The unstoppable Vogel machine is back on Lumberjacks with another serving of soul-soaked house goodness to warm the cockles as we step into Spring. This time around he's called on one of the great house vocalists of our times, Khalil Anthony, to lay down a vocal on "Brown Curls" that melts over Vogel's peppy, organic production. Nebraska bring a deeper, chunkier flavour to the track with their remix, and the results are just as captivating. Anthony's also on hand to croon over "You Are A Star", an equally simmering jam with more of that dusty house pressure from the deep end of the pool, while "Those Moments" finishes the record off on a funky, instrumental tip.
’s Special Herbs series of instrumental releases has grown to be the stuff of legends over the year, as well you’d expect for a producer of his stature. Here we have a reissue of the first two volumes on vinyl, a relief for anyone who missed out the first time. Plus! All the tracks are named after herbs and spices. Awesome.
Parallel Dimensions was first released in 2000. Since then, this seminal LP has been reissued on numerous occasions, and it's easy to understand why. Much like the work of his Detroit compatriot, Moodymann, Parrish's early work helped to define the sound that we now refer to as 'Detroit house'. Through an intricate, soulful blend of the Motor City's infamous Motown funk sounds, Parallel Dimensions has been one of the albums to showcase a particular style of sampling, one which focusses on rhythmic concoctions and a palpable sense of the city's struggles. Don't get us wrong, this LP is very much playable on the dancefloor, but it can't possibly be reduced to being categorised as a 'dance' piece. Hip-hop, soul, funk and disco are important parts of the formula, and the house and techno nuances that do emanate from the tunes are strictly a filter for Parrish's more jazzy, musical tendencies. It's an album to get lost in, to enjoy in different scenarios, and one in which you'll find something new every time you approach it. Unmissable.
More from Mall Grab, the prolific producer who has become deep house royalty since making his debut back in 2015. As usual, the tracks showcased here are rich in both atmosphere and melodious intent. He begins via the woozy, minor key chords, quietly bustling beats and dreamy sampled vocal loops of peak-time standout "Caught Slippin", before showcasing his love of electro on the tuneful and evocative bubbler "Out of Time". Flip to side B for the jazzy, musically rich deep house bump of "Ahmad" - the kind of track with which he initially made his name - and a dusty, lo-fi, acid-powered remix of the same track from Damiano von Erckert.
A1. Only A Matter Of Time (prod. by Nef)
A2. Credit (feat. Grafh) (prod. by Shortfyuz)
A3. A Lot Of Money (prod. by Nef)
A4. Nobody (feat Eto & Tek) (prod. by Statik Selektah)
A5. Cooking Up (feat. UFO Fev) (prod. by Shortfyuz)
A6. Signs (feat. Wais P & Haile Supreme) (prod. by Statik Selektah)
B1. Lost In My Pain (feat. 38 Spesh & Siimba Selassiie) (prod. by Statik Selektah)
B2. Work While They Sleep (feat. Artisin) (prod. by Conductor Williams)
B3. Fuck Ya List (feat. Ras Kass) (prod. by Conductor Williams)
B4. Vintage Horns (feat. Superstah Snuk) (prod. by Conductor Williams)
B5. Radio Killed (feat. Fabeyon & Ea$y Money) (prod. by Nef)
B6. Walk On By (feat. Kota The Friend) (prod. by Shortfyuz)
B7. Everybody's (prod. by Oh No)
B8. Horn Outro
Inimitable rap musician Your Old Droog is back. After recently releasing the acclaimed projects "It Wasn't Even Close" and "Transportation", the prolific artist is returning with the brand new album "Jewelry". The album is a celebration of YOD's Jewish heritage, which he is now officially revealing to the public for the first time. "Jewelry" features guest appearances from the likes of Matisyahu, MF DOOM, and Mach-Hommy (who also wears the hat of executive producer on the project), with beats by Quelle Chris, Tha God Fahim, Edan, Preservation, and more. "I'm a Jew in America", says Droog. "This is my story. Shalom."
