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New releases last eight weeks: Broken Beat/Nu Jazz

Broken Beat/Nu Jazz vinyl released in the last four weeks
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Real With You
Real With You (7" + insert)
Cat: ITDR 003. Rel: 03 Nov 23
Real With You (3:45)
Real With You (acoustic version) (3:43)
Review: Hip-hop artist Shing02 (Shing Annen) is a longstanding fixture of chill hop, and is notable for his cross-cultural focus, having been born in Japan but growing up in Western cities. With a precise, multilingual emceeing style few of his contemporaries can match, he's also known for his involvement with Nujabes and the soundtrack for Samurai Champloo, we're happy to see he's still hard at it. 'Real With You' is a collaboration with contemporary lo-fi hip-hop/chill-hop artist 14? and is a bright and serene wonker, lyrically dealing in themes of going with the flow, revisiting memories and letting go.
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 in stock HK$153.18
Soursop & Mango
Cat: 2056 BLACK. Rel: 30 Nov 23
Soursop & Mango (7:28)
Straight Forward Side Steps (4:36)
Review: The band 2000 Black, who include 4Hero icon Dego among their number, are masters of the broken beat scene, leaders amongst men who whether working alone or with others are always in top form. This two track outing kicks off with 'Soursop & Mango', a bristling, bustling mix of raw drums and bursts of cosmic synth energy that radiates soul, all with neat guitar riffs stitched into the mix. 'Straight Forward Side Steps' is a dusty jam with lovely scruffy claps and much more well defined synth lines adding colour and soul.
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 in stock HK$110.25
Mam Tola
Cat: PH 45032. Rel: 26 Oct 23
Florence Adooni & Erobique - "Mam Tola" (2:57)
Erobique - "Bach In Afrika" (4:22)
Review: Florence Adooni has been called Ghana's Frafra gospel queen in the past, and with good reason. First single 'Mam Pe'ela Su'ure' arrived in 2021 to widespread acclaim, and she followed up on Philophon with 'Yinne' late last year. Now Adooni is back on the label for a collaboration with German artist Erobique, who is normally found making quirky synth disco cuts. On a visit to Max Weissenfeldt's studio in Ghana, he crossed paths with Adooni and so the lilting, sweetly sentimental 'Mam Tola' was created. The B-side of this single finds Erobique flying solo for 'Bach In Afrika', riding a swift beat from Kung Fu Andoh and flexing on the Hammond organ for an uptempo fusion which might well catch you off guard and make you dance all the same.
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Tags: African
 in stock HK$79.68
Visceral Grooves vs DigFindSampleChopRepeat
Cat: DFLSCR 0004. Rel: 31 Oct 23
Night (5:16)
40 Days (4:21)
Review: This release was deftly crafted by Visceral Grooves in collaboration with Dig. Find. Listen. Sample. Chop. Repeat., featuring the duo of LA artists Sankofa and J. Dankworth. Side A is a killer instrumental hip-hop cover of the Billy Brooks' classic 40 Days, while side B is a slow-burning original composition by the band Aesthetic, lifted from the forthcoming album 'Anesthetic'.
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 in stock HK$155.14
Sankofa Season
Cat: KITTO 4. Rel: 26 Oct 23
Low Ceilings (Mala remix) (3:50)
Washed In You (Wu-Lu remix) (2:38)
Learning Lessens (Shy One remix) (6:22)
To Your Heart (Gavsborg remix) (4:54)
Review: In a meeting between generations of broken beat titans, Andrew Ashong and Kaidi Thatham's Sankofa Season rightly earned classic status soon after its release in 2020, and now we're being taken back into the heart of these tracks with a heavyweight remix package from some serious talent. Mala's imperious dubstep touch brings some low-end pressure to 'Low Ceilings' or Shy One chopping up 'Learning Lessons' in her peerless deft style, there's a lot of ground covered by this considered gathering of minds. Special mention goes to Equiknoxx's Gavsborg and Shanique Marie, bringing a sweetly soulful touch to 'To Your Heart'.
