Thursday, June 19, 2008



thanks for looking.

more beautiful weather and beautiful sounds… this weeks list provides a ton more dance vinyl, check out all the killer disco re-edits (some restocked, but many new to the shop including the elusive members only volume 4!)… but don’t overlook the choice rock, country and international titles in this week as well, especially the new charlie feathers series on norton, it’s a good one! come on by and get some!!!



as always, many of the titles are in very limited quantity, so if you're interested in anything listed below, feel free to call or email me, I will gladly hold items for up to a week.

prices do not include shipping and handling. for those of you shipping within the continental united states I offer a 5.00usd flat shipping rate for any amount of records and/or compact discs. shipping cost for international orders are calculated on an order by order basis. payments for orders can be made via paypal or with a credit card by telephone between 12-6pm/est.

i also offer bike messanger service via timecycle couriers. for the low cost of 10.00usd i can deliver any amount of records and/or cds you wish to purchase to your center city philadelphia location (this includes some parts of south, west and north philadelphia) within two hours (and for those of you who need your records even faster, we also offer ‘rush’ service for the low flat rate of 20.00usd for any amount of records/cds delivered to you within one hour). of course, we are still more than happy to ship records via the usps within philadelphia. as with the international shipments, orders placed before 5pm/est will ship out that evening and should reach their destination by the following day.


WARMER MILKS- SOFT WALKS CD (animal disguise, usa)
12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

*The second proper full-length in the expansive and elusive discography of Warmer Milks, Soft Walks is a unique blend of southern rock, improv and modern confusion. Features Michael Turner, Shawn David McMillen, Greg Backus and Travis Shelton (Cadaver In Drag), Paul Oldham (Bonnie Billy Band, Baby Dee Band, Speed To Roam) and Amber Kinglsey. Subject matter includes what grows, what dies, and where we fit in between. Michael Turner has been making music under the guise of Warmer Milks since 2003 and while he tries to bury the name year after year, queer circumstances always bring it back. The group has numerous tours in the States under their belt as well as one European trip to date. Warmer Milks plan on hitting the road this summer on the Midwest and East Coast in support of Soft Walks. We are very excited to welcome Warmer Milks into the ADR family. With this release being their first of 4 albums scheduled to be released in 2008, they will now truly emerge from the ghetto of the cassette/CD-R underworld and finally attract the attention they deserve.

29.98usd/15.23gbp/19.37eur/3232jpy (approx)

*deluxe version of this album from earlier this year, housed in a really really nice silver-foil gatefold cover with bonus disc containing extra tracks. her second album of cover songs, this one a tribute to the great vocalists who have influenced her over the years.

17.98usd/9.13gbp/11.61eur/1938jpy (approx)

13.98usd/7.10gbp/9.03eur/1507jpy (approx)

*listed this one too early a couple weeks back… welp, it’s out for ‘real’ now and it’s the best rock record of 2008. period. Endless Boogie began with no delusions of grandeur. They started off as an 'old man's hobby' -- just dudes jamming on riffs, locking into grooves, finding that transcendental part of a song and stretching it into eternity. Then they were offered a show. They played more shows. They self-released two very limited 12"s and were called the best-kept secret in New York by Paper magazine. They toured with Dungen and Circle and were invited by Slint to play All Tomorrows Parties. Now they've made the best rock record to come out of New York City in years (maybe decades). No, that's not an exaggeration. What more needs to be said? There aren't many bands with a more appropriately descriptive name. Rather than try and explain it, we'd prefer you just buy the album. It's 79 minutes long. It's the perfect soundtrack to the hot summer nights. Hanging out in the basement. Smoking figs in the yard. Vinyl version is a double LP presented in a deluxe old-style tip-on gatefold jacket and includes coupon for free MP3 download of album.

22.98usd/11.67gbp/14.84eur/2477jpy (approx)

*This howling live set from Roky and The Explosives' original incarnation moves from horror classics ('Creature With The Atom Brain'), to Buddy Holly-inspired rockers ('Wait For You') to a blistering version of the Elevators' 'You're Gonna Miss Me.' Norton's gatefold double LP comes with a different cover than the CD version and on the preferred miracle PVC format! We gave you the warning -- now make sure you heeded it! 2LP gatefold set!

15.98usd/8.12gbp/10.32eur/1723jpy (approx)

*Over the last couple of years, the Nothing People have released three stellar 7" records and during that time, they have built a 'fan club' that includes Anopheles Records' Karl Ikola, the guys at Victim of Time, Siltbreeze's Tom Lax, In the Red's Larry Hardy, the folks down at Your Flesh, Ryan Wells of Z Gun, and many more. And over the last couple years this 'fan club' has asked me 'when's the full length?' over and over again. Well, now they can shut the hell up, because the Nothing People's first album is here! And let me tell you this, while the Nothing Peeps have plenty of songs that yell out 'put me on a 45,' they have just as many that demand to be heard in long form. Want an example, check out 'Sickness.' It is the kind of song you want to hear on 12"s, and there are 8, 9, 10... hell, I lost count, but there are a bunch more. So, yeah, it is time for you to get a big dose of proto/glam/psych/punk/wave excellence. On clear vinyl. 600 pressed.

