Tag Archives: Alexia Coley

RENEGADES OF JAZZ feat. ALEXIA COLEY: Magic Touch (Vinyl 7″)

RENEGADES OF JAZZ feat. ALEXIA COLEY: Magic TouchRating: ★★★★★ As regular MB readers will know, Renegades Of Jazz’s David Hanke is a tireless producer of original music and a man with Catholic tastes in both the music he produces and is inspired by. Party breakbeat, downtempo, afro, Latin and more besides – he’s certainly spread his love around. This time however, he’s all about the funky soul – a genre which, as regular MB readers

ALEXIA COLEY: Something’s Going Down (Renegades Of Jazz remix) (2015)

Something's Going Down Alexia ColeySomething’s Going Down? It certainly is – Alexia Coley‘s dropping another single from the autumn’s Keep The Faith LP which manages to be equal parts northern soul stomp and something a little jazzier. What you might call it…’northern jazz’ I suppose. Hmmm – that reminds me of something…Ooh – I know! Renegades Of Jazz. I wonder who’s doing the remix on this? Why – it’s

ALEXIA COLEY: Drive Me Wild (2014) + video

Drive Me Wild Alexia ColeyRating: ★★★★★ More excellence from Alexia Coley in the shape of the latin-horns flavoured northern soul of Drive Me Wild. She gets tingles deep inside according to the lyrics, which is what you’ll get when you hear it this too. Comes in Lack Of Afro and Skeewiff flavours too. The former goes in softly-softly before ditching the doo-wop percussion and unleashing something a little

ALEXIA COLEY: ‘The dirty dozen questions’ interview (2014)

Dirty dozen questions interview Alexia ColeyNow the monkey did actually give up on interviews – oohh – over three years ago but because of relentless pressure from Alexia Coley‘s tenacious PR team and because it’s Alexia and because she’s just released a dope funky soul single, the monkey made an exception. And so it was that a ‘dirty dozen’ questions were fielded to London’s latest soul queen. Of course the problem with providing

ALEXIA COLEY: Beautiful Waste Of Time (2014)

Beautiful Waste Of Time - Alexia ColeyRating: ★★★★★ Alexia Coley‘s new Dr Rubberfunk-mixed single – Beautiful Waste Of Time is kind of halfway between the funky soul jazz of Barbara Lynn’s Nice And Easy or Nina Simone’s Some Say and the grittier sister funk of Laura Lee’s It Ain’t What You Do But How You Do It. Which is another way of saying it’s dope. Just in case there’s not enough percussive presence on the original for you though

VARIOUS: We Are Friends (2014) Free download

Various We Are FriendsNow I know pan-European co-operation is not exactly de rigeur this year what with recent events on the eastern side of the continent (not to mention the persistence of piss-weak ‘What corrupt bankers? It’s immigrants!’ narratives beloved of governments) but a more hopeful model (and message) is provided on We Are Friends, a free twelve track drop of funk, soul, breaks and a dash

ALEXIA COLEY: Keep The Faith (2013) + ‘Love At First Sight’ free download

Retro-soul queen-in waiting, Alexia Coley, leaves nothing to chance on her debut single plumping for the tried and tested ‘one side torch song slowie/ one side uptempo stomper combo’ and delivering a classic vocal performance on both. Which to make the A-side though? Why – let’s make it the torch song!
“What’s that called Alexia?”