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Sounds of the Universe is our sister shop where we sell everything we like that is not on our labels. Reggae, Dubstep, Funk, Latin and Brazilian, Disco, Post-Punk, Jazz - it's all here! The shopping cart between the two sites are the same. So after browsing the Soul Jazz Records site take a look at 1000s more related releases. You can swap between the sites at ease. Just press on the Sounds of the Universe link here.

 

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100% Dynamite! + Mirror To The Soul @ Ritzy Cinema Sun 20th Sep

 

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Very special one-off Soul Jazz special @ Ritzy Cinema, Brixton, 4pm Sun 20th Sep, 2015

 

Get your tickets now for this wicked event! Tickets are limited!

 

1. Screening of Soul Jazz Records' Mirror To The Soul' film about the Caribbean (4pm)

 

2. Discussion with author and academic Paul Gilroy, film-maker Stuart Baker and Jeffrey Lennon (African Street Style) (6pm)

 

3. 100% Dynamite! party upstairs at the Ritzy with Soul Jazz Sound System DJs + MC Oxman (7 til midnight).

Hold tight! Reggae, funk, soul!

 

This event is delivered in partnership with the African Street-Style. 

 

 

 

Latest Albums
Rastafari — The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955 - 1983
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Soul Jazz Records new album Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 charts the many links between reggae music and the Rastafarian religion.

 

Spanning ...
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Disco 2 — A Further Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1976-80
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This is a second selection of independent disco records featuring rare and classic tracks originally released in the USA between the halcyon years of 1977 and 1985.

 

This r...
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Sounds Of The Universe — Art + Sound 2012-15
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"Soul Jazz Records set Sounds of the Universe: Art + Sound 2012-15 features some of the heaviest Afrofuturistic producers out there:"  PITCHFORK

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Nu Yorica! Culture Clash in New York City — Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77
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This is the 20th anniversary 2015 expanded edition of one of Soul Jazz Records earliest definitive releases: ‘Nu Yorica : Culture Clash In New York City – Experiments in L...
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Downbeat Special — Studio One Collectors 7" Box Set
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Studio One Downbeat Special Box Set:

Limited edition - order now!

 

Ten stone-cold classic, killer tracks from Studio One, brought to...
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Florian Fricke / Popol Vuh — Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods (Double album + DVD)
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Popol Vuh - Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods

 

Super-deluxe collectors very limited edition Popol Vuh box set vinyl + DVD...
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Disco — A Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1978-82
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Fantastic new album of disco, modern soul and boogie from 1978-82 on Soul Jazz Records.

 

This album is released to coincide with the massive new 360-page deluxe hardback bo...
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All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" & 7" Record Bags
All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" Bag — Red and Blue BAG
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Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 50 7"s). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just...
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All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" Bag — Royal Blue and Yellow BAG
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Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just...
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All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" Bag — Powder Blue and Black BAG
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Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just...
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All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" Bag — Black and Yellow BAG
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Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just...
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All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" Bag — Sage Green and Black BAG
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Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just...
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All New Soul Jazz Groovy 12" Bag — Marine Blue and Orange BAG
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Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just...
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12" Record CLASSIC Bag — Navy Blue
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This is our CLASSIC Soul Jazz Records 12" Bag (Navy blue/White). 100% Essential!

 

Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12"...
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Soul Jazz Records 7" Record Bag CLASSIC — Red
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 CLASSIC Soul Jazz Records red 7" Bag. Matching red strap with white trim.


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Soul Jazz Records 7” CLASSIC 7" Bag — Navy Blue Blue and White BAG
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This is our CLASSIC ORIGINAL 7" Record Bag (Navy blue/white). 100% Essential!

 

Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" &a...
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All New Soul Jazz Groovy 7" Bag — Powder Blue and Black BAG
AVAILABLE NOW

Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 50 7"s). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just...
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All New Soul Jazz Groovy 7" Bag — Red and Blue BAG
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Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 50 7"s). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just...
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Latest Singles
Johnny Adams — Feel The Beat, Feel The Heat
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NEW ORLEANS  funky boogie soul disco bomb 45!

 

Latest Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe SOUL 7-inch series - after the now sold out Brief Encounter 'Human'...
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Ras G / BARKA — Deep Space Nine / Gloom Steez / Taste This
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As a prelude to our massive new double album (2CD, Two volumes of 2xLP) Sounds of The Universe: Art + Sound 2012-2015

released next week on Soul Jazz Record...
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Marilyn Barbarin and The Soul Finders — Reborn
AVAILABLE NOW

Last seen on Popsike in 2014 where it sold for $462!

 

EXCLUSIVE 45

 

Unbelieveably heavyweight New Orleans funk monster!


Produced by the ...
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Chuck Carbo & The Soul Finders — Can I Be Your Squeeze / Take Care Your Homework Friend
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MASSIVE double-sider funk bomb produced by Eddie Bo! 

 

This is the latest EXCLUSIVE release of rare and killer New Orleans Funk 45s - one of the heaviest you will ever...
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Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indian Band — Handa Wanda (Pts. 1 & 2)
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This is the first ever single from The Wild Magnolias - a massive, massive slice of super-percussive New Orleans second line funk meets Mardi Gras Indian cha...
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Soul Jazz Books
90 Degrees of Shade — Over 100 Years of Photography in the Caribbean
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Fantastic new deluxe large format hardback 12" x 12" book from Soul Jazz Books featuring 100 years of photography in the Caribbean.

