The Hip Hop Cocktail Book Ben Gore / Various Artists The Hip Hop Cocktail Book is a recipe book for drinks inspired by rap music. It features cult cocktail recipes from some of the biggest names in rap. The book is illustrated by amazing illustrators from around the world. The perfect gift for a hip hop head who loves to get crunk. The book features cocktails inspired by the likes of: Biggie, 2Pac, Ghostface Killah, Tone Loc, Ludacris, Kanye West, Lil Jon, Lil Kim, Snoop Dogg, P Diddy, Tech N9ne, Capone-N-Noreaga, King Tee, Master P, E-40, Tajai (of Souls of Mischief), Prodigy (of Mobb Deep), Cypress Hill and the Beastie Boys. Blue Monday
Hellogoodbye S'only Natural Hold tight for our pre-order, for now just click the Notify me button. The fourth full length album from the fun elecronic-popper Hellogoodbye, taking on a funky, groovey disco sound that follows on from 2013's Everything Is Debatable. 1. Honeymoon (Overture) 2. S'Only Natural 3. You've Got An Expensive Heart 4. Let It Burn 5. Close 6. Anytime Anyform 7. Put It Out 8. Hang Loose 9. I'll Keep On Following You 10. Stare into The Black 11. Honeymoon (Forever)
Stormzy The #Merky Story So Far We absolutely adore Stormzy, he's now revealed plans to release his first book within a series titled #Merky Books. He's undeniably an excellent showman and has been a true spokesmen for social activism and we can't wait to have a read of this. ‘When I was in school I fell in love with literature and looking back it’s safe to say that this was the start of a life-long journey with words, poetry and writing. I read books religiously and often wrote poems which were undeniably setting me up for a career as a songwriter and a rapper. We’ve created #Merky Books for many reasons, the first simply for it to be a reference point for talented young writers to say “I can be an author” and for that to be a feasible and realistic achievement and not something in the distance. We hope this imprint will instil belief and ambition in young writers, making publishing seem less prohibitive and making the dream of being a published author a reality. We want #Merky Books to be a source of confidence and I look forward to publishing writers from all different walks of life, especially those who may have never had the opportunity to get into the industry so early.’ Penguin Random House
Trojan Records / Laurence Cane-Honeysett The Story of Trojan Records Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Trojan Records bring an official book, detailing a pictorial history of the label, put together by the label's archivist and general manager Laurence Cane-Honeysett. Founded in 1968, as part of a deal with Island Records, Trojan's mission was to bring Jamaican music to the world. Over the subsequent half a century it has done just that, releasing many of the defining albums of ska, rocksteady, dub and reggae from artists including The Upsetters, Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, The Maytals, Dennis Brown, John Holt, Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Bob Marley and the Wailers, as well as the hugely popular Tighten Up! compilations. The Story of Trojan Records is the definitive history of the label and a landmark publication for reggae enthusiasts. Trojan Records
Zoot Money's Big Roll Band 1966 And All That / Big Time Operator A limited edition book-sized CD package signed by Zoot Money, Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band was one of the most popular and entertaining groups of the British R&B boom era. A charismatic personality, soulful singer and cool Hammond organist, Zoot was much loved by the Mods who flocked to his shows at London’s ‘In’ clubs like The Flamingo. The Beatles and Rolling Stones were among his greatest fans. This essential 4 CD boxset collection captures the band playing soul, jazz and R&B hits on stage and in the studio with energy, drive and humour. We hear them storm through dozens of songs, including ‘Let The Good Times Roll,’ ‘It Should’ve Been Me,’ ‘Barefootin’’ and their 1965 chart hit ‘Big Time Operator.’ Repertoire Records CD
Everything Is Recorded Show Love / Carry Me Available over the counter only. 1. Show Love" (feat Syd & Sampha) 2. Carry Me" (feat Obongjayar) The third release from Everything Is Recorded, the collaborative artist project from Richard Russell of XL Recordings. Recorded at his studio in West London, artists visit to write, record sessions, experiment and share ideas. XL
Brian Belle-Fortune All Crews The All Crews book is over ten years of journeys through jungle / drum & bass music and features interviews with all the top artists. However, author Brian Belle-Fortune also delves deeper and looks at the pirate radio stations, labels, crews, promoters and ravers that form the backbone of the scene. Initially published in 1999 as All Crew Muss Big Up, it was considered the definitive snapshot of jungle’s earliest years but quickly went out of print and became cult reading. Reprinted in 2004, All Crews not only features the original text but also an extensive update. Even now All Crews continues to be essential reading for those interested in the history of drum & bass. Brian Belle-Fortune conceived and co-produced One in the Jungle, Britain’s first national Jungle program for BBC Radio One. His TV credits include BBC South, Channel 4 and MTV where he specialised in underground youth culture, particularly Jungle. He was also label manager for DJ Ron’s London Some ’Ting Records and has played on London pirate radio stations Rude FM / Ruud Awakening as DJ Zy:on. All Crews
