Clutchy and Fatty….High desert crunch meets city life punch for this collaborative project in sound. Instrumental elements of soul, jazz, hip-hop, rock and more resonate throughout the record. Acoustic and electric instrumentation set the tone and in their individual stlyes; Clutchy and Fatty navigate your journey through psych folk caverns of cactus dust to bloodshot rust-covered marine layer funk. It is distinctive, original and fresh, paying homage to the past, present and future. Visionary folk funk.

From the album: and the Anonymous Nobody (AOI Records), CD and Vinyl LP and Clear Vinyl LP shipping.
Song produced by: Pete Rock & De La Soul & Supa Dave West

To celebrate this year’s Record Store Day/Black Friday, Coalmine Records is pleased to release a special-edition 7-inch version of Heltah Skeltah’s previously digital-only slapper, “Midnight Madness,” featuring DJ Revolution. As fans of the duo already know, the circa-2009 track is pure flames, and brimming with hilarious bad-guy lyricism from Ruck (aka the late Sean Price), and his partner in rhyme, Rock. The two absolutely let loose over Shuko’s funky instrumental, as Ruck drops concrete flows while Rock communicates with animals. And that’s just the A-Side. On the B-Side, you’ll find the haunting remix produced by the Grammy-winning, M-Phazes. Fans of his work may recognize this joint from Coalmine’s 2012 remix compilation, ‘Phazed Out.’

Joining him on this ride are guests such as Ghostface Killah from the Wu Tang Clan, R.A. The Rugged Man, who crosses mics with up and comers A-F-R-O & Token, in a showdown for the ages. The album also features Tricky in a very personal duet with Charlotte Savary, Lee Fields, the godfather of the retro soul scene, Sara Genn, Mattic and Raashan Ahmad and newcomer Idil.

From the album: By Any Beats Necessary (Le Plan Music), CD and Vinyl LP available for pre-order.
Song produced by: Wax Tailor

“The album’s title reflects my determination to use all kinds of sounds and textures to get to something musical,” says JC Le Saout. “The word ‘Beat’ also draws a line towards the Beat Gen- eration, Kerouac’s famous novel On The Road, and the quest for a better place. And so, in this time when each of us needs a little escape, I conceptualized this album as the soundtrack to a better elsewhere”. Album features Ghostface Killah (peep the dope video on the item detail page), R.A. The Ruggedman, A-F-R-O, and more.
CD also available for pre-order.

Enter the follow up to the wildly popular, International Breaks 101, 202, 303 – International Breaks 404 – Rare Breaks from around the globe. Ready to chop, loop, and layer, International Breaks 404 features 101 NEW breaks from the late 60’s to early 80’s. A comprehensive break beat kit with ultra-rare gems from Russia, China, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, Holland, Italy, Poland, UK, and Brazil. If you are looking for more variety than your typical over sampled Soul Breaks, then this kit is perfect for your production arsenal.

“and the Anonymous Nobody” is the first De La Soul studio album in eleven years and as independent artists, free of record labels interfering in the creative process. True to the roots of Hip-Hop, the new album incorporates elements of Jazz, Funk, Rock, Country Western and more sampled to create the tracks. Sampling is how De La has always made music but after spending a huge part of their career fighting off the “sample police”, De La decided to take a completely new approach, something Hip-Hop hasn’t done before…sampling themselves…

From the album: Anything But Words (Warner Brothers Records), CD and Vinyl LP available for pre-order.

Limited vinyl LP pressing in special gatefold jacket. 2016 release, the fifth album from the experimental hip hop group from Sacramento, California. Contains “Giving Bad People Good Ideas,” “Spikes,” “Hot Head,” and “Three Bedrooms In A Good Neighborhood.” Death Grips vinyl always sells out before or soon after release, never to be available again so we recommend grabbing this from us now if you expect to own a copy at a normal price!
CD also shipping this week.