I'm Gonna Miss Ya - (4:33) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Does Anybody Really Know - (3:59) 104 BPM
Played by: Natasha Kitty Katt
Review: For their latest trip into "in-demand collector cuts" territory, Edinburgh's Athens of the North shines a light on the work of obscure Miami artist Aaron Broomfield. "I'm Gonna Miss You" originally appeared on Mountain Records in 1981 and has become something of a sought-after record in recent years. It's a brilliant chunk of rubbery Miami synth-funk rich in mazy synthesizer solos, elastic slap bass and the urgent hustle of P-funk. Then you'll find the cosmic soul bump of "Does Anybody Really Know", which appears to a previously unreleased vocal workout featuring some deliciously fuzzy electric guitar solos.
ATH 050
02 Feb 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Outstanding - (5:52) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Oustanding (dub) - (5:37) 93 BPM
AOTN 12007
06 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Through The Field Beyond The Trees Lies The Ocean - (2:06) 73 BPM
   
Greendrive #2 - (5:33) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Journey To Inchcape - (3:36) 71 BPM
   
Welter In The Haar - (2:34) 72 BPM
   
Dreamt The Breakers Spill - (4:11) 81 BPM
   
Flight Of The Cormorant - (5:30) 117 BPM
   
Westway Nocturne - (4:38) 100 BPM
   
Mariner's Hymn - (4:52) 78 BPM
   
Adrift Below A Constellation - (4:13) 73 BPM
   
Unsurfacing - (2:18) 134 BPM
AOTN 028
01 Feb 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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Party & Get On Down (full Length mix) - (5:42) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Party & Get On Down - (3:57) 108 BPM
Review: Original pressings have been previously spotted passing hands for well over L1000: Big Apple Band's 1976 deep funk classic has been rarer than hen's teeth for most of its 41 year life. Its sought-after status accelerated by Keb Darge for last 15 or so years - that and the fact it's an out-and-out soul-stirring, honey-vocalled, low and slow funk burner - AOTN have finally unleashed it in it full length for all of us. And we should all be eternally grateful.
AOTN 12003
10 Feb 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Time For A Change - (3:25) 122 BPM
   
Time For A Change (Hot mix) - (3:25) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: In the sales notes accompanying this latest slice of EP gold from Athens of the North, boss man Euan Fryer admits that he spent a good "four or five years" trying to locate an original copy of "Time For Change" before finally tracking down original singer Benita. She was more than happy for him to reissue the record, which is one of the most inspired and well-made disco-soul records you're ever likely to hear (how it remained a lost classic, we'll never know). Benita's lyrics and vocals are superb, the horns are punchy, and "Hot Mix" contains one of the best slap-bass solos you'll ever hear. In a word: essential.
ATH 055
01 Dec 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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You Can Win (Spark Something remix) - (3:27) 130 BPM
ATH 006DR
02 Aug 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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You Can Win - (3:26) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Let's Go - (4:24) 125 BPM
Played by: Kiwi
ATH 06
01 Oct 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Bip Bam (Part 1) - (3:04) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bip Bam (Part 2) - (3:00) 112 BPM
ATH 067
27 Jul 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Rock On (Bob Blank remix) - (6:25) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rock On - (4:22) 118 BPM
AOTN 12006
05 Oct 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Love Goddess - (4:58) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Good News (Tired Of Bad News) - (4:46) 126 BPM
ATH 066
27 Jul 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Why Are You Cryin' - (4:09) 124 BPM
   
Good Woman - (5:04) 100 BPM
   
Happy Hooker - (5:55) 101 BPM
   
Ain't What You Know - (2:41) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Girl, I Can Feel Ya - (3:48) 95 BPM
   
How Do You Hang On To A Dream - (3:24) 59 BPM
   
Let Bygones Be Bygones - (5:09) 132 BPM
   
To Be In Love With Yourself - (4:01) 85 BPM
   
On This Side Of Town - (3:39) 143 BPM
AOTNLP 025
25 May 18
Soul
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I Like What You Do To Me - (3:35) 126 BPM
   
