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wow – all NEW releases now are either MELBOURNE heat or KIWI sweet! Thats PACIFIC soul!

HORATIO LUNA “Local Honey” (30/70 collective) CASSETTE $10

LOCAL Linked to the 30/70 collective….Horatio Luna is a secret collaboration involving some of Melbourne’s most prominent soul musicians. The first instalment being a stripped back UK jazz-house inspired cassette with 30/70’s signature dank wave approach to producing and improvisation. “The embodiment of house music through the lens of post-bop jazz “….a group that is sitting somewhere between the jazz/funk/disco movement of the mid to late seventies but played with the intensity of a Detroit house mix from 86…

HORNS OF LEROY “Horns Of Leroy” (HoL) LP $30

LOCAL Melbourne bringing the New Orleans brass band vibe to our streets and now your lounge room. Eight tracks of sassy heat, shaking your body down to your feet. 3 Originals, 3 covers and 2 brass standards. This is a great piece of Melbourne magic. These guys have seen the funk, been with the funk and will give you the funk back.

DAN WHITE ‘Now You Are Here’ (Cry Baby) 12” $20

LOCAL Whilst hardly regarded for their junglist culture, White proves the spirit is still burning down under with a fine nod to LTJ Bukem, Omni Trio or Steve Gurley in the luhs, recursive amen roll out, Precognitive Dreams, before turning his attentions to crunching late ‘90s Autechre styles with VP3, and melting out into air with the creamy pastel ambient hues of Fearless Freak.

MANTRA “Nowhere to Go (feat E-Swift & J-Ro (Tha Alkaholiks) / Rappers Duality” (ten to two records) 7” $15 – SIGNED and NUMBERED!

LOCAL Only 320 pressed, all hand numbered and signed. Featuring tracks No Where To Go (feat. E-Swift & J-Ro of Tha Alkaholiks) and Rapper’s Duality. Both tracks taken from the EP Scenefour, released November 2015. Super heavy Funky neck snapping heat from MC Mantra.

LORD ECHO “Just Do You feat Mara TK” (soundly records) 12” EP $26

heavyweight KIWI soulful disco HEAT! Just Do You is the first single from underground super-producer Lord Echo’s hotly antici- pated 3rd album ‘Harmonies’. So long has it’s gestation been that it has reached a status reserved only for the mythical and the absurd. Some say it will never be finished with the album devouring its host creator and assuming a life of its own – but this first single proves other wise. Lord Echo emerges from the darkness with a gleaming diamond in his hand – a slice of pure disco dub indulgence with all the rough trimmings that have made him a cult favourite from Tokyo to Trinidad. With the real life concerns of the DJ always foremost in his mind, this 12” has something for every occasion with two different vocals and a radical excursion into the realm of left field disco dub that record collectors sweat over in feverish night dreams of cult record acquisi- tion.

BISHOP SMITH AND THE SENSATIONAL DISCIPLES BAND “Bumps In the Road”(fnr) 7” $14

This bishop’s no gold-cloaked, scepter-wielding, church figure – as the single’s this mad bit of trippy soul – with the Smith singing in a style that’s almost like Screaming Jay Hawkins – over slow-tripping funk that’s very heavy on Hammond organ, and some nicely spaced-out guitar! Even without the vocals, the instrumental side is pretty great – as it lets you focus even more on the psychedelic wah-wah guitar! (Hand numbered limited edition of 250!) Kiwi magic!

REVEREND R.A. YATES AND THE GOSPEL COMMUNICATION “Tight Situation” (fnr) 7” $14

Definitely not your usual gospel single – as the cut’s got a drum break so heavy, it beats most of the secular 45s we’ve got in the racks! The heavy drums, burning Hammond, and a wah-wah guitar bring a very funky vibe to the cut – while the Rev shouts his knowledge over the top! (Hand numbered limited edition of 250!) Done by Kris Holmes of New Zealand

THE SENSATIONAL DISCIPLES / ELDER SMITH “My Own Way / His Voice” (fnr) 7” $14

Funky funky gospel – a contemporary single, but one that feels like one of those unusual soul/spiritual hybrids from the end of the 60s! There’s a raw guitar that struts out the groove at the bottom of “My Own Way” – as a lead singer trades searing vocals with the rest of the group! The flipside’s great, too – a cut that talks about the voice of god, but set to an echoey breakbeat that’s totally outta sight! (Hand numbered limited edition of 250!) More kiwi goodness!

BACK IN STOCK

KARATE BOOGALOO “ These Are The JB’s / The Joy Of Giving (The Drummer Some)” (Northside Records) 7” $14

RENNIE FOSTER feat MOKA ONLY ”Do IT Like Hip Hop” (mslx) 7” $16

CONSUMER WATCHDAWGZ ‘Consumer Watchdawgz’ (Butter Sessions) 12” $20

DD DUMBO ‘Utopia Defeated’ (4AD) LP $42

FRANK OCEAN “Endless” 2LP $35

JOHN COLTRANE “Blue Train” (blue note) $40

JOHN COLTRANE “My Favourite Things / Africa / Brass” 2LP $46

NINA SIMONE “At Newport / Forbidden Fruit” 2LP $46

ROMARE “”Love Song Pt 2” (ninja Tune) 2LP $45

SNOOP DOGG “Doggystyle” 2LP $46

TKAY MAIDZA ‘Tkay’ (Dew Process) LP $50

PEACE “Black Power” LP $48 – ZAMROCK!

NGOZI FAMILY “Day Of Judgement” LP $42 – ZAMROCK!

HAILU MERGIA & DALAK BAND “Wede HArer Guzo” LP $42

ABY NGANA DIOP “Liltal” LP $36

HAILU MERGIA & THE WALIAS “Tche Belew” LP $36

NO ZU “Afterlife” (Chapter musci) LP $26

THE FRIGHTENERS “Nothing More TO Say” (Daptone records) LP $35

SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS “Miss Sharon JonesOST” (daptone records) 2LP $48

THE BUDOS BAND “III” (daptone records) LP $35

THE BUDOS BAND “Burnt Offering” (dapsone records) LP $35

NAOMI SHELTON & THE GOSPEL QUEENS “What Have YOuDone, My Brother” (dapsone records) LP $35

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB “Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall” 2LP $55

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB “Lost and Found HQ” 2LP $45

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB “BUena Vista Social Club” 2LP $55

AFROCUBISM “afrocubism” (world circuit) 2LP $55

IDRIS MUHAMMAD “Black Rhythm Revolution” LP $34

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE “The 11th Sky” LP $42

SLUM VILLAGE “Fantastic Vol 2” 2LP $42

DJ FORMAT’S PSYCH OUT various 2LP $42

KENYA SPECIAL vol 2 various 2LP $55

PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH “Mecca & The Soul Brother” 2LP $48

STRANGE BREAKS & MR THING vol 2 2LP $45

OTIS REDDING “Sings Soul Ballads” 2LP $42

KMD “Black Bstrds” 2LP $58

NEW THANGS

KARATE BOOGALOO “ These Are The JB’s / The Joy Of Giving (The Drummer Some)” (Northside Records) 7” $14

LOCAL Australia’s first ever XMAS FUNK 45. In keeping with the classic tradition of rocking the funk over X-MAS we get to release a tribute to James Brown on the 10th Anniversary of his death. The first ever release from KARATE BOOGALOO (The Rhythm Section of the Cactus Channel) is set to scorch your speakers. With a respectful cover of the song that would introduce James and the band the boys make is super funky! Recoded in front of a live crowd this is the bomb!! The b side features an orginial song about giving! Nows the time!!! The tracks pops off on a super fun bass line. Then Hudson stretched out on the drums at the end in a Clyde show of respect. A piece of soulful Australian history. Look forward to more heat from the KB’s soon! 

In order to help you feel the Joy Of Giving we will sell them for $14 each or you can get 5 for $50 to help spread XMAS soulful joy. The first 150 will come with a commemorative sleeve. This is a release I am PROUD of….

DOING IT IN LAGOS : Boogie, Pop & Disco in Lagos in 1980’s Nigeria VARIOUS (soundway) 3LP + 7” + download + 8 [page booklet $55

Keeping their unbeaten record intact, Soundway Records present a new compilation of twenty rare and mostly unavailable tracks from the slick and sassy world of Nigerian pop music and club culture of the early 1980s. Buoyed by an explosive oil boom and a return to democracy after a series of military dictatorships, Nigeria’s economy in the years of the early ’80’s was mirrored by its recording industry as countless young artists and groups hit the airwaves and dancefloors of the capital and beyond. It was a glossy, brash new form of pop music born out of ashes of late 1970s disco and funk and, just as in America, was the soundtrack to a new generation for whom money, style and flirtation trumped the overblown psychedelia of the previous decade. Eager to sound as American as possible with no hint of the fervor for afro-beat, afro-rock and afrocentric thinking that the 1970s had thrown up, a new generation of young artists and performers turned their backs on their cultural roots in music and sought a new kind of stardom and fame firmly connected to the glossy, snazzy world of the 1980s that was erupting in the USA and Europe. The 1970s flares and cuban heels began to disappear, in their place came sleek suits, rolled-up sleeves, bow-ties, jumpsuits, leather jackets, greased hair and a firm nod in the stylistic direction of Michael Jackson.

AZIMUTH “Freedom” (far out) LP $28

Since the passing of keyboard maestro Jose Roberto Bertrami in 2012, remaining members Ivan Conti and Alex Malheiros have worked tirelessly to keep the spirit of Azymuth alive, and to continue the legacy of Bertrami’s genius. But Fênix also marks a new era as the Azymuth trio is complete once again, by special guest keyboardist Kiko Continentino. A hugely talented pianist, composer and arranger, Kiko has worked with the likes of Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil and Djavan, and the fresh energy and inspiration he has brought to the group is undeniable. The album also features Brazilian percussion legend Robertinho Silva, one of Brazil’s most important and influential players. From the disco-carnival title track to sunny jazz-funk head-nodder Orange Clouds, through to the deep-space samba Corumbá, Azymuth have drawn upon five decades of consummate craftsmanship.

