Tag Archives: Funk

KORPIFUNK: Lickin’ Lips (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

KORPIFUNK: Lickin Lips (Vinyl 7Ministers of the new super heavy Finish funk, Korpifunk, drop their opening salvo – the Lickin’ Lips Vinyl 7″ on Perfect Toy Records in just over a week and provide plenty of evidence that they’re ones to watch. The five-piece outfit from southern Finland are all about the grooves – a fact immediately clear whichever track you play first. The A-side is a bassy mid-tempo chugger on which
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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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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Shaolin Brew video (2017)

EL MICHELS AFFAIR:  Shaolin Brew videoEl Michels Affair dropped the bomb back in April with their super-dope LP of psych-funk Wu-Tang covers, Return To The 37th Chamber, currently in the running to be MB album of the year. Anyway, three tracks in you’ll find their psychedelic noir take on Shaolin Brew, altogether more doomy than the Wu version (mainly because of the church organ motif) for which they’ve just
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CLAUDE & HANK CARBO: Fox In A Miniskirt b/w Bad Luck (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

CLAUDE & HANK CARBO:  Fox In A Miniskirt b/w Bad Luck (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ This is what it’s all about right here, so a whole first and second line of props to Rocafort Records who contrive to get Claude & Hank Carbo’s Fox In A Miniskirt and Hank Carbo’s Bad Luck together on 45 for the first time. The A-side is the two brothers’ chunky Crescent City soul burner from ’68 rich in horns and inspired by the hot chick who once hove into view at gig while the
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THE TRAFFIC: Super Freak/ Like I Love You (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

THE TRAFFIC Super Freak b/w Like I Love You (Vinyl 7You’ve got to love capital letters – they are, after all, partly responsible for the semantic difference between ‘helping your uncle jack-off a horse’ and ‘helping your Uncle Jack off a horse.’ They can also assist when it comes to the traffic. Without capitals, we’re clearly referring to a scourge of our times. With, on the other hand, and we’re suddenly on about The Traffic (a project featuring drummer Ivan Khatchoyan of
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THE ALLERGIES: Push On (Album)(2017)

Allergies Push OnRating: ★★★★★ My word – is that The Allergies again? Airplay all over BBC radio, vinyl seven inch singles ago-go, a deepening collaboration with Ugly Duckling rapper Andy Cooper to the point that he’s almost the third member of the group and now here’s their second full-length album. What to call that bad boy though? Push Out? Nope
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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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SHAKA LOVES YOU: Summer Sessions Vol. 3 Day & Night (2017) Free download

SHAKA LOVES YOU:  Summer Sessions Vol. 3 Day & Night (2017) Free downloadForget Wimbledon, it wouldn’t be summer without the Shaka Loves You summer mix which this year is entitled the Summer Sessions Vol. 3 Day & Night. Is it called that because the boys are at it twenty-four seven? Possibly, if you mean being behind the wheels of steel, for this celebrates the multitude of sets they play – both in the day (represented by funk, soul, hip-hop and reggae)
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ERIC BOSS: Closer To The Spirit 7″ (2017) + video

ERIC BOSS:  Closer To The Spirit 7Rating: ★★★★★ Eric Boss (a.k.a E from Stones Throw’s Myron & E) makes his bid for single of the year with stone-classic, b-boy funk 45 Closer To The Spirit and in doing so demonstrates the aptness of his name. Remember the tremors in the funk community and beyond when Mocambo dropped Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band’s P.I.M.P? Well – they’ve done it again. And if we learn one
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COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS: Lab Experiments Vol. 1: Mixin’ (2017) + ‘Enter Sandman’ video

COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS: Lab Experiments Vol. 1:  Mixin' (2017) + 'Enter Sandman' videoRating: ★★★★★ What better season than summer for Oz-funk grandaddies Cookin’ On 3 Burners to release their latest Hammond-funk foray Lab Experiments Vol. 1: Mixin’? Er – well – spring, actually, since this was supposed to have an EU drop date of May this year and has been out in Oz since then – though technically for them that would have been autumn. Confused? Never mind, the
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