Monthly Archives: July 2022

SAM REDMORE (feat. LUMI): Just Can’t Wait

SAM REDMORE (feat. LUMI):  Just Can't WaitHe’s done the funk (On The One with Haggis horns), soul jazz (Party with Lumi), a cumbia/reggae cross (with Andrea Brown covering SOS Band’s Just Be Good To Me) and more cumbia-isms on Georgia Moroder cover Tears so whither next for Sam Redmore? Turns out it’s planet disco and with singer Lumi in tow once


PAN AMSTERDAM AND DAMU THE FUDGMUNK: EATRating: ★★★★★ If you caught the debut LP, Pocket Watch, by rapper/ jazz trumpeter Pan Amsterdam (a.k.a Leron Thomas to his folks and jazz appreciating fans), you’ll already appreciate the man’s talent on the mic and his instrument of choice. If you caught that and his subsequent material on the Ha Chu LP, you’ll know he’s worked with a variety of producers and the beats

THE PRO-TEENS: Doomsday b/w Curls (Vinyl 7″)

THE PRO-TEENS: Doomsday b/w Curls (Vinyl 7Melbourne’s instrumental cinematic funk outfit The Pro-Teens follow-up their DOOM covers 45 Peachfuzz from back in October last year with another brace of DOOM covers. This time around the A-side is DOOM’s Operation Doomsday LP (almost) title cut, Doomsday which gets a makeover and comes out sounding like blissed-out seventies soul. Actually, it’s not quite completely instrumental since singer ‘Polly The Invincible

G LOVE: Philadelphia Mississippi

G LOVE: Philadelphia MississippiHere we are then, two years on from the well-received Juice LP and G Love is back with the new one – Philadelphia Mississippi – still sans Special Sauce, but hooking up with a multitude of guests. While his releases usually deliver some sort of combination of hip-hop and blues, G has, in the past experimented, tinkering with the template to let the blues (on Coast To Coast Motel) or even

BLAKTRIX feat. SONNYJIM: Shoey (Prod. A.H.FLY)

BLAKTRIX feat. SONNYJIM:  Shoey (Prod. A.H.FLY)Time for a new Blaktrix single and despite the name Shoey our man’s not rapping about motorcycle helmets (which is spelt Shoei, of course) – though cohort Sonnyjim might at one point be referencing the time-honoured Australian practice of doing a ‘shoey’ i.e. drinking alcohol from footwear. Whatever the provenance of the name, this is basically part brag-rap, part battle

SOOPASOUL: Brand Nu (142 Original Studio Mix)(Vinyl 7″)

SOOPASOUL:  Brand Nu (142 Original Studio Mix)Time for more from the Jalapeno vaults to go out on 45 and in this case from the back catalogue of Soopasoul, though with something of a twist. That’s right – a twist – for this version of uptempo funk heater Brand Nu is not the one that featured on 2009 Soopasoul LP, Twin Stix. Nope, this is the ‘142 Original Studio Mix’ a.k.a. the first recorded version that later became a bit more refined. At least