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THE REBEL feat. DANNO, THE GOOD PEOPLE, ICE ONE: Rebel Music (Vinyl 12″)

Blimey – a 12″ – remember them? They were king of vinyl formats for a while and ruled the clubs for nearly four decades until newfangled stuff like digital formats came along and and – er – the vinyl 7″ made a resurgence. Still, for disco and hip-hop, they were always the big donny dadda of formats and The Rebel knows what’s good for new release Rebel Music. Six cuts (yep, there’s a lot
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LEWIS PARKER: All I Got (Vinyl 12″)

Now then, who likes to recline and max with the illest tracks, master the dope joints so the shit be sounding phat on wax? That’s right, it’s producer and sometime emcee Lewis Parker who is back with 12″ vinyl single All I Got on 7 May this year. And ‘all ‘Lewis has got is a head-nod groove and his own mic skills which is plenty to perk up your ears and soundtrack your city drive-time before I
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BEATS & CULTURE: BNC003 (Vinyl 12″)

 BEATS & CULTURE: BNC003 (Vinyl 12After more than a half year of silence, the Beats & Culture Youtube camp hook-up with Melting Records for a third release blending hip-hop and dub with exotic sounds – this time featuring The Spy From Cairo, Thunderball, Invisible Sounds and SomehowArt. That’s right, four tracks, which means that, rather than the seven inches of the first two releases, they’ve had to resort to the vinyl format of champions – the twelve inch – and
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SOUL SUGAR feat. LEO CARMICHAEL: Never Too Much (Vinyl 12″)

SOUL SUGAR feat. LEO CARMICHAEL: Never Too Much (Vinyl 12Cementing their credentials as purveyors of the smoochiest late night reggae soul covers, Soul Sugar return with their extended ‘Discomix’ cover of Luther Vandross’s early 80s anthem Never Too Much on vinyl 12″. And while they might not be wearing massive shiny suits like old ‘Velvet Voice’ (well, you have to assume no-one else would want to wear that sort of getup anyway), where could
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KOKA MASS JAZZ: Elephunky Trip (Vinyl 12″)

Koka Mass Jazz’s Elephunky Trip twelve inch is the new piece of vinyl out from Timewarp Music and, perhaps surprisingly, is only the long-running label’s second wax drop. To all intents and purposes, this previously digital-only release is a mini-LP with seven original tracks on it, plus a second version of one of these by the band along with vocal and instro versions of another of the
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CALENDER: Hypertension (+ HOTMOOD edit)/ Ritmo Latino (+ VOODOOCUTS edit) (Vinyl 12″)

CALENDER: Hypertension (+ HOTMOOD edit)/ Ritmo Latino (+ VOODOOCUTS edit) (Vinyl 12Having got the gap between releases down to around a month, the Matasuna Records crew now shave off a few more days and just for jollies make sure the release is a twelve inch to boot. A what? Oh yes – sorry kids – back in the day there were two sizes of vinyl record, one of which was a whole foot across! Indeed between the late seventies and the noughties, 12″s were the DJ standard in dance
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BREAKBEAT PARADISE RECORDINGS: Badass Funk Vol. 2 (Vinyl 12″)

BREAKBEAT PARADISE RECORDINGS: Badass Funk Vol. 2 (Vinyl 12Two years on from the heavyweight first installment, Breakbeat Paradise pulls Badass Funk Vol. 2 out of the bag. Returning for a second crack at the whip are Badboe (obvs. – it’s the man’s label!), B-Side, the two-man demolition team that is Breakbeat Junkie Vs DJP and DJ Roast Beatz whilst Ewan Hoozami, Ale Tosses, Turntill & Merlin and Morlack all put in a first appearance. First up
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ANDY COOPER: Here Comes Another One b/w The Perfect Definition (Vinyl 12″)(2017)

ANDY COOPER:  Here Comes Another One b/w The Perfect Definition (Vinyl 12Rating: ★★★★★ Oohh – look out – here comes another one from someone who is surely Long Beach’s tallest emcee and one of the world’s fastest. That’ll be Andy Cooper then, sometime Ugly Duckling, tireless mic manipulator and seeker of the dopest beats. For your aural delectation this time around, he’s convinced Spanish label Rocafort to release double funky action on the only
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