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L’ECLAIR: Funky Splash b/w O Caminho Do Bem (Vinyl 7″)

L'ECLAIR:  Funky Splash b/w O Caminho Do Bem (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Just like Lexsoul Dancemachine before them, L’Eclair emerge seemingly out of nowhere with a highly accomplished debut 45 release – their new Funky Splash 7″ which has nailed them the endorsement of no less a man than Poets Of Rhythm’s JJ Whitefield. And with good cause too, for this original track is certainly set to disturb the surface tension of the funky
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FLEVANS: Who’s Got Me (feat. LAURA VANE)/ Take Your Money (Vinyl 7″)

FLEVANS:  Who's Got Me (feat. LAURA VANE)/ Take Your Money (Vinyl 7‘Whither next for Flevans?’ you might ask regarding the party breaks veteran who has lately signed to Jalapeno – a natural artist/label fit if ever there was one. Turns out the first destination on this new stage of his musical journey is a vinyl 7″ featuring a certain Laura Vane – last heard of in these parts in the company of The Vipertones. What’s that Laura – Who’s Got Me? Well it’ll be
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: The Serpent’s Mouth

BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND:  The Serpent's MouthRating: ★★★★★ Turns out it’s been two years since Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band’s heavy-hitting debut 55 on Big Crown Records so it’s not really surprising that the follow-up is here already. Of course, if the band were following the traditional pattern of releases then new long player, The Serpent’s Mouth, would provide us with similar thrills to LP number one with perhaps a bit of the
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LUCKY BROWN & THE S.G.’s: Mesquite Suite

LUCKY BROWN & THE S.G.'s: Mesquite SuiteMesquite Suite? ‘Mesquite Schweet’ more like as Tramp Record’s latter-day funky heroes Lucky Brown & The S.G.s return with their latest full-length offering. Brown has been a Tramp regular since 2011 when his Lucky Brown’s Space Dream solo album appeared offering earthy blues and swamp funk, an effort followed by more of the same on 2015’s Mystery Road. The script has been flipped a bit for Mesquite Suite however with
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: 1 Thing

Ok so here’s one thing that’ll get you trippin’ – Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band’s 1 Thing cover of Amerie’s massive 2005 funky rnb classic. So that means they have to play drums like The Meters’ ‘Zigaboo’ Modeliste and deliver a steel drum melody that covers the guitar and Amerie’s vocals right? Right. It’s a tough call but the monkey reckons they’ve nailed it up pretty tight and
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THE ALLERGIES: Dance Now/ Fade Away feat. ANDY COOPER (Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES:  Dance Now/ Fade Away feat. ANDY COOPERI think it was C+C Music Factory who once sang Everybody dance now!, and if new Allergies single Dance Now features a similar lyric and an implicit intention to make you sweat, let’s all offer up a prayer of thanks that the sort of dancing required for this uptempo sister funk banger is very much of the b-boy persuasion. And if you’ve seen the
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THE FUNKSTAMATICS: Koekwaus (100K Horns Mix)

FUNKSTAMATICS:  Koekwaus (100K Horns Mix)Looks like The Funkstamatics (a.k.a. the band formerly known as Euro Cinema) have been having rather a lot of success on Spotify these days recently clocking up an impressive one hundred thousand plays of their 2013 single Koekwaus. Thinking that perhaps they ought to celebrate, the band had a ponder about how they could top the
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SANGRE JOVEN: Zamba Zamba + VOODOOCUTS edit (Vinyl 7″)

SANGRE JOVEN:  Zamba Zamba + VOODOOCUTS edit (Vinyl 7Getting hold of an original 1975 vinyl 7″ of Zamba Zamba by Sangre Joven (a.k.a. their cover of Elkin & Nelson’s Samba Samba) has hitherto been something of a mission. As indeed has been finding out anything about this Peruvian outfit who, hitherto, have registered a big fat zero on interweb searches. Matasuna Records are not a
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SUNNY & THE SUNLINERS: Get Down b/w Cross My Heart (Vinyl 7″)

SUNNY & THE SUNLINERS:  Get Down b/w Cross My Heart (Vinyl 7Big Crown continue their excellent work re-issuing the back catalogue of Sunny & The Sunliners by releasing what is arguably the band’s funkiest ever cut – their cover of Get Down – on 45. Another funk-collector’s holy grail, its only previous single release was on the label, Key Loc, set up by Sunny himself way back when and finds the band deliver
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NOLA BREAKS V7: Dap Walk (MR BOOM remix) b/w I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man (PROFESSOR SHORTHAIR remix) (Vinyl 7″)

NOLA BREAKS V?7:  Dap Walk (MR BOOM remix) b?/?w I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man (PROFESSOR SHORTHAIR remix) (Vinyl 7Mr Boom has shown a keen ear for an edit for time now so it’s excellent news that he’s got himself onto vinyl and netted the A-side of Nola Breaks V7 with a remix of Ernie & The Top Notes’ clattering funk bomb Dap Walk. The result is a cut well over a minute longer than the original, with extra drums layered on and extended sections which include replacing the original’s fade with
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