After 109 releases of which 90 also on vinyl format, 51 international artists released and over 40.000 7” vinyl pressed, it’s time to celebrate our 10th anniversary! From deep funk to (northern) soul, afrobeat, dancefloor jazz and rocksteady, what you hold in your hands is a collection of Record Kicks hits filled up with many exclusive contributions that will give you a full spectrum of the sounds we love.
Amongst the exclusive tracks, you’ll find new jazzy instrumental stormers by Detroit deep funk outfit Third Coast Kings, UK funk titans The Baker Brothers and Sydney premier afrobeat combo The Liberators. Nick Pride & The Pimptones are back with a brand new soul single that anticipates their forthcoming LP expected on RK for the end of the year and last but not least, recorded in Kingston and produced in Buenos Aires by Mario Siperman (Los Fabulous Cadilllac); the brand new single since years by Lee Scratch Perry’s soulful queen Susan Cadogan together with mod reggae kings The Crabs Corporation. In the collection are also new singles by Hannah Williams & the Tastemakers and Dojo Cuts and label’s evergreens like Nostalgia 77/The New Mastersounds, Gizelle Smith/TM Juke, Lack Of Afro/Kokolo, Baby Charles, just to name a few.
Craig Charles, the famous BBC 6 Funk&Soul dj says that "If you are wondering why there has been a renewed interest in soul & funk over the past few years then Record Kicks has to take some of the credit". 10 years ago we did not expect that much appreciation so thank you all for all these fabulous 10 years together.
"One of the best and most consistent labels on the 'Deep Funk' scene. So many great and important releases!" Dj Snowboy (Blues & Soul Magazine).
"In a sorry musical world where weekly I subject my poor ears to the latest tawdry releases, it's always a treat to spot a single from Record Kicks. Not only something I might like, Something I know I will" Mark Lamarr (BBC 2 / MTV UK).
"If you are wondering why there has been a renewed interest in soul & funk over the past few years then RK has to take some of the credit!" Craig Charles (Funk&Soul Show, BBC 6Music).
Record Kicks is a Milan based independent record label & music publisher specialized in vintage black sounds with over 100
releases under our belt. We're home to THE LIBERATORS, THIRD COAST KINGS, NICK PRIDE & The PIMPTONES, THE BAKER BROTHERS, DOJO CUTS feat Roxie Ray, SOULSHAKER & Let's BOOGALOO compilations, Record Kicks 45s and much more....more