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JUST IN - Kelly Finnigan - Leave You Alone / Thom's Heartbreak (Colemine Records)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 31st May 2024

Last Summer, Kelly Finnigan made you a mixtape. It was an eclectic mix of ideas, experimentation, and pure groove. Now, Colemine Records is excited to share two of those tracks on vinyl for the first time. The A-side 'Leave You Alone,' is a stone-cold classic R&B soul cut, and a certified ear worm. It tells a love story from the female perspective, inspired by the soulful sounds of Bettye Swann. This track features the Ramey Brothers (of Monophonics, The Ironsides) and highlights Kelly on all other instruments.

The B-side, 'Thom's Hartbreak' is a thank you letter to Thom Bell & William Hart, two names that are synonymous with the "Philly Sound" of the 60's and 70's. This instrumental track highlights Finnigan on the piano and vibraphone, but Alex Baky's flute sings center stage, acting as the sweet falsetto of William Hart. The Ramey brothers are back as well, with their bass & guitar parts acting as a nod to the session men known as MFSB. The tune is an homage to a sound that shaped American music and left an indelible mark on the future of soul.

Track Listing:

SIDE A: Leave You Alone

SIDE B: Thom's Heartbreak





JUST IN - Henkel - Slow Down (Madlib Invasion)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 31st May 2024

The Madlib Invazion Music Library Series. Entry #11: Madlib sampled composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Henkel on his Bandana album with Freddie Gibbs, leading to this collection of decelerated rare grooves. The Madlib Invazion Music Library Series was created by Madlib and Egon to give their creative friends a chance to stretch out and indulge in whatever type of music they wanted. This music was created for easy, one-stop clearance in film and television synchronization usage and for sampling. You can also enjoy these albums in the way that many do with the best of the best vintage library catalogs – listen, ponder, repeat. Track Listing:

Side A: A1. Fools Gold A2.Goldenseal A3. In The Dark A4. Slow Down A5. No Surprises A6. Area Codes

Side B: B1. Faith B2. Follow The Numbers B3. Graziní B4. Ruse B5. String Ups





JUST IN - El Michels Affair - C.R.E.A.M. b/w Glaciers of Ice [Fat Beats Records]

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Estimated Shipping Date: 31st May 2024

In honor of the 15th anniversary of that LP— “Enter The 37th Chamber”—the single is now getting its first vinyl repress in years. “C.R.E.A.M.” is featured on Side A, with its prominent guitars and powerful horns complementing the signature baseline and unforgettable piano hook that practically defined an era of New York hip hop. The B-side “Glaciers of Ice” offers a deeper, melancholic interpretation of the hard-driving “Cuban Linx” banger, with a mood consistent to the A-side, as the drums take a comfortable backseat to the melodic guitars and punchy horn lines. Originally released in 2009, El Michels Affair’s “Enter The 37th Chamber” LP on Fat Beats Records is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2024

Track Listing:

Side A: 1. C.R.E.A.M

Side B: 2. Glaciers of Ice





JUST IN - El Michels Affair - Shimmy Shimmy Ya b/w Incarcerated Scarfaces [Fat Beats Records]

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Estimated Shipping Date: 31st May 2024

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the landmark full-length, Fat Beats Records is not only re-releasing the original 45s in the Shaolin Series but will be adding to the series with choice cuts from the LP. First up is “Shimmy Shimmy Ya,” a hauntingly unforgettable take on ODB’s classic single, with blaring horns and a chorus of children to sing the iconic hook. The b-side features a darker, moodier interpretation of Raekwon’s “Incarcerated Scarfaces,” perfectly representing El Michels Affair’s slow-riding style dubbed “Cinematic Soul.”

Track Listing:

Side A: 1. Shimmy Shimmy Ya

Side B: 2. Incarcerated Scarfaces





JUST IN - El Michels Affair - Duel of the Iron Mics b/w Bring Da Ruckus [Fat Beats Records]

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Estimated Shipping Date: 31st May 2024

“Duel of the Iron Mics” sees the hypnotic piano hook of the “Liquid Swords”-classic elevated to intriguing heights with dramatic strings and Catch the blast of a hype version on the b-side, where “Bring Da Ruckus” is brought to life in imaginative ways not hinted at on the bulletproof original. The raw sample stabs and sub-bass of the stripped-down Wu-Tang stunner are replaced with mind-bending bass notes, and the re-played organ hook turned way up. Both of these tracks would eventually feature prominently on El Michels Affair’s landmark LP “Enter the 37th Chamber,” celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2024.

Track Listing:

Side A: 1. Duel of the Iron Mics

Side B: 2. Bring Da Ruckus





JUST IN - El Michels Affair - Enter The 37th Chamber [Fat Beats Records]

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Estimated Shipping Date: 31st May 2024

El Michels Affair’s landmark album “Enter the 37th Chamber” is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2024. Featuring reinterpretations of hip hop anthems from the Wu-Tang Clan, the album took stripped-down, raw hip hop bangers and flipped them into richly-arranged instrumentals. Cover versions of tracks such as “C.R.E.A.M.” and “Can It All Be So Simple” instantly sounded as vintage as the records that RZA had sampled to create the originals, with the familiar melodies and driving rhythms elevated by expertly arranged horns and strings. The gritty and bottom-heavy style of these analog recordings—dubbed “Cinematic Soul”—has been both widely celebrated and often imitated. El Michels Affair namesake Leon Michels has since gone on to produce for and collaborate with artists as diverse as Adele, Black Thought, Lana Del Rey, and The Carters (Beyonce & Jay-Z). Now 15 years from its initial release, “Enter the 37th Chamber” has proven to be one of the true classic instrumental albums of its era, every bit as enduring as the music it was meant to pay homage to.

