Thug Life – Volume 1 (LP)

22,90 €*
Jay-Z – At Studio One (LP)

25,90 €*
Bread of Kaliwild A Breathe Of Fresh Air (LP)
Blue / White Swirl Vinyl A Breath of Fresh Air is the triumphant, inspiring new album from Bread of Kaliwild, a longtime staple of the underground rap scene who continues to grow and shine as an emcee. And while he certainly made waves with the release of his solo debut, Daily Bread in 2019, Bread is on another level with the ten tracks on this project. It’s all part of his plan to capture the sound he loves and holds so dearly, all while pushing himself as a lyricist.Specifically, the L.A. rap staple calls out “What Love Is” as one of his favorite lyrical moments, and it’s easy to see why when you hear it. During the third verse, he shows love to his children in a creative and heartfelt way like only he can. “What Love Is” is also one of several collaborations between Bread and living producer legend Nottz, one of the emcee’s go-to producers. The two linked for Daily Bread and kept creating magic for their tracks together on this record. Whether it’s on the politically charged “Eye 4 Eye” or on the moving Guru tribute “Nice Like That” (feat. Big Shug), Bread and Nottz are a force.The Kaliwild rapper’s ear for production doesn’t stop there, either. His two other collaborators—beatsmiths Noah Ayala and Therealasethic—provide a wealth of warm, head-nodding instrumentals for Bread and his guests. Just listen to “Godz Return,” a funky West Coast banger produced by Ayala that also features Planet Asia. Or head to the Bay Area on “Feels So Good,” which boasts Therealasethic’s shimmering production and guest vocals from Keak da Sneak, URG7, and Gemini.There’s so much to love about A Breath of Fresh Air, though the most remarkable aspect may just be Bread’s passion.

37,90 €*
Declaime – In The Beginning (Vol. 2) (LP)
In the Beginning (Vol. 2) continues the treasure trove of the early works of Declaime & Madlib, the longtime collaborators who helped usher in a new sound and style from the city of Oxnard, Calif. This collection is brimming with previously unheard tracks from this beyond-creative duo that blends hip-hop with funk, jazz, soul, and psychedelia to lay the groundwork for so many other emcees and producers.For Declaime (a/k/a Dudley Perkins), this series serves as a way to honor his friends and the city that raised them. He shouts out names like The Almighty Metaphor (aka MED), Oh No the Disrupt, DJ Romes, Kazi, and more, who he says “created a lane for the city of Oxnard to get the recognition it deserves.” Some of them make an appearance in one form or another on this collection, too—Romes, for example, mastered the project—that compiles 10 previously lost tracks that were recorded from 1993 to ‘96.In The Beginning (Vol. 2) is entirely produced by Madlib, who provided all the cuts as well. His instrumentals are on that raw and dusty vibe as they move freely through genres and sounds, like on standout cuts “Bandwagon,”WLIX,” and “Signs (feat. Wildchild).” Those are all highlights for Declaime, too, and they demonstrate his ability to blend his observations of the world with bravado and third-eye insights. Even as young kids just getting their feet wet in the studio, these two were firmly on their path.

37,90 €*
El Gant O.S.L.O. (LP)
Following several tragedies in his personal life, New York rapper El Gant had a decision to make—face those losses head on or bury them deep within. Luckily for us, he chose the former. The result is O.S.L.O., the emcee’s most gripping and personal project yet. It’s also his most relatable, because it shows what we’re all capable of when we’re equipped with the right tools to cope and, in El Gant’s case, transform that tragedy into something powerful.The album arrives nearly a decade after his previous solo effort, 2014’s great Beast Academy, and after several years spent touring and recording with his group, Jamo Gang, with Ras Kass and J57. Despite the highs associated with that time, El Gant also experienced major personal losses. In particular, he lost three close friends—The Last Original, Bones, and Jim Misa—all of whom had a major impact on his life and career. In fact, the album’s title, O.S.L.O., references the Last Original, because it’s an acronym for “Our Sun the Last Original.”But it wouldn’t be an El Gant project without some straight-up dope hip-hop, too. Tracks like “Avirex (feat. Innocent? & King Magnetic)” and “Chromed Out (feat. Ras Kass & Planet Asia)” are absolute bangers filled with shape-shifting flows and crazy wordplay.There’s a reason for these tonal shifts, too; El Gant didn’t want to simply create a linear album. “I want to take the listener on a few ups and downs, just like life does for most of us,” the emcee says. It’s those qualities that make O.S.L.O. so immediately satisfying, and why it’s his most accomplished work to date.

