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Mr K Edits: Prophecy
Cat: MXMRK 2044. Rel: 19 Jan 22
  1. Prophecy (edit By Mr K)
  2. I'm Just Being Myself (edit By Mr K)
Review: For this entry in the ever-expanding series from the master Danny Krivit, we turn to two productions from the legendary Lamont Dozier. Both songs are artfully rearranged by Mr. K and appear here on 12-inch vinyl for the first time. Margie Joseph was a powerful soul singer from the deep South who in her younger days was compared favorably to Aretha Franklin. But by the time of this recording in 1976, Joseph had moved on from the Southern soul sound and was looking for something new. She found it in collaboration with Lamont Dozier (who would actually go on to produce Aretha the following year). Dozier's song "Prophecy" was recorded at least three times, with Betty Everett doing it in '77 and Dozier himself using it as the title track for a planned 1975 solo album that was unfortunately never released. It's Margie Joseph's energetic version that made the song a proto-disco dance floor classic however, getting heavy spins on the U.K. modern soul scene and at the Houston St. incarnation of Nicky Siano's infamous 'Gallery'. "Prophecy" has also long been a Danny Krivit favorite, appearing on his 2001 compilation Grassroots. Mr. K turns in a new, definitive mix of the song, complete with a never heard before acapella intro and outro section. The writing on the wall says this one is still a winner! Going back just a couple years prior to "Prophecy" is our flip side, "I'm Just Being Myself." This time we have an even more high profile female singer who again was looking for a new sound. In the case of Dionne Warwick, she and her longtime collaborators Hal David and Burt Bacharach had split acrimoniously not long before, and her new label Warner Brothers, seeking a fresh twist for her voice, teamed her with the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team. Lamont Dozier and the Holland brothers were of course responsible for numerous Motown smashes, but by the early '70s Berry Gordy had moved operations west to L.A. and H-D-H struck out on their own, choosing to remain in Detroit. "I'm Just Being Myself" was recorded at the team's studio there, with a cast of Motown veterans fleshing out the magnificent Holland-Dozier composition. Mr. K's edit squeezes the most out of the underlying groove, avoiding the chorus in favor of prominent percussion, dramatic strings, and soaring flute. Warwick herself doesn't make an entrance until five minutes into this epic rearrangement, cooly riding the building instrumental tension. A long-time standard in Krivit's bag, this edit makes its full length appearance on wax for the first time.
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Heavens In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac (reissue)
  1. Hot Chocolate - "Heavens In The Backseat Of My Cadillac" (The Revenge edit) (7:22)
  2. Gwen McRae - "Keep The Fire Burning" (The Revenge edit) (7:42)
Review: For Discos Only sources the finest underground edits and mixes for the discotheques and is proudly a bootleg free zone. The Revenge's now legendary resplice of the Hot Chocolate classic "Heaven's In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac" streamlined the low-slung groove of the original in impressive fashion, which rocked underground dancefloors over the better part of 2010 and beyond. Over on the flip is another respectful edit of a golden oldie, this time in the form of Gwen McCrae's anthemic disco inferno "Keep The Fire Burning". Finally pressed on vinyl back in 2018, this much welcome reissue will be in high demand, don't sleep on this!
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 in stock $12.82
Wamono Groove: Shakuhachi & Koto Jazz Funk '76
  1. Kifu Mitsuhashi - "Nanbu Ushioi-Uta" (4:52)
  2. Toshiko Yonekawa - "Isohama Bon-Uta" (3:14)
  3. Kifu Mitsuhashi - "Hohai-Bushi" (3:38)
  4. Toshiko Yonekawa - "Otemoyan" (3:05)
  5. Kifu Mitsuhashi - "Aizu Bandaisan" (2:56)
  6. Toshiko Yonekawa - "Saitaro-Bushi" (3:39)
  7. Kifu Mitsuhashi - "Soma Nagareyama" (4:23)
  8. Toshiko Yonekawa - "Yagi-Bushi" (2:49)
  9. Kifu Mitsuhashi - "Asadoya Yunta" (3:47)
  10. Toshiko Yonekawa - "Konpira Fune Fune" (3:21)
Review: Unlike previous instalments in the 180g label's Wamono series, this isn't a compilation in the strictest sense of the term, but rather a retrospective. It showcases a range of killer jazz-funk and rare groove tunes recorded at Nippon Columbia studios in the mid 1970s by arranger Kiyoshi Yamaya, koto legend Toshiko Yonekawa and shakahuchi master Kifu Mitsuhashi. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the mellow, slow-burn lusciousness of 'Nanbu Ushioi-Uta' and the up-beat, guitar solo-laden brilliance of 'Hohai-Bushi', to the all-time Japanese jazz-funk classic that is 'Saitaro-Bushi' and the solo-laden brilliance of 'Asadoya Yunti', whose dazzling Fender Rhodes solos are reminiscent of the early '70s work of the late, great Billy Preston.
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 in stock $27.87
Mr K Edits Vol 6
Cat: MRKEDITS 006. Rel: 26 Jan 22
  1. What You Don't Know (8:58)
  2. Big Time (7:10)
Review: Bona-fide disco don and edit king Mr K offers up a sixth volume of his own edit series. As always this is golden ear disco tackle that brims with musical vitality. First comes 'What You Don't Know' which channels plenty of high speed 60s funk, with big horn stabs leading the way and busy drumming keeping those feet tapping. 'Big Time' is more freaky and playful. The toms flutter over a twisted bassline, vocals are steamy and sleazy disco loops add further fuel to this fiery dance floor filler.