CAN- TAGO MAGO 2LP (united artists, usa)
19.98usd/10.15gbp/12.91eur/2154jpy (approx)

*shop favorite restocked… With the band in full artistic flower and Suzuki's sometimes moody, sometimes frenetic speak/sing/shrieking in full effect, Can released not merely one of the best Krautrock albums of all time, but one of the best albums ever, period. Tago Mago is that rarity of the early '70s, a double album without a wasted note, ranging from sweetly gentle float to full-on monster grooves. "Paperhouse" starts things brilliantly, beginning with a low-key chime and beat, before amping up into a rumbling roll in the midsection, then calming down again before one last blast. Both "Mushroom" and "Oh Yeah," the latter with Schmidt filling out the quicker pace with nicely spooky keyboards, continue the fine vibe. After that, though, come the huge highlights -- three long examples of Can at its absolute best. "Halleluwah" -- featuring the Liebezeit/Czukay rhythm section pounding out a monster trance/funk beat; Karoli's and Schmidt's always impressive fills and leads; and Suzuki's slow-building ranting above everything -- is 19 minutes of pure genius. The near-rhythmless flow of "Aumgn" is equally mind-blowing, with swaths of sound from all the members floating from speaker to speaker in an ever-evolving wash, leading up to a final jam. "Peking O" continues that same sort of feeling, but with a touch more focus, throwing in everything from Chinese-inspired melodies and jazzy piano breaks to cheap organ rhythm boxes and near babbling from Suzuki along the way. "Bring Me Coffee or Tea" wraps things up as a fine, fun little coda to a landmark record. -Ned Raggett, amg


MAMMAL- LONESOME DRIFTER 2LP (animal disguise, usa)
22.98usd/11.67gbp/14.84eur/2477jpy (approx)

MAMMAL- LONESOME DRIFTER CD (animal disguise, usa)
12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

*shop favorite restocked on vinyl, cd in stock for the first time… 'This is both the end and the beginning,' says the back cover. And with each successive release, Mammal shows us what the end is, or at least that he's definitely thinking about it. This album takes his ideas from the past up to another level as it tells a story of drifting through life until 'the beginning had already become the end.' A more personal array of ideas are on display here (including clearly audible vocals) and make the entire package the most effective Mammal release yet. Recorded during 6 months of isolation at his home in Detroit, Mammal's 4th full-length is an epic soundtrack to the industrial depression of the city. Lonesome Drifter is guitar/bass heavy while still retaining the grating textures and hypnotic repetition one would expect from Mammal. However, those looking for the constant, heavy electronics found on past releases may be sorely disappointed. In short, this is brooding, psychedelic, loner blues, and a brand new chapter in the story of Mammal. Animal Disguise Recordings is proud to present Lonesome Drifter featuring cover art by Mammal himself.

31.98usd/16.25gbp/20.66eur/3448jpy (approx)

*This is the long-awaited follow-up to the award-winning Live Salvage 1997-2000 cd. Hot on the heels of recent collaborative releases with Florian Hecker (as Haswell & Hecker) on Warner Classics, Warp Records and Editions Mego, Coventry, UK's Russell Haswell presents the second volume of his Live Salvage archive series. This series documents improvised real-time, computer-generated audio presentations given over the past 10 years in different types of venues, all with contrasting acoustics and audiences. Editions Mego is proud to announce this double vinyl LP set. As NME asserted of this series, "now you can experience the terror in your own home”.


12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

13.98usd/7.10gbp/9.03eur/1507jpy (approx)

*Norton is very proud to present three full volumes of Charlie Feathers, featuring rare and unissued recordings spanning his entire career. This series has been much anticipated by rockabilly fans worldwide and the wait is over! Each set features liner notes by Mike Hurtt including interviews with Charlie's family, friends and fellow musicians as well as unbelievable photos. Many rare titles are offered from master tapes for the first time since their initial release. Twenty-five performances that have never been issued anywhere!" Also features part one of a previously-unissued interview.

12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

13.98usd/7.10gbp/9.03eur/1507jpy (approx)

*Volume 2 of 3 volumes of Norton's Charlie Feathers series, featuring rare and unissued recordings spanning his entire career. Also including part two of a previously unissued interview.

12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

13.98usd/7.10gbp/9.03eur/1507jpy (approx)

*Volume 3 of 3 volumes of Norton's Charlie Feathers series, featuring rare and unissued recordings spanning his entire career. Also including part three of a previously unissued interview.

16.98usd/8.63gbp/10.97eur/1830jpy (approx)

*shop favorite in stock for the first time… In bluegrass, there's an oft-cited Holy Trinity: Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs. For a truly despairing, spectral, high-lonesome sound, however, Ralph (keening tenor, banjo) and Carter (earthy baritone, guitar) Stanley stand alone. This, the first complete collection of the rare 78s featuring their earliest, formative recordings for the Rich-R-Tone label, presents the Stanleys at their rawest and most unadorned.