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 in stock HK$159.26
Mind Of An Ordinary Citizen
Cat: BB 7013. Rel: 30 Nov 23
Mind Of An Ordinary Citizen (vocal) (4:52)
Mind Of An Ordinary Citizen (instrumental) (4:52)
Played by: LEGO EDIT
 in stock HK$126.62
Boca's 45 Tools Vol 1
Cat: COLD BEER MUSIC 001. Rel: 24 Nov 23
Bang Ya Head (3:15)
Uptown Party People (2:59)
 in stock HK$126.62
Find The Beauty
Find The Beauty (limited hand-numbered 7" in spot-varnished sleeve)
Cat: MP 7001. Rel: 30 Oct 23
Find The Beauty
Find The Beauty (instrumental)
Review: Bread & Souls is an ensemble of musicians, singers, DJs, producers and, most of all, long term friends: a globally-spread family re-gathered by Franco Fusari - entrepreneur, music lover and dreamer. 'Find The Beauty' is the project's 7" preview track (preceding the full project), featuring Detroit-based Paul Randolph on vocals, Tommaso Cappellato on drums, Marcus Machado on guitar and Taku Hirano on percussion, all directed by eclectic project leader and producer Mark de Clive-Lowe, the pianist and true electronic-jazz pioneer. A remarkably well-rounded disco-jazzdance sprawler full of glitzing swing and synthetic ornaments, there's something in 'Find The Beauty' for all the family.
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Played by: ISOUL8 (Volcov)
 in stock HK$110.25
Chakattic EP
Chakattic EP (hand-stamped 12" repress)
Cat: DWEB 101. Rel: 27 Nov 23
I Know You I Love You (Chakattic vocal mix) (6:26)
I Know You I Love You (reprise music & vocal only no beats mix) (6:07)
I Know You I Love You (bonus beats version) (3:18)
Review: This, ladies and Gentlemen, is big news. After a break of 12 years, pioneering West London broken beat collective Bugz In The Attic have reunited to deliver a brand new, ultra-limited 12" containing fresh revisions of 1981 Chaka Khan classic "I Know You, I Live You". The A-side "Chakattic Mix" is particularly wonderful, layering Khan's ultra-positive, life-affirming vocal above the crew's trademark bruk-up beats, jazzy bass and sensational jazz-funk synths (provided, no doubt, by original crew-member Kaidi Tathtam). Over on side B, they up the spine-tingling "end of night" factor via a version containing just music and vocals, before once more proving their immense drum programming skills via a delay-laden "Bonus Beats" DJ tool. In a word: brilliant.
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Tags: Jazz Funk
 in stock HK$171.41
Tempo Al Tempo
Tempo Al Tempo (limited 12")
Cat: DMND 005. Rel: 17 Nov 23
Tempo Al Tempo (original) (6:16)
Tempo Al Tempo (Patrick Gibin edit) (7:00)
 in stock HK$114.27
Cody Currie EP
Cat: RNTR 063. Rel: 05 Dec 23
Evernight (feat Stee Downs & Mik) (5:25)
Yes Bruv (feat Mik) (4:19)
Holding On (feat Marlena Dae) (3:33)
Everynight (Vincenzo remix) (6:14)
Hot Water (feat Cor.ece) (4:58)
Furball (feat Ally McMahon) (2:49)
Review: Londoner Cody Currie is a master of dusty and loveably rough-edged house music that is packed with emotional heat. He serves up another fine EP of just that here on Razor-N-Tape and soon wins you over with the synth-laced house funk of opener 'Evernight' (feat Stee Downs & Mik). 'Yes Bruv' (feat Mik) has a more low-slung and late-night deep house sound and then things take a jazzy and broken beat direction on the lounge vibes of 'Holding On' (feat Marlena Dae). On the flip side is the hip-swinging goodness of Vincenzo's remix of 'Everynight' amongst other timeless sounds.
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Played by: DJ ROCCA
 in stock HK$120.45
Tambor De Cura
Cat: BJ 737. Rel: 02 Nov 23
Tambor De Cura (with Guinu) (4:02)
Devotion (4:04)
Review: Daniel David (FKA Trailer Limon) makes a great impression on Bastard Jazz with his first solo record. This 7" finds him link with the Jazz Mafia for a feature after he has done plenty of work with the legendary San Francisco duo the Pendletons. Because of that he is credited with helping to kickstart the Bay Area's modern funk resurgence but here he shows he has plenty of his own skills too. 'Tambor De Cura' (with Guinu) is bustling jazz that is vibrant and vivacious with big horns, steamy jungle atmospheres, humid pads, bird calls and many other great details that form a hefty groove. 'Devotion' is then a funky jazz fusion with cosmic pads and lush vocals.
