Leon Lowman – Liquid Diamonds [MFM001]

Music From Memory sets sail with a compilation of lo-­‐fi beach funk and lazy synth jams from the Rhode Island keyboardist and ocean loving Leon Lowman. Something of a homage to his love of the local seashore and the women he was trying to woo there, the albums also express Leon’s pure love of the synthesizer sound and reflect his unique melodic wanderings. Along with previously unreleased material from the time, “Liquid Diamonds‘ highlights Leon Lowman’s unique blend of low fi synth funk and surf ambience.

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Leon Lowman – Liquid Diamonds [MFM001]

Dwight Sykes – Songs Volume 1 [PPU044]

Dwight Sykes – Songs Volume One is a collection of material written, produced and recorded by Dwight Sykes on 4-Track Cassette, in his home studio L.U.S.T. Productions. He continues to write and produce songs on his Tascam 464 four track console. Although he uses other avenues to provide for the upkeep of himself and son, his love of music keep the hope alive that he will one day get that big break in the music business.

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Dwight Sykes – Songs Volume 1 [PPU044]

Theo Parrish & Tony Allen – Day Like This / Feel Loved [WHR001]

Wildheart Recordings is Theo Parrish’s new London-based label. “Sound Signature releases for the body, Wildheart is for everything else” is Theo’s pithy summary of his two labels’ aims and compatibility. Day Like This and Feel Loved are the first fruits of Parrish’s work with the legendary Lagosian, Tony Allen. Day Like This is masterful modern soul music. At the point where Parrish’s synth stabs into Tony’s groove beneath a swirl of falsetto vocals. Feel Loved goes deeper and for some will hit harder. An epic sweep of synth this time, around which Tony plays with growing freedom and excitement – showing again that he is the best drummer on the planet – before a majestic coda brings things to a close.

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Theo Parrish & Tony Allen – Day Like This / Feel Loved [WHR001]

Analog Players Society – Coule’Ba [DSCVRY004]

Discovery Recordings is proud to release Coule’Ba by Analog Players Society, a collective melting pot of musicians lead by Amon. Coule’Ba draws from West African influences and features the incredible Missia Saran Diabate of Guinea on lead vocals.

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Analog Players Society – Coule’Ba [DSCVRY004]

VA ‎– Supafrico Vol VI: The Sound Of Funky Africa [SF006]

Camp Supafrico return with the sixth edition of their highly acclaimed ‘Sound of Funky Africa’ series. Digging even deeper into the Afro-funk vaults, side A features the über-rare 1984 Shina Williams and His African Percussionists ‘Agboju Logun’. Grooving along for a massive eleven and a half minutes, this super-heavy Nigerian disco cut splices raw sounding horns with choirs and chants. Flip over for ‘Don’t Do It’ from Bongi Makeba, a mesmerising afro-funk workout with her powerful voice weaving in and out of the grooving bass and spaced-out sax. Last up is the sought-after ‘Mangous Ye’ from Black Soul. Originally the B-side of a 1976 release on tiny but top-quality NYC label Beam Junction, this Tom Moulton mixed slice of high-octane percussion-soaked afro-disco hit big on Italy’s Cosmic scene as well as the clubs of New York.

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VA ‎– Supafrico Vol VI: The Sound Of Funky Africa [SF006]