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I'm Not Feeling You
I'm Not Feeling You (limited 7")
Cat: TNT 004. Rel: 11 Jan 22
  1. I'm Not Feeling You (3:29)
  2. Everyday & Everynight (3:54)
Review: Yvette Michele was a breakout star in the glory days of mid 90s RnB, and her My Dream album still shines as a true gem from the era. Produced by, amongst others, Funkmaster Flex and Full Force, Michele's moment in the sun was brief but brilliant, but now you can enjoy two of her best on this perfect nugget of a 7". 'I'm Not Feeling You' is a funked up blast of empowerment, while 'Everyday & Everynight' takes things in a slinkier direction for those lights down moments. It's pure soulful perfection, from Michele's smoky vocals through to the bass-loaded production.
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Played by: The Allergies, Osmose
 in stock $12.42
Ebonics (7")
Cat: 45K 06. Rel: 14 Jan 22
  1. Ebonics (3:27)
  2. Size Em Up (3:38)
Review: Lamont Coleman, aka Big L, was one of the brightest talents in the New York hip hop scene through the mid 90s, both as a solo artist and as part of the D.I.T.C. crew. Sadly he lost his life in 1999 at the age of 24, stopping him short of what should by rights have been a much longer and fruitful career in music. Here 45 Kings dig out one of his strongest moments, the 'Ebonics' / 'Size 'Em Up' single from 1998. It's tough, street level rap of the highest caliber with Rondell Turner on the buttons, and it sounds as vital now as it did nearly a quarter of a century ago.
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Played by: Osmose
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Paul's Boutique Demos
Cat: 21BRIDGES 013. Rel: 17 Jan 22
  1. 3-Minute Rule (demo) (3:40)
  2. Hello Brooklyn (demo) (2:30)
  3. Johnny Ryall (demo) (3:35)
  4. Johnny Ryall (demo 2) (3:37)
  5. Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun (demo) (4:02)
  6. Egg Man (demo) (2:37)
  7. The Sounds Of Science (demo) (3:05)
  8. 33% God (Get Off The Mic) (demo) (4:06)
  9. Full Clout (Shake Your Rump) (demo) (3:21)
  10. Dust Joint (Car Thief) (demo) (3:48)
  11. Dust Joint (alternative - demo 2) (3:20)
  12. Shake Your Rump (Extra Early version - demo) (2:32)
  13. Dust Joint (Instrumantel - demo) (2:10)
  14. Full Clout (instrumental - demo) (4:17)
 in stock $27.68
You Gots To Chill
Cat: MRB 7198. Rel: 14 Jan 22
  1. You Gots To Chill (4:14)
  2. Let The Funk Flow (4:19)
Review: Mr Bongo's EPMD reissue series continues with a fresh pressing of one of the NYC duo's most significant and best-loved singles, 1988's 'You Gots To Chill'. Predating much of the West Coast G-funk material that later covered similar sonic ground, it sees the duo delivering some of their rap verses over a beat crafted from samples of Zapp's P-funk classic 'More Bounce To The Ounce' and Kool & The Gang party classic 'Jungle Boogie'. This time round, it comes backed by another EPMD classic from the same period: the mid-tempo, JB's-sampling head-nodder that is 'Let The Funk Flow'. That's never appeared on a single before, making this "45" even more desirable.
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Played by: Osmose
 in stock $14.68
Going To The Party
Cat: FJAL 366. Rel: 13 Jan 22
  1. Going To The Party (feat Lyrics Born - extended 45 mix) (3:56)
  2. Utility Man (feat Andy Cooper) (3:27)
Review: UK beatmakers The Allergies are absolute Jalapeno mainstays who always serve up suitably sizzling and funky sounds. Following on form their last album Promised Land here back in September 2021, two of the singles from it now get pressed up to 7". The a-side is an extended version of 'Going To The Party' (feat Lyrics Born) with big drum breaks, live vocals and an atmospheric back and forth with super sized horns. 'Utility Man' (feat Andy Cooper) is a deeper, smoother cut with some mega slick vocal rhythms and lovely double bass sounds to get you bumping.
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 in stock $16.10
It Was A Good Day
It Was A Good Day (7" limited to 300 copies 再プレス)
Cat: THROW 701. Rel: 10 Dec 21
  1. It Was A Good Day (4:25)
  2. You Can Do It (feat Mack 10 & Ms Toi) (4:24)
Review: The first missive from the reissue-focused Throwdown imprint takes a deep dive into the bulging back catalogue of West Coast hip-hop legend Ice Cube. Side A offers us another chance to own 1992 hit "It Was A Good Day" a languid, sun-kissed Golden Era jam crafted from elements of a familiar slab of laidback jazz-funk. Over on side B you'll find 1999's "You Can Do It", another once high-profile single featuring additional verses and vocal contributions from Mack 10 and Ms Toi. For those who've forgotten it, the track is a punchier and heavy club cut that utilizes all three rappers' distinctive flows to ratchet up the intensity throughout.
