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  • 01. Where Do We Stand
    02. Rainbow In Your Cloud
    03. Whatever You Are
    04. Freedom Is You
    05. Broken
    06. Never My Friend
    07. In The Morning
    08. Streams Of Time
    09. Who To Call
    10. Blackbird Sing
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    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    12.03.2021
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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  • 01. Making Up
    02. Sleepless Nights
    03. Pushin' Away
    04. The Way
    05. Told You Straight
    06. Start All Over Again
    07. Giving Up On Love
    08. Love's Luck Game
    09. Rosie
    10. Take A Minute
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    MARTIN & GARP

    Sentimental Fools

    [engl] 
    Dutch musician and producer Phil Martin has always been interested in the West Coast music scene and distinctive sound from the late 70s era. Artist like Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, The Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles all featured heavily in his diet of music when he was growing up. As a producer and songwriter, Phil has historically been more active in soul and jazz music. He has produced albums for successful projects such as The Jazzinvaders, Laura Vane and the Vipertones and The Soul Snatchers, all busy touring bands with international radio support. After working on a project with singer Lo van Gorp (Garp) from the Netherlands, Phil found the perfect vocal fit to his recordings for his own West Coast flavoured pop album. Together with other songwriters like Joel Sarakula and Laura Vane he began writing and producing songs. Lo van Gorp is a well known backing singer and saxophonist in Holland, recognized for his work backing many bigger artists like Marco Borsato, Paul Carrack, Roger Hodgson, Chaka Khan, Trijntje Oosterhuis and Al Jarreau, to name a few. The sound of Martin & Garp can best be described as feel-good, radio friendly melodies romantically looking back to California in the 70s. In amongst the catchy guitar and synth licks and luxurious harmonies, the theme is the unifying effect of music in the quest for sunny optimism.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.01.2021
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    15,00 EUR
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  • 01. Palmaillerennen
    02. Pharisäer
    03. Der Optimist
    04. Haschrebellen
    05. Bambule In der Thadenstrasse
    06. Skorpion Im Stiefel
    07. Preludin Und Benzin
    08. Der Kiezpanther
    09. Maries Mexikaner
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    HAMBURG SPINNERS

    Skorpion Im Stiefel

    [engl] "Skorpion im Stiefel" is the long-awaited debut album by Hamburg Spinners, a contemporary soul, mod-jazz and R&B outfit based in Hamburg/Germany. Their sound blends floating Hammond organ lines, kinetic, driving grooves, funky breaks and slicing, economic improvisation. The quartet features Carsten Meyer on Hammond B-3, Dennis Rux on guitar, David Nesselhauf on bass, and Lucas Kochbeck on drums. "Skorpion im Stiefel" was cut live on a weekend in May 2020 in Hamburg's Yeah!Yeah!Yeah!-Studios with all bandmembers playing together in the same room as a way of capturing their live sound on tape. The only overdubs were a few shouts and some ambient noise. With Meyer's soulful organ sound owing equally to Booker T. Jones, Ingfried Hoffmann as well as Georgie Fame, his gritty soulful sound is buoyed by Rux warm and gripping guitar sound, Nesselhauf’s dynamic bass lines and Kochbeck's tight in-the-pocket drumming. Who needs winners when there’s Hamburg Spinners!?
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.01.2021
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    19,00 EUR
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    PM WARSON

    True Story

    [engl] 
    PM Warson grew up in an English town, in a post 9/11 world, drifting into financial crisis, against the staple suburban musical landscape of heavy rock, the ghost of the New Wave, and the fading star of the Indie Boom of the Noughties. He found his own fit in the form of Rhythm & Blues from half-a-century before, drawn in by records in the family collection, engaging at a visceral level, abstract from any subcultural connotations. While an outlier stylistically, he found camaraderie and direction among musically inclined peers, saving up two summers straight for a Rickenbacker guitar, getting the taste for playing live with an archetypal teenage power trio. After a move to London to study, he was without a band for a while. The Rickenbacker was sold for an archtop, and he delved deeper into his musical vocabulary - delta blues, Americana, early jazz and Rock'n'Roll. Meanwhile, via the capital's blues clubs and soul nights, he discovered a new setting for the music that had enticed him the first place, existing, not in a vacuum, but alive and in the moment. A chance audition thrust him into full-time work as a touring musician. He found himself, blissfully under-qualified, serving an apprenticeship alongside conservatoire-trained jazz musicians and session pros.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.01.2021
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
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  • 01. What’s Going On (Rob Hardt Mix)
    02. What´s Going On (Toddi Reed & Terri Green Original Mix)
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    TERRI GREEN PROJECT, CORNELL “CC” CARTER, RANDY HALL, MICHELLE LAWSON & many more ...

