Patterson Twins ‘Let Me Be Your Lover’ Pre-Order

It’s here!! Following up from the hugely popular single Gonna Find A True Love, Miles Away Records are proud to release the album Let Me Be Your Lover by the Patterson Twins.

Originally released in 1978 on the obscure label out of Mississippi Commercial, Let Me Be Your Lover is now reissued and available again in the UK/Europe for this first time. This is a timely reissue of this ultra rare LP that is fetching prices upwards of £600 online.

The album includes the absolute monster album version of the modern soul/crossover classic Gonna Find A True Love. The album version of this track gives the 7” a run for it’s money.

Re-mastered and available on both LP and CD

Pre-order here >> http://hyperurl.co/LetMeBeYOurLover

Acid Jazz 30th Anniversary Takeover Special

This Saturday we’re taking over the magnificent Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show on BBC Radio 6 Music as part of our 30th Anniversary celebration.

We’ve got special guest interviews, amazing Maida Vale live sessions from The Brand New HeaviesLaville & Corduroy as well as the very best Acid Jazz tracks spanning our 30 years of existence all crammed into 3 hours.

Tune in at 6pm Saturday, it’s going to be special!

The Brand New Heavies – TBNH New Album + Single Ft. N’Dea Davenport

The Funk Is Back – we are delighted to announce our new album called ‘TBNH’ will be out 6th September on Acid Jazz Records. We’re so blessed to have worked with so many incredible singers on this album including Beverley KnightThe Angie StoneSiedah GarrettAngela Ricci#JackKnightHoney Larochelle & Laville and you can hear our collaboration with NDea Davenport on Kendrick Lamar’s These Walls now, produced by long term friend Mark Ronson.

*First 500 copies of the LP/CD sold on the Acid Jazz store will be signed*

Listen to These Walls

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New Release: Patterson Twins ‘Gonna Find A True Love’

New Release – Super super super excited to announce our next single Patterson Twins ‘Gonna Find A True Love’ ❤️❤️

Long been revered on the soul scene as a modern soul masterpiece whether that be the Bottom & Co. stunning version on Motown or of that by Patterson Twins. Original copies of both are very hard to come by and massively sought after.

Originally released in 1978 on the obscure imprint Commercial and now fully licensed from Lester and Estus Patterson. Backed by A Good Thing from the album Let Me Be Your Lover which will also see a full reissue later this year. Released 28/06.

Listen to the full verison and pre-order your copy here http://hyperurl.co/PattersonTwins

Laville ‘This City’ & Album Announcement

Acid Jazz signee Laville announces debut album ‘The Wanderer’ for release on July 19th

New single ‘This City’ out May 21st

North London rising soul sensation and Acid Jazz Records signee Laville announces the release of his debut album ‘The Wanderer’ out July 26th – pre-order here. The album will feature brand new single ‘This City,’ a disco infused soul jam. Listen to ‘This City’ HERE

New single ‘This City’ rides a Studio 54 groove, and it owes a debt to the way Nile Rodgers and Chic would filter social commentary into their glorious disco hits. “I didn’t want it to just be a song about lights or dancing fast,” he comments. “I wanted it to be a proper disco song where there was a deeper meaning to the song and you’re not just dancing for the sake of it.”

“When you spend your life in a city, you see it change. You feel the energy rise and fall, and that is what this city is about.” – Laville

The album announcement follows on from the release of Laville’s debut EP ‘Thirty One’ which was released in March and featured singles ‘Easy’ and ‘Thirty One’ as well as a beautiful cover of JP Cooper’s ‘Passport Home’ and an acoustic version of ‘Thirty One’. A stunning introduction to an incredibly exciting British talent, listen to Laville’s ‘Thirty One EP’ HERE

Having featured on Big Narstie‘s album track ‘Help’ on his 2018 album ‘BDL Bipolar’, Laville recently performed the track live on Big Narstie’s Channel 4 show (watch it back on 4oD). He’s also picked up tastemaker support from the likes of Complex who premiered his single ‘Thirty One’ and called it a “A Cool And Breezy Coming Of Age Tale”, CLASH, Trench, Songwriting Magazine, The National Student, When The Horn Blows, Somewhere Soul to name a few.

Laville’s teenage years followed a familiar journey through joy and trauma that saw him singing locally, before a University place beckoned and briefly curtailed his musical ambitions. Employed in a series of jobs, from Michelin starred restaurants, leading front-of-house to help running various musical venues in London Laville has maintained a relentless work ethic, one that has since led back to his first love.

