Breakbeats & Drama by Italian Library Composers Leisman & Reverberi, Now On Vinyl

"Paolo Renosto aka LESIMAN first volume of the series "HIGH TENSION" composed of 4 volumes. Very deep and dark LP with film music inspired for tense and obscure situations. Very classic Renosto's style here, this scary album contains gloomy dramatic & thrilling atmospheres with Avant-garde Cinematic tense cues / atonal Fuzz / sinister Beats / War and Crime inspired music for Library production use. Maybe the rarest from the series, listen!"

"Very Rare and tough to find Italian Library Promo-only edition, also distributed with generic sleeve. Released by brothers Gianfranco & Gianpiero Reverberi for their private label Al Capone, this project was a Library production which collects various themes destinated to be Scores for various situations like journalistic reportages, sport competitions or generic documentaries.

Gaya - Rare Soviet Funk Soul Breaks from Azerbaijan!

By sovietfreestyle on 3:27 PM

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Amazing groove from Azerbaijan released on Melodiya label in USSR in 1976! This is album by State Vocal-Instrumental Ensemble of Azerbaijan named "Gaya" that is translated from Azerbaijani language as "cliff". Record provides tough midtempo oriental funk and soulful folk singing. Nice samples for producers here as well. Rare and in demand!

S.T.S., DJ Bear One, Truck North & Jordan Brown Pay An Ode To Hip Hop On "Radio Activity"

Dropping numerous names in succession more slick than your high school class teacher, these Philly MCs share their memories of life and Hip Hop by referencing legendary artists and creatively intertwining each within their own stories of life. Hip Hop has the power to be the father figure of the listener, and has done so successfully for decades, as these MCs prove with skill on "Radio Activity".

Hip Hop Saved My Life shirt by Judit Valdes

Tickets: Duck Down Music 20 Anniversary Show In NYC + Sean P Tribute Documentary

B.B. King's New York provides the stage for a show that's sure to go down in history while New York Hip Hop documentarian Marco Polo Vision provides interview and tribute footage of a historic Boot Camp Clik MC.

Get your tickets for the Duck Down Music 20 Anniversary Show while they last, going down on Thursday night December 20th 2015 and enjoy "The Price Of Humility" shot by Marco Polo Vision.

Alex Puddu Gets Psychedelic With Ennio Morricone Vocalist Edda Del Orso For New LP

Enjoy the promo video clip and first single from the upcoming Alex Puddu's album "In The Eye of The Cat", featuring the legendary Ennio Morricone's vocalist Edda Dell Orso. Out on Schema Records January 2016, the multi-faceted composer and instrumentalist Alex Puddu continues to groove us with his funky, edgy and obscure approach to music.

British Band Soulutions Search For All Your Love On Their "Destiny" LP

"Nine piece band Soulutions are based in NE England and fronted by the powerful Blue eyed Soul voice of Louise. They hit paydirt with one of last years biggest up tempo Modern Soul tracks ‘Listen’, the extended Drizabone mix is featured in their debut album ‘Destiny’. ‘Philly Line (Hit the tracks)’, ‘Destiny’, are also strong up tempo cuts. ‘I Don’t Wanna Be There’ is a nice upper mid tempo Soul track with more depth. ‘Downtown’ and ‘Love and Wisdom’ are moody down/mid tempo tracks reminiscent of the style of Norman Whitfield/Undisputed Truth from the early 70’s which provides a good contrast to the up tempo grooves. The chill out ‘Peridot’ and more up tempo ‘Savannah Rising’ are nice semi instrumental track allowing the band space to play. Very good and varied album." - Soul Brother Records

"Destiny" by Soulution is now available here at Amazon and their limited-edition 7" vinyl single "All Your Love" b/w "Peridot" is available here at Juno Records.

Black Sheep Dres - "Wake It Up" (feat. Devastating Tito, G MiMs & Fe'lon)

Handling bars like motorbikes, in 2015 these 4 MCs get lyrical with slow melodic-al flows led by the legendary presence of Dres of Black Sheep. With boom-bap that's led to the tune of pleasant flute melody, "Wake It Up" delivers aggression as Dres, Devastating Tito, G MiMs & Fe'lon show off on the mic with an entertaining tag team display of rhymes.