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 in stock HK$97.91
Emotional North End Cuts Vol 2
Cat: CBFR 005. Rel: 04 Dec 23
Morning Workouts (5:15)
Prewar Vibe (5:04)
In Love On The Balcony At Terminal 5 (5:10)
Summertime On Michigan Ave (4:57)
Review: Detroit label Choose Better Friends made an immediate impact late last year when it dropped three EPs all in the same week. We've had to wait a while for this next one but it has been worth it: Bale Defoe is on the buttons and brings some dusty Motor City house heat with opener 'Morning Workouts' which rides a bumpy, booty shaking broken beat with meaningful chords and aching vocal snatches up top. 'Prewar Vibe' brings some swinging jazz chords and cut-up drums seemingly bashed out on an MPC. There is subtle euphoria in the bursts of excitable chords and vocal fragments of 'In Love On The Balcony At Terminal 5' and plenty of humidity in the diffuse synths and bumps drum funk of 'Summertime On Michigan Ave'. It's EPs like this that keep our fascination with Detroit very much alive.
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 in stock HK$104.18
Rocket Love
Cat: DJREM 23. Rel: 07 Nov 23
Rocket Love (Jimpster dub)
Little Bit (Sean McCabe remix)
Our World (Kaidi Tatham remix)
Rocket Love (Jimpster remix)
Gorgeous (EVM128 remix)
Peace & Harmony (Kaidi Tatham remix)
Review: Detroit Rising's A Cosmic Jazz Funk Adventure album from back in 2018 was a superb coming together of some of the Motor City's finest talents. Now tracks from it get remixed by an equally fine mix of artists. Freerange label head Jimpster goes first with his silky and jazzy deep house version of 'Rocket Love'. Sean McCabe brings his signature soulful sound, broken beat don Kaidi Tatham keeps it lush with his rework of 'Our World' and and bristling new take on 'Peace & Harmony'. Last of all, EVM128 mixes up soulful vocals and shuffling drum breaks on his remix of 'Gorgeous.'
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 in stock HK$120.45
Re:Strain Of Stairs
Cat: HR7S 297. Rel: 08 Dec 23
Re:Strain Of Stairs (7" edit) (5:02)
Ain't Even Like Me (feat Kim Hill) (4:49)
Review: DJ Ryow aka Smooth Current is a Japanese DJ and producer known for his hip-hop and r&b remixes. 'Re:Strain Of Stairs', as the title suggests, reinterprets the song 'Strain Of Stairs' by Japanese rock band The Pillows on the A-side, bringing a loose-hipped drum workout to the ordeal. On the B, meanwhile, Ryow goes all out on a new original featuring Kim Hill, 'Ain't Even Like Me', a song which first debuted online a least four years ago - it's an impressively-made production in contemporary r&b, with exquisite harmonies from Hill.
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Played by: The Allergies
 in stock HK$161.31
Just A Flute Thing
Just A Flute Thing (7" in hand-numbered sleeve limited to 300 copies)
Cat: EQX 054. Rel: 06 Dec 23
Just A Flute Thing (2:54)
Rega Rega (Revisited) (3:11)
Review: German artist Scientist is well known for his explorations of all things Soviet and disco alongside Frenchman Fulgeance but goes it alone for this fine new 7" outing. It kicks off with 'Just A Flute Thing' which brings nice classical leads dancing about over fresh broken beats with some squelchy synth work involved too. 'Rega Rega' (Revisited) has a deeper, darker bassline and bigger drop to the beats so will being plenty of energy to the right hip-hop party. Another fine outing from the one they call Scientist.
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Played by: Voodoocuts, Marc Hype
 in stock HK$112.31
Down & Up EP
Down & Up EP (12" + art print)
Cat: NERO 060. Rel: 20 Nov 23
On The Line (feat Lori) (4:11)
Brilliance (4:24)
Nothing Ever Changes (4:26)
Ya Nah Gonna Get It (feat K15) (5:04)
Just Roll (4:53)
Review: Broken beat fans take heed, the mighty Domu is back. Through his peak prolific years in the 00s Dominic Stanton helped define the scene orbiting Co-Op in London alongside Bugz In The Attic, Kaidi Tatham et al. One of his prime outlets for the skittering drum programming, rubbery bass and soul-drenched keys was Neroli, and now he returns to the label to toast their 60th release after something of a ten year hiatus. If you love Domu and the broken beat sound, you're going to love this record. Ascendant chords, rhythmic chops to jerk your hips to and a consistent warmth to keep you cosy - this is the sign of a true master at work.
