Dis-Joint Records is proud to announce
the release of its latest 12" Rush On/Rough Edit by San
Francisco's Stranger and Shortbus. Fans of the label will recognize the
a-side, "Rush On" from the Dis-Jointed Compilation, the b-side
is exclusive to the 12".
Both tracks are done in the "disco edit" style, accented with
heavy drums and percussion, allowing for maximum rump-shaking on the dancefloor.
Both tracks are forward thinking, but have their roots firmly planted
in the underground disco sound of the late 70s.
Stranger and Shortbus is a collaboration between Ben Cook (of Rong Records
fame) and Cameron Brauman.
Coppa is label co-owner and Groove Merchant Records head honcho Cool Chris
and Ubiquity's Bing Ji Ling.
The A side features the title track which, by the name alone, should immediately
place it on the "top shelf" of your record collection. It is
a heavily percussive disco edit cut with a nice Brazilian feel and a nasty
nasty bassline. A tried and tested dancefloor filler, this one is a must
for fans of the Idjut Boys and Chicken Lips.
The white label test press is getting heavy play from the likes of Quantic,
Mr. Scruff, Nickodemus and Thievery
Corporation to name a few.
Side B is a somewhat mellower, dub flavored ditty with nice Latin percussion
sprinkled throughout. One listen, and you will understand why this is
the perfect track to play if you happen to be spinning an outdoor party
in the Caribbean on a hot summer night with a fruity umbrella drink in
one hand and a nice, big spliff in the other. (Although, granted, it would
be tough to DJ with your hands full).
Dis-Joint Records is proud to announce
the release of our first hip hop 12".
As one would expect from the label, the flavor is not your typical dime-a-dozen
sound, but rather a unique, left-of-center dance floor banger with an
intense, irresistible groove that is both catchy and accessible, yet groundbreaking
The Connoisseurs are L.A. natives now living in the bay
area. The quartet is comprised of P.E.A.C.E. (of FREESTYLE
FELLOWSHIP fame), and newcomers Deranged and Mawnstr.
The beats are provided by N.O. This is the group's debut on wax.
While it is impossible and unfortunate to have to pigeon-hole their sound,
the track UV will probably conjure up images of the DFA meeting
Can in the dirty south. R&B is not really R & B at all,
but a short, mid-tempo treat with chopped drums and a resonating keyboard
sound. Comparisons to Eric B and Rakim are inevitable, so let us be the
first to say it.
This project marks the first CD release for
the label after a number of very well received vinyl releases.
Kicking things off is Horace Andy’s Musical Episode, originally
released in 1982 on the respected reggae label, Wackie’s. Next up,
Dis-Joint recording artists Dub Diablo contribute The Shape Up,
a modern cut & paste hip hop edit track. Bush Skank is a
collaboration between Groove Merchant/Dis-Joint Record’s Cool Chris
and Future Primitive Sound’s Romanowski, aka Exotic Pets. It combines
elements of disco, Latin and a touch of ska, giving it a unique dancefloor
flavor. Rush On is by San Francisco’s Stranger & Shortbus,
a modern disco cut heavy on the percussion. 1979’s Wack Rap
is a gem by Solid C, Bobby D and Kool Drop originally released on Wackie’s
Records. This is a must for fans of rap from the genre’s inception.
Raptivity is also an early rap cut from 1980 recorded by Ronnie
Gee, here presented in the preferred instrumental version. Kinky Busstop
is a track released in 2000 by Deep Fuzz, another solid percussion laden
disco cut. Mellowing things down a bit is a wicked cover of Kool &
the Gang’s notoriously funky N.T., as performed by Zap Pow in 1976
and recorded as Lottery Spin. Human Race’s self referencing
cut was originally released in 1971 on Florida’s Tiny Gem label.
Finally closing out the comp is New Dawn by the Flavournaughts
from 1997, a lush, beautiful song that adds a nice finishing touch.
1. Musical Episode
– Horace Andy: listen
2. The Shape Up – Dub Diablo: listen
3. Raptivity (instr.) – Ronnie Gee: listen
4. Rush On – Stranger & Shortbus: listen
5. Wack Rap (vers. mix) – Solid C, Bobby D & Kool Drop:
6. Bush Skank – Exotic Pets: listen
7. Kinky Busstop – Deep Fuzz: listen
8. Lottery Spin – Zap Pow: listen
9. Human Race – Human Race: listen
10. New Dawn – Flavornaughts: listen
DUB DIABLO TOMORROW'S RADIO
Brilliant follow-up to their ground breaking
debut 12". Featuring party rockers like "The Shape Up"
and "Dream Makers," this release will further solidify their
status as one of the most innovative sample based musicians around.
A cut-and-paste edit style instrumental hip
hop track with 2 mixes for fans of early Coldcut and Steinski. Both mixes
are approx. 10 minutes long and are guaranteed to rock any party. Dub
Diablo is DJs Diabolic and Scottomatic, both hailing from Western Mass.
Here is what the press has had to say:
"If you can't feel this, you just can't feel" – URB
"Essential" – XLR8R
"a gorgeous listening experience that's as good in the club as it
is in the car."
– SF Guardian.
