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OMEGAMAN feat. KROMANAUTS: Politics Of Greed

OMEGAMAN feat. KROMANAUTS: Politics Of GreedLook sharp – it’s all righteous fire from Omegaman feat. Kromanauts here on their soon-to-drop new single. That’ll be the thunderous, guitar-led funky reggae riddim that is Politics Of Greed then with lyrics that – you guessed it – exhort listeners to stick it to the man. What’s not to like? Omegaman did the bassline, Allniters & Ozskas’ Marty Fabok laced that with guitars and then Kromanauts added
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ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: 30-60-90 (Vinyl 7″)

ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: 30-60-90Rating: ★★★★★ Got a new job? Original Gravity have just supplied your anthem in the form of 30-60-90 and four different versions in four different styles by four different OG artists no less. That’ll be ska outfit Prince Alphonso & The Fever, Latin boogaloo supremo Néstor Álvarez, early reggae dons the Brentford Rd Soul Rebels feat. Dennis Alcapone, and soul jazz crew Curtis Baker &
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DJ MAARS: Smokin’ Funk b/w Ruffneck Rockas (Ltd. White/ Red splatter 7″)

DJ MAARS: Smokin' Funk b/w Ruffneck Rockas (Ltd. White/ Red splatter 7Rating: ★★★★★ Hanging out for new wax from DJ Maars and the Easy Now Recordings camp?  You can rest easy then, because here’s the man himself with the first in a new run of back catalogue bangers on 45. And as anyone who follows Maars will know – that’s some back catalogue – exemplified on this white and red splatter vinyl 7″ release by Smokin’ Funk b/w
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MUNGO’s HI-FI X MARINA P: Soma

MUNGO's HI-FI X MARINA P:  SomaRating: ★★★★★ Ooh hello what’s this? Soma? Ah yes – the new one from from Mungo’s Hi-Fi employing the undeniable vocal talents of songstress Marina P. Er – Soma, though? Surely not a reggae version of Smashing Pumpkins’ tedious 90s misery-fest Soma? The very same! It’s amazing the wonders a reggae makeover can
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LOTEK feat. DADDY SPEEDO: This Is (The Rebirth Of Rude)(Vinyl 7″)

LOTEK feat. DADDY SPEEDO: This Is (The Rebirth Of Rude)(Vinyl 745 reggae/hip-hop rudeness for you here as MC/Producer Lotek gears up for the limited vinyl 7″ release of his This Is (The Rebirth Of Rude). The track is a lyrical tribute to dancehall culture using Zap Pow’s This Is Reggae Music as a musical bedrock and the vocal talents of Daddy Speedo which Lotek describes as, “hip hop made by a reggae fan, or reggae made by a hip hop fan.” The
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VARIOUS: Songs For Andy (A Collection Of Re-works, Re-Edits & Tributes To Andy Taylor)

Songs For AndyIf you wanted a measure of the respect the sadly and recently departed DJ/producer Andy Taylor commanded on the music scene then here it is, Songs For Andy (A Collection Of Re-works, Re-Edits & Tributes To Andy Taylor). The ten-tracker, has been assembled by Mr Bird and features contributions from Smoove & Turrell, Lloyd Wright, Daytoner, Kid Felony, Dedy Dread
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INNEREYEFULL: Night Of The Living Bassbins (album)

Inneryefull’s latest long player, Night Of The Living Bassbins, has finally emerged then and is anything but a rotting corpse. Twelve tracks deep it supplies, (as previous singles Shake That Thing, the title track and Music Is Alive suggested) a heady mix of breakbeats and reggae, the former of which range from club-ready bangers to the positively ambient while the
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SHNIECE MCMENAMIN: Disco Deception EP

SHNIECE MCMENAMIN:  Disco Deception EPRating: ★★★★★ The debut solo EP from singer/ songwriter Shniece Mcmenamin, Disco Deception, actually finds McMenamin deliver five reggae soul covers of classic soul cuts and a gorgeous affair it is too. The opener sets the bar high with the EP’s first single as our heroine capably takes on Lyn Collins number Take Me As I Am in the company
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THE REGULATORS: Time Is Rocksteady Tight (Take 2) b/w Rocksteady Lockdown

The country might have been at a virtual standstill for the last couple of months but that hasn’t stopped Original Gravity Records pushing ahead with the goodness in the form of 200-copy run of a new Regulators 45 Time Is Rocksteady Tight (Take 2) b/w Rocksteady Lockdown. Well – it’s not like time is tight, is it? As the track name implies, what you’ve got is a cover version of the much-
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FORT KNOX FIVE: DC’s Finest Volume 1

FORT KNOX FIVE: DC's Finest Vol. 1Fort Knox Five haven’t been sat on their hands during lockdown and in their munificence are shortly to be re-releasing Volume 1 of DC’s Finest, a collection of their mash-ups, remixes and edits from 2006-2008 at a ‘name your price’ rate. Which makes it perfect for all those whose income has been affected as a consequence of various governments’ failure to follow-up basic pandemic
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