Pan Amsterdam / Iggy Pop / Leron Thomas MOBILE Pan Amsterdam gave us "The Pocket Watch". Even when revealing his condition and true identity to the public. This didn't stop the flow of interest and respect from new found fans as well as fellow contemporaries. Open Mike Eagle became an immediate fan and patron of Pan Am and took him on tour last Fall. They even cut a single together entitled, "No Snare". One of the stops during the tour was Texas Pan Am and Iggy Pop agreed to meet up and cut a track. "The one thing that comes to mind when travelling through Texas is its Texas Tea (oil)" Pan Am said while on break in the studio. "There's a lot of ways of living that rendezvous at the local gas station". It was as if Pan Am grew up with this knowledge since the cradle or something. This, undoubtedly, is the thought process behind the tune Iggy and Pan Am cut, " Mobile". DEF PRESSE 7"
Idris Muhammad Powers of Soul LP on 180g black vinyl. Idris Muhammad was an American jazz drummer who recorded extensively with many musicians, including Bob James, Ahmad Jamal, Lou Donaldson, Pharoah Sanders, John Scofield, George Benson, Lonnie Smith and Tete Montoliu. Power of Soul is his best known album and is one of the reasons that Idris Muhammad is regarded as the drumming king of groove. Featuring the arrangements and keyboards of Bob James, the saxophone punch of Grover Washington, Jr., guitarist Joe Beck, trumpeter Randy Brecker, percussionist Ralph MacDonald, and the knife-edge slick production of Creed Taylor, this 1974 album is a burning piece of deep, jazzy soul and grooved-out bliss. The album includes the tune “Loran’s Dance”, which received considerable airplay on jazz radio stations and was sampled by Beastie Boys (“To All The Girls” and “B-Boy Bouillabaisse”) and Fatboy Slim (“The Weekend Starts Here”). “Power Of Soul” was sampled by Notorious BIG (“Ready To Die”) and The Game featuring Anderson.Paak (“80s and Cocaine”). Music On Vinyl LP Back in Stock!
Mavi Gunes 69 3 Cember / Yafta Mavi Günes 69 blends ancient folk tales, theremin dances and words of wisdom with electronics and psychedelia. “3 Çember”, meaning 3 Circles, is a dubbed out electric saz jam with haunting theremin sounds and hypnotic vocals, led by Esma’s mystical incantation - “We are born, we move round and round in circles until we find our soul, soul then wonders for its companion, hearts reach bodies and fire reach the skies.” In “Yafta” industrial electronics meet Anatolian rhythms, infused with a punk attitude. Yafta, meaning, ‘labelling’, encourages breaking free of society’s confines. “Came into this world, opened my eyes, I had no labels, was bare-naked, hastily they dressed me in a pair of briefs to mark my identity.” You can hear their sons accompanying them on vocals. Zel Zele 7" Pre-Order
roy ayers Silver Vibrations [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 20th April, strictly one per customer. Extremely rare, much sought after album album by iconic jazz funk artist Roy Ayers. This album has not been available since 1983, only 850 individually numbered copies being made available here for this year's Record Store Day. Album includes tracks not available any any other of Roy's albums or compilations. EXPANSION C.O PASSION MUSIC LP Pre-Order
Soul Jazz Records Presents Fashion Records: Style & Fashion Soul Jazz Records Presents / Various Artists Soul Jazz Records are proud to present this new collection of music from the great Fashion Records, one of the most important and iconic independent reggae labels to come out of the UK, running from 1980 for nearly 20 years. In that time Fashion released hundreds of records that successfully reflected - and indeed set - the changing styles and perspectives of reggae music in the UK, from UK dancehall and lovers rock in the 1980s through to the mighty rise of jungle in the second half of the 1990s. Soul Jazz Records CD | LP Pre-Order
African Vibration Hinde Originally pressed on 7” vinyl in 1987, it was the group’s last release together. A unique piece of East African synthesised electronic soul from 1980s Kenya, it was reissued by Soundway as part of the Kenya Special: Volume Two compilation in 2016, but following the recent acquisition of the master tapes it has now been revitalised to a standard surpassing its former glory, and cut loud on 12” vinyl for the dancefloor. The B Side features a deep, extended rework with cruising synth stabs and slick production from one of Soundway’s recent recruits, Julien Dyne, who released his critically acclaimed album “Teal” in 2018. For fans of: Kenya Special compilations, Julien Dyne, Lord Echo, Mangase/Hafi Deo 12”, Electric Wire Hustle, Steve Spacek Soundway 12" Pre-Order
Bobby Womack How Could You Break My Heart / Give It Up Two huge Bobby Womack classics, theheart-on-a-sleeve ‘How Could You Break My Heart’ and the sweet soul love song, ‘Give It Up’ get a much deserved, official remastered reissue. Produced and composed alongside Patrick Moten, who worked with the likes of Loleatta Holloway, Anita Baker and Rosie Gaines, ‘How Could You Break My Heart’ was a massive record on the modern soul scene and still a favourite across the board with the biggest selectors and DJs on the circuit. The blend of warm woozy keys and magical piano touches, over energetic strings, powerful horns and tight percussion, are near impossible not to get swept up by and provide the perfect backing for Womack to bare all. Arguably one of the greatest soul singers to have ever done it, endless amounts ofpassion and raw emotion emanate from his rugged tones as he swallows the bitter pill of heartache and rejection. On the B side the bittersweet ‘Give It Up’where soaring strings and sumptuous chord progressions, marry with the full range of Womack’s vocals and those expert backing harmonies. A luscious sax solo and funk bass give a sultry feel that mixes with the tenderness on show, providing a powerful metaphor for the swirling emotions that come part and parcel with this ever-relatable tale of reaching out for love. Arista 7" Pre-Order
Nina Simone Remixes Three incredible reimaginations of Nina Simone classics from Francois K, Tony Humphries and Coldcut each with their own unique touch and trademark styleweaved within. Francois K kicks off with a sublime deep house rework of ‘Here Comes The Sun’. Reminiscent of Larry Heard’s output, Francois nods to Mr Fingers with a bassline that harks back to those early Chicago classics, coupled with deft mbira touches that create an other-worldy feel to the remix. Celestial waves and singing rides mix with a buzzing top line melody that lay the foundations forSimone’s spiritual voice to hang in the air with a perpetual elegance and grace.A timeless slice of house music that earned Francois’ version a spot on one ofInnervisions acclaimed ‘Secret Weapons’ compilations. Next up, Zanzibar royalty Tony Humphries lays out a bumping remix of ‘Turn Me On’ turning the bluesy soul leanings of the original on their head and flipping it into an uplifting summertime groover. Simone’s words take on adifferent tone with this revitalising rework backed by staccato guitars and chopped up vocal melodies that give aplayful yet soulful character to this slab of sunshine. Rounding off the EP in classic Coldcut style, the duo meld ‘Save Me’ into a chopped, screwed and crunched remix.Lo-fi percussive elements and distorted textures blend with glitching samplesand stuttering sequences that turn Simone into a tripped-out goddess. Anatmospheric piece of electronica but with a harden edge purpose made for the dancefloor. South Street 12" Pre-Order