Monthly Archives: November 2022

SUPER SATURATED: Sol Brazileiro EP

SUPER SATURATED: Sol Brazileiro EPCornish outfit Super Saturated drench the world in super disco breakin’ vibes on new EP Sol Brazileiro which certainly contains the sort of positivity you’d associate with Brazilian sun. The opening title track employs enough funky disco good time vibes to motivate dozing sunbathers on Rio’s Copacabana beach. This is followed by more of the same on Give You Up before the more muscular
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JOEL SARAKULA: Lonely Town

JOEL SARAKULA:  Lonely TownJoel Sarakula heads down the musical highway on latest single Lonely Town and pulls in at the 1970s. And I mean the 1970s. The music could be vintage Chic while the video contains vintage seventies movie footage, a seventies motel, seventies hair styles, seventies lava lamps, seventies fashion, a seventies colour palette, seventies carpet and, hell yes, seventies
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SABABA 5: Sababa 5 LP

SABABA 5: Sababa 5 LPRating: ★★★★★ Finally, the self-titled debut album from Sababa 5, a band so skilled they can even make atrocious 80s novelty pop hit The Birdie Song by Black Lace sound like a funky Middle Eastern psych-folk classic from the 70s – I shit you not. But if such a transformation of said track still makes you feel queasy, fear not, for it doesn’t appear on this album. What you will find however
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WAX TAILOR: Freaky Circus (ft. NAPOLEON DA LEGEND & MR LIF)

WAX TAILOR: Freaky Circus (ft. NAPOLEON DA LEGEND & MR LIF)The new one from French producer Wax Tailor is entitled Freaky Circus and features the heavyweight emcee pairing of Napoleon Da Legend and Boston veteran Mr Lif. It’s also the first single off Wax Tailor’s forthcoming Fishing For Accidents LP. The tempo is very much 90s hip-hop which means it’s unlikely to be above 99 bpm and in fact this one is in the 80s. Not that there isn’t
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DUB PISTOLS: Nice Up feat. HORSEMAN

DUB PISTOLS:  Nice UpWith new single Nice Up, Dub Pistols return to classic dancehall-inflected big beat (or perhaps that should be big beat-inflected dancehall) a.k.a the once and future sound of themselves, The Freestylers, The Nextmen and Lionrock. This one features legendary toaster and singer Horseman giving it large over a reliably bouncing breakbeat-powered skank. The ‘Pistols recently celebrated
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UGLY MAC BEER: The New Flame

UGLY MAC BEER: The New FlameMore sterling work from French producer Ugly Mac Beer with second single The New Flame off his forthcoming long-player The Valley Of The Kings due in January. If you caught the post about the first single and album title track just over a month ago, you’ll be aware that this is a concept album on which our ‘Mac creates his own classic Egyptian ‘sword and sandal’ movie epic via the
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TRAMP RECORDS: Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol. 4

Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol. 4Rating: ★★★★★ Tramp Records’ Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party series was quite possibly the Tramp compilation series that was never intended to be a series.  Vol. 1 has only ever been Vol. 1 in retrospect after Vol. 2 and 3 came out – and anyway, who knew there was so much funky Christmas material?  Mind you, having said that, the gestation for this one has been seven years –
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THE JIVE TURKEYS: Bread & Butter (Vinyl LP)

THE JIVE TURKEYS:  Bread & Butter (Vinyl LP)All the way back in 2010, Cincinnati’s The Jive Turkeys scored a pair of impressive firsts: the release of their accomplished debut long player for one and the fact that it was the first ever album release on label Colemine Records. The release in question was one which Colemine are shortly to re-release on vinyl and that is of course, their Bread & Butter LP – a twelve-track set of almost
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NIGHT OWLS: Cramp Your Style feat. N’DEA DAVENPORT b/w Your Old Standby feat. TRISH TOLEDO (Vinyl 7″)

NIGHT OWLS:  Cramp Your StyleRating: ★★★★★ If you’ve heard anything previously by Night Owls, you won’t need any words to convince you to cop the new 45 the instant you see that they’ve covered All The People’s massive funk hit Cramp Your Style. Firstly, you’ll know that this L.A. supergroup have made their name reviving the old early reggae trick of re-imagining funk and soul standards as funky
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LACK OF AFRO: Wide Open

LACK OF AFRO:  Wide OpenTurns out it’s been more than two years since the last Lack Of Afro release if you don’t count Adam Gibbons’ side hustle last year putting out cinematic soundtrack breaks stuff as – er – himself. So as he points out in the PR blah for new single Wide Open, “I knew that the first track back had to hit and to hit hard.” And hit hard it does. Nodding to classier late 90s big beat along
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