Tupac Shakur is still the best/selling hip hop artist and a modern tragic hero. Here's the definitive instrumental collection of the man who was able to bring Hip Hop to mainstream with anthems such as Temptations, So Many Tears, California Love, etc. Tupac's songs concerned growing up around violence and hardships in ghettos, racial inequality and sometimes his feuds with fellow rappers in the United States. Lyrics which came into reality when he passed away in terrible circumstances.
Debut album from Swedish pop wonder Ace of Base, who became International pop stars shortly after its release. Includes the hits All That She Wants, Happy Nation, Wheel Of Fortune, The Sign, Don't Turn Around, Living In Danger. Originally released as Happy Nation in Scandinavia in 1992, subsequent editions in Europe and the USA - with extra tracks - came the following year (1993). This Ultimate Edition covers all possible released versions and contains all tracks from all three editions, plus 3 rare bonus tracks.
Second album from Swedish pop wonder Ace of Base "The Bridge" contains new hits such as "Beautiful Life", "Lucky Love", and "Never Gonna Say I'm Sorry". This double LP Deluxe Edition contains the complete album in its original sequence, plus rare track Love For Sale, extended versions of top album hits and a heavy-metal version of Never Gonna Say I'm Sorry.
Like most 80s electronic bands, Amin-Peck walked a fine line between disco and minimal wave throughout the course of the early 1980s, oftentimes incorporating shameless pop melodies and avant-garde leanings. Amin Peck were an italian band leaded by Giorgio Fioroni (aka George Fyron, arrangements, production, vocals) with Leonard Parker (arrangments, keyboards) and Max Marne (production). Incredible but true, Amin Peck started as 'hard rock' guitar band in the 70's...there are some tracks also on You Tube before became one of the best examples of italo disco. Well, finally an album that contains their best tracks for y... + INFO
James' most consistent work, I Care Because You Do fuses his earlier hardcore techno days with the smooth rhythm and atmosphere of his ambient work, often on the same song. "Ventolin" is one of the harshest singles ever recorded; the orchestrated closer "Next Heap With" is the highlight of the album.
Perhaps inspired by the experimental drum'n'bass being created by Squarepusher (a recent signee to his Rephlex label), Richard D. James' third major-label album as Aphex Twin was his first to work with jungle -- though, to his credit, he had released the breakbeat EP Hangable Auto Bulb almost a year earlier. Contemporaries Orbital and Underworld were beginning to incorporate moderate use of drum'n'bass in their work as well, but this album was more extreme than virtually all jungle being made at the time. The beats are jackhammer quick and even more jarring considering what is -- for the most part -- laid over the top... + INFO
Arabesque's third LP, "Marigot Bay" (also known as "Arabesque III"), was released 1980 and was a little unusual one in the sense of the music itself. All in all, Disco was four of five years old and had become a little unfashionable to the general public. So, now we can call "Marigot Bay" "an album where Euro Disco was born" - the dance rhythms and the singers' natural charms were reinforced with things unusual for the pure American Disco style, specifically the rock'n'roll guitar and vocal stylings. So the glorious results: "Jingle Jangle Joe" sounded very much like a remake of Cher's 1966 hit "Bang Bang (My Baby Sho... + INFO
The fourth Arabesque LP, "Midnight Dancer" (initially released as "Arabesque IV" back in 1980) may be called "that song album" in all former USSR states. It's quite paradoxical, but the title track (we mean "Midnight Dancer" here) wasn't released as a single in then-Western Germany or Japan, and even wasn't placed on the Soviet Arabesque Greatest Hits LP. Anyway, "Midnight Dancer" became not just a main song of Arabesque in Russia back in the 80s, but it still one of the Eurodisco symbols here up to now. This song collection is a little bit more straightforward than "Marigot Bay" - most tracks are very danceable with ... + INFO
Una golosina para fans... O una nueva dimensión del sonido de la banda vasca.Coincidiendo con la salida al mercado de su cuarto LP "Backbone Ritmo", Munster edita el single de "Gone", una canción que representa muy bien el espíritu y el título mismo de "Backbone Ritmo": como dice el propio Rober (cantante y guitarra), "es una canción para bailar desencajando huesos". Y si así es el tema original, ¡espera a escuchar las remezclas!La historia es sencilla, según Rober: "les elegimos por la admiración y respeto mutuo. Nos gusta su trabajo y a ellos les gusta lo nuestro". Y así, Guillermo Piccolini (ex- Pachuco Cadáver, ah... + INFO
The second album by the phenomenally popular 80s group Bad Boys Blue, "Heartbeat" was originally released in 1986 and is BACK on vinyl with remastered sound and with high quality embossed sleeve and poster. It features a couple of international hits, "Kissed And Tears" and "I Wanna Hear Your Heartbeat". MIRUMIR music publishing create a Deluxe edition, which everyone will want to get, even if they have an original LP.