JOSE MAURO “Obnoxious” (quartin /  far out)) LP $32

A firm favourite amongst a small circle of deep diggers including Madlib, Gilles Peterson, and Floating Points. Jose Mauro’s mournful and melancholic vocals create a dark, brooding atmosphere that stands in contrast to the usual joyfulness and high-spirited rhythm of the more prominent Brazilian music of the era. Despite this air of foreboding, Mauro’s confident baritones, chord patterns and sumptuous arrangements have the ability to induce in the listener an almost trance-like state of ecstasy. Mauro’s long hidden masterpiece, a complex and uniquely stunning work is being offered the chance to be heard by the wider audience it has always deserved. A second Jose Mauro release, A Viagem Des Horas, compiling more incredible tracks unreleased in Mauro’s lifetime, will follow, alongside other unreleased jewels from the Quartin catalogue, from the likes of Piri and Victor Assis Brasil…

FEELING GOOD: Funk Soul & Deep Jazz Gems: The Supreme Sound Of Producer Bob Shad various  (strut) 2LP $48

Wewantsounds is back with “Feeling Good”, a compilation of rare Spiritual Jazz and Funk grooves culled from legendary Producer Bob Shad’s Mainstream Records. Alice Clark’s cult classic “Never Did I Stop Loving You” features here alongside many gems uncovered for the first time. Working with titans such as Charlie Parker and Lightnin’ Hopkins in the 40s, founding the EmArcy jazz label in the 50s and discovering Janis Joplin in the 60s, Bob Shad has had an incredible influence. TDrenched in modal Fender Rhodes keys, spiritual sax and flute solos, deep percussions and funky beats, these albums have slowly been rediscovered by a new generation of DJs, hip hop producers and vinyl junkies. Afrique’s classic “House of the Rising Funk” and its funky wah wah frenzy to Hadley Caliman’s deep jazz Flute ode; From one of Clark Terry’s famous Mumbles (Shad produced the original with Oscar Peterson) to Jack Wilkins’ “Red Clay” sampled by both A Tribe Called Quest and Chance the Rapper. A Soul Music lover, Shad also excelled in soul divas and produced Ellerine Harding, Maxine Weldon and of course the mighty Alice Clark. Carmen McRae, one of Shad’s long time collaborators, gives a soulful, conga-led version of the classic Feelin’ Good a song made famous by Nina Simone. 

LETHERETTE “Last Night On The Planet” (ninja Tune) LP $38

Letherette return with their second album for Ninja Tune. Imbued with the duo’s signature warmth and distinctive swing, “Last Night On The Planet” is ten tracks deep and runs the gamut from hip-hop (featuring raps from Rejjie Snow and Stones Throw’s Pyramid Vritra), to straight-up four-to-the-floor house trax, uptempo ‘80s R&B-inspired dancefloor heaters, and deeper, introspective downtempo moments (blessed by Jed & Lucia of Ubiquity Records). With a wide range of RIYL artists including Lone, MCDE, Lapaluz and Flako, don’t let the street ready rap of “Momma” lull you into thinking this is gonna be a straight up hip-hop LP

RAS_G “Bakers Dozen” (fat beats) LP $42

Fat Beats Records is proud to present the fourth installment of Baker’s Dozen, an exclusive vinyl series that shines a light on the best minds of instrumental hip-hop, ambient, and electronic music. Each installment gives one artist carte blanche to capture their signature sound. This edition features Los Angeles based producer Ras_G. Every volume features one artist and twelve tracks, and comes equipped with a 5 x 7″ postcard insert that features a photo of the artist’s workspace along with the equipment used in their music-making process as well as a personal narrative of how they got into beat making in the first place. 

ODION IRUOJE “Down To Earth” (soundway) LP $48

Soundway Records are to release the only self-tiled LP released by Nigeria’s number-one producer of the 1970s and early ‘80s, ‘Sound President’ Odion Iruoje. Originally produced on his own label Odion Ltd and released in 1983, this over-looked and obscure LP was orig- inally only ever distributed in small numbers back in the early 1980s. Iruoje is credited as being the man who signed Fela Kuti to EMI Nigeria and produced all of Fela’s revolutionary early material from 1970-73. Part disco, part Nigerian rap, Afro-funk & Juju it’s a unique and at times eccentric blend of Nigerian music that certainly deserves another look after all these years. 

SIDIKU BUARI “Anokwar” (truth) (soundway) 12” $26

Ghanaian Afro funk and Boogie from Sidiku Buari is the focus of the next Soundway 12″. On the A side a classic Ghana style afro funk cut recorded at Ghana Film Studios has a characteristic Lo-Fi sound led by George Amissah’s (Ebo Taylor, K. Frimpong, Uhuru Dance Band) trademark sax over a squelchy synth and drum groove. The two tracks are taken from an obscure 12″ release from 1983 that unfortunately had a pressing defect on “Anokwar”, so with some twiddling and editing Hide & Smile have restored it ready for some overdue dance-floor use once again.

THE BEGINNING OF THE END “Funky Nassau” (alston) LP $25

Seminal early 70’s Bahamian Funk of the highest order! The debut LP from the Munnings brothers legendary outfit. “Funky Nassau” is one of the most sought after Soul/Funk records ever with it’s highly original blend of US black music styles and Bahamian roots. A very famous band in their native Nassau, the group only had 2 full length albums under their belts along with a slew of 45 singles but have managed to stamp their name on the ears and minds of record lovers since they first burst onto the scene. The obvious track to reference here is the title track “Funky Nassau” a breakbeat fuelled monster dance cut that has supplied hungry samplers with sounds for decades (everyone from The Prodigy & The Roots among those who have used the cavernous drum break!), the rest of this excellent LP also includes the amazing Funk of “Come Down” and a whole host of other brilliant sun-drenched tracks.

SEKUOIA ‘Trips’ (Up My Alley) 12” $20

Sekuoia’s debut EP from 2012, remastered and with new artwork. Music that effortlessly bridges ambient, hip hop and electronica.

MIEUX ‘Neufant’ (Up My Alley) 12” $20

Vienna duo Mieux’s debut EP entitled “Neufant”. Whilst the 4 tracks on “Neufant” still showcase a level of thought-through arrangement skills and advanced musicianship they just don’t allow the head to take the steering wheel at any time. Feet first.
Drawing influences from house, juke and current UK Bass Music this EP carries a very unique musical vision – Next level club music that even grows on your home stereo, if you will.

MIEUX ‘Neufant – The Remixes’ (Up My Alley) 12” $20

Mieux’s debut EP ‘Neufant’ gets the remix treatment by Athens based production duo We Sink, Copenhagen’s latest sensation Sekuoia, London’s own Kelpe and last but not least HADE from Cologne, all delivering outstanding and forward thinking takes on the already smashing originals released on UpMyAlley.

JOHN SCOTT “SATANS SLAVE OST” (moscovitch music) LP $28

This Holy Grail/black magic British jazz soundtrack from 1976 is the most requested movie score of cult film composer and top English jazz flautist & saxophonist JOHN SCOTT. This is an essential album for fans of rare library music and horror soundtracks! Satan’s Slave’ is the latest release from Moscovitch Music (Terror/Prey), the brainchild of producer/compiler Joel Martin (Quiet Village/Velvet Season & The Hearts of Gold/Maxxi & Zeus) whose ‘de Wolfe Music’ compilations ‘Bite Hard/Bite Harder’ are considered essential primers of the library genre.

THE JOHNNY SCOTT QUINTET “FRAGMENT OST” (moscovitch music) 7” $15

The 7-song score to cult horror movie director NORMAN J. WARREN’s unique 11-minute short, this is of unheard British jazz from the 60’s.

RENNIE FOSTER feat MOKA ONLY ”Do IT Like Hip Hop” (mslx) 7” $16

Canada’s Rennie Foster isn’t afraid to break new ground – he’s already bravely pushed saxophone acid for example. Here he’s moved on to retro hip-house, with the classic mix of “Do It Like Hip Hop” fusing 90s organ-bass house (think Robin S) with vintage interview clips of rappers explaining themselves. It’s a potent mix that lends itself to a more thoughtful dancefloor experience. Electro-house producer Spiltmilk, rolls up with a stripped back 4/4 version with some pretty squelchy low-end.

