Rappcats – The Digital Subscription
Every record sold on Rappcats as MP3 & WAV. Periodic discount codes for purchases, giveaways and more.
Subscribe now to begin a one month free trial and receive our latest three releases. After the one month trial ends you will receive each release as they become available for $10/month.
• Admas – Sons of Ethiopia Sons of Ethiopia is a mostly instrumental album, rich with global influences. It is one of the few recordings to be produced outside Ethiopia in the early 1980s. It is a key document of the Washington DC exile scene. The core members of Admas – Tewodros ‘Teddy’ Aklilu, Henock Temesgen, and Abegasu Shiota – had previously played in a group called Gasha, one of the few local Ethiopian bands. Admas was born from Gasha, as an outlet for their more experimental instincts.(Frederiksberg Records)
• Jahari Massamba Unit – Pardon My French Drums: Karriem Riggins. Instruments: Madlib. We would have called it Spiritual Jazz but Phil Ranelin told us to call it Black Classical Music.(Madlib Invazion)
• Music Makers Band – You Can Be (Bonus Material) Bonus material from our latest subscription release. (Now-Again Records)
Previous deliveries include:
• Music Makers Band – You Can Be (Bonus Material) Previously unreleased disco-soul-funk album with mixes by Kenny Dope. Tucked in the back corner of a linen closet in Macon, Georgia since 1979 sat a box that very few people knew existed. Lost and presumed forgotten, this box contained reel-to-reel tapes of the lost album by the band that issued the lauded Black Gold as The Mighty Chevelles in 1977. By 1979, while transitioning to the name Music Makers Band, the band entered Capricorn Studios and recorded this previously-unreleased disco funk opus, finally issued as You Can Be as part of the Now-Again Reserve series. (Now-Again Records)
• Little Barrie & Malcolm Catto – Quatermass Seven Little Barrie and Malcolm Catto team up to for 7 tracks of breaks and sci-fi fuzz for Madlib Invazion. (Madlib Invazion)
• Trish ToledoCoco LaLaLa 7″ On the heels of her Mango Hill records debut single,”Thee Only One” ft. Joey Quiñones from East L.A.’s, Thee Sinseers, Trish Toledo, a devoted fan of soul music, has built her fan base serenading audiences with her sultry voice on soul classics, and earning herself a legion of devotees as a result. Teaming up with The Abuelitos, Trish delivers some of her smokiest vocals yet, with songs like “Coco LaLaLa” & “Do the Wrong Thing”. Understanding that Ms. Toledo is the undisputed queen of the newly coined “Souldies” movement in L.A., the songwriting team decided they wanted to take her to the east coast via Miami for some more tropical sounding vibes. Hearkening back lyrically to such songs as The Supremes, “I Hear a Symphony” or the Toys, “Lovers Concerto”, “Coco LaLaLa” makes that familiar, romantic connection between love and music with some smoldering salsa piano thrown in to spice things up. On the other hand, there’s “Do the Wrong Thing”, a slow-burner with temptation on the rocks. A married woman, a persistent man, and another round of drinks on the way. Will she “Do the Wrong Thing”? You’ll have to listen to find out. (Now-Again Records)
• The Macrames – Unintentional Consequence of Love 7″ The Macrames, with Benavides channeling his inner Al Green, invokes the early 70’s soul sounds of Memphis and Philly. Songs such as “Unintentional Consequences of Love” that tells the tale of a man who has unwittingly(and unwillingly) fallen in love and is living in denial. But as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so love is in the heart of the “perceiver” and “So In Love With You” exemplifies this opposite perspective of someone reveling in the thrills of a new love. Originally a part of Los Yesterdays early set lists, these two tracks featuring the legendary Ozomatli horns were shelved when the band solidified their unique 50’s/60’s psychedelic soul sound, and so The Macrames were born. (Now-Again Records)
• Los Yesterdays – Mr. Yesterday 7″ The song that started it all for Rowland and Benavides was “Mr. Yesterday”, a future Chicano soul classic about a jilted lover who refuses to accept reality, opting instead to live in the memories of happier times. It was after Tom Brenneck heard the song that he contacted Gabe Roth and the due started working with Daptone Records. Here, we present the original, demo version of Los Yesterdays, “Mr. Yesterday.” Rounding out the record is the B-Side tribute to Little Anthony & The Imperials, “So Insincere” about a man who confronts his lover about her lies concealing a longtime affair.(Now-Again Records)
• Revelation – Love Affair IIn-demand and ultra rare West African Disco album, recorded in Lagos, 1981, by the band of Cameroonian multi-instrumentalist, Francis Mbilong. (Tambourine Party Records)
• Sven Wunder – Toryanse In between creating Wabi Sabi (2020) and beginning his third album, Sven Wunder recorded interpretations of “Tōryanse” and “Sakura”, two traditional Japanese songs from the Edo period, for Aquarium Drunkard’s Lagniappe Sessions. (Piano Piano)
Upon subscribing, you will immediately get the above listed albums. And:
– Each new release sold by Rappcats – on Now-Again, Madlib Invazion, Pay Jay and other like minded labels – delivered digitally to your downloads folder at Rappcats as mp3 & WAV files: at least one album per month. You get each new release on street date and pay $10 / month regardless of whether you’re delivered one album or many.
– Download your albums any time, anywhere.
– Files delivered directly to your Rappcats download cart when they are released, as 320kbps MP3 & lossless WAV files. When applicable, digital booklets will be delivered as PDFs.
– Month-to-month billing – cancel anytime you want, no questions asked.
– Subscriptions accepted from anywhere in the world.
– Periodic discount codes for purchases in the Rappcats store and physical product giveaways to subscribers.
– 50% discount per month afforded to Now-Again Reserve Edition subscribers. Just log in and then subscribe with the same user name and the discount will be automatically applied.
We will also be periodically rolling out our extensive back catalog, issuing previously-unreleased material and delivering discount coupons for physical product in our store – exclusively for our subscribers!
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