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 in stock HK$118.39
In A Dub Style
In A Dub Style (hand-stamped 12")
Cat: SEVS 24. Rel: 27 Oct 23
New Era (vocal mix) (4:50)
New Era (dub mix) (4:15)
Reasons (vocal mix) (4:52)
Reasons (dub mix) (5:08)
 in stock HK$126.62
Your Head You Know
Your Head You Know (10" (indie exclusive))
Cat: 634457 116061. Rel: 19 Oct 23
Your Head You Know (7:46)
Too Late To Turn (6:34)
When One Passes By (4:15)
 in stock HK$195.91
Second Home
Second Home (limited transparent blue vinyl 7")
Cat: FCB 105B. Rel: 30 Oct 23
Flying Dew (2:45)
Two Faces (1:52)
Second Home
 in stock HK$104.18
Sacred Love
Cat: SE 703. Rel: 16 Nov 23
Sacred Love (feat Giulia La Rosa) (4:14)
Sacred Love (feat Giulia La Rosa (Clapping version)) (4:19)
Review: As Galathea, Sicilian producer Massimo Napoli has been cooking up some outstanding cuts for the Italian Space Echo label over the past couple of years. Afro-Latin rhythms, soul jazz, dub and more besides all feed into his sound, which manifests perfectly on this new single fronted by vocalist Giulia La Rosa. 'Sacred Love' has a stripped-back, minimalist approach which makes it all the more potent, as Napoli exercises a restraint which creates drama and tension in the negative space around the groove. La Rosa's smouldering vocal is the icing on the cake for this deep, funky cut which will turn heads each and every time it gets dropped.
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Tags: Afrobeat | Italian
 in stock HK$95.95
Pushing (limited 7")
Cat: SE 704. Rel: 16 Nov 23
Pushing (feat Derane Obika) (3:05)
Back In The Underwater (instrumental) (3:17)
 in stock HK$95.95
Pink Mist EP
Pink Mist EP (limited 7")
Cat: WST 028. Rel: 10 Nov 23
Pink Mist (2:31)
Minute Of Angle (1:20)
Cairo Connect (2:49)
Pea Soup (1:24)
Review: Cinematic soundscapes, Middle Eastern funk, jazz and breaks make up some of the flavours of the new Havana Syndrome 7", which comes freshly to the repertoire of We Stray True, based in London. On this four-tracker, we hear pristine, front-and-centre library funk delivered straight to the dome; the lead track 'Pink Mist' is indeed a sticky noir-thriller slinker, heavy on the bass and complementary on the Rhodeses and triangles. The ensuing tracks are no less slinky either, with 'Minute Of Angle' as sleuthing and stealthy as a black cat up to no good; then comes 'Cairo Connect' and 'Pea Soup', the first of which brings jazz to the bazaar, while the second mixes back-alleyed night-movements with a flautist's flight of fancy.
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 in stock HK$130.64
A Place In The Sun
A Place In The Sun (translucent yellow vinyl 7" + insert)
Cat: LIR 9V. Rel: 16 Nov 23
A Place In The Sun (Kaoru Inoue remix 45 edit) (3:47)
A Place In The Sun (dub) (4:27)
Review: Yasushi Ide has a storied career reaching back into the 80s club scene in Japan, and he's worked with many a legend in his time. He originally released 'A Place In The Sun' as a Japan-only track on his 2012 LP Late Night Blues, and now the track has been revived by NYC label Love Injection. The track which led to this release was in fact a limited dubplate mix of 'A Place In The Sun' by Kaoru Inoue, which the Love Injection founders Barbie Bertisch and Paul Raffaele found while on tour in Japan. In this remixed form on the A-side, or the dub version of the original on the flip, it's a resplendent slice of downtempo bathed in exquisite musicianship, not least Nobuyuki Nakajima's gorgeous Rhodes and Jamaican legend Ernest Ranglin's unmistakable guitar lines.
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Played by: Kaoru Inoue
 in stock HK$97.91
Clear Tamei
Clear Tamei (grey marbled vinyl 12")
Cat: BF 079C. Rel: 23 Nov 23
Paleo Mamu (0:42)
New Vectors (3:33)
Clear Tamei (4:17)
Nama (4:05)
Shrine Hacker (feat Babii) (5:24)
First Voids (0:38)
Steel Mogu (4:06)
Black Light Ultra (4:30)
Mei Mode (3:19)
Niteracer (4:43)
 in stock HK$171.41
14 (12")
Cat: JWTWN 014. Rel: 30 Nov 23
Track 1 (7:12)
Track 2 (5:49)
Track 3 (6:10)
Review: Just What The World Needs returns to their own self-titled label with a 14th outing of fiery disco heat. This is potent music that melds together jazz, funk and soul with a lashing of synth goodness. The opener is a real driver with emotive gospel vocals and mad jazz keys. Second is a slower jam with a more dreamy feel then the flip side comes on strong with jazz say leading the way beneath vaping chords and funky, smooth drums. Last of all is a supercharged leftfield bomb with explosive cosmic synths and the sort of energy that stands out in any set.