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Played by: Superbreak, LEGO EDIT
 in stock $13.10
Mama Soul
Cat: BGPS 066. Rel: 27 Jan 22
  1. Harold Alexander - "Mama Soul" (3:03)
  2. Pretty Purdie - "Heavy Soul Slinger" (4:16)
Review: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie and his Playboys were an iconic funk group of the late 70s who had big hits with the likes of Gil Scott Heron on his seminal 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' single. A year later on the same label, Flying Dutchman, they served up the 'Heavy Soul Slinger' single which gets reissued here. It's driven by big drum breaks and funky hits, with plenty of lush chords and rolling basslines all taking you on a high class and sophisticated trip. On the a-side is Harold Alexander 's 'Mama Soul' from the same era, but with a much more experimental sound rooted in wordless ad libs and frantic flutes.
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Played by: DJ ROCCA
 in stock $10.60
Song 2
Song 2 (7")
Cat: FSR 7093. Rel: 20 Jan 22
  1. Song 2 (3:03)
  2. The Power (3:49)
Review: Israeli funk powerhouse The Apples have a fiercely unique approach to the timely tradition of heavy grooving live musicianship, and they lay it down in no uncertain terms on their long awaited return to Freestyle Records. On the A side they're having a whole lotta fun covering Blur's 'Song 2' in a raucous style, bringing an almost rave-ready energy to the track and pouring barrel loads of their own personality over the version. 'The Power' nods plenty to the roots of funk as well as its descendents - just check the turntablism cutting its way through the sweet sax and slick guitar chops.
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Deviant Disco
Cat: PRD 1022. Rel: 17 Jan 22
  1. Don't Stop Your Love (6:42)
  2. Get Down On It (5:23)
  3. Hold On Your Dreams (4:55)
  4. Money Wonder (4:11)
  5. Keep Alive This Fire (6:00)
Review: Four years after his last album-length excursion, Periodica Records founder Dario de Pace fires up his Mystic Jungle project for another voyage into disco/boogie/jazz-funk/cosmic fusion. Deviant Disco could well be his most accessible, dancefloor-focused release to date. Opening number 'Don't Stop Your Love' is a cowbell-sporting slab of squelchy synth-boogie, while the track that follows, 'Get Down On It', joins the dots between electrofunk, Chic and the proto-house sounds of Paul Simpson. Over on the flip, 'Hold On To Your Dreams' is a hazy drift through Balearic AOR territory, 'Money Wonder' is a dubbed-out Afro-cosmic disco shuffler and 'Keep Alive This Fire' is a wonly Italo-disco throb-job. In a word: superb!
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The Positive & The Negative
  1. Surprise Chef - "The Positive & The Negative" (4:47)
  2. Minoru Muraoka - "The Positive & The Negative" (Mr Bongo 7" edit) (5:05)
Review: Minoru Muraoka is a master of the traditional Japanese bamboo flute known as a shakuhachi. His flair on the instrument combined with his knowledge of breakbeat jazz and Japanese folkloric music results in stunning sounds such as 'The Positive and the Negative' from his 1970 album Bamboo. It has been championed by the likes of DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist so has true cult status. Snap up this reissue to enjoy its original charm, as well as a new reinterpretation of the track by Melbourne's Surprise Chef. The flip the whimsy of the a-side into a more mystic and beat driven jam packed with tropical charm.
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I Hear Music In The Streets
I Hear Music In The Streets (yellow vinyl 12")
Cat: NER 25099YELLOW. Rel: 18 Jan 22
  1. I Hear Music In The Streets (Touch mix) (10:45)
  2. I Hear Music In The Streets (Expansions NYC dub) (4:49)
  3. I Hear Music In The Streets (LV Classic Boogie mix) (6:33)
Review: Anyone with even the smallest interest in disco and boogie will have heard Unlimited Touch's 1980 classic 'I Hear Music In The Streets'. It's a stone-cold killer that should be approached with caution. Louie Vega, of course, is respectful, and these versions are not remixes but rather re-makes, with the Masters at Work man being joined in the studio by all manner of guest musicians and vocalists - including original members of Unlimited Touch. The standout version is the near 11-minute A-side 'Touch Mix', an all-live post-disco version rich in classic disco bass, guitars, electric piano keys and spacey chords. The short-ish 'NYC Expansions Dub' cans the vocals and emphasises the various instrument solos, while the 'LV Classic Boogie Mix' is an almost note-for-note remake of the 1980 original.
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Shake & Rock 'Till The Police Knock
  1. Shake & Rock 'Till The Police Knock (3:32)
  2. Inside My Love (4:36)
Review: Homegrown Syndrome aka Homegrown Funk & the band Memphis put out just one mega rare two sided single that is so hard to find it sells for over 500 quid each and every time anyone finds a copy. The tireless Athens of the North label now does us all a favour with a new reissue of the original which was originally pressed in 1982 as part of a small run. 'Shake & Rock Till the Police Knock' is hip swinging disco funk with withering synth chords, big lead vocals, buttery backing singers and lively drums. It has it all, basically. 'Inside My Love' is a sentimental flip side for the smoochers out there.
