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1. (NEW) T Bird & The Breaks – Esmerelda (Learn About It LP)
Massive bluesy funk groove – like Wilson Pickett fronting the JBs.

2. (NEW) Recordkingz (feat. The Beatnuts) – Rock Ya Shoulders (Single) (Recordkingz)
News Orleans funk sampling BANGER!

3. (NEW) Johnson & Jonson – Mama Told Me (Single) (Tres US)
LA rapper Blu gets to reminiscing over some psychedelic hip hop shit.

4. (NEW) Eddie & Ernie – Bullets Don’t Have Eyes (Single) (Daptone/ Eversoul)
The main source for cuts on Parker’s ‘Western Soul’ ’08 club hit.

5. (NEW) Mr Willis feat. Tones – Green Room (Unreleased)
Denver MC Tones spits big over Mr W’s speaker-worrying breaks.

6. (NEW) Daniel Merriweather (feat. Wale) – Change (Single) (Allido/ Columbia)
Signature Ronson production and a classic tune.
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7. (NEW) Laura Vane & The Vipertones – Steam (Single) (Social Beats/ Unique)
Cracking new soul sister cut.

8. (NEW) DT6 – Don’t Doubt Me (Single) (Starla)
Dirty breaks and Doors-style keyboard from Scots funksters.

9. (NEW) Chase & Status (feat. Kano) – Against All Odds (Single) (Ram Records)
Grime king Kano and the ‘Apache’ break. Gonna be massive.

10. (NEW) Eli Paperboy Reed – The Ace Of Spades (Single) (Virgin)
Yep. That’s right, the Motorhead track. Now comes with soul.

THE DT6: Don’t Doubt Me/ Open My Eyes – 2009 – 45 review

Rating: ★★★☆☆

I have a love/ hate relationship with this single from new Scots funk label Starla. I love the A side and I hate the B side. The instrumental A side – Don’t Doubt Me combines a snappy organic breakbeat with some of the most Ray Manzarek/ Doors-like keyboard playing I think I’ve ever heard on a funk track. Adding in a dash of wah-wah guitar it also shows admirable restraint by not overdoing the piccolo – Bamboos take note. Plus you gotta give mad props for the tartan label on the record. Then there’s Open My Eyes. Drawing from a much later era of funk it features a disco beat, the admittedly excellent falsetto vocals of Starla Records’ co-founder Marco Rea and a soaring chorus. It doesn’t so much tip its hat at the most insidious kind of ‘acid jazz’ as climb into it’s nasty corduroy flares whilst donning a black polo shirt and leather blazer. Evil. Very evil!

Listen to DT6 – Don’t Doubt Me/ Open My Eyes


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