Girl Like You - (4:17) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
ATH 068
27 Jul 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Salt In The Ocean - (3:44) 72 BPM
   
The Pleasure Chant - (4:18) 144 BPM
   
Let's All Hesitate - (3:56) 144 BPM
   
Get Up - (3:26) 70 BPM
   
Style In Full Swing - (3:23) 68 BPM
   
Timeless Tonight - (3:30) 83 BPM
   
Somewhere In The South Pacific - (6:50) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Just The Ticket - (4:01) 72 BPM
   
Wild Jazz Summers - (5:06) 110 BPM
   
Shadows On Stone - (3:37) 138 BPM
   
Oh' Bop Sh Bam - (2:55) 128 BPM
   
Money Is Thin On The Ground - (3:28) 148 BPM
   
Stand - (3:21) 87 BPM
   
Bend An Elbow/Lend An Ear - (3:32) 105 BPM
AOTNLP 005
27 Nov 15
Indie
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Where Will I Go - (4:16) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Always - (4:31) 132 BPM
Review: North Carolina's Brief Encounter were one of the bands to define the 70's US soul sound but, unlike many of their peers, the group remained in the sights of crate diggers and specialists, straying away from significant commercial success. This particular single, for instance, wasn't even released officially and has remained the stuff of legends until now, so it's thanks to the reliable Athens Of The North that we're able to give it a spin on our turntables. Put simply, "Where Will I Go" and "Always" are two unmissable soul ballads that are simply impossible not to appreciate and get excited by - they encapsulate a particular note of optimism and romance that represented the 1970s in America, taking us on a journey into the past. Don't miss it!
ATH 070
17 Aug 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Rocking - (4:03) 123 BPM
   
Since I Met You Girl - (2:32) 119 BPM
   
Now I Know I Love You - (3:04) 85 BPM
   
Just For Love - (2:46) 95 BPM
   
Always - (6:34) 132 BPM
   
We Want To Play - (4:15) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sweet Tender Loving - (4:13) 116 BPM
   
Open Up Your Heart - (3:10) 122 BPM
   
Together In Love - (3:30) 136 BPM
   
If You Want My Love - (4:26) 131 BPM
Review: Brief Encounter were a nine-piece band from North Carolina who made their debut with 1977's 'Introducing' album. 'We Want To Play' followed on Music Town Records in 1981, original copies of which will set you back north of ?300... luckily, those democratising dons of the reissue Athens Of The North are on hand to bring you the same album for a fraction of the price! While not lacking in standout cuts - see the title track or 'Open Up Your Heart', for starters - it's an album that's perhaps most interesting as a musical snaphot of a time when 70s disco and soul was inexorably mutating into 80s boogie and electrofunk.
AOTN 019
31 May 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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The Brief Encounter (Introduction) - (4:27) 98 BPM
   
Visions - (4:50) 130 BPM
   
Smile - (3:28) 116 BPM
   
Just One Moment - (3:42) 120 BPM
   
Loving And Caring - (4:11) 126 BPM
   
In A Special Kind Of Way - (3:55) 65 BPM
   
Good Thing, Bad Thing - (4:13) 118 BPM
   
Time Is Moving - (4:45) 103 BPM
   
Got A Good Feeling - (4:52) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
We're Gonna Have A Good Time - (3:42) 113 BPM
AOTNLP 034
02 Aug 19
Funk
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Stop - (3:57) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Doin' It Our Way - (3:34) 125 BPM
Played by: Superbreak
Review: The Broomfield family troupe - led by Aaron Broomfield - laid down a sweet series of rare groove 45s during the late 70s, this Keb Darge-championed 45" from 79 (originally on Taurus) being one of the most popular. With its high energy, slick keys and sparkling percussion "Stop" sits slap in the middle of disco and boogie while "Doin' It Our Way" hits with much more of a jazz funk feel with bold harmonies hitting hard on the chorus. Previously spotted passing for L400 - it's another expert democratisation by AOTN.
ATH 052
08 Sep 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Wish Upon Love - (2:17) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nightime On The Beach - (3:46) 89 BPM
ATH 021
30 Oct 15
Soul
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Primitive Substance - (5:10) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Berlin - (5:55) 101 BPM
   
