Marvin Gaye What's Going On LP reissue of Marvin Gaye's passionate soul record What’s Going OnMarvin longed to make a statement that would reflect the new reality, so when Al Cleveland and The Four Tops' Obie Benson brought him the framework of a song called "What's Going On", he jumped at the chance to record it. Initially rejected by Motown, the track went on to become a runaway smash, and the label demanded a full length LP to capitalize on sales. Recorded in ten days in March 1971 the "What's Going On" album features co-writing credits from awesome session band the Funk Brothers, as well as brass and string arrangements by David Van De Pitte. The heady mix of percussive-heavy grooves, luxurious fills and Marvin's sweet vocals became an instant classic. Taking in themes like the Vietnam war, poverty, spirituality and green issues, the album seems just as relevant today as it did back at the start of the 70s and deserves the vote as 'greatest album ever' that it often receives. Motown LP
Anthony Naples Take Me With You The second full length album from Anthony Naples. “Take Me With You” fires off in all styles - the opening triptych of the extra-cosmic “Alto”, post-rave pianos of “Goodness” and slow-dance-inducing “Drifter” bring the attention inward - taking cues from a host of personal favorites including: “Space” LP by Space, The Theater Of Eternal Music, Panda Bear’s “Person Pitch” , Atlas Sound’s “Let The Blind Lead…”, Arthur Russell’s “World Of Echo”, Suzanne Ciani’s “Buchla Concerts: 1975”, The Microphones “The Glow Pt. II” & “Mount Eerie”, A mixtape of Krautrock from DJ Ivan Berko and most definitely Holger Czukay, “Take Me With You” is a fresh turn for Naples as he ascends into a blend of his most personal work to date - touching on trip-hop, psychedelic pop, ambient house, and much more along the way. ANS LP Pre-Order
Bomb The Bass Unknown Territory LP on 180g 'green/black swirled' coloured vinyl. Bomb the Bass’ second album Unknown Territory was a venture into the progressive dance music. “Winter in July” was the album’s single hit, peaking at number 7 in the UK charts. The midtempo hip-hop was later being dubbed as trip-hop. Music writer Simon Reynolds searched for a way to “combine the art of sampling with the energy of rock and roll.” This combination worked out pretty well and the ten songs shows how they developed to a band who integrated different aspects from electronic music in their hip-hop sounds. Bomb The Bass were one of the first acts to bring sample-based music and scratching to a mainstream audience. Unknown Territory is available as a limited edition of 1.000 individually numbered copies on coloured (green & black swirled) vinyl. The package includes a mini poster. Music On Vinyl LP Pre-Order
The Chemical Brothers No Geography More details and artwork to follow. Expected Spring 2019. The ninth full length album from the dance-duo The Chemical Brothers, following on from 2015's Born In The Echoes. CD | LP Pre-Order
Club Soul The Catacombs “Before the Catacombs there was Rhythm & Blues, after the Catacombs there was Northern Soul” - Carl Dene They called it “the greatest little Soul Club in the land” and, as history tells us, it bridged the gap between the R&B of the Twisted Wheel and the “adrenalin” soul of the Golden Torch. It was an integral part of the rare soul movement and set the template for what became known as Northern Soul! This stunning vinyl album is compiled in association with the club’s founding DJ, Carl Dene, and celebrates its 50th Anniversary. It has been newly remastered and pressed to 180g heavyweight audiophile vinyl complete with sleeve notes and a printed inner sleeve. Charly LP Pre-Order
Pawsa On Yer Feet EP PAWSA is a man making waves across the globe, with his charismatic style and unmistakable flair in commanding dancefloors. Cue PAWZ013 - two club ready, vinyl only weapons that clearly demonstrate PAWSA’s power. Kicking things off, the A side houses ‘On Yer Feet’ showcasing a beautiful simplicity in PAWSA’s production, proving that when every element works in synergy, there’s no need to clutter a mix. Marrying a rolling beat and crisp percussion with a bass weight that drives the track, the foundations are laid for an infectious, mantra-like vocal tocapture minds and move bodies. The vocal breakdown is destined to be thecatalyst for fabled club sit downs the world over, with the drop providing sure fire hands in the air euphoria. On the B side a brooding, machine evoking bassline and thumping kick are complimented with claps and hats that cut right through in ‘For The Few’. Adding inoff beat synth stabs, the combination with the mechanical bass is bound todraw dancers into a trance inducing state. Two heavyweight club tracks destined to do damage, from one of the rising stars of the scene. Pawz 12" Pre-Order
