Little is known about the ensemble that is Sun Atlas. It’s not certain whether you’d find them in Los Angeles, New York, Addis Ababa, Marrakesh or in outer space. Maybe non, maybe all of the above. Their only proof of existence is banned on this 45. Their razor-sharp mixture of afrobeat, ethiojazz, surf, cinematic soul, crime jazz & funk/hiphop breaks speaks for itself. Only on vinyl.
Solar Flame / Ulysses 3000 b/w Star Equalizer / Cosmogony
Original library synth funk sci-fi soundtracks. This promo EP from the vaults of Warner Chappell’s production music archive offers four more tracks from Eleven76’s mystique Space Voyage recordings. Originally intended for film synchronisation usage as part of Warner’s music library, their unique mélange of analog synthesizers, breakheavy drumming, trippy fx and euphoric-melancholic instrumental fantasies has gained them a cult following among witty beatmakers, DJs, cratediggers, tape recording freaks and space age afficionados.
Produced by Paul Elliott, director of The Library Music Film, this promotional vinyl 45 was made to support the library album SPACE VOYAGE and to make the music available outside of film usage. Limited quantities available as most of the pressing is used as giveaway for clients in film, TV and advertising.
Spaced-out library funk from the vaults of Warner/Chappell Production Music. Eleven76 create a time-travelling soundtrack to orbital adventures with heavy drumbreaks and analog synthesizers, perfect for intergalatic breakdance battles and cosmic dancefloors alike.
Exclusive promotional vinyl 45 to support the library album SPACE VOYAGE. Limited quantities available as most of the pressing is used as a giveaway for clients in film, TV and advertising.
A collabo you couldn’t make up. Ice-T & Charlie Funk team up with Hamburg’s Mighty Mocambos for a funked up version of their single “Bounce That Ass”, blending old school west coast vibes with raw funk recorded live to tape, guaranteed to get every dancefloor busy.
Ice-T & Afrika Islam aka Charlie Funk wrote history together. They made countless platinum LPs, won grammys and oscars and shaped rap music as we know it today with albums like “Rhyme Pays” and “Power”. Here they reunite for the fun(k) of it, celebrating the motion of hips like only they could and the Mighty Mocambos once again leave no doubt about their status as absolute funk heavyweights and 45 champions.
Exclusive release on vinyl.
Just when you thought that the funk 45 game was becoming a little bit too predictable, Mocambo once again hits with a sureshot single to smash dancefloors across the pond.
Eric Boss (DJ E Da Boss, Myron & E, The Pendletons…) needs little introduction. His 2nd outing with the German funk heavyweights anticipates their forthcoming collaborative album “ A Modern Love” with a raw uptempo funk track, oozing old school vibes, flipped live and uncut on tape with a fresh style that is all their own. Limited edition vinyl 45 includes instrumental for dedicated DJs.
Exclusive promotional vinyl 45 to support the library album THE BREAK DOWN from the vaults of Warner/Chappell Production Music. The Rhythm Snipers recreate the old school funk sound that gave birth to hiphop by using analogue 8-track tape machines and authentic vintage equipment. ‘Standing Rock’ is bongo-heavy blockparty breakbeat anthem with western chorus, ‘B-Boy Champions Medley’ is a breakdance funk mashup with four different breaks all played live. Limited quantities as most of the pressing is used as a giveaway for clients in film/TV/advertising.
Space Patrol (Raumpatrouille) b/w Piccicato In Heaven (ORION 2016)
SPACE PATROL (“Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion”) was the first German science fiction television series. Its seven episodes were broadcast by ARD TV, the first episode being aired on September 17th of 1966. Being a huge success with audience ratings up to 56%, the series acquired a distinct cult status in Germany and worldwide.
Peter Thomas composed and recorded the original score, which has become a soundtrack classic and collector’s item among rare groove afficionados since its original release on Philips. The music, floating between avantgarde jazz, big band beat and spaced-out psychedelia, set a new benchmark in the history of film music and science fiction scores and became one of Thomas’ best known works. The title theme is the first known piece of music in pop history to feature a vocoder, a device that until then had exclusively been used for voice encoding in military warfare. Peter Thomas borrowed a device from the Siemens factory to process his voice for the recording of the countdown.
The composer remembers: “When producing the score, I had complete creative freedom. No one had ever been into space, so no one would dare to tell me how the music should sound like.”
Now, 50 years on, The Mighty Mocambos teamed up with the legendary musical mastermind a recorded an up to date, truly global and funky 2016 version in tribute of the original theme. “Space Patrol (Raumpatrouille)” is the only official recording of the track released for this anniversary and authorized by Peter Thomas, who even plays on it himself. To give this 50 years version a new twist, the specially formed Mocambo Astronautic Sound Orchestra adds steel band orchestration to the massive brass and funky rhythm section.
Mocambo proudly presents its first 45 with the unmistakable E (aka Eric Cooke, E da Boss, or the ‘E’ of Myron and E). ‘The Turning Point’ is a dramatic piece of soul with dope drums and a cinematic orchestration, which sees E and his female duet partner Ishtar ‘breaking up’ through the song. The flipside features the instrumental version. This is a vinyl only release, available in ltd. quantities.
Funk from the heart of Paris: Pigalle Connection is an allstar group led by Hammond wizard Guillaume Metenier (Soul Sugar), featuring musical contributions by Shawn Lee, Dr. Lonnie Smith and members of the Mighty Mocambos. Inspired as much by b-girls and b-boys as crimesploitation scores, their debut 45 brings tough and street-savy funk breaks with a magnificient French touch. The title track ‘Paris Breakdown’ is a percussive tour-de-force with epic breakdance chorus. The flip side’s ‘Milano Drive’ is a slick uptempo car chase soundtrack, ‘Pigalle Theme’ a sleazy mid-tempo blaxploitation funk with snapping drumbeat.
Where Do We Go From Here b/w B-Boy Suite In B-Flat Minor
Hot on the heels of their smashing album ‘Showdown’, the Mighty Mocambos bring a vinyl 45 exclusive that shows yet another side of the band’s musical versatility. For the heartrending ‘Where Do We Go From Here’, no other than soul legend Lee Fields takes over the vocal spot, confirming that he is “the coolest motherfucker to ever sing words into a microphone”. On the flip side, the Mocambos are back on the dancefloor with a breakdance DJ-edit of ‘Locked And Loaded’ and ‘The Showdown’, aptly named ‘B-Boy Suite In B-Flat Minor’. Both cuts are onyl available on this format.