Curren$y, Trademark and Young Roddy have reconnected for Plan of Attack. Plan of Attack is a dream album for listeners of Curren$y, Trademark and Young Roddy. Fans across the globe rejoiced when the three artists reconnected for the album’s title track this Spring, which marked the first collaboration from all three core members of the Jets in close to five years. A cursory search of social media will show that fans around the world yearned daily for a reunion, and now the three New Orleans legends are giving their audience exactly what they've demanded.
After releasing the widely beloved title track, “Plan of Attack,” the crew quickly followed-up with the soulful cut “No Hook,” and then planted their flag with the momentous third single “Power,” which is quickly becoming a fan favorite. While many consider Curren$y, Trademark and Young Roddy to be the most beloved paper plane pilots in the game, they are also proving to be the most consistent with each subsequent release. As RapRadar suggests, "they're well prepared for a 2019 takeover."
Plan of Attack features production from long-time collaborators Monsta Beatz, Cookin Soul and Sledgren, with additional production from Djay Cas, 206derek, B-Eazy the DJ, Seth From Above, DZY, Guala Beatz and more.
March 13, 2018, New York, NY – Del the Funky Homosapien and Amp Live – two of the most innovative and respected names in hip-hop – have just united for one of the most anticipated albums of the year, Gate 13, out 4/20. The 16 tracks on Gate 13 mix hip-hop, funk, and electronica, and feature Goapele, Eligh, Simi, Zyme, Adult Karate, Mr. Micro, and James Melo, creating a “portal into something progressive, futuristic, and fun.”
Bronx duo Camp Lo have teamed up with the one and only Pete Rock to drop 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s (a mixtape series available as a full length). With the projects name paying homage to the BX gangs of the 70s, it’s only right that they bring it back to hip-hop’s essence in the video, graffiti, b-boys, rhymin’ on the project stairways, two turntables and a mic.
Pete Rock, whose production work helped define the 90s “golden age” is a rare exception. Rock’s one of the few musicians who made his name in the aggressively unflashy 90s East Coast sound who’s managed to stay continually relevant without capitulating to changing tastes.
80 Blocks from Tiffany's offers proof that amidst the expeditions rap music’s launching into new sonic territories like EDM, noisy psychedelia, and quasi-industrial music, the classic boom-bap stuff still has a place featuring Mac Miller, MOP, Ab-Soul, Talib Kweli and more...
Limited edition one-off Pressing 300 orange vinyl 10”. Taken from reels returned to the family recently and remastered by Anders Peterson at ghost sound in Sweden.
An important artefact of a transitionary period for Bolan from solo artist to creating Tyrannosaurus rex with Steve Peregrine Took before the fateful meeting with Tony Visconti who would together with Bolan go on to produce hit after hit single and LP.
Limited release for Love record stores, one per customer.
Cat no. SC291LP-C1
Limited release for Love record stores, one copy per customer.
LP - Sea Blue Vinyl
CAT - WEBB222LPC
Limited release for Love record stores, 1 copy per customer.
2LP - Silver Vinyl.
CAT - RTRAD910LPE
Vinyl LP in reverse board sleeve with full colour printed inner sleeve and digital download card.
|1.||"No Threshold" (feat Dolo Percussion)|
|2.||"Push Thru" (feat Boost, Marty Heem Cherry & Dolo Percussion)|
|4.||"Damn Disco 99" (feat Discipline 99)|
|7.||"Livin' In A Treehouse"|
|10.||"Cheek To The Matrix" (feat Jelani)|
|11.||"One Year No Barcode" (feat Greenss)|
|1.||Pinder - "Forever" (5:30)|
|2.||0113 - "Hard Lines" (5:46)|
|1.||Zac Stanton - "Stop Tellin Me" (6:13)|
|2.||Holloway - "Places To Be" (6:09)|