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The Colours That Rise - 2020

UK 1x12" / EP

Future Jazz Downtempo Funk

A1 - Brain

A2 - Map To Cydonia

B1 - Voyager

B2 - CTR Interlude

The sound of '2020' is new jazz and old funk with an electronic city pace, brought to you by duo The Colours That Rise. Made up of multi-instrumentalists and producers Simeon Jones and Nathanael Williams, their '2020' EP is a confident guide through future sounds and past histories from a time yet to come. Created using analogue synths and acoustic instruments, the 4 track EP works as the score to a yet to be created animation. Nathanael's background is creating soundtracks for films, while Simeon plays with UK jazz prophets Yussef Kamaal and featured on Henry Wu’s ‘Negotiate’ 12”. Providing groove for the dancer and hidden meanings for the listener, '2020' is plugged in to the pulse of UK dancefloors and the resurgence of funk audiences. With their fusion sound, The Colours That Rise are another welcome addition to the new ‘UK Jazz invasion’ alongside their friends and colleagues Yussef Kamaal and The Comet is Coming. '2020' is an experimental electronic voyage that emerges from the ambient and arrives on the dance floor


Gil Scott-Heron And Brian Jackson - Anthology. Messages

UK 2xLP / Compilation

Soul Funk

A1 - The Bottle

A2 - It's Your World

A3 - Johannesburg

A4 - Winter In America

B1 - The Liberation (Red, Black & Green)

B2 - Home Is Where The Hatred Is (Live)

C1 - Racetrack In France

C2 - Hello Sunday Hello Road



Cymande - Cymande

UK 1xLP / Album / Reissue

Funk Soul Reggae

A1 - Zion I

A2 - One More

A3 - Getting It Back

A4 - Listen

A5 - Rickshaw

B1 - Dove

B2 - Bra

B3 - The Message



Various - Import/Export

Sweden 1x12" / Limited Edition

Disco Funk House

A1 - 1988

A2 - Cassette Boogie

A3 - Muriam

B1 - Luxor Equinox

B2 - Heinas

B3 - II Y A

fter a long hiatus the Fasaan Recordings crew finally emerges from their basement to break out a second volume of their Chalice imprint. Functioning as a looser side vehicle to Fasaan, Chalice is a home for rawer and more uncompromising side projects of the Fasaan crew and their extended family. Honing in on a murky zone of cheap-sounding machine rhythms and punchy boogie-influenced proto-house sounds, the Chalice style is in your face and then out the door "just like that": take it or leave it. 


Hanna  / Almir Ricardi - Deixa Rodar / To Parado Na Tua

UK 1x7" / 45 RPM

Disco Funk

A - Deixa Rodar

AA - To Parado Na Tua

‘Deixa Rodar’ is an essential midtempo disco/boogie jam taken from Hanna’s ‘Deixa Rodar’ LP from 1979. A tip off from our good friend Mark ‘GV’ Taylor, played at the first of our ‘Braziloid’ sessions on Brighton sea front.‘To Parado Na Tua’ is another killer midtempo disco/boogie cut, produced by the legendary Lincoln Olivetti and Robson Jorge, released in 1984. Taken from the sought after and now fairly pricey ‘Festa Funk’ LP on RGE. 


Marcos Valle / Lincoln Olivetti & Robson Jorge - Estrelar / Aleluia

UK 1x7" / 45 RPM

Boogie Disco Funk

A - Estrelar

B - Aleluia

Two silky sides of Brazilian disco soul on Mr Bongo's perennial Brazil 45s series. First up, long-haired lothario samba fusionista Marcos teams up with Leon Ware for a pristine polished piece of early 80s disco funk. Golden harmonies, staccato vocals and a super juicy bassline; it's not hard to see why it was his best selling single. Flip for the equally smooth "Alleluia" from Brazilian boogie gospelist; this one is all about the percussion heavy breakdown. Proper sunshine block party business.


