Label: Athens Of The North - All

09-09-2019 - monday


People In The News - Color Me

People In The News

Color Me

Killer 2 sider deepfunk classic from Indiana's very obscure Knap Town Records.

7inch Athens Of The North: AOE035 € 12,99

24-06-2019 - monday


Papa Bear & His Cubs - You're so Fine

Papa Bear & His Cubs

You're so Fine

Deepfunk / soul super rarity flipped with one of the best deep soul sides ever recorded. Papa Bear And His Cubs were the brainchild of Eddie Disnute S... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH077 remind
Also available @ D\G\T\L

11-06-2019 - tuesday


Brief Encounter - We Want to Play

Brief Encounter

We Want to Play

Modern Soul, Disco, Sweet Soul there is a not a bad track on the whole LP. 6 years talking to the Family, which led to Gary Bailey (Singer and co-writ... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP019 € 24,99
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Dennis Young - Primitive Substance

Dennis Young

Primitive Substance

''After Liquid Liquid disbanded in 1985 I continued to record electronic music at my home studio inEdison,New Jerseybut I decided to mix the songs for... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP026 remind

03-05-2019 - friday


Hampshire & Foat - Saint Lawrence

Hampshire & Foat

Saint Lawrence

Captured during two sunny afternoons in September 2017, The fourth LP by the much respected and collected duo, Hampshire and Foat, takes us to a new l... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP024 € 24,99

Greg Foat - The Mage

Greg Foat

The Mage

Greg Foat's 9th album 'The Mage' joins the dots between the past and future of British jazz. Enlisting the talents of jazz/library/soundtrack legends... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP016 € 26,99

01-04-2019 - monday


Spider Harrison - Beautiful Day

Spider Harrison

Beautiful Day

Spider Harrison was Indianapolis's first call soul DJ in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He broke local tunes like The Highlighters' ''Poppin' Popcorn... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: AOE036 € 12,49

25-02-2019 - monday


Gratitude - We Are Here to Party

Gratitude

We Are Here to Party

Gratitude's rare Canadian disco 12'' is well know to the heads, there is also a VERY rare 7'' with a slightly alternate mix that is almost entirely un... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH076 € 12,99

Judy Pollak - In Togetherness (featuring 33 1/3)

Judy Pollak

In Togetherness (featuring 33 1/3)

Judy Pollak's late 70s LP is extremely rare and charming peace of music. Not just a Soul and Funk LP, sprinklings of folkiness in Judy's vocal make th... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP027 € 24,99
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04-02-2019 - monday


Peoples Pleasure & Alive and Well - Do You Hear Me Talking to You?

Peoples Pleasure & Alive and Well

Do You Hear Me Talking to You?

''The 45 of Everyday People - World full of people is well known on the modern soul and funk scene and it relatively easy to find a copy for maybe 500... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP023 € 24,99

Willie Griffin - I Love You

Willie Griffin

I Love You

''I love you'' is arguably one of the best obscure soul ballads out there. The highly anticipated re-release of this rare and collectable 45 is anothe... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH075 € 12,49
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Andrew Wasylyk - The Paralian

Andrew Wasylyk

The Paralian

Andrew Wasylyk is the alias of Scottish writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Mitchell. In 2018, Andrew was extended a residency invite f... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP028 € 23,99

18-12-2018 - tuesday


Luther Davis - Keep on Dancin

Luther Davis

Keep on Dancin

Many know Luther Davis from his more familiar and previously reissued disco floater 'You Can Be A Star', not so many people outside the collector's wo... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH073 € 12,99

04-12-2018 - tuesday


Kashmere Stage Band - Kashmere

Kashmere Stage Band

Kashmere

Another sure shot double sider out the Now-Again catalogue, until now both tracks were album only and both pure club killers. I smashed these back in... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH072 € 12,49

16-10-2018 - tuesday


Bobby Boyd - Rock On

Bobby Boyd

Rock On

an unreleased nugget from funk and soul legend, Bobby Boyd, the founding member and lead singer of Bobby Boyd's Congress - who metamorphosed into The... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12006 remind

26-09-2018 - wednesday


Brief Encounter - Where Will I Go

Brief Encounter

Where Will I Go

One of the most coveted unreleased Low Rider / Soul Ballads. A Huge tune, up there with Darling dears (google that shit). Only released on a Japanese... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH070 remind
Also available @ D\G\T\L

