Black Pearl Records





Black Pearl is very proud to start there 7″ series with this 2 amazing fuzzy, psychedelic, FreakBeat ModSoul tunes by the local matadors from east Berlin Joco-Dev Sextett. Both songs are original broadcast recordings and were carefully remastered analog.
The 7″ / single vinyl comes in a special cover with vintage haptics and design.

Joco-Dev Sextett started in the late 60s as one of the first amateur-combos and got big fame in the beatnik scene because there were touring a lot trough the country and because of several gigs in radio and tv like the “Notenbank” and “Musik für junge Leute”.
They also were one of the first combos which were heavily influenced by psychedelic rock elements which there also featured in their music.
Their big resonance and success in the underground hippi scene of the GDR caused dramatic problems with the official security authorities.
The result was a live show prohebition and detention of their western musical equipment by the offical tax office.
This was the reason why the band unfortunately disappeared from the musical scenery already in the early 70s.

Die schwarze Perle ist sehr stolz darauf, mit dieser Veröffentlichung ihre 7″ / Single Serie zu starten. Darauf zu hören sind 2 überaus erstaunliche und bisher in dieser Form unveröffentlichte gitarrenverzerrte, psychedelische sowie ausgeflippte Beat Titel von den Ostberliner Lokalmatadoren Joco-Dev Sextett. Beide Titel wurden einst beim Berliner Jugendradio aufgenommen und erscheinen nun hier in neu analog gemasterten Versionen.

Joco-Dev Sextett etablierten sich in den späten 60er Jahren als eine der ersten zugelassenen Amateur Combos und erreichten durch ihre Konzerttouren im Lande sowie verschiedene Auftritte im Radio bei “Musik für junge Leute” und Fernsehen wie bei der “Notenbank” großes Ansehen in der ostdeutschen Beatnik Szene. Als einer der ersten Kapellen bedienten sie sich einem starken Einfluss der aufkommenden psychedelischen Rock Musik und deren Elementen. Die große Begeisterung der Jugend und der damit einhergehende Erfolg in der ostdeutschen Beatbewegung hatte dramatische Auswirkungen, welche zu Autrittsverboten sowie der Beschlagnahmung ihrer meist westlichen Musikinstrumente durch die Sicherheitsorgane der DDR führte. Aufgrund dieser Ereignisse verschwand die Band leider schon in den frühen 1970er Jahren von der Bildfläche.



The most “spektarcular” discovery of Croatian Jazz Funk recordings from the private archiv of bass-player and producer Davor Rocco, researched by Višeslav Laboš !!
An amazing collaboration of the high-class Beat and Funk musicians of Zagreb´s progressive music-scene from the early 1970s. The members Enco Lesić, Davor Rocco, Dragan Brčić and Neven Frangeš were also performing with Ex-Yugoslavian Jazz and Funk legends like Boško Petrović, Gabi Novak, Drago Mlinarec, Josipa Lisac and Grupa Indexi.

This album includes 6 tracks of the fabulous Spektar project, two Beat Jazz Grinder of shortlived Rocco´s pre-Spektar outfit Grupa Hej and one more track from Rocco-Supermarket.

Spektar typ

Soon out on Vinyl and Digital ••• Listen and preorder at our Bandcamp shop !!!

Demnächst auf Vinyl und Digital verfügbar ••• Hörprobe und Vorbestellung in unserem Bandcamp Shop !

Drop it low


The Black Pearl Crew is proud to present this new styled Re-Edit Video of the authentic vintage sounding Disco Remix produced by Mudegg.

The Original Track was made by Jan Ketel feat. Onosizo & Lil´Ann and released on the Berlin based House Label Palms & Flamingos ruled by DJay and Producer Chris “Click Click” Kassette.


Here you can buy a Digital File of this Remix at Beatport

EL Freakadell

Killer outstanding & authentic disco production by the famous DJ, producer & remixer head behind Balearic Gabba Sound System Enzo Elia and longtime experienced producer, sound-nerd & engineer Roskow Kretschmann with his studio wizzard Tom Sky. Somebody called it “disco for grown-ups” and it´s a perfect explaination, cause this could be easily dropped back in the days by Disco Loft DJ-legends like Ron Hardy.

The Black Pearl Crew is very proud to present these authentic vintage sound styled disco pearls to the disco lovers & community worldwide !

This 12inch release is limited to 300 copies and comes in a vintage and thick quality cover. As bonus-tracks we offer you all 3 instrumental versions of these tunes digitally.

Analog mastered on vintage tape.

Quality vinyl pressing and the cover is in a vintage thick 70´s style paper-sleeve.



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Here you can check a small appetizer video-clip of the track “I Don´t Care” by Tomsky

Here is a very nice a promo-cartoon made by illustrator Franziska Junge from Leipzig for our latest jazzfunk release from Gruppe SOK. Soulful east german vocals by Barbara Volz recorded in 1971 !


Sok Cartoon

Here we cut a small “Polizeiruf 110 ” crime chaser promo-video for our
latest jazzfunk release from one of the best east german JAZZROCK formation from the beginning of the 1970s called “Gruppe SOK”.
Heavy Rhythm and Brass Section from the in former Klaus Lenz Orchestra !!!


Sok Chaser

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A killer outstanding East German / DDR / GDR Jazz Funk album of the early 70´s, that is maybe the best in it´s genré.
This recording has slept for over 40 years in the shelf and shows the quality and high understanding & standard of jazz in East Germany, especially the East-Berlin Jazz scene.
Gruppe SOK is a secret of itself, cause lots of formerly East-Germans remember about this band because of plenty of concerts & the famous youth-radio-station DT64, but are really sad, that there was never a release in these days. But the “Ministerium für Kultur” / Ministry of Culture determined, that there is no culutural demand for such kind of music….. WHAT A MISTAKE !!!
Black Pearl is more than proud to present that forgotten pearl to the Jazz Funk community & music lovers worldwide !!!

For the “holy” time of the year, we & our friend Ekki of Sonorama Records, put together a DJ-Mix with some of our favourite tracks & diggings.

It contains holy & xian music from all over the globe, like Germany, Italia, Spain, US, Caribbean, Israel, France and other countries….. a few classics, a few bizarre tunes, some discoveries and we hope you all enjoy the X-mas time, while having a listen to this “a -lil-different-spiritual-mix”.

This DJ Mix is of course for FREE DATA CONSUMING…… hope you enjoy !!!….. Black Pearl Records….. Tom & Roskow

Holy Smokes



While we were on the islands Trinidad & Tobago we shot a small video of Stephen Encinas, playing & singing his great disco tune – and it´s maybe the most outstanding disco tune from the islands – “disco illusion” live in his studio. We are very happy to present this small private video to you lovers of the caribbean records & sounds !

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