Between the end of the 70's and the early 80's, a new sound appeared in London and its surroundings, a unique mix of Funk, Jazz-Funk and Disco labelled as Britfunk. Characterized by its raw energy that can put the needle In The Red, this up-tempo sound was a match for the UK's dancers and Jazz-Funk clubs.These young British musicians were equally inspired by the American Jazz-Funk productions and by Dub music and Reggae pushed by the Afro-Caribbean community who were at the heart of Britfunk’s development. They gave Funk a unique British flavor. However, more than just a music genre or an enclosed expression of black Britishness, it was part of a genuine musical and social movement with its own dedicated labels, fashion sense and most importantly its own set of values that fueled the whole scene. Britfunk built itself within a multicultural evolution: black people, white people, straight and queer, all dancing in the same room to the same loud sound.This first release by French label Chuwanaga features some of the most exciting, rare and powerful tracks from that era compiled by the Parisian DJ and activist Saint-James, with bands such as Equa, Potion, Inch by Inch, Congress, Index and Spookey. It features also an insert with an in-depth focus on this musical era.
Frank went from a stranger to a friend in a heartbeat. The common passion for music and overall values let us to this first project together. Grab your board and surf on the soundwaves of analogue gear with which Frank created his soulful music. The analogue touch didn’t stop with the music though, we tried to retain it through the whole project from the music over the mastering up to the medium itself. Vinyl. A2, B1 and B2 are mixed by M. Schneider while A1 is mixed by R. Bischoff. Mastered by CALYX in Berlin. The beautiful cover comes from the hands of Siiri Tännler.
The Mystic Jungle Tribe
Plenilunio is a resume of The Mystic Jungle Tribeâ€™s influences, past and present musical journeys. This record is a statement more than a selection of tracks, it tells where Mystic Jungle and his Tribe are coming from and where they're heading with their compositions, weather it is oriental flavored jazz-funk or no wave acid disco and all
Afterhouse Series Volume I
Forward thinking futuristic house cuts on this new project by Donato Dozzy called Afterhouse. Four driving dj tools that go deeep!.
Message In Our Music
After a first year of activity with 3 beautiful single reissues, SOL DISCOS presents its first album, with the compilation Message In Our Music, selected by WAXIST. Focusing on Modern-Soul genre, the selection ranges from 1977 to 1983 and gathers a nice selection of independent and private press records, all officially licensed.
From the David Nathan's downtempo previously unreleased version of "Ain't Nothing Like The Love", to the beautiful Glen Missick's gospel dancer "Message In Our Music", the album aims at providing to the listener a glimpse of the wide spectrum of productions that exist in this musical genre.
Some of these beauties are officially reissued on vinyl for the very first time, including some highly sought after records such as "Deep Inside Of You" by Harden Brothers, "My Dream" by Harvell Guiton, or "Love With Me" by Don Scott.
The album has been fully remastered by The Carvery in the UK, and features liner notes for each of the songs, plus exclusive pictures provided by the involved artists & producers.