Four Tet Late Night Tales The first time on vinyl for this compilation, originally released in 2004, selected by Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet as part of the Late Night Tales/Another Late Night series. Kieran Hebden's 'eclectic' compilation. From sun-kissed 60s psychedelia, (Manfred Mann, would you believe?), to cosmic jazz, to skull-crunchin' hip-hop, (Gravediggaz), and Terry Riley's tape-loop cut-ups, seriously entertaining and even educational take on the chillout comp. Highlights include Icarus' digital jazz deconstructions, the indescribable beauties of Linda Perlhac's Parallelograms and Koushik's woozy funk workouts. Also includes an exclusive cover version of the Jimi Hendrix 'Castles Made Of Sand'. Originally released in 2004 - it was never released on vinyl at the time. ADA LP
ScHoolboy Q CrasH Talk ScHoolboy Q returns with CrasH Talk, his fifth studio album three years removed from his Grammy-nominated Blank FaceLP. Preceded by singles Numb Numb Juice and CHopstix(featuring Travis Scott), the Top Dawg Entertainment MC comes through with dependable bars on the project, which boasts features from two of the West Coast's unwavering voices, YG and Ty Dolla Sign, and Atlanta young guns 6LACK, Lil Baby and 21 Savage. A sense of weariness pervades CrasH Talk. This is understandable considering ScHoolboy Q has had to deal with the loss of close friend Mac Miller and Nipsey Hussle within six months of each other. Polydor LP Pre-Order
Sock It to Me: Boss Reggae Rarities in the Spirit of '69 Sock It to Me: Boss Reggae Rarities in the Spirit of '69 ‘Sock It To Me’ collects a dozen of the rarest and most collectable tracks from the Trojan catalogue, all of which have remained unavailable on CD and vinyl for half a century. With the demand for original boss reggae sounds from the late 1960's on the rise over the past decade, this stylishly designed collection is sure to attract the growing number of fans of the style. Trojan Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Reggae Roast Sensi Skank EP The second physical release on the Trojan Reloaded label. Sensi Skank is labelled a Ganja Anthem and made its mark in the UK reggae world in 2011 when first released. This new 10” release features the original track, an instrumental version and the latest Reggae Roast remix (Sensi Skank Reloaded), which freshens up and brings new life to the original. Vanguards of UK reggae, Reggae Roast Soundsystem have been at the forefront of soundsystem culture for the past 10 years. A steady stream of quality releases on their own Reggae Roast Records from the likes of YT, Charlie P, Mungo’s Hi Fi and Earl 16 has made them one of reggae’s best respected crews in the country, and the perfect first signing for Trojan Records’ new imprint Trojan Reloaded. Trojan Records 12" Pre-Order
The 100 Knights Orchestra / The Family Daptone Hey Brother (Do Unto Others) B/W Soul Fugue It is with great pride that we celebrate this milestone with you. This, Daptone’s 100th 45rpm release, features an unprecedented collaboration of talent from our legendary roster of artists. The A side, ‘Hey Brother’ is a song written by The FRIGHTNRS and originally performed on their acclaimed rock-steady LP, Nothing More to Say. In the wake of the tragic loss of their singer, DAN KLEIN to ALS just before the album’s release, we felt it to be a fitting tribute as well as an ideal composition to re-imagine as a soulful collaboration between all of our dynamic vocalists. Here we have SAUN & STARR, The FRIGHTNRS, JAMES HUNTER, NAOMI SHELTON, DUKE AMAYO, LEE FIELDS, and of course the late great monarchs of our family, CHARLES BRADLEY and SHARON JONES, all performing shoulder to shoulder on record for the first and only time, singing a message of righteousness and brotherhood over a groove sewn seamlessly together by members of The DAP-KINGS and MENAHAN STREET BAND. On the flip, ‘Soul Fugue,’ is an epic battle between two massive orchestral armies composed and arranged obsessively by BOSCO MANN based on the Fibonacci series and the number 100. From the left speaker, a battalion made up of all of Daptone’s many brass players is lead by the great DAVE GUY on first trumpet to the beat of Dap-King legend HOMER STEINWEISS on