Track Listing:

1. Duel Of The Iron Mics 2. C.R.E.A.M. 3. Mystery Of Chessboxin' 4.Can It All Be So Simple 5. Uzi (Pinky Ring) 6. Interlude 7. Glaciers Of Ice 8. Cherchez La Ghost 9. Criminology 10. Heaven & Hell 11. Bring Da Ruckus 12. Protect Ya Neck 13. Incarcerated Scarfaces 14. Shimmy Shimmy Ya 15. Outro





JUST IN - Jimi Tenor & Cold Diamond & Mink - Is There Love In Outer Space ? [Timmion Records]

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Estimated Shipping Date: 31st May 2024

Jimi Tenor's collaboration with Cold Diamond and Mink on Is There Love In Outer Space is a transcendental trip through musical dimensions. From the ethereal synth-laden tracks to the funky grooves reminiscent of Sun Ra, each song explores a different sonic universe. The album's title track captivates with its galactic balladry, while 'What Are You Doing?' ignites a dance floor frenzy. This collaboration revitalizes Tenor and CD&M's established styles, blending cosmic and raw soul seamlessly. Together, they invite listeners to embark on a celestial voyage, where music transcends earthly boundaries. So, buckle up and let this musical spaceship soar.

Track Listing:

Side 1: 1. "Is There Love In Outer Space?" 2. "Gaia Sunset" (part 1) 3. "Gaia Sunset" (part 2)

Side 2: 1. "Orbiting Telesto" 2. "Laputa" 3. "What Are You Doing?"





JUST IN - Jimi Tenor & Cold Diamond & Mink - Gaia Sunset [Timmion Records]

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Estimated Shipping Date: 31st May 2024

This is the type of jam you can close your eyes to and let those colorscapes of your mind fill the space. The minimal vocal parts come through like a welcoming chant for the Sun slowly creeping up in the horizon, ready to extend its burning arms around all things living and dead equally. With their new collaborative project, Jimi Tenor and Cold Diamond & Mink breathe a new type of life into each others’ tried & tested styles – delivering a natural fusion of cosmic and raw soul music. So hop along in this spaceship, and let it ride!.

Track Listing:

A. Gaia Sunset Part 1

B. Gaia Sunset Part 2





PRESALE - Cakes Da Killa - Svengali (Young Arts Records)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 28th June 2024

New Jersey hip-hop / house innovator Cakes Da Killa has announced his long-awaited second album Svengali available October 28th via the TOKiMONSTA owned label Young Art Records. With it Cakes adds another landmark to his catalog and brings the long-running relationship between hip-hop and house music into a new chapter. Today you can watch a video for the new and seductive title track “Svengali”, in which Cakes presses pause on the real-time rundown of a decadent night out to whisper a question to the object of his interest: “I know you’re touching me / but are you feeling me?” The single follows “Drugs Du Jour” and “Sip Of My Sip” both of which are included on the album.

Svengali is a cinematic experience, charting a love affair from hookup to breakup, with all of the highs and lows of romance and attraction in between. Always a brutally (and hilariously) unfiltered voice, the album sees Cakes bringing a new layer of vulnerability and depth to his writing, charting the vicissitudes of love in and out of the club. Coming on the heels of the high-energy cult-favorite Muvaland Vol. 1 & 2 mixtapes (but recorded before either of them), Svengali dials back the manic, rave-till-dawn energy in favor of beats by producer Sam Katz that offer more subtle moods, as well as a jazz influence that connects Cakes to the early days of queer culture that bubbled up out of New York jazz clubs and the sonically ambitious jazz lovers who pioneered house music.

Track Listing:

1. Overture 2. W4TN 3. Rabbit Hole 4. Svengali 5. Luv Me Nots 6. La Cocaina 7. Mirror Mirror 8. Drugs Du Jour 9. Gratitude 10. Ball And Chain 11. Sip Of My Sip ft. Sevendeep 12. Luv Me Nots [Reprise] 13. Sub Song 14. Think Harder 15. Climax





PRESALE - Galliano - Halfway Somewhere (Brownswood)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 30th August 2024

Almost three decades on from their last release, Acid Jazz forefathers Galliano are back with news of their new LP ‘Halfway Somewhere’ which is being released on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings on 30 August.

Born out of London’s underground clubs and warehouse parties of the mid to late eighties, with the debut single on the Acid Jazz label in 1988, Galliano came out of a culture that spanned music, dance, fashion, art, design, and the written word.

When they arrived as the first act on Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud label in 1990 with ‘Welcome to the Story’ (produced by Chris Bangs who invented the term Acid Jazz) dressed in Gabicci sweaters, beads and skullcaps they captured a scene built on re-invention. “We were all playing around with what we could get our hands on whether that was a seventies book on Jamaican style or old Last Poets and Watts Prophets records,” says Gallagher. “We’d been recycling things for a few years but suddenly everything had coalesced and you’ve got an amalgam that seemed quite solid.”

For their first album since 1997, Rob Gallagher and his partner, vocalist Valerie Etienne, are joined by Galliano stalwarts Ernie McKone on bass, Crispin Taylor on drums, and Ski Oakenfull on keys (with guests including saxophonist Jason Yarde and percussionist Crispin ‘Spry’ Robinson).

Where the old Galliano recycled records they heard at clubs, today they are responding to the kaleidoscopic global jazz scene - from Total Refreshment Centre in London to International Anthem in Chicago. More than forty years since they came together, Galliano are still only ‘Halfway Somewhere’, but listening to the album they are obviously having fun getting there. “I think the stars have to be aligned when you redo things,” says Gallagher. “Coming at it from this door is very different to the door we came into back then. But once it's existing it is something. But I’m still not sure what that something is.”

Track Listing:

A1. Brownswood Rockers / Golden Shovel (Somebody Else’s Idea) A2. Dancin' Your Own Time A3. Limebike Getaway A4. General Rubbish vs The Sportswear Mystics A5. Tottenham

B1. Crow Foot Hustling B2. Numbers Click B3. Circles Going Round The Sun B4. Golden Shovel 2 (Somebody else's Idea)

C1. Jazz C2. Halfway Somewhere C3. Of Peace C4. Move As One... C5. In The Brakes

D1. 57th Min / Power and Glory D2. Kingsland Road D3. Cabin Fever Dub D4. Euston Warehouse D5. Pleasure, Joy & Happiness





PRESALE -RJD2 - Visions Out Of Limelight (RJ's Electrical Connections)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 14th June 2024

The 8th full length studio album from RJD2! You may know him from the Mad Men theme. Or "Deadringer". Or those commercials and shows and movies and such. You may not even know the name, but you surely know the tunes. Well into his third decade in the game, RJD2 refuses to let his foot off the gas with quality albums. Ever so funky, mysterious, and quirkily soulful, "Visions Out Of Limelight" continues his tradition of making records free your mind, and you know what will follow. Featuring vocals from the legendary Jamie Lidell, long time collaborator Jordan Brown, and even one song by the man himself, this album is sure to satisfy longtime fans and those new to the party alike.

