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TITLES OUT THIS WEEK FROM ABOVE BOARD / KRD

ARTISTInstant House Presents
TITLEAwade
LABELJungle Sounds
CATALOGUE NO.JS.1.7
FORMAT7"
TERRITORYWorldwide
RELEASE DATE
ASSETSDownload

Genres

  • Afro
  • Deep House
  • Track Listing TBC

    Coming soon will be a very special 7inch edit of the highly sought-after
    Joe Claussell Remix of Awade. On the flip side will be another unreleased gem taken from the Instant House Archives titled Drum Box.
    This will be a very limited 7inch so don’t sleep…

    TRACKLIST :

    Side A: Joe's Jungle Sounds Seven Inch Dub (5:47)
    Side B1: Drum Box Demo (5:39)
    Side B2: Voice efx Part 1 (0:37)
    Side B3: Voice efx Part 2 (0:33)
    Side B4: Voice efx Part 3 (0:40)


    ARTISTVERA
    TITLETAKE ME TO THE BRIDGE / JUMPIN' (GET HOT / HIT THE SPOT) (2018 RE ISSUE)
    LABELUnidisc
    CATALOGUE NO.SPEC1819
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A Take Me to the Bridge
    2. B Jumpin' (Get Hot, Hit the Spot)

    The very first in a series of remastered classics and rarities from the Unidisc vaults sees Vera's anthemic and highly sought after 'Take Me To The Bridge' kick things off.
    Originally released in 1980 and featuring the vocal talents of Patricia Masi and the production sounds of Louis Toteda (Nightlife Unlimited) this soaring and sultry synth driven Disco jam has long been a favourite among DJ's and diggers searching for those more esoteric dance-floor grooves. Often sampled, edited and copied, the original truly cannot be beaten in any way. A total underground Disco classic!

    Vera was one of many Canadian studio projects that released on Unidisc during the late 70's and early 80's when the label home to numerous stars of the scene and many hit records. The group cut 2 LP's and released a handful of singles and EP's during their lifespan but the magic of 'Take Me To The Bridge' is what brings us here. Backed with 'Jumpin' (Get Hot, Hit The Spot)' - another piece of slick, synth and vocoder driven early 80's Disco, this record is a long time want for many and original copies can be tricky to track down, often costing quite a bit of money on the used market. Avoid the sharks and purchase this official repress.

    These are brand new reissues courtesy of the label and have been remastered and repressed using all of the original source material. Above Board distribution are proud to partner up with Unidisc to bring these classics back into the marketplace. Keep them peeled for more top quality represses incoming for 2019.


    ARTISTTHE HEDGEHOG AFFAIR
    TITLEHEDGEHOG AFFAIR PARTS 1-5
    LABELSound Entity Records
    CATALOGUE NO.SENT1217
    FORMAT5 x LP
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Bass
  • Breakbeat
  • Track Listing

    1. EP1 A1. Oh Wow What A Rush
    2. EP1 A2. You Just Don't Understand
    3. EP1 AA1. Come On Let's Have Some Fun
    4. EP1 AA2. I Think About You
    5. EP2 A1. Second Rush
    6. EP2 A2. These Are The Sounds Of House
    7. EP2 B1. Oh My God, I'm A D.J.
    8. EP2 B2. We Told You
    9. EP3 A1. Heaven Sent
    10. EP3 A2. Parameters
    11. EP3 AA1. Don't Just Stand There
    12. EP3 AA2. Thank Fxxx It's Friday
    13. EP4 A1. Come On
    14. EP4 A2. Psychic Trauma
    15. EP4 AA1. Mystic
    16. EP4 AA2. Lets Have Some Fun In 93'
    17. EP5 A. The Pipe
    18. EP5 B. Monomania

    The Hedgehog Affair (Ron Wells & Spencer Thomas) present their legendary series of 90's Hardcore Jungle Techno, remastered and issued on Sound Entity Records. Cut & Repressed in the UK as part of an ongoing project by the Music Preservation Society to preserve Old School classics and keep them available for future generations.


    ARTISTFAT LARRY'S BAND
    TITLETUNE ME UP (MINT ORIGINAL PRESSING)
    LABELWMOT Records
    CATALOGUE NO.SPEC1783
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Disco
  • Track Listing TBC

    MINT SEALED COPIES FROM UNIDISC

    A Tune Me Up 5:01
    B1 Zoom (Remix) 5:05
    B2 F.L.B. 7:25


    ARTISTJOE BATAAN
    TITLEMESTIZO
    LABELUnidisc
    CATALOGUE NO.SPEC1747
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Boogie
  • Disco
  • Track Listing TBC

    MINT SEALED ORIGINAL STOCK IMPORTED FROM UNIDISC CANADA

    A Mestizo
    B1 Rap-O-Clap-O
    B2 The Bottle


    ARTISTROI AZULAY
    TITLELIBERATION EP
    LABELAtypical Dopeness
    CATALOGUE NO.RA.01.12
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Liberation
    2. B1. Hillula
    3. B2. Ode to my Frida

    Take a moment to dream
    Listen, find meaning in the silence Release your thoughts
    Forgive, preserve the past
    Take a moment to look around Connect, find purpose in your voice Break the bond of fear
    Listen, find meaning in the silence Free yourself...you’ll find your way.
    Liberation EP is a prescription for those with the courage to follow their inner voice and seek for self harmony. The melodies and rhythms are crafted by the artist as a mantra to let go, it is now yours.