    What's Going On

    [engl] Cover Artwork “Thinking Of You” (1971). All Rights Reserved. Appears Courtesy Of Ken Falana Fine Art Studio “What’s Going On”? When nine Independent soul artists join forces, the result is nothing less than an authentic, passionate, creative piece of music. During a backstage chat between The Terri Green Project and Cornell “CC” Carter, they planned a duet together, long before shut downs and the pandemic, to speak on their frustrations and life experiences that shaped their professional and personal journeys, but they expanded that project to include several other Chart topping Independent soul artist including Cool Million band member Rob Hardt, soul crooner Marc Staggers, the velvet voice of Miracle Thomas, the UK’s own soul queen Michelle Lawson, bigger than life persona and singer songwriter David A. Tobin, legendary guitarist, vocalist, producer Randy Hall, and disco queen Dynelle “Weather Girls” Rhodes, current member and daughter of the late Izora Armstead Rhodes. Toddi Reed and Terri Green joined forces to produce a vibrant classic soul mix that leans heavily on their usual “TGP” style. With a soft bed of string arrangements, Toddi’s splendid saxophone performance, and a tight bass performance from Thomas Steiger who also played on the last few number one hits for the band, the groove, surrounded by Toddi’s orchestral arrangement leaves us feeling the 1970s influenced production.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    06.11.2020
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    10,00 EUR
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  • 01. Wichita Lineman (Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!)
    02. Joyland (Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Sessions)
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    THE SHAWN LEE RIDES AGAIN BAND

    Wichita Lineman (Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Sessions)

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    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    06.11.2020
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    9,00 EUR
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  • 01. Play The Ball
    02. Olympians
    03. Ready To Go
    04. Ping Pong Powerplay
    05. You Shot Me Down
    06. Royals
    07. Bone (The Broke Marauder)
    08. Hit Me
    9. Hangin' On
    10. The Bachelor
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    Diazpora

    Ping Pong Powerplay

    [engl] Stop everything you're about to do and take a hit of Diazpora‘s new Album „Ping Pong Powerplay“ now. Vast amounts of dopamine will be released as the needle hits the groove. Problems will disappear, heartache will crumble and legs going to move. With its ten modern songs built upon solid funk tradition, this album helps you get on the good foot! All songs were recorded in Diazpora‘s „Monopalast“ rehearsal studio in Hamburg, straight after the writing process, keeping it fresh, edgy and simple. The songs range from dancefloor tracks Diazpora is so known for, to heartfelt ballads, using Ping Pong as an olympic metaphor for life. Still in the game after countless years, Diazpora once more show nothing but love to their audience and THE FUNK with this latest release. Ping Pong Powerplay!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    08.05.2020
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    17,00 EUR
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  • 01. Midnight Driver
    02. Indigo Night
    03. King Of Clowns
    04. I'm Still Winning
    05. Sunshine Makes Me
    06. Harmony
    07. London Road
    08. Reunion Island
    09. Don't Give Up On Me
    10. Game Of Spies
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    JOEL SARAKULA

