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Hope - (8:03) 95 BPM
   
Many Worlds - (11:02) 129 BPM
   
Free Thing - (2:31) 155 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mountain Song - (11:13) 131 BPM
   
Hymn Of The Turning Stone - (9:26) 94 BPM
   
Quantum Blues - (6:35) 152 BPM
FSRCD 132
15 Jan 21
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Hope (edit) - (6:53) 95 BPM
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04 Dec 20
Jazz
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Free Thing - (2:31) 155 BPM
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06 Nov 20
Jazz
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We Gave Up Too Soon (feat Vanessa Jamie) - (2:53) 62 BPM
   
Abuja Sunrise - (3:39) 111 BPM
   
Kashmir - (3:55) 114 BPM
   
Let's Start A Movement (feat James Junior) - (3:22) 98 BPM
   
Edge Of Fear - (2:30) 102 BPM
   
Time To Slow It Down (feat Najwa Ezzaher) - (3:27) 119 BPM
   
All In (feat Vanessa Jamie) - (3:52) 82 BPM
   
Funky Amigo - (3:23) 115 BPM
   
Mo' Crunch - (4:29) 96 BPM
   
Look No Further (feat Najwa Ezzaher) - (3:14) 97 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mind Escape - (3:46) 102 BPM
Review: If we're counting correctly this is album number nine from Speedometer in a recording career that stretches back 20 years. As such, if you have any interest at all in 'new old' funk and soul sounds you should know pretty much what to expect, so it's the cuts where they flip the script that are most notable. There's a distinct African slant to the cinematic 'Edge Of Fear', but it's 'Kashmir', a sitar-infused jaunt into psychedelic pastures, that's the standout. Elsewhere the UK veterans run the gamut from soulful acid jazz anthem-in-waiting 'Let's Start A Movement' to the raunchy, wigged-out Hammond jam that is 'Mo' Crunch'.
FSRCD 130
03 Apr 20
Funk
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Pass It On (feat Terri Walker) - (4:10) 99 BPM
   
There's Nothing Like This - (4:00) 144 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Don't Mind The Waiting - (4:46) 101 BPM
   
Last Request - (5:35) 81 BPM
   
Music - (5:38) 152 BPM
   
Who Chooses The Seasons (feat Carleen Anderson) - (5:11) 152 BPM
   
Best By Far - (4:01) 150 BPM
   
Winner - (3:40) 99 BPM
   
Outside - (5:46) 152 BPM
   
Little Boy - (5:54) 120 BPM
   
This Is Not A Love Song - (4:47) 140 BPM
   
Long Time Coming - (4:28) 109 BPM
   
I Guess - (3:52) 93 BPM
   
Be Thankful (feat Erykah Badu) - (4:10) 103 BPM
   
Tell Me - (4:10) 66 BPM
   
Syleste (Lounge Lizzard mix) - (3:56) 146 BPM
   
Feeling You (feat Stevie Wonder) - (4:48) 104 BPM
   
It's So - (4:31) 123 BPM
   
Kiss It Right - (5:07) 82 BPM
   
Come On (feat Kele LeRoc) - (5:04) 95 BPM
   
The Man - (4:13) 86 BPM
   
Treat You (feat Caron Wheeler) - (3:39) 50 BPM
   
Fuck War, Make Love - (3:28) 100 BPM
   
Bully (feat The Scratch Professer) - (4:01) 94 BPM
   
I Love Being With You - (3:34) 55 BPM
   
Simplify - (3:19) 85 BPM
   
Vicky's Tune (feat Robert Glasper & Ty) - (5:23) 64 BPM
   
Gave My Heart (feat Leon Ware) - (3:35) 108 BPM
   
Doobie Doobie Doo - (4:09) 97 BPM
   
Feeds My Mind (feat The Floacist) - (3:55) 89 BPM
   
Insatiable (feat Natasha Watts) - (5:14) 98 BPM
   
De Ja Vu (feat Mayra Andrade) - (3:27) 89 BPM
   
I Want It To Be - (3:49) 103 BPM
FSRCD 129
31 Jan 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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We Gave Up Too Soon - (2:53) 62 BPM
FSR 106D
07 Jan 20
Soul
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Various
   
Omar - "There's Nothing Like This" (feat Pino Palladino) - (5:23) 77 BPM
   
Kizzy Crawford - "Dive" - (4:18) 87 BPM
   
Kylie Auldist - "Family Tree" - (3:59) 58 BPM
   
Carleen Anderson - "Begin Again" - (3:46) 98 BPM
   
Martha High - "Trouble Man" - (4:17) 60 BPM
   
The Q Orchestra - "The Pink Rider" (feat Tal M Klein) - (5:14) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Angeline Morrison - "Fool's Gold" - (2:56) 120 BPM
   
Omar - "Treat You" (feat Caron Wheeler) - (3:42) 50 BPM
   
Jessica Lauren Four - "Happiness Train" (feat Jocelyn Brown) - (7:03) 133 BPM
   
Kylie Auldist - "Sensational" - (3:34) 58 BPM
   
Frootful - "The Road" (feat Mazen) - (4:23) 125 BPM
   
Omar - "Gave My Heart" (feat Leon Ware - radio edit) - (3:35) 108 BPM
   
Martha High - "I'd Rather Go Blind" - (3:53) 84 BPM
   
Carleen Anderson - "All That Glitters" - (4:01) 65 BPM
   
Deep Street Soul - "Souls Come Alive" - (3:00) 156 BPM
   
Kizzy Crawford - "Progression" - (3:48) 90 BPM
   
Jessica Lauren Four - "I Believe" (feat Jocelyn Brown) - (6:26) 102 BPM
   
Martha High - "You Got It" - (2:49) 111 BPM
   
Omar - "The Man" - (4:14) 86 BPM
   
The Andy Tolman Cartel - "Move Over" (feat Jo Harman) - (5:06) 124 BPM
   
Angeline Morrison - "Perhaps In A Little While" - (3:47) 138 BPM
   
Deep Street Soul - "The Hardest Part Is Knowing" (feat Joshua Tavares) - (4:44) 65 BPM
   
Frootful - "Fish In The Sea" (feat Angeline Morrison) - (3:19) 136 BPM
   
The Fantastics! - "Somewhere Finally" (feat Sulene Fleming - radio edit) - (3:49) 92 BPM
   
