Tag Archives: Soul

PIGALLE CONNECTION: Casino & Church b/w Vendetta James (Vinyl 7″)

PIGALLE CONNECTION: Casino & Church b/w Vendetta JamesRating: ★★★★★ Just out – this new slice of 45 hotness on Mocambo Records from ‘cinematic funk’ supergroup Pigalle Connection – Casino & Church backed with Vendetta James. The line-up is drawn from the wider Mocambo roster and bandleader is none other than Hammond hotshot Guillaume Metenier of retro reggae outfit Soul Sugar. Meanwhile the two instrumental cuts on
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SNOOCH DODD & THE PRO-TEENS: You Gotta Love This City

SNOOCH DODD & THE PRO-TEENS: You Gotta Love This City You Gotta Love This City is the next single from Snooch Dodd & The Pro-Teens and comes hard on the heels of the last one. As well it might since it channels that seventies library funk/ car-chase vibe – albeit with a little more boom-bap oomph. No need to worry about a whole band fitting into the sort of musical muscle car with only space for a Bullit-mode McQueen or Driver-mode Gosling though, for the ‘band’ is just ‘Dodd’. And indeed
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DANCED TIL MIDNIGHT feat. NOSAJ of NEW KINGDOM: Low Slung (Vinyl 7″)

Low Slung Danced Til MidnightTurns out it’s not just Kid Acne working with New Kingdom’s Nosaj this side of the pond these days as new 45 Low Slung from Essex-based producer Danced Til Midnight reveals. The track in question features a languidly sleazy mid-70s funk groove over which Nosaj half sings/ half raps in a manner once the province of Latyrx’s Lyrics Born. On the flip meanwhile, is instrumental Demerera Dash – a b-boy-friendly nugget which marries
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EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS: Pink Skirt

EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS:  Pink SkirtHard to believe the last time the monkey covered a joint Emma Donovan & The Putbacks’ release before new single Pink Skirt, was the Dawn LP six years ago, but six years it certainly was. Fast forward to the present and the new single shows that things have matured nicely over the intervening period with Pink Skirt – a richly evocative slice of elegiac soul. Lyrically it pays
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ROCAFORT RECORDS: Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 2 (3 X Vinyl 7″ box set)

Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 2If you’re into Latin 45s, you’ll be positively salivating to hear that Rocafort Records are about to drop Latin Underground Revolution Vol. 2 – snappily subtitled More swinging Boogaloo, Guaguancó, Salsa & Latin Soul from New York City 1968?-?1972. That’ll be six hard-to-find cuts showcasing said genres across across a triple vinyl 7″ box set with liner notes from DJ Timber, no
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OTTO DE ROJAS Y SU ORQUESTA: El Tema De Coco (Vinyl 7″)

OTTO DE ROJAS Y SU ORQUESTA: El Tema De Coco (Vinyl 7Still coming correct with the Latin 45 heat, Matasuna Records drop something of a follow-up to the label’s previous Otto De Rojas release of a few years ago with this brace of light-touch remixes of the Peruvian’s funky, Latin-disco nugget El Tema De Coco off 1976 LP Superéxitos Bailables. First up to twiddle the knobs is Retro Roland Riso going large on the drums with extra
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MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 6 (Vinyl 7″)

MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 6 (Vinyl 7It’s been a long road to getting this out – the small matter of a pandemic being only one among multifarious delays that nearly meant no vinyl drop at all.  Ultimately however, the forces of light have triumphed – in so sudden and final a turnaround that Mako & Mr Bristow’s Stank Soul Edits Vol.6 arrived before the PR was finalised.  So let’s cut to the chase – on the one side – Stealin’ Alright; on t’other side – Stolen Nolan. Cheeky!
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SNOOCH DODD & THE PRO-TEENS: I Flip My Life Every Time I Fly

SNOOCH DODD & THE PRO-TEENS: I Flip My Life Every Time I FlyIf you like the way El Michels Affair apply hip-hop sensibilities to cinematic soul, you might want to check out the debut single by Snooch Dodd & The Pro-Teens, I Flip My Life Every Time I Fly. Turns out this is a studio side project of Karate Boogaloo’s drummer Hudson Whitlock and Snooch Dodd only exists in his imagination – not that the monkey’s complaining – because the very real
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LACK OF AFRO feat. CAMILA RECHIO & WAX: You Could Do Better

LACK OF AFRO feat. CAMILA RECHIO & WAX: You Could Do Better Lacking an afro maybe but never short of a collaborator or two? It can only be Lack Of Afro’s Adam Gibbons’ whose new single You Could Do Better has an ‘impact date’ of 14 August which means you’re getting to hear about it early doors. And as the lyrics reveal, guest vocalist Camila Recchio is getting her own heads-up over an emotive soul groove about her choice of
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ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: 30-60-90 (Vinyl 7″)

ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: 30-60-90Rating: ★★★★★ Got a new job? Original Gravity have just supplied your anthem in the form of 30-60-90 and four different versions in four different styles by four different OG artists no less. That’ll be ska outfit Prince Alphonso & The Fever, Latin boogaloo supremo Néstor Álvarez, early reggae dons the Brentford Rd Soul Rebels feat. Dennis Alcapone, and soul jazz crew Curtis Baker &
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