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NICOLE WILLIS & BANDA PALOMITA: I Call Your Name (SMOOVE remix)

NICOLE WILLIS & BANDA PALOMITA: I Call Your Name (SMOOVE remix)You’re Nicole Willis, you’ve got a brand new band (Banda Palomita), you’ve got a brand new musical bag that’s heavy on the 80s influences and you need a remix of your electro boogie single, I Call Your Name. So who you gonna call? No, not Ghostbusters! You’re going to call Smoove and get him to don his disco hat, and I think we all know that is a very ‘disco’ hat indeed. He’ll probably
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CALENDER: Hypertension (+ HOTMOOD edit)/ Ritmo Latino (+ VOODOOCUTS edit) (Vinyl 12″)

CALENDER: Hypertension (+ HOTMOOD edit)/ Ritmo Latino (+ VOODOOCUTS edit) (Vinyl 12Having got the gap between releases down to around a month, the Matasuna Records crew now shave off a few more days and just for jollies make sure the release is a twelve inch to boot. A what? Oh yes – sorry kids – back in the day there were two sizes of vinyl record, one of which was a whole foot across! Indeed between the late seventies and the noughties, 12″s were the DJ standard in dance
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Mount Pleasant Remixed Vol. 1

SMOOVE & TURRELL:  Mount Pleasant Remixed Vol. 1Aye, aye – Smoove & Turrell unlock the stems for a trio of cuts off their recent Mount Pleasant long-player and step hastily back as a horde of remixers steam in to get their scaly claws into the Geordie pair’s neo-disco and soul. Emerging bloodied and torn but triumphant from such a Darwinian bloodbath are Valique, Basement Freaks and Dr Rubberfunk. Clutched in Valique’s scarred
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NICOLE WILLIS & BANDA PALOMITA: I Call Your Name

So Nicole Willis has got a new backing band – Banda Palomita – and it turns out there’s this new long-player on the way entitled My Soul Sensation rich in disco, jazz-funk, soul, boogie and electro flavours. Before all that though it is rather customary to put out some sort of single by way of a taster, which, my friends, will be this – I Call
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CANNON & MIRRORBALL: At The Disco/ Discobunny Megamix (Vinyl 7″)

CANNON & MIRRORBALL:  At The Disco/ Discobunny Megamix (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ CANNON: Hey Bobby! Bobby! Where has he got to? Oh there you are – I see the Disco Bits label are getting stuck in for the new year with mysterious production outfit Cannon & Mirrorball who have just done a new disco biscuit 45 for them called At The Disco b/w the Discobunny Megamix!
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BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N Beats Vol 6 – SMOOVE

BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N Beats Vol 6 – SMOOVEOnce upon a time not even an annual affair, the popularity of the Bombstrikes label’s Funk N’ Beats compilation series has seen it become a thrice-yearly event in 2018. Now, following Fort Knox 5’s Vol. 4 and The Allergies’ Vol. 5, comes Vol. 6 to wrap (or possibly rap) up the year, compiled by none other than the man they call Berry Geordie – Newcastle’s favourite bongo-playing, producer
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TRAMP RECORDS: Can You Feel It? Modern Soul Disco & Boogie 1976-86

TRAMP RECORDS:  Can You Feel It? Modern Soul Disco & Boogie 1976-86Get your boogie on as Tramp Records wind up the year with Can You Feel It? Modern Soul Disco & Boogie 1976-1986. Bet you can’t guess what’s compiled on that. Just kidding, it is of course a completist’s set of nineteen super obscure and largely previously un-compiled (as we’ve come to expect from Tramp) disco and boogie hits from the very tail end of the golden era of funk, soul and
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LOOSE JOINTZ: Is It All Over My Face? (Vinyl 7″)

LOOSE JOINTZ:  Is It All Over My Face? (Vinyl 7‘Is it all over my face?’ asks singer Melvina Woods on the Larry Levan female vocal version of the notorious Loose Jointz disco track of the same name. And of course what was all over Woods’ face was an expression of joy at her love of dancing – so get your minds out of the gutter
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YAN TREGGER: ‘Catchy’ + ‘Ducks & Drakes’ (re-issue)

YAN TREGGER:  'Catchy' + 'Ducks & Drakes' (re-issue)Rating: ★★★★★ Back in the late 70s when disco and hip-hop were fighting over who was going to truly inherit funk and soul’s mantle it looked for a time as if disco was way out in front. Of course we all know that a few years later, disco was all but played out while hip-hop (in time-honoured fashion) had just been taking its time getting started – not to mention craftily purloining
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FLEVANS: Who’s Got Me (feat. LAURA VANE)/ Take Your Money (Vinyl 7″)

FLEVANS:  Who's Got Me (feat. LAURA VANE)/ Take Your Money (Vinyl 7‘Whither next for Flevans?’ you might ask regarding the party breaks veteran who has lately signed to Jalapeno – a natural artist/label fit if ever there was one. Turns out the first destination on this new stage of his musical journey is a vinyl 7″ featuring a certain Laura Vane – last heard of in these parts in the company of The Vipertones. What’s that Laura – Who’s Got Me? Well it’ll be
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