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Hubble - (8:48) 130 BPM
   
Lost - (6:08) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Futureproofing - (1:15) 136 BPM
   
Bubble Butts & Equations - (5:33) 120 BPM
   
Always Human - (2:57) 117 BPM
   
Get Ohn (Fairlight mix) - (6:44) 126 BPM
   
Maze - (5:21) 120 BPM
   
Purrple Splazsh - (3:28) 150 BPM
   
Senorita - (2:10) 126 BPM
   
Let's Fly - (6:10) 135 BPM
   
Wrong Potion - (3:12) 129 BPM
   
Supreme Cunnilingus - (2:36) 159 BPM
   
The Kettle Men - (5:01)
   
Casanova - (2:29) 120 BPM
Review: Darren Cunningham's 2008 debut Hazyville was a wonderful journey though a myriad of disparate influences, from Detroit techno to glitchy electronica and dubstep. Here we see the Werk Discs chief revisit some of those influences but also tread new ground with his follow up LP, Splazsh. It's a startling journey: every track on here is worth listening to, digesting, and listening to again. "Lost" is one of the more tender moments on the album, with a female vocal draped over a rolling synth line and metallic snare. "Bubble Butts & Equation" would be the perfect theme song should the world come to as sudden and messy end, while "Always Human" has the squelchy leftfield techno sound of Anthony Shake Shakir. "Maze" is one of the album's true highlights, a stunningly simple piece that shows how beautiful electronic music can be when stripped back to its bare bones, while the broken beat of "Purrple Splazsh" once again shows Cunningham's deft touch with sampling. Even the weird, experimental tracks toward the end are deliciously rich and textured, including the superbly titled "Supreme Cunnilingus". With so many ideas crammed into 14 songs it's a wonder Cunningham has ended up with such a perfect little album, but on Splazsh that is not the case. This could only have been made in 2010 and that, above all else, it what makes Splazsh so special. One for the ages.
HJRCD 49
28 May 10
Techno
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Rainy Dub - (8:41) 63 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Faceless - (5:56) 61 BPM
Played by: Scott, Rough Fields
HJP 61
25 Nov 11
Experimental/Electronic
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Paint, Straw & Bubbles - (4:46) 69 BPM
   
Maze (long version) - (5:43) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
HJP 48
23 Mar 10
Experimental/Electronic
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RIP - (1:16)
   
Ascending - (3:08)
   
Holy Water - (1:39)
   
Marble Plexus - (4:42)
   
Uriel's Black Harp - (2:27)
   
Jardin - (6:07)
   
Serpent - (3:56)
   
Shadow From Tartarus - (5:26)
   
Tree Of Knowledge - (4:09)
   
Raven - (5:04)
   
Glint - (0:37)
   
Caves Of Paradise - (4:15) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Lord's Graffiti - (3:04)
   
NEW - (5:28)
   
IWAAD - (5:41)
Review: "It's like painting with buttons and sliders... Melting and dripping, seeping yourself liquid into the machinery." So said Darren Cunningham when discussing the creation of R.I.P, his long awaited follow up to Splazsh. It's a compelling image that works in practice too. R.I.P creates microcosmic sound worlds within each track: "Holy Water" for instance tumbles in on itself in a melange of shimmering sinewave droplets, while the pitchshifted waves of "Tree Of Knowledge" seem to inhale and exhale like a living being, crumpling inwards on itself to repeat the same motion ad infinitum. And although it uses much the same, occasionally abrasive sonic building blocks as Cunningham's been developing for many years, the pastoral tones of "Uriel's Black Harp" and the Alva Noto styles of "Jardin" make R.I.P a surprisingly graceful album. It may not be techno as many will know it, but Cunningham has never made techno in the traditional sense anyway - and it's clear on listening to R.I.P that he's only just beginning to realise the musical forms that have been swarming inside his brain for years.
HJRCD 60
20 Apr 12
Experimental/Electronic
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Ise Nla - (5:19) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Morose - (6:14) 91 BPM
   
Aye Le - (5:30) 110 BPM
   
Losun - (5:27) 91 BPM
   
One Tree - (3:58) 120 BPM
   
Ole - (5:30) 110 BPM
   
Kilode - (5:14) 120 BPM
   
Awa Na Re - (4:53) 90 BPM
   
Ogogoro - (5:37) 90 BPM
   
Moyege - (6:08) 108 BPM
   
Gbedu - (5:17) 81 BPM
HJRCD 20
03 Jul 09
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Anthony Shake Shakir - "Anthony Shake Shakir Meets BBC" - (5:04) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Oni Ayhun - "Oni Ayhun Meets Shangaan Electro" - (6:35) 134 BPM
HJP 58
02 Sep 11
Techno
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Lambs Bread Collie - (3:46) 67 BPM
   
Sabasi - (4:48) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Free Up Black Man - (4:02) 69 BPM
   