Track Listing:

1. Fools At The Haul (featuring Jordan Brown) 2. Cold Eggs 3. Wild For The Night 4. Catch The Exit Door 5. Through It All(featuring Jamie Lidell) 6. Another Dime From Messoud 7. What I Do, Man 8. Apocalypse March 9. Es El Nuevo Estilo 10. A Real Screamer 11. Resting On The One 12. Full Time Move, Jack 13. Asphalt Lamentations





PRESALE - BADBADNOTGOOD - IV (Round Hill Records)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 14th June 2024

BADBADNOTGOOD's biggest release now on white vinyl for the first time. BADBADBADNOTGOOD is the talented young quartet of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, Alex Sowinski on drums & Leland Whitty on saxophone. They formed and became inseparable friends at Humber College’s Music Performance program in 2011 and have been on a critically acclaimed, rule bending musical journey ever since.

BBNG took the music world by storm with their 2014 LP, III, a brash yet refined record of angular jazz improvisations, lush ballads, kraut rock, & futuristic hip-hop tinged rhythms which led to a couple years of touring the world & collaborating with some of the best and brightest artists around the globe. The boys are back with the new album IV, their most impressive and highly anticipated project yet. IV continues their forward thinking progression, sounding something like a jam session in space between Can, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, Weather Report, Arthur Russell & MF DOOM.

With tracks like “Time Moves Slow” featuring haunting vocals from Sam Herring of Future Islands, the syncopated groove of “Lavender,” a collaboration with Montreal based producer Kaytranada, the rumbling fusion build of “Confessions Pt. II” featuring Colin Stetson on the bass sax, “Love” which is highlighted with smokey left field raps from Mick Jenkins & the epic chords of “Speaking Gently,” IV is an exploration in post-genre virtuosity. The band continues to put out new music and tour.

Track Listing:

1. And That, Too. 2. Speaking Gently 3. Time Moves Slow 4. Confessions Pt II 5. Lavender 6. Chompy's Paradise 7. IV 8. Hyssop of Love 9. Structure No. 3 10. In Your Eyes 11. Cashmere





PRESALE - Arthur Russell - In A Light Of The Miracle - Remixes (Be With Records)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 30th August 2024

These remixes both extend and undeniably enhance the original, elevating it to new heights. The 13 minute remix on the A-side is by Danny Krivit & Tony Smith with editing duties performed by Tony Morgan. As ever with Arthur, the music is almost impossible to describe: is it Disco? Garage House? Avant Garde? None of these tags do full justice to its sheer majesty. You best just listen. Stretching out the original with some unbelievably great percussive elements, until we're in a deeply spiritual, otherworldly realm, it's just too beautiful for words. As many have claimed,

it's the prototype for EVERYTHING. The "Ponytail Club Mix (Part 1 & 2)", produced by Tony Morgan in the mid-90s, is in a more up-tempo style, with vocals higher in the mix, the BPM upped to 120 and the addition of a housey 4/4 kick drum. A 14 minute epic, you could say this is a more straight ahead "club-friendly" mix (but can things ever be that straightforward with Arthur?!) It also has some really interesting vocal parts not used in the other versions, including some vocals from guest poet Allen Ginsberg.

These remixes are part of the same original project that also produced the Another Thought album so it seems only right that they have a sleeve that matches.

Track Listing:

Side A: In The Light Of The Miracle

Side B: In The Light Of The Miracle - Ponytail Club Mix (Parts 1 & 2)





JUST IN - Loyle Carner - Live from the Royal Albert Hall (EMI)

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Loyle Carner has Mercury and Brits nominations, NME Awards, global brand campaigns, and 2 top #3 albums! After performing at a SOLD-OUT Royal Albert Hall on his 29th birthday, the multi-talented artist is looking to make history once again with this release.

Loyle Carner has been announced as a headliner for 2024’s All Points East. His only London live date for 2024 and his biggest yet, he’ll be playing on Saturday 17 August, joined by special guests including Nas, André 3000, Lianne La Havas, Ezra Collective and Flying Lotus across the East, West and North stages that Carner himself has curated.

Track Listing:

1.Hate 2.Plastic 3.Georgetown (feat. John Agard) 4.Polyfilla 5.Desoleil (Brilliant Corners) (feat. Sampha) 6.Homerton (feat. JNR Williams) 7.Blood On My Nikes (feat. Wesley Joseph & Athian Akec)

8.Nobody Knows (Ladas Road) 9.Still 10.Loose Ends (feat. Jordan Rakei) 11.A Lasting Place 12.Speed Of Plight 13.The Cycle 14.HGU 15.Ottolenghi (feat. Jordan Rakei)





JUST IN - Fania All Stars - Latin-Soul-Rock (Craft Recordings)

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Fania All Stars’ long-out-of-print album Latin-Soul-Rock, this reissue features (AAA) lacquers cut from the original master tapes and 180-gram vinyl. The star-studded roster includes the original line-up of the All Stars, and legends Jorge Santana, Mongo Santamaria, Manu Dibango, Billy Cobham and Jan Hammer. Live tracks are from the ’73 Live At Yankee Stadium and Roberto Clemente Coliseum concerts, including hits “El Ratón,” “Viva Tirado” and “Soul Makossa.”

Track Listing

Side A: Viva Tirado | Chanchullo | Smoke | There You Go | Mama Güela

Side B: El Ratón | Soul Makossa | Congo Bongo |





Hermanos Gutierrez - Low Sun b/w Los Chicos Tristes [El Michels Affair Remix] (Easy Eye Sound)

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Easy Eye Sound present this double sided 7" by Hermanos Gutirrez - a two-piece band formed of the brothers Alejandro and Estevan Gutirrez - of "Low Sun" and "Los Chicos Tristes (El Michels Affair Remix)", featuring Jensine Benitez.