    Companionship

    [engl] 
    On his new record "Companionship", London-based Soft-Rock, Soul and Disco artist Joel Sarakula keeps the mood easy and the grooves deep. Ten new songs see Sarakula develop a deeper, more introspective lyrical style from his previous works as he celebrates and laments friendships, love and loneliness. Interspersed with a few standout up-tempo tracks to keep the ship sailing, “Companionship” is a chill-out album and listening experience of the highest order. "Companionship" opens with "Midnight Driver", a driving soft-rock fantasy where the narrator laments his partner's nocturnal habits: 'When she's coming up, it gets me down'. The Californian sun-kissed guitars, vocal stylings and percussion all help to set a cinematic mood which unsurprisingly also makes it a great driving song. On the introspective "King Of Clowns", Sarakula creates a pop song that calls to mind the craftmanship of Hall & Oates and Elvis Costello. Both an admission of guilt and an unapologetic statement of intent, his low vocal careens in the dangerous divide between self-pity and self-parody: "My bad decisions worked out for a while, I'd do my dance tried to make you smile, I'll never wise up it's just the way I am". These confessions all occur over a down-tempo funk groove complete with some vintage synthesizer musings that makes the track ready to be sampled for a hip-hop record.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.05.2020
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    17,00 EUR
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  • 01. Leg Warmer Band - Intro
    02. Stretch It Out
    03. Body Jam
    04. Leotards In Love
    05. Sweet Sweat
    06. Cool Down
    07. Shape Your Booty
    08. Double Impact
    09. Headband Of Gold
    10. Hi-Intensity
    11. M.Y.B.A. (Move Your Body Around)
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    Shawn Lee s Incredible Leg Warmer Band

    The 37 Minute Workout

    [engl] Stop everything you're about to do and take a hit of Diazpora‘s new Album „Ping Pong Powerplay“ now. Vast amounts of dopamine will be released as the needle hits the groove. Problems will disappear, heartache will crumble and legs going to move. With its ten modern songs built upon solid funk tradition, this album helps you get on the good foot! All songs were recorded in Diazpora‘s „Monopalast“ rehearsal studio in Hamburg, straight after the writing process, keeping it fresh, edgy and simple. The songs range from dancefloor tracks Diazpora is so known for, to heartfelt ballads, using Ping Pong as an olympic metaphor for life. Still in the game after countless years, Diazpora once more show nothing but love to their audience and THE FUNK with this latest release. Ping Pong Powerplay!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    09.04.2020
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
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  • 01. Kids
    02. Who Needs Words
    03. Baby Girl
    04. Dream Woman
    05. Long Distance Love Affair
    06. Danny Jamaica
    07. Just For Kicks
    08. Private Paradise
    09. Things We Left Unsaid
    10. All This Love
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    YOUNG GUN SILVER FOX

    Canyons

    [engl] 
    With their first two albums "West End Coast" (2015) and "AM Waves" (2018), Andy Platts and Shawn Lee, better known as Young Gun Silver Fox, formulated a modern version of the classic West Coast and soft rock sounds. The third album "Canyons" consequently develops the formula with ten well thought-out compositions, wonderful harmonies, incisive brass and inimitable sound images. Young Gun Silver Fox's approach has worldwide respect. They played well-known European jazz festivals (North Sea Jazz, Überjazz or Pori Jazz), sold out several times the Amsterdam Paradiso and were the only current band to feature in the soft rock TV documentary "I Can Go For That" on the BBC. Like the two predecessors, "Canyons" was once again composed, recorded and produced by Platts & Lee in their London studio. A striking feature this time is the brass arranged by Nichol Thomson (Incognito, Robbie Williams, Annie Lennox, Gregory Porter). The ten new songs are an incredible journey through all facets of the golden era of soft rock between 1974 and 1984. "Who Needs Words", "Long Distance Love Affair" or "Things We Left Unsaid" could also be found on albums by genre heroes like Pages, Stylus and Player. "Dream Woman" has a Chicago touch, "Danny Jamaica" is perhaps the crazy theme music of a lost TV series from the 1970s.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    20.02.2020
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    17,00 EUR
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  • 01. Wichita
    02. Wherever The Wind Blows
    03. Crystal Springs
    04. Losin' My Mind
    05. Brown Hair Woman
    06. Farmer Brown
    07. Mr. Maestro
    08. Yesterday Tomorrow Today
    09. Kansas City Summer
    10. Joyland
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    SHAWN LEE

