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The third and concluding edition of the Transmissions compilation series curated by IOJ Jura Soundsystem. The compilation focuses once again on rarities no longer available on Vinyl and touches upon Reggae & Dub, Ambient House, Downtempo and Leftfield Disco.Mixmaster Morris in his Irresistible Force guise opens the album with the Ambient Electronica of ‘Lotus Position’, a long time favourite that’s been unavailable on Vinyl for nearly 30 years. Full Moon Scientist pick up the Ambient Dub baton with ‘Lunar Base Dub’ segueing into Australia’s Rude Band, featuring Oz radio royalty Doug Mulray on the aptly titled ‘Doug’s Dub’ originally released on Oz Sounds in Australia in 1982, a true Balearic gem recorded long before the genre had been widely discovered. Other highlights include Mary House’s ‘Ambient’, a chuggy slo-mo piano houser originally the last track on a 7 track EP released in 1991 on Italian label Technology, and ‘Do It’, an obscure South African track by Inspiration which covers the music from Sylvester’s ‘I Need Somebody To Love Tonight’ paired with new vocals using the refrain ‘Do It’. Jean-Michel Bertrand gave his blessing to a special Jura Soundsystem version of ‘Dream Reggae’ which features long time collaborator Mike Burn adding lead and rhythm guitar to an extended edit of the song. The album closes with some Ambient Tools which should serve to raise a smile at the end of the series.
Gigi Testa, a bona fide Neapolitan hero whose work draws inspiration from local music of the last four decades – think Pino Daniele, Tullio de Piscopo, Tony Esposito, James Senese & Napoli Centrale, Nu Guinea, Mystic Jungle Tribe and rising stars such Fabrizio Fattore, Daniel Monaco and Raffaele Attansio – but also deep house and owes a lot to African music in all its forms.
Balearic House, coastline boogie & dreamy Italo chuggers from London-based duo 'Manuel Darquart' on Sydney's Planet Trip. Ace!
Essential Italo-Disco from Frankie Knuckles. Black vinyl reissue. Bomb!
1983 Balearic AOR monster ballad from American guitarist Chris McCaa. Originally a 7” now available as a re-mastered 12” with extended edit. Chris Rea vibes!
Canadian 80s synth-pop, wave LP from Montreal. Obscure rarity with a balearic feel, remastered re-issue comes with poster featuring band flyers.
Nothing tells you that the summer is approaching than a tip-top scorching hot remix package, with 3 fresh perspectives causing UV rays to pierce out the soundsystem with the hit of every bongo.Take it as a soundtrack for the balearic block party of fantasy; a communal affair of trance-dance conjuring and conjugation, genetic cellular beings fusing via common sound and familiar yet distant rhythms. Time to stretch, whether your face or legs, with the odd glance and side-eye around to your fellow dancers to confirm ‘mmmm yes’.Each mix seemingly holds a place with the movement of the sun; Telephone’s mix bringing the street together through the day, Audrey Danza’s descending into dusk, Jogada’s ascending for the dawn, and the essential bonus track for when the daydream finally melts away...
Essential UK downtempo, Balearic synth pop with stepper/ dub influences from 1985. Newly remastered and with original artwork.
Superb Balearic disco/ house crossover 2xLP on Leng by Greek producer Alex Andrikopoulos. Full of sunset party starters. Gatefold sleeve.Waving by Lex
Excellent comp of 70s & 80s soul, funk, disco and folk compiled by Danny Mclewin aka Skyrager. Mostly private press rarities, all killer!
Expanded 2LP reissue of French singer's first solo album. Bossa-tinged Balearic pop for fans of Sade, Anna Domino, City-Pop. Inc. demos, B-sides + rarities.
3 cosmic/ tribal house trips from Australian producer Angus Gruzman on Pinchy & Friends, with 3 downtempo reworks by dub legend Scientist!
2xLP of Balearic disco / downtempo / house from UK producer on Soundway. 140g vinyl.
All the hits! 'Your Love Is King', 'Hang On To Your Love', 'Smooth Operator', 'The Sweetest Taboo', 'Paradise', 'Love Is Stronger Than Pride' etc.
Mid-80s synth-funk rarity from the maverick mind of Sauveur Mallia, holds the ACE in-demand track "Mission Africa". Be With reissue.
Ace Balearic Tropical Disco 6 tracker, reissued by Left Ear. Essential!
Essential 80s Belgian synth-pop reissued by Numero (black vinyl edition). Highest recommendation if you're into anything from Antonio Carlos Jobim to Sade to Kraftwerk to Stereolab to Bebel Gilberto.This 2xLP deluxe gatefold reissue presents both the original 5 track mini-LP plus the group’s first 12” The Girl From Ipanema, the Seaside Weekend 12”, compilation tracks, and 2 previously unissued cuts!HUGE shop fave!
Killer selection of rare, tropical grooves from French diggers Guts & Mambo. Recommended!
