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Promise Land: Vocals & Version
Cat: FSR 128. Rel: 04 Jul 23
 
Roots/Lovers Rock
Frankie Paul - "Serious Time" (3:33)
Joseph Cotton - "Trod In Africa" (3:35)
Prince Malachi - "Worldwide Poverty" (3:36)
Anthony John - "Rise Above" (3:30)
Albert "Alchemist" Thompson - "Promise Land Version" (3:34)
Review: Albert "Alchemist" Thompson's Promise Land comes courtesy of Freestyle Records and has great appearances on the mic from reggae and dancehall greats Frankie Paul, Joseph Cotton, Prince Malachi and Anthony John. It has never before been released and has had a long maturation period over the last 30 years. Albert Thompson was chief engineer at I&I Sound Recording Studio once it left LA and head to Jamaica and he saw work with greats like Dennis Brown, Bunny Wailer and Gregory Isaacs. He laid down these rhythms in 1991 during some downtime and then added the vocals 16 years later in London when working with talented local and touring Jamaican artists.
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Come Touch Tomorrow (reissue)
Cat: FSRLP 148. Rel: 22 Jun 23
 
Jazz
I Dream Too Much (5:11)
Come Touch Tomorrow (5:43)
Don't You Ever Take Your Love (4:58)
Samba Para Mi (2:55)
Boy What A Joy (5:33)
The Camouflage (7:24)
Naima (7:12)
 in stock $22.23
Dialogues
Cat: FSRLP 133. Rel: 07 Oct 21
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Unity (9:25)
Momentum (5:40)
Maggie's Last Day (6:19)
Live Bait (For Dave Wickins) (6:05)
Remember Me (6:11)
Sketches (5:27)
The Court (5:51)
Review: While writing this album, Dan Berkson was based in London, and the city's vibrant jazz and broken beat scene was been a clear influenced on the music he made in that time. Dialogues is an accomplished artistic statement filled with virtuosos musicianship, vibrant drums and jazz chords that brim with life. The grooves are all rooted in jazz with elements of the rootsy blues and ragtime of his youth, cool 60s modernism and 70s funk fusions. Magical and mystifying in equal measure, this an immediately timeless record from a contemporary great.
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To Love Somebody
Cat: FSRLP 131. Rel: 11 Feb 21
 
Roots/Lovers Rock
What's The Use (3:24)
I Am I Said (3:53)
Kinky Fly (2:39)
To Love Somebody (3:24)
Use Me (3:57)
Big May (2:40)
Let Love Touch Us Now (2:53)
Sweet Loving Love (2:55)
Sweet Caroline (3:14)
Second Avenue (3:44)
Review: To Love Somebody is a great album from the rich cannon of reggae. It's the work of Bunny Scott and brings plenty of soul to Caribbean rhythms, and this is a first ever official reissue. Originally recorded in 1975 and produced by, who else, the great Lee 'Scratch' Perry, it rides through plenty of lovestruck laments, more upbeat and rump wiggling gems like 'I Am I Said' and slower, more heartfelt and tender tracks like 'Let Love Touch Us No.' Versatile and vital throughout, this is a richly rewarding reggae record from one of the greats.
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Kinky Fly
Cat: FSR 7092. Rel: 20 Jan 22
 
Reggae Classics/Ska
Kinky Fly (2:40)
Sweet Loving Love (2:56)
Review: This is a crucial 45 from Freestyle Records which separates out two tracks from their recent Bunny Scott reissue project. It is a brilliant showcase of Scott's early-Black Ark debut LP with Blaxploitation-influenced funk track 'Kinky Fly' kicking off. It has backing band members from The Chi-Lites' on board as well as a nice horn section and Chinna Smith's wah-wah guitar. The whole thing is overdubbed with synths to add to the mood. 'Sweet Loving Love' is more upbeat, with sunny towlines and rolling rhythms.
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Hard Times
Hard Times (limited 7")
Cat: FSR 7098. Rel: 02 Mar 23
 
