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Blue Lab Beats - Blue Eclipse (Decca)

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Grammy winning duo Blue Lab Beats one of the fastest-rising production duos in the world right now, announce the release, on April 19th, of their eagerly anticipated fourth studio album, “BLUE ECLIPSE”. “Blue Eclipse” heralds an exciting new era for Blue Lab Beats and the 12 songs reveal the depth and breadth of producer NK-OK, and multi-instrumentalist Mr DM’s musical ambition. Featured guests include Mercury Prize nominated Kojey Radical alongside Daley, on “Take Time”, IDK & Jay Prince on “Say Wow”, Amber & Farah on “Wait A While”, and Poppy Daniels on the title track.

Track Listing

1. Never Doubt 2. Say Wow (ft. IDK, Jay Prince) 3. Rice & Peas (ft Kyra, Bnny Hunna, Aidan) 4. Cherry Blossom (Ft Ben Jones & Parthenope) 5. Sky Paradise (interlude) 6. Wait A While Ft Farah Audhali, Amber Navran 7. Sunset In LA 8. Nights In Tokyo (feat. Kaidi) 9. Take Time (ft Kojey Radical & Daley) 10. Guava (ft Kaidi Akaninbi, Poppy Daniels, Richi, Camilla georgia) 11. Blue Eclipse (FT Poppy Daniels) 12. Brother Ft. Natalie Lindi

JUST IN - Brainstory - Sounds Good (Big Crown)

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Big Crown Records is proud to present Brainstory’s sophomore full-length album Sounds Good, produced by El Michels Affair.

Based in L.A. but hailing from the Inland Empire's own Rialto, California, two-thirds of Brainstory, Kevin and Tony Martin are brothers by blood, while Eric Hagstrom is a brother through their music and long term friendship. Since they started the band they have constantly faced situations that forced them to rise to the occasion. They got signed to Big Crown Records, they stepped up their game. COVID happened, they learned to record themselves. They started touring a ton sharing the stage with the likes of Lady Wray and they got their live show super tight. All of this time spent grinding and growing has certainly paid off. The path to take their art to the next level is clearer than ever, and once again, they are here for it. If there is one thing that is abundantly clear on Sounds Good, it’s that Brainstory has leveled up. Track Listing:

SIDE A 1.Nobody But You 2.Peach Optimo 3.Listen 4.Gift Of Life 5.NyNy 6.I Will Be
SIDE B 7.Hanging On 8.XFaded 9.Too Yung 10.Stay 11.Sweet & Lovely 12.Rialto Winds

Luther Vandross - Luther (Sony)

Reissue Vinyl LP £21.49 Add to basket

Originally released on Cotillion Records, this seminal record is being made available commercially for the first time in over forty years in CD and Vinyl formats.

June 1976 saw the introduction of Luther, Luther Vandross’s debut album, marking a significant milestone in the R&B genre. This album not only showcased Vandross’s unparalleled vocal prowess but also highlighted his talents as a songwriter and producer. Among its hits, "Funky Music (Is A Part Of Me)" gained particular fame when it was reimagined by Vandross and David Bowie, emerging as "Fascination" on Bowie’s legendary 1975 album Young Americans, where Vandross also contributed to background vocals and arrangements. Luther also includes the track “Everybody Rejoice (A Brand New Day),” a key song in the 1975 Tony Award-winning Best Musical "The Wiz" and its 1978 film adaptation. This re-release offers the only available recording of Vandross's unique performance of this iconic song.

Track Listing

A1. Funky Music (Is A Part Of Me) A2. The 2nd Time Around A3. I’ll Get Along Fine A4. Everybody Rejoice (From the Tony Award Winning Musical, “THE WIZ”)
B1. Emotion Eyes B2. This Strange Feeling B3. It’s Good For The Soul (Parts I And II)

Say She She - / Jim Spencer - Wrap Myself In Your Love (Numero Group)

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Say She She is the psychedelic soul group from Brooklyn that's exploded onto the scene since their debut in 2019. Receiving critical acclaim for their two albums to date, and the pleasure of touring Europe and North America, the Nile Rodgers-inspired female trio even got a video message of approval from the legend himself. Authentic and organic are two words that fit the classically trained troupe to a tea and, in the great soul tradition, covers are a necessity.

Jim Spencer's 1979 attempt at foraying into disco 'Wrap Myself Up in Your Love' wasn't received amazingly at the time, but thanks to the adoration of archive label The Numero Group, the song has seen a resurgence in covers and fans. The original vocal is zany and expressive against some jangly funk guitars, whilst Say She She's rendition hones in on the sultry aspect of the track. Guitars are muted down to transform the song into a lovemaking slow jam, wind passages are introduced and the vocal is subtly powerful and sexy. This 7" contains both Spencer's original track and the interpretation by the trio, pressed on white and black vinyl.