38,90 €*
Cappadonna & Stu Bangas – 3rd Chamber Grail Bars (LP)
Wu-Tang Clan’s own Cappadonna connects with acclaimed producer Stu Bangas for a lyrically potent, sonically raw new album, 3rd Chamber Grail Bars. The album follows strong 2021 releases from both artists, Donna’s Black Tarrzann and Stu’s Deathwish, and it represents the emcee’s first full-length collaboration with a single producer. The result is a tight, cohesive listen full of sharp verses, neck-snapping instrumentals, and some stellar guest features.The two first worked together on the Wu rapper’s 2013 album, Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre, when Stu produced a pair of notable cuts (“We Hood Rich Now” and “Chains”). “I knew that he was feeling the beats,” Stu said. “And I saw an opportunity to reach out to him and took it.” They reconnected via industry A&R, M-Eighty, who provided Donna with a folder of instrumentals from the producer. And for the emcee, the timing was perfect because of how the beats “fit my mood and energy in the moment.”The energy is one of a time-tested lyricist with a lot on his mind—and plenty of clever ways to get his point across. You can hear that on the piano-laced, eerie “Continuous Threat” with Planet Asia, as well as the straight-up dope “Tryna Survive” featuring ILL BILL. Both tracks showcase Donna’s gifts with the pen as well as his talents as a collaborator. Other standouts include the raucous “Bring It Out,” which also happens to be Stu’s favorite cut on the LP. “I love everything about it—the beat, the intro, the subject matter of the verses, the raw hook, all of it,” he explained.As you’ll hear on the album, it’s clear that it was created not only for the love of the culture, but also out of mutual respect for the other artist. Stu referred to 3rd Chamber Grail Bars as “a life goal of mine that I have checked off,” while Donna had glowing praise for his collaborator. “Stu’s catalog may be as great, iIf not greater, than any producer I can name,” he said.

38,90 €*
Saib. – Unwind (LP)
Der in Berlin lebende und in Casablanca geborene Multi-Instrumentalist und Produzent Saib präsentiert auf seine LP "Unwind", eine sonnige, tropisch angehauchte Klangreise mit Features von Hip Hop OG Masta Ace und dem Rotterdamer Produzenten ØDYSSEE.  

21,90 €*
Sudan Archives – Natural Brown Prom Queen (DOLP)
Die Violinistin, Sängerin, Songwriterin und Produzentin Sudan Archives ist zurück mit ihrem zweiten Album Natural Brown Prom Queen, dem Nachfolger ihres erfolgreichen Debüts Athena.Mit seinen 18 epischen und ambitionierten Tracks zeigt Natural Brown Prom Queen eine neue Seite von Sudan Archives: Brittney Parks oder Britt, das Mädchen von nebenan. Und erkundet Themen wie Rasse, Weiblichkeit und Familie.Enthalten auf dem Album sind auch die Singles "Home Maker" und "Selfish Soul".Erst kürzlich konnte Sudan Archives mit zwei Coverversionen von sich reden machen. Dem Song Heart, erschienen auf Neneh Cherrys Cover-Album The Versions, und Dogtown, zu hören auf Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono (beide 2022).

34,90 €*
Stimulator Jones – Round Spiritual Ring (LP)
Das neue Album von Stimulator Jones frisch aus seinem Home Studio - in limiterter Auflage auf Vinyl.Auf seinem neuen Album 'Round Spiritual Ring' kreiert Stimulator Jones eine friedvollen und positiv-gestimmten Ausblick in die Zukunft und als Gegensatz zu persönlichen Problemen. Aufgenommen ion Roanoke, Virgina in seinem Home Studio, ließ er sich von der Umwelt seiner Heimatstadt und seiner einzigartigen Instrumentensammlung inspirieren.

