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LET YOUR HAIR DOWN: BF Holiday

LET YOUR HAIR DOWN:  BF HolidayNext from Melbourne’s College Of Knowledge label comes this single BF Holiday from Let Your Hair Down. In the cinematic soul vein, this midtempo cruiser will slot in there right beside your Menahan/ Ikebe/ El Michels type material and also provides a rich seam of sampling possibilities. The band – originally The Let Your Hair Down Girls was an instrumental side project for the rhythm and
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KARATE BOOGALOO: Bumpy’s Lament

KARATE BOOGALOO: Bumpy's LamentContinuing their mission to interpret classic film and TV themes that have been sampled in hip-hop via their left-field, retro library music style, it’s Melbourne crew Karate Boogaloo with blaxploitation number, Bumpy’s Lament from the Shaft OST. Originally a relatively sedate piece of jazzy mood music with the lightest of drums and percussion, KB render the thing into a faster
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SNOOCH DODD & THE PRO-TEENS: You Gotta Love This City

SNOOCH DODD & THE PRO-TEENS: You Gotta Love This City You Gotta Love This City is the next single from Snooch Dodd & The Pro-Teens and comes hard on the heels of the last one. As well it might since it channels that seventies library funk/ car-chase vibe – albeit with a little more boom-bap oomph. No need to worry about a whole band fitting into the sort of musical muscle car with only space for a Bullit-mode McQueen or Driver-mode Gosling though, for the ‘band’ is just ‘Dodd’. And indeed
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KARATE BOOGALOO: Marriage For All (Or None At All)

KARATE BOOGALOO: Marriage For All (Or None At All)Melbourne ‘cinematic funk’ outfit Karate Boogaloo return with new single Marriage For All (Or None At All) a ‘personal manifesto of allyship’ written during the 2017 Australian same-sex marriage plebiscite.  Opening with a few bars of ambient melancholy, the track then plunges headlong into a minor-key funk groove featuring squalling guitar, fretful drumfills and underneath it
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SURPRISE CHEF: All News Is Good News

SURPRISE CHEF: All News Is Good NewsNext from Melbourne’s library music-influenced instrumental outfit, Surprise Chef, is All News Is Good News – the title track and second taster of their imminent debut LP. If you heard previous track Blyth Street Nocturne, you’ll know that is very good news indeed. For having shown with that they can rock it with the likes of NYC’s cinematic soul crews with that one, they go a bit
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