Now-Again Records has enjoyed a long and creative partnership with Munich-based multi-instrumentalist JJ Whitefield, creative force behind the Poets of Rhythm, Whitefield Brothers and Karl Hector & The Malcouns. Rodinia, his latest project, is quite different than anything that’s come from his oeuvre to date, but follows in the line of the Poets of Rhythm’s great Discern/Define, as it reaches back to Krautrock’s experimental hey day but pushes its boundaries with a post-hip-hop approach. One stop clearance.
Download: Rodinia – Drumside/Dreamside
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Strange Things, the lost 4th Coming album, is a marvelous example of the undercurrent that existed in 1970s Hollywood, when talented unknowns mixed with polished studio professionals, and recorded music that happily sits near their major label peers. With this album of quirky Funkadelic, Sly Stone and Charles Wright influenced music, we offer one stop clearance.
Download: 4th Coming – Strange Things
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Pazazz were a talented Miami disco band that only ever managed to issue one 7″ single. But what a killer record – two sides of sunburnt, effusive South Florida disco soul. It’s so good that the legendary DJ and producer Kenny Dope asked US if he could remix the tunes – and this is the result. One stop clearance.
Download: Kenny Dope’s Pazazz Remixes
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Jazzman Records stellar Soul Spectrum anthology contains some of the finest rare 70s and 80s disco, soul and boogie – culled from records so rare they were once only heard when played on the original thousands-of-dollars-wax when choice DJs spun them out. We have a long-standing partnership with Jazzman and their excellent catalog of funk, soul, jazz and latin. As with all of their titles, with Soul Spectrum we offer one stop clearance.
Download: Soul Spectrum
The late Nigerian trumpeter Bola Johnson touched on all the parts of the 60s and 70s Lagos scene that we love so much – Afro Beat, heavy funk, highlife and traditional blues. Everyone from Henry Rollins to Madlib is a fan nowadays, and of course, we are too. We are proud to rep his catalog directly with his Estate. One stop clearance.
Download: Bola Johnson