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Madvillainy (2xLP 再プレス)
Cat: STH 2065. Rel: 18 Jan 22
  1. The Illest Villains (2:02)
  2. Accordion (1:56)
  3. Meat Grinder (0:32)
  4. Bistro (2:48)
  5. Raid (2:30)
  6. America's Most Blunted (3:54)
  7. Sickfit (1:21)
  8. RainBows (2:51)
  9. Curls (1:39)
  10. Do Not Fire (0:53)
  11. Money Folder (3:07)
  12. Scene Two (Vouce Skit) (0:02)
  13. Shadows Of Tomorrow (featuring Quasimoto) (2:34)
  14. Operation Lifesaver aka Mint Test (1:31)
  15. Figaro (2:24)
  16. Hardcore Hustle (featuring Wildchild) (1:22)
  17. Strange Ways (1:24)
  18. Intro (0:29)
  19. Fancy Clown (featuring Viktor Vaugh) (1:55)
  20. Eye (featuring Stacy Epps) (1:57)
  21. Supervillain Theme (0:53)
  22. All Caps (2:10)
  23. Great Day (2:17)
  24. Rhinestone Cowboy (3:56)
Review: Madvillain is the collaboration of the most dynamic duo from today's hip-hop underground, MF Doom and Madlib. "Madvillainy" has witty, mental lyrics combined with rugged beats fashioned from every possible source material, resulting in a truly unique album pointing the way to hip-hop's future.
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Sound Of Da Police
Cat: ES 765001. Rel: 30 Nov 21
  1. Sound Of Da Police (LP version) (4:14)
  2. Hip Hop Vs Rap (4:42)
Review: Taking the reigns for a repress, Jive Records have taken the important step of revisiting KRS One's rap classic 'Sound Of Da Police'. Besides the popularity of its uniquely catchy 'woop woop' refrain, this early 90s gem was the second and final single from KRS One's debut album Return Of The Boom Bap, and importantly criticizes the hypocrisies of the American justice system, as well as the horrors of racial profiling and police brutality. Besides the events of 2021 making this year the most appropriate time yet in which to re-release such a song, the funk heads at Juno will be keen to spot this classic's sampling of several greats, including licks by Grand Funk Railroad and Sly And The Family Stone.
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Drink Away The Pain
Drink Away The Pain (7" 再プレス)
Cat: OC 008. Rel: 06 Jan 22
  1. Drink Away The Pain (4:26)
  2. Give Up The Goods (4:04)
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The Big Payback
Cat: MRB 7197. Rel: 14 Jan 22
  1. The Big Payback (4:50)
  2. So Wat Cha Sayin’ (4:57)
Review: A 7" is all about having a perfect nugget of music on the most compact of wax, and here Mr Bongo pick out two of the best cuts from one of the greatest crews to touch the mic. EPMD were on their finest form when they dropped Unfinished Business in 1989, doubling down on the runaway success of their debut Strictly Business, and here we get two of the album's hottest joints for your instant gratification. 'The Big Payback' piles the funk on heavy, keeping it moody in the low end for EPMD to do their thing over the top, while original opening track 'So Wat Cha Sayin' nestles on the B side with one of the wildest rub downs Erick and Parrish ever committed to record. Truly essential hip hop from the golden era.
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It's My Thing (reissue)
Cat: MRB 7196. Rel: 03 Dec 21
  1. It's My Thing (5:43)
  2. You're A Customer (5:22)
Review: Mr Bongo has already reissued a swathe of classic albums and singles from legendary hip-hop duo EPMD, whose place in the pantheon of rap greats has long been assured. Here they continue to mine the duo's catalogue, delivering a new edition of the pair's 1987 debut single (which, it should be noted, has long been hard to find on "45"). 'It's My Thing' remains a classic hip-hop club cut, with flowing rhymes rising above a backing track rich in raw drum machine hits, aquatic p-funk bass and sampled snatches of a smooth, disco-era soul number. Flipside 'You're a Customer' is a more sparse and stripped back affair, with slightly faster-paced raps riding stuttering beats and a squelchy synth bassline.
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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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The Moods EP
The Moods EP (180 gram vinyl 12")
Cat: IMO 008. Rel: 05 Mar 18
  1. 70s Theme
  2. Brother Beware
  3. Express Yourself
Review: Imogen have stumbled across a rare gem here, presenting some previously unheard liquid funk jams from the lesser known Chicago pioneer James Perri. Some of his jams as Jimi Polo are perennial classics, while his time spent in Soul II Soul and elsewhere are testament to his gifts, but this particular set of recordings from the 90s have lain in wait for their time to shine. You can hear his skills as a session musician and arranger coming through in abundance on this warm, grooving, acid jazz inflected EP. "70s Theme" is a sparse, moody jazz funk cut, while "Brother Beware" is a smooth, sultry slice of message soul. "Express Yourself" is the truly uplifting slice of the pie, and it will chime just fine with any lovers of that classic Soul II Soul sound.
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Nine (limited LP) (1 per customer)
Cat: FLO 0008LP. Rel: 24 Sep 21
  1. Haha (0:51)
  2. London Gangs (3:26)
  3. Trap Life (3:03)
  4. Fear (3:33)
  5. Mike's Story (feat Michael Ofo) (0:55)
  6. Bitter Streets (3:56)
  7. Alcohol (4:05)
  8. You From London (feat Little Simz) (3:50)
  9. 9 (5:10)
  10. Light's In Your Hands (5:07)
Review: Since emerging in 2019, Inflo's socially conscious, politically charged Sault collective has delivered a string of inspired, impossible-to-pigeonhole albums that thoughtfully reflect on what it is to be black and British in the 21st century. Nine, the crew's latest set (and first of 2021) is every bit as incendiary, versatile and impactful as its predecessors, with the 10 collected tracks touching on everything from drowsy R&B, spoken word, classic soul and post-punk rock, to UK bass mutations, gospel, jazz-funk, Charles Stepney style excursions and hazy downtempo beats. Mixing live instrumentation and electronics with a wealth of spoken, sung and rapped vocals, Nine is a genuinely stunning, thought-provoking album full of razor-sharp lyrics and brilliantly executed musical movements.
