Monthly Archives: October 2021

MR DORIS & D-FUNK feat. MYSDGGI: Cruise Control (Vinyl 12″)

MR DORIS & D-FUNK feat. MYSDGGI:  Cruise Control The hip-hop is heavy on the funk, stoner groovy and perfect for bumping as you roll down the strip on Cruise Control, the new one from Mr Doris & D-Funk who resurrect the idea of the ‘jeep beat’ with MysDiggi on the mic. Of course, with the price of fossil fuel rocketing towards record highs at the minute (as Mr Diggi notes) you’ll want to make the most of it while you can by playing loud at
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ESPINOSA VAN DOORNUM: The People’s Theme (No Time To Die)

The People's Theme (No Time To Die)Here’s Espinosa Van Doornum then with the ‘people’s’ theme to new Bond flick No Time To Die. Happily, (as UK readers will know only too well) they didn’t bother to let the people vote on what to call it, or they might have ended up with Themey Mcthemeface. So the fact that this crew went for the straightforward The People’s Theme (No Time To Die) is a mercy really. As is the fact
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THE DIASONICS: Gurami/ Gradient (Vinyl 7″)

THE DIASONICS:  GuramiFor those who thought the only funk coming out of Russia was The Soul Surfers, meet Moscow’s The Diasonics, the new signing to Milan-based label Record Kicks and proponents of what the band call ‘Hussar Funk’. That’ll be a blend of their favourite cinematic soul, eastern European and psychedelic influences over a fine selection of heavy breakbeats then. A-side Gurami is the one with
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VARIOUS: The Originals Vol. 1

The Originals Vol. 1 Golden RulesDropping slightly later than summer (as originally intended) contemporary funk compilation LP The Originals Vol.1 from German label Golden Rules is finally here! Following the lengthy run-up of digital singles which included every one of the fourteen tracks featured hereon as a digital single, this release provides the opportunity to hear everything on physical format too coming, as it
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THE REBEL feat. DANNO, THE GOOD PEOPLE, ICE ONE: Rebel Music (Vinyl 12″)

Blimey – a 12″ – remember them? They were king of vinyl formats for a while and ruled the clubs for nearly four decades until newfangled stuff like digital formats came along and and – er – the vinyl 7″ made a resurgence. Still, for disco and hip-hop, they were always the big donny dadda of formats and The Rebel knows what’s good for new release Rebel Music. Six cuts (yep, there’s a lot
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VARIOUS: Down & Wired 5 and 6: A Dose Of Psychedelic Funk & Blue Eyed Soul

VARIOUS: Down & Wired 5 and 6A double dose of psychedelic funk and blue-eyed soul? You like the sound of that don’t you? Of course you do which is why you’ll be feeling the two latest volumes of such musical goings-on from the Perfect Toy label. It’s hard to get stuff more obscure than what turns up on these comps. so rest assured you are extremely unlikely to have heard it elsewhere. Indeed, it’s the sort of thing
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HERMA PUMA: The Dope EP Vol. 1 (Vinyl 7″)

As far as the monkey can recall, that mysterious individual they call Pimpernel Jones hasn’t travelled under the moniker Herma Puma in some time. He makes up for that this year however with two releases using the name, the second of which is this – The Dope EP Vol.1 which is – well – dope. Available in both digital and vinyl 7″ format, what you get on both is a six track EP. Wait, what?! Six
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OREGANO: Melting Sand / Transmitter (Vinyl 7″)

Rating: ★★★★★ If you dig psych-soul, it’s most definitely your week since the second of two forthcoming Delights Records releases announced by Markey Funk (following the Les Hippies re-release) is this piece of 7″ glory from Oregano:  Melting Sands b/w Transmitter. Oregano? Ah yes – a new collab. between our Markey and, wait for it, Shawn Lee, Eleven 76’s Paul Elliott and RPS
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LES HIPPIES: Souci b/w Soleil Couchant (Vinyl 7″)

LES HIPPIES:  SouciThe first in a double autumn helping from Markey Funk’s Delights Records label is a 45 re-release of the label’s now ten year old inaugural drop from Les Hippies. You’ll have absolutely no worries about A-side Souci serving up the goods consisting, as it does, of gloriously laid-back sitar-powered psychedelia. Indeed – look at the title closely (and listen with equal attention) to a track
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NÉSTOR ÁLVAREZ: Fuego/ THE SUPERSONICS: The Chosen One (Vinyl 7″)

NÉSTOR ÁLVAREZ: FuegoAs the promo for this one points out, while Original Gravity Records only came into being in 2017, the recording history of label boss Neil Anderson stretches back a lot further than that. Which is why this Néstor Álvarez/ The Supersonics 45 is part of the ‘Original Gravity Archive Series’ since it features one recording from 1998 (!) and another from 2010. On the A-side, Mr Anderson
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