Soul
Hard Times (3:25)
If You Want My Love (3:30)
Review: 'Hard Times' is a mega rare outing from Chequers which they dropped back in 1983 at the height of popularity for this sport of sound. It's irresistible electro-boogie that will get you in a spin in no time. The squelchy bass, r&b vocals and withering sci-fi disco synths all bring real colour. Flip it over and you will find the equally stellar 'If You Want My Love'. This is the first time this one has ever been reissued by its Freestyle label. Don't sleep on this surefire party starter and underground classic.
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Guess Who (reissue)
Cat: FSRLP 142. Rel: 06 Apr 23
 
Funky/Club House
Show Me The Way (feat Mark Antonio) (4:41)
Do What We Gotta Do (feat Delroy Dyer/Gina Foster) (4:24)
I Like To Party (feat Andre Stevens/Imaani Kemi/Delroy Dyer) (4:35)
Gonna Make You Happy (feat Jill Francis) (3:43)
Love Dont Strike Twice (feat Easton) (3:53)
Share My Love With You (feat Imaan) (4:43)
Fantasy (feat Gina Foster) (4:38)
Without You In My Life (feat Delores) (4:00)
Sweet Vibrations (1:54)
Review: Rick Clarke was signed to Soul II Soul's Funki Dreds label, meaning he was contractually not allowed to release his music elsewhere. As such, he anonymously slipped out this album Guess Who in 1992, but now it gets a welcome reissue on Freestyle Records under the artist's given name. It is packed with creative ideas and sweet stripped back house grooves with a hint of garage swing. It features plenty of Rick's friends and collaborators who all came to his MJB Records studio in West Kensington where the LP was produced and recorded in just a few days. It's packed with raw drum machine sounds, great basslines and sweet melodies.
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Dancing Inner Space 1982-1984
Cat: FSRLP 143. Rel: 17 Nov 22
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Inside You (5:21)
Ecuador (5:10)
Inca Sacrifice (5:01)
Dancing Inner Space (5:05)
Dancing Inner Space (long Distance version) (9:25)
Break It Up (4:54)
Breaking Point (5:07)
Review: Freestyle Records presents reissued material by Contact-U, the electro boogie project by Rick de Jongh and Andy Sojka. Originally released via their Challenge imprint, which would quickly begin to focus on the emerging sounds of Hi-NRG and electro at the time, this material is taken from the duo's three EPs released between 1982 - 1984.. Many recognise these tracks as some of the greatest electro-funk sounds of all time; whether it's the electric boogaloo of 'Ecuador' taken from their first EP of the same name, the body rockin' beats of 'Dancing Inner Space' or the robotic p-funk of 'Break It Up' - this really is foundational UK dance music.
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Checking Out
Cat: FSR 110. Rel: 27 Oct 22
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Checking Out (5:52)
High On A Feeling (3:31)
Review: It's a damn shame Cool Runners aka the duo of Paul Tattersall and Chris Rodel and was such a short-lived group because the tunes they made are next level. This reissue proves that with their 1982 single 'Checking Out' served up on a 12" with the sought-after 'High on a Feeling' on the flip. The open is lush street soul with boogie bass and twanging funk guitar riffs topped off with a gorgeous vocal. The second offering 'High On A Feeling' has leggier drums and more of a disco feel, but still plenty of brilliant boogie in the bass. Two cult classics, then.
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Just One More Kiss (reissue)
Cat: FSR 121. Rel: 30 Mar 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Just One More Kiss (feat Janey Hallett) (5:50)
Just One More Mix (5:26)
Review: During the first half of the 80s, Andy Sojka and Richard De Jongh wrote and produced countless UK jazz-funk, electro, soul and boogie jams, working with both obscure and relatively well-known acts (Atmosfear included). They also released a handful of singles of their own under aliases, including this one as Distance. Long out of print and finally getting a reissue courtesy of Freestyle, 'Just One More Kiss' is a superb chunk of breezy, synths-and-drum-machine driven chunk of British electrofunk featuring sweet lead vocals from Janet Halley. Over on the flip you'll find the original instrumental/dub version, 'Just One More Mix', a fine alternative take that wisely concentrates on the groove, guitars and synths and largely avoids cheesy 80s production trickery and stuttering edit effects.
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I Won't Give You Up (reissue)
Cat: FSR 113. Rel: 26 Jan 23
 
