Andy Tee / Micky More In Our Groove Sampler Groove Culture bosses Mickey More & Andy Tee have flown over to London to the Z Records secretly guarded vaults to plunder the riches that lay in wait. Together they have created four brand new mixes of classic ZR cuts for special release on wax. A sampler from the bumper Compilation album they have done on the Label titled ‘In Our Groove’.First up is the seminal ’Still In Love’ with it’s soaring strings and vocals by Ricci Benson, backed up by shiny new horn sections and a refined structure. Doug Willis’s 'Music Speaks Louder Than Words' gets turned into a peak time stomping Piano house anthem.On the flip it’s time to pack your bags as the Italians take you on a sun drenched journey to the sun with their glistening take on The Sunburst Band’s classic. Finishing things off is a re-rub of 'Doug Willis - People Power’, which is filled to the brim with Roy Ayers style vibes, motor city vocals and dancing Flute melodies. Z Records 12" Pre-Order
RUPA MOJA BHARI MOJA B/W EAST WEST SHUFFLE (DISCO JAZZ PUNK) Barely disco and hardly jazz, Rupa Biswas’ music the halfway point between Bollywood and Balearic. Tracked in 1982 at Calgary’s Living Room Studios with a crack team of Indian and Canadian studio rats alike, both “Moja Bhari Moja” and “East West Shuffle” are the perfect fusion sarod and synthesizer. Remastered from original analogue source material and with permission and blessing of the producers and performers. NUMERO 7"
Divine Situation Divine Situation Vol 2 Divine Situation are; Greg Belson is a veteran DJ and one of the premiere collectors of soul music worldwide. He's known as the go toauthoritarian for Gospel Soul music, is the compiler of the Divine Disco serieson Cultures of Soul and presents his radio broadcast Divine Chord Gospel Showon LA's dublab.com creative hub. and Paulo Fulci is a DJ and producer out of Bristol UK. His work as part of theSituation edit crew has been released and supported as part of the underground for many years….he now spends his days slangin' records, whilst honing his disco scalpel skills in the late twilight hours. Following on from their incendiary slab of two sided gospel goodness 'Born Again' & 'Soul Revival', the Divine Situation duo have crafted the next lot ofbangin' spiritualized dancefloor destroyers for your record box. Here we have an EP catering for several sides to your night. The lead off cut is the flat out roof raiser 'The Problem Solver'…..then it's boogified territory with 'Brand New Feelin', before they close out with the end of 'nighter, 'Try Love'. Moton Records Inc 12"
Equip Greg Wilson Presents XXXO + ICA Beats A central theme in the life and work of the British DJ pioneer Greg Wilson, UK electro is a page turner. With the seminal Street Sounds compilation from 1984 (please see Greg’s blog for the whole story) being the beacon, there are still a few overlooked corners. XXXO by Equip is one of them. Originally intended to be part of said release and produced by Greg Wilson, Martin Jackson and Andy Connell (like most of the comp), it was turned down at the time. Sounding like a like a proto -house template with a dash of Klein & MBO, it wasn’t considered strong enough at the time, but found it’s way to the public as a one-sided 12“ in 2006, it felt like a brand-new track as it perfectly correlated with the electro influenced underground dance music mainstream at the time (Chicken Lips et al.). Here it is again: remastered, rekindled and unreduced cut to 45rpm. For full disclosure please see the liner notes on the back cover.Pressed and released for the first time on this planet though are the ICA Beats Pt 1 & Pt 2. Intended to be backing tracks for a UK Electro live appearance in August ´84, they haven’t seen the light of day until now.Both Restored and re-edited with some help of label owner Gerd Janson, they are fierce examples of the sound at the time. Sitting between rhythm tracks and experimental drum machine compositions (and a short greeting from their creators’ other project Syncbeat), it makes you wonder how one could have lived for so long without them. The history of the past enables you to dream of the future. Running Back Super Sound Singles 12"
Talc De Gui Ding (The Reflex Re-Visions) Wah Wah 45s hail the much anticipated return of one of their most beloved artists. Way back in 2006, the label first unleashed the anthemic "Modern Sleepover" by two man, smooth music loving outfit Talc. The song - an ode to a tortured love affair between a computer and its owner - with its shades of Zapp, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers - found favour with Djs and tastemakers from across the board from Bill Brewster to Gilles Peterson. Such was the cult status of the tune, that it spawned a sequel, naturally entitled "Modern Sleepover Pt.2: Robot's Return" which has recently had something of a renaissance thanks to an inclusion by legendary Detroit DJ and producer Moodymann on his "DJ Kicks" compilation. Wah Wah 45s 12"
J. Rawls I Believe - Latest offering from J. Rawls, the super producer who has worked with the likes of the Beastie Boys, Yasiin Bey ( formerly known as Mos Def ) & Talib Kweli, modern Soul stars, Aloe Blacc and Eric Roberson, as well as founding and producing the coveted Hip-Hop / Jazz outfit, The Liquid Crystal Project.These are a few amongst the many collaborations J. Rawls has done over the last two, plus, decades in music! Push The Fader 7"
Various Artists Sintesis Moderna - An Alternative Vision of Argentinian Music 1980 - 1990 Soundway's Telescope To Forgotten And Lesser Known Musical Realms Extends To Argentina On The Triple Vinyl Compilation, 'Síntesis Moderna - An Alternative Vision Of Argentinian Music 1980-1990'A Digital Rewilding Of Computer And Synth Powered Music, Dripping With An Impressive Variety Of Influence, From Italo Disco, Electro-Funk, Post Punk, Tango, Ambience, Jazz-Fusion, Afro-Folk And Techno Pop, The Record Is A Cultural Document Of A Musical Decade Transformed After The Lifting Of Restrictions Of English Language Music Post Falklands War, And The End Of Argentina's Military Dictatorship. SOUNDWAY LP