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  1. When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees

    When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees

    Yazmin Lacey

    Genres: Broken Beat, Downtempo, Jazz Funk, Nu Jazz, Soul Funk, Soul Jazz, Vocal JazzFormat: 12 inch

    First Word Records is very proud to present a brand new EP from Yazmin Lacey - 'When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees'.

    This EP follows on from her two recent single...

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  2. Pretty Lady

    Pretty Lady

    George Semper

    Genres: Boogie, Downtempo, Instrumental, Jazz Funk, Jazz Fusion, Soul JazzFormat: 7 inch

    George Semper's 1984 album Themes For Television, Sports and Aerobics is one of the most brilliantly bonkers you're ever likely to hear. It featured the veteran jaz...

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  3. Eugene

    Eugene

    MNP

    Genres: Beats, Beats Downtempo, Downtempo, Funk, Funky Jazz, Instrumental, Psychedelia, Soul Funk, WeirdFormat: 7 inch

    Heavyduty psychofunk headbangerz from Brighton, out now on their own Egret label. Private as it gets.

    Recommended for fans of The Natural Yogurt Band/The...

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  4. Sniego Pilis

    Sniego Pilis

    MTJunker

    Genres: Beats, Beats Downtempo, Disco, Downtempo, Electronica, Nu Jazz, Post Punk, Soul FunkFormat: 7 inch

    Vinyl only. Limited to 100 copies. White Label, stamped. Comes with printed insert. This is a story about love, drugs and more drugs. Leftfield disco created and re...

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  5. A Manha / America Latina

    A Manha / America Latina

    Azimuth / Osmar Milito

    Genres: Beats Downtempo, Brazilian, Downtempo, Instrumental, JazzFormat: 7 inch

    Azimuth - A Manha
    Key track from their all-time classic self-titled 1975 LP on Som Livre. Lush percussion laden, rhodes driven jazz-fusion groover...

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  6. Sylvia / Na Boca do Sol

    Sylvia / Na Boca do Sol

    Arthur Verocai

    Genres: Brazilian, Downtempo, JazzFormat: 7 inch

    Double A-side featuring tracks from his incredible self-titled LP, reissued by Mr Bongo. 'Sylvia' is a warm guitar-led instrumental ...

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  7. #1

    #1

    Guy One

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Ethnic, Funk, Funky Jazz, Soul Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    Releasing an album into the world is a special moment for any artist but when you're an artist who grew up in remote northern Ghana with no schooling, spending a li...

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  8. Black Man’s Cry: The Inspiration of Fela Kuti

    Black Man’s Cry: The Inspiration of Fela Kuti

    Various Artists

    Genres: Afro, Afro Disco, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Beats, Cumbia, InstrumentalFormat: 2 x LP

    This Fela Estate-approved anthology includes rare and previously unreleased music from Nigeria, Ghana, Colombia, Trinidad and more. This compilation focuses o...

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  9. Ebo Taylor and the Pelikans

    Ebo Taylor and the Pelikans

    Ebo Taylor

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    One of the rarest Ebo Taylor LPs by far, includes the seminal Ghana Funk anthem 'Come Along' - vintage highlife and Ghanian funk!

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  10. Released

    Released

    Kind & Kinky Zoo

    Genres: Downtempo, Funk Rock, Funky Jazz, Instrumental, Soul Funk, Soul JazzFormat: LP

    In 2005, a new zoo opened in Lausanne, Switzerland. Its wild animals have been going bananas in their quest to create a more dancefloor-friendly world. Now released...

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  11. African Funk Experimentals

    African Funk Experimentals

    Jo Tongo

    Genres: Afro, Afro Disco, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    Our hero, Jo Tongo (born Joseph Ekambi Tongo Mpondo) was born and raised in Douala Cameroon. In 1964 he headed off to Paris to begin Pharmaceutical studies. Somewhe...

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  12. Where The Gods Are In Peace

    Where The Gods Are In Peace

    Antibalas

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funky Jazz, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    Martin Perna's infamous Antibalas crew, or 'bulletproof' as we like to call them, have been one of the most consistent sources of quality afrobeat since the late 90...

