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THE THIRD DEGREE: Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Smoove remix) (2012)

Previously famous for covering Duffy’s megahit Mercy in a more authentically sixties manner than Duffy, The Third Degree have now crafted a future retro soul version of Kylie Minogue’s megahit Can’t Get You Out Of My Head. Hearing Kylie’s version used to trigger memories of a video where she suggestively rubbed her thighs. In the absence of any promotional video from The Third Degree what

JASMINE KARA: Blues Ain’t Nothing But a Good Woman Gone Bad (2012)

Swedish/Persian singer Jasmine Kara finally gets a physical UK release for her debut album with it’s Marlena Shaw-referencing title Blues Ain’t Nothing But A Good Woman Gone Bad then. And when I say ‘finally’, this must have been kicking around for anywhere up to two years behind the scenes since official videos for two album tracks were up on Youtube a year ago and another one was up a year

JASMINE KARA: ‘In The Basement’ 45 (2011)

Rating: ★★★★★
With various funk labels spewing out the white boy jazz funk in the last couple of years there was only really one thing for the label best known for that insidious practice to do. Start releasing dirty soul and funk. Thus it is that I find myself not only praising an Acid Jazz release but also comparing this cover of Etta James and Sugar Pie DeSanto’s classic

FUNKSHONE: It Ain’t Never Gonna Work/ Aberlady Fry (2011)

Funkshone follow up their mighty Soul Survivor with a new seven inch before their second album drops. Less raw than earlier releases, vocal cut Ain’t Never Gonna Work featuring Jaelee Small channels the seventies via the nineties. What? Yeah – it’s that twenty year retro cycle thing isn’t it because guess what was hot in 1991 apart from grunge? That’s right retro seventies funk.