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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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KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 68 (MORLACK) + ‘Just A Lil Action’ Free download

KATAKANA EDITS: Vol. 68 (MORLACK)Katakana Edits – blink and you miss ’em! Honestly, the last time the monkey covered a drop from this edits label was Vol. 63 in May this year which featured Morlack. A mere two months later and they’re already on Vol. 68 which – er – features the ever productive Morlack again. Obviously, it being himself, you might be expecting something in the way of DC go-go
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SARR BAND: Look At Me Baby (Love Saves The Day edit) Free download

SARR BAND:  Look At Me Baby (Love Saves The Day edit) Free downloadLove saves the day doesn’t it? And now Toulouse collective of diggers and party people Love Saves The Day spread the good vibes with an extended edit of Sarr Band disco biscuit Look At Me Baby from the band’s 1979 album Double Action. As it turns out, Look At Me Baby was one of the few tracks off Double Action that didn’t get released as a single back in the day though that’s probably
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JALAPENO RECORDS: Rock The Disco

JALAPENO RECORDS:  Rock The DiscoWith temperatures in the UK continuing to keep the mercury at heatwave temperatures, it seems only appropriate that Jalapeno Records channel the musical sound of forty years ago on the other side of the pond where another heatwave was occurring and the streets of New York city pulsed along to the rival sounds of punk, hip-hop
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RORY HOY: Flamingo At The Disco

RORY HOY:  Flamingo At The DiscoDespite being named after possibly the campest thing imaginable, Rory Hoy’s new single Flamingo At The Disco manages to restrain disco’s more flamboyant excesses for a down-to-earth and highly serviceable slab of mirrorball business that should fit nicely into anyone’s nu-disco set whilst also providing a gateway to old school disco sets or those comprised of Mr Hoy’s beloved big beat
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WAXNERDS: Faith Like This b/w Just Buggin’ Out (vinyl 7″)

WAXNERDS:  Faith Like This b/w Just Buggin' Out (vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Just out, yet another Waxnerds bomb as the former Instagram chat group turned vinyl edit and mash-up kings open the bomb bay doors again, this time with Faith Evans finding herself atop Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band. Since that does sound a bit rude, permit the monkey to clarify: essentially, the Waxnerds crew have spliced Faith Evans’ Love Like This ‘pella to
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: I Feel Alive/ Mr Hyde (Vinyl 7″)

SMOOVE & TURRELL:  I Feel Alive/ Mr Hyde (Vinyl 7The monkey told you Smoove & Turrell’s new LP, Mount Pleasant, was on the way and so it is at the end of this month. In the meantime, here is the second single and follow-up to Izo FitzRoy collab. You’re Gone. Entitled I Feel Alive and backed with Mr Hyde – it demonstrates once again that S & T have more than one musical side. The role they’ve carved out as radio-friendly Chic and
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OTTO DE ROJAS Y LOS ULTRA 76: Choca Las Caderas / Al Ritmo De Bump Bump (Vinyl 7″)

OTTO DE ROJAS Y LOS ULTRA 76: Choca Las Caderas / Al Ritmo De Bump Bump (Vinyl 7Matasuna Records deliver more latin action with this lively double-header 45 from Otto De Rojas Y Los Ultra 76. On the one side is classic uptempo latin jazz/ funk/ disco nugget Choca Las Caderas from 1976, adorned with the piano tinkles of legendary ivories-tickler De Rojas. On the flip the Peruvian combo try their hand at a cover of Soulful Strut by Stateside soul-jazz groovers Young-Holt
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