In theme and style, A. Billi Free effortlessly slides between the present and the future and between earth and space on her debut album I Luma. Meaning "in front" in the Samoan language, I Luma centers A. Billi Free's sincere musings.
'The Nature' represents an antipodean landscape of Australian voices. A melting pot of sultry depictions, deep embraces from beyond & groove reflections. The landscape vast, the influences many, but soul unites as common ground.
Discover the instrumentals and re-edits for Tensei's uplifting 'Constellate' release - a soulful, electronic and hip hop infused perspective to Chicago's growing spiritual jazz movement feat. Makaya McCraven, Brandee Younger & more.
In a time where there is so much division among people due to politics, deep rooted hate, and social injustice, Tensei choose to 'Constellate' drawing on the power of the universe to provide an uplifting collection of modern soul.
Tokyo Dawn Records have once again compiled a fluid and fabulously selected house compilation to free your mind, body and soul in the most seemless and sensational way. Featuring DJ Agile, Mowgan, LyricL, Tensei, Robert Strauss etc.
In times of high tide there is no compromise. Environmental hip hop from legendary producer Inkswell with vocalist Charli Umami, featuring Yarah Bravo, Zion I, John Robinson, Pugs Atomz, Blurum13 & more not to miss.
3rty and Kid Marley team up with Biz Markie and Ludacris producer Osinachi to explore The Grey Area. Knowing that life is more than just black and white, the Nigerian duo take extreme ends of each story to make their way to the middle.
Munich’s new disco sensation Pho Queue drop their long awaited debut record „Sweet“. Find out what it sounds and looks like when three talented disco musicians regularly meet in a local pho restaurant to jam.
Californian soul from Art Bleek and Mercy Collazo, blending pop and electronic sonorities spanning in mood from melancholy to bliss. So cool... but is it 'quite obvious'? Features the new music video for their hit single 'Far Away'.
Rhyme Traveling is the latest kitchen cooked funk offering from musical poet Colonel Red. This steel rimmed EP brings rhymes & beats to blend time and space. "I rhyme travel to travel rhyme", says Colonel Redz.
Performance poet and progressive hip-hop artist LyricL unleashes a creative pool to the ripple of expressive, inspirational and perceptive songs, in melody, lyrics and poetic truths. A troubadour journey with an effect of wonder and tender.
'The Boogie Volume 6' delivers artistic affirmations, gratitude grooves and two-step soul stirring vibes that encapsulate and embrace the essence of 80s boogie with the pristine poetic precision of electropop excellence.
4th Volume. 4th Season. Once again TDR diligently and delicately delivers well seasoned soul stirring flavours, nurturing niceness and warmth from the heart. Featuring LyricL, AfriCali, Colonel Red, Sool, Eneeks, Orfeo, Agnes Gosling and many more.
A hearty cioppino of funk, blues, heavy rhythms and percussion of 1970s Ethiopian music, topped with coastal-psych seasoning. For fans of The Rolling Stones, Eugene McDaniels, William Onyeabor, Serge Gainsbourg & Talib Kweli alike.
World traveler Mowgan finds time to make a stop in Berlin to record a unique afrotech EP with a choir of African refugees, combining influences from house, techno and afrofunk for the dancefloor. Featuring Capone Adama & Ras Willa.
TDR's house series 'The Move' hits the next level! And it's got all of your favorite club edits from the TDR tribe in one special 77 minute pack and then some. Time get to your move on with DJ Agile, Mowgan, LyricL, Heidi Vogel, Personal Life etc.
Colonel Red hits hard with his latest TDR release. This 7-track EP underpins a force of musical nature, lyrically immersed in intimate affairs of the heart on one hand while balancing the scales of social injustice and inequalities on the other.
TDR kicks off its new series of 7-track EPs with London Soul MC Eneeks teaming up with Robert Strauss and band to tell an ancient story of man, woman and child. Personal, political, urban and spiritual songs of love, loss and life.