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Over & Over
Cat: BGPS 067. Rel: 27 Jan 22
  1. Over & Over (4:40)
  2. I Need Somebody To Love Tonight (4:07)
Review: Sylvester has too many hits to count, but 'Over And Over' has to be up there. Originally released in 1977, the timeless slice of uptempo disco funk was a mighty meeting of minds - any track penned by Ashford & Simpson is set for iconic status, and with Sylvester up front it's even more of a sure thing. Quite simply eternal. Of course, Sylvester's most famous collaborator was Patrick Cowley, whose magic touch is all over the wriggling, brooding synth boogie of 'I Need Somebody To Love Tonight', presented here as a compact 7" edit for a short sharp blast of perfection.
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Played by: LEGO EDIT
 in stock $10.60
Zambo (remastered)
Zambo (remastered) (limited 7")
Cat: MSR 031. Rel: 27 Jan 22
  1. Zambo (2:46)
  2. Zambo (King Most Redirection) (3:13)
Review: Matasuna takes us on our global travels once more, this time to Latin America and Venezuela for this dance floor heater from La Retreta Mayor. It is an original from 1976 that now lands on its own 7" for the first time and is backed by a fresh remix from King Most. Elements of Latin, funk and jazz all inform the fiery a-side which also has some rich horns and red hot drums, bass and pianos adding to the intensity. The flip side version still has an organic vibe like the original but with a new intro and outro that have their own flavour.
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Played by: LEGO EDIT
 in stock $10.88
Playing With Fire
Cat: WH 001. Rel: 18 Jan 22
  1. Oh La Lover (6:06)
  2. Love Shock (6:15)
  3. We're Truckin' (6:15)
  4. Catch Me If You Can (6:40)
Review: According to the mildly amusing back story that accompanies this debut release from the Wrekin' Havoc crew, the crew of crate diggers turned re-editors behind the series make their wares in a cave in deepest wales, armed with just a computer and a pile of Balearic-minded wax. Whatever the real story, there's plenty to savour on their first outing. Opener 'Oh La Lover' is a tasteful tweak of an obscure, slap bass-sporting, mid-tempo French disco number from the early '80s, while 'Love Shock' breathes new life into an electrofunk era slab of Gallic rap/synth-pop fusion. On the reverse, the cave dwellers first play around with a boogie-era, drum machine-propelled cosmic disco number ('We're Truckin'), before delivering a saucer-eyed delight in the shape of the luscious 'Catch Me If You Can'.
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Eu Bebo Sim
Eu Bebo Sim (green vinyl 7" limited to 100 copies)
Cat: BH 120GREEN. Rel: 25 Jan 22
  1. Eu Bebo Sim (4:06)
  2. Marraio (4:31)
Review: The fresh new tropical green 45rpm from Djar One is a trip to warmer and sunnier climates in Latin America. Strictly limited to just 100 copies it opens with 'Eu Bebo Sim,' an upbeat and funky tune riddled with infectious keys and tumbling drums, bird calls and bendy basslines to make you shift. The comes 'Marraio,' an even more lively jam this time define by its infectious horn sections and suffering samba rhythms, with spaced out synth work adding a trippy vibe under the Portuguese vocal raps.
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Eu Bebo Sim
Eu Bebo Sim (7'' limited to 200 copies)
Cat: BH 120BLACK. Rel: 25 Jan 22
  1. Eu Bebo Sim (4:05)
  2. Marraio (4:31)
Review: It may be cold and dark outside, but Djar One - a producer renowned for the party-starting quality of his sneaky re-edits, remixes and mash-ups - is determined to heat things up on the dancefloor and get us daydreaming about sunnier times and warmer climes. It's for that reason that his latest cheeky 45 delivers beefed-up, club-ready revisions of two classic Brazilian cuts. A-side 'Eu Bobo Slim' sees him add rolling, disco-style drums to an electric piano and acoustic guitar-sporting samba singalong, while flipside 'Mariano' is a tooled-up, breakbeat-driven take on what sounds like a vintage MPB number. Serious heat!
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Singles (LP)
Cat: AOTNLP 044. Rel: 27 Jan 22
  1. Where Will I Go (4:05)
  2. Get A Good Feeling (4:42)
  3. (Don't You See) I'm Crazy About You (3:10)
  4. What About Love (3:09)
  5. Human (3:50)
  6. Don't Let Them Tell You (2:29)
  7. In A Special Kind Of Way (3:57)
  8. I Want You So Much (4:00)
  9. I'm So Satisfied (2:56)
  10. We're Going To Make It (2:30)
  11. I'm So In Love With You (3:22)
  12. Total Satisfaction (3:52)
Review: Athens of the North have teased this collection of singles with a bunch of taster 7"s but still the full length itself confounds expectation. It is a superb work of heart aching soul and modern disco from Brief Encounters who are best known for their stone cold classics 'Get A Good Feeling' and 'Just A Little Notion.' The first of those two features here along with many others gems such as the blue-eyed opener 'Where Will I Go,' deep soul of 'Don't Let Them Tell You' and bigger, horn led tunes like 'I'm So Satisfied.' It's an essential album for any and all soul lovers.
