Welcome to Expansion Records. If you like real soul music, you have come to the right place. Based in the UK, we endeavor to provide the level of quality soul largely abandoned by the American major companies many years ago. Our purpose is to offer artists, both new and veteran, a platform for their music on the UK soul scene, and where helpful, an international stage through our vast network of music fans and business affiliates. We have been privileged to work with such great talents as Leon Ware, Howard Hewett, Stephanie Mills, Gary Taylor, Leroy Hutson, Billy Griffin, Atlantic Starr, Ali Woodson (ex-Temptations), Jean Carne, Angela Bofill, Evelyn Champagne King, and more recently Steve Harvey, Frank McComb, Adriana Evans, Marva King, James Day, Maysa Leak, Kloud 9, Ebony Alleyne and many more. There is a real passion for what we do here and this is what keeps us going through sunshine and rain especially through these ever more changing and challenging times. Below are links to four of our most recent releases. Some you can get on vinyl as well as digital download. All are amazing soul, funk, jazz recordings that we know you will love. Why not check out THE EXPANSION RECORDS VAULT and see what other music you can explore.....
The Brit-Funk Association features a 10 piece collective of musicians from Beggar & Co Central Line Hi-Tension and ex-members of Light of the World.' The brand new album Full Circle is a new collection of their music. We hope you enjoy this wonderful album as much as we do.
Welcome in 2018 with some serious Soul. With this fantastic collection of tracks especially selected by Expansion Records. OUT NOW.
This is an iconic track from the great Gwen McCRAE. "Keep The Fire Burning" has since been one of the most sought after records of the past decade, seamlessly bridging the gap between rare-groove and underground dance-music. Whats more, recent price-hikes on online vinyl-distribution websites denote the way in which the market for this record has grown exponentially, a testament to its new-found popularity among the worldwide dance-music diaspora. Grab this while you can!
Siren is a new album by musician, singer, songwriter, composer and producer Robb Scott. He has recorded and released music both as a solo artist in various bands, and as a composer for film, and TV with access to an array of the best singers and musicians. His solo projects have included work with Ellen McIlwaine, Jill Jones, Roy Ayers Band and Sandra St. Victor, his work inspired by Earth Wind and Fire, Patrice Rushen, Roy Ayers, Rufus and Chaka Khan, Donald Byrd and Doug Carn. Subconsciously, his music conjures up imagery of vast landscapes, oceans, sunsets and horizons. Featured artists included on â€œSirenâ€ are: Sandra St Victor, Julia and Maxine Waters, Marlo Henderson, Donald Nicks, Elisabeth Troy, Juliet Roberts, Sylvia Mason James, Gina Foster, and Austin Howard. Gone are the drum programs and the broken beats, and here we give rise to live drums, upright basses, live strings and percussion in a much looser, much more organic, soulful excursion.