THE BAMBOOS: Lit Up + Video

Oh hello – Oz funk commandos The Bamboos are finally back with new single Lit Up off forthcoming album Night Time People – their eighth – due for a June release. If you’ve been paying attention (and you’d have to have been in the northern hemisphere because last album (2013’s Fever In The Road) slipped by with no discernible promo whatsoever), you’ll have noticed that the last two
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KING ROOSTER: Back Chattin b/w Fat Chance (Vinyl 7″)

KING ROOSTER: Back Chattin b/w Fat ChanceKing Rooster deliver their first bid to be cocks of the funky walk in 2018 with the second piece of Dinked 45 label action today. Back Chattin’ takes no crap off anyone with an uptempo funk bomb that seems to have been influenced nearly as much by amphetamines as the golden era of funk and soul and turns in guitar work that New Mastersounds-like nods to both Blue Note and New
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FUNKY BIJOU: What The World feat. MAFE b/w Por Favor (7″ Vinyl)

The first of two installments from the Dinked 45 camp today is this donut showcasing Funky Bijou a.k.a ces deux hommes francais who know a thing or two about what the breakers want. And on both sides of the disc here, that turns out to be Latin rather than Gallic flavour. However, if in the case of b-boy neo-soul cut What The World featuring vocalist Mafe, the sound of South and Central
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SQUASHY NICE: All The Way

SQUASHY NICE:  All The Way Rating: ★★★★★ With regard to music, February is the month that just keeps on giving this year and here’s yet more dope in the form of the release of Atlanta-based producer Squashy Nice’s solo LP All The Way. Arguably re-release would be the more accurate term since it transpires that this actually came through (somewhat below the radar) on Loretta Records last year in both digital and
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GIZELLE SMITH feat. ERIC BOSS: Hero

GIZELLE SMITH feat. ERIC BOSS:  HeroAs the 30 March release date of Gizelle Smith’s Ruthless Day album draws near, she drops a new single, the duet Hero, as the ‘instant grat’ track if you pre-order said LP. But as anyone knows, a hero has got to be strong, he’s got to be fast, he’s got to be fresh from the fight – so who has she picked to join her on the mic? Step forward Eric Boss (a.k.a. E Da Boss) for another duet with
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RUKUS feat WARD 21: Champion (MR BENN remix)

Oh good – I do love a Mr Benn remix and judging by past reactions, so do you. Here he applies his legendary production skills to Champion – Rukus & Ward 21’s ominous, synth-laden dancehall tribute to Q Project’s Champion Sound. Of course, ‘ominous’ and ‘synth-laden’ aren’t adjectives that immediately spring to mind when you think of Mr Benn and as he puts it himself, “I switched the
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IZO FITZROY: Say Something

IZO FITZROY:  Say SomethingRight, new Izo FitzRoy single out – Say Something. No, not you, doofus! That’s the name of the single! Third track off last year’s Skyline album, you may remember – rolls along on a cracking drum break, decorated with a jazzy bit of piano while FitzRoy lambasts an unsupportive lover in her bluesy rasp? What could improve on that? Well, the singles package
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ONDENO: Mayolye (Original single version) b/w Mayolye (Nik Weston official Mukatsuku edit) (12″ Vinyl)

ONDENO: Mayolye (Original single version?)? b?/?w Mayolye (Nik Weston official Mukatsuku edit?)? (12Look sharp – Rocafort Records are at it again with a 12″ repress of the original version of Jean Ondeno’s big-ass late seventies afro-disco number Mayolye. That’s nearly four minutes of pumping wah-wah drenched four-to-the-floor with layer upon layer of extra afro-percussive elements to you. And since it’s afro-funk related and a remix is required, there’s only one person in town to ask
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Rock Rock b/w Blast Off (Remix)(Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER:  Rock Rock b/w Blast Off (Remix)(Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Whoo-eee! You won’t know whether to Rock Rock or Blast Off with this new double-Andy Cooper-featuring Allergies donut on Jalapeno. Haaaang on a minute. Didn’t Jalapeno release Rock Rock and Blast Off on 7″ already? Like two years ago? Ahhh – you’ll be thinking of the original vinyl drop when a 45 featuring speed-rap Rock Rock and the album version of Blast Off
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CALIBRO 35: Decade + ‘Superstudio’ video

CALIBRO 35: DecadeRating: ★★★★★ 2018 sees Calibro 35 celebrate a ten year-long career by releasing their new long player entitled, appropriately enough, Decade. And if you thought their soundtrack funk schtick might sound a bit tired after that length of time – put such thoughts to bed – for the Milanese five-piece have not only revitalised their sonic palette with orchestral elements but included, among the more
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