30-07-2018 - monday


Bobby Boyd - I Like What You Do to Me

Bobby Boyd

I Like What You Do to Me

Second up on our Bobby Boyd unreleased recording we have some dope mid 80s material from Bobby, 'I Like What You Do To Me' is Boogie / Proto House joi... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH068 remind
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Bill Brown - Bip Bam

Bill Brown

Bip Bam

Bill Browns super rare Brownstone release is one for the deep heads, less well known than label mate 'Everyday People' but just as rare and collectabl... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH067 € 12,99
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Bobby Boyd - Love Goddess

Bobby Boyd

Love Goddess

This month we have what is the start of a string of previously unreleased bangers from the soul, funk and disco legend Bobby Boyd, we have been workin... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH066 € 12,99
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Dirty Channels, Danny Russell & Frazelle - Watchin Out

Dirty Channels, Danny Russell & Frazelle

Watchin Out

Athens of the North's first foray into releasing house records (with more on the way) may come as a surprise to some but not to people who've heard th... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12005 remind

27-06-2018 - wednesday


Infinity - Queen of My Universe

Infinity

Queen of My Universe

Top modern soul / Disco spin thats goes for big money, licenced from Moses himself, disco funk banger leaning more to the disco side, big spin for all... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH063 remind

Infinity - Put Everything in Place

Infinity

Put Everything in Place

Part 2 of out Licenced Infinity 45 releases, another Disco funk crossover dancer thats pretty under the radar, the track for me is the floaty disco b... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH064 € 12,99

Hampshire and Foat - Nightshade

Hampshire and Foat

Nightshade

''This Hampshire & Foat project should not come as too much of a surprise to those familiar withGreg& Warren's music, influenced heavily by not just J... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP018 € 24,99
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23-05-2018 - wednesday


Helio Matheus - Matheus Segundo Matheus

Helio Matheus

Matheus Segundo Matheus

Born in Rio in 1940, Helio won a guitar from his father at age 12.After working in sugar mills or as a sales clerk in record stores, he started perfor... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP017 € 25,99

29-03-2018 - thursday


Donnell Pitman - Love Explosion

Donnell Pitman

Love Explosion

O.k Straight up disco banger that is way beyond most paycheques on 45. As featured on the Numero Group compilation Ultra-High Frequency's. Numero actu... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH059 remind

Hampshire & Foat - The Honeybear

Hampshire & Foat

The Honeybear

Warren and Greg retreated back to the Isle of Wight to start work on long discussed concept album based on a fictional children's book The Honey Bear.... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP013 € 25,99

22-03-2018 - thursday


Junior Mendes - Copacabana Sadia

Junior Mendes

Copacabana Sadia

Luiz Mendes Jr or ''Junior Mendes'' was a ubiquitous figure in the Brazilian Soul / Funk scene of the 70s and early 80s, contributing to compositions... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP015 remind

06-03-2018 - tuesday


Benita - Time for a Change

Benita

Time for a Change

You probably don't know this disco banger, I think there is about 4 or 5 known copies on 7'', everyone who has a copy has been keeping it quiet. I fir... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH055 € 12,99
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Love Company - Love Tempo

Love Company

Love Tempo

Should not need any introduction to deep disco heads, huge spin for red Greg, Floating Points, Jeremy underground etc.. Love Tempo is this years bange... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH061 € 12,99
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Ice - Reality

Ice

Reality

First ever official reissue of Ice's rare and in demand North Carolina born soul funk jam 'Reality' via Athens of the North Records and Magnetic Recor... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH062 € 12,99
Also available @ D\G\T\L

Aaron Broomfield / Broomfield Corporate Jam - I'm Gonna Miss Ya / Does Anybody Really Know

Aaron Broomfield / Broomfield Corporate Jam

I'm Gonna Miss Ya / Does Anybody Really Know

More fire from Aaron Broomfield's archive, here we have two sought after sides. 'I'm gonna miss ya' was transferred from tapes by Aaron himself and is... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH050 € 12,99
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Creators - Just You & Me

Creators

Just You & Me

Another tape extracted from the Sony vault for the first time since the records was released in 1980. A Floaty disco masterpiece that has been on the... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH058 € 12,99

Prophets Of Peace - Get It On

Prophets Of Peace

Get It On

Two unreleased recordings dug up by the team at Numero Group for their Purple Snow comp (GET IT), these were begging to be put on 45. Recorded at Audi... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH060 € 12,99

06-12-2017 - wednesday


Wilma Dias - La Massagiste

Wilma Dias

La Massagiste

A rather fruity Brazilian, French spoken erotic version f Painel De Controle single we put out a couple of years ago that sits somewhere between euro... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH054 € 12,99