    ARTISTSUBRADEON
    TITLEWALKING THROUGH MOTOWN EP
    LABELRekids
    CATALOGUE NO.REKIDS131
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Walking through Motown (Part 1)
    2. A2. Walking through Motown (Part 2)
    3. B1. The Law Is Spiritual
    4. B2. We Will Still Resist

    Italian duo Subradeon team up with Radio Slave’s Rekids to deliver four illuminating cuts entitled ‘Walking Through Motown EP’.

    Beginning their musical journey in Southern Italy over a decade ago, the now Berlin-based duo Subradeon have been building steady momentum by releasing a handful of EPs on Detroit’s Motech Records, trau-ma and their own Subradeon Records label. Gradually honing their soulful productions with an emphasis on
    Detroit techno – the duo quickly caught the attention of Rekids label boss Radio Slave. They now join the reputable Berlin imprint with ‘Walking Through Motown EP’, closing the label’s 2018 to follow lauded releases from Sebo K, Markus Suckut, P.Leone, SRVD, Nocow, and many more accomplished names.

    ‘Walking Through Motown (Part 1)’ is an uplifting track with mesmerising leads and swirling synths combining to create ethereal atmospheres before ‘Walking Through Motown (Part 2) offers beautifully resonating kicks, undulating chord progression and melodious synth flutters. On the flip, ‘The Law Is Spiritual’ maintains the symphonious spectacle balancing inspiriting vocals, rattling percussion and a weighty bassline whilst ‘We Will Still Resist’ employs fluid drums, looping piano keys and euphoric elements to finish.


    ARTISTTHE CRIMINAL MINDS
    TITLEBAPTISED BY DUB
    LABELWhite House Records
    CATALOGUE NO.WYHS008
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS05/07/2019
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Breakbeat
  • Hardcore
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Rebaptised By Dub
    2. A2 Flynns Theme
    3. B1 Headhunter 1
    4. B2 Baptised By Dub

    Originally released on White House Records. Remastered from digital masters by Robert Macciochi with full restored cover done by myself. This EP should need no introduction to Ravers as often cited as an Anthem (whatever that means to you, to me that just means classic and good and still worth hearing any day again and again).

    "Baptised By Dub" was originally on World Beat Records with "Virtual Reality" on the flip side and later licensed to White House Records with other tracks and the totally different but equally awesome Re Baptised By Dub by DJ Halo. This Ravers favourite has never been reissued on vinyl in its original 4 track form. it did make it to a White House Classics series but only Baptised By Dub and not the greatest quality.

    According to DJ Spatts the DAT's were misplaced in the 90's and only unearthed again in 2014 when I searched the Warehouse. All CD licensed versions on compilations are allegedly a vinyl rip supplied by White House. These official DIGITAL remasters were issued to TCM Records as digital only. This is your first chance to get your hands on what will definitely be the best vinyl reproduction of this music since it's original release in 1992.


    REPRESSES

    ARTISTTHATMANMONKZ FEATURING NIKKI-O
    TITLEOOH WEE (INC. SOULPHICTION & NORM TALLEY REMIXES)
    LABELClassic
    CATALOGUE NO.CMC279RMX
    FORMAT12"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Disco
  • Techno
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Ooh Wee (Extended Mix)
    2. A2. Ooh Wee (SoulPhiction's Nervos Mix)
    3. B. Ooh Wee (Norm Talley Remix)

    thatmanmonkz graces Classic with his psychedelically grooving ‘Ooh Wee’ on 12”, this time enlisting SoulPhiction and Norm Talley on remixing duties. Remaining true to his Detroit house and 90s boom bap influences, the title track holds a soft analogue crackle and bass loops tied together with delicate keys and soul vocals by Nikki-O. SoulPhiction’s Nervös Mix is a production in two parts, leading with synth lines on deep and intense keys then ascending into disco glory. Detroit DJ Norm Talley takes a classic house approach with piano riffs and sharp hi-hats, adding another edge of genuine old skool sound to this release.


    ARTISTTALABOMAN (AXEL BOWMAN / JOHN TALABOT)
    TITLETHE NIGHT LAND
    LABELR&S
    CATALOGUE NO.RS1702
    FORMAT2 x LP
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE EX. USA & JAPAN
    RELEASE DATEREPRESS20/03/2020
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Deep House
  • Electronica
  • Nu Disco
  • Track Listing

    1. A1 Midnattssol
    2. A2 Safe Changes
    3. B1 Samsa
    4. B2 Six Million Ways
    5. C1 Losers Hymn
    6. C2 Brutal Chugga-Chugga
    7. D1 The Ghosts Hood
    8. D2 Dins El Llit

    • John Talabot and Axel Boman collaborate on an eight track release as Talaboman
    • Gatefold 12” double vinyl and digital
    • For fans of John Talabot, Axel Boman, DJ Koze, Leon Vynehall

    It’s been over two years since Talaboman’s ‘Sideral’ EP, a joint release out on Hivern Discs and Studio Barnhus. It was John Talabot and Axel Boman’s collaborative debut and marked a new sound for the pair, consisting of rich synth motifs and vivid, afro-infused drum programming. 

