DUSTY DONUTS 13: Flamboyant Move b/w I Don’t Understand Love (MARC HYPE & NAUGHTY NMX)(Vinyl 7″)

DUSTY DONUTS 13:  Flamboyant Move b/w I Don't Understand Love (MARC HYPE & NAUGHTY NMX)(Vinyl 72018 seems to have brought with it an influx of musical goodies and here’s another. That’ll be Dusty Donuts 13 then which – while an unlucky number for some – is likely to prove lucky indeed for djs, for both sides are lady-catnip. On the A, Marc Hype and Naughty NMX make the Flamboyant Move of re-flipping James Gilstrap’s much-sampled seventies disco slowie Move Me
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VARIOUS: Funky Country (Vinyl LP)

VARIOUS:  Funky Country (Vinyl LP)Rating: ★★★★★ When Light In The Attic put out Country Funk in 2012, and then its sequel Country Funk Vol. 2 two years later, who would have thought that the made-up genre of ‘country funk’ (essentially any 70s country track on which the drummer wholeheartedly embraced the syncopated rhythm zeitgeist) could yield so many bangers. Now Perfect Toy Records get in on the
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DJ MAARS vs. TOM SHOWTIME: Number One b/w Dr D.R.E.A.D. (2018 Re-edit)(Vinyl 7″)

Rating: ★★★★★ Continuing an absolutely impeccable run of reggae/ hip-hop edit business, Easy Now Recordings recently dropped their EASY004 nugget which, like its predecessors, commits one new and one well-tested club banger to each side of a coloured vinyl 45 – in this case a suitably vibrant red. The ‘new’ is Maars’ solo rocksteady re-version of Bahamadia’s
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HOLLIE COOK: Vessel Of Love + 2018 Tour dates

HOLLIE COOK: Vessel Of LoveIf a couple of fairly big factors have changed since Hollie Cook’s last LP, you can rest assured that the new one, entitled Vessel Of Love, is the most fully-realised manifestation of her distinctive brand of pop-oriented dub reggae yet. Which is all very positive news given that Cook has switched labels from Mr Bongo (her home for her self-titled debut and 2014’s Twice) to Merge, based in the U.S.
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LACK JEMMON feat. KURNEL MC: Joan Jett (Remixes)

LACK JEMMON feat. KURNEL MC:  Joan Jett (Remixes)Having managed, arguably, to score the best track on Breakbeat Paradise’s recent Bring Back The Funk comp. with their earworm cut Joan Jett featuring Kurnel MC, Hungarian duo now bring back Joan Jett for the remixes. Of which there are six – which means the remix package of just this one track is the same length as – why – the entire EP on which the original appeared! But who got
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FEEL GOOD PRODUCTIONS feat. VOKAB COMPANY: Hold On To Your Money

FEEL GOOD PRODUCTIONS feat. VOKAB COMPANY: Hold On To Your MoneyHold On To Your Money, the new one from Italian production crew Feel Good Productions, finds emcees Burkey and Rob Hurt of San Diego’s Vokab Company hold forth about making ends meet. But that won’t stop you reaching for your wallet when you hear it. Despite the swamp-rock harmonica intro, this is all about resurrecting various aspects of the 90s West Coast underground with things
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THE FUNDAMENTALS: Thing

THE FUNDAMENTALS:  Thing Rating: ★★★★★ Top of your funk essentials list for January (and probably your funk edits list for a long time to come, no doubt) should be The Fundamentals’ monster edit of Dyke & The Blazers’ monster version of the Isley Brothers’ It’s Your Thing. With the title now appropriately reduced to simply a single menacing word Thing, the pair (consisting of X-Ray Ted and B-Side) eschew the
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CUT CHEMIST feat. EDAN & MR LIF: ‘Metalstorm’ video

CUT CHEMIST feat. EDAN & MR LIF:  'Metalstorm' videoWell here’s a Friday night treat for you and no mistake as Cut Chemist delivers the sequel to Storm – the Edan and Mr Lif-featuring best cut off his ten year-old solo LP The Audience’s Listening in the form of Metalstorm. And you know what that means, right? Yep – it means more Lif and Edan. Plus another electro-based, scratchadelic beat based around another sample from the same Vox
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THE HERBALISER feat. JUST JACK: Seize The Day

THE HERBALISER feat. JUST JACK:  Seize The DayWith a new album (Bring Out The Sound) due shortly, The Herbaliser set about generating some pre-LP hype with new single Seize The Day. Seize the day? – how very pro-active – anyone helping you with that boys? Just Jack? Who’s Jack? Just kidding! You mean Caaamden Town vocalist Just Jack of course. Presumably that’s because his unmistakably British presence provides precisely
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JERRY JONES – Compared To What (ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM Edit)

JERRY JONES - Compared To What (ROCKNROLLA SOUNDSYSTEM Edit) We’re not even a month into the new year and the good shit is rolling in thick and fast. Here’s the latest nugget in the form of a Rocknrolla Soundsystem re-edit of the title track from Compared To What – the rare Studio One album recorded by Philly soul man Jerry Jones back in 1971. With full respect to the original, the RRSS boys unobtrusively extend the intro and beef-up
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