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FLEVANS: Who’s Got Me (feat. LAURA VANE)/ Take Your Money (Vinyl 7″)

FLEVANS:  Who's Got Me (feat. LAURA VANE)/ Take Your Money (Vinyl 7‘Whither next for Flevans?’ you might ask regarding the party breaks veteran who has lately signed to Jalapeno – a natural artist/label fit if ever there was one. Turns out the first destination on this new stage of his musical journey is a vinyl 7″ featuring a certain Laura Vane – last heard of in these parts in the company of The Vipertones. What’s that Laura – Who’s Got Me? Well it’ll be
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DR RUBBERFUNK: My Life At 45 (Part 1) (Vinyl 7″)

DR RUBBERFUNK: My Life At 45 (Part 1) (Vinyl 7Dr Rubberfunk reprises the wheeze of naming a release after a format and his age (first used on 2006 LP My Life At 33) with vinyl 7″ My Life At 45 (Part 1). Cue the psychedelic breaks of How Beautiful – once an exclusive on January’s Jalapeno Funk Vol. 9 now mixed for the 45 format on the A-side and available on the flip
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THE ALLERGIES: Can’t Keep Working This Hard/ Run It Back (Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES:  Can't Keep Working This Hard/ Run It Back (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ And just when you thought the summer dog days of music were kicking in early, The Allergies release their brand new Can’t Keep Working This Hard/ Run It Back vinyl 7″. With sister-funk on the A-side and party-starting hip-hop on the flip they’ve got all the types of music you’ll ever need in one handy 45 package. Making
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JALAPENO RECORDS: Rock The Disco

JALAPENO RECORDS:  Rock The DiscoWith temperatures in the UK continuing to keep the mercury at heatwave temperatures, it seems only appropriate that Jalapeno Records channel the musical sound of forty years ago on the other side of the pond where another heatwave was occurring and the streets of New York city pulsed along to the rival sounds of punk, hip-hop
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: I Feel Alive/ Mr Hyde (Vinyl 7″)

SMOOVE & TURRELL:  I Feel Alive/ Mr Hyde (Vinyl 7The monkey told you Smoove & Turrell’s new LP, Mount Pleasant, was on the way and so it is at the end of this month. In the meantime, here is the second single and follow-up to Izo FitzRoy collab. You’re Gone. Entitled I Feel Alive and backed with Mr Hyde – it demonstrates once again that S & T have more than one musical side. The role they’ve carved out as radio-friendly Chic and
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GIZELLE SMITH: Dust b/w Hey Romeo (Vinyl 7″)

GIZELLE SMITH:  Dust/ Hey Romeo (Vinyl 7Blimey what is this – the fourth Gizelle Smith single in as many months? Let it not be said that she’s one to rest on her laurels. Here Smith packs off an ex. on Dust with a ‘5-4-3-2-1’ countdown refrain – sure to invite audience participation – over hectic drums augmented by an appropriate amount of guitar wah. On the flip (for yes, this is a vinyl 7″), is the equally heavily syncopated Hey
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GIZELLE SMITH feat. ERIC BOSS: Hero

GIZELLE SMITH feat. ERIC BOSS:  HeroAs the 30 March release date of Gizelle Smith’s Ruthless Day album draws near, she drops a new single, the duet Hero, as the ‘instant grat’ track if you pre-order said LP. But as anyone knows, a hero has got to be strong, he’s got to be fast, he’s got to be fresh from the fight – so who has she picked to join her on the mic? Step forward Eric Boss (a.k.a. E Da Boss) for another duet with
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Rock Rock b/w Blast Off (Remix)(Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER:  Rock Rock b/w Blast Off (Remix)(Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Whoo-eee! You won’t know whether to Rock Rock or Blast Off with this new double-Andy Cooper-featuring Allergies donut on Jalapeno. Haaaang on a minute. Didn’t Jalapeno release Rock Rock and Blast Off on 7″ already? Like two years ago? Ahhh – you’ll be thinking of the original vinyl drop when a 45 featuring speed-rap Rock Rock and the album version of Blast Off
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SKEEWIFF: Mexican Flyer/ Delta Dawn (Vinyl 45)

SKEEWIFF:  Mexican Flyer/ Delta Dawn (Vinyl 45)The very label they founded now delves deep into Skeewiff’s back catalogue to meet the insatiable demands of the seven inch-buying public. And it turns out they’ve struck double cheeky old gold to boot. Enter, by way of an A-side, the 2001 released 12″ B-side edit of Ken Woodman & His Picadilly Brass’s Mexican Flyer in all its ‘tropical jazz meets garage rock breaks’ glory. Blimey –
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VARIOUS: Jalapeno Funk Vol 9

VARIOUS: Jalapeno Funk Vol 9 I don’t know about you but there’s almost as many shades of The Italian Job about the retro red, white and blue van on the cover of the Jalapeno Funk Vol. 9 as there are shades of the 70s Bronx. Which makes it the perfect visual metaphor for a twenty-one track compilation of British funk, soul and funky-breaks inspired by the golden era of Stateside funk and soul. Twenty-one?! You were
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