24,90 €*
Nathaniel Merriweather Presents Lovage – Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By (DOLP)
“Lovage” is defined as “an herb that is said to be a benefit for relieving abdominal pains due to gastrointestinal gas…also touted to reduce flatulence when consumed as a tea.” But when placed in the able hands of sonic mastermind Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, recording under the guise of musical lothario Nathaniel Merriweather, the result is a concept album of “music to make love to your old lady by.” With the help of collaborators such as Mike Patton (vocals), Jennifer Charles (vocals) and Kid Koala (turntables), Merriweather serves as your personal guide to the sensual side of life, painting a satirical, darkly funny portrait of love and sex with left-field hip-hop and instrumentals as only he can do.

41,90 €*
Mobb Deep - Infamy
"Good love will never die" -- dieser Spruch trifft auf Mobb Deep nur noch bedingt zu. Glühende, heiße Liebe erfuhren K. Muchita alias Havoc und A. Johnson alias Prodigy nach den brillanten Platten Juvenile Hell und The Infamous auch für ihr Meisterwerk Hell On Earth. Fast mutlos, ohne Illusionen und verbale Härte reflektierten traurige, streicher- und pianodominierte Songs das Leben im Ghetto. Es war eines der besten Alben im Jahr 1996, extrem kontrovers diskutiert, weil das Duo aus Queensbridge/New York mit dem Song "Drop A Gem On 'Em" Giftpfeile in Richtung 2 Pac schoss, weil der Prodigy wegen dessen seltener und meist tödlich verlaufender Blutkrankheit Sichelzellenanämie unwürdig beleidigte. Zu allem Unglück befanden sich Mobb Deep in der Mordnacht an Tupac in Las Vegas und erhielten später etliche Morddrohungen. Mittlerweile ist alles vergessen, ein Eastcoast/Westcoast-Streit existiert nicht mehr und Mobb Deep wurden platinprämierte Stars. Fans der ersten Stunde beklagten sich nicht zu Unrecht, das die beiden ehemaligen Schüler der Manhatten Graphic Arts High School den Pfad des innovativen HipHop verlassen haben, und nun auf den glitzernden Boulevards wandeln.Infamy, das Substantiv von "infamous" (verrufen, niederträchtig oder berüchtigt) kann diese Einschätzung nicht widerlegen, doch das fünfte Album der beiden bietet einige, wenn auch wenige Highlights. Erst mal müssen mit "Pray For Me" feat. Lil' Mo und "Get Away" zwei anscheinend nun auch bei Mobb Deep unumgängliche R&B-Durchschnittsnummern ertragen werden. Doch schon "Bounce" überzeugt mit pumpenden Beats und auf "Clap" brodeln hinter funkigen Rhythmen paranoide, düstere Sounds, einst Markenzeichen der beiden. Der in sublimer, elaborierter Sprache verfasste Gangsta-Rap atmet die Luft ihrer Umgebung, vom Thug Life bis zu sozialen Missständen, und hätte einen aufregenderen musikalischen Rahmen verdient. Sie können es einfach besser! --Sven Niechziol

43,90 €*
Soia – Where Magnolia Grows (LP)
SOIA's happy place is "Where Magnolia Grows". This is where her paradise lies, where she can bloom and blossom. Adorned with playful melodies, the soundtrack fuses HipHop, R&B, NuSoul and Jazz over saturated and ample beats. The downright lyrics offer deep insights into SOIA’s soul. Together with her producer Mez she revives her musical roots of the nineties. The songs range between sensual soul and expressive contemporary R&B, neatly packed in a shell of electronic synths and keys. Throughout the nine tracks the beats make your head nod while SOIA’s voice makes you close your eyes in delight.The first track, a boom bap tune called RUN WITH WOLVES, gently introduces you to the album. In her paradise world she runs from nothing and determines her own pace. SOIA's high-pitched vocals are a deliberate alienation, a stylistic break from her two predecessor albums, which she also uses in HOE FOR LOVE and LOOMING STORM.VACANT PARADISE employs deep 808 kick drums and rolling hi-hats. In PAY FOR PIZZA, SOIA not only shows her love for HipHop, but also urges everyone to pay for their bills them damn selves.Released on Beat Art Department, a new sub-label of the well-renowned Munich-based record label Compost Records, WHERE MAGNOLIA GROWS is SOIA's third solo album. Her two previous albums MOOD SWINGS and H.I.O.P. were published by the Philadelphia-based label Record Breakin' Music.Her pre-productions have been nominated for the Austrian music award Amadeus twice and enjoy a loyal international fan base. She has appeared live at festivals such as SXSW, Sonic Visions, Electric Spring, Waves Vienna or Popfest Vienna, as well as at numerous club gigs from Cape Town to Vienna. Thanks to NASOM programme (The New Austrian Sound of Music) she is currently on tour with her band of four. Quotes:„Soia delivers sensual, abstract lyrics while effortlessly moving between spoken-word rhymes and melodic singing.“ - OKAYPLAYER / USA„Soia & Mez have grown immensely over the years musically pushing the boundaries of soul & jazz within an electronically tainted spectrum. Brilliant Album!“ - JAY SCARLETT / SOUND SUPREME / SPACEK"Soia and Mez have had a unique musical vibe from the start, but on this record they truly came into their own. Trusting each others talents and instincts enabled them to expand their sonic universe while staying 100% true to their path." -TRISHES / RADIO FM4