Side A - Say She She - Wrap Myself Up In Your Love

Side B - Jim Spence - Wrap Myself Up In Your Love

JUST IN - Bobby Hutcherson - Happenings (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series)

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On his 1966 classic Happenings, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson assembled a quartet with Herbie Hancock on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums for a sublime post-bop outing featuring captivating Hutcherson originals including the stunning ballad ‘Bouquet’ and Latin-tinged ‘Rojo’ as well as a version of Hancock’s ‘Maiden Voyage’. This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.


Side A - 1. Aquarian Moon 2. Bouquet 3. Rojo
Side B - 1. Maiden Voyage 2. Head Start 3. When You Are Near 4. The Omen

JUST IN - Herbie Hancock - Speak Like A Child (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series)

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Following his 1965 masterpiece Maiden Voyage, Herbie Hancock wouldn’t record his Blue Note follow-up until 1968 with the innovative classic Speak Like A Child on which the pianist and composer added the unique colouring of flugelhorn, bass trombone, and alto flute to his trio for an alluring set of originals including ‘Riot’ and ‘The Sorcerer’. This gatefold Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.


Side A - 1. Riot 2. Speak Like A Child 3. First Trip
Side B - 1. Toys 2. Goodbye To Childhood 3. The Sorcerer

JUST IN - Freddie Gibbs - You Only Live 2wice (ESGN/EMPIRE)

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You Only Live 2wice is the third studio album from Freddie Gibbs.

Following a tumultuous time in Gibbs’ personal life, the album focuses on Freddie overcoming his obstacles and rising from the ashes anew, as reflected in the album art depicting the resurrection of Jesus. At 8 tracks, the album has no features, instead using the space to let Gibbs bear his soul.

The album includes the chilling violin-laced single, “Crushed Glass,” as well as standout hits, “20 Karat Jesus,” & ”Amnesia.” Executive produced by Ben “Lambo” Lambert & Gibbs himself, the album sees production from BADBADNOTGOOD, Kaytranada, Speakerbomb, Dupri, Jay Nari, Teddy Walton, Blair Norf & more. Back in print for the first time since its initial release and pressed on Opaque Red vinyl.


A1/1. 20 Karat Jesus A2/2. Alexys A3/3. Crushed Glass A4/4. Dear Maria B1/5. Amnesia B2/6. Andrea B3/7. Phone Lit B4/8. Homesick

JUST IN - Various Artists - City Music Tokyo (Gearbox)

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A glorious 2x LP gatefold double album resplendent with OBIs featuring some of the best examples of, until recently, a very underrated genre… now of course, it's the hippest sound around.

“A deeply glamorous combination of penthouse glitz, exquisite studio smarts and razor- sharp musicianship...A glut of sophisticated pop pleasures” THE WIRE MAGAZINE, MARCH 2024. Selected as BBC 6 Music Compilation of the Week on Lauren Laverne's breakfast show, w/ c 12th February.

Reviews and coverage confirmed: The Wire, Jazz Syndicate, Click Roll Boom. Curated from the extensive Nippon Columbia catalogue by Japanese renaissance man Cunimondo Takiguchi, this compilation chronicles the hottest cuts from the most innovative originators of the City Pop genre. It's the best bits from 70s and 80s funk, soul, disco, AOR, R&B and Pop; Tokyo's tastiest cocktail.

Add to this Gearbox's famed high production values and quality control, and you have an early contender for Compilation of 2024.


1. Carnation - Edo River 2. Yakushi Nakanishi - Futari Bun No Atsui Yume 3. Jadoes - Stardust Night 4. Keiko Kimurai - Don't Call Me On The Phone 5. Tomoki Kikuchi - Samugari 6. Yumi Seino - Mayonaka No Denwa 7. Takaki Horigome - Fuyu Kitari Naba 8. Midori Hara - Spacewalk 9. Emi Necozawa - Me Ni Mienai Mono 10. Nanako Sato - Umi Ni Ukabu Piano 11. Kyoko Furuya - Harumi Futo 12. Escalators - Fly High 13. Mitsuko Horie - Weekend Night 14. Namihiko Ohmura - Moonlight, Starlight 15. Chikako Ueno - Nostalgic Spaceman 16. Hiroshi Sato - F.W.Y.

PRESALE - The New Miles Davis Quintet - Miles (Original Jazz Classics Series / Craft Recordings)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 30th August 2024

The New Miles Davis Quintet album simply referred to as Miles represents a pivotal moment in jazz history that showcases the legendary trumpeter at the peak of his creative prowess. Recorded in 1955 for Prestige Records, this album features Davis alongside an extraordinary lineup of musicians, including John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. Their synergy is palpable as they navigate through a series of wild compositions with virtuosity and innovation. From the infectious grooves to the emotive solos, Miles captivates listeners with its timeless appeal, cementing its status as an essential cornerstone of the jazz canon.

Track Listing

Side 1: 1. Just Squeeze Me 2. There Is No Greater Love 3. How Am I To Know?