DAP DROP

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS “Dap Dippin With” (daptone Records) LP $35

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS “Naturally” (daptone Records) LP $35

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS “Soul Time” (daptone Records) LP $35

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS “Give the People What They Want” (daptone Records) LP $35

CHARLES BRADLEY “No TIme For Dreaming” (Daptone) LP $35

CHARLES BRADLEY “Victim Of Love” (daptone) LP $35

THE OLYMPIANS “The Olympians” (dapsone) LP $35

THE FRIGHTNRS “Nothing More To Say” (daptone) LP $35
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AMY WINEHOUSE “Back To Back” (universal) LP $42
BADBADNOTGOOD “IV” (innovative leisure) 2LP $42
COMMON “Resurrection” LP $30
CONSUMER WATCHDAWGZ ‘Consumer Watchdawgz’ (Butter Sessions) 12” $20
CYMANDE “Cymande” (janus) LP $30
DD DUMBO ‘Utopia Defeated’ (4AD) LP $42
DIAMOND D & THE PSYCHOTIC NEUROTICS “Stunts Blunts & Hip Hop” (mercury) 2LP $35
ELZA SOARES “The Woman At The End Of The World” (maisum records)) LP $34
EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS “Dawn” (hope street Records) LP $28 LOCAL HEAT!
FRANK OCEAN “Unreleased, MISC. Vol. 2” 2LP $38
J DILLA “Donuts” (stones throw) 2LP $42 – smile cover
JACKY WINTER “Jacky Winter double EP” (Very Rare Animals) LP $28
JAYLIB “Champion Sound” (Stones throw) 2LP $42
JOHN COLTRANE “Blue Train” (blue note) $40
KNOWLEDGE “Anthology” (stones throw) 2LP $45
LORD FINESSE & DJ MIKE SMOOTH “Funky Technician” (wild pitch) LP $30
MARVIN GAYE “Whats Going On” (motown) LP $30
MIGUEL DE DEUS “Black Soul Brothers” (groove Records) LP $45
MILTON WRIGHT “Spaced” (alston) LP $25
ROMARE “”Love Song Pt 2” (ninja Tune) 2LP $45
SHAPESHIFTER ‘Stars’ (Art Inc) 2LP $42
SKULL SNAPS “Skull Snaps” (gsf) LP $30
SNOOP DOGG “Doggystlye” 2LP $46
STEVIE WONDER “Talking Book” (motown) LP $30
THE BABY HUEY STORY ‘The Living Legend” (curtom) LP $35
THE METERS “Look-Ka PyPy” (josie) LP $35
THE ROY AYERS UBIQUITY “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” (polydor) LP $30 – yellow vinyl
TKAY MAIDZA ‘Tkay’ (Dew Process) LP $50

NEW THANGS

JACKIE WINTER “Jackie Winter double EP” (Very Rare Animals) LP $28

LOCAL ‘No rules, my friends, my money’ is how Melbourne’s Phil Gionfriddo AKA JACKY WINTER went about making his self-titled 2nd LP. Released digitally as a pair of EPs – ‘The Nails’ and ‘Every Bump’, this 12” comprises a body of sideways Dancefloor jams that took Winter to Manhattan six times to work with producer Matt Verta-Ray (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion). Breakbeat at it’s core it bounces pure pop exploration against the lifetime of a twisted guitarist, drive radio DJ and pub cleaner. Bored with singers who hide behind their instruments and electronic artists that wilt under the fog of laptop reverb, Winter turned lead singer with a skinny microphone, MPC2500 and a massive bass stack to throw it. Hugely popular on 3RRR and PBS FM, tracks feature collaborations with GL’s Ella Thompson and Graeme Pogson, Dorsal Fins’ Liam McGorry and Jarrad Brown, Spinning Rooms’ Pete Dickinson, Amy Franz of Super Wild Horses and Dirtbombs’ Mick Collins. Released on NYC’s Very Rare Animals, the LP comes gatefold with download card, incredible watercolours by revered American pop-artist Mark Mulroney and is limited worldwide to 300 copies. It’s got hip hop in its veins!

THE TRAFFIC “Bangarang / Fire” (Choi Records) 7” $16

LOCAL repress! The Debut release from Choi Records is a funk 45 by brand new Australian band, The Traffic, which includes of some of Melbourne’s best players. A brainstorm band brought together by producer/drummer Ivan Khatchoyan (Cookin’ on 3 Burners, Mayfield) The band was recorded/mixed/produced in Melbourne Australia at Choi Production Studios FTG. over 2-3 weeks. The result is a stompin 45 with two great covers played instrumental style. Side A is Fire by Jimi Hendrix. A Classic reformed to become a BBoy style funk epic dance off number. Side B is the awesome Bangarang By Skrillex done in a funk/dance groove and captures the essence of this hard hitting track.

THE TRAFFIC “White Lines / Smack My Pitch Up” (Choi Records) 7” $16

LOCAL repress! Choi Records second installment of funk from The Traffic takes on 2 great covers by ground breaking ol skool artist Grandmaster Flash and the dark big-beat specialists The Prodigy. The Traffic are a brainstorm band brought together by producer/drummer Ivan Khatchoyan (Cookin’ on 3 Burners, Mayfield) The band was recorded/mixed/produced/mastered in Melbourne Australia at Choi Production Studios FTG. over the course of the year. The result is a stompin 45 with two great covers played instrumental style.

Side A is White Lines by Grandmaster Flash. Another ol skool hip-hop groundbreaking dance number from 1983 transformed instrumentally to be a hard-funk Bboy track.

Side B is the hard hitting Smack My Pitch Up(slight name change :)) by none other than the legendary big beats of the Prodigy.

GATOR BOOTS ‘Gator Boots Vol. 7 INXXXWEL’ (Soul Clap) $20

LOCAL Fresh housed up edits from local producer Inkswel. Limited copies!

SHAPESHIFTER ‘Stars’ (Art Inc) 2LP $42

Shapeshifter NZ solidify their out-of-this-world status with their sixth studio album Stars, out now!Melding a progressive bass music approach with their definitive core elements – hypnotic electronic textures, barreling backbeats and the driving vocals of P Digsss – Stars pushes their stadium-sized sound to new heights. Recorded between their New Brighton and Auckland studios, Shapeshifter NZ spent six months writing tunes and ideas before setting down the album at Auckland’s Roundhead Studios with The Upbeats’ Dylan Jones and Jeremy Glenn. That interstellar result includes a tracklisting of 11 expertly crafted tunes – tracks which travel between the summer-time anthem of lead single ‘Stars’ and the cosmic craftings of ‘Her’, to the driving dance anthem ‘Eternal’ and darker corners of ‘Ex Machina’. It’s cohesive collection which blends their signature heavy soul and explosive drum ‘n bass sound, all the while exploring space-sized synths and electric, energetic, genre-defying avenues. Their first album since the platinum selling Delta in 2013 – a release that also bore platinum single ‘In Colour’ – Stars marks the welcome return of one of New Zealand’s finest.

TKAY MAIDZA ‘Tkay’ (Dew Process) LP $50

LOCAL Tkay Maidza burst onto the electronic music scene in 2014 with her debut EP Switch Tape. The Australian singer/rapper earned comparisons to established artists like MIA and Banks upon its release, and the singles “Switch Lanes” and “MOB” both made strong impressions on the charts. Maidza was born in Zimbabwe, but she and her family moved to Adelaide, Australia when she was five. She went on to study architecture at the University of South Australia, but quit her studies to become a full-time musician. She was only 17 when she released her debut single, “Brontosaurus,” after taking part in an artists’ development program in Adelaide. Following on from the success of Switch Tape, Maidza set about recording her debut long-player. The lead single, “Carry On,” appeared in 2016 and featured Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike.

DD DUMBO ‘Utopia Defeated’ (4AD) LP $42

LOCAL Sprawling, funky, ambitious—D.D Dumbo is a pop outcast with serious wanderlust. That the Castlemaine resident (real name: Oliver Perry) can plunge you into kaleidoscopic daydreams (“In the Water”, “Toxic City”) as easily he can make your backbone slide (“Satan”, “Walrus”) speaks to his abilities. Fluent in multiple styles and instruments, Utopia Defeated moves with confident ease and grace—the work of a restless perfectionist searching for, and finding, the perfect sound in his head.

JOHN COLTRANE ‘A Love Supreme’ (Impulse!) LP $34

ESSENTIAL reissue of a VERY important record. Spiritual jazz starts here.

BEASTIE BOYS, THE ‘Ill Communication’ (Capitol) 2LP $46

By 1994 the Beasties had settled into their cultural role as the grand arbiters of cool, and Ill Communication is pretty much a catalog of coolness: live funk, a bit of hardcore, ingenious samples of obscure records, keyboards by analogue master Money Mark, guest shots by Q-Tip and Biz Markie, MCA’s cop-show metal number “Sabotage,” and the inevitable cascade of witty old-school rhymes. But it’s also a surprisingly mature record from a band that had, after all, been at it for 12 years already. The original jazz-funk instrumentals hold their own with the group’s favorite sample sources.

CONSUMER WATCHDAWGZ ‘Consumer Watchdawgz’ (Butter Sessions) 12” $20

LOCAL Our milestone tenth release brings the worldwide debut of Consumer Watchdawgz, a collaboration between two mysterious figures from down under. Experience a techno expedition to the dry waves of the central desert and moist air in the eastern tropics, featuring dubbed out forward thinking rhythms and other-worldly electronics, for earth people!

GALIX presents “Broken Heart” (a broken heart shaped thumb drive on a chain in a velvet bag) $15

LOCAL it contains 2 mixes from GALIX featuring tracks from Micah Levi, Quiet Village, Arthur Russell & Kane Ikin. 100 only! Good/silver

A.B. ORIGINAL “Reclaim Australia” (Bad Apples Music) 2LP $42

LOCAL landmark album. Thats right, this is a significant cultural work of art! A Brash, tough, funky wake up to white Australia that things are not OK down under. This is an important release in our nations history. Working hand in hand with the radio station JJJ that helps promote them, this is a scream that January the 26th is NOT a day to party (The Hottest 100). CHANGE GONNA COME baby! This will make it happen. To the music. It is hip hop that is resonating with the people charting on iTunes (#2) and drawing on the American West Coast funky sound of protest that NWA began in the early nineties this is an up to date manifesto. Guests used are legends Guilty Simpson and King T and the local legends Dan Sultan, Caiti Baker, Thelma Plum, Hau, Gurrumul and the the mostness of ARCHIE ROACH. This album will start more discussions than it will end. Very limited pressing. With beautiful textured gatefold vinyl. WOW.

