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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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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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BAZZA RANKS feat. DYNAMITE MC: Memories (Vinyl 7″)

BAZZA RANKS feat. DYNAMITE MC:  MemoriesDynamite MC displays an elephant-like power of recall on Memories, the new one from Bazza Ranks which is essentially a irie dancehall pastiche of (and homage to) Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s classic early 90s boom-bap adventure T.R.O.Y. But what’s old Dyna reminiscing about from back in the day? ‘Marijuana’ – well, you sensed he might…’good times’ – glad to hear it…’knife crime’
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BOBBY JONES: Welcome Back A Foolish Man b/w Lovin’ Hard, Livin Good (Vinyl 7″)

BOBBY JONES:  Welcome Back A Foolish Man b/w Lovin' Hard, Livin Good (Vinyl 7Rocafort Records make it a new year double whammy by following up news of the forthcoming Andy Cooper LP with news of another dope seven inch soul repress – in this case Bobby Jones’ Welcome Back A Foolish Man. Originally released back in 1970 on the Kack label (no, I can’t it would be like shooting fish in a barrel), this finds slept-on Chicago soul man Jones pleading with his missus to take him ‘back’ over a mid-tempo, strings-
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MAURICE SMITH: Can’t Fight The Feeling (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

Rating: ★★★★★ If you missed Maurice Smith’s Delta Soul EP back in the summer on which this self-proclaimed ‘old soul’ went fully 1960s, now’s your chance to catch up with a 45 of that release’s best cut, Can’t Fight The Feeling, in all its seven inch vinyl glory. The cut is a chanking uptempo northern soul stomper on which Smith does his best Marvin Gaye impression and declares his
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MNP: Ratto Nero b/w Beard (7″ Vinyl)(2017)

MNP:  Ratto Nero b/w Beard (7Next from the aptly-named Delights label comes this new 45 from Brighton-based psych-funk outfit MNP in the form of the sinister double-header of Ratto Nero and Beard. The first of these provides a pysch-funk soundtrack to being hung up on a meathook and flayed, then having to watch while the perpetrator dons your skin like a bleeding suit. We’ve all been there. Beard on the other hand is
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Main Event/ Buzzsaw (7″ Vinyl)(2017) + video

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER:  Main Event/ Buzzsaw (7Rating: ★★★★★ And today’s main event is The Allergies’ new 45 off recent LP Push On entitled Main Event and featuring Ugly Duckling emcee and unofficial third Allergy Andy Cooper himself. Man, that is a main event! Expect boom-bap drums, lashings of horns and hook-filled party lyrics. What’s that Andy? “Don’t wear expensive clothes/ When the heat’s up you’ll sweat right through
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D/TROIT: Soul Sound System (7″ Vinyl)(2017) + Video premiere

D/TROIT:  Soul Sound System (7Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show regulars will probably already know that Denmark has entered the deep-soul fray in the shape of D/Troit so ears will prick up at the news that the band are shortly to release new single Soul Sound System on 7″ wax. It’s a funky, clattery soul-shakedown, heavy on the horns, mixed by none other than Daptone’s Gabe Roth (blimey!) and celebrates funk-soul
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MARKEY FUNK: Witch Doctor (Vinyl 7″) (2017)

MARKEY FUNK:  Witch Doctor (vinyl 7Look out – Markey Funk’s box of delights is open once again and this time it’s new psych-funk 45 Witch Doctor that slithers out. Working his production voodoo, he crafts initial Delia Derbyshire-esque synth swirls that rapidly give way to a phat drum break apparently recorded by like-minded space traveller Dan Mayo of CRuNCH 22 and then the heavy fuzz guitar kicks in. No
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