Top comp of rare Balearic gems from around the globe. Packed full of heaters.
Balearic dub masterpiece from 2003 by Ethiopian singer, produced by Chris Blackwell & ex-husband Bill Laswell.
Jamwax reissue of in-demand 1982 Lovers anthem by NY/ Jamaican artist, originally released on Top Secret. Includes Vocal & Dub mixes.
Completely essential tropical disco comp from jeremy Spellacey. Every track is dynamite, most very hard to find. Highly recommended!
One-off project from Michel Esteban, founder of ZE Records. Killer leftfield pop sitting between French Synth Pop + Leftfield Disco. Don't miss!
Brilliant EP of wavey tribal house from Chilean producer on Rhythm Section. One for fans of Bufiman/ Planet Trip and that Balearic/ Italo house sound!Black Vinyl.
Comp of 2021 biz...incredible 21-track compilation of 80s/90s Spanish electronica, compiled by Trujillo, the Venezuelan DJ and collector. Alongside beaut original artwork by the famous Yves Uro, who defined the 70s/80s Ibiza club poster aesthetic. Packed full of highly sought after balearic, boogie, house, pop and synth - includes an 8-page 12" booklet of liner notes, artist interviews and photos, a message from Yves' sister as well as more of his art. ESSENTIAL!Ritmo Fantasía: Balearic Spanish Synth-Pop, Boogie and House (1982-1992) [Compiled by DJ Trujillo] by Soundway Records
90s indie/ psychedelic / acid house classic ft. "Movin' On Up", "Come Together", "Loaded" Weatherall mix etc. Essential. 180g vinyl, 2xLP.
Belgian New Beat EBM Compilation of Dirk De Saever's EP releases from 1989. All 3 EPs in one record with original mixes on A-side and instrumentals on B-side.
Nuts, previously unreleased mixes of "Blue Monday" found on old master tapes from back in the day. Sound Metaphors release.
Killer 5 track Balearic disco/ Italo EP on Leng records - repressed. Ace!***CARE vinyl & digital tracklist differs slightly***
The latest chapter in the acclaimed Pacific Breeze series with artwork by renowned illustrator Hiroshi Nagai. Compiled by Yosuke Kitazawa and Mark “Frosty” McNeill (dublab). Housed in a deluxe wide spine jacket with full colour inner sleeves and custom die-cut OBI and features extensive artist bios by Yosuke Kitazawa.Light in the Attic’s Pacific Breeze series has supplied the world’s growing legions of Japanese music fans with an expertly curated selection of the most sought-after City Pop recordings—the mesmerising and nebulous genre of Japanese bubble-era music of the ‘70s-’80s that encompasses AOR, R&B, jazz fusion, funk, boogie and disco. These familiar sounds are spun through the unique lens of optimistic, cosmopolitan fantasy coloured by Japan’s affluence at the time. Much of the music has previously been nearly impossible to acquire outside of Japan and continues to captivate listeners with its unique blend of groove-laden escapism.
Amazing lost gay porn soundtrack by Man Parrish, reissued by Dark Entries!Includes 20-page booklet featuring photos, archival material, pull-out poster, & interviews with Steve Scott and "TURNED ON" stars Al Parker and Scott Taylor.Turned On by Forbidden Overture
Balearic instrumental chiller from French Londoner on Growing Bin. Flute, vibes, acoustic, guitar, drum machines. Nice!
Classic Balearic AOR/ soul LP from 1976, features the big tracks 'Get It Up For Love', 'A Love Of Your Own', and 'I've Got Your Number', although a solid LP in general.
Class 80s & 90s influenced ambient digi-dub Italo jams from London duo - Good Block. All 4 mixes killer. Tip!
The shop was named after this record. Mind-blowing Detroit new wave from 1981. Essential!
5 track EP from German drummer. A mix of deep percussive workouts, plus 2 direct detours into Balearic House with "Dschung Tek". One for the heads!
Be With reissue of rare 1981 LP by English actor, dancer, presenter, and singer -Marti Caine. Features the big Balearic/ cosmic disco bomb 'Love The Way You Love Me' and ace reggae not reggae tune 'Snowbird City'.
Sprawling vocal/electronic soundscapes that reimagine the traditional songs of the Yolngu peoples of far-northern Australia; black crows and white cockatoos, sharing, creation spirits and of leaving and returning home to country. A captivating window into the richness of Aboriginal culture and collaboration.Waak Waak ga Min Min by Waak Waak Djungi
Isle Of Jura's first release gets a needed repress for 2022! Originally released in 1984 'Fire In My Heart' fuses elements of disco, funk and new wave to create a mystical masterpiece. 'Won't Be Your Fool' has more obvious 80's leanings and the 12" closes with the Instrumental Dub of 'Fire In My Heart', stripping back the vocals and letting the bassline work its magic. Big DJ Harvey record!
Class cosmic/ Balearic drug chug psychedelia LP from Wolfgang Matthes on Growing Bin. 2022 repress!