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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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DJ CLAIRVO: El Clarividente

When better to release an album redolent of tropical heat than at the point in the year when the nights are longest and coldest? And that is precisely what the MustBeat crew’s DJ Clairvo has done with El Clarividente having used his powers of prescience to judge it the opportune moment to collect nearly a decade’s worth of Latin-influenced party breakbeat gear together and unleash the
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ENRIQUE LYNCH: African Bump b/w K-Jee (Vinyl 7″)

Continuing their services to obscure Afro-Latin funk, Matasuna Records comes correct with yet another official reissue 45, this time showcasing a brace of cuts by Enrique Lynch – or rather Enrique Lynch Y Su Conjunto. The A-side is African Bump, an organic sounding slice of funky disco with an Afro-Latin vibe pursuing a horns-led and multi-layered percussive path through the sweaty
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KILL EMIL: Matata/ Humanidad (Vinyl 7″)

KILL EMIL: Matata/ Humanidad (Vinyl 7The Matasuna label has been going hard on an Afro-Latin tip lately, and here they follow up their re-release of super-rare Sangre Joven cut Zamba Zamba (along with a Voodoocuts remix) with this new 45 from Greek producer Kill Emil. The A-side, Matata, might take its name from the Swahili word for problems but our man seems to have no difficulty knocking out a pumping mid-tempo affair
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FAB SAMPERI: Moonshine Crossroads

FAB SAMPERI:  Moonshine CrossroadsPacked full of summer goodness, Moonshine Crossroads sees Fab Samperi finally follow up his debut long player (2011’s Power Bossa) with a tardiness matched only by the lateness of this bit of MB shine. As ever though, the contents provide ample recompense for the wait and, as with Power Bossa, Samperi mixes up the old and the new, lacing pumping new beats with samples while a
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MANOSJMT: Bossa Nova

MANOSJMT:  Bossa Nova Got bossa? Don’t worry if you haven’t, Athenian producer Manosjmt has got you well and truly covered. Enter three versions of his latest effort Bossa Nova constructed from samples of Jacques Brel’s ’58 cut Dors Ma Mie, Bonsoir and Paul ‘John Adams’ Giamatti. Three versions? Why yes! Bossa Nova (Hop), Bossa Nova (Hop & Hop) and the Bossa Nova (Instrumental). So that’s a bossa nova
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BOBBY OROZA: This Is Love Pt. 1 (Vinyl 7″)

BOBBY OROZA:  This Is Love Pt. 1 (Vinyl 7It’s part one of ‘funky Latin stuff comes from the unlikeliest places night’ here at MB and so it is that the monkey brings you news of the Big Crown label’s signing of Bobby Oroza – born in Finland, the Latin appearance of the name notwithstanding. Turns out Oroza’s new single This Is Love Pt 1 – a hot-buttered slice of woozy lowrider soul – is at the pressing plant and the B-side is a big secret
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ANDY TAYLOR: Kitschy Jungle b/w Broken Flute (RESENSE 044)(7″ Vinyl) (2017)

ANDY TAYLOR:  Kitschy Junge b/w Broken Flute (RESENSE 044)The season for giving is upon us and, with as timely an appearance as ever, the Resense edits label makes one of its periodic and always worthwhile gifts for your earholes with new seven inch – Resense 44 a.k.a Kitschy Jungle b/w Broken Flute from Mr Andy Taylor – last seen supplying the goods for Resense 33 four whole years ago. Far from being an excessively garish slice of drum
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NICO GOMEZ: Baila Chibiquiban (MR BOOM edit)(2017) Free download

NICO GOMEZ:  Baila Chibiquiban (MR BOOM edit)(2017) Free downloadRating: ★★★★★ Bloody hellfire! ‘The artist formerly known as Chicky Boom’ turns out an absolute monster edit of 1972 Nico Gomez Brazilian afro-psych-funk classic Baila Chibiquiban by judicious use of (among other tweaks) a drum break excised from even more famous Gomez cut Lupita. This makes it the second monster Gomez edit this year what with Voodoocuts having already re-
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HAMMOND CLASSICS: Los Cuentos (2017)

HAMMOND CLASSICS Los CuentosHammond Classics’ Los Cuentos is the new one from the Athens-based producer – and thereby hangs a tale or three. See what the monkey did there Castilian speakers? Yes, ‘The Stories’ (for such is its title in Ingl├ęs) finds triple cumbia breaks trouble coming at ya all the way from Greece courtesy of HC. Well, obviously – where else more
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