MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 6 (Vinyl 7″)

MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 6 (Vinyl 7It’s been a long road to getting this out – the small matter of a pandemic being only one among multifarious delays that nearly meant no vinyl drop at all.  Ultimately however, the forces of light have triumphed – in so sudden and final a turnaround that Mako & Mr Bristow’s Stank Soul Edits Vol.6 arrived before the PR was finalised.  So let’s cut to the chase – on the one side – Stealin’ Alright; on t’other side – Stolen Nolan. Cheeky!
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OTTO DE ROJAS Y SU ORQUESTA: El Tema De Coco (Vinyl 7″)

OTTO DE ROJAS Y SU ORQUESTA: El Tema De Coco (Vinyl 7Still coming correct with the Latin 45 heat, Matasuna Records drop something of a follow-up to the label’s previous Otto De Rojas release of a few years ago with this brace of light-touch remixes of the Peruvian’s funky, Latin-disco nugget El Tema De Coco off 1976 LP Superéxitos Bailables. First up to twiddle the knobs is Retro Roland Riso going large on the drums with extra
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THE SCRIBES: ‘Heart Breaks’ (prod. ASTRO SNARE) video + ‘Wash’ video

Scribes Heart Breaks videoLike the song says, breaking up is hard to do and we all know music helps with the pain which is indubitably why it’s such fertile ground for songwriters. Enter The Scribes with their own break-up cut, Heart Breaks off their Totem Trilogy Part 1 EP. Can they get a beat – or even some heart ‘breaks’ (thank you, I’m here all week!)? Oh hello, Astro Snare, thanks for stepping
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PAN AMSTERDAM feat. GUTS: Carrot Cake

PAN AMSTERDAM feat. GUTS: Carrot CakeThere’s nothing like a moist slice of carrot cake is there? Just ask Pan Amsterdam whose new single is entitled – er – Carrot Cake. Yes, that’s right, Pan Amsterdam, also known as jazz trumpeter Leron Thomas in a more normal universe where he isn’t a drawling leftfield emcee with a neat line in stream-of-consciousness lyrics and a phone contacts list full of top notch hip-hop producers
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OMEGAMAN feat. KROMANAUTS: Politics Of Greed

OMEGAMAN feat. KROMANAUTS: Politics Of GreedLook sharp – it’s all righteous fire from Omegaman feat. Kromanauts here on their soon-to-drop new single. That’ll be the thunderous, guitar-led funky reggae riddim that is Politics Of Greed then with lyrics that – you guessed it – exhort listeners to stick it to the man. What’s not to like? Omegaman did the bassline, Allniters & Ozskas’ Marty Fabok laced that with guitars and then Kromanauts added
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JIMMY PLATES & ENDEVERS: Vinyl Comeback

JIMMY PLATES & ENDEVERS: Vinyl Comeback90s hip-hop headz pay attention as some unreleased gold from Jimmy Plates & Endevers is shortly to see the light of day in the form of Vinyl Comeback. Plates first met Philly (also of Fabyl outfit El-Jay Burner) hip-hop collective Endevers during a London crate digging trip in 2002 and what followed was a more or less spontaneous recording session in Plates’ garage which became
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: ‘I Just Got That Feeling’ video

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: 'I Just Got That Feeling' videoJust out, it’s the new video for Andy Cooper-featuring track, I Just Got That Feeling, off latest Allergies album – the excellent Say The Word.  Probably the most serious track of the set, said cut provides a mid-LP moment of introspection and reflection amid the bubblegum breakbeat thrills, recalling material from Audacity-era Ugly Duckling. “Sometimes I stand in front of the mirror
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DIZZY DUSTIN: Bricks To Build (Prod. PANDAMONIUM)

Amid the regular flurry of Allergies releases featuring Andy Cooper as well as AC’s multifarious solo drops, you might wonder occasionally what’s happened to the other half of Ugly Duckling’s mic manipulation team, Dizzy Dustin. While not as omnipresent as his erstwhile comrade-in-bars, our Mr McFarland has been known to surface every so often with a new project and the arrival of single
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SNOOCH DODD & THE PRO-TEENS: I Flip My Life Every Time I Fly

SNOOCH DODD & THE PRO-TEENS: I Flip My Life Every Time I FlyIf you like the way El Michels Affair apply hip-hop sensibilities to cinematic soul, you might want to check out the debut single by Snooch Dodd & The Pro-Teens, I Flip My Life Every Time I Fly. Turns out this is a studio side project of Karate Boogaloo’s drummer Hudson Whitlock and Snooch Dodd only exists in his imagination – not that the monkey’s complaining – because the very real
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LACK OF AFRO feat. CAMILA RECHIO & WAX: You Could Do Better

LACK OF AFRO feat. CAMILA RECHIO & WAX: You Could Do Better Lacking an afro maybe but never short of a collaborator or two? It can only be Lack Of Afro’s Adam Gibbons’ whose new single You Could Do Better has an ‘impact date’ of 14 August which means you’re getting to hear about it early doors. And as the lyrics reveal, guest vocalist Camila Recchio is getting her own heads-up over an emotive soul groove about her choice of
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