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The Highlights
The Highlights (gatefold 180 gram vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: 359319 7. Rel: 19 Nov 21
  1. Save Your Tears (3:42)
  2. Blinding Lights (3:20)
  3. In Your Eyes (3:57)
  4. Can't Feel My Face (3:32)
  5. I Feel It Coming (with Daft Punk) (4:31)
  6. Starboy (with Daft Punk) (3:49)
  7. Pray For Me (with Kendrick Lamar) (3:32)
  8. Heartless (3:19)
  9. Often (4:09)
  10. The Hills (3:59)
  11. Call Out My Name (3:54)
  12. Die For You (4:24)
  13. Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey) (4:32)
  14. Love Me Harder (with Ariana Grande) (3:53)
  15. Acquainted (5:59)
  16. Wicked Games (5:22)
  17. The Morning (5:08)
  18. After Hours (6:10)
Review: After his last album incorporated neon and darkwave stylings into his ever-expanding musical fold, we unanimously agreed back at the beginning of 2021 that it was high time The Weeknd put out a 'greatest hits' album. In February, our wish was granted in CD form, and now, 'The Highlights' has seen an official rerelease on double gatefold ultra-heavy vinyl, doing thorough justice to The Noise's cosmic collabs with Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar and Ariana Grande. Spanning cuts all the way through from 'Thursday' to 'After Hours', this album does a remarkable job of unifying the best tracks from this devlishly suited, R&B hitmaker's career.
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De La Smoove: Lesson 1
Cat: FF45 010. Rel: 26 Nov 20
  1. De La Smoove: Lesson 1 (4:30)
  2. Hall & Soul (4:24)
Review: Smoove returns to his hip-hop roots via a brilliantly simple but wonderfully crafted tribute to Del La Soul's "daisy age" era and cut-and-paste pioneers Double Dee & Steinski. 'De La Smoove' is a simple idea that has been expertly executed. Subtitled 'Lesson 1', it sees Smoove stitch together snatches of tracks sampled by De La Soul (or more specifically, Prince Paul) on the peerless Three Feet High and Rising album, throwing in all manner of well-known vocal snippets previously used by Steinski and others. He flips the script on B-side 'Hall & Soul', sneakily blending elements of De La Soul classic 'Say No Go' with one of the tracks that it sampled, blue-eyed soul favourite 'I Can't Go For That'.
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OST (reissue)
OST (reissue) (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: PL 7025. Rel: 22 Apr 21
  1. Intro (4:14)
  2. Jappy Jap (3:44)
  3. Suite For Beaver (part 1) (4:26)
  4. Suite For Beaver (part 2) (4:47)
  5. OST (Original Soundtrack) (4:40)
  6. Empty Bottles Of Water (3:21)
  7. The Outrage (4:31)
  8. The Hang Loose (3:51)
  9. The Double K Show (3:31)
  10. Tales Of Kidd Drunkadelic (3:00)
  11. Keepin It Live (4:38)
  12. The Dig (3:45)
  13. The Heat (0:57)
  14. Montego Slay (4:14)
  15. The LA Song (4:30)
  16. 8 Is Enuff (3:07)
  17. Acid Raindrops (4:38)
  18. The Joyride (4:19)
  19. The Breakdown (5:03)
Review: Longtime hip-hop mainstays People Under The Stairs have a wealth fo great material but their 2002 album O.S.T. is one fo their best. It now finally gets a long overdue reissue after the group disbanded in 2019, a full 25 years after first hooking up and making a name with their inventive styles. This third record furthered their sample heavy sound and gave rise to one of their best known and most loved hits, 'Acid Raindrops.' Elsewhere the languid beats flow freely as the verses and the whole thing was produced in Thes One's home by him and pattern in rhymes, Double K.
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Drawing (12")
Cat: STH 2460LP. Rel: 14 Jan 22
  1. Cloudy June (4:15)
  2. Two (4:05)
  3. Rooms (4:20)
  4. Drawing (4:50)
  5. Joint Identity (4:15)
  6. Queen Of Paisley (4:01)
  7. Bogus (3:25)
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Since I Left You
Since I Left You (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: XLLP 138. Rel: 21 Jul 16
  1. Since I Left You (4:18)
  2. Stay Another Season (2:19)
  3. Radio (4:27)
  4. Two Hearts In 3/4 Time (3:24)
  5. Avalanche Rock (0:23)
  6. Flight Tonight (3:56)
  7. Close To You (3:56)
  8. Diners Only (1:37)
  9. A Different Feeling (4:31)
  10. Electricity (3:29)
  11. Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (2:20)
  12. Pablo's Cruise (0:53)
  13. Frontier Psychiatrist (4:49)
  14. Etoh (5:09)
  15. Summer Crane (4:32)
  16. Little Journey (1:39)
  17. Live At Dominoes (5:36)
  18. Extra A Kings (3:49)
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The Notorious JB's: The BIG Payback
Cat: NOTORIOUS JBS. Rel: 13 Dec 21
  1. Intro Theme (0:44)
  2. BIG Poppa's Got A Brand New Bag (3:59)
  3. Sex Machine Gun Funk (4:02)
  4. Ten Crack Commandments (feat Fela Kuti) (3:32)
  5. Don't Do Drugs PSA (interlude) (0:49)
  6. The BIG Payback (5:47)
  7. Kick In The Door (3:36)
  8. Say It Loud (I'm Black & Proud) (3:16)
  9. Everyday Struggle (3:58)
  10. Stay In School PSA (outro) (0:18)
  11. Think BIG (bonus track) (2:27)
Review: Amerigo's The Big Payback series finds him bring together some fantasy all stars for his "J.B. and The Soul Mates" tribute concept. Here, James Brown's music is reworked, edited and chopped together with the work of hip hop giant Notorious BIG. It results in speaker blasting, floor filling, ass wiggling jams that mash up all the most iconic verses and choruses from each singer with their most recognisable guitar riffs, drum breaks and samples. It's a colourful collage that is as fun as it is funky.
