DJ Overdose – Powers Of Ten EP [DD010]

Dalmata Daniel welcomes DJ Overdose back to their catalog, with the ‘Powers of Ten EP’ with a J. Mono remix. The distinct, crunchy sound of DJ Overdose, bearing aspects of old school hip-hop-infused sampling and contemporary analog vibes creates the perfect blend of both worlds.

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DJ Overdose – Powers Of Ten EP [DD010]

Members Only – The Worst Edits Vol. 3 [MO19]

Members Only is back with another slab of heavy-psychedelic-cut-up-tribal- disco-funk-madness. The relentless tribal rhythms and chanting of standout “Journey Into Your Feelings” feel deeply ceremonial before eventually giving way to hands-in-the-air disco euphoria.

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Members Only – The Worst Edits Vol. 3 [MO19]

Shane Cooper & Mabuta – Finish The Sun LP [KJR004]

Finish The Sun, the second offering from Shane Cooper & Mabuta, is a glowing and energetic album, rooted in grooves from all over the African continent. The six-piece outfit draws on influences from Mali, Nigeria, the Sahel, Morocco; and the many sounds that make up their native South Africa. This musical trip seamlessly dances through Afrobeat, maskandi, funk and hip hop, to moments of cinematic beauty. All embedded with subtle hints of 70s psychedelia. The core group of Shane Cooper, Bokani Dyer, Sisonke Xonti, and Robin Fassie invited international guests on drums including: Jamie Peet, Arthur Hnatek, Christopher Cantillo, and more…

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Shane Cooper & Mabuta – Finish The Sun LP [KJR004]

VA – Beyond Space & Time Vol. 2 [BEST002]

Internationally recognized and much-loved festival from Japan, Rainbow Disco Club’s offshoot project ”Beyond Space And Time” record label presents their sophomore release. Their second compilation has been compiled by none other than Antal. Also known as the festival’s headliner and the man behind Amsterdam record shop/label Rush Hour, all 11 tracks are selected by Antal in a 2 x 12-inch + bonus 7-inch format. From local Dutch newcomers to ’80s Japanese cult music, rare grooves to danceable house music, and rare Caribbean soul, this compilation is a portrait of music enthusiast Antal Heitlager’s enormous collection and 30-year DJ career, a work of art that can be enjoyed by all music fans.

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VA – Beyond Space & Time Vol. 2 [BEST002]

E&S Brothers – Taduma [AFS053]

E&S Brothers’ 1985 album Taduma holds a unique yet overlooked place in the history of South African dance music. When Shadrack Ndlovu and Ernest Segeel teamed up with Dane Stevenson, owner of Blue Tree Studio in downtown Johannesburg, and journeyman producer Taso Stephanou, South Africa’s bubblegum era had just begun, spurred on by the success of Shangaan disco. The relative success of their debut 12” ‘Don’t Bang The Taxi Door’, marketed aggressively at taxi ranks throughout the country, helped put the Blue Tree label on the map and E&S were invited back to record a full album: Taduma, featuring on keyboards Dr Buke, an in-demand session player from Soweto. Rooted in Africa, yet purely electronic, Taduma was a moderate hit, spurred by tracks like ‘Taxi Door’ and ‘Mhane’, its hypnotic refrain ‘Mhane, famba na wena’ meaning ‘Mother, I am going to you’. Other tracks like ‘Mapantsula’ and ‘Be Careful’ place Taduma within the street-savvy ‘pantsula’ style and dance synonymous with consecutive waves of music from disco to kwaito, house and beyond, while ‘Sikele Masike’ repurposes a traditional Shangaan work song. Vocally E & S are closer to rapping than singing, in a combination of English and vernacular – predating other credited pioneers of kwaito in SA like Senyaka and Spokes H. Driving the music instead of vocals are waves of searing synths over rudimentary but explosive drum machine sounds – the word ‘Taduma’ meaning the sound of the drum.

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E&S Brothers – Taduma [AFS053]

Kozmik Funk – Numbers / Computer World [NYC011]

Kozmik Funk has produced a loving tribute to the Seminal electronic band, Kraftwerk, with a cover of the 1981 classic, “Numbers / Computer World”. This is a fully licensed cover from scratch. No Kraftwerk recordings were sampled in the creation of this cover.

