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YORK STREET HUSTLE: Cruelty EP

YORK STREET HUSTLE: Cruelty EPRating: ★★★★★ York Street Hustle get five monkey stars for achieving the retro funky soul equivalent of transmuting base elements into gold with their Cruelty EP and releasing music that genuinely sounds like it could have been made back in the day as opposed to being made in the style of back in the day. When you couple the ten-piece band’s accomplished re-creation of the sound of yore with
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BEAT BRONCO ORGAN TRIO: Road Trip

BEAT BRONCO ORGAN TRIO: Road TripChamping at the bit with lockdown? Can’t leave the house unless it’s essential? Why not let Madrid’s Beat Bronco Organ Trio take you on a musical Road Trip instead – for such is the name of their recently released debut album. Not that these three are strangers to the world of funk and soul – having racked up experience playing with bands The Sweet Vandals, Speak Low and Mighty
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THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Superstrada b/w Concrete Stardust (Vinyl 7″)

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Superstrada b/w Concrete Stardust (Vinyl 7B-boys and girls get your skates on – the brand new Mighty Mocambos single, Superstrada backed with Concrete Stardust is just out on 45! Both tracks feature on the band’s excellent album 2066, from which this is the second single to be lifted. Having proven to be live favourites, both cuts appear on this release in extended form. Superstrada opens with a drumbreak and
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MUSTAFA AKBAR: Attracted EP

The Attracted EP consists of the last five studio recordings by Mustafa Akbar, lead vocalist for Fort Knox Five, Thunderball and Nappy Riddem as well as vocal collaborator with Basement Freaks (among others), until his untimely passing last year. That he left a huge gap behind goes without saying and this release only provides yet further evidence of the extent of the gap, showcasing
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THE ALLERGIES: Felony/ Rile ‘Em Up (feat. ANDY COOPER & MARIETTA SMITH)(Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES: Felony/ Rile 'Em Up (feat. ANDY COOPER & MARIETTA SMITH)(Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ New Allergies LP Say The Word drops later this year but it would be tantamount to a felony for them to leave you till then without any new material. Which is why they’re all set to rile you up with a new vinyl 45 out today entitled – er – Felony and backed with the Andy Cooper and Marietta Smith-featuring Rile ‘Em Up. The former is the result of the boys having co-opted another
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J&B KINGS: Let’s Go-Go

J&B KINGS: Let's Go-GoIf things are all too gloomy for you at the moment, you may welcome this slice of funky DC go-go from the J&B Kings – Let’s Go-Go. The ‘Kings consist of Jesse ‘Dubmatix’ King and Bill King and this instrumental track follows up their Louisiana Strut in stylistically harking back to the roots of the genre and Chuck Brown’s original go-go material whilst maintaining something of a hip-hop
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR feat. THE SHACKS: Enfant

EL MICHELS AFFAIR feat. THE SHACKS: Enfant Coming at ya with the seventies porn-flick soundtrack vibes once more before LP Adult Themes hits, it’s El Michels Affair with Enfant. Cue a gently loping funk beat, louche horns, a quietly twanging acoustic guitar and a flute solo (of course). And that’s all topped off with lashings of breathy female oohhs, aahs and da-da-daas throughout courtesy of Shannon Wise of The
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KARATE BOOGALOO: Slappy

KARATE BOOGALOO: SlappyThe second single to be released by Melbourne cinematic funkers Karate Boogaloo ahead of their Carn The Boogers long-player is this new one, Slappy. The track features a sparse arrangement, at least initially, with rhythmical organ stabs and guitar over bass pulses and a spare kick snare pattern with double-time hi-hats occasionally punctuated by busier interludes and sounding for
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Rubix

EL MICHELS AFFAIR: RubixIf you want a further taster of what to expect from El Michels Affair on their hotly-anticipated forthcoming LP Adult Themes, look no further than new single Rubix. This follows November’s 12345678910 with which it shares a common cinematic soundtrack bent (obviously – this is El Michels Affair we’re talking about!) but while that took its cues from the Far East, Rubix is seventies
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DR RUBBERFUNK: My Life At 45 (Vinyl LP)

DR RUBBERFUNK:  My Life At 45 (Vinyl LP)If you’ve been awake over the last eight months, you’ll know Jalapeno stalwart, Dr Rubberfunk, has been dropping a series of hot vinyl 7s every couple of months entitled My Life At 45 – each featuring a couple of nuggets from the good Dr’s studio plus a bonus beats type cut. What better plan next than to assemble all the tracks (sans bonus beat cuts) together on vinyl LP? That means a second chance
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