Funk
I Wont Give You Up (feat Diane Jones) (6:07)
We Would Like To Spend Some Time With You (4:28)
Review: Freestyle Records has got a brilliant and rather rare bit of boogie here in the form of Eddie Capone's 'I Wont Give You Up.' This is the first officially licensed reissue of this 1985 gem by the reggae, funk and soul mainstay of that decade. He played with various noted outfits such as Chairmen of the Board, Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come and Edwin Starr and was also in the short-lived band Casablanca. He founded the Treatment band in the early 1980s and played with a rotating cast of musicians. The tunes included on this 7" are some of them with Diane Jones providing vocals on the A-side, which is the standout gem.
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Intérprete: Juno Recommends Funk
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Rare Groove Spectrum Vol 2
Cat: FSRCD 141. Rel: 27 Jan 22
 
Funk
Far Beyond
Why
New Morning
Hot Dog
Glastonbury
Estrelar
Voo Sobre O Horizonte
Sueno Con Mexico
Summer Madness
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Rare Groove Spectrum
Cat: FSRCD 125. Rel: 24 Jan 19
 
Funk
Joyous
That's Nice
Egg Roll
Smokey Joe's La La
Oblighetto
Goodbye, So Long
Sweet Power Your Embrace
Noches De Viaje
A Love I Believe In
The Panther
Brazilian Rhyme
Am I Wrong
Review: New Zealand-born Lance Ferguson has been the beating heart of Melbourne's modern funk and soul scene for the best part of two decades. It's this that allowed him to gather many of the city's best musicians together to record "Rare Groove Spectrum", an album of fresh covers of rare and classic funk, soul and Latin jams. There are some killer versions to be found amongst the 11 tracks on offer. We're particularly enjoying the collective's riotous instrumental revision of Pleasure classic "Joyous", the strutting deep funk heaviness of "Egg Roll" (a similarly restless cover of a mysterious but much-played cut that should be familiar to dusty-fingered diggers and knowledgeable dancers) and the sumptuous summer breeze that is the combo's meandering take on Earth, Wind and Fire staple "Brazilian Rhyme". It is, though, all superb.
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Voo Sobre O Horizonte
Cat: JS7S 368. Rel: 04 May 23
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Voo Sobre O Horizonte (4:51)
Why (4:26)
Review: In cahoots with legendary Japanese record store Jet Set, Freestyle Records has decided to offer-up a 45 featuring two tidy cuts from Lance Ferguson's Rare Groove Spectrum 2 album, a second set of inspired cover versions from the multi-instrumentalist, bandleader and producer. On side A the Melbourne-based musician gives his take on Azymuth classic 'Veo Sobre O Horizonte', re-imaging it as a starry, vintage synth-laden shuffle through sun-baked South American jazz-funk complete with woozy horns, Herbie Hancock keyes and eyes-closed female vocalizations. On the reverse Ferguson turns his hand to Carly Simon's 'Why', adding gorgeous horn solos and sunset-ready flourishes to a faithful re-recording of the reggae-influenced number's familiar groove.
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Love Don't Live Here Anymore (reissue)
Cat: FSR 130. Rel: 13 Oct 22
 
Roots/Lovers Rock
Love Don't Live Here Anymore (6:02)
Love Don't Live Here Anymore (feat Dean "Youth" Fraser) (6:23)
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Turn Up The Music
Cat: FSR 133. Rel: 18 Jan 24
 
Funk
Turn Up The Music (5:54)
Turn Up The Music (instrumental) (6:13)
Review: Freestyle 'Turn Up The Music' courtesy of this new 12" from Roy Hamilton, Cosmo Bowen and Dennis Palmer. The trio worked together way back in the 80s and back then it was as part of a nine-piece outfit known as Breeze. Anyone who attended the iconic Ronnie Scott's in London back then will probably have heard them play upstairs with the likes of Hi Tension and Gonzalez. In 1984 they decided to lay down this one and only 12" on the HBS label they ran. It's a stomper but a laid-back one that is now well in demand on the funk and soul scene.
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Tags: Jazz Funk
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Greatest Hits: The Rare Grooves
Cat: FSRLP 146. Rel: 19 Oct 23
 