 

 

From Calypso to ...
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Disco: An Encyclopedic guide to the cover art of disco — Presented by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt
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OUT NOW! New 400-page 12"x12" deluxe heavyweight book on Soul Jazz Records/Books.

 

Foreword by Tom Moulton and Nicky Siano (The Gallery).

P...
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Black Fire! New Spirits! BOOK — Images of A Revolution : Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75
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Featuring: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Leon Thomas...
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Reggae Soundsystem — Original Reggae Album Cover Art
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Reggae Soundsystem! is a new deluxe 200 page hard-back 12”x12” book featuring hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs that span the history of reggae music. 

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Reggae 45 Soundsystem — The Label Art of Reggae Singles, A Visual History of Jamaican Reggae 1959-79
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Reggae Soundsystem 45! is a new stunning deluxe 500 page flexibound book that features over 1000  full size record label 45 rpm single designs that span the history of reggae music. More Info & Audio

Latest News / Forthcoming Releases
Iron in the Soul

Read Leah Gordon talking about her new Haiti DVD Iron In The Soul out now on Soul Jazz Records to Jocks and Nerds here

Disco 2 out now!

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Iron In The Soul DVD - The Haiti Documentary Films of Leah Gordon

Buy DVD now here on Soul Jazz Films/Records!

 

This is a fantastic new DVD collection of Leah Gordon's stunning Haiti documentaries filmed over a 15 year period including the feature'length film A Pig's Tale.

 

Check out trailor for one of the films, Bound pa Bounda, here:  Sun Ra meets Voodoo rhythms in drag - killer!!

 

Popol Vuh - Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods

Popol Vuh - Kailash: Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods

 

Buy/info/audio here now!

 

Super-deluxe collectors very limited edition Popol Vuh box set vinyl + DVD and 2CD + DVD new on Soul Jazz Records.


"A Loving tribute ... a comprehensive package" Pitchfork

 

Read full Pitchfork feature review here.

 

 

 

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All New Groovy Soul Jazz Bags

Get down with the get down! Fantastic new season colours in Soul Jazz Records' classic 12" & 7" Record Bags (holds about 30 LPs/50 7s). Fantastic for DJing, impressing your stylish friends or just 'carrying stuff'.

 

As well as the classic blue bag with white strap and stripes these are now available in limited edition red, green, cyan and more with matching straps - 'nuff colours!

 

See them all here

 

 

Rastafari - The Dreads Enter Babylon

Buy/info/audio/download now here

 

Soul Jazz Records new album Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 charts the many links between reggae music and the Rastafarian religion.

 

Spanning nearly 30 years of revolutionary music and featuring the music of Count Ossie, Johnny Clarke, The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus, Bongo Herman, Roy Ashanti (The Congos), Earth & Stone, Mutabaruka and many more, this is an in-depth look at some of the most unique and righteous music ever made and comes complete with a 40+ page outsize booklet, containing exclusive photography and extensive historical and contextual sleevenotes.

 

Read Pitchfork feature here

Disco 2

Save yourself $2,590 dollars and get 18 more killer tracks at the same time!

 

Our new album Disco 2 is out now with all-killer tracks!

 

Buy/listen/download here

KILLER EXCLUSIVE NEW FUNKY SOUL 45!!!

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NEW ORLEANS  funky boogie soul disco bomb 45!

 

Latest Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe SOUL 7-inch series - after the now sold out Brief Encounter 'Human' 45.

 

A massive slice of New Orleans genius - arranged by Wardell Quezergue, produced by Senator Jones, originally released locally in New Orleans in 1979.

 

It's a bomb! Exact replica reproduction, wicked sound, killer funkys soul boogie 7" 45!

 

THIS 7-inch can ONLY be bought directly here from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe websites and shop. It is a very limited 500-copies pressing and you need to buy it now!

 

See all our EXCLUSIVE unique 45s here

New! Sounds of the Universe - Art + Sound 2012-15

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"It's doubtful you'll hear a better compilation of contemporary electronic sounds this year." QUIETUS

 

"Soul Jazz Records set Sounds of the Universe: Art + Sound 2012-15 features some of the heaviest Afrofuturistic producers out there:"  PITCHFORK

 

Our new Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe album is now available to buy!

Nu Yorica! 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition Out Now on Soul Jazz Records!

NU YORICA! Culture Clash in New York City.

Experiments in Latin Music 1970-77

20th Anniversary Expanded Edition out now on Soul Jazz Records on double CD, two seperate volumes of double vinyl (+ download code) and worldwide digital album!

 

" Soul Jazz Records was among the first systematic, thoughtful explorers of a musical past. It's clear that Nu Yorica is still one of the best collections that has ever been put together.

It remains now, as it was then, an electrifying glimpse into a pulsing, sonically radical musical world, one that had never been presented in such coherent overview, and has not been since.

Expertly conceived and selected this collection is tightly focussed on the explosively original and fiercely funky musical intersection that was 1970s Afro-Latin New York.

Everything that sounded fresh 20 years ago still sounds that way." The Wire May 2015

 

Buy/listen here