Marcos Valle / Toni Tornado - Mentira / Me Libertei

UK 1x7" / 45 RPM

MPB Funk Samba

A - Mentira

AA - Me Libertei

Two premium Latin funk documents on one limited 45, Mr Bongo deliver once again: Marcos Valle needs no introduction to Brazilian music enthusiasts. "Mentira" is a self-cover as Valle takes his 69 classic "Mentira Carioca" and develops the dynamic with a vocal style that's highly reminiscent of Donovan. Flip for Toni Tornado's Black Rio anthem "Me Libertei". Fusing sleazy rock n roll with jazzy Latin soul, madly this is the first time it's ever graced a 45!


Banda Black Rio - Maria Fumaça / Mr. Funky Samba

UK 1x7" / 45 RPM

Samba Funk Disco

A - Maria Fumaça

AA - Mr. Funky Samba

Brasil 45s sub-label, Mr Bongo takes a trip back to 1977, and the early days of legendary fusion outfit Banda Black Rio. Both the cuts here are taken from the band's brilliant debut album, Maria Fumaca, and see them fusing Brasilian samba and jazz sounds with the righteous, dancefloor-friendly grooves of funk and disco. "Maria Fumaca" itself is a deliciously sunny and sweaty affair, with punchy horns, eyes-closed guitar solos and jazz-funk electic piano lines rising above a carnival-ready samba-funk groove. The U.S funk influence comes to the fore more on flipside "Mr Funky Samba", which sounds like Azymuth jamming with members of the T.K Disco, Philadelphia International and Salsoul house bands.


Banda Black Rio / Miele - Miss Cheryl / Melô Do Tagarela (Rapper's Delight) (Instrumental)

UK 1x7" / 45 RPM

Disco Funk Jazz-Funk

A - Miss Cheryl

AA - Melô Do Tagarela (Rapper's Delight) (Instrumental)

Although Brazil's Banda Black Rio remain infamous for the albums that they recorded in the late 1970s, two beautiful LPs that rode that singular wave of samba-ridden jazz dance, 1980's "Miss Cheryl" is an outstanding tune, and we can hear why RCA picked it up back in the day. Mr Bongo provides us with the reissue here and, if you haven't heard it, it's an absolute delight which switches between disco, psych, and something inherently Brazilian - there's even a wacky synth in there, for good measure. Compatriot Miele appears on the flip with "Melo Do Tagarela (Rappers Delight)", a sublime slice of early, electronic boogie that sounds as fresh today as it did back at the tail end of the 70s. A devious little reissue that you should own...


Marilene / Nonato Buzar - Sinal Vermelho / Verão Vermelho

UK 1x7"

MPB Samba Funk

A - Sinal Vermelho

AA - Verão Vermelho

'Sinal Vermelho' - midtempo psyche-funk workout tough on the drums. Brilliant vocal from Marilene. Taken from 1973 compacto 7' released on Copacabana. 'Verão Vermelho' is taken from Nonato Buzar's 1970 LP 'Temas De Novelas', a collection of songs he wrote for Brazilian soap operas. The song features Pedro Santos on percussion.


Sauce81 - Natural Thing / Bustin'

1x7" / 45 RPM / Promo / Stereo

Disco Boogie Funk

A - Natural Thing

B - Bustin'

Japanese funk bomb released via Eglo Records! One for the dance floors.


Discomatin - Discomatin Edits 03

France 1x12" / 45 RPM

Boogie Funk Disco Zouk

A1 - Double Winner

A2 - Keep Tryin'

B1 - Cosmic Life

B2 - Ici Là-Bas Ailleurs

For their first release of 2017 and third edition of the series, the Parisian crew, Discomatin, dug harder than ever to propose edits still in the spirit of the afterparty they organize. The EP is composed by four tracks, finely picked and slightly edited by the DJs of the crew. They cover a wide range of genres, from French boogie, to cosmic disco, through West-Indies or new-wave influenced lyrics. There is definitely something for all tastes on this EP. It’s fresh, it’s French, so don’t sleep on it!


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