Tag Archives: Funk


ERIC BOSS: Bad Luck Rating: ★★★★★ “If it wasn’t for bad luck/ I wouldn’t have no luck at all,” muses Eric Boss on new single Bad Luck craftily channeling an everyman vibe as old as the blues genes in funk and soul’s bloodline. It’s not just the classic simplicity of the hook that appeals either; there’s the raw drums, the sparse blaxploitation wah-wah guitar, the pulsing bass on the verses, the horns

THE ALLERGIES: Commanding 45s Mixtape – Free download

THE ALLERGIES: Commanding 45s MixtapeI don’t know, though I have been told, an Allergies mix is…
UNBELIEVABLE! Get on that dancefloor and throw some shapes private or I’ll stick my boot so far up your ass the sweat from my knee will save you going to the bar!
Ulp, blimey its Commanding 45s, the new mixtape idea The Allergies’ thought of while driving to a gig

LUCKY BROWN & THE SG’s: Sweet Tea (With My Sweetie) (Vinyl 7″)

On the PR blah, it says that Lucky Brown & The SG’s Sweet Tea (With My Sweetie) is the only ‘lost track’ from the sessions that produced last LP Mesquite Suite and damn if you won’t be glad they ‘found’ it again. Given the fact that the album took an afro-funky and film-score jazzy direction, you can see why a fat spit-and-sawdust, shuffling Texas-funk nugget like Sweet Tea might not have

SMOOVE & TURRELL: Solid Brass: Ten Years Of Northern Funk

SMOOVE & TURRELL: Solid Brass: Ten Years Of Northern FunkHoway man! Was it really as long ago as 2009 that Smoove & Turrell burst onto the scene with debut album Antique Soul prompting the monkey to re-name Smoove, ‘Berry Geordie’? You’d better believe it! Ten whole years of solid brass – er – I mean solid gold releases – and whether you call it ‘northern funk’ or ‘northern coal’, it’s been a whirlwind ride of world-beating music that has


THE LEBRON BROTHERS ORCHESTRA:  Psychedelic Goes LatinIf you were only ever going to get yourself one Latin soul record – it would probably have to be this one – 1967 classic Psychedelic Goes Latin by Puerto Rican outfit The Lebron Brothers Orchestra. The very epitome of the Latin boogaloo melting pot of salsa, mambo, soul and funk, it’s a bare eight tracks deep – every one of which could have


THE ALLERGIES:  Keep It Moving EPYou’re going the distance, going for speed, carefully clambering up the greasy pole of the music business but what to do in the lull between albums? Why – keep things moving of course! And so it is that Bristol’s funky sons The Allergies drop new four track EP Keep It Moving. The title track, naturally, is the Skunkadelic-featuring number

FLEVANS feat. LAURA VANE: Invisible

FLEVANS feat. LAURA VANE:  InvisibleFlevans’ latest single, Invisible, is the third to be released off his forthcoming long-player, Part-Time Millionaire, the second to feature songstress Laura Vane and the best one yet so let’s hope it’s showing up on everyone’s radar. It starts off with pensive rhythm guitar, bass and head-nodding drum break while our Laura hopes she can escape a ‘few dark days’ during which she’s been ‘choking

LANCE FERGUSON: Lance Ferguson’s Rare Groove Spectrum

Lance Ferguson's Rare Groove SpectrumSo there you are, listening to some rare-as-buggery funk/soul/jazz/ Latin track from back in the day on uploaded to Youtube but with crappy audio and wishing someone would re-press it to vinyl and, even if they did, if this section here were extended or if that soul tune was done in a Latin stylee and you’re thinking – hey, producers do edits of stuff like this for precisely those

SHEILA TETTEH QUAYE: Miss Uncertainty b/w Soul Caesar (Vinyl 7″)

SHEILA TETTEH QUAYE:  Miss CertaintyRating: ★★★★★ Here we go them – absolutely no doubt that Sheila Tetteh Quaye’s new funk 45 Miss Uncertainty is most definitely fire. Sheila Tetteh who? Nope, the monkey neither. This didn’t come in as a submission, it just hove into to view on the web and a quick stab at googling yielded nothing but dead-end Google+ and Facebook pages though there is an FB page for Swiss label That’s

DJAR ONE: You Keep Me Hangin On’ b/w I Can Feel Your Love (Vinyl 7″)

DJAR ONE:  You Keep Me Hangin On' b/w I Can Feel Your Love Need more soul in your b-boy sets or b-boy in your soul sets? Djar One’s your man as he re-versions two sista cuts from the sixties! First up is a supreme-ly beat-match friendly take on the Holland-Dozier-Holland-penned You Keep Me Hangin’ On as sung by everyone’s favourite Motown girl group. Meanwhile, on the flip you’ll be feeling the drums as some heavyweight