Outcry - (4:03) 70 BPM
   
Salt Lane Rock - (3:03) 125 BPM
   
Nobody's Business - (1:59) 92 BPM
   
Rasta Lead On Version - (3:21) 94 BPM
   
Sabayindah - (3:22) 117 BPM
   
Rebirth - (3:41) 66 BPM
   
Satta Massa Gana - (5:02) 66 BPM
   
Sound - (2:03) 133 BPM
   
Sly Mongoose - (2:03) 96 BPM
   
Words Of Wisdom - (3:34) 68 BPM
   
Jah Light It Right - (5:05) 94 BPM
   
Ethiopia Tikdem - (4:11) 108 BPM
   
Song For My Father - (5:04) 98 BPM
   
Collie Version - (3:40) 68 BPM
HJRCD 4
02 Apr 10
Roots/Lovers Rock
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Cuernavaca - (6:38) 101 BPM
   
Stateville - (5:13) 133 BPM
   
Frankincense And Myrrh - (8:10) 129 BPM
   
Aspara - (9:17) 66 BPM
   
Ancestral - (4:42) 129 BPM
   
Spin - (10:28) 89 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Zincali - (14:50) 77 BPM
   
Cabin Tale - (7:14) 94 BPM
   
Pontiac - (5:50) 119 BPM
   
Roust About - (3:42) 80 BPM
Played by: Ennio Styles
Review: When your dad is a well-regarded jazz trumpeter, it's perhaps inevitable that you'll follow in his footsteps. A decade ago, the eight sons of Sun Ra Arkestra member Phlip Cohran did just that, forming The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Here they hook up with their inspirational dad for a first collaborative album for Honest Jon's. In typical fashion, they've taken his influences and playing style as the starting point. So, alongside their usual rousing marching funk, we get treated to a string of more experimental compositions. It's these - particularly the emotional strings and cinematic builds of "Ancestral", or the 15-minute space-brass opus "Zincali" - that really stand out.
HJRCD 65
11 Jun 12
Funk
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A Boy's Dream - (2:51) 128 BPM
   
John Ball's Blues - (2:36) 69 BPM
   
Lamp Of The Invisible Light - (3:45) 81 BPM
   
Christ Made A Trance - (1:57) 130 BPM
   
The Golden Boat - (3:27) 150 BPM
   
The Kingdom Within - (5:16) 110 BPM
   
The Wakefield Anthem - (3:22) 64 BPM
   
Andalusian Moon - (3:10)
   
Tincture Of Tears - (2:16)
Review: London's legendary Honest Jons Records has lined up a rather special release schedule for the new year, and this first release by Crying Lion is just a taster of what's to come from the Ladbroke Grove massive. Recorded in a church in Glasgow by several members of Trembling Bells, this LP contains all elements of the mystical and magical, gliding across nine songs of medieval folk chanting peppered with a dash of electro-acoustic wonder. It's music for true outsiders and an album guaranteed to transport you into a distant world, a different sort of atmosphere. It's also a fine addition to the label's stellar catalogue. There's plenty more to come from both the imprint and artists. A must have, don't miss it.
HJRLP 110
23 Jan 15
Soundtracks
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Eternal Return - (11:49) 80 BPM
   
Perpetual Flow - (16:21) 57 BPM
   
Circular Time - (11:59) 60 BPM
   
Perseus-Pisces - (13:32) 80 BPM
HJP 87
03 Apr 19
Experimental/Electronic
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Mark Ernestus Meets BBC - (8:08) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mark Ernestus Meets BBC (version) - (8:08) 159 BPM
HJP 57
12 Aug 11
Techno
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Ndzi Teke Riendzo I'm Taking A Journey - (6:21) 80 BPM
   
Amen-Amen - (6:19) 95 BPM
   
Tintsumi The Angels - (6:11) 80 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Misava Ya Lova The World Is Dying - (6:24) 100 BPM
   
Hi Tirhela Tilo Working For The Lord - (6:24) 100 BPM
   
Moya Wanga My Spirit - (6:00) 80 BPM
   
Fambani - (6:11) 80 BPM
   
Zion - (6:18) 100 BPM
   
Ndzi To Tiyisela I Will Keep On Praying - (6:14) 80 BPM
   
Vanhu Va Lova People Are Dying - (6:12) 95 BPM
HJRCD 108
10 Dec 10
Roots/Lovers Rock
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Grow - (5:53) 88 BPM
   
A Gathering Storm - (5:05) 119 BPM
   
Ten Eleven - (4:59) 87 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sticks & Stones - (4:13) 79 BPM
   
The Silent Wail - (7:08) 111 BPM
   
A Tale Of Woe - (4:22) 87 BPM
   
The Hour Of Two Lights - (5:55) 98 BPM
   
This & That - (4:34) 121 BPM
   
They Gotta Quit Kicking My Dog Around - (5:06) 118 BPM
   
Stand Together - (4:46) 100 BPM
   
Epilogue - (5:10) 86 BPM
Played by: Funk Sinatra
HJRCD 5
02 Apr 10
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Win Saadi - (8:32) 148 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fatouma - (10:02) 120 BPM
   
