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THE DT6 – ‘Donkey Chop b/w Scotstoun Shuffle’ 45

Starla Records continue their run of quality releases by delivering two sides of funky excellence on their latest drop from The DT6. Donkey Chop is an uptempo instro that’s all about the wah-wah and the flute while Scotstoun Shuffle employs what, on the evidence of this, are the wildly underused vocal talents of Average White Band Drummer Paul Mills. This one’s a nifty little mid-tempo JB style song-about-a-dance-routine effort. They’re not fooling anyone though – I’ve seen the ‘Scotstoun Shuffle’ and it ain’t pretty.

THE DT6: (Theme from) The Baden Persuader/ EMELI SANDE & MARCO with THE DT6: Takes – 2009 – 7” review

Rating: ★★★★☆

Starla do their double A side 45 thing again and once more I find myself loving one track and running in fear from the other. I googled The Baden Persuader (the one I like) intrigued by the ‘Theme from’ prefix, expecting to find links telling me about some sort of German Get Carter style movie. All I got were references to this very track though, which, as it turns out, finds Starla house band The DT6 dropping eastern-sounding instrumental spy-flick funk so sinuous you could put a leather jacket on it and call it a snake. Flipside Takes, in contrast, comes across as an eighties update on sixties northern soul and for all the fact that Emeli Sande and Marco supply quality vocals, it’s got Costa Del Crime 80s mirrorball disco written all over it. Shiny and evil.

Starla Records – Myspace (Listen to Baden Persuader/ Takes)

The DT6 – Myspace

Emeli Sande – Myspace