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LOS SOBRINOS DEL JUEZ: Harina De Maiz / Corned Beef Hash (Vinyl 7″)

LOS SOBRINOS DEL JUEZ: Harina De Maiz / Corned Beef Hash (Vinyl 7Now then, how about some wah-wah fuelled Latin funk 45 action? Perhaps Los Sobrinos Del Juez’s Harina De Maiz from their self-titled 1974 album? Yes, that should do nicely. Of course on its original 45 release, this track was the B-side to salsa cut Mortifica. Now it’s an A-side what to make the B-side? Go with Mortifica but demote it? Or cop a different cut off the same album? It’s the second!
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IKEBE SHAKEDOWN: Kings Left Behind

IKEBE SHAKEDOWN: Kings Left BehindFollowing a brace of single releases earlier in the summer, instrumental soul outfit Ikebe Shakedown finally drop their fourth studio long-player, Kings Left Behind.   If anyone’s lagging though, it’s not the Ikebe crew, for despite the fact that the band’s musical territory is packed to the gills with the talent of similarly NYC-based fellow travellers Budos Band and Menahan Street Band, this is a
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THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS feat. LAMAR WILLIAMS JR: Taking Me Down

THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS feat. LAMAR WILLIAMS JR: Taking Me DownThe steady flow of singles off The New Mastersounds upcoming LP collab. with Lamar Williams Jr, Shake It, continues apace with the arrival of new one Taking Me Down. It’s a track on which the band switch up the influences and transform from The New Metersounds into the New Mulatusounds and wear their Ethio-psychfunk influences proud. Listen and shimmy for the first
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DJ YODA feat. ANDREW ASHONG: Kingswood

DJ YODA feat. ANDREW ASHONG: KingswoodIt’s new single time again from DJ Yoda as he releases Kingswood which, by the monkey’s reckoning is at least the third single from his recent long player Home Cooking. This, Yoda’s fourth studio album, provided evidence of a decidedly nineties-ish rare groove and jazz-meets-hip-hop sound palette which is well exemplified by Kingswood‘s lushly orchestrated, piano-laced slo
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ESPADRILLE: Bandana Breaks b/w Funk Off (Vinyl 7″)

ESPADRILLE: Bandana Breaks b/w Funk Off (Vinyl 7Espadrille plant their rope-soled feet firmly back onto the Hammond funk scene with new 45 Bandana Breaks b/w Funk Off. The duo travel under the names ‘T. Montana’ (‘say hello to my little fren’!’) and the vaguely New Mastersounds-y ‘H. Shand’ and have apparently been making music for decades. As they’re studio bound though, they’ve had no need to elbow their way
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THE TRAFFIC: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger b/w Chasin’ Feels (Vinyl 7″)

THE TRAFFIC: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger b/w Chasin' Feels (Vinyl 7If you’ve been short of something to make your 45 sets harder, better, faster, stronger lately, The Traffic have got you covered with their latest – er – cover. Properly nailing that Daft Punk track in an organic funk stylee the band makes things drummier, funkier, slightly faster and all the better, doing for the French duo what they’ve previously done for the likes of Grandmaster Flash and Rick
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NEAL FRANCIS: This Time

NEAL FRANCIS: This TimeRating: ★★★★★ Neal Francis drops new single, This Time in the lead-up to the autumn release of full-length effort Changes and this – er – time, he says he went for the, “full Allen Toussaint vibe.” Which, for anyone familiar with previous Francis’ singles These Are The Days and Changes Pt 1, will know is going some from the man Craig Charles has dubbed the, “reincarnation of Allen Toussaint.” Is it
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THE BURROUGHS: The Slip/ Forever In Love

THE BURROUGHS:  The Slip/ Forever In LoveTwo slices of throwback soul here on this ‘digital 45′ from nine-piece Colorado outfit The Burroughs, signed to Color Red Records – the label started by The New Mastersounds’ Eddie Roberts. The Slip takes its cues from the one and only Mr James Brown with the sort of fat in-the-pocket Cold Sweat-era groove that the JB’s would be happy with and that, presumably, another JB (i.e.
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SOULBRIGADA: Do Your Thang / Grab Dis Thang (RESENSE 046) (Vinyl 7″)

SOULBRIGADA:  Do Your Thang / Grab Dis Thang (RESENSE 046) (Vinyl 7I don’t know, nothing for two years and then two come along at once! Yes, the second drop this August from the highly respected Resense edits label is this one from Soulbrigada who steps out with two similarly named and equally funky edits from different ends of soul’s golden era. On the A-side, Do Your Thang tastefully reboots a mid-seventies Floridian number, extending things a bit
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RESENSE 045: Turn It Dub (MAD DOC) b/w 3 Miles Down (SONO RHIZMO) (Vinyl 7″)

RESENSE 045:  Turn It Dub (MAD DOC) b/w 3 Miles Down (SONO RHIZMO) (Vinyl 7The mighty Resense edits machine makes a welcome return to the vinyl 45 arena this August with two drops released at the start of the month, the first of which is this double header. On the A-side is Mad Doc’s dub mashup of Anderson.Paak and T.I.’s Come Down with The Bamboos and Lyrics Born’s contemporary funky bump Turn It Up from 2010 and damn if both tracks don’t sound
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