drum set. From the right, all of our woodwind players charge into battle behind IAN HENDRICKSON-SMITH on lead alto saxophone with Dap-Kings stage drummer BRIAN WOLFE pounding the kit. Featuring current and past members of The DAP-KINGS, ANTIBALAS, The BUDOS BAND, MENAHAN STREET BAND, The EXTRAORDINAIRES, The SOUL PROVIDERS, and The DAKTARIS, The 100 KNIGHTS ORCHESTRA crammed into the studio on the rarest of days, Februar y 29th, 2016 to absolutely devour this gargantuan instrumental. What started as an ambitious thank you to you, our beloved fans, has now also become a loving tribute to the brothers and sister we've lost since it’s inception: Charles Bradley, Dan Klein, Cliff Driver, and our eternal Queen, Miss Sharon Jones. So, thank you, friends, for all the years you've help us to "Keep Putting Soul Up". May this disc forever live as a token of our gratitude, and keepsake of the times when our depar ted loved ones shared the stage with us. Daptone 7"
ian pooley / Perry Colo Together, Alright! Ian Pooley partners with German Jazz pianist Perry Colo to deliver his latest single ‘Together, Alright!’ on Pooledmusic this July. A figure at the forefront of the house and techno scene for over two decades, Berlin-based producer and DJ Ian Pooley stands today as one of modern electronic music’s most respected names with releases to date via the likes of Force Inc, NRK, Transmat, Plus8 and Innervisions to name just a few. Having released material from internationally renowned names including Bicep, Oskar Offerman and Derrick Carter through to emerging talents and label favourites such as Spain’s Indira Paganotto and German talent Show-B aka Mathias Schober, here we see a highly anticipated return to Pooledmusic as he delivers ‘Together, Aright!’ featuring fellow German talent Perry Colo, set for release on the label this summer. With signature Pooley cues from the off, ‘Together, Alright!’ skilfully works a medley of jazz tinged melodies, slick organic percussion, resonant synths, and infectious vocals throughout to reveal an ever-evolving, sunsoaked house cut set to become a favourite for many in the summer months ahead, whilst also offering both a dub version and an accapella to shape up the package for the DJs Pooledmusic 12" Pre-Order
A Tribe Called Quest Scenario Limited 7" press of this Tribe classic. All-time classic hip-hop of the highest possible grade from A Tribe Called Quest, featuring that verse from Busta Rhymes. Replica reissue of the prized, Germany-only 7” from 1992, cut loud. MR BONGO 7"
Nerija Blume Nerija is Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone), Rosie Turton (trombone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Lizy Exell (drums) and Rio Kai (bass). Blume is a truly breath-taking collection of compositions that perfectly encapsulates everything Nérija. Vibrant, engaging, infectious and truly current, Blume takes you on a sprawling wonderful journey, arriving at what is a majestic body of work of their personal and collective experiences and inspirations over the last half decade or so. Domino Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Ibeyi Ash French-Cuban twins Ibeyi are back with their second album Ash, a record that tackles subjects as diverse as womanhood, spirituality, activism and racism, all conveyed in Ibeyi’s own unique blend of modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influenced music that incorporates the traditional sounds of Yorùbá. Ash is the follow-up to the twin’s 2015 critically acclaimed, eponymous debut album that made Ibeyi a globally recognized name. While Ibeyi’s first album grappled with the past - the sister’s relationship, origins, loss, and roots. It earned them fans and collaborators in some of the most iconic and crucial artists of today, Beyoncé and Alvin Ailey included. By contrast, Ash is a more visceral and potent political statement, and while firmly rooted in Afro-Cuban culture and history, finds itself entirely concerned with Ibeyi’s present: Who Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi are, what’s important to them, and how they live today, especially given that the spheres, both personally and politically, are entirely different from when Ibeyi was recorded. XL Recordings CD | LP