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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Lex On The Beach EP

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE:  Lex On The Beach EPFulfilling the promise of singles Pigeon Pit and Lazy Breeze, here’s the full Lex On The Beach EP release from Lexsoul Dancemachine. And it’s homage to 80s funk and yacht rock is so full-on you can practically feel the wind ruffling your blond-tipped mullet. Hang on something’s out of place! That’s right, you’re not on the dancefloor; it’s time to roll-up the sleeves of that shiny Italian
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Lazy Breeze

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE:  Lazy BreezeBilled as ‘Balearic funk,’ the new single from Estonian funk beasts Lexsoul Dancemachine¬† is entitled Lazy Breeze and appears to be the sequel to April single Pigeon Pit which resurrected the ‘yacht soul’ slow-jam from the 80s. But why draw such a conclusion, when the last one was billed as being by the band’s alter-ego Lexsoul? Let’s consider the evidence. One, the PR for this says it
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LEXSOUL: Pigeon Pit

LEXSOUL:  Pigeon PitDo you hanker for those now mythical 80s summers when as far as the pop charts were concerned, music had more or less died and its replacement was sunning itself aboard the cabin roof of some ridiculously coiffeured, coke-snorting proto yuppie’s catamaran? If so, Lexsoul (a.k.a. Estonian funk commandos Lexsoul Dancemachine) have sorted you right out with Pigeon Pit – a
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RITA RAY: No Greater Love

RITA RAY:  No Greater LoveIf you’re not already aware of Rita Ray, it’s very much time to play catch up with the arrival of new single No Greater Love and word of a second album this autumn. The big cut off her debut long player was Disco Stu a track which, as the name suggests, supplied a healthy slab of disco of the soulful kind, while the rest of the material capably explored a mellower sound. No Greater Love
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Pump Up The Jam

Estonian funk outfit Lexsoul Dancemachine are known for their blistering live shows so it was only natural that for their first ever cover, they would choose Pump Up The Jam by Technotronic. What?! Pump Up The Jam?!!! The cheesy, 1989, Euro-hip-house, world-wide hit, Pump Up The Jam? ‘Pump up the jam, Pump it up, While your feet are stomping’ Pump Up The Jam? That Pump Up The
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: ‘Carambola Jelly’ video

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE:  Carambola Jelly Stand by for the Ugandan-Estonian funky disco-cinematic team-up that is ‘Ugandan Tarantino’ Nabwana I.G.G.’s new video for Lexsoul Dancemachine’s Lexplosion II LP track, Carambola Jelly. Carambola, is of course also known as ‘the star fruit’ and makes an early appearance in the video’s short tale of urban gangsterism with a ‘wife’ beginning to prepare
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Lexplosion II

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Lexplosion IIWhen they first burst onto the contemporary funk scene with Deus Lex Machina in 2016, Estonian outfit Lexsoul Dancemachine offered a funky vision that combined 70s funk rhythms and 60s beat guitar while their second LP was the rather different Con Funk Shun-esque disco funky blend of Sunny Holiday In Lexico.  LP number three, Lexplosion II offers something different again
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE (feat. CORY WONG): Money

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE (feat. CORY WONG): MoneyEstonian funk commandos Lexsoul Dancemachine find time to squeeze out one more single before the imminent release of third LP, Lexplosion II and it’s this one – Money. Ploughing an eighties funky furrow, the track makes the vaguest of hat-tips to Prince (among others) and somewhere after the bridge – about the time you’re thinking maybe the song is about to wrap
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Nu Reality

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Nu Reality ‘Six-headed Estonian groove monster’, Lexsoul Dancemachine is back with new single – er – Nu Reality. And if you caught them a couple of years ago when they barrelled in from left of field with debut LP Deus Ex Machina or the follow-up Sunny Holiday In Lexico, you’ll know they mean business both in the studio, where they’re tighter than a gnat’s chuff, or live, where the tightness slips not a
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RITA RAY: Disco Stu

RITA RAY: Disco StuRating: ★★★★★ Not for the first time, Estonia, of all places, staggers with a spectacular slice of soulful music – in this case Rita Ray single Disco Stu. Now, I realise that title might make it sound like a song about a bloke who wrangles trolleys in Asda car park Monday to Friday and lives only for the weekends when he becomes the local Tony Manero. But it’s not. What it is is a stupidly
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