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Spring Cleaning 2017 Offer

Spring Cleaning at Social Beats RecordsHere’s the inevitable spring-cleaning offer. We, at Social Beats Records, like to make room for new and upcoming releases. So for starters we offer some freebies by The Jazzinvaders and The Soul Snatchers but there’s more! When using the coupon code ‘springcleaning2017‘ during checkout, you’ll get a 30% discount on the total amount. No matter what you order. Wait no longer, this might be your chance to finally get that album you’ve been looking for to complete your Social Beats collection. So check out our stock and see what’s in store! Offer ends at April 30th 2017

Enjoy
The Social Beats Crew

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The Jazzinvaders – Live uit Lloyd session

Jazzinvaders-Radio-RijnmondRecently the Jazzinvaders released their official 5th album ‘Find The Love’ inspired by seventies disco grooves found on records by George Duke, Roy Ayers, Eddie Henderson and Earth, Wind & Fire. They went back into the studio after two successful tours with Hammond legend Dr Lonnie Smith and the Brazilian fusion group Azymuth. The Jazzinvaders decided it would be fun to spend some time in the studio to see if they could come up with a disco-jazz album.  Continue reading The Jazzinvaders – Live uit Lloyd session

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New Soul Snatchers album is out now! – Where Y’At?

The Soul Snatchers - Where Y'At ?Mighty nice work from The Soul Snatchers – a Dutch group, but one who’ve got a deep funk sound that matches a lot of combos in the American underground in recent years! These guys start with a very old school approach to the groove – a sound steeped in older modes of Memphis and Muscle Shoals – with all the burning organ lines, funky guitar, and soulful horns that reference might imply – and vocals are in English throughout, sung by a male singer with a surprisingly strong, raspy sound that comes across better than we remember from the group’s last record! Easily their best material so far – with titles that include “Keep Workin”, “Just Like Sly”, “Stop Fightin”, “Use It Up”, “Little Love”, “Foolishness”, and “Humpin & Bumpin”. The album is available in all possible formats: cd, digital and as a vinyl LP including a download code. Check the options and place your order, time to get funky!

 

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Pre-order the new Soul Snatchers album – Where Y’At?

The Soul Snatchers - Where Y'At ?It took a while and we’ve all been waiting for it but now it’s about to happen: the Soul Snatchers third album is finally on it’s way. As we speak the albums are being pressed, on cd as well as on vinyl. The release date is set for March 3rd 2016 so hopefully everything will be ready. Whatever happens… the album will be ready digitally. You can even pre-order the album right now and get access to two brand new songs, that way you’ll be one of the first to get hold of the new album. So feel free to check out their bandcamp page and check out the new songs. If you like what you hear, don’t forget to tell your friends ? The album will also be available in this shop when it is released.

 

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From the vaults: ZsaBep

ZsaBepWhen diggin’ the vaults we stumbled upon recordings of one of our earlier projects called ‘ZsaBep’. The group (well more studio project to be honest) was formed in 1999 and produced two EP’s. One was used as a demo but ‘officially’ released. The other one was never presented to the outside world… till now. So we added these recordings to the shop. If you like electronic sample pop music you should definitely check out this group with is still sounding fresh today. Since there aren’t any hardcopies left, the tracks are only available as digital download via the Bandcamp player. Phil Martin was responsible for the recordings, drums, samples and production. Ton van der Kolk took care of the bass parts and Ron Smith played guitar and sang.

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Recensie Disco of Decay – Festival Info

Black Tie Electrons - Disco of DecayDe jaren tachtig vieren op muzikaal gebied momenteel hoogtij. Eén van de Nederlandse aanvullingen in dit genre is de uit Dordrecht afkomstige electropopband Black Tie Electrons. Het duo bestaat uit drummer/producer Phil Martin en zanger/gitarist Otto van Gemert die beiden hun sporen al in andere bands hebben verdiend. Disco Of Decay is het debuutalbum van de band.
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Recensie BodyQuake – Joost Wijdeven

BodyQuake album - Laura Vane & The VipertonesBodyQuake is het derde album van het Brits, Nederlandse collectief Laura Vane & the Vipertones. In 2008 is de band ontstaan door de samenwerking via Myspace tussen een aantal soulveteranen van eigen bodem en de Engelse souldiva Laura Vane. Songwriter en zangeres Laura Vane, ook wel “miss honey-over-sandpaper tones”genoemd, heeft een indrukwekkende staat van dienst. Zo bracht zij eerder albums uit met artiesten als The Streets en Gnarls Barkley.

Met haar rauwe stem voegt ze een typische Engelse ‘touch’ toe aan de composities van haar Nederlandse partners in crime, componisten Ton van der Kolk en Phil Martin. De heren staan bekend om hun uitstekende werk voor acts als AIFFThe Soul SnatchersThe Jazzinvadersvoor labels als Social Beats Records en Unique Records. Continue reading Recensie BodyQuake – Joost Wijdeven