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Kozmik Funk – Numbers / Computer World [NYC011]

Cordial – Their First EP [PASTDUE022]

Past Due Records and Jerome Derradji are at it again! This time with the reissue of the superb and ultra rare EP by San Francisco’s Cordial: “Their First”. This record was produced by Bill Withers in 1979 and is a cult favorite amongst disco lovers worldwide. “Their First” includes the legendary disco cover of Antonio Carlos Jobim “Wave”.

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Cordial – Their First EP [PASTDUE022]

Oneness Of Juju – Bush Brothers & Space Rangers LP [STRUTLP255]

Strut continue their deep dive into the archives of Black Fire Records with a new reissue of Oneness Of Juju’s Bush Brothers & Space Rangers, showcasing the band at the peak of their powers in 1977. Primarily recorded at Arrest Studios in Washington DC, the album ispacked with landmark Oneness tracks including ‘Be About TheFuture’ (“possibly the first ecology-themed song that I know of”) the George Clinton-influenced ‘Plastic’, an acoustic alternative version of ‘African Rhythms’ and strong covers of Caiphus Semenya’s ‘West Wind’ and Bobby Womack’s ‘Breezin”. Plunky continues, “The album is composed of several different sessions featuring different personnel and only first came out as an album in its own right when Black Fire MD Jimmy Gray started working with P-Vine Records in Japan during the ’90s. For me, it’s one of the hottest periods for the band.”

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Oneness Of Juju – Bush Brothers & Space Rangers LP [STRUTLP255]

Minoru Fushimi – Thanatos Of Funk LP [180GRELP02]

Thanatos Of Funk is a milestone in Japan’s underground music and electro funk/early hip hop history. Entirely self-produced, designed and distributed in 1985 by Fushimi, a high-school teacher by day and music experimenter by night, Thanatos Of Funk is a love-letter to counter-culture, DIY, drum machines and synthesizers blent with some killer shamisen and guitar playing. Comes with a 4 pages insert including the original hand-written insert/comic by Minoru Fushimi, with English translations. Minoru “Hoodoo” Fushimi’s most wanted and impossible to find first album Thanatos Of Funk is finally reissued for the first time ever, in collaboration with Fushimi himself.

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Minoru Fushimi – Thanatos Of Funk LP [180GRELP02]

The Jak Presents DirtybLends Demonstration III: Technique

Rush Hour Music invited Traxx in Amsterdam to Doka playing from start to end for 8 hours {150 person capacity/maximum vibes}

the demonstration for Doka was the 3rd exclusive edition of dirtyblends entitled: ⚙️🎛 TecHnique ⚙️ further showcasing musical blueprints of all rare chicago tracks both old and new, plus many NEW tracks unheard from dirtyblends along with raw disco, funk and edits all over and in between like the days of old in chicago diving deep into the ghosts of Ron Hardy at the Music Box, Liaisons Dangereuses at the Hacienda, NEW music from Nation and Kode plus INSANE unreleased treasures from Prince come together to raise the room’s musical temperature and awareness that was a self-evident spiritual experience, illumination, truth, emotional depth and suspension of time.

this demonstration has lots of new music to come from several releases we won’t announce just yet but what has been provided in this document is hours upon hours that is literally all over the rhythm 🎵 scales ⚖️

this was an intimate connection to the dance floor..

The Jak Presents DirtybLends Demonstration III: Technique

Giuliano Sorgini – Mad Town / Ultima Caccia [FLIES4540]

Four Flies presents a super juicy treat for all 7-inch vinyl devotees: the first of its 45s series singles to feature tracks from Giuliano Sorgini’s masterpiece Zoo Folle. The psychedelic funk number “Mad Town”, on Side A, drags you in with its infectious drum breaks and the rapid yet hypnotic flute of Nino Rapicavoli. “Ultima Caccia”, on Side B, is sheer afro-tribal bliss, with drums by Sorgini himself and massive funky percussion by legendary session player Enzo Restuccia.

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Giuliano Sorgini – Mad Town / Ultima Caccia [FLIES4540]

Beynelmilân – Anatolian Funk

Arşivplak presents Anatolian Funk by Beynelmilân, an album with a very unique psychedelic sound influenced by Turkish psychedelic folk and has a cool funky feel at times with disco folk driven rhythms with electric saz riffs. The sound is characterized by traditional Turkish folk songs, great instrumentation and rhythm sections, beats with some tripped out keyboard actions, female and male harmony vocals.