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Wavy (limited 7")
Cat: FNR 187. Rel: 21 Jan 22
  1. Wavy (3:12)
  2. Interlude (1:50)
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The World Needs Changin' (reissue)
  1. The World Needs Changin' (3:06)
  2. Gettin' On Down (3:53)
Review: Americans Hank Jacobs and Don Malone cooked up a bona fide political soul anthem when they crafted 'The World Needs Changin' back in 1970. It is now hard to find so naturally these days it fetches a very handsome fee on second hand markets so has rightly been reissued here by BGP. The a-side is a tune that cuts deep, with pained vocals over a simple but devastating soul rhythm. On the flip is another gem in the form of 'Getting On Down' making this a crucial cut.
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 in stock $10.60
Vol 12
Vol 12 (7")
Cat: ALTONE 012. Rel: 20 Jan 22
  1. All The Time (4:31)
  2. Run It (4:27)
Review: Edit king Al Tones is back on his own label with two more of his superb studio concoctions. This series has been rolling strong since 2012 and like all of the previous eighth instalments the 12th is a doozy. The a-side 'All The Time' is a trumpet lead bit of high speed metropolitan funk with plenty of jazzy licks and sliding hi hats that seduce you as the grooves unfold. Things take a deeper, slower turnoff the flip for 'Run It.' This one has a more steamy sax line taking charge over chunkier beats and nice rich Rhodes chords. File under classy party starters.
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The Big Bonus Beats
Cat: SRW 023. Rel: 02 Dec 21
  1. The Big Bonus Beats (A Jorun Bombay edit) (2:26)
  2. Jamaican Funk (A Jorun Bombay edit) (4:40)
Review: Jorun Bombay is back once again with more of his masterful beat mash ups and beat juggling 7"s. This is his second this week - well, it's a black wax version of the same EP where the other is bright pink, both on Soundweight. He opens up with 'The Big Bonus Beats' (A Jorun Bombay edit) which has crashing drum hits and an iconic vocal mashed together with some funky guitar riffs and plenty of big, oversized and splashing cymbals. 'Jamaican Funk (A Jorun Bombay edit)' is a super sweet jam with a plunging synth bassline and more classic vocal samples that lend it a neo-soul feel.
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Played by: Soul Music
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There's Never Been (No One Like You)
There's Never Been (No One Like You) (limited clear vinyl 12")
Cat: WES 22130CLEAR. Rel: 18 Jan 22
  1. There's Never Been (No One Like You) (long version) (6:30)
  2. There's Never Been (No One Like You) (short version) (4:26)
Review: A stone cold classic, nothing else to say. A must for any disco aficionado, Kenton Nix's one and only production as Kenix Music featuring Bobby Youngblood 'There's Never Been' (No One Like You) on West End from 1980 receives a much needed repress here. Nix started out quite late in his career at the age of 25, but through his friend Larry Levan he got a record deal at West End Records where he wrote Taana Gardner's 'Heartbeat' and Ednah Holt's 'Serious, Sirius Space Party' and later went on to produce Gwen McCrae's 'Funky Sensation'.
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 in stock $13.66
Time (7")
Cat: CPR 010. Rel: 27 Jan 22
  1. Time (3:47)
  2. Keep It Moving (4:09)
Review: Daytoner have got a new album on the way and we can't wait, but before that the group serve up this sizzling new funk single. This crew are well experienced and have travelled far and wide, taking their funk and soul sound to the UK's greatest stages over the last five years. The album was written in isolation during the lockdown and this new pair of singles is a great taster - 'Time' and 'Keep It Moving' both feature lead singer Lucy's fresh vocals as she muses on the importance of time spent with family and friends. The funk-fuelled brass and breaks keep both tunes vibing.
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Played by: The Allergies
 in stock $10.32
Dreams For Sax (reissue)
Cat: HBR 005. Rel: 27 Jan 22
  1. Dawning (4:00)
  2. Flowers (3:39)
  3. Dance Power (6:24)
  4. Night With Champagne (3:50)
  5. First Class (4:41)
  6. Walking On Air (4:15)
  7. Lunch & Dinner (4:16)
  8. Sunset (4:21)
Review: Not all dusty obscurities are worth revisiting, but library music ensemble Gruppo Sound's 1987 set Dreams For Sax most definitely is. Rooted in mid-80s jazz-funk, 'pages from Ceefax' easy listening, glossy electrofunk and early '80s disco, it's a genuinely joyous collection of jaunty instrumental workouts that should delight Balearic crate diggers, sample-hunting beat-makers and synth-loving disco heads. Given the title, you'll be unsurprised to find that saxophone features prominently, but it never dominates; in fact, the range of virtuoso piano solos and the loved-up nature of the Gruppo Sound's approach makes much more of a lasting impression.
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Rare Groove Spectrum Vol 2
Cat: FSRLP 141. Rel: 27 Jan 22
  1. Far Beyond (6:14)
  2. Why (4:24)
  3. New Morning (3:49)
  4. Hot Dog (4:29)
  5. Glastonbury (3:07)
  6. Estrelar (5:16)
  7. Voo Sobre O Horizonte (4:52)
  8. Sueno Con Mexico (6:16)
  9. Summer Madness (4:31)
Review: Aussie funkateer Lance Ferguson - the man behind a multitude of killer bands and solo projects - impressed with 2019 album Rare Groove Spectrum, an all-live set of "DJ friendly re-imaginings" (that's instrumental covers to you and me). This sequel follows a similar blueprint, with Ferguson and his assembled musical comrades delivering fiery, ear-catching and floor friendly interpretations of everything from the Sunburst Band's 2004 jazz-funk club classic 'Far Beyond' and Marcos Valle's Brazilian disco gem 'Estrelar', to Kool & The Gang's luscious 'Summer Madness' (here presented with some superb synth solos) and Carly Simon's reggae-infused Balearic disco anthem 'Why'. Throw in a bunch of jazz-dance and Latin-jazz covers and you have another essential album.
