V/A - Crown Ruler Sound compiled by Jeremy Spellacey LP (SPACETALK)


V/A - Crown Ruler Sound compiled by Jeremy Spellacey LP (SPACETALK)

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"Our first compilation, Beauty, offered listeners the chance to take a trip through the record collection of noted Parisian crate-digger and DJ Jeremy Underground. It was well received so we've decided to repeat the exercise. This time, though, we’ve turned to a lesser-known hunter of rare and obscure records, namely Crown Ruler Records co-founder Jeremy Spellacey.

Don’t be fooled by Spellacey’s lower profile: amongst those who know, the Melbourne-based New Zealander is widely regarded as a seriously dusty-fingered digger, capable of unearthing and championing ridiculously good records from all four corners of the globe. He sells some of these exceptional finds through his Crown Ruler online store, though there are many more that he keeps hidden from the public.

Spellacey has previously shied away from sharing the secrets of his extensive record collection. Crown Ruler Sound, then, is a rare treat: a gloriously colourful, sun-baked compilation of tropical treats from Africa, the Caribbean and beyond, hand-picked by the man who helped license this year’s most essential reissue, the South African boogie brilliance that is Focus’s Zulu.

From synth-laden Zambian reggae and sumptuous orchestral Afro-soul, to humid Trinidadian boogie and horizontal Italian jazz-funk, Spellacey offers a whirlwind trip through the most kaleidoscopic and exotic parts of his epic collection.

As you’d expect from a man who has traveled the world hunting down records, the majority of the 15 tracks will be unknown to all but a handful of similarly minded crate diggers. In fact, some are so obscure that you’ll struggle to find any mention of them at all online.

This could be your only chance to own some of these records and we don’t want to spoil the surprise but suffice to say, Crown Ruler Sound will surprise and entertain you in equal measure."

A1 Ezy & Isaac - Let Your Body Move (Oba Balu Balu)
A2 Stimela - I Love You
A3 Kosmik 3 – I’m Gonna Pack (Jeremy Spellacey Edit)
A4 Mike Fabulous - Wang East (Instrumental)

B1 Feladey - Forest Music (Anambra Na-imo)
B2 Larry Maluma & Kalimba - Kamusale
B3 Acayouman - Funk Around
B4 J.K. Mandengué – Afrika

C1 The Staple Singers - Slippery People (Club Version)
C2 Brother Resistance - Can I Get A Witness
C3 Legacy - Monday Blues

D1 La Banda de Martin - Mi Dueño
D2 Devon Russell - Move On Up
D3 Costa & Chyps - Detroit City Cats (Instrumental Long Version)
D4 Wilfred Percussion – Andei