16.98usd/8.63gbp/10.97eur/1830jpy (approx)

*shop favorite in stock for the first time… 26 High intensity/low varnish killers by: Charley Patton, Rev. I.B. Ware, Booker White, William & Versey Smith, Blind Willie Davis, Frank Palmes, Bo Weavil Jackson, Elder Otis Jones, Rev. Edward Clayborn, Blind Roosevelt Graves, Austin Coleman, Blind Joe Taggart, Eddie Head and Family, Dennis Crumpton and Robert Summers, Luther Magby, Jaybird Coleman, A.C. Forehand and Blind Mamie Forehand. The definitive WORD in sacred street music, culled and remastered from the collections of Gayle Dean Wardlow and John Fahey.

31.98usd/16.25gbp/20.66eur/3448jpy (approx)

*shop favorite in stock for the first time… 26 High intensity/low varnish killers by: Charley Patton, Rev. I.B. Ware, Booker White, William & Versey Smith, Blind Willie Davis, Frank Palmes, Bo Weavil Jackson, Elder Otis Jones, Rev. Edward Clayborn, Blind Roosevelt Graves, Austin Coleman, Blind Joe Taggart, Eddie Head and Family, Dennis Crumpton and Robert Summers, Luther Magby, Jaybird Coleman, A.C. Forehand and Blind Mamie Forehand. The definitive WORD in sacred street music, culled and remastered from the collections of Gayle Dean Wardlow and John Fahey.


UDI HRANT- THE EARLY RECORDINGS VOL.1 CD (traditional crossroads, usa)
15.98usd/8.12gbp/10.32eur/1723jpy (approx)

UDI HRANT- THE EARLY RECORDINGS VOL.2 CD (traditional crossroads, usa)
15.98usd/8.12gbp/10.32eur/1723jpy (approx)

*Udi Hrant Kenkulian, the blind master of the Ud, the twelve-stringed, fretless lute is regarded as the grandfather of modern ud playing and one of the most unique singers of what some refer to as the Middle-Eastern Blues. In Turkey, he is known as Hrant Emre, meaning "of the soul." Following the success of the first Udi Hrant album on traditional crossroads we have compiled the complete early recordings transferred from the original discs, including many of his original compositions, rare recordings of Hrant playing the violin, and ud solos. Also included are his most famous taksims (improvisations) recorded when Hrant was only nineteen. Digitally remastered, each volume contains over an hour of music, detailed liner notes and rare photographs.

15.98usd/8.12gbp/10.32eur/1723jpy (approx)

*Reminiscent of New York’s 8th Avenue club scene of the 1950s, where Gypsies, Armenians, Turks, Jews, Greeks and Arabs played music together, Gypsy Fire brings together some of today’s best-known Turkish, Armenian, and Gypsy musicians in sizzling performances of favorite bellydance tunes from years past. A must for dancers!
Recent live performances include the 2004 Heimatklange Festival in Berlin. Artists include Richard Hagopian, recipient of the National Heritage Award, America’s highest honor awarded in the traditional folk arts; Yuri Yunakov, a legendary Turkish-Rom sax player from Bulgaria; Omar Faruk Tekbilek, renowned for his soundtrack recording of Suleyman the Magnificent; Arto Tunçboyaciyan, a regular percussionist with Al Dimeola, Joe Zawinal and Lucky Peterson; and Ara Dinkjian, whose Night Ark recordings topped the charts in Turkey and Greece.

TANBURI CEMIL BEY- VOLUMES 2 & 3 2CD (traditional crossroads, usa)
24.98usd/12.69gbp/16.14eur/2693jpy (approx)

*Tanburi Cemil Bey is the most renowned composer of instrumental art music from the late Ottoman Empire. For over a century, his contributions to the suite forms known as pesrev and saz semai and breathtaking, elegiac improvisations (taksims) on tanbur and kemençe have remained the benchmark for modern Turkish composers and performers. From 1910 to 1914, before the invention of the electronic microphone, the Blumenthal Record and Talking Machine Company made acoustic recordings featuring Cemil Bey. These volumes in our Tanburi Cemil Bey series include extraordinary taksims, some of Cemil Bey's best compositions, and rare collaborations with great early 20th-century Turkish singers and instrumentalists. All have been digitally remastered using the state-of-the-art CEDAR system. Each features extensive notes, including a biography of tanburi cemil bey as well as numerous photographs. Featuring Tanburi Cemil Bey on tanbur, kemençe, lavta, yayli tanbur and violoncello; other musicians include Tanburi Kadi Fuat Efendi, Udi Sevki Bey, Udi Nevres, and Kemani Salih Efendi, as well as some of the most celebrated master vocalists of the early 20th century, including Hafiz Asir, Hafiz Sabri Bey, Hafiz Yasar Okur, and Hafiz Sasi Osman Efendi.