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A New Day (Is Here At Last)
  1. JC Davis - "A New Day (Is Here At Last)" (3:10)
  2. Hell Razah - "Project Jazz" (feat Talib Kweli & MF Doom) (3:47)
Review: The Originals label always does a grand job of pairing the sweetest source material with its famous sampling counterpart, and most importantly they put the originators up front on the A side. This time around they're celebrating the ascendant jazz funk masterpiece 'A New Day (Is Here At Least)' by legendary saxophonist JC Davis, originally released in 1969 and sounding fresh to this day. On the flip comes an open-hearted approach to the iconic brass licks courtesy of Hell Razah, with none other than Talib Kweli and MF Doom in full flow over the top for the impeccable 'Project Jazz' from 2007. Two absolutely golden sides on a perfect little 45, what's not to love?
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Doing It In Lagos: Boogie Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria
Doing It In Lagos: Boogie Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria (gatefold 3xLP + 7" + 8 page booklet + MP3 download code 再プレス)
Cat: SNDWLP 087. Rel: 15 Dec 21
  1. Hotline - "Fellas Doing It In Lagos" (5:38)
  2. Peter Abdul - "Don't You Know" (3:47)
  3. Steve Monite - "Only You" (6:19)
  4. Oby Onyioha - "Enjoy Your Life" (6:15)
  5. Kio Amachree - "Ivory" (5:11)
  6. Livy Ekemezie - "Holiday Action" (5:13)
  7. Willy Roy - "Don't Give Up" (6:40)
  8. Danny Offia & The Friks - "Funk With Me" (5:20)
  9. Rick Asikpo & Afro Fusion - "Too Hot" (5:18)
  10. Toby Foyeh - "Ore Mi" (5:44)
  11. Gboyega Adelaja - "Colourful Environment" (5:19)
  12. Mike Umoh - "Shake Your Body" (6:01)
  13. Burnis Moleme - "Where Is The Answer" (7:00)
  14. Sony Enang - "Don't Stop That Music" (5:10)
  15. Nkono Teles - "Be My Lady" (mix) (4:28)
  16. Veno - "Groove I Like" (3:34)
  17. Godfrey Odili - "Let's Do More Music" (7:40)
  18. Terry Mackson - "Distant Lover" (5:33)
  19. Ofege - "Burning Jungle" (bonus 7") (3:21)
  20. Lexy Mella - "On The Air" (Rap mix - Frankie Francis edit - bonus 7") (3:47)
Review: Soundway offer us a new compilation featuring 20 rare tracks from the currently much talked about world of Nigerian pop music; a zeitgeist of their early 1980s club culture. The country's economy was booming at the time and so was its recording industry. Strongly influenced by '70s disco and funk, this new generation were, as the liner notes explain "Eager to sound as American as possible with no hint of the fervour for afro-beat, afro-rock and afrocentric thinking that the 1970s had thrown up". The original albums that many of these singles came from go for exorbitant prices online, so here's a chance to snap up some of the periods finest music, remastered across three 12"s.
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Circle (7" 再プレス)
Cat: SC 707. Rel: 25 Jan 22
  1. Circle (2:08)
  2. Circle (Gerardo Frisina re-edit) (3:24)
Review: Perez Prado's 'Circle' is a well-known world music and funk classic that was released initially in this format back in 2013. It is a bustling, high tempo groove that enthuses any crowd with its restless rhythms and now gets a rightful reissue on black wax as well as coloured vinyl. Born in Cuba in 1926, Prado was a percussionist, bassist, singer, arranger and orchestra leader who moved to Europe in the 50s and became known as the 'King of Samba.' These two jams were made with a full mambo orchestra and find him at the peak of his powers.
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 in stock $7.53
Everybody Loves The Sunshine
  1. Hey, Uh, What You Say Come On
  2. The Golden Rod
  3. Keep On Walking
  4. You And Me My Love
  5. The Third Eye
  6. It Ain't Your Sign It's Your Mind
  7. People And The World
  8. Everybody Loves The Sunshine
  9. Tongue Power
  10. Lonesome Cowboy
Played by: Dave Lee ZR
 in stock $17.57
Wheel Spin
Cat: FLEX 7002. Rel: 19 Oct 21
  1. Wheel Spin (Revision) (4:50)
  2. Giv It Up (Revision) (4:58)
Review: Acclaimed French producer The Reflex is back on his Flex7 imprint. The Reflex moniker is part tribute to Nile Rodgers' remix of Duran Duran's 1984 song of the same name and a nod to the Logic Pro production software's Flextime tool, which allows users to alter and sync audio files. It's business as usual on this one, with two remixes direct from the master tapes combining creativity and functionality for maximum dancefloor impact. On the A side you've got the low slung yet elevating soul power of 'Wheel Spin' (Revision), while over on the flip there's the downtown vocal funk of 'Giv It Up' (Revision).