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Beynelmilân – Anatolian Funk

VA – Wamono Groove: Shakuhachi & Koto Jazz Funk ’76 [180GWALP04]

YAMAYA, Kiyoshi/TOSHIKO YONEKAWA/KIFU MITSUHASHI - Wamono Groove: Shakuhachi & Koto Jazz Funk '76

Following the already classic Wamono A to Z trilogy, 180g presents an exceptional collection of jazz funk / rare groove tunes recorded in the mid-seventies at the Nippon Columbia studios by three giants of Japanese music: arranger Kiyoshi Yamaya, koto legend Toshiko Yonekawa and shakuhachi master Kifu Mitsuhashi.

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VA – Wamono Groove: Shakuhachi & Koto Jazz Funk ’76 [180GWALP04]

Ourra – Fantasy Point [SC1232]

OURRA - Fantasy Point

Ourra makes his lucky number 7th appearance for Planet Star Creature. Coming off a 6-peat, it’s only fitting to tee up a swan song crown jewel of a heavy weight double LP full length extended off the richter black hole eclipse total density squared and cubed. A masterful journey through an acidic lens of future retro synth funk explosiveness. Where the deep house, synthwave and modern funk trifecta triangular apex penetrate boundaries of language, space, time and love to give us a joyful explosion of aural pleasure through our brain functions.

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Ourra – Fantasy Point [SC1232]

VA – Essiebons Special 1973-1984: Ghana Music Power House [AALP093]

VARIOUS - Essiebons Special 1973-1984: Ghana Music Power House

Dick Essilfie-Bondzie was all ready for his 90th birthday party when the Covid pandemic hit. The legendary producer, businessman and founder of Ghana’s mighty Essiebons label had invited all his family and friends to the event and it was the disappointment at having to postpone. That prompted Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb to propose a new compilation celebrating his contributions to the world of West African music. Essiebons Special features a selection of obscure workouts from some of the label’s heaviest hitters, including a 12-page booklet. But in the course of digitizing his vast archive of master tapes, Essilfie-Bondzie found a number of Afrobeat and Instrumental masterpieces tracks from the label’s mid-70s golden age that, for one reason or another, had never been released. Those songs are included here for the first time. Sadly Essilfie-Bondzie passed away before the compilation was finished. But his legacy lives on in the extraordinary music that he gave to the world in his lifetime.

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VA – Essiebons Special 1973-1984: Ghana Music Power House [AALP093]

Arp Frique – The Seed: Dedicated To Jesamy [CW004]

ARP FRIQUE - The Seed: Dedicated To Jesamy

Arp Frique’s second album on Colorful World, exploring the globe via a concoction of sounds that takes in disco, synth boogie, funk and the sounds of the Caribbean, West and East Africa. The result is an album that feels potently alive, sonically exploring the globe via a concoction of sounds that takes in disco, synth boogie, funk and the sounds of the Caribbean, West and East Africa. The album radiates the feeling of a lost gem, the kind that a crate digging aficionado may find in some far flung place that ends up with a re-release. Whilst Arp Frique expresses a real fondness for such classic sounds – “honestly I wouldn’t even know how to make modern stuff, I am stuck in the 70-80-90s and I love it there” – a tired exercise in retro nostalgia this isn’t. Instead, the album feels more like a fresh take on sounds that once ignited dance floors across the world.

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Arp Frique – The Seed: Dedicated To Jesamy [CW004]

Glenn Echo & Daniel Meinecke – Partly Cloudy [MCWR011]

ECHO, Glenn/DANIEL MEINECKE - Partly Cloudy

Beautiful album on the Motorcity Wine Recordings label dropping some genuine Motor City Funk. Step into the hazy musical minds of Glenn Echo and Daniel Meinecke on Partly Cloudy, their debut full-length on MotorCity Wine Recordings. Mr. Echo, repping the Sol Power family out of Washington, DC, reached back to his 90s downtempo, acid jazz, and golden era beat-making roots to create 11 psychedelic, breakbeat-and-space-echo-infused tracks that serve as the perfect dreamy backdrop for Mr. Meinecke’s commanding and virtuosic New Orleans gospel funk. Hot tip for those into Amp Fidler, Mark De Clive Lowe, KDJ etc.

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Glenn Echo & Daniel Meinecke – Partly Cloudy [MCWR011]

VA – Let’s Go Into Space VI [369.064]

Private Records presents „Let’s Go Into Space 6“. The collector series continues with another collection of scarce and unreleased 1980’s Italo Disco, Electro, Cosmic Disco songs.

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VA – Let’s Go Into Space VI [369.064]