master of the art form. Now, R.A. The Rugged Man is back with ""All My Heroes Are Dead"", a brand new album that stands as his best work to date. “So many of the greats are gone, and the legends who made it out alive are cast aside,” R.A. explains. “Society left our heroes and their culture for dead. We have to dig that greatness out of its grave, and bring it back with an angry vengeance.” "All My Heroes Are Dead" features an all-star lineup of hip-hop heavyweights, including Atmosphere, Chuck D, Ghostface Killah, Immortal Technique, Vinnie Paz, Ice T, M.O.P., Kool G Rap, Brand Nubian, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Chris Rivers, Onyx, Inspectah Deck, A-F-R-O, Masta Killa, and more.



Sniff x Lyza - Baby Blue Champion (Blah Records)

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It's time to lay seductively beside the fire with the object of your affection and immerse yourself in the sultry world of seduction that Lyza Jane and Sniff have created with 'Baby Blue Champion EP'. Let your ears be caressed by the soft and dreamy vocals provided by Lyza Jane, and the smooth raps provided by Sniff. Caress thighs and stroke hair whilst doing so.



Cult of the Damned - Offie b/w Castles (Blah Records)

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A: Offie / B: Castles

Cult of The Damned are back with a new single available on heavyweight ruby red 7" limited edition vinyl with exclusive B side bonus joint.



Kid Acne - Fresh To Death

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Neon pink cassete - Signed + numbered - Limited edition of 150

The FRESH TO DEATH (Remix EP) is out now on limited edition cassette featuring production from UK soundscape mavericks; HASHFINGER, THEORIST, CHEMO, KING KASHMERE, NORM ODDITY, PERCY FILTH + NAPPA, as well as guest vocals from the great and powerful JUGA-NAUT + JUICE ALEEM.

Kid Acne is a UK-based artist, illustrator and emcee. His formative years were spent writing graffiti, self-publishing fanzines and making experimental hip-hop – invariably designing and printing the record sleeves by hand. His images have adorned products for some of the world’s leading brands, while the man himself continues to paint epic slogans in the back–streets of South Yorkshire.

Tracklist

1 STAND TALL / STAY GOLDEN - Hashfinger Remix
2 OTE FOR NOT (feat. Juga-Naut) - Theorist Remix
3 UNEMPLOYED GODS - Chemo Remix
4 BUBBLEGOOSE EMPIRE - King Kashmere Remix
5 YOU GET WHAT YOU'RE GIVEN - Norm Oddity Remix
6 IT IS WHAT IT IS (feat. Juice Aleem) - Percy Filth Remix
7 NICE WITH IT - Nappa Remixs

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The Heliocentrics - Telemetric Sounds (Madlib Invazion)

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The UK’s cosmic, psychedelic-funk ensemble issue their second album on maverick producer Madlib’s label, Madlib Invazion.

The Heliocentrics’ albums are all confounding pieces of work. Drawing equally from the funk universe of James Brown, the disorienting asymmetry of Sun Ra, the cinematic scope of Ennio Morricone, the sublime fusion of David Axelrod, Pierre Henry’s turned-on musique concrète, and Can’s beat-heavy Krautrock, they have – regardless of the label on which they’ve released their music - pointed the way towards a brand new kind of psychedelia, one that could only come from a band of accomplished musicians who were also obsessive music fans. Drummer Malcolm Catto and bassist Jake Ferguson are the Heliocentrics’ masterminds and producers, and they are obsessive weirdos in today’s musical climate, searching, progressive humans who are often out-of-time with current trends.

They have been playing together for nearly two decades and their collective drive is to find an individual voice. The Heliocentrics search for it in an alternate galaxy where the orbits of funk, jazz, psychedelic, electronic, avant-garde and “ethnic” music all revolve around “The One.” With Madilb’s label Madlib Invazion for Telemetric Sounds, the Heliocentrics have returned to develop their epic vision of psychedelic funk, while exploring the possibilities created by their myriad influences – Latin, African, and more.