    Rides Again

    [engl] 
    “Rides Again” is Shawn Lee’s first vocal and songwriter album since “Harmonium”, released in Japan only in 2005, and is a very personal journey into the world of soul-inspired country music. “Rides Again” has been in the making for a few years, Shawn Lee explains: “Yes, this record has had quite a long gestation period. The opening song ‘Wichita’ was written and recorded way back in 2007!” With every passing year Lee vowed to write and record more songs with a ‘Country’ feeling in view of finishing a complete album, but always got too busy with other projects. 2019 arrived and the American born and London based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and filmmaker decided that the time was now. Recorded and arranged very quickly in stolen hours from other recording and touring commitments. The songs came together intuitively and organically. “This is a very reflective and personal album. I am looking back to my childhood in Wichita/Kansas and thinking about where I’m at the present moment and the idea of an unwritten future. I could have only made this album at this point of my life”, Shawn Lee says. Musically Country & Soul music share common vocabulary and “Rides Again” illustrates this in its own personal way.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    08.11.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
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    17,00 EUR
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  • 01. Little Ann- What Should I Do
    02. Joe Jama - My Life
    03. The Sacred Four - Somebody Watching You
    04. Ben Pirani - Light Of My Life
    06. Roosevelt Matthews with Billy Ball & The Upsetters - You Got Me Diggin' You
    06. Chuck Jackson - What's With This Loneliness
    07. The Honey B’s - What Love Can Do
    08. Kool Blues - Can We Try Love Again
    09. Mixed Feelings - Sha La La
    10. Patterson Twins - Gonna Find A True Love
    11. Big Lee Dowell & The Cannonballs Feat. Maxim Moston - What I Done Wrong
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    V/A

    Hamburg Soul Weekender

    [engl] 
    The weekender is a very British thing, particularly combined with that other very British subculture: northern soul. When the first National Soul Weekender took place in Caister in 1979, some ways of celebrating the rare soul music scoring the scene had already been well established: sweaty all-nighters happened all over the country, where dedicated dancers and collectors met and kept the fire burning. And all-dayers came into being, allowing the people to indulge in their passion in different places, with less strict licensing obligations. The clues were all there. British people liked the idea to escape their urban working lives to the seaside on weekends. And the mod culture, always strongly related to soul music, followed suit, partying (and sometimes fighting) on coastal promenades, beaches and clubs, as immortalized by tabloid headlines, and a certain rock concept album plus movie. The brilliant idea in Caister, however, was to combine all-nighters and all-dayers, and given the unreliability of the British weather, the concept was due for success. If it rained, you just danced in a club, and other places. If not, you had fun at sea, and then danced, day and night, the whole weekend. Across the North Sea in Germany, it seemed like only matter of time that all this would catch on.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    08.10.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    25,90 EUR
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  • 01. Pitching Up
    02. Out Of Sync
    03. Revolutions
    04. Runout Groove
    05. Sample Hunter
    06. Dig Deep (feat. Marcus Tenney)
    07. Matrix
    08. Tracking Force
    09. Warped Memories
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    Resolution 88

    Revolutions

    [engl] 
    With the release of their first two albums and live shows supporting Snarky Puppy, Roy Ayers, Marcus Miller, Larry Mizell & the Blackbyrds, Butcher Brown, Yellowjackets and more, Resolution 88 have already established themselves as one of the UK’s leading exponents of funk jazz. Their music is synonymous with the silky, buttery sound of the Fender Rhodes. They’re also a bona fide band, a refreshing change in a musical world increasingly occupied by online collaborations and viral videos. They’re best mates who love to hang out, play together and make their own music - that sincerity is evident in their songs and their chemistry on stage. ‘Revolutions’ represents a lot of firsts - the first time Resolution 88 have recorded to multi-track tape, the first time that they’ve included a real string and brass section, the first time they’ve included special guests on record and the first time they’ve pressed an album on vinyl. Imagine a combination of an undiscovered Herbie Hancock album from the mid’ 70’s, rare-groove samples from the golden era of hip hop (ATCQ, Pharcyde etc) and the new London sound of bands like Yussef Kamaal. Every track on ‘Revolutions’ represents an aspect of music on vinyl. On ‘Pitching Up’ you hear the DJ pitch the record up from 33rpm to 45rpm.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    20.09.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    17,00 EUR
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  • 01. Uptown, Downtown
    02. She Knows It
    03. Old School Love
    04. A Chance I Have To Take
    05. Coming Home
    06. DEH181917206 - Bounce Back To Me
    07. Can't Hide
    08. Smooth Cruising
    09. This Moment
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    JAY W. McGEE

