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ALEXIA COLEY: Keep The Faith (2013) + ‘Love At First Sight’ free download

Retro-soul queen-in waiting, Alexia Coley, leaves nothing to chance on her debut single plumping for the tried and tested ‘one side torch song slowie/ one side uptempo stomper combo’ and delivering a classic vocal performance on both. Which to make the A-side though? Why – let’s make it the torch song!
“What’s that called Alexia?”

SMOOVE: First Class (2012) + ‘Call Up To Heaven’ remix free download

Need a funk/ soul/ disco/ latin / swing remix? Who you gonna call? That’s right – Smoove. For those not in the know, the Newcastle-based Smoove is the beat-making, bongo-playing half of critically and popularly acclaimed nu-funky-soul duo Smoove & Turrell – latterly of extensive Radio 2 airplay and Hollywood film synch fame. He’s also boss of northern jazz label Wass (home of

DR RUBBERFUNK: The First Cut (2012) Digital re-release

The First Cut wasn’t quite the first cut by Dr Rubberfunk (of Craig Charles’ Fantasy Funk Band fame) but it was his first album. Consisting of twelve tracks of sample-heavy instrumental breaks it occupies the place where the Herbaliser crosses paths with Quantic, Diesler and Nightmares On Wax and was so well received when it came out in 2002

BASEMENT FREAKS: Makes Me Wanna Scream (2011)

BASEMENT FREAKS: Makes Me Wanna Scream (2011)What could make Basement Freaks a.k.a. George Fotiadis want to scream? The parlous state of the Greek economy? Possibly – but the cause is more likely to be delight as he is swarmed, Lynx-advert style, by semi-clad females in response to the Prince/ P-funk/ ghetto funk combo vibe of Makes Me Wanna Scream off his Something Freaky LP

THE BEEKEEPERS: ‘Apiculture’ – Album preview + Audio – 2011

Bristol beat luminaries Boca 45 and Parker a.k.a. The Beekeepers finally make good their promise to deliver a full length album, Apiculture, in the wake of this year’s moody Ascending Change EP and their debut party-banger effort the Bee Funk EP from 2009.

As you might expect Apiculture is packed to the gills with offerings of both kinds i.e. moodiness and party-bangers.

PARRIS & VANUCCI: ‘Disco Of Love’ (The Loveboot Edit) – Free download

By way of a postscript to last week’s post about Parris & Vanucci’s forthcoming lady killer, nufunk/ disco-monster Disco Of Love EP (full details here), I feel duty bound to inform you that the boys have done a cheeky rerub of their own title track as an EP taster. Should keep you going until December when the main the course is served – cop it after the jump…