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VARIOUS: Mainstream Disco Funk

VARIOUS: Mainstream Disco FunkRating: ★★★★★ So that’s Mainstream Disco Funk as in ‘disco-funk music off Bob Shad’s NYC jazz label Mainstream Records’ as opposed to ‘disco-funk music that is mainstream in nature.’ Not that the cuts on this didn’t and couldn’t rock a dancefloor since they certainly could and certainly will. What this comp. on WeWantSounds aims to do however is shine a spotlight on the early days
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SUPER SATURATED: Sol Brazileiro EP

SUPER SATURATED: Sol Brazileiro EPCornish outfit Super Saturated drench the world in super disco breakin’ vibes on new EP Sol Brazileiro which certainly contains the sort of positivity you’d associate with Brazilian sun. The opening title track employs enough funky disco good time vibes to motivate dozing sunbathers on Rio’s Copacabana beach. This is followed by more of the same on Give You Up before the more muscular
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LOS CHARLY’S ORCHESTRA feat. ANDRE ESPEUT & OSWALDO CHACON: Nuyorican Disco

LOS CHARLY'S ORCHESTRA feat. ANDRE ESPEUT & OSWALDO CHACON:  Nuyorican DiscoLos Charly’s Orchestra return next week with the 130th release from Imagenes Recordings and a track that pays tribute to Latin fusion culture.  That’ll be Nuyorican Disco then, which is about as Latin as a disco biscuit can get, replete with jangly funk guitar, slap bass, retro ‘laser fire’ FX, layers of percussion, fiery Latin horns and Latin vocal motifs courtesy of Andre Espeut and Oswaldo
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SMOOVE: Multitrack Reworks Vol. 4 (Vinyl 12″)

Smoove gets, well, smooth, once again with the latest in his run of slick soul-disco-boogie-80s funk edits Multitrack Reworks now up to Vol. 4. And the two sides of this gold hand-stamped white label 12″ affair are occupied by tracks simply named Live and Egypt. Contemplate those for a while and at some point during the first 30 seconds of each you might twig that the former is
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SMOOVE: Multi-Track Reworks Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 (Vinyl 12″)

The British rail network might be a fragmented privatised disaster but northern funkster Smoove is all up together with not one but two of his Multi-Track Reworks arriving in a timely and efficient manner for the people. Vol. 2 sees him donning his disco hat to give three 70s and 80s giants some proper time and investment and, indeed space, since this is on the largely forgotten wax
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SAM REDMORE (feat. LUMI): Just Can’t Wait

SAM REDMORE (feat. LUMI):  Just Can't WaitHe’s done the funk (On The One with Haggis horns), soul jazz (Party with Lumi), a cumbia/reggae cross (with Andrea Brown covering SOS Band’s Just Be Good To Me) and more cumbia-isms on Georgia Moroder cover Tears so whither next for Sam Redmore? Turns out it’s planet disco and with singer Lumi in tow once
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BILL KING: Atlanta Underground (1979 Reissue)

BILL KING: Atlanta Underground (1979 Reissue)The last couple of years have proved fertile for Bill King who has not only produced stuff in collaboration with son Jesse ‘Dubmatix’ King as J&B Kings, but also seen him deliver new stuff and – as in this case – reissues of old stuff that previously didn’t get quite the love it deserved. Atlanta Underground (which seems to be a tribute to the district in downtown Atlanta) was King’s
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URSULA 1000 feat. EMMA NOBLE: Gimme A Sign

URSULA 1000 feat. EMMA NOBLE:  Gimme A SignYou can always rely on NYC’s Ursula 1000 for retro-futuristic sounds so it’s no surprise that Gimme A Sign kicks off with Latin boogaloo-style bongos and scorching Hammond keys. Our Ursula’s not one to confine himself to a single decade in his influences though so when a pumping nu-disco beat commences, adorned with synthwork, boogie and even Eastern influences
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SMOOVE: Multitrack Reworks Vol. 1 (Vinyl 12″)

SMOOVE:  Multitrack ReworksOne man who’s always got numerous irons in the fire is the man the monkey likes to call ‘Berry Geordie’. And so busy is Smoove (for it is he) that, in fact, it’s difficult to stay on top of all those releases – September’s Wack Records release Queensbridge vs Brooklyn hip-hop booty 45 for example which passed with nary a word from the monkey. He was last heard of around these parts
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ALI B: Swing It feat. AFIKA NX (JIM SHARP Remix)/ Music Saves Me feat. BABY BAM (BEATVANDALS Remix)(Vinyl 7″))

ALI B: Swing It 45Bombstrikes’ hugely successful 45s series continues apace with the latest instalment arriving next week and featuring remixes of cuts by label stalwart Ali B. First up is the Jim Sharp rerub of our man’s Swing It collab. with South African-American emcee Afika NX. Gone are the original’s abrasive Miami bass stylings and, in their place, Sharp delivers a lady-friendly boom-bap club
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