Side 2: 1. S'Posin 2. The Theme 3. Stablemates

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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

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PRESALE - Fania All Stars - Latin-Soul-Rock (Craft Recordings)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 24th May 2024

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 |

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PRESALE - GoGo Penguin - From The North: Gogo Penguin Live In Manchester (XXIM)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 3rd May 2024

GoGo Penguin - From The North captures the Manchester-based trio at an exciting moment within their trajectory. For this limited-edition Vinyl, the trio decided to re-arrange a selection of 7 tracks from ‘Between Two Waves’, their first EP on XXIM Records, as well as from their latest album ‘Everything Is Going to Be OK’. The live session was recorded and filmed at Old Granada Studios in Manchester, an iconic studio complex that has played a significant part of the band’s own musical history.

GoGo Penguin is an emotive, break-beat minimalist trio from Manchester, UK. Formed in 2012 its sophomore album 'v2.0' was nominated in 2014 for the Mercury Music Prize and in 2016 the trio signed to Blue Note Records, releasing a trio of acclaimed albums: 'Man Made Object', 'A Humdrum Star' and 'GoGo Penguin', as well as two EP’s and a remix album, 'GGP/RMX'. With their new record label, XXIM Records, the band ushered in a more ambient era with their EP 'Between Two Waves' and ‘Everything Is Going to Be OK’, which marks the latest chapter in the story of GoGo Penguin.

Track Listing

1. Wave Decay 2. Ascent 3. Friday Film Special 4. Everything Is Going To Be OK 5. Unbroken Thread Of Awareness 6. You're Stronger Than You Think 7. Parasite

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Pratt And Moody, Cold Diamond & Mink - Creeping Around (Timmion Records)

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Enter the captivating realm of Pratt & Moody as they unveil their new deep-as-the-oceans single, ‘Creeping Around’. This dynamic duo – consisting of Pratt and Moody – have honed their craft channeling their collective prowess into a singular fusion of dark soul and haunting melodies. Their previous sleeper hits “Lost Lost Lost” and “Wheels Turning” still resonate in spaces where contemporary soul ballads are treated as a valuable commodity.

With ‘Creeping Around’, Pratt & Moody dive deep into the shadows, crafting a sonic narrative about infidelity that transcends boundaries. The velvety vocals of Pratt wrap themselves around Moody’s evocative guitar, creating a timeless soundscape that resonates with raw emotion. As the instrumental version gracefully embraces the absence of words, the music is left to speak volumes.

Accompanied by the rock-solid artistry of Cold Diamond & Mink, ‘Creeping Around’ transports you to the hazy realm of late-night introspection, where each note carries the weight of longing and desire. The track immerses you in a David Lynch like world where melancholy, darkness and passion coexist.


Side A - Creeping Around

Side B - Creeping Around (Instrumental)

Thee Heart Tones – No Longer Mine / Cry My Tears Away (Big Crown)

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Thee Heart Tones treat us to another must have 7” while the finishing touches are being put on their debut album. A bunch of talented kids from Hawthorne, California that came right out of high school and wound up in the studio with two legendary producers ( El Michels Affair & Tommy Brenneck) cutting their first album in 5 days. Here on this 45 are two more of songs drenched in the magic that was captured.

Side A “No Longer Mine” is gritty and driving mid tempo banger that lead singer Jazmine Alvarado’s honeyed voice smooths out. A declaration of young love gone wrong, Jazmine states the facts and lays down the law like a boss with a chorus that will live in your head rent free.

Side B “Cry My Tears Away” is a heavy duty B Side Ballad that can hold court with the best of them. This is sure to find a place in the hearts of all the slowie enthusiasts and soundtrack many a slow dance, joy ride, and late night.


Side A - No Longer Mine

Side B - Cry My Tears Away

Liam Bailey - Zero Grace (Big Crown)

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Big Crown Records is proud to present Zero Grace, Liam Bailey's sophomore album on the label. Following the success of 2020's Ekundayo album, the tried and true chemistry of Bailey and producer Leon Michels (El Michels Affair) is on full display again as they take the sound they established and push it further. On Zero Grace they lean more into the bleeding heart singer-songwriter side of Liam.

The album is full of freedom and love; working with Leon Michels and Big Crown Records has encouraged Liam to be himself. On opener 'Holding On', Bailey speaks to his observations & fears when looking out at the world in front of him and also to the dedication it has taken to get on the other side of his personal trials & tribulations. 'Dance With Me', meanwhile, is an instantly infectious two-stepper that nods to those incredible soul records that were coming out of Jamaica during the early reggae days.

Bailey addresses the racial tensions that plague humanity and encourages everyone to step up and do their part to help foster equality. What starts out as a declaration of injustice turns into a call for action and an inspiration for hope.