With its bold percussion - much more prominent than on previous Hermanos Gutierrez records - "Low Sun" captures a darker, more eerie tension between the brother's two guitars.

"Los Chicos Tristes" has been remixed by Leon Michels, better known as El Michels Affair, and introducing vocals from Jensine Benitez, the new take on the beloved ambient instrumental adds more prominent drum beats and a spoken word introduction by Benitez, giving the song an intense, cinematic twist. Subtle organ notes, vocalizing, and Hermanos' intertwining guitars lead the remix into a darker, more mysterious place while staying true to the duo's intimate sound that has won them millions of fans across the globe.





Danger Mouse & Jemini - Born Again (Lex)

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Remarkably this soul and funk infused hip-hop tour de force arrives two decades after its creation and the duo's debut LP, Ghetto Pop Life which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Enthused by the response to Ghetto Pop Life, soon after Danger Mouse and Jemini began to tour and to write and record Born Again. Finally, having been recorded two decades ago and indefinitely shelved until now, Born Again will finally be released to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of Ghetto Pop Life.

The previously unheard record retains many of the elements of Danger Mouse and Jemini's debut; the fun- loving, shit- talking innocence, but also adopts a noticeably more introspective and confessional tone. This time, in addition to light-hearted topics such as being an incredible artist (Knuckle Sandwich II, Brooklyn Basquiat), living large and being a magnet for attention (Me), Jemini also delivers highly- personal and occasionally devastating lyrics about missed opportunities and redemption (All I, Born Again), his time in prison (Locked Up) and complicated relationship with his father (Dear Poppa).

His effortless free flowing cadence and indelible sing-song delivery elevate each track with a melodic infectiousness whilst Danger Mouse exhibits an affinity for resonant instrumentals built from sampled organ, vibraphone, or guitar loops and infused with his trademark minor key magic. The result is a classic, timeless hip hop record.

Track Listing:

1. All I 2. Locked Up 3. Me 4. Knuckle Sandwich II 5. Born Again 6. Brooklyn Bazquiat 7. Walk the Walk 8. Where You From 9. Dear Poppa 10. World Music





Danger Mouse & Jemini - Ghetto Pop Life (Lex)

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Ghetto Pop Life is Danger Mouse’s first full length album on Lex and a hip hop classic, harking back to the sound of the early 90s East Coast and resurrecting Brooklyn’s most soulful thug MC, Jemini The Gifted One.

Incorporating a full church choir on the title track, Danger Mouse also brings in heavy hitting guest rappers J-Zone, Tha Alkaholiks, The Pharcyde and Prince Po. In the words of the NME "Ghetto Pop Life is a funk-fuelled hip hop record that virtually orders you to get down’.

Tracklisting:

1. Born-A-MC 2. Ghetto Pop Life (Intro) 3. Ghetto Pop Life 4. Omega Supreme (Who?!) 5. What U Sittin On? 6. The Only One 7. Take Care of Business 8. That Brookyln Shit 9. Yoo-Hoo! 10. Copy Cats 11. Don't Do Drugs 12. Medieval 13. Bush Boys 14. Here We Go Again 15. I'ma Doomee 16. Knuckle Sandwhich





Lonnie Smith - Funk Reaction (Mr Bongo)

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Continuing Mr Bongo’s series exploring the wealth of material released through the record labels of Sonny Lester, 1977’s Funk Reaction finds Hammond B3 organ virtuoso Lonnie Smith at his most dancefloor-friendly. Dripping with groove and swagger, this album skates between jazz-funk, cosmic disco radiance, beat-laden slow-jams and conscious psychedelic soul.

Having played with the likes of George Benson and Lou Donaldson in the ‘60s, alongside releasing a string of albums on Columbia and Blue Note, Funk Reaction sees Smith move into late ‘70s disco-funk-tinged territory.

Tracklisting:

1. Funk Reaction 2. For The Love Of It 3. Babbitt's Other Song 4. It's Changed 5. When The Night Is Right 6. All In My Mind





Niko B - dog eat dog world food (Believe Recordings)

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I feel it will be a real head- turner for anyone who knows my music. I'm really proud of that. It's exactly what I wanted to do... Make music that I'd listen to andI'd put on my playlist."

Destined for a playlist, speakers and stage near you imminently: 'Dog Eat DogFood World' simultaneously takes things back to Niko's roots but also zooms out to reveal a much wider picture of who he is and what makes him tick. He describes his new creations as happy music and that he feels it's a reflection of what it's like to be a British teenager but each cut comes with a barbed tale of high, lows, lols and woes.

Featuring singles such as 'trespass coat', 'ur bundle of joy!', '14 days', 'miniclip' and 'it's not litter if you bin it', Niko's nak of sharing relatable smalltown stories, deconstructing the concept of trying to adult in the 21st century and the challenges of living, laughing and loving under the late stage capitalist kosh secure his role as a Gen-Z Mike Skinner

Track Listing:

1. Trespass Coat feat. dexter in the newsagent 2. I’ve Smoked Weed 9 Times and Have Had One Good Experience 3. Ur Bundle of Joy ! 4. Boarded the Plane 5. Tom Did 6. Miniclip

7. It’s Not Litter if You Bin It 8. I’m Just a Pretty Face 9. Dagenham to Barking 10. What Counts As Fine? 11. Forteen Days 12. Who’s in Designer





PRESALE - Iraina Mancini - Undo The Blue / Sugar High (The Remixes) (Needle Mythology)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 7th June 2024

Needle Mythology, the label founded by music writer, author and broadcaster Pete Paphides, is thrilled to announce the signing of the eagerly anticipated debut album by London singer-songwriter and renowned DJ Iraina Mancini. Iraina’s singular pop vision will be known to regular listeners of 6 Music, where her singles ‘Undo The Blue’, ‘Deep End’, ‘Shotgun’ and ‘Do It (You Stole The Rhythm)’ have all been enthusiastically embraced. Iraina's obsession with music stretches back into her early childhood, much of which was spent absorbing her parents’ collection of old 45s, in particular her dad’s Northern Soul records – an alternative education which meant that, by her early 20s, she was a familiar presence in the DJ booth at many discerning London club nights. Her love of French ye-ye, British freakbeat, Brazilian bossa nova, soul, and Turkish psych will be well-known to regular listeners of her Soho Radio show.

