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EL COMBO BATANGA: El Que La Rompe La Paga (Vinyl 7″)

EL COMBO BATANGA: El Que La Rompe La Paga (Vinyl 7Cuban fury via Madrid time on new El Combo Batanga 45 El Que La Rompe La Paga. El que la rompe la paga? Damn straight! What a shame governments didn’t apply such obvious logic in 2008 when banking broke the global financial system? Still, this blistering salsa-funk beast will allow you to unleash your inner Latin dancer while you ponder global financial corruption
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LUCHITO & NESTOR: Soy Un Hombre (I’m A Man)(Ltd. Vinyl 7″)

LUCHITO & NESTOR:  Soy Un Hombre¿Está tu piso muy desordenado? ¿Hay rastrojos en tu barbilla? ¿Estás enganchado a la música? ¿Siempre juegas para ganar? Of course! You’re a man, yes you are! And what’s more, you’re a multi-instrumentalist with a penchant for retro grooves and own a record label that can put them out there on hot wax! Yes, Original Gravity’s Neil Anderson – er – I
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SAM REDMORE: Universal Vibrations LP

SAM REDMORE:  Universal Vibrations LPYou’ve been reading about the singles here on MB since last September (five of them no less!) covering a range of genres and sub-genres but this month it’s Sam Redmore’s debut long player, Universal Vibrations which has finally dropped. It’s an eleven-track set with a name that implicitly makes the bold claim of being able to rock the
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THE FILTHY SIX: Exit Music

THE FILTHY SIX:  Exit MusicWhen you find out that The Filthy Six’s latest single is a break-up track, the title, Exit Music, makes perfect sense. For added darkness it was written in the depths of winter too. Imagine that, breaking up in the depths of winter. Nightmare. So it’s only natural too that Exit Music should be bossa-tinged Latin jazz, redolent of summery drives down Pacific Coast Highway. Wait, what?!
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THE ALLERGIES: Vamonos feat. ANDY COOPER & MARIETTA SMITH (Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES: Vamonos feat. ANDY COOPER & MARIETTA SMITHThe dream-team is back then, as The Allergies team-up with Andy Cooper and Marietta Smith to launch Vamonos, their first drop in quite some time – since November if the monkey remembers correctly. Vamonos? Oh what – Spanish for ‘Let’s go’? Precisely. And given the time of year, it would make sense if this was a ‘going on holiday’ song. It is! Well, what are the chances? Naturally with a
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LUCHITO & NESTOR: Fortune Teller b/w Para Que? (Vinyl 7″)

LUCHITO & NESTOR:  Fortune TellerRating: ★★★★★ Fortune Teller by Luchito & Nestor? Don’t tell me the Latin incarnation of multi-instrumentalist and Original Gravity Records label boss Neil Anderson is dropping a funky Latin boogaloo version of the Benny Spellman classic on 45? He certainly is and it’s every bit the total sureshot it sounds like from that description, coming on like something recorded in Spanish
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EL COMBO BATANGA: Aji Gua Guao/ El Barrio En La Mirada (Vinyl 7″)

EL COMBO BATANGA: Aji Gua Guao (Vinyl 7Expect chilli-hot all original Latin funk on one side of the new single by El Combo Batanga. That’ll be Aji Gua Guao on which the Madrid-based crew leaven the groove with a bit of Cuban sauce and a spicy drum break in the middle that’ll have dancefloors rocking. On the flipside, providing a sonic counterpoint is El Barrio En La Mirada – a lilting slice of Latin soul featuring lyrics about the experiences of a Cuban immigrant
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SAM REDMORE: Tears (Vinyl 7″)

SAM REDMORE:  Tears (Vinyl 7There’ll be no crying over the new Tears 7″ by current Jalapeno Records hot property Sam Redmore who takes Giorgio Moroder’s 1972 cut and re-invents it through a Latin prism. And if the track name isn’t sounding all that familiar, maybe you know it better as the main sample source for that Organ Donor track on DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing LP – i.e. the only one DJs play. Full
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PAOLO APOLLO & ANTONIO NEGRI: Sambabila EP (Vinyl 7″)

A compact little slice of culture here as The Link Quartet’s Paolo Apollo gets his Brazilian groove on with dad Antonio Negri on the sticks for their 7″ Sambabila EP. No, they haven’t invented a new sub-genre, Sambabila is merely a portmanteau of samba (for obvious reasons) and San Babila – one of Milan’s most famous squares. Er – why? Well because while neither of the two have actually
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SAM REDMORE feat. ANDREA BROWN: Just Be Good To Me (Vinyl 7″)

SAM REDMORE feat. ANDREA BROWN:  Just Be Good To Me Before Beats International’s mighty Dub Be Good To Me, there was of course The SOS Band’s even mightier electro-funk chugger Just Be Good To Me. You can now make that a mighty trio with the arrival of yet another wildly different interpretation in the form of this one from Jalapeno Records’ man of the moment, Sam Redmore, who has gone for a cumbia-style take
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