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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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DBS vs BDK: Rok The Disco Tech/ DBS vs RKM: Italo Ritmo (Vinyl 7″)

DBS vs BDK:  Rok The Disco Tech Rating: ★★★★★ Is it the month for naming cuts after what they do? For here is another one on the latest of the excellent Discobits 45 series – Rok The Disco Tek – which will most assuredly rock the discotheque not to mention hip-hop club floors besides. Yes, we do have a bona fide disco breakin’ edit credited to DBS vs BDK – the latter of whom may be easily identified from his bars
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JAYL FUNK feat. GEORGES PERIN: Raise Your Hands (Vinyl 7″)

JAYL FUNK feat. GEORGES PERIN:  Raise Your HandsRaise your hands in the air for the funky new disco single from Jayl Funk featuring Franco-Greek singer Georges Perin.  Initially only available on vinyl 7″ via Bandcamp, the track features an A-side entitled (what else?) Raise Your Hands and B-side Love Time.  The former kicks off with a soulful call to ‘Raise yo’ hands,” before scratching into a repeated chant of ‘boom-shaka-laka’ swiftly
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: Dirt Off Your Shoulder (Vinyl 7″)

Dirt Off Your Shoulder BacaoIf you wanted a taster of the next Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band LP, Expansions, due at the end of next week (and lord only knows why you wouldn’t!) then here it is – lead single Dirt Off Your Shoulder backed with I Need Somebody To Love. The first is, of course, a fluid steel drum funk version of the 2009 Timbaland-powered Jay-Z cut that’s so classy, it’ll have you brushing your
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MR DORIS & DAZZLER: Everything Is Anything

MR DORIS & DAZZLER: Everything Is AnythingMr Doris & Dazzler come through with an irresistable slice of disco here in the shape of their Ghetto Disco debut release Everything Is Anything. The track takes its title from the spoken word Bootsy Collins track of the same name but sets it to a pulsing and hypnotic four-to-the-floor beat. Which is low key enough to provide both enough space for Bootsy to skewer the
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PROSPER & STABFINGER: Lockdown EP

PROSPER & STABFINGER: Lockdown EPLockdown drive you mental? Wouldn’t be surprised if it had. Still, some people kept the stir craziness at bay getting creative – Prosper & Stabfinger for instance who came up with Lockdown to drive dancefloors mental when everything opened back up again. And what you’re getting here is three different mixes of the track in question along with instros for two of them. First up is the ‘House
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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Vol. 6 (Vinyl 7″)

DJ DSK: DNA Edits Vol. 6 It’s not immediately clear how the monkey managed to miss out on DJ DSK’s DNA Edits Vol.5 but here Vol. 6 is already – and not that long after last summer’s Vol.4. That’s quite a feat I can tell you, given how hard Covid has hit vinyl pressing schedules! If you’ve caught previous efforts though, you’ll know that the DSK name is a hallmark of edit quality and that DNA edits have
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