19,90 €*
Malcolm R – Drapetomania (LP)
Limited to 150 copies Green Vinyl Edition! Limited to 60 copies! Malcolm R (Aka El Indio Jiux) is a MC hailing from Iquique Chile. Inspired by Oldschool HipHop and Jazz, he started playing the sax and rapping with a very early age and released his first mixtape "Técnicas de supervivencia" in 2014, recorded by Patricio Cabezas member of the group "Cerro" and in 2017 the mixtape "InI speech" recorded by Leinad Producciones. In 2021 he released “The Motherland EP” alongside Waseem a political activist and rapper from Munich, Germany. His raps deal with the social problems of present-day Chile as well as injustice, inequality and racism undeveloped countries are facing worldwide. His goal is to mobilize people and make these problems visible to those who can’t see this, or just ignore them on a regular basis. Now in 2022 he releases his first full length album “Drapetomania” via German label Pigeon Records. For the album he has been working with the Chilean producers Agresonido from the Reclaf Crew, Oscar Guerrero from the group Bajo linaje and Crenshett from his hometown of Iquique and the Munich producers L One from the ATP Crew, Tony Crisp and DJ Rude Teen from ArOzA Crew. The album title derives its name from Drapetomania, a supposed mental illness that was hypothesized as the cause of enslaved Africans fleeing captivity. Slave life was so pleasant, the official view was, that only the mentally ill would want to run away. The title shell implicate that the people of Chile are not free yet and need to stand up for they rights. They live under a flag that does not represent the majority of the country but discriminates them on economical and racial basis. His music is characterized by straight forward lyrics, very frontal messages with heavy pan-african political content and hard beats. 

28,90 €*
Malcolm R & Waseem – The Motherland EP (LP)
Limited to 150 copies Red Vinyl Edition! Limited to 60 copies! The work of Malcolm R & Waseem started with “Peace, Love, Unity and having Fun”, the Hip-Hop motto according to Krs-One. Malcolm R, involved in the social processes of his country of origin (Chile), moved to Munich Germany to pursue better education. By participating in Munich’s Rap scene he got to know Waseem and DasDing (DSDNG), a collective of Mc’s, Dj’s, B-Boys/Girls. Waseem, also an activist, invited Malcolm R to join the collective marking the starting point of their first projects together. From that moment on their common work flourished with the necessary spirit and resources to produce their first professional work in the form of “The Motherland EP”, which refers to the search for justice and to the roots of these two Afro-Latinamerican MC’s. Malcolm R & Waseem also feature some local and international musicians/activists, giving this project a wider spectrum to the perspective of people looking for a better future - in their motherland or as immigrants.

