Rare Changes is a collection of songs Mayer Hawthorne released as singles from June 2019 to July 2020. Mayer’s been digging in the crates and you can hear the influences in his music. A touch of Shuggie Otis here, some Bob Marley there, a sprinkle of Sly Stone…
Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai - Original Motion Picture Score, produced by The RZA, is now available on official Red or White Vinyl editions! This masterpiece was previously only given a limited Japanese release, and is the first film score produced by The RZA and features appearances by Wu-Tang Clan.
More than once Jay Richford and Gary Stevan’s Feelings has been described as the greatest library record ever released. Of course Be With can’t be seen to be playing favourites, but we have to admit, it’s pretty good. Insanely rare and immensely sought-after, it’s a tough funk, street jazz masterpiece coveted for many years by collectors of all musical...
For their 15th album What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?, Public Enemy are back on Def Jam, the powerhouse label they helped build with their golden-age hip-hop classics. It’s a well-timed return to the center of the industry.
King's Disease is the 13th studio album by American rapper Nas. It was released on August 21, 2020, through Mass Appeal Records. It succeeds his twelfth studio album, Nasir, released two years prior. The album features guest appearances from Charlie Wilson, Hit-Boy, Big Sean, Don Toliver, Lil Durk, Anderson Paak, Brucie B, Nas' supergroup The Firm, Fivio...
To celebrate the album's 10th anniversary, Far Out Recordings announces the first ever vinyl edition of Arthur Verocai's 2007 masterpiece Encore. Remastered from the original tapes, Encore features 11 original compositions from Arthur with guest musicians including Azymuth, Ivan Lins and a nine-piece string section.
For the first time officially on wax, the Hiero Oldies is a collection of early works from the Hieroglyphics crew featuring Del The Funkyhomosapien, Casual, Pep Love, and Souls of Mischief. This also marks the first official vinyl release of the timeless tune "Step To My Girl".
As the first album from the legendary, Busta Rhymes in eleven years, Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God, Rhymes enlisted Chris Rock to tease the album announcement. With 2 singles released so far; "The Don & The Boss" which features legendary Jamaican artist, Vybz Kartel; and YUUUU which features, and is produced by the musical savant,...
There is no disputing that Benny The Butcher has arrived. With anticipation now at a fever pitch, Benny The Butcher puts a bow on his and Griselda’s genre-shifting year with his new album Burden Of Proof; an album that aligns the best rapper alive, with the hottest producer (Hit-Boy) of 2020. Mastered by Guru, Burden of Proof is The Butcher’s official...
Tru Thoughts presents Covers 3 the third instalment of the label’s "Covers" compilation series, compiled by A&R, label co-founder and renowned DJ Robert Luis. The release brings together unique and captivating cover versions by past and present artists on the roster, which have been released and loved as album tracks, singles or one-offs alongside...
The Cold Crush Brothers were deep into the hip hop scene years before they released this album, as one of the pioneers of hip hop. Troopers is the debut LP released in 1988. Highlights from the album include the powerful Feel the Horns and the title track Troopers.
The debut album from New York rappers Bronx Slang combines hard hitting, conscious lyrics with tough beats that acknowledge their roots and hip hop their origins. Strictly limited first pressing of Bronx Slang's self-titled debut album on single 12" vinyl with full colour sleeve and inner sleeve printed on heavyweight reverse board stock. Artwork by Mr....
The Slim Shady LP is the second studio album and the major-label debut by American rapper Eminem, released on February 23, 1999 by Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. Recorded in Ferndale, Michigan, following Eminem's recruitment by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the album features production from Dr. Dre, the Bass Brothers, and Eminem himself.
Paid in Full is the debut album of American hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, released on July 7, 1987, by Island-subsidiary label 4th & B'way Records. The duo recorded the album at hip hop producer Marley Marl's home studio and Power Play Studios in New York City, following Rakim's response to Eric B.'s search for a rapper to complement his disc...
Strictly Business is the debut album by golden age hip-hop duo EPMD. It was originally released on June 21, 1988, by Fresh/Sleeping Bag Records. It peaked at #80 on the Billboard 200 soon after release, yet it earned an RIAA gold album certification within four months of it's release. In addition, it has received much positive critical attention since...
Igor is the fifth studio album by American rapper and producer Tyler, the Creator. It was released on May 17, 2019, through A Boy is a Gun and distributed by Columbia Records. Produced entirely by Tyler himself, the album features guest appearances from Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, Solange, Kanye West, and Jerrod Carmichael.
2Pacalypse Now is the solo debut studio album by American rapper 2Pac, released on November 12, 1991, by Interscope Records. 2Pacalypse Now is 2Pac's commentary on contemporary social issues facing American society, such as racism, police brutality, poverty, black on black crime, and teenage pregnancy. It featured three singles: "Brenda's Got a Baby",...
Criminal Minded is the debut studio album by hip hop music group Boogie Down Productions, released on March 3, 1987 by B-Boy Records. It is considered a highly influential and one of the greatest albums in hip-hop history. Since its release, the album has been sampled, interpolated and paraphrased.