Jumpin Jack Frost Big, Bad & Heavy Big, Bad & Heavy is the story of legendary jungle DJ Jumpin Jack Frost; a man who lived his life at the break-neck speed of the music he played. Raised on the tough south London streets of Brixton, teenage gangster Nigel Thompson was saved from a life of crime and punishment, by music. A pirate DJ on Passion FM, when acid house broke down virtually every cultural boundary in the UK, Frost was right there at the forefront of the British rave revolution. Then, when hardcore splintered into jungle in the early nineties, Frost became one of the figureheads of this uniquely British phenomenon; releasing many of the tunes that defined this scene on his, and fellow DJ Bryan Gee’s, hugely influential record label V Recordings. A life of sex, drugs and drum and bass followed as Frost became firmly established as one of the most notorious DJs on the circuit. But no matter how hard he tried to evade the criminal lifestyle that had taken many of his friends down, prison, guns and violence were never far away. Featuring contributions from Goldie, Roni Size, Congo Natty, Bryan Gee, Jazzie B, DJ Ron, Tippa Irie and many more. Music Mondays
High Contrast The Beat Don't Feel The Same (Feat. Boy Matthews) Formats to come soon. The new single from High Contrast, taken from his sixth studio album Night Gallery, heralded as one of UK's finest electronic artists that has provided acclaimed remixes for Adele, White Strypes, Kanye West and London Grammar. Amongst the radio anthems, ‘Night Gallery’s’ tracklist shows each musical side of High Contrast - from the Northern Soul-influenced jungle of ‘Love On A 45’, electronic indie like ‘Come Together’ (feat. Callum Beattie), rave-ready rock dance hybrids in the shape of ‘I’ll Get High’ and ‘Tobacco Road’ and future drum & bass anthems such as ‘Don’t You Go Out Of My Mind’, through to the kind of epic soundscapes favoured by M83 and Moby with ‘Save Somebody’, ‘Ambient Recovery’, and the stunning ‘The Warning’.
Peter Broderick Piano Works Vol. 1 Comes with a download code. The first publication of piano pieces by Erased Tapes composer and musician Peter Broderick features 20 works and an exclusive album of recordings plus unique notes from the composer. In this, his first volume of sheet music, Peter Broderick collects 20 works for solo piano alongside exclusive new recordings. Taken from his piano-led records such as Docile, Float, How They Are, Partners and Grunewald, some are original solo works while others have been stripped back and arranged for solo piano for the first time. The collection also includes the composer’s performance and repertoire notes. “Ever since I started releasing records of piano music back in 2007, it seems that every few months I get an email from a stranger, asking me if I have sheet music for my piano songs. Sometimes people even write to me assuming that the sheet music already exists, asking in regards to a particular song, “Where can I find the sheet music?” My response to all these requests has been always been the same . . . “Unfortunately the music is only written in my head and in my fingers, but I do hope that maybe one day I’ll be able to write some of it out and publish a book of sheet music.” And finally, ten years later, that day is here! I am very proud to announce that Piano Works Vol. 1, my first book of piano sheet music, will be available in mid-June. Thanks to my dear friends at Erased Tapes and Music Sales for helping this come to fruition.” – Peter Broderick Erased Tapes CD
David Rodigan My Life in Reggae The memoir of David Rodigan, the man who has taught the world (including Kingston on several occasions!) about reggae. Rodigan is an award-winning broadcaster and a very eloquent speaker - the 360 page book will also feature never-seen-before photographs from his personal archive and mementoes from his music and acting careers. This is the unlikely story of David Rodigan: an army sergeant's son from the English countryside who has become the man who has taught the world about Reggae. As the sound of Jamaica has morphed over five decades through a succession of different genres - from Ska and Rock Steady, to Dub, Roots and Dancehall - Rodigan has remained its constant champion, winning the respect of generation after generation of Reggae followers across the globe. Little Brown Book Group
Babe, Terror Ancient M'ocean The new album from Babe, Terror. The record focuses around a deep, ambient and low-fi textured sound, the CD is bundled with a comic book designed by Bela J and Michael Crook. Phantasy Sound CD
Nina Kraviz Fabric 91 "This mix is of course where I am as a DJ and record collector, but it’s also where I am as a listener and it’s what makes me groove at the moment. People call this a brain dance … This mix is a trippy acidic dream with a lot of different emotions along on the way. And as it was recorded at different times and places, under different circumstances, it’s naturally absorbed all these very different emotions..." - Nina Kraviz Fabric
DJ Shadow / Cut Chemist Product Placement On Tour This DVD features segments of DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's 45 minute mix set that they performed in 6 different cities! It includes behind the scene footage and a CD of the audio This DVD follows DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist on a limited tour of their "Product Placement" mix sessions. These sessions are only two DJs, four turntables, and all 7" 45 rpm records. The dual virtuosos of the turntables wow crowds from Tokyo, London, and San Francisco.
