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LONGDISTANCE DAN: Lunar Activity EP

LONGDISTANCE DAN:  Lunar Activity EPSay ‘hello stranger’ to Long Distance Dan (or should that be LongDistanceDan?) who returns to Earth with more of his customary way out sound from way out on latest drop the Lunar Activity EP.  Boasting six tracks a logo from Kid Acne and cover art by Sun Moth, the EP was both written and produced by Dan and kicks off with Riding Lightning featuring an appropriately crunchy drum break and lashings of
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THE DIASONICS: Gurami/ Gradient (Vinyl 7″)

THE DIASONICS:  GuramiFor those who thought the only funk coming out of Russia was The Soul Surfers, meet Moscow’s The Diasonics, the new signing to Milan-based label Record Kicks and proponents of what the band call ‘Hussar Funk’. That’ll be a blend of their favourite cinematic soul, eastern European and psychedelic influences over a fine selection of heavy breakbeats then. A-side Gurami is the one with
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VARIOUS: The Originals Vol. 1

The Originals Vol. 1 Golden RulesDropping slightly later than summer (as originally intended) contemporary funk compilation LP The Originals Vol.1 from German label Golden Rules is finally here! Following the lengthy run-up of digital singles which included every one of the fourteen tracks featured hereon as a digital single, this release provides the opportunity to hear everything on physical format too coming, as it
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VARIOUS: Down & Wired 5 and 6: A Dose Of Psychedelic Funk & Blue Eyed Soul

VARIOUS: Down & Wired 5 and 6A double dose of psychedelic funk and blue-eyed soul? You like the sound of that don’t you? Of course you do which is why you’ll be feeling the two latest volumes of such musical goings-on from the Perfect Toy label. It’s hard to get stuff more obscure than what turns up on these comps. so rest assured you are extremely unlikely to have heard it elsewhere. Indeed, it’s the sort of thing
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OREGANO: Melting Sand / Transmitter (Vinyl 7″)

Rating: ★★★★★ If you dig psych-soul, it’s most definitely your week since the second of two forthcoming Delights Records releases announced by Markey Funk (following the Les Hippies re-release) is this piece of 7″ glory from Oregano:  Melting Sands b/w Transmitter. Oregano? Ah yes – a new collab. between our Markey and, wait for it, Shawn Lee, Eleven 76’s Paul Elliott and RPS
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LES HIPPIES: Souci b/w Soleil Couchant (Vinyl 7″)

LES HIPPIES:  SouciThe first in a double autumn helping from Markey Funk’s Delights Records label is a 45 re-release of the label’s now ten year old inaugural drop from Les Hippies. You’ll have absolutely no worries about A-side Souci serving up the goods consisting, as it does, of gloriously laid-back sitar-powered psychedelia. Indeed – look at the title closely (and listen with equal attention) to a track
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Masterclass

EL MICHELS AFFAIR: MasterclassBetween the release of their excellent Yeti Season LP and the follow-up of sorts, The Abominable EP (about which, more shortly), there’s just time for New York legends El Michels Affair to squeeze out a new single Masterclass on which they give – well – a masterclass on how to deliver summery soundtrack psych thrills. Turns out this track featured alongside material from Saul Williams
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THE KBCS: Popsicles

Popsicles The KBCSPsych-soul does rather seem to be the flavour of the month at the moment – whether vocal or instrumental – and it’s hard not to suspect that the wild success of Black Pumas may have driven a resurgence in music of this ilk. Enter The KBCS with Popsicles – the lead single off their forthcoming album Color Box. An upbeat instrumental driven by a funky rhythm and
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OUTER SPACE: Magnetic Monster

OUTER SPACE: Magnetic MonsterLooks like there’s still time for another digital single from Germany’s Golden Rules label prior to the release of a year’s-worth of digital singles on a big summer vinyl LP funk and soul drop. On this occasion, it’s Outer Space supplying the goods entitled Magnetic Monster and it’s a beast! A beast from outer space? Well a beast from Barcelona at the very least and one with a heavy, heavy afro-
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ADAM GIBBONS: Manhunt EP

If you’ve been scouring the interweb for when the next instalment of Adam ‘Lack Of Afro’ Gibbons’ soundtrack-to-a-film-that-doesn’t-exist, your target is in the open – for the Manhunt EP is out now.  It follows The Here We Go EP and constitutes the second part of what will be the Last Bastion LP when it drops on red vinyl in the summer. Those who caught the first one will be
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