Tag Archives: Soul

DR RUBBERFUNK: My Life At 45 (Part 2) (Vinyl 7″)

DR RUBBERFUNK: My Life At 45 (Part 2) (Vinyl 7Where’s there’s a Part 1, you know there’s a Part 2 – and here it is, the second instalment of Dr Rubberfunk’s My Life At 45. You what? Yes, it’s a gag – he’s forty-five and it’s a 45 rpm slice of wax. This time the A-side is sax-y jazzstrumental Canvas Cathedral – consisting of a spacey uptempo breakbeat backdrop from Rubbers and expansive horn daubs from Ben Castle. Things
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FLEVANS feat. LAURA VANE: Invisible

FLEVANS feat. LAURA VANE:  InvisibleFlevans’ latest single, Invisible, is the third to be released off his forthcoming long-player, Part-Time Millionaire, the second to feature songstress Laura Vane and the best one yet so let’s hope it’s showing up on everyone’s radar. It starts off with pensive rhythm guitar, bass and head-nodding drum break while our Laura hopes she can escape a ‘few dark days’ during which she’s been ‘choking
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LANCE FERGUSON: Lance Ferguson’s Rare Groove Spectrum

Lance Ferguson's Rare Groove SpectrumSo there you are, listening to some rare-as-buggery funk/soul/jazz/ Latin track from back in the day on uploaded to Youtube but with crappy audio and wishing someone would re-press it to vinyl and, even if they did, if this section here were extended or if that soul tune was done in a Latin stylee and you’re thinking – hey, producers do edits of stuff like this for precisely those
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SHEILA TETTEH QUAYE: Miss Uncertainty b/w Soul Caesar (Vinyl 7″)

SHEILA TETTEH QUAYE:  Miss CertaintyRating: ★★★★★ Here we go them – absolutely no doubt that Sheila Tetteh Quaye’s new funk 45 Miss Uncertainty is most definitely fire. Sheila Tetteh who? Nope, the monkey neither. This didn’t come in as a submission, it just hove into to view on the web and a quick stab at googling yielded nothing but dead-end Google+ and Facebook pages though there is an FB page for Swiss label That’s
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DJAR ONE: You Keep Me Hangin On’ b/w I Can Feel Your Love (Vinyl 7″)

DJAR ONE:  You Keep Me Hangin On' b/w I Can Feel Your Love Need more soul in your b-boy sets or b-boy in your soul sets? Djar One’s your man as he re-versions two sista cuts from the sixties! First up is a supreme-ly beat-match friendly take on the Holland-Dozier-Holland-penned You Keep Me Hangin’ On as sung by everyone’s favourite Motown girl group. Meanwhile, on the flip you’ll be feeling the drums as some heavyweight
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ELI PAPERBOY REED: Bank Robber

ELI PAPERBOY REED:  Bank Robber Latter-day soul-man Eli Paperboy Reed returns on 12 April with next LP 99 Cent Dreams, the follow-up to his excellent gospel-tinged fifth studio LP My Way Home album. And, on the evidence of the chanking guitar and piano-drenched first leak off it, Bank Robber, it promises to be every bit as excellent. The track draws inspiration from a deep well of mid sixties soul/ rnb influences and if it
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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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