Candice Monique & The Optics - "In My Soul" - (4:17) 66 BPM
   
Frootful - "Soul Clap" - (3:26) 66 BPM
   
Omar - "I Love Being With You" - (3:33) 55 BPM
   
Angeline Morrison - "A Word For The Words" - (2:41) 129 BPM
   
Candice Monique & The Optics - "For All Time" - (5:42) 82 BPM
   
The Fantastics! - "Nine Lives" - (3:34) 72 BPM
   
Candice Monique & The Optics - "Feel The Vibe" - (3:48) 111 BPM
   
Baker Brothers - "Family Tree" (feat Vanessa Freeman) - (5:56) 111 BPM
   
The Q Orchestra - "Spread Your Wings" - (5:07) 80 BPM
   
Omar - "I Want It To Be" - (3:48) 102 BPM
   
The Fantastics! - "Cold Case" (feat Sulene Fleming - 45 version) - (3:52) 87 BPM
   
Candice Monique & The Optics - "My Child" - (4:13) 150 BPM
   
Lance Ferguson's Rare Groove Spectrum - "Brazilian Rhyme" - (4:48) 110 BPM
   
Lance Ferguson's Rare Groove Spectrum - "Am I Wrong" - (4:32) 55 BPM
   
Baker Brothers - "If You Want Me To Stay" (feat Hamish Stuart) - (4:02) 51 BPM
   
Lance Ferguson's Rare Groove Spectrum - "Joyous" - (4:23) 110 BPM
   
Robert Moore - "Do Right Man" - (2:41) 116 BPM
   
Nathan Haines - "Tell Me" (album version) - (5:48) 56 BPM
   
Toshio Asukatei - "Rotation" - (5:57) 109 BPM
   
The Fantastics! - "Mushroom Strut" - (4:13) 118 BPM
   
The Q Orchestra - "Not The End" (feat Jennie Kapadai) - (4:07) 120 BPM
   
Nathan Haines - "Right Now" (feat Marlena Shaw - album version) - (6:22) 61 BPM
   
Blooming Black Lillies - "Between The Lines" - (4:54) 108 BPM
   
Speedometer - "You've Made Me So Very Happy" (feat Ria Currie) - (3:56) 100 BPM
   
The Q Orchestra - "Boogie Nights" (feat Jennie Kapadai) - (4:59) 112 BPM
   
Omar - "Gave My Heart" (feat Leon Ware - DJ Jazzy Jeff remix) - (4:00) 120 BPM
Review: Freestyle's series of genre-themed download bundles continues, with June's 'Afro & Latin!' and September's 'Funk!' comps now joined by this 40-track collection of soul and disco nuggets from the label's back catalogue. The set kicks off with a bona fide classic in the form of Omar's 'There's Nothing Like This', after which come 39 more cuts from the likes of Carleen Anderson, Kyle Audist and The Fantastics (not to mention, in featured vocalist form, Jocelyn Brown and Caron Wheeler). The title's something of a misnomer - the emphasis is firmly on 'new old' soul, future R&B and neo-soul rather than disco - but there's much to enjoy here all the same.
FSRSOULDIG 01
13 Dec 19
Soul
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Dive - (4:18) 87 BPM
   
Real Love - (3:35) 98 BPM
   
The Way I Dream - (4:40) 83 BPM
   
Twenty Years - (3:35) 60 BPM
   
Golden Brown - (3:54) 81 BPM
   
Achub Fi - (4:41) 80 BPM
   
Progression - (3:48) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Adlewyrchu Arnaf I - (4:47) 96 BPM
   
Waiting Game - (3:25) 100 BPM
   
Hall Of Mirrors - (3:58) 55 BPM
   
So Sad - (3:28) 91 BPM
FSRCD 128
25 Oct 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Various
   
Speedometer - "The Shakedown" (Say Yeah - feat Martha High, Myles Sanko & The Stilhouettes) - (4:00) 110 BPM
   
Boogaloo Investigators - "Let's Work A While" - (3:32) 83 BPM
   
The Mighty Show-Stoppers - "Shaft In Africa" - (4:08) 129 BPM
   
Martha High - "Dragging Me Down" - (3:57) 146 BPM
   
Robert Moore - "Make It Alright" - (2:57) 101 BPM
   
Speedometer - "Four Flights Up" - (4:49) 128 BPM
   
Deep Street Soul - "Soul's Come Alive" - (3:02) 156 BPM
   
The Sound Stylistics - "The Players Theme" - (4:48) 121 BPM
   
Speedometer - "It's My Thing" - (3:59) 110 BPM
   
The Fantastics! - "Soul Child" (feat Noel McKoy) - (3:55) 108 BPM
   
The Andy Tolman Cartel - "You What" - (4:26) 119 BPM
   
Soulive - "Too Much" (feat Nigel Hall) - (4:16) 105 BPM
   
Speedometer - "City Strut" - (3:01) 91 BPM
   
The Sound Stylistics - "Night Theme" - (3:25) 84 BPM
   
The Apples - "Killing" - (4:18) 101 BPM
   
Queens Community Show Band - "Ghetto Funk" - (5:29) 95 BPM
   
Speedometer - "Kool & The Gang" - (3:37) 65 BPM
   
King Hector & The Soul Dynamites - "Broasted Or Fried" - (5:18) 105 BPM
   
The Fantastics! - "Sweetback" - (5:26) 99 BPM
   
Deep Street Soul - "Kick Out The Jams" (feat Tia Hunter) - (3:05) 126 BPM
   
The Perceptions - "Loopy Doopy" (Exclusive 45 version) - (2:38) 120 BPM
   
The Apples - "In The Air" (feat Fred Wesley) - (4:09) 95 BPM
   
Big Pimp Jones - "Fistfight In The Master Bath" - (3:18) 94 BPM
   
The Sound Stylistics - "Shake & Hip Drop" - (2:36) 120 BPM
   
The Grits - "Crazy Legs" - (2:52) 63 BPM
   
Lance Ferguson Rare Groove Spectrum - "Egg Roll" - (3:13) 110 BPM
   
Soulive - "For Granted" - (4:06) 121 BPM
   
The Perceptions - "Hurricane Warning" - (4:57) 129 BPM
   
Randa & The Soul Kingdom - "Not Gonna Let You" - (3:46) 68 BPM
   
The Fantastics! - "Up Yours" - (3:41) 90 BPM
   
Baker Brothers - "Space Funk" - (4:41) 113 BPM
   
Big Pimp Jones - "Three Color Collar" - (2:41) 108 BPM
   
Deep Street Soul - "What She Said" (feat Mighty May Johnston) - (4:48) 152 BPM
   
Randa & The Soul Kingdom - "Feel It In Your Soul" - (2:36) 133 BPM
   
Soulive - "Up Right" - (3:42) 108 BPM
   
Speedometer - "Again & Again" (feat Natasha Watts) - (3:46) 112 BPM
   
Deep Street Soul - "Soul Loco Suite" - (3:23) 83 BPM
   
High St Hustlers - "Give It Up" - (4:45) 94 BPM
   
Randa & The Soul Kingdom - "I Do What I Do" - (3:16) 56 BPM
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06 Sep 19
Funk
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Pass It On (feat Terri Walker) - (4:10) 99 BPM
   
