ARCHIVE POST #4: Eumir Deodato & Astrud Gilberto Music commercial reel

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To help celebrate the World Cup finals in Brazil we’re making available a previously unheard 1970s demo reel of Eumir Deodato for a commercial advertising company in New York.

Astrud Gilberto is featured on the Varig Airlines spot, enticing people to visit the beaches and friendly people of Rio.

Download the Deodato demo reel for free in WAV format during the entire month of July.

To learn more about Deodato, check out his 2005 lecture at Red Bull Music Academy

AURRA x DāM-FunK Re-Freak

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Reserve your copy now: 7″ x 2 Deluxe Gatefold Set + Limited Edition yellow/red wax

Somebody is the first single from the new Aurra album ‘Body Rock’ due out Fall 2014

Once again the world gets to experience a lost modern funk masterpiece providing another glimpse into the genius minds of Slave founding-member Steve Washington & Brides Of Funkenstein / P-Funk singer Sheila Horne Brody. Body Rock will be the second and final unearthing of the lost but found Master Tapes for the Aurra album originally recorded for Quincy Jones’ Qwest record label in 1984.

The 24-track master tapes were transferred digitally and then mixed on an SSL board by Kamal Humphrey at his all-analog Flying Carpet Studios in Los Angeles. The result is a full sound enhanced by the natural analog process using today’s digital technology only when needed to clean up the files.

DāM-FunK adds a bit of dirt and grime by putting his signature Re-Freak on the track. A confirmation from Los Angeles’ Ambassador of Boogie Funk that this is in fact the un-cut funk and nothing but the funk.

Deluxe Gatefold 7″x 2 45rpm + Limited edition

artwork by George Corsillo (Civil Attack, Aurra, Salsoul)

full analog production/mixing by Kamal Humphrey

Class-A Discrete Analog Mastering by Bob Lanzner

release Date: July 1

HOWEEFEEL – People Of The World

 Chicago's Davis Brothers recorded Disco Funk as Davis Import on AVI Records in the late 70s and early 80s. Their early incarnation 'Howeefeel' released just one 7" on Contempo Records in the U.K. only. Recorded in 1977, People Of The World is a … [Continue reading]

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AURRA – Satisfaction on iTunes

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The Satisfaction album is now available for download on iTunes with 2 bonus tracks including the instrumental version of Turn The Lights Down Low. … [Continue reading]

AURRA – Satisfaction 9/9/13

AURRA Satisfaction album

The long-awaited Aurra album 'Satisfaction' will finally see the light of day on September 9th. Available on LP/CD/Digital Hear the album now: https://soundcloud.com/family-groove-records/aurra-satisfaction-album … [Continue reading]

AURRA Something Tells Me 12″

silk-screen numbered (500 copies worldwide) 12" /45rpm ~ pre-orders available now artwork by George Corsillo (Civil Attack, Aurra, Salsoul) screen printing by Listen Recovery Crew full analog production/mixing by Kamal Humphrey Class-A Discreet … [Continue reading]

Archive Series entry #003

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  Artist: Herman Eberitzsch III (fender rhodes) Joe West (guitar) Title: ? jam (live at the Ribeltad Vorden, San Francisco) Year: 1970 Provenance: Herman Eberitzsch Source: tape                                       … [Continue reading]

Archive Series entry #002

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Artist: ? Title: ? Year: Unknown (early 1980's) Provenance: The estate of Don Cornelius. Source: Cassette tape                                                                               . … [Continue reading]

AURRA Satisfaction 12″

  silk-screen numbered (500 copies worldwide) 12" /45rpm ~ pre-orders available now artwork by George Corsillo (Civil Attack, Aurra, Salsoul) screen printing by Listen Recovery Crew full analog production/mixing by Kamal … [Continue reading]