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New Orleans Funk 3!



Available now on CD, 2xLP here.

Worlwide Digital Download here.


Read Quietus feature here.



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Studio One Very Limited 12"s x 5


Hot off the press!


Long out of print 5 classic Studio One 12"s re-pressed loud!

See them all here

Strictly limited to 200 copies worldwide.

All cut by Jason at Transition.

180-gm premium vinyl bombs!

Only available here now! Be quick!



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Deep Jazz on Impulse!/Universal Sound


Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound proudly presents two classic deep jazz albums originally released on the great IMPULSE RECORDS in the early 70s. 


Pharoah Sanders - Elevation (1973)

Michael White - Spirit Dance (1972)


Both absolutely essential albums lovingly restored and remastered with original artwork and presented as limited edition hardcase card CD and expanded gatefold 180gm double album editions (possibly the loudest jazz records you have ever heard!) complete with Jap-style obi sleeves. ESSENTIAL!


Buy/listen to Pharoah Sanders Elevation (1973) here.


Buy/listen to Michael White Spirit Dance (1972) here.


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Brazil TV special!


Watch a new 30-minute Brazilian  television program special for Globo  (in Portuguese and English with Portuguese subtitles) about Soul Jazz Records and our Sounds of the Universe record store: 

Watch here


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Heatsick WORLD EXCLUSIVE Art+ Sound/Sounds of the Universe 12"


Buy/listen here.


WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE! Only available here, right now!


Heatsick - Snakes & Ladders/Time Smudge


This single is part of our Art+Sound 12” series, pressed on 180gm vinyl, with unique artwork designed by Heatsick  including 12 X 12 hand-screen printed numbered artwork. 


Only available at Sounds of the Universe or Soul Jazz. All unique art-pieces. Instant collector’s items!


Buy/listen Heatsick here.


Watch EXCLUSIVE video here.



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Hieroglyphic Being ACID DOCUMENTS


This album is brand new on our new Sounds of the Universe sub-label.


It is only available exclusively from our website, the Sounds of the Universe website or the Sounds of the Universe shop in Soho, London.


Hieroglyohic Being - Acid Documents


Brand new 10-track CD housed in rceycled card, hand-printed and indivually numbered editon of just 200 copies worldwide!


Stunning, stark, forward-thinking acid expermentation from surely one of the most creative beings on the planet at present - Jamal Moss, AKA Hieroglyphic Being.


Grab a slice of musical history quick!


Buy/listen here.



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Hieroglyphic Being and Helm Sounds of the Universe In-store Wedneday 4th September!


Living legend Hieroglyphic Being aka The Sun God aka IamthatIam aka Jamal Moss etc. returns to Sounds of the Universe, this time with a live set to launch 'THE ACID DOCUMENTS' - a new 10-track album for our own Sounds Of The Universe shop label, sold exclusively here! If you've come down to see Jamal play in the shop before, you'll know you can expect pretty much anything. If you haven't -- now's your chance.


We'll also have a few records played beforehand by our friend Helm -- PAN mainstay, boss of the excellent Alter label, and all-round nice fella. Not to be missed!


Buy Acid Documents here


Wedneday 4th September. Helm DJ set from 6pm. Hieroglyphic Being playing Live 6.30pm


Sounds of the Universe

7 Broadwick Street

Soho, London W1F 0DA


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The Skatalites eat Heinz beans - Beardsman Ska


The Skatalites eat Heinz beans!
Beardsman Ska by The Skatalites (from the album Studio One Ska)

Buy track/album here.

(Buy beans in supermarket)



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The Dance Legacy of Windrush - Sheffield


This Saturday 10 August 2013 at Showroom Station, Sheffield


Mirror To The Soul film screening + Q&A with Stuart Baker
Followed by Soul Jazz Records DJs

On 22nd June 1948 the MV Empire Windrush arrived on the shores of the UK, containing 493 West Indian passengers. The following half a century's assimilation of Caribbean culture into the UK created of the most exciting music of its time: Dubstep, Jungle. This event will look at the relationship between the Caribbean and the UK, particularly documenting the specific culture that would go on to create the aforementioned Dance Music genres, a reminded of the connection dance music culture has to the history and identity of the environment it occupies.


Featuring a film screening of Soul Jazz Records' Mirror to the Soul a patchwork montage of historic Pathé footage and music from Caribbean culture during the aforementioned migrant transition. This will be followed by a Q&A and DJ set reception with director and Soul Jazz founder Stuart Baker.


Info on/tickets for  this event here



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