Be Thankful (feat Erykah Badu) - (4:13) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FSROMARIG 05
16 Aug 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Twenty Years - (3:35) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Golden Brown - (3:54) 81 BPM
FSRKIZDIG 003
26 Jul 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Sweet Power, Your Embrace (Sweet re-edit) - (7:15) 79 BPM
   
8 Counts For Rita - (6:41) 131 BPM
   
The Blessing Song (Blessed remix) - (8:52) 127 BPM
   
Blackbyrds Theme - (5:26) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FSR 105
26 Jul 19
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Various
   
Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers - "I Jool Omo" - (4:07) 95 BPM
   
The Manuel Azevedo Quartet - "Futebol De Bar" - (4:35) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Snowboy & The Latin Section - "Snowboy's Special" - (4:57) 115 BPM
   
The Fantastics! - "All The People" (Part 1) - (4:56) 100 BPM
   
Lance Ferguson - "Sweet Power Your Embrace" - (4:09) 118 BPM
   
Omar - "Ordinary Day" (feat Stuart Zender) - (4:26) 102 BPM
   
Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers - "Nawa" - (4:30) 129 BPM
   
The Shaolin Afronauts - "Ojo Abameta" - (5:26) 146 BPM
   
Jessica Lauren Four - "The Name Of Fela Will Always Stand For Freedom" - (5:41) 86 BPM
   
Kalbata & Mixmonster - "Congo Beat The Drum" (feat Major Mackerel) - (4:06) 93 BPM
   
Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers - "Adura" - (3:35) 125 BPM
   
Sirius B - "Samba Selvagem" - (4:01) 63 BPM
   
The Shaolin Afronauts - "Brooklyn" - (3:33) 95 BPM
   
Jazzinho - "Aos Meninos De Angola" - (5:15) 96 BPM
   
The Fantastics! - "Kinshasa Five" - (4:13) 102 BPM
   
Afrodizz - "Propaganda" - (8:40) 76 BPM
   
The Shaolin Afronauts - "Amhara" - (5:17) 64 BPM
   
Sirius B - "Um Grande Carnaval" - (6:18) 115 BPM
   
Jazzinho - "The Lagoon Monster" - (3:11) 134 BPM
   
Sirius B - "Clarear" - (5:41) 98 BPM
   
The Society - "What He Needs To Know" - (3:40) 90 BPM
   
Shirley Eubanks Ensemble & Sexteto Excelencio - "The Blessing Song" - (6:49) 128 BPM
   
Manteca - "Muchacha" - (4:26) 153 BPM
   
Quasimode - "Down In The Village" - (6:30) 134 BPM
   
Angeline Morrison - "The Feeling Sublime" - (2:56) 131 BPM
   
Malena - "Fried Samba" - (6:40) 122 BPM
   
Brownout - "The Sexican" - (3:54) 121 BPM
   
Flow Dynamics - "Bossa For Bebo" (original) - (5:00) 65 BPM
   
Grupo Fantasma - "Arroz Con Frijoles" - (4:03) 105 BPM
   
The Shaolin Afronauts - "Kilimanjaro" - (6:26) 119 BPM
   
Afrodizz - "Kif Kif" - (12:23) 129 BPM
   
Quasimode - "Skelton Coast" - (6:33) 135 BPM
   
Ray Camacho & The Teardrops - "Si Si Puede" - (3:30) 98 BPM
   
Malena - "More Afro" - (5:21) 120 BPM
   
Mkali Bahari Orchestra - "Black Rite" - (4:35) 100 BPM
   
Quasimode - "Ipe Amarelo" - (6:46) 122 BPM
   
Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers - "Witchdoctor" - (3:29) 126 BPM
   
The Shaolin Afronauts - "Journey Through Time" - (5:15) 118 BPM
   
Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers - "Lord Morocco" - (4:02) 131 BPM
   
Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers - "El Ritmo De Nueva York" - (3:30) 92 BPM
   
Sexteto Exellencio - "Nautilus" - (4:58) 131 BPM
   
Frootful - "Slowtime" (Latina version) - (4:05) 131 BPM
   
The Shaolin Afronauts - "Winds Across Gayanamede" - (5:04) 117 BPM
   
Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers - "Hi Life" - (4:23) 129 BPM
   
Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers - "Combolu" - (2:58) 66 BPM
FSRAFLADIG 01
21 Jun 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Witchdoctor - (3:29) 126 BPM
   
Nawa - (4:30) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FSR 7091
12 Apr 19
International
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Adlewyrchu Arnaf I - (4:47) 96 BPM
FSRKIZDIG 002
01 Mar 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Joyous - (4:23) 110 BPM
   
That's Nice - (3:30) 96 BPM
   
Egg Roll - (3:13) 110 BPM
   
Smokey Joe's La La - (3:29) 134 BPM
   
Oblighetto - (5:58) 118 BPM
   
Goodbye, So Long - (4:32) 91 BPM
   
Sweet Power Your Embrace - (4:09) 118 BPM
   
Noches De Viaje - (4:12) 99 BPM
   
A Love I Believe In - (4:20) 65 BPM
   
The Panther - (4:28) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Brazilian Rhyme - (4:44) 110 BPM
   
Am I Wrong - (4:32) 55 BPM
Review: Melbourne-based Kiwi Lance Ferguson is a jack of all trades really: producer, songwriter, guitarist, radio broadcaster, DJ and recording artist. His latest offering entitled Raregroove Spectrum is a collection of newly recorded versions of classic funk, soul, jazz and latin vinyl rarities. It features some of Melbourne's finest musicians across the album, including past and present members of local acts The Bamboos, The Putbacks and Hiatus Kaiyote. Ferguson explains that some of these versions can almost be looked at as re-edits: extending/teasing out the elements in a song to make them work on the dancefloor - except he went the extra step and re-recorded them with a live band.
FSRCD 125
25 Jan 19
Funk
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Various
   
