ADAM GIBBONS: Manhunt EP

If you’ve been scouring the interweb for when the next instalment of Adam ‘Lack Of Afro’ Gibbons’ soundtrack-to-a-film-that-doesn’t-exist, your target is in the open – for the Manhunt EP is out now.  It follows The Here We Go EP and constitutes the second part of what will be the Last Bastion LP when it drops on red vinyl in the summer. Those who caught the first one will be
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DJ FORMAT: Devil’s Workshop

DJ FORMAT:  Devil's WorkshopRating: ★★★★★ If ‘the devil makes work for idle hands’ then the pandemic has been nothing less than a veritable ‘devil’s workshop’ – so be glad at least two of the hands in question belonged to DJ Format who has summoned forth a suitably prodigious creative opus in the form of his new album entitled, naturally, Devil’s Workshop. Which
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THE NEXTMEN X EVA LAZARUS: Afterglow Dub / Rude Gyal

Here’s the new Nextmen single then, on which they get cheeky with Wilkinson’s 2013 cut Afterglow and re-boot Rude Boy, the best track off their 2018 LP collaboration Pound For Pound with Gentleman’s Dub Club. If you’re familiar with the original of Afterglow, you’ll know it for a pop-oriented slice of D&B. In the hands of The Nextmen however, it becomes a warm dub reggae
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DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO: Cold As Weiss

Like its predecessor Jimmy’s Groove released at the start of the month, new Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio single Cold As Weiss is a solely digital release. At the moment anyway, though if there are no plans for wax ultimately, I suspect there will a clamour for it before much longer. Why? Because this is essentially two minutes, forty seconds of ice-cold funky class. Apparently a celebration of
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ALFREDITO LINARES: Vol. 2 The Colombia Years (Vinyl 7″ Boxset)

ALFREDITO LINARES: Vol. 2 The Colombia YearsRocafort Records’ Latin release schedule continues apace with the arrival of a new boxset of Alfredo Linares tracks – this time with our man travelling under the diminutive ‘Alfredito’ and entitled Vol. 2 The Colombia Years. It is the sequel to Vol. 1. which focussed on Linares’ MAG label-material and is once more in triple vinyl 7″ boxset
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THE TRAFFIC: Beat It b/w Thriller (Vinyl 7″)

THE TRAFFIC: Beat It b/w ThrillerRating: ★★★★★ Further evidence (should it be needed) that The Traffic has more fun than one band should rightly be able to have in a recording session comes on either side of their new Beat It b/w Thriller 45. Yes, that’s right, the funk covers side-project of Cookin’ On 3 Burners drummer, Ivan Khatchoyan, delivers double treats from Michael Jackson’s early-80s creative zenith. Famed
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THE LINK QUARTET feat. NASSER BOUZIDA: The Saint-Tropez Heist/ Nizza Connection (Vinyl 7″)

The Saint-Tropez HeistLeaving less of a gap between releases than the last time the monkey heard of them, those raiders of a lost past, The Link Quartet, return this week with a new vinyl 7″ single and more 60s mod-fuzz than you can handle. A-side burner The Saint-Tropez Heist is a feverish bit of Hammond beat rendered all the more energetic by the presence of the band’s like-minded accomplice, Nasser ‘The
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CW JONES: No Point Complaining (Prod. SUIF)(Vinyl 7″)

CW JONES: No Point ComplainingCan’t imagine anyone would dream of lodging a grievance with record label Little Beat More over new vinyl 7″ No Point Complaining – a joint effort from producer Suif and singer CW Jones.  It’s a brooding retro soul smoulderer that began life as an old 70s Anatolian hit record and from which producer Suif chopped out an instrumental. Enter Little Beat More who, knowing dope when they
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THE TIBBS: Another Shot Fired (Vinyl 7″) + video

THE TIBBS:  Another Shot Fired (Vinyl 7The Tibbs return with a new single that is also the title track from their second LP, Another Shot Fired, released back in the autumn. It’s an uptempo reggae-tinged soul affair, ably-helmed by new singer Roxanne Hartog who replaces Elsa Bekman and is well up to conveying the sort of romantic sorties explored in the lyrics. But how to represent such goings-on in audio visual format? Well, Holland is famously a home of café culture
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JEB LOY NICHOLS with COLD DIAMOND & MINK: Can’t Cheat The Dance / We Gotta Work On It (Vinyl 7″)

JEB LOY NICHOLS with COLD DIAMOND & MINK: Can't Cheat The Dance / We Gotta Work On ItWe all know you can’t cheat death but Timmion Records’ newest signing, Wyoming-born, Wales-residing Jeb Loy, reckons you can’t cheat the dance either on new 45 Can’t Cheat The Dance. And he may have a point. Is it his effortless soul voice with just the slightest bit of rasp? Or the timeless lyrics? Or is it the solid bedrock of a funky drum break provided by Finnish funk mafia Cold Diamond
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