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LITTLE BARRIE & MALCOLM CATTO: After After

LITTLE BARRIE & MALCOLM CATTO: After AfterBlimey, MB was still active on Myspace and Blogger the last time the monkey covered any Little Barrie material! That notwithstanding, here’s this, a.k.a. new single After After – a fuzzed-out, psych-soul affair from the band that sounds like an instro-jam by Curtis Knight & The Butlers featuring a young guitarist by the name of James Hendrix. Not that that’s any cause for complaint
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MARKEY FUNK: Men Of North Country – Magic (Timewarp remix) b/w 3421 – Sparks (Spatioport remix) (Vinyl 7″)

Markey Funk Remixes Magic 4321Certainly no stranger to psychedelic sounds, Markey Funk now embarks on a timeslip trip that takes him all the way back to 2013 and 2014 to grab a couple of old remixes for vinyl 7″ release in 2020. One of these is his (appropriately-named) Timewarp remix of Men Of North Country’s mod-soul heater Magic while t’other is his spacey (and equally appropriately-named) Spatioport remix of
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IKEBE SHAKEDOWN: Adonai

IKEBE SHAKEDOWN: AdonaiOne of the last two cuts to appear as part of Colemine Records’ ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ series of weekly singles is new Ikebe Shakedown single, Adonai. The track is a cover of an Ennio Morricone piece originally composed for Silvano Agosti’s 1967 flick Il Giardino delle Delizie (a.k.a The Garden of Delights) and as such is also the band’s tribute one of their great musical inspirations, who
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SNOOCH DODD & THE PRO-TEENS: I Flip My Life Every Time I Fly

SNOOCH DODD & THE PRO-TEENS: I Flip My Life Every Time I FlyIf you like the way El Michels Affair apply hip-hop sensibilities to cinematic soul, you might want to check out the debut single by Snooch Dodd & The Pro-Teens, I Flip My Life Every Time I Fly. Turns out this is a studio side project of Karate Boogaloo’s drummer Hudson Whitlock and Snooch Dodd only exists in his imagination – not that the monkey’s complaining – because the very real
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DON LEISURE: Steel Zakuski

DON LEISURE:  Steel ZakuskiDon Leisure’s full-length retro Russian samples-based beat tape, Steel Zakuski follows hot on the heels of last month’s single Valery’s Fate which features in this mammoth twenty-one track set. One half of First Word Records’ The Darkhouse Family, the Don is widely-travelled and less a collector of the in sound from way out so much as a collector of the spaced-out sound from way out
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KAMAU KURU: Oxydental

KAMAU KURU:  OxydentalRating: ★★★★★ Say hello to London-based producer Kamau Kuru – someone you’ll definitely be hearing a lot more of on the strength of debut LP Oxydental. ‘Oxydental’? Yep – this one very much lets you get your teeth into the sampled sounds of the occident laid over drum breaks for our man is as keen to draw on the sounds of his mixed heritage as he is inspired by the likes of
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SIMFONYX: Magenta Skyline b/w The Unresolved (Vinyl 7″)

SIMFONYX: Magenta Skyline b/w The Unresolved (Vinyl 7Part two of today’s news about quality psych-funk 45s in the offing, is a heads-up that next on Markey Funk’s dependably brilliant Delights label is 7″ Magenta Skyline b/w The Unresolved by SimfOnyx. As it turns out, SimfOnyx are like-minds Markey himself and Haifa-based producer Shuzin who have finally made it into the studio for a co-production.  The atmospheric Magenta
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KIND & KINKY ZOO feat. RICKEY CALLOWAY: Hot Love (Vinyl 7″)

KIND & KINKY ZOO feat. RICKEY CALLOWAY: Hot Love (Vinyl 7Good news as psych-funk outfit, Kind & Kinky Zoo finally get to release their brand new 45 Hot Love (test pressings of which first hove into view back in March!) featuring soul legend Rickey Calloway. A veteran of the funk-soul scene like Lee Fields and with a career that stretches back about the same length of time, Calloway also, like the now sadly-departed Charles Bradley, began his career
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Life Of Pablo

EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Life Of PabloAnd the third single to be lifted from El Michels Affair’s imminent new studio LP, Adult Themes, is Life Of Pablo. “Like a trip through the birth canal…[it says here]…Life of Pablo takes us on quite a ride.”  Yes – well – we’ve all been there. The start makes you feel a bit queasy though, beginning, as it does, with what the PR also describes as the cry of a newborn. Is it the reminder of sleepless
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ON THE SPOT TRIO: Hefe

ON THE SPOT TRIO: HefeIt’s amazing what you can find time to do during lockdown. In On The Spot Trio’s case once such thing is finally releasing a track they recorded six years ago – Hefe – which, it turns out, isn’t just your favourite Instagram filter. This guitar n Hammond-drenched affair presents the sunnier side of funky psychedelia and was recorded by the band in 2014 at the Iron Wax Studio of Soulive drummer Alan Evans – perhaps unsurprisingly
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