DJ Shadow / Cut Chemist Hard Sell: At The Hollywood Bowl The DVD of DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's Hard Sell live at The Hollywood Bowl in 2008. It includes the full performance, behind the scenes footage, interviews and a booklet Sparkling digital sound and massive angle coverage, meticulously edited and presented. Learn the whole behind-the-scenes story of how the show came to be, from the first phone call to late-night rehearsals...no stone is left unturned in this, the CROWN JEWEL of the Brainfreeze trilogy. With top-notch production values and packaging designed by Paul Insect, "Hard Sell at the Hollywood Bowl" is the DVD experience you've been waiting for!
Bob Marley & The Wailers Reissues LP reissues of classic Bob Marley & The Wailers albums! Click on the image to go through to the individual albums! Pre-Order
Amy Winehouse Amy This is the documentary telling Amy Winehouse's story and features the likes of Mark Ronson and Pete Doherty Kapadia’s documentary charts Winehouse’s story from her childhood in Southgate, north London, to her death from alcohol poisoning in 2011. In similar style to Senna, his 2010 film about the Formula One driver, the director avoids showing his interviewees on screen, and instead mixes audio from new interviews with Amy’s parents, childhood friends and her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, with archive footage.
Stones Throw Records Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton : This Is Stones Throw Records We've got 3 A1 posters up for grabs. (See pic below. We add a little axtra for P&P) ‘Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records’, is a documentary about the cult LA independent label Stones Throw Records. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton features original music by Madlib and exclusive interviews with Peanut Butter Wolf, Kanye West, Common, Mike D, ?uestlove, Talib Kweli, Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Ariel Pink, Flying Lotus, Geoff Barrow, A-Trak, J Rocc, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, and other members of the Stones Throw family. For the last 20 years, the groundbreaking Stones Throw Records has earned a reputation as one of the most original and influential independent labels in the world. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records, a documentary directed by Jeff Broadway, weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs, and in-depth interviews with the artists who put Stones Throw Records on the map. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton gives an exclusive look into the label's left-of- centre artists, history, culture and global following. Stones Throw CD
45 Adapter Coaster We've got some of these rather cool looking sets of six over-sized 45 adapters that are actually coasters, made of hard-wearing solid black plastic. There's a few variations of this product out there on the market, but these are by far the best and most realistic ones we've seen. Pretty neat!
Charles Bradley Soul Of America Souls Of America follows Bradley's heart warming story, documenting his rise after the release of his brilliant debut album after being spotted by Daptone, throught to the release of his sucessful second album, 'Victim of Love' after over 40 long years as a James Brown tribute act. A true story of rags to, (kinda), riches full of many hardships along the way. This award-winning documentary explores Charles’ remarkable journey through abandonment, homelessness and tragedy to recording with the masters of modern soul Daptone and Dunham Records. Spanning the exciting, painful and uncertain months prior to the release of his debut album in January 2011,Charles Bradley: Soul of America documents one man’s ultimate triumph over an impossible dream 48 years in the making. Charles Bradley: Soul of America charts the incredible late-in-life rise of 62 year-old aspiring soul singer Charles Bradley, whose debut album No Time For Dreaming rocketed him from a hard life in New York’s housing projects to MOJO and Rolling Stone magazine’s top albums of 2011. Daptone