Yazz Ahmed La Saboteuse (Remixed) We are witnessing a burgeoning jazz scene in London, a resurgence that looks set to give us a return of the jazz filled 20s once again. One of the driving forces at the heart of this tidal wave of compelling, new music, is British-Bahraini composer and trumpet player, Yazz Ahmed, who has been cited as redefining what jazz means in the 21st century’. La Saboteuse Remixed is her latest offering, released on Naim Records this summer. Following the 2017 release of La Saboteuse, her highly acclaimed psychedelic Arabic jazz album, this remix EP brings together three of Europe’s eminent electronic DJs, Hector Plimmer, DJ Khalab & Blacksea. This confluence of individual artistic visions creates music of deeply saturating polyrhythms, placing the listener into a curious state of relaxed tension. The sense of a personal narrative runs through all of Ahmed’s work and here is no exception. La Saboteuse as a whole is a journey of self-examination and with this remix EP, the reflection continues in both linear and abstract directions. NAIM ABSOLUTE 12"
Thunder Stage Please note: The tracklisting only details the Triple LP format. The new live album from Thunder, recorded on March 24th 2016 at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena. Frontman Danny Bowes says: “The Rip It Up album was so well received, it was no surprise the tour was brilliant too. We decided to include a Cardiff Motorpoint Arena show on the tour, purely because it was so good when we played there with Journey and Whitesnake in 2013. “Capturing it as well turned out to be one of our better decisions, because the resulting film and album are a shining example of an organic ‘coming together’ of fans and a band. “We’ve released a few live recordings over the years, but this is most definitely up there with the best of them. We're extremely pleased with it.” The DVD and Blu-ray packages will feature bonus and interview material, while the box set will include the full Live At The 100 Club set, the 29 Minutes Later acoustic set - which was previously only available as a Record Store Day release - and the documentary A Difficult Day In January: Thunder In London. Absolute / Earmusic CD | LP
Eliza Shaddad The Woman You Want Critically acclaimed Sudanese-Scottish artist Eliza Shaddad returns to the fore with the release of exquisite new album The Woman You Want. Raised across seven countries, Eliza Shaddad is the daughter of a Sudanese astrophysicist and a Scottish diplomat. A multi-linguist with a philosophy degree, Eliza studied Jazz at London’s Guildhall before self- producing her first EP, recorded with Clean Bandit’s Jack Patterson. Eliza has released three EPs and one LP working with independent UK labels Beatnik Creative, Big Indie, and German label FerryHouse Productions with her debut EP ‘Waters’ charting Top 30 Official Physical Singles Chart and her work has received critical acclaim from The Times, The Independent, The Fader, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, MOJO Magazine, Refinery 29, CMU, Clash, The Skinny, She Shreds and Bandcamp Daily. Radio highlights include support from Lauren Laverne, Huw Stephens, and Zane Lowe, and airplay across BBC Radio, Radio X, Absolute, NTS and internationally Apple Music 1, Radio Eins, KCRW and Triple J. Eliza has appeared on ITV News and Sky News this year speaking about the music industry, and featured centrally in Sky Arts’ 2020 documentary Culture Interrupted. Her reputation for powerful live shows has seen her touring extensively, playing dates in the UK, EU, and USA with the likes of Bedouine, Kate Tempest, Lucy Rose, Oh Wonder, Max Jury, Keane and Turin Brakes. She has collaborated with award-winning poet Anthony Anaxagorou, contemporary jazz group Hansu-Tori, and Grammy-winners Clean Bandit, and is a founding member of ten-year-strong female arts collective Girls Girls Girls, which works to empower women within the arts, and to raise awareness and funding for the anti-female genital mutilation charity Orchid Project. Absolute / Rosemundy Records CD | LP
Starboy Nathan / Wretch 32 Hangover Expected 19th September New single from Starboy Nathan featuring Wretch 32 (who signs his new album in the shop on 26th Sept)! Look out for a Starboy Nathan appearance at D.A.N.C.E....more info shortly. http://www.facebook.com/StarboyNathan Absolute CD
Ram Trilogy RAM Trilogy Chapters 1 to 6 [RSD] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2017. Now available to online customers. Box set containing all 6 chapters released in an exclusive boxset, including a RAM Trilogy slipmat. Numbered box set - 1000 limited edition / The seminal 6 parts released from 1998 to 2002 by RAM Trilogy (Andy C, Ant Miles & Shimon) brought together for the very first time in a limited edition boxset. In celebration of 10 years RSD & 25 Years of RAM Records Absolute LP RSD 2017
Def Leppard Def Leppard If we have stock left it will be available online from Saturday 23rd April, strictly one per customerLimited edition double picturedisc LP! Originally released in October 2015, Sheffield’s finest’s self-titled 11th studio album was their first in seven years… and with it Def Leppard proved conclusively that they’d lost none of their magic. Further cementing their reputation as one of the greatest rock bands of all time ‘Def Leppard’ saw Classic Rock featuring the album in their Top 20 of 2015 while Kerrang! awarded it 4Ks, adding: “Lepp remain rock’s biggest, baddest, glitteriest band.” For Record Store Day 2016 this phenomenal album is being made available in a limited edition, double-vinyl picture disc format. Absolute LP RSD 2016