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TANIKA CHARLES: Love Overdue b/w Remember To Remember (Vinyl 7″) + video

TANIKA CHARLES: Love Overdue b/w Remember To Remember (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ It’s turning out to be a vintage year for lovers of retro soul music and with this new 45, Record Kicks signing, Toronto-based soul sister, Tanika Charles unleashes her own double broadside by way of a lead single off her forthcoming second LP, The Gumption. On the A-side for example, we have Love Overdue a club mover with added clap-along appeal that harks back to classic early/ mid sixties Sugar Pie
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LEE FIELDS: You’re What’s Needed In My Life (Video)

LEE FIELDS: You're What's Needed In My Life (Video)It rains love on 5 April this year with the release of Lee Fields’ next album and before that comes the fairly intense shower of affection that is his video for new soul slowie You’re What’s Needed In My Life. He’s on about his woman of course though I can’t imagine her taking any of that sass – she’s her own person – it is the twenty-first century! Oohh – he’s calling her ‘girl’ now too – she’ll have
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LEE FIELDS: Will I Get Off Easy (Vinyl 7″) + video + 2019 tour dates

LEE FIELDS:  Will I Get Off Easy (Vinyl 7Soul survivor Lee Fields celebrated fifty years in the business this year and, with absolutely no signs of slowing down whatsoever, drops the video to Will I Get Off Easy, the flip to the title track, from forthcoming long-player, It Rains Love. Will he get off easy!? What have you been up to now Lee, you sly old dog? The lyrics are conveniently nebulous – he’s been stopping out late again
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KELLY FINNIGAN: I Don’t Wanna Wait + ‘Catch Me I’m Falling’ video

KELLY FINNEGAN:  I Don't Wanna Wait + 'Catch Me I'm Falling' videoThose who haven’t had enough smouldering soul of the Lee Fields variety lately will be champing at the bit when they hear opener and lead single, I Don’t Wanna Wait, from forthcoming album The Tales People Tell by Monophonics lead singer Kelly Finnigan which employs a similar sonic aesthetic to Field’s work on Big Crown. As if that’s not enough, there’s also a new video for Catch Me I’m Falling which is also on
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TRDMRK: Hands Up (Vinyl 7″) + video

TRDMRK:  Hands Up + videoRating: ★★★★★ Anyone for a quick Q&A? Hands up who used to dj and produce for Jurassic 5 aside from Cut Chemist? Well done, yes, it was DJ Nu-Mark. Now, hands up who can name the person missing from this list of original Pharcyde members: Fatlip, Booty Brown and Imani. That’s right – Slimkid3. And a slightly harder one – hands up if you know the name of that guy who got the
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FREEDUST feat. SARINA LEAH: ‘Jump Up And Down’ video

FREEDUST feat. SARINA LEAH:  Jump Up And Down videoIf you were paying attention last year, you may well have caught Freedust’s Jump Up And Down EP from last year an uncharacteristically upbeat-sounding affair in these dark times with shades of both Skeewiff and St Etienne about it. The title track, you may remember, was a lively bossa-breaks affair with added surf guitar and featured the vocal talents of Sarina Leah. And what
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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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LEE FIELDS: It Rains Love (Vinyl 7″) + video

LEE FIELDS:  It Rains Love (Vinyl 7Veteran soul man Lee Fields is back already with new single It Rains Love, and as our Lee’ll tell you – when you do find that special person, you hang on to them because, “when you got someone…who really loves you…you got everything.” I think that calls for a song! A downtempo drum break maybe, some reflective instrumentation and that voice of course. Oohh – I know – and a video
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WHIRLWIND D feat. DJAR ONE & SPECIFIK: ‘Labels’ video

Labels, the first track to emerge from Whirlwind D’s new EP bodes well for the full release as it finds him taking a nostalgic spin through all his old twelve inches and holding forth for anyone who’ll listen about his love for hip-hop and how he got sucked into it. Naturally, if you’re going to do that sort of thing, you’ll need a good beat. Step forward Djar One who provides a mighty funk-
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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
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