28,90 €*
Tribez. X Maniac – Paragon (Tribez. Collection I) (LP)
Die fünfköpfige Band TRIBEZ. aus München/Regensburg gilt schon seit langem als DIE Hip Hop Band Deutschlands. Umjubelte Auftritte als Live Band und Produktionen mit u.a. Megaloh, Roger Rekless, Samy Deluxe, Alex Prince, Afrob und diversen Shows auf renommierten Festivals wie dem Splash! oder Summerjam Festival zählen unter anderem zu ihrem Repertoire. Zuletzt wurden sie gemeinsam mit Samy Deluxe, David Pe und Roger Rekless auf ausverkaufter Freestyle Tour gefeiert. Mit ihrer eigenen Konzertreihe ,,Loop Sessions'' sorgen die TRIBEZ. außerdem seit einiger Zeit regelmäßig für Begeisterung und ausverkaufte Häuser. Bei den Loop Sessions am Start sind die 5-köpfige Live Band TRIBEZ.: Dam Sick an den Drums, Bass & 808 Drum Machine, Monster FunkDogg Ningu Storm an den Keys, Guitar Riffs von Ben T und Rufflow an den Turntables zusammen mit wechselnden MCs und Freestyle-wütigen Hosts! Dabei werden Beats internationaler Produzentenikonen wie J Dilla oder Madlib, aber auch hiesiger Größen wie Dexter oder Suff Daddy mit einer Detailverliebtheit und Kunstfertigkeit, die in Europa ihresgleichen sucht, neu interpretiert. Die Gästeliste der bisherigen „Loop Sessions“ liest sich daher auch wie ein Who-is-who der deutschen Hip Hop- und Freestyle-Szene: Afrob, MC Rene, Roger Rekless, David Pe, Holunder (Blumentopf), Fatoni, Damion Davis, Morlock Dilemma & Hiob, Negroman, Dexter, Juse Ju, Edgar Wasser und eine ganze Reihe weiterer hochkarätiger MCs teilten sich bereits die Bühne mit den TRIBEZ.

15,90 €*
Flip – Experiences (LP)
Lmited 7Inch EditionIncluding 2 Bonus Tracks In einer Zeit, in der Instrumental HipHop Platten schwerstens angesagt sind, egal ob nun aus dem Lo-Fi Genre hin zu elektronischeren Varianten, kommt nun auch endlich einer der Österreichischen HipHop Pioniere mit seinem eigenen Werk „Experiences“ um die Ecke.Der Titel “Experiences“, zu Deutsch “Erfahrungen“, wurde dabei nicht ohne Grund gewählt, spiegelt doch das Album über 25 Jahre Erfahrung von Flip im HipHop Game wieder, der als MC und Producer mit seiner Gruppe „Texta“ seit 1993 massgeblich am Aufbau der österreichischen Rapszene mitgewirkt hat und diese bis zum heutigen Tag geprägt hat.Mit diesem Album hat Flip versucht, einen Einblick in seine musikalischen Einflüsse zu geben, die in den 80er Jahren mit Gruppen wie Public Enemy oder EPMD begannen, über die 90er Jahre, als er selber anfing Beats zu bauen, mit Sounds von den Native Tongue, DJ Premier, Pete Rock oder den DITC Producern weitergingen, bis hin zu J Dilla, Kanye West, Just Blaze, Hi-Tec oder Madlib in den 2000dern und diese Einflüsse ins Hier und Jetzt zu transferieren, zu modellieren und zu adaptieren.Also ja, „Experiences“ ist durchaus ein Rückblick in die “Golden Era”, aber gleichzeitig der Versuch dem sample-basierten Beatmaking neue, moderne Seiten abzugewinnen. Call it Retrofuturismus, nenn’ es dope und funky, was auch immer, es ist jedenfalls ein Oeuvre das öfter gehört werden will und muss, um all die Details und Feinheiten zu erfassen. Während viele HipHop-Instrumentalalben sich damit begnügen, zwei Minuten lange Loops laufen zu lassen, ging Flip weiter und bastelte aus hunderten Soundschnipseln, Vocal chops und Scratches hin zu eingespielten Basslines, Synthiesounds oder Gitarrenlicks ein zeitloses Gesamtwerk, das „erfahren“ werden will.Die Kombination aus alten Samplern wie der SP-1200, der ASR-10 oder der MPC2000XL, für die geliebte 90ies “Phatness” mit moderner Hard und Software, lässt „Experiences“ gleichzeitig classic wie neu klingen, einen Spagat, den nicht viele Producer schaffen.

28,90 €*
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill (LP)
Repress, please note price change, all backorders cancelled, please re-order ! Somewhere in between the rock-star mischief of the Beastie Boys and the slow-creeping funk of Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill introduced their hazy-eyed sound to the world on their self-titled 1991 debut and things have never quite been the same since. The original Cypress Hill album captures the group at their risk-taking best, mixing gangster posturing, LA street politics, Latin flavor and warped humor together under a thick cloud of weed smoke and innovative beats. Nasal-voiced rapper B-Real and his partner Sen Dog, backed by the adventurous production styles of DJ Muggs, produce classics records like "How I Could Just Kill a Man," "Pigs," "Stoned is the Way of the Walk" and "Hand on the Pump." Since its release, the album has won acclaim as one of Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90s" and "Top 100 Best Rap Albums" by The Source magazine.

