Tropical Disco Records, Vol. 20 Various Artists Twenty vinyl releases is a strong landmark in any labels life most especially in these ever unpredictable days. Tropical Disco Records have reached that number with some verve. Over the last three years they have had a succession of chart-topping, sell-out releases fusing their love of the Jazzier edges of house music with contemporary disco and plenty of sure-fire club hits. So successful has the label been that they have in a short space of time that they have quickly become one of the most established labels releasing across the disco spectrum. As you would expect Tropical Disco Records have put together a very special collection of tracks to celebrate their twentieth edition. Uniting Italian producer Paul Older with England’s Tung-Sol, Greek disco don C. Da Afro and London’s label head Sartorial the EP marks all points on the European compass. It’s an EP which shows the clear impact that Disco has had across the continent and indeed that we are all united by the power of music. The opening move goes to Paul Older with his delightful track ‘Nothing’ and it’s the perfect feel-good moment. Wonderfully warm vocals, layers of Saxophone, guitar licks aplenty and some tight drum programming give it an energetic live feel as if Salsoul’s band are playing this in the corner of your club. ‘Nothing’ is a track which transcends pigeon holing and as such is perfect for a variety of situations from sun soaked day parties to peak-time dance-floors. Tung-Sol’s ‘One for Frida’ is packed with layers of brass giving it a truly enigmatic feel. It’s a track which has discernible African overtones but as seen through the lens of American funk and transcribed by a disco loving auteur. Its effervescent feel is hammered home even further with the addition of Jazzy keys. ‘One For Frida’ is as multicultural a track as you will find in the Disco pantheon and as such will see this picked up by a multitude of genre hopping DJ’s. ‘Shiva’s Chant’ see’s label co-boss Sartorial adding Eastern influences to what is already a globe trotting selection of sounds on Volume 20. Its smooth keys and brass stabs give it an undeniable charm which will see it in heavy demand with sun worshiping DJ’s and for summer playlists alike. Sitars, guitars and trumpets combine here for an intoxicating mix of sounds which help this track stand out from the crowd. Closing the EP out is perhaps Disco’s most prolific producer C. Da Afro. His sure hands deliver yet another club smash in the shape of 'Street Jam'. Powerful strings immediately establish this as a track which has no intention of letting you do anything other than dance with abandon. It’s a straight to the dance-floor combination of percussion, guitar licks and delightfully effusive vocals. Combining the best moments of 70’s disco he’s crated a sensational club jam. With their twentieth release Tropical Disco Records continue to redefine the notions of what disco is in 2020. With releases this exciting we can’t wait for the next twenty. Tropical Disco Records 12" Pre-Order
Various Artists Dance Craze [RSD20] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2020 - Drop 2. Available online from 6:00pm on Saturday 26th September, strictly one per customer. This is a new half-speed master exclusively for RSD and part of the Two Tone Records 40th Anniversary celebrations.This is a soundtrack to the live movie of the same name featuring exclusive live recordings by The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, The Beat, Bad Manners and The Bodysnatchers.This is also first vinyl repress since it's original release in 1981. Two Tone Records LP Back in Stock!
This Are Two Tone [RSD20] Various Artists This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2020 - Drop 2. Available online from 6:00pm on Saturday 26th September, strictly one per customer. This was the first two tone compilation from 1983 and features singles by The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, The Beat, The Bodysnatchers, Rhoda Daker and The Swinging Cats. This is the first vinyl repress since its original release in 1983. Chrysalis Records LP RSD 2020
Various Artists I Am The Center : Private Issue New Age In America, 1950-1990 Light In The Attic LP Pre-Order
The Sixty Year Celebration Album 1960 - 2020 [RSD20] Various Artists This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2020 - Drop 3. Available online from 6:00pm on Saturday 24th October, strictly one per customer. The Blue Beat Label Celebrates 60 Years 2020. The 60th anniversary celebrations of The Blue Beat Label will continue with the release of The Blue Beat Label 60 Year Celebration Album 'BLUE BEAT IS BACK IN TOWN' for Record Store Day 2020 Drop Day 3 on October 24th 2020, a limited edition 12" Vinyl Album with all tracks re-mastered at Abbey Road Studios and presented in very special limited edition blue vinyl and limited edition gatefold sleeve. Appropriately, this album release will feature tracks from and related to The Blue Beat Label's culture-shaping history. This new retrospective of one the most significant and best-loved record labels in all music will include a selection of the tracks that made The Blue Beat Label legendary. Also represented are the more recent and current chapters of The Blue Beat Label's history. The Blue Beat Label LP New In
The Best Of Bond... James Bond Various Artists Timed around the release of the newest James Bond Film No Time to Die, the Best Of Bond… James Bond compilation has been updated to include Adele’s “Skyfall” and Sam Smith’s “Writing’s On The Wall” plus Billie Eilish’s brand new track, “No Time To Die”. Timed around the release of the newest James Bond Film No Time to Die, the Best Of Bond… James Bond compilation has been updated to include Adele’s “Skyfall” and Sam Smith’s “Writing’s On The Wall” plus Billie Eilish’s brand new track, “No Time To Die”. Now available on 3 LP black vinyl in a tri-fold sleeve. UMC CD | LP Pre-Order