Project Mooncircle – 15th Anniversary Compilation

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A journey to the moon that began fifteen years ago now reaches another milestone – 15 years, one and a half decades, over 150 individual releases, many many artists, countless professional relationships but also friendships along the way. Many many stories and shared memories – not all of them good, not all of them bad either. Featured on the compilation are such artists as Jehst, Robot Koch, Flako, 40 Winks, Long Arm, submerse, kidkanevil and many more.

The limited box (only 500 copies worldwide) includes five colored vinyl LP’s with over 35 exclusive tracks plus four additional digital bonus tracks (with digital download code), a bonus double CD version exclusively designed by Lorena Assisi, a T-shirt (only size L) and an exclusive documentary about the label – all in a specially designed box by Dave McKean.

Limited box and digital available for pre-order now.

Congrats on 15 years of good music!

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Volume 4

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In 2012 Freestyle Records teamed up with broadcaster, actor and DJ Craig Charles to release the first instalment in The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club compilation series, featuring many funk and soul classics as featured on his BBC 6 Music radio show and from his live DJ sets. Since then, two further instalments have been released and now Freestyle are proud to present the biggest edition yet.

In the words of Craig Charles himself: ‘I give you The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Volume 4 – the cream of the current crop, the choicest cuts of my favourite slices of the slinkiest soul, weapons grade funk bombs – it does exactly what it says on the tin and then some.’

To be released december 9 on Freestyle Records.

The Meltdown – Colours In The Sky

Soul crooner Simon Burke and his band The Meltdown are back with the release of Colours In The Sky, the first single from their self-titled debut album, coming in 2017.

From a band known for bumping, horn heavy dancefloor cuts, Colours In The Sky marks a change in direction – a majestic piece of downtempo country soul evoking big skies and long roads. The ballad feel finds Simon Burke’s honeyed voice at it’s most sensitive. Shades of Otis and Sam Cooke on a twangy southern tip.

The Meltdown – Colours In The Sky now available.

Tall Black Guy – Let’s Take A Trip

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Since his debut release in 2011 and his first album, 8 Miles To Moenart released in 2013, Tall Black Guy who was born in Detroit and now residing in the UK, has become revered for his unique take on soulful hip-hop production. Let’s Take A Trip is the sophomore album from Terrel Wallace aka Tall Black Guy and for this album he had a simple inspiration: ‘This album is all about taking a journey. As simple as that. Be it physical, emotional or spiritual. It’s asking and answering personal questions from myself within some of the tracks and also touching on social issues i.e. racism, inequality and privilege…that have been at the forefront of my mind over last three years.’

Tall Black Guy – Let’s Take A Trip is available now as Double LP / CD / Download

Pavel Dovgal – The Aura

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Russian electronic music producer Pavel Dovgal has pieced together an album from sounds and samples from all over the globe. Reflecting on his own attitude towards life and the importance of inner balance, Pavel attempts to share some of the spiritual experiences he made while traveling. The lengthy process of creation included numerous reworks of each track and intensive listening sessions in order to keep the balance between the essential details and those that are redundant to the album’s atmosphere.

Pavel Dovgal – The Aura, digital and / or limited grey marbled vinyl pre-order available now.

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The Devil Made Me Do It

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On their new 45, Mako & The Hawk take you back to a time when breaks were funky and rappers knew how to rhyme for a massive double dose of fresh original boom-bap. With beats forged from previously un-sampled (and legally cleared!) vintage funk breaks and emcee Chima ‘The Doctor’ Anya delivering lyrical wisdom, The Devil Made Me Do It and Strut Your Stuff are a pair of block-rocking jams to turn any party out!

Now available on Tramp Records

Dollabin – Pragmatic / Style Points Coda

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David (aka Verbal Math) and Ian (aka DJ Ian Head) have been excavating record crates for over a decade. In 2006, they released an EP dedicated to their vinyl-obsession – One More Crate – for free on social media, generating thousands of downloads.

On that release’s ten-year anniversary, the duo felt it was time to drop their own piece of wax. Pragmatic is an all-time favorite from that original EP, and the b-side Style Points Coda is something new for the vinyl heads.

Limited 7″ vinyl now available on Bandcamp