Mr Thing / Tall Black Guy / Eric Lau / Kidkanevil First Word Presents... Nothing Leaves The Archive If we have stock left it will be available online from Saturday 23rd April, strictly one per customerLimited edition double 7" When we were fortunate enough to be invited by the John Peel Archive to access his private collection for this, the third instalment in our RSD series, there was no hesitation. So it was that on a cold November afternoon that we found ourselves trawling through tens of thousands of records in rural England in search of inspiration. It was a day that I'll remember as long as I live and will be eternally grateful to Sheila and the Ravenscroft Family as well as Leon, James and the rest of the JPA team for their generosity and enthusiasm. For those new to our Record Store Day projects, this is the third and final part of a trilogy of releases. For the first, the producers could each pick one record from Mr Thing's collection, for the second, he picked one record for each of them. They then were tasked with creating a new track from that singular sample source. This year is no different: each of the four tracks on these records were created using music sampled from the John Peel Archive. We discovered some incredible music that day and in your hands you are holding the results. It's a pleasure to share it with you First Word Records 7" RSD 2016
Tall Black Guy / Karizma A Franklin Black Excursion We begin 2018 on a slightly spiritual note, and a brand new Excursion. A vinyl-only 7" flip courtesy of a delightful dream-team duo; Tall Black Guy and Karizma. A real pleasure to welcome these two to the fold, here with 'A Franklin Black Excursion' - a double-header of beautiful re-interpretations of a classic by the Queen of Soul… For those that don't know, Tall Black Guy is a regular favourite from our sister-label, First Word Records, on which he's released two albums over the past few years ('8 Miles To Moenart' and 'Let's Take A Trip'). Detroit-born Terrel Wallace has built a solid rep in recent times as one of the most revered beatmakers on the planet. Initially pricking peoples ears with a series of incredible edits, he has garnered fans far & wide from Gilles to Jazzy Jeff (with whom he's become a regular stalwart of The PLAYlist Retreat sessions). Production, remixes and collabs have included Moonchild, Little Dragon, Masego, Terrace Martin, Zara McFarlane, The Mouse Outfit and Stro Elliot. Karizma, aka Kaytronik, aka Kris Klayton, is a deeply prolific cat from Baltimore, releasing music since the mid-nineties on assorted tips; Deep House & Techno, Broken Beat, Hip Hop and Jazz, including his massive club track last year, 'Work It Out'. His collabs include DJ Spen, Kenny Dope, Peven Everett, Osunlade, Atjazz and releases on labels like Strictly Rhythm, Defected, BBE and Sonar Kollectiv. The list of remix projects is remarkable too, including among it Mary J Blige, Lenny Kravitz, Roy Ayers and Jocelyn Brown. Kris has been awarded various accolades as a DJ over the years; his technical prowess on CDJs being the stuff of legends. 'Gifted People' has a low-slung double-time beat as its backbone, cruising across a classic piano loop, whilst the flip sees 'Kaytronik's Gifted & Black Remix' transposing the same groove to a solid deep no-messin' 4/4 beat and bassline warm enough to thaw that pesky Winter ice off your dancing sneaks. Both sides are heads-down lights-off dancery affairs. These tracks were originally only available from TBG's fan site on a very limited release back in 2016. This is the first time these have ever been dropped on to the masses on a readily-available physical form! Don't expect this one to hang around for very long though… Essential piece of wax. Excerusions 7"
Tall Black Guy Mini Therapy Chops Vol 3 Volume three from talented Detroit producer TBG. Quality soulful beats once more.This 45 is the culmination of the 'Mini Therapy Chops' trilogy. More laid back hip hop grooves from TBG. 'Listen And Research' is a melancholic bass-driven head nodder with dubbed-out percussion and filtered Hammond centered around some of Marvin's 'What's Going On' ad-libbed vocals. Sweet. Flipside cut 'Broken Lies' gets busy with the breaks, taking Stelvio Cipriani's late 60s Italo soundtrack piece 'Mary's Theme' as its sample source. Ethereal choral vox, warm pads, sparkling Rhodes and funky full kit drums. Love it! Tall Black Guy Productions 7" Out of Stock
Tall Black Guy 8 Miles To Moenart The debut album from influential hip hop producer Tall Black Guy also featuring Ozay Moore and Diggs Duke '8 Miles To Moenart' has literally brought Tall Black Guy full circle. Detroit was where he started making music, and it's to his hometown he returns to draw inspiration for his debut album. Taking in low-slung hip hop, downtempo house and jazz-tinged street soul, it's a record of rare focus. It encapsulates the musical heritage of Detroit, through the looking glass of Tall Black Guy's own signature sound. First World Records CD Out of Stock
Tall Black Guy Mon amie De'troit Mon Amie De'Troit is the first single from acclaimed Hip Hop producer Tall Black Guy's debut album. Tall Black Guy has quickly established himself as one of the most talked about producers in hip hop. With fans including Gilles Peterson, Anthony Valadez and Robert Glasper (TBG won Glasper's official remix competition in 2012) his album '8 Miles To Moenart' is the subject of huge anticipation. First World Records 7" Out of Stock
Tall Black Guy Mini Therapy Chops Double A side of more delectable beats & pieces from Detroit's Tall Black Guy, on his own Tall Black Guy Productions label. On side A we get a soulful flip of Al Jarreau's "Alonzo", all Rhodesy and wistful with a nice hip hop groove throughout. The B-side diverts Sigur Ros' "Sæglopur" into a deeply rhythmic cosmic jazz breaks channel. Tall Black Guy Productions 7" Out of Stock
Tall Black Guy / Chaka Khan I Know You, I Live You I Know You, I Live You For Sure is the first single from Tall Black Guy’s Remixes & Tings Vol. 1 collection released in 2019. This single represents his interpretation of a Chaka Khan favorite, and adds a modern vibration to the 80’s classic that would even make Queen Chaka herself proud. In the arena of remixes, this record solidifies Tall Black Guy as one of the best to ever practice the craft. The pulsating drums, and Chaka’s vocals weaving through the sonic landscape leave the listener in a trance moving without thought, and sweating without effort. The extended version of this new classic is sure to be in every vinyl lovers rotation. Lastly, Tall Black Guy teamed up with Karizma (Kaytronik) for the B Side. A remix of a remix has resulted in a new House Head favorite known as “Love Dub”. There’s genius in being able to capture the vastness in small things, and Kaytronik has done just that. “His house music ears heard a pocket, and he just did his thing”, says TBG about Kaytroinik’s first encounter with the track. Tall Black Guy says, “when I heard what he did with it, I knew it had to be on the single”. Now, the public has a chance to own what many will consider to be a part of music history. Tall Black Guy Productions 12" Out of Stock
Tall Black Guy / James Brown Tall Black Guy vs James Brown Tall Black Guy takes on the mighty James Brown for his latest 'artist edits' 7" - Sure fire soul with that slick TBG twist! TBG applies his signature chops & blaps to "Pay Me Back My Money" & "Funky Drummers In A Space Suit", proving that he's got the skills to separate himself as one of the most unique & talented producers in the game. Bstrd Boots 7" Out of Stock