Available: 15th June 2021
TK Disco - THE Miami disco and boogie label, dominated throughout the 1970's and 1980's with back to back classics revered by dancers and disc jocks alike.
It's no wonder the labels catalogue still gets played today and still makes people dance, inspiring new fans and the old school alike to hunt down the ubiquitous yellow labelled 12 inch singles with fervour. It's in this spirit that TK present some of the finest contemporary reworkings from their legendary catalogue, classics reimagined with todays dancefloor in mind, nipped and tucked in just the right way by some of the finest names to flirt with the discotheque. Across 2 lovingly mastered and selected slabs of wax we have versions from Dimitri From Paris, Norman Jay, Todd Terje, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Kon and Danny Krivit - A truly allstar cast right there - all showing their love for this sunshine state disco powerhouse. Resplendent in original TK Disco label art and with the classic 'palm tree' sleeve this 100% legit and official selection of re-edits is now available for your disco dancin' pleasure. Dig in, and enjoy!
A1. Jimmy Bo Horne - Spank (Dimitri From Paris Classic Re-Edit)
A2. Ted Taylor - Ghetto Disco (Norman Jay Edit)
B1. I'm Your Boogie Man (Todd Terje Edit)
B2. T-Connection - Do What You Wanna Do (Kon's Keep It Moving Mix)
C1. KC & The Sunshine Band - I Get Lifted (Todd Terje Edit)
C2. Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together (LNTG No More War Rework)
D1. Gwen McCrae - Move Me Baby (Danny Krivit Edit)
D2. Ralph Macdonald - Jam On The Groove (Danny Krivit Edit)
Available: 15th June 2021
Jhelisa Anderson's voice was ubiquitous throughout the mid 90's and beyond, her debut LP Galactica Rush had been released by Dorado to critical acclaim and Friendly Pressure was a huge single that crossed numerous underground borders, finding favour with soul fans and clubbers and DJ's alike, providing a late-night / early morning soundtrack to weekends spent partying, expressing and hanging out. Dorado commissioned numerous remixes of this future classic, but it was Ceri Evans' aka Sunship whose 2-step / UKG remixes in 1998 solidified Friendly Pressure as a stone-cold pirates anthem, a total smash on the buzzing UK Garage scene. Evans had been a member of the UK's legendary Jazz-funk outfit The Brand New Heavies, so his sound was a swinging fusion of soul, jazz and snapping UKG drum programming. Fused with Jhelisa's beautiful voice, the Sunship mixes are now regarded as classics and will undoubtedly bring the vibes to any dancefloor, sounding as fresh and soulful as they did back in 1998.
Friendly Pressure has been legitimately re-released with the full involvement of Dorado Recordings and was remastered by London's Curve Pusher from the original DAT's especially for Mint Condition. 100% legit, licensed and released. Dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your favourite reissue label - Mint Condition!
A Friendly Pressure (From Midnight Mix)
B Friendly Pressure (Into The Sunshine Mix)
Release Date: 4th June 2021
Ron Trent's masterpiece from 1993 "I feel The Rhythm" in the rebound! For the first time together on one record with the remixes by Paul Johnson & Inner Experience which came out 1999 on Prescription Records - a must have!
A. Ron Trent - I Feel The Rhythm
B1. Inner Experience Revision
B2. Paul Johnson Remix
Available: 18th May 2021
Astral Black welcome Eahwee (pronounced errr-wee)to the fold for his 'Solitude' EP. Through his production work with MC's such as Mutant Academy's Koncept Jack$on & High Focus' Coop, a handful of releases on Dallas-based label Sunday Dinner and a flurry of bandcamp beat tapes - the London-based producer has quietly made a name for himself on the international beat scene. With the release of 'Solitude', Eahwee joins the ranks of Astral Black alumni & his production peers Budgie, Shy One & JD. Reid amongst the labels forward-thinking-producer blessed catalogue.
Across the 12-tracks here on 'Solitude', Eahwee contorts a gold-mine of 70's soul samples into a psychedelic reflection on isolation & the human experience, presented in the form a life affirming 17-minute long mixtape. From the exultantly ethereal sounds of 'Duuduu' & 'Windough' to the heart string pulling 'Naybahuud' & 'Rarecandy', Solitude is a testament to how Eahwee has developed his craft into an effortless touch. Though largely instrumental, peppered along the way are a handful of vocal performances in the form of guest appearances from Blah Records commander-in-chief, Lee Scott, the mafioso memoirs of extra terrestrial MC Melanin 9 and neo-soul sage, Ninjah Aragniz – who closes off proceedings with the infinitely loop-able summer anthem 'yah yah'.
The 7" vinyl edition is limited to 100 copies and includes tracks 'LOOOL', 'Shame' & "yah yah' featuring Lee Scott, M9 & Ninjah Aragniz respectively, alongside their instrumentals. Whilst the cassette edition, limited to 30 copies, features all 12 tracks in full on the A-side, with all 12 instrumentals on the B-side.
The Artwork, a comment on working with the best & worse of human nature, comes courtesy of Eahwee himself with yypography & additional design by Morgan Hislop.
A1. LOOOL ft. Lee Scott
A2. LOOOL (instrumental)
A3. yah yah ft. Ninjah Aragniz
B1. Shame ft. M9
B2. Shame (instrumental)
B3. yah yah (instrumental)
Available: 17th May 2021
DJ Trax is back with a signature funk fuelled journey through the many forms of jungle, teaming up with his old mates 2 Bad Mice and the Over/Shadow crew. Dave has remained true to his craft, championing vinyl, is still an avid collector and a regular on a broad spectrum of well respected radio shows. Dave's knowledge of breaks, samples and the history of our music is second to none and this 3 track EP enforces Dave's status as one of the most respected producers and DJ's in the scene. Opting to take it back to our roots the EP is on a heavyweight 180g black vinyl and is limited so grab it while you can!
a1. Lost In You
b2. Time For Change
Release Date: 28th May 2021
Rua Sound's sought after "Foxy Jangle" series returns for its seventh installment with a double-A side from Law & Wheeler and Mister Shifter, backed as always with hand-drawn artwork by Dublin graffiti artist CISTO.
