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MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 5 (Vinyl 7″)

MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 5Happily, there’s not been such a long gap between Mako & Mr Bristow releases this time as they deliver Stank Soul Edits Vol. 5 a mere six months after the sold-out and subsequently re-pressed Stank Soul Edits Vol 4.  For the new 45, the pair present you with A-side, Funky Diggin,’ which re-imagines a little known soul-rocker from a certain bunch of stoned soul picnickers as a mightily funky dancefloor-friendly diggers’ anthem.  Meanwhile
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KARATE BOOGALOO: KB’s Mixtape No. 2

KARATE BOOGALOO: KB's Mixtape No. 2Monkeyboxing is a sucker for funky martial arts references so Karate Boogaloo were always onto a winner when they submitted their KBs Mixtape No.2, the sequel to last year’s …No. 1. This second ‘mixtape’ continues KB’s work of re-interpreting, “songs from the 80s that were sampled into your favourite hits,” (hip-hop hits, that is!) through the prism of the classic library music sound of KPM
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BASEMENT FREAKS: Funky Buttons (Audio premiere)

BASEMENT FREAKS: Funky Buttons (Audio premiere)Those familiar with the party breakbeat ouevre of Basement Freaks’ may be a tad surprised to find Giorgios Fotiadis dropping a chilled set of mainly 80s-influenced funk on new mini-album, Funky Buttons, but they won’t be disappointed. The nine tracks on this release were created over the summer and are so thoroughly imbued with the heat of the season they more or less create their
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THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: 2066

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS:  2066Rating: ★★★★★ Not content with bashing out two super-dope, steel-drum funk albums (The Serpent’s Mouth and 55) since 2016 under their Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band alter-ego, The Mighty Mocambos have decided 2019 is the year to unleash yet another LP, entitled 2066, under their original moniker. Which is going some, I think you’ll agree. But have this German crew spread
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SURPRISE CHEF: All News Is Good News

SURPRISE CHEF: All News Is Good NewsNext from Melbourne’s library music-influenced instrumental outfit, Surprise Chef, is All News Is Good News – the title track and second taster of their imminent debut LP. If you heard previous track Blyth Street Nocturne, you’ll know that is very good news indeed. For having shown with that they can rock it with the likes of NYC’s cinematic soul crews with that one, they go a bit
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DR RUBBERFUNK: My Life At 45 (Part 3) (Vinyl 7″)

DR RUBBERFUNK: My Life At 45 Part 3Dr Rubberfunk continues his run of My Life At 45 – er – 45s – with My Life At 45 Part 3 then. Surely he must be forty-six by now though because Part 1 came out in July 2018 didn’t it? What’s that? Oh rrrright – I’ve got you – well – I didn’t think he’d mind since he’s made his age part of the title! Erm anyway – so Dr Rubberfunk is still a very youthful 45 and this one’s lead cut is the wistful (not to
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G LOVE feat. KEB’ MO’: Go Crazy (‘The Juice’ LP preview)

G LOVE feat. KEB' MO':  Go Crazy (The Juice LP preview)“I’m gonna lose my mind if I don’t go crazy,” reckons G Love on new track Go Crazy which features latter-day blues-man Keb’ Mo’. Truly a song for our benighted times, it’s the first preview of material the forthcoming album The Juice (set for a January release) and employs the sort of evergreen loose-limbed ‘delta blues meets laid back funky drums’ combo which has ensured
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THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Preaching To The Choir

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Preaching To The Choir The Mighty Mocambos return with new album 2066 shortly but before that there’s new single Preaching To The Choir for the many who are already converted to the gospel of Germany’s funkiest instrumental outfit. Mind you, this cut can only increase the size of the band’s congregation as it builds from the electric-FX tinged uptempo head-nod of the intro to full-on, funky horns-led
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MR BRISTOW feat. PHIL RAMOCON: Dangerous

MR BRISTOW feat. PHIL RAMOCON: Dangerous If you’ve ever wondered what the consequences of becoming Drunk On Funk are, wonder no longer – it makes you Dangerous. That’ll be the name of the new one from dancefloor slayers Mr Bristow and singer Phil Ramocon then. The follow-up to their 2015 EP, the track is a windmilling funk original which fuses synth, bass and vocal nods to 80s with punchy party breakbeats and a tale of a
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BOSSA 70: Si Voce Pensa/ Birimbao (Vinyl 7″)

BOSSA 70: Si Voce Pensa/ Birimbao (Vinyl 7Re-mastered straight from the original 1970s master tapes, two Bossa 70 tracks see the light of day once more on either side of the next vinyl 45 drop from Latin funk fiends Matasuna Records. Both covers, the super-rare and largely unknown A-side, Si Voce Pensa, only appeared on a 100-copy run of a promo 45 while Birimbao is lifted from the band’s self-titled debut LP of which only
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