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Full Clip
Full Clip (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: SK 4502. Rel: 20 Nov 19
  1. Full Clip (3:37)
  2. DWYCK (4:02)
Review: The second salvo on the Street Knowledge series of golden era hip-hop reissues comes from legendary East Coast twosome Gang Starr. It offers up a pair of much-loved 1990s club bangers: 1999's "Full Clip" and '92's "DWYCK". The former is a classic DJ Premier production: a toe-tapping, head-nodding bounce through rubbery beats, jazzy guitars and toasty bass topped off with the fine flows of the late MC Guru. "DWYCK" meanwhile is a more bass-heavy, floor-friendly affair, with Premier's on-point scratching complimenting Guru's vocal and the addictive weightiness of the groove. In other words, these are two golden era classics you definitely need in your life.
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Jazz Is Dead 2
Jazz Is Dead 2 (LP in die-cut sleeve)
Cat: JID 002LP. Rel: 30 Jul 20
  1. Synchronize Vibration (3:34)
  2. Hey Lover (2:26)
  3. Soulful & Unique (2:57)
  4. Shadows Of The East (3:38)
  5. Sunflowers (3:02)
  6. Gravity (3:25)
  7. Solace (3:51)
  8. African Sounds (3:12)
Review: Adrian Younge and A Tribe Called Quest man Ali Shaheed Muhammad's recently released "Jazz Is Dead" album had the feel of a landmark set: a collection of inspired, all-star workouts that combined live, hip-hop style beats with the effervescent musicality of soundtrack jazz, soul, jazz-funk and Latin jazz. This speedy sequel flips the script, stripping back the guest list to a single guest collaborator: jazz-funk and fusion legend Roy Ayers. From start to finish, the set bristles with sweet female group vocals, mazy Vibraphone solos, ultra-warm electric piano, hybrid hip-hop/jazz-funk beats, and Ayers' effortless musical positivity. While nowhere near as eclectic as its predecessor, "Jazz Is 2" is arguably an even more coherent and enjoyable album - and that's saying something.
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Played by: Andrea passenger
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Let's Just Say The World Ended A Week From Now What Would You Do?
Cat: 019029 6684005. Rel: 22 Oct 21
  1. IDGAF About Pain (2:37)
  2. Coming Home (feat NIKI) (3:30)
  3. What Would You Do? (feat Pink Sweat$) (3:13)
  4. Dancing On A Cloud (4:03)
  5. Now I'm Alone (feat Sofia Valdes) (3:44)
  6. Three Strikes (feat Khalid) (3:19)
  7. Talk To Me (3:22)
  8. Back On Top (feat Griff) (2:54)
  9. Easy On Me (3:20)
  10. I'm The Lucky One (3:40)
  11. Heartsong (4:27)
Review: We're not sure what our answer to the question is exactly, but Honne seem intent on going out with a smile and a feeling of self-satisfaction, albeit not necessarily a bang. Hopeless romantics in the truest sense, Let's Just Say The World Ended A Week From Now What Would You Do? sees Honne wearing their upbeat, glass-half-full hearts on sleeves.

Of course that means it might not be for everyone, but naysayers will never be offended. As for those onside, this is quality saxophone-laden, lo-fi pop that has one foot in funk, another in R&B, and eyes firmly set on the broadest audience out there. If that sounds like something you've got a problem with, move on, but we guarantee you'll be missing out on something pretty special.
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Work The Angles
Cat: 45K 02. Rel: 09 Apr 21
  1. Work The Angles (4:01)
  2. Worst Comes To Worst (3:12)
Review: The 45 Kings are back with more of that boombap goodness that we hip hop heads can never get enough of. This time they have unearthed two previously unavailable tunes from Dilated Peoples on this today 7". There is a timelessness to 'Work The Angles' that makes it immediately easy to love: those dusty drum breaks, the DJ scratches, the gnarly riffs. On the reverse, 'Worst Comes To Worst' slips into a deeper, more reflective vibe with romantic melodic motifs and a rolling beat that you hope never ends. These are two gens that very much need to be heard.
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Edits 003
Cat: EDITSV 003. Rel: 05 Oct 21
  1. Workin Scrubs (2:59)
  2. Gold Diggin (2:57)
Review: Casual Connection (real name Lukasz Ru-Kasu) has been in the edit game for a while, with his first digital-only collection of disco and boogie revisions appearing on Alpaca Edits seven years ago. Here he returns with a third 12" single of his own, which also marks his first release of 2021. A-side 'Working Scrubs' is a clever revision of a '90s R&B classic that places the now iconic group vocals atop a rubbery, synth-heavy backing track that sits somewhere between nu-disco and '80s synth-funk. 'Gold Diggin' is another mash-up of sorts, with a much-loved hip-hop vocal sitting atop a heavy, bustling, all action rhythm-track full of stuttering drum hits and cut-up, hip-house style vocal stabs. Proper party-starting music.