Roots/Lovers Rock
Love Is What You Make It
Turn Out The Light
Close To You
How Could I Let You Get Away
Marley's Gone (Tribute To Bob Marley) (1:17)
Baby I Am Yours (5:12)
Summer Time Blues (5:35)
Living In A World Of Magic (4:48)
Woman I Need Your Loving (5:24)
Run Away Child (5:06)
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Steppin' Out On The Groove
Cat: FSR 124. Rel: 03 Nov 22
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Steppin' Out On The Groove (Disco remix) (5:49)
Steppin' Out On The Groove (instrumental) (5:53)
Review: The Switch label was one of those classic early 80s Brit funk obscurities which has since attained cult status for diggers who can't enough of that boogie sound. Tony Jackson was a key player on the label, and his 'Steppin' Out On The Groove' has everything you could wish for - from twinkling piano to low down dirty Moog bass, chirpy brass and a groove that just won't quit. Second hand copies of this pearler have changed hands for some princely sums over the years, but now Freestyle are derailing the shark train and giving up the goods for all music lovers to enjoy.
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Dancer
Dancer (12")
Cat: FSR 116. Rel: 21 Jul 22
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Dancer (vocal mix) (5:24)
Dancer (instrumental mix) (5:26)
Review: Brit-boogie obscurity alert! You might not be familiar with La Famille - a short-lived group established by jazz guitarist Alan Weekes, whose members also included then future Soul 2 Soul singer Caron Wheeler and a pre-fame Cleveland Watkiss - but in 'Dancer', they made one of the loveliest jazz-funk/boogie crossover records of the early 1980s. Originally a white label-only release and near impossible to find since, the record has long been crying out for a reissue. It has all the ingredients you'd expect - squelchy synth-bass, soulful vocals, leisurely jazz guitars, drum machine beats and an overriding sense of musical sweetness - and is presented in equally essential vocal and instrumental mix variations.

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Tags: Disco Funk
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Got Myself A Good Man
Cat: FSR 7094. Rel: 14 Apr 22
 
Funk
Got Myself A Good Man (5:06)
Mango Meat (4:53)
Review: Rare Groove Spectrum Vol. 2 on Freestyle back in January was a superbly well received collection of reworks and imaginings of soul classics. Now Lance Ferguson follows it up with a tidy 7" that features his take on 'Mango Meat' as well as his unique Latin soul cover of Gladys Knight's classic 'Got Myself a Good Man.' It's a bustling jazz-funk gem with glorious flutes bursting out of the mix and rollin drum rhythms. 'Mango meat' goes a litter deeper with its more rolling drum work and psyched-out guitars and big horns.
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Remind Me
Remind Me (12")
Cat: FSR 109. Rel: 14 Jul 22
 
