Super Hi-Fi “Dub to the Bone” (ECR706)
33rpm, 12″, 140 Gram Vinyl
Out : 12/04/12 Limited edition full-length 33 & 1/3 140-gram vinyl comes
with a free MP3 download card
Recorded straight to analog tape in Super Hi-Fi’s home base of Brooklyn, New York, “Dub To The Bone” is whitehot classic dub with a modern twist. With two trombones blasting out of your speakers, you’ll be forgiven if you think you’ve entered a bizarro world where King Tubby and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry got together with Led Zeppelin and The Specials to make soundtracks about Martians robbing banks. The high-quality, 140-gram vinyl comes with a free MP3 download card, and mixes original rockers like “Washingtonian” with heavy remixes by dub legend Victor Rice, Subatomic Sound System and the Beverley Road All-Stars. The LP comes with beautiful cover design and printed insert that uses an antique camera to frame the band against a wall of soundsystem speakers- like the music itself, vintage and futuristic all at once.
A match made in heaven! Special split 45 with CSC Funk Band (USA) and the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra (EU). Volcom releases this special Paris Dj’s and Electric Cowbell limited-edition production in the fall of 2012.
CSC Funk Band deliver another morsel of their special brand of cop-show funk. A driving rhythm section comprised of all the CSC drummers and percussionists sets the the funk-urgent tone. The keyboards whiz around your ears like a swarm of swirling hornets then when the captain turns the seat belt sign off there’s that funky oboe that flies you over magic puff clouds only to be bring you back to a high-speed car chase scene under the subway in Buswick where a shredding psych guitar shows its badge and closes the deal in a freeze frame.
With heavy heavy Afrofunk breaks and horns slabs, the dancefloor stormer Ogun by the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra has already been ravaging the clubbers heads & feets every time it’s been tested on the floor. Its funkin’ Afro hotness is unmissable and announces amazing new releases from Franck Biyong and Grant Phabao. the duo have been working together for a year now on Franck’s upcoming album with his new band the Diamane Bantu Messengers, on the upcoming Paris DJs Soundsystem Afro/Tropical compilation to be released next month, and on the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra album scheduled for early 2013. Featuring Franck Biyong (bass), Nicolas Baudino (tenor sax) and Zakari Frantz (alto sax).
Vinyl : 11/13/12 Digital: 11/1/12 Limited edition full-length 33 & 1/3 140-gram vinyl in full-color jacket. Comes with free full-color vinyl sticker and free download card that includes 10 monster remixes!
Listen to entire remix tracks from the album HERE Download free track from the album HERE Download free Daytoner remix from the album here HERE
We’ve been waiting for this moment! At long last Electric Cowbell presents the mysterious dark and funky ‘Diable Du Feu’ from the elusive Karthala 72. It’s been a little over a year since we released the psych-burner 7″ Dans Le Coeur Du Feu/Delores and now we are finally ready to release the monster full-length in limited-edition 140-gram vinyl with a bevy of remixes!
The sound of a 1970′s psychedelic freakout only heavier than you ever heard it before! The new Karthala 72 full-length album (Diable du Feu!) brings some seriously dark, driving funk meets Afrobeat. There isn’t much on the group out there on the internet. We can’t even figure out exactly where they are from but tribal rhythms and hypnotic guitar echo to a time when the raw sound was king. Taking influence from the traditional music of the Comoros, to Anatolian bazaar jazz to the more familiar beat of percussion led afro-funk. This album is destined to become a psych-world burner.
Limited edition full-length 33 & 1/3 140-gram vinyl in full-color jacket. Comes with free full-color vinyl sticker and free download card that includes 10 monster remixes!
Sounds like-or may remind you of-some psychedelic moments with Wayne Shorter, Can, Miles Davis stirring his Bitches Brew, Sonny Sharrock, Zambian-psych, Witch and some Now-Again excursions, soundtracks to shamanic sessions, Iboga-house, and much much more!