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 in stock HK$136.81
State Of Play
Cat: ESC 012. Rel: 31 Oct 23
Devoted, Still (4:07)
Time Reveals (5:31)
State Of Play (7:28)
Review: London-based beat smith K15 is a UK answer to the likes of Kyle Hall - his house music is steeped in jazz, soul and funk. His drums are dusty and loose - and louche - and his moods are deeply meaningful. His latest EP is another case in point with three more sublime and seductive sounds. 'Still Devoted' is a downtempo cut with analogue drums and gorgeous female vocals soaring up top with the elegance of a church choir. 'State Of Play' has a fantastically cosmic outlook and a nimble bassline that rides its own ride as the synths soar and 'Time Reveals' then closes down with a more melancholic but no less beautiful vibe.
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 in stock HK$122.41
Merchant (limited 12")
Cat: SAT 060. Rel: 07 Nov 23
Snow Storm (5:30)
Cargo (7:07)
Pilot (feat Joseph Batrouney) (4:46)
Storage Room (feat Leo Yucht) (3:26)
Helipad (6:03)
Review: Australian sound artist and composer Sean La'Brooy now calls New York home, although his work is restless and impossible to connect with a static location (if it's ever possible to call cities such as the Big Apple static). Merchant is a case in point. While we could be inclined to apply labels like ambient or downtempo to the work, ultimately it's both and then neither of those things. Take 'Cargo', for example. The kind of tune that confirms just how important overall context is to electronic music, this could be the most relaxed moment of a dance floor mix, or the most uptempo part of a lush sweeping soundscape journey. Elsewhere, 'Helipad' takes us into dubbier ends, while 'Pilot' brings Balearic elements to the fore in a beautifully warm and inviting sonic trip.
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 in stock HK$114.27
Vinyl Love (Kero Uno remix)
Cat: PIBE 004. Rel: 20 Nov 23
Vinyl Love (Kero Uno remix) (4:08)
Dont Kill My Vibes (Kero Uno remix) (3:46)
Review: Kero Uno has been kicking for almost two decades, credited with reviving jazz sensibilities in hip-hop almost three decades since it, unfortunately, fell out of fashion around the turn of the century. K1 introduces city-pop and jazz-hop to two of Kdots biggest tracks, 'Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe' and 'Love', the former of which was put on SoundCloud almost a decade ago now and created nothing but buzz. K1 skyrocketed to fame, having his album crowdfunded by excited fans and catching the attention of Kendrick's own mix engineer Derek Ali. The 'Don't Kill My Vibes' mix flips the 2012 hit into a vibraphone-led synthy jazz slice of heaven, while the 'Love' flip, 'Vinyl Love', is a chill, wavey city-pop banger, with subtle brass and airtight percussion coming together in perfect matrimony.
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 in stock HK$169.45
Babylon Shuffle
Cat: TB 008. Rel: 23 Nov 23
Call Yu Out (2:26)
Babylon Shuffle (feat Achante) (3:15)
In Da Morning/Shaka (feat Achante) (5:18)
Mango In Da Parish (5:34)
Unformidable/Call It Out (5:41)
Og (outro) (2:34)
Review: It's time to touch base with Errol and Alex Rita's Touching Bass here as the small but already great-sounding label hits release number eight with this fine Babylon Shuffle release. All six tracks from Last Nubian and Geneva's Sweet Fruity Brunch blend the sounds of inner city London with deep house and broken beats, starting with the party vibes of 'Call Yu Out'. 'In Da Morning/Shaka' (feat Achante) then has lithe and wispy synths shimmering over metallic broken beats with great vocals adding soul and 'Mango In Da Parish' is a b-side highlight with its beautifully delicate house drums keeping the dancefloor afloat next to jazzy flutes.