The Bamboos - "Golden Ticket" - (3:14) 95 BPM
   
Lance Ferguson's Rare Groove Spectrum - "Smokey Joe's La La" - (3:29) 134 BPM
   
The Mighty Ryeders - "Evil Vibrations" - (3:42) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Matador! Soul Sounds - "Too Late" - (4:00) 91 BPM
   
Grupo Magnetico - "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" - (2:53) 124 BPM
   
The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - "Ain't It Funky Now" - (4:11) 97 BPM
   
Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions - "Gonna Be Alright" - (2:53) 128 BPM
   
Mestizo Beat - "Featherbed Lane" - (3:46) 112 BPM
   
Smoove & Turrell - "You're Gone" (feat Izo FitzRoy) - (3:42) 61 BPM
   
Kizzy Crawford - "Progression" - (3:47) 90 BPM
   
Chip Wickham - "Rebel No. 23" - (4:00) 112 BPM
   
The Lewis Express - "Brother Move On" - (4:19) 102 BPM
   
Courtney Pine - "Rules" (feat Omar) - (3:12) 75 BPM
   
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - "Foolish Girl" (feat Alex Ligertwood) - (6:06) 110 BPM
   
The New Mastersounds - "Tantalus" - (3:51) 122 BPM
   
The Getup - "Hush" - (4:20) 114 BPM
   
Orquesta Akokan - "Mambo Rapidito" - (3:19) 64 BPM
   
Gizelle Smith - "Scared Of Something" - (3:30) 95 BPM
   
Menagerie - "Spiral" - (5:12) 94 BPM
FSRCD 127
30 Nov 18
Funk
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Egg Roll - (3:13) 110 BPM
   
The Dump - (3:45) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Multifaceted, multitalented Lance Ferguson fires up the "Rare Grove Spectrum" machine ahead of his new album next year. As always with the man behind Aussie groove troopers The Bamboos, the deep funk message is plain, simple and devilishly moreish; "Egg Roll" plays the consummate lead with its flavoursome swing horns and big riff that builds up with guitar and organ refrains while "The Dump" fixes our focus more on the guitars as a big crystal clear riff takes the lead plays a cool toe-to-toe with the trumpet. Watch out for that crisp break on the breakdown too. Bring on the album!
FSR 7090
16 Nov 18
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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A Night In Tunisia - (5:12) 100 BPM
   
Creepin' - (5:54) 131 BPM
   
For Dancers Only - (4:18) 102 BPM
   
Little Sunflower - (7:14) 63 BPM
   
It Ain't Necessarily So - (6:28) 114 BPM
   
Chelsea Bridge - (5:18) 150 BPM
   
All Blues - (7:16) 65 BPM
   
There Is No Greater Love - (3:52) 81 BPM
   
Victor's Delight - (5:32) 115 BPM
   
Pools - (6:14) 98 BPM
FSRCD 126
26 Oct 18
Jazz
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It Ain't Necessarily So (radio edit) - (5:24) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Little Sunflower (radio edit) - (4:42) 64 BPM
   
Pools - (6:14) 98 BPM
FSRAUGDIG 01
12 Oct 18
Jazz
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Progression - (3:48) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Waiting Game - (3:25) 100 BPM
   
Dilyniant (Progression Welsh Language version) - (3:48) 91 BPM
FSRKIZDIG 001
27 Jul 18
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Kofi Nomad - (11:30) 86 BPM
   
Teck Et Bambou - (7:48) 115 BPM
   
Amalfi - (5:51) 92 BPM
   
Simba Jike - (9:24) 91 BPM
   
Chichourlette - (6:29) 109 BPM
   
Bells Ring For Esmeralda - (4:28) 61 BPM
   
Beija Flor - (5:11) 72 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Chocolate Con Churros - (2:11) 60 BPM
   
Argentina - (8:48) 124 BPM
FSRCD 123
04 May 18
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Kofi Nomad (radio edit) - (5:31) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Amalfi - (5:51) 92 BPM
   
Kofi Nomad (Emanative remix) - (5:43) 86 BPM
FSRJESDIG 01
06 Apr 18
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Evolution - (7:43) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Arrow Of Time - (10:05) 132 BPM
   
Escape Velocity - (7:26) 134 BPM
   
Spiral - (5:12) 94 BPM
   
Nova - (5:45) 96 BPM
Review: It's been over four years since The Bamboos' Lance Ferguson and decorated Australian jazz pianist Mark Fitzgibbon last blessed the world with extended Menagerie players such as They Shall Inherit and Shapes Have Passed, but the wait has been worth it. As teased by last year's single, The Arrow Of Time is a dramatic jazz odyssey. "Evolution" sets the tone with theatrical dynamics and powerful gospel backing vocals while both "The Arrow Of Time" and "Escape Velocity" ramp up the intensity with turbulent rhythm changes and insistent horn narratives. "Spiral" and "Nova" flip for a hazier contrast where Fitzgibbon's keymanship and fingerwork beckon us into a modal wonderland. Time flies...
FSRCD 122
09 Feb 18
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Vicky's Tune (feat Ty & Robert Glasper) - (5:23) 128 BPM
   
Insatiable (feat Natasha Watts) - (5:14) 98 BPM
   
Gave My Heart/Its So Interlood (feat Leon Ware) - (5:04) 108 BPM
   
Feeds My Mind (feat Floacist) - (3:54) 89 BPM
   
De Ja Vu (feat Mayra Andrade) - (3:26) 89 BPM
   
Girl Talk - (2:50) 84 BPM
   
This Way, That Way - (3:45) 95 BPM
   
Hold Me Closer (feat Stuart Zender & Maurice Brown) - (3:49) 87 BPM
   
I Want It To Be - (3:48) 102 BPM
   
Doobie Doobie Doo - (4:09) 97 BPM
   
Grey Clouds - (5:03) 97 BPM
   
Destiny - (4:42) 90 BPM
   
Gave My Heart (DJ Jazzy Jeff remix) - (4:00) 120 BPM
   
Brainstorm (feat Maurice Brown) - (4:46) 50 BPM
   
Gave My Heart (Rob Hardt remix) - (4:34) 96 BPM
   
Vicky's Tune (The Reflex "Dont Stop" remix) - (6:41) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Doobie Doobie Doo (Tall Black Guy) - (4:48) 50 BPM
   