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Maxinquaye: 20th Anniversay Edition
Maxinquaye: 20th Anniversay Edition (gatefold 180 gram audiophile vinyl LP + insert 再プレス)
Cat: MOVLP 507. Rel: 06 Jan 22
  1. Overcome
  2. Ponderosa
  3. Black Steel
  4. Hell Is Round The Corner
  5. Pumpkin
  6. Aftermath
  7. Abbaon Fat Tracks
  8. Brand New You're Retro
  9. Suffocated Love
  10. You Don't
  11. Strugglin'
  12. Feed Me
 in stock $25.70
I'm Housin' (reissue)
Cat: MRB 7195. Rel: 03 Dec 21
  1. I'm Housin (4:00)
  2. I'm Housin (instrumental) (4:17)
Review: Although it was originally released at the height of hip-house mania (1988 to be exact), EPMD's 'I'm Housin' is not a rap-sporting house record. It is, though, a bona-fide club classic, with E Double E and PMD trading verses atop a rolling, dancefloor-friendly groove built from elements of Aretha Franklin's 1971 soul classic 'Rock Steady'. All these years on, it still sounds fresh - as this Mr Bongo reissue of the rare 1989 UK seven-inch version proves. In a word: essential.
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It Ain't Hard To Tell
Cat: SSR 221. Rel: 15 Jul 21
  1. It Ain't Hard To Tell (mix 1) (3:48)
  2. It Ain't Hard To Tell (mix 2) (3:46)
Review: Currently in the throes of a serious reissue mission, bringing many of his old funklets back to life on wax, Jalapeno mainstay Danny Soopasoul lets these very cheeky takes on Mr Illmatic out into the ether. Side-A is pure laid back west coast vibery while the B lays Nas's famous bars down over a Bill Conti-style horn arrangement where the feel of a montage and a triumphant stair-run is imminent. Limited to 300 copies, it ain't hard to tell you how quickly this will fly.
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Sex CREAM (reissue)
  1. James Brown & The Wu Tang Clan - "Sex CREAM" (3:33)
  2. James Brown - "Sex Machine" (dub edit) (3:02)
Review: It would be fair to say that the latest edition in DJ Soopasoul's "Soopastole" edits series is one of the producer's biggest yet. A-side "Sex C.R.E.A.M" is particularly potent, with the mash-up maestro layering the vocals from Wu-Tang Clan classic "C.R.E.A.M" over a chunky beat crafted out of classic James Brown samples. To our ears, it's arguably better than the Wu-Tang original, or at least a little more dancefloor-friendly. Fittingly, Brown gets the treatment on the flip with Soopasoul getting busy with the EQs on a suitably heavy but stripped back "dub edit" of all-time-classic "Sex Machine". While it probably didn't need tampering with, he's done a very good job of delivering a version that successfully takes the track in a different direction.
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Trip Hop
Trip Hop (heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: 336406 6. Rel: 19 Apr 19
  1. Massive Attack - "Teardrop" (5:26)
  2. DJ Shadow - "Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt" (6:35)
  3. Tricky - "Hell Is Around The Corner" (3:45)
  4. Goldfrapp - "Lovely Head" (3:45)
  5. Kid Loco - "A Grand Love Theme" (3:59)
  6. Morcheeba - "Otherwise" (3:44)
  7. Moby - "Natural Blues" (4:14)
  8. Nightmares On Wax - "Les Nuits" (6:15)
  9. DJ Cam - "Birds Also Sing For Anamaria" (4:16)
  10. Alex Gopher - "The Child" (radio edit) (3:40)
 in stock $13.54
M3LL155X (12")
Cat: YT 142. Rel: 05 Feb 16
  1. Figure 8 (3:03)
  2. I'm Your Doll (3:07)
  3. In Time (4:32)
  4. Glass & Patron (4:18)
  5. Mothercreep (3:35)
Played by: Emika
 in stock $14.68
Bubba (2xLP + insert + MP3 download code)
Cat: 194397 24481. Rel: 12 Jun 20
  1. Do It (2:17)
  2. 2 The Music (feat Iman Omari) (3:51)
  3. Go DJ (feat SiR) (2:30)
  4. Gray Area (feat Mick Jenkins) (2:25)
  5. Puff Lah (2:03)
  6. 10% (feat Kali Uchis) (3:12)
  7. Need It (feat Masego) (2:12)
  8. Taste (feat Vanjess) (3:42)
  9. Oh No (feat Estelle) (2:48)
  10. What You Need (feat Charlotte Day Wilson) (3:04)
  11. Vex Oh (feat Goldlink, Eight9fly & Ari Pensmith) (2:42)
  12. Scared To Death (2:33)
  13. Freefall (feat Durand Bernarr) (3:05)
  14. Culture (feat Teedra Moses) (4:08)
  15. The Worst In Me (feat Tinashe) (3:48)
  16. September 21 (1:57)
  17. Midsection (feat Pharrell Williams) (4:44)
Review: Canadian Kaytranda's second album from late 2019 was defined by its exceptional collaborations and high class sound. Iman Omari, Mick Jenkins, Estelle and many more contribute to what is a gloriously fun, accessible album that is all about making you dance. Snapping beats ride over bumping bass on "Taste", "10%" with Kali Uchis has three different betas going on and a cameo from Estelle on "Oh No" is first class. The whole record is sequinned lie a Dj set, with appropriate ups and downs, thrill and spills, all keeping you locked. party starting yet meaningful, Bubba is coherent record full of charm.
