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NICO GOMEZ & HIS AFRO-PERCUSSION INC: Lupita b/w Lupita (BOSQ Rework) (Vinyl 7″)

NICO GOMEZ & HIS AFRO-PERCUSSION INC: LupitaLook sharp, here’s another re-press for Nico Gomez’s Lupita and this time it’s Latin-loving label Matasuna who deliver the goods. Everyone who knows anything about Gomez knows he was one of the greatest ever producers of funky Latin and Afro-Latin music as revealed by his 1971 LP, Ritual (on which Lupita can be found) along with his songwriting for Los Chakachas. And like Los
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JOHNNYPLUSE: The Break Out + Loud Places (Dub mix) free download

JOHNNYPLUSE: The Break OutNews of what’s next in the bomb-bay for Bulabeats comes mere weeks after the release of Zero The Desk’s The Secret Edits Vol. 1, as Johnnypluse announces forthcoming single The Break Out. While (on the one hand) this sees Mr Pluse return to his favoured sonic territory of bass-heavy breakbeat music, it also sees him escape from the pigeonhole by flavouring proceedings
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BOSSA 70: Si Voce Pensa/ Birimbao (Vinyl 7″)

BOSSA 70: Si Voce Pensa/ Birimbao (Vinyl 7Re-mastered straight from the original 1970s master tapes, two Bossa 70 tracks see the light of day once more on either side of the next vinyl 45 drop from Latin funk fiends Matasuna Records. Both covers, the super-rare and largely unknown A-side, Si Voce Pensa, only appeared on a 100-copy run of a promo 45 while Birimbao is lifted from the band’s self-titled debut LP of which only
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LOS SOBRINOS DEL JUEZ: Harina De Maiz / Corned Beef Hash (Vinyl 7″)

LOS SOBRINOS DEL JUEZ: Harina De Maiz / Corned Beef Hash (Vinyl 7Now then, how about some wah-wah fuelled Latin funk 45 action? Perhaps Los Sobrinos Del Juez’s Harina De Maiz from their self-titled 1974 album? Yes, that should do nicely. Of course on its original 45 release, this track was the B-side to salsa cut Mortifica. Now it’s an A-side what to make the B-side? Go with Mortifica but demote it? Or cop a different cut off the same album? It’s the second!
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DAYTONER: Shedits 4 – The Latin Quarter

DAYTONER: Shedits 4 - The Latin QuarterRating: ★★★★★ The last couple of years have been busy for Daytoner what with all the live appearances with the band and the album and the 45s – so much so that we haven’t seen a new one of his always quality Shedits EPs for two years. Of course, we have been blessed with select tracks off volumes 1-3 appearing on vinyl seven inch but now it’s time for four new cuts and one previously
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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Volume 2 (Vinyl 7″)

DJ DSK: DNA Edits Volume 2 (Vinyl 7?)Rating: ★★★★★ And it’s here – DNA Edits Vol. 2 – the second 45 release on DJ DSK’s hot new edits label with our man following Vol. 1‘s reflips of Kool & The Gang and ODB with two equally dope but utterly different cuts. The A-side accentuates the funk in the Steve Miller Band’s 1973 album title cut Fly Like An Eagle by judicious application of a fat drum break along with various tweaks, FX and
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MAKE IT FUNKY TORONTO presents: DJ TANNER AV Showcase

MAKE IT FUNKY TORONTO presents: DJ TANNER AV ShowcaseFollowing the overwhelming audience love for his AV set at a gig supporting Krafty Kuts in Toronto back in March, it would be rude of DJ Tanner not to recreate the very same set for posterity and upload to the interweb – er – so that’s what he’s done. Marvel and groove then whilst watching visuals for the very same tracks you’re listening and moving too. For those who prefer a more
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DUBBEN: Jesus Boogie b/w Cachaça (Vinyl 7″)

DUBBEN:  Jesus Boogie b/w Cachaça (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ How do Matasuna Records do it? The time between vinyl 7″ releases shrinks again yet they put out their best release so far – why it’s against all natural law! Not that anyone will be complaining about this brace of Latin bangers from serial editors and former Resense and GAMM suspects Dubben, you understand. A-side Jesus Boogie is a re-version of a seventies Brazilian
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LANCE FERGUSON: Lance Ferguson’s Rare Groove Spectrum

Lance Ferguson's Rare Groove SpectrumSo there you are, listening to some rare-as-buggery funk/soul/jazz/ Latin track from back in the day on uploaded to Youtube but with crappy audio and wishing someone would re-press it to vinyl and, even if they did, if this section here were extended or if that soul tune was done in a Latin stylee and you’re thinking – hey, producers do edits of stuff like this for precisely those
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BLACK SUGAR: Viajecito/ Too Late (Vinyl 7″)

BLACK SUGAR:  Viajecito/ Too Late (Vinyl 7Keeping up the rare Latin vinyl 45 pressure, label Matasuna step up a gear by dropping this first ever vinyl-only reissue of two seventies cuts by Peruvian Latin funk-soul brothers Black Sugar a mere month after the last drop from Enrique Lynch. First up is Viajecito which travels an initially psych-funky road of sinister wah-wah and tribal screams before lightening the mood somewhat by
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