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  13. This is Marijata

    This is Marijata

    Marijata

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Funky Jazz, Soul Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    Marijata was a group made up of three members – Kofi 'Electric' Addison on drums, Bob Fischlan on organ and Nat Osmanu on guitar, hailing from Ghana.  &l...

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  14. Life Stories: Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980

    Life Stories: Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980

    Ebo Taylor

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Funky Jazz, Soul Funk, Soul Jazz, Tropical, WorldFormat: 2 x LP

    Following his recent studio album with Afrobeat Academy, 'Love And Death', his first international release, Ghanaian highlife guitar legend Ebo Taylor teams up agai...

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  15. Ceddo

    Ceddo

    Manu Dibango

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funky Jazz, Soul Funk, Soul Jazz, Soundtrack, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    For our second release we brought back to life African movie soundtrack "Ceddo" - composed by one of our favourite African artists, Manu Dibango. 6 tracks full of F...

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  16. This Love

    This Love

    Cold Diamond & Mink

    Genres: Downtempo, Funk, Funky Jazz, Instrumental, Soul Funk, Soul JazzFormat: 7 inch

    When the seasoned singer and musician Bobby Oroza lay his gentle voice on tape at the Timmion Labs a year ago, nobody knew what was about to happen. The beat ballad...

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  17. Chakacha

    Chakacha

    Loitoktok Eboma

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Soul Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: 7 inch

    Chakacha is a furious Afro-Rock funk bomb from this fantastic group, vocals by Kasim Kombo. Flip it and you have another unique track called Mungwana, wait for the ...

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  18. Tinoge Ya Ta'a Ba, Pts 1 & 2

    Tinoge Ya Ta'a Ba, Pts 1 & 2

    Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Soul Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: 7 inch

    2016 was the year for Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids: their album "We Be All Africans" (produced by Philophon and released on Strut Rec.) vaulted them among the ...

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  19. Africa Airways Three: The Afro Psych Excursion 1972-1984

    Africa Airways Three: The Afro Psych Excursion 1972-1984

    Various Artists

    Genres: Afro, Afro Disco, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Funk Rock, Funky Jazz, Soul Funk, Soul Jazz, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP


    We are pleased to welcome you once more aboard Africa Airways. For your third flight your pilot has informed us of some particularly adverse turbulence en-rou...

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  20. Promotion

    Promotion

    Ash Walker

    Genres: Afro Rock, Beats Downtempo, Downtempo, Electronica, Funk, InstrumentalFormat: 7 inch

    Ash Walker is back people!

    Here we have his latest single - 'Promotion' and 'Truffles', taken from his critically acclaimed album, recently released on D...

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  21. Sanimenteren

    Sanimenteren

    Matuki

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Soul Funk, TropicalFormat: 7 inch

    12-piece Afro-beat band Matuki are releasing their debut 7" single on December 2nd via Stutter & Twitch; which paints a juxtaposed image of the band's versatile...

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  22. Sir Waziri Oshomah and his Traditional Sound Maker

    Sir Waziri Oshomah and his Traditional Sound Maker

    Sir Waziri Oshomah And His Traditional Sound Makers

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Jazz, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    Jaw-dropping African with jazz notes and harmonies all the way, the type of record that will not sleep on your shelf for too long, such a good listen, sounds like n...

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  23. Dini Safarrar

    Dini Safarrar

    Mor Thiam

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Funky Jazz, Instrumental, Jazz, Soul Funk, Soul Jazz, Spiritual Jazz, Tropical, WorldFormat: CD

    Originally released in small numbers as a custom pressing in 1973, the compelling 'Dini Safarrar' by Senegalese drummer Mor Thiam has gained cult status around the ...

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  24. Mam Yinne Wa

    Mam Yinne Wa

    Alogte Oho Jonas and His Sounds of Joy

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Reggae, Soul Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: 7 inch

    Alogte Oho is the number one Frafra gospel artist from within the explosive music scene of Bolgatanga in Northern Ghana. His international debut was the 2014 single...