Safari Western - (2:59) 110 BPM
   
Somerset Hill - (4:26) 115 BPM
   
Big Mouth - (4:19) 117 BPM
   
Tarzan Meets Jane - (5:55) 101 BPM
   
Feels Good - (4:11) 121 BPM
   
Forgiveness - (3:44) 120 BPM
   
Montezuma - (4:36) 97 BPM
   
Journey To Ixtlan - (4:23) 127 BPM
   
You Turn Me On - (4:15) 103 BPM
   
Volcano Cathedral - (5:51) 114 BPM
AOTNCD 026
24 May 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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Dirty Channels vs Danny Russell - "Watchin Out" - (5:53) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Frazelle - "Today Is The Day" (Linkwood Chop) - (5:20) 114 BPM
Review: Edinburgh's Athens Of The North are back with more reliable edit action by some undisputed groove experts. First up we have Milan based duo Dirty Channels of Hot Creations and Crosstown Rebels fame, who team up with Berlin based rising star Danny Russell on the familiar soul funk of "Watchin' Out". It works a relentless groove before dropping into a hook that you'll be hearing a lot of this Summer.

Next up is Ken Frazelle with his one and only tune from back in '82 - "Today Is The Day". It gets a re-rub by local legend Linkwood of Firecracker fame which works that properly lo-slung boogie-down vibe to the max.
AOTN 12005
27 Jul 18
Deep House
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Havin' A Party - (2:56) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Music - (3:51) 119 BPM
ATH 036
23 Sep 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Today Is The Day (Hot mix) - (3:18) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Today Is The Day (Shadow Hills mix) - (3:18) 114 BPM
Played by: Kenneth bager
Review: Massive boogie joint from 1982, Frazelle's "Today Is The Day" packs the same punch it did 35 years ago; stomping beats, salubrious guitars, widescreen production and gutsy vocals from Ken Frazelle himself. Powerful in the lyrical, technical and party dynamics this is a huge dancefloor record... This reissue is long overdue. You know what to do.
ATH 041
03 Feb 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Watchin' You - (4:04) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
To The Sky - (4:38) 126 BPM
Review: Little is known about Friction Band's hyper-rare 45" besides the fact it's a brilliant example of outsider, slightly experimental style of modern soul, it's passed hands for strong triple figures in recent years and it's just been injected with a whole new lease of life by Fryer. "Watchin' You" is a footloose boogie jam with unabashed use of freeform keys while "To The Sky" flips for a softer, more sentimental soul affair that's fringed by just the right amount of dreamy cosmicity. Another precision find by AOTN.
ATH 044
31 Mar 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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If You Feel It, Say Yeah (Unreleased full version) - (6:45) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Say It - (4:20) 128 BPM
Review: Fruit's delicious disco flavours keep blossoming. It started with an unearthed and unreleased album that finally saw the light of day after almost 40 years this spring. Now on this one, we return to their only big single of the time (and most well known) "If You Feel It Say Yeah" but with a previously unreleased 12" that's been extended in all the right places. The evergreen B-side "Say It" plays the perfect foil with its ballroom disco soul dynamic. Apparently there's another unearthed single to come too. Tasty.

ATH 12002
30 Sep 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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If You Feel It, Say Yeah - (6:45) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Space Lady - (4:38) 125 BPM
   
