Monthly Archives: June 2022

EMINEM feat. CEE-LO: The King And I

EMINEM feat. CEE-LO:  The King And I Eminem? I thought he’d retired. Anyway, here he is lured out of a life of daytime TV and queuing at the post office to contribute The King And I to the forthcoming Baz Lurhmann-directed Elvis movie soundtrack. Ahhhh – well that explains it! Do you want any one to guest with you on the track, Marshall? Um – yeah – I’ll have Cee-Lo Green please. Cue, the riff from Jailhouse Rock chopped
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THE MELTDOWN: Side By Side

THE MELTDOWN: Side By SideRight, here’s The Meltdown. What? Not again! You’re such a catastrophist – every silver lining’s got a cloud; there’s no problem too small to become a massive…what? Oh right, Melbourne band The Meltdown. Well why didn’t you say so?  Oh and their new single Side By Side too. About as far from a raging musical meltdown as you could imagine and rather more soulful balm for a
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Lex On The Beach EP

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE:  Lex On The Beach EPFulfilling the promise of singles Pigeon Pit and Lazy Breeze, here’s the full Lex On The Beach EP release from Lexsoul Dancemachine. And it’s homage to 80s funk and yacht rock is so full-on you can practically feel the wind ruffling your blond-tipped mullet. Hang on something’s out of place! That’s right, you’re not on the dancefloor; it’s time to roll-up the sleeves of that shiny Italian
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DESTRUCT: The Best You Never Heard

DESTRUCT: The Best You Never HeardThe Mind The Wax label’s services to hip-hop go up another notch with the release of West Coast rapper Destruct’s The Best You Never Heard LP. And if you think that album title is an idle boast before you’ve listened to it, a quick check of who the man has worked with should give you cause for pause since the list includes emcees of the calibre of Smif-N-Wessun’s General Steele
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ROY ELLIS: Rudy Skankin’ On The Moon (Vinyl 7″)

ROY ELLIS: Rudy Skankin' On The Moon Yes, you did read that right, original rudeboy Roy Ellis of Symarip fame has a brand new 45 coming out with a brand new song on it called Rudy Skankin’ On The Moon. Readers with keen memories may remember that this song originally came out featuring a pretty righteous set of vocals by Melbourne Douglas on Original Gravity’s Reggae Dynamite Vol. 2, so – er – why the new
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ALEXANDER KOROSTINSKY: Altin Maske (Vinyl 7″)

ALEXANDER KOROSTINSKY: Altin MaskeHere’s Altin Maske then, the second single to be lifted from the the debut solo 45 by Alexander Korostinsky. Second single ‘lifted from a 45’? Yeah – I know, I thought that was weird too, I mean surely if both tracks are on the 45, that’s one single, right? Is it a nod to the digital era? Is it a double A-side? Is it because there’s another video for this one? One thing’s for certain, it’s every bit as dope as Bones Of God, i.e. the Turkish psych
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THE BLAXOUND: El Maravilloso Sonido Instrumental

The PR for The Blaxound’s El Maravilloso Sonido Instrumental LP has it that bandleader Marta Romàn is, ‘hooked on the soundtracks of the Blaxploitation movies of the 60’s and 70’s,’ and you can certainly hear that coming through loud and clear on a set which has plaudits from both Neal Sugarman and Shawn Lee. Less that lead you to believe this is a nine-track album of wah
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NATHAN JOHNSTON & THE ANGELS OF LIBRA: Angel Of Libra

NATHAN JOHNSTON & THE ANGELS OF LIBRA:  Angel Of LibraThere’s a nice bit of atmospheric soul on this one as Irish singer Nathan Johnston teams up with Hamburg-based outfit The Angles Of Libra for new single, Angel Of Libra. From the off, it’s all moody organ chanks over a ride cymbal-drenched groove, later joined by strings to make for a truly epic sound as Johnston rasps gorgeously over the top about lost love. How to represent such goings
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WAX MACHINE: Springtime / Canto De Iemanja

WAX MACHINE: Springtime / Canto De IemanjaIt might, technically, be a very early summer release but Springtime is funky as well as folksy-psychedelic on Wax Machine’s new double A-side single ahead of the release of their self-produced Hermit’s Grove LP. I say ‘double A-side’, but it doesn’t look like this one’s taking physical form as a single so the other ‘side’ is basically a simultaneous digital release covering Vinicius De
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