1. Holding On 2. Dumb 3. Sekkle Down 4. Boy 5. Dance With Me 6. Disorder Starts At Home

7. Mercy Tree 8. Sour Wine 9. Canary In The Coal Mine 10. Winter Is Within Thee 11. I Got No Answers 12. Light Up The Darkness

Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe - La Gran Fuga (The Big Break) (Craft)

Reissue 180g Vinyl LP £33.99 Add to basket

Released in 1970, this is a masterpiece of salsa music. It crystalizes the Willie Colón/Héctor Lavoe aesthetic that the duo developed on previous albums. The songs reflect the duo’s views on life’s reckless joys and profound tragedies, like the nostalgic remembrance of Lavoe’s grandmother’s hilarious sayings on “Abuelita” and the swinging “Barrunto” which describes the sadness of heartbreak. Featuring (AAA) lacquers cut from the original master tapes, this reissue is pressed on 180-gram vinyl.


Side A - 1. Ghana’ E 2. Pa’ Colombia 3. No Cambiaré 4. Sigue Feliz
Side B - 5. Barrunto 6. Abuelita 7. Panameña 8. Canción Para Mi Suegra

Nia Archives - Silence Is Loud (Universal)

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On Silence Is Loud, her much-anticipated debut album, Nia Archives sounds thrillingly free as she looks to make music for beyond the rave. Working with Ethan P. Flynn (known for his work with FKA twigs and David Byrne) Nia is intent that Silence Is Loud is taken in as a full body of work of something “more song-focussed, putting interesting sounds on jungle.” It means that this is a record which finds gloomy Britpop, warm Motown, soaring indie, a love for Kings of Leon’s Aha Shake Heartbreak, skittering IDM, Madchester, classic rock, old skool hardcore and more, woven and fused into her ragga and junglist tapestry, all layered with feeling, imbued with her songwriterly lyricism about loneliness, relationships, family, navigating her 20s, and the intense potential power of silence.

Sitting in the push and pull between melancholy and euphoria, Nia’s work is always a snapshot of where she’s at when she’s making it. This might not be the debut album you were expecting, but that’s what makes Silence Is Loud so special. Nia Archives has learned the rules of her sound, and is unafraid to break them, pushing jungle and herself into new, unchartered territories that, in turn, go some way to map the history of the greats of British dance music. More than that, it plants her firmly in that lineage.

Track List:

Silence Is Loud | Cards On The Table | Unfinished Business | Crowded Roomz | Forbidden Feelingz | Blind Devotion | Tell Me What It’s Like? | Nightmares | F.A.M.I.L.Y | Out Of Options | Silence Is Loud (Reprise) | Killjoy ! | So Tell Me…

Shabaka - Percieve It's Beauty, Acknowledge It's Grace (Decca)

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After putting down the saxophone, the instrument he has become synonymous with, Shabaka returns with his first full length album under his own name. Expanding off the meditative 2022 EP Afrikan Culture, his new album Perceive its beauty, Acknowledge its Grace is a deeply moving suite of primarily instrumental music. The listening experience is reflective and contemplative, with passages flowering from one musical concept to the next, encouraging deep attention that rewards the listener with throughlines and motifs throughout the record. Shabaka is found playing the flute on this album, and has enlisted key artists such as Andre 3000, Lianne La Havas, Moses Sumney, Floating Points, and more to help build this all-encompassing aural landscape.


End of Innocence | As the Planets and the Stars Collapse | Insecurities | Managing my Breath, What Fear Had Become | The Wounded Need to be Replenished | Body to Inhabit | I’ll Do Whatever You Want | Living | Breathing | Kiss Me Before I Forget | Song of the Motherland

Beyonce - Cowboy Carter (Columbia Records)

Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl LP £27.99 Add to basket

Beyoncé's Cowboy Carter is a bold and poignant exploration of American roots music, marking a departure from her previous works while asserting her dominance across genres. Inspired by her 2016 experience at the Country Music Association Awards, where she faced criticism and racism despite her Texas roots, Beyoncé delves into Louisiana Cajun country, the rivers of Alabama, and the streets of Memphis, reimagining Americana, folk, and country in her own image.

The album serves as a powerful statement on the erasure of Black contributions to country music and American culture, with Beyoncé reclaiming her rightful place in the genre's history. Through collaborations with legends like Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson, as well as emerging Black country and rock musicians, Beyoncé highlights the enduring legacy of Black artists in shaping these musical forms.

Cowboy Carter is both a sonic journey and a cultural commentary, blending elements of folk, country, and rock with Beyoncé's signature style and vocal range. From the haunting cover of the Beatles' 'Blackbird' to the electrifying trap beats of 'Ya Ya,' the album showcases Beyoncé's versatility and musical dexterity. No doubt, 2024 will be another strong year of Beyoncé led by this album.


