BLACK SUGAR: Viajecito/ Too Late (Vinyl 7″)

BLACK SUGAR:  Viajecito/ Too Late (Vinyl 7Keeping up the rare Latin vinyl 45 pressure, label Matasuna step up a gear by dropping this first ever vinyl-only reissue of two seventies cuts by Peruvian Latin funk-soul brothers Black Sugar a mere month after the last drop from Enrique Lynch. First up is Viajecito which travels an initially psych-funky road of sinister wah-wah and tribal screams before lightening the mood somewhat by
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ALEXIS EVANS: I Made A Deal With Myself + video

ALEXIS EVANS:  I Made A Deal With Myself + videoRecord Kicks’ new boy is the Anglo-French Alexis Evans and the label’s just released the video of his jaunty album-teasing northern soul-flavoured I Made A Deal With Myself. Deal with yourself eh, Alexis? And the nature of said deal? Oh, it’s to do with the missus – it’s over! Right? But how to represent such a matter in audio-visual format? Maybe you stick your earphones in when she starts
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THE CIRCLE OF CONFUSION feat. CORNELL CAMPBELL: Hole In The Ceiling (Vinyl 7″)

THE CIRCLE OF CONFUSION feat. CORNELL CAMPBELL:  Hole In The Ceiling (Vinyl 7If you’re already known for releasing funk, soul and hip-hop whither next if you’re looking to expand generically? Why – reggae of course! Step forward Rocafort Records with their first drop of the new year featuring Swiss production team (not to mention certified reggae addicts) The Circle Of Confusion along with Jamaican vocal legend Cornell Campbell. Hole In The Ceiling is the rootsy
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SOUL FLIP EDITS 6: I Can’t Get Next To You (WONDERLOVE Re-edit)/ Swim (WONDERLOVE Short edit)(Vinyl 7″)

SOUL FLIP EDITS 6:  I Can't Get Next To You (Wonderlove's Re-edit)/ Swim (Wonderlove's Short edit)(Vinyl 7Seeing the post title here, some of you might be thinking, ‘Er – but what happened to Soul Flip Edits 5? The last one I remember was Soul Flip Edits 4!’ And you’d be right. Don’t panic though. Turns out there’s been an issue at the pressing plant and in an endearingly analogue type of way, number 5 will now arrive out of sequence. In the meantime, what the Soul Flip crew
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DJ CLAIRVO feat. ALIENS IN DENMARK: Rally In Bristol

DJ CLAIRVO feat. ALIENS IN DENMARK:  Rally In Bristol  Continuing his long-running ‘Rally In…’ breakbeat series, DJ Clairvo is shortly to release Rally In Bristol featuring label-mates Aliens In Denmark. Anyone familiar with Clairvo’s work will know he’s a man with catholic tastes in breakbeat music and while this release follows in the slipstream of his rather splendid El Clarividente Latin breaks collection, the vibe is altogether more that of a
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WAXNERDS: Harder Than Jezahel/ Mob Fire (Vinyl 7″)

WAXNERDS:  Harder Than Jezahel/ Mob Fire (Vinyl 7Deconstructing and rebuilding hip-hop tracks based on samples with extra use of the samples but also using the rapapellas and the sample source vocals? It’s what Waxnerds do. Don’t call it an edit! On their latest 45 to hit the streets – it’s all about the mighty P.E.’s Harder Than You Think‘s collision with the equally mighty Shirley Bassey’s Jezahel on Harder Than Jezahel. Well, I
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Mount Pleasant Remixed Vol. 1

SMOOVE & TURRELL:  Mount Pleasant Remixed Vol. 1Aye, aye – Smoove & Turrell unlock the stems for a trio of cuts off their recent Mount Pleasant long-player and step hastily back as a horde of remixers steam in to get their scaly claws into the Geordie pair’s neo-disco and soul. Emerging bloodied and torn but triumphant from such a Darwinian bloodbath are Valique, Basement Freaks and Dr Rubberfunk. Clutched in Valique’s scarred
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NICOLE WILLIS & BANDA PALOMITA: I Call Your Name

So Nicole Willis has got a new backing band – Banda Palomita – and it turns out there’s this new long-player on the way entitled My Soul Sensation rich in disco, jazz-funk, soul, boogie and electro flavours. Before all that though it is rather customary to put out some sort of single by way of a taster, which, my friends, will be this – I Call
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CANNON & MIRRORBALL: At The Disco/ Discobunny Megamix (Vinyl 7″)

CANNON & MIRRORBALL:  At The Disco/ Discobunny Megamix (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ CANNON: Hey Bobby! Bobby! Where has he got to? Oh there you are – I see the Disco Bits label are getting stuck in for the new year with mysterious production outfit Cannon & Mirrorball who have just done a new disco biscuit 45 for them called At The Disco b/w the Discobunny Megamix!
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BETA HECTOR ENSEMBLE: King Lunp Theme b/w Into The Light (Vinyl 7″)

BETA HECTOR ENSEMBLE:  King Lunp Theme b/w Into The Light (Vinyl 7Next from Delights Records is this 45 from the Beta Hector Ensemble, a.k.a. Simon Hill – Baby Charles alumnus – and indeed Delights Records alumnus since he’s the bassist for MNP. Right – so that means he’s been in both a retro jazz-funk-soul band and a retro psych/ cinematic breaks outfit? Could this release see him representing his
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