Finding Forever is the seventh studio album by Common, released on July 31, 2007 on GOOD Music and Geffen Records. Like Common's previous album, Be (2005), Finding Forever is primarily produced by Kanye West. The album debuted at the number one on the Billboard 200, selling 155,000 units in the first week, becoming Common's first chart-topper.
Since its inception in the 1970s, hip hop music and the culture surrounding it has become a hugely influential and popular musical form in America and around the world. Its popularity extends beyond the urban centres where it was born and pervades and influences youth culture around the globe.
Vinyl: The Art of Making Records is a celebration of the medium's fascinating history and triumphant rebirth. From weighty 78s to feisty 45s, from eccentric Eps to legendary long-players, it brings vinyl off the shelves and out of the crates.
Public Enemy has been the most musically and politically radical rap group in the country. Their sheer presence was revolutionary: from racially charged lyrics to the iconic b-boy in the crosshairs logo, Chuck D, Flava Flav, and the rest were at the forefront of a changing rap scene.
Peter Benjaminson pays tribute to the remarkable life of Mary Wells through a fascinating biography. His relentless research has resulted in not only a riveting tale of Wells's many personal battles but also a gripping snapshot of the music industry in which she worked.
The Prodigy were prowling the underground of the UK rave scene, first as a blistering demo of tunes by the 'prodigious' teenage Liam Howlett, then latterly with their breakthrough masterpiece, Music for the Jilter Generation. Martin Roach was present throughout the band's early years and documented their rise to fame from the underground into the bright...
In Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain, Charles R. Cross, author of the New York Times bestselling Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven, examines the legacy of the Nirvana front man and takes on the question: why does Kurt Cobain still matter so much, 20 years after his death?
Holiday is widely considered to be the greatest jazz singer of all time. Dozens of singers were influenced by her in her own time, including Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington and Frank Sinatra. Racism, drugs, alcohol and the men who abused her are all dealt with in this warts-and-all biography.
The music of James Brown was almost a genre in its own right, and he was one of the biggest and most influential cultural figures of the twentieth century. But the singer known as the 'Hardest Working Man in Show Business' was also an immensely troubled, misunderstood and complicated man.
Stuart Cosgrove's Young Soul Rebels is a compelling and intimate story of northern soul, Britain's most fascinating musical underground scene, and takes the reader on a journey into the iconic clubs that made it famous - The Twisted Wheel, The Torch, Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and Cleethorpes Pier.
Detroit 67 is the story of Motor City in the year that changed everything. Twelve chapters take you on a turbulent year-long journey through the drama and chaos that ripped through the city in 1967 and tore it apart in personal, political and interracial disputes.
Приятели, отдавна искахме да направим събитие, на което да съберем меломани-почитатели на музиката на грамофонни плочи и модни откачалки на едно място. Е, това място е Kloshar Showroom, София и на 1ви и 2ри февруари ви каним на VINYL MARKET, организиран от Kloshar Bags, MyVinyl и Домъ на плочата Soul Searchin'.Read More
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"Пловдив Джаз Фест" е международен музикален фестивал за джаз музика и култура. Джазът е вплетен в традициите и културата на Пловдив. Форумът продължава 10-годишна традиция - той е наследник на "Пловдивски джаз вечери" и от 2016 г. посреща ежегодно в началото на ноември в Пловдив някои от най-влиятелните артисти на световната джаз сцена.Read More
Нашите приятели от Funky Fresh и МКЦ подготвят поредното трето издание на единствената конвенция за винил в Македония. Тя ще се състои на 28 септември / събота в просторното фоайе на МКЦ и за нас от MyVinyl и Домъ на плочата Soul Searchin' ще е чест и удоволствие да участваме отново. Събитието ще е цял ден и цяла нощ на едно място, където се очаква да се съберат голям брой любители на винил културата.Read More
В това ревю ще ви представим испанския лейбъл Jazz Images, позициониран в Барселона, който съчетава изкуството на най-големите джаз фотографи с най-добрите записи на най-изявените джаз майстори на всички времена! Ще се фокусираме върху техните три интересни колекции, посветени на 3-ма големи и емблематични фигури в джаз фотографията, а именно: Francis Wolff, William Claxton и Jean-Pierre Leloir.Read More
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В последните години казахме сбогом на много значими хора от света на музиката. През февруари на 2017-та година ни остави авангардният гений на Дейвид Акселрод. Роден е през 1931-а в Ел Ей и е израстнал там. С музикално образование е. Баща му е активист. През 60-те работи в Capitol Records и тази статия ще разкаже накратко именно за този период.Read More
Сещате ли се за онези малки плочи, които през 50-те се въртяха в джубокс машините? Да, точно тези, с голямата дупка по средата! "You spin me round and round... like a record..." Ето, че тази година 7-инчовите винили удариха 70 години от създаването си!Read More