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 in stock HK$114.27
EP 2
EP 2 (12" with obi-strip)
Cat: SSJ 01712. Rel: 07 Nov 23
The Remedy (6:14)
Vanguard (feat Tyrone Isaac Stuart) (4:38)
The Score (5:07)
Givin Up (feat Allysha Joy) (5:26)
! low stock HK$110.25
Belleville Boogie EP
Belleville Boogie EP (limited 12")
Cat: BB 001. Rel: 22 Nov 23
Le Pacifique (6:06)
Grateful (feat Fred Melosax) (3:21)
J'aime Danser (6:02)
Bella Belleville (5:42)
Played by: Superbreak
 in stock HK$144.95
Fix Up The Seed
Cat: BW 002. Rel: 17 Nov 23
LL Smooth K - "Fix Up The Seed" (4:01)
Gregory Porter - "Liquid Spirit" (DJ Snatch edit) (4:13)
 in stock HK$87.81
An Osirian Dream (OG & Theo Parrish Takes)
Cat: MT 19015. Rel: 30 Oct 23
An Osirian Dream (3:35)
An Osirian Dream (Beatless version) (3:37)
An Osirian Dream (T's take) (3:44)
An Osirian Dream (T's take instrumental) (5:48)
Review: Mother Tongue sure knows how to serve up some beautifully escapist and Balearic sounds and that's exactly what we have here with this seductive new 12" from Tiombe Lockhart feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow. This welcome return to the label from Lockhart comes as a teaser ahead of her new album Going Forth By Day. On this evidence, it's going to be a real doozy because 'An Osirian Dream' is utterly angelic. The vocals soar to the heavens next to celestial melodies over a gentle rhythm. Also included a beatless version and a couple of T's takes which get more jazzy.
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Played by: ISOUL8 (Volcov)
 in stock HK$134.76
Marc Mac/Ulrich Troyer/Dan Curtin/RTB2 Remix
Marc Mac/Ulrich Troyer/Dan Curtin/RTB2 Remix (hand-stamped 12" + hand-numbered insert limited to 100 copies)
Cat: SDBANU 1207. Rel: 09 Nov 23
Reminiscence (Marc Mac remix) (5:15)
Pigeons (Ulrich Troyer remix) (4:47)
Mumpsimus (Dan Curtin remix) (6:18)
Quanked (RTB2 remix) (3:48)
 in stock HK$128.68
Ah Free Ka EP
Ah Free Ka EP (12" repress)
Cat: COOP 1207. Rel: 05 Dec 23
Ah Free Ka (5:08)
In The Jungle (4:56)
Bruda Fela (4:40)
Review: Somewhat surprisingly, the "Ah-Free-Ka EP" marks 4hero man Marc Mac's first appearance on Cooperation, the label established by the crew behind legendary West London broken beat night Co-Op, since 2007. Given the label, the veteran producer is in a bruk-up kind of mood, kicking things off with the polyrhythmic broken rhythms, vocoder vocals, jaunty synth riffs and weighty sub-bass of "Ah-Free-Ka". The track's not too subtle old school electro influences are explored further on hybrid bruk/electro/Afro-funk jam "In The Jungle", while "Bruda Fela" is little less than a contemporary broken beat tribute to Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.
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 in stock HK$97.91
PIAS 40 (12")
Cat: BIAS 4013. Rel: 26 Oct 23
Falling Elevators (6:48)
City Sleeps (5:30)
Killer Inside Me (Killer long version) (4:56)
Truth Is Out Of Style (12" version) (6:01)
I'm Going Straight To Hell (3:59)
Born With Monkey Asses (12" version) (6:02)
Review: Coming to PIAS' 40th Anniversary celebrations series, we hear Mark Thomas Griffin, better known as MC 900 Ft. Jesus, rerelease six tracks of his best works in the realm of bombastic hip-hop, rap, electro, cut-up, big beat and jazz. To illustrate the artist's sense of humour, Griffin's stage name came from a sermon by Oral Roberts, in which the televangelist claimed that a 900-foot-tall (270 m) Jesus Christ had come to him in a vision. Perfectly obscure cuts for any contemporary hip-hop/beats DJ, most of these tracks originate from Griffin's standout 1991 album Welcome To My Dream, a leftfield/cut-up opus in its own right.
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 in stock HK$104.18
Run For Cover
Run For Cover (numbered 7" + sticker limited to 300 copies)
Cat: MB 45003. Rel: 20 Oct 23
Run For Cover (5:02)
Azul (4:43)
Review: Medline is on a mission to serve up his own fresh cover versions of well known tunes from the movies, library music vaults, jazz funk scenes and worldwide rare grooves. He is one man who plays flute, guitar, keyboard, pads, drums, percussions and violin and lays down each part of the tune and then puts them all together with some extra studio touches at a later date. He mixes the music himself so that it is live sounding and vibrant, and then shares it with the world. These latest two cuts are heavy Afrobeat gems with cosmic synth work, psyched-out melodies and jazz invention that makes them captivating in the extreme.