PRESALE - Little Simz - Drop 6 EP (Age 101 )

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RELEASE DATE: 27th November 2020

Little Simz releases Drop 6 her new five track EP. Drop 6 is her first solo release since the mercury nominated Grey Area album. The EP was recorded during lockdown. Little Simz produced the tracks herself, with additional production from Kal Banx, BLK VYNL, St Francis Hotel, and OTG. The tracks are urgent, immediate, powerful lyrically with a stripped back production.

Track List

1. Might Bang, Might Not
2. One Life, Might Live
3. Damn Right
4. You Should Call Mum
5. Where’s My Lighter



Fabiano do Nascimento - Prelúdio (Now-Again)

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Prelúdio is the third album Now-Again Records will issue from the thrilling, young Brasilian guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento. Produced by Mario Caldato, Jr. and Luther Russell and engineered and mixed by Caldato and Jason Hiller, this album features do Nascimento’s longtime drummer Ricardo “Tiki” Pasillas. It is the first album of solely do Nascimento’s own compositions and, like his previous albums Dança dos Tempos and Tempo dos Mestres, follows folkloric Brasilian music, Brasilian jazz, bossa-nova and samba as experienced through the mind and able fingers of an expansive musician, combing the heady ‘60s and ‘70s experimentalism of Hermeto Pascoal and Baden Powell with the childlike elegance of music played and passed down by native Brasilians for generations.



Ray Alexander Technique - Let's Talk (Now-Again)

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Limited gatefold hand-numbered LP + insert + MP3 download code with obi-strip

The elusive gemstone of 1970s Harlem soul and funk from the Ray Alexander Technique – officially reissued for the first time with bonus tracks and previously unreleased alternate mixes.

Renowned for its enviable combination of musical muscle and malleability, guitarist/songwriter Raymond Alexander Jenkins’ tight four-piece unit was so revered on the uptown club circuit that it was offered the opportunity to serve as the Apollo Theater house band. Jenkins demurred, hopeful and confident in his group’s chances at making it on its own, and Let’s Talk is the sublime result of their hard work. Independently released and recorded with a distinctly lo-fi charm, it is a collection of unabashedly sincere songs that perfectly encapsulates the era’s heady milieu of Black pride and cultural awareness, and the plaintive emotion of struggling to realize dreams whilst navigating a city and neighborhood in decline. Personal tragedy coupled with Jenkins’ inability to gain traction as a musician, would haunt him for years. But Let’s Talk’s reputation would eventually spread via word-of-mouth praise amongst soul and funk connoisseurs and record collectors. Now elevated to exalted status, it may finally be more widely appreciated as a testament to Jenkins’ gifts.



The San Francisco Christian Center - The Sound Of The San Francisco Christian Center (Cultures Of Soul)

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When most people think of the musical legacy of San Francisco, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the Summer of Love. Much less likely are you to hear about the City by the Bay’s rich heritage of gospel music. Cultures Of Soul is proud to revisit this chapter in the city’s history with the reissue of The Sound Of The San Francisco Christian Center.

The San Francisco Christian Center was one of the first churches to open its doors to disaffected hippies searching for a deeper spiritual substance. This era saw new, youth-driven forms of “Jesus music” that fused gospel messages with rock aesthetics. Chief amongst these new-style gospel artists was the San Francisco-based Andraé Crouch, who was one of the influences behind this recording. As a historical document, it provides a breathtaking view into the roots of contemporary gospel music, but as just pure music, it is a transcendent listening experience.



Various - Black Fire Deluxe Vinyl Boxset (Now-Again)

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This is the definitive reissue by Now-Again of five classic albums from the Black Fire record label. 5 records available individually and as part of an obi-wrapped set that offers a value priced set of the albums. Limited edition, one time pressing.

Five seminal spiritual jazz and funk albums from the brilliant Black Fire label are collected in this eponymously titled 5xLP box set, complete with a booklet featuring extensive liner notes and artwork for each record.

Contents include:

Juju’s Live At The East 1973 live album
Oneness of Juju deep funk classic debut African Rhythms
Experience Unlimited’s Free Yourself album
Juju’s Chapter Two: Nia album
Oneness of Juju’s Space Jungle Luv (a previously unreleased live session)











The Notorious B.I.G Ready To Die 25th Anniversary Singles 7 inch Box Set

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25th Anniversary Edition!