Gave My Heart (SMBD edit) - (4:27) 53 BPM
   
That's Why (feat The British Collective) - (4:18) 90 BPM
   
Doobie Doobie Doo (The Scratch Professer Retwist) - (4:55) 50 BPM
FSRCD 117DE
26 Jan 18
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Various
   
The Traffic - "Super Freak" - (4:44) 132 BPM
   
The Allergies - "Love That I'm In" (feat Andy Cooper) - (3:57) 58 BPM
   
The Andy Tolman Cartel - "You What!" - (4:20) 119 BPM
   
Nicole Willis & UMO Jazz Orchestra - "(Everybody) Do The Watusi" - (2:14) 77 BPM
   
Charles Bradley - "Change For The World" - (3:33) 150 BPM
   
Galaxia - "Joyous" - (3:45) 110 BPM
   
Henri-Pierre Noel - "Funky Spider Dance" (The Reflex Revision) - (7:01) 131 BPM
   
Brian Augers' Oblivion Express - "Inner City Blues" - (4:30) 97 BPM
   
The Hawkmen - "Love Is Blind" - (2:51) 125 BPM
   
Scone Cash Players - "Year Of The Rooster Pt 1" - (3:04) 102 BPM
   
Tanika Charles - "Endless Chain" - (3:46) 101 BPM
   
Kylie Auldist - "Body" - (4:19) 57 BPM
   
Anatoly Ice & Dariya - "Talking Black" - (4:00) 97 BPM
   
Carleen Anderson - "Begin Again" - (3:46) 97 BPM
   
Niteshifters - "Show Me What You've Got" (original mix) - (4:17) 57 BPM
   
The Filthy Six - "Mr Morris" (Spectra Sonic Sound Session live version) - (6:10) 106 BPM
   
Lack Of Afro - "Back In Business" (feat Wax & Herbal T) - (3:46) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers - "Nawa" - (4:26) 128 BPM
   
Daytoner - "I Get By (I Got The)" - (3:14) 90 BPM
FSRCD 124
08 Dec 17
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Evolution - (5:53) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Arrow Of Time - (5:34) 132 BPM
FSRMENDIG 01
03 Nov 17
Jazz
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Rules (feat Omar) - (3:12) 75 BPM
   
You Know Who You Are - (4:51) 124 BPM
   
Darker Than The Blue (feat Omar) - (3:19) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rivers Of Blood - (5:36) 123 BPM
   
In Another Time (feat Omar) - (3:15) 93 BPM
   
The Morning After The Night Before - (4:52) 129 BPM
   
A Change Is Sure To Come - (4:26) 59 BPM
   
How Many More - (6:27) 121 BPM
   
Butterfly (feat Omar) - (3:56) 145 BPM
   
A Word To The Wise - (1:14) 160 BPM
FSRCD 120
27 Oct 17
Jazz
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Copa Libertadores - (5:55) 114 BPM
   
Pod To Pod - (6:23) 93 BPM
   
Move Over (feat Jo Harman) - (5:06) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cypher - (5:17) 122 BPM
   
Speedball - (5:08) 95 BPM
   
Politea Square - (5:27) 110 BPM
   
Tempo Do Sol - (6:01) 83 BPM
   
Claret And Blues - (5:01) 66 BPM
   
You What - (4:26) 119 BPM
Review: This is the debut album from little known funk outfit The Andy Tolman Cartel, it soulfully screams 70's style in every note. The first track that really stood out for us was 'Move Over' featuring Jo Harmen, with its bright jazzy sax, which is almost conversational with the singing. Followed by 'Cypher' which is supremely groovy, the bass is played so delicately but still remains clear amongst the horns, pianos and galaxy of vintage shooting stars and lasers. Another standout track for us in 'Claret and Blues', and ending the album on a high is the far out 'You Want' with Scooby Doo style monster chase of a break down, so much fun. If you want to experience the sounds of 70's, this album is for you and it's a lot cheaper than a time machine.
FSRCD 121
15 Sep 17
Funk
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Butterfly - (3:57) 145 BPM
   
Rules - (3:12) 75 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Two stone cold legends on one unforgettable 45": Courtney and Omar build on their recent Black Notes From The Deep live collaborations with a stunning original and killer cover. "Rules" is a funk-based track that jumps and sizzles with a fresh contemporary energy that you might not expect from either party while "Butterfly" pays a very special homage to another stone cold legend Herbie Hancock. A beautiful release. You might say there's nothing like it.
FSR 7089
09 Aug 17
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Gave My Heart (feat Leon Ware - radio edit) - (3:35) 108 BPM
   
Gave My Heart (feat Leon Ware - DJ Jazzy Jeff remix) - (4:00) 120 BPM
   
Vicky's Tune (The Reflex "Dont Stop" remix) - (6:41) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gave My Heart (feat Leon Ware - Rob Hardt remix) - (4:34) 96 BPM
   
Brainstorm (feat Maurice Brown) - (4:46) 100 BPM
   
Gave My Heart (feat Leon Ware - Scratch Professer Retwist) - (4:18) 109 BPM
Played by: THE REFLEX
Review: Omar has been riding the UK soul train for as long as our charts have been pumping and, the thing is, our boy hasn't put in a dud release to his name. Granted, it's not the sort of house and garage that will please everyone out there, buts it's certainly the creme de la creme of the genre. He's back on Freestyle with this magnificent EP in the company of the mighty Leon Ware, and the duo out in a sublime performance that oozes soul from every angle, a smooth and sexy episode backed by remixes from DJ Jazzy Jeff and Rob Hardt. The Reflex's remix of "Vickys Tune" is a masterful little slice of summer-friendly house music, but Maurice Brown's vocals help to to make "Brainstorm" into a dope hip-hop tune with a little Dilla magic at the core of it. Very nice gear.

