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JALAPENO RECORDS: Two Decades Of Funk Fire + Ltd. 7″ Vinyl Boxset

Two Decades Of Funk FireRating: ★★★★★ An artist roster like that of Jalapeno Records does tend to render idle boasting superfluous, so when they entitle a compilation to celebrate twenty years as a going concern Two Decades Of Funk Fire, you’d better believe the hype. How is it ‘funk fire’ though? Let me count the ways. Firstly, there’s one track for each year of the label’s existence. No need to
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DR RUBBERFUNK: Come Back Breaker b/w Beats Working (Vinyl 7″)

DR RUBBERFUNK: Come Back BreakerYou know how it is – you rock up at the Dr’s with a severe case of lethargy suspecting anything from Lyme disease to Chronic fatigue syndrome and he prescribes you a 45 with a cut n paste, drum-heavy, sampledelic nugget like Come Back Breaker on one side and the jazzier (but nonetheless) uptempo breakbeat shuffle of Beats Working on the flip. Has the NHS outsourced General Practice to a record label? No – because
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SOOPASOUL (feat. DIONNE CHARLES): Hot & Cold b/w Hustlin’ (Vinyl 7″)

Jalapeno Records gets on a 45 re-issue tip with eleven year old Soopasoul 7″ Hot & Cold b/w Hustlin’.¬† Some of you may remember that the first of these features erstwhile Baby Charles vocalist Dionne Charles holding forth about the antics of a pain-in-the-arse love interest over a super-heavy organ-n-wah-powered funky breakbeat groove. Invert your wax on the turntable platter and you’ll find Hot & Cold‘s
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Never Wanted You More (DR RUBBERFUNK remix)

Never Wanted You More (DR RUBBERFUNK remix)Dropping today is Smoove & Turrell’s Stratos Bleu Remixed – the long awaited LP of remixes for their recent late 80s/ early 90s disco-cum-electronica-cum-housey long player Stratos Bleu. While the original bore all the hallmarks of S&T quality we’ve come to expect – the fact remains that if you’re a funk and soul type person it possibly wasn’t for you and, as it goes, the remix LP probably still isn’t either for the same reasons
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THE ALLERGIES: Get Yourself Some (Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES: Get Yourself Some (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Still don’t feel The Allergies have rinsed enough 45 action from their excellent recent Say The Word long player? Then you’re in luck because here’s another. That’ll be Get Yourself Some then, one of the monkey’s favourite cuts off the album in question, which turns on the principle of having a great big audience-friendly shouty hook repeated a lot over a warmly funky breakbeat soul groove. Turn it over and you’ll find
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: ‘I Just Got That Feeling’ video

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: 'I Just Got That Feeling' videoJust out, it’s the new video for Andy Cooper-featuring track, I Just Got That Feeling, off latest Allergies album – the excellent Say The Word.¬† Probably the most serious track of the set, said cut provides a mid-LP moment of introspection and reflection amid the bubblegum breakbeat thrills, recalling material from Audacity-era Ugly Duckling. “Sometimes I stand in front of the mirror
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THE ALLERGIES: Let Them Know (feat. THE CUBAN BROTHERS) b/w Lightning In A Bottle (feat. ANDY C)(Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES:  Let Them Know (feat. THE CUBAN BROTHERS)Say hello to The Allergies ‘lil friend’ – new dancefloor weapon and single, Let Them Know,¬†featuring Los Hermanos Cubanos a.k.a. a certain now-legendary Scots outfit. Could this be the record that sees our boys crash the mainstream party? It’s got to be on the cards, what with five years of Radio 6 and then 2 plaudits, all manner of TV-tie-in syncs and praise
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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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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Fade Away

SMOOVE & TURRELL: Fade AwaySmoove & Turrell look once again to the eighties for influences on Fade Away, the second single to be taken from their forthcoming Stratos Bleu album. All the signs are that the LP appears to owe its name to legendary 80s aftershave Blue Stratos – ironic in this instance really because the smell of that certainly didn’t fade away. But I digress. What you can expect this time is a
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THE ALLERGIES: Felony/ Rile ‘Em Up (feat. ANDY COOPER & MARIETTA SMITH)(Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES: Felony/ Rile 'Em Up (feat. ANDY COOPER & MARIETTA SMITH)(Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ New Allergies LP Say The Word drops later this year but it would be tantamount to a felony for them to leave you till then without any new material. Which is why they’re all set to rile you up with a new vinyl 45 out today entitled – er – Felony and backed with the Andy Cooper and Marietta Smith-featuring Rile ‘Em Up. The former is the result of the boys having co-opted another
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