The Notorious B.I.G. helped reinvent and revitalize East Coast Hip-Hop 25 years ago with his 1994 debut, Ready to Die. Today, the album has been certified platinum six times and is regarded as not only one of the best Hip-Hop albums ever made, but also one of the best albums of all time.

Rhino, in partnership with GetOnDown.com, honours this groundbreaking album with a new limited-edition boxed set that features every album track – plus two bonus tracks – on nine 7” colored-vinyl singles (black, white and red vinyl).

Individually numbered and limited to 3,500 copies, the set is presented in a cigar-style box with metallic and gloss accents, and includes a booklet filled with liner notes by veteran Hip-Hop journalist and author Kathy Iandoli, never-before-seen photos from the era, as well as exclusive stories by Easy Mo Bee and Chucky Thompson, who helped produce the album.

Disc One
1. Intro
2. “Things Done Changed”

Disc Two
1. “Gimme The Loot”
2. “Machine Gun Funk”

Disc Three
1. “Warning”
2. “Ready To Die”

Disc Four
1. “One More Chance”
2. “#!*@ Me” (Interlude)
3. “The What”

Disc Five
1. “Juicy”
2. “Everyday Struggle”

Disc Six
1. “Me & My Bitch”
2. “Big Poppa”

Disc Seven
1. “Respect”
2. “Friend Of Mine”

Disc Eight
1. “Unbelievable”
2. “Suicidal Thoughts”

Disc Nine
1. “Who Shot Ya?”
2. “Just Playing (Dreams)”


Special LPs

Stig of The Dump - Kubrick (Lewis Recordings)



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"Stanley Kubrick was a Master of the hidden narrative, a virtuoso of subtext, composition & attention to detail & a perfectionist with obsessive vision. Executively produced & heavily scored by legendary UK veteran, Jehst. The #KubrickLP by Stig Of The Dump is a story rife with gritty comedy & layered in honest tragedy. What begins as a heavy neck snapping, braggadocio laden rap album, effortlessly plot twists into an open & poetic autobiography. A story arc reflected in the continually developing sound track. The script bursts with geeky film references, dextrous word play & poignant story telling, while the backdrop morphs subtly between classic Boom-Bap & weighty bangers to moving, stripped back piano loops & jazzy, spaced out glitch hop" A movie for the blind - "Press play & then smoke until it's all gone Kubrick" Art Over Money, Love Over Everything.

Special Offer DVDs

Secondhand Sureshots DVD + CD



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DVD Secondhand Sureshots the film + CD Original music by Daedelus, J-Rocc, Nobody and Ras G, plus a megamix by Kutmah

Special CDs

Dooley O - I Gotcha CD

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Dagha ­ The Divorce CD

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Other Stuff

NYC Street Photography... It's the Joint - Brian Nobili & Ricky Powell (Hardback Cover)

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NYC Street Photography... It's the Joint is a collection of 10 of New York's most prolific street photographers today. Through their photography they tell stories from every corner of the city from the early '80s until the present day.


Stones Throw Black Beanie

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Fine gauge cotton blend beanie with a woven label. Can be worn folded or unfolded.

Thud Rumble - Butter Rugs 7" Slipmats

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The revolutionary slipmat design by Q-Bert. Q-Bert has done away from the traditional felt mat, and replaced it with a thin synthetic fiber fused onto a thin plastic layer. Lightweight and super-smooth, these mats produce little friction while offering the grip you need for scratching and back-cueing. Recommended.
- comes as a pair
- super slick, thin construction

- designed for scratching & back-cueing

 Yo! MTV Raps Trading Cards (Pack Of 10) (Series 1)

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 Yo! MTV Raps Trading Cards (Pack Of 10) (Series 2)

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Home Taping Is Killing Music And It's Illegal...T-Shirt
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Clothing label BLT has exclusively given Rap And Soul their stunning new T-shirt design !!
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