Side A:
1. Ameriican Requiem 2. Blackbiird - Beyoncé, Tanner Adell, Brittney Spencer, Tiera Kennedy & Reyna Roberts / Beyoncé 3. 16 Carriages 4. Protector - Beyoncé & Rumi Carter 5. My Rose

Side B:
6. Smoke Hour Willie Nelson - Beyoncé & Willie Nelson 7. Texas Hold 'em 8. Bodyguard 9. Dolly P - Beyoncé & Dolly Parton 10. Jolene 11. Daughter 12. Alliigator Tears

Side C:
13. Smoke Hour II - Beyoncé & Willie Nelson 14. Just for Fun - Beyoncé & Willie Jones 15. II Most Wanted - Beyoncé & Miley Cyrus 16. Levii's Jeans - Beyoncé & Post Malone 17. Flamenco 18. Desert Eagle

Side D:
19. Riiverdance 20. II Hands II Heaven 21. Tyrant - Beyoncé & Dolly Parton 22. Sweet Honey Buckiin' - Beyoncé & Shaboozey / Beyoncé 23. Amen

PRESALE - B.Dolan - The Wound Is Not The Body (Speech Development)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 3rd May 2024

In the aftermath of an emergency spine surgery that radically altered his perspective and body, B. Dolan emerges after a four year hiatus from touring and releasing LPs with a new collection of songs, a new stage show, and some harrowing new stories to tell.

Written during COVID lockdown and his quarantined procedure and recovery, "The Wound is Not The Body" finds Dolan's bold and confessional lyrics winding through 9 new rap songs littered with strange characters, autobiographical thoughts on hip hop, living and aging, and a newly sharpened resolve.

Production from Ant, HEBL, Small Professor, Widowmaker and Dolan himself provide soulful and mostly minimal sample-based beats, while B. Dolan gets some of the most carefully crafted bars of his life across in an unhurried, confident fashion.

The emcee vocalist is front and center for this one, and the songs feel like self-contained films about moments, impressions and memories. "The Wound is Not The Body" features a narrator writing alone in recovery, sounding like he and his work have been torn down and rebuilt from the ground up. Mixed by DS3K and mastered by Daddy Kev.


1. Turn a Mill 2. The Last Temptation Of Wil E. Coyote 3. The Traveler 4. Selfie Sub 5. Ice Cream Wars 6. Fantasy Football 7. The Rock Cried Out 8. Modified Warrior 9. How To Rob The Italians

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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


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

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PRESALE - Chuck Strangers - A Forsaken Lover's Plea (Lex Records)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 3rd May 2024

A pivotal force in the early '10s NYC rap revival, now LA- based rapper and producer Chuck Strangers steps into the limelight on new solo LP A Forsaken Lover's Plea.

The album sounds markedly lush, candid rhymes bolstered by a slew of guest producers-- including The Alchemist, Animoss and Strangers himself. Chuck's own production feels current without ditching its previous homeliness, a seamless compliment to his honest, lived-in raps.

A Forsaken Lover's Plea is laced with guest verses from a collection of fellow New York rap torchbearers, from Pro Era comrade Joey Bada$ $ & Flatbush Zombies' Erick the Architect to Queens' own Remy Banks.

Strangers' tangled romance with hip- hop is the crux of the project-- the culmination of a decade's unwavering dedication to his craft, with its lofty highs, inevitable lows, and rough lessons of humility, patience, and process. It's Chuck's most comprehensive solo project since Consumers Park , his 2018 debut, and follows The Boys & Girls EP, released in May 2023.


Richard Pryor (Intro) / Dead Vines / Close Calls / Sermonette / Ski'd Up / Too Afraid to Dance / A Forsaken Lover's Plea / Sunset Park / Polish Jazz / Feelings / Crusaders (Interlude) / To All the Girls (Paid Programming) / Home / Ali's Roti Shop / Grasp / Some Flatbush... / Count on My Love

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PRESALE - Sun Ra - Thunder Of The Gods (Modern Harmonic)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 3rd May 2024

Humanity's path since then makes his message even more urgent today. Years after Herman Poole "LeSony'r Ra" Blount "left the planet" he's still trying to reach us, to wake us up and to change our destiny.

Sun Ra and the Arkestra weren't a traditional studio band, and every star in the vast galaxy of their discography reflects this. The origins of these records can be hard to pinpoint at times, but when it comes to Thunder Of The Gods, it's a bit easier. "Calling Planet Earth - We'll Wait For You" was discovered on tapes from Ra's, Universe In Blue, believed to be recorded in '71.

The raucous title track and "Moonshots Across the Sky" are unearthed from the '66 Strange Strings sessions. Modern Harmonic has once again paired Ra's sonic art with the visual art of "The Father of Modern Space Art," Chesley Bonestell, whose 1952 work "Formation of the Earth's Continents" spralls across the front and back covers.


Calling Planet Earth - We'll Wait For You / Moonshots Across The Sky / Thunder Of The Gods

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PRESALE - Gerry Mulligan - Night Lights (Verve Acoustic Sound Series)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 26th April 2024

On his 1963 debut release for the Phillips label, baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan is joined by familiar friends, including Art Farmer, Bob Brookmeyer and Jim Hall for a relaxed and refined set of cool jazz ballads. Highlights include the Mulligan-penned title track and Chopin’s ‘Prelude In E Minor’.

