Tag Archives: Soul

BLACK SUGAR: Viajecito/ Too Late (Vinyl 7″)

BLACK SUGAR:  Viajecito/ Too Late (Vinyl 7Keeping up the rare Latin vinyl 45 pressure, label Matasuna step up a gear by dropping this first ever vinyl-only reissue of two seventies cuts by Peruvian Latin funk-soul brothers Black Sugar a mere month after the last drop from Enrique Lynch. First up is Viajecito which travels an initially psych-funky road of sinister wah-wah and tribal screams before lightening the mood somewhat by
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ALEXIS EVANS: I Made A Deal With Myself + video

ALEXIS EVANS:  I Made A Deal With Myself + videoRecord Kicks’ new boy is the Anglo-French Alexis Evans and the label’s just released the video of his jaunty album-teasing northern soul-flavoured I Made A Deal With Myself. Deal with yourself eh, Alexis? And the nature of said deal? Oh, it’s to do with the missus – it’s over! Right? But how to represent such a matter in audio-visual format? Maybe you stick your earphones in when she starts
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SOUL FLIP EDITS 6: I Can’t Get Next To You (WONDERLOVE Re-edit)/ Swim (WONDERLOVE Short edit)(Vinyl 7″)

SOUL FLIP EDITS 6:  I Can't Get Next To You (Wonderlove's Re-edit)/ Swim (Wonderlove's Short edit)(Vinyl 7Seeing the post title here, some of you might be thinking, ‘Er – but what happened to Soul Flip Edits 5? The last one I remember was Soul Flip Edits 4!’ And you’d be right. Don’t panic though. Turns out there’s been an issue at the pressing plant and in an endearingly analogue type of way, number 5 will now arrive out of sequence. In the meantime, what the Soul Flip crew
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Mount Pleasant Remixed Vol. 1

SMOOVE & TURRELL:  Mount Pleasant Remixed Vol. 1Aye, aye – Smoove & Turrell unlock the stems for a trio of cuts off their recent Mount Pleasant long-player and step hastily back as a horde of remixers steam in to get their scaly claws into the Geordie pair’s neo-disco and soul. Emerging bloodied and torn but triumphant from such a Darwinian bloodbath are Valique, Basement Freaks and Dr Rubberfunk. Clutched in Valique’s scarred
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NICOLE WILLIS & BANDA PALOMITA: I Call Your Name

So Nicole Willis has got a new backing band – Banda Palomita – and it turns out there’s this new long-player on the way entitled My Soul Sensation rich in disco, jazz-funk, soul, boogie and electro flavours. Before all that though it is rather customary to put out some sort of single by way of a taster, which, my friends, will be this – I Call
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LEE FIELDS: It Rains Love (Vinyl 7″) + video

LEE FIELDS:  It Rains Love (Vinyl 7Veteran soul man Lee Fields is back already with new single It Rains Love, and as our Lee’ll tell you – when you do find that special person, you hang on to them because, “when you got someone…who really loves you…you got everything.” I think that calls for a song! A downtempo drum break maybe, some reflective instrumentation and that voice of course. Oohh – I know – and a video
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PAMA INTERNATIONAL: Stop The War On The Poor

PAMA INTERNATIONAL:  Stop The War On The PoorBlimey – no hiding the message on Pama International’s new one, Stop The War On The Poor as they eschew their more usual preference for rocksteady vibes with some heartwarming retro-soul that recalls Irma Thomas’s early seventies work with Jerry ‘Swamp Dogg’ Williams. Constructed from emotive piano and soul horns
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2018

Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the monkey’s biggest albums of 2018!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Tracks – 2018 HERE)

1. Reggae Workers Of The World – RWW II

It’s the double whammy! RWW get the LP and track top slots with their mix of rocksteady, soul and sixties rnb!
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 2018

Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the monkey’s biggest tracks of 2018!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Albums – 2018 HERE)

1. Reggae Workers Of The World – Pot Of Gold

Irresistible rocksteady opener from the LP
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DEL GAZEEBO & ALDO VANUCCI: Soul Flip Edits

DEL GAZEEBO & ALDO VANUCCI:  Soul Flip EditsIf you haven’t been asleep for the last couple of years, you’ll have noticed a healthy interest in funk and soul edits sympathetic to the original tracks in the vinyl 45 DJ market. Professor Shorthair and a galaxy of guest producers are now multiple volumes into the NOLA Breaks series of New Orleans-specific funky edits, Soopasoul has
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