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SOOPASOUL: If It Ain’t Funky Back It Up (Vinyl 7″)

SOOPASOUL: If It Ain't Funky Back It Up (Vinyl 7‘If it ain’t funky back it up,’ runs the sureshot male vocal hook of Soopasoul’s new 45 – er – If It Ain’t Funky Back It Up which channels the JBs in such a reliable manner that it’s in precisely no danger whatsoever of having to engage reverse gear. Naturally that means you can expect an upbeat, uptempo rhythm drenched in horns and funky guitar chops. Still, if you’re not backing up, there’s
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DRAGON FLI EMPIRE: Hold Down The Fort (prod. DJAR ONE) b/w Right On Time (prod. DJ COSM & METAWON)

DRAGON FLI EMPIRE: Hold Down The Fort (prod. DJAR ONE) b/w Right On Time (prod. DJ COSM & METAWON)Rating: ★★★★★ Beats House Records renews its relationship (established in 2015 on the A Little More Funk 7″) with Canadian hip-hop crew Dragon Fli Empire for another dope 45 hook-up. On A-side bump Hold Down The Fort, Djar One is ranking production officer while DFE’s Teekay commands the mic (and does his best Rakim-impression) and DJ Cosm pulls his best cuts out of the armoury
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DAYTONER: Needed You b/w Sicka (Vinyl 7″)

DAYTONER:  Needed You b/w Sicka (vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Right – look sharp – Fred Perry on and shake some talc on the floor, Daytoner’s only gone and dropped a rather enormous neo-northern soul 45 – Needed You. That’s Daytoner in the full live band sense of course. No pussying around with edits, mashups and programmed beats n samples, no, it’s all about the six-piece outfit, hob-nobbing with Craig Charles and rocking
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BANDERAS: Tema De Banderas b/w Banderas Mambo (Vinyl 7″)

BANDERAS:  Tema De Banderas b/w Banderas Mambo Vinyl 7For part two of ‘funky Latin stuff comes from the unlikeliest places night’ it’s time to introduce you to Matasuna Records’ new find – Banderas and their new 7″ Tema De Banderas b/w Banderas Mambo. Eleven-strong, Banderas consist of musicians, dancers and a DJ and are bound by a love of salsa, boogaloo and mambo. Nothing unlikely about that of course. Until you find out
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SOUL DYNAMITE 45: Wah Wah Wah (MARC HYPE & JIM DUNLOOP) / Bulgarianized (HUCKSPIN & MONOPHONIC)(Vinyl 7″)

SOUL DYNAMITE 45:  Wah Wah Wah (MARC HYPE & JIM DUNLOOP) / Bulgarianized (HUCKSPIN & MONOPHONIC)Rating: ★★★★★ Boo! and, indeed, yakka! – as new label Soul Dynamite 45s release what is effectively a double A-side 7″ featuring funky breaks cuts from two world-class production teams: Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop’s Wah Wah Wah and Huckspin & Monophonic’s Bulgarianized. Nothing so conventional or mundane as a mere A and AA denotation for Soul Dynamite though – they’re
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KING ROOSTER: Back Chattin b/w Fat Chance (Vinyl 7″)

KING ROOSTER: Back Chattin b/w Fat ChanceKing Rooster deliver their first bid to be cocks of the funky walk in 2018 with the second piece of Dinked 45 label action today. Back Chattin’ takes no crap off anyone with an uptempo funk bomb that seems to have been influenced nearly as much by amphetamines as the golden era of funk and soul and turns in guitar work that New Mastersounds-like nods to both Blue Note and New
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FUNKY BIJOU: What The World feat. MAFE b/w Por Favor (7″ Vinyl)

The first of two installments from the Dinked 45 camp today is this donut showcasing Funky Bijou a.k.a ces deux hommes francais who know a thing or two about what the breakers want. And on both sides of the disc here, that turns out to be Latin rather than Gallic flavour. However, if in the case of b-boy neo-soul cut What The World featuring vocalist Mafe, the sound of South and Central
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Rock Rock b/w Blast Off (Remix)(Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER:  Rock Rock b/w Blast Off (Remix)(Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Whoo-eee! You won’t know whether to Rock Rock or Blast Off with this new double-Andy Cooper-featuring Allergies donut on Jalapeno. Haaaang on a minute. Didn’t Jalapeno release Rock Rock and Blast Off on 7″ already? Like two years ago? Ahhh – you’ll be thinking of the original vinyl drop when a 45 featuring speed-rap Rock Rock and the album version of Blast Off
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BAZZA RANKS feat. DYNAMITE MC: Memories (Vinyl 7″)

BAZZA RANKS feat. DYNAMITE MC:  MemoriesDynamite MC displays an elephant-like power of recall on Memories, the new one from Bazza Ranks which is essentially a irie dancehall pastiche of (and homage to) Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s classic early 90s boom-bap adventure T.R.O.Y. But what’s old Dyna reminiscing about from back in the day? ‘Marijuana’ – well, you sensed he might…’good times’ – glad to hear it…’knife crime’
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BOBBY JONES: Welcome Back A Foolish Man b/w Lovin’ Hard, Livin Good (Vinyl 7″)

BOBBY JONES:  Welcome Back A Foolish Man b/w Lovin' Hard, Livin Good (Vinyl 7Rocafort Records make it a new year double whammy by following up news of the forthcoming Andy Cooper LP with news of another dope seven inch soul repress – in this case Bobby Jones’ Welcome Back A Foolish Man. Originally released back in 1970 on the Kack label (no, I can’t it would be like shooting fish in a barrel), this finds slept-on Chicago soul man Jones pleading with his missus to take him ‘back’ over a mid-tempo, strings-
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