Law & Wheeler roll out the hypnotic jungle vibes on Visions of Apparitions on one side, while Mister Shifter revisits his Dreada track on the other, raining down a peak time amen apocalypse in fine style.
a1. Visions of Apparitions
b1. Dreada Than Dreada (Dreada VIP)
Available: 7th May 2021
Deep house legend Kerri Chandler's mighty "Atmosphere EP" dropped in 1993 and still packs a punch today! A killer, heavyweight 4 tracker of deep Zanzibar, Shelter channeling NJ House music that has always been a big one among the DJ's, heads and dancers. Opener "Climax 1" is an organ driven, stomping groove with piano stabs sprinkled throughout managing to sound tough and subtle at the same time while it's partner "Climax 2" is an uplifting, old school leaning cut with vocal loops, samples and that unmistakable KC swing! On side-B "Track 1" kicks things off with some super, rock hard drums and horn samples woven through those blissed out late night synth sounds, one to get lost in! "Track 2" rounds out the EP in fine style and sounds a bit like Kerri is jamming with Mr.Fingers as the ubiquitous Juno bassline rolls out over some jazzy piano, lush pads, strings and claps making the "Atmosphere EP" a truly essential record with every track oozing pure class.
This has always been a sought after 12" due to it's classic status and has often changed hands on-line for collectors prices. Now it is available again, re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released with permission and in conjunction with Shelter Records, New York City and featuring the original 1993 label artwork.
A1 Climax 1
A2 Climax 2
B1 Track 3
B2 Track 4
Available: 7th May 2021
Larry de Kat joins Alexis Raphael’s recently launched Paella Hair Sex imprint with his debut EP on the label entitled ‘Radio K-Nip 4.20 FM’.
Utrecht-based DJ and producer Larry de Kat is a rising talent with releases on Slapfunk Records, Lazare Hoche, Ruff and his own Katnip imprint. The artist has built a diverse underground following with his eclectic but distinctive sound gaining support from the likes of Bicep, Mark Farina, Ben UFO and Subb-An. 'Radio K-Nip 4.20FM' explores Jazz, Hip-Hop, House and Funk, adding another impressive release to his growing catalogue.
Alexis has established himself as a critical figure within the house scene since rising through the ranks in 2011. His illustrious career has seen his material land on prestigious labels like Hot Creations, Mad Tech, Moda Black, Get Physical and Nervous, whilst remixing Disciples, Kim English, Tiger Stripes and Miguel Campbell. The recently launched Paella Hair Sex imprint is the beginning of a new chapter in the long-standing Deep House artist’s musical story. A return to vinyl in 2016 sparked the inspiration behind the vinyl-only label, now welcoming a heavyweight release from Larry de Kat this coming March.
Brief ‘cut and paste’ opener 'Tune In Turn On' features immersive drum loops, spoken word vocals and a classic flute sample, laying the way for the rest of the package. The sensational ‘J’ provides a feel-good Deep House affair, as a slick bassline sequence fuses with rising synth lines and soulful vocals to guide listeners on a hypnotic journey. The charming vibe continues on interludes - ‘The Spoiler’, ‘LoPass’ and ‘Zoned Out’ which showcase another side to the artists’ unique style, providing three stripped-back modern jazz affairs.
On the flip, Larry de Kat’s rework of Vanity 6’s ‘Nxsty Girl’ combines funk-infused melodies with taut bass guitar-riffs and loose percussion arrangements to keep the energy flowing. ‘Criminally Understated’ is a harmonic slice of old skool gospel and soul - sensual chords, soft keys and fluttering modulations rise through the cosmos, whilst the B-side interludes 'Lonnies Tune', 'Interloot' and Tribulations round out proceedings in style.
a1. Tune In Turn On
a3. The Spoiler
a4. LoPass CLIP
a5. Zoned Out (Locked Groove)
b1. Lonnies Tune
b2. Nxsty Girl
b4. Criminally Underrated
Available: May 2021
It’s a given that timing is everything in music – most obviously in terms of composition and production but often just as much in regard to conception and release – the latter two doubly poignantly so in the case of this massive DOOM vs The Sugarcubes mash-up LP from turntablist and producer Krash Slaughta.
A1. DOOMS Introduction
A2. I’m Hungry DOOM
A3. Great Vitamins
A4. Chihuahua Face
A5. Hit It
A6. Gold Raid
A7. Nurse Chong
B1. I’m Hungry DOOM Inst
B2. Great Vitamins Inst
B3. Chihuahua Face Ins
B4. Hit It Inst
B5. Gold Raid Inst
B6. Nurse Chong Inst
B7. Chihuahua Face Alternative Mix
Available: 4th May 2021
*Strictly 1 per customer only - any multiple copies or orders will be cancelled and refunded*
The long awaited vinyl version including the unreleased original version of Taken Away and the bonus album “Demos, Cassettes, Adats and Floppies”
A1. Do Wrong
A2. Taken Away
B1. I’m Already Hi
B2. Let Me In
B3. Goodbye Everybody
C1. Let Me Show You Love
C2. Slow Down
D1. Stay Awhile
D2. Taken Away (Original Mix)
E2. We Wanna Party
E3. Cotton 4 Daze
F1. Pullup Selecta
F2. Thought About It
F3. I Got Werk