The two-disc collection showcases the contemporary end of the London label's roster.
The compilation's first disc contains music that's seen release on Soul Jazz's Sounds Of The Universe sublabel—and, more specifically, its Art + Sound series—including tracks from Andrés, Kassem Mosse, AYBEE, Heatsick, Tevo Howard and Jamal Moss (as Hieroglyphic Being). The Art + Sound 12-inches were pressed in limited editions, with 250 copies available exclusively through the Soul Jazz shop in London, so this is the first time the music is getting a wider release.
The second disc features new, unreleased cuts from the likes of DJ Stingray, Mike Huckaby, Golden Teacher, Africans With Mainframes (AKA Jamal Moss and Noleian Reusse), Capracara and Seven Davis Jr, while LA producer Ras G chips in with three tunes. Sounds Of The Universe: Art + Sound 2012-15 will be presented as a two-disc CD compilation with a booklet. There will also be a digital version and two separate gatefold double-vinyl releases.
01. Hieroglyphic Being - Shikaakwa
02. Tevo Howard - Summer Romance
03. Kassem Mosse - Staat Aus Glas
04. Andrés - Ribena
05. Blludd Relations - Cold Like The Baron
06. AYBEE – Return To The Underground
07. Heatsick – Snakes & Ladders
08. Tenderlonious – Caramel
01. DJ Stingray - Cytokines
02. Mike Huckaby - Circles
03. Seven Davis Jr - Come And Go
04. Golden Teacher - Maladroit
05. Reginald Omas Mamode IV - Rare Love
06. Africans With Mainframes – Vibrations From The Serengeti II
07. Capracara – Hard Ticket To Hawaii
08. Lord Tusk - Average Cats
09. Ras G - Deep Space Nine
10. Ras G - Gloom Steez
11. Ras G - Taste This
Soul Jazz Records will release Sounds Of The Universe: Art + Sound 2012-15 on May 25th, 2015.