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THE IN SOUND COMPANY: Silk And Gunpowder/Our Tin Can Rocket (Vinyl 7″)

THE IN SOUND COMPANY: Silk And GunpowderThe latest addition to the mounting body of superb psychedelia coming out of Markey Funk’s Delights label is this new vinyl 7″ from The In Sound Company – and you know that ‘in sound’ is ‘wayyyy out’. The single is another collab. between Markey himself and RPS Surfers’ Shay Landa (like last year’s Oregano single ) with Silk And Gunpowder as the A-side. This turns out to be a
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KIND & KINKY ZOO: Swamp

Rating: ★★★★★ If you like your psych-funk heavy and have been paying attention over the last decade and more, you’ll have clocked Swiss outfit Kind & Kinky Zoo who’ve been maintaining a tight line in monster grooves with added flute fireworks. As far as releases used to go, they once were pretty much knights of the occasional table but of late, it seems, the monkey’s not the only one who
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LES DYNAMITES: Pop Oud#2 b/w No Oud (RADIO TRIP dub mix)

Oud Les Dynamites Radio TripRating: ★★★★★ There’s a massive treat for fans of funky psychedelia right here on Les Dynamites’ new vinyl 7″ Pop Oud#2, especially if you like your grooves full of eastern promise. The track foregrounds the instrument of the title over an uptempo funky drum break and a parping bassline resulting in something that brings things get about as close as they can get to psych-funky
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DIASONICS: Origin Of Forms

Did somebody say ‘Hussar funk’? Well, actually Diasonics themselves did though it’s as good a term as any to describe the fresh blend of super crisp and funky drum breaks that they couple with Eastern-tinged cinematic and psychedelic sounds. If you caught previous singles Gurami and Deviants, you’ll know exactly what the monkey’s on about and while both of those are on the Origin
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GIULIANO SORGINI: Mad Town/ Ultima Caccia (Vinyl 7″)

GIULIANO SORGHINI: Mad Town/ Ultima Cacchia (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ If you dig psych-funk, you’ll think all your Christmases have come at once with this single that lifts the two funkiest cuts off Giuliano Sorgini’s OST album for 1974 Italian TV flick Zoo Folle. It’s the first time ever these two tracks have been on 45 and they have been remastered from the original tapes. First up is Mad Town, a sinuous flute-led instrumental that gradually builds in
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SIMFONYX: Der Maulwurf/ Eolomea

SIMFONYX:  Der Maulwurf/ EolomeaIt might be coming up for Christmas but here’s a glimpse of what the new year holds in store from Markey Funk’s Delights label – a SimfOnyx 45 entitled Der Maulwurf b/w Eolomea. The former track delivers crunchy retro sci-fi-isms that take their cue from East German cinema.  In practice, this means a staccato kick/snare drum pattern foregrounded due to sparse additional layers of
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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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