Tag Archives: Soul

BASEMENT FREAKS feat. KYLIE AUDLIST: White Hot/ JOHN TURRELL: Won’t Get Fooled Again (BASEMENT FREAKS remix)(Vinyl 7″)

Yet another 45 on the way and this time it’s double funky action from the Jalapeno Records camp with a Basement Freaks and Kylie Auldist collab. on the one hand and a Basement Freaks remix of a John Turrell cut on t’other. The first cut sees Mr Freaks simplify the squelchy jangling JB’s-style beat of two year old album number White Hot from his Time Machine LP into something more


ROCAFORT RECORDS:  Funk For The PeopleRating: ★★★★★ Admittedly Rocafort Records new heavy funk comp., Funk For The People, did come out about a month ago but when those autumn release gates open, trying to stay on top of them is like trying to hold back a storm surge with a rizla. Still – that’s no reason to give up battling onwards especially when a release in question contains the sort of gems this one does, compiled

COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS: Lab Experiments Vol. 2

COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS:  Lab Experiments Vol. 2After their success with the funky alchemy of Lab Experiments Vol. 1: Mixin’, what was there for Aussie Hammond funk veterans Cookin’ On 3 Burners to do but return to the laboratory to cook up even more goodness? As with its predecessor, Lab Experiments Vol. 2 turns in eight tracks though this time there is an equal balance of vocal and instro cuts. Arguably chief among the former


SHAKA LOVES YOU feat. FULLEE LOVE:  BoogieRating: ★★★★★ Long established as party breaks edit kings, Glasgow’s Shaka Loves You hook and sling their way to something rather special for the next release on the Bomb Strikes label with new cut Boogie. Done in collaboration with former Jurassic 5 rapper Soup – in full funk vocalist mode here as Fullee Love – the track couldn’t have a more apt name. Like kindred spirits The Allergies, SLY reinvigorate ancient funk beats by cleaning shit up, beefing shit up and adding new vocals. And in doing so here, they turn in one righteous beast of party starter. The very thing in fact that ought to get the Craig Charles seal of approval – ooh – whatdyaknow – it already has. Boogie is the lead cut off the boys’ forthcoming EP.
(Out 2 November on Bombstrikes)


THE ALLERGIES:  Steal The ShowRating: ★★★★★ For god’s sake nail down down anything that moves before The Allergies steal the show. They’re after the lot – underground love, mainstream recognition, old samples, new beats and all the guest vocalists they can lay their hands on. What’s all the fuss? Why – it’s the arrival of new album Steal The Show of course – Moneyshot and Rackabeat’s third in just two years. Man that

DAYTONER: Shout Love

DAYTONER:  Shout Love Rating: ★★★★★ Hot on the heels of the summer’s Off The Hook LP, the Daytoner crew are back already with a new single Shout Love – which aims to channel the redemptive power of funky soul to relay a message of positivity and unity in these benighted times. Blimey – that’s a tall order. Still we can’t think negatively, we have to try, after all

KILL EMIL: Matata/ Humanidad (Vinyl 7″)

KILL EMIL: Matata/ Humanidad (Vinyl 7The Matasuna label has been going hard on an Afro-Latin tip lately, and here they follow up their re-release of super-rare Sangre Joven cut Zamba Zamba (along with a Voodoocuts remix) with this new 45 from Greek producer Kill Emil. The A-side, Matata, might take its name from the Swahili word for problems but our man seems to have no difficulty knocking out a pumping mid-tempo affair

THE HAWKMEN: Soulful Dress/ I Can Tell (Vinyl 7″) + video & tour dates

THE HAWKMEN:  Soulful Dress/ I Can Tell (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ More familiar to MB readers in his former role as Big Boss Man’s bassist and also as one half of Mako & The Hawk, The Hawk has recently been building the rep. of his scorching new live combo, The Hawkmen – an outfit currently being championed by no lesser a personage than Craig Charles. With a long


THE PUTBACKS:  The Ways (with BILAL)A fairly heavyweight score for Melbourne’s The Putback’s here on the lead single and title track from their forthcoming album, The Ways, as they’ve only gone and landed neo-soul man Bilal for mic duties. Blimey. Not that this is neo-soul though – far from it. No, The Way finds The Putbacks drive a smouldering path through the darkest realms of psychedelic soul as menacing

YAN TREGGER: ‘Catchy’ + ‘Ducks & Drakes’ (re-issue)

YAN TREGGER:  'Catchy' + 'Ducks & Drakes' (re-issue)Rating: ★★★★★ Back in the late 70s when disco and hip-hop were fighting over who was going to truly inherit funk and soul’s mantle it looked for a time as if disco was way out in front. Of course we all know that a few years later, disco was all but played out while hip-hop (in time-honoured fashion) had just been taking its time getting started – not to mention craftily purloining