Monthly Archives: November 2019

INNEREYEFULL: Night Of The Living Bass Bins

INNEREYEFULL: Night Of The Living Bass BinsNeither shuffling nor moaning or rotting (nor indeed a Public Enemy remix) it’s new single Night Of The Living Bass Bins from Cornwall’s Innereyefull. And if you want a sense of what that sounds like, think of an instrumental version of The Specials’ Ghost Town being channelled through a prism of the subtler end of late 90s big beat. That’s right, echoey guitar skanks, mournful
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HEROES OF LIMBO: Madchester Woman / White Noise (Vinyl 7″)

HEROES OF LIMBO: Madchester Woman / White Noise (Vinyl 7Alright our kid? Heard the new Madchester Woman vinyl 7″ from Matasuna Records? It’s from Heroes Of Limbo a.k.a. The Impellers’ Glenn Fallows and trombonist/arranger Gram ‘Canyon’ Treldavs. Turns out they’re mad fer a bit of 70s Afrobeat and Ghanaiian Highlife and wondered what it’d be like if they re-worked the ‘Mondays Loose Fit all Ebo Taylor like. And so buzzin’ were they after that
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DJ PNUTZ: The Breakmaker

DJ PNUTZ: The BreakmakerAre you sitting comfortably b-boys and girls? Don’t worry, you won’t be sitting at all once The Breakmaker begins for it is the latest musical feast for the feet and ears from DJ Pnutz. A new one already? It seems like less than half a year since our Californian heroine last hit us with breaks – but then perhaps that’s because it was less than half a year ago that our Californian heroine hit us
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THE EMINENT STARS: Bumpin’ On

THE EMINENT STARS: Bumpin' OnRating: ★★★★★ Five years down the road from debut long player Sittin’ In and Holland’s The Eminent Stars are back with a second album Bumpin’ On that very much capitalises on the promise of both that first LP and funk burner single Bar Shift from 2017. And if you’re wondering ‘does that mean a set heavily
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ROSS GO: Flava For Ya Ear EP

ROSS GO: Flava For Ya Ear EPCuttin’ It Fine Records rounds off the year in fine style with four-tracker Flava For Ya from Vancouver-based new boy Ross Go. It’s all about the hip-hop samples on Flava For Ya as RG chops up Craig Mack over a fat new beat to reinvigorate – well – that flava in ya ear of course. Following this, Got To Get Down goes uptempo with an instro full of vocal samples that’ll slot right into
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CALIBRO 35 feat ILLA J: Stan Lee (Vinyl 7″)

CALIBRO 35 feat ILLA J: Stan LeeI hope you’re ready for new Calibro 35 material for here is the Italian cult combo with new single Stan Lee featuring none other than Slum Village rapper Illa J.  Well – why wait for the likes of Dre and Jay-Z to pick up on you (and both have previously sampled this Italian outfit) when you can miss out the middle man. And the band are certainly getting their money’s worth since Illa J both raps
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: 12345678910

EL MICHELS AFFAIR: 12345678910It might have been over a year since El Michels Affair last made a musical appearance but they’re back now with 12345678910.  Admittedly, that is a title more than a little reminiscent of Bubbles De Vere’s telephone number although the track itself sees the band continue to pursue the atmospheric eastern-themed psychedelia that characterised last single Unathi / Zaharila. Where that single was
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SOUL FLIP EDITS 9: If You Ever Get Your Hands On Love / Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley (Vinyl 7″)

SOUL FLIP EDITS: If You Ever Get Your Hands On Love / Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Is it Soul Flip time again? You know it is – volume 9 coming at ya with a bullet on either side. First up is Gladys Knight & The Pips’ If You Ever Get Your Hands On Love and if you’ve ever spent time listening to original northern soul, you’ll know that while the rhythm is strong, those sixties production values didn’t necessarily prioritise the drums in the mix or the bottom end
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THE TEMPTATIONS: Just My Imagination (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Daydream Mix) Free download

THE TEMPTATIONS: Just My Imagination (RHYTHM SCHOLAR Daydream Mix) Free downloadThe ever-reliable Rhythm Scholar returns with his latest remix – in this instance of The Temptations’ 1971 cut Just My Imagination. The original is a rather wafty, full orchestral affair with drums you can hardly hear that harked back to the band’s smoochy 1960s material rather than the dirty funk of their late 60s/ early 70s psychedelic soul efforts. Mr Scholar knows what’s good though so he
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THE CIRCLE OF CONFUSION feat. CORNELL CAMPBELL: Yesterday Was History (Vinyl 7″)

THE CIRCLE OF CONFUSION feat. CORNELL CAMPBELL: Yesterday Was History (Vinyl 7The forthcoming Yesterday Was History 45 finds The Circle Of Confusion return with their vocalist hero and Studio One legend Cornell Campbell. This, together with the same band and vocalist’s collab. Hole In The Ceiling all the way back in January, means that label Rocafort Records has more or less bookended the year with rootsy reggae 7″ gems. Ever so slightly more digi-dub in
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