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Toxic Funk Vol 7
Cat: BBP 196. Rel: 04 Nov 21
  1. Put Your Catz Up (4:20)
  2. Hot Jumpin' (4:08)
Review: Breakbeat Paradise serves up some big joints for b-boys and b-girls. There is a decidedly old school feel to these tunes that harks back to the glory days of early block parties in the streets of New York and its surrounding boroughs. The vital 45rm opens with 'Put Your Catz Up,' a jumbled of big horns, lively vocal chants and tumbling, wooden drums and hits that is all about getting crowds up on their toes. 'Hot Jumpin'' cuts loose on more leggy drums, with old school whistles and a classic vocal refrain that demand everybody get up and jump, and surely they will.
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 in stock $9.60
Gravel Pit
Gravel Pit (7" limted to 300 copies)
Cat: 45K 05. Rel: 20 Sep 21
  1. Gravel Pit (4:19)
  2. Uzi (Pinky Ring) (4:32)
Review: The legendary Wu Tang Clan has got a peerless discography when it comes to golden era hip hop. Part of that is a number of essential long players that go deep on the art form, but of course they will always be best known by many for their standout singles. 'Gravel Pit' is one of them and is dropped on the limited edition 7" with 'Uzi (Pink Ring)' on the flip. It's a floor-filling tune with a bump n grind beat, slick rhythms and the seductive female response. The b-side hits harder, with big horns and molten chords next to some raw verses that bring the attitude.
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 in stock $12.72
Take Me To Your Leader
Take Me To Your Leader (red vinyl 2xLP + insert)
Cat: BD 051X. Rel: 30 Sep 16
  1. Fazers (3:16)
  2. Fastlane (featuring Biolante) (3:09)
  3. Krazy World (featuring Gigan) (4:26)
  4. The Final Hour (featuring MF Doom) (1:08)
  5. Monster Zero (5:15)
  6. Next Levels (featuring Lil' Sci, ID 4 Winds & Stahhr) (3:49)
  7. No Snakes Alive (featuring Jet Jaguar & Rodan) (3:32)
  8. Anti- Matter (featuring Mf Doom & Mr Fantastik) (3:27)
  9. Take Me To Your Leader (2:07)
  10. Lockjaw (featuring Trunks) (1:07)
  11. I Wonder (featuring Hassan Chop) (3:39)
  12. One Smart Nigger (2:30)
  13. The Fine Print (4:39)
 in stock $27.97
Dropout Boogie
Cat: FNSD 619. Rel: 18 Nov 21
  1. Your Old Droog & MF Doom - "Dropout Boogie" (3:10)
  2. Your Old Droog - "The Glitch" (2:55)
 in stock $20.90
Blue Lines (reissue)
Cat: 570096 0. Rel: 02 Dec 16
  1. Safe From Harm (5:17)
  2. One Love (4:47)
  3. Blue Lines (4:22)
  4. Be Thankful For What You've Got (4:09)
  5. Five Man Army (6:03)
  6. Unfinished Sympathy (5:01)
  7. Daydreaming (4:20)
  8. Lately (4:22)
  9. Hymn Of The Big Wheel (6:21)
Review: There's a reason that Massive Attack's Blue Lines frequently appears in "greatest albums" lists. To put it simply, it's brilliant, and arguably remains the Bristol-based outfit's finest work to date (though some would argue that the dark and paranoid Mezzanine is possibly better). As this weighty vinyl reissue proves, it's lost none of its hazy, dub-propelled trip-hop charm. All-time classics such as "Unfinished Sympathy", "Safe From Harm" and "Hymn of the Big Wheel" have lost none of their soulful, mood-enhancing brilliance, while lesser celebrated cuts such as "Five Man Army" and "Lately" still sound great despite their vintage.
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Real Hip Hop
Real Hip Hop (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: SSR 227. Rel: 29 Oct 21
  1. Real Hip Hop (vocal) (4:08)
  2. Real Hip Hop (instrumental) (4:15)
 in stock $12.42
The Boston Drop
The Boston Drop (7" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: SSR 224. Rel: 29 Jan 21
  1. The Boston Drop (vocal) (4:05)
  2. The Boston Drop (instrumental) (4:07)
Review: Having enjoyed a successful 2020, DJ Soopasoul strides into the new year in confident mood via a fresh Soopastole Edits release focused on the work of one of his favourite artists, the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown. Interestingly, the legendary artist doesn't actually feature all that much on the A-side vocal mix of 'Boston Drop', with Soopasoul limiting his involvement to a few excited yelps, grunts and instructions to the backing band. That's not necessarily a bad thing though, because the musical accompaniment - which can be admired further on the tight, DJ-friendly instrumental take - offers an enticing mixture of hard, sun-bright guitar licks, heavy drum-breaks, handclaps and chunky bass. Like the rest of the series, it sounds like a guaranteed floor-filler.
