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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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JOHN TURRELL: The Kingmaker (2017)

JOHN TURRELL:  The KingmakerRating: ★★★★★ Stop what yas deein and listen up. Wor John released an album a few years ago and ye meet have missed it. Nivvor mind that though since the monkey’ll be gannin on aboot it for a few lines now ta fill ye in like. What really? A re-release of John Turrell’s 2013 debut solo LP The Kingmaker already? Even back then the man was singer in the Craig Charles’ Fantasy Funk Band by
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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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THE ALLERGIES: Entitled To That (Vinyl 7″) (2017)

THE ALLERGIES Entitled To That (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Entitled To That eh? And precisely what could The Allergies be entitled to as a consequence of their massive new single co-penned with Ugly Duckling emcee Andy Cooper in a neo-northern soul stylee? And by ‘massive new single’, I mean a banging horns-led stomp, weighing in with a classic 146 bpm tempo and featuring the supremely capable Honey Larochelle
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SOOPASOUL: Pushin’ Weight b/w Brand New 7″ (2017)

SOOPASOUL:  Pushin Weight b/w Brand New 7Fresh from the hot-cakes-level success of his massive recent triple run of Soopasoul Edits (his first releases of any kind in seven years), DJ Soopasoul appears to have decided that the time is ripe for something original too. Enter his forthcoming Pushin’ Weight 7″ – a title that suggests a celebration of narcotics distribution perhaps? Well, blaxploitation flicks
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SKEEWIFF: Coming Home Baby/ Triumph Stag 7″ (2017)

SKEEWIFF:  Coming Home/ Triumph Stag 7Never ones to merely flaunt it when they can parade around sporting nothing but diamond nipple tassles and a gold lamé cock-sock (metaphorically, you understand), the Jalapeno Records crew celebrate nearly two decades in the business by making their two hundred and fiftieth release a limited red vinyl Skeewiff 7″ double-header of Coming Home Baby and Triumph Stag
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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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IZO FITZROY: Skyline (2017)

IZO FITZROY:  SkylineThe new single from Izo FitzRoy is the title track of her debut LP Skyline and finds her busy doing a bit of soul-searching. In her own words she’s “Moving through the badlands, moving through the dark times, searching for the answer.” Is it under the laid-back piano at the start? Maybe the bluesy guitar has seen it? No? Bugger. Perhaps break it right down to just vocals and bass, yeah, and
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Love That I’m In 7″ (2017)

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER:  Love That I'm In 7Rating: ★★★★★ Looks like last summer’s Get Down fever made its disco-inflected mark on The Allergies for here is a new 7″ single – Love That I’m In – and it’s all about the Indeep vibes on the A-side. Yes you know, a bass-heavy late 70s/ early 80s style groove with breathy female vox and a rapped verse somewhere down the line courtesy of one Andy “There ain’t a problem he can’t fix
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IZO FITZROY: Skyline (2017)

Another in long line of A&R successes for Jalapeno Records, Izo FitzRroy is someone you can expect to hear a lot more in the future as the effects of her debut album reverberate outwards. Positively dripping with soul, jazz and blues influences, Skyline reflects experience gained by FitzRoy from touring in the Deep South of the USA and touring with the likes of Jon Cleary & The Absolute
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