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ALEXANDER KOROSTINSKY: Bones Of God (Vinyl 7″)

ALEXANDER KOROSTINSKY: Bones Of God Alexander Korostinsky’s Bones Of God has been burning a hole in the monkey’s inbox for a week now (the trouble was finding something to embed but that’s all sorted now) and you’ll see why when you hear it, for this Turkish-funk-influenced cut is an absolute beast! Must be the season for eastern-themed psych-funk since this comes hot on the tail of the latest El Michels Affair single
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KRAAK & SMAAK: Squeeze Me (Vinyl 7″)

KRAAK & SMAAK: Squeeze Me (Vinyl 7Jalapeno Records scores another hit scouring their back catalog for stuff to release on 45 for the first time and for the second time this year it’s old Kraak & Smaak material they use. Both tracks on the release are lifted from 2008’s Plastic People LP – the A-side being funky breakbeat-powered, Ben Westbeech-featuring banger Squeeze Me. Turns out that, back in the day, the track was
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SABROSA: Sure Pow / Tangerine Shot (Vinyl 7″)

SABROSA:  Sure Pow / Tangerine ShotSabrosa will have you all mixed up and checking your head with new 45 Sure Pow b/w Tangerine Shot. Any Beastie Boys fans will instantly recognise that bouillabaisse of names given that Sabrosa is the name of the Beasties’ fattest and dirtiest ever funk nugget while the uptempo car chase wah wah funk of A-side instrumental Sure Pow borrows elements of the Beasties’ Sureshot
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SURPRISE CHEF: Spring’s Theme (Vinyl 7″)

Actually the flip-side to the previously covered Velodrome on Surprise Chef’s forthcoming 45, Spring’s Theme is arguably the monkey’s preferred track of the two. That title Spring’s Theme though – an ode to the season of regeneration? Or is ‘Spring’ a character in a retro crime flick of the band’s imagining? It could pretty much function as both but either way – don’t
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THE BAMBOOS: Nothing I Wanna Know About/ Bad Line (Vinyl 7″)

THE BAMBOOS: Nothing I Wanna Know About/ Bad LineJust out from Aussie funk-soul heavyweights, The Bamboos, is their latest 45 featuring Hard Up LP track Nothing I Wanna Know About and new cut Bad Line. Expect crisp funk on the former which finds vocal powerhouse Kylie Auldist dropping an almost eighties-ish melody over a crunchy early seventies funk rhythm. Turn that lil puppy over and you’re confronted instead
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RAYE COLE: You Gotta Set Me Free b/w RACHEL MAXANN: You Gotta Set Me Free (Vinyl 7″)

You Gotta Set Me Free RACHEL MAXANNWhy settle for one version of a track when you can have two – and on the either side of the same 45 to boot? Well, you could try listening to the newest forthcoming 45 from the Original Gravity label for the answer since that is precisely the deal; Raye Cole’s grooving Etta James-style early sixties R&B version of You Gotta Set Me Free on the A-side and Rachel Maxann’s slightly smoother
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PAMA INTERNATIONAL: (I Am Nothing) Without You b/w Smile & Say Good Morning (Vinyl 7″)

Pama International continue their recent conversion from reggae to retro soul (and get their southern soul on especially) with new vinyl 45 (I Am Nothing) Without You b/w Smile & Say Good Morning. This is the first single to be lifted from the band’s forthcoming Part 3 soul album and once again features Jewels Vass on vocals. The first of the two tracks is a midtempo cut that
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ROCAFORT RECORDS: Cumbia Sabrosa: Tropical Sound System Bangers from the Discos Fuentes Vaults 1961-1981

ROCAFORT RECORDS: Cumbia Sabrosa:A second helping of Latin bangers today but these are genuine back-in-the-day ones as Rocafort Records assembles a triple-vinyl box set of classics from the Colombian label Discos Fuentes. Turns out the six tracks compiled herein have all been considered classics on the Mexican sonidero (roughly translated as ‘soundsystem’) scene and will both appeal to those with a penchant for cumbia as well as developing a penchant for
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EL COMBO BATANGA: Aji Gua Guao/ El Barrio En La Mirada (Vinyl 7″)

EL COMBO BATANGA: Aji Gua Guao (Vinyl 7Expect chilli-hot all original Latin funk on one side of the new single by El Combo Batanga. That’ll be Aji Gua Guao on which the Madrid-based crew leaven the groove with a bit of Cuban sauce and a spicy drum break in the middle that’ll have dancefloors rocking. On the flipside, providing a sonic counterpoint is El Barrio En La Mirada – a lilting slice of Latin soul featuring lyrics about the experiences of a Cuban immigrant
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SAM REDMORE: Tears (Vinyl 7″)

SAM REDMORE:  Tears (Vinyl 7There’ll be no crying over the new Tears 7″ by current Jalapeno Records hot property Sam Redmore who takes Giorgio Moroder’s 1972 cut and re-invents it through a Latin prism. And if the track name isn’t sounding all that familiar, maybe you know it better as the main sample source for that Organ Donor track on DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing LP – i.e. the only one DJs play. Full
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