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 in stock HK$126.62
Remind Me
Cat: DR 0002. Rel: 01 Nov 23
Remind Me (feat Patrice Rushen) (4:00)
Chameleon (3:58)
Review: Dippin' Records second release hears a new project from multi-instrumentalist Yuki Kanesaka, Monolog, taking on two classics from Patrice Rushen and Herbie Hancock respectively. First up and featuring the legend herself on vocals and synth lead, comes a re-performed version of the undeniable Patrice Rushen hit 'Remind Me', with a new twist. The flip, meanwhile, comprises a cover of none other than Herbie Hancock's 'Chameleon', this time hearing Julian Dessler on trumpet and with remaining live instrumentation played and produced entirely by the one-man band Yuki Kanesaka.
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 in stock HK$106.14
Fritz The Cat
Cat: MXMRK 2063. Rel: 23 Oct 23
Fritz The Cat (Mr K edit) (4:44)
You Believed In Me (Mr K instrumental edit) (4:52)
Review: Mr. K's series of edits continues. Any self-respecting music head is well familiar with the Most Excellent Unlimited series from Mr K aka Danny Krivit by now, and the latest entry into it is another doozy on 45rpm. The A-side features an edit of the title tune from a 1972 Ralph Bakshi animation originally played by a top crew of San Francisco area musicians. It is a steamy funk workout in a Latin jazz style with plenty of reverb and DJ friendly grooves. Flip it over and you'll find a gem from Philadelphia's Executive Suite which In Mr. K's hands is lit up with addictive strings and driving rhythms that never let up.
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 in stock HK$91.93
Quiet Music Under The Moon Sampler (45 Adapter Edition)
Quiet Music Under The Moon Sampler (45 Adapter Edition) (limited hand-numbered 7" + wooden 45 adapter)
Cat: MUKAT 08845ADAPTER. Rel: 20 Nov 23
Moon Shower
Oyasumi, Ohayo
Review: Mukatsuku looks to the legendary Japanese downtempo producer Calm here for a new, hand-numbered 7" in the form of his 'Quiet Music Under The Moon' sampler. It features two tunes taken from his masterful new album, the first being 'Oyasumi, Ohayo' where subtle synths ripple beneath Balearic leads. It's heartbroken ambient introspection for late-night star gazing. On the flip, 'Moon Shower' is more hopeful and optimistic, with mellifluous layers of synth shimmer like the sun off the Med. It's beautiful and cathartic with Calm's majestic synth craft front and centre.
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 in stock HK$71.44
A Story About You
A Story About You (limited 7")
Cat: URDC 84. Rel: 03 Nov 23
A Story About You (4:28)
Sweet Power Your Embrace (4:07)
Review: Prolific Japanese jazzers Nautilus - made up of drummer Toshiyuki Sasaki, keyboardist Daisuke Takeuchi, and bassist Shigeki Umezawa - present their latest 7" release 'A Story About You'. It's an emotive A-and-B-sider of mournful mood, with the A-side cemented by rolling pianos and a central lyric-melody performed by Mariko's talkbox, and B-sider 'Sweet Power Your Embrace' coming as a cover of the 1977 classic by James Mason. Signaling news of a full-length album to come - you'd better fasten your seatbelts.
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 in stock HK$151.12
The Remix Machine Vol 2 (Nickodemus remixes)
La Isla - "Megablast" (feat Eribertho Cruz) (4:12)
OVEOUS & QVLN - "Queimar" (3:31)
Myles Bigelow - "Los Ojos" (feat Toto Berrie - Nickodemus & Zeb remix) (4:29)
Antonis Antonio - "Yiorti" (feat Efthymia Alphas) (5:42)
Balkan Bump - "Cocek Amerika" (4:13)
Lagartijeando - "Cumbia De La Muerte" (4:33)
Review: Last year, Wonderwheel Recordings founder returned to Turntables on the Hudson with The Remix Machine, a vast digital compilation (and eight-track vinyl sampler) featuring some of the countless reworks he's completed since the 1990s. This second 12" expands on that set, serving up six more of the New York-based producer's favourite re-rubs. There's plenty to set the pulse racing throughout, from the rolling Cuban house business of his Megablast tweak ('La Isla'), and a low-slung, d&b-influenced Latin breaks take on OVEOUS & QVLN, to a suspenseful slab of psych-funk-goes house (the New Yorker's tweak of 'Yiorti' by Antois Antonio), and even some bouncy, low-tempo Balkan beats (Balkan Bump's 'Codek America'). Hot global fusion business!