Fi Bahr El Hob Mwadji, Kifash Nwassi - (12:36) 138 BPM
   
Min Yaati Kalbou Lil Melah - (3:45) 112 BPM
   
Lalla Fatima - (12:21) 98 BPM
   
Mal Djifni6 - (19:07) 103 BPM
Review: The ever awesome Honest Jon's decision to reissue its back catalogue in digital format gives you a chance to delve back into the amazing album of Chaabi music from the Abdel Hadi Halo & The El Gusto Orchestra of Algiers. The Damon Albarn fronted excursion by Team Honest Jons into Algiers in 2007 has been compared to a film of certain famous Cuban musicians several times over, but the focus should certainly be on the music. Comprised of six lengthy tracks of gripping rhythmic music that sways effortlessly between classical and popular styles, the 19 minutes that make up "Mal Djifni" prove a real highlight, sounding like it could go on forever. This has to be heard to be believed.
HJRCD 32
28 May 10
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Situation - (4:29) 89 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Leaves - (3:19) 79 BPM
   
Nebenwirkungen - (5:00) 130 BPM
   
Drift - (5:02) 129 BPM
   
Nah - (3:49) 128 BPM
   
Shake - (4:05) 134 BPM
   
Nimrud - (1:41) 78 BPM
   
Focus I - (8:23) 86 BPM
Played by: AWITW
Review: Laurel Halo is back, presenting her unique take on electronic music once again on her first full length since 2012's Quarantine on Hyperdub. Unlike her previous efforts there are no vocals on this album, marking a definite change in direction. There's undeniably a much dirtier analogue aesthetic smeared across the tracks of this album. "Situation" and "Drift" for instance are are tough UK bass influenced workouts with an attitude, while "Nebenwirkungen" and "Nah" take on a more claustrophobic and paranoid aesthetic, in all their freeform and self-liberating glory. Overall the album's withdrawn and at times uncompromising stance is what makes it so compelling.
HJPCD 78
25 Sep 15
Balearic/Downtempo
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Alyo - (3:05) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gibbous - (3:03) 76 BPM
   
War - (2:53) 96 BPM
   
Ballicki Bone - (5:30) 88 BPM
   
Flipside - (4:52) 96 BPM
   
Marcus Garvey - (3:47) 92 BPM
   
Jupiter - (6:24) 74 BPM
   
Party Started - (6:05) 75 BPM
   
Rabbit Hop - (4:00) 80 BPM
   
Sankofa - (3:38) 103 BPM
   
Hypnotic - (2:53) 98 BPM
   
Satin Sheets - (3:52) 96 BPM
   
Rabbit Hop (version) - (2:21) 79 BPM
HJRCD 42
08 May 09
Funk
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Lead The Way - (3:12) 68 BPM
   
Purple Afternoon - (6:06) 95 BPM
   
Kepra - (5:58) 75 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Morning Prayer - (4:24) 80 BPM
   
Now - (6:18) 57 BPM
   
Solstice - (4:15) 66 BPM
   
Midnight - (4:56) 66 BPM
   
Sri Neroti - (4:05) 74 BPM
   
Heaven And Earth - (4:34) 79 BPM
   
Synapsis - (4:48) 68 BPM
   
Royalty - (3:11) 68 BPM
Review: Chicago eight-piece Hypnotic Brass Ensemble return with their first album in the best part of 10 years. Maturing with age, experience and decoration, they're even more rich, measured and magic than ever before. Our souls are arrested from the moment the slow spell-binding arpeggio of "Lead The Way" ignites the smouldering journey and the dreamy drama doesn't let up until the final whirling synth echoes of the finale track "Royalty". Highlights include the yearning trumpets and pensive plucks of "Midnight", the insistency and pace of "Heaven & Earth" and the playful swooning signature switches on "Now". Once again, a truly singular trip from the Cochrane brothers. Essential.
HJRLP 74
10 Nov 17
Experimental/Electronic
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Bass Bully - (3:31) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Air Makes My Day - (4:01) 120 BPM
   
Groove Killer - (2:59) 110 BPM
   
Skull Head Convention - (2:45) 123 BPM
   
Ships In The Dark - (3:42) 95 BPM
   
Staring At The Screen - (3:14) 120 BPM
HJP 46
20 Mar 09
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Pirate Song - (1:59) 80 BPM
   
