Thursday, July 30, 2015

Heart Divine

Lustre is producer Jeffrey Levi Fry (of Superprince & Peter Dragontail) and vocalist Leah Kauffman. Heart Divine, their debut EP, was inspired by the iconic Divine Lorriane Hotel in Philadelphia. It is a soundtrack to the The Najeeb Sheikh x Lapstone & Hammer Divine Lorraine Hotel Collection, which will be available on Friday from Lapstone & Hammer. According to Lustre,

"The Divine Lorraine Hotel is a symbol of peace, ambition, freedom, ruination and waste. She’s the ghost of North Broad Street; her glory long gone but not forgotten.
While writing “Heart Divine”, we tried to imagine ourselves as guests of the charismatic Father Divine in the Divine Lorraine Hotel, returning years later only to find the building boarded up and abandoned, memories emblazoned in our dreams."

Listen to a few songs from Heart Divine or stream the entire EP below. Be sure to follow Lustre on Soundcloud for more surreal R&B sounds.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

August 2015 Cave Jams

There's no shortage of excellent music coming out this summer to fuel your BBQs, poolside parties, road trips, Sunday balearic hangouts and household headphone sessions. Here's a new chart, with plenty of original music and quality edits from SelvagemBing Ji Ling•HNNYHuneeJunktionJoe LentiniDJ Nick The RecordWAXIST SELECTA & Tom of Finland, and way too many top shelf reissues to mention.

Plus Universal Cave's Around the Bend and Selvagem's Tudo Bem were just repressed, so they're once again available from Juno and other fine vinyl retailers.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Aloha Got Soul

Hawaiian digging master Roger Bong is reissuing rare recordings of Hawaii's Mike Lundy from 1980. Get some background on Mike Lundy's work and the reissuing process at Check out both 45's below and keep an eye out for the album! Pick up both releases from Pacific Beach Vinyl or Juno.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Unreleased Aurra Nuggets

Family Groove unearthed enough lost Aurra tapes to release 2 albums of material. Listen to the insanely good Are You Foolin' Around below for a little taste. Here's a little insight into the restoration process:
Once again the world gets to experience a lost disco-funk masterpiece providing another glimpse into the Genius mind of Slave founding-member Steve Washington & Brides Of Funkenstein / P-Funk singer Sheila Horne Brody. Body Rock will be the second and final unearthing of the lost but found Master Tapes for the Aurra album originally recorded for Quincy Jones’ Qwest imprint in 1984.
The 24-track master tapes were transferred digitally and then mixed on an SSL board by Kamal Humphrey at his all-analog Flying Carpet Studios in Los Angeles. The result is a full sound enhanced by the natural analog process using today’s digital technology only when needed to clean up the files.
Pick up the new Aurra releases directly from Family Groove or at Juno.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Estándar Muy Alto


Kacy R and the Universo Paralelo return with “Estándar Muy Alto.”

Two broken drum machines tied to a bucket—a pattern emerges and collisions are just avoided. Sonambulismo sonidos for a post-cat culture world.

Mixed and mastered LOUD by Dave Tat at Cargo City Studios.

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