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BEAT BRONCO ORGAN TRIO: Road Trip

BEAT BRONCO ORGAN TRIO: Road TripChamping at the bit with lockdown? Can’t leave the house unless it’s essential? Why not let Madrid’s Beat Bronco Organ Trio take you on a musical Road Trip instead – for such is the name of their recently released debut album. Not that these three are strangers to the world of funk and soul – having racked up experience playing with bands The Sweet Vandals, Speak Low and Mighty
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BEAT BRONCO ORGAN TRIO: Beat Bronco / Easy Baby

BEAT BRONCO ORGAN TRIO: Beat Bronco / Easy BabyBefore debut long player, Road Trip, drops at the end of the month, Beat Bronco Organ Trio saddle up for one more single entitled – well – Beat Bronco. And if that conjures images of something musically wild and untamed, it’ll be entirely appropriate given this one’s frantic uptempo drums, squalling wah-wah guitar and organ riffs. You’ll need a rest after that so they’ve put Easy Baby on the flip. I say ‘the flip’ – this is actually a digital single – but MB readers may remember Easy Baby as being the A-side of an actual 45 which came out almost a year ago. Mind you, I say ‘rest’ too – although, now I think about it, while this one starts out all mellow, it builds to something of a crescendo.
(Out now on Rocafort Records)

BEAT BRONCO ORGAN TRIO: Hey Hey (feat. ALBERTO PALACIOS ANAUT)

BEAT BRONCO ORGAN TRIO: Hey Hey (feat. ALBERTO PALACIOS ANAUT)In the run-up to the release of the debut album from Madrid’s Beat Bronco Organ Trio, the band revisit Dave Bartholomew’s proto-funk New Orleans R&B cut Hey Hey and release their own blistering version. Where Bartholomew’s ’66 original version is a loose groove that foregrounds second-line rhythms and anticipated the percussive template that James Brown was soon
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THE CIRCLE OF CONFUSION feat. CORNELL CAMPBELL: Yesterday Was History (Vinyl 7″)

THE CIRCLE OF CONFUSION feat. CORNELL CAMPBELL: Yesterday Was History (Vinyl 7The forthcoming Yesterday Was History 45 finds The Circle Of Confusion return with their vocalist hero and Studio One legend Cornell Campbell. This, together with the same band and vocalist’s collab. Hole In The Ceiling all the way back in January, means that label Rocafort Records has more or less bookended the year with rootsy reggae 7″ gems. Ever so slightly more digi-dub in
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KOKORO DISCO-SAN: Isla Fantasía b/w Sonic Feeling (Vinyl 12″)

KOKORO DISCO-SAN: Isla Fantasía b?/?w Sonic Feeling (Vinyl 12Uncannily dropping at the same time as a colossal heatwave is scheduled to hit Europe comes double tropical disco biscuit and vinyl 12″ Isla Fantasía b/w Sonic Feeling from Barcelona trio Kokoro Disco-San. Who says you can’t rely on the weather? Isla Fantasía is six-plus minutes of pumping, Brazilian-inflected four-to-the-floor action while B-side Sonic Feeling is the only
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BEAT BRONCO ORGAN TRIO: Easy Baby b/w Geriatric Dance (Vinyl 7″)

BEAT BRONCO ORGAN TRIO: Easy Baby b/w Geriatric Dance (Vinyl 7It’s new blood time on Rocafort Records as they release a seven inch from Madrid-based outfit, the Beat Bronco Organ Trio. The band’s members are known for having previously played with the likes of the Sweet Vandals and Chip Wickham and their pedigree shows on the two tracks on offer here. A-side Easy Baby is a real treat offering soul jazz at the lower end of mid-tempo on which smouldering organs vie with wah-wah guitar in a contest that
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THE CIRCLE OF CONFUSION feat. CORNELL CAMPBELL: Hole In The Ceiling (Vinyl 7″)

THE CIRCLE OF CONFUSION feat. CORNELL CAMPBELL:  Hole In The Ceiling (Vinyl 7If you’re already known for releasing funk, soul and hip-hop whither next if you’re looking to expand generically? Why – reggae of course! Step forward Rocafort Records with their first drop of the new year featuring Swiss production team (not to mention certified reggae addicts) The Circle Of Confusion along with Jamaican vocal legend Cornell Campbell. Hole In The Ceiling is the rootsy
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ROCAFORT RECORDS: Funk For The People

ROCAFORT RECORDS:  Funk For The PeopleRating: ★★★★★ Admittedly Rocafort Records new heavy funk comp., Funk For The People, did come out about a month ago but when those autumn release gates open, trying to stay on top of them is like trying to hold back a storm surge with a rizla. Still – that’s no reason to give up battling onwards especially when a release in question contains the sort of gems this one does, compiled
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L’ECLAIR: Funky Splash b/w O Caminho Do Bem (Vinyl 7″)

L'ECLAIR:  Funky Splash b/w O Caminho Do Bem (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Just like Lexsoul Dancemachine before them, L’Eclair emerge seemingly out of nowhere with a highly accomplished debut 45 release – their new Funky Splash 7″ which has nailed them the endorsement of no less a man than Poets Of Rhythm’s JJ Whitefield. And with good cause too, for this original track is certainly set to disturb the surface tension of the funky
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ROCAFORT RECORDS: Latin Underground Revolution 1967-1978 (triple 45 boxset)

ROCAFORT RECORDS: Latin Underground Revolution 1967-1978 (triple 45 boxset)Rocafort Records rock the spot once again with another superb excavation and re-press, this time from three different eras no less, of New York’s latin music heritage with their triple 45 boxset Latin Underground Revolution boxset. Its full title pretty much explains the deal – Latin Underground Revolution: Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa
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