The Man From Mo’Wax: vinyl, Blu-Ray and more

THE FILM / 30 AUG  Excitement is building for the release of the James Lavelle documentary, The Man From Mo’Wax. The film features interviews with DJ Shadow, Thom Yorke,

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New Music / Grandmilly & Shozae: Adventureland (Stones Throw)

  It’s always exciting when a new name drops on Stones Throw. Following May’s funk monster from Prophet, the excellent Sudan Archives Sink EP and a new single from Rejoicer

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On Wax / The Get Up: Take The Cake (East Green Records)

The Getup are one of the UK’s premier funk bands, a horn driven explosion of musicianship who have recently released their third long player on East Green Records (a label

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On Wax / Art: Robert Sammelin’s cover for Morricone Groove

Released in October on Seoul based independent label Beatball Music, Morricone Groove compiles the below Ennio trcks from various examples of late sixties to early seventies Italian film. The design

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On Wax / Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band announce second album The Serpent’s Mouth

Another Big Crown Records Sureshot… 55, the debut LP from Hamburg collective Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, took many by surprise with its pure swagger. Named for the eight mile

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On Wax / Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band: Xxplosive b/w Burn

Brand new music from Big Crown Records’ steel pan specialists and Mocambo Records veterans, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band. It’s the first drop from their second album, due in September,

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Video / Micall Parknsun & Mr Thing ft Melanin 9: 8 Bricks

 Mr Thing sets up an ethereally mysterious planet vibe under Parky and Melanin 9 for the lead single from the new album Finish What We Started, out today. Thing

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Vinyl / Om Unit: The Corridor remixes from Danny Scrilla and Sorsari

300 copies of Om Unit’s The Corridor remixes (on hand-numbered 10″ vinyl) have just been let out into the wild. Order yourself one from Bandcamp.  Unbelievably, it’s been a decade

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On Wax / Children Of Zeus announce debut album Travel Light

Album of the summer, if not the year. Available for pre-order now on double LP, CD with bonus disc of The Story So Far…, cassette and digital. Released on First

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On Wax / Yazmin Lacey: When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees

Yazmin’s first physical release for the First Word label, in name at least, is the Yin to the Yang of her debut EP, Black Moon. The sublime cover art comes

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Vinyl / Analog Africa: African Scream Contest Vol​.​2 – Benin 1963​-​1980

The first volume of African Scream Contest (released 10 years ago to the day of this one) was one of Analog Africa’s most successful releases, having been repressed 20 times!

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On Wax / Record Kicks celebrates 15 years in the game with compilation

Release: 18 May 2018 Record Kicks 15th contains classics from the label along with seven new tracks, including two new signings. Record Kicks 15th by Record Kicks The Milan based

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On Tour and On Wax / Leon Bridges returns in October

Leon Bridges has announced UK and Euro tour dates to accompany the release of his new album, Good Thing. Pre-oder the signed LP or limited yellow vinyl over at his

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On Wax / Dimitri From Paris and Cotonete remix Gizelle Smith for Dust 12″

Dust (Dimitri From Paris Vs. Cotonete Remixes) by Gizelle Smith Dimitri From Paris re-teams with jazz funk crew Cotonete to produce a disco remix of Gizelle Smith’s single Dust, which

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Record Store Day 2018: Groovement Picks

It’s that time of year again so I’ve had a sift through some of the RSD releases that I will be refusing to queue for yet secretly desire in 2018.

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New music from Analog Africa / António Sanches: Buli Povo!

Released 28 April 2018 Cape Verdean funkiness from António Sanches and the mighty Analog Africa. The vinyl release comes out 28 April, but you can stream tracks below and pre-order

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On Wax / Nat Birchall: Cosmic Language on Jazzman Records

UK saxophonist, composer and arranger Nat Birchall returns to Jazzman Records today with the release of his newest LP, Cosmic Language. Nat explores spiritual jazz and Indian ragas, introducing the

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On Wax / Onra: Nobody Has To Know

A sort of sonic sequel to his Fundamentals (2015) and Long Distance (2010) LPs, Nobody Has To Know marries R&B, New Jack Swing, future funk and is influenced by eighties

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On Wax / Ondeno: Mayolye

An absolute monster of an afrodisco tune from Rocafort Records and the then-20 year old Jean Ondeno from Gabon. The 12″ comes backed with a Nik Weston ‘Official Mukatsuku’ edit. PRE-ORDER

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On Wax and Live / Abstract Orchestra x Illa J

Following on from their debut album Dilla, Rob Mitchell’s Abstract Orchestra release their new single New Day featuring the late Jay Dee’s little brother, Illa J. AO take the show

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