Soul
Remind Me (4:59)
Remind Me (Different Style) (4:37)
Review: Once more unearthing a rare and classic electro funk piece, Candy McKenzie's 'Remind Me' gets a proper 12" reissue, homing in on her classic cover of the Patrice Rushen original. Chugging, slick and wacky, McKenzie's vocals glisten and flit over a raw electro beat, heralding offbeat and Texan funk guitar, electrics and basses alike. As much is true for the 'Different Style' dub on the flip.
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The Shores Of Infinity
Cat: FSRCD 149. Rel: 28 Sep 23
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
The Shores Of Infinity
Kingdom
Earthrise
Arrival
Of
Danieda's Dance
Intérprete: Pete Haigh
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The Shores Of Infinity
Cat: FSRLP 149. Rel: 28 Sep 23
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
The Shores Of Infinity (7:05)
Kingdom (5:42)
Earthrise (6:23)
Arrival (8:43)
Of (6:26)
Danieda's Dance (8:40)
Review: Jazz-funkers Menagerie carry the torch of broken beat and jazzdance into the bleeding-edge present day with 'The Shores Of Infinity'. The Australian band, led by Lance Ferguson, is nominally guided by the spiritual jazz movement of the 1970s, but their sound reflects little of its usual beatless freakouts and croony, culty improvisations. Rather, this LP runs the entire gamut of what could be considered spiritual jazz, moving through, in their own words, myriad zones of "cosmic consciousness, transcendence, and interconnection". In fitting fashion for the genre, just six long-form tracks appear, three on each side, making for a neat, coin-flipped, symmetrical statement in jazz; the balance of the universe reflected in a cosmick vinyl void.
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Frontline
Frontline (limited 12")
Cat: FSR 126. Rel: 07 Dec 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Front Line (5:15)
Saving All My Love (long version) (6:22)
Saving All My Love (Edited version) (3:56)
Review: Freestyle take us back to 1984 with this fully licensed 12" repress of a vital bit of intense disco heat from Midnight Energy. The New Jersey outfit really get their machines working overdrive on the A-side as they bring electro-boogie funk vibes to a tune that is something of a cult classic and rather expensive to find in OG form. 'Front Line' is a brilliantly sleazy one with lots packed in and then the flip side tune 'Saving All My Love' comes in two forms and both are full of big vocal hooks and percolating funk drums.
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Tags: Disco Funk
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The Man: Refix (The Next Installment)
Cat: FSR 7101. Rel: 01 Sep 22
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
The Man (Refix) (3:32)
The Man (4:17)
Review: Omar is a real British musical institution and as such it's surprising but also not so shocking, he has recently completed a stint on BBC soap Eastenders. This cheeky 7" is a reissue of the title track from his album The Man and a fine example of his perfectly soulful vocals and mellifluous melodies over nice broken beat and nu jazz sounds. It represents some of his best work and this contemporary take uses the final few bars of the original track as its starting point in a "part 2" style.
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Love In Beats
Cat: FSRLP 117. Rel: 09 Mar 17
 
Soul
Vicky's Tune (feat Robert Glasper & Ty) (5:21)
Insatiable (feat Natasha Watts) (5:16)
Gave My Heart/Its So (Interlood) (feat Leon Ware/Grant Windsor Big Beat Band) (5:02)
Feeds My Mind (Feal Floacist) (3:56)
De Ja Vu (feat Mayra Andrade) (3:25)
This Way That Way (3:44)
Hold Me Closer (feat Stuart Zender) (3:48)
I Want It To Be (3:47)
Doobie Doobie Doo (4:08)
Grey Clouds (5:01)
Review: One of the UK's most distinctive, consistent and authentic male soul voices returns with his eighth album in 27 years... And it's a serious piece of work. Rich in range, warmth, creativity and a keen eye on the dancefloor, everything about him feels refreshed and energised. Highlights include the Dilla-meets-Iz & Diz style "This Way That Way", the glistening Balearic charm of "Feeds My Mind", the syrupy organs and harmonies on "Insatiable". Winding down with the almost filmic narrative "Grey Clouds", it's one of those records that will have you leaping up, flipping to side A and starting all over again. Feel the love.
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Got To Know
Cat: FSR 114. Rel: 14 Apr 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Got To Know (dance mix) (4:53)
Got To Know (Cool mix) (3:35)
Review: This week, Pause's two incredibly rare 12' singles have been officially reissued for the first time. Pause was a UK street soul group formed as a side-project of The Administrators, who achieved a series of hits on the lovers rock scene during the late 80s. The smooth space-age soul jam 'Got to Know' and the seminal electro-boogie of 'It's Just Amazing' represent the entirety of the group's output. Originally self-released in limited quantities, these 12"s is highly sought-after on the secondhand market, so don't miss your chance to grab this lost British soul classic.
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 in stock $18.28
It's Just Amazing
Cat: FSR 119. Rel: 13 Apr 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
It's Just Amazing (vocal mix) (5:18)
It's Just Amazing (Instruemental mix 1) (4:40)
It's Just Amazing (Instruemental mix 2) (4:52)
Review: Street soul is one of the many short lived but vital in between genres that have emerged from the studios of the UK over the decades. Pause was an early act who excelled at the form as two incredibly rare and hard to find tunes that are both being pressed up bony Freestyle this month prove. The first one comes on this 12" in the form of 'It's Just Amazing' with various different mixes. The vocal mix pairs lo-fi drum breaks with shards of 80s synth stabs and a gorgeous vocal harmony finished perfectly by a melancholic bassline. The two instrumental mixes are even more dusty and lo-fi but the vocal version is the one that will always stand out and get the floor in a tizzy.
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Exit From The Ultra World
Cat: FSRLP 145. Rel: 25 May 23
 