Verve’s Acoustic Sounds Series features transfers from analog tapes and remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.


SIDE A - Night Lights Morning Of The Carnival In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
SIDE B - Prelude in E Minor Festival Minor Tell Me When

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PRESALE - Justice - Hyperdrama (Because Music France)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 26th April 2024

French dystopi-dance duo Justice gear up for their fourth full-length album, Hyperdrama. Owing to their towering status as producers and artists, it marks their first album in seven years since 2016's Woman. Unlike the neater fusions of disco and funk that the band have achieved in the past, Auge and Rosnay describe their latest as an embittered battle between the two stereotypes, elaborating that the album 'oscillates between pure electronic and pure disco but you never really get the two at the same time'."

Track Listing

Neverender with Tame Impala | Generator | Afterimage with RIMON | One Night/All Night with Tame Impala | Dear Alan | Incognito | Mannequin Love with The Flints | Moonlight Rendez-Vous | Explorer with Conan Mockasin | Muscle Memory | Harpy Dream | Saturnine | The End with Thundercat

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PRESALE - Portishead - Roseland NYC Live (25th Anniversary Edition) [Universal]

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Estimated Shipping Date: 26th April 2024

There are some live albums which become as important to a band's legacy as their studio efforts and Roseland NYC Live is just that for Portishead. Given the Bristol group's considered catalogue, there's less competition for this 1998 release to stand out, but it also renders the stark brilliance of all the key players and the extended ensemble in sparkling clarity, not least thanks to the addition of a full-blown orchestra. Recorded in the wake of their second album and now reissued as an expanded edition to commemorate 25 years, it captures the band's early phase at its smoky, cinematic, head-nodding best. From every string swell to dusty backbeat, Rhodes lick to wobbly scratch, all fronted by Beth Gibbons' angelic voice, this is the live album done properly.

Track Listing

Humming | Cowboys | All Mine | Mysterons | Only You | Half Day Closing | Over | Glory Box | Sour Times | Roads | Strangers | Undenied | Numb | Western Eyes |

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PRESALE - Kamasi Washington - Fearless Movement (Young)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 3rd May 2024

Renowned musician Kamasi Washington is best known for his jazz work but on this latest album he explores the world of dance music. Fearless Movement arrives on Young Records after his monumental previous works like The Epic in 2015 and Heaven and Earth in 2018. On it, Washington's new approach finds him delving into terrestrial rhythms and showcases collaborations with esteemed artists including Thundercat, George Clinton, and Andre 3000. Departing from his signature celestial grandeur, this album embraces diverse influences from jazz to Latin, funk, to hip-hop. Another key aspect is Washington's collaboration with his daughter and an array of musical icons that all result in a vibrant fusion of sounds and a fresh perspective on musical connectivity.

Track Listing

Lesanu | Asha The First featuring Thundercat, Taj Austin, Ras Austin| Computer Love featuring Patrice Quinn, DJ Battlecat, Brandon Coleman | The Visionary featuring Terrace Martin | Get Lit featuring George Clinton | Dream State featuring André 3000 | Together featuring BJ the Chicago Kid | The Garden Path | Interstellar Peace (The Last Stance) | Road to Self (KO) | Lines in the Sand | Prologue

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PRESALE - Atmosphere - Strictly Leakage (Rhymesayers)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 17th May 2024

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

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John Coltrane - Afro Blue Impressions (Concord)

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The recordings that make up Afro Blue Impressions were acquired by jazz impresario and auteur Norman Granz, during the tours he produced for many jazz artists during the 1960s, though they weren't issued until 1973. Recorded at shows in Berlin and Stockholm, the John Coltrane Quartet - comprising pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones - is in tremendous form here, using a familiar repertoire in order to expand upon the group's own building blocks in creating the new post-harmonic system that the saxophonist was developing at the time. Reissued on vinyl by Craft Recordings, this one comes released as part of the Craft Jazz Essentials series.


Side 1: 1. "Lonnie's Lament" 2. "Naima" 3. "Chasin' The Trane"

Side 2: 1. "My Favorite Things"

Side 3: 1. "Afro Blue" 2. "Cousin Mary" 3. "I Want To Talk About You"

Side 4: 1. "Spiritual" 2. "Impressions"

Khruangbin - A La Sala (Dead Oceans)

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Texas-based Thai funk and psychedelic trio Khruangbin are back with another much anticipated new album in the form of A La Sala. The record presents a mesmerizing blend of psychedelic rock, funk, and world music influences that showcases the band's signature hypnotic grooves. Each one is characterized by Laura Lee's funky basslines, Mark Speer's intricate guitar work, and Donald "DJ" Johnson's precise drumming. Tracks like 'Farolim De Felgueiras' and 'A Love International' exude a laid-back vibe, perfect for lazy summer afternoons, while 'Juegos Y Nubes' infuses Latin rhythms with a psychedelic twist. Overall, A La Sala is another rich journey through diverse musical landscapes that reaffirm Khruangbin's reputation as masters of genre fusion and purveyors of sonic bliss.


