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Now-Again Records (Record label)
Now-Again is a Los Angeles-based record label, founded in 2002 by Eothen Alapatt (Egon) and specializing in re-issues and rarities. It is a sub label of Stones Throw Records. Eothen Alapatt had been taking care of re-issues at Stones Throw Records while he was working as an A&R there. In 2001 Manak (Peanut Butter Wolf) and Madlib of Stones Throw took a break from work, so that there were only Alapatt’s re-issues to be released during that period. But as they didn’t want Stones Throw to be seen as a label for re-issues only, Alapatt founded the sub label Now-Again. The sub label Soul-Cal was founded during that period due to similar reasons. But actually Now-Again is not releasing re-issues only. Already the first release by the Fabulous Souls and the Ebony Rhythm Band was not a re-release. Over the years bands including The Heliocentrics, Breakestra, Conny Price & the Keystones or The Whitefield Brothers found a home on Now-Again. Discovering new artists is as important for the label as rediscovering »forgotten« music from all over the world.
Now-Again Records in Features
Music − Comment | posted 20.11.2019
RSD Black Friday 2019
12 Vinyl records to look out for
We’ve browsed through this year’s list of more than 200 releases released exclusively for Record Store Day Black Friday 2019 and have put together a selection of twelve Vinyl records that we’ve identified as possible highlights. Among them: the first re-issue of Edan’s »Beauty And The Beat« since 2005, the very first vinyl release of The JB’s with Bootsy Collins, or Snoop Dogg smashhits in a sleeping rock.
Now-Again Records in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 21.04.2016
Wake Up You! The Rise And Fall Of Nigerian Rock, 1972-1977
The compilation »Wake Up You! The Rise And Fall Of Nigerian Rock, 1972-1977« might confirm a stereotypical image of Nigeria – but has much more to offer.
Music − Review | posted 13.04.2016
Christophe Lemaire presents: Cant' You Hear Me?
Allegedly lost and unheard African music of the last 50 years is often found and compiled these days. The music on »Cant’ You Hear Me?« is different.
Music − Review | posted 03.06.2014
Stephen David Heitkotter
Fake or original? Now-Again Records is presenting »Black Orckid«, a 1970s demo-record by the musician Stephen David Heitkotter, who succumbed to madness.
Music − Review | posted 22.04.2013
Apple And The Three Oranges
Free And Easy
This record has everything a man can want from funk in order to have his passion revived. It should be a mandatory listen for everyone having a try at funk these days.
Music − Review | posted 15.04.2013
13 Degrees Of Reality
When you’ve already recorded tracks together with jazz-legend Mulatu Astatke, you can’t really make bad music, anymore. Heliocentrics are no exception.
Music − Review | posted 15.06.2012
We Intend To Cause Havoc
Another piece of almost forgotten African music history has been made public by Now Again as an anthology of the first five WITCH-records.
Music − Review | posted 04.05.2012
Mixed Sugar: The Complete Works 1970-1987
This collection demonstrates Regional Garland’s musical range between symphonic Soul, Blaxploitation-Funk-instrumentals and tender ballads.
Music − Review | posted 19.10.2011
Kashmere Stage Band
Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1974
An anthology on Now-Again Records gives us the opportunity to re-inspect the raw and pressing sound of the legendary Kashmere Stage Band from Texas.
Music − Review | posted 12.02.2010
»Earthology« has everything that’s needed in order to reach a similar status within in the next ten years as the Poets of Rhythm’s debut, which was temporarily out of stock.
Music − List | posted 01.12.2021
End-of-year review 2021
Top 50 Reissues
Another year goes by, another list of visions of futures that have yet to become reality is being published. These 50 records from the past dreamed the loudest of a better tomorrow.
Music − News | posted 01.10.2021
Das Große Ganze
Now it’s all about »Das Große Ganze". The songwriter Girlwoman from Bielefeld releases her debut on Staatsakt. Exclusively at HHV Records there’s a limited Red Vinyl Edition available.
Music − Review | posted 31.10.2021
Jazz is more hip than it has been for a long time. The output is large, the return mediocre. But with »Natten« Kopenhagen’s Bremer/McCoy deliver a fantastic work.
Music − Review | posted 07.11.2021
On »Valentine,« Snail Mail makes even bigger gestures than before, but fortunately that doesn’t change the effect.
Music − News | posted 27.09.2021
Exclusive Edition: »Magic Peaks«
With homesick flicker: The Sao Paulo-born musician Windows彡96 releases his new album »Magic Peaks« on 100% Electronica on November 12, 2021. A limited colour edition is available from HHV Records.