10) Taxie – Rock Don’t Stop (Melodies) 12″
Many thanks to Floating Points and Eglo Records for making this great release readily available in 2015. ‘Rock Don’t Stop’ is a boogie jam that filled many dancefloors during 2015 and proved to be a steady seller for the shop.
9) Twilight Meets The Twilite Tone – Special High (Ubiquity) 12″
Californian based 80’s boogie band Twilight have received some love in recent years with the Luv’nHaight/Ubiquity releases of both of their albums. The shop got behind ‘We’ll Be Special (Twilight Tone Remix)’ earlier in the year and copies flew out of the shop. This is a fine example of how remixes should be done.
8) Martin L Dumas Jnr – Attitude, Belief & Determination (BBE) 12″
One of the finest re-releases of 2015 came in the BBE pressings of ‘Attitude, Belief & Determination.’ This release also provided the backdrop for one of the shop’s biggest in-stores of 2015. Essential!
7) Letta Mbulu – In The Music The Village Never Ends (Be With Records) LP
This great re-press was one of our steady sellers of 2015. South African singer received alot of plaudits during the past year for this great exponent for 80s African music.
6) Funkadelic – Ain’t Thant Funkin Hard On You? (Vega Records) 12″
Certainly during 2015 Louie Vega released a series of high flying twelve inches. The biggest for us in the shop was his rub of a new Funkadelic song.
5) Holy Forest – Holy Forest (Makasutu Sound System) LP
This album of new recordings by Holy Forest received critical acclaim by Gilles Peterson during 2015 who got back behind the deep African funk rolled ‘Africa Calling.’ This is a very hot album and keep an eye outb for further developments in 2016!
4) Legalize Lambada Volume One (Legalize Lambada) 12″
These mystery edits proved to be a big seller for the shop in 2015 and we jumped on the re-presses when they became available.
3) Various – No Funk No, No Chop (African Roadtrip) 12″
‘Sekele I Like It’ by Robert Helms has destroyed the shop on numerous occasions in 2015. We’re thankful to African Roadtrip for making this release readily available and look forward to their future gems in 2016.
2) Control Remote – H.O.P.E.D.#1 (Honor Oak Park Electronic Dispensary) 12″
This limited release sold 1/3 of it’s pressing within Love Vinyl because the shop really got behind the release and it’s an extremely hot record. We’re looking forward to working the second release in 2016. Watch this space as they say.
1) Gilles Peterson Presents Sun Ra and His Arkestra – To Those Of Earth…And Other Worlds (Strut Records) 12″
We doff our cap to Gilles and Strut Records for curating this ginormous project from the vast Sun Ra vaults. For sure our in-store for this release was our finest of last year. This is our number release of 2015 because it’s a great collection of works sourced through love.