In 1978, famed Latin Jazz percussionist Willie Bobo released a promo-only 12″ single featuring a “Special Disco Version” of “Always There”, a cut from his most recent album Hell of An Act To Follow. Pressed in extremely limited quantities and never available commercially, this 12″ quickly became a highly sought-after rarity for DJs and collectors. Now, this lost treasure is back in print while supplies last, complete with an exclusive a new multitrack edit of “Always There” from DJ / crate-digger extraordinaire Kon (BBE / Soul Clap) on the B-side. Released in partnership with the Bobo family, this official pressing revisits a dancefloor-ready masterpiece.
Experienced crate diggers are no doubt familiar with New Birth, the 17-piece funk ensemble sampled on classic hip-hop records by Wu-Tang Clan, De La Soul, Junior M.A.F.I.A., Black Sheep, Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, and many more. Originally released on RCA Records in 1970, The Nite Liters is a raw, soulful masterpiece that has been sampled by KMD, Ghostface Killah and others. This historic release is now back on print on limited-edition “Nite Lite” colored vinyl. Order now while supplies last.
Among the first ever hip-hop “producer albums”, Pete Rock’s 1998 classic Soul Survivor shined a much-deserved light on one of hip-hop’s greatest ever music-makers. Featured artists include: Method Man, Big Pun, Common, Black Thought, Kurupt, Raekwon, Noreaga, Ghostface Killah, Prodigy, Large Professor, and many more. Complete with Chocolate (Boy Wonder) colored vinyl, this limited edition 2LP repress also contains an exclusive bonus 7″ vinyl single, featuring 4 instrumentals from “Soul Survivor”.
CD also available.