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SKINSHAPE: Sua Alma (Manny Talvez & Alae remix)(Vinyl 7″)

Tanto Tempo-era Bebel Gilberto vibes on this new remix of Skinshape’s D’Alma-featuring Umoja LP track Sua Alma by Manny Talvez & Alae as they lose the jangly guitar and complex percussion of the original and replace it with something rather more languorous. D’Alma’s voice now takes centre-stage over a dreamy organ wafting alongside a minimalist beat. And if that doesn’t
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SKINSHAPE feat. AARON PAUL TAYLOR: Inside (2017)

By way of a heads-up that Skinshape‘s new album Life & Love is in the offing (and in fact due on 3 May this year) comes the first single drawn from said LP. Like the material on 2015’s Oracolo, the ethereal Inside continues the psychedelic journey that began on 2014’s self-titled debut and features a soulful vocal turn by Aaron Paul Taylor. It’s less a song than a gloriously warm summer
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SKINSHAPE: Oracolo (2015)

Oracolo SkinshapeRating: ★★★★★ Skinshape (a.k.a Will Dorey of Horus Records) follows-up his self-titled debut LP of last year with an impressive end-of-year effort that falls out of the psychedelic tree and hits every single branch on the way down. Oracolo combines sixties American roadtrip psychedelia with its slightly more pastoral English sixties cousin, throws in a healthy smattering of the more organic
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SKINSHAPE: Old Days (2015)

Old Days SkinshapeNothing like a little bit of retro psychedelia is there? Especially when it’s got a downtempo funky groove locked down. Heads up then because this is the new one from producer/ multi-instrumentalist Will ‘Skinshape‘ Dorey whose Old Days channels the new old sound of Tame Impala via the sort of rhythms favoured by downtempo beat-heads of yore. Imagine DJ Shadow at a Grateful Dead
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SKINSHAPE: Mandala (2015)

Mandala SkinshapeMandala is Will ‘Skinshape’ Dorey’s new single and while it might be named after an ancient eastern symbol for the universe it’s actually a sprawling, vaguely Morricone-esque slice of psychedelic instrumental hip-hop that comes on like every sonic reference you’ve ever heard to spaghetti westerns all wrapped up with sixties west coast psychedelia. You know – a bit like The Heads Of
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SKINSHAPE: Skinshape (2014)

Skinshape LPSkinshape makes sure everything’s skin-shape and breakbeat fashion with his debut album – er – Skinshape on Athens-based Melting Records. Well, I say ‘album’ – at seven tracks and only thirty-two minutes there are longer EPs out there – but don’t be fooled by the brevity. If it’s original folksy psychedelic breakbeats you’re after, your ship’s just come in. Why? Because Will Dorey of Horus
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STALLY & THE BREADWINNERS/ SKINSHAPE: Riddim Box Dub/ Soul Groove (2013)

Brand new label Horus Records pop their release cherry with this double (or more accurately, dub-ble) A-side 45. It’s always useful being able to spot talent if you’re putting together a debut with which to make your name and so it is that the eye of Horus (sorry) fell upon Stally & The Breadwinners whose Riddim Box Dub was recorded on reel-to-reel tape for that authentic 70s Jamaican dub flavour at
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