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House of Assembly – Hot Rock (12″)

Originally released in 1988 ‘Hot Rock’ was the final single from Pennsylvanian based roots reggae band House Of Assembly.

The band started their own Concrete label in 1988 releasing ‘Hot Rock’ complete with a Dub Version possessing a potent combination of punchy 707 drum programming, killer rolling bassline, stripped back lead guitar and a rising synth line.

For the official Isle of Jura reissue there’s an added ‘Rockapella’ version not found on the original 12” and a new full sleeve jacket designed by Bradley Pinkerton.

Mad Dub version, soaked in lush DX7 vibes – BIG TIP!

 

Melody Beecher – Careless Whisper (12″)

An extended 12” ‘Club Mix’ of the 1980’s classic covered in true lovers rock style by the late Melody Beecher.

Produced by husband Paul and remastered from the original two track session tape.

Jura Soundsystem delivers a ‘Lovers Version’ combining snippets of vocal from the original with the Dub mix, going heavy on the reverb to create a more dubbed out excursion.

The 12” is housed in a black and yellow IOJ Island Disco sleeve with sticker designed by Bradley Pinkerton.

 

Melody Beecher – Movie Star (12″)

Stunning cover version of Errol Dunkley’s ‘Movie Star’ originally released on Brooklyn label Witty in 1987.

Produced by Paul Beecher, the 707 drums are phat & crisp and the keys shine brightly in the mix to complement the incredibly soulful vocal from Melody Beecher.

Backed with a heavy Dub Version and an extended Isle Of Jura 12” mix.

The Kyoto Connection – The Flower, The Bird and The Mountain (LP)

180g vinyl pressing. – “A love letter to the masters of Japanese ambient and environmental music.”

Massive TIP for the chillout part of the evening! Up there with the Isle of Jura favourites.

Ambient Warrior – Dub Journey’s (LP)

Genre-bending, off the wall Dub album from Ambient Warrior, originally released in 1995 on the Lion Inc label. Rooted in Dub, the album has a much broader scope taking in various musical influences from across the globe.

Out through Isle of Jura Records, the LP has been fully remastered from the original DAT tape with new full sleeve artwork. Pressed on heavyweight 180 Gram Vinyl.

DON’T SNOOZE – very few copies only!

Panache – Every Brother Ain’t A Brother (12″)

Killer 1982 alternative version of Grandmaster Flash’s ‘The Message’ by Panache – a cult classic from the disco-rap era, finally available again through Isle of Jura Records.

The reissue includes the original vocal and instrumental versions of ‘Every Brother Ain’t A Brother’ plus a Jura Soundsystem special extended Dub version with additional live percussion.

Don’t miss out on this one, one of the best basslines ever!

Brian Bennett – Voyage: a journey into Discoid Funk (LP)

Isle Of Jura’s first LP, the highly sought after ‘Voyage: A Journey Into Discoid Funk’ by Brian Bennett‘.

Originally released in 1978, this cosmic disco classic has been completely re-mastered from the original master tapes by Matt Colton. 180g vinyl. Bootlegged badly in the past, re-issued with love now, the sound quality is top notch! TIP.

Yvonne Archer – Ain’t Nobody (12″)

Obscure Reggae disco cover of Chaka Khan‘s smasher ‘Ain’t Nobdy’ by Jamaican artist Yvonne Archer. First re-issue since its 1980 original release!

Watch out for the synths and the stripped back Dub cut on B where the rhythm can work its magic. Another Isle of Jura gem, don’t miss!