Attention, Eurodisco fans! The classic 80's sound is back on vinyl! Bad Boys Blue, one of the most important pop bands of that era, is again available on deluxe edition audiophile vinyl, remastered sound, with high quality embossed sleeves and posters. The first album "Hot Girls, Bad Boys", released in 1985, features top International hits "You're A Woman" and "Pretty Young Girl".
In 1987, during the recording of the single "Come Back And Stay" Tony Hendrik and Karen Hartmann decided to replace lead vocalist Trevor Taylor with John McInerney. Since then John has become a kind of special feature of Bad Boys Blue. "Love Is No Crime" has two hit-singles: "Charlene", a song from the repertoire of Roxanne, another Tony Hendrik and Karin Hartmann artist, and, of course, the classic title track.
An outstanding 2LP compiling the best instrumentals of the greatest white rap group ever> the Beastie Boys. New Yorkers Ad/Rock, MCA and Mike D crossed over into the mainstream in the mid 80s with their full/length Licensed to Ill and exploded any notions of one/dimensionality with its ambitious followups such as Paul's Boutique, On Check Your Head and Ill Communication. Taking influences from hardcore and hip hop, these innovators performed most of the music while integrating an array of rock samples, 808 beats and witty wordplay into an ever/intriguing sonic smorgasbord.
The third album from Canadian composer Christopher Bissonnette sees him expanding his palette by narrowing his sound sources to a self built analog synthesizer. Eschewing the whiplash and/or everything including the kitchen sink style of assembly so common among current analog a?cionados, Bissonnette instead applies his signature compositional style of using long held tones and sweeping drones that alternate between, and fuse, pure tonal transcendence and patient, sparkling melodies that slowly reveal themselves. "Essays in Idleness was born from a desire for a more tactile approach to sound generation. With a limite... + INFO
[ENG]These funk preachers are ready to shut the mouths of those who say funk groove sounds of today can't match those of the glorious past! Celofunk admit having diverse Soul-Funk influences like The Meters, James Brown, Betty Davis, Stevie Wonder... but still have their very personal aproach to the sounds of the legends, and a contemporary sound and feel. With a tight and solid line-up of eight members, Celofunk combine the Soul intensity and emotion with the raw energy of Funk. They create a really powerful sound and live achieve total "communion" with the audience, as it must be!Say It LoudGiveIt To MeLet The Monke... + INFO
Kombinat is the debut EP of Clizia, the new project of Andrea De Witt, an artist present in the electronic music scene with projects as Spin Boldak, Pattern Clear and several collaborations with Technophonic Chamber Orchestra and 4Dkiller. The EP title refers to the production complexes of the real socialism, VEB (Volkseigener Betrieb) Kombinat, is composed of 5 tracks and it is released by Sync in a limited edition of 300 copies , exclusively on 10" vinyl format.Far from easy aesthetical solutions and nauseated perfections Clizia prefers an emotional sound, imperfect, characterized by piano notes which appears and di... + INFO
A departure from Dalek's previous alternative hip-hop releases, this Latitudes session is a gorgeous, multi-cultural melting pot of sound and space. It's a serious shot to the head; an opening of the eye, if you will.