Having always sung from a young age, Iraina embarked on a string of collaborators such as Jagz Kooner (Sabres Of Paradise), Sunglasses For Jaws (Miles Kane) and Simon Dine (Paul Weller, Noonday Underground) which truly saw her find her metier as a songwriter, conjuring melodies that stand shoulder to shoulder alongside her impeccable influences. Iraina describes her first single for Needle Mythology ‘Cannonball’ as “a celebration of that moment when you meet someone you really fall for and it knocks you for six. It can be a bit scary, but you’ve just got to go with what your intuition is telling you.” Written with Simon Dine, the vertiginous heart-in-mouth abandon of the song perfectly mirrors the circumstances that brought it into being.

Iraina cites Jacqueline Taïeb’s 1967 single 7h du Matin as an early inspiration for the song: “There’s such a great energy about that song. Her vocal is amazing and all those stops and starts that grab your attention.” “This is an artist I absolutely love, one of our rising stars at 6Music.“ Lauren Laverne BBC 6Music “Iraina seizes on the best aspects of the past, blurring those impeccable 60s and 70s influences with a touch of modernity.” Clash “Full of femme fatale poise and swooning chanteuse flourishes.” The Times

Track Listing:

Side A: Undo The Blue (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-Animation)

Side B: Sugar High (Saint Etienne Remix)





PRESALE - Dilated Peoples - The Platform (Get On Down)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 14th June 2024

On the West Coast, gangsta rap held sway in hip-hop as the 21st century began. The alternative and conscious rap music of the early-to-mid-90s had all but faded into the underground. The scene was set for a comeback, perhaps as a backlash to the perceived violence and misogyny of gangsta rap's content. Leading the resurgence of alternative hip-hop were groups like Jurassic 5, and recentsignees to Capitol Records; a West coast trio that had been building steam underground since the early 90s called Dilated Peoples.

Anticipation was high for the release of the debut album from Evidence, Rakaa, and DJ Babu. (Of the influential turntablist collective Beat Junkies.) When the Platform arrived in May of 2000 it was met with critical and underground acclaim, as well as affording Dilated Peoples their first billboard chartings. It featured a back-to-basics sound with a heavy debt to the old-school hip-hop ethos, the kind of sound that harkened back to the early days of legends like De La Soul & A Tribe Called Quest. Hits like "No Retreat" and "The Platform" were bolstered by Evidence & Rakaa's subtle, abstract wit, and swift, adroit wordplay, while DJ Babu provided production chops and dextrous scratches.

On The Platform the trio were joined by the likes of B-Real, Tha Alkoholiks, Everlast, Planet Asia, and many more providing guest vocals, while boasting guest production from The Alchemist & Kut Masta Kurt, among others. Since its 2000 release this influential record, which heralded the return of alternative hip-hop, has never seen a vinyl reissue. With that, Get On Down-always on top of giving the greatest hip-hop albums their due-is proud to present this re-release of The Platform. The rhymes are still fresh, the production is still pristine, and the album is now back on vinyl for the first time in 17 years

Track Listing:

A1. So May I Introduce You A2. The Platform A3. No Retreat A4. Guaranteed

B1. Right On B2. The Main Event B3. Service B4. Ear Drums Pop

C1. Years In The Making C2. Annihilation C3. Expanding Man C4. The Last Line Of Defense

D1. Triple Optics D2. The Shape Of Things To Come D3. Work The Angles D4. Ear Drums Pop (Remix)





PRESALE - Thee Sinseers - For You / Si Llorarás (Colemine Records)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 21st June 2024

Freshly following their debut LP, Colemine Records is here to introduce the newest 45 from Thee Sinseers. The A-side, "For You" is a man's devotional message that promises it's the real deal this time. The group's sweet, verbed out harmonies set the stage for Joey Quinoñes' artful croon. The B-side is the instrumental version oftheir album's closing track, "Sinseerly Yours." Here it's aptly renamed "Si Llorarás" (if you will cry). This tune sends the listener off intothe sunset with a gentle lap steel guitar tune reminiscent of Santo & Johnny's "Sleepwalk."

Track Listing:

Side A: For You

Side B: Si Lloraras





PRESALE - The Shacks - Big Crown Vol.2 (Big Crown)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 21st June 2024

Unreleased songs by The Shacks. Produced by El Michels Affair and Max Shrager. Features their viral cover of “Crimson & Clover. When Big Crown was brand new The Shacks were one of the first bands we signed. Shannon was still 17, so we had to wait until her eighteenth birthday to sign the contract. Their introduction to the world was a feature on an El Michels Affair track "Strange Boy" and it did not take long for them to catch on from there. Next was the B side of that El Michels Affair 45 "No Surprise" and the momentum kept going for them.

We followed up with their self titled debut EP and that's when things started to move faster. The Shacks got invited to tour the US and Europe with Chicano Batman and Khruangbin. It was during one of those runs that the Apple ad happened. Their cover of "This Strange Effect" got placed in a global ad campaign and the director insisted that Shannon star in the spot. That ad ran on every major TV network in the US, playing during the Superbowl, SNL, and every other high prole thing airing during that time. Then they rolled it out across the globe amassing something to the tune of a billion views. We released their highly anticipated first full length Haze in 2018 and they were touring all over the country and Europe promoting the record and riding the wave of success from accolade to accolade. As fate would have it though, before the next album was finished, things fell apart for the band. Choosing to part ways in 2020 for good, Shannon and Max set out on different paths to pursue separate careers and leave The Shacks behind.

