D’Angelo And The Vanguard – Black Messiah Vinyl Pre-order

I’ve only listened to it 30 times in the past three days so can’t for certain say whether Black Messiah is one of the best albums released this year or merely one of the best released this decade. The original press release via okayplayer.com claimed a 2xLP but this listing looks like a single LP. It’s 56 […]

Tape Tuesday: Nochexxx “Greatest Record” CS

Late breaking Tape Tuesday tip, courtesy of a retweet from Further Records. Nochexxx, sometimes known as CHXFX, drops a “27 minute bloc part mix” of majorly skewed house and funk (and yes, even a little RickRoll). Immensely enjoyable and about $10 shipped to our fair shores. Cop it at nochexxx.com.

Thundercat “The Golden Age Of Apocalypse” LP

If you haven’t already been giving this one heavy play, prepare to be introduced to one of your favorite records of 2011. Thundercat (aka Stephen Bruner) is playing an absolutely authentic blend of smoothed-out jazz and funk from a bygone era. This shit just sounds too good, too pure to be from 2011. Bruner is […]

New Records by Scott Tuma and Rafael Anton Irisarri from Immune

Happy Friday everyone, some pretty big records on the site today. I’ve been waiting for Scott Tuma’s “Not For Nobody” on vinyl for what seems like forever, and it’s finally available for purchase. A masterful piece of Americana, this one is beautifully sparse, down to the audible creeks of the floor. We can’t recommend this […]

“True Soul: Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax” 4xLP Box Set from Now-Again

If you are into funk and soul reissues, consider this one essential. 13 years in the making, Now-Again’s expansive box-set chronicling the 60’s-70’s output of Little Rock, Arkansas’ True Soul Records has finally been released on vinyl. It’s exciting that such an important label is receiving the retrospective treatment for the very first time, leaves […]

ROB “Funky Rob Way” LP

If you’re deep into the reissue scene, you already know that the Analog Africa label is almost impossible to beat. Their “African Scream Contest” compilation is one of my favorites of all time. This time pulling from Ghana, they’ve unearthed “Funky Rob Way”, the stunning debut album from ROB. Long out of print and highly […]

“Direct To Disc” Live LPs by Mayer Hawthorne and Rick

To help celebrate their 15th anniversary, Stones Throw started a new series of live recordings for vinyl release. The records from the first event have now been released, courtesy of Mayer Hawthorne & The Country and Rick, respectively. Vinyl-only and minimally packaged, these shows are bursting with authentic soul and funk passion. You’ve gotta love […]

“Madlib Medicine Show #9 – Channel 85 Presents Nittyville” 3xLP

Lost in the shuffle between eight and ten, the ninth entry in the Madlib Medicine Show series has finally shown its face. “Channel 85 Presents Nittyville” is a straightforward collaborative rap album from Madlib and Frank Nitty. There are some guests here and there, but those two pretty much run the show on this one. […]

Wagon Christ “Toomorrow” 2xLP

Always nice to see some familiar faces still hanging around from my high school daze. Ninja Tune is such an amazing label, it’s comforting to know as I get older that they aren’t going anywhere – the equivalent of a male-pattern bald spot on the pate of the modern electronic music scene. Wagon Christ aka […]

Two New LPs from Numero Group

If you don’t know by now, Chicago’s Numero Group is one of the best reissue labels running. They’ve got two new vinyl releases available, both well worth your attention. Willie Wright’s “Telling The Truth” is an interesting journey through the mind of a doo-wop/soul prodigy from the city who moved to Nantucket in 1976 to […]