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DAYTONER: My Sweet Baby/ Shout Love (Vinyl 7″)

DAYTONER: My Sweet Baby/ Shout Love (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Daytoner enter the 45 fray again this week with latest vinyl 7″ My Sweet Baby b/w Shout Love. The pounding A-side takes its cues from northern soul and makes heavy use of Jackie Wilson’s The Who Who Song though it is way more of an animal than anything that ever graced the sound system at The Twisted Wheel or Wigan Casino. Flip things over and suddenly we’re all
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THE TEMPTATIONS: Ball Of Confusion (BASEMENT FREAKS remix) Free download

THE TEMPTATIONS: Ball Of Confusion (BASEMENT FREAKS remix) Free downloadAnyone familiar with The Temptations’ funky psych-soul single Ball Of Confusion from 1970 will know two things about it. Firstly, that it provides a lyrical commentary on a society in turmoil and secondly, it is such an epic track it would take balls of steel to remix. What manner of remixer would dare? Well, it seems that someone who doesn’t baulk at such a challenge is a certain George
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THE REBEL feat. ILLSPOKINN: The Sculptor (Vinyl 7″)

THE REBEL feat. ILLSPOKINN: The SculptorRating: ★★★★★ Oh shit! Can’t see this hanging around for long when it gets released next week. Hot new 45 thrills from the DJ’s Choice label as they enlist the services of one of the monkey’s favourite DJ/ producers, The Rebel, who returns with a band, NYC emcee Illspokinn and seven inch banger The Sculptor.  It’s a project that sees the outfit channel peak-era The J.B.’s perfectly while Illspokinn holds forth on the mic. Flip that bad boy
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PERFECT TOY RECORDS: Down In The Valley 3 & 4

PERFECT TOY RECORDS: Down In The Valley 3 & 4If you’d already had success dropping a double volume of super obscure but super dope garage soul and psych-funk (not to mention all shades in between and beyond) and you had a crate digger on speed dial who you knew could turn up another payload of such nuggets – you’d probably give him the green light straight away. Which is precisely what Perfect Toy Records have done on
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KELLY FINNIGAN: The Tales People Tell

KELLY FINNIGAN: The Tales People TellIf there’s one tale people will tell about 2019, it’s that it was an epic year for classic soul albums. Eli Paperboy Reed’s 99 Cent Dreams, Lee Fields’ It Rains Love and Bobby Oroza’s This Love are already out while Tanika Charles’ The Gumption is imminent and here’s another to add to that select list – the debut solo album from Monophonics singer Kelly Finnigan entitled – er
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BOBBY OROZA: This Love (album) + Your Love Is Too Cold video

BOBBY OROZA: This LoveVying for the title of king of the new wave of lowrider soul must surely be Bobby Oroza with his debut album This Love. The LP is the culmination of a journey that began three years ago with the original release of the title track – a slice of summery Latin soul haze – on Timmion Records. Last year the single was re-released on New York’s Big Crown label and there was talk of a
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LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: It Rains Love

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: It Rains LoveThe success of the ongoing soul revival that began as the nineties ended and the noughties began gained much traction from the fact that a triumvirate of survivors from the golden era of funk and soul were hugely active within the scene. And while Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley may have sadly now have passed on, the man whose career launched theirs, Lee Fields, continues to
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MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4 (Vinyl 7″)

MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4 (Vinyl 7Stop the press! Mako & Mr Bristow finally release Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4! It seems like forever since Vol. 3 but now here they are with their fourth volume of funky 45 edits and three tracks no less, not to mention having jumped ship from Resense to Breakbeat Paradise for what just happens to be BBP’s first ever vinyl 7″! But three tracks on a 45? Well, like the boys say, their raison d’etre is
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KELLY FINNIGAN: Since I Don’t Have You Anymore

KELLY FINNIGAN: Since I Don't Have You AnymoreMonophonics singer Kelly Finnigan’s The Tales People Tell LP drops at the end of this week but by way of one further taster before it does – check out heartbreak groove Since I Don’t Have You Anymore. Following I Don’t Wanna Wait, it’s the second official single to be released ahead of the album (although, confusingly, Catch Me I’m Falling – which is also on the LP – was released ages ago
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COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS: One Of The Ones feat. KYLIE AULDIST/ Force Of Nature feature FALLON WILLIAMS (Vinyl 7″)

COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS: One Of The Ones feat. KYLIE AULDIST/ Force Of Nature feature FALLON WILLIAMSOf course if you’re one of Oz’s two biggest funk-soul bands, you’ll want to have some sort of vinyl out around the time of Record Store Day, and if you’re Cookin’ On 3 Burners, you might well want to make it two vocal cuts off your recent Lab Experiments Vol. 2 album featuring two of your biggest vocalist collaborators. And so it is that we get soul warmth and heartache from Kylie Auldist
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