During the heyday for then when they were not on the road they were recording and they were very prolific in their output. A lot of those songs never saw the light of day. Here on Big Crown Vaults Vol. 2 we put some of the best of those unreleased tracks and some things that never saw a vinyl pressing together for the fans to enjoy. The Shacks catalog of music is incredible and will be here forever for us to enjoy. Keep an ear out for what is next from Shannon and Max, they are two very talented people that we loved working with.

Track Listing:

Side A. 1.For Real 2. Trip To Japan 3. Wings 4. Smile Now, Cry Later 5. Gentle feat. El Michels Affair 6. Sunday

Side B. 7. Crimson & Clover 8. Wind 9. Bambi 10. Drone 11. My Guy 12. All I Could See





PRESALE - Orquesta Akokan - Caracoles (Daptone Records)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 12th July 2024

On this, their third album, they combine talents with Cuban lyricist, singer and composer Kiko Ruiz, who has toured and recorded with Pancho Amat?s illustrious Estrellas del Buena Vista Social Club as well as having a longstanding history as a singer, composer and arranger with Orquesta Maria Alejandra y Cubanía.

Caracoles ushers (GRAMMY-award nominated) Orquesta Akokán?s unique brand of mambo into the 21st century, imbuing it with the group?s signature sense of akokán–a Cuban Yoruba word meaning “from the heart”.

Back at the helm are producer and multi instrumentalist, Jacob Plasse and virtuosic pianist, composer and arranger Michael Eckroth - a collaboration that continues to lead Orquesta?s exploration of the sublime mambo in all its depth and breadth.

Track Listing:

1. Con Licencia 2. Pan Con Tibiri 3. Caracoles 4. Suave Suave 5. Cha-Cha-Cha Pa’ca 6. La Fiera 7. Pregonero 8. Las Sieta Vidas Da Inés 9. Flor De Mi Campo 10. Dona Felipa





PRESALE - Menahan Street Band & Rogê - Tropical Man (Diamond West Records)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 21st June 2024

First new music from Menahan Street Band since 2021’s “The Exciting Sounds of the Menahan Street Band”. It’s the origin story for a Samba Super Hero: Rog?, a mild-mannered sambista is accidentally exposed to intense levels of funk and transforms into . . . “Tropical Man.” The song isn’t his first collaboration with Tommy “TNT” Brenneck, the producer behind Budos Band, Charles Bradley, Molly Lewis, and Menahan Street and more, but it’s the perfect introduction to the Brazilian singer, songwriter and guitarist. Building off of last year’s Curyman, Rog?’s international debut on Diamond West Records, the Tropical Man 12” EP documents one insane night in the studio with the Menahan Street Band as they unlock a previously unreachable hybrid of samba and soul music.

Over one insane night sandwiched between two weekends of Coachella performances for the east coast-based El Michels Affair (many of whose members overlap with the Menahan Street Band) Roge, Tommy and gang wrote and recorded two new songs live to tape at Diamond West studios in Pasadena, California. In addition to a few different mixes of “Tropical Man,” the 12” EP to be released on May 10th, 2024 features two versions of “Mis Filos,” a slinky mid-tempo ode to Roge’s children that could easily pass for a previously undiscovered early-seventies slice of syncopated, soft-psych samba soul.

Track Listing:

SIDE A: 1. Tropical Man 2. Tropical Man (Club Mix) 3. Tropical Man (No Drums)

SIDE B: 4. Mis Filos 5. Mis Filos (TV Mix) 6. Tropical Man (TV Mix)





Atmosphere - Strictly Leakage (Rhymesayers)

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Strictly Leakage surprised fans and critics alike, not just because the download invite appeared in their inbox without warning, but also because the project sounded so uniquely different from Atmosphere's typical recordings. Ant was digging deep into the funk & soul crates, favoring samples over live instrumentation, and producing tracks that sounded as if they were birthed alongside late '80s and early '90s hip-hop classics. Slug was rapping with a renewed passion, yet somehow sounding more casual and carefree delivering endless wordplay with more technical rhyme patterns than other Atmosphere projects. Together, they created 13 exclusive songs that sound- ed as if they were just having fun making them, without the pressure of any album expectations – undoubtedly as rewarding an exercise for themselves as it was for the listeners.

Early on, Strictly Leakage had been pressed on a limited run of vinyl and CD, but it wasn't long before they sold out, and fans were left chasing streams and digital files in order to hear the project. Finally, the project returns to vinyl LP and CD, made available for retail distribution, so fans everywhere can own and appreciate this unique chapter in Atmosphere's story.

Track Listing

01: YGM 02: Little Math You 03: Full Moon 04: The Things That Hate Us 05: Jewelry 06: Get It To Get Her 07: Domestic Dog 08: Crewed Up feat. Stage One, St. Paul Slim, Muja Messiah, YZ, Brother Ali, Toki Wright & Blueprint 09: What They Sittin’ For? 10: That’s Not Beef, That’s Pork 11: The Old Style feat. cuts by DJ Plain Ole Bill 12: You Played Yourself 13: Road To The Riches feat. cuts by DJ Plain Ole Bill





Jordan Rakei - The Loop [Decca Records]

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'Grammy-award nominated Jordan Rakei is a renowned multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, and songwriter who, over soon-to-be-five studio albums, has been on a wide-ranging journey that explores the outer reaches of his inner psyche, traversing themes of emotional evolution, personal growth and family with unwavering sincerity.

Always positioning himself in and amongst the bigger questions in life, he has navigated his musical journey with passion and precision, unveiling something new about himself through his songwriting at every turn. The Loop is by far Rakei’s most cohesive and evolutionary work to date following an impressive career of previous releases, each of which have demonstrated his natural curiosity and capabilities in exploring new sounds.

Track Listing:

Flowers| Freedom | Friend Or Foe | Royal | Trust | State Of Mind | Hopes & Dreams | Learning | Cages | Forgive | Everything Everything | Miracle | A Little Life |





PRESALE - Pharoahe Monch - PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (War Media)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 14th June 2024

Pharoahe Monch is one of the most revered and influential emcees in the history of hip-hop, and 2024 marks the 10th anniversary of his fourth studio album "PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder". In PTSD, Pharoahe Monch continues the story he began telling in his previous LP, "W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)" from 2011. The Queens emcee narrates, in both literal and metaphoric ways, about the trials and tribulations of an independent artist who is at war with the music industry and the struggle of the black male experience in America.

