Tag Archives: Soul

SURPRISE CHEF: Blyth Street Nocturne

SURPRISE CHEF: Blyth Street NocturneYou might have thought Melbourne had already given more than enough to the world of contemporary funk and soul given the number of bands of that ilk hailing from there but it seems the city isn’t done just yet. Say hello then to Surprise Chef who enter the fray from the left field with the library music-inspired Blyth Street Nocturne the first taster from the band’s forthcoming debut
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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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GREYHOUNDS: Left Turn

GREYHOUNDS: Left TurnThe Color Red label continues to fire out the releases with this new one, Left Turn from the Austin, Texas-based Greyhounds. Name rings a bell, right? Of course it does! This outfit were working with Tim ‘T Bird’ Crane from the now sadly de-funked T Bird & The Breaks last time news of them got to the monkey. Right now, they can be found getting their stuff produced by the
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COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS: Feel Good Inc./ Cars (Vinyl 7″)

COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS: Feel Good Inc./ Cars (Vinyl 7A long time ago, before Ivan Khatchoyan of Oz-funk merchants Cookin On 3 Burners started knocking out inspired funk covers of old classics with his other band the Traffic, he could be found – er – knocking out the occasional inspired funk cover of an old classic with Cookin On 3 Burners. And by a long time ago, I mean ten or twelve years ago when the fetish for 45s wasn’t quite what it is now – which means that not everything
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THE ALLERGIES: Every Trick In The Book (Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES: Every Trick In The Book (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ I don’t know – those Allergies boys, they make you feel good and they know how to turn you on. Oh wait, no, that’s – well…never mind. What I meant was The Allergies make you feel good and they know every trick in the book – which, as we all know, has resulted in an impressive run of grooves that keep you hooked. Take their forthcoming 45 banger – er – Every
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BRANDY: Sitting Up In My Room feat. Billy Stewart (AMERIGO GAZAWAY edit)

AMERIGO GAZAWAY: Sitting Up In My Room feat. Billy StewartSerial mashup don Amerigo Gazaway has just started up his ‘Blendsday Wednesday’ operation again and what better way to do that than by splicing seat-themed cuts from two eras of RnB together – Brandy’s classic 90s number Sitting Up In My Room and Billy Stewart’s classic 60s number, Sitting In The Park. It’s an inspirational pairing that gives Stewart’s lowrider soul a lift
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BASEMENT FREAKS: ‘Tape Funk’ sample pack

BASEMENT FREAKS: 'Tape Funk' sample packMB regulars will know that over the years Basement Freaks has knocked out a multitude of sample packs for Black Octopus in all kinds of flavours but for Tape Funk, his twentieth (!), it’s something a little bit special. Made as a collab. with Concord Audio, it’s got a title that evokes an era of analogue warmth because the entire contents were run through a vintage tape machine
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DJ OONOPS: Oonops Drops Vol. 2

DJ OONOPS: Oonops Drops Vol. 2 Stand by for Oonops Drops Vol. 2, the second volume in a multi-genre compilation series from Brooklyn Radio’s DJ Oonops which comes out on Agogo Records at the end of the month. It seems our man spent more than a year putting the funk, soul, dub, jazz, beats and hip-hop encompassing double vinyl project together and you know with that level of time investment, there’s going to be a
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THE HAWKMEN: Baby Tonight + live video

THE HAWKMEN: Baby Tonight + live videoAfter going viral and amassing a stupid amount of views on Youtube, The Hawkmen’s Baby Tonight finally gets a single release – albeit a digital one – that includes both studio and live versions. If you caught the band’s self-titled hotrod n soul album (multiple tracks of which have received Craig Charles rotation) you’ll definitely have noticed Baby Tonight around halfway through the
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SOUL FLIP EDITS 8: Your Love Has Lifted Me (Higher & Higher) / I Go To Pieces Every Time (Vinyl 7″)

SOUL FLIP EDITS 8: Your Love Has Lifted Me (Higher & Higher) / I Go To Pieces Every Time (Vinyl 7Soul Flip Edits 8? I think so! Incredibly, Gazeebo and Vanucci are back already with a new 7″, this time delivering blistering re-rubs of northern soul cuts on both sides. As always it’s an edit of a better known artist paired with one of someone marginally more obscure which, in this particular case, translates to flips of the mighty Otis Redding’s take on Your Love Has Lifted Me (Higher
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