This article was published in 2014.

Adam Gillison from Jumbo Records has created his top 10 for the month of June and there is a real international flavour. These are the tunes flying of the shelves and in great demand from everyone's favourite record store. You will find everything from electronica to garage punk, rock 'n' roll to soulful beats and a little dancehall for good measure. If you are looking for something new, pop in to Jumbo and pick up some new tunes.

AIR MAX '97 - Progress And Memory (Liminal Sounds) 12"

Beyond the very 'on trend' name you'll find that this isn't some retrospecting dalliance with cool, this is more a love letter to far flung futurists, warping and wrenching around time-signatures and genre-defying it's way into a percussive, dubby bump...Getting props from Rinse FM and Mary Anne Hobbs it's a weird 4 tracker for sure, leaving you not quite sure what speed it should play at but that's part of it's undeniable charm....


VARIOUS - MUSEUM OF FUTURE SOUND IV (Flogsta Danshall)

If the word 'Jahtari' makes your liver quiver, if you're a child of the Mega Drive / Nintendo days, if you know what a SID CHIP is...Well I think this will perk you up like a joystick. Full of Bit Sounds this is like a trip to a parallel universe where the arcades were the place where people raved, and loading screens were the visuals. Perfect re-imagined games score good enough to get down to, this is a freakish fantasy that will appeal to gamers and ravers alike.


STRAIGHT ARROWS 'Rising' (Agitated) CD / LP

Don't know what it is about this band. Maybe it's just me, but they just seem to ooze something indefinably great. Reverb'n'fuzz-laden garage punk, scrappy as hell but with loads of energy and melodies that hook into your head. For fans of Oh Sees, 'Pebbles' compilations, and generally fine punked-out rock'n'roll.


FHLOSTON PARADIGM 'The Phoenix' (Hyperdub) CD / LP

A project of King Britt that draws together soul, techno and sci-fi synths with rough textures and damaged rhythms. Inventive and forward-thinking music with lots of stylistic threads that pull together in Britt's experienced hands...


IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE 'Ibibio Sound Machine' (Soundway) CD / LP

Excellent fusion of highlife, funk, post-punk and electronica from London-based group fronted by British / Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams...


ROLL THE DICE 'Until Silence' (Leaf) CD / LP

Third album from this Stockholm duo, and the follow-up to shop fave 'In Dust'. Adding to the band's core of piano, synth and electronics, 'Until Silence' also features a 26-piece string section to dark and deeply dramatic effect...


LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES 'Dereconstructed' (Sub Pop) CD / LP

Crunching mix of southern rock, soul and punk from Lee Bains III (Dexateens) and band. Thought-provoking lyrics of religion, tradition and rebellion delivered with urgency and a full-on rock'n'roll party spirit...


NOURA MINT SEYMALI 'Tzenni' (Glitterbeat) CD / LP

Contemporary take on Moorish griot music from Mauritania, with Noura Mint Seymali's vocals whirling over hypnotic, funk-fuelled rhythms and electric bluesy guitar lines...


LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS 'Emma Jean' (Truth & Soul) CD / LP

Deep, soulful and real funky. This ticks all the right boxes. Lee's voice is so full of emotion and the band so on it that it manages to bypass a lot of clich├ęs. This is a heartfelt album and stands up to repeat plays. Check!


WAYNE SMITH 'Under Me Sleng Teng' (Greensleeves)12"

Stone cold classic on 12". Reggae enters the digital dancehall age - essential re-issue...