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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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THE MICROPHONE MISFITZ: Soul Rebelz (2016) video

Soul Rebelz Microphone MisfitzRating: ★★★★★ If you’re short of retro-boom-bap hip-hop, this is the week for you as Chicago’s Microphone Misfitz have a new video out for their super b-boy-friendly cut Soul Rebelz. 80s platform games graphics give way to He-Man-quality animation and finally to the Misfitz themselves intercut with martial-arts flick footage by way of a visual backdrop to the Ironside
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THE TIBBS: Next Time/ The Story Goes 7″ (2016) + video

Next Time The TibbsRecord Kicks continue to unearth the talent with the discovery of The Tibbs. Well, I say discovery – this Dutch outfit have actually been around for at least three years though this is their debut single. Here for your aural delectation on the one side is bluebeat-ish bit of soul (or perhaps a soulful bit of bluebeat) Next Time while the flip features the more northern-leaning The Story
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DOCTOR PETIER: Prologue (2016)

The-Prologue-Doctor-PetierThe NHS might be short of doctors in the early twenty-first century but the world of popular music is quite another matter. Say hello to Doctor Petier who is (or perhaps more accurately ‘are’) shortly to deliver wider access to essential funk services. The forthcoming album features drumming from sticksmen of renown Donald Johnson (A Certain Ratio) and Myke Wilson (of cult
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AESOP ROCK: Rings (2016)

Rings Aesop RockIndie hip-hop king, Aesop Rock is back shortly with new LP The Impossible Kid. Out already though is the video for album cut Rings – all lurching Def Jux-ish drums, synths and lyrical reflection that perhaps Aesop shouldn’t have put his artwork on the back burner. How to reflect that in video form though? How about having Rock stumble across a ‘missing’ poster for himself in a
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MONGRELS: You Dig Raps?/ Combat Divers 7″ (SCOTTY HARD remix) (2016) + video

You Dig Raps  MongrelsYou dig raps? Mongrels do. Who are Mongrels? Well, one half of them is none other than veteran Sheffield mic manipulator Kid Acne who you’ll be pleased to hear he’s still connecting “the dots by telekinesis” and “sticking to his guns like permanent adhesive” as he reminds us on You Dig Raps? which turns on a Tribe-ish jazz loop and a crusty old vintage funk break. He also holds forth
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