Disco In 4 Pieces - (4:06) 61 BPM
   
We Float In Time - (3:56) 123 BPM
   
Dead Men Walk In A Straight 9 - (3:58) 91 BPM
   
Insect Funk - (3:33) 111 BPM
   
Ultra Busy - (3:15) 100 BPM
   
Rats - (3:07) 50 BPM
   
Funky Nerd (feat Ias) - (3:35) 96 BPM
   
Evil Laughs - (3:14) 146 BPM
   
Samba Apocalypse 2000 - (3:54) 55 BPM
   
Tron Song - (3:10) 60 BPM
   
Don't Lie - (3:22) 53 BPM
   
Happy Bass Caravan - (3:59) 96 BPM
   
Balafonix - (0:59) 60 BPM
Played by: In Flagranti
HJRCD 30
24 Jul 15
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Elmore Judd - "Petrol Laughs" - (3:37) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bullion - "DevoEsk" (Bullion version) - (3:02) 100 BPM
   
Elmore Judd - "Golden Goat" - (3:24) 101 BPM
   
Elmore Judd - "Wires 2" - (3:23) 80 BPM
   
Elmore Judd - "Synth Grub" - (3:35) 84 BPM
   
Bullion - "Synth Grub" (Bullion version) - (2:51) 89 BPM
HJP 70
09 Nov 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Chilazon 1 - (12:15) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Chilazon 2 - (5:46) 134 BPM
   
Lanthanum - (5:51) 164 BPM
Played by: Ploy
Review: After an initial appearance on remix duties for the Honest Jon's label back in 2015, Leipzig beat specialist Kassem Mosse is back on the singular London imprint with a new EP, this time grounded in his more traditional techno roots - the side of his that we love the most and what won us over with his first, and now foundational, EP's for his native Workshop. "Chilazon 1" is a trippy techno work that bounces off the walls with utter ease, and it's the sort of bleep-heavy techno that we're loving at the moment; "Chilazon 2" is less structured and more textural, a decomposing mass of drums and static that blend together to make a solid and palpable groove. "Lanthanum" takes the same distorted approach but this time Mosse escalates the panic with a whirling echo of cascading chords and dubwise drums. A must.
HJP 82
15 Jul 16
Techno
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Stepping On Salt - (1:23) 110 BPM
   
Phoenicia Wireless - (6:35) 115 BPM
   
Drift Model - (4:04) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Galaxy Series 7 - (3:15) 132 BPM
   
Collapsing Dual Core - (2:01) 99 BPM
   
Monomer - (4:34) 121 BPM
   
Galaxy Series 5 - (4:01) 90 BPM
   
Aluminosilicate Mirrors - (4:30) 83 BPM
   
Long Term Evolution - (2:20) 100 BPM
   
Molecular Memories - (6:42) 139 BPM
   
Purple Graphene - (6:15) 96 BPM
Played by: Erdbeerschnitzel
Review: Disclosure is Kassem Mosse's follow up to this 2014 debut long player, Workshop 19. Apart from further cementing the relationship with Honest Jons, it also sees him further pushing his already skewed house sound to the outer limits. "Drift Model" and "Phonenica Wireless" both sound like he took a hammer to the offbeat style on his previous album, while "Stepping on Salt" is just a series of malfunctioning computer blips and bleeps. Mosse finally ventures onto the dance floor with the rickety, haunted minimalism of "Galaxy Series 7", but it's only a temporary divergence and his sense of adventure returns for the broken down rhythm and broken drums of "Collapsing Dual Core".
HJRLP 73
14 Oct 16
Techno
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Flowers In May - (9:42) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
In The Water Where The City Ends - (5:14) 143 BPM
   
Long Moon - (4:36) 120 BPM
Played by: Chris Coco
HJP 75
27 Feb 15
Techno
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Kenny Knots/Various
   
Selah Collins - "Pick A Sound" - (3:26) 88 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Unity - "Pick A Sound Version" - (3:13) 88 BPM
   
Mikey Murka - "We Try" - (3:16) 87 BPM
   
Unity - "We Try Version" - (2:49) 87 BPM
   
Errol Bellot - "What A Wonderful Feeling" - (3:15) 83 BPM
   
Kenny Knots - "Watch How The People Dancing" - (3:28) 82 BPM
   
Richie Davis - "Lean Boot" - (3:05) 89 BPM
   
Kenny Knots & Co - "Lean Boot Version" - (3:01) 89 BPM
   
Peter Bouncer - "Ready For The Dancehall Tonight" - (4:00) 89 BPM
   
Unity - "Ready For The Dancehall Tonight Version" - (3:10) 89 BPM
   
Richie Davis - "You Ha Fe Cool" - (3:04) 86 BPM
   
Unity - "You Ha Fe Cool Version" - (2:59) 86 BPM
   
Kenny Knots - "Ring My Number" - (3:21) 90 BPM
   
Unity - "Ring My Number Version" - (3:16) 90 BPM
   
Mikey Murka - "Back Your Automatic" - (3:08) 82 BPM
   
Mikey Murka - "Control The Dancehall" - (3:16) 89 BPM
   
Unity - "Control" (The dancehall version) - (2:59) 89 BPM
   
Jack Wilson & Demon Rockers - "Chuck It" - (3:00) 84 BPM
   
Mikey Murka - "Ride The Rhythm" - (3:19) 84 BPM
   
Unity - "Ride" (The Rhythm version) - (3:01) 84 BPM
   
Kenny Knots - "Run Come Call Me" - (3:23) 84 BPM
HJRCD 3
02 Apr 10
Roots/Lovers Rock
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Tata Kan To Gnonkon Ye - (4:09) 106 BPM
   