TDR's hit series of boogie adventures celebrates its fifth anniversary, taking our favourite 80's sounds to new levels of funk. Connecting the dots between early electro, hip hop and house with Steve Arrington, Kaidi Tatham, Opolopo & more.
Through the vast reaches outer space, past the thick cosmic slop and near the rhythmic nebula, we reach the funky planet AMISANA with fellow astronauts Guilty Simpson, Tanya Morgan, Quincy Vidal, Erik Rico and more.
Positive Flow's luscious string quartet meets global grooves and uplifting poetry from Opolopo, Jonny Miller, Kyoto Jazz Massive, MdCL, Omar, Heidi Vogel (Cinematic Orchestra), Colonel Red, Natasha Alexander & more.
Moving and grooving inbetween electro, hip hop and house, SoulParlor are one of the best kept secrets in global groove. Their new album 'Smile' features longtime collaborators Amalia, Capitol A, Erik Rico, Rogiérs, Stan Smith & more.
Funk producer extraordinaire Opolopo reopens the doors to his private zoo of mutant pets. Featuring mutifications of Steve Arrington, Joey Negro, Drop Out Orchestra, Mario Biondi, Omar, Pete Simpson, Personal Life & more.
TDR's hit series of boogie breaks turns four, aiming to take selected 80's sounds of our youth to new levels of funk. Connecting the dots between early electro, hip hop and house with Fat Freddy's Drop, Omar, DJ Vadim & more.
Inspired by the Potawatomi Native American tribe of Chicago, 'Bama Pi' combines vivid story telling ranging from roots to revolutions with a power soundtrack provided by Moodymann, DJ Vadim, Mr. Dibiase, Bobby Tank, Tensei and more.
DNA strings of ancient and new dimensional funk interweave to reclaim the pyramids. A testament of Reggie B's unique funk straight from Khemit! Featuring B. Bravo, DJ Spinna, Onra, Salva and more, this is a 74min space odyssey not to miss.
“We believe in a movement of real music, hand made to last the test of time. Reflecting the sounds and values of people during an incredibly inspiring, honest and spiritually elevated period in popular music history.”
A compilation for the heart! The third volume of TDR's passionate music series for lovers is filled with love beats from Amalia, Blaktroniks, GB & A Race Of Angels, Kissey, Omar, Pugs Atomz and other sensual highlights to set the tone.
TDR throws you head first into the deep end of Amalia's growth as an artist. Time shifting back and forth, tumbling towards funk ecstasy, a soulful quest to find her true-self through lost releases and cosmic connections.
Positive Flow delivers a rich tapestry of organic electronica interwoven with real strings - a hallmark of classic LPs, underlined by strong vocalists such as UK soul don Omar and Heidi Vogel of Cinematic Orchestra.
TDR's infamous series of boogie adventures reaches level three! Artists featured include Amalia, DJ Vadim, Erik Rico, Reggie B, Stacy Epps, Opolopo, Positive Flow, Teeko, Wagon Cookin, Yam Who and many more.
Our new compilation series strictly dedicated to house music - but from a TDR perspective. Featuring previously unreleased remixes, edits and DJ versions from all of your favourite TDR artists and more. Move it!
Get ready to explore the inner space of 'Entropy' with German-Senagelese producer Portformat and guest vocalists such as Alicia Renee, Amalia, Colonel Red, Dudley Perkins, Eagle Nebula, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Stan Smith.
A lascivious connotation and an ominous denotation, 'Ready Set Blow' means exactly what you think it means and what you don’t. Blaktroniks finally back in full effect feat. Alicia Renee, Edward Robinson and other special guests.
Atlanta rapper Stan Smith adds a breath of fresh air to the electro rap genre! Executively produced by UK broken beat legend Daz-I-Kue, this one's power-packed with intercontinental party anthems to get you up and moving.
