20-04-2018

LET'S CELEBRATE RECORD STORE DAY

April 21st is all about celebrating the existence of record stores around the world and all the staff who make it possible for vinyl lovers to discover new music. On this day you'll find our 17 exclusive titles in a store nearby. We're releasing six singles, two EPs and nine LPs as limited editions on coloured vinyl.


Let's celebrate Record Store Day

April 21st is all about celebrating the existence of record stores around the world and all the staff who make it possible for vinyl lovers to discover new music. On this day you'll find our 17 exclusive titles in a store nearby. We're releasing six singles, two EPs and ten LPs as limited editions on coloured vinyl.

For our 7" singles we dive into the past, starting with the session musicians from The Mohawks, who recorded their single The Champ 50 years ago. This Hammond infused dance groove went on to be one of the essential Hip-Hop samples of all time, used by artist like: Nas, MC Hammer, De La Soul, Dj Shadow and Mobb Deep. Another great single from the past is the one the Toy Dolls recorded in 1982. The punk rock band released their single hit Nellie the Elephant, which is based on the children's song written by Ralph Butler and Peter Hart. The Toy Dolls version is much sharper and focuses on the humoristic side of music. The four track single Kjoe Bloes recorded in MONO by Q65 consists of three covers and one original by the band. Q65 is often considered one of the more prominent bands associated with the "Nederbeat" sound that took place in the 60s.

Another 7" is Teenage Lobotomy by The Dutch psychobilly band Batmobile. The single includes their songs "Teenage Lobotomy" (The Ramones) and "Frankie got a Quiff" (Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers). Get your copy of Demon Fuzz' 7" I Put a Spell on You to feel the power of the mash of Afro-Latin funk and psychedelica. The two other songs on the single are the deep and groovy "Message to Mankind" and the rhythmic shifts of the lengthy instrumental "Fuzz Oriental Blues". Our last 7" is L.S.D. (Got A Million Dollars) by the legendary Dutch blues and rock band Cuby + Blizzards. The single was first released in 1966 and is a retrospective of the Dutch "Nederbeat" sound, made popular by illegal pirate radio stations and live-performances by artists and groups from Holland.

The first of the two EPs we're releasing is the brand new The Calling by the Iranian-born Dutch artist Sevdaliza. She amassed millions of plays on YouTube and Spotify and her debut album Ison, released in 2017, received rave reviews from around the globe. The other EP is Mystery of Love, which features the three songs indie star Sufjan Stevens wrote for the soundtrack to the Oscar-nominated movie Call me By Your Name. Another soundtrack release is the LP Sucker Punch, which consists of re-recorded and mash-ups of songs by among others Emily Browning.

As we're looking to our LP releases we should talk about the famous Dutch band Shocking Blue. Their Single Collection consists of 28 of their songs, including the single hit "Venus" and powerful B-sides like "Fireball Of Love" and "Hot Sand". Another famous band from the lowlands is the Golden Earring. Their acoustic live-album Naked II features classic rock songs like "When The Lady Smiles", "Buddy Joe" and "Bombay". For energetic live recordings be sure to get your copy of Herman Brood & His Wild Romance's album Cha Cha. The album is one fast trip to the world of "the greatest and only Dutch rock 'n' roll star", as he was once called.

One of the most influential producers of all-time, Sir George Martin, recorded some instrumental compositions to the music from the films which stars James Bond, the composer Bach and songs by The Beatles. They're brought together on Beatles to Bond and Bach. The drama queen Jobriath became known as the first openly gay musician to be signed by a major record label. His debut album by the same name is an exploration through the world of science fiction and sexuality. After the Dutch pioneering Hip Hop artist Brainpower performed in Jamaica with Yellowman he wanted to create a record with reggae versions of some of his greatest hits. They can all be found on his Dub & Dwars album.

The collaboration between Sly & Robbie and Junior Natural led to their album Militant Dub. On board of the album are living legends like Robbie Lyn on keyboard and Dalton Browne on guitar. It's a fusion between rock, reggae and funk music. Our last Record Store Day release is the great Remix Collection which features different and exclusive versions of the greatest hits by Urban Dance Squad. Songs like Ego", "Demagogue", 'Fast Lane" and "Happy Go Fucked Up" can be found on the double LP.