Tie Farin Shiw - (4:02) 110 BPM
   
Kan Be - (3:42) 77 BPM
   
Djiguiya - (3:07) 146 BPM
   
Be Mogo Ya - (4:27) 80 BPM
   
Djudjon - (3:39) 121 BPM
   
Wonanfeku - (4:35) 110 BPM
   
Allah Kognuman Don - (4:10) 88 BPM
   
Be Ni Djigui - (5:31) 101 BPM
   
Djina Musso - (2:38) 105 BPM
   
N'Bolobilale Na - (4:12) 146 BPM
   
Kono Kuru - (5:03) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
HJRCD 12
02 Apr 10
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Apocaliptica - (2:17) 117 BPM
   
Lamento - (3:12) 157 BPM
   
Vacio - (1:51) 155 BPM
   
Mina De Sal - (1:41) 140 BPM
   
Dolencias - (2:30) 103 BPM
   
Mala Suerte - (1:37) 146 BPM
   
Duquesa - (2:36) 147 BPM
   
Desecha - (2:34) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Volverte A Ver - (2:10) 114 BPM
   
La Surenita Agradecida - (2:03) 158 BPM
   
Como Si Fuera - (2:23) 93 BPM
   
Todo - (1:57) 142 BPM
   
Pico De Botella - (2:06) 136 BPM
   
Si Se Puede - (3:04) 140 BPM
   
El Otro Dia - (2:40) 148 BPM
   
Hombre-Perro - (2:38) 139 BPM
   
Ya No Quiero - (3:03) 141 BPM
   
La Ultima Turista - (3:44) 110 BPM
   
Machu Picchu - (2:44) 87 BPM
   
Si Te Digo - (1:57) 106 BPM
   
Con Tu Forma - (3:21) 118 BPM
   
Insomnio - (1:37) 96 BPM
   
Luna - (2:41) 148 BPM
   
Sin Fin - (2:55) 147 BPM
   
Aguilondor - (2:06) 112 BPM
   
Tigre De Papel - (2:04) 133 BPM
   
Mas Alla - (3:50) 142 BPM
   
Llevame - (2:44) 82 BPM
HJRCD 57
18 Jun 12
Rock
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Jugu - (3:06) 135 BPM
   
Deni Kelen Be Koko - (5:35) 148 BPM
   
Kassi Ma Sumaya - (7:32) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Baba Kansay Kagni - (3:12) 136 BPM
   
Yo Ya Yo - (3:30) 123 BPM
   
Koro Duga Mele Bila - (6:10) 81 BPM
   
Son Tani Gnini - (4:56) 129 BPM
   
Bari Bola Mini De - (7:10) 147 BPM
   
Juguya Magni - (7:38) 129 BPM
   
Dana Mogo - (6:02) 101 BPM
HJRCD 13
02 Apr 10
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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April - (5:19) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
April Dub - (5:07) 120 BPM
   
April Parts - (3:18) 120 BPM
HJP 83
11 Nov 16
Techno
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Baby Blue - (2:47) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Phoenix - (2:45) 135 BPM
   
Lying - (3:49) 130 BPM
   
Da Da Da - (1:20) 129 BPM
   
Orchids - (2:59) 133 BPM
   
Poison - (2:22) 140 BPM
   
Intro - (1:30) 134 BPM
   
Snowman - (2:39) 144 BPM
   
Sandpaper Kisses - (3:36) 85 BPM
   
All Day - (2:30) 88 BPM
   
Ilyah - (3:05) 126 BPM
   
Valentine - (3:34) 102 BPM
   
Too Tuff To Die - (1:54) 157 BPM
   
Kiss Kiss Kiss - (1:00) 112 BPM
   
Harpsichord Kiss - (0:58) 116 BPM
HJRCD 51
09 Jul 10
Rock
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Koirong Ku - (2:16) 59 BPM
   
Koichulrdyn Kongur Kuu - (1:18) 64 BPM
   
Drums - (2:13) 93 BPM
   
Fragments - (2:55) 71 BPM
   
Tushumdo - (2:25) 94 BPM
   
Facets - (15:18) 75 BPM
   
Mash Kambarkan - (3:06) 67 BPM
   
Talasym - (2:37) 66 BPM
   
Kolkhoz Kechteri - (2:23) 75 BPM
   
Bishkek, May 2016 - (10:04) 90 BPM
   
Draught - (4:44) 65 BPM
   
Draught Dub - (4:45) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Improvisation - (2:29) 61 BPM
HJRLP 76
27 Oct 17
Experimental/Electronic
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Pattern 1 - (14:05) 60 BPM
   