    Smooth Cruising

    [engl] 
    In 2015 US soul, boogie and disco legend Jay W. McGee teamed up with Hamburg producer, multi-talented musician and DJ Julian "Mzuzu" Romeike to record McGee's comeback album "Good Feeling". Even though both artists are from two totally different generations, they got on so well with each other after the official re-release of Jay W. McGee's classic 12inch "Turn Me On" on Légère Recordings two years before that they started to write and record together. After all, it was Julian "Mzuzu" Romeike himself who made Jay W. McGee return to the music business after nearly 15 years of silence. The creative process did not stop with "Good Feeling": "We now have a brilliant combination of fresh songs. Many different accurate beats and of course Jay’s incredible writing and singing skills," says Romeike. "I feel that it’s a great combination of dedication, skills and talent which made this album possible. I work on some grooves and hooks for Jay, he picks the ones he likes and returns a proper song with vocals and arrangement. My production team, The Unbelievable Two, then work on the final mix." "Smooth Crusing" hints towards McGee's classic late seventies sought after sounds like "When We Party" with the first "Uptown, Downtown". The album also includes some reggae touches and smooth soul excursions.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    17.04.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
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  • 01. Waiting Game
    02. Jacob's Ladder
    03. Traffic
    04. Cajun Jollof
    05. Afro Struttin
    06. NOLA
    07. Little Mountain
    08. Yellow Fellow
    09. Westchester Lady
    10. Smoke Signals
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    KERBSIDE COLLECTION

    Smoke Signals

    [engl] 
    Jazz funk and gritty rare grooves ensemble from down under - Kerbside Collection - return with their third record Smoke Signals! Continuing in a down home, instrumental approach, but this time combining updated ideas and flavours into their spectrum of warm, analogue, dusty grooves from more frequent fender-rhodes electric jazz elements, to New Orleans sprinklings alongside their 60’s inspired West Coast style. Smoke Signals continues the wilder tones, textures and ‘library’ sounds of extra instrumentation where previous ‘Trash or Treasure’ left off, whilst introducing hints of fusion and cinematic analogue electric colours into the mix - bringing things into slightly early 70s territory. Opening with the lush, chilled, palate of Waiting Game, remeniscent of some classic Air ‘Moon Safari’ grooves, before the album properly begins with a fresh rendition of the rhodes heavy Cedar Walton 70’s jazz funk classic ‘Jacob’s Ladder’. Then straight into the street-styled jazzbongo breaks and funky-flute of ‘Traffic’, a skankin’ New Orleans reggae homage to one of its finest Creole dishes, featuring funky hammond organ curtosy of guest Jake Mason (Cookin’ on 3 Burners/Jake Mason Trio) and tasty piano work from multi instrumentalist Andrew Fincher who handles both guitar and keys on the whole record.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    30.11.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    15,00 EUR
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  • 01. Intrologue
    02. Never Take It feat. Soulamadou
    03. Space Station
    04. Solaris
    05. Meteorites
    06. Everlost
    07. Believe It feat. Axel Feige
    08. Transneptunians (I)
    09. Transneptunians (II) feat. Soulamadou
    10. Orion Safari
    11. The Void
    12. Celeste
    13. I Wanna Go Back feat. Axel Feige
    14. Repitaph
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    DAVID NESSELHAUF

    Afrokraut II: The Lowbrow Manifesto

    [engl] 
    “Afrokraut II: The Lowbrow Manifesto” returns to the place where David Nesselhauf imagined a world of peace, unity and impossible dreams with the release of “Afrokraut” in 2016. Now, with “Afrokraut II” David Nesselhauf expands into space. David Nesselhauf is unlike any other musician, producer and arranger you know. Through the tiny window of his laboratory he observes the stars. Using self-made antennas and ancient tape machines, he records electromagnetic waves sent from outer space. Played in reverse at triple speed he manages to decode the information herein without much use of psychoactive substances. On “The Lowbrow Manifesto” Nesselhauf collects these fragments and tells stories from a future mankind which seems to live scattered across the universe. They communicate their secret thoughts and wishes through music, painting a picture about what is to come for us all. Using a colourful palette of sounds, selected stories got further enhanced by David Nesselhauf to a digestible, funky and contagious new album. „Afrokraut II: The Lowbrow Manifesto“ documents Nesselhauf’s journey backwards through future, dedicating his work to the heritage of “Afrokraut” history, a brief episode when Krautrock got funky (and David Nesselhauf wasn‘t even born at that time).
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    30.11.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    15,00 EUR
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  • 01. Game Over
    02. Brand New U
    03. Shake
    04. Ying Yang Kutsk
    05. Purple Pearl
    06. Don't Treble Me
    07. I Won't Go To Bed
    08. A Matter Of Seconds
    09. The Thief
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    UEBERTRIBE