DORSAL FINS ‘Digital Zodiac’ (Remote Control) LP $35

LOCAL Dorsal Fins have released their new album Digital Zodiac, the songs on Digital Zodiac feel born of the kind of musical collaboration that can only be described as joyous: at turns frenetic, laconic, overblown and understated. Digital Zodiac is a decidedly more laid-back affair than its predecessor, 2015’s Mind Renovation. When asked how he manages to keep cohesion on a record so full of musical ideas, Liam McGorry warns, “It’s not graceful. Throw it at the wall and see what sticks.” For a band that is adored for its eclecticism, finding a characteristic that unites each song from Digital Zodiac might seem difficult, but there is no doubt that what defines this record is its sense of wholeness. To say it sounds like a well-maintained machine denies the album of its visceral, human flourishes, but the moving parts within Digital Zodiac function so harmoniously that there’s something stunning about their mechanics — it truly sounds like nine moving as one.

BOJASS “Invisible Desert” (Poorboy Records) LP $50

LOCAL Be transported to a place behind the nothingness, beyond the unimagining, amongst the weeds of forever. Bohjass is Tim Pledger’s longest running band. Bohjass began in 1986 as a trio called Bohemian Jazz. They keep the freak flag flying for more freaky jazz coming straight outta 3070. Thats Northcote, this time. Wild head trip jazzzzzz that starts you at the fire then sends you off into tomorrow. Driven by two drummers and two other percussionists this is a pulsing jazz jam. With spiritual groove at the forefront of the mind, get on board.

SCRAPS “Think” (Moontown Records) EP $23

LOCAL TTNIK (pronounced Titanic) is her latest full length, its a hard one to pin down – Call it club music with luscious cosmic sunburn ~ Addictive, playful and sludgy synth pop that works just as well in a club setting as it does booming through the walls of a dilapidated weatherboard queenslander on a steamy afternoon. It is an absolute pleasure and honour to be releasing SCRAPS latest album TTNIK through Moontown ~ We hope you enjoy just as much as we do. “The synthpop of Brisbane’s Scraps (Laura Hill) is described by her US label Not Not Fun as “alienated karaoke”. It’s spot on. She is both solo and solitary sounding, making music to dance to, despondently.

BRAND NUBIAN “One For All” (Elektra) 2LP$48

Pure greatness from Brand Nubian at their early best! The Nubes’ have made a handful of solid-to-great albums, but none could top this essential debut. Grand Puba, Sadat X and Lord Jamar are on point with the politicized rhymes over classic early 90s jazzed up, funky beats, built from now well known breaks – and truly raising the bar for classic east coast production.

ADRIAN YOUNGE presents THE ELECTRONIQUE VOID – THE INSTRUMENTALS” (Linear Labs) LP $38

Adrian Younge calls The Electronique Void an academic album, by which he means it is both instructional and informational. The science of love, its formulas and if-then constraints, causal relationships and observable properties, is best taught experientially, but learning it hurts so, so bad. Music, especially electronic music, reliant as it is on abstraction and unrepentant as it is about hijacking your physiological responses to tempo and rhythm and dynamics, is a way to get there without going through it. Electronic music as practiced and developed by pioneers like Dick Hyman and Raymond Scott and Wendy Carlos is precise and intentional. In making his first electronic album, Younge took his cues from them, reminding a contemporary audience what a synthesizer, deep in its heart, really could be.

KARRIEM “I Love You” (Pashlo) 12” $20

Many hardened disco diggers have long dreamed of finding a copy of Karriem’s super-sweet 1979 single, “I Love You”. It has a reputation for being one of the harder disco records to find, with copies of the original Pashlo Records release changing hands for serious sums online. Happily, Favorite Recordings has gone to the trouble of licensing it, offering this re-issue in replica artwork (complete with lyrics on the back sleeve). “I Love You” itself is near perfect, with Karriem’s fine vocals and killer electric piano solos riding a loose disco groove full of clipped guitars and rich percussion. Like the original 12″, this version boasts the superior extended mix, and a tighter edited version.

VARIOUS “Mr Bongo Record Club Vol.1” (Mr Bongo) 2LP $38

The first instalment in our new ‘Mr Bongo Record Club’ compilation series – a selection of favourites, recent discoveries and sought after obscurities, which form the basis of our DJ sets and our radio show of the same name. Including cuts by Claudia, Cortex, Dave Pike Set, Fruko, Neno Exporta Som, Connie Laverne, Barbosa and more. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

VARIOUS “Ivore Promotion EP” (Sofrito) 12” $20

A double shot of vital Soukous / Coupé Décalé hybrids out of Abidjan & Paris – available on 12″ vinyl. A Side: “Nassima” is a deep hybrid of Soukous and Highlife, recorded in Abidjan in 1975 by the mysterious Bazaré D. Pablo. Thumping percussion, intricate guitar, ethereal vocals and a solid bassline add up to a perennial Sofrito classic that never fails. B Side: Atalaku 8 – a Paris-based Ivoirien/Congolese group operating out of the legendary Kos studio – lay down a seriously funky house-tempo Coupé Décalé track, topped off with a Siwo dub.

VARIOUS “Haiti Direct EP ” (Sofrito) 12” $20

Hypnotic Carnival rhythms, DIY electro and Compas experiments from Haiti… Claudette & Ti Pierre’s 1979 version of the folk song ‘Zanmi Camarade’ jumps straight out of leftfield. Haunting vocals are accompanied by a heavy drum machine and arpeggiated synth backing for a Kraftwerk-in-Port-au-Prince vibe. Stockholm’s Tropical Treats crew give the track the subtle edit treatment, bringing out the bass and rounding off the sound. Ti Marcel‘s rugged, hypnotic Rara track ‘Nan Point La Vie‘ is dominated by the single-note ‘Vaksin’ bamboo flute – nature’s sub-bass – and comes to life with Siwo‘s one-take drum machine update, a serious carnival mover. On the B-side the Ibo Combo cover Coupé Cloué’s evergreen ‘Mateau’, adding beautiful horn arrangements to the acoustic original for a masterclass in the Mini Jazz sound. Les Loups Noirs offer up ‘Pile ou Face’ (heads or tails), an unhinged slice of psychedelic compas, replete with swirling organs, screeching vocals and a heavy bassline.

ROMARE ‘Love Songs Part Two’ (Ninja Tune) 2LP $45

The results are as varied as they are electrifying. First single ‘Who Loves You?’ starts with a hard four-to-the-floor, a tight swirl of strings and the kind of b-line which recalls the greatest moments of punk-funk. ‘Come Close To Me’ has the sort of unquantized swing which Theo Parrish would be proud of. ‘Je T’Aime’ comes on as if disco had been invented by the Irish. ‘L.U.V.’ takes a moment of unalloyed beauty and then resolves into a lowdown groove, a kind of unlatched funk which will set pants swinging. ‘All Night’ is a good-time floorfiller. Album closer ‘My Last Affair’ is swinging, slinky and trippy by turns. ‘Honey’ builds from a kind of nursery rhyme simplicity into a psychedelic hymn. All of this packaged with beautiful artwork drawn by Fairhurst himself.“I’ve tried to cover different areas,” Fairhurst explains, “from sexual urges to tender first encounters, from affairs to the questioning of one’s love.” Whatever Romare does, though, it’s held together by his own unique aesthetic, a sonic signature which stamps everything he does as his and his alone.

VARIOUS ‘80s Groove: Original 12” Mixes’ (Rhino) 2LP $44

The 12” DANCE series is dedicated to showcasing the finest rare original 12” remixes and extended versions of crowd-pleasing, floor-filling classics. From the Disco, Soul, Rare Groove and Funk mixes of the 70’s, to the Groove, Hip Hop/Electro & Techno/House of the 80’s and the Acid Jazz, Indie, R&B, Rap & Club/House of the 90’s, 12” DANCE will deliver a lovingly curated selection of both the commercial big hitters and the underground cult club classics! This 2LP collection presents the finest in soul, funk, disco and jazz-funk mixes of the era, from feel-good old school classics to dance-floor anthems to underground club classics featuring artists such as Gwen McCrae, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Jocelyn Brown, Sister Sledge and many more…

NICOLAS JAAR ‘Sirens’ (Other People) LP $42

LIMITED EDITION VINYL features white scratch-off ink and a 25 cent piece cased in a plastic outer sleeve. Each copy will be unique, as the quarter will move around the plastic sleeve in transit creating its own pattern. This is intentional, so any scratches that appear on the front cover when the vinyl arrives is a result of this. Sirens is the highly anticipated second full-length LP from Nicholas Jaar, the Chilean-born electronic music producer, mixing engineer and DJ. A prolific artist with a wide palette of talents, Jaar spent his teenage years in dance music circles in New York City, where he now resides. In 2011, he released his debut album, the critically-acclaimed Space is Only Noise. In 2012, he was contributed to BBC Radio 1’s prestigious ‘Essential Mix’ series, winning ‘Essential Mix of the Year’ In 2013, Matador released the debut album from Darkside, Jaar’s project with his friend Dave Harrington. The band toured the record with a giant, rotating circular mirror, with key performances at Primavera Sound and Coachella. Other notable projects by Jaar include From Scratch, a live concept first developed for MOMA PS1, Pomegranates, an ambient record and alternate soundtrack to the Armenian film The Colour of Pomegranates, and the original soundtrack for´Dheepan, a thriller by the French filmmaker Jacque Audiard about a family of Sri Lankan refugees living in the suburbs of Paris. Dheepan won the Palme D’Or at Cannes in 2015. Jaar is the founder of the New York based imprint Other People, releasing music and spoken word by a diverse group of artists ranging from Lydia lunchto Ezekiel Honig.