09-11-2017 - thursday


Pure Essence - Third Rock / Wake Up

Pure Essence

Third Rock / Wake Up

We have always loved Pure Essence so delighted to be able to revisit the LP track and 45 as a 7'' with Third Rock (Less rare but imho better track) on... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH049 € 12,99

12-10-2017 - thursday


Earth, Wind & Fire - Brazilian Rhyme (Unreleased Extended Mix)

Earth, Wind & Fire

Brazilian Rhyme (Unreleased Extended Mix)

Huge, The full unreleased version of the o.g bboy classic 'Brazilian Rhyme' straight out the Sony tape vaults ( I made that sound easier than it was).... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH043 remind

07-09-2017 - thursday


Broomfield Corporate Jam - Stop

Broomfield Corporate Jam

Stop

Vocalist and mult- instrumentalist family the Broomfield's might be new to you but Deepfunk heads know the deal. The six Broomfield siblings (vocalist... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH052 € 12,99
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Raw Soul Express - Let Go

Raw Soul Express

Let Go

LTD 500 - My two favourite tracks from the Unreleased Raw Soul Express LP (released last month) on our format of choice, blink and they will have disa... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH053 € 12,99

03-08-2017 - thursday


Raw Soul Express - Best Kept Secret

Raw Soul Express

Best Kept Secret

Athens of the north and Symphoncal Records are proud to present the long lost Raw Soul Express LP in a special limited Vinyl only release. Mastered pe... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP012 remind

04-07-2017 - tuesday


Douglas and Lonero - This Time

Douglas and Lonero

This Time

Double sided crossover magic (I have been slacking on crossover records). Douglas and Lonero had a few releases, An LP a couple of 45s on Columbia but... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: AOE026 € 11,99

Nubia - The Time Is Right

Nubia

The Time Is Right

'Chicano Soul Floaters' have to be one of the smaller sub genres of my Disco collecting but Nubia is probably the best example out there. We managed t... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH045 € 11,99
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Willie Dale - Let Your Light Shine

Willie Dale

Let Your Light Shine

The Willie Dale 45 was discovered about 7 years ago. A good friend on the scene in Manchester won the first copy from ebay after which a few of us cha... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH042 € 11,99
Also available @ D\G\T\L

29-05-2017 - monday


Tarika Blue - Truth Is The Key

Tarika Blue

Truth Is The Key

Two gold standard musical compositions I won't insult by labelling with a genre. 'Truth is the key' is one of my favourite tracks period, the Arp solo... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH026 remind

Hampshire & Foat - Galaxies Like Grains of Sand

Hampshire & Foat

Galaxies Like Grains of Sand

Multi talented UK Jazz Pianist Greg Foat has teamed up with Mercury Award nominated ''The Bees'' member and multi instrumentalist Warren Hampshire to... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP010 remind
Also available @ D\G\T\L

Henry Thomas & Rise - My Dreams Are Clouded

Henry Thomas & Rise

My Dreams Are Clouded

Henry Thomas low key 45 on Raptown records has until now been a featured in the record boxes of Deep Boogie and Two Step Dj's who know the deal, it's... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH046 remind
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Zebra - Simple Song

Zebra

Simple Song

I released Zebra over 10 years ago on 12'' year ago when at Jazzman Records but deicded to do it on the original format with a brand new master as its... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH047 € 12,99

03-05-2017 - wednesday


Elbernita ''Twinkie'' Clark-Terrell - Awake O Zion

Elbernita ''Twinkie'' Clark-Terrell

Awake O Zion

Gospel Disco time Again!!!! After the sucess of ''The Power of You're Love'' we deceded to pull out a couple more of our gospel disco dancefloor favor... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH048 remind

JOB Band - Live at The Point After

JOB Band

Live at The Point After

JOB's musical journey started as students at the famed Booker T Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. United by a shared love of soul music and s... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP011 € 20,99

Friction Band - Watchin You

Friction Band

Watchin You

Super rare (pretty much unknown) mid tempo vocal modern soul / Disco Floater with a great sweet soul flip. I have been looking for this one for a long... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH044 € 13,99
Also available @ D\G\T\L

08-03-2017 - wednesday


Hard Drivers - Since I Was a Little Girl / Straight Talk

Hard Drivers

Since I Was a Little Girl / Straight Talk

This Disco Funk Banger was discovered reasonably late in the game on the Deepfunk scene,. Vivian Lee's big powerful vocal over the pushy backing is wh... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH040 € 13,99
Also available @ D\G\T\L