Pattern 2 - (12:46) 59 BPM
   
Pattern 3 - (9:59) 60 BPM
   
Pattern 4 - (7:33) 59 BPM
HJRCD 45
10 Jul 09
Experimental/Electronic
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Structure 1 - (16:05) 120 BPM
   
Structure 2 - (15:11) 120 BPM
   
Structure 3 - (10:07) 120 BPM
   
Structure 4 - (20:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Structure 5 - (8:28)
Played by: Gonno, Martin Schulte
HJRCD/LP54CL
17 Mar 11
Minimal/Tech House
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Restructure 2 - (12:40) 120 BPM
   
Restructure 2 Rebuild (Digital Mystikz) - (5:14) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
HJP 54
13 Dec 10
Techno
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Jam - (17:31) 120 BPM
   
Dark - (7:06) 120 BPM
   
Club - (11:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Yangissa - (14:10) 120 BPM
Played by: Deep'a & Biri, NYMA
Review: Inhabiting a space populated by deranged jazz and dub (techno) at its most freaky, Fetch is a slowburning release. "Jam" starts with detached sax solos and rough off beats leading into a tense bassline, with the arrangement evolving over 14 minutes. "Dark" is more succinct, but the mood is similar, as the players conjure up a live take on dance floor techno. "Club" is another rhythm-heavy affair, with a loose, live arrangement set to grinding metal drums, while the trio go back to the freeform approach of "Jam" on "Yangissa". On this occasion, the sounds are more organic and the arrangement even more liquid, with waves of effects seeping out over the unhurried drums.
HJRCD 67
18 Jun 12
Techno
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Sounding Line 1 - (10:15) 100 BPM
   
Sounding Line 2 - (0:28) 97 BPM
   
Sounding Line 3 - (5:56) 115 BPM
   
Sounding Line 4 - (4:12) 110 BPM
   
Sounding Line 5 (Spectre) - (9:05) 120 BPM
   
Sounding Line 6 - (7:26) 120 BPM
   
Sounding Line 7 - (5:49) 110 BPM
   
Sounding Line 8 - (5:51) 55 BPM
Review: For the latest Trio album, Van Oswald substitutes Vladislav Delay with Tony Allen. The afro-beat legend's influence looms large throughout, and that's a good thing. This is most audible on "04.4" and "05.5", where jazzy, rainy-day chords are underpinned by crashing snares and subtle, rhythmic shuffles. On other occasions, like "06.6", Allen's tight playing threatens to overpower Van Oswald's nuanced sound scapes, but despite its fluid nature, the trio is nothing if not cohesive in its restraint. Elsewhere, Van Oswald and Loderbauer take control, and "01.1" and "02.2", droning textures take precedence. It's be interesting to hear who Van Oswald puts behind the drums next, but on Sounding Lines, Allen's presence is a welcome one.
HJRCD 72
12 Jun 15
Techno
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Nothing 1 - (14:58) 80 BPM
   
Nothing 2 - (8:23) 60 BPM
   
Nothing 3 - (7:23) 60 BPM
   
Nothing 4 - (8:45) 60 BPM
129179 9430877
12 Dec 10
Experimental/Electronic
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Blue - (7:46) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Blue (dub) - (11:59) 120 BPM
Played by: Resident Advisor
HJP 73
19 Jul 13
Techno
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Nothing 1 - (14:58) 80 BPM
   
Nothing 2 - (8:23) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nothing 3 - (7:23) 60 BPM
   
Nothing 4 - (8:45) 60 BPM
HJRLP 53
12 Dec 10
Experimental/Electronic
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Koirong Ku - (2:16) 119 BPM
   
Koichulrdyn Kongur Kuu - (1:18) 64 BPM
   
Drums - (2:13) 93 BPM
   
Fragments - (2:55) 141 BPM
   
Tushumdo - (2:25) 94 BPM
   
Facets - (15:18) 150 BPM
   
Mash Kambarkan - (3:06) 134 BPM
   
Talasym - (2:37) 133 BPM
   
Kolkhoz Kechteri - (2:23) 151 BPM
   
Bishkek, May 2016 - (10:04) 90 BPM
   
Draught - (4:44) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Draught Dub - (4:45) 65 BPM
   
Improvisation - (2:29) 121 BPM
150850 7780299
27 Oct 17
International
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Dismantle - (8:03) 122 BPM
   
Tamrat Version - (7:35) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Music For Vampyr: (I) Arrival - (15:37) 144 BPM
   
