Welcome to this week’s run down of physical releases shipping from the Kudos warehouse.
Soul, Disco, Funk
PTR deliver with two dynamite sides of northern soul. Also on 7″ Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators get a repress on Timmion. Past Due Records and Jerome Derradji are at it again, this time with the reissue of the superb and ultra rare EP by San Francisco’s Cordial: Their First.
Freestyle continues with their drive to unearth rare and classic UK funk, soul & boogie records with a reissue of a formerly white label-only, rare-as-hens-teeth debut 12″ by UK soul icon Rick Clarke from way back in 1981. Soopasoul returns to one of the biggest cuts from his now legendary Jalapeno debut album Twin Stix – Brand Nu. Chocolate Buttermilk Band are on Past Due with their classic funk sound.
Batu‘s debut album Opal is now available on CD, black vinyl and special edition marble vinyl. After an extended interval between releases, Data Arts Group owner/operator Document Swell (real name Simon Cotter), presents his first full length LP Hybrid Emotion. The debut set from 6000 Degrees – a new side project from Coral D (Born Free/Klasse Wrecks/Sued) is available on cassette.
Terrasolare‘s next release marks the return of Aura Safari to the label. This record is packed full of grooves, on the A-side is a breezy jazz-funk effort which gives us a taste of the summer ahead. On the flip side is more of a broken beat joint showcasing some funky electric piano, and a heavy bassline to round it off. Perfect Toy present the official reissue of Bhakti Jazz‘s First Step.
Death Is Not The End bring us a collection of stunning Persian-tuned piano pieces cut from Iranian national radio broadcasts made for the Golha programmes between 1956 & 1965.
The first ever repress of the sought after psychedelic tinged funk rock private press album Eclipse of the City from 1980 New York.
Instrumental Hip Hop
We Run This bring us an East Coast Instrumental album from B-Side.
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