Life Is A Challenge - (4:18) 134 BPM
   
I Lost The Love I Thought I Had - (4:17) 131 BPM
   
Say It (2 Track live Demo) - (3:52) 128 BPM
   
Fruit Of The Universe - (5:10) 103 BPM
   
Say It - (4:20) 128 BPM
   
What You Gonna Do - (3:42) 134 BPM
   
Spring - (7:18) 138 BPM
   
I Lost The Love I Thought I Had (2 Track live Demo) - (4:35) 125 BPM
Played by: Hober Mallow
Review: Athens Of The North are crate diggers extraordinaire, but here they have really outdone themselves. An obscure Floridian disco/funk act from the late 70s, Fruit barely even registered on the music world at the time. Only their solitary 1978 single "Say It" ever got released and it was only years later that rare as hens teeth copies of it became collector's items. AOTN however, went further though, contacting Cypress Studios and unearthing a whole unreleased album by this forgotten band. Now for the first time ever they present this sizzling ten track trawl through distinctly southern-tinged boogie funk and soul.
AOTNLP 007
27 May 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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What You Gonna Do - (3:42) 67 BPM
   
Life Is A Challenge - (4:17) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: One of 2016's finest funk stories was, without question, when AOTN suddenly dropped this incredible unreleased album by criminally slept-on Jacksonville troupe Fruit. A stunning piece of work, even by Fryer's standards it was a coup-de-grace. Now two of the album's finest, funkiest, sweatiest jams are available on limited 45. Instant floor burners, just like the rest of the album, before the tracks are over you'll feel you and your floor have known them forever.
AOTN 42
03 Feb 17
Funk
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What About The Child - (2:51) 91 BPM
   
If You Can Dance - (3:17) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ain't That Funky Enough - (2:59) 108 BPM
   
Plastic Lady - (3:16) 105 BPM
   
People Will Be People - (5:39) 155 BPM
   
Gimme Some Love - (3:55) 103 BPM
   
You Are So Wonderful - (3:46) 127 BPM
   
Without You - (3:24) 123 BPM
   
Now I Know - (4:33) 86 BPM
   
What About The Child (instrumental) - (3:31) 90 BPM
AOTNLP 014
06 Feb 12
Funk
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We Are Here To Party - (4:32) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Loving You - (6:19) 124 BPM
Played by: Sophie Lloyd
ATH 076
08 Mar 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Of My Hands - (7:04) 98 BPM
   
Endless Love - (2:21) 85 BPM
   
Drifting - (7:39) 152 BPM
   
The Magic Radish - (5:35) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The High Priestess - (7:44) 101 BPM
   
Incantation - (1:12) 147 BPM
   
The Mage - (6:04) 94 BPM
AOTNLP 016
03 May 19
Jazz
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Sapphire Dreams - (5:18) 84 BPM
   
Eric's Breakdown - (3:06) 91 BPM
   
The Door Into Summer - (4:57) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Not That It Makes Any Difference - (5:10) 106 BPM
   
Lake Kussharo - (4:11) 79 BPM
   
Kushiro River - (3:01) 120 BPM
   
This Is Not Necessarily My Answer, But - (5:42) 95 BPM
   
The Dreaming Jewels - (6:06) 147 BPM
AOTNLP 033
29 Nov 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Elementary Physiology (Part 1) - (2:35) 68 BPM
   
Elementary Physiology (Part 2) - (3:34) 74 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Balloon Ride - (4:40) 122 BPM
   
Circadian Rhythms - (3:34) 90 BPM
   
Diametrically Opposed - (3:23) 103 BPM
   
Grockle Box - (1:32) 112 BPM
   
Living The Dream (Part 1) - (4:00) 86 BPM
   
Platform Game - (4:48) 65 BPM
   
Stacey's Theme (Aortic Valve) - (3:23) 105 BPM
   
Photosynthesis - (3:42) 100 BPM
   
Chronobiology - (4:22) 88 BPM
AOTN 030
20 Sep 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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Vulcano V El Gato (Medley) - (4:31) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Papa Was A Rolling Stone - (2:53) 124 BPM
   