JOHN BARRY “WALKABOUT ost” (Roundtable) LP $38

LOCAL A lost paradise, a lost innocence, and a lost culture; these are the dominant themes presented in Nicolas Roeg’s 1971 masterpiece Walkabout, a survival story of two children lost in the scorched Australian wilderness. Together with other seminal Australian surrealistic outback films, (e.g. Wake In Fright) Walkabout was a film that reshaped the Australian film industry and defined the country’s New Wave. On the cusp of the film’s 45th anniversary it is pertinent to observe that the film’s original soundtrack has also been considered lost. Composed and conducted by the acclaimed British film composer John Barry, the score is a hallucinogenic mix of exotic romanticism, children’s nursery rhyme and potent psychedelic experimentation. For decades, the consensus among soundtrack circles was that the master tapes were officially missing with little chance that the music would ever see a legitimate release, but The Roundtable is pleased to announce that this is no longer the case. The complete soundtrack to one of cinema history’s most visually spellbinding films has now finally been re-discovered, sourced from the original stereo master tapes and prepared to the guidelines of the original ill-fated 1970s LP release.

CHARLES WAIN “THE LAST WAVE ost” (Roundtable) LP $38

LOCAL The Last Wave (also known as Black Rain in the US) was the final chapter in a trilogy of films scripted and directed by the leading auteur of the Australian New Wave, Peter Weir. Beginning in 1974 with the absurdist black comedy-horror The Cars That Ate Paris, and followed a year later by the lush gothic mystery Picnic At Hanging Rock, The Last Wave was a landmark in existential horror. Sitting alongside other Australian eco-terror films (e.g. Long Weekend) the film featured a haunting electronic soundtrack that is as mysterious and beguiling as the spiritual themes of the film itself. With no LP issued after the film’s premiere in 1977, and together with the mystery surrounding the true identity of its enigmatic composer ‘Charles Wain’, the score is a largely unheard recording of pioneering experimental film electronics, easily compared to the music that contemporaries Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream were composing for Australian films during the same period or the electronic soundtracks of John Carpenter. Tense atonal electronics, synthesizer drones and m anipulated Didjeridu all perfectly capture the film’s ominous atmosphere, punctuating the slow hypnotic pace of this brooding supernatural thriller.

PINK FLOYD “The Dark Side Of The Moon” (pinkfloyd) LP $42

Pink Floyd’s 1973 commercial breakthrough album needs no introduction. Lush, immaculate production augments the slow, atmospheric soundscapes of neo-psychedelic rock to jazz fusion and blues-rock. And now it’s better. Originally released in 1973, The Dark Side of The Moon became Pink Floyd’s first #1 album in the U.S., remaining on the chart for 741 weeks between 1973 and 1988. One of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of all time, The Dark Side of The Moon also introduced the simple and bold iconic album cover artwork by Hipgnosis, which features a prism representing the band’s stage lighting. Cut by expert cutting engineer Doug Sax and overseen by James Guthrie for the best sound possible! Comes with TWO massive posters!!!!

ROLLING PAPERS!!!

NAP WRAPZ – Silent Jay “The Wraptape” – oh yes. Silent Jay has his own ROLLING PAPPERS. Now you a superstar man!

THE OPERATIVES label papers, to let people know which side of the dance floor you prefer….

$5 each…

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BADBADNOTGOOD ‘III’ (Innovative Leisure) 2LP $42

BADBADNOTGOOD & GHOSTFACE KILLAH “Sour Soul Instrumentals” (Lex) LP $34

BEASTIE BOYS, THE “The In Sound From Way Out” (grand royale) 2LP $38

BETTY DAVIS ‘The Columbia Years 1968-1969’ (LITA) LP $55

CHAP ONE “Strange Frequencies” (Chap) LP $30 – LOCAL HIP HOP

CHAP ONE & DURBAN POISON “Future History” (chap) LP $30 LOCAL HIP HOP

COURTNEY BARNETT ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think…’ (Milk) LP $32

DINOSAUR L “24 -> 24 Music” (Sleeping Bag) LP $38

DRAKE “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” (Cash Money) LP $52

DRAKE “Views” (Cash Money) LP $52

DRAKE & FUTURE “What A Time To Be Alive” (Epic) LP $48

FADOUL “Al ZmanSaib” (habibi Funk) LP $34

FAT FREDDYS DROP ‘Blackbird’ (The Drop) 2LP $30

FRANK OCEAN “Channel Orange” LP $35

FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB “Pinata” (Stones Throw) LP $48

GENIUS/GZA “Liquid Swords” (Universal) LP $42

JOHN COLTRANE “Blue Train” (Not Now) LP $38

JOHN MORALES “The M&M Mixes” (BBE) LP $35

JURASSIC 5 “Quality Control” (Get On Down) LP $52

KANYE WEST “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” LP $35

KAYTRANADA ’99.9%’ (XL) 2LP $45

KERBSIDE COLLECTION “Trash OR Treasure REMIXED” (legere) 12” $30

KON AND AMIR “Vol.1: The Bronx” (BBE) LP $35

LEE PERRY “BLackboard Jungle Dub” LP $

MADVILLAIN “Madvilliany” (Stones Throw) LP $42

MADVILLAN “Madvillany” (Stones throw) 2LP $42

MASSIVE ATTACK “The Spoils” (Virgin) LP $42

OL DIRTY BASTARD “Return To The 36 Chambers” (Elektra) LP $42

SERGE GAINSBOURG ‘Histoire De Melody Nelson’ (LITA) LP $42

TALL BLACK GUY “I Will Never Know” (first word) 7” $12

TALL BLACK GUY “Take A Trip” (first word) 2LP $40

NECKS, THE “Mindset” (Fish Of Milk) LP $32

UPSETTERS “Blackboard Jungle Dub” (CTR) LP $34

VARIOUS “Black Rio 2” (Strut) $38

VARIOUS “Sky Girl” (Efficient Space) LP $30

NEW THANGS

KERBSIDE COLLECTION “Trash OR Treasure REMIXED” (legere) 12” $30

LOCAL Aussie rare groove ensemble Kerbside Collection’s second album of instrumental funk and jazz grooves Trash Or Treasure (released May 2015) gets the remix, rework and re-use treatment with a variety of re-interpretations with everything from downtempo hip- hop/neo-soul and dusty analogue lounge beats, to fuzzy, Balearic electronic club workouts and even some broken beat flavours. Kicking off this limited edition 12 vinyl, AV artist/DJ/Producer Sampology lights up the sitar disco vibes of Strawberry Fields taking the track into sizzling Balearic, club work-out territory with added afro percussion, squelchy wobbles and effects; perfect for summer festivals and hazy end-of-night vibes. Vinnie Laduce’s follows with his cruisy vocoder and lo-fi indie beats reconstruction of Shake ‘n’ Bake, while another local Brisbane producer TwoDee (who also appears on Mind the Curb remixed) delivers an eighties, electro break flavoured re-work of ‘Rabbit Hole’. Side B starts JNBO (The Cactus Channel bass player) and his unique wonky, analogue and quirky touch to the title track for a fuzzed out, analogue electronics burner for fans of Floating Points, Cro Magnon, Dabrye and Dimlite (bounced to tape no-less for added bump!). Closing out the release is Kerbside’s drummer Paprika with 2 remixes. ‘Kojak The Frog’ gets a beatsy re-rub conjuring up some vintage Mr Scruff, Diesler and Quantic sounds, and the coastal groove of ‘Bogangar’ gets taken to the afro side on the ‘Mountain Air Afro- dub’ version, recreating a low slung, Tony Allen styled afrobeat groove with added melodic movements and atmospheric, dubby effects.

SHANTY TOWN “Don’t Tell Me Your Dreams” (ST) 7” $15

LOCAL Since forming in 2012 Shanty Town have been charming, captivating and otherwise infecting Melbourne audiences with their liberal dollops of off-beat goodness. Sporting a stage-squishing 9-piece line-up which includes Steve Phillips on drums Chris Schurmann on bass Adam Thwaites on guitar. Peter Ryan on keys and with that vintage hammond sound The horn section is : Jason Rolfe on Trumpet, luc Weiner on Trombone and Matthew Morris on Saxophone. Shanty Town combine irresistibly danceable beats with the luscious, gorgeous and versatile vocal abilities of Jessy Turner and Paul Jamieson. Shanty Town’s influences span a wide array of artists, and their sets combine faithful renditions and suprising twists on classic repertoire. The result is authentic, earthy, highly contagious and a skankin good time!

TALL BLACK GUY “Take A Trip” (first word) 2LP $40

Since his debut release in 2011 (a daring and addictive flip of Fela Kuti), TBG has become revered for his unique take on soulful hip-hop production. ‘This album is all about taking a journey. As simple as that. Be it physical, emotional or spiritual. It’s asking and answering personal questions from myself within some of the tracks and also touching on social issues i.e. racism, inequality and privilege…that have been at the forefront of my mind over last three years.’ Sonically there is also a shift: ‘Jazz has definitely been more of an influence in this project, as I have been really inspired by so many up and coming musicians who I’ve been blessed to connect with’. Some of these musicians, including Kenny Keys, Miles Bonny, Diggs Duke and Dee Jackson feature on the project as well as regular collaborators Ozay Moore and Mario Sweet and fellow Playlist alumni Daniel Crawford and Masego. But this is one man’s vision, and for Tall Black Guy this trip is just the beginning…’

TALL BLACK GUY “Take A Trip” (first word) 2LP LIMITED EDITION GREEN VINYL $45

like I said, but GREEEEEEEEN.

TALL BLACK GUY “I Will Never Know” (first word) 7” $12

For this lead track he has enlisted the talents of LA soul group Moonchild. This collaboration is a very natural one, with Tall Black Guy’s deft drums and soulful instrumentation perfectly combining with the sultry vocals and muted horns of Moonchild. ‘I was a fan of their music as soon as Texas based DJ, Pepper Thomas had put me onto them a few years back. I really wanted to collaborate with them and so I reached out to them – I liked the completed track so much that I asked them if they would like to be a part of my next album. I particularly like the fact that all three of them equally contribute to the group’s sound.’ On the flip of this limited edition 7 is TBG’s own alternate mix of the track (exclusive to this release). With beefed up drums and subtly altered bass notes it’s the perfect accompaniment to the handclap-fuelled and understated original. Look out for the full album later this month on First Word Records.