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 in stock $12.55
Shuggy Edits Vol 1
Shuggy Edits Vol 1 (7" 再プレス)
Cat: SHUG 1. Rel: 06 Jan 22
  1. Shuggy (CK mix) (4:02)
  2. Shuggy (3:29)
Review: This new 45 features tasty reworks of both Chaka Khan single 'Like Sugar' - a 2018 jam co-produced by Switch and Sarah Ruba best-known for featuring on a high-profile TV advertisement - and the track it's based on, Ruba and the Fatback Band's 2016 version of 'Do The Bustop', a take on the much-loved funk classic recorded for the soundtrack to Netflix series The Get Down, with fresh lyrics and vocals. Since neither track is easy to find on vinyl, these relatively light-touch buy undeniably floor-filling interpretations are borderline essential. As the lyrics state, they're so sweet and good enough to eat!
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 in stock $12.55
Juice On Wax Vol 1
Juice On Wax Vol 1 (translucent yellow vinyl 7" limited 200 copies)
Cat: JOW 001RYEL. Rel: 28 Jan 22
  1. The Fool (4:46)
  2. Loopita (3:07)
Review: Rising star Voodoocuts has previously delivered killer re-edits and remixes for the likes of Matsuana Records and Resense. Here he strikes out on his own, delivering a limited, coloured-vinyl reissue of one of his most sought-after 45s, the original version of which landed way back in 2017. On the A-side he sticks a rocket under Etta James' funk number 'Only a Fool', brilliantly re-imagining it as a weighty disco-funk number full of cut-up horn stabs, layered-up percussion and four-to-the-floor drums. On the flip he chops, loops and rearranges Nico Gomez' Latin psych-funk classic 'Lupita', turning it into the kind of breathless, percussive-rich monster that B-Boys and B-Girls the world over love so much.
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Played by: LEGO EDIT
 in stock $11.70
Ege Bamyasi
Cat: XSPOON 8. Rel: 25 Jun 14
  1. Pinch
  2. Sing Swan Song
  3. One More Night
  4. Vitamin C
  5. Soup
  6. I'm So Green
  7. Spoon
Review: In the forty-two years since the release of Ege Bamyasi, no-one has done as much to blend the spheres of experimental rock music and the avant-garde than Can, whilst also maintaining a hip-shaking primal pulse and delivering a radiant wash of kaleidoscopic sound that defies classification. Ege Bamyasi still stands as one of their crowning achievements, and one whose spooky reverberations have made their presence felt throughout a mighty chunk of the rock and dance music of the decades that have followed. An otherworldly masterclass for the ages.
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Played by: De Los Miedos
 in stock $22.03
The Fuz & Da Boog
Cat: BGPS 065. Rel: 27 Jan 22
  1. The Fuz & Da Boog (3:31)
  2. Cookie Jar (Alt) (3:34)
Review: BGP are having a busy month with a number of unmissable funk 7"s all getting served up. This one comes from Fuzzy Haskins, who was an original member of Parliament and Funkadelic and so brings oodles of p-funk goodness. It is the much-sampled 'The Fuz & Da Boog' on the a-side, with its soaring trumpets and twisted, convoluted rhythms turning you inside out. The b-side is the alternative version of Cookie Jar which is a swooning, bring laced slow motion seducer for late night lovers. Both of these are red hot, for different reasons.
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Played by: The Allergies
 in stock $10.60
Seek & Destroy
Seek & Destroy (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: FNR 161. Rel: 21 Jan 22
  1. Seek & Destroy (2:34)
  2. Russian Steps (3:07)
 in stock $14.22
Expensive Shit
  1. Expensive Shit
  2. Water No Get Enemy
Review: Destination Nigeria, 1975, Fela and Africa 70 are indelibly locked into a hugely prolific groove with well over 10 albums behind them. Then they release this, an LP comprised solely of two wondrously extended work outs from the troupe. "Expensive Shit" famously tells the tale of Fela's brush with the jaded law while "Water No Get Enemy" speaks - or rather sings - for itself. One of Fela's many notable and hugely influential releases; your collection isn't complete without it.
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 in stock $13.10
Makeup The Edits
Makeup The Edits (140 gram vinyl 2xLP 再プレス)
Cat: AR 007. Rel: 10 Jan 22
  1. Coco Kane (6:51)
  2. For Real (5:39)
  3. Giving My Love (6:08)
  4. SpanDisco (5:43)
  5. Gator Bait (4:50)
  6. Koke (5:23)
  7. Novela Das Nove (5:52)
  8. Thank You For My Life (6:06)
Review: REPRESS ALERT!: Here's something special from the rapidly swelling Adeen label. Always bringing something a little different to the house and disco edit game, this time they've reached out to the legendary Chez Damier to team up with label boss Camille and Italian producer Nico Lahs in assembling a compilation of on point edits that will have any keen digger in a frenzy. Across two slabs of wax we get respectfully touched up versions spanning a range of styles. There's powerful singalong soul stirrers like Janice McClain's 'Giving My Love', nasty low down groovers like Love Cild's Afro Cuban Blues Band's 'SpanDisco', and lots more besides. If you need some deep cover heaters with girth in all the right places, look no further.
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That Someone's U
  1. That Someone's U (4:35)
  2. That Someone's U (Jazz Funk instrumental) (4:39)
Review: Reach for the cocktails and turn down the lights because the Super Disco Edits label has a golden groover on its hands here. 'That Someone's U' was actually a track submitted to be a part of the famous Splash LP by Freddie Hubbard, but it never made the cut. Written by Sydney Justin, Sanifu Al Hall and David Shields, it languished on the cutting room floor until it was converted from analogue to digital with a load of other tracks by The La Propinquity. The smooth groove has a steamy sax line, easy-going drums and languid chords that melt the soul.