32,90 €*
Peyton - PSA (LP)
PSA is the full-length debut album from Houston-based singer Peyton Radiating confidence and self-love, PSA sees Peyton standing in the spotlight and making herself heard. Throughout the 12-track album, listeners are taken inside the reflective world of a young woman’s attempt to comprehend love, friendship, and life itself. “Everything I’m singing feels like my thoughts are pouring out boldly to the world,” says Peyton. Peyton began writing PSA in 2018, then worked with several producers including Biako, Jay Anthony, Vicky Farewell, Julia Lewis and Keys & Krates, to bring her vision to life. The album’s opening track “What Did I Do” puts a positive spin on her break-up with a close friend; “Don’t U Wanna Fly” is a reminder to see the beauty in child-like simplicity; “Let It Flow” is about trusting your intuition, and “Perfect Peach” is a song about innocent love. The album closes with Peyton’s cover of “Pure Imagination” – originally sung by Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory – a song that draws on PSA’s themes of youthful hope and continual creativity. Growing up, Peyton learned just how empowering music can be while she sang in her church and was mentored by her grandmother, the great Grammy Award-nominated gospel singer Theola Booker. In recent years, Peyton’s breakout hit single “Sweet Honey” appeared on HBO’s Insecure, and in 2019, she released her debut Stones Throw EP Reach Out. Now, she is ready to make her PSA to the world. From the Stones Throw Homepage   Selbstvertrauen und Selbstliebe sind die übergreifenden Themen auf PSA. Eine prägende Inspiration für die junge Musikerin war übrigens Peytons verstorbene Großmutter und Gospelsängerin Theola Booker, die nicht nur gemeinsam mit Reverend James Cleveland komponierte und arrangierte und dafür eine Grammy-Nominierung erhielt, sondern auch jahrzehntelang Klavierunterricht an Peytons Grundschule gab und dort auch unter anderem die junge Beyoncé ausbildete.

27,90 €*
Black Sheep - A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (RSD) (DOLP)
Repress! Get on Down is proud to present A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, the debut album by Black Sheep, available for the first time ever as double vinyl release. On the initial release of this classic it was "The Choice Is Yours" that blew the roof off with even the most of novice rap fans gravitating to the song's energy. The cut has gone on to be featured in a long list of films and commercials (including the KIA campaign with the hip hop hamsters). Singles like “The Choice Is Yours” and “Flavor of the Month” made a perfect landing strip for those to delve deeper into the duo’s debut. Often humorous (“Strobelite Honey”), often serious (“Black with No N.V (No Vision)”, Black Sheep were able to craft an album that displayed their witty sensibilities while also staying conscious in true Native Tongue form. From the moment the album starts with Prince Paul introducing the “lowlifes of the family tree” you know you are in for something special….anddifferent. Mista Lawnge’s production is every bit as textured as fellow counter parts Tribe or De La, while standing out as being completely original and fresh. Tracks like “Butt in the Meantime”, “Try Counting Sheep” and “La Menage (Featuring Q Tip)” are great examples of the duo’s original style - complex layered beats (everything from Jazz, Soul and Rock all meshed together perfectly) to compliment Dres’ distinct voice and word play. With other standout album cuts like “For Those That Slept” and“To Who It May Concern” it seemed as if they had an endless bag of treats, each offering something different while preserving the groups style.Polar opposite to what other groups at the time were doing, Black Sheep hit a homerun with their debut that few hip hop acts would ever reach. VH1 called “The Choice Is Yours” one of the Top 100 Hip Hop tracks of all time and with not one bad or filler track, this full album certainly ranks as one of the best hip hop releases of the 90s.

