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Marian Hill – Unusual (2018) [FLAC]

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Release Name: Marian_Hill-Unusual-CD-FLAC-2018-PERFECT
Artist: Marian Hill
Album: Unusual
Genre: Electronic
Year: 2018
Tracks: 10
Duration: 00:36:46
Size: 177.26 MB

Marian Hill’s sophomore album ‘Unusual’ evolves the sonic and soulful adventure Samantha Gongol and Jeremy Lloyd began on their debut album ‘Act One’ & breakthrough platinum single ‘Down,’ which reached Top 10 on Top 40 radio and Top 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The duo is already confirmed for highly coveted performances at the Coachella and Firefly Music Festivals & a spring headline tour, which launches in April!


VA – Dave Pearce Trance Anthems (2018) [FLAC]

VA - Dave Pearce Trance Anthems (2018) [FLAC] Download

Release Name: VA-Dave_Pearce_Trance_Anthems-(NEW_9200CD)-3CD-FLAC-2018-WRE
Artist: VA
Album: Dave Pearce Trance Anthems
Genre: Trance
Year: 2018
Tracks: 19
Duration: 03:44:55
Size: 1.54 GB

Following up on his 2016 album – ’90s Dance Anthems’, Dance Legend Dave Pearce returns with this selection of Trance Anthems. The creator and original presenter of BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems, Dave Pearce has been a driving force in the UK Dance Scene for many years. He’s sold over 1 million mix compilation albums in the UK with multiple top 5 UK Chart positions. He’s held residencies in Ibiza, Ministry Of Sound in London and BCM in Mallorca. He’s played at all the major dance festivals including Creamfields and has been featured three times in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs chart. Dave is a true superstar of dance!


VA – Boombox 3 Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-83 (2018) [FLAC]

VA - Boombox 3 Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-83 (2018) [FLAC] Download

Release Name: VA-Boombox_3_Early_Independent_Hip_Hop_Electro_and_Disco_Rap_1979-83-(SJR_CD411)-2CD-FLAC-2018-WRE
Artist: VA
Album: Boombox 3 Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-83
Genre: Rap
Year: 2018
Tracks: 9
Duration: 02:05:47
Size: 749.03 MB

Soul Jazz Records’ new Boombox 3 continues their story of the first rap records to be put onto vinyl. It is a jam-packed collection of original independent ‘old-school’ hip-hop, created with just one thing in mind — to get this party jumping!
After the explosion of hip hop in the parks and clubs of The Bronx in the mid-1970s, it was in Harlem where the first rap records emerged at the end of 1979 – an avalanche of superb rap tracks released on small independent labels all trying to capitalise on the success of ‘Rappers Delight.’
Like hip hop culture itself, these first rap singles are the product of their own unique set of aesthetics — exciting and innovative rap performed with Bronx block party B-Boy funk breaks, disco jams and Jamaican sound system culture.
The extensive sleevenotes discuss hip-hop’s trajectory from the first wave of Bronx creativity — the legendary DJs Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa — through to its arrival in Harlem via the entrepreneurism of old-school African-American rhythm and blues producers and migr Jamaican producers all living in New York. Along the way the notes discuss everything from the New York power blackout of 1977, the Italian mafia involvement in the music industry, the links between rap and Jamaican dancehall and more besides!
Boombox 3 features a line-up of stunning, near unknown New York rap artists, classic disco breaks (including Chic’s omnipotent Good Times, MFSB’s Love Is the Message, Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust etc.), proto-electro and more. And by the early 1980s the first rap records outside New York began to emerge — Los Angeles, Houston, Milwaukee, Phoenix — and the first of these are also featured here in this new collection.


The Temptations – Solid Rock (2018) [FLAC]

The Temptations - Solid Rock (2018) [FLAC] Download

Release Name: The_Temptations-Solid_Rock-(88531)-REMASTERED-CD-FLAC-2018-WRE
Artist: The Temptations
Album: Solid Rock
Genre: Soul
Year: 2018
Tracks: 8
Duration: 00:39:41
Size: 231.08 MB

Solid Rock (1972) is The Temptations’ first album made primarily without founding members and original lead singers Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams. It is a masterful LP of righteous trippy soul, recorded during the height of The Temptations’ strong association with Norman Whitfield. The album includes songs such as; “Take a Look Around”, “Stop the War Now”, and “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are), as well as a cover of “Ain’t No Sunshine.” The arrangements are super funky, with spacey effects, rumbling bass and fuzzy guitars.