    Brand New U

    [engl] 
    "Tough as hell. Hard German Funk, like the younger siblings of The Poets Of Rhythm in their prime & that really is a good thing." (Boca 45) "Funky as a Junkie with a pet monkey." (Shawn Lee) When you are in with Uebertribe, there is no misleading: „We make no fuss and there is no need to discuss. With us, it is all about funk,“ says Legbo, guitarist extraordinaire and head of the freaky funk collective from Hamburg. „Brand New U“ is their debut album and yes, it is very much about finding your direction, and being – or sometimes not being - in peace with yourself and the world around you. „The concept of Uebertribe has been in mind for about 10 years now. At that time I was playing with Diazpora and it was already clear, that we would never be able to finish all ideas that we had - life is short and they were just too many,“ Legbo recalls. „Apparently I needed another funk band, and while touring with a hip hop band, I found a drummer - Martin Kahl - who just felt right.“ Uebertribe can be seen as an offspring of Hamburg funk scene - a lively witches brew of underground parties, bands and musicians. Their early pre-incarnation was visible during the legendary „We Call It Funk“ session series in 2011, where they played many unfairly unknown funk treasures including some cover versions of the Nineties German funk band Zappelbude (which consisted of German jazz legends, pianist Robert Di Gioia and drummer Wolfgang Haffner).
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    14.09.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    15,00 EUR
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  • 01. Midnight In Richmond
    02. Lenny
    03. Take It Or Leave It
    04. Underdog
    05. Mojo Rising
    06. Just A Man
    07. Love Guarantee
    08. Caroline
    09. Kingston Boogie
    10. Lolita
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    YOUNG GUN SILVER FOX

    AM Waves

    [engl] 
    Young Gun Silver Fox are the captains of AM Waves, setting sail towards an isle where melodies soak the shoreline and grooves sway like palm trees. Their route traces a natural progression from West End Coast, an album that cast Andy Platts (Young Gun) and Shawn Lee (Silver Fox) as musical virtuosos of SoCal-infused pop. AM Waves does more than duplicate the perfection of West End Coast. It improves it. Recorded at The Shop in London and Roffey Hall in the English countryside, AM Waves burnishes the blend between the duo's modern aesthetic and their sumptuously crafted homage to '70s-styled pop, rock, and soul. "This music hits a certain spot for me personally that nothing else quite does," says Shawn, who produced the album amidst his projects for Saint Etienne, Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra, and several other acts. "It's real high-caliber music. It's easy and breezy to listen to but it's really hard to make. Every aspect is A game." The A game behind AM Waves fuels 43 minutes of Young Gun Silver Fox in peak form. "AM Waves is much more instinctive," says Andy, whose penchant for writing irresistible hooks and melodies also shapes his role as lead singer and lyricist/composer for the band Mamas Gun. "It's more vivid. You can see the clarity to the colors of AM Waves whereas West End Coast is slightly more impressionist, as it were.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    20.04.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    15,00 EUR
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  • 01. Understanding
    02. In Trouble
    03. Baltic Jam
    04. We Used To Connect
    05. Dead Heat
    06. Theme From The Love Club
    07. Coldharbour Man
    08. Parisian Woman
    09. Coney Island Getaway
    10. Cinnamon Surprise
    11. Winter Elegy
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    JOEL SARAKULA