Monch told MTV Hive that PTSD is “more mental, emotional and personal” because it came out of the depths of a period of depression. He also gave the internal and external factors that helped him create the album. “I was working on the title track, which took me to a point in between Internal Affairs and Desire, where I was heavily depressed. Through the waiting period, the industry period, and going through a lot emotionally."

The concept album follows a veteran through combat experience, his return home, relationship dissolution, drug addiction, painful depression, and, finally, a triumphant but realistically rendered decision to keep living and struggling.

Track Listing:

1. The Recollection Facility 2. Time2 3. Losing My Mind (ft. Denaun) 4. Heroin Addict 5. Damage 6. Bad M.F. 7.The Recollection Facility Pt. 2 8. Rapid Eye Movement (ft. Black Thought)

9. Scream 10. SideFX (ft. Dr. Pete) 11. The Jungle 12.Broken Again 13. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 14. D.R.E.A.M. (ft. Talib Kweli) 15. The Recollection Facility Pt. 3 16. Eht Dnarg Noisulli (ft. The Stepkids)





PRESALE - Thee Marloes - Perak (Big Crown)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 9th August 2024

When you ­first hear Thee Marloes, their particular soul sound may seem familiar enough. There are the weighty drums, a crooning guitar, and a beautiful voice singing about unrequited love and the complications inherent in affairs of the heart. But then there is something undeniably different about Thee Marloes and their music, something new and distinct. And while you may be acquainted with soul music, you've probably never heard it from Surabaya, Indonesia the place they call home.

Thee Marloes are Natassya Sianturi singing and playing keys, Tommy Satwick on drums, and Sinatrya ("Raka") Dharaka on guitar and handling production. Their sound has the universal appeal of soul, jazz, and pop, but with a distinct approach attributable to their local culture and global influence. The world's introduction to Thee Marloes' debut album Perak, started with “Midnight Hotline” the scorching A side to their debut 7” on Big Crown. A punchy dance-floor number with an infectious chorus, vibey piano, and jazzy guitar licks.

Perak is a journey from the heart of Surabaya into the spirit of the soul sound. It's about creating a space where none existed, and doing it because you love it. You can tell that Thee Marloes enjoy making their music, from the process of writing and recording, to performing in front of crowds. "We want to share what we live," Natassya tells us. No matter what language you speak or culture you come from, Thee Marloes music and energy is so charming that we will all be keeping it close to the turntable for years to come.

Track Listing:

Side A: I Know | Logika | Summer | Midnight Hotline | Beri Cinta Waktu | True Love |

Side B: Mungkin Saja | Not Today | Over | No One Else | Nona | Thank You |





PRESALE - Nas - God's Son (Get On Down)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 31st May 2024

God's Son was released in December of 2002, and like Stillmatic before it, was subject to major critical acclaim. On God's Son, Nas effectively took the battle-hardened demeanour he had cultivated and tore it down across 14 tracks that were emotionally insular, though still dusted in urban grit. (And still finding time to shoot back at Jay-Z's potshots on tracks like "Last Real Nigga Alive" and "Mastermind.") Assisting Nas was a slew of top-tier producers like The Alchemist, Eminem, Ron Browz, and Salaam Remi, (Over samples of James Brown, the Incredible Bongo Band, Fela Kuti, and Beethoven) and guest vocals from Alicia Keys, Kelis, Claudette Ortiz of City High, and even a posthumous 2Pac. God's Son has been out of print on vinyl since its initial 2002 release, but Get On Down is excited to bring you this deluxe LP package for Record Store Day 2020, remastered from its original audio and pressed on exclusive colored vinyl! Issued in 2002.

Track Listing:

Side A:1. Get Down 2. The Cross 3. Made You Look

B Side: 1. Last Real Nigga Alive 2. Zone Out (feat. Bravehearts) 3. Hey Nas (feat. Claudette Ortiz & Kelis) 4. I Can.

C Side: 1. Book Of Rhymes 2. Thugz Mansion (N.Y.) (feat. 2Pac & J. Phoenix) 3. Mastermind 4. Warrior Song (feat. Alicia Keys).

D Side: 1. Revolutionary Warfare (feat.Lake) 2. Dance 3. Heaven (feat. Jully Black)





PRESALE - Dizraeli - Joy Machine (Def Presse)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 31st May 2024

Recorded almost entirely in a single day at the legendary Total Refreshment Centre in London, JOY MACHINE brings together some of the most exciting musicians in London’s new jazz explosion. With features from Alabaster DePlume and trumpeter Jonathon Enser (Nubiyan Twist), vocals from Dizraeli (Worldwide Music Awards Best Album nominee), drums from Ben Brown (Alfa Mist, Mulatu Astatke), bass from uk jazz scene favourite Daisy George, synths from Joseph Costi (Yusef Cat Stevens, Bahla) and saxophone from free jazzer Ronan Perrett.

In the tradition of Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew, the band came to the studio in October 23 with only one pre-written track (the uplifting summer anthem Greek Summer) and once that was recorded, spent the rest of the day improvising wild, explosive music laced with Dizraeli’s rap and spoken word lyricism.

The result is JOY MACHINE, a record bursting with urgency, intensity and life, and one that cements Dizraeli’s position as an innovative wordsmith, bringing both personal depth (as in Abigail, a homage to the sister who died before he was born) and fierce politicalcommentary (as in Dear Cousin, a goosebumps-inducing narrative that transports the listener aboard the boat Adriana carrying refugees across the Mediterranean, which sank in June 2023 drowning 500 people, and then confronts a very English bigot in the second verse).

Track Listing:

1. A Love For The Rain 2. Greek Summer 3. Wild Animus 4. Sunlight 5. Abigail 6. Dear Cousin 7. I See Ghosts 8. Blessed Love 9. Curiouser and Curiouser





PRESALE - Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane - Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane (Original Jazz Classics Series / Craft Recordings)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 7th June 2024

Part of the Original Jazz Classics Series, this 1963 album from the great Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane is now reissued on 180-gram vinyl. Featuring Burrell and Coltrane, along with Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb, the album comprises five tracks that have been remastered from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. It's an absorbing journey into two genius creative minds and comes comes in a Tip-On Jacket, preserving the essence of the original release while offering enhanced sound quality for contemporary listeners.