PRINCE DOUGLAS- DUB ROOTS LP (wackie’s, germany)
17.98usd/9.13gbp/11.61eur/1938jpy (approx)

*shop favorite finally restocked… Engineer Douglas Levy was part of the original Wackies set up from 1974-75, alongside Lloyd Barnes and Jah Upton. For a while he would have his own label -- Hamma -- within the Bullwackies group; but besides Sugar Minott's International Herb, this 1980 dub album is his finest work. Wackies' fans have been clamouring for its reissue ever since Rhythm & Sound began making the catalogue available again. Many of the rhythms are derived from a tape given to the studio by Sly and Robbie, containing their versions of recent Joe Gibbs hits. And there are brilliant treatments of Tribesman Dub -- the rhythm for Tyrone Evans' Black Like Me -- and Wayne Jarrett's definitive interpretation of 'Every Tongue Shall Tell.' Elsewhere Jah Batta takes deejay duties -- likewise Prince Douglas himself. (And there are lovely skewed graphics by team regular Leslie Moore, self-styled 'LAM International'). But the deadliest cut of all reworks another gift, Steel Pulse's 'Handsworth Revolution,' which arrived in a parcel of records from England the same weekend as the session: 'March Down Babylon Dub,' with Bullwackie himself at the microphone in his Chosen Brothers guise, as steely and apocalyptic as Douglas Levy's fabulous production.


DAWSANO- GET ON THE FUNK TRAIN/ON A JOURNEY 12” (a jackin’ phreak, france)
11.98usd/6.09gbp/7.74eur/1291jpy (approx)

*AJP is A Jackin' Phreak own limited record label for carefully selected house and disco edits as well as rare or unreleased tracks, by him or by friends -here DJ D & Toni Rossano as Dawsano from London-, just for the love of music.

V/A- AUTOMAN 1 12” (automan, uk)
12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

*volume one of this killer bootleg series of classic italo-disco and proto-house re-edits. on the ‘a’ side, laidback’s ‘white horse’, the still fresh sounding 80's disco cult track, classic stuff! B-side is "be thankfull" by Craig Peyton, very nice electro-disco track with sweet pulsating basslines.

V/A- AUTOMAN 2 12” (automan, uk)
12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

*Strictly Limited edition two-track EP from the label that brought us the 'White Horse' remix. Track one is a painstaking remake of a Ron Hardy re-edit of a little known 80’s Italo Disco cut, 'Peaches And Prunes' by Nightlife Unlimited. A big track at Chicago’s legendary Musik Box lovingly recreated in a modern studio for maximum fidelity. More 80’s electronic disco on the flip, 'MBO Theme' from Klein & MBO, not as well known as their big hit 'Dirty Talk', but just as fantastic!

V/A- AUTOMAN 5 12” (automan, uk)
12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

*Fifth part and strongest release to date ft. early 80's Italodisco classic 'Spacer Woman' by charlie, a cult revival track since its appearance on the legendary Mixed Up in The Hague cd.

V/A- AUTOMAN 12 12” (automan, uk)
12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

*More euro-italo-electro-disco rarities from the Automan. Re-edits this time of: Patrick Cowley - ''Sea Hunt'' -only featured on the European release of ''Megatron Man''- and Z-Factor ''Fast Cars'' in two versions.

V/A- AUTOMAN 14 12” (automan, uk)
12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

*More euro-italo-electro-disco rarities from Automan. The Androids ''Dream Machine'' is a sleazy italo style female vocal cut from Canada released in 1980. An amazing combination of tough proto-house beats, sexy vocals and impeccable production. ''Pinch Roller'' is an obscure early Italo disco number from the late 70's. This track has a strong Balearic flavour and a big Chaplin Band influence (fans of Il Veliero will flip over this!).

V/A- AUTOMAN 15 12” (automan, uk)
12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

*Breathtakingly ahead-of-its-time electronic disco from 1979 produced by one third of Telex, Transvolta's ''Disco Computer'' features one the most amazing combinations of synthesized bass and vocoded vocals ever committed to vinyl!!! An LP only cut, East Wall's ''Privacy'' is a stunning italo / industrial number with incredible strings that give it an almost classic Detroit techno feel.

11.98usd/6.09gbp/7.74eur/1291jpy (approx)

*Re-edits from the black disco social club dj's Nitedog & Lovefingers, delivering some warm adult space disco/funk, reworking some of black disco's most popular late night gems. Is very nice!

BURGLAR TOM- EP 2 12” (burglar, uk)
13.98usd/7.10gbp/9.03eur/1507jpy (approx)

*Burglar Tom's second outing on vinyl sees him revisiting seminal tracks by LFO, Joy Division, Velvet Underground, Pixies, and The Fall, add to this the sonic collision of Yello vs Nitzer Ebb in the burglar's mix blender and, voila, another outstanding e.p. Limited so get one quick!

RICARDO VILLALOBOS VS. JAY HAZE- CONTEXTERRIOR #8.5 12” (contexterrior, netherlands)
12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

*A limited re-press of the second part of the collaborative double-EP by Ricardo Villalobos and Jay Haze from 2004 (part 1 is Context 008); originally released 2005… Twisted flavors and electronic psychedelia. A welcome revisit of past work from two innovative producers whose music straddles the line between practical dancefloor tracks and artful compositions. Although their cosmic connection dates back years before, Ricardo Villalobos and Jay Haze first met in person in New York City in 1999. Wearing a TuningSpork Records T-shirt, Jay showed up to see Ricardo DJ one night, and Ricardo approached him to mention that he was a fan of the label. Jay responded that he was in fact the co-owner, and the two were buddies ever since. Establishing themselves in Berlin in the early part of the new millennium, they shared a studio space together, which naturally led to some musical collaboration. Not too long after their original release in the summer and autumn of 2004, the twin EPs have been out of print and hard to obtain, until now. Contexterrior brings you the reissue of both 12"s, featuring six co-productions highlighted by their consistent quality within a variety of sounds: tasty acid elements, deep soulful moments, and the trademark sub-bass and buzz guaranteed to put any club subwoofer to work.