33,90 €*
DJ Vadim - Feel Up Vol.1 (LP)
It's rare to see Nassau, Covid and Grace Jones in the same sentence, but they were indeed part of the creative basis for DJ Vadim's brand new album, Feel Up.If someone had said in 2019 that a year later the world would literally shut down because of a pandemic, very few would have believed them (well, except those who have been waiting for the apocalypse since the year 2000). But Covid did happen, countries closed their borders, clubs closed and people were confined to various degrees As a busy international DJ, this was nothing short of armageddon for Vadim. The skies were darkened but rather than sink into inactivity and hibernation, DJ Vadim created his own tropical music festival within himself, an alternative universe that would share some kind of kinship with the recordings made at Compass Point Studios, orchestrated by Chris Blackwell for Grace Jones (1980-1982), James Brown, AC/DC, etc. It was a melting pot of world-class musicians, mixing reggae, pop, soul and African rhythms and sounds... creating one of the most influential albums of that period and it is in this spirit that the inspiration and title of DJ Vadil's new album, FEEL UP (literally 'Feel good'/'Have strength, courage'), was born. Forty years after those sessions at Compass Point Studios, the same quest for discovery has taken place in Vadim's Barcelona studio. The desire for growth, self-discovery and the creation of new sounds took hold. The dubcatcher with its 80's digital sounds went out and came back with a wide variety of musical tapas. The Alma Afrobeat band, the jazz quintet Abel Boquera Shu Shu and the jam band Empty pocket, Béla Ágoston and Márton Elő (Irie Maffia) all participated in inspiring DJ Vadim with various musical elements that reign so much in the West African vibes of 'Lift Off', the electronic hip-hop of 'Go Get It', the UK garage influences of 'Cheerleader', the Popcaan-inspired modern dancehall of 'More Than A Million' and the Argento-Costa Rican Tikaf's reggaeton blasts on 'Grandma Wine'... Breathe in, breathe out, Feel Up is the soundtrack you've been missing without knowing it!

24,90 €*
Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded (DOLP)
Repress! In listing the greatest albums in hip-hop history, one title never seems to stray from the upper echelons, no matter how many years pass: Boogie Down Productions’ undisputed classic from 1986, Criminal Minded. Released amidst a battle between BDP and MC Shan that would redefine the New York rap landscape as it was then known, the album, which features the songs “South Bronx,” “Criminal Minded” and “The Bridge is Over,” captures the excitement, urgency and raw power that embodies hip-hop culture as we know it, with KRS-One’s aggressive yet intelligent lyricism backed by Scott La Rock’s hard-hitting, stripped-down beats. A true classic, Criminal Minded has been recognized by Vibe Magazine, The Source and Rolling Stone as one of the most important albums of all time. Traffic Entertainment Group and B-Boy Records are proud to present Criminal Minded, presented inn a double-LP pressing.

33,90 €*
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (DOLP)
Back in stock! It's safe to say that hip-hop has never seen an album like Ol’ Dirty Bastard's 1995 solo debut Return to the 36 Chambers. The brief glimpses of ODB's unhinged genius provided by Wu-Tang Clan's landmark Enter the Wu-Tang album two years earlier were begging to be expanded on to a larger canvas, and, with RZA guiding production, the album promised to give Dirty the creative license to make one of the most bizarre, entertaining and original LPs inhip-hop history. With his raspy, drunken flow and dark sense of humor, Dirty fearlessly attacks from all angles, throwing himself fearlessly into punchy rhyme attacks (“Damage,” with GZA), drugged-out party jams (the monster singles “Brooklyn Zoo” and “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”) and bizarre, grimly hilarious fantasies of sex and violence (“Don't U Know” and the R&B-tinged “Sweet Sugar Pie”). Backed by RZA's appropriately gritty, dissonant beats andappearances from the Clan, Return became an instant hit, selling over 1 million copies and earning a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album in 1996. The album stands as a high water mark in the Wu-Tang Clan's collective creative output and was selected as one of the Best 100 Rap Albums by The Source magazine in 1998. In honoring the legacy of one of hip-hop's most innovative releases, Get On Down is proud to present this incredible andunique special edition of Ol’ Dirty Bastard's Return to the 36 Chambers as a double LP which contains the complete original album, remastered for optimal sound quality.

33,90 €*
Little Simz – A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons (LP)
Jetzt endlich auch bei uns auf Vinyl erhältlich!Intelligent, kreativ, kämpferisch - das sind nur einige der Attribute, die Little Simz gerne zugeschrieben werden. Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar - sie alle sind ausgesprochene Fans der jungen Londoner Künstlerin.

23,90 €*