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Check It Out People (reissue)
Cat: SSR 218. Rel: 18 Jan 21
  1. Beastie Boys Vs MFSB - "Check It Out People" (4:19)
  2. MFSB - "People All Over The World" (dub) (4:08)
Review: The latest edition in DJ Soopasoul's "Soopastole Edits" series looks like it may fly off the shelves, and with good reason. The lead cut is not an edit per se, but rather a crafty, clever and expertly produced mash-up that places selected rap flows from the acapella version of Beastie Boys classic "Ch-Check It Out" over a tightened up and fattened up rearrangement of MFSB's disco-era jam "People All Over The World". Sometimes these kinds of mash-ups can be messy, but this genuinely isn't, with the Beasties' vocals fitting the backing track like a glove. Over on side B Soopasoul shares his tweak of the MFSB track, which is entirely instrumental bar periodic use of the band's female backing vocals. In a word: ace!
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 in stock $11.29
Donuts (Smile Cover)
Cat: URBSTH 2126. Rel: 03 Oct 11
  1. Donuts (outro)
  2. Workinonit
  3. Waves
  4. Light My Fire
  5. The New
  6. Stop!
  7. People
  8. The Diff'rence
  9. Mash
  10. Time: The Donut Of The Heart
  11. Glazed
  12. Airworks
  13. Lightworks
  14. Stepson Of The Clapper
  15. The Twister (Huh What)
  16. One Eleven
  17. Two Can Win
  18. Don't Cry
  19. Anti-American Graffiti
  20. Geek Down
  21. Thunder
  22. Gobstopper
  23. One For Ghost
  24. Dilla Says Go
  25. Walkinonit
  26. The Factory
  27. U-Love
  28. Hi
  29. Bye
  30. Last Donut Of The Night
  31. Welcome To The Show
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Rollin' Stone
Rollin' Stone (limited 7")
Cat: FF45 014. Rel: 01 Apr 21
  1. Rollin' Stone (4:27)
  2. Love To Angie (45 edit) (4:29)
Review: Back in 2003 and after the big success of his 'Follow Me', mash up maestro Red Astaire put out 'Rollin' Stone' on G.A.M.M. It's a tune that pairs some fantastic vocals from neo-soul queen Miss Badu with a haunting piano line and guest raps from her then partner Andre 3000. Nearly two decades later it is still a cult tune that gets a proper reissue on 45. Flip it over for a special edit from Freddie Cruger of Angie Stone's 'I Wish I Didn't Miss You,' which also has never featured on 7" before. Both are crucial cuts.
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Love Somebody
Cat: JAL 355V. Rel: 02 Sep 21
  1. Love Somebody (2:51)
  2. Promised Land (3:22)
Review: The JalapeNo label never fails to serve up the sort of hot and spicy funk sounds that electrify dance floors. It is UK beatmakers The Allergies who take care of this one with fire-in-the-hole future classics that pack powerful punches with their famous signature sound. First up is the vintage funk of 'Love Somebody' with its big and beefy breaks and vintage sounds. On the flipside is 'Promised Land' which is the title track from the forthcoming album. It's a big and bulky breakbeat smasher that will get the feet tapping and the fists pumping.
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A Beautiful Revolution Part 2
Cat: 722801 8. Rel: 10 Dec 21
  1. Push Out The Noise (feat Jessica Care Moore - intro) (3:01)
  2. A Beautiful Chicago Kid (feat PJ) (2:37)
  3. When We Move (feat Black Thought & Seun Kuti) (4:07)
  4. Set It Free (feat PJ) (3:37)
  5. Majesty (Where We Gonna Take It) (feat PJ) (4:37)
  6. Poetry (feat Marcus King & Isaiah Sharkey) (3:17)
  7. Saving Grace (feat Brittany Howard) (4:13)
  8. Star Of The Gang (feat PJ) (3:25)
  9. Imagine (feat PJ) (3:30)
  10. Get It Right (3:18)
  11. Exclamation Point (feat Morgan Parker - outro) (2:43)
Review: Hip-hop giant Common served up the politically charged A Beautiful Revolution EP late last year and now follows it up and expands on it over the course of this new full length. It finds the acclaimed lyricist and smooth flowing rapper in full swing with tunes that speak of both universal hope and personal progress. The record comes laden with plenty of fine aAfro-centric hooks and drum breaks full of dusty as well as strong pro-Black messages and acknowledgement of the pain people of colour continue to suffer. A real gem.
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Played by: I Love Hip Hop
 in stock $29.36
Hot Off The Chopping Block
  1. Goin' All Out (3:23)
  2. Off The Rails (3:23)
  3. Get It Before It's Gone (3:23)
  4. Hot Pursuit (3:23)
  5. Mellow Out (3:23)
  6. The Time Is Now (3:08)
  7. Eyes Open, Legs Moving (2:48)
  8. Stop Running Away (2:44)
  9. The Connection (3:08)
  10. Wherever You Wanna Go (3:12)
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 in stock $17.04
Fine As Gold
Fine As Gold (limited 12")
Cat: NP 34. Rel: 17 Jan 22
  1. Fine As Gold (4:56)
  2. Fine As Gold (T-Groove remix) (6:14)
 in stock $24.58
Eric B For President (reissue)
Cat: KU 07051. Rel: 26 Nov 21
  1. Eric B Is President (4:35)
  2. My Melody (4:35)
Review: Eric B & Rakim remain two of hip hop's most love characters. Their wordplay and beat making was second to none back inter prime and has barely been bettered since. For that reason reissue slick this will always be in hot demand. This one focuses on the pair's 'Eric B For President,' a golden era great from 1986 that now comes on 7" after being an elusive find for hip hop heads for many years. This particular tune was Rakim at his most raw and direct best. The rap hero lay down the foundation here of what he would build his whole career on.
