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SMOOVE: Redropped 1: String Island / Boogie Island (Vinyl 7″)

See? This is exactly what I was talking about last week when posting about Smoove’s Multitrack Reworks Vol. 1 disco 12″ – this man never has just one iron in the fire. Next up is this vinyl 7″ Redropped 1 with Smoove delivering two different but equally ‘force’ful versions (see what I did there?) of that ol’ Strong Island sound. First up is the mellow one. That’ll be String Island then, on
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SMOOVE: Multitrack Reworks Vol. 1 (Vinyl 12″)

SMOOVE:  Multitrack ReworksOne man who’s always got numerous irons in the fire is the man the monkey likes to call ‘Berry Geordie’. And so busy is Smoove (for it is he) that, in fact, it’s difficult to stay on top of all those releases – September’s Wack Records release Queensbridge vs Brooklyn hip-hop booty 45 for example which passed with nary a word from the monkey. He was last heard of around these parts
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WHIRLWIND D: Without Music (feat. MICALL PARKNSUN) b/w Labels (SMOOVE Mix)(Vinyl 7″)

WHIRLWIND D:  Without Music It’s a doubly nice slice of vinyl 7″ from B-Line Recordings next with this new single from Whirlwind D. On A-side Without Music, ‘D and another Brit-hop veteran, Micall Parknsun, go head-to-head on the subject of the redemptive power of – well – music over a soulful midtempo Djar One beat with cuts by Specifik. Flip it over meanwhile and you get a remix of another ‘D
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SMOOVE: Friday’s Funky 45 Vol. 9 (Vinyl 7″) + Wack Records 19-22

SMOOVE:  De La Smoove/ Hall & Soul (Vinyl 7I don’t know, nothing for ages and then four come along at once – well five technically, though one is a re-release. I’m on about Smoove mash-ups of course – the very thing, in fact, that our Berry Geordie set Wack Records up for back in the day. And so it is that Wack Records 19-22 (a.k.a. Sunny Juice, It’s All Good, Skeelo Wonder and Hall & Soul) get a simultaneous release. Well – when you’ve made a special mix of tracks for BBC 6
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SMOOVE: A Quest Called Tribe (Vinyl 7″)

SMOOVE: A Quest Called Tribe (Vinyl 7You can’t accuse Smoove of letting the grass grow under his feet when he’s not engaged on Smoove & Turrell business, for here is epic new vinyl 7″ cut n paste mix A Quest Called Tribe which tops even his previous Main Sourced 45. Where that project saw him take a mere three months to splice together every sample on Main Source’s first LP Breaking Atoms in order to fill two sides of wax, A
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SMOOVE: Recorded Delivery

SMOOVE: Recorded DeliveryEight years after his original Jalapeno Records remix comp. First Class dropped, Smoove finally follows up with the sequel, Recorded Delivery. Eight years! Why the wait? Well that’ll partly be the small matter of writing, producing and touring the three Smoove & Turrell LPs that have come out in that time, all those live DJ sets and many of the remixes which are collected on this – so many in
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NICOLE WILLIS & BANDA PALOMITA: I Call Your Name (SMOOVE remix)

NICOLE WILLIS & BANDA PALOMITA: I Call Your Name (SMOOVE remix)You’re Nicole Willis, you’ve got a brand new band (Banda Palomita), you’ve got a brand new musical bag that’s heavy on the 80s influences and you need a remix of your electro boogie single, I Call Your Name. So who you gonna call? No, not Ghostbusters! You’re going to call Smoove and get him to don his disco hat, and I think we all know that is a very ‘disco’ hat indeed. He’ll probably
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CHROME: Dopamine Hit (I Need A Hit SMOOVE remix) b/w To The Big Apple (Vinyl 7″)

CHROME:  Dopamine Hit (I Need A Hit SMOOVE remix) b/w To The Big Apple (Vinyl 7In more ‘title track as single’ news on MB today, it turns out Smoove’s remix of Chrome’s Dopamine Hit is shortly to get a vinyl 7″ release. UK rap veteran Chrome made his name as part of East Anglian hip-hop outfit Def Tex of course and Dopamine Hit is the title track of his recent solo LP on which he frankly admits to needing – well – a hit. Not a hit from the bong you understand, nor
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JOHN TURRELL: The Kingmaker Remixed Pt 2

JOHN TURRELL: The Kingmaker Remixed Pt 2 When John Turrell got a well-deserved re-release of his solo debut album, The Kingmaker, last year on Jalapeno Records, it was surely only a matter of time before the remix package came out. Or rather packages since this is The Kingmaker Remixed Part 2. But where on earth was the singing half of Smoove & Turrell (the jewel in the crown of Jalapeno Records’ artist
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IZO FITZROY: Say Something

IZO FITZROY:  Say SomethingRight, new Izo FitzRoy single out – Say Something. No, not you, doofus! That’s the name of the single! Third track off last year’s Skyline album, you may remember – rolls along on a cracking drum break, decorated with a jazzy bit of piano while FitzRoy lambasts an unsupportive lover in her bluesy rasp? What could improve on that? Well, the singles package
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