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ALEXIA COLEY: Beautiful Waste Of Time (2014)

Beautiful Waste Of Time - Alexia ColeyRating: ★★★★★ Alexia Coley‘s new Dr Rubberfunk-mixed single – Beautiful Waste Of Time is kind of halfway between the funky soul jazz of Barbara Lynn’s Nice And Easy or Nina Simone’s Some Say and the grittier sister funk of Laura Lee’s It Ain’t What You Do But How You Do It. Which is another way of saying it’s dope. Just in case there’s not enough percussive presence on the original for you though
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Lay It On Me (2014) + video

Lay It On Me Smoove TurrellBerry Geordie is back, in the company of the mighty John Turrell of course, with their latest installment of the ‘northern coal’ sound. Lay It On Me is the first single off the pair’s forthcoming long player Broken Toys and the sort of big soul-clap stomper that is their bread and butter. Or whatever they can afford to eat up north now in these benighted economic times – probably a coal
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SMOOVE: Slow Down (B-boy Instrumental remix)(2014)

Slow Down B-boy remix SmooveA third Smoove & Turrell album is on the way, a single is due before that (for both of which, check back with the Monkey soon) and before that, Smoove keeps the funk-soul massive’s enthusiasm for all things S&T-flavoured well fluffed by favouring us with this b-boy instrumental. I feel like I should know that sample though – something classic and soully – what is it? It’s on the tip of my mind but I
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WACK RECORDS 13: SMOOVE & SUONHO ‘A Little Soul’/ ‘Summertime’ (Smoove remix) (2013)

Rating: ★★★★★ It’s been two years since Wack 12 and at least a year since a version of A Little Soul appeared in a Smoove mixtape. God knows, I for one have constantly pestered Berry Geordie to release this massive collabo with Suonho. Now, finally (judging by soundcloud) he’s given the people what they want. And what they want is this supercharged soul n bass rework of A Little Soul
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SMOOVE: I Go Wild (2013) Free download

From Gordy to Geordie! Berry Gordy released the Steppin’ Out LP by disco queens Hi Inergy in 1978 on his Gordy imprint which also featured the Stevie Wonder-penned Every Time I See You I Go Wild. In the same year, Detroit disco-funkers Brainstorm released their own version of the track. Thirty-five years later, disco digger Smoove, a.k.a. Berry Geordie, dons his edit cap, tweaks the beat on the latter for the new millenium and renames it I Go Wild – which
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TIKKA EDITS: Vol. 2 Lorilee (Smoove edit) (2013)

The next drop in the Tikka Edits series is Volume 2 which finds Smoove re-bake Bread’s whimsical seventies organ/guitar noodle Lorilee into sweet dub-disco deepness. Prevailing wisdom has it that a turd cannot be polished and yet here is evidence to the contrary as Berry Geordie burnishes the ‘yacht rock’ of the original to a mirrorball sheen with the aid of midtempo four to
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SMOOVE: The Only Way Is Oop/ De La Smoove Lesson 1 (2013)

Rating: ★★★★★ It’s been a while since Smoove‘s last official release but Berry Geordie is back with both remix barrels aimed squarely at the dancefloor on this sexy little 45 from the Digga Please label. First up is surefire lady-pleaser The Only Way is Oop a.k.a.Smoove’s muscular northern coal edit of Otis Clay’s 1980 lost classic more famously covered by Yazz eight years later. Over on the flip our man lets
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GEORGE BARNETT: Get Lucky (Smoove remix) (2013)

Right, so let me get this straight: 19 year old musician George Barnett has done a highly competent (but not wildly different) cover of Daft Punk’s planet-sized feelgood hit of the summer, Get Lucky. Which he just happens to have sung, played all the instruments on and performed. And generated nearly 115 thousand plays on soundcloud and over 2 million on Youtube in the
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SMOOVE feat. JEHST, MICALL PARKNSUN & DJ JAZZ T: Fresh Pair (2013) Free download & video

Imagine being so obsessed with things you wear on your feet that you not only spunk hundreds of pounds on them, but witter away endlessly about them. No, not women – men. And trainers. And so to Fresh Pair, downtempo ode to fly footwear and brainchild of a collaboration between soleheaven.com and fellow sneaker freakers Jehst, Micall Parknsun, DJ Jazz T and producer
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MR CONFUSE: Do You Realize: The remixes (2013)

This should be relatively simple to understand – Mr Confuse has had his recent Do You Realize LP remixed and he’s just released the results as Do You Realize: The remixes. In order to bring this about he’s assembled an impressive line up of production warriors which include a strong UK contingent (Smoove, Lack Of Afro, Daytoner, Dr Rubberfunk and Tom Eno) plus Hungarians
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