Leon Vynehall DJ-Kicks First to take the reins of the DJ-Kicks mix series in 2019 will be ever evolving UK artist, Leon Vynehall. His 26-track mix features new material from the man himself, as well as exclusives by Hessle Audio and Timedance affiliate, Ploy, rising newcomer Peach, and Pavilion, plus a number of gems that will be available digitally for the first time ever. In a short space of time, Leon Vynehall has established himself as a DJ and producer with real craft. He brings a much wider than usual array of skills and influences to electronic music, and is always as likely to talk about minimalism, post-punk, or hip-hop as he is house and techno. This comprehensive approach to was confirmed by his spellbinding debut album Nothing Is Still on Ninja Tune in June 2018. An imagined soundtrack to his grandparents' emigration from the UK to New York throughout the 1960s, it told a distinctive story that unfolded into a resonant narrative; a richly layered affair filled with curveballs and a wealth of adventurous ideas that Vynehall pulled off with confidence and style. It’s the same story with his DJs sets, and particularly this DJ-Kicks mix, which goes from 79-169bpm in fluid fashion. Always interesting and distinctly diverse both in genre and tempo, the mix works in a range of settings, as was the artist’s aim. “I wanted to approach this more like a compilation than a stand-alone ‘mix,’” he says. “To me, compiling a DJ-Kicks is a significant statement of intent and representation, so with that in mind, I thought more about the selection than the mix. Being given the responsibility to select work from artists I admire, some of which have only ever been released on their first vinyl presses many years ago, was a task I didn’t take lightly.” !K7 Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Tropical Disco Records, Vol. 7 Various Artists Tropical Disco plucks out a spellbinding salvo of heaters for Tropical Disco Volume. 7, dished out on suitably heavy wax. Moodeena’s “The Horns” boldly kicks off the record, effortlessly weaving together elements of funk, soul and afro, influenced by a myriad of far-reaching regions. The earworm of a bassline subtly leads the piece,morphing, dipping and then reassembling as the brass resurfaces, creating a tender, palpable sound palette. On the flip “What Da Funk”s playful track title doesn’t reflect its cultivated build, and no doubt lethal functionality on a dancefloor. Titillating strings are the driving forcefor Tropical Disco newcomer Sammy Deuce’s input, bringing a burning, high-energy ode to golden-era discowith “Smack My Strings Up”. Hot on the heels of a series of well received releases on labels such as Glasgow Underground, Club Session and Big Love, Sammy deuce offers up a rare guest track on the label that pairs perfectly with a recipe Sartorial and Moodenahave refined so successfully. Sartorial closes the EP with “Little Love”, a carefully plotted symphony and formidable sign off for the release. Hustling a creamy bass and slowly swooning vocal, this audio aphrodisiac will have dancers headed straight to the bedroom… Tropical Disco’s back-catalogue of quality nu-disco obscurities is building thick and fast, and the latest package is a diamond in a gleaming gold mine. Tropical Disco Records 12"
Charles Bradley Change For The World / Revelation First single to come from Charles Bradley's album Changes! The Screaming Eagle of Soul has landed! In anticipation for the forthcoming full length ‘Changes’, it brings us great pleasure to ring in 2016 with ‘Change for the World’ b/w ‘Rev- elation’. On this single, Charles, backed by Menahan Street Band, take the psychedelically seasoned soul flirted with on 2013’s ‘Victim of Love’, and expands on it. Marrying heavy rhythm and tape delay with Charles’ pleading vocal performance, it lurks in the ether, engaging your psyche in ways that will make you think there’s more to this life than previously imagined. It’s a Revelation! Daptone 7"