The Temptations – Psychedelic Shack (2018) [FLAC]

The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack (2018) [FLAC] Download

Release Name: The_Temptations-Psychedelic_Shack-(88529)-REMASTERED-CD-FLAC-2018-WRE
Artist: The Temptations
Album: Psychedelic Shack
Genre: Soul
Year: 2018
Tracks: 8
Duration: 00:39:21
Size: 259.54 MB

Psychedelic Shack (1970) by The Temptations is the album which represents the bands’ full-blown submergence into psychedelia. Completely written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, Psychedelic Shack almost completely abandoned the “Motown Sound” formula; hard rock guitars, synthesizer sound effects, multi-tracked drums, sampling, and stereo-shifting vocals give most of the album’s songs a harder, less traditional feel than The Temptations’ previous work.


The Temptations – Masterpiece (2018) [FLAC]

The Temptations - Masterpiece (2018) [FLAC] Download

Release Name: The_Temptations-Masterpiece-(88532)-REMASTERED-CD-FLAC-2018-WRE
Artist: The Temptations
Album: Masterpiece
Genre: Soul
Year: 2018
Tracks: 6
Duration: 00:42:25
Size: 258.01 MB

The Temptations’ 1973 album Masterpiece is now available for the first time on CD. Includes the full length unedited studio versions of all of the album cuts (previously only available on vinyl). As all of The Temptations’ “psychedelic soul”-era albums, Masterpiece was produced by Norman Whitfield. Masterpiece reached #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart, and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)” also became a Top 40 hit in 1973. “Law of the Land” was released as a UK-only single and just missed the UK Top 40, peaking at #41 in 1973.


Temptations – Puzzle People (2018) [FLAC]

Temptations - Puzzle People (2018) [FLAC] Download

Release Name: Temptations-Puzzle_People-(88525)-REMASTERED-CD-FLAC-2018-WRE
Artist: Temptations
Album: Puzzle People
Genre: Soul
Year: 2018
Tracks: 11
Duration: 00:42:53
Size: 289.19 MB

Produced entirely by Norman Whitfield, The Temptations’ Puzzle People takes the band further away from a classic soul sound, and more towards the realm of psychedelic soul. The album is primarily composed of Sly & the Family Stone/James Brown derived proto-funk tracks such as the lead single “Don’t Let the Joneses Get You Down,” and hit “I Can’t Get Next to You.” Also included are psychedelic covers of The Isley Brothers’ “It’s Your Thing,” The Beatles’ “Hey Jude,” and Roger Miller’s “Little Green Apples.” Originally released in 1969, the album landed in the Top 5 on the Pop Albums chart, and spent 15 weeks at #1 on the R&B Albums chart.


Royal Southern Brotherhood – The Royal Gospel (2016) [FLAC]

Royal Southern Brotherhood - The Royal Gospel (2016) [FLAC] Download

Release Name: Royal_Southern_Brotherhood-The_Royal_Gospel-CD-FLAC-2016-6DM
Artist: Royal Southern Brotherhood
Album: The Royal Gospel
Genre: Blues
Year: 2016
Tracks: 12
Duration: 00:55:14
Size: 373.91 MB

Chemistry. You either got it or you don t. When the five members of Royal Southern Brotherhood convened in February at Dockside Studios, Louisiana, there was magic in the air. Just seven days later, the acclaimed US soul-blues collective emerged triumphant with The Royal Gospel: the fifth album in their rocket-heeled rise and further proof of a lineup born to play together.

The Royal Gospel might move your feet, but it s not afraid to challenge your perceptions. The whole record is geared toward making a joyful noise, says Neville, but while we re partying, we still need to be thinking about what s going on around us. It covers what we ve seen in our travels over the last few years, and what we ve lived personally as citizens of the world. This is to an album that cements Royal Southern Brotherhood s reputation as a modern band to treasure. This is The Royal Gospel!


Royal Southern Brotherhood – Don’t Look Back (2015) [FLAC]

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Release Name: Royal_Southern_Brotherhood-Dont_Look_Back-CD-FLAC-2015-6DM
Artist: Royal Southern Brotherhood
Album: Don’t Look Back
Genre: Blues
Year: 2015
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:07:29
Size: 449.84 MB

The Royal Southern Brotherhood is a Southern rock, blues, R&B, and soul supergroup of sorts, with a pedigree that is pretty impressive. For one, the group’s main singer is the amazing Cyril Neville of Meters and Neville Brothers fame. Guitarist Devon Allman is the son of Gregg Allman of the legendary Allman Brothers Band. Guitarist Mike Zito has had a critically acclaimed blues guitar history of his own, while bassist Charlie Wooton played in Zydefunk and Yonrico Scott has been the drummer for Derek Trucks and other high-profile acts. It’s a pretty good resum for a new band. The Royal Southern Brotherhood released a self-titled debut album with Ruf Records in 2012.