FADOUL “Al ZmanSaib” (habibi Funk) LP $34

The late Fadoul and his accompanying three piece band played energetic & aggressive funk songs in 1970s Casablanca. After a stint in Paris spent soaking up the music of James Brown and other American funk groups, Fadoul returned to Morocco to release records under Fadaul et les Privileges and other monikers.Al Zman Saib is a collection of 8 songs put together by Jakarta Records & Habibi Funk Records’ Jannis Stürtz after finding Fadoul’s cover of “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” in a hole-in-the-wall Casablanca electronics shop. It took Stürtz, who describes Fadoul as “Morocco’s answer to James Brown,” three years to find the singer’s family in order to secure the songs and permission to release this record.

THE KUTIMANGOES “Made In Africa” (tramp) LP $35

Our musical mission has from the very beginning been to get deeper and deeper into combining our own musical heritage with influences from especially western Africa. So when we met the incredible Patrick Kabre from Burkina Faso, a musical collaboration started that made it possible for us to get closer to the rich musical traditions, the vibrant energy and the unique sounds of western Africa. TKM have composed new tunes based on ancient traditional songs (such as Tolma and M’ba) and included them alongside original afro beat and afro jazz within the tracklisting. TKM’s goal is to create music together – to share and meet diverse but brotherly cultures through music. And that’s exactly what you will experience when listening to this album.

RAIVO TAMMIK “Instrumental Ensemble” (Jazz Agression) 10” + download $26

Early seventies Folkloric Modal Jazz from Estonia, originally lifted from two very rare Melodia single EP’s. Players include Tiit Paulus, Lembit Saarsalu, Taivo Sillar, Raivo Järma and Helmut Aniko. Cotains four fantastic tracks; Kahekesi Õhtul, Kallis Mari, Ratastel and Karjase Kaebus. This 10 inch is presented with newly written liner-notes, and audio beautifully restored from master tapes. Limited 500 run!

TONU NAISSOO “First Recordings” (Jazz Agression) 10” + Download $26

Beautiful late sixties Estonian trio jazz played by the piano prodigy Tõnu Naissoo, aged 16! Lifted from the radio archives and never before released on vinyl. 10 inch contains recordings from Tallinn Jazz festival 67 and 68; Super Do, Rütmogrammid and Suite Varakevadel. Players include Aleksander Samohvalov, Toomas Tiits, Jüri Pliznik and Eino Tandre. Limited 500 10 inch!

EGIL MONN-IVERSEN “Himmel OG Helvete (Heaven Or Hell) “ (Moving Music) LP + donwlaoad $34

For the first time and in limited supply of a thousand copies, the worldwide release of the mythical cult Soundtrack to the Norwegian Heaven And Hell 1969 Norwegian anti drug movie. Composed and arranged by Maestro Egil Monn-Iversen with an all-star cast of young talents on the Norwegian Jazz scene; Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal and Svein Christiansen. The Soundtrack features several upbeat groovy R&B numbers, Modal Jazz, freakout, downtempo blues and a fierce vocal theme opener sung by Inger Lise Rypdal. Musically placed somehwere between John Barry and Lalo Schifrin but with a Norwegian touch. Transfered straight from tapes, originally produced and engineered by Jan Erik Kongshaug. Comes with Digital download slip, Norwegian jacket and English insert.

RECORD BREAKIN’ ENSEMBLE “Batucada Samba” (record breakin music) 7” $14

DJ Junior’s multi-skilled, many-souled in-house label troupe gets the reversion treatment with two fantastic dancefloor twists: Osgage adds a nicely loose and free-spirited house twist of “Batucada” that’s reminiscent of Recloose’s records. On the flip Sol Power All Stars take “Pela” and give it a beautiful sun-splashed Balearic polish. Both capture the sound of a carnival warm-up of the deepest marmalade sunset you’ve ever experienced, Record Breakin’ have delivered something very special right here.

ROLLING PAPERS!!!

NAP WRAPZ – Silent Jay “The Wraptape” – oh yes. Silent Jay has his own ROLLING PAPPERS. Now you a superstar man!

THE OPERATIVES label papers, to let people know which side of the dance floor you prefer….

$5 each…

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BLACK FEELING VOL 3 – THE BAMBOOS!!! – (freestyle) LP $30

ESPERANTO / THE MANUEL AZEVEDO QUARTET “Latin Strut / Futebol De Bar” (Freestyle) 7″ $14 – THE BAMBOOS!!!

MULATU ASTATKE & THE BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE “Cradle OF Humanity” LP $30 _ Local ETHIO JAZZ HEAT!!

JPS X HOOVES “Skitnik / Guerilla” (The Operatives) 7” $15

THE FRIGHTNRS “Nothing More To Say” (Daptone Records) LP $34

PAPA CHANGO “The Lost Moon Of Bellaris” (mfr) LP $28 – LOCAL ETHIO JAZZ !!HEAT!

NON PHIXION “Future Is Now” (Uncle Howie) 2LP $48

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS “OST Miss Sharon Jones” (Daptone) 2LP $48

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS “Naturally” (Daptone) 2LP $34

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS “100 Days 100 Nights” (Daptone) 2LP $34

NEW THANGS

LEE FIELDS “Special Night” (BIG CROWN + download) LP $32

Produced by Leon Michels and Thomas Brenneck, and brilliantly performed by the Expressions, Special Night was written, recorded, mixed, and mastered entirely to tape in three weeks at the legendary Diamond Mine Studios in Queens, NY. A sense of urgency, equal parts fun and inspiration, and a decent amount of beer and Jack Daniels were the driving forces during the sessions that produced Lee Fields & The Expressions latest offering. Special Night is also the first record in the Expressions catalogue in which every song was written jointly by Lee Fields and The Expressions. “When I record, I make every song like I actually mean it. I mean every word I say. On Special Night I’m talking to my lady — literally, expressing the way I feel.” says Lee Fields. “You can tell if a song is real or not, and every moment I’m recording, those moments are real, this is a record about what people do in real life”. Also, The Expressions have never been sharper, they, along with Lee, have created a collection of music on Special Night which holds court with pretty much any soul music that came before it.

JPS X HOOVES “Skitnik / Guerilla” (The Operatives) 7” $15

LOCAL  JPSxHooves release the The Operatives debut Single, that comes in a limited release 7” vinyl 100% made in Melbourne. The long-awaited release from the Australian collaborators has been tried and tested across late-night dance floors and early morning sound systems around the globe. Spun by world-renown DJs and producers including Sam Binga, Om Unit, Kiat and collected like some rare, mysterious sample by long-time fans of The Operatives-founder Jerry Poon, known as JPS, and producer and furious drummer HOOVES aka Johnny Clayton. A testament to both producers’ years spent as dance floor devastating DJs, Skitnik draws from it’s ethnic Macedonian soundtrack as a lead to new beginnings, a war cry to the rise of the new label. The AA side which has been well received by the dnb, grime, footwork and UK bass communities carries on it’s tribal riddems, simply murderous. 

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS “OST Miss Sharon Jones” (Daptone) 2LP $48

It is our distinct pleasure to present: MISS SHARON JONES! ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK 2XLP! Exclusive to the Double LP is the performance of “His Eye On The Sparrow” as heard in one of the most powerful scenes in the film, performed by Sharon Jones in her local church in Augusta, GA. The film, directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, follows the dynamic front-woman through her 2013 battle with cancer and her triumphant return to the stage around the 2014 release of Grammy-nominated album Give The People What They Want. The soundtrack, featuring the new song “I’m Still Here,” boasts a selection of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings classics ranging from her early singles on Daptone to tracks from Give the People What They Want. Much like the film, the soundtrack gives you an intimate, candid look into the life of a woman who refuses to be defined by the challenges she faces the perfect accompaniment to a truly extraordinary film.

THE FRIGHTNRS “Nothing More To Say” (Daptone Records) LP $34

An instant classic, this fantastic reggae-rocksteady album strives directly for legendary status. It’s the first album from The Frightnrs, a Brooklyn band signed on the Daptone label, but it’ll also be the last one, alas. Dan Klein, the singer with the magical tone, died from ALS last june. Produced by Ticklah, miles away from the stereotypes of globalized reggae, ‘Nothing More To Say’ is a true soul feast, lifted from beginning to end by the overwhelming and ghostly voice of Dan Klein.Unfortunatley I only have a few copies of this at the moment. More to come. First in best dressed. 

THE OLYMPIANS “The Olympians” (Daptone Records) LP $34

After repeatedly being visited by a strange messenger in his dreams while on tour in the islands of Greece, Toby Pazner became consumed with a vision to tell the stories of The Olympians through music. Chosen by the gods as a messenger for not only his musical gifts, but for his unique position at the center of the Daptone family, Toby built a home studio from scratch and employed some of the top soul musicians in the world to help him breath life into this album. The result is a dramatic and cinematic journey to the outer limits of instrumental soul music, built on a foundation laid by the same craftsmen whose bricks built the legacies of Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Charles Bradley, The Budos Band, and Menahan Street Band, and painted with lush strings, harpsichord, harp, and horns. The Olympians is destined to be the instrumental gem of the year.

