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Groove Merchant at Rappcats, Jan. 13-14, 2018

Rappcats — December 11, 2017 | Comments (1)

Groove Merchant at Rappcats: Legendary Bay Area store comes to Los Angeles for a two day pop up record shop, with thousands of hand picked vinyl rarities, posters, handbills and other ephemera.

January 13-14, 12-6PM each day. Rappcats, 5638 York Blvd, Los Angeles 90042 (more…)

Quasimoto – Dinner with Quas – Art Print

Jeff Jank, Quasimoto — November 27, 2017 | Comments (3)

SOLD OUT: DINNER WITH QUAS PRINT

There hasn’t been many Quasimoto art prints, so this is a rare sighting: Lord Quas feasts on chicken & wine. This is a 24 x 24 inch archival print, illustrated by Jeff Jank. These limited edition prints are signed and numbered by the artist.

This started out as a sketch on an envelope of Quas in a bar, turned into Quas with wine for an event we had at Rappcats, and finally this print.

Who is up for some dinner with Quas? 24×24-inch print, link in bio.

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Unfinished. Wheres the paint?

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J Dilla print by Raph Rashid

J Dilla — November 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

On Sale: J DILLA PRINT BY RAPH RASHID

20 x 20 inch photo on 24-inch Kodak paper, printed edition signed and numbered by the photographer, Raph Rashid.

This photo was taken in 2005 in Dilla’s home studio (aka the living room) in Los Angeles, and first published in Rashid’s book Behind the Beat (2006).

Raph’s latest book is Back to the Lab (2017), which we launched this fall. Another of Raph’s photos of Dilla (quickly sold out) was printed for our book launch party at Rappcats in Los Angeles.

Timothy McNealy – Funky Movement

On Sale: TIMOTHY MCNEALY – FUNKY MOVEMENT

The last great unissued Texas Funk album. 1 LP with WAV download card and 20 page booklet, from Now-Again Records. (more…)

The Lightmen – Free As You Wanna Be

Now-Again — November 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

ON SALE HERE: THE LIGHTMEN – FREE AS YOU WANNA BE

Revolutionary, spiritual jazz from Houston, reissued for the first time – the first in a series of four expanded reissues of drummer and bandleader Bubbha Thomas’s lauded catalog. (more…)

Mr. Bongo’s classic Brazilian vinyl reissues

Rappcats — November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

UK’s Mr. Bongo has reissued four of the greatest albums from 60s-70s Brazil. On sale here:

ARTHUR VEROCAI – S/T
GAL COSTA – INDIA
LULA CÔRTES E ZÉ RAMALO – PAEBIRU
TENÓRIO JR – EMBALO

Arthur Verocai’s 1972 self-titled album is quite simply one of the best. Madlib: “I could listen to the album everyday for the rest of my life.” We presented this reissue last year, and ran out of copies in a few days. Read More & listen: Arthur Verocai

Gal Costa’s India, a post-Tropicalia, funky fusion album from one of the Brazil’s key 60s-70s musicians. Featuring a stellar line up of musicians including Gilberto Gil, Arthur Verocai, Dominguinhos, Rogério Duprat and Tenorio Jr. Replica original gatefold including the cover that was banned by the Brazilian military government in 1973. Read more & listen: India

Lula Côrtes e Zé Ramalho’s Paebiru is a celebrated Brazilian psychedelic concept album about the world’s four elements, lost to time in a warehouse fire in 1975. In this post-Tropicalia masterpiece, we find the entire range of 1970s hippie Brazilian musician culture in four sides. 2/LP pressing & 8-page booklet. Read More & listen: Paebiru

Tenório Jr’s Embalo is the only album by this artist. Originally released on RGE in Brazil 1964, it is a bossa-jazz masterwork, a highlight in a country full of them. The track “Nebulosa” has been a mainstay in thinking-DJ’s sets for decades and still is, from Gilles Peterson to Floating Points. This is its first reissue in over 10 years. Read more & listen: Embalo

Hunger! Strictly From Hunger

Now-Again — October 10, 2017 | Comments (12)

The latest release in Now-Again’s Reserve Subscription series is Hunger – Strictly From Hunger: the band’s preferred version of the album, unedited, fuzz-guitar heavy late 60s psych-rock, restored and remastered from a rare test press. Bonus 2nd LP of the Public! Records version of the album available only to subscribers. Shipping January 2018. (more…)

Mr Bongo’s global record collection and Gal Costa reissue

Rappcats — September 14, 2017 | Comments (2)

Friday, October 20: Gal Costa’s India reissue celebration: 21+, entry only with RSVP. 7-10PM

Saturday & Sunday, October 21-22: Mr. Bongo’s global record collection sale, open to the public. Noon-6PM each day. (more…)

Back to the Lab – Hip Hop Home Studios – Raph Rashid

Rappcats — September 13, 2017 | Comments (4)

On sale here: BACK TO THE LAB (more…)

110 proof

Madlib — September 1, 2017 | Comments (4)