Whilst influenced via a creative cornucopia as he moved through his teens, more recently has seen this talented vocalist weave his own path with assistance from an array of friends and mutual musical acquaintances. This all brought him to the point where he’s now readying the release of this first LP.

Debut album ‘The Wanderer’ was steered by the expert hand of producer Tristan Longworth, built during the summer months with a crack team of musicians. Indeed, if ‘The Wanderer’ sounds fresh then that’s because it was, with Laville often using first takes. “It’s almost like the lights have come on,” he says. “I wanted it to be as pure as possible, really. I’ve made it now. And I love it.”

Fascinated by cinema and poetry, Laville’s lyrics have this narrative thrust that digs a little deeper than most. Citing the work of auteurs like Tarantino and Scorsese as a major influence, it’s intertwined with his own life, his own experiences. He comments: “The album is like a round up of a lot of things that have happened… from when I was really young to just now. Things I have felt forever.”

‘Easy’ is a reflection on his gritty North London roots, and how that gave him his appetite to seek out something more than the everyday, while soulful standout ‘The Answer’ is about toxic relationships, where it becomes like “a drug – you know you shouldn’t but you do, and it feels good.”

Indeed love – or passion, or commitment – is a recurring theme on the album, with Laville moving from the super-smooth ‘Love Shine’ to the curiously infectious ‘Wavy Love’, amongst others.

‘The Wanderer’ is driven by a certain spirit – it’s almost as if after waiting so long Laville refuses to let this chance pass him by, bringing his intense sense of focus to the fore. A bold voice that adds something distinctly new to the tapestry of soul, Laville’s talent is too strong to remain a secret forever – it’s time for ‘The Wanderer’ to come home.

‘The Wanderer’ tracklisting:

  1. Easy
  2. Blood & Bone
  3. Giants
  4. Thirty One
  5. This City
  6. The Truth
  7. The Answer
  8. Love Shine
  9. What You Won’t Do For Love
  10. Wavy Love

‘This City’ is out now

‘The Wanderer’ is out July 19th on Acid Jazz Records. Pre-order HERE

Leroy Hutson’s Final Studio Album Out Now

Introducing Leroy Hutson’s final studio album (to date), recorded in 2009. Originally only available on CD and quickly deleted but now available on vinyl for the very first time!
 
The demise of Curtom in the early eighties saw Hutson relocate to Elektra, where in 1982 he released Paradise – highly acclaimed and much loved for a time it looked like that release may spell the end but some twenty-seven years later, the newly monikered ‘Lee’ Huston unveiled Soothe You Groove You.
 

Miles Away Records Present Bongi & Nelson ‘Do You Remember Malcolm’

After the resounding success of the first release, Miles Away Records are back with this staggeringly beautiful afro funk track by Bongi Makeba and Nelson Lee. Written by South African singer and song-writing legend, Miriam Makeba, it’s social and political message shines through from the opening lines.

 

Originally released in 1971 on the French Label Editions Syliphone Conakry “Do You Remember Malcolm” is stunning rarity with this reissue well overdue. The track was performed and recorded by Bongi Makeba whilst her Mother Miriam was in voluntary exile in Guinea, 4 years after the classic ‘Pata Pata’ was released. Backed by ‘Everything For You My Love’ (the A-side on the original pressing), this limited edition of 500 is sure to sell out quickly.

 

Miles Away Records is the new label founded by DJ Dom Ore and will specialize in reissuing rare recordings from around the world on whichever format they deserve.

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Martin Freeman & Eddie Piller Present Soul On The Corner Out Now

Soul On The Corner OUT TODAY!

It’s here! Soul On The Corner is officially out and you can grab a copy from the Acid Jazz website now.

Following last year’s acclaimed Jazz On The Corner compilation 2019 again sees Martin Freeman team up with Acid Jazz’s renowned head honcho Eddie Piller to present a veritable and personal collection of tracks. Compiled from the pair’s personal favourites, be it hearing on the radio, word of mouth or Dj-ing – Soul On The Corner represents the entire gamut of soul from the sixties and seventies right up to the present as illustrated by the likes of Tommy McGhee and the Acid Jazz recent signee Laville.

Follow the official Soul On The Corner playlist here.