FSROMARIG 04
02 Jun 17
Hip Hop/R&B
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Move Over (feat Jo Harman) - (3:44) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cypher - (3:58) 122 BPM
Review: The Andy Tolman Cartel captures the spirit and musical excitement of TV and film soundtracks from the 60s and 70s (think Lalo Schiffrin or Alan Hawkshaw) with a collection of epic tunes, composed, arranged and recorded for Big Band by bass player, composer and bon viveur, Andy Tolman and produced by the projects drummer, Nick Van Gelder. As a taster of sounds encompassed within their forthcoming full length album, there's a cover version of Janis Joplin's "Move Over" (with award winning singer Jo Harman on vocal duties) that is absolutely stunning. The second offering, album title track "Cypher" is a right epic and is reminiscent of golden oldies such as "Theme From Shaft".
FSR 7088
14 Apr 17
Funk
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Vicky's Tune (feat Ty & Robert Glasper) - (5:23) 128 BPM
   
Insatiable (feat Natasha Watts) - (5:14) 98 BPM
   
Gave My Heart/Its So Interlood (feat Leon Ware) - (5:04) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Feeds My Mind (feat Floacist) - (3:54) 89 BPM
   
De Ja Vu (feat Mayra Andrade) - (3:26) 89 BPM
   
Girl Talk - (2:50) 84 BPM
   
This Way, That Way - (3:45) 95 BPM
   
Hold Me Closer - (3:49) 87 BPM
   
I Want It To Be - (3:48) 102 BPM
   
Doobie Doobie Doo - (4:09) 97 BPM
   
Grey Clouds - (5:03) 97 BPM
   
Destiny - (4:42) 90 BPM
FSRCD 117
27 Jan 17
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Various
   
Kylie Auldist - "Family Tree" - (3:58) 58 BPM
   
Smoove & Turrell - "You Could've Been A Lady" - (4:52) 58 BPM
   
Lexsoul Dancemachine - "Beef Grinder" - (4:05) 120 BPM
   
The Manuel Azevedo Quartet - "Futebol De Bar" - (4:35) 128 BPM
   
Marta Ren & The Groovelvets - "Release Me" - (4:27) 118 BPM
   
The Traffic - "White Lines" - (4:26) 117 BPM
   
Lack Of Afro - "Take You Home" (feat Joss Stone) - (3:40) 119 BPM
   
Flevans - "Reach Out" - (3:39) 125 BPM
   
Brian Auger & The Trinity - "Black Cat" - (3:18) 143 BPM
   
Lisa Stansfield - "The Rain" - (3:53) 95 BPM
   
Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers - "I Jool Omo" - (4:07) 95 BPM
   
Sunlightsquare - "Taj Mahal" (feat Josue Ferreira) - (3:35) 131 BPM
   
Joe Tatton Trio - "Bang Bang Boogaloo" - (3:42) 100 BPM
   
John Heartsman & Circles - "Talking About My Baby" - (3:37) 94 BPM
   
The Tibbs - "Next Time" - (3:01) 71 BPM
   
The New Mastersounds - "In The Middle" - (5:02) 128 BPM
   
Fulton Street - "Young People" - (4:33) 92 BPM
   
The Telmo Fernandez Trio - "I Can't Get Satisfied" - (4:19) 126 BPM
FSRCD 119B
09 Dec 16
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The Prelude - (1:57) 140 BPM
   
The Trilogy Of Wade In The Water & At The Cross - (1:15) 156 BPM
   
Upwards From The Ground - (4:32) 85 BPM
   
Before Me - (2:57) 160 BPM
   
Your Heart Will Know - (4:45) 98 BPM
   
Cage Street Memorial - (5:02) 61 BPM
   
Deliverance - (5:39) 85 BPM
   
All That Glitters - (4:01) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pond Crossing - (3:42) 89 BPM
   
Be No Puppet - (6:24) 136 BPM
   
Chapter Then - Chapter Next En-Suite - (8:18) 154 BPM
   
Begin Again - (3:46) 98 BPM
FSRCD 118
18 Nov 16
Funk
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Love For Sale - (3:45) 147 BPM
   
Poinciana - (3:42) 131 BPM
   
Work Song - (3:07) 111 BPM
   
It Ain't Necessarily So - (4:57) 58 BPM
   
Misty - (1:48) 105 BPM
   
M.G Blues - (4:04) 65 BPM
   
In & Out - (3:20) 68 BPM
   
Pavane - (3:44) 90 BPM
   
All Blues (feat Julie Driscoll) - (5:43) 59 BPM
   
Lament For Miss Baker - (2:33) 160 BPM
   
Maiden Voyage - (5:00) 125 BPM
   
Funky Mama - (5:52) 68 BPM
   
Moanin' - (7:33) 60 BPM
   
Sister Sadie - (4:23) 111 BPM
   
Straight Ahead - (5:08) 107 BPM
   
Light On The Path - (4:53) 62 BPM
   
Inner City Blues - (4:30) 97 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Happiness Is Just Around The Bend - (6:32) 126 BPM
   
Brain Damage - (8:02) 99 BPM
   
Foolish Girl (feat Alex Ligertwood) - (6:06) 110 BPM
   
Planet Earth Calling - (4:12) 76 BPM
   
Black Octopus - (3:54) 103 BPM
   
Ella - (6:46) 107 BPM
   
Whenever You're Ready (feat Alex Ligertwood - live In Germany) - (9:13) 147 BPM
   
Freedom Jazz Dance (feat Alex Ligertwood - live In Germany) - (6:32) 88 BPM
Review: Brian Auger, is the most famous musician you've never heard of. The Londoner has been sampled by Mos Def, Common and Air. Last year's first instalment of this anthology gained a large, new audience for Auger, with tours and media appearances aplenty. Now Volume 2 collects remastered classics from his 50-year career, but also rare and previously unreleased material. Highlights include sizzling jazz piano tracks ("Poinciana", "Work Song"), rare Hammond organ/big band versions of jazz standards as well as appearances by the likes of Julie Driscoll, Mike Clark and Paul Jackson (Headhunters) and Alex Ligertwood (Oblivion Express). Breathtaking.
FSRCD 116
30 Sep 16
Funk
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Sensational - (3:34) 58 BPM
   
Family Tree - (3:59) 58 BPM
   
Too Easy - (4:02) 50 BPM
   
Saturday Night - (3:55) 54 BPM
   
No Change - (5:39) 55 BPM
   
Warming Up The Sun - (3:49) 85 BPM
   
Waste Of Time - (4:46) 53 BPM
   
Good Time Girl - (4:21) 58 BPM
   
Look Away - (4:45) 91 BPM
   
Rewards - (4:59) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Super Lucky - (3:34) 60 BPM
Review: Long-term fans of Aussie soul singer Kylie Auldist should look to the cover of her new Family Tree LP for pre-warning of the new direction contained within. The angled and exaggerated first name recalls 80s records by her fellow countrywoman, Miss Minogue. However although Auldist has not gone the full SAW, she has fully embraced the DX7-heavy digital soul pop of that same era. There are 11 tracks here of fun and frothy synth-soul including the punchy title track, the smooth Jam & Lewis grooves of "No Change" and the slow RnB electro grind of "Warming Up The Sun".
FSRCD 115
29 Jul 16
Funk
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I Want It To Be - (3:50) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Destiny (feat Jean-Michele Rotin) - (4:42) 90 BPM
   
