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FLEVANS feat. LAURA VANE: Realisation

FLEVANS feat. LAURA VANE: RealisationContinuing his highly successful partnership with Laura Vane, Flevans returns with new single Realisation – and waits for you to comprehend that he’s taken 80s boogie in funky direction – indeed arguably to a point where it crosses over with what used to be called ‘nu-funk’. Thus, on this, you can expect much heavier syncopation on much more organic-sounding drums than the 80s


FLEVANS feat. LAURA VANE: Mr RightTeaming up once more with soul songstress Laura Vane, it’s Flevans toting the positively Prince-channeling new single Mr Right. Is that ‘head voice’ or ‘female falsetto’ Vane’s employing? Frankly you won’t care as you’ll be sucked into the groove before you can say, ‘fat bass, slap bass, rhythm guitar and sax.’ What you going to pair that with Mr F? A pumping slice of uptempo Latin

FLEVANS feat. LAURA VANE: Invisible

FLEVANS feat. LAURA VANE:  InvisibleFlevans’ latest single, Invisible, is the third to be released off his forthcoming long-player, Part-Time Millionaire, the second to feature songstress Laura Vane and the best one yet so let’s hope it’s showing up on everyone’s radar. It starts off with pensive rhythm guitar, bass and head-nodding drum break while our Laura hopes she can escape a ‘few dark days’ during which she’s been ‘choking

LAURA VANE & THE VIPERTONES: I Can’t Move No Mountains/ 110 Per Cent (Draikolk Remix) (2012)

Dutch/ English outfit Laura Vane & The Vipertones drop a disco-touched jazz-funk cover of seventies number I Can’t Move No Mountains for the new millennium. Originally performed by R&B/ big-band/psychedelia fusioneers Blood, Sweat & Tears and covered many times, you’d have to move a mountain to improve on Margie Joseph’s soul-disco version and even if Vane and co don’t manage

LAURA VANE & THE VIPERTONES: 110% (2011) Remix competition

Dutch/ English deep funkers Laura Vane & The Vipertones released their second LP Sugar Fix on Unique earlier this year and now there’s a remix album in the works. However, it seems they’ve realised they’re short a track. This is where you come in. Download the stems of 110% off the Sugar Fix album and get to work because if you win, your track will be on the remix LP

UNFORSCENE: Return Of The Wob – 2011

If January was afrobeat month 2011, it looks like March is ‘Bristol sound’ month as news of Unforscene’s forthcoming long-player surfaces at the same time as The Beekeepers (Parker and Boca 45) return to the scene. And, like The Beekeepers and Ewan Hoozami, Unforscene seem to be heralding a new generation of beats and vocal collaborations from Bristol that add dubstep and broken beat stylings

LAURA VANE & THE VIPERTONES: Roof Off – 2009 – Single review

Rating: ★★★★★

The third in a solid run of singles off the self-titled LP. “I see you shaking/ And I want to see you lose it,” belts out Laura at the start of a song that lyrically pretends to be about the dancefloor but that even the most literal-minded autist could see is about sex. Sax (I said s-a-x) and guitar, go at it hammer-and-tongs trying to ‘out-rhythm’ the itchy menace of the rhythm section and you just know it’s all going to end up in a sweaty mess. And where’s the harm in that?

Listen to Laura Vane & The Vipertones – Roof Off

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LAURA VANE & THE VIPERTONES: Am I Dreaming? – 2009 – Single review

Rating: ★★★★☆

‘Northern soul’ style tracks are the new black in deep funk circles these days since everyone’s ‘chasing Amy’, and no band’s album would be complete without it’s own. I refer to recent output by The Bamboos, Smoove & Turrell, forthcoming releases from Cookin On 3 Burners and now Dutch/ English combo Laura Vane & The Vipertones with this promo for their imminent LP. I’m not a massive fan of the un-syncopated northern soul beat but if it’s this good, I might get converted. Somewhere between Alice Russell and Kylie Auldist, the voice of Laura Vane is, of course, the ‘Tones secret weapon although such a description does make her sound a bit like something devised to bring World War II to an early close.
Out 3 July on Social Beats/ UNIQUE

Listen to Laura Vane & The Vipertones – Am I Dreaming?

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1. (NEW) T Bird & The Breaks – Esmerelda (Learn About It LP)
Massive bluesy funk groove – like Wilson Pickett fronting the JBs.

2. (NEW) Recordkingz (feat. The Beatnuts) – Rock Ya Shoulders (Single) (Recordkingz)
News Orleans funk sampling BANGER!

3. (NEW) Johnson & Jonson – Mama Told Me (Single) (Tres US)
LA rapper Blu gets to reminiscing over some psychedelic hip hop shit.

4. (NEW) Eddie & Ernie – Bullets Don’t Have Eyes (Single) (Daptone/ Eversoul)
The main source for cuts on Parker’s ‘Western Soul’ ’08 club hit.

5. (NEW) Mr Willis feat. Tones – Green Room (Unreleased)
Denver MC Tones spits big over Mr W’s speaker-worrying breaks.

6. (NEW) Daniel Merriweather (feat. Wale) – Change (Single) (Allido/ Columbia)
Signature Ronson production and a classic tune.
ListenRead Review…

7. (NEW) Laura Vane & The Vipertones – Steam (Single) (Social Beats/ Unique)
Cracking new soul sister cut.

8. (NEW) DT6 – Don’t Doubt Me (Single) (Starla)
Dirty breaks and Doors-style keyboard from Scots funksters.

9. (NEW) Chase & Status (feat. Kano) – Against All Odds (Single) (Ram Records)
Grime king Kano and the ‘Apache’ break. Gonna be massive.

10. (NEW) Eli Paperboy Reed – The Ace Of Spades (Single) (Virgin)
Yep. That’s right, the Motorhead track. Now comes with soul.

LAURA VANE & THE VIPERTONES: Steam – 2008 – 7” review

Listen to – Laura Vane & The Vipertones – Steam

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