Released in 2011 on First World records and limited to 500 copies on vinyl, Beyond Cairo delivers a heavy ethio-jazz inspired LP fused with hip-hop breaks throughout. Given the Brighton duo’s subsequent pursuit of separate projects, this is likely to be the one and only release from Ye Mighty, and one that’s well worth getting hold of whilst it’s available.
Released in 2017 on her own AGE 101: Music record label, Little Simz delivers a slickly produced hip-hop LP showcasing her lyrical agility with clear grime, soul and R&B influences.
According to the album website, there are two versions of this on vinyl; signed and unsigned. Both are listed as limited edition. As can be seen from my copy pictured above, the signed were limited to 101 copies. Judging by the scarcity of this LP on the internet, my guess is that no more than 300 in total were pressed. If anyone knows any different, let me know!
Describing themselves as an ‘8-piece World-Jazz Hip Hop ensemble’, the influence of afro-beat and ethio-jazz is clear in this 4 track EP from UK hip-hop collective Fur.
Limited to 300 copies.
Released in 2010 on Impossible Ark Records. Each record is housed within an individually hand-pressed sleeve from the ‘A Two Pipe Problem’ letterpress. There are two runs of this record – one of 300 and one of 200 with a slightly different sleeve design.
Despite sounding like a full-on Afro-jazz ensemble, Skeletons consist of Benedic Lamdin and Benedic Lamdin only. Apparently the man behind Nostalgia 77 produced the album using ‘scraps of sound’ collected over the years from various recording sessions – and they’re quite some scraps! Includes an uncredited appearance from Alice Russell.
Limited to 500 copies (300 + 200)
Released in 2013 on First World Records, the Teotima ensemble deliver a jazz/world fusion debut LP drawing on a range of musical influences.
Limited to 500 copies.