    Love Club

    [engl] 
    Do you like Love songs? After spending a lifetime spent avoiding this subject in song, Joel Sarakula finally admits that he does. On his new album „Love Club“ Sarakula relives the golden age of Soulful and Romantic Pop music and connects it with a modern aesthetic. While a deeper message of love and peace flows through the record, Joel Sarakula is no old fashioned hippie: “‚Love Club’ is about connecting to reality and re-framing the idea of romantic love and loss in the present, loveless age ”. Featuring eleven songs touching all genres from disco to blues, from soul to soft-rock, Joel Sarakula’s “Love Club” is a profound pop statement. Joel Sarakula has travelled the world in search of his muse, experiencing everything from being a victim of Caribbean carjackings to performing in the remote fishing villages of Norway, via the dive bars of Europe and the US. It was the hodge-podge musical tapestry of England’s capital that finally drew him to a settling point, in the wake of seemingly never ending run of shows. With personal tastes that span from the more avant-garde to soul and pop greats like Sly Stone, Todd Rundgren and Hall & Oates, there are clear nods to contemporaries like Unkown Mortal Orchestra, Erlend Oye and Toro Y Moi in terms of ambition and style.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    20.04.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    15,00 EUR
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  • 01. Blue Motel
    02. Halloween By The Sea
    03. What's Your Secet (Cleo)
    04. Life Under Water
    05. The Amateurs
    06. Your Sorrow
    07. The House That Built Itself
    08. Time Machine For Two
    09. Single Life
    10. Grownups
    11. Vampire
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    BART & THE BEDAZZLED

    Blue Motel

    [engl] 
    Do you like Love songs? After spending a lifetime spent avoiding this subject in song, Joel Sarakula finally admits that he does. On his new album „Love Club“ Sarakula relives the golden age of Soulful and Romantic Pop music and connects it with a modern aesthetic. While a deeper message of love and peace flows through the record, Joel Sarakula is no old fashioned hippie: “‚Love Club’ is about connecting to reality and re-framing the idea of romantic love and loss in the present, loveless age ”. Featuring eleven songs touching all genres from disco to blues, from soul to soft-rock, Joel Sarakula’s “Love Club” is a profound pop statement. Joel Sarakula has travelled the world in search of his muse, experiencing everything from being a victim of Caribbean carjackings to performing in the remote fishing villages of Norway, via the dive bars of Europe and the US. It was the hodge-podge musical tapestry of England’s capital that finally drew him to a settling point, in the wake of seemingly never ending run of shows. With personal tastes that span from the more avant-garde to soul and pop greats like Sly Stone, Todd Rundgren and Hall & Oates, there are clear nods to contemporaries like Unkown Mortal Orchestra, Erlend Oye and Toro Y Moi in terms of ambition and style.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    20.04.2018
    Genre
    Indie
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    15,00 EUR
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  • 01. La Jupe Volante
    02. Wonder Zebra
    03. Big Bite
    04. Bestial Zoo
    05. Hurricane Train (SoulBrigada Remix)
    06. Kinky Regards
    07. Party Chez Le Marquis
    08. Beat Sample
    09. V.L.A.M. (Lack Of Afro Remix)
    10. Jump The Gun (feat. Afu-Ra)
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    KIND & KINKY ZOO

    Released!

    [engl] “Funky flute galore — and tunes that step out with an energy that’s hard to deny! " Dusty Groove USA "Blow me if it isn’t some sort of crazy-ass, fuzz-heavy, flute-funk antics!" Monkeyboxing.com "Kind & Kinky Zoo get fuzzy whenever they can, and their diverse influences draw from the aforementioned genres (afrobeat and psychedelia), as well as garage, rock and roll, and more. A freakout on all levels." Flea Market Funk "Brilliant! Lovin' it!" Craig Charles, BBC 6 In 2005, a new zoo opened in Lausanne, Switzerland. Its wild animals have been going bananas in their quest to create a more dancefloor-friendly world. Now released, the zoo residents can be tracked by their heavy funk smells. Follow their scent past retro-psychedelia and turn left after organic garage. „Released!“ is the debut album by Kind & Kinky Zoo. It is a collection of brand new tracks, early singles as well as remixes and features a guest apperance by rapper Afu-Ra.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.10.2017
    Genre
    Indie
    Preis
    15,00 EUR
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  • 01. Gutterball
    02. Lonely For You Baby
    03. Workout
    04. Eazy Rider
    05. The Skunk
    06. Lope Song
    07. Booga Lou
    08. Cigar Eddie
    09. I Believe In Miracles
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    EDDIE ROBERTS & THE FIRE EATERS

    Burn!

