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Record Store Day 2016 – Our Picks

Posted on April 13th, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .


On April 16 over 200 stores across the UK will be holding concerts and selling unique pressings in a mass celebration of all things vinyl. We’ve highlighted a few choice releases that you definitely shouldn’t miss out on. 

Full listings are available on the Record Store Day website.

Bixiga 70 – The Copan Connection: Bixiga 70 Meets Victor Rice (Glitterbeat)
Mixed in the Copan studio that sits high above the bustling streets of Sao Paulo, this release sees Bixiga 70’s glorious Afro-Brazilian album III get a dub-reworking from their producer Victor Rice.


Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – I Go Shout Plenty (Knitting Factory)
This exclusive 10” release features a 1986 recording of ‘I Go Shout Plenty’ in addition to a rare B-side entitled ‘Frustration’. The piece originated from a session recorded in LA from 1969, with the version included here captured in a subsequent re-imagining with Afrika 70 in 1976.


Hannah Peel – Rebox 2 (My Own Pleasure)
Six years on from her debut Rebox EP that featured re-workings of contemporary songs on her music box, Peel returns to this minimal set up for a special gold vinyl release. She will perform at eight different record shops across the day.


The Hot 8 Brass Band – Sexual Healing (Tru Thoughts)
The New Orleans funk masters have a 7” coming out of their playful take on Marvin Gaye’s ‘Sexual Healing’ that made them a household name. They’ve also just been announced for this year’s WOMAD festival at Charlton Park.


Ibrahim Ferrer – Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer (World Circuit)
This is the first time that Ferrer’s debut album will be available on double vinyl. It sold over one and a half million copies on its release.


Martin Simpson & Friends – Green Onions/Willie Taylor (Epic)
Scunthorpe’s finest presents a rip-roaring version of a Booker T & The MGs standard for this 7” offering. For the B-side he is joined by Nancy Kerr and Andy Cutting for a rendition of Anglo-American folk song ‘Willie Taylor’.


Skatalites – Soul Jazz Records Presents Skatalites (Soul Jazz)
Presented in a beautifully ornate box set, Soul Jazz have compiled a collection of 10 singles from the Skatalites’ early period, 1963-1965.


Various Artists – Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll (Dust to Digital)
Following on from the 2015 documentary film of the same name, this double gatefold release chronicles the Cambodian rock’n’roll boom of the 1960s and 70s.

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Record Store Day 2015: Our Recommendations

Posted on April 17th, 2015 in News, Recent posts by .


Record Store Day, the annual celebration of local indie music shops and the vinyl revival, takes place this Saturday and once again there are hundreds of exclusive CD, cassette and vinyl releases on offer. Here are a selection of releases you should try and get your mitts on.

Releases are full-length unless noted otherwise.

Tamikrest – Taksera on Glitterbeat
Taksera (meaning ‘a celebration with music’ in Tamashek) is the first live album from the Songlines Music Award-winning group, recorded in summer 2014 during their Chatma tour.


Martin Carthy – Martin Carthy on Topic
The English folk singer’s eponymous debut record from 1965 is getting a 50th anniversary re-release.


Sun Ra Arkestra – Planets of Life or Death on Strut
The first release of a live Sun Ra performance from Amiens, France in 1973.


Orlando Julius & His Modern Aces – James Brown Ride On (7”) on Vampisoul
This reissue of Orlando Julius’ 1970 single captures highlife coming full circle. An homage to the godfather of funk from an Afrobeat legend whose musical forefathers laid the foundations for funky music to flourish all over the world.


Various Artists – Thai Pop Spectacular 1960s-1980s on Sublime Frequencies
Another gorgeous double-LP heavy gatefold vinyl release compiled by Alan Bishop and Mark Gergis, featuring a host of major stars including Pumpuang Duangjan, who was dubbed ‘the queen of luk thung.’


Jah Wobble – Merry Go Round / Lets Go Psycho on Cherry Red
Four brand new tracks from Mr Wobble, featuring a reimagining of the Public Image Limited classic ‘Public Image’ and a dub mix of ‘Merry Go Round’.


Piers Faccini – Work Songs on Beating Drum
Beating Drum releases four new songs in a limited edition 12” vinyl with album artwork made using linocut prints by the English singer-songwriter and guitarist.


The Bombay Royale – Wild Stallion Mountain / Khubsoorat (7”) on HopeStreet Recordings
Two disco tunes on white wax, taken from the Australian group’s second album, The Island of Dr Electro.


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Record Store Day 2014: Our Recommendations

Posted on April 17th, 2014 in News, Recent posts by .


Record Store Day takes place this Saturday; the seventh celebration of the treasured medium and independent sector. There are hundreds of exclusive CD and vinyl releases on offer, so we’ve whittled down the list to bring you our top ten recommendations.

Releases are full-length LPs unless noted otherwise.

Quantic – You Will Return ft Alice Russell (7”) on Tru Thoughts
The Brighton-based label release this exclusive full-colour 7” edit from producer Will Holland and soul-singer Alice Russell. It’s over 8 minutes of summertime perfection.


Various Artists – Adaptations EP (12”) on Black Acre
Airhorns at the ready. Bristol-based Black Acre showcase some of the talent on this burgeoning label, coupled with some of the best artwork you’ll come across this Saturday.


Bombino – Agamgam on Glitterbeat
Glitterbeat’s first ever Record Store Day offering sees the limited release of the Touareg star’s debut album. Only one per customer, so make sure you get there first.


Criolo – Duas de Cinco + Cóccix-ência (10”) on Sterns Music
Sterns are releasing a limited amount of 10”  vinyl editions of these tracks from the Brazilian MC.


Various Artists – A Rough Guide to Psychedelic Bollywood on World Music Network
The big names of Bollywood’s golden age – singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi – all appear on this magnificent compilation.


Various Artists – Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore & Malaysia 1964-1970 (2LP) on Sublime Frequencies
The Seattle-based label releases swinging groove sensations from the East. This collection lifts the lid on a little-known culture that was just as significant in the East as its counterpart in the West.


Fela Kuti and his Koola Lobitos – Se E Tun De/ Waka Waka (7”) on Knitting Factory Records.
Following on from last year’s Felabrations on what would’ve been Fela’s 75th year, Knitting Factory release this rare limited edition 7”.


Gilles Peterson & Sonzeira – Southern Freeez (7”) on Talkin’ Loud
6Music’s Peterson has produced a bossa nova reworking of the 1981 hit with collective Sonzeira, taken from the upcoming new album Brasil Bam Bam Bam – an incredible journey through the different flavours of authentic Brazilian music culture. Read more about the new album in issue #101 (on sale June 6).


Nuba Nour – Dessy Lemon/Ready for Drowning (7”) on 30IPS
From the Nubian percussionists, the 7” will include A-side ‘Dessy Lemon’ and a re-imagining of the Manic Street Preacher’s ‘Ready for Drowning’, which is sure to add a vibrant Nubian twist to the 1998 hit.


Various Artists – Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes (2LP) on Transgressive Records
Recorded in Bamako, this inventive project curated by Damon Albarn throws together some of the best in African and Western rock musicians.

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Criolo releases video ahead of Record Store Day

Posted on March 24th, 2014 in Recent posts by .


Words by Sydney Gore

Brazilian singer Criolo is back with a video for ‘Duas de Cinco’ and ‘Cóccix-ência’. Directed by Cisma, the music video serves as a short film that follows three young men as they commit crimes in a futuristic São Paulo neighbourhood.


Sterns Music will be releasing a limited amount of vinyl editions of the tracks on Duas de Cinco for Record Store Day on April 19. Sit back, relax and watch the clip below.


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