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DOPEGEMS: Necksnappin’ (2014) + ‘One Night Affair’ free download

Neck Snappin' Dope GemsRating: ★★★★★ Now then, what have we here? An LP comprising ten covers of 70s and 80s jazz-fusion obscurities with a name, Necksnappin’, that conjures up 80s and 90s hip-hop and a band name (Dopegems) that defines the end goal of every crate diggers’ searching. Er – well, yeah – what’s wrong with that? Absolutely nothing my friends, you’ll be pleased to hear

DOPEGEMS: ‘Journey To The Shore’ 7 inch (2012)

James Brown might have invented funk but some, like George Clinton, took the idea and ran with it to the very edge of pop music as we know it. Others ran wayyy beyond. That’s right folks – I’m on about the crazy spaced-out world of funky seventies jazz fusion. Or as I like to think about it, the ‘Marmite’ corner of the funk universe. Full of epic instrumental odysseys, tempo changes, and an