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KRAAK & SMAAK: Squeeze Me (Vinyl 7″)

KRAAK & SMAAK: Squeeze Me (Vinyl 7Jalapeno Records scores another hit scouring their back catalog for stuff to release on 45 for the first time and for the second time this year it’s old Kraak & Smaak material they use. Both tracks on the release are lifted from 2008’s Plastic People LP – the A-side being funky breakbeat-powered, Ben Westbeech-featuring banger Squeeze Me. Turns out that, back in the day, the track was
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SAM REDMORE: Tears (Vinyl 7″)

SAM REDMORE:  Tears (Vinyl 7There’ll be no crying over the new Tears 7″ by current Jalapeno Records hot property Sam Redmore who takes Giorgio Moroder’s 1972 cut and re-invents it through a Latin prism. And if the track name isn’t sounding all that familiar, maybe you know it better as the main sample source for that Organ Donor track on DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing LP – i.e. the only one DJs play. Full
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RADIO TRIP: Music Heads (Vinyl re-issue)

If you enjoyed the recent ‘first time on vinyl’ release for Radio Trip’s 2009 uptempo b-boy cut Computers Singing on 7″, you’ll be feeling like your cup runneth over with the re-release of the album from which that single came. That’ll be Radio Trip’s 2009 cut n paste sample masterpiece, Music Heads then. But why might this prompt such a joyous response given that said LP
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SAM REDMORE feat. ANDREA BROWN: Just Be Good To Me (Vinyl 7″)

SAM REDMORE feat. ANDREA BROWN:  Just Be Good To Me Before Beats International’s mighty Dub Be Good To Me, there was of course The SOS Band’s even mightier electro-funk chugger Just Be Good To Me. You can now make that a mighty trio with the arrival of yet another wildly different interpretation in the form of this one from Jalapeno Records’ man of the moment, Sam Redmore, who has gone for a cumbia-style take
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KRAAK & SMAAK: Money In The Bag (Vinyl 7″)

KRAAK & SMAAK:  Money In The Bag (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Continuing their mission to release the very best ‘never before on 45’ tracks from their vaults, Jalapeno Records now dig up Money In The Bag by Dutch duo Kraak & Smaak latterly known for nu-disco, Balearic and house-y electronica. But all that shenanigans is now; Money In The Bag (K&S Remix) is from way back then when the pair first delivered this sultry In
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RADIO TRIP: Computers Singing (Vinyl 7″)

RADIO TRIP: Computers Singing (Vinyl 7It’s all about that ‘same basic sound; same basic pattern’ here with Jalapeno Records doing the decent thing and giving a ‘first time on 45 single’ release to Computers Singing by Radio Trip (a.k.a. The Apples’ Mixmonster and Schoolmaster) off their late noughties Music Heads LP. If you remember the track (and if you’ve previously heard it, you definitely won’t have forgotten it
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THE ALLERGIES: Going To The Party/ Utility Man (Vinyl 7″) + video

THE ALLERGIES: Going To The Party/ Utility Man + videoRating: ★★★★★ Who was it, less than two months ago who speculated that The Allergies’ Lyrics Born-featuring, Promised Land LP cut, Going To The Party, might be, “A future 45?”. Oh yes, it was the monkey and as a prediction, it was ‘all the way right’ which isn’t a bad description of the boys’ new 7″, the A-side of which is, of course, peak-time funky hip-hop throwdown, Going To The
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GIZELLE SMITH: Agony Road/ Riot Cars

GIZELLE SMITH:  Agony Road/ Riot CarsMighty Mocambos singer Gizelle Smith drops two new cuts off the spring’s Revealing album with the release of the moody Agony Road and the even moodier Riot Cars – a.k.a. that LP’s opener and closer respectively. The former is powered by a driving funk beat featuring guitars and a lyrical exploration of the seven stages of grief. The latter opens with creepy FX that gradually fade into
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SAM REDMORE: On The One (Vinyl 7″)

New Jalapeno signing Sam Redmore is all On The One on his debut 45 with Renegade Brass Band and emcee/ poet Mr Auden Allen. Is this a celebration of the rhythmic structure of the funk or a call for racial unity? Turns out it’s both – or maybe we should say ‘all one’ to those concerned. Expect frantic rolling drum breaks, Latin percussive and piano stylings and more brass than
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THE ALLERGIES: Promised Land

Looks like it’s time for yet another new single from The Allergies in the run-up to their forthcoming fifth (already!) long player and this time it’s title track Promised Land. A gospel-ish style breakbeat number a la Moby’s Play LP, this drop employs a simple rugged breakbeat, plenty of electric blues fuzz guitar, and mixes up a female gospel type hook with block party shouts and
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