Sounds Of The Universe’s essential RSD 2024 picks

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Including Elaine Brown, JVC Force and more.

Our latest guest selections from the Record Store Day 2024 offering come from Broadwick Street institution and home of Soul Jazz Records, Sounds Of The Universe.

Don’t forget to check out essential RSD picks from VF and Phonica Records ahead of the big day on April 20.

Various Artists

Punk 45: Kill the Hippies! Kill Yourself! The American Nation Destroys Its Young

(Soul Jazz Records)

A rollercoaster ride through American underground punk from the 1970s.

Elaine Brown

Seize The Time – Black Panther Party


A truly radical soul/funk album from Elaine Brown, chairwoman for The Black Panthers in the 1970s. Featuring great music led by jazz composer Horace Tapscott and a wicked cover from Black Panther’s in-house designer Emory Douglas.

Various Artists

Timeless Jazz Classics (Compiled by Gilles Peterson)

(Music On Vinyl)

Fantastic jazz compilation put together by Gilles Peterson.

Various Artists

300% Dynamite – Ska, Soul, Rocksteady, Funk and Dub in Jamaica

(Soul Jazz Records)

Seminal reggae collection series that rocks any party, always! Featuring Sister Nancy, Lee Perry, Augustus Pablo and many more.

JVC Force

Strong Island

(B-Boy Records)

An all-time classic hip-hop anthem, that famously samples Freda Payne’s “Unhooked Generation”, pressed on 7” single.

You can find Sounds Of The Universe at 7 Broadwick St, London W1F 0DA. Find out more about their Record Store Day 2024 collection here.