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DUSTY DONUTS 18: Espírito Do Rio (JIM DUNLOOP Brazil Wave Mix)/ Different Sweetnuts (JIM DUNLOOP & GRZLY ADAMS Walk In The Shade edit)(Vinyl 7″)

DUSTY DONUTS 18Rating: ★★★★★ Good times – Dusty Donuts 18 is on the way! As is their wont, the DD crew have been busy tracking down classic hip-hop sampled sources and then re-imagining the original tracks with the way they were sampled in mind and – hey presto – you have neither a re-build of the rap tracks nor an edit of the originals but something in between. Jim Dunloop’s Espíritu Do Rio (Brazil Wave Mix) gets it on boom-bap style with the
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WILLIE WEST: Fairchild (ZEMERALD DJ edit) – Free download

WILLIE WEST: Fairchild (ZEMERALD DJ edit) - Free downloadIt seems like a long minute since there was a free download on the ground at MB – and an equally long minute since we saw anything from Zemerald – a man with a good ear for a funk edit if ever there was one. In fact the last time was four years ago (!) and even then he was saying he didn’t have the time for music that he once did. Tell the monkey about it. Happily our man’s found the time to
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THE BAMBOOS: Hard Up + video

THE BAMBOOS: Hard UpGoing forward into the past in their twentieth year as a band, The Bamboos return with new single Hard Up that rediscovers the rawer sound of their early material. The mood is arguably more downbeat though with singer Kylie Auldist (who nevertheless sounds in fine fettle) delivering blues-themed lyrics such as “I don’t want a ride for free/ Ain’t no job security no more…Prices
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NICO GOMEZ & HIS AFRO-PERCUSSION INC: Chibiquiban b/w Chibiquiban (TONTON BOOM edit) (Vinyl 7″)

NICO GOMEZ & HIS AFRO-PERCUSSION INC: Chibiquiban b/w Chibiquiban (TONTON BOOM edit) (Vinyl 7?)Rating: ★★★★★ I bet you didn’t expect another Nico Gomez 45 re-release and accompanying edit so soon after the last one did you? Here’s one anyway though as super hot Gomez number Chibiquiban gets a vinyl 7″ outing – and it’s arguably even better.  Not least of the reasons for this is the fact that the edit on the B-side comes from Tonton Boom a.k.a Mr Boom which the
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SOULBRIGADA: Help / Love U Baby (RESENSE 048) (Vinyl 7″)

SOULBRIGADA: Help /  Love U Baby (RESENSE 048) (Vinyl 7?)Rating: ★★★★★ …and the second of two massive 45 booties from the Resense label today is a brace of superhot funky soul bangers from that man Soulbrigada. First up is Help – an extended, beat-heavy (but tastefully done) and very slightly sped-up rerub of a certain northern soul heater from Jackie Wilson that’ll have them helpless on the dancefloor. Big as that is however, it’s arguably
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: It Ain’t Working + Live video

SMOOVE & TURRELL: It Ain't Working + Live videoIt Ain’t Working is the third single to be lifted from Smoove & Turrell’s forthcoming new LP with the 80s after-shave referencing title of Stratos Bleu. What ain’t working though? Porter’s new parka? The new 80s-influenced boogie/ analogue electronica direction? Smoove’s maracas? Wash your mouth out! The title must surely be a reference to the properties of a certain legendary
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Adult Themes

EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Adult Themes Following 2017’s excellent Return To The 37th Chamber and its set of Wu-Tang instrumental covers, El Michels Affair’s new LP, Adult Themes returns to the idea of all-original content.  With a name like that, a cover featuring intertwined naked limbs and EMA’s debt to library music of the sixties and seventies, you might be expecting some sort of pastiche of 70s porn flick OSTs. And
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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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FOLD: The Prize

FOLD: The Prize Leeds band Fold follow Concrete Things with The Prize, the second single to be lifted from forthcoming LP Aphelion. The track departs from the band’s more usual template of ambient funky sounds accompanied by spoken word samples by adding a vocalist into the mix and it says here that the result falls somewhere between War and the jazzier side of Black Sabbath with shades of David
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DJAR ONE: Rescue Me b/w Bar-B-Q (Vinyl 7″)

DJAR ONE:  Rescue Me/ Bar-B-Q (Vinyl 745 soul edit/ re-works are bigger than ever right now and a man who always knows what’s good on that front is Le Havre’s Djar One who comes through with two biggies right here. First up is a Fontella Bass’s Rescue Me – an evergreen a peak-time party bump and now fully rebooted with a funky drum underpinning to give it that extra boost. On the flipside is another edit of Wendy
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