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KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 98 (MORLACK)

KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 98 (MORLACK)MB regulars will know that nary a month goes by without a release from the super-prolific Morlack and equally that rarely do more than a few of the equally prolific Katakana Edits volumes come out without Morlack having provided the music. By happy coincidence, it seems that by the time the Katakana crew got around to planning Vol. 98 (yes, 98!) Morlack had more than enough edits
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PROSPER & STABFINGER: Down In The Basement

PROSPER & STABFINGER: Down In The BasementNot a Sugar Pie DeSanto/ Etta James bootleg as the name might suggest, Down In The Basement is rather three tracks of super-funky, disco-influenced breaks and hip-hop courtesy of Paris-based Prosper & Stabfinger. We open with the pumping uptempo groove of the title track, a 121 bpm four-to-the-floor affair complete with Yello style bah-bah-bahs, pitch-bending synths
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Do It + video

SMOOVE & TURRELL: Do It + videoHeads up everyone, it’s time for a new single from Smoove & Turrell, which goes by the catch-all double entendre title of Do It. Said cut takes the form of classic S&T 125 bpm 80s disco soul and features more slap bass than Mark King and Flea going head-to-head in a bass-slapping competition on the planet Larry Graham. Meanwhile Turrell belts out the hook, “Come on and do it (Do It!)/
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Nu Reality

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Nu Reality ‘Six-headed Estonian groove monster’, Lexsoul Dancemachine is back with new single – er – Nu Reality. And if you caught them a couple of years ago when they barrelled in from left of field with debut LP Deus Ex Machina or the follow-up Sunny Holiday In Lexico, you’ll know they mean business both in the studio, where they’re tighter than a gnat’s chuff, or live, where the tightness slips not a
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FUNKIN BASSTARDS: Drop The Mirrorball

FUNKIN BASSTARDS: Drop The MirrorballWith a title like Drop The Mirrorball and cover art like that, you can probably already sense that this is the second disco-friendly payload today – in this case from Funkin Basstards. The four-tracker is the second BBP EP this year and also the duo’s second for the label. A mainly vocal affair, it finds four-to-the floor music shatter in a variety of directions. Sofia Kamina features on two tracks –
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KAZAHAYA: High Enough / Forever (Vinyl 7″)

KAZAHAYA: High Enough / Forever (Vinyl 7It’s pumping disco mash-up bizniz from the Disco Bits crew once again as they find a kindred spirit only too willing to bathe his work in the glittering coke-dusted light of the mirrorball. That’ll be sometime hip-hop producer Kazahaya then – a man clearly as spiritually at home in Studio 54 as he is at The Latin Quarter. High Enough splices Rare Pleasure’s Let Me Down Easy into Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – the latter possibly Inner
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ALESSANDRO ALESANDRONI: Afro Discoteca – Reworked and Reloved by CALIBRO 35, JOLLY MARE, L.U.C.A. and pAd (Vinyl 12″)

ALESSANDRO ALESANDRONI:  Afro Discoteca - Reworked and Reloved by CALIBRO 35, JOLLY MARE, L.U.C.A. and pAd (Vinyl 12Like afro-beat, cosmic disco and cinematic soundtrack vibes? Have Four Flies Records got a treat in store for you! The Afro Discoteca Reworked and Reloved 12″ has got all three in spades whilst simultaneously providing the sequel to one of those uplifting tales of musical discovery too. Back in 2017, a dusty old tape was found in the vaults of the soundtrack legend Alessandro Alessandroni
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IZO FITZROY: Blind Faith

IZO FITZROY: Blind FaithIzo FitzRoy’s back with new disco-soul single Blind Faith – the third to be taken from her forthcoming album How The Mighty Fall. Turns out it’s neither a commemoration of a certain late sixties supergroup nor a comment on the government’s Brexit strategy but a meditation on giving relationships another go when they haven’t been quite what they should. Helping her along on this
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TIMEWARP INC: Theory Of Revolution LP

TIMEWARP INC: Theory Of Revolution LPTheory Of Revolution?  Could use one of those in the UK since we’ve forgotten how to identify the corrupt, let alone do something about them. Maybe we should all boogie while everything burns down and if so, what better soundtrack than Timewarp Inc.’s fourth studio long-player? And what a mammoth affair Theory Of Revolution is, tipping the scales at a whopping nineteen tracks
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KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 94 (MORLACK)

KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 94 (MORLACK)If Private Eye released Katakana Edits they would definitely release Vol. 94 which – once again – features the work of party breaks’ very own ‘Mr Prolific’ – Morlack. Actually, this four-tracker has been out since 20 December but you know how it gets at Christmas. Ironically, now the party’s over, it’s all party action on this. Opener Wipe Mo is a
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