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MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 6 (Vinyl 7″)

MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 6 (Vinyl 7It’s been a long road to getting this out – the small matter of a pandemic being only one among multifarious delays that nearly meant no vinyl drop at all.  Ultimately however, the forces of light have triumphed – in so sudden and final a turnaround that Mako & Mr Bristow’s Stank Soul Edits Vol.6 arrived before the PR was finalised.  So let’s cut to the chase – on the one side – Stealin’ Alright; on t’other side – Stolen Nolan. Cheeky!
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SNOOCH DODD & THE PRO-TEENS: I Flip My Life Every Time I Fly

SNOOCH DODD & THE PRO-TEENS: I Flip My Life Every Time I FlyIf you like the way El Michels Affair apply hip-hop sensibilities to cinematic soul, you might want to check out the debut single by Snooch Dodd & The Pro-Teens, I Flip My Life Every Time I Fly. Turns out this is a studio side project of Karate Boogaloo’s drummer Hudson Whitlock and Snooch Dodd only exists in his imagination – not that the monkey’s complaining – because the very real
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ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: 30-60-90 (Vinyl 7″)

ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: 30-60-90Rating: ★★★★★ Got a new job? Original Gravity have just supplied your anthem in the form of 30-60-90 and four different versions in four different styles by four different OG artists no less. That’ll be ska outfit Prince Alphonso & The Fever, Latin boogaloo supremo Néstor Álvarez, early reggae dons the Brentford Rd Soul Rebels feat. Dennis Alcapone, and soul jazz crew Curtis Baker &
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J&B KINGS: Drop The Heavy

Drop The Heavy J&B KingsJesse ‘Dubmatix’ King and Bill King continue a string of solid funky instro nuggets with the release of the beast that is J&B Kings’ Drop The Heavy. Apparently the idea was to concoct an original brew that channelled funk, soul, afrobeat and Latin boogaloo of the late sixties/ early seventies and mix it up with a 90s hip-hop sensibility and twenty-first century production in an effort to link the
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TYREE GLENN JR.: Superbad! The Best Of Tyree Glenn Jr.

Never ones to forget the punters while they take a well-earned, annual summer break, Tramp Records make sure things stay funky as well as sunny until they’re back in the driving seat with the release of this retrospective of the career of Tyree Glenn Jr – Superbad! The Best Of Tyree Glenn Jr.. And if that name sounds a bit familiar, it’s possibly because father, Tyree Glenn Sr., was
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THE ALLERGIES: Say The Word

THE ALLERGIES: Say The WordRating: ★★★★★ Good lord is it time to say some words about new Allergies LP – er – Say The Word already? It’s the fourth in as many years without so much as a pity break for the competition! They soared over that ‘difficult third’ LP hurdle like it wasn’t even there – mainly because they’ve been enjoying a near vertical career trajectory that has taken them from DJ-only gigs to full live-band
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: My Jamaican Dub b/w The Healer (Vinyl 7″)

BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: My Jamaican Dub b/w The Healer (Vinyl 7Now here’s a band who always know what time it is when it comes to covers. Yep – you better believe I’m talking ’bout Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band who are about to drop 55 gallon steel drum covers of both Grace Jones and Erykah Badu numbers by way of a new 45 single. On one side, Jones’ farty-bassed, 1983, electro-dub cut My Jamaican Guy gets re-envisaged as a minimal
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DNA RECORDS: Falcon Claw (ROBERT TORRES) b/w International (KUNMING BROS. feat. DIDJELIRIUM) (Vinyl 7″)

Falcon Claw vs Kunming BrosRating: ★★★★★ Marvel at the musical kung fu of DNA Records as the label unearths lost soundtrack b-boy heat in the shape of Falcon Claw by Robert Torres. No, that doesn’t sound familiar does it? Probably because it was recorded for a martial arts movie in the 70s but never used and then pretty much forgotten about outside the immediate family circle of its creator. Enter DNA
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KARL MORGAN: Hidden Cymbals

KARL MORGAN: Hidden CymbalsIn a bid to increase its market share of library music (not to mention corner the market in punning LP titles), label King Underground is shortly to launch new library style drop Hidden Cymbals, showcasing the skills of session musician and drum teacher Karl Morgan. The release includes seven full compositions in a cinematic soul vein accompanied by the drum and the bass
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VARIOUS: Songs For Andy (A Collection Of Re-works, Re-Edits & Tributes To Andy Taylor)

Songs For AndyIf you wanted a measure of the respect the sadly and recently departed DJ/producer Andy Taylor commanded on the music scene then here it is, Songs For Andy (A Collection Of Re-works, Re-Edits & Tributes To Andy Taylor). The ten-tracker, has been assembled by Mr Bird and features contributions from Smoove & Turrell, Lloyd Wright, Daytoner, Kid Felony, Dedy Dread
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