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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 € 12,99
Also available @ D\G\T\L

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 € 12,99

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
Also available @ D\G\T\L

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 € 24,99

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 remind
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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
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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 € 12,99

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


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 € 26,99
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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 € 12,99
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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
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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
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10-02-2017 - friday


Frazelle - Today Is The Day

Frazelle

Today Is The Day

HUGE record if you're into disco, modern or just good fucking music and you probably don't own unless you work in the city or spend half you life look... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH041 € 14,99

30-01-2017 - monday


BAB - Party and Get On Down

BAB

Party and Get On Down

One of the best mid-tempo disco raritys (and we mean rare) to come out the Deepfunk scene. When Keb Darge first played 'Party & Get On Down' in the ea... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: ATH12003 € 8,99

Fruit - What You Gonna Do

Fruit

What You Gonna Do

The Fruit Band's fleeting existence was only recently revealed by the discovery of a few unsold copies of their sole 1978 single, Say It, which quickl... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: AOTN42 remind

26-10-2016 - wednesday


Fruit - If You Feel It Say Yeah

Fruit

If You Feel It Say Yeah

Two massive Unreleased 12'' inch disco bangers from the obscure florida band Fruit, cut loud and deep like a true disco 12 should be. The Fruit Band's... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: ATH12002 remind
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28-07-2016 - thursday


Stephen Colebrooke - Shake That Chic Behind

Stephen Colebrooke

Shake That Chic Behind

Two odd Island bangers previously only avaible on the VERY rare Stephen LP you almost certianly don't own. Athens of the North is happy to drop these... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH032 remind
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Nobody - I Saw You

Nobody

I Saw You

During the 1960s the American popular music scene was overtaken and dominated throughout most of the decade by a creative surge emanating fromDetroit.... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH033 € 15,49
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Spirit of Love - The Power of Your Love

Spirit of Love

The Power of Your Love

Gospel is not something we often delve into at AOTN, I like the odd track but to make the grade it has to be really good. I used to play 'He's Alright... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH035 remind
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07-07-2016 - thursday


Ray Barretto - Pastime Paradise

Ray Barretto

Pastime Paradise

Stone cold classic, although Pastime Paradise has been reissued a couple of time on compilations every single reissue has used the rocky LP version wh... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH028 remind

Raphael Munnings - Nassau Funky

Raphael Munnings

Nassau Funky

You will almost certainly know the 1971 song ''Funky Nassau'' by Beginning Of The End which was deservedly a worldwide hit gaining airplay in many cou... more...

2x7inch Athens Of The North: ATH002 € 21,99
Also available @ D\G\T\L

14-06-2016 - tuesday


Symbol 8 - I Thought You Wanted To Dance

Symbol 8

I Thought You Wanted To Dance

Did somebody say AOTN 12''. For our first large format singe we bring you the unreleased full length version of the original Symbol 8 classic ''I thou... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: ATH12001A remind

24-05-2016 - tuesday


Fruit - Fruit

Fruit

Fruit

The Fruit Band's fleeting existence was only recently revealed by the discovery of a few unsold copies of their sole 1978 single,Say It, which quickly... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP007 € 29,99
Also available @ D\G\T\L

TSpoon - If You Dance Tonight

TSpoon

If You Dance Tonight

Our second and final release from Billy Bruner T'Spoon out of his obscure Oil Capital Record Label. 'If You Dance Tonight' is almost unknown boogie sp... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH031 € 15,99

10-05-2016 - tuesday


Mr. Wigg & Co - You've Got a Lot of Living

Mr. Wigg & Co

You've Got a Lot of Living

Crunchy outsider disco that's always been popular with those in the know. Getting strong spins through the various iterations of the euro soul scene a... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH022 € 14,99

Rasputins Stash - Hidden Stash

Rasputins Stash

Hidden Stash

It's a big one, a third previously unreleased Raspuitins stash LP, half of which was thought to be lost. Just recently it turned up in a Chicago wareh... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP006 remind

29-03-2016 - tuesday


Santiago - Feeling Good

Santiago

Feeling Good

Produced by Philadelphia's Legendary Sonny Hopson, Santiago is Indeed Neftali Santiago from Mandrill who took a break from the band in 1975 and did a... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH030 remind

Nohelani Cypriano - Lihue

Nohelani Cypriano

Lihue

Top tier Hawaiian disco boogie masterpiece available for the first time on 45. It took Athens Of The North 3 years to persuade Nohelani Cypriano to le... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH007 remind
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Samuel Jonathan Johnson - Sweet Love

Samuel Jonathan Johnson

Sweet Love

An amazing solid Groove on Sweet Love, you cant help but feel it. The flip 'Reasons; is the other great track from the same Columbia LP 'My Music' . F... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH025 remind