Ghost Funk Orchestra are a mystery. Plain and simple. Dirty, soulfulproduction, verbed and fuzzed out guitars, mysterious vocals that feellike a lost score to a Quentin Tarantino film. The brainchild of one-manproducer/musician/arranger Seth Applebaum, GFO is forging newterritory and blurring the line between soul and psychedelic.
The latest and greatest from Ikebe Shakedown! "Assassin" is pulledfrom Ikebe Shakedown's most recent LP The Way Home (CLMN-12017) with a B-side that is exclusive to this 45. Brooklyn's IkebeShakedown explores a wide variety of instrumental soul, touching onafro-funk, R&B, and even psych at times.
The nastiest, sweatiest instrumental funk on Colemine is back with a second helping. This time coming through with some fuzzed out funk on the A-side with "Gripsweats Theme" and some mellow library vibes on the B-side. DJs are going to need doubles of this bad boy as this one has the vibe to get the party started right.
Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos' sophomore effort Rockstone is more thanjust a love letter to the roots of Jamaican music. It's an actual loveletter. Tom McDowall aka Jr. Thomas explains, "I could write a musicallove letter to all things I loved: my wife, my family, my friends, my bandmates. I could write a song to tell me to Chin Up when times gottough. I could give gratitude to the Jamaican artists that paved theway for the beautiful music we now call reggae. I could write a songabout what it's like to lose someone important to you. Or write a songto invigorate me spiritually. Music is healing and that's the besttherapy there is for me."Rockstone isn’t just another throwback record to an era gone by. It's arecord that takes risks within the genre, but more importantly it's agenuinely honest record."I called the album Rockstone because true love cannot be defeated. Itlives forever. We write tributes on our tombstones because they live onbeyond our lives as a remembrance of something special andimportant to us."
Bakersfield, CA duo The Soul Chance are steeped in early reggae. Lo- fi recording techniques and sweet reggae performances are the order of the day. The A-side features a cover of the classic “Give Love A Try” by Delroy Wilson, while the B-side is a sweet soul instrumental that serves as the group’s theme.
Fresh, sweet soul from Akron's Wesley Bright & The Honeytones. Aftergoing through some changes in both personnel and sound, Wesleyand the guys have found their groove. This tune represents a newdirection for the band, produced by Colemine Records' in-houseproducer Leroi Conroy at their Loveland, OH studio, these tunes arerough and tough, yet super sweet as well. Maybe that because leadsinger Wesley Bright is also a beekeeper. That's right. He's a sweetsoul singer that makes honey. You can't make that up.
"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.