The Outer Spaces EP | 12"
Space, the final frontier. We're not quite there yet, but in the meantime you can imagine what travelling through the galaxy might be like with The Outer Spaces EP, a collection of downtempo and hip-hop beats from Paris-based Moresounds.






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Beats For The Road To Essaouira | Cassette
In September 2013, London's SwamiMillion (aka LV) met Bologna's Fawda Trio for the first time for a live show. One year later, the two groups met again this time in Essaouira, Morocco, where they spent a week to record material for an album. In between those two events SwamiMillion used recordings of the rehearsals from Bologna to create a beat tape.


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Purple Remixed | Digi
Purple Remixed features four remixes of the original tracks - no repeats - from the UK’s Typesun (Rooted Elevation/Guido live band), EAN (Cosmic Bridge, Ex-Various Production), Lewis James (Original Cultures) and Japan’s Sauce81 (Cosmopolyphonic).






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Purple EP | 12"
Debut EP from Amsterdam's Sleepin Giant featuring vocals from Romaine Smith (Bristol), Ruben Hein (Amsterdam) and Aja Monet (New York). Five delicate productions that take the neo soul template and update it for 2014, the music on Purple is deeply personal and soulful. Artwork is inspired by the legendary Ohio Players covers of yore. The result is a collectable 12" with music that aims to stand the test of time. Support from LV, Jehst, KCRW Los Angeles, KSDS San Diego, Radio Helsinki, Groovement, Black Athena, Tru Thoughts. Buy Purple EP | 12"
Collecting Dust | Digi
Nine previously unreleased tracks from young English producer Bolts, who is also one half of Almighty Sion. 'Collecting Dust' follows from the Almighty Sion debut and is intended as a simple document and time capsule of Bolts' work over the past few years. The sounds on the EP are soulful and upbeat. Drawing from classic soul and world music Bolts flips samples into funky numbers perfect for the headphones or clubs. This is funky instrumental hip hop. Support from Alexander Nut, Will LV, Om Unit, Fulgeance, Chris P Cuts, Jay Scarlett. Buy Collecting Dust | Digi
Zoooriginals #2 | 7"
Zoooriginals is a collaborative series of limited-edition, double-sided picture 7" vinyl produced by Original Cultures and Zooo Print & Press. #2 in the series features a lush slice of classic disco house from Italian legend Katzume backed by chopped up electro from French duo Souleance and artwork from NYC's David Ellis. Support from Simbad, Jay Scarlett, DJ Paypal, LV and more. Available only on 7", no digital.



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Desire for Infinity | Digi
Lewis James' second EP for Original Cultures, and what we think is his finest work yet. The seven tracks that make up Desire for Infinity may seem disparate at first but there is an underlying unity that soon becomes apparent, a clear desire from the producer to break on through to the other side. The EP features Dolor on 'Midnight' and two remixes from SertOne and LV. A third remix from Comma will be available following the release of the EP. Support from LV, Om Unit, DJ Shadow, Sinistarr, Machinedrum, Salva and more. Buy Desire for Infinity | Digital
Leftist Hobbyist | Digi
Sleepin Giant is an Amsterdam-based producer with a love of soul. Leftist Hobbyist is a collection of remixes he's been doing in between studio sessions for his debut release. We decided to collect the best and offer them up as a free download while we put the finishing touches to his debut, expected on Original Cultures in January 2014 on 12" vinyl. Hip hop. Soul. Bumps. Knocks. Feels. Support from Jay Scarlett, Affine Records, Kutmah, Kidkanevil, Om Unit, LV and more.

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Don't You Know | Digi
Don't You Know is a mini-EP by EAN, our in-house mastering engineer and an accomplished musician and producer with over ten years experience. The release is available for free/pay what you want in celebration of Original Cultures Records' first anniversary. The four tracks flirt with both dancefloor and headnod aesthetics, while packing a subtle punch. Support from Salva, Om Unit and more.



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Krakatoa | Digi
Lewis James' first release for Original Cultures is an EP of five club friendly tracks that explores various rhythmic and melodic potentials that have recently been popular in strands of dance music and which were once hinted at by the scratch beats popular in the turntablist scene of the early 00s. Titled Krakatoa, the EP features guest scratches from turntablist legend Toadstyle and guest vocals from Dolor alongside two remixes from Astrophonica's Dawn Day Night and Cosmic Bridge's EAN. Buy Krakatoa | Digital
The Beat Generation | Cassette
Almighty Sion's debut release, a beat tape inspired by the 1950s Beat movement and the more recent eponymous movement that has reinvigorated the hip hop and electronic undergrounds. The release is meant to be heard as two continuous mixes, thus the cassette format was most appropriate. This is a limited edition run of 100 cassettes, white body, full colour sleeve with one flap, hand stamped sticker. It is also available digitally with split tracks, though the cassette contains two bonus tracks unavailable anywhere else. Buy The Beat Generation | Cassette
Trashdub Remixed EP | 12"
Following Blackjob’s debut, Trashdub EP, in July 2012, we have called in five of the finest producers around to refix the dub styles of the original - Moresounds, Sam Binga, Danny Scrilla, T-Woc and Monolithium. The EP reimagines Blackjob's modern day dub in five distinctly different ways, showcasing dub’s international new school from traditional styles to techno dub, jungle weirdstep and dubstep. Support from dBridge, Fracture, Doc Scott, Om Unit and more.

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Zoooriginals #1 | 7"
Zoooriginals is a collaborative series of limited-edition, double-sided picture 7" vinyl produced by Original Cultures and Zooo Print & Press. #1 in the series features forward thinking electronic and hip hop by Daisuke Tanabe and Jealousguy from Japan and artwork by Bologna's Ericailcane. Available only on 7", no digital.




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Trashdub EP | 12"
Trashdub is the debut EP from Blackjob featuring five tracks of modern day dub that take their cue from the music's Jamaican roots and combine with its contemporary offshoots. Vocalists Suz and Soul Boy as well as Tayone and Luca Scarrone feature. Think Bristol meets Kingston under the historic arches of Bologna. Also available as a 12" with remixes.

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The Structure EP | Digi
The Structure EP features 6 short tracks/beats written during the making of The Formula EP. All live, all jams. Released for free/pay what you want in digital format only. Soulful, laid back music for sunny people.




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The Formula EP | 12"
The Formula is a 4-track EP from Italian duo Beat Inc. It includes three remixes from Om Unit, Daisuke Tanabe and Squeaky Lobster. The release is available on limited edition white vinyl 12" or in digital formats (tracklists differ slightly between formats). Think hip hop meets dub in an electro soundclash. No computers, all live.

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Mirror in Bologna | Digi
Mirror in Bologna is a free two-track digital release by Japanese artist tatsuki*. The music was written and composed during his involvement in the first two Original Cultures pilot productions in Bologna and London in 2009 and 2010. Hip hop with a samurai attitude.


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