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Played by: I Love Hip Hop
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2001 (reissue)
2001 (reissue) (heavyweight vinyl 2xLP + insert)
Cat: 776568 9. Rel: 15 Nov 19
  1. Lolo Intro (feat Xzibit & Tray-Dee) (0:41)
  2. The Watcher (3:43)
  3. Fuck You (feat Devin aka The Dude & Snoop Dogg) (3:12)
  4. Still DRE (feat Snoop Dogg) (4:29)
  5. Big Ego's (feat Hittman) (4:04)
  6. Xxplosive (feat Hittman, Kurupt, Nate Dogg & Six-Two) (3:37)
  7. What's The Difference (feat Eminem & Xzibit) (4:04)
  8. Bar One (feat Traci Nelson, Ms. Roq & Eddie Griffin) (0:50)
  9. Light Speed (feat Hittman) (2:41)
  10. Forgot About Dre (feat Snoop Dogg) (3:42)
  11. The Next Episode (feat Snoop Dogg) (2:44)
  12. Let's Get High (feat Hittman, Kurupt & Ms Roq) (2:29)
  13. Bitch Niggaz (feat Snoop Dogg, Hittman & Six-Two) (4:14)
  14. The Car Bomb (feat Mel-Man & Charis Henry) (0:54)
  15. Murder Ink (feat Hittman & Ms Roq) (2:33)
  16. Ed-ucation (feat Eddie Griffin) (1:34)
  17. Some LA Niggaz (feat DeFari, Xzibit, Knoc-Turn'al, Time Bomb, King T, MC Ren & Koka) (4:25)
  18. Pause 4 Porno (feat Jake Steed) (1:33)
  19. Housewife (feat Kurupt & Hittman) (4:01)
  20. Ackrite (feat Hittman) (3:31)
  21. Bang Bang (feat Knoc-Turn'al & Hittman) (3:59)
  22. The Message (feat Mary J Blige & Rell) (5:31)
Review: First things first: the world has come a long way in its attitude to women since this album was first released, so in 2019, 2001 sounds - at least lyrically - wrong on many levels. But it is also still very right when it comes to g-funk, west coast rap and second wave hip hop sounds. Listening to it from start to finish is to spend 90 minutes as a fly on the wall of the lives of Snoop, Dre, Eminem and all the rest of the high profile guests. Jam packed with classics and gold standards, this is an album of its time but one that was never bettered.
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 in stock $32.48
Critical Beatdown (Expanded Edition)
Critical Beatdown (Expanded Edition) (180 gram audiophile vinyl 2xLP + booklet)
Cat: MOVLP 2825. Rel: 14 Jul 21
  1. Watch Me Now (4:50)
  2. Ease Back (3:29)
  3. Ego Trippin' (12" version) (5:23)
  4. Moe Luv's Theme (2:12)
  5. Kool Keith Housing Things (3:15)
  6. Traveling At The Speed Of Thought (remix) (1:52)
  7. Feelin' It (3:31)
  8. One Minute Less (2:00)
  9. Ain't It Good To You (3:34)
  10. Funky (remix) (3:42)
  11. Give The Drummer Some (3:42)
  12. Break North (3:24)
  13. Critical Beatdown (3:41)
  14. When I Burn (2:33)
  15. Ced-Gee (Delta Force One) (2:43)
  16. Funky (12" version - bonus track) (4:47)
  17. Bait (12" version - bonus track) (4:27)
  18. A Chorus Line (feat Tim Dog - 12" version - bonus track) (6:05)
  19. Traveling At The Speed Of Thought (Hip House club mix - bonus track) (4:23)
  20. Ego Trippin' (bonus beats - bonus track) (1:11)
  21. Mentally Mad (12" version - bonus track) (5:06)
Review: Ultramagnetic MC's released their influential debut album Critical Beatdown in 1988. The New York quartet, comprised of Ced-Gee, Kool Keith, Moe Luv and T.R. Love, created an enduring masterpiece in underground hip-hop, with the 1986 single "Ego Trippin" being one of the first tracks to make use of the E-MU SP1200 drum machine. This expanded edition courtesy of Music On Vinyl features the original tracks plus vinyl exclusives such as: the original 12" versions of "Funky", "Bait", "A Chorus Line" (featuring Tim Dog), "Mentally Mad", as well as "Traveling At The Speed Of Thought (Hip House Club Mix)" and "Ego Trippin (Bonus Beats)" plus a four page booklet included.
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Played by: Originals
 in stock $28.81
Good Kid Maad City
Good Kid Maad City (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: 371922 6. Rel: 14 Dec 12
  1. Sherane aka Master Splinter's Daughter
  2. Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
  3. Backseat Freestyle
  4. The Art Of Peer Pressure
  5. Money Trees (feat Jay Rock)
  6. Poetic Justice (feat Drake)
  7. Good Kid
  8. Maad City (feat MC Eiht)
  9. Swimming Pools (Drank) (extended version)
  10. Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst
  11. Real (feat Anna Wise of Sonnymoon)
  12. Compton (feat Dr Dre)
  13. The Recipe (feat Dr Dre - bonus track)
  14. Black Boy Fly (bonus track)
  15. Now Or Never (feat Mary J Blige - bonus track)
 in stock $34.74
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