“That’s a heavy psychedelic jam.” -Will Holland (Quantic)
Greetings from Electric Cowbell Records. We’re super excited to share some good news with you! Chicago’s beloved bombastic 30-piece marching band-Mucca Pazza-gets tossed in the beat blender on this special 45RPM 7″. Tracks from their latest full-length Safety Fifth on Electric Cowbell Records get the royal treatment by two of the most potent mixologists on the scene today. Brooklyn’s Greenwood Rhythm Coalition (NYC Trust) puts the original Tube Sock Tango flavor into their signature blender, adding a heavy dose of tropical-inspired percussion, bass, and lo-fi keyboard charm that sits perfectly alongside the deconstructed brass. And side B’s Boss Taurus gets a groove-over from the UK’s Stockport-bred drummer, producer and DJ extraordinare JON KENNEDY (Tru Thoughts Recordings, UK-based Grand Central Records and U.S. based Organik Recordings). This remix was entirely unique in that it had over 20 tracks of brass! Jon Kennedy finds a hook, concentrates it and fattens the track out with a bodacious break and a propulsive bass line. No small feat when there are so many hooks to choose from. The result is a down-tempo burner that finds the horn section sipping martinis between takes in the brass band lounge. And an extra bonus at the end of side B is 32-second drum corp cadence courtesy of Mucca Pazza’s esteemed K12 percussion section! And the cherry on top is the beautiful full-color artwork by grammy-nominated Kathleen Judge! Available on 45RPM 7″ vinyl August 21, 2012 or from our online store NOW!
“Jackson” is a karşilama (9/8 rhythm) that was the result of sitting around on a couch with a little old Casio keyboard, in the tiny village of Jackson, PA, contemplating the global reach of the king of pop: Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson might be the closest thing to “world music” if you mean music that the whole world has heard. It seems impossible now to ever appeal to that many people again at the same time. But what if Michael Jackson had grown up Roma in Serbia?
“Gangsta” is a tune of unknown origin (to SSP! anyway) that was a big hit in the southern Serbian brass band scene a few years back. We first heard it when we were hanging out in Vranje with Ekrem Mamutović; he led his band through it at a rehearsal and we fell in love with it instantly. The next day we asked him to teach it to us, and he said he couldn’t – it’s their hot new tune, and he couldn’t give away the trade secret. We definitely respected that. The next day in the car, we put on the latest Boban and Marko Marković album, and there was a version of the tune on the album, attributed to Marko. With competing claims as to whose hot new tune it was, we decided it was open season and whipped out our recording of the rehearsal. Peter Stan said with wonderment, “that tune is so gangsta”, and lo it had a title.
Fresh heat from Chile on 45RPM vinyl collector’s edition made available by a cozy relationship between Electric Cowbell and Barbes Records. Chico Trujillo is one of Chile’s most important bands. They are the soundtrack to every party from Arica to Punta Arenas. Their mixture of classic cumbia, bolero, reggae, latin american and Balkanic music has assured them an audience from every generation and walk of life. They tour the world extensively and never seem to stop. This record will appeal to fans of Balkan Beat Box, Chicha Libre, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Roots of Chicha, cumbia, uninhibited dancing and raw, unbridaled adventures in sound.
Scorching fresh heat from Puerto Rico. Orquesta de Macabeo delivers classic old-school salsa with a punk rock DIY intensity. Very limited pressing of this 45! Available from our online shop and select record stores. This release made possible by the collaboration of 5 independent record labels: Electric Cowbell, Discos de Hoy, CMR, Lucha Libre Discos, Entes Anomicos, Canya de la Muntanya.
June 12, 2012! We are super excited to release Mucca Pazza’s new full-length ‘Safety Fifth’ on June 12, 2012! Available in glorious full-length 12″ vinyl or digipak CD-both.