11.98usd/6.09gbp/7.74eur/1291jpy (approx)

*Absolute killer re-issue of two essential tracks from back in the day one in it's orginal form (the unforgettable acid house classic complete with 4am mind bender racing car samples!) and one with an awesome Derrick Carter edit - Armando's "Downfall" which will no doubt become a big collectors item. -phonica

GLENN CROCKER- WE HAVE ARRIVED 12” (chicago underground, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*Original pressings on Chicago Underground. Great chicago house tracks produced by Glenn Crocker, Craig Gilliam & Steve Poindexter. killer!

DJ DEEON & DJ SLUGO- GHETTO CLASSICS VOL.3 12” (dance mania, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*3rd slice of the ghetto pie featuring Deeon & Slugo classics like ''Let It Be'' and ''Where The Rats.'' It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.

V/A- ULTRAWAVE VOL. 2 12” (hot vitamin, uk)
11.98usd/6.09gbp/7.74eur/1291jpy (approx)

*restocked… Three track re-issue of three killer rare tracks from the crew behind the Automan series, Future State 'Future State' has a definite proto-house / techno feel and was big in both Chicago and Detroit when it was released in 1984, also included is an 82 cult hit by Codek.

H-TRACK- EDIT SERIES 12” (h-track, uk)
11.98usd/6.09gbp/7.74eur/1291jpy (approx)

*restocked… Californian DJ Hugh Herrera gives us the very first in a new series of classy re-redits for the H-Track label. Three tracks to get your teeth into with the A side giving us a tasty re-edit of The Quick's 'Zulu' although the real winner is the classy touching up of Punkin Machine's 'I Need You Tonight.' And as if that wasn't enough, Soft Cell's 'Where The Heart Is' finishes it all off in fine style. High class disco goodness!

NICK CHACONA- EAGLE CITY 12” (internasjonal, norway)
12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

*restocked… The new label by Norway's Prins Thomas, with an ubercool first offering by Nick Chacona. Both tracks are far superior from many of this year's released house fare!!

ALTER EGO- FUCKINGHAM PALACE 12” (klang elektronik, germany)
12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

*Nerk and Dirk Leyers, Modeselektor, Deepgroove and Jamie Anderson remix tracks off Alter Ego's Why Not?!. Nerk and Dirk give the sub-bass inferno "Fuckingham Palace" even MORE bass, while Modeselektor carry the principle of "comic techno" to the absolute extreme. Deepgroove and Jamie Anderson turn down the stomping beat of the original "Queen Anne's Revenge" a little bit, but it's still incredibly edgy.

12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

*Kevin Saunderson, one of the creators of techno, celebrates 20 years of productions. 4th installment double A side 12" of the Kevin Saunderson history project where KMS invite selected contributors to remix prime cuts of Kevin's productions crossing all his monikers, from Inner City, Reese Project, E Dancer, Resse and Santonio and Tronik House. A: Kevin Saunderson 'World Of Deep' Jesse Rose Respect To Detroit Remix. AA: Kevin Saunderson Feat. Inner City 'Good Love' Luciano Remix. 'Both mixes in my set work a treat. Jesse Rose remix is prime time dancefloor mix, killer every time. The Luciano remix is great for my deep sets or late night, really deep and really works.' - Kevin Saunderson.

9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*Another slice of Chicago acid jack sounds from Mr. Hieroglyphic Being's seminal Mathematics label. ''Watusi'' is first up, re-edited by the legendary Steve Poindexter of ''Computer Madness'' fame. ''Bantu'' & ''Les Jour Acide Ne Pas Bouger Immobile'' round out the package. Jackin' acieeeeed!!

19.98usd/10.15gbp/12.91eur/2154jpy (approx)

