Here is a focus on “100 Top Europeans grooves LP”, prepared by the Groove Collector team, with Palprod and friends, like Mr Kiswell(who takes profit from this occasion to reveal his favourites picks in a European grooves playlist). As there is a multitude of releases it was very difficult to make the selection. Thus we had to limit our selection to LPs to be exhaustive. Singles and the Soundtracks will deserve a special one. We invite you to an excursion in European Music with 100 essential records which contributed to the emergence of this scene in the rare groove world and to expand his credibility in the Soul Jazz Funk sphere since the middle of the Sixties.
Wherever the inspiration comes, English soul & mod beat, jazz orchestrates, libraries, French or Italian Jerk, Latin with Spanish, or Polish progressive fusion … the “European rare grooves” sounds differently from their American equivalents by their very eclectic sonority influenced by the choices of production and arrangements. Each time a special feeling due to the place of creation makes it different. Most of them are limited pressings but fortunately it’s possible to find some of them reissued or Compiled thanks to the efforts of great DJ' S from all around the world. Their continual diggin' of the new & fresh sound enables us to discover and enjoy this so special music style. Could one say that this style comes from the jazz? Yes! But also from the “Pop” phenomenon of the end Sixties and its ideologies which influenced the whole earth.
Artists from all around the world have worked on the subject and produced some unexpected gems. The result is very often an indescribable mixture of musical styles and remains consequently unclassable, even improbable!
This is what we call the “Europeans Grooves” which crate diggers from everywhere are looking for !!! More Spinnin': HERE