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  25. Breakin' My Heart

    Breakin' My Heart

    Jim Sharp

    Genres: Beats, Beats Downtempo, Downtempo, Funk, Hip Hop, UK Hip HopFormat: 7 inch

    On “Breakin’ My Heart”, Jim Sharp finds a way to bridge the summery goodness of ATCQ with the original instrumentation sampled by Dilla. The iconi...

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  26. Kenya Special Volume 2: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970 & '80s

    Kenya Special Volume 2: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970 & '80s

    Various Artists

    Genres: Afro, Afro Disco, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Soul Funk, Soul Jazz, Tropical, WorldFormat: 3 x LP

    Kenya Special was one of Soundway Records’ most popular releases and is considered a milestone in East African compilations. Soundway is now proud to present ...

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  27. The Edge

    The Edge

    David McCallum

    Genres: Bboy Breaks, Beats, Downtempo, Funk, Funk Rock, Funky Jazz, Hip Hop, Rap, Soul FunkFormat: 7 inch


    The series continues with David McCallum’s sublime Jazz classic, “The Edge”, from 1967 produced by David Axelrod.  Fast forward to 1999...

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  28. Nobody Wants To

    Nobody Wants To

    Chico Mann

    Genres: Contemporary R&B, Downtempo, Pop, SoulFormat: 7 inch

    A chunky slab of shimmering synth-soul on a hip-hop beat throbs out of the speakers on the new Chico Mann and Kendra Morris single. Served up with trademark afro gu...

  29. Niagara

    Niagara

    Niagara

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Beats, Funk, Funky Jazz, Instrumental, Soul Funk, Soul Jazz, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    Funky jazz from Germany with an accent on DRUMS - drums and percussion of all types. Beats galore! Not just a boring album of non-stop bongo bashing, this is real d...

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  30. I Can Deal With That

    I Can Deal With That

    Dee Edwards

    Genres: Downtempo, Funk, Modern Soul, Northern Soul, Sister Funk, Soul, Soul FunkFormat: 7 inch

    All-time fave crossover funky soul ballad, two versions either side of this special edition numbered 45 from Soul Brother.

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  31. Order of Nothingness

    Order of Nothingness

    Jimi Tenor

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Funk Rock, Psychedelia, Soul Funk, WorldFormat: 7 inch

    The unique multidirectional artist Jimi Tenor visited Philophon's Joy Sound Studios for the first time and created another example that showcases him as one of the ...

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  32. Senegal 70

    Senegal 70

    Various Artists

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Soul Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: 2 x LP

    Superb selection of '70s Afro grooves from the small sub-Saharan country of Senegal on the Atlantic coast.

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  33. Inspiration Information (180 gram vinyl)

    Inspiration Information (180 gram vinyl)

    Shuggie Otis

    Genres: Bboy Breaks, Beats, Downtempo, Folk Funk, Funk, Instrumental, Rare Grooves, Soul, Soul Funk, Soul JazzFormat: LP

    Shuggie’s classic LP from 1974. Released on Epic and the third from his contentious three-album contract with the label. Containing the masterful title track ...

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  34. An Evening With The Devil

    An Evening With The Devil

    Wendell Harrison

    Genres: Downtempo, Instrumental, Jazz, Rare GroovesFormat: LP

    One of the rare early LPs on the Detroit based Tribe label. Released in 1972 - experimentl jazz with poetry by The Black Messengers.

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  35. Malik

    Malik

    Lafayette Afro Rock Band

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Bboy Breaks, Beats, Funk, Rare Grooves, Soul FunkFormat: LP

    Superb funk LP that's widely recognised for its excellence, not just for 'Darkest Light' but so many other heavy funk tunes throughout!

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  36. Let's Get It On

    Let's Get It On

    Marvin Gaye

    Genres: Downtempo, Modern Soul, SoulFormat: LP

    Thirteenth studio album by the God that is Marvin Gaye. Released August 28, 1973 on Tamla Records. Some say it’s “one of the most sexually charged album...

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