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THE EMINENT STARS: Bar Shift (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

THE EMINENT STARS:  Bar Shift (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ The Eminent Stars’ Bar Shift vinyl 7″ is their first new material since 2014’s Sittin’ In With album and damn if it doesn’t top anything on that. Once again the band team up with the whiskey-voiced Bruce James who lays it down about – well – his bar shift and in doing so provides an anthem for skid row intoxicologists everywhere. Always the same faces in the main it
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THE NEW BUZZ & KARL S WILLIAMS: Valley Of Silence 45 (2017)

THE NEW BUZZ & KARL S WILLIAMS:  Valley Of Silence b/w Brisket Bits 45Bringing the soul fuzz on this 45 are The New Buzz & Karl S Williams – the latter joining the Brisbane outfit to lend a southern rasp to torch song Valley Of Silence on the A-side of their new seven inch. Initially, it’s all about the low ‘n slow as Williams smoulders along to brooding organ and tremolo guitar but eventually things build to an epic psych-fuzz outro and Williams in soul overdrive. There’re
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Feriado Tropical (Vinyl 7″) (2017)

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE:  Feriado Tropical 7Feriado Tropical? Tropical Holiday? Sounds nice – who doesn’t want one of those? But what if you could have a tropical holiday on seven inch wax? I know! And that’s precisely what you’ll be able to cop from Estonian funk juggernaut Lexsoul Dancemachine come this autumn. How do you like them coconuts? Coincidentally, Coconuts – their equally tropically-flavoured single from last year –
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MAKO & MR BRISTOW: ‘Stank Soul Edits Vol. 3’ (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

MAKO & MR BRISTOW:  'Stank Soul Edits Vol. 3' 7Looks like the cat is already out of the bag on this one so little reason to hang fire about the fact that Mako & Mr Bristow are to follow up their mighty double 7 inch 2015 Resense edit drops with a Stank Soul Edits Vol. 3 45 (Resense 043) early this autumn. This time around the pair dig-up an old southern soul ballad on the one hand and a late-night love song on the other, re-flipping them as
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THE ALLERGIES: Entitled To That (Vinyl 7″) (2017)

THE ALLERGIES Entitled To That (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Entitled To That eh? And precisely what could The Allergies be entitled to as a consequence of their massive new single co-penned with Ugly Duckling emcee Andy Cooper in a neo-northern soul stylee? And by ‘massive new single’, I mean a banging horns-led stomp, weighing in with a classic 146 bpm tempo and featuring the supremely capable Honey Larochelle
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SOOPASOUL: Pushin’ Weight b/w Brand New 7″ (2017)

SOOPASOUL:  Pushin Weight b/w Brand New 7Fresh from the hot-cakes-level success of his massive recent triple run of Soopasoul Edits (his first releases of any kind in seven years), DJ Soopasoul appears to have decided that the time is ripe for something original too. Enter his forthcoming Pushin’ Weight 7″ – a title that suggests a celebration of narcotics distribution perhaps? Well, blaxploitation flicks
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SKEEWIFF: Coming Home Baby/ Triumph Stag 7″ (2017)

SKEEWIFF:  Coming Home/ Triumph Stag 7Never ones to merely flaunt it when they can parade around sporting nothing but diamond nipple tassles and a gold lamé cock-sock (metaphorically, you understand), the Jalapeno Records crew celebrate nearly two decades in the business by making their two hundred and fiftieth release a limited red vinyl Skeewiff 7″ double-header of Coming Home Baby and Triumph Stag
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JIM SHARP: Gangsta Walk 7″ (2017)

JIM SHARP:  Gangsta Walk 7Rating: ★★★★★ Dusty Donuts regular Jim Sharp branches out on his own for new booty seven inch Gangsta Walk and it’s a certified floor filler. The A-side plunders Mark Ronson’s massive dancefloor hip-hop banger Ooh Wee for Nate Dogg and Trife’s vocal bits and adds posthumously-released Nate Dogg ‘pella Gangsta Walk over a beat concocted from the same Boney M loop that Ronson used
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DEEP BREEZ: Project Draw b/w Hammer 7″ (2017)

DEEP BREEZ: Project Draw b/w Hammer (2017)Rating: ★★★★★ Boom! Hit me hard! NYC emcee Breez Evahflowin hooks up with Big Deep of NY production outfit 2 Hungry Bros as Deep Breez to mastermind a double latin boom-bap header on this big-ass forthcoming 7″ from Origu. Both tracks are drawn from HipNOTT Records’ forthcoming Bring Out Your Dead EP and A-side, Project Draw, is a minimalistic shimmy which finds Breez expound
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ANDY COOPER: Action! 7″ (2017)

ANDY COOPER:  Action 7Forget Action Bronson, Ugly Duckling’s Andy Cooper has been so busy recently, that there’s a case for his changing his name by deed poll to ‘Action’ Cooper. A tour with Format & Abdominal, a tour and single with The Allergies, a single with Djar One and now this – a new seven inch single on Origu featuring beats made by – wait for it – one Mr A. Cooper. No samples on ’em either
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