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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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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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RECORD KICKS: Soul Sides (2017)

RECORD KICKS:  Soul SidesIt’s summertime and therefore high time for your favourite Milan-based soul providing label Record Kicks to – er – provide a summery compilation of soul sides. Given their roster, it shouldn’t be too hard to assemble and whadyaknow? It isn’t. Say hello then to twelve-tracker Soul Sides which mixes up the new and the old, the soulful, the funky and the jazzy, the torch song and the
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FARMFESTIVAL 2017: ADMIN ’45s-only’ Mix (2017)

FARMFESTIVAL 2017:  ADMIN '45s-only' MixWhat sort of festival would dare to host a stage where there was a strictly vinyl policy on which only 45s of thirty years age or more could be played? Turns out it’s this year’s Farmfestival in Somerset, UK – more precisely on the 19:20 Soul Express to Discoland hosted by The Vinyl Social and the Vintage Mobile Disco. Bristol’s Admin is more than up for the task though and has raided
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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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BIG VILLAGE LITTLE CITY: Original Melody (2017)

Big Village Little City  Original MelodyPromising sounds come rolling out of Brooklyn with the arrival of new single Original Melody by live funk/ hip-hop outfit Big Village Little City. Expect heavyweight funky drum crunch, big NOLA-style brass action and the yin of female soul vocals as well as the yang of a male emcee from the eight-piece outfit. The band’s compass is firmly pointing to party central and like the hook goes
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LEE FIELDS: Make The World Better (2017) Video

LEE FIELDS:  Make The World Better (2017) President's Day protest videoIf there were ever a day to post the new video by legendary soul survivor Lee Fields’ for Special Night LP cut Make The World Better (filmed at the President’s Day protest in NYC earlier this year) it’s today. Those who’ve heard the album or caught the track when it was released as a single back in the autumn will know that Fields belts out a message of positivity over storming martial
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