Tag Archives: 7″

DR RUBBERFUNK: Disco Scene 7″ (2017) + 45s mix

DR RUBBERFUNK:  Disco Scene 7With no sign of abatement in the burgeoning seven inch renaissance, Jalapeno Records are getting in on the action this summer with a number of 45 releases and re-releases. On this drop we have a cut that originally appeared on one of the earliest releases from long-term Jalapeno Records signing Dr Rubberfunk all the way back in 2001 – the Disco Scene EP. On said EP, the title
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MOST WANTED: Calm Down 7″ (2017)

MOST WANTED:  Calm Down 7Rating: ★★★★★ Calm down? That’ll be essential advice for deejays and b-boys then when they clock that a 7″ re-press of Calm Down by obscure 90s outfit Most Wanted (a.k.a Fever Records’ signings, III Most Wanted) has just dropped. Why? Er – well, quite simply because it takes the Commodores’ epic Assembly Line break (complete with ‘huh’s) and stretches it out to full track length
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DJ FORMAT & ABDOMINAL: We’re Back/ Diamond Hammer 7″ (2017)

DJ FORMAT & ABDOMINAL:  We're Back7“We’re Here! We’re back!” Who’s back? Who else? Abdominal and Format! And with seven splendid inches of wax to boot. Phew! And you thought the slew of releases around their Still Hungry album wasn’t going to yield any 45 action at all. Nevertheless, here they are with the turbocharged double-header that is the thundering organic bass-led We’re Back 7″ and the equally energetic
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THE HAGGIS HORNS feat. DOC BROWN: Take It Back (2017)

THE HAGGIS HORNS feat. DOC BROWN:  Take It BackFunky UK boom-bap in the area! It’s Take It Back, the new Haggis Horns 45 on which the seven-piece have got the groove locked in the pocket while emcee Doc Brown takes to the mic. Can he get a soul clap? Yes! Does he care if this sort of bump is old hat? Hell no – because this is the ‘Horns take on a party-oriented summer single and the first taster of what is to come in the form of their
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THE GOOD PEOPLE: Down Here/ Game In The Step 7″ (2017)

THE GOOD PEOPLE:  Down Here/ Game In The Step 7It’s the return of Saint and Greavsie – oops my bad – Saint and Emskee, a.k.a. The Good People, with a new wax nugget. On Down Here, Saint concocts a hefty funk-sampling beat so that Emskee can hold the floor on the topic of keeping it real way down ‘here’ in the hip-hop underground while Game In The Step is an altogether jazzier affair inna Tribe Called Quest stylee. Naturally
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BOCAWOODY feat. BLURUM 13: Jump 7″ (2017)

Bocawoody feat. BLURUM 13:  Jump 7Rating: ★★★★★ If Bocawoody (a.k.a Boca 45 and DJ Woody) had to release one single off their rather good recent Carousel LP, it would have to be this one. Which is convenient because they have and it is this one. And it slots right in there with recent 7″ golden era hip-hop bumps from like-minds Krafty Kuts & Chali 2Na and Mako & The Hawk feat. Chima Anya. In other words, it
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BOBBY BYRD/ LYN COLLINS: Hot Pants – I’m Coming Coming I’m Coming/ Mama Feelgood (SOOPASOUL edits) 7″ (2017)

BOBBY BYRD/ LYN COLLINS:  Hot Pants - I'm Coming Coming I'm Coming/ Mama Feelgood (SOOPASOUL edits) 7Rating: ★★★★★ Not that this needs any plugging you understand because I can imagine that like DJ Soopasoul’s other two recent massive sets of seven inch funk edits, this 45 is very likely to sell out. Indeed – you’ll be lucky to find a copy of Vol. 1 – his subtle tweak of the queen of soul’s Respect. This time around though, Soop. done stole Bobby Byrd’s not-in-any-way sexual Hot
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MUNGO’S HI-FI feat. JOHNNY CLARKE: ‘Rain Keeps Falling’ Record Store Day 7″ (2017)

MUNGO'S HI-FI feat. JOHNNY CLARKE:  'Rain Keeps Falling' Record Store Day 7What could Mungo’s Hi-Fi do that would be special for Record Store Day? Only the Rain Keeps Falling 7″ featuring roots reggae legend Johnny Clarke on a totally original riddim! Clarke made his name in the 70s recording first with rocksteady man Clancy Eccles on production and subsequently and most famously with Bunny Lee and the Aggrovators in helping pioneer the ‘flyers’ style of reggae. And
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RODNEY P feat. LANRE SULOLA: Untitled 7″ (2017)

RODNEY P feat. LANRE SULOLA:  Untitled 7You may have caught Rodney P’s recent single and love(-hate) letter to London, Untitled, on BBC4 doc. Hip-Hop World News back in the autumn. Underpinned by funky drums, synth bass and moody piano, things were kept real on the mic by spoken word artist Lanre Sulola (who provided the opening bars) and, subsequently, the heavy vocal artillery of Rodney P himself. And now for Record
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MNP: Heavy Tint/ Dib Dab Ltd. 7″ (2017)

MNP:  Heavy Tint/ Dib Dab Ltd. 7If El Michels Affair’s recent excellent Return To The 37th Chamber has given you a taste for funky, psychedelic, library music style instros and you’re now looking for something in a similar vein that’s not a cover – MNP are here to sort you out. Why? Well, it transpires, their debut 7″ for the Delights label is just such a beast. The band (who consist of Tru Thoughts artist Beta Hector, former
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