Funk producer extraordinaire Opolopo opens the doors to his private zoo of mutant pets. The #1 album at Traxsource featuring mutifications of Amalia, Colonel Red, Erik Rico, Eska, Gregory Porter, Talib Kweli, Ursula Rucker and more.
The return of 'The Boogie' series - Uncompromisable artists unite and unleash cosmic 80's & 90's throwbacks and futurist funk that rip apart all predefined notions of what new boogie may or may not be.
The co-founder of the Danish vanguard soul collective 'Boom Clap Bachelors' delivers a unique pop album together with Coco from Quadron and Jenny Wilson from The Knife. A lot more than just mere serendipity!
Colonel Red gets back to his musical roots together with Ursula Rucker and Erik Ritfeld. A soulsongal adventure through jazz, soul, funk and fusion, continuing where 4hero's 'Two Pages' album left off.
TDR's compilation series of love songs goes into round two with sensual highlights from Amalia, Boom Clap Bachelors, Colonel Red, Erik Rico, Häzel, Marc Mac (4hero) and even a special guest appearance from jazz queen Diana Krall.
Powerhouse SoulParlor revitalize the broken beat movement with some help from Afronaut, Cecilia Stalin, Colonel Red, Dego (4hero), Daz-I-Kue (Bugz In The Attic), Oddisee, MdCL and many more. Hipshakin' future soul collaborations!
The long awaited debut album from 'the first lady of modern funk'. Influenced by late 80s/early 90s new jack swing and boogie, 'Art Slave' sets its own standards in terms of heavy weight funk. Produced by Opolopo, extra mixes by Atjazz etc.
'The Boogie' series kicks off! Based on groove fundamentals such as 80's and 90's R&B, Minneapolis funk and early electro, this compilation holds eighteen modern approaches to what we like to call boogie music.
Science fiction funk classic by Swedish synth commander Opolopo. A timeless masterpiece ingeniously combining boogie and electro grooves with themes of intergalactic love and eternity. Now repressed and reavailable on CD.
Colorful reinterpretations of Swede:art's highly successful boombap album by Tokimonsta (Brainfeeder), Kidkanevil (Ninja Tune), Andreas Saag (Swell Session), B. Bravo and more.
Eighteen declarations of life, love and lust for all fans of modern soul and R'n'B music. Featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow, Donn T, Jimetta Rose, Quadron, Vindahl, Colonel Red etc. CD currently sold out, but MP3s still available!
Diabolic basslines, funky blips and adventurously syncopated drumwork - Swede:art's future hiphop classic has it all! Includes guest features from Blaktroniks, Caits Meissner, Comfort Fit & Stray.
Portformat's 'Repeat Factor' re-squeezed and re-mixed by Andreas Saag (Swell Session), Resound (Metalheadz), Negghead, Opolopo, Swede:art, SoulParlor and many more.
Part two of the Polyshufflez project, featuring 14 unique remakes by Laurent Garnier, Domu, Opolopo, Atjazz, fLako, Jay Scarlett, Robot Koch, Boom Clap Bachelors and many more.
NASA-compatible hip hop funkadelica is what to expect on Portformat's debut album released into orbit, musically combining 70s space themes with golden moments of 90s R&B.
72 minutes of explosive polyrhythmics and postmodern pop perspectives set to change your view on modern day music. Feat. Blaktroniks, Howard Marks ('Mr Nice'), Wallis Bird and more.
A special compilation inbetween jazz, hip hop and house, exclusively made for the fashion trade fair 'Margin London' and now available for free download. Featuring Opolopo, Alicia Renee etc.
Comfort Fit's critically acclaimed debut album for TDR. Still years ahead of most of today's hip hop productions and now available for free download. Feat. Blaktroniks, Mercury Waters and more.
Representing the smooth and jazzy hip hop elements of TDR's output before 2003. The compilation is long sold out but now available for free download as introduction to TDR's musical beginnings.
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