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Played by: Marc Hype
 in stock $11.71
Hard Hitter
Cat: LDW 3318. Rel: 12 Jan 22
  1. Speed Trap (2:31)
  2. Track Record (2:39)
  3. Race With Time (2:43)
  4. Fun Seeker (3:46)
  5. Hair Raiser (2:48)
  6. Stay With It (1:44)
  7. Inflation (3:39)
  8. Great Technique (3:47)
  9. Hard Hitter (2:57)
  10. No Way (3:05)
  11. Three's A Crowd (2:23)
  12. Big Dipper (3:18)
  13. Decisive Action (3:04)
  14. Challenger (2:44)
  15. Superdrive (2:42)
Review: Everyone knows library records carry the real heat, and of course the best of the bunch are now so coveted you'd best be selling an organ to get your hands on them. Well, put the back street surgeon on pause and rejoice as a true holy grail comes back within reach of the ordinary person - De Wolfe Music Library are reissuing Keith Papworth's 1975 masterpiece Hard Hitter. It's a goldmine of tougher-than-tough breaks, with drums right up front in the mix and only a light smattering of orchestration on top. It's like they knew sample culture was just round the corner.
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Summer Madness Part 1 & 2 (reissue)
Cat: FUR 7377. Rel: 29 Dec 21
  1. Summer Madness (part 1) (2:59)
  2. Summer Madness (part 2) (2:37)
Review: Ubiquity is back with another of its two part 7"s, this time from contemporary soul group The Soul Surfers. Experts at covering the greats, they recently turned their hand to a classic from The JB's, while this time out it is Kool & The Gang's classic "Summer Madness" that gets a deep-cut and sexy make over. Part 1 is a sensuous slow burner with downtempo drums and heavenly guitar playing, while part 2 has harder drum grooves and dreamy , psyched-out guitars. It's another ageless rework that you need in your life.
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 in stock $12.82
Fantasy Point
Cat: SC 1232. Rel: 27 Jan 22
  1. The Climb (4:12)
  2. Star Control (4:30)
  3. Red Wave (4:18)
  4. Take Me Home (2:13)
  5. Night Glider (4:41)
  6. Breaker Boogie (3:56)
  7. Rekab's Azy (5:30)
  8. Musk At Dusk (4:43)
  9. Capri Memory (3:51)
  10. Ghost Reflex (3:56)
  11. Sea Green Eyes (4:26)
  12. Game Over (4:23)
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Origin Of Forms
Cat: RKXLP 84. Rel: 27 Jan 22
  1. Almandine (3:08)
  2. Gurami (4:11)
  3. Ink (2:49)
  4. Salmanazar (4:15)
  5. Affair (2:34)
  6. Origin (2:17)
  7. Deviants (3:00)
  8. Spiders (3:00)
  9. Kayana (4:13)
  10. Andromeda (3:21)
  11. Kite (4:29)
  12. Balance (3:27)
Review: Moscow funk band The Diasonics already teamed this album with super lead 7" single 'Gurami' and the arrival of the full length itself doesn't disappoint. The band draw on a pallet of Soviet era psychedelia, deep funk, and instrumental hip-hop to serve up their sounds and work them into always cinematic and widescreen tunes. Every tune hits hard, with 'Ink' driven by a knotted bassline and shimmering and mystic lead guitar, 'Salmanazar' offer a more roomy and laidback vibe filled with wah wah guitar and 'Spiders' getting a little more prickly and uneasy. The whole thing is mesmeric from start to finish and is packed with proudly Eastern European flavours.
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Hot Music (reissue)
Hot Music (reissue) (7" 再プレス)
Cat: DB 7025. Rel: 27 Jan 22
  1. Soho - "Hot Music" (Jazz mix) (5:07)
  2. Earth People - "Dance" (club mix) (4:08)
Review: Pal Joey is a legendary New York house producer. Whatever alias he assumes - and there are many - you can be sure of real quality, and this 7" features two of his best: As Soho he offers the jazzy keys and funked up house loops of "Hot Music" which samples Wynton Marsalis's "Skain's Domain". On the flip, he becomes Earth People and serves up pure house joy on "Dance" with its ebullient vocal yelps, party starting sax lines and timeless chords. It's the sort of celebratory, end of the night weapon that will send people home in absolute raptures.
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 in stock $10.60
Experience & Judgment (reissue)
Experience & Judgment (reissue) (180 gram audiophile vinyl LP)
Cat: ATLANTICSD 1654. Rel: 20 Jan 22
  1. Celestial Blues (3:28)
  2. Experience (3:03)
  3. Judgment (3:03)
  4. I Know This Love Can't Be Wrong (3:27)
  5. Hibiscus (5:47)
  6. You Should've Seen The Way (2:34)
  7. Tune Up (4:18)
  8. Rosemary Blue (3:34)
  9. Being Uptight (3:05)
  10. A Place Where Love Is (4:49)
  11. Trust Us To Find The Way (2:46)
  12. The Power Of My Mind (3:00)
Review: Vocalist and jazz and soul pianist Andy Bey worked with a range of celebrated talents such as Horace Silver and Gary Bartz but his debut solo album in 1974 takes some beating. It is an otherworldly offering of cosmic jazz and soul that is truly unique. The tone of Bey's voice always conveys a certain sense of pain, while the instrumentals around them range from deep and pensive to funky and playful. It is an album that takes a long time to parse and understand if you ever really do, and it has a superb cover, too. Do not sleep on this reissue.
