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ADAM GIBBONS: The Last Bastion (OST)

ADAM GIBBONS: The Last BastionIf your appetite for funky and monster guitar fuzz-fuelled soundtrack flavoured breaks and beats was whetted by Adam ‘Lack Of Afro’ Gibbons two six-track EPs, Manhunt and Here We Go, earlier in the year then you’ll be stoked to hear that the full twenty-two track album, The Last Bastion, from which the music on both EPs was drawn is now out. Inspired by the likes of John Barry and David


If you’ve been scouring the interweb for when the next instalment of Adam ‘Lack Of Afro’ Gibbons’ soundtrack-to-a-film-that-doesn’t-exist, your target is in the open – for the Manhunt EP is out now.  It follows The Here We Go EP and constitutes the second part of what will be the Last Bastion LP when it drops on red vinyl in the summer. Those who caught the first one will be


THE DAMN STRAIGHTS: The Damn Straights EPNever a man to have merely a single iron in his fire, Lack Of Afro’s Adam Gibbons follows the release of sixties soundtrack/ cinematic soul-influenced Here We Go EP with an entirely different project in collaboration with rapper Herbal T who constitutes the other fifty per cent of The Damn Straights. Nominally hip-hop, the EP features nearly as much rock guitar as a Beastie


ADAM GIBBONS:  Here We Go  EPLack Of Afro’s Adam Gibbons travels under his own name on his next release – the Here We Go EP – employing the ‘soundtrack for a film that hasn’t been made’ conceptual trope. The cover art combined with foreknowledge of LOA’s oeuvre to date suggests some sort of funky spaghetti western business and there’s arguably something to this, although the loud guitars which feature on

THE DAMN STRAIGHTS: The World’s On Fire (Let It Burn)

THE DAMN STRAIGHTS: The World's On Fire (Let It Burn)Producer and multi-instrumentalist Lack of Afro hooks up once more with emcee Herbal T to become The Damn Straights and they announce their partnership with the single The World’s On Fire (Let It Burn). Imagine a scuzzy funk-rock-hip-hop take on Eminem’s My Name Is… taking a lyrical WTF! look at the state of things and you’re ballpark. Turns out the track was actually recorded

LACK OF AFRO feat. CAMILA RECHIO & WAX: You Could Do Better

LACK OF AFRO feat. CAMILA RECHIO & WAX: You Could Do Better Lacking an afro maybe but never short of a collaborator or two? It can only be Lack Of Afro’s Adam Gibbons’ whose new single You Could Do Better has an ‘impact date’ of 14 August which means you’re getting to hear about it early doors. And as the lyrics reveal, guest vocalist Camila Recchio is getting her own heads-up over an emotive soul groove about her choice of

LACK OF AFRO feat. KENNZO: Bad Ass Self

LACK OF AFRO feat. KENNZO:  Bad Ass SelfHere we go then – no more L.O.A. being M.I.A as Lack Of Afro breaks a roughly two year silence since his last release with new single Bad Ass Self which features Big Apple rapper Kennzo. And it’s a bit of funk-rock extravaganza too with a simple drum break, bass, fuzz guitar and horns formula allowing Kennzo plenty of space to hold forth on every M.C.’s favourite topic – themselves. He’s so

KIND & KINKY ZOO: Wonder Zebra (2016)

Wonder Zebra Kind Kinky ZooKind & Kinky Zoo have still got a weird name and new single Wonder Zebra might sound like the new project from Nathan Barley but blow me if it isn’t some sort of crazy-ass, fuzz-heavy, flute-funk antics! What’s needed to balance this is – hmm, let me see – a blaxploitation-esque remix of V.L.A.M. by Lack Of Afro – perfect for cruising through 1970s Berkeley, San Francisco. Yes, that

LACK OF AFRO: I Got The Rhythm feat. ELLIOTT COLE/ All My Love feat. JULIET ASHBY (2016)

I Got The Rhythm LOA Ellioot ColeRating: ★★★★★ “Has anyone seen the rhythm?”
“Yeah – I think Lack Of Afro and Elliott Cole were seen making off with it.”

They certainly were – haring off up the road ahead of the pack. Adam Gibbons has returned with the lead single I Got The Rhythm off new LP Hello Baby and turns in a raw slice of retro soul groove edged with soul jazzy piano frills and topped with


Freedom Lack Of Afro Jack Tyson CharlesThe next single from Lack Of Afro‘s well-received Music For Adverts LP is the soaring stadium funk of album-opener Freedom featuring Jack Tyson Charles. Then it gets complicated. The 7″ vinyl flip is exclusive Blue Note-ish soul-jazz-funk instro Clean Living Under Difficult Circumstances while the digi-single consists of the JTC-featuring title cut, a stripped back Gene Dudley Group remix