PAPA CHANGO “The Lost Moon Of Bellaris” (mfr) LP $28

LOCAL Heavyweight ETHIO JAZZ band crashing outta Melbourne town! With the addition of a vibraphone recently to the band all I can say is WOW! This is the BOMB! ‘The Lost Moon of Bellaris’ continues the sonic evolution of the band, pushing further out into the vastness of the void, propelling you towards distant unexplored territories. Featuring newest member Nat Grant on vibraphone and percussion, along with other special guests, the band have let their ethio-jazz influences take hold and delivered an album that explores the darkness of space and the lightness of life. From the luscious horn and vibraphone melodies of the title track, through to the deep, subterranean rhythms of Nightmares on Sax and the straight dance floor swagger of The Son and The Snake. Once again, texture and form are at the forefront of the release with 8 tracks of cinematic, instrumental badness. 

LOW LEAF “Palm Psalms: A Light To Resolve All Darkness” 2LP $54

Low Leaf shares her most refined album to date, which explores uncharted territory with the electric harp in contemporary music, blended with her signature style of unrestricted experimentation and natural ear for songwriting. Palm Psalms is truly a milestone of a record in Low Leaf’s ever-evolving repertoire- one that distinctly shines as a unique and authentic light throughout the musical landscape of today, and of all time. As her 1st official self-release under her own label, creatorDIY, Low Leaf has produced a distinguishable record that not only establishes her prowess as a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, but also demonstrates her ability to execute her vision as a completely self-sustained artist in a lane all of her own creation.

NON PHIXION “Future Is Now” (Uncle Howie) 2LP $48

Uncle Howie Records is proud to announce the 2LP reissue of Non Phixion’s critically acclaimed debut album The Future Is Now. With production from legendary producers DJ Premier, Pete Rock & Large Professor as well as guest appearances from The Beatnuts, MF Doom and Necro The Future Is Now reissue returns to the shelves on limited edition blood red vinyl.

KRS ONE “Return Of the Boom Bap” 2LP + 7” (blue vinyl) $55

Over two decades later, KRS One’s debut solo album Return of the Boom Bap finally gets the reissue it deserves. Pressed for the first time on color vinyl, this double LP not only includes a bonus 7” of Kenny Parker remixes, but also features the first-ever color sleeve on a U.S. pressing. Stripping away the intricate production of the final Boogie Down Productions album, Sex and Violence, Return of the Boom Bap saw the already iconoclastic rapper return to the bare bones, gritty territory of his landmark masterpiece Criminal Minded. KRS-One’s delivery, burned with a reinvigorated fury, spits out his rhymes with pummeling cadences and world-wise intelligence. Although the record isn’t as focused on social activism and political protest as the latter Boogie Down albums, KRS-One never made his lyrics simplistic, nor did he turn his back on what could now be called prescient social commentary. The combination of raw beats and emotion-driven rhymes made Return of the Boom Bap a genuine comeback for KRS-One, one of the founding figures of modern hip-hop. 

A-F-R-O & MARCO POLO “A-F-R-O Polo” LP $34

Once A-F-R-O (All Flows Reach Out) hit the hip-hop scene two years ago after winning R.A. The Rugged Man’s “Definition Of A Rap Flow” contest, he has become a lyrical force to be reckoned with. He has received various big name cosigns and even snagged a spot on the The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Today, the young rapper released a 6-track EP with producer Marco Polo coined A-F-R-O POLO. The project boasts a beastly feature from  Pharoache Monch on “Swarm,” but it’s the young MC who goes in on some famed names. A-F-R-O POLO also uses Eamon’s soulful voice for the hook on “Use These Blues” and scratches by Shylow throughout. Got the funk. 

JSTAR “Liar Liar / Liars Step Up” (JStar) 7” $15

What do reggae mash-up kings do after they’ve thoroughly rinsed the concept of the reggae mash-up? Make their own shit of course! Step forward Jstar who, like Mr Benn is proving as dab a hand at turning out original material as he was at grafting together unlikely reggae, hip-hop and rnb bedfellows. Liar Liar finds our man deliver a haunting slice of dubby modern reggae over whichDanish/Senagalese vocalist Kinck unfolds a tale of betrayal. Steppers remix on the flip….

PAUL & THE TALL TREES “Our Love In The Light” (big crown) LP + Download $32

One part of a crazily talented musical family, Paul’s music seems to embody the unexpected overlap of The Band’s Americana, Ian MacKaye’s unhinged emotion, Otis Redding’s raw, warm soul, and the doo-wop melodies his father, Bill Schalda Sr. (a member of Brooklyn vocal group, The Montereys) raised him on. On Paul & The Tall Trees’ debut album “Our Love In The Light” you hear the sum of his experiences. The album was written entirely by Paul, and produced by another Staten Island native, Thomas Brenneck of Charles Bradley, Menahan Street Band, and Budos Band fame. The combination of the two gives the record an amazing sonic range, from the powerhouse rocker “Crack Of Dawn” to the ethereal western vibes of “She Comes Around”. 

THE SHACKS “The Shacks” (Big Crown) 10” EP $26

When you listen to the Shacks’s self-titled debut EP, you might imagine that Shannon Wise and Max Shrager are much older than their respective 18 and 20 years. But when Shannon’s whisper-vocals breeze through the speakers, you hear the youthfulness of their sound which then in turn explains the fearlessness of their songwriting. Both vaguely familiar and completely fresh, The Shacks are one of the most interesting NYC bands to surface in a minute. Since the release of their first single, “Strange Boy” , which they recorded with El Michels Affair, The Shacks have been compared to 90’s indie icons like Mazzy Star, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Broadcast. As good as those bands are, you wouldn’t find a single one of their records in Max and Shannon’s music collection. All these bands are drinking from the same well, just 20 years apart.

MILES DAVIS ‘On The Corner’ (CBS) LP $38

Within weeks of its release in 1972, Miles Davis’s On the Corner had become the most vilified and controversial album in the history of jazz. “Repetitious crap,” wrote one critic. “An insult to the intellect of the people,” remarked another. Even the musicians who played on the album were bewildered. “I didn’t think much of it,” recalls saxophonist Dave Liebman. “It was my least favourite Miles album,” says Paul Buckmaster, the British composer and arranger who supplied musical sketches for the sessions, and turned Davis on to the music and method of Karlheinz Stockhausen. 35 years after its first release it is hailed by many outside the jazz community as a visionary musical statement that was way ahead of its time. On the Corner’s influence can be heard in the music of such varied artists as Underworld, Radiohead, Sonic Youth, Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Byrne and Squarepusher.

LIKE (Of Pac Div) “Songs Made While High” LP $42

Like: “It takes me a long time to create. Especially when I thrive on inspiration. I need the experiences of life to help push me artistically. The reason I titled this album ‘Songs Made While High’ wasn’t because I’m a pseudo-druggy (I only smoke weed and occasionally take shrooms). As cliche as it may sound, music gets me high. I’m addicted to sounds and melodies, Chords and samples- colors and soundscapes my brother and I heard growing up in church; or cleaning our parents home Saturday mornings (mom always played Sade and Anita baker). My dad always played and sang beautiful songs on his upright piano. 

I want to thank everyone who played a hand in developing this project with me, it’s my first & hopefully not my last.”

NEW THANGS

HARVEY SUTHERLAND & BERMUDA “Priestess / Bravado” (Clarity Records) 12” $20

LOCAL This two-track missive is a significant one for Harvey Sutherland. Not only does it mark the debut of his Clarity Recordings imprint, but also his first recorded outing with regular backing band Bermuda. Opener “Priestess” is something of an epic, with Sutherland working a tasty groove – think languid, live drums, thick synth-bass and spiraling electronics – for several minutes before unleashing some killer jazz-funk keys and Harbie Hancock style solos. In contrast, flipside “Bravado” is a much more spacey affair, with regular, sweaty drum fills and groovy live bass underpinning wild synthesizer motifs and twinkling electric piano. Both are dancefloor-ready, but warm and loose enough to please jazz dancers as much as disco heads

A.B.ORIGINAL “2 Black 2 Strong” (golden era) 7″ $25

LOCAL Limited Edtion 7″ Single of the collaboration between Briggs and Trials with only 350 of this debit 7″ pressed. A.B. ORIGINAL was born when the two artists were invited to perform at triple j’s 40 year celebration, Beat The Drum, in January 2015. Which is ironic as Trpile J continue to celebrate Australia Day. Maybe with this collab they will force the station to change the top 100 day. Since Beat The Drum, A.B. ORIGINAL began writing songs in the spirit of N.W.A and West Side Connection, while lyrically bringing attention to issues closer to home. Respectively coming from the Yorta Yorta and Ngarrindjeri tribes, Briggs and Trials are socially conscious outspoken Indigenous artists. They bring a new voice to Australian hip hop as A.B. ORIGINAL.

LEE FIELDS “Make The World” (big crown) 7” $15

Mr Fields is back with a funk burner sure to light up every dance floor it plays to. There couldn’t be a better time for an optimistic anthem from the seasoned wisdom of Lee. The Expressions tearing this track apart with driving horns and guitars over monster drums and the slick arrangements we have all come to love them for. Leon Michels & Tommy Brenneck’s production bringing together some of the finest players doing it today with Lee’s inimitable voice reminding and encouraging us to get together and make some changes, changes that are ours to make. Another Big Crown sureshot.

BANTU CONTINUA UHURU CONSCIOUSNESS (BCUC) “Our Truth” (nyami nyami) LP $34

Like its elders, Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness sees its music as a hedonistic trance, but also as a weapon of political and spiritual liberation.
Artistic heirs to Philip “Malombo” Tabane and Batsumi, they seek to give a contemporary voice to the ancestral traditions of indigenous peoples. Jazz sounds of 1970s and ‘80s productions have been replaced by hip-hop influences and a punk-rock energy. It all started about twelve years ago in a community centre workshop. The format of the band hasn’t changed much since that time, but its musical language has been greatly refined. While vocals and percussion have always driven their music, BCUC found its magic formula in 2013 when they folded a frenzied electric bass into the simple drum-and-vocals mix. And that’s the alchemy of “Africangungungu”, the name they’ve given to their “afropsychedelic” music. Both on stage and on this album (their first commercial production), their songs refuse to be formatted. Their “incantations” in Zulu, Sotho and English and their funky modulations extend over twenty minutes in a whirlwind of sound reminiscent of Fela’s Afrobeat.