Jazz
The Moat (2:24)
All Love (2:54)
Orchids Are Not Sold (2:19)
The Meaning Of Love (3:10)
The Informant (2:33)
Una Palabra (2:55)
Exit From The Ultra-World (3:07)
You're So Alive (2:14)
Sightseeing (2:19)
Sweetheart (1:41)
Fue Ayer (1:59)
I'm Outbid (1:55)
Lamb Of Shame (1:38)
Touch Of Touch (1:41)
What Am I Gonna Do? (3:07)
Angels Suffering (1:38)
Two Minutes Of The Year (3:05)
No Better Pain (1:25)
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Butterfly
Cat: FSR 7089. Rel: 31 Aug 17
 
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Butterly (3:58)
Rules (3:13)
Review: Two stone cold legends on one unforgettable 45": Courtney and Omar build on their recent Black Notes From The Deep live collaborations with a stunning original and killer cover. "Rules" is a funk-based track that jumps and sizzles with a fresh contemporary energy that you might not expect from either party while "Butterfly" pays a very special homage to another stone cold legend Herbie Hancock. A beautiful release. You might say there's nothing like it.
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All That I Wanted Was You
Cat: FSR 7100. Rel: 16 Mar 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
All That I Wanted Was You (3:45)
Fantasy (4:06)
Review: Freestyle Records are dropping some super top-notch reissues this month, and the originals are mega rare and expensive so boogie and Brit funk fans couldn't be happier. This one by Private Funk-Shun was originally released in 1986 and for this 7" has been officially licensed, remastered and pressed in limited numbers. 'All That I Wanted Was You' has twanging bass riffs and electronic drums that really slap under singing leads and a super vocal. 'Fantasy' is a little more loved-up by no less sure to get you on your toes. Two lovely tunes whether or not you knew them first time round.
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Tags: Disco Funk
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Make A Move
Cat: FSR 127. Rel: 07 Mar 24
 
Soul
Make A Move (5:40)
Make A Move (instrumental) (4:03)
Bedroom Eyes (4:58)
Sunday Affair (4:05)
Review: Freestyle delivers a gem from 1987 here with Purely Fizzycal's UK street soul sizzler 'Make A Move' , which was first released on their Pure Impact Productions label. Trish Langley of North London and Ash Kamat of South London first crossed paths in the mid-80s and came together over music with Kamat's programming and production inspired by London pirate radio sound of the time and and US influences like Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis also colouring their sound. Langley's vocals, shaped by her parents' reggae collection and brother's taste for artists like Brothers Johnson, Maze, and Janet Kay, merged with Kamat's raw drum machine sounds in perfect easy as heard here with this irresistible 12".
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Step Back
Step Back (12")
Cat: FSR 112. Rel: 23 Nov 23
 
Soul
Step Back (5:40)
Step Back (version) (5:40)
Review: This is a long overdue reissue of a lovely feel-good soul number from Sonja Richard. It is her one and only listed release on Discogs and landed back in 1987 on the Rock The House Records label. Why she didn't do more off the back of this one is anyone's guess but we wish she had: it's a lovely laid-back vibe with 80s electronic disco production, buffed metal chords, and naive melodies. As well as the standout original the flipside has a fine version that offers a slightly different look. A real must own for soul lovers.
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The Fundamental Nature Of Being: Part One
Cat: FSRLP 135. Rel: 03 Nov 22
 
Funk
Broken Flowers (7:05)
Abyssinian Suite (part 4) (4:46)
Dust (7:07)
Valley Of The Crucible (7:57)
Shakedown (4:35)
Sands Of Time (7:11)
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The Fundamental Nature Of Being Part Two
Cat: FSRCD 136. Rel: 10 Nov 22
 