Papa Fue - (4:06) 127 BPM
   
Te Lo Digo Yo - (3:24) 98 BPM
   
Vampiras - (4:24) 121 BPM
   
Hermanos Latinos - (3:48) 106 BPM
   
Bailalo Y Maevelo - (4:09) 108 BPM
   
The Sun From Above - (4:56) 106 BPM
   
Enciendelo - (5:03) 119 BPM
   
Somas Latinos - (4:44) 110 BPM
AOTN 020
21 Sep 18
International
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Vampiras - (4:24) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hermanos Latinos - (3:48) 106 BPM
Review: Here's something of a surprise from the normally funk and soul-centric Athens of the North label: a "heavy salsa" digital 7" featuring two killer cuts from contemporary outfit Grupo Magnetico. It's a taster for their forthcoming debut album; if these two straight-to-tape cuts are anything to go by, that set will be well worth picking up. Both tracks sound like they could have been recorded by Colombian musicians in New York during the heyday of Boogaloo, with A-side "Vampiras" - a typically undulating salsa groove which is enlivened by group male vocals and heavy horns - just edging out the gentler but punchier "Hermanos Latinos" in the "standout" stakes.
ADN 001
13 Oct 17
International
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Jasmine - (3:59) 101 BPM
   
Mariposa Lily - (3:19) 84 BPM
   
Antonio's Theme - (4:07) 93 BPM
   
Coastal Drive - (4:15) 102 BPM
   
Lost In Nostalgia - (3:15) 80 BPM
   
Introduction - (1:19) 98 BPM
   
Nightshade (Echo Flute & Bowed Bass) - (2:04) 69 BPM
   
Nightshade (Main Theme) - (1:43) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nightshade (Solo Strings & Solo Fender Rhodes) - (2:13) 128 BPM
   
Nightshade (Pizzicato Strings & Walking Bass) - (2:54) 97 BPM
   
Nightshade (Multi-Tracked Piano) - (3:14) 72 BPM
   
Main Theme (Reprise) - (5:08) 116 BPM
Review: Hampshire & Foat project is comprised of Greg & Warren. They are influenced heavily by not just Jazz, but the library sound of the '60s and '70s, along with film soundtracks from the same golden era. They are avid collectors of this music and this constant search sends them down new musical pathways - often sparking a whole new concept for projects. This collection of library tracks has been a much talked about project that was a long time coming, according to Edinburgh's Athens Of The North - and it was sure worth the wait! Highlights include the folky balearica of "Antonio's Theme" or "Coastal Drive" and pretty much any mix of the dreamy and mysterious "Nightshade".
AOTNLP 018
22 Jun 18
Balearic/Downtempo
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Galaxies Like Grains Of Sand - (6:15) 92 BPM
   
Lullaby - (5:07) 80 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Solar Winds - (4:39) 123 BPM
   
A Long Way Home - (2:38) 123 BPM
   
End Song - (7:05) 129 BPM
   
All Washed Up - (4:51) 70 BPM
   
How The Nights Can Fly - (8:01) 80 BPM
   
End Song (Reprise) - (1:59) 58 BPM
Played by: Kenneth bager
Review: Multi talented UK Jazz Pianist Greg Foat has teamed up with Mercury Award nominated multi instrumentalist Warren Hampshire to collaborate on a new LP drawing on their diverse musical influences. Classic British library music, 60s Italian soundtracks and lost Americana combined with touches of modern classical, minimalism, jazz and folk. Featuring many members of Greg and Warren's previous bands and one of the U.Ks finest Jazz drummers in Clark Tracy. The LP also features an Edinburgh orchestra and soloists who were hand picked and scored Foat and Hampshire themselves.
AOTNLP 010
26 May 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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The Promise - (2:32) 77 BPM
   
Call Of The Forest - (3:14) 89 BPM
   
Crows Feet - (4:35) 101 BPM
   
The Fly & I - (1:50) 78 BPM
   
Winter Bound - (6:27) 73 BPM
   
The Hive - (4:36) 71 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Honey Dreams - (2:58) 73 BPM
   
The Elderflower - (4:25) 106 BPM
   
Rain Clouds - (3:30) 69 BPM
   
Honey For A Penny - (2:37) 75 BPM
Played by: Flash Atkins
AOTNLP 13
23 Feb 18
Balearic/Downtempo
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Saint Lawrence - (4:19) 79 BPM
   