    [engl] 
    Eddie Roberts started his music career in 1989 aged 18, having left his Welsh homeland to study Jazz at Leeds College of Music. More interested in live performing and getting his own thing going than in college work, he quickly rooted out the best players in town and set up his first band, The Jazz Mailmen, dedicated to playing the golden era of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. After transcribing all the parts and enforcing a dress code of Bop suits, he set about taking the UK Jazz Dance scene by storm. During this time British Hard Bop legend Tommy Chase asked him to relocate and join his band, but Eddie had other ideas. Following his early bands The Eddie Roberts Organisation and The Three Deuces Eddie's focus shifted towards Deep Funk, the New Mastersounds were born and released their first album on Keb Darge’s Deep Funk Records. The rest is history, with six full albums recorded and an impressive history of live shows around the world. Eddie's love for 60s Blue Note & Hard Bop didn't waver despite the media hype of the Deep Funk scene. Soon Eddie was commissioned to produce a Hard Bop track for the Jazz dancers to go on Adrian Gibson’s renowned 'Messin Around' compilation. This project turned into the „Roughneck“ album, released summer 2004 on the NMS’ One Note Records label.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    19.05.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    15,00 EUR
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  • 01. I Keep On Thinking
    02. Too Many Rules & Games
    03. I've Got No Feelin'
    04. I Can Fly
    05. Where I Lived Before
    06. Please Don't Forget My Name
    07. I Believe In You
    08. Take My Heart & Breathe
    09. Save Me
    10. I Miss You Babe
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    GEMMA & THE TRAVELLERS

    Too Many Rules & Games

    [engl] 
    Gemma & the Travellers give a nod to the early deep Soul, R&B, Northern Soul and Funk of the Sixties but add a refreshing twist with their unique songwriting. With her powerful and distinctive voice, Gemma M. is a true Soul woman who left the south of Italy as a teenager with a small bag in her hand and a bit of cash in her back pocket. Travelling through Europe, she met Robert P., an Anglo-Swedish guitarist living in Germany at the time and formed a travelling duo, which ended up returning to Robert’s hometown London. After many years getting sick and tired of the city’s distractions, they looked for a more creative environment beside the sea and fell in love with Northern Brittany, where they formed the band Gemma & the Travellers with friends and musicians from down the road. Contrary to the “Motown” or “manufactured” model where the singer is rarely the songwriter, Gemma M. writes all of her songs with the help of Robert P. on the guitar. Her influences are Aretha Franklin and Julie Driscoll - genuine vibrations where life is your own creation! Recorded live at Lemoncake Studios in northern Brittany, producer Robert P. strived for an authentic and original Soul sound with a certain crunchiness and analogue distortion, like that of an old vinyl from the Sixties without falling under the overused retro banner.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    28.04.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    15,00 EUR
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  • 01. What The Heart Wants
    02. Sweetness And Light
    03. Give It To Me
    04. If You Ain't
    05. Baby Can We Start Again
    06. Don't Break Her Heart
    07. Put Your Arms Around Me
    08. Gotta Leave The Lady Alone
    09. Good Day
    10. Nothing But The Good Times
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    NICK PRIDE & THE PIMPTONES

    Go Deep

    [engl] 
    Soul funk powerhouse Nick Pride & The Pimptones return with their second album on Légère Recordings. “Go Deep” mixes their trademark jazzy sophistication with a gritty retro sound. Following on from the instrumental heavy "Midnight Feast of Jazz" (Record Kicks, 2011) and the diverse "Rejuiced Phat Shake" (Légère Recordings, 2014), "Go Deep" is a more focussed and consistent affair. As always with The Pimptones there's a heavy dose of funk, but this album's personality comes from ten strongly written slices of deep soul music, beautifully delivered by singer Beth Macari. "I wanted to get back to basics", says writer and arranger Nick Pride. "My aim was to be as direct as possible from the original inspiration of each song right through to the recording process. I wanted to keep that energy and that magic. We've had some great collaborations in the past but this time I kept everything in-house to capture the excitement of the band playing together. You really get that vibe when you hear these recordings." The result is an album of depth and substance from a band continuing to evolve. The Pimptones’ sound has always been a profound combination of funky grooves, beefy breaks and blue eyed soul. Slick arrangements and harmonic sophistication delivered with a heavyweight punch crosses over from jazz to keep the dance floor moving.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    10.06.2016
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    15,00 EUR
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