Sissy Pa Sissy - (4:06) 105 BPM
   
I Want It To Be (Scratch Professer Retwist) - (3:43) 105 BPM
Review: How much do you know about veteran UK soul singer Omar? For example did you know his surname is Lye-Fook? Perhaps there was a reason why he stuck to just his first name. Now "I Want It To Be" arrives as a teaser from new LP, Love In Beats. If you can imagine exotic, tropical syncopation set to Omar's warm tones, then you're almost there. Elsewhere "Destiny" lays on the bass and cowbells and "Sissy Pa Sissy" is surreal futuristic funk. Omar's brother Scratch Professor also appears to deliver a cut up leftfield rework of the title track.
FSROMARIG 03
08 Jul 16
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Waste Of Time - (4:46) 53 BPM
   
Sensational - (3:34) 58 BPM
   
Good Time Girl (feat King Merc) - (4:21) 58 BPM
   
Family Tree - (3:59) 58 BPM
   
Rewards - (4:59) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Kylie Auldist is a heavyweight Aussie soul singer whose powerful lungs have graced many a hit over the years. Now, with the help of Lance Ferguson and Graeme Pogson, she's recorded a solo album, Family Tree, and this here EP features a selection of tracks from it. Gone is the raw funk vibes of old with Auldist opting for a bright and synthetic mid-'80s pop-soul sound instead. It largely works too with the Donna Allen-esque "Sensational", the chrome and carpet grooves of "Family Tree" and the late-'70s US funk style of "Rewards" as standouts.
FSR 104
08 Jul 16
Funk
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Out Of The Gates - (1:42) 82 BPM
   
Done Me Wrong - (4:02) 117 BPM
   
Sweet Sugar Man - (3:16) 141 BPM
   
Soul's Come Alive - (3:02) 156 BPM
   
Messin With Me - (3:50) 102 BPM
   
The Hardest Part Is Knowing (feat Joshua Tavares) - (4:44) 65 BPM
   
Love On Tap (feat Kylie Auldist) - (2:44) 92 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Little Ray - (3:37) 123 BPM
   
Big C - (3:09) 117 BPM
   
Deux Freres - (2:44) 97 BPM
Review: Ever since they recruited powerhouse vocalist 'Mighty" May Johnston for some tracks on second album, Look Out, Watch Out, back in 2011, this raw and retro Aussie soul band have been slowly building up to this, their first proper album with Johnston at the helm. "Come Alive!" certainly does just that, boasting ten effervescent '60s / '70s indebted gems that don't mess about. We've been recently introduced to two tracks here ("Done Me Wrong", "Souls Come Alive") via a teaser single and boy, have they set the tone for this accomplished record by a group at their musical peak. Bravo.
FSRCD 113
08 Apr 16
Funk
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Souls Come Alive - (3:00) 156 BPM
   
Done Me Wrong - (4:01) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Aussie retro-soul outfit Deep Street Soul introduced us to new vocalist 'Mighty" May Johnston on their second album back in 2011. Now they've finally finished the follow-up and we can expect album No 3 very shortly. Here they offer a two-track sampler to get us in the mood. That it does too in a big way with "Souls Come Alive" channeling the vibes of the late, great Janis Joplin on this bluesy soul ballad. The other teaser here is the stomping "Done Me Wrong", which features a slick beat shuffle, sassy brass and the most gritty, powerful roar in music today!
FSR 7086
11 Mar 16
Funk
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Freedom Jazz Dance - (7:38) 90 BPM
   
Happiness Is Just Around The Bend - (6:54) 134 BPM
   
Straight Ahead - (6:26) 96 BPM
   
Bumpin'AA On Sunset - (11:25) 86 BPM
   
Inner City Blues - (6:08) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Whenever You'AAre Ready - (7:48) 152 BPM
   
Truth - (7:53) 80 BPM
   
Don'AAt Look Away, Look Around - (8:23) 100 BPM
   
Second Wind - (5:08) 82 BPM
   
I Love You More Than You All Ever Know - (7:30) 141 BPM
   
Future Pilot - (7:27) 142 BPM
   
Compared To What - (11:55) 153 BPM
   
Brain Damage - (8:02) 95 BPM
Review: Originally a big jazz pianist, Brian Auger switched his attention to the Hammond Organ in 1965 creating a revolutionary jazz-fusion sound in the process. Here they are recently captured live running through material from their 40-year career, and sung by esteemed vocalist Alex Ligertwood.
FSRCD 109
30 Oct 15
Funk
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Mkali Bahari Orchestra - "Black Rite" - (4:35) 100 BPM
   
Esperanto - "Latin Strut" - (4:51) 132 BPM
   
Sonny Benton & The Typhoons - "Brothers On The Slide" - (5:34) 110 BPM
   
Nova Catalina Octet - "Sao Paulo" - (5:19) 116 BPM
   
The Cuba Libre Allstars - "Valdez In The Country" - (4:44) 95 BPM
   
Kane Sugar - "The Bump" - (6:04) 118 BPM
   
The Sentinels - "Razor Blade" - (3:34) 115 BPM
   
Antipodelica - "Life On Mars" - (5:16) 119 BPM
   
Toshio Asukatei - "Rotation" - (5:57) 109 BPM
   
Coconut '74 - "The Gold Coast" - (3:41) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Manuel Azevedo Quartet - "Futebol De Bar" - (4:35) 128 BPM
   
The Glenn Eden Set - "Buckingham Palace" - (5:03) 110 BPM
Review: Freestyle might be a label that puts out high-grade rare shizzle, but it's also a label that likes to tease. The sampler for this fine third installment of the Black Feeling series came out what seems like years ago (ok, it was August, but still). Anyway the wait is finally over and here we now have all 12 rare deep cuts for our listening pleasure. Some of the many highlights include the foxy 70s flute and guitar duel "The Bump", the hazy, retro funk cloudsurfer "Rotation" and the frisky piano jam "Buckingham Palace".
FSRCD 111
25 Sep 15
Funk
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Simplify (feat Scratch Professer - Rootickal Re Twist) - (3:08) 84 BPM
   
Get Away - (4:33) 81 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FSROMARIG 02
11 Sep 15
Dancehall/Ragga
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Brian Auger - "Blues Three Four" - (4:26) 125 BPM
   
