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THE WOMACK SISTERS: Darling (2017) Video

Darling The Womack SistersHello it’s The Supremes. I mean the Lovelites – no – The Vandellas – ooh, no – its The Womack Sisters. Now there’s a name with a soul lineage. And they are actually the daughters of Cecil and Linda Cooke Womack which means…they’re also the granddaughters of soul legend Sam Cooke. Of course they won’t be channelling a Motown soul vibe – it being 2017 and all, don’t be ridiculous –
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DJ FORMAT & ABDOMINAL: ‘Behind The Scenes’ video (2017)

Behind The Scenes DJ Format AbdominalRating: ★★★★★ Poor old Abdominal – trying to make a living out of being a full-time emcee. How quaint. Still, it does provide ample material for a wry look at how that actually works in 2017 on new Abs and Format cut Behind The Scenes. And how it works is that crate-digger and veteran creator of phat shit, DJ Format, puts together a
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SADAT X: The Bass Player (2016) + video

the-bass-player-sadat-xStill spawning singles at this late stage in the year is Sadat X‘s summer LP Agua though I don’t think anyone will be complaining about the Brand Nubian’s latest, The Bass Player, one of the few LP cuts that features X on a solo tip. It’s charm comes from a beat replete with clattery drums and bassy funk courtesy of Bushwick bad boys Da Beatminerz and X’s distinctively raucous drawl as he spits
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MARTA REN & THE GROOVELVETS: So Long (2016) + video

so-long-marta-ren-groovelvetsNext up in the way of a single from Marta Ren & The Groovelvets is the noirish pomp of torch song So Long and judging by all the swearing it seems that soul hurricane Marta’s a bit upset. What could the matter possibly be? Well, a number of things it seems, though when she finally gets around to mentioning a former lover who left her, you suspect he’s probably the root cause. But how
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HANNAH WILLIAMS & THE AFFIRMATIONS: Dazed & Confused (2016)

dazed-confused-hannah-williams-affirmationsRating: ★★★★★ Travellers down the Led Zeppelin covers highway, are strongly advised to look out for dodgy reggae tracks with even more dodgy names (D’Yer Maker) and any lyrical references to The Lord of the Rings strewn in their path. Given the frequency of the latter, that does make for a dangerous journey. It’s enough to make you arrive at your destination dazed and confused in fact
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MAKO & THE HAWK feat. CHIMA ANYA: The Devil Made Me Do It/ Strut Your Stuff – 7″ (2016) + official videos

the-devil-made-me-do-it-strut-your-stuff-mako-the-hawk-chima-anyaSo there’s been all that Mako & Mr Bristow action in the last year or two but what has been up with Mako & The Hawk, you might have wondered. Well, wonder no longer – the pair who sound a bit like a 1970s cop show are back with a double A-side wax 45 of all-original, sample-based, party-friendly
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SADAT X feat. ED OG & FOKIS: Da Hustle Don’t Stop (2016)

da-hustle-dont-stop-sadat-x-ed-og-fokisHere’s the new one one off Sadat X‘s Agua album entitled Da Hustle Don’t Stop and featuring Ed OG and Fokis. “You gotta go out and get yours no matter the cause…for cheddar or you gotta break laws” – tell me about it X. Try having the server hosting your website go down for four days and then restored minus two months’ worth of content and then finding that any videos you embed are
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SHY FX feat. KIKO BUN: Honey (2016) + video

Honey Shy FX Kiko BunRating: ★★★★★ It’s been at least five years since rumours first surfaced that original junglist, Shy FX, was dropping a reggae LP full of 70s-style reggae and…it still isn’t out. Three years ago, our man did drop excellent the Liam Bailey-featuring Soon Come – presumably ironically given the island time that he appears to be working on, and now – just to fluff you a bit until the next tidbit (or,
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THE EXCITEMENTS: The Mojo Train (2016) + video

Mojo Train The ExcitementsRaw sixties guitar stomp and raucous female vocals? Can I hear The Mojo Train coming like an rnb hurricane? I certainly can! And you know that means that the best retro soul band in Barcelona and arguably Europe too (not to mention some claim to being one of the best on the planet) is fast approaching with a new twelve-track LP due this September. That’ll be The Excitements then
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MARTA REN & THE GROOVELVETS: Release Me (2016) + video

Release Me Marta Ren GroovelvetsRating: ★★★★★ What to release as the next Marta Ren & The Groovelvets single? Perhaps stank soul cut Release Me – one of the highlights of latest album Stop, Look, Listen? Well, it’s in the name isn’t it? But how to represent such a track in an audio-visual medium? How about getting two heavies to strong-arm Marta down into the bowels of some nameless building and leaving her in a
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