*shop favorite restocked… The Baia Degli Angeli. It’s not exaggerate to say everything started there. The golden age of disco, clubbing, glamour: just everything. I’m not saying ‘discoteques’ were a novelty (although in Italy were still called nightclubs, or ‘balere’). There was the Piper, in 1965, which instilled a little bit of ‘swingin’ London inside the ancient walls of the ‘the eternal city’, Roma. There was the Altro Mondo Studios, built up as a kind of spaceship or galactic island, which in ‘67 was making believe young riminesi (not only them, anyways) that Future with capital ‘F’, the one of Urania and the first sci-fi tv series, was just a question of weeks, or a couple of months at the most. But from the start the Baia was another story. Another world, too. It started in1974, on the edge of the still big ’68 revolutionary excitement and also on the grandeur of his creator, Giancarlo Tirotti, a little local tycoon, well introduced in roman cinema’s jet-set and a taste and elegance definitely ‘international’ and - for those days - absolutely new. Let’s say it once for all: the New York’s Studio 54 hasn’t invented anything. Mixing ‘stars’ and normal people in a beautiful place, in a way that simply ‘being there’ was already an experience, it was a bright intuition of Tirotti three years in advance of Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager. At the Baia you could meet Hollywood’s movie stars transiting in Italy, and by the way - before the conversion into disco, it was a sporting-club for the rich - with those totally white walls, the indoor and outdoor pools, the terrace where one could get a breathtaking view of Gabicce, it looked just like a Californian resort. Music - another news - was loud, really loud, and there was no rule of ‘three slows & three shakes’, something still in vigour in all the other clubs. And it was open till 6 a.m., you could watch the dawn at the Baia... listening to the new Philly Sound, played by Bob Day and Tom Sison the two dj’s Tirotti brought from New York. Punctually, all the other djs from Rimini and Riccione would come at the Baia to listen what Bob & Tom were doing, and it was always a shock! Firstly for the records, which both of them were getting right from USA, and the tecnique, too... In those days, putting a piece of paper between the record and the turntable, in order to get a faster start and a better mixing, was just a revolutionary strike... The day Bob & Tom decided to go back to America, they themselves - like a Star Wars saga - had to designate a substitute for the Baia’s consolle. It is 1977, and the chosen one is a young local dj already well known to the nightflies of the italian East Coast: Daniele Baldelli. In the meantime discomusic was spreading everywhere in Italy. The Baia - like a Fiorucci’s dream come true - displays plexiglass dancefloors and a crazy dj-booth inside a lift that goes up and down all the night long... the people is dancing on the 4 floors, look around and feel like being in a very ‘transgressive’ tv show, like the famous Strix on sunday nights. Rivers of champagne and a lot of very suspicious little powders are flowing... Actors, intellectuals and starlets of the little screen are usual presence on the dance floors and sofas. Grace Jones is so often a guest to become practically part of the environment. How beautiful was the Baia! Always completely white. Not a minute wrong detail, nor a hint of bad taste to ruin the elegant skyline. Only light, bright light... A battery of lights effects on a mechanical arm was moving and spreading around very sexy showers of lights and shadows. The little neon-light angel, sort of good-luck symbol who became the Baia’s logo and occasionally some exploit a-la-Warhol (like the Marylin Monroe’s icon deliriously librated in the air with stripes & ballons). The ‘golden age’ of the Baia Degli Angeli lasted only two seasons. In ‘78, after repeated breaks by the Police is the definitive closing. Too much fuss, too much intimidations from the sleepy establishment of the adriatic riviera. Too many ‘joyous powders’, for the Authority. A press document of the time (just a laughing matter today) states that the Baia «with is mere existence is promoting drugs between young people». The little air-balloon who gave birth to the glittering dream of the Baia was finally blown up... and the legend begins. And, as always goes when legends are born (think about NewYork’s Loft or Paradise Garage, or Chicago’s Warehouse), everybody started saying «I’ve been there», when actually just very few people stepped at the Baia, and danced to the music of Baldelli and his associate, the ‘generous’ Claudio ‘Mozart’ Rispoli. Those were other days... days were one wasn’t trotting up and down Italy with the same easyness of today: but if the wheels of the 128’s and the 500’s would not reach everywhere, the ‘mixtapes’ with the recordings of those legendary nights would. The popping out of a ‘mixtape’ from the Baia Degli Angeli in a provincial italian city was an event able to change the course of History. A lot of dj’s (today superstars) , one name for all: Claudio Coccoluto, have seen the Light listening to the ‘mixtapes’ of Baldelli & Mozart, which were just doing incredible things back then, mixing Kraftwerk, War & Jean Luc Ponty, with the smooth and comfort of someone who understood that music is a big treasure box from where one can track down shining gems. The Baia is the place who gave birth to the italian ‘dj culture’, and where ‘garage’ was invented, three years in advance from the Paradise Garage and ‘ambient’ ten years before ambient, mixing styles and genres with the absolutely open ‘attitude’ that Baldelli would bring out as a real trade mark of his own, starting from the subsequent adventure of the ‘Cosmic’, on the lake of Garda, the place where the so-called ‘afro’ phenomenon was born. But that’s another story... Fabio De Luca, june 2005.

