Monthly Archives: February 2019

LUCKY BROWN & THE SG’s: Sweet Tea (With My Sweetie) (Vinyl 7″)

On the PR blah, it says that Lucky Brown & The SG’s Sweet Tea (With My Sweetie) is the only ‘lost track’ from the sessions that produced last LP Mesquite Suite and damn if you won’t be glad they ‘found’ it again. Given the fact that the album took an afro-funky and film-score jazzy direction, you can see why a fat spit-and-sawdust, shuffling Texas-funk nugget like Sweet Tea might not have
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DE LA SOUL: What’s More (RHYTHM SCHOLAR One Of These Eyes Remix) – Free download

DE LA SOUL:  What's More (RHYTHM SCHOLAR One Of These Eyes Remix) - Free downloadIt’s been how long since De La Soul’s 3 Feet High And Rising came out? Turns out someone else they made an impression on all those years ago, besides the monkey, is remix junkie Rhythm Scholar who takes the road less travelled with this edit by plucking ‘blink and you miss it’ non-album cut What’s More from B-side obscurity. Not only that but he liberates the lyrics from the constraints
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KELLY FINNIGAN: I Don’t Wanna Wait + ‘Catch Me I’m Falling’ video

KELLY FINNEGAN:  I Don't Wanna Wait + 'Catch Me I'm Falling' videoThose who haven’t had enough smouldering soul of the Lee Fields variety lately will be champing at the bit when they hear opener and lead single, I Don’t Wanna Wait, from forthcoming album The Tales People Tell by Monophonics lead singer Kelly Finnigan which employs a similar sonic aesthetic to Field’s work on Big Crown. As if that’s not enough, there’s also a new video for Catch Me I’m Falling which is also on
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Solid Brass: Ten Years Of Northern Funk

SMOOVE & TURRELL: Solid Brass: Ten Years Of Northern FunkHoway man! Was it really as long ago as 2009 that Smoove & Turrell burst onto the scene with debut album Antique Soul prompting the monkey to re-name Smoove, ‘Berry Geordie’? You’d better believe it! Ten whole years of solid brass – er – I mean solid gold releases – and whether you call it ‘northern funk’ or ‘northern coal’, it’s been a whirlwind ride of world-beating music that has
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DUBBEN: Jesus Boogie b/w Cachaça (Vinyl 7″)

DUBBEN:  Jesus Boogie b/w Cachaça (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ How do Matasuna Records do it? The time between vinyl 7″ releases shrinks again yet they put out their best release so far – why it’s against all natural law! Not that anyone will be complaining about this brace of Latin bangers from serial editors and former Resense and GAMM suspects Dubben, you understand. A-side Jesus Boogie is a re-version of a seventies Brazilian
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MADISON WASHINGTON feat. THE ABOLITIONISTS: Plantation Earth/ Divine Frankensteins

MADISON WASHINGTON feat. THE ABOLITIONISTS:  Plantation Earth b/w It’s posse cut time as Paris/ Brooklyn/ Oakland trio The Abolitionists join Madison Washington’s Malik Ameer to lay it down on the mic for Plantation Earth. And what better way to lyrically explore the idea that the entire planet is no better than a giant version of an ante-bellum cotton plantation than over funky drum breaks drenched in jazzy
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THE LEBRON BROTHERS ORCHESTRA: Psychedelic Goes Latin

THE LEBRON BROTHERS ORCHESTRA:  Psychedelic Goes LatinIf you were only ever going to get yourself one Latin soul record – it would probably have to be this one – 1967 classic Psychedelic Goes Latin by Puerto Rican outfit The Lebron Brothers Orchestra. The very epitome of the Latin boogaloo melting pot of salsa, mambo, soul and funk, it’s a bare eight tracks deep – every one of which could have
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THE ALLERGIES: Keep It Moving EP

THE ALLERGIES:  Keep It Moving EPYou’re going the distance, going for speed, carefully clambering up the greasy pole of the music business but what to do in the lull between albums? Why – keep things moving of course! And so it is that Bristol’s funky sons The Allergies drop new four track EP Keep It Moving. The title track, naturally, is the Skunkadelic-featuring number
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LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND feat. REDMAN: What I’m After (TOY BEATS REMIX) Free download

LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND feat. REDMAN:  What I'm After (TOY BEATS REMIX) Free downloadRating: ★★★★★ It’s been a while since MB has done a free download, hasn’t it? I know what you’re thinking though – you’re thinking ‘What am I after?’ And the answer my friends is is ‘a funked-up chunk of old school hip-hop.’ Luckily for you Toy Beats has been busy with Lords Of The Underground’s Redman-featuring What I’m After from ’94 album Keepers of The Funk. Happily TB is
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BRONX SLANG: Ladies & Gentlemen

That Bronx Slang LP has been a minute coming hasn’t it? And – er – it’s still not out. Close though. But if Ladies & Gentlemen isn’t the long-awaited full-length effort from Bronx emcees Jerry Beeks and Shootyz Groove’s Ollie Miggs, it does at least follow Well Well Well and Run Away Suckas to become the third single off it. So – while you await the album’s early March release why not sit back
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