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THE BAMBOOS: Lit Up + Video

Oh hello – Oz funk commandos The Bamboos are finally back with new single Lit Up off forthcoming album Night Time People – their eighth – due for a June release. If you’ve been paying attention (and you’d have to have been in the northern hemisphere because last album (2013’s Fever In The Road) slipped by with no discernible promo whatsoever), you’ll have noticed that the last two
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CALIBRO 35: Decade + ‘Superstudio’ video

CALIBRO 35: DecadeRating: ★★★★★ 2018 sees Calibro 35 celebrate a ten year-long career by releasing their new long player entitled, appropriately enough, Decade. And if you thought their soundtrack funk schtick might sound a bit tired after that length of time – put such thoughts to bed – for the Milanese five-piece have not only revitalised their sonic palette with orchestral elements but included, among the more
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M-TRI & DJ LEECY T: She’s The DJ, He’s The MC (Extended Mix) b/w Trading Places (7″ Vinyl) + videos

M-TRI & DJ LEECY T:  She's The DJ, He's The MC (Extended Mix) b/w Trading Places (7Rating: ★★★★★ There had been rumours of something big on the way over at the camp of web mag, club night and, latterly, label, 45 Live, which has been practically humming with excitement about forthcoming drops – and here’s a banger. It’s a seven inch release of M-Tri & DJ Leecy T’s massive boom-bap bomb – She’s The DJ, He’s The MC. Is it the back-to-basics ethos of drum breaks
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HOLLIE COOK: ‘Angel Fire’ Sofar London Live video (2017)

HOLLIE COOK:  'Angel Fire' Sofar London Live videoIf you’re not a Daily Mail reader, it’s quite possible you give a shit about other people – particularly those less fortunate than you. Hollie Cook does. It’s why she and her band agreed to play a special Sofar Sounds gig for Amnesty International back in September in aid of refugees – a performance that can be viewed on the video below. Check it and you’ll catch Hollie delivering a sweetly
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THE TIBBS: Lies (Vinyl 7″)(2017) + Video

THE TIBBS:  Lies (Vinyl 7Looks like there’ll be a new album from hot Dutch funk/soul properties The Tibbs next year then. Lies? No it’s all true – that’s just the name of the new single which applies a decidedly Daptones-ish aesthetic to create a horns-led chugger on which singer Elsa Bekman ponders the – well – lies that people live. But how to represent this via an
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HOLLIE COOK: ‘Survive’ video (2017) + European tour 2018 dates

“Without your love boy, I just don’t know how to survive,” sings Hollie Cook ethereally on Survive a.k.a one half of recent, excellent reggae double single Freefalling/ Survive. But do we believe her? Perhaps a gander at the new video with its home video-style footage all tastefully shot through a vintage Super 8 style filter will help. But what’s this? Hollie having a shimmy in the kitchen
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DILLON & DIAMOND D: Black Tie Affair (Vinyl EP)(2017) + Feast video

DILLON & DIAMOND D:  Black Tie Affair (Vinyl EP)It’s all the ‘D’s time as Atlanta MC Dillon Maurer teams up with a man whose steelo is tight because he’s by far the best producer on the mic a.k.a Bronx legend and Diggin In The Crates crew founder member Diamond D. It’s something of a hip-hop ‘occasion’ then and what you might even call a Black Tie Affair – these two certainly have
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JAY DOUGLAS & CHRIS BUTCHER: Messengers (2017) + Video

JAY DOUGLAS & CHRIS BUTCHER:  Messengers (2017) + VideoRating: ★★★★★ Stand by for massive rootsy old school funky reggae as Jay Douglas and Chris Butcher get together to lay down the positivity vibes with new single Messengers. Jamaica-to-Toronto transplant Douglas has been doing it on Canada’s reggae scene since the 70s and has most definitely still got it, while trombonist Butcher leads the Heavyweights Brass Band and has
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Main Event/ Buzzsaw (7″ Vinyl)(2017) + video

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER:  Main Event/ Buzzsaw (7Rating: ★★★★★ And today’s main event is The Allergies’ new 45 off recent LP Push On entitled Main Event and featuring Ugly Duckling emcee and unofficial third Allergy Andy Cooper himself. Man, that is a main event! Expect boom-bap drums, lashings of horns and hook-filled party lyrics. What’s that Andy? “Don’t wear expensive clothes/ When the heat’s up you’ll sweat right through
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MUNGO’S HI-FI feat. EVA LAZARUS: ‘Amsterdam’ video (2017)

MUNGO'S HI-FI feat. EVA LAZARUS:  'Amsterdam' videoRating: ★★★★★ Like the similarly angel-voiced Hollie Cook, you can always rely on Eva Lazarus to hook up with decent reggae and/or bashment producers and grace a decent beat. In this case, she’s joined forces with Glasgow’s finest dancehall practitioners, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, for the piano-led skank of break-up tune Amsterdam which finds our downcast heroine needing to get lifted after – well –
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