The Clock Tower - (0:58) 97 BPM
   
The Snake And The Weasel - (4:56) 124 BPM
   
The Broken Promise - (3:03) 81 BPM
   
The Undercliff - (4:09) 78 BPM
   
Woody Bay - (4:36) 58 BPM
   
The Solitude Of Certitudes (Part I & II) - (7:42) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Out On The Side - (2:25) 67 BPM
AOTNLP 024
12 Apr 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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Since I Was A Little Girl - (3:31) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Straight Talk - (3:29) 82 BPM
Review: or their latest dive into the depths of funk history, Athens of the North travels back to 1978 and the debut of John Hawes and Velma Bunch's obscure Hard Drivers project. The record initially appeared on Hawes' own short-lived imprint, and his since become a sought after 7" amongst serious collectors. "Since I Was A Little Girl" is a disco-era funk gem, with guest singer Vivian Lee providing a brilliantly confident vocal to compliment Hawes and Bunch's driving, horn-heavy backing track. You'll then find original B-side "Straight Talk", a touching torch song full of harmony backing vocals, impassioned builds, and lyrics capable of melting even the stoniest of hearts.
ATH 040
03 Mar 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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My Dreams Are Clouded - (4:29) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Don't Wait Too Long - (4:15) 140 BPM
Review: A regular triple-figure fetch on the auction sites, it was only a matter of time before Henry Thomas & Rise's beautiful 80s soul doublet experienced the strong-armed justice of Fryer. Not just reissued but sourced and tracked down - this is just the start of what will hopefully be a whole load of criminally slept on and unreleased soul from Henry and his troupe. "My Dreams Are Clouded" is a verified club banger with its FM synth ripples and low-down bass bumps while "Don't Wait Too Long" is the ultimate come home record. Slinky, swooning and soaked in raw dollops of emotion - Henry Thomas is, once again, on the rise.
ATH 046
26 May 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Confrontation - (3:42) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
You And Me Babe - (4:16) 114 BPM
Review: The Athens of the North label is a blessing for those whose tastes in soul, funk, disco and boogie tend towards the obscure and ludicrously hard-to-find. Their latest re-issue fits into both categories. Seemingly the only single they ever released, "Confrontation" came out in 1981 on Arista but copies have since proved incredibly hard to find; so hard, in fact, that original 7" singles now change hands online for nearly L300. The title track, produced by A Taste of Honey's Perry Kibble, is brilliant, though, delivering a soulful, heartfelt disco-funk jam full of smooth backing vocals, bubbling clavinet lines and deliciously righteous horns.
ATH 019
30 Oct 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Reality - (3:36) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hey, Hey - (3:17) 131 BPM
Review: Previously spotted passing hands for over L5000, this one-off 45" from North Carolina troupe Ice has enjoyed cult status over the years in both the deepfunk and northern soul scenes. Straight from 1980, there's a great balance of classic soul motifs and modern production as "Reality" swoons and sways unhurriedly but emphatically while "Hey Hey" ups the boogie ante with firm focus on the party, sharp switches on the chorus and some insane bass runs. Another ice cold reissue from AOTN.
ATH 062
21 Dec 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Party Man - (3:43) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Put Everything In Place - (3:59) 115 BPM
Review: The second of two AOTN Infinity EPs, AOTN dish out another superb reissue from the late 70s US seven-piece. Serious funk soul once again; "Party Man" lives up to its name with a thumping groove, slinky slap bass licks and big call and response vocals. Instant feels. "Put Everything In Place" is a little more restrained but still very much party minded with its absurdly lavish bass walks, jaunty piano and delicious Faze-O style falsettos. To Infinity and beyond!
ATH 064
06 Jul 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Queen Of My Universe - (3:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Up - (4:00) 135 BPM
Played by: YAM WHO?
Review: The first of two major Infinity licences from AOTN, this is a significant excavation even by renowned digger label founder Fryer's standards. Usually seen passing hands for well over L500, this second and last single from the relatively unknown troupe Infinity is a stone cold jam that's been sought after for many many years. Absolute rare groove sleaze on the bass and horns, "Queen Of My Universe" sparkles with soul in every element. Meanwhile "Up" strips things back even further with an uptempo disco twang and tight Q&A vocal play between the band. Infinite love for this one!
ATH 063
06 Jul 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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James McKenzie - "Lady Is Love" - (3:14) 118 BPM
   
