Monthly Archives: November 2018

NOLA BREAKS V8: Natural Soul Brother (THE ALLERGIES remix) b/w Meters Medley Pt. 1 (PROFESSOR SHORTHAIR mix) (Vinyl 7″)

NOLA BREAKS V8: Natural Soul Brother (THE ALLERGIES remix) b/w Meters Medley Pt. 1 (PROFESSOR SHORTHAIR mix) (Vinyl 7?)If you want people to put their hands together and groove to a funky beat, you might well enlist The Allergies – especially if you already enlisted them once before and it went down a treat. So that’s precisely what Professor Shorthair has done for NOLA Breaks Volume 8, getting said Allergies back on board to reprise the success of Volume 5. This time around, they’ve revamped Danny White’s
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DUSTY DONUTS 15: Our Dreamworld (NAUGHTY NMX Harlem Mix)/ Let Me Go A Million Times (NAUGHTY NMX Brooklyn Mix)

DUSTY DONUTS 15:  Our Dreamworld (NAUGHTY NMX Harlem Mix)/ Let Me Go A Million Times (NAUGHTY NMX Brooklyn Mix)The monkey does like a slice of boom-bap soul so it was most uplifting to hear that the Dusty Donuts crew had managed to resolve recent mastering issues in time to unleash a brace of slo-mo bangers by way of an early Christmas present. This time around, crew member Naughty NMX is the man of the moment delivering Our Dreamworld (Harlem Mix) which mashes up The Continental IV’s You’re Living In A Dream World
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SOOPASOUL: Ya Looking Tight/ Soopasoul Theme (Vinyl 7″)

SOOPASOUL:  Ya Looking Tight/ Supersoul Theme (Vinyl 7Not least of the tidal wave of vinyl 45s coming out at the minute, the new seven inch from Soopasoul will be – what – the fourth Jalapeno 45 in as many weeks – when it drops next week. Featuring Ya Looking Tight and Soopasoul Theme, this drop may ring bells since both tracks originally appeared back in 2009 on Soopa’s debut LP Twin Stix – albeit in the sprawling glory that twelve inches of
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FLEVANS: It Just Goes/ Ex-Factor

FLEVANS:  It Just Goes/ Ex-FactorFlevans follows up September’s vinyl 7″ Who’s Got Me with new single It Just Goes – in a seemingly unstoppable flow of funk-soul-breaks-hip-hop singles from Jalapeno this autumn which just – er – keeps on going. Bristol singer Sarah Scott (whose credits have included work with both Parker and Boca 45/ Parker side project The Beekeepers) is here employed by Flevans to
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THE PUTBACKS: The Putbacks

THE PUTBACKS albumArguably the most leftfield of all the big Oz funk-soul outfits, The Putbacks follow-up the heavy soul of Dawn, their 2014 debut (a collab. with vocalist Emma Donovan) with this new self-titled effort. If you caught previous singles The Way (the LP’s only vocal cut) featuring neo-soul man Bilal or the more recent Oranges, you’ll know that things have now headed in directions both ‘cinematic’ and
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STABFINGER: Funkastick EP

STABFINGER:  Funkastick EPSometime Prosper cohort Stabfinger jabs the air dancefloor-wards with new four tracker, Funkastick, on Breakbeat Paradise and orders one and all to throw some shapes as he feeds party breaks appetites everywhere. And this release is kind of like a sandwich. The bread (if you will) consists of the title track and opener which provides uptempo instro party breaks vibes with a
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MF DOOM: ‘One Beer’ video

The monkey has known videos come out a bit later than the track that they’re for but fourteen years later is ridiculous. But then MF Doom (or DOOM, or whatever he’s calling himself these days) has never been one to follow the well-trodden path of convention and so the tardy arrival of the animated One Beer video for the track off 2004’s MM..Food isn’t entirely surprising. Turns out that
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DAYTONER: Apache Street/ Michael’s Incredible Twin (Vinyl 7″)

DAYTONER:  Apache Street/ Michael's Incredible Twin (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Oohh hello, yes please! Daytoner takes time out from re-vitalising northern soul for the twenty-first century to do the decent thing and oversee a vinyl release for a brace of his previously digital-only ‘Shedits’ – Apache Street and Michael’s Incredible Twin. You remember – they both employ the Apache break to devastating effect and deliver a punch that Luke Cage would
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STEPPIN’ TONES: Ruff Reversing (Free download)

STEPPIN' TONES:  Ruff Reversing (Free download)It’s been a while since there’s been a free download for you so here you are – how about the newest Steppin’ Tones booty cut which marries peak time funky bump Reverse The Hearse by early nineties hip-house legends Definition Of Sound to DMX’s Scenario 2000 featuring fellow Ruff Ryderz Swizz Beatz, Eve, Drag-On and The LOX? That’ll be Ruff Reversing then but are things
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PAN AMSTERDAM X OPEN MIKE EAGLE: No Snare

PAN AMSTERDAM X OPEN MIKE EAGLE:  No SnareHopefully you caught all the fuss about Pan Amsterdam’s superb debut LP The Pocket Watch back in the spring and are eagerly looking forward to more. In which case, you’re in luck since Pan Am is back with new single No Snare and in the company of Mike Eagle no less as the pair of them trade finely-crafted witticisms over the sort of ambient jazz-hop(this time provided by Pajama
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