Anne Walsh Envisions A Heavenly Place With Bossa Nova On "He Loves You"

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Using the laughter of children, music and the love of the good Lord up above as her inspiration, Anne Walsh pairs Bossa Nova's festive sound with her heartfelt approach to songwriting on "He Loves You. With a lovely voice and lyrical gift to create vivid images of happiness in her music, Anne is here to take you to heaven as she swings with the rhythm to dance while providing an appreciation of life and a new sense of inner peace.

From Anne's Fall 2015 LP "Pretty World".


Walsh was raised in Worchester, Massachusetts where a large Brazilian population dwelled, and as a child her vivid imagination was initially captured by songs ranging from Broadway productions like The Sound Of Music to the distinctive jazz-pop stylings of Brazil '66. She studied music extensively, eventually earning a Master’s degree after moving West. She has continued her musical journey studying percussion and Portuguese, and enlisted the aid of some of Los Angeles' finest jazz musicians for her latest outing "Pretty World".

Stream: Weather Report - "The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981" 4CD Set

Official Press Release:

"Weather Report’s The Legendary Live Tapes features four discs of sensational unreleased performances all “completely, totally, unapologetically and insanely live” recorded by the legendary jazz group from 1978 to 1981.

Formed by one-time Miles Davis sidemen Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter in 1970, Weather Report defied categorization in the 15 years they recorded together. Inspired by their “electric” collaborations with Davis, Zawinul and Shorter would lead Weather Report into unpredictable territory, from free-jazz to structured but sprawling multicultural jazz-rock. Though Zawinul would reject the “fusion” genre the band are so often associated with “We don’t fuse nuthin’, we just play from the heart,” he once said their music would serve as a landmark for jazz revolution and evolution in the 1970s and 1980s.

The dramatic addition of electric bass virtuoso Jaco Pastorius to the lineup in 1976 led to an even more energetic and daring Weather Report, who would even score a crossover hit in 1977 with “Birdland.” A year later, drummer Peter Erskine joined the fold, creating one of the band’s most notable lineups; that lineup would expand to a quintet with the addition of percussionist Bobby Thomas, Jr. in 1980.

These two lineups, responsible for some of Weather Report’s most important moments, are chronicled in this four-disc set, sourced from never-before-heard soundboard tapes recorded by longtime live mixing engineer Brian Risner. Produced by Erskine and executive produced by Joe Zawinul’s son Anthony, this package uniquely showcases Weather Report’s extensive prowess as a band, opting not to replicate the ebb and flow of a standard Weather Report set at the time, instead offering a uniquely curated experience that captures the dazzling directions the group took at the arguable height of their powers."

Ill & Al Skratch - "I'll Take Her" (Unreleased Remix 12" Acetate Version)

Rare Hip Hop collector Umberto comes through with another gem in a remix of the 1994 lover's jam "I'll Take Her" by NYC duo Ill & Al Skratch. In a period of Hip Hop where the remix b-side gem was a common thing to find in stores, Ill & Al represent a rougher edge of sound on this rare bass-heavy version in comparison to the sunny vibe of the original video version below.

DJ Nice, Phill Most Chill, Emskee, Audessey, Sadat X & Carpetface Team Up For "My Contribution Part 3"

With a funky remix by Paul Nice and PHILL MOST CHILL, EMSKEE, AUDESSEY, SADAT X and CARPETFACE on the mic, DJ Nice drops "MY CONTRIBUTION Part 3" vinyl on PLAY THAT RECORDS. Original boom-bap for 2015 as veteran MCs and DJs keep it real in this rap game with a memorable showcase of heavy breakbeats, sharp rhymes, human beatbox and cuts.


Available on limited 12" vinyl with stickers here at Juno Records. Original Version is produced by DJ NICE, with cuts by the one and only GRAND MASTER DEE NASTY, legend alive, first french HIP HOP DJ, and many more.

Ease Your Mind To "Sound Of The Fender Rhodes" Mix Volume #24

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An excellent choice when it's time to reach for music that's designed to ease the mind while inviting you into a fusion of sound which is boundless and dreamy. Enjoy a mix driven by the Fender Rhodes piano in the 24th installment of Sound Of The Fender Rhodes! This fan of the Rhodes selects music from past and present to create an overall pleasant vibe while bringin light to slept-on artists who created magic with this classic piano.

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