James McKenzie - "Live Again" - (4:10) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
James McKenzie - "Two Ladies" - (3:58) 71 BPM
   
McKenzie Brothers - "I Hope She Don't Hurt You" - (5:10) 113 BPM
   
James McKenzie - "Wonderful To Be In Love" - (3:47) 125 BPM
   
McKenzie Brothers - "Felt Her Fire" - (3:58) 82 BPM
   
James McKenzie - "I've Got To Go" - (3:35) 125 BPM
   
James McKenzie - "Birth Is Love" - (6:46) 101 BPM
   
McKenzie Brothers - "Joni's Little Song" - (2:00) 123 BPM
   
McKenzie Brothers - "Lonley Girl" - (3:59) 91 BPM
   
McKenzie Brothers - "Tomorrow Is Your Own" - (2:48) 129 BPM
AOTNLP 022
30 Aug 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Life Is A Miracle (full Length mix) - (4:51) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Life Is A Miracle - (3:34) 136 BPM
ATH 037
23 Sep 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Back Together - (6:45) 89 BPM
   
Back Together (dub) - (7:05) 89 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
AOTN 12008
06 Dec 19
Roots/Lovers Rock
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Keep On Smiling - (11:54) 112 BPM
   
Just A Song - (9:47) 148 BPM
   
Love Everything About You - (9:15) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Valentine Love - (7:25) 142 BPM
Played by: YAM WHO?
Review: The Athens Of The North label always unearths impressively rare vintage audio finds. Here is no different with the US trio, JOB (James Davis, Ollie Carbin and Billy Bruner) caught live at the height of their powers on Saturday, August 20th, 1977. Having formed after their graduation that same year, this band were so funky that they were quickly offered a 'house band' stint at North Tulsa's most popular after hours spot, The Point After. Whilst they played there many greats came to see them in action. One listen to the blisteringly authentic funk on here and you'll understand why.
AOTNLP 011
24 Mar 17
Funk
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Your Mine - (8:41) 159 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Come With Me - (3:14) 107 BPM
   
Mr DJ - (5:07) 117 BPM
   
Happiness - (4:22) 139 BPM
   
Fascinating - (5:49) 107 BPM
   
Billy's Coming Bac - (4:44) 108 BPM
   
More Than Words - (4:04) 94 BPM
   
Still In Love - (3:43) 150 BPM
AOTNLP 027
22 Feb 19
Soul
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Black Fairy Meets Johnny - (1:43) 148 BPM
   
Please Give Me Some Magic - (3:09) 116 BPM
   
Black Fairy Meets Black Bird - (0:38) 101 BPM
   
Tell Them They Are Beautiful - (1:52) 141 BPM
   
Travel To Afrika - (1:46) 82 BPM
   
Black Fairy Meets Queen Mother - (0:57) 142 BPM
   
Afrika's My Home - (3:55) 81 BPM
   
Black Land Of The Nile - (2:56) 67 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Trip To America - (0:56) 155 BPM
   
Go Down Moses - (3:04) 138 BPM
   
Did You Feed My Cow - (1:28) 77 BPM
   
The Streets Of Harlem - (4:06) 139 BPM
   
Afrikan Children - (2:06) 139 BPM
   
Black Men Can Be Beautiful - (2:31) 120 BPM
   
Black Fairy - (2:12) 136 BPM
   
Eulogy For Black Fairy - (2:38) 129 BPM
   
Black Fairy Returns - (0:36) 131 BPM
   
Hey Black Child - (1:44) 132 BPM
   
Johnny & Black Fairy - (0:14) 114 BPM
AOTNLP 004
25 Sep 15
Soul
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You're The Best - (4:25) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Train Of Thought - (4:28) 120 BPM
ATH 078
19 Apr 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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