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 in stock $30.95
Is It All Over My Face?
Is It All Over My Face? (clear vinyl 12")
Cat: WES 22129CLEAR. Rel: 27 Jan 22
  1. Is It All Over My Face? (Female vocal) (6:53)
  2. Is It All Over My Face? (Male vocal) (9:57)
Review: Arthur Russell made many fine records during his all-to-brief lifetime, though few are quite as fun, funky and freewheeling as 1980's 'Is It All Over My Face', the first single from his Loose Joints project with Steve D'Acquisto. Originally released at the tail end of the disco era and heavily influenced by the no-wave and punk-funk scene in downtown NYC, the track delivers a fittingly loose-limbed take on disco laden with attractive instrument solos, percussion-laden dancefloor breakdowns and vocals that are alternately inspired and unruly. This reissue boasts both of the original 12" mixes: the much-loved, funk-fuelled 'Female Version' and the raw and raucous 'Male Version', where Russell and D'Acquisto share lead vocals.
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 in stock $13.66
Pieces Of A Man
Pieces Of A Man (gatefold LP)
Cat: HIQLP 007. Rel: 25 Feb 14
  1. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  2. Save The Children
  3. Lady Day & John Coltrane
  4. Home Is Where The Hatred Is
  5. When You Are Who You Are
  6. I Think I'll Call It Morning
  7. Pieces Of A Man
  8. A Sign Of The Ages
  9. Or Down You Fall
  10. The Needle's Eye
  11. The Prisoner
 in stock $23.40
Break The Wall
Break The Wall (gatefold 3xLP + booklet)
Cat: BBE 646ALP. Rel: 28 Jan 22
  1. Interlude (Somewhere In South London) (0:45)
  2. Change (4:17)
  3. Crazy Life (6:52)
  4. Gold (5:33)
  5. Good People (4:58)
  6. Make Me Happy (5:05)
  7. Shine (5:52)
  8. Brand New Day (3:59)
  9. The Love It Takes (4:57)
  10. Mother Funkin' Robots (4:42)
  11. You (4:39)
  12. Birthdays (4:51)
  13. Happy Song (5:46)
  14. Make The Call (6:02)
! low stock $34.56
Street Lady
Cat: 140. Rel: 01 Jan 90
  1. Lansana's Priestress
  2. Miss Kane
  3. Sister Love
  4. Street Lady
  5. Witch Hunt
  6. Woman Of The World
 in stock $18.68
Humpty Dumpty
Cat: P 76277. Rel: 29 Dec 21
  1. Humpty Dumpty (2:33)
  2. You Got Me Hummin' (4:40)
Review: Placebo are a legendary Belgian jazz funk band led by Marc Moulin, 1971 to 1976.AP-VINE have released some of their titles as reissue CD's & LPs before but this time we present their finest tracks from their 3 stadio albums as limited pressing 7 inch singles with new remastering!

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 in stock $19.24
Tokyo Glow (remastered)
Tokyo Glow (remastered) (gatefold 2xLP with obi-strip)
Cat: WWSLP 55. Rel: 10 Dec 21
  1. Kumi Nakamura - "Kimagure" (3:05)
  2. Miyuki Maki - "Indo No Michibata" (3:36)
  3. Haruyoshi Yamashina - "Osake To Joke" (3:35)
  4. Sumiko Yamagata - "Natsu No Hikari Ni" (3:19)
  5. Hatsumi Shibata - "Party Is Over" (4:41)
  6. Makoto Iwabuchi - "Moonlight Flight" (3:57)
  7. Hiroshi Sato - "Saigo No Tejina" (3:40)
  8. Arakawa Band - "Paradise's Dream" (7:10)
  9. New Generation Company - "I Wander All Alone" (part III) (2:55)
  10. Kiyohiko Ozaki - "Ojosan Oteyawarakani" (4:30)
  11. Kengo Kurozumi - "Juggler" (4:09)
  12. Ken Nishizaki - "Koi No Paradigm" (4:58)
  13. Jadoes - "Simply Another Love" (4:47)
  14. Midori Hara - "Aamar Jabar" (4:45)
  15. Hitomi 'Penny' Tohyama - "Tuxedo Connection" (3:21)
  16. Mizuki Koyama - "Oh! Daddy" (3:39)
  17. Haruo Chikada & Vibra-Tones - "Sofa Bed Blues" (3:36)
  18. Mitsuko Horie - "Chigasaki Memory" (3:49)
Review: The recent Tokyo Dreaming compilation on Wewantsounds was a huge success so the label does the right thing and follows it up with another collection of sounds from the Far East. This one again looks into the fascinatingly niche city pop sound with expert digger DJ Notoya at the wheels. He delves into the Nippon Columbia catalogue and turns out all manner of breezy and laidback gems from Hiroshi Sato, Hitomi "Penny" Tohyama, Midori Hara and more. In many cases, these tunes are making it tot vinyl for the first time. What's more, the audio has been newly remastered in Tokyo for this reissue making sure it sounds as good as possible.
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 in stock $26.20
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