We wish everyone an unforgettable edition of Record Store Day. Support your local store and enjoy all the special performances. Be sure to get your favourite records at a participating store nearby.

At The Movies
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - SUCKER PUNCH
Music becomes the backbone of the film Sucker Punch. They used actual songs for Sucker Punch that would create suitable moods.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes Poster
  • Printed Innersleeve
  • PVC protective sleeve
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • OST of the 2011 movie featuring Skunk Anansie, Björk, Emiliana Torrini, Queen
  • Covers of The Smiths, Pixies, Eurythmics and Roxy Music songs by Emily Browning
  • Limited edition of 1.500 individually numbered copies on green vinyl
Exclusive
TOY DOLLS - NELLIE THE ELEPHANT 7”
The English punk rock band Toy Dolls released their single hit Nellie the Elephant in 1982. Nellie the Elephant is all about an intelligent elephant who goes her own way. The Toy Dolls version is much sharper and focused on the humoristic side of music. 
  • 7"
  • Disco sleeve
  • Limited edition of 1111 individually numbered copies on pink vinyl
Exclusive
BRAINPOWER - DUB & DWARS
Brainpower teamed up with Black Star Foundation, worked with producer Asher E. and the world-renowned Firehouse Crew and together they made it happen. The Dub & Dwars record was well received, and reached the number 1 spot in the Dutch Reggae Charts on iTunes.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Mastered audio for vinyl
  • #1 on the Dutch Reggae charts on iTunes
  • Over 40 min. of Brainpower Hits, Reggae Flavoured
  • First time on vinyl
  • Limited edition of 350 individually numbered copies on clear red vinyl
Exclusive
CUBY + BLIZZARDS - L.S.D. (GOT A MILLION DOLLARS)
"L.S.D. (Got A Million Dollars)" and "Your Body Not Your Soul" are songs from legendary Dutch blues and rock band Cuby + Blizzards.
  • 7"
  • Disco sleeve
  • Limited edition of 1.000 copies on white vinyl
Exclusive
URBAN DANCE SQUAD - THE REMIX COLLECTION
Urban Dance Squad was a Dutch rap rock band formed after what was originally intended as a one-time jam-session at a festival in Utrecht on December 20, 1986. The Remix Collection features  different and exclusive versions of all their greatest hits.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Includes printed innersleeves
  • Available on vinyl for the first time
  • Featuring remixes of the UDS hits "Ego", "Demagogue", 'Fast Lane", "Happy Go Fucked Up", "Temporarily Expandable" and many more
  • Remixes by Dj Moe Love, The Dust Brothers, M2M and Dj Chaos and Aphrodite
  • Limited pressing of 1.000 numbered copies on transparent vinyl
Exclusive
BATMOBILE - TEENAGE LOBOTOMY
Last year the Dutch psychobilly band Batmobile released their first album in nearly 20 years called Brand New Blisters. For the 2018 edition of Record Store Day they will release a special 7 inch single including their songs Teenage Lobotomy (The Ramones) and "Frankie got a Quiff" (Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers). 
  • 7"
  • Disco sleeve
  • Printed on clear & yellow vinyl
Exclusive
SHOCKING BLUE - SINGLE COLLECTION (PART 1)
One of the most famous Dutch bands is the in The Hague formed Shocking Blue. The band released some of their best selling hits all around the world, including the still standing `Venus`. It´s just one of the many songs which can be found on the double LP Single Collection album. 
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Includes a fan treat
  • Limited edition of 3000 individually numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl
Exclusive
DEMON FUZZ - I PUT A SPELL ON YOU
The seven-piece afro-rock band Demon Fuzz released their debut album Afreaka! In 1970. It became an instant hit and an popular source for sampling.
  • 7"
  • Discosleeve
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Limited Edition of 2000 Individually Numbered Copies on silver vinyl
Exclusive
SUFJAN STEVENS - MYSTERY OF LOVE EP
Sufjan Stevens contributed three songs to the Call me By Your Name soundtrack: "Visions of Gideon", which was used at a very emotional scene at the end of the film, "Mystery of Love," for which a video was made and a new rendition of "Futile Devices" with piano.
  • Limited edition Record Store Day 10"
  • Featuring 3 songs of the multiple award winning movie "Call Me By Your Name" by Sufjan Stevens: "Mystery of Love", "Visions of Gideon" plus Doveman mix of "Futile Devices"
  • "Mystery of Love" is nominated for Best Original Song at the 2018 Academy Awards.
  • 10.000 numbered copies on transparent vinyl
Exclusive
GEORGE MARTIN - BEATLES TO BOND AND BACH
Sir George Martin, known as "the Fifth Beatle", is one of the greatest producers of all-time and recorded a dozen of international hit singles. It was a natural progression for George to write for films - two of which are featured here. 
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Limited Edition of 2.500 Individually Numbered Copies on Blue Vinyl
Exclusive
HERMAN BROOD & HIS WILD ROMANCE - CHA CHA
Cha Cha is the first live album by the Dutch blues and rock and roll group Herman Brood & His Wild Romance. The energetic live performance of frontman Herman is brought to you on vinyl and includes the single "Still Believe". 
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Including their hits "Rock 'n Roll Junkie" and "Still Believe"
  • Limited 40th Anniversary Edition of 1.000 Individually Numbered Copies on Red Vinyl
Exclusive
JOBRIATH - JOBRIATH
Jobriath is the debut album of the artists by the same name. It's an grandiose exploration through the world of science fiction and sexuality. With his voice he combines the opera with vaudeville and he adds layers to the drama. 
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Limited Edition of 1.000 Individually Numbered Copies on Pink Vinyl
Exclusive
SEVDALIZA - THE CALLING EP

