Various Artists – Breakin’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (LP)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

by Sonny   ·  2 years ago  
1984 Mexican Pressing

Calling all B-Boys and B-Girls out there! We grabbed this soundtrack at @mxxnshine_records as recommended by record shop owner, and former B-Boy himself, Manny Mxxnshine. He was on our latest podcast episode waxin poetic about tracks like “99 1/2” by Carol Lynn Townes, “Reckless” by @icet, and “Ain’t Nobody” by @chakaikan – beware though, upon dropping this on your deck – you may feel the urge to grab some cardboard and bust out those windmills and flares! #breakin#bboys#bgirls#breakdancing#soundtracksaturday

Hepcat – Bobby & Joe (7″)

by Sonny   ·  2 years ago  
1996 BYO Pressing

To help celebrate and support tonight’s world premiere of the ska movie (documentary), Pick It Up – we have to show some love and throw it back to our all-time favorite ska-band of that 3rd wave era – Hepcat. Growing up as kids/teens in the 90s, that ska-revival scene was part of the soundtrack to our lives, especially out here in Southern CA. To this day- anytime @officialhepcat plays a show nearby – we’re buying our tickets and easy skanking the whole way #45friday#pickituppickituppickitup

Karen O & Danger Mouse – Lux Prima (LP)

by Sonny   ·  3 years ago  
2019 Lux Prima U.S. Indie Release

Before we start inundating each other’s feeds with all our RSD finds tomorrow – we needed to take a moment to highlight the latest from @dangermousejukebox and @ko – Lux Prima. What more can be said about Danger Mouse that hasn’t already been said? Except that maybe he found his ultimate collab partner in Karen O (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs). When you’re out there digging the crates tomorrow – make sure you cop this record when it comes up! I’m also a sucker for beautiful packaging and attention to detail – and this vinyl has all of it. The record jacket is a gatefold and has a nice vintage photo album feel to it. #beautifulpackaging#beautifulmusic

Durand Jones & The Indications – American Love Call (LP)

by Sonny   ·  3 years ago  
2019 Dead Oceans Limited Edition Orange Vinyl Pressing

We had to take a minute to highlight this beautiful LP by @durandjonesandtheindications. If you’ve listened to our first two podcast episodes – you’ve learned that we’ve caught this wave – courtesy of @fatbeats and have seen the rest of our fellow diggers out there promoting this soulful brilliance. The beauty about this cut is how effortless it feels for the band and Mr. Jones to hit all the right notes. 2019 feeling like 1967 #americanlovecall#soulmusic⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

311 – Soundsystem (2xLP)

by Sonny   ·  3 years ago  
2012 US Repress

Primo Rick and I were just having a conversation about 311 fans and how you’re either with it, or you’re not. Well put me in the “with it” mix. They’re a band that’s mostly self-aware and treat their slight blend of Reggae/Dancehall cuts more as fanboys vs posers. Take their cover of “Leaving Babylon,” off their 1999 SoundSystem LP, as a prime example. Cheers to the positive vibes. #311day⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi – Two Against One (7″)

by Sonny   ·  3 years ago  
2011 Original US Pressing

Here’s a little 
#45rpm record to love: a 7-inch sampler from one of the best collab albums of the past decade, titled Rome. The @officialjackwhitelive and @norahjonesfeatures, respectfully, are great – and help set the tone for what to expect on the full length LP. Word on the street is that it was Saint Valentine, of Rome, who was initially responsible for the holiday some of ya’ll will be celebrating today. So by some ass-backwards transitive property – you can thank @dangermousejukebox for all the love making that’ll be going on tonight 😍😝.

The Clash – Black Market Clash (10″)

by Sonny   ·  3 years ago  
1980 Epic Promo Pressing (U.S.)

In the spirit of #INTERNATIONALCLASHDAY– we’ll be spinning this 1980 10-inch promo compilation, Black Market Clash. Their cover/remix of “Pressure Drop” on side A is cheeky – but side B is where it’s at – quite possibly our favorite cuts from the band that made reggae/dub “cool” to a bunch of white kids in the U.K., and tried to use it towards the good fight✊🏽#rockagainstracism#punk#reggae#pressuredrop#bankrobber⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

The 2018 Fox Crate Fav-Five

by Sonny   ·  3 years ago  

Before we move forward into 2019 and keep sharing our wax – we wanted to make our own Top-5 of 2018. This doesn’t mean these records were the best 5 albums released (digital or on wax), but instead they’re just five of our favorites. So here it is…

#5. Protoje – A Matter of Time (2xLP)

2018 Easy Stars Records Pressing

This dude Protoje brought the 🔥 with his 2014 Ancient Future release…but in 2018 he took it to the next level with his follow-up, A Matter of Time. The production is top notch, courtesy of one of the best in the game today – Mr. Winta James, and the overall vibe is a masterclass blend of roots reggae, hip hop, and soul. Don’t just take our word for it though – go drop the needle on the opening track, “Flames” – orchestrated by the Matt Jones Orchestra, and you’ll see what we’re talking about.

#4. Ghost McGrady – Believe (LP)

2018 Street Corner Music Pressing

First off, shout out to SF’s @originalsvinylfor giving us a genuine “what the fuck is this?!” moment back in early Nov of ‘18. The “this” we were asking about happened to be a beautifully crafted, curated collection of tracks courtesy of @ghostmcgrady . The landscapes painted by the beats and samples on this record are 💯 certified fresh. Although this release dropped in late 2018, it’s gotten plenty of spins to make it into our top five. #vibes

#3. Brandon Coleman – Resistance (2xLP)

2018 US Brainfeeder Pressing

Coming in at numero tres is this great “debut” double LP by @brandoncoleman . It’s a fresh throwback and feel good funk/r&b/soul record that we just wish had been dropped before the summer. No worries though, as we’ll be putting this instant classic in rotation for many summers to come. Coleman’s vocoder game is strong and @brainfeederrecords continues their 🔥 streak of releases.

#2. August Greene – August Greene (2xLP)

2018 Fat Beats Records Pressing

This collaboration project @augustgreeneband had been years in the making it seems, and damn was it worth the wait. One of the most underrated to do it (IMO), Lonnie Lynn @common gets busy on the mic – and when you got his rhymes accompanied by the talents of @robertglasper and @karriemriggins – you get a hiphop record that becomes timeless even when the subject matter is as current as anything else out there. We had to wait a minute for the record to drop on wax in 2018, but it’s one that we’re glad to own.

#1. Leon Bridges – Good Thing (LP)

2018 Columbia Pressing (U.S.)

There could only be one for 2018 and we had to go back to @leonbridgesofficialsophomore release, Good Thing, to find it. As we highlighted last year, many folks were caught a little off guard with the flip of the script from his debut album – but damn does this album hold water. This LP still has all the feels of yesteryear a la Sam Cooke, but the production value of today’s music (in a good way). Hats off to @rickyreed for steering the ship.