19.98usd/10.15gbp/12.91eur/2154jpy (approx)

*Post-disco and electro grooves all strung together beautifully! The Cosmic was the successor to Baia Degli Angeli, and featured the same DJ -- Daniele Baldelli -- but a very different sound overall -- one that was much more tuned to the electronic modes bubbling forth from England, Germany, and New York in the early 80s -- sounds that were sometimes stark and spare, sometimes warm and funky -- and which are remembered beautifully on the music in this set. The CD features 20 discreet tracks that include "Endless Race" by Wally Badarou, "This Man" by Phill & The Friends, "Maccaroni Radio" by Eddy Trauba & MM Greco, "Pages" by Axxess, "State Of The Nation" by Fad Gadget, "Cosmic Parsley" by Daniele Baldelli, "Pagaia" by Tony Esposito, "Touch" by Secession, "While You Want" by New Music, "African Rapness" by Chris Hinze, "Chinese Revenge" by Koto, and "Lescudjack" by Michael Chapman. -dustygroove

V/A- MEMBERS ONLY VOLUME 1 12” (members only, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*shop favorite restocked… ''Check Out Cha Mind'' and ''Members Only Theme'' (with some Klein & MBO in there). Deep underground Chicago staple of music played by the chosen few to the ones who truly know how deep it is. Now it's time for the masses to feel the real deepness of the true Chicago 80's era of music. Only ten percent of what happened there in the 80's is known to the rest of the world. Don't you wanna know the rest? Become a Member....

V/A- MEMBERS ONLY VOLUME 2 12” (members only, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*shop favorite restocked… This time a classic Chicago beat track ''It's House'' by Chip E gets put through the blender, and served up with a AA side of no new wave madness, namely a hard spaced edit of ''Frozen Faces'' by Propaganda. Enjoy. Deep underground Chicago staple of music played by the chosen few to the ones who truly know how deep it is. Now it's time for the masses to feel the real deepness of the true Chicago 80's era of music. Only ten percent of what happened here in the 80s, is known to the rest of the world. Don't you wanna know the rest? Become a Member.

V/A- MEMBERS ONLY VOLUME 3 12” (members only, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*shop favorite restocked… 3rd installment in the successful historical archives edit series. A side features an unrelenting edit of the group Jakki's ode to the sun, ripe for the Summer. The flipside turns a Chaka Khan B-side rarity into a disco-not-disco clash with jack. Deep underground Chicago staple of music played by the chosen few to the ones who truly know how deep it is. Become a Member.

V/A- MEMBERS ONLY VOLUME 4 12” (members only, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*finally repressed and in stock for the first time!!! Back In Time's -Gonna Make It Now- is a super-rare disco joint only released on a white label in the 70s and played by Chicago’s superstar DJ Ron Hardy. On the flip is some classic Last Poets agitprop -N*ggers Are Scared of Revolution-. Become a Member!

V/A- MEMBERS ONLY VOLUME 5 12” (members only, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*shop favorite restocked… Two more essentials from the enigmatic producer. ''Don't Fight The Feeling'' is an edit of a 1977 classic ''Love Somebody'' by Joe Bisso. ''I Like Music'' is an edit of a 1983 jam ''Love N Music'', by Italo artist RIS.

V/A- MEMBERS ONLY VOLUME 6 12” (members only, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*shop favorite restocked… 2 More smoldering infernos from this towering Chicago producer who pays tribute to the legend of Ron Hardy in his own way. Here we find edits made from Claudia Berry's ''Sweet Dynamite'' and Crown Heights Affair's ''Gallery of Love''.

V/A- MEMBERS ONLY VOLUME 7 12” (members only, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*shop favorite restocked… 3 More smoldering infernos from this towering Chicago producer who pays tribute to the legend of Ron Hardy in his own way. Here we find edits made from Frankie Goes to Hollywood's ''Welcome To The Terrordome'', Chris & Cosey's ''Heartbeat'' and the Stars on 25 remix of Kline And MBO's ''Dirty Talk'' and B Beat Girls' ''For The Same Man''.

V/A- MEMBERS ONLY VOLUME 8 12” (members only, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*shop favorite restocked… The Ron Hardy tribute juggernaut rolls on with two more flashes of enlightenment. A slice of Salsoul scorcher is paired with the cooler vibe from Chris & Cosey. A - The Sensation Of Love; B - Gardens of the Flesh.

V/A- MEMBERS ONLY VOLUME 9 12” (members only, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*shop favorite restocked… Last chance gas? We finish the year in fine form with what may be the last vinyl volume of this series (actually theres two more about to drop… stay tuned) breaking out to the world the sound pioneered by Music Box DJ Ron Hardy in the laste 80s pairs Anne Clarke w/Lil Louis. A - Anne Clarke - Our Darkness; B - Lil Louis & Diamond Corp - Why Fall.

YAZOO- RECONNECTED 12” (mute, germany)
12.98usd/6.59gbp/8.39eur/1399jpy (approx)

*Remixes of classic Yazoo by Hercules and Love Affair, Black Light, Das Shadow and Electronic Periodic.

JOHN DAHLBÄCK- PYRAMID 12” (pickadoll, sweden)
13.98usd/7.10gbp/9.03eur/1507jpy (approx)

*After the super-elegant album release Winners & Fools, which caused a massive stir in ALL clubs, John Dahlbäck keeps on rocking with more canned adrenaline. Positive house vibes and a melody that will stick in your head and put a smile on your face. A more aggressive mix comes from the well-known new producer/genius Dirty South. The melody walks hand-in-hand with a big house piano. A true must-have for all old and new Pickadoll fans.

V/A- UNDERDOG EDITS VOL.3 12” (underdog edits, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*restocked… Supercool edits of an old Jackson 5 track on this part 3 of the Udet edit serie. Absolutly killer version of this track which has been kind of re-discovered by Theo Parrish. The Jacksons sound cooler then ever before! The flip contains a sweet soul-funk track by Branda Russels. Very much recommended!