Track Listing

Side 1: 1. Freight Trane 2. I Never Knew 3. Lyresto

Side 2: 1. Why Was I Born 2. Big Paul





PRESALE - Freda Payne - Band Of Gold (Demon Records)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 28th June 2024

Reissue of seminal HDH release from Detroit born vocalist Freda Payne Released in 1970 on the Motown break off label Holland Dozier Holland a partnership between former Motown songwriters Eddie and Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier Band of Gold was a huge commercial success for the label

Features the classic singles Unhooked Generation and Band of Gold a single that sold over 2 million copies and became a gold record

Textbook female vocal soul with a post Motown sound signature, the most commercially successful and widely recognised album that Freda Payne ever released

Repressed on 140 g GOLD vinyl as part of the Demon Music Group HDH reissue series with an obi strip and a printed inner, featuring a new liner note from Soul Trilogy author Stewart Cosgrove

Tracklist

Band Of Gold | I Left Some Dreams Back There | Deeper & Deeper | Rock Me In The Cradle | Unhooked Generation | Love On Borrowed Time | Through The Memory Of My Mind | This Girl Is A Woman Now | The World Don't Owe You A Thing | Now Is The Time To Say Goodbye | Happy Heart | The Easiest Way To Fall





PRESALE - Fontaines DC, Massive Attack, Young Fathers - Ceasefire (Battlebox)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 31st May 2024

Fontaines DC, Massive Attack and Young Fathers have announced the pre-order release of an exclusive, limited edition vinyl record in support of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) emergency operations in Gaza and the West Bank.

*The 12” vinyl only release, features material from Fontaines DC, and Massive Attack/Young Fathers, and a ceasefire sleeve design by 3D of Massive Attack. The initiative will also include a limited-edition/artist signed large-print sale of the sleeve artwork, available exclusively via: https://www.fire-sale.store/

The reverse sleeve of the 12” features words written on a hospital whiteboard in Gaza by Doctors Without Borders medic Dr Mahmoud Abu Nujaila – words which went viral on global social media - depicting the desperation of medical professionals and civilians in Gaza. Tragically, Dr Nujaila was killed in a strike a few weeks later.

"WHOEVER STAYS
UNTIL THE END
WILL TELL THE STORY,

WE DID WHAT WE COULD.
REMEMBER US"

*Copies have been packed using different combinations of coloured vinyl and sleeves. All orders are selected at random.





PRESALE - Jon Muq - Flying Away (Easy Eye Sound)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 31st May 2024

Jon Muq, a Uganda-born singer-songwriter now in Austin, TX, blends African and western melodies to craft songs of reflection, resilience, and a desire to connect. Muq's unique upbringing in Uganda and the challenges of adapting to a new culture in the United States shape his musical narrative. From captivating school choirs to global stages, Muq's transformative journey resonates in every soulful note. Produced by Dan Auerbach, Muq's debut album is testament of the power of music to foster intimate connections.

Track Listing:

SIDE A - Runaway One You Love Shake Shake Lucky Love Bend Love, Love, Love
SIDE B - Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying Butterflies Hello Sunshine Dark Door Fly Away From Home Riding


Special Offer LPs

Various Artists - Dear Sunny, Yellow Vinyl LP (Big Crown)

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Big Crown Records is proud to present Dear Sunny… a compilation of Sunny & The Sunliners covers by Big Crown artists.

Everyone here stepped up to fill very big shoes doing these covers. Bobby Oroza teamed up with Cold Diamond & Mink and made a smashing version of “Should I Take You Home”. The Shacks took on the anthemic “Smile Now, Cry Later” while Holy Hive covers “If I Could See You Now” building off the uptempo dance floor energy of the original. Paul & The Tall Trees bring a crooning vibe to “Rain Makes Me Blue” and Brainstory turned “Runaway” into a haunting ballad reminiscent of early Lee Hazelwood productions. Some of these turn out to be covers of covers. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band takes on the funk collector’s holy grail from Sunny, his cover of War’s “Get Down” while 79.5 take Sunny’s version of “My Dream” and change the vibe from a floating love song to theme music for the brokenhearted. Mr. Lee Fields does “The One Who’s Hurting Is You” and the latest addition to the Big Crown Roster, Lizette and Quevin, do a rendition of the song that brought Sunny to Dick Clark’s American Bandstand in 1963 and catapulted him to fame; his cover of Little Willie John’s “Talk To Me”.
Leron Thomas - More Elevator Music, White Label Vinyl 2LP (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.

Leron Thomas, a New York transplant from Houston, was once upon a time in his own words “just your run of the mill jazz musician realizing that I didn’t vibrate well on the NYC jazz scene”. His credentials that have put him in his own lane, make a mockery of such self-deprecation. Charles Tolliver - Thomas’ one-time trumpet teacher in college – is but one scene great he has performed with. Broadly speaking he can name Bilal, 88 Keys, Dennis Ferrer, Lauryn Hill (as part of her touring band) and Zara McFarlane as further conspirators of note.


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 (Lewis Recordings)

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Dagha ­ The Divorce (Lewis Recordings)

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Lee Fields & The Expressions - Big Crown Vaults Vol. 1 (Big Crown Records)

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Lady Wray - Queen Alone (Big Crown Records)

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El Michels Affair Meets Liam Bailey - Ekundayo Inversions (Big Crown Records)

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Holy Hive - Holy Hive (Big Crown Records)

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The Shacks - Haze (Big Crown Records)

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Stones Throw Tote Bag

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14" x 16" canvas tote bag in black with the Stones Throw logo.


Examples of the kinds of things that could fit in here: Short stack of records. Doom's mask. Yesterday's clothes. Small to mid-sized snake. Headphones. A human skull.


Robert Glasper - Black Radio III Tote Bag

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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

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