Fifteen Fifty-Three | May Ninth | Ada Jean | Farolim De Felgueiras | Pon Pon | Todavia Viva | Juegos Y Nubes | Hold Me Up (Thank You) | Caja De La Sala | Three From Two | A Love International | Les Petits Gris

PRESALE - Joe Armon-Jones - Wrong Side of Town (Aquarii)

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Joe Armon-Jones teams up with Hak Baker & Nubya Garcia on new EP Wrong Side Of Town.

Wrong Side Of Town is the first in a series of releases on Aquarii dedicated to a tradition of ‘dub’ music. Now recognised as an intrinsic part of the UK musical landscape, dub music evolved from the music brought to the country by the first wave of Caribbean immigrants in the 1950s and 60s, a continuum that also takes in more contemporary genres of British music such such as jungle, drum & bass, dubstep, grime, and more.

This is exemplified by ‘Nubya’s Side Of Town’, an example of the traditional ‘horns cut’ that would appear on the b-side of roots reggae 12”s in the 70s and 80s, and which on this release is provided by Nubya Garcia, one of the most celebrated saxophonists in the UK jazz scene today. ‘Nubya’s Side Of Town’ was also played by legendary UK sound system founder Jah Shaka, in one of his last sessions before his sad passing in April 2023.


Wrong Side Of Town (feat Hak Baker) | Dub Side Of Town | Nubya's Side Of Town (feat Nubya Garcia) | Wrong Side Of The Rhodes

PRESALE - William Devaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got (Demon Records)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 26th April 2024

In the annals of great conscious 70s soul, William DeVaughn will always be remembered thanks to his stand out hit 'Be Thankful For What You Got'. It's an eternal classic, universally relatable, shining a light on the pain of inequality but also charged with hope and humility. The 1974 album it came from gets a reissue treatment from Demon here, helping us look past that Albatross and celebrate how versatile and gifted a singer and songwriter DeVaughn really was. By rights he should be held up alongside Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield as a smooth-voiced beacon of the era who could communicate the complexities of life in Black America in the most stirring, sweetly-sung songs.


Side 1: 1. "Give The Little Man A Great Big Hand" 2. "We Are His Children" 3. "Blood Is Thicker Than Water" 4. "Kiss & Make Up"

Side 2: 1. "Be Thankful For What You Got" 2. "Sing A Love Song" 3. "You Can Do It" 4. "Something's Being Done"

PRESALE - S. Raekwon - Steven (Father/Daughter Records)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 3rd May 2024

“Steven is the sound of me holding a mirror up to and critically reflecting on who I am: the good, the bad, the ugly. It’s about trying to understand the multitudes within me.” - S. Raekwon

Steven Raekwon Reynolds performs as S. Raekwon, but his second LP is simply called Steven. Across ten tracks of furious and subtly strumming guitars, plodding bass riffs, and whispering revelations, S. Raekwon’s newest album strips back sonic and personal layers to present his most vulnerable, yet authentic self.


1. "Steven's Smile" 2. "Old Thing" 3. "Winners & Losers" 4. "The Fight" 5. "The Camel"

6. "If There's No God" 7. "Does The Song Still Sound The Same?" 8. "It's Nothing" 9. "What Love Makes You Do" 10. "Katherine's Song"

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PRESALE - Karate Boogaloo - Hold Your Horses (Colemine Records)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 3rd May 2024

Karate Boogaloo are proud to present Hold Your Horses, a mesmerizing new long-playing disc of original instrumental tunes from Melbourne, Australia's most dedicated.

Sitting at the core of Melbourne's burgeoning movement of cinematic instrumental soul, Karate Boogaloo's roots go deep into the fabric of the DIY soul idiom. A mainstay of the Melbourne underground over the last decade, their now sought-after series of LPs delving into hip-hop sample culture and its relationship to funk music, The 'KB's Mixtapes', are evidence of their long-standing contribution to the development of the Melbourne cinematic soul sound.

Henry Jenkins, Hudson Whitlock, Callum Riley, and Darvid Thor have been playing music together since their playground days. Meeting as high school preteens, these four friends explored the teachings of the great small combo instrumental bands à la Booker T & The MG's and The Meters. With these lessons in one hand and their characteristic sense of goofy humor in the other, the ensuing 15+ years saw Karate Boogaloo develop the kind of shared musical language that can only be built through countless hours spent together existing as friends and musical allies.


1.All Aboard 2.The Early Bird Catches 3.Eyes On The Prize 4.Not For The Last Time 5.PS EmmyLou 6.One Hand One Bounce

7.Onwards & Upwards 8.Family Song (Sing-A-Long) 9.8th Movement 10.Incredible Wonderful 11.There Is No Rush 12.Alighting Lullaby

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PRESALE - Dangermouse & Jemini - Ghetto Pop Life (Lex)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 24th May 2024

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’.