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 in stock HK$179.64
Slice EP
Slice EP (12")
Cat: SWP 013V. Rel: 23 Nov 23
Slice (3:26)
Moon (4:38)
Grouchy (3:30)
ATM (6:06)
 in stock HK$159.26
Sacred Tones
Cat: TWO 050. Rel: 14 Nov 23
Sacred Tones (feat Sugah lyrics) (8:33)
That Something (feat Nina Hadzi Antich) (8:37)
Review: Antonio Ocasio is a spiritual house veteran truly embedded in the story of NYC house music since he minted the Tribal Winds label in 1998. There were a few years where things went quiet, but Ocasio has been back in action in 2023 and swiftly following up the Soulciety Music Series release with this stunning 12". On the A-side we get Sugah Lyrics offering her hushed, poetic vocal tones amidst the rolling percussion and dreamlike synth work of 'Sacred Tones'. The flip takes a different path as a mellow, soulful composition lays the groundwork for Nina Hadz Antich's sweet singing on 'That Something', once again affirming Ocasio's gifts as a songwriter and producer as well as an NYC deep house staple.
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Played by: Superbreak
 in stock HK$151.12
Aliens (translucent green vinyl 7")
Cat: FLRS 161. Rel: 03 Nov 23
Aliens (part 1) (4:25)
Aliens (part 2) (3:06)
 in stock HK$144.95
Planet Jazz
Planet Jazz (limited 12")
Cat: AGN7VN 003. Rel: 10 Nov 23
Planet Jazz (7:07)
Mezzo Forte (8:00)
Backyard Bustle (6:18)
Forward (7:14)
Review: Building on more than 20 years in the game, recent times have seen London-based junglist Opius exploring album formats and deeper strains within d&b and jungle on labels like Silent Force, Time Tunnel and his own Ballpark. Now he arrives on AGN7 Audio with a blistering exercise in experimental d&b that takes a broader look at what a breakbeat can be. The emphasis here is on jazz, as blasts of post bop drumming get sliced and diced into head-rushing constructions that feel as fresh as the first time you heard someone getting busy with an amen.
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 in stock HK$97.91
My Dirty Desire
My Dirty Desire (limited 7")
Cat: KCR 129. Rel: 07 Dec 23
My Dirty Desire (3:28)
Dreaming In Slow Motion (2:54)
Review: Pale Jay's latest album, Bewilderment, is once again picked apart for this new single package on Karma Chief. It features two cuts from a record which again showcased his ability to craft rich sonic tapestries that are a mix of pure bliss and deep introspection. If you haven't heard it, you should, and you will want to after hearing these two singles. The A-side is a slow disco gem for extroverts and the flip has a lovely falsetto vocal over some nice and dusty rhythms. It's got pulsing bass but laid back groove and is a perfect soul sound for those who like to dream.
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 in stock HK$69.39
This Is For You
This Is For You (12" repress)
Cat: SS 078. Rel: 20 Nov 23
This Is For You (with Maurissa Rose) (10:32)
This Is For You (instrumental) (11:45)
Review: There's always a sense of reverent elation around a new drop from Theo Parrish, and he's not disappointing on this latest joint. Reports suggest this is the precursor to a new album, and there's a classic feel to this track that hints at very exciting times ahead. Parrish's sparks shine oh-so bright when he's sparring with the right vocalist, and Maurissa Rose seems to be giving him the right inspiration on "This Is For You". He's created the kind of understated soul statement that inhabits some of his most treasured albums, using a raw and simple drum machine backing to achingly beautiful key refrains that melt around Rose's voice on the vocal A side, and give rise to a sublime instrumental version on the flip.
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! low stock HK$95.95
Moto Moto
Cat: MSR 039. Rel: 16 Nov 23
Moto Moto (3:38)
Zebra Talk (feat Kabanjak)
Review: Metasuna Records have secured the rights to this exclusive re-release of 'Moto Moto' and 'Zebra Talk' by Renegades of Jazz, now on 45 rpm for the first time ever. The music was first used originally on a critically acclaimed album called Moyo Wangu back in 2016 by David Hanke. That album soon attained cult status and these are two of the standouts from it. First up is 'Moto Moto,' a percussive dancer with great Afro guitar lines bringing the funk before the horns add the fire. 'Zebra Talk' (feat Kabanjak) is a slower cut with more raw and precise drum breaks.
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Tags: Afro Funk
 in stock HK$89.77
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