Funk
The Simien Fox
High Noises
Bebe & Lorraine
Inside The Flame Burns Brightly Still
Salt Flat Muscle
Recollection
Sugar John
Hall Of Bright Carvings
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The Fundamental Nature Of Being: Part Four
Cat: FSRLP 138. Rel: 10 Nov 22
 
Funk
The Fundamental Nature Of Being (part 1) (11:24)
The Fundamental Nature Of Being (part 2) (9:45)
The Fundamental Nature Of Being (part 3) (11:18)
The Fundamental Nature Of Being (part 4) (6:56)
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The Fundamental Nature Of Being: Part Five
Cat: FSRLP 139. Rel: 10 Nov 22
 
Funk
Reflections 1 (12:58)
Reflections 2 (9:33)
Reflections 3 (7:43)
Reflections 4 (8:36)
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Can't Get Enough (Of Your Love)
Cat: FSR 125. Rel: 08 Jun 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Can't Get Enough (Of Your Love) (Soul mix) (8:04)
Can't Get Enough (Nice Up - Reggae mix) (6:34)
Review: Last year, Freestyle Records reissued 'Tonight's The Night', the 1983 debut from West London outfit Take Three - a collaboration between production trio S.H.E (Steve Sinclair, Peter Hinds and Kevin Ellis) and lover's rock vocal harmony group Alpha (AKA Marlene Richardson and sisters Jackie and Jean Heron). 'Can't Get Enough', another gem from the band's vaults, dates from 1985 and was initially released as their final single. In keeping with the group's roots, it comes in two contrasting mixes: a gorgeously dreamy, glossy and glassy 'Soul Mix' powered forward by squelchy synth-bass, mid-tempo beats and jaunty, jazz-funk style keyboard riffs, and the 'Reggae Mix'. As the title suggests, this radically alters the tempo and groove of the track - it's basically synth-heavy, mid-80s lovers rock - whilst retaining key elements of the A-side soul version.
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 in stock $15.62
Pretty Lady
Cat: FSR 122. Rel: 23 Mar 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Pretty Lady (5:03)
Come On Let's Do It (Let's Rock) (3:19)
Review: T. J. Johnson's 'Pretty Lady' is a glorious sweet spot between disco, boogie and funk that came back at the heyday for that sort of sound back in 1982. It's been dug out of the Switch label vaults which was a UK label run out of Lansdowne Studios. T.J. Johnson was a well-versed guitarist also known as T.J. Bedeau and he is still working the gig circuit today. 'Pretty Lady' is a slick and smooth groover with florid horn stabs and the sort of lush vocals that bring the love. 'Come On Let's Do It (Let's Rock)' is more upbeat and strident but just as warm.
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Tags: Disco Funk
 in stock $16.42
Sexy Lady (reissue)
Cat: FSR 118. Rel: 23 Feb 23
 
Disco/Nu-Disco
Sexy Lady (vocal) (4:12)
Sexy Lady (instrumental) (4:41)
Welcome To A Dream (4:50)
Review: Yet another 12" rarity from the annals of UK funk & boogie history - this time the 1985 cut 'Sexy Lady' from VeiraKrew. Carribean-born and British-raised pianist Elvis Veira moved to England alongside his pianist and music teacher mother at the age of two, quickly becoming proficient on piano, guitar and bass by his early teens. His love for playing music and singing in choirs propelled him on this musical journey, and his late teens to 20s saw him supporting acts such Heatwave, Wham, Katrina and the Waves and more. In 1983 he started working under the alias VeiraKrew, and a couple of years later in 1985 laid down this 12", backed up with the title track's killer instrumental version and the B-side 'Welcome to a Dream'. It was self-released by Veira, quickly becoming a collector's item with clean copies changing hands for up to 150 a piece. The instrumentals are fresh and filled with life, and 'Welcome to a Dream' is an incredible mid-tempo bopper. Well worthy of a repress, and is sure to be in demand - so don't delay!
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 in stock $17.48
Lovelight (reissue)
Cat: FSRLP 150. Rel: 29 Sep 23
 
Soul
Wanna Dance With You (6:31)
Never Give It Up (6:52)
Push It Up (7:02)
Wanna Version (6:21)
Don't Let Me Drop (5:54)
Lovelight (7:36)
 in stock $24.63
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