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ESPADRILLE: Bandana Breaks b/w Funk Off (Vinyl 7″)

ESPADRILLE: Bandana Breaks b/w Funk Off (Vinyl 7Espadrille plant their rope-soled feet firmly back onto the Hammond funk scene with new 45 Bandana Breaks b/w Funk Off. The duo travel under the names ‘T. Montana’ (‘say hello to my little fren’!’) and the vaguely New Mastersounds-y ‘H. Shand’ and have apparently been making music for decades. As they’re studio bound though, they’ve had no need to elbow their way
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FORT KNOX FIVE: The Brazilian Hipster (Vinyl 7″)

FORT KNOX FIVE: The Brazilian Hipster (Vinyl 7Back in 2004 when Fort Knox Five’s fifth release and signature cut The Brazilian Hipster first came out, the vinyl 12″ was still king of DJ formats, digital was a dirty word and the 45 was little more than the province of die-hard spinners of old wax. Fast forward to now and the 12″ is a rarity, digital’s huge (but still a dirty word in some parts) while there’s nothing hipper than a vinyl 7″. What
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MARTA REN: Worth It (Vinyl 7″)

MARTA REN: Worth It (Vinyl 7“Was it worth it? Am I worth it? The pain ain’t worth it? I don’t know,” sings Marta Ren on the hook of new 45 Worth It – like she doesn’t already know the answer. Of course it was worth it! We commence with the rumbling bass, funky drums of a heavy mid-tempo soul groove, in comes some tremelo guitar and then the Porto soul queen is off, “Something told me this was a trap.” No –
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DAYTONER: My Sweet Baby/ Shout Love (Vinyl 7″)

DAYTONER: My Sweet Baby/ Shout Love (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Daytoner enter the 45 fray again this week with latest vinyl 7″ My Sweet Baby b/w Shout Love. The pounding A-side takes its cues from northern soul and makes heavy use of Jackie Wilson’s The Who Who Song though it is way more of an animal than anything that ever graced the sound system at The Twisted Wheel or Wigan Casino. Flip things over and suddenly we’re all
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THE REBEL feat. ILLSPOKINN: The Sculptor (Vinyl 7″)

THE REBEL feat. ILLSPOKINN: The SculptorRating: ★★★★★ Oh shit! Can’t see this hanging around for long when it gets released next week. Hot new 45 thrills from the DJ’s Choice label as they enlist the services of one of the monkey’s favourite DJ/ producers, The Rebel, who returns with a band, NYC emcee Illspokinn and seven inch banger The Sculptor.  It’s a project that sees the outfit channel peak-era The J.B.’s perfectly while Illspokinn holds forth on the mic. Flip that bad boy
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SOUL FLIP EDITS 7: In The Basement / My Sweet Lord (Vinyl 7″)

SOUL FLIP EDITS 7: In The Basement / My Sweet Lord (Vinyl 7Good lord! It’s Soul Flip Edits 7 the label’s third drop this year alone – or perhaps that should that be My Sweet Lord! since the B-side here re-flips John Gary Williams’ mid-tempo rendition of the George Harrison song into a storming northern soul mover whilst cunningly retaining the original tempo breakdown of course. That’ll be the bit during which Williams makes a soft-spoken soul
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RALPH WEEKS: ‘Let Me Do My Thing’ re-press + VOODOOCUTS Remix (Vinyl 7″)

RALPH WEEKS: 'Let Me Do My Thing' re-press + VOODOOCUTS Remix (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Alright, so it’s a bit longer than a month between releases this time but who’s going to complain if it’s this large – only a 45 re-press of Ralph Weeks’ massive Panamanian funk bomb Let Me Do My Thing! One of the monkey’s favourite Latin funk tracks ever, the 1971 original – recorded by Weeks with band Los Dinamicos
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: 2Much! b/w Special 45

‘One, two, MUCH!’ Thus begins The Allergies new 45 featuring erstwhile UD emcee and unofficial third allergy Andy Cooper. Cue uptempo double bass line, a million jazzy and funky samples and Mr Cooper on top form machine-gunning syllables into the mic. Don’t forget to listen carefully to the shout-outs though as the earth-sheltered glory of Gloucester Services gets a namecheck in amongst
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MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4 (Vinyl 7″)

MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4 (Vinyl 7Stop the press! Mako & Mr Bristow finally release Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4! It seems like forever since Vol. 3 but now here they are with their fourth volume of funky 45 edits and three tracks no less, not to mention having jumped ship from Resense to Breakbeat Paradise for what just happens to be BBP’s first ever vinyl 7″! But three tracks on a 45? Well, like the boys say, their raison d’etre is
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KIND & KINKY ZOO: Seven Noisettes b/w Poulpe Fiction (Vinyl 7″)

KIND & KINKY ZOO: Seven Noisettes b/w Poulpe Fiction (Vinyl 7Swiss outfit Kind & Kinky Zoo return with a new vinyl 7″ packed full of nutty goodness and juicy instrumental antics in the form of Seven Noisettes b/w Poulpe Fiction. If you caught 2017’s long-awaited LP Released! you’ll know that while this lot are on the funky spectrum, they feel entirely unconstrained by genre boundaries and at any given moment are liable to veer off at jazz or
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