Brian Auger - "There Is No Greater Love" - (3:40) 109 BPM
   
Brian Auger - "Broadway" - (3:50) 134 BPM
   
Brian Auger (feat. Rod Stewart) - "Shake" - (2:46) 81 BPM
   
Brian Auger (feat. Julie Driscoll) - "That Driving Beat" - (2:50) 70 BPM
   
Brian Auger (feat. Julie Driscoll) - "Save Me" - (4:02) 61 BPM
   
Brian Auger - "Black Cat" - (3:24) 143 BPM
   
Brian Auger - "I've Gotta Go Now" - (4:12) 83 BPM
   
Brian Auger (feat. Julie Driscoll) - "Flesh Failures (Let The Sunshine In)" - (3:04) 127 BPM
   
Brian Auger - "Ellis Island" - (4:10) 85 BPM
   
Brian Auger - "Finally Found You Out" - (4:13) 92 BPM
   
Brian Auger (feat. Julie Driscoll) - "Indian Rope Man" - (3:23) 129 BPM
   
Brian Auger - "Red Beans & Rice, Pt. 1" (Big Band version) - (2:10) 139 BPM
   
Brian Auger - "Fire In The Mind" - (4:46) 73 BPM
   
Brian Auger - "Listen Here" - (9:28) 134 BPM
   
Brian Auger - "Freedom Jazz Dance" - (5:24) 97 BPM
   
Brian Auger - "Whenever You're Ready" - (6:21) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Brian Auger - "Beginning Again" (live At The Whisky A Go Go) - (8:09) 81 BPM
   
Brian Auger - "Somebody Help Us" - (6:31) 152 BPM
   
Brian Auger (feat. Julie Tippetts) - "No Time To Live" - (6:17) 88 BPM
   
Brian Auger (feat. Julie Tippetts) - "Git Up" - (3:47) 95 BPM
   
Brian Auger - "Freddie'AAs Flight" - (6:01) 126 BPM
   
Brian Auger (feat. Savannah Auger) - "Butterfly" - (6:16) 109 BPM
   
Brian Auger (feat. Alex Ligertwood) - "Future Pilot" (live In Los Angeles) - (7:27) 142 BPM
FSRCD 108
04 Sep 15
Jazz
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The Manuel Azevedo Quartet - "Futebol De Bar" - (4:35) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Esperanto - "Latin Strut" - (4:51) 132 BPM
Review: Freestyle is a label that always goes that extra mile. The previous two installments of the Black Feeling series featured a glut of uber-rarities 'culled from their musical explorations around the globe'. A lot of music featured on the albums was sourced from unreleased master tapes, private-press vinyl recordings and tiny, forgotten local releases. There's a similar wealth of rare talent on their forthcoming third installment and here's a two-track teaser, with the dizzying piano cascade "Futebal De Bar" and the rolling 70s funky back beat of "Latin Strut".
FSR 7085
28 Aug 15
Funk
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Dont Fool Yourself - (3:56) 106 BPM
   
Bad Note - (3:30) 83 BPM
   
No Turning Back - (4:14) 76 BPM
   
Just The Same - (3:50) 98 BPM
   
Orisha's Party - (3:41) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Troubled Land - (5:29) 91 BPM
   
Middle Of The Night - (3:31) 133 BPM
   
Mirage - (3:46) 124 BPM
   
I Showed Them (The Ghetto) - (4:10) 62 BPM
   
Homebreaker - (4:05) 118 BPM
   
Happy - (3:36) 74 BPM
   
Troubled Land (Reprise) - (1:03) 90 BPM
   
Good Note (Bad Note Part 2) - (1:32) 88 BPM
Review: Freestyle mainstays Speedometer are back... And they're brandishing a brand new album. "No Turning Back" is the lead title track. Featuring velvet vocals and sharp scat spits from James Junior, it's a soft-but-stern statement of intent that drags us in gradually and refuses to let us go once we're hooked. Those hungry for Speedometer's more upbeat party feels, flip for "Orisha's Party" where the groove is so tight and fizzy you can't but think of MJ's "Wanna Be Startin' Something". For good measure, The Reflex has also joined the party with a luxurious extended house shakedown that's primed for the season and beyond.
FSRCD 112
24 Jul 15
Funk
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No Turning Back (original version) - (4:14) 76 BPM
   
Orisha's Party - (3:41) 126 BPM
   
No Turning Back (The Reflex Revision full Length version) - (6:46) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
No Turning Back (The Reflex Revision radio edit) - (4:30) 118 BPM
FSR 103DD
29 Jun 15
Funk
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I Jool Omo - (4:09) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Adura - (3:35) 126 BPM
   
Witchdoctor - (4:11) 115 BPM
   
Ire - (3:20) 74 BPM
   
Talking Drum - (4:07) 111 BPM
   
Lord Morocco - (4:02) 131 BPM
   
A You Momma - (3:39) 129 BPM
   
Watusi - (3:40) 76 BPM
   
Alege - (3:48) 129 BPM
   
Hi Life - (4:23) 129 BPM
Review: African Party, the single album released by 'Ginger' Foloruso Johnson and his African Messengers band, has long been considered something of a hard-to-find classic. Originally released in 1967, the energetic and effervescent set here gets a deserved re-issue on Freestyle. Musically, it's something of a melting pot, sitting somewhere between Afro-Cuban fusion, Afrobeat, funk and jazz-dance - all dense, intense rhythms, spiraling horns, fluttering flute lines and high-octane thrills. Certainly, it's a thoroughly entertaining set, packed full of highlights. These include the sharp sax lines, Afrobeat bass and rolling grooves of "A You Momma", and "Hi Life", whose wild trumpets and saxophones offer the perfect foil for the cacophonous drums.
FSRCD 110
22 Jun 15
Funk
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I Jool Omo - (4:07) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Talking Drum - (4:05) 111 BPM
Review: With a backbone of African rhythms interwoven with hi-life and jazz, Ginger Johnson's music is considered by many a geek to be the main forerunner of Afrobeat (it's certainly true that he directly influenced the great Fela Kuti himself). Arriving in London from Nigeria during the 1940s, Johnson became a 'go to' percussionist in the UK, playing everywhere from Ronnie Scott's to the Stones's 1969 Hyde Park show and was instrumental in the initial organizing of the Notting Hill Carnival. Here, we have two examples of the style he pioneered and are essential listening for music lovers everywhere.
FSR 7084
30 Mar 15
International
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