November 21, 2016
Originally published on FACT.
An essential chronicle of Paul Nickerson and Francis Englehardt’s Dope Jams.
If you spent any time record hunting in New York City in 2005-2012, you no doubt came across Brooklyn’s Dope Jams, the beloved store that twinned vintage house and disco 12″s with occult merchandise and a side helping of objectively correct opinion.
Dope Jams relocated to the Catskills in 2013, but now remember the NYC days with a bumper 3LP compilation entitled Dope Jams NYC Volume 1: 2005-2012. The deluxe package includes a large 32-page booklet detailing the store’s history (with photos, profiles and vivid personal reflections) and a selection of tracks – some old classics and some completely unreleased – that represent the store’s unique outlook.
You can take a closer look at the tracklist below, and Dope Jams NYC Volume 1: 2005-2012 is due for release on Friday, November 25.
A1. Groovestyle – ‘L.O.V.E’
A2. Tommy E – ‘I Need To Go Away (All By Myself)’
B1. Funk D’Void – ‘Thank You (Slowly)’
B2. Vil-N-X – ‘What Cha Gonna Do’
C1. Beige – ‘Hollow Point’
C2. Hieroglyphic Being – ‘Kilometer Zero’
D1. Analogous Doom – ‘Living In A Zome’
D2. D’Marc Cantu – ‘Taken’
D3. Spike – ‘Magic Table’ (Francis Englehardt Remix)
E1. The Djoon Experience – ‘Old Landmark’ feat. Kenny Bobien
E2. 2AM/FM – ‘Desolate Cities’
F1. Tom Of England – ‘Be Me’
F2. Invisible Conga People – ‘In A Hole’
F3. Christopher Deloach – ‘Snow’ feat. Nick Hallstrom