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DJ’s CHOICE: THE REBEL feat. DARK ANGEL/ DJ VADIM feat. MACKA B (7″ vinyl)

DJ's CHOICE:  THE REBEL feat. DARK ANGEL/ DJ VADIM feat. MACKA BIt’s been a while since the monkey’s had any proper bashment business to report but that particular drought is over now with the arrival of this new DJ’s Choice 45. Hitherto, DJ’s Choice has, of course, been the collective term for Rome’s ‘soul shakedown’ party-starter the Rebel DJ and Lisbon’s Dedy Dread. Now, however, it is also the name of the record label started by the Rebel DJ. The first
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SMOOVE & TURRELL feat. IZO FITZROY: You’re Gone (Vinyl 7″)

SMOOVE & TURRELL feat. IZO FITZROY:  You're Gone (Vinyl 7Musical history is full of blazing, soulful duets – Carla & Otis, Marvin & Tammi, Smoove & Turrell. Wait – no – that’s not right – I meant John Turrell and Izo FitzRoy on new Smoove & Turrell single You’re Gone! Not that Smoove is ever far away from any action involving JT and here he supplies a pumping disco groove over which Turrell and FitzRoy explore the classic soul duet trope of
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GROUP MODULAR: Black Ray b/w Acid Wheels (Vinyl 7″)

GROUP MODULAR:  Black Ray b/w Acid Wheels (Vinyl 7If your life has been missing out on menacingly heavy paranoid psych-funk since the last MNP single on Markey Funk’s Delights label then you’re in luck. For Markey Funk (who else?) and Mule Driver are about to sort you right out with their new Group Modular 7″ – Black Ray b/w Acid Wheels. It’s the kind of release that sets the record straight if you think library music is for
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TIMEWARP INC: Funky Bob Timbales b/w Cinemafilm (Vinyl 7″)

TIMEWARP INC:  Funky Bob Timbales b/w Cinemafilm (Vinyl 7The resurgence of the 45 format continues with no sign of a market awash with old 45 reissues, first time-on-45 reissues, new originals and new booties drying out any time soon. On this drop, Timewarp Inc. digs deep into the back catalogue for a 45 reissue of a brace of eleven year old tracks that previously saw light of day in seven inch format a full decade ago. Funky Bob Timbales
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ANDY COOPER & DJ FORMAT: Get On That (Re-layered) Vinyl 7″ + ‘Do The Andy Puppet’ video

ANDY COOPER & DJ FORMAT:  Get On That (Re-layered) Vinyl 7Hello, what’s this? Why – it’s a new 7″ single collab., Get On That (Re-Layered) from Andy Cooper & DJ Format (!) and the latest video from Andy for track Do The Andy Puppet. Both tracks are lifted from our man’s recent sterling long-play effort The Layered Effect, though the ‘re-layered’ Format version of Get On That is a completely new
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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) + video

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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