SoulBrigada Resense 048 After their brilliant debut on Resense, SoulBrigada returns with two new cuts. Following the proven formula, two classic Funk & Soul joints get the SoulBrigada treatment to fire up the dancefloors again. 'Help' is a Northern Soul gem from the midwest - from 1969. The raw & funky sound of the song follows with great perfection a JB style, which is complemented by the sweet soul voice of the singer. The SoulBrigada-Edit focuses even more on the percussive side of the song and the extension provides a real dancefloor filler. 'Love U Baby' is a great Soultune, which was also released in 1969 by a vocal duo from the southwest of the USA. The song stands out because of its funkiness and the great interaction of the two singers. The rework provides the right dose of funk with additional drums, repetitive editing and expansion. Resense Records 7"
Lord Funk and Moar / Gelatine Thugs Resense 047 Oonops is known for his "Oonops Drops" - radioshow on Brooklyn Radio and his compilation series on Agogo Records. now its about time to start with his very own Resense edition by using his friendly connections to producers and djs from all over the world. His first volume includes Lordfunk and Moar from France who created a boogietastic and bouncing track with classic Jurassic 5-vocals on top and some familiar samples. On the flip you'll find a dancefloor banger with hard hitting drums around Big Daddy Kane and MJ produced by a mysterious producer from Germany. Resense Records 7"
Beastie Boys / mfsb Check It Out People The latest edition in DJ Soopasoul's "Soopastole Edits" series looks like it may fly off the shelves, and with good reason. The lead cut is not an edit per se, but rather a crafty, clever and expertly produced mash-up that places selected rap flows from the acapella version of Beastie Boys classic "Ch-Check It Out" over a tightened up and fattened up rearrangement of MFSB's disco-era jam "People All Over The World". Sometimes these kinds of mash-ups can be messy, but this genuinely isn't, with the Beasties' vocals fitting the backing track like a glove. Over on side B Soopasoul shares his tweak of the MFSB track, which is entirely instrumental bar periodic use of the band's female backing vocals. Soopastole 7"
Casual Connection EDITS 001 The mashups to end all mashups. Fire up the Lowrider, crank the speakers – here’s two outrageously audacious cuts that put the ‘it’ in ‘lit’. Heavy vibes whichever side you blast. EDITS 7"
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"
The Third Degree Mercy Finally a re-issue of this great upbeat cover version of Duffy's 'Mercy', a modern soul classic which has been a weapon of choice for many a soul DJ over the last 10 years! In 2009, a group of seasoned funk and soul session musicians joined forces to record a rousing rhythm & blues-meets-funk cover version of Duffy's 2007 single "Mercy" making it a timeless version & feel good classic. Subsequently released on both Tri Sound and Acid Jazz, the track has become a must-have for soul DJs ever since. Sounding as though it might have been recorded in the late 60's it has a powerful funk driving backbeat ,thumping bass, soaring male soul vocal and screaming swirling Hammond organ. Mukatsuku 7"
Lyn Taitt & The Jets Batman A two track rocksteady single version of the Batman theme tune, ace! Dub Store Records 7"
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
Amerigo Gazaway Big Payback Volume 3 This popular and on going edit series returns after two big instalments from J. Period. Now it is Amerigo at the helm and he pulls together an all-star league of funk, soul and hip hop giants, then rewires their musical DNA into new tribute tracks that are full of life and built from essential James Brown building blocks. Bob Marley is first to be stitched into "Who Is Mr Brown?", which becomes a lazy dub of the highest order. Elsewhere Busta Rhymes, Notorious BIG and Mobb Deep all lend their considerable vocal skills to "Sex Machine" and "Godfather Of Soul." Soul Mates LP