"It'd be easy to mistake this release for yet another soul revival album made by a dude who wasn't there the first time around - but it'd be the listener's mistake to make. What kind of record is a man with a punk past going to make when he's been a mod, a rocker and a rare soul collector in between? One that draws on a familial history of activism, sacrifice and earnest hustling - the very same things we're all being called upon to conjure as a society in this present moment. This is a body of work that lets neither performer nor listener off the hook, yet still understands the need for care and cause in the spaces between. Consider it: A band of fighters meant for the clear-eyed lovers of the world. Ben Pirani is not fooling around, and neither are the working musicians who agreed to make this record with him." - Jocelyn Brown Colemine Records is proud to present the debut LP from Ben Pirani. A record that feels so very easy and familiar, but at the same time fresh and relevant. Like the hype sticker
You might not think of Minneapolis, MN as a hotbed of reggae, but you'd be hard pressed to find any other current artists making a more authentic reggae product in 2018. Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos are well steeped in JA music and the culture around reggae. They are commonly referred to as sweet reggae or rocksteady. Combining JA rhythms, sweet soul harmonies, and tuff production.
"Chin Up" is a single from the forthcoming LP titled Rockstone on Colemine Records. It epitomizes what traditional rocksteady should be. Sweet harmonies, catchy hooks, and classic JA rhythms. The super sweet B-side, "Spellbound", is exclusive to this 45 and will not appear on the LP.
DeRobert & The Half-Truths have been a staple of the Nashville soul and funk scene for nearly a decade as the flagship act for Nashville's G.E.D. Soul Records. Judgement is their first collaboration with Colemine. It was was produced at the Loveland, Ohio studio with Nick DeVan and Leroi Conroy and does not disappoint. This is an uptempo dancefloor burner that DJs around the world are going to spin to death!
The lead single from Monophonics’ 2012 “In Your Brian” LP finally gets a proper 7-inch release. After DJs have begged for years, we finally acquired the rights and this gem of a cover will finally be available. And as if the psychedelic soul take on Sonny Bono’s “Bang Bang” wasn’t enough, Kelly Finnigan and company take on Ike Turner’s instrumental banger “Thinking Black” on the B-side. Two killer covers, one heavy little 45.
San Diego’s instrumental funk ensemble is back with the first new material from their forthcoming third LP on Colemine Records. Since their debut LP release in 2014, the group has established itself as a staple in the instrumental world of funk and soul music. And their newest effort does not disappoint. A cover of Roy Ayers’ “Aragon” on the A-side and some moody, clav-heavy funk on the B-side. Sure to satisfy any funky DJ out there.