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

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PRESALE - ScHoolboy Q - Blue Lips (Interscope)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 26th April 2024

blue•lips (bloo/lips) n. v. adj. pl. -lipped, syn.. -coonin, -cyanosis
-adj. 1. speecHless, especially as the temporary result of sHock or
some strong emotion. 2. (of a person or mood) sHocked, speecHless, or
embarrassed; the crowd gave me blue lips
-n. 1. a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something 2. coon; tHey were coonin -v. 1. become fully aware of (something) as a fact; understand clearly.


Side A - Funny Guy Pop THank god 4 me Blueslides Yeern 101
Side B - Love Birds Movie Cooties oHio
Side C - Foux First Nunu Back n Love
Side D - Lost Times Germany 86’ Time killers Pig feet Smile

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PRESALE - Lonnie Smith - Funk Reaction (Mr Bongo)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 24th May 2024

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.


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

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

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Estimated Shipping Date: 3rd May 2024

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.

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.



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PRESALE - Larry June & Cardo - The Night Shift (Freeminded)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 19th April 2024

Larry June & prolific producer Cardo have joined forces once again to bring you their latest masterpiece: "The Night Shift," a nocturnal adventure that takes you on a ride through the vivid and pulsating streets of Larry's life, as brought to life by Cardo's distinctive production. Larry June, the San Francisco native known for his smooth, laid-back flow and his unwavering commitment to living a healthy and prosperous lifestyle, seamlessly blends his distinctive style with Cardo's signature production, creating a sound that's as crisp and refreshing as a glass of cold-pressed orange juice. "The Night Shift" is the soundtrack to those late-night drives, providing the perfect backdrop for contemplation and cruising. "The Night Shift" is more than just an album; it's a testament to the chemistry between Larry June and Cardo, two artists at the top of their game. This project is a reminder that, in the still of the night, when the city's lights are aglow, and the world is asleep, Larry June and Cardo are hard at work, crafting music that transcends time and place.

Track Listing:

1. Clocked In 2. Chops on the Blade 3. Ocean Cuisine (feat. 2 Chainz) 4. Love of Money 5. Sweet Lady (feat. Dej Loaf) 6. Pop Out (feat. ScHoolboy Q) 7. Glasshouse Knockin' 8. Without You (Blxst Interlude) 9. GRGP (feat. Too $hort & Peezy) 10. Stickin' and Movin' 11. Won't Wait (feat. Jordan Ward) 12. Let Me Know 13. Made A Way (feat. Payroll Giovanni) 14. Road Runnin' 15. Big Fish (feat. Alemán) 16. The Good Kind

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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

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PRESALE - Nubiyan Twist - Find Your Flame (Strut)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 3rd May 2024

9-piece powerhouse Nubiyan Twist embark on a fresh musical odyssey with their vibrant fourth album 'Find Your Flame’. Over 12-track the band seamlessly weaves together global grooves, soul and jazz; expertly intertwined with electronic elements, horn-led melodies and spontaneous improvisation. The album marks a significant evolution for the group as they welcome Sheffield based vocalist Aziza Jaye to the forefront, adding a fresh dimension of Patois and RnB to their sound.

The heady, sun-drenched release is peppered with impressive collaborations, including musical legends Nile Rodgers and Seun Kuti who bring their trademark disco and afrobeat mastery to tracks ‘Lights Out’ and ‘Carry Me’ respectively.

Track Listing:

A1. Lights Out (Ft. Nile Rodgers) A2. All The Same (Ft. Ria Moran) A3. Woman A4. You Don’t Know Me (Ft. Corto Alto) A5. Carry Me (Ft. Seun Kuti) A6. Battle Isn’t Over
B1. So Mi Stay B2. Pray For Me Part 1 (Ft. NEONE The Wonderer) B3. Pray For Me Part 2 (Ft. K.O.G) B4. Reach My Soul B5. Find Your Flame B6. Slow Breath (Ft. Mamani Keïta)

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PRESALE - Ibibio Sound Machine - Pull The Rope (Merge)

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Estimated Shipping Date: 3rd May 2024

Pull the Rope, the new record by Ibibio Sound Machine, casts the Eno Williams and Max Grunhard–led outfit in a new light. The hope, joy, and sexiness of their music remain, but, further honing the edge of their acclaimed 2022 album Electricity, the connection they aim to foster has shifted venues from the sunny buoyancy of a sunlit festival to a sweat-soaked, all-night dance club.

Track Listing:

Side A 1. Pull the Rope 2. Got to Be Who U Are 3. Fire 4. Them Say 5. Political Incorrect
Side B 6. Mama Say 7. Let My Yes Be Yes 8. Touch the Ceiling 9. Far Away 10. Dance in the Rain

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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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Other Stuff

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

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


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