Music Is Black History.
Every February in the US, and October in the UK, marks the beginning of Black History Month. We’re well aware that music wouldn’t be what it is today without the ground-breaking contributions from many black artists, singers, musicians, and producers. Learn more >
Robohands – Shapes
‘Shapes’, the third album from the London-based instrumentalist-composer-producer-extraordinaire, was initially planned to be recorded in full at Buffalo Studios with producer JP Pilon in Limehouse, London. While much of the record, including all of the drumming, was completed there, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Baxter to get creative and flex his talents as an engineer. Baxter, who has become obsessed with gear and the technical side of the creative process, just as much as with being a well-versed composer and musician, was able to finish the remainder of the record at his flat in London. Learn more >
High Pulp – Mutual Attraction Vol. 1
“I am deeply grateful for how Pharaoh Sanders, Alice Coltrane and Sun Ra, each in their own way, invite the listener to attend to the pure sound (and silence) from which the note emerges, the organic pulse that creates rhythm. The musical wisdom contained in their work is an antidote to rigidity and a cause for endless optimism,” says the group’s saxophonist, Andrew Morrill. Learn more >
High Pulp – Bad Juice
High Pulp are an 8-piece band that emerged from the Royal Room, a legendary Seattle Jazz club where they held “Funk Church” jam sessions in 2017. Their signature sound is a Psychedelic fusion of Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz, and Soul which come together with complex, well thought out arrangements and progressive style. After successful sessions and premieres with prestigious station KEXP, and being at the forefront of the Seattle music scene. Learn more >
Karl Morgan – Hidden Cymbals
Karl Morgan has a bass and drum sample library called Hidden Cymbals coming out July 17.
VINYL is available online in the KingUnderground store and Karl’s Bandcamp on June 5. Learn more >
The New Mastersounds – Be Yourself
‘Be Yourself’ by The New Mastersounds is on vinyl for the first time since its initial release in 2003. The new version is available with or without a bonus collectors’ 45. The first 150 copies are on ‘natural-coloured’ vinyl, with printed inner sleeves, original shots of the band, and brand new artwork. Learn more >
Torb The Roach – Tape Echo: Gold Floppies
Torb announces a repress of his debut album, Tape Echo: Gold Floppies – due Apr 17 on deluxe blue & black vinyl.
There’s a short feature film and two singles, Tre Seks Fem & Tokyo that are already out. Learn more >
CRAC – All For You
Rare funk/soul album recorded in ‘76 and released in 1980. Reissue coming Nov 8.
Deluxe vinyl release includes printed inner-sleeves and 7″ single. Learn more >