"A sublime breakbeat 12-inch" – The Fader
"guaranteed to rock the party" – BPM Culture
"the groove is something extraordinary and rarely encountered these
– Beikoku (Japan)
(a featured review)
a1. Disco Headache
(2000 mix): listen
b1. Disco Headache ('98 mix): listen
RE-JOINT RECORDS CATALOG: Dedicated to reissuing amazing records and singles from the past
with top-notch packaging and artwork. We will give the music and musicians
the respect they deserve by preserving their music with the utmost attention
CHUCK WOMACK & THE SWEET SOULS Ham Hocks and Beans
Pt. 1 and Pt. 2
Chuck Womack’s “Ham
Hocks and Beans” is as incredibly funky as it is rare. It’s
so rare in fact, that some the most hardcore of funk 45 collectors in
the world had not even heard of the track when pressed about it. The track
made it’s way to Dis-Joint via our friend and fellow soul aficionado
Justin Torres, who found the original acetate at one of his usual flea
market outings. Upon listening to it, none of us could believe what he
had stumbled upon. It’s like a version of King Curtis’ funk
classic “Memphis Soul Stew,” but with heavier drums and much
funkier bass. Because of it’s obscurity and undeniable quality,
we were convinced that the track was unreleased. Not so, according to
Chuck Womack himself, now a resident of Arizona. It was released around
1971, but in very limited numbers. He is happy to see his funky gem see
the light again some thirty plus years later, and we at Dis-Joint are
happy to share it with the rest of the world.
The 7” will include a full-color sleeve designed by label
co-owner Chris Veltri and Freddie Anzures from Props.
a1. Ham Hocks and
Beans (vocal): listen
b1. Ham Hocks and Beans (instr): listen
DELORIS EALY / VICTOR GREEN Deloris is Back With Jerome and His Band b/w
Soul music in the Bay Area has a history as rich as any
place else in the US. From Johnny Otis to Sly Stone, the bay has been
on the map since day one. Oakland, however, holds a special place in the
hearts of funk fans, as the city’s output in the 60s and 70s includes
some of the heaviest pieces ever recorded.
Big Vic Records was one of many independent labels who released some of
the most highly sought after funk 45s today. Among these is perhaps one
of the rawest funk tracks ever recorded featuring a 13-year old drummer,
Deloris Ealy’s “Deloris is Back With Jerome and His Band”
released approximately 1973. According to Big Vic Jr., this was recorded
in “his bedroom” using a simple reel-to-reel machine. The
results are undeniable; Jerome (the drummer) let’s loose on the
second half of the song, while Deloris and friend shout out how he’s
13-years old and “fully grown.” Original copies of the 7”
have recently exchanged hands for upwards of $1000 on ebay!
As for the B-side, this is an unreleased cover of Donny Hathaway’s
classic “The Ghetto” found on one of Big Vic’s reel-to-reel
tapes. It is unclear who the band is, but it is a safe bet that Victor
Green (aka Big Vic) had his hands all over it.
The 7” will include a full-color sleeve designed
by label co-owner Chris Veltri and Freddie Anzures from Props.
a1. Deloris is Back
w/ Jerome and His Band: listen
b1. The Ghetto: listen
HUMAN RACE HUMAN RACE b/w
7" OUT OF PRINT
Re-Joint is proud
to reissue the original 1971 7” by funk combo Human Race. The song
Human Race was featured as a selection on Dis-Jointed, and now
for a limited time, the rare b-side Greyboy (no relation to the
Ubiquity Records artist of the same name) has been made available on this
7”. This release features new, exclusive full color artwork designed
by the team of Chris Veltri and Freddy Anzures, both of whom are responsible
for most of Dis-Joint’s striking cover art. As you would come to
expect from Re-Joint, the sound is rough and funky, mellow and beautiful.
Liner notes are courtesy of legendary funk collector Dante Carfanga, who
gives detailed information on the band.
a1. Human Race –
Human Race: listen
b1. Greyboy– Human Race: listen
NINO NARDINI JUNGLE OBSESSION
(RJ001) VINYL ONLY
OUT OF PRINT
Originally a rare "sound library"
record, this is the masterwork of one of the leading lights in the field.
Nino Nardini (1912-1994) worked with many of the premier sound library
labels, leaving behind a vast body of work that stretches many musical
boundaries, from electronic to jazz, funk, rock, exotic, and psychedelic.
Nino's true genius lies in his ability to blend genres of music that are
generally not associated with one another. This style was a precursor
to contemporary musical hybrids commonly heard in today's sample based
Jungle Obsession theme is one of lush orchestrations with an exotic-Latin
feel highlighted with funk, jazz and psychedelic overtones.
"The album is a journey to a fictive land of moog-manipulated
aurality and Afro-Amazonian fantasy"
– SF Bay Guardian
HORACE ANDY – Musical
Episode b/wSOLID C, BOBBY D &
KOOL DROP – Wack Rap
(RJ002) 12" OUT OF PRINT
This release features two very different
tracks licensed from the legendary Bronx-based reggae label "Wackie's."
Horace Andy's "Musical Episode" (1982) is easily one of the
best cuts recorded by this fantastic vocalist, a heavy, sublime rhythm
with organ punches carries Andy's voice beautifully and ultimately makes
way for the dub that follows. The B-Side "Wack Rap" is anything
but wack. It was Wackie's first and only attempt to jump on the rap bandwagon
in 1979, and while the track was not a "hit," it has become
a hugely collectable party anthem. It was named one of the best hip hop
tracks of 1979 in Ego Trip's "Book Of Rap Lists."
AL GONZALES/ TEODORO MORALES
(RJ003) 12" OUT OF PRINT
This 12" is a taster from our upcoming
Afro-Latin jazz compilation "Jazz Latino." It features two fantastic
(and highly collectable) Latin cuts that will tear up any dancefloor.
Al Gonzalez's "El Rumbon" was originally released as a 12"
on the obscure Disco International label in 1977. It is an eight minute
descarga (Latin jam session) style cut that starts off with a huge bassline
and then comes crashing down with a heavy percussion and flute to boot!
Teodoro Morales contributes three songs from the super obscure Cubanga
album released in the early 1960s. Fans of Cal Tjader and Bobby Montez
will enjoy these vibe heavy cuts. One track, "Mambo Moderno"
is exclusive to this 12" and will not be available on the compilation.