Stones Throw Records presents the debut solo album from Karriem Riggins, featuring 34-tracks of instrumental hip-hop. Karriem Riggins is a jazz drummer and producer. He is currently musically involved with Diana Krall, played on Paul McCartney’s recent album, and has a long history playing on and producing hip hop alongside J Dilla, Madlib, Common and Slum Village. This title is similar to Madlib’s “Beat Konducta” series.
The formidable Lebanese / Italian jazz nomads release a long player of deepness on Morphine’s new live series. First long player from Upperground Orchestra initiates the new ‘live series’ of Morphine Records. ‘The Eupen Takes’ is a live document clearly showing what the collective is normally improvising on stage, a chaotic but still tight blend of jazz, kraut and electronics, where nothing is previously planned, and analog synths and spaced out sounds melt with instruments in a natural and free approach. The Eupen Takes LP contains the second half of the june 2011 show at the Meakusma stage, Eupen Muzik Marathon.
The Trash Company released its first single in 1979, the follow up didn’t come untill earlier this year. Hot on the heels of Pluto comes this 5 song 12″ EP, containing both sides of PPU 036, along with three new tracks: “Having fun”, “Bigga Man”, and the summertime anthem “I don’t mind”. perfect as days begin to grow shorter and nights are getting longer. Fall will bring a full length Trash Company Lp on PPU / Steady Sounds, collecting unreleased material spanning the late ’70s through the early nineties.
Slamming remastered reissue of über-rare Detroit electro gold ‘Mill-Due’ by T.Mack on tiny label Megas. Incredibly hard to come by, this underground 12” from 1985 oozes funk, soul, boogie and delicious groove with a huge slice of time-defying electro chic. With a super-squelchy analogue bassline, sexy guitar licks and killer beats, it is topped off with Detroit style space-age deep vocals which conjure images of early Juan Atkins productions – this record is a collector’s wet dream! An on-air favourite of The Electrifying Mojo, this is Motorcity electro at its very peak. Essential for fans of electro and techno alike! Do not miss out on this true holy grail of Detroit electro funk.