Music For Vampyr: (II) Shadows - (5:38) 116 BPM
   
Music For Vampyr: (III) Finale - (3:37) 117 BPM
Review: Released with the minimum of fanfare, Dismantle represents Rabih Beaini's first substantial release as Morphosis since last year's Tepco Report 12", and comes in the form of a five track release for Honest Jon's. The first part comprises two Morphosis productions obviously aimed at more adventurous DJs, with the title track (in collaboration with Donato Dozzy) comprising subtly rattling percussion and organic tones unfolding over a steady rhythmic pulse, while "Tamrat Version" comes across as more full bodied, with thicker organ textures tied up with pulsing synths. The second part meanwhile is something entirely different, comprising a live score to Carl Theodor Dreyer's Vampyr recorded in Romania; free of rhythm and utilising some outlandish modular sequencing, it's the producer at his most immersive.
HJP 7
28 Jun 13
Techno
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Boracay Drift (remix) - (13:48) 71 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
HJP 64
25 Nov 11
Experimental/Electronic
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Ndema - (1:35)
   
Dena - (1:12)
   
Mambodze - (4:35)
   
Matatizo - (2:28)
   
Pepo Mlume - (2:26)
   
Chela - (3:11)
   
Bungo - (1:06)
   
Mafunzo - (7:30)
   
Bamba - (1:13)
   
Mwanzele - (4:49)
   
Ngoma Wira - (1:25)
   
Puredi - (2:58)
   
Kiringongo - (2:26) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gaserego - (3:29)
Review: For their next trick, classic cult label Honest Jon's serve up a collection of field recordings of the Mijikenda tribes, made in different spots in and around Mukunguni village, coastal Kenya. There's 14 in total, and it proves a fascinating listen: first track, the creepily percussive "Ndema" is played to sound like a bat, with shrill frequencies intended to heal the village sick, the chant of "Dena" is haunting, "Matatizo" is fantastic acapella pop, while elsewhere multi drums are utilised to chase away "Pepo Mlume", the devil who poisons the imagination. Essential listening.
HJRCD 68
05 Apr 13
Soundtracks
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April 8 - (3:27) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Keke Kan - (4:50) 92 BPM
   
Olorun Kan - (3:23) 70 BPM
   
Agbara Temi Ko - (3:15) 50 BPM
   
Iwo Ore Mi - (4:17) 55 BPM
   
Ajantiele - (6:49) 111 BPM
   
Erin - (3:17) 85 BPM
   
Obadikah - (3:51) 131 BPM
   
Jomido - (4:57) 112 BPM
   
Orebete - (5:12) 142 BPM
HJRLP 113
04 Nov 16
International
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Babana - (2:02) 95 BPM
   
Kadana - (2:05) 145 BPM
   
Ohangla I - (2:08) 136 BPM
   
Arum - (2:43) 90 BPM
   
Lucas Odhiambo - (5:11) 89 BPM
   
Amunya - (5:14) 111 BPM
   
Jomaranda - (2:04) 83 BPM
   
Lemo - (0:21) 118 BPM
   
Ohangla II - (3:15) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Juma Fundi - (4:19) 91 BPM
   
Dhero - (2:55) 159 BPM
   
Anas - (2:41) 73 BPM
   
Jamienda - (2:42) 55 BPM
   
Sigala Gala - (2:47) 78 BPM
HJRCD 70
14 Nov 14
Soundtracks
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Orchestre OK Jazz - "A Moins Que Namikosa" - (4:13) 92 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gnonnas Pedro - "Adigbedoto" - (4:37) 94 BPM
   
Le Grand Kalle & Don Gonzalo & Manu Dibango - "Africa Boogaloo" - (3:40) 136 BPM
   
Orchestre Yaya Mas - "Rampa Rampa" - (2:35) 124 BPM
   
Orchestre OK Jazz - "Ven Y Ven Y Ven" - (3:21) 114 BPM
   
Charles Lembe - "Quiero Wapacha" - (2:55) 144 BPM
   
Rio Band - "Vamos A Bailar" - (3:28) 148 BPM
   
Laba Sosseh - "Guantanamo" - (4:03) 103 BPM
   
Orchestre Baobab - "On Verra Ca" - (7:14) 126 BPM
   
Orchestre N'Guewel - "Mi Guajeo" - (4:12) 129 BPM
   
Amara Toure - "N'Niyo" - (5:56) 124 BPM
   
Orchestre OK Jazz - "Micorrason" - (3:12) 120 BPM
   
Pierre Tchana & Orchestre Poly Rhythmo - "Il N'Est Jamais Trop Tard" - (5:50) 109 BPM
HJRCD/LP 41
26 Mar 10
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Theo Parrish - "Theo Parrish meets Mancingelani" - (12:53)
   
Burnt Friedman - "Burnt Friedman meets Zinja Hlungwani" - (5:44) Biggest-selling track on this release
HJP 60
28 Oct 11
Experimental/Electronic
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Bed Jammin - (11:08) 73 BPM
   
Untitled Rhythm - (2:48) 64 BPM
   
Give Thanx To Jah - (5:45) 103 BPM
   
Easy Knocking - (5:11) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Who Killed The Chicken - (4:46) 65 BPM
   
