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NICO GOMEZ & HIS AFRO-PERCUSSION INC: Chibiquiban b/w Chibiquiban (TONTON BOOM edit) (Vinyl 7″)

NICO GOMEZ & HIS AFRO-PERCUSSION INC: Chibiquiban b/w Chibiquiban (TONTON BOOM edit) (Vinyl 7?)Rating: ★★★★★ I bet you didn’t expect another Nico Gomez 45 re-release and accompanying edit so soon after the last one did you? Here’s one anyway though as super hot Gomez number Chibiquiban gets a vinyl 7″ outing – and it’s arguably even better.  Not least of the reasons for this is the fact that the edit on the B-side comes from Tonton Boom a.k.a Mr Boom which the
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ROCAFORT RECORDS: Mi Bomba Sono (CELIA CRUZ)/ A Bailar Oriza (JOEY PASTRANA)

ROCAFORT RECORDS: Mi Bomba Sono (CELIA CRUZ)/ A Bailar Oriza (JOEY PASTRANA) Rocafort Records release a double celebration of the work of Cuban songwriter Silvestre Méndez on this 45 release which features versions of two of his biggest songs. On the A side you get Celia ‘Queen of Salsa’ a.k.a. ‘Queen of Latin Music’ Cruz’s incendiary 1973 Afro-Cuban version of Mi Bomba Sono – backed by the legendary La Sonora Matancera. On the flip meanwhile Joey Pastrana
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Introducing: ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS

ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDSIf you’ve been keeping your ear to Craig Charles’ Funk & Soul Show in the last year and bit, you’ll probably have heard any one of a string of dope 45s from Original Gravity Record‘s artists. Maybe soul man Floyd James and his band the GTs rings a bell? Perhaps you caught a vinyl 7″ from funky instrumentalist Melvin Craig, mod-fuzz act The Supersonics or the garage bluesy Labrats?  Are those names and
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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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