Never before have we released a record with such genre-bending mass appeal. Fans of Captain Beefheart, Nino Rota, Balkan brass bands, Beirut, Fellini films, Ennio Morricone, Andrew Bird, John Phillip Sousa, Raymond Scott, Carl Stalling, Loony Tunes, Mark Ribot, John Zorn, Tom Waits, film soundtracks, pomp and circumstance, tango and waltzes, classical music, jazz, and good old-fashioned punk rock-will unite and be dancing under the same circus tent to the music of Mucca Pazza.
Electric Cowbell Records is hot on the heels of its critically acclaimed debut compilation 101 Things To Do In Bongolia, which is a sonic brochure of the labelʼs first batch of singles from 2010-2011 with the addition of some bonus tracks and remixes. The compilation has sparked gushing quotes like, “ Electric Cowbell is Brooklynʼs hardest-working new label” from the Village Voice to “this is how Sub Pop started out” by Midwest Record. Now the label is ready to release its latest compilation from another year of releasing a steady stream of 45RPM vinyl records. The result is For Whom the Cowbell Tolls which hosts familiar names like Debo Band, Spanglish Fly, Sway Machinery and Kharia Arby, to newcomers Karthala 72, Os Magrelos, No! BS Brass Band, Cheick Hamala Diabate, Little Shalimar, Polythythmics. Another fine batch of singles that are sure not to disappoint.
1. Karthala 72 - Dans Le Coeur Du Feu (In The Heart of the Fire) 2:30
2. Spanglish Fly vs. The Audible Doctor - Audible Soul 3:28
3. The Sway Machinery & Khaira Arby- Youba 5:22
4. Little Shalimar - Bad Position 3:20
5. Cheick Hamala Diabate - Tagamba 5:01
6. Polyrhythmics - Pink Wasabi 4:24
7. No BS! Brass - Take on Me 3:12
8. Os Magrelos with Laura Ann - Seja Como For 2:34
9. Cheick Hamala Diabate - Sigi Diya 4:43
10. Super Hi Fi - We Will Begin 3:29
11. Debo Band + Kiddid - Gedawo (Kiddid Gedubwo Mix) 4:03
12. Karthala 72 - Delores 3:16
13. Magrela Rose - Canada Drive 1:36
14. NO BS! Brass - Dr Wily 4:04
15. Spanglish Fly - Latin Soul Stew (Kill Emil Remix) 3:45
16. Little Shalimar - Melting 3:16
17. Os Magrelos - Luz Negra 5:23
18. Super Hi Fi - Single Payer (Victor Rice Remix) 3:33
Brooklyn’s CSC Funk Band were the first funk project for the legendary New York hip-hop label Fat Beats so it only makes sense that the band would record an exclusive vinyl-only tribute record to one of hip-hop’s most influential groups-Gang Starr. In the spring of 2011 CSC Funk Band were tapped to play Fat Beat’s Record Store Day pop-up store in their Brooklyn warehouse and to backup MC’s in an all-out tribute to the late, great MC Guru-the lyrical half of Gang Starr. The high point was CSC Funk Band being joined on stage by hip hop legend MC Masta Ace, who led the group through an inspired take on the Gang Starr classic “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight.” Exhilarated by the tribute session and encouraged by their peers, CSC Funk Band began recording instrumental tracks of music inspired by Gang Starr in the Fat Beats Brooklyn studio. Some of CSC Funk Band members came to funk by listening to Gang Starr records, so the opportunity to pay tribute to a major source of inspiration is considered no less than an honor. Sonically distilling their rhythm section down to the core ingredients of a classic old-school hip-hop beat with live bass and drums, then rebuilding the tracks with kraut-rock synth tones, psychedelic guitar swirls, and effected oboe, CSC Funk Band have emerged with two tracks that bounce and nod to one of hip-hop’s greatest legacies. It is no coincidence that Electric Cowbell Records will release this limited edition 45 on Record Store Day 2012. Funk and hip-hop are essentially joined at the hip in vinyl culture and have shared shelf space together on record store and collector’s shelves all over the planet for the last 30 or so years. CSC Funk Band salutes Gang Starr and the funk from whence they came for Record Store Day 2012.