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE “Brother Sun feat KIMBRA” 12” $25

New Zealand psychedelic-soul duo Electric Wire Hustle are back with a brand new E.P following up last year’s critically-acclaimed album Love Can Prevail. Brother Sun features fellow Kiwi and Grammy Award winning chanteuse Kimbra. This track reflects the groups love for hip-hop while bringing the genre into the present day. Fellow NZ producers (now residing in Berlin) Aron Ottignon & Scratch 22 re-sculpt the tune into a bouncy piano-driven dancefloor jam that references 70’s disco and jazz with Scratch 22’s modern production elements.

DONNY BENET “Working Out” (plastic workld) 12” $20

LOCAL Donny Benét – Man of the people, wielder of synths, virtuosic in style, both aural and visual. Sydney’s undisputed master of conduction through seduction. One slap of the bass and the world melts at his feet. One outrageous synth solo after the other and the competition falls around him. Donny Benét make his Plastic World debut with Working Out. “Working Out” is a tune takes the trademark sound that Donny has spent years mastering. The same dripping bass and suggestive synths, but now they are framed behind driving four-four drum machine kicks. Features a remix by Francis Inferno Orchestra.

ALBA Feat Oscar Key Sung “So Easily” (plastic World) 7” $16

LOCAL As two cornerstones of their respective scenes, Sydney’s Alba and Melbourne’s Oscar Key Sung have teamed up to release a quick 7” that affirm the influential and exciting part that they play in the world around them.

MILTON WRIGHT “Spaced” (alston) LP $25

1977’s Spaced by Milton Wright is a perfect encapsulation of the times in which it was conceived. Wright exudes soul with every syllable, and the whole LP is a gem; it’s certainly one of those albums that you can safely leave on while you go about your life. While this would be typically categorised under the jazz-funk banner, Wright offers something fresh and different throughout each track: “Dance Have Fun”, for instance, is an uptempo disco nugget, “Magic Music” is a classic soul-dance piece, “Let’s Take A Break” offers a moodier funk vibe, and other still such as “Be With Me” are the sort of proto-boogie we like to hear from a 70’s soul LP. Essential for the soul boys and girls!

PASTOR T.L. BARRETT “Do Not Pass Me By” LP $25

Chicago’s Pastor T.L. Barrett has been known for more than four decades as an activist and pastor and for a certain scandal in the late ’80s but most of all for gospel records “Like A Ship…(Without A Sail)” as well as this very album that gets a much needed reissue on the Gospel Roots label who have also brought us the likes of Roscoe Robinson and The Dixie Hummingbirds. Originally recorded at the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Universal Awareness, “Do Not Pass Me By” and seen on Miami’s TK Disco offshoot. As a press release describes best it “is a real Gospel beauty and features eight tracks of resplendent hands in the air rejoicement.” The album comes with the original sleeve artwork and design.

GIL MELLE “THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN (Original Electronic Soundtrack)” LP $30

The Andromeda Strain is a movie that came out in 1971, based on the Michael Critchon book of the same name. It was directed by Robert Wise. The score to The Andromeda Strain is a very early all-electronic scores for a major motion picture.. Gil Mellé composed the score, using entirely instruments of his own creation. He created many of the bizarre sounds heard on the album by recording and then distorting all kinds of found sound, including buzz saws, trains and bowling alleys. So if you’re expecting to hear something like a John Carpenter score then you may be disappointed. It’s more abstract and atonal than that, very soundscape-like. Imagine what Vangelis’ studio must sound like before he tunes all his synths. It’s like that.

BEASTIE BOYS “The In Sound From Way Out” (Grand Royale) 2LP $35

The In Sound from Way Out! is an instrumental compilation by the Beastie Boys, released in 1996. The title and cover art concept were borrowed from thePerrey and Kingsley album of the same name. Originally released through the Beastie Boys’ French fan club, The In Sound From Way Out! is a collection of the group’s funky instrumentals from Check Your Head and Ill Communication with a couple of new tracks thrown in. The Beasties have a flair for loose, gritty funk and soul-jazz, and the stuttering, greasy keyboards of Money Mark give the music an extra edge.

COUNTRY MIKE (from the Beastie Boys) “Greatest Hits” LP $34

Country Mike’s Greatest Hits, a “country & western” pseudo-comedy album by Mike D. of the BEASTIE BOYS. The album was released by Grand Royal records, but I’m told this was never put out commercially and was only given only given away to friends of the band and their label.

FRANK OCEAN “Endless” (boys don’t cry) 2LP $38

An amazing 45-minute-long, 18-track “Endless,” is a visual album. Out on coloured vinyl. An affiliate of the Los Angeles hip-hop collective Odd Future, Ocean made a national splash with his sleek, innovative “Channel Orange” album in 2012. New music has been a long time coming, but its worth the wait!

EMILEE SOUTH “Howl” (fever shake records) 7” $15

LOCAL Emilee sweet Emilee… local lass done good. She works three doors down so as you buy it you can stop in at Aesop (her day job) and get her to sign it. She will love it if you do that. Melburnian Emilee South has released ‘Howl’, a single from her forthcoming EP. ‘Howl’ is earthy Southern-gothic bluesy rock, a sultry song.

ETTA JAMES ‘At Last’ (Vinyl Passion) LP $35

19 of the Greastest Hits by one of the best ever soul singers. Featuring hits like, At Last, All I Could Do Was Cry, Something’s Got A Hold On Me, Don’t Cry, Baby, Stop The Wedding, Good Rockin’ Daddyand many more. This is a great shot of her work. All the US chart songs Etta James had for the Modern and Chess labels between 1955 and 1963!

MAGIC SAM ‘Live At The Avant Garde’ (Denmark) LP $45

Before Magic Sam scored with 1967’s West Side Soul (DMK 615) his recorded legacy included a handful of sides for Cobra in the late ’50s, Chief in the early ’60s and a few miscellaneous 45s in the mid-’60s. But just when it looked like things were going to really take off for Sam he passed away on December 1, 1969 at the age of 32. Delmark issued 1968’s Black Magic (Delmark 620) and there have been several posthumous releases of live recordings including the classic Live (DMK 645). Magic Sam Live at the Avant Garde is a time capsule from the days when this Chicago blues trio could step into a Milwaukee club and tear the place up.

JAMES BROWN ‘The Payback’ (Polydor) LP $38

A solid gold record. The Payback is the 40th studio album by Mr Please Please himself. The album was released in December 1973, by Polydor Records It was originally scheduled to become the soundtrackfor the blaxploitation film Hell Up In Harlem, but was rejected by the film’s producers, who dismissed it as “the same old James Brown stuff.” (A widely repeated story—including by Brown himself—that director Larry Cohen rejected the music as “not funky enough” is denied by Cohen.) It went to #1 on the Soul Albums chart for two weeks and cracked the Pop Albums chart in the Top 40. It was Brown’s only album to be certified gold

REGGAE DROP

THE CONGOS ‘Heart Of The Congos’ (Co-Feet) LP $35

coming back to town in a month! The LEGENDARY vocal trio are set to SHINE!!!! Get tickets NOW!!

PABLO AUGUSTUS ‘Rockers International’ LP $35

JAVA JAVA JAVA JAVA ‘Dub Instrumental’ (Impact) LP $34

CULTURE ‘Two Sevens Clash’ (Jo Gibbs) LP $34

NITTY GRITTY ‘Tribute To Nitty Gritty’ (VP) LP $34

THE ABBYSINIANS ‘Satta’ (Magic Fire) LP $34

PABLO AUGUSTUS ‘This Is Pablo Augustus’ LP $32

YELLOW MAN VS JOSEY WALES ‘Two Giants Clash’ (G Records) LP $32

ECHO RANKS “Clean Up Your Act” (nuff power) 7” $10

The great lyrics and heartful delivery of Echo’s vocal did not leave us much choice but to release our first attempt at the ‘digital revival’ style. This is the first release on the “NuffPowa Digital” series

I-MITRI / DUB PROVIDERS PROVIDERS “Heartful Man / version” (theca records) 7” $10

I-Mitri’s heavy vocal track “Heartfull Man on the a-side and our own ‘left-field’ remix of the track on the b-side titled “Improvement Movement”.

CASSETTE TAPES $10 – all new OG’s….

SCHOOLY D ‘Welcome To America’ (Ruff House)

SCHOOLLY D ‘Reservoir Dog’ (PSK)

SNOOP DOGG ‘Dead Man Walkin’ (Death Row)

THE MG’ ‘The MG’s’ (Stax)

FRED WESLEY ‘New Friends’ (Minor Music)

ISSAC HAYES ‘Branded’ (EMI)

RUN DMC ‘Tougher Than Leather’ (Profile)

DE LA SOUL ‘Is Dead’ (Fmac)

BOBBY WOMACK ‘Understanding’ (Unlimited Artists)

VARIOUS ‘Classic Hip Hop 2’ (Mastercuts)

DAVID BOWIE ’Stage’(Ryko Analogue)

KOOL G.RAP & DJ POLO (Cold Chillin)

BOBBY WOMACK ‘Looking For Love Again’ (Unlimited Artists)

PARLIAMENT , FUNKADELIC & THE P-FUNK ALLTARS ‘Dope Dogs’ (Hot Hands)

HOUSE OF PAIN ‘Truth Crushed To Earth Shall Rise Again’ (Tommy Boy)

ABBEY LINCOLN & HANK JONES ‘When There Is Love’ (Gitanes Jazz)