Babylon Cookie Jar A Crumble - (5:24) 88 BPM
   
Some Have Fe Halla - (5:43) 119 BPM
HJRCD LP109
28 Oct 11
Classics/Ska
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Cracks In The Pleasuredome - (6:29) 71 BPM
   
Jellybones - (5:22) 68 BPM
   
Torn & Submerged - (6:30) 70 BPM
   
Rooms Within A Room - (5:21) 66 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Selfish Greedy Life - (5:28) 68 BPM
   
Burning Blood - (7:11) 68 BPM
   
Levitation - (6:44) 70 BPM
   
Monks On The Run - (6:01) 68 BPM
   
Boracay Drift - (6:01) 72 BPM
Review: Coming completely out of nowhere, this collaborative album between two of dubstep's most revered producers is not only one of this year's best examples of the genre, but some of the best dubstep to emerge since the demise of Shackleton and Appleblim's Skull Disco label in 2008. In a landscape increasingly dominated by the sounds of genre hopping post-dubstep, this album is a timely reminder of the dark spaces dubstep once inhabited; "Jellybones" for instance utilises eastern percussion manipulated to increasing degrees of mind-warping confusion, whilst "Levitation" weaves furious rhythms around radiophonic weirdness, while closer "Monks On The Rum" is a gripping exercise in tension, contrasting cut-glass percussion with a hesitant bass. But for all the structural complexity of these tracks, for example in "Rooms Within a Room", which weaves a brooding string intro and sampled choir around traditional dubstep atmospheres, the pair have never sounded so focused. Essential.
HJRCD/LP59
18 Nov 11
Experimental/Electronic
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Cracks In The Pleasuredome - (6:29) 142 BPM
   
Jellybones - (5:22) 135 BPM
   
Torn And Submerged - (6:30) 140 BPM
   
Rooms Within A Room - (5:21) 133 BPM
   
Selfish Greedy Life - (5:28) 135 BPM
   
Burning Blood - (7:11) 135 BPM
   
Levitation - (6:44) 140 BPM
   
Monks On The Run - (6:01) 135 BPM
   
Boracay Drift - (6:01) 145 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Coming completely out of nowhere, this collaborative album between two of dubstep's most revered producers is not only one of this year's best examples of the genre, but some of the best dubstep to emerge since the demise of Shackleton and Appleblim's Skull Disco label in 2008. In a landscape increasingly dominated by the sounds of genre hopping post-dubstep, this album is a timely reminder of the dark spaces dubstep once inhabited; "Jellybones" for instance utilises eastern percussion manipulated to increasing degrees of mind-warping confusion, whilst "Levitation" weaves furious rhythms around radiophonic weirdness, while closer "Monks On The Rum" is a gripping exercise in tension, contrasting cut-glass percussion with a hesitant bass. But for all the structural complexity of these tracks, for example in "Rooms Within a Room", which weaves a brooding string intro and sampled choir around traditional dubstep atmospheres, the pair have never sounded so focused. Essential.
131839 8345654
18 Nov 11
Deep Dubstep
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1-2-3-4-5-6 - (3:04) 117 BPM
   
Hey, Shooter (feat Erykah Badu) - (4:10) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lolo (feat Fatoumata Diawara & Manifest) - (5:03) 112 BPM
   
Night Watch - (2:12) 146 BPM
   
Forward Sweep - (1:49) 131 BPM
   
Follow Fashion (feat Fatoumata Diawara & Manifest) - (3:57) 110 BPM
   
Chop Up (feat Manifest & M3nsa) - (2:37) 95 BPM
   
Poison (feat Damon Albarn) - (3:24) 84 BPM
   
Extinguished (feat Cheick Tidiane Seck) - (2:39) 98 BPM
   
Rotary Connection - (2:02) 110 BPM
   
Check Out - (2:24) 116 BPM
   
There - (4:51) 81 BPM
   
Worries - (1:16) 143 BPM
   
Benko (feat Fatoumata Diawara & Damon Albarn) - (2:34) 133 BPM
   
The Unfadable (feat Manifest) - (2:57) 96 BPM
   
Dam(n) (feat Erykah Badu & Manifest) - (2:26) 125 BPM
   
Fatherless - (3:00) 147 BPM
   
Leave Taking - (2:07) 98 BPM
Review: For the uninitiated, Rocket Juice & The Moon is Honest Jon's latest unlikely supergroup - a collaborative hoedown between Blur's Damn Albarn, Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea and legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. This debut album, featuring additional contributions from Eryka Badu, Manifest and others, showcases their loose, jazz-inflected approach to music making. With Allen's distinctive drumming and Flea's dextrous, funk-fused bass playing to the fore, there's a definitive post-punk-meets-afrobeat-in-dub kinda feel. With soulful vocals and smart hip-hop raps peppering the loose, Afro-centric late night mix, it's an adventurous but oddly comforting set. Most importantly, it's rarely less than riotously entertaining.
HJRCD 63B
23 Mar 12
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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