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WACK RECORDS 16: SMOOVE Nowhere To Go/ Return Of The Beats 7″ (2016)

Wack 16 SmooveRating: ★★★★★ If only at least one of the booty soul breaks cuts off Beatnik City’s epic Northern Breaks Vol. 1 could appear on vinyl sighed the monkey previously about said EP. Yeah – like that’s going to happen – Beatnik City are thus far digi-only. If only one of the dj/ producers involved had their own party breaks label and were all set up to do vinyl. Enter Wack Records (prop. one S. Moove) and Wack 16 – featuring a Vandellas-on-steroids
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SMOOVE: For The Love Of 45s Smoove DJ Mix (2015) Free download

For The Love Of 45s DJ Mix SmooveSmoove parks all that neo-disco business for a minute and returns to his roots with a party-friendly, b-boy funk, hip-hop and latin mix that includes a number of cheeky one-off cuts (dubplate 45s one trusts) done especially for…well…For The Love Of 45s.. That’ll be one hour ten minutes of prime, fluidly-mixed, block-rockin’, old school action then. Well, I say ‘block rockin’ but
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SMOOVE: Wack Dynamite + Wack 14 7″(2014)

Wack Dynamite SmooveRating: ★★★★★ Now then. Who’s been a busy boy? That’ll be Smoove, with a fistful of Wack Dynamite. And I don’t mean damp squibs. Au contraire, I mean no fewer than seven party-smashing mash-ups from an old hand who proves once more that he’s not just a purveyor of world-beating original neo-disco and soul. Eddie Bird, Bob Marley, De La Soul, Michael Jackson, the
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Fire (2014)

Fire EP Renegades Of Jazz AspectsFire is the first single off forthcoming LP Paradise Lost from ‘northern jazz’ don Renegades Of Jazz. Turns out he’s enlisted fallen rap angels, Aspects for mic duties and they employ their impressive powers of rhyme and rhetoric to spread the commandments of the adversary – you know – thou shalt add an ‘l’ to the end of any word ending in a vowel, thou shalt drink scrumpy and only
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SMOOVE: Big Bird (remix) (2014)

Big Bird SmooveRating: ★★★★★ If there’s a man who knows how to provide a set finale it’s Smoove a.k.a. Berry Geordie and here he opens up the sky and comes to you with a very large funky breaks take on Eddie Bird’s stomping Stax cut Big Bird. Frankly, it’s enough to turn you eight feet tall and bright yellow. There’s no sign of a release or free
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BEATNIK CITY PRESENTS: The Rio District Vol. 1 (Power bossa, Samba & Brazil) (2014)

The Rio District Beatnik City Presents Vol. 1…with which new label Beatnik City embarks upon a mission to explore the world of sixties music via the medium of remixes and re-edits. Sounds promising. Volume 1, The Rio District, has a special focus on the sound of the world’s sexiest city from arguably the world’s most influential decade thus far in popular music. As a consequence, the label have called upon an expert
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CHART – JUNE (2014)

(NEW) =1. Smoove & Turrell – Will You Be Mine

Nu-disco bomb and Daft Punk killer
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ALEXIA COLEY: Beautiful Waste Of Time (2014)

Beautiful Waste Of Time - Alexia ColeyRating: ★★★★★ Alexia Coley‘s new Dr Rubberfunk-mixed single – Beautiful Waste Of Time is kind of halfway between the funky soul jazz of Barbara Lynn’s Nice And Easy or Nina Simone’s Some Say and the grittier sister funk of Laura Lee’s It Ain’t What You Do But How You Do It. Which is another way of saying it’s dope. Just in case there’s not enough percussive presence on the original for you though
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Lay It On Me (2014) + video

Lay It On Me Smoove TurrellBerry Geordie is back, in the company of the mighty John Turrell of course, with their latest installment of the ‘northern coal’ sound. Lay It On Me is the first single off the pair’s forthcoming long player Broken Toys and the sort of big soul-clap stomper that is their bread and butter. Or whatever they can afford to eat up north now in these benighted economic times – probably a coal
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SMOOVE: Slow Down (B-boy Instrumental remix)(2014)

Slow Down B-boy remix SmooveA third Smoove & Turrell album is on the way, a single is due before that (for both of which, check back with the Monkey soon) and before that, Smoove keeps the funk-soul massive’s enthusiasm for all things S&T-flavoured well fluffed by favouring us with this b-boy instrumental. I feel like I should know that sample though – something classic and soully – what is it? It’s on the tip of my mind but I
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