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Posted by rchecka 
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March 15, 2016 03:37PM
Completionism Reached!

I finally have everything my favorite modern funk band dropped on vinyl.

The Helicentrics





Albums and EPs

Out There (Now-Again Records) 2007
Mulatu Astatke / The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information (Strut Records) 2009
Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics - Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics (OST) (Strut Records) 2010
13 Degrees Of Reality (Now-Again Records) 2013
The Quatermass Sessions 1 ‎(Now-Again Records) 2013
Orlando Julius With The Heliocentrics - Jaiyede Afro (Strut Records) 2014
The Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles - The Last Transmission (Now-Again Records) 2014
From The Deep (Now-Again Records) 2016

12" and 7" singles

Winter Song / Dance Of The Dogon ‎7" Jazzman 2005
Before I Die ‎12" Now-Again Records 2007
Dance Of The Dogons (Part Two) / Noise ‎7", Single, Promo Now-Again Records 2007
The Heliocentrics Feat. Percee P & DOOM- Distant Star 12" Now-Again Records 2008
The Heliocentrics Feat. Vast Aire - Sirius B ‎12" Now-Again Records 2008
The Heliocentrics x Gaslamp Killer - Helio x GLK ‎12", EP, Ltd Now-Again Records 2013

Remixes



Herbalizer - Can't Help This Feeling 12" (The Heliocentrics Remix) Studio !K7 2008


For those unfamiliar here's a few cool tunes...

From 13 Degrees of Reality - The Heliocentrics - Collateral Damage








From Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics - "In The Middle"






If I had to put these guys into a nice neat little box I couldn't but I'd try anyways. File under cosmic funk, or cosmic jazz. Imagine if Sun Ra had a funk band that was way more mellow than he was, this is how I imagine that would be.



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April 10, 2016 10:24AM
The Heliocentrics - Out There 2xLP



So, Rchecka sent me this album and has officially turned me onto these guys. From the name, you can tell they are big into Sun Ra. Musically, this very hip-hop influenced instrumental funk with some nice grooves. Strong drums, with the rest of the instruments pushed back...the way the mix was done reminds me a bit of David Axelrod also. At any rate, this is a nice double album, engaging through out. Rock and jazz fans that dabble in funk will probably dig this a lot.







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April 10, 2016 01:58PM
^Fantastic! Glad you like it mane! thumbs up



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May 22, 2016 09:39AM
Right now ..

Jay Richford & Gary Stevan - Feelings lp . Although this album is very laid back and tends to have a disco , jazz , or soul sound , it's still funk at its core . Italian sound library stuff at its best . It says Jay Richford & Gary Stevan , but it is actually Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi . Apparently they couldn't record under their names due to contractual issues . I'm no expert on the 70s Itallian scene , but I did know these names and I'm glad I jumped on this one . It's definitely funky enough for my tastes , but laid back enough for a Sunday morning , even though there are a few uptempo joints .









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May 23, 2016 11:04AM
^Very cool! Youtube tactfully placed that play button on those videos. in love



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