The Calling is a brand new EP by Iranian-born Dutch artist Sevdaliza. In a short period of time, Sevdaliza amassed millions of plays on Youtube and Spotify. Her debut album Ison, released in 2017, received rave reviews from around the globe.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes insert
  • New EP including seven brand new songs
  • Limited Edition of 2.000 individually numbered copies on unique hand-mixed "moonstone" coloured vinyl
Exclusive
Q65 - KJOE BLOES

Kjoe Bloes is a four track single with "Nederbeat" style songs all recorded in MONO by Q65 in 1967. "Ain't That Loving You Baby" is a cover written by American blues musician Jimmy Reed, "Rambling On My Mind" is a traditional, "No Place To Go" is written by American blues musician Chester Arthur Burnett aka Howlin' Wolf and 80% O is an original written by Q65, all songs are produced by Hans van Hemert.

  • 7"
  • Disco sleeve
  • Limited edition of 750 copies on yellow vinyl
Exclusive
GOLDEN EARRING - NAKED II
Naked II is the acoustic live-album from Golden Earring released in 1997. Their second unplugged album features classic rock songs "When The Lady Smiles", "Buddy Joe", "Bombay", the for Anouk written song "Mood Indigo" and many more hits from their vast repertoire. 
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Includes Insert
  • First time on vinyl
  • Live acoustic versions of "Buddy Joe", "She Flies On Strange Wings", "Bombay",  "When The Lady Smiles" and more songs
  • Limited first pressing of 2.000 individually numbered copies on red vinyl
Exclusive
SLY & ROBBIE & JUNIOR NATURAL - MILITANT DUB
The Jamaican rhythm section by Sly & Robbie are associated with the reggae and dub genres and they produced music for a lot of different artists. In 2017 they worked together with the Swedish singer Junior Natural, after Junior auditioned for Robbie. 
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on solid gold vinyl
Exclusive
THE MOHAWKS - THE CHAMP 7”
The Mohawks consisted of a group of session musicians assembled by the British composer Alan Hawkshaw. They released the song The Champ 50 years ago in 1968, successfully re-released in 1987. The songs itself is based on the Lowell Fulson soul blues classic Tramp.
  • 7" in 3mm sleeve
  • 50 years anniversary of this single
  • Limited edition of 3500 individually numbered copies on gold vinyl

20-04-2018