    The two electronic artists have been independently successful in their respective careers, responsible  for some of the most well-received dance releases in recent years (including Talabot’s ‘fin’ LP and Boman’s ‘Family Vacation’ LP) . Featuring on labels such as Permanent Vacation, Young Turks and !K7, Barcelona-based Talabot has become known for his unique take on chugging house and electronica. Similarly, Boman’s refined his own dusky aesthetic via Pampa, Hypercolour and his own Studio Barnhus imprint. 

    Now, the pair come back together with an album’s worth of material in a release titled ‘The Night Land’. Due for release on [date], via R&S records, ‘The Night Land’ continues Talaboman’s head-first dive into the deeper reaches of their conjoined musical creativity. 

    Nothing’s really changed since their first release, apart from the fact that this time round they produced (in their own words) an “absurd amount of music”. Writing sessions spread out across studios in Barcelona, Stockholm, and Gothenburg have given space to nascent ideas, where the two have been able to mature their sound.

    The music is patient and warm, but also broad and diverse. ‘Midnattssol’ opens with atmospheric tropical panoramas, coloured by rhythmic stick hits and bell chimes. ‘Safe Changes’ and ‘Brutal Chugga-Chugga’ are hazy slow burners that crawl at a nonchalant pace, while tracks like ‘Samsa’ and ‘The Ghosts Hood’ are contrastingly more immediate and assertive. 

    ‘The Night Land’, as the title suggests, “is a journey inwards, an attempt to reach our subconscious and to document our dreams. We want to ignite hope and push imagination. Close your eyes and open your mind.” Even when many tracks involve the heavy use of synthesisers and distortion, Talaboman have been sure to keep things sounding organic and light. 

    There is no complicated message or hidden concept behind this release, it’s simply “two persons meeting and playing music, a catalan and a swede talking blip blop until we felt that we had something worth saying” - and perhaps unsurprisingly this impromptu style of working has resulted in an album that is rich and vivid, but also feels somehow pure and sincere. 
      
    The message is clear: “Love is all this world needs. Loosen up those tight fists and give your sisters and brothers a helping hand and dance your anger away.”


    ARTISTRED GREG
    TITLELOVE BREAK / BURNING
    LABELKojak Giant Sounds
    CATALOGUE NO.KGS018
    FORMAT7"
    TERRITORYWORLDWIDE
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Afro
  • Disco
  • Funk
  • Track Listing

    1. A Love Break
    2. B Burning

    Kojak Giant Sounds - The Records That Always Land Hitside Up!

    300 UNITS ONLY WORLDWIDE


    ARTISTAFRICAN ACID IS THE FUTURE
    TITLEAMBIANCE I (INC. DAUWD / WOLFONACID REMIXES)
    LABELThe Vinyl Factory
    CATALOGUE NO.VF292
    FORMAT2 x 12"
    TERRITORYWorldwide
    RELEASE DATE
    ASSETSDownload

    Genres

  • Acid House
  • Afrobeat
  • Experimental
  • Live Music
  • Track Listing

    1. A1. Ogoya Nengo & The Dodo Women- Dala Ma Siaya (Living Room Session)
    2. A2. Ogoya Nengo & The Dodo Women- Okana Tali (Living Room Session)
    3. B1. Stella Chiweshe- Bird Song (Live im Funkhaus)
    4. B2. Stella Chiweshe- Inner Voice (Live im Funkhaus)
    5. C1. Stella Chiweshe- Bird Song (Dauwd Wired Re-Bird)
    6. C2. Stella Chiweshe- Bird Song (Wolfonacid Tribe’s Remix)
    7. D1. Ogoya Nengo & The Dodo Women- Dala Ma Siaya (Wolfonacid Spring Remix)

    Berlin-based collective African Acid Is The Future inaugurates its new label partnership with The Vinyl Factory by releasing the first in a three-part 2×12″ series Ambiance.

    The first instalment, Ambiance I, captures two extraordinary live performances in Berlin, backed by remixes from AAITF members Dauwd and Wolfonacid on the second 12″.

    The live performances feature Kenyan dodo singer Ogoya Mengo & The Dodo Women, and the woman once described as Zimbabwe’s mbira queen Stella Chiweshe. The former was recorded live in Romain’s Azzaro apartment, while Chiweshe’s performance was captured in front of an enraptured crowd at Berlin’s iconic Funkhaus venue.

    * Featuring Kenyan singer Ogoya Nengo and “the queen of mbira” Stella Chiweshe
    * 2 x 12″ 180g heavyweight vinyl includes in a gatefold sleeve
    * Includes printed inner and outer sleeves and an African Acid Is The Future booklet
    * Artwork by Louis Vignat
    * Vinyl edition of 500