V/A- UNDERDOG EDITS VOL.7 12” (underdog edits, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*restocked… You never know where he's going next & we're always holding our breath to see what he's going to teach us this time. The U-Dog bites back hard with novel re-rendering of a blaxploitation classic, ''Brothers Gonna Work It Out'' where he uses the intro as a breakdown. The B, ''Funk For Days'', is an anthem for your neo-party, an ultra rare disco track that draws $100 for the original 7'' on the web.

V/A- UNDERDOG EDITS VOL.9 12” (underdog edits, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*restocked… The Richie Family was one of disco's supergroups. Philadelphia-esque sound, from the drums and strings. Originally part of a medley, extended drums and added dub-like effects to give it more drive. We are sure Larry Levan and Walter Gibbons are smiling down on this one! ''Smoke'' is from the Chocolate City record label. Super obscure disco!

V/A- UNDERDOG EDITS VOL.10 12” (underdog edits, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*restocked… Stand Up is their hard to find second single which wasn't big, 'cause it was too short. That's no longer a problem. ''Cantina Bar Theme'' from Star Wars was a huge music box fave so here the Udog has friendlied it up w/extended breaks & all what you need.

V/A- UNDERDOG EDITS VOL.11 12” (underdog edits, usa)
9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*restocked… The Underdog bites back w/2 Norman Harris produced warehouse classics: Are You Ready For This? & Get On Down. Neither of these classic cuts ever were released on 12''.

9.98usd/5.07gbp/6.45eur/1076jpy (approx)

*Another mighty step for unified sees Chicago's mr. a.l.i.'s latest single "imagine freedom" remixed by nyc heavyweight dj spinna. The results are a deep shelteresque house cut with spoken word vocals. Also on the remix tip is Chicagos glenn underground. 12" includes instrumental on the spinna mix.

13.98usd/7.10gbp/9.03eur/1507jpy (approx)

*Fantastic reissue of an amazing slice of early '80s electro sleaze deviance. Featuring highly in many a DJ's list of must-haves, this mega rare midtempo Italo classic comes with both the extended vocal version as well as the awesome dub with its great a cappella intro and wild tripped out dub effects, one of the standout tracks on LCD Soundsystem's recent critically acclaimed Fabriclive compilation. Also included is a great electronic cover version of the Barrabas' classic 'Woman.' Digitally remastered for superior sound and with full original label artwork. Essential!

V/A- OLD SCHOOL RIDER 12” (white label, uk)
11.98usd/6.09gbp/7.74eur/1291jpy (approx)

*restocked… This ep is compiled by the mystery "Old School Rider": born and raised in downtown Chicago, his aim is to find dusty 12"s with oldschool grooves that moves gentle and intense souls. The first ep has three hard to find tracks: Colm III 'Echoes Of Love' : is one of those lost Chicago classics that was played by Dj Harvey. Supermax 'One Day Lover' : you should all know this Supermax track that's been played by the entire disco community including Prins Thomas, Todd Terje, Laser Magnetic boys, and everyone from Norway. This is a housier version. John Rocca 'Move your body' : Another Chicago classic from John Rocca, a rare version editted to suit your late nite needs. 'Spirit Of An Edit' : Old school Italian house beats from dusty basement from 1991. -phonica


WAX POETICS- #29 JUNE/JULY 2008 MAGAZINE (wax poetics, usa)
8.98usd/4.56gbp/5.80eur/968jpy (approx)

*On the covers, front: Herbie Hancock, back: Spoonie Gee. Contents: Re:Discovery, Kutiman, Plantlife, Ocote Soul Sounds, Soul Messages, Nigeria 70, K-Def, Pete Rock, Cinematic Orchestra, Lee Fields, Sam Rivers, Lalo Schifrin, Herbie Hancock, Spoonie Gee, Cedric Brooks, Freddie Fresh, Jackson Conti. 128 pages, full color, high gloss, incredibly well-done and essential. 29th issue of this U.S.-based production.

THE WIRE- #293 JULY 2008 MAGAZINE (the wire, uk)
8.98usd/4.56gbp/5.80eur/968jpy (approx)

*On the cover: Mark Stewart (The former Pop Group godfather talks up his new outernationalist album and warns against being absorbed into a consumerist 'flatpack reality'). Features: Rustie (This Scottish wunderkind's bass-heavy 'aquacrunk' is the perfect beat for Glasgow's busy party scene); Franz Hautzinger (Why the Austrian trumpeter rejected Reductionism in favor of more eclectic, promiscuous fusions); Cross Platform: Materials Library (Joanne Lee meets Zoe Laughlin, curator of a London research project into the sound of everyday stuff); Invisible Jukebox: .snd; The Necks (Australian improvising trio Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck and Lloyd Swanton explain how their weightless, long-haul explorations achieve lift-off); Bill Dixon (The trumpeter has always patrolled the borders of tonality, from his 60s work with Archie Shepp and Cecil Taylor to his current, monumental Darfur).


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